Archive for February, 2013

Jon Hammond wedding gig 1971 – Topanga Canyon CA photo courtesy of Bob Fratti

February 28, 2013

Jon Hammond wedding gig 1971 – Topanga Canyon CA photo courtesy of Bob Fratti

http://www.accordionradio.com

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Bernard Purdie Jon Hammond Snappy Cold Duck Funk Time

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http://archive.org/details/BernardPurdieJonHammondSnappyColdDuckFunkTime

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151317857607102

Jon Hammond Band Facebook http://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband

New York NY — Flashback to August 1989 – Bernard Purdie the great fatback studio drummer takes the microphone and dedicates second set to his kids who are in the house to catch Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men – this never-before
seen clip features Bernard and percussionist Chuggy Leslie J. Carter getting super funky on classic Cold Duck Time at Mikell’s at 760 Columbus on corner of 97th Street, there stands a Whole Foods Store nowadays at 760 Columbus Avenue..
Jon Hammond at his 1959 B3 organ
Bernard Purdie drums
Chuggy Carter percussion
Alex Foster alto saxophone
Barry Finnerty guitar
As seen on The Jon Hammond Show cable TV program now in 29th year. *Note: Joe Berger shot this video on my Panasonic PV-430d camcorder – it was one of the first cameras with digital gain boost – you can see when it kicks in and takes on the look of a lit old film, it is an old film now folks – JH — with Leslie J. Carter, Alex Foster, Jon Hammond Band, Bernard Purdie, Alex Foster and Bernard Purdie at 760 Columbus Ave. New York City. — at 760 Columbus Avenue New York City

Pat Petrillo
Wow..Loved Mikell’s..they were cool peeps.. Played there many times..This was a treat THANKS!

Clint Bahr
New York, New York

Massimo Casati

Ethan Khan

Henry Zambrano R
Genova, Italy

Marko Wallace
Producer / Consultant at The Reneri Group

Kostas Aktypis

Aris Tsirekas
Owner at Habitat of the Mountain Dragon

Shedrick Davis

Luna Figliè

Mike Kechula
Northern Arizona University

Leif Wikfeldt

Dimitrios Rizos

Tom Collins
Works at Professional Musician

Baron Raymonde
University of North Texas

Maurizio Li Mandri

Missy Browning
Works at EVERYTHING HAPPENES FOR A REASON

Rob Wolfenden

Dick Backbeat Baars
Amsterdamse Grafische School

Bruno Batderock
Lycée St Aspais

TV and Radio Broadcasting Legend Joe Franklin with Jon Hammond in Joe’s Times Square offices Memory Lane

http://hammondcast.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/tv-and-radio-broadcasting-legend-joe-franklin-with-jon-hammond-in-joes-times-square-offices-memory-lane/
*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: TV and Radio Broadcasting Legend Joe Franklin with Jon Hammond in Joe’s Times Square offices Memory Lane

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http://archive.org/details/Jon_Hammond_Show_Podcast_HammondCast_wJOE_FRANKLIN

Youtube http://youtu.be/jc0z0vV4APk

Frankfurt Germany — Congratulations main men Bernie Capicchiano and Michael, Hammond Sk1 MIPA Award win! Jon Hammond — with Michael Falkenstein

Bernd Boscolo
Works at BoF – die agentur

Jim Roberts
Works at Level 3 Communications

Leroy Harper Jr.
Owner at Soul Power Posse

Jeff Guilford
Birmingham Conservatoire

Tim Neal
Mostly rhythm section and occasional horn section at Self employed hammond player what dabbles in alto saxophone

Ammiel Warner
Works at Luthier For Musos Corner Newcastle

Heide-Katharina Ba

Ed Da

Jörg Joachim Riehle
Berlin, Germany

Made Maker
Weinfelden, Switzerland

Michael Bixler
Blüthner Pianoforte Fabrik at Blüthner Pianoforte Fabrik

Josef Stöhr
Works at Carl Zeiss Lenses

Marco Ballarani
Works at Intesa Sanpaolo

Clemens Cody Gottwald
Parler Gymnasium Schwäbisch Gmünd

Juan Parker

Gregor Stübner
IT-Orga at VR-Bank Langenau

Florian Jöchner
Studio-Abteilung, Verkauf at Musikhaus Thomann

Drawbar Organ
Seminario at Me medesimo

Bäd Hammer

Peter Beck
Works at Selbstständig

Louis Albert
Works at Voith Paper

Caro Ricker
Albeck, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

Dilek Soylu
Urla, Izmir

Martin Schubert

Georg Lell

Sara Laurisch

Simona Billeci

John Glynn

Henry Zschelletzschky
HfV

Lennart Jazztopia

Ina Meredi
Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler”

Big Apple Meat Market Now Open for Business at New Location 529 9th Avenue NYC – Grand Opening Today Folks! Jon Hammond

http://www.yelp.com/biz/big-apple-meat-market-new-york

Peter Nguyen and Jon Hammond Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/the-sound-the-soul-the-summit-ultimate-hammond-all-star-jam-6520933

Youtube http://youtu.be/IQakXA_czpc Photo of Doctor Lonnie Smith at the Hammond Sk2 by Jon Hammond Denny Mack and Scott May – photo: Jon Hammond Chester Thompson flanked by Jon Hammond and Scott May Power Shot L to R: Masato Tomie, Jon Hammond, Scott May, Yu Beniya, Masuo Terada Power Shot L to R: Jon Hammond, Masuo Terada, Shuji Suzuki Drummer Jay Dittamo speaking with Dr. Lonnie Smith on the bandstand, while Leo Stillo checks messages by the console Chester Thompson, Doc Lonnie, Jay Dittamo in action – Jon Hammond

Justice For Jazz Artists: Pay. Pension. Protection. Process.
Now’s The Time!
Mike Camoia (tenor saxophonist) and Rudy Lawless (drums) – Jon Hammond
http://justiceforjazzartists.org/ at Local 802 – Associated Musicians of Greater New York Club Room, excellent! JH — at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM

Jim Wischmeyer Bag End Speakers and Jon Hammond *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Jam at P.Mauriat Stand with Jon Hammond at the organ and horns Spontaneous NAMM Jam Session at P.Mauriat Saxophones and Trumpets stand with some great players – Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ with many great players including Hoai Phuong Nguyen, Alejandro Chiabrando, Juan Alzate, Keyan Williams, Tim Green, Willie Bradley, Jason Palmer, Eddie Baccus Jr., Adam MacBlane – sorry if I missed anybody folks! JH – Special thanks to Alex Mingmann Hsieh, Agnieszka Obrebska – P.Mauriat, Jim Wischmeyer Bag End Speakers http://bagend.com Hammond Suzuki USA and the very kind NAMM Sound Police – see you next year 2014 NAMM and Frankfurt Musikmesse – JH http://www.HammondCast.com P.Mauriat http://www.pmauriatmusic.com http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMJamatP.MauriatStandwithJonHammondattheorganandhorns Yao Shake (謝瑤) and Jon Hammond Hoai Phuong Nguyen (Hoai Phuong)and Jon Hammond Youtube http://youtu.be/0C9HEsN5JGc Saxsbigfan 14 hours ago wow… so excellent performance !!  Go! Go! Go! Go for the sound! Reply · Tsai Susan 14 hours ago It was so exciting to see your play at the NAMM with P Mauriat artists. The live performance was thrilled and joyful. Thank you, Jon. Without you, the NAMM would be less fun!

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Stephen Doc Kupka Interview of Tower of Power with Jon Hammond

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http://archive.org/details/JonHammondSTEPHEN_DOC_KUPKAonHammondCastShow

Jon Hammond with Tower of Power Co-Leader Stephen Doc Kupka

Youtube http://youtu.be/28irWU6A0dM

Stephen ‘Doc’ Kupka co-leader Baritone Saxophonist of Tower of Power and President of Strokeland Records interview with Jon Hammond of HammondCast Show KYOURADIO just prior to Tower of Power 40th Anniversary Fillmore Show in San Francisco. Doc and Jon speaking about the history of his career in TOP and writing with Frank Biner, Frank’s last recordings on his album for Strokeland “Bumped Up to First Class”, “Doc Goes Hollywood”, memories of Bill Graham and much more
http://www.HammondCast.com

Day 1 Winter NAMM 2013

*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

*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 Band
and Many More!

*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..

Gina Reder and Rudy Lawless – Local 802 Monday Night Jazz Session

Michael Guilford the great left-handed jazz and rock bassist with Jon Hammond at Local 802

Jon Hammond and Donald Duck Bailey

Youtube http://youtu.be/dzLq5VlmxzM

Donald Duck Bailey legendary jazz drummer and harmonica recording artist here, performing on Fathers Day 2011 at The Tunnell Rehabilitation Center in San Francisco and interview with Jon Hammond of HammondCast. Concert sponsored by Jazz Foundation of America, Donald Duck Bailey drums & harmonica, Dewayne Oakley bs, Christopher L. Clarke tpt., Wayne Anderson gtr., camera: Jennifer and Jon Hammond – Special Thanks Stuart Cohen Director of Activities The Tunnell Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare SF CA, Marianne Pillsbury Jazz Foundation of America

snappy, duck, mikell’s, topanga canyon, accordion, 1971, photo, courtesy of, bob fratti, jazz, blues, suzuki, organ, local 802, bernard purdie

TV and Radio Broadcasting Legend Joe Franklin with Jon Hammond in Joe’s Times Square offices Memory Lane

February 28, 2013

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: TV and Radio Broadcasting Legend Joe Franklin with Jon Hammond in Joe’s Times Square offices Memory Lane

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http://archive.org/details/Jon_Hammond_Show_Podcast_HammondCast_wJOE_FRANKLIN

Youtube http://youtu.be/jc0z0vV4APk

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/joe-franklin-up-late-hammondcast-kyou-radio-2297428

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Joe Franklin in Memory Lane photo by Jon Hammond Joe Franklin “King Of Nostalgia” Host of Radio & TV who’s guests have been entertainers like Bill Cosby to legends like Bing Crosby, Charlie Chaplin, John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Cary Grant, John Lennon, here with Jon Hammond on Jon’s daily HammondCast Show on KYOU Radio live in Joe Franklin’s office known as “Memory Lane”. Enjoy! – JH

Frankfurt Germany — Congratulations main men Bernie and Michael, Hammond Sk1 MIPA Award win! Jon Hammond

— with Michael Falkenstein and Bernie Capicchiano

Ammiel Warner ·
Truely deserved ! Well done guys

Bernd Boscolo
Works at BoF – die agentur

Jim Roberts
Works at Level 3 Communications

Leroy Harper Jr.
Owner at Soul Power Posse

Jeff Guilford
Birmingham Conservatoire

Tim Neal
Mostly rhythm section and occasional horn section at Self employed hammond player what dabbles in alto saxophone

Henry Zschelletzschky
HfV

Drawbar Organ
Seminario at Me medesimo

Simona Billeci

John Glynn

Ammiel Warner
Works at Luthier For Musos Corner Newcastle

Sara Laurisch

Peter Beck
Works at Selbstständig

Juan Parker

Ina Meredi
Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler”

Gregor Stübner
IT-Orga at VR-Bank Langenau

Michael Bixler
Blüthner Pianoforte Fabrik at Blüthner Pianoforte Fabrik

Ed Da

Louis Albert
Works at Voith Paper

Marco Ballarani
Works at Intesa Sanpaolo

Big Apple Meat Market re-opening 7AM tomorrow at their new location – 529 9th Ave. NYC – Jon Hammond

http://www.yelp.com/biz/big-apple-meat-market-new-york

Soon I Will Be Free – Jon Hammond Band in Louisville Kentucky
Alex Budman tenor saxophone
John Bishop guitar
Ronnie Smith Jr. drums
Jon Hammond organ

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/soon-i-will-be-free-jon-hammond-band-in-louisville-kentucky-6308387

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ASCAP JH INTL — with Jon Hammond Band at lousiville, kentucky

Jon Hammond on the Sound Soul Summit NAMM Jam at Hilton Hotel Lobby in Anaheim California
http://laterent.blogspot.com/2013/02/sound-soul-summit-namm-jam.html

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: The Sound The Soul The Summit Ultimate Hammond All-Star Jam
http://archive.org/details/JonHammondTheSoundTheSoulTheSummitUltimateHammondAll-StarJam/ Kicking it off in the Hilton Anaheim Lobby at Winter NAMM 2013 on the first ever Hammond Organ night – Introduced by Master of Ceremonies Scott May: Dr. Lonnie Smith, Chester Thompson, Larry Goldings with Jay Dittamo drums, Jack Maher guitar – mix by Denny Mack. Jon Hammond Band playing “Late Rent” theme song of The Jon Hammond Show TV program. On Jon’s band: Donny Baldwin drums (from Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, Jefferson Starship), Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the New B3 Portable Organ. http://www.HammondCast.com/
*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Jam at P.Mauriat Stand with Jon Hammond at the organ and horns Spontaneous NAMM Jam Session at P.Mauriat Saxophones and Trumpets stand with some great players – Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ with many great players including Hoai Phuong Nguyen, Alejandro Chiabrando, Juan Alzate, Keyan Williams, Tim Green, Willie Bradley, Jason Palmer, Eddie Baccus Jr., Adam MacBlane – sorry if I missed anybody folks! JH – Special thanks to Alex Mingmann Hsieh, Agnieszka Obrebska – P.Mauriat, Jim Wischmeyer Bag End Speakers http://bagend.com/ Hammond Suzuki USA and the very kind NAMM Sound Police – see you next year 2014 NAMM and Frankfurt Musikmesse – JH http://www.HammondCast.com/ P.Mauriat http://www.pmauriatmusic.com/

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMJamatP.MauriatStandwithJonHammondattheorganandhorns

Youtube http://youtu.be/0C9HEsN5JGc

Saxsbigfan 14 hours ago wow… so excellent performance !! Go! Go! Go! Go for the sound! Reply · Tsai Susan 14 hours ago It was so exciting to see your play at the NAMM with P Mauriat artists. The live performance was thrilled and joyful. Thank you, Jon. Without you, the NAMM would be less fun! Reply · A MH 14 hours ago Definitely, Jon deserves to have a big hugs and applauses…,whatsoever.. Jon’s LIVE performance at PM’s booth before ending NAMM ,which has been sparked a great highlights and memories to everybody, although ,it’s only a whirlwind of 30 minutes jam sessions, but that’s one of our historic treasure ,also to NAMM. We feel proudly to say “thanks you, Jon! those music makes people crazy and joyful time until the last minutes at NAMM, Jan. 27.2013 Go for the sound!! see you in 2014 Reply · A MH 14 hours ago Definitely, Jon deserves to have a big hugs and applauses…,whatsoever..

Jon’s LIVE performance at PM’s booth before ending NAMM ,which has been sparked a great highlights and memories to everybody, although ,it’s only a whirlwind of 30 minutes jam sessions, but that’s one of our historic treasure ,also to NAMM. We feel proudly to say “thanks you, Jon! those music makes people crazy and joyful time until the last minutes at NAMM, Jan. 27.2013 Go for the sound!! Reply · Tsai Susan 14 hours ago I was so excited to see your play at the NAMM with P Mauriat artists. It was live and thrilled. Thank you, Jon. Without you, the NAMM will be less fun! Agnieszka Obrebska Thank you Jon. It was an amazing pleasure for all of us from PM and our visitors and artists to host you and listen to your music at P. Mauriat booth. Hope you had a good time with us as well! Take care and see you soon somewhere around the world! Hoai Phuong Nguyen Oh Thank you Jon Hammond so much for tagging me this video. I had a great time. Can’t wait till next time to play with you again. Alex Mingmann Hsieh Jon Hammond is NAMM’s treasure, let us go ahead to celebrate big year with big show in the upcoming FMS, 2013 14 hours ago · Hoai Phuong Nguyen Thank you Mr. Hsieh for letting us try those saxophones out. 14 hours ago · Alex Mingmann Hsieh you are most welcome!! go for the sound!!see you at NAMM,2014 Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/namm-jam-at-p-mauriat-stand-with-jon-hammond-at-the-organ-and-horns-6518179 – JH — at Hilton Anaheim

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: The Sound The Soul The Summit Ultimate Hammond All-Star Jam Jon Hammond and Dr. Lonnie Smith at Winter NAMM 2013 http://archive.org/details/JonHammondTheSoundTheSoulTheSummitUltimateHammondAll-StarJam/ Kicking it off in the Hilton Anaheim Lobby at Winter NAMM 2013 on the first ever Hammond Organ night – Introduced by Master of Ceremonies Scott May: Dr. Lonnie Smith, Chester Thompson, Larry Goldings with Jay Dittamo drums, Jack Maher guitar – mix by Denny Mack. Jon Hammond Band playing “Late Rent” theme song of The Jon Hammond Show TV program. On Jon’s band: Donny Baldwin drums (from Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, Jefferson Starship), Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the New B3 Portable Organ. http://www.HammondCast.com Special thanks Hammond Suzuki USA, Peter Nguyen, NAMM and Hilton Hotel Anaheim Peter Nguyen and Jon Hammond Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/the-sound-the-soul-the-summit-ultimate-hammond-all-star-jam-6520933

Youtube http://youtu.be/IQakXA_czpc Photo of Doctor Lonnie Smith at the Hammond Sk2 by Jon Hammond Denny Mack and Scott May – photo: Jon Hammond Chester Thompson flanked by Jon Hammond and Scott May Power Shot L to R: Masato Tomie, Jon Hammond, Scott May, Yu Beniya, Masuo Terada Power Shot L to R: Jon Hammond, Masuo Terada, Shuji Suzuki Drummer Jay Dittamo speaking with Dr. Lonnie Smith on the bandstand, while Leo Stillo checks messages by the console Chester Thompson, Doc Lonnie, Jay Dittamo in action – Jon Hammond

Justice For Jazz Artists: Pay. Pension. Protection. Process.
Now’s The Time!
Mike Camoia (tenor saxophonist) and Rudy Lawless (drums) – Jon Hammond
http://justiceforjazzartists.org/ at Local 802 – Associated Musicians of Greater New York Club Room, excellent! JH — at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM

Jim Wischmeyer Bag End Speakers and Jon Hammond *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Jam at P.Mauriat Stand with Jon Hammond at the organ and horns Spontaneous NAMM Jam Session at P.Mauriat Saxophones and Trumpets stand with some great players – Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ with many great players including Hoai Phuong Nguyen, Alejandro Chiabrando, Juan Alzate, Keyan Williams, Tim Green, Willie Bradley, Jason Palmer, Eddie Baccus Jr., Adam MacBlane – sorry if I missed anybody folks! JH – Special thanks to Alex Mingmann Hsieh, Agnieszka Obrebska – P.Mauriat, Jim Wischmeyer Bag End Speakers http://bagend.com Hammond Suzuki USA and the very kind NAMM Sound Police – see you next year 2014 NAMM and Frankfurt Musikmesse – JH http://www.HammondCast.com P.Mauriat http://www.pmauriatmusic.com http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMJamatP.MauriatStandwithJonHammondattheorganandhorns Yao Shake (謝瑤) and Jon Hammond Hoai Phuong Nguyen (Hoai Phuong)and Jon Hammond Youtube http://youtu.be/0C9HEsN5JGc Saxsbigfan 14 hours ago wow… so excellent performance !!  Go! Go! Go! Go for the sound! Reply · Tsai Susan 14 hours ago It was so exciting to see your play at the NAMM with P Mauriat artists. The live performance was thrilled and joyful. Thank you, Jon. Without you, the NAMM would be less fun!

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Stephen Doc Kupka Interview of Tower of Power with Jon Hammond

Downloaded 381 times

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondSTEPHEN_DOC_KUPKAonHammondCastShow

Jon Hammond with Tower of Power Co-Leader Stephen Doc Kupka

Youtube http://youtu.be/28irWU6A0dM

Stephen ‘Doc’ Kupka co-leader Baritone Saxophonist of Tower of Power and President of Strokeland Records interview with Jon Hammond of HammondCast Show KYOURADIO just prior to Tower of Power 40th Anniversary Fillmore Show in San Francisco. Doc and Jon speaking about the history of his career in TOP and writing with Frank Biner, Frank’s last recordings on his album for Strokeland “Bumped Up to First Class”, “Doc Goes Hollywood”, memories of Bill Graham and much more
http://www.HammondCast.com

Day 1 Winter NAMM 2013

*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

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

Downloaded 123 times

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 Band
and Many More!

*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..

Gina Reder and Rudy Lawless – Local 802 Monday Night Jazz Session

Michael Guilford the great left-handed jazz and rock bassist with Jon Hammond at Local 802

Jon Hammond and Donald Duck Bailey

Youtube http://youtu.be/dzLq5VlmxzM

Donald Duck Bailey legendary jazz drummer and harmonica recording artist here, performing on Fathers Day 2011 at The Tunnell Rehabilitation Center in San Francisco and interview with Jon Hammond of HammondCast. Concert sponsored by Jazz Foundation of America, Donald Duck Bailey drums & harmonica, Dewayne Oakley bs, Christopher L. Clarke tpt., Wayne Anderson gtr., camera: Jennifer and Jon Hammond – Special Thanks Stuart Cohen Director of Activities The Tunnell Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare SF CA, Marianne Pillsbury Jazz Foundation of America

TV, Radio Legend, Joe Franklin, Memory, Bloomberg, Local 802, Musicians Union, Duo Session last night, Jon Hammond, Jazz, Blues

Sound Soul Summit NAMM Jam

February 27, 2013

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: The Sound The Soul The Summit Ultimate Hammond All-Star Jam Jon Hammond and Dr. Lonnie Smith at Winter NAMM 2013 http://archive.org/details/JonHammondTheSoundTheSoulTheSummitUltimateHammondAll-StarJam/ Kicking it off in the Hilton Anaheim Lobby at Winter NAMM 2013 on the first ever Hammond Organ night – Introduced by Master of Ceremonies Scott May: Dr. Lonnie Smith, Chester Thompson, Larry Goldings with Jay Dittamo drums, Jack Maher guitar – mix by Denny Mack. Jon Hammond Band playing “Late Rent” theme song of The Jon Hammond Show TV program. On Jon’s band: Donny Baldwin drums (from Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, Jefferson Starship), Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the New B3 Portable Organ. http://www.HammondCast.com Special thanks Hammond Suzuki USA, Peter Nguyen, NAMM and Hilton Hotel Anaheim Peter Nguyen and Jon Hammond Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/the-sound-the-soul-the-summit-ultimate-hammond-all-star-jam-6520933

Youtube http://youtu.be/IQakXA_czpc Photo of Doctor Lonnie Smith at the Hammond Sk2 by Jon Hammond Denny Mack and Scott May – photo: Jon Hammond Chester Thompson flanked by Jon Hammond and Scott May Power Shot L to R: Masato Tomie, Jon Hammond, Scott May, Yu Beniya, Masuo Terada Power Shot L to R: Jon Hammond, Masuo Terada, Shuji Suzuki Drummer Jay Dittamo speaking with Dr. Lonnie Smith on the bandstand, while Leo Stillo checks messages by the console Chester Thompson, Doc Lonnie, Jay Dittamo in action – Jon Hammond

Justice For Jazz Artists: Pay. Pension. Protection. Process.
Now’s The Time!
Mike Camoia (tenor saxophonist) and Rudy Lawless (drums) – Jon Hammond
http://justiceforjazzartists.org/ at Local 802 – Associated Musicians of Greater New York Club Room, excellent! JH — at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM

Jim Wischmeyer Bag End Speakers and Jon Hammond *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Jam at P.Mauriat Stand with Jon Hammond at the organ and horns Spontaneous NAMM Jam Session at P.Mauriat Saxophones and Trumpets stand with some great players – Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ with many great players including Hoai Phuong Nguyen, Alejandro Chiabrando, Juan Alzate, Keyan Williams, Tim Green, Willie Bradley, Jason Palmer, Eddie Baccus Jr., Adam MacBlane – sorry if I missed anybody folks! JH – Special thanks to Alex Mingmann Hsieh, Agnieszka Obrebska – P.Mauriat, Jim Wischmeyer Bag End Speakers http://bagend.com Hammond Suzuki USA and the very kind NAMM Sound Police – see you next year 2014 NAMM and Frankfurt Musikmesse – JH http://www.HammondCast.com P.Mauriat http://www.pmauriatmusic.com http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMJamatP.MauriatStandwithJonHammondattheorganandhorns Yao Shake (謝瑤) and Jon Hammond Hoai Phuong Nguyen (Hoai Phuong)and Jon Hammond Youtube http://youtu.be/0C9HEsN5JGc Saxsbigfan 14 hours ago wow… so excellent performance !!  Go! Go! Go! Go for the sound! Reply · Tsai Susan 14 hours ago It was so exciting to see your play at the NAMM with P Mauriat artists. The live performance was thrilled and joyful. Thank you, Jon. Without you, the NAMM would be less fun! Reply · A MH 14 hours ago Definitely, Jon deserves to have a big hugs and applauses…,whatsoever.. Jon’s LIVE performance at PM’s booth before ending NAMM ,which has been sparked a great highlights and memories to everybody, although ,it’s only a whirlwind of 30 minutes jam sessions, but that’s one of our historic treasure ,also to NAMM. We feel proudly to say “thanks you, Jon! those music makes people crazy and joyful time until the last minutes at NAMM, Jan. 27.2013 Go for the sound!! see you in 2014 Reply · A MH 14 hours ago Definitely, Jon deserves to have a big hugs and applauses…,whatsoever.. Jon’s LIVE performance at PM’s booth before ending NAMM ,which has been sparked a great highlights and memories to everybody, although ,it’s only a whirlwind of 30 minutes jam sessions, but that’s one of our historic treasure ,also to NAMM. We feel proudly to say “thanks you, Jon! those music makes people crazy and joyful time until the last minutes at NAMM, Jan. 27.2013 Go for the sound!! Reply · Tsai Susan 14 hours ago I was so excited to see your play at the NAMM with P Mauriat artists. It was live and thrilled. Thank you, Jon. Without you, the NAMM will be less fun! Agnieszka Obrebska Thank you Jon. It was an amazing pleasure for all of us from PM and our visitors and artists to host you and listen to your music at P. Mauriat booth. Hope you had a good time with us as well! Take care and see you soon somewhere around the world! Hoai Phuong Nguyen Oh Thank you Jon Hammond so much for tagging me this video. I had a great time. Can’t wait till next time to play with you again. Alex Mingmann Hsieh Jon Hammond is NAMM’s treasure, let us go ahead to celebrate big year with big show in the upcoming FMS, 2013 14 hours ago · Hoai Phuong Nguyen Thank you Mr. Hsieh for letting us try those saxophones out. 14 hours ago · Alex Mingmann Hsieh you are most welcome!! go for the sound!!see you at NAMM,2014 Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/namm-jam-at-p-mauriat-stand-with-jon-hammond-at-the-organ-and-horns-6518179

Duo Session last night with great Richard Clements piano Jon Hammond at Organ 802 bandstand Like magic every time – Richard Clements and Jon Hammond last night Rudy Lawless (drums) and Jon Hammond Bob Cunningham bass and Rich on congas Mike Camoia tenor sax and Bob Cunningham bass Rich on congas and Greg Bandy drums Jon Hammond at 802 bandstand *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Joe Franklin Jon Hammond Movie http://archive.org/details/Jon_Hammond_Show_Podcast_HammondCast_wJOE_FRANKLIN Manhattan by Night — Apple Store Fifth Avenue, the 24 hour store that never sleeps in the City that never sleeps – photo by the organ player that never sleeps – Jon Hammond *cleaning the computers, from all the people touching them with their germ fingers all day long – must be disinfected, especially with Flu Epidemic in progress! – JH — at Apple Store – Fifth Avenue Manhattan by Night — Apple Store Fifth Avenue – Jon Hammond http://www.apple.com/retail/fifthavenue/ Apple Store Fifth Avenue 767 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10153 Store hours: 24/7, 365 days a year Today, January 13, 2013 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Getting Started with a Mac Got a new Mac? Thinking about getting one? Learn how easy it is to use a Mac at this workshop. We’ll show you the basics of setting up your… Read more Workshop is full1 1:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Getting Started with iCloud iCloud is a service from Apple that stores your music, photos, apps, and documents—and then wirelessly pushes them to all your devices so yo… Read more Workshop is full1 2:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Daily Productivity At this workshop, we’ll show you how to get and stay organized every day using built-in applications on your Mac. Learn how easy it is to ma… Read more Workshop is full 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Getting Started with iPad See why iPad is the best way to surf the web, check emails, read books and more. Discover iOS 6, the foundation of iPad, with its easy-to-us… Read more Workshop is full2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Going Further with iPad You’ve mastered the basics of iPad and you’re ready for more. Hear about some of the top features of iOS 6, as well as the benefits of using… Read more Workshop is full3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Getting Started with iMovie for Mac With iMovie on a Mac, you can turn your home videos into your all-time favorite films. At this workshop, we’ll show you the basics of import… Read more Workshop is full — at Apple Store – Fifth Avenue The Mannequin on the Right in image 1 is trying to copy Jon Hammond’s original tailor made jacket, made for me by my friend William Hu the famous Designer Tailor in Shanghai – image 2, Hammond wearing jacket with Bonnie – cool jacket! Manhattan by Night — Louis Vuitton Store Window du jour – Jon Hammond Louis’ Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/louis-vuitton-new-york-2 and relaxation wear are made with soft, luxurious… read more » 44 reviews for Louis Vuitton

Atlanta GA — Army Blues “Pershing’s Own” with Wycliffe Gordon – incredible smokin’ concert last night at 4th Annual JEN Jazz Education Network Conference 2013 – Jon Hammond — with Wycliffe Gordon at Hyatt Regency Atlanta 2 of my favorite musician Bob’s: Bassist Bob Cranshaw and tenor saxophonist Bob Mintzer in Atlanta GA at the 4th annual JEN Jazz Education Network Conference – Jon Hammond Jon Hammond and Frank Alkyer at the very prestigious DownBeat Magazine Stand at 4th annual JEN Jazz Education Network Conference – Atlanta GA http://www.namm.org/nammu/presenters/frank-alkyer Frank Alkyer is the publisher of DownBeat, Music Inc. and UpBeat Daily magazines–all produced by Maher Publications, a family-owned company based in Elmhurst, Ill. He joined the company as editorial director in 1989 and he was named associate publisher in 1992 and publisher in 2003. Alkyer began his career as a newspaper reporter. In the early 1980s, he served as statehouse reporter for the Youngstown Vindicator in Youngstown, Ohio. He then served as a general assignment reporter for the Jersey Journal in Jersey City, New Jersey, where he covered everything from police and city hall to entertainment and business. He is a founding board member of Jazz Alliance International and the Jazz Education Network as well as an advisory board member of the Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz and the Litchfield Jazz Festival. He is also a member of American Society of Business Publication Editors. He has proudly hosted Best In Show at NAMM since its inception in 2005. Alkyer lives in the Chicago area with his wife and daughter. Every now and again, he still finds time to go into the basement and play a little guitar. He plans to get really good when he retires in about 30 years and has more time. Teruo Goto Works at Dirty old Musician Elizabeth Levy Works at 3rd satellite from our Sun Joe Berger King at Self employed Gale Nudelman Works at Gap Lori Helfand The Ohio State University Andrew Hadro Musician at Freelance Gary Burton Entertainment at ABC News Radio Dalya Azaria Katherine White The Ohio State University Pete Gamber Educational Rep Southern California at Music & Arts Sue Neely Hagedorn Albion College Mark J Williamson Owner/ President at Williamson Music Co. John Hasse Curator of American Music at Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History Tom Olsen Marietta, Georgia Yoichiro Hamahara 代表取締役 at 株式会社エス・ディ・アイ Shari Giddens Helmer Hod HaSharon Katie Maher Once upon a time at Maher Publications aka Down Beat The great Brazilian bassist Nilson Matta thanking the owner of the beautiful seasoned acoustic bass, before playing the hell out of it “Samba Meets Jazz!” at 4th annual JEN Jazz Education Network Conference – Atlanta GA http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nilson_Matta Nilson Matta is a premier Brazilian bassist and composer. He has been based in New York City since 1985. He is also known for his work with Trio Da Paz, Don Pullen African Brazilian Connection, Joe Henderson, Yo Yo Ma and Nilson Matta’s Brazilian Voyage. Nilson’s latest project, called Nilson Matta’s Brazilian Voyage, is an exciting group playing many of Matta’s original songs mixed with Brazilian standards. For this album, Nilson called Harry Allen, Anne Drummond, Klaus Mueller, Ze Mauricio and Mauricio Zotterelli into the studio. The album, produced by Nilson and Luisa Matta is dedicated to his native country of Brazil. It literally takes the listener on a “Brazilian Voyage” through the many regions of that country. Jon Hammond, bassist Bob Cranshaw, trumpeter Blake Martin at Local 802 Musicians Union stand at 4th annual JEN Jazz Education Network Conference – Bob Cranshaw’s career career spans the heyday of Blue Note Records to his recent involvement with the Musicians Union – known to many as long-time bassist on Sesame Street TV Show – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Cranshaw Melbourne R. “Bob” Cranshaw (born December 10, 1932, in Evanston, Illinois) is an American jazz bassist. His career spans the heyday of Blue Note Records to his recent involvement with the Musicians Union. He is perhaps best known for his long association with Sonny Rollins. Cranshaw has been in Rollins’s working band on and off for almost five decades

Duo Session last night with great Richard Clements piano Jon Hammond at Organ 802 bandstand

February 26, 2013

Duo Session last night with great Richard Clements piano Jon Hammond at Organ 802 bandstand

Like magic every time – Richard Clements and Jon Hammond last night

Rudy Lawless (drums) and Jon Hammond

Bob Cunningham bass and Rich on congas

Mike Camoia tenor sax and Bob Cunningham bass

Rich on congas and Greg Bandy drums

Jon Hammond at 802 bandstand

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Joe Franklin Jon Hammond Movie

http://archive.org/details/Jon_Hammond_Show_Podcast_HammondCast_wJOE_FRANKLIN

Manhattan by Night — Apple Store Fifth Avenue, the 24 hour store that never sleeps in the City that never sleeps – photo by the organ player that never sleeps

– Jon Hammond
*cleaning the computers, from all the people touching them with their germ fingers all day long – must be disinfected, especially with Flu Epidemic in progress! – JH — at Apple Store – Fifth Avenue

Manhattan by Night — Apple Store Fifth Avenue – Jon Hammond

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See why iPad is the best way to surf the web, check emails, read books and more. Discover iOS 6, the foundation of iPad, with its easy-to-us… Read more
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The Mannequin on the Right in image 1 is trying to copy Jon Hammond’s original tailor made jacket, made for me by my friend William Hu the famous Designer Tailor in Shanghai – image 2, Hammond wearing jacket with Bonnie

– cool jacket!

Manhattan by Night — Louis Vuitton Store Window du jour – Jon Hammond
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12/29/2012
Such a beautiful store with all the handbags, shoes, clothing you really can’t get unless you’re in Orange County. My friend and I came in to looking at all the beautiful items including purses, shoes, clothing…you name it. They also had a pair or shades the actually looked great which I haven’t had much luck in the past. This is the ultimate store for all Louis Vuitton items. If you see it in a catalog, most likely they’ll have it here.

One big issue is getting the attention of the sales associates. There are many tourist who gobble up many if not all the sales associates so you do need to flag them down if you want service. Customers are fairly aggressive with making themselves known, so you will need to do your part and somewhat be aggressive with getting service. As long as you are patient yet persistent, you will get their attention. Also it helps to look the part and dress well.

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Came in, could not get anyone to check us out and left. Must have been my after shave. Went back later and got what we needed, but whats up with that? The subway at 5th and 60th is a jog away.

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Wonderful products don’t need good service. Management of the company is very smart to know that. This particular shop is designed to serve foreign tourists. You need to beg for a sales person to deal with you and have to make a line to pay.

HORRIBLE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE.

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Horrible customer service and snotty sales associates.

It’s not like I’d ever spend money on an ugly canvas bag with monogram letters all over it. My friend had bought a $1500 LV bag then decided the bag she bought was a bit large. She wanted to exchange it 2 days later and the manager told her no because the bag had some imaginary scratches on it.

I looked hard and didn’t see a thing. I know my friend had not wore the bag at all because she was staying at my house from out of town. She barely even touched the damn bag. The manager offered her no other accommodations. It’s not like she wanted to even return it for her money back, she just wanted a different bag.

I don’t understand how a company can be a so called luxury brand and it can’t even provide basic retail service. Screw them and their silly canvas bags.

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If you call in: the service is exceptional. They’re really great to talk to and try to be very helpful, and sometimes they are (it’s not their problem what I’m looking for is never in stock!) – but they’re always very pleasant, very professional conversations.

In person: that store is a ring of hell. The customer service is non-existent, especially in comparison to other LV stores/boutiques in the city where they bend over backwards to help you in any way they can. (Seriously – why go to this flagship, unless you’re a tourist looking for the ‘LV experience’ when you can go seven blocks down to Saks which has SUPERIOR service?) Today the guy told me there is one of what I was looking for at Saks, so I call Saks on the walk, and they didn’t have it — she asked if he called other locations, I say that he hadn’t, she was shocked and made phone calls for me, knowing full well I wouldn’t be buying it from her (or Saks) if another store had it in stock. That is true customer service.

Otherwise, the store is pretty, but the merchandise numbers seem low… and it is crawling with tourists, which comes with the territory.

