Litchfield Jazz Festival & Jazz Camp

2014 Festival Line-Up

Artist Talks

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Lionel Loueke Giving Master Class at 2009 LJF.  Photo by Fran Kaufman.

Artist Talks

Each summer The Litchfield Jazz Festival offers clinics and artist talks by Festival stars. This year these special events will be hosted by DownBeat Editor, Frank Alkyer, and held on the grounds of the Litchfield Jazz Festival inside the Student Stage Tent.

Did you ever wonder what went into learning an instrument, composing the music you love listening to, or what inspired your favorite musicians to perform? Well, now is your chance to find out.

All are welcome - musicians and music lovers alike - to enjoy thse open format clinics and artist talks. Festival stars will talk about their experiences, demonstrate and, if they choose, invite some students (young and old) to play with them. Artist Talks are held between Mainstage Acts and are open to Festival ticket holders and Litchfield Jazz Campers free of charge.

Artist Talks led by FRANK ALKYER*

Saturday, August 10
Artist Talk with  Kirk Whalum 4:45 - 5:30 PM

Sunday, August 11

Artist Talk with  Jane Bunnett 4:50 - 5:35 PM


*Artists and schedule subject to change

Artist-in-Residence, Matt Wilson leads artist talk with Roy Haynes in 2011.  Photo by Fran Kaufman

2010/11 Artist-in-Residence, Matt Wilson led an artist talk with Roy Haynes in 2011. Photo by Fran Kaufman

Top photo: 2012/13 Artist-in-Residence, Gary Smulyan, giving a Clinic at the 2012 Litchfield Jazz Fest.  Photo by Fran Kaufman.