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Musikmesse Jon Hammond Allstar Band Special Guests Center Stage

April 11, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Musikmesse Jon Hammond Allstar Band Special Guests Center Stage

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

Michael Birk Veranstaltungslogistik GmbH Stage Crew

photo credit Bernie Capicchiano / Bernies Music Land of Australia

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

Producer Jon Hammond
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L t R Mavros Freitag, Andreas Meer, Jon Hammond

It’s my tunes

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

Jon Hammond and Detlef Kinsler

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

Closing Out (my 31st) musikmesse – consecutively with a session playing with my 2 ‘brothers from other mothers’…and I Know both of their Mothers – in the Hammond Suzuki Musical Instruments stand – Jon Hammond, Joe Berger, Michael Falkenstein

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

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NAMM Show Jazz and Blues Hammond Organ Showcase Next Week Jon Hammond Funk Unit

January 12, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NAMM Show Jazz and Blues Hammond Organ Showcase Next Week Jon Hammond Funk Unit

NAMM Believe in Music https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2017/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit

Performance Info
Friday, January 20, 2017 – 4:00pm to 4:40pm
NAMM CenterStage Presented by Pioneer DJ (BC Patio)
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Musicians:

Koei Tanaka chromatic harmonica Suzuki Musical Instruments Artist
Heinz Lichius drums from Hamburg Germany
Chuggy Carter percussion Gon Bops Artist
Alex Budman tenor saxophone Los Angeles CA
Joe Berger guitar New York NY
Jon Hammond organ + bass – Leader, TV Radio Host

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Jon Hammond Show for 11 05 from NAMM and Frankfurt musikmesse

Segment number one:
Jon Hammond Funk Unit
https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2017/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit
NAMM CenterStage presented by Pioneer DJ
“Lydia’s Tune” ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP
Joe Berger: Guitar/Guitarist
Chuggy Leslie J. Carter: Percussion
Dom Famularo: Drums/Drummer
Alex Budman: Tenor Saxophone/Saxophonist
Koei Tanaka: Harmonica
Jon Hammond: Organ / Leader
Note, next NAMM Showcase coming January 20, 2017 at 4PM Jon Hammond Funk Unit
Segment number 2:
Shooting the Bridges in Full High Definition with Jon Hammond
https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153816720072102/ – San Francisco CA – from HammondCast radio program, Jon’s camera voice and music
Segment number 3:
Late Rent the Jon Hammond Show Theme Song live in jazzkeller Frankfurt, Jon’s annual 30th year musikmesse Warm Up Party – Jon Hammond Band:
“Helloooo New York!” from audience!
Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt – LATE RENT Jon Hammond Theme Song – Jon Hammond Band: Peter Klohmann tenor, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ – Video: Tino Pavlis http://www.HammondCast.com

Jon Hammond Funk Unit CenterStage Presented by Pioneer DJ @NAMM

Friday, January 20, 2017 at 4 PM – 4:40 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/970048696439945/

The NAMM Show
Anaheim, California

NAMM LINK https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2017/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit

Artist Info Jon Hammond Organ+bass / Organist Leader Koei Tanaka Harmonica / Master Chromatic Harmonica Player Joe Berger Guitar / more band members tba – Photos by Lawrence Gay co-producer West Coast Live Radio Program ©JHINTL

Genre: Funky Jazz and Blues
Hometown: New York City

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Looking forward to playing with my good friend again, Koei Tanaka | Chromatic Harmonica & Blues Harp master!
*Clip: Suzuki Headquarters and factory concert special for President Founder Manji Suzuki with introduction by Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, Jon Hammond at the new B3mk2 organ with Koei Tanaka chromatic harmonica
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Suzuki Headquarters and factory concert special for President Founder Manji Suzuki with introduction by Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, Jon Hammond at the new B3mk2 organ with Koei Tanaka chromatic harmonica Part 3 of 3 “Mercy Mercy” in Hamamatsu Japan.
Special Thanks Mr. H. Ono, Mr. M. Terada, Mr. S. Ohtaka, Mr. Y. Beniya, Tachi Tachikawa, President M. Suzuki and entire Suzuki Musical Instruments Team ©JHINTL

Suzuki Musical Instruments Hamamatsu partial group shot after Koei and Jon played

Jon Hammond Organ Demo Hammond B3 of The Future XK-5 as seen at Tokyo Big Sight Japan Musical Instruments Fair

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Jon Hammond Show Preview 11 26 From Tokyo Japan Funk Soul Music New XK-5 Hammond Organ And B3

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Published November 19, 2016
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Topics Japan Music Fair, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, Tokyo, Jon Hammond Show, Funk Soul Music, Chromatic Harmonica, B3 organ, XK5 Hammond, Modeled Tonewheel 1, #HammondOrgan

Tokyo Japan — Jon Hammond Broadcast for MNN TV Cable Access, 34th year Friday nights at 01:30AM (Sat.) Channel 1 – first segment
from Tokyo Big Sight Japan — Very special dedication at Musical Instruments Fair Japan Second Day to my good friend Waichiro Tachikawa aka Tachi – reprising 10 years later Mercy Mercy with the great Suzuki Chromatic harmonica masters Koei Tanaka and Tokuichi Inoue (Stevie Wonder’s friends and harmonica makers!), Joe Berger playing custom guitar built by Tor Arne Engdal and Jon Hammond at the exciting new Hammond organ product, the XK-5 aka XK5 presented in the full blown version Heritage Pro System with high power model 3300 Leslie Speaker daily onstage in the Suzuki Musical Instruments stand – enjoy this Full High Definition Film that will bring you right there to the bi-annual fair in the Big Sight convention and exhibition center in Tokyo, Japan – the largest one in the country! See you again in 2018 folks! These instruments are available now from your local Hammond Suzuki representitives – Jon Hammond
*Note: We will also be appearing at Winter NAMM Show, Frankfurt musikmesse Prolight + Sound and Summer NAMM Show 31st year – this is the New B3 of the Future, now! “The New Original” – JH
Jon Hammond is playing the New Hammond XK-5 Organ product from Suzuki Musical Instruments with “Modelled Tone Wheel 1” (MTW1)
Tone Generator. MTW™ (Modeled Tone Wheels)
Second segment: Japan Music Fair LIVE Get Back in The Groove XK5 featuring Koei Tanaka and Joe Berger plus special guest Tokuichi Inoue chromatic Harmonica Masters from Suzuki Musical Instruments – Jon Hammond is playing the new XK-5 Hammond organ and high power Leslie Speaker, the new standard in Hammond B3 digital organ, best modern Hammond organ in history, enjoy! Jon Hammond photo Steve aka Shunichi Horiuchi!

Third segment: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo — LATE RENT Theme Song in famous Hammond orgasm​ #Hammondorgasm Rock Club Tokyo Japan – Hammond B3 organ lounge where the late great Keith Emerson used to hang out – MUSICIANS: KOEI TANAKA harmonica, – Koei Tanaka​ JOE BERGER guitar, – Joe Berger​ KIMIAKI TOBE drums, – Kimiaki Tobe​ JON HAMMOND B3 organ – Jon Hammond


Special thanks: George Massahillo Oya​ & Atsuko Oya​ – Hammond orgasm Team – Shinjuku Tokyo – “Shinjuku is a special ward in Tokyo, Japan. It is a major commercial and administrative centre, housing the busiest railway station in the world and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building,”
Producer: Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND Intl.
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Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

HammondCast 19 https://archive.org/details/HammondCast_19

HammondCast 19 starts out in Frankfurt Germany recording in AFN Europe Headquarters on one big tube microphone featuring Hungarian tenor saxophone star TONY LAKATOS, now a member of the HR Radio Big Band. And a slow rainy day Blues featuring guitarist JOE BERGER and RAY GRAPPONE drums, Jon on the XB-2 organ/bass. Also a 35 year-old recording of my old rock band HADES

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NAMM, Jazz, Blues, Showcase, Funk, Jon Hammond, #NAMMShow #Jazz #XK5 #HammondOrgan

Musical Instruments Fair Japan Second Day Suzuki Hammond Mercy Dedicated To Tachi!

November 9, 2016

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Musical Instruments Fair Japan Second Day Suzuki Hammond Mercy Dedicated To Tachi!

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Tokyo Big Sight Japan — Very special dedication at Musical Instruments
Fair Japan Second Day to my good friend Waichiro Tachikawa aka Tachi –
reprising 10 years later Mercy Mercy with the great Suzuki Chromatic
harmonica masters Koei Tanaka and Tokuichi Inoue (Stevie Wonder’s
friends and harmonica makers!), Joe Berger playing custom guitar built by Tor Arne Engdal and Jon Hammond at the exciting new Hammond organ product, the XK-5 aka XK5 presented in the full blown version Heritage Pro System with high power model 3300 Leslie Speaker daily onstage in the Suzuki Musical Instruments
stand – enjoy this Full High Definition Film that will bring you right
there to the bi-annual fair in the Big Sight convention and exhibition
center in Tokyo, Japan – the largest one in the country! See you again
in 2018 folks! These instruments are available now from your local
Hammond Suzuki representitives – Jon Hammond
http://www.HammondCast.com

Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond – Suzuki Musical Instruments Hamamatsu

Suzuki Musical Instruments Hamamatsu

President Manji Suzuki and Jon Hammond seated at the New B3 B3mk2 organ

Suzuki Chromatic
harmonica masters Koei Tanaka and Tokuichi Inoue (Stevie Wonder’s
friends and harmonica makers!), Joe Berger playing custom guitar built by Tor Arne Engdal and Jon Hammond at the exciting new Hammond organ product, the XK-5

*Note: We will also be appearing at Winter NAMM Show, Frankfurt musikmesse Prolight + Sound and Summer NAMM Show 31st year – this is the New B3 of the Future, now! “The New Original” – JH
XK5 Heritage Series Model Options:
XK5 Heritage Pro System
MoK5 Heritage Pro System
Special Thanks Shigeyuki Ohtaka, Yu Beniya, Masato Tomie
and Suzuki Engineering Team – President Manji Suzuki & Suzuki Team –
a pleasure to play the Hybrid Multiple Key Contact System and the
All-New Sound Engine totally rocks!

