Jeff Hamilton

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Drumming’s Biggest Names To Play LIVE Tribute to Their Big Band Heroes

Seven All-Star Drummers Including Peter Erskine, Dennis Chambers, Russ Miller and Steve Smith will Perform October 20 and 21 HITKOR ( today announced its first-ever charity event which will take place over two days in mid-October. “A Salute to the…

Modern Drummer
Oct 13, 2022

Episode 80: John DeChristopher Live From My Drum Room With Jeff Hamilton

John’s guest is the legendary Jeff Hamilton! In this episode Jeff talks about his early drumming influences, attending Indiana University and studying with the great John Von Ohlen, joining Woody Herman’s band in 1977 at age 23, and being invited…

Modern Drummer
Jul 21, 2022

Sabian Announces Crescent Clinic Tour

The Crescent Clinic Tour will take place at Sabian Hand Select Cymbal Boutiques, which are the exclusive dealers of Sabian’s new Crescent line. The tour sees Crescent stalwarts Jeff Hamilton and Stanton Moore set off separately across America to present…

Modern Drummer
Jul 21, 2016

Time Check - A Buddy Rich Alumni Reunion     Festival Details Big Bands and Small Groups featuring Buddy Rich Alumni All Star Alumni Bands performing the original Buddy Rich arrangements A gathering of some of the world’s greatest drummers  Bonus concert for early registrants (very limited…

Modern Drummer
May 13, 2016

Jeff Hamilton: Swinging Support

Jeff Hamilton By John Clayton by Jeff Potter   It’s purely coincidental that drum master Jeff Hamilton and tenor sax star Scott Hamilton share the same last name. But the eventual teaming of their swinging sympatico seemed destined. As early…

Modern Drummer
Jan 29, 2016

Stanton Moore, Jeff Hamilton, and Partners Launch Crescent Cymbal Company

Stanton Moore has announced the launch of a new cymbal company, Crescent. According to a recent Facebook post by the drummer, for some time he’s been a partner with Michael Vosbein, Jeff Hamilton, and Bill Norman in a company called…

Modern Drummer
Jul 2, 2012

Feb Web Update News

Vinnie Colaiuta, Jeff Hamilton, and Karriem Riggins are on Paul McCartney’s latest, Kisses on the Bottom. Riggins performed with the former Beatle at the Grammys, as did McCartney regular Abe Laboriel. For more, visit Speaking of the Grammys, Low…

Modern Drummer
Feb 22, 2012

February 2012 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Jeff Hamilton!

Jeff Hamilton Featuring Setting Sights Taku Hirano  Karl Brazil Get Good: Drum Clinics Influences: Charlie Benante Update Journeyman Stephen Chopek Zappa Vaultmeister's Joe Travers The Joy Formidable's Matt Thomas Woodshed Daniel Lanois/Brian Blade's Steven Nistor: Striped Light Studio Taking Care of Business:…

Modern Drummer
Jan 3, 2012

David Ashkenazy

My name is David Ashkenazy. I’m a drummer and professional musician, originally hailing from Southern California, and now successfully transplanted and living in Brooklyn NY. The big city life and cold winters certainly took a little getting used to, but…

Modern Drummer
Oct 6, 2009

Jeff Hamilton: Swinging to Success

by Robyn Flans Few jazz drummers have had careers as rewarding and successful as Jeff Hamilton’s. And with several new releases and projects in the works–and an MD Readers Poll win–2006 may be one of his finest years yet. The…

Modern Drummer
Oct 15, 2006