Archive for December, 2014

KPOO Jon Hammond With Bobbie Webb Live Radio Part 1

December 28, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: KPOO Jon Hammond With Bobbie Webb Live Radio Part 1

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/KPOOJonHammondWithBobbieWebbLiveRadioPart1

Part 1: KPOO 89.5 FM San Francisco, the Bobbie Spider Webb Show – Jon Hammond with Bobbie Webb Live Radio with Jon Hammond Trio, Ronnie Smith Jr. drums, Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond at the organ performing “Head Phone” and “Cannonball ’99…One More Time” in the new studios of KPOO at 1329 Divisadero Street San Francisco California http://www.HammondCast.com/ ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP — with Jon HammondAlex BudmanBobbie WebbJon Hammond Organ Groupand Ronnie Smith at KPOO Radio.





Youtube http://youtu.be/-iN7InNaXcM

Part 1: KPOO 89.5 FM San Francisco, the Bobbie Spider Webb Show – Jon Hammond with Bobbie Webb Live Radio with Jon Hammond Trio,

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1200987

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/115462515

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2dh0fr_kpoo-jon-hammond-with-bobbie-webb-live-radio-part-1_music

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondAndFriendsJazzSpotSwing

Youtube http://youtu.be/x6a8MHYESqc

Jon Hammond and Friends drop in to Taipei night spot JAZZ SPOT SWING organ lounge,

Jon at Mr. Nobuki Kuwahara’s Hammond Sk2 organ with house musicians – Kenichi Toyoda piano

– special thanks to Nico, Shannon, Letitia – Superlux Taiwan,

P. Mauriat Europe Pmauriat Albest Team!

http://www.HammondCast.com/ – Jazz Spot Swing

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/110027287

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1182889

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=924772564218208

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LateRentJonHammondThemeSong2014

Jon Hammond theme song Late Rent on the occasion of 28th annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt and Jon’s birthday

with Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ – Late Rent is the theme song for Jon’s long-running cable TV show in New York City The Jon Hammond Show and HammondCast radio program http://www.HammondCast.com – special thanks to Frank Poehl for operating the camera – Jon Hammond Band

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LateRentJonHammondThemeSong2014

Jon Hammond theme song Late Rent on the occasion of 28th annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt and Jon’s birthday

with Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ – Late Rent is the theme song for Jon’s long-running cable TV show in New York City The Jon Hammond Show and HammondCast radio program http://www.HammondCast.com – special thanks to Frank Poehl for operating the camera – Jon Hammond Band

Youtube http://youtu.be/5shPL3IOYlU

NuMuBu http://www.numubu.com/153010-videos.html?VIDEO_ID=23971

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1117717

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/91332204

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1mn3pb_late-rent-jon-hammond-theme-song-2014_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=806846682677464

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/late-rent-jon-hammond-theme-song-2014-6818982

“The FINGERS…are the SINGERS!”
Musikmesse “Warm Up Party”
Jon Hammond & Band

Jon Hammond (aus New York City) – organ
Joe Berger – guitar
Peter Klohmann – saxophone
Giovanni Gulino – drums

Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ “Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!”
The Jon Hammond Show is a funky swinging instrumental revue, featuring top international soloists. The show has universal appeal. Big Hammond orgel sound – 100% organic

Jon Hammond in P.Mauriat Pmauriat Albest Pro Shop Taipei Taiwan

Journal Frankfurt article by Detlef Kinsler

LINK: http://journal-frankfurt.de/funkyjazz

Kultur

MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Nomen est omen. Der Mann heißt Hammond und spielt eine Hammond. Der Organist aus New York freut sich auf Frankfurt und lädt zur Musikmesse Warm Up Party am 9.4. in den Jazzkeller ein.
JOURNAL FRANKFURT: Was war für Sie zuerst da – die Frankfurter Musikmesse oder Auftritte im Jazzkeller?
Jon Hammond: Die Musikmesse. Ich kam 1987 zum ersten Mal nach Frankfurt, zusammen mit Joe Berger, der auf der Messe für Engl Amplifiers spielte. Wir flogen mit der Lufthansa ein und teilten uns ein Zimmer im berühmten Prinz Otto Hotel am Hauptbahnhof. Schon in der ersten Nacht stellte mir Joe den großen John Entwistle, den Bassisten von The Who vor. Es wurde eine lange Nacht, in der wir Cognac tranken und Erdnüsse knabberten in eiern Suite des Marriott Hotels. Ich habe Joe bei einer Session mit John und Ringo Starrs Sohn Zak Starkey im Dorian Grey Club gefilmt bei einer Soundcheck Party. In den ersten paar Jahren spielte ich nicht oft live weil ich noch keine transportierbare Hammond Orgel hatte vor 1991 als ich den Prototyp einer XB-2 Hammond Orgel bekam mit der ich dann um die Welt reiste. Hauptsächliche dokumenierte ich aber die Messe für meine Cable TV Show in New York, die inzwischen im 29. Jahr als The Jon Hammond Show — Music, Travel and Soft News präsentiert. Die harten Nachrichten überlasse ich CNN und den großen Networks (lacht). Vom ersten Jahr an fühlten wir uns der Musikmesse eng verbunden, haben seitdem eine tolle Zeit hier, kommen jedes Jahr wieder bis wir kleine, alte Männer sind.

Das Jazzkeller-Konzert am Vorabend der Musikmesse ist zu einer netten Tradition geworden – wie kam es dazu, was bedeutet es Ihnen und wir werden Sie dieses Jahr diesen Abend im Jazzkeller zelebrieren?
Ab 1991 lernte ich mehr und mehr Musikmesse-Menschen kennen und die mich und auch einiges von meiner Musik. Einige von ihnen ermunterten mich, doch auch für Auftritte nach Deutschland zu kommen weil es hier doch ein Interesse an Hammond-Orgel-Groove-Music gab. Mit der schon erwähnten, kleinen, kompakten aber sehr kraftvollen Orgel war das alles möglich. Zudem machte ich in New York gerade eine schwere Zeit durch, mein Vater war gestorben und ich hatte das Gefühl, einige Veränderungen könnten meinem Leben gut tun. Also kam ich nach Frankfurt mit meiner XB-2, allerdings mit einem Rückflugticket falls etwas schief gehen würde. Ich rief viele Musiker an, ließ sie wissen, ich bin jetzt da, lasst uns zusammen spielen. Das war für mich der Anfang einer langen, sehr speziellen Beziehung, vor allem zum Frankfurter Publikum nach ersten kleinen erfolgen im Jazzkeller und einer kurzen Auftritt im Hessen Report im Fernsehen. Beatrix Rief verdanke ich dieses “lucky light on me”, eine tolle Erfahrung. Seitdem nenne ich Frankfurt “My Good Luck City” und im Jazzkeller begann auch alles für mich als Musiker. Deshalb liegt mir der Club auch so nah am Herzen, deshalb hatte ich auch die Idee, meine “Musikmesse Warm Up Party” dort zu realisieren, immer in der Nacht bevor die Messe startet was zu einer schönen Tradition wurde. Im ersten Jahr, in dem ich dann auch ein wenig Sponsoring von Philip Morris bekam, konnte ich damit einige Flugtickets für befreundete Musik bezahlen. Darüber war ich sehr glücklich. Dabei rauche ich selbst gar nicht.

Wie würden Sie Ihr persönliches Verhältnis zu Deutschland und Frankfurt beschrieben?
Lassen Sie es mich so sagen: ich liebe Frankfurt und die Frankfurter waren immer gut zu mir in all den Jahren. Ich könnte ein ganzes Buch über die Zeit schreiben, in der ich in Bornheim wohnte und Nacht für Nacht in der alten Jazzkneipe in der Berliner Straße auftrat. Das war der Treffpunkt, wo auch die Musiker der HR Bigband hinkamen und es gab eine generöse Chefin in der kleinen Kneipe. Auch Regine Dobberschütz und Eugen Hahn im Jazzkeller waren wahre Jazzengel für mich, die mir so vieles ermöglichten in der Zeit. Wir konnten auch in den Studios von AFN Radio spielen, waren die einzigen Musiker, die das – mit einer Sondergenehmigung des US Militärs – durften. Für ein wenig Promotion für die Musikmesse. Wir nannten das Programm für die AFN “Profile TV “-Show “Sound Police”. Wir hatten viel Spaß. Kein Wunder also, dass ich Frankfurt als my home away from home begreife und ich mich jedes Mal wieder freue zur Musikmesse zu reisen, in diesem Jahr übrigens zum 27. Mal in Folge. Und ich bin diesmal besonders aufgeregt, heim nach Frankfurt zu kommen weil ich gerade 60 Jahre alt geworden bin.

Wer wird in diesem Jahr zum Gelingen des Konzertes mit teils komponierter, teils improvisierter Musik, so nehme ich an, beitragen und was für einen Sound wird die Band präsentieren?
Ich habe etwa 90% der Kompositionen geschrieben, die wir spielen werden. Es ist die Musik, die man auch in meiner New Yorker TV-Show hören kann und die mich mehrmals um die Welt getragen hat. Meinen Stil nenne ich “Swinging Funky Jazz and Blues” und featurert die ganz wunderbaren Solisten in meine Band: Tony Lakatos, den großen ungarischen Tenorsaxophonisten, der auch Mitglied in der hr Bigband ist, dann meinen alten Freund Giovanni Gulino, diesen tollen Schlagzeuger, der schon für fast alle Großen der Szene getrommelt hat. Ich liebe diese Jungs. Als Gitarrist ist mein alten Freund und Kollege Joe Berger dabei, den man auch als The Berger-Meister kennt. Auf diese Formation bin ich wirklich stolz.

Werden Sie im Jazzkeller wieder eine Hammond Orgel spielen?
Ja, sicher, das neueste Modell, eine Sk1, die exakt so klingt wie die legendäre B3. Ich liebe sie. Und sie wiegt nur noch sieben Kilo (Anm. des Autors: Das Original, ein echtes Möbel mit viel Holz, mussten immer zwei Menschen mit viel Muskelkraft die Treppen rauf und runter hieven), ein deutliches Indiz, dass wir in der Zukunft angekommen sind. Da stecken viele Jahre Forschung und Entwicklung drin, auch Bühnenerprobungen. Ich ziehe den Hut vor den Ingenieuren von Suzuki, ein unverwüstliches Instrument erschaffen zu haben. Und das unterziehe ich jetzt einen echten Härttest (lacht). — Interview: Detlef Kinsler

P.Mauriat Action Blues With Jon Hammond Pmauriat / Albest Music

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/P.MauriatActionBluesWithJonHammond

(Higher Quality) P.Mauriat HQ / Pmauriat Albest action with Jon Hammond Blues All Afternoon at The NAMM Show with P.Mauriat Artists and guests Arno Haas, Hailey Niswanger, James Carter, Joshua Quinlan, Juan Alzate, Ryan Montano – Jon Hammond at the Sk1 organ http://www.HammondCast.com/

with Hailey Niswanger, Jon Hammond, PMauriat Saxophones, Pmauriat Albest, Arno Haas, Reggie Padilla and Ryan Montano at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center

Youtube http://youtu.be/4rGrMhFPbrU

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/88162571

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond

http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/p-mauriat-action-blues-with-jon-hammond-all-afternoon-6744345

“Out To Lunch” San Francisco City Hall Concert – Jon Hammond Band LINK http://youtu.be/jcH0VqdDvII
POCKET FUNK by Jon Hammond — with Jon Hammond at San Francisco City Hall

Jon Hammond at the new Hammond A-162 Console Organ – Photo Credit Larry Gay of The West Coast Live Radio The NAMM Show

— with Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center

Get down Mr. Berger! Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the B3mk2 Hammond organ – Photo by master photographer Lawrence Gay of The West Coast Live Radio Show, thanks Larry!

*VIDEO LINK: http://youtu.be/7TApELTO1XI Head Phone – Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie of Jon’s Band Featuring Bernard Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Alex Budman, Joe Berger2, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Stephen Fortner, Scott May, Joe Berger rips it up! Koei Tana…See More — with Joe Berger and Jon Hammond at Bespeco @ NAMM Show 2014

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/P.MauriatPlayersSessionWithJonHammondDay1NAMM2014

The Famous Stevie Wonder and Jon Hammond Photo Just In!

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1099403

Stevie Wonder and Jon Hammond Photo Just In! Photo Credit and Many Thanks to Bernie Capicchiano of Bernies Music Land Australia, thanks a million Bernie!!! You can clearly see Stevie is shanking my hand – he shook it about 5 different ways while we were talking, his fingers are his eyes living in the world of Music that has blessed us all! This was at the Hammond Organ USA Suzuki Musical Instruments stand number 5100 Winter NAMM Show 2014, I got to speak with him last year also and met him the first time in 1972 – this is a precious photo from Bernie! – Jon Hammond – at The NAMM Show
Stevie’s Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevie_Wonder
musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, he has become one of the most creative and loved musical performers of the late 20th century.[2] Wonder signed with Motown’s Tamla label at the age of eleven[2] and continues to perform and record for Motown as of the early 2010s. He has been blind since shortly after birth.[3]
Among Wonder’s works are singles such as “Superstition”, “Sir Duke”, “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” and “I Just Called to Say I Love You”; and albums such as Talking Book, Innervisions and Songs in the Key of Life.[2] He has recorded more than thirty U.S. top ten hits and received twenty-two Grammy Awards, the most ever awarded to a male solo artist, and has sold over 100 million albums and singles, making him one of the top 60 best-selling music artists.[4] Wonder is also noted for his work as an activist for political causes, including his 1980 campaign to make Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday a holiday in the United States.[5] In 2009, Wonder was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace.[6] In 2008, Billboard magazine released a list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists to celebrate the US singles chart’s fiftieth anniversary, with Wonder at number five…cont. — with Stevie Wonder at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center

Dankeschön to my good friend Tino Pavlis for sending me this very precious photograph of me speaking with Stevie Wonder last month at The NAMM Show —

thanks a million Tino!

P.Mauriat Players Session with Jon Hammond Day 1 NAMM 2014

Youtube http://youtu.be/35qxoEkC74E

(Higher Quality) A wonderful jazz session at P.Mauriat / Pmauriat Albest NAMM stand number 4514 on first day of NAMM 2014 together with Jon Hammond on the organ with tenor saxophonists Aldo Salvent, Alex Budman, Josh Quinlan, Terell Stafford trumpet, checking names, more coming – Jon Hammond http://www.HammondCast.com/ – The NAMM Show — with Alex Budman, Aldo Salvent, Terell Stafford, Josh Quinlan and more..

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/BluesAndJazzSessionAtEVStandAtAMAC

Guy Low – PR

Jon Hammond jams at the Electro-Voice stand: AMAC 2014 http://www.electrovoice.com/pressrelease.php?id=1651 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 – held at the ever-popular Jupiter’s 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 Powered 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 Bandmaster cabinet.

“I have a particular fondness for EV speakers. My very first pro amplifier was a 1964 blonde Fender Bandmaster 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 the Bandmaster that the whole band should plug in to it, bass and all – no problem, it was loud and clear!”

