Posts Tagged ‘Soul Music’

Jon Hammond Show 1125

November 19, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Jon Hammond Show 1125

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by Jon Hammond

Publication date 2017-11-18
Language English
Jon Hammond Show 1125
Jon Hammond
Manhattan Neighborhood Network – MNN
Music, Travel and Soft News

First segment:
Payphone Johnny! – I’m the old king of the payphone, one of the last 
holdouts to get a cell phone – written in one of my favorite pay phones 
in NYC – Jon Hammond with Peter Klohmann t.s., Giovanni Totò Gulino d., Joe Berger2 g., Jon Hammond o.+b Sk1 Hammond organ #Payphone 

Jon’s chocolate chocolate birthday cake by Saray Pastanesi (Tulan) 
bakery on Mainzer Landstrasse Frankfurt, as seen on Jon Hammond Show MNN
TV  #jazzkeller  #musikmesse  #NAMMShow  #HammondOrgan 
Payphone Johnny Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller 
Second segment:
Soon I Will Be Free In Kentucky
by Jon Hammond with John Bishop g., Ron Smith d., Alex Budman t.s.
Louisville, Kentucky: by Jon Hammond “Soon I Will Be Free” – Jon Hammond Band
©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP
Identifier SoonIWillBeFreeInKentucky – Freedom, Funky Jazz, Hammond Organ, Kentucky, Soul Music
Third segment:
Ellington Room Session – WHITE ONIONS – Jon Hammond Band

– actual audio recorded on Jon Hammond’s original 1976 Nakamichi 550 
that he bought at Harvey Electronics on 45th Street – special thanks 
Willy Hermann Services, Scott Robinson, Joe Selkregg and Steve Kushman 
President of California Historical Radio Society CHRS for restoration 
refurbishment of the Nakamichi machine – Sennheiser microphones used in this recording – Joe Berger mastered recording – Musicians: Chuggy Carter percussion, Todd Anderson
tenor saxophone, Ray Grappone drums, aka “Ray to The Rescue” Joe Berger
guitar, Jon Hammond playing his original 1959 Hammond B3 organ + Super 
Leslie speaker built for Jon by Bill Beer the late great ‘Leslie God’ 
Keyboard Products Los Angeles CA – special thanks Dave Vumback and Al 
Goff – Goff Professional-Hammond Organs Newington CT – Jon used good old
Maxell Type II Audio Cassettes for this fine recording – Thanks to 
Yosef the Barber Marc Joseph Salon & Spa for the great haircut ©JON 
HAMMOND International ASCAP http://www.HammondCast #Nakamichi #Sennheiser#HammondB3 #Ellington #Onions

Freedom, Soul Music, Hammond Organ, Louisville, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, Jon Hammond Show, composer, Hammond B3 organ

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Soon I Will Be Free In Kentucky

November 19, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Soon I Will Be Free In Kentucky

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/nhc7jpBvyHQ

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by Jon Hammond

Publication date 2017-11-17
Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Topics Russia, SF County Jail 8, Louisville, Jon Hammond Band, Freedom, Funky Jazz, Hammond Organ, Kentucky, Soul Music
Language English
Louisville, Kentucky: by Jon Hammond “Soon I Will Be Free” – Jon Hammond Band

©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP

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Russia, SF County Jail 8, Louisville, Jon Hammond Band, Freedom, Funky Jazz, Hammond Organ, Kentucky, Soul Music

Getting Back In The Groove In Jazzkeller Hofheim

November 5, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Getting Back In The Groove In Jazzkeller Hofheim

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/wLg2kDL0L2A

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/241058328

Jon Hammond Band musikmesse-Session: Getting Back in The Groove in Jazzkeller Hofheim –
Peter Klohmann t.s., Giovanni Totò Gulino d., Joe Berger g. Jon Hammondo.
Jazzkeller Hofheim
“Get Back in The Groove” by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND International
American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP)
#HammondOrgan #Groove #SoulMusic #Hofheim #Musikmesse 
http://www.jonhammondband.com

Jon Hammond Show 1021

October 15, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Jon Hammond Show 1021

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondShow1021

Youtube https://youtu.be/DMxzLuWnDjg

Jon Hammond Show 1021 – air time 01:30 AM on 10/21 Manhattan Neighborhood Network – MNNchannel 1 on all 3 cable networks and streaming world wide every late Friday night for 34 years
Music, Travel and Soft News – Jon Hammond  Jon Hammond Band



