From the Blog

  • Crescent Cymbals Sold To Sabian Cymbals

    Co-owner of Crescent Cymbals, Jeff Hamilton, is excited about the sale of Crescent to Sabian Cymbals.  In 2015, Jeff spent two separate weeks in Meductic, Canada to assist Andy Zildjian, Mark Love and the entire Sabian staff while perfecting his “Hammertone Series”.  He is currently playing these new prototypes and is[…]

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  • Jeff Featured In Downbeat Magazine!

    Drum School Woodshed  |  BY JEFFREY LIEN IN THE WORLD OF JAZZ DRUMMING, very few can match the virtuosic qualities of Jeff Hamilton. A highly melodic and musical drummer, Hamilton has forged a successful career spanning over 40 years as a leader and sideman. Equally comfortable in big band and small group settings, Hamilton’s touch and dynamic sensitivity[…]

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  • Jeff Appearing at The Kennedy Center!

    2015 Kennedy Center Spring Gala: It Don’t Mean a Thing… A Celebration of Swing Sunday, May 03, 2015, 8:00 PM The 2015 Spring Gala pays tribute to the swing era of the 1930s and 40s with an all-star cast including Audra McDonald, Megan Hilty, Terence Blanchard, Paquito D’Rivera, The Puppini[…]

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  • Sail With Jeff On A Sea Of Jazz!

    The Jazz Cruise 2016 line-up has just been announced! Jeff will be joining an unrivaled blend of heritage performers, current stars and up-and-comers headline The Jazz Cruise year after year, and the lineup for our Crystal Anniversary Sailing may just take the cake. Spanning the full breadth of instrumentalists, vocal[…]

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  • Jeff At The GRAMMYs!

    The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra is nominated in the BEST LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE ALBUM category for The L.A. Treasures Project!! Tune in to CBS on Sunday, February 8 at 8pm to watch the show. Or you can stream it live on the GRAMMY website. Keep an eye out for Jeff in the audience!

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  • Newport Beach Jazz Party

    Jeff is performing at the Newport Beach Jazz Party again this year! Jeff takes the stage with Ken Peplowski, Scott Hamilton, Larry Fuller, John Clayton, Houston Person, Tamir Hendelman and Katie Thiroux in the Grand Pacific Ballroom.

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  • Review: Great American Songs: Through The Years

    Jeff Hamilton Trio, Great American Songs: Through the Years, Capri Records ***1/2 The ex-Monty Alexander drummer here with his long-running trio featuring Petersonite pianist Tamir Hendelman and Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra bassist Christoph Luty the pivot whose lovely arco intro enlivens ‘The More I See You.’ Recorded in a North Hollywood[…]

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