Archive for December, 2015

Jon’s Archive First and Last Blog of 2015

December 30, 2015

*WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: Jon’s Archive

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260228

Jon Hammond Show Broadcast 02/28/2015
by Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond Show Broadcast 02/28/2015 MNN TV Channel 1 Community Channel classic opening with Lloyd Lindsay Young and the late great Joe Franklin – Jon Hammond visit with his piano teacher Tony Germain at Berklee College of Music 40 years later “Return of The Student”! – No X-Cess Baggage Blues Jon Hammond Band in jazzkeller Frankfurt annual musikmesse Warm Up Party Tony Lakatos t. sax, Giovanni Gulino drms. Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ – Cooking at The Auster Bar Jon Hammond Band with NDR Horns, Heinz Lichius drums, Fiete Felsch a. sax, Lutz Buechner t. sax, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Thank you Anderson Cooper Jon Hammond CNN 25 years spot http://www.HammondCast.com

Simon Phillips and Knut Benzner Interview – NDR Hamburg, photo: Jon Hammond

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Topics MNN, Community Access TV, Channel 1, Jon Hammond Show, Funk Soul Blues, Soft News, Berklee College of Music, Tony Germain, musikmesse, Jazzkeller Frankfurt, Hammond organs, NDR Horns, Saxophone, Trumpet, Musicians Union, Local 802

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Jon Hammond Flashback Reel with Drummer Simon Phillips Interview with Knut Benzner NDR Radio Hamburg, speaking about his CD “Another Lifetime” dedicated to Tony Williams. Jon at Hamburg Dammtor Gleis 4 cutting a spot in Hamburg while waiting for the ICE high speed train Hamburg Dammtor Bahnhof – Prague Czech Republic very first Muzika trade show, Jon giving his ‘Seminare’ entitled:
“Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!™ — A gig in Skurillum on the Reeperbahn Spielbudenplatz 24-25 where Hausbar im Schmidt Theater is now. Here come the Polizei! Perfect timing because we just finished playing live on Radio FSK in Hamburg – the Polizei came in at the last hit responding to a sound complaint from an old lady next door – Uwe Petersen on drums, Lutz Büchner tenor sax, Jon at the organ – Jon’s original composition “Pocket Funk” with Herbert Zorn / Groove City Records at the microphone in St. Pauli Hamburg http://www.HammondCast.com/ – Jon Hammond Band

Jon Hammond Flashbacks — Drummer Simon Phillips interview with Knut Benzner NDR Radio speaking about his CD “Another Lifetime” dedicated to Tony Williams – video forthcoming soon! JH — with Simon Phillips.

Jon Hammond Band flashbacks — Hamburg Dammtor Gleis 4 cutting a spot in Hamburg while waiting for the ICE high speed train — at Hamburg Dammtor station.

Jon Hammond Band Flashbacks — Here come the Polizei! Perfect timing because we just finished playing live on Radio FSK in Hamburg – the Polizei came in at the last hit responding to a sound complaint from an old lady next door – Uwe Petersen on drums, Lutz Büchner tenor sax, Jon at the organ with Herbert Zorn / Groove City Records at the microphone in St. Pauli Hamburg – video clip forthcoming soon! JH

Jon Hammond Band flashbacks — Prague Czech Republic very first Muzika trade show, Jon giving his ‘Seminare’ entitled:
“Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!™ — in Prague, Czech Republic

Youtube http://youtu.be/skT91BT8qnY

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/83204666

iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1071748

Winter NAMM Show 2014 http://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2014/concerts-performances/jon-hammond-band

Performance Info
Location: Anaheim Convention CenterB/C Patio Stage

#CNNiReport #HammondOrgan #NAMMShow #musikmesse

13,325,511 views Jon Hammond https://plus.google.com/+JonHammondhammondcast/posts

News-Port Landesjugendjazzorchester zu Gast in Penzlin
http://jonhammondsafternoonslide.blogspot.com/2015/10/news-port-landesjugendjazzorchester-zu.html
News-Port Landesjugendjazzorchester zu Gast in Penzlin *LINK: http://kultur-port.de/index.php/kunst-kultur-news/11864-landesjugendjazzorchester-zu-gast-in-penzlin.html Auch in diesem Jahr darf der schon zum Kult gewordene…

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260815

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Topics Jazz Organ, Germany Tour, LaJazzO MV, Landesjugendorchester Mecklenburg Vorpommern, Hammond Organ, B3, Sk1, Jon Hammond, Michael Leuschner, Wismar, Burg Penzlin, Rostock, Klostergarten, #NDRJazz #HammondOrgan #BigBand #LuxuryBus

Jazz Organ Meets Bigband 08/15 Preview MNN Public Access Jon Hammond Show Germany Tour
http://www.landesmusikrat-mv.de/projekte/ensembles/ljjo/termine.php
Programm 2015

“Organ meets Bigband” feat. Jon Hammond (organ)
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.
Jon Hammond studierte in den siebzieger 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.

Im Programm
(aus dem Archiv der NDR Bigband)

The Sermon by Jimmy Smith, arr. Steve Grey
Back at the Chicken Shack by Jimmy Smith, arr. Steve Gray
Things ain’t what they used to be by Mercer Ellington, arr. Steve Grey
Walk on the Wild Side by Elmar Bernstein, arr. Steve Grey
Satin Doll by Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn, arr. Steve Grey
Bandrepertoire
(Auszug)

All the Things you are by Jerome Kern, arr. Stan Kenton
Always and Forever by Pat Metheny, arr. Bob Curnow
Boulder Buff by F. Normann / Eugene Novello
Breakthrough by John Fedchock
Critic’s Choice by Oliver Nelson
Here comes Julian by Heiner Wiberny, arr. Peter Herbolzheimer
Incredible Journey by Bob Mintzer
Stella by Starlight by Ned Washington/Victor Young, arr. Bill Holman
Tow away zone by Thad Jones, arr. Mike Carubia
You go to my head by Gillespie/Coots, arr. Bill Holman

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

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

Bullet Point: Programm 2015 “Organ meets Bigband” feat. Jon Hammond (organ) das LaJazzO MV

Aktuelle Termine http://www.landesmusikrat-mv.de/projekte/ensembles/ljjo/termine.php

Sommerarbeitsphase 26.07. – 02.08.2015 Klanghaus

Projektleitung: Christine Unger & Franziska Maczkowicz

Mentoren
künstlerische Leitung: Michael Leuschner, Hamburg – foto Tini Unger

Saxophonsection: Edgar Herzog, Hamburg – foto Hendryk Wörlitz

Posaunensection: Andreas Barkhoff, Hannover

Rhythmussection: Lorenz Bösche, Hamburg

Trompetensection: Bob Lanese, Hamburg

“Wir danken der Firma 4 Heads aus Berlin für die finanzielle Unterstützung der Probenphase.”

3.07.2015 Eldenaer Jazz Evenings „Von Coleman Hawkins bis Michael Brecker“ feat. Lutz Büchner, sax
30.07.2015 Zeughaus Wismar „Organ meets Bigband“ feat. Jon Hammond
31.07.2015 Burg Penzlin im Rahmen der Festspiele M-V „Organ meets Bigband“ feat. Jon Hammond
01.08.2015 Inselfest Poel „Organ meets Bigband“ feat. Jon Hammond
01.08.2015 Rostock Klostergarten „Organ meets Bigband“ feat. Jon Hammond
Programm 2015

“Organ meets Bigband” feat. Jon Hammond (organ)
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.
Jon Hammond studierte in den siebzieger 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.

Im Programm
(aus dem Archiv der NDR Bigband)
The Sermon by Jimmy Smith, arr. Steve Grey
Back at the Chicken Shack by Jimmy Smith, arr. Steve Grey
Things ain’t what they used to be by Mercer Ellington, arr. Steve Grey
Walk on the Wild Side by Elmar Bernstein, arr. Steve Grey
Satin Doll by Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn, arr. Steve Grey
Bandrepertoire
(Auszug)
All the Things you are by Jerome Kern, arr. Stan Kenton
Always and Forever by Pat Metheny, arr. Bob Curnow
Boulder Buff by F. Normann / Eugene Novello
Breakthrough by John Fedchock
Critic’s Choice by Oliver Nelson
Here comes Julian by Heiner Wiberny, arr. Peter Herbolzheimer
Incredible Journey by Bob Mintzer
Stella by Starlight by Ned Washington/Victor Young, arr. Bill Holman
Tow away zone by Thad Jones, arr. Mike Carubia
You go to my head by Gillespie/Coots, arr. Bill Holman

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260109
Jon Hammond Show on Manhattan Neighborhood Network Ch. 1 late Friday nights / early Sat. 1:30 AM Eastern Standard time 28 minutes – with Val Hal Jazz Pub historic audio recording when I played on Count Basie’s original model A Hammond organ when subbing for Don Patterson – also Jones for Johnson classic Jon Hammond Show recording – Late Rent theme song outro http://www.HammondCast.com

Jon Hammond Dance Party!

— at AFM – American Federation of Musicians.

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Topics Cable Access TV, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, model A, #HammondOrgan #CNNiReport

The Water Boys! L to R Jon Hammond, Alex Budman, Michael Falkenstein, Brian Auger, Karma Auger, Donny Baldwin – The NAMM Show

Jon Hammond Band with Donny Baldwin on the band just after we played a NAMM Showcase

Jon Hammond Funk Unit
Location:
NAMM Sheraton Acoustic Stage
Event Date:
Thursday, January 21, 2016 – 9:00pm to 9:40pm
Add to Calendar https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit-0

Artist Info
Jon
Hammond
Organ / Organist Leader
Joe
Berger
guitar / guitarist

Performance Info

Jon Hammond’s Breakfast of Champions!

Organ Meets Bigband – in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Rostock

NAMM Breakfast of Champions with Betty Heywood NAMM Director of International Affairs & Jon Hammond bright and early Day 1

Oslo Norway — flanked by Jan Grindheim and Kevin Gallagher in front of Oslo City Hall – LINK: http://youtu.be/3SEJhqXVqiU 06
A special visit with Lord Mayor of Oslo Per Ditlev-Simonsen in Oslo Norway on Jon Hammond’s HammondCast Show

Holiday Balls lights, Upper Deck Oakland Bay Bridge – Jon Hammond

BIG Opening for movie I played on major motion picture soundtrack “The Love Guru” Mike Myers, Jessica Alba, Telma Hopkins, Justin Timberlake – Jon Hammond at the organ!

My 1965 Fender Band-Master amplifier

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842261010

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/141553881

Youtube https://youtu.be/C6sLWA1I3Zw

by Jon Hammond

Published October 5, 2015
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Topics Cable Access TV, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, Jon Hammond Show, #Jazz #HammondOrgan #Funk #Soul Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Landesjugendjazzorchester

Cable Access TV Show preview 10/10 Jon Hammond Show on Manhattan Cable TV channel 1 Music Travel Soft News 28 minute program, this episode includes film from recent concert tour as guest organist with 21 piece ensemble Landesjugendjazzorchester Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, concert in Alte Burg Penzlin on the grounds of the 16th century castle, LaJazzO M-V Under Rehearsal film in Schwerin Germany – conducted by Maestro Michael Leuschner leader and Michael also plays trumpet on the NDR Big Band. Then to Jon’s annual musikmessesession in Jazzkeller-Hofheim, Jon Hammond Band plays the theme song for Jon Hammond Show “Late Rent” with Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond Organ ©JON HAMMOND International http://www.HammondCast.com
Concert in Alte Burg Penzlin, LaJazzO M-V under rehearsal film
Schwerin​ Germany — LaJazzO MV Under Rehearsal under the direction of Michael Leuschner​ with guest organist Jon Hammond (USA) special programm: “Organ Meets Bigband” rehearsal days before concert tour in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Very special thanks to Tini Unger​ & Franziska Maczkowicz, Hendryk Wörlitz​, Heinz Lichius​, Bob Lanese, Andreas Barkhoff​, Lorenz Bösche, Edgar Herzog, NDR – Programm 2015
“Organ meets Bigband” feat. Jon Hammond (organ) 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.
Jon Hammond studierte in den siebzieger 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. Im Programm
(aus dem Archiv der NDR Big Band​)
The Sermon by Jimmy Smith, arr. Steve Gray
Back at the Chicken Shack by Jimmy Smith, arr. Steve Gray
Things ain’t what they used to be by Mercer Ellington, arr. Steve Gray
Walk on the Wild Side by Elmar Bernstein, arr. Steve Gray
Satin Doll by Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn, arr. Steve Gray, Late Rent by Jon Hammond​
Bandrepertoire
(Auszug)
All the Things you are by Jerome Kern, arr. Stan Kenton
Always and Forever by Pat Metheny, arr. Bob Curnow
Boulder Buff by F. Normann / Eugene Novello
Breakthrough by John Fedchock
Critic’s Choice by Oliver Nelson
Here comes Julian by Heiner Wiberny, arr. Peter Herbolzheimer
Incredible Journey by Bob Mintzer
Stella by Starlight by Ned Washington/Victor Young, arr. Bill Holman
Tow away zone by Thad Jones, arr. Mike Carubia
You go to my head by Gillespie/Coots, arr. Bill Holman
Jon Hammond Theme Song “LATE RENT”
musikmessesession Jazzkeller Hofheim
Peter Klohmann ts
Giovanni Totó Gulino d
Joe Berger g
Jon Hammond o
©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP

Producer Jon Hammond
Language German

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/EddieMoneyDocumentaryMoviePart1BackThroughTheYears

Youtube https://youtu.be/oqStvG2XAhI

Eddie Money​ docu project still in progress from Jon Hammond​ – going back through the years, this episode circa 1986 includes a visit with seasoned radio pro Kevin McCarthy on KHTR 103.3 St. Louis – more info (a lot!) – as seen on Jon Hammond Show MNN TV Ch. 1 Friday nights 32nd year
TV Producers of Manhattan Neighborhood Network [MNN]​

Jon’s archive http://www.jonhammondband.com/music-89.html

HammondCast 74 for KYCY/KYOU 1550 AM, #CNNiReport Turkey Time Special! With the National Anthem of Turkey played by SWAROVSKI ORCHESTRA and “Turkey in the Straw” performed by RAYMOND FAIRCHILD. From Jon’s personal archives, Al JAZZBEAUX COLLINS & LIONEL HAMPTON in NY, this is a beautiful piece and the interaction between Lionel and Jazzbeaux is priceless. JOHN ENTWISTLE & RAT RACE CHOIR courtesy of Ham-Berger (Jon Hammond and JOE BERGER) with Joe mixing live at Bottom Line – Jon tells the story about how Joe Berger was personally responsible for the WHO Reunion and Tour! JH Audio Portrait produced by STEVEN ROSENFELD, Happy Holidays everybody! *Jon’s official site: http://www.HammondCast.com

Blues, Jazz, Rock, Music and Travel

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/HammondCast90

KYOU RADIO http://kyouradio.org/music-106.html

by Jon Hammond
Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Topics HammondCast, KYOU Radio, Conversation, Music, Alex Foster, Musicians, Saxophone, SNL Band, Saturday Night Live, Greece, New York City

