Litchfield Jazz Festival & Jazz Camp



Upcoming Events

The Litchfield Jazz Festival 17th Anniversary

The Litchfield Jazz Festival 17th Anniversary
WHEN: August 10, 5:00 –
Aug 12, 2012 - 8:30
LOCATION:   Goshen Fairgrounds, Connecticut

"One of the best jazz festivals on the map" --Marcia Hillman about the Litchfield Jazz Festival, 2011

The 17th Litchfield Jazz Festival will be held August 10-12, 2012 on the grounds of the Goshen Fairgrounds in Goshen, CT.

Join us under sunny skies in celebration of our return to Goshen with our stellar line-up including performances by Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks, The Four Freshmen, Miguel Zenón Quartet, Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet, Hubert Laws Quartet and many more!

“The Litchfield” is not just a festival—it’s a jazz family. The focus is quality across the boards —the music, art, food and clinics.  Listen, learn and love this music with yourjazz family and celebrate 17 years of Litchfield Jazz.  Returning to its stomping grounds at the Goshen Fairground in Goshen, CT the Festival returns August 10-12. The weekend includes a Gala, Friday Night Jazz Party & Live Auction, three days of music, fine art and handmade crafts, fantastic food and student performances.  The line-up features Hubert Laws, Miguel Zenon, Benny Green, Sojourner Truth Project with Avery Sharpe, Salute to George Coleman with Gary Smulyan and Eric Alexander, Kansas City Swing with Dave Stryker and Kevin Mahogany and much more.  And for five weeks leading up to the Festival enjoy our free series, Kent Has That Jazz, in Kent, CT with performances by Litchfield Jazz Camp's all-star faculty and talented students.  


Photo of Kevin Mahogany by Steven Sussman. Mahogany appears with Dave Stryker and their Kansas City Swing band on Sunday, August 12 at 7 PM.