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LJC's Claire Daly Featured in DownBeat
Baritone saxophonist Claire Daly has been teaching at Litchfield Jazz Camp since 2000. She is featured in the February 2011 issue of DownBeat Magazine -- "Stayin' Alive" on page 70. Claire explores how the music industry has changed, from how music is recorded and distributed to how musicians make a living. Great insight! More »
Matt Wilson's
'Christmas Tree-O' Is Drummer Matt Wilson's New CD. Although recorded on a scorching-hot day in May, drummer Matt Wilson's new jazz Christmas album is one of the coolest, finest and festive holiday discs released in many decades.... More »
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 »

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