Litchfield Jazz Festival & Jazz Camp


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Connecticut Magazine Feature
A week ago, the gifted young jazz singer Nicole Zuraitis was getting ready for a gig at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Southbury, to be followed by a little “R&R” in Mystic, where she and her boyfriend, drummer and composer Dan Pugach, could decompress after coming off an American-embassy-sponsored tour that took them to Australia and Israel. More »
Jazz College Fair Night This Wednesday, July 23rd. Open to the Public.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 23RD -- A much anticipated feature of Litchfield Jazz Camp each summer is its annual College Fair Night. This event is open free of charge to families throughout the area. Students do not need to be enrolled at LJC to attend. The program is held at Maguire Auditorium at Canterbury School in New Milford, CT, beginning at 7 PM. More »
A Message From The Director, Vita Muir
Litchfield Jazz Festival Founder/Director Vita Muir shares her feelings about the work she does, and this summer's programs. "Every organization should ask itself two pivotal questions: Why are we here? Do we matter? They should ask early and often. We do!" More »
Jazz Camp Announces Visiting Artists
Litchfield Jazz Camp marks its 18th year this summer. In keeping with a long tradition, LJC continues to open many of its educational and musical activities for free to the community. Two fascinating visiting artists are also opening their concerts at Maguire Auditorium to the public when they arrive as a special treat for Litchfield Jazz Campers. July 17, Pedrosaxo and July 30, Nicki Parrott on The Legacy of Les Paul. More »
2014 LJC Session 1 Videos and Photos Posted!
Litchfield Jazz Camp is excited to make our weekly student concerts available on our YouTube channel! Families who were unable to attend can now see their students perform. We are also pleased to share photos including each week's group photo, concert photos and more. You can order prints of these photos as a souvenir. Proceeds support LJC scholarships. First up -- Session 1 (July 6 - 11, 2014). More »
How Litchfield Jazz Festival's Vita West Muir Transformed a Dream Into a Crown Jewel
WNPR's Jazz Corridor, written by jazz critic Owen McNally, did an in depth interview with Founder/Director Vita Muir. Learn about her past (hint: it wasn't in the arts), and her approach to booking the festival lineup each summer, plus an inside look into the 2014 lineup for this summer's Litchfield Jazz Festival August 8-10 at the Goshen Fairgrounds. More »
PREVIEW: T-Shirt Art by Danielle Mailer
The Litchfield Jazz Festival’s Official Visual Artist this year is Danielle Mailer. We're honored she has been showing and selling her art under the Jazz Fest Fine Art Tent since 1999 and this year her work is featured on the Official 2014 T-Shirt. All proceeds from Festival Merchandise, including the T-Shirt, supports Litchfield Jazz Camp scholarships. More »
Volunteer for the 19th Annual Litchfield Jazz Festival!!!
Be part of this year’s Litchfield Jazz Festival August 8th - 10th and receive a complimentary Lawn Ticket for the day of your choice! We are looking for hard-working and fun-loving volunteers to be a part of our 2014 Team. Not only is this a chance to help put together a nationally acclaimed Jazz Festival, it’s also your free ticket to a day filled with great food, fine art, and superb Jazz! More »

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