Jazz Festival Releases Final Festival Numbers

Tuesday, March 3 2009

March 3, 2009

Written by Joni Kirk

MOSCOW, Idaho – The Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival at the University of Idaho has released its final numbers from the 2009 festival.

Total attendees for all afternoon and evening concerts were 10,547, up from 10,263 in 2008 – a 2.7 percent total increase.

Evening concert attendance was as follows:

  • Wednesday: 963 people, down from 1,047 in 2008.
  • Thursday: 1,527, down from 1,570 in 2008.
  • Friday: 4,072, a 15 percent increase from 3,465 in 2008.
  • Saturday: 3,515, down from 3,829 in 2008.

The figures were impacted by a snowstorm that hit the region on Thursday, and caused several schools to cancel their attendance at the festival due to poor travel conditions.

The 43rd annual Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival will be held Feb. 24-27, 2010. For more information, visit www.jazz.uidaho.edu.
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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

Media Contact: Joni Kirk, University Communications, (208) 885-7725, joni@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. For information, visit www.uidaho.edu.