Scott Hamilton Quartet

American tenor hero brings swing, jazz and bop at the highest level.

According to The Guardian, Scott Hamilton represents the timeless essence of jazz. The tenor saxophonist is known for his captivating style of playing, for which trumpeter Roy Eldridge was a major influence. After trying out several instruments, he picked the saxophone when he ended up in New York. He stayed with the instrument ever since and performed with jazz legends such as Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman and Woody Herman.

This concert will feature straight-ahead jazz of the highest level by a musician who has been at the international top for many years. He will be accompanied by some of the finest in Dutch jazz: Rein de Graaff on piano, Marius Beets on double bass, and Eric Ineke on drums.

‘Following a Scott Hamilton solo is like listening to a great conversationalist in full flow. First comes the voice, the inimitable, assured sound of his tenor saxophone, then the informal style and finally the amazing fluency and eloquent command of the jazz language’ (Dave Gelly).

Scott Hamilton sax, Rein de Graaff piano, Marius Beets double bass, Eric Ineke drums