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Today! DOWN HOME IN-STORE PERFORMANCE: JON HAMMOND & MARC BAUM Funky Jazz & Blues + Free Red Beans & Rice – FRIDAY MAY 12th at 5PM

May 12, 2017

#Today! DOWN HOME IN-STORE PERFORMANCE: JON HAMMOND & MARC BAUM Funky Jazz & Blues + Free Red Beans & Rice – FRIDAY MAY 12th at 5PM

DOWN HOME IN-STORE PERFORMANCE: JON HAMMOND & MARC BAUM Funky Jazz & Blues + Free Red Beans & Rice – FRIDAY MAY 12th at 5PM

by JC Garrett

Jon Hammond and Marc Baum go back a long long time! – Jon Hammond at the Hammond organ Marc Baum on tenor saxophone, Down Home Music Store – possibly a funky drummer as well folks – c’mon down! Bring a spoon! (we’ll have plastic ones don’t worry), Chef Marc is cooking it up personally!

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Down Home Music, El Cerrito, Funky Jazz, Blues, Red Beans, Rice, Saxophone, Hammond Organ,
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Ascap Expo Pics And Jon Hammond Audio

April 18, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Ascap Expo Pics And Jon Hammond Audio

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

Ascap Expo Pics and Jon Hammond Audio Jon Hammond Show
VIDEO: https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10154292211872102/

Photo credit for picture of Giovanni Totò Gulino drums with Peter Klohmann at Musikmesse: 2017 – copyright vollmond konzertfotografie – Taken on April 5, 2017
© All rights reserved

– just back from 31st year playing in Frankfurt musikmesse, this was
my 10th Ascap “I Create Music Expo” folks – enjoy the music, commentary
and interview with indie artist Ben Labat – set for broadcast 0422 on
MNN TV Channel 1 late Friday night / early Sat. morning air time: 01:30
AM east coast standard time, Manhattan Neighborhood Network and
streaming world wide HammondCast http://www.HammondCast.com/ ©JON HAMMOND International — at ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO.

Producer Jon Hammond
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English

Published April 17, 2017
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Topics Ascap Expo, Musikmesse, Jon Hammond, Funky Jazz, Hammond Organ, Travel, Soft News, Lauren Iossa, Ben Labat, Interview, Original Music, Photographs
#AscapExpo #Ascap #JonHammond #musikmesse #Photographs #FunkyJazz #HammondOrgan

Youtube https://youtu.be/TqeVYV_PhHo

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/213609462

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

Payphone Johnny musikmesse Warm Up Party in jazzkeller – Celebrating 31st consecutive year for Jon and Joe, and Jon’s 64th birthday

– original composition “Payphone Johnny” Peter Klohman t.s., Giovanni Totò Gulino d., Joe Berger g., Jon Hammond o.+b. – and Michael & Jenny with Leslie,

many friends in the house! http://www.HammondCast.com #Leslie #HammondOrgan #jazzkeller #musikmesse

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

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

Lee Oskar Plays Pocket Funk Jon Hammond Allstar Band Center Stage musikmesse

“Lee Oskar Plays Pocket Funk Jon Hammond Allstar Band Center Stage
musikmesse – Jon Hammond and Joe Berger’s 31st consecutive year in
musikmesse, with announcement by special events announcer Mavros Freitag

– Lee Oskar harmonica, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums,
Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond organ + bass

– special thanks Wolfgang Lücke

http://www.HammondCast.com
Jon Hammond Allstar Band with Lee Oskar musikmesse Day 1 Center Stage – Joe Berger g., Jon Hammond o., Lee Oskar h. Giovanni Totò Gulino d., Peter Klohmann t.s., Mavros Freitag announcement Jon Hammond International ASCAP American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP)
Johannes Weber, Christopher Sparkes Messe Frankfurt

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

musikmesse Jon Hammond Allstar Band Special Guests Center Stage: Joe Lamond d. from Tommy Tutone Band, Michael Falkenstein p. from James Brown – Band: Peter Klohmann t.s., Giovanni Totò Gulino d., Joe Berger g., Jon Hammond o. b. – Special Events Announcer
Eleftherios Mavros aka Mavros Freitag – Special Thanks Wolfgang Lücke Messe Frankfurt musikmesse Prolight + Sound Team

Michael Birk Veranstaltungslogistik GmbH Stage Crew

photo credit Bernie Capicchiano / Bernies Music Land of Australia

JJ Guitars, Suzuki Musical Instruments, NAMM Team, Ham-Berger-Friz Records – Jon Hammond’s and Joe Berger’s 31st consecutive musikmesse! #Musikmesse #HammondOrgan #NAMM #ProLight #Suzuki #FunkyJazz #BluesMusic #CenterStage @HammondCast www.HammondCast.com
Jon Hammond’s original compositions songs “White Onions” and “Late Rent” – Jon Hammond Show theme song 34 years on MNN TV in New York and streaming world wide.


Soft News, Lauren Iossa, Ben Labat, Interview, Original Music, Photographs
#AscapExpo #Ascap #JonHammond #musikmesse #Photographs #FunkyJazz #HammondOrgan

XK-5 Organ Declared B3 Of The Future by Jazz Organist Jon Hammond

March 20, 2017

XK-5 Organ Declared B3 Of The Future by Jazz Organist Jon Hammond

Hammond B3 Of The Future XK5 Slated to Make Daily Appearances Jon Hammond Organ Group Winter NAMM Musikmesse ProLight + Sound

Jon Hammond Organ Demo Hammond B3 of The Future XK-5 as seen at Tokyo Big Sight Japan Musical Instruments Fair

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Jon Hammond Show Preview 11 26 From Tokyo Japan Funk Soul Music New XK-5 Hammond Organ And B3

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondShowPreview1126FromTokyoJapanFunkSoulMusicNewXK5HammondOrganAndB3

Youtube https://youtu.be/uY7y-uLol2o

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153902968662102/

Published November 19, 2016
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Topics Japan Music Fair, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, Tokyo, Jon Hammond Show, Funk Soul Music, Chromatic Harmonica, B3 organ, XK5 Hammond, Modeled Tonewheel 1, #HammondOrgan

Tokyo Japan — Jon Hammond Broadcast for MNN TV Cable Access, 34th year Friday nights at 01:30AM (Sat.) Channel 1 – first segment
from Tokyo Big Sight Japan — Very special dedication at Musical Instruments Fair Japan Second Day to my good friend Waichiro Tachikawa aka Tachi – reprising 10 years later Mercy Mercy with the great Suzuki Chromatic harmonica masters Koei Tanaka and Tokuichi Inoue (Stevie Wonder’s friends and harmonica makers!), Joe Berger playing custom guitar built by Tor Arne Engdal and Jon Hammond at the exciting new Hammond organ product, the XK-5 aka XK5 presented in the full blown version Heritage Pro System with high power model 3300 Leslie Speaker daily onstage in the Suzuki Musical Instruments stand – enjoy this Full High Definition Film that will bring you right there to the bi-annual fair in the Big Sight convention and exhibition center in Tokyo, Japan – the largest one in the country! See you again in 2018 folks! These instruments are available now from your local Hammond Suzuki representitives – Jon Hammond
*Note: We will also be appearing at Winter NAMM Show, Frankfurt musikmesse Prolight + Sound and Summer NAMM Show 31st year – this is the New B3 of the Future, now! “The New Original” – JH
Jon Hammond is playing the New Hammond XK-5 Organ product from Suzuki Musical Instruments with “Modelled Tone Wheel 1” (MTW1)
Tone Generator. MTW™ (Modeled Tone Wheels)
Second segment: Japan Music Fair LIVE Get Back in The Groove XK5 featuring Koei Tanaka and Joe Berger plus special guest Tokuichi Inoue chromatic Harmonica Masters from Suzuki Musical Instruments – Jon Hammond is playing the new XK-5 Hammond organ and high power Leslie Speaker, the new standard in Hammond B3 digital organ, best modern Hammond organ in history, enjoy! Jon Hammond photo Steve aka Shunichi Horiuchi!

