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To all you Litchfield Jazz Festival and Litchfield Jazz Camp fans, now you can give a gift to your favorite charity that will reward you! Two of our Board members are taking advantage of this opportunity and have brought it to our attention. Why don’t you think about joining them? If you are age 70 1/2 or older, you can make a charitable gift during 2013 directly from your IRA to Litchfield Performing Arts, Inc. (LPA) without paying income taxes on the gift. These gifts are called “Qualified Charitable Distributions” or QCDs. More »
Victoria Elliot is the newest member of the Litchfield Performing Arts board. Now a full time resident of Litchfield County, she is a realtor with Litchfield Hills/ Sotheby’s International. More »
Regional Combos Sign up Open!
Registration for the 2013 Winter Litchfield Regional Jazz Combos has opened for both New York City and Hartford. Head on over to read about the program, the dates, and to sign up! More »
The Jazz Run - September 29th, 2013
Litchfield Performing Arts, the 32-year old charity which benefits the arts and arts education, announces its First Annual Jazz Run fundraiser. This 5mile run/2mile family fun walk happens on September 29 in Goshen, Connecticut. It’s a scenic course through woods (no trafficked roads), past a pond and through the private Woodridge Lake enclave. The course is registered by the U. S. Track and Field Association. More »
Litchfield Jazz Camp End of Session Student Concert Videos & Photos online now.
We're so excited to provide full concert videos from Litchfield Jazz Camp's end-of-session student concerts for the first time this summer as well as photos from concerts you can purchase online. Those families that were unable to attend or simply want to relive it or share with friends can now see their students perform! Click here to visit our YouTube page now. More »
The Reverberations of Chet Baker - June Bisantz  featured on WNPR's
Chet Baker was a troubled soul, who had one of the most unique and haunting voices in jazz. Joni Mitchell is a complex artist who has stayed away from the spotlight, letting her music tell her story. We explore these two iconic artists on Where We Live. More »
Sax Man Guided by Love of Jazz -- Gary Smulyan on the Cover of the Hartford Courant Calender
Usually one life-altering epiphany is quite sufficient to send a young, budding artist hurtling down a surprising, new path to mastery and success that he or she never could have imagined. Not so, however, with Gary Smulyan, this year's artist-in-residence at the prestigious Litchfield Jazz Festival at the Goshen Fairgrounds, who required not one but two major, life-shaping epiphanies that have led to his becoming one of the world's premier baritone jazz saxophonists. More »
You're Invited to Play on the Festival - An Amateur Jam Added on Sun. 8/11
Litchfield Jazz Festival, making its 18th appearance at the Goshen Fairgrounds this weekend August 9 -11, is offering two opportunities for amateurs to get in on the action. On Saturday night immediately following the last festival act, an After Party and Jam will be hosted at the Southbury Crowne Plaza Hotel, a sponsor of the Festival, beginning at 10 pm. The Jam will be run by tenor saxophonist Albert Rivera with his quartet and they’ll perform as well. All are welcome to join the jam. This event is free and open to the public. More »

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