Center Stage Lee Oskar Feature Jon Hammond Allstars

May 10, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Center Stage Lee Oskar Feature Jon Hammond Allstars

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Frankfurt Germany — Center Stage musikmesse Lee Oskar Feature on Jon Hammond
Allstars Band “Lydia’s Tune” written by Jon Hammond in Paris – Peter
Klohmann tenor, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger gitarre, Jon
Hammond Sk1 organ + bass with photos by Andreas Meer at end ©JON HAMMOND
International

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Center Stage WHITE ONIONS Jon Hammond Allstar Band with special guest Lee Oskar – musikmesse​ 2017 Frankfurt Germany
Musicians: Peter Klohmann​ tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino​ drums, Joe Berger​ guitar, Lee Oskar​ harmonica, Jon Hammond​ organ

Special Events Announcer Eleftherios Mavros​ aka Mavros Freitag​ – Photos by Vollmond Konzertfotografie special thanks Dita Vollmond​, Wolfgang Lücke​ Messe Frankfurt​ – Photos LINK: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ditavollmond/sets/72157682204136966

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L to R: Joe Berger, Jon Hammond, Lee Oskar, Giovanni Totò Gulino, Peter Klohmann – Jon Hammond Allstar Band

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Pocket Funk Pictures Video

May 7, 2017

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Jon Hammond Allstar Band with special guest Lee Oskar Center Stage concert musikmesse ProLight + Sound 2017 with photographs by master photographers Andreas Meer and Dita Vollmond also Bernie Capicchiano. Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass, Lee Oskar harmonica

– special events announcer Eleftherios Mavros, special thanks Wolfgang Lücke, Johannes Weber, Christopher Sparkes, Anke Lich, Ilona Schlesinger-Jakoby, Eva Lang, Michael Birk Veranstaltungslogistik GmbH, Messe Frankfurt Team – Note: This is the 31st musikmesse for Jon Hammond and Joe Berger! See you next year folks! http://www.jonhammondband.com

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Jon Hammond Show 0506 Broadcast MNN TV Channel 1 air time 01:30 AM, 05/06 – first segment, jazzkeller “Czechoslovakian Salsa Song” musikmesse Warm Up Party – “The FINGERS…are the SINGERS!”
musikmesse “Warm Up Party”
Jon Hammond & Band

Jon Hammond – organ
Joe Berger – guitar
Peter Klohmann – saxophone
Giovanni Totò Gulino – drums

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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’s equipment
Hammond Sk1 organ
powered by Markbass bass amplifier
special thanks Eugen and jazzkeller Team
black and white photographs courtesy of Elmar Lemes
Saray Pastanesi Frankfurt baked the beautiful chocolate chocolate birthday cake for Jon Hammond and his guests

Thank you to everybody for keeping this beautiful tradition going,
celebrating 31 consecutive years musikmesse Jon Hammond Joe Berger &
Band
music composed by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND International American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) as seen on The Jon Hammond Show MNN TV Channel 1
34th year of Jon Hammond’s cable TV show

Second segment, Musikmesse-Session in Jazzkeller Hofheim Lydia’s Tune Jon Hammond & Band – bossa nova tune from Jon’s first album, Peter Klohmann t.s., Giovanni Totò Gulino dr., Joe Berger g., Jon Hammond o.+b.- composed by Jon Hammond

Third segment, Melody Without Name Jon Hammond Band Jazzkeller Frankfurt – Note: Jon’s organ is powered by Markbass Bass Amps house combo bass amp only – Joe Berger guitar, Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ – this is Jon Hammond and Joe Berger’s 31st consecutive musikmesse traditional warm up party and Jon’s 64th birthday party with many friends in the house in world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt
Jon’s birthday Chocolate Chocolate Cake baked by the best bakery in Frankfurt Saray Pastanesi
http://www.HammondCast.com original composition by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND International

