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  • From lineup to lodging, your complete guide to the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience

    From lineup to lodging, your complete guide to the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience

    The Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience is, well...an experience. That being the case, there’s quite a bit to take in (watch the 2016 recap above). Although the festival--taking place Sept.1-3--is in its 27th year, JAS is constantly upgrading the fest with new and exciting perks that make the...
  • You could win 2 tickets to the sold out final day of the JAS Labor Day Experience

    You could win 2 tickets to the sold out final day of the JAS Labor Day Experience

    While Sunday night of the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience is sold out, you still have a chance to win tickets to see Maroon 5, The Roots and The Revivalists, if you’ve got “Moves Like Jagger." JAS will be giving away two tickets to the sold out final night of the Labor Day Experience to the...
  • Jazz Aspen Snowmass teams up with real estate tech company Compass

    Jazz Aspen Snowmass teams up with real estate tech company Compass

    As the 2017 Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience (JAS) approaches, JAS has teamed up with real estate technology company Compass. Two pillars of the Aspen community, the relationship between JAS and Compass is a special one. As part of the partnership, Compass will act as the official real...
  • The Roots share powerful new song from 'Detroit' soundtrack: Listen

    The Roots share powerful new song from 'Detroit' soundtrack: Listen

    The legendary Roots crew is back with a powerful new song from the soundtrack to the forthcoming Kathryn Bigelow film “Detroit.” The new track -- another collaboration with longtime Roots coconspirator Bilal -- is entitled “It Ain’t Fair” and finds the hip-hop band exploring more of a Motown...
  • The JAS summer benefit takes place July 21 in Aspen, CO.

    Jazz Aspen Snowmass summer music education benefit celebrates Sly and the Family Stone

    Jazz Aspen Snowmass will be holding their summer music education benefit concert at the Belly Up in Aspen, Colorado on Friday, July 21. The concert is celebrating the 50th anniversary of groundbreaking rock and soul group Sly and the Family Stone, who created such classics as “Dance to the Music...
  • From performances to food and lodging, your complete guide to the Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Experience

    From performances to food and lodging, your complete guide to the Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Experience

    Ah...Aspen in June. The majestic peaks are still capped with snow but the weather is balmy. And the town’s namesake, the aspen trees, shimmer and whisper in the summer breeze. That’s probably all one needs to know to get in gear and head up to the Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Experience, taking place...
  • 5 things you didn't know about The Roots

    5 things you didn't know about The Roots

    The Roots are one of the headlining performers at this year's JAS Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience in Snowmass, CO. They'll almost certainly wow the crowd with their big music and bigger personalities, as they take the stage for a holiday weekend celebration. But before they bring their unique...
  • 5 things you didn't know about Jon Batiste

    5 things you didn't know about Jon Batiste

    You might know him as the bandleader on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” But pianist Jon Batiste is so much more. Batiste is a composer, educator and multi-instrumentalist who has dabbled in a wide-variety of genres. Since forming his band Stay Human while at Juilliard in 2005, Batiste has...
  • 5 things you didn't know about Lisa Fischer

    5 things you didn't know about Lisa Fischer

    Singer and songwriter Lisa Fischer is perhaps most well-known for her work as a backup singer, most notably with the Rolling Stones. Fischer has sung with The Stones on every one of their tours since 1989. After singing with the legendary band for so long, Fischer has developed her own following...
  • Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats add second date at Red Rocks

    Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats add second date at Red Rocks

    After selling out their previously announced Red Rocks show on Aug. 28, Colorado’s own Nathaniel Ratliff & The Night Sweats have added a second date at the famed venue. The second show will take place Tuesday, Aug. 29 with support from soulman Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires. Tickets...
  • Top 10 best Earth, Wind & Fire songs of all-time

    Top 10 best Earth, Wind & Fire songs of all-time

    What can you say about Earth, Wind & Fire that hasn’t already been said? The band is easily one of the best musical groups ever assembled, and their sound was so diverse and lush that it was able to transcend musical and cultural boundaries. With “The Elements” scheduled to make an appearance at...
  • Top 10 best Tower of Power songs

    Top 10 best Tower of Power songs

    The Tower of Power has been hip on the music scene for over five decades. Originating in Oakland, California in 1968, the band would go on to pen some of the most infectious funk and R&B in the ‘70s. Though their commercial fortunes wanned when the ‘70s became the ‘80s, Tower of Power never...
  • Michael McDonald is back with a new album and young fan base

    Interview: Michael McDonald talks new album, playing with Thundercat and why he's having more fun than ever

    There are few jobs that get more enjoyable the longer you work them; by the age of 65, most of us are ready to step away from our careers and ease into the warm waters of retirement. But that's not the case for Michael McDonald. Nearly 50 years into his legendary music career, the five-time Grammy...
  • 5 things you didn't know about Michael McDonald

    5 things you didn't know about Michael McDonald

    Michael McDonald is one of the most celebrated singer-songwriters of the 20th century and beyond. The five-time Grammy winner has been a member of Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers and has collaborated with a wide variety of bands and artists including Kenny Loggins, Patti LaBelle, Van Halen, Toto...
  • Find out how to get tickets to the Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Experience by volunteering

    Find out how to get tickets to the Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Experience by volunteering

    Volunteering is a great way to score festival passes. You can also feel good about contributing to the success of your favorite festie. This year Jazz Aspen Snowmass is looking for volunteers to help with parking, ushering and green team efforts at their June Experience at the Benedict Music Tent in...
  • Jazz Aspen Snowmass launches 'How Do You 72' ticket contest for their June Experience

    Jazz Aspen Snowmass launches 'How Do You 72' ticket contest for their June Experience

    While Aspen, Colorado is famous for its winter activities, the mountain town is just as amazing in the summer. Of course, the Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Experience has you covered when it comes to music. But there are so many other things to do in and around Aspen when you’re not checking out your...
  • This mashup video of Ozzy Osbourne and Earth, Wind & Fire will have you going off the rails on a funky train

    This mashup video of Ozzy Osbourne and Earth, Wind & Fire will have you going off the rails on a funky train

    We all know that when you hear Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September” the first person that pops into your head is Ozzy Osbourne. Just ask DJ Cummerbund, who deftly mashed up “September” and the Ozzy classic “Crazy Train.” Actually, Cummerbund just has a good enough ear to notice that the songs would...
  • JAS June Experience single day VIP tickets go on sale Friday, May 12

    JAS June Experience single day VIP tickets go on sale Friday, May 12

    While single day tickets for the Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Experience, taking place June 23-July 1 in Aspen, CO, have been on sale since February, Friday, May 12 will see a very important on sale. May 12 is when single day VIP passes go on sale for the June Experience. If you can’t attend the whole...
  • Jazz Aspen Snowmass to launch new educational initiative 'Listen Up!' at their June Experience

    Jazz Aspen Snowmass to launch new educational initiative 'Listen Up!' at their June Experience

    For more than 20 years Jazz Aspen Snowmass has been helping to keep music education in schools through programs like JAS Academy and JAS In-Schools. In that time JAS has raised and donated over $7 million to a wide variety of music education programs, often to schools where the annual music...
  • JAS Student Showcase takes place Wednesday, April 26 in Carbondale, CO.

    JAS In-Schools to host two special student showcase concerts in Colorado

    Besides bringing world-class music to Colorado for over 25 years, Jazz Aspen Snowmass has a sterling reputation when it comes to making sure that music education isn’t edged out of Colorado schools through their stellar program, JAS In-Schools. JAS In-Schools will be hosting two student showcases...
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