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Tardo Hammer

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Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: 1958    

Tardo Hammer

Born in Queens, New York in 1958, Tardo Hammer began playing piano at age 5, and after dabbling with clarinet and guitar, returned to piano at age 13. By his mid teenage years he was listening heavily to jazz recordings of Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and others and teaching himself to play that music on the piano and with other young musicians

Hammer's first professional appearance was on New Year's Eve, 1973, when he and five other fifteen year olds entertained the revelers with renditions of Ornithology, Four, Round Midnight, Scrapple From the Apple, Buzzy and So What. They were fired shortly before midnight....
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  • Look Stop & Listen: The Music of Tadd Dameron

    Sharp Nine Records
    2008
  • Look Stop & Listen

    Sharp Nine Records
    2007
  • Tardo Hammer: Tardo's Tempo


    2004

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