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Concert: Ross Hammond, Corey Thuro


Sacramento guitarist Ross Hammond has played on large stages and in small corners throughout the United States and beyond. His sound is equal parts jazz, folk, blues, spirituals and world music. Ross has collaborated/gigged/recorded with: Kevin Seconds, Oliver Lake, Pheeroan AkLaff, Vinny Golia, Vladimir Tarasov, Tetuzi Akiyama, Nicole Mitchell, Lizz Wright, Dwight Trible, Calvin Weston, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Alex Cine, Suzuki Junzo, Amy Reed, Nels Cline, Jeff Parker, Max Johnson, Steve Adams, Ken Filiano, Mike Pride, and more.

"Arising star on the West Coast jazz and improvised music scene..." -Chris Barton, LA Times

"His fluency as an improviser informs the elegance of the rustic themes that meditate upon place and personal connection..." (4 Stars) -Bill Meyer, Downbeat

Corey Thuro is a Baltimore-based mandolin player originally out of Poolesville, MD. He has spent the past few years developing an original technique for the mandolin which involves the treatment of all eight strings as separate, non-static, tones in place of traditional grouped pairs. Aside from playing improvisational music he is a member of local bands Seneca and Sam Cooper & The Sleepwalkers and has started on releasing solo recordings as of 2018.