*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM 2012 Sunday Blues Session Hammond Suzuki Mercy Mercy Sk1
First time to NAMM Show – Suzuki Harmonica artist KOEI TANAKA from Tokyo Japan with JOE BERGER aka The Berger-Meister on guitar through Leslie G37 guitar combo amp, SWISS CHRIS getting down with custom Vic Firth drum sticks only on practice pad for low volume trade show performance with JON HAMMOND at Sk1 Hammond combo organ and SCOTT MAY vocals resurrecting lyrics of Illinois band The Buckinghams (1967 release) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Buckinghams for this classic bluesy funky tune having fun all together with Suzuki and Hammond first time combined stands full power! Special thanks to Suzuki Musical Instruments Team – Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, Mr. M. Terada, Shuji Suzuki, Shigeyuki Ohtaka, Yu Beniya, Hammond Suzuki USA Dennis Capiga, Scott May, Jay Valle, NAMM President Joe Lamond Jon’s flight case Gator GKPE-49-TSA http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/jon-hammond HammondCast http://www.HammondCast.com
Folks, I am very happy and proud to announce that my long-time colleague and friend Joe Berger has been specially interviewed and archived for keeps in the NAMM Oral History, congratulations Joe! and very special thanks to Tony Arambarri NAMM Archivist and Dan Del Fiorentino NAMM Historian, sincerely Jon Hammond *Photo: Jon Hammond, Joe Berger, Tony Arambarri
Breaking News NAMM President/CEO Joe Lamond Says 95,000 Attendance Broken 3rd Day of 4 Day Winter NAMM 2012 Jon Hammond Reporting
Joe Power!: Joe Testa Director of Artist Relations and Joe Lamond at Vic Firth Stand – photo by Jon Hammond
Jon Hammond spoke with Joe Lamond just before closing of 4th and final day of Winter NAMM 2012, noting that attendance was very strong, Joe Lamond said: “Yesterday (day 3) we broke 95,000 attendance.”
One can assume that the final attendance tally including Day 4 will be well over the 100,000 mark – Jon Hammond HammondCast
Joe Lamond hosting NAMM Breakfast of Champions Day 1 with very special guests!
Jon Hammond reporting from 2012 NAMM Show and playing
NAMM’s Director of International Affairs Betty Heywood with Jon Hammond Day 1 Winter NAMM 2012
Managing Director Suzuki Musical Instruments Mr. Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa with Jon Hammond
Michael Biwer Director of Prolight + Sound, Veronica from Messe Frankfurt Hollywood and Jon Hammond, next stop: Moscow! May 16-19
World’s First Moscow NAMM Musikmesse
Mr. Shuji Suzuki – Suzuki Musical Instruments Company and Jon Hammond
L to R: Joe Berger, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond – special Sunday Morning Blues Session – January 22, 2012 Winter NAMM Hammond Stand
Jon Hammond traveling the world with his Hammond Sk1 Combo Organ most powerful keyboard incredibly compact and tough!
Stephen Fortner Editor Keyboard Magazine and Jon Hammond – Winter NAMM 2012
Jon Hammond and drummer Bernard Purdie – Winter NAMM 2012
Kicking off Day 3 Jon Hammond NAMM 2012
We meet again 20 years later in NAMM 2012! Michel Lag & Jon Hammond
Michel Lag – Master Luthier of Algam Music & Sound in France who makes an appearance in Jon Hammond’s movie “Sound Cops” on AFN Profile TV Show which Jon did in Cooperation with AFN Radio TV 20 years ago:
Musician Jon Hammond on AFN Europe TV Show PROFILE, Musikmesse Special. Jon worked together with AFN’s SSgt Albert Viera and SSG Terry Anderson to create this special entitled “Sound Cops” with very entertaining cameo appearances by Joe Berger (guitar) Michael Maier Falkenstein (Hammond organ with Jon) and the 2 Sound Polizei ‘Noise Control’ guys “Lorenzo” and his partner, busted for Electric Guitar Rocking!
You will find this story very enjoyable! Special thanks to AFN Europe and Musikmesse Frankfurt
*Note: Tomorrow shortly after 10AM I will be playing with the great Suzuki Harmonica Artist Koei Tanaka from Tokyo, his first appearance at NAMM Show in Suzuki Hammond stand 5100 with Joe Berger guitar, myself Jon Hammond on Hammond Sk1 combo organ – we will play a Blues session and the classic “Mercy Mercy”, come welcome Koei Tanaka folks! *we played together in Hamamatsu Japan at Suzuki Hall 2 years ago.
Jon Hammond and Koei Tanaka
Suzuki Concert Part 3 of 3:
NAMM 2012, Frankfurt Musikmesse, Suzuki Musical Instruments, Sk1 organ, G37 Combo Guitar amp, Koei Tanaka, Bluesy, Funky, Local 802, Musicians Union