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Sequence: Awards NAMM Believe in Music and Jon Hammond Showcase

May 26, 2016

*WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: NAMM Showcase Believe in Music Awards Jon Hammond

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

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Topics Believe in Music Awards, Roy Burns, NAMM Show, Joe Lamond, Dom Famularo, Jon Hammond, Bernard Purdie, Funky Jazz, Blues, Hammond Organ, Suzuki Musical Instruments, ASCAP Composer, Musicians Union, Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM

Big thanks to The NAMM Show Team for this recognition award, beautiful plaque “Believe in Music” award! I’m afraid to hang it on the wall in case there’s an earthquake…back in the box for now, Jon Hammond

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/q9P2CLCW6RU

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/168027875

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153484591607102/

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 http://www.HammondCast.com

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/GetBackInTheGrooveJonHammondBandInJazzkeller_201604

by Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond Band live in Jazzkeller celebrating 30 years musikmesse Warm
Up Party – “Get Back in The Groove” – Peter Klohmann tenor saxo, Joe
Berger guitar, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Jon Hammond at the Hammond
Sk1 organ with many special friends in the house jonhammondband.com – video Tino Pavlis

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Youtube https://youtu.be/Tm2ZFE5V4As

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/164279506

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/1271197279575733/

Getting ready for my 10th ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO – Hollywood CA!
Jon Hammond

#ASCAPExpo ASCAP Audio Portrait: Jon Hammond http://www.ascap.com/audioportraits/h/jon_hammond_rent.aspx

Jon Hammond
Late Rent
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.

Jon Hammond Rent
The Late Rent Story
Swingin’ Funky Jazz & Blues
Two Hot Tracks
Sonny’s Advice

11th edition of the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO, April 28th – 30th, 2016 in Los Angeles at the Loews Hollywood Hotel

American Association of Independent Music (A2IM)
American Composers Forum (ACF)
American Federation of Musicians (AFM)
Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP)
Berklee College of Music Alumni Association
Berklee Online
California Copyright Conference (CCC)
Canadian Music Week
Foreign Performing Rights Organizations (PRO)
Girls Rock & Girls Rule
GoGirlsMusic.com
International Film Festival Summit (IFFS)
International Music Festival Conference (IMFCON)
International Songwriting Competition (ISC)
Los Angeles Women in Music (LAWIM)
Music Publishers Association (MPA)
Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI)
National Music Publishers Association (NMPA)
New Music USA
The Recording Academy (NARAS)
Regional/State/Local Songwriter Associations
SAG-AFTRA
SOCAN
Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL)
SongNet
Songwriters Guild of America (SGA)
Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF)
Student/University Music Programs
TAXI
USA Songwriting Competition
West Coast Songwriters

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260423

AFM Local 6 Member Jon Hammond https://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/

JON HAMMOND: “WHERE’S THE GIG?” – Alex Walsh

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 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

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

For more info visit www.jonhammondband.com

Jon Hammond Funk Unit https://www.namm.org/summer/2015/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit

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 – Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie of Jon’s Band Featuring Bernard Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Alex Budman, Joe Berger2, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond Organ Group

funky jazz

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

Tuesday, April 5 at 9 PM Musikmesse Warm Up Party celebrating 30 years

Best Party of The Year! Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in jazzkeller Tuesday April 5th 2016 celebrating 30 years

Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in jazzkeller Tuesday April 5th 2016 celebrating 30 years

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

Jon Hammond – organ

Joe Berger – guitar

Peter Klohmann – saxophone

Giovanni Totò Gulino – drums

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

“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

Web: www.jazzkeller.com / www.jonhammondband.com

photo by Lawrence Gay co-producer of West Coast Live Radio Program

Sequence, Awards, NAMM, musikmesse, #Believe #HammondOrgan #Plaque #NAMMShow

LATE RENT Jon Hammond Theme Song jazzkeller

May 25, 2016

*WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: LATE RENT Jon Hammond Theme Song

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/q9P2CLCW6RU

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/168027875

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153484591607102/

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 http://www.HammondCast.com

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/GetBackInTheGrooveJonHammondBandInJazzkeller_201604

by Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond Band live in Jazzkeller celebrating 30 years musikmesse Warm
Up Party – “Get Back in The Groove” – Peter Klohmann tenor saxo, Joe
Berger guitar, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Jon Hammond at the Hammond
Sk1 organ with many special friends in the house jonhammondband.com – video Tino Pavlis

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Youtube https://youtu.be/Tm2ZFE5V4As

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/164279506

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/1271197279575733/

Getting ready for my 10th ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO – Hollywood CA!
Jon Hammond

#ASCAPExpo ASCAP Audio Portrait: Jon Hammond http://www.ascap.com/audioportraits/h/jon_hammond_rent.aspx

Jon Hammond
Late Rent
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.

