Two-Part Series January 2023
Born in France, Julien was influenced by traditional folk music and the melodic, lyrical quality of the French chanson. Today, his playing, composing, and arranging have earned him international acclaim. Considered a virtuoso on the accordion, Julien and his ensemble bring us the very best of gypsy jazz. We are so pleased that Julien returns to Vail virtually with this two-part Jazz Interludes series.
Samara Joy and Pasquale Grasso
Two-Part Series December 2022
Generously Presented by Emy and Mike Halpert
To call Samara a rising star would be an understatement! This young vocalist made her Vail debut during the 2022 Vail Jazz Festival and has continued to rise from there. She released a brand new album in December of 2022 and has been nominated for two Grammy awards, including Best New Artist! Now, she showcases her talent alongside guitar virtuoso Pasquale Grasso in this two-part Jazz Interludes series.
Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo
Generously presented by Gretchen and Robert Ravenscroft
Jazz guitarists Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo perform some of their favorite tunes in a duo formed by the jazz Gods.
Davina and the Vagabonds
Generously Presented by Deb Woodward
Although Davina has been compared to many great vocalists she is truly an original. Her talent and charisma shine through in this Jazz Interludes series. Davina is joined by husband and Vail Jazz Workshop Alum Zack Lozier on trumpet and vocals, Connor Hammergren on drums and vocals, Jacob Melsha on trombone, and Andrew Foreman on bass.