Third segment: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo — LATE RENT Theme Song in famous Hammond orgasm​ #Hammondorgasm Rock Club Tokyo Japan – Hammond B3 organ lounge where the late great Keith Emerson used to hang out – MUSICIANS: KOEI TANAKA harmonica, – Koei Tanaka​ JOE BERGER guitar, – Joe Berger​ KIMIAKI TOBE drums, – Kimiaki Tobe​ JON HAMMOND B3 organ – Jon Hammond


Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondShowMNNTVBroadcast0325

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/209023322

Jon Hammond Show MNN TV Broadcast 03 25
Manhattan Neighborhood Network Channel 1
©JON HAMMOND International
http://www.HammondCast.com

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Published March 19, 2017
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Topics Cable Access TV, Jon Hammond Show, Funky Jazz, Soft News, Hamburg, Auster Bar, NAMM Show, Head Phone, Hammond Organs

Jon Hammond – Sk1 Hammond Organ

Jon Hammond Band Live in Auster Bar Hamburg with NDR Horns, Lutz Büchner (RIP), Michael Leuschner, Fiete Felsch

Keith Emerson / Keith Noel Emerson November 2, 1944 – March 11, 2016

Anaheim Hilton Hotel Lobby showcase Jon Hammond Band with Koei Tanaka, Alex Budman, Bernard Purdie, Joe Berger “Head Phone”

Keith Emerson Anaheim Hilton Lobby showcase Hammond Organ USA portable B3 Sound Soul Summit

Jon Hammond Band with NDR Horns – Auster Bar Hamburg Eimsbüttel

Musikmesse Warm Up Party plakat hosted by Jon Hammond Band 31st year in the famous jazzkeller Frankfurt

April 4 2017 Date Set for 31st annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in jazzkeller hosted by Jon Hammond Band

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

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Jazzkeller, Frankfurt, Musikmesse, Warm Up Party, Hammond Organ, Jon Hammond Band, Jazz, Blues

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​

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B3 of The Future, XK5 Organ, Jon Hammond #JazzOrganist #HammondOrgans #Funk #Jazz

das Plakat for Musikmesse Warm Up Party hosted by Jon Hammond Band 31st year in the famous jazzkeller

March 12, 2017

das Plakat for Musikmesse Warm Up Party hosted by Jon Hammond Band 31st year in the famous jazzkeller

funky jazz musikmesse Warm Up Party set for Tuesday April 4 2017 JazzKeller Frankfurt
http://jonhammondband.com/blog.html/funky_jazz_musikmesse_warm_up_party_set_for_tuesday_april_4_2017_jazzkeller_frankfurt/
*WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: Best Party of The Year! funky jazz http://www.journal-frankfurt.de/funkyjazz Tuesday, April 4 at 9 PM Musikmesse Warm Up Party celebrating 31 years Best Party of The Ye See More

 — with Joe Berger, Jon Hammond, JazzKeller and Jazzkeller Frankfurt at JazzKeller

APR4

Musikmesse Warm Up Party hosted by Jon Hammond Band 31st year

Public

*WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: Best Party of The Year!

funky jazz

Multimedia, Jon Hammond, Cool jazz, Improvisation, #Party #HammondOrgans #Jazzkeller #Musikmesse #NAMM

Part 4 of 4 Conversations with main man Harold Channer – starts out telling the story about Teddy Venus in the Combat Zone – enjoy! Jon Hammond

February 13, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Part 4 of 4 Conversations with main man Harold Channer – starts out telling the story about Teddy Venus in the Combat Zone – enjoy! Jon Hammond

Part 4 of 4 Conversations with main man Harold Channer – starts out telling the story about Teddy Venus in the Combat Zone – enjoy!
Jon Hammond

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondConversationsWithHaroldChannerPt4JonHammondInterview

Harold Hudson Channer and Jon Hammond in conversation

Conversations With Harold Channer Pt 4 Jon Hammond Interview
Music News Brought To You By Jon Hammond on CONVERSATIONS WITH HAROLD HUDSON CHANNER on MNNTV
Intelligent Relevant Television Talk
Harold Channer is a talk-show host on public access television network Manhattan Neighborhood Network, or MNN. He is the longest-running producer for the network, having done over 2,200 interviews over 40 years. Speaking here with Jon Hammond of KYOU Radio, Music News Brought To you by Jon Hammond on Conversations, Pt 4 of one hour program

*WATCH VIDEO: Conversations With Harold Channer Part 4 Jon Hammond Interview http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondConversationsWithHaroldChannerPt4JonHammondInterview Hear Jon Hammond telling Harold Hudson Channer about his days playing Hammond organ nightly in the strip tease clubs in Boston Combat Zone in the mafia clubs as house organist at World Famous 2 O’Clock Club run by mobsters like Teddy Venus and Louie Venus the Venus Brothers. Just back from performing and presenting a Key Note Presentation in Melbourne Australia Ringwood Victoria at Bernies Music Land. Jon brought back a classic Akubra Australian Hat and recorded an album with drummer Michael Jordan LIVE AT BERNIES http://www.amazon.com/Live-At-Bernies-Jon-Hammond/dp/B003K7TMWM and a segment of Jon Hammond Band live in Jazzkeller Frankfurt with introduction by club owner Eugen Hahn featuring Jon’s lineup of Joe Berger guitar, Kevin James Mauder tenor saxophone, Heinz Lichius drums and Jon Hammond at the organ
Jon Hammond with Akubra Hat from Australia
Eugen Hahn introducing Jon Hammond Band at Jazzkeller Frankfurt
Harold Hudson Channer and Jon Hammond in conversation
Jon Hammond new touring rig with Hammond Sk1 organ, EXP-50 Expression Pedal, Italian keyboard stand by Bespeco, Flight Case by Gator cases, Kart-A-Bag Super 600 wheels
Jon and Harold looking at the in-studio monitor in studios of MNN TV on W. 59th St. in New York City
Conversations Pt 4 Harold Channer and Jon Hammond
Jon Hammond Band onstage at Jazzkeller Frankfurt with Kevin James Mauder tenor sax, Heinz Lichius drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at XB-2 Hammond organ

Looking good on the TV Neil Portnow!

#ASCAPPOP Great to see NARAS Grammy Award main man Neil Portnow at the reception this evening for ASCAP Pop Music Awards – we spoke about George Greif and Joe Cocker at the 1982 I attended, looking good Neil!
Grammy Awards 2017 Live Online – Jon Hammond

London, United Kingdom & Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, United Kingdom

– from the Bus Big Ben…thanks to the fine folks at Highland Express Airways for their hospitality aboard Highland 747-123 and accommodations at The Old Bell – which dates back to 1485! – Jon Hammond traveling with Joe Berger in United Kingdom

Thanks to the fine folks at Highland Express Airways for their hospitality aboard Highland 747-123 and accommodations at The Old Bell – which dates back to 1485! – Jon Hammond — at London Stansted Airport.

Glasgow Prestwick Airport / PIK – Thanks to the fine folks at Highland Express Airways for their hospitality aboard Highland 747-123 and accommodations at The Old Bell – which dates back to 1485! – / Tracie Diamond in the lounge! – Jon Hammond — at London Stansted Airport.

Special Delivery! – Pine Hill Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, United Kingdom The Old Bell landing pad – Thanks to the fine folks at Highland Express Airways for their hospitality aboard Highland 747-123 and accommodations at The Old Bell – which dates back to 1485! – Jon Hammond — at London Stansted Airport.

R.I.P. Al Jarreau Feb. 12, 2017 – Photos ©Jon Hammond International a Musikmesse 2016 with hr-bigband #hrbigband #aljarreau #tonylakatos Tony Lakatos tenor with Jörg Achim Keller conducting
*Note: I first saw Al Jarreau in 1977 at a special Warner Brothers showcase at Alan Pepper’s Bottom Line club in Greenwich Village NYC along with George Benson and Earl Klugh – he was great! Very successful show, he then stopped his job as a teacher and went full time in to music. Then I had the good fortune to see him again last year on the night of the final day of 2016 musikmesse together with the hr-Bigband – Frankfurt Radio Big Band *see my photos at the Congress Center Messe Frankfurt – and also Al did several shows with my friends in the NDR Bigband as well – JH

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Jarreau
Birth name Alwin Lopez Jarreau
Born March 12, 1940
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Died February 12, 2017 (aged 76)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Jazz, R&B, soul
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments
Vocals
Vocal percussion
Years active 1967–2017
Alwin Lopez “Al” Jarreau (March 12, 1940 – February 12, 2017) was an American jazz singer.[1] He won seven Grammy Awards and was nominated for over a dozen more. He was best known for his 1981 album Breakin’ Away and for singing the theme song of the late-1980s television series Moonlighting.
Jarreau was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the fifth of six children. His website refers to Reservoir Avenue, the name of the street where he lived. His father was a Seventh-day Adventist Church minister and singer, and his mother was a church pianist. He and his family sang together in church concerts and in benefits, and he and his mother performed at PTA meetings.[2]

He was student council president and Badger Boys State delegate for Lincoln High School. At Boys State, Jarreau, was elected governor.[3] He went on to attend Ripon College, where he also sang with a group called the Indigos. Jarreau graduated in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology.[1] He went on to earn a master’s degree in vocational rehabilitation from the University of Iowa, worked as a rehabilitation counselor in San Francisco, and moonlighted with a jazz trio headed by George Duke.

