2011 JazzAspen Snowmass, Jennifer Hudson, Sheryl Crow, Steely Dan, Women in Jazz, Wynton Marsalis
JAZZ ASPEN SNOWMASS LAUNCHES 3RD DECADE AND 21ST SEASON!
SHERYL CROW & JENNIFER HUDSON JOIN WYNTON MARSALIS FOR A SOULFUL & JAZZY JUNE FESTIVAL
BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB IN AUGUST
STEELY DAN, LENNY KRAVITZ,
ZAC BROWN BAND
RODRIGO Y GABRIELA & GIRL TALK
It’s simple: Aspen/Snowmass will be jazzed, rocked, stirred, salsa’d, wired and souled out …. with one of the most diverse summers of great music in Jazz Aspen Snowmass (JAS) history, as the organization kicks off its “next 20 years.” JAS is pleased to announce the lineup for its 2011 summer season, along with new ticket pricing options offering great discounts to early purchasers of Labor Festival tickets!
The JAS June Festival returns to the spectacular Benedict Music Tent with a jazz soaked festival that will feature the first ever appearances by two of the reigning Diva’s of pop & soul music: multiple Grammy Winner Sheryl Crow (June 25) and Academy Award & Grammy Award Winner Jennifer Hudson (June 26), each exploring the roots of American music in jazz, R&B and soul. The festival opens on June 24 with Guitarist/Vocalist Raul Midon (last heard at JAS with Herbie Hancock in ’07) along with a strong dose of world music through the prism of jazz from Africa with Richard Bona. Midon and Bona open a fiery double bill with Monty Alexander’s Harlem – Kingston Express, two side by side bands, one Jamaican one American jazz, exploring the music of Bob Marley.
On the heels of a successful winter series celebrating “Women in Jazz“, the following week again focuses on jazz vocalists and instrumentalists including a series of performances Downstairs at the Nell with JAS Academy alumnae, the 12 piece Cuban Big Band Maraca and Hot Club of Detroit.
Labor Day weekend September 2-4, JAS closes its season with a sensational line-up of classic and cutting edge artists spanning genres and audiences. The festival opens Friday, Sept. 4 with a Dance Party for the ages and ALL ages uniting the DJ- electronic mash up sounds of Girl Talk with special guests to be announced. Saturday, Sept. 3 brings the JAS debut of Steely Dan, supported by the fiery Latin pop guitar and vocal wizardry of Rodrigo y Gabriela and exploding Country superstar Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses. Sunday, Sept. 4 the festival concludes with Grammy winning 2010 Best New Artist the Zac Brown Band, with the rockin’ international celebrity and fashion icon Lenny Kravitz and the retro-soul big band Fitz & the Tantrums supporting the bill.
This season’s festival sponsors include host sponsors The Town of Snowmass Village, the Silvertree Hotel, The Denver Post, Comcast and CME. Other sponsors include Alpine Bank, Outside Magazine, Patron Tequila and SkinCeuticals.
Tickets for both Festivals will go on sale to the public on Monday, March 14 at 9am mst. Tickets can be purchased at 888-512-SHOW (7469), http://www.jazzaspen.snowmass.org or locally at the Belly Up Box Office (544-9800).
NEW THIS YEAR: JAS is offering early ticket purchase offers for the Labor Day Festival. “Early Bird” specials starting at $40 will be available until April 8, while supplies last. “Almost There” pricing starting at $50 will be available from April 9-August 5 and “Last Minute” pricing beginning at $60 from August 6 – Sept. 4. For a full listing of the new pricing structure please visit http://www.jazzaspensnowmass.org.
For information on festival patron (VIP) tickets please contact the JAS office at 970-920-4996 or visit http://www.jazzaspensnowmass.org.
Tickets for the Wynton Marsalis performance at Benedict Music Tent are available now at the Aspen Music Festival Box Office, 970-925-9042 or http://www.aspenmusicfestival.com.
Tickets for Maraca, the JAS Academy All-Star Vocalist performance and Hot Club of Detroit, Downstairs at the Nell, are available now at 970-920-4996 or http://www.jazzaspensnowmass.org.
Tickets for the JAS Benefit “Brazilian Carnival” are available now at 970-920-4996. For more information on all JAS Summer Events please visit http://www.jazzaspensnowmass.org.
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Mary Rekow-Braun said:
any tickets left for sunday sept.4