Mark Hamilton

Director of Wellesley BlueJazz Combos and Music Performance Faculty in Trombone, Jazz Trombone, and Low Brass

Department

Mark Hamilton has been trombonist of the Klezmer Conservatory Band since 1985. Playing Yiddish music has been very good to Mark as he’s toured throughout Europe, Australia, and North America and made multiple audio and video recordings with the band. He has performed in the PBS special ​In the Fiddler’s House and on ​The Late Show with David Letterman ​with violinist Itzhak Perlman and was heard on Minnesota Public Radio’s ​A Prairie Home Companion ​with Garrison Keillor. He is the former Instrumental Music Director at Applewild School in Fitchburg, Massachusetts where his bands consistently won top honors at the International Association of Jazz Educator's festivals.​ Both an arranger and composer, he self publishes klezmer and jazz music for young concert bands and other ensembles. He performs Latin, jazz and pop locally on trombone, electric bass, keyboard, percussion and steel drum with the Mark Greel Band. ​A proud graduate of the New England Conservatory and the University of Delaware, he is also a founding member of the Boston area ensembles Brass Planet and ¡Klezperanto!

Education

  • B.M., University of Delaware
  • M.Mus., New England Conservatory of Music