Jazz Aspen Snowmass has just announced their full JAS Café winter series line-up with shows taking place in a new venue this season, Local Coffee/Here House. “Among the many challenges of COVID-19 was availability of venues,” said JAS President Jim Horowitz. “Luckily JAS discovered a new intimate space when hosting the 2021 June Experience at Local Coffee/Here House. It’s great vibe and atmosphere was an instant hit with audience and fortunately, for JAS Café fans, they are available to host the entire JAS Café winter series as well.”

The series opens on Dec. 17-18 with guitar/vocal duo Eleanor Dubinsky & Dario Acosta Teich, playing a tasty mixture of swinging standards, holiday classics, Bossa Nova and originals in their JAS Café debut. Another Café debut will take place Feb. 25-26 when Vincius Gomes, Valtinho and Jamile celebrate the sounds of Brazilian Carnivale in a sizzling tribute to samba. Additionally, three of the JAS Café’s most popular Artists over the last ten years will be returning this winter, including guitarist/vocalist Tuck & Patti on February 4-5, the husband and wife duo who also played the very first Jazz Aspen Festival in June of 1991. On March 11-12 virtuoso guitarist/vocalist Raul Midon returns followed by Hammond B-3 organist and trumpeter Joey DeFrancesco with his Trio on March 25-26. One additional Artist will be announced at a later date to perform over Winterskol weekend, Jan. 14-15.

Tickets (ranging from $50-$75) for the shows will go on-sale Friday, Dec. 3 at 10am mst and can be purchased at jazzaspensnowmass.org. Showtimes for each night will be 7pm and 9:15pm. Local Coffee/Here House will be offering a menu of drinks and small plates for attendees. Due to the smaller space available at Local Coffee/Here House compared to past Café venues there will be less inventory available for each show, therefore JAS encourages early ticket purchases.

“Local Coffee/Here House is the smallest venue we have ever used for JAS Café performances,” said Horowitz. “Lucky listeners will find the soft furniture and warm atmosphere a perfect spot to get lost in the sounds of jazz, blues, Brazilian, soul and more throughout the season. Like a living room aglow with sound.”