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Student Stage 2014 Festival Performance Schedule
The full performance schedule for the student stage at the Litchfield Jazz Festival is now online! Click here to view the schedule.

Included in student tuition is a 3-day festival pass for each student, master classes with festival stars and a performance opportunity for each student on a dedicated second stage for our students. Organized Jam Sessions will take place between Main Stage acts all weekend long. The Jam Sessions allow students who attended the camp in Sessions 1, 2, 3, and 4 to perform on the festival. Most students who attend Session 5 will be scheduled to perform with their Session 5 Combo. Session 5 students are also welcome to participate in jam sessions, but priority is given to students whose combos could not be reformed for the festival.
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WFSB News Channel 3's Jill Konopka interviewed Litchfield Jazz Festival's PR & Marketing Director, Lindsey Turner on Sunday morning live in the News Channel 3 studios. More »
The New York Times, Sunday, August 3rd --
Evoking memories through music can be a straightforward affair: Play a tune as it was originally rendered, and the thoughts, feelings, sights and smells associated with a specific time and place come rushing back. But for Mario Pavone, 74, the process is not so simple. More »
WNPR's Where We Live
Mario Pavone and Jimmy Greene are both veterans of Connecticut's jazz scene -- having grown up here, decades apart -- and both deciding to make the state their home. But they're also two of the music's leading voices: Greene, a tenor saxophonist with a big sound that recalls Coltrane and Rollins, and Pavone, a bassist whose full sound recalls the late Charlie Haden -- another bassist who straddled the avant-garde and the accessible. More »
Hartford Courant Feature
There's a silver lining in the Brussels Jazz Orchestra's withdrawal from the Litchfield Jazz Festival lineup: It opened up a spot for legendary trombonist Curtis Fuller, who'll perform in the Saturday 3:30 p.m. time slot. I don't use the term "legend" lightly: in addition to recording more than 30 albums as a bandleader, Fuller — a one-time member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers — played on John Coltrane's "Blue Train," Yusef Lateef's "Jazz For the Thinker," Jackie McLean's "A Long Drink of the Blues" and countless other recordings, including nine albums with Blakey released between 1961 and '64. More »
The Hartford Courant Feature
Waterbury-Born Master Musician Performing At Litchfield Jazz Festival With Nine-Piece Ensemble. What the taste of a small rich cake called a madeleine was for triggering a famous flood of memories in French novelist Marcel Proust's classic "Remembrance of Things Past," the sound of the accordion is for the celebrated, Waterbury-born, avant-garde jazz composer/bassist and bandleader Mario Pavone in his latest, groundbreaking CD, "Street Songs." More »
Connecticut Magazine Feature
Jimmy Greene says that when words fail us music is there. “Music is a way to communicate when there's nothing that words can further communicate,” says Greene, an acclaimed jazz saxophonist from Newtown whose band, the Jimmy Greene Quartet, will be one of the headliners at the 19th annual Litchfield Jazz Festival, taking place Aug. 8 to 10 at the Goshen Fairgrounds in Goshen. More »
Litchfield Jazz Camp Outreach Concerts at New Milford Nursing Homes
Litchfield Jazz Camp, the 18 year old teaching arm of Litchfield Jazz Festival, has a robust outreach to the wider community. This year three Litchfield Jazz Camp students and RAs, JT Lincoln, Joshua Walker and Sam Dingle, will perform at two nursing homes in New Milford on August 2nd and 5th. Concerts are open to the community. More »

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