Archive for January, 2013

NAMM Jam at P.Mauriat Stand with Jon Hammond at the organ and horns Jon’s Journal January 31 2013

January 31, 2013

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Jam at P.Mauriat Stand with Jon Hammond at the organ and horns

Spontaneous NAMM Jam Session at P.Mauriat Saxophones and Trumpets stand with some great players – Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ with many great players including Hoai Phuong Nguyen, Alejandro Chiabrando, Juan Alzate, Keyan Williams, Tim Green, Willie Bradley, Jason Palmer, Eddie Baccus Jr., Adam MacBlane – sorry if I missed anybody folks! JH – Special thanks to Alex Mingmann Hsieh, Agnieszka Obrebska – P.Mauriat, Jim Wischmeyer Bag End Speakers http://bagend.com
Hammond Suzuki USA and the very kind NAMM Sound Police – see you next year 2014 NAMM and Frankfurt Musikmesse – JH
http://www.HammondCast.com
P.Mauriat http://www.pmauriatmusic.com

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMJamatP.MauriatStandwithJonHammondattheorganandhorns

Yao Shake (謝瑤) and Jon Hammond

Hoai Phuong Nguyen (Hoai Phuong)and Jon Hammond

Youtube http://youtu.be/0C9HEsN5JGc

Saxsbigfan 14 hours ago
wow… so excellent performance !!  Go! Go! Go! Go for the sound!
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Tsai Susan 14 hours ago
It was so exciting to see your play at the NAMM with P Mauriat artists. The live performance was thrilled and joyful. Thank you, Jon. Without you, the NAMM would be less fun!
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A MH 14 hours ago
Definitely, Jon deserves to have a big hugs and applauses…,whatsoever..
Jon’s LIVE performance at PM’s booth before ending NAMM ,which has been sparked a great highlights and memories to everybody, although ,it’s only a whirlwind of 30 minutes jam sessions, but that’s one of our historic treasure ,also to NAMM.
We feel proudly to say “thanks you, Jon! those music makes people crazy and joyful time until the last minutes at NAMM, Jan. 27.2013
Go for the sound!! see you in 2014
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A MH 14 hours ago
Definitely, Jon deserves to have a big hugs and applauses…,whatsoever..
Jon’s LIVE performance at PM’s booth before ending NAMM ,which has been sparked a great highlights and memories to everybody, although ,it’s only a whirlwind of 30 minutes jam sessions, but that’s one of our historic treasure ,also to NAMM.
We feel proudly to say “thanks you, Jon! those music makes people crazy and joyful time until the last minutes at NAMM, Jan. 27.2013
Go for the sound!!
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Tsai Susan 14 hours ago
I was so excited to see your play at the NAMM with P Mauriat artists. It was live and thrilled. Thank you, Jon. Without you, the NAMM will be less fun!

Agnieszka Obrebska Thank you Jon. It was an amazing pleasure for all of us from PM and our visitors and artists to host you and listen to your music at P. Mauriat booth. Hope you had a good time with us as well! Take care and see you soon somewhere around the world!

Hoai Phuong Nguyen Oh Thank you Jon Hammond so much for tagging me this video. I had a great time. Can’t wait till next time to play with you again.

Alex Mingmann Hsieh Jon Hammond is NAMM’s treasure, let us go ahead to celebrate big year with big show in the upcoming FMS, 2013
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Hoai Phuong Nguyen Thank you Mr. Hsieh for letting us try those saxophones out.
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Alex Mingmann Hsieh you are most welcome!! go for the sound!!see you at NAMM,2014

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/namm-jam-at-p-mauriat-stand-with-jon-hammond-at-the-organ-and-horns-6518179

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With Greg Osby, Juan Alzate, Jon Hammond and Alejandro Chiabrando at Anaheim Convention Center

Jon Hammond’s setup with Hammond Sk1 organ and Bag End Powered Speakers

2 Hats Talking – Alex Hsieh CEO Albest P.Mauriat Saxophones and Jon Hammond in Clarion Hotel Party

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Hammond Summit Show Late Rent Jon Hammond Band in Hilton Anaheim

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMHammondSummitShowLateRentJonHammondBandinHiltonAnaheim/

Very special performance on first ever Hammond night in Hilton Hotel Lobby at Winter NAMM 2013 presented by Hammond Suzuki USA “Sound Soul Summit”
“The Ultimate All-Star Jam” MC Scott May introduces Jon Hammond Band to play their theme song “Late Rent” after a very cool pre-show party Meet and Greet with a who’s who of Hammond organists.
Donny Baldwin drums (from Jefferson Starship & Lydia Pense & Cold Blood),
Alex Budman tenor saxophone
Joe Berger guitar
Jon Hammond New B-3 Portable organ
Sound mix by Denny Mack
Special thanks Hammond Suzuki USA and Suzuki Musical Instruments Team
NAMM = National Association of Music Merchants
http://www.jonhammondband.com

NAMM Hilton Sound Soul Summit Jon Hammond Band Late Rent Jazz Funk Soul Blues

Youtube http://youtu.be/BOqqIxm_F30

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/58479347

NAMM Hammond Summit Show Late Rent Jon Hammond Band in Hilton Anaheim from Jon Hammond on Vimeo.

Master of Ceremonies Scott May announcing our band Jon Hammond Band Friday Night January 25th at 2013 Winter NAMM Show Hammond Organ Performance on very special event “The Sound, The Soul, The Summit!”

MC’d by Scott May of Hammond Suzuki USA – Joe Berger guitar, Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Donny Baldwin drums, Jon Hammond at the NEW B3 Portable Organ Hilton Stage East *as seen on The Jon Hammond Show MNN TV — with Scott May at Hilton Anaheim

NAMM Hilton Sound Soul Summit Jon Hammond Band Late Rent Jazz Funk Soul Blues

P.Mauriat, Saxophones, Trumpets, NAMM Jam, Jon Hammond, Hoai Phuong Nguyen, Alex Mingmann Hsieh, Anaheim, Musikmesse, Agnieszka Obrebska, Musicians Union, Local 802

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NAMM Hammond Summit Show Late Rent Jon Hammond Band in Hilton Anaheim Jon’s Journal

January 29, 2013

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Hammond Summit Show Late Rent Jon Hammond Band in Hilton Anaheim

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMHammondSummitShowLateRentJonHammondBandinHiltonAnaheim/

Very special performance on first ever Hammond night in Hilton Hotel Lobby at Winter NAMM 2013 presented by Hammond Suzuki USA “Sound Soul Summit”
“The Ultimate All-Star Jam” MC Scott May introduces Jon Hammond Band to play their theme song “Late Rent” after a very cool pre-show party Meet and Greet with a who’s who of Hammond organists.
Donny Baldwin drums (from Jefferson Starship & Lydia Pense & Cold Blood),
Alex Budman tenor saxophone
Joe Berger guitar
Jon Hammond New B-3 Portable organ
Sound mix by Denny Mack
Special thanks Hammond Suzuki USA and Suzuki Musical Instruments Team
NAMM = National Association of Music Merchants
http://www.jonhammondband.com

NAMM Hilton Sound Soul Summit Jon Hammond Band Late Rent Jazz Funk Soul Blues

Youtube http://youtu.be/BOqqIxm_F30

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/58479347

NAMM Hammond Summit Show Late Rent Jon Hammond Band in Hilton Anaheim from Jon Hammond on Vimeo.

Master of Ceremonies Scott May announcing our band Jon Hammond Band Friday Night January 25th at 2013 Winter NAMM Show Hammond Organ Performance on very special event “The Sound, The Soul, The Summit!”

MC’d by Scott May of Hammond Suzuki USA – Joe Berger guitar, Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Donny Baldwin drums, Jon Hammond at the NEW B3 Portable Organ Hilton Stage East *as seen on The Jon Hammond Show MNN TV — with Scott May at Hilton Anaheim

NAMM Hilton Sound Soul Summit Jon Hammond Band Late Rent Jazz Funk Soul Blues

Stephen Doc Kupka Interview and Jon’s Journal January 24 2013

January 24, 2013

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Stephen Doc Kupka Interview of Tower of Power with Jon Hammond

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http://archive.org/details/JonHammondSTEPHEN_DOC_KUPKAonHammondCastShow

Jon Hammond with Tower of Power Co-Leader Stephen Doc Kupka

Youtube http://youtu.be/28irWU6A0dM

Stephen ‘Doc’ Kupka co-leader Baritone Saxophonist of Tower of Power and President of Strokeland Records interview with Jon Hammond of HammondCast Show KYOURADIO just prior to Tower of Power 40th Anniversary Fillmore Show in San Francisco. Doc and Jon speaking about the history of his career in TOP and writing with Frank Biner, Frank’s last recordings on his album for Strokeland “Bumped Up to First Class”, “Doc Goes Hollywood”, memories of Bill Graham and much more
http://www.HammondCast.com

Day 1 Winter NAMM 2013

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Joe Berger NAMM Oral History Interview Unedited Long Version Official 55 minutes 4 seconds

http://archive.org/details/JoeBergerNammOralHistoryInterviewUneditedLongVersionOfficial55

Youtube http://youtu.be/uFFMVHCkZ8w

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

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond | NAMM.org Oral History Interview Unedited

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http://archive.org/details/JonHammondLongVersionJonHammond_NAMM.orgOralHistoryInterviewDate_January13_2011

Short version on NAMM Website:
http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/jon-hammond

Published on Dec 27, 2012
Jon Hammond
Interview Date: January 13, 2011
Job Title: President and Founder
Company: Jon Hammond & Associates
accordions electric organs Hammond B-3 Hammond Organs Jazz Music Manufacturing Musicians
Jon Hammond has successfully created a career based on his musical talents and his passion for the music industry! As a musician Jon has performed with many legendary players and as a clinician and product artist he has introduced many innovative products to music stores and their customers over the last 30 plus years. Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Digital B3 Organ.
Jon Hammond Interview Date: January 13, 2011 Job Title: President and Founder Jon Hammond & Associates Jon Hammond has successfully created a … of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Digital B3Organ. (accordions, electric organs, Hammond B-3, Hammond Organs) KYOURADIO.org

Youtube http://youtu.be/Faq_A58v4sE

*Note: Friday Night January 25th at 2013 Winter NAMM Show
8:00 pm
Hammond Organ Performance
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Hilton Stage East
http://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2013/concerts-performances/friday?page=3

This event will be called:
“The Sound, The Soul, The Summit!”
MC’d by Scott May of Hammond Suzuki USA
The list of Confirmed Artists is as follows:

Dr. Lonnie Smith
Terry Lawless
Chester Thompson
Larry Goldings
Freddie Ravel
Jimmie Smith
Anthony Williams
Marty Grebb
Jon Hammond Band
and Many More!

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

http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMM2012SundayBluesSessionHammondSuzukiMercyMercySk1/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvjqYJ6F0WU

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..

Winter NAMM, Hammond Sk1, 5100b, Friday night, Sound Soul Summit, Tower of Power, Anaheim, Jazz, Funk, Soul, Soft News, Local 802, Musicians Union, Oral History

Hilton Pocket Funk Jon’s Journal January 23 2013

January 23, 2013

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Hilton Pocket Funk NAMM Show

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http://archive.org/details/JonHammondPocketFunkBernardPurdieandFriendsWinterNAMM2010_0

Bernard Purdie and Friends Winter NAMM – Jon Hammond at XK-1 Organ
Pocket Funk by Jon Hammond ©JH INTL ASCAP

Youtube http://youtu.be/afTagFhYOCo

1989 Pocket Funk in Mikell’s http://youtu.be/B5WTysuxjn8 *circa 1989 at Mikell’s in NYC from The Jon Hammond Show

Legendary Jam Of The Year Band Little Wing Hendrix Tribute Musikmesse – Agora Stage

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/legendary-jam-of-the-year-band-little-wing-hendrix-tribute-musikmesse-6138934
2012 Frankfurt Musikmesse backstage at the big Agora Stage just seconds before going on the bandstand in concert with Tommy Denander’s Allstar band,… Jon Hammond — with Chuck Plaisance and Tommy Denander at musikmesse

Jon Hammond photo at the Sk1 organ at Local 802 Musicians Union Club Room by Elmar Lemes

Jon Hammond: I’ve been seeing NY Times’ Bill Cunningham since 1986 up on the corner of 57th St. and Fifth Avenue taking pictures, and recently I noticed he is shooting a digital Nikon camera – welcome to the digital world Bill Cunningham! – JH

at Tiffany & Co

New York NY — Famous People Photograper Bill Cunningham who shoots almost daily on corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th St. This is a guy who shoots people candidly, yet he has an aversion to being on-camera himself. He is quite adept at slinking away and moving in back of you anytime your lens levels off in his direction. I’ve seen the man for years and he has always done that, my first shots of him date back to 1985. Here I got him on-camera just this morning – Bill Cunningham shot by Jon Hammond
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Cunningham_(photographer)
William J. Cunningham (born March 13, 1929) is a fashion photographer for The New York Times, known for his candid and street photography.

