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Mikell’s Jazz Club Gig 24 Years Ago 97th Street and Columbus Avenue Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men

June 19, 2013

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Mikell’s Jazz Club Gig 24 Years Ago 97th Street and Columbus Avenue Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men

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Mikell’s 760 Columbus Avenue NYC

August 28, 1989

Bernard Purdie takes the microphone

Then and Now / Now and Then – 3 of the original Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men – Alex Foster, Jon Hammond, Bernard Purdie – 24 years after this Mikell’s gig August 28, 1989 – thanks Pat & Mike! Jon — at 760 Columbus Avenue New York City

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

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

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Mikell’s was a jazz club on the corner of 97th Street and Columbus Avenue, New York.
Run by Mike Mikell[1] and Pat Mikell, from 1969 to 1991 it was a regular venue for New York’s top studio and session musicians, who would turn up for jam sessions with major soul, funk and jazz artists visiting the city.[2] Paul Shaffer, bandleader for CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman, called Mikell’s “soul heaven”.[2]
Among the performers and bands associated with Mikell’s are Stuff, the alliance of studio musicians that played almost weekly at Mikell’s in the 1970s.[2]
Writer James Baldwin’s brother David worked as a bartender at the club, thereby attracting patronage from Baldwin as well as other authors, including Toni Morrison, Amiri Baraka and Maya Angelou.

Stephane Grappelli, French jazz violinist who co-founded the Quintette du Hot Club de France, performed at Mikell’s in the mid-1970s.
The band Stuff, formed in 1974, was closely associated with Mikell’s, playing there three nights a week until 1980, with jam sessions taking place with visiting soul, jazz and funk stars and singers such as Stevie Wonder and Joe Cocker.

In early 1980, the club served for rehearsals for Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers Big Band, which included Wynton Marsalis, and which would result in the live album Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers Big Band – Live at Montreux and North Sea (1980).[3] Other artists appearing at the club in the 1980s included Milt Jackson, Ray Brown, Cedar Walton and Mickey Roker (June 1983[4]), Paquito D’Rivera (January 1984[5]).
Mikell’s closed in 1991.

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: 802 Early Birds Monday Night Jazz Session HD 1080p

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This video takes place in the Local 802 Musicians Union New York City with organist Jon Hammond and Richard Clements at the piano. Later joined on drums by Rudy Lawless. Traditional Monday night Jazz session, early birds warming up the bandstand in 802 Club Room. Early bird gets the worm…and the second mouse gets the cheese! — at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM

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*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: One Nighter in Louisville Kentucky Jon Hammond Band Plays Original Composition Six Year Itch

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Written by Jon Hammond “Six Year Itch” after 6 years of being on the air with The Jon Hammond Show TV Show now in 28th year. 
One night only in Louisville Kentucky Live In The Jazz Factory Featuring

Alex Budman tenor sax

Ronnie Smith Jr. drums 

John Bishop guitar

Jon Hammond organ

Thanks to all the folks who came out and packed the club for our one night in Louisville!


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ENCORES: Louisville Kentucky Jazz Factory – JON HAMMOND Band Jazzin By Martin Z. Kasdan Jr. Last year San Francisco-based organist Jon Hammond joined his buddy, Louisville guitarist John Bishop, for a night at the Jazz Factory. Hammond has just released Late Rent, on Ham-Berger-Friz Records, available at,%20JON.htm if you can’t find it locally. In an e-mail to me, Hammond described this as “a record that took me 25 years to put together. The disc opens with “Late Rent,” a loping swinger and is followed by “Pocket Funk,” with a slightly Latin feel. “Late Rent” is reprised in a live take at the end of the CD. Lee Morgan’s funky “The Sidewinder” is the only cover tune on the album, although, as Hammond acknowledges in his liner notes, “White Onions” is “a bluesy Hammond/Finnerty composition reminiscent of `Green Onions.'” In closing, happy holidaze to one and all. You can send greetings to me at

Musikmesse 2013 Jon Hammond Celebrates 27 years Musikmesse Warm Up Party April 9 Dienstag Tuesday Night Jazzkeller Frankfurt and 60th

Special Thanks Dankeschön Saray Pastanesi Bäckerei & Konditorei makes Jon Hammond’s custom Chocolate Chocolate Cake
Happy 60th Birthday Jon Hammond in Jazzkeller Frankfurt Musikmesse Warm Up Party !

