Archive for November, 2014

Thing in C minor in Louisville KY Jon Hammond Band & photo coverage last night The Whispers & Lenny Williams at The Paramount

November 30, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Thing in C minor in Louisville KY Jon Hammond Band

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/ThingInCMinorInLouisvilleKYJonHammondBand

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=944724635556334

Youtube http://youtu.be/bTuhYNlDrTQ

Jon Hammond Band in Louisville Kentucky “Thing in C minor” by Jon Hammond with Ronnie Smith drums, Jon Hammond at the organ & bass, Alex Budman tenor saxophone, John Bishop guitar ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP

http://www.HammondCast.com/ — with Alex Budman, Jon Hammond and John Bishop in Louisville, Kentucky.

Outstanding show at Paramount Theatre of the Arts – The Whispers and Lenny Williams opening the show, Jon Hammond on the scene – here’s some of my photos

Lenny Williams http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenny_Williams

Leonard Charles “Lenny” Williams (born February 16, 1945)[1] is an American singer known for his work in the R&B and soul music genres. During the 1970s, he was the lead vocalist for Tower of Power. As a soloist, he made several hit recordings, including 1977’s “Choosing You” and 1978’s “Cause I Love You”.
Williams was born in Little Rock, Arkansas and later moved to Oakland, California, at a young age. Learning to play the trumpet in elementary school fueled his interest in music; his skills as a vocalist were first nurtured by singing in gospel choirs and groups around the Bay Area. He worked with several notable artists, such as Sly Stone, Andraé Crouch, Billy Preston and members of the Hawkins family, Edwin, Walter and Tramaine.
After winning several local talent contests, Williams signed his first recording contract with Fantasy Records. He cut two singles for the label, including “Lisa’s Gone” and “Feelin Blue”, written by John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival. In 1972, Williams joined the emerging funk band Tower of Power. A string of hits followed, including “So Very Hard To Go”, “Don’t Change Horses (In The Middle Of The Stream)” and “Luvin You”, written by Williams and Johnny “Guitar” Watson. During his two years with the group, Williams participated in three albums: Back To Oakland, Urban Renewal and the gold LP Tower Of Power. Williams and Tower of Power toured throughout the United States, Europe and Asia…

The City Attorney of Oakland read an official Proclamation declaring November 29th 2014 “The Whispers Day” City of Oakland CA

The Whispers http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Whispers

The Whispers is a group from Los Angeles, California, with a consistent track record of hit records dating back to the late 1960s. The Whispers were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2003,[1] and were winners of the Rhythm and Blues Foundation’s prestigious Pioneer Award in 2008.[2] By popular vote, the group was inducted into The SoulMusic Hall Of Fame at SoulMusic.com in December 2012.

“It’s a Love Thing” aka “It’s a Love Thang”

The Whispers formed in 1964 in Watts, California. The original members included twin brothers, Wallace “Scotty” and Walter Scott, along with Gordy Harmon, Marcus Hutson and Nicholas Caldwell. After Harmon injured his larynx in a driving accident in 1973, he was replaced by former Friends of Distinction member Leaveil Degree. Scotty Scott’s fluid, melodic voice is featured on virtually all of their hits.

The group scored many hits on the R&B and Billboard Hot 100 charts throughout the 1970s and 1980s, and they hit #1 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart in 1980 with “And the Beat Goes On / “Can You Do the Boogie” / “Out the Box”. In 1987, they enjoyed a brief tenure in the Top 40 when “Rock Steady” became their first Top 10 success on the Hot 100, reaching #7, while also capturing the #1 spot on the R&B chart.

After a series of singles on Los Angeles label, Dore, the group signed to a small LA label, Soul Clock, run by producer Ron Carson, who was responsible for their breakthrough hit, “Seems Like I Got To Do Wrong” in 1970. Moving to the larger New York-based Janus label, they continued to be produced by Carson, before he sold all of his recordings to Janus with the group then recording mainly in Philadelphia in the mid ’70s. Since that period, most of their studio work has been done in Los Angeles. Their most successful period was in the 1980s with SOLAR Records (Sound Of Los Angeles Records), which was operated by their manager at the time, Dick Griffey. The Whispers later established their own production company, Satin Tie Productions, through which they released their independent 2006 album “For Your Ears Only.”

The group opened Game 2 of the 1989 World Series at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum with their rendition of the National Anthem.

Marcus Hutson left the group in 1992 due to prostate cancer. According to the Whispers’ website, when Hutson died of it in 2000, they vowed to never replace him, and now perform as a quartet.

Jerry McNeil resigned his position as keyboardist in the latter part of 1993 in order to spend more time with his family. In 2014 The Whispers was inducted into The Official R&B Music Hall of Fame.

The Philadelphia soul songwriter team Allan Felder, Norman Harris, Bunny Sigler, and Ronnie Baker provided several of The Whispers’ songs including “A Mother for My Children” and “Bingo”.

The Whispers group members[edit]
Wallace “Scotty” Scott (born September 23, 1943, Fort Worth, Texas)
Walter Scott (born September 23, 1943, Fort Worth, Texas)
Marcus Hutson (born January 8, 1943, St Louis, Missouri, died 2000)
Nicholas Caldwell (born April 5, 1944, Loma Linda, California)
Leaveil Degree (born July 31, 1948, New Orleans, Louisiana)
Gordy Harmon The fifth original member of The Whispers, who had to leave the group after being with them for almost a decade, due to injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was replaced by Leaveil Degree.[4]
The Whispers band members[edit]
Grady Wilkins — musical director, vocals, keyboards
Emilio Conesa — guitar
John Valentino — saxophone
Jamie Brewer — bass
Melvin Coleman — bass
Dewayne Sweet — keyboards
Magic Mendez — keyboards
Reggie Rugley — keyboards, programming
Dante Roberson — drums

http://www.jonhammondband.com/blog.html — with Dante M. Roberson and Reggie Rugley at Paramount Theatre of the Arts.

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2bavxk_jon-hammond-group-in-louisville-kentucky-cosmo-lane_music

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1193019

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTuhYNlDrTQ

NuMuBu Jon Hammond http://www.numubu.com/153010-profile-jon-hammond.html

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/113206207

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/TommyDenanderJamBandWithLastHitsWithRickyLawson

Youtube http://youtu.be/S4fht3jrT5s

Frankfurt Germany — Tommy Denander Jam Band with the late great drummer Ricky Lawson paying tribute to Jimi Hendrix on the Agora Stage at Frankfurt musikmesse – from organist Jon Hammond



http://www.HammondCast.com/ — with Tommy Denander

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/GetBackInTheGrooveJonHammondBand

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=940444542651010

Youtube http://youtu.be/eKZ8vQGJq8Y

Jon Hammond’s composition “Get Back in The Groove” very special performance Jon Hammond Band in Jazzkeller Frankfurt Jon’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party with many close friends in attendance – Tony Lakatos on tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, special guest Lee Oskar harmonica, Jon Hammond organ / bass

http://www.HammondCast.com/
Special thanks Pmauriat Albest PMauriat Saxophones, TecAmp TecAmp – Bass Player’s Gear — with Joe Berger, Tony Lakatos, Jon Hammond, Lee Oskar, Giovanni Totò Gulino, Pmauriat Albest, P.Mauriat Saxophones and Lee Oskar at Jazzkeller.

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1190341

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2asgsa_get-back-in-the-groove-jon-hammond-band_music

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/ReturnOfTheStudentJonHammondVisitWithTonyGermainHD1080p

Jon Hammond visit with his piano teacher Tony Germain:
“So good to see my piano teacher main man Tony Germain 40 years later from the first day we met on Scheduling Day 1973, looking good Tony! Greatest piano and Hammond organ teacher folks!

Tony taught so many players well and created the organ department (long story!) Chairing the PIano Department, (he has a nice chair in his office and superb Steinway Grand Piano) – if you are lucky enough to be a student at Berklee and get to study with Tony Germain, then you are living under the lucky star – Tony is the Man!! Thanks for everything you showed me Tony, straightened me out big time” – Jon Hammond
*Return of the Student –

Here I am with my Piano Teacher main man Tony Germain 40 years to the day later from the first time we sat down together folks – interview coming soon, many thanks Tony! Jon Hammond
http://www.berklee.edu/people/tony-germain
Position: Assistant Chair
Department: Piano

Tony’s Steinway Grand Piano

“I think I might have been one of Berklee’s first graduates with what today is called the performance major in piano. So as assistant chair, I have a vested interest in making sure we’re still preparing piano, keyboard, and organ students, without being in any way style prejudiced. I also took the position to have a little bit more involvement with the curriculum—to see what I could personally add or help create.”

“When I went to Berklee, Ted Pease, Phil Wilson, and Mike Rendish were my role models and my teachers. They set the standard for what I’d become and how I would teach. They were all very good to me, and I could see how much they loved it. Here at Berklee, I’m giving back to something that has given me everything. I often describe Berklee as a musical Fantasy Island. I just don’t know where else I’d be happy.”

“Prior to becoming assistant chair of the Piano Department, I taught pretty much everything across the board for 33 years: harmony, ear training, arranging, ensembles. I created the Harmonic Ear Training course and taught it from about 1978 until I became assistant chair. I’m equally in love with private and classroom teaching, and have done it all my adult life. I probably get more out of it than my students do. But hopefully I inspire students to further their interests in whichever style of performance they desire—it’s my job to prepare them for the long haul. I still teach Survey of Piano Styles: History of Jazz Piano. I didn’t want to give it up. And I didn’t want to not teach entirely, because you lose touch if you’re out of the classroom.”

