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Sep 13
10:00AM
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The Jazz Run - Supporting Scholarships for Kids In-Need!

Camp Cochipianee near Woodridge Lake, Goshen, CT
Litchfield Performing Arts, Inc., will host its 2nd Annual Jazz Run & Family Fun walk, a 5K on Saturday, September 13th at Camp Cochipianee in Goshen, CT. Read More»
Aug 8, 5:00PM–
Aug 10 - 9:00PM
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Local Brews at the Festival this Summer

Litchfield Jazz Festival @ The Goshen Fairgrounds, 116 Old Middle Street, Goshen, CT 06756
We are elated to announce that East Hartford based Olde Burnside Brewing Company will be pouring their fine ales all-weekend long at the Litchfield Jazz Festival, August 8 - 10, 2014. Read More»
Aug 8 –
Aug 10
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The Litchfield Jazz Festival 19th Anniversary

Goshen Fairgrounds, Connecticut
The Litchfield Jazz Festival (estb. 1996), is thrilled to announce its 19th Anniversary at the beautiful Goshen fairgrounds. Read More»
Jul 23
7:00PM
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Jazz College Fair Night Session 3

Canterbury School, New Milford, CT
Litchfield Jazz Camp's College Fair Night presents reps from the best jazz degree programs to talk with students interested in learning about their programs and pursuing a degree in jazz. Read More»
Jul 7, 7:00PM–
Aug 7 - 8:30PM
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Litchfield Jazz After Work, Free Jazz Camp Faculty Concerts

Canterbury School, New Milford, CT
Litchfield Jazz Festival announces its free summer concert series “Litchfield Jazz After Work” presented by the all-star Litchfield Jazz Camp faculty at Maguire Auditorium at the Jazz Camp’s new home at Canterbury School, 101 Aspetuck Avenue, New Milford, CT. The facility is air-conditioned and the concerts are free and fabulous from July 7 through August 7 at 7PM. Read More»
Jul 6 –
Aug 8
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Litchfield Jazz Camp's 18th Summer

New Milford, CT
Litchfield Jazz Camp (estb. 1997) will debut at the beautiful campus of Canterbury School this summer. The program offers one-to-five week sessions, which run from July 6-August 8, taught by over 50 of the best jazz artists and educators working today, led by Music Director, Don Braden. Read More»
Jul 3 –
Aug 9
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Vandoren - Quality Products for Musicians

Vandoren is a leading manufacturer of mouthpieces, reeds, ligatures, and accessories for saxophone and clarinet. Read More»
Nov 12
5:30PM
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FREE EVENT - Wine & Cheese, Never Released Festival Music, Danielle Mailer Open Studio – Give Local Party

331 Sharon Turnpike (Rte. 4), Goshen, CT 06756
Litchfield Performing Arts will open its doors for a wine & cheese fundraising party that will feature never released live recordings from the Litchfield Jazz Festival and an open studio by renowned artist, Danielle Mailer. The party will push the “Give Local” campaign headed by the Connecticut Community Foundation. Read More»
Sep 29
10:00AM
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The Jazz Run - Supporting Scholarships for Kids In-Need!

Camp Cochipianee near Woodridge Lake, Goshen, CT
Litchfield Performing Arts, Inc., will host its very first "Jazz Run," on Sunday, September 29th at Camp Cochipianee in Goshen. Read More»
Sep 28
11:00AM
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Support our Sponsors at the 12th Annual "Pipes in the Valley"

Mortinsen Riverfront Plaza, Hartford
Make sure to get out and support our sponsors, The Olde Burnside Brewing Company, at their 12th Annual "Pipes in the Valley" Festival on Saturday, September 28th. Read More»
Aug 9, 5:00PM–
Aug 11 - 8:00PM
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The Litchfield Jazz Festival 18th Anniversary

Goshen Fairgrounds, Connecticut
The Litchfield Jazz Festival (estb. 1996), is thrilled to announce its 18th Anniversary returning to the beautiful Goshen Fairgrounds. Read More»
Jul 31
3:00PM
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Papo Vazquez Masterclass

