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Jazz Artist Visits Mid-Michigan

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Published: Feb 26, 2014

Jeff Hamilton Visits Mid-Michigan to Entertain and Educate

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MSUFCU is proud to welcome visiting artist, drummer, Jeff Hamilton, to Mid-Michigan, as part of the MSU Federal Credit Union Jazz Artist in Residence Endowment. Hamilton will perform for the public and community while he is in residence as part of the partnership with the MSU College of Music, which invests in the college’s curriculum and the community.


A legend in his own, Jeff Hamilton grew up listening to his parents’ big band records and began playing drums at the age of eight. Among his many achievements, Hamilton has worked with artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, the Count Basie Orchestra, Natalie Cole, Diana Krall, Barbra Streisand, George Shearing, and many others. Today, Hamilton tours, teaches, and composes with his own trio, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, and artist, Diana Krall.

During his residence, Hamilton will also teach College of Music students, and spend time in the classroom with high school jazz musicians, and elementary students across Michigan to influence and provide educational experiences for young musicians. He will also perform for the public with Jazz Orchestra I, MSU’s premiere student jazz ensemble, at MSU’s Auditorium on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. for the Jazz Spectacular Concert. You may purchase tickets to this show on the MSU college of Music Website.


To learn more about the MSU Federal Credit Union Jazz Artist in Residence Endowment, and this new residency program, click here.


Stay tuned for a chance to enter to attend our next Blue Mondays concert featuring Jeff Hamilton!