Vail Jazz Education


A dozen of the country’s most dedicated, gifted, and promising high school jazz musicians participate in the 10-day Workshop.

Jammin' Jazz Kids

A free interactive program that teach youngsters the fundamentals of jazz and the art of improvisation.

Jazz Goes to School

Jazz education for 4th and 5th graders from top jazz musicians/educators. Celebrating 25 years!

Perpetuating Jazz with a Focus on Young Musicians


workshop alumni


VJGTS students annually


years and counting


alum Grammy nominations


workshop instructors

What Sets VJ Education Apart

Who we are.

We cherish the bonds of community between musicians, workshop alumni, staff and audiences. We take pride in bringing the rich, cultural heritage of jazz to the forefront of the community.

What we do.

The Workshop and Jazz Goes to School provide music curriculum that bridges the gap between art and history. Our instructors double as story tellers that teach the importance of landmark moments our nation has risen up from, and how we have overcome adversity through art as a powerful tool of expression.

Where we're headed.

The goal of VJGTS is to expand the program to include more students across the state, and to deliver a live performance finale to 4th and 5th graders that complete the curriculum. Either in-person or virtually.

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