Washington State University received the lion’s share of awards on “College Day” at the 2005 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival held at the University of Idaho on Feb. 24.
The outstanding college instrumental soloist award winners include Matt Reid on trumpet, David Snider, bass, and Kristen DuChateau, piano. Snider was also selected the winner of the instrumental creative composition competition. Additionally, the WSU Jazz Big Band, under the direction of Greg Yasinitsky, was selected the runner-up in the guest college band division.
WSU received more awards than any other college or university participating on College Day. The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival is one of the largest events of its kind in the world, attracting more than 10,000 students from around the world.
“It is gratifying to see our outstanding students recognized at this important event,” said Yasinitsky, WSU coordinator of jazz studies.