Jazz, blues, funk, whatever…. that’s SlickHampton. Our playlist can contain classic jazz pieces from Coltrane to Corea, Miles to Marcus, classic bebop, emotive blues and raging funk all in the same set – and the Whatever – well, you’ll just have to come hear it. Those tunes are all about emotion and creativity;  original compositions, revamped classics, experimental jazz, some heavy fusion interpretations, you name it.

Whether you want a quiet set of Jazz Standards to set a mood for your event or some funk and fusion to liven up your party we can accommodate. Typically on a club or festival date when the mood is left up to us, we will include a wide variety of styles to keep the audience engaged from start to finish.

Feedback from the 2015 Crawfish Festival 

SlickHampton has become a regular fixture at the annual "Crawfish Festival" in the Atholton area in Columbia MD. Here are a few comments from this years festival:
"Mike and I derive great pleasure seeing all our friends and family have such a good time. Truly a labor of love. Slick Hampton was mind bogglingly amazing, as always. And I thought The Curators sounded pretty damned good. The whole party went off as perfectly as Mike and I could have hoped for. One of the best ever. Thanks for everyone's help and participation. "  ~ Jeff Johnston
"Chris…..that British folky sounding tune with the flute that SlickHampton did was friggin awesome! ….was that one of yours? [SH: Yes, it was an original, 'The Gigue is Up']…..It reminded me of  something the group ‘Traffic’ would have done back in the day..(but still unique)… a compliment of the highest order from me at least….also that tune where you and Dave do the real sublime violin/sax interplay intro….loved that especially as well. [SH: another original, 'Little Smiles'] ~ Denis Dudley


Humbling Comments from Takoma Park JazzFest 

The following is an excerpt from an email we received after our performance at the Takoma Park JazzFest. We really appreciate the kind words and are truly humbled by them:

After watching Slick Hampton perform for the first time, I regret the fact that the SD card on my cell phone decided that it did not want to cooperate as I attempted to videotape your group’s performance at the Jazz Fest.

Your group left a very strong impression on me in that I truly want to watch repeat performances so that I can listen to each member’s contribution to each song, and groove along.

There was an older black couple seated on the grass behind me during your show. For the duration of your set, both of them continuously made statements that revealed their surprise at the talent of your group. At one point, the gentleman began humming and beat boxing to your music, clapping his hands, and saying something to the effect of “Oh yeah, that’s some true funk right there.” The woman kept saying “Yes, yes, they got it….”

They were dancing while seated, until one of your songs made the man stand up and walk over to the dance area in front of the stage and boogie down. His wife was laughing, having a good time, and said that she could not believe that he was up there. I told her that the performance was being videotaped for the Montgomery County Television station. She began to laugh harder and said that her husband would not have gotten up to dance if he knew that he was being taped. It was obvious that your group’s vibe and talent could not hold that man back from expressing his true delight at the music you all were bringing to us.
Upon hearing the man make that comment, it was as if the ability and talent of your group was validated. I thought that was pretty cool.When her husband returned, he asked me if I knew the name of the group, I told him “Slick Hampton.” The man responded “Yeah, they slick alright.”

I can honestly say that I was also truly impressed by the pure talent of Slick Hampton. I did not expect to be blown away while watching you all perform. There is no doubt in my mind that you all are on your way to achieve much deserved success. You all rock!!

SlickHampton wins 2012 Jazz Brawl! 

We want to thank all of those dedicated folks that came out yesterday to McGinty’s in Silver Spring to cheer us on to a victory in the 2012 Takoma Park Jazz Festival Jazz Brawl. It was quite a drive and time commitment to get there and we were all really touched by the support.

The Jazz Brawl is the Jazz version of a battle of the bands. We were up against some really talented groups, it was a great afternoon of music. As the winners of the competition we have secured a spot in the 2012 Takoma Park Jazz Festival on June 10.  This will be a nice feather in Slick’s cap!

Stay tuned, we will post more info when available.


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Summers End Jam

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Green Valley Market, 7280 Montgomery Rd., Elkridge, MD


A Fundraising Festival for the Elkridge Food Pantry Saturday, Oct. 10th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Free Admission Free hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones Dunk Tank: 2-3pm Gina Cash, Principal ELMS (More to come) Giant Inflatable Slide, Moonbounce, Games & more…. Enter the HOMEMADE PIE baking contest. Judging @ 2:pm Raffles & Door Prizes: 50/50, Timbers of Troy Outing (4), Guess the Skittles Vendor Tables


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Elk Run Jazz Festival

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Elk Run Vineyards, 15113 Liberty Rd, Mount Airy, Maryland

Featuring area artisans, Food Vendors, informative hayrides throughout the vineyards. A family friendly venue, perfect for Fathers Day weekend. Enjoy wine while listening to the region’s finest Jazz performers

$15 online, $20 at the gate



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