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 dates. Starting at 7pm mst on June 26-28, each broadcast will include multiple artist interviews, performances and more. All participating artists were slated to perform at JAS this year, and each one has confirmed their commitment to the 2021 June Experience, allowing viewers a sneak peak of what’s to come.
“It was great to interview so many Artists who have multi-year relationships with JAS and our community. It’s a fun way for listeners and viewers to get to know them each so much better,” said JAS President/CEO Jim Horowitz. “In addition to their stellar musicianship, they are all natural story-tellers who have lived colorful lives and have so much to share. The icing on the cake is all the great performance footage! Every Artist’s genre of music is so different and so brilliant, one can imagine the joy of hearing all of them in such close, walkable proximity at multiple venues all in downtown Aspen in June 2021. Our 30th Anniversary Season next summer will be worth the wait!”
Featured artists include multi-Grammy winning acapella group Take 6, funk/soul group The Motet, Jamaican jazz pianist Monty Alexander, piano virtuoso Emmet Cohen, joyful jazz drummer and vocalist Sammy Miller, powerhouse drummer and former JAS Academy student Ulysses Owens Jr., Tel-Aviv born clarinetist and saxophonist Anat Cohen with string wizards Trio Brasileiro and the extraordinary Brazilian guitar talent with unique mouth percussion Badi Assad. JAS will also be showcasing some of the work that Roaring Fork Valley students have put together during this time of social distancing.
To watch the broadcasts people need to pre-register here. Viewing is free, while a suggested donation of $10 to JAS Mission based programming is encouraged. JAS will send a link on the day of each performance to all those registered.
Participants can enjoy the nightly broadcasts as a JAS VIP with special takeout offers from JAS VIP Chef Martin Oswald of Pyramid Bistro. Each night Chef Oswald will be prepring a takeout meal from his Pyramid Bisro Restaurant in Aspen which will include some of his top dishes from former JAS events. “We hope that our loyal donors and friends will join us in supporting Pyramid Bistro and Chef Oswald as they reopen to guests this summer,” said Horowitz. More information on menus and ways to purchase will be released soon.