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- 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
- 18 MayRead more
I was chatting with a festival fan recently who told me she was at the very first Litchfield Jazz Festival. She came on her own and sat right up front. That’s the beautiful thing about jazz AND life— you don’t have to be half of a matched set to enjoy it. I reminded her that
- 15 MayRead more
Dr. John has a big fan base at Litchfield and headlined here twice. The second time, a funny thing happened on the way to New Haven. So here’s the story. The festival was going swimmingly when I received a call from the gate that a gaggle– read 25 or 30 news men from around the
- 05 MayRead more
My daughter Lindsey Turner and I attended two funerals in the past two weeks. On the last day of April we attended a very musical service for George Griebel in Sharon. George was a mechanical engineer in his working life and a sports car buff who was a favorite usher at Litchfield Jazz Festival from the earliest
- 01 MayRead more
Eartha Kitt was a legend. No two ways about it. I saw her live in 2004 at Mohegan Sun and rarely have I seen anyone own the stage the way she did. She was 77 years old, beautiful, and sexy with the best pair of legs I have ever seen. A row of admirers were
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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.