Funk Jam, C minor, Louisville KY, Oakland CA, Jon Hammond, The Whispers, Lenny Williams, Paramount Theatre, Soul Music, Hammond Organ, Musicians Union, Local 802

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Tommy Denander Jam Band With Last Hits With Ricky Lawson

November 29, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Tommy Denander Jam Band With Last Hits With Ricky Lawson

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/TommyDenanderJamBandWithLastHitsWithRickyLawson

Youtube http://youtu.be/S4fht3jrT5s

Frankfurt Germany — Tommy Denander Jam Band with the late great drummer Ricky Lawson paying tribute to Jimi Hendrix on the Agora Stage at Frankfurt musikmesse – from organist Jon Hammond



http://www.HammondCast.com/ — with Tommy Denander

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/GetBackInTheGrooveJonHammondBand

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=940444542651010

Youtube http://youtu.be/eKZ8vQGJq8Y

Jon Hammond’s composition “Get Back in The Groove” very special performance Jon Hammond Band in Jazzkeller Frankfurt Jon’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party with many close friends in attendance – Tony Lakatos on tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, special guest Lee Oskar harmonica, Jon Hammond organ / bass

http://www.HammondCast.com/
Special thanks Pmauriat Albest PMauriat Saxophones, TecAmp TecAmp – Bass Player’s Gear — with Joe Berger, Tony Lakatos, Jon Hammond, Lee Oskar, Giovanni Totò Gulino, Pmauriat Albest, P.Mauriat Saxophones and Lee Oskar at Jazzkeller.

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1190341

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2asgsa_get-back-in-the-groove-jon-hammond-band_music

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/ReturnOfTheStudentJonHammondVisitWithTonyGermainHD1080p

Jon Hammond visit with his piano teacher Tony Germain:
“So good to see my piano teacher main man Tony Germain 40 years later from the first day we met on Scheduling Day 1973, looking good Tony! Greatest piano and Hammond organ teacher folks!

Tony taught so many players well and created the organ department (long story!) Chairing the PIano Department, (he has a nice chair in his office and superb Steinway Grand Piano) – if you are lucky enough to be a student at Berklee and get to study with Tony Germain, then you are living under the lucky star – Tony is the Man!! Thanks for everything you showed me Tony, straightened me out big time” – Jon Hammond
*Return of the Student –

Here I am with my Piano Teacher main man Tony Germain 40 years to the day later from the first time we sat down together folks – interview coming soon, many thanks Tony! Jon Hammond
http://www.berklee.edu/people/tony-germain
Position: Assistant Chair
Department: Piano

Tony’s Steinway Grand Piano

“I think I might have been one of Berklee’s first graduates with what today is called the performance major in piano. So as assistant chair, I have a vested interest in making sure we’re still preparing piano, keyboard, and organ students, without being in any way style prejudiced. I also took the position to have a little bit more involvement with the curriculum—to see what I could personally add or help create.”

“When I went to Berklee, Ted Pease, Phil Wilson, and Mike Rendish were my role models and my teachers. They set the standard for what I’d become and how I would teach. They were all very good to me, and I could see how much they loved it. Here at Berklee, I’m giving back to something that has given me everything. I often describe Berklee as a musical Fantasy Island. I just don’t know where else I’d be happy.”

“Prior to becoming assistant chair of the Piano Department, I taught pretty much everything across the board for 33 years: harmony, ear training, arranging, ensembles. I created the Harmonic Ear Training course and taught it from about 1978 until I became assistant chair. I’m equally in love with private and classroom teaching, and have done it all my adult life. I probably get more out of it than my students do. But hopefully I inspire students to further their interests in whichever style of performance they desire—it’s my job to prepare them for the long haul. I still teach Survey of Piano Styles: History of Jazz Piano. I didn’t want to give it up. And I didn’t want to not teach entirely, because you lose touch if you’re out of the classroom.”

Career Highlights
B.M., Berklee College of Music
Performances with Judy Garland, Herb Pomeroy, Joe Hunt, and Dick Johnson
Musical director, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well, Charles Playhouse
Pianist and keyboardist with jazz and commercial groups
Recordings include Forces with Jerry Tachoir; Risa’s Waltz with Danny Harrington; Until Further Notice with Steve Rochinski; Sasha Sings Dinah, A Tribute to the Queen, Dinah Washington with Sasha Daltonn; Happy Talk with Christine Fawson; At Last with Kimberly Keating; Read Between the Lines with Jan Shapiro; Live at the Firehouse with Danny Harrington; The Berklee Great American Songbook series; and for Acuff-Rose, Nashville
Published articles in Keyboard and Berklee Today magazines
Professional performing and recording artist
Television and radio experience, including Community Auditions/ Dave Maynard Talent Showcase, WBZ, Channel 4, Boston; Jack Harris Show, Detroit; Nick Clooney Show, Cincinnati; Music America, WGBH Radio, Boston; and Grand Ole Opry, Nashville
Performer and clinician, Berklee on the Road programs in Umbria, Puerto Rico, and Los Angeles
Leadership
Stephany Tiernan
Chair
Tony Germain
Assistant Chair — at Berklee College of Music
http://www.HammondCast.com/
— at Berklee College of Music

Youtube http://youtu.be/TppXGPzVaK8

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/AusterBluesAndJazzJHBandWithNDRHorns

Eimsbüttel – Hamburg — Auster Blues and Jazz in Auster Bar, special evening Jon Hammond Band with NDR Horns swinging the house with spirited solos all around: Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ and Heinz Lichius the drummer – special thanks to Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera (also a fine drummer) and all the Hamburg people who came to this party session, Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt – support from Musik Rotthoff, Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars, Jon Hammond the Sk1 Hammond manufactured by Suzuki Musical Instruments http://www.HammondCast.com

Youtube http://youtu.be/q4_lNnwzxrU

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105232953

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167435

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=893232684038863

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x258ktf_auster-blues-and-jazz-jh-band-with-ndr-horns_music

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/AusterJazzHeadPhoneNDRHornsFunkyHeinz

Jon Hammond Band L to R: Joe Berger, Michael Leuschner, Heinz Lichius, Lutz Büchner, Jon Hammond, Fiete Felsch

Youtube http://youtu.be/5pvfVZhXaoc

Auster Jazz Head Phone NDR Horns Funky Heinz – 3 + 3

Jon Hammond Band Live in Auster Bar Hamburg with funky Heinz Lichius drums, NDR Horns: Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor sax, Fiete Felsch alto sax, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass – http://www.HammondCast.com/ Note: Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars – Jon Hammond – Hammond organ made by Suzuki Musical Instruments – special thanks to our friend and excellent drummer Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera! & Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105020455

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167042

Jam Band, Tommy Denander, Ricky Lawson, Frankfurt, musikmesse, Warm Up Party, Get Back in The Groove, Jon Hammond, Soul Music, Hammond Organ, Sk1

Jon Hammond Group In Louisville Kentucky Cosmo Lane

November 28, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond Group In Louisville Kentucky Cosmo Lane

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondGroupInLouisvilleKentuckyCosmoLane

Youtube http://youtu.be/opXHVLH3Q-U

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1192721

One night only Jon Hammond Organ Group in Louisville Kentucky – “Cosmo Lane” by Jon Hammond: Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Ronnie Smith drums, John Bishop guitar, Jon Hammond organ ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP – from the Hammond’s Bolero album

http://www.HammondCast.com/ — with Jon Hammond Organ Group

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2bavxk_jon-hammond-group-in-louisville-kentucky-cosmo-lane_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=944057908956340

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/113099921

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/ImprovedAudioUndergroundFrankfurtJonHammondBandIntimBarLissania1

Jon Hammond Band circa 1992 Underground Frankfurt Scene Night Shows in Europa Intim Bar and Lissania in Frankfurt’s Red Light District during musikmesse.

Original Funk tunes “Pocket Funk” and “Nu Funk” aka “Hip Hop Chitlins” Note: sadly funky drummer James Preston has passed, long-time drummer in various formations of Jon Hammond Band, Sons of Champlin, Cold Blood with Lydia Pense, RIP Jimmy – Al Allen Wittig tenor saxophone, Barry Finnerty guitar, Jon Hammond organ, funky James Preston drums – special thanks to Joe Berger Hans Romanov Europa INTIM Bar ElbeStrasse 34, 60329 Frankfurt and Stefan Hantel aka Shantel Lissania on the Kaiserstrasse

Youtube http://youtu.be/3wjgB0moazk

– as seen on cable access show The Jon Hammond Show now in 31st year – all music ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP http://www.HammondCast.com/ — with James Preston and Jon Hammond at KiezPraline

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1188407

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2a7z74_underground-frankfurt-jon-hammond-band-intim-bar-lissania_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=936450226383775

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondAndFriendsJazzSpotSwing

Youtube http://youtu.be/x6a8MHYESqc

Jon Hammond and Friends drop in to Taipei night spot JAZZ SPOT SWING organ lounge,

Jon at Mr. Nobuki Kuwahara’s Hammond Sk2 organ with house musicians – Kenichi Toyoda piano

– special thanks to Nico, Shannon, Letitia – Superlux Taiwan,

P. Mauriat Europe Pmauriat Albest Team!

http://www.HammondCast.com/ – Jazz Spot Swing

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/110027287

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1182889

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=924772564218208

James Oscar Smith aka Jimmy Smith photos by Jon Hammond
Taken in Long Beach, California
Long Beach CA — James Oscar Smith aka Jimmy Smith photos by Jon Hammond one month before he passed away, just after receiving the prestigious NEA Jazz Master Award.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Smith_(musician)
James Oscar “Jimmy” Smith (December 8, 1925[1] or 1928[2] – February 8, 2005)[1][2] was an American jazz musician who achieved the rare distinction of releasing a series of instrumental jazz albums that often charted on Billboard. Smith helped popularize the Hammond B-3 electric organ, creating an indelible link between sixties soul and jazz improvisation.

