Founded in 1997, Litchfield Jazz Camp serves about 300 residential and day students during a month-long program on the campus of the Gunnery School in Washington, Connecticut. Run by Litchfield Performing Arts (estb. 1981), a charitable organization dedicated to changing lives through music, the Camp’s philosophy is simple. They start with a faculty of amazing and inspiring jazz musicians who represent the best jazz players/educators on the scene today. To that they add eager music students in a non-competitive, all-inclusive program. No audition is required; just a desire to attend and make music.
We salute our 2 Strayhorn scholarship recipients for 2019:
Milei Sagawa is a 15 year old bass player from Brooklyn, New York who has attended the camp for 3 years.
Laura Simone-Martin is also an accomplished bass player from Lawrenceville , New Jersey who has attended the camp for 2 years.
Continued success to both of our young ladies in all their future endeavors!!
Pictured above: Litchfield Jazz Camp participants and staff 2019.