***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER***
The University of Wyoming Department of Music and UW Presents are partnering to showcase the Jeff Hamilton Trio Thursday, March 14, in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.
The trio is among the UW Jazz Festival’s guest artists and clinicians March 14-15. Hamilton, a renowned jazz drummer, and his bandmates will perform March 14 for the jazz festival and the public.
“The Jeff Hamilton Trio was selected as this year’s UW Jazz Festival headliner due to Hamilton’s reputation as a band co-leader in the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, as well as Hamilton’s extensive career in the industry,” says Philip Moline, UW Presents director.
The trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. on the first day of the festival. Tickets cost $15 for the public; $12 for senior citizens and UW faculty and staff; and $10 for students. Tickets are available at the Performing Arts box office and the Wyoming Union information desk, by calling (307) 766-6666 or going online at www.uwyo.edu/finearts.
The Jeff Hamilton Trio has released eight albums since 1994. The trio’s first album, “It’s Hamilton Time,” reached No. 5 on the Gavin national jazz radio chart. The trio’s second album, “Jeff Hamilton Trio — LIVE!” was nominated for best jazz recording in Germany in 1997.
Originality is what Hamilton, a versatile drummer, brings to the groups he performs with and is one of the reasons why he is constantly in demand. He has received rave reviews for his dynamic drumming performances.
“The trio comprises the rhythm section of the orchestra and is a great way to feature such a renowned artist for the students attending the festival, as well as for the university and Laramie communities,” Moline says.
For more information about the jazz festival, visit www.uwyo.edu/faoutreach/jazzfest/.
For more information about the Jeff Hamilton Trio, visit hamiltonjazz.com/.