HammondCast 90 KYCY KYOU 1550 AM, with Jon Hammond’s special guest Alex Foster (Musician) from the Saturday Night Live Band, broadcasting from New York City in conversation with Jon and music ©JON HAMMOND International http://www.HammondCast.com

Jon’s Archive http://archive.org/details/BernardPurdieDedicationToHisKidsLateRentCloserAtMikells

Mikell’s 760 Columbus Avenue NYC

August 28, 1989

Bernard Purdie takes the microphone

Then and Now / Now and Then – 3 of the original Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men – Alex Foster, Jon Hammond, Bernard Purdie – 24 years after this Mikell’s gig August 28, 1989 – thanks Pat & Mike! Jon

http://www.youtube.com/jonhammondband — at 760 Columbus Avenue New York City

Bernard Purdie on Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men gig at Mikell’s 24 years ago – August 28, 1989

Youtube http://youtu.be/B5qGwUgEyvM
New York NY — Flashback to August 1989 – Studio drummer Bernard Purdie takes the microphone on last set at Mikell’s with Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men band to dedicate the performance to his children Phyllis and Anthony. Theme song for the long-running cable TV program The Jon Hammond Show “Late Rent” original composition with
Jon Hammond at his 1959 B3 organ
Bernard Purdie drums
Chuggy Carter percussion
Alex Foster alto saxophone
Barry Finnerty guitar
*Note: This historic clip is photographic proof that the actual location of Mikell’s was 760 Columbus Avenue at 97th and not 808 Columbus as the current Whole Foods near the old location claims – JH — with Bernard Purdie and 2 others at 760 Columbus Avenue NYC

Jon’s archive http://ia801502.us.archive.org/8/items/6842261003/684226_1003.mp4

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1273397

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/140682109

Youtube https://youtu.be/2rM_x3kZBG8

Preview of Public Access TV Show Jon Hammond Show air time 10/03 – Jon Hammond Band with special guest Lee Oskar in jazzkeller Frankfurt, Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Totó Gulino drums, Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ – Jon Hammond Band in The Savoy Lounge, “Pocket Funk” with Barry Finnerty guitar, Todd Anderson tenor saxophone, Joris Dudli drums, Jon Hammond at the B3 organ ©JON HAMMOND International http://www.HammondCast.com

Photo by Joachim Hildebrand

Photos by Joachim Hildebrand

by Jon Hammond

Location:
NAMM Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort Acoustic Stage
Jon Hammond Funk Unit

https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit-0

Location, NAMM Sheraton, Event Date, First Blog, #NAMMShow #musikmesse #HammondOrgan #CNNiReport

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Jon Hammond Show on Manhattan Neighborhood Network Ch. 1 01/09/2016 at 01:30 AM EST

December 28, 2015

*WATCH THE TV SHOW HERE: Jon Hammond Show on Manhattan Neighborhood Network Ch. 1

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260109
Jon Hammond Show on Manhattan Neighborhood Network Ch. 1 late Friday nights / early Sat. 1:30 AM Eastern Standard time 28 minutes – with Val Hal Jazz Pub historic audio recording when I played on Count Basie’s original model A Hammond organ when subbing for Don Patterson – also Jones for Johnson classic Jon Hammond Show recording – Late Rent theme song outro http://www.HammondCast.com

Jon Hammond Dance Party!

— at AFM – American Federation of Musicians.

Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Topics Cable Access TV, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, model A, #HammondOrgan #CNNiReport

The Water Boys! L to R Jon Hammond, Alex Budman, Michael Falkenstein, Brian Auger, Karma Auger, Donny Baldwin – The NAMM Show

Jon Hammond Band with Donny Baldwin on the band just after we played a NAMM Showcase

Jon Hammond Funk Unit
Location:
NAMM Sheraton Acoustic Stage
Event Date:
Thursday, January 21, 2016 – 9:00pm to 9:40pm
Add to Calendar https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit-0

Artist Info
Jon
Hammond
Organ / Organist Leader
Joe
Berger
guitar / guitarist

Performance Info

Jon Hammond’s Breakfast of Champions!

Organ Meets Bigband – in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Rostock

NAMM Breakfast of Champions with Betty Heywood NAMM Director of International Affairs & Jon Hammond bright and early Day 1

Oslo Norway — flanked by Jan Grindheim and Kevin Gallagher in front of Oslo City Hall – LINK: http://youtu.be/3SEJhqXVqiU 06
A special visit with Lord Mayor of Oslo Per Ditlev-Simonsen in Oslo Norway on Jon Hammond’s HammondCast Show

Holiday Balls lights, Upper Deck Oakland Bay Bridge – Jon Hammond

BIG Opening for movie I played on major motion picture soundtrack “The Love Guru” Mike Myers, Jessica Alba, Telma Hopkins, Justin Timberlake – Jon Hammond at the organ!

My 1965 Fender Band-Master amplifier

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842261010

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/141553881

Youtube https://youtu.be/C6sLWA1I3Zw

by Jon Hammond

Published October 5, 2015
Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Topics Cable Access TV, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, Jon Hammond Show, #Jazz #HammondOrgan #Funk #Soul Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Landesjugendjazzorchester

Cable Access TV Show preview 10/10 Jon Hammond Show on Manhattan Cable TV channel 1 Music Travel Soft News 28 minute program, this episode includes film from recent concert tour as guest organist with 21 piece ensemble Landesjugendjazzorchester Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, concert in Alte Burg Penzlin on the grounds of the 16th century castle, LaJazzO M-V Under Rehearsal film in Schwerin Germany – conducted by Maestro Michael Leuschner leader and Michael also plays trumpet on the NDR Big Band. Then to Jon’s annual musikmessesession in Jazzkeller-Hofheim, Jon Hammond Band plays the theme song for Jon Hammond Show “Late Rent” with Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond Organ ©JON HAMMOND International http://www.HammondCast.com
Concert in Alte Burg Penzlin, LaJazzO M-V under rehearsal film
Schwerin​ Germany — LaJazzO MV Under Rehearsal under the direction of Michael Leuschner​ with guest organist Jon Hammond (USA) special programm: “Organ Meets Bigband” rehearsal days before concert tour in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Very special thanks to Tini Unger​ & Franziska Maczkowicz, Hendryk Wörlitz​, Heinz Lichius​, Bob Lanese, Andreas Barkhoff​, Lorenz Bösche, Edgar Herzog, NDR – Programm 2015
“Organ meets Bigband” feat. Jon Hammond (organ) 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.
Jon Hammond studierte in den siebzieger 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. Im Programm
(aus dem Archiv der NDR Big Band​)
The Sermon by Jimmy Smith, arr. Steve Gray
Back at the Chicken Shack by Jimmy Smith, arr. Steve Gray
Things ain’t what they used to be by Mercer Ellington, arr. Steve Gray
Walk on the Wild Side by Elmar Bernstein, arr. Steve Gray
Satin Doll by Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn, arr. Steve Gray, Late Rent by Jon Hammond​
Bandrepertoire
(Auszug)
All the Things you are by Jerome Kern, arr. Stan Kenton
Always and Forever by Pat Metheny, arr. Bob Curnow
Boulder Buff by F. Normann / Eugene Novello
Breakthrough by John Fedchock
Critic’s Choice by Oliver Nelson
Here comes Julian by Heiner Wiberny, arr. Peter Herbolzheimer
Incredible Journey by Bob Mintzer
Stella by Starlight by Ned Washington/Victor Young, arr. Bill Holman
Tow away zone by Thad Jones, arr. Mike Carubia
You go to my head by Gillespie/Coots, arr. Bill Holman
Jon Hammond Theme Song “LATE RENT”
musikmessesession Jazzkeller Hofheim
Peter Klohmann ts
Giovanni Totó Gulino d
Joe Berger g
Jon Hammond o
©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP

Producer Jon Hammond
Language German

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/EddieMoneyDocumentaryMoviePart1BackThroughTheYears

Youtube https://youtu.be/oqStvG2XAhI

Eddie Money​ docu project still in progress from Jon Hammond​ – going back through the years, this episode circa 1986 includes a visit with seasoned radio pro Kevin McCarthy on KHTR 103.3 St. Louis – more info (a lot!) – as seen on Jon Hammond Show MNN TV Ch. 1 Friday nights 32nd year
TV Producers of Manhattan Neighborhood Network [MNN]​
http://www.HammondCast.com ©JON HAMMOND International #EddieMoney #HammondCast #KevinMcCarthy #KHTR
Manhattan Neighborhood Network​

Jon’s archive from 2014 Nashville Summer NAMM https://archive.org/details/LateRentThemeSongAcousticNationStage

Youtube https://youtu.be/4jTXzicbPiY

NAMM Details Page https://www.namm.org/summer/2015/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit

Jon Hammond Funk Unit

First time on the band: Cord Martin tenor sax!:

Artist Info
Joe Berger: Guitar
Roland Barber: Trombone
Louis Flip Winfield: Percussion
Evan Cobb: Tenor Saxophone
Jon Hammond: Organ
Cord Martin : Tenor Saxophone
Genre:
Jazz
Website:
http://www.jonhammondband.com
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband

Artist Bio:
JON HAMMOND Instruments: Organ, Accordion, Piano, Guitar Attended: Berklee College of Music 1974, City College San Francisco Languages: English, German Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Hammond Organ. Musician: Jon Hammond is one of the premier B3 PLAYERS in the world. Jon has played professionally since age 12. Beginning as a solo accordionist, he later played Hammond B3 organ in a number of important San Francisco bands. His all original group HADES opened shows for Tower of Power, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Michael Bloomfield. Eddie Money and Barry Finnerty became musical associates. Moving East he attended Berklee College of Music and played venues as diverse as Boston’s “Combat Zone” in the striptease clubs during the ’70’s and the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod, where he was house organist with the late great trumpet player Lou Colombo and developed a lasting friendship with House Speaker Tip O’Neill. He also toured the Northeast and Canada with the successful show revue “Easy Living”, and continued his appearances at nightclubs in Boston and New York. Subsequently Hammond lived and traveled in Europe, where he has an enthusiastic following. TV/Video Producer: In 1981 Jon formed BackBeat Productions. Assisted by Lori Friedman (Video by LORI), the innovative TV show “The Jon Hammond Show” became a Manhattan Cable TV favorite. Jon’s “Live on the street” video style included news events, as well as live music/video clips of Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge and many others. The weekly show is now in it’s 30th year and has influenced the broadcasts of David Letterman and others. Billboard Magazine hailed Jon’s show as “The Alternative to MTV”. LINK http://youtu.be/7TApELTO1XI Head Phone

Cable Access TV, Jon Hammond, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, Dance Party, #HammondOrgan #CNNiReport

Bullet Point: Programm 2015 “Organ meets Bigband” feat. Jon Hammond (organ) das LaJazzO MV

December 27, 2015

Bullet Point: Programm 2015 “Organ meets Bigband” feat. Jon Hammond (organ) das LaJazzO MV

Aktuelle Termine http://www.landesmusikrat-mv.de/projekte/ensembles/ljjo/termine.php

Sommerarbeitsphase 26.07. – 02.08.2015 Klanghaus

Projektleitung: Christine Unger & Franziska Maczkowicz

Mentoren
künstlerische Leitung: Michael Leuschner, Hamburg – foto Tini Unger

Saxophonsection: Edgar Herzog, Hamburg – foto Hendryk Wörlitz

Posaunensection: Andreas Barkhoff, Hannover

Rhythmussection: Lorenz Bösche, Hamburg

Trompetensection: Bob Lanese, Hamburg

“Wir danken der Firma 4 Heads aus Berlin für die finanzielle Unterstützung der Probenphase.”

3.07.2015 Eldenaer Jazz Evenings „Von Coleman Hawkins bis Michael Brecker“ feat. Lutz Büchner, sax
30.07.2015 Zeughaus Wismar „Organ meets Bigband“ feat. Jon Hammond
31.07.2015 Burg Penzlin im Rahmen der Festspiele M-V „Organ meets Bigband“ feat. Jon Hammond
01.08.2015 Inselfest Poel „Organ meets Bigband“ feat. Jon Hammond
01.08.2015 Rostock Klostergarten „Organ meets Bigband“ feat. Jon Hammond
Programm 2015

“Organ meets Bigband” feat. Jon Hammond (organ)
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.
Jon Hammond studierte in den siebzieger 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.

Im Programm
(aus dem Archiv der NDR Bigband)
The Sermon by Jimmy Smith, arr. Steve Grey
Back at the Chicken Shack by Jimmy Smith, arr. Steve Grey
Things ain’t what they used to be by Mercer Ellington, arr. Steve Grey
Walk on the Wild Side by Elmar Bernstein, arr. Steve Grey
Satin Doll by Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn, arr. Steve Grey
Bandrepertoire
(Auszug)
All the Things you are by Jerome Kern, arr. Stan Kenton
Always and Forever by Pat Metheny, arr. Bob Curnow
Boulder Buff by F. Normann / Eugene Novello
Breakthrough by John Fedchock
Critic’s Choice by Oliver Nelson
Here comes Julian by Heiner Wiberny, arr. Peter Herbolzheimer
Incredible Journey by Bob Mintzer
Stella by Starlight by Ned Washington/Victor Young, arr. Bill Holman
Tow away zone by Thad Jones, arr. Mike Carubia
You go to my head by Gillespie/Coots, arr. Bill Holman

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Organ Meets Bigband Feat. Jon Hammond In Alte Burg Penzlin

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/OrganMeetsBigbandFeat.JonHammondInAlteBurgPenzlin

Youtube https://youtu.be/4n1WEq-l-Cs

by Jon Hammond

Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Topics LaJazzO MV, #HammondOrgan #Bigband Jon Hammond #NDR NDR Jazz, Hamburg, Rostock, B3 organ, Sk1, Steve Grey, Arrangements

YouTube! https://youtu.be/4n1WEq-l-Cs

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
Grey – eine Leihgabe aus dem Archiv der NDR-Bigband.
das
Landesjugendjazzorchester Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (LaJazzO MV) mit seinem
diesjährigen Solisten Jon Hammond – AFM Local 6 Member Associated
Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM http://www.HammondCast.com

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/48MinuteDocumentaryJazzMovieBigBandWithOrganistJonHammond

by Jon Hammond

48 minute Documentary movie of Tuesday night session at Friends Seminary School in Manhattan, 5 original compositions!
“Head Phone” by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson
“Lydia’s Tune” by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson
“Late Rent” by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson
“Pocket Funk” by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson
“Have a Nice Day Blues” by Todd Anderson arranged by Todd Anderson
*Note: Tenor Saxophonist Arranger Todd Anderson was Jon Hammond’s teacher for Arranging and Compostion at Berklee College of Music in Boston MA in 1973. 10 years later they recorded this music for TV Show “The Jon Hammond Show” still on TV every week for 32 years, the recording session went down at Intergalactic Recording Studios where John Lennon did some of his last recording dates. The big band here is presided over by Professor Bob Rosen in charge of the music program at Friends Seminary School on Manhattan’s East Side, 230 year old school K – 12th grade. Top sight reading musicians gather weekly – more info: http://www.HammondCast.com ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP / BMI

Photographs Courtesy of Elmar Lemes

Youtube https://youtu.be/2mcykc-OHTg

these are the names I know at this time – more coming: Mike Campenni drums, Charles Lee a.s., Jim Piela a.s., Bob Rosen t.s., David Zalud trpt., Greg Ruvolo trpt. Todd Anderson t.s., Jon Hammond Hammond Sk1 org., Art Baron trombone, Pat Hall trmb., Alfredo Marques trmb., – entire session documentary ©JON HAMMOND International / Todd Anderson ASCAP / BMI – additional info http://www.HammondCast.com as seen on Manhattan Neighborhood Network Channel 1 community channel and streaming worldwide, late Fri. nights / early Sat. morning at 1:30 AM Eastern Standard Time – Associated Musicians of Greater New York Local 802, Jon is also a dual member of AFM Local 6 Musicians Union San Francisco – the date of this session was October 20, 2015

Jon’s Journal – Logic Pro X – Apple Logic Recording / Playing workshop at The Beacon School conducted by Mark Via w/spcl. guests Joe Berger and yours’ truly Jon Hammond (behind camera & organ:

Put up a little tent that says “Free Cell Phones” and the people will come flocking! Maybe it’s a good name for a band these days – Jon Hammond

Real nice old car just blew my doors off on the 280 Freeway! He had the hammer down, looking real sharp, Jon Hammond

Hamburg Germany — Route 66 Hamburg Street P.R. Team – Mr. Berger and Mr. Hammond, thanks for the super cool T-Shirts Jens! They’ve been seen on TV and all over the place.

