Veterans Day Electric American Flag Tribute Jon’s Journal November 12 2012

Veterans Day Electric American Flag Tribute Jon’s Journal November 12 2012

Electric American Flag Video by LORI from Jon Hammond Show – Honoring our fearless and brave veterans on this Veterans Day here in the Land of the Free – Manhattan NYC – thanks and deep gratitude to all of them!
Sincerely, Jon Hammond *Member American Federation of Musicians Local 802 / Local 6 / ASCAP

*WATCH VIDEO: Blue Angels 2012 Fleet Week Air Show at SFO with Music from Jon Hammond Band


America’s pride The Blue Angels here at SFO to perform fearlessly in honor of Fleet Week 2012 with support from United Airlines Team at United Family Day very special annual event, special thanks to all these fine folks it takes to make it happen. From the Firefighters, to the Mechanics, Air Controllers, Crew, Food Preparations even the Imperial Storm Troopers from Star Wars were on hand for this very special family day – with music here from The Jon Hammond Band with special guest Lee Oskar harmonica, recent performance in Frankfurt Germany at the famous Jazzkeller “Tribute to 9/11 – Get Back In The Groove” Tony Lakatos tenor sax, Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at Sk1 organ, enjoy folks! Sincerely, Jon Hammond

Serious Press Conference with Mayor Ed Koch at the giant Diamond Vision TV Screen at corner of 47th Str. & Broadway by the TKTS Youtube
An incredible Press Conference with NY Mayor ED KOCH as seen on The Jon Hammond Show Jon HammondndCast in Times Square NYC on Mitsubishi DiamondVision! Jon made a deal with Mitsubishi to have his TV show with Video by LORI on the big DiamondVision Times Sq. screen (First big-screen outdoor TV!) for 1 and half years, 80-times-a-day including the famous New Years Countdown seen on Dick Clark’s ABC Broadcast 2 consecutive years *with commentary by Jon Hammond..AND a cameo appearance in the crowd with Nikon! *Info: this is a must-see! – JH — with Ed Koch

Love this shot! James Brown was a soulful organ player as well folks! Here on a very special visit to his God Son of Soul Michael Falkenstein at the birthplace of Hammond Germany – Hammond Studio Setzingen, blowin’ smoke! – Jon Hammond
James Brown the Godfather of Soul with his actual God Son Michael Falkenstein.

The incredible story of the bond between them, the story can only be told in words by Michael, but a picture tells a thousand words, and here we have 44 images from behind the scenes with this outstanding and soulful young organist who was befriended by the late great James Brown over a period 20 years until Mr. Brown’s untimely death. James Brown and his personal entourage made a special journey to Michael’s family house in the tiny village of Setzingen ‘kleines dorf’ nearby Ulm Germany, in the middle of night in 2 white limousines so that Mr. Brown could meet Michael’s mother, father and his sister Martina. Here you will see the photos that have never before been shown as James Brown has cake with the family and enjoys immensely playing soul music together with Michael in their house and Hammond Organ Studio Germany, which is one of the greatest Hammond organ museums in all of the world, built by Michael’s father Professor Klaus Maier and Michael together as a tribute to Laurens Hammond founder of Hammond Instrument Company and clocks of Chicago ILL
The story will be forthcoming as soon as Michael can bring himself to write it as he is still mourning the loss of his Godfather James Brown R.I.P. enjoy these never-before-seen photos and original music recording of Michael “Time With You” as heard on Jon Hammond’s HammondCast Show KYOU Radio — with James Brown and Michael Falkenstein

BackBeat Productions Presents – The Jon Hammond Show!

28th year, now on MNN TV
*The Chicago Special
Now in 28th year on Cable Access TV – The Jon Hammond Show, this
particular episode is known as the Chicago Special
which includes one song from Tim Cain I played Hammond organ on called I Saw You with some vocal help by Bill Champlin recorded by rjm productions, then to Chicago Summer NAMM Show where I personally filmed the very first performance of the late great bassist John Entwistle with band Rat Race Choir which happened at The Vic Theatre June 29, 1987, (same night) followed by Leslie West with T.M. Stevens bass, watch Leslie’s face when smoke machine goes! Then a little bit of Bag End Party at Park West with Joe Berger, T.M. Stevens, Tal Bergman and Theodus Rogers. And of course JH Show Theme Song “Late Rent” – enjoy folks, this one is a classic! Jon Hammond
*Note: Joe Berger personally introduced his friend John Entwistle to Rat Race Choir band, John came all the way from London on Joe’s recommendation – JH

Bicycle Boy – circa 1982 – Jon Hammond New York NY – yes and for short time I was a bicycle messenger, until the dispatcher wanted to dispatch me to Brooklyn on the hottest day in history, then I quit – JH

The Hardest Working Man In Show Business – James Brown

James Brown Band circa 1982 at Bimbo’s 365 – San Francisco California – Jon Hammond *main man Hollie Farris hardest working trumpet player long-long-time band member in this great lineup folks! – JH — with Hollie Farris

The late great basssist of The WHO – John Entwistle and Jon Hammond
John Alec Entwistle (9 October 1944 – 27 June 2002) was an English bass guitarist, songwriter, singer, horn player, and film and record producer who was best known as the bass player for the rock band The Who. His aggressive lead sound influenced many rock bass players.[1][2] He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Who in 1990.

