It may not have been the best weather on Friday, but for fans of the 17th Annual Litchfield Jazz Festival, the rain provided a christening of sorts as the three-day music event returned to its old location, the Goshen Fairgrounds.
“Coming home, it’s nice,” said founder/director Vita West Muir, as Friday’s storm had those attending the opening gala sprinting for the large white tent where the party was held. “I like being back here a lot.”
For the past several years, the festival, which had been held at the fairgrounds, moved to the Kent School.
“I am thrilled to be back at the fairgrounds, “ said Canton resident Eva Saunders, a guest at the opening gala. “I have been to the festival several times and somehow it just is nicer on this big open field, although the rain is making it a little less pleasant than it could be. “
Bad weather delayed the arrival of special guest actor Dominic Chianese, who played Uncle Junior in the former HBO series “The Sopranos.” The gala’s special guest, Chianese, an accomplished guitarist and singer, arrived late because of weather-related traffic jams.
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