Master Classes at LJC

August 3 3PM Maguire Auditorium, Canterbury School Open to the public as well as jazz campers   Litchfield Jazz Camp is thrilled to welcome back the lovely and talented bassist/vocalist Nicki Parrott. Nicki enjoyed a 10-year association with the great Les Paul, performing in his trio every Monday night at

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Jazz After Work – Free Faculty Concert Series Begins TONIGHT!

Jazz After Work, a series of free summer jazz concerts sponsored by Litchfield Jazz Festival, returns to Litchfield Jazz Camp in New Milford .  Beginning July 10, the Camp’s all-star faculty performs Monday through Thursday nights for the full four weeks of the camp’s run. Student camper concerts happen every

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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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Congratulations to Claire Daly!

Congratulations are in order for longtime LJC Faculty member Claire Daly for her recent recognition as the 2017 Jazz Journalist Baritone Saxophonist of the Year! A veteran Litchfield Jazz Camp teaching artist for well over a decade, Claire also teaches at Jazz at Lincoln Center MSJA and privately in New

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Master Class – Look The Part: Dressing for On Stage Success

At Litchfield Jazz Camp, Tues July 25 & August 1. Even before the performance begins, successful artists engage their audience with a look and style that captures attention and commands respect. Knowing how to present yourself on stage is an essential tool for success in the competitive music industry. Jazz

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Scholarships Available – New Funding for Hartford Students

Litchfield Jazz Camp, turning out tomorrow’s jazz stars for the past 20 years, proudly announces a program for younger students –LITCHFIELD JAZZ CAMP KIDS. Thanks to support from Connecticut Community Foundation and from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Beatrice Fox Auerbach Fund we are accepting campers as day or

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Thank you for making Give Local a success

Thanks to all of our generous donors, Litchfield Performing Arts was able to raise over $7,000 to help support our programs during this year’s Give Local!  In today’s climate, where funding for education and the arts is threatened, your support is more critical than ever.  We would not be able

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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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Mark Your Calendar – Give Local is Coming to the Litchfield Hills April 25-26

Since it’s first year, Give Local, a 36 hour online giving event hosted by the Connecticut Community Foundation, has infused over $3.2 million dollars into the non-profit community in the Greater Waterbury area!  During this online event, every dollar donated will be streched further through matching funds and potential prizes. As the

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