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Grounded in Tradition. Breaking New Ground.

See Lionel Hampton's vision for jazz education come to life.

Welcome to the Virtual Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival!

In keeping Lionel Hampton’s vision to perpetuate jazz music education, the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival has been restructured in a virtual format for 2021 to provide world-class educational experiences to students and educators around the globe. Our team has adjusted and reduced registration rates to allow participants to create a personalized experience suited to their educational needs and circumstances. Register to perform and receive feedback from world-class educators, attend artist and educational workshops, and view live concerts featuring some of the finest jazz musicians from both the past and present.

For details about 2021 registration, please review the information below. Once registered, be sure to check your email and our website for Jazz Festival Newsletters containing helpful information leading up to the festival.

Important Dates

Sept. 8 Festival Registration Opens
Jan. 15 Deadline to Register w/Adjudicated Performances*
Feb. 1-27 Sign Up for Workshops
Feb. 5 Performance Video Submissions Due
March 12 Last Day to Register for Workshop Recording Access

*Participants who do not wish to perform may register for the Educational Experience Package (minus the free performance) through March 12.


Base registration includes the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Educational Experience Package. Participants will then have the the option to add vocal and instrumental solo, combo, or large ensemble performances for additional fees.

Educational Experience Package - $100:

  • Access to All Workshops* - Sign up for workshop webinars individually or as a group to participate in any workshops of your choosing.
  • Access to All Concerts - Broadcast live Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of the Festival.
  • One Solo or Combo Performance Adjudication - Optional for those who do not wish to perform - must register by Jan. 15.
  • Jazz Festival Welcome Kit - Package of LHJF commemorative items to display and use in your home or classroom.

*All workshops will be recorded and made available to registered participants for 90 days after the Festival.

Additional Performance Fees:

Performance Information

Format: Participants will submit video recordings prior to the festival utilizing a link included in their registration confirmation. During the festival, participants will work with an artist adjudicator in a live Zoom meeting to receive feedback on their performance. All performances for the 2021 festival are non-competitive.

Adjudication Dates: Participants may request to have their adjudication(s) Thursday, Friday, or Saturday of the Festival. Our team will do our best to fulfill these requests, but please note that scheduling is completed on a first come, first served basis.

Rules & Regulations: Please review 2021 Performance Rules & Regulations for information on level classification, recording expectations, submission instructions, and more.

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