Manhattan by Night — Louis Vuitton Store at the power corner of 57th Street and Fifth Avenue – Jon Hammond

Louis Vuitton Wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Vuitton
Louis Vuitton Malletier, commonly referred to as Louis Vuitton (/ˈluːiː vwiːˈtɒn/; French: [lwi vɥi’tɔ̃]), or shortened to LV, is a French fashion house founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton. The label’s LV monogram appears on most of its products, ranging from luxury trunks and leather goods to ready-to-wear, shoes, watches, jewelry, accessories, sunglasses, and books. Louis Vuitton is one of the world’s leading international fashion houses; it sells its products through standalone boutiques, lease departments in high-end department stores, and through the e-commerce section of its website.[3][4] For six consecutive years (2006–2012) Louis Vuitton has been named the world’s most valuable luxury brand. Its 2012 valuation is 25.9 billion USD.
Division of holding company (LVMH)
Industry Retail
Founded 1854
Founder(s) Lois Vuitton
Headquarters Paris, France
Key people yves carcelle[1] (Chairman & CEO)
Marc Jacobs (Artistic Director)
Kim Jones (lead designer of menswear)
Products Luxury goods
Revenue €2.5 billion (2011)[2]
Parent LVMH
Website louisvuitton.com
Founding to World War II
See also: Louis Vuitton (designer)
The Louis Vuitton label was founded by Vuitton in 1854 on Rue Neuve des Capucines in Paris, France.[6] Louis Vuitton had observed that the HJ Cave Osilite[7] trunk could be easily stacked and in 1858, Vuitton introduced his flat-bottom trunks with trianon canvas, making them lightweight and airtight.[6] Before the introduction of Vuitton’s trunks, rounded-top trunks were used, generally to promote water run off, and thus could not be stacked. It was Vuitton’s gray Trianon canvas flat trunk that allowed the ability to stack with ease for voyages. Many other luggagemakers imitated LV’s style and design.[4]
File:Famille-Vuitton. 1888.jpg
In the courtyard of the Vuitton workshops in Asnières, Paris, c. 1888, Louis, Georges and Gaston L. Vuitton (seated on a Bed trunk)
In 1867, the company participated in the universal exhibition in Paris.[6] To protect against the duplication of his look, Vuitton changed the Trianon design to a beige and brown stripes design in 1876.[4] By 1885, the company opened its first store in London on Oxford Street.[6] Soon thereafter, due to the continuing imitation of his look, in 1888, Vuitton created the Damier Canvas pattern, which bore a logo that reads “marque L. Vuitton déposée”, which translates into “L. Vuitton registered trademark”. In 1892, Louis Vuitton died, and the company’s management passed to his son.[4][6]

Advert for Louis Vuitton luggage, 1898.
After the death of his father, Georges Vuitton began a campaign to build the company into a worldwide corporation, exhibiting the company’s products at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. In 1896, the company launched the signature Monogram Canvas and made the worldwide patents on it.[4][6] Its graphic symbols, including quatrefoils and flowers (as well as the LV monogram), were based on the trend of using Japanese and Oriental designs in the late Victorian era. The patents later proved to be successful in stopping counterfeiting. In this same year, Georges traveled to the United States, where he toured cities such as New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago, selling Vuitton products. In 1901, the Louis Vuitton Company introduced the Steamer Bag, a smaller piece of luggage designed to be kept inside Vuitton luggage trunks.
By 1913, the Louis Vuitton Building opened on the Champs-Elysees. It was the largest travel-goods store in the world at the time. Stores also opened in New York, Bombay, Washington, London, Alexandria, and Buenos Aires as World War I began. Afterwards, in 1930, the Keepall bag was introduced. During 1932, LV introduced the Noé bag. This bag was originally made for champagne vintners to transport bottles. Soon thereafter, the Louis Vuitton Speedy bag was introduced (both are still manufactured today).[6] In 1936 Georges Vuitton died, and his son, Gaston-Louis Vuitton, assumed control of the company.[6]
During World War II, Louis Vuitton collaborated with the Nazis during the German occupation of France. The French book Louis Vuitton, A French Saga, authored by French journalist Stephanie Bonvicini and published by Paris-based Editions Fayard[8] tells how members of the Vuitton family actively aided the puppet government led by Marshal Philippe Pétain and increased their wealth from their business affairs with the Germans. The family set up a factory dedicated to producing artifacts glorifying Pétain, including more than 2,500 busts.
Caroline Babulle, a spokeswoman for the publisher, Fayard, said: “They have not contested anything in the book, but they are trying to bury it by pretending it doesn’t exist.”[9] Responding to the book’s release in 2004, a spokesman for LVMH said: “This is ancient history. The book covers a period when it was family-run and long before it became part of LVMH. We are diverse, tolerant and all the things a modern company should be.”[9] An LVMH spokesman told the satirical magazine Le Canard Enchainé: “We don’t deny the facts, but regrettably the author has exaggerated the Vichy episode. We haven’t put any pressure on anyone. If the journalists want to censor themselves, then that suits us fine.” That publication was the only French periodical to mention the book, LVMH is the country’s biggest advertiser in the press.[9]
[edit]1945 through 2000
See also: Louis Vuitton Cup, America’s Cup, and LVMH

Louis Vuitton store in Nicosia, Cyprus
During this period, Louis Vuitton incorporated its leather into most of its products, ranging from small purses and wallets to larger pieces of luggage. In order to broaden its line, the company revamped its signature Monogram Canvas in 1959[6] to make it more supple, allowing it to be used for purses, bags, and wallets. It is believed that in the 1920s, counterfeiting returned as a greater issue to continue on into the 21st century.[4] In 1966, the Papillon was launched (a cylindrical bag that is still popular today). By 1977 with annual revenue up to 70 million Francs ($14.27 million US$).[10] A year later, the label opened its first stores in Japan: in Tokyo and Osaka. In 1983, the company joined with America’s Cup to form the Louis Vuitton Cup, a preliminary competition (known as an eliminatory regatta) for the yacht race. Louis Vuitton later expanded its presence in Asia with the opening of a store in Taipei, Taiwan in 1983 and Seoul, South Korea in 1984. In the following year, 1985, the Epi leather line was introduced.[6]
1987 saw the creation of LVMH.[6] Moët et Chandon and Hennessy, leading manufacturers of champagne and cognac, merged respectively with Louis Vuitton to form the luxury goods conglomerate. Profits for 1988 were reported to have been up by 49% more than in 1987. By 1989, Louis Vuitton came to operate 130 stores worldwide.[6] Entering the 1990s, Yves Carcelle was named president of LV, and in 1992, his brand opened its first Chinese location at the Palace Hotel in Beijing. Further products became introduced such as the Taiga leather line in 1993, and the literature collection of Voyager Avec… in 1994. In 1996, the celebration of the Centennial of the Monogram Canvas was held in seven cities worldwide.[6]
In 1997, Louis Vuitton made Marc Jacobs its Artistic Director.[11] In March of the following year, he designed and introduced the company’s first “prêt-à-porter” line of clothing for men and women. Also in this year products introduced included the Monogram Vernis line, the LV scrapbooks, and the Louis Vuitton City Guide.[6]
The last events in the 20th century were the release of the mini monogram line in 1999, the opening of the first store in Africa in Marrakech, Morocco in 2000, and finally the auction at the International Film Festival in Venice, Italy, where the vanity case “amfAR” designed by Sharon Stone was sold with the proceeds going to The Foundation for AIDS Research (also in 2000).[6]
[edit]2001 to present day

The store on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue.

A Louis Vuitton boutique in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, in Milan, Italy.
By 2001, Stephen Sprouse, in collaboration with Marc Jacobs, designed a limited-edition line of Vuitton bags[6] that featured graffiti written over the monogram pattern. The graffiti read Louis Vuitton and, on certain bags, the name of the bag (such as Keepall and Speedy). Certain pieces, which featured the graffiti without the Monogram Canvas background, were only available on Louis Vuitton’s V.I.P. customer list. Jacobs also created the charm bracelet, the first ever piece of jewelry from LV, within the same year.[6]
In 2002, the Tambour watch collection was introduced.[6] During this year, the LV building in Tokyo’s Ginza district was opened, and the brand collaborated with Bob Wilson[disambiguation needed] for its Christmas windows sceneography. In 2003, Takashi Murakami,[6] in collaboration with Marc Jacobs, masterminded the new Monogram Multicolore canvas range of handbags and accessories. This range included the monograms of the standard Monogram Canvas, but in 33 different colors on either a white or black background. (The classic canvas features gold monograms on a brown background.) Murakami also created the Cherry Blossom pattern, in which smiling cartoon faces in the middle of pink and yellow flowers were sporadically placed atop the Monogram Canvas. This pattern appeared on a limited number of pieces. The production of this limited-edition run was discontinued in June 2003. Within 2003, the stores in Moscow, Russia and in New Delhi, India were opened, the Utah and Suhali leather lines were released, and the 20th anniversary of the LV Cup was held.[6]

Louis Vuitton situated on the famous Champs-Elysées.

Manhattan by Night — Snow Flake Star Light over Louis Vuitton Store

at the power corner of 57th St. and Fifth Avenue – Jon Hammond

Manhattan by Night — Bulgari Store on Fifth Avenue – Jon Hammond
Bulgari Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgari
Privately held società per azioni
Industry Luxury goods
Founded 1884
Founder(s) Sotirios Voulgaris
Headquarters Rome, Italy
Key people Paolo Bulgari (Chairman), Francesco Trapani (CEO)
Products Watches, jewellery, accessories, fragrances, cosmetics
Revenue €1.069 billion (2010)[1]
Operating income €85.3 million (2010)[1]
Profit €38.0 million (2010)[1]
Total assets €1.490 billion (end 2010)[1]
Total equity €934.0 million (end 2010)[1]
Owner(s) LVMH
Employees 3,815 (end 2010)[1]
Website bulgari.com

Bulgari (Italian pronunciation: [ˈbulɡari]) is an Italian jeweler and luxury goods retailer of Greek descent, which has been owned by the French firm LVMH since October 2011. The trademark is usually written BVLGARI in the classical Latin alphabet (where V = English U), and is derived from the surname of the company’s Greek founder, Sotirios Voulgaris (Greek: Σωτήριος Βούλγαρης, Greek pronunciation: [soˈtirjos ˈvulɣaris], Italian: Sotirio Bulgari, 1857–1932). Although the company made a name for itself with jewelry, today it is a recognized luxury brand that markets several product lines including watches, handbags, fragrances, accessories, and hotels.
Sotirios Voulgaris began his career as a jeweller in his home village Paramythia[2] (Epirus, Ottoman Empire), where his first store can still be seen. In 1877, he left for Corfu and then Naples. In 1881 he finally moved to Rome, where in 1884 he founded his company and opened his second shop in via Sistina.
The current flagship store in via dei Condotti was opened in 1905 by Bulgari with the help of his two sons, Costantino (1889–1973) and Giorgio (1890–1966). The store quickly became a place where the world’s rich and famous came for the unique, high quality jewelry designs combining Greek and Roman art.

A Bulgari shop in Baku
During the Second World War, Costantino Bulgari and his wife, Laura Bulgari, hid three Jewish women in their own Roman home. They were strangers to them; the Bulgaris opened their doors out of outrage for the raid of the Roman ghetto in October 1943. For their generous action, on 31 December 2003, they were awarded the title of Righteous among the Nations at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.[3]
After Giorgio’s death in 1966, his son Gianni led the company as co-chief executive with his cousin Marina.[4] As chairman and CEO of Bulgari in the early 1970s, Gianni initiated the internationalization of the company by opening shops in New York, Geneva, Monte-Carlo and Paris. In the late 1970s, Gianni led a complete overhaul of the company, establishing a new watch business and focusing on product design.[5] In 1985, Gianni resigned as CEO and in 1987, he left the family business after selling his one-third stake in the company to his brothers Nicola and Paolo.[6]
On 6 March 2011 French luxury group LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA announced that it was acquiring Bulgari SpA in an all-share deal for €4.3 billion ($6.01 billion), higher than LVMH had offered for any other company.[7] Under the deal, the Bulgari family sold their 50.4 per cent controlling stake in exchange for 3 per cent of LVMH, thereby becoming the second-biggest family shareholder behind the Arnaults in LVMH.[8] The takeover doubled the size of LVMH’s watches and jewelry unit, which at the time of the acquisition included Tag Heuer timepieces and De Beers diamond necklaces. The acquisition concluded on 4 October 2011 as Bulgari was delisted from the Borsa Italiana.
[edit]International expansion

Bulgari opened its first international locations in New York City, Paris, Geneva and Monte Carlo in the 1970s. For many years the company maintained a showroom in New York’s The Pierre Hotel. Today Bulgari has more than 290 stores worldwide.[9]
In 1984, Sotirio’s grandsons Paolo and Nicola Bulgari were named Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the company and nephew Francesco Trapani was named CEO. Trapani’s goal to diversify the company was started in the early 1990s with the release of the Bulgari perfume line. Under his tenure the company has established itself as a luxury goods brand recognized throughout the world.
In 1995, the company was listed on the Borsa Italiana. The company has seen 150% revenue growth between 1997 and 2003. Currently outside investors hold about 45% of the company’s stock.
In the beginning of 2001, Marriott International formed a joint venture with Bulgari Spa to launch a new luxury hotel brand, Bulgari Hotels & Resorts. Luxury Group, the Luxury Division of Marriott operates Bulgari Hotels & Resorts as well as the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. Bulgari opened its first hotel in Milan in 2004, and a second in Bali in 2006. In 2011, Bulgari Bali has been chosen by the readers of Smart Travel Asia magazine as number-2 of top places to stay in Asia.[10] Bulgari is the supplier of luxury goods used in guest suites and public areas aboard the ships of the Italian cruise company Silversea.
[edit]Designs

Bulgari jewelry design is distinctive and often imitated (and counterfeited). In the 1970s, many of the more expensive Bulgari pieces (such as necklaces, bracelets and earrings) were characterized by instantly recognizable, bold, architectural designs combining large and weighty gold links with interlocking steel. Bulgari is also famous for colored stones, especially sapphires mixed in unique formats. Genuine Bulgari watches have a unique serial number that is registered with the company.
[edit]Boutiques

The Judge – Milt Hinton R.I.P. playing as David “Panama” Francis looks on at the drums, here May 7, 1990 – Milt was the original Slap Bassist – unbelievable style and personality, and a damn great photographer also – Panama, Panama Francis the great – these two gentlemen of Jazz are greatly missed folks! – Jon Hammond

Milt’s Wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milt_Hinton
Milton John “Milt” Hinton (June 23, 1910 – December 19, 2000), “the dean of jazz bass players,” was an American jazz double bassist and photographer. He was nicknamed “The Judge”
Hinton was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, where he resided until age eleven when he moved to Chicago, Illinois. He attended Wendell Phillips High School and Crane Junior College. While attending these schools, he learned first to play the violin, and later bass horn, tuba, cello and the double bass. As a young violinist out of school, he found gainful employment as a bassist. He later recounted in interviews, released in 1990 on Old Man Time, how this prompted him to switch to double bass.
In the late 1920s and early 1930s, he worked as a freelance musician in Chicago. During this time, he worked with famous jazz musicians such as Jabbo Smith, Eddie South, and Art Tatum. In 1936, he joined a band led by Cab Calloway. Members of this band included Chu Berry, Cozy Cole, Dizzy Gillespie, Illinois Jacquet, Jonah Jones, Ike Quebec, Ben Webster, and Danny Barker.
Hinton possessed a formidable technique and was equally adept at bowing, pizzicato, and “slapping,” a technique for which he became famous while playing with the big band of Cab Calloway from 1936 to 1951.[1] Unusually for a double bass player, Hinton was frequently given the spotlight by Calloway, taking virtuose bass solos in tunes like “Pluckin’ the Bass.”
Hinton played a rare Gofriller Double Bass during his latter career. The bass was in pieces in a cellar in Italy and a musical agent arranged the purchase from the family for Hinton. Hinton in his autobiography “Bass Line” described the tone as magnificent and said it was one of the reasons for his long success in the New York recording studios in the 1950s, and 1960s.
He later became a television staff musician, working regularly on shows by Jackie Gleason and later Dick Cavett.[1] His work can be heard on the Branford Marsalis album Trio Jeepy.
Hinton twice received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts for his work as a jazz educator: a music fellowship in 1977 and an NEA Jazz Master award in 1993.[2]
According to a search of The Jazz Discography, Hinton is the most-recorded jazz musician of all time, having appeared on 1,174 recording sessions.[3][4]
Also a fine photographer, Hinton documented many of the great jazz musicians via photographs he took over the course of his career.[5] Hinton was one of the best friends of jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong.[citation needed]
Hinton died in Queens, New York City, New York at age 90.

Birth name Milton John Hilton
Born June 23, 1910
Vicksburg, Mississippi, United States
Died December 19, 2000 (aged 90)
Queens, New York, United States
Genres Traditional Jazz. Swing, Pop Music
Occupations Double bassist, Photographer
Instruments Double bass
Years active 80 years
Labels Various
Associated acts Jabbo Smith, Zutty Singleton, Art Tatum, Eddie South, Cab Calloway, Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman, Clark Terry, Hank Jones, Branford Marsalis

Panama Francis Wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panama_Francis
David “Panama” Francis (December 21, 1918, Miami, Florida – November 13, 2001, Orlando, Florida) was an American swing jazz drummer.
He began performing at the age of eight, and booked his first night club at the age of thirteen. His career took off after he moved to New York City in 1938. Early collaborations included Tab Smith, Billy Hick’s Sizzling Six, the Roy Eldridge Orchestra, and six years with Lucky Millinder’s Orchestra at Harlem’s Savoy Ballroom.
Panama Francis spent five years recording and touring with Cab Calloway. He also played with Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Ray Conniff, and Sy Oliver, becoming a highly successful studio drummer. He recorded with John Lee Hooker, Eubie Blake, Ella Fitzgerald, Illinois Jacquet, Ray Charles, Mahalia Jackson and Big Joe Turner. As rhythm and blues and rock and roll went mainstream Francis became even more sought after. He drummed on the Elvis Presley demos, and he is featured on hits by the Four Seasons (“Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Walk Like a Man”), the Platters (“Only You”, “The Great Pretender”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” and “My Prayer”), Bobby Darin (“Splish Splash”), Neil Sedaka (“Calendar Girl”), and Dion (“The Wanderer”).
He drummed on “Prisoner of Love” for James Brown, “What a Difference a Day Makes” for Dinah Washington, “Drown in My Own Tears” for Ray Charles, and “Jim Dandy” for LaVern Baker. Many music reference books indicate that he also played drums on Bill Haley & His Comets’ 1954 version of “Shake, Rattle and Roll”, but producer Milt Gabler denied this; Francis is also believed to have played drums for at least one other Haley recording session in the mid-1960s. In 1979, Panama Francis reestablished the Savoy Sultans touring, recording several Grammy-nominated albums, and keeping residence at New York’s prestigious Rainbow Room through the mid-1980s. He appeared in several films with Cab Calloway: Angel Heart, Lady Sings the Blues, The Learning Tree.
Francis received a Pioneer Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation in 1993 and was also inducted into the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. His drum sticks are on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
— with Milt Hinton and Panama Francis at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music

Earle Warren – alto saxophone, Earle Ronald Warren, playing on May 7, 1990 in honor of Cab Calloway “Beacons In Jazz” Awards Concert – Jon Hammond

Earle’s Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earle_Warren
Earle Warren (July 1, 1914 – June 4, 1994) was an alto saxophonist and occasional singer with Count Basie.
He was born in Springfield, Ohio.
Warren played 1st (Lead) Alto Saxophone in the Basie orchestra throughout its formative years and its heyday, from 1937 to the end of the 1940s. After the break-up of Basie’s 1940s band, in 1949, he worked with former Basie trumpeter, Buck Clayton.
Earle Warren also played some rock´n roll, working for Alan Freed in Alan Freed’s Christmas Jubilee, December 1959, which was the very last big Alan Freed show before the payola scandal put an end to the legendary Freed’s career. He also appeared in the 1970s jazz film of Count Basie and his band, Born to Swing.
In his later years, Warren performed often at the West End jazz club at 116th and Broadway in New York City, helming a band called The Countsmen, which also featured fellow former Basie-ite Dicky Wells on trombone and Peck Morrison on bass. He lived part of the time in Switzerland where he fathered a child in a May/September romance.
*Discography:
With Milt Jackson
Big Bags (Riverside, 1962)
With Teri Thornton
Devil May Care (Riverside, 1961)
With Milt Buckner
Send Me Softly (Capitol Records T938, 1957)
— with Earle Warren at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.

The late great trumpet player Bobby Johnson from Erskine Hawkins and his Orchestra who played at the legendary Savoy Ballroom New York in the 40’s, playing as Bill Cosby looks on, May 7, 1990

– Beacons in Jazz Concert honoring Cab Calloway – Jon Hammond — with Bill Cosby, Bill Cosby and Bill Cosby at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.

The great jazz musician personality Tumpet / Flugel Horn player Clark Terry playing on the 1990 Beacons in Jazz Awards Concert honoring the late great Cab Calloway – Clark has had some serious health challenges recently. The last time I saw him he told me, “Hammond, you know what they call ‘The Golden Years’…the Golden Years Suck!” one of my all-time favorite people in Jazz folks! Jon Hammond

Clark Terry Wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clark_Terry
Clark Terry (born December 14, 1920)[1] is an American swing and bop trumpeter, a pioneer of the flugelhorn in jazz, educator, NEA Jazz Masters inductee, and recipient of the 2010 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Only four other trumpet players in history have ever received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award: Louis Armstrong (Clark’s old mentor), Miles Davis (whom Clark mentored), Dizzy Gillespie (who often described Clark as the greatest jazz trumpet player on earth) and Benny Carter. Clark Terry is one of the most prolific jazz musicians in history, having appeared on 905 known recording sessions, which makes him the most recorded trumpet player of all time. In comparison, Louis Armstrong performed on 620 sessions, Harry “Sweets” Edison on 563, and Dizzy Gillespie on 501.
He has played with Charlie Barnet (1947), Count Basie (1948–1951),[1] Duke Ellington (1951–1959)[1] and Quincy Jones (1960), and has recorded regularly both as a leader and sideman. In all, his career in jazz spans more than seventy years.
Terry was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He attended Vashon High School and began his professional career in the early 1940s playing, in local clubs. He served as a bandsman in the United States Navy during World War II.
Terry’s years with Basie and Ellington in the late 1940s and 1950s established him as a world-class jazz artist. Blending the St. Louis tone with contemporary styles, Terry’s sound influenced a generation. During this period, he took part in many of Ellington’s suites and acquired a reputation for his wide range of styles (from swing to hard bop), technical proficiency, and good humor. Terry exerted a positive influence on musicians like Miles Davis and Quincy Jones, both of whom acknowledge Clark’s influence during the early stages of their careers. Terry had informally taught Davis while they were still in St Louis.
After leaving Ellington, Clark’s international recognition soared when he accepted an offer from the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) to become its first African-American staff musician. He appeared for ten years on The Tonight Show as a member of The Tonight Show Band, first led by Skitch Henderson and later by Doc Severinsen, where his unique “mumbling” scat singing became famous when he scored a hit with “Mumbles.” A persistent rumor is that Terry was a candidate to lead the band, but for racial skittishness on the part of NBC.
Terry continued to play with musicians such as J. J. Johnson and Oscar Peterson,[2] and led a group with Bob Brookmeyer that achieved popularity in the early 1960s. In the 1970s, Terry concentrated increasingly on the flugelhorn, which he plays with a full, ringing tone. In addition to his studio work and teaching at jazz workshops, Terry toured regularly in the 1980s with small groups (including Peterson’s) and performed as the leader of his Big B-A-D Band (formed about 1970). After financial difficulties forced him to break up the Big B-A-D Band, he performed bands such as the Unifour Jazz Ensemble. His humor and command of jazz trumpet styles are apparent in his “dialogues” with himself, on different instruments or on the same instrument, muted and unmuted. He has occasionally performed solos on a trumpet or flugelhorn mouthpiece.
From the 1970s through the 1990s, Clark performed at Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, and Lincoln Center, toured with the Newport Jazz All Stars and Jazz at the Philharmonic, and he was featured with Skitch Henderson’s New York Pops Orchestra. In 1998, Terry recorded George Gershwin’s “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” for the Red Hot Organization’s compilation album Red Hot + Rhapsody, a tribute to George Gershwin, which raised money for various charities devoted to increasing AIDS awareness and fighting the disease. In 2001, he again recorded for the Red Hot Organization with artist Amel Larrieux for the compilation album Red Hot + Indigo, a tribute to Duke Ellington.
Prompted early in his career by Dr. Billy Taylor, Clark and Milt Hinton bought instruments for and gave instruction to young hopefuls which planted the seed that became Jazz Mobile in Harlem. This venture tugged at Clark’s greatest love: involving youth in the perpetuation of jazz. Between global performances, Clark continues to share wholeheartedly his jazz expertise and encourage students, including up-and-coming young jazz trumpeter, Josh Shpak. Since 2000, Clark has hosted Clark Terry Jazz Festivals on land and sea, held his own jazz camps, and appeared in more than fifty jazz festivals on six continents.
His career as both leader and sideman with more than three hundred recordings demonstrates that he is one of the most prolific luminaries in jazz. Clark composed more than two hundred jazz songs and performed for seven U.S. Presidents.
He also has several recordings with major groups including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Dutch Metropole Orchestra, the Duke Ellington Orchestra and the Chicago Jazz Orchestra, hundreds of high school and college ensembles, his own duos, trios, quartets, quintets, sextets, octets, and two big bands: Clark Terry’s Big Bad Band and Clark Terry’s Young Titans of Jazz, with the likes of Branford Marsalis, Conrad Herwig, Brad Leali, Stephen Guerra, Adam Schroeder, Frank Greene and Tony Lujan. The Clark Terry Archive at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey, contains instruments, tour posters, awards, original copies of over 70 big band arrangements, recordings and other memorabilia.
Terry was a long-time resident of Bayside, Queens, and Corona, Queens, New York.[3] He and his wife, Gwen, later moved to Haworth, New Jersey.[4] They currently reside in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.[5]
Born December 14, 1920 (age 92)
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Genres Jazz, swing, bebop, hard bop
Occupations Trumpeter, flugelhornist, composer
Instruments Trumpet, flugelhorn
Years active 1940s–present
Labels Prestige, Pablo, Candid, Mainstream, Impulse!
Associated acts Charlie Barnet, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones, Bob Brookmeyer, Oscar Peterson, Oliver Nelson, Milt Jackson, Dizzy Gillespie, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Yusef Lateef, Clifford Brown, Blue Mitchell, Lalo Schifrin, Billy Taylor, Charles Mingus, J.J. Johnson

Awards and honors

Over 250 awards, medals and honors, including:
The 2010 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, two Grammy certificates, three Grammy nominations
The National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Award in 1991
Sixteen honorary doctorates
Keys to several cities
Jazz Ambassador for U.S. State Department tours in the Middle East and Africa
A knighthood in Germany
Charles E. Lutton Man of Music Award, presented by Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity in 1985. Terry was awareded honorary membership in the Fraternity by the Beta Zeta Chapter at the College of Emporia in 1968. He was also made an honorary member of the Iota Phi chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity in 2011.
The French Order of Arts and Letters (2000)
A life-sized wax figure for the Black World History Museum in St. Louis
Inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame (1996)[6]
NARAS Present’s Merit Award (2005)
Trumpeter of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association (2005)
— with Clark Terry at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.

Little Jimmy Scott takes the stage with the late great jazz pianist Red Richards at the piano – that’s Phil Schaap clapping – part of a documentary film I made of May 7, 1990 Beacons in Jazz Awards Ceremony and Concert honoring Cab Calloway – more to come, special thanks Arnie Lawrence R.I.P. – Jon Hammond

Red Richards Wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Richards
Charles Coleridge “Red” Richards (October 19, 1912, New York City – March 12, 1998, Scarsdale, New York) was an American jazz pianist.
Richards began playing classical piano at age ten, and concentrated on jazz from age 16 after hearing Fats Waller. His first major professional gig was with Tab Smith at New York’s Savoy Ballroom from 1945 to 1949. following this he played with Bob Wilber (1950-51) and Sidney Bechet (1951). He toured Italy and France in 1953 with Mezz Mezzrow’s band alongside Buck Clayton and Big Chief Moore, also accompanying Frank Sinatra during his time in Italy. He played with Muggsy Spanier on and off from 1953 through the end of the decade, and with Fletcher Henderson in 1957-58. In 1958 he did some time as a solo performer in Columbus, Ohio, then played with Wild Bill Davison in 1958-59 and again in 1962.
In 1960 he formed Saints & Sinners with Vic Dickenson, playing with this ensemble until 1970. He joined Jazz drummer Chuck Slate and his band in 1971 and stayed with him most of the year. He recorded an album with Chuck called “Bix ‘N All That Jazz” Following this he did work with Eddie Condon (1975-77), then played with his own trio in 1977-78. He played with Panama Francis’s group, the Savoy Sultans, worldwide from 1979 through the 1980s. He recorded with Bill Coleman in 1980. He continued to tour almost up until the time of his death.

Little Jimmy Scott Wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Jimmy_Scott
Jimmy Scott (born July 17, 1925, also known as “Little” Jimmy Scott) is an American jazz vocalist famous for his unusually high contralto voice, which is due to Kallmann’s syndrome, a very rare genetic condition. The condition stunted his growth at four feet eleven inches until, at age 37, he grew another 8 inches to the height of five feet seven inches. The condition prevented him from reaching puberty, leaving him with a high, undeveloped voice, hence his nickname “Little” Jimmy Scott.
Scott was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Authur and Justine Stanard Scott, the third in a family of ten. As a child Jimmy got his first singing experience by his mother’s side at the family piano, and later, in church choir. At thirteen, he was orphaned when his mother was killed by a drunk driver.[2]
He first rose to national prominence as “Little Jimmy Scott” in the Lionel Hampton Band when he sang lead on the late 1940s hit “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool”, recorded in December 1949, and which became a top ten R&B hit in 1950.[2] Credit on the label, however, went to “Lionel Hampton and vocalists”, so the singer’s name did not appear on any of the songs. This omission of credit was not only a slight to Scott’s talent but a big blow to his career. A similar professional insult occurred several years later when his vocal on “Embraceable You” with Charlie Parker, on the album One Night in Birdland, was credited to female vocalist Chubby Newsome.[3]
Lionel Hampton gave him the stage name of “Little Jimmy Scott” because he looked so young, and was short and of slight build. However, it was his extraordinary phrasing and romantic feeling that made him a favorite singer of fellow artists such as Billie Holiday, Ray Charles, Frankie Valli, Dinah Washington, and Nancy Wilson.[4]
In 1963, it looked as though Scott’s luck had changed for the good. He was signed to Ray Charles’ Tangerine Records label, under the supervision of Charles himself, creating what is considered by many to be one of the great jazz vocal albums of all time, Falling in Love is Wonderful.[5]
Owing to obligations on a contract that Scott had signed earlier with Herman Lubinsky, the record was yanked from the shelves in a matter of days, while Jimmy was honeymooning. Forty years later this cult album became available to the public again. Scott disputes the “lifetime” contract; Lubinsky loaned Jimmy out to Syd Nathan at King Records for 45 recordings in 1957–58. Another album, The Source (1969), was not released until 2001.[6]
Scott’s career faded by the late 1960s and he returned to his native Cleveland to work as a hospital orderly, shipping clerk and as an elevator operator in a hotel.
[edit]Comeback and later work

Scott eventually resurfaced in 1991 when he sang at the funeral of his long-time friend Doc Pomus, an event that single-handedly sparked his career renaissance.[7] Afterwards Lou Reed recruited him to sing back-up on the track “Power and Glory” from his 1992 album Magic and Loss, which was inspired, to an extent, by Pomus’s death. Scott was seen on the series finale of David Lynch’s television series Twin Peaks, singing “Sycamore Trees”, a song with lyrics by Lynch and music by Angelo Badalamenti. Scott was featured on the soundtrack of the follow-up film, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.[8]
Also in attendance at Pomus’s funeral was Seymour Stein, founder and operator of Sire Records, who released Scott’s 1992 album All The Way, produced by Tommy Lipuma and featuring artists such as Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, and David “Fathead” Newman. Scott was nominated for a Grammy Award for this album.[9]
He followed this up with the album Dream in 1994, the jazz-gospel album Heaven in 1996 and an album of pop and rock interpretations entitled “Holding Back the Years” in 1998, notable for its version of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U”.
In 1999, Scott’s early recordings on the Decca label were re-released on CD, as were all of his recordings with the Savoy Label between 1952 and 1975 in a three-disc box set. In 2000, Scott signed to the Milestone jazz label, and recorded four critically acclaimed albums, each produced by Todd Barkan, and featuring a variety of jazz artists, including Wynton Marsalis, Renee Rosnes, Bob Kindred, Eric Alexander, Lew Soloff, George Mraz, Lewis Nash, as well as Jimmy’s own touring and recording band “The Jazz Expressions”. He also released two live albums, both recorded in Japan, featuring the Jazz Expressions.
For some years a new album entitled I Remember You has been mentioned via various official channels, including Jimmy’s official website; however, any solid news on the album’s release date is yet to be revealed.
[edit]Legacy

Scott’s career has spanned sixty-five years. He has performed with Charlie Parker, Sarah Vaughan, Lester Young, Lionel Hampton, Charles Mingus, Fats Navarro, Quincy Jones, Bud Powell, Ray Charles, Wynton Marsalis, and Peter Cincotti. He has also performed with a host of musicians from other genres of music, such as David Byrne, Lou Reed, Flea, Michael Stipe, and Antony & The Johnsons. Scott performed at President Dwight Eisenhower’s (1953) and President Bill Clinton’s (1993) inaugurations, where he sang the same song, “Why Was I Born?”. Most recently Scott has appeared in live performances with Pink Martini, and continues to perform internationally at music festivals and at his own concerts.
In 2007, Scott received the 2007 NEA Jazz Master Award. Scott also received the Kennedy Center’s “Jazz In Our Time” Living Legend Award, and N.A.B.O.B.’s Pioneer Award in 2007. In September 2008 he did a “two-day video interview” at his Vegas home with the “Smithsonian Institute for the National Archives”. Scott and his wife Jeanie have been living in Las Vegas, Nevada since 2007, after living in Euclid, Ohio, for 10 years.[citation needed]
Little Jimmy Scott’s “If I Ever Lost You” can be heard in the opening credits of the HBO movie Lackawanna Blues. He was also mentioned on The Cosby Show, when Clair and Cliff Huxtable bet on the year in which “An Evening In Paradise” was recorded

Albums
Very Truly Yours (Savoy) (1955)
If You Only Knew (Savoy) (1956)
The Fabulous Songs Of Jimmy Scott (Savoy) 1960)
Falling In Love Is Wonderful (Tangerine) (1963) (Re-issue 2003)
The Source (Atlantic) (1969) (Re-issue 2001)
Can’t We Begin Again (Savoy) (1975)
Doesn’t Love Mean More (J’s Way) (1990)
Live In New Orleans (1951 Concert) (Fantasy) (1991)
All The Way (Sire) (1992)
Dream (Sire) (1994)
Heaven (Sire) (1996)
Holding Back The Years (Artists Only) (1998)
Mood Indigo (Milestone) (2000)
Over The Rainbow (Milestone) (2001)
Unchained Melody (Live Album) (Tokuma) (2001)
But Beautiful (Milestone) (2002)
Moonglow (Milestone) (2003)
All Of Me: Live In Tokyo (Venus) (2004)

[edit]Compilations
Lost And Found (Rhino) (1993)
Bravo Profiles: A Jazz Master (Bravo) (1993)
All Over Again (Savoy Jazz) (1995)
Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool (Universal) (1999)
The Savoy Years & More (Box Set) (Savoy Jazz) (1999)
Les Incontournables (Warner) (2000)
Timeless (Savoy Jazz) (2002)
Someone To Watch Over Me (2-Disc) (Warner) (2004)
The Essential Jimmy Scott (Metro) (2005)
Milestone Profiles: Jimmy Scott (Milestone) (2006)
[edit]Filmography

Twin Peaks – “Episode 29” (1991)
Scotch & Milk (1998)
Chelsea Walls (2002)
Stormy Weather: The Music of Harold Arlen (2002) (TV)
Jimmy Scott: If You Only Knew (DVD) (2003)
Passion Play (2011)
Rising Above the Blues – The Story of Jimmy Scott (2012)
— with Little Jimmy Scott

Manhattan by Night — Jon Hammond standing waving in Times Square to the big screen, not too much action at this hour – JH
Times Square Wiki

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Times_Square
Times Square is a major commercial intersection in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. Times Square – iconified as “The Crossroads of the World”[1][2][3][4][5] and the “The Great White Way”[6][7][8] – is the brightly illuminated hub of the Broadway theater district,[9] one of the world’s busiest pedestrian intersections,[10] and a major center of the world’s entertainment industry.[11] According to Travel + Leisure magazine’s October 2011 survey, Times Square is the world’s most visited tourist attraction, bringing in over 39 million visitors annually.[12]
Formerly Longacre Square, Times Square was renamed in April 1904 after The New York Times moved its headquarters to the newly erected Times Building – now called One Times Square – site of the annual ball drop on New Year’s Eve.[13]
The northern triangle of Times Square is technically Duffy Square, dedicated in 1937 to Chaplain Francis P. Duffy of New York City’s “Fighting 69th” Infantry Regiment; a memorial to Duffy is located there, along with a statue of George M. Cohan, and the TKTS discount theatre tickets booth. The stepped red roof of the TKTS booth also provides seating for various events. The Duffy Statue and the square were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001
Before and after the American Revolution, the area belonged to John Morin Scott, a general of the New York militia, in which he served under George Washington. Scott’s manor house was at what is currently 43rd Street, surrounded by countryside used for farming and breeding horses. In the first half of the 19th century it became one of the prized possessions of John Jacob Astor, who made a second fortune selling off lots to hotels and other real estate concerns as the city rapidly spread uptown.[15] By 1872 the area had become the center of New York’s carriage industry. The area not having previously been named, the city authorities called it Longacre Square after Long Acre in London, where the carriage trade in that city was centered.[16]
[edit]Early 20th century
In 1904, New York Times publisher Adolph S. Ochs moved the newspaper’s operations to a new skyscraper on 42nd Street at Longacre Square. Ochs persuaded Mayor George B. McClellan, Jr. to construct a subway station there, and the area was renamed “Times Square” on April 8, 1904. Just three weeks later, the first electrified advertisement appeared on the side of a bank at the corner of 46th Street and Broadway.[17]
The New York Times, according to Nolan, moved to more spacious offices west of the square in 1913. The old Times Building was later named the Allied Chemical Building. Now known simply as One Times Square, it is famed for the Times Square Ball drop on its roof every New Year’s Eve.
In 1913, the Lincoln Highway Association, headed by entrepreneur Carl G. Fisher, chose the intersection of 42nd Street and Broadway, at the southeast corner of Times Square, to be the Eastern Terminus of the Lincoln Highway, the first road across the United States, which originally spanned 3,389 miles (5,454 km) coast-to-coast through 13 states to its Western Terminus in Lincoln Park in San Francisco, California.[18][19]
As the growth in New York City continued, Times Square quickly became a cultural hub full of theaters, music halls, and upscale hotels.
Times Square quickly became New York’s agora, a place to gather to await great tidings and to celebrate them, whether a World Series or a presidential election
—James Traub, The Devil’s Playground: A Century of Pleasure and Profit in Times Square
Celebrities such as Irving Berlin, Fred Astaire, and Charlie Chaplin were closely associated with Times Square in the 1910s and 1920s. During this period, the area was nicknamed The Tenderloin[20] because it was supposedly the most desirable location in Manhattan. However, it was during this period that the area was besieged by crime and corruption, in the form of gambling and prostitution; one case that garnered huge attention was the arrest and subsequent execution of police officer Charles Becker.[21]
The general atmosphere changed with the onset of the Great Depression in the 1930s. Times Square acquired a reputation as a dangerous neighborhood in the following decades. From the 1960s to the early 1990s, the seediness of the area, especially due its go-go bars, sex shops, and adult theaters, became an infamous symbol of the city’s decline.[22]
[edit]1980s–present

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium are two of the newer attractions on the redeveloped 42nd Street.