Cunningham dropped out of Harvard University in 1948 and moved to New York, where he initially worked in advertising. Not long after, he quit his job and struck out on his own, making hats under the name “William J.” After being drafted (causing his business to fold) and serving a tour in the U.S. Army, he returned to New York and got a job writing for the Chicago Tribune.

New York NY — Local 802 Monday Night Jazz Session
Serious Jazz’ers seen here either before or after playing with Jon Hammond’s organ in foreground (already played) –
*seated far end in chair – Buddy Henry (drums), standing white pants – Gabriel Romance (vocals & flute)
standing in yellow shirt – Rudy Sheriff Lawless (drums) *one of my trusted spiritual gudes – JH
Bill (drums)
Michael Guilford (bass and he’s left-handed!)
Joe Cangelosi Sr. (drums)
Arlington Houston (bass) —

Hamamatsu Japan — special concert in Suzuki Hall for President Mr. Manji Suzuki and Suzuki Company at the World Headquarters and Factory
Suzuki Artists Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond
Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0f_cH1U5jc

Jon Hammond shedding on his Excelsior Accordion
http://www.radioaccordion.com/

North Beach San Francisco — Bernard Purdie and Jon Hammond playing at the now defunct Cocodrie nightclub
Youtube www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oSk9gXkF2c
Jon Hammond brought legendary studio drummer Bernard Purdie ‘The Hit Maker’ back to San Francisco to play for the first time since the Live Aretha Franklin at Fillmore recordings in March of 1971. *Special thanks: Scott Rootenberg — at 1024 Kearny St., San Francisco, CA

Winter NAMM 2013 Tomorrow – Anaheim Convention Center – Jon Hammond

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Sk2 Mercy Mercy NAMM Jam 2012 Jon Hammond and Friends

http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondSk2MercyMercyNAMMJam2012JonHammondandFriends/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYtj8SG0Gbo

Jon Hammond Day 1 NAMM at Sk2 Hammond organ with good friends Rich Severson of Guitar College http://www.guitarcollege.com/ on guitar, Koei Tanaka Suzuki Harmonica artist – official fan site http://www.tanakakoei.com/ NAMM Jam 2012 on Mercy Mercy at Hammond Suzuki stand 5100 first-time ever combined for full power in the big NAMM.
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 – Camera: Jennifer http://www.HammondCast.com

Jon Hammond Sk2 Hammond organ, Rich Severson Eastman 403 guitar, Koei Tanaka Suzuki Harmonica – Stand 5100 NAMM 2012

http://www.ourmedia.org/media/sk2-mercy-mercy-namm-jam-2012-jon-hammond-and-friends

*WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: Meet The Incredible Sk1 Movie

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http://archive.org/details/MeetTheIncredibleSk1HammondWithMichaelFalkensteinAndJonHammond

Youtube http://youtu.be/cb7HHYzE9Gs

Michael is coming to NAMM!

Filmed in Hammond Suzuki Deutschland Headquarters Karlstrasse 38
D-89129 Langenau Germany on April 19th 2011
“Meet The Incredible Sk1 Hammond with Michael Falkenstein and Jon Hammond”
First look at this exciting new keyboard product weighing in at 7 kilos, just over 15 lbs., it sounds like a real Hammond B3 organ with Leslie, or a full size grand piano, any type of famous vintage electric piano or synthesizer. This keyboard does it all and with original Hammond drawbars and it’s feather light. Sk1 has a built in USB flash drive input, the keys are ‘bullet proof’ waterfall style keys that can hold up to extreme pressure of rockin’ rock musicians, swinging jazz musicians and can even sound like a huge pipe organ. This film will blow your mind.
Available June 2011, contact Michael Falkenstein Hammond Suzuki Deutschland Europe http://www.hammond.de/kontakt.html
Camera: Jennifer
Special thanks, Hr. Klaus Maier founder of Hammond Germany, Suzuki Musical Instruments Chief Engineers Hiromitsu Ono, Ken Atsumi, Malc Deakin Hammond UK, Jennifer Schiele, Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, Dennis Capiga Hammond Suzuki USA – dedicated to the Samurai Spirit of Japan during the recovery, we send our most sincere thanks and wishes for a speedy recovery to our good friends in Japan.
Sincerely, Jon Hammond
enjoy this film of the Nord Killer in action with 2 veteran players http://www.HammondCast.com

Big honor to play this special concert for President of Suzuki Musical Instruments and all my friends at Suzuki World Headquarters Factory in Hamamatsu, first time playing with incredible harmonica artist Koei Tanaka aka Suzuki Santa (check out Koei’s work all over the world on Youtube)

– I am playing the B3mk2 Hammond organ, the Suzuki engineers did the impossible and recreated the magic of the Hammond B3 organ, many kudos to my special friends in the engineering department
Youtube http://youtu.be/jXgA6MRW0Kc
I will be playing the amazing Hammond B3mk2 at Winter NAMM Show in just a few days, Friday Jan. 25th – first-ever Hammond night “Sound Soul Summit” Hilton Lobby 8-10PM
My quartet will be with Joe Berger on guitar, Donny Baldwin drums, Alex Budman tenor sax and myself, hope to see you there folks! *Not sure where on the program we will play
http://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2013/concerts-performances/friday?page=4
Hammond Organ Performance
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Hilton Stage East

Featuring the following artists:
Dr. Lonnie Smith – Hammond jazz and funk legend
Larry Goldings – keyboard/organist for James Taylor, among others
Jim Beard – of Steely Dan
Terry Lawless – of U2 & Pink
Chester Thompson – of Santana, Tower of Power
Jon Hammond – Jazz artist… — with Koei Tanaka in Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka

Those of you in the Saxophone Community can probably tell I don’t know how to properly hold a saxophone, but I love the way these P Mauriat HQ horns sound whenever I hear them played next to me on the bandstand by players like Tony Lakatos, Kevin Saxophone always music to my ears – here with main man Alex Mingmann Hsieh we’re going to be doing it at his stand at 2PM on Sunday Jan. 27th for those of you who’ll be down at the NAMM Show, c’mon down – Alex says “Go for the Sound!”

These saxophones were named after Paul Mauriat from Marseille France
Paul Mauriat Wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Mauriat
“A line of saxophones are named for Paul Mauriat, known as P. Mauriat Saxophones.”
Paul Mauriat (4 March 1925 – 3 November 2006) was a French orchestra leader, conductor of Le Grand Orchestre de Paul Mauriat, who specialized in the easy listening genre. He is best known in the United States for his million selling remake of André Popp’s “Love is Blue”, which was #1 for 5 weeks in 1968. Other recordings for which he is known include El Bimbo, “Toccata” and “Penelope.”
Mauriat was born and grew up in Marseille, France. His father was a postal inspector who loved to play classical piano and violin. Mauriat began playing music at the age of four and enrolled in the Conservatoire in Paris at the age of 10, but by the time he was 17, he had fallen in love with jazz and popular music. During World War II, Mauriat started his own dance band and toured concert halls throughout Europe. In the 1950s he became musical director to at least two well-known French singers, Charles Aznavour and Maurice Chevalier, touring with them respectively.
In 1957, Mauriat released his first EP Paul Mauriat, a four track RGM release. Between 1959–1964 Mauriat recorded several albums on the Bel-Air record label under the name Paul Mauriat et Son Orchestre, as well as using the various pseudonyms of Richard Audrey, Nico Papadopoulos, Eduardo Ruo and Willy Twist, to better reflect the international flavour of his recordings. During this period, Mauriat also released several recordings with Les Satellites, where he creatively arranged vocal backing harmony for such albums as Slow Rock and Twist, (1961), A Malypense (1962) and Les Satellites Chantent Noel (1964)…

Go for the Sound! – and don’t forget your Hat – Jon Hammond and Alex Mingmann Hsieh PMauriat Saxophones

Alex Mingmann Hsieh great thanks, Jon ,i just landed at Los Angeles yesterday, now i am at Disneyland for relaxation
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Alex Mingmann Hsieh NAMM is ringing from 24-27, the Hotel Man told you …,i am an earlier bird for 20% off, hahahh. i can’t wait to meet you soon. have a hug!!
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Jon Hammond Wow Alex! You beat me there…good work Early Bird Special! Really looking forward to seeing you soon! We come on Wednesday, welcome back in USA Alex!! c u real soon, Jon

— with Alex Mingmann Hsieh

Paris France, cicra 1981 – R.I.P. Brent Mydland (often misspelled Midland) – formerly orgnist / keyboardist of The Grateful Dead – I took this photo in Paris France when The Dead played at The Hippodrome on 1981-10-17, very nice cat – rest in peace Brent! Jon Hammond

Youtube interview with Al Franken
http://youtu.be/7oBwGzGlTlY 131,157
Brent Mydland Wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brent_Mydland
Brent Mydland (October 21, 1952 – July 26, 1990) was the fourth keyboardist to play for the American rock band the Grateful Dead. He was with the band for eleven years, longer than any other keyboardist in the band.
Birth name Brent Mydland
Also known as Clifton Hanger
Born October 21, 1952
Munich, Germany
Died July 26, 1990 (aged 37)
Lafayette, California
Genres Rock, psychedelic rock, blues, gospel, rock, improvisational, jam
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Keyboard instruments
Years active 1979–1990
Labels Warner Bros.
Arista
Associated acts Grateful Dead
Bobby and the Midnites
Go Ahead
Kokomo
Silver
Born in Munich, Germany as the child of a Norwegian U.S. Army chaplain, Mydland moved to San Francisco, California with his parents at the age of one. Mydland spent most of his childhood living in Antioch, California, an hour east of San Francisco…

Kings Cross, London England — Joe Berger gets a famous Wimpy Burger in London! And even there we ran in to friends of Joe while we were there visiting with the late great Who bassist John Entwistle and also the BMF – British Music Fair – circa 1987

– Jon Hammond
Wimpy Wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wimpy_(restaurant)
Wimpy is the brand name of a chain of fast-food hamburger restaurants based in the United Kingdom.
Founded Chicago (USA) (1930s) [1]. Coventry Street, London (UK) (1954)
Founder(s) Eddie Gold (USA), J. Lyons and Co (UK)
Products Fast Food
(hamburgers • chicken • french fries)

Hilton Hotel, Pocket Funk, NAMM Show, Sk1 organ, Jon Hammond, Funky, Jazz, Blues, Soft News, Local 802, Musicians Union, Musikmesse, Frankfurt, Anaheim

Bill Cunningham Goes Digital – Jon’s Journal January 22 2013

January 22, 2013

Jon Hammond: I’ve been seeing NY Times’ Bill Cunningham since 1986 up on the corner of 57th St. and Fifth Avenue taking pictures, and recently I noticed he is shooting a digital Nikon camera – welcome to the digital world Bill Cunningham! – JH

at Tiffany & Co

New York NY — Famous People Photograper Bill Cunningham who shoots almost daily on corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th St. This is a guy who shoots people candidly, yet he has an aversion to being on-camera himself. He is quite adept at slinking away and moving in back of you anytime your lens levels off in his direction. I’ve seen the man for years and he has always done that, my first shots of him date back to 1985. Here I got him on-camera just this morning – Bill Cunningham shot by Jon Hammond
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Cunningham_(photographer)
William J. Cunningham (born March 13, 1929) is a fashion photographer for The New York Times, known for his candid and street photography.

Cunningham dropped out of Harvard University in 1948 and moved to New York, where he initially worked in advertising. Not long after, he quit his job and struck out on his own, making hats under the name “William J.” After being drafted (causing his business to fold) and serving a tour in the U.S. Army, he returned to New York and got a job writing for the Chicago Tribune.

