El Paso, TX
Mike graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston MA. on a four-year scholarship, while there he received the Outstanding Achievement Award in Instrumental Performance as well as other awards. Mike was asked to join the faculty at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in 2002 and has written a music book for the College distributed by Hal Leonard publishing as well as authoring a writing and production course for Berklee's successful on-line school.
In addition to the saxophone, Hamilton composes, produces, plays keyboards, and bass. He has produced recordings for Interscope, and BGP Records. His recordings include Heart and Soul with the Winans, Thus Spoke Z with CTI, and his solo albums "Natural Attraction", "Here Together", "God's Will", "Moving" and the new single "Passport to Joy". Hamilton's music has been described as "a skillful combination of rhythm & blues, pop, funk and contemporary jazz..." by Kenneth Yarbrough of Boston's WUMB-FM radio.
Hamilton was a member of the house band for the Viacom network late night show "Live from LA" where he was featured for his album "Natural Attraction". He has also been interviewed on "BET", "Boston Mosaic", "Jazz Scene" and KSCE-TV.
Hamilton has appeared and toured with recording artists such as Neyo, James Brown, Tyrese, Savage Garden, Coolio, Ronny Jordan, Jonathan Butler, and Phil Perry to name a few. He has performed at the BBC London, the NFL World Bowl IX Halftime Show, The David Letterman show, the Turn Ben Stein On show, the Today show, the Boston Globe Jazz Festival and the Santa Barbara Jazz Festival.
Music Theory, Music Performance, Audio Engineering, Composition, Ear Training, Piano, Saxophone, Songwriting, Music Recording, Pro Tools Software, Logic Pro Software, Arrangement And Composition
El Paso, TX 79934
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