Lights and advertising at the southern end of Times Square
In the 1980s, a commercial building boom began in the western parts of the Midtown as part of a long-term development plan developed under Mayors Ed Koch and David Dinkins. In the mid-1990s, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (1994–2002) led an effort to “clean up” the area, increasing security, closing pornographic theaters, pressuring undesireables to relocate, and opening more tourist-friendly attractions and upscale establishments. Advocates of the remodeling claim that the neighborhood is safer and cleaner. Detractors have countered that the changes have homogenized or “Disneyfied” the character of Times Square and have unfairly targeted lower-income New Yorkers from nearby neighborhoods such as Hell’s Kitchen.[citation needed]
In 1990, the state of New York took possession of six of the nine historic theatres on 42nd Street, and the New 42nd Street non-profit organization was appointed to oversee their restoration and maintenance. The theatres underwent renovation for Broadway shows, conversion for commercial purposes, or demolition.
The theaters of Broadway and the huge number of animated neon and LED signs have long made them one of New York’s iconic images, and a symbol of the intensely urban aspects of Manhattan. Times Square is the only neighborhood with zoning ordinances requiring building owners to display illuminated signs.[23] The density of illuminated signs in Times Square now rivals that of Las Vegas. Officially, signs in Times Square are called “spectaculars”, and the largest of them are called “jumbotrons.”
Notable signage includes the Toshiba billboard directly under the NYE ball drop and the curved seven-story NASDAQ sign at the NASDAQ MarketSite at 4 Times Square on 43rd Street and the curved Coca-Cola sign located underneath another large LED display owned and operated by Samsung. Both the Coca-Cola sign and Samsung LED displays were built by LED display manufacturer Daktronics. Times Square’s first environmentally friendly billboard powered by wind and solar energy was first lit on December 4, 2008.[24]
In 1992, the Times Square Alliance (formerly the Times Square Business Improvement District, or “BID” for short), a coalition of city government and local businesses dedicated to improving the quality of commerce and cleanliness in the district, started operations in the area.[25] Times Square now boasts attractions such as ABC’s Times Square Studios, where Good Morning America is broadcast live, an elaborate Toys “Я” Us store, and competing Hershey’s and M&M’s stores across the street from each other, as well as restaurants such as Ruby Foo’s (serving Chinese food), the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company (seafood), Planet Hollywood Restaurant and Bar (a theme restaurant) and Carmine’s (Italian) along with a number of multiplex movie theaters. It has also attracted a number of large financial, publishing, and media firms to set up headquarters in the area. A larger presence of police has improved the safety of the area.

Times Square pedestrianized

The “Naked Cowboy” – who is not actually naked – is a fixture in Times Square.
In 2002, New York City’s mayor, Rudy Giuliani, gave the oath of office to the city’s next mayor, Michael Bloomberg, at Times Square after midnight on January 1 as part of the 2001–2002 New Year’s celebration. Approximately 500,000 revelers attended. Security was high following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, with more than 7,000 New York City police officers on duty in the Square, twice the number for an ordinary year.[26]
From August 14, 2003 to August 15, 2003, the lights of Times Square went dark as a result of the 2003 Northeast blackout, which paralyzed most of the region and parts of Canada for over 24 hours. Power was finally restored to the area on the evening of Friday, August 15.
On the morning of March 6, 2008 a small bomb caused minor damage but no reported injuries.[27]
On February 26, 2009, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that traffic lanes along Broadway from 42nd Street to 47th Street would be de-mapped starting Memorial Day 2009 and transformed into pedestrian plazas until at least the end of the year as a trial. The same was done from 33rd to 35th Street. The goal was to ease traffic congestion throughout the Midtown grid. The results were to be closely monitored to determine if the project worked and should be extended.[28] Bloomberg also stated that he believed the street shutdown would make New York more livable by reducing pollution, cutting down on pedestrian accidents and helping traffic flow more smoothly.[29] The project was originally opposed by local businesses, who thought that closing the street to cars would hurt business.[30]
The original seats put out for pedestrians were inexpensive multicolored plastic lawn chairs, a source of amusement to many New Yorkers. They lasted from the onset of the plaza transformation until August 14, 2009, when they were ceremoniously bundled together in an installation christened “Now You See It, Now You Don’t” by the artist Jason Peters.[31] Although the plaza had mixed results on traffic in the area, injuries to motorists and pedestrians decreased, fewer pedestrians were walking in the road and the number of pedestrians in Times Square increased.[32] The plastic chairs were shortly replaced by sturdier metal furniture, and on February 11, 2010, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that the pedestrian plazas would become permanent.[33]
In February 2011, Times Square became smoke free as New York extended the outdoors smoking ban to the area. The measure fines any person smoking within the area a fee of $50.[34]
On May 1, 2010, Times Square was evacuated from 43rd to 46th Street following the discovery of a car bomb. It was found to be a failed bombing.[35]
[edit]New Year’s Eve celebrations

Manhattan by Night — Goofy and Mickey Mouse in Times Square – Jon Hammond
Goofy Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goofy

Goofy is a funny animal cartoon character created in 1932 at Walt Disney Productions. Goofy is a tall, anthropomorphic dog, and typically wears a turtle neck and vest, with pants, shoes, white gloves, and a tall hat originally designed as a rumpled fedora. Goofy is a close friend of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck and is one of Disney’s most popular characters. He is normally characterized as extremely clumsy and having little intelligence, yet this interpretation isn’t always definitive; occasionally Goofy is shown as intuitive and clever, albeit in his own unique, eccentric way.
Goofy debuted in animated cartoons, starting in 1932 with Mickey’s Revue. During the 1930s he was used extensively as part of a comedy trio with Mickey and Donald. Starting in 1939, Goofy was given his own series of shorts which were popular in the 1940s and early ’50s. He also co-starred in a short series with Donald. Four more Goofy shorts were produced in the 1960s after which Goofy was only seen in television and comics. He returned to theatrical animation in 1983 with Mickey’s Christmas Carol. His last theatrical appearance was How to Hook Up Your Home Theater in 2007. Goofy has also been featured in television, most extensively in Goof Troop (1992–1993), as well as House of Mouse (2001–2003) and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (2006–present).
Originally known as Dippy Dawg, the character is more commonly known simply as “Goofy,” a name used in his short film series. In his 1950s persona, Goofy was called George Geef, or G. G. Geef, implying that “Goofy” was merely a nickname. In Goofy Gymnastics (1949) he fills out a coupon with the name James Boyd.[1] Sources from the Goof Troop continuity give the character’s full name as Goofy Goof, or G. G. Goof, likely a reference to the 1950s name. In many other sources, both animated and comics, the surname Goof continues to be used. In other 2000s-era comics the character’s full name has occasionally been given as Goofus D. Dawg.

Manhattan by Night — Minnie Mouse in Times Square – Jon Hammond

Minnie Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnie_Mouse
Minnie Mouse is a funny animal cartoon character created by Ub Iwerks and Walt Disney. The comic strip story “The Gleam” (published January 19-May 2, 1942) by Merrill De Maris and Floyd Gottfredson first gave her full name as “Minerva Mouse.” Minnie has since been a recurring alias for her. Minnie is currently voiced by actress Russi Taylor. Both Minnie and Mickey were first drawn in 1928 by Ub Iwerks.
The comic strip story “Mr. Slicker and the Egg Robbers” (published September 22 – December 26, 1930) introduced her father Marcus Mouse and her mother Margie Mouse, both farmers. The same story featured photographs of her grandparents Marshall Mouse and Matilda Mouse. Her best known relatives, however, remain her uncle Mortimer Mouse and her twin nieces, Millie and Melody Mouse, though most often a single niece, Melody, appears. In many appearances, Minnie is presented as the girlfriend of Mickey Mouse, a close friend of Daisy Duck,[3] Donald Duck’s wife (or girlfriend), and occasionally a friend to Clarabelle Cow. Minnie’s sister, Mandie Mouse was a recurring character early on.
First appearance Steamboat Willie (1928)[1][2]
Created by Walt Disney
Ub Iwerks
Voiced by Walt Disney (1928)
Marjorie Norton Ralston (1929)
Marcellite Garner (1930-1938)
Thelma Boardman (1941-1942)
Ruth Clifford (1944-1952)
Russi Taylor (1986-present)
Aliases Princess Minnie
Maestro Minnie
Minerva Mouse
Minnie the Mouse
Queen Minnie
Species Mouse
Gender Female
Family Marshall Mouse (paternal grandfather)
Marcus Mouse (father)
Significant other(s) Mickey Mouse

Manhattan by Night — Mickey Mouse in Times Square – Jon Hammond

Mickey Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micky_Mouse
Mickey Mouse is a funny animal cartoon character created in 1928 by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks at the Walt Disney Studios.[3] Mickey is an anthropomorphic mouse who typically wears red shorts, large yellow shoes, and white gloves. As the official mascot of The Walt Disney Company, Mickey is one of the most recognizable cartoon characters in the world.
Mickey first was seen in a single test screening (Plane Crazy). Mickey officially debuted in November 1928 in Steamboat Willie, one of the first sound cartoons. He went on to appear in over 130 films including The Band Concert (1935), Brave Little Tailor (1938), and Fantasia (1940). Mickey appeared primarily in short films, but also occasionally in feature-length films. Nine of Mickey’s cartoons were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, one of which, Lend a Paw, won the award in 1942. In 1978, Mickey became the first cartoon character to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Beginning 1930, Mickey has also been featured extensively as a comic strip character. His self-titled newspaper strip, drawn primarily by Floyd Gottfredson, ran for 45 years. Mickey has also appeared in comic books and in television series such as The Mickey Mouse Club (1955–1996) and others. He also appears in other media such as video games as well as merchandising, and is a meetable character at the Disney parks.
Mickey typically appears alongside his girlfriend Minnie Mouse, his pet dog Pluto, his friends Horace Horsecollar, Donald Duck, and Goofy, and his nemesis Pete among others. (see Mickey Mouse universe) Originally characterized as a mischievous antihero, Mickey’s increasing popularity led to his being rebranded as an everyman, usually seen as an ever cheerful, yet shy role model. In 2009, Disney began to rebrand the character again by putting less emphasis on his pleasant, cheerful side and reintroducing the more mischievous and adventurous sides of his personality, beginning with the video game Epic Mickey
First appearance Steamboat Willie (1928)[1]
Created by Walt Disney
Ub Iwerks
Voiced by Walt Disney (1928–1947)
Jimmy MacDonald (1947–1977)
Wayne Allwine (1977–2009)[2]
Bret Iwan (2009–present)
Developed by Floyd Gottfredson
Fred Moore

Species Mouse
Gender Male
Family Mickey Mouse family
Significant other(s) Minnie Mouse
Pet dog Pluto

Martin W. Mueller center stage, surveys the situation just before kicking off the 4th Beacons in Jazz Awards Ceremony & Concert all-star gala honoring the late great Cab Calloway May 7, 1990 in the little theatre on 13th St.,

Mayor David N. Dinkins proclaimed May 7th as Cab Calloway Day in New York – and Cab was presented The Beacons in Jazz Award by jazz historian Phil Schaap – an incredible evening with concert including Jazz Survivors Band with Panama Francis, Milt Hinton, Eddie Barefield and more legends – then a large ensemble powered by the rhythm section of Bernard Purdie with Reggie Workman bass – horn section including the late great Arnie Lawrence, also Eddie Bert, Donald Byrd – many of these cats have passed on sadly, special appearance by Little Jimmy Heath conducting and playing soprano saxophone. Julian Junior Mance at the piano with Billy Harper on tenor sax – graduating saxophonist Walter Blanding Jr. played his old saxophone held together by rubber bands for the last time that night, as Cab Calloway personally presented him with a new Yamaha tenor saxophone which he immediately played “You’ve Changed” joined by the all-star band and Little Jimmy Scott vocals – Bill Cosby hosted the entire night and participated in the music with gusto – incredible historic evening that I personally documented – the project is now back in-progress 23 years later, Jon Hammond — with Martin W. Mueller at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.

New York NY — My good friend Joe Franklin – King of Radio and TV – Production Assistant Needed, contact Mr. Hammond – Joe in his Midtown Manhattan Office affectionately known as “Memory Lane” – Jon Hammond

Youtube “Joe Franklin Up Late HammondCast KYOU Radio” http://youtu.be/NEWGszvpduU
Joe Franklin “King Of Nostalgia” Host of Radio & TV who’s guests have been entertainers like Bill Cosby to legends like Bing Crosby, Charlie Chaplin..
Joe Franklin Movie – http://youtu.be/jc0z0vV4APk
JOE FRANKLIN at Laugh Factory on HammondCast :
8,870
http://youtu.be/b_-mYcrxtTo
Radio & TV Broadcasting Legend JOE FRANKLIN in an appearance at NYC’s Laugh Factory Club at annual Thanksgiving Feed shot personally by Mr. Hammond. This is hilarious rare footage of Joe doing stand-up, a must see! *as seen on The Aristocrats (film)
Joe Franklin Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Franklin
Joe Franklin (born Joseph Fortgang on March 9, 1926) is an American radio and television personality. From New York City, Franklin is credited with hosting the first television talk show. The show began in 1951 on WJZ-TV (later WABC-TV) and moved to WOR-TV (later WWOR-TV) from 1962 to 1993.[1]
After retiring from the television show, Franklin concentrated on an overnight radio show, playing old records on WOR-AM on Saturday evenings. He currently interviews celebrities on the Bloomberg Radio Network.[2]
An author, Franklin has written 23 books, including Classics of the Silent Screen.[3] His 1995 autobiography Up Late with Joe Franklin[4] chronicles his long career and includes claims that he had dalliances with Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, and that Veronica Lake “threw herself at me, but I always refrained.”[5] He has appeared as himself in countless films, notably Ghostbusters and Broadway Danny Rose.
Franklin’s show was often parodied by Billy Crystal during the 1984–1985 season of Saturday Night Live. Franklin was also a pioneer in promoting products such as Hoffman Beverages and Ginger Ale on the air.[1]
Known as “the king of nostalgia”, Franklin’s highly-rated television and radio shows, especially a cult favorite to cable television viewers and his long-running “Memory Lane” radio programs, focused on old-time show-business personalities.
Franklin has an encyclopedic knowledge of the music, musicians and singers, the Broadway stage shows, the films and entertainment stars of the first half of the 20th Century, and is an acknowledged authority on silent film.
He began his entertainment career at 16 as a record picker for Martin Block’s popular “Make Believe Ballroom” radio program.
Among Franklin’s own idols, as he frequently told viewers, were Al Jolson, whom he literally “followed around” as a teenager in New York, and Eddie Cantor, who eventually began buying jokes from the young Franklin and whose Carnegie Hall show Franklin later produced.
Franklin would delight his audience with trivia about the most obscure entertainers from past generations and equally unknown up-and-comers from the present. His guests ranged from novelty performers like Tiny Tim, and Morris Katz to popular entertainers like Bill Cosby and Captain Lou Albano to legends like Bing Crosby, Charlie Chaplin, John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Cary Grant, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, but also frequently included (sometimes on the same panel) unknown local New York punk bands, self-published authors, “tribute” impersonator lounge singers, and the like, giving the show a surreal atmosphere that was part of its appeal.
Many of today’s well known talents such as Woody Allen, Barbra Streisand and Julia Roberts got their first television exposure on The Joe Franklin Show. Others, notoriously shy of live interviews, made frequent appearances on Franklin’s programs: Frank Sinatra, for instance, appeared four times.
Joe would appear on the very first episode of This American Life giving host Ira Glass advice on how to have a successful show.
In addition to his TV Talk Show, Joe appeared regularly with Conan O’Brien. He’s also seen on “The David Letterman Show,” “Live With Regis And Kathy Lee,” and has been mentioned several times on the hit cartoon series “The Simpsons.”
Producer Richie Ornstein has worked side-by-side with Joe Franklin for decades and was a standard feature on Joe Franklin’s Show to interact with guests and to discuss trivia.
In 1999 Joe Franklin and Producer Steve Garrin partnered with Restaurant Mogul Dennis Riese to open “Joe Franklin’s Memory Lane Restaurant”. It continued to operate as Joe Franklin’s Comedy Club until February 2010. — with Joe Franklin and Joe Franklin at Times Square NYC

Tuxedoed (and bearded in those days) Julian “Junior” Mance – jazz pianist, this was on May 7, 1990 – Junior as a member of the Faculty of The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music where he presided for about 30 years
*Note: Be sure to check out my 5-part Junior Mance Interview available on Youtube – JH: http://youtu.be/8_RtxDg1z_0

– played on the historic evening I documented at the request of the late great alto saxophonist Arnie Lawrence, also on-faculty and co-founder or The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music – this was the evening Mayor David N. Dinkins proclaimed May 7th as Cab Calloway Day in New York – and Cab was presented The Beacons in Jazz Award by jazz historian Phil Schaap – an incredible evening with concert including Jazz Survivors Band with Panama Francis, Milt Hinton, Eddie Barefield and more legends – then a large ensemble powered by the rhythm section of Bernard Purdie with Reggie Workman bass – horn section including the late great Arnie Lawrence, also Eddie Bert, Donald Byrd – many of these cats have passed on sadly, special appearance by Little Jimmy Heath conducting and playing soprano saxophone. Julian Junior Mance at the piano with Billy Harper on tenor sax – graduating saxophonist Walter Blanding Jr. played his old saxophone held together by rubber bands for the last time that night, as Cab Calloway personally presented him with a new Yamaha tenor saxophone which he immediately played “You’ve Changed” joined by the all-star band and Little Jimmy Scott vocals – Bill Cosby hosted the entire night and participated in the music with gusto – incredible historic evening that I personally documented – the project is now back in-progress 23 years later, Jon Hammond *special thanks Martin W. Mueller – Exec. Director The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, Arnie Lawrence R.I.P.
*Junior Mance Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junior_Mance
Julian Clifford Mance, Jr. (known as Junior Mance, born 10 October 1928, Evanston, Illinois) is an American jazz pianist and composer.
Junior Mance began playing the piano at the age of five, but did not begin formal training until the age of eight. He started playing professionally during his early teens. He attended Roosevelt College in Chicago as a music major.
In 1947 Mance left Roosevelt College to join Gene Ammons’ band and began his recording career with Gene. He joined Lester Young in 1949 for almost two years, and rejoined Ammons several months in 1951 before being drafted into the U. S. Army. He served in the 36th Army Band at Fort Knox, Kentucky along with Julian “Cannonball” Adderley.
After his discharge from the Army in 1953, he became part of the house rhythm section at the Bee Hive Jazz Club in Chicago for a year, and accompanied musicians such as Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Sonny Stitt, and many others.
In 1954 Mance joined and toured with Dinah Washington. Among the numerous recordings he made with her, there are two that really stand out in his memory: Dinah Jams and Jam Session. They are two live albums also featuring Clifford Brown, Max Roach, Clark Terry, Maynard Ferguson, Herb Geller, Harold Land, Keter Betts, George Morrow, Richie Powell.
In 1956 he reunited with Cannonball Adderley, becoming a member of Cannonball’s first organized working band. The band did a series of recordings on Mercury Records.
Junior joined Dizzy Gillespie’s band in 1958, a period Junior considers one of the highlights of his career. Besides the joy and fun of playing with Dizzy, he remembers this period as a great learning experience in musicianship, showmanship, and just about everything related to the business of music.
In 1961 Junior decided to form his own trio, following the release of his first recording as a leader. (Junior, Verve Records) In between gigs with his trio, with bassist Ben Tucker and Bobby Thomas on drums, he played and recorded with the Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis/Johnny Griffin Quintet. With his trio he also accompanied singer Joe Williams in 1963/64.
In 1988 Junior became a member of the faculty at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. He teaches classes in Blues, Ballads, and also private lessons.
During the 1990s Junior has been part of a very elite group called “100 Gold Fingers”. This is a group which tours Japan every other year, consisting of ten outstanding jazz pianists. On various tours the group has included people such as Hank Jones, John Lewis, Tommy Flanagan, Kenny Barron, Ray Bryant, Roger Kellaway, Gene Harris, Marian McPartland, Barry Harris, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Lynne Arriale, Cyrus Chestnut, Benny Green, Duke Jordan, Joanne Brackeen, Monty Alexander, Dave McKenna, Renee Rosnes, Mulgrew Miller, Harold Mabern as well as Junior and a rhythm section consisting of bassist Bob Cranshaw and either Alan Dawson or Grady Tate on drums.
On November 21, 1997, at Tampa, Florida, Junior was inducted into the International Jazz Hall of Fame, an honor Junior is extremely proud of, being in the elite company of many of his heroes, both past and present.
Mance made his solo piano debut at Lincoln Center at the Kaplan Penthouse on October 5–7 of 2000.
The Junior Mance Trio (Jackie Williams, Hide Tanaka, and guest vocalist José James) released their first CD, Live At Cafe Loup, in 2007. Junior is still very active in NYC, Japan, and all over the world. — with Junior Mance at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music

Bernard “Pretty” Purdie tuxedoed at the drums

Josh Lief
Senior Assistant Attorney General and Section Chief at Office of the Attorney General – Commowealth of Virginia

Daniel Rogue
Le Lude, Pays De La Loire, France

Rick Sankey
Chicago Music

Ted Stilles
Montclair High School

Joe Berger
King at Self employed

Marc Perez

Teruo Goto
Works at Dirty old Musician.

Brian Banks
Malverne, New York

John Carlini
Berklee College of Music

James E. White
Largo, Florida

Eddie Bimonte
Owner at Eddie’s Pet Service

Mike S. Wartell
Photographer at Wartell Photography

Rainey Kato
Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Chris Foster
Land O’ Lakes, Florida

Robert Higgins
Asbury Park High School

Robbie Furlong
Holland Park High School

Scott Smith
Drummer at Playing Drums in Church

Bikki Johnson

Jeffrey Campbell
North Syracuse High School

RichmondMusic Page
Works at Richmond Music Center

Joanne Ruocco

Dean Kurtz
Fullerton College

Tony Santos

Paul Condon

Yutaka Sugiura

Jesse Kanner
CEO & Founder at Login Media

Toussaint Thompson
Facillitator at MDCPS

Martina Mummi

Alphonza Kee Sr Page II
Shaw University

Fedj Sylvanus
Live Sound Engineer at The palace

Giovanni de Liguori
Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers

Neal Grover
Kingston, New York

Tomoya Sugimori
Works at Nihon University 日本大学

Jeff Schneider

Oscar Vildosola
Mark Keppel High

Eliabe Acácio
Works at BRF Brasil Foods S/A ( Perdigão, Sadia, Batavo e Elegê )

Glyn Jones
University of Life

Jimi D’Andrea

Tim Watson
Works at Self Employed and Loving It!

Brian Knight

Arthur Regis
Trinity College Of Music, London

Robert McNamara
J.P. Stevens High School

Vinny Nicosia

Gene Zwicharowski
Superintendent Underground Div./ Drummer Pocket Ful of Soul at C.j.fucci construction

Decco Takano
Meijo University

Jack Bonacorso
Cardinal Spellman High School

Phil Bennett
Honolulu, Hawaii

Ajit Betageri
University of British Columbia

Paul Campanella Jr.
Las Vegas, Nevada

John Ratso Gerardi
CEO & Founder at Lenox Sound Recording Studio

Bobby Cattrano
State University of New York at Farmingdale

Cleve Warren
Oklahoma City University

Bruce Pollack
Part Time Drummer at Musician

Tim Adger

Aaron Comess
The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music

Malcolm Lukens
L.A. Valley College

Gene Kelly
Co Owner at Kelly’s Gingernut Pub

Lorraine Imbriano Jackson

Bobpat Hern

Mike O’Keeffe

Robyn Curleighhead

Michael Anderson
Lawrenceville, New Jersey

Giannis Giannakopoulos

Sean Walker
University of the Arts

John Diss

Jody Cortez
Los Angeles Valley College

Andrei Bourtsev

Chris Remediani
Vocalist/Guitarist at The 70’s Project

Celia Thompson
Staten Island, New York

Yuko Doi
Artist at ボーグミュージック

Andy Urquhart
Wimborne, Dorset, United Kingdom

Seigo Sato
代表取締役社長 at 株式会社トーシン

Greg Dwinell
Works at Musician, Orange Sound, Audio Museum of Science Inc

Daniel Jacoubovitch

Fred Taylor
Worked nationwde as drummer/percussionist/arranger/producer/audio engineer at Self-employed drummer, composer, producer.

Bart Spits
Works at Diverse Muziek

Jack McKeever
Works at The Maid’s Room

— 4th Beacons in Jazz Awards Ceremony & Concert May 7, 1990 in the little theatre on 13th St., Mayor David N. Dinkins proclaimed May 7th as Cab Calloway Day in New York – and Cab was presented The Beacons in Jazz Award by jazz historian Phil Schaap – an incredible evening with concert including Jazz Survivors Band with Panama Francis, Milt Hinton, Eddie Barefield and more legends – then a large ensemble powered by the rhythm section of Bernard Purdie with Reggie Workman bass – horn section including the late great Arnie Lawrence, also Eddie Bert, Donald Byrd – many of these cats have passed on sadly, special appearance by Little Jimmy Heath conducting and playing soprano saxophone. Julian Junior Mance at the piano with Billy Harper on tenor sax – graduating saxophonist Walter Blanding Jr. played his old saxophone held together by rubber bands for the last time that night, as Cab Calloway personally presented him with a new Yamaha tenor saxophone which he immediately played “You’ve Changed” joined by the all-star band and Little Jimmy Scott vocals – Bill Cosby hosted the entire night and participated in the music with gusto – incredible historic evening that I personally documented – the project is now back in-progress 23 years later, Jon Hammond — with Bernard Purdie and Bernard Purdie at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music

New York NY — Martin W. Mueller Executive Director of The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music program last night – 2 images with special jazz friends of mine also, first image with Howard Mandel – President of Jazz Journalists Association, Author, Producer/Host on NPR Radio & Professor at NYU –

2nd image, Martin with Jason Olaine – Jason is currently Director of Programming at JALC Jazz At Lincoln Center, he worked for a long time with Monterey Jazz Festival as General Manager and created a label there – before that he booked Yoshi’s in Oakland CA and gave me a nice gig at the old Yoshi’s on Claremont Ave. when I had just come back from living in Paris France back in 1994, good to see these cats at this very special VIP reception for the Jazz Journalists Association hosted by New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music at a place in the Village known as LPR Le Poisson Rouge 158 Bleecker Street in the heart of the Village, good party, thanks Martin! Jon Hammond — with Martin W. Mueller and Howard Mandel at (le) poisson rouge

VIP Dinner Reception May 7, 1990 for Cab Calloway at Garvin’s Restaurant in Greenwich Village Soho, L to R: Bill Cosby, Cab Calloway seated, Little Jimmy Scott, Joe Williams the famous singer who shot to fame with the Count Basie Orchestra

– this was just before joining a host of legendary musicians and the first graduating class of The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in the little theatre on 13th St., Mayor David N. Dinkins proclaimed May 7th as Cab Calloway Day in New York – and Cab was presented The Beacons in Jazz Award by jazz historian Phil Schaap – an incredible evening with concert including Jazz Survivors Band with Panama Francis, Milt Hinton, Eddie Barefield and more legends – then a large ensemble powered by the rhythm section of Bernard Purdie with Reggie Workman bass – horn section including the late great Arnie Lawrence, also Eddie Bert, Donald Byrd – many of these cats have passed on sadly, special appearance by Little Jimmy Heath conducting and playing soprano saxophone. Julian Junior Mance at the piano with Billy Harper on tenor sax – graduating saxophonist Walter Blanding Jr. played his old saxophone held together by rubber bands for the last time that night, as Cab Calloway personally presented him with a new Yamaha tenor saxophone which he immediately played “You’ve Changed” joined by the all-star band and Little Jimmy Scott vocals – Bill Cosby hosted the entire night and participated in the music with gusto – incredible historic evening that I personally documented – the project is now back in-progress 23 years later, Jon Hammond — with Bill Cosby, Bill Cosby, Cab Calloway, Little Jimmy Scott and Joe Williams

Beacons in Jazz, Cab Calloway, Bernard Purdie, Martin W. Mueller, Parsons New School, Jon Hammond, Bill Cosby, Mayor David Dinkins, Jazzkeller, Musikmesse, Local 802, Musicians Union

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: US Army Blues Pershing’s Own Precious Lord Take My Hand at JEN 2013 Atlanta

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondUSArmyBluesPershing_sOwnPreciousLordTakeMyHandatJEN2013AtlantaGA/

Youtube http://youtu.be/X3zD331SWi0

Atlanta GA — A very special performance by US Army Blues Pershing’s Own Jazz Band at the JEN Jazz Education Network Conference 2013. A wonderful arrangement by SFC Graham Breedlove – Trumpet Chair of this fine ensemble. You can actually see and read down SFC Graham Breedlove’s trumpet part online – for PDF of his music:
http://www.usarmyband.com/recording_notes/pdf/blues-something-old/precious-lord-score-and-parts/precious-lord-trumpet-1.pdf
Director Conductor: Chief Warrant Officer Four Gordon K. Kippola
video by Jon Hammond at evening concert Jazz Education Network Conference in the ballroom of Hyatt Regency Atlanta GA. Special thanks to these fine musicians and Mary Jo Papich
**Really great solos from SSG Victor Barranco trombone and SFC Graham Breedlove trumpet – JH
THE U.S. ARMY BLUES PERSONNEL ROSTER
CW4 Gordon K. Kippola, Seabeck, WA, DIRECTOR
The U.S. Army Blues

SAXOPHONE
SFC Antonio L. Orta, Guanica, PR
SFC Bill E. Linney, Buies Creek, NC
SFC Joseph D. Henson, Rock Hill, SC
MSG John W. DeSalme, Iowa City, IA *
MSG David T. Brown, Ballston Lake, NY
TRUMPET
SFC Mark A. Wood, Gainesville, FL
SFC Kenneth W. McGee, Stafford, VA
SFC Graham E. Breedlove, Lafayette, LA ‡‡
SGM Craig C. Fraedrich, Menomonee Falls, WI ††
MSG Kenneth R. Rittenhouse, Fairmont, WV *
TROMBONE
MSG Matthew F. Niess, Levittown, PA
MSG William L. Holmes, Philadelphia, PA *
SSG Victor Barranco, North Pole, AK
SFC Jeffrey J. Cortazzo, Palmerton, PA ‡‡
PIANO
SGM Anthony W. Nalker, Lewisburg, WV †
GUITAR
SGM James F. Roberts, Washington, DC ‡
BASS
SSG Regan Brough, Orem, UT
DRUMS
MSG Steve Fidyk, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Atlanta GA — CNN Center as seen from 60 floors up – Jon Hammond

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CNN_Center
The CNN Center is the world headquarters of the Cable News Network (CNN). The main newsrooms and studios for several of CNN’s news channels are located in the building. The facility’s commercial office space is occupied entirely by CNN and its parent company, Turner Broadcasting System, a division of Time Warner. The CNN Center is located in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia, adjacent to Centennial Olympic Park.
The CNN Center opened in 1976 as the Omni Hotel, which was a development by Cousins Properties Inc. as that was unsuccessful until CNN moved its headquarters there in 1987 from its Midtown Atlanta site (old home of the Progressive Club on 1050 Techwood Drive and home to Turner Broadcasting System).[1] The facility originally offered office space to various business tenants, as well as consulates over the years. The main floor featured an indoor ice skating rink, as well as a small number of restaurants and a Gold Mine video arcade. More famously, Sid and Marty Krofft built an indoor amusement park called The World of Sid and Marty Krofft, inspired by the creations of the popular children’s television producers. The park was the first indoor theme park and opened in 1976, it closed within six months. The complex also featured a multi-screen movie theater. For years, the theater offered showings of Gone with the Wind, Ted Turner’s favorite movie. The theater was replaced during renovations to put in a new newsroom for CNN’s website operations. The ice skating rink was filled in and a mosaic map of the world replaced it (featuring brass markers indicating the locations of CNN bureaus around the world). When CNN networks moved in in 1987, CNN Headline News (now known as HLN) was the first network to broadcast a show from it at 3.00 ET with its program # 96,115. Their sister channel started live programming at 6.00 ET of that day.

Debris from tornado in front of CNN Center
On March 14, 2008, a EF-2 [2] tornado passed through downtown Atlanta, damaging the CNN Center and leaving water and dust in the upper floors. The ceiling of the atrium was also damaged, causing water to pour in and partially flood the food court. CNN’s library was damaged, although it is unknown at the moment how much of its archives were damaged.[3] Numerous injuries and widespread damage were reported overall. The Omni Hotel, attached to the CNN Center, was evacuated as a precaution, and more than 400 rooms had to be emptied of occupancy for two weeks.

Atlanta GA from 60 floors up – Atlanta is the official capital of Georgia and is a city of Skyscrapers – Jon Hammond from 60 floors above Atlanta

List of tallest buildings in Atlanta:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_buildings_in_Atlanta
Atlanta, the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Georgia, is home to 256 completed high-rises,[1] 37 of which stand taller than 400 feet (122 m). The majority of the city’s skyscrapers are clustered around Peachtree Street in the Downtown, Midtown, and Buckhead neighborhoods, with the suburban city of Sandy Springs also being the site of several skyscrapers. The tallest building in Atlanta is the 55-story Bank of America Plaza, which rises 1,023 feet (312 m) and was completed in 1992.[2] The Bank of America Plaza is also the tallest building in the United States outside of New York City and Chicago,[3] and the 9th-tallest building in the U.S. overall. The second-tallest building in Atlanta is SunTrust Plaza, which rises 871 feet (265 m).[4]
The history of skyscrapers in Atlanta began with the completion in 1892 of the Equitable Building.[5] The city later went through a major building boom that began in the 1980s and continued until the mid-1990s; the majority of the city’s skyscrapers, including its four tallest, have all been completed since 1985. Overall, Atlanta is the site of 15 completed buildings that are at least 492 feet (150 m) high. As of 2012, the skyline of Atlanta is ranked second in the Southeastern United States (behind Miami), seventh in the United States and 30th in the world with 56 buildings rising at least 330 feet (100 m) in height.[6] Of the 20 tallest buildings in Georgia, 18 are located in Atlanta;[7] the other two, Concourse Corporate Center V & VI are located in the neighboring city of Sandy Springs and stand as the tallest suburban buildings in the country.

NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman burning it up with The University of Miami Frost Concert Jazz Band at 4th annual JEN Jazz Education Network Conference

– Atlanta GA – Jon Hammond

This is a priceless photo: Gary Campbell great tenor saxophonist, composer, bandleader, educator

http://www.garycampbelljazz.com/ receiving a visit from his teacher – Dr. David N. Baker http://www.davidbakermusic.org/ past president of IAJE, author, world renowned musician educator – at 4th annual JEN Jazz Education Network Conference Atlanta GA after Gary’s quartet concert which was superb! Jon Hammond — at Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Jon Hammond with Javon Jackson Donald Meade Jazz Historian, Joe Chambers, Martin W. Mueller Exec. Director New School Contemporary Jazz Program

– here at the 4th annual JEN Jazz Education Network Conference – Atlanta GA – wonderful stories at this table folks! JH — with Javon Jackson and Martin W. Mueller at Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Martin W. Mueller Executive Director of New School Contemporary Jazz Program with one of his outstanding Alums – saxophonist composer bandleader Alex Graham, now living in Nashville – Alex has done well for himself and has a beautiful family – smokin’ quartet performance today here in Atlanta GA at 4th annual JEN Jazz Education Network Conference – Alex is a Jupiter endorsee

– Jon Hammond — with Martin W. Mueller and Alex Graham at Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Benjamin Toman

Cynthia Cawthorne
Graceland University

Jessica McAuliffe Graham
Boston, Massachusetts

Dixie Thompson
Pensacola, Florida

Bob Hull
Attorney at Law at Lewitt Hackman

Andrew Nichols
Musician/Private Woodwinds Instructor at Myself

Kimberly Lotoszinski Turrell
East Lansing, Michigan

Valerie Porter
Homemaker at None 🙂

Bill Liebold

Monika Ryan

Steve Urick
Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka, Japan

Leron Thomas
The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music

George D. Goodman
Eastern Michigan University

Steven Oberndorf
Counsel at McKay Hochman Company, Inc.

Paul Jobin
Financial Advisor at MassMutual

Gene Perry
Northern Michigan University

Jon Hammond with the great Wycliffe Gordon playing his famous soprano trombone – incredible and super-soulful musician & vocalist / composer arranger folks! *Feature performer with US Army Blues “Pershing’s Own” Jazz Orchestra at 4th annual JEN Jazz Education Network Conference – Atlanta GA , bravo Wycliffe!!

– JH — with Wycliffe Gordon at Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Blues Brothers from Different Mothers – Tom Bones Malone and Jon Hammond at 4th annual JEN Jazz Education Network Conference – Atlanta GA *video of Tom’s concert to come..
Tom interview with Jon backstage Ed Sullivan Theatre:
Youtube http://youtu.be/bxLx2tXAAZw
Tom Bones Malone of Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra Late Show with David Letterman on HammondCast Show KYOURADIO interview with Jon Hammond and Tom, covering his entire career including 10 years with Saturday Night Live as Musician and Music Director. Long time association with Gil Evans, Doc Severensen, featured in movie “Blues Brothers” and tours. Arranger, multi-instrumentalist speaking with Jon just prior to daily taping of Late Show in the Ed Sullivan Theater dressing rooms.

— with Tom Bones Malone and Tom ‘Bones’ Malone at Hyatt Regency Atlanta

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Bob Cranshaw Interview with Jon Hammond at JEN 2013

http://archive.org/details/BobCranshawInterviewWithJonHammondAtJen2013

Youtube http://youtu.be/ckhvUE4Pis4

Bob Cranshaw the great Jazz bassist, recording artist, educator and Local 802 Jazz Consultant Executive Board Member here interviewed by Jon Hammond at the 2013 JEN Jazz Education Network Conference in Atlanta GA. Bob tells an incredible story about the recording date with Lee Morgan on the classic album The Sidewinder.
Bob Cranshaw Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Cranshaw
special thanks to Mary Jo Papich, Rick Condit – Jazz Education Network
http://www.HammondCast.com

Atlanta GA — Army Blues “Pershing’s Own” with Wycliffe Gordon – incredible smokin’ concert last night at 4th Annual JEN Jazz Education Network Conference 2013 – Jon Hammond

— with Wycliffe Gordon at Hyatt Regency Atlanta

2 of my favorite musician Bob’s: Bassist Bob Cranshaw and tenor saxophonist Bob Mintzer in Atlanta GA at the 4th annual JEN Jazz Education Network Conference

– Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond and Frank Alkyer at the very prestigious DownBeat Magazine Stand

at 4th annual JEN Jazz Education Network Conference – Atlanta GA
http://www.namm.org/nammu/presenters/frank-alkyer
Frank Alkyer is the publisher of DownBeat, Music Inc. and UpBeat Daily magazines–all produced by Maher Publications, a family-owned company based in Elmhurst, Ill. He joined the company as editorial director in 1989 and he was named associate publisher in 1992 and publisher in 2003.

Alkyer began his career as a newspaper reporter. In the early 1980s, he served as statehouse reporter for the Youngstown Vindicator in Youngstown, Ohio. He then served as a general assignment reporter for the Jersey Journal in Jersey City, New Jersey, where he covered everything from police and city hall to entertainment and business.

He is a founding board member of Jazz Alliance International and the Jazz Education Network as well as an advisory board member of the Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz and the Litchfield Jazz Festival. He is also a member of American Society of Business Publication Editors.

He has proudly hosted Best In Show at NAMM since its inception in 2005.

