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Bernard’s Musical Dedication to his Children LATE RENT Jon Hammond Theme Song

August 14, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Bernard’s Musical Dedication to his Children LATE RENT Jon Hammond Theme Song

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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, highly interesting!
This is some of the rare surviving footage from Mikell’s, in the house that night all night long was Hugh Masekela, Cornell Dupree and many musicians as Mikell’s was the traditional hang for all New York Studio Musicians until it’s closing.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikell’s
As seen on The Jon Hammond Show cable TV program now in 28th year
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Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondShow0812

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Jon Hammond Show broadcast for 0812 on MNN TV Channel 1 Public Access TV Manhattan Neighborhood Network – Air Time: 01:30 AM on 08/12 – first segment: Opening intro this week at Anaheim Hilton Hotel “Head Phone” Jon Hammond Band with Bernard Purdie drums, special guest Koei Tanaka chromatic harmonica and then to Nashville Tennessee exclusive interview, Jon Hammond speaking with Harry Shearer just before he is awarded the American Eagle Award along with Crystal Gayle and Patti Smith – Paul Shaffer presented the award.

Same night, Jon jumps a cab over to Big Shotz Nashville to play the first night (of 3) for the Mothertone Summer NAMM Party “Mother of All Hangs” – live performance of Jon’s funk tune “Head Phone” – Jon Hammond Band with Kayleigh Moyer drums, Chuggy Carter percussion, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ + bass – 3rd year at Michael Turner’s annual Summer NAMM Mothertone Extravaganza!

3rd segment:
Nashville, Tennessee –Jon Hammond Show Theme Song LATE RENT at the Mothertone Party, first night of 3 ‘Mother of All Hangs’ Summer NAMM Show Extravaganza produced / presented by Michael Turner annually with great Mothertone musicians and guest artists: Kayleigh Moyer drums, Chuggy Carter percussion, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ bass — special thanks Dawn Moyer, mix by Skylar Leigh Duval, JC Clifford, Steve Simmons on the scene! Thanks for your concern when I almost fell over Steve! I’m OK! thanks everybody! My 3rd year, c u next year! Jon #Mothertone #Drums #Organ #NAMM #Nashville
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Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/EricLarsenQuickieInterviewWithJonHammond

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Eric Larsen and Jon Hammond quickie interview over coffee with TASCAM DR-10X Plug-on Micro Linear PCM Recorder audio and some images of things and people we talked about before we turned on the microphone! Eric had just come back from Fort Wayne Indiana rep’ing TEAC TASCAM at the annual Sweetwater GearFest 2017

Eric Larsen and Jon Hammond at Emery Bay Cafe – thanks James for the photo!

Eric Larsen for TASCAM

Jon Hammond’s TASCAM DR-10X Plug-on Micro Linear PCM Recorder coupled with Sennheiser e855 evolution microphone used on this interview

Suit & Tie Guy aka John Drake – Jon Hammond

Annual Sweetwater GearFest – held in Fort Wayne Indiana

The late great John Entwistle bassist of The WHO with Jon Hammond shooting Sony GCS-1 industrial camera circa 1987 Frankfurt Germany

Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM (with tie) on Jon Hammond Band at musikmesse Center Stage – Frankfurt Germany

Keith Emerson (RIP) at the Hammond New Portable B3mk2 organ – Hilton Hotel Winter NAMM Show – Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond Band – Jon at the New B3mk2 Hammond organ just before Keith Emerson played on NAMM Showcase

Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM drums on Jon Hammond Band at Frankfurt musikmesse Center Stage – double drums with Giovanni Gulino!

Keith Emerson holding organist Jack McDuff’s Captain Hat at Hammond Meet and Greet – Jon Hammond

Emery Bay Cafe in Emeryville CA – thanks James and EBC Team! – Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond Funk Unit will open Summer NAMM in Nashville: https://www.namm.org/summer/2017/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit

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Thursday, July 13, 2017 – 3:00pm to 3:40pm
NAMM Reverb Stage on the Terrace (Parking Level)
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HEAD PHONE at Sound Soul Summit Hammond Organ NAMM Showcase

May 15, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: HEAD PHONE at Sound Soul Summit Hammond Organ NAMM Showcase

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/7TApELTO1XI

Head Phone – Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie

Bernard Purdie on Jon Hammond Band “Head Phone”

Koei Tanaka (harmonica) on Jon Hammond Band “Head Phone”

Bernie Capicchiano, Shuji Suzuki, Shigeyuki Ohtaka, Jon Hammond, Jon Lord – Hammond Suzuki

Pre Summit Hammond Party – last public appearance of Keith Emerson sadly – pictured here with Hammond endorsees

Keith Emerson playing just after Jon Hammond on Sound Soul Summit NAMM Showcase

Bernard Purdie on Jon Hammond Band “Head Phone” does a little dance after feature funk solo

Jon Hammond and Dr. Lonnie Smith at Hammond Sound Soul Summit

Joe Lamond President CEO NAMM awards Shuji Suzuki, Stephen Fortner and Gregg Gronowski – photo Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond and Steve Simmons – Hammond Organ Co. USA at NAMM

Lawrence Gay master photographer and Jon Hammond at Hammond Organ Co. USA stand at NAMM

Jon Hammond – Portable New B3 “Head Phone” Hammond Sound Soul Summit

Peter Nguyen and Jon Hammond – Hammond Organ Co. USA stand at NAMM

Jon’s Band Featuring 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 – Front of House / FOH Mix by Brian English – Denny Mack Audio – announcement – Stephen Fortner – Editor Keyboard Magazine Jon Hammond Organ Group *Note: “Head Phone” composed by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND Intl. ASCAP recorded with Bernard Purdie originally on Jon’s album Late Rent in year of 1989 – Big Special Thanks toJay Dittamo for standin’ in the cuff for Bernard, thanks Jay! special thanks to Scott May and Gregg Gregory Gronowski – Hammond Suzuki Musical Instruments Team Mr. M. Terada, Shuji Suzuki, Yu Beniya, Shigeyuki Ohtaka, Jeff Guilford JJ Guitars UK
— with Joe Berger, Alex Budman, Stephen Fortner,Jay Dittamo, Bernard Purdie, Denny Mack and Brian English, Koei Tanaka, Hilton Anaheim
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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:

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

With Joe Lamond and Giovanni Totò Gulino – Photo by Andreas Meer:

Jon Hammond and Bernard Purdie – NAMM Show

Bernard Purdie, Fatback drums, Jon Hammond, 80th Anniversary of Hammond Organs, NAMM Show, Hilton Hotel, Koei Tanaka, Suzuki Musical Instruments, ASCAP, Head Phone, Alex Budman, Joe Berger, Local 802, #HammondOrgan #Purdie #NAMM #JonHammond

802 Club Room Early Bird Musicians Jazz Standards Session Swingin’ the house!

October 25, 2016

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: 802 Club Room Early Bird Musicians Jazz Standards Session Swingin’ the house!

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammond802EarlyBirdsMondayNightJazzSessionHD1080p

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This video takes place in the Local 802 Musicians Union New York City with organist Jon Hammond and Richard Clements at the piano. Later joined on drums by Rudy Lawless. Traditional Monday night Jazz session, early birds warming up the bandstand in 802 Club Room. Early bird gets the worm…and the second mouse gets the cheese!