‘Return of The Student’ – 40 years later! Jon Hammond sits down with his piano teacher Tony Germain at Berklee College of Music in Boston MA exactly 40 years to the day that they first sat down at the piano together at 1140 Boylston Street in the Beantown – excellent interview! As seen on The Jon Hammond Show – MNN TV – Manhattan Neighborhood Network Channel 1 – TV Producers of Manhattan Neighborhood Network [MNN]

*LINK: https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153098437422102/

High Definition Video inside Tony’s Office at 1140 Boylston Street Boston – the old Berklee College of Music building

Classic episode of Jon Hammond Show known as Val Hal Jazz Pub Special – for my friends in Brooklyn by Brooklyn Academy of Music / BAM and Junior’s Restaurant & Cheesecake deli where the notorious Val Hal Jazz Pub used to me – actual audio from Val Hal gig – Jon Hammond

*LINK: https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153098404357102/

Lazy Larry in the house…one of this century’s most important writers since James Joyce! *as seen on MNN TV Jon Hammond Show
Jon Hammond

Flashback — as seen on The Jon Hammond Show: THE NEGATIVES
Featuring Crazy Barry (everything) and Lazy Larry (nothing)!
MNN Ch. 1 Manhattan Neighborhood Network
https://youtu.be/oMEMSbTl2Lo

Anaheim CA — it was great meeting Rafael Feliciano at end of last NAMM Show…close friend of my friend Raul Rekow, I knew that Raul had been ill lately but I am shocked to hear he just died, this is terrible! Raul was the most healthy cat I ever met, terrible loss! So saddened to hear about, sorry for your loss Rafael and all the people who knew this great great Conguero! rest in peace Raul, Jon Hammond


2nd image – My friend Raul Rekow on the Carlos Santana Band with Carlos onstage there, Alex Ligertwood was on the band then…I shot this in Paris 1981 – Jon Hammond

R.I.P. Eddie Sorenson – Levittown Long Island New York *in middle in this photo, L to R: Jon Hammond, Eddie Sorenson, Eddie Money.

I was in a band with the 2 Eddie’s in 1970-’71, Eddie was an excellent guitarist and vocalist. My deepest condolences go out to the Sorenson Family, Eddie Money and all Eddie’s friends. I have just been informed of this very sad news Eddie Sorenson has died.
Sincerely, Jon
*Photo at BB King’s NYC, either on Eddie’s bus or backstage – JH

Still my favorite version Hammond Organ 80th Anniversary Docu Film International projekt directed by main man Tino Pavlis! From Sandweg in Frankfurt to Hamamatsu Japan, Chicago and Anaheim California folks! – Jon Hammond​
http://blog.sfgate.com/jon-hammond/2015/08/14/tinos-hammond-organ-80th-anniversary-film-documentary-trailer/

Keeping the tradition Tino! and we had a lot of fun, much more coming too! – JH spcl. thanks / dankeschön Joe Berger, Michael Falkenstein, Professor Klaus Maier founder of Hammond Deutschland, musikmesse​, The NAMM Show​, Suzuki Musical Instruments​ Team – International project coming to a theater near you soon! – the sound at the heart of Funk Soul Blues Gospel and don’t forget Classical and Theater Organ – with original music from Jon Hammond Band​ coast to coast and around the world!

Jon Hammond​ Apple iTunes Podcast FEED
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hammondcast-show/id97154584?mt=2
Funk Soul Blues and Soft News – thanks Apple Inc.​

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/r8A9ABjKe6k

“Lydia’s Tune” by Jon Hammond – organ trio session at Eastside Sound Studios with Joe Berger guitar, Lou Holtzman drums, Jon Hammond at the Hammond Sk1 organ – Sunday afternoon session, special thanks Lou & Mimi Holtzman, Duff Harris and Marcus assisting ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP http://www.HammondCast.com

Joe, Lou, Jon

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1228515

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1022871057741691&set=vb.133709526657853&type=3&theater

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/123362512

AFM Local 6: http://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/

Jon Hammond is a musician, composer, bandleader, publisher, journalist, TV show host, radio DJ, and multi-media entrepreneur. He currently travels the world, playing gigs and attending trade shows.

“Every time I see a musician walking down the street I say, ‘Hey, where’s the gig?’ Because it doesn’t matter what kind of music you play, if you’re carrying an instrument–going to a rehearsal, or coming back from a repair shop, whatever it is–we all need our gigs. And that’s what the union is all about. Hopefully, we can all keep working and be supportive of everybody’s gigs. There’s room for everybody.”

THE EARLY YEARS
Jon Hammond was born in Chicago in 1953. His father was a doctor and his mother was a housewife. They both played the piano. In 1957, his parents moved Jon and his four sisters to Berkeley, CA, where his father worked in a hospital as head of the emergency room. When he was nine, Jon started accordion lessons. “In those days, they had studios where parents would drop their kids off after school for tap dancing and accordion lessons. There were accordion bands and they would compete against each other.”

Jon played his first gig at a senior citizens luncheon when he was eleven. Not only did he get a free lunch but he was paid $25 –a lot of money in those days. Jon says his father was supportive, but did not want him to pursue a music career. “He told me that music was a great hobby. He got me a wonderful professional accordion for my Bar Mitzvah, directly from John Molinari, one of the greatest accordionists who ever lived. It was a Guilietti Professional Tone Chamber accordion. That’s the accordion I won Jr. Jazz Champion on in 1966.”

In high school, Jon attended a private boys school in San Francisco. He was a class clown, and when it got to the point where he was going to be expelled, Jon took his accordion and ran away from home. He immersed himself in the San Francisco music scene and started playing organ in several bands. By 1971 he was in a four piece rock group called Hades which shared a rehearsal space with Quicksilver Messenger Service. “I was friends with their manager, Ron Polte, who also managed guitarist John Cipollina. We got to open for his band, Copperhead.”

Jon continued to play gigs in the Bay Area in different configurations, including a few gigs with a young Eddie Money. By this time Jon had become frustrated with the Bay Area scene. One night while playing a biker bar he got into a fight and his band didn’t come to his defense. “That was the last straw. I was angry and I said I wasn’t coming back.”

Jon moved to Boston in 1973 to attend the Berklee School of Music. He also got a gig playing in Boston’s Combat Zone backing up burlesque shows. When Jon saw one of his idols, pianist Keith Jarrett play in New York he told him he was going to Berklee and asked him for advice. “Keith looked me right in the eye and said ‘Berklee can be very dangerous for your music.’ It was like he popped this huge bubble. Years later I came to understand what he was talking about. You have to learn the fundamentals, but the music itself comes from a much deeper place. They can’t teach that, you have to find it yourself.”

When Jon’s teachers began sitting in on his gigs in Boston, he questioned why he was in school if the teachers were coming to play with him. He quit school, moved to Cape Cod and started playing with bandleader Lou Colombo. “He did all the private parties for Tip O’Neill. We played what they used to call the business man’s beat. On the gig it was forbidden to swing. It was like swing cut in half. So if you tried to go with the four, Lou would say, ‘Don’t swing it, don’t swing it.’ He pounded it into my head night after night.”

LATE RENT
In 1981 Jon took a trip to Paris where he broke through his writers block and wrote some of his best music. He returned to New York with his new tunes and started a production company with the idea of getting a record deal for a friend that had played on a #1 hit record. After months of pounding the pavement with no results, Jon realized he had better work on his own music before his money ran out. He took the last of his savings, including his upcoming rent money, and went into the studio to record what came to be known as “The Late Rent Sessions”.

The session had Todd Anderson on tenor sax, Barry Finnerty on guitar, Stephen Ferrone on drums, and Jon on B3. They recorded at Intergalactic, the last studio that John Lennon recorded in. Jon had no luck getting a record deal for his new project, but he did get gigs in New York with his band Jon Hammond and the Late Rent Session Men.

In 1982, Jon found out about public access television and the idea that anyone could produce a show and get it on TV. He started broadcasting on Manhattan’s public station in 1984. “I decided I was going to produce a radio show on TV. The first episodes showed just my tapping foot and my voice. It was a gimmick. We had graphics that were synchronized to go with the music. It worked out well. People dug it.” Within a few weeks, Jon was interviewed and featured in Billboard Magazine. The Jon Hammond Show was considered an alternative to the clips on Cable TV. “MTV was still in its infancy. We had a concept that was revolutionary. My phone started ringing and we were the hot kids on the block.”

LIVING ABROAD
Jon continued to play gigs in New York and produce his TV show. In 1987, he went to his first trade show (NAMM) where he was introduced to Mr. Julio Guilietti, the man who built his accordion. He then began traveling to trade shows and making contacts with musicians and companies around the world, including Hammond Suzuki. “They gave me the Hammond XB-2, the first really powerful portable Hammond organ. Glenn Derringer, one of my all-time heroes, presented it to me. I got one of the first. Paul Shaffer from the Letterman Show got the other. At the time there was only one EXP-100 expression pedal–we had to share the pedal. I used the pedal for my gigs and when Paul needed it I would bring it over to him at 30 Rockefeller Center on my bicycle.”

In the early 90s, when his New York gigs began drying up, Jon was encouraged to go to Germany. “It was a hard time. My father had just died and there were very few gigs. I got the XB-2 organ right when I needed it, so I decided to take a chance. I bought a roundtrip ticket to Frankfurt with an open return. I went with 50 bucks and stayed for a year. When I came back, I had 100 bucks.”

Jon stayed at a friend’s house and played a borrowed accordion on the street until he could get a band together. “I played on the street until my fingers turned blue and would collect enough money to get some fish soup. After about two weeks I got a call—I had put a band together and had 3 gigs coming up. A TV show had heard my story and wanted to do a story on me. At the first gig 19 people came; the second only 15 people came. Then I got the little spot on TV. When I came to the third gig people were lined up down the street. When I walked up I thought they were having an art exhibit. When they said, ‘No, they’re waiting for you.’ I choked up, I couldn’t even talk. So I’ve been playing there every year since. The people in Germany really saved my musical career at a time when very few things were happening for me in New York or San Francisco. I have a really good following in Europe. I keep busy as a musician in the States, playing hospitals and assisted living places, but my band dates I pretty much play overseas.”

Jon’s Late Rent Sessions was eventually released on a German label and received modest airplay. During the 90s he travelled back and forth to Europe, spending a year playing gigs in Paris, and eventually settling in Hamburg. Since then he has released two more albums and has played gigs in Moscow, Shanghai, and Australia. With the help of the internet, Jon is able to produce his TV show anywhere.

PRESENT DAY
In the mid-2000s Jon produced Hammondcast, a radio program for CBS that aired in San Francisco at four in the morning and was rebroadcast before Oakland A’s games. “When the baseball games played in the afternoon, my show would play for about 20 minutes and then it was pre-empted. I had a lot of fun with that.” His guests included Danny Glover, Barry Melton from Country Joe & the Fish, and many local people. “It took me awhile to figure out that I had permission to broadcast anything I wanted. I could play the London Philharmonic or Stevie Wonder. My tag line was ‘Hello, Hello, Hello! Wake up or go back to sleep…’”

Today, Jon continues to visit tradeshows and is determined to keep doing everything he does as long as he can. “I made a pact with my longtime co-producer, guitarist Joe Berger, that we are going to go to these trade shows until we are little old men with canes.”

Jon has released four CDs

NAMM – JON HAMMOND FUNK UNIT https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit-0

Bullet Point, Programm 2015, Big Band, NDR, #HammondOrgan #CNNiReport #CableTV #LaJazzO #Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Bill Graham Presents’ Peter Barsotti Here in Free Poetry Jam With Organist Jon Hammond Groveland CA

December 23, 2015

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Peter Barsotti And Jon Hammond Free Form Poetry Organ Jam

Bill Graham Presents’ Peter Barsotti Here in Free Poetry Jam With Organist Jon Hammond Groveland CA

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/wig6wIaQivI

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1258767

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/134074851

by Jon Hammond

Published July 20, 2015
Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Topics Peter Barsotti, Bill Graham Presents, Grateful Dead, #DeadHeads Poetry Jam, Groveland CA, The Iron Door Saloon, Golf Tournament, Eddie Money, Bettike Barsotti, #HammondOrgan Jon Hammond

Groveland California — Peter Barsotti and Jon Hammond Free Form Poetry Organ Jam – October 28, 2003 – dedicated to Bettike Barsotti and The Barsotti Family, The Iron Door Saloon Team, BGP Bill Graham Presents & Grateful Dead extended Family and some of the worst golf players I ever saw Eddie Money and the boys, but raised money for Tioga High School folks – in memory of Peter & Bettike Barsotti, Honorable Judge Mario and Mrs. Barsotti – sincerely, Jon Hammond – Keep the Spirit! http://www.HammondCast.com – keywords: Peter Barsotti, Bettike Barsotti, The Iron Door Saloon, Grateful Dead, Bill Graham Presents, Lazarus, #HammondOrgan #Poetry Eddie Money, Tioga High School, Golf Tournament

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260328

Jon Hammond Show cable access TV show broadcast for 03/28/2015, Jon’s band performing in jazzkeller Frankfurt original composition “Get Back in The Groove” – exclusive footage from Jon Hammond Show of the late great Dave Van Ronk followed by radio interview footage with Alan Pasqua and Jon Hammond just before Alan’s concert with Allan Holdsworth recorded for DVD, then never-before-seen footage Jon filmed of Michael Brecker, the late great jazz tenor saxophonist in performance with Barry Finnerty’s band in Michael’s club Seventh Avenue South he co-owned with his brother Randy Brecker in Greenwich Village – wrapping up the show, a wonderful segment of Joe Franklin on mic with Jon Hammond, Joe Franklin was the King of Radio & TV

Jon’s archive http://kyouradio.org/music-15.html

“Head Phone” with Marc Baum on tenor sax, recorded at Victor Owens’ DIGISONIC STUDIOS in Berkeley California, “Canonball ’99…one more time!” from “Hammond’s Bolero” album with introduction by Corey James of Red Jazz on KYOU Radio San Francisco.
HammondCast 8 goes from Moscow Russia to Harlem with special guests Igor Butman (sax), Eduard Zizak (drums) Jon Hammond (organ) live at Le Club in Moscow Russia.

