Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Poster (2008)
This is an official Poster from the 2008 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. This annual design is unframed and will look great in any room whether you are a musician or just a fan of jazz.
The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival is a modern tradition at the University of Idaho in Moscow. Dating from 1967, the festival was greatly expanded by Lynn "Doc" Skinner, who was involved since 1972, and took over as the director in 1977. Each year in February, thousands of college, high school, junior high and elementary school students travel from all over North America to the campus on the Palouse in Moscow, Idaho to meet great jazz performers, partake in vocal and instrumental adjudicated performances, and attend concerts and workshops.
The first UI Jazz Festival was a single-day event consisting of fifteen student groups and one jazz artist in a sole evening concert. The festival now runs multiple days and features concerts spread throughout the campus. Some of the jazz greats who have performed at the festival include Ella Fitzgerald, Gerry Mulligan, Dizzy Gillespie, Elvin Jones, Freddie Hubbard, Dianne Reeves, Stan Getz, Carmen McRae, Joey DeFrancesco, Benny Green, Abbey Lincoln, Hank Jones, Roy Hargrove, Diana Krall, Wynton Marsalis and Sarah Vaughan and of course the eponymous Lionel Hampton and his New York Big Band, who first played at the festival in 1984.
The festival was renamed for Hampton in 1985, and the UI's school of music was renamed for him in 1987.
Note: This poster has a $5 shipping & handling fee due to its size/weight. Multiple posters will be combined into a single shipping tube.