Duke Robillard & Scott Hamilton
July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
In 2021, blues guitarist Duke Robbilard & Tenor sax giant Scott Hamilton got together with the Duke Robillard Band for a set of classic jazz and blues that are bound to make you tap your feet entitled “Swingin’ Again”. The group features all star jazz trumpeter, Jon-Erik Kellso.
Swingin’ Again features a tight-knit group of musicians who obviously enjoy playing together. Everyone is in top form, and the guest musicians help to capture the essence of classic recordings while still sounding modern.
Robillard and Hamilton became friends when they were still youngsters growing up in Rhode Island. Since then, Robillard has made a name for himself as a premiere blues guitarist. He was a founding member of Roomful of Blues and has since established an impressive solo career with his group, The Pleasure Kings. He also spent a few years playing guitar for The Fabulous Thunderbirds. But Robillard hasn’t limited himself to blues alone, and when it comes to jazz, he can swing with the best.
Hamilton has kept the classic tenor tradition alive. Although he broke into the jazz scene in the 1970s, during the height of fusion, Hamilton was intent on maintaining the more traditional styles of players like Ben Webster, Illinois Jacquet, and Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis. As Robillard once said, “Of all the musicians I know, Scott is not just the keeper of the flame, but actually the flame itself.”