New York NY — Local 802 Monday Night Jazz Session
Serious Jazz’ers seen here either before or after playing with Jon Hammond’s organ in foreground (already played) –
*seated far end in chair – Buddy Henry (drums), standing white pants – Gabriel Romance (vocals & flute)
standing in yellow shirt – Rudy Sheriff Lawless (drums) *one of my trusted spiritual gudes – JH
Bill (drums)
Michael Guilford (bass and he’s left-handed!)
Joe Cangelosi Sr. (drums)
Arlington Houston (bass) —

Hamamatsu Japan — special concert in Suzuki Hall for President Mr. Manji Suzuki and Suzuki Company at the World Headquarters and Factory
Suzuki Artists Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond
Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0f_cH1U5jc

Jon Hammond shedding on his Excelsior Accordion
http://www.radioaccordion.com/

North Beach San Francisco — Bernard Purdie and Jon Hammond playing at the now defunct Cocodrie nightclub
Youtube www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oSk9gXkF2c
Jon Hammond brought legendary studio drummer Bernard Purdie ‘The Hit Maker’ back to San Francisco to play for the first time since the Live Aretha Franklin at Fillmore recordings in March of 1971. *Special thanks: Scott Rootenberg — at 1024 Kearny St., San Francisco, CA

Winter NAMM 2013 Tomorrow – Anaheim Convention Center – Jon Hammond

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Sk2 Mercy Mercy NAMM Jam 2012 Jon Hammond and Friends

http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondSk2MercyMercyNAMMJam2012JonHammondandFriends/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYtj8SG0Gbo

Jon Hammond Day 1 NAMM at Sk2 Hammond organ with good friends Rich Severson of Guitar College http://www.guitarcollege.com/ on guitar, Koei Tanaka Suzuki Harmonica artist – official fan site http://www.tanakakoei.com/ NAMM Jam 2012 on Mercy Mercy at Hammond Suzuki stand 5100 first-time ever combined for full power in the big NAMM.
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 – Camera: Jennifer http://www.HammondCast.com

Jon Hammond Sk2 Hammond organ, Rich Severson Eastman 403 guitar, Koei Tanaka Suzuki Harmonica – Stand 5100 NAMM 2012

http://www.ourmedia.org/media/sk2-mercy-mercy-namm-jam-2012-jon-hammond-and-friends

*WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: Meet The Incredible Sk1 Movie

Downloaded 470 times

http://archive.org/details/MeetTheIncredibleSk1HammondWithMichaelFalkensteinAndJonHammond

Youtube http://youtu.be/cb7HHYzE9Gs

Michael is coming to NAMM!

Filmed in Hammond Suzuki Deutschland Headquarters Karlstrasse 38
D-89129 Langenau Germany on April 19th 2011
“Meet The Incredible Sk1 Hammond with Michael Falkenstein and Jon Hammond”
First look at this exciting new keyboard product weighing in at 7 kilos, just over 15 lbs., it sounds like a real Hammond B3 organ with Leslie, or a full size grand piano, any type of famous vintage electric piano or synthesizer. This keyboard does it all and with original Hammond drawbars and it’s feather light. Sk1 has a built in USB flash drive input, the keys are ‘bullet proof’ waterfall style keys that can hold up to extreme pressure of rockin’ rock musicians, swinging jazz musicians and can even sound like a huge pipe organ. This film will blow your mind.
Available June 2011, contact Michael Falkenstein Hammond Suzuki Deutschland Europe http://www.hammond.de/kontakt.html
Camera: Jennifer
Special thanks, Hr. Klaus Maier founder of Hammond Germany, Suzuki Musical Instruments Chief Engineers Hiromitsu Ono, Ken Atsumi, Malc Deakin Hammond UK, Jennifer Schiele, Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, Dennis Capiga Hammond Suzuki USA – dedicated to the Samurai Spirit of Japan during the recovery, we send our most sincere thanks and wishes for a speedy recovery to our good friends in Japan.
Sincerely, Jon Hammond
enjoy this film of the Nord Killer in action with 2 veteran players http://www.HammondCast.com

Big honor to play this special concert for President of Suzuki Musical Instruments and all my friends at Suzuki World Headquarters Factory in Hamamatsu, first time playing with incredible harmonica artist Koei Tanaka aka Suzuki Santa (check out Koei’s work all over the world on Youtube)

– I am playing the B3mk2 Hammond organ, the Suzuki engineers did the impossible and recreated the magic of the Hammond B3 organ, many kudos to my special friends in the engineering department
Youtube http://youtu.be/jXgA6MRW0Kc
I will be playing the amazing Hammond B3mk2 at Winter NAMM Show in just a few days, Friday Jan. 25th – first-ever Hammond night “Sound Soul Summit” Hilton Lobby 8-10PM
My quartet will be with Joe Berger on guitar, Donny Baldwin drums, Alex Budman tenor sax and myself, hope to see you there folks! *Not sure where on the program we will play
http://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2013/concerts-performances/friday?page=4
Hammond Organ Performance
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Hilton Stage East

Featuring the following artists:
Dr. Lonnie Smith – Hammond jazz and funk legend
Larry Goldings – keyboard/organist for James Taylor, among others
Jim Beard – of Steely Dan
Terry Lawless – of U2 & Pink
Chester Thompson – of Santana, Tower of Power
Jon Hammond – Jazz artist… — with Koei Tanaka in Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka

Those of you in the Saxophone Community can probably tell I don’t know how to properly hold a saxophone, but I love the way these P Mauriat HQ horns sound whenever I hear them played next to me on the bandstand by players like Tony Lakatos, Kevin Saxophone always music to my ears – here with main man Alex Mingmann Hsieh we’re going to be doing it at his stand at 2PM on Sunday Jan. 27th for those of you who’ll be down at the NAMM Show, c’mon down – Alex says “Go for the Sound!”

These saxophones were named after Paul Mauriat from Marseille France
Paul Mauriat Wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Mauriat
“A line of saxophones are named for Paul Mauriat, known as P. Mauriat Saxophones.”
Paul Mauriat (4 March 1925 – 3 November 2006) was a French orchestra leader, conductor of Le Grand Orchestre de Paul Mauriat, who specialized in the easy listening genre. He is best known in the United States for his million selling remake of André Popp’s “Love is Blue”, which was #1 for 5 weeks in 1968. Other recordings for which he is known include El Bimbo, “Toccata” and “Penelope.”
Mauriat was born and grew up in Marseille, France. His father was a postal inspector who loved to play classical piano and violin. Mauriat began playing music at the age of four and enrolled in the Conservatoire in Paris at the age of 10, but by the time he was 17, he had fallen in love with jazz and popular music. During World War II, Mauriat started his own dance band and toured concert halls throughout Europe. In the 1950s he became musical director to at least two well-known French singers, Charles Aznavour and Maurice Chevalier, touring with them respectively.
In 1957, Mauriat released his first EP Paul Mauriat, a four track RGM release. Between 1959–1964 Mauriat recorded several albums on the Bel-Air record label under the name Paul Mauriat et Son Orchestre, as well as using the various pseudonyms of Richard Audrey, Nico Papadopoulos, Eduardo Ruo and Willy Twist, to better reflect the international flavour of his recordings. During this period, Mauriat also released several recordings with Les Satellites, where he creatively arranged vocal backing harmony for such albums as Slow Rock and Twist, (1961), A Malypense (1962) and Les Satellites Chantent Noel (1964)…

Go for the Sound! – and don’t forget your Hat – Jon Hammond and Alex Mingmann Hsieh PMauriat Saxophones

Alex Mingmann Hsieh great thanks, Jon ,i just landed at Los Angeles yesterday, now i am at Disneyland for relaxation
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Alex Mingmann Hsieh NAMM is ringing from 24-27, the Hotel Man told you …,i am an earlier bird for 20% off, hahahh. i can’t wait to meet you soon. have a hug!!
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Jon Hammond Wow Alex! You beat me there…good work Early Bird Special! Really looking forward to seeing you soon! We come on Wednesday, welcome back in USA Alex!! c u real soon, Jon

— with Alex Mingmann Hsieh

Paris France, cicra 1981 – R.I.P. Brent Mydland (often misspelled Midland) – formerly orgnist / keyboardist of The Grateful Dead – I took this photo in Paris France when The Dead played at The Hippodrome on 1981-10-17, very nice cat – rest in peace Brent! Jon Hammond

Youtube interview with Al Franken
http://youtu.be/7oBwGzGlTlY 131,157
Brent Mydland Wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brent_Mydland
Brent Mydland (October 21, 1952 – July 26, 1990) was the fourth keyboardist to play for the American rock band the Grateful Dead. He was with the band for eleven years, longer than any other keyboardist in the band.
Birth name Brent Mydland
Also known as Clifton Hanger
Born October 21, 1952
Munich, Germany
Died July 26, 1990 (aged 37)
Lafayette, California
Genres Rock, psychedelic rock, blues, gospel, rock, improvisational, jam
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Keyboard instruments
Years active 1979–1990
Labels Warner Bros.
Arista
Associated acts Grateful Dead
Bobby and the Midnites
Go Ahead
Kokomo
Silver
Born in Munich, Germany as the child of a Norwegian U.S. Army chaplain, Mydland moved to San Francisco, California with his parents at the age of one. Mydland spent most of his childhood living in Antioch, California, an hour east of San Francisco…

Kings Cross, London England — Joe Berger gets a famous Wimpy Burger in London! And even there we ran in to friends of Joe while we were there visiting with the late great Who bassist John Entwistle and also the BMF – British Music Fair – circa 1987

– Jon Hammond
Wimpy Wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wimpy_(restaurant)
Wimpy is the brand name of a chain of fast-food hamburger restaurants based in the United Kingdom.
Founded Chicago (USA) (1930s) [1]. Coventry Street, London (UK) (1954)
Founder(s) Eddie Gold (USA), J. Lyons and Co (UK)
Products Fast Food
(hamburgers • chicken • french fries)
Parent Famous Brands Limited
The Wimpy brand was created in the 1930s. The name was inspired by the character of J. Wellington Wimpy from the Popeye cartoons created by E. C. Segar. Eddie Gold was running 12 restaurants by the early 1950s, when the concept of fast food came to the attention of the directors of J. Lyons and Co. Lyons licensed the brand for use in the United Kingdom and, in 1954, the first “Wimpy Bar” Lyons was established at the Lyons Corner House in Coventry Street, London.

NY Times, Bill Cunningham, Goes Digital, 57th St. and Fifth, Winter NAMM 2013, Incredible Sk1, Jazz, Blues, Soft News, Local 802, Musicians Union, Anaheim

Meet The Incredible Sk1 Movie Jon’s Journal January 21 2013

January 21, 2013

*WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: Meet The Incredible Sk1 Movie

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Youtube http://youtu.be/cb7HHYzE9Gs

Michael is coming to NAMM!

Filmed in Hammond Suzuki Deutschland Headquarters Karlstrasse 38
D-89129 Langenau Germany on April 19th 2011
“Meet The Incredible Sk1 Hammond with Michael Falkenstein and Jon Hammond”
First look at this exciting new keyboard product weighing in at 7 kilos, just over 15 lbs., it sounds like a real Hammond B3 organ with Leslie, or a full size grand piano, any type of famous vintage electric piano or synthesizer. This keyboard does it all and with original Hammond drawbars and it’s feather light. Sk1 has a built in USB flash drive input, the keys are ‘bullet proof’ waterfall style keys that can hold up to extreme pressure of rockin’ rock musicians, swinging jazz musicians and can even sound like a huge pipe organ. This film will blow your mind.
Available June 2011, contact Michael Falkenstein Hammond Suzuki Deutschland Europe http://www.hammond.de/kontakt.html
Camera: Jennifer
Special thanks, Hr. Klaus Maier founder of Hammond Germany, Suzuki Musical Instruments Chief Engineers Hiromitsu Ono, Ken Atsumi, Malc Deakin Hammond UK, Jennifer Schiele, Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, Dennis Capiga Hammond Suzuki USA – dedicated to the Samurai Spirit of Japan during the recovery, we send our most sincere thanks and wishes for a speedy recovery to our good friends in Japan.
Sincerely, Jon Hammond
enjoy this film of the Nord Killer in action with 2 veteran players http://www.HammondCast.com

Big honor to play this special concert for President of Suzuki Musical Instruments and all my friends at Suzuki World Headquarters Factory in Hamamatsu, first time playing with incredible harmonica artist Koei Tanaka aka Suzuki Santa (check out Koei’s work all over the world on Youtube)

– I am playing the B3mk2 Hammond organ, the Suzuki engineers did the impossible and recreated the magic of the Hammond B3 organ, many kudos to my special friends in the engineering department
Youtube http://youtu.be/jXgA6MRW0Kc
I will be playing the amazing Hammond B3mk2 at Winter NAMM Show in just a few days, Friday Jan. 25th – first-ever Hammond night “Sound Soul Summit” Hilton Lobby 8-10PM
My quartet will be with Joe Berger on guitar, Donny Baldwin drums, Alex Budman tenor sax and myself, hope to see you there folks! *Not sure where on the program we will play
http://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2013/concerts-performances/friday?page=4
Hammond Organ Performance
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Hilton Stage East

Featuring the following artists:
Dr. Lonnie Smith – Hammond jazz and funk legend
Larry Goldings – keyboard/organist for James Taylor, among others
Jim Beard – of Steely Dan
Terry Lawless – of U2 & Pink
Chester Thompson – of Santana, Tower of Power
Jon Hammond – Jazz artist… — with Koei Tanaka in Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka

Those of you in the Saxophone Community can probably tell I don’t know how to properly hold a saxophone, but I love the way these P Mauriat HQ horns sound whenever I hear them played next to me on the bandstand by players like Tony Lakatos, Kevin Saxophone always music to my ears – here with main man Alex Mingmann Hsieh we’re going to be doing it at his stand at 2PM on Sunday Jan. 27th for those of you who’ll be down at the NAMM Show, c’mon down – Alex says “Go for the Sound!”

