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Jazz musician Andy Hamilton had a "zest for music"

Musician Ronnie Palmer from the Note Benders said that what made Andy Hamilton stand out was the fact that he achieved international fame when he was in his seventies - when most people would normally be winding down their careers.

He said that even at that age, Andy still had a zest for music and his playing was good, he was inspirational.

Concert in memory of Birmingham jazz musician Andy Hamilton

Andy Hamilton
Concert at Symphony Hall for Andy Hamilton Credit: ITV Central

A free concert was held to celebrate the life of Andy Hamilton at Symphony Hall. The jazz musician moved to Birmingham in 1949 from Jamaica and was a regular performer at the venue.

The event was compered by Dr Carl Chinn and featured tributes from a number of Birmingham's most notable figures.

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