Chico Hamilton, Jazz Drummer And Composer, Dies At 92

Congo Square to host Jazz Fest 2013

Congo Square to host Jazz Fest 2013

Looking for things to do? Select one or more criteria to search Kid-friendly Get ideas Beginning in the 1940s, Mr. Hamilton brought a subtle, understated approach to jazz drumming that remained his signature style for seven decades. After working with singers Billy Eckstine and Lena Horne , Mr. Hamilton was the drummer in the celebrated pianoless quartet led by baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan and trumpeter Chet Baker that helped define the West Coast cool jazz sound of the early 1950s. In 1955, Mr.
For more information, visit

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2003 file photo, Diane Disney Miller poses for photographers as she arrives for a grand opening concert gala at the new Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Disney Miller, the daughter of Walt Disney and one of his inspirations for building the Disneyland theme park, has died at her home in Napa, California. She was 79. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Congo Square which has been hosting the Jazz Fest since 2004 is all set to bring internationally acclaimed artists to the city on Nov 29, Nov 30 and Dec 1 at the Dalhousie Institute. In collaboration with numerous art councils, consulates, art agencies and jazz organizations operating across the world, Congo Square will create an intimate yet expansive setting in which music lovers are able to interact with authentic, soul-striking music in the midst of kindred souls and tonal and technical virtuosos. The 3 days Kolkata Jazz Fest will witness music by leading musicians from the USA, Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Mexico, Australia, India, officials noted. Congo Square said that the most exciting part of this Jazz Fest will not only be centered round the celebrated figures of Jazz Culture with the likes of 2 time Grammy Nominee Cuban American drummer Dafnis Prieto, the bass legend Kai Eckhardt, noted double bass player and composer Carlos Bica, the top Dutch saxophonist Yuri Honing, the Czech superstar Milan Svoboda or the living legends like Prasanna and George Brooks; but also about rock musicians like Chandra of Fossils and Gabu of Lakkhichhara don a different hat altogether. Satyajit Roy Chaudhury, President, Congo Square said, “Jazz is meaning alongwith rhythm.
For more information, visit


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s