Archive for November, 2015

HammondCast 33 Jon Hammond’s Journal

November 30, 2015

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Jon’s archive http://jonhammondband.com/music-43.html

HammondCast 33 for KYOU/KYCY 1550 AM (San Francisco) from Jon Hammond in Hamburg Germany..still snow on the ground here. Live radio show from Jazzhaus Radio concert with Hamburg musicians SANDRA HEMPEL-guitar, FRANK DELLE-t.sax, HEINZ LICHIUS-drms., also news about Minsk Belarus and dedication of Jon’s song “Soon I Will Be Free”, live “Lydia’s Tune”, Oakland A’s announcement of partnership with KYCY/KYOU 1550 AM and story of SAUL SALSAKOVITCH and “Czechoslovakian Salsa Song” live in MUSIC CLUB LIVE-Hamburg Germany.
©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP – Member AFM Local 6 and Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 Musicians Union
http://www.HammondCast.com

Good times with Heinz Lichius in Hamburg! – We’ve played many gigs together over the years! – Jon Hammond

— with Heinz Lichius in Hamburg, Germany

I shot this artsy-fartsy photo of Barry Finnerty with my Nikon F3 camera playing his 1959 Les Paul guitar on The Crusaders gig in 1981 at the Musikhalle (Marx) hamburg in Hamburg Germany – you can see Wilton Felder in the shot also, sadly Wilton passed – Finnerty is still kicking

– Jon Hammond — with Barry Finnerty and Wilton Felder at Musikhalle (Marx) Hamburg

Thanks for Music Mail #02 Wolfgang Lücke!

This will be my 30th consecutive musikmesse – I haven’t missed one since 1987, wir sehen uns in Frankfurt musikmesse sure as the sun rises! – Jon Hammond — with Wolfgang Lücke at Messe Frankfurt

This is the time I met Andy Warhol​ on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street – he told me he was a watcher of my cable TV show – still on the air 32 years later and at the same time – coming on in 20 minutes on MNN TV Ch. 1 and streaming worldwide, Jon Hammond​ Show Manhattan Neighborhood Network​ Channel 1
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Warhol

Andy Warhol (/ˈwɔrhɒl/;[1] born Andrew Warhola; August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987) was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became a renowned and sometimes controversial artist. The Andy Warhol Museum in his native city, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, holds an extensive permanent collection of art and archives. It is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to a single artist

Jon Hammond: I’ve been seeing NY Times’ Bill Cunningham since 1986 up on the corner of 57th St. and Fifth Avenue taking pictures, and recently I noticed he is shooting a digital Nikon camera – welcome to the digital world Bill Cunningham! – JH

at Tiffany & Co

New York NY — Famous People Photograper Bill Cunningham who shoots almost daily on corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th St. This is a guy who shoots people candidly, yet he has an aversion to being on-camera himself. He is quite adept at slinking away and moving in back of you anytime your lens levels off in his direction. I’ve seen the man for years and he has always done that, my first shots of him date back to 1985. Here I got him on-camera just this morning – Bill Cunningham shot by Jon Hammond
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Cunningham_(photographer)
William J. Cunningham (born March 13, 1929) is a fashion photographer for The New York Times, known for his candid and street photography.

Cunningham dropped out of Harvard University in 1948 and moved to New York, where he initially worked in advertising. Not long after, he quit his job and struck out on his own, making hats under the name “William J.” After being drafted (causing his business to fold) and serving a tour in the U.S. Army, he returned to New York and got a job writing for the Chicago Tribune.

New York NY — Local 802 Monday Night Jazz Session
Serious Jazz’ers seen here either before or after playing with Jon Hammond’s organ in foreground (already played) –
*seated far end in chair – Buddy Henry (drums), standing white pants – Gabriel Romance (vocals & flute)
standing in yellow shirt – Rudy Sheriff Lawless (drums) *one of my trusted spiritual gudes – JH
Bill (drums)
Michael Guilford (bass and he’s left-handed!)
Joe Cangelosi Sr. (drums)
Arlington Houston (bass) —

Hamamatsu Japan — special concert in Suzuki Hall for President Mr. Manji Suzuki and Suzuki Company at the World Headquarters and Factory
Suzuki Artists Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond
Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0f_cH1U5jc

Jon Hammond shedding on his Excelsior Accordion
http://www.radioaccordion.com/

North Beach San Francisco — Bernard Purdie and Jon Hammond playing at the now defunct Cocodrie nightclub
Youtube www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oSk9gXkF2c
Jon Hammond brought legendary studio drummer Bernard Purdie ‘The Hit Maker’ back to San Francisco to play for the first time since the Live Aretha Franklin at Fillmore recordings in March of 1971. *Special thanks: Scott Rootenberg — at 1024 Kearny St., San Francisco, CA

Winter NAMM 2013 Tomorrow – Anaheim Convention Center – Jon Hammond

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Cable TV Show Preview Public Access 11/21 Jon Hammond Show

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842261121

by Jon Hammond
Published November 15, 2015
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Topics Cable TV, Public Access, Bennett Friedman, Santa Rosa Junior College, MNN TV, Meetinghouse, Jazz Orchestra, Jon Hammond, #HammondOrgan #TenorSaxophone #LateRent #LetterF

Cable TV Show Preview Public Access 11/21 Jon Hammond Show – first segment BENNETT FRIEDMAN QUARTET JAZZ CONCERT camera: Jon Hammond —
Dr. Joe Gilman – Pianist, Bennett Friedman – Saxophonist, Robb Fisher – Bassist, Akira Tana – Drummer
SRJC MUSIC PRESENTS BENNET FRIEDMAN QUARTET JAZZ CONCERT, NOVEMBER 13
http://public-relations.santarosa.edu/bf-quartet-2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – SRJC Press Release Santa Rosa, CA — The Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) Music Department of Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) presents a jazz concert featuring the Bennett Friedman Quartet on Friday, November 13, at 8 p.m. in Newman Auditorium at the Santa Rosa campus located on 1501 Mendocino Avenue. The concert will feature Joe Gilman on piano, Robb Fisher on bass, and drummer Akira Tana. Proceeds from the concert benefit the SRJC Foundation Jazz Studies Fund. General admission is $10, or $5 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at the door only. $4 parking permits are required and available on campus lots.
The performance will feature the works of Thelonious Monk, Randy Brecker, and Blossom Dearie, as well as a new arrangement of Gershwin’s “Strike Up the Band.”
ARTIST BIOGRAPHIES:

Dr. Joe Gilman, Pianist

Dr. Joe
Gilman will be the featured pianist for this concert. Well known in jazz
circles for his recordings and appearances with vibraphonist Bobby
Hutcherson, Dr. Gilman is a full-time professor of music at American
River College in Sacramento, an adjunct professor of jazz studies at CSU
Sacramento, and a longtime associate of the Brubeck Institute and the
Stanford Jazz Workshop. He was also the music director of Capital Jazz
Project from 1997 to 2011.

Dr. Gilman has been the primary
pianist with jazz vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson since September 2006,
and the Sacramento Jazz Orchestra since 2010. He has also performed
professionally with Eddie Harris, Joe Locke, Chris Botti, Nicholas
Payton, Charles McPherson, Wycliffe Gordon, David “Fathead” Newman, and
Slide Hampton, and has recorded with Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson,
Jeff Watts, and Tootie Heath.

Dr. Gilman has twice been an
International Jazz Ambassador through the Kennedy Center for the
Performing Arts and USIA, traveling to West Africa in 1999 and East and
Southern Africa in 2000.

Robb Fisher, Bassist

Bassist Robb
Fisher was a member of Cal Tjader’s groundbreaking Latin/Jazz group for
six years. He toured extensively with Tjader and recorded many albums
with the group, including the Grammy Award winning album “La Onda Va
Bien.” Fisher has also recorded with jazz musicians Art Pepper, Carmen
McCrae, and Anita O’Day.

Akira Tana, Drummer

Drummer Akira
Tana earned degrees from Harvard University and the New England
Conservatory of Music. He has performed with Sonny Rollins, Sonny Stitt,
Zoot Sims, Milt Jackson, and many other giants of jazz. Tana has taught
at Rutgers University, Queens College, Jersey City State College, New
York University, and is currently on the faculty at San Francisco State
University and the Jazz Conservatory of California in Berkeley,
California.

Bennett Friedman, Saxophonist

Saxophonist
Bennett Friedman has performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival, the
Stanford Jazz Workshop, the San Jose Jazz Festival, the Healdsburg Jazz
Festival, the Monterey Bay Blues Festival, and the Russian River Jazz
Festival. He has been featured as a soloist with Frank Sinatra, Rosemary
Clooney, Natalie Cole, and Marvin Gaye. Friedman has taught Jazz
Studies at SRJC since 1977. He is the recipient of a National Endowment
for the Arts grant for jazz composition.

Next: 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

Next: Late Rent 2nd Playthrough from Letter F Meetinghouse Jazz Orchestra – theme song of Jon Hammond Show now in 32nd year on MNN TV and streaming worldwide http://www.HammondCast.com – Arranged and Conducted by tenor saxophonist Todd Anderson. Bob Rosen (tenor) presiding over the Music Program at Friends Seminary​ 230 year old school established on Manhattan’s East Side – David Zalud trumpet, Greg Ruvolo trumpet, Jim Piela saxophone, Pat Hall, Art Baron​, Alfredo Marques trombones, (guitar solo): David Acker guitar, Mike Campenni drums, Charles Lee alto, more names coming!