Jon Hammond Rent
The Late Rent Story
Swingin’ Funky Jazz & Blues
Two Hot Tracks
Sonny’s Advice

11th edition of the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO, April 28th – 30th, 2016 in Los Angeles at the Loews Hollywood Hotel

American Association of Independent Music (A2IM)
American Composers Forum (ACF)
American Federation of Musicians (AFM)
Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP)
Berklee College of Music Alumni Association
Berklee Online
California Copyright Conference (CCC)
Canadian Music Week
Foreign Performing Rights Organizations (PRO)
Girls Rock & Girls Rule
GoGirlsMusic.com
International Film Festival Summit (IFFS)
International Music Festival Conference (IMFCON)
International Songwriting Competition (ISC)
Los Angeles Women in Music (LAWIM)
Music Publishers Association (MPA)
Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI)
National Music Publishers Association (NMPA)
New Music USA
The Recording Academy (NARAS)
Regional/State/Local Songwriter Associations
SAG-AFTRA
SOCAN
Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL)
SongNet
Songwriters Guild of America (SGA)
Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF)
Student/University Music Programs
TAXI
USA Songwriting Competition
West Coast Songwriters

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260423

AFM Local 6 Member Jon Hammond https://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/

JON HAMMOND: “WHERE’S THE GIG?” – Alex Walsh

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 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

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

For more info visit www.jonhammondband.com

Jon Hammond Funk Unit https://www.namm.org/summer/2015/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit

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 – Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie of Jon’s Band Featuring Bernard Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Alex Budman, Joe Berger2, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond Organ Group

funky jazz

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

Tuesday, April 5 at 9 PM Musikmesse Warm Up Party celebrating 30 years

Best Party of The Year! Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in jazzkeller Tuesday April 5th 2016 celebrating 30 years

Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in jazzkeller Tuesday April 5th 2016 celebrating 30 years

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

Jon Hammond – organ

Joe Berger – guitar

Peter Klohmann – saxophone

Giovanni Totò Gulino – drums

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

“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

Web: www.jazzkeller.com / www.jonhammondband.com

photo by Lawrence Gay co-producer of West Coast Live Radio Program

Late Rent, Theme Song, Jon Hammond, Jazz, jazzkeller, Frankfurt, Musikmesse, Organ Combo, #HammondOrgan #Musikmesse #NAMMShow

High Definition Movie of HEAD PHONE by Jon Hammond Band

May 23, 2016

*WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: High Definition Movie of HEAD PHONE by Jon Hammond Band

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

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153480174052102/

We played right before KEITH EMERSON’s set here (RIP Keith) Stephen Fortner MC’ing – Jon Hammond Band with Bernard Purdie drums, Koei Tanaka chromatic harmonica, Joe Berger playing custom JJ Guitars model, Alex Budman tenor sax, Jon Hammond at the New Portable B3 organ – Hammond Organ USA Showcase – The NAMM Show http://www.HammondCast.com/

Jon Hammond Band Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/AcousticNationNAMMConcertLydiasTuneInNashvilleTennessee1

by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP

Summer NAMM 2016 https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit Jon Hammond Funk Unit

Performance Info
Event Information:

Event Date:
Friday, June 24, 2016 – 2:00pm to 2:40pm
Location:
Music City Center, NAMM Nissan Stage on The Terrace
Add to Calendar

Frankfurt — Lydia’s Tune Live in Yachtklub Frankfurt – Hans Romanov Presents

with Dedication to Lutz Büchner long-time member saxophonist of Jon Hammond Band

Lydia’s Tune Live in Yachtklub Frankfurt

Hollywood — Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/InterviewAllisonIrahetaAndMatthewHagerAkaHaloCircus

Youtube https://youtu.be/yGND5modU8Q

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153441552957102/?l=6086248925586335229

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/165043267

Hollywood CA — Interview Allison Iraheta and Matthew Hager aka Halo Circus with Jon Hammond at the 11th annual ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO for Jon Hammond Show – special thanks Kelly MacGaunn kelleemack pr, ‪#‎bobbimarcuspr‬ ‪#‎halocircus‬ ‪#‎ASCAPExpo‬ ‪#‎OurASCAP

