Litchfield Jazz Festival & Jazz Camp

2014 Festival Line-Up

“Friends of the Festival” Opening Night Gala

“Friends of the Festival” Opening Night Gala

Photo By Fran Kaufman

“Friends of the Festival” Opening Night Gala

Cécile McLorin Salvant Photo by John Abbott

“Friends of the Festival” Opening Night Gala

Cyrus Chestnut

Friends of the Festival 
Opening Night Gala


GALA: 5:45 PM   |   MUSIC: 7:45 PM


Please join us to help our young people continue America’s true art form -- jazz.  Your attendance will support the future of live jazz by helping the ground breaking Litchfield Jazz Camp continue to build a scholarship fund for students in financial need. Each year we award 1/3 of our Jazz Campers need-based scholarhips.

We celebrate the kick off of the 19th Anniversary of the Litchfield Jazz Festival at the Goshen Fairgrounds on Friday, August 8th. The party is the event of the season where you'll enjoy fine foods, private reserve French wines courtesy of Vandoren Vineyards, microbrews by the Olde Burnside Brewing Company and music all night long.

VIP on-site parking, up-front section seating, and access to the Sunset Lounge is included in Friends tickets.

2014 “Friends Gala” Sponsors included Vandoren Vineyards, The Olde Burnside Brewing Company, Harney & Sons Fine Teas and Crystal Rock. 

2014 Opening Night Concerts at the Festival


7:45 PM     Cécile McLorin Salvant

9:15 PM     Cyrus Chestnut Trio

In the Mainstage Tent at the Goshen Fairgrounds
116 Old Middle Street
Goshen, CT 06756

See the complete 2014 Line-up here.

Schedule of student performers TBD in August.


Proceeds support Jazz Camp scholarships.

Litchfield Performing Arts, the not-for-profit that runs the Festival and Camp, is dedicated to changing lives through the arts. The Litchfield Jazz Festival’s educational arm, Litchfield Jazz Camp, has been awarding need-based scholarships to students in financial need since its inaugural year in 1997. In past summers we have been able to award up to $100,000 in scholarships! Becoming a Friend or Best Friend of the Festival or Backstage Pass holder will help us ensure we never have to turn away a child in need.

Performance Date Ornament Performance Date & Time Performance Date Ornament

Friday, August 8 | 5:45 - 7:15 PM
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2014 Friends of the Festival
Gala Committee Members:

Peter Adomeit & Marilyn Sanders
Catherine Bauer & George Griebel
David DeRosa
Victoria Elliot & Dr. Marvin McMillen
Steven & Lori Fineman
Bob & Carol Lenz
Matt Lincoln & Catherine Carr Lincoln
Danielle Mailer & Peter McEachern
Ann Mailly-Long & John Long
Jeanne & Ron Miterko
Vita & Arthur Muir
Mario & Mary Pavone
Lori Riiska & John Svetz
Dan Rothenberg & Kathy Andrews
Richard Wenning
Bruce Whipple & Michael Ward

And more to come…