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3PM 07/13 Jon Hammond Funk Unit Nashville Music City Reverb Stage

June 28, 2017

3PM 07/13 Jon Hammond Funk Unit Nashville Music City Reverb Stage

Thursday, July 13, 2017 – 3:00pm to 3:40pm
https://www.namm.org/summer/2017/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit
NAMM Reverb Stage on the Terrace (Parking Level)

Jon Hammond Funk Unit – Summer Namm Nashville

Artist Info

Joe Joe Berger Guitarist
Cord Cord Martin Tenor Saxoponist
Roland Roland Barber Trombonist
‘Chuggy’ Leslie J. Carter Percussionist
Jon Hammond Organ
(possible) Lee Oskar Harmonica
Genre: Jazz
Believe in Music Award recipient Jon Hammond with Joe Lamond President CEO NAMM

Jon Hammond Funk Unit

San Francisco  

CA 

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Jon Hammond Kicks Off 2PM Show Nashville Nissan Stage Summer NAMM Show with All Star Band Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/SummerNAMMJonHammondFunkUnitNissanStageAs Seen on Jon Hammond Show Television Show 34th year – Musician Lineup: Joe Berger – guitar Chuggy Carter – congas & percussion Roland Barber – trombone, trumpet, sea shell Cord Martin – tenor saxophone Louis Flip Winfield – drums Jon Hammond – Hammond organ Lee Oskar – harmonica – special guest (Low Rider Band / Original Member of WAR) Special thanks: Greg Herreman Productions Manager, Joe Lamond President CEO NAMM

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Jon Hammond Funk Unit Will Kick Off Summer NAMM at 3PM Sharp Thurs July 13 Nashville

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

Nashville, Tennessee​ — 3PM Sharp Jon Hammond Funk Unit will hit on Terrace Stage Nashville Music City Center.

Film: FULL HighDef Jon Hammond Funk Unit: Lee Oskar​ special guest harmonica, Chuggy Leslie J. Carter​ percussion, Louis Flip Winfield​ drums, Cord Martin​ tenor saxophone, Roland Barber​ trombone, Jon Hammond​ organ – Greg Herreman​ productions manager, Michael Apodaca & Alex Moore audio / Sound Image Nashville – The NAMM Show​ Summer NAMM Show​

Summer NAMM Show https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2017/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit-0 #SummerNAMMShow #NammShow

San Francisco Bay Area — Tri-Bay Cruise with Jon Hammond Shooting the Bridges to my Music One More Time!

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

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge — You don’t see this too often!

Cruising the upper deck of the Bay Bridge on Christmas Day – I have the whole bridge to myself…it’s usually wall-to-wall traffic any time, especially in the morning – Jon Hammond

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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!

Nashville Summer Namm Show – Ray Gerlich Hammond Organ Co. looking real good! Thanks Ray! – Jon Hammond

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Summer Namm, Ray Gerlich, Reverb Stage, Funk Unit, #JonHammond #HammondOrgan #SummerNamm #NammShow #Nashville

Jon Hammond Kicks Off 3PM Summer NAMM Show Terrace Stage Show Nashville Thursday July 13

May 18, 2017

Jon Hammond Kicks Off 3PM Summer NAMM Show Terrace Stage Show Nashville Thursday July 13 


https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2017/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit-0

Jon Hammond Funk Unit

San Francisco
CA

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Jon Hammond Kicks Off 2PM Show Nashville Nissan Stage Summer NAMM Show with All Star Band Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/SummerNAMMJonHammondFunkUnitNissanStage
As Seen on Jon Hammond Show Television Show 34th year – Musician
Lineup: Joe Berger – guitar Chuggy Carter – congas & percussion
Roland Barber – trombone, trumpet, sea shell Cord Martin – tenor
saxophone Louis Flip Winfield – drums Jon Hammond – Hammond organ Lee
Oskar – harmonica – special guest (Low Rider Band / Original Member of
WAR) Special thanks: Greg Herreman Productions Manager, Joe Lamond
President CEO NAMM, TV Jones Guitars & Pickups

      

 Performance Info

Thursday, July 13, 2017 – 3:00pm to 3:40pm
NAMM Terrace Stage (Parking Level)

Artist Info

Joe
Berger
Guitarist
Cord
Martin
Tenor Saxoponist
Roland
Barber
Trombonist
Louis ‘Flip’
Winfield
Drummer
Leslie ‘Chuggy’
Carter
Percussionist
Jon
Hammond
Organ
**Possible Lee Oskar, still waiting for confirmation    
Jon Hammond here with Ray Gerlich – long-time Hammond Organ USA Technical Manager

