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Litchfield Jazz Festival and its fans enjoyed 21 years of great jazz this past weekend. The weather was gorgeous both days in spite of dire predictions. We also marked the 20th anniversary of Litchfield Jazz Camp, celebrating with the Scat & Scramble Jazz Brunch fundraiser on Sunday morning. Pictured here are our Founder, Vita Muir, and the talented pianist Brandon Goldberg. Brandon, a 10 year old from Florida, attended camp and played at the Brunch. He is amazingly talented and a sweetheart who we believe will go anywhere he wants when he grows up. His mom Ella took this picture! More »
Litchfield Jazz Festival and its fans enjoyed 21 years of great jazz this past weekend. The weather was gorgeous both days in spite of dire predictions. We also marked the 20th anniversary of Litchfield Jazz Camp, celebrating with the Scat & Scramble Jazz Brunch fundraiser on Sunday morning. Pictured here are our Founder, Vita Muir, and the talented pianist Brandon Goldberg. Brandon, a 10 year old from Florida, attended camp and played at the Brunch. He is amazingly talented and a sweetheart who we believe will go anywhere he wants when he grows up. His mom Ella took this picture! More »
"Litchfield Jazz Festival (LJF) -- a then at-risk brainchild of the fearless cultural crusader Vita Muir -- would survive its infancy to become an annual crown jewel among Connecticut’s premier summer arts and entertainment events. For that matter, who back then would have bet that what seemed like Muir’s noble but precarious pipe dream would still be alive and well in 2016, about to launch its 21st season this weekend on its historic stomping grounds at the Goshen Fairgrounds in Goshen?" More »
Last week, after years of lobbying for a deeper involvement in jazz at Yale School of Music by interested undergraduates, Dean Robert Blocker has announced Yale is moving in the direction endorsed most recently by the Yale Undergraduate Jazz Collective, a vocal student coalition. Blocker has assigned Prof. Thomas Duffy to reconstitute the Yale Jazz Ensemble open to all students and has hired Wayne Escoffery to teach an improvisation course. The Collective are “confident” that this initiative marks the start of a transformation in Yale’s music curriculum and an expansion of opportunities for performance and academic study of jazz at Yale. More »
Mario is celebrating 50 years in music and his 76th birthday this year. We have dedicated the 2016 Litchfield Jazz Festival to him. Pavone began playing bass in the early sixties and got his first big break in 1964 with pianist Paul Bley. He became increasingly active in NY jazz for several decades. More »
We don't know about you... but brunch is by far one of our favorite meals. Add in good friends, live music, and a New Orleans twist? We're sold! Come hang out with us on Sunday, August 7th at 10:30am for our first Scat & Scramble Jazz Brunch. The morning will be filled with big band style music lead by New Orleans native, Donald Harrison, and your taste buds will thank you for trying some of Odeen's BBQ. Can't wait? Purchase your tickets through the link below before it's too late - you won't want to miss this! More »
Check out Mario Pavone's concert for the Litchfield Jazz Camp! This concert was streaming live on Facebook on Wednesday, July 20th. More »
Local Artist and Festival T-shirt designer Danielle Mailer was featured in the New York Times this week for her upcoming "Project FishTales", a public art initiative to create a 186' x 22' outdoor mural above the Naugatuck River in Downtown Torrington. Come see Danielle and her artwork in the Second Stage Tent at the Litchfield Jazz Festival! Learn more about Project FishTales at www.projectfishtales.org More »

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