Attila Zoller Hungarian Jazz Guitar Legend with Jon Hammond at Jazz Kneipe Frankfurt

Attila Zoller Hungarian Jazz Guitar Legend with Jon Hammond at Jazz Kneipe Frankfurt

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Attila Cornelius Zoller (June 13, 1927 Hungary – January 25 1998 Vermont) famous Hungarian Gypsy Jazz Guitarist with Jon Hammond Band
at Jazz Kneipe Frankfurt playing Henry Mancini composition “Days of Wine and Roses”, Attila Zoller guitar, Sergeant Al Wittig U.S. Air Force Kaiserslautern
tenor sax, James Preston of Sons of Champlin drums and Jon Hammond at Hammond XB-2 Organ. Jon played 207 gigs in Jazz Kneipe Frankfurt while
living in Frankfurt, date of this gig was March 1994, earlier in the day Jon took his band Live on AFN Europe Radio at Frankfurt Headquarters on Powerlite
Show with Margie Glad. Jon is Host of daily radio show HammondCast KYOURADIO ©

Attila Zoller, Jon Hammond, HammondCast, Hammond Cast, Jazz Kneipe, James Preston, Sons of Champlin drummer, AFN Europe, Hungarian Gypsy Jazz, Frankfurt Berlinerstr.

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“Zoller was born in Visegrád, Hungary in 1927. As a child, he learned violin from his father, a professional violinist. While in school, he played flugelhorn and bass before choosing guitar. He dropped out of school and played in jazz clubs in Budapest while Russia occupied Hungary. He fled Hungary in 1948 as the Soviet Union was establishing communist military rule. He escaped on foot, carrying his guitar through the mountains into Austria. He settled in Vienna, became an Austrian citizen, and started a jazz group with accordionist Vera Auer.[1]

In the 1950s, Zoller moved to Germany and played with German musicians Jutta Hipp and Hans Koller. When American jazz musicians passed through, such as Oscar Pettiford and Lee Konitz, they persuaded him to move to the United States. He moved to the U.S. after receiving a scholarship to the Lenox School of Jazz. One of his teachers was guitarist Jim Hall and his roommate was Ornette Coleman, who got him interested in free jazz.[1]

From 1962–1965, Zoller performed in a group with flautist Herbie Mann, then Lee Konitz and Albert Mangelsdorff. Over the years, he played and recorded with Benny Goodman, Stan Getz, Red Norvo, Jimmy Raney, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Shirley Scott, Cal Tjader, and Jimi Hendrix.[2]

In 1974, he started the Attila Zoller Jazz Clinics in Vermont, later named the Vermont Jazz Center, where he taught until 1998. He invented a bi-directional pickup, designed strings and a signature guitar series. He performed with Tommy Flanagan and George Mraz in New York City three weeks before his death in 1998 in Townshend, Vermont.Attila Cornelius Zoller (June 13, 1927 – January 25, 1998) was a jazz guitarist born in Hungary. After World War II, he escaped the Soviet takeover of Hungary by fleeing through the mountains on foot into Austria. In 1959, he moved to the U.S., where he spent the rest of his life as a musician and teacher.

Birth name Attila Cornelius Zoller
Born June 13, 1927
Visegrád, Hungary
Died January 25, 1998 (aged 70)
Townshend, Vermont, U.S.
Genres Jazz, free jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, inventor, educator
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1960–1998 ”

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Rare Footage from inside Jazz Kneipe Frankfurt!

I played 207 gigs in the famous JAZZ KNEIPE Frankfurt at Berlinerstr. 70 until Regina the boss finally closed the doors and moved to Spain a few years ago, usually in Duo, sometimes as Trio but more often than not as Solo. This was a special occasion because my bandmates from California came over so I had them on the gig with addition of Sgt. Al Wittig of U.S. Air Force on tenor, James Preston of Sons of Champlin band drums, Barry Finnerty gtr., myself Jon Hammond at XB-2 Hammond organ. This was a very special place frequented by all the musicians after there gigs. A 5 hour gig until wee hours of the morning, Live Music 7 days a week in rotation with musicians like Piano George, Izio Gross, Wilson de Oliveira and members of HR Bigband. Regina introduced me to Tony Lakatos the Hungarian tenor saxophonist who I play with still today. The club was not large but it had a great atmosphere and was always a safe place to hang out until as late as 5AM. Sadly the Jazz Kneipe is still shuttered there on Berlinerstr. directly behind the Frankfurter Hof Hotel. All musicians tip their hat when they pass by. There’s a lot of music in those walls!

