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Jon Hamar

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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Primary Instrument

Bass, acoustic

Location

Kirkland, WA

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced students

Credentials/Background

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

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Albums

Hymn
Hymn
Origin Records
2013
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Hymn
Hymn
Origin Records
2012
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