In 1967, he joined forces with acoustic guitarist Julio Martinez.[1] The duo became the star attraction at a small Sausalito night club called Gatsby’s. This success contributed to Jarreau’s decision to make professional singing his life and full-time career.

Going full-time[edit]

Al Jarreau in Wrocław, Poland; June 25, 2006

Al Jarreau headlining “Jazz in Kiev 2008” festival
In 1968, Jarreau made jazz his primary occupation. In 1969, Jarreau and Martinez headed south, where Jarreau appeared in such Los Angeles hot spots as Dino’s, The Troubadour, and Bitter End West. Television exposure came from Johnny Carson, Mike Douglas, Merv Griffin, Dinah Shore, and David Frost. He expanded his nightclub appearances performing at The Improv between the acts of such rising-star comics as Bette Midler, Jimmie Walker, and John Belushi. During this period, he became involved with the United Church of Religious Science and the Church of Scientology, but he later dissociated from Scientology. Also, roughly at the same time, he began writing his own lyrics, finding that his Christian spirituality began to influence his work.

In 1975, Jarreau was working with pianist Tom Canning when he was spotted by Warner Bros. Records. On Valentine’s Day 1976 he sang on the 13th episode of NBC’s new Saturday Night Live hosted, that week, by Peter Boyle (Young Frankenstein, Everybody Loves Raymond). Soon thereafter he released his critically acclaimed debut album, We Got By, which catapulted him to international fame and garnered him a German Grammy Award. A second German Grammy would follow with the release of his second album, Glow.

One of Jarreau’s most commercially successful albums is Breakin’ Away (1981), which includes the hit song “We’re in This Love Together”. In 1984, his single “After All” reached 69 on the US Hot 100 chart and number 26 on the R&B chart. It was especially popular in the Philippines. His last big hit was the Grammy-nominated theme to the 1980s American television show Moonlighting, for which he wrote the lyrics. Among other things, he was well known for his extensive use of scat singing, and vocal percussion. He was also a featured vocalist on USA for Africa’s “We Are the World” in which he sang the line, “…and so we all must lend a helping hand.” Another charitable media event, HBO’s Comic Relief, featured Al in a duet with Natalie Cole singing the song “Mr. President”, written by Joe Sterling, Mike Loveless and Ray Reach.

Jarreau took an extended break from recording in the 1990s. As he explained in an interview with Jazz Review: “I was still touring, in fact, I toured more than I ever had in the past, so I kept in touch with my audience. I got my symphony program under way, which included my music and that of other people too, and I performed on the Broadway production of Grease. I was busier than ever! For the most part, I was doing what I have always done … perform live. I was shopping for a record deal and was letting people know that there is a new album coming. I was just waiting for the right label (Verve), but I toured more than ever.”[4]

In 2003, Jarreau and conductor Larry Baird collaborated on symphony shows around the United States, with Baird arranging additional orchestral material for Jarreau’s shows.

He toured and performed with Joe Sample, Chick Corea, Kathleen Battle, Miles Davis, David Sanborn,[5] Rick Braun, and George Benson. He also performed the role of the Teen Angel in a 1996 Broadway production of Grease. On March 6, 2001, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard on the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue.

In 2006, Al Jarreau appeared in a duet with American Idol finalist Paris Bennett during the Season 5 finale and on Celebrity Duets singing with actor Cheech Marin.

In 2010, Al Jarreau was a guest on the new Eumir Deodato album, with the song “Double Face” written by Nicolosi/Deodato/Al Jarreau. The song was produced by the Italian company Nicolosi Productions.

On February 16, 2012, he was invited to the famous Italian Festival di Sanremo to sing with the Italian group Matia Bazar.

On February 8, 2017, after being hospitalized for exhaustion, he cancelled his remaining 2017 tour dates and retired from touring.[6]

Personal life
Jarreau was married twice. His first marriage, to Phyllis Hall, lasted from 1964 to 1968. His second wife was model Susan Elaine Player, whom he married in 1977. Jarreau and Player had one son together, Ryan.

It was reported on July 23, 2010 that Jarreau was critically ill at a hospital in France, while in the area to perform a concert at nearby Barcelonnette, and was being treated for respiratory problems and cardiac arrhythmias.[7] He was taken to the intensive-care unit at Gap late on July 22, 2010.[8] Jarreau was conscious, in a stable condition and in the cardiology unit of La Timone hospital in Marseille, the Marseille Hospital Authority said. He was expected to remain there for about a week for tests.[9] In June 2012, Jarreau was diagnosed with pneumonia, which caused him to cancel several concerts in France.[10] Jarreau made a full recovery and continued to tour extensively until February 2017.[11][12]

In 2009 children’s author Carmen Rubin published the story Ashti Meets Birdman Al, inspired by the music of Al Jarreau. He wrote the foreword for the book and read from it across the world. Al and Carmen worked together to promote literacy and the importance of keeping music alive in children.

Death[edit]
Al Jarreau suffered pneumonia and some effective seizures and was hospitalized. He died on February 12, 2017 at the age of 76.

El Cerrito High School Jazz Festival:

University of the Pacific Jazz Ensemble was sounding real good yesterday conducted by Patrick Langham folks! from the Brubeck Institute – Jon Hammond

Oakland, California — Outrageous colors last night’s sunset – seen from Oakland Hills – Jon Hammond

Early bird gets the worm…2nd mouse gets the paradiddle!
8AM Alan Hall Drum Master Class El Cerrito High School Bands Jazz Festival – Jon Hammond

http://echsbands.com/festival/
“The Third Annual El Cerrito Jazz Festival is taking place on Saturday, February 11, 2017 in the ECHS Performing Arts Center”
First bands up Albany High School Instrumental Music HS Jazz Lab and Northgate Instrumental Music Boosters – NIMB Jazz Band II

4 minutes ago
Times Square, New York City is the most famous and oft-visited place in the world – always exciting and non-stop action here in ‘The City That Never Sleeps’!

Always well lit and with giant interactive TV screens – the ultimate tourist location and for locals alike. In the days before LED lights and screens, the very first large outdoor TV screen was the Mitsubishi USA Diamond Vision Screen – and then followed by the Sony Jumbotron. I personally produced clips that were shown on the Diamond Vision Screen at 47th & Broadway (across from TKTS, at the time it was on top of Bowery Savings Bank branch) – the clips were shown 80 times daily for 3.5 minutes, and we did the psychedelic countdown to the New Year on New Years Eve twice, seen by millions live and on ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve – c u there folks! – Jon Hammond
— Times Square, New York

Hammond organ concert to benefit family of Gregg Gronowski – from Chicago Tribune Kathy Cichon
Elgin Courier News in Land O’ Lincoln folks! – I’ll be playing with Joe Berger and 2 local cats: Sam Jewell drums and Steve Eisen tenor sax for ‘Gregg’ Gregory Gronowski Feb. 22nd in St. Charles IL Arcada Theatre *thanks Ron Onesti – Hammond Organ USA
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-ecn-hammond-organ-st-0217-20170210-story.html :
Feb. 10, 2017 10:31 AM “The Hammond organ seems to inspire not just loyalty amongst the musicians who play it, but also a spirit of camaraderie.

“It’s not joining the Elks or the Moose Lodge or something, but it is a fraternity/sorority… People helping and coming together. A lot of this was formed by Gregg. If you needed help, Gregg was there to help,” said Scott May, organist for the Ides of March and project manager/artist liaison for Hammond USA. “That selflessness and brotherhood became the order of the day, and it’s been wonderful to have that with so many artists and so many big names. It started with Gregg, and now we perpetuate.
More than 20 Hammond artists will come to together Wednesday, Feb. 22 at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles for the sixth annual Hammond Sound Soul Summit. The concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m., features musicians from across the genres including rock, jazz, pop, Gospel and more. During this year’s Summit – the first time the event is held in the Chicago area – they will celebrate the life of Gregg Gronowski, Hammond USA’s director of sales and marketing. Gronowski, who is credited with helping to create the family-like relationship among the Hammond musicians that’s affectionately dubbed “HamFam,” died in August 2016 following a massive stroke. All proceeds from the concert will benefit Gronowski’s family.

“He was a great guy, a special guy. He’s brought together this Hammond family,” said Robby Robinson, longtime music director for Frankie Valli. “He was kind of the Papa Bear of the HamFam. All of this Hammond organ people have this affinity and brotherhood so to speak, that it really is kind of a family. It’s really special, and I’m so blessed to be a part of it.”
The night of music features what May calls “an unprecedented lineup” of Hammond musicians across a variety of musical genres.

