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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 »
Litchfield Jazz Festival Features Dave Brubeck - Hartford Courant
Celebrating its 15th season, the Litchfield Jazz Festival this weekend both honors and presents Dave Brubeck, the legendary and still swinging composer/pianist/bandleader who turns 90 on Dec. 6. More »
Terell Stafford of the Cannonball Adderley Tribute Interviewed on WBGO Jazz88
Terell Stafford joined Rhonda Hamilton in the WBGO studio last week to explain how Bill Cosby turned him on to teaching, and to discuss his upcoming gig with the Cannonball Adderley Tribute Band at the Litchfield Jazz Festival. Terell joins Bela Fleck, Dave Brubeck, Gerald Clayton and others in Connecticut to celebrate the event’s 15th Anniversary on Saturday, August 8th. More »
Jazz College Fair Night Held Wednesday, July 28 from 7-9 PM
3rd Annual Jazz College Fair Night at Litchfield Jazz Camp to be held on Wed. July 28th from 7-9 PM. Open to campers and the general public with representatives from some of the best jazz college programs in the country. More »
Rep-Am Feature Article | Litchfield Jazz Camp, held in Kent, attracts young musicians
Tuning up the students of jazz...Litchfield Jazz Camp, held in Kent, attracts young musicians. By Brynn Mandel. More »
Jazz Festival to Sizzle Again in Kent - LCT August Monthly
The Litchfield Jazz Festival has come a long way in its 15 years, both in terms of growth and distance. As its name indicates, it began life in Litchfield, on a field behind the White Memorial Conservation Center. Quickly outgrowing that venue, the festival spent many years at the Goshen Fairgrounds, before moving to Kent and a site at Kent School. More »
Lakeville Journal Feature | Jazz camp’s 525 musicians keep the beat
KENT — The Litchfield Jazz Camp, held on the grounds of the Kent School, started its 14th session on July 11. “Jazz is such a great thing to study,” Music Director Don Braden said. “It’s the kind of music that is really fun and expressive, yet has quite sophisticated emotional elements that are positive and fun. For more and to watch a video of Jazz Camp students performing... More »

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