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National Guitar Workshop Closes Its Doors; Litchfield Jazz Camp Offers Places At 50% Off.

Kent. CT: On Monday, July 9 Litchfield Jazz Camp learned of the impending bankruptcy of the National Guitar Workshop, a three-decades-old program that at the height of its activities served up to 6000 students annually, according to David Smolover, its owner and founder. Litchfield Jazz Camp’s artistic director, Don Braden, and its founder and executive director, ...

FESTIVAL

The Litchfield Jazz Festival Returns To Goshen, CT And The Great Outdoors

The Litchfield Jazz Festival Returns To Goshen, CT And The Great Outdoors

GOSHEN, CT — At the request of its many fans, Litchfield Jazz Festival returns to its roots at the Goshen Fairgrounds in Goshen CT. The site features many things jazz fans have come to love, chief among them the best in jazz under an airy Mainstage tent and from acres of lawn. Along with these, the ...

AWARD / GRANT

Litchfield Jazz Festival Announces 2012 Artist-in-residence, Baritone Saxophonist Gary Smulyan

Litchfield Jazz Festival Announces 2012 Artist-in-residence, Baritone Saxophonist Gary Smulyan

Goshen, CT — Litchfield Jazz Festival announces the 2012 Artist-in-Residence for the 17th Annual Litchfield Jazz Festival. The honor goes to baritone saxophonist Gary Smulyan. Known as a master of bebop, Smulyan is one of the major voices on his instrument today. Winner of six Grammy Awards, his latest honors include winner of the 2009 and ...

EDUCATION

Money Raised For Litchfield Jazz Camp Scholarships At An Afternoon Of Jazz & Friends

Money Raised For Litchfield Jazz Camp Scholarships At An Afternoon Of Jazz & Friends

Litchfield Performing Arts, the not-for-profit producer of The Litchfield Jazz Festival and its teaching arm, Litchfield Jazz Camp, held a successful fundraiser on April 29 at the home of its board president Bob Lenz and his wife Carol. The afternoon was designed to show off the talents of outstanding campers and to introduce a debuting artist ...

EDUCATION

Litchfield Jazz Camp Announces Two New Courses And Select Places Still Available

Litchfield Jazz Camp Announces Two New Courses And Select Places Still Available

Kent, CT: Litchfield Jazz Camp (est. 1997) is excited to announce new course offerings for 2012. Guitarist and Camp Teaching Artist Doug Munro will offer a College Prep Seminar during sessions three (7/22-7/27), four (7/29-8/3), and five (8/5-8/10). Doug, who is a Professor of Music at SUNY Purchase and founder of their Jazz Program, will offer ...

PERFORMANCE

“Christmas Tree-O: A Holiday Concert” by Litchfield Jazz Festival Artist-in-Residence Matt Wilson

âChristmas Tree-O: A Holiday Concertâ by Litchfield Jazz Festival Artist-in-Residence Matt Wilson

Kent, CT—The Litchfield Jazz Festival is pleased to announce “Christmas Tree-O: A Holiday Concert" featuring Artist-in-Residence, drummer, Matt Wilson. The concert will be held at St. Andrew's Church in Kent on Saturday, December 11th at 3:00 PM featuring festive jazzy tunes from Matt's latest release, “Christmas Tree-O," out now on Palmetto Records. Matt Wilson kicked-off his ...

RADIO

Litchfield Jazz Festival Performances Air on NPR’s JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater

Litchfield Jazz Festival Performances Air on NPRâs JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater

On Saturday, August 7, 2010, National Public Radio's JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater came to the Litchfield Jazz Festival to record bassist Mario Pavone's live performance of a new work with his group Orange Double Tenor. The Festival, which celebrated its 15th Anniversary that weekend in Kent, CT, was honored to present Pavone's commission from Chamber ...

EDUCATION

Litchfield Jazz Camp Presents the 3rd Annual Jazz College Fair Night July 28th

Kent, CT--Litchfield Jazz Camp (est. 1997) is a total jazz immersion where students ages 13 through adult learn and play in a non-competitive environment on the campus of Kent School in Kent, CT. Students rehearse in combos with others at their level 15 hours a week, study music theory, perform and jam, learn from guest artists ...


 

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