Community Access TV: Jon Hammond Show preview 07/04

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Community Access TV: Jon Hammond Show preview 07/04
by Jon Hammond

Published June 28, 2015
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Topics Community Access TV, MNN TV Channel 1, Jon Hammond Show, Lew Soloff Celebration Movie, Part 4, Al Jazzbeaux Collins, Jazzbo Collins, Jazz, Blues, Documentary, #HammondOrgan #Local802 #Broadcaster

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Community Access TV: Jon Hammond Show preview as seen on MNN TV Channel 1 Community Channel, 32nd year on air – 07/04 includes Part 4 from Jon Hammond Documentary
Soloff Celebration Movie Part 4 condensed clip from Jon Hammond
Documenting from The House – June 8, 2015 in the John C. Borden
Auditorium Manhattan School of Music – with astounding heartfelt musical
perfromances by cellist Adam Mandela Walden accompanied by Kyung-Eun Na
piano, NEA Award Winning trumpeter Jimmy Owens, Emily Mitchell piano
Jesse Levy cellist in duo, remembrances by Blue Lou Marini playing with Randy Brecker and all star rhythm section, Danny Gottlieb, Mark Egan, Pete Levin, Gil Evans Orchestra, Chris Rogers
feature protoge of Lew’s – top musicians in New York – greatest musical
tribute perhaps ever to celebrate the life of Lew Soloff the much loved
world-renowned Trumpeter, Father, Educator, in memory of Lew Lena Soloff, sincerely, Jon Hammond
Event Producer – Noah Evans – Gil Evans Page
– Press Release from Lew’s manager Nancy Meyer, LINK:
REMEMBRANCE – MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2015 New York – A prestigious group of the
jazz world’s finest players will pay tribute to their colleague,
legendary trumpet player Lew Soloff (Feb. 20, 1944-Mar 8, 2015) on
Monday, June 8, 2015 at the John C. Borden Auditorium, located at the Manhattan School of Music (MSM). For furtherinformation please contact Caryn Freitag – camera: Jon Hammond – Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM
Lena Soloff, Emily Mitchell, Nancy Meyer, Laura Solomon, Blue Lou Marini, Lew Soloff, Alex Foster, Noah Evans, Chris Rogers, Jimmy Owens, Randy Brecker, Tom Bones Malone, Bill Warfield, Caryn Freitag, Miles Evans and Lisa Maxwell at Manhattan School of Music.
and then back a few years:
“Jazzbeaux Collins Movie by Jon Hammond”

late great radio and TV broadcaster personality Al Jazzbeaux Collins in
the studios of KCSM Jazz 91 with organist Jon Hammond – aka Al Jazzbo
Collins, one of the greatest and most definitely coolest broadcasters
who ever lived. *Note: I dearly miss Jazzbeaux, he was a huge
inspiration to me personally. He broke out my music on the air back in
New York on WNEW 1130AM huge powerful door he opened
for me, we had a lot of fun together on both coasts – he introduced me
to folks like Lionel Hampton, David Panama Francis, Lew Anderson band
leader and Clarabell the Clown from It’s Howdy Doody Time! TV Show, Joe
Bushkin pianist, and his Family the Collins Family – he knew every door
man garbage man and taxi drivers on the street – rest in peace Albert!
sincerely, Jon Hammond
Albert Richard “Jazzbo” Collins (born January 4, 1919, Rochester, New
York[1] — d. September 30, 1997, Marin County, California) was an
American disc jockey, radio personality and recording artist who was
briefly the host of NBC television’s Tonight show in 1957.

name “Jazzbo” derived from a product Collins had seen, a clip-on bowtie
named Jazzbows. Just as Martin Block created the illusion that he was
speaking from the Make Believe Ballroom, Collins claimed to be
broadcasting from his inner sanctum, a place known as the Purple Grotto,
an imaginary setting suggested by radio station WNEW’s interior design. ©JON HAMMOND International

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by Jon Hammond

Published May 29, 2015
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Topics #HammondOrgan #Musikmesse2015 #Hofheim #Groove Jon Hammond Session #ASCAPExpo Composer #SoulMusic

“Get Back in The Groove” musikmessesession in Jazzkeller Hofheim – Peter Klohmann ts Giovanni Totó Gulino d Joe Berger g Jon Hammond o ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP

Producer Jon Hammond
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CNN iReport


Jon Hammond Band Facebook

Air France Airbus A380 – aka “Flying Forehead”! – Jon Hammond

“Some unofficial nicknames of Airbus A380 are flying forehead, mammoth jet, Whale Jet flying.

