Stories tagged: Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 11 a.m.
Competition is back at University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival
After 11 years, the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival at the University of Idaho is officially competitive again. And some local schools are already reaping the rewards.
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 11:18 a.m.
Spokane jazz singer Julia Keefe ready to showcase her skills at Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival
Julia Keefe caught the jazz bug grooving on Billie Holiday – as a toddler. I know. Weird, huh? But Keefe, now a seasoned professional jazz singer, swears it’s true.
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 4:04 p.m.
UI’s Hampton jazz festival turns 50
The Lionel Hampton Festival of Jazz turns 50 this year. To celebrate the festival is bringing in four-time Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding to headline the Feb. 25 finale concert.
Fri., April 29, 2016, 6:50 a.m.
University of Idaho names new leadership for jazz festival
University of Idaho School of Music Director Torrey Lawrence and jazz professors Vern and Vanessa Sielert will lead the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival through its golden anniversary in 2017, the …
Wed., April 13, 2016, 12:09 p.m.
Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival artistic director says he’s out of that job
The artistic director of the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival at the University of Idaho says he is out of that job.
Tue., April 12, 2016, 9:03 a.m.
Jazz fest’s financial chief fired
The University of Idaho has fired the executive director of its flagship music event, the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival.
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, noon
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies brings punk rock sensibility to jazz
In the world of the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, jazz and swing never went out of style, Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley never picked up an instrument, and rock ’n’ roll …
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 10:35 a.m.
Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival: Students, Greeks an army of volunteers
Every year it takes about 400 volunteers to put on the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, but even with all of those hands, organizing one of the world’s largest and oldest …
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 4 p.m.
Lionel Hampton fest kicks off Wednesday
When the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival first kicked off in 1967, it was an intimate, single-day event featuring a handful of artists. As it nears its 50th year, the festival …
Fri., Sept. 6, 2013
Miss the Avett Brothers? You’ve got another chance
The Avetts will return. The Avett Brothers, the popular bluegrass-punk-pop-roots- rock-Americana band from North Carolina, is set to play at the INB Performing Arts Center on Oct. 19, a mere …
Thu., Dec. 20, 2012
Mead High students jazzed by Grammy winner’s visit
In the past three years, the University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival has engaged in more outreach to regional schools. Last week it was the Mead High School jazz …
Sun., Nov. 27, 2011
Spotlight: Good time to shop for holiday events
It’s time for Spotlight’s annual reminder that tickets make outstanding Christmas gifts (partly because they slip so easily into stockings). Here are a few post-Christmas events to choose from:
Sun., Jan. 2, 2011
Spotlight: Civic reveals ’11-’12 lineup
The Spokane Civic Theatre has lined up its 2011-2012 season, and it looks good for fans of Ebenezer Scrooge, Daddy Warbucks, Charlotte Bronte and a certain madam named Mona. Here’s …
Sun., Dec. 19, 2010
Spotlight: First Night picks up new events, venues
For the 10th year in a row, First Night Spokane will fill downtown streets on New Year’s Eve. Most people already know what to expect from this well-established institution:
Fri., Feb. 20, 2009
Jazz phenomenon Eldar molds early lessons into style
Eldar Djangirov – commonly known as just plain Eldar – grew up on both sides of the track, so to speak, when it comes to music. From his mother, whom …