Jeff Hamilton (born August 4, 1953) is an American jazz drummer, who is co-leader of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra.
Hamilton was born in Richmond, Indiana, United States, and attended Indiana University. Starting in 1975, he was a member of Monty Alexander’s Trio, then Woody Herman’s Orchestra from 1977 until 1978. He was a member of the L.A. Four, with whom he made six albums. He co-leads the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra with Jeff Clayton and John Clayton. He also leads his own trio, with Jon Hamar on bass and Tamir Hendelman on piano.
Hamilton has worked with Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, the Count Basie Orchestra, Oscar Peterson, and Ray Brown. He toured with Diana Krall and has played on several of her albums.
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