*Photo in Showmans Lounge circa 1990, Jon Hammond at the B3 organ with Cindy Blackman (now Cindy Blackman Santana) Wallace Roney, Gary Bartz, Charlie Epps

In Harlem at Showmans Lounge the legendary organ lounge on 125th St. with Cindy Blackman (drums, Wallace Roney (trumpet), Gary Bartz (sax), Charlie Epps (guitar) & Percy France announcing.

The mystery continues…who is the ‘child’ who’s not a child anymore? I checked with
Lawrence Ferlinghetti and he thought it was Sylvia Beach Whitman daughter of the late great George Whitman and now manager of Shakespeare and Company shop in St. Michel Paris – but the folks at Shakespeare and Company say no that’s not Sylvia – one of my best photos! I shot it with my (then new) Nikon F3 with motor, my first trip to Europe – Jon Hammond *anybody who knows or knows who the (then) child is give me a shout – JH ©JON HAMMOND International

*Note: George Whitman was the founder of Shakespeare and Company book shop at Ground Zero Paris across the street from the famous Notre Dame
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Whitman
George Whitman (December 12, 1913 – December 14, 2011) was the proprietor of the Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris, which continues to be a popular tourist attraction.[1][2] He was a contemporary of such Beat poets as Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg.
Whitman was born in East Orange, New Jersey, United States, and while he was still an infant the family moved to Salem, Massachusetts.[3][4] In 2006 Whitman was awarded the “Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” medal by the French government for his contribution to the arts over the previous fifty years.
Born December 12, 1913
East Orange, New Jersey, United States
Died December 14, 2011 (aged 98)
Paris, France
Occupation Proprietor
Children Sylvia Beach Whitman

Whitman founded his bookstore in 1951 and named it Le Mistral, then later named it after Sylvia Beach’s earlier Paris bookstore “Shakespeare and Company”.[6] His shop, located at 37 rue de la Bûcherie in Paris, was opened in August 1951 (two years before a sister bookshop City Lights was opened in San Francisco by Lawrence Ferlinghetti) by George Whitman with an inheritance from his aunt. He called the shop “Le Mistral” after his first French girlfriend. From the very first night he allowed travellers, young writers, poets and artists to lodge in exchange for a hand in cleaning the shop, building shelves and selling books. Sylvia Beach, whose famous shop was on 12, rue de l’Odéon, was still in Paris and came to Le Mistral to see the writers of the new generation, whom Anaïs Nin called Xerox artists,[citation needed] read aloud their new work. Whitman modeled his shop after Sylvia Beach’s and, in 1958 while dining with George, she publicly announced that she was handing the name to him for his bookshop.[7] As it was the only free English-language lending library in Paris, the Beats who arrived at the Beat Hotel on rue Git-le-Coeur quickly found their way to the small bookshop and made a place for themselves there. In 1962, Sylvia Beach died, willing to Whitman a good deal of her private books and the rights to the name Shakespeare and Company. In 1964, Le Mistral was renamed Shakespeare and Company.

From 1978-1981, a group of American and Canadian expatriates ran a literary journal out of the upstairs library, called Paris Voices. The editor-in-chief was Kenneth R. Timmerman and the editorial team included Canadian Antanas Sileika among others. Timmerman went on to become a novelist and political writer in the USA and Sileika went on to be a Canadian novelist. The journal hosted readings that attracted aspiring literary travelers as well as a scattering of voices from the past such as the beat poet Ted Joans and the journalist Jack Belden.

Whitman named his daughter, born in 1981, after his bibliophilic predecessor; Sylvia Whitman took over the running of the shop in 2003 at age 22.[8]

Whitman allowed young travellers to stay in the residential quarters of his rue de la Bûcherie premises (particularly, but not exclusively, published writers). Residents were also required to read a book a day during their stay–two days could be allowed for particularly long books–and were also required to work for two hours to contribute to the running of the shop. [9] All Whitman asked of his guests is to provide a short “biography” and photograph and work a short period in the shop. On Sunday mornings he traditionally cooked his guests a pancake breakfast, brewing up a thin ersatz “syrup” out of some burnt sugar and water.

Shakespeare & Co Books, Paris, 2011.
Whitman was the subject of a documentary titled Portrait of a Bookstore as an Old Man by Gonzague Pichelin and Benjamin Sutherland broadcast on The Sundance Channel in fall 2005. At the end of the film, Whitman trimmed his hair using the flame of a candle, set his hair on fire, and then doused it.

On Wednesday, September 26, 2007, journalist Gerry Hadden’s story on George Whitman, his daughter Sylvia Beach Whitman, and Shakespeare & Company aired on NPR’s The World (a co-production of the BBC, Public Radio International (PRI), and the Boston radio station WGBH).
#CNNiReport

Whitman died on December 14, 2011, at age 98,[12] at home in the apartment above his bookshop, Shakespeare and Company, in Paris. He is buried in the Père Lachaise Cemetery in the east of Paris.

http://www.HammondCast.com – Jon Hammond

Eddie Money on HammondCast http://blog.sfgate.com/jon-hammond/2015/12/20/eddie-money-on-hammondcast-jon-hammonds-journal-kyou-radio-dot-org/ #EddieMoney – *LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: Eddie Money on HammondCast

Jon’s archive http://kyouradio.org/music-11.html KYOU Radio dot org

My old friend Eddie Money steppin’ up to the mic on Jon Hammond Show – photos: Remembering Eddie Sorenson (center):

Great to see my friend Nello Gabrielloni in Italy! King of All Accordions! http://www.accordions-agenziaitalia.com

Tutto quanto può servire per la fisarmonica ! – Jon Hammond – Fisarmonica, Nello is the King, a lifetime of best hand-built accordions keeping the fine Italian quality tradition. ‪#‎fisarmonica‬ ‪#‎accordion‬

McLaren 650S Spider sighted – Jon Hammond
http://cars.mclaren.com/650S-spider
McLaren Automotive – The Official Page
MSRP: From $265,500
MPG: 16 city / 22 highway
Horsepower: 641 HP
Coupe:
From $265,500
Convertible:
From $280,225
#McLaren

“The McLaren 650S is a supercar designed and manufactured by McLaren Automotive. It was announced in February 2014 as a new model, but based on the existing McLaren MP4-12C with 25% new parts,[1] and was formally unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.[2]
The 650S shares the MP4-12C’s Carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer chassis, and is powered by the same McLaren M838T 3.8-litre V8, twin-turbo engine, but now developing 641 bhp (478 kW; 650 PS) and 500 lb·ft (680 N·m) of torque.[3] Power is transmitted to the wheels through a seven-speed near instantaneous shift dual-clutch gearbox.[4]
The 650S has a claimed top speed of 333 km/h (207 mph), and can accelerate from 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in 3 seconds and from 0–200 km/h (0–124 mph) in 8.4 seconds.

First announced in March 2013, the 650S Spider is a convertible version of the 650S. It weighs 40 kilograms (88 lb) more than the coupe, but it offers nearly identical performance. It can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 3 seconds and has a top speed of 204 mph.[6] Up to 25 percent of the parts are new compared to the McLaren 12C Spider.
In September 2014, McLaren launched an additional model to the range, the McLaren 625C, available in both coupe and roadster versions initially aimed at specific markets in the South Asia Pacific region.[7]
Powered by the same 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, but with a reduced power output of 616 bhp (459 kW; 625 PS). The 625C is fitted with new dampers and a revised suspension setup, including softer spring rates. Braking is by cast-iron discs instead of the carbon fibre-ceramic units fitted to the 650S. Top speed remains the same as the 650S but acceleration 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) is slightly slower at 3.1 seconds
A McLaren 650S Le Mans was revealed in early 2015 to commemorate McLaren’s inaugural win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1995. This edition marks McLaren’s 20th anniversary since this important win – it was also their first entry ever at Le Mans where five McLaren F1 GTRs finished 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 13th.
Developed by McLaren Special Operations, the McLaren 650S Le Mans is limited to 50 units all in coupe variants. It is inspired by the No.59 McLaren F1 GTR that won the 1995 Le Mans. Hence the 650S Le Mans is finished in a metallic Sarthe Grey exterior color and fitted with ‘Le Mans Edition’ lightweight wheels. Other distinct features from the entry 650S model include a functional roof-mounted engine induction ‘snorkel’ and subtle louvres on the front wings.
A version of the 650S based on the Can-Am series is offered in a limited production run of 50 vehicles.
The McLaren 675LT (where “LT” stands for Long Tail) is a lightweight, track-focused evolution of the McLaren 650S.[11] It was announced in February 2015 and introduced at the Geneva Motor Show 2015 .
As with the 650S, the 675LT makes use of single-piece carbon fibre monocell weighing 75 kg (165 lb), and carbon fibre use in the vehicle is increased in order to further minimise weight and increase rigidity. The 675LT is supplied with new carbon ceramic brake discs to increase braking performance over the 650S. Disc sizes are 394 mm at the front and 380 mm at the rear. Six-piston calipers grip the front discs with four-piston caliper used for the rears. Braking performance is also aided by the air brake ability of the new rear wing…”

Lawrence Fredson, Kunio Miyauchi and Michael Grazioso like this

Paid my dues, member in good standing AFM Local 6 Musicians Union!
Jon Hammond 116, Ninth Street San Francisco CA
https://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/ – Musicians Union Local 6
“Every time I see a musician walking down the street I say, ‘Hey, where’s the gig?’ Because it doesn’t matter what kind of music you play, if you’re carrying an instrument–going to a rehearsal, or coming back from a repair shop, whatever it is–we all need our gigs. And that’s what the union is all about. Hopefully, we can all keep working and be supportive of everybody’s gigs. There’s room for everybody.” — with AFM Local 6 at Musicians Union Local 6

I played the “Wedding March” for these folks, I don’t know the names of the nuptials couple, all are welcome! Dinner for homeless, good cooking by Girl Scouts at St. Mary’s 1111 Gough Street San Francisco downstairs – Jon Hammond

Steven Rosenfeld: “Good for you Jon! And better for them!”

KYOU Radio Dot Org HammondCast 19 Jon Tells The Famous Air Cleaner Story from Jazzkeller​
http://jonhammondband.com/blog.html/kyou_radio_dot_org_hammondcast_19_jon_tells_the_famous_air_cleaner_story_from_jazzkeller/
*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: HammondCast 19 Jon’s archive http://kyouradio.org/music-26.html HammondCast 19 starts out in Frankfurt Germany recording in AFN Europe​ Headquarters on one big tube microphone featuring Hungarian tenor saxophone star Tony Lakatos​, now a member of the hr-Bigband . And a slow rainy day Blues featuring guitarist Joe Berger​ and Ray Grappone​ drums, Jon Hammond​ on the XB-2 organ and covering the bass. Also a 35 year-old recording of my old rock band HADES..

musikmesse​ Warm Up Party 2016 will be Tuesday April 6 in the famous jazzkeller folks – Jon Hammond Band​

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

Location:
NAMM Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort Acoustic Stage
Jon Hammond Funk Unit

Event Date:
Thursday, January 21, 2016 – 9:00pm to 9:40pm
Genre:
Rock
Website:
http://www.jonhammondband.com
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband
Add to Calendar
https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit-0
Artist Info
Jon
Jon Hammond
Organ / Organist Leader
Joe
Joe Berger
guitar / guitarist

#TheNAMMShow #HammondOrgan #NAMM #Sheraton – The NAMM Show

Event Date:
Thursday, January 21, 2016 – 9:00pm to 9:40pm
Add to Calendar

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/TinosHammondOrgan80thAnniversaryFilmDocumentaryTrailer

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1263982

Youtube https://youtu.be/2AX5CRnBWkA

Producer Tino’s Hammond Organ 80th Anniversary Film Documentary Trailer: Tino Pavlis – by Jon Hammond

Published August 13, 2015
Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
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

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/48MinuteDocumentaryJazzMovieBigBandWithOrganistJonHammond

by Jon Hammond

48 minute Documentary movie of Tuesday night session at Friends Seminary School in Manhattan, 5 original compositions!
“Head Phone” by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson
“Lydia’s Tune” by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson
“Late Rent” by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson
“Pocket Funk” by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson
“Have a Nice Day Blues” by Todd Anderson arranged by Todd Anderson
*Note: Tenor Saxophonist Arranger Todd Anderson was Jon Hammond’s teacher for Arranging and Compostion at Berklee College of Music in Boston MA in 1973. 10 years later they recorded this music for TV Show “The Jon Hammond Show” still on TV every week for 32 years, the recording session went down at Intergalactic Recording Studios where John Lennon did some of his last recording dates. The big band here is presided over by Professor Bob Rosen in charge of the music program at Friends Seminary School on Manhattan’s East Side, 230 year old school K – 12th grade. Top sight reading musicians gather weekly – more info: http://www.HammondCast.com ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP / BMI

Photographs Courtesy of Elmar Lemes

Youtube https://youtu.be/2mcykc-OHTg

Bill Graham Presents, Poetry Jam, Peter Barsotti, Jon Hammond, #Poetry #BGP #HammondOrgan #CNNiReport

NAMM Warm Up Party Jammer Jon Hammond HammondCast 8 KYOU Radio Dot Org

December 22, 2015

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: HammondCast 8

Jon’s archive http://kyouradio.org/music-15.html

“Head Phone” with Marc Baum on tenor sax, recorded at Victor Owens’ DIGISONIC STUDIOS in Berkeley California, “Canonball ’99…one more time!” from “Hammond’s Bolero” album with introduction by Corey James of Red Jazz on KYOU Radio San Francisco.
HammondCast 8 goes from Moscow Russia to Harlem with special guests Igor Butman (sax), Eduard Zizak (drums) Jon Hammond (organ) live at Le Club in Moscow Russia.

*Photo in Showmans Lounge circa 1990, Jon Hammond at the B3 organ with Cindy Blackman (now Cindy Blackman Santana) Wallace Roney, Gary Bartz, Charlie Epps

In Harlem at Showmans Lounge the legendary organ lounge on 125th St. with Cindy Blackman (drums, Wallace Roney (trumpet), Gary Bartz (sax), Charlie Epps (guitar) & Percy France announcing.

