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Concert will honor Louisville jazz legend Lionel Hampton

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A special concert will honor a Louisville jazz legend who keeps giving back, even after his death.

A Tribute Concert Showcase was just announced to honor Lionel Hampton. He was known for playing the vibraphone, which looks like a xylophone.

The Louisville native traveled the world performing with other jazz greats before his death in 2002. He's also known as a philanthropist who supported music scholarships.

A special concert will help raise money for a foundation to fund music programs for local students in need, and to celebrate Hampton's life. 

"It will be comprised of musicians who are currently playing with, or have played with, people like Count Basie, George Benson, Lionel Hampton and many others," said musician Dick Sisto.

The tribute concert will take place at the Kentucky Center on Oct. 7. Tickets go on sale next month. 

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