BREAKING MUSIC NEWS: — DOWN HOME RECORDS IN-STORE PERFORMANCE: JON HAMMOND and MARC BAUM Funky Jazz & Blues + Free Red Beans & Rice – FRIDAY MAY 12th at 5PM – El Cerrito CA
Jon Hammond and Marc Baum go back a long long time! – Jon Hammond at the Hammond organ Marc Baum on tenor saxophone 10341 San Pablo Ave. Down Home Music Store
Downtown El Cerrito CA http://www.downhomemusic.com

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AFN Radio Powerlite Broadcast Host Margie Glad with Jon Hammond Band

May 5, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: AFN Radio Powerlite Broadcast Host Margie Glad with Jon Hammond Band

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This remarkable film documents 3/17 1994 AFN POWERLITE Show live broadcast of JON HAMMOND Band playing and talking on-air with host MARGIE GLAD ‘The Voice of AFN Europe” 873 AM MW at that time. First-ever public performance of original composition “Nu Funk” (“Hip Hop Chitlins”).

The broadcast was heard world-wide and recorded and later released on Jon Hammond’s album “Late Rent”. James Preston of band Sons of Champlin drums, Barry Finnerty gtr., Jon Hammond XB-2 organ/bass Joe Berger audio. *Special thanks: Marietta Windhorst, Andrea English (Prdcr.), David Osterloh, and the Crew at AFN Frankfurt Headquarters. *Note: Jon was pushing Musikmesse Frankfurt, their show next night at Brotfabrik with spcl. guest LEE OSKAR also on the web and Joan Baez & Mimi Farina Bread and Roses Orgnization for whom he has performed numerous shows in homeless shelters, hospitals and nursing homes.
©JON HAMMOND International 2007 * http://www.HammondCast.com Jon’s radio show HammondCast is heard daily early mornings on KYOU & KYCY 1550AM SF CA and streaming worldwide http://www.kyouradio.org

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Musician Jon Hammond on AFN Europe TV Show PROFILE, Musikmesse Special. Jon worked together with AFN’s SSgt Albert Viera and SSG Terry Anderson to create this special entitled “Sound Cops” aka “Sound Police” or “Sound Polizei”

with very entertaining cameo appearances by Joe Berger (guitar) Michael Maier Falkenstein (Hammond organ with Jon) and the 2 Sound Polizei ‘Noise Control’ guys “Lorenzo” and his partner, busted for Electric Guitar Rocking!

You will find this story very enjoyable! Special thanks to AFN Europe and Musikmesse Frankfurt ©2007 http://www.HammondCast.com

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Jon Hammond Band Makes Trade Show History with Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM on the band at musikmesse Photos Just In from Andreas Meer

*Note: Andreas Meer the great Master Rock Photographer lives in Frankfurt Germany – thanks for these fine photos Andreas!

L to R:

Special Events Announcer Eleftherios Mavros aka Mavros Freitag, Joe Berger the guitarist, Peter Klohmann tenor saxophonist, Jon Hammond leader-organist + bass, Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM ex Tommy Tutone Band drums, Michael Falkenstein keyboards, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums – on Center Stage musikmesse ProLight + Sound – special thanks:
Wolfgang Lücke director Special Events & Entertainment Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound:

musikmesse Jon Hammond Allstar Band Special Guests Center Stage: Joe Lamond d. from Tommy Tutone Band, Michael Falkenstein p. from James Brown – Band: Peter Klohmann t.s., Giovanni Totò Gulino d., Joe Berger g., Jon Hammond o. b. – Special Events Announcer
Eleftherios Mavros aka Mavros Freitag – Special Thanks Wolfgang Lücke Messe Frankfurt musikmesse Prolight + Sound Team

Michael Birk Veranstaltungslogistik GmbH Stage Crew

photo credit Bernie Capicchiano / Bernies Music Land of Australia


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RIP James Preston (drums) – Jon Hammond

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Sound Police AFN Europe Profile TV Show Jon Hammond

May 4, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Sound Police AFN Europe Profile TV Show Jon Hammond

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Musician Jon Hammond on AFN Europe TV Show PROFILE, Musikmesse Special. Jon worked together with AFN’s SSgt Albert Viera and SSG Terry Anderson to create this special entitled “Sound Cops” aka “Sound Police” or “Sound Polizei”

with very entertaining cameo appearances by Joe Berger (guitar) Michael Maier Falkenstein (Hammond organ with Jon) and the 2 Sound Polizei ‘Noise Control’ guys “Lorenzo” and his partner, busted for Electric Guitar Rocking!

