Vail Jazz Goes to School

Vail Jazz Goes to School has brought jazz education to 4th and 5th graders across Eagle County for the past 26 years. Taught by top jazz musicians and educators, the program is anchored in the idea that memories are made by embracing the energy of in-person performance: living in that moment, environment, and atmosphere. It is our goal to be expanding VJGTS across Colorado for the 2022/23 school year!

At the apex of the curriculum, the students attend a true, full production live jazz concert! Moving forward, the goal is to expand this live performance finale to every 4th and 5th grader that completes the curriculum,  just as the students of Eagle County have experienced at the Vilar Performing Arts Center for the history of the program.

This season we are honoring the legacy of the VJGTS founders Tony G, and Howard Stone.

Vail Jazz Goes to School is a program of the Vail Jazz Foundation, and is sponsored in part by Alpine Bank, Eagle County RE-50J School District/ PTOs, St. Clare of Assisi, Vail Christian Academy, Stone Creek School PTOs, Vail Resorts Epic Promise, and numerous individuals and family foundations.

Perpetuating jazz with a focus on young musicians and audiences

4th & 5th

grade students


lesson curriculum


extraordinary educators

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