Folks, this is the famous actual plastic plate that I shared peanuts while drinking copious amounts of the best Cognac with the late great John Entwistle *see sig – and my long-time friend & musical associate Joe Berger when Joe introduced me to John Entwistle in 1987 in a suite at the Frankfurt Marriott Hotel the night before my very first Musikmesse – rest in peace John! It was a defining time in my life to meet John, who had also been an enormous influence on own playing and personal musical taste & style.

I had the good fortune thanks to Joe to work on several projects with John, some of which are still in the works folks. This is not just any plastic plate – Jon Hammond — with John Entwistle

2 of my favorite horn players – this is the 2 man section right here: Earl Gardner trumpet and Alex Foster saxophone
backstage at NBC Saturday Night Live Show

– Jon Hammond — with Alex Foster and Alex Foster at Saturday Night Live- NBC Studio 8H, Rockefeller Center

Jon Hammond – Saturday Night Live 15 a few years ago

21 Year old Jon Hammond self portrait 1974 while attending Berklee College of Music Boston

JUKE with Allen ‘Gaz’ Gaskell from Liverpool

– in the sound cabin at Musikmesse circa 1988 – Jon Hammond
Juke at the Grosse Freiheit (1) –
also Live at Montreux: — at Musikmesse Frankfurt

Guitarist Joe Berger playing for Engl Amplifiers at Frankfurt Musikmesse ’87 – those are the 2 Engl brothers, Horst and the other cat I can never remember his name (I think it’s like “Egon” or something like that)

– this was 1987 when they were a tiny
little company. Now they are a big player. Good work launching those cats Joe! — with Joe Berger at Musikmesse Frankfurt

Taking the Mercedes to the shop – Jon Hammond

Paris France — Rest In Peace (2) my friends, the great jazz drummer Oliver Johnson Born: December 5, 1944 in Oakland, California
Died: March 6, 2002 in Paris, France and RIP Francois Chassignite the great trumpet player band leader, died very young very suddenly sadly – Jon Hammond

Oliver Johnson was a noted participant in the free jazz movement of the 1960s, but was a versatile and adaptable performer in many settings. He settled in Paris in the late-60s. He worked with a number of major figures from the free and experimental scene, including Anthony Braxton, Dewey Redman, Sam Rivers, Archie Shepp, the Art Ensemble of Chicago and David Murray, as well as more mainstream players, including Hampton Hawes, Bobby Hutcherson, Maynard Ferguson, Yusef Lateef, Atilla Zoller and Johnny Griffin. He worked regularly with saxophonist Steve Lacy between 1978-89. He co-led the trio TOK with Takashi Kako and Kent Carter. His body was discovered on a bench near Les Halles.
Uploaded by Jon Hammond on Jun 22, 2008
1988 Jazz Concert musé d’art moderne in paris: Francois Chassagnite trp., Oliver Johnson drms, Jean Bardy bs, Arnaud Mattei piano as seen on The Jon Hammond Show TV Show and HammondCast — with Joe Berger

My beautiful Giulietti Classic 127 electric accordion (and me playing it) in 1975) – this is the same accordion I played when I won Jr. Jazz Championship in 1966 – Jon Hammond *Note: Somebody came through my window in Boston while I was attending Berklee College of Music there and they stole my Giulietti Accordion

John DeLorean when we met just casually walking down Fifth Avenue – very nice cat, rest in peace!
John Zachary DeLorean (January 6, 1925 – March 19, 2005) was an American engineer and executive in the U.S. automobile industry, most notably with General Motors, and founder of the DeLorean Motor Company.

He was best known for developing the Pontiac GTO muscle car, the Pontiac Firebird, Pontiac Grand Prix, and the DeLorean DMC-12 sports car, which was later featured in the 1985 film Back to the Future, and for his high profile 1982 arrest on charges of drug trafficking. The alleged drug trafficking was supposedly an attempt to raise funds for his struggling company, which declared bankruptcy that same year. He successfully defended himself against the drug trafficking charges, showing that his alleged involvement was a result of entrapment by federal agents.
John Zachary DeLorean was born on January 6, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan, the eldest of four sons of Zachary and Kathryn Pribak DeLorean.

