Community Kick-Off Event for Jazz Festival to be Held at Prichard Art Gallery

Monday, February 9 2009

Feb. 9, 2009 Written by Becca Johnson MOSCOW, Idaho –The Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival invites guests and community members to a kick-off reception of the 2009 festival Wednesday, Feb. 25. The event will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Prichard Art Gallery, located at 414/416 S. Main St. on the corner of Fifth Street and Main Street in downtown Moscow. It will feature an exclusive musical performance and art work by Lenny Bergner and Surel Mitchell. Admission is free, and includes a no-host bar and hors d’oeuvres. For more information, contact Morgan Wilson, assistant director of marketing and corporate relations for the festival, at (208) 885-0115 or
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