College Day Recognition at the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival

Thursday, February 26 2009


Feb. 26, 2009

MOSCOW, Idaho - More than 70 college vocal and instrumental groups, combos and soloists from throughout the West performed at the second day of the 2009 Lionel
Hampton International Jazz Festival at the University of Idaho.

The musicians performed for adjudicators who provided feedback and critical evaluation of the groups’ performance. Groups selected as Adjudicators’ Choice received awards from festival sponsors. Adjudicators also selected vocal and instrumental soloists to perform at Hamp’s Club, a jazz club-like setting, prior to the Thursday evening concert.

The student groups and soloists selected by adjudicators for recognition were:

College Alto Saxophone Soloist
Adjudicators’ Choice
Moscow Phillip Morin, University of Idaho

College Drum Soloist
Adjudicators’ Choice
Rexburg Derek Parry, Brigham Young University-Idaho
Adjudicators’ Special Commendation
Moscow Zack Freeman, University of Idaho

College Instrumental Bass Soloist
Adjudicators’ Choice
Pullman, Wash. Matt Grimes, Washington State University
Adjudicators’ Special Commendation
Moscow Andrew Rose, University of Idaho

College Piano Soloist
Adjudicators’ Choice
Rexburg Kurt Reeder, Brigham Young University-Idaho

College Trumpet Soloist
Adjudicators’ Choice
Moscow Mat Montgomery, University of Idaho
Rexburg Megan Wright, Brigham Young University-Idaho

College Vibes Soloist
Adjudicators’ Choice
Moscow Steev Turner, University of Idaho

College Vocal Soprano Soloist
Adjudicators’ Choice
Eagle Katie Kendall, Arts West

Community College Band
Adjudicators’ Choice
Lakewood, Wash. Pierce College, Kareem Kandi, director

Community College Vocal Combo
Adjudicators’ Choice
Ontario, Ore. Treasure Valley Community College, Rebecca Replogle, director

College Instrumental Combo
Adjudicators’ Choice
Moscow University of Idaho II, Vern Sielert, director

Community College Instrumental Combo
Adjudicators’ Choice
Wenatchee, Wash. Wenatchee Valley Community College, Roger Vandivort, director

College Multi-Mic Choir
Adjudicators’ Choice
Pullman, Wash. Washington State University, Kathleen Hollingsworth, director

Guest College Band
Adjudicators’ Choice
Pullman, Wash. Washington State University, Greg Yasinitsky, director

Open Division Band
Adjudicators’ Choice
Lewiston Lewis-Clark State College, Bill Perconti, director
Adjudicators’ Special Commendation
Spokane, Wash. Whitworth University I, Dan Keberle and Tom Molter, directors
Walla Walla, Wash. Whitman College, Dave Glenn, director
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About the University of Idaho
Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho is the state’s flagship higher-education institution and its principal graduate education and research university, bringing insight and innovation to the state, the nation and the world. University researchers attract nearly $100 million in research grants and contracts each year; the University of Idaho is the only institution in the state to earn the prestigious Carnegie Foundation ranking for high research activity. The university’s student population includes first-generation college students and ethnically diverse scholars. Offering more than 150 degree options in 10 colleges, the university combines the strengths of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. For information, visit www.uidaho.edu.

CONTACT: Jeff Olson, University Communications, (208) 885-8934, cell (208) 413-0436, jolson@uidaho.edu




About the University of Idaho
The University of Idaho helps students to succeed and become leaders. Its land-grant mission furthers innovative scholarly and creative research to grow Idaho's economy and serve a statewide community. From its main campus in Moscow, Idaho, to 70 research and academic locations statewide, U-Idaho emphasizes real-world application as part of its student experience. U-Idaho combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. It is home to the Vandals, and competes in the Western Athletic Conference. For information, visit www.uidaho.edu.