Lincoln Foundation in partnership with Dick Sisto, Ken Clay, Owsley Brown III, Louisville Public Media, Owsley Brown II Family Foundation, The Kentucky Center, Mike Balter Mallets and Vandoren Saxophone Reeds proudly present the First Annual Lionel Hampton Tribute Concert Showcase. The event celebrates the life of Hampton, a Louisville native jazz great and innovator who popularized the vibraphone and played with the Benny Goodman Quartet before becoming a successful bandleader.
Dick Sisto on vibraphone is the artistic and music director who will lead a group of featured jazz artists paying tribute to jazz greats past and present. They include Barry Ries, trumpet (Lionel Hampton); Bobby Broom, guitar (Sonny Rollins); Bobby Floyd, keyboards (Count Basie); Jim Anderson, bass (Benny Golson); Art Gore, drums (George Benson) and special guest Harry Skoler, clarinet (Berklee College of Music).
Proceeds from the Lionel Hampton Tribute Concert Showcase will benefit Lincoln Foundation’s signature Whitney M. YOUNG Scholars Program®. The college-prep program, annually serving 460 socioeconomically disadvantaged youth in grades 7-12, stresses academic achievement and college graduation.
SCENE at the Center, our small plates eatery, offers bar and food service two hours prior to most performances in Whitney Hall and the Bomhard Theater. Kitchen service ends as the curtain rises, but beverage service will continue throughout the performances and extend through midnight on Friday and Saturday nights.
Patrons may now book their own wheelchair accessible seating when purchasing tickets online. For best seating location for all other Access Services, please call The Kentucky Center box office at 502-584-7777.
For more information about the Access Services The Kentucky Center offers, please call the Access Services hotline, 502-566-5111 (V) or 502-566-5140 (TTY).