Producer Jon Hammond
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English

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“XK5 Single Manual

XK5 Heritage Pro System
• XK5, XLK5 lower manual, new Pro
Bench (BK), new Pro Stand (BK)
• XPK250BK Pedalboard (option, not
shown)
Model A3 Heritage System
• XK5, A3 lower manual (RW), new A3
Bench (RW), new A3 Stand (RW)
• XPK250W Pedalboard (option)
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HAMMOND® XK-5
“THE NEW ORIGINAL”
The HAMMOND B-3TM organ and its siblings such as the C-3TM and A-100TM have been the single most influential keyboard instruments in musical history, perhaps apart from the acoustic piano. When paired with the spinning Leslie® speaker, the HAMMOND’s sonic versatility defined the electrified keyboard sound of genres from rock to soul to Gospel to jazz. This sound is as sought after today as ever.
With the XK-5 and Heritage Series, HAMMOND is proud to announce that we’ve closed the final millimeters of the realism gap—in terms of both sound and feel—in a form factor that’s far more portable and affordable than a vintage Hammond organ. We are very proud of this instrument for providing an absolutely authentic playing experience that will meet the demands of even the most seasoned B-3 purist. Frankly, we feel it has no peer among today’s keyboard offerings.
“It’s very important to feel comfortable sitting at the organ. Sometimes I play an organ and it doesn’t feel like what I’m used to. First of all, [The XK-5] feels like
a B-3, just sitting at it.” – Dr. Lonnie Smith, legendary jazz organist
“It’s a Hammond B3! That’s what most of us want in
essence. But to be able to go beyond that and have all these incredible adjustments … I’m in love!” – Chuck Leavell (The Rolling Stones)
Let’s face it: Moving and maintaining an antique Hammond will only become more difficult as time passes. Of course we have tons of respect for anyone who does, but to get all of the sound with none of the hassle, let’s learn why the XK-5 is destined to become The New OriginalTM
.
NEW PATENT-PENDING TECHNOLOGIES
The engineering team we’ve dedicated to the Hammond sound for over 30 years went back to the drawing board for nearly everything about the new XK-5, analyzing many classic organs and poring over original diagrams and blueprints that only we possess. Here are some of the biggest new ideas in the new Hammond XK-5.
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Hybrid Multiple Key Contact System: On classic Hammonds (and in our current, full-sized New B-3 Mk. II family), pressing a key closes nine mechanical contacts: one for each drawbar. Your ears usually hear the multiple harmonics as one note. Depress a key slowly, however, and you can hear the harmonics come in at slightly different times. Normal playing created a subtle “slop” between otherwise crisp attacks, and the more drawbars you pull out, the more of an almost subliminal but chewy and soulful character it impacts to the sound. One perhaps feels this more than hears it, but seasoned players certainly notice its absence.
You can’t accomplish this with a single MIDI note-on, which is what most of today’s organ and synth key actions use. In the XK-5, we use three mechanical contacts at different points in the keys’ travel. Each of these in turn triggers three virtual contacts, giving you separate “note on” connections for every drawbar frequency in the same manner as the original nine-contact electro-mechanical Hammond® organs. The result is a fingers-to-music connection that perfectly duplicates sitting at a vintage B while saving on weight and cost. Plus, the time-spread between these “note ons” is programmable, as is the order in which you hear the harmonics speak. And since the contacts all receive and transmit MIDI note data, you can capture every harmonic nuance of your performance in your DAW program of choice—to which you can directly connect the XK-5 via USB.
“The first thing that struck me was the action. I played a big Larry Young chord, and stretching and hitting that top note, it didn’t quite trigger all the way until I really pressed on it. That’s exactly what a B-3 does and what I expect as a B-3 player.” – Jim Alfredson (Organissimo, Janiva Magness)
(Jim – jamming on the XK5 – ModelA3)
Completely Redesigned Key-bed: The XK-5’s keyboard action is built in-house, not sourced from a third-party manufacturer. We designed it to duplicate the heft, bounce, and key dip of a “new old stock” and well-maintained B-3TM: No springy synth keys allowed! Master Hammond players who tested early prototypes confirmed that nothing comes closer to the feel and response they expect. Of course it has the “waterfall” key fronts critical to Hammond playing techniques such as palm slides. Play the XK-5 alongside any other modern organ and we’re convinced you’ll find the difference stunning.
“The feel of the keyboard, it kicks back at you.
It’s not dead, and it feels good.
See, that’s what we’re looking for!”- Dr. Lonnie Smith
“It’s like the feel of what I imagine it must have been like in 1968
when you put your hands on a brand new one. It feels great.”- Chuck Leavell
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All-New Sound Engine: The XK-5 employs new proprietary technology to recreate Hammond’s storied tone wheel generator with unprecedented accuracy and flexibility. Tone wheels were spinning discs on shafts, each with its own pickup pointing at the edge. The pattern of “teeth” cut into the edge of the wheel and its rotational speed determined the pitch. Modeling and sampling are combined in an exclusive process to capture the frequencies of all 91 tone wheels found in the original organs, not to mention other important sonic details such as key click, harmonic percussion, vibrato-chorus, and more.
Tone wheel generators have become like rare violins or classic cars: Even though Hammond originally calibrated all instruments that left the factory to sound identical, no two are exactly alike after decades of use. So we’ve extended the programmability of both the overall generator characteristics (such as leakage and cross-talk between pickups) and individual tone wheel behavior (such as the purity of the sine wave) to almost ludicrous depths. In addition to letting you perfectly duplicate different conditions of Hammonds—from showroom-new to road-abused if that’s what you’re going for—there’s the ability to recreate individual organs right down to the model, year, and serial number! Presets will capture the exact tonal qualities of famous artists’ instruments, from jazz great Dr. Lonnie Smith to Chuck Leavell (The Rolling Stones) to Gregg Rolie (Santana, Journey) and more.
Virtual Matching Transformer: An often overlooked subtlety of the Hammond sound was that the tone wheels generated tiny voltages that needed to be stepped up, and you could be “drawing on” some of the same wheels at the same time by playing similar notes with similar drawbar settings on both manuals. All signals from the upper, lower, and pedal manuals passed through a matching transformer that was intended to even things out before the signal moved on to the preamp and vibrato-chorus scanner. The transformer—a piece of iron with a coil wrapped around it—could “remember” some of its saturation based on how hard it had been working previously, thus affecting new notes played. Physicists call this hysteresis. Musically speaking, it affects how much “volume robbing” you hear and adds to what Hammond aficionados think of as the “breathing” quality of the organ. (The phenomenon is similar to why some recording engineers like transformer-equipped microphones and/or preamps for certain sounds.) In the XK-5, the matching transformer and its place in the signal chain is modeled precisely, and the saturation and hysteresis amounts are adjustable from barely-there to over-the-top. Like we said, we’re closing the final few millimeters of the realism gap.
MORE FEATURES
We didn’t stop there. Just a few of the XK-5’s more than 50 innovations and features include:
• Four full sets of Harmonic Drawbars plus pedal drawbars, just like on original Hammond
console organs including the B-3.
• 12 additional virtual tone wheels are devoted to harmonically complex pedal tones (i.e. more
than just 16′ and 8′ sine waves), as found on Hammonds beginning in 1945.
• Custom tone wheel profiles available via download.
• Our best-ever Digital Leslie effect. Anything else is just a “rotary simulator.”
• Continuously variable Digital Leslie speed if desired.
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• Dedicated octave shift / transpose buttons.
• Improved DSP-based overdrive complemented by vacuum tube preamp.
• Improved vibrato-chorus.
• Dedicated on/off buttons and amount knobs for reverb, overdrive, and assignable multi-FX.
• Lower B drawbars can alternately control 9 MIDI CC messages for external gear.
• Left and right 1⁄4” outs can be used at the same time as Leslie output, for running the XK-5
through a real Leslie in parallel to stationary speakers, a subwoofer, or house P.A.
• More key-triggering modes for pedal-to-lower coupler (Manual Bass function).
• Firmware updatable via USB flash drive or directly from computer.
• Crisp new OLED display is more readable under different lighting conditions.
Of course we’ve retained the things that made working with the XK-3C and our compact SK-series keyboards a joy. Hold any button and the first page of parameters most relevant to it comes up in the display—holding the Leslie speed button for Digital Leslie settings, for example. This saves you a ton of menu-diving when customizing your sounds. New patch-naming and copying features also make your housekeeping even easier.
HERITAGE SERIES OVERVIEW
The single manual XK-5 forms the basis of our new Heritage Series, letting you configure as large or
as small a system as your gig requires.
For adding flawless and inspiring Hammond organ sound to your existing multi-keyboard rig, simply purchase the XK-5 single-manual unit. It contains all the tone-generating “brains” in case you want to expand later. From here, two systems offer a choice between contemporary or traditional looks for players who require dual manuals and/or pedals.
XK-5 Pro System
This system is best for touring musicians who carry their own gear but require a full portable B-3.
The new XLK-5 lower manual uses the same key-bed and multi-contact system. It features the same high-quality cabinetry as the main unit, with vertically extended side panels designed to cradle your XK-5. Remove the existing side panels from the main unit (a quick and simple operation), slide it into place, and you have an integrated dual-manual rig with a seamless appearance.
Jazz players who kick bass can add the XPK-250 two-octave radiating pedalboard, which includes our new EXP-250 expression pedal. Though the XK-5 is compatible with previous XK-3 and XK-3C Pro System expansion products such as the XLK-3 lower manual (though you’ll only get the multiple key contacts on the XK-5 itself), all the new components interconnect via H-BUS, our new connector that simplifies setup by carrying both data and power.
Rounding out the options are the open-footprint aluminum Pro stand, which folds for easy carry, and matching bench.
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Model A-3TM
So named because it looks very much like Laurens Hammond’s first organ, the Model ATM he introduced in 1935, the Model A-3 is ideal for installation in a church or nightclub, or for any application where the appearance of a classic B-series Hammond is desired.
It begins with the XK5 and adds the A-3 lower manual, which functions exactly like the XLK-5 but has thicker side panels. The wooden “B-3 look” stand and bench match the cabinetry perfectly, as does the XPK-250 pedalboard with expression pedal.
HAMMOND will offer different bundles of these components through better retailers everywhere.
If you demand no less than perfection from your tone-wheel organ sound, a feel and responsiveness that will make you close your eyes and imagine you’re playing a vintage B-3, and programmability that will let you recreate any specific Hammond that may be in your mind’s ear, don’t settle for a “clone.” Insist on The New Original … the HAMMOND XK-5.
“I’m so glad Hammond is carrying on the tradition, and making it even better than it was in the beginning. Congratulations!” – Chuck Leavell
SPECIFICATIONS:
Hammond USA 743 Annoreno Drive Addison, IL 60101
http://www.hammondorganco.com
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Manuals
Upper and Lower 73 notes each (61 playing keys plus 12 Preset Keys)
Square-front (“waterfall”-style) New mechanical key-bed design
Pedal (optional)
13, 20-note spinet-style 25-note radiating
Adjustable Pedal Sustain Pedal to Lower coupler Custom Pedal Registrations (3 Factory, 3 User)
Split
SPLIT panel control Assignable split point
Tone Generator
MTWTM (Modeled Tone Wheels) 61-note polyphony for Manuals 5-note polyphony for Pedals
Virtual Multi-ContactsTM
Custom Contacts (3 Factory, 3 User) 3 Physical Contacts, 9 Assignable Virtual Contacts
Adjustable Attack, Release, Decay
Harmonic Drawbars®
5 sets (4 Manuals, 1 Pedal) Upper 2 X 9 pitches
Lower 2 X 9 pitches
Pedal 2 pitches
Drawbar Voicing
4 choices for Manuals (A-100, B-3, C-3, Mellow)
4 choices for Pedals (Normal, Muted, Synth 1 & 2)
Custom Tone Wheel (CTWTM)
3 Factory, 3 User for A-100, B-3, C- 3 & Mellow Drawbar Voicings CTW’s identified by model and serial number
Adjustable parameters for each tone wheel
12 complex tone wheels for bottom 12 pedal tones.
Touch-Response PercussionTM
Percussion On, Normal/Soft Volume, Slow/Fast Decay, 2nd & 3rd Harmonic
Adjustable Normal/Soft Volume settings,
Slow/Fast Decay rates, Velocity, Key Tracking,
1’ Drawbar Cancel ON/OFF
Vibrato & ChorusTM
Virtual ScannerTM (3 settings) Adjustable rate, Vibrato/Chorus Mix Vibrato on Pedal ON/OFF
Overdrive
Tube/Solid State Adjustable drive level
Preset Keys
9 Presets plus Cancel each Manual 2 Adjust Presets each Manual
9 programmable Preset Banks
Patches
100 User, 100 Factory Patches Assignable to Preset Keys as Favorites
Assignable Patch Load: Drawbar registrations, Drawbar parameters, Internal & External Zones, Multi- Effects, Reverb.
Tube Preamp
12AU7/12AX7 Tubes
Adjustable Routing & Drive Level
MTTM Matching Transformer
Adjustable drive level, Hysteresis, upper/lower/percussion levels
Multi-Effects
Tremolo, Auto Pan, Wah-Wah, Ring Modulator, Phaser, Flanger, Chorus, Delay. Adjustable parameters for each effect.
Master Equalizer
Bass/Mid/Treble panel controls Adjustable gain & center frequency
Programmable Equalizer
Bass, Mid, Treble
Adjustable center frequency Hammond Preamp Tone Control
Leslie®
STOP, FAST, BYPASS panel controls.
Custom Cabinets (8 Preset, 8 User) Adjustable Slow & Fast Speeds, Rise & Fall Times, Horn/Drum/Subwoofer Volume Balance, Microphone Settings.
Reverb
ON/OFF panel control
11 programs
Leslie On Reverb ON/OFF
MIDI
5 MIDI Templates
3 Keyboard Channels (Upper, Lower, Pedals)
6 External Zones (3 Upper, 2 Lower, 1 Pedals)
Assignable MIDI channels, key range, Program Change, Pan, Velocity Curve, Min/Max Volume
IN 1, IN 2, OUT Connections
Display
OLED, 20 character, 2 line
7 Control Buttons & VALUE Rotary Knob
USB
“A” port (“To USB Flash Drive”) “B” port (“To Host”)
Tune/Transpose
Transpose +- 6 semitones Fine Tune +- 10 cents
Octave Up/Down +- 2 octaves
H-BUS® Connector
To Pedals/Expression Pedal
Audio Connections
LINE OUT L/MONO / R Headphone Jack
11-pin Leslie® Connector
Other Connections
CONTROL 1, CONTROL 2, 8-pin DIN (EXP-100F Expression Pedal)
AC Input
Dimensions
46.8” (W) 15.8” (D) 4.7” (H) Weight 34.6 lbs. ”

