Jon’s Journal January 11 2013 only 2 weeks to NAMM

Only 2 weeks out to Winter NAMM 2013 folks! Yesterday I participated in a highly informative conference call from NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond, his annual “State of the Industry address” and Q&A. Special thanks to Phyllis Pollack for her very kind mention in her well written article syndicated in Examiner.com
“Pete Townshend and Elton John among the artists gracing NAMM week 2013 (Photos)”

*LINK: http://www.examiner.com/article/pete-townshend-and-elton-among-the-artists-gracing-namm-week-2013

Thank you very much for the blast Phyllis! – Jon Hammond

We will be having first-ever NAMM Hammond organ night on Friday January 25th 8PM

http://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2013/concerts-performances/friday?page=3

8:00 pm
Hammond Organ Performance
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Hilton Stage East

Featuring the following artists:
Dr. Lonnie Smith – Hammond jazz and funk legend
Larry Goldings – keyboard/organist for James Taylor, among others
Jim Beard – of Steely Dan
Terry Lawless – of U2 & Pink
Chester Thompson – of Santana, Tower of Power
Marty Grebb – played with Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, Chicago
C.J. Vanston – LA studio legend
Freddie Ravel – of Santana
Michel Benebig – international Jazz artist
Jimmie Smith – Gospel, Jazz & R&B artist
Anthony Williams – Gospel & international Jazz artist (Gospel Dr. Bobby Jones)
Jon Hammond – Jazz artist
Glenn Stewart – Jazz artist
Brendan Power – Jazz Harmonica

Previous Hilton Lobby Action
*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Pocket Funk Bernard Purdie Friends by Jon Hammond

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Youtube http://youtu.be/afTagFhYOCo

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond | NAMM.org Oral History Interview Unedited

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http://archive.org/details/JonHammondLongVersionJonHammond_NAMM.orgOralHistoryInterviewDate_January13_2011

Short version on NAMM Website:
http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/jon-hammond

Published on Dec 27, 2012
Jon Hammond
Interview Date: January 13, 2011
Job Title: President and Founder
Company: Jon Hammond & Associates
accordions electric organs Hammond B-3 Hammond Organs Jazz Music Manufacturing Musicians
Jon Hammond has successfully created a career based on his musical talents and his passion for the music industry! As a musician Jon has performed with many legendary players and as a clinician and product artist he has introduced many innovative products to music stores and their customers over the last 30 plus years. Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Digital B3 Organ.
Jon Hammond Interview Date: January 13, 2011 Job Title: President and Founder Jon Hammond & Associates Jon Hammond has successfully created a … of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Digital B3Organ. (accordions, electric organs, Hammond B-3, Hammond Organs) KYOURADIO.org

Youtube http://youtu.be/Faq_A58v4sE

*Note: Friday Night January 25th at 2013 Winter NAMM Show
8:00 pm
Hammond Organ Performance
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Hilton Stage East
http://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2013/concerts-performances/friday?page=3

This event will be called:
“The Sound, The Soul, The Summit!”
MC’d by Scott May of Hammond Suzuki USA
The list of Confirmed Artists is as follows:

Dr. Lonnie Smith
Terry Lawless
Chester Thompson
Larry Goldings
Freddie Ravel
Jimmie Smith
Anthony Williams
Marty Grebb
Jon Hammond
Christian Cullen
Michel Benebig
Glen Stewart

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM 2012 Sunday Blues Session Hammond Suzuki Mercy Mercy Sk1

http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMM2012SundayBluesSessionHammondSuzukiMercyMercySk1/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvjqYJ6F0WU