The mystery continues…who is the ‘child’ who’s not a child anymore? I checked with
Lawrence Ferlinghetti and he thought it was Sylvia Beach Whitman daughter of the late great George Whitman and now manager of Shakespeare and Company shop in St. Michel Paris – but the folks at Shakespeare and Company say no that’s not Sylvia – one of my best photos! I shot it with my (then new) Nikon F3 with motor, my first trip to Europe – Jon Hammond *anybody who knows or knows who the (then) child is give me a shout – JH ©JON HAMMOND International

*Note: George Whitman was the founder of Shakespeare and Company book shop at Ground Zero Paris across the street from the famous Notre Dame
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Whitman
George Whitman (December 12, 1913 – December 14, 2011) was the proprietor of the Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris, which continues to be a popular tourist attraction.[1][2] He was a contemporary of such Beat poets as Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg.
Whitman was born in East Orange, New Jersey, United States, and while he was still an infant the family moved to Salem, Massachusetts.[3][4] In 2006 Whitman was awarded the “Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” medal by the French government for his contribution to the arts over the previous fifty years.
Born December 12, 1913
East Orange, New Jersey, United States
Died December 14, 2011 (aged 98)
Paris, France
Occupation Proprietor
Children Sylvia Beach Whitman

Whitman founded his bookstore in 1951 and named it Le Mistral, then later named it after Sylvia Beach’s earlier Paris bookstore “Shakespeare and Company”.[6] His shop, located at 37 rue de la Bûcherie in Paris, was opened in August 1951 (two years before a sister bookshop City Lights was opened in San Francisco by Lawrence Ferlinghetti) by George Whitman with an inheritance from his aunt. He called the shop “Le Mistral” after his first French girlfriend. From the very first night he allowed travellers, young writers, poets and artists to lodge in exchange for a hand in cleaning the shop, building shelves and selling books. Sylvia Beach, whose famous shop was on 12, rue de l’Odéon, was still in Paris and came to Le Mistral to see the writers of the new generation, whom Anaïs Nin called Xerox artists,[citation needed] read aloud their new work. Whitman modeled his shop after Sylvia Beach’s and, in 1958 while dining with George, she publicly announced that she was handing the name to him for his bookshop.[7] As it was the only free English-language lending library in Paris, the Beats who arrived at the Beat Hotel on rue Git-le-Coeur quickly found their way to the small bookshop and made a place for themselves there. In 1962, Sylvia Beach died, willing to Whitman a good deal of her private books and the rights to the name Shakespeare and Company. In 1964, Le Mistral was renamed Shakespeare and Company.

From 1978-1981, a group of American and Canadian expatriates ran a literary journal out of the upstairs library, called Paris Voices. The editor-in-chief was Kenneth R. Timmerman and the editorial team included Canadian Antanas Sileika among others. Timmerman went on to become a novelist and political writer in the USA and Sileika went on to be a Canadian novelist. The journal hosted readings that attracted aspiring literary travelers as well as a scattering of voices from the past such as the beat poet Ted Joans and the journalist Jack Belden.

Whitman named his daughter, born in 1981, after his bibliophilic predecessor; Sylvia Whitman took over the running of the shop in 2003 at age 22.[8]

Whitman allowed young travellers to stay in the residential quarters of his rue de la Bûcherie premises (particularly, but not exclusively, published writers). Residents were also required to read a book a day during their stay–two days could be allowed for particularly long books–and were also required to work for two hours to contribute to the running of the shop. [9] All Whitman asked of his guests is to provide a short “biography” and photograph and work a short period in the shop. On Sunday mornings he traditionally cooked his guests a pancake breakfast, brewing up a thin ersatz “syrup” out of some burnt sugar and water.

Shakespeare & Co Books, Paris, 2011.
Whitman was the subject of a documentary titled Portrait of a Bookstore as an Old Man by Gonzague Pichelin and Benjamin Sutherland broadcast on The Sundance Channel in fall 2005. At the end of the film, Whitman trimmed his hair using the flame of a candle, set his hair on fire, and then doused it.

On Wednesday, September 26, 2007, journalist Gerry Hadden’s story on George Whitman, his daughter Sylvia Beach Whitman, and Shakespeare & Company aired on NPR’s The World (a co-production of the BBC, Public Radio International (PRI), and the Boston radio station WGBH).
#CNNiReport

Whitman died on December 14, 2011, at age 98,[12] at home in the apartment above his bookshop, Shakespeare and Company, in Paris. He is buried in the Père Lachaise Cemetery in the east of Paris.

http://www.HammondCast.com – Jon Hammond

Eddie Money on HammondCast http://blog.sfgate.com/jon-hammond/2015/12/20/eddie-money-on-hammondcast-jon-hammonds-journal-kyou-radio-dot-org/ #EddieMoney – *LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: Eddie Money on HammondCast

Jon’s archive http://kyouradio.org/music-11.html KYOU Radio dot org

My old friend Eddie Money steppin’ up to the mic on Jon Hammond Show – photos: Remembering Eddie Sorenson (center):

Great to see my friend Nello Gabrielloni in Italy! King of All Accordions! http://www.accordions-agenziaitalia.com

Tutto quanto può servire per la fisarmonica ! – Jon Hammond – Fisarmonica, Nello is the King, a lifetime of best hand-built accordions keeping the fine Italian quality tradition. ‪#‎fisarmonica‬ ‪#‎accordion‬

McLaren 650S Spider sighted – Jon Hammond
http://cars.mclaren.com/650S-spider
McLaren Automotive – The Official Page
MSRP: From $265,500
MPG: 16 city / 22 highway
Horsepower: 641 HP
Coupe:
From $265,500
Convertible:
From $280,225
#McLaren

“The McLaren 650S is a supercar designed and manufactured by McLaren Automotive. It was announced in February 2014 as a new model, but based on the existing McLaren MP4-12C with 25% new parts,[1] and was formally unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.[2]
The 650S shares the MP4-12C’s Carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer chassis, and is powered by the same McLaren M838T 3.8-litre V8, twin-turbo engine, but now developing 641 bhp (478 kW; 650 PS) and 500 lb·ft (680 N·m) of torque.[3] Power is transmitted to the wheels through a seven-speed near instantaneous shift dual-clutch gearbox.[4]
The 650S has a claimed top speed of 333 km/h (207 mph), and can accelerate from 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in 3 seconds and from 0–200 km/h (0–124 mph) in 8.4 seconds.

First announced in March 2013, the 650S Spider is a convertible version of the 650S. It weighs 40 kilograms (88 lb) more than the coupe, but it offers nearly identical performance. It can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 3 seconds and has a top speed of 204 mph.[6] Up to 25 percent of the parts are new compared to the McLaren 12C Spider.
In September 2014, McLaren launched an additional model to the range, the McLaren 625C, available in both coupe and roadster versions initially aimed at specific markets in the South Asia Pacific region.[7]
Powered by the same 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, but with a reduced power output of 616 bhp (459 kW; 625 PS). The 625C is fitted with new dampers and a revised suspension setup, including softer spring rates. Braking is by cast-iron discs instead of the carbon fibre-ceramic units fitted to the 650S. Top speed remains the same as the 650S but acceleration 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) is slightly slower at 3.1 seconds
A McLaren 650S Le Mans was revealed in early 2015 to commemorate McLaren’s inaugural win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1995. This edition marks McLaren’s 20th anniversary since this important win – it was also their first entry ever at Le Mans where five McLaren F1 GTRs finished 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 13th.
Developed by McLaren Special Operations, the McLaren 650S Le Mans is limited to 50 units all in coupe variants. It is inspired by the No.59 McLaren F1 GTR that won the 1995 Le Mans. Hence the 650S Le Mans is finished in a metallic Sarthe Grey exterior color and fitted with ‘Le Mans Edition’ lightweight wheels. Other distinct features from the entry 650S model include a functional roof-mounted engine induction ‘snorkel’ and subtle louvres on the front wings.
A version of the 650S based on the Can-Am series is offered in a limited production run of 50 vehicles.
The McLaren 675LT (where “LT” stands for Long Tail) is a lightweight, track-focused evolution of the McLaren 650S.[11] It was announced in February 2015 and introduced at the Geneva Motor Show 2015 .
As with the 650S, the 675LT makes use of single-piece carbon fibre monocell weighing 75 kg (165 lb), and carbon fibre use in the vehicle is increased in order to further minimise weight and increase rigidity. The 675LT is supplied with new carbon ceramic brake discs to increase braking performance over the 650S. Disc sizes are 394 mm at the front and 380 mm at the rear. Six-piston calipers grip the front discs with four-piston caliper used for the rears. Braking performance is also aided by the air brake ability of the new rear wing…”

Lawrence Fredson, Kunio Miyauchi and Michael Grazioso like this

Paid my dues, member in good standing AFM Local 6 Musicians Union!
Jon Hammond 116, Ninth Street San Francisco CA
https://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/ – Musicians Union Local 6
“Every time I see a musician walking down the street I say, ‘Hey, where’s the gig?’ Because it doesn’t matter what kind of music you play, if you’re carrying an instrument–going to a rehearsal, or coming back from a repair shop, whatever it is–we all need our gigs. And that’s what the union is all about. Hopefully, we can all keep working and be supportive of everybody’s gigs. There’s room for everybody.” — with AFM Local 6 at Musicians Union Local 6

I played the “Wedding March” for these folks, I don’t know the names of the nuptials couple, all are welcome! Dinner for homeless, good cooking by Girl Scouts at St. Mary’s 1111 Gough Street San Francisco downstairs – Jon Hammond

Steven Rosenfeld: “Good for you Jon! And better for them!”

KYOU Radio Dot Org HammondCast 19 Jon Tells The Famous Air Cleaner Story from Jazzkeller​
http://jonhammondband.com/blog.html/kyou_radio_dot_org_hammondcast_19_jon_tells_the_famous_air_cleaner_story_from_jazzkeller/
*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: HammondCast 19 Jon’s archive http://kyouradio.org/music-26.html HammondCast 19 starts out in Frankfurt Germany recording in AFN Europe​ Headquarters on one big tube microphone featuring Hungarian tenor saxophone star Tony Lakatos​, now a member of the hr-Bigband . And a slow rainy day Blues featuring guitarist Joe Berger​ and Ray Grappone​ drums, Jon Hammond​ on the XB-2 organ and covering the bass. Also a 35 year-old recording of my old rock band HADES..

musikmesse​ Warm Up Party 2016 will be Tuesday April 6 in the famous jazzkeller folks – Jon Hammond Band​

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

Location:
NAMM Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort Acoustic Stage
Jon Hammond Funk Unit

Event Date:
Thursday, January 21, 2016 – 9:00pm to 9:40pm
Genre:
Rock
Website:
http://www.jonhammondband.com
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband
Add to Calendar
https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit-0
Artist Info
Jon
Jon Hammond
Organ / Organist Leader
Joe
Joe Berger
guitar / guitarist

#TheNAMMShow #HammondOrgan #NAMM #Sheraton – The NAMM Show

Event Date:
Thursday, January 21, 2016 – 9:00pm to 9:40pm
Add to Calendar

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/TinosHammondOrgan80thAnniversaryFilmDocumentaryTrailer

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1263982

Youtube https://youtu.be/2AX5CRnBWkA

Producer Tino’s Hammond Organ 80th Anniversary Film Documentary Trailer: Tino Pavlis – by Jon Hammond

Published August 13, 2015
Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
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

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/48MinuteDocumentaryJazzMovieBigBandWithOrganistJonHammond

by Jon Hammond

48 minute Documentary movie of Tuesday night session at Friends Seminary School in Manhattan, 5 original compositions!
“Head Phone” by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson
“Lydia’s Tune” by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson
“Late Rent” by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson
“Pocket Funk” by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson
“Have a Nice Day Blues” by Todd Anderson arranged by Todd Anderson
*Note: Tenor Saxophonist Arranger Todd Anderson was Jon Hammond’s teacher for Arranging and Compostion at Berklee College of Music in Boston MA in 1973. 10 years later they recorded this music for TV Show “The Jon Hammond Show” still on TV every week for 32 years, the recording session went down at Intergalactic Recording Studios where John Lennon did some of his last recording dates. The big band here is presided over by Professor Bob Rosen in charge of the music program at Friends Seminary School on Manhattan’s East Side, 230 year old school K – 12th grade. Top sight reading musicians gather weekly – more info: http://www.HammondCast.com ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP / BMI

Photographs Courtesy of Elmar Lemes

Youtube https://youtu.be/2mcykc-OHTg

NAMM Show, Warm Up Party, Homeless Dinner, #Music #TheNAMMShow #CNNiReport #HammondOrgan

Eddie Money on HammondCast Jon Hammond’s Journal KYOU Radio Dot Org

December 20, 2015

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: Eddie Money on HammondCast

Jon’s archive http://kyouradio.org/music-11.html KYOU Radio dot org

My old friend Eddie Money steppin’ up to the mic on Jon Hammond Show – photos: Remembering Eddie Sorensen (center):

On JFK Aircraft Carrier with “Just Jill” Jill Nicolini on PIX TV – Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond and Eddie Money on top of the Empire State Building on very cold day

Eddie Money, Julian Money, Laurie Money in taxi cab on 42nd Street – Jon Hammond

Eddie with Prevost tour bus – Jon Hammond

Eddie Money with his daughter Jesse Money – Jon Hammond

Jon’s Journal http://jonhammondband.com/music-121.html

HammondCast 104 for KYOU Radio 1550 AM, with special guest: BERNARD PURDIE at the mic and the drums with Jon, he recounts how he began until now and a live performance in Emeryville CA. Jon Hammond’s old rock band HADES 1971 recording live in Provo Park Berkeley and an exclusive recording with EDDIE MONEY
Jumping over to Hamburg Germany, at ‘Music Club Live’, Funk, Soul and Blues for the Night People! ©2007 *official site: http://www.HammondCast.com 45 minutes

NO MSG – L to R Stephen Page, Jon Hammond, Jon Russell – KYOU Radio and KYCY 1550 AM #CNNiReport

Showtime! – Penzlin Burginnenhof Landesjugendjazzorchester MV Jon Hammond Jazzorgel – High Definition Movie
http://jonhammondband.com/blog.html/showtime__penzlin_burginnenhof_landesjugendjazzorchester_mv_jon_hammond_jazzorgel__high_definition_movie/
*WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: Showtime! – Penzlin Burginnenhof Landesjugendjazzorchester MV Jon Hammond​ Jazzorgel – High Definition Movie Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/PenzlinBurginnenhofLandesjugendjazzorchesterMVJonHammondJazzorgel1 Penzlin, Germany — Showtime!

My 1965 Blackface Fender Band-Master head on the bench, great amp for everything! – Jon Hammond

Good looking Cheesecake at Paris Baguette shop! – Millbrae CA
Jon Hammond

AghaRTA Prague Jazz Festival in AghaRTA Jazz Centrum, Prague – Jon Hammond

It was fun being on-the-air with Jesse Chuy Varela at Kcsm Jazz 91.1 FM – some real nice Sennheiser MD 421 microphones in the studio, one of my favorite mics to broadcast on –

Jon Hammond — with Jesse Chuy Varela at KCSM Jazz 91

Heinz Lichius’ first New York gig – L to R Joe Berger g., Heinz Lichius d. Jon Hammond o. – Cleopatra’s Needle club NYC #CNNiReport

— with Joe Berger and Heinz Lichius at Cleopatra’s Needle

Jazzkeller action shot a few years ago maybe 1992, the cable coming out of my organ on the left was my lucky glow-in-the-dark Whirlwind cable I used for 35 years before it finally disintegrated – my friends at Whirlwind tried to fix it but it couldn’t be fixed, original military plugs – it served me well! –

Jon Hammond — at JazzKeller

Bruno’s – Ron Smith d.
Charles McNeal t.s.
Jon Hammond o.

