Hailing from the small community on Scotland Island, Sydney, Australia, Lachy Hamilton began playing the piano at the age of four. Taking up the clarinet, and then saxophone soon after, his musical journey has taken him around the world performing with the likes of James Morrison, Jeff Clayton, Wycliffe Gordon, Kate Ceberano, James Muller, Sarah McKenzie, Patti Austin, The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and many more. 

 

At 23, Lachy is fast becoming a well-known performer of the Australian Jazz scene. Having completed is Bachelor of Music (Honours) at the James Morrison Academy of Music in 2017, Lachy now resides in Sydney where he plays regularly with various ensembles. 

 

During his Bachelor course, Hamilton studied closely with Jeff Clayton, Mat Jodrell, Graeme Lyall, Carl Mackey, James Morrison and was the sole recipient of the 2016 Excellence in Performance Award. He was also a member of the top-tier jazz orchestra, recording the Aria-nominated album “James Morrison with his Academy Jazz Orchestra” and touring across the US in venues including Dizzy’s Coca-Cola Club (New York), the Green Mill (Chicago) and at the 2017 Jazz Educators Network Conference (New Orleans).

 

Lachy was a finalist in the James Morrison Scholarship in both 2014 and 2015. He was also selected as one of the 2015 Telluride Jazz All Stars, performing in Telluride, Colorado and working with Josh Quinlan, Bob Montgomery and Ernie Watts. In addition, Lachy is the founder of various groups including “FLIP”, “The Swing Merchants” and “Moloko”. He also regularly performs with the James Morrison Quintet and his own, self-titled trios and quartets, playing original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards. 

 

 

...an exemplary musician with attributes and musical wisdom beyond his years... - Jeff Clayton

(Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra, Clayton Brothers)

...Lachy has that rare ability to be able to fit into any musical situation perfectly, whilst still sounding unique...

- Mat Jodrell

(Miguel Zenon's Identities Ensemble, Birdland Big Band)

...the future of jazz is in good hands...

                 - James Morrison

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