A Tribute to Tom Hampson

A Tribute to Tom Hampson

Sat, 12/31/2016 - 9:00pm - 10:00pm

WXXI pays tribute to the late Tom Hampson, host of Jazz from the Cellar, with a special broadcast.

Tom Hampson, host of Jazz from the Cellar on AM 1370 and WRUR-FM 88.5, passed away on November 9, 2016 at the age of 87. Hampson loved jazz since he was a teenager, and he kept that passion even after he chose the law as a career, becoming an attorney specializing in corporate law. He also hosted a weekly jazz show on WXXI for more than 30 years; it was originally called Mostly Jazz, and most recently has been known as Jazz from the Cellar.

A Tribute to Tom Hampson, airing Saturday, December 31 at 9 p.m. on AM 1370, will include clips from Hampson's past shows, along with tributes from his colleagues and friends... and of course, the music that Hampson loved. It will repeat on WRUR-FM 88.5 on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 9 p.m.