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!
Litchfield Jazz Camp and DownBeat Magazine are pleased to offer free one year subscriptions to all campers. Their uber generous publisher Frank Alkyer is also offering print copies for campers for just $21, regularly $35, for a one year subscription. More»
New England Arts & Entertainment brings the next installment of the Palace Theater Winter Jazz Series to the Poli Club on Friday January 9, The show features Litchfield’s “own” Nick Roseboro and his Quartet.
LJC will welcome back many of its favorite instructors including Matt Wilson, Claire Daly, Dave Stryker, Orrin Evans, Claudio Roditi, Gary Smulyan, and many more. This summer, we are adding three outstanding instructors, the bassist/vocalist Nicki Parrott, legendary trombone player Ray Anderson, and renowned trumpet player Sean Jones. More»
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»