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.

Group photo, 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.

Check out an excerpt of the performance on YouTube:

http://youtu.be/SPHi-VBY6zI

“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!”

Electro-Voice speakers were also present on the Casio Sound Technology stand. Two ZLX 12” powered speakers and a ZXA1 sub gave the Casio guys all they needed to show off their DJ and keyboard skills a few times each day. Needless to say, they were very happy with the sound as well.

Bosch Communications would like to thank AMAC, Jon Hammond, Chris Connolly, Simon Ert, and all the visitors and exhibitors for making AMAC 2014 an experience to remember!
AMAC Convention Back In Gold Coast for 2014

Youtube http://youtu.be/JwXcYGLt_kY

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/108224164

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x27fqkm_blues-and-jazz-session-at-ev-stand-at-amac_music

Facebook Jon Hammond Band http://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1176878

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/ReturnOfTheStudentJonHammondVisitWithTonyGermainHD1080p

Jon Hammond visit with his piano teacher Tony Germain:
“So good to see my piano teacher main man Tony Germain 40 years later from the first day we met on Scheduling Day 1973, looking good Tony! Greatest piano and Hammond organ teacher folks!

Tony taught so many players well and created the organ department (long story!) Chairing the PIano Department, (he has a nice chair in his office and superb Steinway Grand Piano) – if you are lucky enough to be a student at Berklee and get to study with Tony Germain, then you are living under the lucky star – Tony is the Man!! Thanks for everything you showed me Tony, straightened me out big time” – Jon Hammond
*Return of the Student –

Here I am with my Piano Teacher main man Tony Germain 40 years to the day later from the first time we sat down together folks – interview coming soon, many thanks Tony! Jon Hammond
http://www.berklee.edu/people/tony-germain
Position: Assistant Chair
Department: Piano

Tony’s Steinway Grand Piano

“I think I might have been one of Berklee’s first graduates with what today is called the performance major in piano. So as assistant chair, I have a vested interest in making sure we’re still preparing piano, keyboard, and organ students, without being in any way style prejudiced. I also took the position to have a little bit more involvement with the curriculum—to see what I could personally add or help create.”

“When I went to Berklee, Ted Pease, Phil Wilson, and Mike Rendish were my role models and my teachers. They set the standard for what I’d become and how I would teach. They were all very good to me, and I could see how much they loved it. Here at Berklee, I’m giving back to something that has given me everything. I often describe Berklee as a musical Fantasy Island. I just don’t know where else I’d be happy.”

“Prior to becoming assistant chair of the Piano Department, I taught pretty much everything across the board for 33 years: harmony, ear training, arranging, ensembles. I created the Harmonic Ear Training course and taught it from about 1978 until I became assistant chair. I’m equally in love with private and classroom teaching, and have done it all my adult life. I probably get more out of it than my students do. But hopefully I inspire students to further their interests in whichever style of performance they desire—it’s my job to prepare them for the long haul. I still teach Survey of Piano Styles: History of Jazz Piano. I didn’t want to give it up. And I didn’t want to not teach entirely, because you lose touch if you’re out of the classroom.”

Career Highlights
B.M., Berklee College of Music
Performances with Judy Garland, Herb Pomeroy, Joe Hunt, and Dick Johnson
Musical director, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well, Charles Playhouse
Pianist and keyboardist with jazz and commercial groups
Recordings include Forces with Jerry Tachoir; Risa’s Waltz with Danny Harrington; Until Further Notice with Steve Rochinski; Sasha Sings Dinah, A Tribute to the Queen, Dinah Washington with Sasha Daltonn; Happy Talk with Christine Fawson; At Last with Kimberly Keating; Read Between the Lines with Jan Shapiro; Live at the Firehouse with Danny Harrington; The Berklee Great American Songbook series; and for Acuff-Rose, Nashville
Published articles in Keyboard and Berklee Today magazines
Professional performing and recording artist
Television and radio experience, including Community Auditions/ Dave Maynard Talent Showcase, WBZ, Channel 4, Boston; Jack Harris Show, Detroit; Nick Clooney Show, Cincinnati; Music America, WGBH Radio, Boston; and Grand Ole Opry, Nashville
Performer and clinician, Berklee on the Road programs in Umbria, Puerto Rico, and Los Angeles
Leadership
Stephany Tiernan
Chair
Tony Germain
Assistant Chair — at Berklee College of Music
http://www.HammondCast.com/
— at Berklee College of Music

Youtube http://youtu.be/TppXGPzVaK8

Ronnie Smith Jr. drums, Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond at the organ performing “Head Phone” and “Cannonball ’99…One More Time” in the new studios of KPOO at 1329 Divisadero Street San Francisco California http://www.HammondCast.com ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP

KPOO Radio, Live Broadcast, Part 1, Hammond Organ, Blues Man, Bobbie Webb, Hammond Organ, Lifetime Member, Musicians Union Local 6, Tenor Saxophonist, San Francisco, Stevie Wonder

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Part 2 Bobbie Webb and Jon Hammond KPOO Radio Broadcast

December 27, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Part 2 Bobbie Webb and Jon Hammond KPOO Radio Broadcast

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/Part2BobbieWebbAndJonHammondKPOORadioBroadcast

This remarkable documentary film is of The Bobbie Spider Webb Radio Show on KPOO with Live Jon Hammond Trio appearance – on the spot special Christmas Blues Song with Bobbie and the band and Jon’s theme song “Late Rent” just as it went down on 89.5 FM in San Francisco California – special thanks to Dave the Engineer and the KPOO RadioTeam, Bobbie Spider Webb great tenor saxophonist vocalist band leader Lifetime Member of Local 6 Musicians Union http://www.HammondCast.com/
Musicians: Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Ronnie Smith Jr. drums, Jon Hammond organ, Bobbie Webb vocals ©JON HAMMOND International
 — with Bobbie WebbAlex BudmanRonnie Smith and Jon Hammond at KPOO Radio.





CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1201136

Youtube http://youtu.be/Ty2LPb58s58

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2dijxt_part-2-bobbie-webb-and-jon-hammond-kpoo-radio-broadcast_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=963380697024061

Dave The Engineer KPOO Radio, Bobbie Spider Webb, Jon Hammond at Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel Shanghai China, Jon Hammond on Pirate Radio Station Radio Tomate Paris France, Jon Hammond in L’Hotel on 13 Rue des Beaux Arts, 75006 Paris, France where Keith Richards and Oscar Wilde lived and Jon Hammond

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/THESOUNDSOULSUMMITAllStarJamJonHammondBernardPurdieFatbackDrums

Youtube http://youtu.be/pKgU2J5EopE

Full High Def Youtube http://youtu.be/7TApELTO1XI

“Head Phone” Composed by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP – from Jon Hammond’s album “Late Rent” Ham-Berger-Friz Records

“Head Phone” – Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie of Jon’s Band Featuring Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Alex Budman, Joe Berger, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond Organ Group — also with appearances by Stephen Fortner, Scott May, Joe Berger, Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Hilton Anaheim Lobby Special Program on 80th Anniversary of Hammond Organ USA – Front of House / FOH Mix by Brian English – Denny Mack Audio – announcement – Stephen Fortner – Editor Keyboard Magazine Jon Hammond Organ Group *Note: “Head Phone” composed by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND Intl. ASCAP recorded with Bernard Purdie originally on Jon’s album Late Rent in year of 1989 – Big Special Thanks to Jay Dittamo for standin’ in the cuff for Bernard, thanks Jay! special thanks to Scott May and Gregg Gregory Gronowski – Hammond Suzuki Musical Instruments Team Mr. M. Terada, Shuji Suzuki, Yu Beniya, Shigeyuki Ohtaka, Jeff Guilford JJ Guitars UK — with Joe Berger, Alex Budman, Stephen Fortner, Jay Dittamo, Bernard Purdie, Denny Mack and Koei Tanaka at Hilton Anaheim

Bandstand photograph of Bernard Purdie by Jon Hammond just before hitting ©JON HAMMOND International

©Copyright Notice: These Photos of Jon Hammond Band are copyrighted and embedded with i.d. information – Photographer Lawrence Gay and Jon Hammond Band must be credited and linked back if shared or used or you will certainly hear from us – enjoy, from The Winter NAMM Show http://www.jonhammondband.com/


Dom Famularo Feature On Jon Hammond Band NAMM Show Power Funk Supreme Coverage HammondCast

Jon’s archive: https://archive.org/details/DomFamularoFeatureOnJonHammondBandNAMMShow1

On the Youtube http://youtu.be/0656E-IWDn8

Or on the Youtube http://youtu.be/4c9Hi8-bZ9k

(Higher Quality) Surprise! Bernard Purdie and Jon Hammond reprise “Pocket Funk” on NAMM Center Patio Stage: Koei Tanaka harmonica, Joe Berger guitar, Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond at the organ and Bernard Purdie on the fatback drums! Very special thanks to Dom Famularo (Sabian), Bespeco Accessori, Alex Mingmann Hsieh / P Mauriat HQ Pmauriat Albest saxophones, Suzuki Musical Instruments Instruments, JJ Guitars, The NAMM Show Organization – Greg Herreman Productions –
Bernard Purdie / Bernard “Pretty” Purdie / Koei Tanaka / 田中光栄 – fan site
http://www.jonhammondband.com “Pocket Funk” ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP Jon Hammond Band / Jon Hammond Organ Group

– special thanks Sabian, JJ Guitars, Suzuki Musical Instruments Instruments, Bespeco Accessori, Alex Mingmann Hsieh Hsieh, Pmauriat Albest – stage crew Evan, Jennifer, April, cameo appearance by Wolfgang Lücke Director Musikmesse Frankfurt am Main Greg Herreman Productions NAMM Organization http://www.jonhammondband.com/ ©Jon Hammond International ASCAP – Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Jon Hammond, Alex Budman, Joe Berger, Dom Famularo, Wolfgang Lücke and Koei Tanaka at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/THESOUNDSOULSUMMITAllStarJamJonHammondBandFeaturingBernardPurdie

Head Phone – Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie of Jon’s Band Featuring Bernard Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Alex Budman, Joe Berger2, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Stephen Fortner, Scott May, Joe Berger, Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Hilton Anaheim Lobby Special Program on 80th Anniversary of Hammond Organ USA –

Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM presents special award to Mr. Shuji Suzuki President of Suzuki Musical Instruments Corp. makers
of Hammond organ and Leslie speaker products on the occasion of 80th anniversary of Hammond organs – with Stephen Fortner of
Keyboard Magazine and Gregg Grownowski of Hammond Suzuki USA also in photo – Jon Hammond

Youtube http://youtu.be/7TApELTO1XI

Front of House / FOH Mix by Brian English – Denny Mack Audio – announcement – Stephen Fortner – Editor Keyboard Magazine Jon Hammond Organ Group *Note: “Head Phone” composed by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND Intl. ASCAP recorded with Bernard Purdieoriginally on Jon’s album Late Rent in year of 1989 – Big Special Thanks to Joe Lamond and Larry Morton of NAMM – Jay Dittamo for standin’ in the cuff for Bernard, thanks Jay! special thanks to Scott May and Gregg Gregory Gronowski – Hammond Suzuki Musical Instruments Team Mr. M. Terada, Shuji Suzuki, Yu Beniya, Shigeyuki Ohtaka, Jeff Guilford JJ Guitars UK

Youtube http://youtu.be/YQBxb-K3Ixc

Some NAMM 2013 Highlights from Jon Hammond including Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM with special guest
Randy Jackson of American Idol TV Show at Breakfast of Champions, NAMM Memorial Tribute including my friend band leader
Lou Colombo the great trumpet player http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/namm-memoriam-industry-tribute-2013
bag pipers and cameo of Betty Heywood leaving after / and just before Tower of Power kicks it off inaugurating the new Grand Plaza Stage.
12 year old guitarist Ray Goren on Marty Grebb Band rips one on the Hammond Summit Show in Hilton Hotel Lobby, first ever Hammond
night known as “The Sound, the Soul, The Summit” MC’d by Scott May with Hammond Suzuki endorsees.
Jon Hammond Band playing the theme song of The Jon Hammond Show TV program Late Rent and HammondCast radio show
and podcasts vlogcasts, with Donny Baldwin drums from Lydia Pense and Cold Blood and Jefferson Starship, Joe Berger guitar,
Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond at the New B-3 Portable organ with sound mix by Denny Mack. Enjoy this
HammondCast folks, send any photos if you were there, Jon Hammond http://www.HammondCast.com

KPOO Radio, Live Broadcast, Bobbie Spider Webb, Jon Hammond, Blues Man, Tenor saxophone, Hammond Organ, Christmas Blues Song, ASCAP Composer, Musicians Union, Local 6, Cable Access TV, NAMM Show

Train Song

December 24, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Train Song

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/TrainSongMusikmesseWarmUpParty

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1170664

“Train Song” performed at Jon’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt – Jon Hammond Band: Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ – special thanks to Frank Poehl for operating the camera – http://www.HammondCast.com ©JH INTL ASCAP Publishing JON HAMMOND International

https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2015/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit

Jon Hammond Funk Unit

Performance Info

Set Time: 
Friday, January 23, 2015 – 12:00pm to 12:40pm
Location/Stage: 
Anaheim C.C.
CenterStage

