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Listen to WHDD radio interviews on Jazz Fest

Listen to WHDD radio interviews on Jazz Fest
Date Posted: Jul 14, 2009
Marshall Miles of WHDD interviewed Lindsey Turner, PR & Marketing Director, about the 2009 Litchfield Jazz Festival's move to Kent and line-up details. Get the inside scoop; listen to the interview on-line. Bonus interviews with Paulette from Doc's, Peter from Starbuck Inn and Elissa from the Fife. More to come with Jazz Camp faculty; stay tuned.
Category: Festival Landing Page
Posted by: lturner

Did you know there was a new NPR affiliate based in Sharon, CT?

WHDD AM1020 and 91.9FM Robinhood Radio is airing a series of interviews with Litchfield Jazz Festival staff, Litchfield Jazz Camp teachers and Kent community members leading up to the Litchfield Jazz Festival, July 31 - August 2.  

1) First is the Litchfield Jazz Festival's PR & Marketing Director Lindsey (Muir) Turner.  Learn about the move to Kent, the line-up, the Opening Night Friends Gala, the Saturday night After Party & Jam and Jazz Around Kent, our free concerts for the community.

Listen to Marhsall Miles interview Lindsey Turner now.

2) Up next is an interview with the co-owner of Doc's Tattoria in Kent, Paulette Menniti-Pizzo.  Paulette talks about Doc's excitement and involvement with the Litchfield Jazz Camp and Festival.  Doc's is hosting free jazz Thursday nights by Litchfield Jazz Camp students and they're a co-sponsor of the Friends of the Festival Gala and Opening Night at The Morrison Gallery. 

Listen to Marshall Miles interview Paulette from Doc's now.

3) The third interview is with Peter Starbuck, Innkeeper/Owner of Starbuck Inn.  Peter talks about how the Festival decided to move to Kent and his involvement which includes hosting a Festival performer and a lucky winner who won a trip to the Litchfield Jazz Fest (with airfare, accommodation and tickets). 

Listen to Marshall Miles interview Peter from Starbuck Inn now.

4) Elissa Potts, manager of The Fife 'n Drum Restaurant and Inn.  Elissa's parents, Dolph & Audrey Traymon opened the Fife 'n Drum in 1973 and it all these years later it is a Kent institution.  They talk about the history of the Fife, what it's been like to have the Litchfield Jazz Camp students perform weekly and her excitment about the Litchfield Jazz Fest moving to Kent.  

Listen to Marshall Miles interview Elissa from The Fife 'n Drum now.

5) Baritone saxophonist, Lauren Sevian, faculty member at Litchfield Jazz Camp.  Lauren has been performing professionally since the age of 12, first on the piano, then on the saxophone. At the age of 16 she won the Count Basie Invitational soloing competition, which led to a feature performance with the Basie Band. Lauren came to New York in 1997 to attend the prestigious Manhattan School of Music. She is a regular member of the Mingus Big Band, JC Hopkins Biggish Band.  Lauren is also married to a Litchfield Jazz Camp instructor, Mike DiRubbo and has been teaching herself at Litchfield Jazz Camp since 2007.

Listen to Marshall Miles interview Lauren Sevian now.

6) Baritone saxophonist, Claire Daly, faculty member at Litchfield Jazz Camp.

Claire received her degree from the Berklee College of Music. After graduation she anchored the sax section in the Diva Big Band for 7 years.  She then released two CDs as leader on Koch Jazz (now re-released on Dalybread Records), and a new release of her own called "Heaven Help Us All" (Dalybread Records). She has backed up Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Joe Williams, Rosemary Clooney among many others.  Claire was the DownBeat baritone critic poll winner in 2003-2005 and 2009. The Jazz Journalist Association named her the "baritone saxophonist of the year (2005)." Claire has been a resident artist at the Litchfield Jazz Camp since 2000.

Listen to Marshall Miles interview Claire Daly Now.

Date Posted: Jul 14, 2009