First time to NAMM Show – Suzuki Harmonica artist KOEI TANAKA from Tokyo Japan with JOE BERGER aka The Berger-Meister on guitar through Leslie G37 guitar combo amp, SWISS CHRIS getting down with custom Vic Firth drum sticks only on practice pad for low volume trade show performance with JON HAMMOND at Sk1 Hammond combo organ and SCOTT MAY vocals resurrecting lyrics of Illinois band The Buckinghams (1967 release) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Buckinghams for this classic bluesy funky tune having fun all together with Suzuki and Hammond first time combined stands full power! Special thanks to Suzuki Musical Instruments Team – Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, Mr. M. Terada, Shuji Suzuki, Shigeyuki Ohtaka, Yu Beniya, Hammond Suzuki USA Dennis Capiga, Scott May, Jay Valle, NAMM President Joe Lamond Jon’s flight case Gator GKPE-49-TSA http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/jon-hammond HammondCast http://www.HammondCast.com

Music

http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/namm-2012-sunday-blues-session-hammond-suzuki-mercy-mercy-sk1-5909628

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http://www.ourmedia.org/media/namm-2012-sunday-blues-session-hammond-suzuki-mercy-mercy-sk1

Folks, I am very happy and proud to announce that my long-time colleague and friend Joe Berger has been specially interviewed and archived for keeps in the NAMM Oral History, congratulations Joe! and very special thanks to Tony Arambarri NAMM Archivist and Dan Del Fiorentino NAMM Historian, sincerely Jon Hammond *Photo: Jon Hammond, Joe Berger, Tony Arambarri

www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10150480523432102&set=vb.558692101

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-736306

http://vimeo.com/35617833

NAMM 2012 Sunday Blues Session Hammond Suzuki Mercy Mercy Sk1 from Jon Hammond on Vimeo.

Breaking News NAMM President/CEO Joe Lamond Says 95,000 Attendance Broken 3rd Day of 4 Day Winter NAMM 2012 Jon Hammond Reporting

Joe Power!: Joe Testa Director of Artist Relations and Joe Lamond at Vic Firth Stand – photo by Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond spoke with Joe Lamond just before closing of 4th and final day of Winter NAMM 2012, noting that attendance was very strong, Joe Lamond said: “Yesterday (day 3) we broke 95,000 attendance.”
One can assume that the final attendance tally including Day 4 will be well over the 100,000 mark – Jon Hammond HammondCast

Joe Lamond hosting NAMM Breakfast of Champions Day 1 with very special guests!

Jon Hammond reporting from 2012 NAMM Show and playing

NAMM’s Director of International Affairs Betty Heywood with Jon Hammond Day 1 Winter NAMM 2012

Managing Director Suzuki Musical Instruments Mr. Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa with Jon Hammond

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Joe Berger NAMM Oral History Interview Unedited Long Version Official 55 minutes 4 seconds

http://archive.org/details/JoeBergerNammOralHistoryInterviewUneditedLongVersionOfficial55

Youtube http://youtu.be/uFFMVHCkZ8w

Jon Hammond I’m real proud of you Joe! Everybody should watch / listen to this remarkable life story of the Berger-Meister – keep up the great work and Spirit Mr. Berger! See you soon and on the bandstand, Jon Hammond

Joe Berger NAMM Oral History Interview Unedited Long Version Official 55 minutes 4 seconds: Check it out folks, the real life story of Joe Berger who we all know and love – unedited, great job Joe! Jon Hammond
http://youtu.be/uFFMVHCkZ8w
Published on Dec 8, 2012
Joe Berger
Interview Date: January 20, 2012
Job Title: Musician, Product Endorser – short version here also
http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/joe-berger
Joe Berger knows sound! Joe has been mixing sound for over 30 years and he stopped counting at 35,000 bands! Also a virtuoso guitar player with his own definitive, unique playing style and “ear”, Joe has jammed with the likes of John Entwistle and Jack Bruce. He has also been a fixture at music trade shows for decades as a guitar demonstrator, having set a record for most hours played at a single trade show.
Categories:
concert production
electric guitars
Guitars-Amps-Fretted
Jon Hammond
mixing consoles
Musicians
Musik Messe Frankfurt
NAMM Show
New York City NY
product endorsers

*LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE: Jon’s Journal SF County Jail Show HammondCast

http://archive.org/details/HammondCast_17

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HammondCast 17, just back from Hamburg Germany where I recorded my new album, an official production of NDR Radio in Studio 1 with some of my all-time favorite musicians: Lutz Buchner (Sax), Joe Gallardo (Trombone), Heinz Lichius (Drums), myself-Jon Hammond (XK-3 Organ/Bass) and Engineer: Rudy Grosser in Studio 1 NDR Radio. I’ll be playing some selections rough mixes (not so rough actually!) as my Christmas gift to the listeners, and speaking of Christmas…from inside San Francisco County Jail #8 “Pod E”, a live recording of my trio’s annual Christmas Prison Show with the great tenor saxophonist Larry Schneider & Ronnie Smith Jr. on drums along with myself on keys playing the Christmas classic: “Have Yourself a Merry Christmas”. Every year I tell the ladies “And ya’ better be good!”
And from the Studio 1 NDR Sessions my original blues shuffle: No X-Cess Baggage Blues, some fine playing by Lutz on one of my favorite ballads: My One and Only Love and my theme song: “Late Rent”. Special thanks to Knut Benzner of NDR Radio for co-producing these recordings now heard on KYOU Radio, 1550 on the AM Dial.
Jon Hammond
http://www.HammondCast.com

“The FINGERS…Are The SINGERS!”…and the wind is blowing North by North East! Jon Hammond

2 very special jazz friends of mine this evening at Local 802 Musicians Union – Rudy Sheriff Lawless the great jazz drummer and beacon of inspiration – and Gina Reder aka Gina Jazz!
Jon Hammond — at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM

Fatback Drum Feature Pocket Funk Bernard Purdie and Friends Winter NAMM 2010 + FLASH BACK 1989
Pocket Funk Bernard Purdie and Friends Winter NAMM 2010 + FLASH BACK 1989 Mikell’s NYC
Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men featuring Bernard Purdie drums
*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:

http://ia341319.us.archive.org/2/items/JonHammondPocketFunkBernardPurdieandFriendsWinterNAMM2010_0/PocketFunkBernardPurdieFriendsNAMM.m4v

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vA8lxS4yozE


Bernard Purdie and Friends Winter NAMM 2010 Hilton Hotel Anaheim
Pocket Funk by Jon Hammond © JH INTL ASCAP
Bernard Purdie drums

NAMM, 2012, 2013, Oral History, Jon Hammond, Joe Berger, Bernard Purdie, Anaheim, Jazz, Funk Blues, Rock Musician, Local 802, Musicians Union, ASCAP, Suzuki Musical Instruments

Breaking News NAMM President/CEO Joe Lamond Says 95,000 Attendance Broken 3rd Day of 4 Day Winter NAMM 2012 Jon Hammond Reporting

Joe Power!: Joe Testa Director of Artist Relations and Joe Lamond at Vic Firth Stand – photo by Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond spoke with Joe Lamond just before closing of 4th and final day of Winter NAMM 2012, noting that attendance was very strong, Joe Lamond said: “Yesterday (day 3) we broke 95,000 attendance.”
One can assume that the final attendance tally including Day 4 will be well over the 100,000 mark – Jon Hammond HammondCast

Joe Lamond hosting NAMM Breakfast of Champions Day 1 with very special guests!

Jon Hammond reporting from 2012 NAMM Show and playing

NAMM’s Director of International Affairs Betty Heywood with Jon Hammond Day 1 Winter NAMM 2012

Managing Director Suzuki Musical Instruments Mr. Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa with Jon Hammond

Michael Biwer Director of Prolight + Sound, Veronica from Messe Frankfurt Hollywood and Jon Hammond, next stop: Moscow! May 16-19
World’s First Moscow NAMM Musikmesse

Mr. Shuji Suzuki – Suzuki Musical Instruments Company and Jon Hammond

L to R: Joe Berger, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond – special Sunday Morning Blues Session – January 22, 2012 Winter NAMM Hammond Stand

Jon Hammond traveling the world with his Hammond Sk1 Combo Organ most powerful keyboard incredibly compact and tough!

