Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Seeks Volunteers for 2014 Festival

Wednesday, October 30 2013

MOSCOW, Idaho – The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival is recruiting volunteers for the 2014 festival. Volunteer registration opens Friday, Nov. 1.

Each year, approximately 500 volunteers help manage student performance sites, transport artists and assist with general setup during the festival. The 2014 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival will take place Feb. 19-22.

“Volunteering at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival is such a great opportunity for anyone,” said Erin Turner, volunteer programs coordinator for the festival. “It’s a great way for students and the community to come together and enjoy great music.”

Volunteer jobs include site managers, stage managers, special teams, greeters, ushers and more. Volunteers with a good driving record are needed to transport artists and clinicians to various locations for performances, workshops and clinics.

“Volunteering allows everyone the opportunity to see artists close-up, to see amazing talent of all ages, meet new people from the community, listen to world-class jazz, and play a role in one of the region’s premiere cultural events. Volunteers also get a free ticket,” said Turner.

A special course offering management training is available for University of Idaho students and community members. The course, “Jazz-Fest Site Management,” will provide volunteers with first-hand experience in managing festival sites delegating responsibilities, customer service, stage set-up and more. Credit is available for this course.

To volunteer for the 2014 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, visit and click on “Get Involved,” or call Erin Turner at (208) 885-0113 for more information.

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