JUL13

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Musician lineup:
Joe Berger – Guitarist
Cord Martin – Tenor Saxoponist
Roland Barber – Trombonist
Louis ‘Flip’ Winfield – Drummer
Leslie ‘Chuggy’ Carter – Percussionist
Jon Hammond – Organ
Lee Oskar – Harmonica
Genre: Jazz

Location: NAMM Terrace Stage
For full schedule of 2017 NAMM events and more, please visit:
https://www.namm.org/summer/2017/events/schedule

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

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

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

Exciting Events!

https://www.namm.org/summer/2017/events/schedule

NAMM Terrace Stage (Parking Level) 

3:00 PM – 3:40 PM ARTIST EVENTJon Hammond Funk Unit 
“Believe in Music”
Genre:

Jazz
 

Summer NAMM, Nashville Tennessee, Terrace Stage, Funky Jazz, Believe in Music, #NAMMShow #Events #HammondOrgan

Broadcasting Tomorrow 12 17 Jon Hammond Show XK 5 Extravaganza MNN TV

December 16, 2016

Broadcasting Tomorrow 12 17 Jon Hammond Show XK 5 Extravaganza MNN TV

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Jon Hammond Show XK 5 Extravaganza

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

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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
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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

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/MusicalInstrumentsFairJapanNOXCESSBAGGAGEBLUESInSuzukiMusicalInstrumentsStandXK5

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Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153872242402102/

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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Tokyo Big Sight, Musical Instruments Fair Japan, XK5 Pro System, XK-5 Hammond Organ, B3, XK5, Blues Band, Jazz Music, Tenor Saxophone, Joe Berger, Electric Guitar, Chromatic Harmonica Master, Koei Tanaka, Suzuki Musical Instruments, The New Original

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
http://jonhammondband.com/blog.html/japan_music_fair_live_get_back_in_the_groove_xk5/

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!

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

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Topics Lydia, Head Phone, Late Rent, Funk Band, Jon Hammond, Lee Oskar, Harmonica, Hammond Organ, Nashville, NAMM Show, Nissan

First song: Lydia’s Tune – Jon Hammond Funk Unit on Nissan Stage Nashville https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit Nashville Music City Center, front line: Lee Oskar harmonica, Joe Berger guitar, Cord Martin tenor, Roland Barber trombone, Jon Hammond organ, Rhythm section Chuggy Carter congas & percussion, Louis Flip WInfield drums — Head Phone Late Rent Nissan Stage Jon Hammond Funk Unit
Nashville Tennessee Nissan Stage Summer NAMM Show — Head Phone Late Rent Nissan Stage Jon Hammond Funk Unit with special guest Lee Oskar, Roland Barber trombone, Cord Martin tenor saxophone, Chuggy Carter congas & percussion, Joe Berger guitar (TV Jones guitar and pickups), Louis Flip Winfield drums, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ and bass Greg Herreman productions manager, Michael Apodaca & Alex Moore audio / Sound Image Nashville, Tennessee – The NAMM Show Summer NAMM Show Nissan Stage – Jon Hammond Band — with Cord Martin, Lee Oskar, Joe Berger, Louis Flip Winfield, Roland Barber and Leslie J. Carter at The NAMM Show. – all compositions composed & published by JON HAMMOND International ASCAP #NAMMShow #SummerNAMM #FunkBand #HammondOrgan #Nissan #Nashville #NashvilleMusicCityCenter

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

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!

Suzuki Musical Instruments Team and Jon Hammond in Nashville Tennessee

Suzuki Musical Instruments, Nashville Tennessee, Summer NAMM, Japan Music Fair, #JonHammond #B3 #XK5 #HammondOrgan

Remembering Fearless Leader “Gregg” Gregory Gronowski – recent Hammond Party and Jon Hammond photo collection

August 20, 2016

#WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: Remembering Fearless Leader “Gregg” Gregory Gronowski – recent Hammond Party and Jon Hammond photo collection

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

by Jon Hammond
1 hr ago

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Topics NAMM Show, Summer NAMM, Hammond Organ, XK-5 Hammond, Funk Band, Kayleigh Moyer, drums, SoundCheck Nashville, Hammond Organ USA

Photo Album Link: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153668084017102.1073741952.558692101&type=1&l=2536770b58 — Remembering “Gregg” Gregory Gronowski – Jon Hammond photo collection

Remembering “Gregg” Gregory Gronowski – Jon Hammond photo collection – RIP Gregg !!

