James Preston RIP Funky Bay Area Drummer Pocket Funk Shoreline Amphitheatre

July 30, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: James Preston RIP Funky Bay Area Drummer Pocket Funk Shoreline Amphitheatre

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

Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men laying down some serious Pocket Funk at the 12th annual New Orleans by The Bay Food and Music Festival for Bill Graham Presents. Original Jon Hammond composition from Jon’s album “Late Rent” with James Preston drums from Sons of Champlin band, Larry Schneider tenor saxophone, Barry Finnerty guitar and Jon Hammond at his 1965 Hammond B3 organ
Special thanks Mick Brigden and the BGP Team
http://www.jonhammondband.com

I like how Jimmy wore his Tie-dye Peace Symbol shirt in to AFN Radio when we did the live broadcast on the powerful military station world-wide in March of 1994 – you will be / are greatly missed James Preston! Funky drummer, the hits are still going on – still reeling from the sad news he has passed a couple of days ago folks – Jon Hammond *Actual Broadcast on AFN from Frankfurt Headquarters:
LINK: http://youtu.be/S1DXhw1z_rc

“This remarkable film documents 3/17 1994 AFN POWERLITE Show live broadcast of JON HAMMOND Band playing and talking on-air with host MARGIE GLAD “The Voice of AFN Europe” 871AM MW at that time. First-ever public performance of original composition “Nu Funk” (“Hip Hop Chitlins”). The broadcast was heard world-wide and recorded and later released on Jon Hammond’s album “Late Rent”. James Preston of band Sons of Champlin drums, Barry Finnerty gtr., Jon Hammond XB-2 organ/bass Joe Berger audio.”…

San Francisco California — Jon Hammond Band Lunchtime Gig in front of San Francisco City Hall – shown James Preston drums Jon Hammond at 1965 B3 Hammond organ

Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V98fwDJSHWw
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Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/HeadPhoneOZZtoshStandSummerNAMM

OZZtosh Guitars Stand at Summer NAMM Nashville Tennessee – Jon Hammond and Joe Berger jamming for friends on the tune “Head Phone” from Jon Hammond Band Repertoire through 2 classic amps, Jon’s organ through an Ampeg B-15 bass amp and Joe is playing the OZZtosh through a classic Fender – fine people making fine instruments with space age aluminum construction! http://www.ozztosh.com/ – thanks very much Barbara & Brian Ostosh & Nickolas Butterfield – The NAMM Show — at Nashville Music City Center

STOLEN: #REPOST #SHARE #HELPFIND

07.20.2014 in the early hours between 12am-8am. 2 ALUMINUM BASS Guitars stolen from a car in the parking-lot at the Club Hotel Inn & Suites 2435 Atrium Way Nashville, TN 37214 at the end of the NAMM Convention.

ALERT as many people with the use of SOCIAL MEDIA. KINDLY HELP US RECOVER our hard work! #SHARE #REPOST

Sincerely,
Brian Ostosh & Barbara Rospond

#sharethis #summernamm #2014namm #stolengear #stolenbass #helpfind #crime

Party Barge has left – James Preston R.I.P. drums with Jon Hammond and Terry Haggerty

LINK: http://youtu.be/inzkjTzdecs

Thanks for all the great hits JP!! – “Nobody could do the tighten up like James Preston”: Jon Hammond

Remembering James Preston here: Fun in the Sun and Water on the Lake with Jon Hammond at the XB-2 organ, James Preston drums and Terry Haggerty original guitarist of Sons of Champlin band (Marin County CA) playing Jon’s tune “Turkey Dog Saute” powered by a generator cruising on a nice day, enjoy! — with Jon Hammond, James Preston and Terry Haggerty at Lake Berryessa

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

Jon Hammond Organ Group performs original theme song “Late Rent” at Summer NAMM Show Nashville Tennessee on the Acoustic Nation Stage. Musicians: Roland Barber – trombone, Evan Cobb – tenor sax, Joe Berger – guitar, Louis Flip Winfield – drums, Jon Hammond – organ
http://www.jonhammondband.com/
special thanks to Nickolas Butterfield camera, JC Clifford & Michael Turner Mothertone crew for Louis and the fine Sleishman Drum Co drums you hear here – JH

