On Air With Jazzbo Collins And Yoshi’s Jon Hammond Band Feb. 9, 1994

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: On Air With Jazzbo Collins And Yoshi’s Jon Hammond Band Feb. 9, 1994

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by Jon Hammond

Published September 2, 2015
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Topics Jazzbeaux Collins, Al Jazzbo Collins, Jon Hammond, Yoshi’s Oakland, Bennett Friedman, James Preston, Barry Finnerty, #HammondOrgan #AFMLocal6 #MusiciansUnion

On Air with Jazzbo Collins and Yoshi’s Jon Hammond Band Feb. 9, 1994 – Preston pretty much kicked ass on this gig! — Oakland CA — original Yoshi’s Oakland​ Gig Feb. 9th 1994, just after being on-the-air with Al “Jazzbo” Collins​ – watching the film now, sounds real good – Jon Hammond​ / Jon Hammond Band​ (quartet) – thanks Jason Olaine​ for the hit – James Preston​ drums (R.I.P.) Bennett Friedman tenor, Barry Finnerty​ gtr., Jon Hammond Organ Group​ http://www.jonhammondband.com all original music ©JON HAMMOND International Member ASCAP – AFM Local 6​ – Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM​
Yoshi’s Oakland​ didn’t have any decent lights in those days! Jon Hammond​ – *Note: Broadcasting Legend Al Jazzbeaux Collins opens this film at KCSM 91.1FM, greatly missed!! – Jon Hammond Organ Group​ – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_%22Jazzbo%22_Collins
Albert Richard “Jazzbo” Collins (January 4, 1919 – September 30, 1997) was an American disc jockey, radio personality and recording artist who was briefly the host of NBC television’s Tonight show in 1957.
Al “Jazzbo” Collins
Al “Jazzbeaux” Collins
Born Albert Richard Collins
January 4, 1919
Rochester, New York
Died September 30, 1997 (aged 78)
Marin County, California
Born in Rochester, New York in 1919,[1] Collins grew up on Long Island, New York. In 1941, while attending the University of Miami in Florida, he substituted as the announcer on his English teacher’s campus radio program, and decided he wanted to be in radio. Collins began his professional career as the disc jockey at a bluegrass station in Logan, West Virginia; by 1943, he was at WKPA in Pittsburgh, moving in 1945 to WIND in Chicago and in 1946 to Salt Lake City’s KNAK. In 1950, he relocated to New York where he joined the staff of WNEW and became one of the “communicators” on NBC’s Monitor when it began in 1955.

Collins made several appearances on The Tonight Show with Steve Allen in the early 50s (and even briefly took over the show after Allen’s departure; see below). In 1953, Allen adapted several nursery rhymes (including Little Red Riding Hood) into jazz-flavoured recitations, with Collins on vocals and Lou Stein on piano.

“Jazzbo”
The 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, as Collins explained:

I started my broadcast in Studio One which was painted all kinds of tints and shades of purple on huge polycylindricals which were vertically placed around the walls of the room to deflect the sound. It just happened to be that way. And with the turntables and desk and console and the lights turned down low, it had a very cavelike appearance to my imagination. So I got on the air, and the first thing I said was, “Hi, it’s Jazzbo in the Purple Grotto.” You never know where your thoughts are coming from, but the way it came out was that I was in a grotto, in this atmosphere with stalagtites and a lake and no telephones. I was using Nat Cole underneath me with “Easy Listening Blues” playing piano in the background.
The Tonight Show and later work
In 1957, NBC-TV installed him for five weeks as the host of the Tonight show when it was known as Tonight! America After Dark in the period between hosts Steve Allen and Jack Paar.[2]

Also in 1957, Collins starred in (as himself) an episode of NBC radio’s science fiction radio series X Minus One. By 1959, he was with KSFO in San Francisco, hanging out with the beatnik hipsters in North Beach. On-air, Jazzbo would say that he was broadcasting “from the purpleness of the Grotto”, often mentioning his assistant “Harrison, the long-tailed purple Tasmanian owl”. On the TV side, Collins hosted “The Al Collins Show,” that aired mornings on KGO-TV. The format included light talk and guest appearances by local celebrities such as Moe Howard of The Three Stooges. Later in the 1960s, he was the host of Jazz for the Asking (VOA), and he worked with several Los Angeles stations during the late in the decade: KMET (1966), KFI (1967) and KGBS (1968).

