Vail Jazz Party
The Vail Jazz Party returns with the 28th Annual Vail Jazz Festival! Sept 1 – 5, 2022. The lineup is taking shape and full details will be announced soon!
The grand finale of both the Vail Jazz Festival and the beautiful Colorado summer season, the Vail Jazz Party features a jam-packed lineup with several headliners that join together to play in group performances, multi-artist jam sessions, and inspiring tributes to jazz legends. Vail Jazz Party features a House Band with John Clayton, Dick Oatts, Terell Stafford, Wycliffe Gordon, Bill Cunliffe, and Lewis Nash. With over 35 hours of jazz music, the Vail Jazz Party has cemented its reputation as the premier Labor Day weekend event!
Pass-Holder Welcome Reception
Pick up your welcome packet, enjoy a glass of wine and hors d'oeuvres, reunite with old friends and make new ones!
Thursday Evening Session
Musicians: Isaiah Thompson (piano), David Wong (bass), Patrick Bartley (alto sax), Ryan Porter (trombone), Anthony Hervey (trumpet), Christian McGhee (drums)
Musicians: John Clayton (bass), Dick Oatts (alto saxophone), Wycliffe Gordon (trombone), Bill Cunliffe (piano), Terell Stafford (trumpet), Lewis Nash (drums)
Thursday Late Night Jam Session
Friday Afternoon Session
Friday Evening Session
Friday Evening will feature the energetic and popular Wycliffe Gordon's Nu Funk Machine dance party!
Friday Late Night Session
Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday Evening Session
Saturday Late Night Session
Pass-Holder Champagne Brunch
Enjoy a champagne brunch prior to the Gospel session, mingle with friends and even VJP musicians! Pass holders will enjoy reserved section seating at the Gospel session, so no need to rush over to the Jazz Tent!
Niki Haris' Gospel Prayer Meetin'
Beginning in 2001, Vail Jazz began to annually present a performance dedicated to exploring Black gospel music in order to recognize and pay tribute to the critical contribution that this music has made in shaping jazz. Eventually the format of these shows evolved into the ever-popular Niki Haris’ Gospel Prayer Meetin’ and this year will be no exception. Everyone is encouraged to sing along with Niki and the Mile High Gospel Ensemble as the lyrics for each song will be provided to the audience.
Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday Evening Session
Sunday Late Night Session
Monday Afternoon Session
New to the 2022 Vail Jazz Party – single option ALL-ACCESS PATRON PASS!
The Vail Jazz Party features multiple sessions of music from Thursday through Monday. The pass is the best way to experience the Vail Jazz Party, offering early entry to all sessions throughout the weekend, welcome reception, and Sunday champagne brunch. Individual Session Tickets gain entry into a session of music, which typically lasts 4-5 hours and consists of multiple sets.
All-Access Patron Pass
ALL-ACCESS PATRON PASS / $575
This pass includes access to all music sessions and special performances over the five day holiday weekend, beginning Thursday evening (9/1) and running through Monday afternoon (9/5). Additionally, the pass includes a pass-holder welcome reception on Thursday evening, entry to the Sunday morning Gospel session and a pass-holder champagne brunch preceding the show.
Individual Session Tickets
INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS / $75
Ticket includes entry to a single music session, including multiple sets of music performed by different ensembles of headliners. Individual sessions include Thursday evening, Friday afternoon and evening, Saturday afternoon and evening, Sunday afternoon and evening, and Monday afternoon. Sunday morning Gospel session is NOT included.
*INDIVIDUAL SESSION TICKETS ON SALE THIS SUMMER PENDING AVAILABILITY
SUNDAY MORNING GOSPEL SESSION / $95
Ticket includes entry to the popular Sunday morning Gospel session in General Admission seating (preferred seating will be held for All-Access Patron Pass holders).
Travel & lodging accommodations
EPIC MOUNTAIN EXPRESS
Provides shuttle service from both the Vail / Eagle County Airport and Denver International Airport. Discounted rates VJP patrons are available here!
The Hythe Vail
Formerly the Vail Marriott, the luxury Hythe Vail is the headquarters of the Vail Jazz Party. CLICK HERE for discounted rates for VJP patrons!