Somewhere Over Taipei Piano Organ Jazz Spot Swing

October 27, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Somewhere Over Taipei Piano Organ Jazz Spot Swing

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Somewhere Over Taipei Piano Organ Jazz Spot Swing

Jon Hammond visits popular Taipei nightclub Jazz Spot Swing Organ Lounge, Hammond Organ Piano Duo swinging Somewhere Over Taipei – very special thanks Mr. Nobuki Kurahawa and Mrs. Kurahawa hosting nightly Sk2 organ onstage

- Superlux Taiwan Taipei Team Nico, Shannon, Letitia, P.Mauriat Pro Shop,

Mr. Eric Chen TONG HO Musical, Mr. Shigeyuki Ohtaka Suzuki Musical Instruments http://www.HammondCast.com Filmed in High Definition Jazz Spot Swing Taipei Taiwan

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Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=925585284136936

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/2014PocketFunkPhotosJazzkellerParty

Pocket Funk by Jon Hammond with photos by Andreas Meer the great Rock Photographer of Frankfurt – Jon’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller

- almost complete take shot by Aurelia Natalini with camera direction by Tino Pavlis – Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ ©Jon Hammond International ASCAP http://www.jonhammondband.com/ Jon Hammond Band / Jon Hammond Organ Group

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

NDR SESSIONS Projekt – Control Room NDR Studio 1

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

Additional Musical Category Notes:

This new release from Jon Hammond marks his move into mainstream jazz. Utilizing the famous NDR Orchestra and Studios in Hamburg, Germany, Jon has crafted an excellent organ jazz record utilizing drums, sax and trombone. Outstanding support from saxophone soloist Lutz Buchner adds a lyrical modern jazz sound to the recordings. Excellent drumming by Heinz Lichius and the soulful sound of Joe Gallardo on trombone round out the disc. Great classic tunes are covered, along with some originals, including “My One and Only Love,” “Skylark,” “Besame Mucho,” “Blues In The Night” and “No X-Cess Baggage Blues.”

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

THE NDR SESSIONS PROJEKT

HAMMOND, JON

HAM-BERGER-FRIZ RECORDS

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Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x25eq0i_no-x-cess-baggage-by-jon-hammond-spcl-thanks-lufthansa-ndr_music

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Jon Hammond and Joe Berger In-store performance in the legendary Hamburg music shop ‘Musik Rotthoff’

- world-renowned for having sold The Beatles their most famous guitars and musical equipment and also supplied the equipment for The Star Club, Top Ten Club and still going strong as a supplier of both new and rare vintage instruments, amplification, sound reinforcement, lighting and all accessories – located in St. Pauli Hamburg Germany http://www.musik-rotthoff.de/ – Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars – Jon Hammond is playing Hammond Sk1 organ made by Suzuki Musical Instruments – special thanks to Hr. Claus-Dieter Rotthoff and his son Maik Rotthoff – JH

Claus-Dieter Rotthoff and his son Maik Rotthoff in shop – photo by Jon Hammond

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CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1166733

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Filmed in High Definition Lydia’s Tune Auster Jazz Series with NDR Horns – Jon Hammond Band
Lydia’s Tune written by Mr. Hammond in Paris, first time in 1981 after flying there aboard Air France Concorde – a bossa nova featuring the fine playing of Joe Berger on guitar, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Heinz Lichius drums and Jon Hammond at the Hammond Sk1 organ + bass – special thanks to Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera, Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt – support from Musik Rotthoff Hamburg long-time established music shop where The Beatles acquired their famous instruments - http://www.HammondCast.com/ -

Youtube http://youtu.be/LFhxrDs6PbQ

Lydia’s Tune Auster Jazz Series with NDR Horns Filmed in High Definition

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167948

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Filmed in High Definition Lydia’s Tune Auster Jazz Series With NDR Hornss

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

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, 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 — at Auster Bar.

Youtube http://youtu.be/MxpIJesOJXQ

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167713

Somewhere Over Taipei, Taiwan, P.Mauriat, Go For The Sound, Jazz Spot Swing, Nobuki Kuwahara, Jazz, Hammond Organ, Organ Lounge, Sk2 Hammond, Suzuki, Musicians Union, Local 802

Jon Hammond and Friends Jazz Spot Swing

October 25, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond and Friends Jazz Spot Swing

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Youtube http://youtu.be/x6a8MHYESqc

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

Jon at Mr. Nobuki Kuwahara’s Hammond Sk2 organ with house musicians

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

P. Mauriat Europe Pmauriat Albest Team!

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

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/110027287

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Youtube http://youtu.be/5shPL3IOYlU

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CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1117717

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

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

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

Jon Hammond in P.Mauriat Pmauriat Albest Pro Shop Taipei Taiwan

Journal Frankfurt article by Detlef Kinsler

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

Kultur

MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

with Hailey Niswanger, Jon Hammond, PMauriat Saxophones, Pmauriat Albest, Arno Haas, Reggie Padilla and Ryan Montano at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center

Youtube http://youtu.be/4rGrMhFPbrU

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/88162571

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond

http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/p-mauriat-action-blues-with-jon-hammond-all-afternoon-6744345

“Out To Lunch” San Francisco City Hall Concert – Jon Hammond Band LINK http://youtu.be/jcH0VqdDvII
POCKET FUNK by Jon Hammond — with Jon Hammond at San Francisco City Hall

Jon Hammond at the new Hammond A-162 Console Organ – Photo Credit Larry Gay of The West Coast Live Radio The NAMM Show

— with Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center

Get down Mr. Berger! Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the B3mk2 Hammond organ – Photo by master photographer Lawrence Gay of The West Coast Live Radio Show, thanks Larry!

*VIDEO 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 — with Stephen Fortner, Scott May, Joe Berger rips it up! Koei Tana…See More — with Joe Berger and Jon Hammond at Bespeco @ NAMM Show 2014

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/P.MauriatPlayersSessionWithJonHammondDay1NAMM2014

The Famous Stevie Wonder and Jon Hammond Photo Just In!

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1099403

Stevie Wonder and Jon Hammond Photo Just In! Photo Credit and Many Thanks to Bernie Capicchiano of Bernies Music Land Australia, thanks a million Bernie!!! You can clearly see Stevie is shanking my hand – he shook it about 5 different ways while we were talking, his fingers are his eyes living in the world of Music that has blessed us all! This was at the Hammond Organ USA Suzuki Musical Instruments stand number 5100 Winter NAMM Show 2014, I got to speak with him last year also and met him the first time in 1972 – this is a precious photo from Bernie! – Jon Hammond – at The NAMM Show
Stevie’s Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevie_Wonder
musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, he has become one of the most creative and loved musical performers of the late 20th century.[2] Wonder signed with Motown’s Tamla label at the age of eleven[2] and continues to perform and record for Motown as of the early 2010s. He has been blind since shortly after birth.[3]
Among Wonder’s works are singles such as “Superstition”, “Sir Duke”, “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” and “I Just Called to Say I Love You”; and albums such as Talking Book, Innervisions and Songs in the Key of Life.[2] He has recorded more than thirty U.S. top ten hits and received twenty-two Grammy Awards, the most ever awarded to a male solo artist, and has sold over 100 million albums and singles, making him one of the top 60 best-selling music artists.[4] Wonder is also noted for his work as an activist for political causes, including his 1980 campaign to make Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday a holiday in the United States.[5] In 2009, Wonder was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace.[6] In 2008, Billboard magazine released a list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists to celebrate the US singles chart’s fiftieth anniversary, with Wonder at number five…cont. — with Stevie Wonder at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center

Dankeschön to my good friend Tino Pavlis for sending me this very precious photograph of me speaking with Stevie Wonder last month at The NAMM Show —

thanks a million Tino!

P.Mauriat Players Session with Jon Hammond Day 1 NAMM 2014

Youtube http://youtu.be/35qxoEkC74E

(Higher Quality) A wonderful jazz session at P.Mauriat / Pmauriat Albest NAMM stand number 4514 on first day of NAMM 2014 together with Jon Hammond on the organ with tenor saxophonists Aldo Salvent, Alex Budman, Josh Quinlan, Terell Stafford trumpet, checking names, more coming – Jon Hammond http://www.HammondCast.com/ – The NAMM Show — with Alex Budman, Aldo Salvent, Terell Stafford, Josh Quinlan and more..

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

Guy Low – PR

Jon Hammond jams at the Electro-Voice stand: AMAC 2014 http://www.electrovoice.com/pressrelease.php?id=1651 The music products industry gathered again on Queensland’s Gold Coast for professional development sessions and a two-day trade show. Almost 500 professionals, covering a wide range of Australian music industry suppliers and retailers, took part at the Australian Music Association Convention – held at the ever-popular Jupiter’s Casino.

The convention featured a number of notable key speakers and accomplished musicians to keep attendees educated as well as entertained. Amongst the key figures were Larry Morton, current NAMM Chairman and President of Hal Leonard Corporation; Jon Hammond, renowned Hammond organ player and founder of the Jon Hammond Band; Ambre Hammond (no-relation to Jon) leading Australian piano musician and Guinness record holder for receiving Associate and Licentiate Diplomas of music at the age of 11; and Lloyd Spiegel, one of Australia’s leading blues guitarists.

