Vail Jazz Festival presents 85 concerts featuring artists from around the world performing the American Songbook, swing, funk, Brazilian, Gypsy jazz and more.
kings of swing
Onceyou hear After Midnight, you’ll wish the evening could goonforever! Swinging hard for more than a score of years, this sonically adept troupe has performed hundreds of concerts across the US at a wide variety of venues, jazz festivals and hip summer soirées. With dizzying precision (and lots of practice), they tackle the most challenging charts of Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Lionel Hampton, Nat “King” Cole, Sinatra and others. Be prepared to kick off your shoes and danceonRiverwalk’s well-manicured lawn–their energetic delivery of this infectious music will get you dancing, swinging, and smiling! Accumulating acclaim wherever they play, they venture well beyond the expected Goodman/Shaw/Herman-style of small-group tunes, offering a more diverse and creative take on the clarinet and vibe combo; a little bit Latin, a smidgen of blues, and a scintilla of cocktail pop!