Hello! I am a producer and multi-instrumentalist who has collaborated with former and current members of The Sun Ra Arkestra, The War on Drugs, Sylvan Esso, St. Vincent, and Psychic Temple among others. I studied Performance and Composition at Berklee College of Music, ethnomusicology at Columbia and Duke.
Do you have a song or album that you've been working on for a while but just can't seem to finish it? Do you have song or composition ideas lying around but don't know where to go next?
I love collaborating with new folks, and I can't wait to help you finish your project! I'll help you through the process from making sure the song or composition is finished, arranging, recording, and overdubs. If you work with me, I guarantee a polished product that is ready for mixing and mastering!
I'm a multi-instrumentalist and producer specializing in blending folk and rootsy approaches with cutting edge electronic production techniques. I produce a variety of rock, folk, electronic, and other roots oriented musics.
I have two decades of experience recording, performing and teaching music, have worked as an instructor Duke University Department of Music, and have collaborated with Grammy Award winning artist Anthony LaMarca (The War on Drugs) in the band No Lands, among many other of the finest musicians of my generation.
Projects I've been involved with have been released on Outlaws of the Border, Galtta Media, and New Amsterdam Records.
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
1 ReviewsEndorse Jay Hammond
Jay is a very flexible musician, and not just in the sense that he plays a number of instruments with comparable aplomb and efficiency... He's keenly attuned to both the harmonic intricacies and the emotional resonances of whatever song he's working on, which is a skill that requires a rare kind of listening and deep musicianship that are increasingly hard to come by in the age of the "attention economy". Check out the "Lagniappe" session we did for Aquarium Drunkard with Psychic Temple (I'm on electric, Jay is playing mando, and instrument that was selected primarily because it fit in the XB)