Litchfield Jazz Festival & Jazz Camp

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Nicki Parrott with Les Paul's Trio

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Bucky Pizzarelli featured with Les Paul's Trio

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Christian McBride

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Festival goers enjoy perfect weather at the Festival

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Litchfield Jazz Campers perform on second stage

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Matt Wilson's Topsy Turvy

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Wycliffe Gordon and Friends

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Opening Night Gala Guests Jeanne & Ron

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Mike Stern wowed the crowd again

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Steve Soklin's Some Kind Of Art

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Odeen's BBQ was a huge hit!

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Kids Zone - Brian Miller Magic

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Jessica Designs lovely display

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For even the youngest of jazz lovers

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Charli Persip backstage with Vita Muir, Founder/Director

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Romance and Jazz

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Sean Jones, Christian McBride and Don Braden

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Anat Cohen

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A tribute to Charli Persip

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Drummer Charli Persip being honored

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Sean Jones

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LJF Sponsors Telefunken

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Kids Zone Maticia Arts

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Litchfield Jazz Orchestra Tribute to Thomas Chapin

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Don Braden, Vita Muir and Jeff Lederer Backstage

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Sharpe Meets Tharpe

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Gregoire Maret

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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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Dec 23, 2015
IRA charitable rollover permanently extended!
Category: Festival Landing Page
Posted by: tegan
Congress has permanently extended a popular tax-advantaged giving opportunity. The new law allows individuals who are age 70½ or older to make gifts of up to $100,000 directly from their IRA account to one or more qualified charities, WITHOUT PAYING FEDERAL INCOME TAX on the withdrawal. The extension was made retroactive to January 1, 2015. More»
Nov 25, 2015
SUPPORT LITCHFIELD JAZZ ON #GIVINGTUESDAY!
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Posted by: tegan
Thursday is a day for being thankful. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are days for buying stuff. NOW there is a day for giving back -- #GivingTuesday! Join #LitchfieldJazz and the #GivingTuesday movement. Give online next Tuesday, December 1. More»
Nov 10, 2015
Long-time Jazz Camp Faculty Member Claire Daly is on a Roll!
Category: Festival Landing Page
Posted by: tegan
Following on the heels of her well-received Baritone Monk CD, this fabulous baritone sax player and long-time Camp faculty member is celebrating with a pre-release party for her new album 2648 West Grand Boulevard:Jazz Interpretations of Classic Motown 45s, at NYC’s Club Bonafide. The official release is scheduled for January on Glass Beach. More»
Nov 5, 2015
Don't Miss It! Caroline Davis Record Release
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Posted by: tegan
Former LJC camper, current LJC faculty member, and one of the busiest NYC sidemen we know - Caroline Davis will be releasing her new CD on November 6. Caroline is a stunning, Singapore-born soprano saxophone player. On her recording, called Doors: Chicago Storylines, she shares the story of Chicago jazz. The record release party is Thursday Nov. 5th at the Jazz Gallery in NYC. More»
Oct 16, 2015
Founder, Vita Muir To Receive Award
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Posted by: tegan
The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council will present its 2nd Annual CultureMax Awards, November 17 at the Morrison Gallery in Kent. The awards aim to recognize individuals and businesses who exemplify excellence in the cultural field or serve the cultural community within the Council’s 25-town service area. We are proud to report that Vita West Muir, founder and executive/artistic director of Litchfield Jazz Festival and Litchfield Jazz Camp and their parent organization, Litchfield Performing Arts, is being honored. More»
Oct 13, 2015
Vote Early, Vote Often!
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Posted by: tegan
Litchfield Jazz Camp's own Nicole Zuraitis has been chosen as one of 5 finalists in the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. Click through to vote for her and help her WIN! You can vote once a day! More»
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