Litchfield Jazz Festival & Jazz Camp



Litchfield Jazz After Work, Free Concerts July 7 - Aug. 7 in New Milford

Litchfield Jazz After Work, Free Concerts July 7 - Aug. 7 in New Milford
Date Posted: Jun 9, 2014
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.
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Litchfield County resident Hugh Hill, who has attended the free concerts for years, had this to say: “The Litchfield Jazz Camp is one of the very few efforts to keep jazz, one of America's truly original art forms, alive. Like a lot of jazz aficionados, I will always remember those magical jazz moments--  Miles Davis at Saratoga, Stanley Clarke at the Blue Note.  So when it happens at a local high school, it is more than special.

Litchfield Jazz Camp Faculty Concerts will be held Mondays through Thursdays.  While there is no admission charge, free will donation will support Litchfield Jazz Camp need-based scholarships.  Artists include the best players on the jazz scene today – guitarist Dave Stryker, saxophonists Claire Daly, Gary Smulyan, and Don Braden, drummers Charli Persip, Steve Jonhs and Matt Wilson and many more. A weekly performer roster will be posted at

Litchfield Jazz After Work leads seamlessly into the Litchfield Jazz Festival’s 19th Anniversary on August 8-10 at the Goshen Fairgrounds in Goshen, CT. The Festival line-up features The Gospel According to Jazz with Kirk Whalum, Grammy nominated vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant, pianist Cyrus Chestnut, UK vocalist/pianist Anthony Strong, saxophonist Jimmy Greene, guitar legend Mike Stern, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, bassist Mario Pavone’s Accordion Project, the new Litchfield Jazz Festival Orchestra’s Django Reinhardt Project, the legendary trombonist and member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Curtis Fuller and more. Full line-up and schedule HERE.  Ticket holders will also enjoy crafts, fine art, the popular Kids Zone, a variety of flavorful foods, performances by Camp students, artist talks, after parties and jams. Festival tickets start at $40 and children 12 and under are free on the lawn. Parking is free. For tickets and festival information visit, call (860) 361-6285 or visit the Palace Theater box office in Waterbury.

Support for the festival comes from: BeFoundationClassical Tents & Party Goods, Connecticut Community Foundation, Connecticut State Department of Education,, Crowne Plaza Southbury, Crystal Rock, Department of Economic and Community Development, DownBeat, Harney & Sons, Infinity Music Hall & BistroJC ATM Services, Kelley Transit, Kent Greenhouse & GardensLitchfield MagazineMaster Brands, New England Foundation for the ArtsOlde Burnside Brewing Company, Republican-AmericanRS Berkeley, TELEFUNKEN, Vandoren, WBGO, WSHU, WNPR, WHDD and more...

Litchfield Jazz After Work
FREE Summer Concerts
Presented by Litchfield Jazz Festival & Camp

Litchfield Jazz Camp Faculty
Maguire Auditorium
Canterbury School
New Milford, CT
7:00 – 8:30 PM

Monday          July 7
Tuesday         July 8
Wednesday   July 9
Thursday       July 10

Monday          July 14
Tuesday         July 15
Wednesday   July 16
Thursday       July 17

Monday          July 21
Tuesday         July 22
Thursday       July 24

Monday          July 28
Tuesday         July 29
Wednesday   July 30
Thursday       July 31

Monday          August 4
Tuesday         August 5
Wednesday   August 6

The charitable organization, Litchfield Performing Arts, is dedicated to inspiring full and happy lives through music. We urge everyone, young and old, to “Listen, Learn, and Love Jazz.”

For details visit, call 860-361-6285, or join the conversation

Photo of Gary Smulyan live at the Litchfield Jazz Festival by Steven Sussman.

Date Posted: Jun 9, 2014