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JAS CAFÉ

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The JAS Café features intimate jazz performances at various venues including The Roof of the Aspen Art Museum and The Velvet Buck at The St Regis Aspen. Enjoy candlelit performances from some of the greatest jazz artists from around the world alongside delicious food and beverages.

Proof of Vaccination or a Negative COVID Test is REQUIRED for entry to ANY JAS Cafe Show. Failing to do so will result in you not being allowed into the venue. No refunds will be issued.

Summer Series Tickets On-Sale Now While Supplies Last

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 are fully vaccinated, and up to 20% of the venue’s capacity will be devoted to attendees who provide a negative COVID test. This policy is intended to provide the safest possible environment and most normal concert experience possible for artists, audiences and staff. Learn more here. 

June 18
CYRILLE AIMÉE

June 19
LAILA BIALI

July 9
CURTIS STIGERS

Laila Biali

June 19 | Showtimes 7pm & 9:15pm

6:15pm Listen Up! Artist Interview included in 7pm ticket

Aspen Art Museum

“Biali provides the positive, come-together messaging we need in these challenging times.” – Parade Magazine

Multi-award winning Canadian singer-songwriter, pianist and CBD Music national radio host Laila Biali has headlined festivals and venues spanning five continents from New York City’s Carnegie Hall to Beijing’s National Center for the Performing Arts, and supported international icon Sting. In 2019, Laila’s eponymous release won her a JUNO (Canada’s GRAMMY) for “Vocal Jazz Album of the Year.” The year prior, she was awarded top prize at the Canadian Songwriting Competition in the Jazz category.

While Laila continues to earn high honors in the Jazz world, her signature sound transcends genre as she “masterfully mixes jazz and pop, bringing virtuosity and unpredictability to songs that are concise and catchy” (Washington Post). Laila’s highly anticipated album, Out of Dust, which features multiple GRAMMY nominees and winners including Lisa Fischer, Alan Ferber, John Ellis, and Larnell Lewis, released March 27, 2020.

www.lailabiali.com

Curtis Stigers

July 9 | Showtimes 7pm & 9:15pm – SOLD OUT
6:15pm Listen Up! Artist Interview included in 7pm ticket

Aspen Art Museum

“Inspired marriage of visceral clout and intellectual savvy.” – New York Times

“I’ve made a conscious decision throughout my life not to be confined, musically,” says Curtis Stigers. “For me, it’s all about the song, about the story.”

For award-winning singer, songwriter, and saxophonist Curtis Stigers, the story keeps getting better. His string of hit singles, millions of albums sold, and a 28-year recording career aside, Stigers’ commitment to artistic growth, and to bringing new tunes to the Great American Songbook, has become unparalleled in modern music.

Barnstorming concert halls, festivals and clubs everywhere from Moscow to Manhattan, accompanied one night by his quartet, another by big band or orchestra, Stigers continues to release new work nearly every year, frequently collaborating with his music heroes. Along the way, the musician who began his career playing standing in a Boise hotel lobby while moonlighting as a drummer in a punk rock band has redefined the constitution of contemporary jazz singing.

www.curtisstigers.com

July 10
YELLOWJACKETS

July 23
SHELLY BERG W/
SPECIAL GUEST RENÉ MARIE

July 24
ETIENNE CHARLES CREOLE SOUL

Yellowjackets

July 10 | Showtimes 7pm & 9:15pm- SOLD OUT

Aspen Art Museum

A creative force on the jazz scene since 1981, jazz fusion pioneers the Yellowjackets have recorded close to 30 albums, received 17 Grammy nominations – won 2 – and have adventurously amplified the eclectic, electro-acoustic soundscape.

The Yellowjackets formed in the late 1970’s as the backup band for guitarist Robben Ford. They recorded their first album together in 1980. Shortly after that recording, however, Ford decided to part ways and go in a different musical direction. As a result, the modern day Yellowjackets were formed and have gained and maintained prominence as one of jazz’s most influential and loved groups.