These saxophones were named after Paul Mauriat from Marseille France
Paul Mauriat Wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Mauriat
“A line of saxophones are named for Paul Mauriat, known as P. Mauriat Saxophones.”
Paul Mauriat (4 March 1925 – 3 November 2006) was a French orchestra leader, conductor of Le Grand Orchestre de Paul Mauriat, who specialized in the easy listening genre. He is best known in the United States for his million selling remake of André Popp’s “Love is Blue”, which was #1 for 5 weeks in 1968. Other recordings for which he is known include El Bimbo, “Toccata” and “Penelope.”
Mauriat was born and grew up in Marseille, France. His father was a postal inspector who loved to play classical piano and violin. Mauriat began playing music at the age of four and enrolled in the Conservatoire in Paris at the age of 10, but by the time he was 17, he had fallen in love with jazz and popular music. During World War II, Mauriat started his own dance band and toured concert halls throughout Europe. In the 1950s he became musical director to at least two well-known French singers, Charles Aznavour and Maurice Chevalier, touring with them respectively.
In 1957, Mauriat released his first EP Paul Mauriat, a four track RGM release. Between 1959–1964 Mauriat recorded several albums on the Bel-Air record label under the name Paul Mauriat et Son Orchestre, as well as using the various pseudonyms of Richard Audrey, Nico Papadopoulos, Eduardo Ruo and Willy Twist, to better reflect the international flavour of his recordings. During this period, Mauriat also released several recordings with Les Satellites, where he creatively arranged vocal backing harmony for such albums as Slow Rock and Twist, (1961), A Malypense (1962) and Les Satellites Chantent Noel (1964)…

Go for the Sound! – and don’t forget your Hat – Jon Hammond and Alex Mingmann Hsieh PMauriat Saxophones

Alex Mingmann Hsieh great thanks, Jon ,i just landed at Los Angeles yesterday, now i am at Disneyland for relaxation
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Alex Mingmann Hsieh NAMM is ringing from 24-27, the Hotel Man told you …,i am an earlier bird for 20% off, hahahh. i can’t wait to meet you soon. have a hug!!
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Jon Hammond Wow Alex! You beat me there…good work Early Bird Special! Really looking forward to seeing you soon! We come on Wednesday, welcome back in USA Alex!! c u real soon, Jon

— with Alex Mingmann Hsieh

Paris France, cicra 1981 – R.I.P. Brent Mydland (often misspelled Midland) – formerly orgnist / keyboardist of The Grateful Dead – I took this photo in Paris France when The Dead played at The Hippodrome on 1981-10-17, very nice cat – rest in peace Brent! Jon Hammond

Youtube interview with Al Franken
http://youtu.be/7oBwGzGlTlY 131,157
Brent Mydland Wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brent_Mydland
Brent Mydland (October 21, 1952 – July 26, 1990) was the fourth keyboardist to play for the American rock band the Grateful Dead. He was with the band for eleven years, longer than any other keyboardist in the band.
Birth name Brent Mydland
Also known as Clifton Hanger
Born October 21, 1952
Munich, Germany
Died July 26, 1990 (aged 37)
Lafayette, California
Genres Rock, psychedelic rock, blues, gospel, rock, improvisational, jam
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Keyboard instruments
Years active 1979–1990
Labels Warner Bros.
Arista
Associated acts Grateful Dead
Bobby and the Midnites
Go Ahead
Kokomo
Silver
Born in Munich, Germany as the child of a Norwegian U.S. Army chaplain, Mydland moved to San Francisco, California with his parents at the age of one. Mydland spent most of his childhood living in Antioch, California, an hour east of San Francisco…

Kings Cross, London England — Joe Berger gets a famous Wimpy Burger in London! And even there we ran in to friends of Joe while we were there visiting with the late great Who bassist John Entwistle and also the BMF – British Music Fair – circa 1987

– Jon Hammond
Wimpy Wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wimpy_(restaurant)
Wimpy is the brand name of a chain of fast-food hamburger restaurants based in the United Kingdom.
Founded Chicago (USA) (1930s) [1]. Coventry Street, London (UK) (1954)
Founder(s) Eddie Gold (USA), J. Lyons and Co (UK)
Products Fast Food
(hamburgers • chicken • french fries)
Parent Famous Brands Limited
The Wimpy brand was created in the 1930s. The name was inspired by the character of J. Wellington Wimpy from the Popeye cartoons created by E. C. Segar. Eddie Gold was running 12 restaurants by the early 1950s, when the concept of fast food came to the attention of the directors of J. Lyons and Co. Lyons licensed the brand for use in the United Kingdom and, in 1954, the first “Wimpy Bar” Lyons was established at the Lyons Corner House in Coventry Street, London.

Incredible Sk1, NAMM, Wimpy, Jazz, Blues, Soft News, Local 802, Musicians Union, Jon Hammond, B3mk2, Organ, Manji Suzuki, Hamamatsu

Sk1 Debut MNN TV Jon’s Journal January 20 2013

January 21, 2013

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Sk1 Debut MNN TV

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The late great organist Jon Lord of Deep Purple discussing Sk1 with Jon Hammond
in Frankfurt Germany

The Jon Hammond Show Sk1 MNN TV World Debut of the new stage keyboard organ from Hammond Suzuki world’s first road test with Jon Hammond Band in Germany during the International Musikmesse Frankfurt. Jon’s annual Musikmesse-Session celebrating 25 consecutive years with live concert in Jazzkeller Hofheim.
Jon Hammond – Sk1 Hammond organ
Joe Berger – guitar
Giovanni Gulino – drums
Peter Klohmann – tenor saxophone
as seen on Jon’s long-running cable TV program The Jon Hammond Show on MNN TV in New York City 28th year HammondCast.com

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/26661969

The Jon Hammond Show Sk1 Debut MNN TV from Jon Hammond on Vimeo.

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: HammondCast with Lazy Larry Sports Report

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Jon Hammond and Lazy Larry under the giant Mitsubishi Diamond Vision Screen Times Square showing clips from The Jon Hammond Show 80 times daily for 2 years

HammondCast 40 Jon Hammond’s “HammondCast 40” for KYOU/KYCY 1550 AM “Jon Hammond’s Afternoon Slide”, introducing for the first time: “Lazy Larry” Fredson, HammondCast’s “Sports Authority” with LAZY LARRY’S OAKLAND A’s REPORT beaming in from Beantown MA! Also music from Jon’s albums “Late Rent” and official new release of “NDR SESSIONS Projekt” on the Ham-Berger-Friz Records label. Jon Hammond is a member of Local 802 & Local 6 Musicians Union and ASCAP Composer/Publisher *Official Site: http://www.HammondCast.com 45 minutes

KYOURADIO.org

Frankfurt Germany — 2012 Annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party hosted by Jon Hammond Band in Jazzkeller Frankfurt –
Youtube http://youtu.be/AD8I5axpmy8

“LATE RENT” Jon Hammond Show Theme Song
as seen on MNN TV New York City Cable TV
with Tony Lakatos tenor sax, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Gulino drums,
Jon Hammond at the Hammond Sk1 organ,
special guest Lee Oskar harmonica.
This performance marks 26 years consecutive attending Musikmesse Frankfurt and
it was also on the birthday of Jon Hammond March 20th, 2012 with a big chocolate on chocolate cake baked by Saray Pastanesi Baeckerei & Konditorei bakery on Mainzer Landstrasse 131. 60327 Frankfurt am Main

Jon Hammond in-studio with Jesse Chuy Varela KCSM 91.1 FM
Archive Audio: http://archive.org/details/HammondCast_15

HammondCast 15 for KYOU Radio, this show just before Jon blasts over to Hamburg Germany to record a new album at NDR Radio. Special guest recordings of Jon with radio legend Al Jazzbeaux Collins telling the story of Jon’s composition “Train Song” and with Chuy Varela talking about the meaning of Jon’s song “Get Back In The Groove” played 2 different ways: from “Hammond’s Bolero” CD 2003 release (instrumental) and a 1981 version from DTI Records label with Frank Biner on vocals and Jon covering all the instruments — with Jon Hammond at KCSM Jazz 91

New York NY — 9/11 Concert at ZEB’s produced by the great lady of Jazz – Cobi Narita (in middle) with Jon Hammond on left and Joe Berger – Cobi Ham-Berger at ZEB’s

– Jon & Joe played “Tribute to 9/11 Get Back in The Groove” with Alain Gouillard on drums just before saxophonists Fred Staton and Billy Harper played – also special guests from Paris – Francoise Pujol and her Aioli Systeme Band — with Jon Hammond at ZEB’s

Hofheim am Taunus Germany — L to R Heinz Lichius, Joe Berger, Rainer Heute, Jon Hammond in Jazzkeller Hofheim
Youtube http://youtu.be/2GuPD0IctNc

— at Jazzkeller Hofheim

Jon Hammond handbill for shows in Moscow Russia Le Club in Theatre Taganka

Youtube http://youtu.be/-34rP08PwrY
Organist JON HAMMOND in concert with saxophonist IGOR BUTMAN, ALEXEI KUZNETZOV (gtr.), VLADIMIR DANILIN (accordion) & EDUARD ZIZAK (drums) togehter for the first time in MOSCOW RUSSIA at LE CLUB in THEATRE TAGANKA *JENNIFER-Camera, *Special Thanks: FAINA COBHAM *Official Site: http://www.HammondCast.com/

Midori Ono & Jon Hammond at B3 organ in Rug Time Club Osaka Japan

Jon Hammond Band encore shot at Blauer Engel in Kiel Germany
L to R: Heinz Lichius, Joe Berger, Sebastian Gille, Jon Hammond

http://www.jonhammondband.com/news.html — with Jon Hammond Organ Group and Jon Hammond at Blauer Engel

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: Jon Hammond 1971 Recording HADES Rock Band

http://archive.org/details/JonHammond1971RecordingHadesRockBandLiveInProvoParkAndAtRehearsal

Recorded on Jon Hammond’s personal SONY TC-366 Tape Recorder – Live Concert of HADES Rock Band at Provo Park – Berkeley CA
Jon Hammond – Hammond organ
Jim Thorsen – guitar vocals
Dave Danza – drums
Steve Wright – bass vocals
Contact Mr. Hammond directly for further information or inquiries about this all original music:
jonhammond@jonhammondband.com

