Duo Virtuoso


Duo Virtuoso (Stéphanie Ortega and Ernie Hammes) yesterday at the Protestant church Luxembourg   Read more »

New Quotation from Michel Camilo

Me & Michel Camilo

“Ernie is an amazing lead trumpet player and jazz soloist. His musical knowledge expands beyond the norm. It was great to meet him and work together, as we performed my Big Band repertoire with the Luxembourg Jazz Orchestra. It was a wonderful concert and I look forward to many more!” […] Read more »



Every last Tuesday of each month, our Jazz Houseband composed of Maxime Bender on Sax, Laurent Payfert on doublebass and Jeff Herr. This amazing trio usually comes with a special guest and usually revisits the world and works of a specific composer. This month the guest we have the honour of receiving […] Read more »



Welcome to my new Website. You will be informed here about new projects i’m working on and in the Agenda you can find the dates and places i’m stepping by playing with different ensembles. So stay tuned to be informed. Ernie Hammes Read more »

On US Tour with Amina Figarova Sextet


From February 27th until March 9th I’m on US tour with the great Amina Figarova Sextet. Thursday February 27: La Jolla, CA “The Athenaeum” Saturday March 1: SFJAZZ, San Francisco, CA Sunday March 2: San Jose Winter Jazz festival, San Jose, CA Sunday March 2: SFJAZZ, San Francisco, CA Wednesday […] Read more »



About 20 years ago, I made my first steps in jazz after studying classical music the years before. The first jazz-cd’s I got were from the likes Arturo Sandoval, Maynard Ferguson and Claudio Roditi. With the latter, I found my first teacher in jazz. Back then I went regularly to […] Read more »