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JAS 2017 Annual Report

2017 Jazz Aspen Snowmass Annual Report

2017

Jazz Aspen Snowmass

ANNUAL
REPORT

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CONTENTS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

3 2017 Board of Directors PRESIDENT & CEO
James Horowitz
4-5 Letter from the President/CEO, The Band & Staff Listing
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
6-7 JAS by the Numbers Marianne Elmasri, Chairman
Richard Goodman, Vice Chair
8 National Council Members Robert Mann, Treasurer
Rick Crandall, Strategic Planning Chair
9-11 JAS In-Schools Charles Cunniffe, Governance Chair
Donna Di Ianni, National Council Chair
12-13 June Experience Overview Tim LaRose, Programming Chair

14-16 Labor Day Experience Overview

17-19 JAS Café CHAIRMEN EMERITUS
James G. Fifield
20-21 Special Events David Chazen Shelly Friedstein
Susan Crown John Provine
22-23 Media Highlights David Dreman
Joseph L. Felson EX OFFICIO
24-26 Financials Edouard Gerschel Markey Butler
Kitzia Goodman Mayor Snowmass Village
27-29 Donors Scott Harper
James R. Jackoway COMMUNITY
30 Sponsors James S. Levine BOARD MEMBER
James Marcus Chris Bank
THE MISSION OF JAS IS TO PRESENT AND PRESERVE JAZZ Earl Michie
Kimberly Paige JAS ADVISORY BOARD
AND RELATED FORMS OF MUSIC THROUGH WORLD-CLASS William C. Powers LIAISON
PERFORMANCES, EVENTS AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS. Don Rosenberg Jessica Hite
David Roth
A 501c3 organization that, since 1996, has donated over $7 million to music education in Robert Sharpe JAS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond. Dean Singleton Marc Goldstein
Shawn Thomson Kathryn Fleck Peisach

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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT/CEO

with rising talent costs in particular for Labor Day Experience years, as a result of presenting bigger artists, and the growing
headline artists. This trend is expected to continue in the
coming years in an industry where touring is the primary number of attendees/audiences. “A Cultural Home Run”
source of consistent revenue for artists, and JAS will need to
continue to grow its contributed income to stay competitive in –Aspen Sojourner.
the marketplace.

• Labor Day Experience Advance Sellouts: For the first
time in its history JAS sold out 2 of 3 days well in advance, • Music Education Programs: JAS In-Schools Local Education
a watershed moment for the organization. Historically, JAS’
10,000 capacity Town Park venue sells out closer to the date Initiatives (LEI) continued to grow steadily in the Roaring
of the performance. JAS’ earliest ever announcement of two
headline artists, Maroon 5 & Keith Urban, in December of 2016 Fork Valley and beyond with increased instrument donations;
(vs. the historical norm of a March announcement) helped fuel
advance sellouts in early July & early August, respectively. additional hours dedicated to the JAS Faculty Assistance
The momentum created by the advance sales was reflected in
increases in all memberships for 2018, which are purchased in program; increased participation in the Berklee Pulse Program,
last quarter of 2017.
an online resource through our alliance with Berklee School of
• Corporate Sponsorship: 2017 saw the growth of overall
corporate sponsorship dollars to JAS, with particularly Music; a growing caliber of talent at JAS District 8 Honor Jazz
important contributions from Compass, The Denver Post,
Entertainment Cruise Productions (The Jazz Cruise), weekend, and more. In 2017, over 1500 students and teachers
D’Angelico Guitars, Alpine Bank, Corona, Tito’s Vodka,
Patrón, Elijah Craig, Audi, and Liaison. were profoundly impacted by the JAS LEI programs.


• Expanding JAS Café Season: The program achieved steady
• JAS June Experience at Benedict Music Tent: The JAS June
growth in 2017 with the addition of bigger artists and more
In 2017, Jazz Aspen Snowmass (JAS) celebrated its 27th season performances, continuing its trend of sold-out shows in both Experience included standout performances from legendary
with critically acclaimed programs across all core programming winter and summer. JAS Cafe’s presence at the rooftop of the
areas. A significant organizational turnaround first achieved in Aspen Art Museum has grown into 12 nights of performances. artists Earth, Wind & Fire, Michael McDonald and Tower
2012 continued again in the fiscal year 2017, with the organization JAS Café also added more summer and winter performances
posting a net operating surplus of $340k. The most important trends Downstairs @ the Cooking School of Aspen. Annual attendance of Power. JAS main-stage debuts from Rolling Stones alum
of 2017 can be summarized as follows: at JAS Café performances exceeded 7,000 persons in 2017 with
most shows sold out. The JAS Café has dramatically increased Lisa Fischer and Tonight Show pianist/vocalist Jon Batiste
• JAS fundraising from individual donors continued to JAS’ year-round presence and helped introduce new audiences
grow steadily through growth in Patron and National Council and donors to the organization, giving JAS a real and ongoing were big hits with the JAS audience. The Sunday night show
underwriting support across all major JAS programs. Increased home for the programming of jazz, blues, world music and other
sales of Gold Patron Passes for the JAS Labor Day Experience, related genres. The JAS Café has also given JAS an ongoing featured tickets priced at just $25 for General Admission, a big
fueled by the 5th consecutive year with an advance sell-out platform for “educating adult audiences,” one of our principal
of the entire Patron enclave. Plus, a third consecutive year Mission objectives, through broad exposure to a wide variety of hit with local audiences. The annual Free Lawn Party was well
with 20%+ growth in National Council Members over fiscal jazz related music, from around the world. In 2017 JAS launched
year 2016. JAS’ expanded National Council & Board Member a new Listen Up! series of talks with performing artists prior to received, with a major assist from perfect June weather...again
Hospitality Tent at Labor Day was a big hit with Donors. their show. Artists share their individual stories and history on
JAS continued to experience strong support from its leading origin of music they will preform. JAS’ financial commitment to featuring growing audiences and standout performances from
supporters for Hospitality Tents, a unique program in the concert this core Mission program has expanded significantly in recent
industry, that affords Donors a prime vantage point near the a mix of regional and local artists.
stage. Separately, the JAS Café continues to attract new concert
host underwriters enabling the series to further expand the level The closing Saturday night of the June Experience was once
of talent across the series, with multiple Grammy winning artists
now a regular occurrence. again a collaboration between JAS & The Aspen Music Festival

& School, featuring a nearly sold out performance saluting the
• Healthy Balance between Earned & Contributed Revenue: First Lady of American Song, Ella Fitzgerald. “Ella at 100:
JAS’ overall mix of income from all sources remains a very Direct from the Apollo”, was a star studded musical journey
healthy 50/50, split between Earned Income (principally
Concert Tickets & Corporate Sponsorship), and, Individual of her life through her greatest songs. Featured vocalists
Contributed Income (Patron & National Council contributions included Grammy winner Patti Austin, Grammy nominees
and Host Sponsorships). The significant growth in individual Lizz Wright and Andra Day, and the swinging Clint Holmes,
contributions in recent years has enabled JAS to keep up
all accompanied by a great big band, with video projection of
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classic images from Ella’s incredible life in music.

• JAS’ 27th Season Summer Benefit: Following the 26th Year

“Friends of JAS On-Stage” at Belly Up, JAS presented the 50th

Anniversary of the legendary “Family Stone” (originally Sly &

the Family Stone) in a Belly Up event that raised nearly $50k

for JAS local music education programs.



