The Litchfield Jazz Festival, called "one of the best jazz festivals on the map," last summer by Maricia Hillman for AAJ.com, will be held August 5-7, 2011.
Kent is known as the cultural heart of the Litchfield Hills with an array of art galleries, cafes, shops and more, all in walking distance from the festival. The weekend includes the opening night Friends Gala, three days of jazz, fine arts and craft exhibitors, stellar food vendors, master classes by festival stars and performances by Litchfield Jazz Camp students. The Festival is “among the best of the best,” (JazzTimes) and is “a model jazz line-up,” (New York Times). A weekend get-away just two hours from NYC on the Metro North Train.