PIANO2 by Doug Hammer

“Piano2” (actually “Piano Squared”) is Doug Hammer’s thirteenth release and arguably his most unique to date, as every performance on the album is a duet performed by Doug Hammer and…himself! Inspired by the free-wheeling improvisations that have become a tradition at the end of his solo piano concerts with other artists, Doug decided to try […]

TIME PRESENT, TIME PAST by Greg Starr

Pianist and composer Greg Starr has enjoyed an illustrious career in music, working with such clients as Wisconsin Public Television, Milwaukee Children’s Theater, the Library Of Congress, and Hal Leonard Corporation and such artists as Milli Vanilli, Steve Allen, The Rakes, and Fred Rogers. Starr’s first release since the2012 album “A Singular Point of Grace,” […]

Moods, Impressions & Souvenirs: About the Music, Part 1

As promised, here is the first of a series of blog posts sharing the experiences that inspired the music in my brand-new album, Moods, Impressions & Souvenirs. As I mentioned in my post last week, this album pays homage to the late nineteenth century Czech composer Zdeněk Fibich. In addition to symphonies, chamber music, and […]

It’s release day!

It’s a crazy time to be releasing a new album, for sure, but after much consideration I decided to proceed as planned. Music is a great source of comfort to me right now, and I sincerely hope that this collection will be the same for others. Click HERE to purchase the CD; available also for […]

A Few Words of Encouragement

Like everyone else in the world, I have been blindsided by the appearance of COVID-19 and its onslaught against humanity. After the first cases were reported in the U.S., I tried to keep up with my regular routine as much as possible; for example, I continued teaching piano lessons in my home studio for a […]

How YOU can help me keep doing what I love!

My new album, “Moods, Impressions & Souvenirs,” is NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER. Bandcamp Amazon Apple Music It is also available to PRE-SAVE ON SPOTIFY (just two clicks!) It’s a crazy time to be releasing new music. But every stream, every digital download, every CD and sheet music sale makes it possible for me to continue […]

UNDER OPEN SKY by Ancient Voices

Award winning musicians Dan Kennedy and David Rose have been playing music together since 2015. Of Mexican/Indian and Native American heritage, U. S. Army and Navy veteran David Rose is well known on the festival and flute circle scene. Classically trained at Oberlin and New England conservatory, pianist Dan Kennedy has performed widely in the United States […]