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TABLE OF CONTENTS 14 15 16 24 25 26 30 31 32 38 50 52 54 56 58 65 66 78 87 94 96 98

VAIL VILLAGE MAP LIONSHEAD MAP TICKET INFORMATION A SWINGIN’ AFFAIR VAIL JAZZ CLUB SERIES VAIL JAZZ @ THE MARKET JAMMIN’ JAZZ KIDS VAIL JAZZ @ SWEET BASIL VAIL JAZZ @ VAIL SQUARE HOT SUMMER NIGHTS SUMMER CALENDAR VAIL JAZZ PARTY INFO VAIL JAZZ PARTY LINEUP VAIL JAZZ PARTY SCHEDULE SPECIAL PERFORMANCES VAIL JAZZ GOES TO SCHOOL VAIL JAZZ WORKSHOP: 20 YEARS ARTISTS RIVERWALK FIRST FRIDAYS WAYS TO SUPPORT DONORS SPONSORS


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dear Vail Jazz Friends, With the commencement of this year’s Festival, I can’t help but take a quick look back at last year’s major milestone for Vail Jazz: our 20th year of presenting jazz performances and programs. Since then, we’ve unveiled a new brand – one that reflects our past but looks toward the future of Vail Jazz. As we look to the next 20 years, we will continue to act as a catalyst for up-and-coming jazz artists and styles, while honoring the rich jazz tradition - a goal we could not attain without the incredible support of the community and audience that has developed in Vail. Vail Jazz has become known for its innovative and dynamic performances as well as its presentation of the most accessible and truly varied forms of jazz that exist today. Set in intimate clubs and inviting outdoor gathering places, like Vail Square on Thursday nights and the Farmers’ Market on Sundays, Vail Jazz is like a slice of heaven for jazz aficionados! For newcomers, Vail Jazz offers music you can relate to – it’s hip, it’s welcoming, and it’s easy to appreciate. With over 150 rising stars and legendary artists this year, Vail Jazz promises performances that will inspire and amaze you. Don’t miss a very special night on July 13th – A Swingin’ Affair: Celebrating Sinatra’s 100th Birthday with Curtis Stigers and the H2 Big Band. And new this summer is the Vail Jazz Club Series at Cucina, which is sure to become the hottest Rocky Mountain jazz club around! I am also delighted to announce the addition of Vail Jazz @ Sweet Basil every Sunday night. You’ll notice a recurring theme in this year’s festival - women in jazz. At Vail Jazz @ Vail Square, we have three of today’s most sought after young female jazz performers - Cyrille Aimée, Bria Skonberg, and Nicole Henry, and will also present DIVA - a 15 piece all women’s swing band. Additionally, this year’s documentary screening, The Girls in the Band, and the Multi-Media Tribute to Women in Jazz will showcase the extraordinary challenges female jazz musicians have overcome since the 1930s and the women that have influenced today’s female jazz leaders. I invite you to explore our festival program, which promotes all of the incredible performances and programs that make up the 21st Annual Vail Jazz Festival. I am excited to share these remarkable musical experiences with you, your family and your friends! My humble thanks to our supporters, attendees, donors, sponsors, and Ambassadors who are so vital to the incredible growth of the Vail Jazz Festival. I hope to see you at an upcoming show! Kind Regards,

Howard L. Stone {Chairman, Artistic Director} John Clayton, Jr. {Director of Education} Marci A. Colby John Dawsey James G. Dulin Allan Finney Robert E. Ford Peter Frechette Vicky Garza John W. Giovando Maureen Mayer Greg Moffet Leslie W. Stern Larry Stewart Catherine A. Stone {Secretary + Treasurer} William W. Verity Glen Wood

ADVISORY BOARD Paul Bates Bob Cohen Allie R. Coppeak Andrea L. Glass Dr. Willie Hill, Jr. Mike Peak William Pierce Gary J.E. Thornton

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Robin H. Litt {Executive Director} Owen Hutchinson {Development Manager} Christin Fergus-Jean {Marketing Manager} Jennifer Lucas {Operations Coordinator} Matt Phillips {Production Manager} Ashley Noble {Marketing Intern} Dustin Knock {Production Intern} FESTIVAL ARTWORK + WEBSITE DESIGN Christin Fergus-Jean FESTIVAL PUBLIC RELATIONS Shauna Farnell PHOTOGRAPHY Jack Affleck, John Ryan Lockman, Andrew Maguire, Zach Mahone, Dominique Taylor, Charles Townsend, Kallie Winners PROGRAM CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Austin Wing Mayer SOUND ENGINEER Mighty Fine Productions VAIL JAZZ GOES TO SCHOOL DIRECTOR Tony Gulizia WORKSHOP DIRECTOR Austin Wing Mayer WORKSHOP ASSISTANT Gary Sloan

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TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets and passes can be purchased online at vailjazz.org, by calling 888.VAIL.JAM (824.5526), or at any Vail Jazz performance. For detailed information about events, please continue to the event series pages, where you will find times, venues, parking and access, etc.

> Seating at Vail Jazz @ Vail Square is theater style. > Doors open 30 minutes prior to the start of a performance. > Group rates are available for groups of 10+ by calling 888.VAIL.JAM.

GENERAL ADMISSION $15 Ticket includes entry to general admission seating. VIP TICKET $30 Ticket includes exclusive priority seating and one drink voucher. VIP JAZZ PASS $199 Pass includes exclusive priority seating at all ten performances in the series and a drink voucher at every performance.

> Ticket price does not include $20 per person food and beverage minimum at Cucina. > Seating is “first come, first seated.” Guests may be seated at shared tables. TICKET $30 Ticket includes admission. Full table service available.

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> Seating at the Vail Jazz Party is theater style. > Doors open 30 minutes prior to the start of a performance for Pass holders; 15 minutes prior for ticket holders. > Performance Pass increases to $375 and Patron Pass increases to $450 on 8/28/15. DAYTIME SESSION $55 Ticket includes entry to morning or afternoon session, which consists of multiple sets of music performed by different ensembles. PLEASE NOTE: The 11:30 am set on Saturday and Sunday are free

to the public; tickets are required starting at 12:40 pm both days. Gospel Prayer Meetin’ is a single set performance.

EVENING SESSION $75 Ticket includes entry to evening session, which consists of multiple sets of music performed by different ensembles. Ticket includes entry to the Late Night Jam Session. DOCUMENTARY $20 Screening of the award-winning documentary The Girls in the Band. PATRON PASS $425 Pass includes early entry to all 11 sessions, the documentary screening, Thursday’s Opening Night Reception and Dinner with Artists on Saturday night. PERFORMANCE PASS $350 Pass includes early entry to all 11 sessions and the documentary screening.

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PERFORMANCE ETIQUETTE

Ticket prices increase one hour prior to every event. All tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. All advance ticket sales are assessed a 4% processing fee. Tickets and passes are held at Will Call, which opens one hour prior to the performance at the venue. No tickets are mailed. A copy of your ticket receipt will be emailed to you for your records. All performances go on rain or shine. Inclement weather is not cause for a refund unless the performance is cancelled. All artists are subject to cancellation. Tickets will not be refunded if artists change. 1. Please turn off cell phones, pagers, etc. prior to entering the venue. 2. Flash photography is strictly prohibited at all Vail Jazz Festival performances. 3. The recording of any performances (audio or video) is strictly prohibited. 4. Out of respect for the artists and members of the audience, please restrict conversations during performances. 5. Please refrain from saving more than one seat for a friend or companion. 6. As venues will be full, please do not leave empty seats between guests. 7. Out of respect for those who suffer from asthma and allergies, please limit use of perfume/cologne. VAILJAZZ.ORG VAILJAZZ.ORG 17 17


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VAIL JAZZ BENEFIT DINNER WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW DATE

Monday, July 13

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6pm (with dinner and performance)

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Mountain elegant

TICKETS

$200 tickets; tables start at $1,800

VENUE

International Ballroom, Lodge at Vail

PARKING + ACCESS

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The Voice. The Sultan of Swoon. Chairman of the Board. Ol’ Blue Eyes. The many nicknames of Francis Albert Sinatra (1915-1998) convey the adulation and respect he enjoyed throughout his career. In celebration of his birth one century ago, Vail Jazz is proud to pay tribute in true Sinatra style with a show to remember. From one blue-eyed talent to another, vocalist and sax man Curtis Stigers {see bios pgs. 78-84}, a long-time Vail favorite, offers his own brand of cool, subtle swing and his well-seasoned voice as the perfect guide for this remarkable Sinatra evening. Backing Curtis will be the H2 Big Band {pgs. 78-84}, a world-class ensemble under the co-leadership of trumpeter Al Hood and pianist Dave Hanson. Together they will perform the crooner’s classic songbook with the original arrangements penned by the legendary composer/arranger/conductor Nelson Riddle. Riddle started his relationship with Sinatra in 1953 with “I’ve Got the World on a String,” which continued through 25 albums over 25 years. Sinatra, Stigers, Riddle… too wonderful for words! Underwritten by Bob and Gretchen Ravenscroft Sponsored by AT&T


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW DATES

Wednesdays, July 8 - 29

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Doors open at 7:30pm Music starts at 9pm

TICKETS

Starting at $30 {see pg. 16}

VENUE

Take your favorite NYC jazz club, add the rustic Rocky Mountain charm of Cucina at the Lodge at Vail, and you’ve got the Wednesday Vail Jazz Club Series (formerly Jazz After). With a larger venue and more dates in 2015, this popular late night series combines unmatched intimacy, spectacular dining and stunning entertainment. These high-energy evenings are bound to sell out again this year. Featuring a Rocky Mountain American menu, our cozy jazz club will turn its spotlight on three amazing young vocalists—Nicole Henry, Cyrille Aimée and Tony DeSare—plus a cookin’ all-female quintet FIVE PLAY {see group info pg. 31-35}. What a great way to jazz-up your midweek evening with a selection of tempting cuisine, libations, and of course some toe-tappin’ jazz!

July 8 NICOLE HENRY

Presenting Underwriters: Shirley and William S. McIntyre, IV

Cucina, Lodge at Vail {map pg. 14}

July 15 CYRILLE AIMÉE + MICHAEL VALEANU

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July 22 TONY DESARE

Free parking available at the Vail Village parking structure , a 5-min walk. Valet parking available at the Lodge at Vail. On TOV bus route (free).

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Presenting Underwriters: Oscar and Didi Schafer Supporting Underwriter: Jenelle Krissel

July 29 FIVE PLAY

Supporting Underwriters: James and Janet Dulin; Carole Watters

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The Vail Jazz @ The Market series is generously underwritten by Peter Elliott

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW DATES

Sundays, June 28 - August 30

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Noon - 3pm

TICKETS

Free; no tickets required.

VENUE

Jazz Tent at Solaris Terrace {map pg. 14}

PARKING + ACCESS

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Care for a little cool jazz with that hot tamale? Or how about a little hot jazz with that shaved ice? Maybe you’d prefer some spicy percussion to go with that succulent Palisade peach? Whatever catches your fancy at Vail’s famous Sunday Farmers’ Market, you’ll find the perfect complement at Vail Jazz @ The Market. A long-standing summer tradition, Vail Jazz @ The Market brings sounds from all over the world to the heart of Vail Village in the Jazz Tent on the Solaris Terrace -- Brazilian, swing, blues, Latin, the American Songbook, and straight-ahead jazz. Whether you’re a serious listener... or a casual stroller seeking some shade in our open-air tent... you’ll love the musical treats. Dessert? Just stay for the second and third set! Free and luscious.


MAX WAGNER QUARTET

June 28

Max Wagner is a dynamic, exciting alto saxophonist and jazz vocalist. A lyrical player, Max has performed with many jazz greats including Red Holloway, Bud Shank, and Lou Donaldson, and has appeared on more than 50 recordings. He has toured extensively, playing in concert halls, music festivals and jazz clubs throughout North America. Along with Jeff Jenkins on keyboard, Mike Marleir on drums, and Ken Walker on bass, Max delivers classic straight ahead jazz, soulful bebop, Latin jazz, and romantic ballads.

CHUCK LAMB TRIO

July 5

Stellar keyboard player Chuck Lamb returns to the Market, playing straight ahead jazz with a contemporary twist. A member of the highly popular Brubeck Brothers Quartet, Chuck is joined by brother Rich Lamb on bass, and Bob Cohen on drums. The Chuck Lamb Trio always delivers top flight jazz, including some hard driving originals, ballads, blues, and always a few musical surprises.

DREW MORELL OCTET

July 12

The Drew Morell Octet delivers standard, and some not-so-standard, jazz that is reminiscent of the hip jazz clubs and Martini lounges of the ‘60s. Epitomizing “West Coast Cool” jazz—relaxed, melodic, lyrical—these eight jazzers delight their fans with their creative ensemble arrangements. Drew Morell on bass and arranger, is joined by Jerry Weiss on keyboard, Peter Gregory on drums, Paul Musso on guitar, Derek Banach on trumpet, Chuck Schneider on sax, Nelson Hines on trombone, with Teresa Carroll on vocals.

DEXTER PAYNE QUINTET

July 19

The Dexter Payne Quintet’s infectious sound ranges from traditional jazz to a samba-funk groove to a forró dance party. They delight their fans with classic improvised jazz interlaced with the vibrant romantic harmony and irresistible pulse of Brazil. Frontman Dexter Payne has played clarinet in 13 countries, on The Today Show, and Prairie Home Companion. Dexter on clarinet, is joined by Bill Kopper on guitar, Dave Willey on accordion, Victor Mestas on keyboard, and Raoul Rossiter on drums/percussion.

MODERNO

July 26

Moderno brings some of Colorado’s best Latin Jazz musicians together in a dynamic quintet. The group’s infectious sound is based on many Afro-Caribbean traditions—music of Cuba, Brazil, Puerto Rico, and others—with liberal jazz cross-pollination! Afro-Caribbean rhythms give the music its distinctive, spicy pulse on everything from traditional dances to jazz-influenced beats to funk grooves. This high-energy quintet consists of Manuel Lopez on drums, Jeremy Wendelin on saxophones/flute/clarinet, Derek Banach on trumpet/flugelhorn, Peter Ellingson on keyboard, and Jon Cullison on bass.

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KATHY MORROW QUARTET

August 2

A longtime Vail Jazz favorite, Kathy has performed widely in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and has been a regular on the Vail Valley scene for two decades. Her unique energy, vocal range, and musical sense are beautifully applied to the standard jazz repertoire and Great American Songbook, as well as in local performances as part of the popular vocal trio The Fabulous Femmes. Kathy is joined by Brent Gordon on tenor sax, Ron Bland on bass, and Allan Finney on drums.

BLT FEATURING GARY REGINA

August 9

Vail’s “Jazz Ambassador” Tony Gulizia will treat the Market audience to his swinging keyboard and vocal renditions of memorable tunes from the Great American Songbook, blues, Latin jazz and straight ahead classics. BLT is made up of Tony Gulizia and drummer Brian Loftus. The popular fixture on the Vail Valley jazz scene is joined by Gary Regina on saxophones.

