Scott Hamilton

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Jazz Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": jazz saxophone smooth jazz scott hamilton mellow romantico incredibile Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

12 September 1954, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. As a child, Hamilton began playing clarinet, on which he had a few lessons, and piano. He then briefly played blues harmonica in a rock ‘n’ roll band. He took up tenor saxophone as a young teenager, teaching himself largely by listening to records in his father’s collection. These records were by jazzmen of the 30s and 40s, and Hamilton appeared on the scene as an apparent throwback to those times, recreating the tenor styling of the likes of Ben Webster. As such he was rapturously received by audiences who thought players in this style were long defunct. He worked extensively in and around New York, often teaming up with Warren Vaché, similarly regarded as an important addition to the fading jazz mainstream.

Hamilton’s success in the late 70s led to his appearing with many leading jazzmen and performing at prestigious venues and major festivals in the USA and...

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