Bands Available for Booking

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HO3/HO4 have many permutations.  Here are a few artists who have comprised the rhythm sections:

Drew Gress, Tyler Hammond & Danny Connell, Ben Shepherd, Bruce Lett, Granville Young, Guil Juliao, Jeff Falkner, Domenic Genova, Tom Etchart, Mario Calire, Adam Clark, Tina Raymond, Harry McKenzie

...and many more.


Other projects include:


ORGANTUAN feat Jimmy Calire (B3, America), Mario Calire (drums, Wallflowers, Ozomatli), & Karl Hunter (sax, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy)

Ottsen Flowers & Clark feat Rachel Flowers

Jazz Hates Johnny feat Karl Hunter, Andy Langham, Aaron McLendon, Rufus Filpot

Harlem Holler feat Phil Salazar & Randy Tico


...and many more



More musicians Hans has worked with:


Bevan Manson

Tyler Blanton

 Doug Webb

Sam Sadigursky

Andy Langham

Jimmy Calire

Mario Calire

Nahum Zdybel

Hunter Van Dam

Ric Fierabracci

Rufus Filpot

Aaron McLendon

Randy Tico

Jacob Scesney

Phil Salazar

Tom Collins

Nicole Lvoff

Rachel Flowers

Tom Etchart

Tyler Hammond

Adam Clark 

Tom Buckner

Ashley Broder


...and many more.



To have Hans put together a band tailored specifically for your event, please email Hans directly @

Band Bookings

Top Tier Music Instruction, Ventura County


Hans Ottsen has been a teacher of music since 1992. He has taught in Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, and Ventura County, where he co-owns and operates Ottsen Music Studios, with his mother, soprano and voice teacher Linda Ottsen. Hans (guitar/piano/ukulele), Linda (voice), Karl Hunter (sax/flute/clarinet), Phil Salazar (fiddle/viola/mandolin),  and singer/songwriter Kacey Cubero (voice/song writing) all teach kids though the Golden Valley Charter School and Inspire Charter School. OMS is currently accepting students in the Ventura County area. Contact Hans through this website for info on guitar or piano lessons. 

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Globally Available Top Tier Skype Lessons w Ottsen Music Studios Instructors


This is a terrific way to access top tier music instruction from any location worldwide, even if you're traveling or otherwise unable to meander to my general vicinity.  Just plug your webcam into your computer (if it doesn't already have one built in - many do), go to, download the free software and you're good to go!  We at Ottsen Music Studios have several incredible instructors available for Skype Lessons including Big Bad Voodoo Daddy saxophonist Karl Hunter (woodwinds), celebrated NYCV musician Don Peretz (drums/cymbals), & we, Hans Ottsen (guitar/jazz/harmony/improv theory).

        Email me at for more info or to schedule a FaceTime or Skype lesson or text me at 818.568.8190.