He officially changed the spelling of his name to Jazzbeaux when he went to Pittsburgh’s WTAE in 1969. He moved to WIXZ in Pittsburgh (1973) before heading back to the West Coast three years later. While in Pittsburgh, he briefly hosted a late night television show entitled “Jazzbeauxz (with a ‘z’) Rehearsal”, an eclectic sampling of anything that caught Collins’ interest at the time, including a long-running hard-boiled-egg spinning contest. He conducted the program from a barber chair, as he had on a previous TV show.

“Stinking badges”[edit]
A popular segment on his show was the “no stinkin’ badges” routine, a play on the famous exchange in the 1948 film The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Al would politely request that the main guest for that day don a Mexican bandit costume, complete with ammo belts crossing the chest, six-guns in holsters, a huge sombrero and large fake mustache. The guest then had to pose in front of cameras and for the TV audience. With pistols pointing at the camera lens the guest had to say (with emphasis) “I don’t got to show you no stinkin’ badges.” If the guest did not say it with sufficient sinister tone Collins made him or her repeat it until in Al’s opinion the guest got it right.

1970s and beyond[edit]
In 1976 Al Collins returned to San Francisco, working at KMPX, followed by a three-year all-night run at KGO which drew callers throughout the West Coast; he always opened his program with Count Basie’s “Blues in Hoss Flat”. He also worked a late night shift at KKIS AM (in Pittsburg, California, ironically) in 1980. After a stint in New York and WNEW (1981), Jazzbo was back in San Francisco at KSFO (1983) and KFRC (1986). Then came one more run at WNEW (1986–90), then KAPX (Marin County, California) in 1990, and finally a weekly jazz show at KCSM (College of San Mateo, California) from 1993 to his death.

Al Collins died on September 30, 1997, at the age of 78, from pancreatic cancer.

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

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by Jon Hammond

Published August 25, 2015
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Topics Concert Event, LaJazzO MV, Klostergarten, Michael Leuschner, Bigband, Landesjugendjazzorchester, Jon Hammond, Mecklenburg Vorpommern, #Rostock

Klostergarten LaJazzO MV Concert Film LaJazzO MV unter der Leitung von Michael Leuschner​ CONCERT EVENT https://www.facebook.com/events/846845685410695/ – Am 01.08.2015 ist das Landesjugendjazzorchester​ Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (LaJazzO MV) mit seinem diesjährigen Solisten Jon Hammond wieder im Klostergarten​ Rostock zu Gast. http://www.HammondCast.com – Landesjugendorchester Mecklenburg Vorpommern​ – film from Jon *nice solos from Matthis Rasche and Al Tobias

Producer Jon Hammond
Language German

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by Jon Hammond

Published August 14, 2015
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Topics Landesjugendjazzorchester, LaJazzO MV, Organ Meets Bigband, Late Rent, Rostock, Baltic Sea, Michael Leuschner, #NDRJazz #HammondOrgan Steve Gray, Landesjugendorchester Mecklenburg Vorpommern

(FULL HIGH DEFINITION VERSION) Jazz Movie: “Organ Meets Bigband” in Rostock Klostergarten LaJazzO MV and full Landesjugendjazzorchester on the Baltic Sea, live very special concert – Leader Michael Leuschner’s concept here realized on a perfect evening – big thank you to Hr. Leuschner, the great young musicians of LaJazzO MV Landesjugendorchester Mecklenburg Vorpommern and projekt leaders, NDR archive arrangements by the late great Steve Gray – watch these young musicians, they are the future folks! Sincerely, Jon Hammond
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Producer Tino’s Hammond Organ 80th Anniversary Film Documentary Trailer: Tino Pavlis – by Jon Hammond