Bosch Communications Systems, a regular at AMAC, exhibited the latest products from our Electro-Voice and Dynacord brands, including EV’s ZLX, ELX and ETX Powered Loudspeaker families, and Dynacord’s TS Vertical Array Cabinets, the tiny but feature-packed PM 502 Powered Mixer, and the versatile AXM 12A Coaxial Powered Monitor with onboard DSP.

For the first time in EV’s history, the brand had three “best-in-class” loudspeaker families on display covering entry-level through to pro-audio markets. ZLX loudspeakers are the number one selling powered speakers in the American market and have won Best of Show at NAMM 2013. The 2000-W ETX Powered Loudspeakers have been labelled as the most advanced product in its price range and have won Best of Show at NAMM 2014. Sitting in between is the ever-popular ELX range which represents a high-quality sound system at a mid-range price.

The ETX Powered Loudspeaker display drew a lot of attention during the show, including that of Jon Hammond, one of the finest B3 players in the world. Jon reminisced about his first experience with EV speakers back in 1964, when he installed EV SRO speakers in a Fender Bandmaster cabinet.

“I have a particular fondness for EV speakers. My very first pro amplifier was a 1964 blonde Fender Bandmaster in which I installed the white EV SRO Speakers. Yes, I lugged that 2 x 12 speaker box around everywhere and it was impossible to blow it up – my whole band would plug in to it, we thought in those days because the amp was called the Bandmaster that the whole band should plug in to it, bass and all – no problem, it was loud and clear!”

After swapping a few stories Jon was curious to see how his Hammond Sk1 would sound with the ETX loudspeakers. Following a quick connection via a Dynacord PowerMate 600, Jon belted a few tunes just before the close of day one of the exhibition. He promised to come back the following day with a jazz guitarist who turned out to be Chris Connolly, a well known figure in the audio and music products industry. While setting up for the jam session Simon Ert, a jazz percussionist representing Gretsch drums on the neighbouring stand, volunteered to complete the trio. What followed was half an hour of cool jazz tunes and sweet sound.

Group photo, from left to right: Simon Ert on Gretsch Drums, Chris Connolly on Grover Jackson Guitar and the legendary “Buchanan Hammer” EV 664 Dynamic Cardioid Microphone, and Jon Hammond on Hammond Sk1, mixed using Dynacord PowerMate 600 and played through ETX Powered Loudspeakers.

Check out an excerpt of the performance on YouTube:

http://youtu.be/SPHi-VBY6zI

“I love coming to the AMAC shows, in just a few years I have forged some lasting friendships and am fortunate enough to meet some really outstanding musicians,” said Jon. “The timing was perfect to have a session like that what we did – thank you so much for accommodating us with the superb EV powered speakers. I heard from friends who were all the way across the hall that they could hear us clear as a bell. It was so much fun, that’s the kind of thing I live for and only happens in a special place and people such as the EV stand at AMAC!”

Electro-Voice speakers were also present on the Casio Sound Technology stand. Two ZLX 12” powered speakers and a ZXA1 sub gave the Casio guys all they needed to show off their DJ and keyboard skills a few times each day. Needless to say, they were very happy with the sound as well.

Bosch Communications would like to thank AMAC, Jon Hammond, Chris Connolly, Simon Ert, and all the visitors and exhibitors for making AMAC 2014 an experience to remember!
AMAC Convention Back In Gold Coast for 2014

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CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1176878

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/ReturnOfTheStudentJonHammondVisitWithTonyGermainHD1080p

Jon Hammond visit with his piano teacher Tony Germain:
“So good to see my piano teacher main man Tony Germain 40 years later from the first day we met on Scheduling Day 1973, looking good Tony! Greatest piano and Hammond organ teacher folks!

Tony taught so many players well and created the organ department (long story!) Chairing the PIano Department, (he has a nice chair in his office and superb Steinway Grand Piano) – if you are lucky enough to be a student at Berklee and get to study with Tony Germain, then you are living under the lucky star – Tony is the Man!! Thanks for everything you showed me Tony, straightened me out big time” – Jon Hammond
*Return of the Student –

Here I am with my Piano Teacher main man Tony Germain 40 years to the day later from the first time we sat down together folks – interview coming soon, many thanks Tony! Jon Hammond
http://www.berklee.edu/people/tony-germain
Position: Assistant Chair
Department: Piano

Tony’s Steinway Grand Piano

“I think I might have been one of Berklee’s first graduates with what today is called the performance major in piano. So as assistant chair, I have a vested interest in making sure we’re still preparing piano, keyboard, and organ students, without being in any way style prejudiced. I also took the position to have a little bit more involvement with the curriculum—to see what I could personally add or help create.”

“When I went to Berklee, Ted Pease, Phil Wilson, and Mike Rendish were my role models and my teachers. They set the standard for what I’d become and how I would teach. They were all very good to me, and I could see how much they loved it. Here at Berklee, I’m giving back to something that has given me everything. I often describe Berklee as a musical Fantasy Island. I just don’t know where else I’d be happy.”

“Prior to becoming assistant chair of the Piano Department, I taught pretty much everything across the board for 33 years: harmony, ear training, arranging, ensembles. I created the Harmonic Ear Training course and taught it from about 1978 until I became assistant chair. I’m equally in love with private and classroom teaching, and have done it all my adult life. I probably get more out of it than my students do. But hopefully I inspire students to further their interests in whichever style of performance they desire—it’s my job to prepare them for the long haul. I still teach Survey of Piano Styles: History of Jazz Piano. I didn’t want to give it up. And I didn’t want to not teach entirely, because you lose touch if you’re out of the classroom.”

Career Highlights
B.M., Berklee College of Music
Performances with Judy Garland, Herb Pomeroy, Joe Hunt, and Dick Johnson
Musical director, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well, Charles Playhouse
Pianist and keyboardist with jazz and commercial groups
Recordings include Forces with Jerry Tachoir; Risa’s Waltz with Danny Harrington; Until Further Notice with Steve Rochinski; Sasha Sings Dinah, A Tribute to the Queen, Dinah Washington with Sasha Daltonn; Happy Talk with Christine Fawson; At Last with Kimberly Keating; Read Between the Lines with Jan Shapiro; Live at the Firehouse with Danny Harrington; The Berklee Great American Songbook series; and for Acuff-Rose, Nashville
Published articles in Keyboard and Berklee Today magazines
Professional performing and recording artist
Television and radio experience, including Community Auditions/ Dave Maynard Talent Showcase, WBZ, Channel 4, Boston; Jack Harris Show, Detroit; Nick Clooney Show, Cincinnati; Music America, WGBH Radio, Boston; and Grand Ole Opry, Nashville
Performer and clinician, Berklee on the Road programs in Umbria, Puerto Rico, and Los Angeles
Leadership
Stephany Tiernan
Chair
Tony Germain
Assistant Chair — at Berklee College of Music
http://www.HammondCast.com/
— at Berklee College of Music

Youtube http://youtu.be/TppXGPzVaK8

Jazz Spot Swing, Taipei, Taiwan, Night Life, Organ Lounge, Hammond Sk2, Jon Hammond, Nobuki Kurahawa, P.Mauriat, Alex Hsieh, Jazz Ballad, Local 802, Musicians Union

Current Local Time in Germany When I Fall In Love in The jazzkeller Frankfurt

October 24, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Current Local Time in Germany When I Fall In Love in The jazzkeller Frankfurt

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

musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt hosted by Jon Hammond Band
Tony Lakatos tenor sax
Jon Hammond XK-1 organ
Giovanni Gulino drums

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

Jon Hammond Swings with the cats at Jazz Spot Swing Taipei Taiwan

special thanks Nobuki Kurahawa – Hammond Sk2 organ – JH

Jon Hammond – P.Mauriat Pro Shop – Taipei Taiwan

“Go For The Sound” – The Universal Language of Saxophone with Alex Hsieh and Jon Hammond – P.Mauriat Pro Shop Taipei

Jazz Spot Swing !

Jon Hammond NAMM Show http://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2014/concerts-performances/jon-hammond-band

Performance Info
Location: Anaheim C.C.B/C Patio Stage

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Hammond Summit Show Late Rent Jon Hammond Band in Hilton Anaheim http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMHammondSummitShowLateRentJonHammondBandinHiltonAnaheim/ Very special performance on first ever Hammond night in Hilton Hotel Lobby at Winter NAMM 2013 presented by Hammond Suzuki USA “Sound Soul Summit” MC Scott May introduces Jon Hammond Band to play their theme song “Late Rent” after a very cool pre-show party Meet and Greet with a who’s who of Hammond organists. Donny Baldwin drums (from Jefferson Starship & Lydia Pense & Cold Blood), Alex Budman tenor saxophone Joe Berger guitar Jon Hammond New B-3 Portable organ Sound mix by Denny Mack Special thanks Hammond Suzuki USA and Suzuki Musical Instruments Team NAMM = National Association of Music Merchants

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

Opening Party for The Australian Music Association Convention – AMAC back in Gold Coast Australia, The Jon Hammond Trio with Kerry Jacobson drums, Neil Wickham tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond New B3 organ – opening introduction by Bernie Capicchiano with many special guest in the house, including Larry Morton Chairman of NAMM Show in the USA Delegation and member exhibitors of AMA in Jupiters Casino Hotel Broadbeach Gold Coast AU – http://www.HammondCast.com AMAC Convention Back In Gold Coast for 2014 – Jon Hammond Organ Group – special thanks Bernies Music Land Team / Musico, Rob Walker, Greg Phillips, Tony Burn – and all the great people of The AMAC! – #AMAC14 JH – Jon Hammond Band — with Jon Hammond at Jupiters Gold Coast. http://www.HammondCast.com

Youtube http://youtu.be/7DoP-V8Ii1M

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1162705

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/103636346

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x23wtkp_jon-hammond-trio-amac-party-australia_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=883920328303432

AMAC Convention Back In Gold Coast for 2014 Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/AMAC-Convention-Back-In-Gold-Coast-for-2014/150270171678326

Larry Morton Chairman NAMM and Jon Hammond – USA Delegation

Jon Hammond with Beth and Alan Friedman – USA Delegation

From the bandstand

L to R: Neil Wickham, Jon Hammond, Kerry Jacobson

Setting up on the bandstand for cocktail reception – here with Shannon Sullivan & Kerry Jacobson drums –

Rocking The Australian Music Association Convention / AMAC Convention Back In Gold Coast for 2014 – Jon Hammond — at Jupiters Gold Coast

Jon Hammond at Electro-Voice Bosch Stand AMAC Gold Coast – Superlative Powered Speakers by EV!

