Jazz Aspen Snowmass

Jack Johnson to headline JAS Labor Day Experience

Feb 11, 2018
Courtesy of Jazz Aspen Snowmass

The 2018 Artist List for the JAS Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience has been released and it features valley favorites.

Week in the Arts: January 29, 2018

Jan 29, 2018

Wednesday, Aspen Snowmass will be celebrating the local athletes heading to PyeongChang to compete in the 2018 winter Olympics. This event will take place at the Gondola Plaza in Aspen at 3:30.


JAS Cafe's winter season starts Thursday with Niki Haris

Dec 20, 2017
Courtesy of Jazz Aspen Snowmass

The 2018 JAS Cafe starts Thursday night with vocalist Niki Haris, as well as James Horowitz and his trio.

Week in the Arts: Dec. 18, 2017

Dec 18, 2017

Welcome to the Roaring Fork Valley's holiday season!

Tuesday, Anderson Ranch Arts Center is celebrating its latest exhibition. “And Still I Rise” focuses on political art and is open in Snowmass Village at 4:30 p.m.


The Glenwood Vaudeville Revue’s holiday show will run throughout the week. Shows start at 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday.


Jazz Aspen Snowmass has released its winter lineup of world music performances for its Cafe series.

Curated: Jazz Aspen Snowmass Edition

Sep 4, 2017

On this week's Curated, Aspen Public Radio reflects on the 2017 Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience from headliner and longtime valley resident John Oates. Also, resident JAS concert photographer Steve Mundinger stops by the studio to talk best practices.

Slideshow: Lake Street Dive at JAS Labor Day Fest

Sep 2, 2017

First day of JAS Labor Day Festival is in the books

Sep 2, 2017
Claire Woodcock

JAS Labor Day Experience kicks off Friday night

Aug 31, 2017
Brantley Gutierrez

Friday night, thousands will flock to Snowmass Town Park for the "experience." As Claire Woodcock reports, bands like The Revivalists are equally excited for the weekend.

Claire Woodcock

Jazz Aspen Snowmass’ Labor Day Experience is coming up quick. Arts and culture reporter Claire Woodcock sat down with the festival’s founder and president Jim Horowitz to discuss this year’s line-up hierarchy.

Curated: August 28, 2017

Aug 28, 2017

This week on Curated, a celebration of the openers of Jazz Aspen Snowmass' Labor Day Experience. Founder and president Jim Horowitz stops by the studio to talk about this year's lineup, related to years past. St. Paul and the Broken Bones talks opening as a band typically billed as a headliner. Plus, Brooklyn band Darling Din discusses being recognized for their 2017 NPR Tiny Desk Contest submission.

St. Paul and the Broken Bones bring soul to Aspen for JAS

Aug 28, 2017
David McClisten

This weekend, the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience will bring national acts to the stage at Snowmass Town Park. Claire Woodcock caught up with bassist Jesse Phillips from soul band St. Paul and the Broken Bones, which plays Saturday.

Curated - June 26, 2017

Jun 26, 2017

This week on Curated, jazz musician and band leader for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert talks social music, his Aspen performance this past weekend and election night 2016. A back up singer gets her own backing band that she considers her community and two directors of arts organizations in Aspen reflect on Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize Lecture. 

Jon Batiste talks social music and election night

Jun 25, 2017
Claire Woodcock/Aspen Public Radio News

Jon Batiste is a renowned jazz musician and has been the band leader for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert since 2015. He was in Aspen over the weekend for multiple performances and interviews. Arts and culture reporter Claire Woodcock caught up with him backstage after his Friday night show with his band Stay Human under the Benedict Music Tent.

Curated - June 19, 2017

Jun 20, 2017

This week, Curated explores the influences literature can have on music and that music can have on literature, with an interview with editor and vice president of Viking Penguin, stories from Americana roots rocker Shakey Graves and information on new programming from Jazz Aspen Snowmass.

Week in the Arts - June 19, 2017

Jun 18, 2017

Welcome to the beginning of another week in the Roaring Fork Valley!



Aspen Words’ Summer Words program kicked off yesterday, with a Reader’s Retreat with Viking Penguins Executive Director Carole DeSanti and panel discussions starting today and running through Friday. For more details, visit aspenwords.org.

Aspen Public Radio News

Pitkin County commissioners showed lukewarm interest Tuesday in Jazz Aspen Snowmass’ latest plan to offer affordable lodging to Labor Day festival concert-goers.

This weekend, Snarky Puppy’s Grammy Award-winning keyboardist Cory Henry will perform downstairs at The Little Nell.

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

Although the ground soaked many shoes through the course of the weekend, closing headliners Duran Duran and Stevie Wonder played to a bustling crowd in Snowmass.  The popular rock band, The Killers, played Saturday night, performing one of their hits, “All These Things That I’ve Done”.

On this week’s Mountain Edition, hosts Alycin Bektesh and Barbara Platts present a compilation of the week’s news.