HammondCast Interview: PER DITLEV-SIMONSEN OSLO’S Lord Mayor

August 23, 2016

#WATCH THE INTERVIEW HERE: PER DITLEV-SIMONSEN OSLO’S Lord Mayor

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A special visit with Lord Mayor of Oslo PER DITLEV-SIMONSEN in Oslo Norway on Jon Hammond’s HammondCast Show for CBS’ KYCY/KYOU 1550 AM

Mayor Simonsen fondly recalls attending Stanford University in Palo Alto CA and speaks with Jon about the history and rich cultural tradition of 1000-year-old Oslo, home of the Nobel Peace Prize and numerous annual music festivals! *Special Thanks: Kevin Gallagher & Jan Grindheim of Oslo Teknopol http://www.oslo.teknopol.no Jon’s official site: http://www.HammondCast.com

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Jon Hammond Band at the Hammond Party for the new XK-5 Hammond organ, playing Jon’s tune Pocket Funk in Full HighDef on the new prototype organ with Kayleigh Moyer on the Sleishman Drum Co Mothertone drums, Chuggy Carter congas GON BOPS, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the XK5 (plays just like a B3 with Multi Contact keys!)

first night of Summer NAMM Show Nashville, Tennessee at the famous studios of SoundCheck Nashville- Pocket Funk as seen on Jon’s TV show Jon Hammond Show 34 years on Manhattan Neighborhood Network channel 1 – special thanks to Hammond Organ USA Gregory Gronowski & Scott May, Ray Gerlich long-time Hammond Technical Supervisor since 1976! also Mark Prentice M.D. for the evening, known as “Sound Soul Summit V” fine players all night long on the new org – Thanks to my friend Chuck Rainey the great studio bassist for coming and hanging with us all night long! And the Suzuki Musical Instruments Team makers of Hammond Organs and Leslie Speakers *from Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka, Japan http://www.HammondCast.com ‪#‎XK5‬ ‪#‎NAMMShow‬ ‪#‎Nashville‬ ‪#‎SummerNAMM‬ ‪#‎HammondOrgan‬

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‪NAMM Show, Summer NAMM, Hammond Organ, XK-5 Hammond, Funk Band, Kayleigh Moyer, drums, SoundCheck Nashville, Hammond Organ USA #‎SummerNAMM‬ ‪#‎NAMMShow‬ ‪#‎HammondOrgan‬ #XK5

L to R Jon Hammond, Kayleigh Moyer, Frank Alkyer, Joe Berger – Summer NAMM Show Nashville

Pocket Funk!

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/2PMKickOffNissanStageSummerNAMMShow

2PM EST Jon Hammond Funk Unit kicking it off on the Nissan Stage at Summer NAMM Show Nashville Music City Center
Roland Barber – trombone, trumpet, sea shell
Cord Martin – tenor saxophone
Chuggy Carter – percussion
Louis Flip Winfield – drums
Lee Oskar – harmonica
Joe Berger – guitar
Jon Hammond – organ + bass
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Swingin’ Funky Jazz and Blues

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Per Ditlev-Simonsen, Lord Mayor, Oslo Norway, HammondCast, Nobel Peace Prize, Munch The Scream, Fjord, #PerDitlevSimonsen #Oslo #JonHammond

Lydia’s Gone But The Song is Still Here! Lydia’s Tune Auster Jazz Series With NDR Horns

August 21, 2016

#WATCH LYDIA’S TUNE HERE: Lydia’s Gone But The Song is Still Here!

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

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 ofJoe 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/ Filmed in High Definition

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Lydia’s Tune Head Phone Late Rent Jon Hammond Funk Unit Nissan Stage 480
by Jon Hammond

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

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Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/2PMKickOffNissanStageSummerNAMMShow

2PM EST Jon Hammond Funk Unit kicking it off on the Nissan Stage at Summer NAMM Show Nashville Music City Center
Roland Barber – trombone, trumpet, sea shell
Cord Martin – tenor saxophone
Chuggy Carter – percussion
Louis Flip Winfield – drums
Lee Oskar – harmonica
Joe Berger – guitar
Jon Hammond – organ + bass
http://www.jonhammondband.com
‪#‎NAMMShow‬ ‪#‎SummerNAMM‬ ‪#‎NissanStage‬

Swingin’ Funky Jazz and Blues

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Published July 27, 2016
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Remembering Fearless Leader “Gregg” Gregory Gronowski – recent Hammond Party and Jon Hammond photo collection

August 20, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Concert in Suzuki Musical Instruments Headquarters Hamamatsu-shi #浜松市

August 18, 2016

#WATCH CONCERT VIDEO HERE: Concert in Suzuki Musical Instruments Headquarters Hamamatsu-shi #浜松市

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Concert in Suzuki Musical Instruments Headquarters Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka, Japan #浜松市 #TBT
First time together Koei Tanaka Chromatic Suzuki Harmonica – Official Facebook Page Master and Jon Hammond at Digital New B3 Organ, special concert for Manji Suzuki President Founder of Suzuki Musical Instruments makers of Hammond Organs and Leslie Speakers products and everybody in the company at end of work day in special Suzuki Hall, soulful performance

Hamamatsu (浜松市 Hamamatsu-shi?, lit. “Coast Pine Tree”) is a city located in western Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamamatsu
As of September 1, 2015, the city had an estimated population of 789,407, making it the prefecture’s largest city and a population density of 507 persons per km2. The total area was 1,558.06 km2 (601.57 sq mi).

On July 1, 2005, Hamamatsu absorbed the cities of Tenryū and Hamakita, the town of Haruno (from Shūchi District), the towns of Hosoe, Inasa and Mikkabi (all from Inasa District), the towns of Misakubo and Sakuma, the village of Tatsuyama (all from Iwata District), and the towns of Maisaka and Yūtō (both from Hamana District) to become the current and expanded city of Hamamatsu. It became a city designated by government ordinance on April 1, 2007

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Jazz Funk Tribute to Cannonball Adderley and Lutz Büchner​ NDR Horns Jon Hammond Band​ – Auster Jazz Series concert Hamburg Eimsbüttel. Funky Heinz Lichius​ drums, Michael Leuschner​ trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor, Ernst-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 – Frank Blume, Torsten Wendt – Knut Benzner NDR Redaktion – Musik Rotthoff​ support – Gideon Schier / Baltic Soul Weekender http://www.HammondCast.com in Auster Bar​ #LutzBüchner #NDRJazz #MichaelLeuschner

Rest In Peace Lutz Büchner 5. August 1968 in Bremen; † 11. März 2016 in Tokio, Japan deutscher Jazzsaxophonist

Producer Jon Hammond
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#Deutsch :
Büchner studierte an der Musikhochschule Hamburg bei Herb Geller und arbeitete dann mit dem Posaunisten Ed Kröger. Seit 1994 war er Mitglied der NDR Bigband. Zwischen 1996 und 1998 trat er in Hamburg regelmäßig mit Lucas Lindholm, Heinz Lichius und Buggy Braune und Gästen wie Wolfgang Schlüter und Gene Jackson auf. Außerdem arbeitete er mit Jörg Achim Kellers Small Bigband und mit Jürgen Attigs Low X, mit der Band von Nils Gessinger.

Von 2000 bis 2004 war Büchner Mitglied der Band von Alex Riel, mit der er das Album live at Jive (mit Carsten Dahl und Jesper Lundgaard) einspielte, Tourneen durch Dänemark, Norwegen und Vietnam unternahm und im Rolf-Liebermann-Studio des NDR auftrat. Seit 2001 war er Mitglied in der Band von Joe Gallardo, mit der er bei verschiedenen Festivals auftrat und das Album A Latin Shade of Blue aufnahm. Seit 2011 gehörte er zu Addi Münsters Old Merrytale Jazzband

Mit dem eigenen Quartett (mit Sandra Hempel, Heinz Lichius und Pepe Berns) trat Büchner 2005 bei den 2. Hamburger Jazztagen in der Kampnagel-Fabrik auf. Im selben Jahr entstand mit dem Trio Konnex (mit Björn Lücker und Philipp Steen) das gleichnamige Album, das im Folgejahr erschien. 2006 erschien Büchners Album Ring (mit Sandra Hempel, Danny Gottlieb, Vladislav Sendecki, Paul Imm und Jürgen Attig).

Mit der NDR Bigband trat Büchner bei Festivals in London, Chicago, Paris, New York und Peking auf und nahm an Tourneen durch Südamerika, Spanien, Portugal und Südafrika teil. Während einer Japan-Tournee der NDR-Bigband starb er in Tokio im Alter von 47 Jahren an einem Herzinfarkt. Er hinterlässt seine Frau und einen Sohn.[1]

Joachim Knuth, Programmdirektor Hörfunk beim NDR, schrieb zum Tod Büchners:

„Die Nachricht vom Tod Lutz Büchners macht mich sehr betroffen. Ich habe ihn als einen liebenswürdigen Menschen erlebt, der leidenschaftlich mit und für Musik lebte. Lutz Büchner hatte den Jazz im Blut. Er liebte den spielerischen Umgang mit der Musik, die Improvisation. Der Tod dieses beeindruckenden Saxofonisten ist für die NDR Bigband, für den NDR, ein großer Verlust.“

– Joachim Knuth: NDR-Online.de; 12. März 2016[1]

Die offizielle Trauerfeier fand am 5. April 2016 in Hamburg statt, zu der auch Büchners musikalischer Begleiter Al Jarreau aus den USA angereist war. Während des Trauerzuges wurden Lieder im Stil einer Jazz-Beerdigung aus Jarreaus Heimatstadt New Orleans gespielt.

Mourning Lutz Büchner – Jon Hammond :
https://www.facebook.com/notes/jon-hammond/mourning-lutz-büchner/10156648708165287

