Amanda Hamilton


Bio submitted by Amanda Hamilton

Amanda HamiltonSince 2012, Amanda Hamilton has performed with the acclaimed Buchanan High School Jazz Band, and, as a high school student, with the Fresno City College Jazz Ensemble. Amanda is also a member of the Milestones Youth Jazz Workshop.
Her experience with these groups includes performances at the 2014 Monterey Jazz Festival, opening for Freddy Cole in 2013, and playing with numerous jazz artists including Josh Nelson, Alan Ferber, Wayne Bergeron, Bob Mintzer, Russell Ferrante, Billy Hart, and Donny McCaslin.
As a freelance pianist, Amanda has accompanied a number of vocal and instrumental soloists at festivals and in audition recordings.
In summer 2014, Amanda formed her own jazz trio that performs actively throughout the Fresno. While jazz is her focus, Amanda has also enjoyed playing classical and popular music at weddings, church services and restaurants. She is a fixture at area jam sessions where she has practiced her craft in collaboration with many of the areas finest jazz musicians.
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