Lionel Hampton

Bandleader, Musical Artist

1908 – 2002

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Who was Lionel Hampton?

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.

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Born
Apr 20, 1908
Louisville
Also known as
  • Lionel Leo Hampton
  • Hampton, Lionel
  • Hamp
  • Mad Lionel
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Southern California
Lived in
  • Birmingham
Died
Aug 31, 2002
New York City
Resting place
Woodlawn Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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