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Lionel Hampton


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Birth Name: Lionel Leo Hampton
Born: 1908/04/20
Birth Place: Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Died: 2002/08/31
Years Active: 1927–2002
Genres: Swing, Big Band, Mainstream Jazz, New York Blues

Lionel Leo Hampton (April 20, 1908 - August 31, 2002) 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.

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