— at Bruno’s Nightclub

Shoreline Amphitheatre – L to R Barry Finnerty, Larry Schneider, James Preston, Marc the sound man, Jon Hammond front
Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men — with Barry Finnerty, Larry Schneider and James Preston

at Shoreline Amphitheatre At Mountain View

Joe Berger on the dusty trail with John Entwistle a few years ago – Jon Hammond

— with Joe Berger at Slim’s

Special Lunch Show in front of San Francisco City Hall
Jon Hammond organ
James Preston drums
Steve Campos flugelhorn
Harvey Wainapel tenor
Barry Finnerty guitar

— with Steve Campos, Barry Finnerty and James Preston at San Francisco City Hall

Studio 1 NDR Info – Jon Hammond

— at NDR

Thanksgiving with the late great Joe Franklin – Joe fed a lot of folks at the old Show World on 42nd & Eighth, including myself! – Jon Hammond
VIDEO: https://youtu.be/b_-mYcrxtTo

*some comments:
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jjm1965 7 years ago
I saw Joe Franklin at a show at Danbury Municipal Airport in the early 1980s (Tiny Tim was there , too). Very funny guy. What a wealth of knowledge on pop music from the first half of the 20th century. Truly a national tresure.
-Martin Paints: It ain’t just paints.

Good news: The gig comes with dinner!

Jon Hammond et Boris Blanchet, Amaury Blanchard – Paris
‪#‎CNNiReport‬

Bruno’s Lounge – Jon Hammond

Bruno’s Mission District San Francisco CA

Just about to get on the bus – no Air Conditioning on this one!
Jon Hammond

Regione Marche​ — Great to see my friend Nello Gabrielloni in Italy! King of All Accordions! http://www.accordions-agenziaitalia.com
Tutto quanto può servire per la fisarmonica !

L’esperienza di quattro generazioni nel mondo della fisarmonica è la testimonianza del nostro amore per questo strumento:
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Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/OnAirWithJazzboCollinsAndYoshisJonHammondBandFeb.91994

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1268257

Youtube https://youtu.be/Hjw0_uLg8-E

Facebook Video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/vb.133709526657853/1122434651118664/?type=3&theater

by Jon Hammond

Published September 2, 2015
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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

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

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1266743

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10152982546567102/?l=1292399109873475047

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

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

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HammondCast 9 KYOU Radio Dot Org Jon Hammond’s Journal

December 20, 2015

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: HammondCast 9

Jon’s archive http://kyouradio.org/music-16.html KYOU Radio Dot Org

This show was recorded just prior to Jon Hammond departing to Shanghai China to appear 4th consecutive year at the “Music China” international trade show and nightly shows in the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Check back in the “News” area for information how to tune in on your computer!

This show features Bay Area musicians from AFM Local 6 Musicians Union, bandleader Jon Hammond Band in a live recording of at Pete Escovedo’s “Mr. E’s” nightclub (in the horn section: Steve Campos flugelhorn, Bennett Friedman tenor saxophoe) in Berkeley CA after returning from 5 years in Europe. Also selections from Jon’s album “Hammond’s Bolero”: “Six Year Itch”, “Tribute to 9/11-medley: America the Beautiful & Get Back in the Groove” and Mr. Hammond’s theme song: “Late Rent” from his album entitled Late Rent on the Ham-Berger-Friz Records label

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McLaren 650S Spider sighted – Jon Hammond
http://cars.mclaren.com/650S-spider
MSRP: From $265,500
MPG: 16 city / 22 highway
Horsepower: 641 HP
Coupe:
From $265,500
Convertible:
From $280,225

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McLaren_650S

The McLaren 650S is a supercar designed and manufactured by McLaren Automotive. It was announced in February 2014 as a new model, but based on the existing McLaren MP4-12C with 25% new parts,[1] and was formally unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.[2]

The 650S shares the MP4-12C’s Carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer chassis, and is powered by the same McLaren M838T 3.8-litre V8, twin-turbo engine, but now developing 641 bhp (478 kW; 650 PS) and 500 lb·ft (680 N·m) of torque.[3] Power is transmitted to the wheels through a seven-speed near instantaneous shift dual-clutch gearbox.[4]

The 650S has a claimed top speed of 333 km/h (207 mph), and can accelerate from 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in 3 seconds and from 0–200 km/h (0–124 mph) in 8.4 seconds.
First announced in March 2013, the 650S Spider is a convertible version of the 650S. It weighs 40 kilograms (88 lb) more than the coupe, but it offers nearly identical performance. It can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 3 seconds and has a top speed of 204 mph.[6] Up to 25 percent of the parts are new compared to the McLaren 12C Spider.
In September 2014, McLaren launched an additional model to the range, the McLaren 625C, available in both coupe and roadster versions initially aimed at specific markets in the South Asia Pacific region.[7]

Powered by the same 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, but with a reduced power output of 616 bhp (459 kW; 625 PS). The 625C is fitted with new dampers and a revised suspension setup, including softer spring rates. Braking is by cast-iron discs instead of the carbon fibre-ceramic units fitted to the 650S. Top speed remains the same as the 650S but acceleration 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) is slightly slower at 3.1 seconds
A McLaren 650S Le Mans was revealed in early 2015 to commemorate McLaren’s inaugural win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1995. This edition marks McLaren’s 20th anniversary since this important win – it was also their first entry ever at Le Mans where five McLaren F1 GTRs finished 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 13th.

Developed by McLaren Special Operations, the McLaren 650S Le Mans is limited to 50 units all in coupe variants. It is inspired by the No.59 McLaren F1 GTR that won the 1995 Le Mans. Hence the 650S Le Mans is finished in a metallic Sarthe Grey exterior color and fitted with ‘Le Mans Edition’ lightweight wheels. Other distinct features from the entry 650S model include a functional roof-mounted engine induction ‘snorkel’ and subtle louvres on the front wings.
A version of the 650S based on the Can-Am series is offered in a limited production run of 50 vehicles.
The McLaren 675LT (where “LT” stands for Long Tail) is a lightweight, track-focused evolution of the McLaren 650S.[11] It was announced in February 2015 and introduced at the Geneva Motor Show 2015 .
As with the 650S, the 675LT makes use of single-piece carbon fibre monocell weighing 75 kg (165 lb), and carbon fibre use in the vehicle is increased in order to further minimise weight and increase rigidity. The 675LT is supplied with new carbon ceramic brake discs to increase braking performance over the 650S. Disc sizes are 394 mm at the front and 380 mm at the rear. Six-piston calipers grip the front discs with four-piston caliper used for the rears. Braking performance is also aided by the air brake ability of the new rear wing.[12]

The 675LT makes use of a new 10-spoke wheel design, each weighing 800 g less than the alloy wheels on the McLaren P1, supplied in a 19-inch front and 20-inch rear fitment.[12]

The new wheels are shod in Pirelli P-Zero Trofeo R track-focused, street-legal tyres which increase grip by up to 6% over the P-Zero Corsa sold with the 650S.
The 675LT utilizes a new rear wing/air brake assembly 50% larger than that used in the 650S, along with a new carbon fibre diffuser and an 80% larger front splitter with sizeable endplates that together increase total downforce by 40%.[13]

New carbon fibre pieces include both the front and rear bumpers as well as front undertray, rear fenders, side intakes and decklid that contribute to the significant weight savings over the 650S.[13] Alcantara is used throughout the interior where carpeting is removed and removal of the air conditioning unit and new carbon fibre race seats together save 26.5 kg (58 lb). 1 millimetre thinner window glass further reduces weight by 3 kg (7 lb). This extreme focus in weight saving results in a dry weight of 1,230 kg (2,712 lb), some 100 kg (220 lb) less than the 650S.
The car is powered by a variation of the M838T 3,799cc twin-turbo V8 petrol engine, producing 675 PS (496 kW; 666 hp) at 7100 rpm and 700 N·m (520 lbf·ft) at 5500 rpm. This is achieved through the addition of new lightweight connecting rods, bespoke camshaft, a electronic recirculation valve and a lightweight titanium exhaust. Also used in the engine are revised turbocharger compressor wheels and an optimised fuel pump.[12]

The 675LT uses the seven-speed automatic dual-clutch gearbox used in the 650S, with improved software reducing the shift time.
The 675LT can accelerate from 0–100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 2.9 seconds and 0–200 km/h (0-124 mph) in 7.9 seconds, continuing to a claimed top speed of 330 km/h (205 mph).
The ‘675’ in the 675LT model name refers to the power output of 675 PS, following the naming scheme started by the McLaren 650S. The LT in the model name is a reference to the “Long Tail” 1997 McLaren F1 GT which was the final incarnation of the F1 road car built to comply with FIA homologation regulations for the 1997 F1 GTR. The F1 GT featured extended front and rear overhangs that produced similar downforce to the previous homologation special, the F1 LM, without the use of a drag-inducing fixed rear wing.

With the forthcoming release of McLaren 675 LT model the number plates 675 LT & 675 MCL were recently sold at 2 DVLA Number Plate auctions for the price of £15,200 & £30,500 respectively.
A convertible variant of the 675LT was revealed online in December 2015. It shares the same 675 PS (496 kW; 666 bhp), 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine as the coupé, but has a folding hardtop roof as seen on the 650S Spider. The 675LT Spider can accelerate from 0–100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 2.9 seconds and 0–200 km/h (0-124 mph) in 8.1 seconds. The top speed is reduced slightly, to 327 km/h (203 mph).
In June 2014, McLaren announced that they would produce a GT3 version of the 650S, either as a new car or as an upgrade for the existing 12C GT3 – which will contest GT3 championships from 2015 onwards.[17]

Changes to the car include a new seven-speed sequential motorsport gearbox; 380 mm ventilated brake discs with six-piston calipers at the front and four-piston units at the rear; a 52 mm wider track; revised suspension geometry and upgraded components. It is distinguished from the road car by larger air intakes and front splitter, and carbon fibre air intakes and a new rear wing.

The 3.8-litre McLaren V8 twin-turbo engine, also used in the 12C-GT3, produces 493 bhp (368 kW; 500 PS), and includes a new ECU to improve turbo boost and gearshifts. The power output is lower than the road going 650S’s due to homologation.

Andrew Kirkaldy, whose CRS Racing team developed the GT3 version of the McLaren MP4-12C, said that they were aiming to develop a version that conforms to the LM GTE regulations at the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans.

California Historical Radio Society – Jon Hammond
Radio Central – California Historical Radio Society – my dues are paid up! http://www.californiahistoricalradio.com

Paid my dues, member in good standing AFM Local 6 Musicians Union!
Jon Hammond 116, Ninth Street San Francisco CA

https://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/ – Musicians Union Local 6
“Every time I see a musician walking down the street I say, ‘Hey, where’s the gig?’ Because it doesn’t matter what kind of music you play, if you’re carrying an instrument–going to a rehearsal, or coming back from a repair shop, whatever it is–we all need our gigs. And that’s what the union is all about. Hopefully, we can all keep working and be supportive of everybody’s gigs. There’s room for everybody.”

Tommy’s Joynt, can’t beat it! – Jon Hammond

I played the “Wedding March” for these folks, I don’t know the names of the nuptials couple, all are welcome! Dinner for homeless, good cooking by Girl Scouts at St. Mary’s 1111 Gough Street San Francisco downstairs – Jon Hammond

KYOU Radio Dot Org HammondCast 19 Jon Tells The Famous Air Cleaner Story from Jazzkeller​
http://jonhammondband.com/blog.html/kyou_radio_dot_org_hammondcast_19_jon_tells_the_famous_air_cleaner_story_from_jazzkeller/
*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: HammondCast 19 Jon’s archive http://kyouradio.org/music-26.html HammondCast 19 starts out in Frankfurt Germany recording in AFN Europe​ Headquarters on one big tube microphone featuring Hungarian tenor saxophone star Tony Lakatos, now a member of the hr-Bigband . And a slow rainy day Blues featuring guitarist Joe Berger​ and Ray Grappone​ drums, Jon Hammond​ on the XB-2 organ and covering the bass. Also a 35 year-old recording of my old rock band HADES..
musikmesse​ Warm Up Party 2016 will be Tuesday April 6 in the famous jazzkeller folks – Jon Hammond Band​

Annual Sam and Jon meeting of the hats photo one year ago!

Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM Holiday Party in the famous Club Room of 802 – NYC

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

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Topics NAMM Show, Lunch set, Bernard Purdie, Jon Hammond, Onions, Funky Jazz, Hercules folding stands, KHS America, Hammond Organ
Photos Courtesy of Lawrence Gay

#‎TheNAMMShow‬ “White Onions” Jon Hammond Funk Unit NAMM Showcase lunch set https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2015/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit
23rd 2015 reprising 1989 Late Rent Sessions recording ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP with special guest Bernard Purdie drums, Leslie J. Carter percussion Jon Hammond organ (original members on record) featuring Koei Tanaka chromatic harmonica from Tokyo Japan Suzuki world star, Joe Berger guitar JJ guitars, Alex Budman tenor saxophone Dom Famularo returning to the NAMM Stage – special thanks NAMM President CEO Joe Lamond, KHS Hercules folding stands –

Location:
NAMM Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort Acoustic Stage
Jon Hammond Funk Unit

Event Date:
Thursday, January 21, 2016 – 9:00pm to 9:40pm
Genre:
Rock
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Jon Hammond
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Joe
Joe Berger
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Event Date:
Thursday, January 21, 2016 – 9:00pm to 9:40pm
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Youtube https://youtu.be/2AX5CRnBWkA

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

Producer Jon Hammond
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.
http://www.HammondCast.com
Programm: “Organ meets Bigband”
Leitung: Michael Leuschner
Samstag, d. 01.08.2015, 20:30 Klostergarten Rostock

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/vb.133709526657853/1105371389491657/?type=3&theater

Youtube https://youtu.be/gX-6UczeyII

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/135785907

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1262828

Leader Michael Leuschner and Jon Hammond with the famous poster for “Organ Meets Bigband” – NDR Jazz archives special arrangements of Steve Gray come back to life here:

Bolero, Homeless, Music, Food, #Radio #HammondOrgan #Jazz #Music

KYOU Radio Dot Org HammondCast 19 Jon Tells The Famous Air Cleaner Story from jazzkeller

December 18, 2015

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Jon’s archive http://kyouradio.org/music-26.html

HammondCast 19 starts out in Frankfurt Germany recording in AFN Europe Headquarters on one big tube microphone featuring Hungarian tenor saxophone star Tony Lakatos, now a member of the hr-Bigband . And a slow rainy day Blues featuring guitarist Joe Berger and Ray Grappone drums, Jon Hammond on the XB-2 organ and covering the bass. Also a 35 year-old recording of my old rock band HADES and a shout out to the bass player Steve Wright who is recuperating from a stroke and heart attack but is now starting to speak again, get better Steve! From there to 1995 recording in Le Bar Bat on W.57th Street NYC playing Jon’s tune “Pocket Funk”. A song I recorded with Eddie Money that is close to Eddie’s heart: “I’ve Been Lovin’ You Too Long” for all the Eddie Money freaks out there. I just saw Eddie in NY and he’s doin’ fine, still touring in a city near you! And finally ending up back in AFN Europe Headquarters playing Jon Hammond’s theme song: “LATE RENT”, dedicated to YOU of KYOU Radio the your Rent will never be Late!
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circa 1971: Hades band, El Cerrito CA

Jon Hammond Band – AFN Headquarters Frankfurt

Eddie Money photo by Jon Hammond at Ed’s tour bus

Jon Hammond with Stephen Page and Jon Russell – KYOU Radio

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

Alpha Jon Hammondhttp://hammondcast.tumblr.com

Add to Calendar: Tuesday April 5, 2016 in the famous jazzkeller Frankfurt – Jon Hammond Band performs at 9PM

Celebrating 30 Years, As Seen On Cable TV 32 Years Jon Hammond Show MNN TV Channel 1 and Streaming Worldwide

FULL HIGH DEFINITION VERSION
29th Year! Jon Hammond’s musikmesse Warm Up Party jazzkeller – Big Special Thanks to my good friend Saray Pastanesi for absolute Masterpiece Birthday & 29th musikmesse Chocolate Chocolate cake!! It was delicious, every morsel was consumed and enjoyed!

