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The Bop Island Big Band is celebrating The Music of Arranger In Residence Slide Hampton

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The Bop Island Jazz Festival celebrates arranger in residence Slide Hampton Sunday — November 18, 2018 starting at 4pm at the Woodstock Playhouse.

WOODSTOCK, N.Y. - Nov. 12, 2018 - EntSun -- The Bop Island Jazz Festival presents The Bop Island Big Band celebrating The Music of Arranger In Residence Slide Hampton on Sunday November 18th at 4pm at The Woodstock Playhouse.

Slide Hampton's distinguished career spans decades in the evolution of jazz. Slide has played with bands led by Art Blakey, Dizzy Gillespie, Barry Harris, Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, and Max Roach. In 1962, he formed the Slide Hampton Octet, which included stellar horn players Booker Little, Freddie Hubbard, and George Coleman.

Hampton's countless collaborations with Woody Herman and Dizzy Gillespie and many other prominent musicians of jazz were acknowledged by the 1998 Grammy Award — Best Jazz Arrangement with a Vocalist for Dee Dee Bridgewater's recording "Cotton Tail." In 2005, he received the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement on The Vanguard Orchestra's album The Way with recording "Past, Present, and Future."

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A charismatic figure, master arranger, and formidable trombonist, Hampton holds a place of distinction in the jazz tradition.

Slide Hampton continues to write and perform in Orange, NJ where he currently resides. www.SlideHamptonMusicPublishing.com

To learn more about this concert and the other Fall concerts visit  http://www.woodstockplayhouse.org.

About the Bop Island Jazz Festival
The Bop Island Jazz Festival is comprised of a stellar group of musicians and technicians participating in a series of performances at the Woodstock Playhouse. The historic Woodstock Playhouse is the home of The Bop Island Jazz Festival.

Please join us for world class artists presenting Jazz in an intimate setting. The Bop Island Big Band is 16 world class jazz and freelance musicians whose mission is to perform and celebrate the best of big band jazz and provide a forum for new works by some of today's brightest composers and arrangers.

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Bop Island Jazz Festival
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