Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival

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Country and Region United StatesIdaho
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Moscow, Idaho USA
Festival Contact Information

Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival
P. O. Box 444257
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4257 USA
Phone: (01) 208-885-6765

Festival Description

The University of Idaho takes great pride in its 40-year tradition of hosting the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival. Each year in February, thousands of college, high school, junior high and elementary school students travel from all over the United States and Canada to the University of Idaho campus and meet some of the worlds greatest jazz performers. It is truly a jazz music pilgrimage. The students present both vocal and instrumental adjudicated performances, and attend concerts and workshops given by the jazz artists. A large part of the festival’s appeal is its location in Moscow, Idaho. The small-town atmosphere, UI’s historic and friendly residential campus, and the surrounding Palouse farmland bordering the Rocky Mountains all enhance the musical experience.

Festival Dates February 20 - 23, 2013
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Festival Story:

The first University of Idaho Jazz Festival in 1967 was a single-day event consisting of 15 student groups and one jazz artist featured in an evening concert. The festival now runs four days and features seven concerts. Some of the jazz greats who have performed at the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival include Ella Fitzgerald, Gerry Mulligan, Dizzy Gillespie, Dianne Reeves, Stan Getz, Carmen McRae, Diana Krall, Wynton Marsalis and Sarah Vaughan and of course, Lionel Hampton and his New York Big Band.


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