Over the years the band has undergone numerous lineup changes. Never failing to rise to the inevitable challenges of adjustment, the Yellowjackets have maintained an extraordinarily high quality of musicianship that is the rival of many but a surprise to no one who knows and appreciates the band and their music.

www.yellowjackets.com

Shelly Berg with Special Guest René Marie

July 23 | Showtimes 7pm & 9:15pm 

Aspen Art Museum

Shelly Berg is a Steinway piano artist and five-time Grammy-nominated arranger, orchestrator, and producer. Berg earned three Grammy nominations in the Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s) category with jazz singer-lyricist Lorraine Feather and international superstar Gloria Estefan, and a fourth Grammy nomination as co-producer of Gloria Estefan: The Standards (Sony). He earned his fifth Grammy nomination as co-arranger of “I Loves You Porgy / There’s a Boat That’s Leavin’ Soon for New York” from the album Rendezvous (2018) featuring jazz singers Clint Holmes and Dee Dee Bridgewater with The Count Basie Orchestra. 

An award-winning educator with 40 years of leadership in higher education, Shelly Berg is Dean and Patricia L. Frost Professor of Music at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. He was previously the McCoy/Sample Professor of Jazz Studies at the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California and a past president of the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE). In 2003 he was honored as Educator of the Year by the Los Angeles Jazz Society and in 2002 received the IAJE Lawrence Berk Leadership Award. In 2000 the Los Angeles Times named him one of three “Educators for the Millennium.”

His textbooks include Essentials of Jazz Theory, the Chop-Monster beginning improvisation series, Rhythm Section Workshop for Jazz Directors (Alfred Music) and Jazz Improvisation: The Goal-Note Method (Kendor). He has appeared as a performer and lecturer throughout the United States as well as in Canada, China, Mexico, Europe, Israel, Japan, Romania and Venezuela.

In a span of two decades, 11 recordings and countless stage performances, vocalist René Marie has cemented her reputation as not only a singer but also a composer, arranger, theatrical performer and teacher. Guided and tempered by powerful life lessons and rooted in jazz traditions laid down by Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington and other leading ladies of past generations, she borrows various elements of folk, R&B and even classical and country to create a captivating hybrid style. Her body of work is musical, but it’s more than just music. It’s an exploration of the bright and dark corners of the human experience, and an affirmation of the power of the human spirit.

www.shellyberg.com

Etienne Charles Creole Soul

July 24 | Showtimes 7pm & 9:15pm6:15pm Listen Up! Artist Interview included in 7pm ticket

Aspen Art Museum

Etienne Charles is the Associate Professor of Jazz Studies at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. Hailed by The New York Times as “an auteur” (Ben Ratliff), by Jazz Times as “A daring improviser who delivers with heart wrenching lyricism” (Bill Milkowski).  According to Downbeat Magazine “Charles delivers his ebullient improvisations with the elegance of a world-class ballet dancer.” (John Murph). 

He has received critical acclaim for his exciting performances, thrilling compositions and knack for connecting with audiences worldwide. In June 2012, Etienne was written into the US Congressional Record for his musical contributions to Trinidad & Tobago and the World.   Perhaps more than any other musician of his generation or Eastern Caribbean origin, Etienne brings a careful study of myriad rhythms from the French, Spanish, English and Dutch speaking Caribbean to the table.  Crucially, as a soloist, he fully understands the New Orleans trumpet tradition; which is readily discernible in his trademark instrumental swagger, and what famed Crescent City Pianist, Jelly Roll Morton so succinctly captured in the now immortal phrase, ‘The Spanish Tinge’.

He has performed and/or recorded with Monty Alexander, Roberta Flack, Frank Foster, Ralph MacDonald, Johnny Mandel, Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts, Maria Schneider, Count Basie Orchestra, Eric Reed, Lord Blakie, David Rudder and many others. 

