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Guests enjoyed a gourmet menu created and prepared by Metro Bis chef owner Chris Prosperi and an auction featuring items like holidays in Hawaii and the Bahamas run by celebrity host John Dankosky from WNPR.
A highlight of the evening was the presentation to Vita West Muir, Founder/Director of the Litchfield Jazz Festival and Camp, of the Jazz Hero Award by the Jazz Journalists Association. Both programs are run by Litchfield Performing Arts, the charitable parent organization, also Founded and Directed by Muir.
Thanks to a matching grant of $10,000 from the Redding-based BeFoundation and generous support from Mr. Prosperi, the event netted over $25,000. This funding will support 20 young musicians at this summer’s Litchfield Jazz Camp at Canterbury School in New Milford CT. The Camp runs from July 6 to August 8. Spaces are still available for all sessions, and special consideration is given for support of Connecticut students in need. Instrumental and vocal students ages 12 and up are welcome.
Litchfield Jazz Camp players can be heard this summer at the Litchfield Jazz Festival in Goshen CT, August 8-10, and at Canterbury School every Friday evening during the camp, as well as at weekly concerts alongside their instructors on the New Milford Green. Litchfield concerts on the Green are supported by Bank Street Investments.
For more information on the Litchfield Jazz Festival and Litchfield Jazz Camp please visitwww.litchfieldjazzfest.com, call 860-361-6285 and join the conversation on www.facebook.com/litchfieldjazzfestival, www.facebook.com/litchfieldjazzcamp,
www.twitter.com/litchfieldjazz and www.youtube.com/litchfieldarts.
WWHU's Chuck Obuchowski presntes Vita West Muir with a Jazz Hero Award from the Jazz Journalists Association. Photo by Lindsey Turner.