Folks, I am really in shock from hearing news of the unexpected and very sad death of my good friend Lutz Büchner! I really didn’t want to say it on the internet after receiving the horrible news in communications with our mutual good friend and fellow musician / bandmate Heinz Lichius. This is so hard to get my head around and accept it but I know it’s true that Lutz suffered a fatal heart attack while on tour in Tokyo Japan with his beloved NDR-bigband with Peter Erskine on the band – I can see Lutz’ smile and hear his voice and music in my mind like it was yesterday – and we spoke and played together so many times. So now I see the news releases are already out on the news FEEDS from the NDR, Hamburger Abendblatt etc. and a few too-early mentions on the Facebook, so I know it’s time to write a few words for those of you who might not know of Lutz Büchner, as follows: As Joe Gallardo the great trombonist and long-time colleague of Lutz’ said in email to me last night: “As you well know, Lutz was first of all a great human being and secondly, he was a masterful player. Lutz was my brother. We will all miss him.” – The very first time I met Lutz was in 1995 on a rainy night in Hamburg Eimsbüttel at the Thursday night weekly jazz session in Jazzclub Birdland – I had heard him the week before and pushed my Hammond organ on the wheels through the rain to the club and got there real early, Hr. Reichert the owner opened up the club and I was telling Mr. Reichert I came the week before but didn’t get to play so “early bird gets the worm…and maybe I’ll get to play with Lutz Büchner!” – well we did it and by good luck my friend Joris Dudli the great drummer was there – it was magic from the first hit. That’s where it started, I was living in Hamburg to play music and write tunes – like so many musicians following in the footsteps of The Beatles, by invitation of my sponsor Knut Benzner journalist moderator on the NDR. From then on together with main man Heinz Lichius drums who I had met just before when Heinz came over to meet me one afternoon – Heinz had recommended to check out Lutz, one of the finest rising musicians on the Hamburg scene. We had a lot of great times together on the bandstand and off from that time on – we played in Hamburg and his hometown of Bremen – turned out to be that Lutz was a real life jazz angel who saved my life at least twice, one time involving bringing me to the hospital / krankenhaus and translating to me what they were about to do to me – we escaped out the side door and the doctor came to our gig that night! I met Lutz’ Mom and Dad beautiful people when they came to hear us play in Bremen at Studio club April 7, 1998 – and most recently our last gigs together with my favorite musicians Michael Leuschner, (Heinz Lichius of course) “Fiete” Ernst-Friedrich Fiete Felsch NDR horn section brothers along with Joe Berger guitar, probably best gig of my life – Lutz was so happy to have found his love with his wife Bettina and he was always crazy about his son Asmus and his step daughters by Bettina, the happiest I have ever seen him, he glowed in the dark he had that much joy! — Back in 2005 I had an idea, I said to my long-time girlfriend Jennifer: Lutz is one of the greatest saxophonists I ever heard, I want to feature him on a CD release, he could be making a great record every day! I couldn’t believe that he didn’t have any feature albums out at that point – so I discussed it with Knut Benzner and we all co-produced a recording session for this purpose in the famous Studio 1 at NDR, the NDR SESSIONS Projekt was born, with the addition of “Joe G” / Joe Gallardo on trombone and Heinz Lichius and myself, Rudolf Grosser at the controls big SSL console, we started playing in the morning and I played through the magic bass amp belonging to Lucas Lindholm – the boys took one long coffee break and other than that we recorded tunes all day long – I am so grateful that I’ll always have this recording date together with Lutz, of course later on Lutz came out with more records – but this one for me is my special keepsake that went down with the blessings of NDR with the help of Knut Benzner and Axel Dürr. So many stories I can tell you, but most importantly everybody loved Lutz, I know there are a lot of tears flowing now around Hamburg and Bremen, my heart goes out to Lutz’ Family, Friends and Musicians music brothers and sisters! The 2nd to the last time we played together, I hadn’t seen Lutz for a while and he told me about a real miracle of survival when he was driving on the autobahn with Bettina and the kinder all his happy Family in the car, I think there was ice on the road – a car slammed in to the back of his car demolishing the car, but Lutz’ horns were in the trunk – they all got crushed but it saved his Family! They were all shaken up but OK – the lucky star was shining over them, and even though Lutz is not with us physically anymore, his lucky star will always be shining – he was competely dedicated to the NDR-bigband family of musicians and his own Family – always a huge inspiration to me as a person and master musician, rest in peace my very special good friend Lutz Büchner – my deepest and most sincere condolences go out to Lutz’ Mom and Dad and Bettina and his son Asmus and step children by Bettina – all the folks who know and love Lutz, sincerely, Jon Hammond

L to R Michael Leuschner, Heinz Lichius, Lutz Büchner, Jon Hammond, ‘Fiete’ Ernst-Friedrich Fiete Felsch

Regina Niteclub L to R (Barry Finnerty’s guitar neck), Lutz Büchner tenor, Jon Hammond organ on Grosse Freiheit

Newessbar Hamburg Altona L to R Lutz Büchner, Heinz Lichius, Joe Berger, Jon Hammond, Olaf Gödecke

Foto by Gunther Zint in INDRA – L to R Joe Berger, Heinz Lichius, Lutz Büchner, Jon Hammond

Report / Obituary from Stefan Gerdes NDR: https://www.ndr.de/orchester_chor/bigband/band/Trauer-um-Lutz-Buechner,buechner146.html – Stand: 12.03.2016 15:00 Uhr – Lesezeit: ca.4 Min. Trauer um Lutz Büchner “Der Saxofonist Lutz Büchner ist am 11. März während einer Japan-Tour der NDR Bigband im Alter von 47 Jahren an den Folgen eines Herzinfarkts verstorben. Es war ein großes Glück für die NDR Bigband, den Menschen und Musiker Lutz Büchner seit 22 Jahren in ihren Reihen zu haben. Er war ein grandioser, ein wahrhaft bedeutender Saxofonist mit einer unverkennbaren, einzigartigen Spielweise, die selbst dem ältesten und schon oft gehörten Jazzstandard immer wieder neue Seiten abgewinnen konnte. Vor allem aber brachte er auch seine Persönlichkeit in die Band ein: seinen Humor, sein ausgeglichenes Temperament und sein großes Interesse an allen Dingen des Lebens, das weit über die Musik hinaus reichte. Lutz Büchner war ein echter Teamplayer, vor und hinter den Kulissen.

Knuth: “Er lebte leidenschaftlich für und mit Musik”
Joachim Knuth, NDR Programmdirektor Hörfunk: “Die Nachricht vom Tod Lutz Büchners macht mich sehr betroffen. Ich habe ihn als einen liebenswürdigen Menschen erlebt, der leidenschaftlich mit und für Musik lebte. Lutz Büchner hatte den Jazz im Blut. Er liebte den spielerischen Umgang mit der Musik, die Improvisation. Der Tod dieses beeindruckenden Saxofonisten ist für die NDR Bigband, für den NDR, ein großer Verlust. Meine Gedanken sind in diesen Stunden bei der Familie und den Freunden Lutz Büchners.” Programmhinweis
In Erinnerung an Lutz Büchner stellen wir in der Sendung am 20. März ab 22.05 Uhr einige seiner schönesten Aufnahmen mit der NDR Bigband vor. — Fasziniert von Miles Davis
Lutz Büchner wurde am 5. August 1968 in Bremen geboren. Er interessierte sich schon früh für Musik, bekam klassischen Klarinettenunterricht und entdeckte als Teenager nach einem Konzertbesuch den Jazz. Als er den Trompeter Miles Davis hörte, faszinierte ihn die Möglichkeit, sich auch jenseits der geschrieben Noten auf eine ganz persönliche Weise ausdrücken zu können. Dieser improvisierten, sich immer neu erfindenden Musik wollte er sich widmen.

Lutz Büchner kam nach Hamburg und studierte Saxofon bei Herb Geller, dem damals bekanntesten Solisten der NDR Bigband. Schon bald spielte er dort im Saxofonsatz – zunächst als Gast, seit 1994 als festes Mitglied. In den Mittelpunkt zog es ihn, den eher besonnen Menschen, dabei nicht so sehr. Aber wenn das Scheinwerferlicht auf ihn zeigte und er zum Solo ansetzte, dann entwickelte sein Spiel eine ganz besondere Wirkung: Mit geschlossenen Augen stand er da, die Töne flossen ebenso überraschend wie logisch aus seinem Instrument, sein ganzer Körper schien sich dabei in Musik zu verwandeln.

In seinem Spiel steckte besondere Tiefe
Viele Gäste der NDR Bigband haben ihn und sein Spiel so erlebt und geschätzt: Jazzgrößen wie Al Jarreau, Bobby McFerrin, João Bosco, Omar Sosa oder Abdullah Ibrahim genossen es, wenn Lutz Büchner neben ihnen spielte. Der Amerikaner Dale Wilson widmete ihm und seinem Saxofon-Kollegen Fiete Felsch eine ganze Big-Band-Suite, und die Komponistin Maria Schneider wollte ihn nach einem Besuch bei der NDR Bigband am liebsten gleich nach New York mitnehmen. Es waren nicht nur seine technischen Fertigkeiten und seine nahezu grenzenlosen Ausdrucksmöglichkeiten, mit denen Lutz Büchner so begeisterte. In seinem Spiel steckte eine besondere Tiefe. “Es ist sein Sound”, sagte Maria Schneider einmal, “Lutz berührt mich.”

Solistische Höhenflüge und zarte Lyrik
In der Improvisation spiegelt sich ja immer der ganze Mensch. So konnte Lutz Büchner auf dem Tenorsaxofon unendlich packend, mitreißend und kraftvoll spielen. Unvergessen ist sein solistischer Höhenflug in der Duke-Ellington-Hommage “Diminuendo, crescendo and crescendissimo in blue”, in der er minutenlang ein loderndes Feuer immer neu entfachte, bis die Zuschauer bei einem Auftritt der NDR Bigband in New York am Schluss buchstäblich aus den Sitzen gerissen wurden. Seine andere, lyrische Seite war besonders stark auf der Klarinette zu hören, auf der er zu den außergewöhnlichsten Stimmen des modernen Jazz zählte, vielleicht sogar weltweit. Intim und zart, wie gehaucht schwebten die Töne in die Luft, jeder von ihnen hatte Bedeutung.

Nicht nur in der NDR Bigband, auch in eigenen Formationen waren sein ausgeprägtes Spiel und seine ausgefeilten Kompositionen zu hören. Mit seinem Quartett (mit Sandra Hempel, Heinz Lichius und Pepe Berns) trat Lutz Büchner 2005 bei den 2. Hamburger Jazztagen in der Kampnagel-Fabrik auf. Im selben Jahr entstand mit dem Trio Connex (mit Björn Lücker und Philipp Steen) ein gleichnamiges Album, und 2006 erschien seine vielbeachtete, von der Kritik hochgelobte CD “Ring”.

“Mein Ziel ist es”, hat Lutz Büchner einmal gesagt, “ganz im Moment zu spielen.” Wir verdanken ihm viele unvergessliche Momente. Mit ihm verlieren wir einen lieben Menschen, einen großen Künstler und einen wunderbaren Kollegen.

Stefan Gerdes
Redaktion NDR Bigband/Jazzredaktion
Google Translation of Stefan Gerdes’ obituary of Lutz Büchner: Trauer um Lutz Büchner — The saxophonist Lutz Büchner died on March 11 during a Japan tour the NDR Bigband at the age of 47 years to a heart attack. It was a great happiness for the NDR Bigband, to have the man and musician Lutz Büchner for 22 years in its ranks. He was a magnificent, truly significant saxophonist with an unmistakable, unique play that even the oldest and often included jazz standard could abgewinnen new pages repeatedly. Above all, he also expressed his personality in the band a: his humor, his even temperament and his great interest in all things in life, which extended far beyond the music. Lutz Büchner was a real team player, before and behind the scenes.
Knuth: “He lived passionately and with music”
Joachim Knuth, NDR program director Radio: “The news of the death Lutz Büchner makes me very concerned I have experienced him as an amiable man who lived passionately and music Lutz Büchner had the Jazz in the blood He loved the playful use of… the music, the improvisation. the death of this impressive saxophonist for the NDR Bigband, for NDR, a great loss. My thoughts are at this time with the family and friends Lutz Büchner. ”
program Note
Daughter Lutz Büchner we in the mission on March 20, from 22:05 some of his most beautiful recordings with the NDR Bigband ago.
Fascinated by Miles Davis
Lutz Büchner was born on August 5, 1968 in Bremen. He took an early interest in music, got classical clarinet lessons and discovered as a teenager after a concert jazz. When he heard the trumpeter Miles Davis, he was fascinated by the opportunity to express themselves beyond the written notes on a very personal way. he wanted to devote himself to this improvised, always reinventing music.
Lutz Büchner came to Hamburg and studied saxophone with Herb Geller, the then famous soloists the NDR Bigband. Soon he was playing in saxophone sentence – initially as a guest, since 1994 as a permanent member. In the center, he moved, the more prudent people, not so much. But when the spotlight was on him and he started to Solo, then developed his game a very special effect: With eyes closed, he stood there, the sounds flowed as surprising as logically from his instrument, his whole body seemed to be doing in music to transform , — In his game put special depth
Many guests of the NDR Bigband have him and his game so experienced and appreciated: jazz greats such as Al Jarreau, Bobby McFerrin, João Bosco, or Omar Sosa Abdullah Ibrahim enjoyed it when Lutz Büchner played next to them. The Americans Dale Wilson dedicated to him and his saxophone colleagues Fiete Felsch a whole big band suite, and the composer Maria Schneider wanted to take him for a visit to the NDR Bigband prefer equal to New York. It was not just his technique and its almost limitless expressive possibilities with which Lutz Büchner enthusiastic way. In his play put a special depth. “It is his sound,” Maria Schneider once said, “Lutz touched me.”