ALLAN FINNEY QUARTET

August 16

Drummer/vocalist Allan Finney has shared the stage with many jazz and pop legends including Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Terell Stafford, and Chuck Mangione. In great demand for his sensitive and creative drumming, Allan recently completed a sold-out tour with dynamic organist Tony Monaco. He will be treating the Vail Jazz crowd to his take on some classic jazz as well as some originals from his popular new CD, Cool. Joining Allan will be Eric Gunnison on keyboard, Bill Kopper on guitar, and Mark Simon on bass.

DELTA SONICS

August 23

Averaging 250 performances a year, the Delta Sonics have won Westword’s “Best Blues Band” designation for the past four years. Together for nearly 25 years, they have won a wide following for their solid musicianship and exciting live performances which include musical stylings incorporating Chicago blues, West Coast swing, New Orleans R&B, and even some early Rock ‘n’ Roll. The Delta Sonics are Al Chesis on harmonica/vocals, Bob Pelligrino on guitar/vocals, John Butler on bass/vocals, and Tony Pantelis on drums.

JUSTIN ALLISON TRIO

August 30

Justin’s sensitive vocal and guitar stylings have captivated a wide following in the Vail Valley. Always a favorite at the Market, his repertoire is drawn from Cole Porter, the Gershwins, Ellington, Monk, Nat King Cole, and Dave Brubeck, often seasoned with some bossa nova or a samba vibe. Joining Justin will be Bob Rebholz on saxes and flute, and Allan Finney on drums.

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JAMMIN’ JAZZ KIDS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW DATES

Sundays in July

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11am - Noon

TICKETS

Free, ages 4-12; no tickets required.

VENUE

Jazz Tent at Solaris Terrace {map pg. 14}

PARKING + ACCESS

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Jammin’ Jazz Kids is an engaging and interactive musical experience centered on the FUNdamentals of jazz, where kids watch professional jazz musicians create music, and then join them in playing music and learning the art of improvisation. Youngsters will play a variety of percussion instruments—maracas, congas, bongos, tambourines and Orff instruments—in this popular (and free!) hands-on activity. An offspring of the highly successful Vail Jazz Goes to School program, an innovative music/cultural program that has touched nearly 18,000 Eagle County elementary school students to date, Jammin’ Jazz Kids runs throughout July on Sunday mornings. These popular 45-minute lessons are designed for youngsters ages 4–12. Please arrive by 10:45 am to register your child for these free programs. Parents are encouraged to watch and participate in these events, which will last approximately 45 minutes.


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW DATES

Vail Jazz @ Sweet Basil (formerly Vail Jazz @ Kelly Liken) is all about the passion of combining exceptional food with great jazz. Each Sunday night throughout the summer, Sweet Basil hosts a stellar roster of top jazzers—led by Vail’s ubiquitous keyboard/vocal gem, Tony Gulizia—seasoned with visiting jazz luminaries.

Sundays, June 28 - August 30

TIME 9pm

TICKETS

Free; no tickets required. Reservations recommended by calling 970.476.0125.

VENUE

Sweet Basil Restaurant {map pg. 15}

PARKING + ACCESS

Free parking available at the Vail Village Parking Structure.

Known by locals and visitors alike as among the best in Vail, Sweet Basil is the epitome of casual sophistication. Sweet Basil’s Creative American Cuisine has earned the restaurant top accolades and awards, including earning Open Table's Diners' Choice Award every year since 2009. Come for dinner, hang out at the buzzing bar, or on one of their two outdoor decks, enjoy a signature cocktail, or sample some of the many wine selections—Wine Spectator calls it “one of the best restaurants in Vail.” Together, Sweet Basil and Vail Jazz are a feast for the senses! Come enjoy the cool summer sounds and sumptuous food in the heart of Vail Village.

June 28 MAX WAGNER

July 26 DEREK BANACH

August 23 BOB PELLIGRINO

July 5 CHUCK LAMB

August 2 JUSTIN ALLISON

August 30 SURPRISE GUESTS

July 12 DREW MORELL

August 9 GARY REGINA

July 19 DEXTER PAYNE

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The Vail Jazz @ Vail Square series is generously underwritten by Nancy Gage and Allan Finney

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW DATES

Thursdays, July 2 - September 3

TIME 6pm

TICKETS

Starting at $15 {see pg. 16}

VENUE

Jazz Tent at Vail Square {map pg. 15}

PARKING + ACCESS

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The Jazz Tent at Vail Square in the heart of Lionshead will once again be bursting at the seams during our high-energy Thursday night performances. Seating under the open-air tent provides the finest acoustics for the performances, while still allowing you to enjoy the beautiful Colorado summer evenings. The whole family will be captivated by the stunning musicianship of this year’s performers as they weave their spells with straight-ahead jazz, American Songbook standards, high-energy brass and percussion, Soul, and Latin-flavored rhythms. Still, our renowned Thursday night performers do have something in common: they are all high-energy, thrilling performers, and are irresistible to music lovers of all ages and tastes! It’s no wonder that Vail Jazz @ Vail Square is THE place to be on Thursday evenings... it’s a great place to meet up with friends, old and new. Many of these performances will sell out, so you’ll want to purchase your tickets early or take advantage of the VIP Jazz Pass that includes all ten performances in the series (plus a free drink at each!).


DJANGO FESTIVAL ALL-STARS

July 2

They’re Hip! They’re Hot! They Swing! They’re the highly popular Django Festival All-Stars in their first visit to Vail. The Django Festival All-Stars pay tribute to the style of Django Reinhardt (1910-1953), one of the greatest guitar players of all time and the first European jazz musician to make major contributions to the development of the guitar genre. His driving, swinging style, known as “hot jazz,” continues to grow in popularity globally. The Django Festival All-Stars honor the best energetic traditions of this French Gypsy Jazz, and add their own creative interpretations, arrangements, and original compositions, all with the stunning virtuosity typical of these highly regarded players. The Django Festival All-Stars features Samson Schmitt, son of legendary guitarist Dorado Schmitt, accordion phenomenon Ludovic Beier and Pierre Blanchard on violin. DouDou Cuillerier on guitar and Brian Torff on bass round out the group. Presenting Underwriter: Town of Vail

NICOLE HENRY

July 9

Taking the jazz world by storm since her debut a decade ago, Nicole Henry is firmly establishing herself as one of the jazz world’s most acclaimed new vocalists, possessing a potent combination of dynamic vocal abilities, sensitive phrasing and powerful emotional resonance. Through her music, Nicole weaves musical stories while drawing upon her love of classic jazz, contemporary standards, blues, and a touch of gospel. Her inspired, charismatic performances typically combine gems from the Great American Songbook with some of her favorite classics from iconic artists such as Bill Withers, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, The Commodores, and Gladys Knight. Joining Nicole are Peter Wallace on piano, Eric England on bass, David Chiverton on drums and Aaron Lebos on guitar. After this eye opening evening, this up-and-comer is sure to earn a place on your radar! Presenting Underwriters: Les and Madeline Stern VAILJAZZ.ORG 33 VAILJAZZ.ORG 33


CYRILLE AIMÉE + MICHAEL VALEANU DUO

July 16

As described by JazzTimes, “when you see Cyrille Aimée perform, you instantly fall in love with her -- her voice, eyes, curls and the joyful spirit she invests in each song.” A returning favorite of Vail Jazz audiences since her Vail debut in 2012, Cyrille’s distinctive vocal stylings combine the driving force of Dominican rhythms with her love of French gypsy swing. A rapidly rising star on the international jazz scene, she was born to a French father and a Dominican mother and, as her music demonstrates, she got the best of both, winning the Montreaux Voice Competition and placing second in the prestigious Thelonious Monk vocal competition. Now a fixture on the NYC jazz scene, Cyrille is joined by fellow New Yorker (also a native of France) Michael Valeanu, an exciting jazz guitarist and composer. Together they will charm, surprise and delight while they move through a wide range of songs and styles. Presenting Underwriters: Glen and Margaret Wood

TONY DESARE

July 23

Back by popular demand after last year’s hugely popular Vail Jazz debut, singer/pianist Tony DeSare returns with his swinging suavity, applying his wry playfulness and impressive musicality to the likes of Sinatra, Prince, Johnny Mercer, Bobby Darin, Michael Bublé, and Jamie Cullum. Tony has received widespread acclaim for his musical compositions which clearly reflect his romantic sensibilities, humor, and sense of irony. With a highly engaging stage presence, a fresh take on old-school panache, Tony glides deftly from Gershwin standards to Michael McDonald, Paul McCartney, and Barry Gibb, treating us along the way to some of his own memorable compositions. Tony is joined by Edward Decker on guitar, Steve Doyle on bass, and Allan Finney on drums. Presenting Underwriters: Peter and Pat Frechette 34 VAIL VAIL JAZZ JAZZ FESTIVAL FESTIVAL 34


DIVA JAZZ ORCHESTRA

July 30

A perfect musical complement to The Girls in the Band, (to be screened on Sept. 4) the DIVA Jazz Orchestra adds a sparkling new chapter to the story of all-girl bands. DIVA is an ensemble of 15 extremely talented and versatile musicians who create tremendous energy and excitement in the tradition of the classic big bands but with an ear toward today’s progressive originality and verve. Headed by swinging drummer Sherrie Maricle, New York-based DIVA performs all over the world playing contemporary, mainstream big band jazz composed and arranged to fit the individual personalities and styles of the musicians themselves. Be prepared for high-powered performances packed with unique improvisation, spontaneity and fun! Presenting Underwriters: Rob and Debbie Ford

HIROMI: THE TRIO PROJECT

August 6

Jazz composer and pianist Hiromi is known for her virtuosic technique, energetic live performances, and blend of musical genres such as post-bop, progressive rock, classical, and fusion in her compositions. Hiromi started learning classical piano at age five, gradually adding and blending other genres into her repertoire. Hiromi had her beginnings as something of a prodigy; at 14 she played with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, and at 17 had a chance meeting with Chick Corea in Tokyo, who invited her to play with him at his concert the next day (the meeting ultimately led to a 2-disc duet album with Corea). Since her debut in 2003, Hiromi has toured the world and appeared in numerous jazz festivals. Appearing with Hiromi will be her frequent collaborators bassist Anthony Jackson and drummer Steve Smith.

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TOMMY IGOE SEXTET

August 13

Returning to Vail for their high-energy extravaganza, the popular Tommy Igoe Sextet will once again wow the Vail audience with their dynamic arrangements and solo performances of jazz and pop classics. Leader Tommy Igoe (drums) is widely recognized for his knack for assembling “dream team” bands, and crafting tightly woven, hard charging arrangements to highlight their top-tier talents. He has traveled the world with Art Garfunkel, Blood Sweat and Tears, Stanley Jordan, and many others, and often appears with his hugely popular big band at Birdland in NYC and Yoshi’s in Oakland, CA. Tommy will be joined by Marc Russo and Tom Politzer on sax, James Genus on bass, Rolando Morales Matos on percussion, and Allen Farnham on piano. Presenting Underwriters: Larry and Pat Stewart

BRIA SKONBERG

August 20

On everyone’s “Rising Star” lists, Canadian-born trumpeter and vocalist Bria Skonberg first performed professionally as a big band singer/trumpeter at 16, and has since headlined at jazz festivals and prestigious clubs throughout North America, Europe, China, and Japan. With a smooth and sultry voice reminiscent of Diana Krall, Dinah Washington, Norah Jones, and Peggy Lee, Bria is evolving her own style firmly rooted in her knowledge of classic jazz while combining world percussion, soul, electronic effects, and hot jazz. All the while she is known to include a playful sense of humor that has seen her play the trumpet while hula hooping! But let there be no doubt about her trumpet “chops,” she cooks in the tradition of Louis Armstrong, Wynton Marsalis, Byron Stripling, and Nicholas Payton, whose trumpet section she graces. Backing Bria is Dalton Ridenhour on piano, Sean Cronin on bass, and Darrian Douglas on drums. Bria is sure to be one of the summer’s most talked about debut performances!

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GREGORY PORTER

August 27

Grammy® award winning singer/songwriter/entertainer Gregory Porter seamlessly fuses jazz and soul, breathing vitality, excitement and passion into his memorable performances of classic jazz, pop, soul and original material. His massive singing power, delivered through a smooth baritone voice, has won him accolades as the up and coming male jazz singer. Combining a readily recognizable delivery with clever takes on his material, the ever-dapper crooner is winning fans old and young throughout the world. A disarmingly sincere performer, he has a groove that never quits, a voice of incredible virtuosity and a seemingly universal appeal as a songwriter. His baritone voice has become just as iconic throughout the jazz world as the Kangol hat he wears atop his head. Joining Gregory will be Yosuke Sato on sax, Chip Crawford on piano, Aaron James on bass, and Emanuel Harrold on drums. Presenting Underwriters: Todger and Shannon Anderson Supporting Underwriters: Kent Erickson and Barbara Krichbaum

VAIL JAZZ ALL-STARS, ALUMNI QUINTET + VAIL JAZZ HOUSE BAND

September 3

Vail Square becomes a “Jazzapalooza” on the final installment of the popular Thursday night series. Vail Jazz favorites John Clayton on bass, Bill Cunliffe on piano, Terell Stafford on trumpet, Wycliffe Gordon on trombone and Lewis Nash on drums are joined by newcomer Dick Oatts on alto sax, performing as the Vail Jazz Party House Band, a sextet of world-class jazz musicians. Their protégés, the Vail Jazz All-Stars (in residency at the Vail Jazz Workshop), add to the mix, as a dozen of the best and brightest high school jazz players in the nation who step up the energy on this special evening. Putting the icing on the cake are the Vail Jazz Alumni Quintet, five former Vail Jazz Workshop students including Lauren Falls on bass (‘03), Jumaane Smith on trumpet (‘98), Jeremy Siskind on piano (‘03), Evan Sherman on drums (‘09), and Sophie Faught on tenor sax (‘04). This special evening kicks off the Vail Jazz Party with a multigenerational bang, as some of the world’s most revered jazz mentors take the stage with a cadre of their top charges, past and present! VAILJAZZ.ORG VAILJAZZ.ORG 37 37


DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND PERFORMS AT CRAZY MOUNTAIN BREWERY’S HOT SUMMER NIGHTS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Vail Jazz marks its first appearance at Hot Summer Nights, a true local tradition, with Vail favorite the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. This annual free summer concert series has become synonymous with summer for locals and visitors alike. Throngs of music lovers gather at the Amphitheater each week to enjoy sunshine, picnics, friends and incredible free music.

DATE

Tuesday, August 18

TIME

6:30pm

Based in New Orleans, LA, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band is best known for incorporating funk and bebop into the traditional New Orleans jazz style, and has been a major influence on the majority of New Orleans brass bands since. Members of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band include: Efrem Towns on trumpet/vocals, Roger Lewis on baritone sax/vocals, Kevin Harris on tenor sax/vocals, Gregory Davis on trumpet/vocals, Kirk Joseph on sousaphone, Julian Addison on drums/vocals, and Takeshi Shimmura on guitar.

TICKETS

This is a free event; no tickets are needed.

VENUE

Gerald R. Ford Ampitheater {map pg. 14}

PARKING + ACCESS

Free parking at the Vail Village Parking Structure, a 5-min walk to the Ford Ampitheater. Paid parking available at Ford Park.

