James is currently booking shows and events. Shows can focus on performing songs from the Great American Songbook (jazz and standards), Latin standards, pop, blues, rock, and James' award-winning original music. Thematic shows can focus on a specific (or multiple) genre(s) including jazz, pop, blues, and/or a combination of genres. Shows can also feature music from specific artists (such as Sting/The police and others). Full two-hour shows can focus on featuring James' original songs or a mix as well.

Performance options include James performing solo or with a duo (adding saxophone or bass), trio (with saxophone, bass, percussion, or drums),  quartet (with saxophone, bass, and drums) or quintet+ (multiple options available). Other options including adding other alternative instrumentation are also available. These include multiple horns, percussion, piano, additional vocalists, and more.

Here's a link to James Hammel & Friends Song List.

We have a contact form below where you can reach James directly or you can use GigSalad event submission form to start planning your event.

To contact James please send your email to