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Chico Hamilton
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Chico Hamilton appearing at the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in Tompkins Square Park, New York City, August 26, 2007
Background information
Birth name Foreststorn Hamilton
Born (1921-09-20)September 20, 1921
Los Angeles, California, United States
Died November 25, 2013(2013-11-25) (aged 92)
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Genres Cool jazz
West Coast jazz
Progressive jazz
Hard bop
Crossover jazz
Jazz funk
Occupation(s) Drummer
Instruments Drums
Associated acts Dexter Gordon, Lionel Hampton, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Jim Hall

Chico Hamilton (Foreststorn Hamilton, September 20, 1921 – November 25, 2013) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader.

Hamilton was born Foreststorn Hamilton in Los Angeles, California on September 20, 1921. His brother was actor Bernie Hamilton. Hamilton died on November 25, 2013 in Manhattan, New York from unknown causes, aged 92.

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