Lionel Hampton

Birthday
Apr 20, 1908

Bio: An extraordinary vibraphone player who was also the composer of over 200 innovative musical compositions that would eventually become jazz standards, Lionel Hampton was also a critical factor in bridging the racial divide in music by teaming with drummer Gene Krupa and pianist Teddy Wilson in the 1930s to form the multiracial Benny Goodman Quartet. In addition to… More

Filmography

Lionel Hampton Videos

The Benny Goodman Story
1 minutes 40 seconds

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