Litchfield Jazz Festival & Jazz Camp

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Do you love live jazz? Do you love beer? do you love Fall, good food and good company? Then join us for a fun filled fall evening this October 29th. All proceeds will support need-based scholarships to Litchfield Jazz Camp. More »
The Litchfield Jazz Camp was saddened to hear of the passing of Bill Perry, Jr. Bill was the father of Nellson who attended our camp for many years. Please take a moment to read his obituary. More »
Your feedback is valuable to us and helps to shape future events. Even if you are not a regular Festival attendee, your input could be helpful. This survey will take about 3 minutes or less to complete. Everyone who completes the survey will be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card. The drawing will be held on September 20, 2016. One entry per person please. 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 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 »

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