Vail Jazz Festival – Sullivan Fortner Trio
Event date: July 27
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Jazz Tent at Vail Square
675 Lionshead Pl, Vail, CO 81657
Sullivan Fortner Trio
2002 Vail Jazz Workshop piano alumnus Sullivan Fortner returns to Vail this summer as a headliner under the Jazz Tent. For the past decade, Fortner has been stretching deep-rooted talents as a pianist, composer, band leader and uncompromising individualist. The Grammy Award-winning artist out of New Orleans has earned recognition in multiple DownBeat Critics Poll categories, winning first place in Rising Star Piano and Rising Star Jazz Artist, has released two albums, collaborated with countless jazz giants, and is one of the most sought-after festival musicians in the nation.
Pulling distinct elements from different eras, Fortner’s artistry preserves the tradition and evolves the sound. He seeks connections among different musical styles that are at once deeply soulful and wildly inventive.
$75 Premium / $35 General Admission