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Musical Instruments Fair Japan NO X-CESS BAGGAGE BLUES in Suzuki Musical Instruments Stand XK-5 – Musicians: Koei Tanaka chromatic harmonica, Joe Berger guitar, Takano Naoyuki tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond playing the new XK-5 Hammond Heritage Pro System organ
XK5 Heritage Pro System • XK5, XLK5 lower manual, new Pro Bench (BK), new Pro Stand (BK) • XPK250BK Pedalboard “THE NEW ORIGINAL” – Tokyo Big Sight http://www.HammondCast.com/ — at Tokyo Big Sight.

Musicians: Koei Tanaka chromatic harmonica, Joe Berger guitar, Takano Naoyuki tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond playing the new XK-5 Hammond Heritage Pro System organ:

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Yeah man! Like President Obama says: “Fire it Up!”
Tokyo Big Sight, I’m back in town and not messin’ around – fired up after falling in line with my dear serious music friends right here,
L to R Koei Tanaka​, Joe Berger​, Jon Hammond​, Waichiro Tachikawa​

rallying around the new XK-5 Organ at Musical Instruments Fair Japan – Fire it Up folks! The new standard, moving in to the future…hammer down on the XK5 Hammond organ Heritage Pro System, better than a B3 and it won’t break your back – welcome to the future! – Jon Hammond
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Big Thank You Yu Beniya Suzuki Musical Instruments Team for this beautiful photo: On-Air with Stanley and Chris of Tokyo Guitar Show

#TokyoGuitarShow – huge honor to go on-the-air there with Stanley and Chris at the 2016 Japan Musical Instruments Fair in Tokyo Big SIght! – Joe Berger Jon Hammond – http://www.tgs-radio.com , thanks Yu! – Tokyo Big Sight!

My new youngest organ student on the new XK-5 Hammond organ, I showed him how to do ‘The Claw’ – sub-in training!

At Japan Music Fair, Tokyo Big Sight Japan – Jon Hammond – Suzuki Musical Instruments

Jon Hammond & Manji Suzuki President Founder of Suzuki Musical Instruments

Tokyo Japan — Meeting the Hammond XK-5 Heritage Pro System Organ rig for Japan Musical Instrument Fair in Suzuki Musical Instruments, better than an old B3 folks! Multi-contact keys and all new powerful sound engine, pure classic Hammond organ sound moving in to the future!

Jon Hammond & Joe Berger preparing for daily program with the great Chromatic Harmonica master Koei Tanaka!
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*Full High Definition Movie: #WATCHMOVIE HERE: Japan Music Fair LIVE Get Back In The Groove XK5 Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JapanMusicFairLIVEGetBackInTheGrooveXK5 Youtube https://youtu.be/1x3Xt4yLF8U

11月4、5、6日と続いた楽器フェア2016、スズキハーモニカのデモ演奏を連日行いましたが、無事に終了しました!演奏を聴いていただいたみなさま、ありがとうございました。ハモンドオルガンの名手 河合 代介さんとのデュオ(最終日最後のセットにはドラムの大槻カルタさんが乱入してくれて大盛り!)、そしてアメリカから急遽かけつけてくれたハモンドオルガンの Jon Hammondとギターの Joe Bergerのトリオ(スズキハーモニカ開発のIさんに飛び入りしてもらいました!)にて行いました。とても良い内容の3日間だったと思います。関係者のみなさまお疲れ様でした。

河合代介さんとは今週金曜日11日に沼袋 オルガンジャズ倶楽部にてふたたびデュオでライブしますので、そちらも是非よろしくお願いします!

God bless…my friend Quincey Carr is in the Evening News tonight with Captain Sully Sullenberger and Mayor Libby Schaaf…check it out! – Jon Hammond:
Surprise scholarship aids Hayward pilot’s flight instruction dreams

Photos by Jon Hammond – Quincey Carr and Steven Turner – Oakland CA

http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2016/11/07/surprise-scholarship-aids-hayward-pilots-flight-instruction-dreams/
“Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger shakes hands with Quincey Carr after presenting him with a certificate with which he may complete his training to become a flight instructor in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. Carr, who was shot and paralyzed years ago, told his story to Oakland police Sgt. Clay Burch (standing behind Sullenberger) who arranged for the Oakland Firefighters Random Acts charity to fund Carr’s flight education. (Kristopher Skinner/Bay Area News Group) ”
By George Kelly | gkelly@bayareanewsgroup.com
PUBLISHED: November 7, 2016 at 5:13 pm
“OAKLAND — “Whoa, whoa, oh my God!”

Quincey Carr cried out as he wheeled around full circle in his wheelchair as media and well-wishers quickly surrounded him at the corner of Hegenberger Road and Edgewater Drive near his job.

Only minutes before, an Oakland fire engine had pulled up to treat Carr in an attempt to distract him.
“They surprised me, they had the fire truck show up here and test my pulse and said ‘Are you OK?’” he said. “Then people just started swarming in, and I was like, ‘What is happening?’”

Carr, 32, of Hayward, was immediately surrounded by cameras and city leaders, including Mayor Libby Schaaf, and Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who presented him with a $10,000 scholarship check on behalf of Oakland Firefighters Random Acts to cover the cost of flight instruction classes.

“I’m just so happy that I can really devote all of the time in doing what I really want to do,” said Carr, who wields a bullhorn and signs six days a week to promote Ramos Furniture, a family-owned and operated chain of Northern California stores.

He came by his love of flight early with visits to his parents’ jobs at the Alameda Naval Air Station leading to model-plane collections, flight lessons and his own private pilot’s license at age 17 in 2002.

But tragedy struck on Aug. 11, 2006, when Carr, who learned he had passed his written exam for a commercial license, went out with his girlfriend to begin celebrations with a haircut at his regular barbershop on International Boulevard. When his girlfriend rebuffed a stranger’s flirting, the man left the shop but returned soon after with a gun and shot Carr three times, then fired two more shots into him on the floor.

Carr’s dreams were on hold. But he fought back through agonizing rehabilitation to teach ground instruction at a local flight school, take friends on occasional plane rides and play a weekly piano gig at a Union City hotel to make ends meet.
Oakland police Sgt. Clay Burch said he met Carr earlier this year while visiting Ramos Furniture during a work break. It was after that chance meeting that Burch started thinking about how he could help Carr.

“We’re here to hopefully start him on a path to change his life. His dream has always been to be a flight instructor. Today, we’re here to help him realize his dream,” Burch said.

Larry Hendricks, a retired 30-year Oakland firefighter, said the mayor’s office contacted his nonprofit organization, Oakland Firefighters Random Acts, to help with Burch’s plan.

“When we heard (Burch) had taken the time to get the backstory of a guy hundreds of people had driven by in his wheelchair, it was a no-brainer for us,” Hendricks said.

At fire station No. 27 on Pardee Road, officials started talking about a scholarship that would allow Carr to train at Pacific States Aviation, a flight-based operator in Concord.

“I’ve known Quincey for more than 15 years,” Rashid Yahya, Pacific States vice president and chief pilot, said. “He still flies out of our academy using a special apparatus. I’m really glad we can help Quincey with his passion for flying and teaching. Once he gets his certificate, he can teach any student from private to commercial how to fly.”

Sullenberger praised Random Acts and all others who helped raise funds for Carr’s equipment and training.

“When I became a flight instructor when I was 20 years old, I very quickly realized it’s one thing to be able to accomplish something, to achieve a certain level of performance, but it’s quite another to, in very granular fashion, break that down into component parts and explain it to someone so they can begin to do it,” said Sullenberger, who lavished praise on Carr’s determination and perseverance in pursuing his flight instruction dreams.

“I’m going to tell him today that forever after when I see a small plane overhead, I’m going to say ‘I wonder if that’s Quincey?’”

Staff writer Angela Hill contributed to this report. Contact George Kelly
George Kelly George Kelly is a breaking news reporter for the Bay Area News Group. He has worked as an online coordinator and, before that, a copy editor and page designer for Bay Area-based newspapers and magazines. Off work, he enjoys playing in bands, busking and karaoke. His first newspaper job was as a Washington Post paperboy. Follow George Kelly @allaboutgeorge

Jon Hammond Thumbs Up to the amazing Ramos Furniture Store Promo Duo Quincey Carr and Steven Turner on tenor on corner of Edgewater and Hegenberger! – Check ’em out if you are driving by folks – FREE HDTV with a qualifying purchase while supplies last! Up to a 51 inch HDTV FREE!
— with Quincey Carr, Steven Turner and Ramos Furniture at Ramos Furniture – Oakland CA

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Japan Music Fair LIVE Get Back in The Groove XK5 featuring Koei Tanaka and Joe Berger plus special guest Tokuichi Inoue chromatic Harmonica Masters from Suzuki Musical Instruments – Jon Hammond is playing the new XK-5 Hammond organ and high power Leslie Speaker, the new standard in Hammond B3 digital organ, best modern Hammond organ in history, enjoy! Jon Hammond photo Steve aka Shunichi Horiuchi! http://www.HammondCast.com

Tokyo Japan — thanks for photo Steve aka Shunichi Horiuchi! – Tokyo Japan — I love playing this organ XK-5 aka XK5 Hammond, come join us for Day 2 Japan Musical Instruments Fair in Suzuki Musical Instruments stand folks! – Jon Hammond

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Tokyo Japan — I love playing this organ XK-5 aka XK5 Hammond, come join us for Day 2 Japan Musical Instruments Fair in Suzuki stand folks! – Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond with Kaori Tai – one of Koei Tanaka’s top harmonica students and excellent photographer!

