"Doc's passion exuded like a beacon attracting the world's greatest jazz musicians and journalists to share their talent, experience, and support. His vision of ensuring the perpetuation of the art form by exposing young people to the music of the masters through performance and education was ingenious!"
- Dee Daniels, jazz vocalist
"The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Moscow, Idaho, has been one of the most important events in the history of jazz for its musicality and amazing scope."
- Claudio Roditi, jazz trumpeter
"[Doc] would always take the time whenever I was around him at the Festival to express ... that to him I was a very special human, and to let me know that he cared about my life.... If ever I met an angel, it's Doc Skinner."
- Benny Green, jazz pianist
"Dr. Lynn Skinner has made a very important contribution to jazz education in his position as director of the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival ..."
- John Stowell, jazz guitarist
"Dr. Lynn Skinner, the man who changed our destiny, our life ... The musician, composer, pianist, producer, whose talent, energy, and infinite devotion to music, together with the legendary Lionel Hampton, contributed to establishing one of the largest festivals in the USA."
- Leonid Vintskevich, jazz pianist
"Any jazz fan who loves Lionel Hampton, who feels good after reading stories where kind people treat each other kindly, or who wants to see lovely candid photographs will love this book."
- Michael Steinman, Jazz Lives