We are very excited to announce the outstanding group of students who have been selected to join us at the 2019 JAS Academy presented by Jazz Aspen Snowmass in collaboration with the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami.
The group includes two existing small ensembles: SLAM from Michigan State University and Stamps from the University of Miami, as well as 13 additional students representing 11 prestigious music schools from the US and beyond.
|Luther Allison||SLAM||Michigan State University||Drums|
|Markus Howell||SLAM||Michigan State University||Alto Sax|
|Alexander Larionov||SLAM||Michigan State University||Trombone|
|Stanley Ruvinov||SLAM||Michigan State University||Bass|
|Sequoia Snyder||SLAM||Michigan State University||Piano|
|Jered Byford||Stamps||University of Miami||Trombone|
|Marcello Carelli||Stamps||University of Miami||Drums|
|Maxwell Schwartz||Stamps||University of Miami||Bass|
|David Sneider||Stamps||University of Miami||Trumpet|
|Timothy Watson||Stamps||University of Miami||Guitar|
|Patrick Campbell||Florida State University||Trumpet|
|Michael Dudley Jr.||University of Miami||Trumpet|
|Makayla Forgione||University of Miami||Vocals|
|Sarah Hanahan||University of Hartford||Alto Sax|
|Rico Jones||Manhattan School of Music||Tenor Sax|
|Mikailo Kasha||Florida State University||Bass|
|Duncan McElman||University of Miami||Bari Sax|
|Gregory Newman||University of North Texas||Trumpet|
|Ohad Niceberg||Tel Aviv University||Guitar|
|Aidan O’Connor||Eastman School of Music||Tenor Sax|
|Conner Sanchez||California St. Un. Northridge||Trombone|
|Maya Stepansky||Princeton University||Drums|
Learn more about the Academy students by clicking on their names above or visiting our Academy page here.
Get tickets now to see the students perform as a Big Band under the Direction of JAS Artistic Director and world-renowned bassist Christian McBride at the JAS Cafe Upstairs at the Aspen Art Museum on Sunday, August 18th.
Look for more information on Academy events and performances to be announced soon!