• Collaboration with AEG for Labor Day Experience Bookings

& Marketing: In 2017, the 7th year of JAS’ programming

collaboration with concert industry giant AEG Presents, JAS is

seeing continued growth in the stature of artists performing at JAS JAS ADVISORY
JAS. The 2017 Labor Day Experience artist line-up included STAFF BOARD
the some of the biggest artists in JAS’ history, and ended
with record attendance & sales, driven by advance sell-outs James Horowitz Jessica Hite, President
of the Maroon 5 and Keith Urban, plus a near sell-out by the President & CEO Maxwell Rispoli, VP/Secretary
legendary Daryl Hall & John Oates, making their JAS debut. Andrea Beard Janice Louthis, Development Chair
The programming alliance with AEG has enabled JAS to stay Senior Vice President Christine Benedetti, Education Chair
competitive in the attraction of major artists who generally Holly Upper Brooke Casillas Welgos, Event Chair
perform in much larger venues than JAS. AEG also continues Vice President of Development
to provide strong marketing support in addition to their Corree Isley Katherine Abraham Lisa Guth
programming assistance. JAS Cafe & Development Manager Molly Brooks Ali Hematyar
John Tangen Virginia Edelson Erica Kleiman
• Update of JAS Strategic Plan (2017-2019): JAS designated Controller David Garrison Kirsten Schmit
a Board-driven internal update of the JAS Strategic Plan, Chris Bank Jared Goulet Tami Suby
engaging in extensive research of key stakeholders of JAS JAS In-Schools Director
regarding the most critical programming components of Rose Sullivan Katherine Abraham Jeff & Joan Hoffberger
the organization, and how best to strengthen and secure Office/Marketing Manager (Nov-Dec) Megan Bentzin Erica Kleiman
the future of JAS’ core Mission objectives. The Strategic Katherine Peach Molly Brooks Chris LaCroix
Planning Committee worked through the 2016 year to identify Office/Marketing Manager (Jan-Oct) Matt Brown Janice & Ezra Louthis
key strategies across all programs with the intention of Steve Mundinger Mark & Brooke Casillas Edward Lee Mulcahy II
presenting to the full JAS Board for discussion, modification Photography Becky Musselman
and ultimate adoption. Brent Fedrizzi Welgos Maxwell Rispoli
Labor Day Talent Buyer David Cook & Brittanie Rockhill
In 2017, JAS took major steps in executing one of its last Sherwood Adams Webber IV Katherine Sand
long reaching initiatives, the desire to establish a permanent Event Director Christine Benedetti Chad & Kirsten Schmit
home for its many small venue performances and music Cat Leonaitis Virginia & Jeff Edelson Megan Shean
education programs. That goal took a major step forward Operations Director David Garrison & Tami Suby
when JAS identified a potential location to establish “The JAS Joe Hope Lea Tucker
Center” and started the process of building a formal Capital & Artist Services Director Sara Nadolny Melissa Wisenbaker
Endowment Campaign to fund the project over a 5-year basis. Phil McKeague & Bryan Smith Jared Goulet
The process began in earnest in mid-2017 and remained an Beverage Managers Lisa & Bill Guth
active topic of planning and discussion internally throughout Ali Hematyar
the 2017 year. Jessica Hite

In summary, the 27th Anniversary season of JAS was a success
on all levels, and positioned JAS well to continue its momentum
with optimism and confidence that the organization has built an
institution that has taken its place as one of the essential arts
presenters and educators in the Roaring Fork Valley, and one with
a growing national and international reputation.

Best regards,

JIM HOROWITZ
Founder, President & CEO

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JAS BY THE NUMBERS 45
Total
42,000 Total 2017 attendance Artists/
Bands
1,800+ 371 performing
National
Hours of assistance given Council 15
in local schools members
JAS Staff working
in local schools

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1,500 600
Students
served Tickets donated to
through students/teachers/community
LEI Programs
200
56 NEW National
Council members Hours of
private lessons
provided by JAS

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2017 NATIONAL COUNCIL

Jeff & Rita Adler Ari & Ann Deshe Woody L. & Gayle Hunt Harry & Kathryn Fleck Peisach Ken Small & Mindy Wexler
Alan & Judi Altman Donna Di Ianni & Peter Rispoli Robert & Soledad Hurst Doren Madey Pinnell Patrick Smith & Jennifer Burrows
Mone Anathan David & Holly Dreman Liba Icahn Christy Lee Pope Susan Sparks
Libby Anschutz Jay & Jessica Earnest James R. & Michele Jackoway Robert & Lexie Potamkin Steven & Alexis Spiritas
Anonymous Jeff Ecklund Tom & Mary James William C. Powers Jill St. Louis
Anonymous Paul & Sandy Edgerley Don Keltner John & Monika Preston Colette Stallbaumer
Spencer & Becky Armour Marianne Elmasri Scott & Elizabeth Kimple David & Nancy Pustka Walker & Jenna Stapleton
Fred & Genene Ayarza Steven & Kiki Esrick Mark Kleckner & Tracey Snow Allen & Kelli Questrom Steven & Candice Stark
Edward P. Bass Bruce Etkin Tom & Ann Korologos Marc & Sheri Rapaport Stanley & Isabelle Starn
Pamela Bastian Matt & Karen Fairbairn Jacob & Deborah Kotzubei Jude & Lori Reyes Judith Steinberg & Paul J. Hoenmans
Steven & Teresa Beal Art & Marcy Falcone Michael & Sheila Kurzman Amnon & Katie Rodan John Groccia & Kirstie Steiner
Bruce & Barbara Berger Henry Fella & Sara Woodward Tim & Lorrie Wright LaRose Richard & Nancy Rogers Warren Stickney
Marc & Cathy Bern Joe & Sherry Felson Les Dames d’Aspen Noelle Rohde Michael & Lonna Stolper
Elizabeth Bonan & James Barber Jim & Helen Fifield James S. & Suzann Levine Marvin & Elaine Rosenberg Dana & Andrew Stone
Doug & Kim Borror Forum Phi Architecture | Interiors | Thomas & Margi Levitt Don & Barbara Rosenberg Kenny & Sandy Tate
R.C. & Beth Buford Toby Devan Lewis Herbert & Michelle Rosenfeld Bob & Pam Taylor
Tony & Terri Caine Planning Suzanne Leydecker Billy & Rozanne Rosenthal William & Laura Thomas
Caribou Club Anne Foster Monty & Paula Loud David & Meg Roth Shawn Thomson
Billy Stolz & Richard Edwards Paul L. & Alejandra Foster Pete & Sam Louras Andy & Ivette Rothschild Stuart & MarrGwen Townsend
Greg & Rhonda Casillas Shelly & Golda Friedstein Robert & Patty Mack John Rowland & Sarah Broughton Jesse & Filipe Vieira da Rocha
David Chazen Michael Fries Bob & Nancy Magoon Michael Rubinoff & Donna Snow Peter Waanders & Jennifer Causing
Richard & Tracy Cheatham Dain & Hillary Fritz Robert & Judy Mann Gary & Alyse Ruth John & Carol Walter
Rick Check & Christine Karnes Ronald & Cheri Fromm James & Gloria Marcus Nathan & Karen Sandler John Walton
Adam & Mary Cherry David & Sheila Fuente Jeffrey & Nicola Marcus Albert Sanford & Dorothy Wildman Randy & Shannon Ware
Gloria Christal Leonard Genet & Dale Goodman Steve Marcus Patrick & Mary Scanlan Michael & Adelaide Waters
Tom & Megan Clark Edouard & Brooke Gerschel Michael & Monica Maroone Lisa & David T. Schiff K.C. & Randa Weiner
Ernie & Stephanie Cockrell Nicole Giantonio & Jim Horowitz Larry & Susan Marx Tony & Pam Schneider Bryan & Marjorie Wachs Weingarten
Frank Cohen Greg & Amy Gibson Jason & Jenn Mendelson David & Phyllis Scruggs Doug & Lynda Weiser
David I & Patricia Alper Cohn Stevie Gillman Alec & Gail Merriam John & Jeannie Seybold Sol & Faith Weiss
Bill & Claudia Coleman Sallie Golden Earl & Tricia Michie Robert & Deborah Newman Sharpe Wells Fargo Private Bank
Robert Cramer Richard & Kitzia Goodman Lloyd & Susan Miller George & Teena Shaw Brenda Wild & Tony Coia
Rick Crandall & Pamela Levy Steve & Laurie Gordon Hala & Sami Mnaymneh Neal & Jacqueline Shear Larry & Lorrie Winnerman
Arie Steve & Nancy Crown Robert Graham Josh & Elizabeth Mondry John H. & Patsy Shields Joe Wise
James & Paula Crown Richard & Eileen Greenberg John & Carrie Morgridge Stu & Jill Siegel Joe Wolf
Patricia Crown Bill & Margi Greenfield Richard Morris John Silberman William Wrigley, Jr.
Laurie Crown & Rick Ortega Gerald & Ellen Greenspoon Kimberly Paige Gordon Silver Jeffery & Elisha Zander
Susan Crown & William Kunkler Donna Harper Florence Paley Dean Singleton David & Ivy Zelman
Charles & Angela Cunniffe Jane Hire Doug Paley Mark & Millinda Sinnreich
Ben & Linda Davis Henry & Angela Hite Paul & Erin Pariser Elliott & Donna Slade
Gary & Ellen Davis Zachary & Melissa Holland Andrew & Margaret Paul Rob & Claire Slaymaker
Michael & Lisa Holthouse

