Dick Hamilton is a pianist, trumpeter, flautist, arranger and bandleader currently based in his home town of Sarasota, FL.
1956 graduated Sarasota High; 1957 one semester, Florida State U., then Ralph Flanagan Band; 1958 9 months touring Europe with Don Penn Quintet; 1959 played Chicago jazz clubs: Hamilton–Spaulding Quartet with James Spaulding 1960 Sarasota; again: West Coast Symphony, Players, the Colony and Explorers Clubs 1961 draft notice, off to Washington D.C.; 1962 4 years with U.S. Navy Band, composing concert music, film scores and recordings 1966 Los Angeles: began 47-year career in the recording, film and TV studios
Played/recorded with: Woody Herman, Les Brown, Louis Bellson, Henry Mancini, Bill Holman, Don Ellis, Ray Charles, Si Zentner, Red Norvo, Johnny Mann, Dave Pell Octet, Bud Shank/Chet Baker, Joe Pass, Dick Cary, Chuck Flores, Mike Barone, Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Bennett, Bing Crosby, Jose Feliciano, Jack Jones Richard and Karen Carpenter, Doris Day, Julie Andrews Show, Hollywood Palace, Bob Hope Show, Joey Bishop Show, John Gary Show, Merv Griffin, Mike Douglas
Composed, arranged, wrote lyrics for, engineered and produced TV and radio commercials, network and station ID and promo packages, scores for films, TV series and specials.
2013 Said goodbyes, moved back home to play only what/when I want.
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