U of I’s Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Moves to Worldwide Virtual Event in 2021
August 20, 2020
MOSCOW, Idaho — Aug. 20, 2020 —The University of Idaho’s 54thannual Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival set for Feb. 25-27, 2021, will be a special virtual event, enabling students from around the world to perform and learn from the brightest stars in jazz.
“The festival has typically featured a regional focus, but this format will provide the opportunity for schools around the globe to perform,” said Josh Skinner, festival manager. “We want to provide an event for all schools to participate regardless of their situation forced by the coronavirus.”
Skinner said the festival will still include elementary, junior high, high school and college student performances, workshops and concerts featuring world-class artists, except with a bonus feature.
“Some of our concerts will have archived footage with Lionel Hampton and his band with special guests. We will share many special moments throughout the history of the festival,” Skinner said.
The festival, which honors the music, dance and history of jazz, is one of the largest and oldest educational jazz events in the world. Recent festivals have attracted approximately 150 schools and nearly 5,000 students to the Moscow campus. The festival will resume its traditional format in 2022.
Musicians performing during the 2021 festival will be announced this fall. The evening concerts will be aired virtually to both local and international audiences.
Registration at uidaho.edu/jazzfest runs from Tuesday, Sept. 8, through Friday, Dec. 18. Registration is $100 for participation in all workshops and one solo or combo performance critique. Additional performance critiques will be $25 for soloists, $50 for combos and $75 for large ensembles. Festival events will open to the public for registration in early 2021.
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About the University of Idaho
The University of Idaho, home of the Vandals, is Idaho’s land-grant, national research university. From its residential campus in Moscow, U of I serves the state of Idaho through educational centers in Boise, Coeur d’Alene and Idaho Falls, nine research and Extension centers, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. Home to nearly 11,000 students statewide, U of I is a leader in student-centered learning and excels at interdisciplinary research, service to businesses and communities, and in advancing diversity, citizenship and global outreach. U of I competes in the Big Sky and Western Athletic conferences. Learn more at uidaho.edu