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JAS Academy Brings 23 Student Musicians to Aspen for 2-Week Residency

 
 
THE INAUGURAL JAS ACADEMY PRESENTED BY JAZZ ASPEN SNOWMASS IN COLLABORATION WITH THE FROST SCHOOL OF MUSIC AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SET FOR AUG. 4 – 19 IN ASPEN

JAZZ GREATS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR 6-TIME GRAMMYÒ AWARD WINNER CHRISTIAN McBRIDE and JAS PRES/CEO JIM HOROWITZ TO BE JOINED BY MULTI-GRAMMY NOMINEE DEAN SHELLY BERG & FROST FACULTY IN NEWLY EXPANDED PROGRAM TO BRING 23 STUDENT MUSICIANS TO ASPEN FOR SUMMER RESIDENCY
 
Arturo Sandoval, Catherine Russell and Frost Alumnus Veronica Swift and Emmett Cohen to Host Master Classes and Perform
 
 
(Aspen, CO—July 11, 2019) Twenty-three jazz students from across the US and beyond will be arriving in Aspen, Colorado on August 4th for the newly revamped, two-week JAS Academy presented by Jazz Aspen Snowmass in collaboration with Frost School of Music (FSoM) at the University of Miami. The diverse group of students represent eleven elite music programs including Frost, the Manhattan School of Music, North Texas University, Michigan State, UCLA, Princeton, Florida State University, Eastman, The Hartt School, California State University Northridge and Tel Aviv University. 
 
During their time in Aspen the students will have an opportunity to work with and learn from some of the greatest jazz musicians in the field, including 6-time Grammy Award winning bassist and JAS Academy Artistic Director Christian McBride. Additional Academy faculty include Frost School of Music Dean Shelly Berg, JAS President and CEO Jim Horowitz, and additional Frost faculty including JAS Academy Program Director Chuck Bergeron, Rey Sanchez and Brian Lynch. The Frost faculty will spend much of the first week in a classroom setting with the students focusing on Frost curriculum surrounding the business side of the music industry with subjects including technology, entrepreneurship, artistic vision and recording. The second week will focus on Big Band training with McBride, leading into a public performance at the JAS Café rooftop at the Aspen Art Museum on their final night, Sunday, August 18.
 
The Academy will also offer students the opportunity to attend master classes with some of the biggest names in jazz including the legendary Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval and vocalist Catherine Russell. They will be joined by two of the hottest newcomers on the jazz scene today Frost alumnus Veronica Swift (B.M. ‘16) and pianist Emmet Cohen (B.M. ‘12) who represent just one of the many reasons students study at FSoM and why successful proud alumni claim to the #FrostBuilt!  Each of these artists will be performing public shows at the JAS Café during their visit. Tickets for those performances can be found at jazzaspensnowmass.org.
 
The public will have additional opportunities to see the JAS Academy students perform as well, including a three-night run of shows at The Limelight Hotel in Aspen, Aug. 5-7. During these free “jam sessions” students can be seen performing in small combos and groups, which will be the focus of week one. Two existing ensembles were pre-selected for the Academy, while the remaining students will come together while in Aspen to create their own small ensemble. On Saturday, Aug. 10 the students will again perform at The Limelight from 7-9pm, performing new material that they have created throughout week one of the program.
 
The JAS Academy is one of the nation’s only full-scholarship summer residencies, something that has been made possible by the generosity of philanthropists Sasha and Ed Bass who pledged to underwrite the operating budget of the JAS Academy for the first five (5) years of the partnership with Frost. With this generous donation, JAS and the Frost School of Music have already expanded the previous 7-day residency to two weeks, with the hopes of moving to a four week program by 2021.
 
For more information on the Academy or to learn more about the students attending please visit jazzaspensnowmass.org/academy.

4th of July Parade Waiver

IMPORTANT PARADE INFORMATION

PARADE STARTING/STAGING: The parade will begin at 11:00am. Parade positioning is “first come, first serve” and line up begins no earlier than 10:00am. There is no entry fee and the parade is open to the public. All 5 lanes of Main Street, from Aspen Street to 2nd Street, will be closed to all traffic & designated for parade staging only. Power is not provided in staging area and remember generators do need gas.

PARADE ROUTE: The parade will start East on Main Street. It will turn South onto Hunter Street, then West onto Cooper Avenue. The parade will continue West on Cooper Avenue to Galena Street. At Galena it heads North for 2 blocks before turning West onto Hopkins Avenue. The parade will continue South on Mill then West on Hyman Avenue. Parade participants will be directed to disperse at Hyman and Monarch Street.  PARADE JUDGING: Parade judging will take place in front of the Hotel Jerome. Participants will be limited to 1 minute or less for any performances in front of the judges. Security will be onsite monitoring all entries to help prevent gaps in the parade route. Recognition will be awarded to the best entries in the following categories: 

Most Patriotic | Most Humorous | Best Animal | Best Music | Most Outrageous | Best Children’s  

PARADE REMINDERS:  

  • Consumption of alcohol is prohibited during the parade.
  • Candy, favors, etc. should not be thrown from your float/vehicle during the parade. This is for the safety of the spectators and to prevent children from running out into the street. 
  • Water balloons will not be permitted. According to city ordinances, those caught throwing balloons will be removed from the parade and could face citations and/or arrests. 
  • All parade entries must be in “good taste” and will be allowed in the parade per the director’s discretion. 
  • Maximum height restriction for any float entry is 13’5”.

 

The undersigned organization has elected to participate in the Fourth of July parade sponsored by the City of Aspen and Aspen Chamber Resort Association (“ACRA”). In consideration for City of Aspen and ACRA allowing the undersigned to participate in the festivities, the undersigned has read, understood, and willingly agreed to the terms of this INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT (collectively referred to herein as “RELEASE”).

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT

                                    Participants are required to carry insurance adequate to cover any liability for damage, injury, economic loss, or other liability that may be incurred by individuals and/or organizations during the Fourth of July parade. All participants agree to carry such insurance, and also agree not to submit any claim against the insurance of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, or anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade.

WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

                                         The undersigned understands the potential dangers that could be encountered in participating in the Fourth of July parade. The dangers include, among other things, dangers relating to vehicular and pedestrian traffic; crowds of persons in close proximity to such traffic; animals that may react unpredictably in a parade environment; celebration and recreational activities; loud and unexpected noise; items that may be thrown to and from the crowd in connection with the parade; and other dangers traditionally associated with parades.  Understanding those risks, the undersigned for itself and for all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade with the undersigned, does hereby agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and release City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, or rights of action (including attorneys’ fees and costs) that are related to or are in any way connected with the undersigned’s participation in the parade. By signing this RELEASE, the undersigned intends to extinguish any and all liability and to indemnify against any loss on the part of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade for any injury or damage of any nature (without regard to negligence or fault) to the undersigned and to all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

                                      The undersigned warrants and represents that it will not invite or allow any person to participate in the parade unless such person is bound to the terms of this RELEASE. To that end, the undersigned agrees that it shall take any steps necessary to secure agreement of such persons to the terms of this RELEASE, and that it shall be deemed a responsible person within the meaning of C.R.S. § 13-22-107 and § 19-1103(94) for all children who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

   I am the official representative of the undersigned organization. On behalf of the organization, I acknowledge our responsibilities as set forth above. I also accept on behalf of the organization all of the terms and conditions of this

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT.

 

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