Hannibal Lokumbe

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Hannibal Lokumbe
Hannibal Marvin Peterson.jpg
Peterson performing in New York City
July 6, 1976
Background information
Also known asHannibal, Marvin Peterson
Born (1948-11-11) November 11, 1948 (age 71)
Smithville, Texas
United States
GenresJazz, post bop
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
LabelsMPS, Baystate, Muse, EMI, Naxos, Atlantic, Enja

Hannibal Lokumbe (born Marvin Peterson on November 11, 1948), also known mononymously as Hannibal, is an American jazz trumpeter and composer.[1]

Lokumbe was born in Smithville, Texas. He attended North Texas State University from 1967 to 1969. During his time at university, he led a local band the Soulmasters which was a souljazz/funk group. One recording is known from this period before he moved to New York in 1970.[1][failed verification]

His oratorio African Portraits, which premiered in Carnegie Hall in 1990 by the American Composers Orchestra, has been performed 55 times by major orchestras, with the most notable performance being that by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The work traces the African American experience by combining West African music, blues, jazz, and classical music.[1]

In 2009 he won a Fellow Award in Music from United States Artists.[2] As of 2010, Lokumbe resides in Bastrop, Texas.[3]


As leader/co-leader[edit]

As sideman[edit]

With Richard Davis

With Gil Evans

With Frank Foster

With Kip Hanrahan

  • Desire Develops An Edge (Yellowbird, 1983)

With Billy Hart

With Roy Haynes

With Elvin Jones

With Eric Kloss

With Grachan Moncur III & Jazz Composer's Orchestra

  • Echoes of Prayer (JCOA, 1974)

With New York Unit

With Don Pullen

With Pharoah Sanders


  1. ^ a b c Allmusic: Marvin "Hannibal" Peterson – Biography
  2. ^ "Hannibal Lokumbe – USA Cummings Fellow". United States Artists. 2009. Archived from the original on April 9, 2015. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  3. ^ Cobb, May (August 15, 2010). "Dorthaan Kirk: Happy 75th, Rahsaan". JazzTimes. Archived from the original on August 23, 2014. Retrieved August 16, 2010.

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