First segment:
“Train Song” Live in the good old Jazzkeller Hofheim – Jon Hammond Band’s annual musikmesse-Session in Jazzkeller Hofheim, “Train Song” written by Jon on the train with Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ 
Second segment:
HEAD PHONE Nakamichi 550 Audio pics and video Ellington Room *Note: I 
did best job of synching I could do, this is actual audio recorded on my
1976 Nakamichi 550 using Maxell Type II Audio Cassettes, 3 Sennheiser
microphones – Jon Hammond at my 1959 Hammond B3 organ + Bill Beer Super
Leslie Speaker / Keyboard Electronics of Los Angeles built Leslie for 
me in 1971 – Ray Grappone drums, Joe Berger guitar, Todd Anderson tenor saxophone, Chuggy Carter percussion – in the Ellington Room for my neighbors in Times Square, New York City
– “Head Phone” composed by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND International / 
American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) #HammondB3 #HeadPhone#Sennheiser #Ellington #Nakamichi #Funk #Jazz 
Third segment:


Blues In Mikell’s Night – vintage gig in NYC’s premier nightspot 
Mikell’s at 760 Columbus Avenue – The Musicians: Leslie J. Carter Chuggy
Carter percussion
Bernard “Pretty” Purdie drums
Barry Finnerty guitar
Jon Hammond 1959 B3 organ
camera Joe Berger
http://www.jonhammondband.com/ — with Bernard Purdie and Leslie J. Carter at Manhattan, New York.

Jon Hammond Show, MNN TV, Cable Access, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, Funky Jazz, Hammond B3 Organ, Soul Music

Get Back In The Groove On Acoustic Nation Stage Nashville NAMM

June 3, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Get Back In The Groove On Acoustic Nation Stage Nashville NAMM

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

Get Back In The Groove by Jon Hammond Funk Unit on the Acoustic Nation NAMM Stage in Concert – dig the natural reverb in cavernous high-celing lobby of Nashville Music City Center – Artist Info
Joe Berger: Guitar
Roland Barber: Trombone
Louis Flip Winfield: Percussion
Jon Hammond: Organ
Cord Martin : Tenor Saxophone
©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP

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

Producer Jon Hammond
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English

Soul Music, Nashville, NAMM, Hammond Organ, Funk, Jon Hammond, Organ, Groove, #Soul #HammondOrgan #Namm

Trio Session In Hammond Stand Closing Out Musikmesse Jon Joe Michael

April 20, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Trio Session In Hammond Stand Closing Out Musikmesse Jon Joe Michael

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/zehWa6Sg8kM

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

Suzuki Musical Instruments Ohno-san! 大野弘光

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

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

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Published April 19, 2017
Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Topics XK-5 Organ, Hammond Organ, Suzuki Musical Instruments, Musikmesse, Trio Session, Jon Hammond, Joe Berger, Michael Falkenstein, Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Soul Music

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

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

Michael Birk Veranstaltungslogistik GmbH Stage Crew

photo credit Bernie Capicchiano / Bernies Music Land of Australia

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
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English

Youtube https://youtu.be/s8MkYquSU6E

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/212448787

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/1641953779166746/

L t R Mavros Freitag, Andreas Meer, Jon Hammond

It’s my tunes

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

Jon Hammond and Detlef Kinsler

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

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

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

Payphone Johnny musikmesse Warm Up Party in jazzkeller – Celebrating 31st consecutive year for Jon and Joe, and Jon’s 64th birthday

– original composition “Payphone Johnny” Peter Klohman t.s., Giovanni Totò Gulino d., Joe Berger g., Jon Hammond o.+b. – and Michael & Jenny with Leslie,

many friends in the house!

– special thanks Wolfgang Lücke

http://www.HammondCast.com
Jon Hammond Allstar Band with Lee Oskar musikmesse Day 1 Center Stage – Joe Berger g., Jon Hammond o., Lee Oskar h. Giovanni Totò Gulino d., Peter Klohmann t.s., Mavros Freitag announcement Jon Hammond International ASCAP American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP)
Johannes Weber, Christopher Sparkes Messe Frankfurt

Michael Birk Veranstaltungslogistik GmbH Stage Crew

photo credit Bernie Capicchiano / Bernies Music Land of Australia

Suzuki Musical Instruments friends with Jon Hammond at Japan Musical Instruments Fair – Tokyo Big Sight

makers of Hammond Organs, Leslie Speakers! Waichiro “Tachi” Tachikawa, Jon Hammond, Také

