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2011 Dates Announced and Registration Opens
Litchfield Jazz Camp announces summer 2011 dates and opens registration. Session 1: July 10 - 15, Session 2: July 17 - 22, Session 3: July 24 - 29, Session 4: July 31 - August 5. Apply now for the week(s) of your choice. More »
Holiday Jazz Concert  with Matt Wilson on December 11th in Kent
Swing in the Holiday Season with Artist-in-Residence Matt Wilson. "Christmas Tree-O: A Holiday Concert” will be held in Kent on December 11th. Enjoy jazzy tunes from his latest release, “Christmas Tree-O,” out now on Palmetto Records. Proceeds support the Litchfield Jazz Camp Scholarship Fund. More »
Litchfield Jazz Festival Performances Air on NPR's JazzSet Starting on November 11, 2010
The week of November 11th and 18th tune into NPR to hear performances from the 15th Anniversary of the Litchfield Jazz Festival this past summer including a new work from Mario Pavone, and performances by Gerald Clayton and Gabriel Alegria. On Saturday, August 7, 2010, NPR’s JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater came to the Festival to record bassist Mario Pavone’s live performance of a new work with his group Orange Double Tenor and got more than they expected. More »
Festival Reviewed on AllAboutJazz.com
The green hills of Kent, Connecticut resounded once more with the sound of jazz as the 15th Anniversary of the Litchfield Jazz Festival settled in from Friday, August 6th through Sunday, August 8th. This year the main stage was again indoors in the newly air-conditioned hockey rink with a secondary tent stage outdoors. And this year, the weather cooperated with two beautiful sunny days and three starry, starry nights. More »
Litchfield Jazz Festival Provides A Healing Touch - The Hartford Courant
The Litchfield Jazz Festival, which has been uniting people of many colors, cultures and creeds for over a century, provided a healing through music for a state rocked by the tragedy of the Manchester shootings last week. Nowhere was this cross-cultural harmony more pronounced than during Saturday's final performance by Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra. More »
Israeli Clarinetist Anat Cohen' Featured Sunday at Litchfield Jazz Festival - Hartford Courant
By OWEN McNALLY, Special to The Courant. Anat Cohen, one of the best among Israel's many jazz exports to the United States, demonstrates her world-class clarinet chops Sunday night as she performs with her quartet at the 15th annual Litchfield Jazz Festival in Kent. A highlight of the star-studded weekend bash, the multi-talented Tel Aviv native pays homage to legendary clarinet virtuoso Benny Goodman (1909-1986) in a swinging salute to "The King of Swing" called "Clarinet Work: Benny Goodman & Beyond." More »
Litchfield Jazz Festival Features Dave Brubeck - Hartford Courant
Celebrating its 15th season, the Litchfield Jazz Festival this weekend both honors and presents Dave Brubeck, the legendary and still swinging composer/pianist/bandleader who turns 90 on Dec. 6. More »
Terell Stafford of the Cannonball Adderley Tribute Interviewed on WBGO Jazz88
Terell Stafford joined Rhonda Hamilton in the WBGO studio last week to explain how Bill Cosby turned him on to teaching, and to discuss his upcoming gig with the Cannonball Adderley Tribute Band at the Litchfield Jazz Festival. Terell joins Bela Fleck, Dave Brubeck, Gerald Clayton and others in Connecticut to celebrate the event’s 15th Anniversary on Saturday, August 8th. More »

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