Slide Hampton, a popular  American jazz trombonist passed away recently. Following the news of his death, many shares condolence and tributes to mark the respect of his hard-earned legacy. He was 89 years at the time of his demise. We will discuss more his personal and professional life further in this blog. So keep reading till the end.

Slide Hampton

Who is Slide Hampton?

Slid Hampton was born on April 21, 1932, in  Jeannette, Pennsylvania. He was a famous jazz trombonist, composer by profession. His full name is Locksley Wellington. His passion for his work is the main reason for his successful career in life. Actually, he belongs from a musical background because in his family mostly everyone played some musical instrument. Hence some part of the credit goes to the family as well. 

Tadataka Unno said “Another tremendous loss.

I learned that he had wanted me to play as a pianist in his big band for his next project. It didn’t happen, but I will always remember the wonderful experience with his small band and his warm personality at rehearsals. May Slide Hampton Rest in Power.”

In 1998 he was selected for Grammy awards in the category of “Best Jazz Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)”. It was not the first time he begged for the award instead he won it back in 2005 also. Recently he was in headlines after the news of his death was shared by many sources. 

Slide Hampton Death

Sadly Slide Hampton left this world at 89 years. He was a mentor for thousands of newbies in the field of jazz trombonist. The skills which he acquired with rigorous and consistent practicing made him popular all over the world.

Maybe he is far away physically but his position will always be preserved in the hearts of his fan base. Our team shares deepest condone with the family members and relatives. 

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How did American Jazz Trombonist Die?

So far there are no reports on the Slide Hampton cause of death. The Family did not clear anything on circumstances around his sudden demise. We are consistently checking for more leads to update you further in this context. 


One wrote reacting to demise news “Seeing reports that Slide Hampton has passed on. He was the last of Indianapolis’ trio of great 20th-century jazz trombonists, along with w/J.J. Johnson and David Baker. Here’s a 2007 tribute that covers his career from the late 1950s to the mid-80s:”

Many took their social media accounts to show their respect towards legendary trombonists. Here are some of them

“Rest in Power to the trombone master, Slide Hampton. I’m still processing this tremendous loss, so I’ll post a more befitting tribute to his life and music at a later point in time. Thank you for everything that you’ve given to the music, Slide…you’ll be missed. “

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