Dave Hammer is a freelance jazz guitarist, dividing his time between New Orleans and Akron Ohio. Dave has been on tour playing guitar with Leyla McCalla in the US and the EU. He has most recently joined Pokey Lafarge’s band and has plans to be touring extensively as his guitar player and backup singer.
While in New Orleans, he plays regularly with Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans, Tasche and the Psychedelic Roses, Yes, Ma'am, and The Rhythm Stompers. His past gigs include Chicago Jazz Festival, New Orleans Jazz Festival, London Jazz festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, writing and performing 2 songs for the NCIS New Orleans television show, as well as many others.
His last album “The Bear” was recorded in 2019.
You can hire Dave to play wedding ceremony music, wedding reception music, cocktail music, accompanying music, music transcription services, music notation, music arranging, music composition, music studio recording, special event music, and private guitar lessons.
When visiting New Orleans, check out the WWOZ Livewire Music Calendar to see where Dave is playing next!
Dave Hammer is a member of the American Society of Composer, Authors and Publishers.
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