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Jon Hammond original composition “Six Year Itch” from Jon’s album
“Hammond’s Bolero” – here in Louisville Kentucky at soundcheck
with Ronnie Smith Jr. drums
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John Bishop guitar
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ENCORES: Louisville Kentucky Jazz Factory – JON HAMMOND Band Jazzin By Martin Z. Kasdan Jr. Last year San Francisco-based organist Jon Hammond joined his buddy, Louisville guitarist John Bishop, for a night at the Jazz Factory. Hammond has just released Late Rent, on Ham-Berger-Friz Records, available at http://www.cityhallrecords.com/artist/HAMMOND,%20JON.htm if you can’t find it locally. In an e-mail to me, Hammond described this as “a record that took me 25 years to put together. The disc opens with “Late Rent,” a loping swinger and is followed by “Pocket Funk,” with a slightly Latin feel. “Late Rent” is reprised in a live take at the end of the CD. Lee Morgan’s funky “The Sidewinder” is the only cover tune on the album, although, as Hammond acknowledges in his liner notes, “White Onions” is “a bluesy Hammond/Finnerty composition reminiscent of `Green Onions.’” In closing, happy holidaze to one and all. You can send greetings to me at mzkjr@yahoo.com

AFM Local 6 Member Profile JON HAMMOND: “WHERE’S THE GIG?” — by ALEX WALSH

https://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/

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.”

“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 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 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 in the early 70s

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

n 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

Jon Hammond Entertaining on Excelsior Accordion in Bernal Heights SF Neighborhood Center — photo by Cheryl Fippen Local 6

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondMelodyWithoutName2010jazzkellerFrankfurt

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Annual 2010 Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt hosted by Jon Hammond Band
Tony Lakatos tenor sax
Jon Hammond XK-1 organ and remarks
Giovanni Gulino drums
Melody Without Name 2010 jazzkeller Frankfurt
aka Hungarian Soul Stew

special thanks Eugen Hahn Jazzkeller Frankfurt Team, Musikmesse, Waichiro Tachikawa Suzuki Hammond, Michael Maier Falkenstein Hammond Deutschland, Video Camera by Jennifer http://www.jonhammondband.com
Note: This is Jon Hammond’s 24th consecutive Musikmesse. Jon’s next Musikmesse Warm Up Party in jazzkeller Frankfurt will be Tuesday night April 5, 2011 – April 4th 2017 on Tuesday night always
25-jähriges Firmenjubiläum!

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Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/MarshallStaxSpinsJonHamondBandOnKALX90.7FM

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Marshall Stax host of “Next Big Thing” program spins “Pocket Funk” by Jon
Hammond Band on KALX 90.7 FM – Musicians: Lutz Büchner saxophone,
Ernst-Friedrich Fiete Felsch saxophone, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Joe
Berger guitar, Heinz Lichius drums, Jon Hammond organ http://www.HammondCast.com/
Hosted by Marshall Stax. Every Monday night from 6 pm to 7 pm http://kalx.berkeley.edu/

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondBandAtXK5OrganDebutHammondOrganUSAPartySoundCheckNashville

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Jon Hammond Band at XK-5 Organ Debut Hammond Organ USA Party SoundCheck Nashville: Kayleigh Moyer drums, Chuggy Carter congas percussion, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the new XK-5 organ – Summer NAMM 2016 fifth Sound Soul Summit Hammond Organ USA co-sponsored by Keyboard magazine and SoundCheck Nashville
LLC, Nashville – Event: “the first public showing of Hammond’s new XK-5
organ and Heritage Series expanded systems, which represent the cutting
edge of technology applied to recreating the precise touch, feel, and sound of the classic Hammond B-3.

Music Director Mark Prentice will lead a top Nashville-based rhythm
section (Charlie Morgan and Mike Severs) supporting the Hammond Artist
All-Stars, including the living jazz legend Dr. Lonnie Smith, Grammy
nominee Paul Brown, Red Young, Jon Hammond, Peter Gallinari, Kevin
McKendree (Brian Setzer, Joe Bonamassa) and Yates McKendree, the
Reverend Jimmie Smith, and Kim Tibbs. Robby Robinson (musical director
for Frankie Valli) will be on hand, as will Jim Alfredson, Gary Swan,
Christian Matthew Cullen, and this year’s DownBeat Critic’s Choice Poll
winner Brian Charette, and more.
It’s very rare that this many
accomplished Hammond organists get to play together, so the excitement
level among the musicians is as high as it is for the audience. It’s
even rarer to experience players from different genres jamming together.
As in past years, some surprise guests are sure to turn up. Four years
after the first Sound Soul Summit, attendees still remember it as a
highlight of their NAMM experience.” http://www.HammondCast.com

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Club Room, Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802, AFM, Early Bird, #JazzPiano #JazzOrgan #Standards #HammondOrgan

No X Cess Baggage by Jon Hammond with NDR Horns, missing man formation

July 26, 2016

*WATCH FILM HERE: No X Cess Baggage by Jon Hammond with NDR Horns, missing man formation

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/NoXCessBaggageByJonHammondSpclThanksLufthansaNDR_201409

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Missing Lutz Büchner, this is the last time we played together folks – No X Cess Baggage by Jon Hammond with NDR Horns, Missing Man Formation with Lutz Büchner — Jon Hammond Band – story and shuffle “No X-Cess Baggage Blues” live performance of track from NDR SESSIONS Projekt album featuring the NDR Horns: Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Heinz Lichius drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ bass – concert in Auster Bar / Auster Jazz Series – special thanks Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera – the incredible NDR Musicians and Knut Benzner & Jazz Redaktion Team, Lufthansa Technik Hamburg, Ham-Berger-Friz Records ©JH INTL ASCAP – Filmed in High Definition Live at Auster Bar Hamburg Eimsbüttel courtesy of Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt Auster Bar Team
HAM-BERGER-FRIZ RECORDS
#baggage #NDRJazz #HammondOrgan

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Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/HammondPartyNightPocketFunkShakingOutTheNewXK5OrganInNashville

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Jon Hammond Band at the Hammond Party for the new XK-5 Hammond organ, playing Jon’s tune Pocket Funk in Full HighDef on the new prototype organ with Kayleigh Moyer on the Sleishman Drum Co Mothertone drums, Chuggy Carter congas GON BOPS, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the XK5 (plays just like a B3 with Multi Contact keys!)

first night of Summer NAMM Show Nashville, Tennessee at the famous studios of SoundCheck Nashville- Pocket Funk as seen on Jon’s TV show Jon Hammond Show 34 years on Manhattan Neighborhood Network channel 1 – special thanks to Hammond Organ USA Gregory Gronowski & Scott May, Ray Gerlich long-time Hammond Technical Supervisor since 1976! also Mark Prentice M.D. for the evening, known as “Sound Soul Summit V” fine players all night long on the new org – Thanks to my friend Chuck Rainey the great studio bassist for coming and hanging with us all night long! And the Suzuki Musical Instruments Team makers of Hammond Organs and Leslie Speakers *from Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka, Japan http://www.HammondCast.com ‪#‎XK5‬ ‪#‎NAMMShow‬ ‪#‎Nashville‬ ‪#‎SummerNAMM‬ ‪#‎HammondOrgan‬

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‪NAMM Show, Summer NAMM, Hammond Organ, XK-5 Hammond, Funk Band, Kayleigh Moyer, drums, SoundCheck Nashville, Hammond Organ USA #‎SummerNAMM‬ ‪#‎NAMMShow‬ ‪#‎HammondOrgan‬ #XK5

L to R Jon Hammond, Kayleigh Moyer, Frank Alkyer, Joe Berger – Summer NAMM Show Nashville

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AFM Local 6 Member Profile JON HAMMOND “WHERE’S THE GIG?”

December 6, 2015

AFM Local 6 Member Profile JON HAMMOND: “WHERE’S THE GIG?” — by ALEX WALSH

https://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/

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.”

