Veteran trumpet player and composer Marcus Hampton, who is a nephew of Slide Hampton and a cousin of Lionel Hampton, recently released his debut recording that features 12 of his jazz originals.
The title of his release is Hampton House of Jazz (ARC-2543). The title comes from the jazz club that Hampton and his family had opened and operated for a time in Florida before relocating to the Denver area.
Featuring top players: Keith Oxman, Tom Ball, Pat Bianchi, Ken Walk, Todd Reid and Wendy Fopeano, the recording remains grounded in the swinging styles of Art Blakey,Freddie Hubbard and Slide Hampton. About Marcus Hampton
A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, Mr. Hampton is also a veteran of a full career with US military bands, performing and serving with several bands located stateside as well as overseas in Germany on two occasions. Subsequently, he has extensive notable experiences.
He has performed as a jazz soloist with the Hof Symphony Orchestra, with saxophonist Don Menza and at several notable jazz venues while posted in Germany alone.
His last military musical position was performing with the The United States Continental Army Band. Located on historic Ft. Monroe, VA, The United States Continental Army Band is one of the Army’s premiere musical ensembles.
Army Commendation Medal