Jon Hammond Band James and Wes in The Bitter End

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond Band James and Wes in The Bitter End

Jon Hammond Band kicking it off on the late late show at The Bitter End Club in Greenwich Village NYC with a swingin’ funky blues entitled
James and Wes, with Todd Anderson on tenor saxophone, Ray Grappone drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the new Hammond Sk1 organ *as seen on The Jon Hammond Show 29th year on MNN TV Manhattan and Bronx
*Note: all 4, Joe, Jon, Todd, Ray are members of Local 802 Musicians Union

Jon Hammond Band James and Wes Blues at The Bitter End from Jon Hammond on Vimeo.

Photo Album: Original Joe’s North Beach San Francisco

Jon Hammond on the scene at newly reopened Original Joe’s of San Francisco since 1937 my friends the Duggan’s many congratulations on their new North Beach Location! Marie Duggan, John, Nancy, Sergio and the whole crew there great to see you again! I will be back many times. This new OJ’s is ready to rock folks! Jon Hammond
Located at 601 Union Street across from Washington Square Park – San Francisco North Beach District

Jon Hammond’s photos at Original Joe’s New North Beach SF reopen!

Original Joe’s original sign, you can see it was scarred in the terrible fire, but lives on!

*WATCH THE VIDEO: R.I.P. Cornell Dupree guitar, here with Jon Hammond at B3 organ Bernard Purdie drums Chuggy Carter perc

R.I.P. Cornell Dupree gtr., 1942 – May 9, 2011 here with Jon Hammond at his 1959 B3 organ, Bernard Purdie drms., Chuggy Carter perc. Andy Snitzer t.s.,1989 Mikell’s NYC Shuffle Blues Jon is on KYOURADIO 1550 AM every morning and weekdays afternoon FSB = Funk Soul Blues

special thanks Barry Finnerty – 1959 Les Paul sunburst – Mike Mikell, camera: Joe Berger

R.I.P. Cornell Dupree, HammondCast, Aretha Franklin, drums, Bernard Purdie, Soul, B3 Organ, Jon Hammond, KYOURADIO, Funky, Blues, Les Paul, sunburst, local 802, musicians union

Cornell Dupree Tribute BB King’s 02/07/2012

Unfortunately a stupid announcement was made about 5 times at top of the show banning all photos even without flash, by the end everybody was taking pictures anyhow, R.I.P. Cornell power to the people! Jon Hammond they said it was the wishes of Cornell’s family, anyhow nice to meet Irma Dupree Cornell’s wife and it was a great show, more later – JH
Jon Hammond I’ll be there tonight, I played with Cornell, Bernard Purdie and Chuggy Carter at Mikell’s a few years back 66,564
Cornell ‘Mr. 2500’ Jon Hammond at Mikell’s
R.I.P. Cornell Dupree aka ‘Mr. 2500’ (records)!

Jon Hammond – my 1959 B3 organ, Bernard Purdie drums, Chuggy Carter percussion at Mikell’s NYC

Tonight, a host of outstanding artists will pay tribute to Dupree, including guitar greats Steve Cropper, Ray Parker Jr., John Scofield, Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar, and Bob Mann; Steve Jordan, The Gadd Gang, featuring Steve Gadd, Eddie Gomez, Ronnie Cuber, and Leon Pendarvis; Stuff, featuring Gordon Edwards, Clint de Ganon, Mick Gaffney, James Allen Smith, Alex Foster, and Roy Bennett; The Soul Survivors, featuring Jeff Golub, Buddy Williams, and Frank Canino, and special guests Bernard Purdie, Willie Weeks, Randy Brecker, Lenny Pickett, Will Lee, Chris Parker, Steve Ferrone, Paul Shaffer, Nicki Richards, Bernard Fowler, Dennis Collins, Sarah Dash
& many guests
Produced by Steve Jordan for Jay-Vee Productions
& Jill Newman Productions

Alex Foster and Jon Hammond on HammondCast

Alex Foster on HammondCast KYOU Radio 1550 AM

Jon Hammond and drummer Bernard Purdie – Winter NAMM 2012

Jon Hammond and Joe Berger with Local 802 guitarist John Tropea

Jon Hammond with Paul Shaffer – 2 Hammond organists members of Local 802 Musicians Union – catch Paul Shaffer nightly on CBS Late Show with David Letterman Paul Shaffer is leader of leader of the CBS Orchestra for the Late Show with David Letterman (1993–present)

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM 2012 Sunday Blues Session Hammond Suzuki Mercy Mercy Sk1

