An army of 400 volunteers — Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival coordinators continue to seek volunteers 02.11.2016

Every year, Lydia Stucki organizes an army — a formidable force of instrument-toting, taxi-driving, light-and-sound-producing volunteers. Every year, over 400 of them will assemble to make the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival a reality. The 49th annual Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival will be held Feb. 24-27, and Stucki, the volunteer coordinator for the event, said she

Connecting through music — Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival announces 2016 lineup 11.12.2015

The Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival is not just about the music — it is also about showcasing the community. Steven Remington, festival executive director, said the festival theme for 2016, “Jazz Pathways to Discovery,” refers to the stakeholders of the festival and how the community comes together to create a valuable experience for the

Up all night 02.26.2015

Student volunteer crews build Jazz Fest overnight The energy in the air was palpable as a group of University of Idaho students gathered in a dimly lit, dusty building near campus Tuesday night. The clock read 10:15 p.m. — the night shift had officially begun. Surrounded by drum kits and music stands, the students circled

Ignoring UI students 02.26.2015

Jazz Fest should be more inclusive to regular students While the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival has drawn people from all over the country to Moscow, it isn’t as inclusive to everyone on campus.

Commemorating creativity 02.23.2015

Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival celebrates the essence of music Jazz isn’t just about the music, according to Chloe Rambo, spokeswoman for the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival — it’s about the relationship between the artist and what they are creating.

Flames, flutes, physics 02.23.2015

Jazz Fest workshopdemonstrates thephysics of music Physics professors Christine Berven and Marty Ytreberg are musicians, but they both decided to share their passion for music in a different way for the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival. Using flames to teach the physics of flutes, Berven and Ytreberg will explain the science of sound waves with

Visualizing jazz 02.23.2015

A workshop on jazz and visualimprovisation by Josh Nelson Explore a new world of music with jazz musician Josh Nelson as he demonstrates visual improvisation from “The Discovery Project” and his newly released album, “Exploring Mars.” During the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival, Nelson will host an interactive workshop where music students can experiment with

Lionel’s Legacy 02.23.2015

Doc Skinner remembers long-timefriend Lionel Hampton’s life, legacy A vibraphonist, a bandleader and a mentor to many, Lionel Hampton left a legacy in the jazz community and at the University of Idaho. “Lionel was an incredible man and musician,” said Lynn Doc’ Skinner, who was the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival director for 29 years.

Left out of the history books 02.23.2015

Documentary sheds light on female jazz musicians Director and producer Judy Chaikin got the idea for “The Girls in the Band” from one of her friends, the daughter of a jazz musician. Chaikin, director and a producer of the award-winning documentary, said her friend had met an older woman who claimed to be a professional

Continuing a legacy 02.02.2015

UI to host 47th-annual Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Smooth tones echo in the hallways of the Lionel Hampton School of Music building as students hone their craft. These students have less than a month to prepare for the opening concert of the nationally renowned Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. The festival is in its 47th year

Jazzing up the Palouse 12.11.2014

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival tickets now on sale for general public University of Idaho alumnus and trumpet performance major Kyle Gemberling grew up in Moscow and has attended the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival since fourth grade — often times as a student performer.

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival 2014 02.22.2014

The Argonaut’s coverage of the 2014 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival.

A tale of circuits and song — UI professor links computers and music for Jazz Fest 02.22.2014

What started as an unofficial project of the Association for Computing Machinery, became an ongoing passion for both club members and Bob Rinker, an associate professor in the University of Idaho College of Engineering computer science department.

Poetry and Music — UI English professor explains mix of poetry and jazz 02.22.2014

Robert Wrigley, an English professor and poet at the University of Idaho, said you don’t always need to explain love, but sometimes you need to talk about it.

Mintzer wows at workshop — Mintzer hosts workshops for students, talks jazz improvisation 02.22.2014

Students scattered to their seats and the hum of side conversations died down as Bob Mintzer, longtime tenor saxophone player for the funk fusion group Yellowjackets, approached the stage at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Center Thursday.

Make it funky — 2013 Jazz Fest comes to a close 02.24.2013

Jazz lovers of all ages filled the Kibbie Dome Saturday night as the 2013 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival drew to a close with a performance by festival headliner and saxophonist, Maceo Parker.

Swinging start 02.21.2013

The University of Idaho Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival opening concert featured Byron Stripling, the All-Star Quartet and Lionel Hampton School of Music Jazz Band 1, with performances that earned multiple standing ovations Wednesday.

A glimpse inside Thursday’s “Young Artists Concert” — AUDIO 02.21.2013

Nevin Chettri, a graduate student and composer from Nepal, performs with the University of Idaho Jazz Band I during the Young Artists Concert. The group performed an original composition titled “Shiva’s Dance” Thursday in the Kibbie Dome. Audio of the performance after the jump.

Jazzy’ artifacts — UI library section home to International Jazz Collection 02.19.2013

Everyone in Moscow knows of the “Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival,” but many people may not know about the life of the man who this event is named after.

Creating a masterpiece — Jazz Fest introduces new workshop about building stringed instruments 02.19.2013

The University of Idaho Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival brings the community and beyond together to celebrate the talent, artistry and passion of jazz music, but something often overlooked is the craftsmanship that goes into the making of the instruments used to create what we call music.

Archiving jazz 02.19.2013

The workshop “Hamp’s Legacy: The International Jazz Collections at UI” is the brainchild of two men, Garth Reese and Barry Bilderback.

Collision of science and art — Lights, music combine to explore the meeting of opposites in Jazz Fest workshop presented by UI professor 02.19.2013

Art and science find convergence at the University of Idaho, said Robert Rinker, associate professor in the computer science department.

Mixing business and music 02.19.2013

During the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, thousands of perspective students flood the University of Idaho campus for the four-day event. Many UI colleges are taking advantage of this opportunity to showcase their department to prospective students who might not major in music.

KRUMP kreations — Dance style makes its way from inner-city streets to UI Jazz Fest workshop 02.19.2013

For Christa Davis, KRUMP started three springs back at a national conference in San Diego, Calif. But for Thomas Johnson, aka Tommy the Clown, it began more than 20 years ago.

The beat goes on 02.19.2013

Every year during the cold month of February, musicians, students, community members and visitors unite through their love of music and the spirit of jazz. This year, the University of Idaho’s 46th annual Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival aims to “Inspire Futures Through Jazz” with an array of talented musicians, unique workshops and entertaining performances.