One Ticket to the Litchfield Jazz Festival on August 5–7 at Kent School. Nine Options Available.

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Louis Armstrong once said, “If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know,” which is why teachers of jazz appreciation automatically flunk all students who raise their hands in class. Celebrate a simpler grading system with today’s GrouponLive deal to the Litchfield Jazz Festival, held Friday, August 5 through Sunday, August 7 at Kent School. Children 12 and under receive free lawn admission when accompanied by a parent. Those with lawn tickets are welcome to bring lawn chairs or blankets to the event. Choose from the following options:

  • For $13, you get a lawn ticket for Friday, August 5 (a $22 value before fees, or up to a $26 value online, including all ticketing fees).
  • For $13, you get a lawn ticket for Saturday, August 6 (a $22 value before fees, or up to a $26 value online, including all ticketing fees).
  • For $13, you get a lawn ticket for Sunday, August 7 (a $22 value before fees, or up to a $26 value online, including all ticketing fees).
  • For $18, you get a single-day flex ticket in section 4 on Friday, August 5 (a $33 value before fees, or up to a $37 value online, including all ticketing fees).
  • For $18, you get a single-day flex ticket in section 4 on Saturday, August 6 (a $33 value before fees, or up to a $37 value online, including all ticketing fees).
  • For $18, you get a single-day flex ticket in section 4 on Sunday, August 7 (a $33 value before fees, or up to a $37 value online, including all ticketing fees).
  • For $25, you get one ticket for reserved seating in section 3 on Friday, August 5 (a $46 value before fees, or up to a $50 value online, including all ticketing fees)
  • For $25, you get one ticket for reserved seating in section 3 on Saturday, August 6 (a $46 value before fees, or up to a $50 value online, including all ticketing fees)
  • For $25, you get one ticket for reserved seating in section 3 on Sunday, August 7 (a $46 value before fees, or up to a $50 value online, including all ticketing fees).

A three-day lineup stocked with jazz legends and emerging talents blasts through more time signatures than a clock’s checkbook to usher in the 16th incarnation of the Litchfield Jazz Festival. The Springs Center stage kicks off Friday with genre luminaries The Clayton Brothers, whose silky sounds light a fire under the crowd that fellow Grammy nominees Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue stoke with brassy flares. Saturday hosts a veritable who’s-who of mind-blowing musicians with NEA Jazz Master grant winner Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band blasting buttery sounds after a Ray Charles tribute featuring Davell Crawford belts harmonies more memorable than “Happy Birthday” sung in Klingon. A collection of performers worthy of a Gatsbyan soiree closes out the festival on Sunday, with a hip-swinging finale from Jimmy Heath.

Clinics and discussions led by percussion-savvy artist-in-residence Matt Wilson take place across the festival grounds, and tents with local foods and crafts appease jealous mouths and eyes at this music-centric affair. Guests can watch Litchfield Jazz Camp students tear it up with performances and jam sessions before heading off to free afterparties that carry on late into the evening.

Reviews

the festival has become one of the most acclaimed jazz gatherings in the United States.

Connecticut Post, 8/3/10
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In a Nutshell

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  • Featuring Trombone Shorty, Roy Haynes & Jimmy Heath
  • Local food, arts & crafts
  • Free parking

The Fine Print

Expiration varies. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Redeem starting day of event. Valid only for date purchased. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Kent School. Must provide first and last name at checkout. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.