NEA Jazz Master and Grammy Award-winning legend Slide Hampton is one of the most distinguished figures in jazz history. Born in 1932, Locksley Wellington “Slide” Hampton started performing at a young age with his family band, The Hamptons, and went on to play with bands led by Art Blakey, Tadd Dameron, Barry Harris, Thad Jones, Woody Shaw, Dexter Gordon, and Max Roach. Slide Hampton enjoyed an over 60-year career as a revered trombonist, arranger and composer. We will pay tribute to Slide Hampton with two nights of exceptional music and memories. The first evening will feature all-star trombone ensembles performing the arrangements of Slide Hampton, including selections from the renowned World of Trombones. The second evening features a powerhouse group co-led by Frank Basile and Charles Ruggiero Celebrating the Slide Hampton Octet featuring special guest soloists. Join us as we celebrate Slide’s lasting legacy through his music.