#BennettFriedman #SRJC #Meetinghouse #TenorSaxophone #HammondOrgan

Streaming LINK: http://www.mnn.org/live/1-community-channel Manhattan Neighborhood Network channel 1 TV Producers of Manhattan Neighborhood Network [MNN] — at Times Square, New York City

Producer Jon Hammond
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English

studio Charles Trenet Paris – Radio France Inter – Maison De La Radio
Jazz vivant
Producteur délégué : André Francis
Le Trio de Jon Hammond
avec Barry Finnerty, guitare
George Brown, batterie
et Jon Hammond, orgue Hammond

http://blog.sfgate.com/jon-hammond/2015/11/15/jon-hammond-in-paris-concert-on-radio-france-inter/
*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Jon Hammond​ in Paris concert on Radio France Internationale​ –

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

by Jon Hammond #RadioFrance #Paris #MaisondelaRadio

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1282449

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

by Jon Hammond
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Topics Jazz vivant producteur Andre Francis, radio france inter, jon hammond, paris

Paris France — Onstage camera of Jon Hammond captures this live radio concert Maison de Radio France Studio Charles Trenet Jazz vivant producteur: Andre Francis
circa 28th March 1996
Jon Hammond orgue / Hammond organ & bass
George Brown drums (the late great jazz drummer from Wes Montgomery records)
Barry Finnerty guitar
Francoise Pujol piano
special thanks merci beaucoup to M. Andre Francis, the Mr. Jazz of French radio from 1946 to 1997 who also presented Miles Davis Quintet when Tony Williams and Ron Carter were on Miles’ band in July 1964
Jon Hammond International – http://www.HammondCast.com

Jazz vivant producteur ©Andre Francis radio france inter jon hammond paris

Run time 13 minutes 25 seconds
Producer Jon Hammond
Audio/Visual sound, color

Soon I Will Be Free, Czechoslovakia, Excelsior Accordion, #Radio #HammondOrgan #CableTV

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HammondCast 41 Jon Hammond’s Journal

November 29, 2015

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Jon’s archive http://jonhammondband.com/music-51.html

HammondCast
by Jon Hammond (JonHammond) Today’s show a Saxophone Extravaganza with Bennett Friedman, Igor Butman, Marc Baum on the band. Also Bernard Purdie and OAKLAND A’s REPORT with LAZY LARRY!
Swingin’ Funky Jazz & Blues of Organist/Accordionist JON HAMMOND *Member Local 802/Local 6 Musicians Union/ASCAP Composer & Publisher. All music on HammondCast is instrumental & original: “The FINGERS…are the SINGERS!” + Interviews

Wismar Germany — Organ Meets Bigband In The Zeughaus Wismar

http://blog.sfgate.com/jon-hammond/2015/09/01/organ-meets-bigband-in-the-zeughaus-wismar/
*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Organ Meets Bigband In The Zeughaus Wismar

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/OrganMeetsBigbandInTheZeughausWismar
#CNNiReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1267791
das Landesjugendjazzorchester Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (LaJazzO MV) mit seinem diesjährigen Solisten Jon Hammond in der Hansestadt Wismar zu Gast

Morning Rehearsal — La Jazz O MV Under Rehearsal
Schwerin Germany — LaJazzO MV Under Rehearsal under the direction of Michael Leuschner with guest organist Jon Hammond​ (USA) special programm: “Organ Meets Bigband” rehearsal days before concert tour in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
http://kernelpanichammondcast.blogspot.com/2015/10/la-jazz-o-mv-under-rehearsal.html

Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C. — Good to meet my friend Eric Chen from Tong Ho Musical & Wooden Works Co., LTD. in Taipei!

– Jon Hammond & Eric Chen

Hammondcast: Spotlight on Lou Colombo the late great Trumpet Player recorded on bandstand by organist Jon Hammond​ 1978

http://jonhammondband.com/blog.html/hammondcast_spotlight_on_lou_colombo_the_late_great_trumpet_player_recorded_on_bandstand_by_organist_jon_hammond_1978
*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: Spotlight on Lou Colombo the late great Trumpet Player recorded on bandstand by organist Jon Hammond 1978 Jon’s archive http://ia700407.us.archive.org/3/items/JonHammondHammondCast201KYOURadio/HammondCast201.mp3 Lou Colombo, KYOU Radio, Wychmere Harbor Club, Harwich Port MA, B3 Organ, Frank Shea, Trumpet, Jazz, Standards, Tip O’Neill, Cape Cod Times​

Location:
NAMM Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort Acoustic Stage
Jon Hammond Funk Unit

Event Date:
Thursday, January 21, 2016 – 9:00pm to 9:40pm
Genre:
Rock
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Facebook:
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https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit-0
Artist Info
Jon
Jon Hammond
Organ / Organist Leader
Joe
Joe Berger
guitar / guitarist

#TheNAMMShow #HammondOrgan #NAMM #Sheraton – The NAMM Show

Event Date:
Thursday, January 21, 2016 – 9:00pm to 9:40pm
Add to Calendar

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/TinosHammondOrgan80thAnniversaryFilmDocumentaryTrailer

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1263982

Youtube https://youtu.be/2AX5CRnBWkA

Producer Tino’s Hammond Organ 80th Anniversary Film Documentary Trailer: Tino Pavlis – by Jon Hammond

Published August 13, 2015
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Topics Hammond Organs, 80th Anniversary Hammond Organ, Tino Pavlis, Producer, Co-Producer, Joe Berger, Jon Hammond, NAMM Show, musikmesse, Suzuki Musical Instruments, Hamamatsu, B3, New B3mk2, Sk1, #HammondOrgan #80thAnniversary

Tino’s Hammond Organ 80th Anniversary Film Documentary Trailer with cameo appearances Michael Falkenstein, Joe Berger, Jon Hammond, Shuji Suzuki and Suzuki Musical Instuments Hammond Organ Team, Bernie Capicchiano Bernies Music Land Australia Hammond Distributor, Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in world famous historic jazzkeller Frankfurt – Outro music “Organ Meets Bigband” Jon Hammond with Landesjugendjazzorchester LaJazzO MV orchestra – Director/Producer: Tino Pavlis, co-producer Joe Berger

80th Anniversary, Hammond Organs, The NAMM Show, Sheraton Acoustic Stage, #Location #CNNiReport #HammondOrgan #CableTV

HammondCast 104 Jon Hammond’s Journal

November 26, 2015

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Jon’s Journal http://jonhammondband.com/music-121.html

HammondCast 104 for KYOU Radio 1550 AM, with special guest: BERNARD PURDIE at the mic and the drums with Jon, he recounts how he began until now and a live performance in Emeryville CA. Jon Hammond’s old rock band HADES 1971 recording live in Provo Park Berkeley and an exclusive recording with EDDIE MONEY
Jumping over to Hamburg Germany, at ‘Music Club Live’, Funk, Soul and Blues for the Night People! ©2007 *official site: http://www.HammondCast.com 45 minutes

NO MSG – L to R Stephen Page, Jon Hammond, Jon Russell – KYOU Radio and KYCY 1550 AM #CNNiReport

Showtime! – Penzlin Burginnenhof Landesjugendjazzorchester MV Jon Hammond Jazzorgel – High Definition Movie
http://jonhammondband.com/blog.html/showtime__penzlin_burginnenhof_landesjugendjazzorchester_mv_jon_hammond_jazzorgel__high_definition_movie/
*WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: Showtime! – Penzlin Burginnenhof Landesjugendjazzorchester MV Jon Hammond​ Jazzorgel – High Definition Movie Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/PenzlinBurginnenhofLandesjugendjazzorchesterMVJonHammondJazzorgel1 Penzlin, Germany — Showtime!

My 1965 Blackface Fender Band-Master head on the bench, great amp for everything! – Jon Hammond

Good looking Cheesecake at Paris Baguette shop! – Millbrae CA
Jon Hammond

AghaRTA Prague Jazz Festival in AghaRTA Jazz Centrum, Prague – Jon Hammond

It was fun being on-the-air with Jesse Chuy Varela at Kcsm Jazz 91.1 FM – some real nice Sennheiser MD 421 microphones in the studio, one of my favorite mics to broadcast on –

Jon Hammond — with Jesse Chuy Varela at KCSM Jazz 91

Heinz Lichius’ first New York gig – L to R Joe Berger g., Heinz Lichius d. Jon Hammond o. – Cleopatra’s Needle club NYC #CNNiReport

— with Joe Berger and Heinz Lichius at Cleopatra’s Needle

Jazzkeller action shot a few years ago maybe 1992, the cable coming out of my organ on the left was my lucky glow-in-the-dark Whirlwind cable I used for 35 years before it finally disintegrated – my friends at Whirlwind tried to fix it but it couldn’t be fixed, original military plugs – it served me well! –

Jon Hammond — at JazzKeller

Bruno’s – Ron Smith d.
Charles McNeal t.s.
Jon Hammond o.

— at Bruno’s Nightclub

Shoreline Amphitheatre – L to R Barry Finnerty, Larry Schneider, James Preston, Marc the sound man, Jon Hammond front
Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men — with Barry Finnerty, Larry Schneider and James Preston

at Shoreline Amphitheatre At Mountain View

Joe Berger on the dusty trail with John Entwistle a few years ago – Jon Hammond

— with Joe Berger at Slim’s

Special Lunch Show in front of San Francisco City Hall
Jon Hammond organ
James Preston drums
Steve Campos flugelhorn
Harvey Wainapel tenor
Barry Finnerty guitar

— with Steve Campos, Barry Finnerty and James Preston at San Francisco City Hall

Studio 1 NDR Info – Jon Hammond

— at NDR

Thanksgiving with the late great Joe Franklin – Joe fed a lot of folks at the old Show World on 42nd & Eighth, including myself! – Jon Hammond
VIDEO: https://youtu.be/b_-mYcrxtTo

*some comments:
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jjm1965 7 years ago
I saw Joe Franklin at a show at Danbury Municipal Airport in the early 1980s (Tiny Tim was there , too). Very funny guy. What a wealth of knowledge on pop music from the first half of the 20th century. Truly a national tresure.
-Martin Paints: It ain’t just paints.

Good news: The gig comes with dinner!

Jon Hammond et Boris Blanchet, Amaury Blanchard – Paris
‪#‎CNNiReport‬

Bruno’s Lounge – Jon Hammond

Bruno’s Mission District San Francisco CA

Just about to get on the bus – no Air Conditioning on this one!
Jon Hammond

Regione Marche​ — Great to see my friend Nello Gabrielloni in Italy! King of All Accordions! http://www.accordions-agenziaitalia.com
Tutto quanto può servire per la fisarmonica !

