Founded in 1997, Litchfield Jazz Camp now serves 80-140 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 in eager music students to a non-competitive program. Litchfield Jazz Camp embraces all learners: students of all ages from 12 years through adults, beginners, intermediate learners, advanced players and students with learning disabilities. That is how the collaborative, supportive and fun atmosphere at Litchfield Jazz Camp is created. Find out for yourself!
Join us to raise money for need-based scholarships for Litchfield Jazz Campers at the second annual Jazz Run & Family Fun Walk, a 5K on Saturday morning, September 13th at Camp Coch in Goshen. After the race enjoy the awards ceremony, a picnic and live jazz! More»
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 second stage for our students. 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, 3, and 4 to perform on the festival. Most students who attend Session 5 will be scheduled to perform with their Session 5 Combo. Session 5 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»
Litchfield Jazz Camp, the 18 year old teaching arm of Litchfield Jazz Festival, has a robust outreach to the wider community. This year three Litchfield Jazz Camp students and RAs, JT Lincoln, Joshua Walker and Sam Dingle, will perform at two nursing homes in New Milford on August 2nd and 5th. Concerts are open to the community. More»
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»
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»
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»
Get this! Did you know 8K people visit our site each month? If half of these clicked the donate button and gave just $5, we would earn $20K a month or $240K a year. With this money we could continue to support all the kids who want to attend Jazz Camp but can’t afford it AND pay for the entire Litchfield Jazz Festival line-up! Please help keep these programs alive.