Soloistic booms and delicate poetry
In the improvisation so the whole man always reflects. So Lutz Büchner could play endlessly enthralling, exciting and powerful on the tenor saxophone. Unforgotten is his solo flight of the Duke Ellington Tribute “diminuendo, crescendo and crescendissimo in blue”, in which he several minutes a blazing fire always rekindled until the audience literally at a performance of the NDR Bigband in New York at the end of the Sitting were torn. His other, lyrical side was particularly strong to listen to the clarinet, on which he was one of the most extraordinary voices of modern jazz, perhaps the world. Intimate and delicate, like breathy floated the sounds in the air, each of them had meaning.

Not only in the NDR Bigband, even in his own formations were heard his strong play and his polished compositions. With his quartet (Sandra Hempel, Heinz Lichius and Pepe Berns) joined Lutz Büchner 2005 at the 2nd Hamburg jazz days in the Kampnagel factory. In the same year (with Björn Lücker and Philipp Steen) was created with the trio Connex a self-titled album, and in 2006 he released his highly acclaimed, highly acclaimed by critics CD “Ring”.

“My goal is,” Lutz Büchner once said, “to play the very moment.” We owe him many unforgettable moments. With him we lose a loved one, a great artist and a wonderful colleague.

Stefan Gerdes
Editorial NDR Big band / jazz editorial

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Front Line Jon Hammond Band 2 minutes before hit time on Nissan Stage – Summer NAMM Show Nashville Music City Center

Jon Hammond Nissan Stage – Nashville Music City Center

Jon Hammond Funk Unit on Nissan Stage – Summer NAMM Show Nashville Music City Center

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Jimmy Dean and Roy Clark – NBC Tonight Show

Roy Clark American Eagle Awards and Emmylou Harris award recipient looking on from her table

Jon Hammond at the newly appointed Director of Hammond Europe Jan Kok in Frankfurt at musikmesse

Jon Hammond with his good friends – Suzuki Musical Instruments Corp. from Hamamatsu Japan at Hammond Party introducing XK-5 Prototype organ

Jon Hammond’s very special gift from Suzuki Musical Instruments team – Hammond Mouth Organ HA-20 made by Suzuki, Japan

Joe Lamond NAMM President CEO – photo Jon Hammond #NAMM #JoeLamond

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Roy Clark Elementary School Tulsa, Oklahoma

Suzuki Musical Instruments Hammond Summit Meeting Frankfurt Germany – Strategy, Innovation, Technology – Suzuki The Name You Know

Greg Herreman Productions Manager NAMM overseeing Cord Martin tenor saxophonist about to hit on Nissan Stage Nashville Music City Center

Louis Flip Winfield drums on Jon Hammond Funk Unit – Nissan Stage Nashville Music City Center – photo by Jon Hammond just before hit onstage

Roy Clark and Glen Campbell playing on one guitar – Roy and Glen are dear old friends, 2 of the most successful guitarists in the world

Roy Clark on Hee Haw long-running television show with Buck Owens and Tennessee Ernie Ford #HeeHaw

Jon Hammond American Eagle Awards group shot with honorees Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Roy Clark, John Conlee et al – *note, far right
NAMM’s Mary Luehrsen – NAMM Foundation executive director

Bill Cody announcer WSM Radio / Grand Ole Opry with Jon Hammond at American Eagle Awards – Nashville Music City Center

Jon Hammond and Roy Clark in the Green Room at American Eagle Awards –

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Roy Clark Television Interview with Jon Hammond just before Roy appeared on the American Eagle Awards in Nashville Tennessee during Summer NAMM Show – Roy Clark an American Living Legend and long-time member of The Grand Ole Opry and The Country Music Hall of Fame – Roy’s wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Clark

Roy Linwood Clark (born April 15, 1933) is an American country music musician and performer. He is best known for hosting Hee Haw, a nationally televised country variety show, from 1969 to 1992. Roy Clark has been an important and influential figure in country music, both as a performer and helping to popularize the genre.
During the 1970s, Clark frequently guest-hosted for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show and enjoyed a 30-million viewership for Hee Haw. Clark is highly regarded and renowned as a guitarist and banjo player, and is also skilled on classical guitar and several other instruments. Although he has had hit songs as a pop vocalist (e.g., “Yesterday, When I Was Young” and “Thank God and Greyhound”), his instrumental skill has had an enormous effect on generations of bluegrass and country musicians. He has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry, since 1987[1][2] and The Country Music Hall of Fame. BIOGRAPHY: Born in Meherrin, Virginia, Clark lived as a teenager in southeast Washington, D.C., where his father worked at the Washington Navy Yard. At 14, Clark began playing banjo, guitar, and mandolin, and by age 15 he had already won two National Banjo Championships[3] and world banjo/guitar flatpick championships. He was simultaneously pursuing a sporting career, first as a baseball player and then as a boxer, before dedicating himself solely to music. At 17, he had his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry.
At the age of 23, Clark obtained his pilot’s license and then bought a 1953 Piper Tri-Pacer (N1132C), which he flew for many years. This plane was raffled off on December 17, 2012, to benefit the charity Wings of Hope.[4] He has owned other planes, including a Mitsubishi MU-2, Stearman PT-17[5] and Mitsubishi MU-300 Diamond 1A bizjet.[6]
By 1955, he was a regular on Jimmy Dean’s Washington, D.C., television program. Dean, who valued punctuality among musicians in his band, the Texas Wildcats, fired Clark for habitual tardiness, telling him, “You’re the most talented person I’ve ever fired.” Clark married Barbara Joyce Rupard on August 31, 1957.[7] In 1960, Clark went out to Las Vegas, where he worked as a guitarist in a band led by former West Coast Western Swing bandleader-comedian Hank Penny. During the very early 1960s, he was also prominent in the backing band for Wanda Jackson—known as the Party Timers—during the latter part of her rockabilly period.[8]
When Dean was tapped to host The Tonight Show in the early 1960s, he asked Clark to appear, introducing him to a national audience for the first time. Subsequently, Clark appeared on The Beverly Hillbillies as a recurring character (actually two: he played businessman Roy Halsey and Roy’s mother, Myrtle). Once, on an episode of the Sunday evening Jackie Gleason Show dedicated to country music, Clark played a blistering rendition of “Down Home”. Later, he appeared on an episode of The Odd Couple wherein he played “Malagueña”.[9]
In 1963, Clark signed to Capitol Records and had three top ten hits. He switched to Dot Records and again scored hits. He later recorded for ABC Records, which had acquired Dot, and MCA Records, which absorbed the ABC label.
Clark as “Myrtle Halsey” on The Beverly Hillbillies, 1968.
In the mid ’60s, he co-hosted, along with Buck Owens, a weekday daytime country variety series for NBC entitled “Swingin’ Country”, which was cancelled after two seasons. In 1969, Clark and Buck Owens were the hosts of Hee Haw. The show was dropped by CBS Television in 1971 but continued to run in syndication for twenty-one more years. During its tenure, Clark was a member of the Million Dollar Band and participated in a host of comedy sketches. In 1983, Clark opened the Roy Clark Celebrity Theatre in Branson, Missouri, becoming the first country music star to have his own venue there, thus beginning a trend which led to Branson becoming a center of live music performance, as it is today. Many of the celebrities who play in Branson first performed at the Roy Clark Celebrity Theatre.
Clark frequently played in Branson during the 1980s and 1990s. He has since sold the venue (now owned by the Hughes Brothers and renamed the Hughes American Family Theatre) and gone back to a fairly light touring schedule, which usually includes a performance with Ramona Jones and the Jones Family Band at their annual tribute to Clark’s old Hee Haw co-star Grandpa Jones in Mountain View, Arkansas.[citation needed]
In addition to his musical skill, Clark has often displayed his talents as a comedian and actor. During his years on Hee Haw, Clark entertained with numerous comedy sketches, including a recurring feature where he played the clerk of the “Empty Arms Hotel”. Clark released several albums of his comedic performances, to varying critical acclaim and commercial success. Clark is one of the few surviving regular male cast members from the show.[citation needed]
Clark has endorsed Mosrite, Gretsch, and many other brands of guitars during his career. He currently endorses Heritage Guitars, which makes a Roy Clark model. On August 22, 1987, Clark was made a member of the Grand Ole Opry. He plays an annual benefit concert at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, the proceeds of which go to fund scholarships for aspiring musicians.[citation needed]
For many years Clark has made his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Roy Clark Elementary School in Tulsa’s Union School District was named in his honor in 1978. Fellow Oklahoma resident Mickey Mantle arranged for Clark to sing “Yesterday When I Was Young” at his funeral (which Clark did in 1995).[10]
On May 17, 2009, Clark was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame along with Barbara Mandrell and Charlie McCoy. On September 23, 2010, Clark sang “God Bless America” during the seventh-inning stretch at Dodger Stadium in a game featuring the Los Angeles Dodgers versus the San Diego Padres. On April 12, 2011, Clark was honored by the Oklahoma House of Representatives. He will be honored by the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame as Oklahoma’s Music Ambassador for Children and will be presented with a commendation from Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin.

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Roy Clark and Jon Hammond in Nashville Tennessee at the American Eagle Awards

American Eagle Awards, Roy with awardees Vince Gill & Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill – John Conlee from Grand Ole Opry

Roy Clark playing his famous Gibson Byrdland

Jon Hammond playing his famous Gibson Byrdland

Jon Hammond meets Manji Suzuki – Suzuki Musical Instruments Team

Hamamatsu, Suzuki Factory, Chromatic Harmonica, B3mk2 Hammond Organ, Jon Hammond, Koei Tanaka, #Concert #Hamamatsu #HammondOrgan

Jon Hammond P. Mauriat NAMM Session With Greg Osby System 76

August 18, 2016

#WATCH P.MAURIAT MOVIE HERE: Jon Hammond P. Mauriat NAMM Session With Greg Osby System 76

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Jon Hammond​ sitting down for a change, chilling out playing some tunes in the P.Mauriat stand with Greg Osby playing his custom System 76 alto saxophone

http://www.HammondCast.com – Pmauriat Albest​ P Mauriat HQ​ The NAMM Show​

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Jon Hammond: On the scene (photos and video by Jon Hammond): for Joel Selvin’s Book Release Party last night at Great American Music Hall – Jon actually attended Altamont entire event as well as his long-time friend Dr. Eugene L. Schoenfeld – who had come the night before with his VW van folks! :

“Altamont
The Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels, and the Inside Story of Rock’s Darkest Day

Joel:

by Joel Selvin” – It was a gathering of the tribes of sorts some 47 years later there at Great American Music Hall on O’Farrell Street San Francisco – The Release read:

“Please join us this evening as we celebrate the release of Joel
Selvin’s new book ‘Altamont’ – in addition to a book signing, there will
be a concert by Rudy Colombini & The Unauthorized Rolling Stones!
Admission is free & the doors open at 7pm!”

