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STAR Award presented to the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Posted Thu, 18 May 2017 08:16:00 -0700

Every quarter the Moscow Chamber of Commerce awards the STAR Award to a group that brings tourism to the Palouse. This quarter's Supporting Tourism and Recreation (STAR) Award goes to the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. Aaron Mayhugh is the Jazz Festival manager and will be accepting the award for hosting the 50th anniversary of the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Moscow, Idaho. Read more

Palouse Jazz Project to Perform in Boise at the Sapphire Room on May 16

Posted Tue, 02 May 2017 15:29:00 -0700

BOISE — The Palouse Jazz Project (PJP), a dynamic jazz sextet comprised of faculty members from the University of Idaho, will host a special performance at the Sapphire Room in Boise at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Read more

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

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


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