The Jeff Hamilton Trio
Oct 22, 2019
One of the most highly regarded drummers on the planet, Jeff Hamilton is a dynamic bandleader and top tier jazz musician of incredible pedigree. In his twenties, he cut his teeth playing with Lionel Hampton, Monty Alexander and Woody Herman. In his thirties he performed with Ella Fitzgerald, the Count Basie Orchestra and Rosemary Clooney, and has since toured with Oscar Peterson and the Ray Brown trio and served as co-director of the Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, and toured the world many times leading The Jeff Hamilton Trio.
In addition to his iconic recordings with Ray Brown, Jeff is featured on nearly 200 recordings with artists such as Natalie Cole, Diana Krall, Milt Jackson, Rosemary Clooney, Barbara Streisand, Mel Torme, John Pizzarelli, Benny Carter, Lalo Schifrin, George Shearing, Dr. John, Clark Terry, Gene Harris, Toshiko Akioshi, Scott Hamilton, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Keely Smith, Bill Holman, Herb Ellis, Barney Kessel and Mark Murphy. Jeff is a frequent guest of the WDR Big Band in Cologne, Germany. He also appeared in Natalie Cole’s Great Performances PBS special and Unforgettable and an Oscar Peterson documentary, Life In The Key Of Oscar.
The newest iteration of this trio features pianist Tamir Hendelman and bassist Jon Hamar. The ensemble is considered to be one of the finest small groups in jazz, this trio sets the bar for what a versatile swingin’ trio can offer to its audiences, with creative arrangements of standards and original compositions.