Pianist, composer, teacher, Dennis Hamm began playing professionally at age 18 and has since worked with a diverse mix of artists. The albums Hamm appears on are a testament to his versatility. In the last three years Hamm was featured on albums as varied as MTV's Rock the Cradle winner Crosby Loggins' (son of Kenny Loggins) Indy Pop/Rock album We All Go Home, the Prog-Rock Jazz Fusion of guitarist Greg Howe's Sound Proof, in support of which Hamm toured Europe in late 2008, Katisse Buckingham's genre bending mix of hip-hop and modern jazz on Lyrical Worker, and an upcoming modern country release by American Idol finalist Amy Adams, which Hamm also produced.
Other artists he has performed or recorded with are Kenny Babyface Edmonds, John Densmore (The Doors), Kenny Loggins, Buck Owens' Buckaroos, Pete Escovedo, Will Kennedy & Jimmy Haslip (The Yellowjackets), Jojo Mayer, Ronald Bruner Jr., Ryan Leslie, Virgil Donati, Judith Hill (Michael Jackson), Tony Macalpine, Tony Royster Jr., Melvin Davis, Janek Gwizdala, Jimmy Branly, Justo Almario, Carlitos del Puerto, Sandro Albert, Cliff Almond, Monty Byrom, The Smokin' Armadillos, and his own original projects including funk/jazz group Mother Funk Conspiracy featuring L.A. saxophonist Zane Musa.
Hamm began playing the piano at age four and by high school he had developed a passion for jazz