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Lionel Hampton (1908–2002)

Jazz Festival Receives National Medal of Arts

President White, President Bush and John Clayton

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November 15, 2007

2014 Festival Dates

February 19-22

“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.”

-- Former President George Bush