Green Giant is also unofficial nickname of Airbus A380. Low fuel consumption of the engines and pollutant levels far below the levels required by the strictest of standards are behind the justifying of this name.”
The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine jet airliner manufactured by Airbus. It is the world’s largest passenger airliner, and the airports at which it operates have upgraded facilities to accommodate it. It was initially named Airbus A3XX and designed to challenge Boeing’s monopoly in the large-aircraft market. The A380 made its first flight on 27 April 2005 and entered commercial service in October 2007 with Singapore Airlines.

The A380’s upper deck extends along the entire length of the fuselage, with a width equivalent to a wide-body aircraft. This gives the A380-800’s cabin 478 square metres (5,145.1 sq ft) of usable floor space, 40% more than the next largest airliner, the Boeing 747-8,[4] and provides seating for 525 people in a typical three-class configuration or up to 853 people in an all-economy class configuration. The A380-800 has a design range of 8,500 nautical miles (15,700 km)

Taillights at Dusk – do we have enough cars yet?

Jon Hammond — at San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

Bring on The Freight! – Port of Oakland,

Jon Hammond — at Port of Oakland.

No X Cess Baggage Blues Jon Hammond​ with NDR Horns Hamburg Auster Bar

Jon Hammond Late Rent Session Men w/ Bernard Purdie MIKELL’S *LINK:

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Jon Hammond and Eddie Money go back over 35 years in just over 6 minutes in this radio interview on Jon’s daily radio program HammondCast on KYOU Radio 1550 AM, onboard Eddie’s tour bus just before doing a show to a packed house at BB King’s Club in New York City for a hometown crowd of diehard Eddie Money fans friends and family in from Long Island, Queens, and Jon now lives in Times Square. A menagerie of images from Jon Hammond’s personal archives going back to the ’70’s and the night of the concert accompanies the audio as heard on HammondCast KYOU Radio 1550 AM and streaming worldwide ©JON HAMMOND International

Baby Hold On, Two Tickets to Paradise, Take Me Home Tonight, Shakin’, Trinidad, I Wanna Go Back, Walk on Water, Think I’m in Love, Wanna Be a Rock ‘N’ Roll Star, We Should Be Sleeping, No Control, Where’s The Party, I’ll Get By, You Don’t Know Me

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Jon Hammond Show Preview MNN Channel 1 on air 04/04 featuring original Jazz Blues and Soft News – first segment filmed in Hamburg Eimsbüttel live in Auster Bar Jon Hammond Band with NDR Horns musical director Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Funky Heinz Lichius drums feature on this one, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass Auster Jazz Series – then to Anaheim California special showcase Jon Hammond Band featuring Bernard Purdie on Jon’s original funky jazz composition “Head Phone” with Bernard Purdie fatback drum, Koei Tanaka Suzuki Harmonica star, Alex Budman tenor, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the New B3 Mk2 Portable organ with high-power model 3300 Leslie speaker covering the bass as well – musical history here at The NAMM Show


do jazz já se apresentaram ali e as fotos de muitos deles decoram suas velhas paredes.

Já na entrada percebe-se que o local não é para grandes agitos e nem tão pouco é o melhor local para se jogar conversa fora ou para se fazer happy-hour. Não. Ali se respira jazz, e dos melhores.

Na noite em que fomos estava lá o Jon Hammond. Enquanto descia a íngreme escadaria, percebi que deveria ter levado mais lentes, mais baterias, mais cartões de memória… rsrsrsrs… Logo na entrada pedi a autorização do proprietário da casa para fazer algumas fotos, no que recebi um largo sorriso como resposta e o aguardado “…as many as you want, my friend!” E pronto, fiz as fotos dos amigos que estavam por lá só por educação (rsrsrsrsrsrsrs!! …que nada, essas fotos foram devidamente publicadas nas redes sociais) e assim que pude, saí pra curtir e fotografar esse lendário tecladista.

