Lionel Hampton

Lionel Hampton

Jazz Vibraphonist + Pianist + Percussionist + Bandleader and Actor

Lionel Leo Hampton was an American jazz vibraphonist, pianist, percussionist, bandleader and actor. Along with Red Norvo, Hampton was one of the first jazz vibraphone players. Hampton ranks among the great names in jazz history, having worked with a who's who of jazz musicians, from Benny Goodman and Buddy Rich to Charlie Parker and Quincy Jones. In 1992, he was inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame.… Read More

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1908 Birth Lionel Hampton was born in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1908, and was raised by his grandmother. … Read More


2002 94 Years Old Lionel Hampton died from congestive heart failure at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City, on 31 August 2002. … Read More
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