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2017

JAS IN-SCHOOLS

Average Roaring Fork Valley

Public Music School Budget: $2,000

JAS 2017

$210,000+Expenditure:

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Educating Students JAS

JAS Local Education Initiatives complement existing public school music STAND OUT
programs and replace programs where schools suffer losses in music education.
The goal is to ensure that these schools maintain band and music programs in STUDENTS
their curriculum. Read more about these programs and 2017 results below.
Bella
JAS In-Schools Student Field Trips
Faculty Assistance Program JAS Pays to Play
24 students visited an under-served
1,800+ hours provided Middle School in Denver to meet with Bella is a Glenwood Springs High School 9th grader who plays
students & perform, later enjoying the piano and clarinet. She started the piano when she was
Provides funding to bring local musicians performances at the Colorado 3 years old and loved it. When she was able to join band in
into classrooms to offer student assistance Conservatory for the Arts 6th grade she took the opportunity to pick up a new instrument:
in an instrument that is not their teachers’ the clarinet. By utilizing JAS In-Schools programming Bella
discipline, or in classes that are too large JAS funds various field trips for students improved her musical skills through introductions to more
for the teachers to provide the individual throughout the year to attend jazz advanced and challenging music, which she otherwise would
instruction needed. festivals, visit colleges or other academic not have access to.
opportunities.
Pays to Play To prepare for clarinet competitions Bella began working with
JAS Summer Camps a private instructor through the JAS Pays to Play Private Lesson
200 hours provided Fund. The fund was created to allow students to take up to
50 student participants three hours of private lessons, funded by JAS, in any instrument
Fund allowing youth to take private music discipline of their choosing. For Bella, her instructor immediately
lessons in any discipline from an instructor Four sessions of camps including beginner, recognized her potential and reached out to JAS about funding
recommended by JAS. JAS pays for the intermediate, advanced and the Beat Lab. additional lessons. Those lessons continue today and the results
first three hours of lessons to increase Each session ends with an exciting public are astounding! JAS National Council members Donna Di Ianni and
opportunities for music education while performance for students. Peter Rispolli generously provided the funding for these lessons.
supporting the economy of local musicians.
Tickets for Teachers Learning to play music has helped Bella listen to music in
Stuff for Students a different way and allowed her to make new friends and
300+ tickets distributed connections. She loves to play as a way to express her emotion
17 donations included a flute, oboe, and enjoys when everything falls together.
drum set, world drum set, bass, Provides complimentary performance
autoharps, 2 trombones, 3 clarinets, tickets to teachers and students throughout
4 trumpets, 7 saxophones, 2 Beat Lab the Roaring Fork Valley school districts
sets & numerous repairs to attend the JAS Experiences, JAS Café
performances and more.
Supports local schools through instrument and
equipment grants and funds to repair broken JAS Beat Lab
instruments throughout the school year.
The Beat Lab is an opportunity for small
JAS District 8 Honor Jazz Program groups of students to compose music using
the Berklee Pulse Program. The program
100+ students was designed to introduce students to the
concepts and creation of electronic music
Students from across the Western Slope of and tracks while simultaneously having
Colorado are nominated by their instructors them create the music that is being used
to attend a weekend of workshops, sectionals for these tracks.
and public concerts with a faculty from
accredited music programs at CU, DU and
Colorado Mesa University.

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Liam JAS Step-Up Program Alliance with Berklee
College of Music
Berklee College of Music Summer Program 5 students awarded new instruments
Scholarship Student Jazz Aspen Snowmass is a member of the
The goal of this program is to encourage Berklee College of Music’s “Berklee City
Through a partnership with Berklee City Music, JAS is able to and help local students acquire Music,” a nonprofit music education program
provide scholarships to deserving students for the Berklee College professional quality instruments so they that harnesses the energy of contemporary
of Music 5-Week Summer Program. Berklee covers tuition costs will be better equipped to succeed in their music to reach underserved 4-12 graders
for up to two students who submitted auditions and were accepted musical goals and ambitions. Families across the country. The heart of this music
by the prestigious program, while JAS covers all transportation, apply for available funds and are eligible to education program is Berklee PULSE, or
lodging and other expenses. receive assistance towards the cost of the “Pre University Learning System Experience,”
new instrument based on financial need, which supports guided teaching and learning
This intensive program attracts students from over 70 different years of study, other honors groups and of popular music through the innovative use of
countries to study together in Boston. It’s the “opportunity of a awards given to the student. an innovative, online music education resource.
lifetime,” as JAS has heard from each of the six students that have
attended over the last three years. In 2017 Roaring Fork High School JAS Student Assistance Program NEW in 2017: Roaring Fork High
student Liam was one of the fortunate musicians to be chosen. School Advanced Jazz Class
He writes about his experience here: 10 student grants provided
As of the Fall of ‘17 JAS has staffed and
I feel incredibly fortunate and thankful that I got to experience the Program providing grants for public school funded an Advanced Jazz Band class at RFHS,
5-week Berklee College of Music program through a scholarship music teachers to receive administrative based on the request of students and parents
from Berklee and JAS. The 5-Week program was the best experience assistance from an upper level student, who wanted an opportunity to excel outside of
I have ever had with music. I got to take amazing classes that ranged thereby allowing them more time to focus on the classes the school was offering.
from theory and improvisation, to percussion and songwriting, a teaching vs. the administrative tasks that are
weekly private lesson and classes on styles of your choice, which in often so overwhelming.
my case was funk and fusion. Each one of the classes was led by a
passionate and experienced college professor who was excited to
give you all the information that you could handle.

