HammondCast 21 Jon’s Journal November 19 2012

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HammondCast 21, broadcasting from San Francisco California, organist/composer & bandleader JON HAMMOND playing fresh new tracks from recent record date in NDR Radio Hamburg “NDR SESSIONS” with new breakout original composition: “Pay Phone Johnny”, and classics: “Our Day Will Come”, “Blues in the Night” and Hammond’s long-time theme song as intro/outro: “Late Rent”. Special thanks to musicians: LUTZ BUCHNER (saxophones), JOE GALLARDO (trombone), HEINZ LICHIUS (drums) and Co-Producer: KNUT BENZNER, and NDR Radio Engineer: RUDY GROSSER. This record date was recorded in the famous Studio 1 of NDR Radio in Hamburg Germany. Hammond talks about meeting Robin Williams and flying to New York City to attend IAJE Jazz Educators event. As heard on KYOU 1550 AM and on the internet http://www.HammondCast.com

Action shot last night – Dorado Schmitt and Django All-Stars – Jon Hammond

http://www.sfjazz.org/events/f12/dorado-schmitt

Dorado Schmitt guitar, violin, vocals
Franco Mehrstein guitar
Pierre Blanchard violin
Ludovic Beier accordion, accordina
Xavier Nikq bass

Pioneering Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt lamented that he might be neglected by history, but today the ebulliently swinging “jazz manouche” sound he created with French violinist Stéphane Grappelli is more pervasive than ever. And no one has done more to ignite interest in the idiom than dazzling French guitarist and violinist Dorado Schmitt. Born to Gypsy parents near the German border in Lorraine, Schmitt was weaned on traditional Roma music and Gypsy jazz, but rebelled as a teenager by taking up electric guitar and emulating Jimi Hendrix and Carlos Santana. After a decade of leading his own trio, he was nearly killed in a car crash, and spent years in physical therapy to regain his unrivaled guitar prowess. By the mid-90s he was a leading figure on the international Gypsy jazz scene, where he continues to represent the art form at its highest level. He’s joined by a cast of fiercely swinging compatriots, including the brilliant jazz accordionist Ludovic Beier and violinist Pierre Blanchard, who was tapped by Grappelli himself as a worthy successor. SFJAZZ has presented Schmitt many times over the years and his performances are always among our most popular. — at Herbst Theatre

25 Year Musikmesse Warm Up Party – Jon Hammond Band
Composition by the great Czechoslovakian composer – Saul Salskovitch! 25 Year Musikmesse Warm Up Party – Jon Hammond Band

http://youtu.be/dmxnp6IUWuM

Jon Hammond’s annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party 25 Year Celebration Czechoslovakian Salsa Song in Jazzkeller Frankfurt with Jon Hammond Band and many special guests for this special special occasion on the night before Musikmesse begins. Special acknowledgement of Wilhelm P. “Charly” Hosenseidl R.I.P. who was the Director of Musikmesse years 1989-2008 now Directed by Wolfgang Luecke, special thanks to Messe Frankfurt Projekt and Presse Team
Jon Hammond Band:
Joe Berger guitar
Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone
Giovanni Gulino drums
Jon Hammond – XB-2 Hammond Organ – special thanks Hiromitsu Ono Chief Engineer Suzuki Musical Instruments designed my instrument which took me all around the world many times — at Jazzkeller

San Francisco CA — Ludovic Beier the great Accordionist after a brilliant performance,

here onstage at the Herbst Theatre – played beautifully last night in concert with Dorado Schmitt & the Django All-Stars *a favorite of Leonardo DiCaprio and Leonardo’s father George DiCaprio who attended the concert at the Herbst on a rainy night, the 5 touring French
master musicians really delivered the goods and pleased everyone with a wonderful encore! Jon Jon Hammond
ARTIST PERSONNEL
Dorado Schmitt guitar, violin, vocals
Pierre Blanchard violin
Franco Mehrstein guitar
Ludovic Beier accordion, accordina
Xavier Nikq bass
*Youtube interview with Ludovic and Jon a few years ago

LUDOVIC BEIER chromatic accordion virtuoso Jazz Musician from France is Jon’s guest here on HammondCast KYOURADIO. Interview
recorded in New York City while Ludovic was in town to play the annual “Django Birdland Festival” produced by Pat Phillips.