Artist Info

Joe Berger: Guitar/Guitarist
Dom Famularo: Drums/Drummer
Alex Budman: Tenor Saxopohone/Saxophonist
Koei Tanaka: Harmonica
Jon Hammond: Organ / Leader
Genre: 
Rock
Artist Bio: 
*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Dom Famularo Feature On Jon Hammond Band NAMM Show Jon’s archive: https://archive.org/details/DomFamularoFeatureOnJonHammondBandNAMMShow1 On the Youtube http://youtu.be/0656E-IWDn8 (Higher Quality) Jon Hammond Band 11AM Brunch Set – Center Patio Stage The NAMM Show feature Dom Famularo Power Funk Supreme drums on Jon’s tune “Head Phone” – Alex Budman tenor sax, Joe Berger guitar, Koei Tanaka / 田中光栄 – fan site harmonica, Jon Hammond organ – special thanks Sabian, JJ Guitars, Suzuki Musical Instruments Instruments, Bespeco Accessori, Alex Mingmann Hsieh Hsieh, Pmauriat Albest – stage crew Evan, Jennifer, April, cameo appearance by Wolfgang Lücke Director Musikmesse Frankfurt am Main Greg Herreman Productions NAMM Organization http://www.jonhammondband.com/ ©Jon Hammond International ASCAP – Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Jon Hammond, Alex Budman, Joe Berger, Dom Famularo, Wolfgang Lücke and Koei Tanaka at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Hammond Organ NAMM Meet and Greet & Award Party 80th Anniversary of Hammond Organ – Hammond Suzuki USA Friday evening January 24th – Anaheim Hilton Hotel http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.769861619709304.1073741837.133709526657853 2nd Annual Hammond Organ USA Suzuki Musical Instruments Meet and Greet Party before very special show commemorating 80th Anniversary of Hammond Organ and Award Presentation from The NAMM Show President CEO Joe Lamond to Mr. Shuji Suzuki President of Suzuki Musical Instruments makers of The Hammond Organ and Leslie Speaker products – players pre-show including Michael Falkenstein from Hammond Suzuki Deutschland, organist Keith Emerson of ELP/Emerson Lake & Palmer, Jon Hammond, Joe Berger, Studio Drummer Jay Dittamo, Gregg Gregory Gronowski, Rachel Flowers – Suzuki Hamamatsu Team Mr. M. Terada, Yu Beniya, Koei Tanaka the great Suzuki Harmonica Santa, Shigeyuki Ohtaka, Bernies Music Land’s Bernie Capicchiano & Robert Barbarossa from Australia, Hammond Movie Film Crew Tino Pavlis & Joachim Wiesel, MC / Editor Stephen Fortner of Keyboard Magazine, Jay Valle, Jon Hammond Band and Many More! Jon Hammond Organ Group Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/THESOUNDSOULSUMMITAllStarJamJonHammondBandFeaturingBernardPurdie Head Phone – Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie of Jon’s Band Featuring Bernard Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Alex Budman, Joe Berger2, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Stephen Fortner, Scott May, Joe Berger, Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Hilton Anaheim Lobby Special Program on 80th Anniversary of Hammond Organ USA – Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM presents special award to Mr. Shuji Suzuki President of Suzuki Musical Instruments Corp. makers of Hammond organ and Leslie speaker products on the occasion of 80th anniversary of Hammond organs – with Stephen Fortner of Keyboard Magazine and Gregg Grownowski of Hammond Suzuki USA also in photo – Jon Hammond Hammond News JON HAMMOND RECEIVES NAMM AWARD http://hammondorganco.com/jon-hammond-receives-namm-award/ JON HAMMOND RECEIVES NAMM AWARD At the recent 2014 Winter NAMM Expo, Hammond Artist JON HAMMOND received the “Beleive In Music” award from NAMM President Joe Lamond. Jon travels the World with his Hammond Sk1, swinging with his group, guesting with others and playing Solo. Jon also brings the joy of jazz to many folks who are ill or recuperating via his countless visits to Hospitals and Institutions everywhere. Congratulations, Jon! http://www.jonhammondband.com Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/NAMMBelieveInMusicAwardsAndPurdieShuffle(Higher Quality) Anaheim CA: This film starts out at the annual NAMM Believe In Music Awards and immediately afterwards Jon Hammond ran to the Center Patio Stage for a Jon Hammond Band performance with the inventor of “The Purdie Shuffle” Bernard Purdie! – Koei Tanaka / 田中光栄 – from Tokyo on harmonica, Alex Budman tenor sax, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the organ – http://www.jonhammondband.com/ — with Alex Budman, Joe Berger, Koei Tanaka, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie and Jon Hammond Organ Group at The NAMM Show Anaheim Convention Center Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/OpeningBluesIntroductionMusikmesseWarmUpPartyJazzkeller Jon Hammond Band annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in jazzkeller with opening remarks by Jon Hammond along with tenor saxophonist Peter Klohmann, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ powered by markbass amp – camera: Aurelia Nat, camera direction: Tino Pavlis http://www.HammondCast.com/ Youtube http://youtu.be/9ffDOldvQO8  http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1h47ab_opening-blues-introduction-musikmesse-warm-up-party-jazzkeller_music Main Man Stevie Wonder and Jon Hammond – The Big Handshake! — with Steve Simmons and Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Thanks to all the nice folks who came out and packed the club for my 28th musikmesse Warm Up Party 2 nights ago in the famous Jazzkeller! Jon Hammond / Jon Hammond Band *CLIP: http://youtu.be/eDPN2aZPhE4 No X-Cess Baggage Blues 2014 musikmesse Warm Up Party – Di. 11.03. “The FINGERS…are the SINGERS!” Musikmesse “Warm Up Party” in Jazzkeller JAZZ Jon Hammond (aus New York City) – organ Joe Berger – guitar Peter Klohmann – saxophone Giovanni Totò Gulino – drums Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ “Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!” The Jon Hammond Show is a funky swinging instrumental revue, featuring top international soloists. The show has universal appeal. Big Hammond orgel sound – 100% organic jonhammondband.com/music Jon Hammond & Band / Jon Hammond Band More from Jon Hammond Klick: Behind The Beat http://behindthebeat.com/2006/05/jon-hammond-the-ndr-sessions-projekt/ Artikle: http://journal-frankfurt.de/funkyjazz — with Joe Berger, Peter Klohmann and Giovanni Totò Gulino at Jazzkeller special thanks / dankeschön to Frank Poehl for manning our camera! – cameo appearance: Michael Falkenstein and Jennifer Schiele Do. 13.03. Musikmesse-Session mit Jon Hammond Band http://www.facebook.com/events/836105496404711/ WhenThursday Time9:00pm until 12:00am Clear 66°F / 45°F CONFIRMED: Jon Hammond Band 18th Consecutive Year! Jon’s musikmesse-Session Funky Jazz and Blues Schon traditionell findet bei uns zur Frankfurter Musikmesse ein Treffen hochkarätiger Musiker statt. Wie auch in den vergangenen Jahren ist der aus New York stammende Orgelspieler Jon Hammond, mit Joe Berger „Berger-meister“, Peter Klohmann und Giovanni Gulino, angesagt. Im Spiel geht Jon Hammond absolut in seiner Musik und seiner Leidenschaft für den guten alten Hammond-Sound auf. Mit 18 Jahren kaufte er sich seine erste Hammond B3 und tourte mit der Rockband Hades im Vorprogramm von Tower Of Power oder Michael Bloomfield. Ein regelrechter Genießer: Seinen Kopf wiegt er ständig von einer Seite zur anderen. Die linke Hand ersetzt größtenteils den Part eines Bassisten, zusätzlich zu den verschiedenen Klangfarben, die er manuell justiert. Der Gitarrist Joe Berger gleicht einem Saiten-Hasardeur. Er spielte bereits mit Who-Bassist John Entwistle und sorgte in dessen Band für den Studio-Mix. Peter Klohmann ist ein junger talentierter Tenorsaxophonist. Giovanni Totò Gulino ziseliert an den Becken, setzt genaue Akzente auf der Fußtrommel und spielt leichte, luft Joe Berger „Berger-meister“ – Gitarre Peter Klohmann – Tenorsaxophon http://www.peterklohmann.com/ Giovanni Totò Gulino – Schlagzeug Jazzkeller Hofheim Hattersheimer Str. 6b, 65179 Hofheim In Taunus, Hessen, Germany View Map · Get Directions Jon Hammond Band People of Hofheim am Taunus: We are really looking forward to returning again for our 18th consecutive year to good old Jazzkeller-Hofheim for our annual musikmesse-Session ab Do. 13.03 / Thursday, March 13, 2014 – see you there / wir sehen uns! Jon Hammond https://hammondcast.wordpress.com/2013/05/17/czechoslovakian-salsa-song-2013-hd-1080p/Getting a little LOUD around the house folks? No Problem…Protective Hearing Headphones For The Kinder! – protective hearing people: The 3M Peltor™ Kid range Passive Ear Muffs are attractive neon green hearing protectors available in headband version only. These products are specially designed for younger wearers, including children, to protect against moderate levels of noise in everyday situation such as social and leisure activities. Modern, stylish slim line cup design High visibility colours for attracting attention thus increasing safety Liquid sealing rings for improved comfort Unique low profile headband design helps maintain constant pressure thus providing confidence in protection Soft wide cushions helps reduce pressure around the ears and improves comfort and wearability Easy to replace cushions and inserts helps keep them hygienically clean – Jon Hammond Jon Hammond Band takes a bow after encores – Jon’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the famous Jazzkeller – L to R: Jon Hammond, Peter Klohmann Giovanni Totò Gulino Joe Berger http://www.jonhammondband.com/ — with Joe Berger and 3 others at Jazzkeller Master Baker Mr. Tulan Jon Hammond’s friend delivering the fresh masterpiece birthday cake for Jon Hammond Dom Famularo, Sabian Cymbals, Jon Hammond, NAMM Show, Funky Jazz, Blues, musikmesse, Hammond Organ, Sk1, Local 802, AFM, Bernard Purdie, Frankfurt, Fender Super Bassman, markbass

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LateRentJonHammondThemeSong2014

Jon Hammond theme song Late Rent on the occasion of 28th annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt and Jon’s birthday

with Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ – Late Rent is the theme song for Jon’s long-running cable TV show in New York City The Jon Hammond Show and HammondCast radio program http://www.HammondCast.com – special thanks to Frank Poehl for operating the camera – Jon Hammond Band

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LateRentJonHammondThemeSong2014

Jon Hammond theme song Late Rent on the occasion of 28th annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt and Jon’s birthday

with Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ – Late Rent is the theme song for Jon’s long-running cable TV show in New York City The Jon Hammond Show and HammondCast radio program http://www.HammondCast.com – special thanks to Frank Poehl for operating the camera – Jon Hammond Band

Youtube http://youtu.be/5shPL3IOYlU

NuMuBu http://www.numubu.com/153010-videos.html?VIDEO_ID=23971

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1117717

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/91332204

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1mn3pb_late-rent-jon-hammond-theme-song-2014_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=806846682677464

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/late-rent-jon-hammond-theme-song-2014-6818982

“The FINGERS…are the SINGERS!”
Musikmesse “Warm Up Party”
Jon Hammond & Band

Jon Hammond (aus New York City) – organ
Joe Berger – guitar
Peter Klohmann – saxophone
Giovanni Gulino – drums

Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ “Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!”
The Jon Hammond Show is a funky swinging instrumental revue, featuring top international soloists. The show has universal appeal. Big Hammond orgel sound – 100% organic

Jon Hammond in P.Mauriat Pmauriat Albest Pro Shop Taipei Taiwan

Journal Frankfurt article by Detlef Kinsler

LINK: http://journal-frankfurt.de/funkyjazz

Kultur

MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Nomen est omen. Der Mann heißt Hammond und spielt eine Hammond. Der Organist aus New York freut sich auf Frankfurt und lädt zur Musikmesse Warm Up Party am 9.4. in den Jazzkeller ein.
JOURNAL FRANKFURT: Was war für Sie zuerst da – die Frankfurter Musikmesse oder Auftritte im Jazzkeller?
Jon Hammond: Die Musikmesse. Ich kam 1987 zum ersten Mal nach Frankfurt, zusammen mit Joe Berger, der auf der Messe für Engl Amplifiers spielte. Wir flogen mit der Lufthansa ein und teilten uns ein Zimmer im berühmten Prinz Otto Hotel am Hauptbahnhof. Schon in der ersten Nacht stellte mir Joe den großen John Entwistle, den Bassisten von The Who vor. Es wurde eine lange Nacht, in der wir Cognac tranken und Erdnüsse knabberten in eiern Suite des Marriott Hotels. Ich habe Joe bei einer Session mit John und Ringo Starrs Sohn Zak Starkey im Dorian Grey Club gefilmt bei einer Soundcheck Party. In den ersten paar Jahren spielte ich nicht oft live weil ich noch keine transportierbare Hammond Orgel hatte vor 1991 als ich den Prototyp einer XB-2 Hammond Orgel bekam mit der ich dann um die Welt reiste. Hauptsächliche dokumenierte ich aber die Messe für meine Cable TV Show in New York, die inzwischen im 29. Jahr als The Jon Hammond Show — Music, Travel and Soft News präsentiert. Die harten Nachrichten überlasse ich CNN und den großen Networks (lacht). Vom ersten Jahr an fühlten wir uns der Musikmesse eng verbunden, haben seitdem eine tolle Zeit hier, kommen jedes Jahr wieder bis wir kleine, alte Männer sind.

Das Jazzkeller-Konzert am Vorabend der Musikmesse ist zu einer netten Tradition geworden – wie kam es dazu, was bedeutet es Ihnen und wir werden Sie dieses Jahr diesen Abend im Jazzkeller zelebrieren?
Ab 1991 lernte ich mehr und mehr Musikmesse-Menschen kennen und die mich und auch einiges von meiner Musik. Einige von ihnen ermunterten mich, doch auch für Auftritte nach Deutschland zu kommen weil es hier doch ein Interesse an Hammond-Orgel-Groove-Music gab. Mit der schon erwähnten, kleinen, kompakten aber sehr kraftvollen Orgel war das alles möglich. Zudem machte ich in New York gerade eine schwere Zeit durch, mein Vater war gestorben und ich hatte das Gefühl, einige Veränderungen könnten meinem Leben gut tun. Also kam ich nach Frankfurt mit meiner XB-2, allerdings mit einem Rückflugticket falls etwas schief gehen würde. Ich rief viele Musiker an, ließ sie wissen, ich bin jetzt da, lasst uns zusammen spielen. Das war für mich der Anfang einer langen, sehr speziellen Beziehung, vor allem zum Frankfurter Publikum nach ersten kleinen erfolgen im Jazzkeller und einer kurzen Auftritt im Hessen Report im Fernsehen. Beatrix Rief verdanke ich dieses “lucky light on me”, eine tolle Erfahrung. Seitdem nenne ich Frankfurt “My Good Luck City” und im Jazzkeller begann auch alles für mich als Musiker. Deshalb liegt mir der Club auch so nah am Herzen, deshalb hatte ich auch die Idee, meine “Musikmesse Warm Up Party” dort zu realisieren, immer in der Nacht bevor die Messe startet was zu einer schönen Tradition wurde. Im ersten Jahr, in dem ich dann auch ein wenig Sponsoring von Philip Morris bekam, konnte ich damit einige Flugtickets für befreundete Musik bezahlen. Darüber war ich sehr glücklich. Dabei rauche ich selbst gar nicht.

Wie würden Sie Ihr persönliches Verhältnis zu Deutschland und Frankfurt beschrieben?
Lassen Sie es mich so sagen: ich liebe Frankfurt und die Frankfurter waren immer gut zu mir in all den Jahren. Ich könnte ein ganzes Buch über die Zeit schreiben, in der ich in Bornheim wohnte und Nacht für Nacht in der alten Jazzkneipe in der Berliner Straße auftrat. Das war der Treffpunkt, wo auch die Musiker der HR Bigband hinkamen und es gab eine generöse Chefin in der kleinen Kneipe. Auch Regine Dobberschütz und Eugen Hahn im Jazzkeller waren wahre Jazzengel für mich, die mir so vieles ermöglichten in der Zeit. Wir konnten auch in den Studios von AFN Radio spielen, waren die einzigen Musiker, die das – mit einer Sondergenehmigung des US Militärs – durften. Für ein wenig Promotion für die Musikmesse. Wir nannten das Programm für die AFN “Profile TV “-Show “Sound Police”. Wir hatten viel Spaß. Kein Wunder also, dass ich Frankfurt als my home away from home begreife und ich mich jedes Mal wieder freue zur Musikmesse zu reisen, in diesem Jahr übrigens zum 27. Mal in Folge. Und ich bin diesmal besonders aufgeregt, heim nach Frankfurt zu kommen weil ich gerade 60 Jahre alt geworden bin.

