*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Joe Berger NAMM Oral History Interview Unedited Long Version Official 55 minutes 4 seconds
Jon Hammond I’m real proud of you Joe! Everybody should watch / listen to this remarkable life story of the Berger-Meister – keep up the great work and Spirit Mr. Berger! See you soon and on the bandstand, Jon Hammond
Joe Berger NAMM Oral History Interview Unedited Long Version Official 55 minutes 4 seconds: Check it out folks, the real life story of Joe Berger who we all know and love – unedited, great job Joe! Jon Hammond
Published on Dec 8, 2012
Interview Date: January 20, 2012
Job Title: Musician, Product Endorser – short version here also
Joe Berger knows sound! Joe has been mixing sound for over 30 years and he stopped counting at 35,000 bands! Also a virtuoso guitar player with his own definitive, unique playing style and “ear”, Joe has jammed with the likes of John Entwistle and Jack Bruce. He has also been a fixture at music trade shows for decades as a guitar demonstrator, having set a record for most hours played at a single trade show.
Musik Messe Frankfurt
New York City NY
*LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE: Jon’s Journal SF County Jail Show HammondCast
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HammondCast 17, just back from Hamburg Germany where I recorded my new album, an official production of NDR Radio in Studio 1 with some of my all-time favorite musicians: Lutz Buchner (Sax), Joe Gallardo (Trombone), Heinz Lichius (Drums), myself-Jon Hammond (XK-3 Organ/Bass) and Engineer: Rudy Grosser in Studio 1 NDR Radio. I’ll be playing some selections rough mixes (not so rough actually!) as my Christmas gift to the listeners, and speaking of Christmas…from inside San Francisco County Jail #8 “Pod E”, a live recording of my trio’s annual Christmas Prison Show with the great tenor saxophonist Larry Schneider & Ronnie Smith Jr. on drums along with myself on keys playing the Christmas classic: “Have Yourself a Merry Christmas”. Every year I tell the ladies “And ya’ better be good!”
And from the Studio 1 NDR Sessions my original blues shuffle: No X-Cess Baggage Blues, some fine playing by Lutz on one of my favorite ballads: My One and Only Love and my theme song: “Late Rent”. Special thanks to Knut Benzner of NDR Radio for co-producing these recordings now heard on KYOU Radio, 1550 on the AM Dial.
“The FINGERS…Are The SINGERS!”…and the wind is blowing North by North East! Jon Hammond
2 very special jazz friends of mine this evening at Local 802 Musicians Union – Rudy Sheriff Lawless the great jazz drummer and beacon of inspiration – and Gina Reder aka Gina Jazz!
Jon Hammond — at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM
On the Night Before The Big Vote – Jazz is alive and well one week after Hurricane Sandy at Local 802 Musicians Union in New York City folks!
This evening I played the early bird set with these great musicians, my all-time favorites here – L to R: The great Richard Clements jazz pianist extraordinaire, Mike Comoia the great veteran tenor saxophonist, myself Jon Hammond at the organ and one of the greatest jazz bassists in New York – Bob Cunningham, and he is a killin’ vocalist occasionally and pianist as well – special thanks to Jazz Foundation of America *Note: Photo by Greg Bandy with my camera, thanks Greg! — with Bob Cunningham at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM
Folks, I will be the #1 voter today at my polling place – got here 5AM, early shot so you know I am not messing around. In less than 45 minutes I’m going to be pulling the lever for President Obama and everybody in my building is also – I don’t know one person who is voting for the other guy. NYPD is on the scene to make sure there won’t be any hanky panky..this is the big day people! – Jon Hammond
#1 Voter at my polling place – photographic proof – Jon Hammond *Note: The scanning machine is scanning my paper ballot at 6:13AM. It is a little bit tricky, supervisor said mine was A-OK and of course I voted for President Obama and V.P. Joe Biden, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Democratic early bird voter here in New York City – JH — at Times Square
Get on down to your polling place and vote my fellow Americans! *Note: There is a tricky thing on the ballot – it says “Vote for any four” in one group of four. I had the supervisor come in and sure enough he told me that it is really “Vote for ONE of four” – he told me if I voted for all 4 it would invalidate my ballot. Take care to do it correctly folks.
Jon Hammond — at Times Square
Voting Day 2012 after-the-vote breakfast at the diner with Joe Berger and Jon Hammond the early bird voters in Times Square NYC — with Joe Berger at Theatre Row Diner
Yea’!!! It’s President Obama & V.P. Joe Biden Folks!!! Many congratulations to everybody, we came..we voted..the people have spoken and we have a very good man and very good V.P. back in the Whitehouse for next 4 years – so fantastic!!
I voted for him super-early, they put #1 on my voting card at 6AM after waiting from 5 in the morning while still dark – I hear the people partying in Times Square outside my window – this is a great night and another new beginning, god bless and thanks to all my personal friends who came out and voted for President Obama all over the place, Jon Hammond New York NY USA
New beginning god bless thanks to all my personal friends who came out & voted for President Obama, Jon Hammond NY USA pic.twitter.com/MHIgOCLl
Yea’…Four more, congratulations everybody!! and especially to President Obama and V.P. Joe Biden, thank you for your dedicated service!! Jon Hammond — with President Barack Obama
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