“Most sad and shocking news this morning of the sudden passing of Gregg Gregory Gronowski fearless leader of Hammond Organ USA / Hammond Suzuki USA – I send my deepest sincerest condolences and love out to Gregg’s Family and Scott May, Peter, Ray, Jennifer all the HSUSA Team, Suzuki Musical Instruments and Players – Gregg was a really special man, he did so much for Hammond & Leslie products since he arrived on the scene – plus he was a beautiful musician and came to be a good friend, always calm and super together – I am so grateful for having known him and his outstanding support, rest in peace Gregg – wow I can’t believe it, we all were just together in Nashville at Summer NAMM – the party on first night Thursday for XK-5 with all the great musicians, he MC’d so beautifully *see photo – worked like a super human with Scott and Ray Gerlich – worked tirelessly with incredible Spirit!! Flashing in disbelief right now, thanks for everything Gregg!! Greatly missed already!!
Sincerely,
Jon Hammond ”

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

Youtube of https://youtu.be/Zse4xuv6-eg

Hammond Party Night Performers XK-5 Hammond Organ Prototype Debut at Soundcheck Nashville on first night of Summer NAMM Show 2016 – from Jon Hammond
Event Info http://hammondorganco.com/sound-soul-summit-v-to-rock-nashville-namm/
Sound Soul Summit V to rock Nashville NAMM
“Top Artists To Unite At NAMM Expo Launching Revolutionary New Instrument

HAMMOND ORGAN USA announces the lineup for the fifth Sound Soul Summit, to be held during the Summer NAMM Show on June 23, 2016. The Summit is co-sponsored by Keyboard Magazine and Soundcheck LLC, Nashville.
Following the course of previous Sound Soul Summits, Hammond Organ brings together some of their roster’s top artists playing their hits and banding together for once-in-a-lifetime jams. Previous Summits have featured such great artists as Keith Emerson, Felix Cavaliere of The Young Rascals, and Gregg Rolie of Santana and Journey.
This show is particularly significant, as it will feature the first public showing of Hammond’s new XK-5 organ and Heritage Series expanded systems, which represent the cutting edge of technology applied to recreating the precise touch, feel, and sound of the classic Hammond B-3.
Music Director Mark Prentice will lead a top Nashville-based rhythm section (Charlie Morgan and Mike Severs) supporting the Hammond Artist All-Stars, including the living jazz legend Dr. Lonnie Smith, Grammy nominee Paul Brown, Red Young, Jon Hammond, Peter Gallinari, Kevin McKendree (Brian Setzer, Joe Bonamassa) and Yates McKendree, the Reverend Jimmie Smith, and Kim Tibbs. Robby Robinson (musical director for Frankie Valli) will be on hand, as will Jim Alfredson, Gary Swan, Christian Matthew Cullen, and this year’s DownBeat Critic’s Choice Poll winner Brian Charette, and more.
It’s very rare that this many accomplished Hammond organists get to play together, so the excitement level among the musicians is as high as it is for the audience. It’s even rarer to experience players from different genres jamming together. As in past years, some surprise guests are sure to turn up. Four years after the first Sound Soul Summit, attendees still remember it as a highlight of their NAMM experience.
The HAMMOND Sound Soul Summit V will be held Thursday, June 23r, 2016 at 7 P.M. at the Soundcheck Complex, 750 Cowan St., Nashville, TN 37207. Ticketed admission only, with tickets available at the Hammond Booth #430 on the Summer NAMM exhibit floor, or from your official Hammond factory sales representative.”

