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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Jazz Aspen Snowmass

Entertain, educate, preserve

three stars

85.49

110 East Hallam Street Suite 104
Aspen, CO 81611
tel: (970) 920-4996   Web Site
EIN: 84-1220222

Board Leadership
Rick Crandall
Chairman

CEO
James Horowitz
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.49 three stars
  Financial 85.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1991, Jazz Aspen Snowmass (JAS) is dedicated to the presentation and preservation jazz, American and popular music through world-class festivals, performances and education programs. The original three day festival has evolved into an internationally recognized summer long series of both free and paid performances, and diverse education programs reaching gifted students, dedicated teachers and young audiences. JAS inaugurates its second decade of existence with a new winter series of concerts and in-school residency programs. Through the years since its inception, the organization has added a four day Labor Day weekend event, a free summer concert series, an all-scholarship jazz residency program for gifted young artists and a new small venue winter jazz series.

Founded in 1991, Jazz Aspen Snowmass (JAS) is dedicated to the presentation and preservation jazz, American and popular music through world-class festivals, performances and education programs. The original three day festival has evolved into an internationally recognized summer long series of both free and paid performances, and diverse education programs reaching gifted students, dedicated teachers and young audiences. JAS inaugurates its second decade of existence with a new winter series of concerts and in-school residency programs. Through the years since its inception, the organization has added a four day Labor Day weekend event, a free summer concert series, an all-scholarship jazz residency program for gifted young artists and a new small venue winter jazz series.

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Financial

three stars

85.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
89.3%
  Administrative Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.19
  Program Expenses Growth 17.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 41.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jazz Aspen Snowmass on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jazz Aspen Snowmass on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Jazz Aspen Snowmass (CO) 85.49 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,682,911
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $65,697
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,748,608
   Program Service Revenue $3,473,339
Total Primary Revenue $10,221,947
   Other Revenue $338,735
TOTAL REVENUE $10,560,682
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,048,444
   Administrative Expenses $606,005
   Fundraising Expenses $809,892
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,464,341
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $96,341
   
Net Assets $1,853,256

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Jas Café $8,709,163 96.3%
Jazz Programs $219,640 2.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 85.49 three stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 86.72 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 85.49 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 86.70 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 76.61 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 76.15 two stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 69.05 one star
2011-12 02/01/2013 81.35 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 79.30 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 77.94 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 77.39 two stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 83.80 three stars
2007-09 06/01/2008 85.84 three stars
2006-09 02/01/2008 88.73 three stars
2005-09 12/15/2006 91.56 four stars
2004-09 01/01/2006 84.90 three stars
2003-09 09/01/2005 88.02 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 84-1220222
Name in IRS Master File JAZZ AT ASPEN-SNOWMASS
NTEE Code A68
NTEE Classification Music
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (90) Cultural performances
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date March, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$301,439 2.88% James Horowitz President, CEO

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Charity Contact Info

Jazz Aspen Snowmass
110 East Hallam Street
Suite 104
Aspen, CO 81611
tel: (970) 920-4996
EIN: 84-1220222

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Board Leadership

Rick Crandall
Chairman

CEO

James Horowitz
President & CEO

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