“Taking another look at the bloodshed of Altamont
By Aidin Vaziri Updated 4:44 pm, Monday, August 15, 2016”

Joel Selvin Takes Over Almost Entire Datebook Section of SF Chron:

Is it Zero Mostel? No it’s Robert Altman! – Jon Hammond: On the scene for Joel Selvin’s Book Release Party last night at Great American Music Hall:

Book Buyers — Jon Hammond: On the scene for Joel Selvin’s Book Release Party last night

“Four months after Woodstock celebrated the free-spirited nature of the
1960s, Altamont brought the decade to a crashing close. The free
festival, which took place at a speedway 50 miles east of San Francisco
on Dec. 6, 1969, lives in notoriety as one of rock music’s great
debacles — the site where 18-year-old Meredith Hunter was stabbed to
death as the Rolling Stones played “Under My Thumb.”
In his latest
book, “Altamont: The Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels, and the Inside
Story of Rock’s Darkest Day,” former Chronicle Pop Music Critic Joel
Selvin talks to the key players of the day to get the definitive account
of what went down when a crowd of 300,000, more than a dozen rock
groups and the Hells Angels — hired for $500 in beer to be stage guards —
came together in the arid valley. He celebrates the book’s release with
a signing party on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at Great American Music Hall,
featuring a set by Rudy Colombini and the Unauthorized Rolling Stones.
Selvin spoke to us about the lure of Altamont.
Q: What is it about Altamont that keeps us interested?

A: It’s one of the few dark days in the history of rock. This was the
anti-Woodstock. It also took place in December of 1969, so it bookmarked
the end of the ’60s in a chronological way. The loss of innocence that
day really is why this has lasted and why it endures as a cultural
touchstone.
Q: What compelled you to revisit an incident that happened nearly 50 years ago?

A: There was a story to be straightened out. “Gimme Shelter,” which was
produced in partnership with the Rolling Stones, is a great movie, but
it’s not a journalistic document. No one has touched this topic since
Rolling Stone magazine’s epic “Let It Bleed” issue in 1969. Until that
report came out, the media had presented Altamont as a triumph. The
Chronicle headline said, “300,000 Say It With Music.” The New York Times
noted the murder of one concert attendant in its story. Everyone fell
in with this “Woodstock of the West” myth.”…

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Jon Hammond Band at the Hammond Party for the new XK-5 Hammond organ, playing Jon’s tune Pocket Funk in Full HighDef on the new prototype organ with Kayleigh Moyer on the Sleishman Drum Co Mothertone drums, Chuggy Carter congas GON BOPS, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the XK5 (plays just like a B3 with Multi Contact keys!)

first night of Summer NAMM Show Nashville, Tennessee at the famous studios of SoundCheck Nashville- Pocket Funk as seen on Jon’s TV show Jon Hammond Show 34 years on Manhattan Neighborhood Network channel 1 – special thanks to Hammond Organ USA Gregory Gronowski & Scott May, Ray Gerlich long-time Hammond Technical Supervisor since 1976! also Mark Prentice M.D. for the evening, known as “Sound Soul Summit V” fine players all night long on the new org – Thanks to my friend Chuck Rainey the great studio bassist for coming and hanging with us all night long! And the Suzuki Musical Instruments Team makers of Hammond Organs and Leslie Speakers *from Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka, Japan http://www.HammondCast.com ‪#‎XK5‬ ‪#‎NAMMShow‬ ‪#‎Nashville‬ ‪#‎SummerNAMM‬ ‪#‎HammondOrgan‬

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Pocket Funk!

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2PM EST Jon Hammond Funk Unit kicking it off on the Nissan Stage at Summer NAMM Show Nashville Music City Center
Roland Barber – trombone, trumpet, sea shell
Cord Martin – tenor saxophone
Chuggy Carter – percussion
Louis Flip Winfield – drums
Lee Oskar – harmonica
Joe Berger – guitar
Jon Hammond – organ + bass
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Swingin’ Funky Jazz and Blues

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Altamont Book Release Party Author Joel Selvin Movie By Jon Hammond

August 18, 2016

#WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: Joel Selvin Movie By Jon Hammond

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Jon Hammond: On the scene (photos and video by Jon Hammond): for Joel Selvin’s Book Release Party last night at Great American Music Hall – Jon actually attended Altamont entire event as well as his long-time friend Dr. Eugene L. Schoenfeld – who had come the night before with his VW van folks! :

“Altamont
The Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels, and the Inside Story of Rock’s Darkest Day

Joel:

by Joel Selvin” – It was a gathering of the tribes of sorts some 47 years later there at Great American Music Hall on O’Farrell Street San Francisco – The Release read:

“Please join us this evening as we celebrate the release of Joel
Selvin’s new book ‘Altamont’ – in addition to a book signing, there will
be a concert by Rudy Colombini & The Unauthorized Rolling Stones!
Admission is free & the doors open at 7pm!”

“Taking another look at the bloodshed of Altamont
By Aidin Vaziri Updated 4:44 pm, Monday, August 15, 2016”

Joel Selvin Takes Over Almost Entire Datebook Section of SF Chron:

Is it Zero Mostel? No it’s Robert Altman! – Jon Hammond: On the scene for Joel Selvin’s Book Release Party last night at Great American Music Hall:

Book Buyers — Jon Hammond: On the scene for Joel Selvin’s Book Release Party last night

“Four months after Woodstock celebrated the free-spirited nature of the
1960s, Altamont brought the decade to a crashing close. The free
festival, which took place at a speedway 50 miles east of San Francisco
on Dec. 6, 1969, lives in notoriety as one of rock music’s great
debacles — the site where 18-year-old Meredith Hunter was stabbed to
death as the Rolling Stones played “Under My Thumb.”
In his latest
book, “Altamont: The Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels, and the Inside
Story of Rock’s Darkest Day,” former Chronicle Pop Music Critic Joel
Selvin talks to the key players of the day to get the definitive account
of what went down when a crowd of 300,000, more than a dozen rock
groups and the Hells Angels — hired for $500 in beer to be stage guards —
came together in the arid valley. He celebrates the book’s release with
a signing party on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at Great American Music Hall,
featuring a set by Rudy Colombini and the Unauthorized Rolling Stones.
Selvin spoke to us about the lure of Altamont.
Q: What is it about Altamont that keeps us interested?

A: It’s one of the few dark days in the history of rock. This was the
anti-Woodstock. It also took place in December of 1969, so it bookmarked
the end of the ’60s in a chronological way. The loss of innocence that
day really is why this has lasted and why it endures as a cultural
touchstone.
Q: What compelled you to revisit an incident that happened nearly 50 years ago?

A: There was a story to be straightened out. “Gimme Shelter,” which was
produced in partnership with the Rolling Stones, is a great movie, but
it’s not a journalistic document. No one has touched this topic since
Rolling Stone magazine’s epic “Let It Bleed” issue in 1969. Until that
report came out, the media had presented Altamont as a triumph. The
Chronicle headline said, “300,000 Say It With Music.” The New York Times
noted the murder of one concert attendant in its story. Everyone fell
in with this “Woodstock of the West” myth.”…

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/HammondPartyNightPocketFunkShakingOutTheNewXK5OrganInNashville

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Jon Hammond Band at the Hammond Party for the new XK-5 Hammond organ, playing Jon’s tune Pocket Funk in Full HighDef on the new prototype organ with Kayleigh Moyer on the Sleishman Drum Co Mothertone drums, Chuggy Carter congas GON BOPS, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the XK5 (plays just like a B3 with Multi Contact keys!)

first night of Summer NAMM Show Nashville, Tennessee at the famous studios of SoundCheck Nashville- Pocket Funk as seen on Jon’s TV show Jon Hammond Show 34 years on Manhattan Neighborhood Network channel 1 – special thanks to Hammond Organ USA Gregory Gronowski & Scott May, Ray Gerlich long-time Hammond Technical Supervisor since 1976! also Mark Prentice M.D. for the evening, known as “Sound Soul Summit V” fine players all night long on the new org – Thanks to my friend Chuck Rainey the great studio bassist for coming and hanging with us all night long! And the Suzuki Musical Instruments Team makers of Hammond Organs and Leslie Speakers *from Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka, Japan http://www.HammondCast.com ‪#‎XK5‬ ‪#‎NAMMShow‬ ‪#‎Nashville‬ ‪#‎SummerNAMM‬ ‪#‎HammondOrgan‬

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L to R Jon Hammond, Kayleigh Moyer, Frank Alkyer, Joe Berger – Summer NAMM Show Nashville

Pocket Funk!

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/2PMKickOffNissanStageSummerNAMMShow

2PM EST Jon Hammond Funk Unit kicking it off on the Nissan Stage at Summer NAMM Show Nashville Music City Center
Roland Barber – trombone, trumpet, sea shell
Cord Martin – tenor saxophone
Chuggy Carter – percussion
Louis Flip Winfield – drums
Lee Oskar – harmonica
Joe Berger – guitar
Jon Hammond – organ + bass
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Swingin’ Funky Jazz and Blues

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Lydia’s Tune – Jon Hammond Funk Unit on Nissan Stage Nashville https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit Nashville, Tennessee​ Music City Center, front line: Lee Oskar​ harmonica, Joe Berger​ guitar, Cord Martin​ tenor, Roland Barber​ trombone, Jon Hammond​ organ, Rhythm section Chuggy Carter​ congas & percussion, Louis Flip Winfield​ drums

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Front Line Jon Hammond Band 2 minutes before hit time on Nissan Stage – Summer NAMM Show Nashville Music City Center

Jon Hammond Nissan Stage – Nashville Music City Center

Jon Hammond Funk Unit on Nissan Stage – Summer NAMM Show Nashville Music City Center

Jon Hammond Funk Unit L to R Lee Oskar harmonica, Chuggy Carter congas & percussion, Joe Berger guitar, Cord Martin tenor saxophone, Roland Barber, trombone, trumpet, sea shell, Louis Flip Winfield drums, Gerg Herreman productions manager, Jon Hammond organ / leader / producer

Jimmy Dean and Roy Clark – NBC Tonight Show

Joel Selvin onstage giving spiel — Jon Hammond: On the scene for Joel Selvin’s Book Release Party last night at Great American Music Hall – Jon actually attended Altamont entire event as well as his long-time friend Dr. Eugene L. Schoenfeld – who had come the night before with his VW van folks! “Altamont
The Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels, and the Inside Story of Rock’s Darkest Day

by Joel Selvin” – It was a gathering of the tribes of sorts some 47 years later there at GAMH on O’Farrell Street San Francisco

Joel Selvin, SF Chron, Datebook, Great American Music Hall, #Altamont #Stones #JeffersonAirplane #HammondOrgan

Keith Emerson NAMM Movie by Jon Hammond

August 13, 2016

*WATCH KEITH EMERSON MOVIE HERE: Keith Emerson NAMM Movie by Jon Hammond

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In Memoriam: Folks,

I had the honor of playing just before Keith Emerson on the program Sound Soul Summit 2014 on the occasion of the First Hammond Hall of Fame Induction at Winter NAMM Anaheim California – this film takes place first at a special gathering upstairs in the Hilton Hotel with announcements by Stephen Fortner from Keyboard magazine, Keith speaks accepting the honor and pays tribute to Brother Jack McDuff a great inspiration to his playing and music, produces Jack’s actual hat – Plaque is awarded to Mr. Shuji Suzuki honoring 80th Anniversary of Hammond – all the Hammond Suzuki USA Team are there, Gregg Gregory Gronowski, Scott May and Suzuki Musical Instruments Team, Mr. Terada, Koei Tanaka, Mr. Ohtaka and company from Hamamatsu Japan – then downstairs for the live program for a packed house in the Hilton Lobby – thanks for watching & listening, thank you for your great life and work on the Hammond and Rock History KEITH EMERSON! Sincerely, Jon Hammond
Keith’s wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Emerson ‪#‎KeithEmerson‬ Keith Noel Emerson (2 November 1944 – 11 March 2016)
**In 2014, Emerson was inducted into the Hammond Hall of Fame by the Hammond Organ Company. – at The NAMM Show

Published August 12, 2016
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Keith Emerson with Brother Jack McDuff’s actual hat (aka Captain Jack McDuff) hat worn by the organist – Jon Hammond

Keith Emerson onstage at the New Hammond B3 organ – Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond onstage at the New Hammond B3 organ just prior to Keith Emerson’s set

Group shot Hammond Sound Soul Summit – Hilton Hotel The NAMM Show 2014 – Jon Hammond

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Keith Emerson NAMM Movie by Jon Hammond
from Jon Hammond13 hours ago

In 2014, Emerson was inducted into the Hammond Hall of Fame by the Hammond Organ Company.

