The Dave Parker Quartet performs form 8 - 10 pm on the first Wednesday of every month. Come join them for dinner at this "neo-soul" food restaurant. "Southern Food with a San Francisco Twist" 8 - 10 p.m. 35 Mason and Market 415-409-FARM (3276)
The Dave Parker quartet featuring Charles Hamilton on trombone, play Thursday evenings from 5 - 7 p.m., before the (also free) stand up comedy show. Come relax after work, listen to free jazz, stay for the free Comedy Hour (or longer)! You can't spend a better evening, even if you pay for it! 140 Columbus Avenue San Francisco, CA 94133 (415) 956-1653Hours: Sun-Tue, Thu Closed; Wed, Fri-Sat 7:30–11:30pm Tram: Market St & Main St
Charles Hamilton, jazz trombonist, composer, educator, Director (retired) of the Berkeley High School Jazz Program for 28 years, and Jazzschool Advisory Board Member, takes the stage with "Beyond" - a band comprised of Jazz Ensemble Alumni and other BHS affiliates. Featuring his original tunes from his current CD, Charles will be premiering new works yet to be recorded.
International award winning trombonist Charles Hamilton appears with pianist Maya Kronfeld, drummer Mike Spencer, and bassist Ravi Abcarian, for straight ahead jazz and Charles Hamilton's newest tunes.
Charles Hamilton returns to Yoshi's for a CD release party with his band, Beyond: a special collection of Berkeley High School Jazz Ensemble alumni with tonight's special guests of current members: Mike Aaberg - piano, Charles Hamilton - trombone, Josh Jones - drums, Joshi Marshall - sax, Mosheh Milon - percussion, Miles Perkins - bass, Elena Pinderhughes - flute, Mark Wright - trumpet, Leah Wollenberg - electric violin
Label: Global Recording Artists
Manager: Global Recording Artists
For twenty-eight years, Charles Hamilton was the Director of the world renown Berkeley High School Jazz Program.
During his tenure, he was the music teacher for many of the music industry's outstanding musicians, inspiring the likes of Joshua Redman, Thomas Pridgen, Justin Brown, ...See Full Bio
“...Hamilton...leads by example. "He's a killer trombone player and trumpet player," ...said trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, who graduated from Berkley High in 2000 with a full scholarship to the Manhattan School of Music, and went on to win both the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition and the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition. . "It was inspiring because you'd hear him in the back of the room on trombone shedding on some real bad shit." In 1997 Akinmusire (then a freshman) and Hamilton both got hired to play a gig in Holland with percussionist Juma Santos. The show featured a sprawling, 22-minute second-line number (now immortalized on YouTube) with West African percussion and horn solos that got all kinds of funky. Akinmusire was in thrall. "I got to see him just really, really kill it."”