The Kent School, Kent CT
Legendary trombonist and original member of Fort Apache, Papo Vazquez, will give a masterclass at the Litchfield Jazz Camp from 3:00 - 4:15 PM. The masterclass will be held in the Chapel on the grounds of the Kent School, 1 Macedonia Road, Kent, CT 06757. Open to the public! Read More»
Jul 25
10:30AM
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Charles Neville Masterclass

The Kent School, Kent CT
Charles Neville, the great saxophonist of the Grammy-winning Neville Brothers and veteran of 35 years of touring and recording with the family ensemble who retired this past year, will share his genius with the students of Litchfield Jazz Camp and the public on Thursday July 25 at Kent School in Kent CT. Read More»
Jul 24
7:00PM
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Jazz College Fair Night Session 3

Kent, CT
Litchfield Jazz Camp's College Fair Night presents reps from the best jazz degree programs to talk with students interested in learning about their programs and pursuing a degree in jazz. Read More»
Jul 24
3:15PM
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Val Ramos Masterclass

The Kent School, Kent CT
Come to Litchfield Jazz Camp's FREE Masterclass with flamenco guitarist, Val Ramos. Val will perform on the Litchfield Jazz Festival Mainstage on Saturday, August 10th at Noon. Read More»
Jul 17
10:30AM
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Dave Douglas Masterclass

The Kent School, Kent CT
Douglas will be visiting Litchfield Jazz Camp for a workshop day on July 17 at Kent School in Kent, CT. Read More»
Jul 8, 7:00PM–
Aug 7 - 9:00PM
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Kent Has That Jazz -- FREE Concerts Presented by Litchfield Jazz Camp

KENT, CT
The Litchfield Jazz Festival & Camp is proud to announce the return of five weeks of free concerts throughout July and August – “Kent Has That Jazz.” Featuring Litchfield Jazz Camp’s award-winning faculty and highlight talented Litchfield Jazz Camp students. Read More»
Jul 7 –
Aug 9
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Litchfield Jazz Camp's 17th Summer

Kent, CT
Litchfield Jazz Camp (estb. 1997) will return to the beautiful campus of Kent School this summer. The program offers one-to-four week sessions, which run from July 7-August 9 (now 5 weeks!), taught by over 50 of the best jazz artists and educators working today, led by Music Director, Don Braden. Read More»
May 11
4:00PM

Regional Combo Classes Showcase - Hartford

The spring session performances of Litchfield Jazz Camp's Regional Jazz Combo Classes. Come hear what our students have been working on together. Read More»
Apr 21
2:00PM– 5:00PM
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4th Annual Jazz and Friends Concert

Private Home, South Kent, CT
Litchfield Jazz Festival presents "Jazz & Friends," its fourth in a series of annual afternoons of music and fundraising fun for the benefit of Litchfield Jazz Camp Scholarships. Over the last 17 years Litchfield Jazz Camp has granted over 20% of its students need-based scholarships annually. Read More»
Aug 10, 5:00PM–
Aug 12 - 8:30PM
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The Litchfield Jazz Festival 17th Anniversary

Goshen Fairgrounds, Connecticut
The Litchfield Jazz Festival (estb. 1996), is thrilled to announce its 17th Anniversary returning to the beautiful Goshen fairgrounds. Read More»
Aug 2
7:00PM
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Mario Pavone Premieres Two New Works with an 18-Piece Orchestra in Kent. The Concert is Free.

Mattison Auditorium at Kent School, Kent, CT
Bassist Mario Pavone premieres two new works with an 18-piece jazz orchestra made up of Litchfield Jazz Camp Senior Faculty, Teaching Assistants and talented students ages 15 to 72. Read More»
Jul 25
7:00PM– 9:00PM
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Jazz College Fair Night (Session 3)

Kent, CT
Litchfield Jazz Camp's College Fair Night presents reps from the best jazz degree programs to talk with students interested in learning about their programs and pursuing a degree in jazz. Sponsored by CollegeXpress.com. Don't miss this! Read More»
Jul 9, 7:15PM–
Aug 8 - 9:00PM
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Kent Has That Jazz -- More than 30 FREE Concerts Presented by Litchfield Jazz Camp & Fest

