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

Drew Gress & Don Peretz, Matt Perko & Santino Tafarella, 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

Drew Gress

Don Peretz

Tyler Blanton

Matt Perko

Santino Tafarella 

Jacob Scesney

Adam Clark

Rachel Flowers

Tyler Hammond

Mario Calire​​​​​​​

 Doug Webb

Sam Sadigursky

Ashley Broder

Andy Langham

Jimmy Calire

Nahum Zdybel

Hunter Van Dam

Ric Fierabracci

Rufus Filpot

Aaron McLendon

Randy Tico

Phil Salazar

Tom Collins

Nicole Lvoff

Tom Etchart

Tom Buckner


...and many more.



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

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Top Tier Music Instruction, Ventura County


Hans Ottsen has been a teacher of music since 1990. 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 coach 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.  You can email Hans at or call him at 805-515-9828. 

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Globally Available Top Tier RemoteLessons 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.  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 remote lesson or text me at 805.515.9828