You will find this story very enjoyable! Special thanks to AFN Europe and Musikmesse Frankfurt ©2007 http://www.HammondCast.com

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Jon Hammond Band Makes Trade Show History with Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM on the band at musikmesse Photos Just In from Andreas Meer

*Note: Andreas Meer the great Master Rock Photographer lives in Frankfurt Germany – thanks for these fine photos Andreas!

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Special Events Announcer Eleftherios Mavros aka Mavros Freitag, Joe Berger the guitarist, Peter Klohmann tenor saxophonist, Jon Hammond leader-organist + bass, Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM ex Tommy Tutone Band drums, Michael Falkenstein keyboards, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums – on Center Stage musikmesse ProLight + Sound – special thanks:
Wolfgang Lücke director Special Events & Entertainment Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound:

musikmesse Jon Hammond Allstar Band Special Guests Center Stage: Joe Lamond d. from Tommy Tutone Band, Michael Falkenstein p. from James Brown – Band: Peter Klohmann t.s., Giovanni Totò Gulino d., Joe Berger g., Jon Hammond o. b. – Special Events Announcer
Eleftherios Mavros aka Mavros Freitag – Special Thanks Wolfgang Lücke Messe Frankfurt musikmesse Prolight + Sound Team

Michael Birk Veranstaltungslogistik GmbH Stage Crew

photo credit Bernie Capicchiano / Bernies Music Land of Australia


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Trio Session in Hammond Stand Closing out musikmesse – with my brother from other mother (Heidi) – Michael Falkenstein, the only other organ player I’ll do this with – Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the XK-5 – closing out my 31st musikmesse (consecutive years, haven’t missed one folks!)

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Manji Suzuki President Founder of Suzuki Musical Instrumnts Co. Ltd with Jon Hammond at the B3mk2 organ

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musikmesse Jon Hammond Allstar Band Special Guests Center Stage: Joe Lamond d. from Tommy Tutone Band, Michael Falkenstein p. from James Brown – Band: Peter Klohmann t.s., Giovanni Totò Gulino d., Joe Berger g., Jon Hammond o. b. – Special Events Announcer
Eleftherios Mavros aka Mavros Freitag – Special Thanks Wolfgang Lücke Messe Frankfurt musikmesse Prolight + Sound Team

Michael Birk Veranstaltungslogistik GmbH Stage Crew

photo credit Bernie Capicchiano / Bernies Music Land of Australia

JJ Guitars, Suzuki Musical Instruments, NAMM Team, Ham-Berger-Friz Records – Jon Hammond’s and Joe Berger’s 31st consecutive musikmesse! #Musikmesse #HammondOrgan #NAMM #ProLight #Suzuki #FunkyJazz #BluesMusic #CenterStage @HammondCast www.HammondCast.com
Jon Hammond’s original compositions songs “White Onions” and “Late Rent” – Jon Hammond Show theme song 34 years on MNN TV in New York and streaming word wide

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L t R Mavros Freitag, Andreas Meer, Jon Hammond