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

End of AMAC Show Jazz Session with Hammond Organ Trio in Electro-Voice Stand with Simon Ert – Gretsch Drums, Chris Connolly – Grover Jackson Guitar, Jon Hammond – Hammond Sk1 organ.

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1161342

Youtube http://youtu.be/SPHi-VBY6zI

Full High Definition Version:
Awesome Funky Jazz Tribute to Cannonball NDR Horns feature on Jon Hammond Band Auster Bar Jazz Series concert Hamburg Eimsbüttel.

Welcome Knut Benzner – NDR Redaktion!

NDR Horns on Jon Hammond Band: L to R Michael Leuschner t., Lutz Büchner t.s., Fiete Felsch a.s.

Funky Heinz Lichius drums, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor, Friedrich Fiete Felsch alto, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass

- special thanks Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera, this concert was filmed in High Definition

Nicolai in the middle – drums on Peter and Siggi’s Haus Party previous day, nice job Nicolai! L to R Joe Berger, Jon Hammond, Nicolai Ditsch

- Frank Blume, Torsten Wendt

- Knut Benzner NDR Redaktion

Jon Hammond with NDR Mobile Broadcast Unit

– Musik Rotthoff support –

Gideon Schier / Baltic Soul Weekender in the Haus!

Youtube http://youtu.be/9P8yZiXgWfI

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1169090

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x25nqyv_awesome-funky-jazz-tribute-to-cannonball-ndr-horns-jon-hammond-band_music

Current Local Time In Germany, jazzkeller Frankfurt, musikmesse, NAMM Show, Jon Hammond, Organ, Jazz, Blues, Awesome, P.Mauriat Pro Shop, Jazz Spot Swing, Taipei Taiwan, Local 802 musicians union

Late Rent Jon Hammond Band Theme Song

October 22, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Late Rent Jon Hammond Band Theme Song

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

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

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

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

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

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

Youtube http://youtu.be/5shPL3IOYlU

NuMuBu http://www.numubu.com/153010-videos.html?VIDEO_ID=23971

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1117717

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/91332204

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1mn3pb_late-rent-jon-hammond-theme-song-2014_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=806846682677464

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/late-rent-jon-hammond-theme-song-2014-6818982

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

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

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

Jon Hammond in P.Mauriat Pmauriat Albest Pro Shop Taipei Taiwan

Journal Frankfurt article by Detlef Kinsler

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

Kultur

MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

with Hailey Niswanger, Jon Hammond, PMauriat Saxophones, Pmauriat Albest, Arno Haas, Reggie Padilla and Ryan Montano at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center

Youtube http://youtu.be/4rGrMhFPbrU

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/88162571

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond

http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/p-mauriat-action-blues-with-jon-hammond-all-afternoon-6744345

“Out To Lunch” San Francisco City Hall Concert – Jon Hammond Band LINK http://youtu.be/jcH0VqdDvII
POCKET FUNK by Jon Hammond — with Jon Hammond at San Francisco City Hall

Jon Hammond at the new Hammond A-162 Console Organ – Photo Credit Larry Gay of The West Coast Live Radio The NAMM Show

— with Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center

Get down Mr. Berger! Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the B3mk2 Hammond organ – Photo by master photographer Lawrence Gay of The West Coast Live Radio Show, thanks Larry!

*VIDEO 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 — with Stephen Fortner, Scott May, Joe Berger rips it up! Koei Tana…See More — with Joe Berger and Jon Hammond at Bespeco @ NAMM Show 2014

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/P.MauriatPlayersSessionWithJonHammondDay1NAMM2014

The Famous Stevie Wonder and Jon Hammond Photo Just In!

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1099403

Stevie Wonder and Jon Hammond Photo Just In! Photo Credit and Many Thanks to Bernie Capicchiano of Bernies Music Land Australia, thanks a million Bernie!!! You can clearly see Stevie is shanking my hand – he shook it about 5 different ways while we were talking, his fingers are his eyes living in the world of Music that has blessed us all! This was at the Hammond Organ USA Suzuki Musical Instruments stand number 5100 Winter NAMM Show 2014, I got to speak with him last year also and met him the first time in 1972 – this is a precious photo from Bernie! – Jon Hammond – at The NAMM Show
Stevie’s Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevie_Wonder
musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, he has become one of the most creative and loved musical performers of the late 20th century.[2] Wonder signed with Motown’s Tamla label at the age of eleven[2] and continues to perform and record for Motown as of the early 2010s. He has been blind since shortly after birth.[3]
Among Wonder’s works are singles such as “Superstition”, “Sir Duke”, “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” and “I Just Called to Say I Love You”; and albums such as Talking Book, Innervisions and Songs in the Key of Life.[2] He has recorded more than thirty U.S. top ten hits and received twenty-two Grammy Awards, the most ever awarded to a male solo artist, and has sold over 100 million albums and singles, making him one of the top 60 best-selling music artists.[4] Wonder is also noted for his work as an activist for political causes, including his 1980 campaign to make Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday a holiday in the United States.[5] In 2009, Wonder was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace.[6] In 2008, Billboard magazine released a list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists to celebrate the US singles chart’s fiftieth anniversary, with Wonder at number five…cont. — with Stevie Wonder at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center

Dankeschön to my good friend Tino Pavlis for sending me this very precious photograph of me speaking with Stevie Wonder last month at The NAMM Show —

thanks a million Tino!

P.Mauriat Players Session with Jon Hammond Day 1 NAMM 2014

Youtube http://youtu.be/35qxoEkC74E

(Higher Quality) A wonderful jazz session at P.Mauriat / Pmauriat Albest NAMM stand number 4514 on first day of NAMM 2014 together with Jon Hammond on the organ with tenor saxophonists Aldo Salvent, Alex Budman, Josh Quinlan, Terell Stafford trumpet, checking names, more coming – Jon Hammond http://www.HammondCast.com/ – The NAMM Show — with Alex Budman, Aldo Salvent, Terell Stafford, Josh Quinlan and more..

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

Guy Low – PR

Jon Hammond jams at the Electro-Voice stand: AMAC 2014 http://www.electrovoice.com/pressrelease.php?id=1651 The music products industry gathered again on Queensland’s Gold Coast for professional development sessions and a two-day trade show. Almost 500 professionals, covering a wide range of Australian music industry suppliers and retailers, took part at the Australian Music Association Convention – held at the ever-popular Jupiter’s Casino.

The convention featured a number of notable key speakers and accomplished musicians to keep attendees educated as well as entertained. Amongst the key figures were Larry Morton, current NAMM Chairman and President of Hal Leonard Corporation; Jon Hammond, renowned Hammond organ player and founder of the Jon Hammond Band; Ambre Hammond (no-relation to Jon) leading Australian piano musician and Guinness record holder for receiving Associate and Licentiate Diplomas of music at the age of 11; and Lloyd Spiegel, one of Australia’s leading blues guitarists.

Bosch Communications Systems, a regular at AMAC, exhibited the latest products from our Electro-Voice and Dynacord brands, including EV’s ZLX, ELX and ETX Powered Loudspeaker families, and Dynacord’s TS Vertical Array Cabinets, the tiny but feature-packed PM 502 Powered Mixer, and the versatile AXM 12A Coaxial Powered Monitor with onboard DSP.

For the first time in EV’s history, the brand had three “best-in-class” loudspeaker families on display covering entry-level through to pro-audio markets. ZLX loudspeakers are the number one selling powered speakers in the American market and have won Best of Show at NAMM 2013. The 2000-W ETX Powered Loudspeakers have been labelled as the most advanced product in its price range and have won Best of Show at NAMM 2014. Sitting in between is the ever-popular ELX range which represents a high-quality sound system at a mid-range price.

The ETX Powered Loudspeaker display drew a lot of attention during the show, including that of Jon Hammond, one of the finest B3 players in the world. Jon reminisced about his first experience with EV speakers back in 1964, when he installed EV SRO speakers in a Fender Bandmaster cabinet.

