Hollywood CA — 2012 ASCAP Expo Highlights Hamburg to Hollywood via Frankfurt by ASCAP Member Jon Hammond
7th Annual ASCAP I Create Music Expo, 6th consecutive year for Jon Hammond welcomes Tommy Denander from Sweden to his first ASCAP Expo
aka We Create Music Expo
Jon Hammond here with Dan DeSouza and Bobbi Sacks Marcus DeSouza at Hollywood Renaissance Hotel for 2012 ASCAP I Create Music Expo
Learn. Connect. Succeed.
The Premier Conference for Songwriters, Composers and Producers – open to all, not just ASCAP members.
The ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO puts you face-to-face with some of the world’s most successful songwriters, composers, producers and music business leaders, all who willingly share their knowledge and expertise and give you the know-how to take your music to the next level.
Writers Jam Hillary Lindsey, Jonny Lang, Lindy Robbins, Priscilla Renea
Priscilla Renea really dazzled the capacity audience in the Grand Ballroom – photo by Jon Hammond
Jon Hammond Band first time in Newessbar performing original composition Lydia’s Tune – Lutz Buechner tenor saxophone, Heinz Lichius drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ
The Smeezingtons Ari Levine, Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence – Interviewed by Randy Grimmett EVP, Membership ASCAP
Just The Way They Are: Master Session With The Smeezingtons
Master Session With Peter Frampton
Dave Paich at the piano
“I Create Music” Center Stage The Highlands
Panelists: Don Felder (Formerly of the Eagles), Allen Shamblin, Charlotte Caffey (The Go-Go’s), Kathy Valentine (The Go-Go’s), Jane Wiedlin (The Go-Go’s), David Paich
Moderator: Brendan Okrent (ASCAP)
Don Felder tells the story and performs Hotel California by The Eagles
Launched in 2006, the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO is the first and only national conference dedicated to songwriting and composing. Selling out in its inaugural year, the EXPO immediately provided a unique opportunity for songwriters, composers, publishers, producers – and those in the industry that support them – to come together in an unprecedented way to share their knowledge and expertise. In its short history, the innovative programming offered to attendees has grown to include celebrity Q&A’s, master classes, songwriting and composing workshops, publisher and business panels, One-on-One sessions, DIY career building workshops, showcases and performances, song feedback panels, state-of-the-art technology demos as well as leading music industry exhibitors.
Some of the biggest names in music, both on the creative and business side, have participated at ASCAP’s EXPOs. The EXPO’s headliner interviews have been with Lindsey Buckingham interviewed by Sara Bareilles, Quincy Jones interviewed by Ludacris, Justin Timberlake & Bill Withers, John Mayer, Ann & Nancy Wilson (Heart), Jeff Lynne, Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora, Jackson Browne, Steve Miller, Randy Newman and Tom Petty. At each EXPO there are over 200 panelists and performers, including such people as:
Alan & Marilyn Bergman
Jon Bon Jovi
Kerry “Krucial” Brothers
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Jay L. Cooper, Esq.
Dre & Vidal
Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald
James Newton Howard
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
John King (Dust Brothers)
Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
Larry John McNally
Robert Ellis Orrall
Van Dyke Parks
Don Passman, Esq.
Alison Sudol (A Fine Frenzy)
Christopher “Tricky” Stewart
Loudon Wainwright III
Narada Michael Walden
Wendy & Lisa
Ann & Nancy Wilson (Heart)
…and hundreds more!
Cia Toscanini (ASCAP) introduces Composer/producer/artist George Duke, composer/guitarist/producer Lee Ritenour and composer/tech and studio consultant Andrew Papastephanou
Jon Hammond and Adrian Ross (ASCAP)
via Frankfurt Musikmesse
*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Pocket Funk 2012 Jazzkeller Frankfurt Musikmesse Warm Up Party Jon Hammond Band
Pocket Funk! Voila!
Jon Hammond’s annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt featuring Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, special guest:
Lee Oskar harmonica and Jon Hammond at the Hammond Sk1 organ powered by TecAmp 2 x 12 Neodymium rig special thanks to Thomas Eich TecAmp.
This evening marks 26 years continuous Musikmesse for Jon and also on his 59th birthday, special thanks to the Saray Pastanesi Baeckerei & Konditorei bakery for baking the beautiful Chocolate on Chocolate cake which you will see in this film, thank Martina for wonderful presentation, Eugen Hahn, Marc and all Jazzkeller Frankfurt Team, Messe Frankfurt, P.Mauriat Music Saxophones Alex Hsieh team, Suzuki Hammond, Tombo Lee Oskar team, camera by Jennifer http://www.HammondCast.com see you next year!
Pocket Funk as heard on The Jon Hammond Show TV program on MNNTV and on Late Rent album – Behind The Beat http://behindthebeat.com/2004/12/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.”
Frankfurt Germany — Hammond Suzuki Sk1 Organ Stage Keyboard is awarded 2 top prizes MIPA Keyboard of The Year – Jon Hammond reporting
Michael Falkenstein *here with MIPA Award gave acceptance speech in English, nice job Michael!
Product Award Tastenwelt Keyboard of The Year Stageorgeln from Thilo M. Kramny and Karl Stechl of PPVMEDIEN GmbH
held high by Siem Lassche as Jennifer Schiele Michael Falkenstein (pointing) of Hammond Suzuki Europe Germany and Dirk Mertens of HS Europe look on
L to R: in Messe Frankfurt Congress Centrum: Michael Falkenstein, Dirk Mertens, Siem Lassche, Yu Beniya Suzuki Musical Instruments – photo by Jon Hammond
Malc Deakin Hammond Suzuki UK expertly plays the B3mk2 + 3300W high-power Leslie at Hammond Stand 2012 Musikmesse – photo by Jon Hammond
Jon Hammond with award winning Hammond Sk1
Jon Hammond played the Hammond Sk1 daily on Agora Stage with Tommy Denander all star “Legendary Jam Of The Year” Band
*Photos by Milena Broniowska
Jon Hammond backing vocalist Chuck Plaisance on Jimi Hendrix’ Little Wing
Jon Hammond and Tommy Denander
*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Tommy Denander Movie – Interview and Concert 2012 Musikmesse
Tommy Denander guitarist extraordinaire, producer and recording artist on more than 2000 hit records here in backstage interview with Jon Hammond organist and host of HammondCast and long-time NYC cable TV show The Jon Hammond Show, also Bobby Kimball of Toto! This interview happened at 2012 Frankfurt Musikmesse backstage at the big Agora Stage just seconds before going on the bandstand in concert with Tommy’s Allstar band, with footage from the concert of Hendrix tribute with musicians „The legendary Jam-of-the Year”-band with Bobby Kimball (TOTO), Tommy Denander (guitar player, e.g. for Michael Jackson), Bruce Gaitsch (guitar player, e.g. for Richard Marx), Chuck Plaisance vocals, Curt Bisquera (drummer, e.g. for Tina Turner) und Jekko S. Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ, Jimmy Kresic keys, Pitti Hecht percussion http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Denander Tommy explains his VGS signature guitars with special fret design with Evertune bridge and the True Temperament fretting system. Special thanks Wolfgang Luecke Frankfurt Messe, GEWA Music, Ralf J. Richter aka Jackson and Team for incredible stage support and Ralph Heinrich for the fantastic board mix, dankeschoen! sincerely, Jon Hammond http://www.hammondCast.com
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