Steve Hamilton

Instruments: Piano

Steve, originally from Aberdeen, is one of Europe’s most creative and experienced contemporary pianists, performing a multitude of music from the improvised to pop to film and session work. Steve grew up in a musical family and won a full scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston. After he moved to London where he became one of the most in-demand pianists across the genres performing with legends such as Freddie Hubbard, Ray Charles, Joe Lovano, Martin Taylor, Gary Burton, Van Morrison, Pee Wee Ellis, Dennis Rollins and became a long standing member of legendary drummer Bill Bruford’s internationally acclaimed group Earthworks. He has played on over 40 CDs including Kurt Elling’s 2015 ‘Passion World’ album, and has been a regular member of the legendary drummer Billy Cobham’s band for many years and has recently been touring with Billy throughout Europe. He has performed with Tommy Smith’s Karma and frequently collaborates with American bassist Michael Janisch, and is an established member of the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra.

He is currently based in Sofia, Bulgaria where he also an active part of the music scene. In 2020, Steve released his debut album “Between The Lines” which was created collaboratively during lockdown and released on August 22nd 2020.



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