“You don’t get to see these artists together in one place. You’ll never see Mark Stein from Vanilla Fudge and Dr. Lonnie Smith together in the same show,” May said. “You’ll never see some of the Gospel artists and some of the rock artists together in the same show. It demonstrates the depth of Hammond family and the camaraderie we have.”

Among those performing are jazz legend Dr. Lonnie Smith, Mark Stein of Vanilla Fudge, Emiko, Rev. Jimmie Smith, Red Young of Eric Burdon’s The Animals, Kevin McKendree of the Brian Setzer and Delbert McClinton bands, Yates McKendree, former Tower of Power musician Ellis Hall, Kim Tibbs, Jon Hammond, Jim Afredson, Tommy Leershen, Justin Dillard, Anthony Williams of the Bobby Jones Gospel TV show, Marine LaCoste of Uncle Kracker, Gary Swan from Etta James’ band, Steven Eaklor, Peter Gallinari of Leslie West’s and Richie Scarlett’s bands and Jim Kozak. Also performing is May with the Ides of March featuring Jim Peterik, as well as Robinson with members of the Jersey Boys cast.

“We’re going to do a medley of Frankie Valli songs,” Robinson said. “I’ve been living those songs for ever and ever. ”

During the Summit, musical equipment donated by Addison-based Hammond – including an organ – will be raffled, with those proceeds also going to Gronowski’s family.

“Gregg was very, very special to the company. He wasn’t a keyboard player, he was a bass player by trade,” May said. “He learned a lot about the instrument and did a lot to bring the company up to a modern level.”

Robinson said Gronowski was a genuinely warm person who connected with everyone, and that he had a real passion for music and the Hammond organ. That passion for Hammond is something Robinson shares.

“I’ve been playing Hammond since the 60s. I own eight Hammond organs,” said Robinson, who is also a composer and producer.

What is it about the instrument that inspires such devotion?

“There is no other organ in pop music or rock music or Gospel music that has become the standard bearer for the instrument in any of those genres. It just doesn’t happen,” Robinson said. “It’s a one of a kind instrument. It’s hard to quantify exactly … but there’s no doubt that anybody who is Hammond organ player has a love affair with the instrument.

“I love to play piano but when I sit down at the Hammond organ, it’s the most fun thing I do in music,” he said. “There’s a special connection that I cannot articulate what it is, because it’s such an emotional experience that it’s hard to define it. But it is consistent and it is real.”

And during the Sound Soul Summit, audience members will have a chance to share that experience when the artists perform.

“Guitarists get all the press. Everybody loves guitar players. They get all the press and all the action. The keyboard players kind of sit back,” May said. “Now this is time for the keyboard players to step to the front of the stage and shine.”

Kathy Cichon is a freelance reporter for the Elgin Courier-News.

Hammond Organ Sound Soul Summit

When: Feb. 22

Where: Arcada Theatre, 105E. Main St., St. Charles

Tickets: $25-$100

Information: 630-962-7000 or http://www.arcadalive.com

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Hammond heaven — playing my mostly stock 1965 Hammond B3 + 122 Leslie speaker

– I opened it up so you can see a few mods by the late great master Bill Beer / Keyboard Products of Los Angeles – I bought this organ rig at the age of 18, not too long ago folks! – Jon Hammond
http://www.jonhammondband.com/news.html

Part 4, Conversations, Harold Channer, MNN TV, Gregg Gronowski, Arcada Theatre, Chicago Tribune, #HammondOrgan #B3 #Arcada #Chicago

Landesjugendjazzorchester Mecklenburg Vorpommern Under Rehearsal

October 6, 2015

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Landesjugendjazzorchester Mecklenburg Vorpommern Under Rehearsal

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LandesjugendjazzorchesterMecklenburgVorpommernUnderRehearsal</a>

Published October 4, 2015
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Topics Landesjugendjazzorchester Mecklenburg-Vorpommern #HammondOrgan #Jazz #Bigband #Schwerin #B3 #Sk1 Jon Hammond

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1274968</a>

Youtube https://youtu.be/b5u6Rfu4Fho</a>

Schwerin​ Germany — Rehearsal Day Film for program:
„Organ meets Bigband“ – LaJazzO MV feat. Jon Hammond (organ)
das Landesjugendjazzorchester Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (LaJazzO MV) wieder im Klostergarten​ Rostock zu Gast – diesmal mit dem New Yorker Jazzorganisten Jon Hammond.
Das Jugendensemble steht synonym für den besten Jazznachwuchs aus ganz Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Als Projekt des Landesmusikrates M-V e. V. gibt es – gefördert vom NDR und dem Bildungsministerium M-V – den talentiertesten jungen Jazzern unseres Landes eine hervorragende Plattform für gemeinsames Musizieren. Musiker im Alter von 14-26 Jahren haben hier die Möglichkeit, unter professioneller Anleitung das musikalische Zusammenspiel in einem Jazzorchester und die Grundlagen der Improvisation zu erlernen. Vielen, heute erfolgreichen Musikern diente das Orchester bislang als Sprungbrett. Unter der Leitung des Trompeters und Jazzdozenten Michael Leuschner ist das LaJazzO zu einem beeindruckenden Klangkörper, einem musikalischen Aushängeschild für Mecklenburg-Vorpommern herangereift und spielt regelmäßig im Programm der Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern​
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 Grey – eine Leihgabe aus dem Archiv der NDR Big Band​.
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.
Leitung: Michael Leuschner
http://www.jazzclub-rostock.de/events/organ-meets-bigband-lajazzo-mv-feat-jon-hammond-organ/</a>
HammondCast
http://www.HammondCast.com</a>

Producer Jon Hammond
Language German

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

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

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/140682109</a>

Youtube https://youtu.be/2rM_x3kZBG8</a>

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</a>

Photo by Joachim Hildebrand

Photos by Joachim Hildebrand

by Jon Hammond

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Topics Jazz, Blues, Public Access TV, tenor sax, harmonica, guitar, #HammondOrgan

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondINDIEPOOLKYOURadioSpecialJonRussellHostingJonHammondofHammondCastShow</a>

Jon Russell Indie Pool KYOU Radio Jazz Blues Radio CBS Network Chicago San Francisco

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The Indie Pool: Jon Russell Hosts Jon Hammond KYOURADIO San Francisco CA–
Not just another interview show with music. More like an audio magazine that digs deeper so you’ll come away with a better understanding of the featured artists and bands and their music. Every couple of weeks the Indie Pool presents a new installment giving you an opportunity to come away with a better understanding of who’s making today’s music and why. The Indie Pool showcases: Jon Hammond
With music from Jon Hammond played live in the studios of KYOU Radio with Host Jon Russell and tracks from Jon’a album NDR SESSIONS Projekt on Ham-Beger-Friz Records ©JON HAMMOND International

Jon’s special archive http://archive.org/details/HammondCast_22</a>

Al Jazzbo Collins

Chris Cortez and Jon Hammond

This episode of HammondCast on KYOU 1550 AM Radio features some historic recordings of Jon Hammond with radio & tv legend AL “JAZZBEAUX” COLLINS, this will blow your socks off! Al does a complete recitation of his Hipster version of “Little Red Ridinghood” accompanied by Jon on the Hammond organ live. Also radio host CHRIS CORTEZ talking about how Jon and Jazzbeaux almost blew up the transmitter for the radio station by plugging the Hammond organ directly in as a late-night experiment on the Bay Area station…wooops! All worked out ok, but the Chief Engineer and Station Manager were a little bit upset the next day.
Going back even a few more years, Al Jazzbeaux breaks Jon’s recording of “Sidewinder” on the now defunct but legendary and most powerful station of New York City-WNEW 1130 AM. For Al Jazzbeaux Collins freaks, this HammondCast episode is a MUST.
Jon Hammond is a member of Local 802 & Local 6 Musicians Unions and an ASCAP Composer/Publisher-JON HAMMOND International, Inc.
No singers on Mr. Hammond’s band…”The FINGERS…are the SINGERS!”
http://www.HammondCast.com</a>

Anaheim California — This was a great P.Mauriat Party! at Winter NAMM a years ago – here with Alejandro Chiabrando and Alex Mingmann Hsieh – Jon Hammond — with Alejandro Chiabrando and Alex Mingmann Hsieh at Clarion Hotel Anaheim.

