Scott Hammond (born 4 June 1973) is an English freelance drummer. He plays with Ian Anderson (the leader and frontman of British Rock band Jethro Tull) and has also toured with Jethro Tull itself. He has been described as a "Jazz drummer with rock influences".
Hammond was born in Bristol, England, UK. He started to learn the drums when he was 14 years old and later studied at The City of Leeds College of Music for three years, and also with Dave Hassell for two years.
Since April 2010 Hammond has primarily been touring internationally with Ian Anderson, rock flautist of Jethro Tull. Recordings with Ian Anderson have included "Thick As a Brick 2" album (released in April 2012) - the sequel to Jethro Tull's 1972 album "Thick As A Brick". Hammond's touring with the band has included the "Thick As A Brick" 2012/13 world tour, the 2014/15 Homo Erraticus world tour, Jethro Tull - The Rock Opera and currently Jethro Tull's 50th Anniversary tour in 2018.
In March 2011 Hammond toured with Jethro Tull in Ireland. This tour featured Martin Barre on guitar, David Goodier on bass, John O'Hara on keyboards and Ian Anderson on flute, guitar and vocals. From 2017 he is in a new line-up of Jethro Tull. Hammond said in an interview: "I wouldn't describe myself as a prog rock drummer although it's obviously a part of what I do. My rock roots are based in bands like Deep Purple although I have always enjoyed listening to Jethro Tull's "Minstrel in the Gallery" since I was a teenager."
The majority of Hammond's working life has been jazz and funk based. He plays very regularly with his own band JINGU BANG and also with the jazz organ trio The Hopkins-Hammond Trio. Other artists he has worked with include Ruth Hammond, Bruce Dickinson, Greg Lake, Justin Hayward, Tina May, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Herb Geller, Bobby Wellins, Pee Wee Ellis, Phil King and Limahl. More recently Hammond has featured on four albums by UK based trumpeter Ben Thomas with The Edge project.
- 2002 : Denny Ilett : Calling The Children Home : Studio Album : Nugene
- 2002 : Ruth Hammond : All The Good Things : Studio Album : Tenterhook Records
- 2006 : Gary Bamford : JADJ : Studio Album : Kintu Records
- 2006 : The Forster King Band : Keep The Music Playing : Studio Album : Unsigned
- 2007 : Ilya : Somerset : Studio Album : CDBY
- 2008 : Azhar Saffar : Out There : Studio Album : 33 Jazz
- 2009 : Phil King : They Come And They Go : Studio Album : Ragtag Records
- 2009 : The Edge : We All Fall Down : Studio Album : mtheart
- 2011 : The Edge : Dark Scrawls] : Studio Album : safehouse
- 2011 : Colman Brothers : Another Brother : 7" single : Wah Wah 45s
- 2011 : Colman Brothers : Colman Brothers : Studio Album : Wah Wah 45s
- 2012 : Ian Anderson : Thick As a Brick 2 : Studio Album : Chrysalis/EMI Records
- 2013 : The Edge : Within This World Within My Mind : Studio Album : Safe House
- 2014 : Ian Anderson : Homo Erraticus : Studio Album : Kscope
- 2014 : Ian Anderson : Thick as a Brick - Live in Iceland : Live Album : Eagle Records
- 2015 : The Edge : Dead Horses and Divorces : Studio Album : Safe House