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Video Look Back at 2010
As we gear up for the 16th Anniversary of the Litchfield Jazz Festival on August 5-7, we look back fondly on last summer's festival. Remember highlights with us, or see what to expect if you're new to the Litchfield Jazz Festival. More »
Guest Artist Jimmy Heath Spends the Day July 28th
NEA Jazz Master, saxophonist Jimmy Heath, is the 2011 Guest Artist. He's slated to spend the day at camp on Thursday, July 28th (Session 3). He'll observe and add his thoughts to classes in the morning, then give a master class for the whole camp in the afternoon. He then returns Sunday, August 7th at the Litchfield Jazz Festival for an Artist Talk with the Festival's Artist-in-Residence, Matt Wilson, AND closes the festival with his Big Band at 7pm that evening. More »
NEA Jazz Masters Roy Haynes and Jimmy Heath to Perform
The Litchfield Jazz Festival will present two NEA Jazz Masters this August -- the great drummer Roy Haynes and renowned saxophonist Jimmy Heath. Both artists will participate in Artist Talks earlier each day. Mr. Heath will also spend a residency day at Litchfield Jazz Camp on July 28th. More »
Interview with Artist-in-Residence Matt Wilson
PR & Marketing Director Lindsey Turner sat down with Matt Wilson to talk about his role as Litchfield Jazz Festival's Aritst-in-Residence for a second summer. Learn about his inspiration, his connection to Litchfield Jazz Festival, and get excited to hear him perform for his 17th and 18th times on the Festival on Sunday, August 7th. More »
Faculty Concert Schedule Announced
A huge highlight at Litchfield Jazz Camp is nightly concerts from July 10 through August 3, 2011. Music Director Don Braden is pleased to announce the 2011 Faculty Concert Schedule and Line-up. More »
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 »

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