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Honoring Slide Hampton
Born in Jeannette, Pa. Slide began performing at age 3 with his family's 12 piece band. Reader of the Pittsburgh Courier voted the Duke Hampton Boy and Girl Band the "best new band' in the U.S. in 1952 and took them to New York's Carnegie Hall. Slide went on to be honored as an NEA Jazz Master for his work as a trombonist, band leader, arranger, and composer. He was a regular at the Crawford Grill in the early 1960s. Read his story at Pittsburgh Music History.
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