*Project in-progress:
http://laterent.blogspot.com/2011/09/bringing-back-sony-tape-recorder-audio.html
Bringing Back Sony Tape Recorder Audio Transfer Project Jon Hammond rock band Hades 1971 recordings Archive at CHRS Radio Clinic at California Historical Radio Society, Elmo disassembles Jon Hammond’s TC-366 tape deck on the bench from Kozo Ohsone Sony Tape Recorder Division to play back 40 year old archive recording Berkeley El Cerrito based band HADES recorded live at Provo Park in Berkeley and at rehearsal garage on Carlson Blvd. Richmond recorded on a TC-366 sound on sound reel to reel tape deck, here is the machine on the bench with Elmo:
*LISTEN TO AUDIO: HammondCast 19
http://archive.org/details/HammondCast_19
HammondCast 19 starts out in Frankfurt Germany recording in AFN Europe Headquarters on one big tube microphone featuring Hungarian tenor saxophone star TONY LAKATOS, now a member of the HR Radio Big Band. And a slow rainy day Blues featuring guitarist JOE BERGER and RAY GRAPPONE drums, Jon on the XB-2 organ/bass. Also a 35 year-old recording of my old rock band HADES and a shout out to the bass player STEVE WRIGHT who is recuperating from a stroke and heart attack but is now starting to speak again, get better Steve! From there to 1995 recording in LE BAR BAT NYC playing Jon’s tune “Pocket Funk”. A song I recorded with Eddie Money that is close to Eddie’s heart: “I’ve Been Lovin’ You Too Long” for all the Eddie Money freaks out there. I just saw Eddie in NY and he’s doin’ fine, still touring in a city near you! And finally ending up back in AFN Europe Headquarters playing Jon Hammond’s theme song: “LATE RENT”, dedicated to YOU of KYOU that your Rent will never be Late!
http://www.KYOURADIO.org
http://www.HammondCast.com HADES R to L: Steve Wright bass vocals, Jimmy Thorsen guitar vocals, Dave Danza drums, Jon Hammond organ electric piano *continued from Jon Hammond Blog
*Note: There is a hum in this recording that occurred during the transfer to digital, still listenable and eventually I will be making another attempt from the master tape on another machine or when we find the source of the hum on the console used here. – Jon Hammond
KYOURADIO.org

Bringing Back Sony Tape Recorder Audio Transfer Project Jon Hammond rock band Hades 1971 recordings Archive at CHRS

Radio Clinic at California Historical Radio Society, Elmo disassembles Jon Hammond’s TC-366 tape deck on the bench from Kozo Ohsone Sony Tape Recorder

Division to play back 40 year old archive recording Berkeley El Cerrito based band HADES recorded live at Provo Park in Berkeley and at rehearsal garage

on Carlson Blvd. Richmond recorded on a TC-366 sound on sound reel to reel tape deck, here is the machine on the bench with Elmo:

Elmo discussing remedy for glazed pinch roller with radio engineer Art Lieberman:

AMPEX 354 Tape Deck in KRE dubbing studio:

CHRS President Steve Kushman at the GATES Audio Board transferring from Analog to Digital:

Sony TC-366 project machine:

*LISTEN TO AUDIO: HammondCast 19

http://www.archive.org/details/HammondCast_19_1

HammondCast 19 starts out in Frankfurt Germany recording in AFN Europe Headquarters on one big tube microphone featuring Hungarian tenor saxophone star TONY LAKATOS, now a member of the HR Radio Big Band. And a slow rainy day Blues featuring guitarist JOE BERGER and RAY GRAPPONE drums, Jon on the XB-2 organ/bass. Also a 35 year-old recording of my old rock band HADES and a shout out to the bass player STEVE WRIGHT who is recuperating from a stroke and heart attack but is now starting to speak again, get better Steve! From there to 1995 recording in LE BAR BAT NYC playing Jon’s tune “Pocket Funk”. A song I recorded with Eddie Money that is close to Eddie’s heart: “I’ve Been Lovin’ You Too Long” for all the Eddie Money freaks out there. I just saw Eddie in NY and he’s doin’ fine, still touring in a city near you! And finally ending up back in AFN Europe Headquarters playing Jon Hammond’s theme song: “LATE RENT”, dedicated to YOU of KYOU the your Rent will never be Late! http://www.HammondCast.com

HADES R to L: Steve Wright bass vocals, Jimmy Thorsen guitar vocals, Dave Danza drums, Jon Hammond organ electric piano

Earlier version of Hades Blues Works L to R: Jim Thorsen, Jon Hammond Greg Boykin drums R.I.P. Eddie Sanchez, Steve Wright picture outside Carlson Blvd. Richmond rehearsal space, Jerry Figone was manager at that time, road crew – Kent & Gary Leone:

Sk1 James and Wes Blues Jon Hammond Band Jon Hammond on Hammond Sk1 World’s First Road Test of ultra-portable Hammond Sk1 with Jon Hammond Band in Germany at Jon’s annual Musikmesse-Session in Jazzkeller Hofheim April 8, 2011 Special Thanks Suzuki Musical Instruments, Ken Atsumi, Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, Hiromitsu Ono, Yu Beniya, Shigeyuki Ohtaka, Shuji Suzuki, Bernie Capicchiano, Malc Deakin Hammond Suzuki UK Europe, Michael Falkenstein Hammond Suzuki Germany, camera: Jennifer Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Gulino drums, Peter Klohmann tenor sax, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond Stage Keyboard http://www.jonhammondband.com Sk1 Sk2 Hammond Suzuki Musikmesse Blues Organ Hofheim Hamamatsu Japan Category: Music Tags: Sk1 Sk2 Hammond Suzuki Musikmesse Blues Organ Hofheim Hamamatsu Japan

*WATCH THE VIDEO: Sk1 James and Wes Blues Jon Hammond Band

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8tItPfKVOQ

Sk1 James and Wes Blues Jon Hammond Band
Jon Hammond on Hammond Sk1 World’s First Road Test of ultra-portable Hammond Sk1 with Jon Hammond Band in Germany at Jon’s annual Musikmesse-Session in Jazzkeller Hofheim April 8, 2011 Special Thanks Suzuki Musical Instruments, Ken Atsumi, Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, Hiromitsu Ono, Yu Beniya, Shigeyuki Ohtaka, Shuji Suzuki, Bernie Capicchiano, Malc Deakin Hammond Suzuki UK Europe, Michael Falkenstein Hammond Suzuki Germany, camera: Jennifer
Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Gulino drums, Peter Klohmann tenor sax, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond Stage Keyboard http://www.jonhammondband.com
Sk1 Sk2 Hammond Suzuki Musikmesse Blues Organ Hofheim Hamamatsu Japan
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*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Hessen Report Vintage RTL Jon Hammond TV appearance

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First lucky break for Jon Hammond in Frankfurt Germany appearing on Hessen Report RTL TV with big plug from moderator Beatrix Rief for upcoming shows at Jazzkeller. It was shot on a cold morning in Dec. 1991 in Venety’s on Sandweg in Frankfurt. Special thanks: Beatrix Rief, Tino Pavlis, Frank Poehl http://www.HammondCast.com

Youtube http://youtu.be/cncN3PvqcQw

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond | NAMM.org Oral History Interview Unedited

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Short version on NAMM Website:
http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/jon-hammond

Published on Dec 27, 2012
Jon Hammond
Interview Date: January 13, 2011
Job Title: President and Founder
Company: Jon Hammond & Associates
accordions electric organs Hammond B-3 Hammond Organs Jazz Music Manufacturing Musicians
Jon Hammond has successfully created a career based on his musical talents and his passion for the music industry! As a musician Jon has performed with many legendary players and as a clinician and product artist he has introduced many innovative products to music stores and their customers over the last 30 plus years. Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Digital B3 Organ.
Jon Hammond Interview Date: January 13, 2011 Job Title: President and Founder Jon Hammond & Associates Jon Hammond has successfully created a … of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Digital B3Organ. (accordions, electric organs, Hammond B-3, Hammond Organs) KYOURADIO.org

Youtube http://youtu.be/Faq_A58v4sE

*Note: Friday Night January 25th at 2013 Winter NAMM Show
8:00 pm
Hammond Organ Performance
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Hilton Stage East
http://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2013/concerts-performances/friday?page=3

This event will be called:
“The Sound, The Soul, The Summit!”
MC’d by Scott May of Hammond Suzuki USA
The list of Confirmed Artists is as follows:

Dr. Lonnie Smith
Terry Lawless
Chester Thompson
Larry Goldings
Freddie Ravel
Jimmie Smith
Anthony Williams
Marty Grebb
Jon Hammond
Christian Cullen
Michel Benebig
Glen Stewart

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

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January 19, 2013

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Incredible moment frozen in time – on the bass “The Judge” Milt Hinton totally getting down (playing Reggie Workman’s bass) as Bill Cosby looks on over his shoulder in amazement – on the drums is one of my all-time favorites David “Panama” Francis – this very special concert and awards ceremony honoring Cab Calloway which took place on May 7, 1990 – Jon Hammond

Milt’s Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milt_Hinton
Milton John “Milt” Hinton (June 23, 1910 – December 19, 2000), “the dean of jazz bass players,” was an American jazz double bassist and photographer. He was nicknamed “The Judge”.
Birth name Milton John Hilton
Born June 23, 1910
Vicksburg, Mississippi, United States
Died December 19, 2000 (aged 90)
Queens, New York, United States
Genres Traditional Jazz. Swing, Pop Music
Occupations Double bassist, Photographer
Instruments Double bass
Years active 80 years
Labels Various
Associated acts Jabbo Smith, Zutty Singleton, Art Tatum, Eddie South, Cab Calloway, Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman, Clark Terry, Hank Jones, Branford Delfeayo Marsalis
Panama’s Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panama_Francis
David “Panama” Francis (December 21, 1918, Miami, Florida – November 13, 2001, Orlando, Florida) was an American swing jazz drummer.
He began performing at the age of eight, and booked his first night club at the age of thirteen. His career took off after he moved to New York City in 1938. Early collaborations included Tab Smith, Billy Hick’s Sizzling Six, the Roy Eldridge Orchestra, and six years with Lucky Millinder’s Orchestra at Harlem’s Savoy Ballroom.
Panama Francis spent five years recording and touring with Cab Calloway. He also played with Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Ray Conniff, and Sy Oliver, becoming a highly successful studio drummer. He recorded with John Lee Hooker, Eubie Blake, Ella Fitzgerald, Illinois Jacquet, Ray Charles, Mahalia Jackson and Big Joe Turner. As rhythm and blues and rock and roll went mainstream Francis became even more sought after. He drummed on the Elvis Presley demos, and he is featured on hits by the Four Seasons (“Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Walk Like a Man”), the Platters (“Only You”, “The Great Pretender”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” and “My Prayer”), Bobby Darin (“Splish Splash”), Neil Sedaka (“Calendar Girl”), and Dion (“The Wanderer”).
He drummed on “Prisoner of Love” for James Brown, “What a Difference a Day Makes” for Dinah Washington, “Drown in My Own Tears” for Ray Charles, and “Jim Dandy” for LaVern Baker. Many music reference books indicate that he also played drums on Bill Haley & His Comets’ 1954 version of “Shake, Rattle and Roll”, but producer Milt Gabler denied this; Francis is also believed to have played drums for at least one other Haley recording session in the mid-1960s. In 1979, Panama Francis reestablished the Savoy Sultans touring, recording several Grammy-nominated albums, and keeping residence at New York’s prestigious Rainbow Room through the mid-1980s. He appeared in several films with Cab Calloway: Angel Heart, Lady Sings the Blues, The Learning Tree.[citation needed]
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Francis received a Pioneer Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation in 1993 and was also inducted into the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. His drum sticks are on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Bill Cosby’s Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Cosby
Dr. William Henry “Bill” Cosby, Jr., Ed.D. (born July 12, 1937) is an American comedian, actor, author, television producer, educator, musician and activist. A veteran stand-up performer, he got his start at various clubs, then landed a starring role in the 1960s action show, I Spy. He later starred in his own sitcom, The Bill Cosby Show. He was one of the major characters on the children’s television series The Electric Company for its first two seasons, and created the educational cartoon comedy series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, about a group of young friends growing up in the city. Cosby has also acted in a number of films.
During the 1980s, Cosby produced and starred in one of the decade’s defining sitcoms, The Cosby Show, which aired eight seasons from 1984 to 1992. It was the number one show in America for five straight years (1985–89).[1] The sitcom highlighted the experiences and growth of an affluent African-American family. He also produced the spin-off sitcom A Different World, which became second to The Cosby Show in ratings. He starred in the sitcom Cosby from 1996 to 2000 and hosted Kids Say the Darndest Things for two seasons.
In 2002, scholar Molefi Kete Asante included him in his book, the 100 Greatest African Americans.[2]
In 1976, Cosby earned a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. For his doctoral research, he wrote a dissertation entitled, “An Integration of the Visual Media Via ‘Fat Albert And The Cosby Kids’ Into the Elementary School Curriculum as a Teaching Aid and Vehicle to Achieve Increased Learning”.
William Henry Cosby, Jr.
July 12, 1937 (age 75)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Occupation Actor, comedian, author, producer, musician, activist
Years active 1962–present
Notable work(s) I Spy
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
The Cosby Show
The Electric Company
Spouse(s) Camille Hanks (1964–present)
Children Erika, Erinn, Ensa, Evin, Ennis
Cosby was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is one of four sons born to Anna Pearl (née Hite), a maid, and William Henry Cosby, Sr., who served as a sailor in the U.S. Navy.[3][4] During much of his early childhood, Cosby’s father was away in the U.S. armed forces and spent several years fighting in World War II. As a student, he described himself as a class clown. Cosby was the captain of both the baseball team and the track and field team at Mary Channing Wister Public School in Philadelphia, as well as the class president.[5] Early on, though, teachers noted his propensity for clowning around rather than studying.[6] At Fitz Simmons Junior High, Cosby began acting in plays as well as continuing his devotion to playing sports.[7] He went on to Central High School, an academically challenging magnet school, but his full schedule of playing football, basketball, baseball, and running track made it hard for him.[7] In addition, Cosby was working before and after school, selling produce, shining shoes, and stocking shelves at a supermarket to help out the family.[7] He transferred to Germantown High School, but failed the tenth grade.[8] Instead of repeating, he got a job as an apprentice at a shoe repair shop, which he liked, but could not see himself doing the rest of his life.[7] Subsequently, he joined the Navy, serving at the Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, Naval Station Argentia, Newfoundland and at the Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland.[9]
While serving in the Navy as a Hospital Corpsman for four years, Cosby worked in physical therapy with some seriously injured Korean War casualties,[9] which helped him discover what was important to him. Then he immediately realized the need for an education, and finished his equivalency diploma via correspondence courses.[10] He then won a track and field scholarship to Philadelphia’s Temple University in 1961–62,[11] and studied physical education while running track and playing fullback on the football team. Cosby also joined the school’s chapter of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity.[citation needed]
As Cosby progressed through his undergraduate studies, he continued to hone his talent for humor, joking with fellow enlistees in the service and then with college friends. When he began bar tending at the Cellar, a club in Philadelphia, to earn money, he became fully aware of his ability to make people laugh. He worked his customers and saw his tips increase, then ventured onto the stage.[12]
Stand-up career