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21st ANNUAL VAIL JAZZ FESTIVAL

SUMMER CALENDAR

Below you will find an at-a-glance overview of the event series that make up the Vail Jazz Festival, as well as other Vail Jazz events throughout summer 2015. For detailed information about events, please visit the event pages. You can find ticket information on pages 16-17, and venues/parking on pages 14-15.

JUNE 28

SUNDAY

29

MONDAY

30

TUESDAY

1

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

2

3

FRIDAY

4

SATURDAY

Max Wagner Quartet Max Wagner

JULY 28

SUNDAY

29

MONDAY

30

TUESDAY

1

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

2

3

Django Festival All-Stars

5

6

7

8

Jammin’ Jazz Kids

Nicole Henry

Chuck Lamb Trio Chuck Lamb

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Jammin’ Jazz Kids

13

Jammin’ Jazz Kids Dexter Payne Quin. Dexter Payne

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Jammin’ Jazz Kids Moderno Derek Banach

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A Swingin’ Affair

Drew Morell Octet Drew Morell

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9

21

22

28

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FIVE PLAY

DIVA

EVENT KEY

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JAMMIN’ JAZZ KIDS

VAIL JAZZ @ VAIL SQUARE

VAIL JAZZ @ THE MARKET

VAIL JAZZ CLUB SERIES

VAIL JAZZ @ SWEET BASIL

VAIL JAZZ PARTY

SATURDAY

4th of July Parade*

10

11

17

18

24

25

31

1

Tony DeSare

30

29

Riverwalk First Fridays*

Cyrille Aimée + Michael Valeanu Duo

Tony DeSare

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4

Nicole Henry

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Cyrille Aimée + Michael Valeanu Duo

Celebrating Sinatra’s 100th Birthday

20

15

FRIDAY


AUGUST SUNDAY

2

3

MONDAY

4

TUESDAY

5

WEDNESDAY

6

Kathy Morrow Trio Justin Allison

9

THURSDAY

10

11

12

13

SATURDAY

8

Riverwalk First Fridays*

14

15

21

22

28

29

Tommy Igoe Sextet

17

18

Allan Finney Quartet Bill Kopper

23

7

Hiromi: The Trio Project

BLT with Gary Regina Gary Regina

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FRIDAY

19

20 Bria Skonberg

Hot Summer Nights*

24

25

26

27

Delta Sonics Bob Pelligrino

Gregory Porter

SEPTEMBER 30

SUNDAY

31

MONDAY

1

Justin Allison Trio Surprise Guests

6

Gospel Prayer Meetin’

TUESDAY

2

WEDNESDAY

Alumni Quintet Jam*

7

8

3

THURSDAY

4

FRIDAY

5

SATURDAY

Opening Reception

Documentary

Afternoon Session

Vail Jazz All-Stars, Alumni Quintet + House Band

Evening Session

Dinner with Artists

Late Night Jam

Evening Session

Riverwalk First Fridays*

Afternoon Session

Afternoon Session Evening Session Late Night Jam

*OTHER VAIL JAZZ EVENTS THIS SUMMER: Riverwalk First Fridays {pg. 87} Alpine Bank, Vail Jazz, and KZYR present a concert and community event series in Riverwalk’s new backyard amphitheater. 4th of July Parade: Bateria Alegria This year Vail Jazz will present Bateria Alegria, a large percussion ensemble playing high energy Samba Batucada, bringing a taste of Brazilian Carnival to the streets of Vail! Hot Summer Nights {pg. 37} Together with the Vail Valley Foundation and Pazzo’s Pizza, Vail Jazz presents the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Vail Jazz Alumi Quintet Jam The Vail Jazz Alumni Quintet will make their first appearance in Vail on Wednesday night, for an informal jam session (location TBA). VAILJAZZ.ORG VAILJAZZ.ORG 51 51


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW DATES

Labor Day Weekend, September 3 - 7

TIME

Various {see hourly schedule pg. 56}

TICKETS

Starting at $55 {see pg. 17}

VENUES

DAYTIME SESSIONS Jazz Tent, Vail Square EVENING SESSIONS, DOCUMENTARY Grand Ballroom, Vail Marriott LATE NIGHT JAMS Wing’s Place, Vail Marriott {maps pg. 14 - 15}

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PARKING + ACCESS

VAIL SQUARE EVENTS Vail Square is a five-minute walk from the Vail Marriott. Free parking is available at the Lionshead Parking Structure, a five-minute walk from the Jazz Tent at Vail Square. Valet parking is available at the Arrabelle at Vail Square. The venue is on the free Town of Vail bus route. Shuttle transportation is available from the Vail Marriott for disabled patrons; advanced reservations required by calling the Vail Jazz office at 970.479.6146 prior to arrival. VAIL MARRIOTT EVENTS Free parking is available at the Lionshead Parking Structure with free bus service to the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort every half hour at the bottom of the stairs. The bus runs until 2:00 am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Vail Marriott is a seven-minute walk from the Lionshead Parking Structure. Valet parking is available at the Vail Marriott for $12/day for Vail Jazz Festival guests, with daily in and out privileges.


LODGING

Over Labor Day Weekend, the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort in Lionshead is the Vail Jazz Party headquarters hotel. Lodging reservations can be made by calling 877.622.3140 and identifying yourself as a Vail Jazz Party attendee. Condominiums are available at neighboring properties: Vail Spa Condominiums, Antlers at Vail and Lion Square Lodge. Please visit vailjazz.org for special rates.

TRANSPORTATION TO VAIL

Colorado Mountain Express is Vail Jazz’s official ground transportation provider, with shuttle service from Denver International and Eagle County airports to the Vail Valley. Book your shuttle and receive 10% off your door-to-door ground transportation when attending the Vail Jazz Party. To book, call 800-525-6363 and use discount code VAIL JAZZ 21. Hertz offers discounted car rental rates for Vail Jazz Party attendees. To book, call 1-800-654-2240 and use code CV 04QR0004.

SILENT AUCTION

Make sure to place your bids at the silent auction, hosted each night at the Vail Marriott with proceeds benefiting Vail Jazz‘s educational programs: the Vail Jazz Workshop, Vail Jazz Goes to School, and Jammin’ Jazz Kids. The auction will be held just outside the Marriott’s Grand Ballroom on: Friday, Sept. 4 from 7:00 - 9:30 pm Saturday, Sept. 5 from 6:00 - 9:30 pm Sunday, Sept. 6 from 7:00 - 9:30 pm The auction closes at 9:30 pm on Sunday. Items may be picked up at the Marriott’s Grand Ballroom on Sunday night after 10:00 pm, or Monday, Sept. 7 from 10:00 am - Noon and 4:00 - 5:00 pm. Items not picked up will be held at the Vail Jazz office at 953 S. Frontage Rd W., Suite 106, Vail. Any shipping costs are the responsibility of the purchaser. VAILJAZZ.ORG

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VAIL JAZZ PARTY LINEUP GROUPS VAIL JAZZ PARTY HOUSE BAND

John Clayton {b}, Bill Cunliffe {p}, Lewis Nash {d}, Dick Oatts {as}, Terell Stafford {t}, Wycliffe Gordon {tb}

GEORGE CABLES TRIO

George Cables {p}, George Mraz {b}, Lewis Nash {d}

ROBERTA GAMBARINI AND HER TRIO

Roberta Gambarini {v}, Eric Gunnison {p}, Mark Simon {b}, Paul Romaine {d}

VAIL JAZZ ALUMNI QUINTET

Sophie Faught {ts}, Jumaane Smith {t}, Jeremy Siskind {p}, Lauren Falls {b}, Evan Sherman {d}

VAIL JAZZ ALL-STARS

Evan Abounassar {t}, Remee Ashley {tb}, Jerome Gillespie {d}, Solomon Gottfried {b}, Rodney James-Spann {ts}, Lucas Hahn {p}, Alex Laurenzi {as}, Luca Mendoza {p}, Luca Rodoni {t}, Ethan Santos {tb}, Max Schwartz {b}, Alex Smith {d}

MILE HI GOSPEL ENSEMBLE Directed by Thom Lich

SOLOISTS

Shelly Berg {p} Allan Finney {d} Joel Frahm {ts} Larry Fuller {p} Jerohn Garnett {b} Gerard Gibbs {b3} Jeff Hamilton {d} Karen Hammack {p}

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SPECIAL SHOWS SCREENING OF THE GIRLS IN THE BAND Award-winning documentary about women who struggled for recognition in the male-dominated world of jazz.

MULTI-MEDIA TRIBUTE TO WOMEN IN JAZZ Karen Hammack, Marion Hayden, Sherrie Maricle, Lauren Falls, Sophie Faught, Roberta Gambarini, Niki Haris

RAY BROWN TRIBUTE TRIO Larry Fuller, John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton

LEWIS NASH’S MULTI-MEDIA TRIBUTE TO HIS DRUM INFLUENCES Lewis Nash, John Clayton, Bill Cunliffe, Dick Oatts, Terell Stafford, Wycliffe Gordon

NIKI HARIS’ GOSPEL PRAYER MEETIN’ Niki Haris, Karen Hammack, Gerard Gibbs, Jerohn Garnett, Joel Frahm, Sean Jones, Byron Stripling, Wycliffe Gordon, Herlin Riley and Mile Hi Gospel Ensemble

PIANO DUOS Shelly Berg, George Cables, Bill Cunliffe, Larry Fuller, Eric Gunnison, Jeremy Siskind

BYRON STRIPLING’S MULTI-MEDIA TRIBUTE TO THE TRUMPET KINGS... UNCROWNED Byron Stripling, Bill Cunliffe, Marion Hayden, Sherrie Maricle

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21ST ANNUAL VAIL JAZZ PARTY

HOURLY SCHEDULE JAM SESSION

AFTERNOON SESSION

8:00 PM

11:30 AM

Vail Jazz All-Stars FREE!

12:40 PM

Terell Stafford {t} George Cables {p} George Mraz {b} Jeff Hamilton {d} Dick Oatts {as}

Location TBA

Vail Jazz Alumni Quintet

Jazz Tent at Vail Square

EVENING SESSION

Jazz Tent at Vail Square 6:00 PM

Vail Jazz All-Stars

1:50 PM

Vail Jazz Alumni Quintet

7:00 PM

Vail Jazz Alumni Quintet

3:00 PM

8:00 PM

Vail Jazz Party House Band

Gerard Gibbs {b3} Lewis Nash {d} Russell Malone {g} Dick Oatts {as} Sean Jones {t}

DOCUMENTARY SCREENING

DINNER WITH ARTISTS

2:00 PM

5:30pm

Grand Ballroom, Vail Marriott

The Girls in The Band

Grand Ballroom, Vail Marriott Patron Pass holders only

EVENING SESSION

EVENING SESSION

7:00 PM

George Cables Trio

7:45 PM

Ray Brown Tribute Trio

8:10 PM

Multi-Media Tribute to Women in Jazz

8:55 PM

Roberta Gambarini and her Trio Guest: George Cables {p}

9:40 PM

Howard Levy {h} Larry Fuller {p} John Clayton {b} Herlin Riley {d} Russell Malone {g}

10:05 PM

Lewis Nash’s Multi-Media Tribute to his Drum Influences

Grand Ballroom, Vail Marriott

LATE NIGHT JAM SESSION

Wing’s Place, First Chair Café, Vail Marriott 10:40 PM

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Shelly Berg {p} Lauren Falls {b} Evan Sherman {d} Dick Oatts {as} Byron Stripling {t} Wycliffe Gordon {tb}

Grand Ballroom, Vail Marriott

LATE NIGHT JAM SESSION

Wing’s Place, First Chair Café, Vail Marriott 11:30 PM

Jeremy Siskind {p} George Mraz {b} Sherrie Maricle {d} Russell Malone {g} Sophie Faught {ts} Joel Frahm {ts} Sean Jones {t}


MORNING SESSION

AFTERNOON SESSION

9:00 AM

11:30 AM

George Cables Trio

12:40 PM

Joel Frahm {ts} Shelly Berg {p} Marion Hayden {b} Jeff Hamilton {d} Sean Jones {t}

1:50 PM

Roberta Gambarini and her Trio

3:00 PM

Dick Oatts {as} Jeremy Siskind {p} John Clayton {b} Evan Sherman {d} Byron Stripling {t} Guest: Sophie Faught {ts}

4:10 PM

Bill Cunliffe {p} Gerard Gibbs {b3} Marion Hayden {b} Herlin Riley {d} Howard Levy {h} Dick Oatts {as} Sophie Faught {ts} Joel Frahm {ts} Sean Jones {t} Jumaane Smith {t} Terell Stafford {t} Byron Stipling {t} Wycliffe Gordon {tb}

Jazz Tent at Vail Square

Niki Haris’ Gospel Prayer Meetin’

AFTERNOON SESSION

Jazz Tent at Vail Square

Jazz Tent at Vail Square 11:30 AM

Vail Jazz All-Stars FREE!

12:40 PM

Vail Jazz Party House Band

1:50 PM

Piano Duos

3:00 PM

Shelly Berg {p} Lauren Falls {b} Allan Finney {d} Howard Levy {h} Wycliffe Gordon {tb}

4:10 PM

Gerard Gibbs {b3} Herlin Riley {d} Russell Malone {g} Joel Frahm {ts} Sean Jones {t} Guest: Jumaane Smith {t}

EVENING SESSION

Grand Ballroom, Vail Marriott 7:00 PM

NIki Haris {v} Karen Hammack {p} Marion Haydon {b} Sherrie Maricle {d} Guest: Joel Frahm {ts}

8:10 PM

Russell Malone {g} Larry Fuller {p} John Clayton {b} Herlin Riley {d}

9:20 PM

Byron Stripling‘s Multi-Media Tribute to the Trumpet Kings... Uncrowned

LATE NIGHT JAM SESSION

Wing’s Place, First Chair Café, Vail Marriott 10:45 PM

Larry Fuller {p} John Clayton {b} Jeff Hamilton {d} Howard Levy {h} Jumaane Smith {t} Terell Stafford {t} VAILJAZZ.ORG VAILJAZZ.ORG 57 57


SPECIAL PERFORMANCES Since its inception more than two decades ago, the two-part mission of Vail Jazz has been to entertain and to educate. We love for our audiences to get lost in the music, but if we can raise their “Jazz IQ” at the same time, it’s a win/win! Seasoned jazz enthusiasts and novices alike delight in the insights they gain from these highly popular musical excursions that have become an integral part of the Vail Jazz Party experience. Maybe it’s an in-depth look at a particular instrument, or a style of playing. Sometimes we explore the life of a legendary musician, or notable ensemble. Or, our audiences might get a flavor of how social and artistic trends converged in a certain era. Whatever the subject of a Special Performance, audiences can expect to experience a truly unique presentation that illuminates the richness of jazz as they are taken along on a musical journey, expertly guided by today’s giants of jazz.