“I have a particular fondness for EV speakers. My very first pro amplifier was a 1964 blonde Fender Bandmaster in which I installed the white EV SRO Speakers. Yes, I lugged that 2 x 12 speaker box around everywhere and it was impossible to blow it up – my whole band would plug in to it, we thought in those days because the amp was called the Bandmaster that the whole band should plug in to it, bass and all – no problem, it was loud and clear!”

After swapping a few stories Jon was curious to see how his Hammond Sk1 would sound with the ETX loudspeakers. Following a quick connection via a Dynacord PowerMate 600, Jon belted a few tunes just before the close of day one of the exhibition. He promised to come back the following day with a jazz guitarist who turned out to be Chris Connolly, a well known figure in the audio and music products industry. While setting up for the jam session Simon Ert, a jazz percussionist representing Gretsch drums on the neighbouring stand, volunteered to complete the trio. What followed was half an hour of cool jazz tunes and sweet sound.

Group photo, from left to right: Simon Ert on Gretsch Drums, Chris Connolly on Grover Jackson Guitar and the legendary “Buchanan Hammer” EV 664 Dynamic Cardioid Microphone, and Jon Hammond on Hammond Sk1, mixed using Dynacord PowerMate 600 and played through ETX Powered Loudspeakers.

Check out an excerpt of the performance on YouTube:

http://youtu.be/SPHi-VBY6zI

“I love coming to the AMAC shows, in just a few years I have forged some lasting friendships and am fortunate enough to meet some really outstanding musicians,” said Jon. “The timing was perfect to have a session like that what we did – thank you so much for accommodating us with the superb EV powered speakers. I heard from friends who were all the way across the hall that they could hear us clear as a bell. It was so much fun, that’s the kind of thing I live for and only happens in a special place and people such as the EV stand at AMAC!”

Electro-Voice speakers were also present on the Casio Sound Technology stand. Two ZLX 12” powered speakers and a ZXA1 sub gave the Casio guys all they needed to show off their DJ and keyboard skills a few times each day. Needless to say, they were very happy with the sound as well.

Bosch Communications would like to thank AMAC, Jon Hammond, Chris Connolly, Simon Ert, and all the visitors and exhibitors for making AMAC 2014 an experience to remember!
AMAC Convention Back In Gold Coast for 2014

Youtube http://youtu.be/JwXcYGLt_kY

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/108224164

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x27fqkm_blues-and-jazz-session-at-ev-stand-at-amac_music

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

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1176878

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/ReturnOfTheStudentJonHammondVisitWithTonyGermainHD1080p

Jon Hammond visit with his piano teacher Tony Germain:
“So good to see my piano teacher main man Tony Germain 40 years later from the first day we met on Scheduling Day 1973, looking good Tony! Greatest piano and Hammond organ teacher folks!

Tony taught so many players well and created the organ department (long story!) Chairing the PIano Department, (he has a nice chair in his office and superb Steinway Grand Piano) – if you are lucky enough to be a student at Berklee and get to study with Tony Germain, then you are living under the lucky star – Tony is the Man!! Thanks for everything you showed me Tony, straightened me out big time” – Jon Hammond
*Return of the Student –

Here I am with my Piano Teacher main man Tony Germain 40 years to the day later from the first time we sat down together folks – interview coming soon, many thanks Tony! Jon Hammond
http://www.berklee.edu/people/tony-germain
Position: Assistant Chair
Department: Piano

Tony’s Steinway Grand Piano

“I think I might have been one of Berklee’s first graduates with what today is called the performance major in piano. So as assistant chair, I have a vested interest in making sure we’re still preparing piano, keyboard, and organ students, without being in any way style prejudiced. I also took the position to have a little bit more involvement with the curriculum—to see what I could personally add or help create.”

“When I went to Berklee, Ted Pease, Phil Wilson, and Mike Rendish were my role models and my teachers. They set the standard for what I’d become and how I would teach. They were all very good to me, and I could see how much they loved it. Here at Berklee, I’m giving back to something that has given me everything. I often describe Berklee as a musical Fantasy Island. I just don’t know where else I’d be happy.”

“Prior to becoming assistant chair of the Piano Department, I taught pretty much everything across the board for 33 years: harmony, ear training, arranging, ensembles. I created the Harmonic Ear Training course and taught it from about 1978 until I became assistant chair. I’m equally in love with private and classroom teaching, and have done it all my adult life. I probably get more out of it than my students do. But hopefully I inspire students to further their interests in whichever style of performance they desire—it’s my job to prepare them for the long haul. I still teach Survey of Piano Styles: History of Jazz Piano. I didn’t want to give it up. And I didn’t want to not teach entirely, because you lose touch if you’re out of the classroom.”

Career Highlights
B.M., Berklee College of Music
Performances with Judy Garland, Herb Pomeroy, Joe Hunt, and Dick Johnson
Musical director, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well, Charles Playhouse
Pianist and keyboardist with jazz and commercial groups
Recordings include Forces with Jerry Tachoir; Risa’s Waltz with Danny Harrington; Until Further Notice with Steve Rochinski; Sasha Sings Dinah, A Tribute to the Queen, Dinah Washington with Sasha Daltonn; Happy Talk with Christine Fawson; At Last with Kimberly Keating; Read Between the Lines with Jan Shapiro; Live at the Firehouse with Danny Harrington; The Berklee Great American Songbook series; and for Acuff-Rose, Nashville
Published articles in Keyboard and Berklee Today magazines
Professional performing and recording artist
Television and radio experience, including Community Auditions/ Dave Maynard Talent Showcase, WBZ, Channel 4, Boston; Jack Harris Show, Detroit; Nick Clooney Show, Cincinnati; Music America, WGBH Radio, Boston; and Grand Ole Opry, Nashville
Performer and clinician, Berklee on the Road programs in Umbria, Puerto Rico, and Los Angeles
Leadership
Stephany Tiernan
Chair
Tony Germain
Assistant Chair — at Berklee College of Music
http://www.HammondCast.com/
— at Berklee College of Music

Youtube http://youtu.be/TppXGPzVaK8

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

Eimsbüttel – Hamburg — Auster Blues and Jazz in Auster Bar, special evening Jon Hammond Band with NDR Horns swinging the house with spirited solos all around: Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ and Heinz Lichius the drummer – special thanks to 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 http://www.HammondCast.com

Youtube http://youtu.be/q4_lNnwzxrU

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105232953

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167435

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=893232684038863

Late Rent, Theme Song, Jon Hammond, Jazzkeller, musikmesse, Frankfurt, ASCAP Composer, P.Mauriat saxophones, Stevie Wonder, Cable TV, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, Local 802

Pocket Funk Photos! Jon Hammond Band annual musikmesse Warm Up

October 18, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Pocket Funk Photos! Jon Hammond Band annual musikmesse Warm Up

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/2014PocketFunkPhotosJazzkellerParty

Pocket Funk by Jon Hammond with photos by Andreas Meer the great Rock Photographer of Frankfurt – Jon’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller

- almost complete take shot by Aurelia Natalini with camera direction by Tino Pavlis – Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ ©Jon Hammond International ASCAP http://www.jonhammondband.com/ Jon Hammond Band / Jon Hammond Organ Group

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1180962

Youtube http://youtu.be/IBWpFYwnMaU

Facebook hammondcast https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152360940537102

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

NDR SESSIONS Projekt – Control Room NDR Studio 1

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

Additional Musical Category Notes:

This new release from Jon Hammond marks his move into mainstream jazz. Utilizing the famous NDR Orchestra and Studios in Hamburg, Germany, Jon has crafted an excellent organ jazz record utilizing drums, sax and trombone. Outstanding support from saxophone soloist Lutz Buchner adds a lyrical modern jazz sound to the recordings. Excellent drumming by Heinz Lichius and the soulful sound of Joe Gallardo on trombone round out the disc. Great classic tunes are covered, along with some originals, including “My One and Only Love,” “Skylark,” “Besame Mucho,” “Blues In The Night” and “No X-Cess Baggage Blues.”

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

THE NDR SESSIONS PROJEKT

HAMMOND, JON

HAM-BERGER-FRIZ RECORDS

Youtube http://youtu.be/orpLWd66-Hw

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x25eq0i_no-x-cess-baggage-by-jon-hammond-spcl-thanks-lufthansa-ndr_music

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/people/hammondcast

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105478616

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=896018310426967

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

Jon Hammond and Joe Berger In-store performance in the legendary Hamburg music shop ‘Musik Rotthoff’

- world-renowned for having sold The Beatles their most famous guitars and musical equipment and also supplied the equipment for The Star Club, Top Ten Club and still going strong as a supplier of both new and rare vintage instruments, amplification, sound reinforcement, lighting and all accessories – located in St. Pauli Hamburg Germany http://www.musik-rotthoff.de/ – Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars – Jon Hammond is playing Hammond Sk1 organ made by Suzuki Musical Instruments – special thanks to Hr. Claus-Dieter Rotthoff and his son Maik Rotthoff – JH

Claus-Dieter Rotthoff and his son Maik Rotthoff in shop – photo by Jon Hammond

Youtube http://youtu.be/j_KO0d2VF54

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1166733

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/104894115

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=891294470899351&set=vb.133709526657853&type=3&theater

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

Filmed in High Definition Lydia’s Tune Auster Jazz Series with NDR Horns – Jon Hammond Band
Lydia’s Tune written by Mr. Hammond in Paris, first time in 1981 after flying there aboard Air France Concorde – a bossa nova featuring the fine playing of Joe Berger on guitar, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Heinz Lichius drums and Jon Hammond at the Hammond Sk1 organ + bass – special thanks to Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera, Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt – support from Musik Rotthoff Hamburg long-time established music shop where The Beatles acquired their famous instruments - http://www.HammondCast.com/ -

Youtube http://youtu.be/LFhxrDs6PbQ

Lydia’s Tune Auster Jazz Series with NDR Horns Filmed in High Definition

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167948

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x25ckzz_lydia-s-tune-auster-jazz-series-with-ndr-horns-filmed-in-high-definition_shortfilms

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=894959580532840

Filmed in High Definition Lydia’s Tune Auster Jazz Series With NDR Hornss

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

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, 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 — at Auster Bar.

