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Negative Hamster

Steven Husted- Guitar/Bandleader-

Steven began his musical journey at the ripe old age of 6. From there he was always involved in everything musical from school band to private instruction to playing local parties for friends.
At age 15, Steven moved from Ct. to San Francisco, where he jumped head first into the study of jazz. By the time Steven was 23, he was one of the top call musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area, including 6 years teaching at the acclaimed Stanford Jazz Workshop.
Steven Has played with many jazz greats including Kenny Burrell, Billy Higgins, and Vince Wallace.
Now residing in Hayward, CA, Steven, as part of Negative Hamster, is taking jazz into the next century and beyond


Christopher Gamper-Drums-

In complete protest of all things boring and boredom related, Chris Gamper can be seen playing big drums, small drums, loud drums and quiet drums at a number of fine San Francisco Bay Area establishments. Christopher (Chris) Gamper is a busy working drummer in the San Francisco Bay Area. Take a listen to his current and most recent projects and you will hear recorded examples of Chris demonstrating his grooviness on a wide range of styles from straight ahead jazz (Chris Gamper Trio, Jazz Fourtet), funk and world beat (Standard Funk, Hop Sauce), alternative rock (Cure For Gravity), pop rock (Sugar Shack), party cover bands (Social Funktion). Check out Chris' live drumming regularly with these groups and many more at various clubs and restaurants around the Bay Area. Chris says "I am especially proud to be a part of bands and play with musicians that are writing, recording and performing original material and unique arrangements of other composers. I can create my own musical vocabulary by developing a sound and style just for that band. My passion for drums and new gear then allows me to really bring to life the sound I am envisioning." Chris would like to thank his many friends in the drum industry that have helped him to amass an arsenal of drums and percussion and is proud to have their support, especially, Canopus Drums and Aquarian Drum Heads who he is currently signed on with. Other supporters past and present include Mapex Drums, Bosphorus Cymbals, Amedia Cymbals, Crescent Cymbals, Ford Custom Drums, Gruv Gear, MCD Percussion. BM Degree in Percussion Performance and Jazz Studies from Central State University, Ohio Graduated with honors in 1995.


 Evan Ceremony-Bass-

Evan is a bassist from Castro Valley, CA. He has played various shows in the Bay Area and beyond with artist across all genres.

Earlier Event: March 19
The Easy Winners
Later Event: March 21
Out of Town Couple