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JAS & Anderson Ranch Present Lizz Wright

July 15 @ 6pm Schermer Meeting Hall @ Anderson Ranch Purchase Tickets Here American jazz and gospel singer Lizz Wright will perform in this live and intimate concert. Dinner and drinks will be available à la carte for an additional fee. Acclaimed vocalist Lizz Wright is a steward of American music

JAS Academy Expands to Four Weeks & Two Summer Sessions

THE JAS ACADEMY PRESENTED BY JAZZ ASPEN SNOWMASS IN COLLABORATION WITH THE FROST SCHOOL OF MUSIC AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI EXPANDS TO 4 WEEKS & 2 SUMMER SESSIONS (July 11-25 & July 25-Aug. 8) JAZZ GREATS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR (7) -TIME GRAMMYÒ AWARD WINNER CHRISTIAN McBRIDE TO BE JOINED

New COVID Guidelines for JAS Summer Events

Per new Pitkin County recommendations JAS will require all attendees at the JAS June Experience and JAS Cafe events to be either fully vaccinated or to provide a current negative COVID test.  At least 80% of the venue’s capacity will be devoted to attendees who can demonstrate that they

JAS Summer Announcements

JAS 30th Anniversary Summer Updates June 18 – Sept. 7, 2021 PatronVIP Grid General Admission Grid Single Ticket Shows JAS’ 30th Anniversary unfolds against a backdrop of growing optimism about what the summer of 2021 will look like for live music performances. JAS plans to present its full summer

Share Your Voice Songwriting Winners

Congratulations to our Winners! We were so excited by the response to our first annual Songwriting Competition: submissions from talented Middle & High Schools students across the country showcasing multiple genres of music and style. We sincerely thank every student that participated and shared your work with us! Below

JAS House Party – How To

Tickets are on-sale now for the upcoming JAS 30th Anniversary Virtual House Party! House Party Schedule Curious how the House Party works? The entire event will take place via Zoom. All guests will gather in the Living Room (by using the main link sent to you in advance from JAS) for the main entertainment,

JAS and Nashville Jazz Workshop Partnering on All Age Music Education Initiatives

Jazz Aspen Snowmass is partnering with the Nashville Jazz Workshop to provide even more music education opportunities for both JAS In-Schools students as well as our adult audiences. The Nashville Jazz Workshop, founded in 1998, offers a unique approach to jazz education that benefits the entire community. Their Mission is

The Jazz Evolution with Jim Horowitz & Christian McBride

JAS President/CEO Jim Horowitz recently connected with six-time GRAMMY winning jazz bassist Christian McBride for a Frost Sessions Podcast focusing on The Jazz Evolution. You can see the full episode here.  Throughout the podcast the two discuss the future of jazz and how the JAS Academy (presented by Jazz Aspen

JAS 30th Anniversary Virtual House Party & Fundraiser

BUY TICKETS NOW Bid now on a variety of experiences at our 30th Anniversary Silent Auction! All proceeds benefit JAS Education programming! Jazz Aspen Snowmass planned to celebrate its 30th Season in 2020, but in the year of a pandemic, no celebration was to be had. With in-person gatherings

JAS June Highlight: Badi Assad

Today's June Highlight is Brazilian vocalist and guitarist Badi Assad. Beyond having an incredible voice and amazing guitar skills she stands out among the rest with her unique and wild beat box techniques that has often been called "Vocal Juggling". She is not one you will want to miss this

JAS June Highlight: The Family Stone

Today's June Highlight is The Family Stone. Comprising of the original founder of the band, Jerry Martini, along with other OG band members The Family Stone plays only songs from the well known, Hall of Fame band: Sly and The Family Stone. They are the only authorized band to play

JAS June Highlight: Sammy Miller & the Congregation

Here at JAS we are gearing up for one of our craziest seasons yet. The JAS June Experience has DOZENS of artists coming with single show tickets still available for many shows. Since there is so much cool music to check out we want to feature a new artist daily....

Final JAS Labor Day Line-Up Announced

Sheryl Crow, Gary Clark, Jr. and More to Join Previously Announced Performers Stevie Nicks, Eric Church, Kings of Leon and Maren Morris   Jazz Aspen Snowmass (JAS) announced the final line-up for its flagship season closing Labor Day Experience, held annually at Snowmass Town Park in Snowmass, CO, adding

JAS & Anderson Ranch Present Lizz Wright

July 15 @ 6pm Schermer Meeting Hall @ Anderson Ranch Purchase Tickets Here American jazz and gospel singer Lizz Wright will perform in this live and intimate concert. Dinner and drinks will be available à la carte for an additional fee. Acclaimed vocalist Lizz Wright is a steward of American music

The Jazz Evolution with Jim Horowitz & Christian McBride

JAS President/CEO Jim Horowitz recently connected with six-time GRAMMY winning jazz bassist Christian McBride for a Frost Sessions Podcast focusing on The Jazz Evolution. You can see the full episode here.  Throughout the podcast the two discuss the future of jazz and how the JAS Academy (presented by Jazz Aspen

JAS 30th Anniversary Virtual House Party & Fundraiser

BUY TICKETS NOW Bid now on a variety of experiences at our 30th Anniversary Silent Auction! All proceeds benefit JAS Education programming! Jazz Aspen Snowmass planned to celebrate its 30th Season in 2020, but in the year of a pandemic, no celebration was to be had. With in-person gatherings

2021 JAS Academy – Now Accepting Applications!

THE JAS ACADEMY PRESENTED BY JAZZ ASPEN SNOWMASS IN COLLABORATION WITH THE FROST SCHOOL OF MUSIC AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SET TO EXPAND TO FOUR WEEKS IN 2021 “Combo/Small Ensemble Sessions” – July 11-25, 2021 “Individual/Big Band Sessions” – July 25 – Aug. 7, 2021 JAZZ GREATS ARTISTIC

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 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

New COVID Guidelines for JAS Summer Events

Per new Pitkin County recommendations JAS will require all attendees at the JAS June Experience and JAS Cafe events to be either fully vaccinated or to provide a current negative COVID test.  At least 80% of the venue’s capacity will be devoted to attendees who can demonstrate that they

JAS Summer Announcements

JAS 30th Anniversary Summer Updates June 18 – Sept. 7, 2021 PatronVIP Grid General Admission Grid Single Ticket Shows JAS’ 30th Anniversary unfolds against a backdrop of growing optimism about what the summer of 2021 will look like for live music performances. JAS plans to present its full summer

JAS 30th Anniversary Virtual House Party & Fundraiser

BUY TICKETS NOW Bid now on a variety of experiences at our 30th Anniversary Silent Auction! All proceeds benefit JAS Education programming! Jazz Aspen Snowmass planned to celebrate its 30th Season in 2020, but in the year of a pandemic, no celebration was to be had. With in-person gatherings

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

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