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Enhanced Audio – NAMM Show Special: Jon Hammond Band plays Jon’s funk composition “Head Phone” at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel with Bernard Purdie drums, Koei Tanaka chromatic harmonica, Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the Hammond B3 http://www.HammondCast.com ©JON HAMMOND International

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jon in the early 70s

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

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

LATE RENT

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

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

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

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

LIVING ABROAD

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

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

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

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

PRESENT DAY

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

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

Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM presents special plaque to Mr. Shuji Suzuki President Suzuki Musical Instruments makers of Hammond Organs and Leslie Speaker in honor of 80th year of Hammond Organs and Keith Emerson speaking just before we went down to the stage – Jon Hammond

Keith Emerson, Emerson Lake & Palmer, The Nice, Jon Hammond, Soul Summit, #KeithEmerson #NAMMShow #HammondOrgan

Jazz Funk Tribute To Cannonball Adderley and Lutz Büchner With NDR Horns Jon Hammond Band

August 12, 2016

#WATCH JAZZ MOVIE HERE: Jazz Funk Tribute To Cannonball Adderley and Lutz Büchner

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Full High Definition #HighDef

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Jazz Funk Tribute to Cannonball Adderley and Lutz Büchner​ NDR Horns Jon Hammond Band​ – Auster Jazz Series concert Hamburg Eimsbüttel. Funky Heinz Lichius​ drums, Michael Leuschner​ trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor, Ernst-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 – Frank Blume, Torsten Wendt – Knut Benzner NDR Redaktion – Musik Rotthoff​ support – Gideon Schier / Baltic Soul Weekender http://www.HammondCast.com in Auster Bar​ #LutzBüchner #NDRJazz #MichaelLeuschner

Rest In Peace Lutz Büchner 5. August 1968 in Bremen; † 11. März 2016 in Tokio, Japan deutscher Jazzsaxophonist

Producer Jon Hammond
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#Deutsch :
Büchner studierte an der Musikhochschule Hamburg bei Herb Geller und arbeitete dann mit dem Posaunisten Ed Kröger. Seit 1994 war er Mitglied der NDR Bigband. Zwischen 1996 und 1998 trat er in Hamburg regelmäßig mit Lucas Lindholm, Heinz Lichius und Buggy Braune und Gästen wie Wolfgang Schlüter und Gene Jackson auf. Außerdem arbeitete er mit Jörg Achim Kellers Small Bigband und mit Jürgen Attigs Low X, mit der Band von Nils Gessinger.

Von 2000 bis 2004 war Büchner Mitglied der Band von Alex Riel, mit der er das Album live at Jive (mit Carsten Dahl und Jesper Lundgaard) einspielte, Tourneen durch Dänemark, Norwegen und Vietnam unternahm und im Rolf-Liebermann-Studio des NDR auftrat. Seit 2001 war er Mitglied in der Band von Joe Gallardo, mit der er bei verschiedenen Festivals auftrat und das Album A Latin Shade of Blue aufnahm. Seit 2011 gehörte er zu Addi Münsters Old Merrytale Jazzband

Mit dem eigenen Quartett (mit Sandra Hempel, Heinz Lichius und Pepe Berns) trat Büchner 2005 bei den 2. Hamburger Jazztagen in der Kampnagel-Fabrik auf. Im selben Jahr entstand mit dem Trio Konnex (mit Björn Lücker und Philipp Steen) das gleichnamige Album, das im Folgejahr erschien. 2006 erschien Büchners Album Ring (mit Sandra Hempel, Danny Gottlieb, Vladislav Sendecki, Paul Imm und Jürgen Attig).

Mit der NDR Bigband trat Büchner bei Festivals in London, Chicago, Paris, New York und Peking auf und nahm an Tourneen durch Südamerika, Spanien, Portugal und Südafrika teil. Während einer Japan-Tournee der NDR-Bigband starb er in Tokio im Alter von 47 Jahren an einem Herzinfarkt. Er hinterlässt seine Frau und einen Sohn.[1]

Joachim Knuth, Programmdirektor Hörfunk beim NDR, schrieb zum Tod Büchners:

„Die Nachricht vom Tod Lutz Büchners macht mich sehr betroffen. Ich habe ihn als einen liebenswürdigen Menschen erlebt, der leidenschaftlich mit und für Musik lebte. Lutz Büchner hatte den Jazz im Blut. Er liebte den spielerischen Umgang mit der Musik, die Improvisation. Der Tod dieses beeindruckenden Saxofonisten ist für die NDR Bigband, für den NDR, ein großer Verlust.“

– Joachim Knuth: NDR-Online.de; 12. März 2016[1]

Die offizielle Trauerfeier fand am 5. April 2016 in Hamburg statt, zu der auch Büchners musikalischer Begleiter Al Jarreau aus den USA angereist war. Während des Trauerzuges wurden Lieder im Stil einer Jazz-Beerdigung aus Jarreaus Heimatstadt New Orleans gespielt.

Mourning Lutz Büchner – Jon Hammond :
https://www.facebook.com/notes/jon-hammond/mourning-lutz-büchner/10156648708165287

Folks, I am really in shock from hearing news of the unexpected and very sad death of my good friend Lutz Büchner! I really didn’t want to say it on the internet after receiving the horrible news in communications with our mutual good friend and fellow musician / bandmate Heinz Lichius. This is so hard to get my head around and accept it but I know it’s true that Lutz suffered a fatal heart attack while on tour in Tokyo Japan with his beloved NDR-bigband with Peter Erskine on the band – I can see Lutz’ smile and hear his voice and music in my mind like it was yesterday – and we spoke and played together so many times. So now I see the news releases are already out on the news FEEDS from the NDR, Hamburger Abendblatt etc. and a few too-early mentions on the Facebook, so I know it’s time to write a few words for those of you who might not know of Lutz Büchner, as follows: As Joe Gallardo the great trombonist and long-time colleague of Lutz’ said in email to me last night: “As you well know, Lutz was first of all a great human being and secondly, he was a masterful player. Lutz was my brother. We will all miss him.” – The very first time I met Lutz was in 1995 on a rainy night in Hamburg Eimsbüttel at the Thursday night weekly jazz session in Jazzclub Birdland – I had heard him the week before and pushed my Hammond organ on the wheels through the rain to the club and got there real early, Hr. Reichert the owner opened up the club and I was telling Mr. Reichert I came the week before but didn’t get to play so “early bird gets the worm…and maybe I’ll get to play with Lutz Büchner!” – well we did it and by good luck my friend Joris Dudli the great drummer was there – it was magic from the first hit. That’s where it started, I was living in Hamburg to play music and write tunes – like so many musicians following in the footsteps of The Beatles, by invitation of my sponsor Knut Benzner journalist moderator on the NDR. From then on together with main man Heinz Lichius drums who I had met just before when Heinz came over to meet me one afternoon – Heinz had recommended to check out Lutz, one of the finest rising musicians on the Hamburg scene. We had a lot of great times together on the bandstand and off from that time on – we played in Hamburg and his hometown of Bremen – turned out to be that Lutz was a real life jazz angel who saved my life at least twice, one time involving bringing me to the hospital / krankenhaus and translating to me what they were about to do to me – we escaped out the side door and the doctor came to our gig that night! I met Lutz’ Mom and Dad beautiful people when they came to hear us play in Bremen at Studio club April 7, 1998 – and most recently our last gigs together with my favorite musicians Michael Leuschner, (Heinz Lichius of course) “Fiete” Ernst-Friedrich Fiete Felsch NDR horn section brothers along with Joe Berger guitar, probably best gig of my life – Lutz was so happy to have found his love with his wife Bettina and he was always crazy about his son Asmus and his step daughters by Bettina, the happiest I have ever seen him, he glowed in the dark he had that much joy! — Back in 2005 I had an idea, I said to my long-time girlfriend Jennifer: Lutz is one of the greatest saxophonists I ever heard, I want to feature him on a CD release, he could be making a great record every day! I couldn’t believe that he didn’t have any feature albums out at that point – so I discussed it with Knut Benzner and we all co-produced a recording session for this purpose in the famous Studio 1 at NDR, the NDR SESSIONS Projekt was born, with the addition of “Joe G” / Joe Gallardo on trombone and Heinz Lichius and myself, Rudolf Grosser at the controls big SSL console, we started playing in the morning and I played through the magic bass amp belonging to Lucas Lindholm – the boys took one long coffee break and other than that we recorded tunes all day long – I am so grateful that I’ll always have this recording date together with Lutz, of course later on Lutz came out with more records – but this one for me is my special keepsake that went down with the blessings of NDR with the help of Knut Benzner and Axel Dürr. So many stories I can tell you, but most importantly everybody loved Lutz, I know there are a lot of tears flowing now around Hamburg and Bremen, my heart goes out to Lutz’ Family, Friends and Musicians music brothers and sisters! The 2nd to the last time we played together, I hadn’t seen Lutz for a while and he told me about a real miracle of survival when he was driving on the autobahn with Bettina and the kinder all his happy Family in the car, I think there was ice on the road – a car slammed in to the back of his car demolishing the car, but Lutz’ horns were in the trunk – they all got crushed but it saved his Family! They were all shaken up but OK – the lucky star was shining over them, and even though Lutz is not with us physically anymore, his lucky star will always be shining – he was competely dedicated to the NDR-bigband family of musicians and his own Family – always a huge inspiration to me as a person and master musician, rest in peace my very special good friend Lutz Büchner – my deepest and most sincere condolences go out to Lutz’ Mom and Dad and Bettina and his son Asmus and step children by Bettina – all the folks who know and love Lutz, sincerely, Jon Hammond

L to R Michael Leuschner, Heinz Lichius, Lutz Büchner, Jon Hammond, ‘Fiete’ Ernst-Friedrich Fiete Felsch

Regina Niteclub L to R (Barry Finnerty’s guitar neck), Lutz Büchner tenor, Jon Hammond organ on Grosse Freiheit

Newessbar Hamburg Altona L to R Lutz Büchner, Heinz Lichius, Joe Berger, Jon Hammond, Olaf Gödecke

Foto by Gunther Zint in INDRA – L to R Joe Berger, Heinz Lichius, Lutz Büchner, Jon Hammond

Report / Obituary from Stefan Gerdes NDR: https://www.ndr.de/orchester_chor/bigband/band/Trauer-um-Lutz-Buechner,buechner146.html – Stand: 12.03.2016 15:00 Uhr – Lesezeit: ca.4 Min. Trauer um Lutz Büchner “Der Saxofonist Lutz Büchner ist am 11. März während einer Japan-Tour der NDR Bigband im Alter von 47 Jahren an den Folgen eines Herzinfarkts verstorben. Es war ein großes Glück für die NDR Bigband, den Menschen und Musiker Lutz Büchner seit 22 Jahren in ihren Reihen zu haben. Er war ein grandioser, ein wahrhaft bedeutender Saxofonist mit einer unverkennbaren, einzigartigen Spielweise, die selbst dem ältesten und schon oft gehörten Jazzstandard immer wieder neue Seiten abgewinnen konnte. Vor allem aber brachte er auch seine Persönlichkeit in die Band ein: seinen Humor, sein ausgeglichenes Temperament und sein großes Interesse an allen Dingen des Lebens, das weit über die Musik hinaus reichte. Lutz Büchner war ein echter Teamplayer, vor und hinter den Kulissen.