Abaixo, algumas das fotos, espero que gostem!

Os amigos que estavam comigo? Sei lá, nem vi a hora em que foram embora… rsrsrs…

Um abraço,

Marcos Tachikawa

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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


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

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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! – Jazz Spot Swing


CNN iReport

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Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond – special NAMM Lunch Set NAMM Show Center Stage Jon Hammond Band photo by Lawrence Gay

HammondCast – CNN iReport –
MNN Channel 1 Jon Hammond Show Preview 04/11 Original Jazz Blues and Soft News

My Mom’s Rose plant is in bloom – Jon Hammond

Mr. Shuji Suzuki and Jon Hammond – MNN

Jon Hammond’s new ultra-bright flashlight from Maglite now on the job “Mini Maglite Pro LED Flashlight NEW Ultra Bright 226 Lumens” – now on tour – Silver

The Famous Tall Paul of West Oakland:

The Famous Tall Orange Bicycle Man of West Oakland Sighted today aka “Tall Paul” – Jon Hammond​ “THIS MAN IS TRANSFORMING OAKLAND ONE AWESOME CUSTOM BIKE AT A TIME”

Photo: ©JON HAMMOND International
Mar 20 at 6am
I first met Tall Paul as he was walking out of the Oakland Home Depot toting a giraffe of a bike. It was orange with gold accents — pedals, spokes, and pinwheel-shaped mags — and its body was made of interlocking triangles stacked so tall the handlebars stood at roughly my height. I was impressed and asked if I could take a closer look. “Of course,” he said, and began showing it off.
Tall Paul is tall — over six feet — with soft, dark curls he usually hides under a baseball cap. He’s cordial, but when he starts talking bikes, a kind of electric and childlike wonder steals over him. You can’t help but feel enthusiastic too. When I asked how he mounts such an ungainly ride, he demonstrated by giving it a shove as he jogged a few steps beside it, then he clambered up the triangles of the frame like they were a ladder. “Where did you get it?” I asked him. “I made it,” he said.
Patting his bike, he explained: “Last fall, I was out with one of the double-stackers when I saw a couple of kids cutting school. They were about 10 years old; I saw them cutting class all of the time. And when I saw the kids, I saw they were excited about the bike. They were like, ‘Wow!’ And I thought, ‘Hey, that might be something I can do to get them back in class.’”
Paul made the two boys an offer: if they went back to school and got three A’s on their next report cards, he’d give each of them a bike. “And it worked,” he said, laughing. “They turned out to be really smart kids. They just got caught up messing around in the streets and cutting school and stuff. They’d been doing it for a while.”
Now Paul has a standing offer to reward any kid who makes three A’s on his or her report card. While Paul doesn’t have the resources to give everyone a bike, if an A student brings him a frame to work with — even if it’s so rusted it no longer runs — he restores and customizes it.
He invited me to come by and watch him work on his bikes sometime. He lives near the Home Depot in a mobile home “parked illegally,” which, I later learned, means he stays put for street sweeping because he’s cultivated relationships with city employees, who sometimes chip in a few dollars for the bikes he’s fixing up for students. That he’s able to stay in one location is part of what’s made him a neighborhood fixture — even beyond Oakland, parents from San Jose and Hayward know to bring their kids’ report cards to him.
On the day I visited, his place was instantly recognizable by the bikes stacked on the roof. When Paul saw me, he greeted me with a hug and began hauling bikes out of his home and propping them on the sidewalk. One after another, there they were: double-stacks, choppers, and, finally, the little black-and-gold frame of a child’s bike with its wheels in disrepair.
This bike, painted in Paul’s signature colors, is to be the prototype that introduces his bike program to schools in the area, starting with Prescott Elementary in Oakland. Paul’s idea is to donate a tricked-out ride every report card season, which the school would prominently display. Every A on a student’s report card would be an entry into a raffle to win the bike. If schools take to it, his goal is to work with as many as he can.
Tall Paul started tinkering with bikes when he was just a child himself — as he remembers it, he was five years old. His mother had saved up to buy him and his six brothers and five sisters bikes for Christmas. While everyone else was out riding theirs, Paul took his down to the basement and dismantled it. “I wanted to see what made it work,” he said.
The passion for taking bikes apart and putting them back together hasn’t left him. “I like everything about it,” he said. “It’s an art.” One of his passions is sanding down the metal of a rusty bike and erasing the ravages of time until the frame gleams. “You see, when you sand it, you take your hand, and you feel the bike. You don’t want to feel a scratch; you don’t want to feel a nick; you don’t want to feel nothing. Like a baby’s butt — smooth.” When he’s finished, he puts it all back together and makes sure it runs well, then carefully paints each piece down to the spokes in the white-walled wheels, then buffs everything to a lustrous shine. For his own bikes, his finishing touch is a rhinestone “TP” (for “Tall Paul”) affixed between the handlebars. He also plans to add gears to his double-stacks.
A few pigeons milled about on the sidewalk where Paul was working. He said the birds know him, just like the rest of the neighborhood does. “They recognize me,” he said. “I could ride my bike right to the corner and stop, and birds will fly down from everywhere and come to it.” He took a break to coax them near. That day there were maybe a dozen, but he explained that on Sunday there’s inevitably a flock around him.
Crouching among the birds, he told me he also dreams of opening a shop so that he can scale his operation. Although the bikes he hasn’t started restoring yet can rest atop his mobile home, he has to take all of his finished and in-progress bikes inside when he’s not working on them. Plus, he has several bikes of his own. This means he usually accepts only two bikes at a time from children and tells others to come back in two days. With a shop, he’d have space to store bikes and tools, as well as a location for business. “I’d love to get this program into every school in the world for all the kids,” he said, referring to his bike raffle. But he’s taking it one step at a time.
For now, he’s on the lookout for any bike that people have given up on and are selling for scrap metal, which he can buy for a few dollars. “I get whole bicycles that probably come off a bush or somewhere. They have all these leaves in them and chains so rusted, you can’t even turn them. But I bring them back to life.”

