Brassholes At AMAC Gold Coast Annual Soiree

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Filmed in Full High Definition by Jon Hammond:
The BRASSHOLES Band from Sydney Australia in special performance at the AMAC The Australian Music Association Convention annual Soiree in Gold Coast, covered by Jon Hammond at Jupiters Casino
AMAC Soiree & Smorgasbord – “The Brassholes, a bunch a good local kids!

“Last year we saw a great funk band from Logan Secondary College, and
this year we present some more local young talent in the Brassholes
(ahem! You gotta love that). This band of talented youngsters is a
product of a youth music program jointly funded by the Queensland
Ministry for the Arts and the Gold Coast City Council, and mentored by
our own Dom Disisto. Courtesy ‘A-Venue’ – a joint youth music initiative
between Arts Queensland and the City of Gold Coast.” – AMAC Convention Back In Gold Coast for 2014 –

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Jon Hammond Impromptu Jam at the AMAC 2014 Electro-Voice Stand
The music veteran tried out the ETX loudspeaker in an improvised jazz performance.

Posted on 01 September 2014 by Shaun Gah

QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA – The music products industry gathered again on Queensland’s Gold Coast for professional development sessions and a two-day trade show. Almost 500 professionals, covering a wide range of Australian music industry suppliers and retailers, took part at the Australian Music Association Convention which was held in the ever-popular Jupiters Casino.

The convention featured a number of notable key speakers and accomplished musicians to keep attendees educated as well as entertained. Amongst the key figures were Larry Morton, current NAMM Chairman and President of Hal Leonard Corporation; Jon Hammond, renowned Hammond organ player and founder of the Jon Hammond Band; Ambre Hammond (no-relation to Jon) leading Australian piano musician and Guinness record holder for receiving Associate and Licentiate Diplomas of music at the age of 11; and Lloyd Spiegel, one of Australia’s leading blues guitarists.

Bosch Communications Systems, a regular at AMAC, exhibited the latest products from our Electro-Voice and Dynacord brands including EV’s ZLX, ELX and ETX Powered Loudspeaker families, and Dynacord’s TS Vertical Array Cabinets, the tiny but feature-packed PM 502 Powered Mixer, and the versatile AXM 12A Coaxial Powered Monitor with onboard DSP.

For the first time in EV’s history, the brand had three “best-in-class” loudspeaker families on display covering entry-level through to pro-audio markets. ZLX loudspeakers are the number one selling powered speakers in the American market and have won Best of Show at NAMM 2013. The 2000 W ETX powered loudspeakers have been labelled as the most advanced product in its price range and have won Best of Show at NAMM 2014. Sitting in between is the ever-popular ELX range which represents a high-quality sound system at a mid-range price.

The ETX loudspeaker display drew a lot of attention during the show, including that of Jon Hammond, one of the finest B3 players in the world. Jon reminisced about his first experience with EV speakers back in 1964, when he installed EV SRO speakers in a Fender Band-Master, partially visible in the image below.

“I have a particular fondness for EV speakers. My very first pro amplifier was a 1964 blonde Fender Band-Master in which I installed the white EV SRO Speakers. Yes, I lugged that 2 x 12 speaker box around everywhere and it was impossible to blow it up – my whole band would plug in to it, we thought in those days because the amp was called Band-Master that the whole band should plug in to it, bass and all – no problem and it was loud and clear!”

From left to right: Simon Ert on Gretsch Drums, Chris Connolly on Grover Jackson Guitar and the legendary “Buchanan Hammer” EV 664 Dynamic Cardioid Microphone, and Jon Hammond on Hammond Sk1, mixed using Dynacord PowerMate 600 and played through ETX Powered Loudspeakers.

After swapping a few stories Jon was curious to see how his Hammond Sk1 would sound with the ETX loudspeakers. Following a quick connection via a Dynacord PowerMate 600, Jon belted a few tunes just before the close of day one of the exhibition. He promised to come back the following day with a jazz guitarist who turned out to be Chris Connolly, a well known figure in the audio and music products industry. While setting up for the jam session Simon Ert, a jazz percussionist representing Gretsch drums on the neighbouring stand, volunteered to complete the trio. What followed was half an hour of cool jazz tunes and sweet sound.

Check out an excerpt of the performance on YouTube:

“I love coming to the AMAC shows, in just a few years I have forged some lasting friendships and am fortunate enough to meet some really outstanding musicians” said Jon. “The timing was perfect to have a session like that what we did – thank you so much for accommodating us with the superb EV powered speakers. I heard from friends who were all the way across the hall that they could hear us clear as a bell. It was so much fun, that’s the kind of thing I live for and only happens in a special place and people such as the EV stand at AMAC!”

