Litchfield Jazz Festival & Jazz Camp

For a life changing musical experience...

Come see why our fans keep coming back!

Litchfield Jazz Fest has been a tradition in the Litchfield Hills since 1996

Litchfield Jazz Fest has been a tradition in the Litchfield Hills since 1996 Litchfield Jazz Fest has been a tradition in the Litchfield Hills since 1996

Cécile McLorin Salvant

Friday, August 8, 7:45 PM (Opening night)

Friday, August 8, 7:45 PM (Opening night) Friday, August 8, 7:45 PM (Opening night)

Cyrus Chestnut Trio

Friday, August 8, 9:15 PM (Opening night)

Friday, August 8, 9:15 PM (Opening night) Friday, August 8, 9:15 PM (Opening night)

Saturday, August 9, 7:45 PM

The Gospel According to Jazz with Kirk Whalum

The Gospel According to Jazz with Kirk Whalum The Gospel According to Jazz with Kirk Whalum

Sunday, August 10, 5:30 PM

Mike Stern Band feat. Bob Franceschini, Janek Gwizdala and Lionel Cordew

Mike Stern Band feat. Bob Franceschini, Janek Gwizdala and Lionel Cordew Mike Stern Band feat. Bob Franceschini, Janek Gwizdala and Lionel Cordew

Litchfield Jazz After Work, Free Jazz Camp Faculty Concerts

Weeknights July 7 - Aug. 7 at Canterbury School, New Milford, CT

Weeknights July 7 - Aug. 7 at Canterbury School, New Milford, CT Weeknights July 7 - Aug. 7 at Canterbury School, New Milford, CT

Sunday, August 10, 7:15 PM

Jane Bunnett and Maqueque

Jane Bunnett and Maqueque Jane Bunnett and Maqueque

Curtis Fuller and Friends

Saturday, August 9, 3:30 PM

Saturday, August 9, 3:30 PM Saturday, August 9, 3:30 PM

Anthony Strong

Saturday, August 9, 6 PM

Saturday, August 9, 6 PM Saturday, August 9, 6 PM

Jimmy Greene Quartet

Sunday, August 10, 3:45 PM

Sunday, August 10, 3:45 PM Sunday, August 10, 3:45 PM

Photo by Nathan Turner.

2013 Look back - Romance and Jazz

2013 Look back - Romance and Jazz 2013 Look back - Romance and Jazz

Sunday, August 10, 1:45 PM

Mario Pavone Octet - The Accordion Project

Mario Pavone Octet - The Accordion Project Mario Pavone Octet - The Accordion Project

Saturday, August 9, 1:45 PM

Claudio Roditi Brazilian Jazz Sextet

Claudio Roditi Brazilian Jazz Sextet Claudio Roditi Brazilian Jazz Sextet

Sunday, August 10, noon

Litchfield Jazz Festival Orchestra Django Reinhardt Project

Litchfield Jazz Festival Orchestra Django Reinhardt Project Litchfield Jazz Festival Orchestra Django Reinhardt Project

Photo by Nathan Turner.

2013 Look back - RC Murals Live

2013 Look back -  RC Murals Live 2013 Look back -  RC Murals Live

Saturday, August 9, noon

Carmen Staaf Sextet Standards Reimagined

Carmen Staaf Sextet Standards Reimagined Carmen Staaf Sextet Standards Reimagined

Raise Scholarships for Our Jazz Campers at

Friends of the Festival Gala, Friday, August 8, 5:45 PM

Friends of the Festival Gala, Friday, August 8, 5:45 PM Friends of the Festival Gala, Friday, August 8, 5:45 PM

Photo by Nathan Turner.

2013 Look back - Family and Jazz

2013 Look back - Family and Jazz 2013 Look back - Family and Jazz

Photo by Dale Rothenberg

Jazz Campers Perform Opening Night

Jazz Campers Perform Opening Night Jazz Campers Perform Opening Night

Photo by Nathan Turner.