L’esperienza di quattro generazioni nel mondo della fisarmonica è la testimonianza del nostro amore per questo strumento:
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Jon Hammond​

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/OnAirWithJazzboCollinsAndYoshisJonHammondBandFeb.91994

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1268257

Youtube https://youtu.be/Hjw0_uLg8-E

Facebook Video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/vb.133709526657853/1122434651118664/?type=3&theater

by Jon Hammond

Published September 2, 2015
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Topics Jazzbeaux Collins, Al Jazzbo Collins, Jon Hammond, Yoshi’s Oakland, Bennett Friedman, James Preston, Barry Finnerty, #HammondOrgan #AFMLocal6 #MusiciansUnion

On Air with Jazzbo Collins and Yoshi’s Jon Hammond Band Feb. 9, 1994 – Preston pretty much kicked ass on this gig! — Oakland CA — original Yoshi’s Oakland​ Gig Feb. 9th 1994, just after being on-the-air with Al “Jazzbo” Collins​ – watching the film now, sounds real good – Jon Hammond​ / Jon Hammond Band​ (quartet) – thanks Jason Olaine​ for the hit – James Preston​ drums (R.I.P.) Bennett Friedman tenor, Barry Finnerty​ gtr., Jon Hammond Organ Group​ http://www.jonhammondband.com all original music ©JON HAMMOND International Member ASCAP – AFM Local 6​ – Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM​
Yoshi’s Oakland​ didn’t have any decent lights in those days! Jon Hammond​ – *Note: Broadcasting Legend Al Jazzbeaux Collins opens this film at KCSM 91.1FM, greatly missed!! – Jon Hammond Organ Group​ – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_%22Jazzbo%22_Collins
Albert Richard “Jazzbo” Collins (January 4, 1919 – September 30, 1997) was an American disc jockey, radio personality and recording artist who was briefly the host of NBC television’s Tonight show in 1957.
Al “Jazzbo” Collins
Al “Jazzbeaux” Collins
Born Albert Richard Collins
January 4, 1919
Rochester, New York
Died September 30, 1997 (aged 78)
Marin County, California
Born in Rochester, New York in 1919,[1] Collins grew up on Long Island, New York. In 1941, while attending the University of Miami in Florida, he substituted as the announcer on his English teacher’s campus radio program, and decided he wanted to be in radio. Collins began his professional career as the disc jockey at a bluegrass station in Logan, West Virginia; by 1943, he was at WKPA in Pittsburgh, moving in 1945 to WIND in Chicago and in 1946 to Salt Lake City’s KNAK. In 1950, he relocated to New York where he joined the staff of WNEW and became one of the “communicators” on NBC’s Monitor when it began in 1955.

Collins made several appearances on The Tonight Show with Steve Allen in the early 50s (and even briefly took over the show after Allen’s departure; see below). In 1953, Allen adapted several nursery rhymes (including Little Red Riding Hood) into jazz-flavoured recitations, with Collins on vocals and Lou Stein on piano.

“Jazzbo”
The name “Jazzbo” derived from a product Collins had seen, a clip-on bowtie named Jazzbows. Just as Martin Block created the illusion that he was speaking from the Make Believe Ballroom, Collins claimed to be broadcasting from his inner sanctum, a place known as the Purple Grotto, an imaginary setting suggested by radio station WNEW’s interior design, as Collins explained:

I started my broadcast in Studio One which was painted all kinds of tints and shades of purple on huge polycylindricals which were vertically placed around the walls of the room to deflect the sound. It just happened to be that way. And with the turntables and desk and console and the lights turned down low, it had a very cavelike appearance to my imagination. So I got on the air, and the first thing I said was, “Hi, it’s Jazzbo in the Purple Grotto.” You never know where your thoughts are coming from, but the way it came out was that I was in a grotto, in this atmosphere with stalagtites and a lake and no telephones. I was using Nat Cole underneath me with “Easy Listening Blues” playing piano in the background.
The Tonight Show and later work
In 1957, NBC-TV installed him for five weeks as the host of the Tonight show when it was known as Tonight! America After Dark in the period between hosts Steve Allen and Jack Paar.[2]

Also in 1957, Collins starred in (as himself) an episode of NBC radio’s science fiction radio series X Minus One. By 1959, he was with KSFO in San Francisco, hanging out with the beatnik hipsters in North Beach. On-air, Jazzbo would say that he was broadcasting “from the purpleness of the Grotto”, often mentioning his assistant “Harrison, the long-tailed purple Tasmanian owl”. On the TV side, Collins hosted “The Al Collins Show,” that aired mornings on KGO-TV. The format included light talk and guest appearances by local celebrities such as Moe Howard of The Three Stooges. Later in the 1960s, he was the host of Jazz for the Asking (VOA), and he worked with several Los Angeles stations during the late in the decade: KMET (1966), KFI (1967) and KGBS (1968).

He officially changed the spelling of his name to Jazzbeaux when he went to Pittsburgh’s WTAE in 1969. He moved to WIXZ in Pittsburgh (1973) before heading back to the West Coast three years later. While in Pittsburgh, he briefly hosted a late night television show entitled “Jazzbeauxz (with a ‘z’) Rehearsal”, an eclectic sampling of anything that caught Collins’ interest at the time, including a long-running hard-boiled-egg spinning contest. He conducted the program from a barber chair, as he had on a previous TV show.

“Stinking badges”[edit]
A popular segment on his show was the “no stinkin’ badges” routine, a play on the famous exchange in the 1948 film The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Al would politely request that the main guest for that day don a Mexican bandit costume, complete with ammo belts crossing the chest, six-guns in holsters, a huge sombrero and large fake mustache. The guest then had to pose in front of cameras and for the TV audience. With pistols pointing at the camera lens the guest had to say (with emphasis) “I don’t got to show you no stinkin’ badges.” If the guest did not say it with sufficient sinister tone Collins made him or her repeat it until in Al’s opinion the guest got it right.

1970s and beyond[edit]
In 1976 Al Collins returned to San Francisco, working at KMPX, followed by a three-year all-night run at KGO which drew callers throughout the West Coast; he always opened his program with Count Basie’s “Blues in Hoss Flat”. He also worked a late night shift at KKIS AM (in Pittsburg, California, ironically) in 1980. After a stint in New York and WNEW (1981), Jazzbo was back in San Francisco at KSFO (1983) and KFRC (1986). Then came one more run at WNEW (1986–90), then KAPX (Marin County, California) in 1990, and finally a weekly jazz show at KCSM (College of San Mateo, California) from 1993 to his death.

Al Collins died on September 30, 1997, at the age of 78, from pancreatic cancer.

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

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

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1266743

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10152982546567102/?l=1292399109873475047

by Jon Hammond

Published August 25, 2015
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Topics Concert Event, LaJazzO MV, Klostergarten, Michael Leuschner, Bigband, Landesjugendjazzorchester, Jon Hammond, Mecklenburg Vorpommern, #Rostock

Klostergarten LaJazzO MV Concert Film LaJazzO MV unter der Leitung von Michael Leuschner​ CONCERT EVENT https://www.facebook.com/events/846845685410695/ – Am 01.08.2015 ist das Landesjugendjazzorchester​ Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (LaJazzO MV) mit seinem diesjährigen Solisten Jon Hammond wieder im Klostergarten​ Rostock zu Gast. http://www.HammondCast.com – Landesjugendorchester Mecklenburg Vorpommern​ – film from Jon *nice solos from Matthis Rasche and Al Tobias

Producer Jon Hammond
Language German

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

HammondCast, KYOU Radio, Funk Soul Blues, Soft News, #HammondOrgan #Accordion #Radio

HammondCast 74

November 26, 2015

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: HammondCast 74

Jon’s archive http://www.jonhammondband.com/music-89.html

HammondCast 74 for KYCY/KYOU 1550 AM, #CNNiReport Turkey Time Special! With the National Anthem of Turkey played by SWAROVSKI ORCHESTRA and “Turkey in the Straw” performed by RAYMOND FAIRCHILD. From Jon’s personal archives, Al JAZZBEAUX COLLINS & LIONEL HAMPTON in NY, this is a beautiful piece and the interaction between Lionel and Jazzbeaux is priceless. JOHN ENTWISTLE & RAT RACE CHOIR courtesy of Ham-Berger (Jon Hammond and JOE BERGER) with Joe mixing live at Bottom Line – Jon tells the story about how Joe Berger was personally responsible for the WHO Reunion and Tour! JH Audio Portrait produced by STEVEN ROSENFELD, Happy Holidays everybody! *Jon’s official site: http://www.HammondCast.com

Blues, Jazz, Rock, Music and Travel

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/HammondCast90

KYOU RADIO http://kyouradio.org/music-106.html

by Jon Hammond
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Topics HammondCast, KYOU Radio, Conversation, Music, Alex Foster, Musicians, Saxophone, SNL Band, Saturday Night Live, Greece, New York City

HammondCast 90 KYCY KYOU 1550 AM, with Jon Hammond’s special guest Alex Foster (Musician) from the Saturday Night Live Band, broadcasting from New York City in conversation with Jon and music ©JON HAMMOND International http://www.HammondCast.com

Jon’s Archive http://archive.org/details/BernardPurdieDedicationToHisKidsLateRentCloserAtMikells

Mikell’s 760 Columbus Avenue NYC

August 28, 1989

Bernard Purdie takes the microphone

Then and Now / Now and Then – 3 of the original Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men – Alex Foster, Jon Hammond, Bernard Purdie – 24 years after this Mikell’s gig August 28, 1989 – thanks Pat & Mike! Jon

http://www.youtube.com/jonhammondband — at 760 Columbus Avenue New York City

Bernard Purdie on Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men gig at Mikell’s 24 years ago – August 28, 1989

Youtube http://youtu.be/B5qGwUgEyvM
New York NY — Flashback to August 1989 – Studio drummer Bernard Purdie takes the microphone on last set at Mikell’s with Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men band to dedicate the performance to his children Phyllis and Anthony. Theme song for the long-running cable TV program The Jon Hammond Show “Late Rent” original composition with
Jon Hammond at his 1959 B3 organ
Bernard Purdie drums
Chuggy Carter percussion
Alex Foster alto saxophone
Barry Finnerty guitar
*Note: This historic clip is photographic proof that the actual location of Mikell’s was 760 Columbus Avenue at 97th and not 808 Columbus as the current Whole Foods near the old location claims – JH — with Bernard Purdie and 2 others at 760 Columbus Avenue NYC

Jon’s archive http://ia801502.us.archive.org/8/items/6842261003/684226_1003.mp4

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1273397

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/140682109

Youtube https://youtu.be/2rM_x3kZBG8

Preview of Public Access TV Show Jon Hammond Show air time 10/03 – Jon Hammond Band with special guest Lee Oskar in jazzkeller Frankfurt, Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Totó Gulino drums, Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ – Jon Hammond Band in The Savoy Lounge, “Pocket Funk” with Barry Finnerty guitar, Todd Anderson tenor saxophone, Joris Dudli drums, Jon Hammond at the B3 organ ©JON HAMMOND International http://www.HammondCast.com

Photo by Joachim Hildebrand

Photos by Joachim Hildebrand

by Jon Hammond

Location:
NAMM Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort Acoustic Stage
Jon Hammond Funk Unit

Event Date:
Thursday, January 21, 2016 – 9:00pm to 9:40pm
Genre:
Rock
Website:
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Facebook:
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Jon
Jon Hammond
Organ / Organist Leader
Joe
Joe Berger
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#TheNAMMShow #HammondOrgan #NAMM #Sheraton – The NAMM Show

