Clayton – Hamilton Jazz Orchestra

The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra was formed in 1985 by Jeff Hamilton, John Clayton, and Jeff Clayton. The big band, which included a stellar lineup of Los Angeles-based musicians received a warm response from fans and reviewers. CD Review named Groove Shop (Capri) as the 1990’s best recording. It was also nominated for a Grammy Award. His dynamic drumming in Heart and Soul (Capri) received rave reviews. David Badham, Jazz Journal International’s reviewer, stated that “This is one the best modern big band issues I have ever heard… This is undoubtedly Jeff Hamilton, a highly skilled and driven drummer. ABSOLUTELY is one of the most recent releases. (1993, Lake Street Records), and EXPLOSIVE! Milt Jackson (1998 Qwest) and Shout me Out (2000 Fable/Lightyear). The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra became the in-residence group for the Hollywood Bowl Jazz Series from 1999 to 2001. You can now purchase the latest CHJO CD! It’s called CLAYTON-HAMILTON JAZZ ORCHESTRA NOW AT MCG. from

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