NIKI HARIS’

GOSPEL PRAYER MEETIN’

Sun. 9:00am

There’s only one place to be on Sunday morning of Vail Jazz Weekend! Now in its 18th incarnation, and growing in popularity each year, the Gospel Prayer Meetin’

“it’s a hand clappin,’ singin’, spirit liftin,’ musical melting pot” continues to be a perennial favorite. Led by the dynamic and energetic Niki Haris (see bios pgs. 78-84), it’s a hand clappin,’ singin’, spirit liftin’ musical melting pot highlighting the contribution that Gospel music has made in shaping jazz. Evolving from religious songs, field hollers, and work songs, Gospel is at the root of the music we now call jazz and during this dramatic musical journey you’ll see and hear ample evidence of the impact of this moving genre. Have yourself a good time! 58 VAIL JAZZ FESTIVAL

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“THE GIRLS IN THE BAND”

Fri. 2:00pm

They wiggled, they jiggled, they wore low cut gowns and short shorts, they kowtowed to the club owners and smiled at the customers they struggled for recognition in a male-dominated world of jazz, and they did it all just to play the music they loved. In the thirties and forties, hundreds of women musicians toured the country in all-girl bands while a select few played side-by-side with their male counterparts. Yet by the mid-’50s female jazz musicians had all but disappeared from the scene; their names and their contributions to music largely marginalized or forgotten. The Girls In The Band recounts the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, groundbreaking, sometimes unglamorous journeys from the late ‘30s to the present day. These incredibly talented women endured sexism, racism, and diminished opportunities for decades, yet continued to persevere, inspire, and elevate their talents in a field that seldom welcomed them. All the while they never wavered in their commitment to making great music.

SP: The Girls in the Band

Since its debut, The Girls In The Band has won many awards and nominations at film festivals throughout the US and Canada, and has been praised both by film enthusiasts and jazz legends as being highly entertaining, informative, and brimming with engaging characters. This fascinating survey of a noteworthy but little known aspect of jazz is chock full of brilliant musical performances that are sure to resonate with all and astonish even the most seasoned jazz aficionados.

“Everything a worthwhile documentary should be, and then some: engaging, informative, thorough and brimming with delightful characters.” -The New York Times

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Fri. 8:10pm

MULTI-MEDIA TRIBUTE TO

WOMEN IN JAZZ

Photos: Shirley Horn, Viola Smith, Doris Day, Pearl Bailey

The history of women in jazz has been given short shrift; their contributions often overlooked, their opportunities limited, and their chances of finding (or being) a mentor severely hindered in a profession almost exclusively a “Boy’s Club.” The talent is there—it always has been—but you have to know where to look amongst the annals of a male-dominated profession.

“A ‘Who’s Who’ of top female jazz players will amaze, astound and impress”

Look no further than the Vail Jazz stage to find seven swingin’ ladies: Sophie Faught, tenor saxophone, Karen Hammack, piano, Marion Hayden, bass, Lauren Falls, bass, Sherrie Maricle, drums, Roberta Gambarini, vocals, and Niki Haris, vocals (see individual bios starting on pg.78) who will knock your socks off. This multi-media tribute to women in jazz is a perfect accompaniment to the fascinating documentary The Girls in the Band. Leveraging the amazing talent at this year’s Vail Jazz Festival, we’ve assembled a “Who’s Who” of top female jazz players who will amaze, astound and impress, playing in various configurations throughout this enlightening set.

Interlaced with some incredible music will be a look at various female jazz influences cited by the pros in this multi-media experience, You’ll be surprised and delighted to learn why Niki Haris was influenced by Doris Day and also Pearl Bailey. How Shirley Horn influenced Karen Hammack. Who was Viola Smith and how did Sherrie Maricle discover her. Why Sophie Faught, an aspiring tenor player, was captivated by guitarist Emily Remler and much more as these accomplished musicians discuss their perspectives on being a woman in jazz in the 21st century.

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TRIBUTE TO RAY BROWN

Sat. 7:45pm

Ray Brown (1926-2002) was born in Pittsburgh and began studying the piano at the age of eight. Seeing how many of his schoolmates played the piano, he calculated that he’d have a better shot at the school orchestra with a trombone in hand, but finances (and an unused bass in the band room) sealed his musical destiny. He subsequently became one of the most influential bass players, mentors, producers, and recording artists in jazz history. His unique rich sound and innate sense of swing were complemented by his status as a first rate soloist, as evidenced by 70 albums as a leader and his appearance as a valued sideman on hundreds of other recordings. An avid jukebox listener in high school, Brown zeroed in on the bass lines of Jimmy Blanton (Duke Ellington Orchestra), practicing Blanton’s lines relentlessly and, while still in high school in Pittsburgh, joining gigs in local clubs. After graduating, on his first night in New York City he bumped into his friend, pianist Hank Jones, who introduced him to Dizzy Gillespie. Gillespie immediately hired Brown whose sound, intensity, and precision worked perfectly for Dizzy’s big band (1946-51). That band’s rhythm section (Brown plus Milt Jackson, Kenny Clarke, and John Lewis) became the hugely successful Modern Jazz Quartet. Also in the late 1940s, Brown became accompanist, musical director, and (briefly) husband to Ella Fitzgerald. His skills as accompanist/arranger led to stints with some of the world’s top singers including Frank Sinatra, Billy Eckstine, Tony Bennett, Sarah Vaughn, and Nancy Wilson, as well as managing the young Quincy Jones, and playing and recording with the Oscar Peterson Trio for 15 years (‘50s-‘60s). In the mid-’80s, Brown formed a highly popular trio with legendary pianist Gene Harris and drummer Jeff Hamilton, who together toured internationally, producing numerous albums, over a nine year span.

Photo: Ray Brown

In the later stages of his career, Brown was increasingly dedicated to his role as a mentor, passing his knowledge and experience to new generations of jazz musicians, becoming deeply involved in jazz education and mentoring. He received numerous jazz awards including the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award and was inducted into the DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame in 2003. Performing in this tribute to Ray Brown are Larry Fuller, piano and Jeff Hamilton, drums, who both toured and recorded extensively with Brown, and John Clayton, bass, a student and protégé of Brown who carries on the legacy of Brown as Director of Education at the Vail Jazz Workshop and travels the world paying Brown’s bass. (see bios pgs. 78-84) VAILJAZZ.ORG VAILJAZZ.ORG 61 61


Sat. 10:05pm

LEWIS NASH’S MULTI-MEDIA TRIBUTE TO HIS DRUM INFLUENCES A fixture on the Vail Jazz scene for a dozen years, jazz luminary Lewis Nash (see bios pgs. 78-84) guides us through a tour of some of the greatest jazz drummers the world has known, and how they influenced and impacted his own approach to drumming. Lewis, in great demand for his mastery of virtually all drumming styles, is the perfect host for explorating past drum masters and the influence they had on their bands, musicians of their eras, and the subsequent directions of jazz. Principal among the artists highlighted in Lewis’ multi-media tribute are Art Blakey (1919-1990), “Philly Joe” Jones (1923-1985), Max Roach (1924-2007), Roy Haynes (1925- ), Elvin Jones (1927-2004) and Jimmy Cobb (1929- ).

“Lewis, in great demand for his mastery of virtually all drumming styles, is the perfect host for explorating past drum masters” Each of these drummers had a unique style and music signature that influenced generations of subsequent drummers, as well as their fellow contemporary bandmates. Roy Haynes created unique drum and cymbal patterns in an idiosyncratic, now instantly recognizable style. Philly Joe Jones was known for his deep-toned tom-tom and bass drums, seasoned with subtle swirls of cross-rhythm on cymbals. Art Blakey was characterized by his force and fury, applying an aggressive polyrhythmic approach to his swing style.

Photos: Art Blakely, Max Roach

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BYRON STRIPLING’S

Sun. 9:20pm

MULTI-MEDIA TRIBUTE TO THE

TRUMPET KINGS... UNCROWNED

Photos: Lee Morgan, Chet Baker, Clifford “Brownie” Brown

In recent years, trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling (see bios pgs. 78-84) has wowed Vail audiences with his thoughtful, polished tributes to fellow trumpet greats Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, and Clark Terry. This year he reaches deeper into his repertoire for a multi-media look at some lesser known, but incredibly talented, jazz trumpet greats from the past: Clifford Brown (1930-1956), Lee Morgan (1938-1972), and Chet Baker (1929-1988). Though they may not be as familiar as Dizzy or Miles, these “lesser legends” had major influence in shaping the style of horn playing and level of virtuosity of their respective eras. Clifford “Brownie” Brown died in a car crash at the age of 25, leaving just 4 years’ worth of recordings. The bebop/hard bop trumpeter was dubbed “New Star of the Year” in 1954 by DownBeat Magazine due to his virtuosic technique and brilliance of invention. He was known for articulating every note, even at blazing tempos, and was also a composer of two of today’s jazz standards, Daahoud and Joy Spring. Edward Lee Morgan, also dedicated to the bebop/hard bop school, was actually a student of Clifford Brown for a time, recording prolifically over a 16 year span and enjoying success on jazz, R&B, and pop charts. Lee, as he was known, was a pioneer in using his trumpet to mimic human vocal inflections by stuttering, slurring his articulations, and employing half-valved sound effects. Chesney Henry “Chet” Baker, Jr., in many ways the antithesis of the hard driving, bebop school, came to epitomize the “West Coast Cool” style of jazz—relaxed, melodic, and more based on composition than frenetic improvisation. His work with saxophonist Gerry Mulligan was instantly popular. In the mid-’50s he edged out Miles Davis and Clifford Brown to win both DownBeat Magazine and Metronome readers’ polls two years running, and his appeal increased substantially as he started to add vocals to his sessions in a laid-back style that largely mirrored his instrumental mannerisms. VAILJAZZ.ORG VAILJAZZ.ORG 63 63


Sun. 1:50pm

PIANO DUOS

Expect some musical fireworks as these six “ivory impresarios” strut their stuff on the Vail Jazz stage! Inspired by the popularity of last year’s duo outing, the Vail Jazz audience is eagerly anticipating a new round of improvisational antics. We’re not sure this is what Wolfgang had in mind when he popularized piano duets in the late 1700s, but this year’s combination of amazing piano artists—on two facing pianos—is bound to result in some remarkable, spontaneous musical moments, some stunning contrasts and, no doubt, some entertaining keyboard capers along the way!

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VAIL JAZZ GOES TO SCHOOL Soon to begin its 18th year, Vail Jazz Goes to School provides Eagle County, Colorado elementary school students with an in-depth multidisciplinary experience combining music, history and social studies. Thanks to this innovative program, nearly 18,000 local children have embarked on the study of jazz, its history, and its role in society. Led by local jazz fixture and popular educator Tony Gulizia, the interactive format gives 4th and 5th graders an opportunity to experience the history of jazz, learn about legendary jazz musicians and gain perspective on the eras they inhabited. Tony and his fellow musician/educators then deconstruct the music into its essential parts, allowing insight into the components of melody, rhythm, harmony and structure. The classes involve both demonstration and participation, with students playing instruments and experiencing first-hand how the individual elements of music come together into a cohesive work of art.

“We start out playing jazz for the kids,” Tony says, “and by the second class, they can’t wait to try it for themselves. They see how the parts fit, and it all comes together. They hear it, they feel it, they get it! You can see ‘the wow’ on their faces—they just light up! By the end of our time with them, the students write original lyrics and the instructors perform their pieces--it’s an authentic jazz concert at the beautiful Vilar Performing Arts Center, and it’s magical!”

“They see how the parts fit, and it all comes together. They hear it, they feel it, they get it! You can see ‘the wow’ on their faces—they just light up!” -Tony Gulizia

Vail Jazz Goes to School Director

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VAIL JAZZ WORKSHOP: 20 YEARS It all started with a casual conversation between Vail Jazz founder Howard Stone and John Clayton in September 1995. The inaugural Vail Jazz Party had just finished, and the two decided that they had a new goal for 1996: to assist in the development of exceptionally gifted high school jazz musicians who had attained a level of skill that merited special attention. Thus the Vail Jazz Workshop was created. The Workshop was designed to be a ten-day residency that provided both intensive musical training, based on improvisation, and individual mentorship from the instructors on building a career as a professional musician.

“These are 12 of the top high school players in the nation. It blows our minds how much vocabulary and insight they have at such a young age.” - John Clayton

Director of Education

Now in its 20th year, thanks to the extraordinary generosity and dedication of the Workshop instructors who have shared their art, knowledge, and time with two decades of young jazz prodigies, the Vail Jazz Workshop has seen 238 young musicians evolve into “Vail Jazz All-Stars.” Many Workshop alumni have advanced to highly successful musical careers, garnering Grammy® recognition, numerous CDs, tours and performances at notable jazz venues and festivals throughout the world, including this year’s Vail Jazz Alumni Quintet. Throughout the past 20 years, the goal of the Workshop has never wavered, and the success of its alumni attests to the stellar reputation of the Vail Jazz Workshop as one of the finest jazz incubators in the world.

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“The Vail Jazz Workshop has been some of the best days of my life. During these ten days, I learned more about myself as a person and as a musician. … It was an honor to be chosen for this Workshop. During these ten days I realized how music is a part of me and speaks to me. Thank you for choosing me.” Obed Calvaire, ’98

“Vail helped to shape me into the musician that I am today. I was exposed to mentors who were master educators, composers, arrangers and businessmen. To this day they completely encapsulate everything I strive to be as an artist while also carrying themselves with humility and integrity.”

- Jeffery Miller, ’13 Tia Fuller, ’96

Bryan Carter, ’07 Gerald Clayton, ’02

“Taking part in the Vail Jazz Workshop allowed me to learn from some of the greatest jazz musicians in the world as well as connect with young, driven jazz students like myself. I simply can’t imagine a greater opportunity for anyone who wishes to pursue a life in music. I’m so grateful to all those who make this Workshop possible every year.” - Justin Kauflin, ’03 VAILJAZZ.ORG 67


2015 VAIL JAZZ WORKSHOP EVAN ABOUNASSAR {trumpet}

Evan, from Yorba Linda, CA, plays all over Southern California at various service events and with honor groups such as Music Center’s Spotlight Awards, National YoungArts Foundation, The Grammy® Jazz Band, and the California All-State Bands. He has been recognized with outstanding soloist awards at the Fullerton, Reno, Irvine and Monterey jazz festivals. Evan loves to play “old swing music,” with a fondness for Louis Armstrong, but likes bebop, hard bop and modern jazz as well. In the realm of newer jazz, he cites two Vail Jazz Workshop alumni, Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet, 2000) and Gerald Clayton (piano, 2002), among his favorite influences. In addition, Evan admires Freddie Hubbard and Wynton Marsalis for their technical prowess and original lines. He’s looking forward to the challenges of the Vail Jazz Workshop and learning some new ways to listen and play.

REMEE ASHLEY {trombone}

Hailing from Berkeley, CA, Remee has studied trombone, trumpet, tuba, French horn and Sousaphone in both jazz and classical settings. He has played in the Berkeley High Chamber Winds & Orchestra, Jazz Combo, the San Francisco Jazz High School All-Stars, as well as other bands and combos. He began playing jazz at 11, and frequently raided his great grandmother’s record collection to savor The Ink Spots, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, Oscar Peterson, Art Tatum, Earl “Fatha” Hines and others. His educational goals include a Master’s and Doctorate in music performance and education, including a role as a music teacher. In the meantime, in addition to snowboarding and camping, he gives music lessons (brass instruments) to elementary and middle school kids who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford lessons. He looks to his time in Vail to enhance his improvisation skills while benefiting from his exposure to other Workshoppers and their mentors.