I interacted with amazingly talented musicians from all over the
world. I played with people from New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Germany,
Switzerland, Japan, and many other countries. Every week we had
well known guests from around the music industry come to perform
and talk to us about their experiences in getting to where they were.

In addition to classes you are placed in at least two ensembles,
and they all give a final performance at the end of the program.
We performed in front of over 1,500 in Berklee’s performance center.
That experience was so much fun, I couldn’t believe it was happening.

Liam, Berklee 5-Week Alumni

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JUNE

EXPERIENCE

Benedict Music Tent • June 23-July 1, 2017

It’s not often the Benedict Music Tent in Aspen comes alive with electric
guitars and heavy bass, so when it does you can be fairly certain the
JAS Aspen Snowmass June Experience is back! A sold-out Saturday night
performance featuring Earth, Wind & Fire kept audiences on their feet,
but some of the highlights of this year’s event may surprise you:

• Opening night, June 22 at the JAS Café Upstairs at the Aspen Art
Museum, featuring Japanese pianist Hiromi with Colombian-born
harpist Edmar Castaneda kicked off the Experience with a
one-of-a-kind performance

• Opening acts Jon Batiste & Stay Human (Fri) and Lisa Fischer &
Grand Baton (Sun) blew audiences away both on the main stage and
during a special brunch/Listen Up! talk with JAS Founder, President
& CEO Jim Horowitz on Sunday morning

• Closing the Experience in a collaboration with the AMFS, JAS presented
a very special performance: Ella @ 100: Direct from the Apollo,
featuring Count Basie Orchestra, Patti Austin, Lizz Wright,
Andra Day and Clint Holmes

JAS once again hosted a free nightly lawn party on the Music Tent
grounds June 23-25 prior to the main stage acts. Crowds were treated to
performances on two stages including the JAS Summer Camp students,
Paa Kow, Morgan James, Arthur LeeLand and Jes Grew.

See the event recap video here: https://youtu.be/8CTvtZqPTsA

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JUNE EXPERIENCE ATTENDANCE

1,630 2,050 SOLD JUNE ATTENDEE PROFILE
OUT
Friday, June 23 Saturday, June 24 9%
Michael McDonald Earth, Wind & Fire 12%
Jon Batiste & Stay Human
GEOGRAPHICS 42%
1,230 1,750 Out of State 37%
Roaring Fork Valley
Sunday, June 25 Saturday, July 1 Metro Denver
Tower of Power Ella @ 100: Elsewhere in CO
Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton
Direct from the Apollo

HOUSEHOLD INCOME 40% 28%
Less than $99,000 32%
$100,000 - $299,999
$300,000+

EDUCATION 11%
Some College
Undergrad Degree 27%
Graduate Level Degree 62%

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LABOR SURVEY
DAY SAYS!

EXPERIENCE (below info taken from 2017 post-event survey)

Snowmass Town Park • 86% of attendees felt the ticket
September 1-3, 2017 price was fair based on their
overall experience
It was a record-breaking season for the JAS Labor
Day Experience which hosted the first ever ADVANCE • 34% of attendees were from
TWO DAY SELL-OUT for both general admission and out of state with top residences
VIP tickets. Both Saturday (Keith Urban, Nathaniel including:
Rateliff & The Night Sweats, St. Paul & the Broken 1. Texas
Bones) and Sunday (Maroon 5, The Roots, The 2. California
Revivalists) saw 10,000 tickets sold while Friday 3. Florida
(Daryl Hall & John Oates, Lake Street Dive) wasn’t 4. Illinois
far behind with 9,500 attendees. With absolutely 5. New York
perfect weather, smooth production and incredible
performances, the 2017 Experience was hands-down • 16% of attendees were visiting
the most successful in JAS history! Leading the way the Aspen/Snowmass area for
in ticket sales were the three-day event passes which the first time
went on-sale in late December 2016, JAS’ earliest
on-sale. Three day pass sales were up 30% while • JAS received high marks for ease
ticket sales overall were up 34% from last year. of ticket purchase, ease of getting
to and from the venue, quality of
See the full event wrap video here: food and service
https://youtu.be/SmzuMXvPSa4

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GENERAL ADMISSION ATTENDEE PROFILE

10% 34% 7% 6% MORE
35% 10% 29% ATTENDEE
INFO
53% 28%
30% • 57% are home owners of one property
37% • 29% are home owners of multiple
21%
properties
GEOGRAPHICS AGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME • 69% have a full-time job
Out of State 29 & younger Less than $50,000 • 15% are retired
Roaring Fork Valley 30-39 $50,000-99,999 • 91% consider outdoor activities important
Metro Denver 40-49 $100,000 - $199,999
Elsewhere in CO 50 & older $200,000+ to their lifestyle
• 95% consider traveling/vacations
LABOR DAY EXPERIENCE ATTENDANCE
important to their lifestyle
9,500 10,000 SOLD 10,000 SOLD • 88% consider exercise important to
OUT OUT
Friday, September 1 their lifestyle
Daryl Hall & John Oates Saturday, September 2 Sunday, September 3 • 64% spend over $500 on outdoor gear
Keith Urban Maroon 5
Lake Street Dive The Roots annually (39% over $1,000)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats • 21% fly 10+ times per year
St. Paul & The Broken Bones The Revivalists • While visiting the Roaring Fork Valley over

Labor Day weekend:
69% went hiking

28% went mountain biking
74% dined out in local restaurants
55% went shopping at local businesses

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LABOR DAY EXPERIENCE
PATRON/VIP ATTENDEE PROFILE

10% GEOGRAPHICS Based on primary residence
35% 55% Out of State
Roaring Fork Valley
Elsewhere in CO

10% AGE
26% 45 or younger
46-55
33% 56-65
31% 66+

64% 18% HOUSEHOLD INCOME
18% $249,999 or less
$250,000 - 499,999
$500,000+

MORE PATRON/VIP INFO

• 70% are home owners of multiple properties
(75% own at least 1 home in the Roaring Fork Valley)

• 65% travel by air more than 10 times per year

• 37% fly only first class or private

• 84% are likely to fly outside of the continental US in the next 12 months

• 77% spend over $1,000 annually on sports gear and activities
(29% of which spend over $10,000 annually)

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The JAS Café has quickly become
one of Aspen’s most exciting new
cultural experiences, entertaining
audiences in three incredible local
venues: Downstairs at The Little Nell
and Cooking School of Aspen and
Upstairs at the Aspen Art Museum.
In 2017 the Café featured 20 diverse,
world-class artists over 31 nights.

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“The growth of the JAS Café into a In conjunction with the JAS Café, in 2017 JAS broadened
full season of winter and summer their music education message to build a bridge for JAS
performances offers JAS the chance constituents between JAS In-School programs, aimed at
to develop an expanding menu of students, and an expanding menu of new initiatives which
new initiatives to “educate adult aim to “Educate Adult Audiences,” using the JAS Café as an
audiences” on the evolution of jazz, anchor. These initiatives include:
its history and the unique ways in
which jazz has interacted with other LISTEN UP!
cultures around the globe as it has
continuously evolved since emerging Pre-concert talks with JAS Café artists dedicated to the history of the performing artist
in New Orleans in the early 1900s.” and the orgin of the music they will perform. See video here: https://youtu.be/iULAI4t2gTQ
– Jim Horowitz, JAS President/CEO
LATE NIGHT DANCE PARTY

A series of 9:15pm JAS Café shows aimed at a younger audience, featuring a dance
area, reinforcing the early history of jazz, when the emergence of radio coincided with jazz
establishing itself as a widely loved “dance music.” Some shows to be followed by a late
night “Meet the Artist” session.

