Let’s conga! Poncho Sanchez brings hot Latin Jazz to Vail

Growing up poor in Los Angeles, Poncho Sanchez thought he might have found his calling after he bought a three-string Spanish guitar for $.50 from a neighbor. “The guy across the street had a band doing a lot of Motown stuff,” recalls the Grammy award-winning Latin jazz bandleader. “He had a Fender and he’d let … Continued

Tommy Igoe Drummer Extraordinaire at Jazz @ Vail Square

Jazz @ Vail Square continues this Thursday, Aug. 8 with the high-energy, seat-thumping sounds of the Tommy Igoe Sextet. One of the world’s preeminent drummers, Igoe has led the Birdland Big Band in New York City over the last several years, created the beats for Broadway’s “The Lion King” and has toured the world with … Continued

John Pizzarelli’s and his Hip Guitar visit Vail Square

John Pizzarelli puts an extra pop in jazz. The internationally heralded guitarist/vocalist and his quartet land in Lionshead on Thursday. There was no such thing as silence growing up in the Pizzarelli household. Mind you, the sounds emanating from the place were nothing close to noise. Coming from one of the most talented, harmonious families … Continued

9 Questions with ‘The American Diva,’ Ann Hampton Callaway

The ‘American Diva’ speaks candidly about her many hats, The Great American Songbook and working with Robert de Niro. Hypnotizing audiences with her rich vocal delivery of the classics, Anne Hampton Callaway is a Tony Award-winning Broadway star, pianist, producer and songwriter who has composed hundreds of songs for everyone from Barbara Streisand to the … Continued

Philadelphia Orchestra members to jam with Cuban jazz artists on July 10!

Cuba’s Gran Union musicians to sit in on Philly Jam. Philadelphia Orchestra stars meet Cuban jazz favorites on Jazz After stage The hypnotizing musical conversation between orchestra stars on a small stage continues this Wednesday, July 10 with Jazz After: The Philly Jam performance at Larkspur Restaurant. Following the Bravo! Vail Philadelphia Orchestra concert, select … Continued

Jazz Tickets on Sale, line up for Jazz @ Vail Square announced

The 2013 Thursday night lineup brings stars from every corner of the jazz genre and beyond! The Vail Jazz Festival has planted itself firmly on the map for jazz connoisseurs all over the world, but in recent years with its mix of Cuban, Latin, rock, blues, swing and soul, it has seriously pushed the limits … Continued