In 2005, Smith was awarded the NEA Jazz Masters Award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the highest honor that the United States bestows upon jazz musicians.
Also known as The Incredible Jimmy Smith
Born December 8, 1925
Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died February 8, 2005 (aged 79)
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Genres Hard bop
Mainstream jazz
Jazz-funk
Jazz fusion
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Hammond B-3 electric organ

Smith’s birth year is of some confusion, with various sources citing either 1925 or 1928. Born James Oscar Smith in Norristown, Pennsylvania, at the age of six he joined his father doing a song-and-dance routine in clubs. He began teaching himself to play the piano. When he was nine, Smith won a Philadelphia radio talent contest as a boogie-woogie pianist.[5] After a stint in the navy, he began furthering his musical education in 1948, with a year at Royal Hamilton College of Music, then the Leo Ornstein School of Music in Philadelphia in 1949. He began exploring the Hammond organ in 1951. From 1951 to 1954 he played piano, then organ in Philly R&B bands like Don Gardner and the Sonotones. He switched to organ permanently in 1954 after hearing Wild Bill Davis.
He purchased his first Hammond organ, rented a warehouse to practice in and emerged after little more than a year. Upon hearing him playing in a Philadelphia club, Blue Note’s Alfred Lion immediately signed him to the label and his second album, The Champ, quickly established Smith as a new star on the jazz scene. He was a prolific recording artist and, as a leader, dubbed The Incredible Jimmy Smith, he recorded around forty sessions for Blue Note in just eight years beginning in 1956. Albums from this period include The Sermon!, House Party, Home Cookin’, Midnight Special, Back at the Chicken Shack and Prayer Meetin’.

Smith signed to the Verve label in 1962. His first album, Bashin’, sold well and for the first time set Smith with a big band, led by Oliver Nelson. Further big band collaborations followed, most successfully with Lalo Schifrin for The Cat and guitarist Wes Montgomery, with whom he recorded two albums: The Dynamic Duo and Further Adventures Of Jimmy and Wes. Other notable albums from this period include Blue Bash and Organ Grinder Swing with Kenny Burrell, The Boss with George Benson, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Got My Mojo Working, and Root Down.

During the 1950s and 1960s, Smith recorded with some of the great jazz musicians of the day such as Kenny Burrell, George Benson, Grant Green, Stanley Turrentine, Lee Morgan, Lou Donaldson, Tina Brooks, Jackie McLean, Grady Tate and Donald Bailey.

The Jimmy Smith Trio performed “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” and “The Sermon” in the 1964 film Get Yourself a College Girl.

In the 1970s, Smith opened his own supper club in Los Angeles, California, and played there regularly with guitarist Paul C Saenz, Kenny Dixon on drums, Herman Riley and John F. Phillips on saxophone; also included in the band was harmonica/flute player Stanley Behrens. The 1972 album Root Down, considered a seminal influence on later generations of funk and hip-hop musicians, was recorded live at the club, albeit with a different group of backing musicians…

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LateRentJonHammondThemeSong2014

Jon Hammond theme song Late Rent on the occasion of 28th annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt and Jon’s birthday

with Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ – Late Rent is the theme song for Jon’s long-running cable TV show in New York City The Jon Hammond Show and HammondCast radio program http://www.HammondCast.com – special thanks to Frank Poehl for operating the camera – Jon Hammond Band

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LateRentJonHammondThemeSong2014

Good time in The Garden Court At The Palace Hotel today, thank you long-time server Maggie and F&B Team!
Jon Hammond

http://hammondcast.wordpress.com/
Palace Hotel 2 New Montgomery Street · San Francisco, CA
See’s Candies Stage Shoreline Amphitheatre Jon Hammond & The Late Rent Session Men
November 11, 2014
*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: See’s Candies Stage Shoreline Amphitheatre Jon Hammond & The Late Rent Session Men

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/SeesCandiesStageShorelineAmphitheatreJonHammondTheLateRentSessionMen
Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men concert on See’s Candies Stage Shoreline Amphitheatre At Mountain View Amphitheater show for Bill Graham Presents
Jon Hammond Band Funk Unit coming up at Winter NAMM Show folks http://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2015/concerts-performances/jon-hammond-funk-unit — at The Garden Court At The Palace Hote

Jon Hammond theme song Late Rent on the occasion of 28th annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt and Jon’s birthday

with Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ – Late Rent is the theme song for Jon’s long-running cable TV show in New York City The Jon Hammond Show and HammondCast radio program http://www.HammondCast.com – special thanks to Frank Poehl for operating the camera – Jon Hammond Band

Youtube http://youtu.be/5shPL3IOYlU

NuMuBu http://www.numubu.com/153010-videos.html?VIDEO_ID=23971

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1117717

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/91332204

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1mn3pb_late-rent-jon-hammond-theme-song-2014_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=806846682677464

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/late-rent-jon-hammond-theme-song-2014-6818982

“The FINGERS…are the SINGERS!”
Musikmesse “Warm Up Party”
Jon Hammond & Band

Jon Hammond (aus New York City) – organ
Joe Berger – guitar
Peter Klohmann – saxophone
Giovanni Gulino – drums

Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ “Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!”
The Jon Hammond Show is a funky swinging instrumental revue, featuring top international soloists. The show has universal appeal. Big Hammond orgel sound – 100% organic

Jon Hammond in P.Mauriat Pmauriat Albest Pro Shop Taipei Taiwan

Journal Frankfurt article by Detlef Kinsler

LINK: http://journal-frankfurt.de/funkyjazz

Kultur

MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Nomen est omen. Der Mann heißt Hammond und spielt eine Hammond. Der Organist aus New York freut sich auf Frankfurt und lädt zur Musikmesse Warm Up Party am 9.4. in den Jazzkeller ein.
JOURNAL FRANKFURT: Was war für Sie zuerst da – die Frankfurter Musikmesse oder Auftritte im Jazzkeller?
Jon Hammond: Die Musikmesse. Ich kam 1987 zum ersten Mal nach Frankfurt, zusammen mit Joe Berger, der auf der Messe für Engl Amplifiers spielte. Wir flogen mit der Lufthansa ein und teilten uns ein Zimmer im berühmten Prinz Otto Hotel am Hauptbahnhof. Schon in der ersten Nacht stellte mir Joe den großen John Entwistle, den Bassisten von The Who vor. Es wurde eine lange Nacht, in der wir Cognac tranken und Erdnüsse knabberten in eiern Suite des Marriott Hotels. Ich habe Joe bei einer Session mit John und Ringo Starrs Sohn Zak Starkey im Dorian Grey Club gefilmt bei einer Soundcheck Party. In den ersten paar Jahren spielte ich nicht oft live weil ich noch keine transportierbare Hammond Orgel hatte vor 1991 als ich den Prototyp einer XB-2 Hammond Orgel bekam mit der ich dann um die Welt reiste. Hauptsächliche dokumenierte ich aber die Messe für meine Cable TV Show in New York, die inzwischen im 29. Jahr als The Jon Hammond Show — Music, Travel and Soft News präsentiert. Die harten Nachrichten überlasse ich CNN und den großen Networks (lacht). Vom ersten Jahr an fühlten wir uns der Musikmesse eng verbunden, haben seitdem eine tolle Zeit hier, kommen jedes Jahr wieder bis wir kleine, alte Männer sind.

Das Jazzkeller-Konzert am Vorabend der Musikmesse ist zu einer netten Tradition geworden – wie kam es dazu, was bedeutet es Ihnen und wir werden Sie dieses Jahr diesen Abend im Jazzkeller zelebrieren?
Ab 1991 lernte ich mehr und mehr Musikmesse-Menschen kennen und die mich und auch einiges von meiner Musik. Einige von ihnen ermunterten mich, doch auch für Auftritte nach Deutschland zu kommen weil es hier doch ein Interesse an Hammond-Orgel-Groove-Music gab. Mit der schon erwähnten, kleinen, kompakten aber sehr kraftvollen Orgel war das alles möglich. Zudem machte ich in New York gerade eine schwere Zeit durch, mein Vater war gestorben und ich hatte das Gefühl, einige Veränderungen könnten meinem Leben gut tun. Also kam ich nach Frankfurt mit meiner XB-2, allerdings mit einem Rückflugticket falls etwas schief gehen würde. Ich rief viele Musiker an, ließ sie wissen, ich bin jetzt da, lasst uns zusammen spielen. Das war für mich der Anfang einer langen, sehr speziellen Beziehung, vor allem zum Frankfurter Publikum nach ersten kleinen erfolgen im Jazzkeller und einer kurzen Auftritt im Hessen Report im Fernsehen. Beatrix Rief verdanke ich dieses “lucky light on me”, eine tolle Erfahrung. Seitdem nenne ich Frankfurt “My Good Luck City” und im Jazzkeller begann auch alles für mich als Musiker. Deshalb liegt mir der Club auch so nah am Herzen, deshalb hatte ich auch die Idee, meine “Musikmesse Warm Up Party” dort zu realisieren, immer in der Nacht bevor die Messe startet was zu einer schönen Tradition wurde. Im ersten Jahr, in dem ich dann auch ein wenig Sponsoring von Philip Morris bekam, konnte ich damit einige Flugtickets für befreundete Musik bezahlen. Darüber war ich sehr glücklich. Dabei rauche ich selbst gar nicht.

