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New England Jazz & Blues Festival June 18 & 19
New England Arts & Entertainment Proudly Presents the 1st Annual New England Jazz & Blues Festival this weekend at Quassy Amusement Park with support from the Litchfield Jazz Festival. More »
Concert Schedule for tonight (Aug 5) and Festival weekend schedule now posted

The fourth and final student ensemble concert is tonight, August 5th starting 6PM until 10 PM. There are two performance locations, so please make sure you are heading to the correct venue. Staff will be on campus to assist with directions, and checkout if need be.

Click here to download the concert schedule for tonight (Aug 5).

Not sure which ensemble your student is in? Click here to download the Student Ensemble Combo list.

Click here to read more about student performances at the Litchfield Jazz Festival.

15th Anniversary Line-up Announced
Litchfield Performing Arts is pleased to announce the 15th Anniversary of the Litchfield Jazz Festival honoring Dave Brubeck in his 90th year. The festival returns, August 6-8, to the Springs Center and campus of Kent School in Kent, CT. The line-up is set and tickets are on-sale now. The acclaimed festival was named a “Top 100 Event” in the US and Canada twice, and, last summer, JazzImprov said, “Nothing beats the Litchfield Jazz Festival…an ongoing tradition for those in the know.” More »
Litchfield Jazz Ensemble Performs in Kent on February 6th from 4-6PM
Litchfield Jazz Festival and Kent Lions Club present an “An Afternoon of Classics & Jazz,” celebrating the music of Duke Ellington and Cole Porter. Held at Kent School’s Mattison Auditorium on Saturday, February 6th from 4-6 PM, it features pianist Dolph Traymon, and professionals and outstanding young talents from Litchfield Jazz Camp. Proceeds will benefit the Kent Lions charitable giving and support scholarships for Kent area students to attend Litchfield Jazz Camp this summer. More »
Jazz Camp Teachers and Students Perform in Kent on February 6th
Litchfield Jazz Camp and Kent Lions Club present an “An Afternoon of Classics & Jazz,” celebrating the music of Duke Ellington and Cole Porter. 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. Proceeds will benefit the Kent Lions charitable giving and support scholarships for Kent area students to attend Camp this summer. More »
Litchfield Jazz Festival Reviewed in Jazz Improv November 2008
Vita Muir has been the driving force behind the jazz festival that has been held for the past thirteen years in the historic town of Litchfield, Connecticut - birthplace of Ethan Allen (of more than furniture fame), residence of Harriet Beecher Stowe and others. More »
NEA Jazz Master interview with Dave Brubeck and Paquito D’Rivera held at the Litchfield Jazz Festival airs on WNPR’s
Fifty years ago Dave Brubeck took an amazing diplomatic journey. He toured Europe and the Middle East with his quartet and went behind the iron curtain. More »
"Dave Brubeck brings his piano to Brookhaven" - By Kevin Amorim. In a recent interview, Dave Brubeck was asked about his "Best Show Ever" to which he replied: More »