Jon Hammond Band original composition “Head Phone” with Atilla Zoller (RIP) in the house that night. ©)JHIntl. Jon Hammond International

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Jon Hammond Show for 11 05 from NAMM and Frankfurt musikmesse

Segment number one:
Jon Hammond Funk Unit
NAMM CenterStage presented by Pioneer DJ
“Lydia’s Tune” ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP
Joe Berger: Guitar/Guitarist
Chuggy Leslie J. Carter: Percussion
Dom Famularo: Drums/Drummer
Alex Budman: Tenor Saxophone/Saxophonist
Koei Tanaka: Harmonica
Jon Hammond: Organ / Leader
Note, next NAMM Showcase coming January 20, 2017 at 4PM Jon Hammond Funk Unit
Segment number 2:
Shooting the Bridges in Full High Definition with Jon Hammond – San Francisco CA – from HammondCast radio program, Jon’s camera voice and music
Segment number 3:
Late Rent the Jon Hammond Show Theme Song live in jazzkeller Frankfurt, Jon’s annual 30th year musikmesse Warm Up Party – Jon Hammond Band:
“Helloooo New York!” from audience!
Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt – LATE RENT Jon Hammond Theme Song – Jon Hammond Band: Peter Klohmann tenor, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ – Video: Tino Pavlis

Jon Hammond Funk Unit CenterStage Presented by Pioneer DJ @NAMM

Friday, January 20, 2017 at 4 PM – 4:40 PM

The NAMM Show
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Artist Info Jon Hammond Organ+bass / Organist Leader Koei Tanaka Harmonica / Master Chromatic Harmonica Player Joe Berger Guitar / more band members tba – Photos by Lawrence Gay co-producer West Coast Live Radio Program ©JHINTL

Genre: Funky Jazz and Blues
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Jon Hammond All Star band at the musikmesse 2017 Center Stage Wednesday April 5 at 12 Noon

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Jon Hammond All Star band at the musikmesse 2017 Center Stage
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 12 PM – 1 PM UTC+02
musikmesse Prolight + Sound
Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt, Germany
Jon Hammond All Star band at the musikmesse 2017 Center Stage
Jon and Joe Berger will be celebrating 31st year playing the big Frankfurt musikmesse with some very special all star musicians joining the core Jon Hammond consisting of Giovanni Totò Gulino d., Peter Klohmann t.s., Joe Berger g., Jon Hammond o+b. – the guest musicians will be tba closer to the event date – rain or shine!
“Musikmesse in Frankfurt is the international trade fair for musical instruments, sheet music, music production and marketing.
Musikmesse 2017
5 to 8 April 2017
Wednesday to Saturday, 10 to 18 hrs
Western section of Messe Frankfurt Exhibition Center
Prolight + Sound: 4 to 7 April 2017”

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 12 PM – 1 PM UTC+02
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Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt, Germany

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Jon Hammond and Wolfgang Lücke
Director Special Events & Entertainment
musikmesse / Prolight + Sound

Foto Credit: Lawrence Gay co-producer West Coast Live Radio Program

Jon Hammond flanked by Johannes Weber and Christopher Sparkes – Messe Frankfurt Projekt Team – Johannes and Christopher are Referent Marketingkommunikation Media Relations Entertainment, Media & Creative Industries for Musikmesse & ProLight + Sound

Jon Hammond and Michael Biwer -Group Show Director bei Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH
Frankfurt Am Main

BREAKING NEWS: LEE OSKAR will be Jon’s Special Guest April 5th 12 Noon musikmesse Center Stage All Star Band!

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