Kuumbwa Presented Concerts
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Scott Hamilton/Harry Allen Quintet feat. Rossano Sportiello
Thursday, February 20, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM
“… swinging, inventive, hot tenor sax….” — DownBeat
Scott Hamilton takes his inspiration from the pre-Coltrane era saxophone greats: Ben Webster, Zoot Sims, and Don Byas. His dedication to the swing era sound finds an equal partner in fellow tenor saxophonist Harry Allen. Hamilton was a lone maverick in the late ’70s, evoking the swing tradition at a time when the electric fusion of jazz and funk was in vogue. Swimming against the tide, a persistent Hamilton carved out a niche for himself, foreshadowing the arrival of the “Young Lions” retro-movement yet to come in the early ’80s. His current quintet with Harry Allen and award-winning jazz pianist Rossano Sportiello provide the beautiful backdrop to Hamilton’s music.