XK5, Musikmesse, Trio Session, Jon Hammond, Joe Berger, Michael Falkenstein, Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Soul Music,
#HammondOrgan #SuzukiMusicalInstruments #Musikmesse #Frankfurt #Session

Jon Hammond Show XK 5 Extravaganza

December 10, 2016

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Jon Hammond Show XK 5 Extravaganza

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondShowXK5Extravaganza

Youtube https://youtu.be/xbP3NBSBuxs

Jon Hammond Show XK5 Extravaganza – for broadcast on MNN TV Channel 1, 12 / 17 –
Jon Hammond Show 34th year on Public Access TV – Manhattan Neighborhood Network #MNNTV #XK5 #HammondOrgan
First segment:
“Hammond Party Nashville
In Memory of ‘Gregg’ Gregory Gronowski
Jon Hammond Portion of Program: original compositions POCKET FUNK + LATE RENT – special event Nashville Tennessee Summer NAMM Show
Hammond Organ USA
Suzuki Musical Instruments
Jon Hammond Band Musicians: Joe Berger guitar, Kayleigh Moyer drums, Chuggy Carter percussion, Jon Hammond XK-5 Hammond Organ with
high power model 3300 Leslie Speaker. This is the USA Debut of the model XK5 Hammond organ
NAMM Show
©JON HAMMOND Intl. http://www.HammondCast.com
*Note: Remembering ‘Gregg’ Gregory Gronowski – planning to play with Joe Berger Wed. Feb. 22nd at the Gregory Gronowski Memorial Celebration concert in St. Charles IL Arcada Theatre – it’s going to be a great night of music and memories…family & friends folks! See you in the Land O’ Lincoln (suburb of Chicago where I was born actually) – Jon Hammond *it will be a Hammond Organ / Organist extravaganza! Hammond Organ USA @GreggGronowski #GreggGronowski Jon Hammond Band Jon Hammond Organ Group Scott May Suzuki Musical Instruments
Info: XK-5 ORGAN: The New Original
HAMMOND’s new flagship portable organ is a ground-up new design that draws on original blueprints of the classic HAMMOND B-3 organ to capture its sound and feel with unmatched accuracy and soul. Its patent-pending technologies include an all-new sound engine that combines modeling and sampling to reproduce every nuance of the electro-mechanical tone wheel generator plus a custom keyboard action that duplicates the heft, bounce, key travel, and multi-contact behavior of classic HAMMOND console organs.
K-5 organ, Heritage Series dual-manual systems, new Leslie K pedal”
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!
#KoeiTanaka #ChromaticHarmonica #Harmonica
with Koei Tanaka / 田中光栄 – fan site, Koei Tanaka, Joe Berger, Suzuki Musical Instruments, Suzuki Harmonica – Official Facebook Page and Suzuki Melodions / Hammond Electric Acoustic Melodions at Tokyo Big Sight.

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Published December 10, 2016
Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Topics XK5, Public Access TV, Hammond Organ, Chromatic Harmonica, Extravaganza, Soul Music, Jazz, Blues, Jon Hammond Show

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

Lydia’s Tune NAMM Lunch Set Jon Hammond Funk Unit
Jon Hammond Funk Unit https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2015/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit
Performance Info
Set Time: 12:00pm
Friday, January 23, 2015 “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 — with Jon Hammond Organ Group and 3 others at The NAMM Show. #TheNAMMShow

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

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

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Topics MNN TV, #ASCAPEXPO, Jon Hammond, Public Access, Melody, Hammond Organ, Sk1, B3, Accordion, Musicians Union, Local 6, Local 802

Jon Hammond with ASCAP’s Seth Saltzman – Protect Your Music! – ASCAP I Create Music Expo Hollywood CA

Jon Hammond Funk Unit CenterStage Presented by Pioneer DJ @NAMM

Jon Hammond Funk Unit WINTER NAMM EVENT DATE Friday, January 20, 2017 – 4:00pm

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

Facebook Event https://www.facebook.com/events/970048696439945/

Folks, I’m very happy to announce that my good friend funky Heinz Lichius is going to fly out from Hamburg Germany to play drums with us at the Winter NAMM Show next month! This will be Heinz’ very first NAMM Show, so any NAMM Heads out there, please come out and hear my band at 4PM on Jan. 20th Friday on the CenterStage presented by Pioneer DJ:
https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2017/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit

The band will be:
Joe Berger guitar
Koei Tanaka harmonica
Chuggy Carter percussion
Alex Budman tenor saxophone
Heinz Lichius drums
Jon Hammond organ
Jon Hammond Funk Unit: Friday, January 20, 2017 – 4:00pm to 4:40pm
NAMM CenterStage Presented by Pioneer DJ (BC Patio)
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Jon Hammond Funk Unit
San Francisco CA
Band bio: https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/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

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/va1nZK5JFR4

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/187586562

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/1431024293593030/

Marin County Line on the Golden Gate Bridge Northbound lane from San Francisco

Very popular to walk across the Golden Gate Bridge!