Stephen Fortner Editor Keyboard Magazine and Jon Hammond – Winter NAMM 2012

Jon Hammond and drummer Bernard Purdie – Winter NAMM 2012

Kicking off Day 3 Jon Hammond NAMM 2012

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We meet again 20 years later in NAMM 2012! Michel Lag & Jon Hammond
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150471587822102&set=a.10150469698917102.359184.558692101
Michel Lag – Master Luthier of Algam Music & Sound in France who makes an appearance in Jon Hammond’s movie “Sound Cops” on AFN Profile TV Show which Jon did in Cooperation with AFN Radio TV 20 years ago: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttx6l87Gtow
Musician Jon Hammond on AFN Europe TV Show PROFILE, Musikmesse Special. Jon worked together with AFN’s SSgt Albert Viera and SSG Terry Anderson to create this special entitled “Sound Cops” with very entertaining cameo appearances by Joe Berger (guitar) Michael Maier Falkenstein (Hammond organ with Jon) and the 2 Sound Polizei ‘Noise Control’ guys “Lorenzo” and his partner, busted for Electric Guitar Rocking!
You will find this story very enjoyable! Special thanks to AFN Europe and Musikmesse Frankfurt

*Note: Tomorrow shortly after 10AM I will be playing with the great Suzuki Harmonica Artist Koei Tanaka from Tokyo, his first appearance at NAMM Show in Suzuki Hammond stand 5100 with Joe Berger guitar, myself Jon Hammond on Hammond Sk1 combo organ – we will play a Blues session and the classic “Mercy Mercy”, come welcome Koei Tanaka folks! *we played together in Hamamatsu Japan at Suzuki Hall 2 years ago.

Jon Hammond and Koei Tanaka

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:

http://ia700204.us.archive.org/10/items/JonHammondSuzukiWorldHeadquartersInHouseConcertJonHammondPt3of3/SuzukiHeadquarterPart3of3.m4v

Suzuki Concert Part 3 of 3:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Uok7LV6OZk

Last Day 4 NAMM 2012 Jon Hammond Kicking it off soon, some pictures from yesterday Day 3:

Jon Hammond with Bernard Purdie and first timers to NAMM – Tambuzi Carroll of EastBay Jazz Workshop and his brother Thomas, Tam drove
all the way down from Berkeley: L to R: Tambuzi, Thomas, Jon Hammond, Bernard Purdie

2 years ago I played a midnight showcase show with Bernard Purdie at NAMM in the Hilton Lobby – Pocket Funk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afTagFhYOCo

Pocket Funk Bernard Purdie and Friends NAMM + Flash Back 1989

For Flash Back 1989 Mikell’s Pocket Funk Video:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2831189635144040422&hl=en#
Pocket Funk LIVE JON HAMMOND Band w/BERNARD PURDIE at Mikell’s NYC

*Note: Listen to the crowd of mostly musicians actually roar after Joe Berger’s guitar solo! – JH – Hilton Hotel Lobby
Pocket Funk by Jon Hammond © JH INTL ASCAP

Yesterday started out with heavy rain, check out my new smiling frog umbrella with ears…ready to go to show with Sk1 Hammond organ

Ran in to my friend SureWill who is really going places on the Smooth Jazz charts playing with people like Dave Koz, go SureWill!

Jon Hammond with Michael Biwer from Frankfurt Musikmesse!

Jon Hammond with David Mash, Vice President for Technology and Education Outreach at Berklee College of Music

NAMM, Phyllis Pollack, State of The Industry, Hammond Organ Night, 2013, uptick, Anaheim Convention Center

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