UI Library exhibits and program will highlight International Jazz Collections
The International Jazz Collection will be the focus of UI Library exhibits and a special program on women in jazz during the 2015 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. The festival takes place Wed., Feb. 25-Saturday, February 28, on the University of Idaho's Moscow campus.
Artifacts from the collection will be displayed on the main floor of the library throughout the festival during library hours, 8:00 a.m. - midnight on Wed. and Thurs., and 8:00am - 8:00 p.m. on Fri. and Sat. Additional artifacts are currently on display in the Jazz Festival office exhibit cases in the Bruce Pittman Center.
"Stormy Weather: Women in Jazz," will be presented Fri., Feb. 27 at 1:00 p.m. on the main floor of the library by Garth Reese, head of UI Library's Special Collections and Archives, and Lysa Salsbury, director of the UI Women's Center. The hour-long program will address the struggles and triumphs of women who helped shaped the evolution of jazz. The program will also feature an overview of materials in the library's International Jazz Collection and their value to musicians, music historians, musicologists and others in conducting research.
Housed in the library's Special Collections & Archives department, the International Jazz Collection is the preeminent jazz archive in the Pacific Northwest and considered to be one of the most significant jazz archives in the world.