The Jeff Hamilton Trio played a rollicking, spirited and swinging concert at Centrum’s 2018 Jazz Port Townsend on the last weekend of July. Playing for a near capacity audience in the 1200 seat McCurdy Pavilion at Fort Worden, the trio had listeners bouncing in their seats for most of the concert, culminating in a standing ovation for an encore.
The complete Jazz Port Townsend concert by The Jeff Hamilton Trio will air exclusively on Jazz Northwest on Sunday, August 19 at 2 PM Pacific on 88.5 KNKX and simultaneously stream at knkx.org.
Led by drummer Jeff Hamilton, a veteran performer and educator since 1980 at Jazz Port Townsend, the trio includes Tamir Hendelman on piano and Jon Hamar on bass. In addition to his own trio, Jeff Hamilton has toured and recorded with with Ray Brown, Gene Harris, the L.A.Four and many others, and co-leads the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. He has appeared on nearly 200 recordings.
After broadcast, this program and others in the series may be streamed anytime at jazznw.org. Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by host Jim Wilke for KNKX. Next week’s show (8/25) will feature rising vocal star Jazzmeia Horn with Stefon Harris and Taylor Eigsti in another performance from this year’s festival.
Jeff Hamilton, Jon Hamar, Tamir Hendelman; photo by Jim Levitt