“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 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 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 in the early 70s

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

n 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

Jon Hammond Entertaining on Excelsior Accordion in Bernal Heights SF Neighborhood Center — photo by Cheryl Fippen Local 6

For more info visit www.jonhammondband.com

*WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: 48 Minute Documentary Jazz Movie Big Band With Organist Jon Hammond

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.​

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/r8A9ABjKe6k

“Lydia’s Tune” by Jon Hammond – organ trio session at Eastside Sound Studios with Joe Berger guitar, Lou Holtzman drums, Jon Hammond at the Hammond Sk1 organ – Sunday afternoon session, special thanks Lou & Mimi Holtzman, Duff Harris and Marcus assisting ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP http://www.HammondCast.com

Joe, Lou, Jon

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1228515

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1022871057741691&set=vb.133709526657853&type=3&theater

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/123362512

AFM Local 6, Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802, #CNNiReport #NAMM #HammondOrgan #B3

Jon Hammond Show Preview MNN TV Ch 1 Public Access 07/25 Air Time 1:30 AM

July 20, 2015

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Jon Hammond Show Preview MNN TV Ch 1 Public Access 07/25 Air Time 1:30 AM

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondShowPreviewMNNTVCh1PublicAccess0725AirTime130AM

Youtube https://youtu.be/ESJ37Yr31b4

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1258417

by Jon Hammond

Published July 18, 2001
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Topics Public Access TV, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, Channel 1, Community Access, Jon Hammond Show, Music, Travel Soft News, #NAMM #HammondOrgan #Sk1 #Jazz #ASCAPExpo Musicians Union, Local 802, Local 6

Public Access TV Channel 1 Manhattan Neighborhood Network Jon Hammond Show Preview MNN TV Ch 1 Public Access 07/25 Air Time 1:30 AM: Winter NAMM Show Lunch Time Showcase film – #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
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The late great radio and TV broadcaster personality Al Jazzbeaux Collins in the studios of KCSM Jazz 91 with organist Jon Hammond – aka Al Jazzbo Collins, one of the greatest and most definitely coolest broadcasters who ever lived. *Note: I dearly miss Jazzbeaux, he was a huge inspiration to me personally. He broke out my music on the air back in New York on WNEW 1130AM huge powerful door he opened for me, we had a lot of fun together on both coasts – he introduced me to folks like Lionel Hampton, David Panama Francis, Lew Anderson band leader and Clarabell the Clown from It’s Howdy Doody Time! TV Show, Joe Bushkin pianist, and his Family the Collins Family – he knew every door man garbage man and taxi drivers on the street – rest in peace Albert! sincerely, Jon Hammond *including a clip from Live performance in Horizons Sausalito with funky James Preston drums on Jon Hammond Band https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_%22Jazzbo%22_Collins Albert Richard “Jazzbo” Collins (born January 4, 1919, Rochester, New York[1] — d. September 30, 1997, Marin County, California) was an American disc jockey, radio personality and recording artist who was briefly the host of NBC television’s Tonight show in 1957.

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.
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. He began his professional career as the disc jockey at a bluegrass station in Logan, West Virginia.

— with Al “Jazzbo” Collins, Al “Jazzbo” Collins and James Preston at KCSM Jazz 91

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Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English

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

by Jon Hammond

Published May 15, 2015
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Topics 19th year, musikmessesession, Pocket Funk, Jon Hammond, Hammond Organ, Jazzkeller Hofheim, #HammondOrgan #Musikmesse2015 MNN TV, Channel 1

Hofheim am Taunus — Jon Hammond Band 19th year Musikmessesession in Jazzkeller Hofheim, Jon Hammond original composition “Pocket Funk” with Peter Klohmann – tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino – drums, Joe Berger – guitar, Jon Hammond – Sk1 Hammond organ ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP http://www.HammondCast.com

Youtube https://youtu.be/t0eTD1qpmX4

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1241848

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/128005151

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2qel64_pocket-funk-musikmessesession-jazzkeller-hofheim_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/vb.133709526657853/1050914284937368/?type=3&theater

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/nRIMY20BFaU

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Topics Journal Frankfurt, Journalkalendar, Jon Hammond, musikmesse, Warm Up Party, Hammond Organs, Frankfurt, Blues, Jazz, Soft News, MNN TV

FULL HIGH DEFINITION VERSION
29th Year! Jon Hammond’s musikmesse Warm Up Party jazzkeller – Big Special Thanks to my good friend Saray Pastanesi for absolute Masterpiece Birthday & 29th musikmesse Chocolate Chocolate cake!! It was delicious, every morsel was consumed and enjoyed!!! Jon Hammond / Jon Hammond Band
http://www.jonhammondband.com/blog.html/dienstag_144_rock__pop__jazz_journal_frankfurt_im_aktuellen_journalkalender/
DIENSTAG, 14.4. ROCK | POP | JAZZ Journal Frankfurt im aktuellen
Journal Frankfurt Journalkalender
1 JAZZ/BLUES/FOLK Jon Hammond & Band Wer zählt noch mit … Mal ernsthaft: der Mann, der so heißt wie sein Instrument, ist zum 29. Mal zur Musikmesse „Warm Up Party”. 21:00, Ffm: Jazzkeller, Kleine Bockenheimer Straße 18a Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/955188417848638/ 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 Organ Group #CableAccess #HammondOrgan #Blues #Jazz #Musikmesse2015

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1235699

“Where’s The Gig?” https://afm6.org/archives/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig-by-alex-walsh/

Jon Hammond: “Where’s The Gig?” by Alex Walsh

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.

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

For more info visit www.jonhammondband.com

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Public Access TV Show Preview: Jon Hammond Show 07/18

July 19, 2015

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Public Access TV Show Preview: Jon Hammond Show 07/18

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260718

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1258207

AFM Local 6 “Where’s The Gig”: https://afm6.org/archives/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig-by-alex-walsh/

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Preview of The Jon Hammond Show Public Access TV Show for 07/18 MNN TV Channel 1 Nashville Special Summer NAMM Show just wrapped, starting out with: Get Back In The Groove by Jon Hammond Funk Unit on the Acoustic Nation NAMM Stage in Concert – Artist Info
https://www.namm.org/summer/2015/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit
Joe Berger: Guitar
Roland Barber: Trombone
Louis Flip Winfield: Percussion
Jon Hammond: Organ
Cord Martin : Tenor Saxophone
Genre:
Jazz JON HAMMOND Instruments: Organ, Accordion, Piano, Guitar Attended: Berklee College of Music 1974, City College San Francisco Languages: English, German Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Hammond Organ. Musician: Jon Hammond is one of the premier B3 PLAYERS in the world. Jon has played professionally since age 12. Beginning as a solo accordionist, he later played Hammond B3 organ in a number of important San Francisco bands. His all original group HADES opened shows for Tower of Power, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Michael Bloomfield. Eddie Money and Barry Finnerty became musical associates. Moving East he attended Berklee College of Music and played venues as diverse as Boston’s “Combat Zone” in the striptease clubs during the ’70’s and the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod, where he was house organist with the late great trumpet player Lou Colombo and developed a lasting friendship with House Speaker Tip O’Neill. He also toured the Northeast and Canada with the successful show revue “Easy Living”, and continued his appearances at nightclubs in Boston and New York. Subsequently Hammond lived and traveled in Europe, where he has an enthusiastic following. TV/Video Producer: In 1981 Jon formed BackBeat Productions. Assisted by Lori Friedman (Video by LORI), the innovative TV show “The Jon Hammond Show” became a Manhattan Cable TV favorite. Jon’s “Live on the street” video style included news events, as well as live music/video clips of Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge and many others. The weekly show is now in it’s 32ns year and has influenced the broadcasts of David Letterman and others. Billboard Magazine hailed Jon’s show as “The Alternative to MTV”
Then: NAMM Concert: Lydia’s Tune by Jon Hammond – Artist Info https://www.namm.org/summer/2015/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit Jon Hammond Funk Unit – Joe Berger: Guitar
Roland Barber: Trombone
Louis Flip Winfield: Percussion
Jon Hammond: Organ
Cord Martin : Tenor Saxophone
Genre:
Jazz
©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP
http://www.HammondCast.com
LATE RENT Theme Song by Jon Hammond:
Jon Hammond Organ Group performs original theme song “Late Rent” at Summer NAMM Show Nashville Tennessee on the Acoustic Nation Stage. Musicians: Roland Barber – trombone, Evan Cobb – tenor sax, Joe Berger – guitar, Louis Flip Winfield – drums, Jon Hammond – organ
http://www.jonhammondband.com/
special thanks to Nickolas Butterfield camera, JC Clifford & Michael Turner Mothertone crew for Louis and the fine Sleishman Drum Co drums you hear here – JH

