Jazz Aspen Snowmass

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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For more than 25 years, Jim Horowitz has been putting on some of the biggest music events in the Roaring Fork Valley. But it wasn’t always that way.

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Art non-profits up and down the valley are currently campaigning for votes from community members as they compete for a  $7,000 grant from First Western Trust.

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Diana Ross and Sheryl Crow filled the 2,000-seat Benedict Music Tent on Friday and Saturday respectively.

Austin Hein Photography

Diana Ross is one of the most highly regarded singers of the last century. She was a member of The Supremes. As she performs tomorrow night at the Benedict music tent in Aspen, she’ll have a very special guest opening the show for her — daughter Rhonda.

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Jazz Aspen Snowmass has just released their 26th Annual Labor Day Experience line-up, once again raising the bar with the level of talent the non-profit organization is bringing to the Roaring Fork Valley, including performances from 25-time Grammy winner Stevie Wonder, American rockers The Killers, veteran pop-rockers Duran Duran, widely popular Train, electronic duo Thievery Corporation and pop artist Andy Grammer. 

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