Youtube http://youtu.be/MxpIJesOJXQ

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167713

Pocket Funk, Photos, musikmesse Warm Up, Frankfurt, jazzkeller, Jon Hammond, Sk1, Organ combo, Band, Laundromat, ASCAP Composer, Musicians Union, Local 802

NAMM Believe in Music Awards and Purdie Shuffle at Brunch Set

October 10, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Believe in Music Awards and Purdie Shuffle at Brunch Set

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

Anaheim CA: This film starts out at the annual NAMM Believe In Music Awards, the eldest recipient Roy Burns has attended every NAMM Show since 1960!

Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM and Roy Burns

Joe Lamond and Jon Hammond

Immediately afterwards Jon Hammond ran to the Center Patio Stage for a Jon Hammond Band performance with the inventor of “The Purdie Shuffle” Bernard “Pretty” Purdie drums,

Koei Tanaka from Tokyo on harmonica,

Alex Budman tenor sax, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the organ

http://www.jonhammondband.com/ — with Jon Hammond and Jon Hammond Organ Group at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=915802311781900

Youtube http://youtu.be/NEOdje4Auzw

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1178377

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

Guy Low – PR

Jon Hammond jams at the Electro-Voice stand: AMAC 2014 http://www.electrovoice.com/pressrelease.php?id=1651 The music products industry gathered again on Queensland’s Gold Coast for professional development sessions and a two-day trade show. Almost 500 professionals, covering a wide range of Australian music industry suppliers and retailers, took part at the Australian Music Association Convention – held at the ever-popular Jupiter’s Casino.

The convention featured a number of notable key speakers and accomplished musicians to keep attendees educated as well as entertained. Amongst the key figures were Larry Morton, current NAMM Chairman and President of Hal Leonard Corporation; Jon Hammond, renowned Hammond organ player and founder of the Jon Hammond Band; Ambre Hammond (no-relation to Jon) leading Australian piano musician and Guinness record holder for receiving Associate and Licentiate Diplomas of music at the age of 11; and Lloyd Spiegel, one of Australia’s leading blues guitarists.

Bosch Communications Systems, a regular at AMAC, exhibited the latest products from our Electro-Voice and Dynacord brands, including EV’s ZLX, ELX and ETX Powered Loudspeaker families, and Dynacord’s TS Vertical Array Cabinets, the tiny but feature-packed PM 502 Powered Mixer, and the versatile AXM 12A Coaxial Powered Monitor with onboard DSP.

For the first time in EV’s history, the brand had three “best-in-class” loudspeaker families on display covering entry-level through to pro-audio markets. ZLX loudspeakers are the number one selling powered speakers in the American market and have won Best of Show at NAMM 2013. The 2000-W ETX Powered Loudspeakers have been labelled as the most advanced product in its price range and have won Best of Show at NAMM 2014. Sitting in between is the ever-popular ELX range which represents a high-quality sound system at a mid-range price.

The ETX Powered Loudspeaker display drew a lot of attention during the show, including that of Jon Hammond, one of the finest B3 players in the world. Jon reminisced about his first experience with EV speakers back in 1964, when he installed EV SRO speakers in a Fender Bandmaster cabinet.

“I have a particular fondness for EV speakers. My very first pro amplifier was a 1964 blonde Fender Bandmaster in which I installed the white EV SRO Speakers. Yes, I lugged that 2 x 12 speaker box around everywhere and it was impossible to blow it up – my whole band would plug in to it, we thought in those days because the amp was called the Bandmaster that the whole band should plug in to it, bass and all – no problem, it was loud and clear!”

After swapping a few stories Jon was curious to see how his Hammond Sk1 would sound with the ETX loudspeakers. Following a quick connection via a Dynacord PowerMate 600, Jon belted a few tunes just before the close of day one of the exhibition. He promised to come back the following day with a jazz guitarist who turned out to be Chris Connolly, a well known figure in the audio and music products industry. While setting up for the jam session Simon Ert, a jazz percussionist representing Gretsch drums on the neighbouring stand, volunteered to complete the trio. What followed was half an hour of cool jazz tunes and sweet sound.

Group photo, from left to right: Simon Ert on Gretsch Drums, Chris Connolly on Grover Jackson Guitar and the legendary “Buchanan Hammer” EV 664 Dynamic Cardioid Microphone, and Jon Hammond on Hammond Sk1, mixed using Dynacord PowerMate 600 and played through ETX Powered Loudspeakers.

Check out an excerpt of the performance on YouTube:

http://youtu.be/SPHi-VBY6zI

“I love coming to the AMAC shows, in just a few years I have forged some lasting friendships and am fortunate enough to meet some really outstanding musicians,” said Jon. “The timing was perfect to have a session like that what we did – thank you so much for accommodating us with the superb EV powered speakers. I heard from friends who were all the way across the hall that they could hear us clear as a bell. It was so much fun, that’s the kind of thing I live for and only happens in a special place and people such as the EV stand at AMAC!”

Electro-Voice speakers were also present on the Casio Sound Technology stand. Two ZLX 12” powered speakers and a ZXA1 sub gave the Casio guys all they needed to show off their DJ and keyboard skills a few times each day. Needless to say, they were very happy with the sound as well.

Bosch Communications would like to thank AMAC, Jon Hammond, Chris Connolly, Simon Ert, and all the visitors and exhibitors for making AMAC 2014 an experience to remember!
AMAC Convention Back In Gold Coast for 2014

Youtube http://youtu.be/JwXcYGLt_kY

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/108224164

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x27fqkm_blues-and-jazz-session-at-ev-stand-at-amac_music

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

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1176878

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/ReturnOfTheStudentJonHammondVisitWithTonyGermainHD1080p

Jon Hammond visit with his piano teacher Tony Germain:
“So good to see my piano teacher main man Tony Germain 40 years later from the first day we met on Scheduling Day 1973, looking good Tony! Greatest piano and Hammond organ teacher folks!

Tony taught so many players well and created the organ department (long story!) Chairing the PIano Department, (he has a nice chair in his office and superb Steinway Grand Piano) – if you are lucky enough to be a student at Berklee and get to study with Tony Germain, then you are living under the lucky star – Tony is the Man!! Thanks for everything you showed me Tony, straightened me out big time” – Jon Hammond
*Return of the Student –

Here I am with my Piano Teacher main man Tony Germain 40 years to the day later from the first time we sat down together folks – interview coming soon, many thanks Tony! Jon Hammond
http://www.berklee.edu/people/tony-germain
Position: Assistant Chair
Department: Piano

Tony’s Steinway Grand Piano

“I think I might have been one of Berklee’s first graduates with what today is called the performance major in piano. So as assistant chair, I have a vested interest in making sure we’re still preparing piano, keyboard, and organ students, without being in any way style prejudiced. I also took the position to have a little bit more involvement with the curriculum—to see what I could personally add or help create.”

“When I went to Berklee, Ted Pease, Phil Wilson, and Mike Rendish were my role models and my teachers. They set the standard for what I’d become and how I would teach. They were all very good to me, and I could see how much they loved it. Here at Berklee, I’m giving back to something that has given me everything. I often describe Berklee as a musical Fantasy Island. I just don’t know where else I’d be happy.”

“Prior to becoming assistant chair of the Piano Department, I taught pretty much everything across the board for 33 years: harmony, ear training, arranging, ensembles. I created the Harmonic Ear Training course and taught it from about 1978 until I became assistant chair. I’m equally in love with private and classroom teaching, and have done it all my adult life. I probably get more out of it than my students do. But hopefully I inspire students to further their interests in whichever style of performance they desire—it’s my job to prepare them for the long haul. I still teach Survey of Piano Styles: History of Jazz Piano. I didn’t want to give it up. And I didn’t want to not teach entirely, because you lose touch if you’re out of the classroom.”