Add to Calendar https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit

Breaking News: Jon Hammond Funk Unit Event Date: Friday, June 24, 2016 – 2:00pm to 2:40pm Location: Music City Center, NAMM Nissan Stage on The Terrace

Event Information: Jon Hammond Funk Unit in Concert on NAMM Nissan Stage – Summer NAMM 2016 – Funky Jazz and Blues

Performance Info

Jon Hammond Funk Unit in Concert on NAMM Nissan Stage – Summer NAMM 2016 – Funky Jazz and Blues
Musicians: Roland Barber trombone, Cord Martin tenor,
Louis Flip Winfield drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ — Special Guest TBA – FRIDAY June 24 – 2PM – 2:45PM – The NAMM Show Nasvle Music City Center – special thanks Mothertone / Sleishman Drum Co Michael Turner, Greg Herreman, NAMM Show Team

Facebook Event Page https://www.facebook.com/events/504179796453763/

As Seen on TV! – 34 Years The Jon Hammond Show

As Heard on Radio – HammondCast

Jon Hammond Funk Unit Returning to Nashville Summer NAMM Show!

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

High Definition, Movie, HEAD PHONE, Jon Hammond Band, #NAMMShow #HammondOrgan #Nashville

Lou Donaldson As interviewed by Jon Hammond

May 22, 2016

*WATCH INTERVIEW HERE: Lou Donaldson As interviewed by Jon Hammond

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

Thanks for the quotation Don S. – “I put it into music. As you know, this type of music has more to do with feeling than anything else. A lot of people forgot that today. So they get too technical and they lose the people. ”
~ Lou Donaldson
As interviewed by Jon Hammond for KYOU
Youtube https://youtu.be/_1I5WHVOt5I – in The Zebra Room at Lenox Lounge

Lou Donaldson on Jon Hammond’s HammondCast Show for KYOU Radio. Lou was born November 1, 1926 is a jazz alto saxophonist. He was born in Badin, North Carolina. Here Lou speak with Jon about catching Possums in the grave yard, his 75 album discography and many things that will surprise you! Recorded in Zebra Room of Lenox Lounge, Harlem New York. ©2007 JON HAMMOND International

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

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/166630089

Youtube https://youtu.be/8UXOGRm5W-Y

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/1285335608161900/

Jon Hammond Band – Pocket Funk – video: Tino Pavlis
Note: https://www.facebook.com/notes/jon-hammond-band/best-party-of-the-year-jon-hammonds-annual-musikmesse-warm-up-party-in-jazzkelle/1107482975950736
Best Party of The Year! Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Tuesday April 5th 2016 celebrating 30 years
Jon Hammond – organ Joe Berger – guitar Peter Klohmann – saxophone Giovanni Totò Gulino – drums Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ “Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!” The Jon Hammond Show is a funky swinging instrumental revue, featuring top international soloists. The show has universal appeal. Big Hammond orgel sound – 100% organic
©JON HAMMOND International – JJ Guitars Suzuki Musical Instruments

Frankfurt to Nashville With Detour to Hollywood Musikmesse ASCAP Expo Summer NAMM Show
http://laterent.blogspot.com/2016/05/frankfurt-to-nashville-with-detour-to.html

Jon Hammond and Dr. Lonnie Smith long-time organist with Lou Donaldson

Lou Donaldson, Chitlin Circuit, Jon Hammond, Alto Sax, #HammondOrgan #NAMMShow #CNNiReport

Missing Man Formation with Lutz on the band

May 19, 2016

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Missing Man Formation with Lutz on the band

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

Facebook Photo Album https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153471469027102.1073741933.558692101&type=3

It’s been just 2 months since Lutz Büchner passed away suddenly, I still can hardly believe he’s really gone – looking at these pictures with the boys brings back a lot of good memories – keep the Spirit folks, the music goes on but greatly missing Lutz Büchner! The great saxophonist / clarinetist / flautist of NDR Bigband – sincerely, Jon Hammond

Facebook Video LINK: https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondorgangroup/videos/653311224764034/
As Seen On MNN TV The Jon Hammond Show – Filmed in High Definition – Pocket Funk with NDR Horns – Jon Hammond Band special Auster Jazz Series – musical director Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Funky Heinz Lichius drums feature on this one, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass http://www.HammondCast.com/ special thanks dankeschön to Knut Simon and Lukas Aaron Hambrecht AUTO BILD KLASSIK Redaktion Team for bringing the Borgward, Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera (also a fine drummer) and all the Hamburg people who came to this party session, Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt – support from Musik Rotthoff

