Founded in 1997, Litchfield Jazz Camp now serves 70-150 residential and day students each week for 1 to 4 week sessions on the campus of Canterbury School in New Milford, Connecticut. Run by Litchfield Performing Arts, a charitable organization dedicated to changing lives through music, the Camp's philosophy is simple. We start with a faculty of amazing and inspiring jazz musicians. To that we add eager music students in a non-competitive program. Litchfield Jazz Camp embraces all learners - students 12 years to adult, beginners, intermediate and advanced players, students with learning disabilities, and others. That is how the collaborative, supportive and fun atmosphere at Litchfield Jazz Camp is created. Find out for yourself!
Thursday is a day for being thankful. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are days for buying stuff. NOW there is a day for giving back -- #GivingTuesday! Join #LitchfieldJazz and the #GivingTuesday movement. Give online next Tuesday, December 1.More»
Following on the heels of her well-received Baritone Monk CD, this fabulous baritone sax player and long-time Camp faculty member is celebrating with a pre-release party for her new album 2648 West Grand Boulevard: Jazz Interpretations of Classic Motown 45s, at NYC’s Club Bonafide. The official release is scheduled for January on Glass Beach.More»
Former LJC camper, current LJC faculty member, and one of the busiest NYC sidemen we know - Caroline Davis will be releasing her new CD on November 6. Caroline is a stunning, Singapore-born soprano saxophone player. On her recording, called Doors: Chicago Storylines, she shares the story of Chicago jazz. The record release party is Thursday Nov. 5th at the Jazz Gallery in NYC.More»
Our bedrock principle is that no child is ever turned away from the Litchfield Jazz Camp for lack of funds. 25% of our campers attend on need-based scholarship and last year, thanks to financial support from people like you, we were able to give $70,000 in aid to these children. This would not be possible without these gifts.More»
The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council will present its 2nd Annual CultureMax Awards, November 17 at the Morrison Gallery in Kent. The awards aim to recognize individuals and businesses who exemplify excellence in the cultural field or serve the cultural community within the Council’s 25-town service area.
We are proud to report that Vita West Muir, founder and executive/artistic director of Litchfield Jazz Festival and Litchfield Jazz Camp and their parent organization, Litchfield Performing Arts, is being honored. More»