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Hamilton Price

Hamilton Price began playing Tuba at age 14 in his hometown of Jonesboro, Arkansas. At 17, he switched his focus to the upright bass. He received his Bachelors degree in Classical Double Bass Performance from the University of Texas at Austin. Hamilton studied improvised music with bassist John Fremgen and pianist Jeff Hellmer, and studied Classical Double Bass with David Neubert. He played in Gerry Gibbs’ Thrasher Band for five years, which led him to Los Angeles where he lives today. Hamilton has been a consistent member of Billy Childs’ Chamber Jazz Ensemble and the Eric Reed Trio since moving to the west coast.


Billy Childs, Geoffrey Keezer, Eric Reed, Kenny Werner, Joanne Brackeen, Tamir Hendelman, Tigran Hamasyan, Otmaro Ruiz, Patrice Rushen, Dewey Redman, Dave Liebman, Steve Wilson, Bob Sheppard, John Abercrombie, Gary Bartz, Sam Rivers, Ravi Coltrane, James Moody, Walter Smith III, Tom Scott, Hubert Laws, Terry Gibbs, Kevin Mahogany, Roberta Gambarini, Jon Hendricks, Anthony Wilson, Chico Pinheiro, Larry Koonse, Peter Sprague, Mike Stern, Larry Coryell, Tom Harrell, Randy Brecker, Gilbert Castellanos, Steve Turre, Brian Blade, Willie Jones III, Terreon Gully, Antonio Sanchez, Marvin “Smitty” Smith, Mark Ferber, Clarence Penn, Vinnie Colaiuta, Francisco Mela, Peter Erskine, T.S. Monk, Lewis Nash, Gary Novak


Hamilton teaches privately, and has coached combos at both LACHSA (Los Angeles County High School for the Performing Arts) and Harvard-Westlake Middle School.


Vahagni “Solitude” -self-release 2011

Geoffrey Keezer/Peter Sprague “Mill Creek Road” -SBE Records 2011

Mary Stallings “Dream” -High Note Records 2010

Denise Donatelli “When Lights are Low” -Savant Records 2010 -(Grammy Nominated)

Josh Nelson “I Hear a Rhapsody” -self-release 2009

Denise Donatelli “What Lies Within” -Savant Records 2008

Terry Gibbs “Finding the Groove” -Jazzed Media 2007

Com Voce “Candeias” -Nocturne 2007

Gerry Gibbs “Faces Unkown” -Sms Jazz 2006

Gerry Gibbs Big Band “Live at Luna” -Whaling City Sound 2006

Elias Haslanger “Dream Story” -self-release 2006

Jake Owen “One Small Renaissance” -Vato Loco Music 2005

Valeri Grohovski “Double Bach” -self-release 2004

Edward Hobizal “Anamnesis” -self-release 2003