Event Date:
Thursday, January 21, 2016 – 9:00pm to 9:40pm
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Thanksgiving, Blues, Jazz, Travel, #CNNiReport #KYOURadio #JonHammond

Showtime! – Penzlin Burginnenhof Landesjugendjazzorchester MV Jon Hammond Jazzorgel – High Definition Movie

November 25, 2015

*WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: Showtime! – Penzlin Burginnenhof Landesjugendjazzorchester MV Jon Hammond Jazzorgel – High Definition Movie

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/PenzlinBurginnenhofLandesjugendjazzorchesterMVJonHammondJazzorgel1

Penzlin, Germany — Showtime! – Penzlin Burginnenhof Landesjugendjazzorchester MV Jon Hammond Jazzorgel – High Definition Movie: https://archive.org/details/PenzlinBurginnenhofLandesjugendjazzorchesterMVJonHammondJazzorgel1
(Full HD, vers. 2.0) Penzlin Burginnenhof Landesjugendjazzorchester MV Jon Hammond Jazzorgel “Organ Meets Bigband” special tribute to Jimmy Smith evening concert in the centuries old castle Penzlin Burginnenhof, conducted by Maestro Michael Leuschner. Full moon was rising on this evening in Alte Burg Penzlin
„Organ meets Bigband“ – LaJazzO MV feat. Jon Hammond (organ) – das Landesjugendjazzorchester Mecklenburg / Landesjugendorchester Mecklenburg Vorpommern (LaJazzO MV) Penzlin, Burginnenhof
Warener Chaussee 55a
17217 Penzlin – Junge Talente treffen Profi: Das Landesjugendjazzorchester als bester Jazznachwuchs aus ganz Mecklenburg-Vorpommern tritt bei diesem Konzert mit dem US-Amerikaner Jon Hammond, einem der legendärsten Hammondorgelspieler der Welt, auf. Eindrucksvolle Kulisse ist die aus dem 16. Jahrhundert stammende Burg in Penzlin, in der unter freiem Himmel vielseitiger Bigbandjazz dargeboten wird. Der Trompeter und Bigband-Leader Michael Leuschner führt unterhaltsam durch das Programm, das Klassiker wie vom phänomenalen Jimmy Smith parat hat. – diesmal mit dem New Yorker Jazzorganisten Jon Hammond.

Das Jugendensemble steht synonym für den besten Jazznachwuchs aus ganz Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Als Projekt des Landesmusikrates M-V e. V. gibt es – gefördert vom NDR und dem Bildungsministerium M-V – den talentiertesten jungen Jazzern unseres Landes eine hervorragende Plattform für gemeinsames Musizieren. Musiker im Alter von 14-26 Jahren haben hier die Möglichkeit, unter professioneller Anleitung das musikalische Zusammenspiel in einem Jazzorchester und die Grundlagen der Improvisation zu erlernen. Vielen, heute erfolgreichen Musikern diente das Orchester bislang als Sprungbrett. Unter der Leitung des Trompeters und Jazzdozenten Michael Leuschner ist das LaJazzO zu einem beeindruckenden Klangkörper, einem musikalischen Aushängeschild für Mecklenburg-Vorpommern herangereift und spielt regelmäßig im Programm der Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern / M-V.
Nachdem sich in den vergangenen Jahren das LaJazzO MV mit den in der Big Band vorkommenden Instrumenten musikalisch auseinandersetzte, wird in 2015 die Jazzorgel musikalisch thematisiert werden. Unter dem Titel „Organ meets Big Band“ wird dieses sehr traditionsreiche Instrument der Jazzgeschichte in den Mittelpunkt der Konzertreihe im folgenden Jahr gestellt. Als Jazzinstrument wurde es von Fats Waller in den 30er Jahren eingeführt und hatte seine Hochzeit in den 50er Jahren durch seine Vertreter wie Jimmy Smith. Der international renommierte New Yorker Jazzorganist Jon Hammond wird zusammen mit dem LaJazzO MV unter der Leitung von Michael Leuschner den besonderen Charme dieses Instrumentes wieder zum Leben erwecken. Im Programm sind unter anderem Titel von Jimmy Smith, arrangiert von Steve Gray – eine Leihgabe aus dem Archiv der NDR Bigband.
Jon Hammond studierte in den siebziger Jahren am Berklee College of Music und am City College San Francisco. Konzertreisen führten ihn quer durch die Vereinigten Staaten und Kanada. In seiner eigenen ‚Jon Hammond Show‘ spielte er mit Musikern wie Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge und vielen anderen. Auch in Europa fand und findet seine Musik unverändert viele Anhänger. Die Medien berichten wiederholt von einem unverwechselbaren und prägenden Sound. Jon Hammond hat u.a. auf der 20. Frankfurter musikmesse mitgewirkt und tritt vornehmlich in Hamburg auf. „The Jon Hammond Show“ is a funky, swinging Jazz instrumental revue, featuring notable international soloists and reflecting the influences of Miles Davis, The Crusaders and Jimmy Smith.
Leitung: Michael Leuschner
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Topics Penzlin, Burginnenhof, Bigband, Jon Hammond, #HammondOrgan #NDRJazz #Landesjgendorchester

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

by Jon Hammond

Published October 22, 2015
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Topics Lydia’s Tune, Meetinghouse Jazz Orchestra, Todd Anderson Arrangement, Hammond Organist, Jon Hammond, Friends Seminary, 230 year old school, Manhattan, Paris France, Jon Hammond, #HammondOrgan

Organist Jon Hammond composed this song in Paris France after flying there aboard Air France Concorde​ in year 1981, played here now with Meeting House Jazz Orchestra – Arranged and Conducted by tenor saxophonist Todd Anderson​. Bob Rosen​ (tenor) presiding over the Music Program at Friends Seminary​ 230 year old school on Manhattan’s East Side – Greg Ruvolo​ takes the flugelhorn solo, Jim Piela saxophone, Pat Hall, Art Baron​, Alfredo Marques​ trombones, David Acker​ guitar, Mike Campenni drums, Charles Lee alto, more names coming! Thank you for playing my song and those listening and watching this Podcast folks! Jon Hammond​ ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP http://www.HammondCast.com
TV Producers of Manhattan Neighborhood Network [MNN]​ – Manhattan Neighborhood Network​ – Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM​ AFM Local 6​ PROFILE http://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Youtube https://youtu.be/idKeKk2v_xU

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1278353

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/143381440

Facebook Video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/vb.133709526657853/1147576505271145/?type=3&theater

*Photos courtesy of Elmar Lemes ©Elmar Lemes / Jon Hammond — with Jon Hammond at Friends Seminary.

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

Showtime!, Burginnenhof, Landesjugendjazzorchester, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Big Band, Jazz Orchestra, #Penzlin #Jazz #HammondOrgan #CableTV

Location: NAMM Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort Acoustic Stage Jon Hammond Funk Unit

November 22, 2015

Location:
NAMM Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort Acoustic Stage
Jon Hammond Funk Unit

Event Date:
Thursday, January 21, 2016 – 9:00pm to 9:40pm
Genre:
Rock
Website:
http://www.jonhammondband.com
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband
Add to Calendar
https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit-0
Artist Info
Jon
Jon Hammond
Organ / Organist Leader
Joe
Joe Berger
guitar / guitarist

#TheNAMMShow #HammondOrgan #NAMM #Sheraton – The NAMM Show

Event Date:
Thursday, January 21, 2016 – 9:00pm to 9:40pm
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*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Tino’s Hammond Organ 80th Anniversary Film Documentary Trailer

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/TinosHammondOrgan80thAnniversaryFilmDocumentaryTrailer

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1263982

Youtube https://youtu.be/2AX5CRnBWkA

Producer Tino’s Hammond Organ 80th Anniversary Film Documentary Trailer: Tino Pavlis – by Jon Hammond

Published August 13, 2015
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Topics Hammond Organs, 80th Anniversary Hammond Organ, Tino Pavlis, Producer, Co-Producer, Joe Berger, Jon Hammond, NAMM Show, musikmesse, Suzuki Musical Instruments, Hamamatsu, B3, New B3mk2, Sk1, #HammondOrgan #80thAnniversary

Tino’s Hammond Organ 80th Anniversary Film Documentary Trailer with cameo appearances Michael Falkenstein, Joe Berger, Jon Hammond, Shuji Suzuki and Suzuki Musical Instuments Hammond Organ Team, Bernie Capicchiano Bernies Music Land Australia Hammond Distributor, Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in world famous historic jazzkeller Frankfurt – Outro music “Organ Meets Bigband” Jon Hammond with Landesjugendjazzorchester LaJazzO MV orchestra – Director/Producer: Tino Pavlis, co-producer Joe Berger http://www.HammondCast.com

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

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

by Jon Hammond

Published August 8, 2015
Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Topics LaJazzO MV, Organ Meets Bigband, Klostergarten, Rostock, Jazz Orchestra, Jimmy Smith, Steve Gray, Michael Leuschner, Landesjugendorchester Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, #HammondOrgan #Jazz #Blues

„Organ meets Bigband“ das LaJJazzO M-V LandesJugendJazzOrchester Mecklenburg-Vorpommern https://www.facebook.com/events/846845685410695/ Am 01.08.2015 ist das Landesjugendjazzorchester Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (LaJazzO MV) mit seinem diesjährigen Solisten Jon Hammond wieder im Klostergarten Rostock zu Gast. Covering Jimmy Smith’s Back at The Chicken Shack and The Sermon – Nachdem sich in den vergangenen Jahren das LaJazzO MV mit den in der Big Band vorkommenden Instrumenten musikalisch auseinandersetzte, wird in 2015 die Jazzorgel musikalisch thematisiert werden. Unter dem Titel “Organ meets Big Band” wird dieses sehr traditionsreiche Instrument der Jazzgeschichte in den Mittelpunkt der Konzertreihe im folgenden Jahr gestellt. Als Jazzinstrument wurde es von Fats Waller in den 30er Jahren eingeführt und hatte seine Hochzeit in den 50er Jahren durch seine Vertreter wie Jimmy Smith. Der international renommierte New Yorker Jazzorganist Jon Hammond wird zusammen mit dem LaJazzO MV unter der Leitung von Michael Leuschner den besonderen Charme dieses Instrumentes wieder zum Leben erwecken. Im Programm sind unter anderem Titel von Jimmy Smith, arrangiert von Steve Gray – eine Leihgabe aus dem Archiv der NDR-Bigband.