JEROME GILLESPIE, JR. {drums}

Although his first instrument was the violin, Jerome started taking drum lessons at six after watching the drummer at his church. By sixth grade he had gravitated toward jazz and is now at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, where he plays in a variety of bands and combos. He was first place winner of the MusicDoingGood scholarship All-Star award, was selected Outstanding Soloist at the Moores School of Jazz Festival, and Jerome has participated in a variety of regional and All State jazz bands. He considers himself a straight ahead drummer but derives his inspiration from many jazz eras; he especially appreciates drummers with a creative melodic sense. His principal goal for the Vail Jazz Workshop is to become a better musician while enhancing his soloing skills. 68

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SOLOMON GOTTFRIED {bass}

Solomon started playing piano at six, and switched to the bass when he was 12—the double bass was the instrument he always wanted to play and his parents relented when they decided he was big enough to handle the instrument. Though a Berkeley, CA resident, Solomon attends the Interlochen (MI) Arts Academy. At Interlochen he has played and performed with multiple jazz combos, big bands and the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra, including a tour of China where he taught local classical musicians how to improvise. He has received multiple Outstanding Musician and soloist awards, both at Interlochen and in the Bay Area. Tutored and influenced by several former Vail Jazz Workshop alumni, Solomon is excited about the opportunity to lift his ensemble playing skills to a new level and benefit from playing with the master mentors, and fellow students, in the Workshop.

LUCAS HAHN {piano}

Lucas, born in San Jose, CA but now living in nearby Santa Cruz, started piano lessons at seven, focusing on jazz but adding classical tutoring at ten. Having the good fortune of living near a renowned jazz club, Lucas was exposed to a variety of top jazz piano players, studying with several and eventually performing at a variety of venues in the SF area. At 12 he attended the Stanford Jazz Workshop’s Jazz Camp and Jazz Residency where he met his current teacher, jazz piano great Taylor Eigsti. He has received the YoungArts Merit Award and has been honored with a number of Outstanding Musicianship and performance awards for both his classical and jazz work. Lucas lists Ambrose Akinmusire (Vail Jazz Workshop 2000) among his most important influences, and looks forward to backing up the horn ensembles and furthering his rhythm section skills in this year’s Vail Jazz Workshop.

RODNEY JAMES-SPANN {tenor sax}

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Rodney’s first instrument was piano but he migrated to the tenor sax, and jazz, in middle school. While in middle school, he was accepted to the Juilliard Music Advancement Program, and today he conducts master classes and teaches music theory to other students. Rodney has won scholarships to attend the Manhattan School of Music Pre-College division jazz studies program, Skidmore Jazz Institute and Berklee College of Music Five Week Performance Program in 2014, winning a full scholarship to that program again in 2015. He is now in his second year with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra, having been the youngest member selected for that honor. Last year Rodney was the youngest musician to win the Young Lion’s Award from the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium and, in 2015, he was a member of the 46th Street jazz combo, being awarded first place in the Charles Mingus competition. He’s excited to be participating in the Vail Jazz Workshop largely due to the strength of the faculty. VAILJAZZ.ORG 69 VAILJAZZ.ORG 69


ALEX LAURENZI {alto sax}

Alex of Mountain Lakes, NJ, began studying the violin at six, adding the alto sax to his studies three years later. After a succession of music camps, band camps and combos, he attended the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Jazz Division and various summer workshops such as the Skidmore Jazz Institute and Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony. He won the DownBeat Student Award for best junior high school soloist, the Essentially Ellington Outstanding Alto Saxophonist Award, was cited by YoungArts Jazz for his solo work, and he also won a spot in the 2015 Grammy® Band. He performs with his own quartet at venues in NJ, often with several Vail Jazz Workshop alumni. While at Vail, Alex intends to absorb as much as possible from the amazing faculty, as well as the expertise and technique of other Workshoppers. He’s hopeful of identifying and improving some of his weaknesses and to advance his ensemble playing.

LUCA MENDOZA {piano}

Hailing from Santa Monica, CA, Luca is a member of combos in various school bands, as well as several other independent trios and quartets. A Monterey NextGen Finalist, Luca has received multiple awards for both his classical and jazz piano playing. These include several DownBeat Student Music Awards (including best composition), and honors from the LA Music Center, National YoungArts Foundation, the Glendale Classical Piano Competition, and the Southwest Youth Music Festival. Luca enjoys a variety of jazz—among his influences are several Vail Jazz Workshop alumni—but above all his main source of inspiration is Keith Jarrett. His goal for the Workshop, aside from learning from the stellar faculty, is to play with “the best musicians in America,” citing the Workshop’s preeminent reputation for developing both talent and lifelong musical relationships.

LUCA RODONI {trumpet}

A native and resident of Bozeman, MT, Luca currently attends Park City (UT) High School where he takes advantage of a plethora of instruction and performance opportunities. For the past two years, he has been selected for the Jazz Band of America and was a semi-finalist for the 2015 National Trumpet Competition Jazz Division, also being selected as a 2015 YoungArts National Merit Scholar. Luca was selected as a member of the Telluride Jazz Festival Student All-Stars and has received outstanding soloist awards at several jazz festivals where he has shared the stage with many prominent professionals. He has also won numerous scholarships to attend various jazz camps and workshops. A student of jazz history, he gravitates to trumpet masters who emphasize melodic and harmonic approaches to improvisation. Luca looks forward to benefiting from Vail Jazz Workshop instruction to develop his own sound and musical voice, introducing more space and ease into his solos, and experiencing the Workshop’s well-deserved reputation for increasing playing endurance. 70

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ETHAN SANTOS {trombone}

Ethan, from Fresno, CA, attends Buchanan High School where he plays bass trombone in the symphony orchestra, principal euphonium in the wind ensemble, and lead trombone in the Jazz Band, which recently won a DownBeat Student Music Award for Outstanding performance. He has studied trombone, bass trombone, euphonium and piano in both jazz and classical settings. Winner of numerous jazz workshop and festival scholarships, Ethan has participated in the Stanford Jazz Institute, the California Band Director's Association Honor Concert Band, the California Orchestra Director's Association Honors Symphony Orchestra, the Cal Poly All-State Music Festival Honor Jazz Band and the 2015 GRAMMY® Camp-Jazz Session big band. Ethan teaches young children recorder, and gives trombone and music theory lessons. His hopes for the Vail Jazz Workshop are to further develop his improvisation skills and become a better communicator musically in the small jazz ensemble setting.

MAX SCHWARTZ {bass}

Max, a Boston native now living in Berkeley, CA, began his musical pursuits in first grade on piano and guitar, later picking up the banjo and bass (both upright and electric). He started composing and arranging jazz at 10, with a little bluegrass thrown in for good measure. Active in a wide range of local and regional bands, Max has been included in the California All-State Honor Jazz Band, SFJAZZ High School All-Stars, Grammy® Camp combos and has won multiple honors at the Next Generation Monterey Jazz Festival, Folsom Jazz Festival, Mingus Jazz Competition and others. He plays regularly at Bay Area venues such as Yoshi’s and the SFJAZZ Center. Although Max is a regular listener to Charles Mingus, Ornette Coleman and the Basie band, he’s hopeful that the Vail Jazz Workshop will teach him to be an even better listener, enhancing his aural skills in all musical contexts to facilitate a higher level of interactive performance.

ALEC SMITH {drums}

Born in Pasadena, Alec now lives in Glendora, CA and attends Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. He has won scholarships to the Stanford Jazz Institute and Centrum Jazz Workshop (where he played in Terell Staffor’d Combo), and has performed at a variety of venues around the LA area. He is active in a variety of combos and jazz performance groups, and was a member of the 2015 Jazz Band of America. Alec’s musical tastes gravitate to classic straight ahead jazz, especially big band music, and he enjoys listening to drummers who can create many colors and textures in their playing. He looks forward to being evaluated by the Workshop instructors, learning about how they process music and interact, and getting insight about how to create more meaningful musical conversations through performances with the faculty and other students.

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Shelly was born in Cleveland and at the age of six began studying classical piano at the Cleveland Institute of Music, later earning both Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the University of Houston School of Music. He has recorded a number of critically acclaimed albums in various genres that have garnered many Grammy® awards and nominations. Shelly is widely recognized for his collaborations with jazz vocalists, having recorded and arranged for Patti Austin, Nancy Wilson, Bobby McFerrin, Kurt Elling, Monica Mancini, Dionne Warwick, Tierney Sutton, Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, and many others. He maintains a busy, worldwide schedule of jazz festival and club performances, having appeared and recorded over the years with Ray Brown, Louie Bellson, Eddie Daniels, Woody Herman, Arturo Sandoval, Clark Terry, and many others. In addition to composing and orchestrating for jazz, pop, film and TV, and performing in both jazz and classical genres, Shelly is Dean and Professor at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami and the music director of The Jazz Cruise.

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JOHN CLAYTON Los Angeles native John Clayton began seriously studying the bass at 16 with Ray Brown. At 19, the Grammy® winner and eight-time Grammy® nominee became the bassist for Henry Mancini’s television series “The Mancini Generation.” After receiving a Bachelor of Music degree in double bass in 1975 from the University of Indiana, John toured with Monty Alexan-

der and Count Basie & His Orchestra. He moved to Amsterdam and was principal bassist in the Amsterdam Philharmonic for five years. Highly regarded for his work as a composer and arranger, John has been guided by, among others, Robert Farnon, Count Basie, Johnny Mandel, Mancini, Marty Paich, and Frank Foster. He has written and arranged music for Diana Krall, Dee Dee Bridgewater (including her Grammy®-winning Dear Ella), Natalie Cole, Regina Carter, Milt Jackson, Nancy Wilson, Quincy Jones, George Benson, Paul McCartney and Dr. John. He is co-leader of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and the Clayton Brothers Quintet. John directs the educational components associated with the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival and Centrum Jazz Workshop, he is Director of Education and a Board member of the Vail Jazz Foundation and has been Director of the Vail Jazz Workshop for the past 20 years.

BILL CUNLIFFE Jazz pianist, composer and Grammy® award-winning arranger, Bill is known for his innovative and swinging recordings and compositions. He began his career as pianist and arranger with the Buddy Rich Big Band and worked with Frank Sinatra, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Benny Golson and James Moody. He has since established himself as a solo artist and bandleader, with more than a dozen albums under his name. Bill currently plays with his trio, his big band, his Latin band, Imaginación, and his classical/jazz ensemble Trimotif.

Bill has received four Grammy® nominations and two Emmy® nominations. He was awarded a Grammy® for Best Instrumental Arrangement for “West Side Story Medley,” on the album Resonance Big Band Plays Tribute to Oscar Peterson (Resonance Records). Born in Andover, MA, Bill earned a Master’s degree from the Eastman School of Music. Bill is a winner of the Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition and is a jazz studies professor at Cal State Fullerton. This is Bill’s 20th year teaching at the Vail Jazz Workshop.

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George was born in NYC and was initially taught piano by his mother. He studied at the High School of Performing Arts and later at Mannes College. Although he cites Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea among his early keyboard influences, George believes he was likely more influenced by the bands of Miles Davis and John Coltrane than by individual pianists. Following frequent gigs at a variety of clubs in NYC, he joined Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers before touring with Sonny Rollins. Developing a reputation as a sensitive accompanist, George collaborated with Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw and Bobby Hutcherson before being invited to join the Dexter Gordon quartet, which immersed him in the bebop vocabulary. He performed and recorded extensively with Art Pepper; today he frequently performs and records as a soloist and in trio and larger ensembles, offering fresh interpretations of classic compositions as well as his own innovative style of writing. A prolific presence on hundreds of albums to date, his latest CD as a leader is Icons & Influences (2014).

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LAUREN FALLS Canadian bassist Lauren Falls is enjoying an active performance career in New York City, appearing at venues such as Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Cornelia Street Cafe, Fat Cat and Cleopatra’s Needle. Having toured extensively throughout North America, Lauren has performed at the Kennedy Center and at various jazz festivals including The Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival in Washington, D.C. and the Ottawa International Jazz Festival. Lauren has been an artist-in-residence at the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program and performed at The Ravinia Steans Institute and was a member of The Sisters in Jazz of the International Association of Jazz Education. She has shared the stage with such jazz notables as Dave Douglas, Mike Stern, and Kurt Elling. Lauren holds a Master’s in jazz performance from Manhattan School of Music as well as a Bachelor’s degree in jazz performance from Humber College in Toronto. She has studied with John Clayton, Geri Allen, Billy Childs, James Moody, Jan


SOPHIE FAUGHT Tenor saxophonist Sophie Faught is an improviser, composer, bandleader, and teacher. She has performed in venues throughout the U.S. and internationally, including Jazz at Lincoln Center (NYC), and the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She has headlined at the Portland Jazz Festival where she led her own group in performances of jazz standards as well as her own original compositions. Her creative and passionate compositional style reflects a knowledge and respect of traditional jazz forms, while expressing the freedom to innovate and explore new directions. She has toured as a member of the Nicholas Payton Jazz Quintet and has also appeared with Jimmy Heath, Slide Hampton, the Temptations, the Four Tops, Terell Stafford, and Dick Oatts. She currently leads her own jazz trio and performs weekly at the Chatterbox Jazz Club in Indianapolis. Sophie attended the Vail Jazz Workshop in 2004.

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Allan grew up in Stoke-on-Trent, England. The son of a big band drummer, Allan first started playing trombone, but after seeing a performance by Buddy Rich when he was 12, he soon switched to drums and guitar, continuing while he attended Trentham High School. By 19, he was playing drums professionally in nightclubs, ballrooms and resort hotels all over the UK. Reflecting a youthful wanderlust, and a desire to absorb a wide variety of musical styles and influences, Allan spent several years playing in hotel bands in the United Arab Emirates before embarking on multiple globe-girdling tours; few musicians’ résumés can match Allan’s professional appearances in more than 100 countries. Last year he completed a sold-out tour of Colorado with organist Tony Monaco, and is in great demand for his creative and sensitive drumming for which he cites a wide variety of early influences, ranging from Ringo to Kenny Clarke, Joe Morello, and Art Blakey. Allan has shared the stage with many jazz and pop luminaries such as Ray Charles, Al Green, Natalie Cole, Chuck Mangione, Russell Malone, Bill Cunliffe, Curtis Stigers, Ben E. King, Plas Johnson, and Johnny O’Neil. Allan released his first CD, Cool in 2015.

Born in Racine, WI, Joel studied piano and bassoon as a child but by eighth grade was playing tenor saxophone. In high school he had his initial exposure to jazz through fellow students, including Brad Mehldau, with whom he formed a long-lasting and productive musical relationship. While playing in the high school jazz band, Joel augmented his musical knowledge by listening to Art Blakey, Freddie Hubbard, Horace Silver, and Miles Davis, paying particular attention to saxophonists Wayne Shorter, Bob Berg, and Charlie Parker. After gaining a Bachelor’s degree in jazz performance from The Manhattan School of Music, Joel entered Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead workshop and subsequently played with Maynard Ferguson and Larry Goldings. He was also a member of Mehldau’s early ‘90s quartet and the two have performed and recorded repeatedly since then. He has toured and recorded with Jane Monheit, and is active as both a leader and sideman, appearing on recordings of Matt Wilson, Dena DeRose, Avishai Cohen, Janis Siegel, Diane Schuur, and Kurt Elling. His latest release as a leader is Live at Smalls.

