Vail Jazz Party
The 29th Annual Vail Jazz Party will return August 31 – September 4, 2023.
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. The Party is hosted by the Vail Jazz Faculty Sextet, featuring John Clayton, Dick Oatts, Terell Stafford, Wycliffe Gordon, Bill Cunliffe, and Lewis Nash. Now in it’s 29th year, the Vail Jazz Party has cemented its reputation as the premier Labor Day weekend event!
Vail Jazz is thrilled to announce that some of the biggest names in jazz have been secured to perform at the 29th Annual Vail Jazz Party, happening this Labor Day weekend! The Vail Jazz Party is the only way to see these incredible musicians all play alongside one another. Scroll through the musicians below to learn more, and click through the daily line-up to see when your favorites are playing!
René Marie Quartet
Benny Benack III
Vail Jazz Faculty Sextet
John Clayton, Bill Cunliffe, Wycliffe Gordon, Lewis Nash, Dick Oatts, Terell Stafford
Thursday Evening Session
Friday Afternoon Session
Friday Evening Session
Friday Late Night Session
Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday Evening Session
Saturday Late Night Session
Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday Evening Session
Sunday Late Night Session
Monday Afternoon Session
Monday Evening After Party
The Vail Jazz Party features multiple sessions of music all Labor Day Weekend long from Thursday, Aug 31 through Monday, Sept 4. The pass is the best way to experience the Vail Jazz Party, offering entry into all sessions of music. Individual Session Tickets gain entry into a single session of music, which is around three hours and multiple sets.
All-Access Patron Pass
ALL-ACCESS PATRON PASS / $495
This pass includes access to all music sessions and special performances over the five-day holiday weekend, beginning Thursday evening (8/31) and running through Monday afternoon (9/4).
Individual Session Tickets
INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS / $75 / $45
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.
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!
Vail is accessible by two airports – the Eagle County Regional Airport, which is about 35 miles from Vail, and Denver International Airport, which is about 120 miles from Vail.
The Hythe Vail
Formerly the Vail Marriott, the luxury Hythe Vail is the headquarters of the Vail Jazz Party. Group rates for the 2023 Labor Day weekend are now available! CLICK HERE to book your discounted rate now!
Vail Jazz Party Venues
The Vail Jazz Party takes place in two Lionshead Village locations. Afternoon Sessions occur under the Jazz Tent in Vail Square, and Evening Sessions and Late Night Jams take place in the Grand Ballroom at the newly renovated Hythe hotel.
JAZZ TENT AT VAIL SQUARE
675 LIONSHEAD PLACE
Tucked into its picturesque setting adjacent to the Arrabelle Hotel, the Jazz Tent is home to the Vail Jazz Party Afternoon Sessions. Seating in the tent provides great sightlines and carefully tuned acoustics to complement a stunning roster of superlative artists in the festive Arrabelle courtyard, replete with restaurants, taverns, shops, and a highly convivial vibe.
THE HYTHE GRAND BALLROOM
715 W LIONSHEAD CIR
The Hythe (formerly the Vail Marriott) is the headquarters for the Vail Jazz Party over Labor Day Weekend, hosting Evening and Late Night Jam Sessions. The hotel has recently undergone a renovation and rebrand, elevating the experience to an unprecedented level!