Litchfield Jazz Festival & Jazz Camp

For a life changing musical experience...

Festival goers enjoy perfect weather at the Festival

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The Litchfield Jazz Orchestra - Friday, August 7, 2015

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Anat Cohen Quartet - Friday, August 7, 2015

Photo by Jimmy Katz

Photo by Jimmy Katz Photo by Jimmy Katz

Avery Sharpe Gospel Choir Salutes Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Saturday, August 8, 2015 Saturday, August 8, 2015

Grégoire Maret Quartet - Saturday, August 8, 2015

Photo by Fran Kaufman

Photo by Fran Kaufman Photo by Fran Kaufman

Matt Wilson Topsy Turvy - Saturday, August 8, 2015

Photo by Steven Sussman

Photo by Steven Sussman Photo by Steven Sussman

Wycliffe Gordon and Friends - Saturday, August 8, 2015

Mike Stern Band - Saturday, August 8, 2015

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Photo by Nathan Turner Photo by Nathan Turner

A Salute To The Great Drummer Charli Persip

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Sunday, August 9, 2015 Sunday, August 9, 2015

Les Paul's Trio Featuring Nicki Parrott & Bucky Pizzarelli

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Sunday, August 9, 2015 Sunday, August 9, 2015

Sean Jones Quartet - Sunday, August 9, 2015

Christian McBride Trio - Sunday, August 9, 2015

Romance and Jazz

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Photo by Nathan Turner Photo by Nathan Turner

RC Murals masterpiece

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Frank Alkyer Leads Artist Talk with Jane Bunnett

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Photo by Nathan Turner Photo by Nathan Turner

Standing Ovation

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Twilight at the Festival

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Photo by Nathan Turner Photo by Nathan Turner

"Best Friends" at the Opening Night Gala

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Photo by Nathan Turner Photo by Nathan Turner

Jazz Campers Perform

Photo by Dale Rothenberg

Photo by Dale Rothenberg Photo by Dale Rothenberg

Kids Zone Magician - fun for all ages!

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20th Anniversary

Litchfield Jazz Festival

August 7 — 9, 2015
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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May 12, 2015
20th Anniversary CD! Help us get it out
Category: Festival Landing Page
Posted by: tegan
What better way to support the arts then by supporting both live and recorded music! It's been 20 amazing years of bringing wonderful performances to LJF and now you can take the memories home. Whether you're hearing these performances for the first time or you have fond memories of having heard them live way back when-I think you'll love this CD. Click here to donate. More»
May 6, 2015
Category: Festival Landing Page
Posted by: tegan
Earn college credits! Litchfield Performing Arts is seeking summer interns to help run the 2015 Litchfield Jazz Festival in Goshen, CT. Be a part of an internationally recognized Festival! These internships will provide real-life experience in major event coordination, handling contracts, managing personnel, leadership and much more. Interns are a core part of our team. More»
Apr 30, 2015
June 27th Concert Honoring New Orleans
Category: Festival Landing Page
Posted by: tegan
Tickets are on sale for Litchfield Jazz Festival's Salute to New Orleans and It's Heroes on June 27th at the WCSU Performing Arts Center in Danbury, CT. More»
Apr 23, 2015
2nd Annual Dinner Auction to support Jazz Camp Scholarships!
Category: Festival Landing Page
Posted by: tegan
Saturday, April 25 - Get your tickets early for an amazing evening at Chef/Owner Chris Prosperi's Metro Bis in Simsbury. Proceeds will support Litchfield Jazz Camp scholarships! Click through to purchase tickets or call to reserve youe seats as space is limited! More»
Apr 3, 2015
RS Berkeley donates instruments for drawing!
Category: Festival Landing Page
Posted by: tegan
Music teachers who refer two or more new students who register for Camp will be entered in a drawing for several really nice band instruments generously donated by our sponsor, instrument manufacturer RS Berkeley. More»
Mar 18, 2015
TICKETS ON SALE NOW for LJF@20!!
Category: Festival Landing Page
Posted by: tegan
Tickets are now on sale for LJF@20 at the Goshen Fairgrounds August 7th – 9th. The lineup is as always stellar. The 20th Anniversary begins with its traditional Friends Gala followed by music from the Litchfield Jazz Orchestra in a tribute to the late, great Thomas Chapin. The orchestra, making its second appearance this summer, features outstanding artists from the Litchfield Jazz Camp faculty, followed by and a star turn by award-winning saxophonist/clarinetist Anat Cohen. More»
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