Wer wird in diesem Jahr zum Gelingen des Konzertes mit teils komponierter, teils improvisierter Musik, so nehme ich an, beitragen und was für einen Sound wird die Band präsentieren?
Ich habe etwa 90% der Kompositionen geschrieben, die wir spielen werden. Es ist die Musik, die man auch in meiner New Yorker TV-Show hören kann und die mich mehrmals um die Welt getragen hat. Meinen Stil nenne ich “Swinging Funky Jazz and Blues” und featurert die ganz wunderbaren Solisten in meine Band: Tony Lakatos, den großen ungarischen Tenorsaxophonisten, der auch Mitglied in der hr Bigband ist, dann meinen alten Freund Giovanni Gulino, diesen tollen Schlagzeuger, der schon für fast alle Großen der Szene getrommelt hat. Ich liebe diese Jungs. Als Gitarrist ist mein alten Freund und Kollege Joe Berger dabei, den man auch als The Berger-Meister kennt. Auf diese Formation bin ich wirklich stolz.

Werden Sie im Jazzkeller wieder eine Hammond Orgel spielen?
Ja, sicher, das neueste Modell, eine Sk1, die exakt so klingt wie die legendäre B3. Ich liebe sie. Und sie wiegt nur noch sieben Kilo (Anm. des Autors: Das Original, ein echtes Möbel mit viel Holz, mussten immer zwei Menschen mit viel Muskelkraft die Treppen rauf und runter hieven), ein deutliches Indiz, dass wir in der Zukunft angekommen sind. Da stecken viele Jahre Forschung und Entwicklung drin, auch Bühnenerprobungen. Ich ziehe den Hut vor den Ingenieuren von Suzuki, ein unverwüstliches Instrument erschaffen zu haben. Und das unterziehe ich jetzt einen echten Härttest (lacht). — Interview: Detlef Kinsler

P.Mauriat Action Blues With Jon Hammond Pmauriat / Albest Music

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/P.MauriatActionBluesWithJonHammond

(Higher Quality) P.Mauriat HQ / Pmauriat Albest action with Jon Hammond Blues All Afternoon at The NAMM Show with P.Mauriat Artists and guests Arno Haas, Hailey Niswanger, James Carter, Joshua Quinlan, Juan Alzate, Ryan Montano – Jon Hammond at the Sk1 organ http://www.HammondCast.com/

with Hailey Niswanger, Jon Hammond, PMauriat Saxophones, Pmauriat Albest, Arno Haas, Reggie Padilla and Ryan Montano at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center

Youtube http://youtu.be/4rGrMhFPbrU

Train Song, Hauptbahnhof, Frankfurt, Jon Hammond, ASCAP Composer, musikmesse, Hammond organ, Sk1, Jazz combo, Birthday Party, Chocolate cake, Home away from Home

Jon Hammond Theme Song At Grant And Green Saloon

December 24, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond Theme Song At Grant And Green Saloon

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondThemeSongAtGrantAndGreenSaloon

Jon Hammond Band performing the Jon Hammond theme song “Late Rent” in Grant and Green Saloon North Beach San Francisco – Ron Smith drums, Alex Budman tenor saxophone, John Bishop guitar, Jon Hammond organ ©JON HAMMOND International  http://www.HammondCast.com/ — with John Bishopand Jon Hammond at Grant & Green Saloon.

https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2015/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit

Jon Hammond Funk Unit

Performance Info

Set Time: 
Friday, January 23, 2015 – 12:00pm to 12:40pm
Location/Stage: 
Anaheim C.C.
CenterStage

Artist Info

Joe Berger: Guitar/Guitarist
Dom Famularo: Drums/Drummer
Alex Budman: Tenor Saxopohone/Saxophonist
Koei Tanaka: Harmonica
Jon Hammond: Organ / Leader
Genre: 
Rock
Artist Bio: 
*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Dom Famularo Feature On Jon Hammond Band NAMM Show Jon’s archive: https://archive.org/details/DomFamularoFeatureOnJonHammondBandNAMMShow1 On the Youtube http://youtu.be/0656E-IWDn8 Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/dom-famularo-feature-on-jon-hammond-band-namm-show-6721924 (Higher Quality) Jon Hammond Band 11AM Brunch Set – Center Patio Stage The NAMM Show feature Dom Famularo Power Funk Supreme drums on Jon’s tune “Head Phone” – Alex Budman tenor sax, Joe Berger guitar, Koei Tanaka / 田中光栄 – fan site harmonica, Jon Hammond organ – special thanks Sabian, JJ Guitars, Suzuki Musical Instruments Instruments, Bespeco Accessori, Alex Mingmann Hsieh Hsieh, Pmauriat Albest – stage crew Evan, Jennifer, April, cameo appearance by Wolfgang Lücke Director Musikmesse Frankfurt am Main Greg Herreman Productions NAMM Organization http://www.jonhammondband.com/ ©Jon Hammond International ASCAP – Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Jon Hammond, Alex Budman, Joe Berger, Dom Famularo, Wolfgang Lücke and Koei Tanaka at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Hammond Organ NAMM Meet and Greet & Award Party 80th Anniversary of Hammond Organ – Hammond Suzuki USA Friday evening January 24th – Anaheim Hilton Hotel http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.769861619709304.1073741837.133709526657853 2nd Annual Hammond Organ USA Suzuki Musical Instruments Meet and Greet Party before very special show commemorating 80th Anniversary of Hammond Organ and Award Presentation from The NAMM Show President CEO Joe Lamond to Mr. Shuji Suzuki President of Suzuki Musical Instruments makers of The Hammond Organ and Leslie Speaker products – players pre-show including Michael Falkenstein from Hammond Suzuki Deutschland, organist Keith Emerson of ELP/Emerson Lake & Palmer, Jon Hammond, Joe Berger, Studio Drummer Jay Dittamo, Gregg Gregory Gronowski, Rachel Flowers – Suzuki Hamamatsu Team Mr. M. Terada, Yu Beniya, Koei Tanaka the great Suzuki Harmonica Santa, Shigeyuki Ohtaka, Bernies Music Land’s Bernie Capicchiano & Robert Barbarossa from Australia, Hammond Movie Film Crew Tino Pavlis & Joachim Wiesel, MC / Editor Stephen Fortner of Keyboard Magazine, Jay Valle, Jon Hammond Band and Many More! Jon Hammond Organ Group Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/THESOUNDSOULSUMMITAllStarJamJonHammondBandFeaturingBernardPurdie Head Phone – Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie of Jon’s Band Featuring Bernard Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Alex Budman, Joe Berger2, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Stephen Fortner, Scott May, Joe Berger, Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Hilton Anaheim Lobby Special Program on 80th Anniversary of Hammond Organ USA – Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM presents special award to Mr. Shuji Suzuki President of Suzuki Musical Instruments Corp. makers of Hammond organ and Leslie speaker products on the occasion of 80th anniversary of Hammond organs – with Stephen Fortner of Keyboard Magazine and Gregg Grownowski of Hammond Suzuki USA also in photo – Jon Hammond Hammond News JON HAMMOND RECEIVES NAMM AWARD http://hammondorganco.com/jon-hammond-receives-namm-award/ JON HAMMOND RECEIVES NAMM AWARD At the recent 2014 Winter NAMM Expo, Hammond Artist JON HAMMOND received the “Beleive In Music” award from NAMM President Joe Lamond. Jon travels the World with his Hammond Sk1, swinging with his group, guesting with others and playing Solo. Jon also brings the joy of jazz to many folks who are ill or recuperating via his countless visits to Hospitals and Institutions everywhere. Congratulations, Jon! http://www.jonhammondband.com Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/NAMMBelieveInMusicAwardsAndPurdieShuffle(Higher Quality) Anaheim CA: This film starts out at the annual NAMM Believe In Music Awards and immediately afterwards Jon Hammond ran to the Center Patio Stage for a Jon Hammond Band performance with the inventor of “The Purdie Shuffle” Bernard Purdie! – Koei Tanaka / 田中光栄 – from Tokyo on harmonica, Alex Budman tenor sax, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the organ – http://www.jonhammondband.com/ — with Alex Budman, Joe Berger, Koei Tanaka, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie and Jon Hammond Organ Group at The NAMM Show Anaheim Convention Center Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/OpeningBluesIntroductionMusikmesseWarmUpPartyJazzkeller Jon Hammond Band annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in jazzkeller with opening remarks by Jon Hammond along with tenor saxophonist Peter Klohmann, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ powered by markbass amp – camera: Aurelia Nat, camera direction: Tino Pavlis http://www.HammondCast.com/ Youtube http://youtu.be/9ffDOldvQO8

Late Rent, Theme Song, Jon Hammond Show, ASCAP Composer, Grant and Green, Saloon, San Francisco, North Beach, Hammond Organ, Musicians Union, Local 6

Kenny Burrell NEA Jazz Masters Award film by Jon Hammond

December 20, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Kenny Burrell NEA Jazz Masters Award Film By Jon Hammond

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/KennyBurrellNEAJazzMastersAwardFilmByJonHammond

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1199332

Youtube http://youtu.be/UDSPXQvICdE

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Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=958252207536910

Kenny Burrell 2005 NEA Jazz Masters Award Recipient Film by Jon Hammond – Nancy Wilson presenting – http://arts.gov/honors/jazz/kenny-burrell Guitarist, Composer, Educator
2005 NEA Jazz Master

Born on July 31, 1931 in Detroit, MI – “Receiving this prestigious award from the National Endowment for the Arts is one of the high points of my career. I am delighted and honored to have been considered among the great musicians both past and present who have been given this recognition. I am most grateful to all concerned. Thank you.” – Kenny Burrell – Verve Records – http://www.HammondCast.com/

“Kenny Burrell pioneered the guitar-led trio with bass and drums in the late 1950s. Known for his harmonic creativity, lush tones, and lyricism on the guitar, he is also a prolific and highly regarded composer. Born in Detroit in 1931, he found musical colleagues at an early age among Paul Chambers, Tommy Flanagan, Frank Foster, Yusef Lateef, and the brothers Thad, Hank, and Elvin Jones. While still a student at Wayne State University, he made his first major recording in 1951 with Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Percy Heath, and Milt Jackson.

After graduation, he toured for six months with the Oscar Peterson Trio and then moved to New York, where he performed in Broadway pit bands, on pop and R&B studio sessions (with Lena Horne, Tony Bennett, and James Brown), in jazz venues, and on jazz recordings. He went on to work and/or record with such artists as Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday, Stan Getz, Gene Ammons, Kenny Dorham, Benny Goodman, Coleman Hawkins, and Jimmy Smith. As a leader, he has recorded more than 90 albums and is a featured guitarist on more than 200 jazz recordings, including ones with Art Blakey, Herbie Hancock, and Quincy Jones.

Burrell’s compositions have been recorded by artists including Ray Brown, June Christy, Grover Washington, Jr., Frank Wess, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. His extended composition for the Boys Choir of Harlem was premiered at New York’s Lincoln Center, and his “Dear Ella,” performed by Dee Dee Bridgewater, won a 1998 Grammy Award.

In addition to performing and recording, he is a professor of music and ethnomusicology at the University of California at Los Angeles. A recognized authority on the music of Duke Ellington, he developed the first regular college course ever taught in the United States on Ellington in 1978. In 1997, he was appointed director of the jazz studies program at UCLA, where he has enlisted such faculty members as George Bohanon, Billy Childs, Billy Higgins, Harold Land, Bobby Rodriguez, and Gerald Wilson.

Burrell is the author of two books, Jazz Guitar and Jazz Guitar Solos. In 2004, he received a Jazz Educator of the Year Award from DownBeat. He is a founder of the Jazz Heritage Foundation and the Friends of Jazz at UCLA and is recognized as an international ambassador for jazz and its promotion as an art form.

Selected Discography

Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane, Prestige/OJC, 1958
Midnight Blue, Blue Note, 1963
Guitar Forms, Verve, 1964
Kenny Burre ll & the Boys Choir of Harlem , Love is the Answer, Concord Jazz, 1997
75th Birthday Bash Live!, Blue Note, 2006″ — with Jon Hammond, Nancy Wilson and Kenny Burrell – Verve Records at Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. — with Kenny Burrell – Verve Records and 2 others at Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center.

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/CafeKLEMMFlashbackGigForHansRomanovNowTheCafeCrumble

Youtube http://youtu.be/1CD4XABvE4Y

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1194867

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/113770094

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Frankfurt Bockenheim — Jon Hammond Flashback Gig for Hans Romanov in the Café KLEMM now called Café Crumble Kiesstraße 41 60486 Frankfurt am Main, Germany – Jon Hammond Band featuring some fine tenor saxophone playing by Harry Petersen, Heiko Himmighoffen drums / schlagzeug – Jon Hammond at the organ & bass through a Marshall Amp courtesy of a friend of Hans – special thanks dankeschön Stefan Klemm and Hans Romanov

http://www.HammondCast.com/ – Jon Hammond Band — with Jon Hammond, Harry Petersen, Heiko Himmighoffen and Hans Romanov at Café Crumble.

Flashback: Jam with Hary Lin & Joe Berger!

