Music Events & Concerts
Soon entering its fifth decade with a triumphant sense of historical urgency, the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival boasts one of its most impressive lineups in years. Singer, saxophonist and composer Grace Kelly, trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, flutist Ali Ryerson, trumpeter, vocalist and composer Bria Skonberg and many more are set to join one of the most preeminent jazz vocalists in the world — the extraordinary Dianne Reeves. Her album Beautiful Life recently took home the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album, marking her fifth win in the category. This annual festival was also fittingly awarded a National Medal of Arts in 2007, an honor which has continued to reaffirm the cultural importance of the vision shared by Lionel Hampton and the University of Idaho.
Feb. 25-28; event times and locations vary • $7-$50 • University of Idaho, Moscow • uidaho.edu/jazzfest • 208-885-7212