San Francisco CA — Ludovic Beier the great Accordionist after a brilliant performance, here onstage at the Herbst Theatre showing his very special instrument “Accordina”

played beautifully last night in concert with Dorado Schmitt & the Django All-Stars

*a favorite of Leonardo DiCaprio and Leonardo’s father George DiCaprio who attended the concert

*George DiCaprio holding Ludovic’s new cd
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_DiCaprio

George Paul DiCaprio (born in 1943) is an American comic book writer, editor, and major west coast underground comic book distributor.
DiCaprio was born in 1943 to an Italian American father, George Leon DiCaprio, and a German-born mother, Olga Anne Jacobs.[1][2] He met Irmelin Indenbirken, a German immigrant, in college; the two later married and moved to Los Angeles.[1] The couple had one son, American actor Leonardo DiCaprio, and divorced shortly after.
As a comic book author, DiCaprio is frequently associated with fellow underground comics artists Dori Seda, Robert Crumb, Rick Griffin, Gilbert Shelton, Victor Moscoso, Paul Mavrides and Harvey Pekar, and author Hubert Selby Jr.[3] He also helped publish the underground comic Yama Yama/Ugly Head by Robert Williams and S. Clay Wilson in 1981.

San Francisco City Hall — Jon Hammond Band special lunch time concert

- Organist Jon Hammond leading this date at his 1965 Hammond B3 organ with Harvey Wainapel tenor sax, Barry Finnerty guitar, Steve Campos flugelhorn, James Preston drums, Jon Hammond – B3 organ
Youtube http://youtu.be/V98fwDJSHWw
Presented by City Hall San Francisco & Local 6: JON HAMMOND Band on front lawn of the beautiful SF City Hall during lunch hour free concert. JON HAMMOND at the B3 Organ along with Harvey Wainapel tenor, Steve Campos flugel horn, Barry Finnerty gtr. & James Preston drms. of Sons of Champlin band playing JH Band original “Nu Funk” (Hip Hop Chitlins). *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”!

The Copy Center loves me because I gave them a lot of dough-re-me…and they make me nice high quality digital copies,

you could print money there on the big Canon color copiers it looks so good – yes we love each other, printing boy Jon Hammond

Ringwood Victoria Australia — Main Man Bernie Capicchiano (left) just introduced Jon Hammond (with mic on right)

at a special keynote presentation and live recording session at Bernies Music Land “Classic Hammond Sound…in a Suitcase!”™

Ringwood Victoria Australia — Live at Bernies with Michael Jordan drums and Jon Hammond at the organ

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Live-At-Bernies-Jon-Hammond/dp/B003K7TMWM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353008792&sr=8-1&keywords=jon+hammond+live+bernies
Wonderful live recording of Hammond Organ with drums.This classic organ club format was at its zenith in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Live at Bernies captures this unique feel and sound, with the internationally recognized hands of Jon Hammond and Michael Jordan providing expert renditions of many classic favorites. This crystal clear live recording sounds like you have an Organ Lounge in your living room! The performances are excellent and Jon displays his great experience and demonstrates the capabilities of the Digital New B3. The natural live feel is very refreshing.

Melbourne Australia — Award Winning Team Bernies Musicland / Musico at AMA Australian Music Association Gala

L to R: Craig Douglas, Josh Wayman, Lester Cheung, Michelle Capicchiano, Main Man Bernie Capicchiano, Jhonfil Roxas, (bottom L to R) Franz Wankadia, Tim Neal, Jon Hammond — with Josh Wayman, Lester Cheung, Tim Neal and Jhonfil Roxas at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Business trip very powerful private jet — SFO Executive Terminal – Jon Hammond

London England — Power Shot: Tony Rossell (back to camera) of Heart Guitars/ASS/Turbosound Speakers,

Joe Berger and the late great bassist of The Who John Entwistle at British Music Fair 1987 – Jon Hammond — with Joe Berger and John Entwistle

The Late Great concert promoter impresario Bill Graham hanging out with various hipsters

- Jack Casady, Wavy Gravy – Jon Hammond — with Wavy Gravy, Bill Graham and Jack Casady

Jon’s Journal, Ludovic Beier, Dorado Schmitt, SF Jazz, Bill Graham, San Francisco City Hall, Jon Hammond, B3 organ, Local 6, Musicians Union, Jazz, Funky Blues

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