Vail Jazz Festival

Perpetuating jazz with a focus on young musicians and young audiences.

The History of Vail Jazz:

Howard Stone is a life-long jazz fan, a retired real estate attorney and investor based in Santa Monica, California, who has had a second home in Vail, Colorado, for over 30 years. Stone loves jazz as much as he loves the Colorado lifestyle – and the Vail Jazz Foundation blossomed when he brought together these two passions. Stone had attended numerous “Jazz Parties” in Colorado through the years.