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Litchfield Jazz Festival

Updated: Jul 4, 2019

The Opening Night Gala, Friday, July 26, will be hosted at Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens in Washington Depot.

July 26, July 27, & July 28, 2019

Set in the picturesque, rolling Litchfield Hills, the Litchfield Jazz Festival was established nearly a quarter century ago. That first line-up in 1996 would be the envy of any major festival today—Diana Krall, Christian McBride, Terence Blanchard, Russell Malone, Peter Bernstein, Ahmad Jamal, Renee Rosnes, JJ Johnson ... If you remember this or any of the wonderful festivals that followed, you won’t want to miss Litchfield Jazz Fest 2019.

THINGS ARE NEW THIS YEAR! - As you may know, the Litchfield Jazz Festival is the public face of the non-profit Litchfield Performing Arts, while Litchfield Jazz Camp is its heart. To connect the Festival more closely to the Camp it serves, to make it a community event, and to keep it sustainable, we’ve decided to change the Festival paradigm.


Tickets are available as single Show tickets, or as multi day/show packages


Opening Night Gala

5:30 pm – Start your Festival in style at The Judy Black Memorial Park And Gardens and support Litchfield Jazz Camp scholarships

Friday Evening Show

7:45pm - Litchfield Jazz Orchestra featuring Alexis Cole, Andrew Hadro, Kris Allen, Albert Rivera, Avery Sharpe...


Saturday Afternoon Show

1:00pm – Duchess2:30pm – Randy Brecker & The Chad LB Quartet

Saturday Evening Show

5:30pm - Goodbye to Childhood –A Tribute to Herbie Hancock’s Masterpiece Speak Like a Child – Carmen Staaf, piano7:00pm - Mike Stern Band


Sunday Jazz Brunch with the Don Braden Sextet & Antoinette Montague

11:00am - Enjoy a delicious jazz brunch and performance

Sunday Afternoon Show

1:00pm - Wycliffe Gordon & Friends2:45pm - Mike Stern Band

To learn more and read Artist bios, visit our website:

*Ticket fees include a $2.00 donation to Litchfield Jazz Camp need-based scholarships

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