Litchfield Performing Arts
Litchfield Performing Arts' mission is to educate and inspire young people to be confident, creative, expressive individuals through challenging programs in jazz music and the performing arts and to share the passion and magic of the arts with the wider community.
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For over 34 years Litchfield Performing arts has been promoting arts throughout Connecticut starting with living room concerts and eventually producing both the Litchfield Jazz Camp and the Litchfield Jazz Festival.
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Litchfield Performing Arts is a not-for-profit educational charity, dedicated to changing lives through the arts. To accomplish our mission we need your support. This year we need your help more than ever as a result of drastic cuts in available state funding.
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News & Updates
- 10 JulRead more
Jazz After Work, a series of free summer jazz concerts sponsored by Litchfield Jazz Festival, returns to Litchfield Jazz Camp in New Milford . Beginning July 10, the Camp’s all-star faculty performs Monday through Thursday nights for the full four weeks of the camp’s run. Student camper concerts happen every Friday evening and the public
- 09 JunRead more
He changed music with his inventions and performances. Although widely associated with developing the solid body electric guitar that bears his name, Les Paul’s numerous recording inventions and innovations also changed modern music. Les Paul popularized the use of echo, reverb, phase shifting, close miking, delay and slap back with the introduction of his “New
- 05 MayRead more
Litchfield Jazz Camp, turning out tomorrow’s jazz stars for the past 20 years, proudly announces a program for younger students –LITCHFIELD JAZZ CAMP KIDS. Thanks to support from Connecticut Community Foundation and from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Beatrice Fox Auerbach Fund we are accepting campers as day or residential students with generous need-based
- 27 AprRead more
Thanks to all of our generous donors, Litchfield Performing Arts was able to raise over $7,000 to help support our programs during this year’s Give Local! In today’s climate, where funding for education and the arts is threatened, your support is more critical than ever. We would not be able to do this work with
- 24 AprRead more
Tomorrow, Tuesday April 25, and Wednesday April 26 is the Litchfield Hills Give Local Event. The campaign officially begins tomorrow at 7:00 AM, but early giving has already started, so you may make your gift now if you prefer! Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated and will help us achieve our mission. Donations received through
- 20 MarRead more
Since it’s first year, Give Local, a 36 hour online giving event hosted by the Connecticut Community Foundation, has infused over $3.2 million dollars into the non-profit community in the Greater Waterbury area! During this online event, every dollar donated will be streched further through matching funds and potential prizes. As the dates approach we will provide
- 11 MarRead more
New summer internships and job openings have been posted for both the Litchfield Jazz Camp and Litchfield Jazz Festival. Come be a part of the team that presents one of the best camps and festivals! Every summer we take pride in working with and training new staff. Many of our former interns and team members
- 28 FebRead more
Over 100 friends and fans joined us on February 5 to say a musical goodbye to Litchfield Performing Arts co-founder Arthur Muir. Art passed away on January 22nd, and LPA has established a jazz camp scholarship fund in his memory. Gifts are still coming in, and the fund now stands at $12,000! The organization wants
- 13 FebRead more
The Litchfield Jazz Camp has a full page feature in the March issue of Downbeat magazine, the International Jazz Camp Guide issue. Click here to download and read the article!
- 24 JanRead more
Arthur Muir left this world on January 22st just three weeks after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. He would have been 84 in May. Before he died at his home in Goshen which he shared with his wife and love of his life, Vita, and his daughter Lindsey and her family, he enjoyed a stream
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