A gifted composer and clever lyricist, Al Hammerman’s songs have been called been called smart, sophisticated, contemporary and classic.

 WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...
  “I love his musical sensibilities and the way he pays loving homage to the Great American Songbook. Musically, his sense of style and swagger are meticulous while all the while remaining true to this treasured musical form.”
 – Grammy Winner Steve Tyrell
“Al's music brings me back to a magical time when a finely-crafted lyric combined with a lush melody triggered emotions that were lovely and pure. I so look forward to bringing his music to life ...”
 – Revered Songstress Gloria Loring
 
  “As a lover and student of the Great American Songbook, I was thrilled to learn of Composer and Lyricist Al Hammerman. My love of these songs stems from the purity of the music – the lyric that can lift you up or break your heart simultaneously and the melodies that stay in your heart and mind for days upon days – caught up in reflection. Mr. Hammerman has the innate talent and ability to deliver all of the above with simplicity and ease. Kudos!”
 – Acclaimed Jazz/Pop Vocalist Hilary Kole

“In short, love him – love his talent – I will sing one of Al's tunes SOONER than later.”
 – Grammy Winner Patti Austin
 

 AL’S NEW CD – CATALINA GIRL!
Al’s new CD, featuring ten new songs, is officially released as a fundraising event for Kids Rock Cancer, November 18, 2016. However, you can get your advanced copy or download tracks now through CD Baby. Catalina Girl will also be available at iTunes, Amazon and other online outlets after its official release.

Cover painting, "Catalina Girl", generously donated by internationally renowned artist, Philippe Valy.

With sincere apologies to Lin Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON, please enjoy Catalina Girl's parody promo video, HAMMERMAN!


 AL HAMMERMAN – 2015 ‘SPIRIT OF MARYVILLE’ AWARD RECIPIENT
Al is honored as Volunteer of the Year for helping launch Kids Rock Cancer, Maryville’s unique music therapy program for children with cancer and other blood disorders. As a charter member and valuable leader of the advisory council, he continues to help shape Maryville’s vision for the program.

Hammerman generously staged a Kids Rock Cancer benefit concert at The Sheldon, “I Got A Song”, featuring many of his original compositions.

 LIVE CONCERT VIDEOS
Check out Al's YouTube Channel to view concert videos or select from one of the most recent videos below!

Here's to Happy Just One I Knew 72&Sunny
       
Night After Night A Different Dance I Got A Song Far From Spring
       
Kiss My Jazz Those Lips, Those Eyes... Guys Like Us Funny Feeling

 AL'S MUSIC - HEAR SAMPLES ON ITUNES & CD BABY
  1) Catalina Girl
2) Just One
3) Back Home
4) 72&Sunny
5) Only Love Is Real
6) My Best Friend
7) My Kind Of Music
8) So Much For Nothing
9) Here’s To Happy
10) I Knew (live)

Bonus Tracks:
11) Rather Be Lucky
12) Nothing But Time


  1) Night After Night
2) A Different Dance
3) It’s True
4) Crazy Kind Of Love
5) I Got A Song
6) Funny Feeling
7) Those Lips, Those Eyes, That Face
8) Far From Spring
9) Almost Christmas
10) Guys Like Us (live)


  1) Rather Be Lucky
2) A Step Away
3) When You’re Dancing
4) A Kiss Could Happen
5) I Took A Chance
6) Good For What You Got
7) Road To Happy
8) Someday Sailor
9) Just Lucky
10) Sweet Dreams


  1) All New Songs
2) Only Julia
3) New Kind of Cool
4) Nothing But Time
5) Mr. Moon
6) Kiss My Jazz
7) Red Rover
8) Falling All Over
9) Something About Her
10) Make A Wish

 AL'S MUSIC IS IN MOVIES AND ON TV!

 “I GOT A SONG” – BENEFIT CONCERT FOR KIDS ROCK CANCER – FEB 13, 2014
Al and his orchestra returned to The Sheldon for a Valentine’s Eve concert benefiting Kids Rock Cancer. Al was joined by Alan Ox, Kim Fuller, Arvell Keithley, Kristen Ashley plus other great guest artists!

