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Lionel Hampton

Lionel Hampton (Vibraphone)

Born: 20th April 1908, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.

Died: 31st August 2002, New York City, U.S.

Nationality: American

Lionel Leo Hampton was an American jazz vibraphonist, pianist, percussionist, and bandleader. Hampton worked with jazz musicians from Teddy Wilson, Benny Goodman, and Buddy Rich, to Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus, and Quincy Jones. In 1992, he was inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, and he was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1996.

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