Jon Hammond at Frankfurt musikmesse — with Joe Berger and Hary Lin

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondAndFriendsJazzSpotSwing

Youtube http://youtu.be/x6a8MHYESqc

Jon Hammond and Friends drop in to Taipei night spot JAZZ SPOT SWING organ lounge,

Jon at Mr. Nobuki Kuwahara’s Hammond Sk2 organ with house musicians – Kenichi Toyoda piano

– special thanks to Nico, Shannon, Letitia – Superlux Taiwan,

P. Mauriat Europe Pmauriat Albest Team!

http://www.HammondCast.com/ – Jazz Spot Swing

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/110027287

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1182889

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=924772564218208

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LateRentJonHammondThemeSong2014

Jon Hammond theme song Late Rent on the occasion of 28th annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt and Jon’s birthday

with Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ – Late Rent is the theme song for Jon’s long-running cable TV show in New York City The Jon Hammond Show and HammondCast radio program http://www.HammondCast.com – special thanks to Frank Poehl for operating the camera – Jon Hammond Band

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LateRentJonHammondThemeSong2014

Jon Hammond theme song Late Rent on the occasion of 28th annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt and Jon’s birthday

with Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ – Late Rent is the theme song for Jon’s long-running cable TV show in New York City The Jon Hammond Show and HammondCast radio program http://www.HammondCast.com – special thanks to Frank Poehl for operating the camera – Jon Hammond Band

Youtube http://youtu.be/5shPL3IOYlU

NuMuBu http://www.numubu.com/153010-videos.html?VIDEO_ID=23971

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1117717

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/91332204

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1mn3pb_late-rent-jon-hammond-theme-song-2014_music

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Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/late-rent-jon-hammond-theme-song-2014-6818982

“The FINGERS…are the SINGERS!”
Musikmesse “Warm Up Party”
Jon Hammond & Band

Jon Hammond (aus New York City) – organ
Joe Berger – guitar
Peter Klohmann – saxophone
Giovanni Gulino – drums

Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ “Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!”
The Jon Hammond Show is a funky swinging instrumental revue, featuring top international soloists. The show has universal appeal. Big Hammond orgel sound – 100% organic

Jon Hammond in P.Mauriat Pmauriat Albest Pro Shop Taipei Taiwan

Journal Frankfurt article by Detlef Kinsler

LINK: http://journal-frankfurt.de/funkyjazz

Kultur

MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Nomen est omen. Der Mann heißt Hammond und spielt eine Hammond. Der Organist aus New York freut sich auf Frankfurt und lädt zur Musikmesse Warm Up Party am 9.4. in den Jazzkeller ein.
JOURNAL FRANKFURT: Was war für Sie zuerst da – die Frankfurter Musikmesse oder Auftritte im Jazzkeller?
Jon Hammond: Die Musikmesse. Ich kam 1987 zum ersten Mal nach Frankfurt, zusammen mit Joe Berger, der auf der Messe für Engl Amplifiers spielte. Wir flogen mit der Lufthansa ein und teilten uns ein Zimmer im berühmten Prinz Otto Hotel am Hauptbahnhof. Schon in der ersten Nacht stellte mir Joe den großen John Entwistle, den Bassisten von The Who vor. Es wurde eine lange Nacht, in der wir Cognac tranken und Erdnüsse knabberten in eiern Suite des Marriott Hotels. Ich habe Joe bei einer Session mit John und Ringo Starrs Sohn Zak Starkey im Dorian Grey Club gefilmt bei einer Soundcheck Party. In den ersten paar Jahren spielte ich nicht oft live weil ich noch keine transportierbare Hammond Orgel hatte vor 1991 als ich den Prototyp einer XB-2 Hammond Orgel bekam mit der ich dann um die Welt reiste. Hauptsächliche dokumenierte ich aber die Messe für meine Cable TV Show in New York, die inzwischen im 29. Jahr als The Jon Hammond Show — Music, Travel and Soft News präsentiert. Die harten Nachrichten überlasse ich CNN und den großen Networks (lacht). Vom ersten Jahr an fühlten wir uns der Musikmesse eng verbunden, haben seitdem eine tolle Zeit hier, kommen jedes Jahr wieder bis wir kleine, alte Männer sind.

Das Jazzkeller-Konzert am Vorabend der Musikmesse ist zu einer netten Tradition geworden – wie kam es dazu, was bedeutet es Ihnen und wir werden Sie dieses Jahr diesen Abend im Jazzkeller zelebrieren?
Ab 1991 lernte ich mehr und mehr Musikmesse-Menschen kennen und die mich und auch einiges von meiner Musik. Einige von ihnen ermunterten mich, doch auch für Auftritte nach Deutschland zu kommen weil es hier doch ein Interesse an Hammond-Orgel-Groove-Music gab. Mit der schon erwähnten, kleinen, kompakten aber sehr kraftvollen Orgel war das alles möglich. Zudem machte ich in New York gerade eine schwere Zeit durch, mein Vater war gestorben und ich hatte das Gefühl, einige Veränderungen könnten meinem Leben gut tun. Also kam ich nach Frankfurt mit meiner XB-2, allerdings mit einem Rückflugticket falls etwas schief gehen würde. Ich rief viele Musiker an, ließ sie wissen, ich bin jetzt da, lasst uns zusammen spielen. Das war für mich der Anfang einer langen, sehr speziellen Beziehung, vor allem zum Frankfurter Publikum nach ersten kleinen erfolgen im Jazzkeller und einer kurzen Auftritt im Hessen Report im Fernsehen. Beatrix Rief verdanke ich dieses “lucky light on me”, eine tolle Erfahrung. Seitdem nenne ich Frankfurt “My Good Luck City” und im Jazzkeller begann auch alles für mich als Musiker. Deshalb liegt mir der Club auch so nah am Herzen, deshalb hatte ich auch die Idee, meine “Musikmesse Warm Up Party” dort zu realisieren, immer in der Nacht bevor die Messe startet was zu einer schönen Tradition wurde. Im ersten Jahr, in dem ich dann auch ein wenig Sponsoring von Philip Morris bekam, konnte ich damit einige Flugtickets für befreundete Musik bezahlen. Darüber war ich sehr glücklich. Dabei rauche ich selbst gar nicht.

Wie würden Sie Ihr persönliches Verhältnis zu Deutschland und Frankfurt beschrieben?
Lassen Sie es mich so sagen: ich liebe Frankfurt und die Frankfurter waren immer gut zu mir in all den Jahren. Ich könnte ein ganzes Buch über die Zeit schreiben, in der ich in Bornheim wohnte und Nacht für Nacht in der alten Jazzkneipe in der Berliner Straße auftrat. Das war der Treffpunkt, wo auch die Musiker der HR Bigband hinkamen und es gab eine generöse Chefin in der kleinen Kneipe. Auch Regine Dobberschütz und Eugen Hahn im Jazzkeller waren wahre Jazzengel für mich, die mir so vieles ermöglichten in der Zeit. Wir konnten auch in den Studios von AFN Radio spielen, waren die einzigen Musiker, die das – mit einer Sondergenehmigung des US Militärs – durften. Für ein wenig Promotion für die Musikmesse. Wir nannten das Programm für die AFN “Profile TV “-Show “Sound Police”. Wir hatten viel Spaß. Kein Wunder also, dass ich Frankfurt als my home away from home begreife und ich mich jedes Mal wieder freue zur Musikmesse zu reisen, in diesem Jahr übrigens zum 27. Mal in Folge. Und ich bin diesmal besonders aufgeregt, heim nach Frankfurt zu kommen weil ich gerade 60 Jahre alt geworden bin.

Wer wird in diesem Jahr zum Gelingen des Konzertes mit teils komponierter, teils improvisierter Musik, so nehme ich an, beitragen und was für einen Sound wird die Band präsentieren?
Ich habe etwa 90% der Kompositionen geschrieben, die wir spielen werden. Es ist die Musik, die man auch in meiner New Yorker TV-Show hören kann und die mich mehrmals um die Welt getragen hat. Meinen Stil nenne ich “Swinging Funky Jazz and Blues” und featurert die ganz wunderbaren Solisten in meine Band: Tony Lakatos, den großen ungarischen Tenorsaxophonisten, der auch Mitglied in der hr Bigband ist, dann meinen alten Freund Giovanni Gulino, diesen tollen Schlagzeuger, der schon für fast alle Großen der Szene getrommelt hat. Ich liebe diese Jungs. Als Gitarrist ist mein alten Freund und Kollege Joe Berger dabei, den man auch als The Berger-Meister kennt. Auf diese Formation bin ich wirklich stolz.

Werden Sie im Jazzkeller wieder eine Hammond Orgel spielen?
Ja, sicher, das neueste Modell, eine Sk1, die exakt so klingt wie die legendäre B3. Ich liebe sie. Und sie wiegt nur noch sieben Kilo (Anm. des Autors: Das Original, ein echtes Möbel mit viel Holz, mussten immer zwei Menschen mit viel Muskelkraft die Treppen rauf und runter hieven), ein deutliches Indiz, dass wir in der Zukunft angekommen sind. Da stecken viele Jahre Forschung und Entwicklung drin, auch Bühnenerprobungen. Ich ziehe den Hut vor den Ingenieuren von Suzuki, ein unverwüstliches Instrument erschaffen zu haben. Und das unterziehe ich jetzt einen echten Härttest (lacht). — Interview: Detlef Kinsler

P.Mauriat Action Blues With Jon Hammond Pmauriat / Albest Music

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/P.MauriatActionBluesWithJonHammond

(Higher Quality) P.Mauriat HQ / Pmauriat Albest action with Jon Hammond Blues All Afternoon at The NAMM Show with P.Mauriat Artists and guests Arno Haas, Hailey Niswanger, James Carter, Joshua Quinlan, Juan Alzate, Ryan Montano – Jon Hammond at the Sk1 organ http://www.HammondCast.com/

Kenny Burrell, National Endowment for the Arts, Jazz Masters Award, Film, Jon Hammond, Jazz Guitar, Hammond Organ, Hannover Germany, Organist, NAMM, musikmesse, Local 802, Musicians Union

Dick Johnson Accepting NEA Jazz Master Award On Behalf Of Artie Shaw

December 17, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Dick Johnson Accepting NEA Jazz Master Award On Behalf Of Artie Shaw

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/DickJohnsonAcceptingNEAJazzMasterAwardOnBehalfOfArtieShaw

Youtube http://youtu.be/EoQRdBLya6Q

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1197948

Note from Jon Hammond: I filmed Dick Johnson (clarinetist) accepting Artie Shaw’s NEA Jazz Masters Award (handed to him by David Baker) some years ago. Artie personally chose Dick to lead his band, Dick Johnson was one of the greatest musicians of all times in his own right. I had the honor and pleasure of playing together with him on several occasions myself on Lou Colombo’s Band at the Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod – he was just totally unbelievable, a force of Nature is the only way to describe his masterful playing – RIP Dick Johnson, sincerely, Jon Hammond organist from Local 802 Musicians Union — The late great Clarinetist / Saxophonist long-time Band Leader for Artie Shaw Band Dick Johnson accepting the NEA Jazz Master Award on behalf of Artie – film forthcoming of event folks, RIP Dick Johnson – Jon Hammond
*excerpt from Condolence (Guestbook): “Jon to Johnson Family: Sending my deepest condolences on the passing of Dick, I had the great pleasure and honor of playing with Dick & Lou Colombo at the Wychmere Harbor Club in Harwichport MA 1978-’80

(Hammond organ) with Jack Pena & Frank Shea. I last spoke with Dick in 2005 at the IAJE when he accepted the NEA Jazz Master Award for Artie posthumously from David Baker, I filmed it for my cable TV Show. So very sorry for your loss, Dick was one of the greatest musicians I ever played with and a really great guy! Sincerely, Jon Hammond *Member AFM Local 802″

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Johnson_(clarinetist)
Dick Johnson (December 1, 1925 – January 10, 2010[1]) was an American big band clarinetist, best known for his work with the Artie Shaw Band.[1] From 1983 until his death he was the leader of the Artie Shaw Orchestra.
Born Richard Brown Johnson in Brockton, Massachusetts, he also played the alto saxophone and flute. Johnson worked with Frank Sinatra, the Swing Shift Orchestra, Dizzy Gillespie and Tony Bennett.[1]
Johnson died in Boston, Massachusetts after a short illness, aged 84.
1956: Music for Swinging Moderns (EmArcy Records)
1957: Most Likely (Riverside Records) with Dave McKenna, Wilbur Ware, Philly Joe Jones [3]
1957: At Newport (Verve) with Eddie Costa
1979: Dick Johnson Plays Alto Sax & Flute & Soprano Sax & Clarinet (Concord Records) with Dave McKenna, Bob Maize, Jake Hanna
1980: Spider’s Blues (Concord) with Dave McKenna
1981: Swing Shift (Concord)
2004: Artie’s Choice! And the Naturals
2006: Star Dust & Beyond: A Tribute to Artie Shaw
http://jazztimes.com/…/25619-jazz-clarinetist-dick-johnson-…
Jazz Clarinetist Dick Johnson Dies at 84
Boston-based player fronted Artie Shaw band for over 20 years
By Lee Mergner
Dick Johnson, perhaps best known for his long stint as frontman for the Artie Shaw Orchestra, died in the Boston area on Sunday, January 10. Johnson died at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston after a brief illness, according to the Conley Funeral Home. He was 84 years old.
Johnson was born December 1, 1925 and grew up in the Brockton, Mass area as part of a musical family. He got his professional start as a musician during a stint with the U.S. Navy in 1944-1946. Johnson served with the navy band on the USS Pasadena during WWII. He often credited his stint in the Navy for kicking off his career in jazz.
After the war, Johnson toured with the big bands of Charlie Spivak and Buddy Morrow. Eventually, after several years on the road, he settled in his hometown of Brockton, Mass. It was there in Brockton where he and close friend, Lou Colombo formed a jazz sextet. The group lasted 10 years, but the friendship and musical kinship lasted for the rest of his life. In addition, Johnson formed his septet—Swing Shift—which was a staple on the Boston music scene for many years. Like Herb Pomeroy, Johnson managed a double career as a perfomer and an educator, teaching jazz at nearby Berklee, where he mentored many younger jazz musicians.
According to the notes on Johnson’s album Artie’s Choice, in 1980, Artie Shaw sent a message to Dick Johnson’s manager, and said: “You wanted to hear what I think of Dick Johnson’s clarinet playing. Okay. At this time, he’s the best I’ve ever heard. Bar nobody. And you can quote me on that, anywhere, anytime!”
Shortly thereafter in 1983 he joined the Artie Shaw Orchestra as its frontman, with Shaw himself retired at least as a clarinetist. Shaw continued to appear with the group and let Johnson act as his surrogate for the next 20 years. Idiosyncratic until the end, Shaw permitted few recordings by the group, but Johnson’s reputation as a clarinetist grew from its live performances. The group disbanded in 2006 a few years shortly after Shaw’s death.
Over the years Johnson performed with Dave McKenna, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Buddy Rich. He recorded as a both a leader and a sideman on the Mercury, Emarcy, Riverside, and Concord Jazz labels. His latest CD was Star Dust and Beyond: A Tribute to Artie Shaw for the Crazy Scott label in 2006.
Johnson was an important part of the local Boston jazz and music community. In 1999, Brockton declared May 1 to be “Dick Johnson Day.” Johnson spent the day meeting students and later performed with school band members at Brockton High.
Johnson is survived by family members including his wife of 59 years, Rose Johnson of Brockton, his son, Gary Johnson, and his daughter, Pamela Sargent, wife of noted jazz guitarist Gray Sargent.
Visiting hours will be held Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Conley Funeral Home, 138 Belmont St., Brockton. A remembrance service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.
“I had the pleasure of seeing Dick many times over the past 38 years,
> including his appearances with Dave McKenna at the Columns in West Dennis on
> Cape Cod in 1971, and on several occasions with the little big band known as
> Dick Johnson’s Swing Shift. Dick co-led a great quintet with Herb Pomeroy
> that featured Alan Dawson at the Eden Gardens in Worcester in 1975. The
> last concert I saw him play was with Jack Senier’s All-Stars on a Sunday
> afternoon in June 2007 at the 1794 Meetinghouse in New Salem, Mass, a
> stone’s throw from the Quabbin Reservoir. Dick played alto for the better
> part of the afternoon, but most memorable was his performance on clarinet of
> “Memories of You.” He was 81 by then, but as charismatic as ever.
>
> On a winter’s night a year or two earlier, my wife Meg and I saw Dick with
> trumpeter Lou Colombo in the tiny cocktail lounge adjacent to the foyer of
> an inn in Chatham, Mass. There again he was playing alto, but I noticed his
> clarinet by his side and requested he play it. To an SRO crowd of about
> eight people, Dick treated us to “After You’ve Gone,” the tempo increasing
> on each successive chorus till one could almost hear Artie Shaw and BG and
> Bird stirring in approval. Truly unforgettable.
> Dick was at the 2005 IAJE convention in Long Beach to accept the NEA Jazz
> Masters Award in honor of Artie Shaw, who’d died a couple of weeks earlier.
> In his telltale Brockton accent, he spoke of Shaw’s inspiring and exacting
> musical standards. Dick later played a solo clarinet piece at Artie’s
> memorial service, and dropped me a note afterwards in which he wrote, “It
> was by far the biggest honor I’ve ever received to play solo clarinet for
> the man who’d been a hero of mine since I was 14 years old. I flew back
> home sad and jubilant at the same time.”
>
> Somehow it seems appropriate that the last time I saw Dick was at Dave
> McKenna’s memorial service in Woonsocket, R.I. thirteen months ago. Alas,
> Dick Johnson has passed on too. Dick leaves his son Gary, a fine drummer
> who shared the bandstand with his father for many years, and his son-in-law
> Gray Sargent, the guitarist who’s been touring with Tony Bennett for a
> decade and who recorded a beautiful duo concert with Dave McKenna at Maybeck
> Recital Hall for Concord Jazz in 1995.” — at National Endowment for the Arts.

