Dave Hammer has been playing music in Akron for 20 years as a guitar player and vocalist. Studied Jazz at the university of Akron and has recorded several albums and played with many different Funk, blues and jazz bands in the area. For the past 3 years he's been studying and playing traditional American music in New Orleans.
He has been touring with different New Orleans bands since then such as Doreen Ketchens the tradional jazz clarinet playing international street performing legend. As Well as Yes Ma'am a raucous country bluesstreet band featuring him playing Slide on a steel body resonator guitar. And also The Jon Hatchett band, a local classic honkey tonk/western swing/rockabilly band featuring Dave playing electric telecaster.
Dave Hammer will be joined by The U of A jazz coordinator Jack Schantz. Dave since graduating from Akron under the guidance of Jack has moved to New Orleans to further his jazz education. On this night they will perform traditional New Orleans songs as well as Spirituals and some original pieces.
Jack Schantz Associate Professor, Coordinator of Jazz Studies National/International Tours Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (US, Japan) Glenn Miller Orchestra (US, Japan) Artie Shaw Orchestra (US) Woody Herman Orchestra (US) Jack Schantz Quartet (Germany) Artistic Director, Cleveland Jazz Orchestra 1993-2009 Guest artists (sample) Billy Byers Bob Brookmeyer Tom Harrell Slide Hampton Clark Terry Joe Lovano Bill Holman Clare Fischer Leader/Founder, Jazz Unit Pit Orchestra trumpet (sample) Guys and Dolls Miss Saigon City of Angels Showboat Color Purple Sound of Music Annie Get Your Gun Kiss of the Spiderwoman Back up Orchestra (sample) Tony Bennett, Sarah Vaughn Mel Torme, Johnny Mathis Nancy Wilson, Jack Jones Rosemary Clooney Cleveland Pops Orchestra 1998-2009 Blossom Festival Band 2002-2009 Blossom Festival Orchestra 2005-2009 Akron Symphony Orchestra (sub) Recordings (sample) Speechless, Jack Schantz Quartet Oscar Peterson Christmas Album Choices, Jack Schantz Jazz Unit I Love To Tell The Story, Jack Schantz Quartet Surprise of Being, Cleveland Jazz Orchestra with Joe Lovano Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, Traditions Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, Swingin' Together with Sammy Nestico Helen Welch, One Dream Nancy Wilson, Turned to Blue Barbara Knight, Night and Day Gap Mangione, Family Heirlooms Glenn Davis Quintet with Phil Woods Blossom Festival Band
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