Litchfield Performing Arts is a 28-year-old not-for-profit dedicated to the arts and arts education. LPA runs The Litchfield Jazz Festival, The Litchfield Jazz Camp, Project Poetry Live!, The Litchfield Performing Arts and WESTCONN Jazz Festival, The Belsky Piano Competition, and more!
For a life-changing musical experience and a whole lot of fun, Litchfield Jazz Camp is the place to be. Litchfield Jazz Camp (est.1997), featured in the JazzTimes Education Guide, TIME Magazine, and on CNN, is generally regarded as one of the best and most popular in the country.
Under the artistic direction of saxophonist/composer/educator Don Braden, the camp hosts resident artists and guest clinicians who are at the top of their game. Our approach is inclusive and non-competitive. Students are admitted on a first-come basis, with no prior audition required. They are heard by the faculty when they arrive and placed in skill-matched combos