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

Jon Hammond Show Preview, air date 07 09 on MNN TV – first segment
Roy Clark Television Interview with Jon Hammond just before Roy appeared on the American Eagle Awards in Nashville Tennessee during Summer NAMM Show – Roy Clark an American Living Legend and long-time member of The Grand Ole Opry and The Country Music Hall of Fame – Roy’s wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Clark Roy Linwood Clark (born April 15, 1933) is an American country music musician and performer. He is best known for hosting Hee Haw, a nationally televised country variety show, from 1969 to 1992. Roy Clark has been an important and influential figure in country music, both as a performer and helping to popularize the genre.
During the 1970s, Clark frequently guest-hosted for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show and enjoyed a 30-million viewership for Hee Haw. Clark is highly regarded and renowned as a guitarist and banjo player, and is also skilled on classical guitar and several other instruments. Although he has had hit songs as a pop vocalist (e.g., “Yesterday, When I Was Young” and “Thank God and Greyhound”), his instrumental skill has had an enormous effect on generations of bluegrass and country musicians. He has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry, since 1987[1][2] and The Country Music Hall of Fame. BIOGRAPHY: Born in Meherrin, Virginia, Clark lived as a teenager in southeast Washington, D.C., where his father worked at the Washington Navy Yard. At 14, Clark began playing banjo, guitar, and mandolin, and by age 15 he had already won two National Banjo Championships[3] and world banjo/guitar flatpick championships. He was simultaneously pursuing a sporting career, first as a baseball player and then as a boxer, before dedicating himself solely to music. At 17, he had his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry.
At the age of 23, Clark obtained his pilot’s license and then bought a 1953 Piper Tri-Pacer (N1132C), which he flew for many years. This plane was raffled off on December 17, 2012, to benefit the charity Wings of Hope.[4] He has owned other planes, including a Mitsubishi MU-2, Stearman PT-17[5] and Mitsubishi MU-300 Diamond 1A bizjet.
2nd segment:
Lydia’s Tune – Jon Hammond Funk Unit on Nissan Stage Nashville https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit Nashville, Tennessee​ Music City Center, front line: Lee Oskar​ harmonica, Joe Berger​ guitar, Cord Martin​ tenor, Roland Barber​ trombone, Jon Hammond​ organ, Rhythm section Chuggy Carter​ congas & percussion, Louis Flip Winfield​ drums
3rd segment:
Published on Jul 3, 2016
Nashville Tennessee Nissan Stage Summer NAMM Show — Head Phone Late Rent Nissan Stage Jon Hammond Funk Unit with special guest Lee Oskar, Roland Barber trombone, Cord Martin tenor saxophone, Chuggy Carter congas & percussion, Joe Berger guitar (TV Jones guitar and pickups), Louis Flip Winfield drums, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ and bass
http://www.HammondCast.com

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

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

Youtube of https://youtu.be/Zse4xuv6-eg

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

L to R Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM, Shuji Suzuki President Suzuki Musical Instruments, Stephen Fortner Keyboard Magazine, “Gregg” Gregory Gronowski Marketing Director Hammond Suzuki USA / Hammond Organ USA – photo by Jon Hammond – Remembering Fearless Leader “Gregg” Gregory Gronowski

Gregg Gronowski, Hammond Party, Suzuki Musical Instruments, Summer NAMM, #Gronowski #NAMMShow #HammondOrgan #XK5

Jon Hammond documentary film of Al Jazzbeaux Collins aka Al Jazzbo Collins on the air

July 31, 2016

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: On Air With Jazzbo Collins And Yoshi’s Jon Hammond Band Feb. 9, 1994

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

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

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by Jon Hammond

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

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

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

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/AlJazzbeauxCollinsMovieWithJonHammondKCSMJazz91Ver2.0

Youtube https://youtu.be/gYwQvlL8Wmc

by Jon Hammond

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

Jon Hammond Band At XK 5 Organ Debut Hammond Organ USA Party Sound Check Nashville

June 28, 2016

*WATCH Movie HERE: JON HAMMOND Band XK-5 Hammond Party

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

Youtube of https://youtu.be/Zse4xuv6-eg

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

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

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/172604621

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 #XK-5

Jon Hammond Funk Unit Featured, Summer NAMM, Nashville, Tennessee – USA by Holda Paoletti-kampl

June 1, 2016

Accordions Worldwide Breaking News: Jon Hammond Funk Unit Featured, Summer NAMM, Nashville, Tennessee – USA
by Holda Paoletti-kampl

Jon Hammond Funk Unit Featured, Summer NAMM, Nashville, Tennessee – USA by Holda Paoletti-kampl

http://www.accordions.com/news.aspx?d=27-May-2016&lang=en#art11769

Sylvia Pagni, Holda Paoletti-Kampl, Jon Hammond in Musikmesse Frankfurt

Jon Hammond, Holda Paoletti-kampl Accordions Worldwide Editor http://accordions.com/, Joe Berger, Nello Gabrielloni in halle 3.0 at Musikmesse

Accordion Radio News http://accordionradio.com/news.html

Jon Hammond Funk Unit Featured, Summer NAMM, Nashville, Tennessee – USA
by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

Jon Hammond’s Hammond Funk Unit quintet is performing a 40 minute set of his original compositions as part of the Summer NAMM Showcase at the famous Music City Center, Nashville.

The concert is on Friday June 24th, 2pm to 2.40pm. California-based Jon Hammond is a jazz musician and radio presenter, best-known nowadays as an organist who regularly uses accordion in his group and for hospital and old folks concerts (picture below).

Jon Hammond wrote:
“Three of the musicians are Nashville based: R Barber (trombone), Louis ‘Flip’ Winfield (drums), Cord Martin (tenor saxophone) plus my long-time guitarist Joe Berger and myself on Hamond organ – both Joe and myself are officially from New York City, although I am also in California a lot – I’m still a New Yorker!