Youtube http://youtu.be/4jTXzicbPiY

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1155766

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2259tv_late-rent-theme-song-acoustic-nation-stage_music

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/101913407

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

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

NAMM Acoustic Nation Stage Jon Hammond Organ Group

Youtube http://youtu.be/CZMB2uTYyaM

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

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

Jon Hammond Band Facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=869085386453593

James Preston, RIP, Funky Drummer, Pocket Funk, Nashville, Hammond Organ, Jon Hammond, Late Rent, ASCAP Composer, NAMM Show, Musicians Union, Local 802

Head Phone OZZtosh Stand Summer NAMM Show Nashville Tennessee

July 29, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Head Phone OZZtosh Stand Summer NAMM Show

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

OZZtosh Guitars Stand at Summer NAMM Nashville Tennessee – Jon Hammond and Joe Berger jamming for friends on the tune “Head Phone” from Jon Hammond Band Repertoire through 2 classic amps, Jon’s organ through an Ampeg B-15 bass amp and Joe is playing the OZZtosh through a classic Fender – fine people making fine instruments with space age aluminum construction! http://www.ozztosh.com/ – thanks very much Barbara & Brian Ostosh & Nickolas Butterfield – The NAMM Show — at Nashville Music City Center

STOLEN: #REPOST #SHARE #HELPFIND

07.20.2014 in the early hours between 12am-8am. 2 ALUMINUM BASS Guitars stolen from a car in the parking-lot at the Club Hotel Inn & Suites 2435 Atrium Way Nashville, TN 37214 at the end of the NAMM Convention.

ALERT as many people with the use of SOCIAL MEDIA. KINDLY HELP US RECOVER our hard work! #SHARE #REPOST

Sincerely,
Brian Ostosh & Barbara Rospond

#sharethis #summernamm #2014namm #stolengear #stolenbass #helpfind #crime

Party Barge has left – James Preston R.I.P. drums with Jon Hammond and Terry Haggerty

LINK: http://youtu.be/inzkjTzdecs

Thanks for all the great hits JP!!
Remembering James Preston here: Fun in the Sun and Water on the Lake with Jon Hammond at the XB-2 organ, James Preston drums and Terry Haggerty original guitarist of Sons of Champlin band (Marin County CA) playing Jon’s tune “Turkey Dog Saute” powered by a generator cruising on a nice day, enjoy! — with Jon Hammond, James Preston and Terry Haggerty at Lake Berryessa

I like how Jimmy wore his Tie-dye Peace Symbol shirt in to AFN Radio when we did the live broadcast on the powerful military station world-wide in March of 1994 – you will be / are greatly missed James Preston! Funky drummer, the hits are still going on – still reeling from the sad news he has passed a couple of days ago folks – Jon Hammond *Actual Broadcast on AFN from Frankfurt Headquarters:
LINK: http://youtu.be/S1DXhw1z_rc

“This remarkable film documents 3/17 1994 AFN POWERLITE Show live broadcast of JON HAMMOND Band playing and talking on-air with host MARGIE GLAD “The Voice of AFN Europe” 871AM MW at that time. First-ever public performance of original composition “Nu Funk” (“Hip Hop Chitlins”). The broadcast was heard world-wide and recorded and later released on Jon Hammond’s album “Late Rent”. James Preston of band Sons of Champlin drums, Barry Finnerty gtr., Jon Hammond XB-2 organ/bass Joe Berger audio.”… — with James Preston in Frankfurt, Germany

Grieving the death of James Preston today – I started playing music with James when I was 15 years old in 1968. I did some of my most important hits
in my life with Jim over the years, including a live world-wide broadcast on AFN the military power radio network from
Frankfurt headquarters http://youtu.be/S1DXhw1z_rc – The Fillmore, opening up for The Sons on June 4th of 1999 http://youtu.be/NdR8LvyBX2w
Shoreline Amphitheatre http://youtu.be/zjzDLUmUpsUhttp://youtu.be/570UApnn_cQ
San Francisco City Hall http://youtu.be/SaVA_gA5IXo
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jon_Hammond_at_1965_Hammond_B3_Organ_in_concert_San_Francisco_City_Hall.jpg

Jimmy had a natural feel and high level of god-given talent, one of the funkiest drummers ever came out of the Bay Area and fierce in his
convictions, I will greatly miss him! – sincerely, Jon Hammond
Rest in Peace Jimmy!! Sending my deepest and sincerest condolences to the Preston Family and all the Sons of Champlin musicians – friends and musicians who’ve played with Jim over the years. – JH / Jon Hammond Band / Jon Hammond Organ Group — with James Preston and Jon Hammond at San Francisco City Hall.