Robin Williams Bridge Rainbow Entrance!

Richmond Bridge and 101 North Split at Larkspur Landing

It’s raining finally! – Lower Deck Richmond Bridge aka Richmond San Rafael Bridge –

Shooting The Bridges with Jon Hammond to HammondCast Show on the radio http://www.HammondCast #GoldenGateBridge #RichmondSanRafael #Radio #JonHammond #HammondOrgan
Music Travel Soft News *Note: Finally some rain in San Francisco Bay Area! Enjoy the music and the view – Jon Hammond

XK5, Public Access TV, Hammond Organ, Chromatic Harmonica, Extravaganza, Soul Music, Jazz, Blues, Jon Hammond Show, #HammondOrgan #XK5

Jon Hammond Tribute to Victims of 9/11 Get Back in The Groove

August 25, 2016

#WATCH TRIBUTE HERE: Jon Hammond Tribute to Victims of 9/11 Get Back in The Groove

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammond_TributetoVictimsof9_11_JONHAMMONDBand

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Youtube https://youtu.be/OzRVyWFhkek

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TONY LAKATOS-tenor sax HEINZ LICHIUS-drums JOE BERGER-guitar JON HAMMOND-XB-2 Organ/Bass *at JAZZKELLER Frankfurt
Special Thanks Eugen Hahn jazzkeller

Get Back in The Groove composed by Jon Hammond ©JH INTL Jon Hammond International ASCAP

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

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Youtube https://youtu.be/uwm1evylatI

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Rare Footage from inside Jazz Kneipe Frankfurt!

I played 207 gigs in the famous JAZZ KNEIPE Frankfurt at Berlinerstr. 70 until Regina the boss finally closed the doors and moved to Spain a few years ago, usually in Duo, sometimes as Trio but more often than not as Solo. This was a special occasion because my bandmates from California came over so I had them on the gig with addition of Sgt. Al Wittig of U.S. Air Force on tenor, James Preston of Sons of Champlin band drums, Barry Finnerty gtr., myself Jon Hammond at XB-2 Hammond organ. This was a very special place frequented by all the musicians after there gigs. A 5 hour gig until wee hours of the morning, Live Music 7 days a week in rotation with musicians like Piano George, Izio Gross, Wilson de Oliveira and members of HR Bigband. Regina introduced me to Tony Lakatos the Hungarian tenor saxophonist who I play with still today. The club was not large but it had a great atmosphere and was always a safe place to hang out until as late as 5AM. Sadly the Jazz Kneipe is still shuttered there on Berlinerstr. directly behind the Frankfurter Hof Hotel. All musicians tip their hat when they pass by. There’s a lot of music in those walls!

Jon Hammond Band original composition “Head Phone” with Atilla Zoller (RIP) in the house that night. ©)JHIntl. Jon Hammond International http://www.HammondCast.com

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10150741062342102/

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Topics Jazz Kneipe, Head Phone, Funky, Hammond Artist, Jon Hammond, Frankfurt, Al Wittig, James Preston, ASCAP, KYOU Radio Musikmesse

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

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/hammondcast

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

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

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Youtube https://youtu.be/Ng5WijIR7h8

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153597145217102/

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondShowPreview0709

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

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Annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt hosted by Jon Hammond Band

Tony Lakatos tenor sax
Jon Hammond organ
Giovanni Gulino drums
Joe Berger guitar
When I Fall In Love
special thanks Eugen Hahn Jazzkeller Frankfurt Team, Musikmesse, Waichiro Tachikawa Suzuki Hammond, Michael Maier Falkenstein Hammond Suzuki Deutschland
Jon Hammond is a member of AFM Local 802 Musicians Union and Local 6
http://www.jonhammondband.com

Producer Jon Hammond
Audio/Visual sound, color

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/SnF8w477zf0

Incredible street footage of Man Jumping Over Car with flip in NYC

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*as seen on Jon Hammond Show TV show and HammondCast! This is a Must-See! Jon Hammond’s official site: http://www.HammondCast.com

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/4303432101/?pnref=story

Incredible street footage of Man Jumping Over Car with flip in NYC *as seen on Jon Hammond Show TV show and HammondCast!

