Entertainment Calendar

Classic piano entertainment, from American Standards, to jazz, and beyond, defines Splendido Restaurant, and we are excited by our Winter 2019-20 roster of performers from Colorado’s best. Learn more about our performers below, and be sure to download our Entertainment Calendar for specific dates and performances.

Kathy Morrow

Kathy put down roots in the Vail Valley over twenty years ago.  When she’s not on the road performing you can find her here at Splendido in Beaver Creek. Great American Standards, Boogie Woogie, R&B and Rock n Roll all summarize the music of Kathy Morrow.  From swingin’ jazz tunes to sultry blues and a sample of her own originals this singer/pianist likes to mix it up.  Kathy has been performing nationally and internationally for the past twenty five years. She’s worked in Detroit, Chicago, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin, Zurich, and Hong Kong, just to mention a few! Spontaneity is her strong suit.  Feel like Adele or Jobim…just ask…she’s got you covered! She loves to ski and travel and her two dogs, Buddy and Molly keep her running.  Last year, Kathy hung her shingle out to teach voice, piano and ukulele lessons.  She has students of all ages and she loves it!

Kathy Morrow

Peter Vavra

Peter Vavra has been playing piano in the Vail Valley for 35 years. He grew up in Lakewood, New Jersey, and moved to Vail in 1983 to play at the “new” Westin Hotel in Vail.  He played there in the lobby for 17 years.

His music covers a large variety of music including classical, pop and semi classical.  His style is sophisticated and more classical than anything else. Peter plays with very strong attention to detail in every way with tight arrangements of all pieces in his repertoire.

For the past 30 years, Peter partners with Pat Hamilton to perform on Christmas Eve at the Beaver Creek Chapel.  This tradition raises money for the Vail Valley Salvation Army.

Micky Poage

Pianist Micky Poage arrived on the Vail entertainment scene in 1976, making this his home after graduating from The University of Colorado in Boulder.  Before spending 35 years performing for guests at The Lodge at Vail, his career began in Colorado Springs at the age of 14, playing at a variety of venues including the reknowned  Broadmoor Hotel.  Micky’s unique musical style unites a multitude of musical genres, producing a sound with a distinct identity.  He is, perhaps, best known for creative medleys of popular music as well as his signature composition, “The Last Run of the Day”, inspired by his passion for skiing.  Micky’s wife, Karen, is a broker with Slifer, Smith and Frampton. They enjoy the shoulder seasons visiting their son, Parker, in Florida. This winter Micky has a full, 7 night local schedule, including Splendido Sunday’s, his newest spot!