• Lionel Hampton Jazz Fest

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    Name: Lionel Hampton Jazz Fest
    Date: February 21, 2019 - February 23, 2019
    Event Description:
    Since the 1960s, the University of Idaho Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival is one of the largest and oldest educational jazz festivals in the world. With over 400 student performances, a dozen world-class jazz artists and nearly 100 workshops, clinics and special exhibits, the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival honors the music, dance and history of jazz music and one of its most honored artists, Lionel Hampton.

    Official Schedule of Events

    Thursday, February 21, 2019
    Lionel Hampton School of Music

    12-5 p.m. Breakout sessions covering all instruments and a variety of topics led by the Lionel Hampton School of Music (LHSOM) faculty.
    7:30 p.m. Hamp’s Gala

    Friday, February 22, 2019

    8-4:00 p.m. Student competitions in the following categories:

    • Elementary, Junior, College vocal and instrumental competition
    • High School vocal competition

    4:30 p.m. Young Artists' Concert

    7:30 p.m. Evening Concert featuring:

    • Dawn Clement's Gratitude Trio
    • U of I Jazz Choir I and Jazz Band I with Dawn Clement and Paul McKee
    • Competition winners

    Saturday, February 23, 2019

    8-4:00 p.m. Student competitions in the following category:

    • High school instrumental competition

    4:30 p.m. Young Artists' Concert

    7:30 p.m. Evening concert featuring:

    • The New Lionel Hampton Big Band featuring Jason Marsalis with special guest Antonia Bennett
    • Vanguard Jazz Orchestra
    Location:
    University of Idaho
    Date/Time Information:
    Friday and Saturday, February 22 - 23
    See description for specific events.
    Contact Information:
    1-88-88-UIDAHO
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