Career Highlights
B.M., Berklee College of Music
Performances with Judy Garland, Herb Pomeroy, Joe Hunt, and Dick Johnson
Musical director, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well, Charles Playhouse
Pianist and keyboardist with jazz and commercial groups
Recordings include Forces with Jerry Tachoir; Risa’s Waltz with Danny Harrington; Until Further Notice with Steve Rochinski; Sasha Sings Dinah, A Tribute to the Queen, Dinah Washington with Sasha Daltonn; Happy Talk with Christine Fawson; At Last with Kimberly Keating; Read Between the Lines with Jan Shapiro; Live at the Firehouse with Danny Harrington; The Berklee Great American Songbook series; and for Acuff-Rose, Nashville
Published articles in Keyboard and Berklee Today magazines
Professional performing and recording artist
Television and radio experience, including Community Auditions/ Dave Maynard Talent Showcase, WBZ, Channel 4, Boston; Jack Harris Show, Detroit; Nick Clooney Show, Cincinnati; Music America, WGBH Radio, Boston; and Grand Ole Opry, Nashville
Performer and clinician, Berklee on the Road programs in Umbria, Puerto Rico, and Los Angeles
Leadership
Stephany Tiernan
Chair
Tony Germain
Assistant Chair — at Berklee College of Music
http://www.HammondCast.com/
— at Berklee College of Music

Youtube http://youtu.be/TppXGPzVaK8

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

Eimsbüttel – Hamburg — Auster Blues and Jazz in Auster Bar, special evening Jon Hammond Band with NDR Horns swinging the house with spirited solos all around: Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ and Heinz Lichius the drummer – special thanks to 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 http://www.HammondCast.com

Youtube http://youtu.be/q4_lNnwzxrU

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105232953

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167435

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=893232684038863

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x258ktf_auster-blues-and-jazz-jh-band-with-ndr-horns_music

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

Jon Hammond Band L to R: Joe Berger, Michael Leuschner, Heinz Lichius, Lutz Büchner, Jon Hammond, Fiete Felsch

Youtube http://youtu.be/5pvfVZhXaoc

Auster Jazz Head Phone NDR Horns Funky Heinz – 3 + 3

Jon Hammond Band Live in Auster Bar Hamburg with funky Heinz Lichius drums, NDR Horns: Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor sax, Fiete Felsch alto sax, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass – http://www.HammondCast.com/ Note: Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars – Jon Hammond – Hammond organ made by Suzuki Musical Instruments – special thanks to our friend and excellent drummer Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera! & Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105020455

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167042

NAMM I Believe in Music Awards, Roy Burns, Frank Alkyer, DownBeat Magazine, Jon Hammond, Bernard Purdie, Purdie Shuffle, ASCAP Composer, Musicians Union, Local 802

Blues and Jazz Session at EV stand at AMAC

October 7, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Blues and Jazz Session at EV stand at AMAC

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

Guy Low – PR

Jon Hammond jams at the Electro-Voice stand: AMAC 2014 http://www.electrovoice.com/pressrelease.php?id=1651 The music products industry gathered again on Queensland’s Gold Coast for professional development sessions and a two-day trade show. Almost 500 professionals, covering a wide range of Australian music industry suppliers and retailers, took part at the Australian Music Association Convention – held at the ever-popular Jupiter’s Casino.

The convention featured a number of notable key speakers and accomplished musicians to keep attendees educated as well as entertained. Amongst the key figures were Larry Morton, current NAMM Chairman and President of Hal Leonard Corporation; Jon Hammond, renowned Hammond organ player and founder of the Jon Hammond Band; Ambre Hammond (no-relation to Jon) leading Australian piano musician and Guinness record holder for receiving Associate and Licentiate Diplomas of music at the age of 11; and Lloyd Spiegel, one of Australia’s leading blues guitarists.

Bosch Communications Systems, a regular at AMAC, exhibited the latest products from our Electro-Voice and Dynacord brands, including EV’s ZLX, ELX and ETX Powered Loudspeaker families, and Dynacord’s TS Vertical Array Cabinets, the tiny but feature-packed PM 502 Powered Mixer, and the versatile AXM 12A Coaxial Powered Monitor with onboard DSP.

For the first time in EV’s history, the brand had three “best-in-class” loudspeaker families on display covering entry-level through to pro-audio markets. ZLX loudspeakers are the number one selling powered speakers in the American market and have won Best of Show at NAMM 2013. The 2000-W ETX Powered Loudspeakers have been labelled as the most advanced product in its price range and have won Best of Show at NAMM 2014. Sitting in between is the ever-popular ELX range which represents a high-quality sound system at a mid-range price.

The ETX Powered Loudspeaker display drew a lot of attention during the show, including that of Jon Hammond, one of the finest B3 players in the world. Jon reminisced about his first experience with EV speakers back in 1964, when he installed EV SRO speakers in a Fender Bandmaster cabinet.

“I have a particular fondness for EV speakers. My very first pro amplifier was a 1964 blonde Fender Bandmaster in which I installed the white EV SRO Speakers. Yes, I lugged that 2 x 12 speaker box around everywhere and it was impossible to blow it up – my whole band would plug in to it, we thought in those days because the amp was called the Bandmaster that the whole band should plug in to it, bass and all – no problem, it was loud and clear!”

After swapping a few stories Jon was curious to see how his Hammond Sk1 would sound with the ETX loudspeakers. Following a quick connection via a Dynacord PowerMate 600, Jon belted a few tunes just before the close of day one of the exhibition. He promised to come back the following day with a jazz guitarist who turned out to be Chris Connolly, a well known figure in the audio and music products industry. While setting up for the jam session Simon Ert, a jazz percussionist representing Gretsch drums on the neighbouring stand, volunteered to complete the trio. What followed was half an hour of cool jazz tunes and sweet sound.

Group photo, from left to right: Simon Ert on Gretsch Drums, Chris Connolly on Grover Jackson Guitar and the legendary “Buchanan Hammer” EV 664 Dynamic Cardioid Microphone, and Jon Hammond on Hammond Sk1, mixed using Dynacord PowerMate 600 and played through ETX Powered Loudspeakers.

Check out an excerpt of the performance on YouTube:

http://youtu.be/SPHi-VBY6zI

“I love coming to the AMAC shows, in just a few years I have forged some lasting friendships and am fortunate enough to meet some really outstanding musicians,” said Jon. “The timing was perfect to have a session like that what we did – thank you so much for accommodating us with the superb EV powered speakers. I heard from friends who were all the way across the hall that they could hear us clear as a bell. It was so much fun, that’s the kind of thing I live for and only happens in a special place and people such as the EV stand at AMAC!”

Electro-Voice speakers were also present on the Casio Sound Technology stand. Two ZLX 12” powered speakers and a ZXA1 sub gave the Casio guys all they needed to show off their DJ and keyboard skills a few times each day. Needless to say, they were very happy with the sound as well.

Bosch Communications would like to thank AMAC, Jon Hammond, Chris Connolly, Simon Ert, and all the visitors and exhibitors for making AMAC 2014 an experience to remember!
AMAC Convention Back In Gold Coast for 2014

Youtube http://youtu.be/JwXcYGLt_kY

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/108224164

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x27fqkm_blues-and-jazz-session-at-ev-stand-at-amac_music

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

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1176878

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/ReturnOfTheStudentJonHammondVisitWithTonyGermainHD1080p

Jon Hammond visit with his piano teacher Tony Germain:
“So good to see my piano teacher main man Tony Germain 40 years later from the first day we met on Scheduling Day 1973, looking good Tony! Greatest piano and Hammond organ teacher folks!

Tony taught so many players well and created the organ department (long story!) Chairing the PIano Department, (he has a nice chair in his office and superb Steinway Grand Piano) – if you are lucky enough to be a student at Berklee and get to study with Tony Germain, then you are living under the lucky star – Tony is the Man!! Thanks for everything you showed me Tony, straightened me out big time” – Jon Hammond
*Return of the Student –

Here I am with my Piano Teacher main man Tony Germain 40 years to the day later from the first time we sat down together folks – interview coming soon, many thanks Tony! Jon Hammond
http://www.berklee.edu/people/tony-germain
Position: Assistant Chair
Department: Piano

Tony’s Steinway Grand Piano

“I think I might have been one of Berklee’s first graduates with what today is called the performance major in piano. So as assistant chair, I have a vested interest in making sure we’re still preparing piano, keyboard, and organ students, without being in any way style prejudiced. I also took the position to have a little bit more involvement with the curriculum—to see what I could personally add or help create.”

“When I went to Berklee, Ted Pease, Phil Wilson, and Mike Rendish were my role models and my teachers. They set the standard for what I’d become and how I would teach. They were all very good to me, and I could see how much they loved it. Here at Berklee, I’m giving back to something that has given me everything. I often describe Berklee as a musical Fantasy Island. I just don’t know where else I’d be happy.”

“Prior to becoming assistant chair of the Piano Department, I taught pretty much everything across the board for 33 years: harmony, ear training, arranging, ensembles. I created the Harmonic Ear Training course and taught it from about 1978 until I became assistant chair. I’m equally in love with private and classroom teaching, and have done it all my adult life. I probably get more out of it than my students do. But hopefully I inspire students to further their interests in whichever style of performance they desire—it’s my job to prepare them for the long haul. I still teach Survey of Piano Styles: History of Jazz Piano. I didn’t want to give it up. And I didn’t want to not teach entirely, because you lose touch if you’re out of the classroom.”

