The University of Idaho Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival’s mission is to keep the magic, music and spirit of jazz alive for today’s youth and generations to come by inspiring students, teachers and artists of all ages and abilities to excel in their appreciation, understanding and performance of jazz.
The Festival consists of 1) student performance clinics; 2) Artist and Educational Workshops during the Festival and Jazz in the Schools; and 3) public main stage performances by world-class artists.
This Idaho Commission on the Arts grant sponsored the following workshops led by professional artists during the 2016 festival in Moscow:
“The Monty Alexander Trio” presented by pianist Monty Alexander, bassist John Clayton and drummer Jeff Hamilton
“Afro-Cuban Jazz & Beyond” presented by drummer Ignacio Berroa
“Musical Drumming” presented by drummer Ignacio Berroa
“Making it Real: Storytelling Through Song” presented by vocalist Dee Daniels