Born: August 29, 1986
Originally from Gaithersburg, MD, Jason Hammers grew up in Stafford, VA where began his musical journey on the alto saxophone at age 11. He then attended Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA to continue his musical education. It was during his freshman year that the tenor saxophone became his main instrument. As a member of the CNU Jazz Ensemble, he performed at the Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Festival from 2007-2009, performing with Kurt Elling, Steve Zegree, The New York Voices, Kenny Garrett, and Dave Douglas. In his senior year, Jason was a member of the CNU Jazz Combo I that was selected to perform at the 2009 North Texas Jazz Festival and earned an Outstanding Soloist Award. He had also become an established freelance musician in the greater Hampton Roads area, perfoming at many venues in Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, and Virginia Beach. Later that year, Jason graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.Mus. degree specializing in Classical and Jazz Performance....
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