There is a very strong chance that Lee Oskar will be joining us as Special Guest. I can’t guarantee that Lee will be onstage with us. We recently talked about doing it when we met at the ASCAP Pop Awards in Hollywood last month. He told me that he will be there and is going to try to make it, so we are going to have the stage set up for that, we have played together several times over the years.

Lee was an award recipient at the ASCAP Pop Awards and besides being the original member of the legendary band WAR, he manufactures his own line of Lee Oskar Harmonicas that have been very popular with Blues and Rock performers for years.

Here we are in Hollywood a couple of weeks ago, with Lee wearing the medal he was awarded.”

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

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

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=940444542651010

Youtube http://youtu.be/eKZ8vQGJq8Y

Jon Hammond’s composition “Get Back in The Groove” very special performance Jon Hammond Band in Jazzkeller Frankfurt Jon’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party with many close friends in attendance – Tony Lakatos on tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, special guest Lee Oskar harmonica, Jon Hammond organ / bass

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260604

Hello New York! Jon Hammond Show 28 Minutes Preview 06/04 MNN TV – First segment: 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 – Second segment: First playing of the Todd Anderson arrangement of “Lydia’s Tune” by Jon Hammond – Organist Jon Hammond composed this song in Paris France after flying there aboard Air France Concorde in year 1981, played here now with Meeting House Jazz Orchestra – #hammondcast Arranged and Conducted by tenor saxophonist Todd Anderson. Bob Rosen (tenor) presiding over the Music Program at Friends Seminary​ 230 year old school established on Manhattan’s East Side – David Zalud trumpet, Greg Ruvolo trumpet, Jim Piela saxophone, Pat Hall, Art Baron​, Alfredo Marques trombones, (guitar solo): David Acker guitar, Mike Campenni drums, Charles Lee alto, more names coming! Thank you for playing my song and those listening and watching this Podcast folks! Jon Hammond​ ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP http://www.HammondCast.com/
TV Producers of Manhattan Neighborhood Network [MNN]​ – Manhattan Neighborhood Network​ – Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM​ of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM AFM Local 6 PROFILE http://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/ — with Alfredo Marques, Bob Rosen, Greg Ruvolo, Todd Anderson, Mike Campenni, Art Baron, David Acker, Charles Lee and AFM Local 6 at Friends Seminary.
3rd segment: Jon Hammond Band​ – Czechoslovakian Salsa Song by Jon Hammond (organ) Video Tino Pavlis
Note: https://www.facebook.com/notes/jon-hammond-band/best-party-of-the-year-jon-hammonds-annual-musikmesse-warm-up-party-in-jazzkelle/1107482975950736
Best Party of The Year! Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse​ Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller​ Tuesday April 5th 2016 celebrating 30 years
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
©JON HAMMOND International – JJ Guitars​ Suzuki Musical Instruments​
4th segment: As Seen On MNN TV The Jon Hammond Show – Filmed in High Definition – Pocket Funk with NDR Horns – Jon Hammond Band special Auster Jazz Series – musical director Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Ernst-Friedrich Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Funky Heinz Lichius drums feature on this one, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass http://www.HammondCast.com/ special thanks dankeschön to Knut Simon and Lukas Aaron Hambrecht AutoBild Redaktion Team for bringing the Borgward, Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera (also a fine drummer) and all the Hamburg people who came to this party session, Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt – support from Musik Rotthoff, Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars, Jon Hammond the Sk1 Hammond manufactured by Suzuki Musical Instruments – Auster Bar Hamburg Eimsbüttel #hammondcast

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Youtube https://youtu.be/HHyh9Hqj_bE

Jon Hammond with his trusty Sennheiser HD 25-1 headphones

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Duo Gig today: Marc Baum & Jon Hammond after the gig with dueling famous Remin Kart-A-Bag wheels, it’s a wrap folks!

http://jonhammondband.com/blog.html/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jon in the early 70s

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

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

LATE RENT

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

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

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

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

LIVING ABROAD

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

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

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

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

PRESENT DAY

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

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

Jon has released four CDs

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

Accordions Worldwide, Keys to Happiness, Summer NAMM, #NAMMShow #Holda #HammondOrgan

As Seen on TV Jon Hammond Show Frankfurt musikmesse Hollywood ASCAP Expo Nashville NAMM Showcase

May 9, 2016

As Seen on TV Jon Hammond Show Frankfurt musikmesse Hollywood ASCAP Expo Nashville NAMM Showcase

*WATCH CABLE TV SHOW HERE: Jon Hammond Show Public Access Cable TV Show Preview 05/07

