July 16, 2019

Litchfield Jazz Festival

The Litchfield Jazz Festival is one of Connecticut’s live summer concerts we look forward to.  Hosted by Litchfield Performing Arts, Inc., this live music festival has been around since 1996.  Get tickets for this year’s Litchfield Jazz Festival here. About The Litchfield Jazz Festival First launched in 1996, the Litchfield Jazz Festival welcomed dance, theater […]

Litchfield Jazz Festival

“Nothing beats the Litchfield Jazz Festival…an ongoing tradition for those in the know.” – JazzImprov The first Litchfield Jazz Festival was held in the summer of 1996.  Organized by the Litchfield Performing Arts group with monetary assistance from The Connecticut Commission on the Arts, a local tradition was born.  1996’s Litchfield Jazz Festival line up […]

Hubert Laws in the Spotlight

Hubert Laws grew up literally surrounded by music.  His grandfather played harmonica and entertained with a one-man band.  His mother played gospel music on the piano and his boyhood home was right across the street from an actual honky-tonk in Houston.  Hubert grew up playing rhythm and blues and gospel at dances. His early musical […]

Litchfield Jazz Festival’s Helen Sung

1.     What genre of music do you perform? Jazz mainly. Sometimes I get to do classical, as well as music in the R&B, funk, soul, and pop styles.  2.     When did you start performing? I started taking classical piano & violin lessons at the age of 5 and soon after began participating in recitals and […]

Four Freshman at the Litchfield Jazz Festival

The Four Freshmen are one of the top vocal groups of the 1950s and today. The sound that began in 1948 at Butler University in Indianapolis by founding member brothers Don & Ross Barbour, their cousin, Bob Flanigan  and Hal Kratsch continues today with Brian Eichenberger, Curtis Calderon, Vince Johnson and Bob Ferreira.  This incarnation […]

Litchfield Jazz Festival Opening Night: Swing is King!

The Litchfield Jazz Festival’s 17th Anniversary will be held on August 10-12 at the Goshen Fairgrounds in Goshen, CT. The Festival line-up features the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, swing sensation Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, Artist-in-Residence Gary Smulyan, Miguel Zenon and many more.  Ticket holders will also enjoy crafts, fine art, kids music and movement […]

Litchfield Jazz Festival’s Artist in Residence, Gary Smulyan

INTERVIEW WITH GARY SMULYAN, 2012 ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE at the Litchfield Jazz Festival! Q: How do you feel about having been asked to be the Litchfield Jazz Festival’s AIR?  A:  It’s a total honor and a privileged to be asked to take on that role.  Last year was the first year I was involved both teaching at […]

Benny Green

Born in New York in 196 3, pianist Benny Green has the history of jazz at his fingertips. He grew up in California and began classical piano at seven. Influenced by his fathe r, a tenor saxophonist, his attention soon turned into Jazz. As a teenager he was already working with the great Eddie Henderson. […]

Litchfield Jazz Festival

The Litchfield Jazz Festival celebrates 17 years August 10-12 outdoors at the Goshen Fairgrounds in Goshen, CT.  The weekend features award winning jazz musicians and a chance to kick-up your heels on two dance floors, eat delicious food and drink fine wines and local beers, shop handmade crafts and fine art, listen to the next […]