Lionel Hampton

Lionel Hampton
1908 - 2002
Lionel Hampton  American Percussionist

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Lionel Hampton was previously married to Gladys Riddle.

Lionel Hampton was in a relationship with Audrey Smaltz.

Lionel Hampton had encounters with Roy Ayers, Snooky Young, Dinah Washington, Stan Getz, Annie Ross, Wes Montgomery, Oscar Peterson, Cat Anderson, Charles Mingus, Jimmy Cleveland and Art Tatum.


American Percussionist Lionel Hampton was born Lionel Leo Hampton on 20th April, 1908 in Louisville, KY, USA and passed away on 31st Aug 2002 New York City, New York, USA aged 94. He is most remembered for the first jazz vibraphonist and was one of the jazz giants beginning in the mid-`30s. His zodiac sign is Aries.

Lionel Hampton is a member of the following lists: Former Roman Catholics, Kennedy Center honorees and American Christian Scientists.


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First Name Lionel
Middle Name Leo
Last Name Hampton
Full Name at Birth Lionel Leo Hampton
Alternative Name The Gates of Swing, "Gates", "Hamp", "Mad Lionel"
Age 94 (age at death) years
Birthday 20th April, 1908
Birthplace Louisville, KY, USA
Died 31st August, 2002
Place of Death New York City, New York, USA
Cause of Death Congestive Heart Failure
Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Build Average
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Aries
Sexuality Bisexual
Religion Christian Science
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
University University of Southern California
Occupation Text Multi-instrumentalist, Actor, Composer
Occupation Percussionist
Claim to Fame the first jazz vibraphonist and was one of the jazz giants beginning in the mid-`30s
Music Genre (Text) Swing, Big Band, Mainstream Jazz, New York blues, blues
Music Genre Jazz, Piano
Year(s) Active 1927–2002
Music Style Big Band, Blues, Swing, New York Blues, Regional Blues, Early R&B, Mainstream Jazz, R&B, Jazz Instrument, Vibraphone/ Marimba Jazz, Early Jazz
Music Mood Elegant, Sophisticated, Stylish, Laid-Back/Mellow, Amiable/Good-Natured, Happy, Refined/Mannered, Joyous, Rousing, Innocent, Exuberant, Gentle, Playful, Boisterous, Freewheeling, Romantic, Fun, Energetic
Instrument Piano, Drums, Leader, Vibraphone, Vocals
Instrument (text) Vibraphone, Drums. Piano, Vocals, Drums, Piano
Record Label Decca
Associated Acts Benny Goodman, Teddy Wilson, Quincy Jones, Louis Armstrong, Gloria Parker, Ray Vasquez
Official Websites,,

Lionel Leo Hampton (April 20, 1908 – August 31, 2002) 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 was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1996.

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Lionel Hampton94 AriesPercussionist
Gladys Riddle-
Roy Ayers82 VirgoMusician
Snooky Young92 AquariusTrumpeter
Audrey Smaltz86 GeminiEditor
Dinah Washington39 VirgoSinger
Stan Getz64 AquariusSaxophone
Annie Ross90 CancerVocalist
Wes Montgomery43 PiscesJazz Musician
Oscar Peterson82 LeoPianist
Cat Anderson64 VirgoMusician
Charles Mingus57
Jimmy Cleveland82 TaurusMusician
Art Tatum47 LibraPianist
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The Benny Goodman Story1956Lionel HamptonMovie
The Glenn Miller Story1953Band Member (uncredited)Movie
A Song Is Born1948Lionel HamptonMovie
The Ed Sullivan Show1948Band Leader, Big Band Leader, Jazz MusicianTV Show
Hollywood Hotel1937Benny Goodman Vibraphonist (uncredited)Movie
Devil's Playground1937Jazz Band DrummerMovie
Pennies from Heaven1936Band Member (uncredited)Movie
Girl Without a Room1933Nightclub Xylophone Musician (uncredited)Movie
The Cabin in the Cotton1932Drummer with Memphis Jazz Band (uncredited)Movie
The Delightful Rogue1929The DrummerMovie




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