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The Combined Gold Coast Schools Music “Count Us In Choir” – special presentation at Australian Music Association Convention AMAC with opening remarks by Chris Bowen CEO Music Council of Australia and Steve Ciobo, MP Parliamentary Secretary to The Treasurer Federal Member for Moncrieff – with closing remarks from Tony Burn President AMA Camera: Jon Hammond HammondCast — Big Thanks to all the students who came to perform for AMAC 2014 from the Combined Gold Coast Schools “Count Us In Choir”! Big Hit at Australian Music Association Convention – Waltzing Matilda brought the house down! #AMAC14 – Jon Hammond — at Jupiters Gold Coast

Bernies Music Land Team – AMAC Australian Music Association Convention

Tony Burn President AMA – Australian Music Association


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White Onions performed by Jon Hammond, LINK:

AE Music Productions / Mike Wallis Producer – Director, at Bernies Music Land – Ringwood Australia

Published on Aug 19, 2014
“White Onions” performed and written by Jon Hammond live at Bernies Music Land on the 14/8/14

Jon Hammond is one of the premier Hammond B3 players in the world. Jon has played professionally since the age of twelve. Beginning as a solo accordionist, he later played Hammond B3 organ in a number of important San Francisco bands. Today, Jon plays and tours extensively and has a large international following. Jon has also hosted a number of popular radio and TV shows.

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Bernies Music Land

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Opening Party for The Australian Music Association Convention – AMAC back in Gold Coast Australia, The Jon Hammond Trio with Kerry Jacobson drums, Neil Wickham tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond New B3 organ – opening introduction by Bernie Capicchiano with many special guest in the house, including Larry Morton Chairman of NAMM Show in the USA Delegation and member exhibitors of AMA in Jupiters Casino Hotel Broadbeach Gold Coast AU – AMAC Convention Back In Gold Coast for 2014 – Jon Hammond Organ Group – special thanks Bernies Music Land Team / Musico, Rob Walker, Greg Phillips, Tony Burn – and all the great people of The AMAC! – #AMAC14 JH – Jon Hammond Band — with Jon Hammond at Jupiters Gold Coast.


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Larry Morton Chairman NAMM and Jon Hammond – USA Delegation

Jon Hammond with Beth and Alan Friedman – USA Delegation

From the bandstand

L to R: Neil Wickham, Jon Hammond, Kerry Jacobson

Setting up on the bandstand for cocktail reception – here with Shannon Sullivan & Kerry Jacobson drums –

Rocking The Australian Music Association Convention / AMAC Convention Back In Gold Coast for 2014 – Jon Hammond — at Jupiters Gold Coast

Jon Hammond at Electro-Voice Bosch Stand AMAC Gold Coast – Superlative Powered Speakers by EV!

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End of AMAC Show Jazz Session with Hammond Organ Trio in Electro-Voice Stand with Simon Ert – Gretsch Drums, Chris Connolly – Grover Jackson Guitar, Jon Hammond – Hammond Sk1 organ

Youtubes of every song we played in Auster Bar Hamburg going backwards Jon Hammond Band “Cooking at The Auster Bar” “Tribute to Cannonball – Mercy Mercy Mercy” “Tribute to Bobby Timmons – Moanin’ / Blues” “Late Rent – Them Song” “No X-Cess Baggage Blues” “Lydia’s Tune – Bossa Nova” “Pocket Funk” “Auster Blues and Jazz

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Full High Definition Version:
Awesome Funky Jazz Tribute to Cannonball NDR Horns feature on Jon Hammond Band Auster Bar Jazz Series concert Hamburg Eimsbüttel.

Welcome Knut Benzner – NDR Redaktion!

NDR Horns on Jon Hammond Band: L to R Michael Leuschner t., Lutz Büchner t.s., Fiete Felsch a.s.

Funky Heinz Lichius drums, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor, Friedrich Fiete Felsch alto, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass

– special thanks Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera, this concert was filmed in High Definition

Nicolai in the middle – drums on Peter and Siggi’s Haus Party previous day, nice job Nicolai! L to R Joe Berger, Jon Hammond, Nicolai Ditsch

– Frank Blume, Torsten Wendt

– Knut Benzner NDR Redaktion

Jon Hammond with NDR Mobile Broadcast Unit

– Musik Rotthoff support –

Gideon Schier / Baltic Soul Weekender in the Haus!


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