OZZtosh, Electric guitars, Stolen report, James Preston, R.I.P., NAMM Show, AFN Radio, Jon Hammond, Drums, Organ, Funky drums, Tighten up, ASCAP Composer

Late Rent Theme Song Acoustic Nation Stage Nashville Music City Center

July 28, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Late Rent Theme Song Acoustic Nation Stage Nashville Music City Center

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

Jon Hammond Organ Group performs original theme song “Late Rent” at Summer NAMM Show Nashville Tennessee on the Acoustic Nation Stage. Musicians: Roland Barber – trombone, Evan Cobb – tenor sax, Joe Berger – guitar, Louis Flip Winfield – drums, Jon Hammond – organ
http://www.jonhammondband.com/
special thanks to Nickolas Butterfield camera, JC Clifford & Michael Turner Mothertone crew for Louis and the fine Sleishman Drum Co drums you hear here – JH

Youtube http://youtu.be/4jTXzicbPiY

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1155766

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2259tv_late-rent-theme-song-acoustic-nation-stage_music

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/101913407

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

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

NAMM Acoustic Nation Stage Jon Hammond Organ Group

Youtube http://youtu.be/CZMB2uTYyaM

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

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

Jon Hammond Band Facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=869085386453593

Late Rent, Nashville, Funky Jazz, Hammond Organ, Sk1, ASCAP Composer, Jon Hammond, Organ group, Roland Barber, trombone, Evan Cobb, Tenor, Louis Winfield, Mothertone, Joe Berger

Lydia’s Tune In Nashville Summer NAMM Acoustic Nation

July 25, 2014

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

https://archive.org/details/LydiasTuneInNashvilleSummerNAMMAcousticNation

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=870484082980390

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

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

Youtube http://youtu.be/Jv_WRNFJWPs

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

— with Chas Sandford and Charlie Morgan at Ben Folds Studio

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jazz Session Trumpets Saxophones Organ – Jon Hammond The NAMM Show

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

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

AFM Local 257 at Summer NAMM Show Nashville – Jon Hammond

Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM

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

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

NAMM Acoustic Nation Stage Jon Hammond Organ Group

Youtube http://youtu.be/CZMB2uTYyaM

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

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

Lydia, Summer NAMM, Jazz group, Bossa Nova, Hammond Organ, Sk1, Acoustic Nation, Nashville Tennessee, ASCAP Composer, Trombone, Roland Barber, Evan Cobb, Tenor Sax, Louis Winfield, Drums, Joe Berger guitar

Jon Hammond Photos And Organ Group At Summer NAMM Nashville

July 23, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond Photos And Organ Group At Summer NAMM Nashville

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

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

NAMM Acoustic Nation Stage Jon Hammond Organ Group

Youtube http://youtu.be/CZMB2uTYyaM

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

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

Jon Hammond Band Facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=869085386453593


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Summer NAMM Nashville Jon Hammond Organ Group Music City Center

July 10, 2014

Nashville Tennessee — Summer NAMM Nashville Jon Hammond Organ Group Music City Center http://www.namm.org/summer/2014/concerts-performances/jon-hammond-organ-group 


Jon Hammond Organ Group

Performance Info

Location: 
Music City Center
Acoustic Nation Lobby Stage
Time: 
Friday, July 18, 2014 – 3:15pm to 3:45pm

