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Since the 1960s the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival has brought jazz masters together with elementary, middle school, high school and college students at the University of Idaho to share and celebrate jazz, a true American art form. 

We are inviting dedicated individuals with a passion for music and arts and the willingness to learn to be a part of an outstanding team of volunteers for the 57th Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. It takes the support of hundreds of volunteers to make the festival happen and this is a great opportunity to develop your skills in the operations and management of a festival, and, above all, enjoy the experience of great live jazz!

Volunteer Benefits

Volunteers also earn up to three free concert tickets (four hours volunteering = 1 FREE concert ticket).

Volunteer Roles

  • Director Check-In: Greet Directors as they check-in at the Pittman Center. Distribute director packets and folders. This position requires 2 people per hour, per day.  
  • Site Manager & Site Volunteer: Manage the student performances, clinics and workshops. Our Adopt-A-Site program allows your group or organization to manage a site for an entire day of festival. Find out more about the Adopt-A-Site program then fill out the registration form to participate. 
  • Stage Manager & Workshop Presentation Assistant: Handle stage logistics, introduce performers and make announcements, track time. 
  • Adjudicator Assistant: Provide assistance to the adjudicator with our electronic scoring. 
  • Information Team Specialist: Provide information and hospitality to all visitors. 
  • Transportation Team: Drive artists and Performance Evaluation Clinicians to and from airports, their performances and schools.  
  • Special Teams: Fill in the gaps; run errands and make deliveries. 
  • Office Volunteer/Pre-Festival Work: Assist the Jazz Festival office with poster distribution and office mailings. Help staff Volunteer Headquarters. Please check below for upcoming pre-festival volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Expectations

Most positions are in 4-hour time slots. If this does not work for your schedule, please sign up for our Special Teams or email us directly and we will find a position that works best with your schedule.

Ready to Volunteer?

Fill out our volunteer interest form using the link below!

Questions? For more information about volunteering, please contact the volunteer coordinator at

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