Alkyer lives in the Chicago area with his wife and daughter. Every now and again, he still finds time to go into the basement and play a little guitar. He plans to get really good when he retires in about 30 years and has more time.

Teruo Goto
Works at Dirty old Musician

Elizabeth Levy
Works at 3rd satellite from our Sun

Joe Berger
King at Self employed

Gale Nudelman
Works at Gap

Lori Helfand
The Ohio State University

Andrew Hadro
Musician at Freelance

Gary Burton
Entertainment at ABC News Radio

Dalya Azaria

Katherine White
The Ohio State University

Pete Gamber
Educational Rep Southern California at Music & Arts

Sue Neely Hagedorn
Albion College

Mark J Williamson
Owner/ President at Williamson Music Co.

John Hasse
Curator of American Music at Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History

Tom Olsen
Marietta, Georgia

Yoichiro Hamahara
代表取締役 at 株式会社エス・ディ・アイ

Shari Giddens Helmer
Hod HaSharon

Katie Maher
Once upon a time at Maher Publications aka Down Beat

The great Brazilian bassist Nilson Matta thanking the owner of the beautiful seasoned acoustic bass, before playing the hell out of it “Samba Meets Jazz!” at 4th annual JEN Jazz Education Network Conference – Atlanta GA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nilson_Matta
Nilson Matta is a premier Brazilian bassist and composer. He has been based in New York City since 1985. He is also known for his work with Trio Da Paz, Don Pullen African Brazilian Connection, Joe Henderson, Yo Yo Ma and Nilson Matta’s Brazilian Voyage.
Nilson’s latest project, called Nilson Matta’s Brazilian Voyage, is an exciting group playing many of Matta’s original songs mixed with Brazilian standards. For this album, Nilson called Harry Allen, Anne Drummond, Klaus Mueller, Ze Mauricio and Mauricio Zotterelli into the studio. The album, produced by Nilson and Luisa Matta is dedicated to his native country of Brazil. It literally takes the listener on a “Brazilian Voyage” through the many regions of that country.

Jon Hammond, bassist Bob Cranshaw, trumpeter Blake Martin at Local 802 Musicians Union stand at 4th annual JEN Jazz Education Network Conference – Bob Cranshaw’s career career spans the heyday of Blue Note Records to his recent involvement with the Musicians Union –

known to many as long-time bassist on Sesame Street TV Show – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Cranshaw
Melbourne R. “Bob” Cranshaw (born December 10, 1932, in Evanston, Illinois) is an American jazz bassist. His career spans the heyday of Blue Note Records to his recent involvement with the Musicians Union. He is perhaps best known for his long association with Sonny Rollins. Cranshaw has been in Rollins’s working band on and off for almost five decades, starting with the 1962 album The Bridge.
Some of Cranshaw’s best-known performances include on Lee Morgan’s The Sidewinder and Grant Green’s Idle Moments. Cranshaw also served as the sole session bassist to Sesame Street and The Electric Company songwriter and composer Joe Raposo, and played bass guitar on all songs, tracks, buttons and cues recorded by the Children’s Television Workshop during Raposo’s tenure.
Although he lacks the name recognition of other bassists, Cranshaw has performed and recorded with a wide range of leading jazz artists, including Ella Fitzgerald, Dexter Gordon, Grant Green, Coleman Hawkins, Jimmy Heath, Joe Henderson, Johnny Hodges, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, J. J. Johnson, Jackie McLean, Hank Mobley, Thelonious Monk, James Moody, Lee Morgan, Wes Montgomery, Oscar Peterson, Buddy Rich, George Shearing, Wayne Shorter, Horace Silver, Shirley Scott, Stanley Turrentine, McCoy Tyner, Sonny Rollins, George Benson, and Joe Williams.
Along with Wes Montgomery’s brother Monk, Cranshaw was among the early jazz bassists to trade his upright bass for an electric bass. He was criticized for this by jazz purists, although he was forced to switch by a back injury incurred in a serious auto accident.
Throughout his long and distinguished career he has also performed on hundreds of television shows and film and television scores. He appears on The Blue Note Story, a 90-minute documentary of the famed jazz label.
Cranshaw was also a founding member of the short-lived MJT + 3 (Modern Jazz Two) that included Frank Strozier on alto saxophone, Harold Mabern on piano, Willie Thomas on trumpet, and Walter Perkins on drums. The Chicago-based group produced several albums, a number for Vee-Jay Records. Another vintage Cranshaw jam, 1964’s Blue Flames, featuring Shirley Scott, Stanley Turrentine and Otis Finch, was recorded for Prestige Records. Cranshaw also played live shows for tap dancer Maurice Hines, along with friend and drummer Paul Goldberg.

US Army Blues, Pershing’s Own, Precious Lord, JEN 2013, Jazz Education Network, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Spiritual, Victor Barranco, Graham Breedlove, Gordon K. Kippola, Musicians Union

Manhattan by Night, Louis Vuitton, Bulgari, Apple Store Fifth Ave., Times Square, Mickey Mouse, Local 802, Musicians Union, Organ, Jazz, Blues, Soft News

Duo Session, Last night, Richard Clements, 802 bandstand, Jon Hammond, Jazz, Organ, Blues, Manhattan, distinguished career, music

WebTV Jon Hammond Relaunches WebTV Page Builder

February 24, 2013

Jon Hammond new CD Release “Live At Bernies” recorded in Ringwood Australia on the incredible digital New B3 Hammond organ with Michael Jordan drums

Artists Name: HAMMOND, JON
Title: LIVE AT BERNIES
Format: CD
Label: BERNIES MUSIC LAND
City Hall Catalog Number: 8940
UPC Product Code: 725543602527
List Price: 16.98
Musical Category: JAZZ
Release Date: 7/20/2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jon Hammond Relaunches WebTV Page Builders Powered by MSN TV as heard daily on KYOURADIO HammondCast Show streaming worldwide on CBS Network

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JON HAMMOND International, Inc.

Official Website of JON HAMMOND *As seen on MCTV THE JON HAMMOND SHOW

World renowned musician/composer host of The Jon Hammond Show. Accordionist, Piano, Bandleader
TV/Radio personality and Voice Over Artist.
Member: American Federation of Musicians Union-Local 6 and Local 802, ASCAP Artist. To send mail to Mr. Hammond: POB #754 Times Square Station, New York, NY 10108 USA
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My Moscow story with Igor Butman

JON HAMMOND SHOW PODCAST HAMMONDCAST Program is Launched !!

Jon Hammond Show Podcast Hammondcast is now launched on Apple
HammondCast Blogger URL:
http://laterent.blogspot.com

HammondCast 8 now on-the-air! *With Igor Butman, Cindy Blackman, Wallace Roney, Marc Baum and more, at:http://www.jonhammondband.com/music-15.html
or
http://www.ourmedia.org/node/66942
HammondCast 7 now on-the-air! With Bernard Purdie, HADES, EDDIE MONEY and more from the archives going back to 1971! *click: http://www.ourmedia.org/node/63901 *Don’t forget to click “Play” button..crank it way up these are very old recordings!
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Live from Jazzkeller Frankfurt-Jon Hammond Band
*a word from Eddie Money on Jon Hammond Show Podcast HammondCast: http://www.jonhammondband.com/music-11.html
and
http://www.jonhammondband.com/music-10.html

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and
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and
http://www.jonhammondband.com/music-7.html
Many more shows to follow so check back frequently.
*Special Thanks: Leo Laporte of This Week in Tech Podcast show!
Check out Leo’s live show from Apple SF Store:
http://aolradio.podcast.aol.com/twit//TWiT0021H.mp3
and check out: http://thisweekintech.com/21?PHPSESSID=9851c2e9b47b3d8870e73cefc4e37efd !
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My first band in 1966!

Tour de Force 1966!
from left – right: John, Jon, George, Ringo, Paul

Unfortunately 2 of the fellows have passed away now, but I’m doing better than all of them!
www.jonhammondband.com

Jimmy Smith at 2005 IAJE

*Note: A sad note about the passing of Jimmy Smith, Feb. 9 2005 in Scottsdale AZ just one month after receiving NEA Jazz Masters Award. Jon Hammond said about Jimmy Smith: “He played more organ with one hand tied behind his back than many others!” His left side had been compromised for some time but he still out-grooved with right hand. For Jon Hammond’s 2005 IAJE jazz educators pictures:http://community.webtv.net/HammondsBolero/IAJE2005Picturesby

ALL JON HAMMOND RADIO…ALL THE TIME! Jon Hammond uses T-Mobile Sidekick II

http://community.webtv.net/laterent/ALLJONHAMMONDRADIO
September 22, 2004 Jon Hammond puts the new advance release T-Mobile Sidekick II unit to work.
“It’s awesome!” check it out at www.tmobile.com

Photo link

Jon Hammond’s first Billboard article, March 17 1984

Behind the Beat: Artist Feature by Steven Rosenfeld

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Special Announcement! JUNE 22 & 23, at Shoreline Ampitheatre!! **Updated JON HAMMOND Itinerary International:

Where’s Jon?!
Current itinerary dates at bottom, scroll down.

Announcing to the people at Shoreline Ampitheatre that we have been invited back to be on the program of NEW ORLEANS BY THE BAY FOOD AND MUSIC FESTIVAL again next year by the Bill
Graham Presents people in San Francisco, Cal.
JUNE 22 & 23 at Shoreline Ampitheatre-NEW ORLEANS BY THE BAY FOOD AND MUSIC FESTIVAL!!
Be sure and catch Jon Hammond & Band at John Lee Hooker’s BOOM BOOM ROOM Aug. 14
Outside concerts:
Sept. 29-Boedeckker Park, Tenderloin SF
Oct. 5-Yerba Buena Garden-SF
Sept. 13- in San Jose Airport Southwest Airlines Boarding Area
Oct. 10-Manhattan Plaza, New York City
Oct. 31-Halloween Party, Laguna Honda Hospital
Nov. 30-Boom Boom Room w/ James Brown’s drummer Erik Hargrove
Dec. 5- Opera Plaza, S.F.
Dec. 8- Laguna Honda Hospital
Dec. 9-11 OLYMPIC VOYAGER
Dec. 25- HHRC Club
Jan. 8-11- Westin Rio Resort Puerto Rico
March 7-11- Frankfurt Musikmesse 2001
March 9 & 10th- Jazzkeller Hofheim 15 jahr Jubilee Party!
*Note: Special Thanks to the musicians…Erik Hargrove of James Brown Soul Generals, Kevin Mauder, Tyrone Starks, Christian Munchinger, Steven King, Tony Horowitz, Lee Oskar (WAR), and especially main man Robert Hutya of Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg and brother Otmar Hutya for helping to make the shows at Musikmesse 2001 a big success!! **And Marco Galeazzi, Donatella and the Excelsior CEMEX team…Special Grazzia!! FRITZ Magazine-Manuel Schreiner, Joachim “Jo-Jo” Tucksen and Jazzkeller Hofheim team, Yucel “ALI” Atiker-Frankfurt, Jennifer Frizzell United Airlines, Scott Cooper-Universal Video Studios, Joe Berger-B.E.A.M. Audio.
March 19th, 2001 Manhattan Plaza (my own birthday party with special friends!)
June 23 & 24th, Shoreline Ampitheatre-New Orleans by the Bay Food and Music Festival
March 2002- Musikmesse 2002 (16 year JUBILEE!)
*March 2002…Return to the Jazzkeller Hofheim! BIG PARTY!!
April 28th, 2001-Laguna Honda Hospital, 2 hour walkaround the wards with accordion
April 30th, John Lee Hooker’s BOOM BOOM ROOM in San Francisco
June 2-Laguna Honda Hospital, Clarendon Building
June 9th 2001, Opening ceremonies for Emeryville California CITY HALL!
June 9th pm-Fairmont Hotel, grand piano
June 10th-Hotel Pierre, San Francisco
June 15th-Laguna Honda Hospital, Clarendon Building
*note! June 23 and 24th Shoreline Show with Bonnie Raitt and The Funky Meters!
July 1-Boom Boom Room, S.F.
July 10-Manhattan Plaza
July 13-NDR Radio Broadcast Hamburg Germany
July 17th-NOON TIME SHOW outside at 1275 Market St. San Francisco!
August 25th-solo accordion at Laguna Honda Hospital, Clarendon Building
August 29th-*NOTE! This show canceled NOON TIME SHOW outside at 525 Market St. San Francisco…don’t go.
Sept. 20th: Taping: The Jon Hammond Show-big band arrangements of music of Led Zeppelin conducted by trumpeter Bill Warfield at Local 802 hall on W. 48th St. Manhattan
**tune in on Time/Warner MNN TV!
Sept. 30-Oct. 8th Hamburg Germany
Oct. 27th-Laguna Honda Hospital Psych Ward, solo accordion in wards
Oct. 27th-clubdate SF
Nov. 3rd-Laguna Honda Hospitals, “doubles” 4 hours of continuous accordion music in the wards
Nov. 5th-12th, recording sessions New York City
Nov. 18th-Boom Boom Room, S.F.
Dec. 12-Opera Plaza private holiday party
Dec. 14-private christmas party Alfred Hitchcock bldg.
Dec. 15-doubles in Laguna Honda Hospital
Dec. 19-SF County Women’s Jail “Pod E” Women’s Jail Facility
Dec. 21-Laguna Honda Hospital
Dec. 27-Kwaanza Celebration with Ronnie Smith-drums at Laguna Honda Hospital
Dec. 31-New Years party with Larry Schneider San Francisco
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2002!
Jan. 17 and 18 Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim!
Jan. 19-solo accordion Laguna Honda Hospital
Jan. 26-solo accordion in locked wards Laguna Honda Hospital
Jan. 27-doubles in Laguna Honda Hospital
Feb. 4th-Jury Duty New York City!
March 1st-Smiley’s Schooner Saloon and Hotel, Bolinas CA with Barry Finnerty guitar
March 4th-Jon Hammond Funk Explosion at Boom Boom Room SF
March 14-Cafe KLEMM-Frankfurt
March 15 + 16th-Jazzkeller Hofheim (Germany)
March 30-solo show in Psychiatric Ward of Laguna Honda Hospital SF
April 8-American Legion Post Building, 248 132nd St. Harlem NYC
April 11-Cobb’s Corner-S.F.
April 13-doubles at Lagua Honda Hospital
April 25-Laguna Honda Hospital
May 4-Laguna Honda Hospital
May 10-Chicago-Green Mill + Chicago Brauhaus
May 12-New York-American Legion Post 132nd St. Harlem
May 18-Solo Piano FOUR SEASONS HOTEL S.F.
May 19-Doubles: Laguna Honda Hospital S.F.
June 1 – Doubles: Laguna Honda Hospital, solo on Casio MZ2000
June 6 – Bruno’s Nightclub and Restaurant S.F.,, trio on Hammond B3 organ
June 7 – Bruno’s – trio gig and Police Sound Check pursuant to S.F. Police Commision Hearing
June 12- solo piano at Bruno’s Nightclub
June 14- organ trio at Bruno’s Nightclub SF.
June 22 and 23-SHORELINE AMPITHEATRE-the 14th annual NEW ORLEANS BY THE BAY FOOD AND MUSIC FESTIVAL..opening show for Taj Mahal and Delbert McClinton!
July 6- American Legion Post, Harlem NYC 132nd St.
July 9- Recording session with Joe Berger NYC
July 13- wedding in Nevada City CA
July 19- Laguna Honda Hospital SF
July 25- East Park Apartments’ “Tony” the maintenance man’s retirement luncheon S.F.
July 25- Bruno’s Nightclub S.F. – organ trio
Aug. 17- Wedding gig Central Park NYC
Aug. 24- doubles accordion gig at Laguna Honda Hospital
Aug. 25- Cotati Accordion Festival
Aug. 27- Jon Hammond Trio at Bruno’s SF
Sept. 6- session with guitarist Bill Wurtzel NYC
Sept. 9- production meeting with Bernard Purdie
Sept. 11- 9/11 United Airlines / Amercian Airlines Memorial Tribute to the Heroes in Washington Square Park NYC
Sept. 19- 2 hour accordion concert Times Square Subway sation
Sept. 22- recording session with Ronnie Smith and Alex Budman in Local 6 hall San Frandcisco
Sept. 28th- Doubles accordion gig in Clarnedon Hall, Laguna Honda Hospital S.F.
October 16-19 MUSIC CHINA Shanghai China!
Oct. 16th evening, Jon will perform at the Shanghai Grand Theatre- Opening Night Reception of Music China with FangLin the phenomenal 14 year old accordion champion of China!
While in Shanghai Mr. Hammond is a guest of the Renaissance Yangtze Shanghai Hotel: (0086).21-627.50000
Oct. 28- Laguna Honda Hospital, “doubles” solo
Oct. 29- Recording at Local 6 hall SF
Oct. 29- Bruno’s SF with Ronnie Smith/Alex Budman *spcl. guests: Michael Rinta & Joe Rodriguez
Nov. 5/6- recording new record- Unique Studios Times Square NYC w/Alex Budman, Ronnie Smith and Joe Berger at the controls.
Nov. 16- taping for TV: “Alice in Wonderland” show with Igor & Ilona Kisil and Company at the world-famous Odessa Nightclub in Brighton Beach Brooklyn
Nov. 23- Osaka Japan-Rug Time w/ Midori Ono
Nov. 27- Photo Shoot for cover: “Hammond’s Bolero” Brennan’s and train track Berkeley CA
Nov. 30- Doubles Laguna Honda Hospital- SF
Dec. 3, 4, 5- Studio sessions w/Joe Berger- NYC
Dec. 10- Opera Plaza Christmas event- S.F.
Dec. 16- SF County Jail #8, “Pod E”
Dec. 21- Doubles Laguna Honda Hospital- S.F.
Dec. 25th – Christmas show Laguna Honda Hospital
Dec. 30 – Session with saxophonist Don Pender and drummer Bob Ramirez at Local 6 Union Hall
Dec. 31 – New Years date CANCELED Horizons Sausalito…band replaced with gay dj “party”..don’t go! I’ll be flying to New York City just in time to catch the ball drop in Times Square.
HAPPY NEW YEARS 2003!
2003 Gigs:
My new album “Hammond’s Bolero” is coming out Jan. 9th! *info: http://community.webtv.net/laterent/HAMMONDSBOLERO It’s out now! Available directly from me.
Jan. 16- NAMM Anaheim
Jan. 21- Frankfurt Germany
Jan. 22/23 NDR Radio Hamburg
Jan. 24- Hamburg Germany- Birdland Jazz Club with Lutz Buchner- tenor sax, Heinz Lichius- drums
*note: Birdland gig was packed!! **Hamburger Abendblatt newspaper wrote:
Ob Doors-Liebhaber oder Baseball Freak: Sie alle lieben die SCHWEINEORGEL besser bekannt als Hammondorgel Ein Meister am Erzdamon der Musikinstrumente ist nomen est omen – Jon Hammond. Der Tastengott und TV – Pionier ist zurzeit mit Lutz Buchner, Ed Harris, und Heinz Lichius unterwegs, um Groove-Jazz mit maximaler Ausdrucskraft zum Besten zu geben. Am 24.1. (21Uhr) macht Jon Hammond Station im Birdland (Gartnerstrasse 122). Eintritt 9 Euro

Feb. 1 – Laguna Honda Hospital solo show
Feb. 14 – Happy Valentine’s Day everybody! My cd just went on sale at NYC’s oldest record store: COLONY RECORDS ! Broadway & W. 49th St.
Feb. 15 – American Legion Post, 248 132nd St. Harlem NY with trumpetist Sheldon “The Big Dipper” Sweeper!
Feb. 28 – Live on radio KPOO 89.5FM with JJ!
March 1 – 4pm-Tower Records SF (Columbus & Bay St.) in-store party/concert with food and special guests! To promote new cd HAMMOND’S BOLERO with Jon Hammond Trio live
March 5-9 Musikmesse Frankfurt Germany
March 7th/8th-Jazzkeller Hofheim (near Frankfurt) Musikmesse party/concert with Harry Petersen-sax (HR Radio Band) and Heinz Lichius-drums (NDR Radio Band) *plus special guest LEE OSKAR
March 17th-Radio appearance on Pete Fallico’s DOODLIN’ LOUNGE show at KUSP FM: www.KUSP.org streaming worldwide!
March 29th-doubles Laguna Honda Hospital SF
*Note: Canceled due to War: April 3-20th nightly show aboard world’s fastest cruise ship Royal Olympia Explorer Ft. Lauderdale to Portugal, Casablanca, Tunisia, Venice, Piraeus Greece
April 20th- Easter Jazz Brunch at ROTH’S STEAKHOUSE W. 93rd & Coumbus New York City with Bill Wurtzel-guitar 12noon-4pm
April 28th, 8.30pm-Release Party/Concert with Joe Berger and band at Le Bar Bat NYC on W. 57th St.
May 3, 2.30pm – release party/concert with Alan Hall-drums and Alex Budman-tenorsax at RASPUTIN RECORDS on Telegraph Ave. Berkeley. Free Fantastic Food! and 1 hour concert!
May 10- Laguna Honda Hospital, doubles
May 22-Pumpkins, Brooklyn NY in trio with Clarence “Tootsie” Bean-drums, Bill Saxton-sax, Jon on XB-2
June 7-Irish Cultural Center with Jimi James 45th and Sloat San Francisco
June 8-Laguna Honda Hospital
June 9th at 3pm Pacific Time – live in-studios of KCSM radio with program director Jesse Chuy Varela! listen worldwide on stream! *click wwwKCSM.org
June 21/22- First time in Moscow Russia! with incredible tenor saxophonist Igor Butman and Eduard Zizak-drums! – Le Club Moscow
Hammond’s Bolero now on WBGO Rotation Playlist!
June 27- WBGO visit with Gary Walker
June 29- Special guest at WBGO Members Party
June 30- 9:30pm East Coast time: worldwide streaming broadcast of The Jon Hammond Show tv show! channel 56 at www.MNN.org
July 8- Crossroads in Garwood NJ, WBGO’s Stan Meyers hosting
July 19- Jazz Brunch 12-4PM: Roth’s Westside Steakhouse NYC with Bill Wurtzel-guitar, Rudy Lawless-drums
July 22- Roth’s Westside Steakhouse NY with guitarist Bill Wurtzel
July 31- recording session w/Larry Newcomb-gtr. at Local 802 hall
Aug. 6- Private Party Opera Plaza San Francisco
Aug. 7- Virgin Megastore SF (Market/Stockton) in-store party/concert at 1PM with Ronnie Smith Jr.-dums, Marc Baum-tenor sax, jh-Hammond org.
Aug. 8, 9, 10, 16- Laguna Honda Hospital
Aug. 15- Radio interview taping with Louie Bellson at Jazz Nouveau San Francisco
Sept. 6- American Legion Post, Harlem NYC 248, 132nd St. NY with Sheldon “Big Dipper” Sweeper-trumpet and special guests
Sept. 8/9- Eddie Money Portland Maine
Sept. 18- Guest of Jazz At Lincoln Center “Moscow Nights” concert with Igor Butman Bigband together with Wynton Marsalis’ Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Alice Tully Hall
Sept. 25th, CANCELED: 12Noon-1:30PM San Francisco Opera Plaza Fountain
Sept. 27/28- Laguna Honda Hospital
Oct. 2/4th- Laguna Honda Hospital
Oct. 9- Featured on Voice Of America Radio (VOA) “Border Crossings Show”!
Oct. 15-18th- Music China Shanghai China
Oct. 17 & 18th- Portman Ritz Carlton Hotel Shanghai with drummer Danny Woody! saxophone tba
Oct. 25th- Duo with Marc Baum- Fairmont Hotel Venetian Room SF for Lowell High School Sports Foundation
Oct. 28/29th- 2 nights with Eddie Money! at Iron Door Saloon, Groveland California
Oct. 29th- Solo at Hole #1 tee-off of Eddie Money Celebrity Golf Tournament, Pine Mountain Lake benefit for Tioga High School *Condolences to the Barsotti Family on the tragic death of Bettike Barsotti, she and surviving husband Peter are proprietors of Iron Door Saloon.
Oct. 31-campaign work for relection of SF District Attorney Terence Hallinan, 724 Van Ness SF
Nov. 1- Solo show at Laguna Honda Hospital
Nov. 6- Cancelonie
Nov. 15- Jazz Factory- Louisville Kentucky
Nov. 19-23- Castelfidardo Italy Excelsior tour
Dec. 4- Post Net one year anniversary party-Vallejo CA
Dec. 9- SF County Jail #8 women’s facility
Dec. 10th- Private party Opera Plaza San Francisco
Dec. 11th- Laguna Honda Hospital
Dec. 13th- secure psych ward gig
Dec. 18-25- sessions in New York City
Dec. 24th- Roth’s Westside Steakhouse Christmas Eve Show! 93rd & Columbus New York City
Dec. 31- New Years at Hotel Charlotte Groveland CA

2004 Schedule:
Jan. 7- Live KPOO 89.5 “Blues w/Noel Show”, 9-11AM…worldwide at www.KPOO.com !
Jan. 8- Laguna Honda Hospital main building 7PM
Jan. 15-18th- NAMM Show Anaheim Calfornia
Jan. 21-25- IAJE Hilton Hotel New York City
Feb. 2- 20th Anniversary of The Jon Hammond Show! which has run uninterrupted for 20 years. Cocktail reception at Roth’s Steakhouse
Feb. 4- Trio with Bill Wurtzel and Rudy Lawless 6-10PM
Feb. 5 & 6- Guest of James Brown Band at BB King’s NY
Feb. 11th- Press Conference: Laurie Anderson “New Sound…New York”
Feb. 12th- Session: Pumpkins Brooklyn, NY with Clarence “Tootsie” Bean, George Braith, Greg Lewis
Feb. 18- Berklee College of Music workshop
Feb. 20- Guest of Sons of Champlin, McNear’s Mystic Theatre, Petaluma CA
Feb. 21- Laughing Duck Winery, Ukiah CA
Feb. 22- Laguna Honda Hospital
Feb. 22- Hilton Hotel Reno Nevada
Feb. 23- Penn Valley, CA
Feb. 23- Jon Hammond Show TV: Jazz Factory special from Louisville KY
Feb. 28- Laguna Honda Hospital
March 11- Guest Appearance with drummer Tootsie Bean at Pumpkins, Brooklyn NY *Carol Sudhalter-saxes
March 12- Photo Session with Sheldon “Big Dipper” Sweeper and Dido the drummer at St. Nick’s Pub, 149th St. Harlem
March 22- Roth’s Westside Steakhouse with guitarist Bill Wurtzel 6-10PM
March 25 & 28- Laguna Honda Hospital
March 31-April 4th- Musikmesse Frankfurt Germany
April 2/3- Jazzkeller Hofheim Musikmesse Party!
*with: Heinz Lichius-drums, Kevin Mauder-tenor sax, Joe Berger-guitar
Mini-tour in North Germany *with: Heinz cLichius-drums, Gabriel Coburger-tenor sax, Joe Berger-guitar, Jon Hammond-organ
April 5- Blue Montag: Ham-Berger Band in Harburg at Schnulze!
April 7- Blue Moon Bar, Bremen Germany
April 9- Birdland Hamburg Ham-Berger Band! with Heinz Lichius, tenor sax: Gabriel Coburger
April 16- Laguna Honda Hospital San Francisco
April 29- WBGO 25 Year Anniversary Celebration participation www.WBGO.org
May 3- Guest with Jon Paris at BB King’s New York City
May 6- Special Guest of Cirque Du Soleil Musicians at opening night Alegria at Randall’s Island NY
May 14- Special Guest of Eddie Money at Northern Lights Albany/Clifton Park NY
May 24- The Jon Hammond Show TV First-Ever All-Digital Broadcast!
May 19, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26-WBGO studios fund drive
June 5&6- Millennium Theatre Brooklyn: Filming Igor Butman Bigband & Larisa Dolina for Jon Hammond TV Show
June 8- Birdland NYC: Filming Igor Butman Bigband & Larisa Dolina for Jon Hammond TV Show
June 24- Hipbone Records’ studio session
July 9- Rondure Music Club, 24 Prince St. (Soho) New York City, duo with saxophonist Tim Armacost
July 17 & 18- Concerts in Moscow-CANCELED-Le Club with Igor Butman & Eduard Zizak
July 24 & 25th- Laguna Honda Hospital
July 28- KPOO Radio broadcast on “Blues With Noel Show” 10AM-2PM
July 29&30th- Jon Hammond Quartet at Grant & Green in North Beach San Francisco
Aug. 5- Laguna Honda Hospital SF
Aug. 7- Laguna Honda Hospital SF
Aug. 13- Duo with saxophonist Tim Armacost at Rondure Music Club/Restaurant NY www.rondurenyc.com www.timarmacost.com
Aug. 21- Jazzkeller Frankfurt returning after many years! with Kevin Mauder-tenor sax Joe Berger live DVD filming, join the party!
Aug. 27- Schnulze, Harburg-Hamburg Germany
Sept. 4- 19 Broadway Fairfax Cal. JH Band
Sept. 19- Jazz Ambassadors Tour adjudicating-Canceled
Sept. 17,18, 20,21, 22- WBGO 6AM
Sept. 22- receiving first Sidekick II unit
Oct. 2- Postponed: Accordion sub: Fiddler On The Roof on Broadway NYC
Oct. 8- Guest of Joe Berger/David Marx, Huckapoo debut concert at Town Hall www.huckapoo.com
Oct. 12- Laguna Honda Hospital SF Cal.
Oct. 15- Laguna Honda Hospital
Oct. 17- Fly to Shanghai China
Oct. 19- Play at Ritz Carlton Hotel Shanghai with Danny Woody and shows at Music China through Oct. 23rd
Oct. 28th- AES Berklee College of Music Alumni Night
Oct. 30- Laguna Honda Hospital SF
Oct. 31- Fly to New York
Nov. 2nd- DON’T FORGET TO VOTE…For Kerry!
Nov.3rd- VOA Radio 15:00 UTC
Nov. 6- Cleopatra’s Needle NY Jon Hammond Quartet with Matt Smith-guitar & Tootsie Bean-drums & Brett Ryan-alto sax
Nov. 13- Tunica Miracle Tour with Larry Liddell, Tunica Mississippi
Nov. 14- WROX 1450 AM Blues radio appearance, Home of the Blues! Clarksdale Mississippi www.wroxblues.com
Nov. 14- Guest at Aretha Franklin concert-Horeshoe Casino, Bluesville Robinsonville/Tunica MS *Special thanks: Larry Liddell Tunica Miracle!
Nov. 22- Jon Hammond Show TV Show broadcast from Cleopatra’s Needle Club
Nov. 25- Happy Thanksgiving! Turkey dinner on United Airlines flight
Nov. 27&28th- Laguna Honda Hospital
Dec. 6- Jon Hammond Trio live in SF County Jail #8, 4th year!
Dec. 7- Laguna Honda Hospital
Dec. 8- Live for 1 hour at 1PM on KCSM 91.1 Jazz Radio with Chris Cortez
Dec. 11- Laguna Honda Hospital
Dec. 12- Guest at Bobby Blue Bland concert, Diamond Hall SF Sunday Blues & Jazz Club
Dec. 15- *note: Canceled, harpist hired: Private party: Opera Plaza SF
Dec. 17- Laguna Honda Hospital Christmas Party
Dec. 20- Microsoft’s *new MSN TV2 & Jon Hammond go online, streaming worldwide at the speed of light!
Dec. 31/Jan. 1-Happpy New Years 2005! Times Square NY
European tour support by Hammond Deutschland, Michael Maier Falkenstein: Hammond-Germany@t-online.de and Excelsior Accordions

2005 SCHEDULE:
Jan 1- New Years Eve in Times Square NY!
Jan. 3- Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse San Francisco
Jan. 5-8 IAJE Convention Long Beach CA
Jan. 6- ASCAP/IAJE Commissions Gil Evans Fellowship, Terrace Theatre
Jan. 7- NEA Jazz Masters Awards
Jan. 9- Laguna Honda Hospital
Jan. 10-14- Macworld San Francisco
Jan. 11- Meeting with Apple’s Steve Jobs !
Jan. 18- Laguna Honda Hospital
Jan. 18 James Brown show, House of Blues Anaheim CA CANCELED
Jan. 20-23 NAMM Anaheim CA
Jan. 29- Laguna Honda Hospital
Jan. 31- Local 6 Union Meeting
Feb. 2- 21st year anniversary of Jon Hammond Show TV Show! Beginning 22nd year.
Feb. 6- Laguna Honda Hospital
Feb. 9- Laguna Honda Hospital
Feb. 11- Laguna Honda Hospital
Feb. 12- Laguna Honda Hospital
March 12- EDITH PIAF CAFE-Paris France!
March 14- ONE WAY CAFE- Paris France!-Canceled! (by me)
March 17-funeral- Suisun Valley CA
March 18- Laguna Honda Hospital SF CA
March 28- Flying to Germany! Arrive Hamburg 3/29
Mar. 31- Multimedia with Michael August ILLUSTRATORP at VILLON in Hamburg by Hauptbahnhof!
April 1 & 2- Hamburg Germany/NDR Radio
April 5- Jazzkeller Frankfurt : Musikmesse 2005 Party! JON HAMMOND BAND
April 6-9- Frankfurt Musikmesse
April 15- Cleopatra’s Needle Club-NYC Tax Day Party!
April 27-CANCELED! Promoter is out of there!
Smith’s Restaurant Bar-NYC 44th St.
May 28- Laguna Honda Hospital
May 29- Laguna Honda Hospital
June 4- Guest-Aretha Franklin Gospelfest
June 4- late night: Guest- Igor & Illonka Kissil at Odessa in Brighton Beach Brookly
June 5- WBGO Volunteers Party
June 7- Southwest Airlines BWI Interview
June 25- Laguna Honda Hospital
June 27- Laguna Honda Hospital
July 4- Laguna Honda Hospital (doubles)
July 4- Guest- Shoreline Amitheatre 4th of July San Francisco Symphony Orchestra & Fireworks! produced by Mick Brigden
July 6- Laguna Honda Hospital
July 9- Laguna Honda Hospital
July 23- Berklee College of Music Alum Songwriters Workshop
July 27- Nursing Home show-NYC
Aug. 27- Laguna Honda Hospital
Aug. 28- Laguna Honda Hospital
Sept. 5- Laguna Honda Hospital
Sept. 6- Laguna Honda Hospital
Sept. 16- Cleopatra’s Needle NYC
Sept. 22- Nursing Home show-NYC
Oct. 18- Music China Warm Up Party-Shanghai Ritz-Carlton
Dec. 2-4 NDR Radio Studio 1 Hamburg Germany
Dec. 8- Nursing home show NYC
Dec. 19- Laguna Honda Hospital morning show
Dec. 19- San Francisco County Jail #8 Pods D & E with JH TRIO: Marc Baum-t.sax, Jon Otis-drums
Dec. 20- Laguna Honda Hospital
Dec. 22- Las Vegas Mirage Hotel private party
Dec. 24- Laguna Honda Hospital

Igor Butman & Gary Walker (WBGO Program Director/Host)

March 5th 2004, Friday morning bright and early at 7 in the morning, Igor Butman and I met at Port Authority Bus Station and I took Igor out to WBGO radio studios to be a special guest on Gary Walker’s morning broadcast. Here they are pictured outside the WBGO www.WBGO.org studios located at 54 Park Place in downtown Newark NJ. Gary had such a good time interviewing his old friend Igor that he stayed on the air 15 minutes past the normal end of his show. Later Igor and I spent a good part of the day kicking around the music stores on W.48th St. where Igor stocked up on supplies for his bigband members back in Moscow before his quartet gig in the evening at Birdland. I’ll be back in Moscow to play with Igor this coming July *link:http://community.webtv.net/GoldenPenMan/BLUESINTHEMOSCOW
* SPECIAL THANKS from JON HAMMOND to the following people on my new LATE RENT remastered audiophile quality release of my greatest hits:http://community.webtv.net/ExcelsiorAccordions/SPECIALTHANKSfrom listen for it on radio WBGO www.wbgo.org listener supported radio!

International Kultur and Multi Media Productions

BackBeat Productions, New York

USA
San Francisco,
Times Square office
New York, New York
laterent@webtv.net
www.callasong.de/hammond
http://community.webtv.net/laterent/TheWorldsFastest
www.laterent.de
European Tour Manager-ROBERT HUTYA r.hutya@web.de

Jon Hammond-RESUME

Born: Chicago 1953
Instruments: Organ, Accordion, Piano
Attended: Berklee College of Music, Boston 1974. Currently studying International Business on Internet at City College of San Francisco under Professor Bruce Lilienthal
Languages: English, German

Musician: Jon has played professionally since age 12. Beginning as a solo accordionist, he later played Hammond B3 organ with a number of important San Francisco bands. His all-original rock group “Hades” opened shows for Tower of Power, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Michael Bloomfield. Eddie Money and Barry Finnerty became musical associates.
Moving east, he attended Berklee and played venues as diverse as Boston’s “Combat Zone” and the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod, where he was house organist and developed a lasting friendship with House Speaker Tip O’Niel. He also toured the Northeast and Canada with the successful show revue “Easy Living”, and continued his appearances at nightclubs in Boston and New York. Subsequently Hammond lived and traveled in Europe, where he has an entusiastic following.

TV/Video Producer: In 1981 Jon formed BackBeat Productions. Assisted by Lori Friedman (Video by LORI), the innovative TV show became a Manhattan Cable TV favorite. Jon’s “Live on the Street” video style included news events, as well as live music/video clips of Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield Jaco Pastorious, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr. and Percy Sledge. The weekly show ran uninterupted for 21 years and influenced the broadcasts of David Letterman and others. Billboard Magazine hailed Jon’s show as “The Alternative to MTV”. The Jon Hammond Show can be seen worldwide at various times from www.MNN.org on Channels 56 and 108 in Manhattan.

Media Personality: Host and narrator of his TV show, as well as co-host of numerous radio braodcasts, Jon has defined a musical and personal style that is unmistakable. As Musical Director, Producer and Host of The Jon Hammond Show, Mr. Hammond formed a unique multi-media music group. This spring they will return to Europe to perform at the Frankfurt Musikmesse for 22nd year Jubilee! Hammond has produced a live Sennheiser Microphone CD release, and played throughout Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland and Czech Republic.
October 16th 2002 Mr. Hammond performed in duo together with FangLin, the Chinese accordion champion sensation to inaugurate the new international trade show-MUSIC CHINA at the official opening reception in Shanghai China!

Description: “The Jon Hammond Show” is a funky, swinging Jazz instrumental revue, featuring notable international soloists and reflecting the influences of The Crusaders, Miles Davis, and Jimmy Smith. The show has universal appeal.

Members of the “Jon Hammond Show” house band have included David “Fathead” Newman, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Alex Foster and Cornell Dupree.

Member local 6, local 802 and ASCAP
contact: JON HAMMOND International, Inc.

kontakt:
Hammond Suzuki Deutschland
Michael Maier-Falkenstein: (011).49.7345.919.293 fax 294
SF/New York/FRA

Jon’s music is currently getting radio play in 13 countries.