Wie würden Sie Ihr persönliches Verhältnis zu Deutschland und Frankfurt beschrieben?
Lassen Sie es mich so sagen: ich liebe Frankfurt und die Frankfurter waren immer gut zu mir in all den Jahren. Ich könnte ein ganzes Buch über die Zeit schreiben, in der ich in Bornheim wohnte und Nacht für Nacht in der alten Jazzkneipe in der Berliner Straße auftrat. Das war der Treffpunkt, wo auch die Musiker der HR Bigband hinkamen und es gab eine generöse Chefin in der kleinen Kneipe. Auch Regine Dobberschütz und Eugen Hahn im Jazzkeller waren wahre Jazzengel für mich, die mir so vieles ermöglichten in der Zeit. Wir konnten auch in den Studios von AFN Radio spielen, waren die einzigen Musiker, die das – mit einer Sondergenehmigung des US Militärs – durften. Für ein wenig Promotion für die Musikmesse. Wir nannten das Programm für die AFN “Profile TV “-Show “Sound Police”. Wir hatten viel Spaß. Kein Wunder also, dass ich Frankfurt als my home away from home begreife und ich mich jedes Mal wieder freue zur Musikmesse zu reisen, in diesem Jahr übrigens zum 27. Mal in Folge. Und ich bin diesmal besonders aufgeregt, heim nach Frankfurt zu kommen weil ich gerade 60 Jahre alt geworden bin.

Wer wird in diesem Jahr zum Gelingen des Konzertes mit teils komponierter, teils improvisierter Musik, so nehme ich an, beitragen und was für einen Sound wird die Band präsentieren?
Ich habe etwa 90% der Kompositionen geschrieben, die wir spielen werden. Es ist die Musik, die man auch in meiner New Yorker TV-Show hören kann und die mich mehrmals um die Welt getragen hat. Meinen Stil nenne ich “Swinging Funky Jazz and Blues” und featurert die ganz wunderbaren Solisten in meine Band: Tony Lakatos, den großen ungarischen Tenorsaxophonisten, der auch Mitglied in der hr Bigband ist, dann meinen alten Freund Giovanni Gulino, diesen tollen Schlagzeuger, der schon für fast alle Großen der Szene getrommelt hat. Ich liebe diese Jungs. Als Gitarrist ist mein alten Freund und Kollege Joe Berger dabei, den man auch als The Berger-Meister kennt. Auf diese Formation bin ich wirklich stolz.

Werden Sie im Jazzkeller wieder eine Hammond Orgel spielen?
Ja, sicher, das neueste Modell, eine Sk1, die exakt so klingt wie die legendäre B3. Ich liebe sie. Und sie wiegt nur noch sieben Kilo (Anm. des Autors: Das Original, ein echtes Möbel mit viel Holz, mussten immer zwei Menschen mit viel Muskelkraft die Treppen rauf und runter hieven), ein deutliches Indiz, dass wir in der Zukunft angekommen sind. Da stecken viele Jahre Forschung und Entwicklung drin, auch Bühnenerprobungen. Ich ziehe den Hut vor den Ingenieuren von Suzuki, ein unverwüstliches Instrument erschaffen zu haben. Und das unterziehe ich jetzt einen echten Härttest (lacht). — Interview: Detlef Kinsler

P.Mauriat Action Blues With Jon Hammond Pmauriat / Albest Music

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/P.MauriatActionBluesWithJonHammond

(Higher Quality) P.Mauriat HQ / Pmauriat Albest action with Jon Hammond Blues All Afternoon at The NAMM Show with P.Mauriat Artists and guests Arno Haas, Hailey Niswanger, James Carter, Joshua Quinlan, Juan Alzate, Ryan Montano – Jon Hammond at the Sk1 organ http://www.HammondCast.com/

Louisville Kentucky, ASCAP Composer, Jon Hammond, CNN iReport, MNN TV, Channel 1, Cosmo Lane, Funky Jazz, Organ combo, Local 802, Musicians Union

Spiceyball Late Rent Moscow

November 26, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Spiceyball Late Rent Moscow

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/SpiceyballLateRentMoscow

Jon Hammond NuMuBu Video http://www.numubu.com/153010-videos.html?VIDEO_ID=28814

Youtube http://youtu.be/Hd5xgF1h98s

Jon Hammond Trio with Igor Butman and Eduard Zizak in Moscow – Jon’s first time in Moscow playing Jon’s composition Late Rent – Jon mispronounced Спасибо! as Spiceyball! Spiceyball Late Rent – Igor Butman tenor saxophone, Ed Zizak drums, Jon Hammond organ http://www.HammondCast.com/ – as seen on The Jon Hammond Show MNN TV Channel 1 ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP

– Jon Hammond Band / Jon Hammond Organ Group – Special thanks Marat Garipov and Faina Cobham — with Eduard Zizak and Jon Hammond in Moscow, Russia.

Daillymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2b4tgr_spiceyball-late-rent-moscow_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=943004472395017

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/112935747

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1192107

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JazzkellerMusikmesseWarmUpPartySpecialGuestLeeOskar

Youtube http://youtu.be/mlb7DV5MbII

Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt – Jon’s special guest on the Jon Hammond Band: Lee Oskar. The Musicians: Tony Lakatos – tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino – drums, Joe Berger – guitar, Lee Oskar – harmonica, Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ – special thanks to Alex P. Mauriat HQ Pmauriat Albest Saxophones and Thomas Eich TecAmp – Bass Player’s Gear powering Jon’s organ – Suzuki Musical Instruments <a

href=”http://www.HammondCast.com/”>http://www.HammondCast.com/ — with Tony Lakatos, Jon Hammond, Joe Berger, Giovanni Totò Gulino, Lee Oskar and Pmauriat Albest at Jazzkeller.

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1189715

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=939124982782966

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/P.MauriatNAMMSessionJonHammondWithPmauriatArtists

Youtube http://youtu.be/elTx7Dy-F-k

P.Mauriat NAMM Session as seen in DownBeat Magazine Magazine’s “Best of NAMM” article, oldest jazz magazine in USA – Jon Hammond at the organ with Pmauriat Albest artists and guest players joining in – great way to end 4 day NAMM Show!
http://pmauriatmusic.com/us/news/4-events-news/257-p-mauriat-booth-in-qbest-of-the-namm-showq-2013-feature-article-of-downbeat-magazine
Thanks to P Mauriat International Team, players Alejandro Chiabrando, Tim Green, Jason Palmer, Greg Osby, Juan Alzate and all the cats – also Bag End Speakers amplification –

this session appears on Jon Hammond Show MNN TV http://www.HammondCast.com/ – Anaheim California The NAMM Show — with Pmauriat Albest
P. Mauriat Musical Instruments
Musical Instrument
Tim Green
PMauriat Saxophones
Greg Osby
Jason Palmer
Alejandro Chiabrando

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1188946

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2afjox_p-mauriat-namm-session-jon-hammond-with-pmauriat-artists_music

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/112036992

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=937701906258607

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondAndFriendsJazzSpotSwing

Youtube http://youtu.be/x6a8MHYESqc

Jon Hammond and Friends drop in to Taipei night spot JAZZ SPOT SWING organ lounge,

Jon at Mr. Nobuki Kuwahara’s Hammond Sk2 organ with house musicians – Kenichi Toyoda piano

– special thanks to Nico, Shannon, Letitia – Superlux Taiwan,

P. Mauriat Europe Pmauriat Albest Team!

http://www.HammondCast.com/ – Jazz Spot Swing

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/110027287

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1182889

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=924772564218208

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LateRentJonHammondThemeSong2014

Jon Hammond theme song Late Rent on the occasion of 28th annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt and Jon’s birthday

with Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ – Late Rent is the theme song for Jon’s long-running cable TV show in New York City The Jon Hammond Show and HammondCast radio program http://www.HammondCast.com – special thanks to Frank Poehl for operating the camera – Jon Hammond Band

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LateRentJonHammondThemeSong2014

Jon Hammond theme song Late Rent on the occasion of 28th annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt and Jon’s birthday

with Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ – Late Rent is the theme song for Jon’s long-running cable TV show in New York City The Jon Hammond Show and HammondCast radio program http://www.HammondCast.com – special thanks to Frank Poehl for operating the camera – Jon Hammond Band

Youtube http://youtu.be/5shPL3IOYlU

Spiceyball, Late Rent, Theme Song, Moscow, Igor Butman, Eduard Zizak, Jazz Music, Organ combo, Jon Hammond, ASCAP Composer, MNN TV, Local 802, Musicians Union

Lydia’s Tune In Boom Boom Room When Preston Was Still Alive Jon Hammond Trio

November 25, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Lydia’s Tune In Boom Boom Room When Preston Was Still Alive Jon Hammond Trio

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LydiasTuneInBoomBoomRoomWhenPrestonWasStillAliveJonHammondTrio