JAS CAFÉ CORNER

Expansion of JAS marketing and dissemination of historic context for all JAS Café artists,
combining relevant music facts along with artist bios and playlist. Pre-concert blog and
social media posts with illuminating inside stories about the music. Content presentation
making the JAS Café Corner an ongoing “go to” resource for the continuation of music
education on the evolution of jazz and its history.

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2017 JAS CAFÉ ARTISTS

Jan. 13-14 Squirrel Nut Zippers July 29-30 Ella & Louis: Together Again featuring
Feb. 3-4 Diego Figueiredo & Chiara Izzi Byron Stripling & Carmen Bradford
Feb. 17-18 Marcos Valle Aug. 10 Cyrille Aimee
March 3-4 Halie Loren Aug. 11 Cubanismo
March 17-18 Etienne Charles Aug. 12 Take 6
March 31-April 1 Cory Henry Revival Aug. 18 Eliane Elias: 100 Years of Samba!
June 22 Hiromi Duet featuring Edmar Castaneda Aug. 19 Nnenna Freelon
June 29-30 Jamison Ross Aug. 20 Jacob Collier
July 7-8 Dr. Lonnie Smith – Evolution Dec. 21-22 Niki Haris & James Horowitz Trio
July 14 Butler Bernstein & the Hot 9 Dec. 29-10 DeeDee Bridgewater
July 15 Clint Holmes & The H2 Big Band:
From Sinatra to Ray Charles

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SPECIAL prior to a sizzling performance by Etienne Charles, virtuoso
Trinidadian-born trumpeter. Etienne brought his 8-piece
EVENTS Calypso band which threw down a “Creole Soul’ party. It was
a wonderful evening honoring our supporters!
DISTRICT 8 HONOR JAZZ /
MARBLE DISTILLERY RECEPTION CRAWFISH & CRUISERS

On February 4th & 5th, a group of talented young jazz For the third year in a row, the Crawfish & Cruisers event proved
musicians gathered for the JAS District 8 Honor Jazz to be another successful kick-off to the JAS summer season.
Program at Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale. For two As the tent filled with people and the buffet line was bustling, it
days, they participated in intensive jazz training, including became apparent this event is loved by the community. Aspen
instructional workshops and rehearsals, with a faculty of Peak was back as a co-sponsor, along with Original Penguin,
professional musicians provided by JAS. On Saturday, who generously provided their snazzy shirts for the Roaring Fork
February 5th, JAS hosted a reception for parents and guests Jazz Band to wear during their performance. We also enjoyed
at Marble Distillery prior to the students performances to give a stellar performance from the Basalt Street Horns of Basalt
them more information on how the organization can support Middle & High School, who had everyone on their feet. SMOKE
their child’s journey. Modern BBQ out did themselves once again with the delicious
crawfish boil delicacies; Chateau d’Esclans was pouring their
WINTER NATIONAL COUNCIL PARTY fabulous Whispering Angel Rose wine; Marble Distillery served
up tasty specialty cocktails, and the Aspen Brewery beers were
Once again, JAS switched up the venue for our 2017 Winter flowing. We were thrilled to have everyone come together to eat,
National Council Party held March 17th. This year, we hosted drink, listen to our student bands, and enjoy the evening!
our members at the Cooking School of Aspen. To kick the
evening off, everyone first enjoyed cocktails on the patio
of Rustique – yes, the weather cooperated, and it was a
beautiful March evening. Afterwards, we headed downstairs
to the Cooking School. A lovely 3-course dinner was served
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FAMILY STONE SUMMER BENEFIT LABOR DAY KICKOFF PARTY

For the second year, we returned to the Belly Up Aspen The Labor Day Experience Kick-Off Party, hosted by
for another amazing Summer Benefit with a performance by Compass Real Estate and Patrón Tequila, took place the
members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Thursday prior to the Festival on the rooftop of the Aspen Art
The Family Stone. Prior to the performance, we offered Museum. Donors, sponsors and friends of JAS were treated
guests the option to join us at Casa Tua for drinks and to hors d’oeuvres, delicious Patrón cocktails, music and
dinner, before to moving over to the Belly Up for dessert, more. By the end of the evening everyone was on their feet
drinks, and lots of dancing. The Family Stone, featuring showing off their best dance moves!
original members of Sly and the Family Stone, put on a
sizzling show. The dance floor was packed and things heated NYC NATIONAL COUNCIL TRIP
up quickly. It was an exceptional performance and evening of
fundraising attendees will not soon forget. This year, JAS staff and National Council members hit the
big city in a whirlwind tour of some of New York’s hottest
SUMMER NATIONAL COUNCIL PARTY jazz clubs, restaurants, and museums. The trip, curated by
JAS President, Jim Horowitz, gave attendees an inside look
Once again, the JAS National Council took over the JAS Café at many of the places that helped inspire the JAS Café. It
upstairs at the Aspen Art Museum for the Summer Party, was also an opportunity to see from Jim how he goes about
held on August 11. The evening was graciously hosted by scouting many of the amazing acts that have appeared
Harry & Kathryn Fleck Peisach. To Kathryn’s surprise, she on the JAS Café stages in Aspen. It was a wonderful
was honored that evening for her dedication and loyalty to gathering of JAS friends, old and new, on what turned out
the organization. It was a special moment for all. Julia and to be an unseasonably warm and beautiful Fall weekend!
Allen Domingos, of Epicure Catering, once again out did Trip highlights included: a kickoff party at JAS sponsor,
themselves with a fantastic dinner spread that included D’Angelico Guitars Showroom; and a Jazz at Lincoln Center
organic salmon and herb crusted beef tenderloin, along with Tour, conducted by the Director of Operations, which gave us
delicious accompaniments. Once dinner concluded, the a behind the scenes look at the state of the art architecture
sizzling 11-piece Cuban band, ¡Cubanismo!, took the stage and infrastructure of the incredible facilities. All were left in
and heated up the rooftop terrace. It was a beautiful night awe! We also enjoyed performances at the legendary
celebrating our amazing National Council members. B.B. King Blues Club and Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, as well as
several dinners at world-renowned restaurants throughout
NYC. A Sunday Gospel Brunch closed the weekend at the D’ANGELICO WINTER KICKOFF PARTY
legendary Red Rooster of Harlem. It was an incredible trip,
and we look forward to hosting more in the future. JAS kicked off the Winter Season on December 21st at the
newly opened D’Angelico Guitars Showroom in downtown
Aspen. A 2017 sponsor of JAS, the opening of the
D’Angelico pop-up store has given the thriving partnership
a local home base. The showroom is a gorgeous space
showcasing the stunning D’Angelico guitars and accessories.
The event featured live music from JAS students and
instructors, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres. The showroom
was full of guitar enthusiasts and music lovers that were
excited to experience the new space and engage with the
friendly staff. After the party, guests were invited to head
over to the JAS Café for our first show of the winter season,
featuring Niki Harris & the James Horwitz Trio.

