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Celebrating The Life & Music Of Legendary Drummer Chico Hamilton

Celebrating The Life & Music Of Legendary Drummer Chico Hamilton, Photo by Glen DiCrocco.

Monthly Concert Series Featuring Euphoria

Euphoria Presents Celebrating the Life & Music of Foreststorn “Chico” Hamilton, featuring Chico’s longstanding Euphoria ensemble with Paul Ramsey (bass), Evan Schwam (flute and reeds), Jeremy Carlstedt (drums and percussion), Mayu Saeki (flute), and Nick Demopolous (guitar).

In honor of the 92 year-old percussionist and band leader, his long-time working group Euphoria continues his legacy with a monthly concert series at DROM starting Sunday, November 17th with special featured guests to be announced.

Known for fashioning finely textured sounds with small ensembles, the program includes some new original material off of Chico’s forthcoming album (release date 2014) as well as works off of Chico’s latest vivacious albums: Revelation and Euphoric (Joyous Shout!).

Saluted by the Kennedy Center as a “Living Jazz Legend”, and appointed to the President’s Council on the Arts, this NEA jazz master is considered one of the most important living jazz artists and composers. According to Jazz Improv NY, “he sounds more creative and artistic than ever.”

WHEN:    Sunday, November 17 @ 7:15PM  and  Sunday, December 15 @ 7:15PM

WHERE:  DROM, 85 Avenue A (b/w 5th & 6th St), New York City; Train F to 2nd Avenue

TICKETS:      $15/Advance $12.

To reserve, call DROM at 212.777.1157 or visit: www.dromNYC.com.

Photo by Glen DiCrocco.

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