This is a Must-See – JH

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

Free Waffles! – Robbie Bach left Microsoft shortly after this event

“T-Mobile: Don’t Throw Out Your Sidekick Yet, Rumored Modern Version Coming Back – Jon Hammond” WATCH FAILED KIN RELEASE: Failed Sidekick Replacement KIN Launch Microsoft Hammond Cast
Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/FailedSidekickReplacementKINLaunchMicrosoftHammondCast
Failed Sidekick Replacement KIN Phone Launch Microsoft HammondCast – Jon Hammond coverage of the event, now rumors of modern Sidekick coming back to T-Mobile after failed continuation of the device originally created by Danger, Inc. after being bought up by Microsoft on 11 February 2008 – exclusiveafter lengthy call from John Legere’s Office CEO T-Mobile – Post Failed Sidekick Replacement KIN Phone Launch Microsoft – developing story..#Tmobile #Sidekick #Danger #KIN #Mobile #JohnLegere #NoHeIsNotKidding #RobbieBach #FreeWaffles

Failed Sidekick Replacement KIN Phone Launch Microsoft HammondCast – Jon Hammond coverage of the event, now rumors of modern Sidekick coming back to T-Mobile after failed continuation of the device originally created by Danger, Inc. after being bought up by Microsoft on 11 February 2008 – exclusive http://www.HammondCast.com Danger Hiptop T-Mobile Sidekick 4G by Samsung “Kick It with the Band”
Post Failed Sidekick Replacement KIN Phone Launch Microsoft – developing story..‪#‎Tmobile‬ ‪#‎Sidekick‬ ‪#‎Danger‬ ‪#‎KIN‬ ‪#‎Mobile‬ ‪#‎JohnLegere‬ ‪#‎NoHeIsNotKidding‬

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondP.MauriatNAMMSessionWithGregOsbySystem76

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Youtube https://youtu.be/OjgJP-HE8p0

Jon Hammond​ sitting down for a change, chilling out playing some tunes in the P.Mauriat stand with Greg Osby playing his custom System 76 alto saxophone

http://www.HammondCast.com – Pmauriat Albest​ P Mauriat HQ​ The NAMM Show​

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

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Topics Jon Hammond, Greg Osby, P.Mauriat, System 76, Alto Saxophone, The NAMM Show, #HammondOrgan

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

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153661352947102/

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/179170285

Jon Hammond: On the scene (photos and video by Jon Hammond): for Joel Selvin’s Book Release Party last night at Great American Music Hall – Jon actually attended Altamont entire event as well as his long-time friend Dr. Eugene L. Schoenfeld – who had come the night before with his VW van folks! :

“Altamont
The Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels, and the Inside Story of Rock’s Darkest Day

Joel:

by Joel Selvin” – It was a gathering of the tribes of sorts some 47 years later there at Great American Music Hall on O’Farrell Street San Francisco – The Release read:

“Please join us this evening as we celebrate the release of Joel
Selvin’s new book ‘Altamont’ – in addition to a book signing, there will
be a concert by Rudy Colombini & The Unauthorized Rolling Stones!
Admission is free & the doors open at 7pm!”

Soul Music, XB2, XK5, Jon Hammond, jazzkeller, #911 #musikmesse #HammondOrgan #Chocolate #XK5

Jon’s Big Boxing Match Behind The Beat Baby!

August 24, 2016

#WATCH BOXING MOVIE HERE: Jon’s Big Boxing Match Behind The Beat Baby!