It’s my tunes

Wow…big big dankeschön to my friend Detlef Kinsler for these beautiful photos!! Detlef is the preeminent music critic for Journal Frankfurt, thanks a million Detlef!! – Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond and Detlef Kinsler

musikmesse Jon Hammond Allstar Band Special Guests Center Stage: Joe Lamond d. from Tommy Tutone Band, Michael Falkenstein p. from James Brown – Band: Peter Klohmann t.s., Giovanni Totò Gulino d., Joe Berger g., Jon Hammond o. b. – Special Events Announcer
Eleftherios Mavros Mavros aka Mavros Freitag – Special Thanks Wolfgang Lücke Messe Frankfurt musikmesse Prolight + Sound Team, Michael Birk Veranstaltungslogistik GmbH Stage Crew, Bernie Capicchiano / Bernies Music Land of Australia, JJ Guitars, Suzuki Musical Instruments, NAMM Team, Ham-Berger-Friz Records – Jon Hammond’s and Joe Berger’s 31st consecutive musikmesse! #Musikmesse #HammondOrgan #NAMM #ProLight #Suzuki #FunkyJazz #BluesMusic #CenterStage @HammondCast http://www.HammondCast.com
Jon Hammond’s original compositions songs “White Onions” and “Late Rent” – Jon Hammond Show theme song 34 years on MNN TV in New York and streaming word wide

Band Shot! Center Stage musikmesse / Prolight + Sound 2017 – Jon Hammond Allstar Band with 2 Very Special Guests:
Michael Falkenstein & Joe Lamond drummer of Tommy Tutone Band!
Joe Berger guitar, Peter Klohmann tenor sax, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Jon Hammond Organ – 2 drummers locked, like the Allman Brothers Band!

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RIP Dick Contino the great accordionist – DICK CONTINO on HammondCast Show

May 3, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: DICK CONTINO on HammondCast Show

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Dick Contino world-famous Accordionist and star of screen, stage and TV on Jon Hammond’s HammondCast Show for KYOURADIO.. Dick Contino was on The Ed Sullivan Show 48 times and toured USSR with Mr. Sullivan.

He introduced “Lady of Spain” in 1947 winning the Horace Heidt Philip Morris talent contest. Starred in cult movie Daddy-O and other films and continues to perform as featured performer worldwide, based in Las Vegas http://www.dickcontino.com ©2008 http://www.HammondCast.com

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Yachtklub, Frankfurt, Hans Romanov, All wood room, Payphone, Funky Jazzy, Hammond Organ, Tenor Saxophone, Drums, guitar, Original Composition

Yachtklub Frankfurt “Payphone Johnny” original composition by Jon Hammond – warming up the very special all wood room in Hans Romanov’s Yachtklub on the Main River with special Frankfurter friends, Jon Hammond Band session for Hans Romanov and company:

Peter Klohmann tenor saxofon, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger
guitar, Jon Hammond at the organ through the beautiful sounding house
system on Yachtklub as night falls over Frankfurt – feels real
good…enjoy! – Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND International http://www.jonhammondband.com

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Yachtklub Frankfurt Soundcheck Jon Hammond and Joe Berger warming up inside Hans Romanov’s famous Yachtklub on the Main River before the rest of the band came, gig with Peter & Giovanni later – http://www.HammondCast.com #Yachtklub #Berger #Hammond #HammondOrgan #Frankfurt #MainRiver

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musikmesse Jon Hammond Allstar Band Special Guests Center Stage: Joe Lamond d. from Tommy Tutone Band, Michael Falkenstein p. from James Brown – Band: Peter Klohmann t.s., Giovanni Totò Gulino d., Joe Berger g., Jon Hammond o. b. – Special Events Announcer
Eleftherios Mavros aka Mavros Freitag – Special Thanks Wolfgang Lücke Messe Frankfurt musikmesse Prolight + Sound Team

Michael Birk Veranstaltungslogistik GmbH Stage Crew

photo credit Bernie Capicchiano / Bernies Music Land of Australia

JJ Guitars, Suzuki Musical Instruments, NAMM Team, Ham-Berger-Friz Records – Jon Hammond’s and Joe Berger’s 31st consecutive musikmesse! #Musikmesse #HammondOrgan #NAMM #ProLight #Suzuki #FunkyJazz #BluesMusic #CenterStage @HammondCast www.HammondCast.com
Jon Hammond’s original compositions songs “White Onions” and “Late Rent” – Jon Hammond Show theme song 34 years on MNN TV in New York and streaming word wide

