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Welcome to the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival!

The 2022 Festival is coming back better than ever with incredible workshops, outstanding student performances and competitions, and world-class concerts featuring some of the finest musicians in jazz. View our 2022 updates below, and register to experience the excitement of creating music together again!

After you register, be sure to check your email and our website for Jazz Festival Newsletters containing helpful information leading up to the festival.

Important Dates

Sept. 13 - Registration Opens
Nov. 2 - Late Registration Begins
Dec. 19 - Registration Closes*

*Those who wish to register after the deadline will be considered for festival entry on a case by case basis. Contact the LHJF Office at 208-885-7557 or for details.

Performance Information


Thursday: Elementary, Junior, College (all categories)
Friday: Senior Vocal
Saturday: Senior Instrumental

Registrants can choose between competitive and non-competitive performance tracks. Both tracks will provide participants with numerical scores, written comments, and a live video recording of their LHJF performance and subsequent on-stage adjudication clinic. 

Competitive performers with the highest overall scores in their category will be recognized as first, second, and third place winners, respectively. Senior Sweepstakes and Avista Scholarship Competition finalists will have the chance to perform on the Friday and Saturday evening concerts. View more details on the new LHJF performance format in the updated rules and regulations. 

Schedules will be provided online and via email prior to festival.

Rules & Regulations

We have updated many of our rules and regulations for 2022 - please review LHJF Eligibility, Performance Info Forms, and your corresponding performance category rules linked below.


Registration fees include access to all LHJF workshops and LHSOM Day events. Participants who wish to attend the evening concerts, including finalists performing in the Sweepstakes and Avista Scholarship Competitions, must purchase evening concert tickets.

Type Performance On-stage Clinic Regular Price Late Price
Solo 10 minutes 5 minutes $75 $100
Combo 20 minutes 10 minutes $150 $225
Large Ensemble 30 minutes 15 minutes $300 $400

2022 Online Pricing

Base: $100 (includes access to all workshops and a welcome kit) 
Solo: $25
Combo: $50
Large Ensemble: $75

Cancellation Policy

Schools that must cancel their registrations cannot be issued a refund. In the event that registrants cannot participate as intended, we will issue credit only for paid registrations for use in future festivals. There is no expiration date for a credit. If the credit is in excess of the new registration, the balance can be carried over, but will have no cash value.

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Mailing Address:
Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 4021
Moscow, ID 83844-4021

Phone: 208-885-5900

Fax: 208-885-7254


Web: Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival