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NEWS & UPDATES

Share Your Voice: JAS Student Songwriting Competition

  Join JAS for our first ever student songwriting competition!  Jazz Aspen Snowmass is seeking original music by student songwriters. One winner will receive a cash prize of $500 plus the opportunity to perform your song live at a JAS Cafe event. Up to four honorable mention winners will receive

JAS Harvest Feast and Music Performance

  GET TICKETS HERE!   Put on your Chef coats and get ready to cook for a good cause! Jazz Aspen Snowmass is partnering with Woody Creek Distillers and Mixn Match to present a Harvest Feast Virtual Cooking and Mixology demo with proceeds benefitting local JAS Music Education programs. Denver/Boulder

JAS Education Updates

9/2/20 Thanks to Your Support JAS In-Schools Continues to "Keep the Music Playing" in our Local Schools Thanks to the generosity of so many JAS supporters we have been fortunate enough to continue many of our Local Education Initiatives throughout spring, summer and now into the new school year! Thanks to

JAS Fresh Tracks Playlist on Spotify

Every weekday morning JAS sponsors KSPN Radio's Fresh Track segment, where DJ Brandon Blocker brings you one of the newest and freshest songs around! JAS wants to know what you are listening to and are asking for suggestions from JAS supporters! We created a collaborative playlist on Spotify and welcome you,

Calling All Bands – JAS Band Battle is ON!!

  JAS Band Battle is BACK! Saturday, May 13 @ Lions Park in Basalt, 1-5pm   Click here to download a Band Battle application and start practicing! Winners will be chosen in two categories: Best Garage Band and Best Acoustic Act. Both winners will receive complimentary recording time, a great

Join JAS at The Great Chicken Wing Throwdown

Thursday, March 23 | 5-9pm | Sundeck Atop Aspen Mountain   Live Music | Karl Denson's Tiny Universe | DJ Dylan   Early Bird Pricing Extended - Single Tickets & Tables for 10 Available   Buy Tickets Here JAS is happy to be a partner of this fun event

FREE Summer Beat Lab Sessions!

Jazz Aspen Snowmass (JAS) is partnering with Take Note Colorado to bring complimentary Beat Lab workshops to both the Basalt and Glenwood Springs Libraries this summer, coinciding with the National Collaborative Summer Library Program summer theme: Libraries Rock! Workshops will start the week of June 11. The JAS Beat Lab was

Successful 2018 District 8 Honor Jazz

February 9th and 10th, 2018 top jazz student musicians from across the Western Slope gathered in Carbondale, CO for the annual JAS District 8 Honor Jazz Program, sponsored by Jazz Aspen Snowmass. Over the two days they worked with top professional musicians and instructors from across the state to

Share Your Voice: JAS Student Songwriting Competition

  Join JAS for our first ever student songwriting competition!  Jazz Aspen Snowmass is seeking original music by student songwriters. One winner will receive a cash prize of $500 plus the opportunity to perform your song live at a JAS Cafe event. Up to four honorable mention winners will receive

JAS Harvest Feast and Music Performance

  GET TICKETS HERE!   Put on your Chef coats and get ready to cook for a good cause! Jazz Aspen Snowmass is partnering with Woody Creek Distillers and Mixn Match to present a Harvest Feast Virtual Cooking and Mixology demo with proceeds benefitting local JAS Music Education programs. Denver/Boulder

JAS Education Updates

9/2/20 Thanks to Your Support JAS In-Schools Continues to "Keep the Music Playing" in our Local Schools Thanks to the generosity of so many JAS supporters we have been fortunate enough to continue many of our Local Education Initiatives throughout spring, summer and now into the new school year! Thanks to

JAS Fresh Tracks Playlist on Spotify

Every weekday morning JAS sponsors KSPN Radio's Fresh Track segment, where DJ Brandon Blocker brings you one of the newest and freshest songs around! JAS wants to know what you are listening to and are asking for suggestions from JAS supporters! We created a collaborative playlist on Spotify and welcome you,

Join JAS at The Great Chicken Wing Throwdown

Thursday, March 23 | 5-9pm | Sundeck Atop Aspen Mountain   Live Music | Karl Denson's Tiny Universe | DJ Dylan   Early Bird Pricing Extended - Single Tickets & Tables for 10 Available   Buy Tickets Here JAS is happy to be a partner of this fun event

Share Your Voice: JAS Student Songwriting Competition

  Join JAS for our first ever student songwriting competition!  Jazz Aspen Snowmass is seeking original music by student songwriters. One winner will receive a cash prize of $500 plus the opportunity to perform your song live at a JAS Cafe event. Up to four honorable mention winners will receive

