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Dennis Hamm

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. He attended Citrus College in Glendora, CA and California State University Bakersfield where he studied piano and composition under Dr. Doug Davis. He was twice a member of the best combo and twice won the top pianist award at the largest west coast college jazz festival, Pacific Coast Collegiate Jazz Festival at UC Berkley.


"Dennis is a monster. The greatest Jazz keyboardist I've ever met far and away." - Crosby Loggins, Jive/Sony Records Recording Artist

"Dennis Hamm is one of the most outstanding keyboardist I've ever had the pleasure of working with. Innovative. Melodically centered and always on point!" -Tony Shepperd, Engineer/Producer, Tonysound Studios

"It was a joy and a revelation for me to hear and play with someone so young yet so accomplished, understated, lyrical and cliche-free." - Richard Simon

"I had the pleasure to play percussion with him in Seattle at the Jazz Alley while touring with TribalJazz

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