Kent, CT
The Litchfield Jazz Festival is proud to announce the return of our series of free concerts throughout July and August – “Kent Has That Jazz.” The series features Litchfield Jazz Camp’s award-winning faculty and talented Litchfield Jazz Camp students. Read More»
Jul 8 –
Aug 10
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Litchfield Jazz Camp's 16th Summer

Kent School - Kent, CT
Litchfield Jazz Camp (estb. 1997) will return to the beautiful campus of Kent School this summer. The program offers one-to-four week sessions, which run from July 8-August 10 (now5 weeks!), taught by over 50 of the best jazz artists and educators working today, led by Music Director, Don Braden. Read More»
May 6
4:00PM
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Regional Combo Classes Showcase - NYC and Hartford

Local 802 Musician’s Union 322 West 48th St., NY, NY / Japanalia,11 Whitney Street, Hartford, CT
The spring session performances of Litchfield Jazz Camp's Regional Jazz Combo Classes will be on Sunday May 6th at 4 pm both in NYC and Hartford. Come hear what our students have been working on together. Read More»
Apr 29
2:00PM– 5:00PM
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3rd Annual Jazz and Friends Concert

33 Ore Hill Rd South Kent, CT 06785
Litchfield Jazz Festival is presenting Jazz & Friends, its third in a series of annual afternoons of music and fundraising fun for the benefit of Litchfield Jazz Camp Scholarships. Over the last 16 years Litchfield Jazz Camp has granted over 20% of its students need-based scholarships annually. Read More»
Apr 26
8:00PM
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Keiko Matsui at Infinity Music Hall

Norfolk, CT
Keiko Matsui at Infinity Music Hall • Sponsored by Litchfield Performing Arts! Read More»
Apr 14
1:00PM
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The Four Freshman at Infinity Music Hall

Norfolk, CT
The Four Freshman at Infinity Music Hall • Sponsored by Litchfield Performing Arts! Read More»
Feb 26
7:30PM
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Larry Carlton at Infinity Music Hall

Norfolk, CT
Larry Carlton at Infinity Music Hall • Sponsored by Litchfield Performing Arts! Read More»
Feb 11
8:00PM
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Jane Monheit at Infinity Music Hall

Norfolk, CT
Jane Monheit at Infinity Music Hall • Sponsored by Litchfield Performing Arts! Read More»
Jan 29
3:00PM
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Blood, Sweat & Tears at Infinity Music Hall

Norfolk, CT
Blood, Sweat & Tears with Mike Jacobs at Infinity Music Hall • Sponsored by Litchfield Performing Arts! Read More»
Jan 26
8:00PM
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Bill Frisell at Infinity Music Hall

Norfolk, CT
Bill Frisell's Beautiful Dreamers featuring Eyvind Kang & Rudy Royston at Infinity Music Hall • Sponsored by Litchfield Performing Arts! Read More»
Jan 23
5:00PM

Litchfield Regional Combo Classes Spring Session Begins

New York City and Hartford, CT
Our Regional Combo Classes spring sessions in New York City and Hartford, CT will begin! Read More»
Aug 5, 5:00PM–
Aug 7 - 10:00PM
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The Litchfield Jazz Festival 16th Anniversary

The Spring Center, Kent School, Kent, CT
The Litchfield Jazz Festival (estb. 1996), is thrilled to announce its 16th Anniversary at the Spring Center on the gorgeous campus of Kent School in Kent, Connecticut. Tickets are on-sale now and the line-up has been announced. Read More»
Jul 27
7:00PM– 9:00PM
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Jazz College Fair Night (Session 3)

Kent School, Mattison Auditorium, Kent, CT
Litchfield Jazz Camp's College Fair Night presents reps from the best jazz degree programs to talk with students interested in learning about their programs and pursuing a degree in jazz. Don't miss this! Read More»
Jul 11, 7:15PM–
Aug 6 - 1:00AM
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Kent Has That Jazz -- A month of FREE Concerts Presented by Litchfield Jazz Fest