Knuth: “Er lebte leidenschaftlich für und mit Musik”
Joachim Knuth, NDR Programmdirektor Hörfunk: “Die Nachricht vom Tod Lutz Büchners macht mich sehr betroffen. Ich habe ihn als einen liebenswürdigen Menschen erlebt, der leidenschaftlich mit und für Musik lebte. Lutz Büchner hatte den Jazz im Blut. Er liebte den spielerischen Umgang mit der Musik, die Improvisation. Der Tod dieses beeindruckenden Saxofonisten ist für die NDR Bigband, für den NDR, ein großer Verlust. Meine Gedanken sind in diesen Stunden bei der Familie und den Freunden Lutz Büchners.” Programmhinweis
In Erinnerung an Lutz Büchner stellen wir in der Sendung am 20. März ab 22.05 Uhr einige seiner schönesten Aufnahmen mit der NDR Bigband vor. — Fasziniert von Miles Davis
Lutz Büchner wurde am 5. August 1968 in Bremen geboren. Er interessierte sich schon früh für Musik, bekam klassischen Klarinettenunterricht und entdeckte als Teenager nach einem Konzertbesuch den Jazz. Als er den Trompeter Miles Davis hörte, faszinierte ihn die Möglichkeit, sich auch jenseits der geschrieben Noten auf eine ganz persönliche Weise ausdrücken zu können. Dieser improvisierten, sich immer neu erfindenden Musik wollte er sich widmen.

Lutz Büchner kam nach Hamburg und studierte Saxofon bei Herb Geller, dem damals bekanntesten Solisten der NDR Bigband. Schon bald spielte er dort im Saxofonsatz – zunächst als Gast, seit 1994 als festes Mitglied. In den Mittelpunkt zog es ihn, den eher besonnen Menschen, dabei nicht so sehr. Aber wenn das Scheinwerferlicht auf ihn zeigte und er zum Solo ansetzte, dann entwickelte sein Spiel eine ganz besondere Wirkung: Mit geschlossenen Augen stand er da, die Töne flossen ebenso überraschend wie logisch aus seinem Instrument, sein ganzer Körper schien sich dabei in Musik zu verwandeln.

In seinem Spiel steckte besondere Tiefe
Viele Gäste der NDR Bigband haben ihn und sein Spiel so erlebt und geschätzt: Jazzgrößen wie Al Jarreau, Bobby McFerrin, João Bosco, Omar Sosa oder Abdullah Ibrahim genossen es, wenn Lutz Büchner neben ihnen spielte. Der Amerikaner Dale Wilson widmete ihm und seinem Saxofon-Kollegen Fiete Felsch eine ganze Big-Band-Suite, und die Komponistin Maria Schneider wollte ihn nach einem Besuch bei der NDR Bigband am liebsten gleich nach New York mitnehmen. Es waren nicht nur seine technischen Fertigkeiten und seine nahezu grenzenlosen Ausdrucksmöglichkeiten, mit denen Lutz Büchner so begeisterte. In seinem Spiel steckte eine besondere Tiefe. “Es ist sein Sound”, sagte Maria Schneider einmal, “Lutz berührt mich.”

Solistische Höhenflüge und zarte Lyrik
In der Improvisation spiegelt sich ja immer der ganze Mensch. So konnte Lutz Büchner auf dem Tenorsaxofon unendlich packend, mitreißend und kraftvoll spielen. Unvergessen ist sein solistischer Höhenflug in der Duke-Ellington-Hommage “Diminuendo, crescendo and crescendissimo in blue”, in der er minutenlang ein loderndes Feuer immer neu entfachte, bis die Zuschauer bei einem Auftritt der NDR Bigband in New York am Schluss buchstäblich aus den Sitzen gerissen wurden. Seine andere, lyrische Seite war besonders stark auf der Klarinette zu hören, auf der er zu den außergewöhnlichsten Stimmen des modernen Jazz zählte, vielleicht sogar weltweit. Intim und zart, wie gehaucht schwebten die Töne in die Luft, jeder von ihnen hatte Bedeutung.

Nicht nur in der NDR Bigband, auch in eigenen Formationen waren sein ausgeprägtes Spiel und seine ausgefeilten Kompositionen zu hören. Mit seinem Quartett (mit Sandra Hempel, Heinz Lichius und Pepe Berns) trat Lutz Büchner 2005 bei den 2. Hamburger Jazztagen in der Kampnagel-Fabrik auf. Im selben Jahr entstand mit dem Trio Connex (mit Björn Lücker und Philipp Steen) ein gleichnamiges Album, und 2006 erschien seine vielbeachtete, von der Kritik hochgelobte CD “Ring”.

“Mein Ziel ist es”, hat Lutz Büchner einmal gesagt, “ganz im Moment zu spielen.” Wir verdanken ihm viele unvergessliche Momente. Mit ihm verlieren wir einen lieben Menschen, einen großen Künstler und einen wunderbaren Kollegen.

Stefan Gerdes
Redaktion NDR Bigband/Jazzredaktion
Google Translation of Stefan Gerdes’ obituary of Lutz Büchner: Trauer um Lutz Büchner — The saxophonist Lutz Büchner died on March 11 during a Japan tour the NDR Bigband at the age of 47 years to a heart attack. It was a great happiness for the NDR Bigband, to have the man and musician Lutz Büchner for 22 years in its ranks. He was a magnificent, truly significant saxophonist with an unmistakable, unique play that even the oldest and often included jazz standard could abgewinnen new pages repeatedly. Above all, he also expressed his personality in the band a: his humor, his even temperament and his great interest in all things in life, which extended far beyond the music. Lutz Büchner was a real team player, before and behind the scenes.
Knuth: “He lived passionately and with music”
Joachim Knuth, NDR program director Radio: “The news of the death Lutz Büchner makes me very concerned I have experienced him as an amiable man who lived passionately and music Lutz Büchner had the Jazz in the blood He loved the playful use of… the music, the improvisation. the death of this impressive saxophonist for the NDR Bigband, for NDR, a great loss. My thoughts are at this time with the family and friends Lutz Büchner. ”
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Daughter Lutz Büchner we in the mission on March 20, from 22:05 some of his most beautiful recordings with the NDR Bigband ago.
Fascinated by Miles Davis
Lutz Büchner was born on August 5, 1968 in Bremen. He took an early interest in music, got classical clarinet lessons and discovered as a teenager after a concert jazz. When he heard the trumpeter Miles Davis, he was fascinated by the opportunity to express themselves beyond the written notes on a very personal way. he wanted to devote himself to this improvised, always reinventing music.
Lutz Büchner came to Hamburg and studied saxophone with Herb Geller, the then famous soloists the NDR Bigband. Soon he was playing in saxophone sentence – initially as a guest, since 1994 as a permanent member. In the center, he moved, the more prudent people, not so much. But when the spotlight was on him and he started to Solo, then developed his game a very special effect: With eyes closed, he stood there, the sounds flowed as surprising as logically from his instrument, his whole body seemed to be doing in music to transform , — In his game put special depth
Many guests of the NDR Bigband have him and his game so experienced and appreciated: jazz greats such as Al Jarreau, Bobby McFerrin, João Bosco, or Omar Sosa Abdullah Ibrahim enjoyed it when Lutz Büchner played next to them. The Americans Dale Wilson dedicated to him and his saxophone colleagues Fiete Felsch a whole big band suite, and the composer Maria Schneider wanted to take him for a visit to the NDR Bigband prefer equal to New York. It was not just his technique and its almost limitless expressive possibilities with which Lutz Büchner enthusiastic way. In his play put a special depth. “It is his sound,” Maria Schneider once said, “Lutz touched me.”

Soloistic booms and delicate poetry
In the improvisation so the whole man always reflects. So Lutz Büchner could play endlessly enthralling, exciting and powerful on the tenor saxophone. Unforgotten is his solo flight of the Duke Ellington Tribute “diminuendo, crescendo and crescendissimo in blue”, in which he several minutes a blazing fire always rekindled until the audience literally at a performance of the NDR Bigband in New York at the end of the Sitting were torn. His other, lyrical side was particularly strong to listen to the clarinet, on which he was one of the most extraordinary voices of modern jazz, perhaps the world. Intimate and delicate, like breathy floated the sounds in the air, each of them had meaning.

Not only in the NDR Bigband, even in his own formations were heard his strong play and his polished compositions. With his quartet (Sandra Hempel, Heinz Lichius and Pepe Berns) joined Lutz Büchner 2005 at the 2nd Hamburg jazz days in the Kampnagel factory. In the same year (with Björn Lücker and Philipp Steen) was created with the trio Connex a self-titled album, and in 2006 he released his highly acclaimed, highly acclaimed by critics CD “Ring”.

“My goal is,” Lutz Büchner once said, “to play the very moment.” We owe him many unforgettable moments. With him we lose a loved one, a great artist and a wonderful colleague.

Stefan Gerdes
Editorial NDR Big band / jazz editorial

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Lydia’s Tune – Jon Hammond Funk Unit on Nissan Stage Nashville https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit Nashville, Tennessee​ Music City Center, front line: Lee Oskar​ harmonica, Joe Berger​ guitar, Cord Martin​ tenor, Roland Barber​ trombone, Jon Hammond​ organ, Rhythm section Chuggy Carter​ congas & percussion, Louis Flip Winfield​ drums

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Front Line Jon Hammond Band 2 minutes before hit time on Nissan Stage – Summer NAMM Show Nashville Music City Center

Jon Hammond Nissan Stage – Nashville Music City Center

Jon Hammond Funk Unit on Nissan Stage – Summer NAMM Show Nashville Music City Center

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Jimmy Dean and Roy Clark – NBC Tonight Show

Roy Clark American Eagle Awards and Emmylou Harris award recipient looking on from her table

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Jon Hammond with his good friends – Suzuki Musical Instruments Corp. from Hamamatsu Japan at Hammond Party introducing XK-5 Prototype organ

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Roy Clark and Glen Campbell playing on one guitar – Roy and Glen are dear old friends, 2 of the most successful guitarists in the world

Roy Clark on Hee Haw long-running television show with Buck Owens and Tennessee Ernie Ford #HeeHaw

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Jon Hammond and Roy Clark in the Green Room at American Eagle Awards –

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Roy Clark Television Interview with Jon Hammond just before Roy appeared on the American Eagle Awards in Nashville Tennessee during Summer NAMM Show – Roy Clark an American Living Legend and long-time member of The Grand Ole Opry and The Country Music Hall of Fame – Roy’s wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Clark