Jon Hammond studierte in den siebziger Jahren am Berklee College of Music und am City College San Francisco. Konzertreisen führten ihn quer durch die Vereinigten Staaten und Kanada. In seiner eigenen ‘Jon Hammond Show’ spielte er mit Musikern wie Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge und vielen anderen. Auch in Europa fand und findet seine Musik unverändert viele Anhänger. Die Medien berichten wiederholt von einem unverwechselbaren und prägenden Sound. Jon Hammond hat u.a. auf der 20. Frankfurter Musikmesse mitgewirkt und tritt vornehmlich in Hamburg auf. “The Jon Hammond Show” is a funky, swinging Jazz instrumental revue, featuring notable international soloists and reflecting the influences of Miles Davis, The Crusaders and Jimmy Smith.
http://www.HammondCast.com
Programm: “Organ meets Bigband”
Leitung: Michael Leuschner
Samstag, d. 01.08.2015, 20:30 Klostergarten Rostock

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/vb.133709526657853/1105371389491657/?type=3&theater

Youtube https://youtu.be/gX-6UczeyII

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/135785907

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1262828

Leader Michael Leuschner and Jon Hammond with the famous poster for “Organ Meets Bigband” – NDR Jazz archives special arrangements of Steve Gray come back to life here:

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/MNNCh.1BroadcastOnPublicAccessTVJonHammondShow

Youtube https://youtu.be/zw2VOfpHEJ8

Published July 24, 2015
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Topics Broadcasting, Public Access, Cable Access, MCTV, Manhattan Neighborhood network, #HammondOrgan Dave Van Ronk, Michael Brecker #MichaelBrecker #BarryFinnerty #musikmesse Alan Pasqua

JON HAMMOND: “WHERE’S THE GIG?”
https://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/
“Every time I see a musician walking down the street I say, ‘Hey, where’s the gig?’ Because it doesn’t matter what kind of music you play, if you’re carrying an instrument–going to a rehearsal, or coming back from a repair shop, whatever it is–we all need our gigs. And that’s what the union is all about. Hopefully, we can all keep working and be supportive of everybody’s gigs. There’s room for everybody.”

Jon Hammond is a musician, composer, bandleader, publisher, journalist, TV show host, radio DJ, and multi-media entrepreneur. He currently travels the world, playing gigs and attending trade shows.

THE EARLY YEARS
Jon Hammond was born in Chicago in 1953. His father was a doctor and his mother was a housewife. They both played the piano. In 1957, his parents moved Jon and his four sisters to Berkeley, CA, where his father worked in a hospital as head of the emergency room. When he was nine, Jon started accordion lessons. “In those days, they had studios where parents would drop their kids off after school for tap dancing and accordion lessons. There were accordion bands and they would compete against each other.”

Jon played his first gig at a senior citizens luncheon when he was eleven. Not only did he get a free lunch but he was paid $25 –a lot of money in those days. Jon says his father was supportive, but did not want him to pursue a music career. “He told me that music was a great hobby. He got me a wonderful professional accordion for my Bar Mitzvah, directly from John Molinari, one of the greatest accordionists who ever lived. It was a Guilietti Professional Tone Chamber accordion. That’s the accordion I won Jr. Jazz Champion on in 1966.”

In high school, Jon attended a private boys school in San Francisco. He was a class clown, and when it got to the point where he was going to be expelled, Jon took his accordion and ran away from home. He immersed himself in the San Francisco music scene and started playing organ in several bands. By 1971 he was in a four piece rock group called Hades which shared a rehearsal space with Quicksilver Messenger Service. “I was friends with their manager, Ron Polte, who also managed guitarist John Cipollina. We got to open for his band, Copperhead.”

Jon in the early 70s
Jon in the early 70s

Jon continued to play gigs in the Bay Area in different configurations, including a few gigs with a young Eddie Money. By this time Jon had become frustrated with the Bay Area scene. One night while playing a biker bar he got into a fight and his band didn’t come to his defense. “That was the last straw. I was angry and I said I wasn’t coming back.”

Jon moved to Boston in 1973 to attend the Berklee School of Music. He also got a gig playing in Boston’s Combat Zone backing up burlesque shows. When Jon saw one of his idols, pianist Keith Jarrett play in New York he told him he was going to Berklee and asked him for advice. “Keith looked me right in the eye and said ‘Berklee can be very dangerous for your music.’ It was like he popped this huge bubble. Years later I came to understand what he was talking about. You have to learn the fundamentals, but the music itself comes from a much deeper place. They can’t teach that, you have to find it yourself.”

When Jon’s teachers began sitting in on his gigs in Boston, he questioned why he was in school if the teachers were coming to play with him. He quit school, moved to Cape Cod and started playing with bandleader Lou Colombo. “He did all the private parties for Tip O’Neill. We played what they used to call the business man’s beat. On the gig it was forbidden to swing. It was like swing cut in half. So if you tried to go with the four, Lou would say, ‘Don’t swing it, don’t swing it.’ He pounded it into my head night after night.”

LATE RENT
In 1981 Jon took a trip to Paris where he broke through his writers block and wrote some of his best music. He returned to New York with his new tunes and started a production company with the idea of getting a record deal for a friend that had played on a #1 hit record. After months of pounding the pavement with no results, Jon realized he had better work on his own music before his money ran out. He took the last of his savings, including his upcoming rent money, and went into the studio to record what came to be known as “The Late Rent Sessions”.

The session had Todd Anderson on tenor sax, Barry Finnerty on guitar, Stephen Ferrone on drums, and Jon on B3. They recorded at Intergalactic, the last studio that John Lennon recorded in. Jon had no luck getting a record deal for his new project, but he did get gigs in New York with his band Jon Hammond and the Late Rent Session Men.

Jon-at-NAMM
Jon Hammond Band Onstage at NAMM, 2014: Joe Berger, Dom Famularo, Alex Budman, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond

In 1982, Jon found out about public access television and the idea that anyone could produce a show and get it on TV. He started broadcasting on Manhattan’s public station in 1984. “I decided I was going to produce a radio show on TV. The first episodes showed just my tapping foot and my voice. It was a gimmick. We had graphics that were synchronized to go with the music. It worked out well. People dug it.” Within a few weeks, Jon was interviewed and featured in Billboard Magazine. The Jon Hammond Show was considered an alternative to the clips on Cable TV. “MTV was still in its infancy. We had a concept that was revolutionary. My phone started ringing and we were the hot kids on the block.”

LIVING ABROAD
Jon continued to play gigs in New York and produce his TV show. In 1987, he went to his first trade show (NAMM) where he was introduced to Mr. Julio Guilietti, the man who built his accordion. He then began traveling to trade shows and making contacts with musicians and companies around the world, including Hammond Suzuki. “They gave me the Hammond XB-2, the first really powerful portable Hammond organ. Glenn Derringer, one of my all-time heroes, presented it to me. I got one of the first. Paul Shaffer from the Letterman Show got the other. At the time there was only one EXP-100 expression pedal–we had to share the pedal. I used the pedal for my gigs and when Paul needed it I would bring it over to him at 30 Rockefeller Center on my bicycle.”

In the early 90s, when his New York gigs began drying up, Jon was encouraged to go to Germany. “It was a hard time. My father had just died and there were very few gigs. I got the XB-2 organ right when I needed it, so I decided to take a chance. I bought a roundtrip ticket to Frankfurt with an open return. I went with 50 bucks and stayed for a year. When I came back, I had 100 bucks.”

Jon stayed at a friend’s house and played a borrowed accordion on the street until he could get a band together. “I played on the street until my fingers turned blue and would collect enough money to get some fish soup. After about two weeks I got a call—I had put a band together and had 3 gigs coming up. A TV show had heard my story and wanted to do a story on me. At the first gig 19 people came; the second only 15 people came. Then I got the little spot on TV. When I came to the third gig people were lined up down the street. When I walked up I thought they were having an art exhibit. When they said, ‘No, they’re waiting for you.’ I choked up, I couldn’t even talk. So I’ve been playing there every year since. The people in Germany really saved my musical career at a time when very few things were happening for me in New York or San Francisco. I have a really good following in Europe. I keep busy as a musician in the States, playing hospitals and assisted living places, but my band dates I pretty much play overseas.”

Jon’s Late Rent Sessions was eventually released on a German label and received modest airplay. During the 90s he travelled back and forth to Europe, spending a year playing gigs in Paris, and eventually settling in Hamburg. Since then he has released two more albums and has played gigs in Moscow, Shanghai, and Australia. With the help of the internet, Jon is able to produce his TV show anywhere.

PRESENT DAY
In the mid-2000s Jon produced Hammondcast, a radio program for CBS that aired in San Francisco at four in the morning and was rebroadcast before Oakland A’s games. “When the baseball games played in the afternoon, my show would play for about 20 minutes and then it was pre-empted. I had a lot of fun with that.” His guests included Danny Glover, Barry Melton from Country Joe & the Fish, and many local people. “It took me awhile to figure out that I had permission to broadcast anything I wanted. I could play the London Philharmonic or Stevie Wonder. My tag line was ‘Hello, Hello, Hello! Wake up or go back to sleep…’”

Today, Jon continues to visit tradeshows and is determined to keep doing everything he does as long as he can. “I made a pact with my longtime co-producer, guitarist Joe Berger, that we are going to go to these trade shows until we are little old men with canes.”