Missing Man, Formation, Saxophonist, Lutz Büchner, Jon Hammond Band, #HammondOrgan #NDR-bigband #Lutz

Jon Hammond Show MNN TV Preview 05/21

May 16, 2016

*WATCH TV SHOW HERE: Jon Hammond Show MNN TV Preview 05/21

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260521

Photo by Cheryl Fippen AFM Local 6 Musicians Union:

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/166830896

Youtube https://youtu.be/0GNDQuw9hMw

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/1286963627999098/

May 16, 2016
Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Topics Cable Access TV, MNN TV, Jazzkeller, Frankfurt, Musikmesse, ProLight + Sound, Jon Hammond Band, Sk1 Hammond Organ, Blues, Jazz Music, #HammondOrgan #CNNiReport

Jon Hammond Show MNN TV Preview 05/21 – first segment Jon Hammond Band​ – Czechoslovakian Salsa Song by Jon Hammond (organ) Video Tino Pavlis
Note: https://www.facebook.com/notes/jon-hammond-band/best-party-of-the-year-jon-hammonds-annual-musikmesse-warm-up-party-in-jazzkelle/1107482975950736
Best Party of The Year! Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse​ Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller​ Tuesday April 5th 2016 celebrating 30 years
Jon Hammond​ – organ Joe Berger​ – guitar Peter Klohmann​ – saxophone Giovanni Totò Gulino​ – drums Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ “Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!” The Jon Hammond Show is a funky swinging instrumental revue, featuring top international soloists. The show has universal appeal. Big Hammond orgel sound – 100% organic
©JON HAMMOND International – JJ Guitars​ Suzuki Musical Instruments​
2nd segment Pocket Funk Movie in world famous jazzkeller
Jon Hammond Band – Pocket Funk – video: Tino Pavlis
3rd segment Yachtklub Life James Wes Opener Jon Hammond Band – Hans Romanov Presents
Peter Klohmann tenor saxo
Joe Berger guitar
Giovanni Totò Gulino drums
Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ & bass
Video Tino Pavlis
Audio Johannes Napp, Silvio Cappucci
On the Main River – Frankfurt am Main
http://www.HammondCast.com

Jon Hammond Funk Unit NAMM Nissan Stage DuckDuckGo http://laterent.blogspot.com/2016/05/jon-hammond-funk-unit-namm-nissan-stage.html

Mahalo from HPR Hawaii Public Radio Honolulu!

Cable Access TV, Jon Hammond Show, MNN TV, Manhattan, Czechoslovakia, Frankfurt, NAMM Show, Musikmesse, #HammondOrgan #CNNiReport

Czechoslovakian Salsa Song

May 16, 2016

*WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: Czechoslovakian Salsa Song

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

Czechoslovakian Salsa Song
by Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond Band​ – Czechoslovakian Salsa Song by Jon Hammond (organ) Video Tino Pavlis
Note: https://www.facebook.com/notes/jon-hammond-band/best-party-of-the-year-jon-hammonds-annual-musikmesse-warm-up-party-in-jazzkelle/1107482975950736
Best Party of The Year! Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse​ Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller​ Tuesday April 5th 2016 celebrating 30 years
Jon Hammond​ – organ Joe Berger​ – guitar Peter Klohmann​ – saxophone Giovanni Totò Gulino​ – drums Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ “Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!” The Jon Hammond Show is a funky swinging instrumental revue, featuring top international soloists. The show has universal appeal. Big Hammond orgel sound – 100% organic
©JON HAMMOND International – JJ Guitars​ Suzuki Musical Instruments​

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/166709625

Youtube https://youtu.be/ckondBMUyqM

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/1286154498080011/

May 15, 2016
Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Topics Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic, Salsa Music, Hammond Organ, Jon Hammond Band, Jazz music, Jazzkeller, Musikmesse, Frankfurt

Frankfurt to Nashville With Detour to Hollywood Musikmesse ASCAP Expo Summer NAMM Show
http://laterent.blogspot.com/2016/05/frankfurt-to-nashville-with-detour-to.html

Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic, Salsa Music, Organ Jazz, Jazzkeller, Musikmesse, Frankfurt, #HammondOrgan #CNNiReport

