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Ross Hammond

Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: August 19, 1977    

Ross Hammond

Sacramento guitarist Ross Hammond has been playing music on large stages and in small corners on the West Coast and beyond for the past decade.

He has received the Sacramento News and Review music award for Best Area Jazz Musician in 2008, 2009 and 1999 (with Chili Palmer Project) and received a Critic’s Choice award for Special Achievement in 2007.

Hammond currently hosts “Nebraska Mondays,” a weekly improvised music series at Luna’s Cafe in Sacramento. To check out the series go to www.nebraskamondays.blogspot.com.

He programs the annual “In The Flow Festival” in Sacramento which he founded with Byron Blackburn in 2008. For information go to www.intheflowsacramento.com....
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Awards

2009 Best Area Jazz Artist by Sacramento News and Review 2008 Best Area Jazz Artist by Sacramento News and Review 2007 Critic's Choice Award for Special Achievement by Sacramento News and Review
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    Humanity Suite

    Prescott Recordings
    2014
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    Adored

    Prescott Recordings
    2012
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    Teakayo Mission

    Prescott Recordings
    2007

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Humanity Suite

Prescott Recordings (2014)

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”Ross Hammond is a man who can probably express himself with a guitar better than most of us can with the English language...” -Sacramento News and Review, 2009

“Sacramento based guitarist Ross Hammond's Teakayo Mission is one of those rare, indie sessions that creatively succeeds where so many others fall by the wayside. Leading a potent group that listens as effectively as it plays...Hammond merges rock, jazz and free improvisation into a cohesive collection beyond category....Flying under the radar of the mainstream, Teakayo Mission straddles the border- lines of multiple genres, occupying a creative no-man's-land of the future....” -Troy Collins, All About Jazz

“Blending '70s-era fusion styles with Latin and Indian influences Teakayo is a free-jazz outfit featuring percussionists Joaquin McPeek and Scott Amendola, bassist Lisa Mezzacappa and saxophonist David Boyce...

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Primary Instrument:Guitar

Location:Sacramento, CA

Willing to teach:Beginners

Credentials/Background:

Been teaching theory and guitar privately and scholastically for 14 years. Available at certain times weekdays. Private lessons are $50 per hour, or $30 per half hour.

Clinic/Workshop Information:

Improvisation clinics have been taught in Sacramento and Davis, CA. The goal of the workshop is to get out of one's comfort zone and focus on communicating with other musicians.
1950s Silvertone archtop (a gift from the late Erik Kleven), Vintage Roots hollowbody Jazzmaster, G&L ASAT, 1930s Fischer Acoustic Archtop, 1950s Magnatone Lap Steel, Fender Musicmaster Amp, ZT Lunchbox Megabrute, Epiphone Valver Jr., Tascam 38 Reel to Reel, TEAC 2 Track Reel to Reel, and a list of various loopers, delays, fuzz boxes and effects that keeps changing...
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