It’s not Simon and Garfunkle..Tino Pavlis and Joe Berger!
Jon Hammond — with Tino Pavlis and Joe Berger at musikmesse

From my first CD booklet – first release of “Late Rent” on Hotwire Records – collector edition! Jon Hammond

August 28, 1989 – Alex Foster on the Saxophone Chair in my band “Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men at Mikell’s on Columbus Avenue NYC, sounded great Alex! – JH

http://youtu.be/BIvQDISkOF0</a>
Based on a TRUE story, Hammond wrote this song first performed Aug. 28th 1989 at Mikell’s NYC: PARTY IS FORBIDDEN HERE! This film features drummers Bernard Purdie & Chuggy Leslie J. Carter, the Power-House Rhythm Section getting down! Jon Hammond at his 1959 B3 organ along with Alex Foster tenor sax..

21 years old – I found out my first day at Berklee College of Music in 1973 that I could not have accordion or Hammond organ as my principle instrument, I was sure mad about that! They sent me to the piano practice rooms with the broken out-of-tune Kawaii pianos with cigarette burns all over them, saxophone players playing scales on either side in the practice booths and drummers, it was nuts – Jon Hammond http://www.accordionradio.com/news.html</a> — at Berklee College of Music

This is the Gretel & Alfons on the Große Freiheit 29, 22767 Hamburg where The Beatles hung out and drank beers back in the days when they were playing long nights at The Star Club just steps away. My friend Horst Jankowiak (R.I.P.) who was the owner told me that Paul McCartney returned there in 1989 and paid up their outstanding tab for beers leftover from 1961, and gave the house a pretty good tip as well. Very sad to hear that Horst has died, he had myself and Joe Berger sign in the house guest book on the next page over from where Jimi Hendrix had signed it – I met Lee Curtis there in Gretel & Alfons and Lee walked with me and showed me the place where Star Club had burnt down – Lee Curtis (from Liverpool) played The Star Club more than any other performer – quite a legacy there folks! Jon Hammond

http://www.noz.de/artikel/2232056/bei-gretel-alfons-stand-paul-mccartney-in-der-kreide</a>
Bei Gretel & Alfons stand Paul McCartney in der Kreide
Hier muss es gewesen sein, genau hier in diesem roten Backsteingebäude. Und richtig, eine goldene Tafel am Eingang konserviert das Ereignis in wenigen Zeilen: Am 17. 9. 1960 betraten die Beatles die Bühne des „Indra”. Es war ihr erstes Deutschland-Engagement und der Beginn einer großen Karriere. Wer sich hier in Hamburg-St. Pauli in der Straße „Große Freiheit” abseits der Reeperbahn umsieht und Ulf Krügers „Beatles-Guide Hamburg” dabei hat, erfährt mehr: Zum Beispiel, dass John, Paul und George damals noch ohne Ringo, dafür aber mit Schlagzeuger Pete Best und Bassist Stuart -Sut-cliffe spielten. Vier bis sechs Stunden die Nacht für 30 Mark pro Beatle. Dafür boten sie krächzigen Rock n Roll, doch den wollte kaum jemand hören.
Nach erledigtem Job und dem einen oder anderen „Absacker” in einer der zahlreichen Kiez-Bars mussten die Beatles auf dem Weg ins Bett die auch heute noch schmuddelige Große Freiheit bis ans Ende laufen und links abbiegen in die Paul-Roosen-Straße 33. Zwei fensterlose Räume mit Matratzen auf Metallgestellen mehr gabs nicht, erzählt der Beatles-Guide. Und dass für die Katzenwäsche ein Mini-Waschbecken auf der Herrentoilette des „Bambi-Kinos” zur Verfügung stand.

Heute erinnert hier nur noch eine vergilbte Tafel mit vier verblichenen Beatles-Fotos und ein lieblos gestaltetes Schaufenster an diese erste „Suite” der Fab Four. Schade, denn in dieser efeuumrankten Fassade steckt mehr Geschichte. Zum Beispiel eine kleine Dummheit mit großen Folgen, festgehalten im Beatles-Guide: Paul McCartney zündete beim Auszug aus diesem unwirtlichen Loch im Dezember 1960 ein Kondom an und verbrannte es im Flur. Bruno Koschmider zeigte ihn wegen Brandstiftung an. Die Folge: Paul und Pete Best muss-ten eine Nacht in einer Zelle der berühmten Davidswache auf der Reeperbahn verbringen, bevor sie nach Großbritannien ausgewiesen wurden.
Offensichtlich ein mieser Trick im rüden Rock-n-Roll-Geschäft auf dem Kiez. Die -Beatles hatten nämlich erstens im „Kaiserkeller” Erfolg und zweitens bereits George Harrison verloren, der im November 1960 ausgewiesen worden war, weil er noch nicht volljährig war. Anfang Dezember 1960 waren John, Paul, Pete und Stu Sutcliffe aus dem „Kaiserkeller” abgeworben worden und sollten zukünftig im neu eröffneten „Top Ten” auf der Reeperbahn auftreten. Diesen Plan durchkreuzte „Kaiserkeller”-Manager Bruno Koschmider erfolgreich mit seiner Anzeige wegen Brandstiftung. Doch im März 1961 waren die Beatles wieder da und traten nun mit Tony Sheridan zusammen im „Top Ten” auf der Reeperbahn 136 auf. Der Fußmarsch hierhin lohnt heute jedoch nicht mehr, denn in der jetzt im ehemaligen „Top-Ten” beheimateten Disco „La Cage” finden sich keine Beatles-Spuren.

Dafür aber im Beatles-Guide: Kurz und anschaulich beschreibt Ulf Krüger, wie Tony Sheridan selbst mithalf, hier die Bühne zu bauen, wie die Beatles nun für immerhin 40 Mark pro Nacht darauf umjubelte Auftritte hinlegten und ab Frühjahr 1961 ihre Fans aus dem „Kaiserkeller” ins „Top Ten” rüberzogen. Darunter auch Grafiker und Bassist Klaus Voormann und Astrid Kirchherr, die die später berühmt gewordenen Fotos der Beatles auf dem nah gelegenen Heiligengeistfeld mach-te und angeblich die Pilzkopffrisuren erfand. Und noch einer hörte von diesen angeblich fabelhaften Beatles, kam ins „Top Ten” und buchte die Band sofort für Aufnahmen: Bert Kaempfert, der Big-Band-Leader.
Er nahm die Beatles sogar unter Vertrag, den er erst auf Bitten des späteren Managers Brian Epstein löste. -Kaempfert ahnte nicht, dass er einen Millionendeal verschenkte. Der Beatles-Guide lotst seine Leser wieder zurück in die Große Freiheit, vorbei an diversen Table-Dance-Bars, Kontakthöfen, Thai-Clubs und anderen Rotlicht-Schuppen. Das Ziel: die Hausnummer 39, schräg gegenüber vom ehemaligen „Kaiserkeller”. Hier eröffnete ein gewisser Manfred Weißleder, zuvor Betriebselektriker auf dem Kiez, im April 1962 den „Star-Club” und warb die Beatles aus dem „Top Ten” ab. Drei Gastspiele absolvierten sie in dem zum Musikclub umgebauten Stern-Kino. Letzter Auftritt: 31. Dezember 1962. Danach gings zurück auf die britische Insel, denn zwischenzeitlich war ein Telegramm aus Liverpool angekommen: „Glückwunsch, Jungs Plattenfirma EMI möchte Aufnahmen mit euch.”

Aha, und den Star-Club -gibts also immer noch, denkt der Beatles-Spurensucher, wenn er vor der Großen Freiheit Nummer 39 angekommen ist. Doch ein Blick in Krügers Beatles-Guide macht auch hier schlau: Was da heute unter Star-Club firmiert, ist nur eine billige Kopie. Das letzte Konzert im ursprünglichen Star-Club ging bereits am Neujahrstag 1970 über die Bühne, danach war hier 13 Jahre lang das Sex-Theater „Salambo”, bis das Gebäude 1983 abbrannte und 1987 schließlich abgerissen wurde. Dafür finden sich im Beatles-Guide noch jede Menge Erinnerungen: Star-Club-Autogrammkarten der Beatles, ein Foto vom alten Eingang und besonders schön: eine Gagenquittung, ausgestellt für John Lennon über 425 Mark. Viele dieser erstmals veröffentlichten Exponate stammen von Ulf Krüger, der einst Schlagzeuger im Star-Club war, einer der besten Kenner der damaligen Szene ist und eine bemerkenswerte Privatsammlung mit Stücken aus der Zeit des „Hamburg Sound” besitzt.
Die würde er sogar für interessiertes Publikum zur Verfügung stellen, doch bisher sind alle Ideen, etwa ein Beatles-Museum auf dem Kiez zu eröffnen, im Sande verlaufen. Und aufdrängen möchte Krüger sich auch nicht, deutet aber doch ein bisschen wehmütig nach Liverpool: „Dort gibt es ,Cavern City Tours, Stadtrundfahrten auf den Spuren der Beatles”, erzählt er und schwärmt von der jährlich stattfindenden „Beatle-Week”: „Allein zum Abschlusstag dieser Festwoche kommen 250 000 Menschen! Ich glaube, die Stadt Hamburg weiß gar nicht, was für ein touristischer Magnet die Beatles sein könnten, wenn man ihre Vergangenheit hier nur richtig präsentieren würde.”

