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Treasure Coast Jazz Society

Remembering Bill Hamlin

William "Bill" Hamlin, 71 of Vero Beach, FL passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2020.

Bill was a former President of TC Jazz Society and a very involved Board Member, 
helping to keep Jazz alive in the Vero Beach & Treasure Coast area.


Bill was a big guy with a big heart, always appreciative of what everyone else was doing, and very unselfish with his time and talents. He was a founder of the Elderly Brothers, and then later Riptide, playing keyboard and guitar.

Bill was a dear friend to many. He will be missed but his spirit and dedication will live on in the legacy he helped create for the Society

Contact Information

PO Box 1082

Vero Beach, FL 32961






Our Mission

The Treasure Coast Jazz Society was founded in 1986 by Ash Andon, Harry Buck and Chubby Jackson. We are a not-for-profit organization formed to encourage the performance, promotion and preservation of JAZZ -- this unique American art form. Jazz has been recognized by the United States Congress as a "National Treasure."

Our Objectives

  •  To foster and expand a greater awareness of this great American art form by bringing the finest national and international jazz musicians to the Treasure Coast for our concerts.
  •  To encourage young musicians who will ultimately carry the jazz tradition to future generations. To do this, the Society donates significant financial scholarship aid to talented local high school jazz musicians for continued study at the college or university level.
  • To cooperate with other jazz-oriented groups, locally and nationally, to exchange information and assistance for the appreciation, growth and perpetuation of jazz music. Among the well-known persons that have appeared at our concerts are such names as the Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Woody Herman orchestras and smaller groups featuring Ken Peplowski, Harry Allen, Rossano Sportiello, Doc Grober and Johnny Varro.