This day in Jamaican History

This day in Jamaican History – On March 26,1918, Jamaican-born British jazz saxophonist and composer, Andy Raphael Thomas Hamilton MBE , was born in Port Maria, Jamaica. He learnt to play saxophone on a bamboo instrument. He formed his first band in 1928 with friends who played oil drums and Hamilton a bamboo sax. He was influenced by American musicians such as Duke Ellington and Count Basie and by the Kingston-based bands of Redver Cook and Roy Coburn. –

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