He holds a Master’s degree from the Juilliard School and a Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University.

www.etiennecharles.com

August 5
CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE “TIP CITY”

August 6
KURT ELLING

August 13 & 14 – August 13 SOLD OUT
CATHERINE RUSSELL

Christian McBride “Tip City” Feat.
Emmet Cohen & Dan Wilson

August 5 | Showtimes 7pm & 9:15pm – SOLD OUT
The St. Regis Aspen

Christian McBride is a seven-time GRAMMY Award winning bassist/composer and the host of NPR’s Jazz Night in America. Since the early 1990’s Christian McBride has recorded on over 300 dates as a sideman. However, he’s been a leader from his debut recording in 1995. Aside from various stints with Sting, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Roy Haynes, Freddie Hubbard and George Duke, McBride has been artist-in-residence and artistic director with organizations such as Jazz House Kids, Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Jazz Museum in Harlem, Jazz Asoen and NJPAC (New Jersey Performing Arts Center — Newark). McBride manages to tour consistently with his quartet, the New Jawn. He also fronts the GRAMMY-winning Christian McBride Big Band, whose Mack Avenue recordings, The Good Feeling and Bringin’ It won the GRAMMY® Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album in 2012 and 2017, respectively. In addition, McBride hosts “The Lowdown: Conversations With Christian” on Sirius/XM and DJs at clubs as DJ Brother Mister. McBride was recently named the artistic director of the historic Newport Jazz Festival, taking over the reins from the festival’s longtime artistic director and founder, George Wein. 

www.christianmcbride.com

Kurt Elling

August 6 | Showtimes 7pm & 9:15pm – SOLD OUT

6:15pm Listen Up! Artist Interview included in 7pm ticket

The St. Regis Aspen

Renowned for his singular combination of robust swing and poetic insight, GRAMMY winner Kurt Elling has secured his place among the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. Declared “the standout male vocalist of our time” by The New York Times, Elling has garnered unprecedented accolades, including a fourteen-year run atop the DownBeat Critics Poll, a dozen GRAMMY nominations, and eight Jazz Journalists Association awards for “Male Singer of the Year.”

Elling’s most recent release, The Questions, searches for answers to the culture’s most divisive social, political and spiritual issues via the songs of Bob Dylan, Carla Bley and Leonard Bernstein, and the poetry of Rumi and Wallace Stevens. Whether transforming timeless standards or crafting his own enthralling originals, Elling balances elegant lyricism and technical mastery with emotional depth and keen observations into the human condition. “Since the mid-1990s,” hails the Washington Post, “[Elling] has come to embody the creative spirit in jazz.”

www.kurtelling.com

Catherine Russell
Classic Blues Women Centennial

August 13 & 14 | Showtimes 7pm & 9:15pm
August 13 – SOLD OUT

August 13 – 6:15pm Listen Up! Artist Interview included in 7pm ticket

Aspen Art Museum

With universal acclaim, vocalist Catherine Russell has performed on four continents. She’s been a hit at major Jazz Festivals including Monterey, Newport, North Sea, JazzAscona, Montreal, Bern, Rochester International, Panama, Tanglewood, and at sold-out venues like The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Scullers in Boston, The Dakota in Minneapolis, Jazz at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in NYC, SFJazz in San Francisco, and Pasadena Pops in Los Angeles. All Music Guide says, “Russell emerged as a retro old school vocalist for the ages.”

Her repertoire features a selection of gems from the 1920s through the Present; vital interpretations, bursting with soul and humor. With an off-the-beaten-path song selection, sparkling acoustic swing, and a stunning vocal approach, Catherine Russell has joined the ranks of the greatest interpreters and performers of American Popular Song.

www.catherinerussell.net

August 15
PASCAL BOKAR’S
AFRO BLUES GRAZZ BAND

TICKETS

Pascal Bokar’s
Afro Blues Grazz Band

August 15 | Showtimes 7pm & 9:15pm

6:15pm Listen Up! Artist Interview included in 7pm ticket

Aspen Art Museum

Born in Paris, France and raised in Mali and Senegal, West Africa, Pascal Bokar had a chance growing up to hear the musical, harmonic, melodic, rhythmic, dance and spoken words traditions of West African music and culture that informed his heritage through the musical legacies of instruments such as the Ngoni (banjo) or balafon (ancestor of xylophone) which will later define the early cultural and musical foundations of the American South through the migrations of West Africans through the Atlantic Slave Trade (1550-1888).