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2017 MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

The Know by Denver Post, Jazz Festivals You Should Check Out in
Colorado This Summer
http://theknow.denverpost.com/2017/05/26/colorado-summer-jazz-
festivals-2017/145528/
“Jazz Aspen Snowmass has become the textbook example of how to throw
a music festival, combining world-class musicianship with the distinctive
atmosphere the Aspen area has to offer.”
303 Magazine, Colorado Festival Season
http://303magazine.com/2017/03/2017-colorado-festival-season/
“This event, though small and humble, brings a mighty plate to the table
of deciding-which-festivals-to-drop-dough-on. With a stacked lineup of
Maroon 5, Keith Urban, the Roots and Daryl Hall and John Oates, it could
very well be worth it.”
Matador Network, 12 Ways a Trip to Colorado Will Surprise You
https://matadornetwork.com/read/12-ways-a-trip-to-colorado-surprise-you/
“Jazz Aspen Snowmass is one of the state’s premier live music events,
tucked in the bottom of the Roaring Fork Valley. This year’s festival
headliners include Maroon 5, The Roots, Hall & Oates, and Keith Urban.
Yeah, it’s a big deal.”
Forbes, Autumn in Aspen
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ambergibson/2017/09/07/autumn-adventure-
inaspen/#61b35a593cc1
“In the VIP section you can get so close to the stage that you think
Adam Levine is crooning just to you. Plus, the food is better than any festival
food I’ve ever tasted. Chef Martin Oswald of Aspen’s Pyramid Bistro curated
a menu that this year ranged from super tender grilled veal tongue with
harissa honey carrots to sushi and nutritarian turmeric curry with broccoli,
roasted peppers and forbidden black rice.”
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Aspen Times, Jazz Aspen’s Labor Day Experience Has Sold Record
Number of Tickets
http://www.aspentimes.com/entertainment/activities-events/jazz-aspens-
labor-dayexperience-has-sold-record-number-of-tickets/
“If you don’t already have tickets in hand for the Jazz Aspen Snowmass
Labor Day Experience, you may be out of luck this weekend. This year’s
edition of the annual pop music festival at Snowmass Town Park is the
fastest- and biggest-selling event in its 22-year history.”
Aspen Daily News, The Business of Jazz Aspen Snowmass
http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/176543
“Today JAS operates with a nearly $9 million annual budget that supports
a pair of festivals at two distinct venues while employing six year-round
staffers. It also boasts of the strongest advance ticket sales in its history –
during this weekend’s Labor Day Experience – and has become a key ally
for valley schools to fill in their music education programming gaps.”
Sopris Sun, How Roaring Fork Became a School of Jazz
http://www.soprissun.com/news-general/170525_rfhsjazz?A=
SearchResult&SearchID=4315239&ObjectID=7685332&ObjectType=35
“The RFHS Jazz Band meets every Wednesday after school under the
directorship of Mark Johnson. JAS has funded Johnson in that role and will
continue to support his position to teach the new class, which will offer
students a college-level music experience.”
Roaring Fork Lifestyle, JAS Aspen Echos Through the Valley
http://www.roaringforklifestyle.com/2017/08/31/jas-aspen-echos-
through-the-valley/
“Two years ago, Basalt teenager Isaac Musselman got to meet Christian
McBride after listening to the Grammy-winning jazz bassist perform at a JAS
concert. As a young musician, Musselman was nervous to play in front of
McBride, but the concert inspired him, and his musical dedication took a shift.”

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JAZZ ASPEN SNOWMASS
2017 FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

For the period ending December 31, 2017 - AuditedJAZZ AT ASPENͲSNOWMASS
STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION
December 31, 2017



ASSETS

Cash and Cash Equivalents $ 2,337,665
Accounts Receivable 40,620
Prepaid Expenses 83,164
Inventory 65,955
Leasehold Improvements and Equipment, net 253,523
Lease Deposits 4,503
Beneficial Interest at AVCF 9,585

TOTAL ASSETS $ 2,795,015

LIABILITIES & NET ASSETS

LIABILITIES $ 101,931
22,827
Accounts Payable 913,342
Accrued Expenses
Deferred Revenue 1,038,100

TOTAL LIABILITIES 598,480
1,158,435
NET ASSETS 1,756,915
$ 2,795,015
Unrestricted
Temporarily Restricted

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TOTAL LIABILITIES & NET ASSETS







See accompanying notes and independent auditor’s report.

JAZZ ASPEN SNOWMASS
2017 FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

For the period ending December 31, 2017 - AuditedJAZZ AT ASPENͲSNOWMASS
STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES
For the Year Ended December 31, 2017


Temporarily

Unrestricted Restricted Total

REVENUES AND OTHER SUPPORT $ 4,083,901
1,291,160
Contributions $ 2,925,466 $ 1,158,435 52,140
3,654,315
Sponsorships 1,291,160 Ͳ 82,317
Grants 52,140 Ͳ
Patron and General Ticketing 3,654,315 Ͳ 583,290
Special Events 82,317 Ͳ (563)
Concessions, Merchandise and
583,290 Ͳ Ͳ
Other Revenues 9,746,560

Investment Income, net (563) Ͳ
Net Assets Released From Restrictions:
Satisfaction of Program & Time Restrictions 918,212 (918,212)
TOTAL REVENUES AND OTHER SUPPORT 9,506,337 240,223

EXPENSES 292,658 Ͳ 292,658
Program Expenses: 1,359,538 Ͳ 1,359,538
Educational Programs 6,018,708 Ͳ 6,018,708
June Festival 723,406 Ͳ 723,406
Labor Day Festival 7,500 Ͳ 7,500
JAS Café 8,401,810 Ͳ 8,401,810
Free Series
Total Program Expenses

Supporting Services 287,376 Ͳ 287,376
Management and General 427,681 Ͳ 427,681
Fundraising 715,057 Ͳ 715,057
Total Supporting Services

TOTAL EXPENSES 9,116,867 Ͳ 9,116,867

CHANGE IN NET ASSETS 389,470 240,223 629,693

NET ASSETS, January 1, 2017 209,010 918,212 1,127,222

NET ASSETS, December 31, 2017 $ 598,480 $ 1,158,435 $ 1,756,915


See accompanying notes and independent auditor’s report.

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Concessions, Merchandise & Other Revenues Management & General

