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Click on the links to find out more about some of my current projects . . .


Hopkins Hammond Trio

exploring the classic Hammond trio setting with guitarist Matt Hopkins and drummer Scott Hammond

Jingu Bang

inspired by The Headhunters and all that is funky in this new 5 piece - playing sax, bass clarinet, flute, synths, melodica, vocoder


Brass Junkies

tenor sax and general hollering in this brass and percussion  extravaganza, paying homage to New Orleans street funk



left hand bass lines a-go-go - keyboard duties in this super fun quartet, we play all sorts, it seems to get the kids dancing

What she said

a celebration of female composers and songwriters, with a top group of musicians, due to tour in Spring 2021 


Ruth Hammond

Hi everyone!

I am a performer, composer, improvisor and educator. Since becoming a freelance musician, I've been performing professionally on saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, flute, piano, accordion and all manner of keyboards - and also as a vocalist.

I'm based in the South West but regularly travel to perform all over the UK and beyond.... in recent times I have performed at Ronnie Scott's and Soho Pizza Express, a Serbian castle, the National Theatre, Glastonbury festival, a Polish amphitheatre, countless bars, clubs and stately homes.... plus every NYE at my brother's pub, always a favourite in the gig calendar! 

I trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Leeds College of Music, where I gained an honours degree in Jazz Studies. 

As a teacher, I teach saxophone, piano and theory privately and I have a post at Bristol Cathedral Choir School as a jazz and classical piano tutor. I have run choirs, led jazz bands and prepared students for graded exams Grades 1-8 and beyond, to diplomas, recitals and preparation for going on to conservatoires and music academies.

"...her playing was sumptuously beautiful, she moved me."
London Evening Standard
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