One of the most anticipated events of the summer in Colorado, The Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Experience is back--June 21-30--and the lineup is amazing once again. Of course, everything gets started with JAS Cafe, and Dirty Dozen Brass Band will have everyone dancing June 15 & 16. Thursday, June 21, saxophonist Grace Kelly will get things started Upstairs at the Aspen Art Museum before the festivities head over to the Benedict Tent.
As always, JAS brings something new and innovative to the table. This is the debut of a happening called “New Voices,” which will feature critically acclaimed vocalist Lizz Wright and “Hamilton” star Leslie Odom Jr. He’ll be in good company with the Aspen Music Festival & School Student Musicians. Leslie is fresh off a performance at the Super Bowl. Lizz is no stranger to JAS, the singer delivered a stunning performance at JAS’ tribute to Ella Fitzgerald last year.
They say, how do you do tell if someone’s from Texas? You don’t; they’ll tell you. Lyle Lovett won’t do that, or maybe he will. A true Texan and indeed a worldwide icon Lyle Lovett and His Big Band will grace the Benedict Tent stage on June 23. You can get tickets for Lyle Lovett here.
Gospel translates to “good news.” And the good news is exactly what Josh Kagler and Harmonistic Praise will bring on Sunday for the FREE Gospel Brunch. Never miss a Sunday show. Later that evening guitarist and vocalist Raul Midon will perform at JAS Café Downstairs at the Cooking School of Aspen.
To close out the June Experience on June 30, a tribute to the incomparable Ray Charles. “Georgia on My Mind” is in good hands, or rather, voices, with acapella group Take 6 and guest vocalists Nnenna Freelon and Clint Holmes. All these fine musicians will be backed up by Grammy winning sax man Kirk Whalum along with the H2 Big Band. Georgia will certainly be on everyone’s mind to close out the JAS June Experience.
And don’t forget about the Labor Day Experience with Lionel Richie, Zac Brown Band and Jack Johnson, click here to find tickets for the Labor Day Experience.