Litchfield Jazz Festival & Jazz Camp



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Kent Has That Jazz -- More than 30 FREE Concerts Presented by Litchfield Jazz Camp & Fest

Kent Has That Jazz -- More than 30 FREE Concerts Presented by Litchfield Jazz Camp & Fest
WHEN: July 9, 7:15 –
Aug 08, 2012 - 9:00

This FREE Series runs from July 9 – August 8 and features Litchfield Jazz Camp’s award-winning faculty and highlights talented Camp students. Professional faculty perform at 7:15 PM 3-4 nights a week at Kent School’s Mattison Auditorium, and Jazz Camp students on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings between 6-9 PM and Saturday afternoons at various venues around Kent, CT.

This is a unique opportunity to hear some of the best jazz players in the industry as well as up-and-coming talent in an intimate setting free of charge. If you feel inspired, a free will donation will support Litchfield Jazz Camp need-based scholarship students.

Professionals will include Litchfield Jazz Camp teaching artists trumpeters Dave Ballou, Russ Johnson and Claudio Roditi, bassists Mario Pavone, Avery Sharpe, Nilson Matta, Joris Teepe and Marcus McLaurine, pianists Onaje Allen Gumbs, Jen Allen, Champian Fulton and Helen Sung, guitarists Paul Bollenback, Dave Stryker, Doug Munro and Roni Ben-Hur, drummers Matt Wilson, Charli Persip, Yoron Isreal, Steve Johns and George Schuller, saxophonists Kris Allen, Claire Daly, Mike DiRubbo, Jeff Lederer, Lauren Sevian, Wayne Escoffery and Gary Smulyan, trombonists Vincent Gardener and Peter McEacher, vocalists Kevin Mahogany and Lisanne Lyons, and many more. 
Click here to view the complete nightly line-up.

to watch faculty perform "In a Mellow Tone," from 2010.


Litchfield Jazz Camp Faculty Concerts | Mattison Auditorium, Kent School
7:15 - 8:45 PM

Monday, July 9                Monday, July 30
Tuesday, July 10             Tuesday, July 31
Wednesday, July 11        Wednesday, August 1
Thursday, July 12            Thursday, August 2

Monday, July 16              Monday, August 6
Tuesday, July 17             Tuesday, August 7
Wednesday, July 18       Wednesday, August 8
Thursday, July 19

Monday, July 23
Tuesday, July 24
Thursday, July 26

Concert Line-up /Which faculty will perform each night - CLICK HERE.

Litchfield Jazz Camp Student Performances
Various Venues, Kent, CT

Doc’s Trattoria
Tuesday, July 10, 6 – 8:30 PM
Tuesday, July 17, 6 – 8:30 PM
Tuesday, July 24, 6 – 8:30 PM
Tuesday, July 31, 2, 6 – 8:30 PM
Tuesday, August 7, 6 – 8:30 PM

Fife ‘n Drum Restaurant
Wednesday July 11, 6:30 – 9 PM
Wednesday July 18, 6:30 – 9 PM
Wednesday July 25, 6:30 – 9 PM
Wednesday, August 1, 6:30 – 9 PM
Wednesday, August 8, 6:30 – 9 PM

Richard J. Lindsey, Bookseller
Saturday, July 14, 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Saturday, July 28, 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Saturday, August 4*, 1:30 – 3:30 PM

Mattison Auditorium, Kent School
End-of-Session Student Concerts at 6:15 pm
Friday, July 13
Friday, July 20
Friday, July 27
Friday, August 3
Thursday, August 9


*August 4 performance is part of the Kent Sidewalk Festival weekend August 2-5. Don't miss all the great activities and sales. Details on

For details and more information call 860-361-6285.

Photo of trumpeter Russ Johnson and pianist Junior Mance by camp alumnus and 2012 media intern Dale Rothenberg.