Career Highlights
B.M., Berklee College of Music
Performances with Judy Garland, Herb Pomeroy, Joe Hunt, and Dick Johnson
Musical director, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well, Charles Playhouse
Pianist and keyboardist with jazz and commercial groups
Recordings include Forces with Jerry Tachoir; Risa’s Waltz with Danny Harrington; Until Further Notice with Steve Rochinski; Sasha Sings Dinah, A Tribute to the Queen, Dinah Washington with Sasha Daltonn; Happy Talk with Christine Fawson; At Last with Kimberly Keating; Read Between the Lines with Jan Shapiro; Live at the Firehouse with Danny Harrington; The Berklee Great American Songbook series; and for Acuff-Rose, Nashville
Published articles in Keyboard and Berklee Today magazines
Professional performing and recording artist
Television and radio experience, including Community Auditions/ Dave Maynard Talent Showcase, WBZ, Channel 4, Boston; Jack Harris Show, Detroit; Nick Clooney Show, Cincinnati; Music America, WGBH Radio, Boston; and Grand Ole Opry, Nashville
Performer and clinician, Berklee on the Road programs in Umbria, Puerto Rico, and Los Angeles
Leadership
Stephany Tiernan
Chair
Tony Germain
Assistant Chair — at Berklee College of Music
http://www.HammondCast.com/
— at Berklee College of Music

Youtube http://youtu.be/TppXGPzVaK8

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

Eimsbüttel – Hamburg — Auster Blues and Jazz in Auster Bar, special evening Jon Hammond Band with NDR Horns swinging the house with spirited solos all around: Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ and Heinz Lichius the drummer – special thanks to 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 http://www.HammondCast.com

Youtube http://youtu.be/q4_lNnwzxrU

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105232953

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167435

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=893232684038863

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x258ktf_auster-blues-and-jazz-jh-band-with-ndr-horns_music

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

Jon Hammond Band L to R: Joe Berger, Michael Leuschner, Heinz Lichius, Lutz Büchner, Jon Hammond, Fiete Felsch

Youtube http://youtu.be/5pvfVZhXaoc

Auster Jazz Head Phone NDR Horns Funky Heinz – 3 + 3

Jon Hammond Band Live in Auster Bar Hamburg with funky Heinz Lichius drums, NDR Horns: Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor sax, Fiete Felsch alto sax, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass – http://www.HammondCast.com/ Note: Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars – Jon Hammond – Hammond organ made by Suzuki Musical Instruments – special thanks to our friend and excellent drummer Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera! & Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105020455

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167042

Blues, Jazz, Electro-Voice, Powered Speakers, Bosch Communications, Guy Low PR, AMAC, Australia, Gold Coast, Hammond Organ, Suzuki Musical Instruments, Jon Hammond

Late Rent In Peter & Siggi’s Haus Party

October 6, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Late Rent In Peter & Siggi’s Haus Party

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

Jon Hammond Band trio formation at Peter & Siggi’s Haus Party in North Germany with our good friends – 2nd time on the band, upcoming drummer Nicolai Ditsch, Joe Berger guitar playing his new Futhark Guitar, Jon Hammond on the organ –

special thanks Rotthoff Music, all our special friends for this beautiful night! Big congratulations to Nicolai for his recent endorsement with Zildjian Cymbals! http://www.HammondCast.com

Youtube http://youtu.be/OFo9UEuIyxY

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/108064618

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1176520

Jon Hammond Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152333043342102&set=vb.558692101&type=3

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x27by37_late-rent-in-peter-siggi-s-haus-party_music

Oakland CA — Leon Russell on the gig at Yoshi’s with his custom piano rig – Jon Hammond

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_Russell
Leon Russell (born Claude Russell Bridges April 2, 1942) is an American musician and songwriter, who has recorded as a session musician, sideman, and maintained a solo career in music.
Claude Russell Bridges
Also known as Hank Wilson
Born April 2, 1942 (age 72)
Lawton, Oklahoma, United States
Genres Country, rock, folk, rhythm and blues, folk rock, blues rock
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, piano, organ, guitar, bass guitar, mandolin
Born in Lawton, Oklahoma,[2] United States, he began playing piano at the age of four. Russell attended Will Rogers High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At this time he was already performing at Tulsa nightclubs.[3] After moving to Los Angeles, he became a session musician, working as a pianist on the recordings of many notable musical artists from the 1960s. By the late 1960s, Russell diversified, becoming successful as an arranger[4] and songwriter. As a musician, he worked his way up from gigs as a sideman to well known performers. By 1970 he had graduated to solo recording artist, although he never ended his previous roles within the music industry.
Russell was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Monday, March 14, 2011.
Russell began his musical career at the age of 14 in the nightclubs of Tulsa, Oklahoma. He and his group The Starlighters, which included J.J. Cale, Leo Feathers, Chuck Blackwell and Johnny Williams,[6] were instrumental in creating the style of music known as the Tulsa Sound. After settling in Los Angeles, he studied guitar with James Burton. Known mostly as a session musician early in his career, as a solo artist he has crossed genres to include rock and roll, blues, and gospel music, playing with artists as varied as Jan & Dean, Gary Lewis, George Harrison, Gram Parsons, Delaney Bramlett, Ringo Starr, Doris Day, Elton John, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, The Byrds, The Beach Boys, The Ventures, Willie Nelson, Badfinger, Tijuana Brass, Frank Sinatra, The Band, Bob Dylan, J.J. Cale, B.B. King,[7] Dave Mason, Glen Campbell, Joe Cocker and The Rolling Stones.[8]

As a first call studio musician in Los Angeles, Russell played on many of the most popular songs of the 1960s, including some by The Byrds, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Bobby “Boris” Pickett, and Herb Alpert. He can be seen in 1964’s T.A.M.I. Show, playing piano with “The Wrecking Crew” (an informal name for the top L.A. session musicians of the 1960s), sporting short, dark, slicked-back hair, in contrast to his later look.[8] Soon after, he was hired as Snuff Garrett’s assistant/creative developer, playing on numerous #1 singles, including “This Diamond Ring” by Gary Lewis and the Playboys.[4] He wrote or co-wrote two hit songs for Gary Lewis and Playboys: “Everybody Loves a Clown” (which hit the Billboard Top 40 on October 9, 1965, remaining on the chart for eight weeks and rising to number 4) and “She’s Just My Style” (which hit Billboard′s Top 40 on December 18, 1965, and rose to number 3).[9] He played xylophone and bells on the 1966 single “The Joker Went Wild”, sung by Brian Hyland and penned by Bobby Russell (no relation to Leon). He also worked sessions with Dorsey Burnette and Glen Campbell on Campbell’s 1967 album Gentle on My Mind, where he was credited as “Russell Bridges” on piano,[citation needed] and arranged and conducted the 1966 easy listening album Rhapsodies for Young Lovers by the Midnight String Quartet.

Jon Hammond: The Lyrics to Leon’s song “Magic Mirror” from his 1972 release “Carney” on his built-in computer in his custom piano rig onstage – Jon Hammond

*note, the original recording personnel: Leon Russell – vocals, guitar, bass, piano
Don Preston – guitar, vocals
Joey Cooper – guitar
Carl Radle – bass
Chuck Blackwell – drums
Jim Keltner – drums
John Gallie – organ

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/BlueAngels2012FleetWeekAirShowAtSfoWithMusicFromJonHammondBand

America’s pride The Blue Angels here at SFO to perform fearlessly in honor of Fleet Week 2012

with support from United Airlines Team at United Family Day

very special annual event, special thanks to all these fine folks it takes to make it happen.

From the Firefighters, to the Mechanics, Air Controllers, Crew, Food Preparations even the Imperial Storm Troopers from Star Wars were on hand for this very special family day

– with music here from The Jon Hammond Band with special guest Lee Oskar harmonica, recent performance in Frankfurt Germany at the famous Jazzkeller “Tribute to 9/11 – Get Back In The Groove”

Tony Lakatos tenor sax, Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at Sk1 organ, enjoy folks! Sincerely, Jon Hammond http://www.HammondCast.com

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/50997986

Youtube http://youtu.be/2C3KtLtMVm8

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

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xu6j5t_blue-angels-2012-fleet-week-air-show-at-sfo-with-music-from-jon-hammond-band_music

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

Full High Definition Version:
Awesome Funky Jazz Tribute to Cannonball NDR Horns feature on Jon Hammond Band Auster Bar Jazz Series concert Hamburg Eimsbüttel.

Welcome Knut Benzner – NDR Redaktion!

NDR Horns on Jon Hammond Band: L to R Michael Leuschner t., Lutz Büchner t.s., Fiete Felsch a.s.

Late Rent, Theme Song, Jon Hammond, ASCAP Composer, Hammond Organ, Funky Jazz, North Germany, Nicolai Ditsch drums, Joe Berger, Futhark guitars

Jon Hammond visit with his piano teacher Tony Germain

October 4, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond visit with his piano teacher Tony Germain

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/ReturnOfTheStudentJonHammondVisitWithTonyGermainHD1080p

Jon Hammond visit with his piano teacher Tony Germain:
“So good to see my piano teacher main man Tony Germain 40 years later from the first day we met on Scheduling Day 1973, looking good Tony! Greatest piano and Hammond organ teacher folks!

Tony taught so many players well and created the organ department (long story!) Chairing the PIano Department, (he has a nice chair in his office and superb Steinway Grand Piano) – if you are lucky enough to be a student at Berklee and get to study with Tony Germain, then you are living under the lucky star – Tony is the Man!! Thanks for everything you showed me Tony, straightened me out big time” – Jon Hammond
*Return of the Student –

Here I am with my Piano Teacher main man Tony Germain 40 years to the day later from the first time we sat down together folks – interview coming soon, many thanks Tony! Jon Hammond
http://www.berklee.edu/people/tony-germain
Position: Assistant Chair
Department: Piano

Tony’s Steinway Grand Piano

“I think I might have been one of Berklee’s first graduates with what today is called the performance major in piano. So as assistant chair, I have a vested interest in making sure we’re still preparing piano, keyboard, and organ students, without being in any way style prejudiced. I also took the position to have a little bit more involvement with the curriculum—to see what I could personally add or help create.”

