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'70s jazz trio to play Tuesday at S.L. Hilton

History will be made when the '70s version of the Monty Alexan der Trio makes its stop at the Salt Lake Hilton Seasons Ballroom, Tuesday, Oct. 14. The concert begins at 8 p.m.

Tickets are available for $20 at Holladay Pharmacy and the Salt Lake Hilton front desk.For the concert, which is part of the ongoing Jazz at the Hilton series, Alexander will be joined by bassist John Clayton Jr. and drummer Jeff Hamilton.

The last time the three musicians made an album together was in 1976.

Being raised in Jamaica, pianist Alexander forged his music through influences that were shining through ska, reggae and dance-hall. As he matured as a musician, Alexander found haven with Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Professor Longhair and, his main influence, Nat "King" Cole.

Hamilton, who heads his own trio, is also a member of the Ray Brown Trio and the Gene Harris orchestra, and is considered one of the best percussionists in the jazz world.

Clayton was a member of Concertgebouw Orchestra and currently lives in Los Angeles. He made a name for himself through his dynamic and funky arco (bow) playing.