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あ~~、写真多すぎてUPするので手一杯。
カメラのスペックが低い割りに良い写真が撮れたのでは?とは思うが、やっぱりカメラのスペックは上げたいのが本音。

Tokyo Japan — Wow it was a great day to see my dear friends again from Suzuki Musical Instruments, reunion at Japan Music Fair 2016! Jon Hammond Photo Credit, Yu Beniya! with Waichiro Tachikawa aka Tachi and Take

Photo Credit Yu Beniya

Daisuke Kawai XK-5 Organ and Koei Tanaka looking and sounding beautiful beautiful beautiful cats! Music for the people at Japan Music Fair Tokyo Big Sight Suzuki Musical Instruments stage – photo: Jon Hammond

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Sequence: Awards NAMM Believe in Music and Jon Hammond Showcase

May 26, 2016

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

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Topics Believe in Music Awards, Roy Burns, NAMM Show, Joe Lamond, Dom Famularo, Jon Hammond, Bernard Purdie, Funky Jazz, Blues, Hammond Organ, Suzuki Musical Instruments, ASCAP Composer, Musicians Union, Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM

Big thanks to The NAMM Show Team for this recognition award, beautiful plaque “Believe in Music” award! I’m afraid to hang it on the wall in case there’s an earthquake…back in the box for now, Jon Hammond

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Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt

– LATE RENT Jon Hammond Theme Song – Jon Hammond Band: Peter Klohmann tenor, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ – Video: Tino Pavlis http://www.HammondCast.com

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Jon Hammond Band live in Jazzkeller celebrating 30 years musikmesse Warm
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Getting ready for my 10th ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO – Hollywood CA!
Jon Hammond

#ASCAPExpo ASCAP Audio Portrait: Jon Hammond http://www.ascap.com/audioportraits/h/jon_hammond_rent.aspx

Jon Hammond
Late Rent
Jon Hammond says “the fingers are the singers.'” The latest CD from this exceptional and soulful Hammond organist is the proof. “Late Rent” draws on decades of great recording sessions and top live performances to showcase his own playing and many top jazz and funk artists. It shows why the Hammond organ is one of the most enduring electric instruments and why Hammond is one of its best players.

Jon Hammond Rent
The Late Rent Story
Swingin’ Funky Jazz & Blues
Two Hot Tracks
Sonny’s Advice

11th edition of the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO, April 28th – 30th, 2016 in Los Angeles at the Loews Hollywood Hotel

American Association of Independent Music (A2IM)
American Composers Forum (ACF)
American Federation of Musicians (AFM)
Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP)
Berklee College of Music Alumni Association
Berklee Online
California Copyright Conference (CCC)
Canadian Music Week
Foreign Performing Rights Organizations (PRO)
Girls Rock & Girls Rule
GoGirlsMusic.com
International Film Festival Summit (IFFS)
International Music Festival Conference (IMFCON)
International Songwriting Competition (ISC)
Los Angeles Women in Music (LAWIM)
Music Publishers Association (MPA)
Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI)
National Music Publishers Association (NMPA)
New Music USA
The Recording Academy (NARAS)
Regional/State/Local Songwriter Associations
SAG-AFTRA
SOCAN
Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL)
SongNet
Songwriters Guild of America (SGA)
Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF)
Student/University Music Programs
TAXI
USA Songwriting Competition
West Coast Songwriters

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AFM Local 6 Member Jon Hammond https://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/

JON HAMMOND: “WHERE’S THE GIG?” – 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.

“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.”

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 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

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

Jon Hammond Funk Unit https://www.namm.org/summer/2015/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit

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 30th year and has influenced the broadcasts of David Letterman and others. Billboard Magazine hailed Jon’s show as “The Alternative to MTV”. LINK http://youtu.be/7TApELTO1XI 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

funky jazz

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Tuesday, April 5 at 9 PM Musikmesse Warm Up Party celebrating 30 years

Best Party of The Year! Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in jazzkeller Tuesday April 5th 2016 celebrating 30 years

Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in jazzkeller Tuesday April 5th 2016 celebrating 30 years

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Jon Hammond – organ

Joe Berger – guitar

Peter Klohmann – saxophone

Giovanni Totò Gulino – drums

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

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

Interview: Detlef Kinsler

Web: www.jazzkeller.com / www.jonhammondband.com

photo by Lawrence Gay co-producer of West Coast Live Radio Program

Sequence, Awards, NAMM, musikmesse, #Believe #HammondOrgan #Plaque #NAMMShow

Lydia’s Tune Live In Yachtklub Frankfurt

April 23, 2016

*WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: Lydia’s Tune Live In Yachtklub Frankfurt

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Lydia’s Tune Live in Yachtklub Frankfurt – Hans Romanov Presents

with Dedication to Lutz Büchner long-time member saxophonist of Jon Hammond Band

Lydia’s Tune Live in Yachtklub Frankfurt – Jon Hammond Band with dedication to Lutz Büchner, Peter Klohmann tenor sax, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Jon Hammond at Hammond organ – Hans Romanov Presents, Audio: Johannes Napp & Silvio Cappucci, Video: Tino Pavlis http://www.HammondCast.com

Youtube https://youtu.be/1VZ7siIvCo0

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/163926606

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153425347602102/

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Topics Lydia, Lutz Büchner, Yachtklub, Jon Hammond Band, Frankfurt, Hammond Organ, Tenor Saxophonist, Jazz

HammondCast – Lydia’s Tune

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

Yachtklub Life Jon Hammond Band

Pocket Funk

Yachtklub Life – Hans Romanov Presents – Jon Hammond Band – Pocket Funk
Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Peter Klohmann tenor saxo, Jon Hammond organ / bass
Audio: Johannes Napp, Silvio Cappucci
Video: Tino Pavlis
http://www.HammondCast.com

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Yachtklub, Frankfurt, Party Scene, Hans Romanov, Jon Hammond, Hammond Organ, Funky Jazz, Main River

Facebook Video HighDefinition https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/1267535209941940/

Youtube https://youtu.be/YcLgFBTDPkQ

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/163665235

The UC Theatre Tour for Jon with main man David M. Mayeri

LINK: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153421253302102.1073741930.558692101&type=1&l=37bc338aa1

The Lights Are On in The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall folks! Big congratulations to David M. Mayeri and his team, enjoy these photos courtesy Jon Hammond – http://www.theuctheatre.org/
“Our Mission


David M. Mayeri under the marquis: The Lights Are On in The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall folks! Big congratulations to David M. Mayeri and his team, enjoy these photos courtesy Jon Hammond

Berkeley Music Group
The Berkeley Music Group is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was formed to renovate and run The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall in Berkeley.

Our mission is to present a vibrant and diverse range of live performances to advance the understanding and appreciation of music, culture and education in the Bay Area.

The new UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall will be a music venue serving the community. The centerpiece of the project is to operate a state of the art music venue while educating and training youth, ages 17 to 25, through our arts and concert career pathways educational programs.

The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall will be a 1,400 capacity, general admission, multi-tiered, all-ages music venue with a state-of-the-art Meyer Leopard sound system and a full service bar and restaurant. This new live music venue will present an exciting range of local and national artists and bands. The UC Theatre will be the only general admission music venue of its size and kind in the East Bay.

The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall will start by presenting approximately 75 to 100 shows a year, featuring local, national, and international touring artists. We’ll offer the best and most popular bands performing Indie Rock, Alternative, Blues, Folk, Bluegrass, Rock, EDM, Latin, Brazilian, Jazz, R&B/Soul, Reggae, Afro-beat, Hip-hop, Electronic, and more. Additional programming will include comedy shows, film, and a speaker series. Community programming will include Symphony, Opera, Choral, Gospel, and more.

Flexible venue configurations include: 1,400 (capacity) general admission with limited seating, 750 (capacity) all seated at
tables & chairs, 500 (capacity) banquet seating, and more.

Chandeliers throughout the historic hall, reminiscent of The Fillmore –

Accomodates 1,400 concert-goers no pain no strain – Jon Hammond:

The kitchen is behind this window (and offices)

Giving back to the community…

The Berkeley Music Group is dedicated to ensuring that The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall strengthens the Bay Area’s vibrant fabric of nonprofit arts & service organizations. BMG will work to build a collaborative network of Community Partners with existing education, health, youth development, performing arts and music nonprofits to help them with their fundraising goals through events at The UC Theatre.

Our Educational Programs will offer a platform for learning the technical, creative, and business aspects of promoting concerts and cultural events through workshops and hands-on paid internship programs. Graduates from the internship program will be introduced to a network of Bay Area venues for employment opportunities. We will offer these programs to youth 17 to 25 attending local schools, to underserved youth in established programs at local non-profit organizations, and to the general public.

The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall will join the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Freight & Salvage Coffee House, Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, and other performing arts venues in the downtown Berkeley Arts District as a vibrant new music venue serving the community. The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall will serve as an entertainment and economic catalyst (including adding 150 new jobs) to downtown Berkeley, just as the Fox Theatre in Oakland helped to transform the uptown music, arts & entertainment scene, and boost economic revitalization in Oakland.

This project is a rare opportunity for community revitalization that will have a broad, diverse impact on music, culture, education and quality of life in our community. Your support of this project will MAKE A DIFFERENCE, for it drives the success of our capital campaign to rebuild and transform The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall into a live music venue.

We look forward to welcoming you to the UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall in 2016!”

