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.
Recent projects include:
-Electropoetic Coffee, a duo with poet and vocalist NSAA.
-Lovely Builders, a guitar and drum duo with Scott Amendola
-A Quartet with Vinny Golia, Alex Cline and Steuart Liebig
-V Neck, a duo with drummer Tom Monson
He has collaborated with Erik Kleven, Phillip Greenlief, Kevin Seconds, Vinny Golia, Alex Cine, Scott Amendola, Josh Fernandez, Roscoe Mitchell, GE Stinson, Oliver Lake, Tony Passarell, David Boyce, Sameer Gupta, Rick Lotter, Daryl Shawn, Lee Bob Watson, Brian Ballentine, Wes Steed, Christian Kiefer, Darren Johnston and Devin Hoff, Kevin Corcoran, Lucio Menegon, John Hanes, Byron Blackburn, Lisa Mezzacappa and many others...
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
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
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