Young Artists Honored at the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival

Wednesday, February 25 2009


Feb. 25, 2009

Written by Jeff Olson

MOSCOW, Idaho — Young student musicians from the Northwest were featured at the first day of the 2009 Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival at the University of Idaho.

Elementary, middle and junior high schools students were the focus of the first day of student performances. The young musicians performed for adjudicators who provided feedback and critical evaluation of the groups’ performance. Groups selected as Adjudicators’ Choice were invited to perform at the afternoon Young Artists Concert in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center and received awards from festival sponsors.

The first day of the jazz festival also featured clinics by jazz artists performing at the festival, including trumpeter Byron Stripling, vocalist Jackie Ryan and Jose Rizo’s Jazz on the Latin Side All Stars.

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

Elementary Band
Adjudicators’ Choice
Moscow        St. Mary’s/All City I, Nikki Crathorne, director    
Adjudicator’s Special Commendation
Moscow        St. Mary’s/All City III, Nikki Crathorne, director
                  St. Mary’s/All City II, Nikki Crathorne, directory

Middle School Band
Adjudicators’ Choice
Bend, Ore.           Sky View Middle School, Keith Chaiet, director
Adjudicator’s Special Commendation
Spokane, Wash.    Northwood Middle School II, Lee Shook, director
Pullman, Wash.     Lincoln Middle School, Joe Covill, director

Junior High School Band

Adjudicators’ Choice
Spokane, Wash.    Northwood Middle School I, Lee Shook, director

Junior Combo

Adjudicators’ Choice
Seattle, Wash.    King’s Junior High School, Darla Pumphrey, director

Elementary School Choir
Adjudicators’ Choice
Pullman, Wash.    Franklin Elementary School, Theresa Meacham, director

Adjudicator’s Special Commendation
Moscow         St. Mary’s/All City, Nikki Crathorne, director
Lewiston        McSorley Elementary School, Angie O’Brien, director
Genesee        Genesee Elementary School, Kelly Caldwell, director

Junior High School Choir
Adjudicators’ Choice
Seattle, Wash.    King’s Junior High School, Darla Pumphrey, director
    
Middle School Choir
Adjudicators’ Choice
Sandpoint         Sandpoint Middle School, Jon Brownell, director

Vocal Combo
Adjudicators’ Choice
Spokane, Wash.,    St. George’s School, David Demand, director
   
Alto Vocal Solo
Adjudicators’ Choice
Eagle                    Cari Stevens, Arts West School
Adjudicators’ Special Commendation
Seattle, Wash.        Taylor Zickefoose, King’s Junior High School

Soprano Vocal Solo
Adjudicators’ Choice
Seattle, Wash.        Tiana Peterson, King’s Junior High School
Adjudicators’ Special Commendation
Eagle                     Sienna Kresge, Arts West School

Tenor Vocal Solo
Spokane, Wash.    Justin Heftel, St. George’s School

Brass Solo
Adjudicators’ Choice
Cheney, Wash.    Chris Knox, Cheney Middle School

Rhythm Instrument Solo
Adjudicators’ Choice
Eagle                 Alex Sjobeck, piano, Arts West School
                        Ellie Shaw, violin, Arts West School
Adjudicators’ Special Commendation
Seattle, Wash.     Taylor Zickefoose, marimba, King’s Junior High School

Woodwind Solo
Adjudicators’ Choice
Eagle                  Chas Baines, Arts West School
   
Five soloists, Alex Sjobeck, Ellie Shaw, Tiana Peterson, Cari Stevens and Justin Heftel were invited to perform at Hamp’s Club, a special, jazz club-like setting, prior to the festival’s “Latin Rhythms Meet Dizzy Gillespie” evening concert.
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