Cosby left Temple to pursue a career in comedy, though he would return to collegiate studies in the 1970s. He lined up gigs at clubs in Philadelphia and soon was off to New York City, where he appeared at The Gaslight Cafe starting in 1962.[7] He lined up dates in Chicago, Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., and elsewhere. He received national exposure on NBC’s The Tonight Show in the summer of 1963 which led to a recording contract with Warner Bros. Records, who released his debut LP Bill Cosby Is a Very Funny Fellow…Right!, the first of a series of popular comedy albums, in 1964.
While many comics were using the growing freedom of that decade to explore controversial, sometimes risqué, material, Cosby was making his reputation with humorous recollections of his childhood. Many Americans wondered about the absence of race as a topic in Cosby’s stories. As Cosby’s success grew he had to defend his choice of material regularly; as he argued, “A white person listens to my act and he laughs and he thinks, ‘Yeah, that’s the way I see it too.’ Okay. He’s white. I’m Negro. And we both see things the same way. That must mean that we are alike. Right? So I figure this way I’m doing as much for good race relations as the next guy.”[13]
Cosby remains an actively touring stand-up comedian, performing at theaters throughout the country.
Acting career

I Spy
In 1965, when he was cast alongside Robert Culp in the I Spy espionage adventure series, Cosby became the first African-American co-star in a dramatic television series, and NBC became the first to present a series so cast. At first Cosby and NBC executives were concerned that some affiliates might be unwilling to carry the series. At the beginning of the 1965 season four stations declined the show; they were in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama.[citation needed] Viewers were taken with the show’s exotic locales and the authentic chemistry between the stars, and it became one of the ratings hits of that television season. I Spy finished among the twenty most-watched shows that year, and Cosby would be honored with three consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
During the run of the series, Cosby continued to do stand-up comedy performances, and recorded a half-dozen record albums for Warners. He also began to dabble in singing, recording Silver Throat: Bill Cosby Sings in 1967, which provided him with a hit single with his recording of “Li’l Ole Man”.[citation needed] He would record several more musical albums into the early 1970s, but he continued to record primarily stand-up comedy work.
In June 1968 Billboard reported that Cosby had turned down a five-year, US$3.5 million contract renewal offer and would leave the label in August that year to record for his own record label.[14]
Tetragrammaton Records was a division of the Campbell, Silver, Cosby (CSC) Corporation, the Los Angeles based production company founded by Cosby, his manager Roy Silver, and filmmaker Bruce Post Campbell. It produced films as well as records, including Cosby’s television specials, the Fat Albert cartoon special and series and several motion pictures. CSC hired industry veteran Artie Mogull as President of the label and Tetragrammaton was fairly active during 1968–69 (its most successful signing was British heavy rock band Deep Purple) but it quickly went into the red and ceased trading during 1970.[15]
Fat Albert, The Bill Cosby Show, and the 1970s

Cosby in 1969
Cosby pursued a variety of additional television projects and appeared as a regular guest host on The Tonight Show and as the star of an annual special for NBC. He returned with another series in 1969, The Bill Cosby Show, a situation comedy that ran for two seasons. Cosby played a physical education teacher at a Los Angeles high school. While only a modest critical success, the show was a ratings hit, finishing eleventh in its first season. Cosby was lauded for using some previously unknown African-American performers such as Lillian Randolph, Moms Mabley, and Rex Ingram as characters. According to commentary on the Season 1 DVD’s for the show, Cosby was at odds with NBC over his refusal to include a laugh track in the show (he felt that viewers had the ability to find humor for themselves when watching a TV show). He was originally contracted with NBC to do the show for two seasons, and he believes the show was not renewed afterwards for that reason.
After The Bill Cosby Show left the air, Cosby returned to his education. He began graduate work at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, qualifying under a special program that allowed for the admission of students who had not completed their bachelor’s degrees, but who had had a significant impact on society and/or their communities through their careers.[citation needed] This professional interest led to his involvement in the PBS series The Electric Company, for which he recorded several segments teaching reading skills to young children.
In 1972, Cosby received an MA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was also back in prime time with a variety series, The New Bill Cosby Show. However, this time he met with poor ratings, and the show lasted only a season. More successful was a Saturday morning show, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, hosted by Cosby and based on his own childhood. That series ran from 1972 to 1979, and as The New Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids from 1979 to 1984.[citation needed] Some schools used the program as a teaching tool,[citation needed] and Cosby himself wrote a dissertation on it, “An Integration of the Visual Media Via ‘Fat Albert And The Cosby Kids’ Into the Elementary School Curriculum as a Teaching Aid and Vehicle to Achieve Increased Learning”, as partial fulfillment of obtaining his 1976 doctorate in education, also from the University of Massachusetts.[7][16] Subsequently, Temple University, where Cosby had begun but never finished his undergraduate studies, would grant him his bachelor’s degree on the basis of “life experience.”[citation needed]
Also during the 1970s, Cosby and other African-American actors, including Sidney Poitier, joined forces to make some successful comedy films that countered the violent “blaxploitation” films of the era. Uptown Saturday Night (1974) and Let’s Do It Again (1975) were generally praised, but much of Cosby’s film work has fallen flat. Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976) costarring Raquel Welch and Harvey Keitel; A Piece of the Action, with Poitier; and California Suite, a compilation of four Neil Simon plays, were all panned. In addition, Cos (1976) an hour-long variety show featuring puppets, sketches, and musical numbers, was canceled within the year. Cosby was also a regular on children’s public television programs starting in the 1970s, hosting the “Picture Pages” segments that lasted into the early 1980s.
The Cosby Show and the 1980s
Cosby’s greatest television success came in September 1984 with the debut of The Cosby Show. The program aired weekly on NBC and went on to become the highest ranking sitcom of all time. For Cosby, the new situation comedy was a response to the increasingly violent and vulgar fare the networks usually offered.[citation needed] Cosby is an advocate for humor that is family-oriented. He insisted on and received total creative control of the series, and he was involved in every aspect of the series. The show had parallels to Cosby’s actual family life: like the characters Cliff and Claire Huxtable, Cosby and his wife Camille were college educated, financially successful, and had five children. Essentially a throwback to the wholesome family situation comedy, The Cosby Show was unprecedented in its portrayal of an intelligent, affluent, African-American family.
Much of the material from the pilot and first season of The Cosby Show was taken from his video Bill Cosby: Himself, released in 1983. The series was an immediate success, debuting near the top of the ratings and staying there for most of its long run. The Cosby Show is one of only three American programs that have been #1 in the Nielsen ratings for at least five consecutive seasons, along with All in the Family and American Idol. People magazine called the show “revolutionary,”[citation needed] and Newsday concurred that it was a “real breakthrough.”[citation needed]
In 1987, Cosby attempted to return to film with the spy spoof Leonard Part 6. Although Cosby himself was producer and wrote the story, he realized during production that the film was not going to be what he wanted and publicly denounced it, warning audiences to stay away.[17]
See also: Bill Cosby in advertising
In the 1990s and 2000s

Cosby’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
After The Cosby Show went off the air in 1992, Cosby embarked on a number of other projects, including a revival of the classic Groucho Marx game show You Bet Your Life (1992–93) along with the TV-movie I Spy Returns (1994) and The Cosby Mysteries (1994). In the mid-1990s, he appeared as a detective in black-and-white film noir-themed commercials for Turner Classic Movies. He also made appearances in three more films, Ghost Dad (1990), The Meteor Man (1993); and Jack (1996); in addition to being interviewed in Spike Lee’s 4 Little Girls (1997), a documentary about the racist bombing of a Birmingham, Alabama, church in 1963.
Also in 1996, he started up a new show for CBS, Cosby, again co-starring Phylicia Rashād, his onscreen wife on The Cosby Show. Cosby co-produced the show for Carsey-Werner Productions. The show was based on the British program One Foot in the Grave.[citation needed] It centered on Cosby as Hilton Lucas, an iconoclastic senior citizen who tries to find a new job after being “downsized”, and in the meantime, gets on his wife’s nerves. Madeline Kahn costarred as Rashād’s goofy business partner. Cosby was hired by CBS to be the official “spokesman” for the WWJ-TV during an advertising campaign from 1995 to 1998. In addition, Cosby in 1998 became the host of Kids Say the Darndest Things. After four seasons, Cosby was canceled. The last episode aired April 28, 2000. Kids Say the Darndest Things was also canceled the same year. Cosby continued to work with CBS through a development deal and other projects.

Cosby volunteered his time and talent to promote causes such as the Partnership for a Drug Free America’s campaign to de-glamorize drugs, during the 1990s and beyond, writing the script and appearing in a PSA to discourage the use of illegal drugs by young people. Photo: going over the script with Partnership executive Ginna Marston (right) and a production assistant at Cosby’s studio in Astoria, Queens in the 1990s. Photo by Bobby Sheehan.
A series for preschoolers, Little Bill, made its debut on Nickelodeon in 1999. The network renewed the popular program in November 2000. In 2001, at an age when many give serious consideration to retirement, Cosby’s agenda included the publication of a new book, as well as delivering the commencement addresses at Morris Brown College, Ohio State University, and at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.[18] Also that year, he signed a deal with 20th Century Fox to develop a live-action feature film centering on the popular Fat Albert character from his 1970s cartoon series. Fat Albert was released in theaters in December 2004. In May 2007 he spoke at the Commencement of High Point University.
In the summer of 2009, Cosby hosted a comedy gala at Montreal’s Just for Laughs comedy festival, the world’s largest.
Socioeconomic views