Jon has released four CDs

The Tubes – Band Tonight in Bremen Germany ladies and gentlemen! – Coffee Time with The Tubes’ Rick Anderson and Prairie Prince – Jon Hammond
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tubes
L to R Rick Andrson, Jon Hammond, Prairie Prince
Wiki:
The Tubes is a San Francisco-based rock band whose 1975 debut album included the hit single “White Punks on Dope”. During its first fifteen years or so, the band’s live performances combined quasi-pornography with wild satires of media, consumerism, and politics.[citation needed] They are perhaps best remembered for their 1983 single “She’s a Beauty”, a top 10 U.S. hit with a frequently-played music video in the early days of MTV; and in the 1980 film Xanadu singing the rock portion of the cross-genre song “Dancin'” opposite a big band.
Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Format: Betamax, VHS

MNN Ch 1 Broadcast on Public Access TV Jon Hammond Show preview air time 08/01 1:30 AM Original Music Travel and Soft News long running cable access on Manhattan Neighborhood Network 32nd year, this episode classic Jon Hammond Show opening with Lloyd Lindsay Young then weather man on WOR, followed by a spirited performance of Jon Hammond Band “Get Back in The Groove” in world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt for Jon’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party with Joe Berger guitar, Heinz Lichius drums, Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond at the organ – then the late great Dave Van Ronk exclusive on Jon Hammond Show from days of MCTV Manhattan Cable TV, interview with Alan Pasqua – pianist: Alan speaks about playing with ALLAN HOLDSWORTH & TONY WILLIAMS, studying at New England Conservatory with JAKI BAYARD and studio work with numerous artists including KENNY ROGERS, EDDIE MONEY and many more. Currently on-tour with guitarist ALLAN HOLDSWORTH, bassist JIMMY HASLIP and drummer CHAD WACKERMAN – then back in time to a 1984 performance of Barry Finnerty band with the late great tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker in the club “Seventh Avenue South” that was owned by Michael and his brother Randy Brecker in Greenwich Village. Followed by Joe Franklin king of Radio and TV recently sadly passed away promoting Jon Hammond Show HammondCast ©JON HAMMOND International http://www.HammondCast.com

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/GetBackInTheGrooveJonHammondFunkUnitAcousticNationNAMMConcert1

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

by Jon Hammond
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Topics Meetinghouse Jazz Orchestra, Big Band, Arrangements Todd Anderson, Jon Hammond, Organist, ASCAP Composer, BMI, Friends Seminary school, Bob Rosen, Trombones, Art Baron, Trumpets, Greg Ruvolo, David Zalud, Funk Soul Blues #HammondOrgan

Documentary Film of Tuesday night session at Friends Seminary School in Manhattan, 5 original compositions!
“Head Phone” by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson
“Lydia’s Tune” by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson
“Late Rent” by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson
“Pocket Funk” by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson
“Have a Nice Day Blues” by Todd Anderson arranged by Todd Anderson
*Note: Tenor Saxophonist Arranger Todd Anderson was Jon Hammond’s teacher for Arranging and Compostion at Berklee College of Music in Boston MA in 1973. 10 years later they recorded this music for TV Show “The Jon Hammond Show” still on TV every week for 32 years, the recording session went down at Intergalactic Recording Studios where John Lennon did some of his last recording dates. The big band here is presided over by Professor Bob Rosen in charge of the music program at Friends Seminary School on Manhattan’s East Side, 230 year old school K – 12th grade. Top sight reading musicians gather weekly, these are the names I know at this time – more coming: Mike Campenni drums, Charles Lee a.s., Jim Piela a.s., Bob Rosen t.s., David Zalud trpt., Greg Ruvolo trpt. Todd Anderson t.s., Jon Hammond Hammond Sk1 org., Art Baron trombone, Pat Hall trmb., Alfredo Marques trmb., – entire session documentary ©JON HAMMOND International / Todd Anderson ASCAP / BMI – additional info http://www.HammondCast.com as seen on Manhattan Neighborhood Network Channel 1 community channel and streaming worldwide, late Fri. nights / early Sat. morning at 1:30 AM Eastern Standard Time – Associated Musicians of Greater New York Local 802, Jon is also a dual member of AFM Local 6 Musicians Union San Francisco – the date of this session was October 20, 2015

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

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Legendary TV and Radio Host Joe Franklin Podcast with Jon Hammond Vlogging!

November 20, 2015

*WATCH THE MOVIE HERE; Legendary TV and Radio Host Joe Franklin Podcast with Jon Hammond Vlogging!

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

My first Vlogging attempt..check it out!!

Jon’s archive http://archive.org/details/JonHammondJOEFRANKLINatLaughFactoryonHammondCast_0

Youtube 8,918 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!

TV and Radio Broadcasting Legend Joe Franklin here with Jon Hammond HammondCast

*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

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/48MinuteDocumentaryJazzMovieBigBandWithOrganistJonHammond

by Jon Hammond

48 minute Documentary movie of Tuesday night session at Friends Seminary School in Manhattan, 5 original compositions!
“Head Phone” by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson
“Lydia’s Tune” by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson
“Late Rent” by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson
“Pocket Funk” by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson
“Have a Nice Day Blues” by Todd Anderson arranged by Todd Anderson
*Note: Tenor Saxophonist Arranger Todd Anderson was Jon Hammond’s teacher for Arranging and Compostion at Berklee College of Music in Boston MA in 1973. 10 years later they recorded this music for TV Show “The Jon Hammond Show” still on TV every week for 32 years, the recording session went down at Intergalactic Recording Studios where John Lennon did some of his last recording dates. The big band here is presided over by Professor Bob Rosen in charge of the music program at Friends Seminary School on Manhattan’s East Side, 230 year old school K – 12th grade. Top sight reading musicians gather weekly – more info: http://www.HammondCast.com ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP / BMI

Photographs Courtesy of Elmar Lemes

Youtube https://youtu.be/2mcykc-OHTg

these are the names I know at this time – more coming: Mike Campenni drums, Charles Lee a.s., Jim Piela a.s., Bob Rosen t.s., David Zalud trpt., Greg Ruvolo trpt. Todd Anderson t.s., Jon Hammond Hammond Sk1 org., Art Baron trombone, Pat Hall trmb., Alfredo Marques trmb., – entire session documentary ©JON HAMMOND International / Todd Anderson ASCAP / BMI – additional info http://www.HammondCast.com as seen on Manhattan Neighborhood Network Channel 1 community channel and streaming worldwide, late Fri. nights / early Sat. morning at 1:30 AM Eastern Standard Time – Associated Musicians of Greater New York Local 802, Jon is also a dual member of AFM Local 6 Musicians Union San Francisco – the date of this session was October 20, 2015

Jon’s Journal – Logic Pro X – Apple Logic Recording / Playing workshop at The Beacon School conducted by Mark Via w/spcl. guests Joe Berger and yours’ truly Jon Hammond (behind camera & organ:

Put up a little tent that says “Free Cell Phones” and the people will come flocking! Maybe it’s a good name for a band these days – Jon Hammond

Real nice old car just blew my doors off on the 280 Freeway! He had the hammer down, looking real sharp, Jon Hammond

Hamburg Germany — Route 66 Hamburg Street P.R. Team – Mr. Berger and Mr. Hammond, thanks for the super cool T-Shirts Jens! They’ve been seen on TV and all over the place.

‘Return of The Student’ – 40 years later! Jon Hammond sits down with his piano teacher Tony Germain at Berklee College of Music in Boston MA exactly 40 years to the day that they first sat down at the piano together at 1140 Boylston Street in the Beantown – excellent interview! As seen on The Jon Hammond Show – MNN TV – Manhattan Neighborhood Network Channel 1 – TV Producers of Manhattan Neighborhood Network [MNN]

*LINK: https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153098437422102/

High Definition Video inside Tony’s Office at 1140 Boylston Street Boston – the old Berklee College of Music building

Classic episode of Jon Hammond Show known as Val Hal Jazz Pub Special – for my friends in Brooklyn by Brooklyn Academy of Music / BAM and Junior’s Restaurant & Cheesecake deli where the notorious Val Hal Jazz Pub used to me – actual audio from Val Hal gig – Jon Hammond

*LINK: https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153098404357102/

Lazy Larry in the house…one of this century’s most important writers since James Joyce! *as seen on MNN TV Jon Hammond Show
Jon Hammond

Flashback — as seen on The Jon Hammond Show: THE NEGATIVES
Featuring Crazy Barry (everything) and Lazy Larry (nothing)!
MNN Ch. 1 Manhattan Neighborhood Network
https://youtu.be/oMEMSbTl2Lo

Anaheim CA — it was great meeting Rafael Feliciano at end of last NAMM Show…close friend of my friend Raul Rekow, I knew that Raul had been ill lately but I am shocked to hear he just died, this is terrible! Raul was the most healthy cat I ever met, terrible loss! So saddened to hear about, sorry for your loss Rafael and all the people who knew this great great Conguero! rest in peace Raul, Jon Hammond


2nd image – My friend Raul Rekow on the Carlos Santana Band with Carlos onstage there, Alex Ligertwood was on the band then…I shot this in Paris 1981 – Jon Hammond

R.I.P. Eddie Sorenson – Levittown Long Island New York *in middle in this photo, L to R: Jon Hammond, Eddie Sorenson, Eddie Money.

I was in a band with the 2 Eddie’s in 1970-’71, Eddie was an excellent guitarist and vocalist. My deepest condolences go out to the Sorenson Family, Eddie Money and all Eddie’s friends. I have just been informed of this very sad news Eddie Sorenson has died.
Sincerely, Jon
*Photo at BB King’s NYC, either on Eddie’s bus or backstage – JH

Still my favorite version Hammond Organ 80th Anniversary Docu Film International projekt directed by main man Tino Pavlis! From Sandweg in Frankfurt to Hamamatsu Japan, Chicago and Anaheim California folks! – Jon Hammond​
http://blog.sfgate.com/jon-hammond/2015/08/14/tinos-hammond-organ-80th-anniversary-film-documentary-trailer/

Keeping the tradition Tino! and we had a lot of fun, much more coming too! – JH spcl. thanks / dankeschön Joe Berger, Michael Falkenstein, Professor Klaus Maier founder of Hammond Deutschland, musikmesse​, The NAMM Show​, Suzuki Musical Instruments​ Team – International project coming to a theater near you soon! – the sound at the heart of Funk Soul Blues Gospel and don’t forget Classical and Theater Organ – with original music from Jon Hammond Band​ coast to coast and around the world!

