Lionel Hampton (April 20, 1908 – August 31, 2002) was a jazz vibraphonist,
pianist ,drummer and bandleader. He was one the first jazz vibraphone players
and ranks among the great names in jazz history, having worked with musicians
like Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich, and Charlie Parker. He was inducted into the
Alabama Jazz hall of Fame in 1992 and received the ‘One of a Kind” Award from
Broadcast Music, Inc. in 1986.
President George W. Bush honors Lionel Hampton during a White House
ceremony recognizing Black Music Month, June 30, 2001.
The grave of Lionel Hampton at Woodlawn Cemetery in New York