Vail Jazz shares the importance of America's quintessential art form with the Vail community and beyond through 75 world-class jazz performances and three music education programs annually, serving 20,000 attendees and 1,400 students each year. Make your donation to Vail Jazz today.
"In this era where creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication are every bit as important as reading, writing, and mathematics - music and arts education are critical to our children growing up to be happy, successful, and appreciative of all the wonders life has to offer. Eagle County Schools is incredibly grateful to the Vail Jazz Foundation for bringing quality music programming to all our students and keeping vibrant and dynamic music of jazz alive for generations to come." - Dr. Jason Glass, Former Superintendent, Eagle County Schools
"The variety of music found at the Vail Jazz Festival is opening my mind and helping me enjoy music more than I ever possible." -John W., Festival Attendee
"Over the years, Jazz Goes to School has helped me to be a better musician, to understand jazz more, and to be comfortable teaching about jazz in the classroom. My students have really enjoyed learning, and when I ask them questions about the favorite things of the year, Jazz Goes to School always comes up. They mention the different instruments, they love to learn the Samba rhythms in the first session, they have a lot of fun writing their own blues lyrics and it has been a great experience for all of us." - Dawn Vallejos, Music Teacher, Edwards and Eagle Valley Elementary Schools
"My favorite part of Jazz Goes to School is when they do the trumpet and saxophone solos because they are really loud and clear. I really like the sound of them!" - Luis, 4th Grade, St. Clare of Assisi Catholic School