Jon Hammond Spokesperson for Musikmesse on American Forces Network TV!

Mr. Hammond hosting a special tour and promotion of the International Musikmesse in Frankfurt on American military tv!
American Forces Network Radio/TV provides programming to the men and women of the American Forces around the world where ever they are. Jon Hammond has broadcast live on the military band on the “Powerlite Show” with in-depth interview and live playing in-studio with his band. And as special host on AFN TV’s “Profile Show”!

Jon playing the World’s Largest Hand Built Accordion!

Jon is playing the World’s Largest Hand Built Accordion at the Musikmesse 2002, Frankfurt Germany.
It was built by the legendary accordion craftsmen of Castelfidardo Italy.

BOB POPYK of AFM’s INTERNATIONAL MUSICIAN Magazine profiles JON HAMMOND in his monthly motivational column: FOCUS !

Focus
International Musician, July 2005
Whatever Happened to Those Jazz Clubs on Every Corner?
I live in a city of about 250,000 people. Vinnie Falcone, a member of Local 369 (Las Vegas, NV) who played and conducted for Frank Sinatra, and now works with Steve & Eydie and Robert Goulet, used to live and work here.
That was about 35 years ago.
When he wasn’t selling pianos for a local Hammond/Steinway dealer, he probably played in almost every club within a 20-mile radius of here at one time or another. There were tons of them.
Falcone and I talked about this just the other day. We came up with the names of the clubs that used live music five to seven nights a week. They could be found on almost on every street corner. Now they are all gone. Jazz groups, blues bands, singles, duos, and trios were always working; and if you came up with a new group you could, in all likelihood, find a club owner who would give you a shot. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case. It’s tough to make a living as a jazz musician today. But É you can make a living if you work at it. Like most things, I think it’s just a matter of wanting it badly enough.
One thing I’ve found out from the readers of this column is that musicians seem to be divided into two segments: 1) musicians who won’t play anything they don’t like or any venue that doesn’t suit them; and 2) musicians who need to work because they need to pay their bills and find all kinds of ways to fill their calendar.
I still get occasional letters from readers who say that it’s not their fault that they are not getting enough work. I guess then the logical question would be: whose fault is it?
I really appreciate the insight of those musicians who have creative and interesting ways of finding work, and I sympathize with the musicians who need to get out there and find gigs just to pay the rent. I don’t have all the answers, but a lot of our fellow AFM members have some very good answers.
One in particular is Jon Hammond, a member of Local 802 (New York City) and Local 6 (San Francisco, CA). Hammond has found a way to get his own TV show broadcast on Time Warner Cable and RCN cable access, he has produced a CD that gets airplay on jazz radio stations around the world, and he plays at Music Performance Fund (MPF) gigs on a regular basis on both coasts. He has booked himself on several European tours, played jazz clubs in Germany and many other locations in Europe, year after year, and has found a way to obtain instruments from national manufacturers for endorsements, advertising, or trial.
Hammond is also a perfect example of “success being in the mind of the beholder.” When he put together his first self-booked German tour 20 years ago, he saved up enough money to fly to Europe on Pakistan Airlines. He only had $50 in his pocket when he landed there. Hammond came home 10 months later with $150 in his pocket. He was able to pay for rent, food, and everything he needed during his time on the road in Europe. He wasn’t rich, but he was happy–and he firmly believes it was also a terrific learning experience.
Over the ensuing years Hammond has performed with some of the world’s top jazz musicians, and he now lives in midtown Manhattan and plays any and every job he can, on either coast. Money is not his prime motivation. He just loves to play. He makes it work, through sheer hard work, and he prides himself on being a union musician.
If you are a jazz musician, perhaps you might like to ask him some questions of your own, and share some ideas. Hammond is very approachable. His phone number is (212) 967-1858. Ask him about how he put together his TV show, how he successfully gets radio airplay, how he lands MPF gigs, and how, through it all, he always keeps money coming in to pay the rent. He’s found a way to do state-funded programs in prisons, nursing home gigs, and casual dates in clubs. (He’s scrambled so much over the years that his new CD is called Late Rent.) Hammond does not play for free. He finds ways to get paid. He agrees that the only thing you get out of playing a free gig is the opportunity to do another free gig.
I know jazz musicians can have a tough struggle, and it’s true that there simply are not as many places to play as there once were. But that is not to say that jazz players can’t find work.
Venues have changed, clubs have closed, but people still want to listen to cool sounds. Jazz festivals in major cities are still popular. Radio stations still offer jazz programs. PBS stations showcase jazz artists in their programming. It’s just not as easy to make money at it as it once was, but you can still make a living.
I don’t have all the answers. I think Hammond has some. I bet if you brainstorm with your fellow AFM members who specialize in jazz, you can go one better and come up with a lot of other ideas yourself. A positive attitude is obviously going to play a big part, but if you want to play jazz and make a few bucks, there are certainly ways to do it. It really is a matter of wanting to be a jazz musician badly enough.
–Bob Popyk is a member of Local 78 (Syracuse, NY) and Local 47 (Los Angeles).
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*NEWS FLASH: Jon Hammond Trio appearing first time in Russia’s top jazz venue: Le Club Moscow-June 21/22!

**JON HAMMOND NEWS FLASH: Hammond’s Bolero now available on Apple iTunes Store! New for 2004

Jon was presented by the great Russian tenorsaxophonist Igor Butman and Faina Antonova for his very first appearance in Russia at supper jazz club “Le Club” in Moscow Russia June 21/22, 2003!
Nastarovya! *Moscow story: http://community.webtv.net/GoldenPenMan/BLUESINTHEMOSCOW

Trio with TONY LAKATOS Hungarian saxophonist

Solo, Duo, Trio, Quartett or BIG BAND
everything to fit your Budget Needs!!

artist rep HAMMOND SUZUKI DEUTSCHLAND, EXCELSIOR ACCORDIONS

Musical Styles: swingin’ Funky Jazz and Blues, Bossa Nova, Ballads, ROCK and Ethnic
39th year in business.
THE JON HAMMOND SHOW is a Music and Travel Soft News Program, featuring Top International Soloists. 17 years Time/Warner TV New York
The show has Universal Appeal
Stay tuned for JH SHOW coming your way soon, streaming on the World Wide Web!
Jon Hammond uses Sennheiser Akkordeon Amplification Microphone System…
evolution series,,,defining sound
“The FINGERS….are the SINGERS!”

JON HAMMOND-EXCELSIOR 940/SENNHEISER

The classic sound of Excelsior 940 Tone Chamber Accordion through house system of Shoreline Ampitheatre utilising the custom Sennheiser Akkordeon Amplification System at the 12th annual New Orleans by the Bay Food and Music Festival

Together again with THE JON HAMMOND SHOW DANCERS!

Catch the Jon Hammond Show-Music and Travel Soft News Program on Time/Warner Cable TV New York

Jon Hammond & Willie Brown

Mayor Willie Brown (San Francisco) came to see his good friend Jon Hammond of SF’s Local 6 play with Danny Woody at Portman Ritz Carlton Hotel Shanghai CHINA (SF/Shanghai Sister Cities)

Jon Hammond

Live at Shoreline Ampitheatre!

S-Bahn to FRANKFURT!

I never ride BLACK!

My setup for Shoreline Ampitheatre Shows

The Hammond B3 that I’ve had since 18 years old.
XB-2 on top
Excelsior 940 Tone Chamber Accordion at right

Putting the Hamburger on the Grill!

“The FINGERS…are the SINGERS!”

HAMMONDNOISE…HAMMOND EXPLOSION!

HAMMOND EXPLOSION in COOL MONDAY
Zurich, Switzerland. The posters were all over
town when we got there!

Duo with MARC BAUM-sax

I actually went to Kindergarten with Marc Baum and played in first bands together age 13. The only one who knows me longer than Marc is my mother!

Jon Hammond Show Image

Image seen on DiamondVision Times Square screen 80 times daily for one year (3.5 minute clip)

Jon Hammond Show image

From Private Eyes reel New York City

JON HAMMOND : JAZZ MOSCOW RUSSIA!

Jon Hammond Show image

Coils by LORI

Barry Finnerty and Jon

In Lubeck, Germany with long time musical partner BARRY FINNERTY on guitar..that’s history now!

T-Bone Steak Mobile

My first days in portable broadcasting mobile on tour-New York 1980

JOE BERGER Link-up page

JOE BERGER, known in the biz as “The BERGER-MEISTER” has been an integral part of JH Show since 1986. He has mixed records and played with the Who’s Who..including JOHN ENTWISTLE of the WHO…that’s right!! JOHN ENTWISTLE….OF THE WHO!!!
THIS IS YOUR LUCKY DAY!
go to Joe’s website: www.jbimpromptu.iwarp.com
http://jbeam.s5.com
The Berger-Meister can be contacted directly at joeberger_10001@yahoo.com
He is currently touring with the new sensational Atlantic Records act DREAMSTREET, coming your way soon on their Mall Tour.
Seen above: Berger and Hammond performing at Frankfurt Musikmesse-The HAM-BERGER BLUES BAND! put the Ham-Berger on the grill…or in your CD Machine!

Classic Hammond Sound in a Suitcase Seminare

Hammond doing the famous CLASSIC HAMMOND SOUND IN A SUITCASE SEMINARE
at MUZIKA trade show PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

Hammond with Bernard Purdie and Moms…

That’s me with my mom Edythe, Juanita Escovedo
(Mrs. Pete) and legendary studio drummer Bernard Purdie. Juanita is Sheila E’s mom. We are at Pete’s club in Berkeley Cal. called Mr. E’s..recently moved to Alameda.

Hammond in Reinach/Aargau Switzerland!

JH with Tommy Schneider of Hammond Times, Herbert from Hammond Nostalgie Club and drummer Andreas Neubauer…1959 B3 inside van!

Hammond Live At CITY HALL SAN FRANCISCO

This show was sponsored by City Hall and Bank of America. Definately had to break out the B3 there!

ShowTime at the Shoreline Ampitheatre with the Late Rent Session Men!

from left to right:
Barry Finnerty-guitar
Larry Schneider-saxes
James Preston-drums
Marc-BGP sound mixer
Jon Hammond-organ/accordion leader

Poster Boy for Kart-a-Bag USA!

If you go to the Kart-a-Bag website, it is possible to WIN a Jon Hammond Model Super 600 Kart-a-Bag! Exactly like the one on the poster with me that I have used on my world tours.

Classic Beetle Bug!

Hammond with classic VW Beetle in Steinebach in Bayern. On right, Barry Finnerty & Otmar Hutya

COOL MONDAY SHOW, Zurich Switzerland

Hammond on stage with Christian Muenchenger and Barry Finnerty in Club Xtra COOL MONDAY Show Zurich. Tommy Schneider brought the B3 for me.

Original Entwistle Beatle Art!

Original piece of Beatle Art done for me and signed by John Entwistle…of the WHO!

Jazz Kneipe on Berliner Str. 70, Frankfurt Germany

I played 207 gigs in Jazz Kneipe Frankfurt, until Regina finally closed the doors for good!
Was the coolest after hours club on the Frankfurt Jazz Scene. On tenor sax Sgt. Al Wittig U.S. Air Force. Barry Finnerty-guitar. JH on XB-2 Hammond Organ

Tower of Leslie Power!

With Michael Maier Falkenstein and the incredible Tower of Leslie Power at the Hammond Germany Museum, best in the world!

Snow Storm!

My apartment in Times Square New York after the big Snow Storm! First time in history U.S. Mail was cancelled due to weather!

Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti & boy…Paris 1981

I took this foto of Ferlinghetti with my Nikon F3 in front of Shakespear and Company book shop in St. Michel Paris 1981. The boy is no longer a boy! Ferlinghetti looks about the same.

American Forces Network…The Power Network!

Here I am at the microphone of AFN Europe Headquarters in Frankfurt Germany, broadcasting LIVE WORLDWIDE on the Power Network!!

Hammond with S.F. District Attorney Terence Hallinan

Here I am with old friend, the honorable Terence Hallinan, San Francisco District Attorney. I had the honor of leading the band at his birthday party celebration last Dec. here in S.F.!

Boston Combat Zone at 21 years old

Here I am during the days when I was backing up the striptease shows 7 nights a week in Boston’s Combat Zone. You can see one of the bottles that some guy probably paid 400 bucks for a short time wih one of our lovely entertainers at the World Famous 2 o’clock lounge. On left you can see the blond Fender Bandmaster I bought at at Leo’s Music Store when I was 13 years old! My 1957 Gibson CF100 in my hands.

Hammond with Eddie Money!

This was back when we were 2 skinny kids, at my youngest sister’s Bat Mitzvah in 1976 Berkeley, California.

BAVARIAN LINE DANCERS…at Steinebach Bahnhof!

On the HAMMONDNOISE 2000 Tour in Bayern.
from left to right:
Otmar Hutya, Barry Finnerty, Robert Hutya, J.H.

13 year old Junior Jazz Champion!

That’s how I looked at 13 years old with my Giulietti Tone Chamber Accordion (that was stolen 25 years ago in Boston) and my trophy. I was 13…but I was an OLD 13!

Jon Hammond Big News in Salzburg!

When I woke up in the hotel next to Mozart’s house, I looked at the morning paper and found myself big time on the back cover of the Salzburger Nachtrichten! I was a guest next day at the Stadthalle, where they had me sign in on the VIP Guest Book for Salzburg. The picture was taken the night before and in the morning paper!

Feature article in Jazz Podium Magazine!

The FINGERS are the SINGERS!
JON HAMMOND
was the headline in Jazz Podium, Germany’s oldest Jazz Magazine.

107 floors up at Windows on the World

Dinner with Derek Tracy, my producer of “Get Back in the Groove” DTI records..at top of the World Trade Towers 107 floors up…it’s hard to believe WTC is tragically no longer there.

CBGB’s on the Bowery, New York!

Jon with producer guitarist Joe Berger and co-leader guitarist Barry Finnerty just before show time at legendary New York Rock Club CBGB’s!

Press Cruise to Bermuda with Joe Berger!

Ham-Berger on a roll!!
Our first Press Cruise to Bermuda on the maiden voyage of m.v. Horizon, New York to Bermuda…dynamite! We highly recommend Celebrity Cruises! The cuisine created by award winning executive chef Michel Roux was DELICIOUS! Especially the Grand Buffet…Yeah!

Late Night Steak Dinner in Hippo, Paris France

We just finished a big live broadcast on RADIO FRANCE INTER with pianist Francoise Pujol (at left), Barry Finnerty (middle), myself on right with my lucky hat on! I am one of few American boys to be presented in concert by Radio France Inter!

In Concert at the Big Musikmesse Frankfurt Germany!

Here we are on the main stage (buhne) in the Galleria of Frankfurt International Musikmesse.
Barry on left, drummer Andreas Neubauer from Frankfurt and myself on right. Next March will be my 22nd consecutive Musikmesse. Always one of the hightlights of the year for me!

Jon Hammond Show on Giant Video Screen Times Square!

There I am with Lazy Larry under the giant DiamondVision screen Times Square. My show appeared for 3.5 minutes 80 times daily for one year. Plus we did a super psychedelic countdown for New Years Eve that was seen by millions around the world. After wishing the people Happy New Year!, The screen said, “Watch THE JON HAMMOND SHOW Friday nights at 6pm on MCTV!

Artist depiction by Harburg Artist Michael August

Michael painted this picture of me from a concert I did in the famous REGINA STRIPTEASE CLUB on Gr. Freiheit , Reeperbahn Hamburg. The place was packed upstairs and downstairs after Knut Benzner got us a nice press article in the Mo Po!

Main Man KNUT BENZNER at NDR Radio Hamburg!

There’s Knut in the studio of NDR cutting his “Jazz All Blues” Show together. Knut was my sponsor for 2 years in Hamburg. On the radio, he sounds like the voice of God!

Jon Hammond Show in the Field

There I am in New York City with my black BMW R100RT and one of the first prototype Sony Betacams from Sony Broadcast on loan to us for field testing on The JH Show.

My White Grand Piano in Pacific Heights S.F.!

There I am with my Artist’s Model C3 Conservatory Size 6 foot Yamaha Grand Piano that I bought from Peter Frampton (he had 3 pieces).
That was my only furniture in the apartment. Just the white piano, a Hammond B3 and an accordion and futon. I did a lot of my writing on that piano.

6 months at old Trident in Sausalito on the water!

Tenor saxophonist Bennett Friedman, James Preston drums and Terry Haggerty guitar (of Sons of Champlin) JH at org. This was the original club built by the Kingston Trio (If I Had A Hammer and Michael Row the Boat Ashore). The Trident was a favorite party place for the Rolling Stones and other famous hipsters. Now called Horizons Restaurant…you can tie up your 150 foot boat right outside the window!

Jon and Eddie Money at top Empire State Building!

Here we are in sub-zero temperature on very top observation deck of Empire State Building. I used to take a 2-way radio up there and broadcast promos for up-coming gigs around New York City…good place to broadcast from!

Hammond with PICO and Star Club survivors St. Pauli Hamburg!

There I am with Pico, when I played on his show about his life working at the legendary Star Club with the Beatles, Rattles, Chuck Berry and others on the Reeperbahn. This guy was the original deal. He is still there working on the Deutsche Bundesbahn and living on the Hein Hoyer Str. in St. Pauli. Amazing guy and life story. I met some of the originals playing there at the Delphi Music Theatre.

First trip to Paris in 1981!

There I am taking care of business in my room at the 5 star L’hotel in Paris France in 1981. This is the place where Oscar Wilde lived out his last days. A favorite low key place where the Rolling Stones and others like to stay. There is no sign indicating it is a hotel. You will see only the golden ram’s head above the door on Rue de Beaux Arts in St. Germain on the left bank.

Dinner for 1 downstairs at L’hotel!

The tree grows right up through the ceiling, and it is like a Fellini movie in there at night. I enjoyed every bite of that meal…perfectly content to enjoy my own company there in my Armani suit. I used to dress up every day for no particular reason back in those days!

On the Job at John’s Place in Saarbucken Germany!

This was one of my first steady gigs in Germany in 1991, at a place called John’s Place in Saarbrucken on Bleich Str. It is very near the French border there, and there was a healthy mix of German and French people in the after hours place. I am wearing my lucky tie there and my father’s white shirt for good luck!

Scene from the stage at Jazzkeller Frankfurt 1992!

That’s how it looked from the stage of my show at the famous Jazzkeller in Frankfurt. The show was sponsored by Philip Morris Tobacco. I don’t smoke, but they gave me cartons of cigarettes to give away, all my friends in Germany were overjoyed to receive free cigarettes! The place was packed…Herb Ellis is sitting in the front row. That’s my friend Tino holding the video camera at right.

Broadcasting on pirate Radio Tomate Paris France!

There I am speaking to the French on legendary pirate Radio Tomate in a secret location in Paris. The pirates there actually were squatting in the building. They were very creative…the electricity was brought in and phone lines from unknown sources. The place was manned 24 hours a day. This was in 1981 when the Socialist government was still in power.

Onstage at original legendary FILLMORE!

There I am on the bandstand of the original Fillmore Auditorium with bandmates Barry Finnerty and James Preston. The original location where I had seen so many fantastic shows as a teenager…right there at corner of Geary Blvd. & Fillmore S.F., Cal.
Took me 30 years to get the gig there!
We were on the bill with The Sons of Champlin (James is also drummer of Sons) Friday June 4th, 1999. The Fillmore was closed for a long time, but it was lovingly restored by the BGP people in 1994 as a tribute to founder Bill Graham. I was there at the opening party, invited by my old friend Bob Barsotti. It was a great party! Bob doesn’t forget his old friends….he sent us a beautiful bottle of Moet Champagne in a bucket of ice with a nice card to our dressing room when we played this gig. I will never forget that gig. The audience was very responsive, and it fulfilled every expectation to be there playing on that very special stage.
fotos by John Warne

Hootenanny for KPFA Radio 1966!

Here I am in a press photo for one of my earliest gigs…a HOOTENANNY for Pacifica Radio Station KPFA in Berkeley California. When was the last time you were at a Hootenanny?!

October 1968 Berkeley California

Here I am during my radical Vietnam War protesting days in 1968!

Flower Power…1969!

16 years old, and I was a super freak..free as a bird!
I feel sorry for those who never got to experience the free spirit of those times. We had very little to worry about. Everything was cheap, there was no Aids and the ladies seemed to like my curly hair. That year I was made in to a cartoon character in a comicbook about Natural Hair Care put out by Rolling Stone Magazine. I thought I would be retired by the age of 25…boy, was I wrong!

1971 HADES, original rock band

HADES means HELL, and we were 4 little devils. There we are pictured in the grave yard in El Cerrito California. L. to R. Steve Wright, Jim Thorsen, Dave Danza, JH. All our material was original and we used to practice 5 days a week in a garage where our road crew lived. We had a truck with Hades license plates, a good sound system, 2 roadies and a manager, Jerry Figgoni. This was one of the tightest bands out of the East Bay. We played very often at a hot rock club in those days called, The Longbranch Saloon on San Pablo Ave. in Berkeley. We came very close to some big success with Hades, but then it finally broke up.

Jon Hammond & Chris Cortez in KCSM

Jon with host/producer Chris Cortez in studios of KCSM, the Bay Area’s Jazz Radio Station! www.kcsm.org

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P.Mauriat Go For The Sound Sunday Blues Session NAMM Show

February 22, 2013

P.Mauriat Go For The Sound Sunday Blues Session NAMM Show *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: PMauriat NAMM Jam Sunday Blues Session Thanks to all the fine players who joined us on this fun session at P.Mauriat NAMM Stand in the final hours of the last day Sunday , we get the blues – like the end of summer camp, say goodbye until next year and hopefully we’ll see some of you in Frankfurt Musikmesse! > Jon Hammond at the Sk1 organ with great players Greg Osby alto, Juan Alzate tenor, Willie Bradley trumpet, Jason Palmer trumpet, Tim Green alto, Alejandro Chiabrando tenor and more – special thanks Alex Mingmann Hsieh, Yao Shake, Agnieszka Obrebska and all Team P.Mauriat, Jim Wischmeyer Bag End Powered Speakers – see you next year at NAMM 2014, go for the sound! Jon Hammond http://archive.org/details/JonHammondPMauriatNAMMJamSundayBluesSession/ < Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/pmauriat-namm-jam-sunday-blues-session-6521463

Youtube http://youtu.be/HefVEehpg30 P.Mauriat, Go For The Sound, Sunday Blues Session, Saxophones, Trumpets, Organ, NAMM Jam, Anaheim *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: The Sound The Soul The Summit Ultimate Hammond All-Star Jam Jon Hammond and Dr. Lonnie Smith at Winter NAMM 2013 new slogan “The Sound, The Soul, The One” and a “neo-retro” look – forego the imposters and say “Make Mine Hammond” http://archive.org/details/JonHammondTheSoundTheSoulTheSummitUltimateHammondAll-StarJam/ Kicking it off in the Hilton Anaheim Lobby at Winter NAMM 2013 on the first ever Hammond Organ night – Introduced by Master of Ceremonies Scott May: Dr. Lonnie Smith, Chester Thompson, Larry Goldings with Jay Dittamo drums, Jack Maher guitar – mix by Denny Mack. Jon Hammond Band playing “Late Rent” theme song of The Jon Hammond Show TV program. On Jon’s band: Donny Baldwin drums (from Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, Jefferson Starship), Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the New B3 Portable Organ. http://www.HammondCast.com Special thanks Hammond Suzuki USA, Peter Nguyen, NAMM and Hilton Hotel Anaheim Peter Nguyen and Jon Hammond Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/the-sound-the-soul-the-summit-ultimate-hammond-all-star-jam-6520933

Youtube http://youtu.be/IQakXA_czpc Photo of Doctor Lonnie Smith at the Hammond Sk2 by Jon Hammond Denny Mack and Scott May – photo: Jon Hammond Chester Thompson flanked by Jon Hammond and Scott May Power Shot L to R: Masato Tomie, Jon Hammond, Scott May, Yu Beniya, Masuo Terada Power Shot L to R: Jon Hammond, Masuo Terada, Shuji Suzuki Drummer Jay Dittamo speaking with Dr. Lonnie Smith on the bandstand, while Leo Stillo checks messages by the console Chester Thompson, Doc Lonnie, Jay Dittamo in action – Jon Hammond Jim Wischmeyer Bag End Speakers and Jon Hammond > *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Jam at P.Mauriat Stand with Jon Hammond at the organ and horns Spontaneous NAMM Jam Session at P.Mauriat Saxophones and Trumpets stand with some great players – Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ with many great players including Hoai Phuong Nguyen, Alejandro Chiabrando, Juan Alzate, Keyan Williams, Tim Green, Willie Bradley, Jason Palmer, Eddie Baccus Jr., Adam MacBlane – sorry if I missed anybody folks! JH – Special thanks to Alex Mingmann Hsieh, Agnieszka Obrebska – P.Mauriat, Jim Wischmeyer Bag End Speakers http://bagend.com Hammond Suzuki USA and the very kind NAMM Sound Police – see you next year 2014 NAMM and Frankfurt Musikmesse – JH http://www.HammondCast.com P.Mauriat http://www.pmauriatmusic.com http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMJamatP.MauriatStandwithJonHammondattheorganandhorns Yao Shake (謝瑤) and Jon Hammond Hoai Phuong Nguyen (Hoai Phuong)and Jon Hammond Youtube http://youtu.be/0C9HEsN5JGc Saxsbigfan 14 hours ago wow… so excellent performance !!  Go! Go! Go! Go for the sound! Reply · Tsai Susan 14 hours ago It was so exciting to see your play at the NAMM with P Mauriat artists. The live performance was thrilled and joyful. Thank you, Jon. Without you, the NAMM would be less fun! Reply · A MH 14 hours ago Definitely, Jon deserves to have a big hugs and applauses…,whatsoever.. Jon’s LIVE performance at PM’s booth before ending NAMM ,which has been sparked a great highlights and memories to everybody, although ,it’s only a whirlwind of 30 minutes jam sessions, but that’s one of our historic treasure ,also to NAMM. We feel proudly to say “thanks you, Jon! those music makes people crazy and joyful time until the last minutes at NAMM, Jan. 27.2013 Go for the sound!! see you in 2014 Reply · A MH 14 hours ago Definitely, Jon deserves to have a big hugs and applauses…,whatsoever.. Jon’s LIVE performance at PM’s booth before ending NAMM ,which has been sparked a great highlights and memories to everybody, although ,it’s only a whirlwind of 30 minutes jam sessions, but that’s one of our historic treasure ,also to NAMM. We feel proudly to say “thanks you, Jon! those music makes people crazy and joyful time until the last minutes at NAMM, Jan. 27.2013 Go for the sound!! Reply · Tsai Susan 14 hours ago I was so excited to see your play at the NAMM with P Mauriat artists. It was live and thrilled. Thank you, Jon. Without you, the NAMM will be less fun! Agnieszka Obrebska Thank you Jon. It was an amazing pleasure for all of us from PM and our visitors and artists to host you and listen to your music at P. Mauriat booth. Hope you had a good time with us as well! Take care and see you soon somewhere around the world! Hoai Phuong Nguyen Oh Thank you Jon Hammond so much for tagging me this video. I had a great time. Can’t wait till next time to play with you again. Alex Mingmann Hsieh Jon Hammond is NAMM’s treasure, let us go ahead to celebrate big year with big show in the upcoming FMS, 2013 14 hours ago · Hoai Phuong Nguyen Thank you Mr. Hsieh for letting us try those saxophones out. 14 hours ago · Alex Mingmann Hsieh you are most welcome!! go for the sound!!see you at NAMM,2014 Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/namm-jam-at-p-mauriat-stand-with-jon-hammond-at-the-organ-and-horns-6518179

With Greg Osby, Juan Alzate, Jon Hammond and Alejandro Chiabrando at Anaheim Convention Center Jon Hammond’s setup with Hammond Sk1 organ and Bag End Powered Speakers

2 Hats Talking – Alex Hsieh CEO Albest P.Mauriat Saxophones and Jon Hammond in Clarion Hotel Party
*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Hammond Summit Show Late Rent Jon Hammond Band in Hilton Anaheim http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMHammondSummitShowLateRentJonHammondBandinHiltonAnaheim/ Very special performance on first ever Hammond night in Hilton Hotel Lobby at Winter NAMM 2013 presented by Hammond Suzuki USA “Sound Soul Summit” “The Ultimate All-Star Jam” MC Scott May introduces Jon Hammond Band to play their theme song “Late Rent” after a very cool pre-show party Meet and Greet with a who’s who of Hammond organists. Donny Baldwin drums (from Jefferson Starship & Lydia Pense & Cold Blood), Alex Budman tenor saxophone Joe Berger guitar Jon Hammond New B-3 Portable organ Sound mix by Denny Mack Special thanks Hammond Suzuki USA and Suzuki Musical Instruments Team NAMM = National Association of Music Merchants http://www.jonhammondband.com NAMM Hilton Sound Soul Summit Jon Hammond Band Late Rent Jazz Funk Soul Blues Youtube http://youtu.be/BOqqIxm_F30 MC’d by Scott May of Hammond Suzuki USA – Joe Berger guitar, Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Donny Baldwin drums, Jon Hammond at the NEW B3 Portable Organ Hilton Stage East *as seen on The Jon Hammond Show MNN TV — with Scott May at Hilton Anaheim *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Late Rent Theme Song at NAMM Show NAMM Hammond Summit Show Late Rent Jon Hammond Band in Hilton Anaheim http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMHammondSummitShowLateRentJonHammondBandinHiltonAnaheim Jon Hammond and Dr. Lonnie Smith the next day at NAMM Show Very special performance on first ever Hammond night in Hilton Hotel Lobby at Winter NAMM 2013 presented by Hammond Suzuki USA “Sound Soul Summit” “The Ultimate All-Star Jam” MC Scott May introduces Jon Hammond Band to play their theme song “Late Rent” after a very cool pre-show party Meet and Greet with a who’s who of Hammond organists. Donny Baldwin drums (from Jefferson Starship & Lydia Pense & Cold Blood), Alex Budman tenor saxophone Joe Berger guitar Jon Hammond New B-3 Portable organ Sound mix by Denny Mack Special thanks Hammond Suzuki USA and Suzuki Musical Instruments Team NAMM = National Association of Music Merchants http://www.jonhammondband.com Youtube http://youtu.be/BOqqIxm_F30 Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/namm-hilton-hammond-summit-show-late-rent-jon-hammond-band-6518180

Jon Hammond and Joe Berger playing at Avalon Stand NAMM Show Ham-Berger down! – JH — with Joe Berger at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Yashko Golembiovsky Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles (ACA) Hoai Phuong Nguyen Brigham Young University Joe Berger King at Self employed Timo Bergström Gymnasiet svenska normallyceum Dennis Kong Works at Peninsula library Daniel Rogue Le Lude, Pays De La Loire, France Leo Stillo UCLA Univ. of Cicero Located on Austin Ted Stilles Montclair High School Joshua Lozada Bass Player at Self Employed Musician Fred Ellis Works at Musc Teacher/Music Therapist & Recording Artist Doug Amber Baritone at Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus Ray Cotter Jr San Francisco, California Peter Gallinari New Utrecht High School Gary Peterson New England Conservatory Massimo Casati Matt DeMatt Owner at We Love The Gaslight Lounge Paul Rachman Director/Producer at Film DIrector – AMERICAN HARDCORE Smooth Jazz Brasil São Paulo, Brazil Bernd Boscolo Works at BoF – die agentur B.J. Jansen Gator Cases shared your photo. Great shot of Jon Hammond playing his Hammond SK1 on top of his Gator GKPE-49-TSA case… Melbourne Australia: Youtube http://youtu.be/WJavG1lo07Q Jon Hammond sitting in at the B3mk2 ‘Portable’ organ at the AMAC AIMS Welcome Party in Melbourne Convention Center with members of Tim Neal Trio, Dai Jones guitar, Rory McDougall drums Mercy Mercy and F Blues James & Wess head AFM Local 802 Action today 2/19/2013 “MUSICIANS, UNITED!” Meeting in Room B with Local 802 Organizing Committee and musicians – In the Club Room – Fantastic Full 16 Piece Pratt Brothers Big Band Rehearsal led by Dean Pratt and Michael Pratt – 802 Member Jon Hammond pictures Full ensemble – Dean Pratt conducting – what a sound! – JH Main man Momo playing heavy bass solo in Club Room – JH Rhythm section with Michael Pratt drums – trumpet section, sounding great! – JH J4JA Justice for Jazz Artists placard: Pay. Pension. Protection. Process. Now’s The Time! – JH Web: http://justiceforjazzartists.org/

 

Late Rent Theme Song at NAMM Show and Jon’s Journal February 20 2013

February 20, 2013

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Late Rent Theme Song at NAMM Show

NAMM Hammond Summit Show Late Rent Jon Hammond Band in Hilton Anaheim

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMHammondSummitShowLateRentJonHammondBandinHiltonAnaheim

Jon Hammond and Dr. Lonnie Smith the next day at NAMM Show

Very special performance on first ever Hammond night in Hilton Hotel Lobby at Winter NAMM 2013 presented by Hammond Suzuki USA “Sound Soul Summit”
“The Ultimate All-Star Jam” MC Scott May introduces Jon Hammond Band to play their theme song “Late Rent” after a very cool pre-show party Meet and Greet with a who’s who of Hammond organists.
Donny Baldwin drums (from Jefferson Starship & Lydia Pense & Cold Blood),
Alex Budman tenor saxophone
Joe Berger guitar
Jon Hammond New B-3 Portable organ
Sound mix by Denny Mack
Special thanks Hammond Suzuki USA and Suzuki Musical Instruments Team
NAMM = National Association of Music Merchants
http://www.jonhammondband.com

Youtube http://youtu.be/BOqqIxm_F30

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/namm-hilton-hammond-summit-show-late-rent-jon-hammond-band-6518180

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Jon Hammond and Joe Berger playing at Avalon Stand NAMM Show Ham-Berger down! – JH — with Joe Berger at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center

Yashko Golembiovsky
Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles (ACA)

Hoai Phuong Nguyen
Brigham Young University

Joe Berger
King at Self employed

Timo Bergström
Gymnasiet svenska normallyceum

Dennis Kong
Works at Peninsula library

Daniel Rogue
Le Lude, Pays De La Loire, France

Leo Stillo
UCLA Univ. of Cicero Located on Austin

Ted Stilles
Montclair High School

Joshua Lozada
Bass Player at Self Employed Musician

Fred Ellis
Works at Musc Teacher/Music Therapist & Recording Artist

Doug Amber
Baritone at Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus

Ray Cotter Jr
San Francisco, California

Peter Gallinari
New Utrecht High School

Gary Peterson
New England Conservatory

Massimo Casati

Matt DeMatt
Owner at We Love The Gaslight Lounge

Paul Rachman
Director/Producer at Film DIrector – AMERICAN HARDCORE

Smooth Jazz Brasil
São Paulo, Brazil

Bernd Boscolo
Works at BoF – die agentur

B.J. Jansen

Gator Cases shared your photo.
Great shot of Jon Hammond playing his Hammond SK1 on top of his Gator GKPE-49-TSA case…

Melbourne Australia: Youtube http://youtu.be/WJavG1lo07Q

Jon Hammond sitting in at the B3mk2 ‘Portable’ organ at the AMAC AIMS Welcome Party in Melbourne Convention Center with members of Tim Neal Trio, Dai Jones guitar, Rory McDougall drums
Mercy Mercy and F Blues James & Wess head

AFM Local 802 Action today 2/19/2013 “MUSICIANS, UNITED!” Meeting in Room B with Local 802 Organizing Committee and musicians – In the Club Room – Fantastic Full 16 Piece Pratt Brothers Big Band Rehearsal led by Dean Pratt and Michael Pratt – 802 Member Jon Hammond pictures

Full ensemble – Dean Pratt conducting – what a sound! – JH

Main man Momo playing heavy bass solo in Club Room – JH

Rhythm section with Michael Pratt drums – trumpet section, sounding great! – JH

J4JA Justice for Jazz Artists placard: Pay. Pension. Protection. Process. Now’s The Time! – JH
Web: http://justiceforjazzartists.org/

This was 1974 or maybe 1975, playing my precious Giulietti Classic 127 electric accordion – 21 year old Jon Hammond – soon after this photo it was stolen sadly/tragically (no it’s not the old accordion joke) everything of value was cleaned out of my apartment in Boston while attending Berklee College of Music, they came in through the window after crawling on a ledge from another apartment

– anyway it was a great instrument that was delivered to me personally by one of the greatest accordionists in history – John Molinari – there it is folks, Jon Hammond http://www.accordionradio.com/

Local 802 Monday Night Jazz Session not happening tonight due to Presidents Day Holiday Jon Hammond

not happening tonight due to Presidents Day Holiday – I’ll be on the bandstand at 802 next Monday for early bird set 6-7PM 322 W.48th Street in the Club Room – L to R in photo: Richard Clements, Mike Camoia tenor, Jon Hammond, Bob Cunningham bass – *session opens up to vocalists 7PM – from 8 – 9.30PM primarily instrumental session – JH — at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM

My 1955 Emerson Clock Radio model 826-b made of Plakston and Lucite – Jon Hammond

series D Super-Heterodyne (Super in general); IF-Freq 455 kHz; 2 AF stage(s)
Tuned circuits 6 AM circuit(s)
Wave bands Broadcast only (MW).
Details
Power type and voltage Alternating Current supply (AC) / 105 – 120 Volt
Loudspeaker Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) / Ø 4 inch = 10.2 cm
Unusual central dial, with Telechron movement. – JH

It was a real pleasure playing with Donny Baldwin on drums at NAMM Show last month folks – great job Donny! – Jon Hammond
Youtube http://youtu.be/BOqqIxm_F30
Very special performance on first ever Hammond night in Hilton Hotel Lobby at Winter NAMM 2013 presented by Hammond Suzuki USA “Sound Soul Summit”

“The Ultimate All-Star Jam” MC Scott May introduces Jon Hammond Band to play their theme song “Late Rent” after a very cool pre-show party Meet and Greet with a who’s who of Hammond organists.
Donny Baldwin drums (from Jefferson Starship & Lydia Pense & Cold Blood),
Alex Budman tenor saxophone
Joe Berger guitar
Jon Hammond New B-3 Portable organ
Sound mix by Denny Mack
Special thanks Hammond Suzuki USA and Suzuki Musical Instruments Team
NAMM = National Association of Music Merchants — with Donny Baldwin at Hilton Anaheim

Atlanta GA — Visiting with my new friends Matthew Niess, outstanding trombonist of US Army Blues Pershing’s Own Jazz Ensemble – the cats blew the roof off of the Hyatt Regency at the JEN Jazz Education Network Conference last month, great job Matt!
Jon Hammond

Check them out on US Army Blues Youtube channel folks
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheUSarmyblues?feature=watch
some fine clips of this gre…See More — with Matthew Niess at Hyatt Regency Atlanta.