Youtube http://youtu.be/qqbzlbmZcMI

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1191533

Stage camera video Jon Hammond Trio in the Boom Boom Room when James Preston (drums) was still alive, beautiful bossa nova style original composition by Jon Hammond “Lydia’s Tune” written in Paris with Barry Finnerty guitar, James Preston drums, Jon Hammond at the B3 organ – R.I.P. James Steven Preston passed away On the morning of July 26, 2014 in Little River California ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP http://www.HammondCast.com/ – in Boom Boom Room Presents – Jon Hammond Band

*Note: I started playing with James Preston aka Jim in 1968 at age 15 (I was 15) in my band called Hot Mush which also included John Whitelaw on electric bass, and on guitars Jim Checkley & Barry Finnerty, Paula Larke vocals – Hot Mush morphed in to a band called Beefy Red and a few years later Jim joined Sons of Champlin for a long tenure. We still played gigs together off and on over 45 years – he was a great drummer and solid friend when it got right down to it. Thanks to the Sons for excerpt of JP’s bio from their website, Jon Hammond
as follows: “James Preston
James has been a member of The Sons of Champlin since March 3, 1972. Born in Oakland and raised in the humble township of Ross, Marin County, California, James has been a drummer since age 7, having performed professionally for over 44 years. A lifetime student of the Chuck Brown Method, James has been a versatile player throughout his career, enabling him to work with a variety of artists. From R&B, to Jazz, to Cajun Zydeco, James continues to explore all flavors of his trade. James musical influences include John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix, Sly Stone and James Brown. Among the drummers that have inspired him are Max Roach, Mitch Mitchell, Terry Bozzio, Elvin Jones and Tony Williams.

When he was nineteen James joined a local Marin band, Beefy Red, which included trumpeter Mark Isham. It was during this period of time when Jim met and befriended future bandmate Bill Champlin, already off and running with his group, The Sons of Champlin. When James was 22 years old, he was asked to join the Sons of Champlin. The Sons took him all over the country performing for many avid fans. James continued to perform with the Sons until they disbanded in 1977.

Without dropping a beat, James was asked to join Moby Grape in 1978, when the “Live Grape” album was released. James toured with Moby Grape through 1980. In the ’80’s & ’90’s James kept himself busy working with such notables as Dr. John, Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, Steve Miller, Maria Muldaur, Norton Buffalo, and most recently again with Moby Grape. James was also involved in a musical project with Bobby McFerrin in the early 1980’s and can be heard on his CD album “Bobby McFerrin”, released in 1982.

James has recorded seven albums with The Sons, including the recent project “Hip Lil’ Dreams” CD, recorded at the Expressions School of New Media, Emeryville, in February 2002 and nationally released January 2005. The two other most current projects include the ‘Sons of Champlin – Live’ CD recorded in concert January 1998 and released in August; and the live recording of the DVD & CD ‘Secret’ from the Expressions performance studio in February 2002.

He also appears regularly with Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men.

Currently residing with his lovely family in Little River, on the Mendocino Coast, James is busy performing and recording with The Sons, as well as creating music locally with his friend David Hayes, band leader for Van Morrison for many years. Lately James has recorded with Sheryl Crow for a Hallmark Christmas CD, which features Booker T.Jones on Hammond B3, as well as guitarist Roger Fritz, luthier and owner of Fritz Brothers Guitars of Albion, California, producer Bill Bottrell, Mic Gillette and John Bamont horns, and David Hayes bass.

Being the solid backbeat of the Sons sound, James is enjoying making great music with his friends, The Sons of Champlin once again.” –
enjoy this documentary of some of the music we played folks, Jon Hammond – Jon Hammond Organ Group

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/112782781

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2ax8oa_czechoslovakian-salsa-in-jazzkeller-hofheim-musikmesse-session_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=942217975807000

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/BoomBoomRoomPocketFunk

Youtube http://youtu.be/jA1kEBVKlGQ

Facebook Jon Hammond Band https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=933335646695233

In Memory of James Preston funky drummer – Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men perform “Pocket Funk” in the Boom Boom Room – San Francisco CA – Jon Hammond at the Hammond B3 organ, Barry Finnerty guitar, James Preston drums

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/111328268

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x29paoz_boom-boom-room-pocket-funk_music

http://www.jonhammondband.com/ ©JON HAMMOND International / ASCAP – Jon Hammond Band – Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Jon Hammond, James Preston and Jon Hammond Organ Group at Boom Boom Room Presents

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LateRentJonHammondThemeSong2014

Jon Hammond theme song Late Rent on the occasion of 28th annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt and Jon’s birthday

with Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ – Late Rent is the theme song for Jon’s long-running cable TV show in New York City The Jon Hammond Show and HammondCast radio program http://www.HammondCast.com – special thanks to Frank Poehl for operating the camera – Jon Hammond Band

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LateRentJonHammondThemeSong2014

Jon Hammond theme song Late Rent on the occasion of 28th annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt and Jon’s birthday

with Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ – Late Rent is the theme song for Jon’s long-running cable TV show in New York City The Jon Hammond Show and HammondCast radio program http://www.HammondCast.com – special thanks to Frank Poehl for operating the camera – Jon Hammond Band

Youtube http://youtu.be/5shPL3IOYlU

NuMuBu http://www.numubu.com/153010-videos.html?VIDEO_ID=23971

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1117717

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/91332204

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1mn3pb_late-rent-jon-hammond-theme-song-2014_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=806846682677464

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/late-rent-jon-hammond-theme-song-2014-6818982

“The FINGERS…are the SINGERS!”
Musikmesse “Warm Up Party”
Jon Hammond & Band

Jon Hammond (aus New York City) – organ
Joe Berger – guitar
Peter Klohmann – saxophone
Giovanni Gulino – drums

Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ “Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!”
The Jon Hammond Show is a funky swinging instrumental revue, featuring top international soloists. The show has universal appeal. Big Hammond orgel sound – 100% organic

Jon Hammond in P.Mauriat Pmauriat Albest Pro Shop Taipei Taiwan

Journal Frankfurt article by Detlef Kinsler

LINK: http://journal-frankfurt.de/funkyjazz

Kultur

MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Nomen est omen. Der Mann heißt Hammond und spielt eine Hammond. Der Organist aus New York freut sich auf Frankfurt und lädt zur Musikmesse Warm Up Party am 9.4. in den Jazzkeller ein.
JOURNAL FRANKFURT: Was war für Sie zuerst da – die Frankfurter Musikmesse oder Auftritte im Jazzkeller?
Jon Hammond: Die Musikmesse. Ich kam 1987 zum ersten Mal nach Frankfurt, zusammen mit Joe Berger, der auf der Messe für Engl Amplifiers spielte. Wir flogen mit der Lufthansa ein und teilten uns ein Zimmer im berühmten Prinz Otto Hotel am Hauptbahnhof. Schon in der ersten Nacht stellte mir Joe den großen John Entwistle, den Bassisten von The Who vor. Es wurde eine lange Nacht, in der wir Cognac tranken und Erdnüsse knabberten in eiern Suite des Marriott Hotels. Ich habe Joe bei einer Session mit John und Ringo Starrs Sohn Zak Starkey im Dorian Grey Club gefilmt bei einer Soundcheck Party. In den ersten paar Jahren spielte ich nicht oft live weil ich noch keine transportierbare Hammond Orgel hatte vor 1991 als ich den Prototyp einer XB-2 Hammond Orgel bekam mit der ich dann um die Welt reiste. Hauptsächliche dokumenierte ich aber die Messe für meine Cable TV Show in New York, die inzwischen im 29. Jahr als The Jon Hammond Show — Music, Travel and Soft News präsentiert. Die harten Nachrichten überlasse ich CNN und den großen Networks (lacht). Vom ersten Jahr an fühlten wir uns der Musikmesse eng verbunden, haben seitdem eine tolle Zeit hier, kommen jedes Jahr wieder bis wir kleine, alte Männer sind.

Das Jazzkeller-Konzert am Vorabend der Musikmesse ist zu einer netten Tradition geworden – wie kam es dazu, was bedeutet es Ihnen und wir werden Sie dieses Jahr diesen Abend im Jazzkeller zelebrieren?
Ab 1991 lernte ich mehr und mehr Musikmesse-Menschen kennen und die mich und auch einiges von meiner Musik. Einige von ihnen ermunterten mich, doch auch für Auftritte nach Deutschland zu kommen weil es hier doch ein Interesse an Hammond-Orgel-Groove-Music gab. Mit der schon erwähnten, kleinen, kompakten aber sehr kraftvollen Orgel war das alles möglich. Zudem machte ich in New York gerade eine schwere Zeit durch, mein Vater war gestorben und ich hatte das Gefühl, einige Veränderungen könnten meinem Leben gut tun. Also kam ich nach Frankfurt mit meiner XB-2, allerdings mit einem Rückflugticket falls etwas schief gehen würde. Ich rief viele Musiker an, ließ sie wissen, ich bin jetzt da, lasst uns zusammen spielen. Das war für mich der Anfang einer langen, sehr speziellen Beziehung, vor allem zum Frankfurter Publikum nach ersten kleinen erfolgen im Jazzkeller und einer kurzen Auftritt im Hessen Report im Fernsehen. Beatrix Rief verdanke ich dieses “lucky light on me”, eine tolle Erfahrung. Seitdem nenne ich Frankfurt “My Good Luck City” und im Jazzkeller begann auch alles für mich als Musiker. Deshalb liegt mir der Club auch so nah am Herzen, deshalb hatte ich auch die Idee, meine “Musikmesse Warm Up Party” dort zu realisieren, immer in der Nacht bevor die Messe startet was zu einer schönen Tradition wurde. Im ersten Jahr, in dem ich dann auch ein wenig Sponsoring von Philip Morris bekam, konnte ich damit einige Flugtickets für befreundete Musik bezahlen. Darüber war ich sehr glücklich. Dabei rauche ich selbst gar nicht.

