Late jazz great Chico Hamilton’s Springs home demolished

November 28, 2017 03:15PM

Late jazz musician Chico Hamilton’s home in Springs was demolished this week, as East Hampton Town, which owns the property, plans to preserve the land as open space. Hamilton died four years ago at age 92, and the town bought the property from the Hamilton Family Trust for $900,000 using the Community Preservation Fund, 27 East reported. The home in the Clearwater Beach section of Springs was not a historic building, but contained memorabilia from the drummer’s long and storied career. [27East]