POSTED: JULY 26, 2011
“Listen, Learn, & Love Jazz” at the Litchfield Jazz Festival in Kent, August 5th-7th and take advantage of 3 new special promotions that make The Litchfield a Best Buy on the summer festival circuit.
Litchfield has a killer line-up this year. Friday night features the Clayton Brothers Quintet and Grammy nominee and rising superstar Trombone Shorty and his Orleans Avenue Band. Saturday includes NEA Jazz Master Roy Haynes, Vijay Iyer, a Ray Charles Tribute and other acts. Sunday’s line-up features NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath leading his Big Band, Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio, the Joe Lovano Nonet and more.
Add to this Artist Talks and Clinics hosted by Artist –in-Residence Matt Wilson in the Artist Talk Tent on the lawn, student sets by Litchfield Jazz Campers, fine arts and crafts, great food and a new Kid’s Craft Corner. It's a not-to-be-missed occasion, and all at very special prices.
GROUPON DEAL: If you are a Groupon member (Hartford region) or become one this week you get 50% off the regular ticket price on Section 3 and 4 seats in the Mainstage/Springs Center and on the lawn. A limited number are available so ticket buyers are encouraged to order quickly (valid on groupon.com from Tuesday, July 26 – Friday, July 29).
STUDENT DISCOUNT: This year for the first time students 25 and under with a valid ID will receive $10 off any one ticket they purchase at the gate. The student discount cannot be purchased on-line.
BUY 3 GET 1 FREE: In addition, the festival is launching a Bring a Friend promotion. Buy (3) tickets at any level and receive a fourth at equal or lesser value for free. This offer expires Wednesday August 3 at 5 pm. To take advantage of the Bring a Friend offer you must call 860-361-6285 and reference the Bring a Friend promotion. This offer cannot be purchased on-line. And, as always children 12 and under are free on the lawn when a parent or guardian purchases tickets.
The Litchfield Jazz Festival and Litchfield Jazz Camp are produced by Litchfield Performing Arts, a not-for-profit dedicated to changing lives through the arts. Each summer they award $100,000+ in need-based scholarship to students from all over the United States and have been educating audiences since 1981.
The Litchfield Jazz Festival is supported in part by an award from the NEA Art Works and NEA Jazz Masters Live, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, CT Commission on Culture & Tourism, DownBeat, Republican-American, Steinway & Sons Westport Gallery, Charter Communications, Litchfield Magazine, NBC Connecticut, Crystal Rock Water Company, Kelley Transit, RS Berkeley, Union Savings Bank, Infinity Music Hall & Bistro, Lakeridge, TD Bank, The Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut, Martin Ray Winery, Vandoren, Magic Hat Brewery, WNPR, WBGO, Kent Greenhouse & Gardens, American Medical Response, and others. Litchfield Jazz Camp students, who study for up to a month prior to The Festival and perform on the student stage, participate through major support from the CT State Department of Education Interdistrict Grants and additional support from NAMM Foundation, The Joe Williams Every Day Foundation and LPA members.
For details visit www.litchfieldjazzfest.com, www.facebook.com/litchfieldjazzfestival or call 860-361-6285.