United States Air Force Academy Band Falconaires
Sunday / Jul 3
Vail Jazz @ Solaris
Based in Colorado Springs, the Air Force Academy Band is recognized as one of the nation’s most versatile and professional military bands. Strauss marches? Nah! Sousa? Nope! When this popular, dynamic 17-piece ensemble lands in Vail, they’ll pull out all the stops on some of the most celebrated works of the Swing Era. Nationally recognized within the jazz community, the “Falcs” are renowned for their concerts and performances at prestigious music conventions and festivals, including the Jazz Educator’s Network, the Music Educators National Conference, MusicFest Canada, the Montreux Detroit Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, and the Telluride Jazz Celebration. Although firmly grounded in the authenticity of Swing, these top musicians aren’t afraid to take flight with soaring solos and creative arrangements, delivering a contemporary take on both old and new classics. Forget about marching; prepare for take off!
Presenting Underwriters: Cathie Bennett and Fred Frailey