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Yachtklub! Frankfurt Germany #Yachtklub

DOWN HOME RECORDS IN-STORE PERFORMANCE: JON HAMMOND and MARC BAUM Funky Jazz & Blues + Free Red Beans & Rice – FRIDAY MAY 12th at 5PM – El Cerrito CA
Jon Hammond and Marc Baum go back a long long time! – Jon Hammond at the Hammond organ Marc Baum on tenor saxophone 10341 San Pablo Ave. Down Home Music Store – possibly a funky drummer tba as well folks – c’mon down! Jon Hammond
Downtown El Cerrito CA http://www.downhomemusic.com/
EVENT at Down Home Music Store on San Pablo Avenue in downton El Cerrito CA – bring a spoon! we’ll have plastic ones don’t worry, Chef Marc is cooking it up personally!

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Jon Hammond with Dick Contino – RIP Dick Contino the great accordionist

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On Air With Jazzbo Collins And Yoshi’s Jon Hammond Band Feb. 9, 1994

May 3, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: On Air With Jazzbo Collins And Yoshi’s Jon Hammond Band Feb. 9, 1994

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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.

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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”[edit]
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[edit]
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.

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Chris Rydm King Cortez Midday Jazz on KCSM Jazz 91, just played a track from Hammond’s Bolero Jon Hammond Trio album giving info on the air

at 91.1 on the FM Dial

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Jon Hammond holding a copy of Hammond’s Bolero at CD Release Party – Le Bar Bat New York City

Jon Hammond and Joe Berger on cruise ship Horizon Celebrity Cruises en route to Bermuda from New York City

Original art by Illustratorp aka Michael August on Hammond’s Bolero CD disk

Ham-Berger-Friz Records

Jon Hammond at Hammond’s Bolero CD Release Kiosk inside Tower Records Store legendary San Francisco location on Columbus Ave North Beach

Ronnie Smith Jr. at Jon Hammond gig in Louisville Kentucky

Hammond’s Bolero CD Cover with photo of Jon Hammond Trio on the railroad tracks L to R Alex Budman, Ronnie Smith, Jon Hammond Excelsior Accordion

Jon Hammond at his 1965 Hammond B3 organ with James Preston drummer of Sons of Champlin band in concert in front of San Francisco City Hall

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Jon Hammond: It was because of musikmesse and the many contacts I made there that I moved to Frankfurt for 2 years of my life. After the 2 years in Frankfurt, 1 year in Paris and then 2 years in Hamburg in the North. The whole time living in Europe Jon continued producing and sending in The Jon Hammond Show TV shows for broadcast in New York City on Manhattan Cable TV.

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In Hamburg Jon Hammond worked together with Knut Benzner Moderator / Journalist of NDR and released his album “Late Rent” on Hot Wire Records which was distributed by EFA Medien.
Joe Berger is a well-known guitarist and audio engineer who has worked and toured with John Entwistle of The WHO and world stars – he stopped counting at 35,000 bands! Jon and Joe began working together in the year 1986 and touring worldwide.
Giovanni Totò Gulino has backed up everybody in Frankfurt – he is one of the best drummers in Hessen, and long-time haus drummer for the world famous jazzkeller.
Peter Klohmann is a rising star on tenor saxophone – he has already been featured on HR Radio together with the hr-bigband and is also a composer.
This is The Jon Hammond Band, and we are very proud and excited to announce a very special guest joining the boys on Center Stage: Lee Oskar! Original member of the band WAR and manufacturer of the famous LEE OSKAR Harmonicas, come visit Lee at his stand at musikmesse 2017 and hear him playing his unique famous style together with Jon Hammond All Star Band, see you there!

