ERNIE HAMMES @The Seventh Annual “Rhythm in the Kitchen” Music Festival 2013

FRIDAY, JUNE 7th--Church for All Nations , 10 PM

Born on 18 August 1968 in Esch-sur-Alzette, Ernest studied at the Conservatories of Esch-sur-Alzette and later at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City and Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Since 1997, when he played in the Birdland, Blue Note in New York, he has travelled widely to clubs and jazz festivals across Europe and North America. Recent venues have included festivals in Chicago , Calgary , Vancouver, Edmonton , New Orleans, Karlsbad (Czech Republic) and Cleveland, Ohio. He has also played in Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London and at the Montreux Jazz Festival , Den Haag, North Sea Jazz Festival and Toronto festivals. He is the only European to have been a member of the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

In his native Luxembourg, he is the founder director and lead trumpet in the Luxembourg Jazz Orchestra and has been a member of the Musique militaire grand-ducale (the Luxembourg Military Band) where he is lead trumpet and leader of the big band.

As for classical music, he has played with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra and the Latvian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra .
For the 2013 Rythm in The Kitchen Music Festival Ernie Hammes will be accompanied by French Pianist Pierre Alain Goualch, Luxembourg drummer Paul Wiltgen and American bassit Aidan Carroll

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