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DONORS FOR THE 2017 SEASON

$100,000+ $10,000 - $24,999 James R. & Michele Jackoway Randy & Shannon Ware Paul & Sandy Edgerley
Tom & Mary James Michael & Adelaide Waters Bubba & Tracy Eggleston
Anonymous Jeff & Rita Adler Patricia & Howard Jenkins Bryan & Marjorie Wachs Weingarten Marion Fairbanks
Richard & Kitzia Goodman Laurie Altman & Jeannine Hummel Holly Jensen Lenny Weinglass Tom & Darlynn Fellman
Richard & Nancy Rogers Spencer & Becky Armour Tamar Johnson Doug & Lynda Weiser Jason & Jodee Ferree
Jeffery & Elisha Zander Mary Jane Miller Women in Jazz Fund Tom & Ann Korologos Barry Weisfeld Jon & Moira Fiore
Fred & Genene Ayarza Jack Lafield Laura Welch Arthur Fishman
$25,000 - $99,999 William Baker James S. & Suzann Levine William Wrigley, Jr. Mark & Linda Florin
Steven & Teresa Beal Thomas & Margi Levitt Viceroy Hotel Snowmass Forum Phi Architecture | Interiors |
Alpine Bank Marc & Cathy Bern Toby Devan Lewis
Alan & Judi Altman Doug & Kim Borror Pete & Sam Louras $5,000 - $9,999 Planning
Robert Andy R.C. & Beth Buford Larry & Susan Marx Anne Foster
Edward P. Bass Caribou Club - Billy Stoltz & Jason & Jenn Mendelson Michael Adams Dain & Hillary Fritz
Tony & Terri Caine Michael & Ellen Merriman Mone Anathan David Garfinkle & Maira Suro
Greg & Rhonda Casillas Richard Edwards John & Carrie Morgridge Anonymous John Gart
David Chazen Rick Check & Christine Karnes Richard Morris Anonymous Nicole Giantonio & Jim Horowitz
Rick Crandall & Pamela Levy Adam & Mary Cherry Joseph Travis Novak Anonymous Diane Gibson
James & Paula Crown Gloria Christal Kimberly Paige Libby Anschutz Susan Gilbert
Susan Crown & William Kunkler Frank Cohen Florence Paley Jeff & Lisa Aronin Sallie Golden
David & Holly Dreman Bill & Claudia Coleman Andrew & Margaret Paul Scott Autrey Andi & Jim Gordon
Art & Marcy Falcone Laura “Siri” Hutcheson & Camille Cook Doren Madey Pinnell Pamela Bastian Richard Grader
Michael Fries Arie Steve & Nancy Crown William C. Powers Trevor & Jana Bezdek Keith Gunter
David & Sheila Fuente Laurie Crown & Rick Ortega Leslie Rainbolt-Forbes Tony & Cathy Blank Donna Harper
Stevie Gillman Charles & Angela Cunniffe Marc & Sheri Rapaport Gary Block Marnie Haydock
Jamie & Bush Helzberg Donna Di Ianni & Peter Rispoli Steve & Kim Robson Bret & Cindy Bolin Alan Helene
Jacob & Deborah Kotzubei Marianne Elmasri Billy & Rozanne Rosenthal Scott & Ella Brittingham Sheila Herman
Tim LaRose & Lorrie Wright-LaRose Steven & Kiki Esrick David & Meg Roth Glenn & April Bucksbaum Brigitta Herst
Les Dames d’Aspen Bruce Etkin Patrick & Mary Scanlan Daniel & Cynthia Caruso Daniel Hill
Monty & Paula Loud Matt & Karen Fairbairn Tracy & John Sellers Richard & Tracy Cheatham Zachary & Melissa Holland
Bob & Nancy Magoon Joe & Sherry Felson Neal & Jacqueline Shear Tom & Megan Clark Michael & Lisa Holthouse
Robert & Judy Mann Paul L. & Alejandra Foster John H. & Patsy Shields Ernie & Stephanie Cockrell Ron Horowitz
Steve Marcus Shelly & Golda Friedstein John Silberman David I. & Patricia Alper Cohn Mike Hundert
Earl & Tricia Michie Ronald & Cheri Fromm Paul Singer Colorado Creative Industries Gabriel Hyams
Harry & Kathryn Fleck Peisach Leonard Genet & Dale Goodman Dean Singleton Robert Cramer Liba Icahn
Robert & Lexie Potamkin Edouard & Brooke Gerschel Mark & Millinda Sinnreich Patricia Crown Cortland & April James
John & Monika Preston Greg & Amy Gibson Walker & Jenna Stapleton Robert Damico Ricky Jenkins
Allen & Kelli Questrom Steve & Laurie Gordon Steven & Candice Stark Gary & Ellen Davis Bruce & Deborah Kaye
Jude & Lori Reyes Robert Graham Ryan Steelberg Matt Deno Don Keltner
Don & Barbara Rosenberg Richard & Eileen Greenberg John Groccia & Kirstie Steiner Ari & Ann Deshe Scott & Elizabeth Kimple
Robert & Deborah Newman Sharpe Bill & Margi Greenfield Michael & Lonna Stolper Mark & Karen Devlin Mark Kleckner & Tracey Snow
Shawn Thomson Gerald & Ellen Greenspoon Dana & Andrew Stone Stephanie Don Kyle Klein
Stuart & MarrGwen Townsend David Heck Bob & Pam Taylor Don & Carol Donnally Sue Klein
John Walton Jane Hire James Valerio Kevin Donohoe Michael & Sheila Kurzman
K.C. & Randa Weiner Henry & Angela Hite John & Carol Walter John & Jenn Dorsey Farzin & Shirley Lalezari
Wheeler Opera House (City of Aspen) Woody L. & Gayle Hunt Geoff & Alison Edelstein David & Sylvia Lichtenger
Robert & Soledad Hurst
Arts Grant Program

