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Adjudicators and Music Educators

Thank you to all of our 2023 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Workshop Artists! Stay tuned for official announcements regarding the 2024 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival lineup of Workshop Artists and Educators.

2023 Workshop Artists

Emily Asher
Emily Asher is a trombonist and singer of “buoyant charm” (Nate Chinen, The New York Times) in strong demand as a bandleader, sidewoman, and educator nationwide.

Ray Briggs
Ray Briggs, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Music and Assistant Director of Jazz Studies in the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach where he teaches courses in jazz studies, ethnomusicology, and African American music.

Cindy Dicken
Cindy Dicken is an internationally renowned performer, educator and director.

James Ford
James Ford joined the Department of Music faculty in 2003. He teaches studio trumpet and courses in jazz studies. He is the current director of the Cal State Los Angeles Jazz Orchestra.

Clay Giberson
An innovative voice in the contemporary jazz scene of the Pacific Northwest, pianist and composer Clay Giberson is part of a new generation that is redefining jazz.

Dave Glenn
Dave Glenn is a clinician for Jazz Education Abroad and Professor Emeritus at Whitman College where he was Director of Jazz Studies and Professor of Low Brass from 1989-2011.

Doug Goodkin
Doug Goodkin taught children from three years old through 8th grade at The San Francisco School for 45 years before retiring in 2020. He continues a rigorous schedule of giving Orff Courses throughout the world, both on Zoom and live, keeps an ongoing blog and performs with his jazz group “Doug Goodkin & the Pentatonics.”

Cesar Haas
César Haas is a guitarist, composer, educator, and Assistant Professor, Jazz and Classical Guitar at WSU. César recorded and performed nationally and internationally with renowned jazz, classical, pop, and Brazilian musicians, such as Bobby Militello, Clay Jenkins, Jeff Campbell, John Benitez (Grammy Award Winner), Chris Byars, Alex Noris, Brian Dickinson, Fernando Huergo, Paul Meyers, Richie Vitale, Angélica de la Riva, Anaadi (Latin Grammy Award Winner), Luciane Dom (Africa Entertainment Awards USA 2022).

Ed Littlefield
Ed is a freelance percussionist, educator, and composer based out of Seattle, WA.

Sarah Miller
Dr. Sarah Miller is the Associate Director of Athletic Bands and Associate Professor of Trombone (Career Track) at Washington State University. In this capacity, she assists with all aspects of the athletic band program and teaches private trombone lessons, as well as performs in the Equinox Brass Quintet.

Sarah Owen
Sarah Owen directs the jazz ensemble at Central Oregon Community College in Bend, Oregon, and is an active jazz performer, adjudicator, and clinician.

Darryl Singleton
Dr. Darryl Singleton is Assistant Professor of Black Music in America and Social Justice, Jazz Percussion teacher, and Jazz Area Coordinator at Washington State Univ. He leads “Crimson Ties,” WSU’s world music ensemble and is the advisor for Mariachi Leones del Monte. A Washington, DC native, Singleton taught at Duke Ellington High School for the Arts.

Steve Treseler
Steve Treseler is a Seattle-based saxophonist, composer, teaching artist, and author who performs and leads creative music workshops across the U.S.

Mike Vance
A native of Vancouver, Washington, Michael Vance served for 21 years in the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” the premiere musical organization of the U.S. Army. He has performed for various dignitaries and government leaders, including Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Prince Charles and Pope Francis. Vance earned his Master of Music Degree in Jazz Studies from Indiana University, where he was an Associate Instructor and has worked with numerous professional artists and ensembles, including the Jimmy Dorsey Jazz Orchestra, the Gene Krupa Big Band, Bob Mintzer, James Moody, Dick Oatts, Chris Potter and Randy Brecker, to name a few.

A. Quinn Van Paepeghem
Quinn taught high school choral music for 34 years, before moving to the collegiate level. He currently teaches at Northwest Nazarene University.

Shirley Van Paepeghem
Shirley Van Paepeghem received her BA in Music Education from Boise State University and her master’s degree in Integrating the Arts in Curriculum through Lesley University.

Greg Yasinitsky
Greg Yasinitsky, composer and saxophonist, is winner of the American Prize for Composition and is a recipient of grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Commission Project, Artist Trust and ASCAP.

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: 208-885-7254


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