Throughout his productive musical career, guitarist/vocalist Dr. Pascal Bokar Thiam has always understood the connections between West African music and the sounds of the American South. His landmark book “From Timbuktu to the Mississippi Delta” with a foreword by NEA Jazz Master, Composer, Pianist Randy Weston, discusses the music of the three empires that dominated the culture of West Africa starting in the 6th century, tracing the music from its role in the culture and daily life of Africa to its eventual emergence in the United States. In his teachings, lectures and music (where he displays his own individual voice), Pascal has consistently paid tribute to his ancestors. “As a musician, I have always tried to synthesize the convergence of African esthetics and appreciate their influence in the music of the African American communities of the American South, from the rural sounds of the Blues and Gospel into this music we call Jazz.”  

As an accomplished jazz guitarist and scholar of African music and Jazz he consistently heard clear examples of African musical concepts and instruments throughout his musical explorations. In both projects he brought together accomplished musicians from Appalachia’s bluegrass style with Senegalese master drummers, African-American Rhythm and Blues singers, funky keyboards, and the stomp/clap percussion of a gospel choir. This eclectic cross cultural mix brings together long lost musical relatives as a platform for Pascal’s rich guitar and vocal improvisation. Pascal Bokar is the Father of the “AfroBlueGrazz” sound. 

www.afrobluegrazzpascalbokar.com

June 18
CYRILLE AIMÉE

Cyrille Aimée

June 18 | Showtimes 7pm & 9:15pm Nightly- 7PM SHOW SOLD OUT

6:15pm Listen Up! Artist Interview included in 7pm ticket

Aspen Art Museum

Improvisation is not just a technique for Grammy nominated artist Cyrille Aimée, it’s a way of life. The acclaimed vocalist ventured from singing on street corners in Europe to dazzling audiences at the world’s most prestigious jazz festivals; from sneaking out to sing in gypsy encampments in her native France to acting on Broadway; from faming the notoriously tough audiences at New York’s Apollo Theatre to being called a “rising star in the galaxy of jazz singers” by The New York Times.

Among countless accolades, Aimée won the Montreux Jazz Festival Vocal Competition and the Sarah Vaughn International Jazz Vocal Competition. As an actress, Aimée co-starred with Bernadette Peters in a Stephen Sondheim tribute at New York’s City Center which inspired her to dig deeper into Sondheim’s repertoire, resulting in her fourth and most recent album, Move On: A Sondheim Adventure. She’s shared her story via master classes, a TEDx talk, and a few addresses at the Conference on World Affairs. ­

www.cyrillemusic.com

June 19
LAILA BIALI

Laila Biali

June 19 | Showtimes 7pm & 9:15pm

6:15pm Listen Up! Artist Interview included in 7pm ticket

Aspen Art Museum

“Biali provides the positive, come-together messaging we need in these challenging times.” – Parade Magazine

Multi-award winning Canadian singer-songwriter, pianist and CBD Music national radio host Laila Biali has headlined festivals and venues spanning five continents from New York City’s Carnegie Hall to Beijing’s National Center for the Performing Arts, and supported international icon Sting. In 2019, Laila’s eponymous release won her a JUNO (Canada’s GRAMMY) for “Vocal Jazz Album of the Year.” The year prior, she was awarded top prize at the Canadian Songwriting Competition in the Jazz category.

While Laila continues to earn high honors in the Jazz world, her signature sound transcends genre as she “masterfully mixes jazz and pop, bringing virtuosity and unpredictability to songs that are concise and catchy” (Washington Post). Laila’s highly anticipated album, Out of Dust, which features multiple GRAMMY nominees and winners including Lisa Fischer, Alan Ferber, John Ellis, and Larnell Lewis, released March 27, 2020.

www.lailabiali.com

July 9
CURTIS STIGERS

Curtis Stigers

July 9 | Showtimes 7pm & 9:15pm –Tickets Availble for 9:15pm!/h4>

6:15pm Listen Up! Artist Interview included in 7pm ticket/h4>

Aspen Art Museum

“Inspired marriage of visceral clout and intellectual savvy.” – New York Times

“I’ve made a conscious decision throughout my life not to be confined, musically,” says Curtis Stigers. “For me, it’s all about the song, about the story.”

