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Article: Live Review

16th Litchfield Jazz Festival: Kent, CT, August 5-7, 2011

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Litchfield Jazz Festival Kent, CT August 5-7, 2011 “I like to save the best for last," saxophonist Jimmy Heath told the crowd near the end of his big band's grand finale set at the Litchfield Jazz Festival on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011. It was a successful strategy, not only for Heath's ...

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News: Radio

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

Litchfield Jazz Festival Performances Air on NPR’s 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 ...

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News: Performance / Tour

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

“Christmas Tree-O: A Holiday Concert” 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 ...

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Article: Live Review

15th Anniversary of the Litchfield Jazz Festival

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Litchfield Jazz FestivalKent, ConnecticutAugust 6-8, 2010 The green hills of Kent, Connecticut resounded once more with the sound of jazz as the 15th Anniversary of the Litchfield Jazz Festival settled in from Friday, August 6th through Sunday, August 8th. This year the main stage was again indoors in the newly air-conditioned hockey ...

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News: Award / Grant

Matt Wilson Appointed First Artist in Residence at Litchfield Jazz Festival

Matt Wilson Appointed First Artist in Residence at Litchfield Jazz Festival

Kent, CT--World-renowned drummer, Matt Wilson has been appointed the first Artist-in-Residence to mark the 15th anniversary of the Litchfield Jazz Festival, August 6th--8th in Kent, CT. In this role Matt will be a presence for the Festival throughout the year, giving clinics around the state and a Christmas concert in Kent celebrating the release of his ...

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News: Festival

Litchfield Jazz Festival “Goes Green”

Litchfield Jazz Festival “Goes Green”

The Litchfield Jazz Festival returns August 6th--8th to the Springs Center and grounds of Kent School in Kent, Connecticut where it will celebrate its 15th anniversary. The festival is renowned for “booking the next best thing in jazz" and has included artists like Dave Brubeck, Diana Krall and Tito Puente. The Litchfield Jazz Festival, which has ...

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Article: Live Review

Litchfield Jazz Festival 2009

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Litchfield Jazz FestivalKent, ConnecticutJuly 31-August 2, 2009 For two and a half days this past weekend, jazz invaded Connecticut with the arrival of the 14th Annual Litchfield Jazz Festival. This year, in a new home on the Kent School grounds in Kent, Connecticut, this major musical event, hosted by WBGO broadcaster and jazz ...

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Litchfield Jazz Festival 2007

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Litchfield Jazz Festival Goshen Fairgrounds Goshen, Connecticut August 3-5, 2007 Connecticut may not be very high on the list of “jazz states," particularly nestled, as it is, among New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. But it does have its history and players and for the last 12 years an ...

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Article: Live Review

Litchfield Jazz Festival 2006

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Litchfield Jazz Festival Goshen, CT August 4-6, 2006 Nestled amongst the beautiful hills and valleys of western Connecticut and graced with wonderful weather, the 11th annual Litchfield Jazz Festival (August 4-6, 2006) was run like a well-oiled machine. There were two tents, with the larger one serving as the ...


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