Lionel Hampton
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Lionel Hampton

Jazz Musician and Bandleader
Male
Hometown Metro Government
Died Aug 31, 2002
Death Place New York

Lionel Leo Hampton was an American jazz vibraphonist, pianist, percussionist, bandleader and actor. Like Red Norvo, he 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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CHILDHOOD

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

LATE ADULTHOOD

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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