Und so bleibt der „Beatles-Guide” ein erster zaghafter Versuch im Westentaschenformat. Das macht die Sache spannender für Spurensucher: Denn Zeitzeugen wie Horst Jankowiak warten nicht in einem Hamburger Beatles-Museum als Wärter auf Besucher, nein, einen wie ihn muss man auf dem Kiez aufspüren, um Geschichten aus den Sixties zu hören. Kleiner Tipp: Mal im Lokal „Gretel und Alfons” in der Großen Freiheit 29 vorbeischauen. Hat Paul McCartney im Jahre 1989 auch gemacht. Denn hier, im „Wohnzimmer” der Star-Club-Musiker, hatte er 1962 gewohnt und beim Auszug Schulden hinterlassen. Die hat Paule nach 27 Jahren bei Horst Jankowiak mit Zins und Zinseszins bezahlt und ein Poster signiert, das heute natürlich einen Ehrenplatz bei „Gretel und Alfons” hat.

Frank Siemers Photographs of Jon Hammond in Hamburg Morning with trusty Sk1 organ on tour

The amateur photog (me/Jon Hammond) shoots a picture of the real Professional Photographer –

http://www.franksiemers.com/swf/base.html</a> Frank Siemers standing next to my well traveled Hammond Sk1 organ in the Gator case on my Super 600 Kart-A-Bag™ wheels in the early morning in Hamburg

– thanks for the great spontaneous photos Frank, a real pleasure and fun time in good old Hamburg, Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond Hamburg Morning photographs by great photographer Frank Siemers, dankeschön Frank!

great to be back in good old Hamburg in the North – Jon

Landesjugendjazzorchester, Rehearsal Film, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Jon Hammond, NDR, Landesmusikrat, #HammondOrgan #Jazz #CableTV #musikmesse

La Jazz O MV Under Rehearsal

October 4, 2015

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: La Jazz O MV Under Rehearsal

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LaJazzOMVUnderRehearsal</a>

Youtube https://youtu.be/FjoT4jzCbU0</a>

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/141296768</a>

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1274723</a>

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/vb.133709526657853/1138380139524115/?type=3&theater</a>

by Jon Hammond

Published October 2, 2015
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Topics LaJazzO MV, Rehearsal, Schwerin Germany, Mecklenburg Vorpommern, #Jazz #HammondOrgan #BigBand #Jazzorgel, Jon Hammond, Michael Leuschner

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 http://www.HammondCast.com</a>

Producer Jon Hammond
Language German

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/AroundTheWorldWithTheJonHammondShow</a>

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1268683</a>

Youtube https://youtu.be/7W5OmEeKyE0</a>

by Jon Hammond

Published September 4, 2015
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Topics Around The World, Public Access TV Show, Jon Hammond Show, Music, Travel, Soft News #HammondOrgan #Jazz #NDRHorns #Hamburg #Yoshi’s #Jazzbo

Preview 09/12 Public Access TV Program The Jon Hammond Show, 32nd year – Music, Travel and Soft News – this episode begins in Hamburg Germany live performance Jon Hammond theme song Late Rent with the NDR Horns in Auster Bar. San Mateo California in studio KCSM 91.1 FM with broadcasting legend Al Jazzbo Collins just prior to Yoshi’s Oakland concert, Jon Hammond & The Late Rent Session Men with Bennett Friedman tenor saxophone, Barry Finnerty guitar, James Preston drums, Jon Hammond organ – then in studio mix down session at Digisonic Studio Berkeley CA radio mix “Head Phone” by Jon Hammond and live performance in Jazz Kneipe Frankfurt Germany – all original music ©JON HAMMOND International http://www.HammondCast.com

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/OrganMeetsBigbandInTheZeughausWismar</a>

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1267791</a>

Youtube https://youtu.be/mN36dsQEFPo</a>

by Jon Hammond

Published August 31, 2015
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Topics Meckelnburg Vorpommern, Landesjugendjazzorchester, NDR Archive, Big Band, Michael Leuschner, Heinz Lichius, Camera, Zeughaus Wismar, Landesmusikrat, Jon Hammond, #HammondOrgan #Jazz #Wismar

Organ Meets Bigband in The Zeughaus Wismar – Camera: Heinz Lichius Am 30.07.2015 ist das Landesjugendjazzorchester Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (LaJazzO MV) mit seinem diesjährigen Solisten Jon Hammond in der Hansestadt Wismar zu Gast.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1625578051045838/</a>
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 Grey – 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.

Programm: “Organ meets Bigband”
Leitung: Michael Leuschner
Donnerstag, d. 30.07.2015, 19:00 Zeughaus Wismar
with Elli Soosz, Jan Rolle, Daniel Be, Leon Saleh, Gabriel Rosenbach, Michael Leuschner, Heinz Lichius, Matthis Rasche, Hörni Thorun, Paul Gramkow, Marie Birkholz, Jan Boge, Ole Si, Elisabeth Guericke, Nane Schüßler, Henning Schiewer, Noah Jens, Oliver Herlitzka, Anne-Katrin Meyer and Al Tobias at Zeughaus Wismar

Producer Jon Hammond http://www.HammondCast.com</a>
Language German

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/TinosHammondOrgan80thAnniversaryFilmDocumentaryTrailer</a>

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/2AX5CRnBWkA</a>

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

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/Part3LewSoloffCelebrationMovieByJonHammondFromMyChair</a>

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1251868</a>

by Jon Hammond

Published June 22, 2015
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Topics Lew Soloff, Celebration Concert, Memorial, Trumpet player, Local 802 Musicians, Manhattan School of Music, Jon Hammond, Jon Faddis, Gil Evans Orchestra, Brandon Soloff, Film

Part 3 Lew Soloff Celebration Movie by Jon Hammond from my chair – MC’d by Paul Shaffer, with remembrance and solo piece by Jon Faddis, “The Lew Chant” led by Paul, Gil Evans Orchestra piece conducted by Bill Warfield​ – part 4 will be forthcoming folks, R.I.P Lew Soloff​. Sincerely, Jon Hammond​ *memb. Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM​ Link to release from Lew’s agent: Nancy Meyer: http://www.lewsoloff.com/Celebration%20for%20Lew%20Soloff%20Press%20Release%20Number%203.pdf</a> – Gil Evans Page​ at Manhattan School of Music​ on June 8, 2015 – camera by Jon Hammond
Tom Bones Malone, Alex Sipiagin, Lew Soloff, David Taylor, Bill Warfield, Lena Soloff, Laura Solomon, Blue Lou Marini, Alex Foster, Shunzo Ohno, John Clark, Jon Faddis, Rob Scheps, Adam Nussbaum, Paul Shaffer, Conrad Herwig, Sammy Figueroa, Beth Gottlieb, Brandon Soloff, Grace Kelly, Chris Rogers

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English
http://www.HammondCast.com</a>

Facebook Video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/vb.558692101/10152856965837102/?type=3&theater Part 3 Lew Soloff Celebration Movie By Jon Hammond From My Chair

Jon’s archive

Public Access TV Show Preview Germany Tour Organ Meets Bigband Jon Hammond Show

October 3, 2015

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Public Access TV Show Preview Germany Tour Organ Meets Bigband Jon Hammond Show

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260815</a>

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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</a>
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

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/RaisingTheSpiritsOfDukeEllingtonAndBillyStrayhornInPenzlin</a>

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10152952094587102/?l=3379645723683133713</a>

Published August 16, 2015
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Topics Organ, Bigband, Billy Strayhorn, Alte Burg Penzlin, Duke Ellington, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, LaJazzO MV, #HammondOrgan #BigBand #Jazz