Artist Info

Jon Hammond: Organ / bass Leader
Joe  Berger: guitar
Roland Barber: trombone
Genre: 
Jazz
Artist Bio: 
JON HAMMOND Instruments: Organ, Accordion, Piano, Guitar Attended: Berklee College of Music 1974, City College San Francisco Languages: English, German Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Hammond Organ. Musician: Jon Hammond is one of the premier B3 PLAYERS in the world. Jon has played professionally since age 12. Beginning as a solo accordionist, he later played Hammond B3 organ in a number of important San Francisco bands. His all original group HADES opened shows for Tower of Power, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Michael Bloomfield. Eddie Money and Barry Finnerty became musical associates. Moving East he attended Berklee College of Music and played venues as diverse as Boston’s “Combat Zone” in the striptease clubs during the ’70’s and the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod, where he was house organist with the late great trumpet player Lou Colombo and developed a lasting friendship with House Speaker Tip O’Neill. He also toured the Northeast and Canada with the successful show revue “Easy Living”, and continued his appearances at nightclubs in Boston and New York. Subsequently Hammond lived and traveled in Europe, where he has an enthusiastic following. TV/Video Producer: In 1981 Jon formed BackBeat Productions. Assisted by Lori Friedman (Video by LORI), the innovative TV show “The Jon Hammond Show” became a Manhattan Cable TV favorite. Jon’s “Live on the street” video style included news events, as well as live music/video clips of Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge and many others. The weekly show is now in it’s 30th year and has influenced the broadcasts of David Letterman and others. Billboard Magazine hailed Jon’s show as “The Alternative to MTV”. LINK http://youtu.be/7TApELTO1XI Head Phone – Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie of Jon’s Band Featuring Bernard Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Alex Budman, Joe Berger2, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Stephen Fortner, Scott May, Joe Berger rips it up! Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Hilton Anaheim Lobby Special Program on 80th Anniversary of Hammond Organ USA – Front of House / FOH Mix by Brian English – Denny Mack Audio – announcement – Stephen Fortner – Editor Keyboard Magazine Jon Hammond Organ Group *Note: “Head Phone” composed by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND Intl. ASCAP recorded with Bernard Purdie originally on Jon’s album Late Rent in year of 1989 – Big Special Thanks to Jay Dittamo for standin’ in the cuff for Bernard, thanks Jay! special thanks to Scott May and Gregg Gregory Gronowski – Hammond Suzuki Musical Instruments Team
*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Warwick Booth Sessions Summer NAMM Nashville Jon Hammond Jon’s archivehttp://archive.org/details/JonHammondWarwickBoothSessionsSummerNAMMNashvilleJonHammond  This video is about Warwick Booth Sessions Summer NAMM Nashville Jon Hammond and Joe Berger “The Warwick Booth Sessions” WARWICK GMBH & CO. MUSIC EQUIPMENT KG Booth #1144 with Joe Berger (playing the Jerry Garcia Special model from EKO Guitars) and Jon Hammond (Sk1 combo Hammond Organ) at Nashville Summer NAMM Show smack dab in the middle of the NAMM Exhibits Floor – The Sound Police Love Us – because we rock out at low trade show sound levels and don’t disturb the other nearby booths – that’s the Community Spirit we always adhere to as old NAMM’ers don’t ya’ know – special thanks to Hans-Peter Wilfer, & Bob and the crew at Warwick & Framus – and John the Floor Manager in charge of Sound Control – JH — with Joe Berger at Nashville Music City Center – http://www.HammondCast.com/ Youtube http://youtu.be/pyPG240nlh8 Nashville, Music City Center, Acoustic Nation Stage, Jon Hammond Organ Group, Sk1, Funky Jazz, Blues, Warwick Sessions, Original Music 

Summer NAMM Nashville Jon Hammond Organ Group Music City Center

July 10, 2014

Nashville Tennessee — Summer NAMM Nashville Jon Hammond Organ Group Music City Center http://www.namm.org/summer/2014/concerts-performances/jon-hammond-organ-group 


Jon Hammond Organ Group

Performance Info

Location: 
Music City Center
Acoustic Nation Lobby Stage
Time: 
Friday, July 18, 2014 – 3:15pm to 3:45pm

