Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival to Offer Workshops

Wycliffe Gordon, Blind Boys among those at Idaho fest

The 2012 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, which runs from Feb. 22-25 in Moscow, Idaho, will offer free workshops by jazz educators and musicians.

The workshops held during the day will help students of all ages fine-tune their skills as they explore jazz. All workshops are free and open to the public. New this year are cross-curricular jazz workshops offered in jazz-drama, math, and art and architecture.

A sampling of the workshops includes:

Eli Yamin: Jazz and Drama-Building Jazz Communities Worldwide

Rehearsal – Friday, Feb. 24, 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Presentation – Saturday, Feb. 25, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

NuArt Theater

516 S. Main St. in Moscow

Blind Boys of Alabama: Understanding through Stories and Song with Bob Athayde

Thursday, Feb. 23, 10:30 a.m.

Student Union Building Ballroom

709 Deakin Ave. in Moscow

Ira Nepus: The Essence of Jazz Performance Style from Louis Armstrong to Paul McCartney

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2:30 p.m.

KIVA Theater – College of Education Building, 921 Campus Dr. in Moscow

Friday, Feb. 24, 9:30 a.m.

KIVA Theatre – College of Education Building, 921 Campus Dr. in Moscow

Wycliffe Gordon: Sing it First!

Saturday, Feb. 25, 10:00 a.m.

Kenworthy Theater

508 S. Main St. in Moscow

James Morrison: Master Showman and his Secrets to Success

Saturday, Feb. 25, 1:00 p.m.

Kenworthy Theater

508 S. Main St. in Moscow

Sing and Swing with Carmen Bradford

Friday, Feb. 24, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4:00 p.m.

Student Union Building, Borah Theatre

709 Deakin Ave. in Moscow

Bob Athayde: Using Smart Music- Import and Slow Down for Practice

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2:30 p.m.

Student Union Building Borah Theater

709 Deakin Ave. in Moscow

Stephen Drown: Acoustics Tour

Friday, Feb. 24, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 25, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Ridenbaugh Hall

Corner of Blake St. and Nez Perce Dr. in Moscow

Christine Berven and Marty Ytreberg: Making Waves with Music

Friday, Feb. 24, 1:45 p.m.

Renfrew Hall Room 125

Rayburn Street

Saturday, Feb. 25, 10:30 a.m.

Renfrew Hall Room 125

Rayburn Street

Christine Berven and Marty Ytreberg, professors in the physics department, will use fun demonstrations to show how physicists explore the science of sound and how the effects of sound can be made visible.

Patrick Barnes: Latin Dance – Have Some Salsa Fun Dance Workshop

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 3:15 p.m.

Martin Wellness Center

510 W. Palouse River Dr. in Moscow

Saturday, Feb. 25, 12:00 p.m.

Physical Education Building, Studio 110

South of Memorial Gym and Swim Center

For more information and complete concert lineups for the 2012 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, visit Jazz Festival or call (208) 885-5900.

Workshops are free and open to the public. Tickets are available for all evening concerts with prices varying from $25-$45 per night, with additional discounts for youth and college students. Tickets may be purchased at the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center Ticket Office by calling (208) 885-7212 or toll free 1-88-88-UIDAHO, or online at U Tickets.