Javier Morgado Asensio
Works at Músico Baterista

FriendFriends
Mary Jo Papich
Bradley University

Bill Twomey
CEO & Founder at Bonamassa Live

Leo Stillo
UCLA Univ. of Cicero Located on Austin

Scott Chamberlain

Karen Goetter Arnold
Levittown, Pennsylvania

Michael Crossman

Holly Shockey
McLean, Virginia

Bill Balas
Assistant Manager at Georgetown Centre

Gordon Bute
Kansas State University

Danny Mesa
BU

Dawn King Krown
Music Department Chair & 4-8th Band Director at Perkiomen Valley School District

Kimberly Pittenger Hendricks Niess
Works at Weis Markets

Andy Alexander
The University of Hard Knocks

Mark Lynch
Kirkwood, Pennsylvania

Hamamatsu Japan — Hamamatsu Fire Department, we salute them! Jon Hammond

— in Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Junior Mance Interview Part 3

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Junior Mance and Jon Hammond at Cafe Loup New York City

Pt 3 of 5 Junior Mance jazz pianist extraordinaire on HammondCast KYOU Radio Jon Hammond hosting. Born 1928 Chicago IL, played with Gene Ammons, Cannonball Adderly, Dynah Washington, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Charlie Parker, Lester Young and many others. Currently teaching at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Interview conducted at Cafe Loup New York City where Junior performs regularly and has recorded latest album. http://www.HammondCast.com

Berkeley California — The Jazzschool Founder Susan Muscarella and Jon Hammond in the performance space, looks great! JH


http://jazzschool.org/ — with Susan Muscarella at Jazzschool

Michael D Hinton
The COLLEGE of MUSICAL KNOWLEDGE

Paula Forney

Kenneth Kahn Sr.
Vallejo, California

James Henson
Uc Berkeley 1969

Karen Lloyd

Jason Stewart

Keiko Shinozaki
Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan

John Albritton
Owner at The John S. Albritton Co.

Dede Meyer
Berkeley, California

JimSharon Kangas
Oceanside, California

Rosie Aron
Teacher’s Aide at Special Ed

Ted Stilles
Montclair High School

Daniel Rogue
Le Lude, Pays De La Loire, France

AcquaintanceFriends
Dennis Kong
Works at Peninsula library

Smooth Jazz Brasil
São Paulo, Brazil

Narada Michael Walden
President at Tarpan Studios

Richard Chi-Chi Rodriguez
Pro-Drummer,musician,songwriter-owner/operator-Self-Center Recording also at M.T. Cleaning Services

Karen Lloyd

Lori Dempsey
Coordinator at The Studio Salon, Photography and Day Spa

Kevin Silveira

Teresa Pola Muscarella
North Auburn, California

Beebee Simmons

Barbielynn Pullen
Singer/Guitarist at Freelance Musician

Joy Yamazaki
Midwest Christian College

JimSharon Kangas
Oceanside, California

Arturo F Lozano
Works at Capoeira Longe Do Mar

John Higgins

Ann Krinitsky
San Rafael, California

Judy Seidel
Artist at Artist

Mike Charlasch
UCLA Anderson School of Management

Richard Kratt
UC Berkeley

Sylvia Mullally

James Henson
Uc Berkeley 1969

Ariane Cap

Mary Jane Coats

Patricia Kelley
Chief Technologist at Photon Manipulator

Damien Masterson
Humanoid Acoustic Wave Manipulator at Planet Earth

Chuck Ervin
Works at Self Employed Musician

Rusty Smith
Bay High School Berkeley CA

Sue McCockran

Julian Pollack
NYU

I love this photo – here I am Jon Hammond flanked by my friends Pete Escovedo and his lovely wife Juanita Escovedo – main man Pete is always a shining beacon of musical inspiration and one of the great band leaders in all musical history – also Pete gave me my very first gig upon my return to living in USA after 6 years out of the country – at his beautiful nightclub in Berkeley California October 1998 – thanks a million Pete & Juanita! – Jon – Winter NAMM 2013

Pete’s Wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Escovedo
Peter “Pete” Michael Escovedo (born 13 July 1935 in Pittsburg, California[1]) is a Mexican-American musician percussionist.
Born July 13, 1935 (age 77)
Genres Latin Jazz, Salsa
Percussion
Biography

With his two brothers, Pete formed Escovedo Bros Latin Jazz Sextet, before Santana hired Pete and Coke Escovedo for his group.[2] He led the 14-24 piece Latin Big band Azteca.[2]
Father to musician Sheila Escovedo, aka Sheila E., and Peter Michael Escovedo (Wayne Brady Show Band Leader) and brother to fellow recording artists Alejandro Escovedo, Coke Escovedo, Javier Escovedo, Bobby Escovedo and Mario Escovedo (The Dragons). He is the biological grandfather of Nicole Richie, daughter of son Peter Michael Escovedo.
Long well-known in the regional San Francisco Bay Area music scene for several decades, in 2002 Pete Escovedo made a notable national television appearance on the “By the Hand of the Father” episode of the PBS Austin City Limits program.

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Youtube Jon Hammond Band Channel

Large Size Pocket Funk 2012 Jazzkeller Frankfurt Musikmesse Warm Up Party Jon Hammond Band

http://youtu.be/nbFJLxAVLkY

Jon Hammond’s annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt featuring Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, special guest:
Lee Oskar harmonica and Jon Hammond at the Hammond Sk1 organ powered by TecAmp 2 x 12 Neodymium rig special thanks to Thomas Eich TecAmp.
This evening marks 26 years continuous Musikmesse for Jon and also on his 59th birthday
Behind The Beat http://behindthebeat.com/2004/12/jon-hammond-late-rent/ by Steve Rosenfeld “Jon Hammond says “the fingers are the singers.'” The latest CD from this exceptional and soulful Hammond organist is the proof. “Late Rent” draws on decades of great recording sessions and top live performances to showcase his own playing and many top jazz and funk artists. It shows why the Hammond organ is one of the most enduring electric instruments and why Hammond is one of its best players.”

San Francisco County Jail with John Lennon and Yoko Peace non-violence banner – this is where I play with my Trio on the Holidays in County Jail 8 / CJ8 D and E Pods – Jon Hammond

Go For The Sound! – and Don’t Forget Your Hat folks!
P.Mauriat Saxophones (and trumpets) action
Youtube http://youtu.be/0C9HEsN5JGc
Look for it in April Downbeat Magazine Post NAMM Coverage – with Alex Mingmann Hsieh

*Spontaneous NAMM Jam Session at P.Mauriat Saxophones and Trumpets stand with some great players – Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ with many great players including Hoai Phuong Nguyen, Alejandro Chiabrando, Juan Alzate, Keyan Williams, Tim Green, Willie Bradley, Jason Palmer, Eddie Baccus Jr., Adam MacBlane – sorry if I missed anybody folks! JH – Special thanks to Alex Mingmann Hsieh, Agnieszka Obrebska – P.Mauriat, Jim Wischmeyer Bag End Speakers http://bagend.com/ , Hammond Suzuki USA and the very kind NAMM Sound Police – see you next year 2014 NAMM and Frankfurt Musikmesse – Jon Hammond – with Alex Mingmann Hsieh

I love that track Sidewinder

so much, I could listen to it continuously – it is the one of the only
covers I recorded and got my first break out radio cut with it
RIP Lee Morgan
http://youtu.be/PWkTjlS5R0E
36,101
Jon
“Following an altercation between sets, Morgan’s common-law wife Helen More (a.k.a. Morgan), shot him. The injuries were not immediately fatal, but the ambulance service was reluctant to go into the neighborhood where the club was located. They took so long to get there that Morgan bled to death. He was 33 years old”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Morgan

http://youtu.be/ckhvUE4Pis4
Bob Cranshaw tells an incredible story about the recording date with Lee Morgan on the classic album The Sidewinder.

Hamburg Germany Elbe Tunnel (1911)
Down under the Elbe River in the Old Elbe Tunnel – Jon Hammond Light ears away
Elbe Tunnel Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elbe_Tunnel_(1911)

Old Elbe Tunnel or St. Pauli Elbe Tunnel (German: Alter Elbtunnel (coll.) or St. Pauli Elbtunnel (official name)) which opened in 1911, is a pedestrian and vehicle tunnel in Hamburg, Germany. The 426 m (1,398 ft) long tunnel was a technical sensation; 24 m (80 ft) beneath the surface, two tubes with 6 m (20 ft) diameter connect central Hamburg with the docks and shipyards on the south side of the river Elbe. This meant a big improvement for tens of thousands of workers in one of the busiest harbours in the world.

My 1959 Hammond B-3 organ

with stock PR-40 speaker (pre-Leslie speakers) – Jon Hammond

Michael Grazioso
Tunxis community college

Lars Westerlund
Högskolan Dalarna, Borlänge

Joe Berger
King at Self employed

Richard Chi-Chi Rodriguez
Pro-Drummer,musician,songwriter-owner/operator-Self-Center Recording also at M.T. Cleaning Services

Paul Mouradjian

Jeff Stange
Musician at Organist

Michael Yates
Emporer at Mike’s Barn Jazz Collective

Mag Nifused
Kiel, Germany

Frankfurt Germany — Not Simon and Garfunkel –
Hammond and Oskar !

Jon Hammond and Lee Oskar Frankfurt Musikmesse
Youtube http://youtu.be/Erm1jEvuN0Y White Onions
Jon Hammond’s Annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt
“White Onions” by Jon Hammond, special guest Lee Oskar harmonica,
Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar,
Jon Hammond at Sk1 Hammond organ / bass

Joe Berger
King at Self employed

Richard Chi-Chi Rodriguez
Pro-Drummer,musician,songwriter-owner/operator-Self-Center Recording also at M.T. Cleaning Services

Akira Kojima
東京都立山崎高等学校

Lone Christiansen

Kenneth Freundlich
Brown University

Richele Rivas

Teruhisa Mano
代表取締役 at Tombo Musical instruments Co. Ltd.

Reina Laguerra

Steven Dunkel
Nassau County, New York

Lance Ellis
Southern University at New Orleans

Ada L Goldberg
C.O.O. at MyDataBass

Christina And-Peter Thompson
Nipmuc Regional High School

Gait Klein Kromhof
Hulst, Netherlands

John McMahon
Works at Blue Star Productions

Scott Harris
Owner at Mustang Marketing

Takeshi Sato

Lucinda Chatfield
Los Angeles, California

Ulrich Vormehr
Frankfurt, Germany

Emerson Michael
North Carolina School of Natural Healing

Al Lynden
Lakes High School

Don Apodaca
North High School

Linda Connors

Donald Adams
Monterey Peninsula College

Claude Lewis Utley
Seattle, Washington

Greg Roth
Amazon

Hamamatsu Japan — with my good friends in Suzuki World Headquarters, big honor to play for them with great harmonica musician Koei Tanaka! Jon Hammond

Youtube http://youtu.be/FHjhlSwRkws
Suzuki Headquarters and factory special concert for President Founder Manji Suzuki with introduction by Master of Ceremonies Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, Jon Hammond at the new B3mk2 Hammond organ with Koei Tanaka chromatic Suzuki harmonica Part 2 of 3 parts: “Days of Wine and Roses” in Hamamatsu Japan… — with Koei Tanaka

Yu Beniya
Corporate Officer at Suzuki Musical Instruments

Waichiro Tachikawa
Works at Suzuki Musical Inst. Mfg. Co., Ltd.

Kaori Tai
Sanyo Gakuen College

Renata Fernandes

Seiichi Kadowaki
Kumamoto-shi, Kumamoto, Japan

Tamaki Otani
Works at (株)エスダッシュ

Yk Matsushita
Yokohama City University

David Herzhaft
Works at Harmonica pro

Paul Mouradjian

Takao Odakura

Makoto Oana
Works at 自営業(会議通訳者)

Yoshiaki Watanuki
代表取締役 at (株)アルファノート

Michiko Yamazaki
店主 at Shot Bar ビーニィビーンズ

Waijei Tmr

Mark Murdock

Kenichi Sato
浜松商業高等学校

Yap Mei Bao

Harri Pöyry
Verkkokauppias ja tukkumyynti at Musicmanfinland

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: The Sound The Soul The Summit Ultimate Hammond All-Star Jam

Jon Hammond and Dr. Lonnie Smith at Winter NAMM 2013

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondTheSoundTheSoulTheSummitUltimateHammondAll-StarJam/

Kicking it off in the Hilton Anaheim Lobby at Winter NAMM 2013 on the first ever Hammond Organ night – Introduced by Master of Ceremonies Scott May:
Dr. Lonnie Smith, Chester Thompson, Larry Goldings with Jay Dittamo drums, Jack Maher guitar – mix by Denny Mack.
Jon Hammond Band playing “Late Rent” theme song of The Jon Hammond Show TV program. On Jon’s band: Donny Baldwin drums (from Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, Jefferson Starship), Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the New B3 Portable Organ. http://www.HammondCast.com
Special thanks Hammond Suzuki USA, Peter Nguyen, NAMM and Hilton Hotel Anaheim

Peter Nguyen and Jon Hammond

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/the-sound-the-soul-the-summit-ultimate-hammond-all-star-jam-6520933

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Youtube http://youtu.be/IQakXA_czpc

Photo of Doctor Lonnie Smith at the Hammond Sk2 by Jon Hammond

Denny Mack and Scott May – photo: Jon Hammond

Chester Thompson flanked by Jon Hammond and Scott May

Power Shot L to R: Masato Tomie, Jon Hammond, Scott May, Yu Beniya, Masuo Terada

Power Shot L to R: Jon Hammond, Masuo Terada, Shuji Suzuki

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Highlights 2 Randy Jackson Tower of Power HammondCast

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMHighlights2RandyJacksonTowerofPowerHammondCast/

Jon Hammond on bandstand – photo by Lawrence Gay

Youtube http://youtu.be/YQBxb-K3Ixc

Some NAMM 2013 Highlights from Jon Hammond including Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM with special guest
Randy Jackson of American Idol TV Show at Breakfast of Champions, NAMM Memorial Tribute including my friend band leader
Lou Colombo the great trumpet player http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/namm-memoriam-industry-tribute-2013
bag pipers and cameo of Betty Heywood leaving after / and just before Tower of Power kicks it off inaugurating the new Grand Plaza Stage.
12 year old guitarist Ray Goren on Marty Grebb Band rips one on the Hammond Summit Show in Hilton Hotel Lobby, first ever Hammond
night known as “The Sound, the Soul, The Summit” MC’d by Scott May with Hammond Suzuki endorsees.
Jon Hammond Band playing the theme song of The Jon Hammond Show TV program Late Rent and HammondCast radio show
and podcasts vlogcasts, with Donny Baldwin drums from Lydia Pense and Cold Blood and Jefferson Starship, Joe Berger guitar,
Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond at the New B-3 Portable organ with sound mix by Denny Mack. Enjoy this
HammondCast folks, send any photos if you were there, Jon Hammond http://www.HammondCast.com

Joe Berger on the bandstand with Jon Hammond Band – photo by Lawrence Gay

Alex Budman tenor saxophone on Jon Hammond Band – photo by Lawrence Gay

Dr. Lonnie Smith on the bandstand – photo by Lawrence Gay

Marty Grebb on the bandstand – photo by Lawrence Gay

Ray Goren on the bandstand – photo by Lawrence Gay

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Highlights Randy Jackson of American Idol Tower of Power Jon Hammond HammondCast

Randy Jackson and NAMM President CEO Joe Lamond Breakfast of Champions

Jon Hammond NAMM Highlights HammondCast

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMHighlightsRandyJacksonofAmericanIdolTowerofPowerJonHammondHammondCast/

Some NAMM 2013 Highlights from Jon Hammond including Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM with special guest
Randy Jackson of American Idol TV Show at Breakfast of Champions, NAMM Memorial Tribute including my friend band leader
Lou Colombo the great trumpet player http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/namm-memoriam-industry-tribute-2013
bag pipers and cameo of Betty Heywood leaving after / and just before Tower of Power kicks it off inaugurating the new Grand Plaza Stage.
12 year old guitarist Ray Goren on Marty Grebb Band rips one on the Hammond Summit Show in Hilton Hotel Lobby, first ever Hammond
night known as “The Sound, the Soul, The Summit” MC’d by Scott May with Hammond Suzuki endorsees.
Jon Hammond Band playing the theme song of The Jon Hammond Show TV program Late Rent and HammondCast radio show
and podcasts vlogcasts, with Donny Baldwin drums from Lydia Pense and Cold Blood and Jefferson Starship, Joe Berger guitar,
Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond at the New B-3 Portable organ with sound mix by Denny Mack. Enjoy this
HammondCast folks, send any photos if you were there, Jon Hammond http://www.HammondCast.com

Randy Jackson, American Idol, Joe Lamond, NAMM, Highlights, In Memoriam Industry Tribute, Lou Colombo, Tower of Power, Jon Hammond,
Marty Grebb, Ray Goren, B-3 Organ

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/namm-highlights-randy-jackson-of-american-idol-tower-of-power-jon-hammond-hammondcast-6525003

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Rest In Peace Donald Byrd – these images from my coverage of Beacons in Jazz Concert tribute to Cab Calloway *in middle image with host MC Bill Cosby, Donald in the middle, also in back of the late great alto player educator Arnie Lawrence – May 7th 1990, RIP Donald Byrd – Jon Hammond
Donald’s Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Byrd

Donaldson Toussaint L’Ouverture Byrd II (December 9, 1932 – February 4, 2013) was an American jazz and rhythm and blues trumpeter. A sideman for many other jazz musicians of his generation, Byrd is best known as one of the only bebop jazz musicians who successfully pioneered the funk and soul genres while simultaneously remaining a pop artist.
Donaldson Toussaint L’Ouverture Byrd II
Born December 9, 1932
Origin Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died February 4, 2013
Genres Bop
Hard bop
Funk
Soul
Instruments Trumpet
Associated acts Pepper Adams, Gigi Gryce, Jackie McLean, Hank Mobley

Byrd attended Cass Technical High School. He performed with Lionel Hampton before finishing high school. After playing in a military band during a term in the United States Air Force, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in music from Wayne State University and a master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music.
While still at the Manhattan School, he joined Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, as replacement for Clifford Brown. In 1955, he recorded with Jackie McLean and Mal Waldron. After leaving the Jazz Messengers in 1956, he performed with many leading jazz musicians of the day, including John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, and later Herbie Hancock.
Byrd’s first regular group was a quintet that he co-led from 1958-61 with baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams, an ensemble whose hard-driving performances are captured “live” on At the Half Note Cafe. In June 1964, Byrd jammed with jazz legend Eric Dolphy in Paris just two weeks before Dolphy’s death from insulin shock.
In the 1970s, Byrd moved away from the hard-bop jazz idiom and began to record jazz fusion and rhythm and blues. He teamed up with the Mizell Brothers (producer-writers Larry and Fonce) for Black Byrd in 1973. It was highly successful and became Blue Note Records’ highest-ever selling album. The title track climbed to No. 19 on Billboard′s R&B chart and reached the Hot 100 pop chart, peaking at No. 88. The Mizell brothers’ follow-up albums for Byrd, Street Lady, Places and Spaces and Stepping into Tomorrow, were also big sellers, and have subsequently provided a rich source of samples for acid jazz artists such as Us3. Most of the material for the albums was written by Larry Mizell.
In 1973, he created The Blackbyrds, a fusion group consisting of his best students. They scored several major hits including “Happy Music” (No. 3 R&B, No. 19 pop), “Walking In Rhythm” (No. 4 R&B, No. 6 pop) and “Rock Creek Park”.
In 1994, Byrd appeared on the Red Hot Organization’s compilation album, Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool. The album, meant to raise awareness and funds in support of the AIDS epidemic in relation to the African-American community, was heralded as “Album of the Year” by Time Magazine.
He has taught music at Rutgers University, the Hampton Institute, New York University, Howard University, Queens College, Oberlin College, Cornell University and Delaware State University.
In addition to his master’s from Manhattan School of Music, Byrd has two master’s degrees from Columbia University. He received a law degree in 1976, and his doctorate from Columbia University Teachers College in 1982.
In September 2009, he was named an artist-in-residence at Delaware State University.[1] Byrd lives in Teaneck, New Jersey.[2]
[edit]Discography

[edit]As leader
Blue Note
Off to the Races (1959)
Byrd in Hand (1959)
Fuego (1959)
Byrd in Flight (1960)
At the Half Note Cafe (1960)
Chant (1961)
The Cat Walk (1961)
Royal Flush (1961)
Free Form (1961)
A New Perspective (1963)
I’m Tryin’ to Get Home (1964)
Mustang (1966)
Blackjack (1967)
Slow Drag (1967)
The Creeper (1967)
Fancy Free (1969)
Electric Byrd (1969–70)
Kofi (1969)
Ethiopian Knights (1971)
Black Byrd (1973)
Street Lady (1973)
Stepping into Tomorrow (1974)
Places and Spaces (1975)
Caricatures (1976)
Other labels
Byrd Jazz (Transition, 1955) – also released as First Flight (Delmark)
Byrd’s Word (Savoy, 1955)
Byrd’s Eye View (Transition, 1955)
Byrd Blows on Beacon Hill (Transition, 1956)
2 Trumpets (Prestige, 1956) – with Art Farmer
The Young Bloods (Prestige, 1956) – with Phil Woods
Jazz Lab (Columbia, 1957) – with Gigi Gryce
At Newport (Verve, 1957) – with Gigi Gryce
Modern Jazz Perspective (Columbia, 1957) – with Gigi Gryce and Jackie Paris
Jazz Eyes (Regent, 1957) – with John Jenkins
Byrd in Paris (Bethlehem, 1958)
Parisian Thoroughfare (1958)
Live Au Chat Qui Peche (1958), Fresh Sound Records
Motor City Scene – with Pepper Adams (1960), Bethlehem
Up with Donald Byrd (1964), Verve
Thank You… for F.U.M.L. (Funking Up My Life) (1978), Elektra
Love Byrd (1981), Elektra
Words, Sounds, Colors and Shapes (1983) Landmark
Harlem Blues (1987), Landmark
Getting Down to Business (1989), Landmark
A City Called Heaven (1991), Landmark
Touchstone (2000)
The Transition Sessions (2002)
[edit]As sideman
1955 Kenny Clarke – Bohemia After Dark
1955 Cannonball Adderley – Discoveries
1955 Oscar Pettiford – Another One
1955 Hank Jones – Quartet-Quintet
1955 Hank Jones – Bluebird – one track only
1955 Ernie Wilkins – Top Brass
1956 George Wallington – Jazz for the Carriage Trade
1956 Jackie McLean – Lights Out!
1956 Hank Mobley – The Jazz Message of Hank Mobley
1956 Kenny Clarke – Klook’s Clique
1956 Art Blakey – The Jazz Messengers
1956 Rita Reys – The Cool Voice of Rita Reys
1956 Elmo Hope – Informal Jazz
1956 Phil Woods – Pairing Off
1956 Jackie McLean – 4, 5 and 6
1956 Gene Ammons – Jammin’ with Gene
1956 Horace Silver – Silver’s Blue
1956 Hank Mobley – Mobley’s Message
1956 Hank Mobley – Jazz Message No. 2
1956 Art Farmer – 2 Trumpets
1956 Paul Chambers – Whims of Chambers
1956 Phil Woods/Donald Byrd – The Young Bloods
1956 Horace Silver – 6 Pieces of Silver
1956 Hank Mobley – Hank Mobley Sextet
1956 Doug Watkins – Watkins at Large
1956 Sonny Rollins – Sonny Rollins, Vol. 1
1956 Kenny Burrell – All Night Long
1957 Kenny Burrell – All Day Long
1957 Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd – Jazz Lab
1957 Art Farmer/Donald Byrd/Idrees Sulieman – Three Trumpets
1957 Lou Donaldson – Wailing with Lou
1957 Jimmy Smith – A Date with Jimmy Smith Volume One
1957 Art Taylor – Taylor’s Wailers
1957 Gigi Gryce – Gigi Gryce and the Jazz Lab Quintet
1957 George Wallington – The New York Scene
1957 Various Artists – American Jazzmen Play Andre Hodeir’s Essais
1957 Kenny Burrell/Jimmy Raney – 2 Guitars
1957 Kenny Drew – This Is New (Riverside)
1957 Hank Mobley – Hank
1957 Paul Chambers – Paul Chambers Quintet
1957 The Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd Jazz Lab – At Newport – One side of LP which also features Cecil Taylor
1957 Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd – New Formulas from the Jazz Lab
1957 Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd – Modern Jazz Perspective
1957 Sonny Clark – Sonny’s Crib
1957 John Jenkins – Star Eyes
1957 Oscar Pettiford – Winner’s Circle
1957 George Wallington – Jazz at Hotchkiss
1957 Red Garland – All Mornin’ Long
1957 Red Garland – Soul Junction
1957 Red Garland – High Pressure
1957 Lou Donaldson – Lou Takes Off
1958 John Coltrane – Lush Life – one track only
1958 John Coltrane – The Believer – two tracks
1958 John Coltrane – The Last Trane – two tracks
1958 Johnny Griffin – Johnny Griffin Sextet
1958 Pepper Adams – 10 to 4 at the 5 Spot (Riverside)
1958 John Coltrane – Black Pearls
1958 Michel Legrand – Legrand Jazz
1958 Dizzy Reece – Blues in Trinity
1958 Art Blakey – Holiday for Skins
1958 Jim Timmens – Gilbert and Sullivan Revisited
1959 Mundell Lowe – TV Action Jazz!
1959 Jackie McLean – Jackie’s Bag
1959 Thelonious Monk – The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall
1959 Chris Connor – Ballads of the Sad Cafe
1959 Sonny Clark – My Conception
1959 Manny Albam/Teo Macero – Something New, Something Blue
1959 Jackie McLean – Vertigo
1959 Jackie McLean – New Soil
1959 Walter Davis Jr. – Davis Cup
1961 Pepper Adams – Out of This World
1962 Duke Pearson – Hush!
1963 Hank Mobley – No Room for Squares
1963 Hank Mobley – Straight No Filter – released 1986
1963 Hank Mobley – The Turnaround
1963 Jimmy Heath – Swamp Seed
1963 Herbie Hancock – My Point of View
1964 Dexter Gordon – One Flight Up
1964 Cal Tjader – Soul Sauce
1964 Solomon Ilori – African High Life
1964 Duke Pearson – Wahoo!
1965 Dexter Gordon – Ladybird
1965 Wes Montgomery – Goin’ Out of My Head
1967 Stanley Turrentine – A Bluish Bag
1967 Sam Rivers – Dimensions & Extensions
1967 Hank Mobley – Far Away Lands
1977 Gene Harris – Tone Tantrum
1978 Sonny Rollins – Don’t Stop the Carnival
1993 Guru – Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1
1995 Guru – Guru’s Jazzmatazz, Vol. 2: The New Reality
1995 Ahmad Jamal – Big Byrd: The Essence Part 2 — with Martin W. Mueller and Bernard Purdie

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Jam at P.Mauriat Stand with Jon Hammond at the organ and horns

Spontaneous NAMM Jam Session at P.Mauriat Saxophones and Trumpets stand with some great players – Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ with many great players including Hoai Phuong Nguyen, Alejandro Chiabrando, Juan Alzate, Keyan Williams, Tim Green, Willie Bradley, Jason Palmer, Eddie Baccus Jr., Adam MacBlane – sorry if I missed anybody folks! JH – Special thanks to Alex Mingmann Hsieh, Agnieszka Obrebska – P.Mauriat, Jim Wischmeyer Bag End Speakers http://bagend.com
Hammond Suzuki USA and the very kind NAMM Sound Police – see you next year 2014 NAMM and Frankfurt Musikmesse – JH
http://www.HammondCast.com
P.Mauriat http://www.pmauriatmusic.com

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMJamatP.MauriatStandwithJonHammondattheorganandhorns

Yao Shake (謝瑤) and Jon Hammond

Hoai Phuong Nguyen (Hoai Phuong)and Jon Hammond

Youtube http://youtu.be/0C9HEsN5JGc

Saxsbigfan 14 hours ago
wow… so excellent performance !!  Go! Go! Go! Go for the sound!
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Tsai Susan 14 hours ago
It was so exciting to see your play at the NAMM with P Mauriat artists. The live performance was thrilled and joyful. Thank you, Jon. Without you, the NAMM would be less fun!
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A MH 14 hours ago
Definitely, Jon deserves to have a big hugs and applauses…,whatsoever..
Jon’s LIVE performance at PM’s booth before ending NAMM ,which has been sparked a great highlights and memories to everybody, although ,it’s only a whirlwind of 30 minutes jam sessions, but that’s one of our historic treasure ,also to NAMM.
We feel proudly to say “thanks you, Jon! those music makes people crazy and joyful time until the last minutes at NAMM, Jan. 27.2013
Go for the sound!! see you in 2014

Local 802, Action, Musicians Unite, NAMM Show, Late Rent, Pratt Brothers, Big Band, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jon Hammond, B-3 Portable,
Organ, Sk1

Local 802 Monday Night Jazz Session not happening tonight due to Presidents Day Holiday Jon Hammond

February 18, 2013

Local 802 Monday Night Jazz Session not happening tonight due to Presidents Day Holiday Jon Hammond

not happening tonight due to Presidents Day Holiday – I’ll be on the bandstand at 802 next Monday for early bird set 6-7PM 322 W.48th Street in the Club Room – L to R in photo: Richard Clements, Mike Camoia tenor, Jon Hammond, Bob Cunningham bass – *session opens up to vocalists 7PM – from 8 – 9.30PM primarily instrumental session – JH — at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM

My 1955 Emerson Clock Radio model 826-b made of Plakston and Lucite – Jon Hammond

series D Super-Heterodyne (Super in general); IF-Freq 455 kHz; 2 AF stage(s)
Tuned circuits 6 AM circuit(s)
Wave bands Broadcast only (MW).
Details
Power type and voltage Alternating Current supply (AC) / 105 – 120 Volt
Loudspeaker Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) / Ø 4 inch = 10.2 cm
Unusual central dial, with Telechron movement. – JH

It was a real pleasure playing with Donny Baldwin on drums at NAMM Show last month folks – great job Donny! – Jon Hammond
Youtube http://youtu.be/BOqqIxm_F30
Very special performance on first ever Hammond night in Hilton Hotel Lobby at Winter NAMM 2013 presented by Hammond Suzuki USA “Sound Soul Summit”

“The Ultimate All-Star Jam” MC Scott May introduces Jon Hammond Band to play their theme song “Late Rent” after a very cool pre-show party Meet and Greet with a who’s who of Hammond organists.
Donny Baldwin drums (from Jefferson Starship & Lydia Pense & Cold Blood),
Alex Budman tenor saxophone
Joe Berger guitar
Jon Hammond New B-3 Portable organ
Sound mix by Denny Mack
Special thanks Hammond Suzuki USA and Suzuki Musical Instruments Team
NAMM = National Association of Music Merchants — with Donny Baldwin at Hilton Anaheim

Atlanta GA — Visiting with my new friends Matthew Niess, outstanding trombonist of US Army Blues Pershing’s Own Jazz Ensemble – the cats blew the roof off of the Hyatt Regency at the JEN Jazz Education Network Conference last month, great job Matt!
Jon Hammond

Check them out on US Army Blues Youtube channel folks
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheUSarmyblues?feature=watch
some fine clips of this gre…See More — with Matthew Niess at Hyatt Regency Atlanta.

Javier Morgado Asensio
Works at Músico Baterista

FriendFriends
Mary Jo Papich
Bradley University

Bill Twomey
CEO & Founder at Bonamassa Live

Leo Stillo
UCLA Univ. of Cicero Located on Austin

Scott Chamberlain

Karen Goetter Arnold
Levittown, Pennsylvania

Michael Crossman

Holly Shockey
McLean, Virginia

Bill Balas
Assistant Manager at Georgetown Centre

Gordon Bute
Kansas State University

Danny Mesa
BU

Dawn King Krown
Music Department Chair & 4-8th Band Director at Perkiomen Valley School District

Kimberly Pittenger Hendricks Niess
Works at Weis Markets

Andy Alexander
The University of Hard Knocks

Mark Lynch
Kirkwood, Pennsylvania

Hamamatsu Japan — Hamamatsu Fire Department, we salute them! Jon Hammond

— in Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Junior Mance Interview Part 3

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Junior Mance and Jon Hammond at Cafe Loup New York City

Pt 3 of 5 Junior Mance jazz pianist extraordinaire on HammondCast KYOU Radio Jon Hammond hosting. Born 1928 Chicago IL, played with Gene Ammons, Cannonball Adderly, Dynah Washington, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Charlie Parker, Lester Young and many others. Currently teaching at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Interview conducted at Cafe Loup New York City where Junior performs regularly and has recorded latest album. http://www.HammondCast.com

Berkeley California — The Jazzschool Founder Susan Muscarella and Jon Hammond in the performance space, looks great! JH


http://jazzschool.org/ — with Susan Muscarella at Jazzschool

Michael D Hinton
The COLLEGE of MUSICAL KNOWLEDGE

Paula Forney

Kenneth Kahn Sr.
Vallejo, California

James Henson
Uc Berkeley 1969

Karen Lloyd

Jason Stewart

Keiko Shinozaki
Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan

John Albritton
Owner at The John S. Albritton Co.

Dede Meyer
Berkeley, California

JimSharon Kangas
Oceanside, California

Rosie Aron
Teacher’s Aide at Special Ed

Ted Stilles
Montclair High School

Daniel Rogue
Le Lude, Pays De La Loire, France

AcquaintanceFriends
Dennis Kong
Works at Peninsula library

Smooth Jazz Brasil
São Paulo, Brazil

Narada Michael Walden
President at Tarpan Studios

Richard Chi-Chi Rodriguez
Pro-Drummer,musician,songwriter-owner/operator-Self-Center Recording also at M.T. Cleaning Services

Karen Lloyd

Lori Dempsey
Coordinator at The Studio Salon, Photography and Day Spa

Kevin Silveira

Teresa Pola Muscarella
North Auburn, California

Beebee Simmons

Barbielynn Pullen
Singer/Guitarist at Freelance Musician

Joy Yamazaki
Midwest Christian College

JimSharon Kangas
Oceanside, California

Arturo F Lozano
Works at Capoeira Longe Do Mar

John Higgins

Ann Krinitsky
San Rafael, California

Judy Seidel
Artist at Artist

Mike Charlasch
UCLA Anderson School of Management

Richard Kratt
UC Berkeley

Sylvia Mullally

James Henson
Uc Berkeley 1969

Ariane Cap

Mary Jane Coats

Patricia Kelley
Chief Technologist at Photon Manipulator

Damien Masterson
Humanoid Acoustic Wave Manipulator at Planet Earth

Chuck Ervin
Works at Self Employed Musician

Rusty Smith
Bay High School Berkeley CA

Sue McCockran

Julian Pollack
NYU

I love this photo – here I am Jon Hammond flanked by my friends Pete Escovedo and his lovely wife Juanita Escovedo – main man Pete is always a shining beacon of musical inspiration and one of the great band leaders in all musical history – also Pete gave me my very first gig upon my return to living in USA after 6 years out of the country – at his beautiful nightclub in Berkeley California October 1998 – thanks a million Pete & Juanita! – Jon – Winter NAMM 2013

Pete’s Wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Escovedo
Peter “Pete” Michael Escovedo (born 13 July 1935 in Pittsburg, California[1]) is a Mexican-American musician percussionist.
Born July 13, 1935 (age 77)
Genres Latin Jazz, Salsa
Percussion
Biography

With his two brothers, Pete formed Escovedo Bros Latin Jazz Sextet, before Santana hired Pete and Coke Escovedo for his group.[2] He led the 14-24 piece Latin Big band Azteca.[2]
Father to musician Sheila Escovedo, aka Sheila E., and Peter Michael Escovedo (Wayne Brady Show Band Leader) and brother to fellow recording artists Alejandro Escovedo, Coke Escovedo, Javier Escovedo, Bobby Escovedo and Mario Escovedo (The Dragons). He is the biological grandfather of Nicole Richie, daughter of son Peter Michael Escovedo.
Long well-known in the regional San Francisco Bay Area music scene for several decades, in 2002 Pete Escovedo made a notable national television appearance on the “By the Hand of the Father” episode of the PBS Austin City Limits program.

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: 1,224,478 Video Views About Jon Hammond Band

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Youtube Jon Hammond Band Channel

Large Size Pocket Funk 2012 Jazzkeller Frankfurt Musikmesse Warm Up Party Jon Hammond Band

http://youtu.be/nbFJLxAVLkY

Jon Hammond’s annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt featuring Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, special guest:
Lee Oskar harmonica and Jon Hammond at the Hammond Sk1 organ powered by TecAmp 2 x 12 Neodymium rig special thanks to Thomas Eich TecAmp.
This evening marks 26 years continuous Musikmesse for Jon and also on his 59th birthday
Behind The Beat http://behindthebeat.com/2004/12/jon-hammond-late-rent/ by Steve Rosenfeld “Jon Hammond says “the fingers are the singers.'” The latest CD from this exceptional and soulful Hammond organist is the proof. “Late Rent” draws on decades of great recording sessions and top live performances to showcase his own playing and many top jazz and funk artists. It shows why the Hammond organ is one of the most enduring electric instruments and why Hammond is one of its best players.”

San Francisco County Jail with John Lennon and Yoko Peace non-violence banner – this is where I play with my Trio on the Holidays in County Jail 8 / CJ8 D and E Pods – Jon Hammond

Go For The Sound! – and Don’t Forget Your Hat folks!
P.Mauriat Saxophones (and trumpets) action
Youtube http://youtu.be/0C9HEsN5JGc
Look for it in April Downbeat Magazine Post NAMM Coverage – with Alex Mingmann Hsieh

*Spontaneous NAMM Jam Session at P.Mauriat Saxophones and Trumpets stand with some great players – Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ with many great players including Hoai Phuong Nguyen, Alejandro Chiabrando, Juan Alzate, Keyan Williams, Tim Green, Willie Bradley, Jason Palmer, Eddie Baccus Jr., Adam MacBlane – sorry if I missed anybody folks! JH – Special thanks to Alex Mingmann Hsieh, Agnieszka Obrebska – P.Mauriat, Jim Wischmeyer Bag End Speakers http://bagend.com/ , Hammond Suzuki USA and the very kind NAMM Sound Police – see you next year 2014 NAMM and Frankfurt Musikmesse – Jon Hammond – with Alex Mingmann Hsieh

I love that track Sidewinder

so much, I could listen to it continuously – it is the one of the only
covers I recorded and got my first break out radio cut with it
RIP Lee Morgan
http://youtu.be/PWkTjlS5R0E
36,101
Jon
“Following an altercation between sets, Morgan’s common-law wife Helen More (a.k.a. Morgan), shot him. The injuries were not immediately fatal, but the ambulance service was reluctant to go into the neighborhood where the club was located. They took so long to get there that Morgan bled to death. He was 33 years old”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Morgan

http://youtu.be/ckhvUE4Pis4
Bob Cranshaw tells an incredible story about the recording date with Lee Morgan on the classic album The Sidewinder.