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Jon Hammond’s composition “Get Back in The Groove” very special performance Jon Hammond Band in Jazzkeller Frankfurt Jon’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party with many close friends in attendance – Tony Lakatos on tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, special guest Lee Oskar harmonica, Jon Hammond organ / bass

http://www.HammondCast.com/
Special thanks Pmauriat Albest PMauriat Saxophones, TecAmp TecAmp – Bass Player’s Gear — with Joe Berger, Tony Lakatos, Jon Hammond, Lee Oskar, Giovanni Totò Gulino, Pmauriat Albest, P.Mauriat Saxophones and Lee Oskar at Jazzkeller.

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1190341

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2asgsa_get-back-in-the-groove-jon-hammond-band_music

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/ReturnOfTheStudentJonHammondVisitWithTonyGermainHD1080p

Jon Hammond visit with his piano teacher Tony Germain:
“So good to see my piano teacher main man Tony Germain 40 years later from the first day we met on Scheduling Day 1973, looking good Tony! Greatest piano and Hammond organ teacher folks!

Tony taught so many players well and created the organ department (long story!) Chairing the PIano Department, (he has a nice chair in his office and superb Steinway Grand Piano) – if you are lucky enough to be a student at Berklee and get to study with Tony Germain, then you are living under the lucky star – Tony is the Man!! Thanks for everything you showed me Tony, straightened me out big time” – Jon Hammond
*Return of the Student –

Here I am with my Piano Teacher main man Tony Germain 40 years to the day later from the first time we sat down together folks – interview coming soon, many thanks Tony! Jon Hammond
http://www.berklee.edu/people/tony-germain
Position: Assistant Chair
Department: Piano

Tony’s Steinway Grand Piano

“I think I might have been one of Berklee’s first graduates with what today is called the performance major in piano. So as assistant chair, I have a vested interest in making sure we’re still preparing piano, keyboard, and organ students, without being in any way style prejudiced. I also took the position to have a little bit more involvement with the curriculum—to see what I could personally add or help create.”

“When I went to Berklee, Ted Pease, Phil Wilson, and Mike Rendish were my role models and my teachers. They set the standard for what I’d become and how I would teach. They were all very good to me, and I could see how much they loved it. Here at Berklee, I’m giving back to something that has given me everything. I often describe Berklee as a musical Fantasy Island. I just don’t know where else I’d be happy.”

“Prior to becoming assistant chair of the Piano Department, I taught pretty much everything across the board for 33 years: harmony, ear training, arranging, ensembles. I created the Harmonic Ear Training course and taught it from about 1978 until I became assistant chair. I’m equally in love with private and classroom teaching, and have done it all my adult life. I probably get more out of it than my students do. But hopefully I inspire students to further their interests in whichever style of performance they desire—it’s my job to prepare them for the long haul. I still teach Survey of Piano Styles: History of Jazz Piano. I didn’t want to give it up. And I didn’t want to not teach entirely, because you lose touch if you’re out of the classroom.”

Career Highlights
B.M., Berklee College of Music
Performances with Judy Garland, Herb Pomeroy, Joe Hunt, and Dick Johnson
Musical director, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well, Charles Playhouse
Pianist and keyboardist with jazz and commercial groups
Recordings include Forces with Jerry Tachoir; Risa’s Waltz with Danny Harrington; Until Further Notice with Steve Rochinski; Sasha Sings Dinah, A Tribute to the Queen, Dinah Washington with Sasha Daltonn; Happy Talk with Christine Fawson; At Last with Kimberly Keating; Read Between the Lines with Jan Shapiro; Live at the Firehouse with Danny Harrington; The Berklee Great American Songbook series; and for Acuff-Rose, Nashville
Published articles in Keyboard and Berklee Today magazines
Professional performing and recording artist
Television and radio experience, including Community Auditions/ Dave Maynard Talent Showcase, WBZ, Channel 4, Boston; Jack Harris Show, Detroit; Nick Clooney Show, Cincinnati; Music America, WGBH Radio, Boston; and Grand Ole Opry, Nashville
Performer and clinician, Berklee on the Road programs in Umbria, Puerto Rico, and Los Angeles
Leadership
Stephany Tiernan
Chair
Tony Germain
Assistant Chair — at Berklee College of Music
http://www.HammondCast.com/
— at Berklee College of Music

Youtube http://youtu.be/TppXGPzVaK8

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/AusterBluesAndJazzJHBandWithNDRHorns

Eimsbüttel – Hamburg — Auster Blues and Jazz in Auster Bar, special evening Jon Hammond Band with NDR Horns swinging the house with spirited solos all around: Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ and Heinz Lichius the drummer – special thanks to Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera (also a fine drummer) and all the Hamburg people who came to this party session, Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt – support from Musik Rotthoff, Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars, Jon Hammond the Sk1 Hammond manufactured by Suzuki Musical Instruments http://www.HammondCast.com

Youtube http://youtu.be/q4_lNnwzxrU

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105232953

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167435

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=893232684038863

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x258ktf_auster-blues-and-jazz-jh-band-with-ndr-horns_music

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/AusterJazzHeadPhoneNDRHornsFunkyHeinz

Jon Hammond Band L to R: Joe Berger, Michael Leuschner, Heinz Lichius, Lutz Büchner, Jon Hammond, Fiete Felsch

Youtube http://youtu.be/5pvfVZhXaoc

Jon Hammond Band + NDR Horns at Auster Bar Hamburg Eimsbüttel
Funky Jazz and Blues
http://hammondcast.blogspot.com/2014/09/youtubes-of-every-song-we-played-in.html

Youtubes of every song we played in Auster Bar Hamburg going backwards Jon Hammond Band
Youtubes of every song we played in Auster Bar Hamburg going backwards Jon Hammond Band http://youtu.be/BqtFWKBeC0c “Cooking at The Auster Bar” http://youtu.be/9P8yZiXgWfI “Tribute to Cannonball – Mercy Mercy Mercy” http://youtu.be/MdQi8mAslzE “Tribute to Bobby Timmons – Moanin’ / Blues” http://youtu.be/jtAaQLH_BYk “Late Rent – Them Song” http://youtu.be/orpLWd66-Hw “No X-Cess Baggage Blues” http://youtu.be/LFhxrDs6PbQ “Lydia’s Tune – Bossa Nova” http://youtu.be/MxpIJesOJXQ “Pocket Funk” http://youtu.be/q4_lNnwzxrU “Auster Blues and Jazz *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Cooking at The Auster Bar Jon Hammond Band With NDR Horns – Full High Definition
Funky Heinz Lichius drums, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor, Friedrich Fiete Felsch alto, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass — at Auster Bar.

Dick Johnson, Artie Shaw, NEA Jazz Masters, Jazz, Saxophone, Clarinet, Jon Hammond, Hammond Organ, Lou Colombo, Cape Cod, Brockton MA, Big Bands

First Music China Opening Shanghai By Jon Hammond

December 13, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: First Music China Opening Shanghai By Jon Hammond

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/FirstMusicChinaOpeningShanghaiByJonHammond

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1196784

Shanghai China — First Music China Opening Shanghai China covered by Jon Hammond, now it is called
Messefrankfurt Music-China and Cordelia von Gymnich of Messe Frankfurt – special thanks to the Father founder of Music China Charly Hosenseidl the late great Director of Frankfurt musikmesse

and Betty Heywood, now NAMM Show’s director of international affairs –

very special playing by Jon’s new friends in the Military Band of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army – saxophone section guys are funny – one was telling me his clarinet came from USA…manufactured in Fort Wayne Indiana! Note: Also first appearance for my friend Alex Mingmann Hsieh

Pmauriat Albest saxophones and Trumpets by PMauriat Saxophones Enjoy! – Jon Hammond http://www.HammondCast.com/— with Alex Mingmann Hsieh and 6 others at Intex, Shanghai.

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2cdtnh_first-music-china-opening-shanghai-by-jon-hammond_news

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/114314449

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=953195078042623

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/Vers.2.0PocketFunkMusikmesseWarmUpParty

Jon’s original funk composition “Pocket Funk” as seen on The Jon Hammond Show 31st year MNN TV – annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt – Jon Hammond Band with special guest Lee Oskar harmonica, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond organ (and bass) Sk1 Hammond organ ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO special thanks to Alex P Mauriat HQ Pmauriat Albest Saxophones and Thomas EichTecAmp – Bass Player’s Gear powering Jon’s organ – Suzuki Musical Instruments

http://www.HammondCast.com/ — with Giovanni Totò Gulino, Joe Berger, Tony Lakatos, Jon Hammond, Lee Oskar, PMauriat Saxophones, Jon Hammond Organ Group and Pmauriat Albest at Jazzkeller.

Youtube http://youtu.be/AYBIe9q6ZZM

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1190092

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2ap3yy_vers-2-0-pocket-funk-musikmesse-warm-up-party_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=939612182734246

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/GetBackInTheGroovePerformedByJonHammond

Get Back in the Groove performed by Jon Hammond
Youtube http://youtu.be/7bg1F_QY4nw
Published on Aug 24, 2014
“Get Back in the Groove” performed by Jon Hammond live at Bernies Music Land on the 14/8/14
Jon dedicated this performance to the memory of that great comic talent Robin Williams.

– AE Music Productions / Mike Wallis
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.
Jon Hammond Organ Group
https://www.youtube.com/user/JonHammondBand
https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband
*note from Jon: When
I got back to San Francisco I felt compelled to drive over to Robin’s
house and pay my respects: Robin Williams’ Sea Cliff San Francisco home –
farewell my old neighbor. My girlfriend and I met him one rainy night
just about here from where I took
this photo. He was sitting in his Volvo SUV wagon with bike rack on the
back. When we walked by the driver door with umbrella suddenly the door
popped open and out jumped Robin – he said “Hey Kids! Be careful when
you walk around here at night, the cars come around the corner fast!” He
was still wearing the fatigues from his USO Tour – we talked for a long
time standing in the rain there near China Beach and then he said good
night and walked across the street and went in his house. RIP Robin
Williams #RobinWilliams – JH

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/AusterJazzHeadPhoneNDRHornsFunkyHeinz

Jon Hammond Band L to R: Joe Berger, Michael Leuschner, Heinz Lichius, Lutz Büchner, Jon Hammond, Fiete Felsch

Youtube http://youtu.be/5pvfVZhXaoc

Auster Jazz Head Phone NDR Horns Funky Heinz – 3 + 3

Jon Hammond Band Live in Auster Bar Hamburg with funky Heinz Lichius drums, NDR Horns: Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor sax, Fiete Felsch alto sax, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass – http://www.HammondCast.com/ Note: Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars – Jon Hammond – Hammond organ made by Suzuki Musical Instruments – special thanks to our friend and excellent drummer Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera! & Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105020455

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167042

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x253oxm_auster-jazz-head-phone-ndr-horns-funky-heinz_music

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Jon Hammond Show Broadcast 12/06/2014 MNN TV Channel 1

December 12, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond Show Broadcast 12/06/2014 MNN TV Channel 1

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842261206

Youtube http://youtu.be/MONChxa1ywc

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1195231

Jon Hammond Show Broadcast 12/06/2014 MNN TV Channel 1 Manhattan Neighborhood Network including performances in Louisville Kentucky, Moscow Russia, Frankfurt Germany – travel – Jazz, Blues and Soft News

http://www.HammondCast.com ©JON HAMMOND International

The late great Jim LeRoy!
In Memory of my friend Jim LeRoy – video & music by  Jon Hammond at OAK Airport September 26, 2002 – http://www.HammondCast.com/ – Jim’s Wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_LeRoy
Jim LeRoy (April 5, 1961 – July 28, 2007) was an American aerobatics pilot. A former US Marine Corps Scout/Sniper, he held a B.S. degree in Aeronautical/Aerospace engineering as well as an Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) license.
Initially flying solo performances, he gained a reputation with his highly energetic aerobatic displays. In 2003, LeRoy joined a daring and successful airshow troupe, the X-team, who referred to themselves as the Masters of Disaster. Their performance generally consisted of three pilots flying a simultaneous, chaotic, interweaving aerobatic display through clouds of smoke generated by circling jet-powered trucks below. After two seasons of successful airshows, an accident occurred on July 10, 2005 during a routine performance when Jimmy Franklin and Bobby Younkin collided in mid-air. Jim LeRoy was not involved in the collision and landed safely.
LeRoy was one of only eleven pilots ever to be awarded both the Art Scholl Showmanship Award (2002) and the Bill Barber Award for Showmanship (2003). He was also one of only a handful of full-time air show pilots in the world who actually made his living by performing for air show audiences.
LeRoy also held the following pilot ratings: single-engine, multi-engine, airplane instructor, helicopter, helicopter instructor, instrument instructor and aerobatic competency evaluator.
Death[edit]
Wikinews has related news: Deadly crash at Dayton, Ohio air show
Around 2:15PM EST at the Vectren Dayton Air Show at the Dayton International Airport, LeRoy crashed his S2S Bulldog II, while in performance with the X-Team Codename: Mary’s Lamb aerobatics team.[1] Initial indications show that he was performing a 1/2 Cuban 8 and snap rolls on the 45 degree down line,[2] but recovered too low to the ground to pull out. He hit the runway at 200 mph (although his vertical speed was only around 75 mph); the plane slid and burst into flames.[3] LeRoy was pronounced dead in a military MEDEVAC helicopter while in transit to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. The coroner’s report states that LeRoy died on impact due to a fracture of his neck, but that he also was badly burnt.[3] The National Transportation Safety Board ruled that the probable cause of the crash was the pilot’s failure to maintain clearance from terrain.
Dayton Air Show Crash Kills Pilot – News Story – WHIO Dayton
Coroner: Pilot Died Instantly – News Story –

 — at Oakland International Airport.