Main article: Pound Cake speech
In May 2004 after receiving an award at the celebration of the 50th Anniversary commemoration of the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that outlawed school racial segregation, Cosby made public remarks critical of African Americans who put higher priorities on sports, fashion, and “acting hard” than on education, self-respect, and self-improvement, pleading for African-American families to educate their children on the many different aspects of American culture.
In the “Pound Cake” speech, Cosby, who holds a doctorate in education, asked that African-American parents teach their children better morals at a younger age. Cosby told the Washington Times, “Parenting needs to come to the forefront. If you need help and you don’t know how to parent, we want to be able to reach out and touch” (DeBose, Brian).[page needed] Richard Leiby of The Washington Post reported, “Bill Cosby was anything but politically correct in his remarks Monday night at a Constitution Hall bash commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision.”[19]
Cosby again came under sharp criticism and was again largely unapologetic for his stance when he made similar remarks during a speech in a July 1 meeting commemorating the anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. During that speech, he admonished apathetic blacks for not assisting or concerning themselves with the individuals who are involved with crime or have counter-productive aspirations. He further described those who needed attention as blacks who “had forgotten the sacrifices of those in the Civil Rights Movement.” [20] The speech was featured in the documentary 500 Years Later, which set the speech to cartoon visuals.[citation needed]
Georgetown University sociology professor Michael Eric Dyson wrote a book in 2005 entitled Is Bill Cosby Right or Is the Black Middle Class Out of Touch?[21] In the book, Dyson wrote that Cosby was overlooking larger social factors that reinforce poverty and associated crime; factors such as deteriorating schools, stagnating wages, dramatic shifts in the economy, offshoring and downsizing, chronic underemployment, and job and capital flight.[22] Dyson suggested Cosby’s comments “betray classist, elitist viewpoints rooted in generational warfare.”[21]
Cornel West defended Cosby and his remarks, saying, “he’s speaking out of great compassion and trying to get folk to get on the right track, ’cause we’ve got some brothers and sisters who are not doing the right things, just like in times in our own lives, we don’t do the right thing… He is trying to speak honestly and freely and lovingly, and I think that’s a very positive thing.”[23]
In a 2008 interview, Cosby mentioned Chicago (Illinois), Atlanta (Georgia), Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), Oakland (California), Detroit (Michigan) and Springfield (Massachusetts) among the cities where crime was high and young African-American men were being murdered and jailed in disproportionate numbers. Cosby stood his ground against criticism and affirmed that African-American parents were continuing to fail to inculcate proper standards of moral behavior.[24] Cosby still lectures to black communities (usually at churches) about his frustrations with certain problems prevalent in underprivileged urban communities such as taking part in illegal drugs, teenage pregnancy, Black Entertainment Television, high school dropouts, anti-intellectualism, gangsta rap, vulgarity, thievery, offensive clothing, vanity, parental alienation, single-parenting and failing to live up to the ideals of Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King, Jr. and the African-American ancestors that preceded Generation X.
Humanitarian causes

Cosby has become an active member of The Jazz Foundation of America.[25] Cosby became involved with the foundation in 2004. For several years, he has been a featured host for its annual benefit, A Great Night in Harlem, at the Apollo Theater in New York City.[26][27]
Personal life

Cosby met his future wife, Camille Olivia Hanks, while he was performing stand-up in Washington, D.C., in the early 1960s, and she was a student at the University of Maryland. They married on January 25, 1964, and had five children: daughters Erika Ranee (b. 1965), Erinn Chalene (b. 1966), Ensa Camille (b. 1973), and Evin Harrah (b. 1976), and son Ennis William (1969–1997). Their son Ennis was shot dead while changing a flat tire on the side of Interstate 405 in Los Angeles on January 16, 1997. Cosby maintains homes in Shelburne, Massachusetts, and Cheltenham, Pennsylvania.[28]
Bill Cosby has hosted the Los Angeles Playboy Jazz Festival since 1979. An avid musician, he’s best known as a jazz drummer although he can be seen playing bass guitar with Jerry Lewis and Sammy Davis, Jr. on Hugh Hefner’s 1970s talk show. His story “The Regular Way” was featured in Playboy’s December 1968 issue.[29]
Bill Cosby is an active alumnus supporter of his alma mater, Temple University, and in particular its men’s basketball team, whose games Cosby frequently attends.
Cosby is a devoted fan of the Philadelphia Eagles. In 2002, when the Eagles’ starting and backup quarterbacks were both injured, Cosby sent a letter to head coach Andy Reid, joking that he was ready to play if needed.[citation needed]
Cosby also attends many public events, such as the 100th Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden in New York on February 2, 2007. His love for track and field athletics has also been shown with his long time sponsorship, and on-track work with the Penn Relays. For many years, Cosby has been known to work the finish line at Franklin Field and congratulate athletes.
During the 2009 NFL Draft, he celebrated the draft with former Texas Longhorns wide receiver Quan Cosby as a means of support, though the two are not related.[30]
Lawsuits

In July 1997, Cosby testified that he made secret payments to Shawn Upshaw, a woman who had briefly been his lover in Las Vegas during the early 1970s. Upshaw later told Cosby that her daughter, Autumn Jackson, was his daughter, too, but he denied it. Cosby said he gave Upshaw a total of about $100,000 because he did not want her to publicly reveal the affair.[31] Twenty-two-year-old Autumn Jackson was sentenced to 26 months in jail for trying to extort $40 million from Cosby.[32]
In August 2006, Cosby settled a lawsuit against him by a Canadian woman who claimed he had attacked her in his Philadelphia home in 2004.[28][33] The woman claimed she had been sexually assaulted after being given pills when she had complained of feeling stressed. Cosby categorically denied the assertions.[34]
Awards and honors

1969: Received his third “Man of the Year” award from Harvard University’s performance group, the Hasty Pudding Theatricals
1998: Received the Kennedy Center Honor[35]
2002: The Presidential Medal of Freedom for his contributions to television
2003: The Bob Hope Humanitarian Award
2005: In a British poll to find The Comedian’s Comedian, he was voted among the top 50 comedy acts ever by fellow comedians and comedy insiders
2009: Presented with the 12th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
2011: Made an honorary Chief Petty Officer (Hospital Corpsman) in the United States Navy — with Panama Francis and 4 others at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music

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Folks, these are 2 great legends of Jazz who have passed sadly – on the left, Bobby Johnson the great trumpeter known for his work in the Erskine Hawkins Orchestra here with Earle Warren aka “Smiley” – Earle Ronald Warren featured saxophonist & vocalist with the Count Basie Band – on May 7, 1990 concert and awards ceremony in honor of Cab Calloway Day – R.I.P. Bobby Johnson & Earle Warren – Jon Hammond

Obituary: Earle Warren
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-earle-warren-1420948.html
STEVE VOCE TUESDAY 07 JUNE 1994
Earle Ronald Warren, alto and baritone saxophone player, clarinettist, vocalist, bandleader: born Springfield, Ohio 1 July 1914; died Springfield, Ohio 4 June 1994.
WHEN the Count Basie band were playing at the Paramount in New York, Earle Warren planned a flourish of showmanship to introduce his featured vocal ‘I Struck a Match in the Dark’. He would stand at the microphone in a completely darkened theatre and would strike a match which illuminated only his face. And then the lights would be turned up. ‘Earle was a good-looking guy and Basie figured that this introduction would set off all the little girls who thought of Earle as a matinee idol,’ said Buck Clayton. The scheme worked well the first time it was tried, but in the second house the band waited in the dark, the silence broken only by the frantic scratching by Warren as match after match failed to light. As the seconds dragged by the audience was completely bemused. It transpired that the drummer Jo Jones had carefully dampened Warren’s matches during the intermission.

Warren worked for the Basie band, on alto sax and as band singer, most of the time from 1937 to 1951. Lester Young (‘Prez’) handed out the nicknames in the band. The bright-eyed Clayton was ‘Cat Eye’, the round-faced Buddy Tate ‘Moon’, the lanky Dickie Wells ‘Bones’ and Earle Warren, whose embouchure made him look as though he was smiling while he was playing, became ‘Smiley’. Because of the fashion at the time the tenor players Lester Young and Herschel Evans took most of the saxophone solos. ‘I got all the bridges,’ recalled Warren. ‘Eight bars in the middle of everything.’

Warren became an outstanding lead alto player for Basie, heading a formidable saxophone section. He was bettered only in this role by Willie Smith, who played with the Jimmy Lunceford band. The two men shared a different problem. Both men were ‘black’, but each was so fair-skinned as to appear white. This caused them problems because, particularly in the Thirties, it was unheard of for a white man to play in a black band, and indeed there were occasions when such players had to wear black make-up. Their problem occasionally drew insults from their fellow-blacks.

When Basie was absent for any reason Warren, a responsible and intelligent man, took over the band and indeed on one occasion led it for a recording session under his own name on the Savoy label. Because he was more famous the company originally issued the records under Lester Young’s name.

Warren was in and out of the Basie band over the years, leading his own band from 1945 to 1947, and when he finally left Basie it was because of the illness of his wife. He joined the vocal group the Platters as its baritone sax player and later became manager of the show band led by Johnny Otis. He turned down offers from Artie Shaw, Woody Herman and Gene Krupa.

Over the years a nucleus of ex-Basie musicians stayed together, usually working under Buck Clayton’s name. Warren came to Britain with Clayton in 1959 and toured Europe with the trumpeter several times in later years. An extremely likeable man, he made many friends here. When Willie Smith became ill in 1986 Warren took his place in the ‘Jazz from a Swinging Era’ unit which toured Europe that year and visited Britain again. During this trip he negotiated a tour of his own here, returning to work with the Littlejohn-Milliner Sextet and the Dave Brubeck Quartet.

Like Buck Clayton and many other mainstream musicians Warren found that there was far more work to be had in Europe than at home and he settled in Geneva for almost 10 years, returning two years ago to his home town of Springfield, Ohio. — with Panama Francis and Earle Warren at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.

Folks, these are 2 great legends of Jazz who have passed sadly – on the left, Bobby Johnson the great trumpeter known for his work in the Erskine Hawkins Orchestra here with Earle Warren aka “Smiley” – Earle Ronald Warren featured saxophonist & vocalist with the Count Basie Band – on May 7, 1990 concert and awards ceremony in honor of Cab Calloway Day

– R.I.P. Bobby Johnson & Earle Warren – Jon Hammond

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Joe Berger guitar

Alex Budman tenor saxophone

Donny Baldwin drums

Jon Hammond at the Digital Hammond B3mk2 organ

Joachim Hildebrand Black and White Photographs:

These great black and white photos of Jon Hammond Band were shot by the great photographer Joachim Hildebrand at my 25th year Musikmesse Warm Up Party – on the band: Tony Lakatos tenor sax,

Giovanni Gulino drums,

Joe Berger guitar,

Jon Hammond organ

Youtube http://youtu.be/hozrJpHvV-4

Chocolate on Chocolate Cake at 2011 Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt with Jon Hammond Band and special guests for this special occasion celebrating 25 years in Musikmesse.

Special acknowledgement of Wilhelm P. “Charly” Hosenseidl R.I.P. who was the Director of Musikmesse years 1989-2008 now Directed by Wolfgang Luecke, special thanks to Messe Frankfurt Projekt and Presse Team!

Jon Hammond Band: Joe Berger guitar Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone Giovanni Gulino drums Jon Hammond – XB-2 Hammond Organ – special thanks Hiromitsu Ono Chief Engineer Suzuki Musical Instruments designed my instrument which took me all around the world many times “Late Rent” Jon Hammond theme song for Jon Hammond Show MNNTV and HammondCast Show KYOU Radio San Francisco CBS Radio Network Thanks Joe Lamond President CEO NAMM, TecAmp Jürgen Kunze and Thomas Eich – Puma Combo bass amp powering Jon Hammond’s organ Dankeschoen to Yücel Atiker, Tino Pavlis, Poehl, Bernie Capicchiano, Michael Falkenstein Hammond Suzuki Deutschland, Peggy Behling, Christine Vogel Messe Frankfurt, Saray Pastanesi Baeckerei & Konditorei for Chocolate on Chocolate 25 Years Musikmesse Celebration Cake – Mainzer Landstrasse 131, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Eugen Hahn Jazzkeller Frankfurt Team Kleine Bockenheimerstr. 18a Frankfurt http://www.HammondCast.com/

Only 5 days out to Winter NAMM 2013 folks!
http://www.examiner.com/article/pete-townshend-and-elton-among-the-artists-gracing-namm-week-2013
Pete Townshend and Elton John among the artists gracing NAMM week 2013 (Photos)

MUSIC BY: PHYLLIS POLLACK
*Excerpt:
Sir Elton will be performing for Yamaha at the Hyperion Theater on NAMM’s Friday. The concert will be streamed at NAMM, over the internet, and in many countries globally. “That will just be a wonderful event.”

Lamond noted, “This includes hundreds of other concerts that will be going on over the four days of the show. So I just love the fact there will be so much music. And in the hotel lobbies, are just all kinds of people playing. I think Jon (Hammond) will hopefully be playing again this year.”

Jon Hammond also took part in the call. Lamond introduced him as “The best (Hammond) B3 player, right there.” Hammond has performed with many legendary players and as a clinician. As a product artist, he has introduced many innovative products to music stores and their customers over the last 30 plus years.

Hammond, who was a Berklee College of Music attendee, is closely associated with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Digital B3 Organ.

