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Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival 

When: Feb. 24-27 2016
Since the 1960s, the University of Idaho has been the home of one of the largest jazz festivals in the world. The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival is underway once again this week, inviting musicians and audiences across the region to be a part of the celebration, which highlights music and dance and the history of jazz, with a focus on Hampton. In addition to winning a National Medal of Arts — America’s most prestigious art award — in 2007, the festival plays host to pianist Monty Alexander, Cuban drummer Ignacio Berroa, singer Dee Daniels and swing group the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies.

Wed, Feb. 24 through Sat, Feb. 27, event times vary • $7-$50/concert • University of Idaho, Moscow • uidaho.edu/class/jazzfest
— Meg MacLean

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