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Students Win Big at 50th Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Posted Wed, 01 Mar 2017 12:30:00 -0800

After an 11-year hiatus, the competition at last week’s 50th Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival was strong, with around 386 total entrants, consisting of soloists, combos and ensembles. Read more

Only 600 Seats Remain for Final 2017 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Concert

Posted Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:30:00 -0800

After an exciting opening concert featuring Grammy-nominee René Marie and Brazilian trumpeter Claudio Roditi, tickets for the final concert of the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival – 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center– are selling out quickly. Approximately 600 seats remain. Read more

K-12 Competition Begins for Area Schools at Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Posted Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:03:00 -0800

Competition begins at the University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival on Feb. 23. The students — about 354 entrants, consisting of soloists, combos and ensembles and representing 112 K-12 schools from Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia, Canada — will compete as part of the festival’s 50th anniversary event. Read more

Updated Jazz Festival Schedules Available

Posted Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:03:00 -0800

On Feb. 23-25, the UI campus in Moscow will be teeming with thousands of guests as students, music educators and family members arrive for the 50th Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. All of the student competitions and concerts will be back on campus this year, so please be prepared to help our guests navigate campus. There have been changes to the schedule since the program was printed. For the most up-to-date schedule, please download the festival's Guidebook app for your mobile device or reference the Jazz Fest website. Read more

Celebrate 50 Years of Jazz with the University of Idaho Library

Posted Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:00:00 -0800

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, the University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives is hosting a number of free events and exhibits open to the public during the month of February. Read more

University of Idaho State of the University Address

University of Idaho President Chuck Staben's comments on changes to the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in preparation for its 50th anniversary, to be held on Feb. 23 – 25, 2017.

Congratulations to headliner René Marie for being nominated for a Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album! For more updates about Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival performing artists, follow us on Facebook.

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Mailing Address:
Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 4021
Moscow, ID 83844-4021

Phone: 208-885-5900

Fax: 208-885-6513

Email: jazzinfo@uidaho.edu

Web: Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

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