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Workshop Alumni Happenings May 11, 2022

Skylar Tang came through the Vail Jazz Workshop just last year (2021 trumpet) and, now at the ripe old age of 16, is the winner of the Dr. J. Douglas White Composition and Arranging...

Workshop Alumni Happenings Apr 27, 2022

1999 piano alum Zaccai Curtis is a featured artist in an April 30 event at the Atlantic BKLN in Brooklyn NY celebrating the historic New York City mambo era at the Palladium Ballroom. The...

Workshop Alumni Happenings Apr 13, 2022

82-year-old Morton Block was only 19 years old when he met Susan, the love of his life ever since, just before he was deployed to Europe aboard a US Navy ship. It was then...

Workshop Alumni Happenings Mar 30, 2022

Evan Abounassar (2015 trumpet) is among the jazz composers under age 30 who have been announced by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Foundation as winners of the 2022 Herb Alpert...

Workshop Alumni Happenings Mar 16, 2022

2014 alum Isaiah J. Thompson and 2018 alum Esteban Castro have just been announced by the American Pianists Association as two of the five finalists for the 2023 American Pianists Award for jazz piano....

Workshop Alumni Happenings Mar 2, 2022

Ambrose Akinmusire (2000 trumpet) performs with the 30-piece San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra backing his quartet (with 2002 Workshop alum Gerald Clayton on piano) in the West Coast premiere of his new work “Porter” at...

Workshop Alumni Happenings Feb 16, 2022

Gerald Clayton (2002 piano) has announced the April 1 release of his second Blue Note Records album, Bells on Sand, which includes bass contributions from his Dad, VJW Director of Education John Clayton; listen...

Workshop Alumni Happenings Feb 2, 2022

Pianist James Francies (2012) continues a world tour as a member of guitarist Pat Metheny’s Side-Eye trio, which has a number of national gigs remaining before heading to Europe this spring. Among these is...