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 Band Sessions,” from July 25 – Aug. 8, led by JAS Academy Artistic Director & multi-Grammy winning Bassist Christian McBride. McBride will work in tandem with Frost Dean Shelly Berg and JAS Academy Program Director Chuck Bergeron, Frost School’s Associate Professor of Professional Practice, who will work on both sessions.

The public will have multiple opportunities to see the students perform while they are in Snowmass/Aspen, including the Academy Big Band performance, led by Christian McBride, at Harris Hall on Saturday, Aug. 7 at 7pm. Tickets are available now here.  All attendees must show proof of a valid COVID vaccination in order to attend.

Additional performances which are free and open to the public include:

Combo/Small Ensemble Sessions

Monday, July 12 – Mix6 Snowmass, 5-8pm
Tuesday, July 13 – Base Camp by The Collective, 5-8pm
Friday, July 16 – Snowmass Mall, 5-8pm
Sunday, July 18 – Limelight Snowmass, 4-8pm
Monday, July 19 – Mix6 Snowmass, 5-8pm
Friday, July 23 – performance on Snowmass Mall, 5-8pm 

Individual/Big Band Sessions

Monday, July 26 – Wednesday, July 28 – Hotel Jerome Garden Terrace, 7-9pm
Saturday, Aug. 7 – Harris Hall, 7pm-8:30pm (info above)