Artist Info

Jon Hammond: Organ / bass Leader
Joe  Berger: guitar
Roland Barber: trombone
Genre: 
Jazz
Artist Bio: 
JON HAMMOND Instruments: Organ, Accordion, Piano, Guitar Attended: Berklee College of Music 1974, City College San Francisco Languages: English, German Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Hammond Organ. Musician: Jon Hammond is one of the premier B3 PLAYERS in the world. Jon has played professionally since age 12. Beginning as a solo accordionist, he later played Hammond B3 organ in a number of important San Francisco bands. His all original group HADES opened shows for Tower of Power, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Michael Bloomfield. Eddie Money and Barry Finnerty became musical associates. Moving East he attended Berklee College of Music and played venues as diverse as Boston’s “Combat Zone” in the striptease clubs during the ’70’s and the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod, where he was house organist with the late great trumpet player Lou Colombo and developed a lasting friendship with House Speaker Tip O’Neill. He also toured the Northeast and Canada with the successful show revue “Easy Living”, and continued his appearances at nightclubs in Boston and New York. Subsequently Hammond lived and traveled in Europe, where he has an enthusiastic following. TV/Video Producer: In 1981 Jon formed BackBeat Productions. Assisted by Lori Friedman (Video by LORI), the innovative TV show “The Jon Hammond Show” became a Manhattan Cable TV favorite. Jon’s “Live on the street” video style included news events, as well as live music/video clips of Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge and many others. The weekly show is now in it’s 30th year and has influenced the broadcasts of David Letterman and others. Billboard Magazine hailed Jon’s show as “The Alternative to MTV”. LINK http://youtu.be/7TApELTO1XI Head Phone – Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie of Jon’s Band Featuring Bernard Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Alex Budman, Joe Berger2, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Stephen Fortner, Scott May, Joe Berger rips it up! Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Hilton Anaheim Lobby Special Program on 80th Anniversary of Hammond Organ USA – Front of House / FOH Mix by Brian English – Denny Mack Audio – announcement – Stephen Fortner – Editor Keyboard Magazine Jon Hammond Organ Group *Note: “Head Phone” composed by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND Intl. ASCAP recorded with Bernard Purdie originally on Jon’s album Late Rent in year of 1989 – Big Special Thanks to Jay Dittamo for standin’ in the cuff for Bernard, thanks Jay! special thanks to Scott May and Gregg Gregory Gronowski – Hammond Suzuki Musical Instruments Team
*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Warwick Booth Sessions Summer NAMM Nashville Jon Hammond Jon’s archivehttp://archive.org/details/JonHammondWarwickBoothSessionsSummerNAMMNashvilleJonHammond  This video is about Warwick Booth Sessions Summer NAMM Nashville Jon Hammond and Joe Berger “The Warwick Booth Sessions” WARWICK GMBH & CO. MUSIC EQUIPMENT KG Booth #1144 with Joe Berger (playing the Jerry Garcia Special model from EKO Guitars) and Jon Hammond (Sk1 combo Hammond Organ) at Nashville Summer NAMM Show smack dab in the middle of the NAMM Exhibits Floor – The Sound Police Love Us – because we rock out at low trade show sound levels and don’t disturb the other nearby booths – that’s the Community Spirit we always adhere to as old NAMM’ers don’t ya’ know – special thanks to Hans-Peter Wilfer, & Bob and the crew at Warwick & Framus – and John the Floor Manager in charge of Sound Control – JH — with Joe Berger at Nashville Music City Center – http://www.HammondCast.com/ Youtube http://youtu.be/pyPG240nlh8 Nashville, Music City Center, Acoustic Nation Stage, Jon Hammond Organ Group, Sk1, Funky Jazz, Blues, Warwick Sessions, Original Music 

Bruce Arnold Bernard Purdie Orpheus Interview & Concert

July 8, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Bruce Arnold Bernard Purdie Orpheus Interview & Concert

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

Jon Hammond interview Bruce Arnold / Bruce Arnold-Orpheus and Bernard Purdie founding members of Orpheus band who had the 1968 hit “Can’t Find The Time”, later joined by Bruce’s son JohnMark Arnold and the band in concert with their hit at the Marin County Fair – this clip will be broadcast on The Jon Hammond Show in New York and streaming http://www.HammondCast.com/

Orpheus live band credits:
Bruce Arnold – guitar, vocals

Bernard Purdie – drums

Howie Hersh – bass
Elliot Sherman – piano, keyboards
John Arnold – guitar, vocals

Bill Shontz – saxophone, flute, vocals
Steve Kaetzel – Keyboards

The group released a total of four albums and five singles between 1968 and 1971.

