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Upcoming:

Wednesday, April 16 @ Kupro's (solo), 7pm - Sacramento
Thursday, April 17 @ Shine Cafe w/ Microdecibel, 8:30pm - Sacramento
Saturday, April 19 @ Old Soul (alley location), 10AM - Sacramento
Wednesday, April 23 @ Kupro's (solo), 7pm - Sacramento
Friday, April 25 @ Old Soul (Oak Park) w/ CRKD Quartet, 7pm - Sacramento
Saturday, April 26 @ Old Soul (alley location), 10AM - Sacramento
Monday, April 28 @ Luna's w/ CRKD Quartet, 7:30pm - Sacramento
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 Ross Hammond's Humanity Suite

(w/ Vinny Golia, Catherine Sikora, Dax Compise, Clifford Childers and Kerry Kashiwagi)

Available Everywhere on May 6, 2014

Released on LP and Digital Download

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"Arising star on the West Coast jazz and improvised music scene, the Sacramento-based Hammond released one of the most invigorating jazz guitar albums on 2013 in Cathedrals…"

-Chris Barton, LA Times (1/2014)

 

"Sacramento, California based guitarist Ross Hammond plays up a storm in the excellent company of drummer Alex Cline, bassist Steuart Liebig and saxophonist/flautist Vinny Golia on this adventurous and at times heady disc..."

-Barry Cleveland, Guitar Player Magazine (9/2013)

 

“Ross Hammond is no doubt the best unknown electric guitarist I've heard in many years and this disc is proof of his ambitious abilities...”

-Bruce Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter (2/2012) NYC


 "Ross Hammond is the image of the intense artist - but when he puts a pick to his guitar strings, the image rises to full-fledged life. Hammond’s latest disc sheds some light on the inspiration and complexity behind his pensive approach...." 

-New York City Jazz Recordhttp://nycjazzrecord.com/

 

"The Ross Hammond Quartet makes music that’s neither fully jazz nor fully rock, but in some nether land in between the two. That, along with Hammond’s rough-toned guitar makes it a little reminiscent of pre-Miles John Scofield, and whatever edginess Sco had back then, Ross Hammond has that now…"  

 -S. Victor Aaron, Something Else Reviews 

 

"Ross Hammond-The best kept secret in Sacramento...or perhaps the entire West Coast!"

-Brent Black, CriticalJazz.com 

 

"...like a guitar-based "Ascension."

-Glenn Hall, Exclaim! (review of Adored, 4/2012)

 

"Ross Hammond can express himself with a guitar better than most people can with the English language."

-Sacramento News and Review (2010)