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The host of KZYR’s Jazz at its Peak Sunday show, Tony Gulizia will be joined by his brother Joey on drums for a special Jazz Goes to School Sextet Performance open to the public.

Tony Gulizia’s brother Joey, also a professional jazz musician and educator (drummer), joins Tony on stage, as does Andy Hall (bass), Roger Neumann (saxophone),  Mike Gurciullo (trumpet) and Michael Pujado (congas and percussion).  The sextet presents a dynamic, foot stompin’ show that pulls together all the concepts taught in the first three classroom sessions, as demonstrated in some of Jazz’ finest works

When Jazz Goes to School wraps up its fifteenth year in Eagle County with three special jazz performances at the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek on May 6 & 7 featuring the Jazz Goes to School Sextet, members of the public are invited to attend.   “This is such a rich and exciting performance that we want to open it up to the whole community,” said Robin Litt, executive director of the Vail Jazz Foundation.  Tickets are available to the public for the three performances at $15/adults and $5/children.  Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Vilar Center Community Performance Fund.  Performances take place at 9:30 am and 1:00pm on Monday, May 6th and at 9:30 am on Tuesday, May 7th.  Ticket can be purchased at www.vilarpac.org or by calling 970-845-TIXS (8497).