Orpheus played many sold-out concerts throughout the United States, sharing the stage with artists such as The Who, Led Zeppelin, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Jeff Beck, The Rascals and Janis Joplin – to name a few.
Their classic 1968 hit single, “Can’t Find the Time”, was covered in 2000 by Hootie & The Blowfish for the soundtrack to the Farrelly Brothers comedy “Me, Myself & Irene” starring Jim Carrey and Rene Zellweger.
Their second album, Ascending, reached no. 10 in the 1968 Playboy magazine Jazz and Pop Reader Poll, “Vocal Album of the Year”.
The group recorded the title track “Little Sister” for the 1969 MGM movie “Marlowe,” starring James Garner, Rita Moreno and Bruce Lee.
Orpheus reunited in 1988 and performed at the Boston Music Awards with the late Brad Delp, (lead singer of the platinum selling group Boston).
Orpheus was invited to record at George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch in 1988. The material from these sessions was later included on Bruce Arnold’s CD titled “Orpheus Again” released in 2010.
In 1968 Actor/Comedian Chevy Chase toured Southern Universities with a band posing as Orpheus.
The group was one of the first contemporary music bands to be asked to perform at The Museum of Modern Art in 1969.
Orpheus albums and singles were released worldwide reaching the Top 20 in Brazil, Britain, France and the Philippines.
The band’s music has been lauded by entertainment industry notables such as Elvis Costello, Laura Nyro, Steely Dan, Chevy Chase, The B52’s, The Cars, Chicago, Aerosmith, Boston, Hootie & The Blowfish, Matthew Sweet, Miles Davis, John Stewart, David Freiberg, St. Etienne, Edwin McCain, Jimmy Webb, Phil Ramone, Questlove, Peter & Bobby Farrelly, Tony Bennett, The J. Geils Band, Neil Sedaka, George Lucas, John Williams, Chuck Norris, Red Peters, Jerry Harrison (The Talking Heads), Jim Carrey, Ryan Seacrest, Dan Patrick and David Lynch.

Youtube http://youtu.be/K2Z5fB_RtmI

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1150549

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x211vtt_bruce-arnold-bernard-purdie-orpheus-interview-concert_music

interview, arnold, county, purdie, orpheus, fair, band, bruce, marin county fair, bernard, worcester ma, folk rock

Smiley’s Jazz from 1st set JH Trio with Mikey and Zev

July 1, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Smiley’s Jazz from 1st set JH Trio with Mikey and Zev

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/SmileysJazzFrom1stSetJHTrioWithMikeyAndZev

L to R: Michael Schwartz, Jon Hammond, Zev Shearn-Nance

First time on the band Michael Schwartz tenor saxophone and Zev Shearn-Nance drums – Jon Hammond Trio, Jazz at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon in Bolinas California http://www.HammondCast.com/ – special thanks: Don Deane

Tenor Saxophonist Michael Schwartz is a member of the SF JAZZ All Star High School Orchestra, I was invited to hear them play by Martin Mueller Executive Director of New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, they sounded really great under the direction of Paul Contos.

Drummer Zev Shearn-Nance is in his first year at USC University of Southern California and studying drums with Peter Erskine and in the jazz program under Bob Mintzer.

First time on Jon Hammond Band in Trio formation, no rehearsal or sound check, just hit and quit.

Youtube http://youtu.be/gXnPT0rlvro

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1148560

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x20j7za_smiley-s-jazz-from-1st-set-jh-trio-with-mikey-and-zev_music

JAZZ, Bolinas California, Hammond Organ, Jon Hammond, Saxophone, Michael Schwartz, SF JAZZ All Star High School, Musician, Don Deane, Smiley’s Schooner Saloon

2014 Pocket Funk Photos Jazzkeller Party

June 23, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: 2014 Pocket Funk Photos Jazzkeller Party

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

Youtube http://youtu.be/IBWpFYwnMaU

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-1146590

Vimeo HammondCast http://vimeo.com/98864169

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x201l7d_2014-pocket-funk-photos-jazzkeller-party_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=851808454847953

Pocket Funk, Photos, Jon Hammond, musikmesse Party, Photography, Andreas Meer, Saxophone, Hammond Organ, Sk1, ASCAP Composer, Frankfurt, Local 802, Musicians Union


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