Published August 13, 2015
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Topics Hammond Organs, 80th Anniversary Hammond Organ, Tino Pavlis, Producer, Co-Producer, Joe Berger, Jon Hammond, NAMM Show, musikmesse, Suzuki Musical Instruments, Hamamatsu, B3, New B3mk2, Sk1, #HammondOrgan #80thAnniversary

Tino’s Hammond Organ 80th Anniversary Film Documentary Trailer with cameo appearances Michael Falkenstein, Joe Berger, Jon Hammond, Shuji Suzuki and Suzuki Musical Instuments Hammond Organ Team, Bernie Capicchiano Bernies Music Land Australia Hammond Distributor, Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in world famous historic jazzkeller Frankfurt – Outro music “Organ Meets Bigband” Jon Hammond with Landesjugendjazzorchester LaJazzO MV orchestra – Director/Producer: Tino Pavlis, co-producer Joe Berger http://www.HammondCast.com

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Language English

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

by Jon Hammond

Published August 8, 2015
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Topics LaJazzO MV, Organ Meets Bigband, Klostergarten, Rostock, Jazz Orchestra, Jimmy Smith, Steve Gray, Michael Leuschner, Landesjugendorchester Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, #HammondOrgan #Jazz #Blues

„Organ meets Bigband“ das LaJJazzO M-V LandesJugendJazzOrchester Mecklenburg-Vorpommern https://www.facebook.com/events/846845685410695/ Am 01.08.2015 ist das Landesjugendjazzorchester Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (LaJazzO MV) mit seinem diesjährigen Solisten Jon Hammond wieder im Klostergarten Rostock zu Gast. Covering Jimmy Smith’s Back at The Chicken Shack and The Sermon – Nachdem sich in den vergangenen Jahren das LaJazzO MV mit den in der Big Band vorkommenden Instrumenten musikalisch auseinandersetzte, wird in 2015 die Jazzorgel musikalisch thematisiert werden. Unter dem Titel “Organ meets Big Band” wird dieses sehr traditionsreiche Instrument der Jazzgeschichte in den Mittelpunkt der Konzertreihe im folgenden Jahr gestellt. Als Jazzinstrument wurde es von Fats Waller in den 30er Jahren eingeführt und hatte seine Hochzeit in den 50er Jahren durch seine Vertreter wie Jimmy Smith. Der international renommierte New Yorker Jazzorganist Jon Hammond wird zusammen mit dem LaJazzO MV unter der Leitung von Michael Leuschner den besonderen Charme dieses Instrumentes wieder zum Leben erwecken. Im Programm sind unter anderem Titel von Jimmy Smith, arrangiert von Steve Gray – eine Leihgabe aus dem Archiv der NDR-Bigband.

Jon Hammond studierte in den siebziger Jahren am Berklee College of Music und am City College San Francisco. Konzertreisen führten ihn quer durch die Vereinigten Staaten und Kanada. In seiner eigenen ‘Jon Hammond Show’ spielte er mit Musikern wie Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge und vielen anderen. Auch in Europa fand und findet seine Musik unverändert viele Anhänger. Die Medien berichten wiederholt von einem unverwechselbaren und prägenden Sound. Jon Hammond hat u.a. auf der 20. Frankfurter Musikmesse mitgewirkt und tritt vornehmlich in Hamburg auf. “The Jon Hammond Show” is a funky, swinging Jazz instrumental revue, featuring notable international soloists and reflecting the influences of Miles Davis, The Crusaders and Jimmy Smith.
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Programm: “Organ meets Bigband”
Leitung: Michael Leuschner
Samstag, d. 01.08.2015, 20:30 Klostergarten Rostock

Al Jazzbo Collins, Jazzbeaux, KCSM, Yoshi’s Oakland, Bennett Friedman, tenor saxophone, James Preston, funky drummer, Barry Finnerty, #JonHammond #HammondOrgan #Yoshi’s #Oakland

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