Litchfield Jazz Festival & Jazz Camp

For a life changing musical experience...

Sunday, August 10, 7:15 PM

Jane Bunnett and Maqueque

Jane Bunnett and Maqueque Jane Bunnett and Maqueque

Sunday, August 10, 5:30 PM

Mike Stern Band feat. Bob Franceschini, Janek Gwizdala and Lionel Cordew

Mike Stern Band feat. Bob Franceschini, Janek Gwizdala and Lionel Cordew Mike Stern Band feat. Bob Franceschini, Janek Gwizdala and Lionel Cordew

Jimmy Greene Quartet

Sunday, August 10, 3:45 PM

Sunday, August 10, 3:45 PM Sunday, August 10, 3:45 PM

Photo by Nathan Turner.

2013 Look back - Romance and Jazz

2013 Look back - Romance and Jazz 2013 Look back - Romance and Jazz

Sunday, August 10, 1:45 PM

Mario Pavone Octet - The Accordion Project

Mario Pavone Octet - The Accordion Project Mario Pavone Octet - The Accordion Project

Sunday, August 10, noon

Litchfield Jazz Festival Orchestra Django Reinhardt Project

Litchfield Jazz Festival Orchestra Django Reinhardt Project Litchfield Jazz Festival Orchestra Django Reinhardt Project

Come see why our fans keep coming back!

Litchfield Jazz Fest has been a tradition in the Litchfield Hills since 1996

Litchfield Jazz Fest has been a tradition in the Litchfield Hills since 1996 Litchfield Jazz Fest has been a tradition in the Litchfield Hills since 1996

Curtis Fuller and Friends

Saturday, August 9, 3:30 PM

Saturday, August 9, 3:30 PM Saturday, August 9, 3:30 PM

Anthony Strong

Saturday, August 9, 6 PM

Saturday, August 9, 6 PM Saturday, August 9, 6 PM

Saturday, August 9, 7:45 PM

The Gospel According to Jazz with Kirk Whalum

The Gospel According to Jazz with Kirk Whalum The Gospel According to Jazz with Kirk Whalum

Saturday, August 9, 1:45 PM

Claudio Roditi Brazilian Jazz Sextet

Claudio Roditi Brazilian Jazz Sextet Claudio Roditi Brazilian Jazz Sextet

Photo by Nathan Turner.

2013 Look back - Glorious Sunset

2013 Look back - Glorious Sunset 2013 Look back - Glorious Sunset

Photo by Nathan Turner.

2013 Look back - RC Murals Live

2013 Look back -  RC Murals Live 2013 Look back -  RC Murals Live

Saturday, August 9, noon

Carmen Staaf Sextet Standards Reimagined

Carmen Staaf Sextet Standards Reimagined Carmen Staaf Sextet Standards Reimagined

Photo by Nathan Turner.

2013 Look back - Family and Jazz

2013 Look back - Family and Jazz 2013 Look back - Family and Jazz

Cyrus Chestnut Trio

Friday, August 8, 9:15 PM (Opening night)

Friday, August 8, 9:15 PM (Opening night) Friday, August 8, 9:15 PM (Opening night)

Photo by Dale Rothenberg

Jazz Campers Perform Opening Night

Jazz Campers Perform Opening Night Jazz Campers Perform Opening Night

Photo by Nathan Turner.

2013 Look back - The Audience Applauds

2013 Look back - The Audience Applauds 2013 Look back - The Audience Applauds

Photo by Nathan Turner.

2013 Look back - Kids Zone Magician

2013 Look back - Kids Zone Magician 2013 Look back - Kids Zone Magician

Photo by Dale Rothenberg.

2013 Look back - Crafters at Sunset

2013 Look back - Crafters at Sunset 2013 Look back - Crafters at Sunset

Cécile McLorin Salvant

Friday, August 8, 7:45 PM (Opening night)

Friday, August 8, 7:45 PM (Opening night) Friday, August 8, 7:45 PM (Opening night)
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August 8 — 10, 2014
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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...

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News Ornament News & Updates News Ornament

Aug 6, 2014
Category: Festival Landing Page
Posted by: lturner
WFSB News Channel 3's Jill Konopka interviewed Litchfield Jazz Festival's PR & Marketing Director, Lindsey Turner on Sunday morning live in the News Channel 3 studios. More»
Aug 3, 2014
The New York Times, Sunday, August 3rd --
Category: Festival Landing Page
Posted by: lturner
Evoking memories through music can be a straightforward affair: Play a tune as it was originally rendered, and the thoughts, feelings, sights and smells associated with a specific time and place come rushing back. But for Mario Pavone, 74, the process is not so simple. More»
Aug 1, 2014
WNPR's Where We Live
Category: Festival Landing Page
Posted by: lturner
Mario Pavone and Jimmy Greene are both veterans of Connecticut's jazz scene -- having grown up here, decades apart -- and both deciding to make the state their home. But they're also two of the music's leading voices: Greene, a tenor saxophonist with a big sound that recalls Coltrane and Rollins, and Pavone, a bassist whose full sound recalls the late Charlie Haden -- another bassist who straddled the avant-garde and the accessible. More»
Jul 31, 2014
Hartford Courant Feature
Category: Festival Landing Page
Posted by: lturner
There's a silver lining in the Brussels Jazz Orchestra's withdrawal from the Litchfield Jazz Festival lineup: It opened up a spot for legendary trombonist Curtis Fuller, who'll perform in the Saturday 3:30 p.m. time slot. I don't use the term "legend" lightly: in addition to recording more than 30 albums as a bandleader, Fuller — a one-time member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers — played on John Coltrane's "Blue Train," Yusef Lateef's "Jazz For the Thinker," Jackie McLean's "A Long Drink of the Blues" and countless other recordings, including nine albums with Blakey released between 1961 and '64. More»
Jul 31, 2014
The Hartford Courant Feature
Category: Festival Landing Page
Posted by: lturner
Waterbury-Born Master Musician Performing At Litchfield Jazz Festival With Nine-Piece Ensemble. What the taste of a small rich cake called a madeleine was for triggering a famous flood of memories in French novelist Marcel Proust's classic "Remembrance of Things Past," the sound of the accordion is for the celebrated, Waterbury-born, avant-garde jazz composer/bassist and bandleader Mario Pavone in his latest, groundbreaking CD, "Street Songs." More»
Jul 30, 2014
Connecticut Magazine Feature
Category: Festival Landing Page
Posted by: lturner
Jimmy Greene says that when words fail us music is there. “Music is a way to communicate when there's nothing that words can further communicate,” says Greene, an acclaimed jazz saxophonist from Newtown whose band, the Jimmy Greene Quartet, will be one of the headliners at the 19th annual Litchfield Jazz Festival, taking place Aug. 8 to 10 at the Goshen Fairgrounds in Goshen. More»
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