115

Celebrating 40 Years - The Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival at the University of Idaho

SOURCE:

Sign in to view read count
Celebrating 40 Years - The Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival at the University of Idaho

The 2007 Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival marks a milestone Feb. 21-24 as it celebrates its 40th year of sharing the magic and spirit of jazz with new generations of students, teachers and fans.

The four-day event is a leading educational jazz festival and attracts more than 12,000 students from across the U.S. and Canada. The festival features student performances and concerts, workshops by jazz musicians, displays from the university's International Jazz Collections and nightly concerts featuring a host of world-class professional jazz musicians, including the Roy Hargrove Quintet, Jane Monheit, Wycliffe Gordon, John Pizzarelli and Grammy award-nominee Roberta Gambarini.

This year, the festival welcomes its new artistic director, John Clayton, and honors longtime executive director Lynn J. Skinner who retires after 36 years of leading the festival.

This story appears courtesy of Jim Eigo, Jazz Promo Services.
Copyright © 2020. All rights reserved.

Visit Website

For interview requests or more information contact .

Post a comment

Tags

Jazz News

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.