Founded in 1997, Litchfield Jazz Camp now serves 70-150 residential and day students each week for 1 to 4 week sessions on the campus of Canterbury School in New Milford, Connecticut. Run by Litchfield Performing Arts, a charitable organization dedicated to changing lives through music, the Camp's philosophy is simple. We start with a faculty of amazing and inspiring jazz musicians. To that we add eager music students in a non-competitive program. Litchfield Jazz Camp embraces all learners - students 12 years to adult, beginners, intermediate and advanced players, students with learning disabilities, and others. That is how the collaborative, supportive and fun atmosphere at Litchfield Jazz Camp is created. Find out for yourself!
The Connecticut Community Foundation is hosting Give Local Greater Waterbury & Litchfield Hills on May 3-4, 2016. This 36 hour online giving event will help you support local nonprofit organizations that work every day to make our community stronger. More»
Tickets are still available for An Afternoon of Jazz & Friends, Sunday April 24. This wonderful party and concert benefits Litchfield Jazz Camp’s need-based scholarships. Music is provided by Litchfield Jazz Camp instructors, top students, and two Monk Competition finalists, vocalist Veronica Swift and bassist Daryl Johns. Daryl will appear on this summer’s Litchfield Jazz Fest with pianist Orrin Evans and drummer Steve Johns – yes, his dad. (Steve was a member of the Trio of the late, great Dr. Billy Taylor.) Bet he’ll sit in if we ask him nicely! Veronica will appear at the 2017 Festival. The party is at a breathtaking home in South Kent, CT. Call 860-361-6285 for more information, or Click Here!More»
During week 4, legendary guitarist Mike Stern will be visiting Litchfield Jazz Camp for a workshop day at Canterbury School, New Milford CT. The day concludes with a concert that is free and open to the public. Stern has, by popular demand appeared on both the 2014 and 2015 Festival lineups, and we are thrilled to have him this year at camp.More»
Congress has permanently extended a popular tax-advantaged giving opportunity. The new law allows individuals who are age 70½ or older to make gifts of up to $100,000 directly from their IRA account to one or more qualified charities, WITHOUT PAYING FEDERAL INCOME TAX on the withdrawal. The extension was made retroactive to January 1, 2015. More»