Wie würden Sie Ihr persönliches Verhältnis zu Deutschland und Frankfurt beschrieben?
Lassen Sie es mich so sagen: ich liebe Frankfurt und die Frankfurter waren immer gut zu mir in all den Jahren. Ich könnte ein ganzes Buch über die Zeit schreiben, in der ich in Bornheim wohnte und Nacht für Nacht in der alten Jazzkneipe in der Berliner Straße auftrat. Das war der Treffpunkt, wo auch die Musiker der HR Bigband hinkamen und es gab eine generöse Chefin in der kleinen Kneipe. Auch Regine Dobberschütz und Eugen Hahn im Jazzkeller waren wahre Jazzengel für mich, die mir so vieles ermöglichten in der Zeit. Wir konnten auch in den Studios von AFN Radio spielen, waren die einzigen Musiker, die das – mit einer Sondergenehmigung des US Militärs – durften. Für ein wenig Promotion für die Musikmesse. Wir nannten das Programm für die AFN “Profile TV “-Show “Sound Police”. Wir hatten viel Spaß. Kein Wunder also, dass ich Frankfurt als my home away from home begreife und ich mich jedes Mal wieder freue zur Musikmesse zu reisen, in diesem Jahr übrigens zum 27. Mal in Folge. Und ich bin diesmal besonders aufgeregt, heim nach Frankfurt zu kommen weil ich gerade 60 Jahre alt geworden bin.

Wer wird in diesem Jahr zum Gelingen des Konzertes mit teils komponierter, teils improvisierter Musik, so nehme ich an, beitragen und was für einen Sound wird die Band präsentieren?
Ich habe etwa 90% der Kompositionen geschrieben, die wir spielen werden. Es ist die Musik, die man auch in meiner New Yorker TV-Show hören kann und die mich mehrmals um die Welt getragen hat. Meinen Stil nenne ich “Swinging Funky Jazz and Blues” und featurert die ganz wunderbaren Solisten in meine Band: Tony Lakatos, den großen ungarischen Tenorsaxophonisten, der auch Mitglied in der hr Bigband ist, dann meinen alten Freund Giovanni Gulino, diesen tollen Schlagzeuger, der schon für fast alle Großen der Szene getrommelt hat. Ich liebe diese Jungs. Als Gitarrist ist mein alten Freund und Kollege Joe Berger dabei, den man auch als The Berger-Meister kennt. Auf diese Formation bin ich wirklich stolz.

Werden Sie im Jazzkeller wieder eine Hammond Orgel spielen?
Ja, sicher, das neueste Modell, eine Sk1, die exakt so klingt wie die legendäre B3. Ich liebe sie. Und sie wiegt nur noch sieben Kilo (Anm. des Autors: Das Original, ein echtes Möbel mit viel Holz, mussten immer zwei Menschen mit viel Muskelkraft die Treppen rauf und runter hieven), ein deutliches Indiz, dass wir in der Zukunft angekommen sind. Da stecken viele Jahre Forschung und Entwicklung drin, auch Bühnenerprobungen. Ich ziehe den Hut vor den Ingenieuren von Suzuki, ein unverwüstliches Instrument erschaffen zu haben. Und das unterziehe ich jetzt einen echten Härttest (lacht). — Interview: Detlef Kinsler

P.Mauriat Action Blues With Jon Hammond Pmauriat / Albest Music

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/P.MauriatActionBluesWithJonHammond

(Higher Quality) P.Mauriat HQ / Pmauriat Albest action with Jon Hammond Blues All Afternoon at The NAMM Show with P.Mauriat Artists and guests Arno Haas, Hailey Niswanger, James Carter, Joshua Quinlan, Juan Alzate, Ryan Montano – Jon Hammond at the Sk1 organ http://www.HammondCast.com/

Lydia’s Tune, Boom Boom Room, James Preston, R.I.P., Bossa Nova, drums, Hammond B3 organ, Sons of Champlin, Hot Mush, Fillmore St., ASCAP Composer, Organ Trio

Czechoslovakian Salsa In Jazzkeller Hofheim Musikmesse Session

November 24, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Czechoslovakian Salsa In Jazzkeller Hofheim Musikmesse Session

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/CzechoslovakianSalsaInJazzkellerHofheimMusikmesseSession

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1191077

Czechoslovakian Salsa by Jon Hammond Band in Jazzkeller Hofheim annual musikmesseesse-Session, featuring Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Jon Hammond organ

– *Note: 100% confirmed date: Friday April 17th 2015 for the 19th consecutive year, thank you Jazzkeller Hofheim Team people of Hofheim am Taunus & Gisela Stang Bürgermeisterin von Hofheim! http://www.HammondCast.com/

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=941676745861123

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2ax8oa_czechoslovakian-salsa-in-jazzkeller-hofheim-musikmesse-session_music

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/112676280

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JazzKneipeFrankfurt

Youtube http://youtu.be/rLuZKv18gDE

Jon Hammond Band in the defunct Jazz Kneipe Frankfurt club where Jon played 207 times while living in Germany. This night was during the Frankfurt musikmesse, Allen Wittig is the tenor saxophonist, Barry Finnerty guitar, James Preston drums, Jon Hammond organ playing Jon’s original compositions Late Rent and Head Phone *Note from Jon: RIP James Preston long-time drummer with Jon in various band formations since teenage years

http://www.jonhammondband.com

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1187244

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x29ra2y_jazz-kneipe-frankfurt_music

Facebook Jon Hammond Band https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=933859403309524

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/SoloEarlyBirdSessionLocal802

Youtube http://youtu.be/ve9yU7zRiZM

Jon Hammond warms up the bandstand at Local 802

– Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM Union playing the classics solo at the Hammond organ before the weekly Monday night Jazz jam session sponsored by the good folks at Jazz Foundation of Jazz-Foundation America – just back from Taipei Taiwan on the night before voting day

– 322 W. 48th Street in the Club Room http://www.HammondCast.com/ — at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM.

New York NY USA — Early bird gets the worm…second mouse votes nice ‘n early!

Straight up and down Democrat, I voted! – Jon Hammond – I got the sticker to prove it!

It was really great to see / hear these two main men at Frankfurt musikmesse

– Luigi Bruti and Ludovic Beier – they are literally re-writing the book on modern accordion with Roland V-Accordion – sounds beautiful cats! – Jon Hammond — with Ludovic Beier and Luigi Bruti at musikmesse

Eminence Speaker LLC

Our good friend and amazing organ player Jon Hammond was presented the 2014 Believe in Music Award by NAMM President Joe Lamond. Congratulations Jon!

New York NY — The Big Apple is looking good! Congratulations to all the NYC Marathon Runners who ran around the big apple yesterday! – Jon Hammond

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_Marathon
The 2014 New York City Marathon was run on Sunday, November 2, 2014. It was announced on October 2, 2013, that the marathon’s main sponsorship will be taken over by Tata Consultancy Services starting in 2014. It is an eight-year deal, and the race will be known as the TCS New York City Marathon.
The New York City Marathon (branded TCS New York City Marathon and formerly branded ING New York City Marathon for sponsorship reasons) is an annual marathon (42.195 km or 26.219 mi) that courses through the five boroughs of New York City. It is the largest marathon in the world,[3] with 50,304 finishers in 2013.[4] Along with the Boston Marathon and Chicago Marathon, it is among the pre-eminent long-distance annual running events in the United States and is one of the World Marathon Majors

Hamamatsu Japan — Panorama View Group Shot in Suzuki Musical Instruments headquarters & factory

– special concert for President founder Mr. Manji Suzuki and Suzuki Musical Instruments Team – makers of Hammond Organs – Jon Hammond / Jon Hammond Organ Group – http://hammondcast.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/suzuki-headquarters-concert-in-hamamatsu-jons-journal-december-3-2012/

Anaheim California — Congratulations to the 2014 NAMM Show Believe in Music Awards Recipients!
I am deeply humbled and honored, merci beaucoup, Jon Hammond

*Note: When the new listing comes up for NAMM Schedule, my band is Jon Hammond Funk Unit for 2015 Winter NAMM Show – we hit at
High Noon 12PM Friday January 23rd on The NAMM Show Center Stage for 40 minutes by the BBQ Center Patio for special lunch set – Bon Appetite! Jon Hammond Band / Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center

This image is n/g (not good) – special thanks to my friends at the 24 hour mega Apple Store Fifth Avenue for straightening me out at 3AM in the morning,

all is good now! Jon Hammond — at Apple Store, Fifth Avenue

Czechoslovakian, Salsa, Jazzkeller Hofheim, Musikmesse-Session, Peter Klohmann, tenor saxophone, Hammond organ, sk1, Joe Berger, Giovanni Totó Gulino, Joe Berger, ASCAP Composer, Local 802, Musicians Union

Jon Hammond Show Theme Song LATE RENT Musikmesse Party

November 23, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond Show Theme Song LATE RENT Musikmesse Party

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondShowThemeSongLATERENTMusikmesseParty

Youtube http://youtu.be/iPZ28zef6KU

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1190837

Jon Hammond Band special show and party for musikmesse Warm Up Party, spirited performance of the theme song for Jon Hammond’s New York City TV and Radio show LATE RENT from The Jon Hammond Show with seasoned veteran musicians many years between them here in the world famous Jazzkeller Frankfurt – Joe Berger aka The Berger-Meister on guitar, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, special guest Lee Oskar harmonica and Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ & bass


– many close friends industry and personal in the house here! special thanks to P Mauriat HQ Pmauriat Albest saxophones, TecAmp – Bass Player’s Gear for Jon’s amp and Tetsuo Mano Tombo Musical Inst. Co., Ltd. / Lee Oskar,harps Messe Frankfurt Team, jazzkeller Team ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP http:///www.HammondCast.com as seen on Manhattan Neighborhood Network Channel 1 — with Joe Berger, Tony Lakatos, Pmauriat Albest, American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP), P Mauriat Central Europe, Tombo Musical Inst. Co., Ltd.

