Greg Hammontree

Multi-instrumentalist, Composer, & Third Stream Musician

Creating music to Discover the unexpected


The Queen's Cartoonists

Greg is a core member, featured in over 50 publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, NPR, Mashable, and featured on TV spots for Pix11 and Fox5.
Represented by CAMI Music.

"Truly a spectacle."
— All Things Considered, NPR
"Most impressively looney is Hammontree’s performance."
— Mashable

"Slick, sparky, infectiously energetic and inventive."
     — The Wee Review


The Listening Room

"He's absolutely a music genius
in every way."

— Adam Kaplan

A note from Greg

Greg works off of past feelings and memories to create something intangible for others to connect to.

"Clock" from the album, Note to Self.
This solo trumpet piece is about how our perception of time changes as we grow older.
Composed and performed by Greg HammontreeVideo by Michael Landau


Greg Hammontree is a dynamic NYC multi-instrumentalist and composer, whose extensive credits range from The Bluenote, Radio City Music Hall, Symphony Space, and The Jazz Standard to Bing Concert Hall (Stanford), The Kaufman Center (Kansas City), and Concert House Berlin (Germany). His appearances include Netflix, CBS, HBO, RAI, PBS, and ABC, and he's enjoyed opening for such popular names as Josh Groban, Ginuwine, and Christian McBride.Hammontree currently tours internationally with The Queen’s Cartoonists. They regularly headline at performing arts centers and jazz festivals, and have opened for the New York Philharmonic. As an arranger and composer, Hammontree has worked for various artists such as Jason Trachtenburg (Late Night with Conan O'Brien & MTV) in addition to his own new music.

Hammontree completed his M.A. in Jazz Performance with the Music Scholarship from CUNY, Queens College studying with Prof. Michael P. Mossman, and his B.M. in Jazz Performance with full scholarship and the Johnny Mercer Award from Georgia State University.Hammontree has been awarded grants from Queens Council on the Arts; New Work Grant in 2020 and 2022, an NYC; City Artist Corp Grant in 2021 and is inspired to create more projects to have a positive impact on his community.

virtuosity that smiles

"Excellent player."
— Robert M.



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