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

Melody Without Name by Jon Hammond Band in Jon’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous Jazzkeller Frankfurt – Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond at the Hammond Sk1 organ http://www.HammondCast.com Video: Tino Pavlis

Youtube https://youtu.be/LJTgPjiu-uw

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Topics Melody, Warm Up Party, jazzkeller, Frankfurt, Musikmesse, Hammond Organ, Jon Hammond Band

Hammond XK-5 aka Flexi-B Top Secret Organ Programmable Multi Contact Keys with MTW 1 Modeled Tone Wheel Generator

Hammond Flexi-B Top Secret Organ
with 9 contact keyboards! – Jon Hammond at musikmesse with Suzuki Musical Instruments Prototype Debut

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

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/VF7WXWHv1a4

Jon Hammond Band​ getting funky with Head Phone Live in Jazzkeller​ – Jon’s annual musikmesse​ Warm Up Party with Giovanni Totò Gulino​ drums, Joe Berger​ guitar, Peter Klohmann​ tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond​ at the Hammond Sk1 organ – Jon Hammond uses Sennheiser​ Momentum headphones with in-line mic remote http://www.HammondCast.com – Video Directed by Tino Pavlis​ Sennheiser Momentum​

Michael Falkenstein with Prototype Hammond Flexi-B

Masato Tomie Suzuki Hammond Engineer and Guitarist of Black Market Band with Hammond Flexi-B Top Secret Organ Prototype Debut musikmesse

“Organ meets Bigband” feat. Jon Hammond (organ)

Nachdem sich in den vergangenen Jahren das LaJazzO MV mit den in der Big Band vorkommenden Instrumenten musikalisch auseinandersetzte, wird in 2015 die Jazzorgel musikalisch thematisiert werden. Unter dem Titel “Organ meets Big Band” wird dieses sehr traditionsreiche Instrument der Jazzgeschichte in den Mittelpunkt der Konzertreihe im folgenden Jahr gestellt. Als Jazzinstrument wurde es von Fats Waller in den 30er Jahren eingeführt und hatte seine Hochzeit in den 50er Jahren durch seine Vertreter wie Jimmy Smith. Der international renommierte New Yorker Jazzorganist Jon Hammond wird zusammen mit dem LaJazzO MV unter der Leitung von Michael Leuschner den besonderen Charme dieses Instrumentes wieder zum Leben erwecken.
Jon Hammond studierte in den siebzieger Jahren am Berklee College of Music und am City College San Francisco. Konzertreisen führten ihn quer durch die Vereinigten Staaten und Kanada. In seiner eigenen ‘Jon Hammond Show’ spielte er mit Musikern wie Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge und vielen anderen. Auch in Europa fand und findet seine Musik unverändert viele Anhänger. Die Medien berichten wiederholt von einem unverwechselbaren und prägenden Sound. Jon Hammond hat u.a. auf der 20. Frankfurter Musikmesse mitgewirkt und tritt vornehmlich in Hamburg auf. “The Jon Hammond Show” is a funky, swinging Jazz instrumental revue, featuring notable international soloists and reflecting the influences of Miles Davis, The Crusaders and Jimmy Smith.

Im Programm
(aus dem Archiv der NDR Bigband)
The Sermon by Jimmy Smith, arr. Steve Gray
Back at the Chicken Shack by Jimmy Smith, arr. Steve Gray
Things ain’t what they used to be by Mercer Ellington, arr. Steve Gray
Walk on the Wild Side by Elmar Bernstein, arr. Steve Gray
Satin Doll by Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn, arr. Steve Gray

Yachtklub Frankfurt on the Main River! – Jon Hammond

Yachtklub Live, Lydia’s Tune, Jon Hammond Band, Frankfurt, Blues, Jazz, Musikmesse, NAMM, #HammondOrgan #CNNiReport

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

November 22, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/2AX5CRnBWkA

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

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

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

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

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

by Jon Hammond

Published August 8, 2015
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Topics LaJazzO MV, Organ Meets Bigband, Klostergarten, Rostock, Jazz Orchestra, Jimmy Smith, Steve Gray, Michael Leuschner, Landesjugendorchester Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, #HammondOrgan #Jazz #Blues

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

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

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

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

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

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/135785907

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

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

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/zw2VOfpHEJ8

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jon has released four CDs

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

Format: Betamax, VHS

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

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

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

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

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

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

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

NAMM, Sheraton Park Hotel, Acoustic Stage, Funk Unit, Jon Hammond, #HammondOrgan #NAMM #Sheraton #Event

Carvin Audio Melody Without Name By Jon Hammond With Joe Berger Ham Berger NAMM Session Collage

March 30, 2015

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Carvin Audio Melody Without Name By Jon Hammond With Joe Berger Ham Berger NAMM Session Collage

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/bWrzmH7Yh20

*Note: Images must be credited text verbatim – heavily embedded i.d. information in every frame:
CLIP LINK: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152681761502102&l=5497302854058186053
Jon Hammond and Joe Berger aka Ham-Berger Organ / Guitar session playing in Carvin Audio stand through the latest powered speakers from Carvin Corp. at The NAMM Show and NAMM Collage, very recent action coast-to-coast and around the world ©JON HAMMOND International special thanks Carson Kiesel and Carvin San Diego Team, HERCULES STANDS, Eastside Sound Studios NYC http://www.HammondCast.com
NAMM Show, Facebook, Jon Hammond, Joe Berger, Carvin Corporation, Hammond Organs, Collage, Eastside Sound, Music Session, Melody, ASCAP Composer

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/123551490

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1229433

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2l1bb2_carvin-audio-melody-without-name-by-jon-hammond-with-joe-berger-ham-berger-namm-session-collage_music

The famous Collage that’s on the video:
*Note: Images must be credited text verbatim – heavily embedded i.d. information in every frame: ©JON HAMMOND International

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260110

MNN Streaming Link – New York Time: 1:30AM every Saturday morning http://www.mnn.org/live/1-community-channel

Youtube https://youtu.be/IQ_MDZ0v0dE

With San Francisco City Hall outdoor concert – special thanks Lexi Peyer, Mayor Willie Brown, Local 6 Musicians Union

*note: Drummer James Preston here on Pocket Funk has sadly passed away, one of the finest Bay Area funk drummers – long-time band member with

Jon Hammond and Sons of Champlin, Hot Mush, Beefy Red, Cold Blood with Lydia Pense, Maria Muldaur, Dr. John etc.

with Steve Campos flugel horn, Harvey Wainapel tenor, Barry Finnerty guitar, James Preston drums, Jon Hammond at his 1965 Hammond B3 organ –

then to Hamburg Eimsbüttel club Auster Bar, Jon Hammond Band plays a tribute to Cannonball Adderley with Michael Leuschner trumpet,

Ernst-Friedrich Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Heinz Lichius drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ

special thanks to our friend and excellent drummer Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera! & Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt

Then to Nashville Tennessee to the Summer NAMM Show in Music City Convention Center, special show on the Acoustic Nation Stage

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
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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

*Note: Joe Berger plays JJ Guitars UK and Futhark guitars from Norway

New York NY — One of my last shots of my good friend, the late great Joe Franklin​! King of Radio & TV folks, somewhere in there are some of my CD’s – RIP Joe!
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Joe Franklin “King Of Nostalgia” Host of Radio & TV who’s guests have been entertainers like Bill Cosby to legends like Bing Crosby, Charlie Chaplin,
John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Cary Grant, John Lennon, here with Jon Hammond on Jon’s daily HammondCast Show on KYOU Radio live in Joe
Franklin’s office known as “Memory Lane”. Enjoy! ©JON HAMMOND International

Some of the best money I ever spent – original invoice for my Late Rent Sessions in the same recording studio where the late great John Lennon​ recorded – Stephen Ferrone​ was the drummer, my music teacher from Berklee College of Music​ for arranging & composition – Todd Anderson​ on tenor, Barry Finnerty​ and myself on the B3 organ. We cut my theme tune “Late Rent” that night, as well as “Pocket Funk” and Lydia’s Tune” – Jeff Jones​ was the engineer, nice job Jeff! – Jon Hammond​ / Jon Hammond Band​ – Intergalactic Music Inc. Studios

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Robert Manning: “Woo!”

That was after I painted my 1968 Buick Wildcat White – I downsized from the Silver Streak trailer to a clean 1967 Shasta Trailer, was nice! Trailers for sale or rent…rooms to lent 50 cent! – that was my BMW R650LS motorcycle (Silver) my first Beemer on the right, cool scooter!

– Jon Hammond

Pebble Beach CA – That’s Kathryn Crosby (Bing Crosby’s wife) standing next to Pat Boone and her son Nathaniel Crosby – we’re at the Bing Crosby Golf Tournament on the stunning grounds of Pebble Beach overlooking the Pacific Ocean – Jon Hammond​ – star studded event folks! – aka Olive, as in Olive Oil!

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Kathryn Crosby (born November 25, 1933) is an American actress and singer who performed in films under the stage-names Kathryn Grant and Kathryn Grandstaff.
Olive Kathryn Grandstaff
November 25, 1933 (age 81)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Other names Kathryn Grandstaff
Kathryn Grant
Kathryn Crosby
Years active 1953–2009
Spouse(s) Bing Crosby (1957–1977) (his death) 3 children
Maurice William Sullivan (2000–2010) his death
Children Harry Crosby
Nathaniel Crosby
Mary Crosby
Born Olive Kathryn Grandstaff in Houston, Texas, she graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1955. Two years later she became Bing Crosby’s second wife, being more than thirty years his junior. The couple had three children, Harry, Mary Frances, and Nathaniel.[2] She appeared as a guest star on her husband’s 1964–1965 ABC sitcom The Bing Crosby Show.

She largely retired after their marriage, but did have a featured role in the courtroom drama Anatomy of a Murder (1959). She also played the part of “Mama Bear” alongside her husband and children in Goldilocks and co-starred with Jack Lemmon in the comedy Operation Mad Ball (1957), with Tony Curtis in the drama Mister Cory (1957) and as a trapeze artist in The Big Circus (1959).

In the mid-1970s, she hosted The Kathryn Crosby Show, a 30-minute local talk-show on KPIX-TV in San Francisco. Husband Bing appeared as a guest occasionally.

Since Bing Crosby’s death in 1977, she has taken on a few smaller roles and the lead in the short-lived 1996 Broadway musical State Fair.

For 16 years ending in 2001, Crosby hosted the Crosby National Golf Tournament at Bermuda Run Country Club in Bermuda Run, North Carolina. A nearby bridge carrying U.S. Route 158 over the Yadkin River is named for Kathryn Crosby.[3]

On November 4, 2010, Crosby was seriously injured in an automobile accident in the Sierra Nevada that killed her 85-year-old second husband, Maurice William Sullivan, whom she had married in 2000.
So This Is Love (1953)
Arrowhead (1953)
Forever Female (1953)
Casanova’s Big Night (1954)
Living It Up (1954)
Rear Window (1954)
Unchained (1955)
Tight Spot (1955)
Cell 2455 Death Row (1955)
5 Against the House (1955)
My Sister Eileen (1955)
The Phenix City Story (1955)
Storm Center (1956)
Reprisal! (1956)
The Wild Party (1956)
Mister Cory (1957)
The Guns of Fort Petticoat (1957)
The Night the World Exploded (1957)
Operation Mad Ball (1957)
The Brothers Rico (1957)
Gunman’s Walk (1958)
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)
Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
The Big Circus (1959)
1001 Arabian Nights (1959) (voice)

That was my first of 2 Silver Streak Trailers I lived in, with my 1968 Buick Wildcat before I painted the mighty Wildcat White – the trailer was a 1968 also – I bought it right off the used lot from Lee Peterson Motors San Leandro CA, they had taken it in on trade – it was a great old trailer, all wood inside – my neighbor Curt next door in the Fifth Wheel trailer was a car racer and he had a DeLorean all aluminum car, nice cat – Jon Hammond

This was a nice gig I played the night before I took the Greyhound Bus to Nashville Tennessee – at Zanzibar & Grill, with Bernard Purdie drums, Big Ed on alto, that’s my favorite setup, 2 Leslie 122’s stacked with the B3, circa 1990 – Jon Hammond / Jon Hammond Band
— with Bernard Purdie.

