Litchfield Jazz Camp and Festival extend their sympathies and concern for all those families and individuals whose lives were disrupted or destroyed by the cataclysms our nation has faced in the last few months- The devastating hurricanes that racked Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida and other states, the act of horror

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FUNDRAISER – Jingle & Mingle – December 9

Join us on December 9 for dinner, drinks, live jazz and FUN!  Proceeds from this benefit event will support music education at Litchfield Jazz Camp.  Stay tuned for more info.   Thank you to the Connecticut Community Foundation, Litchfield Distillery, and Litchfield Community Center for their support of this event!

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Generations Unite at Litchfield Jazz Fest — Adapted From Down Beat Magazine, by Brian Zimmerman

To understand why Litchfield Jazz Festival carries such an intergenerational appeal, consider the age of two of its headliners.  Guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, 91, sat in as a special guest during a Benny Goodman tribute with clarinetist Ken Peplowsky.  Piano prodigy Brandon Goldberg, who performed in an homage to Carly Simon

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Thank you

Litchfield Jazz would like to thank the generous people and organizations who helped make another year—the 22nd—of Litchfield Jazz Festival a reality.  The music was wonderful and the audience could not have been more enthusiastic. Over one hundred volunteers helped run the festival, a corps of folks we could not

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Gearing up for the 22nd Litchfield Jazz Festival

Litchfield Jazz Fest is back, August 5 and 6 at Goshen Fairgrounds.  Under the banner Discovering Genius this year,  fest acts run for two full days and showcase young stars-in-the-making– vocalist Michael Mayo and pianists Joe Alterman, Julian Shore and 11-year-old prodigy Brandon Goldberg. A tribute to the great Benny

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Sponsor Spotlight – Crystal Rock

Just like the Litchfield Jazz Fest, Crystal Rock has deep roots in the community. What started as water being delivered from a horse-drawn carriage has evolved into one of the Northeast’s largest water, coffee and office supplier. Even with our growth, we’ve still stayed connected to the area where our

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Discovering Genius – Pianist Julian Shore

“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

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Happy Birthday Les Paul

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

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Give Local is TOMORROW

Tomorrow, Tuesday April 25, and Wednesday April 26 is the Litchfield Hills Give Local Event.  The campaign officially begins tomorrow at 7:00 AM, but early giving has already started, so you may make your gift now if you prefer! Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated and will help us achieve

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Opinion: Not Enough Jazz “Instead of scholarship, we get spectacle.”

At the 2016 Jazz Festival, we invited a talented group of jazz musicians from Yale University to play on the Second Stage. One of these young men, Jack Broza Lawrence, published an article last week in a Yale magazine on the status of Jazz Studies at Yale and the university’s rejection of

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