‘One of the warmest and most welcoming of trumpet sounds.’– All About Jazz
Linley has been a part of the Irish music scene for over twenty years and since then he has juggled a career as a trumpet player with being a BBC Jazz Broadcaster and a Lecturer in Music at Ulster University Magee.
There have been many career highlights in the past with significant performances or recordings with Paul Brady, Van Morrison, Foy Vance, Eleanor McEvoy, Jacqui Dankworth, ASIWYFA, to name a few, but he is working just as hard as ever these days and is celebrating success with his own recent albums ‘In Transition’ and ‘Taylor Made’ with his quintet which features Johnny Taylor piano, Damien Evans bass, Julien Colarossi guitar and Dominic Mullen drums.
The album is available on iTunes and Amazon and from www.lyterecords.com.
In 2018 he released ’Making other Arrangements’, in which he partnered pianist Cian Boylan in outing out a 21-piece band…full rhythm section, saxes, woodwinds, a big 11-piece string section and a guest vocal slot from Dana Masters.
The last five years has seen a concerted effort to reroute himself in Jazz, having graduated from DIT Dublin with a 1st Class Masters in Jazz Performance and the celebrated Student Academic Medal, and followed that up with a PhD in Jazz Performance at Ulster University Magee...and is now Dr Linley Hamilton!!! The Radio Show is still going strong and has moved to a Friday night at 10pm on BBC Radio Ulster…the show called…Jazzworld with Linley Hamilton.
There are weekly interviews and last year alone such guests have included Liane Carroll, Vince Mendoza, Adam Nussbaum and John Goldsby. Recordings in the past year or two have seen Linley guest on albums by Ronnie Greer, Anthony Toner, Ex Magician, Malibu Shark Attack, ASIWYFA and Dana Masters.