For award-winning singer, songwriter, and saxophonist Curtis Stigers, the story keeps getting better. His string of hit singles, millions of albums sold, and a 28-year recording career aside, Stigers’ commitment to artistic growth, and to bringing new tunes to the Great American Songbook, has become unparalleled in modern music.

Barnstorming concert halls, festivals and clubs everywhere from Moscow to Manhattan, accompanied one night by his quartet, another by big band or orchestra, Stigers continues to release new work nearly every year, frequently collaborating with his music heroes. Along the way, the musician who began his career playing standing in a Boise hotel lobby while moonlighting as a drummer in a punk rock band has redefined the constitution of contemporary jazz singing.

www.curtisstigers.com

July 10
YELLOWJACKETS

Yellowjackets

July 10 | Showtimes 7pm & 9:15pm- Tickets Available for 9:15pm!

6:15pm Listen Up! Artist Interview included in 7pm ticket

Aspen Art Museum

A creative force on the jazz scene since 1981, jazz fusion pioneers the Yellowjackets have recorded close to 30 albums, received 17 Grammy nominations – won 2 – and have adventurously amplified the eclectic, electro-acoustic soundscape.

The Yellowjackets formed in the late 1970’s as the backup band for guitarist Robben Ford. They recorded their first album together in 1980. Shortly after that recording, however, Ford decided to part ways and go in a different musical direction. As a result, the modern day Yellowjackets were formed and have gained and maintained prominence as one of jazz’s most influential and loved groups.

Over the years the band has undergone numerous lineup changes. Never failing to rise to the inevitable challenges of adjustment, the Yellowjackets have maintained an extraordinarily high quality of musicianship that is the rival of many but a surprise to no one who knows and appreciates the band and their music.

www.yellowjackets.com

July 23
SHELLY BERG WITH
SPECIAL GUEST RENÉ MARIE

Shelly Berg with Special Guest René Marie

July 23 | Showtimes 7pm & 9:15pm – SOLD OUT!

Aspen Art Museum

Shelly Berg is a Steinway piano artist and five-time Grammy-nominated arranger, orchestrator, and producer. Berg earned three Grammy nominations in the Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s) category with jazz singer-lyricist Lorraine Feather and international superstar Gloria Estefan, and a fourth Grammy nomination as co-producer of Gloria Estefan: The Standards (Sony). He earned his fifth Grammy nomination as co-arranger of “I Loves You Porgy / There’s a Boat That’s Leavin’ Soon for New York” from the album Rendezvous (2018) featuring jazz singers Clint Holmes and Dee Dee Bridgewater with The Count Basie Orchestra.

An award-winning educator with 40 years of leadership in higher education, Shelly Berg is Dean and Patricia L. Frost Professor of Music at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. He was previously the McCoy/Sample Professor of Jazz Studies at the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California and a past president of the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE). In 2003 he was honored as Educator of the Year by the Los Angeles Jazz Society and in 2002 received the IAJE Lawrence Berk Leadership Award. In 2000 the Los Angeles Times named him one of three “Educators for the Millennium.”

His textbooks include Essentials of Jazz Theory, the Chop-Monster beginning improvisation series, Rhythm Section Workshop for Jazz Directors (Alfred Music) and Jazz Improvisation: The Goal-Note Method (Kendor). He has appeared as a performer and lecturer throughout the United States as well as in Canada, China, Mexico, Europe, Israel, Japan, Romania and Venezuela.

