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K J Hammerstein now offers studio quality instrumental track for singers, artists, hop hop producers, and commercial use. KJ has always known he was a musician. From an early age, he soaked up many great records from his parents' collection. Throughout his education, learning theory and new insrtuments became a focus. K J participated in nearly all musical groups from Jazz band to Orchestra. Live band experience goes back over 20 yrs. From reggae to country to rock to blues and new age, K J has played many styles. "Music is music. There is always something enjoyable and universal, even between very contrasting styles."
K J has also shared the stage with a variety of national and regional recording artists. Some groups he has performed with include The Drifters (Charlie Thomas), The Tokens, The Chifons, Gene Chandler, The Reflections, Sonny Geraci (Climax, the Outsiders), The Coasters , The Crystals, The Dubs, The Platters (Herb Reed) the Marcels, Dave Carlock (Pink, Eric Clapton), Dave Zane, (Jay & The Americans, The Buckinghams, Various) Bob Abrahms (The Buckinghams), Tom Scheckel (Paul Revere and The Raiders), Mike Bruccolieri (Herman's Hermits).
Currently, KJ performs regionally with midwest bands Top Secret, Zanes Way, and The Bigger Picture Band. KJ also hosts two area open mic nights, plays on worship teams, also subbing an recording for various bands and artists, playing Keyboards, Bass, Drums, & Guitar.