Welcome to the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival!
The 2022 Festival is coming back better than ever with incredible workshops, outstanding student performances and competitions, and world-class concerts featuring some of the finest musicians in jazz. View our 2022 updates below, and register to experience the excitement of creating music together again!
After you register, be sure to check your email and our website for Jazz Festival Newsletters containing helpful information leading up to the festival.
Thursday: Elementary, Junior, College (all categories)
Friday: Senior Vocal
Saturday: Senior Instrumental
The 2022 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival has modified our program format to accommodate participating schools in the current pandemic. Please review information regarding these changes.
All performing participants must submit a pre-recorded performance prior to the festival. Registrants have the option to attend an adjudication session either in person or virtually. During this time they will be scored and will receive feedback on their pre-recorded performance.
Schedules will be provided online and via email prior to festival.
Rules & Regulations
We have updated many of our rules and regulations for 2022.
- Rules & Regulations (all categories)
- LHJF Eligibility (available soon)
Schools that must cancel their registrations cannot be issued a refund. In the event that registrants cannot participate as intended, we will issue credit only for paid registrations for use in future festivals. There is no expiration date for a credit. If the credit is in excess of the new registration, the balance can be carried over, but will have no cash value.