Litchfield Jazz Festival Ticket Giveaway

Release Date: 07/13/2011

Win a Four-Pack of Tickets to the Legendary Music Festival   

HARTFORD, Connecticut (July 14, 2011) – Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN) is announcing a special ticket giveaway to this year’s Litchfield Jazz Festival held August 5-7 in Kent, Connecticut. Attracting thousands to the area, the event features performances from music’s greats including Trombone Shorty, NEA Jazz Masters and many more.   

In conjunction with the festival, CPBN is giving away 20 four-packs of tickets to the 2011 Litchfield Jazz Festival for Sunday, August 7, 2011. The tickets are located in the Spring Center’s Section 4 with a perfect view of the Main Stage.  

With great performances, art, local food, and crafts, it’s the perfect midsummer event for the whole family. Don’t miss the chance to win! For contest details and an entry form, visit cpbn.org, keyword: contest.   

Originally started in 1996 as a small gathering, the Litchfield Jazz Festival has grown tenfold. Having partnered with a myriad of artists in the past, the festival’s reputation reaches far and wide. Attracting performers like Diana Krall, Paul Keller, and J.J. Johnson, the festival now spans three days and includes a thriving summer camp for aspiring young musicians.   

This year’s festival offers an impressive and widely diverse lineup. The festival’s schedule is as follows:  

Friday, August 5 
Gates Open  -  5:00 pm
Friends of the Festival Gala  -  5:45 – 7:15 pm
The Clayton Brothers Quintet  -  7:45 – 8:45 pm
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue  -  9:15 – 10:45 pm  
Saturday, August 6 
Gates Open  -  11:00 am 
Albert Rivera Organ Quintet  -  12:00 pm
Champian Fulton Quartet  -  1:45 pm         
The Bronx Horns  -  3:30 pm
Vijay Iyer Trio  -  5:15 pm
Ray Charles Tribute with Davell Crawford  -  7:00 pm
Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band  -  8:45 pm
Sunday, August 7 
Gates Open  -  11:00 am
Dena DeRose Trio  -  12:00 pm
Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio  -  1:30 pm
Matt Wilson Quartet plus Strings  -  3:30 pm 
Joe Lovano Nonet  -  5:15 pm
Jimmy Heath Big Band  -  7:00 pm

About Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network 

The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CBPN) includes CPTV and WNPR. CPTV, a media service of CPBN, is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including UConn Women’s Basketball, original documentaries and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 50,000 to 70,000 households daily. The CBPN also includes WNPR, an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. WNPR serves over 220,000 listeners weekly in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award-winning local programming includes The Faith Middleton Show, The Colin McEnroe Show and Where We Live, and the station’s newest daily offering, The Colin McEnroe Show. Overall, the network brings a broad spectrum of public affairs, entertainment, sports and educational programming to viewers, listeners and readers. For more information, visit www.cpbn.org.

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