Discography


Performance Recordings 
Scotch and Soda ~ Floyd Standifer and the Pampas Room Quartet 
Modern Symposium of Jazz and Poetry ~ Charles Mingus

Compositions 
Dear John C. ~ Elvin Jones 
Rockland Sketches ~ Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra (SRJO)

Arrangements
Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus ~ Charles Mingus 
The Voice That Is! ~ Johnny Hartman
Generations ~ Mark Will & Bob Hammer

Bob has also done several arrangements for Seattle's award-winning Garfield High School Jazz Band (Clarence Acox, Director)

***To see a full list of Bob's arrangements and compositions available for  purchase for your band, go to: elinesjazz.com or reallygoodmusic.com (includes audio samples).***

Bob's Regular Gigs


***Check with restaurants beforehand to confirm Bob will be performing that day.
Vito's Restaurant & Lounge ~ Website
Who: Bob Hammer, solo jazz piano, with occasional accompaniment
What: Family style Italian food
Where: 9th Ave, (& Madison) Seattle, WA  (360) 568-3845
When: Every Sunday except the first Sunday of the month, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

TBA - Full Circle Jazz Ensemble ~ Facebook page
Many of Full Circle's performance pieces have been arranged by Bob Hammer. Also, Bob Hammer occasionally performs with this band at various locations. Check their Facebook Page for locations and dates of events. 

The Story of Bob Hammer...

(From Wikipedia)

Howard Robert Hammer (* March 3, 1930 in Indianapolis) is a US-American jazz musician (pianist and arranger).

Hammer studied at the Michigan State University and at Manhattan School of Music before taking private lessons by composer Henry Brant.

Hammer led a band together with Bob Wilber (1955). He worked in the Sauter/Finnegan Orchestra, the Roy Eldridge Quartet (1956) and with Gene Krupa (1956/57). He was a member of Red Allen's band (1958-1962) and Eddie Condon' (1959/60) band. At that time he recorded with Charles Mingus (who called him his 'Beethoven') and began to work as arranger for the bassist on Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus, Townhall Concert and the celebrated The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady. .
In 1963 he played with Pee Wee Russell, Krupa and Eldridge. In 1964 he was on tour with Bobby Hackett. From 1965 to 1967 he worked as arranger for the Merv Griffin Show. He recorded with Jimmy Knepper, Johnny Hartman, Woody Herman, Clark Terry, and Elvin Jones.

Between 1977 and 1988 he worked as a member of show bands in Las Vegas. After an engagement with Slide Hampton he worked as instructor for jazz improvisation at El Camino Community College and played in the Jimmy Cleveland Octet. He also worked with Barbara McNair, the Tommy Newsome Quartet and the Jerry Lewis Telethon.

In 2004 he recorded with Floyd Standifer's quintet. In 2004, he recorded with Floyd Standifer's quintet. He also arranged dance charts for the Nicholas Brothers, Skip Cunningham, Chester Whitmore, Jacqueline Douget, Deborah Lysholm, and Tim Hickey.