Lionel Hampton


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Noun1.Lionel Hampton - United States musician who was the first to use the vibraphone as a jazz instrument (1913-2002)
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With which percussion instrument was Lionel Hampton chiefly associated?
Vignola has played with artists from jazz icon Lionel Hampton, the pop of Madonna, Ringo Starr and Donald Fagen and his virtuosity makes him a favourite of the great Les Paul.
Since then he has appeared at numerous major jazz festivals including Tokyo Jazz Festival, Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, and San Francisco Jazz Festival and has toured extensively throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
Jazz royalty: Charlie Barnet, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong and Lionel Hampton in a still from Howard Hawks' musical film A Song Is Born
It all started at the age of five when he was taken to a concert by vibraphonist Lionel Hampton, who played with Louis Armstrong and the Benny Goodman Orchestra.
The American vocalist Anastasia Ryseff has received awards for outstanding vocal performances at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival and Reno Jazz Festival.
Zottola is known for his work with Lionel Hampton, the Benny Goodman Sextet and Bob Wilber, and has played for a broad range of vocalists, particularly Mel Torme, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Williams.
Jools looks at the genre's roots, as well as the role legends such as Bennie Moten, Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton played in its evolution.
Portland-based guitarist Stowell has recorded and performed with many jazz greats, including Milt Jackson, Uwe Kropinski, Dave Liebman, David Becker, Lionel Hampton and Art Farmer.
LIONEL HAMPTON HAD COME a long way from doing paradiddles on the snare drum with the Holy Rosary Academy fife and drum corps.
But despite his solo talent, Axel is certainly no stand alone diva: he's also well known for lending his musical genius to recordings by such artists as Lionel Hampton, Big Joe Turner, Lloyd Glenn, Mama Yancey, Sammy Price, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman and the Mojo Blues Band, among others.
She sang with Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton before turning to acting.