Tom Hamilton checks in with AeroForceOne, Mix 104.1 and KISS 108 FM to talk about his upcoming performance in "Banned in Boston" to benefit Urban Improv this Friday, April 1, 2011 at the House of Blues Boston.
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Aspiring superstars who attend the Dorchester Boys and Girls Club’s Music Clubhouse had a special treat Tuesday evening: a jam session with Grammy winners Tom Hamilton, bassist for Aerosmith, and Berklee alumnus, drummer and producer, Swiss Chris.
The visit was part of the Music and Youth Initiative, which aims to fund after-school music enrichment programs. The initiative opened all of the citywide Music Clubhouses – including the one on Dorchester Avenue, in partnership with the Dorchester Boys and Girls Club. The Club also collaborated with Berklee School of Music’s community service group, Movement@Berklee.
The clinic and jam session, called “Backbone of the Band: The Rhythm Section,” started at 5 p.m. and was attended by about 50 citywide Clubhouse members. During the three-hour session, Hamilton gave a 45-minute workshop, and Swiss Chris performed a glow-in-the-dark lightstix show, followed with a musical performance by the duo and a meet-and-greet.