HADES Jon Hammond’s Rock Band 1971 Best Band out of East Bay Area http://kernelpanichammondcast.blogspot.com/2012/12/jon-hammond-1971-recording-hades-rock.html *NOTE: I’m wearing my super bad custom leather jacket from North Beach Leathers…I kept that jacket for years hoping I could fit in to it again, but alas I was never that skinny again! – wishing Steve Wright a recovery (standing next to me on the rock, bass & vocal) – Jim Thorsen guitar & vocal far left, Dave Danza aka D.A. drums in white shirt next to Jimmy – JH
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Trio edition of Jon Hammond​ and The Late Rent Session Men (because the tenor player nutted on us right before the gig) – Trio Hip Hop Chitlins
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Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men (Trio) special edition opening for Sons of Champlin​ at Fillmore Auditorium
San Francisco June 4, 1999 original composition Hip Hop Chitlins Jon Hammond organ and bass, Barry Finnerty​ guitar, James Preston​ of Sons of Champlin band drums special thanks Bob Barsotti

Photograph from stage of The Fillmore by Jon Hammond – The Fillmore Auditorium Jon Hammond Trio Hip Hop Chitlins

Pebble Beach — The great Glen Campbell on the golf course folks – Photo © Jon Hammond​ International – Bing Crosby Tournament some years back – Glen is hanging tough in spite of his health challenges – one of my heroes!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glen_Campbell

Glen Travis Campbell (born April 22, 1936) is an American country music singer, guitarist, television host, and occasional actor. He is best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, and for hosting a variety show called The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS television.

During his 50 years in show business, Campbell has released more than 70 albums. He has sold 45 million records and accumulated 12 RIAA Gold albums, 4 Platinum albums and 1 Double-Platinum album. He has placed a total of 80 different songs on either the Billboard Country Chart, Billboard Hot 100, and/or the Adult Contemporary Chart, of which 29 made the Top 10 and of which nine reached number one on at least one of those charts. Campbell’s hits include his recordings of John Hartford’s “Gentle on My Mind”, Jimmy Webb’s “By the Time I Get to Phoenix”, “Wichita Lineman”, and “Galveston”, Larry Weiss’s “Rhinestone Cowboy”, and Allen Toussaint’s “Southern Nights”.

Campbell made history in 1967 by winning four Grammys total, in the country and pop categories.[2] For “Gentle on My Mind” he received two awards in country and western, “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” did the same in pop. Three of his early hits later won Grammy Hall of Fame Awards (2000, 2004, 2008), while Campbell himself won the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. He owns trophies for Male Vocalist of the Year from both the Country Music Association (CMA) and the Academy of Country Music (ACM), and took the CMA’s top award as 1968 Entertainer of the Year. In 1969 actor John Wayne picked Campbell to play alongside him in the film True Grit, which gave Campbell a Golden Globe nomination for Most Promising Newcomer. Campbell sang the title song which was nominated for an Academy Award.
Glen Travis Campbell
Born April 22, 1936 (age 78)
Delight, Arkansas, U.S.
Genres Country, rock, folk, pop, folk rock, gospel
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, actor
Instruments Vocals, guitar, banjo, bass, bagpipes[1]
Years active 1958–2013
Labels Capitol, Atlantic, MCA, Liberty, Surfdog Records, New Haven
Associated acts The Champs, The Beach Boys, Bobbie Gentry, Anne Murray, Jimmy Webb, John Hartford, Jerry Reed
Glen Campbell was born in Billstown, a tiny community near Delight in Pike County, Arkansas, the son of Carrie Dell (Stone) and John Wesley Campbell.[3] He was the seventh son of 12 children. His father was a sharecropper of Scottish descent.[4][5] He started playing guitar as a youth without learning to read music and credits his uncle Boo for teaching him the guitar.[6]

In 1954 Campbell moved to Albuquerque to join his uncle’s band known as Dick Bills and the Sandia Mountain Boys.[7] There he also appeared on his uncle’s radio show[6] and on K Circle B Time, the local children’s program on KOB television.[8] In 1958 Campbell formed his own band, the Western Wranglers.[7]

Career[edit]
1960–66: Early career[edit]
In 1960, Campbell moved to Los Angeles to become a session musician.[9][10] Around this time he was part of the group The Champs. Soon, Campbell was in great demand as a session musician. He was part of a group of studio musicians who became known as The Wrecking Crew.[10][11] During this period he played on recordings by Bobby Darin, Ricky Nelson, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, The Monkees, Nancy Sinatra, Merle Haggard, Jan and Dean,[9] Elvis Presley,[12] Frank Sinatra and Phil Spector.[10][11]

By January 1961[13] Campbell had found a daytime job at publishing company American Music, writing songs and recording demos.[6] In May 1961 he left The Champs[14] and was subsequently signed by Crest Records, a subsidiary of American Music. His first solo release, “Turn Around Look At Me”, was a moderate success, peaking at number 61 on the Billboard Hot 100.[15] He also formed The Gee Cees with former bandmembers from The Champs, performing at The Crossbow Inn in Van Nuys, a Los Angeles suburb.[16] The Gee Cees too released a single on Crest, instrumentals “Buzz Saw” b/w “Annie Had A Party”, which did not chart.

In 1962 Campbell signed with Capitol records.[17] After minor initial success with “Too Late to Worry, Too Blue to Cry”, his first single for the label, and “Kentucky Means Paradise”, released by The Green River Boys featuring Glen Campbell, a string of unsuccessful singles and albums followed.

From 1964 on Campbell began to appear on television as a regular on Star Route, a syndicated series hosted by Rod Cameron,[18] ABC’s Shindig! and Hollywood Jamboree.[19]

From December 1964 to early March 1965, Campbell was a touring member of the Beach Boys, filling in for Brian Wilson.[9] He also played guitar on the group’s Pet Sounds album, among other recordings. On tour, he played bass guitar and sang falsetto harmonies. In April 1966, he joined Ricky Nelson on a tour through the Far East, again playing bass.[20]

In 1965 he had his biggest solo hit yet, reaching number 45 on the Hot 100 with a version of Buffy Sainte-Marie’s “Universal Soldier”. Asked about the pacifist message of the song, he elected to assert that “people who are advocating burning draft cards should be hung.”[21]

1967–72: Burning Bridges to The Goodtime Hour[edit]
When follow-up singles didn’t do well, and Capitol was considering dropping Campbell from the label in 1966, he was teamed with producer Al De Lory.[22] Together they first collaborated on “Burning Bridges” which became a top 20 country hit in early 1967,[23] and the album of the same name. Campbell and De Lory collaborated again on 1967’s “Gentle on My Mind”, written by John Hartford, which was an overnight success. The song was followed by the bigger hit “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” later in 1967, and “I Wanna Live” and “Wichita Lineman” in 1968. Campbell won four Grammy Awards for his performances on “Gentle on My Mind” and “By the Time I Get to Phoenix”.

In 1967, Campbell was also the uncredited lead vocalist on “My World Fell Down” by Sagittarius, a studio group. The song reached No. 70 on the Billboard Hot 100.[24]

The 1969 song “True Grit” by composer Elmer Bernstein and lyricist Don Black, and sung by Campbell, who co-starred in the movie, received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Song and the Golden Globe.

His biggest hits in the late 1960s were the songs written by Jimmy Webb: “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman”, “Galveston”, and “Where’s the Playground Susie”. An album of mainly Webb-penned compositions, Reunion: The Songs of Jimmy Webb, was released in 1974, but it produced no hit single records. “Wichita Lineman” was selected as one of the greatest songs of the 20th century by Mojo magazine in 1997 and by Blender in 2001.

After he hosted a 1968 summer replacement for television’s The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour variety show, Campbell hosted his own weekly variety show, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, from January 1969 through June 1972. At the height of his popularity, a 1970 biography by Freda Kramer, The Glen Campbell Story, was published.

Campbell performing at the Michigan State Fair, circa 1970
With Campbell’s session-work connections, he hosted major names in music on his show, including the Beatles (on film), David Gates and Bread, the Monkees, Neil Diamond, Linda Ronstadt, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Roger Miller, and Mel Tillis. Campbell helped launch the careers of Anne Murray and Jerry Reed who were regulars on his Goodtime Hour program.

During the late 1960s and early 1970s, Campbell released a long series of singles and appeared in the movies True Grit (1969) with John Wayne and Kim Darby and Norwood (1970) with Kim Darby and Joe Namath.

1973–79: “Rhinestone Cowboy” and “Southern Nights”[edit]
After the cancellation of his CBS series in 1972, Campbell remained a regular on network television. He co-starred in a made-for-television movie, Strange Homecoming (1974), with Robert Culp and up-and-coming teen idol, Leif Garrett. He hosted a number of television specials, including 1976’s Down Home, Down Under with Olivia Newton-John. He co-hosted the American Music Awards from 1976–78 and headlined the 1979 NBC special, Glen Campbell: Back To Basics with guest-stars Seals and Crofts and Brenda Lee. He was a guest on many network talk and variety shows, including: Donny & Marie, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Cher, the Redd Foxx Comedy Hour, Merv Griffin, The Midnight Special with Wolfman Jack, DINAH!, Evening at Pops with Arthur Fiedler and the Mike Douglas Show. From 1982 to 1983 he hosted a 30-minute syndicated music show on NBC, the Glen Campbell Music Show.

In the mid-1970s, he had more hits with “Rhinestone Cowboy”, “Southern Nights” (both U.S. No. 1 hits), “Sunflower” (U.S. No. 39) (written by Neil Diamond), and “Country Boy (You Got Your Feet in L.A.).” (U.S. No. 11).

“Rhinestone Cowboy” was Campbell’s largest-selling single, initially with over 2 million copies sold. Campbell had heard the songwriter Larry Weiss’ version while on tour of Australia in 1974. The song was included in Dickie Goodman’s Jaws movie parody song “Mr. Jaws”; both songs were on October 4, 1975 Hot 100 top 10. “Rhinestone Cowboy” continues to be used in TV shows and films, including Desperate Housewives, Daddy Day Care, and High School High. It was the inspiration for the 1984 Dolly Parton/Sylvester Stallone movie Rhinestone. Campbell also made a techno/pop version of the song in 2002 with UK artists Rikki & Daz and went to the top 10 in the UK with the dance version and related music video.

“Southern Nights,” by Allen Toussaint, his other No. 1 pop-rock-country crossover hit, was generated with the help of Jimmy Webb, and Jerry Reed, who inspired the famous guitar lick introduction to the song, which was the most-played jukebox number of 1977.

From 1971 to 1983, Campbell was the celebrity host of the Los Angeles Open, an annual professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour.

1980–present: Later career and Country Music Hall of Fame induction[edit]
Campbell made a cameo appearance in the 1980 Clint Eastwood movie Any Which Way You Can, for which he recorded the title song.

In 1991, he provided the voice of the Elvis Presley sound alike rooster Chanticleer in the Don Bluth film “Rock-A-Doodle.”

In 1999, Campbell was featured on VH-1’s Behind the Music, A&E Network’s Biography in 2001, and on a number of CMT programs. Campbell ranked 29th on CMT’s 40 Greatest Men of Country Music in 2003.

