Vail Jazz at Vail Square: H2 Big Band Tribute to Count Basie
August 25, 2016Vail, CO
Hosted at the epicenter of Lionshead Village’s bustling summer scene, Vail Jazz @ Vail Square brings a high-energy lineup of jazz heavyweights to Vail’s hotspot for culture and entertainment. With a cold beverage and unbeatable views, this series has quickly become the Thursday night event of Vail’s summer music scene! "Count" Basie led his jazz orchestra for nearly 50 years and forever influencing the sound of big band music and ensemble jazz. That distinctive "Basie sound" is impressively channeled by the H2 Big Band, a world-class ensemble of 17 musicians under the co-leadership of trumpeter Al Hood and pianist Dave Hanson.