Studio G will be the headlining band playing on Saturday afternoon at The Frink Park Pavilion. Brothers Tyronn and Hinkey Hamilton played in a 3-piece jazz ensemble during last year’s jazz fest at the Channelside, and they return this year with their whole band to perform on the main stage. Their funky jazz renditions of R&B classics will have you on your feet, trying to find new words to describe musical genius.
Studio G’s drummer is none other than Aaron Smith who, at the age of 20, played drums on The Temptations’ megahit “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” (which was a #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and won three Grammy Awards in 1973), and recorded with Ray Charles as well. Smith has recorded, performed and toured with dozens of other artists over the years, including Jimmy Abegg, Michael W. Smith, Margaret Becker, Vector, dc Talk, Rick Elias, Mitch McVicker, Riki Michele, Cindy Morgan, Sixpence None the Richer, Engelbert Humperdinck, Charlie Peacock, Romeo Void and Steve Scott. An autographed pair of Smith’s drumsticks can be found in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Studio G and the rest of Saturday’s lineup at the Pavilion will bring a new level of musicianship to the Jazz Fest for all to enjoy!