BetteBack 1975: Bette Announces Jazz Great,Lionel Hampton, Will Be In Her New Broadway Show

* Lionel Hampton‘ll be with Bette Midler at the Minskoff Theater, opening in April

* Lionel Leo Hampton (April 20, 1908 ”“ August 31, 2002) was an American jazz vibraphonist, pianist, percussionist, bandleader and actor. Along with Red Norvo, Hampton was one of the first jazz vibraphone players. Hampton ranks among the great names in jazz history, having worked with a who’s who of jazz musicians, from Benny Goodman and Buddy Rich to Charlie Parker and Quincy Jones. In 1992, he was inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame.

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