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Acoustic Nation NAMM Concert Lydia’s Tune In Nashville Tennessee

http://blog.sfgate.com/jon-hammond/2015/07/15/acoustic-nation-namm-concert-lydias-tune-in-nashville-tennessee/

Nashville TN — Drummer / NAMM President CEO Joe Lamond shows the young talented drummer from W.O. Smith Music School of Nashville how to lay down a solid backbeat with Casio’s Mike Martin on one of the latest Casio keyboards / Casio Music Gear just donated to the school – just prior to this Stephen Schmidt of Casio presented a very special award to Joe Lamond for his tireless work through NAMM promoting Music Education — W.O. Smith Music School Very Special Evening (inspirational!) in the W.O. Smith Music School, Casio Music Gear honors the remarkable work in music education and special award presentation from Casio’s Stephen Schmidt to Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM honoring Joe for his tireless work – with an amazing performance by the W.O. Smith Students and jam session with Casio Musicians and Drummer Joe Lamond on some of the new Casio instruments presented to the school: Pictures by Jon Hammond

Great to see NAMM’s Betty Heywood and Mary Luehrsen at the Casio / W.O. Smith Music School evening!

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/NoXCessBaggageByJonHammondSpclThanksLufthansaNDR_201409

vers 2.1, baggage, blues, hammond organ, funky jazz, NDR Horns, Hamburg, Sessions, Auster Bar, Auster Jazz Series, ASCAP Composer, Jon Hammond, Musicians Union, Local 802

vers 2.1
Jon Hammond Band special dedication to Lufthansa and NDR “No X-Cess Baggage Blues” live performance of track from NDR SESSIONS Projekt album featuring the NDR Horns: Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Heinz Lichius drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass – concert in Auster Bar Auster Jazz Series – special thanks Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera – the incredible NDR Musicians and Knut Benzner & Jazz Redaktion Team, Lufthansa Technik Hamburg, Apple iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ndr-sessions-projekt/id154024761 Ham-Berger-Friz Records ©JH INTL ASCAP – Filmed in High Definition Live at Auster Bar Hamburg Eimsbüttel courtesy of Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt Auster Bar Team

https://hammondjazz.wordpress.com/tag/ndr-sessions-projekt/

Nashville Tennessee Special, Public Access TV, #NAMM #HammondOrgan #Sk1 #AcousticNation #ASCAPExpo Musicians Union, Local 6, Local 802, Jon Hammond

Get Back In The Groove Jon Hammond Funk Unit Acoustic Nation NAMM Concert

July 15, 2015

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Get Back In The Groove Jon Hammond Funk Unit Acoustic Nation NAMM Concert

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

by Jon Hammond

Published July 12, 2015
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Get Back In The Groove by Jon Hammond Funk Unit on the Acoustic Nation NAMM Stage in Concert – Artist Info
https://www.namm.org/summer/2015/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit
Joe Berger: Guitar
Roland Barber: Trombone
Louis Flip Winfield: Percussion
Jon Hammond: Organ
Cord Martin : Tenor Saxophone
Genre:
Jazz JON HAMMOND Instruments: Organ, Accordion, Piano, Guitar Attended: Berklee College of Music 1974, City College San Francisco Languages: English, German Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Hammond Organ. Musician: Jon Hammond is one of the premier B3 PLAYERS in the world. Jon has played professionally since age 12. Beginning as a solo accordionist, he later played Hammond B3 organ in a number of important San Francisco bands. His all original group HADES opened shows for Tower of Power, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Michael Bloomfield. Eddie Money and Barry Finnerty became musical associates. Moving East he attended Berklee College of Music and played venues as diverse as Boston’s “Combat Zone” in the striptease clubs during the ’70’s and the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod, where he was house organist with the late great trumpet player Lou Colombo and developed a lasting friendship with House Speaker Tip O’Neill. He also toured the Northeast and Canada with the successful show revue “Easy Living”, and continued his appearances at nightclubs in Boston and New York. Subsequently Hammond lived and traveled in Europe, where he has an enthusiastic following. TV/Video Producer: In 1981 Jon formed BackBeat Productions. Assisted by Lori Friedman (Video by LORI), the innovative TV show “The Jon Hammond Show” became a Manhattan Cable TV favorite. Jon’s “Live on the street” video style included news events, as well as live music/video clips of Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge and many others. The weekly show is now in it’s 32ns year and has influenced the broadcasts of David Letterman and others. Billboard Magazine hailed Jon’s show as “The Alternative to MTV”

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1257128

Youtube https://youtu.be/cwRgiMGhyUc

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/133350902

Jon Hammond Band Facebook Video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/vb.133709526657853/1090842704277859/?type=3&theater

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

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NAMM Show, Late Rent, Theme Song, Jon Hammond Band, B3 Organ, Hammond Organ Company, Suzuki Musical Instruments, JON HAMMOND International, ASCAP Composer, Jon Hammond Show, Cable Access

Jon Hammond Band very special performance on first ever Hammond night in Hilton Hotel Lobby Winter NAMM Show “Sound Soul Summit”
Jon Hammond Show theme song “Late Rent” with Donny Baldwin drums (from Jefferson Starship & Lydia Pense & Cold Blood), Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond New B-3 Portable organ Sound mix by Denny Mack http://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2014/concerts-performances/jon-hammond-band The NAMM Show spcl. thanks Hammond Suzuki Musical Instruments, Photos by Lawrence Gay

Alex Budman ts
Joe Berger g
Donny Baldwin d
Jon Hammond o

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

Youtube http://youtu.be/pKgU2J5EopE

Full High Def Youtube http://youtu.be/7TApELTO1XI

“Head Phone” Composed by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP – from Jon Hammond’s album “Late Rent” Ham-Berger-Friz Records

“Head Phone” – Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie of Jon’s Band Featuring Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Alex Budman, Joe Berger, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond Organ Group — also with appearances by 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 – Front of House / FOH Mix by Brian English – Denny Mack Audio – announcement – Stephen Fortner – Editor Keyboard Magazine Jon Hammond Organ Group *Note: “Head Phone” composed by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND Intl. ASCAP recorded with Bernard Purdie originally on Jon’s album Late Rent in year of 1989 – Big Special Thanks to Jay Dittamo for standin’ in the cuff for Bernard, thanks Jay! special thanks to Scott May and Gregg Gregory Gronowski – Hammond Suzuki Musical Instruments Team Mr. M. Terada, Shuji Suzuki, Yu Beniya, Shigeyuki Ohtaka, Jeff Guilford JJ Guitars UK — with Joe Berger, Alex Budman, Stephen Fortner, Jay Dittamo, Bernard Purdie, Denny Mack and Koei Tanaka at Hilton Anaheim

Bandstand photograph of Bernard Purdie by Jon Hammond just before hitting ©JON HAMMOND International

©Copyright Notice: These Photos of Jon Hammond Band are copyrighted and embedded with i.d. information – Photographer Lawrence Gay and Jon Hammond Band must be credited and linked back if shared or used or you will certainly hear from us – enjoy, from The Winter NAMM Show http://www.jonhammondband.com/


Dom Famularo Feature On Jon Hammond Band NAMM Show Power Funk Supreme Coverage HammondCast

Jon’s archive: https://archive.org/details/DomFamularoFeatureOnJonHammondBandNAMMShow1

On the Youtube http://youtu.be/0656E-IWDn8

Or on the Youtube http://youtu.be/4c9Hi8-bZ9k

(Higher Quality) Surprise! Bernard Purdie and Jon Hammond reprise “Pocket Funk” on NAMM Center Patio Stage: Koei Tanaka harmonica, Joe Berger guitar, Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond at the organ and Bernard Purdie on the fatback drums! Very special thanks to Dom Famularo (Sabian), Bespeco Accessori, Alex Mingmann Hsieh / P Mauriat HQ Pmauriat Albest saxophones, Suzuki Musical Instruments Instruments, JJ Guitars, The NAMM Show Organization – Greg Herreman Productions –
Bernard Purdie / Bernard “Pretty” Purdie / Koei Tanaka / 田中光栄 – fan site
http://www.jonhammondband.com “Pocket Funk” ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP Jon Hammond Band / Jon Hammond Organ Group

– 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

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 – Jon Hammond

Youtube http://youtu.be/7TApELTO1XI

Front of House / FOH Mix by Brian English – Denny Mack Audio – announcement – Stephen Fortner – Editor Keyboard Magazine Jon Hammond Organ Group *Note: “Head Phone” composed by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND Intl. ASCAP recorded with Bernard Purdie originally on Jon’s album Late Rent in year of 1989 – Big Special Thanks to Joe Lamond and Larry Morton of NAMM – Jay Dittamo for standin’ in the cuff for Bernard, thanks Jay!

