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International Jazz Collections Exhibit in the Kibbie Dome During the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Feb. 21-23

February 14, 2019

An exhibit celebrating Lionel Hampton and His Band and featuring their legacy and their contributions to the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival is on display at the Kibbie Dome during performances courtesy of the University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives International Jazz Collections (IJC).

Lionel Hampton had a strong commitment to jazz education throughout his life. This exhibit shows how that commitment was demonstrated through his relationship with the University of Idaho. By participating in the festival's performances and workshops, as well as helping to create the Jazz in the Schools program, Hampton was able to have an influence on thousands of student musicians over the years.

The International Jazz Collections were established at the University of Idaho in 2000, featuring papers and photographs of the legendary Lionel Hampton and is now the preeminent jazz archive in the Pacific Northwest.

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