At Litchfield Jazz Camp we focus on musical and personal growth, while fostering a creative, inspirational and relaxed atmosphere. You learn in combs with players at your own level, regardless of age. LJC is a non-competitive program and students are enrolled on a first-come basis with no audition required for admission. When you arrive you are evaluated and then placed in a skill-matched combo.
Students at the Litchfield Jazz Camp range in age from 12 to adult. Proficiency levels vary, and special effort is made to assign students to combos that are both comfortable and challenging. Students hail from 69 Connecticut towns and cities, 18 states and as far away as Argentina.
Many of our students go on to first-rate music programs at institutions like New England Conservatory of Music, New School, Berklee, and others, many receiving full scholarships. Our alums are already on tour with Herbie Hancock, Eddie Allen, Winard Harper, Gary Burton, Donald Harrison and many return as teaching assistants and junior faculty members to give back to a program that made such an impact on their lives.