Jon Hamar

Born: June 25, 1975    Primary Instrument: Bass, acoustic

Jon Hamar is a versatile artist who’s ability to find a tasteful, unique voice in any musical situation has made him a staple in the Northwest music scene. Hamar’s friendly nature, sense of humor and work ethic has kept him busy as a freelance bassist in multiple genres, composer and educator.

I 2003 Jon released a “mostly” solo bass cd on Pony Boy Records featuring his own compositions as well as arrangements of songs that he grew up listening to. “I looked back to those songs that upon hearing for the first time I could not stop singing in my head.” This resulted in an “amazing selection of solo upright works that captivate the imagination and free the mind. Playing melody along with supporting lines, Hamar invokes the essence of jazz, pop and Celtic moods. Joined by drums and sax on a few cuts, Hamar leads the way from the bottom (Pony Boy Review)....
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2003 Basso Profundo - Pony Boy Records 2007 Hereafter -

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Primary Instrument:
Bass, acoustic

Kirkland, WA

Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students

Central Washinton University - adjunct faculty Northwest University - Adjunct Faculty Musicworks Northwest - String Bass Faculty

Shertler stat-B pick-up, monster cables, Acoustic Image bass amplifier, Acme Bass cabinet, bows by R. Hudson - R. Dow - G. Lucchi

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