Guitarist Page Hamilton will join Ashland based jazz guitarist Ed Dunsavage for an evening of eclectic jazz guitar duets.
Page Hamilton is based in L.A. and is a guitarist, singer, songwriter and record producer, mostly noted for his work with alternative metal band Helmet. Most of his work has been in the hard rock and alternative metal styles, though he trained in jazz guitar and has substantial connections with avant-garde music and film soundtrack composition.
Originally from Medford, Oregon, Hamilton studied guitar at the University of Oregon before moving to New York to study jazz guitar at the Manhattan School of Music.
While still active with Helmet, Hamilton embarked on a career composing and performing music for film, working on movies including Heat, Titus, In Dreams, Catwoman, and Chicago Cab. Helmet also contributed to a number of movie soundtracks, including The Crow, Feeling Minnesota, Johnny Mnemonic, Saw 3,Underworld, and appearing in The Jerky Boys (performing a cover of the Black Sabbath song, “Symptom of the Universe”). Hamilton has also worked as a record producer, most notably producing the album Distort Yourself by Bush singer Gavin Rossdale’s band Institute. He has also produced albums for the bands Bullets and Octane (In the Mouth of the Young), Classic Case (Losing at Life) and Totimoshi.
During Helmet’s hiatus, Hamilton performed as lead guitarist for David Bowie’s band on the singer’s Hours tour. He has collaborated with German avant-garde guitarist Caspar Brötzmann on the live improvisational album Zulutime and performed on a number of other artists’ works, including trumpeter Ben Neill’sGoldbug, alt-country songwriter Joe Henry’s Trampoline, Irish rock band Therapy’s Troublegum and British post-punk group Wire’s Object 47. As a jazz musician, he has performed with his own groups, the Page Hamilton Quintet and the Jazz Wannabes, and with fellow guitarist and mentor John Stowell. He has also produced a guitar instruction DVD, Sonic Shapes: Expanding Rock Guitar Vocabulary, published by Hal Leonard Corporation.
Page will be one of the featured instructors at this summers Britt Music Festival Guitar Workshop.