*Note: photos must be credited ©JON HAMMOND International / Jon Hammond – Jon’s photos on Alcatraz Island Federal Penitentiary attending Art Exhibit of Chinese Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei huge installation on “The Rock” while celebrating birthday and prepping for 29th trip to Frankfurt to play musikmesse and both jazzkeller’s, jazzkeller Frankfurt and Jazzkeller-Hofheim with organ combo Jon Hammond Band – it was an amazing experience, met with Mr. William Baker Former Inmate / Author *see photos with Bill Baker “Old ex-con back at the Rock, telling prison stories” “He’s been a car thief, a jailhouse rioter, an escape artist.” Alcatraz 1259.” That was his number on the Rock.

Ai Weiwei at Large #AiWeiWeiAlcatraz
Ai Wei Wei at Large Exhibit on Alcatraz Island
Alcatraz Island is located in the San Francisco Bay, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) offshore from San Francisco, California, United States.[2] Often referred to as “The Rock”, the small island was developed with facilities for a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison (1868), and a federal prison from 1933 until 1963.[5] Beginning in November 1969, the island was occupied for more than 19 months by a group of aboriginal people from San Francisco who were part of a wave of Native activism across the nation with public protests through the 1970s. In 1972, Alcatraz became a national recreation area and received designation as a National Historic Landmark in 1986.
Returning 19th year Fr 17. April 2015 Musikmessesession mit Jon Hammond Jazzkeller Hofheim
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Posted on March 23, 2015
Jon Hammond Show MNN Ch. 1 Broadcast 03/28/2015 Funk Soul Blues & Soft News
Posted on March 20, 2015
Public Access TV: Jon Hammond Show MNN Community Channel 1, Funk Soul Blues and Soft News
Posted on March 18, 2015

Wie jedes Jahr zur Musikmesse die Warm Up Party im Jazzkeller Frankfurt mit der Jon Hammond Band
14. APRIL 2015 um 21 Uhr
#frankfurt #jazz #live #music #musikmesse2015

Like every year at the Musikmesse the warm up party in the Jazzkeller Frankfurt Jon Hammond band
APRIL 14, 2015 at 9: 00
#frankfurt #jazz #live #music #musikmesse2015

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.
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 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.

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