Vail Jazz receives largest donation in its history from Starwood Hotels CEO

27th March, 2016 by

By Krista Driscoll

In August 2014, former Coca-Cola chief operating officer and Starwood Hotels Chief Executive Officer Steven J. Heyer was attending a Vail Jazz performance when he struck up a conversation with the individual sitting next to him, Owen Hutchinson, Vail Jazz development director. The two quickly determined that they shared a passion for jazz, and Hutchinson invited Heyer to another Vail Jazz Festival performance that week. Heyer was taken aback by the extraordinary quality of the performances he attended. During the next 18 months, as he learned about the breadth and quality of performances and music education opportunities that Vail Jazz …

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