Lamond stated that drummers Bernard Purdie and Steve Gadd will be among players at NAMM. “For a drummer like me, it just doesn’t get much better than that,” said Lamond, praising their talent. “So from an overall point, I think the show is reflective of the industry,” he contended.
Lamond attributed this year’s increased number of female musicians, both performing and endorsing as a result of the exhibitors, saying, “I think it’s a reflection of the environment, and manufacturers, who mainly plan those events. That’s the exhibitors’ doing, so I give the credit to them.”

Jon Hammond stated that this year will mark the first-ever NAMM Hammond organ night, which will be held on Friday in the Hilton lobby. Chester Thompson, who has played with groups including Weather Report and Genesis will be among those playing. Other notable Hammond endorsees will also perform.

The convention is still closed to the public, and open only to those in the industry, or those who have passes. There is still no day that is open to the general public. Lamond explained, “It’s a fragile balance between a trade event and a public event.”

Shuji Suzuki & Jon Hammond

Bernie Capicchiano and Shigeyuki Ohtaka

Winter NAMM 2013, Sound Soul Summit, Hilton Hotel Lobby, Bill Cosby, Milt Hinton, The Judge, Panama Francis, Cab Calloway Day, May 7 1990, New School, Jazz, Local 802, Musicians Union

Don Deane Smiley’s Bolinas Jon’s Journal January 18 2013

January 18, 2013

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: HammondCast 197 with Don Deane Interview

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HammondCast 197 KYOU Radio with performance in Hamamatsu Japan in Suzuki Hall at Suzuki World Headquarters for President Manji Suzuki and Suzuki Team, Jon Hammond at the B3mk2 Hammond Organ “Lydia’s Tune” (solo), and in duo with Koei Tanaka Suzuki Harmonica Artist “Days of Wine and Roses” and “Mercy Mercy” In Smiley’s Schooner Saloon and Hotel Bolinas CA Jon Hammond Trio “James and Wess” Blues and visit with Don Deane the proprietor of Smiley’s http://www.HammondCast.com 45 minutes

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Bob Cranshaw Interview with Jon Hammond at JEN 2013

http://archive.org/details/BobCranshawInterviewWithJonHammondAtJen2013

Youtube http://youtu.be/ckhvUE4Pis4

Bob Cranshaw the great Jazz bassist, recording artist, educator and Local 802 Jazz Consultant Executive Board Member here interviewed by Jon Hammond at the 2013 JEN Jazz Education Network Conference in Atlanta GA. Bob tells an incredible story about the recording date with Lee Morgan on the classic album The Sidewinder.
Bob Cranshaw Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Cranshaw
special thanks to Mary Jo Papich, Rick Condit – Jazz Education Network
http://www.HammondCast.com

Atlanta GA — Army Blues “Pershing’s Own” with Wycliffe Gordon – incredible smokin’ concert last night at 4th Annual JEN Jazz Education Network Conference 2013 – Jon Hammond

— with Wycliffe Gordon at Hyatt Regency Atlanta

2 of my favorite musician Bob’s: Bassist Bob Cranshaw and tenor saxophonist Bob Mintzer in Atlanta GA at the 4th annual JEN Jazz Education Network Conference

– Jon Hammond

Joachim Hildebrand Black and White Photographs:

These great black and white photos of Jon Hammond Band were shot by the great photographer Joachim Hildebrand at my 25th year Musikmesse Warm Up Party – on the band: Tony Lakatos tenor sax,

Giovanni Gulino drums,

Joe Berger guitar,

Jon Hammond organ

Youtube http://youtu.be/hozrJpHvV-4

Chocolate on Chocolate Cake at 2011 Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt with Jon Hammond Band and special guests for this special occasion celebrating 25 years in Musikmesse.

Special acknowledgement of Wilhelm P. “Charly” Hosenseidl R.I.P. who was the Director of Musikmesse years 1989-2008 now Directed by Wolfgang Luecke, special thanks to Messe Frankfurt Projekt and Presse Team!

Jon Hammond Band: Joe Berger guitar Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone Giovanni Gulino drums Jon Hammond – XB-2 Hammond Organ – special thanks Hiromitsu Ono Chief Engineer Suzuki Musical Instruments designed my instrument which took me all around the world many times “Late Rent” Jon Hammond theme song for Jon Hammond Show MNNTV and HammondCast Show KYOU Radio San Francisco CBS Radio Network Thanks Joe Lamond President CEO NAMM, TecAmp Jürgen Kunze and Thomas Eich – Puma Combo bass amp powering Jon Hammond’s organ Dankeschoen to Yücel Atiker, Tino Pavlis, Poehl, Bernie Capicchiano, Michael Falkenstein Hammond Suzuki Deutschland, Peggy Behling, Christine Vogel Messe Frankfurt, Saray Pastanesi Baeckerei & Konditorei for Chocolate on Chocolate 25 Years Musikmesse Celebration Cake – Mainzer Landstrasse 131, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Eugen Hahn Jazzkeller Frankfurt Team Kleine Bockenheimerstr. 18a Frankfurt http://www.HammondCast.com/

Only 6 days out to Winter NAMM 2013 folks!
http://www.examiner.com/article/pete-townshend-and-elton-among-the-artists-gracing-namm-week-2013
Pete Townshend and Elton John among the artists gracing NAMM week 2013 (Photos)

MUSIC BY: PHYLLIS POLLACK
*Excerpt:
Sir Elton will be performing for Yamaha at the Hyperion Theater on NAMM’s Friday. The concert will be streamed at NAMM, over the internet, and in many countries globally. “That will just be a wonderful event.”

Lamond noted, “This includes hundreds of other concerts that will be going on over the four days of the show. So I just love the fact there will be so much music. And in the hotel lobbies, are just all kinds of people playing. I think Jon (Hammond) will hopefully be playing again this year.”

Jon Hammond also took part in the call. Lamond introduced him as “The best (Hammond) B3 player, right there.” Hammond has performed with many legendary players and as a clinician. As a product artist, he has introduced many innovative products to music stores and their customers over the last 30 plus years.

Hammond, who was a Berklee College of Music attendee, is closely associated with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Digital B3 Organ.

Lamond stated that drummers Bernard Purdie and Steve Gadd will be among players at NAMM. “For a drummer like me, it just doesn’t get much better than that,” said Lamond, praising their talent. “So from an overall point, I think the show is reflective of the industry,” he contended.
Lamond attributed this year’s increased number of female musicians, both performing and endorsing as a result of the exhibitors, saying, “I think it’s a reflection of the environment, and manufacturers, who mainly plan those events. That’s the exhibitors’ doing, so I give the credit to them.”

Jon Hammond stated that this year will mark the first-ever NAMM Hammond organ night, which will be held on Friday in the Hilton lobby. Chester Thompson, who has played with groups including Weather Report and Genesis will be among those playing. Other notable Hammond endorsees will also perform.

The convention is still closed to the public, and open only to those in the industry, or those who have passes. There is still no day that is open to the general public. Lamond explained, “It’s a fragile balance between a trade event and a public event.”

Shuji Suzuki & Jon Hammond

Bernie Capicchiano and Shigeyuki Ohtaka

Winter NAMM, Don Deane, Smiley’s, Bolinas, Jon Hammond, Organ night, Jazz, Blues, Soft News, Phyllis Pollack, Examiner, Pete Townshend, Elton John, Local 802, Musicians Union

Priceless Film Scott Muni and Jazzbo Collins WNEW Jon’s Journal January 17 2013

January 17, 2013

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Priceless Film Scott Muni and Jazzbo Collins WNEW

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Priceless film inside WNEW 1130AM New York with 2 Radio Legends: Al JAZZBEAUX COLLINS and SCOTT MUNI on JON HAMMOND’S HammondCast: Hear Scott Muni tell Jazzbeaux about his days at “WABeatlesC” on the date commemorating when the Beatles first hit the shores of USA!
As previously broadcast on Jon’s TV show The Jon Hammond Show

Youtube http://youtu.be/7W1zinL5iCQ

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I got shut down today by a guy driving a gorgeous brand-spankin’ new Black Ferrari, but I don’t feel too bad about it because after all it was a beautiful brand-spankin’ new Black Ferrari made by hand in Italy, nice…bueno! Jon Hammond
2013 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
BASE PRICE $330,000 (est)

VEHICLE LAYOUT Front-engine, RWD, 2-pass, 2-door hatchback
ENGINE 6.3L/731-hp/509-lb-ft DOHC 48-valve V-12
TRANSMISSION 7-speed twin-clutch auto
CURB WEIGHT 3800 lb (mfr)
WHEELBASE 107.1 in
LENGTH X WIDTH X HEIGHT 181.8 x 76.5 x 50.1 in
0-60 MPH 3.0 sec (MT est)
EPA CITY/HWY FUEL ECON 13/18 mpg (est)
ENERGY CONSUMPTION, CITY/HWY 259/187 kW-hrs/100 miles (est)
CO2 EMISSIONS 1.31 lb/mile (est)
ON SALE IN U.S.

Nick and Gus – The Diner Brothers, they rarely work the same shift so I took this opportunity to photograph them together.

They go way back in the local diner business to the Kraft Diner days which was right downstairs from National Video Studios. One of their regular clients was the late great actor Peter Falk aka Colombo (TV series) – last night they told me the story about how Bridget one of their co-workers waitresses flipped when she realized it was Peter Falk – so she asked him for his autograph and he told her: “If you can get my order right I’ll give you TWO autographs.” He liked
soft eggs with onions, but the onions had to be cooked before so they weren’t raw when he got them. Something about his toast also – I forget that part of the story. Thanks Nick and Gus, they take care of a lot of show business people in the Theatre District

L to R: Leslie J. Carter “Chuggy” great percussionist friend, Jon Hammond organist/accordionist, Joe Berger guitarist engineer – New York NY

Chuggy Carter feature on Party Is Forbidden Here:
Youtube http://youtu.be/BIvQDISkOF0
15,038 at Mikell’s with Bernard Purdie Aug. 28, 1989 — with Leslie J. Carter and Joe Berger

Loo Ow
Producer at Loo Ow Productions

FriendFriends
Joe Berger
King at Self employed

Greg Christopher
Teaneck High School

Paulo Sousa
Freelancer at Comps & Roll

AcquaintanceFriends
Walter Schiele

Robert Ericson
Elevator Mechanic at IBEW Local 3

Thomas Skippy Evans
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Ulrich Vormehr
Frankfurt, Germany

Abel Sanchez
Coral Gables, Florida

Jeno Kurucz
Las Vegas, Nevada

Aline Vida
New York, New York

Bodden Sween

Kathleen Thomas
New York, New York

John A Sanchez
BCC

Tom Sullivan
Ithaca College

Casey O’Connor

Eileen Belzer

Crystal Graham-Dennis
Agua Fria High School

Trena Hans Linders

Russ Mumma
Works at Music Guild, founder and owner

Mike the Barber – 45 years on the job, my main man for haircut in Marrella Hair Stylists inside Port Authority Bus Terminal

– I just got my haircut for the NAMM Show, great haircut, thanks Mike! *Notice the buses above the mirrors, yes many a Greyhound bus driver has been in for a haircut over the years and passengers, locals – women too! Jon Hammond

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Bob Cranshaw Interview with Jon Hammond at JEN 2013

http://archive.org/details/BobCranshawInterviewWithJonHammondAtJen2013

Youtube http://youtu.be/ckhvUE4Pis4

Bob Cranshaw the great Jazz bassist, recording artist, educator and Local 802 Jazz Consultant Executive Board Member here interviewed by Jon Hammond at the 2013 JEN Jazz Education Network Conference in Atlanta GA. Bob tells an incredible story about the recording date with Lee Morgan on the classic album The Sidewinder.
Bob Cranshaw Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Cranshaw
special thanks to Mary Jo Papich, Rick Condit – Jazz Education Network
http://www.HammondCast.com

Atlanta GA — Army Blues “Pershing’s Own” with Wycliffe Gordon – incredible smokin’ concert last night at 4th Annual JEN Jazz Education Network Conference 2013 – Jon Hammond

— with Wycliffe Gordon at Hyatt Regency Atlanta

2 of my favorite musician Bob’s: Bassist Bob Cranshaw and tenor saxophonist Bob Mintzer in Atlanta GA at the 4th annual JEN Jazz Education Network Conference

– Jon Hammond

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, Mike the Barber, Chuggy Carter, Joe Berger, Jon Hammond, National Popcorn Day, Get Poppin, Jazz, Blues, Soft News, Organ, Local 802, Musicians Union