Chico Hamilton, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Chico Hamilton

American musician

Date of Birth: 20-Sep-1921

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Death: 25-Nov-2013

Profession: composer, film score composer, percussionist, jazz musician

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Virgo


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About Chico Hamilton

  • Foreststorn "Chico" Hamilton, (September 20, 1921 – November 25, 2013) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader.
  • He came to prominence as sideman for Lester Young, Gerry Mulligan, Count Basie, and Lena Horne.
  • Hamilton became a bandleader, first with a quintet featuring the cello as a lead instrument, an unusual choice for a jazz band in the 1950s, and subsequently leading bands that performed cool jazz, post bop, and jazz fusion.

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