The Vail Valley's Only Young Professional Organization

The Vail Valley Young Professionals Association hosts and sponsors an array of events including – networking events, happy hours, meet and greet sessions with major Vail Valley and Colorado decision-makers and community focused events. The VVYPA is an ideal place for young professionals to develop themselves professionally, socially, and civically.

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Exploring Afro-Cuban Jazz

August 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Spanning the 1700s to the modern era, the evolution of Afro-Cuban music has defined an isolated culture and influenced a global landscape. Dr. Michael Davison, D.M.A., a celebrated educator and performer, will contextualize this musical tradition through an era-by-era analysis of Danzon, Son, Cha Cha Cha, Mambo and Salsa. Davison will be joined by internationally acclaimed Cuban ensemble ¡Cubanismo!, who will demonstrate the driving rhythms and diverse array of percussion instruments that bring each sub-genre to life.

Davison is a legendary performer, respected professor, published composer and ethnomusicologist. His love of music has shaped his life and career. He is in demand across the country as a classical and jazz performer and educator. As a performer, he has given jazz and classical recitals all over the United States as well as in parts of France, the Netherlands, Spain, South Africa, China and Cuba. Davison has recorded four jazz CDs as both a leader and sideman.

This program is presented in partnership with Vail Jazz.

Free for current VVYPA members. Membership at

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August 9, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Sonnenalp Hotel
20 Vail Road
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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