Pocket Funk Movie

May 14, 2016

*WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: Pocket Funk Movie

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

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/166630089

Youtube https://youtu.be/8UXOGRm5W-Y

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/1285335608161900/

Jon Hammond Band – Pocket Funk – video: Tino Pavlis
Note: https://www.facebook.com/notes/jon-hammond-band/best-party-of-the-year-jon-hammonds-annual-musikmesse-warm-up-party-in-jazzkelle/1107482975950736
Best Party of The Year! Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Tuesday April 5th 2016 celebrating 30 years
Jon Hammond – organ Joe Berger – guitar Peter Klohmann – saxophone Giovanni Totò Gulino – drums Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ “Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!” The Jon Hammond Show is a funky swinging instrumental revue, featuring top international soloists. The show has universal appeal. Big Hammond orgel sound – 100% organic
©JON HAMMOND International – JJ Guitars Suzuki Musical Instruments

Frankfurt to Nashville With Detour to Hollywood Musikmesse ASCAP Expo Summer NAMM Show
http://laterent.blogspot.com/2016/05/frankfurt-to-nashville-with-detour-to.html

Pocket Funk, Jazzkeller, Frankfurt, Jon Hammond Band, #HammondOrgan #Musikmesse #NAMMShow

Jon Hammond Funk Unit NAMM Nissan Stage DuckDuckGo

May 13, 2016

Jon Hammond Funk Unit NAMM Nissan Stage DuckDuckGo https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Jon+Hammond+Funk+Unit+NAMM+HammondCast+



As Seen on TV Jon Hammond Show Frankfurt musikmesse Hollywood ASCAP Expo Nashville NAMM Showcase

*WATCH CABLE TV SHOW HERE: Jon Hammond Show Public Access Cable TV Show Preview 05/07

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260507

Youtube https://youtu.be/eX6lmFrd1cU

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/1276595532369241/

Billboard Magazine Flashback – March 1984 article by Kim Freeman

Billboard Magazine Article about The Jon Hammond Show TV Show from March 17 1984, now The Jon Hammond Show
is in 34th year

Jon Hammond Show Public Access Cable TV Show Preview 05/07
First segment – opener Yachtklub Life James Wes Opener Jon Hammond Band – Hans Romanov Presents
Peter Klohmann tenor saxo
Joe Berger guitar
Giovanni Totò Gulino drums
Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ & bass
Video Tino Pavlis
Audio Johannes Napp, Silvio Cappucci
On the Main River – Frankfurt am Main

2nd segment Hollywood CA — Interview Allison Iraheta and Matthew Hager aka Halo Circus with Jon Hammond at the 11th annual ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO for Jon Hammond Show – special thanks Kelly MacGaunn kelleemack pr, ‪#‎bobbimarcuspr‬

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/AcousticNationNAMMConcertLydiasTuneInNashvilleTennessee1

by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP

2

DuckDuckGo, NAMM Show, Nissan Stage, Cable TV, #HammondOrgan #DuckDuckGo #CNNiReport

Jon Hammond Band 2nd set after Birthday Cake Break

May 12, 2016

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Jon Hammond Band 2nd set after Birthday Cake Break

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondBand2ndSetAfterBirthdayCakeBreak

Youtube https://youtu.be/o2–TIC-frk

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/166375459

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153459987517102/

Note from Jon Hammond
Video: Tino Pavlis​
https://www.facebook.com/notes/jon-hammond-band/best-party-of-the-year-jon-hammonds-annual-musikmesse-warm-up-party-in-jazzkelle/1107482975950736
Best Party of The Year! Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse​ Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller​ Tuesday April 5th 2016 celebrating 30 years
Jon Hammond​ – organ Joe Berger​ – guitar Peter Klohmann​ – saxophone Giovanni Totò Gulino​ – drums Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ “Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!” The Jon Hammond Show is a funky swinging instrumental revue, featuring top international soloists. The show has universal appeal. Big Hammond orgel sound – 100% organic – Jon’s birthday cake by Saray Pastanesi​ Jon Hammond Band​

Frankfurt to Nashville With Detour to Hollywood Musikmesse ASCAP Expo Summer NAMM Show http://kernelpanichammondcast.blogspot.com/2016/05/frankfurt-to-nashville-with-detour-to.html

Birthday Cake, Jazz, Party, Musikmesse, Jazzkeller, Frankfurt, #HammondOrgan #CNNiReport


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