Influential journalist and jazz critic Nat Hentoff passed away on Saturday January 7. Hentoff wrote for The Village Voice for 50 years. He also write for DownBeat Magazine, The New Yorker, The Washington Post among many others. He was the first jazz critic to be named Jazz Master by the
Litchfield Jazz Festival and its fans enjoyed 21 years of great jazz this past weekend. The weather was gorgeous both days in spite of dire predictions. We also marked the 20th anniversary of Litchfield Jazz Camp, celebrating with the Scat & Scramble Jazz Brunch fundraiser on Sunday morning. Pictured here
Date Posted: Aug 3, 2016 – “Litchfield Jazz Festival (LJF) — a then at-risk brainchild of the fearless cultural crusader Vita Muir — would survive its infancy to become an annual crown jewel among Connecticut’s premier summer arts and entertainment events. For that matter, who back then would have bet
Date Posted: Aug 1, 2016 – Last week, after years of lobbying for a deeper involvement in jazz at Yale School of Music by interested undergraduates, Dean Robert Blocker has announced Yale is moving in the direction endorsed most recently by the Yale Undergraduate Jazz Collective, a vocal student coalition.
Date Posted: Jul 22, 2016 – Mario is celebrating 50 years in music and his 76th birthday this year. We have dedicated the 2016 Litchfield Jazz Festival to him. Pavone began playing bass in the early sixties and got his first big break in 1964 with pianist Paul Bley. He
We don’t know about you… but brunch is by far one of our favorite meals. Add in good friends, live music, and a New Orleans twist? We’re sold! Come hang out with us on Sunday, August 7th at 10:30am for our first Scat & Scramble Jazz Brunch. The morning will