By Litchfield Performing Arts, a not-for-profit educational charity.

Joe Alterman Trio

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Alterman moved to New York in the fall of 2007 to study at New York University, where he earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. There, he had the opportunity to study with Don Friedman, Joe Lovano, and John Scofield. He has headlined at venues around the United States including the Blue Note Jazz Club, The Kennedy Center, Germantown Performing Arts Center, Rialto Center For The Performing Arts, Preservation Hall, Earl Klugh’s Weekend of Jazz, among others; Alterman also headlined New York’s Iridium, the Kitano, 21 Club, Le Cirque, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola and at the Blue Note Jazz Club in Milan, Italy.

Alterman has performed with Les McCann, Houston Person, Tony Middleton and bassist James Cammack, with whom he also works frequently with in a duo setting. His trio has performed for Les McCann, Ramsey Lewis, Philip Bailey (of Earth, Wind & Fire), John Pizzarelli and Hiromi, among others.

Alterman’s debut recording, Georgia Sunset, produced by Houston Person, reached #6 on the JazzWeek radio charts. His second, Comin’ Home to You was released in February. “Joe Alterman, although much younger than I, is an inspiration to me. His piano playing, his will to explore, his ability to swing is something to behold. God Bless Him!” -VWM
This is Joe Alterman’s first appearance at the Litchfield Jazz Festival. He is being joined by Matt Wilson on drums and Avery Sharpe on bass.

This performance is sponsored in part by NEFA

  • October 17, 2017
  • 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
  • Main Stage, Goshen Fairgrounds

Main Stage, Goshen Fairgrounds

By Car:
The Goshen Fairgrounds is located in the northwest corner of Connecticut, on the right approximately 1/2 mile south of the center of Goshen on Route 63. The Litchfield Jazz Festival is held at the Goshen Fairgrounds and FREE parking for the Festival is at the Goshen Fairgrounds Fields, directly across the street from the Fairgrounds. It’s a lovely drive from any direction!

Address for Google Maps:
116 Old Middle Street
Goshen, CT 06756

HANDICAP PARKING is located directly on the Festival grounds. There will be ample signs to direct handicap patrons where to park.

By Train:
It’s easy, relaxing and affordable to get to Goshen on Metro-North Railroad from Grand Central Station in New York City. Take the Harlem Line Train to the Metro-North's TenMile River stop in Amenia, NY, just 28 miles from Goshen where you can meet one of the Kent/Goshen area livery services (see list below). For Metro-North schedules and tickets visit

For questions email or call 860-361-6285.

By Plane:
Goshen is approximately 38 miles from Bradley International Airport in Connecticut, 100 miles from Laguardia Airport and from John F. Kennedy Airport, both in New York. Once you arrive, you may need a livery service. Below are recommended services.

Livery Services:
Mention Litchfield Jazz when you call for a 10% discount on a round trip.

Mention Litchfield Jazz when you call for a 10% discount.
Mention Litchfield Jazz when you call for a 10% discount.
Mention Litchfield Jazz when you call for a 10% discount.

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