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Jeff Hamilton Trio

The UW Jazz Festival evening concert features the Jeff Hamilton Trio, playing solo as well as  accompanied by the Wyoming Jazz Ensemble.

The Jeff Hamilton Trio is Jeff Hamilton on drums, Tamir Hendelman on piano, and Jon Hama on Bass.

Originality is what versatile drummer Jeff Hamilton brings to the groups he performs with and is one of the reasons why he is constantly in demand, whether he is recording or performing with his trio, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, and countless others.

The Trio’s recording, It’s Hamilton Time, received enormous airplay while reaching #5 on the Gavin national jazz radio chart. The trio’s second release, Jeff Hamilton Trio-LIVE! was nominated by critics for best jazz recording in Germany in 1997. The trio’s second MONS release was entitled, Hands On. Hamilton House-Live at Steamers was the trio’s 2000 release.

Since then, the Trio has released numerous highly-regarded albums: The Best Things Happen… (2004), From Studio 4, Cologne, Germany (2006), Symbiosis (2009), Red Sparkle (2012), and Great American Songs: Through The Years (2013) .

Their latest, Jeff Hamilton Trio – Live From San Pedro grabbed the top spot on NPR critic Ken Franckling’s ballot for Best New Release of 2018!

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