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Workshop Alumni Happenings April 23 – May 6, 2024

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival takes place this weekend (April 25-28) and next (May 3-5) in New Orleans LA. And there is no shortage of Vail Jazz Workshop alumni who will be...

Workshop Alumni Happenings April 9 – April 22, 2024

Currently teaching at the University of Iowa’s School of Music, 2001 trumpet alum Curtis Taylor releases his debut full-length album, Taylor Made, on April 12. In his career to date, Taylor has performed with...

Workshop Alumni Happenings March 26 – April 8, 2024

The two piano students who attended the Vail Jazz Workshop class of 2023 aren’t wasting any time staking their claims as rising stars in the jazz world! Last week, Jose Andre had his 19th...

Workshop Alumni Happenings March 12 – March 15, 2024

22-year-old Summer Camargo (2018 trumpet) graduated just last year from the Juilliard School in NYC. But in 2022, as a senior at Juilliard, she became the youngest-ever member of the Saturday Night Live Band...

Workshop Alumni Happenings Feb 27 – March 11, 2024

The 85th Blue Note Records Anniversary Celebration continues, starring the Blue Note Quintet with its director Gerald Clayton (2002 piano), Matt Brewer (2000 bass), saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins, drummer Kendrick Scott, and vibraphonist Joel Ross....

Workshop Alumni Happenings Feb 13 – Feb 26, 2024

Workshop class of 2000 trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire’s musicianship contributed to two albums receiving Grammy Awards earlier this month. Akinmusire played trumpet on pianist Billy Childs’s The Winds of Change, which won for Best Jazz...

Workshop Alumni Happenings Oct 25 – Nov 7, 2023

Alumni Happenings Oct 25 – Nov 7, 2023 Trumpeter Benny Benack III (2008) teams up with VJ Workshop education director John Clayton for performances at Jazz St. Louis (MO), October 27-28. The next night,...

Workshop Alumni Happenings Oct 11 – 24, 2023

Alumni Happenings Oct 11 – 24, 2023 Congratulations to pianists Esteban Castro (2018) and Brandon Goldberg (2023) for being selected by the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz as semi-finalists for the Institute’s 2023 International...

Workshop Alumni Happenings Sept 27 – Oct 10, 2023

Alumni Happenings Sept 27 – Oct 10, 2023 2014 trumpet alum Anthony Hervey leads a quintet – including his Workshop classmate Isaiah J. Thompson (piano) – at the Jazz Gallery in NYC on September...

Workshop Alumni Happenings Sept 15 – 28, 2023

Alumni Happenings Sept 15 – 28, 2023 2023 Vail Jazz Workshop students Elijah Allen (trumpet), Miles Cole (trombone), Evan Dexter (trombone), Brandon Cole (piano), Miriam Goroff-Behel (alto saxophone), Læsio Littlejohn (bass), Beckett Miles (drums),...