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NEWS & UPDATES

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

JAS Summer Camp Students Will Play at Carbondale Mountain Fair

JAS SUMMER CAMP STUDENTS WILL PLAY AT CARBONDALE MOUNTAIN FAIR JAS Intermediate Summer Camp Students will perform on the main stage this Saturday at 11 AM for the annual Carbondale Mountain Fair festivities. These talented and dedicated students practiced for the last two weeks to build up to their

JAS In-Schools Instructor Chris Harrison’s Bassoon Dream Fund

With 16 years as a music educator and musician in the Roaring Fork Valley, Chris reached out to the Grand Junction Symphony Choir to express his interest in the program and his dedication to the bassoon. Chris excelled at his live audition in December and secured a position with

JAS Home for the Holidays Virtual Dinner and Music Performance

Jazz Aspen Home for the Holiday Feast and Music Performance (Virtual Edition) Sunday, Dec 27th @5:30 MST  GET YOUR TICKETS HERE   Join JAS for a unique cooking demo with Chef Biju Thomas, a cocktail demo with Woody Creek Distillers and a musical performance by local JAS In-Schools students. Cook along as you get a

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,

JAS Home for the Holidays Virtual Dinner and Music Performance

Jazz Aspen Home for the Holiday Feast and Music Performance (Virtual Edition) Sunday, Dec 27th @5:30 MST  GET YOUR TICKETS HERE   Join JAS for a unique cooking demo with Chef Biju Thomas, a cocktail demo with Woody Creek Distillers and a musical performance by local JAS In-Schools students. Cook along as you get a

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

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

How Everyone Can Get Involved with JAS’ Music Education

HOW EVERYONE CAN GET INVOLVED WITH JAS' MUSIC EDUCATION Want your student to thrive in the workplace? Music study develops applicable skills such as focus, discipline, and how to perform, literally. Thanks to everyone who attended our annual JAS Summer Benefit featuring an incredible concert performance by The Family Stone, celebrating the

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

JAS Friend & Favorite Christian McBride Making Multiple Aspen Appearances This Week!

JAS FRIEND & FAVORITE CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE MAKING MULTIPLE ASPEN APPEARANCES THIS WEEK! World-renowned bassist, former JAS Academy Artistic Director and one of the greatest jazz musicians on the planet, Christian McBride returns to JAS this week! McBride and his Trio, which includes former JAS Academy Students Christian Sands (piano) and Ulysses Owens, Jr. (drums), will

JAS Friend & Favorite Christian McBride Making Multiple Aspen Appearances This Week!

AS FRIEND & FAVORITE CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE MAKING MULTIPLE ASPEN APPEARANCES THIS WEEK! World-renowned bassist, former JAS Academy Artistic Director and one of the greatest jazz musicians on the planet, Christian McBride returns to JAS this week! McBride and his Trio, which includes former JAS Academy Students Christian Sands (piano) and Ulysses Owens, Jr. (drums), will

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

June Artist Highlight: Bria Skonberg

Happy Thursday! This week we are highlighting JAS June Experience artist: Bria Skonberg. A Canadian born singer, trumpeter and songwriter, Bria has been a force in the new generation with her bold horn melodies and smoky vocals. Critics and fellow performers can't get enough of Bria and everything we

JAS June Experience In-House Scheduled for June 26-28

Nightly Live Stream to Include Artist Interviews, Performances & More Although the JAS June Experience was recently postponed to 2021, Jazz Aspen Snowmass fully intends to keep the music playing with three nights of live streams sponsored by Alpine Bank taking place over what would have been the event

Meet Your Donor (VIP) Tent Chef! Martin Oswald of Pyramid Bistro

"The food is better than any festival food I've ever tasted. Chef Martin Oswald of Aspen's Pyramid Bistro curated a menu that this year ranged from super tender grilled veal tongue with harissa honey carrots to sushi and nutritarian turmeric curry with broccoli, roasted peppers and forbidden black rice." - Forbes 

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

Hozier Takes Home Two Billboard Music Awards!

Hozier won not one but two Billboard Music Awards at Sunday's ceremony picking up Top Rock Song for ‘Take Me To Church’ as well as Top Rock Artist. See his performance from the show below. Don't miss Hozier's performance at the JAS Labor Day Experience on Friday, Sept. 4th. Find full details