JAS Harvest Feast and Music Performance

  GET TICKETS HERE!   Put on your Chef coats and get ready to cook for a good cause! Jazz Aspen Snowmass is partnering with Woody Creek Distillers and Mixn Match to present a Harvest Feast Virtual Cooking and Mixology demo with proceeds benefitting local JAS Music Education programs. Denver/Boulder

JAS Education Updates

9/2/20 Thanks to Your Support JAS In-Schools Continues to "Keep the Music Playing" in our Local Schools Thanks to the generosity of so many JAS supporters we have been fortunate enough to continue many of our Local Education Initiatives throughout spring, summer and now into the new school year! Thanks to

Calling All Bands – JAS Band Battle is ON!!

  JAS Band Battle is BACK! Saturday, May 13 @ Lions Park in Basalt, 1-5pm   Click here to download a Band Battle application and start practicing! Winners will be chosen in two categories: Best Garage Band and Best Acoustic Act. Both winners will receive complimentary recording time, a great

FREE Summer Beat Lab Sessions!

Jazz Aspen Snowmass (JAS) is partnering with Take Note Colorado to bring complimentary Beat Lab workshops to both the Basalt and Glenwood Springs Libraries this summer, coinciding with the National Collaborative Summer Library Program summer theme: Libraries Rock! Workshops will start the week of June 11. The JAS Beat Lab was

Successful 2018 District 8 Honor Jazz

February 9th and 10th, 2018 top jazz student musicians from across the Western Slope gathered in Carbondale, CO for the annual JAS District 8 Honor Jazz Program, sponsored by Jazz Aspen Snowmass. Over the two days they worked with top professional musicians and instructors from across the state to

JAS Harvest Feast and Music Performance

  GET TICKETS HERE!   Put on your Chef coats and get ready to cook for a good cause! Jazz Aspen Snowmass is partnering with Woody Creek Distillers and Mixn Match to present a Harvest Feast Virtual Cooking and Mixology demo with proceeds benefitting local JAS Music Education programs. Denver/Boulder

JAS Hits NYC!

JAS HITS NYC! Last week a group of JAS Staff and National Council members hit the big city in a whirlwind tour of some of New York's hottest jazz clubs, restaurants and museums. The trip, curated by JAS President Jim Horowitz, gave attendees an inside look at many of

Join Early & Save on Your 2019 National Council Membership!

VISIT US HERE TO PURCHASE Purchase your National Council Membership before the end of the year and save! Discounts are available now for Season and Single Memberships. New membership options this year include the Labor Day National Council Upper Deck for elevated viewing & new skybox, booths, bar rail &

Top Ten Reasons to Join the Band

written by JAS Advisory Board President Jessica Hite Visit us here to learn more about joining the JAS Band! See World Class Music From top jazz musicians to rock star legends, see the very best on the JAS stages year-round! Crawfish & Cruisers Join us in throwing the kick-off-to-summer

Dinner and Jazz El Fresco at The Aspen Art Museum

With summer in full swing that can only mean one thing: JAS Cafe's on the rooftop of the Aspen Art Museum! The Art Museum's roof has hands down the best public view in the Aspen Core and is an incredible place to dine and enjoy a live show. This

Gypsy Jazz, Latin Jazz & More at the JAS Cafe Corner!

     It's going to be a big weekend at the JAS Cafe with three nights of exciting and diverse performances: Thursday, Aug. 10: Cyrille Aimee (Gypsy Jazz) Friday, Aug. 11: Cubanismo (Latin Jazz) Saturday, Aug. 12: Take 6 (Vocalese) So much music, so many styles, learn more about each here at the JAS Cafe Corner!

Enjoy Dinner & a Show at the JAS Cafe AAM Performances!

ENJOY DINNER & A SHOW AT THE JAS CAFE AAM PERFORMANCES! We are looking forward to not just great music and views at our new JAS Cafe location, but also OUTSTANDING FOOD!! JAS is delighted to be hosting three artists upstairs at the Aspen Art Museum Cafe & Patio

JAS President Jim Horowitz on Upcoming JAS Cafe Shows

JAS PRESIDENT JIM HOROWITZ ON UPCOMING JAS CAFE SHOWS Hiromi & Edmar Castenada The Japanese born and raised (and now NYC resident) Hiromi is a hurricane of virtuosity and harnessed energy and a mesmerizing talent.   Her unique sound and sheer presence are commanding, despite her diminutive stature.   I’ve heard

SRO Tickets Added to All Aspen Art Museum Summer Cafe Shows!

