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 still limited the organization announced today a new virtual Anniversary Celebration scheduled to take place on March 20 at 6pm via Zoom. The JAS “House Party” will be an exciting new virtual experience complete with music, food, drinks and fun! The event will include performances from many Artists who have appeared at JAS’ June Experience & JAS Café series through the years and are scheduled to return to JAS in summer of 2021.
Attendees of the House Party will be able to customize their experience by moving from room to room, or in Zoom terms “break-out groups”, for a variety of activities. In the Kitchen Mixn-Match Chefs will be cooking demos including appetizers by Denver based Chef Bijou Thomas and dessert from The Little Nell Pastry Chef Stephanie Maratia. In the Wine Cellar you can join a DAOU Family Vineyards sommelier for a tasting of three of their most exclusive wines. At the Bar a representative from Woody Creek Distillers will offer a mixology experience and in the Game Room JAS trivia and other fun can be found.
Comedian Adam Cayton-Holland will be the emcee for the night leading the festivities from the Living Room. Cayton-Holland is a national touring comic who has appeared on CONAN, Comedy Central Presents, The Late Late Show with James Corden, and more. He has been named one of Esquire magazine’s “25 Comics to Watch” and one of “10 Comics to Watch” by Variety.
Multiple ticket options are available for the event including the VIP Experience which includes home delivery of the prepped ingredients for the food demos provided by Clark’s Market, three bottles of DAOU Family Vineyards wines for the wine tasting, a Woody Creek Distillers cocktail kit for the mixology session and a two aprons for the cooks in the kitchen. A VIP Beverage Experience ticket includes all of the same above benefits minus the food and a basic House Party Ticket includes access to the event with the option to add-on the food, wines and/or cocktail kit. Tickets can be purchased at jasstore.org.
Special guest appearances will include testimonials and performances from some of JAS’ favorite artists of years past. Dianne Reeves, Christian McBride, Take 6, DeeDee Bridgewater, the Delvon LaMarr Trio, former JAS Academy students and current JAS local In-Schools students will all be showcased throughout the evening.
The night will close-out with a full-blown dance party inviting all attendees to show off their moves to a fun mix of JAS’ favorites, including classics from Sly & The Family Stone, to help attendees prepare for the Family Stone’s scheduled performance at AS in June. Guests will vote on the best dancers with the winner receiving two VIP tickets to the upcoming JAS Labor Day Experience.
All proceeds from the evening, as well as proceeds from a silent auction taking place online in the weeks leading into the event, will benefit JAS Music Education Programming. The Silent Auction will open on OneCause on February 23rd with a variety of items available, from private concerts and evens, hotel stays, health and fitness passes and more.
In advance of the event JAS will be sending out a detailed explanation of how Zoom and the break-out rooms will work for any attendees not familiar with the technology. There will also be staff dedicated to assist with any issues during the event.
For more information on tickets please visit us here.
Cooking Demo Menu
Gourmet Med-Style Hummus & Pita
Spring Rolls with a Spicy Peanut Sauce
DAOU Family Vineyard Wines
Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Seventeen Forty 2018 (Cabernet Franc, Merlot)
Chemin de Fleur 2019 (Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Viognier white blend)