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Lionel Leo Hampton (April 20, 1908 – August 31, 2002) was an American jazz vibraphonist, pianist, composer, philanthropist, percussionist, bandleader and actor. Hampton worked with Benny Goodman, Teddy Wilson and Buddy Rich to Charlie Parker and Quincy Jones. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky.
In 1992, he was added into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, and was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1996.
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