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

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

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260307

by Jon Hammond
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Jon Hammond Show MNN Channel 1 with late great funky Bay Area drummer James Preston aka Jimmy Preston on Jon Hammond Band in Europa Intim Bar underground Frankfurt gig for Hans Romanov, Jon Hammond’s annual jazzkeller “musikmesse warm up party”, carvin pro audio session at Winter NAMM Show, cooking encore jazzkeller Frankfurt musikmesse Warm Up Party #HammondOrgan #NAMM #musikmesse Funk Soul Blues and Soft News http://www.HammondCast.com

Producer Jon Hammond
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English

*Note: All Images Embedded With I.D. Info ©JON HAMMOND International

Groove music, #Nashville #HammondOrgan #Sk1 #Soul #NAMM #ASCAP composer, Musicians Union, Local 802, Local 6, Acoustic Nation

Community Access TV: Jon Hammond Show preview 07/04

June 29, 2015

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Community Access TV: Jon Hammond Show preview 07/04

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260704

Community Access TV: Jon Hammond Show preview 07/04
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by Jon Hammond

Published June 28, 2015
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Topics Community Access TV, MNN TV Channel 1, Jon Hammond Show, Lew Soloff Celebration Movie, Part 4, Al Jazzbeaux Collins, Jazzbo Collins, Jazz, Blues, Documentary, #HammondOrgan #Local802 #Broadcaster

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Community Access TV: Jon Hammond Show preview as seen on MNN TV Channel 1 Community Channel, 32nd year on air – 07/04 includes Part 4 from Jon Hammond Documentary
Lew
Soloff Celebration Movie Part 4 condensed clip from Jon Hammond
Documenting from The House – June 8, 2015 in the John C. Borden
Auditorium Manhattan School of Music – with astounding heartfelt musical
perfromances by cellist Adam Mandela Walden accompanied by Kyung-Eun Na
piano, NEA Award Winning trumpeter Jimmy Owens, Emily Mitchell piano
Jesse Levy cellist in duo, remembrances by Blue Lou Marini playing with Randy Brecker and all star rhythm section, Danny Gottlieb, Mark Egan, Pete Levin, Gil Evans Orchestra, Chris Rogers
feature protoge of Lew’s – top musicians in New York – greatest musical
tribute perhaps ever to celebrate the life of Lew Soloff the much loved
world-renowned Trumpeter, Father, Educator, in memory of Lew Lena Soloff, sincerely, Jon Hammond
Event Producer – Noah Evans – Gil Evans Page
– Press Release from Lew’s manager Nancy Meyer, LINK: http://www.lewsoloff.com/Celebration%20for%20Lew%20Soloff%20Press%20Release%20Number%203.pdf
MUSICIANS JOIN TOGETHER TO HONOR LEW SOLOFF AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND
REMEMBRANCE – MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2015 New York – A prestigious group of the
jazz world’s finest players will pay tribute to their colleague,
legendary trumpet player Lew Soloff (Feb. 20, 1944-Mar 8, 2015) on
Monday, June 8, 2015 at the John C. Borden Auditorium, located at the Manhattan School of Music (MSM). For furtherinformation please contact Caryn Freitag – camera: Jon Hammond – Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM
Lena Soloff, Emily Mitchell, Nancy Meyer, Laura Solomon, Blue Lou Marini, Lew Soloff, Alex Foster, Noah Evans, Chris Rogers, Jimmy Owens, Randy Brecker, Tom Bones Malone, Bill Warfield, Caryn Freitag, Miles Evans and Lisa Maxwell at Manhattan School of Music.
and then back a few years:
“Jazzbeaux Collins Movie by Jon Hammond”

The
late great radio and TV broadcaster personality Al Jazzbeaux Collins in
the studios of KCSM Jazz 91 with organist Jon Hammond – aka Al Jazzbo
Collins, one of the greatest and most definitely coolest broadcasters
who ever lived. *Note: I dearly miss Jazzbeaux, he was a huge
inspiration to me personally. He broke out my music on the air back in
New York on WNEW 1130AM huge powerful door he opened
for me, we had a lot of fun together on both coasts – he introduced me
to folks like Lionel Hampton, David Panama Francis, Lew Anderson band
leader and Clarabell the Clown from It’s Howdy Doody Time! TV Show, Joe
Bushkin pianist, and his Family the Collins Family – he knew every door
man garbage man and taxi drivers on the street – rest in peace Albert!
sincerely, Jon Hammond https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_%22Jazzbo%22_Collins
Albert Richard “Jazzbo” Collins (born January 4, 1919, Rochester, New
York[1] — d. September 30, 1997, Marin County, California) was an
American disc jockey, radio personality and recording artist who was
briefly the host of NBC television’s Tonight show in 1957.

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. ©JON HAMMOND International http://www.HammondCast.com

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

by Jon Hammond

Published May 29, 2015
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“Get Back in The Groove” musikmessesession in Jazzkeller Hofheim – Peter Klohmann ts Giovanni Totó Gulino d Joe Berger g Jon Hammond o http://www.HammondCast.com ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Youtube https://youtu.be/D-dNDA0bUuI

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1245601

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/129340567

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/vb.133709526657853/1065785310116932/?type=3&theater

Air France Airbus A380 – aka “Flying Forehead”! – Jon Hammond

“Some unofficial nicknames of Airbus A380 are flying forehead, mammoth jet, Whale Jet flying.

Green Giant is also unofficial nickname of Airbus A380. Low fuel consumption of the engines and pollutant levels far below the levels required by the strictest of standards are behind the justifying of this name.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_A380
The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine jet airliner manufactured by Airbus. It is the world’s largest passenger airliner, and the airports at which it operates have upgraded facilities to accommodate it. It was initially named Airbus A3XX and designed to challenge Boeing’s monopoly in the large-aircraft market. The A380 made its first flight on 27 April 2005 and entered commercial service in October 2007 with Singapore Airlines.

The A380’s upper deck extends along the entire length of the fuselage, with a width equivalent to a wide-body aircraft. This gives the A380-800’s cabin 478 square metres (5,145.1 sq ft) of usable floor space, 40% more than the next largest airliner, the Boeing 747-8,[4] and provides seating for 525 people in a typical three-class configuration or up to 853 people in an all-economy class configuration. The A380-800 has a design range of 8,500 nautical miles (15,700 km)

Taillights at Dusk – do we have enough cars yet?

Jon Hammond — at San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

Bring on The Freight! – Port of Oakland,

Jon Hammond — at Port of Oakland.