Journal Frankfurt http://www.journal-frankfurt.de/journal_news/Kultur-9/My-home-away-from-home-Jon-Hammond-zum-27-Mal-auf-der-Musikmesse-18308.html

MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Jon Hammond zum 27. Mal auf der Musikmesse
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

Jon Hammond – 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

As seen on MNN TV Cable TV Show The Jon Hammond Show 32nd year — Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Topics Journal Frankfurt, Journalkalendar, Jon Hammond, musikmesse, Warm Up Party, Hammond Organs, Frankfurt, Blues, Jazz, Soft News, MNN TV Channel 1 – Jazz Party of The Year! #JazzParty #CNNiReport

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/48MinuteDocumentaryJazzMovieBigBandWithOrganistJonHammond

by Jon Hammond

48 minute Documentary movie of Tuesday night session at Friends Seminary School in Manhattan, 5 original compositions!
“Head Phone” by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson
“Lydia’s Tune” by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson
“Late Rent” by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson
“Pocket Funk” by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson
“Have a Nice Day Blues” by Todd Anderson arranged by Todd Anderson
*Note: Tenor Saxophonist Arranger Todd Anderson was Jon Hammond’s teacher for Arranging and Compostion at Berklee College of Music in Boston MA in 1973. 10 years later they recorded this music for TV Show “The Jon Hammond Show” still on TV every week for 32 years, the recording session went down at Intergalactic Recording Studios where John Lennon did some of his last recording dates. The big band here is presided over by Professor Bob Rosen in charge of the music program at Friends Seminary School on Manhattan’s East Side, 230 year old school K – 12th grade. Top sight reading musicians gather weekly – more info: http://www.HammondCast.com ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP / BMI

Photographs Courtesy of Elmar Lemes

Youtube https://youtu.be/2mcykc-OHTg

these are the names I know at this time – more coming: Mike Campenni drums, Charles Lee a.s., Jim Piela a.s., Bob Rosen t.s., David Zalud trpt., Greg Ruvolo trpt. Todd Anderson t.s., Jon Hammond Hammond Sk1 org., Art Baron trombone, Pat Hall trmb., Alfredo Marques trmb., – entire session documentary ©JON HAMMOND International / Todd Anderson ASCAP / BMI – additional info http://www.HammondCast.com as seen on Manhattan Neighborhood Network Channel 1 community channel and streaming worldwide, late Fri. nights / early Sat. morning at 1:30 AM Eastern Standard Time – Associated Musicians of Greater New York Local 802, Jon is also a dual member of AFM Local 6 Musicians Union San Francisco – the date of this session was October 20, 2015


2nd image – My friend Raul Rekow on the Carlos Santana Band with Carlos onstage there, Alex Ligertwood was on the band then…I shot this in Paris 1981 – Jon Hammond

R.I.P. Eddie Sorenson – Levittown Long Island New York *in middle in this photo, L to R: Jon Hammond, Eddie Sorenson, Eddie Money.

I was in a band with the 2 Eddie’s in 1970-’71, Eddie was an excellent guitarist and vocalist. My deepest condolences go out to the Sorenson Family, Eddie Money and all Eddie’s friends. I have just been informed of this very sad news Eddie Sorenson has died.
Sincerely, Jon
*Photo at BB King’s NYC, either on Eddie’s bus or backstage – JH

Still my favorite version Hammond Organ 80th Anniversary Docu Film International projekt directed by main man Tino Pavlis! From Sandweg in Frankfurt to Hamamatsu Japan, Chicago and Anaheim California folks! – Jon Hammond​
http://blog.sfgate.com/jon-hammond/2015/08/14/tinos-hammond-organ-80th-anniversary-film-documentary-trailer/

Keeping the tradition Tino! and we had a lot of fun, much more coming too! – JH spcl. thanks / dankeschön Joe Berger, Michael Falkenstein, Professor Klaus Maier founder of Hammond Deutschland, musikmesse​, The NAMM Show​, Suzuki Musical Instruments​ Team – International project coming to a theater near you soon! – the sound at the heart of Funk Soul Blues Gospel and don’t forget Classical and Theater Organ – with original music from Jon Hammond Band​ coast to coast and around the world!

Jon Hammond​ Apple iTunes Podcast FEED
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hammondcast-show/id97154584?mt=2
Funk Soul Blues and Soft News – thanks Apple Inc.​

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/r8A9ABjKe6k

“Lydia’s Tune” by Jon Hammond – organ trio session at Eastside Sound Studios with Joe Berger guitar, Lou Holtzman drums, Jon Hammond at the Hammond Sk1 organ – Sunday afternoon session, special thanks Lou & Mimi Holtzman, Duff Harris and Marcus assisting ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP http://www.HammondCast.com

Joe, Lou, Jon

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1228515

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1022871057741691&set=vb.133709526657853&type=3&theater

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/123362512

AFM Local 6: http://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/

Jon Hammond is a musician, composer, bandleader, publisher, journalist, TV show host, radio DJ, and multi-media entrepreneur. He currently travels the world, playing gigs and attending trade shows.

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/PenzlinBurginnenhofLandesjugendjazzorchesterMVJonHammondJazzorgel1

Penzlin, Germany — Showtime! – Penzlin Burginnenhof Landesjugendjazzorchester MV Jon Hammond Jazzorgel – High Definition Movie: https://archive.org/details/PenzlinBurginnenhofLandesjugendjazzorchesterMVJonHammondJazzorgel1
(Full HD, vers. 2.0) Penzlin Burginnenhof Landesjugendjazzorchester MV Jon Hammond Jazzorgel “Organ Meets Bigband” special tribute to Jimmy Smith evening concert in the centuries old castle Penzlin Burginnenhof, conducted by Maestro Michael Leuschner. Full moon was rising on this evening in Alte Burg Penzlin
„Organ meets Bigband“ – LaJazzO MV feat. Jon Hammond (organ) – das Landesjugendjazzorchester Mecklenburg / Landesjugendorchester Mecklenburg Vorpommern (LaJazzO MV) Penzlin, Burginnenhof
Warener Chaussee 55a
17217 Penzlin – Junge Talente treffen Profi: Das Landesjugendjazzorchester als bester Jazznachwuchs aus ganz Mecklenburg-Vorpommern tritt bei diesem Konzert mit dem US-Amerikaner Jon Hammond, einem der legendärsten Hammondorgelspieler der Welt, auf. Eindrucksvolle Kulisse ist die aus dem 16. Jahrhundert stammende Burg in Penzlin, in der unter freiem Himmel vielseitiger Bigbandjazz dargeboten wird. Der Trompeter und Bigband-Leader Michael Leuschner führt unterhaltsam durch das Programm, das Klassiker wie vom phänomenalen Jimmy Smith parat hat. – diesmal mit dem New Yorker Jazzorganisten Jon Hammond.

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KYOU Radio Dot Org HammondCast 20 From Las Vegas Mirage Hotel and Inside SF County Jail CJ8 Pod E Jon Hammond Trio

December 17, 2015

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: HammondCast 20

KYOU Radio Dot Org HammondCast 20 From Las Vegas Mirage Hotel and Inside SF County Jail CJ8 Pod E Jon Hammond Trio Christmas Special performance live audio recording, special thanks Sheriff Mike Michael Hennessey, AFM Local 6 Musicians Union

Jon’s archive http://kyouradio.org/music-29.html

Categories: #Blues #Jazz #Music #CNNiReport

Photo by Jon Hammond San Francisco County Jail 8 on Seventh Street in San Francisco CA:
John Lennon and Yoko Ono anti violence poster on the prison, visible to all on the i80 Freeway entering Bay Bridge lower deck and upper deck

HammondCast 20 Broadcasting today from Las Vegas Nevada in the Mirage Hotel, 2 ballads from my new recordings at NDR Radio Studio 1 with LUTZ BUCHNER (alto sax), JOE GALLARDO (trombone), HEINZ LICHIUS (drums) and JON HAMMOND on the XK-3 Hammond Organ, mixed by NDR Engineer RUDY GROSSER. From there we go to San Francisco County Jail #8 “Pod E” where the ladies in CJ8 joined us during original funk composition “Pocket Funk” with a chorus of: “Funky Stuff…In Your Pocket”! And 2 original selections from album “Late Rent”, my theme song “Late Rent” and the original studio version of “Pocket Funk” and the story of how I recorded them in the same studio John Lennon had been recording in in winter 1983 at Intergalactic Studios in New York City. HammondCast 20 for KYOU Radio, San Francisco California-1550 on the AM dial http://www.HammondCast.com Organist/Accordionist © JON HAMMOND International, Inc.

AFM Local 6 Member Profile JON HAMMOND: “WHERE’S THE GIG?” — by ALEX WALSH

https://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/

Jon Hammond is a musician, composer, bandleader, publisher, journalist, TV show host, radio DJ, and multi-media entrepreneur. He currently travels the world, playing gigs and attending trade shows.

THE EARLY YEARS
Jon Hammond was born in Chicago in 1953. His father was a doctor and his mother was a housewife. They both played the piano. In 1957, his parents moved Jon and his four sisters to Berkeley, CA, where his father worked in a hospital as head of the emergency room. When he was nine, Jon started accordion lessons. “In those days, they had studios where parents would drop their kids off after school for tap dancing and accordion lessons. There were accordion bands and they would compete against each other.”

“Every time I see a musician walking down the street I say, ‘Hey, where’s the gig?’ Because it doesn’t matter what kind of music you play, if you’re carrying an instrument–going to a rehearsal, or coming back from a repair shop, whatever it is–we all need our gigs. And that’s what the union is all about. Hopefully, we can all keep working and be supportive of everybody’s gigs. There’s room for everybody.”

Jon played his first gig at a senior citizens luncheon when he was eleven. Not only did he get a free lunch but he was paid $25 –a lot of money in those days. Jon says his father was supportive, but did not want him to pursue a music career. “He told me that music was a great hobby. He got me a wonderful professional accordion for my Bar Mitzvah, directly from John Molinari, one of the greatest accordionists who ever lived. It was a Guilietti Professional Tone Chamber accordion. That’s the accordion I won Jr. Jazz Champion on in 1966.”

In high school, Jon attended a private boys school in San Francisco. He was a class clown, and when it got to the point where he was going to be expelled, Jon took his accordion and ran away from home. He immersed himself in the San Francisco music scene and started playing organ in several bands. By 1971 he was in a four piece rock group called Hades which shared a rehearsal space with Quicksilver Messenger Service. “I was friends with their manager, Ron Polte, who also managed guitarist John Cipollina. We got to open for his band, Copperhead.”

Jon continued to play gigs in the Bay Area in different configurations, including a few gigs with a young Eddie Money. By this time Jon had become frustrated with the Bay Area scene. One night while playing a biker bar he got into a fight and his band didn’t come to his defense. “That was the last straw. I was angry and I said I wasn’t coming back.”

Jon in the early 70s

Jon moved to Boston in 1973 to attend the Berklee School of Music. He also got a gig playing in Boston’s Combat Zone backing up burlesque shows. When Jon saw one of his idols, pianist Keith Jarrett play in New York he told him he was going to Berklee and asked him for advice. “Keith looked me right in the eye and said ‘Berklee can be very dangerous for your music.’ It was like he popped this huge bubble. Years later I came to understand what he was talking about. You have to learn the fundamentals, but the music itself comes from a much deeper place. They can’t teach that, you have to find it yourself.”

When Jon’s teachers began sitting in on his gigs in Boston, he questioned why he was in school if the teachers were coming to play with him. He quit school, moved to Cape Cod and started playing with bandleader Lou Colombo. “He did all the private parties for Tip O’Neill. We played what they used to call the business man’s beat. On the gig it was forbidden to swing. It was like swing cut in half. So if you tried to go with the four, Lou would say, ‘Don’t swing it, don’t swing it.’ He pounded it into my head night after night.”

LATE RENT

In 1981 Jon took a trip to Paris where he broke through his writers block and wrote some of his best music. He returned to New York with his new tunes and started a production company with the idea of getting a record deal for a friend that had played on a #1 hit record. After months of pounding the pavement with no results, Jon realized he had better work on his own music before his money ran out. He took the last of his savings, including his upcoming rent money, and went into the studio to record what came to be known as “The Late Rent Sessions”.

The session had Todd Anderson on tenor sax, Barry Finnerty on guitar, Stephen Ferrone on drums, and Jon on B3. They recorded at Intergalactic, the last studio that John Lennon recorded in. Jon had no luck getting a record deal for his new project, but he did get gigs in New York with his band Jon Hammond and the Late Rent Session Men.

Jon Hammond Band Onstage at NAMM, 2014: Joe Berger, Dom Famularo, Alex Budman, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond

n 1982, Jon found out about public access television and the idea that anyone could produce a show and get it on TV. He started broadcasting on Manhattan’s public station in 1984. “I decided I was going to produce a radio show on TV. The first episodes showed just my tapping foot and my voice. It was a gimmick. We had graphics that were synchronized to go with the music. It worked out well. People dug it.” Within a few weeks, Jon was interviewed and featured in Billboard Magazine. The Jon Hammond Show was considered an alternative to the clips on Cable TV. “MTV was still in its infancy. We had a concept that was revolutionary. My phone started ringing and we were the hot kids on the block.”