Peter Klohmann – tenor saxophone
Giovanni Totò Gulino – drums
Joe Berger – guitar
Jon Hammond – organ
Special Guest: Lee Oskar – harmonica

#NOTE: Thursday April 6th 1PM Amazon Center Stage Jon Hammond’s Special Mystery Guest from USA *Hint: DRUMS

Remembering my friend Al Jazzbeaux Collins aka Jazzbo – Jon Hammond

Jazzbeaux Collins, Al Jazzbo Collins, Jon Hammond, Yoshi’s Oakland, Bennett Friedman, James Preston, #HammondOrgan #AFMLocal6 #MusiciansUnion #HammondOrgan #Jazzbo

Jon Hammond Show LATE RENT Theme Song

May 2, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Jon Hammond Show LATE RENT Theme Song

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/JNiGXL5_-38

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/215566956

Jon Hammond Show LATE RENT Theme Song – annual Musikmesse Session in Jazzkeller Hofheim – swinging funky jazz and blues as seen on cable TV in New York City for 34 years every late Friday night The Jon Hammond Show – featuring Peter Klohmann the tenor saxophonist, Giovanni Totò Gulino the drummer, Joe Berger aka The Berger-Meister is the guitaris and Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ + bass – special thanks Konrad Neupert, Bille Zurück for cooking the beautiful food for us, Alex & Phillip the sound men and the whole Jazzkeller Hofheim Team in Hofheim am Taunus – we’ll be back next year! – Jon Hammond & Band – “Musikmesses-Session mit Jon Hammond

Fr 07. April 2017″ — 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“, Giovanni Gulino und weiteren Überraschungsgästen, 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.
Die Musiker, die die Jon Hammond Show auf der Bühne komplettieren sind Joe Berger und Giovanni Gulino. 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. Giovanni Gulino ziseliert an den Becken, setzt genaue Akzente auf der Fußtrommel und spielt leichte, luftige Melodien auf der Snare.
Jon Hammond – Orgel
Joe Berger „Berger-meister“ – Gitarre
Giovanni Totò Gulino – Schlagzeug
Peter Klohmann – saxofon
http://www.jonhammondband.com
Late Rent Späte Miete

Producer Jon Hammond
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Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/MusikmesseSessionInJazzkellerHofheimLydiasTuneJonHammondBand

Youtube https://youtu.be/yYc001cb5zc

Musikmesse-Session in Jazzkeller Hofheim Lydia’s Tune Jon Hammond & Band – bossa nova tune from Jon’s first album, Peter Klohmann t.s., Giovanni Totò Gulino dr., Joe Berger g., Jon Hammond o.+b.

http://www.HammondCast.com

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/IYjcA9CdIQY

Published April 18, 2017
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Topics Jazzkeller-Hofheim, Pocket Funk, Hammond Organ, Musikmesse-Session, Peter Klohmann, Giovanni Totò Gulino, Joe Berger, Jon Hammond Band, Funky Jazz

Back at good old Jazzkeller Hofheim Jon Hammond Musikmesse-Session: POCKET FUNK – featuring Giovanni Totò Gulino d., Peter Klohmann t.s., Joe Berger g., Jon Hammond o.

©JON HAMMOND International
http://www.jonhammondband.com
#FunkyJazz #JazzkellerHofheim #HofheimAmTaunus #HammondOrgan

Remarkable Photos by Elmar Lemes at musikmesse Warm Up Party Jon Hammond Band

©JON HAMMOND International

Allowed on Timeline
BREAKING MUSIC NEWS: — DOWN HOME RECORDS IN-STORE PERFORMANCE: JON HAMMOND and MARC BAUM Funky Jazz & Blues + Free Red Beans & Rice – FRIDAY MAY 12th at 5PM – El Cerrito CA
Jon Hammond and Marc Baum go back a long long time! – Jon Hammond at the Hammond organ Marc Baum on tenor saxophone 10341 San Pablo Ave. Down Home Music Store
Downtown El Cerrito CA http://www.downhomemusic.com/
EVENT