First time to NAMM Show – Suzuki Harmonica artist KOEI TANAKA from Tokyo Japan with JOE BERGER aka The Berger-Meister on guitar through Leslie G37 guitar combo amp, SWISS CHRIS getting down with custom Vic Firth drum sticks only on practice pad for low volume trade show performance with JON HAMMOND at Sk1 Hammond combo organ and SCOTT MAY vocals resurrecting lyrics of Illinois band The Buckinghams (1967 release) for this classic bluesy funky tune having fun all together with Suzuki and Hammond first time combined stands full power! Special thanks to Suzuki Musical Instruments Team – Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, Mr. M. Terada, Shuji Suzuki, Shigeyuki Ohtaka, Yu Beniya, Hammond Suzuki USA Dennis Capiga, Scott May, Jay Valle, NAMM President Joe Lamond Jon’s flight case Gator GKPE-49-TSA HammondCast


Folks, I am very happy and proud to announce that my long-time colleague and friend Joe Berger has been specially interviewed and archived for keeps in the NAMM Oral History, congratulations Joe! and very special thanks to Tony Arambarri NAMM Archivist and Dan Del Fiorentino NAMM Historian, sincerely Jon Hammond *Photo: Jon Hammond, Joe Berger, Tony Arambarri

NAMM 2012 Sunday Blues Session Hammond Suzuki Mercy Mercy Sk1 from Jon Hammond on Vimeo.

Breaking News NAMM President/CEO Joe Lamond Says 95,000 Attendance Broken 3rd Day of 4 Day Winter NAMM 2012 Jon Hammond Reporting

Joe Power!: Joe Testa Director of Artist Relations and Joe Lamond at Vic Firth Stand – photo by Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond spoke with Joe Lamond just before closing of 4th and final day of Winter NAMM 2012, noting that attendance was very strong, Joe Lamond said: “Yesterday (day 3) we broke 95,000 attendance.”
One can assume that the final attendance tally including Day 4 will be well over the 100,000 mark – Jon Hammond HammondCast

Joe Lamond hosting NAMM Breakfast of Champions Day 1 with very special guests!

Jon Hammond reporting from 2012 NAMM Show and playing

NAMM’s Director of International Affairs Betty Heywood with Jon Hammond Day 1 Winter NAMM 2012

Managing Director Suzuki Musical Instruments Mr. Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa with Jon Hammond

Michael Biwer Director of Prolight + Sound, Veronica from Messe Frankfurt Hollywood and Jon Hammond, next stop: Moscow! May 16-19
World’s First Moscow NAMM Musikmesse

Mr. Shuji Suzuki – Suzuki Musical Instruments Company and Jon Hammond

L to R: Joe Berger, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond – special Sunday Morning Blues Session – January 22, 2012 Winter NAMM Hammond Stand

Jon Hammond traveling the world with his Hammond Sk1 Combo Organ most powerful keyboard incredibly compact and tough!

Stephen Fortner Editor Keyboard Magazine and Jon Hammond – Winter NAMM 2012

Jon Hammond and drummer Bernard Purdie – Winter NAMM 2012

Kicking off Day 3 Jon Hammond NAMM 2012

We meet again 20 years later in NAMM 2012! Michel Lag & Jon Hammond
Michel Lag – Master Luthier of Algam Music & Sound in France who makes an appearance in Jon Hammond’s movie “Sound Cops” on AFN Profile TV Show which Jon did in Cooperation with AFN Radio TV 20 years ago:
Musician Jon Hammond on AFN Europe TV Show PROFILE, Musikmesse Special. Jon worked together with AFN’s SSgt Albert Viera and SSG Terry Anderson to create this special entitled “Sound Cops” with very entertaining cameo appearances by Joe Berger (guitar) Michael Maier Falkenstein (Hammond organ with Jon) and the 2 Sound Polizei ‘Noise Control’ guys “Lorenzo” and his partner, busted for Electric Guitar Rocking!
You will find this story very enjoyable! Special thanks to AFN Europe and Musikmesse Frankfurt

*Note: Tomorrow shortly after 10AM I will be playing with the great Suzuki Harmonica Artist Koei Tanaka from Tokyo, his first appearance at NAMM Show in Suzuki Hammond stand 5100 with Joe Berger guitar, myself Jon Hammond on Hammond Sk1 combo organ – we will play a Blues session and the classic “Mercy Mercy”, come welcome Koei Tanaka folks! *we played together in Hamamatsu Japan at Suzuki Hall 2 years ago.

Jon Hammond and Koei Tanaka


Suzuki Concert Part 3 of 3:

NAMM 2012, Frankfurt Musikmesse, Suzuki Musical Instruments, Sk1 organ, G37 Combo Guitar amp, Koei Tanaka, Bluesy, Funky, Local 802, Musicians Union

Blues, The Bitter End, Pete Fogel, Jon Hammond, Sk1, Sk2, Organ, Local 802 Musicians Union, Streaming, Funky Jazz, NAMM, Musikmesse

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