Campbell in 2004
He is also credited with giving Alan Jackson his first big break. Campbell met Jackson’s wife (a flight attendant with Piedmont Airlines) at Atlanta Airport and gave her his publishing manager’s business card. Jackson went to work for Campbell’s music publishing business in the early 1990s and later had many of his hit songs published in part by Campbell’s company, Seventh Son Music.[25] Campbell also served as an inspiration to Keith Urban, who cites Campbell as a strong influence on his performing career.[26][27]

In 2005, Campbell was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.[28]

It was announced in April 2008 that Campbell was returning to his signature label, Capitol, to release his new album, Meet Glen Campbell.[29] The album was released on August 19. With this album he branched off in a different musical direction, covering tracks from artists such as Travis, U2, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Jackson Browne and Foo Fighters. It was Campbell’s first release on Capitol in over 15 years. Musicians from Cheap Trick and Jellyfish contributed to the album as well. The first single, a cover of Green Day’s “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)”, was released to radio in July 2008. In March 2010, a farewell album titled Ghost on the Canvas was announced which served as a companion to Meet Glen Campbell.[30]

Ghost on the Canvas was released on August 30, 2011, with collaborations that include Paul Westerberg (writer of the title track), The Wallflowers singer Jakob Dylan, Chris Isaak, Rick Nielsen and Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins.[citation needed]

In Los Angeles in January 2013, Campbell recorded his final song, titled “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”. The song, which is featured in a new documentary, “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me”, was released on September 30, 2014, with the documentary following on October 24.[31][32] On January 15, Campbell and fellow songwriter Julian Raymond were nominated for Best Original Song at the 87th Academy Awards.

Personal life[edit]
Relationships and children[edit]
Campbell has been married four times and is the father of five sons and three daughters, ranging in year of birth from 1956 to 1986. Campbell’s eldest daughter is Debby, from his marriage (1955–59) to Diane Kirk.[33] After divorcing Kirk, Campbell married Billie Jean Nunley, a beautician from Carlsbad, New Mexico, who gave birth to Kelli, Travis, and Kane. They divorced in 1975. Shortly after that, he had an affair with and later married singer Mac Davis’s second wife, Sarah Barg, in 1976. They had one child together (Dillon) and then divorced in 1980, three weeks after Dillon’s birth.[34]

From 1980 to 1981 Campbell had a very public relationship with then 21-year-old country star Tanya Tucker that was the subject of supermarket tabloids for months.[35] Campbell has been married to Kimberly “Kim” Woollen since 1982.[36][37] Woollen was a Radio City Music Hall “Rockette” when she and Glen met on a blind date in 1981. They have three children together, Cal, Shannon and daughter Ashley[38] who have joined their father on stage since 2010 as part of his touring band.[39] Campbell, who was raised in the Church of Christ,[40] and Woollen both joined a Baptist church in Phoenix.[41] In a 2008 interview they said that they have been adherents of Messianic Judaism for two decades.[42]

Political views[edit]
On The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, Campbell avoided political topics.[43][44][45] Around this time period he described himself in interviews as “a registered Democrat but I voted Republican a few times” [46][47][48] and he performed in support of both Republican and Democratic politicians.[47][49][50] Campbell performed the National Anthem at the 1980 Republican National Convention[51] and continued to make a number of campaign appearances for Republican candidates during the 1980s and 1990s.[52][53][54]

Alzheimer’s diagnosis[edit]
In June 2011, Campbell announced he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease six months earlier.[55]

Campbell went on a final “Goodbye Tour”, with three of his children joining him in his backup band;[56][57] his last show was on November 30, 2012, in Napa, California.[58] Campbell sang “Rhinestone Cowboy” as a goodbye at the 2012 Grammy Awards ceremony held on February 12, 2012.[59]

In April 2014, news reports indicated the 78-year-old Campbell had become a patient at an Alzheimer’s long-term care and treatment facility.[60][61] On March 10, 2015, NBC News reported that Campbell could no longer speak for himself and that two of his children had sought legal action against Campbell’s wife Kim, with the assertion that she had “secluded” the singer and prevented them from “participating” in the 78-year-old’s medical care.
1965 Baby the Rain Must Fall Band Member (uncredited)
1967 The F.B.I. Larry Dana Episode: “Force of Nature”
1967 The Cool Ones Patrick
1969 True Grit La Boeuf
1969–72 The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour Host
1970 Norwood Norwood Pratt
1976/77/78 American Music Awards Host
1980 Solid Gold Co-host 2 episodes
1980 Any Which Way You Can Singer at Lion Dollar Cowboy Bar
1982 The Glen Campbell Music Show Host 24 episodes
1986 Uphill All the Way Capt. Hazeltine
1991 Rock-A-Doodle Chanticleer (voice)
1997 Players Jesse Dalton Episode: “In Concert”
2014 I’ll Be Me Documentary subject
Awards and honors[edit]
Grammy Awards

Year Category Work Result
1967 Best Male Country Vocal Performance “Gentle on My Mind” Won
Best Country & Western Recording “Gentle on My Mind” Won
Best Vocal Performance, Male “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” Won
Best Contemporary Group Performance (Vocal Or Instrumental) “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” Won
1968 Album of the Year By the Time I Get to Phoenix Won
Best Country Vocal Performance, Male “I Wanna Live” Nominated
Best Contemporary-Pop Vocal Performance, Male “Wichita Lineman” Nominated
Record of the Year “Wichita Lineman” Nominated
1976 Best Country Vocal Performance, Male “Country Boy (You Got Your Feet in L.A.)” Nominated
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male “Rhinestone Cowboy” Nominated
Record of the Year “Rhinestone Cowboy” Nominated
1981 Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group “Dream Lover” (duet with Tanya Tucker) Nominated
1982 Best Recording for Children Sesame Country (various artists) Won
1986 Best Inspirational Performance No More Night Nominated
1988 Best Country & Western Vocal Performance – Duet “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle” (with Steve Wariner) Nominated
Best Country & Western Vocal Performance – Duet “You Are” (with Emmylou Harris) Nominated
2000 Grammy Hall of Fame Award “Wichita Lineman” Won
2004 Grammy Hall of Fame Award “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” Won
2008 Grammy Hall of Fame Award “Wichita Lineman” Won
2012 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award[65] Won
2015 Best Country Song “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” (shared with co-writer Julian Raymond) Won
Best Song Written for Visual Media “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” Nominated
Academy of Country Music[66]

Year Category Work Result
1967 Single of the Year “Gentle on My Mind” Won
Album of the Year Gentle on My Mind Won
Top Male Vocalist Gentle on My Mind Won
1968 Album of the Year Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell Won
Top Male Vocalist Won
TV Personality of the Year Won
1971 TV Personality of the Year Won
1975 Single of the Year “Rhinestone Cowboy” Won
1998 Pioneer Award Won
2015 Video of the Year “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”[67] Pending
American Music Awards
1976: Favorite Pop/Rock Single – “Rhinestone Cowboy”
1976: Favorite Country Single – “Rhinestone Cowboy”
1977: Favorite Country Album – Rhinestone Cowboy
Country Music Association Awards
1968: Entertainer of the Year
1968: Male Vocalist of the Year
GMA Dove Awards[68]
1986: Album by a Secular Artist – No More Night
1992: Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year – “Where Shadows Never Fall”
2000: Country Album of the Year – A Glen Campbell Christmas
Other honors
1974: Country Music Association of Great Britain’s Entertainer of the Year[69]
2005: Country Music Hall of Fame induction[citation needed]
2007: Musicians Hall of Fame induction (as a member of The Wrecking Crew)[citation needed]
2008: Q Legend Award[70]
2012: Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. Career Achievement Award[71]
2014: HMMA Lifetime Achievement Award[72]
2015: Academy Award nomination for “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” (co-writer); sung by Tim McGraw

Alice Cooper looking good on the band with Johnny Depp, Abe Laboriel Jr. and friends at #imperialball2015 ! – Jon Hammond

LINK: https://vimeo.com/117894281
A taste of the great Alice Cooper doing his tune “School’s Out” with Johnny Depp and Friends as seen by Jon Hammond from VIP seating area row E in Orchestra Center – very special annual benefit concert #imperialball2015 Very Important I want to clarify that the proceeds of this concert went to help feed hungry children 1200 daily “Caterina’s Club” from Sir Chef Bruno Serato and also Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Center saving kids one guitar at a time from going in to gang life – god bless their beautiful work sponsored by the good folks at Sennheiser electronic and recorded with their very best microphones and also Duesenberg Guitars A production version guitar will be released later, with a portion of the proceeds going to Johnny’s charities. by the good folks at Sennheiser electronic and recorded with their very fine microphones – Jon shot this with a little camera for posterity
special thanks Sennheiser, 100.3 FM The Sound, Gallery 319 *Note: The drummer is Abe Laboriel Jr. (Paul McCartney’s long-time drummer, son of the great bassist Abraham LaBoriel – Johnny Depp’s guitar was signed by all the artists and auctioned off at end of the show with proceeds going to above mentioned charities – JH #TheNAMMShow — with Alice Cooper and Abe Laboriel jr. at Anaheim Center for the Performing Arts At Servite

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Pro Audio: Carvin Audio NAMM Session Get Back In The Groove

March 28, 2015

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Pro Audio: Carvin Audio NAMM Session Get Back In The Groove

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/W-Pwk58M5Ns

CNN iReport Anaheim California — Carvin Audio NAMM Session with Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ playing through Carvin powered speaker system, Jon Hammond’s “Get Back in The Groove” ‘Tribute to 9/11’ – special thanks Carson Kiesel and Carvin Audio Team, HERCULES STANDS ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP http://www.HammondCast.com Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM Manhattan Neighborhood Network TV Producers of Manhattan Neighborhood Network [MNN] – Jon Hammond Band / Jon Hammond Organ Group

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/123500759

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1023843857644411&set=vb.133709526657853&type=3&theater

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2kxmbv_carvin-audio-namm-session-get-back-in-the-groove_music

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260328

Jon Hammond Show cable access TV show broadcast for 03/28/2015, Jon’s band performing in jazzkeller Frankfurt original composition “Get Back in The Groove” – exclusive footage from Jon Hammond Show of the late great Dave Van Ronk followed by radio interview footage with Alan Pasqua and Jon Hammond just before Alan’s concert with Allan Holdsworth recorded for DVD, then never-before-seen footage Jon filmed of Michael Brecker, the late great jazz tenor saxophonist in performance with Barry Finnerty’s band in Michael’s club Seventh Avenue South he co-owned with his brother Randy Brecker in Greenwich Village – wrapping up the show, a wonderful segment of Joe Franklin on mic with Jon Hammond, Joe Franklin was the King of Radio & TV

– 32nd year Jon Hammond Show, FSB, Funk Soul Blues and soft news – enjoy folks http://www.HammondCast.com

Youtube https://youtu.be/pafohvr4CGE

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1226569

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2k4t4c_jon-hammond-show-mnn-ch-1-broadcast-03-28-2015-funk-soul-blues-soft-news_music

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/122796412

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

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondCakeFlowersandLateRent25YearsMusikmesseWarmUpPartyinJazzkeller

Youtube http://youtu.be/hozrJpHvV-4

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1011779378850859&pnref=story

Dankeschön / Thanks for the flowers Musikmesse Team! and all my friends who came out for this very special evening – Jon Hammond
Chocolate on Chocolate Cake at Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in jazzkeller Frankfurt with Jon Hammond Band and special guests for this special occasion celebrating 25 years in Musikmesse. Special acknowledgement of Wilhelm P. “Charly” Hosenseidl R.I.P. who was the Director of musikmesse years 1989-2008 now Directed by Wolfgang Luecke, special thanks to Messe Frankfurt Projekt and Presse Team!
Jon Hammond Band:
Joe Berger guitar
Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone
Giovanni Totò Gulino drums
Jon Hammond – XB-2 Hammond Organ – special thanks Hiromitsu Ono Chief Engineer Suzuki Musical Instruments designed my instrument which took me all around the world many times

