*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond | NAMM.org Oral History Interview Unedited
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Published on Dec 27, 2012
Interview Date: January 13, 2011
Job Title: President and Founder
Company: Jon Hammond & Associates
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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
*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Joe Berger NAMM Oral History Interview Unedited Long Version Official 55 minutes 4 seconds
Jon Hammond I’m real proud of you Joe! Everybody should watch / listen to this remarkable life story of the Berger-Meister – keep up the great work and Spirit Mr. Berger! See you soon and on the bandstand, Jon Hammond
Joe Berger NAMM Oral History Interview Unedited Long Version Official 55 minutes 4 seconds: Check it out folks, the real life story of Joe Berger who we all know and love – unedited, great job Joe! Jon Hammond
Published on Dec 8, 2012
Interview Date: January 20, 2012
Job Title: Musician, Product Endorser – short version here also
Joe Berger knows sound! Joe has been mixing sound for over 30 years and he stopped counting at 35,000 bands! Also a virtuoso guitar player with his own definitive, unique playing style and “ear”, Joe has jammed with the likes of John Entwistle and Jack Bruce. He has also been a fixture at music trade shows for decades as a guitar demonstrator, having set a record for most hours played at a single trade show.
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*LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE: Jon’s Journal SF County Jail Show HammondCast
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HammondCast 17, just back from Hamburg Germany where I recorded my new album, an official production of NDR Radio in Studio 1 with some of my all-time favorite musicians: Lutz Buchner (Sax), Joe Gallardo (Trombone), Heinz Lichius (Drums), myself-Jon Hammond (XK-3 Organ/Bass) and Engineer: Rudy Grosser in Studio 1 NDR Radio. I’ll be playing some selections rough mixes (not so rough actually!) as my Christmas gift to the listeners, and speaking of Christmas…from inside San Francisco County Jail #8 “Pod E”, a live recording of my trio’s annual Christmas Prison Show with the great tenor saxophonist Larry Schneider & Ronnie Smith Jr. on drums along with myself on keys playing the Christmas classic: “Have Yourself a Merry Christmas”. Every year I tell the ladies “And ya’ better be good!”
And from the Studio 1 NDR Sessions my original blues shuffle: No X-Cess Baggage Blues, some fine playing by Lutz on one of my favorite ballads: My One and Only Love and my theme song: “Late Rent”. Special thanks to Knut Benzner of NDR Radio for co-producing these recordings now heard on KYOU Radio, 1550 on the AM Dial.
“The FINGERS…Are The SINGERS!”…and the wind is blowing North by North East! Jon Hammond
2 very special jazz friends of mine this evening at Local 802 Musicians Union – Rudy Sheriff Lawless the great jazz drummer and beacon of inspiration – and Gina Reder aka Gina Jazz!
Jon Hammond — at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM
On the Night Before The Big Vote – Jazz is alive and well one week after Hurricane Sandy at Local 802 Musicians Union in New York City folks!
This evening I played the early bird set with these great musicians, my all-time favorites here – L to R: The great Richard Clements jazz pianist extraordinaire, Mike Comoia the great veteran tenor saxophonist, myself Jon Hammond at the organ and one of the greatest jazz bassists in New York – Bob Cunningham, and he is a killin’ vocalist occasionally and pianist as well – special thanks to Jazz Foundation of America *Note: Photo by Greg Bandy with my camera, thanks Greg! — with Bob Cunningham at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM
*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond Band Winter NAMM Show Appearance
Appearing Saturday January 25th 11am Winter NAMM Show – Anaheim Convention Center Patio Stage on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 11:00 AM for a 40-minute performance – Jon Hammond Band
*Note: Dom Famularo will be playing drums!
Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ
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