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Jazz Aspen Snowmass (JAS) June Experience POSTPONED to 2021

JAS June Experience Postponed & Re-Scheduled to 2021
JAS Café Summer Series & Labor Day Experience
Decisions to be Made at a Later Date

With heavy hearts, Jazz Aspen Snowmass (JAS) has announced that they have come to the difficult decision to postpone and re-schedule the 2020 JAS June Experience to the following year, June 24-27, 2021. All of the artists scheduled to perform at the June Experience have committed to the 2021 dates, leaving the same stellar line-up in place. Tickets will remain on-sale for the event based on the new dates.

A decision regarding both the JAS Café summer series and JAS Labor Day Experience will be made at a later date based on new state health regulations regarding gatherings, and, emerging standards in the music industry nationally this summer for concert events of all sizes.

Jim Horowitz, President & CEO of JAS stated, “The combination of severe limits on the number of persons who will be allowed to gather once the state of Colorado loosens its Stay at Home mandate and the clear prevailing public health concerns around events and larger gatherings made this decision inevitable. Though we held out hope for a somewhat smaller event that could help start the healing in our community this summer, we concluded that this process cannot start with June JAS 2020. All the June Artists were in agreement that it would be best to simply look forward to June 2021, so that is our plan.”

In lieu of the public gathering, JAS will pivot for the June 25-28, 2020 weekend and work to present a series of livestream home performances and interviews with a combination of artists who were scheduled to be part of June JAS 2020 as well as the extended JAS family of former JAS Academy students. Andrea Beard, Sr. Vice President of JAS added, “We can still connect great artists with our audiences in intimate settings, extending our new ‘JAS In-House’ initiatives of bringing great performances and content to people at home. It’s our mission to keep the music playing and now more than ever we need to respond creatively.”

June Experience general admission ticket holders will have the option of transferring their tickets to the 2021 event, receiving a refund for the tickets, or turning their ticket into a donation to JAS’ multiple Mission based programs. All buyers will receive an email this week with instructions on how to move forward.

Buyers of the early discounted “We Trust JAS” Passes purchased in November 2019 will automatically have their tickets transferred to the 2021 Experience unless they would like to donate them. Any ticket holders that choose to donate their ticket value to JAS will receive a full tax deduction.

In these trying times, JAS plans to continue entertaining, enriching, and expanding the global community for jazz and related forms of music through online education, expanded live streaming of performances and artist interviews, and social platforms. They are currently offering Private Lessons for students of all ages virtually through their Pays to Play program, and have instructors working virtually with classes throughout the Valley. JAS also intends to keep its multiple JAS In-Schools music education programs operating this fall.

Added Horowitz “We are still hopeful that our JAS Café summer series of scheduled shows from July 9 – Aug. 16 will be presented in whole or in part, depending primarily on State of Colorado guidelines in place for summer gatherings. If we can, we will. The urge to gather is powerful and so is the desire to do so safely.”

For more information please visit jazzaspensnowmass.org or call 970-920-4996

For more information, please contact:
DL Media · 267-541-2784
Nuria Hunter · nuria@dlmediamusic.com

JAS Aspen · 970-920-4996
Andrea Beard · abeard@jazzaspen.org

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