Tardo Hammer

Tardo Hammer is a New York based jazz pianist who has been performing, recording and teaching for the past 35 years and has played alongside many of the great names in jazz, including Junior Cook, Lou Donaldson, Art Farmer and Lionel Hampton. He’s been playing with Annie Ross since the mid 90’s and hears something different from her each time they play. They have performed in clubs and at festivals throughout the United States and Europe.


Working with Annie has not only been rewarding professionally but also an education in some of the finer elements of musicianship.

She can speak a lyric with more meaning than a lot of people could sing it, and I think part of it is her theatrical ability but its also musical ability – she can really get to the crux of a song.

Annie was always cool…