Jon Hammond​ Apple iTunes Podcast FEED
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hammondcast-show/id97154584?mt=2
Funk Soul Blues and Soft News – thanks Apple Inc.​

Legendary Host, TV and Radio, Joe Franklin, Vlogging, Podcast, Memory Lane, Hammond Organist, Cable TV Show, #JoeFranklin #Vlogging #CableTV

Jon Hammond Funk Unit Location: NAMM Sheraton Acoustic Stage Event Date: Thursday, January 21, 2016

November 18, 2015

Jon Hammond Funk Unit Location: NAMM Sheraton Acoustic Stage Event Date: Thursday, January 21, 2016 9:00pm to 9:40pm

https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit-0

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Jon
Hammond
Organ / Organist Leader
Joe 
Berger
guitar / guitarist

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: “White Onions” by Jon Hammond NAMM Show Center Stage Jon Hammond Funk Unit FULL HIGH DEF, let it load

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

#TheNAMMShow White Onions Jon Hammond Funk Unit NAMM Showcase

by Jon Hammond

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Topics NAMM Show, Lunch set, Bernard Purdie, Jon Hammond, Onions, Funky Jazz, Hercules folding stands, KHS America, Hammond Organ

#‎TheNAMMShow‬ “White Onions” Jon Hammond Funk Unit NAMM Showcase lunch set https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2015/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit
23rd 2015 reprising 1989 Late Rent Sessions recording ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP with special guest Bernard Purdie drums, Leslie J. Carter percussion Jon Hammond organ (original members on record) featuring Koei Tanaka chromatic harmonica from Tokyo Japan Suzuki world star, Joe Berger guitar JJ guitars, Alex Budman tenor saxophone Dom Famularo returning to the NAMM Stage – special thanks NAMM President CEO Joe Lamond, KHS Hercules folding stands – congratulations KHS America: Announces Acquisition of Hohner Inc. USA

Producer Jon Hammond
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English

Youtube http://youtu.be/EKavYAXYYw4

‪#‎TheNAMMShow‬ “White Onions” Jon Hammond Funk Unit NAMM Showcase lunch set https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2015/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit
23rd 2015 reprising 1989 Late Rent Sessions recording ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP with special guest Bernard Purdie drums, Leslie J. Carter percussion Jon Hammond organ (original members on record) featuring Koei Tanaka chromatic harmonica from Tokyo Japan Suzuki world star, Joe Berger guitar JJ guitars, Alex Budman tenor saxophone Dom Famularo returning to the NAMM Stage

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

by Jon Hammond
Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Topics Jazz vivant producteur Andre Francis, radio france inter, jon hammond, paris

Paris France — Onstage camera of Jon Hammond captures this live radio concert Maison de Radio France Studio Charles Trenet Jazz vivant producteur: Andre Francis
circa 28th March 1996
Jon Hammond orgue / Hammond organ & bass
George Brown drums (the late great jazz drummer from Wes Montgomery records)
Barry Finnerty guitar
Francoise Pujol piano
special thanks merci beaucoup to M. Andre Francis, the Mr. Jazz of French radio from 1946 to 1997 who also presented Miles Davis Quintet when Tony Williams and Ron Carter were on Miles’ band in July 1964
Jon Hammond International – http://www.HammondCast.com

Jazz vivant producteur ©Andre Francis radio france inter jon hammond paris

Run time 13 minutes 25 seconds
Producer Jon Hammond
Audio/Visual sound, color

Jon’s archive http://ia801502.us.archive.org/8/items/6842261003/684226_1003.mp4

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1273397

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/140682109

Youtube https://youtu.be/2rM_x3kZBG8

Preview of Public Access TV Show Jon Hammond Show air time 10/03 – Jon Hammond Band with special guest Lee Oskar in jazzkeller Frankfurt, Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Totó Gulino drums, Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ – Jon Hammond Band in The Savoy Lounge, “Pocket Funk” with Barry Finnerty guitar, Todd Anderson tenor saxophone, Joris Dudli drums, Jon Hammond at the B3 organ ©JON HAMMOND International http://www.HammondCast.com

Photo by Joachim Hildebrand

Photos by Joachim Hildebrand

by Jon Hammond

Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Topics Jazz, Blues, Public Access TV, tenor sax, harmonica, guitar, #HammondOrgan

Bernies Music Land, Australian Music Association – as seen on MNN TV Channel 1 The Jon Hammond Show 31st Year Manhattan the Bronx and Streaming World Wide – Swinging Funky Jazz and Blues – member publisher ASCAP, Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM, Local 6 Musicians Union of San Francisco CA – Excelsior Accordions – HammondCast Radio and TV https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2015/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit Performance Info Set Time – NAMM Sheraton Acoustic Stage Event Date: Thursday, January 21, 2016

Sheraton Acoustic Stage, Event Date, January 21, 2016, Funk Unit, Cable Access TV, Producer, Host, #HammondOrgan #NAMMShow #Sheraton

MNN TV Channel 1 Preview Jon Hammond Show Public Access TV Program

November 17, 2015

*WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: MNN TV Channel 1 Preview Jon Hammond Show Public Access TV Program

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260214

by Jon Hammond

Published February 9, 2015
Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Topics Jon Hammond Show, MNN TV, Channel 1, Bernard Purdie, NAMM Show, Memorial clip, Original music, ASCAP Composer, JON HAMMOND International, Hammond Organ, Funk Masterpiece, Musicians Union, Local 802

Jon Hammond Show on MNN TV Channel 1 Community Channel, 32nd year on Cable Access TV – Funk Soul Blues and Soft News – just back from NAMM Show, Jon Hammond Show with Bernard Purdie and Jon’s coverage of annual NAMM Memorial Tribute to industry leaders lost last year including Jeff Golub, Joe Wilder, Gerald Wilson, Johnny Winter, with original music from Jon Hammond “Lydia’s Tune” Jon Hammond Band in Hilton Hotel Lobby “Head Phone” Sound Soul Summit Funk Masterpiece Jon Hammond Band in jazzkeller Frankfurt Jon’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party and more – ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP http://www.HammondCast.com

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

by Jon Hammond
Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Topics Jazz vivant producteur Andre Francis, radio france inter, jon hammond, paris

Paris France — Onstage camera of Jon Hammond captures this live radio concert Maison de Radio France Studio Charles Trenet Jazz vivant producteur: Andre Francis
circa 28th March 1996
Jon Hammond orgue / Hammond organ & bass
George Brown drums (the late great jazz drummer from Wes Montgomery records)
Barry Finnerty guitar
Francoise Pujol piano
special thanks merci beaucoup to M. Andre Francis, the Mr. Jazz of French radio from 1946 to 1997 who also presented Miles Davis Quintet when Tony Williams and Ron Carter were on Miles’ band in July 1964
Jon Hammond International – http://www.HammondCast.com

Jazz vivant producteur ©Andre Francis radio france inter jon hammond paris

Run time 13 minutes 25 seconds
Producer Jon Hammond
Audio/Visual sound, color

Jon’s archive http://ia801502.us.archive.org/8/items/6842261003/684226_1003.mp4

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1273397

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/140682109

Youtube https://youtu.be/2rM_x3kZBG8

Preview of Public Access TV Show Jon Hammond Show air time 10/03 – Jon Hammond Band with special guest Lee Oskar in jazzkeller Frankfurt, Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Totó Gulino drums, Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ – Jon Hammond Band in The Savoy Lounge, “Pocket Funk” with Barry Finnerty guitar, Todd Anderson tenor saxophone, Joris Dudli drums, Jon Hammond at the B3 organ ©JON HAMMOND International http://www.HammondCast.com

Photo by Joachim Hildebrand

Photos by Joachim Hildebrand

by Jon Hammond

Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Topics Jazz, Blues, Public Access TV, tenor sax, harmonica, guitar, #HammondOrgan

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

Jon Russell Indie Pool KYOU Radio Jazz Blues Radio CBS Network Chicago San Francisco

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The Indie Pool: Jon Russell Hosts Jon Hammond KYOURADIO San Francisco CA–
Not just another interview show with music. More like an audio magazine that digs deeper so you’ll come away with a better understanding of the featured artists and bands and their music. Every couple of weeks the Indie Pool presents a new installment giving you an opportunity to come away with a better understanding of who’s making today’s music and why. The Indie Pool showcases: Jon Hammond
With music from Jon Hammond played live in the studios of KYOU Radio with Host Jon Russell and tracks from Jon’a album NDR SESSIONS Projekt on Ham-Beger-Friz Records ©JON HAMMOND International

Jon’s special archive http://archive.org/details/HammondCast_22

Al Jazzbo Collins

MNN TV, Public Access TV, Program, Preview, NAMM Memorial Tribute, Hilton Hotel, 80th Anniversary, Hammond Organs, #NAMM #HammondOrgan #CableTV

NAMM Showcase Believe in Music Awards Jon Hammond

November 17, 2015

*WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: NAMM Showcase Believe in Music Awards Jon Hammond

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

Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Topics Believe in Music Awards, Roy Burns, NAMM Show, Joe Lamond, Dom Famularo, Jon Hammond, Bernard Purdie, Funky Jazz, Blues, Hammond Organ, Suzuki Musical Instruments, ASCAP Composer, Musicians Union, Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM

Believe in Music Awards and NAMM Showcase Jon Hammond Band Center Stage with special guest Bernard Purdie – *Note: We will be kicking off a special Lunch Set at 12PM high noon Friday Jan. 23rd 2015 – Jon Hammond Funk Unit – INFO: 


Jon Hammond Funk Unit

Performance Info

Set Time: 
Friday, January 23, 2015 – 12:00pm to 12:40pm
Location/Stage: 
Anaheim C.C.
CenterStage

