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Pianist Vijay Iyer Uses Math in His Music - The Hartford Courant
by Owen McNally, August 4, 2011. Vijay Iyer, who leads his adventurous trio Saturday at 5:15 p.m. at the star-packed, 16th annual Litchfield Jazz Festival in Kent, is an original new music artist, an innovator and iconoclast. For Vijay Iyer, a brilliant pianist with rigorous training in mathematical and scientific thinking... More »
July 29, 2011 -- by Philip Lutz ...Leading the big-band charge this year will be the saxophonist Jimmy Heath, 84, a bebop stalwart who cut his teeth as a member of Dizzy Gillespie's band in the 1940s...Mr. Heath will front a 16-piece orchestra at Litchfield...Mr. Heath said his writing had evolved since the early days, but acknowledged that the evolution had been limited. More »
NBC Connecticut Interviews Festival PR Dir. Lindsey Turner
NBC Connecticut - August 2, 2011. NBC Connecticut's Yvonne Nava talks with the Festival's Lindsey Turner on Tuesday morning about this weekend's events in Kent. Enjoy the interview and a performance by talented Litchfield Jazz Campers by clicking the photo below. NBC Connecticut - Partners in a Caring Community. More »
Student Stage Festival Performance Schedule Posted
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 Student Stage we call our "Gazebo Stage." 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 and 3 to perform on the festival. Most students who attend Session 4 will be scheduled to perform with their Session 4 Combo. Session 4 students are also welcome to participate in jam sessions, but priority is given to students whose combos could not be reformed for the festival. More »
Ticket Discounts via Groupon and more
KENT, CT -- Litchfield Jazz Festival Announces Ticket Discount Deals for Students, for Groupon members (Hartford region) and a special Bring a Friend promotion (buy 3 get 1 free). More »
NEW Student Discount
The Litchfield Jazz Festival has added a NEW student discount off of their tickets purchased at the gate. Students 25 and under with a valid student ID are eligible. More »
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 »

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