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Just Music, Just Hammerman - Just Lucky!

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What: The Words & Music of Al Hammerman. A concert with complimentary CD and post concert reception
When: Friday, February 22, 2008, 7:30-9:30 pm
Where: Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108
Who: Al Hammerman (Composer, Lyricist, Producer) & his Orchestra, Phil Loder, Alan Oxenhandler, Arvell Keithley, Eddie Eaton, Rhonda Stanley, Timm Kallial
Cost: Wish Patron ($35), Wish Supporter ($55), Wish Star (Preferred seating at $75)
How: Call (314) 872-3942 -or- send check payable to “The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Missouri," with “benefit concert" on the memo line, and return address to: WhistleWind Productions, Six Dunleith Drive, St. Louis, MO 63124
INFO: Call (314) 766-JAZZ (5299)

St. Louis, MO, USA - December 20, 2007 - With a feel for today's sound as well as an admiration and respect for the likes of Gershwin, Porter and Berlin, composer Al Hammerman's songs have been called “smart and sophisticated" while being characterized as “the perfect blend of pop and jazz."

In his fourth benefit concert and second CD release, the composer presents “Just Music, Just Hammerman - Just Lucky!" The Words & Music of Al Hammerman can be heard at St. Louis's Sheldon Concert Hall on Friday, February 22, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.

Joined by a multi-talented cast of the finest musicians, Hammerman and guests will be accompanied by his twelve-piece orchestra. Don't miss a captivating collection of original songs that will be performed by well-recognized vocalists Arvell Keithley, Alan Oxenhandler, Phil Loder and more!

Select from three different ticket levels: Wish Patron ($35), Wish Supporter ($55), Wish Star (Preferred seating at $75). To purchase tickets, call (314) 872-3942 (leave message for return call), or send your request for number of tickets, check made payable to “The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Missouri," with “benefit concert" on the memo line, and return address information to: WhistleWind Productions, Six Dunleith Drive, St. Louis, MO 63124.

Tickets are 100% tax deductible and ALL PROFITS benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Missouri. The foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.

For more information about the event, call (314) 766-JAZZ (5299). For future information about show updates and corporate sponsors, Moneta and B.K.D.

About Al Hammerman
A composer, radiologist, Washington University educator, collector of antique musical instruments and beach sand, Al Hammerman is a modern day Renaissance man who is never bored and rarely at a loss for inspiration.

Although a composer for many years, only recently has Al Hammerman's music become accessible to the general public. On faculty at Washington University, Hammerman has worked on projects with the performing arts department as well as lent assistance to area theater groups and one Off Broadway musical theater production. He even did a short free lance advertising stint as a jingle writer.

Called both contemporary and classic, many of Hammerman's songs are reminiscent of a style once thought forgotten; songs whose charming melodies and clever lyrics quickly capture the heart and imagination of the listener; songs meant to be remembered and endure.

All of Al's St. Louis area music efforts have gone towards raising funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Missouri. A relationship that “all started with a song" and that has allowed him to gain a much greater meaning and pleasure from his musical endeavors.

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