“Late Rent” Jon Hammond theme song for Jon Hammond Show MNNTV and HammondCast Show KYOU Radio San Francisco CBS Radio Network
Thanks Joe Lamond President CEO NAMM, TecAmp Jürgen Kunze and Thomas Eich – Puma Combo bass amp powering Jon Hammond’s organ
Dankeschoen to Yücel Atiker, Tino Pavlis, Poehl, Bernie Capicchiano, Michael Falkenstein Hammond Suzuki Deutschland, Peggy Behling, Christine Vogel Messe Frankfurt,
Saray Pastanesı Baeckerei & Konditorei for Chocolate on Chocolate
25 Years Musikmesse Celebration Cake – Mainzer Landstrasse 131, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Eugen Hahn Jazzkeller Frankfurt Team Kleine Bockenheimerstr. 18a Frankfurt
http://www.HammondCast.com/

Journal Frankfurt Article by Detlef Kinsler, LINK: http://journal-frankfurt.de/funkyjazz

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Jon Hammond zum 27. Mal auf der Musikmesse
Nomen est omen. Der Mann heißt Hammond und spielt eine Hammond. Der Organist aus New York freut sich auf Frankfurt und lädt zur Musikmesse Warm Up Party am 9.4. in den Jazzkeller ein.
JOURNAL FRANKFURT: Was war für Sie zuerst da – die Frankfurter Musikmesse oder Auftritte im Jazzkeller?
Jon Hammond: Die Musikmesse. Ich kam 1987 zum ersten Mal nach Frankfurt, zusammen mit Joe Berger, der auf der Messe für Engl Amplifiers spielte. Wir flogen mit der Lufthansa ein und teilten uns ein Zimmer im berühmten Prinz Otto Hotel am Hauptbahnhof. Schon in der ersten Nacht stellte mir Joe den großen John Entwistle, den Bassisten von The Who vor. Es wurde eine lange Nacht, in der wir Cognac tranken und Erdnüsse knabberten in eiern Suite des Marriott Hotels. Ich habe Joe bei einer Session mit John und Ringo Starrs Sohn Zak Starkey im Dorian Grey Club gefilmt bei einer Soundcheck Party. In den ersten paar Jahren spielte ich nicht oft live weil ich noch keine transportierbare Hammond Orgel hatte vor 1991 als ich den Prototyp einer XB-2 Hammond Orgel bekam mit der ich dann um die Welt reiste. Hauptsächliche dokumenierte ich aber die Messe für meine Cable TV Show in New York, die inzwischen im 29. Jahr als The Jon Hammond Show — Music, Travel and Soft News präsentiert. Die harten Nachrichten überlasse ich CNN und den großen Networks (lacht). Vom ersten Jahr an fühlten wir uns der Musikmesse eng verbunden, haben seitdem eine tolle Zeit hier, kommen jedes Jahr wieder bis wir kleine, alte Männer sind.

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

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

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

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

27. März 2013
Interview: Detlef Kinsler

Briggs & Riley Travelware added 2 new photos – https://www.facebook.com/BriggsandRiley/posts/10153116135768914

Iconic jazz and blues keyboardist and television/music radio show host and producer (CBS’s “Jon Hammond’s Afternoon Slide” on KYCY 1550 AM) Jon Hammond writes us: “Nothing like riding the old S-Bahn with my Briggs & Riley Travelware.” We do love hearing from you, Mr. Hammond. Happy travels on tour and keep on tinkling those ivories!!

Musician and media personality Jon Hammond in Frankfurt photographing his Briggs & Riley bags.

Keyboard master Jon Hammond on tour.

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

Jon Hammond – organ
Joe Berger – guitar
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Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ “Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!”
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Kenny Burrell NEA Jazz Masters Award film by Jon Hammond

December 20, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Kenny Burrell NEA Jazz Masters Award Film By Jon Hammond

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

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1199332

Youtube http://youtu.be/UDSPXQvICdE

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2d02bg_kenny-burrell-nea-jazz-masters-award-film-by-jon-hammond_music

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Kenny Burrell 2005 NEA Jazz Masters Award Recipient Film by Jon Hammond – Nancy Wilson presenting – http://arts.gov/honors/jazz/kenny-burrell Guitarist, Composer, Educator
2005 NEA Jazz Master

Born on July 31, 1931 in Detroit, MI – “Receiving this prestigious award from the National Endowment for the Arts is one of the high points of my career. I am delighted and honored to have been considered among the great musicians both past and present who have been given this recognition. I am most grateful to all concerned. Thank you.” – Kenny Burrell – Verve Records – http://www.HammondCast.com/

“Kenny Burrell pioneered the guitar-led trio with bass and drums in the late 1950s. Known for his harmonic creativity, lush tones, and lyricism on the guitar, he is also a prolific and highly regarded composer. Born in Detroit in 1931, he found musical colleagues at an early age among Paul Chambers, Tommy Flanagan, Frank Foster, Yusef Lateef, and the brothers Thad, Hank, and Elvin Jones. While still a student at Wayne State University, he made his first major recording in 1951 with Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Percy Heath, and Milt Jackson.

After graduation, he toured for six months with the Oscar Peterson Trio and then moved to New York, where he performed in Broadway pit bands, on pop and R&B studio sessions (with Lena Horne, Tony Bennett, and James Brown), in jazz venues, and on jazz recordings. He went on to work and/or record with such artists as Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday, Stan Getz, Gene Ammons, Kenny Dorham, Benny Goodman, Coleman Hawkins, and Jimmy Smith. As a leader, he has recorded more than 90 albums and is a featured guitarist on more than 200 jazz recordings, including ones with Art Blakey, Herbie Hancock, and Quincy Jones.

Burrell’s compositions have been recorded by artists including Ray Brown, June Christy, Grover Washington, Jr., Frank Wess, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. His extended composition for the Boys Choir of Harlem was premiered at New York’s Lincoln Center, and his “Dear Ella,” performed by Dee Dee Bridgewater, won a 1998 Grammy Award.

In addition to performing and recording, he is a professor of music and ethnomusicology at the University of California at Los Angeles. A recognized authority on the music of Duke Ellington, he developed the first regular college course ever taught in the United States on Ellington in 1978. In 1997, he was appointed director of the jazz studies program at UCLA, where he has enlisted such faculty members as George Bohanon, Billy Childs, Billy Higgins, Harold Land, Bobby Rodriguez, and Gerald Wilson.

Burrell is the author of two books, Jazz Guitar and Jazz Guitar Solos. In 2004, he received a Jazz Educator of the Year Award from DownBeat. He is a founder of the Jazz Heritage Foundation and the Friends of Jazz at UCLA and is recognized as an international ambassador for jazz and its promotion as an art form.

Selected Discography

Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane, Prestige/OJC, 1958
Midnight Blue, Blue Note, 1963
Guitar Forms, Verve, 1964
Kenny Burre ll & the Boys Choir of Harlem , Love is the Answer, Concord Jazz, 1997
75th Birthday Bash Live!, Blue Note, 2006″ — with Jon Hammond, Nancy Wilson and Kenny Burrell – Verve Records at Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. — with Kenny Burrell – Verve Records and 2 others at Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center.

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

Youtube http://youtu.be/1CD4XABvE4Y

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1194867

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/113770094

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Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=948891765139621

Frankfurt Bockenheim — Jon Hammond Flashback Gig for Hans Romanov in the Café KLEMM now called Café Crumble Kiesstraße 41 60486 Frankfurt am Main, Germany – Jon Hammond Band featuring some fine tenor saxophone playing by Harry Petersen, Heiko Himmighoffen drums / schlagzeug – Jon Hammond at the organ & bass through a Marshall Amp courtesy of a friend of Hans – special thanks dankeschön Stefan Klemm and Hans Romanov

http://www.HammondCast.com/ – Jon Hammond Band — with Jon Hammond, Harry Petersen, Heiko Himmighoffen and Hans Romanov at Café Crumble.

Flashback: Jam with Hary Lin & Joe Berger!

Jon Hammond at Frankfurt musikmesse — with Joe Berger and Hary Lin

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Journal Frankfurt article by Detlef Kinsler

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

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MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Melody Without Name 2014 Jon’s Journal

April 4, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Melody Without Name 2014

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/MelodyWithoutName2014

Jon Hammond Band annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in jazzkeller “Melody Without Name” in the world famous Jazzkeller on the eve before musikmesse 2014 – Joe Berger guitar, Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone,Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Jon Hammond organ – special thanks / dankeschön to Frank Poehl for operating the camera
http://www.HammondCast.com/

Youtube http://youtu.be/oNzkiXVJd28

Jon’s Soundcheck time bright and early NAMM Center Patio Stage LINK: Jon’s Soundcheck time bright and early NAMM Center Patio Stage

Jon Hammond / Jon Hammond Band bright and early sound check time outdoors on The NAMM Show Center Patio Stage Winter NAMM Show 2014

Jon Hammond’s photos from Paul J Ash Celebration of his Life LINK: Jon Hammond’s photos from Paul J Ash Celebration of his Life

Jon Hammond’s photos taken during a very powerful celebration of the life of Paul J. Ash LINK to Tribute Page Tribute Page For Paul J Ash March 29, 1929 – February 5, 2014 at Jazz Ministry at Saint Peter’s – packed with heavy weight musicians to pay tribute to long-time husband of my friend Nobuko Cobi Narita, I’m happy I could be there, keep the Spirit and great memories! – Jon Hammond

Frank Owens at the piano with Bernice Brooks “Boom Boom Brooks” drums and Wilbur Bascomb bass – Jon Hammond’s photos taken during a very powerful celebration of the life of Paul J. Ash LINK to Tribute Page Tribute Page For Paul J Ash March 29, 1929 – February 5, 2014 at Jazz Ministry at Saint Peter’s – packed with heavy weight musicians to pay tribute to long-time husband of my friend Nobuko Cobi Narita, I’m happy I could be there, keep the Spirit and great memories! Jon Hammond

Frank Owens, Bernice Brooks, Wilbur Bascomb

Fred Staton arrives – Jon Hammond:

Paul’s brother Jerry – Jon Hammond

Paul and Cobi’s son

Jude, Nobuko Cobi Narita and Paul’s daughter

Tap Dancers

Changing of the bass players – Wilbur Bascomb played part 1, Lisle Atkinson just arrived – 5+ hours non-stop music

the hat plays a big part in this incredible tap dance –

Little Bird Jimmy Heath has arrived

Barry Harris at the piano – Frank (Owens) gets a short break, mutual admiration of the 2 greats!

Last night, a rousing ‘Satin Doll’ with Little Bird Jimmy Heath tenor, Carol Sudhalter flute, Bernard Purdie drums, Art Baron trombone, looks like Jack Jeffers bass trombone Harold Mabern at the piano, Lisle Atkinson bass (had just taken over from Wilbur Bascomb who played earlier

*Bernice Brooks is the drummer, thanks Carol! JH – I was there for 5 hours and it was still going on when I finally had to split – he left the most amazing network of friends and musicians that continues on, I’m happy I could be there – R.I.P. Paul Ash March 29, 1929 – February 5, 2014 – Jon Hammond

From photo film shown golden moments – Paul and Cobi

Jon Hammond’s photos taken during a very powerful celebration of the life of Paul J. Ash – Jazz Ministry at Saint Peter’s NYC
Lexington and 54th Street

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