LaJazzO MV – Organ Meets Bigband: Raising the Spirits of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn in PenzlinFestspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern https://www.facebook.com/262001453919930/photos/pb.262001453919930.-2207520000.1439293800./811727642280639/?type=3&theater</a> Members: Besetzung 2015: Saxophone 1. Altsaxophon (Lead) Elisabeth Sooß, Neukloster 2. Altsaxophon Gerhild Vent, Satow 1. Tenorsaxophon Marie Birkholz, Stralsund 2. Tenorsaxophon N.N. Baritonsaxophon Matteo Schöttke, Drispeth Posaunen 1. Posaune (Lead) Jan Boge, Zierow 2. Posaune Anne-Katrin Meyer, Alt Meteln 3. Posaune Elisabeth Guericke, Wismar Bassposaune Paul Gramkow, Lübow Tuba Nane Schüssler, Lübow Trompeten 1. Trompete (Lead) Matthis Rasche, Hamburg 2. Trompete Jan Rolle, Lübow 3. Trompete Ole Sprick, Wismar 4. Trompete Marcus Radloff, Gelbensande 5. Trompete Jannicke Hagen, Lüblow Rhythmusgruppe Piano Tobias Altripp, Hinrichshagen Piano Niklas Baldt, Greifswald Gitarre Oliver Herlitzka, Rostock Gitarre Mareille Merk, Weimar Bass Wieland Lemke, Greifswald Bass Henning Schiewer, Questin Bass Henriette Thorun, Schwerin Schlagzeug Ansgar Vent, Satow Schlagzeug Daniel Besthorn, Greifswald Schlagzeug Leon Saleh, Rahlsted
Genre: Big Band/ Jazz
Hometown: Rostock – Leader: Michael Leuschner, Jon Hammond USA Organ / Orgel

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/TinosHammondOrgan80thAnniversaryFilmDocumentaryTrailer</a>

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/2AX5CRnBWkA</a>

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

Lew Soloff Celebration Movie Part 4 From Jon Hammond Documenting From The House

June 26, 2015

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Lew Soloff Celebration Movie Part 4 From Jon Hammond Documenting From The House

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LewSoloffCelebrationMoviePart4FromJonHammondDocumentingFromTheHouse

Youtube https://youtu.be/fJyiT1zkpZo

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1252418

Facebook Video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/vb.558692101/10152862164827102/?type=3&theater

Published June 24, 2015
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Topics Lew Soloff, Trumpeter, Celebration Concert, Memorial, All Star Musicians, Protoge, Blood Sweat and Tears, Chris Rogers, Gil Evans Orchestra, Local 802, Musicians, Educator, Manhattan School of Music, Tom Bones Malone, Blue Lou Marini, Randy Brecker, Adam Mandela Walden, Part 4, Condensed Clip

Lew Soloff Celebration Movie Part 4 condensed clip from Jon Hammond Documenting from The House – June 8, 2015 in the John C. Borden Auditorium Manhattan School of Music – with astounding heartfelt musical perfromances by cellist Adam Mandela Walden accompanied by Kyung-Eun Na piano, NEA Award Winning trumpeter Jimmy Owens, Emily Mitchell piano + Jesse Levy cellist in duo, remembrances by Blue Lou Marini plaing with Randy Brecker and all star rhythm section, Danny Gottlieb, Mark Egan, Pete Levin, Gil Evans Orchestra, Chris Rogers feature protoge of Lew’s – top musicians in New York – greatest musical tribute perhaps ever to celebrate the life of Lew Soloff the much loved world-renowned Trumpeter, Father, Educator, in memory of Lew Soloff, sincerely, Jon Hammond
Event Producer – Noah Evans

Press Release from Lew’s manager Nancy Meyer, LINK: http://www.lewsoloff.com/Celebration%20for%20Lew%20Soloff%20Press%20Release%20Number%203.pdf

MUSICIANS JOIN TOGETHER TO HONOR LEW SOLOFF
AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND REMEMBRANCE – MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2015
New York – A prestigious group of the jazz world’s finest players will pay tribute to their colleague, legendary trumpet player Lew Soloff (Feb. 20, 1944-Mar 8, 2015) on Monday, June 8, 2015 at the John C. Borden Auditorium, located at the Manhattan School of Music (MSM). For further
information please contact Caryn Freitag – camera: Jon Hammond

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/Part3LewSoloffCelebrationMovieByJonHammondFromMyChair

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1251868

by Jon Hammond

Published June 22, 2015
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Topics Lew Soloff, Celebration Concert, Memorial, Trumpet player, Local 802 Musicians, Manhattan School of Music, Jon Hammond, Jon Faddis, Gil Evans Orchestra, Brandon Soloff, Film

Part 3 Lew Soloff Celebration Movie by Jon Hammond from my chair – MC’d by Paul Shaffer, with remembrance and solo piece by Jon Faddis, “The Lew Chant” led by Paul, Gil Evans Orchestra piece conducted by Bill Warfield​ – part 4 will be forthcoming folks, R.I.P Lew Soloff​. Sincerely, Jon Hammond​ *memb. Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM​ Link to release from Lew’s agent: Nancy Meyer: http://www.lewsoloff.com/Celebration%20for%20Lew%20Soloff%20Press%20Release%20Number%203.pdf – Gil Evans Page​ at Manhattan School of Music​ on June 8, 2015 – camera by Jon Hammond
Tom Bones Malone, Alex Sipiagin, Lew Soloff, David Taylor, Bill Warfield, Lena Soloff, Laura Solomon, Blue Lou Marini, Alex Foster, Shunzo Ohno, John Clark, Jon Faddis, Rob Scheps, Adam Nussbaum, Paul Shaffer, Conrad Herwig, Sammy Figueroa, Beth Gottlieb, Brandon Soloff, Grace Kelly, Chris Rogers

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English
http://www.HammondCast.com

Facebook Video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/vb.558692101/10152856965837102/?type=3&theater Part 3 Lew Soloff Celebration Movie By Jon Hammond From My Chair

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/AlJazzbeauxCollinsMovieWithJonHammondKCSMJazz91Ver2.0

Youtube https://youtu.be/gYwQvlL8Wmc

by Jon Hammond

Published June 18, 2015
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Topics Al Jazzbeaux Collins, Documentary, Jon Hammond, Movie, Jazz 91, Mississippi Mud, Jazzbo Collins, WNEW 1130 AM, Jazz Radio, #HammondOrgan

The late great radio and TV broadcaster personality Al Jazzbeaux Collins in the studios of KCSM Jazz 91 with organist Jon Hammond – aka Al Jazzbo Collins, one of the greatest and most definitely coolest broadcasters who ever lived. *Note: I dearly miss Jazzbeaux, he was a huge inspiration to me personally. He broke out my music on the air back in New York on WNEW 1130AM huge powerful door he opened for me, we had a lot of fun together on both coasts – he introduced me to folks like Lionel Hampton, David Panama Francis, Lew Anderson band leader and Clarabell the Clown from It’s Howdy Doody Time! TV Show, Joe Bushkin pianist, and his Family the Collins Family – he knew every door man garbage man and taxi drivers on the street – rest in peace Albert! sincerely, Jon Hammond *including a clip from Live performance in Horizons Sausalito with funky James Preston drums on Jon Hammond Band https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_%22Jazzbo%22_Collins Albert Richard “Jazzbo” Collins (born January 4, 1919, Rochester, New York[1] — d. September 30, 1997, Marin County, California) was an American disc jockey, radio personality and recording artist who was briefly the host of NBC television’s Tonight show in 1957.

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.
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. He began his professional career as the disc jockey at a bluegrass station in Logan, West Virginia. By 1943, Collins was broadcasting 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. Two years later, 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]

In 1957, Collins appeared, as himself, as the star of an episode of NBC radio’s science fiction radio series X Minus One. He also hung out with the beatnik hipsters in North Beach during that time. In 1959, he was with KSFO in San Francisco. While at KSFO he would often say that he was broadcasting “from the purpleness of the Grotto”. He often mentioned his assistant “Harrison, the long-tailed purple Tasmanian owl”. During the 1960s, he was the host of Jazz for the Asking (VOA), and he worked with several Los Angeles stations during the late 1960s: 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 (he spelled the possessive with a ‘z.’) Rehearsal”. The show had nothing to do with any actual rehearsal, and was entirely an eclectic sampling of anything that caught Collins’ interest at the time. One of those “interests” was a long-running hard-boiled-egg spinning contest. He conducted the program from a barber chair, as he had on a previous TV show.

In the early 1960s Collins hosted a morning TV program, “The Al Collins Show,” that aired on KGO-TV in San Francisco (the ABC affiliate). The format included light talk and guest appearances. The guest lineup typically included local or state-wide celebrities, and B-list actors, such as Moe Howard of The Three Stooges.

A popular segment on his show was the “no stinkin’ badges” routine. Al would politely request 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. Collins’ bit was a play on a famous exchange in the 1948 film The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. In one scene some obviously very bad bandidos try to pass themselves off to Bogart as federales (police). Humphrey Bogart’s character knows they are not federales but nevertheless asks to see some badges. The bandito-in-charge responds “Badges?! I don’t got no badges. We don’t need no badges! I don’t have to show you any stinkin’ badge.” Collins reduced the guest bandit’s lines to the single phrase so it was easy for the guest to recite.

