[Dixielandjazz] RE: Lionel Hampton
Sat, 31 Aug 2002 19:22:56 +0000
Hi David and all,
>When I was in High School in the early '80s I was fortunate enough to see
>Mr. Hampton perform at least once a year because he was always the guest
>host at the UofI, Moscow Jazz Festival. The school later changed the name
>the festival to the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. A very gracious man and
>great promoter of jazz music to the younger generations.
Thanks for the nice note on Hampton and his activities promoting jazz.
As an aside, I noticed you used the words "jazz music" -- is this a
redundancy? Also to be noted, back in the first decades of the 20th century
the term 'jazz music' would be considered an oxymoron (just as the term 'rap
music' is today).
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