LIVING ABROAD

Jon continued to play gigs in New York and produce his TV show. In 1987, he went to his first trade show (NAMM) where he was introduced to Mr. Julio Guilietti, the man who built his accordion. He then began traveling to trade shows and making contacts with musicians and companies around the world, including Hammond Suzuki. “They gave me the Hammond XB-2, the first really powerful portable Hammond organ. Glenn Derringer, one of my all-time heroes, presented it to me. I got one of the first. Paul Shaffer from the Letterman Show got the other. At the time there was only one EXP-100 expression pedal–we had to share the pedal. I used the pedal for my gigs and when Paul needed it I would bring it over to him at 30 Rockefeller Center on my bicycle.”

In the early 90s, when his New York gigs began drying up, Jon was encouraged to go to Germany. “It was a hard time. My father had just died and there were very few gigs. I got the XB-2 organ right when I needed it, so I decided to take a chance. I bought a roundtrip ticket to Frankfurt with an open return. I went with 50 bucks and stayed for a year. When I came back, I had 100 bucks.”

Jon stayed at a friend’s house and played a borrowed accordion on the street until he could get a band together. “I played on the street until my fingers turned blue and would collect enough money to get some fish soup. After about two weeks I got a call—I had put a band together and had 3 gigs coming up. A TV show had heard my story and wanted to do a story on me. At the first gig 19 people came; the second only 15 people came. Then I got the little spot on TV. When I came to the third gig people were lined up down the street. When I walked up I thought they were having an art exhibit. When they said, ‘No, they’re waiting for you.’ I choked up, I couldn’t even talk. So I’ve been playing there every year since. The people in Germany really saved my musical career at a time when very few things were happening for me in New York or San Francisco. I have a really good following in Europe. I keep busy as a musician in the States, playing hospitals and assisted living places, but my band dates I pretty much play overseas.”

Jon’s Late Rent Sessions was eventually released on a German label and received modest airplay. During the 90s he travelled back and forth to Europe, spending a year playing gigs in Paris, and eventually settling in Hamburg. Since then he has released two more albums and has played gigs in Moscow, Shanghai, and Australia. With the help of the internet, Jon is able to produce his TV show anywhere.

PRESENT DAY

In the mid-2000s Jon produced Hammondcast, a radio program for CBS that aired in San Francisco at four in the morning and was rebroadcast before Oakland A’s games. “When the baseball games played in the afternoon, my show would play for about 20 minutes and then it was pre-empted. I had a lot of fun with that.” His guests included Danny Glover, Barry Melton from Country Joe & the Fish, and many local people. “It took me awhile to figure out that I had permission to broadcast anything I wanted. I could play the London Philharmonic or Stevie Wonder. My tag line was ‘Hello, Hello, Hello! Wake up or go back to sleep…’”

Today, Jon continues to visit tradeshows and is determined to keep doing everything he does as long as he can. “I made a pact with my longtime co-producer, guitarist Joe Berger, that we are going to go to these trade shows until we are little old men with canes.”

Jon has released four CDs

Jon Hammond Entertaining on Excelsior Accordion in Bernal Heights SF Neighborhood Center — photo by Cheryl Fippen Local 6

For more info visit www.jonhammondband.com

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/48MinuteDocumentaryJazzMovieBigBandWithOrganistJonHammond

by Jon Hammond

48 minute Documentary movie of Tuesday night session at Friends Seminary School in Manhattan, 5 original compositions!
“Head Phone” by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson
“Lydia’s Tune” by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson
“Late Rent” by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson
“Pocket Funk” by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson
“Have a Nice Day Blues” by Todd Anderson arranged by Todd Anderson
*Note: Tenor Saxophonist Arranger Todd Anderson was Jon Hammond’s teacher for Arranging and Compostion at Berklee College of Music in Boston MA in 1973. 10 years later they recorded this music for TV Show “The Jon Hammond Show” still on TV every week for 32 years, the recording session went down at Intergalactic Recording Studios where John Lennon did some of his last recording dates. The big band here is presided over by Professor Bob Rosen in charge of the music program at Friends Seminary School on Manhattan’s East Side, 230 year old school K – 12th grade. Top sight reading musicians gather weekly – more info: http://www.HammondCast.com ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP / BMI

Photographs Courtesy of Elmar Lemes

Youtube https://youtu.be/2mcykc-OHTg

these are the names I know at this time – more coming: Mike Campenni drums, Charles Lee a.s., Jim Piela a.s., Bob Rosen t.s., David Zalud trpt., Greg Ruvolo trpt. Todd Anderson t.s., Jon Hammond Hammond Sk1 org., Art Baron trombone, Pat Hall trmb., Alfredo Marques trmb., – entire session documentary ©JON HAMMOND International / Todd Anderson ASCAP / BMI – additional info http://www.HammondCast.com as seen on Manhattan Neighborhood Network Channel 1 community channel and streaming worldwide, late Fri. nights / early Sat. morning at 1:30 AM Eastern Standard Time – Associated Musicians of Greater New York Local 802, Jon is also a dual member of AFM Local 6 Musicians Union San Francisco – the date of this session was October 20, 2015

Jon’s Journal – Logic Pro X – Apple Logic Recording / Playing workshop at The Beacon School conducted by Mark Via w/spcl. guests Joe Berger and yours’ truly Jon Hammond (behind camera & organ:

Put up a little tent that says “Free Cell Phones” and the people will come flocking! Maybe it’s a good name for a band these days – Jon Hammond

Real nice old car just blew my doors off on the 280 Freeway! He had the hammer down, looking real sharp, Jon Hammond

Hamburg Germany — Route 66 Hamburg Street P.R. Team – Mr. Berger and Mr. Hammond, thanks for the super cool T-Shirts Jens! They’ve been seen on TV and all over the place.

‘Return of The Student’ – 40 years later! Jon Hammond sits down with his piano teacher Tony Germain at Berklee College of Music in Boston MA exactly 40 years to the day that they first sat down at the piano together at 1140 Boylston Street in the Beantown – excellent interview! As seen on The Jon Hammond Show – MNN TV – Manhattan Neighborhood Network Channel 1 – TV Producers of Manhattan Neighborhood Network [MNN]

*LINK: https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153098437422102/

High Definition Video inside Tony’s Office at 1140 Boylston Street Boston – the old Berklee College of Music building

Classic episode of Jon Hammond Show known as Val Hal Jazz Pub Special – for my friends in Brooklyn by Brooklyn Academy of Music / BAM and Junior’s Restaurant & Cheesecake deli where the notorious Val Hal Jazz Pub used to me – actual audio from Val Hal gig – Jon Hammond

*LINK: https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153098404357102/

Lazy Larry in the house…one of this century’s most important writers since James Joyce! *as seen on MNN TV Jon Hammond Show
Jon Hammond

Flashback — as seen on The Jon Hammond Show: THE NEGATIVES
Featuring Crazy Barry (everything) and Lazy Larry (nothing)!
MNN Ch. 1 Manhattan Neighborhood Network
https://youtu.be/oMEMSbTl2Lo

Anaheim CA — it was great meeting Rafael Feliciano at end of last NAMM Show…close friend of my friend Raul Rekow, I knew that Raul had been ill lately but I am shocked to hear he just died, this is terrible! Raul was the most healthy cat I ever met, terrible loss! So saddened to hear about, sorry for your loss Rafael and all the people who knew this great great Conguero! rest in peace Raul, Jon Hammond


2nd image – My friend Raul Rekow on the Carlos Santana Band with Carlos onstage there, Alex Ligertwood was on the band then…I shot this in Paris 1981 – Jon Hammond

R.I.P. Eddie Sorenson – Levittown Long Island New York *in middle in this photo, L to R: Jon Hammond, Eddie Sorenson, Eddie Money.

I was in a band with the 2 Eddie’s in 1970-’71, Eddie was an excellent guitarist and vocalist. My deepest condolences go out to the Sorenson Family, Eddie Money and all Eddie’s friends. I have just been informed of this very sad news Eddie Sorenson has died.
Sincerely, Jon
*Photo at BB King’s NYC, either on Eddie’s bus or backstage – JH

Still my favorite version Hammond Organ 80th Anniversary Docu Film International projekt directed by main man Tino Pavlis! From Sandweg in Frankfurt to Hamamatsu Japan, Chicago and Anaheim California folks! – Jon Hammond​
http://blog.sfgate.com/jon-hammond/2015/08/14/tinos-hammond-organ-80th-anniversary-film-documentary-trailer/

Keeping the tradition Tino! and we had a lot of fun, much more coming too! – JH spcl. thanks / dankeschön Joe Berger, Michael Falkenstein, Professor Klaus Maier founder of Hammond Deutschland, musikmesse​, The NAMM Show​, Suzuki Musical Instruments​ Team – International project coming to a theater near you soon! – the sound at the heart of Funk Soul Blues Gospel and don’t forget Classical and Theater Organ – with original music from Jon Hammond Band​ coast to coast and around the world!

Jon Hammond​ Apple iTunes Podcast FEED
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hammondcast-show/id97154584?mt=2
Funk Soul Blues and Soft News – thanks Apple Inc.​

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/r8A9ABjKe6k

“Lydia’s Tune” by Jon Hammond – organ trio session at Eastside Sound Studios with Joe Berger guitar, Lou Holtzman drums, Jon Hammond at the Hammond Sk1 organ – Sunday afternoon session, special thanks Lou & Mimi Holtzman, Duff Harris and Marcus assisting ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP http://www.HammondCast.com

Joe, Lou, Jon

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1228515

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1022871057741691&set=vb.133709526657853&type=3&theater

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/123362512

Christmas Special, Las Vegas Broadcast, SF County Jail, #Jazz #Blues #HammondOrgan #Radio

HammondCast 7 Purdie tells story of how he played trumpet and flute before drums, original music and talk

December 15, 2015

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: HammondCast 7 KYOU Radio Dot Org

Jon’s archive http://kyouradio.org/music-14.html

JON HAMMOND: Music
HammondCast 7 *note: Crank it WAY up, these are very old recordings!

Going in to the Jon Hammond Archives, live recordings with Bernard Purdie on the Jon Hammond Band, my old rock band HADES from a 1971 recording in Provo Park Berkeley CA. Get Back In The Groove with Frank Biner on vocals from a DTI Records recording 1981 and dedicated to the hurricane victims…and a track I recorded with Eddie Money: “I’ve Been Lovin’ You Too Long”.
HammondCast 7 http://www.HammondCast.com

On HammondCast 7 you’ll hear some great pieces from my archives with Bernard Purdie live on my band at Kimball’s East in Emeryville California, also a live recording from my old rock band HADES that was recorded live in Provo Park Berkeley CA all the way back in 1971..before some of you were born I’m sure. And a track with EDDIE MONEY and also a song I wrote and recorded for DTI Records that I’d like to dedicate to the recent victims of Hurricanes Katrina & RIta…HammondCast 7 – spcl. thanks KALX Anthony Bonet © 2015 JON HAMMOND

*Note: Entire 51 minutes in KALX from Jon Hammond *LINK: https://archive.org/details/InStudioRadioInterviewWithJonHammondAndBernardPurdieAtKalxWith

In Studio Radio Interview with Jon Hammond and Bernard Purdie at KALX with Anthony Bonet
by Jon Hammond

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Topics bernard purdie, jon hammond, soul music, kalx, anthony bonet, interview, radio, cocodrie, kimball’s east, drums, b3 organ
Run time 50 minutes 37 seconds
Producer Jon Hammond
Audio/Visual sound

51 Minutes In-Studio Radio Interview with organist Jon Hammond and studio drummer Bernard Purdie with host producer Anthony Bonet aka “Sex 14s”. This interview took place
on October 8th 1998 the day before Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men performed 2 concerts at Cocodrie Club in North Beach San Francisco and at Kimball’s East Nightclub and Restaurant in Emeryville, both clubs are closed now. Hear Jon and
Bernard talk about their long musical careers and the music and musicians on the band the next day, saxophonist Bennett Friedman, guitarist Barry Finnerty, Bernard Purdie aka “Pretty Purdie” or “The Hit Maker” on drums and Jon Hammond at the B3 organ.
Very special thanks to host producer Anthony Bonet aka “Sex 14s” of KALX and Bottom of The Hill club for having us in and also to Scott Rootenberg of The Cocodrie Club,
Jon Hammond
http://www.jonhammondband.com
Note: Bernard Purdie is perhaps the most recorded drummer in the music business
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Purdie
Bernard Lee “Pretty” Purdie (born June 11, 1939) is an American session drummer, and is considered an influential and innovative exponent of funk. He is known for his strict musical time keeping and “The Purdie Shuffle”
James Brown, Jeff Beck, Hummingbird, Steely Dan, Aretha Franklin, Gil Scott-Heron, King Curtis, The Rolling Stones, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Randy Brecker, Quincy Jones, Hall & Oates, Isaac Hayes, Cat Stevens, Hair, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (soundtrack), Jon Hammond Late Rent album
Behind The Beat Story of Late Rent http://behindthebeat.com/2004/12/jon-hammond-late-rent/

Jon Hammond: Late Rent – by Steve Rosenfeld

Jon Hammond says “the fingers are the singers.’” The latest CD from this exceptional and soulful Hammond organist is the proof. “Late Rent” draws on decades of great recording sessions and top live performances to showcase his own playing and many top jazz and funk artists. It shows why the Hammond organ is one of the most enduring electric instruments and why Hammond is one of its best players.

The Late Rent Story
Jon Hammond waited half his life to make this CD – starting with being an underground TV host.
Swingin’ Funky Jazz & Blues
Jon Hammond describes his style of music and how he learned to play it.
Two Hot Tracks
Jon Hammond recalls one of his first songs – from age 15 – and a great Sunday session.
Sonny’s Advice
A little advice on melody from a great sax player went a long way.

HammondCast 41 Jon Hammond’s Journal http://kyouradio.org/blog.html/hammondcast_41_jon_hammonds_journal/

Location:
NAMM Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort Acoustic Stage
Jon Hammond Funk Unit

Event Date:
Thursday, January 21, 2016 – 9:00pm to 9:40pm
Genre:
Rock
Website:
http://www.jonhammondband.com
Facebook:
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https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit-0
Artist Info
Jon
Jon Hammond
Organ / Organist Leader
Joe
Joe Berger
guitar / guitarist

#TheNAMMShow #HammondOrgan #NAMM #Sheraton – The NAMM Show

Event Date:
Thursday, January 21, 2016 – 9:00pm to 9:40pm
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Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/TinosHammondOrgan80thAnniversaryFilmDocumentaryTrailer

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1263982

Youtube https://youtu.be/2AX5CRnBWkA

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

Producer Jon Hammond
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.
http://www.HammondCast.com
Programm: “Organ meets Bigband”
Leitung: Michael Leuschner
Samstag, d. 01.08.2015, 20:30 Klostergarten Rostock

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/vb.133709526657853/1105371389491657/?type=3&theater

Youtube https://youtu.be/gX-6UczeyII

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/135785907

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1262828

Leader Michael Leuschner and Jon Hammond with the famous poster for “Organ Meets Bigband” – NDR Jazz archives special arrangements of Steve Gray come back to life here:

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