2022 Lineup / Hammer4 Stage

Hammer Theatre Center’s 4th floor, black box space, Hammer4 offers an intimate experience between audience and artist. You’ll need an All Stages or higher wristband and Priority Access and above ticket holders have first-in entry.

Amy D. & Dillon Vado Quartet

Sat, Aug 13 @ 12pm
Hammer4 Stage

Vocalist Amy D. and vibraphonist Dillon Vado present a new collaborative project focused on the exploration and presentation of reflective songs that act as doorways to genuine feelings.

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Amy D. & Dillon Vado Quartet

Sat, Aug 13 @ 12pm
Hammer4 Stage
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Acoustic Guitar Summit: Stowell, Vandivier, Razavi and Meade

Sat, Aug 13 @ 2pm
Hammer4 Stage

For this one-time performance, guitarists John Stowell, Rick Vandivier, and Mason Razavi are joined by New York-based percussionist Dave Meade to explore the acoustic potential of contemporary jazz. The unusual instrumentation will make for a fun set of exploration and deep listening. The guitarists are each known for their lyricism, thoughtful improvisation, and penchant for intuitive interaction.

Acoustic Guitar Summit
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Acoustic Guitar Summit: Stowell, Vandivier, Razavi and Meade

Sat, Aug 13 @ 2pm
Hammer4 Stage
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Marcus Shelby Trio with Dillon Vado

Sat, Aug 13 @ 4pm
Hammer4 Stage

Bay Area-based composer, bassist, bandleader and educator Marcus Shelby is a cornerstone of the Bay Area jazz community. His work focuses on the history, present, and future of African American lives, social movements, and music education.

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Marcus Shelby Trio with Dillon Vado

Sat, Aug 13 @ 4pm
Hammer4 Stage
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Bobby Watson & Curtis Lundy Quartet, with Cyrus Chestnut and Victor Jones

Sat, Aug 13 @ 6pm
Hammer4 Stage

Saxophonist Bobby Watson and bassist Curtis Lundy have maintained a fruitful creative pairing since first coming together in the acclaimed acoustic quintet Horizon. The two have played alongside some of jazz’s greatest names, including Art Blakey, Max Roach, Betty Carter, Freddie Hubbard, and Pharoah Sanders.

Bobby Watson & Curtis Lundy
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Bobby Watson & Curtis Lundy Quartet, with Cyrus Chestnut and Victor Jones

Sat, Aug 13 @ 6pm
Hammer4 Stage
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Kid Andersen

Sun, Aug 14 @ 12pm
Hammer4 Stage

Chris “Kid” Andersen is a Norwegian blues guitarist who moved to San Jose in 2001. A significant force in the West Coast blues scene, Kid is driving the force behind Greaseland Records.

Kid Andersen
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Kid Andersen

Sun, Aug 14 @ 12pm
Hammer4 Stage
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Peter Bernstein & Bruce Forman

Sun, Aug 14 @ 2pm
Hammer4 Stage

Two six-string veterans join forces for an unforgettable Summer Fest performance that will showcase Peter Bernstein and Bruce Forman as both masters of their instrument and incredibly intuitive accompanists.

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Peter Bernstein & Bruce Forman

Sun, Aug 14 @ 2pm
Hammer4 Stage
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Nellie McKay

Sun, Aug 14 @ 4pm
Hammer4 Stage

Called “…a sly, articulate musician who sounds comfortable in any era” by the New York Times, singer-songwriter Nellie McKay’s creative talent has extended to acclaimed efforts in studio and on the Broadway stage.

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Nellie McKay

Sun, Aug 14 @ 4pm
Hammer4 Stage
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Adrien Brandeis

Sun, Aug 14 @ 6pm
Hammer4 Stage

An award-winning pianist, composer and arranger in his native France, Adrien Brandeis carries an open musical sensibility, pulling from influences as varied as Ruben Gonzalez, Brad Mehldau, Chick Corea and Bill Evans. Hear his unique voice in an intimate solo piano set.

Adrien Brandeis
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Adrien Brandeis

Sun, Aug 14 @ 6pm
Hammer4 Stage
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