Originally from Toledo, Ohio, Larry started playing piano at 11 and within a couple of years was playing professional gigs, performing regularly in Detroit and Ann Arbor. By 22, he was playing with Ernestine Anderson and he toured and recorded with her for 6 years as her pianist and musical director. He subsequently became a member of Jeff Hamilton’s trio, again recording and touring extensively with the group, before joining the Ray Brown trio. For 8 years Larry performed with John Pizzarelli recording and touring throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, and South America. Now based in NYC, Larry has performed with many jazz and pop luminaries including Harry “Sweets” Edison, Stanley Turrentine, Phil Woods, Clark Terry, Herb Ellis, Marlena Shaw, Kevin Mahogany, John Clayton, Bennie Golson, Bucky Pizzarelli, Emily Remler, Regina Carter, Nicholas Payton, and John Legend.

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Anderson, Dave Liebman, and Don Thompson among others. She recently released her debut album The Quiet Flight. Lauren attended the Vail Jazz Workshop in 2003.

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Born and raised in Los Angeles, bassist and drummer Jerohn Garnett began playing drums at his local church at the age of three. Influenced by great Gospel and mainstream drummers such as Joel Smith, Jeff Davis, Jamie Gamble, and others, Jerohn’s practice and dedication have yielded substantial musical dividends, not just in the drumming world but as a bass player, Gospel artist, and producer. His long roster of performances includes work with Mariah Carey, Boys2Men, Patti Labelle, Natalie Cole, Justin Bieber, and others, as well as TV appearances on The Tonight Show, Oprah, Ellen, Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel, and the Grammy® Awards. He also appeared in the movies Dream Girls and

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GERARD GIBBS When organist Gerard Gibbs was just three, his father would play the music of jazz organist Richard “Groove” Holmes; as a result, Gerard can’t remember a time when he wasn’t hooked on jazz. When Gerard met Holmes a few years later, he resolved to one day play jazz, just like his idol. Born and raised in Detroit, he began training in classical piano at nine but it never distracted him from his interest in performing jazz. At various times, Gerard’s musical orbit intersected those of fellow jazz organists Jimmy Smith, Joey DeFrancesco, Jimmy McGriff, Jack McDuff, and Charles Earland. All of those encounters contributed to Gerard’s development and musical diversity. Currently Gerard performs nationally and internationally on the concert circuit with saxophonist James Carter, and he regularly lends his talents to the contemporary jazz group Pieces Of A Dream. His latest release is Livin’ & Learnin’.

gia, Wycliffe Gordon found the trombone at age 12 and today is an eight-time winner of the Jazz Journalists Association Award for Trombonist of the Year. He was also recently awarded DownBeat Magazine’s Critics’ Choice Award for Best Trombone for the third year in a row. In addition to his always-memorable solo performances, he leads the Wycliffe Gordon Quartet, has been a featured guest artist on Billy Taylor’s “Jazz at The Kennedy Center” series, and is a former member of the Wynton Marsalis Septet. His performance experience includes work with Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Tommy Flanagan, Shirley Horn, Joe Henderson, Eric Reed, Randy Sandke, and Branford Marsalis. He has released 17 solo and eight co-leader CDs. A committed music educator, Wycliffe is a founding faculty member of the Jazz Studies Program at The Juilliard School. He was the youngest member of the U.S. Statesmen of Jazz and a musical ambassador for the U.S. State Department. This is Wycliffe’s fourth year as an instructor at the Vail Jazz Workshop.

tionally renowned jazz artists such as The Letterman, Rare Silk, Carmen McRae, Roberta Gambarini and Dizzy Gillespie. Since 1991, Gunnison has been the pianist and a composer/arranger for the cooperative band Convergence, one of Denver’s leading jazz ensembles, and has been leading and performing his own music with Wake Up Call, a fusion-oriented quintet. Gunnison has also been a member of the adjunct faculty of the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music and on the faculty of the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts since 2000.

H2 BIG BAND H2 Big Band, a world-class ensemble of 17 under the co-leadership of trumpeter Al Hood and pianist Dave Hanson. The H2 Big Band’s latest recording, “It Could Happen”, is an exciting collection of old and new standards as well as originals arranged by Hanson. While many of the arrangements fall into the tradition of post-WWII big band jazz scores, the H2 Big Band also utilizes a variety of styles from swing to contemporary.

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Pianist and composer Eric Gunnison has led a distinguished career since graduating from the Berklee College of Music in Boston in 1979. Based in Denver since 1980, he has not only established himself as one of the central figures of the Mile-High City’s jazz scene as an instrumentalist, bandleader and educator, but has also attracted a global following performing, touring and recording with interna-

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Church and is currently touring with popular jazz saxophonist Gerald Albright.

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Vaughan, Carmen McRae, and Billie Holliday. As a young teen, Roberta played the clarinet but realized her own clear alto voice offered more options for expression, and by 17 she was singing and performing in clubs. At 18 she moved to Milan to pursue her career more seriously and was soon performing at various music festivals throughout the European continent. After several years at the New England Conservatory she was a finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition and, after a move to NYC, became a cult favorite in the NY jazz world. Her American debut album Easy to Love won a Grammy® nomination. She has performed and toured with Herbie Hancock, Christian McBride, Toots Thielemans, Hank Jones, Roy Hargrove, and the Dizzy Gillespie All Star Big Band. Her latest CD is So In Love.

JEFF HAMILTON Born in Indiana, Jeff listened to big band records and at eight began playing drums to Oscar


A native Californian, and daughter of a studio pianist and arranger, Karen discovered blues piano at age 14, which led her into the worlds of jazz, gospel, funk, soul, rock, pop, and singing/songwriting. She has toured all over the world as musical director for pop legend Melissa Manchester, jazz and gospel great Niki Haris, and currently tours with Grammy®-nominated world

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NIKI HARIS Singer, songwriter, arranger, dancer, actor, and choreographer Niki Haris’ dynamic performances reflect her love of music, dancing, and choreography. Daughter of Grammy®-nominated jazz pianist Gene Harris, Niki was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan and later pursued her education and singing career in Southern California. She has worked with Ray Charles, Dianne Reeves, Nancy Wilson, David Sanborn, Michael Sembello, Leann Rimes, Michelle Branch, Santana, Kylie Minogue, Luther Vandross, All Saints, Wilton Felder of the Jazz Crusaders, Stanley Turrentine, the Righteous Bros., Julian Lennon, Anita Baker, Mick Jagger, Whitney Houston, and she has toured and recorded for 18 years with Madonna. Niki performs at a multitude of benefits for AIDS, cancer research as well as Camp Harmony for inner city

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children. She is also a strong supporter for the Music in the Classroom program and RAAD, Rockers Against Drunk Driving. She diligently lends her time in serving and is an annual participant in the Season for Non Violence. Niki’s latest albums include I’m Glad There is You (with Wycliffe Gordon), Live in Switzerland and Live.

Born in Detroit, bassist Marion Hayden started classical piano at nine, adding the acoustic bass to the mix by the time she was 12. Although having no formal music education training, she worked her way into the Detroit night club circuit playing jazz on a variety of gigs with Marcus Belgrave, the Jimmy Wilkins Orchestra, Marvin “Doc” Holladay, Randy Gelispie, and others. She played with other groups including Cox and Artistic Truth, later working on joint projects with Bill Banfield including some symphonic and cinematic music reflecting her classical training. She was one of the founding members of the all-female ensemble Venus, followed by a stint with Straight Ahead in collaboration with Regina Carter. Today she is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Jazz & Contemporary Improvisation and is also a professor of bass instruction in the jazz department of Tri-C College in Cleveland. She has performed and/or recorded with such jazz veterans as Kirk Lightsey, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Fortune, Kenny Burrell, Steve Turre, and James Carter. Her latest CD is Visions.

Sean sang and performed as a child in the church choir in his hometown of Warren, Ohio. Originally a drummer, he discovered jazz, and the trumpet, at ten upon hearing Miles Davis, his most powerful musical influence. Additional influences were Woody Shaw, Freddie Hubbard and, Clifford Brown. After receiving his Master’s Degree from Rutgers University, Sean joined the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with a permanent position as lead trumpeter. Sean has also been prominently featured on performances and/or recordings with Charles Fambrough, the Fort Apache Band, Joe Lovano, Chico O’Farrill, Illinois Jacquet, Jimmy Heath, Frank Foster, Nancy Wilson, Dianne Reeves, Gerald Wilson, and Marcus Miller. He was also chosen by Miller, Herbie Hancock, and Wayne Shorter for their Tribute to Miles tour. He currently serves as Associate Professor of Jazz at Duquesne University, and is Professor of Trumpet at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He is also Artistic Director of both the Pittsburgh and Cleveland Jazz Orchestras. Sean’s latest CD is im.pro.vise: Never Before Seen.

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music artist Perla Batalla. Thanks to her mastery of many different styles Karen has performed and recorded with Michael McDonald, Bill Frisell, Jackson Browne, Tierney Sutton, Gretchen Parlato, Kate McGarry, Eric Marienthal, Vinnie Colaiuta, Joe LaBarbera, and Julie Christensen, among others. Karen, now based in LA, is busy as a performer, composer, teacher, arranger, and recording artist. She has toured extensively throughout the US, Europe, and Asia. For the past 15 years Karen has been part of trumpeter Bobby Rodriguez’ Jazz Adventure which brings the wonderful history of jazz to young students all over Southern California.

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Peterson’s records. Today he is featured with some of the top names in jazz and pop on more than 200 recordings, 22 of which received Grammy® nominations. He also performs and records frequently with his own trio and as co-leader of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. His own albums include the recently released Great American Songs: Through the Years, and earlier efforts Symbiosis, and Red Sparkle. Additionally, he teaches, arranges, and composes. Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, Mel Lewis, “Philly” Joe Jones, and Shelly Manne were important influences. Early engagements included the New Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and Lionel Hampton’s Band before joining the Monty Alexander Trio in 1975 with bassist John Clayton. From 1983 to 1987, he performed with Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie & His Orchestra, and Rosemary Clooney. Prior to forming his own trio in 1995, Jeff played with the Ray Brown Trio. The Los Angeles Jazz Society named Jeff Musician of the Year, and he was recently voted #1 Jazz Drummer in Modern Drummer Magazine’s reader’s poll.

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Guitarist Russell Malone was born in Albany, Georgia; at four his mother bought him a green plastic guitar which he strummed all day, thinking he was B.B.King. His most defining musical experience occurred at 12 watching George Benson on television with Benny Goodman. Self taught, Russell credits

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Born in Buffalo, Sherrie’s music education began in the fourth grade when she started playing the clarinet, having been told that the trumpet was not for girls! She moved on to the cello but in the sixth grade she saw Buddy Rich play and immediately switched her focus to snare drum. While studying music at SUNY-Binghamton, she began playing professionally with Slam Stewart and others, then moved to NYC and completed a Master of Arts in Jazz Performance and a Ph.D. in Jazz Performance/Composition, both from New York University. Subsequently she was appointed director of Percussion studies at NYU. Now as

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leader of DIVA and her quintet 5 PLAY, she performs throughout the U.S. and Europe at a wide variety of high visibility venues such as the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, Playboy Jazz Festival, and the Kennedy Center where she received the Kennedy Center Alliance Award for Outstanding Contributions and Achievements in the Arts. She also received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival.

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his technique to Benson, Wes Montgomery, and Charlie Christian. At 25, he toured with jazz organist Jimmy Smith and then joined the Harry Connick Jr. Big Band, followed by a 4-year touring/recording stint with Diana Krall garnering 3 Grammy® nominations. Russell later joined pianist Benny Green, a partnership that resulted in several recordings during their years together. Master of multiple musical genres, he is frequently called upon by such artists as Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, B.B.King, Natalie Cole, David Sanborn, Shirley Horn, Christina Aguilera, Ron Carter, and Sonny Rollins. His debut album, on which he plays electric, acoustic and classical guitars, quickly went to the #1 spot on jazz radio charts. Russell tours regularly as leader of The Russell Malone Quartet throughout the U.S., Canada, Japan, Europe, South America, and Australia.

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ner Howard Levy is a pianist, composer, recording artist, bandleader, teacher, producer, and an acknowledged master of the diatonic harmonica. Hailing from the Chicago area, Howard’s musical travels have taken him all over the globe and into jazz, classical, rock, folk, Latin and world music. At the age of 19, he started playing the diatonic harmonica and was soon contributing to recordings by Kenny Loggins, Dolly Parton, Paquito D’Rivera, Styx, Donald Fagen, Paul Simon, and many others, having appeared on hundreds of CDs and several movie soundtracks. Howard is probably best known for the four CDs he recorded with Bela Fleck and The Flecktones. They toured extensively together and Howard won a Grammy® for Best Instrumental Composition for Life in Eleven which he wrote with Bela Fleck. In 2011, Howard released a classical CD featuring his Concerto for Diatonic Harmonica and Orchestra, the first concerto ever composed for the diatonic harmonica; the piece has been performed frequently with orchestras in the U.S. and Europe. His recent solo jazz CD Alone and Together, and his jazz trio outing Tonight and Tomorrow both received 4-star reviews in DownBeat.

A native of the Czech Republic, George began his musical studies on the violin at seven, but started playing jazz on the alto saxophone in high school and ultimately found himself at the Prague Conservatory studying bass violin. Paying special attention to the music of Ray Brown, Scott LaFaro, Paul Chambers, and Ron Carter, George applied his lyrical sensibilities to his frequent jazz gigs in local clubs before gravitating to Munich to work with such pros as Benny Bailey and Mal Waldron. He received a scholarship to Berklee School of Music at about the time Soviet tanks were rolling into Prague; Boston seemed like the better idea, and he was soon playing with Clark Terry, Herbie Hancock, Joe Williams, and Carmen McRae. Dizzy Gillespie lured him to NY but soon he was on the road with pianist Oscar Peterson for two years. After that, he was with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra for six years, then worked with Stan Getz, New York Jazz Quartet, Zoot Sims, Bill Evans, John Abercrombie, and was Tommy

Born in Phoenix, Lewis started playing drums at age ten. At 19, he began performing with local jazz bands while attending Arizona State University and at 21 was his hometown’s “first call” jazz drummer. Lewis moved to NYC in 1981 and joined vocalist Betty Carter’s trio with whom he toured for four years and later was a member of pianist Tommy Flanagan’s trio for 10 years. With one of the longest discographies in jazz, Lewis has appeared on more than 400 albums, earning him the designation Jazz’s Most Valuable Player by Modern Drummer magazine. He has performed or recorded with jazz immortals including Oscar Peterson, J.J. Johnson, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Benny Carter, Clark Terry, Stan Getz, Milt Jackson, Horace Silver, Ron Carter, Jim Hall, and Ray Brown as well as with Wynton and Branford Marsalis. In addition to many touring and recording credits, he has become a much-sought-after jazz educator. His lectures and workshops at elementary and high schools, music camps, universities, and conservatories worldwide are as much in demand as his bandstand and studio skills. This is the 12th year Lewis has taught at the Vail Jazz Workshop.


