Parties & Openings
July 19 - North Adams
Ferrin Contemporary's Dish + Dine
July 18 - Lenox
Pleasant Valley Barn Dance
July 18 - Pittsfield
Hancock Shaker Village Benefit
July 16 - Lenox
Slideluck At Stonover Farm
Litchfield Jazz Festival Scholarship Party
The Litchfield Jazz Festival is more than an August weekend of great music on the campus of the bucolic Kent School. It is also the culmination of a four-week camp that offers intensive music education for some 550 students. The camp is a unique opportunity for students interested in jazz—the one truly American art form—to work with masters to keep this musical tradition alive for generations to come. Last Sunday, Carol & Bob Lenz hosted a fundraiser for the Litchfield Jazz Camp‘s scholarship program at their stunning home in South Kent, CT. After sipping Champagne and nibbling on tea sandwiches, guests sat down for performances by camp alumni, demonstrating in the most delightful way that giving to the scholarship fund is a very good investment.
Lauren Fiacco and Paulette Menniti-Pizzo of Doc’s Trattoria in Kent; vocalist Champian Fulton, who performed at the party, with her father, Stephen Fulton.
Susan & Jim Scott with hostess Carol Lenz, who is an avid supporter of the Connecticut Walk to End Alzheimer’s on May 7; Nathan Turner with Nancy & Gary Hassell.
Host and artist Bob Lenz with Litchfield Jazz Festival founder and executive director Vita West Muir.
Martha & Robert Bernstein; Stephanie Wargo and Bill Arnold.
Litchfield Jazz camp alumni Joe Miterko, who plays piano, and Zwelakhe Bell Le Pere, who plays bass; Nancy Wise & Jim Singleman.
Litchfield Jazz Camp alumni Joao Mota, who plays drums, with Yuta Tanaka, who plays bass, and Pete Zimmer, who plays drums.