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Ottsen Riddle & Hammond Jazz

August 18, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 47 South Oak Street, Ventura, CA

Namba presents a Sunday Jazz Matinee with Hans Ottsen, Sean Riddle and Tyler Hammond

“Ottsen, Riddle & Hammond” are a trio of Ventura county musicians united by a love for jazz, improvisation, and odd rhythms. We explore repertoire ranging from standards of old, standards of new, original compositions, and the occasional modern day pop tune, all through a modern lens. Featuring Hans Ottsen on guitar, Sean Riddle on bass, and Tyler Hammond on drums.

Hans Ottsen has played and studied music since birth. His mother, Linda Ottsen, soprano, sang with Leonard Bernstein & Aaron Copland, performing at Kennedy Center in the months before Hans was born. After studying classical piano until his mid-teens, he began playing guitar & pursued his formal education at the University of Southern California.

Like many of today’s southern stars, Tyler Hammond began his journey singing in the church choir and practicing three powerful chords that every guitarist learned first. When he arrived on the campus of Georgia College and State University, he encountered a whole new scene that would ultimately shape him and his music.

Sean Riddle is hardcore Ventura. He’s from Ventura, went to Ventura High School, lives in Ventura. He schooled at California Institute of the Arts… plays a wicked bass… asked his friends Hans and Tyler to join him for this very special performance at Namba.

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