“When I went to Berklee, Ted Pease, Phil Wilson, and Mike Rendish were my role models and my teachers. They set the standard for what I’d become and how I would teach. They were all very good to me, and I could see how much they loved it. Here at Berklee, I’m giving back to something that has given me everything. I often describe Berklee as a musical Fantasy Island. I just don’t know where else I’d be happy.”

“Prior to becoming assistant chair of the Piano Department, I taught pretty much everything across the board for 33 years: harmony, ear training, arranging, ensembles. I created the Harmonic Ear Training course and taught it from about 1978 until I became assistant chair. I’m equally in love with private and classroom teaching, and have done it all my adult life. I probably get more out of it than my students do. But hopefully I inspire students to further their interests in whichever style of performance they desire—it’s my job to prepare them for the long haul. I still teach Survey of Piano Styles: History of Jazz Piano. I didn’t want to give it up. And I didn’t want to not teach entirely, because you lose touch if you’re out of the classroom.”

Career Highlights
B.M., Berklee College of Music
Performances with Judy Garland, Herb Pomeroy, Joe Hunt, and Dick Johnson
Musical director, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well, Charles Playhouse
Pianist and keyboardist with jazz and commercial groups
Recordings include Forces with Jerry Tachoir; Risa’s Waltz with Danny Harrington; Until Further Notice with Steve Rochinski; Sasha Sings Dinah, A Tribute to the Queen, Dinah Washington with Sasha Daltonn; Happy Talk with Christine Fawson; At Last with Kimberly Keating; Read Between the Lines with Jan Shapiro; Live at the Firehouse with Danny Harrington; The Berklee Great American Songbook series; and for Acuff-Rose, Nashville
Published articles in Keyboard and Berklee Today magazines
Professional performing and recording artist
Television and radio experience, including Community Auditions/ Dave Maynard Talent Showcase, WBZ, Channel 4, Boston; Jack Harris Show, Detroit; Nick Clooney Show, Cincinnati; Music America, WGBH Radio, Boston; and Grand Ole Opry, Nashville
Performer and clinician, Berklee on the Road programs in Umbria, Puerto Rico, and Los Angeles
Leadership
Stephany Tiernan
Chair
Tony Germain
Assistant Chair — at Berklee College of Music
http://www.HammondCast.com/
— at Berklee College of Music

Youtube http://youtu.be/TppXGPzVaK8

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

Eimsbüttel – Hamburg — Auster Blues and Jazz in Auster Bar, special evening Jon Hammond Band with NDR Horns swinging the house with spirited solos all around: Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ and Heinz Lichius the drummer – special thanks to 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 http://www.HammondCast.com

Youtube http://youtu.be/q4_lNnwzxrU

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105232953

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167435

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=893232684038863

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x258ktf_auster-blues-and-jazz-jh-band-with-ndr-horns_music

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

Jon Hammond Band L to R: Joe Berger, Michael Leuschner, Heinz Lichius, Lutz Büchner, Jon Hammond, Fiete Felsch

Youtube http://youtu.be/5pvfVZhXaoc

Auster Jazz Head Phone NDR Horns Funky Heinz – 3 + 3

Jon Hammond Band Live in Auster Bar Hamburg with funky Heinz Lichius drums, NDR Horns: Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor sax, Fiete Felsch alto sax, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass – http://www.HammondCast.com/ Note: Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars – Jon Hammond – Hammond organ made by Suzuki Musical Instruments – special thanks to our friend and excellent drummer Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera! & Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105020455

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167042

Berklee College of Music, Tony Germain, Piano Department Chair, Steinway Grand, Hammond Organ, Jon Hammond, Boylston Street, Jazz, Blues, Bach, Local 802, Musicians Union

Jon Hammond Blues Band Plays Pocket Funk in front of San Francisco City Hall

October 2, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond Blues Band Plays Pocket Funk in front of San Francisco City Hall

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

Very special concert, Jon Hammond Band performs “Pocket Funk” right in front of San Francisco City Hall – Jon’s original funk tune spotlights James Preston drums long-time drummer of Sons of Champlin band (RIP June 21, 1950 – July 26, 2014),

in the horn section: Steve Campos trumpet / flugelhorn, Harvey Wainapel tenor sax, Barry Finnerty guitar and Jon Hammond at his 1965 Hammond B3 organ

- Special thanks: thanks Mayor Willie Brown & Lexi Peyer SF City Hall

- *Note: Jon’s organ bench fell out of the truck on Polk St. (was recovered) One of Jon’s famous sayings: “It’s easier to find an Organ with no Bench than a Bench without an Organ” !
http://www.jonhammondband.com/ 2,114

Jon Hammond at the B3 right in front of the famous San Francisco City Hall!

Youtube http://youtu.be/V98fwDJSHWw — with Jon Hammond and James Preston at San Francisco City Hall

Facebook Jon Hammond Band https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=909342609094537

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xt6c8f_san-francisco-city-hall-concert-pocket-funk-by-jon-hammond-band_music

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1175041

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

Jon Hammond Flashback: Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men in Le Bar Bat Club more than 20 years ago with Alex Foster tenor saxophone from the NBC’s Saturday Night Live Band, Leslie J. Carter percussion, Barry Finnerty guitar, James Preston drums deceased June 21, 1950 – July 26, 2014,

Jon Hammond organ – camera by Joe Berger http://www.HammondCast.com/

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1173968

Youtube http://youtu.be/QwB-mqYKDiE

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/83193904

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152314798547102

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammond-InWorkshopAtCarlingfordMusicCentre

The staff of Carlingford Music Centre are very excited to be hosting Sydney’s first ever Hammond Organ Workshop featuring Jon Hammond (USA) with Andrew Dickeson drums – special thanks Rupert Hyde

Carlingford Music Centre

320 Pennant Hills Road Carlingford NSW 2118
Who is Jon Hammond?

Jon began his musical career at age 12 in the San Francisco Bay Area playing organ and accordion in bands and solo engagements, first recording studio dates 1968 when he met Robert Moog who personally delivered the Moog III to San Francisco Radical Laboratories where Jon was working at the time and jamming daily with members of Quicksilver Messenger Service, he next joined original rock band Hades with which he played until moving East to attend Berklee.

Playing 7 nights a week in Boston’s notorious Combat Zone next lead to touring with successful show band Easy Living and then became house organist at the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club Cape Cod MA where he played private parties for Tip O’Neill Speaker of The House. Returning to SF for a reunion concert in 1980 with Eddie Money and members of Tower of Power, next Jon moved to Europe where he lived and played for a number of years, still playing annually where he has an enthusiastic following. Jon began hosting his own TV show “The Jon Hammond Show” in 1984 and is now in 30th year on cable TV in Manhattan and heard daily on KYOU Radio HammondCast Show with regular appearances at international trade shows.

Check out his large collection of YouTube videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/JonHammondBand
Hammond Organs at Carlingford Music Centre — with Andrew Dickeson

Youtube http://youtu.be/0GEvXPEq-Is

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1159094

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/102753862

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x22xr26_jon-hammond-in-workshop-at-carlingford-music-centre_music

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

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, 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 — at Auster Bar.

Youtube http://youtu.be/MxpIJesOJXQ

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167713

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x259iax_pocket-funk-with-ndr-horns-auster-jazz-filmed-in-high-definition_music

Jon Hammond Organ Group Faceboook https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=653311224764034

As Seen On The Jon Hammond Show MNN TV – 30th Year





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

Eimsbüttel – Hamburg — Auster Blues and Jazz in Auster Bar, special evening Jon Hammond Band with NDR Horns swinging the house with spirited solos all around: Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ and Heinz Lichius the drummer – special thanks to 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 http://www.HammondCast.com

Youtube http://youtu.be/q4_lNnwzxrU

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105232953

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167435

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=893232684038863

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x258ktf_auster-blues-and-jazz-jh-band-with-ndr-horns_music

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

Jon Hammond Band L to R: Joe Berger, Michael Leuschner, Heinz Lichius, Lutz Büchner, Jon Hammond, Fiete Felsch

Youtube http://youtu.be/5pvfVZhXaoc

Auster Jazz Head Phone NDR Horns Funky Heinz – 3 + 3

Jon Hammond Band Live in Auster Bar Hamburg with funky Heinz Lichius drums, NDR Horns: Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor sax, Fiete Felsch alto sax, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass – http://www.HammondCast.com/ Note: Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars – Jon Hammond – Hammond organ made by Suzuki Musical Instruments – special thanks to our friend and excellent drummer Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera! & Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105020455

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167042

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x253oxm_auster-jazz-head-phone-ndr-horns-funky-heinz_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=892204304141701

San Francisco City Hall, Mayor Willie Brown, Pocket Funk, Jon Hammond, Lexi Peyer, James Preston, B3 organ, Funky Jazz, ASCAP Composer, Musicians Union, Local 6


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