Australian saxophonist Lachy Hamilton began his musical career at the age of four, taking up piano, flute, clarinet and later, the saxophone. Having honed his musical craft in various artistic scenes around the world, Hamilton now resides in Sydney, Australia.
Hamilton completed his Bachelor of Music (Hon.) from the James Morrison Academy of Music (university of South Australia) in 2017 where he studied closely with Jeff Clayton, Mat Jodrell, Carl Mackey, Angela Davis, James Morrison, and was the sole recipient of the 2016 Excellence in Performance Award. Hamilton was a finalist in the 2014 and 2015 James Morrison Scholarship, and was selected for the 2015 Telluride All Stars program, studying under Bob Montgomery, Josh Quinlan and Ernie Watts.
Lachy established himself as a strong voice in the new wave of Australian improvisers and composers, releasing his debut album 'Alchemy' in 2019 to critical acclaim. His latest project, a collaboration with contemporary Harry Sutherland (piano), sees the release of their album “JAHL HESHI”, accompanied by Jacques Emery (bass) and Alexander Inman- Hislop (drums). “JAHL HESHI represents all that is cutting edge in Australian contemporary Jazz today” - Barry O’Sullivan.
"...an exemplary musician with attributes and musical wisdom beyond his years." - Jeff Clayton (Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra, Stevie Wonder)
"Lachy has that rare ability to be able to fit into any musical situation perfectly, whilst still sounding unique." - Mat Jodrell (Australian Trumpet Legend)