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Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Feb. 19-22. The Wednesday opening night concert will feature NEA Jazz Master Benny Golson, Ken Peplowski, Grace Kelly with the All-Star Quartet featuring Josh Nelson, Shawn Conley, Bruce Forman and Kevin Kanner, and the Lionel Hampton School of Music Jazz Band 1 in the Student Union Building Ballroom at 8 p.m. The Thursday evening concerts will feature Geoffrey Keezer in the Administration Building auditorium at 7:30 p.m.; NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan with the All-Star Trio in Haddock Hall at 8 p.m.; Ken Peplowski and Terell Stafford Septet in the SUB Ballroom at 8:30 p.m. The Friday evening concerts will feature Groove for Thought, Rene Marie and the Yellow Jackets in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center at 8:30 p.m. The Saturday evening concert will feature the Lionel Hampton Jazz Youth Orchestra with special guests Jason Marsalis, NEA Jazz Master Benny Golson and NEA Jazz Master Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Septet in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center at 8:30 p.m.