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“His name belongs among the leaders of the young Jazz piano scene.” JazzTimes Julian Shore has been called “a pianist/composer who beyond the obvious elegance of his playing, has a clear sense of the bigger artistic picture” (Ottowa Citizen). Julian Shore grew up listening to his father play Bach on his home piano. As a toddler
- 09 JunRead more
He changed music with his inventions and performances. Although widely associated with developing the solid body electric guitar that bears his name, Les Paul’s numerous recording inventions and innovations also changed modern music. Les Paul popularized the use of echo, reverb, phase shifting, close miking, delay and slap back with the introduction of his “New
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Over two decades, Litchfield Jazz Camp has had its share of precocious students. Quite a few of them, actually. Most fall into a category I like to call to “my little old men.” They are atypically young boys (our official bottom age is 12) with high intelligence and talent and great communication skills. Some are
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It’s always a challenge for me to find great male jazz vocalists. I am picky to the point of obsession, and, when Frank Sinatra of the perfect phrasing, diction, pitch and timbre is your standard, who can ever measure up? So I search and search and usually come up dry. And then, I discovered Michael
- 22 MayRead more
People ask me all the time, “Where do you find these artists?.” I usually say “The real question is what do I do with all the artists I find?” Few call me because they seem to know there is no time for chitchat here. Most send CDs. I look at them all and decide which
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The Litchfield Jazz Festival is a proud production of the not-for-profit Litchfield Performing Arts, Inc (LPA). LPA’s internationally renowned Litchfield Jazz Festival is making it's 22nd appearance August 5 & 6, 2017. The Festival will be held at the Goshen Fairgrounds in Goshen, CT.
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What our festival goers are saying about their experience
Nothing beats the Litchfield Jazz Festival…an ongoing tradition for those in the know.
I was overjoyed with my experience at the Jazz festival. Remarkable. Each performance alone was worth the price of admission. I have not stopped talking and email everyone I know.Festival Goer
The sweetest little festival in the United States.
This is the best jazz festival anywhere!
Stands Tall…Wall Street Journal
A model jazz line-up.New York Times
Litchfield Jazz Festival is “a most mellow and tasty event.”Festival Attendee
Top-ranked … not one of [those] fests packed with pop fizzle and no jazz sizzle.Owen McNally, Hartford Magazine
Litchfield really is what other jazz festivals wish they could be…it [is] a true gem.Dave Hershorin, NewOrleansRadio.com
One of the best festivals.Diana Krall
A summer in the Litchfield [hills] is always green and glorious, but how much sweeter it becomes when the strains of jazz, pure and beautiful, are carried on the summer wind.