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2016 Artist Biographies

Monty Alexander

Pianist Monty Alexander is known for his surprise musical twists and the ability to build dramatic suspense in his playing.

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Ignacio Berroa

Jazz Legend Dizzy Gillespie best defined Ignacio as, “the only Latin drummer in the world in the history of American music that intimately knows both worlds: his native Afro-Cuban music as well as Jazz."

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Cherry Poppin' Daddies

Since they formed some 25 years ago, the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies made it a mission to veer from genre to genre, choosing to follow their muse regardless of feedback from fans and critics.

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Dee Daniels

Dee Daniels is a international jazz singer, blues singer gospel and symphony pops singer.

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Graham Dechter

An accomplished guitarist, composer and arranger, Dechter plays with the kind of swinging authority and seasoned maturity that belies his young age.

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Dave Hagelganz

Dave Hagelganz has performed, recorded and toured with many top jazz artists. He is in demand throughout the country as a guest artist, clinician and adjudicator.

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Kevin Kanner

Despite his age, over the years Kanner has amassed a large summary of jazz credits in collaboration with other artists.

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Justin Kauflin

American Jazz pianist, composer and record producer Justin Kauflin began performing jazz professionally by age 15, most notably with the Jae Sinnett Trio.

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Barbara Morrison

Barbara Morrison's melodic voice with its three-and-a-half octave range is known worldwide, as are her soulful and highly spirited interpretations of familiar jazz and blues classics and contemporary tunes.

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Josh Nelson

Nelson maintains an active schedule as a jazz pianist, composer, teacher and recording artist who has already performed with some of the most respected names in jazz.

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Vern Sielert

Vern Sielert performs with groups such as the Jim Knapp Orchestra, Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra and the Jay Thomas Big Band. He can be heard on recent recordings by Kelly Wright, the Emerald City Jazz Orchestra and Phil Kelly’s Northwest Prevailing Winds.

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Katie Thiroux

Thiroux is a bassist and vocalist of outstanding talent and determination. Coming from a musical family in Los Angeles, she was surrounded by music and started learning the acoustic bass at age 8.

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Tower of Power

From the beginning in 1968, Tower of Power has never stopped touring and recording.

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Warren Wolf

A multi-instrumentalist from Baltimore, Wolf has been trained on the vibraphone/marimba, drums and piano.

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Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Mailing Address:
Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 4257
Moscow, ID 83844-4257

Phone: (208) 885-5900

Fax: (208) 885-6513

Email: jazzinfo@uidaho.edu

Web: Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

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