Each summer The Litchfield Jazz Festival offers master classes by festival stars to students from Litchfield Jazz Camp. This summer, for the first time, those classes will also be open to festival ticket holders free of charge. 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.
The master classes will be held in Mattison Auditorium on the Kent School campus just a few steps from the festival grounds. All are welcome – musicians and music lovers alike - to enjoy this open format class. Festival stars will talk about their experiences, demonstrate and, if they choose, invite some students (young and old) to play with them. To learn more about each artist, click on their names to visit their artist profile pages.
Photo: Roy Hargrove Master Class at 2001 LJF. Photo by Stuart Feldman.