Late Rent, Späte Miete, Jon Hammond Show, Theme Song, Jazzkeller Hofheim, Musikmesse Session, Hofheim am Taunus, as seen on Cable TV, Ascap Composer, #Hofheim #HammondOrgan #Sk1 #XK5 #musikmesse

Jon Hammond Show 0506

April 30, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Jon Hammond Show 0506

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondShow0506

Youtube https://youtu.be/5SNZe3IWFD4

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/215429988

Jon Hammond Show 0506 Broadcast MNN TV Channel 1 air time 01:30 AM, 05/06 – first segment, jazzkeller “Czechoslovakian Salsa Song” musikmesse Warm Up Party – “The FINGERS…are the SINGERS!”
musikmesse “Warm Up Party”
Jon Hammond & Band

Jon Hammond – organ
Joe Berger – guitar
Peter Klohmann – saxophone
Giovanni Totò Gulino – drums

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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’s equipment
Hammond Sk1 organ
powered by Markbass bass amplifier
special thanks Eugen and jazzkeller Team
black and white photographs courtesy of Elmar Lemes
Saray Pastanesi Frankfurt baked the beautiful chocolate chocolate birthday cake for Jon Hammond and his guests

Thank you to everybody for keeping this beautiful tradition going,
celebrating 31 consecutive years musikmesse Jon Hammond Joe Berger &
Band
music composed by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND International American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) as seen on The Jon Hammond Show MNN TV Channel 1
34th year of Jon Hammond’s cable TV show

Second segment, Musikmesse-Session in Jazzkeller Hofheim Lydia’s Tune Jon Hammond & Band – bossa nova tune from Jon’s first album, Peter Klohmann t.s., Giovanni Totò Gulino dr., Joe Berger g., Jon Hammond o.+b.- composed by Jon Hammond

Third segment, Melody Without Name Jon Hammond Band Jazzkeller Frankfurt – Note: Jon’s organ is powered by Markbass Bass Amps house combo bass amp only – Joe Berger guitar, Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ – this is Jon Hammond and Joe Berger’s 31st consecutive musikmesse traditional warm up party and Jon’s 64th birthday party with many friends in the house in world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt
Jon’s birthday Chocolate Chocolate Cake baked by the best bakery in Frankfurt Saray Pastanesi
http://www.HammondCast.com original composition by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND International

BREAKING MUSIC NEWS: — DOWN HOME RECORDS IN-STORE PERFORMANCE: JON HAMMOND and MARC BAUM Funky Jazz & Blues + Free Red Beans & Rice – FRIDAY MAY 12th at 5PM – El Cerrito CA
Jon Hammond and Marc Baum go back a long long time! – Jon Hammond at the Hammond organ Marc Baum on tenor saxophone 10341 San Pablo Ave. Down Home Music Store
Downtown El Cerrito CA http://www.downhomemusic.com

EVENT

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Jon Hammond Show, MNN TV, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, Original Music, Composer Jon Hammond, Germany concerts, Hammond Organ, tenor saxophone, guitar, drums, #Funky #Jazz #TV #HammondOrganist

Jazzkeller Czechoslovakian Salsa

April 29, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Jazzkeller Czechoslovakian Salsa

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

jazzkeller “Czechoslovakian Salsa Song” musikmesse Warm Up Party – “The FINGERS…are the SINGERS!”
Musikmesse “Warm Up Party”
Jon Hammond & Band

Jon Hammond – 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’s equipment
Hammond Sk1 organ
powered by Markbass bass amplifier
special thanks Eugen and jazzkeller Team
black and white photographs courtesy of Elmar Lemes
Saray Pastanesi Frankfurt baked the beautiful chocolate chocolate birthday cake for Jon Hammond and his guests
Thank you to everybody for keeping this beautiful tradition going, celebrating 31 consecutive years musikmesse Jon Hammond Joe Berger & Band
music composed by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP as seen on The Jon Hammond Show MNN TV Channel 1
34th year of Jon Hammond’s cable TV show
http://www.HammondCast.com

