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Mike Hamilton was born in Fort Hood TX. to a father who was in the military, Hamilton spent much of his childhood growing up in different parts of the world, in places as far as Germany to as close as Georgia. As soon as he began studying saxophone, which his father chose for him he has never parted from making music his life. Even as early as grade school, he was consistently voted the Most Promising Music Student. He graduated from Berklee College of Music on a four-year scholarship in 1995 and quickly swept up awards such as the Outstanding Achievement Award in Instrumental Performance. In addition to the saxophone, Hamilton also produces, plays keys, bass and has been a vocalists for the multi-platinum artists Savage Garden and Coolio. He has produced recordings for Interscope, and BGP Records. His recordings include Heart and Soul with the Winans, Thus Spoke Z with CTI, and the solo albums “Natural Attraction”, “Here Together”, “God’s Will” and his latest record “Moving” released late August 2011. His music has been described as; “a skillful combination of rhythm & blues, pop, funk and contemporary jazz...” by Kenneth Yarbrough of Boston's WUMB-FM. Hamilton was a member of the house band for the Viacom network late night show “Live from LA” and has been interviewed on TV shows “Boston Mosaic”, “Jazz Scene” as well as featured interviews on the show “Live from L.A.” Hamilton has appeared and toured with multi-platinum recording artists such as Neyo, James Brown, Tyrese, Savage Garden, Coolio, Joe, Ronny Jordan, Jonathan Butler, and Phil Perry

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Primary Instrument

Saxophone

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Credentials/Background

Mike Hamilton has been teaching for Berklee College of Music for over 7 years. He was an assistant professor in the Contemporary Writing and Production dept. where he taught Midi courses using Digital audio workstations as well as teaching music theory and Hip Hop Writing and Production, a course that Hamilton created and develped at Berklee College. The course Hip Hop Writing and Production went on to become an on-line course for Berklee's on-line school authored by Mike

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Albums

Album Moving by Mike Hamilton

Moving

Self Produced
2011

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