Kids Rock Cancer, sponsored by Maryville University, is an innovative program that helps children successfully cope with the emotional challenges that accompany a cancer diagnosis. Using a portable recording studio, a certified music therapist assists the children as they write and record their own special song.

Major Sponsors included: Emerson Electric, Lodging Hospitality Management (LHM) & Simons Jewelers.

 NIGHT AFTER NIGHT – BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION
Night After Night
Words & Music by Al Hammerman
Benefit Concert for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Missouri
Friday, March 25, 2011 at The Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis MO


Al’s return engagement to the Sheldon featured brand new songs plus some of his old favorites! Joining Al were Kim Fuller, Arvell Keithley, Debby Lennon & Alan Ox, accompanied by a 12-piece orchestra. The fabulous St. Louis Muny Kids also made a return guest appearance.

Sponsors: Tiffany & Co. (Special Gift Sponsor), BKD Accountants, Heartland Bank, Kasper- Steck Financial Advisors, Bettie Gershman, Metro Imaging, Bert & Laurie Schweizer.

 FIRST NIGHT – SAINT LOUIS 2009
FIRST NIGHT – SAINT LOUIS 2009

Al, with the Fabulous Phil Loder Trio, was honored to have his music played at one of St. Louis’s biggest parties!

First Night is a visual and performing arts festival that draws 15,000 – 20,000 people to Grand Ave. for a community celebration with spectacular fireworks!

 JUST MUSIC, JUST HAMMERMAN – JUST LUCKY!
Just Music, Just Hammerman – Just Lucky!
Words & Music by Al Hammerman
Benefit Concert and CD Release
for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Missouri


In February of 2008, Al returned to the Sheldon with lots of great new songs. St. Louis’s finest vocalists were again on hand, accompanied by a 12-piece orchestra. Once again, all profits from the event benefited the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Missouri.

Sponsored by: Moneta Group, BKD Accountants, Heartland Bank, Marc Boguslaw, Kasper Steck Financial Advisors, Greg and Missy Hill, Bettie Gershman and Kinkos.

 AL HAMMERMAN AT FINALE
 
Friday April 27, 2007
Finale, St. Louis


Al was joined in a relaxed setting with the great sounds of the Phil Loder Quartet as well as popular St. Louis vocalists Alan Oxenhandler, Arvell Keithley & Caroline Gallagher.

In addition to many old favorites, several brand new songs were previewed this evening for the very first time in concert.

All profits benefited the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Missouri.

 2006 MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION - WISH GALA!
Al Hammerman and his Orchestra were thrilled and honored to be asked to perform as the feature entertainment for the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s annual Wish Gala, October 28, 2006 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel!

Joining Al were vocalists Phil Loder (music director & arranger), Al Oxenhandler, Caroline Gallagher, Peter Merideth, and the Fabulous St. Louis MUNY KIDS!

Thanks to all who made the evening a great success!


 

 “ALL NEW SONGS” BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION
A sincere thank you to all who attended the Al Hammerman Presents, "All New Songs" benefit concert and CD release, for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro St. Louis, February 7th, 2006 at the Sheldon Concert Hall.

This concert premiered Al’s original songs to the public for the very first time, backed by a twelve-piece orchestra and some of St. Louis’s finest vocalists.

The event was great fun as well as a great success in its fund raising efforts for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Missouri.

 LINKS

 PURCHASE SONGS & CDS
ONLINE - Hear Samples!

BY MAIL
Catalina Girl*
I Got A Song
Just Lucky
All New Songs
Catalina Girl*
I Got A Song
Just Lucky
All New Songs
Catalina Girl*
I Got A Song
Just Lucky
All New Songs
Al’s CDs can also be obtained by mail. Send your $15 check, made out to:
Whistlewind Productions


Send to:
WhistleWind Productions
P.O. Box 31292
St. Louis, MO 63131

Be sure to include your return address with the check. Your CD will be mailed to you for free.

*Profits from Catalina Girl sales help support Kids Rock Cancer.




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