Pitman's Freight Room hosts vocalist Phil Hamilton Saturday night

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room will host vocalist Philip Hamilton on Saturday, March 23 at 8 p.m.
Admission is $12 and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.
Hamilton is the most exciting contemporary vocalist on the international Jazz and World Music stages. He is a true original, who has performed or recorded with some of the leading musical minds of our time,
including the Pat Metheny Group, Spyro Gyra, Steely Dan's Donald Fagan, Gilberto Gil, Mike Stern and John Cage.
His ensembles, both live and in the studio, have featured some of the music world's best and brightest performers including Greg Osby, Chieli Minucci, John Medeski, Matt Garrison, Bill Evans, Ottmar Liebert and Vernon Reid.
His music is a funky layered blend of rock, jazz and blues with global grooves and sensibilities that is reminiscent of Massive Attack, Sting and Stevie Wonder.
Hamilton has brought his distinctive sound to many of the world's leading concert halls and music festivals, including New York's Lincoln Center, Indonesia's Java Jazz festival, the Montreal International Jazz Festival, Kaunas Jazz in Lithuania and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.
He has performed and recorded with many notable artists from various genres including Jazz (Mike Stern, the Pat Metheny Group, Ronny Jordan), World Music (Gilberto Gil, Ivan Lins, Sara Tavares), Rock (Donald Fagan/Steely Dan, Vernon Reid), Dance (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ballet Hispanico) Classical (John Cage, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tobias String Quartet) and the Jam Band scene (John Medeski,
Billy Martin, Medeski, Martin & Wood).
He has also been the featured vocalist for several prominent jazz fusion groups throughout his career including Spyro Gyra, Steps Ahead, Special EFX, Sixun and Full Circle.