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260507

Youtube https://youtu.be/eX6lmFrd1cU

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/1276595532369241/

Billboard Magazine Flashback – March 1984 article by Kim Freeman

Billboard Magazine Article about The Jon Hammond Show TV Show from March 17 1984, now The Jon Hammond Show
is in 34th year

Jon Hammond Show Public Access Cable TV Show Preview 05/07
First segment – opener Yachtklub Life James Wes Opener Jon Hammond Band – Hans Romanov Presents
Peter Klohmann tenor saxo
Joe Berger guitar
Giovanni Totò Gulino drums
Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ & bass
Video Tino Pavlis
Audio Johannes Napp, Silvio Cappucci
On the Main River – Frankfurt am Main

2nd segment Hollywood CA — Interview Allison Iraheta and Matthew Hager aka Halo Circus with Jon Hammond at the 11th annual ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO for Jon Hammond Show – special thanks Kelly MacGaunn kelleemack pr, ‪#‎bobbimarcuspr‬

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/AcousticNationNAMMConcertLydiasTuneInNashvilleTennessee1

by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP

Summer NAMM 2016 https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit Jon Hammond Funk Unit

Performance Info
Event Information:

Event Date:
Friday, June 24, 2016 – 2:00pm to 2:40pm
Location:
Music City Center, NAMM Nissan Stage on The Terrace
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Frankfurt — 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

Hollywood — Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/InterviewAllisonIrahetaAndMatthewHagerAkaHaloCircus

Youtube https://youtu.be/yGND5modU8Q

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153441552957102/?l=6086248925586335229

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/165043267

Hollywood CA — Interview Allison Iraheta and Matthew Hager aka Halo Circus with Jon Hammond at the 11th annual ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO for Jon Hammond Show – special thanks Kelly MacGaunn kelleemack pr, ‪#‎bobbimarcuspr‬ ‪#‎halocircus‬ ‪#‎ASCAPExpo‬ ‪#‎OurASCAP‬ http://www.hammondcast.com

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Allison’s wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allison_Iraheta

Allison Iraheta (born April 27, 1992) is an American singer from Los Angeles, California, who was the fourth place finalist on the eighth season of American Idol.[2] Prior to Idol, Iraheta won the Telemundo competition Quinceañera: Mamá Quiero Ser Artista.[3] Following the conclusion of Idol, Iraheta was signed to a record deal with 19 Entertainment and Jive Records.[4] Her debut album Just Like You was released on December 1, 2009.[5] She is currently the lead singer in the band Halo Circus.
April 27, 1992 (age 24)
Glendale, California
Origin Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres Pop rock
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments
Vocals guitar
Iraheta was born in Glendale, California, to Salvadoran immigrants who moved to the United States before she was born.[3] She is the youngest in the family, with two older siblings, Jacki and Carlos Iraheta.[6] According to her family, she has been singing since she was a toddler.[7] In 2001, she began taking voice lessons with Raphael Enriquez at the Los Angeles Music and Art School, a non-profit community school of the arts in East Los Angeles.[8] Before rising to prominence, she was a frequent performer at the local Latin Electronics Store La Curaçao and the Los Angeles Music and Art School’s annual benefit concert, Stars for the Arts.[6] Iraheta attended Los Angeles’ Animo Ralph Bunche Charter High School.[9]

Quinceañera: Mamá Quiero Ser Artista (2006-09)[edit]
In 2007, Iraheta won the reality show, “Quinceañera: Mama Quiero Ser Artista” (Sweet Fifteen: Mom, I Want to be an Artist), a reality TV singing competition that was produced and broadcast in 2006-2007 on Telemundo, where she sang in both English and Spanish.[3]

On the show, a group of teenage girls such as Olivia Bonilla, Brissia Mayagoitia, and others of Hispanic and Latino American background competed in a singing competition for the main prize of $50,000 and a record deal.[10] Iraheta was the first (and only) winner of the competition and received the grand prize, but due to legal problems of the show the recording contract was never finalized and the production of the show was closed…

Matthew’s wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Hager

Matthew Hager is a multi platinum American record producer, musician and songwriter

Originally from Houston, Texas Hager now lives in Los Angeles. Before moving to Los Angeles, Hager studied at the prestigious Berklee College Of Music. Since then, he has written and produced several number one hit singles as well as several critically acclaimed albums and has worked with many major recording artists. He has achieved unusual success crossing many genres from hard rock to jazz to teen pop.

