Lionel Hampton: His Life and Legacy

Lionel and University of Idaho
Photos and Videos of Lionel Hamptons life
tributes to Lionel
Lionel Hampton's Vision


"Lionel was a dear friend of Barbara's and mine for over 40 years. Lionel Hampton was a national treasure. His career represents the very heart and soul of America's music, jazz. That heritage is something we as a nation need to preserve and cherish for generations to come. The Lionel Hampton Center at the University of Idaho will open doors of learning even further for jazz musicians and scholars of all ages.."  -- Former President George Bush

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