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Welcome to the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival!

The 2023 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 2023 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.

Performance Information

Thursday: Elementary, Junior, College (all categories)
Friday: Senior Vocal
Saturday: Senior Instrumental

All performing participants who do not perform in-person at the University of Idaho must submit a pre-recorded performance prior to the festival. Registrants who do not attend the festival in-person will have the option to attend an adjudication session virtually. During this time, they will be scored and given feedback on their pre-recorded performance. All virtual entries will be considered non-competitive and will not be considered for placement, sweepstakes or the Avista scholarship competition.

Schedules will be provided online and via email prior to festival.

Rules & Regulations

2023 Rules and Regulations.

Cancellation Policy

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.

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


Web: Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival