Litchfield Jazz Festival & Jazz Camp

For a life changing musical experience...

Andrew Hadro Quartet w/ Tony Malaby & Mario Pavone

Saturday 8/6 @ Noon - photo James Korn

Saturday 8/6 @ Noon - photo James Korn Saturday 8/6 @ Noon - photo James Korn

Richie Barshay Trio w/ Jimmy Greene

Saturday 8/6 @ 1:45 PM

Saturday 8/6 @ 1:45 PM Saturday 8/6 @ 1:45 PM

Albert Rivera "Back At It" Band w/ Paul Bollenback

Saturday 8/6 @ 3:30 PM - photo James Korn

Saturday 8/6 @ 3:30 PM - photo James Korn Saturday 8/6 @ 3:30 PM - photo James Korn

Nicole Zuraitis Quintet w/ Dave Stryker

Saturday 8/6 @ 4:45 PM - photo Lindsey Turner

Saturday 8/6 @ 4:45 PM - photo Lindsey Turner Saturday 8/6 @ 4:45 PM - photo Lindsey Turner

Daryl Johns Trio w/ Orrin Evans "Saluting Concert By The Sea"

Saturday 8/6 @ 7:30 PM - photo Ed Berger

Saturday 8/6 @ 7:30 PM - photo Ed Berger Saturday 8/6 @ 7:30 PM - photo Ed Berger

Big Bass Blowout w/ Avery Sharpe & Matt Wilson

Sunday 8/7 12:30 PM - photo Steve Sussman

Sunday 8/7 12:30 PM - photo Steve Sussman Sunday 8/7 12:30 PM - photo Steve Sussman

Emmet Cohen Trio w/ Jimmy Heath

Sunday 8/7 @ 2:15 PM

Sunday 8/7 @ 2:15 PM Sunday 8/7 @ 2:15 PM

Litchfield Jazz Orchestra w/ Don Braden "Earth Wind & Wonder"

Sunday 8/7 @ 4:45 PM - photo Nathan Turner

Sunday 8/7 @ 4:45 PM - photo Nathan Turner Sunday 8/7 @ 4:45 PM - photo Nathan Turner

Curtis Brothers Trio w/ Donald Harrison

Sunday 8/7 @ 6:15 PM

Sunday 8/7 @ 6:15 PM Sunday 8/7 @ 6:15 PM

Festival goers enjoy perfect weather at the Festival

Photo by Nathan Turner

Photo by Nathan Turner Photo by Nathan Turner

Litchfield Jazz Campers perform on second stage

Photo by Lindsey Turner

Photo by Lindsey Turner Photo by Lindsey Turner

Having fun at the Friends of the Festival Party

Photo by Lindsey Turner

Photo by Lindsey Turner Photo by Lindsey Turner

Steve Soklin's Some Kind Of Art

Photo by Lindsey Turner

Photo by Lindsey Turner Photo by Lindsey Turner

Odeen's BBQ was a huge hit!

Photo by Lindsey Turner

Photo by Lindsey Turner Photo by Lindsey Turner

Jessica Designs lovely display

Photo by Lindsey Turner

Photo by Lindsey Turner Photo by Lindsey Turner

For even the youngest of jazz lovers

Photo by Lindsey Turner

Photo by Lindsey Turner Photo by Lindsey Turner

Charli Persip backstage with Vita Muir, Founder/Director

Photo by Lindsey Turner

Photo by Lindsey Turner Photo by Lindsey Turner

Romance and Jazz

Photo by Nathan Turner

Photo by Nathan Turner Photo by Nathan Turner

LJF Sponsors Telefunken

Photo by Lindsey Turner

Photo by Lindsey Turner Photo by Lindsey Turner

Don Braden, Vita Muir and Jeff Lederer Backstage

Photo by Lindsey Turner

Photo by Lindsey Turner Photo by Lindsey Turner
21st Anniversary

Litchfield Jazz Festival

August 6 & 7, 2016
Goshen Fairgrounds • Goshen, CT
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2014 mainstage performers

  • Cyrus Chestnut Trio
  • The Gospel According to Jazz with Kirk Whalum
  • Cécile McLorin Salvant
  • Jimmy Greene Quartet
  • The Litchfield Jazz Festival Orchestra Django Reinhardt Project
  • Mike Stern Band featuring Bob Franceschini, Teymur Phell and Lionel Cordew
  • Jane Bunnett and Maqueque
  • Mario Pavone Octet - The Accordion Project
  • Anthony Strong
  • Brussels Jazz Orchestra
  • Carmen Staaf Sextet - Standards Reimagined
  • Claudio Roditi Brazilian Jazz Sextet
  • and more...

2013 Litchfield Jazz Festival Highlights

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News Ornament News & Updates News Ornament

Sep 16, 2016
Category: Festival Landing Page
Posted by: tegan
Do you love live jazz? Do you love beer? do you love Fall, good food and good company? Then join us for a fun filled fall evening this October 29th. All proceeds will support need-based scholarships to Litchfield Jazz Camp. More»
Sep 2, 2016
Category: Festival Landing Page
Posted by: tegan
Your feedback is valuable to us and helps to shape future events. Even if you are not a regular Festival attendee, your input could be helpful. This survey will take about 3 minutes or less to complete. Everyone who completes the survey will be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card. The drawing will be held on September 20, 2016. One entry per person please. More»
Aug 10, 2016
Category: Festival Landing Page
Posted by: tegan
Litchfield Jazz Festival and its fans enjoyed 21 years of great jazz this past weekend. The weather was gorgeous both days in spite of dire predictions. We also marked the 20th anniversary of Litchfield Jazz Camp, celebrating with the Scat & Scramble Jazz Brunch fundraiser on Sunday morning. Pictured here are our Founder, Vita Muir, and the talented pianist Brandon Goldberg. Brandon, a 10 year old from Florida, attended camp and played at the Brunch. He is amazingly talented and a sweetheart who we believe will go anywhere he wants when he grows up. His mom Ella took this picture! More»
Aug 3, 2016
Category: Festival Landing Page
Posted by: ahadro
"Litchfield Jazz Festival (LJF) -- a then at-risk brainchild of the fearless cultural crusader Vita Muir -- would survive its infancy to become an annual crown jewel among Connecticut’s premier summer arts and entertainment events. For that matter, who back then would have bet that what seemed like Muir’s noble but precarious pipe dream would still be alive and well in 2016, about to launch its 21st season this weekend on its historic stomping grounds at the Goshen Fairgrounds in Goshen?" More»
Aug 1, 2016
Category: Festival Landing Page
Posted by: tegan
Last week, after years of lobbying for a deeper involvement in jazz at Yale School of Music by interested undergraduates, Dean Robert Blocker has announced Yale is moving in the direction endorsed most recently by the Yale Undergraduate Jazz Collective, a vocal student coalition. Blocker has assigned Prof. Thomas Duffy to reconstitute the Yale Jazz Ensemble open to all students and has hired Wayne Escoffery to teach an improvisation course. The Collective are “confident” that this initiative marks the start of a transformation in Yale’s music curriculum and an expansion of opportunities for performance and academic study of jazz at Yale. More»
Jul 22, 2016
Category: Festival Landing Page
Posted by: tegan
Mario is celebrating 50 years in music and his 76th birthday this year. We have dedicated the 2016 Litchfield Jazz Festival to him. Pavone began playing bass in the early sixties and got his first big break in 1964 with pianist Paul Bley. He became increasingly active in NY jazz for several decades. More»
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