If you weren't able to join us for the JAS Cafe rooftop on the Aspen Art Museum last summer don't worry, we'll be back upstairs  this summer with EIGHTEEN performances and even more ways to enjoy them! Early shows include a Bistro Dinner Station option courtesy of Epicure Catering. Come out

JAS Cafe Corner – Dizzy Gillespie

  The Bronx Horns are headed to the JAS Cafe on Sunday, Aug. 12 to celebrate the music of Dizzy Gillespie, who would have been 100 years old in 2017. An iconic figure in the history of jazz music who was instantly recognizable even to millions of non-jazz fans by

Getting to JAS June Experience

With the 2018 JAS June Experience only days away it is time to start thinking about how you will be getting to the Benedict Music Tent. There is NO PARKING at the venue unless you have a Donor Parking Pass. But don't worry here are several ways we suggest

Top Reasons to Go VIP to JAS June Experience

    Front Row Floor Seating – Get some of the best seats in the house! Gold Pass holders have floor seats in rows 6-8 and Silver Pass holders have seats in rows 9-15. The Food! – Trust us this is not your normal festival fare! Gourmet dishes from local

What to Know Before You Go! JAS June Experience

Still on the fence about coming out for the fun? Find a full list of outstanding reasons to join us here! TICKET INFO Patron, Reserved and General Admission tickets are still available for all three nights. Click here to purchase or swing by the Belly Up Box Office in Aspen! PARKING

2018 JAS June Merchandise is Here!

With Labor Day just weeks away it is time to get your limited edition JAS Merchandise. Each piece is designed and screen printed by JAS sponsor and merchandiser: Zapazoo Inkworks. Check out some of our favorites below. All of these items are now available for purchase on the JAS Store.   

JAS Cafe Corner – Bringing the Blues to the Radio

JAS CAFE CORNER - BRINGING THE BLUES TO THE RADIO Dee Dee Bridgewater will be bringing her new show "Memphis" to the JAS Cafe on Dec. 29-10. Here's a little background on how the sound of Memphis stayed with and influenced Dee Dee over the years. Dee Dee's father,

Who’s Hungry? Check out the JAS June Experience VIP Tent Menu!

         Once again Chef Martin Oswald, owner/Chef of Pyramid Bistro in Aspen, has come up with an amazing menu for our upcoming JAS June Experience! Live cooking stations, salad and dinner buffets, and who can forget dessert! See the entire menu here, but WARNING it will make

JAS Seeks Volunteers

JAS is looking for volunteers for the upcoming June Experience, 6/26-28. Help is needed for parking, ushering, green team and more. Earn one Experience ticket for EITHER the June or Labor Experience for every one day of volunteering! A great way to see the shows!! If interested please email your contact

Check Out the New & Improved Deck at the JAS Labor Day Experience!

Enhance your Labor Day Experience with tickets to the JAS Deck, a new hospitality ticket option. Located in the general admission section, the Deck is a private elevated area where attendees can enjoy the following: * Access to exclusive private hospitality tent and elevated viewing platform * Complimentary beer,

Outside Music Lounge Line Up Announced!

In addition to the incredible music on the main stage this JAS Labor Day, you can discover exciting, burgeoning acts at the Outside Magazine Music Lounge, located in the JAS Vendor's Village. Brought to you by Jazz Aspen Snowmass and Outside Magazine, you can enjoy music by Rob Drabkin on Friday,

Gary Clark Jr. Added to Labor Day Line-Up, Passes On-Sale Now!

Just in time for the holidays JAS has released its initial Labor Day line-up and has 3-day general admission, JAS Deck and Patron (VIP) passes on-sale. The organization has also announced another support act scheduled to appear, blues/rock guitarist Gary Clark Jr. Gary will join previously announced headliners Zac Brown Band and Lionel

More Music – The D’Angelico Stage!

With extended hours in the JAS Village, before and after the main acts, we are able to bring you extended music thanks to D'Angelico Guitars!  The D'Angelico Stage will feature music after the main shows on Friday and before and after the main shows on Saturday and Sunday! The JAS

Getting To JAS Just Got Easier!

JAS has partnered with CID Entertainment to help make the trip from the Front Range a little easier this Labor Day Weekend! CID is offering round-trip and one-way transportation from both Boulder and Denver to Basalt or Snowmass and back. Avoid the holiday traffic and catch a ride with