Sullivan Fortner Trio
Thursday / Jul 27
Vail Jazz @ Vail Square
Lionshead Village, Vail Square
Premium Seating: $75
General Admission: $35
SOULFUL AND INVENTIVE PIANO PRODIGY
2002 Vail Jazz Workshop piano alumnus Sullivan Fortner returns to Vail this summer as a headliner under the Jazz Tent. For the past decade, Fortner has been stretching deep-rooted talents as a pianist, composer, band leader and uncompromising individualist. The Grammy Award-winning artist out of New Orleans has earned recognition in multiple DownBeat Critics Poll categories, winning first place in Rising Star Piano and Rising Star Jazz Artist, has released two albums, collaborated with countless jazz giants, and is one of the most sought-after festival musicians in the nation.
Pulling distinct elements from different eras, Fortner’s artistry preserves the tradition and evolves the sound. He seeks connections among different musical styles that are at once deeply soulful and wildly inventive.
Presenting Underwriters: Debbie and Pete Brill
Supporting Partners: Chaîne des Rôtisseurs
Presenting Sponsors: Discover Vail, Alpine Bank, Epic Promise Foundation, The Jazz Cruise
Local Business Underwriter: Ruggs Benedict
Wine Sponsor: Grappa
Floral Sponsor: A Secret Garden
This program is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts via the Western Jazz Presenters Network.