No X Cess Baggage Blues Jon Hammond​ with NDR Horns Hamburg Auster Bar

http://hammondcast.blog.ca/2015/05/30/no-x-cess-baggage-blues-jon-hammond-with-ndr-horns-hamburg-auster-bar-20485799/

Jon Hammond Late Rent Session Men w/ Bernard Purdie MIKELL’S *LINK: https://youtu.be/6FSQrnuKDLU

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

Jon Hammond and Eddie Money go back over 35 years in just over 6 minutes in this radio interview on Jon’s daily radio program HammondCast on KYOU Radio 1550 AM, onboard Eddie’s tour bus just before doing a show to a packed house at BB King’s Club in New York City for a hometown crowd of diehard Eddie Money fans friends and family in from Long Island, Queens, and Jon now lives in Times Square. A menagerie of images from Jon Hammond’s personal archives going back to the ’70’s and the night of the concert accompanies the audio as heard on HammondCast KYOU Radio 1550 AM and streaming worldwide ©JON HAMMOND International http://www.HammondCast.com

Baby Hold On, Two Tickets to Paradise, Take Me Home Tonight, Shakin’, Trinidad, I Wanna Go Back, Walk on Water, Think I’m in Love, Wanna Be a Rock ‘N’ Roll Star, We Should Be Sleeping, No Control, Where’s The Party, I’ll Get By, You Don’t Know Me

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260411

Youtube https://youtu.be/FfOCHD1TkV8

Jon Hammond Show Preview MNN Channel 1 on air 04/04 featuring original Jazz Blues and Soft News – first segment filmed in Hamburg Eimsbüttel live in Auster Bar Jon Hammond Band with NDR Horns musical director Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Funky Heinz Lichius drums feature on this one, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass http://www.HammondCast.com/ Auster Jazz Series – then to Anaheim California special showcase Jon Hammond Band featuring Bernard Purdie on Jon’s original funky jazz composition “Head Phone” with Bernard Purdie fatback drum, Koei Tanaka Suzuki Harmonica star, Alex Budman tenor, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the New B3 Mk2 Portable organ with high-power model 3300 Leslie speaker covering the bass as well – musical history here at The NAMM Show

JON HAMMOND AT JAZZKELLER, FRANKFURT – COMPLETE ALBUM: https://marcostachikawafotografia.wordpress.com/2013/04/19/jon-hammond-at-jazzkeller-frankfurt-complete-album/comment-page-1/#comment-895

do jazz já se apresentaram ali e as fotos de muitos deles decoram suas velhas paredes.

Já na entrada percebe-se que o local não é para grandes agitos e nem tão pouco é o melhor local para se jogar conversa fora ou para se fazer happy-hour. Não. Ali se respira jazz, e dos melhores.

Na noite em que fomos estava lá o Jon Hammond. Enquanto descia a íngreme escadaria, percebi que deveria ter levado mais lentes, mais baterias, mais cartões de memória… rsrsrsrs… Logo na entrada pedi a autorização do proprietário da casa para fazer algumas fotos, no que recebi um largo sorriso como resposta e o aguardado “…as many as you want, my friend!” E pronto, fiz as fotos dos amigos que estavam por lá só por educação (rsrsrsrsrsrsrs!! …que nada, essas fotos foram devidamente publicadas nas redes sociais) e assim que pude, saí pra curtir e fotografar esse lendário tecladista.

Abaixo, algumas das fotos, espero que gostem!

Os amigos que estavam comigo? Sei lá, nem vi a hora em que foram embora… rsrsrs…

Um abraço,

Marcos Tachikawa

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

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

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

Youtube http://youtu.be/3wjgB0moazk

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

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

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

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

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

Youtube http://youtu.be/x6a8MHYESqc

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

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

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

P. Mauriat Europe Pmauriat Albest Team!

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

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/110027287

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

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

Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond – special NAMM Lunch Set NAMM Show Center Stage Jon Hammond Band photo by Lawrence Gay

HammondCast – CNN iReport – http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1231127
MNN Channel 1 Jon Hammond Show Preview 04/11 Original Jazz Blues and Soft News

My Mom’s Rose plant is in bloom – Jon Hammond

Mr. Shuji Suzuki and Jon Hammond – MNN

Jon Hammond’s new ultra-bright flashlight from Maglite now on the job “Mini Maglite Pro LED Flashlight NEW Ultra Bright 226 Lumens” – now on tour – Silver

The Famous Tall Paul of West Oakland:

The Famous Tall Orange Bicycle Man of West Oakland Sighted today aka “Tall Paul” – Jon Hammond​ “THIS MAN IS TRANSFORMING OAKLAND ONE AWESOME CUSTOM BIKE AT A TIME”

Photo: ©JON HAMMOND International
http://www.thebolditalic.com/articles/7062-this-man-is-transforming-oakland-one-awesome-custom-bike-at-a-time
by R. A. SCHUETZ
Mar 20 at 6am
I first met Tall Paul as he was walking out of the Oakland Home Depot toting a giraffe of a bike. It was orange with gold accents — pedals, spokes, and pinwheel-shaped mags — and its body was made of interlocking triangles stacked so tall the handlebars stood at roughly my height. I was impressed and asked if I could take a closer look. “Of course,” he said, and began showing it off.
Tall Paul is tall — over six feet — with soft, dark curls he usually hides under a baseball cap. He’s cordial, but when he starts talking bikes, a kind of electric and childlike wonder steals over him. You can’t help but feel enthusiastic too. When I asked how he mounts such an ungainly ride, he demonstrated by giving it a shove as he jogged a few steps beside it, then he clambered up the triangles of the frame like they were a ladder. “Where did you get it?” I asked him. “I made it,” he said.
Patting his bike, he explained: “Last fall, I was out with one of the double-stackers when I saw a couple of kids cutting school. They were about 10 years old; I saw them cutting class all of the time. And when I saw the kids, I saw they were excited about the bike. They were like, ‘Wow!’ And I thought, ‘Hey, that might be something I can do to get them back in class.’”
Paul made the two boys an offer: if they went back to school and got three A’s on their next report cards, he’d give each of them a bike. “And it worked,” he said, laughing. “They turned out to be really smart kids. They just got caught up messing around in the streets and cutting school and stuff. They’d been doing it for a while.”
Now Paul has a standing offer to reward any kid who makes three A’s on his or her report card. While Paul doesn’t have the resources to give everyone a bike, if an A student brings him a frame to work with — even if it’s so rusted it no longer runs — he restores and customizes it.
He invited me to come by and watch him work on his bikes sometime. He lives near the Home Depot in a mobile home “parked illegally,” which, I later learned, means he stays put for street sweeping because he’s cultivated relationships with city employees, who sometimes chip in a few dollars for the bikes he’s fixing up for students. That he’s able to stay in one location is part of what’s made him a neighborhood fixture — even beyond Oakland, parents from San Jose and Hayward know to bring their kids’ report cards to him.
On the day I visited, his place was instantly recognizable by the bikes stacked on the roof. When Paul saw me, he greeted me with a hug and began hauling bikes out of his home and propping them on the sidewalk. One after another, there they were: double-stacks, choppers, and, finally, the little black-and-gold frame of a child’s bike with its wheels in disrepair.
This bike, painted in Paul’s signature colors, is to be the prototype that introduces his bike program to schools in the area, starting with Prescott Elementary in Oakland. Paul’s idea is to donate a tricked-out ride every report card season, which the school would prominently display. Every A on a student’s report card would be an entry into a raffle to win the bike. If schools take to it, his goal is to work with as many as he can.
Tall Paul started tinkering with bikes when he was just a child himself — as he remembers it, he was five years old. His mother had saved up to buy him and his six brothers and five sisters bikes for Christmas. While everyone else was out riding theirs, Paul took his down to the basement and dismantled it. “I wanted to see what made it work,” he said.
The passion for taking bikes apart and putting them back together hasn’t left him. “I like everything about it,” he said. “It’s an art.” One of his passions is sanding down the metal of a rusty bike and erasing the ravages of time until the frame gleams. “You see, when you sand it, you take your hand, and you feel the bike. You don’t want to feel a scratch; you don’t want to feel a nick; you don’t want to feel nothing. Like a baby’s butt — smooth.” When he’s finished, he puts it all back together and makes sure it runs well, then carefully paints each piece down to the spokes in the white-walled wheels, then buffs everything to a lustrous shine. For his own bikes, his finishing touch is a rhinestone “TP” (for “Tall Paul”) affixed between the handlebars. He also plans to add gears to his double-stacks.
A few pigeons milled about on the sidewalk where Paul was working. He said the birds know him, just like the rest of the neighborhood does. “They recognize me,” he said. “I could ride my bike right to the corner and stop, and birds will fly down from everywhere and come to it.” He took a break to coax them near. That day there were maybe a dozen, but he explained that on Sunday there’s inevitably a flock around him.
Crouching among the birds, he told me he also dreams of opening a shop so that he can scale his operation. Although the bikes he hasn’t started restoring yet can rest atop his mobile home, he has to take all of his finished and in-progress bikes inside when he’s not working on them. Plus, he has several bikes of his own. This means he usually accepts only two bikes at a time from children and tells others to come back in two days. With a shop, he’d have space to store bikes and tools, as well as a location for business. “I’d love to get this program into every school in the world for all the kids,” he said, referring to his bike raffle. But he’s taking it one step at a time.
For now, he’s on the lookout for any bike that people have given up on and are selling for scrap metal, which he can buy for a few dollars. “I get whole bicycles that probably come off a bush or somewhere. They have all these leaves in them and chains so rusted, you can’t even turn them. But I bring them back to life.”

