Jazz Aspen Snowmass (JAS) has just announced the most diverse summer season line-up in its 17-year history, including such artists as Herbie Hancock, Steve Winwood, Angelique Kidjo, The Black Crowes, The Allman Brothers Band, Joss Stone and many more. The premiere music festival opens with the June Festival, presented by Calamos Investments, which runs from June 21st through the 24th. The season runs as follows:
JAS June Festival - Rio Grand Town Park in downtown Aspen
June 21 - Herbie Hancock w/special guests Terence Blanchard, Larry Coryell and others, with Madeleine Peyroux opening
June 22 - Earth Wind and Fire w/JAS Academy Band opening
June 23 - Steve Winwood w/Angelique Kidjo opening
June 24 - The Black Crowes w/Marcus Miller opening
June 26 - An Evening with Wynton Marsalis & Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (at the Benedict Music Tent).
JAS in July
July 19 - Christian McBride and Edger Meyer (at Harris Hall)
July 21 - JASummerNight Mambo (JAS' National Council education and performance benefit) (at ABO at Aspen Airport) featuring Arturo Sandoval and his Big Band. The event also features Carla Cook and Yerba Buena.
JAS Labor Day Weekend - At Snowmass Town Park
August 31st - Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals w/openers Nickel Creek
September 1st - Joss Stone w/headliner TBA
September 2nd - the Allman Brothers Band w/openers TBA
September 3rd - Government Mule, the Derek Trucks Band with Susan Tedeschi w/openers TBA
For series tickets, call 866-JAS-TIXX or go on-line at jazzaspen.org. Tickets for the Wynton Marsalis performance and the Christian McBride/Edgar Meyer performance are available at the Aspen Music Festival Box Office, 970-925-9042 or aspenmusicfestival.com. Tickets for the JASummerNight Mambo w/Arturo Sandoval are available at 970-920-4996.