Hamburg Germany Elbe Tunnel (1911)
Down under the Elbe River in the Old Elbe Tunnel – Jon Hammond Light ears away
Elbe Tunnel Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elbe_Tunnel_(1911)

Old Elbe Tunnel or St. Pauli Elbe Tunnel (German: Alter Elbtunnel (coll.) or St. Pauli Elbtunnel (official name)) which opened in 1911, is a pedestrian and vehicle tunnel in Hamburg, Germany. The 426 m (1,398 ft) long tunnel was a technical sensation; 24 m (80 ft) beneath the surface, two tubes with 6 m (20 ft) diameter connect central Hamburg with the docks and shipyards on the south side of the river Elbe. This meant a big improvement for tens of thousands of workers in one of the busiest harbours in the world.

My 1959 Hammond B-3 organ

with stock PR-40 speaker (pre-Leslie speakers) – Jon Hammond

Michael Grazioso
Tunxis community college

Lars Westerlund
Högskolan Dalarna, Borlänge

Joe Berger
King at Self employed

Richard Chi-Chi Rodriguez
Pro-Drummer,musician,songwriter-owner/operator-Self-Center Recording also at M.T. Cleaning Services

Paul Mouradjian

Jeff Stange
Musician at Organist

Michael Yates
Emporer at Mike’s Barn Jazz Collective

Mag Nifused
Kiel, Germany

Frankfurt Germany — Not Simon and Garfunkel –
Hammond and Oskar !

Jon Hammond and Lee Oskar Frankfurt Musikmesse
Youtube http://youtu.be/Erm1jEvuN0Y White Onions
Jon Hammond’s Annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt
“White Onions” by Jon Hammond, special guest Lee Oskar harmonica,
Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar,
Jon Hammond at Sk1 Hammond organ / bass

Joe Berger
King at Self employed

Richard Chi-Chi Rodriguez
Pro-Drummer,musician,songwriter-owner/operator-Self-Center Recording also at M.T. Cleaning Services

Akira Kojima
東京都立山崎高等学校

Lone Christiansen

Kenneth Freundlich
Brown University

Richele Rivas

Teruhisa Mano
代表取締役 at Tombo Musical instruments Co. Ltd.

Reina Laguerra

Steven Dunkel
Nassau County, New York

Lance Ellis
Southern University at New Orleans

Ada L Goldberg
C.O.O. at MyDataBass

Christina And-Peter Thompson
Nipmuc Regional High School

Gait Klein Kromhof
Hulst, Netherlands

John McMahon
Works at Blue Star Productions

Scott Harris
Owner at Mustang Marketing

Takeshi Sato

Lucinda Chatfield
Los Angeles, California

Ulrich Vormehr
Frankfurt, Germany

Emerson Michael
North Carolina School of Natural Healing

Al Lynden
Lakes High School

Don Apodaca
North High School

Linda Connors

Donald Adams
Monterey Peninsula College

Claude Lewis Utley
Seattle, Washington

Greg Roth
Amazon

Hamamatsu Japan — with my good friends in Suzuki World Headquarters, big honor to play for them with great harmonica musician Koei Tanaka! Jon Hammond

Youtube http://youtu.be/FHjhlSwRkws
Suzuki Headquarters and factory special concert for President Founder Manji Suzuki with introduction by Master of Ceremonies Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, Jon Hammond at the new B3mk2 Hammond organ with Koei Tanaka chromatic Suzuki harmonica Part 2 of 3 parts: “Days of Wine and Roses” in Hamamatsu Japan… — with Koei Tanaka

Yu Beniya
Corporate Officer at Suzuki Musical Instruments

Waichiro Tachikawa
Works at Suzuki Musical Inst. Mfg. Co., Ltd.

Kaori Tai
Sanyo Gakuen College

Renata Fernandes

Seiichi Kadowaki
Kumamoto-shi, Kumamoto, Japan

Tamaki Otani
Works at (株)エスダッシュ

Yk Matsushita
Yokohama City University

David Herzhaft
Works at Harmonica pro

Paul Mouradjian

Takao Odakura

Makoto Oana
Works at 自営業(会議通訳者)

Yoshiaki Watanuki
代表取締役 at (株)アルファノート

Michiko Yamazaki
店主 at Shot Bar ビーニィビーンズ

Waijei Tmr

Mark Murdock

Kenichi Sato
浜松商業高等学校

Yap Mei Bao

Harri Pöyry
Verkkokauppias ja tukkumyynti at Musicmanfinland

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: The Sound The Soul The Summit Ultimate Hammond All-Star Jam

Jon Hammond and Dr. Lonnie Smith at Winter NAMM 2013

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondTheSoundTheSoulTheSummitUltimateHammondAll-StarJam/

Kicking it off in the Hilton Anaheim Lobby at Winter NAMM 2013 on the first ever Hammond Organ night – Introduced by Master of Ceremonies Scott May:
Dr. Lonnie Smith, Chester Thompson, Larry Goldings with Jay Dittamo drums, Jack Maher guitar – mix by Denny Mack.
Jon Hammond Band playing “Late Rent” theme song of The Jon Hammond Show TV program. On Jon’s band: Donny Baldwin drums (from Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, Jefferson Starship), Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the New B3 Portable Organ. http://www.HammondCast.com
Special thanks Hammond Suzuki USA, Peter Nguyen, NAMM and Hilton Hotel Anaheim

Peter Nguyen and Jon Hammond

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/the-sound-the-soul-the-summit-ultimate-hammond-all-star-jam-6520933

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Youtube http://youtu.be/IQakXA_czpc

Photo of Doctor Lonnie Smith at the Hammond Sk2 by Jon Hammond

Denny Mack and Scott May – photo: Jon Hammond

Chester Thompson flanked by Jon Hammond and Scott May

Power Shot L to R: Masato Tomie, Jon Hammond, Scott May, Yu Beniya, Masuo Terada

Power Shot L to R: Jon Hammond, Masuo Terada, Shuji Suzuki

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Highlights 2 Randy Jackson Tower of Power HammondCast

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMHighlights2RandyJacksonTowerofPowerHammondCast/

Jon Hammond on bandstand – photo by Lawrence Gay

Youtube http://youtu.be/YQBxb-K3Ixc

Some NAMM 2013 Highlights from Jon Hammond including Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM with special guest
Randy Jackson of American Idol TV Show at Breakfast of Champions, NAMM Memorial Tribute including my friend band leader
Lou Colombo the great trumpet player http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/namm-memoriam-industry-tribute-2013
bag pipers and cameo of Betty Heywood leaving after / and just before Tower of Power kicks it off inaugurating the new Grand Plaza Stage.
12 year old guitarist Ray Goren on Marty Grebb Band rips one on the Hammond Summit Show in Hilton Hotel Lobby, first ever Hammond
night known as “The Sound, the Soul, The Summit” MC’d by Scott May with Hammond Suzuki endorsees.
Jon Hammond Band playing the theme song of The Jon Hammond Show TV program Late Rent and HammondCast radio show
and podcasts vlogcasts, with Donny Baldwin drums from Lydia Pense and Cold Blood and Jefferson Starship, Joe Berger guitar,
Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond at the New B-3 Portable organ with sound mix by Denny Mack. Enjoy this
HammondCast folks, send any photos if you were there, Jon Hammond http://www.HammondCast.com

Joe Berger on the bandstand with Jon Hammond Band – photo by Lawrence Gay

Alex Budman tenor saxophone on Jon Hammond Band – photo by Lawrence Gay

Dr. Lonnie Smith on the bandstand – photo by Lawrence Gay

Marty Grebb on the bandstand – photo by Lawrence Gay

Ray Goren on the bandstand – photo by Lawrence Gay

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Highlights Randy Jackson of American Idol Tower of Power Jon Hammond HammondCast

Randy Jackson and NAMM President CEO Joe Lamond Breakfast of Champions

Jon Hammond NAMM Highlights HammondCast

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMHighlightsRandyJacksonofAmericanIdolTowerofPowerJonHammondHammondCast/

Some NAMM 2013 Highlights from Jon Hammond including Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM with special guest
Randy Jackson of American Idol TV Show at Breakfast of Champions, NAMM Memorial Tribute including my friend band leader
Lou Colombo the great trumpet player http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/namm-memoriam-industry-tribute-2013
bag pipers and cameo of Betty Heywood leaving after / and just before Tower of Power kicks it off inaugurating the new Grand Plaza Stage.
12 year old guitarist Ray Goren on Marty Grebb Band rips one on the Hammond Summit Show in Hilton Hotel Lobby, first ever Hammond
night known as “The Sound, the Soul, The Summit” MC’d by Scott May with Hammond Suzuki endorsees.
Jon Hammond Band playing the theme song of The Jon Hammond Show TV program Late Rent and HammondCast radio show
and podcasts vlogcasts, with Donny Baldwin drums from Lydia Pense and Cold Blood and Jefferson Starship, Joe Berger guitar,
Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond at the New B-3 Portable organ with sound mix by Denny Mack. Enjoy this
HammondCast folks, send any photos if you were there, Jon Hammond http://www.HammondCast.com

Randy Jackson, American Idol, Joe Lamond, NAMM, Highlights, In Memoriam Industry Tribute, Lou Colombo, Tower of Power, Jon Hammond,
Marty Grebb, Ray Goren, B-3 Organ

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/namm-highlights-randy-jackson-of-american-idol-tower-of-power-jon-hammond-hammondcast-6525003

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Rest In Peace Donald Byrd – these images from my coverage of Beacons in Jazz Concert tribute to Cab Calloway *in middle image with host MC Bill Cosby, Donald in the middle, also in back of the late great alto player educator Arnie Lawrence – May 7th 1990, RIP Donald Byrd – Jon Hammond
Donald’s Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Byrd

Donaldson Toussaint L’Ouverture Byrd II (December 9, 1932 – February 4, 2013) was an American jazz and rhythm and blues trumpeter. A sideman for many other jazz musicians of his generation, Byrd is best known as one of the only bebop jazz musicians who successfully pioneered the funk and soul genres while simultaneously remaining a pop artist.
Donaldson Toussaint L’Ouverture Byrd II
Born December 9, 1932
Origin Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died February 4, 2013
Genres Bop
Hard bop
Funk
Soul
Instruments Trumpet
Associated acts Pepper Adams, Gigi Gryce, Jackie McLean, Hank Mobley

Byrd attended Cass Technical High School. He performed with Lionel Hampton before finishing high school. After playing in a military band during a term in the United States Air Force, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in music from Wayne State University and a master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music.
While still at the Manhattan School, he joined Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, as replacement for Clifford Brown. In 1955, he recorded with Jackie McLean and Mal Waldron. After leaving the Jazz Messengers in 1956, he performed with many leading jazz musicians of the day, including John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, and later Herbie Hancock.
Byrd’s first regular group was a quintet that he co-led from 1958-61 with baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams, an ensemble whose hard-driving performances are captured “live” on At the Half Note Cafe. In June 1964, Byrd jammed with jazz legend Eric Dolphy in Paris just two weeks before Dolphy’s death from insulin shock.
In the 1970s, Byrd moved away from the hard-bop jazz idiom and began to record jazz fusion and rhythm and blues. He teamed up with the Mizell Brothers (producer-writers Larry and Fonce) for Black Byrd in 1973. It was highly successful and became Blue Note Records’ highest-ever selling album. The title track climbed to No. 19 on Billboard′s R&B chart and reached the Hot 100 pop chart, peaking at No. 88. The Mizell brothers’ follow-up albums for Byrd, Street Lady, Places and Spaces and Stepping into Tomorrow, were also big sellers, and have subsequently provided a rich source of samples for acid jazz artists such as Us3. Most of the material for the albums was written by Larry Mizell.
In 1973, he created The Blackbyrds, a fusion group consisting of his best students. They scored several major hits including “Happy Music” (No. 3 R&B, No. 19 pop), “Walking In Rhythm” (No. 4 R&B, No. 6 pop) and “Rock Creek Park”.
In 1994, Byrd appeared on the Red Hot Organization’s compilation album, Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool. The album, meant to raise awareness and funds in support of the AIDS epidemic in relation to the African-American community, was heralded as “Album of the Year” by Time Magazine.
He has taught music at Rutgers University, the Hampton Institute, New York University, Howard University, Queens College, Oberlin College, Cornell University and Delaware State University.
In addition to his master’s from Manhattan School of Music, Byrd has two master’s degrees from Columbia University. He received a law degree in 1976, and his doctorate from Columbia University Teachers College in 1982.
In September 2009, he was named an artist-in-residence at Delaware State University.[1] Byrd lives in Teaneck, New Jersey.[2]
[edit]Discography

[edit]As leader
Blue Note
Off to the Races (1959)
Byrd in Hand (1959)
Fuego (1959)
Byrd in Flight (1960)
At the Half Note Cafe (1960)
Chant (1961)
The Cat Walk (1961)
Royal Flush (1961)
Free Form (1961)
A New Perspective (1963)
I’m Tryin’ to Get Home (1964)
Mustang (1966)
Blackjack (1967)
Slow Drag (1967)
The Creeper (1967)
Fancy Free (1969)
Electric Byrd (1969–70)
Kofi (1969)
Ethiopian Knights (1971)
Black Byrd (1973)
Street Lady (1973)
Stepping into Tomorrow (1974)
Places and Spaces (1975)
Caricatures (1976)
Other labels
Byrd Jazz (Transition, 1955) – also released as First Flight (Delmark)
Byrd’s Word (Savoy, 1955)
Byrd’s Eye View (Transition, 1955)
Byrd Blows on Beacon Hill (Transition, 1956)
2 Trumpets (Prestige, 1956) – with Art Farmer
The Young Bloods (Prestige, 1956) – with Phil Woods
Jazz Lab (Columbia, 1957) – with Gigi Gryce
At Newport (Verve, 1957) – with Gigi Gryce
Modern Jazz Perspective (Columbia, 1957) – with Gigi Gryce and Jackie Paris
Jazz Eyes (Regent, 1957) – with John Jenkins
Byrd in Paris (Bethlehem, 1958)
Parisian Thoroughfare (1958)
Live Au Chat Qui Peche (1958), Fresh Sound Records
Motor City Scene – with Pepper Adams (1960), Bethlehem
Up with Donald Byrd (1964), Verve
Thank You… for F.U.M.L. (Funking Up My Life) (1978), Elektra
Love Byrd (1981), Elektra
Words, Sounds, Colors and Shapes (1983) Landmark
Harlem Blues (1987), Landmark
Getting Down to Business (1989), Landmark
A City Called Heaven (1991), Landmark
Touchstone (2000)
The Transition Sessions (2002)
[edit]As sideman
1955 Kenny Clarke – Bohemia After Dark
1955 Cannonball Adderley – Discoveries
1955 Oscar Pettiford – Another One
1955 Hank Jones – Quartet-Quintet
1955 Hank Jones – Bluebird – one track only
1955 Ernie Wilkins – Top Brass
1956 George Wallington – Jazz for the Carriage Trade
1956 Jackie McLean – Lights Out!
1956 Hank Mobley – The Jazz Message of Hank Mobley
1956 Kenny Clarke – Klook’s Clique
1956 Art Blakey – The Jazz Messengers
1956 Rita Reys – The Cool Voice of Rita Reys
1956 Elmo Hope – Informal Jazz
1956 Phil Woods – Pairing Off
1956 Jackie McLean – 4, 5 and 6
1956 Gene Ammons – Jammin’ with Gene
1956 Horace Silver – Silver’s Blue
1956 Hank Mobley – Mobley’s Message
1956 Hank Mobley – Jazz Message No. 2
1956 Art Farmer – 2 Trumpets
1956 Paul Chambers – Whims of Chambers
1956 Phil Woods/Donald Byrd – The Young Bloods
1956 Horace Silver – 6 Pieces of Silver
1956 Hank Mobley – Hank Mobley Sextet
1956 Doug Watkins – Watkins at Large
1956 Sonny Rollins – Sonny Rollins, Vol. 1
1956 Kenny Burrell – All Night Long
1957 Kenny Burrell – All Day Long
1957 Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd – Jazz Lab
1957 Art Farmer/Donald Byrd/Idrees Sulieman – Three Trumpets
1957 Lou Donaldson – Wailing with Lou
1957 Jimmy Smith – A Date with Jimmy Smith Volume One
1957 Art Taylor – Taylor’s Wailers
1957 Gigi Gryce – Gigi Gryce and the Jazz Lab Quintet
1957 George Wallington – The New York Scene
1957 Various Artists – American Jazzmen Play Andre Hodeir’s Essais
1957 Kenny Burrell/Jimmy Raney – 2 Guitars
1957 Kenny Drew – This Is New (Riverside)
1957 Hank Mobley – Hank
1957 Paul Chambers – Paul Chambers Quintet
1957 The Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd Jazz Lab – At Newport – One side of LP which also features Cecil Taylor
1957 Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd – New Formulas from the Jazz Lab
1957 Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd – Modern Jazz Perspective
1957 Sonny Clark – Sonny’s Crib
1957 John Jenkins – Star Eyes
1957 Oscar Pettiford – Winner’s Circle
1957 George Wallington – Jazz at Hotchkiss
1957 Red Garland – All Mornin’ Long
1957 Red Garland – Soul Junction
1957 Red Garland – High Pressure
1957 Lou Donaldson – Lou Takes Off
1958 John Coltrane – Lush Life – one track only
1958 John Coltrane – The Believer – two tracks
1958 John Coltrane – The Last Trane – two tracks
1958 Johnny Griffin – Johnny Griffin Sextet
1958 Pepper Adams – 10 to 4 at the 5 Spot (Riverside)
1958 John Coltrane – Black Pearls
1958 Michel Legrand – Legrand Jazz
1958 Dizzy Reece – Blues in Trinity
1958 Art Blakey – Holiday for Skins
1958 Jim Timmens – Gilbert and Sullivan Revisited
1959 Mundell Lowe – TV Action Jazz!
1959 Jackie McLean – Jackie’s Bag
1959 Thelonious Monk – The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall
1959 Chris Connor – Ballads of the Sad Cafe
1959 Sonny Clark – My Conception
1959 Manny Albam/Teo Macero – Something New, Something Blue
1959 Jackie McLean – Vertigo
1959 Jackie McLean – New Soil
1959 Walter Davis Jr. – Davis Cup
1961 Pepper Adams – Out of This World
1962 Duke Pearson – Hush!
1963 Hank Mobley – No Room for Squares
1963 Hank Mobley – Straight No Filter – released 1986
1963 Hank Mobley – The Turnaround
1963 Jimmy Heath – Swamp Seed
1963 Herbie Hancock – My Point of View
1964 Dexter Gordon – One Flight Up
1964 Cal Tjader – Soul Sauce
1964 Solomon Ilori – African High Life
1964 Duke Pearson – Wahoo!
1965 Dexter Gordon – Ladybird
1965 Wes Montgomery – Goin’ Out of My Head
1967 Stanley Turrentine – A Bluish Bag
1967 Sam Rivers – Dimensions & Extensions
1967 Hank Mobley – Far Away Lands
1977 Gene Harris – Tone Tantrum
1978 Sonny Rollins – Don’t Stop the Carnival
1993 Guru – Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1
1995 Guru – Guru’s Jazzmatazz, Vol. 2: The New Reality
1995 Ahmad Jamal – Big Byrd: The Essence Part 2 — with Martin W. Mueller and Bernard Purdie

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Jam at P.Mauriat Stand with Jon Hammond at the organ and horns

Spontaneous NAMM Jam Session at P.Mauriat Saxophones and Trumpets stand with some great players – Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ with many great players including Hoai Phuong Nguyen, Alejandro Chiabrando, Juan Alzate, Keyan Williams, Tim Green, Willie Bradley, Jason Palmer, Eddie Baccus Jr., Adam MacBlane – sorry if I missed anybody folks! JH – Special thanks to Alex Mingmann Hsieh, Agnieszka Obrebska – P.Mauriat, Jim Wischmeyer Bag End Speakers http://bagend.com
Hammond Suzuki USA and the very kind NAMM Sound Police – see you next year 2014 NAMM and Frankfurt Musikmesse – JH
http://www.HammondCast.com
P.Mauriat http://www.pmauriatmusic.com

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMJamatP.MauriatStandwithJonHammondattheorganandhorns

Yao Shake (謝瑤) and Jon Hammond

Hoai Phuong Nguyen (Hoai Phuong)and Jon Hammond

Youtube http://youtu.be/0C9HEsN5JGc

Saxsbigfan 14 hours ago
wow… so excellent performance !!  Go! Go! Go! Go for the sound!
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Tsai Susan 14 hours ago
It was so exciting to see your play at the NAMM with P Mauriat artists. The live performance was thrilled and joyful. Thank you, Jon. Without you, the NAMM would be less fun!
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A MH 14 hours ago
Definitely, Jon deserves to have a big hugs and applauses…,whatsoever..
Jon’s LIVE performance at PM’s booth before ending NAMM ,which has been sparked a great highlights and memories to everybody, although ,it’s only a whirlwind of 30 minutes jam sessions, but that’s one of our historic treasure ,also to NAMM.
We feel proudly to say “thanks you, Jon! those music makes people crazy and joyful time until the last minutes at NAMM, Jan. 27.2013
Go for the sound!! see you in 2014
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A MH 14 hours ago
Definitely, Jon deserves to have a big hugs and applauses…,whatsoever..
Jon’s LIVE performance at PM’s booth before ending NAMM ,which has been sparked a great highlights and memories to everybody, although ,it’s only a whirlwind of 30 minutes jam sessions, but that’s one of our historic treasure ,also to NAMM.
We feel proudly to say “thanks you, Jon! those music makes people crazy and joyful time until the last minutes at NAMM, Jan. 27.2013
Go for the sound!!
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Tsai Susan 14 hours ago
I was so excited to see your play at the NAMM with P Mauriat artists. It was live and thrilled. Thank you, Jon. Without you, the NAMM will be less fun!

Agnieszka Obrebska Thank you Jon. It was an amazing pleasure for all of us from PM and our visitors and artists to host you and listen to your music at P. Mauriat booth. Hope you had a good time with us as well! Take care and see you soon somewhere around the world!

Hoai Phuong Nguyen Oh Thank you Jon Hammond so much for tagging me this video. I had a great time. Can’t wait till next time to play with you again.

Alex Mingmann Hsieh Jon Hammond is NAMM’s treasure, let us go ahead to celebrate big year with big show in the upcoming FMS, 2013
14 hours ago ·

Hoai Phuong Nguyen Thank you Mr. Hsieh for letting us try those saxophones out.
14 hours ago ·

Alex Mingmann Hsieh you are most welcome!! go for the sound!!see you at NAMM,2014

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Video Views, Youtube, Jon Hammond Band, NAMM, Musikmesse, Musicians Union, Local 802, Sk1, B3mk2, Organ, Leslie Speaker, Broadcast, TV, Radio, Podcast, Vlog, Harmonica

Pete Escovedo, Jazzschool, Susan Muscarella, Junior Mance, Part 3, NAMM, Musikmesse, Latin Jazz, Blues, Piano, Organ, Sk1, B3mk2, Jon Hammond, Local 802, Musicians Union

Presidents Day, Jazz session 322 West 48th Street, Organ, Saxophone, Drums, Sk1, Holiday, New York City

Junior Mance Interview Part 3 and Jon’s Journal February 16 2013

February 16, 2013

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Junior Mance and Jon Hammond at Cafe Loup New York City

Pt 3 of 5 Junior Mance jazz pianist extraordinaire on HammondCast KYOU Radio Jon Hammond hosting. Born 1928 Chicago IL, played with Gene Ammons, Cannonball Adderly, Dynah Washington, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Charlie Parker, Lester Young and many others. Currently teaching at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Interview conducted at Cafe Loup New York City where Junior performs regularly and has recorded latest album. http://www.HammondCast.com

Berkeley California — The Jazzschool Founder Susan Muscarella and Jon Hammond in the performance space, looks great! JH


http://jazzschool.org/ — with Susan Muscarella at Jazzschool

Michael D Hinton
The COLLEGE of MUSICAL KNOWLEDGE

Paula Forney

Kenneth Kahn Sr.
Vallejo, California

James Henson
Uc Berkeley 1969

Karen Lloyd

Jason Stewart

Keiko Shinozaki
Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan

John Albritton
Owner at The John S. Albritton Co.

Dede Meyer
Berkeley, California

JimSharon Kangas
Oceanside, California

Rosie Aron
Teacher’s Aide at Special Ed

Ted Stilles
Montclair High School

Daniel Rogue
Le Lude, Pays De La Loire, France

AcquaintanceFriends
Dennis Kong
Works at Peninsula library

Smooth Jazz Brasil
São Paulo, Brazil

Narada Michael Walden
President at Tarpan Studios

Richard Chi-Chi Rodriguez
Pro-Drummer,musician,songwriter-owner/operator-Self-Center Recording also at M.T. Cleaning Services

Karen Lloyd

Lori Dempsey
Coordinator at The Studio Salon, Photography and Day Spa

Kevin Silveira

Teresa Pola Muscarella
North Auburn, California

Beebee Simmons

Barbielynn Pullen
Singer/Guitarist at Freelance Musician

Joy Yamazaki
Midwest Christian College

JimSharon Kangas
Oceanside, California

Arturo F Lozano
Works at Capoeira Longe Do Mar

John Higgins

Ann Krinitsky
San Rafael, California

Judy Seidel
Artist at Artist

Mike Charlasch
UCLA Anderson School of Management

Richard Kratt
UC Berkeley

Sylvia Mullally

James Henson
Uc Berkeley 1969

Ariane Cap

Mary Jane Coats

Patricia Kelley
Chief Technologist at Photon Manipulator

Damien Masterson
Humanoid Acoustic Wave Manipulator at Planet Earth

Chuck Ervin
Works at Self Employed Musician

Rusty Smith
Bay High School Berkeley CA

Sue McCockran

Julian Pollack
NYU

I love this photo – here I am Jon Hammond flanked by my friends Pete Escovedo and his lovely wife Juanita Escovedo – main man Pete is always a shining beacon of musical inspiration and one of the great band leaders in all musical history – also Pete gave me my very first gig upon my return to living in USA after 6 years out of the country – at his beautiful nightclub in Berkeley California October 1998 – thanks a million Pete & Juanita! – Jon – Winter NAMM 2013

Pete’s Wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Escovedo
Peter “Pete” Michael Escovedo (born 13 July 1935 in Pittsburg, California[1]) is a Mexican-American musician percussionist.
Born July 13, 1935 (age 77)
Genres Latin Jazz, Salsa
Percussion
Biography

With his two brothers, Pete formed Escovedo Bros Latin Jazz Sextet, before Santana hired Pete and Coke Escovedo for his group.[2] He led the 14-24 piece Latin Big band Azteca.[2]
Father to musician Sheila Escovedo, aka Sheila E., and Peter Michael Escovedo (Wayne Brady Show Band Leader) and brother to fellow recording artists Alejandro Escovedo, Coke Escovedo, Javier Escovedo, Bobby Escovedo and Mario Escovedo (The Dragons). He is the biological grandfather of Nicole Richie, daughter of son Peter Michael Escovedo.
Long well-known in the regional San Francisco Bay Area music scene for several decades, in 2002 Pete Escovedo made a notable national television appearance on the “By the Hand of the Father” episode of the PBS Austin City Limits program.

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Youtube Jon Hammond Band Channel

Large Size Pocket Funk 2012 Jazzkeller Frankfurt Musikmesse Warm Up Party Jon Hammond Band

http://youtu.be/nbFJLxAVLkY

Jon Hammond’s annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt featuring Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, special guest:
Lee Oskar harmonica and Jon Hammond at the Hammond Sk1 organ powered by TecAmp 2 x 12 Neodymium rig special thanks to Thomas Eich TecAmp.
This evening marks 26 years continuous Musikmesse for Jon and also on his 59th birthday
Behind The Beat http://behindthebeat.com/2004/12/jon-hammond-late-rent/ by Steve Rosenfeld “Jon Hammond says “the fingers are the singers.'” The latest CD from this exceptional and soulful Hammond organist is the proof. “Late Rent” draws on decades of great recording sessions and top live performances to showcase his own playing and many top jazz and funk artists. It shows why the Hammond organ is one of the most enduring electric instruments and why Hammond is one of its best players.”

San Francisco County Jail with John Lennon and Yoko Peace non-violence banner – this is where I play with my Trio on the Holidays in County Jail 8 / CJ8 D and E Pods – Jon Hammond

Go For The Sound! – and Don’t Forget Your Hat folks!
P.Mauriat Saxophones (and trumpets) action
Youtube http://youtu.be/0C9HEsN5JGc
Look for it in April Downbeat Magazine Post NAMM Coverage – with Alex Mingmann Hsieh

*Spontaneous NAMM Jam Session at P.Mauriat Saxophones and Trumpets stand with some great players – Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ with many great players including Hoai Phuong Nguyen, Alejandro Chiabrando, Juan Alzate, Keyan Williams, Tim Green, Willie Bradley, Jason Palmer, Eddie Baccus Jr., Adam MacBlane – sorry if I missed anybody folks! JH – Special thanks to Alex Mingmann Hsieh, Agnieszka Obrebska – P.Mauriat, Jim Wischmeyer Bag End Speakers http://bagend.com/ , Hammond Suzuki USA and the very kind NAMM Sound Police – see you next year 2014 NAMM and Frankfurt Musikmesse – Jon Hammond – with Alex Mingmann Hsieh

I love that track Sidewinder

so much, I could listen to it continuously – it is the one of the only
covers I recorded and got my first break out radio cut with it
RIP Lee Morgan
http://youtu.be/PWkTjlS5R0E
36,101
Jon
“Following an altercation between sets, Morgan’s common-law wife Helen More (a.k.a. Morgan), shot him. The injuries were not immediately fatal, but the ambulance service was reluctant to go into the neighborhood where the club was located. They took so long to get there that Morgan bled to death. He was 33 years old”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Morgan

http://youtu.be/ckhvUE4Pis4
Bob Cranshaw tells an incredible story about the recording date with Lee Morgan on the classic album The Sidewinder.

Hamburg Germany Elbe Tunnel (1911)
Down under the Elbe River in the Old Elbe Tunnel – Jon Hammond Light ears away
Elbe Tunnel Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elbe_Tunnel_(1911)

Old Elbe Tunnel or St. Pauli Elbe Tunnel (German: Alter Elbtunnel (coll.) or St. Pauli Elbtunnel (official name)) which opened in 1911, is a pedestrian and vehicle tunnel in Hamburg, Germany. The 426 m (1,398 ft) long tunnel was a technical sensation; 24 m (80 ft) beneath the surface, two tubes with 6 m (20 ft) diameter connect central Hamburg with the docks and shipyards on the south side of the river Elbe. This meant a big improvement for tens of thousands of workers in one of the busiest harbours in the world.

My 1959 Hammond B-3 organ

with stock PR-40 speaker (pre-Leslie speakers) – Jon Hammond

Michael Grazioso
Tunxis community college

Lars Westerlund
Högskolan Dalarna, Borlänge

Joe Berger
King at Self employed

Richard Chi-Chi Rodriguez
Pro-Drummer,musician,songwriter-owner/operator-Self-Center Recording also at M.T. Cleaning Services

Paul Mouradjian

Jeff Stange
Musician at Organist

Michael Yates
Emporer at Mike’s Barn Jazz Collective

Mag Nifused
Kiel, Germany

Frankfurt Germany — Not Simon and Garfunkel –
Hammond and Oskar !

Jon Hammond and Lee Oskar Frankfurt Musikmesse
Youtube http://youtu.be/Erm1jEvuN0Y White Onions
Jon Hammond’s Annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt
“White Onions” by Jon Hammond, special guest Lee Oskar harmonica,
Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar,
Jon Hammond at Sk1 Hammond organ / bass

Joe Berger
King at Self employed

Richard Chi-Chi Rodriguez
Pro-Drummer,musician,songwriter-owner/operator-Self-Center Recording also at M.T. Cleaning Services

Akira Kojima
東京都立山崎高等学校

Lone Christiansen

Kenneth Freundlich
Brown University

Richele Rivas

Teruhisa Mano
代表取締役 at Tombo Musical instruments Co. Ltd.

Reina Laguerra

Steven Dunkel
Nassau County, New York

Lance Ellis
Southern University at New Orleans

Ada L Goldberg
C.O.O. at MyDataBass

Christina And-Peter Thompson
Nipmuc Regional High School

Gait Klein Kromhof
Hulst, Netherlands

John McMahon
Works at Blue Star Productions

Scott Harris
Owner at Mustang Marketing

Takeshi Sato

Lucinda Chatfield
Los Angeles, California

Ulrich Vormehr
Frankfurt, Germany

Emerson Michael
North Carolina School of Natural Healing

Al Lynden
Lakes High School

Don Apodaca
North High School

Linda Connors

Donald Adams
Monterey Peninsula College

Claude Lewis Utley
Seattle, Washington

Greg Roth
Amazon

Hamamatsu Japan — with my good friends in Suzuki World Headquarters, big honor to play for them with great harmonica musician Koei Tanaka! Jon Hammond

Youtube http://youtu.be/FHjhlSwRkws
Suzuki Headquarters and factory special concert for President Founder Manji Suzuki with introduction by Master of Ceremonies Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, Jon Hammond at the new B3mk2 Hammond organ with Koei Tanaka chromatic Suzuki harmonica Part 2 of 3 parts: “Days of Wine and Roses” in Hamamatsu Japan… — with Koei Tanaka

Yu Beniya
Corporate Officer at Suzuki Musical Instruments

Waichiro Tachikawa
Works at Suzuki Musical Inst. Mfg. Co., Ltd.