Roy Linwood Clark (born April 15, 1933) is an American country music musician and performer. He is best known for hosting Hee Haw, a nationally televised country variety show, from 1969 to 1992. Roy Clark has been an important and influential figure in country music, both as a performer and helping to popularize the genre.
During the 1970s, Clark frequently guest-hosted for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show and enjoyed a 30-million viewership for Hee Haw. Clark is highly regarded and renowned as a guitarist and banjo player, and is also skilled on classical guitar and several other instruments. Although he has had hit songs as a pop vocalist (e.g., “Yesterday, When I Was Young” and “Thank God and Greyhound”), his instrumental skill has had an enormous effect on generations of bluegrass and country musicians. He has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry, since 1987[1][2] and The Country Music Hall of Fame. BIOGRAPHY: Born in Meherrin, Virginia, Clark lived as a teenager in southeast Washington, D.C., where his father worked at the Washington Navy Yard. At 14, Clark began playing banjo, guitar, and mandolin, and by age 15 he had already won two National Banjo Championships[3] and world banjo/guitar flatpick championships. He was simultaneously pursuing a sporting career, first as a baseball player and then as a boxer, before dedicating himself solely to music. At 17, he had his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry.
At the age of 23, Clark obtained his pilot’s license and then bought a 1953 Piper Tri-Pacer (N1132C), which he flew for many years. This plane was raffled off on December 17, 2012, to benefit the charity Wings of Hope.[4] He has owned other planes, including a Mitsubishi MU-2, Stearman PT-17[5] and Mitsubishi MU-300 Diamond 1A bizjet.[6]
By 1955, he was a regular on Jimmy Dean’s Washington, D.C., television program. Dean, who valued punctuality among musicians in his band, the Texas Wildcats, fired Clark for habitual tardiness, telling him, “You’re the most talented person I’ve ever fired.” Clark married Barbara Joyce Rupard on August 31, 1957.[7] In 1960, Clark went out to Las Vegas, where he worked as a guitarist in a band led by former West Coast Western Swing bandleader-comedian Hank Penny. During the very early 1960s, he was also prominent in the backing band for Wanda Jackson—known as the Party Timers—during the latter part of her rockabilly period.[8]
When Dean was tapped to host The Tonight Show in the early 1960s, he asked Clark to appear, introducing him to a national audience for the first time. Subsequently, Clark appeared on The Beverly Hillbillies as a recurring character (actually two: he played businessman Roy Halsey and Roy’s mother, Myrtle). Once, on an episode of the Sunday evening Jackie Gleason Show dedicated to country music, Clark played a blistering rendition of “Down Home”. Later, he appeared on an episode of The Odd Couple wherein he played “Malagueña”.[9]
In 1963, Clark signed to Capitol Records and had three top ten hits. He switched to Dot Records and again scored hits. He later recorded for ABC Records, which had acquired Dot, and MCA Records, which absorbed the ABC label.
Clark as “Myrtle Halsey” on The Beverly Hillbillies, 1968.
In the mid ’60s, he co-hosted, along with Buck Owens, a weekday daytime country variety series for NBC entitled “Swingin’ Country”, which was cancelled after two seasons. In 1969, Clark and Buck Owens were the hosts of Hee Haw. The show was dropped by CBS Television in 1971 but continued to run in syndication for twenty-one more years. During its tenure, Clark was a member of the Million Dollar Band and participated in a host of comedy sketches. In 1983, Clark opened the Roy Clark Celebrity Theatre in Branson, Missouri, becoming the first country music star to have his own venue there, thus beginning a trend which led to Branson becoming a center of live music performance, as it is today. Many of the celebrities who play in Branson first performed at the Roy Clark Celebrity Theatre.
Clark frequently played in Branson during the 1980s and 1990s. He has since sold the venue (now owned by the Hughes Brothers and renamed the Hughes American Family Theatre) and gone back to a fairly light touring schedule, which usually includes a performance with Ramona Jones and the Jones Family Band at their annual tribute to Clark’s old Hee Haw co-star Grandpa Jones in Mountain View, Arkansas.[citation needed]
In addition to his musical skill, Clark has often displayed his talents as a comedian and actor. During his years on Hee Haw, Clark entertained with numerous comedy sketches, including a recurring feature where he played the clerk of the “Empty Arms Hotel”. Clark released several albums of his comedic performances, to varying critical acclaim and commercial success. Clark is one of the few surviving regular male cast members from the show.[citation needed]
Clark has endorsed Mosrite, Gretsch, and many other brands of guitars during his career. He currently endorses Heritage Guitars, which makes a Roy Clark model. On August 22, 1987, Clark was made a member of the Grand Ole Opry. He plays an annual benefit concert at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, the proceeds of which go to fund scholarships for aspiring musicians.[citation needed]
For many years Clark has made his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Roy Clark Elementary School in Tulsa’s Union School District was named in his honor in 1978. Fellow Oklahoma resident Mickey Mantle arranged for Clark to sing “Yesterday When I Was Young” at his funeral (which Clark did in 1995).[10]
On May 17, 2009, Clark was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame along with Barbara Mandrell and Charlie McCoy. On September 23, 2010, Clark sang “God Bless America” during the seventh-inning stretch at Dodger Stadium in a game featuring the Los Angeles Dodgers versus the San Diego Padres. On April 12, 2011, Clark was honored by the Oklahoma House of Representatives. He will be honored by the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame as Oklahoma’s Music Ambassador for Children and will be presented with a commendation from Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin.

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Roy Clark and Jon Hammond in Nashville Tennessee at the American Eagle Awards

American Eagle Awards, Roy with awardees Vince Gill & Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill – John Conlee from Grand Ole Opry

Roy Clark playing his famous Gibson Byrdland

Jon Hammond playing his famous Gibson Byrdland

Flip Wilson (December 8, 1933 – November 25, 1998) and Roy Clark

Jon Hammond and Roy Clark in the Green Room at American Eagle Awards

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Landesjugendjazzorchester zu Gast in Penzlin *LINK: http://kultur-port.de/index.php/kunst-kultur-news/11864-landesjugendjazzorchester-zu-gast-in-penzlin.html

Auch in diesem Jahr darf der schon zum Kult gewordene Auftritt des Landesjugendjazzorchesters in der Reihe „Musik aus MV“der Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern nicht fehlen. Unter der Leitung von Michael Leuschner spielen die jungen Musiker am Freitag, den 31. Juli um 19:30 Uhr ein abwechslungsreiches Programm, mit Werken von Fats Waller bis Jimmy Smith. Für das Konzert im Innenhof der Burg Penzlin konnte der amerikanische Jazzorganist Jon Hammond als Gast gewonnen werden.

Das Landesjugendjazzorchester MV ist ein 1998 ins Leben gerufenes Projekt des Landesmusikrates M-V e. V. und gibt den talentiertesten Nachwuchsjazzern des Bundeslandes eine hervorragende Plattform des gemeinsamen Musizierens. Interessierte junge Musiker im Alter von 14 – 26 Jahren haben hier die Möglichkeit, unter professioneller Anleitung das musikalische Zusammenspiel in einem Jazzorchester und die Grundlagen der Improvisation zu erlernen, sich mit anderen weiter zu entwickeln und überregional zu präsentieren. In klassischer Bigband-Besetzung (5 Saxophone, 4 Posaunen, 4 Trompeten, Rhythmusgruppe) wird jedes Jahr in zwei Arbeitsphasen und regelmäßigen Sectionproben ein Programm erarbeitet, dem eine musikalische Thematik zu Grunde liegt. Eine zusätzliche Vertiefung entsteht durch das Begleiten von international anerkannten Solisten. Das LaJazzO M-V ist mittlerweile zu einem musikalischen Aushängeschild des Bundeslandes geworden und regelmäßiger Gast bei den Festspielen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Schon vielen, heute erfolgreichen Profi-Musikern diente das Orchester als Sprungbrett. Das LaJazzO MV wird vom Kultusministerium und dem NDR gefördert und erhielt 2007 den Kulturpreis des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Der in Hamburg lebende Trompeter und Jazzdozent Michael Leuschner bekam seine Ausbildung an der University of North Texas. Er erhielt den „Bachelor in Jazz Studies“ und den „Master in Trumpet Performance“ (Klassik). Als Nebenfach studierte er Jazzpädagogik und wurde parallel zum Studium mit der Leitung von Jazzensembles betraut. Seit 1992 ist er regelmäßig Gastmusiker in der NDR Big Band, wirkte bei Produktionen des Deutschen Schauspielhauses mit und spielte Filmmusik mit den Hamburger Symphonikern. Er ist Mitbegründer der Hamburger „Count Pauli Big Band“, des Trios „Feld Neun“ und der konzertanten Lesung mit Christian Brückner: „Prince of Darkness“, eine Hommage an das Lebenswerk von Miles Davis.

Jon Hammond, Sohn des berühmten Plattenproduzenten Jon Hammond, studierte am renommierten Berklee College of Music in San Francisco. In der Jazz- und Bluesszene ist er vor allem als Gitarrist bekannt, beherrscht aber auch die Instrumente Akkordeon, Klavier und vor allem Jazzorgel perfekt. Seine Karriere startete er bereits mit zwölf Jahren, zuerst als Solo-Akkordeonist, später dann an der Hammond-Orgel. Er leitet seine eigene Radioshow „Jon Hammond’s Afternoon Slide“.

Die Burg Penzlin steht in historischem Zusammenhang mit einer aus dem 9. Jahrhundert stammenden slawischen Wallburg, die als Vorburg diente. Als Vorläufer der Alten Burg gelten Baureste des Schlosses der Fürsten zu Werle aus dem 13. Jahrhundert. Ebenso wie die Fundamente der imposanten Penzliner Marienkirche sind auch diese Zeugnisse der Ostkolonisation und der damit verbundenen Christianisierung der heidnischen Slawen. Im 15. Jahrhundert gelangte das Geschlecht derer von Maltzan in den Besitz der Burg. Im Jahre 1812 wurde zwischen den Wällen der slawischen Wallburg die „Neue Burg” als Ersatzbau für die Alte Burg errichtet. Schon 1881 konnte die im Ergebnis zahlreicher Umformungsprozesse eigentümliche Burggestalt der Alten Burg das wissenschaftliche Interesse des bekannten Begründers der Burgenforschung Otto Piper (1841 – 1921) auf sich ziehen, der den Ruf der Burg als herausragendes Geschichtsdenkmal maßgeblich mitbegründete. Heute bildet die Alte Burg derer von Maltzan nach umfangreichen Rekonstruktionsarbeiten mit ihrem slawischen Wall, dem Burghof, dem Burggarten sowie Resten der alten Stadtmauer wieder eine in sich geschlossene Anlage.