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/112610697

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2auq26_jon-hammond-show-theme-song-late-rent-musikmesse-party_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=941051119257019

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/Vers.2.0PocketFunkMusikmesseWarmUpParty

Jon’s original funk composition “Pocket Funk” as seen on The Jon Hammond Show 31st year MNN TV – annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt – Jon Hammond Band with special guest Lee Oskar harmonica, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond organ (and bass) Sk1 Hammond organ ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO special thanks to Alex P Mauriat HQ Pmauriat Albest Saxophones and Thomas EichTecAmp – Bass Player’s Gear powering Jon’s organ – Suzuki Musical Instruments

http://www.HammondCast.com/ — with Giovanni Totò Gulino, Joe Berger, Tony Lakatos, Jon Hammond, Lee Oskar, PMauriat Saxophones, Jon Hammond Organ Group and Pmauriat Albest at Jazzkeller.

Youtube http://youtu.be/AYBIe9q6ZZM

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1190092

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2ap3yy_vers-2-0-pocket-funk-musikmesse-warm-up-party_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=939612182734246

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/GetBackInTheGroovePerformedByJonHammond

Get Back in the Groove performed by Jon Hammond
Youtube http://youtu.be/7bg1F_QY4nw
Published on Aug 24, 2014
“Get Back in the Groove” performed by Jon Hammond live at Bernies Music Land on the 14/8/14
Jon dedicated this performance to the memory of that great comic talent Robin Williams.

– AE Music Productions / Mike Wallis
Jon Hammond is one of the premier Hammond B3 players in the world. Jon
has played professionally since the age of twelve. Beginning as a solo
accordionist, he later played Hammond B3 organ in a number of important
San Francisco bands. Today, Jon plays and tours extensively and has a
large international following. Jon has also hosted a number of popular
radio and TV shows.
Jon Hammond Organ Group
https://www.youtube.com/user/JonHammondBand
https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband
*note from Jon: When
I got back to San Francisco I felt compelled to drive over to Robin’s
house and pay my respects: Robin Williams’ Sea Cliff San Francisco home –
farewell my old neighbor. My girlfriend and I met him one rainy night
just about here from where I took
this photo. He was sitting in his Volvo SUV wagon with bike rack on the
back. When we walked by the driver door with umbrella suddenly the door
popped open and out jumped Robin – he said “Hey Kids! Be careful when
you walk around here at night, the cars come around the corner fast!” He
was still wearing the fatigues from his USO Tour – we talked for a long
time standing in the rain there near China Beach and then he said good
night and walked across the street and went in his house. RIP Robin
Williams #RobinWilliams – JH

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/AusterJazzHeadPhoneNDRHornsFunkyHeinz

Jon Hammond Band L to R: Joe Berger, Michael Leuschner, Heinz Lichius, Lutz Büchner, Jon Hammond, Fiete Felsch

Youtube http://youtu.be/5pvfVZhXaoc

Auster Jazz Head Phone NDR Horns Funky Heinz – 3 + 3

Jon Hammond Band Live in Auster Bar Hamburg with funky Heinz Lichius drums, NDR Horns: Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor sax, Fiete Felsch alto sax, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass – http://www.HammondCast.com/ Note: Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars – Jon Hammond – Hammond organ made by Suzuki Musical Instruments – special thanks to our friend and excellent drummer Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera! & Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105020455

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167042

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x253oxm_auster-jazz-head-phone-ndr-horns-funky-heinz_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=892204304141701

Late Rent, theme song, musikmesse party, Jon Hammond Show, Organ Combo, Sk1, ASCAP Composer, Lee Oskar, Harmonicas, Tom Musical, P.Mauriat Saxophones, Pmauriat Albest, Local 802, Musicians Union

Get Back In The Groove Jon Hammond Band

November 22, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Get Back In The Groove Jon Hammond Band

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/GetBackInTheGrooveJonHammondBand

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=940444542651010

Youtube http://youtu.be/eKZ8vQGJq8Y

Jon Hammond’s composition “Get Back in The Groove” very special performance Jon Hammond Band in Jazzkeller Frankfurt Jon’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party with many close friends in attendance – Tony Lakatos on tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, special guest Lee Oskar harmonica, Jon Hammond organ / bass

http://www.HammondCast.com/
Special thanks Pmauriat Albest PMauriat Saxophones, TecAmp TecAmp – Bass Player’s Gear — with Joe Berger, Tony Lakatos, Jon Hammond, Lee Oskar, Giovanni Totò Gulino, Pmauriat Albest, P.Mauriat Saxophones and Lee Oskar at Jazzkeller.

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1190341

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2asgsa_get-back-in-the-groove-jon-hammond-band_music

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/ReturnOfTheStudentJonHammondVisitWithTonyGermainHD1080p

Jon Hammond visit with his piano teacher Tony Germain:
“So good to see my piano teacher main man Tony Germain 40 years later from the first day we met on Scheduling Day 1973, looking good Tony! Greatest piano and Hammond organ teacher folks!

Tony taught so many players well and created the organ department (long story!) Chairing the PIano Department, (he has a nice chair in his office and superb Steinway Grand Piano) – if you are lucky enough to be a student at Berklee and get to study with Tony Germain, then you are living under the lucky star – Tony is the Man!! Thanks for everything you showed me Tony, straightened me out big time” – Jon Hammond
*Return of the Student –

Here I am with my Piano Teacher main man Tony Germain 40 years to the day later from the first time we sat down together folks – interview coming soon, many thanks Tony! Jon Hammond
http://www.berklee.edu/people/tony-germain
Position: Assistant Chair
Department: Piano

Tony’s Steinway Grand Piano

“I think I might have been one of Berklee’s first graduates with what today is called the performance major in piano. So as assistant chair, I have a vested interest in making sure we’re still preparing piano, keyboard, and organ students, without being in any way style prejudiced. I also took the position to have a little bit more involvement with the curriculum—to see what I could personally add or help create.”

“When I went to Berklee, Ted Pease, Phil Wilson, and Mike Rendish were my role models and my teachers. They set the standard for what I’d become and how I would teach. They were all very good to me, and I could see how much they loved it. Here at Berklee, I’m giving back to something that has given me everything. I often describe Berklee as a musical Fantasy Island. I just don’t know where else I’d be happy.”

“Prior to becoming assistant chair of the Piano Department, I taught pretty much everything across the board for 33 years: harmony, ear training, arranging, ensembles. I created the Harmonic Ear Training course and taught it from about 1978 until I became assistant chair. I’m equally in love with private and classroom teaching, and have done it all my adult life. I probably get more out of it than my students do. But hopefully I inspire students to further their interests in whichever style of performance they desire—it’s my job to prepare them for the long haul. I still teach Survey of Piano Styles: History of Jazz Piano. I didn’t want to give it up. And I didn’t want to not teach entirely, because you lose touch if you’re out of the classroom.”

Career Highlights
B.M., Berklee College of Music
Performances with Judy Garland, Herb Pomeroy, Joe Hunt, and Dick Johnson
Musical director, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well, Charles Playhouse
Pianist and keyboardist with jazz and commercial groups
Recordings include Forces with Jerry Tachoir; Risa’s Waltz with Danny Harrington; Until Further Notice with Steve Rochinski; Sasha Sings Dinah, A Tribute to the Queen, Dinah Washington with Sasha Daltonn; Happy Talk with Christine Fawson; At Last with Kimberly Keating; Read Between the Lines with Jan Shapiro; Live at the Firehouse with Danny Harrington; The Berklee Great American Songbook series; and for Acuff-Rose, Nashville
Published articles in Keyboard and Berklee Today magazines
Professional performing and recording artist
Television and radio experience, including Community Auditions/ Dave Maynard Talent Showcase, WBZ, Channel 4, Boston; Jack Harris Show, Detroit; Nick Clooney Show, Cincinnati; Music America, WGBH Radio, Boston; and Grand Ole Opry, Nashville
Performer and clinician, Berklee on the Road programs in Umbria, Puerto Rico, and Los Angeles
Leadership
Stephany Tiernan
Chair
Tony Germain
Assistant Chair — at Berklee College of Music
http://www.HammondCast.com/
— at Berklee College of Music

Youtube http://youtu.be/TppXGPzVaK8

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/AusterBluesAndJazzJHBandWithNDRHorns

