Litchfield Jazz Festival & Jazz Camp


News & Reviews

Founder/Director Vita Muir named one of the 50 Most Influential People of Litchfield County
The Litchfield area is filled with talent and money and dedicated community spirit. Vita Muir, the Founder/Director of Litchfield Performing Arts, the not-for-profit that produces the Litchfield Jazz Festival and Litchfield Jazz Camp, has been named on of the 50 Most Influential People of Litchfield County by Litchfield Magazine. See who else made the list. More »
Camp Guitar Teacher Dave Stryker featured in DownBeat
Guitarist Dave Stryker was invited to write a Master Class for DownBeat's Woodshed feature. Dave has been teaching at Litchfield Jazz Camp since 2000. Learn about his 'Minor Sub' Approach. More »
Roy Haynes on David Letterman
NEA Jazz Master Roy Haynes and his Fountain of Youth Band performed on the Late Show with David Letterman last night (June 8th). Watch the video clip here. More »
Scholarship Fund Benefit A Success
The Litchfield Jazz Festival is more than an August weekend of great music on the campus of the bucolic Kent School. It is also the culmination of a four-week camp that offers intensive music education for some 550 students. More »
2011 Line-up Announced
The Litchfield Jazz Festival will make its 16th Anniversary appearance August 5 -7 in Kent CT. This year’s lineup is literally award winning, and as always, star studded. Litchfield Performing Arts, the non-profit producer, will be honored at the festival... More »
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 »

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