Quelle: Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern GmbH

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„Organ meets Bigband“ – LaJazzO MV feat. Jon Hammond (organ) – das Landesjugendjazzorchester Mecklenburg / Landesjugendorchester Mecklenburg Vorpommern​ (LaJazzO MV) Penzlin, Burginnenhof
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17217 Penzlin – Junge Talente treffen Profi: Das Landesjugendjazzorchester als bester Jazznachwuchs aus ganz Mecklenburg-Vorpommern tritt bei diesem Konzert mit dem US-Amerikaner Jon Hammond, einem der legendärsten Hammondorgelspieler der Welt, auf. Eindrucksvolle Kulisse ist die aus dem 16. Jahrhundert stammende Burg in Penzlin, in der unter freiem Himmel vielseitiger Bigbandjazz dargeboten wird. Der Trompeter und Bigband-Leader Michael Leuschner führt unterhaltsam durch das Programm, das Klassiker wie vom phänomenalen Jimmy Smith parat hat. – diesmal mit dem New Yorker Jazzorganisten Jon Hammond​.
Das Jugendensemble steht synonym für den besten Jazznachwuchs aus ganz Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Als Projekt des Landesmusikrates M-V e. V. gibt es – gefördert vom NDR und dem Bildungsministerium M-V – den talentiertesten jungen Jazzern unseres Landes eine hervorragende Plattform für gemeinsames Musizieren. Musiker im Alter von 14-26 Jahren haben hier die Möglichkeit, unter professioneller Anleitung das musikalische Zusammenspiel in einem Jazzorchester und die Grundlagen der Improvisation zu erlernen. Vielen, heute erfolgreichen Musikern diente das Orchester bislang als Sprungbrett. Unter der Leitung des Trompeters und Jazzdozenten Michael Leuschner ist das LaJazzO zu einem beeindruckenden Klangkörper, einem musikalischen Aushängeschild für Mecklenburg-Vorpommern herangereift und spielt regelmäßig im Programm der Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern​ / M-V.
Nachdem sich in den vergangenen Jahren das LaJazzO MV mit den in der Big Band vorkommenden Instrumenten musikalisch auseinandersetzte, wird in 2015 die Jazzorgel musikalisch thematisiert werden. Unter dem Titel „Organ meets Big Band“ wird dieses sehr traditionsreiche Instrument der Jazzgeschichte in den Mittelpunkt der Konzertreihe im folgenden Jahr gestellt. Als Jazzinstrument wurde es von Fats Waller in den 30er Jahren eingeführt und hatte seine Hochzeit in den 50er Jahren durch seine Vertreter wie Jimmy Smith. Der international renommierte New Yorker Jazzorganist Jon Hammond wird zusammen mit dem LaJazzO MV unter der Leitung von Michael Leuschner den besonderen Charme dieses Instrumentes wieder zum Leben erwecken. Im Programm sind unter anderem Titel von Jimmy Smith, arrangiert von Steve Gray – eine Leihgabe aus dem Archiv der NDR Bigband​.
Jon Hammond studierte in den siebziger Jahren am Berklee College of Music​ und am City College San Francisco. Konzertreisen führten ihn quer durch die Vereinigten Staaten und Kanada. In seiner eigenen ‚Jon Hammond Show‘ spielte er mit Musikern wie Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge und vielen anderen. Auch in Europa fand und findet seine Musik unverändert viele Anhänger. Die Medien berichten wiederholt von einem unverwechselbaren und prägenden Sound. Jon Hammond hat u.a. auf der 20. Frankfurter musikmesse​ mitgewirkt und tritt vornehmlich in Hamburg auf. „The Jon Hammond Show“ is a funky, swinging Jazz instrumental revue, featuring notable international soloists and reflecting the influences of Miles Davis, The Crusaders and Jimmy Smith.
Leitung: Michael Leuschner – http://www.HammondCast.com
Organ meets Big Band in Penzlin, Burginnenhof – Das Landesjugendjazzorchester​ MV und Jon Hammond *Member Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM​ / AFM Local 6​ – as seen on Manhattan Neighborhood Network​ Channel 1 – TV Producers of Manhattan Neighborhood Network [MNN]​

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Penzlin Wiki https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penzlin

Penzlin (umgangssprachlich auch: Punschendörp) ist eine Stadt im Landkreis Mecklenburgische Seenplatte in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Deutschland). Die Stadt ist Sitz der Verwaltung des Amtes Penzliner Land, dem drei weitere Gemeinden angehören. Der Ort bei Neubrandenburg ist ein Grundzentrum.

Bundesland: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Landkreis: Mecklenburgische Seenplatte
Amt: Penzliner Land
Höhe: 56 m ü. NHN
Fläche: 115,47 km²
Einwohner: 4237 (31. Dez. 2013)[1]
Bevölkerungsdichte: 37 Einwohner je km²
Postleitzahlen: 17217, 17219

Die Stadt liegt am östlichen Rand des Müritz-Nationalparkes, 28 Kilometer östlich von Waren (Müritz) und 110 Kilometer nördlich von Berlin. Der Große Stadtsee im Südosten Penzlins, ein See der Mecklenburger Seenplatte, ist wie die anderen Seen der Seenplatte ein Produkt der letzten Eisvorstöße der Weichseleiszeit, zwischen den Endmoränenzügen des Pommerschen (Nordosten) und des Frankfurter Stadiums (Südwesten).

Die Stadt Penzlin ging aus einer slawischen Siedlung hervor. Am Penzliner Stadtsee befindet sich eine noch heute sichtbare slawische Wehranlage aus dem 10. bis 13. Jahrhundert. Sie wird auch als Englischer Garten bezeichnet.

Der Ort wurde zuerst um 1170 mit dem altpolabischen Personennamen „Parcelin“ erwähnt in der (verfälschten) Bestätigungsurkunde des Klosters Broda. Im 13. Jahrhundert hieß er zunächst Pancilin, dann Pentzelyn und 1263 schließlich Pentzelin.

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Blick von der Burg Penzlin auf die historische Ortsmitte
Der deutschrechtliche Ort muss vor 1226 gegründet worden sein. Im Jahr 1263 bestätigt Fürst Nikolaus I. von Werle den „cives“ von Penzlin die Privilegien, die sein Vater Heinrich Borwin II. ihnen gegeben hatte. Seit 1263 ist Penzlin Stadt, bewidmet mit Schweriner Recht. In dieser Zeit wird die Alte Burg gebaut. Spätestens seit 1274 war Penzlin Sitz eines landesherrlichen Vogtes.

Lutz Büchner here on The Jon Hammond Band last performance together, incredible musician!

Tribute, Cannonball Adderley, Lutz Büchner, Jon Hammond, #NDRJazz #Saxophone #HammondOrgan

TWA Flight with Leo Fender, Phyllis Fender, Joe Berger, Jon Hammond and Richard Nixon’s Lighter!

August 10, 2016

*WATCH LEO MOVIE HERE: TWA Flight with Leo Fender, Phyllis Fender, Joe Berger, Jon Hammond and Richard Nixon’s Lighter!

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/Xgzz9pZMDUQ

Frankfurt 1988 — TWA Flight with Leo Fender, Phyllis Fender, Joe Berger, Jon Hammond – Leo’s long-time business partner Dale Hyatt and Richard Nixon’s lighter! – Happy Birthday Leo Fender August 10th! – Jon Hammond Band
Coming back from musikmesse in March of 1988

http://www.HammondCast.com

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153646305977102/

TWA 747 Jumbo Jet, waiting to board for flight from Frankfurt to Kennedy Airport – March 1988 returning from Musikmesse

Leo Fender, Dale Hyatt, Phyllis Fender, Joe Berger, Jon Hammond, TWA Airlines, Frankfurt Musikmesse – Leo Fender’s birthday today August 10th!

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/GetBackInTheGrooveJonHammondBandInJazzkeller_201604

by Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond Band live in Jazzkeller celebrating 30 years musikmesse Warm
Up Party – “Get Back in The Groove” – Peter Klohmann tenor saxo, Joe
Berger guitar, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Jon Hammond at the Hammond
Sk1 organ with many special friends in the house jonhammondband.com – video Tino Pavlis

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Youtube https://youtu.be/Tm2ZFE5V4As

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/164279506

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/1271197279575733/

Getting ready for my 10th ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO – Hollywood CA!
Jon Hammond

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

Jon Hammond
Late Rent
Jon Hammond says “the fingers are the singers.'” The latest CD from this exceptional and soulful Hammond organist is the proof. “Late Rent” draws on decades of great recording sessions and top live performances to showcase his own playing and many top jazz and funk artists. It shows why the Hammond organ is one of the most enduring electric instruments and why Hammond is one of its best players.

Jon Hammond Rent
The Late Rent Story
Swingin’ Funky Jazz & Blues
Two Hot Tracks
Sonny’s Advice

11th edition of the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO, April 28th – 30th, 2016 in Los Angeles at the Loews Hollywood Hotel

American Association of Independent Music (A2IM)
American Composers Forum (ACF)
American Federation of Musicians (AFM)
Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP)
Berklee College of Music Alumni Association
Berklee Online
California Copyright Conference (CCC)
Canadian Music Week
Foreign Performing Rights Organizations (PRO)
Girls Rock & Girls Rule
GoGirlsMusic.com
International Film Festival Summit (IFFS)
International Music Festival Conference (IMFCON)
International Songwriting Competition (ISC)
Los Angeles Women in Music (LAWIM)
Music Publishers Association (MPA)
Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI)
National Music Publishers Association (NMPA)
New Music USA
The Recording Academy (NARAS)
Regional/State/Local Songwriter Associations
SAG-AFTRA
SOCAN
Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL)
SongNet
Songwriters Guild of America (SGA)
Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF)
Student/University Music Programs
TAXI
USA Songwriting Competition
West Coast Songwriters

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260423

AFM Local 6 Member Jon Hammond https://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/

JON HAMMOND: “WHERE’S THE GIG?” – Alex Walsh

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jon in the early 70s

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jon has released four CDs

For more info visit www.jonhammondband.com

Jon Hammond Funk Unit https://www.namm.org/summer/2015/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit

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

funky jazz

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

Leo Fender, Birthday August 10, Frankfurt Flughafen, TWA Airlines, #LeoFender #JonHammond #HammondOrgan

BTB! – Behind The Beat ASCAP Piece “Late Rent”

August 10, 2016

*WATCH BTB MOVIE HERE: BTB! Behind The Beat ASCAP Piece “Late Rent”

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/xCVRNf4uw6s

Jon Hammond: Late Rent
by Steve Rosenfeld
Jon Hammond says “the fingers are the singers.’” The latest CD from this exceptional and soulful Hammond organist is the proof. “Late Rent” draws on decades of great recording sessions and top live performances to showcase his own playing and many top jazz and funk artists. It shows why the Hammond organ is one of the most enduring electric instruments and why Hammond is one of its best players.
Late Rent
Label: Ham-Berger-Friz Records
Genre: Jazz
All Jon Hammond profiles…
The Late Rent Story

Jon Hammond waited half his life to make this CD – starting with being an underground TV host.
Swingin’ Funky Jazz & Blues
Jon Hammond describes his style of music and how he learned to play it.
Two Hot Tracks
Jon Hammond recalls one of his first songs – from age 15 – and a great Sunday session.
Sonny’s Advice
A little advice on melody from a great sax player went a long way.
http://behindthebeat.com/2004/12/jon-hammond-late-rent/

Producer Jon Hammond
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English

Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Topics MNN TV, #ASCAPEXPO, Jon Hammond, Public Access, Melody, Hammond Organ, Sk1, B3, Accordion, Musicians Union, Local 6, Local 802

Good times with Michael Leuschner & LaJazzO MV Bigband in Zeughaus Wismar! – Jon Hammond – camera by Heinz Lichius
*LINK: https://youtu.be/mN36dsQEFPo

das Landesjugendjazzorchester Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (LaJazzO MV) mit seinem diesjährigen Solisten Jon Hammond in der Hansestadt Wismar zu Gast. #hammondcast
“Organ meets Big Band” wird dieses sehr traditionsreiche Instrument der Jazzgeschichte in den Mittelpunkt der Konzertreihe..

Al Tobias, Marie Birkholz, Jan Rolle, Henning Schiewer, Nane Schüßler, Oliver Herlitzka, Elli Sooss, Leon Saleh, Gabriel Rosenbach, Matthis Rasche, Michael Leuschner, Hörni Thorun

Jon Hammond at ASCAP Expo with Seth Saltzman Senior VP of Adminstrative Services at ASCAP “Protect Your Music”

ASCAP, Protect Your Music, BTB, #BehindTheBeat #JonHammond #HammondOrgan


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