Eimsbüttel – Hamburg — Auster Blues and Jazz in Auster Bar, special evening Jon Hammond Band with NDR Horns swinging the house with spirited solos all around: Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ and Heinz Lichius the drummer – special thanks to Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera (also a fine drummer) and all the Hamburg people who came to this party session, Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt – support from Musik Rotthoff, Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars, Jon Hammond the Sk1 Hammond manufactured by Suzuki Musical Instruments http://www.HammondCast.com

Youtube http://youtu.be/q4_lNnwzxrU

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105232953

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167435

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=893232684038863

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x258ktf_auster-blues-and-jazz-jh-band-with-ndr-horns_music

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/AusterJazzHeadPhoneNDRHornsFunkyHeinz

Jon Hammond Band L to R: Joe Berger, Michael Leuschner, Heinz Lichius, Lutz Büchner, Jon Hammond, Fiete Felsch

Youtube http://youtu.be/5pvfVZhXaoc

Auster Jazz Head Phone NDR Horns Funky Heinz – 3 + 3

Jon Hammond Band Live in Auster Bar Hamburg with funky Heinz Lichius drums, NDR Horns: Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor sax, Fiete Felsch alto sax, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass – http://www.HammondCast.com/ Note: Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars – Jon Hammond – Hammond organ made by Suzuki Musical Instruments – special thanks to our friend and excellent drummer Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera! & Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105020455

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167042

Berklee College of Music, Tony Germain, Piano Department Chair, Steinway Grand, Hammond Organ, Jon Hammond, Boylston Street, Jazz, Blues, Bach, Local 802, Musicians Union

Groove, musikmesse Party, P.Mauriat saxophones, Tony Lakatos, Pmauriat Albest, jazzkeller, Lee Oskar, harmonicas, Frankfurt, Funky Jazz, ASCAP Composer, MNN TV, Channel 1

White Onions Instrumental With Special Guest Lee Oskar

November 21, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: White Onions Instrumental With Special Guest Lee Oskar

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/WhiteOnionsInstrumentalWithSpecialGuestLeeOskar

Youtube http://youtu.be/zy8OSck8_TA

Jon Hammond Band original “White Onions” with special guest Lee Oskar harmonica – Jon’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the famous Jazzkeller Frankfurt – Joe Berger on guitar playing his custom JJ Guitars, Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone by PMauriat Saxophones Pmauriat Albest, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Jon Hammond at the organ ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP

http://www.HammondCast.com/
special thanks Tetsuo Mano Tombo Lee Oskar Harmonicas, Thomas Eich TecAmp TecAmp – Bass Player’s Gear rig powering Jon’s organ — with Joe Berger and 9 others at Jazzkeller

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=940145022680962

Tony Lakatos

Pmauriat Albest

Giovanni Totò Gulino

NAMM Musikmesse Russia

Lee Oskar Harmonicas

Lee Oskar
Musician/Band

Lee Oskar

TecAmp – Bass Player’s Gear

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1189830

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/112507677

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2ar2gm_white-onions-instrumental-with-special-guest-lee-oskar_music

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondLocal802MusicianEarlySetAndJonsPictures

Youtube http://youtu.be/n319bzqv5AQ

Jon Hammond Local 802 Musician playing solo early bird set in 802 Club Room with Jon’s pictures assembled by Jon himself over the years, 31st year on cable TV The Jon Hammond Show now on again in late Friday night / early Saturday morning slot 1:30AM on Channel 1 Community Channel MNN TV in Manhattan and streaming around the world

http://www.HammondCast.com/ all images ©JON HAMMOND International “The FINGERS…are The SINGERS!”™- Local 802 Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM — with Bernard Purdie, Michael Pratt, Art Baron, Jon Hammond Band, Jon Hammond Organ Group, Todd Anderson, Joe Berger, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie and James Preston at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM – 322 W. 48th Street New York, NY 10036 USA

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1185841

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/110975286

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x29coqw_jon-hammond-local-802-musician-early-set-and-jon-s-pictures_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=930980766930721

Early Set, Jazz Session, Hammond Organ, Historic Photographs, Local 802, Musicians Union, Jon Hammond, Monday night, bandstand, classics, Solo organ

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/DowntownBluesclubWhiteOnions

Youtube http://youtu.be/4j2MJm8RDWs

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1189376

Hamburg Germany — Jon Hammond Band original shuffle “White Onions” with Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Heinz Lichius drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ

– in Downtown Bluesclub Landhaus Walter special thanks Uwe Mamminga http://www.HammondCast.com/ — with Joe Berger and 2 others at Downtown Bluesclub.

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/112245187

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=938732919488839

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondAndFriendsJazzSpotSwing

Youtube http://youtu.be/x6a8MHYESqc

Jon Hammond and Friends drop in to Taipei night spot JAZZ SPOT SWING organ lounge,

Jon at Mr. Nobuki Kuwahara’s Hammond Sk2 organ with house musicians – Kenichi Toyoda piano

– special thanks to Nico, Shannon, Letitia – Superlux Taiwan,

P. Mauriat Europe Pmauriat Albest Team!

http://www.HammondCast.com/ – Jazz Spot Swing

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/110027287

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1182889

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=924772564218208

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LateRentJonHammondThemeSong2014

Jon Hammond theme song Late Rent on the occasion of 28th annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt and Jon’s birthday

with Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ – Late Rent is the theme song for Jon’s long-running cable TV show in New York City The Jon Hammond Show and HammondCast radio program http://www.HammondCast.com – special thanks to Frank Poehl for operating the camera – Jon Hammond Band

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LateRentJonHammondThemeSong2014

Onions, Instrumental music, Lee Oskar, Harmonica, Hammond Organ, Sk1, Organ jazz combo, P.Mauriat Saxophones, Pmauriat Albest, musikmesse Party, Tony Lakatos, jazzkeller, Frankfurt, ASCAP Composer, Local 802, Musicians Union

Vers. 2.0 Pocket Funk Musikmesse Warm Up Party

November 21, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Vers. 2.0 Pocket Funk Musikmesse Warm Up Party

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/Vers.2.0PocketFunkMusikmesseWarmUpParty

Jon’s original funk composition “Pocket Funk” as seen on The Jon Hammond Show 31st year MNN TV – annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt – Jon Hammond Band with special guest Lee Oskar harmonica, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond organ (and bass) Sk1 Hammond organ ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO special thanks to Alex P Mauriat HQ Pmauriat Albest Saxophones and Thomas EichTecAmp – Bass Player’s Gear powering Jon’s organ – Suzuki Musical Instruments

http://www.HammondCast.com/ — with Giovanni Totò Gulino, Joe Berger, Tony Lakatos, Jon Hammond, Lee Oskar, PMauriat Saxophones, Jon Hammond Organ Group and Pmauriat Albest at Jazzkeller.

Youtube http://youtu.be/AYBIe9q6ZZM

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1190092

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2ap3yy_vers-2-0-pocket-funk-musikmesse-warm-up-party_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=939612182734246

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/GetBackInTheGroovePerformedByJonHammond

Get Back in the Groove performed by Jon Hammond
Youtube http://youtu.be/7bg1F_QY4nw
Published on Aug 24, 2014
“Get Back in the Groove” performed by Jon Hammond live at Bernies Music Land on the 14/8/14
Jon dedicated this performance to the memory of that great comic talent Robin Williams.

– AE Music Productions / Mike Wallis
Jon Hammond is one of the premier Hammond B3 players in the world. Jon
has played professionally since the age of twelve. Beginning as a solo
accordionist, he later played Hammond B3 organ in a number of important
San Francisco bands. Today, Jon plays and tours extensively and has a
large international following. Jon has also hosted a number of popular
radio and TV shows.
Jon Hammond Organ Group
https://www.youtube.com/user/JonHammondBand
https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband
*note from Jon: When
I got back to San Francisco I felt compelled to drive over to Robin’s
house and pay my respects: Robin Williams’ Sea Cliff San Francisco home –
farewell my old neighbor. My girlfriend and I met him one rainy night
just about here from where I took
this photo. He was sitting in his Volvo SUV wagon with bike rack on the
back. When we walked by the driver door with umbrella suddenly the door
popped open and out jumped Robin – he said “Hey Kids! Be careful when
you walk around here at night, the cars come around the corner fast!” He
was still wearing the fatigues from his USO Tour – we talked for a long
time standing in the rain there near China Beach and then he said good
night and walked across the street and went in his house. RIP Robin
Williams #RobinWilliams – JH

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/AusterJazzHeadPhoneNDRHornsFunkyHeinz

Jon Hammond Band L to R: Joe Berger, Michael Leuschner, Heinz Lichius, Lutz Büchner, Jon Hammond, Fiete Felsch

Youtube http://youtu.be/5pvfVZhXaoc

Auster Jazz Head Phone NDR Horns Funky Heinz – 3 + 3

Jon Hammond Band Live in Auster Bar Hamburg with funky Heinz Lichius drums, NDR Horns: Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor sax, Fiete Felsch alto sax, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass – http://www.HammondCast.com/ Note: Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars – Jon Hammond – Hammond organ made by Suzuki Musical Instruments – special thanks to our friend and excellent drummer Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera! & Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105020455

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167042

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x253oxm_auster-jazz-head-phone-ndr-horns-funky-heinz_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=892204304141701

Vers. 2.0, Funky Jazz music, Laundry, jazzkeller, Frankfurt, musikmesse party, organ combo, Sk1, Jon Hammond, P.Mauriat saxophone, Tony Lakatos, Lee Oskar, ASCAP Composer