KENT, CT
The Litchfield Jazz Festival is proud to announce the return of a month of free concerts throughout July and August – “Kent Has That Jazz.” Part of the series features Litchfield Jazz Camp’s award-winning faculty, while the other concerts highlight talented Litchfield Jazz Camp students. Read More»
Jul 10, 10:00AM–
Aug 5 - 10:00AM
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Litchfield Jazz Camp's 15th Summer

Kent School - Kent, CT
Litchfield Jazz Camp (estb. 1997) will return to the beautiful campus of Kent School this summer. The program offers one-to-four week sessions, which run from July 10-August 5, taught by over 50 of the best jazz artists and educators working today, led by Music Director, Don Braden. Read More»
Jun 18, 1:00PM–
Jun 19 - 8:30PM
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Partner Event: New England Jazz & Blues Festival

Quassy Amusement Park, Middlebury, CT
New England Arts & Entertainment Proudly Presents the 1st Annual New England Jazz & Blues Festival at Quassy Amusement Park with support from the Litchfield Jazz Festival. Read More»
Dec 11
3:00PM
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Christmas Tree-O: A Holiday Concert with Matt Wilson

St. Andrew's Church, 1 North Main Street, Kent, CT
Swing in the Holiday Season with Artist-in-Residence Matt Wilson. "Christmas Tree-O: A Holiday Concert” will be held at St. Andrew's Church in Kent December 11th. Enjoy jazzy tunes from his latest release, “Christmas Tree-O,” out now on Palmetto Records. Proceeds support the Litchfield Jazz Camp Scholarship Fund. Read More»
Nov 19
7:29PM
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Project Poetry Live! Performance

Naugatuck Valley Community College, 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT
Project Poetry Live! has now affected a generation of students. Founded in 1995, PPL brings professional poets, artists, musicians, and dancers to work with 1,100 middle and high school students in five Connecticut school districts. They write poetry, attend writer's workshops, see their words become music, design sets and work with community artists translating their words into other art forms. Come see the final performance on Friday, November 19th, 7:30 PM at Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury, CT. Read More»
Aug 6, 5:00PM–
Aug 8 - 10:00PM
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The Litchfield Jazz Festival 15th Anniversary

The Spring Center, Kent School, Kent, CT
The Litchfield Jazz Festival (estb. 1996), is thrilled to announce its 15th Anniversary at the Spring Center on the gorgeous campus of Kent School in Kent, Connecticut. Tickets are on-sale now and the line-up has been announced. Read More»
Jul 24
7:30PM
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“Jazz is Cool” A Salon with Trombonist and NEA Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis

The Litchfield Jazz Festival and Camp are proud to partner with Divas World Productions to present “Jazz is Cool”--- A Jazz Salon with the Great Delfeayo Marsalis on Saturday, July 24th at 7:30 PM in Kent, CT. Tickets are only $10 and are on-sale now. Read More»
Jul 11, 10:00AM–
Aug 6 - 10:00PM
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Litchfield Jazz Camp's 14th Summer

Kent School - Kent, CT
Litchfield Jazz Camp (estb. 1997) will return to the beautiful campus of Kent School this summer. The program offers one-to-four week sessions, which run from July 11-August 6, taught by over 50 of the best jazz artists and educators working today, led by Music Director, Don Braden. Read More»
Jun 4
7:30PM
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Project Poetry Live! Final Performance

Naugatuck Valley Community College
A special celebration of dance, music, and art including professional and student performances of original works created specifically for this event! Reception follows. The performance will be held Friday, June 4th at 7:30 pm. Tickets: $15, General Admission, $5, Children 12 and under. Call 860-361-6285 for tickets and information. Read More»
Feb 6
4:00PM
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Litchfield Jazz Festival and Kent Lion’s Club present “An Afternoon of Jazz – Celebrating the Music of Ellington & Porter"

