Culture Connect Featured Event

The 17th Litchfield Jazz Festival
Ticket Price: $29-$500
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“The Litchfield” is not just a festival—it’s a jazz family. Our focus is quality in everything we do—the music, art, food and clinics.  LJF will open your ears, hearts and minds to JAZZ in all its glory - with its African, Latino, European roots. Bring your jazz family and celebrate 17 years of Litchfield Jazz, "one of the best straight-ahead jazz festivals on the map.” 

Held on the beautiful Goshen Fairgrounds in Goshen, CT August 10-12, the weekend includes an Opening Night Gala, Jazz Party & Live Auction, three days of jazz, Artist Talks and Clinics hosted by Artist-in-Residence, Gary Smulyan , student sets by Litchfield Jazz Campers, fine art and handmade crafts, kids craft corner, and fantastic food!  Students under the age of 25 with a valid student ID get a $10 discount off their ticket purchase at the gate.

This year’s line-up features NEA Jazz Master, Hubert Laws. Grammy winner Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks, Miguel Zenón Quartet, Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Benny Green Quartet and many more. It's a not-to-be-missed occasion, and all at very special prices!

And for the entire month leading up to the Festival enjoy our free jazz series, Kent Has That Jazz, in Kent, CT with performances by Litchfield Jazz Camp's all-star faculty and talented students.

For more information visit or call (860) 361-6285.