Artist Info

Joe Berger: Guitar/Guitarist
Dom Famularo: Drums/Drummer
Alex Budman: Tenor Saxopohone/Saxophonist
Koei Tanaka: Harmonica
Jon Hammond: Organ / Leader
Genre: 
Rock
Artist Bio: 
*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Dom Famularo Feature On Jon Hammond Band NAMM Show Jon’s archive: https://archive.org/details/DomFamularoFeatureOnJonHammondBandNAMMShow1 On the Youtube http://youtu.be/0656E-IWDn8 (Higher Quality) Jon Hammond Band 11AM Brunch Set – Center Patio Stage The NAMM Show feature Dom Famularo Power Funk Supreme drums on Jon’s tune “Head Phone” – Alex Budman tenor sax, Joe Berger guitar, Koei Tanaka / 田中光栄 – fan site harmonica, Jon Hammond organ – special thanks Sabian, JJ Guitars, Suzuki Musical Instruments Instruments, Bespeco Accessori, Alex Mingmann Hsieh Hsieh, Pmauriat Albest – stage crew Evan, Jennifer, April, cameo appearance by Wolfgang Lücke Director Musikmesse Frankfurt am Main Greg Herreman Productions NAMM Organization http://www.jonhammondband.com/ ©Jon Hammond International ASCAP – Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Jon Hammond, Alex Budman, Joe Berger, Dom Famularo, Wolfgang Lücke and Koei Tanaka at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Hammond Organ NAMM Meet and Greet & Award Party 80th Anniversary of Hammond Organ – Hammond Suzuki USA Friday evening January 24th – Anaheim Hilton Hotel http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.769861619709304.1073741837.133709526657853 2nd Annual Hammond Organ USA Suzuki Musical Instruments Meet and Greet Party before very special show commemorating 80th Anniversary of Hammond Organ and Award Presentation from The NAMM Show President CEO Joe Lamond to Mr. Shuji Suzuki President of Suzuki Musical Instruments makers of The Hammond Organ and Leslie Speaker products – players pre-show including Michael Falkenstein from Hammond Suzuki Deutschland, organist Keith Emerson of ELP/Emerson Lake & Palmer, Jon Hammond, Joe Berger, Studio Drummer Jay Dittamo, Gregg Gregory Gronowski, Rachel Flowers – Suzuki Hamamatsu Team Mr. M. Terada, Yu Beniya, Koei Tanaka the great Suzuki Harmonica Santa, Shigeyuki Ohtaka, Bernies Music Land’s Bernie Capicchiano & Robert Barbarossa from Australia, Hammond Movie Film Crew Tino Pavlis & Joachim Wiesel, MC / Editor Stephen Fortner of Keyboard Magazine, Jay Valle, Jon Hammond Band and Many More! Jon Hammond Organ Group Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/THESOUNDSOULSUMMITAllStarJamJonHammondBandFeaturingBernardPurdie Head Phone – Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie of Jon’s Band Featuring Bernard Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Alex Budman, Joe Berger2, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Stephen Fortner, Scott May, Joe Berger, Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Hilton Anaheim Lobby Special Program on 80th Anniversary of Hammond Organ USA – Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM presents special award to Mr. Shuji Suzuki President of Suzuki Musical Instruments Corp. makers of Hammond organ and Leslie speaker products on the occasion of 80th anniversary of Hammond organs – with Stephen Fortner of Keyboard Magazine and Gregg Grownowski of Hammond Suzuki USA also in photo – Jon Hammond Hammond News JON HAMMOND RECEIVES NAMM AWARD http://hammondorganco.com/jon-hammond-receives-namm-award/ JON HAMMOND RECEIVES NAMM AWARD At the recent 2014 Winter NAMM Expo, Hammond Artist JON HAMMOND received the “Beleive In Music” award from NAMM President Joe Lamond. Jon travels the World with his Hammond Sk1, swinging with his group, guesting with others and playing Solo. Jon also brings the joy of jazz to many folks who are ill or recuperating via his countless visits to Hospitals and Institutions everywhere. Congratulations, Jon! http://www.jonhammondband.com Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/NAMMBelieveInMusicAwardsAndPurdieShuffle(Higher Quality) Anaheim CA: This film starts out at the annual NAMM Believe In Music Awards and immediately afterwards Jon Hammond ran to the Center Patio Stage for a Jon Hammond Band performance with the inventor of “The Purdie Shuffle” Bernard Purdie! – Koei Tanaka / 田中光栄 – from Tokyo on harmonica, Alex Budman tenor sax, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the organ – http://www.jonhammondband.com/ — with Alex Budman, Joe Berger, Koei Tanaka, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie and Jon Hammond Organ Group at The NAMM Show Anaheim Convention Center Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/OpeningBluesIntroductionMusikmesseWarmUpPartyJazzkeller Jon Hammond Band annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in jazzkeller with opening remarks by Jon Hammond along with tenor saxophonist Peter Klohmann, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ powered by markbass amp – camera: Aurelia Nat, camera direction: Tino Pavlis http://www.HammondCast.com/ Youtube http://youtu.be/9ffDOldvQO8 Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/opening-blues-introduction-musikmesse-warm-up-party-jazzkeller-6768382 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1h47ab_opening-blues-introduction-musikmesse-warm-up-party-jazzkeller_music Main Man Stevie Wonder and Jon Hammond – The Big Handshake! — with Steve Simmons and Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Thanks to all the nice folks who came out and packed the club for my 28th musikmesse Warm Up Party 2 nights ago in the famous Jazzkeller! Jon Hammond / Jon Hammond Band *CLIP: http://youtu.be/eDPN2aZPhE4 No X-Cess Baggage Blues 2014 musikmesse Warm Up Party – Di. 11.03. “The FINGERS…are the SINGERS!” Musikmesse “Warm Up Party” in Jazzkeller JAZZ Jon Hammond (aus New York City) – organ Joe Berger – guitar Peter Klohmann – saxophone Giovanni Totò 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 jonhammondband.com/music Jon Hammond & Band / Jon Hammond Band More from Jon Hammond Klick: Behind The Beat http://behindthebeat.com/2006/05/jon-hammond-the-ndr-sessions-projekt/ Artikle: http://journal-frankfurt.de/funkyjazz — with Joe Berger, Peter Klohmann and Giovanni Totò Gulino at Jazzkeller special thanks / dankeschön to Frank Poehl for manning our camera! – cameo appearance: Michael Falkenstein and Jennifer Schiele Do. 13.03. Musikmesse-Session mit Jon Hammond Band http://www.facebook.com/events/836105496404711/ WhenThursday Time9:00pm until 12:00am Clear 66°F / 45°F CONFIRMED: Jon Hammond Band 18th Consecutive Year! Jon’s musikmesse-Session Funky Jazz and Blues Schon traditionell findet bei uns zur Frankfurter Musikmesse ein Treffen hochkarätiger Musiker statt. Wie auch in den vergangenen Jahren ist der aus New York stammende Orgelspieler Jon Hammond, mit Joe Berger „Berger-meister“, Peter Klohmann und Giovanni Gulino, angesagt. Im Spiel geht Jon Hammond absolut in seiner Musik und seiner Leidenschaft für den guten alten Hammond-Sound auf. Mit 18 Jahren kaufte er sich seine erste Hammond B3 und tourte mit der Rockband Hades im Vorprogramm von Tower Of Power oder Michael Bloomfield. Ein regelrechter Genießer: Seinen Kopf wiegt er ständig von einer Seite zur anderen. Die linke Hand ersetzt größtenteils den Part eines Bassisten, zusätzlich zu den verschiedenen Klangfarben, die er manuell justiert. Der Gitarrist Joe Berger gleicht einem Saiten-Hasardeur. Er spielte bereits mit Who-Bassist John Entwistle und sorgte in dessen Band für den Studio-Mix. Peter Klohmann ist ein junger talentierter Tenorsaxophonist. Giovanni Totò Gulino ziseliert an den Becken, setzt genaue Akzente auf der Fußtrommel und spielt leichte, luft Joe Berger „Berger-meister“ – Gitarre Peter Klohmann – Tenorsaxophon http://www.peterklohmann.com/ Giovanni Totò Gulino – Schlagzeug Jazzkeller Hofheim Hattersheimer Str. 6b, 65179 Hofheim In Taunus, Hessen, Germany View Map · Get Directions Jon Hammond Band People of Hofheim am Taunus: We are really looking forward to returning again for our 18th consecutive year to good old Jazzkeller-Hofheim for our annual musikmesse-Session ab Do. 13.03 / Thursday, March 13, 2014 – see you there / wir sehen uns! Jon Hammond http://hammondcast.wordpress.com/2013/05/17/czechoslovakian-salsa-song-2013-hd-1080p/Getting a little LOUD around the house folks? No Problem…Protective Hearing Headphones For The Kinder! – protective hearing people: The 3M Peltor™ Kid range Passive Ear Muffs are attractive neon green hearing protectors available in headband version only. These products are specially designed for younger wearers, including children, to protect against moderate levels of noise in everyday situation such as social and leisure activities. Modern, stylish slim line cup design High visibility colours for attracting attention thus increasing safety Liquid sealing rings for improved comfort Unique low profile headband design helps maintain constant pressure thus providing confidence in protection Soft wide cushions helps reduce pressure around the ears and improves comfort and wearability Easy to replace cushions and inserts helps keep them hygienically clean – Jon Hammond Jon Hammond Band takes a bow after encores – Jon’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the famous Jazzkeller – L to R: Jon Hammond, Peter Klohmann Giovanni Totò Gulino Joe Berger http://www.jonhammondband.com/ — with Joe Berger and 3 others at Jazzkeller Master Baker Mr. Tulan Jon Hammond’s friend delivering the fresh masterpiece birthday cake for Jon Hammond Dom Famularo, Sabian Cymbals, Jon Hammond, NAMM Show, Funky Jazz, Blues, musikmesse, Hammond Organ, Sk1, Local 802, AFM, Bernard Purdie, Frankfurt, Fender Super Bassman, markbass



Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/48MinuteDocumentaryJazzMovieBigBandWithOrganistJonHammond

by Jon Hammond

48 minute Documentary movie of Tuesday night session at Friends Seminary School in Manhattan, 5 original compositions!
“Head Phone” by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson
“Lydia’s Tune” by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson
“Late Rent” by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson
“Pocket Funk” by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson
“Have a Nice Day Blues” by Todd Anderson arranged by Todd Anderson
*Note: Tenor Saxophonist Arranger Todd Anderson was Jon Hammond’s teacher for Arranging and Compostion at Berklee College of Music in Boston MA in 1973. 10 years later they recorded this music for TV Show “The Jon Hammond Show” still on TV every week for 32 years, the recording session went down at Intergalactic Recording Studios where John Lennon did some of his last recording dates. The big band here is presided over by Professor Bob Rosen in charge of the music program at Friends Seminary School on Manhattan’s East Side, 230 year old school K – 12th grade. Top sight reading musicians gather weekly – more info: http://www.HammondCast.com ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP / BMI

Photographs Courtesy of Elmar Lemes

Youtube https://youtu.be/2mcykc-OHTg

these are the names I know at this time – more coming: Mike Campenni drums, Charles Lee a.s., Jim Piela a.s., Bob Rosen t.s., David Zalud trpt., Greg Ruvolo trpt. Todd Anderson t.s., Jon Hammond Hammond Sk1 org., Art Baron trombone, Pat Hall trmb., Alfredo Marques trmb., – entire session documentary ©JON HAMMOND International / Todd Anderson ASCAP / BMI – additional info http://www.HammondCast.com as seen on Manhattan Neighborhood Network Channel 1 community channel and streaming worldwide, late Fri. nights / early Sat. morning at 1:30 AM Eastern Standard Time – Associated Musicians of Greater New York Local 802, Jon is also a dual member of AFM Local 6 Musicians Union San Francisco – the date of this session was October 20, 2015

Jon’s Journal – Logic Pro X – Apple Logic Recording / Playing workshop at The Beacon School conducted by Mark Via w/spcl. guests Joe Berger and yours’ truly Jon Hammond (behind camera & organ:

Put up a little tent that says “Free Cell Phones” and the people will come flocking! Maybe it’s a good name for a band these days – Jon Hammond

Real nice old car just blew my doors off on the 280 Freeway! He had the hammer down, looking real sharp, Jon Hammond

Believe in Music Award, Awardees, Joe Lamond, Dan Del Fiorentino, Tony Arambarri, Jon Hammond Band, #Accordion #HammondOrgan #BigBand #Local6 #Local 802