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Ahead of his quintet playing The Whale on October 20th, Dr Linley Hamilton reveals where all that jazz comes from…
Hailing from Van Morrison territory, Dr Linley Hamilton has been blowing his trumpet in the name of goodtime jazz for over two decades now.
When he’s not busy giving lectures, that is, or classing up the airwaves on Radio Ulster.
A Doctor of Music and Lecturer of Music at Ulster University Magee, Linley is, inevitably, a jazz man. And a damn fine one at that. As his latest album, For The Record, proves. https://www.linleyhamilton.com/projects/for-the-record
Bringing his quintet to Greystones for the first time, you can check out Dr Linley Hamilton at The Whale on Thursday, October 20th. In the meantime, we asked the man himself just how he got so lost in music…
I fell in love with jazz in the true sense back in my early twenties, through the Irish Youth Jazz Orchestra – which was conducted by Bobby Lamb, a master educator and motivator.
Just hanging with the musicians opened so many doors not just to gigs but to what to listen to. Freddie Hubbard and Clifford Brown at the time. Still my heroes…
You can catch the Dr Linley Hamilton Quintet at The Whale on Thursday, October 20th. Tickets here: https://whaletheatre.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873629718/events/128398795