2013 Look back - The Audience Applauds

2013 Look back - The Audience Applauds 2013 Look back - The Audience Applauds

Photo by Nathan Turner.

2013 Look back - Kids Zone Magician

2013 Look back - Kids Zone Magician 2013 Look back - Kids Zone Magician

Photo by Dale Rothenberg.

2013 Look back - Crafters at Sunset

2013 Look back - Crafters at Sunset 2013 Look back - Crafters at Sunset

Photo by Nathan Turner.

2013 Look back - Glorious Sunset

2013 Look back - Glorious Sunset 2013 Look back - Glorious Sunset
19th Annual

Litchfield Jazz Festival

August 8 — 10, 2014
AT Goshen Fairgrounds • Goshen, CT
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Jul 9, 2014
How Litchfield Jazz Festival's Vita West Muir Transformed a Dream Into a Crown Jewel
Category: Festival Landing Page
Posted by: lturner
WNPR's Jazz Corridor, written by jazz critic Owen McNally, did an in depth interview with Founder/Director Vita Muir. Learn about her past (hint: it wasn't in the arts), and her approach to booking the festival lineup each summer, plus an inside look into the 2014 lineup for this summer's Litchfield Jazz Festival August 8-10 at the Goshen Fairgrounds. More»
Jul 1, 2014
PREVIEW: T-Shirt Art by Danielle Mailer
Category: Festival Landing Page
Posted by: lturner
The Litchfield Jazz Festival’s Official Visual Artist this year is Danielle Mailer. We're honored she has been showing and selling her art under the Jazz Fest Fine Art Tent since 1999 and this year her work is featured on the Official 2014 T-Shirt. All proceeds from Festival Merchandise, including the T-Shirt, supports Litchfield Jazz Camp scholarships. More»
Jun 13, 2014
Volunteer for the 19th Annual Litchfield Jazz Festival!!!
Category: Festival Landing Page
Posted by: ksimpson
Be part of this year’s Litchfield Jazz Festival August 8th - 10th and receive a complimentary Lawn Ticket for the day of your choice! We are looking for hard-working and fun-loving volunteers to be a part of our 2014 Team. Not only is this a chance to help put together a nationally acclaimed Jazz Festival, it’s also your free ticket to a day filled with great food, fine art, and superb Jazz! More»
Jun 9, 2014
Litchfield Jazz After Work, Free Concerts July 7 - Aug. 7 in New Milford
Category: Festival Landing Page
Posted by: lturner
NEW MILFORD, CT --- Litchfield Jazz Festival announces its free summer concert series “Litchfield Jazz After Work” presented by the all-star Litchfield Jazz Camp faculty at Maguire Auditorium at the Jazz Camp’s new home at Canterbury School, 101 Aspetuck Avenue, New Milford, CT. The facility is air-conditioned and the concerts are free and fabulous from July 7 through August 7 at 7PM. More»
May 23, 2014
Jazz Hero Has the Right Stuff by Owen McNally for WNPRs Jazz Corridor
Category: Festival Landing Page
Posted by: lturner
Jazz Hero Has the Right Stuff -- One of the most triumphant stories in the long history of jazz in Connecticut is how Vita West Muir, against all odds, single-handedly created and directed The Litchfield Jazz Festival, which, since its dramatic launching in 1996, has soared to national renown for its world-class quality, exquisitely balanced fare and efficient manner in which it has been run. More»
May 6, 2014
Give Local by Noon on May 7th for a 6% boost
Category: Festival Landing Page
Posted by: lturner
Give Local for 24 hours from noon on Tuesday, May 6th through noon on Wednesday, May 7th and the Connecticut Community Foundation will boost your donation with a 6% match! We are working hard to raise funds so students in financial need can have the amazing Litchfield Jazz Camp experience for years to come. You can help by donating today! More»
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