Kaori Tai
Sanyo Gakuen College

Renata Fernandes

Seiichi Kadowaki
Kumamoto-shi, Kumamoto, Japan

Tamaki Otani
Works at (株)エスダッシュ

Yk Matsushita
Yokohama City University

David Herzhaft
Works at Harmonica pro

Paul Mouradjian

Takao Odakura

Makoto Oana
Works at 自営業(会議通訳者)

Yoshiaki Watanuki
代表取締役 at (株)アルファノート

Michiko Yamazaki
店主 at Shot Bar ビーニィビーンズ

Waijei Tmr

Mark Murdock

Kenichi Sato
浜松商業高等学校

Yap Mei Bao

Harri Pöyry
Verkkokauppias ja tukkumyynti at Musicmanfinland

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: The Sound The Soul The Summit Ultimate Hammond All-Star Jam

Jon Hammond and Dr. Lonnie Smith at Winter NAMM 2013

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondTheSoundTheSoulTheSummitUltimateHammondAll-StarJam/

Kicking it off in the Hilton Anaheim Lobby at Winter NAMM 2013 on the first ever Hammond Organ night – Introduced by Master of Ceremonies Scott May:
Dr. Lonnie Smith, Chester Thompson, Larry Goldings with Jay Dittamo drums, Jack Maher guitar – mix by Denny Mack.
Jon Hammond Band playing “Late Rent” theme song of The Jon Hammond Show TV program. On Jon’s band: Donny Baldwin drums (from Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, Jefferson Starship), Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the New B3 Portable Organ. http://www.HammondCast.com
Special thanks Hammond Suzuki USA, Peter Nguyen, NAMM and Hilton Hotel Anaheim

Peter Nguyen and Jon Hammond

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/the-sound-the-soul-the-summit-ultimate-hammond-all-star-jam-6520933

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Youtube http://youtu.be/IQakXA_czpc

Photo of Doctor Lonnie Smith at the Hammond Sk2 by Jon Hammond

Denny Mack and Scott May – photo: Jon Hammond

Chester Thompson flanked by Jon Hammond and Scott May

Power Shot L to R: Masato Tomie, Jon Hammond, Scott May, Yu Beniya, Masuo Terada

Power Shot L to R: Jon Hammond, Masuo Terada, Shuji Suzuki

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Highlights 2 Randy Jackson Tower of Power HammondCast

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMHighlights2RandyJacksonTowerofPowerHammondCast/

Jon Hammond on bandstand – photo by Lawrence Gay

Youtube http://youtu.be/YQBxb-K3Ixc

Some NAMM 2013 Highlights from Jon Hammond including Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM with special guest
Randy Jackson of American Idol TV Show at Breakfast of Champions, NAMM Memorial Tribute including my friend band leader
Lou Colombo the great trumpet player http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/namm-memoriam-industry-tribute-2013
bag pipers and cameo of Betty Heywood leaving after / and just before Tower of Power kicks it off inaugurating the new Grand Plaza Stage.
12 year old guitarist Ray Goren on Marty Grebb Band rips one on the Hammond Summit Show in Hilton Hotel Lobby, first ever Hammond
night known as “The Sound, the Soul, The Summit” MC’d by Scott May with Hammond Suzuki endorsees.
Jon Hammond Band playing the theme song of The Jon Hammond Show TV program Late Rent and HammondCast radio show
and podcasts vlogcasts, with Donny Baldwin drums from Lydia Pense and Cold Blood and Jefferson Starship, Joe Berger guitar,
Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond at the New B-3 Portable organ with sound mix by Denny Mack. Enjoy this
HammondCast folks, send any photos if you were there, Jon Hammond http://www.HammondCast.com

Joe Berger on the bandstand with Jon Hammond Band – photo by Lawrence Gay

Alex Budman tenor saxophone on Jon Hammond Band – photo by Lawrence Gay

Dr. Lonnie Smith on the bandstand – photo by Lawrence Gay

Marty Grebb on the bandstand – photo by Lawrence Gay

Ray Goren on the bandstand – photo by Lawrence Gay

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Highlights Randy Jackson of American Idol Tower of Power Jon Hammond HammondCast

Randy Jackson and NAMM President CEO Joe Lamond Breakfast of Champions

Jon Hammond NAMM Highlights HammondCast

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMHighlightsRandyJacksonofAmericanIdolTowerofPowerJonHammondHammondCast/

Some NAMM 2013 Highlights from Jon Hammond including Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM with special guest
Randy Jackson of American Idol TV Show at Breakfast of Champions, NAMM Memorial Tribute including my friend band leader
Lou Colombo the great trumpet player http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/namm-memoriam-industry-tribute-2013
bag pipers and cameo of Betty Heywood leaving after / and just before Tower of Power kicks it off inaugurating the new Grand Plaza Stage.
12 year old guitarist Ray Goren on Marty Grebb Band rips one on the Hammond Summit Show in Hilton Hotel Lobby, first ever Hammond
night known as “The Sound, the Soul, The Summit” MC’d by Scott May with Hammond Suzuki endorsees.
Jon Hammond Band playing the theme song of The Jon Hammond Show TV program Late Rent and HammondCast radio show
and podcasts vlogcasts, with Donny Baldwin drums from Lydia Pense and Cold Blood and Jefferson Starship, Joe Berger guitar,
Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond at the New B-3 Portable organ with sound mix by Denny Mack. Enjoy this
HammondCast folks, send any photos if you were there, Jon Hammond http://www.HammondCast.com

Randy Jackson, American Idol, Joe Lamond, NAMM, Highlights, In Memoriam Industry Tribute, Lou Colombo, Tower of Power, Jon Hammond,
Marty Grebb, Ray Goren, B-3 Organ

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/namm-highlights-randy-jackson-of-american-idol-tower-of-power-jon-hammond-hammondcast-6525003

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Rest In Peace Donald Byrd – these images from my coverage of Beacons in Jazz Concert tribute to Cab Calloway *in middle image with host MC Bill Cosby, Donald in the middle, also in back of the late great alto player educator Arnie Lawrence – May 7th 1990, RIP Donald Byrd – Jon Hammond
Donald’s Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Byrd

Donaldson Toussaint L’Ouverture Byrd II (December 9, 1932 – February 4, 2013) was an American jazz and rhythm and blues trumpeter. A sideman for many other jazz musicians of his generation, Byrd is best known as one of the only bebop jazz musicians who successfully pioneered the funk and soul genres while simultaneously remaining a pop artist.
Donaldson Toussaint L’Ouverture Byrd II
Born December 9, 1932
Origin Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died February 4, 2013
Genres Bop
Hard bop
Funk
Soul
Instruments Trumpet
Associated acts Pepper Adams, Gigi Gryce, Jackie McLean, Hank Mobley

Byrd attended Cass Technical High School. He performed with Lionel Hampton before finishing high school. After playing in a military band during a term in the United States Air Force, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in music from Wayne State University and a master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music.
While still at the Manhattan School, he joined Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, as replacement for Clifford Brown. In 1955, he recorded with Jackie McLean and Mal Waldron. After leaving the Jazz Messengers in 1956, he performed with many leading jazz musicians of the day, including John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, and later Herbie Hancock.
Byrd’s first regular group was a quintet that he co-led from 1958-61 with baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams, an ensemble whose hard-driving performances are captured “live” on At the Half Note Cafe. In June 1964, Byrd jammed with jazz legend Eric Dolphy in Paris just two weeks before Dolphy’s death from insulin shock.
In the 1970s, Byrd moved away from the hard-bop jazz idiom and began to record jazz fusion and rhythm and blues. He teamed up with the Mizell Brothers (producer-writers Larry and Fonce) for Black Byrd in 1973. It was highly successful and became Blue Note Records’ highest-ever selling album. The title track climbed to No. 19 on Billboard′s R&B chart and reached the Hot 100 pop chart, peaking at No. 88. The Mizell brothers’ follow-up albums for Byrd, Street Lady, Places and Spaces and Stepping into Tomorrow, were also big sellers, and have subsequently provided a rich source of samples for acid jazz artists such as Us3. Most of the material for the albums was written by Larry Mizell.
In 1973, he created The Blackbyrds, a fusion group consisting of his best students. They scored several major hits including “Happy Music” (No. 3 R&B, No. 19 pop), “Walking In Rhythm” (No. 4 R&B, No. 6 pop) and “Rock Creek Park”.
In 1994, Byrd appeared on the Red Hot Organization’s compilation album, Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool. The album, meant to raise awareness and funds in support of the AIDS epidemic in relation to the African-American community, was heralded as “Album of the Year” by Time Magazine.
He has taught music at Rutgers University, the Hampton Institute, New York University, Howard University, Queens College, Oberlin College, Cornell University and Delaware State University.
In addition to his master’s from Manhattan School of Music, Byrd has two master’s degrees from Columbia University. He received a law degree in 1976, and his doctorate from Columbia University Teachers College in 1982.
In September 2009, he was named an artist-in-residence at Delaware State University.[1] Byrd lives in Teaneck, New Jersey.[2]
[edit]Discography

[edit]As leader
Blue Note
Off to the Races (1959)
Byrd in Hand (1959)
Fuego (1959)
Byrd in Flight (1960)
At the Half Note Cafe (1960)
Chant (1961)
The Cat Walk (1961)
Royal Flush (1961)
Free Form (1961)
A New Perspective (1963)
I’m Tryin’ to Get Home (1964)
Mustang (1966)
Blackjack (1967)
Slow Drag (1967)
The Creeper (1967)
Fancy Free (1969)
Electric Byrd (1969–70)
Kofi (1969)
Ethiopian Knights (1971)
Black Byrd (1973)
Street Lady (1973)
Stepping into Tomorrow (1974)
Places and Spaces (1975)
Caricatures (1976)
Other labels
Byrd Jazz (Transition, 1955) – also released as First Flight (Delmark)
Byrd’s Word (Savoy, 1955)
Byrd’s Eye View (Transition, 1955)
Byrd Blows on Beacon Hill (Transition, 1956)
2 Trumpets (Prestige, 1956) – with Art Farmer
The Young Bloods (Prestige, 1956) – with Phil Woods
Jazz Lab (Columbia, 1957) – with Gigi Gryce
At Newport (Verve, 1957) – with Gigi Gryce
Modern Jazz Perspective (Columbia, 1957) – with Gigi Gryce and Jackie Paris
Jazz Eyes (Regent, 1957) – with John Jenkins
Byrd in Paris (Bethlehem, 1958)
Parisian Thoroughfare (1958)
Live Au Chat Qui Peche (1958), Fresh Sound Records
Motor City Scene – with Pepper Adams (1960), Bethlehem
Up with Donald Byrd (1964), Verve
Thank You… for F.U.M.L. (Funking Up My Life) (1978), Elektra
Love Byrd (1981), Elektra
Words, Sounds, Colors and Shapes (1983) Landmark
Harlem Blues (1987), Landmark
Getting Down to Business (1989), Landmark
A City Called Heaven (1991), Landmark
Touchstone (2000)
The Transition Sessions (2002)
[edit]As sideman
1955 Kenny Clarke – Bohemia After Dark
1955 Cannonball Adderley – Discoveries
1955 Oscar Pettiford – Another One
1955 Hank Jones – Quartet-Quintet
1955 Hank Jones – Bluebird – one track only
1955 Ernie Wilkins – Top Brass
1956 George Wallington – Jazz for the Carriage Trade
1956 Jackie McLean – Lights Out!
1956 Hank Mobley – The Jazz Message of Hank Mobley
1956 Kenny Clarke – Klook’s Clique
1956 Art Blakey – The Jazz Messengers
1956 Rita Reys – The Cool Voice of Rita Reys
1956 Elmo Hope – Informal Jazz
1956 Phil Woods – Pairing Off
1956 Jackie McLean – 4, 5 and 6
1956 Gene Ammons – Jammin’ with Gene
1956 Horace Silver – Silver’s Blue
1956 Hank Mobley – Mobley’s Message
1956 Hank Mobley – Jazz Message No. 2
1956 Art Farmer – 2 Trumpets
1956 Paul Chambers – Whims of Chambers
1956 Phil Woods/Donald Byrd – The Young Bloods
1956 Horace Silver – 6 Pieces of Silver
1956 Hank Mobley – Hank Mobley Sextet
1956 Doug Watkins – Watkins at Large
1956 Sonny Rollins – Sonny Rollins, Vol. 1
1956 Kenny Burrell – All Night Long
1957 Kenny Burrell – All Day Long
1957 Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd – Jazz Lab
1957 Art Farmer/Donald Byrd/Idrees Sulieman – Three Trumpets
1957 Lou Donaldson – Wailing with Lou
1957 Jimmy Smith – A Date with Jimmy Smith Volume One
1957 Art Taylor – Taylor’s Wailers
1957 Gigi Gryce – Gigi Gryce and the Jazz Lab Quintet
1957 George Wallington – The New York Scene
1957 Various Artists – American Jazzmen Play Andre Hodeir’s Essais
1957 Kenny Burrell/Jimmy Raney – 2 Guitars
1957 Kenny Drew – This Is New (Riverside)
1957 Hank Mobley – Hank
1957 Paul Chambers – Paul Chambers Quintet
1957 The Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd Jazz Lab – At Newport – One side of LP which also features Cecil Taylor
1957 Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd – New Formulas from the Jazz Lab
1957 Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd – Modern Jazz Perspective
1957 Sonny Clark – Sonny’s Crib
1957 John Jenkins – Star Eyes
1957 Oscar Pettiford – Winner’s Circle
1957 George Wallington – Jazz at Hotchkiss
1957 Red Garland – All Mornin’ Long
1957 Red Garland – Soul Junction
1957 Red Garland – High Pressure
1957 Lou Donaldson – Lou Takes Off
1958 John Coltrane – Lush Life – one track only
1958 John Coltrane – The Believer – two tracks
1958 John Coltrane – The Last Trane – two tracks
1958 Johnny Griffin – Johnny Griffin Sextet
1958 Pepper Adams – 10 to 4 at the 5 Spot (Riverside)
1958 John Coltrane – Black Pearls
1958 Michel Legrand – Legrand Jazz
1958 Dizzy Reece – Blues in Trinity
1958 Art Blakey – Holiday for Skins
1958 Jim Timmens – Gilbert and Sullivan Revisited
1959 Mundell Lowe – TV Action Jazz!
1959 Jackie McLean – Jackie’s Bag
1959 Thelonious Monk – The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall
1959 Chris Connor – Ballads of the Sad Cafe
1959 Sonny Clark – My Conception
1959 Manny Albam/Teo Macero – Something New, Something Blue
1959 Jackie McLean – Vertigo
1959 Jackie McLean – New Soil
1959 Walter Davis Jr. – Davis Cup
1961 Pepper Adams – Out of This World
1962 Duke Pearson – Hush!
1963 Hank Mobley – No Room for Squares
1963 Hank Mobley – Straight No Filter – released 1986
1963 Hank Mobley – The Turnaround
1963 Jimmy Heath – Swamp Seed
1963 Herbie Hancock – My Point of View
1964 Dexter Gordon – One Flight Up
1964 Cal Tjader – Soul Sauce
1964 Solomon Ilori – African High Life
1964 Duke Pearson – Wahoo!
1965 Dexter Gordon – Ladybird
1965 Wes Montgomery – Goin’ Out of My Head
1967 Stanley Turrentine – A Bluish Bag
1967 Sam Rivers – Dimensions & Extensions
1967 Hank Mobley – Far Away Lands
1977 Gene Harris – Tone Tantrum
1978 Sonny Rollins – Don’t Stop the Carnival
1993 Guru – Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1
1995 Guru – Guru’s Jazzmatazz, Vol. 2: The New Reality
1995 Ahmad Jamal – Big Byrd: The Essence Part 2 — with Martin W. Mueller and Bernard Purdie

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Jam at P.Mauriat Stand with Jon Hammond at the organ and horns

Spontaneous NAMM Jam Session at P.Mauriat Saxophones and Trumpets stand with some great players – Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ with many great players including Hoai Phuong Nguyen, Alejandro Chiabrando, Juan Alzate, Keyan Williams, Tim Green, Willie Bradley, Jason Palmer, Eddie Baccus Jr., Adam MacBlane – sorry if I missed anybody folks! JH – Special thanks to Alex Mingmann Hsieh, Agnieszka Obrebska – P.Mauriat, Jim Wischmeyer Bag End Speakers http://bagend.com
Hammond Suzuki USA and the very kind NAMM Sound Police – see you next year 2014 NAMM and Frankfurt Musikmesse – JH
http://www.HammondCast.com
P.Mauriat http://www.pmauriatmusic.com

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMJamatP.MauriatStandwithJonHammondattheorganandhorns

Yao Shake (謝瑤) and Jon Hammond

Hoai Phuong Nguyen (Hoai Phuong)and Jon Hammond

Youtube http://youtu.be/0C9HEsN5JGc

Saxsbigfan 14 hours ago
wow… so excellent performance !!  Go! Go! Go! Go for the sound!
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Tsai Susan 14 hours ago
It was so exciting to see your play at the NAMM with P Mauriat artists. The live performance was thrilled and joyful. Thank you, Jon. Without you, the NAMM would be less fun!
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A MH 14 hours ago
Definitely, Jon deserves to have a big hugs and applauses…,whatsoever..
Jon’s LIVE performance at PM’s booth before ending NAMM ,which has been sparked a great highlights and memories to everybody, although ,it’s only a whirlwind of 30 minutes jam sessions, but that’s one of our historic treasure ,also to NAMM.
We feel proudly to say “thanks you, Jon! those music makes people crazy and joyful time until the last minutes at NAMM, Jan. 27.2013
Go for the sound!! see you in 2014
Reply ·

A MH 14 hours ago
Definitely, Jon deserves to have a big hugs and applauses…,whatsoever..
Jon’s LIVE performance at PM’s booth before ending NAMM ,which has been sparked a great highlights and memories to everybody, although ,it’s only a whirlwind of 30 minutes jam sessions, but that’s one of our historic treasure ,also to NAMM.
We feel proudly to say “thanks you, Jon! those music makes people crazy and joyful time until the last minutes at NAMM, Jan. 27.2013
Go for the sound!!
Reply ·

Tsai Susan 14 hours ago
I was so excited to see your play at the NAMM with P Mauriat artists. It was live and thrilled. Thank you, Jon. Without you, the NAMM will be less fun!

Agnieszka Obrebska Thank you Jon. It was an amazing pleasure for all of us from PM and our visitors and artists to host you and listen to your music at P. Mauriat booth. Hope you had a good time with us as well! Take care and see you soon somewhere around the world!

Hoai Phuong Nguyen Oh Thank you Jon Hammond so much for tagging me this video. I had a great time. Can’t wait till next time to play with you again.

Alex Mingmann Hsieh Jon Hammond is NAMM’s treasure, let us go ahead to celebrate big year with big show in the upcoming FMS, 2013
14 hours ago ·

Hoai Phuong Nguyen Thank you Mr. Hsieh for letting us try those saxophones out.
14 hours ago ·

Alex Mingmann Hsieh you are most welcome!! go for the sound!!see you at NAMM,2014

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/namm-jam-at-p-mauriat-stand-with-jon-hammond-at-the-organ-and-horns-6518179

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Pete Escovedo, Jazzschool, Susan Muscarella, Junior Mance, Part 3, NAMM, Musikmesse, Latin Jazz, Blues, Piano, Organ, Sk1, B3mk2, Jon Hammond, Local 802, Musicians Union

1,224,478 Video Views About Jon Hammond Band Youtube Channel

February 15, 2013

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: 1,224,478 Video Views About Jon Hammond Band

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http://archive.org/details/LargeSizePocketFunk2012JazzkellerFrankfurtMusikmesseWarmUpPartyJon

Youtube Jon Hammond Band Channel

Large Size Pocket Funk 2012 Jazzkeller Frankfurt Musikmesse Warm Up Party Jon Hammond Band

http://youtu.be/nbFJLxAVLkY

Jon Hammond’s annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt featuring Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, special guest:
Lee Oskar harmonica and Jon Hammond at the Hammond Sk1 organ powered by TecAmp 2 x 12 Neodymium rig special thanks to Thomas Eich TecAmp.
This evening marks 26 years continuous Musikmesse for Jon and also on his 59th birthday
Behind The Beat http://behindthebeat.com/2004/12/jon-hammond-late-rent/ by Steve Rosenfeld “Jon Hammond says “the fingers are the singers.'” The latest CD from this exceptional and soulful Hammond organist is the proof. “Late Rent” draws on decades of great recording sessions and top live performances to showcase his own playing and many top jazz and funk artists. It shows why the Hammond organ is one of the most enduring electric instruments and why Hammond is one of its best players.”

San Francisco County Jail with John Lennon and Yoko Peace non-violence banner – this is where I play with my Trio on the Holidays in County Jail 8 / CJ8 D and E Pods – Jon Hammond

Go For The Sound! – and Don’t Forget Your Hat folks!
P.Mauriat Saxophones (and trumpets) action
Youtube http://youtu.be/0C9HEsN5JGc
Look for it in April Downbeat Magazine Post NAMM Coverage – with Alex Mingmann Hsieh

*Spontaneous NAMM Jam Session at P.Mauriat Saxophones and Trumpets stand with some great players – Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ with many great players including Hoai Phuong Nguyen, Alejandro Chiabrando, Juan Alzate, Keyan Williams, Tim Green, Willie Bradley, Jason Palmer, Eddie Baccus Jr., Adam MacBlane – sorry if I missed anybody folks! JH – Special thanks to Alex Mingmann Hsieh, Agnieszka Obrebska – P.Mauriat, Jim Wischmeyer Bag End Speakers http://bagend.com/ , Hammond Suzuki USA and the very kind NAMM Sound Police – see you next year 2014 NAMM and Frankfurt Musikmesse – Jon Hammond – with Alex Mingmann Hsieh

I love that track Sidewinder

so much, I could listen to it continuously – it is the one of the only
covers I recorded and got my first break out radio cut with it
RIP Lee Morgan
http://youtu.be/PWkTjlS5R0E
36,101
Jon
“Following an altercation between sets, Morgan’s common-law wife Helen More (a.k.a. Morgan), shot him. The injuries were not immediately fatal, but the ambulance service was reluctant to go into the neighborhood where the club was located. They took so long to get there that Morgan bled to death. He was 33 years old”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Morgan

http://youtu.be/ckhvUE4Pis4
Bob Cranshaw tells an incredible story about the recording date with Lee Morgan on the classic album The Sidewinder.

Hamburg Germany Elbe Tunnel (1911)
Down under the Elbe River in the Old Elbe Tunnel – Jon Hammond Light ears away
Elbe Tunnel Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elbe_Tunnel_(1911)

Old Elbe Tunnel or St. Pauli Elbe Tunnel (German: Alter Elbtunnel (coll.) or St. Pauli Elbtunnel (official name)) which opened in 1911, is a pedestrian and vehicle tunnel in Hamburg, Germany. The 426 m (1,398 ft) long tunnel was a technical sensation; 24 m (80 ft) beneath the surface, two tubes with 6 m (20 ft) diameter connect central Hamburg with the docks and shipyards on the south side of the river Elbe. This meant a big improvement for tens of thousands of workers in one of the busiest harbours in the world.

My 1959 Hammond B-3 organ

with stock PR-40 speaker (pre-Leslie speakers) – Jon Hammond

Michael Grazioso
Tunxis community college

Lars Westerlund
Högskolan Dalarna, Borlänge

Joe Berger
King at Self employed

Richard Chi-Chi Rodriguez
Pro-Drummer,musician,songwriter-owner/operator-Self-Center Recording also at M.T. Cleaning Services

Paul Mouradjian

Jeff Stange
Musician at Organist

Michael Yates
Emporer at Mike’s Barn Jazz Collective

Mag Nifused
Kiel, Germany

Frankfurt Germany — Not Simon and Garfunkel –
Hammond and Oskar !

Jon Hammond and Lee Oskar Frankfurt Musikmesse
Youtube http://youtu.be/Erm1jEvuN0Y White Onions
Jon Hammond’s Annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt
“White Onions” by Jon Hammond, special guest Lee Oskar harmonica,
Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar,
Jon Hammond at Sk1 Hammond organ / bass

Joe Berger
King at Self employed

Richard Chi-Chi Rodriguez
Pro-Drummer,musician,songwriter-owner/operator-Self-Center Recording also at M.T. Cleaning Services

Akira Kojima
東京都立山崎高等学校

Lone Christiansen

Kenneth Freundlich
Brown University

Richele Rivas

Teruhisa Mano
代表取締役 at Tombo Musical instruments Co. Ltd.

Reina Laguerra

Steven Dunkel
Nassau County, New York

Lance Ellis
Southern University at New Orleans

Ada L Goldberg
C.O.O. at MyDataBass

Christina And-Peter Thompson
Nipmuc Regional High School

Gait Klein Kromhof
Hulst, Netherlands

John McMahon
Works at Blue Star Productions

Scott Harris
Owner at Mustang Marketing

Takeshi Sato

Lucinda Chatfield
Los Angeles, California

Ulrich Vormehr
Frankfurt, Germany

Emerson Michael
North Carolina School of Natural Healing

Al Lynden
Lakes High School

Don Apodaca
North High School

Linda Connors

Donald Adams
Monterey Peninsula College

Claude Lewis Utley
Seattle, Washington

Greg Roth
Amazon

Hamamatsu Japan — with my good friends in Suzuki World Headquarters, big honor to play for them with great harmonica musician Koei Tanaka! Jon Hammond

Youtube http://youtu.be/FHjhlSwRkws
Suzuki Headquarters and factory special concert for President Founder Manji Suzuki with introduction by Master of Ceremonies Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, Jon Hammond at the new B3mk2 Hammond organ with Koei Tanaka chromatic Suzuki harmonica Part 2 of 3 parts: “Days of Wine and Roses” in Hamamatsu Japan… — with Koei Tanaka

Yu Beniya
Corporate Officer at Suzuki Musical Instruments

Waichiro Tachikawa
Works at Suzuki Musical Inst. Mfg. Co., Ltd.

Kaori Tai
Sanyo Gakuen College

Renata Fernandes

Seiichi Kadowaki
Kumamoto-shi, Kumamoto, Japan

Tamaki Otani
Works at (株)エスダッシュ

Yk Matsushita
Yokohama City University

David Herzhaft
Works at Harmonica pro

Paul Mouradjian

Takao Odakura

Makoto Oana
Works at 自営業(会議通訳者)

Yoshiaki Watanuki
代表取締役 at (株)アルファノート

Michiko Yamazaki
店主 at Shot Bar ビーニィビーンズ

Waijei Tmr

Mark Murdock

Kenichi Sato
浜松商業高等学校

Yap Mei Bao

Harri Pöyry
Verkkokauppias ja tukkumyynti at Musicmanfinland

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: The Sound The Soul The Summit Ultimate Hammond All-Star Jam

Jon Hammond and Dr. Lonnie Smith at Winter NAMM 2013

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondTheSoundTheSoulTheSummitUltimateHammondAll-StarJam/

Kicking it off in the Hilton Anaheim Lobby at Winter NAMM 2013 on the first ever Hammond Organ night – Introduced by Master of Ceremonies Scott May:
Dr. Lonnie Smith, Chester Thompson, Larry Goldings with Jay Dittamo drums, Jack Maher guitar – mix by Denny Mack.
Jon Hammond Band playing “Late Rent” theme song of The Jon Hammond Show TV program. On Jon’s band: Donny Baldwin drums (from Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, Jefferson Starship), Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the New B3 Portable Organ. http://www.HammondCast.com
Special thanks Hammond Suzuki USA, Peter Nguyen, NAMM and Hilton Hotel Anaheim

Peter Nguyen and Jon Hammond

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/the-sound-the-soul-the-summit-ultimate-hammond-all-star-jam-6520933

[blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/AYOOgUkC.x?p=1 width=”720″ height=”433″]

Youtube http://youtu.be/IQakXA_czpc

Photo of Doctor Lonnie Smith at the Hammond Sk2 by Jon Hammond

Denny Mack and Scott May – photo: Jon Hammond

Chester Thompson flanked by Jon Hammond and Scott May

Power Shot L to R: Masato Tomie, Jon Hammond, Scott May, Yu Beniya, Masuo Terada

Power Shot L to R: Jon Hammond, Masuo Terada, Shuji Suzuki

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Highlights 2 Randy Jackson Tower of Power HammondCast

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMHighlights2RandyJacksonTowerofPowerHammondCast/

Jon Hammond on bandstand – photo by Lawrence Gay

Youtube http://youtu.be/YQBxb-K3Ixc

Some NAMM 2013 Highlights from Jon Hammond including Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM with special guest
Randy Jackson of American Idol TV Show at Breakfast of Champions, NAMM Memorial Tribute including my friend band leader
Lou Colombo the great trumpet player http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/namm-memoriam-industry-tribute-2013
bag pipers and cameo of Betty Heywood leaving after / and just before Tower of Power kicks it off inaugurating the new Grand Plaza Stage.
12 year old guitarist Ray Goren on Marty Grebb Band rips one on the Hammond Summit Show in Hilton Hotel Lobby, first ever Hammond
night known as “The Sound, the Soul, The Summit” MC’d by Scott May with Hammond Suzuki endorsees.
Jon Hammond Band playing the theme song of The Jon Hammond Show TV program Late Rent and HammondCast radio show
and podcasts vlogcasts, with Donny Baldwin drums from Lydia Pense and Cold Blood and Jefferson Starship, Joe Berger guitar,
Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond at the New B-3 Portable organ with sound mix by Denny Mack. Enjoy this
HammondCast folks, send any photos if you were there, Jon Hammond http://www.HammondCast.com

Joe Berger on the bandstand with Jon Hammond Band – photo by Lawrence Gay

Alex Budman tenor saxophone on Jon Hammond Band – photo by Lawrence Gay

Dr. Lonnie Smith on the bandstand – photo by Lawrence Gay

Marty Grebb on the bandstand – photo by Lawrence Gay

Ray Goren on the bandstand – photo by Lawrence Gay

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Highlights Randy Jackson of American Idol Tower of Power Jon Hammond HammondCast

Randy Jackson and NAMM President CEO Joe Lamond Breakfast of Champions

Jon Hammond NAMM Highlights HammondCast

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMHighlightsRandyJacksonofAmericanIdolTowerofPowerJonHammondHammondCast/

Some NAMM 2013 Highlights from Jon Hammond including Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM with special guest
Randy Jackson of American Idol TV Show at Breakfast of Champions, NAMM Memorial Tribute including my friend band leader
Lou Colombo the great trumpet player http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/namm-memoriam-industry-tribute-2013
bag pipers and cameo of Betty Heywood leaving after / and just before Tower of Power kicks it off inaugurating the new Grand Plaza Stage.
12 year old guitarist Ray Goren on Marty Grebb Band rips one on the Hammond Summit Show in Hilton Hotel Lobby, first ever Hammond
night known as “The Sound, the Soul, The Summit” MC’d by Scott May with Hammond Suzuki endorsees.
Jon Hammond Band playing the theme song of The Jon Hammond Show TV program Late Rent and HammondCast radio show
and podcasts vlogcasts, with Donny Baldwin drums from Lydia Pense and Cold Blood and Jefferson Starship, Joe Berger guitar,
Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond at the New B-3 Portable organ with sound mix by Denny Mack. Enjoy this
HammondCast folks, send any photos if you were there, Jon Hammond http://www.HammondCast.com

Randy Jackson, American Idol, Joe Lamond, NAMM, Highlights, In Memoriam Industry Tribute, Lou Colombo, Tower of Power, Jon Hammond,
Marty Grebb, Ray Goren, B-3 Organ

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/namm-highlights-randy-jackson-of-american-idol-tower-of-power-jon-hammond-hammondcast-6525003

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Rest In Peace Donald Byrd – these images from my coverage of Beacons in Jazz Concert tribute to Cab Calloway *in middle image with host MC Bill Cosby, Donald in the middle, also in back of the late great alto player educator Arnie Lawrence – May 7th 1990, RIP Donald Byrd – Jon Hammond
Donald’s Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Byrd

Donaldson Toussaint L’Ouverture Byrd II (December 9, 1932 – February 4, 2013) was an American jazz and rhythm and blues trumpeter. A sideman for many other jazz musicians of his generation, Byrd is best known as one of the only bebop jazz musicians who successfully pioneered the funk and soul genres while simultaneously remaining a pop artist.
Donaldson Toussaint L’Ouverture Byrd II
Born December 9, 1932
Origin Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died February 4, 2013
Genres Bop
Hard bop
Funk
Soul
Instruments Trumpet
Associated acts Pepper Adams, Gigi Gryce, Jackie McLean, Hank Mobley

Byrd attended Cass Technical High School. He performed with Lionel Hampton before finishing high school. After playing in a military band during a term in the United States Air Force, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in music from Wayne State University and a master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music.
While still at the Manhattan School, he joined Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, as replacement for Clifford Brown. In 1955, he recorded with Jackie McLean and Mal Waldron. After leaving the Jazz Messengers in 1956, he performed with many leading jazz musicians of the day, including John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, and later Herbie Hancock.
Byrd’s first regular group was a quintet that he co-led from 1958-61 with baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams, an ensemble whose hard-driving performances are captured “live” on At the Half Note Cafe. In June 1964, Byrd jammed with jazz legend Eric Dolphy in Paris just two weeks before Dolphy’s death from insulin shock.
In the 1970s, Byrd moved away from the hard-bop jazz idiom and began to record jazz fusion and rhythm and blues. He teamed up with the Mizell Brothers (producer-writers Larry and Fonce) for Black Byrd in 1973. It was highly successful and became Blue Note Records’ highest-ever selling album. The title track climbed to No. 19 on Billboard′s R&B chart and reached the Hot 100 pop chart, peaking at No. 88. The Mizell brothers’ follow-up albums for Byrd, Street Lady, Places and Spaces and Stepping into Tomorrow, were also big sellers, and have subsequently provided a rich source of samples for acid jazz artists such as Us3. Most of the material for the albums was written by Larry Mizell.
In 1973, he created The Blackbyrds, a fusion group consisting of his best students. They scored several major hits including “Happy Music” (No. 3 R&B, No. 19 pop), “Walking In Rhythm” (No. 4 R&B, No. 6 pop) and “Rock Creek Park”.
In 1994, Byrd appeared on the Red Hot Organization’s compilation album, Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool. The album, meant to raise awareness and funds in support of the AIDS epidemic in relation to the African-American community, was heralded as “Album of the Year” by Time Magazine.
He has taught music at Rutgers University, the Hampton Institute, New York University, Howard University, Queens College, Oberlin College, Cornell University and Delaware State University.
In addition to his master’s from Manhattan School of Music, Byrd has two master’s degrees from Columbia University. He received a law degree in 1976, and his doctorate from Columbia University Teachers College in 1982.
In September 2009, he was named an artist-in-residence at Delaware State University.[1] Byrd lives in Teaneck, New Jersey.[2]
[edit]Discography

[edit]As leader
Blue Note
Off to the Races (1959)
Byrd in Hand (1959)
Fuego (1959)
Byrd in Flight (1960)
At the Half Note Cafe (1960)
Chant (1961)
The Cat Walk (1961)
Royal Flush (1961)
Free Form (1961)
A New Perspective (1963)
I’m Tryin’ to Get Home (1964)
Mustang (1966)
Blackjack (1967)
Slow Drag (1967)
The Creeper (1967)
Fancy Free (1969)
Electric Byrd (1969–70)
Kofi (1969)
Ethiopian Knights (1971)
Black Byrd (1973)
Street Lady (1973)
Stepping into Tomorrow (1974)
Places and Spaces (1975)
Caricatures (1976)
Other labels
Byrd Jazz (Transition, 1955) – also released as First Flight (Delmark)
Byrd’s Word (Savoy, 1955)
Byrd’s Eye View (Transition, 1955)
Byrd Blows on Beacon Hill (Transition, 1956)
2 Trumpets (Prestige, 1956) – with Art Farmer
The Young Bloods (Prestige, 1956) – with Phil Woods
Jazz Lab (Columbia, 1957) – with Gigi Gryce
At Newport (Verve, 1957) – with Gigi Gryce
Modern Jazz Perspective (Columbia, 1957) – with Gigi Gryce and Jackie Paris
Jazz Eyes (Regent, 1957) – with John Jenkins
Byrd in Paris (Bethlehem, 1958)
Parisian Thoroughfare (1958)
Live Au Chat Qui Peche (1958), Fresh Sound Records
Motor City Scene – with Pepper Adams (1960), Bethlehem
Up with Donald Byrd (1964), Verve
Thank You… for F.U.M.L. (Funking Up My Life) (1978), Elektra
Love Byrd (1981), Elektra
Words, Sounds, Colors and Shapes (1983) Landmark
Harlem Blues (1987), Landmark
Getting Down to Business (1989), Landmark
A City Called Heaven (1991), Landmark
Touchstone (2000)
The Transition Sessions (2002)
[edit]As sideman
1955 Kenny Clarke – Bohemia After Dark
1955 Cannonball Adderley – Discoveries
1955 Oscar Pettiford – Another One
1955 Hank Jones – Quartet-Quintet
1955 Hank Jones – Bluebird – one track only
1955 Ernie Wilkins – Top Brass
1956 George Wallington – Jazz for the Carriage Trade
1956 Jackie McLean – Lights Out!
1956 Hank Mobley – The Jazz Message of Hank Mobley
1956 Kenny Clarke – Klook’s Clique
1956 Art Blakey – The Jazz Messengers
1956 Rita Reys – The Cool Voice of Rita Reys
1956 Elmo Hope – Informal Jazz
1956 Phil Woods – Pairing Off
1956 Jackie McLean – 4, 5 and 6
1956 Gene Ammons – Jammin’ with Gene
1956 Horace Silver – Silver’s Blue
1956 Hank Mobley – Mobley’s Message
1956 Hank Mobley – Jazz Message No. 2
1956 Art Farmer – 2 Trumpets
1956 Paul Chambers – Whims of Chambers
1956 Phil Woods/Donald Byrd – The Young Bloods
1956 Horace Silver – 6 Pieces of Silver
1956 Hank Mobley – Hank Mobley Sextet
1956 Doug Watkins – Watkins at Large
1956 Sonny Rollins – Sonny Rollins, Vol. 1
1956 Kenny Burrell – All Night Long
1957 Kenny Burrell – All Day Long
1957 Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd – Jazz Lab
1957 Art Farmer/Donald Byrd/Idrees Sulieman – Three Trumpets
1957 Lou Donaldson – Wailing with Lou
1957 Jimmy Smith – A Date with Jimmy Smith Volume One
1957 Art Taylor – Taylor’s Wailers
1957 Gigi Gryce – Gigi Gryce and the Jazz Lab Quintet
1957 George Wallington – The New York Scene
1957 Various Artists – American Jazzmen Play Andre Hodeir’s Essais
1957 Kenny Burrell/Jimmy Raney – 2 Guitars
1957 Kenny Drew – This Is New (Riverside)
1957 Hank Mobley – Hank
1957 Paul Chambers – Paul Chambers Quintet
1957 The Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd Jazz Lab – At Newport – One side of LP which also features Cecil Taylor
1957 Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd – New Formulas from the Jazz Lab
1957 Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd – Modern Jazz Perspective
1957 Sonny Clark – Sonny’s Crib
1957 John Jenkins – Star Eyes
1957 Oscar Pettiford – Winner’s Circle
1957 George Wallington – Jazz at Hotchkiss
1957 Red Garland – All Mornin’ Long
1957 Red Garland – Soul Junction
1957 Red Garland – High Pressure
1957 Lou Donaldson – Lou Takes Off
1958 John Coltrane – Lush Life – one track only
1958 John Coltrane – The Believer – two tracks
1958 John Coltrane – The Last Trane – two tracks
1958 Johnny Griffin – Johnny Griffin Sextet
1958 Pepper Adams – 10 to 4 at the 5 Spot (Riverside)
1958 John Coltrane – Black Pearls
1958 Michel Legrand – Legrand Jazz
1958 Dizzy Reece – Blues in Trinity
1958 Art Blakey – Holiday for Skins
1958 Jim Timmens – Gilbert and Sullivan Revisited
1959 Mundell Lowe – TV Action Jazz!
1959 Jackie McLean – Jackie’s Bag
1959 Thelonious Monk – The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall
1959 Chris Connor – Ballads of the Sad Cafe
1959 Sonny Clark – My Conception
1959 Manny Albam/Teo Macero – Something New, Something Blue
1959 Jackie McLean – Vertigo
1959 Jackie McLean – New Soil
1959 Walter Davis Jr. – Davis Cup
1961 Pepper Adams – Out of This World
1962 Duke Pearson – Hush!
1963 Hank Mobley – No Room for Squares
1963 Hank Mobley – Straight No Filter – released 1986
1963 Hank Mobley – The Turnaround
1963 Jimmy Heath – Swamp Seed
1963 Herbie Hancock – My Point of View
1964 Dexter Gordon – One Flight Up
1964 Cal Tjader – Soul Sauce
1964 Solomon Ilori – African High Life
1964 Duke Pearson – Wahoo!
1965 Dexter Gordon – Ladybird
1965 Wes Montgomery – Goin’ Out of My Head
1967 Stanley Turrentine – A Bluish Bag
1967 Sam Rivers – Dimensions & Extensions
1967 Hank Mobley – Far Away Lands
1977 Gene Harris – Tone Tantrum
1978 Sonny Rollins – Don’t Stop the Carnival
1993 Guru – Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1
1995 Guru – Guru’s Jazzmatazz, Vol. 2: The New Reality
1995 Ahmad Jamal – Big Byrd: The Essence Part 2 — with Martin W. Mueller and Bernard Purdie

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Jam at P.Mauriat Stand with Jon Hammond at the organ and horns

Spontaneous NAMM Jam Session at P.Mauriat Saxophones and Trumpets stand with some great players – Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ with many great players including Hoai Phuong Nguyen, Alejandro Chiabrando, Juan Alzate, Keyan Williams, Tim Green, Willie Bradley, Jason Palmer, Eddie Baccus Jr., Adam MacBlane – sorry if I missed anybody folks! JH – Special thanks to Alex Mingmann Hsieh, Agnieszka Obrebska – P.Mauriat, Jim Wischmeyer Bag End Speakers http://bagend.com
Hammond Suzuki USA and the very kind NAMM Sound Police – see you next year 2014 NAMM and Frankfurt Musikmesse – JH
http://www.HammondCast.com
P.Mauriat http://www.pmauriatmusic.com

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMJamatP.MauriatStandwithJonHammondattheorganandhorns

Yao Shake (謝瑤) and Jon Hammond

Hoai Phuong Nguyen (Hoai Phuong)and Jon Hammond

Youtube http://youtu.be/0C9HEsN5JGc

Saxsbigfan 14 hours ago
wow… so excellent performance !!  Go! Go! Go! Go for the sound!
Reply ·

Tsai Susan 14 hours ago
It was so exciting to see your play at the NAMM with P Mauriat artists. The live performance was thrilled and joyful. Thank you, Jon. Without you, the NAMM would be less fun!
Reply ·

A MH 14 hours ago
Definitely, Jon deserves to have a big hugs and applauses…,whatsoever..
Jon’s LIVE performance at PM’s booth before ending NAMM ,which has been sparked a great highlights and memories to everybody, although ,it’s only a whirlwind of 30 minutes jam sessions, but that’s one of our historic treasure ,also to NAMM.
We feel proudly to say “thanks you, Jon! those music makes people crazy and joyful time until the last minutes at NAMM, Jan. 27.2013
Go for the sound!! see you in 2014
Reply ·

A MH 14 hours ago
Definitely, Jon deserves to have a big hugs and applauses…,whatsoever..
Jon’s LIVE performance at PM’s booth before ending NAMM ,which has been sparked a great highlights and memories to everybody, although ,it’s only a whirlwind of 30 minutes jam sessions, but that’s one of our historic treasure ,also to NAMM.
We feel proudly to say “thanks you, Jon! those music makes people crazy and joyful time until the last minutes at NAMM, Jan. 27.2013
Go for the sound!!
Reply ·

Tsai Susan 14 hours ago
I was so excited to see your play at the NAMM with P Mauriat artists. It was live and thrilled. Thank you, Jon. Without you, the NAMM will be less fun!

Agnieszka Obrebska Thank you Jon. It was an amazing pleasure for all of us from PM and our visitors and artists to host you and listen to your music at P. Mauriat booth. Hope you had a good time with us as well! Take care and see you soon somewhere around the world!

Hoai Phuong Nguyen Oh Thank you Jon Hammond so much for tagging me this video. I had a great time. Can’t wait till next time to play with you again.

Alex Mingmann Hsieh Jon Hammond is NAMM’s treasure, let us go ahead to celebrate big year with big show in the upcoming FMS, 2013
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Hoai Phuong Nguyen Thank you Mr. Hsieh for letting us try those saxophones out.
14 hours ago ·

Alex Mingmann Hsieh you are most welcome!! go for the sound!!see you at NAMM,2014

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