Tickets for Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Available Dec. 3

Wednesday, November 28 2012


MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival will celebrate its 46th year with a stellar lineup of artists at the four-day winter festival in Moscow, Idaho, Feb. 20-23, 2013. Festival tickets go on sale to the general public Monday, Dec. 3.

Tickets are available for all nights with prices ranging from $25-$50/ night, and special discounts as low as $7 for youth and college students in the quad cities area. Tickets may be purchased at the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center Ticket Office by calling (208) 885-7212, toll free 1-88-88-UIDAHO, or online at www.uidaho.edu/ticketoffice.

The festival includes evening concerts featuring some of the biggest names in jazz, free student performances, and free and low-cost workshops and clinics.

The Wednesday, Feb. 20 opening night concert, presented by Avista, will feature trumpeter Byron Stripling performing with the All-Star Quartet and the Lionel Hampton School of Music Jazz Band 1.

Stripling is known for his wide range, a beautiful tone and the ability to blend together many influences into his own style. He has a special historic connection to the festival’s namesake – months away from graduating from the Eastman School of Music, he was asked to join the Lionel Hampton Big Band. He jumped at the opportunity.

The Thursday, Feb. 21 evening concerts, presented by Pepsi, will feature Trio da Paz, vocalist Dee Daniels and pianist Fred Hersch.

Featuring three of Brazil's most in-demand musicians, Trio da Paz was formed in 1990 by Romero Lubambo, Nilson Matta and Duduka da Fonseca. All three are seasoned masters of both jazz and Brazilian music with impressive resumes.

Long-time festival friend, Dee Daniels, will be returning in 2013 and performing with her own band. Whether accompanying herself at the piano, fronting a trio, big band or symphony, vocalist Dee Daniels is a unique talent who transcends musical borders when she brings her jazz styling, infused with gospel and blues flavoring to the stage.

The feature solo performer at the 2013 festival will be pianist and composer Fred Hersch, "one of the small handful of brilliant musicians of his generation" according to Downbeat Magazine. Hersch also has earned special acclaim for his work as an unaccompanied soloist. He is considered to be the most prolific and widely-praised solo jazz pianist of his generation.

The Feb. 21 performances will be in three separate venues on the University of Idaho’s Moscow campus. Each act will perform two sets with staggered venues and start times. One ticket allows admission to all three acts and shuttle service between venues will be provided.

The Friday, Feb. 22 evening concert, presented by Alaska Airlines, will feature the inspirational music of a cappella group TAKE 6; with long-time festival friend Jeff Hamilton performing with violinists Regina Carter, Sara Caswell and Aaron Weinstein.

TAKE 6’s swinging, harmony-rich gospel sound has attracted widespread attention. To date, TAKE 6 has won 10 GRAMMY® Awards and holds the distinct honor of being the most GRAMMY nominated vocal group in history.

The Saturday, Feb. 23 concert will feature saxophonist Maceo Parker and his band, and the Lionel Hampton Youth Jazz Orchestra with special guests vibraphone player Warren Wolf and Dutch vocalist Trijntje Oosterhuis. Trinjntje has built a large and loyal following in Europe and the festival is pleased to be able to atract her to Moscow for the first time.

Parker has been the inspiration for a generation of musicians through his solo career and his work with James Brown, George Clinton, Prince and others. Parker’s music integrates a range of styles from soul, funk and jazz to rhythm and blues. He is known for his energetic live shows and his band has been billed as "the greatest little funk orchestra on earth.”

For more information on the 2013 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, visit www.uidaho.edu/jazzfest or call (208) 885-6765.

2013 Concert Schedule

Wednesday, February 20 - 8:00 p.m., Student Union Ballroom, 709 Deakin Ave
Presented by Avista Corp

• Byron Stripling with the All-Star Quartet featuring Josh Nelson, Shawn Conley, Bruce Forman and Kevin Kanner and the Lionel Hampton School of Music Jazz Band 1

Thursday, February 21 - Various times and locations
Presented by Pepsi

• Trio da Paz - two sets, 8:30 and 10 p.m. (Administration Auditorium, 851 Campus Dr.)
• Dee Daniels - two sets, 7:30 and 9 p.m. (Student Union Ballroom, 709 Deakin Ave.)
• Fred Hersch - two sets, 8 and 9:30 p.m. (Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music, 1010 Blake Ave.)

Friday, February 22 - 8:00 p.m., ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center, 1000 Stadium Way
Presented by Alaska Airlines

• TAKE 6
• String Summit featuring Regina Carter, Sara Caswell and Aaron Weinstein
• Jeff Hamilton Trio featuring Tamir Hendelman and Christoph Luty

Saturday, February 23 - 8:30 p.m., ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center, 1000 Stadium Way

• Lionel Hampton Youth Jazz Orchestra with special guests Trijntje Oosterhuis and Warren Wolf
• Maceo Parker
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