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Student musicians face off in Jazz Aspen’s Sonic Showdown

Staff report

Jazz Aspen Snowmass and the Jake Foerster Music Arts Fund will present the second annual Sonic Showdown at The Temporary in Basalt on Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m.

Free and open to the public, the Showdown will showcase talented Roaring Fork Valley students in a variety of musical forms including singer-songwriters, rock and jazz bands and DJs. Jazz Aspen utilizes the Showcase to find talent to perform at side stages at the June and Labor Day Experiences as well as other events throughout the year.

Following the Showdown that night, the two organizations will host a new Sonic Silent Disco fundraiser for their joint scholarship fund.

Starting at 8 p.m., the Silent Disco will feature DJ Ronnie, DJ Knuttybird and XHAUSTION, playing a diverse mix of music at the same time. Participants are given a set of headphones and can tune into whichever DJ mix they choose at any time. The only way to hear the music is through the headphones, leaving the room silent with people dancing to different beats across the floor.

Tickets are $30, available at jasstore.org and 970-920-4996. Silent Disco proceeds will support the JAS/JFMAF Scholarship Fund, awarding college funds for local students with plans to expand their drive and expertise in the medium of sound.

Applications for Sonic Showdown student participants are still being accepted. For more information or to apply please visit jazzaspensnowmass.org. Additional details on the event can be found at JFMAF at jakefoersterfund.org or The Temporary at tacaw.org.


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