Also flying in, from his home in Italy, for his debut in the EFG London Jazz Festival comes Scott Hamilton, one of the all time great American saxophone players with his established trio of UK musicians to play compelling swinging jazz standards and original compositons.
Scott Hamilton, born in Rhode Island, moved to New York in 1976, getting to work with Roy Eldridge, Anita O’Day, Hank Jones, Illinois Jacquet, Vic Dickenson and Jo Jones.
Scott’s first recording date followed. He joined the Benny Goodman orchestra, continuing to work with Goodman until the early 1980s.
In 1977 he formed and recorded with his own quartet and along the way made albums with Tony Bennett, Ruby Braff, John Bunch, Rosemary Clooney, Woody Herman, Dave McKenna, Gerry Mulligan, Buddy Tate & Concord All Stars.
More than fifty albums later he is still recording having made many under his own leadership, several with his regular Britsh quartet appearing with him tonight - John Pearce - piano, Dave Green - double bass and Steve Brown - drums.
“Following a Scott Hamilton solo is like listening to a great conversationalist in full flow. First comes the voice, the inimitable, assured sound of his tenor saxophone, then the informal style and finally the amazing fluency and eloquent command of the jazz language.”– Dave Gelly
Performance starts at 7pm
Tickets: £30, £25 & £20
The EFG London Jazz Festival celebrates 25 years in 2017 and The Other Palace are happy to be hosting a great line up as part of the celebrations. JBGB Events have as in previous years’ put together a brilliant programme of concerts for the Studio from award-winners, all-time great UK musicians to acts from the US and Europe making their EFG London Jazz Festival debuts.
Alongside these acts we are welcoming BBC Young Jazz Musicians of the year who will be performing alongside established musicians.
We hope you can join us for this brilliant line up celebrating the very best of Jazz.