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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

30 Years of JAS Memories

2020 marks the 30 year anniversary for Jazz Aspen Snowmass. Thirty years full of wonderful memories. For the next 30 days, while many of us find ourselves isolated, we invite you to join us as we look back with pictures and stories of some of our favorite JAS performances,

JAS In-Schools Spring Newsletter

JAS IN-SCHOOLS SPRING NEWSLETTER Check out the JAS Spring Newsletter here for information on what's going on in our local schools! And mark your calendars for these two upcoming FREE education performances: Wednesday, April 22 @ 6pm JAS Student Showcase Third Street Center in Carbondale   Saturday, May 9 @

Teaching Jazz Through the Big Band

Recently there was an article in Jazz Ed magazine written by Dr. Andrew J. Allen, an acclaimed jazz saxophonist and an assistant professor of music at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, where he talks about the importance of teaching jazz through the Big Band. With the JAS

JAS Top Family Friendly Fest on the Today Show!

Super excited to be highlighted in Afar Magazine's list of top Family Friendly Summer Festivals on the Today Show! And guess what? They're right! The JAS Labor Day Experience is an ideal event for families of all ages. With free access for kids 3 & under, and $10/Fri or $35/Sat or

JAS/JFMAF Scholarship Auction Now Live!

JAS and JFMAF are two organizations with missions in music education that have recently partnered to increase awareness and reach of the existing JFMAF Scholarship Fund, and to co-present new programming creating more opportunities for local students in Colorado to expand their drive and expertise in the medium of sound. Explore our

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

30 Years of JAS Memories

2020 marks the 30 year anniversary for Jazz Aspen Snowmass. Thirty years full of wonderful memories. For the next 30 days, while many of us find ourselves isolated, we invite you to join us as we look back with pictures and stories of some of our favorite JAS performances,

JAS Top Family Friendly Fest on the Today Show!

Super excited to be highlighted in Afar Magazine's list of top Family Friendly Summer Festivals on the Today Show! And guess what? They're right! The JAS Labor Day Experience is an ideal event for families of all ages. With free access for kids 3 & under, and $10/Fri or $35/Sat or

Grab Your Copy of 25 Years of Jazz Aspen Snowmass!

  It's finally here! Order your copy of 25 Years of Jazz Aspen Snowmass, a hard copy book celebrating JAS' 25th Anniversary Season through the photography of Steve Mundinger and memories of James Horowitz. Get yours today with a $50 donation to JAS Music Education Programming. Visit us here to purchase and enjoy

JAS Seeks Summer Interns!

JAS is looking for summer interns to assist our office and production teams! Don't miss this exciting opportunity to gain extensive experience in event management and non-profit operations. See full job description here. This is an INTERN position with minimum compensation, but an excellent learning experience! Perfect for college students

The JAS Aspen Snowmass Experience

As JAS begins planning for our highly anticipated 25th Anniversary Season in 2015, an important branding transformation is well underway. The very definition of who JAS is and what it offers has evolved, and we believe it would be better summed up with the word "Experience" as opposed 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 In-Schools Spring Newsletter

JAS IN-SCHOOLS SPRING NEWSLETTER Check out the JAS Spring Newsletter here for information on what's going on in our local schools! And mark your calendars for these two upcoming FREE education performances: Wednesday, April 22 @ 6pm JAS Student Showcase Third Street Center in Carbondale   Saturday, May 9 @

Teaching Jazz Through the Big Band

Recently there was an article in Jazz Ed magazine written by Dr. Andrew J. Allen, an acclaimed jazz saxophonist and an assistant professor of music at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, where he talks about the importance of teaching jazz through the Big Band. With the JAS

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 National Council Trip to London!

 JAS National Council Trip to London! JAS NATIONAL COUNCIL TRIP TO LONDON! written by Holly Upper, JAS Development Director      London, with such an international influence, was a great place for the 2016 JAS National Council trip, brining old friends getting together and while new friendships were made. 

JAS Playlist: Celebrate 50 Years of The Family Stone

JAS PLAYLIST: CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF THE FAMILY STONE JAS's summer music education benefit will take place Friday, July 21 at the Belly Up in Aspen. Enjoy a fun night celebrating the 50th anniversary of the music of Sly and the Family Stone. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

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,

Keep On Keepin’ On with Katie Thiroux’s Pianist: Justin Kauflin

Triple threat talent Katie Thiroux is bringing in even more talent to accompany her on the piano at her JAS Cafe shows Friday, February 2nd and Saturday, February 3rd. Justin Kauflin is a 31 year old piano prodigy and one half of the unlikely duo featured in the acclaimed

Get to Know Roger Kellaway, Teka & Tom Scott

On Friday, March 2nd and Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 The Roger Kellawy Trio with Special Guests Brazilian Vocalist/ guitarist Téka and saxaphonist Tom Scott with Jay Leonhart on bass and Roni Ben-Hur on guitar will take the JAS Cafe Stage Downstairs at The Little Nell. But who are all

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 

Enjoy the Best of FOOD, WINE & MUSIC!

  Add a little musical flavor to your weekend of Food & Wine with a  F&W / JAS Combo Night Ticket! Begin your Friday night (June 20) with a Reserve B ticket to the Diana Krall performance at the Benedict Music Tent at 8:30pm and then head over to

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

Early Labor Day Announcements! Zac Brown Band & Lionel Richie to Headline

See the official announcement video here Following a record setting year in 2017, which saw the first ever two-night advance sell-out in JAS history, the organization has announced two headliners and supporting acts for the 2018 JAS Labor Day Experience. Multiplatinum Grammy-award winning artists the Zac Brown Band will return to