Versatile drummer Jeff Hamilton, known for his originality and dynamic performances, is a sought-after musician with an impressive career. He has recorded and performed with renowned artists like Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, and the Clayton Brothers. Jeff’s recordings, including “It’s Hamilton Time” and “Hamilton House-Live at Steamers,” have garnered acclaim, and his drumming prowess has been praised by critics. Born in Richmond, Indiana, he was influenced by jazz legends like Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich. Jeff’s journey includes stints with iconic bands like Woody Herman’s Thundering Herd and the L.A.4. He’s been a pivotal part of the jazz scene for decades, leaving an indelible mark with his exceptional talent. Currently, Jeff continues to tour with his own Trio, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, and Diana Krall, contributing his rhythmic magic to numerous recordings and live performances.