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

broadcast, frankfurt, jazzkeller, #happybirthday #hammondorgan #salsa #musikmesse

Jazzkeller Hofheim Musikmesse Session Jon Hammond and Band

April 28, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Jazzkeller Hofheim Musikmesse Session Jon Hammond and Band

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/yYc001cb5zc

Musikmesse-Session in Jazzkeller Hofheim Lydia’s Tune Jon Hammond & Band – bossa nova tune from Jon’s first album, Peter Klohmann t.s., Giovanni Totò Gulino dr., Joe Berger g., Jon Hammond o.+b.

http://www.HammondCast.com

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/IYjcA9CdIQY

Published April 18, 2017
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Jon Hammond Band Makes Trade Show History with Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM on the band at musikmesse Photos Just In from Andreas Meer

*Note: Andreas Meer the great Master Rock Photographer lives in Frankfurt Germany – thanks for these fine photos Andreas!

L to R:

Special Events Announcer Eleftherios Mavros aka Mavros Freitag, Joe Berger the guitarist, Peter Klohmann tenor saxophonist, Jon Hammond leader-organist + bass, Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM ex Tommy Tutone Band drums, Michael Falkenstein keyboards, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums – on Center Stage musikmesse ProLight + Sound – special thanks:
Wolfgang Lücke director Special Events & Entertainment Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound:

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/zehWa6Sg8kM

Trio Session in Hammond Stand Closing out musikmesse – with my brother from other mother (Heidi) – Michael Falkenstein, the only other organ player I’ll do this with – Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the XK-5 – closing out my 31st musikmesse (consecutive years, haven’t missed one folks!)

Suzuki Musical Instruments Ohno-san! 大野弘光

http://www.HammondCast.com High-Definition Movie
#HammondOrgan #SuzukiMusicalInstruments #Musikmesse #Frankfurt #Session

Manji Suzuki President Founder of Suzuki Musical Instrumnts Co. Ltd with Jon Hammond at the B3mk2 organ

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Published April 19, 2017
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Topics XK-5 Organ, Hammond Organ, Suzuki Musical Instruments, Musikmesse, Trio Session, Jon Hammond, Joe Berger, Michael Falkenstein, Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Soul Music

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

musikmesse Jon Hammond Allstar Band Special Guests Center Stage: Joe Lamond d. from Tommy Tutone Band, Michael Falkenstein p. from James Brown – Band: Peter Klohmann t.s., Giovanni Totò Gulino d., Joe Berger g., Jon Hammond o. b. – Special Events Announcer
Eleftherios Mavros aka Mavros Freitag – Special Thanks Wolfgang Lücke Messe Frankfurt musikmesse Prolight + Sound Team

Michael Birk Veranstaltungslogistik GmbH Stage Crew

photo credit Bernie Capicchiano / Bernies Music Land of Australia

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/gr6ces5Am6c

Musikmesse-Session No X-Cess Baggage Blues in Jazzkeller Hofheim, Jon Hammond and Band: Peter Klohmann t.s., Giovanni Totò Gulino d., Joe Berger g. Jon Hammond o+b http://www.jonhammondband.com

With Lars Erdmännchen, Ronald Langer, Felix Strobolus Lebortius, Klaus Quilling, Cross Vault, Felix Kreis, Wucan, Jon Hammond, Jank Kovik, Bees Made Honey in the Vein Tree, FEWSEL, Assel Keller, Frowning, White Daze, Orbiter, Mirko Berger, Alex Puhalo, Ophis, Arne Strohbach, Bille Zurück, Germaine Jil, Spacedelic Odyssey and Schwarze Loge Ritus. – Jazzkeller Hofheim:

WOW….what a shot folks! — Hofheim am Taunus — Dankeschön Jazzkeller Hofheim!
The tradition continues!

Musikmesse-Session, Hofheim am Taunus, Jon Hammond and Band, #JazzkellerHofheim #HammondOrgan #Musikmesse #Blues