UK saxman to open Opera series

Tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton will open this year's Opera House jazz series here on November 23.

November 15, 2007 08:41
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US tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton will open this year's Opera House jazz series here on November 23. During his 30-plus year career of mainstream jazz endeavor, Hamilton has contributed to over 60 recordings and shared bandstand and studio dates with the likes of swing bandleader-clarinetist titan Benny Goodman, cornetist Ruby Braff and acclaimed vocalist Rosemary Clooney. Next week the UK-based Hamilton will perform in Tel Aviv with his long-standing British quartet comprised of pianist John Pearce, acoustic bass player Dave Green and drummer Steve Brown. The foursome will pay homage to some of the best known ballads from the Great American Songbook as well as works in the traditional swing style. Hamilton came to notice on the New York jazz scene in the mid-1970s as a classic tenor saxophone player in the mold of iconic reedmen such as Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins and Zoot Sims. Prior to that, he made a living playing rhythm and blues numbers in his hometown of Providence, Rhode Island before making the transition to mainstream jazz. In the 1980s, Hamilton took his craft up a grade when he broke away from the Webster-Sims mold and forged his own imprint by incorporating more modern elements in his still largely traditional playing style. • Barry Davis

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