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DONORS FOR THE 2017 SEASON

Paul Lux Stu & Jill Siegel $2,500 - $4,999 Allan Finney Saul Kravec
Catherine Maas Stacey & Keith Silverstein Bram & Susan Flynn Karen Krolicki
Paul MacCaskill Elliott & Donna Slade Leland Abrams Christine Ford John & Randi Kruger
Charles & Katherine MacNider Rob & Claire Slaymaker Ted Abrams John Ford Timothy Kruse
Janine Mandel Ken Small & Mindy Wexler Lawrence Altman James Fowler Joni Kuhn
Jeffrey & Nicola Marcus Lester & Sue Smith Joyce Amico & Charles Malkemus Tom & Cris Gallagher Steven Lake
Patrick & Catherine Markert Melissa Smith Katherine Arnold Edgar Garrabrant Cindy Landon
Michael & Monica Maroone Patrick Smith & Jennifer Burrows Louis Bachrodt Kavous Gitibin Pamela Lange
Julia Marreel Wynne & Aimee Snoots Jeb & Lora Ball Diane Glimcher Glen & Tracy Larner
Charles & Alison McAdam Michael Rubinoff & Donna Snow Robert & Cara Balogh Brian Gogel Richard Lemke
Bill & Yvonne McCallum Hayden Sohr Luke Beatty John & Alicia Goldsmith Thomas Lester
David & Tracey McMahon Susan Sparks Bruce & Barbara Berger Greg Gould Thomas Lewis
Susan Meeder John Special Kelli Bettis Jim & Pamela Graham Suzanne Leydecker
Tim & Jill Meenan Steven & Alexis Spiritas Lewis Biscamp Dean Greenberg Ferdinand Liotta
Alex & Cathy Mendez Jill St. Louis Bob Bisplinghoff Teddy Greenspan Roger Lynch
Alec & Gail Merriam Stanley & Isabelle Starn Steve & Paula Black Jeff Grinspoon & Jon Foley Robert & Patty Mack
Adam & Martha Metz Steven & Sandy Stay Kelly Bloom Toni Haber Debbie MacNamara
Carlos Migoya David & Linda Stein Alan Braverman Amanda Hammack Evan Marks
Lloyd & Susan Miller Judith Steinberg & Paul J. Hoenmans Deborah Breen Steve & Sally Hansen Joe & Jennifer Mason
Hala & Sami Mnaymneh Gary & Angie Stewart Mary Bright Pam Hatcher Tony & Mona Look Mazza
Ronnie & Marci Morgan Warren Stickney Scott Brody Roger Roy Hauger David McCool
Jeffrey & Karen Oddo Kenny & Sandy Tate Jaron Brooks Daniel Hickey Cindy McCord
Paul & Erin Pariser Shelly Thigpen Robert & Susan Brown Kate Hobbs Laura & Andrew McCullough
Chris & Janice Penrose William & Laura Thomas Andrew Cader Dave & Ruthie Hoff Tracy McLaughlin
Robert Pew & Susan Taylor Thrift Shop of Aspen Diane Canepa Jeff & Joan Hoffberger David Meeker
Mark & Allyson Pharr Jesse & Filipe Vieira da Rocha Elena Canova Russell & Helen Hoffberger Jessica Meyer
Marty & Liane Phillips Duer Wagner, III Robert Casterline James Hogg Josh & Elizabeth Mondry
Christy Lee Pope Jay & Patti Webster Laurie Conn Shawn Holsonback Pamela Morgan
David & Nancy Pustka Sol & Faith Weiss Pat Cooper Sue Hostetler William Murphy
Stacey Reed Wells Fargo Private Bank Peter Corrigan Scot & Barbara Hunter Belinda Newman
Howard M. & Sue C. Robinson Ronda Weybright Kathleen Cowie Kathleen D. Hutchinson & John C. Nolan Georgeann Nikolich
Amnon & Katie Rodan Wendalin Whitman Michael & Michele Criden Timothy Hyland Julie Nini
Marvin & Elaine Rosenberg Brenda Wild & Tony Coia Ted Dameris Brooke Ireland Ruth Oratz
John Rowland & Sarah Broughton Celia Wilson Ben & Linda Davis Margaret Jandegian Carol Hood Peterson
Gary & Alyse Ruth Larry & Lorrie Winnerman Rebecca Diaz Jill Jeffer Lori Pevny
Michael & Tricia Sakich Joe Wise Robert & Tracy Donnell Pamela Joseph Fernando Pires
Nathan & Karen Sandler Joe Wolf Lori Dresner & Pete Wycoff Paula Kadison Brandi Pollock
Albert Sanford & Dorothy Wildman Bill & Jude Wolpert Merle Dulien Mike & Nada Karas Michael & Lisa Puder
Jeffery Scarborough Corinne Wood Jay & Jessica Earnest Keith Katkin Kathryn & Richard Rabinow
Lisa & David T. Schiff Ann Woodroof Jeff Ecklund William Kay Jodee & Dean Rager
Lee Schumacher Julie Wooley Judy & Dennis Egan Edward Keely Mary Virginia Reid
David & Phyllis Scruggs David W. & Barbara Zalaznick Marshall Ezralow & Vicki Pearson Kevin King Bradley Renehan
George Sells David & Ivy Zelman Helen Feinberg William Kortepeter Anthony Ressler
Lewis & Melanie Sharps Henry Fella & Sara Woodward Michael & Suzanne Kosnitzky David Rhea
Jim & Helen Fifield

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DONORS FOR THE 2017 SEASON

Noelle Rohde $1,000 - $2,999 Jeff & Cari Kuhlman Chuck & Marnie Bond Bruce Taylor
Herbert & Michelle Rosenfeld Julie Lampton Amy Bresky Harold & Dorothy Thau
Andy & Ivette Rothschild Pattie Aresty Katherine LeMieux-Rodman Molly Brooks Lea Tucker
Greg & Patti Rulon Dawn Arnall Robin Levinson Matt Brown Chris Vietor
Diane Rutgers Chip Beir Marc Lipton Chester Brown Daniel Wade
Corrine Sands Donna Kay Berger Laura Maggos David Cook & Christine Benedetti Jeanne Wade
Wido & Carla Schaefer Heather Bisiker Erin McGuire Mark & Yoly Davis Graham Walsh
Joel & Randy Schenkman Samuel & Nancy Blank Lee McGuire Mary S. Dominick & Sven Coomer Charles Weaver
Tony & Pam Schneider Mark & Mareike Blodgett Susan McIntire Virginia & Jeff Edelson Mark & Brooke Casillas Welgos
Jocelyn Schnier Jim Bruno Denise Monteleone Muriel Eulich Laura Werlin
Janis Schonfeld Dianne Burnett Don & Sara Nelson Jennifer Figge Kathy Williams
John & Jeannie Seybold Jessica Cambeiro Gary & Lucinda Nichols Aaron & Barbara Fleck Lindsay Wilson
George & Teena Shaw Roger Cleveland John & D’Ann Norwood Jennifer Fung Melissa Wisenbaker
Jerilyn Shaw Michael & Sandy Collins Bonnie Pope David Garrison & Sara Nadolny Eames & Pamela Taylor Yates
Thomas Sherlock Community First Foundation Retail Specialty Inc. Catherine Gildenhorn Robin Zendell
Debbie Sherman Page Cook James & Judy Rifkin Mary Ann & James R. Harris
Juliet Shield-Taylor Michael F. & Dr. Veronica Selinko Curran Russ Robinson Marilyn Heston
James Shoriak John & Eliza Duncan Mary Schmidt-Libby Jessica Hite
Michael Sidley Robert & Linda Faktorow John & Margaret Shaffer Rick klausner
John Silich Willa Falck Steven Shane Michael Klein
Gordon Silver George & Elizabeth Farish Edward Shaoul Jill Knaus
David & Morgan Simonds Kathy Finley Noah Shore Keven Kneipper
Carrie Sisson Tim Fox Jonathan Simon Craig Krumwiede
John Sobrato Margo Frost Robert Singer Vince Lahey
Richard & Maria Stafford Becky Gilbert Bob & Adriane Sirkus Ana Landa
Colette Stallbaumer David & Louise Gitlitz Thad & Sarah Smith Joshua Landis
Dan Stanberry Andy Goldfarb Chris Souki Deborah Levy
Doug Stewart Alfred Goldstein Tina Staley Barbara & Tony Marks
Douglas & Gabriella Stuart Tiziano Gorton Dan Steinman Edward Lee Mulcahy II
Kevin Tobel Carey Graham Shelley Summers Becky Musselman
Elissa Topol Maria Green Kent Van liere Joanna Myers
Joel & Jessica Towbin David & Michelle Greenberg Paulina Van Pelt Finely Nghi
Sean Tynan Jeff Halpern Jeff Wandell Doug Paley
Lisa Walsh Richard Hodosh & Helga Fisch George Steve & Lydia Whipple Claudia Potamkin
Soffia Wardy John Hornblower Reed Williams Maxwell Rispoli
Jay Warren Heidi Houston Xi Gamma Tau Bob & Lauren Roberts
William H. & Mattie Wattis Patrick Howard Brittanie Rockhill
Catherine Howell $999 - $50 Mary Ellen Rogers
Harris Foundation Richard & Debbie Jelinek Katherine Sand
Sheila WeidmanFarley Mindy Karl Katherine Abraham Arthur & Pamela Sanders
Joseph & Carrie Wells Matt Khoury Shari Applebaum Gail Scott & Thomas D. Quinlan
Susan Winship Terri Kight Lisa & George Baker Megan Shean
Steven Woodward Valentina Kova Bealka Piano Service Martha Singleton
Patrick Youssi David Kudish Arabella Beavers Patrick Suciu
Curtis & Carole Zeigler Megan Bentzin

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CORPORATE SPONSORS

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2017 annual report » 31 «

Jazz Aspen Snowmass

110 E. Hallam, Suite 104 Aspen, CO 81611
970-920-4996, jazzaspensnowmass.org

JAS is a 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit Organization


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