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

Chicago IL — Jon’s Big Boxing Match

– Behind The Beat soundtrack – special thanks Steven Rosenfeld – Jon Hammond
http://www.HammondCast.com

by Jon Hammond

Published August 23, 2016
Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Topics Boxing, Chicago, Jon Hammond, Soul Music, Guitar, Hammond Organ, Steven Rosenfeld, Behind The Beat

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/xCVRNf4uw6s

Jon Hammond: Late Rent
by Steve Rosenfeld
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.
Late Rent
Label: Ham-Berger-Friz Records
Genre: Jazz
All Jon Hammond profiles…
The Late Rent Story

Jon Hammond waited half his life to make this CD – starting with being an underground TV host.
Swingin’ Funky Jazz & Blues
Jon Hammond describes his style of music and how he learned to play it.
Two Hot Tracks
Jon Hammond recalls one of his first songs – from age 15 – and a great Sunday session.
Sonny’s Advice
A little advice on melody from a great sax player went a long way.
http://behindthebeat.com/2004/12/jon-hammond-late-rent/

Producer Jon Hammond
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English

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Topics MNN TV, #ASCAPEXPO, Jon Hammond, Public Access, Melody, Hammond Organ, Sk1, B3, Accordion, Musicians Union, Local 6, Local 802

Good times with Michael Leuschner & LaJazzO MV Bigband in Zeughaus Wismar! – Jon Hammond – camera by Heinz Lichius
*LINK: https://youtu.be/mN36dsQEFPo

das Landesjugendjazzorchester Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (LaJazzO MV) mit seinem diesjährigen Solisten Jon Hammond in der Hansestadt Wismar zu Gast. #hammondcast
“Organ meets Big Band” wird dieses sehr traditionsreiche Instrument der Jazzgeschichte in den Mittelpunkt der Konzertreihe..

Al Tobias, Marie Birkholz, Jan Rolle, Henning Schiewer, Nane Schüßler, Oliver Herlitzka, Elli Sooss, Leon Saleh, Gabriel Rosenbach, Matthis Rasche, Michael Leuschner, Hörni Thorun

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

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Youtube https://youtu.be/uwm1evylatI

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Rare Footage from inside Jazz Kneipe Frankfurt!

I played 207 gigs in the famous JAZZ KNEIPE Frankfurt at Berlinerstr. 70 until Regina the boss finally closed the doors and moved to Spain a few years ago, usually in Duo, sometimes as Trio but more often than not as Solo. This was a special occasion because my bandmates from California came over so I had them on the gig with addition of Sgt. Al Wittig of U.S. Air Force on tenor, James Preston of Sons of Champlin band drums, Barry Finnerty gtr., myself Jon Hammond at XB-2 Hammond organ. This was a very special place frequented by all the musicians after there gigs. A 5 hour gig until wee hours of the morning, Live Music 7 days a week in rotation with musicians like Piano George, Izio Gross, Wilson de Oliveira and members of HR Bigband. Regina introduced me to Tony Lakatos the Hungarian tenor saxophonist who I play with still today. The club was not large but it had a great atmosphere and was always a safe place to hang out until as late as 5AM. Sadly the Jazz Kneipe is still shuttered there on Berlinerstr. directly behind the Frankfurter Hof Hotel. All musicians tip their hat when they pass by. There’s a lot of music in those walls!

Jon Hammond Band original composition “Head Phone” with Atilla Zoller (RIP) in the house that night. ©)JHIntl. Jon Hammond International http://www.HammondCast.com

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

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

Producer Jon Hammond
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FaceBook Video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153555094272102/

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

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

Pocket Funk!

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/2PMKickOffNissanStageSummerNAMMShow

2PM EST Jon Hammond Funk Unit kicking it off on the Nissan Stage at Summer NAMM Show Nashville Music City Center
Roland Barber – trombone, trumpet, sea shell
Cord Martin – tenor saxophone
Chuggy Carter – percussion
Louis Flip Winfield – drums
Lee Oskar – harmonica
Joe Berger – guitar
Jon Hammond – organ + bass
http://www.jonhammondband.com
‪#‎NAMMShow‬ ‪#‎SummerNAMM‬ ‪#‎NissanStage‬

Swingin’ Funky Jazz and Blues

Jon’s Big Boxing Match!

Boxing, Pugilist, Jon Hammond, Chicago, Soul Music, #BTB #TheBeat #HammondOrgan #Guitar

Get Back In The Groove Jon Hammond Band In Jazzkeller

April 26, 2016

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

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/GetBackInTheGrooveJonHammondBandInJazzkeller_201604

by Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond Band live in Jazzkeller celebrating 30 years musikmesse Warm
Up Party – “Get Back in The Groove” – Peter Klohmann tenor saxo, Joe
Berger guitar, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Jon Hammond at the Hammond
Sk1 organ with many special friends in the house jonhammondband.com – video Tino Pavlis

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

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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

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260423

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

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

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

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

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

Soul Music, Jazzkeller, Frankfurt, musikmesse, Jon Hammond Band, #HammondOrgan #CNNiReport