Slide Hampton

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Slide Hampton
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Hampton at Jerusalem Jazz Festival
Background information
Birth nameLocksley Wellington Hampton
Born (1932-04-21) April 21, 1932 (age 87)
Jeannette, Pennsylvania, U.S.
GenresJazz
OccupationsMusician
InstrumentsTrombone, Tuba, Flugelhorn
Years active1950s–present
LabelsMCG Jazz, Atlantic, Epic
Websitewww.slidehampton.com

Locksley Wellington "Slide" Hampton (born April 21, 1932) is an American jazz trombonist, composer and arranger.[1] As his nickname implies, Hampton's main instrument is slide trombone, but he also occasionally plays tuba and flugelhorn.

Hampton taught at Harvard, artist-in-residence in 1981,[2] the University of Massachusetts, DePaul University in Chicago, and Indiana State University.

References[change | change source]

  1. Larkin, Colin. The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music, Guinness, page 1818, (1995)
  2. Harvard Jazz Band, 1981

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