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 with Count Basie’s “Blues in Hoss flat”. He also worked a late night shift at KKIS AM in Pittsburg, CA in 1980. After returning to New York and WNEW (1981), he was back in San Francisco at KSFO (1983) and KFRC (1986). Then came one more run at WNEW (1986–90), and then he joined KAPX (Marin County, California) in 1990, and from 1993 until his death, Jazzbeaux did a weekly jazz show at KCSM (College of San Mateo, California).

He died on September 30, 1997, at the age of 78, from pancreatic cancer. — with Al “Jazzbo” Collins, Al “Jazzbo” Collins and James Preston at KCSM Jazz 91

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1250843

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2ujdip_al-jazzbeaux-collins-movie-with-jon-hammond-kcsm-jazz-91_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/vb.133709526657853/1076061095756020/?type=3&theater

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

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LateRentJonHammondThemeSong2014

Jon Hammond theme song Late Rent on the occasion of 28th annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt and Jon’s birthday

with Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ – Late Rent is the theme song for Jon’s long-running cable TV show in New York City The Jon Hammond Show and HammondCast radio program http://www.HammondCast.com – special thanks to Frank Poehl for operating the camera – Jon Hammond Band

Lew Soloff, Trumpeter, Celebration Concert, Condensed Clip, Educator, Father, Concert Musician, Rock Band, Blood Sweat and Tears, #HammondOrgan #Trumpet Local 802, Musicians Union

Lew Soloff Celebration Movie By Jon Hammond Part 1

June 18, 2015

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Lew Soloff Celebration Movie By Jon Hammond Part 1

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

by Jon Hammond

Published June 16, 2015
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Topic: Lew Soloff

In Memory of Lew Soloff, late great and much loved musician trumpeter from New York. Part 1 condensed clip from Jon Hammond in his chair – at The John C. Borden Auditorium Manhattan School of Music June 8, 2015 http://www.HammondCast.com
– *Release from Lew’s manager:

http://www.lewsoloff.com/Celebration%20for%20Lew%20Soloff%20Press%20Release%20Number%203.pdf

“For Immediate ReleaseMay 18, 2015Contact: Nancy Meyer (909) 547 0504 nancy@batesmeyer.comMUSICIANS JOIN TOGETHER TO HONOR LEW SOLOFFAN EVENING OF MUSIC AND REMEMBRANCE – MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2015New York – A prestigious group of the jazz world’s finest players will pay tribute to their colleague, legendary trumpet player Lew Soloff (Feb. 20, 1944-Mar 8, 2015) on Monday, June 8, 2015 at the John C. Borden Auditorium, located at the Manhattan School of Music (MSM). This event is free to the public and begins at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:15pm.MSM and the Borden Auditorium are located atSoloff was a vital part of the New York jazz scene for more than 50 years. Throughout his respected career, his unique and unforgettable trumpet solos graced hundreds of projects in the fields of jazz, classical, rock, blues, pop and Latin music, including numerous film and TV soundtracks. Many of those whose lives he touched will gather to share their talent in tribute to Soloff on this special evening.The musical program for this celebration is under the direction of Soloff’s close friends Paul Shaffer and Noah Evans. Shaffer will also serve as Master of Ceremonies. Some of the artists taking part include: Wynton Marsalis, Steve Tyrell, Randy Brecker, Jon Faddis, Will Lee, Chris Potter, Jimmy Owens, Adam Nussbaum, Ray Anderson, Sammy Figueroa and the classical quintet Manhattan Brass. A complete list of those participating is posted below. The program will also include a visual montage of Soloff’s life and career. A comprehensive Soloff artist biography is available at lewsoloff.com.For those who would like to honor Soloff’s memory, tax-deductible contributions at all levels may be made to Manhattan School of Music with donations going toward the school’s Jazz Arts Program. For nearly 20 years, Soloff was part of the Jazz Arts faculty at MSM. The school hopes to create an endowed scholarship in Soloff’s name, thus recognizing in perpetuity this extraordinary musician’s indelible contributions, while also supporting young musicians. For further information, please visit http://www.msmnyc.edu/Give-to-MSM/Tribute- Giving or contact Andrea Sanseverino Galan, Vice President for Advancement, agalan@msmnyc.edu.Musical guests scheduled to perform at press time include: Ray Anderson, Dave Bargeron, Jeff Berlin, Randy Brecker, Cecil Bridgewater, John Clark, Anne Drummond, Mark Egan, Miles Evans, Jon Faddis, Sammy Figueroa, Alex Foster, Carlos Franzetti, Gil Goldstein, Beth Gottlieb, Danny Gottlieb, Grace Kelly, Will Lee, Pete Levin, Jesse Levy, Fred Lipsius, Tom Malone, Manhattan Brass (Wayne Du Maine, R.J. Kelley, Michael Seltzer, David Taylor), Lou Marini, Wynton Marsalis, Lisa Maxwell, Emily Mitchell, Francois Moutin, Adam Nussbaum, Shunzo Ohno, Jimmy Owens, Chris Potter, Jhair Sala, Paul Shaffer, Brandon Soloff, Bob Stewart, Steve Tyrell, Adam Mandela Walden and Jeff “Tain” Watts.122nd Street, just steps West of Broadway), New York, New York 10027. For further120 Claremont Avenue (entrance on Westinformation please contact Caryn Freitag, Communications and Public RelationsAssociate at MSM, (917) 493-4536 or cfreitag@msmnyc.edu.-end-”
— with Alex Foster, Noah Evans, Fred Lipsius, Shunzo Ohno, Miles Evans, Bill Warfield, Lew Soloff, Blue Lou Marini, Laura Solomon, Lisa Maxwell, David Taylor, Emily Mitchell, Randy Brecker, Anne Drummond, Bernie Williams Official, John Clark, Paul Shaffer, Wynton Marsalis, Jeff Watts, Alex Sipiagin, Will Lee and Bob Stewart, Bill Warfield, Shunzo Ohno, Lisa Maxwell, John Clark, Alex Sipiagin, Jeff Tain Watts, Tom Bones Malone, Will Lee, Paul Shaffer, Anne Drummond, Wynton Marsalis, Emily Mitchell, Jon Hammond, Fred Lipsius, Jesse Levy, Dave Bargeron
at Manhattan School of Music.
– Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM​

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Facebook Video LINK: https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/vb.558692101/10152844142142102/?type=3&theater

High Definition Version on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/vb.133709526657853/1075190475843082/?type=3&theater

Some of Jon Hammond’s pictures from Lew Soloff Memorial last night – very heavy bitter sweet evening, the NYC musical community came together with outstanding music and testamonials – Paul Shaffer MC – R.I.P. Lew, Sincerely, Jon Hammond http://www.HammondCast.com/ ©JON HAMMOND International *Album LINK:
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Jon Hammond Pictures at Lew Soloff Memorial – Taken at Manhattan School of Music

Jon Hammond Funk Unit Summer NAMM Show appearance – Nashville Tennessee:

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

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:
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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

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LateRentJonHammondThemeSong2014

Jon Hammond theme song Late Rent on the occasion of 28th annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt and Jon’s birthday

with Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ – Late Rent is the theme song for Jon’s long-running cable TV show in New York City The Jon Hammond Show and HammondCast radio program http://www.HammondCast.com – special thanks to Frank Poehl for operating the camera – Jon Hammond Band

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LateRentJonHammondThemeSong2014

Jon Hammond theme song Late Rent on the occasion of 28th annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt and Jon’s birthday

with Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ – Late Rent is the theme song for Jon’s long-running cable TV show in New York City The Jon Hammond Show and HammondCast radio program http://www.HammondCast.com – special thanks to Frank Poehl for operating the camera – Jon Hammond Band

Youtube http://youtu.be/5shPL3IOYlU

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CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1117717

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“The FINGERS…are the SINGERS!”
Musikmesse “Warm Up Party”
Jon Hammond & Band

Jon Hammond (aus New York City) – 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

Jon Hammond in P.Mauriat Pmauriat Albest Pro Shop Taipei Taiwan

Journal Frankfurt article by Detlef Kinsler

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

Kultur

MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME

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

P.Mauriat Action Blues With Jon Hammond Pmauriat / Albest Music

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/P.MauriatActionBluesWithJonHammond

(Higher Quality) P.Mauriat HQ / Pmauriat Albest action with Jon Hammond Blues All Afternoon at The NAMM Show with P.Mauriat Artists and guests

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