Mattison Auditorium, Kent School, 1 Macedonia Road, Kent, CT
The Litchfield Jazz Festival and The Kent Lions Club present the second annual “Afternoon of Music.” This year’s concert, “An Afternoon of Classics & Jazz,” celebrates the music of Duke Ellington, Cole Porter and others. Held at Kent School’s Mattison Auditorium on Saturday, February 6th from 4-6 PM, it features Kent’s own celebrated pianist Dolph Traymon, and professionals and outstanding young talents from Litchfield Jazz Camp. Organized as the Kent Lions Club’s winter fundraiser, the proceeds from the concert will benefit the Kent Lions charitable giving and support scholarships to one or more Kent students to attend Litchfield Jazz Camp this summer. Read More»
Jan 7
5:30PM– 7:30PM
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Litchfield Jazz Festival and Mattatuck Museum co-present First Thursdays

Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT
Litchfield Jazz Camp teaching assistant, saxophonist Andrew Hadro, performs with his trio at the Mattatuck Museum on Thursday, January 7th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. All-jazz First Thursdays are hosted in collaboration with the Litchfield Jazz Festival, featuring outstanding musicians from the local area, the Litchfield Jazz Camp, and across the nation. Read More»
Aug 2
2:45PM
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Master Classes with Lionel Loueke and Poncho Sanchez

The Litchfield Jazz Festival - Kent School, Kent, CT
Each summer The Litchfield Jazz Festival offers master classes by festival stars to students from Litchfield Jazz Camp. This summer, for the first time, those classes will also be open to festival ticket holders free of charge. Read More»
Aug 2
12:00PM–10:00PM
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The Litchfield Jazz Festival - Sunday

Kent School in Kent, CT
The Litchfield Jazz Festival (est. 1996), is thrilled about its move to the gorgeous campus of Kent School in Kent, Connecticut. Sunday’s line-up includes Poncho Sanchez, Houston Person, Dena DeRose with guest Claudio Roditi, Lionel Loueke, Ted Nash and more. Read More»
Aug 1
11:00AM
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Master Classes with Trio da Paz and Bill Henderson

The Litchfield Jazz Festival - Kent School, Kent, CT
Each summer The Litchfield Jazz Festival offers master classes by festival stars to students from Litchfield Jazz Camp. This summer, for the first time, those classes will also be open to festival ticket holders free of charge. Read More»
Jul 31
5:00PM–10:00PM
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The Litchfield Jazz Festival - Opening Night

Kent School in Kent, CT
The Litchfield Jazz Festival (est. 1996), is thrilled about its move to the gorgeous campus of Kent School in Kent, Connecticut. Friday night kicks-off with the Friends of the Festival Gala at the Morrison Gallery, and the line-up includes the Lewis Nash Quintet and Jane Monheit. Read More»
Jul 22
7:00PM– 9:00PM
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Jazz College Fair Night (Session 3)

Kent School, Kent, CT
In 2008 we began a College Fair Night. It was a great resource, informative and fun for all who participated. We invited representatives from the best jazz degree programs to talk with Litchfield Jazz Camp students interested in learning more about their programs and pursuing a degree in jazz. Read More»
Jul 6 –
Jul 29
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Jazz Around Kent presented by the Litchfield Jazz Festival

Kent School, Fife 'n Drum and Doc's Trattoria
A month full of FREE jazz concerts by Litchfield Jazz Camp all-star faculty and Litchfield Jazz Camp students held between July 6th and July 29th. Concerts held in Mattison Auditorium at Kent School, and in Kent at the Fife 'n Drum, Doc's Trattoria, Kent Memorial Library and Kent Farmers Market at Kent Green. Read More»
Jun 19
7:00PM
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Dave Brubeck Benefit Concert

Infinity Hall, Norfolk, CT
Jazzed4Life Benefit performance with Dave Brubeck and Litchfield Jazz Camp Teaching Artists. Jazzed4Life is a non-profit dedicated to helping children through jazz founded and run by Dave Brubeck's daughter and son-in-law, Catherine Brubeck Yaghsizian and Arne Yaghsizian. The Dave Brubeck Quartet headlines and Litchfield Jazz Camp teachers provide the opening and reception music. Read More»