This poster is framed under glass on my wall in New York – I had the pleasure of playing organ as special guest with Musical Director and Drummer Danny Woody and his great jazz band at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Shanghai Centre China during the Music Messefrankfurt Music-China, we had some very special guests there – including Mayor Willie Brown (San Francisco CA) who I had just seen in San Francisco at the birthday party of the Honorable Terence Hallinan when I played for then District Attorney Terence (Nancy Pelosi was there, I met her also, very nice!) on the band with Danny was a great lineup of veteran NY jazz bass player – Alex Layne, great singer LaDee Streeter, Dr. Dwight Dickerson at the piano and myself at the Hammond organ – nice! Thanks Danny! Jon Hammond

Organist JON HAMMOND teams up with DANNY WOODY in this rollicking JAZZ MOVIE at Shanghai PORTMAN RITZ CARLTON HOTEL Jazz Bar *Featuring the entertaining vocalist LaDEE STREETER (Stevie Wonder backup voc.), Dr. DWIGHT DICKERSON-piano, ALEX LAYNE-bs. JON HAMMOND-organ, DANNY WOODY-musical director/drums. Special performance for SUPERLUX Microphones “JON HAMMOND’S MUSIC CHINA WARM UP PARTY” annual sister trade show of MUSIKMESSE & NAMM.Some Big Tippers were in the house that night! Great Jazzy Shuffle Blues with m.d. Danny Woody and Jon Hammond 1st of 4 years, enjoy! *Note: Danny Woody is also the famous Restorer & Vendor of Chinese Military Sidecar Motorcycles Chang Jiang: California Dreamin’ in Shanghai – Newsweek June 28 issue – Venice Beach native Danny Woody is living the California dream. He drms in a jazz band at night, then tours motorcycle shops by day. “But who would have imagined,” he says, “that I’d be doing it in Shanghai!”Woody, 59, is a fixture at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel lounge, but his real claim to fame is a motorbike with sidecar on display in the lobby. The Chang Jiang is a Chinese knockoff of the classic 1930s BMW R-71. During World War II, the Germans gave the design to Russia, which passed it to China. Woody fell in love with it on a 1998 trip to Beijing. He bought one, and another. Soon, he had shops refurbishing them. Now he’s a top vendor of the bikes, which have a global cult following. In 2003 he sold two dozen for about $10,000 each. “It’s not really a dream job, more like a nightmare,” he quips Jon Hammond is Host of daily CBS Radio show “Jon Hammond’s Afternoon Slide” on KYCY/KYOU 1550 AM *Official Broadcast Home of the Oakland A’s. *Note: San Francisco MAYOR WILLIE BROWN was in the house..Shanghai & San Francisco Sister Cities! — with Alex Layne, Danny Woody and LaDee Streeter at The Portman Ritz Carlton Shanghai China.

Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men Band
Mikell’s 760 Columbus Avenue NYC
L to R: Alex Foster, Chuggy Carter, Jon Hammond, Bernard Purdie, Barry Finnerty

Jon Hammond Late Rent Session Men with Bernard Purdie drums, Alex Foster sax, Chuggy Carter perc., Barry Finnerty gtr., Jon Hammond at 1959 B3 Organ in MIKELL’S 97th St. & Columbus Ave. NYC, very first hit of 5 …See More — with Alex Foster, Leslie J. Carter, Jon Hammond, Bernard Purdie and Barry Finnerty

Bernard Purdie drums at Zanzibar and Grill on gig I played with Bernard 22 years ago with the late great tenor saxophonist David Fathead Newman

The late great tenor saxophonist David Fathead Newman getting down on Jon Hammond composition “Pocket Funk”
Jon Hammond at the B3 Organ, explosive funk solo from Bernard Purdie “The Hit Maker”
May 17th 1990, camera: Joe Berger, R.I.P. David Newman and Zanzibar owner
Eric Fuchsman ©JON HAMMOND Intl. ASCAP — with Bernard Purdie and Bernard Purdie at 550 Third Avenue New York City.

This picture is from a gig I played with Bernard Purdie and David Fathead Newman in Zanzibar And Grill New York City May 17th 1990. I had my double stack of Leslie 122 speakers with the B3 that night. Fun gig!

David Fathead Newman plays Georgia Jon Hammond B3 organ Bernard Purdie drums

Veteran’s Day, Musikmesse, 21 year old, Bicycle Boy, Berklee College of Music, Organ, Accordion, Local 802, Musicians Union, Bernard Purdie, Zanzibar, Mikell’s


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