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UMMA Pop Up: Neal Anderson | Jon Hammonds Duo


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Neal Anderson is a trumpeter, improviser, and composer based in Detroit, MI. He is a member of the Ann Arbor-based group, Rhyta Musik, and his debut album as a leader, Parallel Fifths, was featured on CW50’s Detroit Proud playlist. His compositions pay melodic homage to Lee Morgan and Roy Hargrove while establishing a wistful, sometimes playful, but always thoughtfully distinctive voice of his own. Neal earned a BFA in Jazz Performance in 2014 from the University of Michigan, where he studied with Bill Lucas, Andrew Bishop, and Robert Hurst.

Jon Hammonds is a bass player based in Ann Arbor. Active in jazz and improvised music, Jonathan is also currently a member of the Ann Arbor Symphony and the National Arab Orchestra. He received a Bachelor of Music in 2012 from the University of Michigan where he studied with Robert Hurst and Diana Gannett, and a Master of Music from Yale University in 2014, studying under Donald Palma.