*Note: photos must be credited ©JON HAMMOND International / Jon Hammond – Jon’s photos on Alcatraz Island Federal Penitentiary attending Art Exhibit of Chinese Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei huge installation on “The Rock” while celebrating birthday and prepping for 29th trip to Frankfurt to play musikmesse and both jazzkeller’s, jazzkeller Frankfurt and Jazzkeller-Hofheim with organ combo Jon Hammond Band – it was an amazing experience, met with Mr. William Baker Former Inmate / Author *see photos with Bill Baker “Old ex-con back at the Rock, telling prison stories” “He’s been a car thief, a jailhouse rioter, an escape artist.” Alcatraz 1259.” That was his number on the Rock.

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Ai Weiwei at Large #AiWeiWeiAlcatraz
Ai Wei Wei at Large Exhibit on Alcatraz Island
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcatraz_Island
Alcatraz Island is located in the San Francisco Bay, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) offshore from San Francisco, California, United States.[2] Often referred to as “The Rock”, the small island was developed with facilities for a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison (1868), and a federal prison from 1933 until 1963.[5] Beginning in November 1969, the island was occupied for more than 19 months by a group of aboriginal people from San Francisco who were part of a wave of Native activism across the nation with public protests through the 1970s. In 1972, Alcatraz became a national recreation area and received designation as a National Historic Landmark in 1986.
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Returning 19th year Fr 17. April 2015 Musikmessesession mit Jon Hammond Jazzkeller Hofheim
Posted on March 24, 2015
Eastside Sound Studios Sunday Session
Posted on March 23, 2015
Jon Hammond Show MNN Ch. 1 Broadcast 03/28/2015 Funk Soul Blues & Soft News
Posted on March 20, 2015
Public Access TV: Jon Hammond Show MNN Community Channel 1, Funk Soul Blues and Soft News
Posted on March 18, 2015

Wie jedes Jahr zur Musikmesse die Warm Up Party im Jazzkeller Frankfurt mit der Jon Hammond Band
14. APRIL 2015 um 21 Uhr
#frankfurt #jazz #live #music #musikmesse2015

Like every year at the Musikmesse the warm up party in the Jazzkeller Frankfurt Jon Hammond band
APRIL 14, 2015 at 9: 00
#frankfurt #jazz #live #music #musikmesse2015

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

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

Smith’s birth year is of some confusion, with various sources citing either 1925 or 1928. Born James Oscar Smith in Norristown, Pennsylvania, at the age of six he joined his father doing a song-and-dance routine in clubs. He began teaching himself to play the piano.

Community Access TV, MNN TV, Channel 1, #LewSoloff #Movie #Trumpet #HammondOrgan Al Jazzbo Collins, Jazz, Blues, Celebration, Memorial, Documentary, Musicians Union, Local 802

Part 2 Lew Soloff Celebration Movie By Jon Hammond

June 21, 2015

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Part 2 Lew Soloff Celebration Movie By Jon Hammond

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/Part2LewSoloffCelebrationMovieByJonHammond

Facebook HammondCast: https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/vb.558692101/10152851137777102/?type=3&theater

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1251245

Part 2 Lew Soloff Celebration concert / gathering June 8, 2015 at Manhattan School of Music condensed from what I could shoot from my chair in the John C. Borden Auditorium. Pt. 3 will be forthcoming folks, Jon Hammond – Release from Lew’s agent Nancy Meyer: LINK: http://www.lewsoloff.com/Celebration%20for%20Lew%20Soloff%20Press%20Release%20Number%203.pdf – Contact: Nancy Meyer (909) 547 0504 nancy@batesmeyer.comMUSICIANS JOIN TOGETHER TO HONOR LEW SOLOFFAN EVENING OF MUSIC AND REMEMBRANCE – MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2015New York – A prestigious group of the jazz world’s finest players will pay tribute to their colleague, legendary trumpet player Lew Soloff (Feb. 20, 1944-Mar 8, 2015) on Monday, June 8, 2015 at the John C. Borden Auditorium, located at the Manhattan School of Music (MSM). This event is free to the public and begins at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:15pm.MSM and the Borden Auditorium are located atSoloff was a vital part of the New York jazz scene for more than 50 years. Throughout his respected career, his unique and unforgettable trumpet solos graced hundreds of projects in the fields of jazz, classical, rock, blues, pop and Latin music, including numerous film and TV soundtracks. Many of those whose lives he touched will gather to share their talent in tribute to Soloff on this special evening.The musical program for this celebration is under the direction of Soloff’s close friends Paul Shaffer and Noah Evans. Shaffer will also serve as Master of Ceremonies.

Some of the artists taking part include: Wynton Marsalis, Steve Tyrell, Randy Brecker, Jon Faddis, Will Lee, Chris Potter, Jimmy Owens, Adam Nussbaum, Ray Anderson, Sammy Figueroa and the classical quintet Manhattan Brass. A complete list of those participating is posted below. The program will also include a visual montage of Soloff’s life and career. A comprehensive Soloff artist biography is available at lewsoloff.com.For those who would like to honor Soloff’s memory, tax-deductible contributions at all levels may be made to Manhattan School of Music with donations going toward the school’s Jazz Arts Program. For nearly 20 years, Soloff was part of the Jazz Arts faculty at MSM. The school hopes to create an endowed scholarship in Soloff’s name, thus recognizing in perpetuity this extraordinary musician’s indelible contributions, while also supporting young musicians. For further information, please visit http://www.msmnyc.edu/Give-to-MSM/Tribute- Giving or contact Andrea Sanseverino Galan, Vice President for Advancement, agalan@msmnyc.edu.Musical guests scheduled to perform at press time include: Ray Anderson, Dave Bargeron, Jeff Berlin, Randy Brecker, Cecil Bridgewater, John Clark, Anne Drummond, Mark Egan, Miles Evans, Jon Faddis, Sammy Figueroa, Alex Foster, Carlos Franzetti, Gil Goldstein, Beth Gottlieb, Danny Gottlieb, Grace Kelly, Will Lee, Pete Levin, Jesse Levy, Fred Lipsius, Tom Malone, Manhattan Brass (Wayne Du Maine, R.J. Kelley, Michael Seltzer, David Taylor), Lou Marini, Wynton Marsalis, Lisa Maxwell, Emily Mitchell, Francois Moutin, Adam Nussbaum, Shunzo Ohno, Jimmy Owens, Chris Potter, Jhair Sala, Paul Shaffer, Brandon Soloff, Bob Stewart, Steve Tyrell, Adam Mandela Walden and Jeff “Tain” Watts.122nd Street, just steps West of Broadway), New York, New York 10027. For further120 Claremont Avenue (entrance on Westinformation please contact Caryn Freitag, Communications and Public RelationsAssociate at MSM, (917) 493-4536 or cfreitag@msmnyc.edu.-end- Jon Hammond: http://www.HammondCast.com/
Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM – Manhattan School of Music — with Alex Foster, David Taylor, Lisa Maxwell, Tom Bones Malone, Lew Soloff, Jeff Watts, Noah Evans, Wayne J du Maine, Blue Lou Marini, Lena Soloff, Laura Solomon, Will Lee and Gil Evans Page at John C. Borden Auditorium, Manhattan School of Music