While working with the Backstreet Boys in the late ’90’s, he was introduced to Mandy Moore and soon became Moore’s musical director. He went on to write and produced her song “When I Talk To You” which is featured on Mandy Moore’s multi-platinum album “Mandy Moore” along with her song “Split Chick” that he also produced. In addition, he produced several acoustic versions of her chart topping hits including “Walk Me Home” and “I Wanna Be With You” and arranged all live versions of her biggest hits for her us and international television performances and touring for her albums “So Real”, “I Wanna Be With You”, “Mandy Moore”, and “A Walk To Remember”.

After his years with Mandy Moore, Hager became a sought after songwriter in Los Angeles and wrote and produced the #1 hit song “Lucy’s”, which was the longest running #1 single for any debut artist in history on the Contemporary Jazz R&R chart, as well as the #1 singles “True Blue” and “Bloom”. He also wrote and produced the Hot AC hit “Stars” for #1 Billboard artist Mindi Abair as well as her top 5 hits “Come As You Are”, “Flirt” and “Smile”. He also wrote and produced her song “Every Time” which was featured in the movie “License To Wed” and “I Can Remember” was featured in the popular Spelling Television series “Summerland”. He wrote and produced the holiday smash “I Can’t Wait For Christmas” with Mindi Abair that has sold nearly a million copies to date. Her chart topping and critically acclaimed albums “It Just Happens That Way”, “Come As You Are”, “Life Less Ordinary” and “Stars” Hager produced in their entirety.

Hager recorded “Cry Baby Cry” produced by Timbaland and “Falling Down” produced by Justin Timberlake for Duran Duran’s album Red Carpet Massacre. He wrote and produced the international hit “6000 Miles” with John Taylor from Duran Duran and produced and wrote a majority of his solo album “Techno For Two”. He produced the U.S. hit “Perfect Love” for Simply Red. He wrote and produced the top 20 hit “How Does It Feel” for Columbia recording artist Peter White and also performed his own song “Enough” under his name in the hit movie A Walk to Remember.

He wrote and produced the Radio Disney hit Make History by Alyson Stoner. Make History is also the opening song being performed on the Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, Camp Rock world tour. He also wrote and produced the single “Strange Life” for the rock band Tickle Me Pink.

According to John Taylor, Matthew is working on tracks for the February 2011 release “All You Need Is Now” from the band Duran Duran..

http://www.ascap.com/audioportraits/h/jon_hammond_ndr.aspx

Jon Hammond: The NDR Sessions Projekt
The NDR Sessions Projekt
Jon Hammond’s “The NDR Sessions Projekt” brings the soulful jazz organist back to Hamburg to record a collection of standards and originals featuring Lutz Buchner on saxophones, Joe Gallardo on trombone and Heinz Lichius on drums. Recorded in one of Germany’s best studios, the quartet present rich, heartfelt perfomances and infuse the music with a fresh and vibrant sound.

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

Summer NAMM Show Nashville

L to R Shuji Suzuki, Billy Cox bass player with Jimi Hendrix, Jon Hammond, Yu Beniya

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Breaking News: Jon Hammond Funk Unit Event Date: Friday, June 24, 2016 – 2:00pm to 2:40pm Location: Music City Center, NAMM Nissan Stage on The Terrace

May 8, 2016

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Breaking News: Jon Hammond Funk Unit Event Date: Friday, June 24, 2016 – 2:00pm to 2:40pm Location: Music City Center, NAMM Nissan Stage on The Terrace

Event Information: Jon Hammond Funk Unit in Concert on NAMM Nissan Stage – Summer NAMM 2016 – Funky Jazz and Blues

Performance Info

Jon Hammond Funk Unit in Concert on NAMM Nissan Stage – Summer NAMM 2016 – Funky Jazz and Blues
Musicians: Roland Barber trombone, Cord Martin tenor,
Louis Flip Winfield drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ — Special Guest TBA – FRIDAY June 24 – 2PM – 2:45PM – The NAMM Show Nasvle Music City Center – special thanks Mothertone / Sleishman Drum Co Michael Turner, Greg Herreman, NAMM Show Team

WATCH FILM HERE: Jon Hammond Funk Unit

Facebook Event Page https://www.facebook.com/events/504179796453763/

As Seen on TV! – 34 Years The Jon Hammond Show

As Heard on Radio – HammondCast

Jon Hammond Funk Unit Returning to Nashville Summer NAMM Show!