In a span of two decades, 11 recordings and countless stage performances, vocalist René Marie has cemented her reputation as not only a singer but also a composer, arranger, theatrical performer and teacher. Guided and tempered by powerful life lessons and rooted in jazz traditions laid down by Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington and other leading ladies of past generations, she borrows various elements of folk, R&B and even classical and country to create a captivating hybrid style. Her body of work is musical, but it’s more than just music. It’s an exploration of the bright and dark corners of the human experience, and an affirmation of the power of the human spirit.

www.shellyberg.com

July 24
ETIENNE CHARLES CREOLE SOUL

Etienne Charles Creole Soul

July 24 | Showtimes 7pm & 9:15pm – SOLD OUT!

6:15pm Listen Up! Artist Interview included in 7pm ticket

Aspen Art Museum

Etienne Charles is the Associate Professor of Jazz Studies at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. Hailed by The New York Times as “an auteur” (Ben Ratliff), by Jazz Times as “A daring improviser who delivers with heart wrenching lyricism” (Bill Milkowski). According to Downbeat Magazine “Charles delivers his ebullient improvisations with the elegance of a world-class ballet dancer.” (John Murph).

He has received critical acclaim for his exciting performances, thrilling compositions and knack for connecting with audiences worldwide. In June 2012, Etienne was written into the US Congressional Record for his musical contributions to Trinidad & Tobago and the World. Perhaps more than any other musician of his generation or Eastern Caribbean origin, Etienne brings a careful study of myriad rhythms from the French, Spanish, English and Dutch speaking Caribbean to the table. Crucially, as a soloist, he fully understands the New Orleans trumpet tradition; which is readily discernible in his trademark instrumental swagger, and what famed Crescent City Pianist, Jelly Roll Morton so succinctly captured in the now immortal phrase, ‘The Spanish Tinge’.

He has performed and/or recorded with Monty Alexander, Roberta Flack, Frank Foster, Ralph MacDonald, Johnny Mandel, Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts, Maria Schneider, Count Basie Orchestra, Eric Reed, Lord Blakie, David Rudder and many others.

He holds a Master’s degree from the Juilliard School and a Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University.

www.etiennecharles.com

August 5
CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE “TIP CITY”

Christian McBride “Tip City” Feat.
Emmet Cohen & Dan Wilson

August 5 | Showtimes 7pm & 9:15pm – SOLD OUT

The St. Regis Aspen

Christian McBride is a seven-time GRAMMY Award winning bassist/composer and the host of NPR’s Jazz Night in America. Since the early 1990’s Christian McBride has recorded on over 300 dates as a sideman. However, he’s been a leader from his debut recording in 1995. Aside from various stints with Sting, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Roy Haynes, Freddie Hubbard and George Duke, McBride has been artist-in-residence and artistic director with organizations such as Jazz House Kids, Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Jazz Museum in Harlem, Jazz Asoen and NJPAC (New Jersey Performing Arts Center — Newark). McBride manages to tour consistently with his quartet, the New Jawn. He also fronts the GRAMMY-winning Christian McBride Big Band, whose Mack Avenue recordings, The Good Feeling and Bringin’ It won the GRAMMY® Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album in 2012 and 2017, respectively. In addition, McBride hosts “The Lowdown: Conversations With Christian” on Sirius/XM and DJs at clubs as DJ Brother Mister. McBride was recently named the artistic director of the historic Newport Jazz Festival, taking over the reins from the festival’s longtime artistic director and founder, George Wein.

www.christianmcbride.com

August 6
KURT ELLING

Kurt Elling

August 6 | Showtimes 7pm & 9:15pm – SOLD OUT/h4>

6:15pm Listen Up! Artist Interview included in 7pm ticket/h4>

The St. Regis Aspen

Renowned for his singular combination of robust swing and poetic insight, GRAMMY winner Kurt Elling has secured his place among the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. Declared “the standout male vocalist of our time” by The New York Times, Elling has garnered unprecedented accolades, including a fourteen-year run atop the DownBeat Critics Poll, a dozen GRAMMY nominations, and eight Jazz Journalists Association awards for “Male Singer of the Year.”

