Howard Stone: Jazz and Freedom

With July 4th rapidly approaching, I thought I would write an article about the connection between jazz and Independence Day. While I was inspired by the subject matter, I drew a blank and I…

Celebrate The Fourth with Marcia Ball

The charismatic storyteller rolls into town to open summer series Last year Americana songstress/pianist Marcia Ball joined the ranks of Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett and George Strait as an official Texas State Musician. The…

A Letter from our new Executive Director, James Kenly

Dear Friends of Vail Jazz, It is with deep gratitude and excitement that I write this letter as the newly appointed Executive Director of the Vail Jazz Foundation. While the valley quiets down for the…

Sing It, Soul Sister: Let There be Light

Doubtless for most of us, when we hear the word “soulful,” it calls to mind individuals such as Aretha Franklin, Carole King, Gladys Knight or Peggy Scott-Adams. It is also quite likely the most…

Aimée Hones Her Gypsy Sensibilities

The French-born artist returns on the heels of her 10th album release Cyrille Aimée has long-since gone the way of the gypsy. The 34-year-old grew up in the small town of Samois-sur-Seine in northern…