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PAUL ROMAINE Denver born and raised, Paul began playing drums professionally at 14. In his twenties, he toured North America with the Woody Herman Band. In between gigs he studied jazz composition at the Lamont School of Music and received a degree in recording engineering from the University of Colorado. He has recorded and/or performed with many internationally acclaimed artists such as Eddie Harris, Benny Golson, Jack McDuff, Marlena Shaw, Rufus Reid, Clark Terry, Dave Grusin, and Robin Eubanks. As a mentor musician/clinician in several Denver area school districts, Paul saw the need for an education program for students who are serious about jazz and he founded the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts, which offers a program for middle school and high school

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students from throughout the Denver metropolitan area to perform together and study with professional musicians on a weekly basis. Paul is also drum instructor in the Thompson Jazz Studies Program in the College of Music at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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Dick was brought up in a musical family in Iowa, beginning his professional career in Minneapolis before a move to NYC where he became a member of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra. Since then he has performed, recorded and/or toured with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Fred Hersch, Joe Lovano, Kenny Wheeler, Paquito D’Rivera, Terell Stafford, Tito Puente, Jon Faddis, and many others. Dick has also been featured with the Stockholm Jazz Orchestra, Danish Radio Big Band, Norboton Jazz Orchestra, Metropole Orchestra, and the UMO Big Band in Helsinki. He has also accompanied such vocalists as Joe Williams, Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Nnenna Freelon, Mel Tormé, Milton Nascimento, Luther Vandross, and James Taylor. In addition to a lengthy discography, Dick has appeared at numerous jazz festivals as a soloist and clinician throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, South America, and the Middle East. He is a professor of Jazz Studies at the Boyer School of Music at Temple University and has been an artist-in-residence at the Amsterdam Conservatory for nearly 20 years. This is Dick’s first year as an instructor at the Vail Jazz Workshop.

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Born into a musical family in New Orleans, Herlin was always surrounded by music and began playing the drums at three. He studied trumpet through high school and into college but thereafter concentrated his efforts on the drums. Herlin was a member of Ahmad Jamal’s group in the mid’80s and also recorded with Marcus Roberts, Dr. John, Harry Connick, Jr., George Benson, Benny Wallace, Mark Whitfield, and others. His theater experience includes playing in One Mo’ Time and Satchmo: America’s Musical Legend. Later he joined Wynton Marsalis’ touring/recording group and also performed on the first Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra tour, performing the music of Duke Ellington. His latest CD is Cream of the Crescent.

EVAN SHERMAN Evan was brought up in a New Jersey household, playing the drums since he was five. By the time he was 11, Evan was touring Europe with a youth orchestra, playing the music of Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Benny Goodman, and others. Among the first recordings that attracted him were Goodman/ Krupa on “Sing, Sing, Sing,” Davis’ “Kind of Blue,” and Blakey’s “Moanin’”--performances that (among others) Evan studied endlessly via the Internet, accelerating his knowledge in ways unimaginable just a decade ago. At 19, Evan played with Ron Carter for a week at the Jazz Standard and later toured Europe with the Branford Marsalis Quartet. He has played at prestigious venues and festivals throughout the U.S., Europe, China, and the Middle East. He recently received a B.A from the Manhattan School of Music and continues to live in NYC, maintaining an active performance and touring schedule. Evan attended the Vail Jazz Workshop in 2009.

When headliners come to Colorado and need sidemen, Mark Simon is one of the first names to be suggested by anyone who knows the local jazz scene. While he has made Denver his home, he has had many years of experience playing with top name players from all over the country. In addition to touring with Carmen McCrae, he has performed with Dizzy Gillespie, Rosemary Clooney, Dave Grusin, Eddie Harris, Joe Farrell, Roben Ford, Randy Brecker, Lew Tabackin, and Regina Carter. Mark serves on the faculty at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and is a valued clinician/teacher in the region. Denver musicians consider themselves very fortunate to have regular access to his soulful, resonate tone, and his hard-swinging grooves. Mark participated in Allan Finney’s newly released CD, Cool.

JEREMY SISKIND Jeremy Siskind is equally active in his roles as pianist, composer, and arranger. He won the Nottingham International Jazz Piano Competition, was runner up in the Montreux Jazz Festival Solo Piano Competition, is a two-time finalist for the American Pianist Association’s Cole Porter Fellowship and twoVAILJAZZ.ORG

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JUMAANE SMITH New York-based trumpeter and vocalist Jumaane Smith has logged an enviable roster of collaborations that have taken him all over the world, from intimate historic jazz clubs to massive stadiums to performances for two U.S. presidents. At 16, he traveled to Europe for the first time with his high school jazz band to perform at various venues including the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and the North Sea Jazz Festival in Den Haag. Shortly thereafter, Jumaane was one of just 17 musicians invited to join the inaugural class of Jazz Studies at Juilliard.

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TERELL STAFFORD Born in Miami, raised in Chicago and Silver Spring, MD, Terell was trained in classical and jazz trumpet, earning a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the University of Maryland and a Master of Music from Rutgers University. Terell’s career was launched in the early 1990s when he recorded and performed with Bobby Watson’s acclaimed quintet, Horizon, with whom he continues to perform. Subsequently he performed with McCoy Tyner’s Sextet, the Kenny Barron Sextet, the Jimmy Heath Big Band, and the Jon Faddis Orchestra. Since the mid-1990s, Terell has performed with the Clayton Brothers Quintet, Bill Cunliffe, Cedar Walton, and Herbie Mann, and has appeared on more than 130 recordings. Now based in NYC, he is a member of the Grammy®-winning Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and is prominently featured on a number of other Grammy®-nominated recordings. Active as a music educator, Terell was formerly a faculty member at the Juilliard

Institute for Jazz Studies and is currently Director of Jazz Studies and Chair of Instrumental Studies at Temple University, and Managing & Artistic Director of the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia. He has taught at the Vail Jazz Workshop for 17 years.

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Jumaane has been performing, recording, and traveling with Michael Bublé’s band for more than 10 years. He has also worked with Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Jackie Evancho, Alicia Keys, The Jonas Brothers, Wyclef Jean, Justin Bieber, Diddy, Natalie Cole, James Ingram, Wynton Marsalis, Ravi Coltrane, Chris Botti, and many others. To date, various projects with which he has been associated have logged four Grammy® nominations and three wins. Jumaane attended the Vail Jazz Workshop in 1998.

CURTIS STIGERS Curtis Stigers achieved early success on the pop charts with music he wrote and performed on “The Bodyguard” soundtrack, a success he followed with worldwide tours with Elton John, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt and Prince; he has shared billing with jazz greats George Benson, Diana Krall, Wynton Marsalis, Nancy Wilson, Herbie Hancock among many others. Touring extensively in Europe, Curtis has a large and loyal following on the Continent, recently being named “International Male Jazz Singer of the Year” in Germany. His latest release is Hooray for Love.

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time runner-up at the Phillips Jazz Competition. Jeremy sold out his solo debut at Carnegie Hall where he played both classical and jazz music. As a composer, Jeremy received ASCAP’s Young Jazz Composers Award, DownBeat Magazine’s Student Music Award, and has twice been selected as U.S. representative in Yamaha’s Junior Original Composition competition. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music (jazz performance), Jeremy also holds a Master’s from Columbia University. His primary teachers have included Fred Hersch, Sophia Rosoff, Tamir Hendelman, Tony Caramia, Harold Danko, and Scott McBride Smith. He was recently named chair of the piano department at Western Michigan University’s School of Music and was also recently named the Artistic Director at the new American Jazz Pianist Competition in Melbourne, Florida. Jeremy attended the Vail Jazz Workshop in 2003.

BYRON STRIPLING Columbus Jazz Orchestra Artistic Director and trumpet virtuoso, Byron has become a national favorite, soloing with

the Boston Pops, Cincinnati Pops, Seattle Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Utah Symphony, and The American Jazz Philharmonic. Born in Atlanta, the son of a classical singer, Byron earned his stripes as lead trumpeter and soloist with the Count Basie Orchestra, under the direction of Thad Jones and Frank Foster. He has played with the bands of Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Lionel Hampton, Clark Terry, Louis Bellson, and Buck Clayton in addition to The Lincoln Center Classical Jazz Orchestra, The Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, and The GRP All Star Big Band. In addition to being an accomplished actor and singer, Byron is also a featured sideman with numerous other artists including Natalie Cole, Lena Horne, Sonny Rollins, Tony Bennett, Gerry Mulligan, and Freddie Cole. Supplementing his performing career, Byron conducts seminars and masterclasses at colleges, universities, conservatories, and high schools. He was educated at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan.

VAIL JAZZ THANKS THE TALENTED ARTISTS WHO MAKE THE 21ST ANNUAL VAIL JAZZ FESTIVAL SUCH A SUCCESS!


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WAYS TO SUPPORT Since the beginning, two things have always remained the same at Vail Jazz: world-class musicianship and superior educational programming. Vail Jazz’s ability to share the incredible sounds and stories of “America’s music” is dependent on the support of individual donors, local businesses and granting foundations.

VAIL JAZZ FY 2014 REVENUE

With the sale of tickets covering only a quarter of the budget, consider making a tax-deductible contribution that directly supports the work of Vail Jazz and the cultural development of the Vail community. Whether you are able to make a gift, buy a ticket, donate your time or simply spread the word about Vail Jazz, we greatly appreciate your support.

DONATE FOR THE LOVE OF JAZZ

Singers that swing, trumpets that soar, saxes that… well, you the get the idea. If you are moved by the power and beauty of jazz music, consider making a contribution to Vail Jazz today.

UNDERWRITE A PERFORMANCE

From John Pizzarelli, to Diana Krall, to Gregory Porter, we’ve brought them all. Each of the 60 plus performances presented each year is made possible by underwriters who believe in showcasing and perpetuating the artistry and talent of great jazz musicians.

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Participate with Vail Jazz by joining our dedicated and enthusiastic corp of volunteers: the Vail Jazz Ambassadors. We need a helping hand in many areas throughout the Festival, so consider donating a few hours of your time this summer.

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The twelve openings each year in the Vail Jazz Workshop are among the most coveted opportunities in the nation for aspiring young jazz musicians. At the price of $5,000 per student, join the dedicated group of Vail Jazz supporters who fund this life-changing experience, giving students from all backgrounds a chance to participate.

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Consider including Vail Jazz in your estate and financial planning to ensure that future generations have access to remarkable jazz performances and educational programs in the Vail Valley.

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Although monetary contributions are an essential source of funding for Vail Jazz, in-kind gifts of lodging, food and beverage, advertising space, or silent auction items are wonderful ways to provide much needed support for the wide range of programs that Vail Jazz produces each year.

MAKE YOUR TAX-DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION AT VAILJAZZ.ORG OR BY CALLING 970.479.6146 To learn more about supporting Vail Jazz, please visit vailjazz.org or contact Development Manager Owen Hutchinson at 970.479.6146 or ohutchinson@vailjazz.org.

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THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS DONORS Vail Jazz sincerely thanks the generous donors and supporters that make Vail Jazz performances and Vail Jazz sincerely thanks the generous donors and supporters that make Vail Jazz performances and educational educational programs programs possible. possible. This This list list represents represents donors donors from from June June 10, 10, 2014 2014 through through June June 5, 5, 2015. 2015. PLATINUM PRESENTER PLATINUM PRESENTER ($35,000 AND ABOVE) ($35,000 AND ABOVE)

Town of Vail Town of Vail Howard and Cathy Stone Howard and Cathy Stone

SILVER PRESENTER SILVER PRESENTER ($15,000 AND ABOVE) ($15,000 AND ABOVE)

Alpine Bank Alpine Bank Nancy Gage and Allan Finney Nancy Gage and Allan Finney Peter and Pat Frechette Peter and Pat Frechette Judson and Joyce Green Judson and Joyce Green Robert and Gretchen Ravenscroft Robert and Gretchen Ravenscroft Les and Madeline Stern Les and Madeline Stern

BRONZE PRESENTER BRONZE PRESENTER ($10,000 AND ABOVE) ($10,000 AND ABOVE)

Larry and Pat Stewart Larry and Pat Stewart Kathy Cole Kathy Cole James and Janet Dulin James and Janet Dulin Rob and Debbie Ford Rob and Debbie Ford Glen and Margaret Wood Glen and Margaret Wood

PRESENTER PRESENTER ($5,000 AND ABOVE) ($5,000 AND ABOVE)

Todger and Shannon Anderson Todger and Shannon Anderson Colorado Creative Industries Colorado Creative Industries David and Kathy Ferguson David and Kathy Ferguson Dr. Glen Hatcher** Dr. Glen Hatcher Cheryl Holman Cheryl Holman Charles and Irmgard Lipcon Charles and Irmgard Lipcon Jim and Laura Marx Jim and Laura Marx Wing and Maureen Mayer Wing and Maureen Mayer Shirley and William S. McIntyre, IV Shirley and William S. McIntyre, IV Oscar and Didi Schafer Oscar and Didi Schafer Vail Resorts Epic Promise Vail Resorts Epic Promise William and Paula Verity William and Paula Verity Michael and Donna Wolsted Michael and Donna Wolsted

GRAND PATRON GRAND PATRON ($2,500 AND ABOVE) ($2,500 AND ABOVE)

Andy Arnold and Ann Newman Andy Arnold and Ann Newman James and Juliana Bancroft James and Juliana Bancroft Shep Barbash Shep Barbash Jim and Sue Bartlett Jim and Sue Bartlett Doe Browning Doe Browning Peter Elliott Peter Elliott Kent Erickson and Barbara Krichbaum Kent Erickson and Barbara Krichbaum Daniel and Sue Hagler Daniel and Sue Hagler Robert and Helen Howard Robert and Helen Howard Jenelle Krissel Jenelle Krissel The Loewenstern Fund The Loewenstern Fund Nina McLemore Nina McLemore Oscar Tang and Dr. Agnes Hsu Tang Oscar Tang and Dr. Agnes Hsu Tang

Carole Watters Carole Watters Women's Foundation of Colorado Women's Foundation of Colorado

PATRON PATRON ($1,000 AND ABOVE) ($1,000 AND ABOVE)

Barbara Abell Barbara Abell Howard and Jackie Banchik Howard and Jackie Banchik Jocelyn Boyer Jocelyn Boyer Chip and Patricia Brooks Chip and Patricia Brooks Paul Caldwell and Sue Mason Paul Caldwell and Sue Mason Tom Daniel and Karen Rosenbach Tom Daniel and Karen Rosenbach Garret and Leslie Davies Garret and Leslie Davies Glenn and Rebecca Davis Glenn and Rebecca Davis Lodewijk and Marijke de Vink Lodewijk and Marijke de Vink Ralph and Jennifer Ehrenpreis Ralph and Jennifer Ehrenpreis Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation Harry and Susan Frampton Harry and Susan Frampton Michael and Emy Halpert Michael and Emy Halpert Phil Harris Phil Harris Allan and Kathy Hubbard Allan and Kathy Hubbard Alan and Judy Kosloff Alan and Judy Kosloff James Palermo James Palermo Timothy and Barbara Kelley Timothy and Barbara Kelley Merv and Laine Lapin Merv and Laine Lapin Tom Mapson Tom Mapson Gary and Virginia McDaniel Gary and Virginia McDaniel Dale and Jeanne Mosier Dale and Jeanne Mosier Steve and Carolyn Pope Steve and Carolyn Pope Howard and Barbara Rothenberg Howard and Barbara Rothenberg Fredrick Scheer and Diane Cary Fredrick Scheer and Diane Cary Dr. C. John and Nancy Snyder Dr. C. John and Nancy Snyder Robert Stowe Robert Stowe Douglas and Dhuanne Tansill Douglas and Dhuanne Tansill United Way of Eagle River Valley United Way of Eagle River Valley

