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Aspen Fest Features Jazz & Boz Scaggs

In Aspen, Colo. they have a different view of what is and what isn’t jazz. Maybe it’s because they hardly leave the hills. Maybe they just don’t have a decent record store in town, one stocked with fresh copies of JazzTimes. Maybe they simply hear a hip name like Boz Scaggs and say “He must play jazz.”

Scaggs, as well as legendary jazz artist Joe Cocker, each have headlining slots at this year’s Janus Jazz Aspen Snowmass festival. But please don’t let the presence of Scaggs or Cocker dissuade you from attending. Honest-to-God jazzers Chico O’Farrill, Brad Mehldau, Patricia Barber and Tony Bennett will be there too.

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