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About tjameshamilton

Northern Ireland born composer/trumpet player/educator based in Leeds. Leads James Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and is a member of Leeds based indie rock bands Hope and Social.

JHJO Singers @ 7Arts

On the afternoon of the 31st May 2015 two musical worlds are due to collide. I’m re-awaking the Jazz Orchestra from it’s endless slumber for a special one-off-never-to-be-repeated show. Me and sixteen of the very best jazz and session musicians … Continue reading

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Good things come in threes!

I know it’s been a while but I’ve been busy so don’t get on my back about it ok! Anyway I’ve got bundles of news for you. You’re gonna love it and instantly forgive me for my absence. [DISCLAIMER] If … Continue reading

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What has Jazz Yorkshire ever done for us?

The internet has been full of talk of the art councils funding cuts to Jazz Services in their recent NPO announcements. This somewhat overshadowed the celebration of the end of an organisation that suffered a similar fate. Last month marked a … Continue reading

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The idiots guide to recording a big band

Over the course of 2013 I’ll be getting the James Hamilton Jazz Orchestra together for one off day sessions to record…….stuff……some of which has been written some of which has definitely not. I’ll be blogging about the process as we … Continue reading

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