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WSU jazz studies earns honors at Hampton jazz festival

jazz-logo-170PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University jazz studies program was recognized at the recent 2014 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival at the University of Idaho.

MIchadoMijiga-200asinitsky, was selected to present an invited performance during the evening Young Artists Concert. See video here. WSU saxophonist Michado Mijiga was selected from soloists on College Day to perform at Hamp’s Club that evening. He also competed and was chosen as a featured soloist with the Lionel Hampton Youth Jazz Orchestra in the final evening concert.

The WSU Jazz Big Band, under the direction of Greg Yasinitsky, was selected to present an invited performance during the evening Young Artists Concert. See video here.

“I am tremendously proud of these WSU students,” said Yasinitsky, director of the WSU School of Music. “For many years, WSU jazz studies has been recognized for excellence at the Lionel Hampton festival. This is a great tribute to our outstanding students and faculty.”

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