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

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Lou Colombo House Band at Wychmere Harbor Club L to R Frank Shea d, Lou Colombo t, Jack Pena g, Jon Hammond o

Picnic Time in the Colombo’s Backyard – South Yarmouth MA Cape Cod

HammondCast 201 KYOU Radio, today Jon Hammond puts the spotlight on Lou Colombo trumpet player band leader originally from Brockton MA, Jon played organ with Lou for 2.5 years on the house band at the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club and Thompson’s Clam Bar in Harwich Port Cape Cod MA – a recently discovered recording from the bandstand with Lou Colombo, Jon Hammond on B3 organ, Frank Shea drums and 2 additional horns on a big Saturday night at the legendary Wychmere Harbor Club in Harwich Port! ©JON HAMMOND International

Berklee College of Music — Re-discovered recordings with Lou Colombo: HammondCast 202 Pt 2 Spotlight on Lou Colombo KYOU Radio:

LINK: https://www.berklee.edu/news/re-discovered-recordings-lou-colombo-hammondcast-202-pt-2-spotlight-lou-colombo-kyou-radio

Podomatic http://hammondcast.podomatic.com/entry/2011-02-23T03_07_43-08_00

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Berk founder of Berklee College of Music were in the house and Tip O’Neill Speaker of The House on a big Saturday night at the Wychmere Harbor Club in Harwich Port Cape Cod MA:

AUDIO: http://ia700404.us.archive.org/26/items/JonHammondHammondCast202KYOURadio/HammondCast202.mp3

HammondCast 202 KYOU Radio special edition with part 2 of recording from Wychmere Harbor Club when Jon played B3 organ on the Lou Colombo Band, the house band at Wychmere Harbor Club in Harwich Port Cape Cod MA. First backing up a feature dance duo with cha cha …

Fort Myers Florida — Lou Colombo and Jon Hammond just a few days before Lou was tragically killed while driving home from his gig
March 2012

http://blog.sfgate.com/jon-hammond/2015/03/05/hammondcast-202-the-jon-hammond-show-audio-from-jons-radio-show/


Wikipedia in Deutsch
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou_Colombo

Lou Colombo (* 22. August 1927 in Brockton, Massachusetts[1]; † 3. März 2012 in Fort Myers, Florida) war ein US-amerikanischer Musiker (Trompete, Kornett, Flügelhorn) im Bereich des Swing und Mainstream Jazz.

Colombo begann mit zwölf Jahre Trompete zu spielen, war zunächst sieben Jahre Baseball-Profispieler bei den Brooklyn Dodgers, bevor ihn mit 24 Jahren eine Knieverletzung zwang, seine Sportlerkarriere zu beenden. Er arbeitete danach als Vollzeitmusiker meist als Ensemblespieler und Studiomusiker, u. a. in den Big Bands von Dizzy Gillespie, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Buddy Morrow und Perez Prado, außerdem bei Sessions mit Meredith D’Ambrosio (South to a Warmer Place, 1989), George Masso (That Old Gang of Mine, 1996) und Jerry Jerome (Something Borrowed, Something Blue).[3] Unter eigenem Namen spielte er einige Alben ein, darunter 1990 bei Concord Records ein Tributalbum für Bobby Hackett ein, an dem u. a. auch Dave McKenna und Keith Copeland mitwirkten. Colombo, der fünf Jahrzehnte in der Jazzszene von Cape Cod aktiv war, starb Anfang März 2012 im Alter von 84 Jahren an den Folgen eines Verkehrsunfalls.

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

Youtube http://youtu.be/934LYZwSpxs

Jon Hammond’s coverage of the annual NAMM in Memoriam Tribute to Industry Leaders Lost. Always near the end of day 1 we take time to reflect, NAMM Historians Dan Del Fiorentino and Tony Arambarri put together a special reel showing members of the NAMM Community who have passed, L.A. Bagpipers play – on this clip the audio is original music from Jon Hammond “Lydia’s Tune” since Youtube flags the bagpiper’s track – for complete NAMM Memorial: https://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/namm-memoriam-industry-tribute-2015 – HammondCast http://www.HammondCast.com #NAMM

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1213472

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/118886655

NAMM Show Day 1 — Greg Herreman Event Producer directing operations on the big GoPro Stage just before the annual NAMM Tribute to Industry Leaders Lost – like Secret Service with a microphone in his sleeve, super slick!

– Jon Hammond — with Greg Herreman at The NAMM Show.

Getting closer to hit time for NAMM Memoriam Industry Tribute – NAMM Chairman Larry Morton also Kevin Cranley and Debbi Cranley are talking with Dan Del Fiorentino – spotlights are moving in to place, Hats On…Bagpipers ready!

– Jon Hammond — with Dan Del Fiorentino at The NAMM Show.

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2gj8lw_namm-memorial-tribute-industry-leaders-lost-hammondcast-coverage_music

Head Phone Funk Masterpiece
Jon Hammond Band With Bernard Purdie Side Camera
*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Head Phone Funk Masterpiece Jon Hammond Band With Bernard Purdie Side Camera
Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/HeadPhoneFunkMasterpieceJonHammondBandWithBernardPurdieSideCamera
Head Phone Funk Masterpiece Jon Hammond Band with Bernard Purdie side camera – special thanks to Tino Pavlis and Joachim Wiesel for this side view camera footage of Jon Hammond Band NAMM Showcase
– Jon Hammond original funk composition “Head Phone” featuring legendary Fatback Funk drummer Bernard “Pretty” Bernard “Pretty” Purdie and Jon’s long-time colleague Joe Berger on guitar, from Tokyo Japan Koei Tanaka Suzuki Harmonica artist Suzuki Harmonica – Official Facebook Page – Official Facebook Page Alex Budman tenor saxophone and Jon Hammond at the B3mk2 organ and high-power model 3300 Leslie Speaker with FOH mix by Brian English Audio Denny Mack – this is The Jon Hammond Organ Group – Funk Masterpiece performance with announcement by Stephen Fortner Editor of Keyboard Magazine on a big Friday Night in the Anaheim Hilton Hotel Lobby, enjoy! © JON HAMMOND International, INC. ASCAP – Suzuki Musical Instruments
YouTube http://youtu.be/1r0SSgNoJXU

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Funk Masterpiece performance with announcement by Stephen Fortner Editor of Keyboard Magazine on a big Friday Night in the Anaheim Hilton Hotel Lobby, enjoy! © JON HAMMOND International, INC. ASCAP

YouTube http://youtu.be/1r0SSgNoJXU – Suzuki Musical Instruments — with Jon Hammond, Joe Berger and Bernard Purdie at The NAMM Show.

Jon Hammond on the scene covering Joe Franklin’s annual Thanksgiving show and free turkey dinner at Laugh Factory NYC, a great tradition, Miracle on 42nd St.! Owner Richard Basciano an icon of Times Square says “By giving this holiday gift we want to give our thanks to the people NYC for making us what we are today .”
No one should be alone on this day of giving thanks and all are invited. Come out for a day of food and fun and share good times with friends. Happy Thanksgiving from Times Square Arts Center and The World Famous Laugh Factory. Enjoy Joe Franklin legend of Radio & TV here! jh

Lew Soloff, Celebration of Life, Memorial, Musicians, Manhattan School of Music, Gil Evans Orchestra, Local 802, Musicians Union, Trumpet Player, Educator, Father, Jazz Musicians, Blood Sweat and Tears, #HammondOrgan #CableAccess