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The Litchfield Jazz Festival has brought hundreds of world class artists to Connecticut – and has helped educate hundreds of students in this American art form.
The Festival started in 1996, and quickly became one of the most respected jazz events in the world. After starting its life in Litchfield, and then moving for a ten year run at the Goshen fairgrounds – it comes to the town of Kent for the first time this year.
The festival is more than just performances by professional musicians – it’s a jazz camp for aspiring talent. Today, where we Live we’re broadcasting live from Kent’s landmark restaurant, the fife and drum – the site of a jazz series leading up to the festival.
Today, we’ll hear from student musicians – talk about the Litchfield jazz festival – and the impact on this small town on Connecticut’s far Western edge.