AFICIONADO AFICIONADO ($500 AND ABOVE) ($500 AND ABOVE)

Charles Ackerman Charles Ackerman Barbara Black Barbara Black Jack and Joan Carnie Jack and Joan Carnie Vince and Christine Celenza Vince and Christine Celenza Kevin and Sally Clair Kevin and Sally Clair Frank and Claire Connors Frank and Claire Connors Mitch and Dina Corcos Mitch and Dina Corcos Maureen Graham Cross Maureen Graham Cross Fritzlen Pierce Architects Fritzlen Pierce Architects Thomas and Diane Gates Thomas and Diane Gates Pepi and Sheika Gramshammer Pepi and Sheika Gramshammer James and Karen Johnson James and Karen Johnson Bettan Laughlin Bettan Laughlin Randall Lee and Stella Jeong Randall Lee and Stella Jeong Sam Levy Sam Levy Dan and Deborah Luginbuhl Dan and Deborah Luginbuhl Jerry and Karen Maddock Jerry and Karen Maddock *Underwriter of festival artwork *Underwriter of festival artwork

George Mizner George Mizner Simon Hamui Simon Hamui Carolyn Smith Carolyn Smith Alan and Jill Tanenbaum Alan and Jill Tanenbaum Tina Walls Tina Walls Joan Whittenberg Joan Whittenberg Howard Willard Howard Willard Donna Williams Donna Williams Jay Wissot and Alyn Park Jay Wissot and Alyn Park

ENTHUSIAST ENTHUSIAST ($250 AND ABOVE) ($250 AND ABOVE)

Stan and Bonnie Beard Stan and Bonnie Beard Michael Bloom Michael Bloom Fred Distelhorst Fred Distelhorst Jim and Susan Doyle Jim and Susan Doyle Debbie Dunn Debbie Dunn Peter and Lucy Dunning Peter and Lucy Dunning Howard and Barb Finkelstein Howard and Barb Finkelstein Steve and Darlene Fogel Steve and Darlene Fogel Mikki and Morris Futernick Mikki and Morris Futernick Robert and Susan Gadomski Robert and Susan Gadomski Donna Genet Donna Genet Lex and Mitzie Hawkins Lex and Mitzie Hawkins Jack Hunn Jack Hunn Arthur and Elaine Kelton Arthur and Elaine Kelton Kathy Malo Kathy Malo Cameron Martin Cameron Martin Powell and Pamela Moore Powell and Pamela Moore Drew and Patti Rader Drew and Patti Rader Bob and Harriet Schier Bob and Harriet Schier Steven and Elaine Schwartzreich Steven and Elaine Schwartzreich Charles Steinmetz Charles Steinmetz Mark and Barbara Wellisch Mark and Barbara Wellisch Craig and Jeanne White Craig and Jeanne White

FAMILY FAMILY ($100 AND ABOVE) ($100 AND ABOVE)

Walt and Jolene Ahrens Walt and Jolene Ahrens Richard and Pamela Alexander Richard and Pamela Alexander Lorrie Anderson Lorrie Anderson Peggy Barber Peggy Barber Paul Bates Paul Bates Tom and Rita Bennett Tom and Rita Bennett William Bishop William Bishop David and Patti Bradford David and Patti Bradford Edythe Bronston Edythe Bronston Dale and Kristi Bugby Dale and Kristi Bugby David and Judy Carson David and Judy Carson Maryalice Cheney Maryalice Cheney James and Yvonne Condell James and Yvonne Condell Mary Alice Copp Mary Alice Copp Sion and Helaine David Sion and Helaine David Michele Davis Michele Davis VAILJAZZ.ORG 95 VAILJAZZ.ORG VAILJAZZ.ORG 95


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Dennis and Kim Drummond Mark Edelman Pam Eliopolus Charles and Beverly Eliopulos Herb and Lorene Ely Gary and Peggy Finefrock Vanessa Fishman Jim and Cookie Flaum John Fox Linda and Peter Friedman Morris and Mikki Futernick Allan and Beverly Gabel Andy and Sheila Garb Robert and Betty Gaynor Stephen and Donna Good Wycliffe Gordon Bob and Nancy Gott Frank and Tonia Hall Rick and Rosemary Heller Ray and Emilie Herrmann Doug Hill and Sharmon Michelle Betty Hoover Jay and Judith Inglis Paul and Rivers Jardis Hanne Johnson James and Deborah Keating Linda Knipe Paul and Barbara Jean Kuzniar Joe and Karin Langereis Mary Lamb Lucas Rob LeVine and Evelyn Pinney Jim and Sue Liken Hannah Litt Kelly Long Hank Mader Gena Buhler and Zach Mahone Brian McCormick Llewellyn and Michelle McGhee Carole Ann McNeill Luc and Liz Meyer Mid-South Jazz Foundation, Inc. Mighty Fine Productions Tom and Delphine Mulvihill Brian Newton Frank Nichols Dennis Parsons Peter Poses George and Janine Quint Neanette Quint Gene and Louise Rahll Jeannette Roberts Maxine Roberts Lois Saffian Thomas Salamunovich and Nancy Sweeney Jack and Gloria Schaffer L. Ann Scheer Joan C Schulman Shauna Seals Ricki Shaw-Sherlin and Steve Sherlin

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Jim and Daphne Slevin Karen Smith Elaine Spence Mike and Helen Spence Roger and Carol Sperry Jim and Barbara Spiker Hudson Stone Tracy Straus Ronald Strong Peter Tasca and Noreen Ehlert Mark Taylor Vilar Performing Arts Center Sandra Webb Gail Joslin Weinnig Grace Wellwerts Anne and Dennis Wentz Mary Wilson Woody Wilson

INDIVIDUAL

($99 AND UNDER)

Edward Abramson Flossie Binder Michelle Bolden Magrit Brinker Alan and Silvia Danson Reed and Karen Dils Larry and Phyllis Eaton John and Terry Forester Dawn Foster Eduardo Gomez Andrew and Vivien Greenberg Judd Babcock Matt Heimerich Steven Jorns Bernard and Ethel Kolbor Manuel Leifer Rick and Nancy McClure Marka Moser Jon and Judy Moulton Don Odom Sheila Poncher Patricia Romero Larry and Sallie Roush Steven Sanders Charles Sherwood Robert and Sharon Silverstein Arthur and Fern Square David Strauss Annemarie Tague Robert and Elizabeth Taylor Ray Tenney and Betsy Suerth Bob and Pat Torvestad C. Wiedenmayer Allison Wright Judy Zisook

IN-KIND DONORS Alpenrose Alpine Party Rentals

Andrew Maguire Photography Arriesgado Clothing Company, Ltd. Avalon Clothing Co Antlers at Vail Base Mountain Sports Big Bear Bistro Blitz Bol Bravo! Vail By Nature Gallery Bart & Yeti's Jan Biegler Carrie Fell Charlie's Resort Wear Cinebistro at Solaris Colorado Mountain Express Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum Cos Bar of Vail Cute as a Bead Holly Cole Lynette Dallas East West Resorts Eye Pieces of Vail Carrie Finley-Bajak Frinje Fuzziwigs Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park Group 970 The Golden Bear Gore Range Brewery Haagen-Dazs Mitzie Hawkins Inn & Suites at Riverwalk J. Cotter Gallery The Jazz Cruise James and Karen Johnson Karats Vail Karin's Larkburger Lifthouse Lodge Lion Square Lodge Luca Bruno Merv and Laine Lapin Matt Inden Photography May Palace Mighty Fine Productions Mountain Digital Chris Moffet Wing and Maureen Mayer Moe's Original BBQ Jon and Judy Moulton Matt and Jana Morgan Nicky's Quickie Nova Guides Pazzo's Pizza Performance Sports Dr. Paul Corcoran Family Dentistry Restaurant Kelly Liken A Secret Garden Simply Massage


Denise Denise Snavely Snavely Spa Spa Anjali Anjali at at the the Westin Westin Subway Subway & & Qdoba Qdoba Synergy Synergy Vail Vail Telluride Telluride Jazz Jazz Festival Festival Up Up the the Creek Creek Vail Vail Spa Spa Vail Vail Bike Bike Tech Tech Vail Vail Daily Daily

Vail Vail Mountian Mountian Coffee Coffee & & Tea Tea Co. Co. Vilar Performing Arts Center Vilar Performing Arts Center West West Vail Vail Liquor Liquor Mart Mart Winter Winter Session Session Winter Winter WonderGrass WonderGrass W W Salon Salon Kallie Kallie Winners Winners Craig Craig White White Westin Westin Riverfront Riverfront Resort Resort & & Spa Spa

Yellowbelly Yellowbelly Zino Zino Ristorante Ristorante Zip Zip Adventures Adventures This This list list represents represents donors donors from from June June 10, 10, 2014 2014 through through June June 5, 5, 2015. 2015. If If we we omitted omitted your your name, name, please please accept accept our our sincerest sincerest apology apology and and please please let let us us know know so so we we may may properly properly recognize recognize you. you.

VAIL JAZZ WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIP FUND The following individuals made restricted gifts in support of the Vail Jazz Workshop Scholarship Fund. This list represents donors from June 10, 2014 through June 5, 2015. $20,000 AND ABOVE

The The Pat Pat K. K. and and Larry Larry S. S. Stewart Stewart Scholarship Scholarship Howard and Cathy Stone Howard and Cathy Stone

$15,000 AND ABOVE

Robert Robert and and Gretchen Gretchen Ravenscroft Ravenscroft

$10,000 AND ABOVE Kathy Kathy Cole Cole

$5,000 AND ABOVE

Peter Peter and and Pat Pat Frechette Frechette Cheryl Cheryl Holman Holman James James and and Laura Laura Marx Marx Shirley Shirley and and William William S. S. McIntyre, McIntyre, IV IV Les Les and and Madeline Madeline Stern Stern Michael Michael and and Donna Donna Wolsted Wolsted

$2,500 AND ABOVE

Andy Andy Arnold Arnold and and Ann Ann Newman Newman James and Sue Bartlett James and Sue Bartlett Jenelle Jenelle Krissel Krissel

$1,000 AND ABOVE

Jocelyn Jocelyn Boyer Boyer Glenn Glenn and and Rebecca Rebecca Davis Davis James James and and Janet Janet Dulin Dulin Kent Kent Erickson Erickson and and Barbara Barbara Krichbaum Krichbaum Daniel Daniel and and Sue Sue Hagler Hagler Merv Merv and and Laine Laine Lapin Lapin Tom Mapson Tom Mapson Steve Steve and and Carolyn Carolyn Pope Pope Howard Howard and and Barbara Barbara Rothenberg Rothenberg Dr. Dr. C. C. John John and and Nancy Nancy Snyder Snyder Robert Robert Stowe Stowe Douglas Douglas and and Dhuanne Dhuanne Tansill Tansill Glen Glen and and Margaret Margaret Wood Wood

$500 AND ABOVE Barbara Barbara Black Black Jack Jack and and Joan Joan Carnie Carnie

Nancy Nancy Gage Gage and and Allan Allan Finney Finney Fritzlen Pierce Architects Fritzlen Pierce Architects Daniel Daniel and and Sue Sue Hagler Hagler Simon Simon Hamui Hamui James James and and Karen Karen Johnson Johnson Bettan Bettan Laughlin Laughlin Randall Randall Lee Lee and and Stella Stella Jeong Jeong Jerry Jerry and and Karen Karen Maddock Maddock Wing Wing and and Maureen Maureen Mayer Mayer Joan Joan Whittenberg Whittenberg Donna Donna Williams Williams

$250 AND ABOVE Darlene Darlene Fogel Fogel Donna Donna Genet Genet Jack Jack Hunn Hunn

$100 AND ABOVE

13th 13th Street Street Jump Jump Walt Walt and and Jolene Jolene Ahrens Ahrens Lorrie Lorrie Anderson Anderson Andrew Andrew Armstrong Armstrong Howard Howard and and Jackie Jackie Banchik Banchik Peggy Peggy Barber Barber Paul Paul Bates Bates Tom Tom and and Rita Rita Bennett Bennett David David and and Patti Patti Bradford Bradford Edythe Edythe Bronston Bronston Dale Dale and and Kristi Kristi Bugby Bugby Mary Mary Alice Alice Copp Copp Mark Mark Edelman Edelman Pam Pam Eliopolus Eliopolus Charles Charles and and Beverly Beverly Eliopulos Eliopulos Howard Howard and and Barb Barb Finkelstein Finkelstein Vanessa Vanessa Fishman Fishman Allan Allan and and Beverly Beverly Gabel Gabel Wycliffe Wycliffe Gordon Gordon Bob Bob and and Nancy Nancy Gott Gott Frank and Frank and Tonia Tonia Hall Hall Lex Lex and and Mitzie Mitzie Hawkins Hawkins Matt Matt Heimerich Heimerich Rick Rick and and Rosemary Rosemary Heller Heller

Ray Ray and and Emilie Emilie Herrmann Herrmann Doug Hill Doug Hill and and Sharmon Sharmon Michelle Michelle Paul Paul and and Rivers Rivers Jardis Jardis Hanne Hanne Johnson Johnson Deborah Deborah and and James James Keating Keating Linda Linda Knipe Knipe Bettan Bettan Laughlin Laughlin Doug Doug and and Marilyn Marilyn Long Long Kelly Kelly Long Long Hank Hank Mader Mader Brian Brian McCormick McCormick Llewellyn Llewellyn and and Michelle Michelle McGhee McGhee Carole Carole Ann Ann McNeill McNeill Mid-South Mid-South Jazz Jazz Foundation, Foundation, Inc. Inc. Mighty Fine Productions Mighty Fine Productions Judy Judy and and Jon Jon Moulton Moulton Brian Brian Newton Newton Peggy Peggy and and Briggs Briggs Palmer Palmer Dennis Dennis Parsons Parsons Peter Peter Poses Poses George George and and Janine Janine Quint Quint Drew and Patti Drew and Patti Rader Rader Gene Gene and and Louise Louise Rahll Rahll Maxine Maxine Roberts Roberts Thomas Thomas Salamunovich Salamunovich and and Nancy Nancy Sweeney Sweeney Jack Jack and and Gloria Gloria Schaffer Schaffer L. L. Ann Ann Scheer Scheer Joan Joan Schulman Schulman Shauna Shauna Seals Seals Karen Karen Smith Smith Elaine Elaine Spence Spence Tracy Tracy Straus Straus Ronald Ronald Strong Strong Peter Peter Tasca Tasca and and Noreen Noreen Ehlert Ehlert Carole Carole Watters Watters Sandra Sandra Webb Webb Gail Gail Joslin Joslin Weinnig Weinnig Grace Grace Wellwerts Wellwerts Bill Bill Wildberger Wildberger and and Barbara Barbara Bieber Bieber Mary Mary Wilson Wilson Jay Jay Wissot Wissot and and Alyn Alyn Park Park VAILJAZZ.O ORG RG 97 VAILJAZZ.ORG VAILJAZZ. 97


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