Elling’s most recent release, The Questions, searches for answers to the culture’s most divisive social, political and spiritual issues via the songs of Bob Dylan, Carla Bley and Leonard Bernstein, and the poetry of Rumi and Wallace Stevens. Whether transforming timeless standards or crafting his own enthralling originals, Elling balances elegant lyricism and technical mastery with emotional depth and keen observations into the human condition. “Since the mid-1990s,” hails the Washington Post, “[Elling] has come to embody the creative spirit in jazz.”

www.kurtelling.com

August 13 & 14 – August 13 SOLD OUT
CATHERINE RUSSELL

Catherine Russell

Classic Blues Women Centennial

August 13 & 14| Showtimes 7pm & 9:15pm
August 13 – SOLD OUT

August 13 – 6:15pm Listen Up! Artist Interview included in 7pm ticket

Aspen Art Museum

With universal acclaim, vocalist Catherine Russell has performed on four continents. She’s been a hit at major Jazz Festivals including Monterey, Newport, North Sea, JazzAscona, Montreal, Bern, Rochester International, Panama, Tanglewood, and at sold-out venues like The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Scullers in Boston, The Dakota in Minneapolis, Jazz at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in NYC, SFJazz in San Francisco, and Pasadena Pops in Los Angeles. All Music Guide says, “Russell emerged as a retro old school vocalist for the ages.”

Her repertoire features a selection of gems from the 1920s through the Present; vital interpretations, bursting with soul and humor. With an off-the-beaten-path song selection, sparkling acoustic swing, and a stunning vocal approach, Catherine Russell has joined the ranks of the greatest interpreters and performers of American Popular Song.

www.catherinerussell.net

August 15
PASCAL BOKAR’S
AFRO BLUES GRAZZ BAND

Pascal Bokar’s

Afro Blues Grazz Band

August 15 | Showtimes 7pm & 9:15pm

6:15pm Listen Up! Artist Interview included in 7pm ticket

Aspen Art Museum

Born in Paris, France and raised in Mali and Senegal, West Africa, Pascal Bokar had a chance growing up to hear the musical, harmonic, melodic, rhythmic, dance and spoken words traditions of West African music and culture that informed his heritage through the musical legacies of instruments such as the Ngoni (banjo) or balafon (ancestor of xylophone) which will later define the early cultural and musical foundations of the American South through the migrations of West Africans through the Atlantic Slave Trade (1550-1888).

Throughout his productive musical career, guitarist/vocalist Dr. Pascal Bokar Thiam has always understood the connections between West African music and the sounds of the American South. His landmark book “From Timbuktu to the Mississippi Delta” with a foreword by NEA Jazz Master, Composer, Pianist Randy Weston, discusses the music of the three empires that dominated the culture of West Africa starting in the 6th century, tracing the music from its role in the culture and daily life of Africa to its eventual emergence in the United States. In his teachings, lectures and music (where he displays his own individual voice), Pascal has consistently paid tribute to his ancestors. “As a musician, I have always tried to synthesize the convergence of African esthetics and appreciate their influence in the music of the African American communities of the American South, from the rural sounds of the Blues and Gospel into this music we call Jazz.”

As an accomplished jazz guitarist and scholar of African music and Jazz he consistently heard clear examples of African musical concepts and instruments throughout his musical explorations. In both projects he brought together accomplished musicians from Appalachia’s bluegrass style with Senegalese master drummers, African-American Rhythm and Blues singers, funky keyboards, and the stomp/clap percussion of a gospel choir. This eclectic cross cultural mix brings together long lost musical relatives as a platform for Pascal’s rich guitar and vocal improvisation. Pascal Bokar is the Father of the “AfroBlueGrazz” sound.

