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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 Academy Public Performances

In 2021 Jazz Aspen Snowmass (JAS) will expand its mid-summer JAS Academy collaboration with the Frost School of Music (FSoM) at the University of Miami to include the new “Combo/Small Ensemble Sessions.” This two-week intensive workshop taking place July 11-25, will be followed by the highly-acclaimed JAS Academy “Individual/Big

JAS June Highlight: Tuba Skinny

Today's June Highlight we are featuring Tuba Skinny. But who are Tuba Skinny? Formed in 2009, Tuba Skinny has steadily evolved from a loose collection of street musicians into a solid ensemble dedicated to bringing the traditional New Orleans sound to audiences around the world. Drawing on a wide range

JAS June Highlight: Ulysses Owens Jr.’s Gen Y

Today's June Highlight is Ulysses Owens Jr.'s Gen Y. This one is special to us because it shows the power of music education and how things can come full circle. Back in 2002 Ulysses was one  of our students at our JAS Academy, a full scholarship program where college level

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

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

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 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 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,

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

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

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

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 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