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Lydia’s Tune In Nashville Summer NAMM Acoustic Nation

July 25, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Lydia’s Tune In Nashville Summer NAMM Acoustic Nation

https://archive.org/details/LydiasTuneInNashvilleSummerNAMMAcousticNation

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Jon Hammond Organ Group original “Lydia’s Tune” performed at Summer NAMM Show Nashville Tennessee on Acoustic Nation Stage, featuring: Roland Barber trombone, Evan Cobb tenor saxophone, Louis Flip Winfield drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ http://www.HammondCast.com/
special thanks to Nickolas Butterfield camera, JC Clifford & Michael Turner Mothertone crew for Louis and the fine Sleishman Drum Co drums you hear here – JH — with Jon Hammond, Evan Cobb, Joe Berger, Roland Barber and Louis Flip Winfield at Nashville Music City Center

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1155440

Youtube http://youtu.be/Jv_WRNFJWPs

Charlie Morgan on drums with Chas Sandford 12 string gtr./vocals a few nights ago at a very fine Listening Party in the Grand Victor Sound Nashville studios in the big live room – sounding real good Charlie! – David M Santos-bass, thanks, Jon Hammond

— with Chas Sandford and Charlie Morgan at Ben Folds Studio

Blues in The Braithophone Stand Summer NAMM http://wwww.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152196110822102
Saxophonist George Braith inventor and player of the Braithophone and organist Jon Hammond in a spontaneous Blues Jazz Session

in The Braithophone Stand at Summer NAMM Show in Nashville Tennessee with photo collage of George’s amazing career
http://georgetbraith.com/ — with George Braith and George Braith at Nashville Music City Center.

Hitting the big fat minor 11th chord! With Joe Berger in the OZZtosh guitars stand at Summer NAMM Show – Nashville Tennessee

– Jon Hammond — with Joe Berger at Nashville Music City Center

Nashville Tennessee — Good to see / hear my friend Bobby Kimball making his great music live at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville Music City Center the other day! – Jon Hammond

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Kimball
Robert Troy “Bobby” Kimball (born March 29, 1947) is an American singer, best known as the original and longtime frontman of the rock band Toto.
Robert Troy Kimball
Born March 29, 1947 (age 67)
Orange, Texas, U.S.
Genres Arena rock, hard rock, pop rock, adult contemporary, soft rock
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, keyboards
Years active 1962–present
Associated acts Toto, Jimi Jamison
Robert Troy Kimball was born in Orange, Texas, and was raised in nearby Vinton, Louisiana, as Vinton did not have a hospital (thus, he was born across the state line). Kimball started singing as a child, dabbling on voice and piano in a musical household throughout his youth. Throughout the 1970s, Kimball performed as a vocalist in various New Orleans-area bands, including The Levee Band, which would later become LeRoux after Kimball left.

In 1974, Bobby Kimball left Louisiana and moved to Los Angeles where he joined 3 members from the defunct band, Three Dog Night, to form a new band called S.S. Fools. They released one album on CBS Records, but the band split up within a year and a half. About six months later, Kimball was asked by David Paich and Jeff Porcaro, to join the five session musicians to form Toto. He submitted a self-penned audition song for the band, “You Are The Flower”, which was included on their debut album. Kimball performed on the first four studio albums by Toto, but was released from the band in 1984 during the sessions for the Isolation LP.

A longstanding urban legend holds that the band named itself ‘Toto’ after Kimball’s “real” name, “Robert Toteaux.” In reality, this story was simply a joke perpetrated and perpetuated by Toto’s original bassist, David Hungate. According to Toto guitarist Steve Lukather, the reason for this choice of band name was that Toto was “really simple, easy to remember and easily identified in every language.”

Jazz Session Trumpets Saxophones Organ – Jon Hammond The NAMM Show

http://hammondcast.blog.ca/2014/05/19/jazz-session-trumpets-saxophones-organ-jon-hammond-namm-show-18481407/
Jazz session at P.Mauriat stand 4514 ensemble with trumpets saxophones and Jon Hammond at the organ..

Jon Hammond Vimeo at Summer NAMM Show – calling George Braith http://vimeo.com/101410826 – JH in Nashville Tennessee

AFM Local 257 at Summer NAMM Show Nashville – Jon Hammond

Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM

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

Jon Hammond’s Summer NAMM Nashville Photos and Jon Hammond Organ Group kicking it off on the NAMM Acoustic Nation Stage – Roland Barber trombone, Evan Cobb tenor, Joe Berger guitar, Louis Flip Winfield drums, Jon Hammond organ/bass – The NAMM Show — at Nashville Music City Center – *Special thanks JC Clifford & Sleishman Drum Co. / Mothertone
Camera Credit: Nickolas Butterfield http://www.HammondCast.com/

NAMM Acoustic Nation Stage Jon Hammond Organ Group

Youtube http://youtu.be/CZMB2uTYyaM

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1154470

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x21xv7u_jon-hammond-photos-and-organ-group-at-summer-namm-nashville_music

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