Jon Hammond Show Broadcast 12/06/2014 MNN TV Channel 1 Manhattan Neighborhood Network including performances in Louisville Kentucky, Moscow Russia, Frankfurt Germany – travel – Jazz, Blues and Soft News http://www.HammondCast.com ©JON HAMMOND International

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondGroupInLouisvilleKentuckyCosmoLane

Youtube http://youtu.be/opXHVLH3Q-U

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1192721

One night only Jon Hammond Organ Group in Louisville Kentucky – “Cosmo Lane” by Jon Hammond: Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Ronnie Smith drums, John Bishop guitar, Jon Hammond organ ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP – from the Hammond’s Bolero album

http://www.HammondCast.com/ — with Jon Hammond Organ Group

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Vimeo http://vimeo.com/113099921

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/ImprovedAudioUndergroundFrankfurtJonHammondBandIntimBarLissania1

Jon Hammond Band circa 1992 Underground Frankfurt Scene Night Shows in Europa Intim Bar and Lissania in Frankfurt’s Red Light District during musikmesse.

Original Funk tunes “Pocket Funk” and “Nu Funk” aka “Hip Hop Chitlins” Note: sadly funky drummer James Preston has passed, long-time drummer in various formations of Jon Hammond Band, Sons of Champlin, Cold Blood with Lydia Pense, RIP Jimmy – Al Allen Wittig tenor saxophone, Barry Finnerty guitar, Jon Hammond organ, funky James Preston drums – special thanks to Joe Berger Hans Romanov Europa INTIM Bar ElbeStrasse 34, 60329 Frankfurt and Stefan Hantel aka Shantel Lissania on the Kaiserstrasse

Youtube http://youtu.be/3wjgB0moazk

– as seen on cable access show The Jon Hammond Show now in 31st year – all music ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP http://www.HammondCast.com/ — with James Preston and Jon Hammond at KiezPraline

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1188407

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2a7z74_underground-frankfurt-jon-hammond-band-intim-bar-lissania_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=936450226383775

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondAndFriendsJazzSpotSwing

Youtube http://youtu.be/x6a8MHYESqc

Jon Hammond and Friends drop in to Taipei night spot JAZZ SPOT SWING organ lounge,

Jon at Mr. Nobuki Kuwahara’s Hammond Sk2 organ with house musicians – Kenichi Toyoda piano

– special thanks to Nico, Shannon, Letitia – Superlux Taiwan,

P. Mauriat Europe Pmauriat Albest Team!

http://www.HammondCast.com/ – Jazz Spot Swing

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/110027287

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1182889

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=924772564218208

James Oscar Smith aka Jimmy Smith photos by Jon Hammond
Taken in Long Beach, California
Long Beach CA — James Oscar Smith aka Jimmy Smith photos by Jon Hammond one month before he passed away, just after receiving the prestigious NEA Jazz Master Award.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Smith_(musician)
James Oscar “Jimmy” Smith (December 8, 1925[1] or 1928[2] – February 8, 2005)[1][2] was an American jazz musician who achieved the rare distinction of releasing a series of instrumental jazz albums that often charted on Billboard. Smith helped popularize the Hammond B-3 electric organ, creating an indelible link between sixties soul and jazz improvisation.

In 2005, Smith was awarded the NEA Jazz Masters Award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the highest honor that the United States bestows upon jazz musicians.
Also known as The Incredible Jimmy Smith
Born December 8, 1925
Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died February 8, 2005 (aged 79)
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Genres Hard bop
Mainstream jazz
Jazz-funk
Jazz fusion
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Hammond B-3 electric organ

Smith’s birth year is of some confusion, with various sources citing either 1925 or 1928. Born James Oscar Smith in Norristown, Pennsylvania, at the age of six he joined his father doing a song-and-dance routine in clubs. He began teaching himself to play the piano. When he was nine, Smith won a Philadelphia radio talent contest as a boogie-woogie pianist.[5] After a stint in the navy, he began furthering his musical education in 1948, with a year at Royal Hamilton College of Music, then the Leo Ornstein School of Music in Philadelphia in 1949. He began exploring the Hammond organ in 1951. From 1951 to 1954 he played piano, then organ in Philly R&B bands like Don Gardner and the Sonotones. He switched to organ permanently in 1954 after hearing Wild Bill Davis.
He purchased his first Hammond organ, rented a warehouse to practice in and emerged after little more than a year. Upon hearing him playing in a Philadelphia club, Blue Note’s Alfred Lion immediately signed him to the label and his second album, The Champ, quickly established Smith as a new star on the jazz scene. He was a prolific recording artist and, as a leader, dubbed The Incredible Jimmy Smith, he recorded around forty sessions for Blue Note in just eight years beginning in 1956. Albums from this period include The Sermon!, House Party, Home Cookin’, Midnight Special, Back at the Chicken Shack and Prayer Meetin’.

Smith signed to the Verve label in 1962. His first album, Bashin’, sold well and for the first time set Smith with a big band, led by Oliver Nelson. Further big band collaborations followed, most successfully with Lalo Schifrin for The Cat and guitarist Wes Montgomery, with whom he recorded two albums: The Dynamic Duo and Further Adventures Of Jimmy and Wes. Other notable albums from this period include Blue Bash and Organ Grinder Swing with Kenny Burrell, The Boss with George Benson, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Got My Mojo Working, and Root Down.

During the 1950s and 1960s, Smith recorded with some of the great jazz musicians of the day such as Kenny Burrell, George Benson, Grant Green, Stanley Turrentine, Lee Morgan, Lou Donaldson, Tina Brooks, Jackie McLean, Grady Tate and Donald Bailey.

The Jimmy Smith Trio performed “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” and “The Sermon” in the 1964 film Get Yourself a College Girl.

In the 1970s, Smith opened his own supper club in Los Angeles, California, and played there regularly with guitarist Paul C Saenz, Kenny Dixon on drums, Herman Riley and John F. Phillips on saxophone; also included in the band was harmonica/flute player Stanley Behrens. The 1972 album Root Down, considered a seminal influence on later generations of funk and hip-hop musicians, was recorded live at the club, albeit with a different group of backing musicians…

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LateRentJonHammondThemeSong2014

Jon Hammond theme song Late Rent on the occasion of 28th annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt and Jon’s birthday

with Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ – Late Rent is the theme song for Jon’s long-running cable TV show in New York City The Jon Hammond Show and HammondCast radio program http://www.HammondCast.com – special thanks to Frank Poehl for operating the camera – Jon Hammond Band

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LateRentJonHammondThemeSong2014

Good time in The Garden Court At The Palace Hotel today, thank you long-time server Maggie and F&B Team!
Jon Hammond

https://hammondcast.wordpress.com/
Palace Hotel 2 New Montgomery Street · San Francisco, CA
See’s Candies Stage Shoreline Amphitheatre Jon Hammond & The Late Rent Session Men
November 11, 2014
*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: See’s Candies Stage Shoreline Amphitheatre Jon Hammond & The Late Rent Session Men

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/SeesCandiesStageShorelineAmphitheatreJonHammondTheLateRentSessionMen
Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men concert on See’s Candies Stage Shoreline Amphitheatre At Mountain View Amphitheater show for Bill Graham Presents
Jon Hammond Band Funk Unit coming up at Winter NAMM Show folks http://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2015/concerts-performances/jon-hammond-funk-unit — at The Garden Court At The Palace Hote

Jon Hammond theme song Late Rent on the occasion of 28th annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt and Jon’s birthday

with Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ – Late Rent is the theme song for Jon’s long-running cable TV show in New York City The Jon Hammond Show and HammondCast radio program http://www.HammondCast.com – special thanks to Frank Poehl for operating the camera – Jon Hammond Band

Youtube http://youtu.be/5shPL3IOYlU

NuMuBu http://www.numubu.com/153010-videos.html?VIDEO_ID=23971

Louisville Kentucky, One nighter, Community Television, Funky Jazz, Hammond Organ, Jon Hammond, ASCAP Composer, Musicians Union, Local 802,
Moscow, Igor Butman, Ricky Lawson, musikmesse

Cafe KLEMM Flashback Gig For Hans Romanov Now The Cafe Crumble

December 6, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Cafe KLEMM Flashback Gig For Hans Romanov Now The Cafe Crumble

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/CafeKLEMMFlashbackGigForHansRomanovNowTheCafeCrumble

Youtube http://youtu.be/1CD4XABvE4Y

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1194867

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Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=948891765139621

Frankfurt Bockenheim — Jon Hammond Flashback Gig for Hans Romanov in the Café KLEMM now called Café Crumble Kiesstraße 41 60486 Frankfurt am Main, Germany – Jon Hammond Band featuring some fine tenor saxophone playing by Harry Petersen, Heiko Himmighoffen drums / schlagzeug – Jon Hammond at the organ & bass through a Marshall Amp courtesy of a friend of Hans – special thanks dankeschön Stefan Klemm and Hans Romanov

http://www.HammondCast.com/ – Jon Hammond Band — with Jon Hammond, Harry Petersen, Heiko Himmighoffen and Hans Romanov at Café Crumble.

Flashback: Jam with Hary Lin & Joe Berger!

Jon Hammond at Frankfurt musikmesse — with Joe Berger and Hary Lin

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondAndFriendsJazzSpotSwing

Youtube http://youtu.be/x6a8MHYESqc

Jon Hammond and Friends drop in to Taipei night spot JAZZ SPOT SWING organ lounge,

Jon at Mr. Nobuki Kuwahara’s Hammond Sk2 organ with house musicians – Kenichi Toyoda piano

– special thanks to Nico, Shannon, Letitia – Superlux Taiwan,

P. Mauriat Europe Pmauriat Albest Team!

http://www.HammondCast.com/ – Jazz Spot Swing

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/110027287

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1182889

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=924772564218208

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LateRentJonHammondThemeSong2014

Jon Hammond theme song Late Rent on the occasion of 28th annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt and Jon’s birthday

with Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ – Late Rent is the theme song for Jon’s long-running cable TV show in New York City The Jon Hammond Show and HammondCast radio program http://www.HammondCast.com – special thanks to Frank Poehl for operating the camera – Jon Hammond Band

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LateRentJonHammondThemeSong2014

Jon Hammond theme song Late Rent on the occasion of 28th annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt and Jon’s birthday

with Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ – Late Rent is the theme song for Jon’s long-running cable TV show in New York City The Jon Hammond Show and HammondCast radio program http://www.HammondCast.com – special thanks to Frank Poehl for operating the camera – Jon Hammond Band

Youtube http://youtu.be/5shPL3IOYlU

NuMuBu http://www.numubu.com/153010-videos.html?VIDEO_ID=23971

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1117717

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/91332204

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1mn3pb_late-rent-jon-hammond-theme-song-2014_music

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“The FINGERS…are the SINGERS!”
Musikmesse “Warm Up Party”
Jon Hammond & Band

Jon Hammond (aus New York City) – organ
Joe Berger – guitar
Peter Klohmann – saxophone
Giovanni Gulino – drums

Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ “Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!”
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Jon Hammond in P.Mauriat Pmauriat Albest Pro Shop Taipei Taiwan

Journal Frankfurt article by Detlef Kinsler

LINK: http://journal-frankfurt.de/funkyjazz

Kultur

MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Nomen est omen. Der Mann heißt Hammond und spielt eine Hammond. Der Organist aus New York freut sich auf Frankfurt und lädt zur Musikmesse Warm Up Party am 9.4. in den Jazzkeller ein.
JOURNAL FRANKFURT: Was war für Sie zuerst da – die Frankfurter Musikmesse oder Auftritte im Jazzkeller?
Jon Hammond: Die Musikmesse. Ich kam 1987 zum ersten Mal nach Frankfurt, zusammen mit Joe Berger, der auf der Messe für Engl Amplifiers spielte. Wir flogen mit der Lufthansa ein und teilten uns ein Zimmer im berühmten Prinz Otto Hotel am Hauptbahnhof. Schon in der ersten Nacht stellte mir Joe den großen John Entwistle, den Bassisten von The Who vor. Es wurde eine lange Nacht, in der wir Cognac tranken und Erdnüsse knabberten in eiern Suite des Marriott Hotels. Ich habe Joe bei einer Session mit John und Ringo Starrs Sohn Zak Starkey im Dorian Grey Club gefilmt bei einer Soundcheck Party. In den ersten paar Jahren spielte ich nicht oft live weil ich noch keine transportierbare Hammond Orgel hatte vor 1991 als ich den Prototyp einer XB-2 Hammond Orgel bekam mit der ich dann um die Welt reiste. Hauptsächliche dokumenierte ich aber die Messe für meine Cable TV Show in New York, die inzwischen im 29. Jahr als The Jon Hammond Show — Music, Travel and Soft News präsentiert. Die harten Nachrichten überlasse ich CNN und den großen Networks (lacht). Vom ersten Jahr an fühlten wir uns der Musikmesse eng verbunden, haben seitdem eine tolle Zeit hier, kommen jedes Jahr wieder bis wir kleine, alte Männer sind.

Das Jazzkeller-Konzert am Vorabend der Musikmesse ist zu einer netten Tradition geworden – wie kam es dazu, was bedeutet es Ihnen und wir werden Sie dieses Jahr diesen Abend im Jazzkeller zelebrieren?
Ab 1991 lernte ich mehr und mehr Musikmesse-Menschen kennen und die mich und auch einiges von meiner Musik. Einige von ihnen ermunterten mich, doch auch für Auftritte nach Deutschland zu kommen weil es hier doch ein Interesse an Hammond-Orgel-Groove-Music gab. Mit der schon erwähnten, kleinen, kompakten aber sehr kraftvollen Orgel war das alles möglich. Zudem machte ich in New York gerade eine schwere Zeit durch, mein Vater war gestorben und ich hatte das Gefühl, einige Veränderungen könnten meinem Leben gut tun. Also kam ich nach Frankfurt mit meiner XB-2, allerdings mit einem Rückflugticket falls etwas schief gehen würde. Ich rief viele Musiker an, ließ sie wissen, ich bin jetzt da, lasst uns zusammen spielen. Das war für mich der Anfang einer langen, sehr speziellen Beziehung, vor allem zum Frankfurter Publikum nach ersten kleinen erfolgen im Jazzkeller und einer kurzen Auftritt im Hessen Report im Fernsehen. Beatrix Rief verdanke ich dieses “lucky light on me”, eine tolle Erfahrung. Seitdem nenne ich Frankfurt “My Good Luck City” und im Jazzkeller begann auch alles für mich als Musiker. Deshalb liegt mir der Club auch so nah am Herzen, deshalb hatte ich auch die Idee, meine “Musikmesse Warm Up Party” dort zu realisieren, immer in der Nacht bevor die Messe startet was zu einer schönen Tradition wurde. Im ersten Jahr, in dem ich dann auch ein wenig Sponsoring von Philip Morris bekam, konnte ich damit einige Flugtickets für befreundete Musik bezahlen. Darüber war ich sehr glücklich. Dabei rauche ich selbst gar nicht.