www.afrobluegrazzpascalbokar.com

TICKETS

Our Winter Series 2021 will run February-March. Our Summer Series runs June/July-August. Shows are typically two nights a weekend at most weekends throughout the season, with shows being two consecutive nights either: Thurs, Fri, Sat or Sun.
Jazz and related music genres: soul, Latin, blues, funk, world music and more!
The line-up for the Winter Series 19/20 is out and available here
All festival and lineup information can be found above or for the most up to date info download our app in your local app store, search: Jazz Aspen Snowmass
Typically, there are 2 shows per night (this does vary). With each show running approximately 75 minutes.
Do to new COVID-19 regulations, you will be assigned a door time the week of the show. Please arrive promptly during your assigned time. This has been done to stagger the amount of people entering the venue at one time.
You must arrive at your designated door time.
JAS Listen Up! pre-and post-concert meet & greets with the artists included with your ticket for select shows. JAS Cafe and Listen Up! are focused on expanding music education from the classroom to the community, inspiring knowledge in students of all ages and building a future audience for jazz and related forms of music.
We offer tickets for each show with prices varying based on each artist. We also offer a Series Pass where you get $10 off per show when purchasing 5 or more shows in a season (this pass is subject to change).
We do not do physical tickets for the JAS Cafes. Your name will be on a guest list at the door and you just need to check in with the name of the person who purchased the tickets.
Tickets day of will be based on availability. If you are in town you can stop by the venue after 5pm and see if we have seats open of a show that evening.
Yes. If you can please give us the name of the person using the tickets in advanced.
If a show you would like to attend is sold out you can give us a call at (970) 920-4996 and get your name on the waitlist in case there are any cancellations. You can also come to the venue 5-10 minutes before show time and if we have any no shows after 10 minutes into show time we will do our best to get you in.

Where are the JAS Cafes located?

The JAS Cafes are pop-up venues and will be hosted across multiple venues in Aspen and Snowmass, CO –mostly in the downtown Aspen Core. Current participating venues for the Winter Series 19/20 include:

●Downstairs at The Little Nell (#panelBodyseventeenTLN) -675 E Durant Ave, Aspen CO
●The Velvet Buck in the St Regis (REGIS) –315 E Dean St, Aspen CO
●The Collective in Snowmass Base Village –49 Wood Rd, Snowmass CO
Each venue is different. There is no designated parking at the Aspen Art Museum or The Collective Snowmass. At the Velvet Buck there is valet parking for a fee plus tips.
If you are member of the JAS National Council you will receive a reserved table for the show you have purchased tickets for (for more info on joining JAS National Council visit us here). All other ticket holders are sat on a first come first serve basis. If you have a party of 8 or more please give us a call at (970) 920-4996 to reserve a table.
Yes. If you would like to combine parties with a group who bought tickets separately from you, please give us a call at (970) 920-4996 and let us know in advanced so we can accommodate.
Each venue will have a different seating plan though everyone with a ticket will get a seat. Certain venues will have room for dancing and will be programmed with danceable music accordingly.
No outside food and beverage will be allowed in the event venues.
Yes. Bar menus will be available for all shows at The Little Nell and St Regis. Mix6 Dinner Option available for 6pm shows at The Collective.
All venues have ADA accessibility and seating. We will reserve a table based on your ADA needs if you let us know about them in advanced. Please give us a call at (970) 920-4996 to let us know about any special requests.

What are your policies in regards to COVID-19 safety and regulations?

  • Each group will be assigned an arrival time, please arrive promptly at that time
  • Every individual will have their temperature checked, with a no-touch thermometer prior to entering the venue.
  • Each individual must be wearing a mask when arriving at the venue, when moving around the venue and when exiting the venue. Once seated at your table you can remove your mask.
  • Tables cannot be moved.
  • Please refrain from socializing with other tables and guests prior to, during and following the shows
  • Please remain at your table at all times unless you need to use the restroom or visit the bar
  • When visiting the restroom, the bar or to exit you must wear your mask and social distance at all times. You may remove the mask once seated at your table.
  • When exiting only 6 people on the elevator at a time. Respect social distancing guidelines and you are welcome to take the stairs.

 

All policies are in place to assure the health and safety of our guests, staff and musicians. By doing your part you are helping us keep the music playing.

JAS CAFÉ

Jazz Spoken Globally
The JAS Cafe features intimate jazz performances at various venues including Downstairs at The Little Nell,
The Velvet Buck at The St Regis Aspen and The Collective Snowmass. Enjoy candlelit performances from
some of the greatest jazz artists from around the world alongside delicious food and beverages.
Purchase tickets here or call 970.920.4996
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