Wie würden Sie Ihr persönliches Verhältnis zu Deutschland und Frankfurt beschrieben?
Lassen Sie es mich so sagen: ich liebe Frankfurt und die Frankfurter waren immer gut zu mir in all den Jahren. Ich könnte ein ganzes Buch über die Zeit schreiben, in der ich in Bornheim wohnte und Nacht für Nacht in der alten Jazzkneipe in der Berliner Straße auftrat. Das war der Treffpunkt, wo auch die Musiker der HR Bigband hinkamen und es gab eine generöse Chefin in der kleinen Kneipe. Auch Regine Dobberschütz und Eugen Hahn im Jazzkeller waren wahre Jazzengel für mich, die mir so vieles ermöglichten in der Zeit. Wir konnten auch in den Studios von AFN Radio spielen, waren die einzigen Musiker, die das – mit einer Sondergenehmigung des US Militärs – durften. Für ein wenig Promotion für die Musikmesse. Wir nannten das Programm für die AFN “Profile TV “-Show “Sound Police”. Wir hatten viel Spaß. Kein Wunder also, dass ich Frankfurt als my home away from home begreife und ich mich jedes Mal wieder freue zur Musikmesse zu reisen, in diesem Jahr übrigens zum 27. Mal in Folge. Und ich bin diesmal besonders aufgeregt, heim nach Frankfurt zu kommen weil ich gerade 60 Jahre alt geworden bin.

Wer wird in diesem Jahr zum Gelingen des Konzertes mit teils komponierter, teils improvisierter Musik, so nehme ich an, beitragen und was für einen Sound wird die Band präsentieren?
Ich habe etwa 90% der Kompositionen geschrieben, die wir spielen werden. Es ist die Musik, die man auch in meiner New Yorker TV-Show hören kann und die mich mehrmals um die Welt getragen hat. Meinen Stil nenne ich “Swinging Funky Jazz and Blues” und featurert die ganz wunderbaren Solisten in meine Band: Tony Lakatos, den großen ungarischen Tenorsaxophonisten, der auch Mitglied in der hr Bigband ist, dann meinen alten Freund Giovanni Gulino, diesen tollen Schlagzeuger, der schon für fast alle Großen der Szene getrommelt hat. Ich liebe diese Jungs. Als Gitarrist ist mein alten Freund und Kollege Joe Berger dabei, den man auch als The Berger-Meister kennt. Auf diese Formation bin ich wirklich stolz.

Werden Sie im Jazzkeller wieder eine Hammond Orgel spielen?
Ja, sicher, das neueste Modell, eine Sk1, die exakt so klingt wie die legendäre B3. Ich liebe sie. Und sie wiegt nur noch sieben Kilo (Anm. des Autors: Das Original, ein echtes Möbel mit viel Holz, mussten immer zwei Menschen mit viel Muskelkraft die Treppen rauf und runter hieven), ein deutliches Indiz, dass wir in der Zukunft angekommen sind. Da stecken viele Jahre Forschung und Entwicklung drin, auch Bühnenerprobungen. Ich ziehe den Hut vor den Ingenieuren von Suzuki, ein unverwüstliches Instrument erschaffen zu haben. Und das unterziehe ich jetzt einen echten Härttest (lacht). — Interview: Detlef Kinsler

P.Mauriat Action Blues With Jon Hammond Pmauriat / Albest Music

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/P.MauriatActionBluesWithJonHammond

(Higher Quality) P.Mauriat HQ / Pmauriat Albest action with Jon Hammond Blues All Afternoon at The NAMM Show with P.Mauriat Artists and guests Arno Haas, Hailey Niswanger, James Carter, Joshua Quinlan, Juan Alzate, Ryan Montano – Jon Hammond at the Sk1 organ http://www.HammondCast.com/

with Hailey Niswanger, Jon Hammond, PMauriat Saxophones, Pmauriat Albest, Arno Haas, Reggie Padilla and Ryan Montano at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center

Youtube http://youtu.be/4rGrMhFPbrU

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/88162571

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond

http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/p-mauriat-action-blues-with-jon-hammond-all-afternoon-6744345

“Out To Lunch” San Francisco City Hall Concert – Jon Hammond Band LINK http://youtu.be/jcH0VqdDvII
POCKET FUNK by Jon Hammond — with Jon Hammond at San Francisco City Hall

Jon Hammond at the new Hammond A-162 Console Organ – Photo Credit Larry Gay of The West Coast Live Radio The NAMM Show

— with Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center

Get down Mr. Berger! Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the B3mk2 Hammond organ – Photo by master photographer Lawrence Gay of The West Coast Live Radio Show, thanks Larry!

*VIDEO LINK: http://youtu.be/7TApELTO1XI Head Phone – Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie of Jon’s Band Featuring Bernard Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Alex Budman, Joe Berger2, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Stephen Fortner, Scott May, Joe Berger rips it up! Koei Tana…See More — with Joe Berger and Jon Hammond at Bespeco @ NAMM Show 2014

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/P.MauriatPlayersSessionWithJonHammondDay1NAMM2014

The Famous Stevie Wonder and Jon Hammond Photo Just In!

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1099403

Stevie Wonder and Jon Hammond Photo Just In! Photo Credit and Many Thanks to Bernie Capicchiano of Bernies Music Land Australia, thanks a million Bernie!!! You can clearly see Stevie is shanking my hand – he shook it about 5 different ways while we were talking, his fingers are his eyes living in the world of Music that has blessed us all! This was at the Hammond Organ USA Suzuki Musical Instruments stand number 5100 Winter NAMM Show 2014, I got to speak with him last year also and met him the first time in 1972 – this is a precious photo from Bernie! – Jon Hammond – at The NAMM Show
Stevie’s Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevie_Wonder
musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, he has become one of the most creative and loved musical performers of the late 20th century.[2] Wonder signed with Motown’s Tamla label at the age of eleven[2] and continues to perform and record for Motown as of the early 2010s. He has been blind since shortly after birth.[3]
Among Wonder’s works are singles such as “Superstition”, “Sir Duke”, “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” and “I Just Called to Say I Love You”; and albums such as Talking Book, Innervisions and Songs in the Key of Life.[2] He has recorded more than thirty U.S. top ten hits and received twenty-two Grammy Awards, the most ever awarded to a male solo artist, and has sold over 100 million albums and singles, making him one of the top 60 best-selling music artists.[4] Wonder is also noted for his work as an activist for political causes, including his 1980 campaign to make Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday a holiday in the United States.[5] In 2009, Wonder was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace.[6] In 2008, Billboard magazine released a list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists to celebrate the US singles chart’s fiftieth anniversary, with Wonder at number five…cont. — with Stevie Wonder at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center

Dankeschön to my good friend Tino Pavlis for sending me this very precious photograph of me speaking with Stevie Wonder last month at The NAMM Show —

thanks a million Tino!

P.Mauriat Players Session with Jon Hammond Day 1 NAMM 2014

Youtube http://youtu.be/35qxoEkC74E

(Higher Quality) A wonderful jazz session at P.Mauriat / Pmauriat Albest NAMM stand number 4514 on first day of NAMM 2014

KLEMM, Bockenheim Warte, Flashback, Blues, Jazz, Hammond Organ, musikmesse, Jon Hammond, tenor saxophone, Local 802, Musicians Union, Frankfurt

Livin’ Is Easy When You Are The Jon Hammond Band On 6th Street In San Francisco

December 6, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Livin’ Is Easy When You Are The Jon Hammond Band On 6th Street In San Francisco

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LivinIsEasyWhenYouAreTheJonHammondBandOn6thStreetInSanFrancisco

Youtube http://youtu.be/VQBVAbRAoGY

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=948114665217331

Real nice playing on the jazz ballad by tenor saxophonist Larry Schneider, Bob Brumbeloe on guitar, Ron Smith drums and Jon Hammond keyboards & bass –
Livin’ is Easy when you are The Jon Hammond Band on 6th Street in San Francisco

http://www.HammondCast.com/ – Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Jon Hammond, Larry Schneider and Bob Brumbeloe at 6th Street.

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1194600

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/113670829

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/laterent

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/ImprovedAudioUndergroundFrankfurtJonHammondBandIntimBarLissania1

Jon Hammond Band circa 1992 Underground Frankfurt Scene Night Shows in Europa Intim Bar and Lissania in Frankfurt’s Red Light District during musikmesse.

Original Funk tunes “Pocket Funk” and “Nu Funk” aka “Hip Hop Chitlins” Note: sadly funky drummer James Preston has passed, long-time drummer in various formations of Jon Hammond Band, Sons of Champlin, Cold Blood with Lydia Pense, RIP Jimmy – Al Allen Wittig tenor saxophone, Barry Finnerty guitar, Jon Hammond organ, funky James Preston drums – special thanks to Joe Berger Hans Romanov Europa INTIM Bar ElbeStrasse 34, 60329 Frankfurt and Stefan Hantel aka Shantel Lissania on the Kaiserstrasse

Youtube http://youtu.be/3wjgB0moazk

– as seen on cable access show The Jon Hammond Show now in 31st year – all music ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP http://www.HammondCast.com/ — with James Preston and Jon Hammond at KiezPraline

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1188407

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2a7z74_underground-frankfurt-jon-hammond-band-intim-bar-lissania_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=936450226383775

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondAndFriendsJazzSpotSwing

Youtube http://youtu.be/x6a8MHYESqc

Jon Hammond and Friends drop in to Taipei night spot JAZZ SPOT SWING organ lounge,

Jon at Mr. Nobuki Kuwahara’s Hammond Sk2 organ with house musicians – Kenichi Toyoda piano

– special thanks to Nico, Shannon, Letitia – Superlux Taiwan,

P. Mauriat Europe Pmauriat Albest Team!

http://www.HammondCast.com/ – Jazz Spot Swing

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/110027287

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1182889

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=924772564218208

James Oscar Smith aka Jimmy Smith photos by Jon Hammond
Taken in Long Beach, California
Long Beach CA — James Oscar Smith aka Jimmy Smith photos by Jon Hammond one month before he passed away, just after receiving the prestigious NEA Jazz Master Award.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Smith_(musician)
James Oscar “Jimmy” Smith (December 8, 1925[1] or 1928[2] – February 8, 2005)[1][2] was an American jazz musician who achieved the rare distinction of releasing a series of instrumental jazz albums that often charted on Billboard. Smith helped popularize the Hammond B-3 electric organ, creating an indelible link between sixties soul and jazz improvisation.

In 2005, Smith was awarded the NEA Jazz Masters Award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the highest honor that the United States bestows upon jazz musicians.
Also known as The Incredible Jimmy Smith
Born December 8, 1925
Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died February 8, 2005 (aged 79)
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Genres Hard bop
Mainstream jazz
Jazz-funk
Jazz fusion
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Hammond B-3 electric organ

Smith’s birth year is of some confusion, with various sources citing either 1925 or 1928. Born James Oscar Smith in Norristown, Pennsylvania, at the age of six he joined his father doing a song-and-dance routine in clubs. He began teaching himself to play the piano. When he was nine, Smith won a Philadelphia radio talent contest as a boogie-woogie pianist.[5] After a stint in the navy, he began furthering his musical education in 1948, with a year at Royal Hamilton College of Music, then the Leo Ornstein School of Music in Philadelphia in 1949. He began exploring the Hammond organ in 1951. From 1951 to 1954 he played piano, then organ in Philly R&B bands like Don Gardner and the Sonotones. He switched to organ permanently in 1954 after hearing Wild Bill Davis.
He purchased his first Hammond organ, rented a warehouse to practice in and emerged after little more than a year. Upon hearing him playing in a Philadelphia club, Blue Note’s Alfred Lion immediately signed him to the label and his second album, The Champ, quickly established Smith as a new star on the jazz scene. He was a prolific recording artist and, as a leader, dubbed The Incredible Jimmy Smith, he recorded around forty sessions for Blue Note in just eight years beginning in 1956. Albums from this period include The Sermon!, House Party, Home Cookin’, Midnight Special, Back at the Chicken Shack and Prayer Meetin’.

Smith signed to the Verve label in 1962. His first album, Bashin’, sold well and for the first time set Smith with a big band, led by Oliver Nelson. Further big band collaborations followed, most successfully with Lalo Schifrin for The Cat and guitarist Wes Montgomery, with whom he recorded two albums: The Dynamic Duo and Further Adventures Of Jimmy and Wes. Other notable albums from this period include Blue Bash and Organ Grinder Swing with Kenny Burrell, The Boss with George Benson, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Got My Mojo Working, and Root Down.

During the 1950s and 1960s, Smith recorded with some of the great jazz musicians of the day such as Kenny Burrell, George Benson, Grant Green, Stanley Turrentine, Lee Morgan, Lou Donaldson, Tina Brooks, Jackie McLean, Grady Tate and Donald Bailey.

The Jimmy Smith Trio performed “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” and “The Sermon” in the 1964 film Get Yourself a College Girl.

In the 1970s, Smith opened his own supper club in Los Angeles, California, and played there regularly with guitarist Paul C Saenz, Kenny Dixon on drums, Herman Riley and John F. Phillips on saxophone; also included in the band was harmonica/flute player Stanley Behrens. The 1972 album Root Down, considered a seminal influence on later generations of funk and hip-hop musicians, was recorded live at the club, albeit with a different group of backing musicians…

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LateRentJonHammondThemeSong2014

Jon Hammond theme song Late Rent on the occasion of 28th annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt and Jon’s birthday

with Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ – Late Rent is the theme song for Jon’s long-running cable TV show in New York City The Jon Hammond Show and HammondCast radio program http://www.HammondCast.com – special thanks to Frank Poehl for operating the camera – Jon Hammond Band

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LateRentJonHammondThemeSong2014

Good time in The Garden Court At The Palace Hotel today, thank you long-time server Maggie and F&B Team!
Jon Hammond

https://hammondcast.wordpress.com/
Palace Hotel 2 New Montgomery Street · San Francisco, CA
See’s Candies Stage Shoreline Amphitheatre Jon Hammond & The Late Rent Session Men
November 11, 2014
*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: See’s Candies Stage Shoreline Amphitheatre Jon Hammond & The Late Rent Session Men

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/SeesCandiesStageShorelineAmphitheatreJonHammondTheLateRentSessionMen
Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men concert on See’s Candies Stage Shoreline Amphitheatre At Mountain View Amphitheater show for Bill Graham Presents
Jon Hammond Band Funk Unit coming up at Winter NAMM Show folks http://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2015/concerts-performances/jon-hammond-funk-unit — at The Garden Court At The Palace Hote

Jon Hammond theme song Late Rent on the occasion of 28th annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt and Jon’s birthday

with Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ – Late Rent is the theme song for Jon’s long-running cable TV show in New York City The Jon Hammond Show and HammondCast radio program http://www.HammondCast.com – special thanks to Frank Poehl for operating the camera – Jon Hammond Band

Youtube http://youtu.be/5shPL3IOYlU

NuMuBu http://www.numubu.com/153010-videos.html?VIDEO_ID=23971

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1117717

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/91332204

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1mn3pb_late-rent-jon-hammond-theme-song-2014_music

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