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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
Tony Lakatos – 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

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These great black and white photos of Jon Hammond Band were shot by the great photographer Joachim Hildebrand Musikmesse Warm Up Party – on the band: Tony Lakatos tenor sax,

Giovanni Gulino drums,

Joe Berger guitar,

Jon Hammond organ


Chocolate on Chocolate Cake Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt with Jon Hammond Band and special guests for this special occasion celebrating 25 years in Musikmesse.

Special acknowledgement of Wilhelm P. “Charly” Hosenseidl R.I.P. who was the Director of Musikmesse years 1989-2008 now Directed by Wolfgang Luecke, special thanks to Messe Frankfurt Projekt and Presse Team

Special Thanks to Thomas Eich TecAmp Fine Sounding 2 x 12 Neodymium Rig Powering Hammond Organ:

Jon Hammond onstage at Jazzkeller Frankfurt

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Jon Hammond’s annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt the night before Musikmesse kicks off

The Tradition Continues! 18th Year Musikmesse-Session – Wir Sehen Uns, ab 12 April Freitag Abend – Jon Hammond Band

– Jazzkeller-Hofheim –
Joe Berger guitar
Peter Klohmann tenor sax
Totó Giovanni Gulino schlagzeug
Jon Hammond orgel

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Jon Hammond’s annual Musikmesse-Session in Jazzkeller Hofheim, here paying tribute to Jimi Hendrix covering Little Wing
with Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Gulino drums, Peter Klohmann tenor sax, Jon Hammond on Sk1 Hammond organ
*Note: When Jon Hammond was younger playing electric accordion he was known as The Jimi Hendrix of The Accordion,
see image 1971 age 18

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Jon Hammond Band Unveling and First Road Test of Sk1 combo organ Pocket Funk 1,759
Jon Hammond Band playing original composition “POCKET FUNK”
Joe Berger – guitar
Peter Klohmann – tenor sax
Giovanni Gulino – drums
Jon Hammond – Sk1 Hammond Suzuki stage keyboard weighs only 15 lbs. as opposed to 425 lbs.= B3 Organ
— at Jazzkeller Hofheim

Jon Hammond: Waterproof Hammond Organ and Lucky Frog Umbrella

Glasgow Scotland Prestwick Airport PIK — R.I.P. The Highlander Highland Express Airlines

– Jon Hammond
Special thanks to First Officer and part owner Tony May and the Crew of this elegant bird the HIGHLANDER of HIGHLAND EXPRESS… — at Glasgow Prestwick Airport

Hamburg St. Pauli — I’m not sure exactly why the proprietors of the famous Feldkeller presented me with this framed photo right off their wall of my friend Pico from the old Star Club

– it hangs on my wall now, Jon Hammond — at Feldkeller Bei Kitty Und Heini

Pico and Jon Hammond in front of Star Club sign for the Pico Schauspiel Musical at Delphi Music Theater

– great show with live music from The Rattles and Jon Hammond Band after show music — with The Jimi Hendrix Experience Official Page, Gene Vincent, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, The Everly Brothers, Little Richard and Bo Diddley

“One More Thing”

— Turn up the microphone! Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond with Tony the Door Man and Oscar Meyers

– Boom Boom Room

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Jon’s Archive 1989 Indigo Blues Opener

Alex Foster, Jon Hammond, Bernard Purdie – then and now

As seen on the long-running NYC cable TV show The Jon Hammond Show –
Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men December 12, 1989
In Indigo Blues Club which was partly owned by Miles Davis at the time.
Downstairs in The Hotel Edison 221 West 46th Street New York City
Here on Jon’s band kicking it off are
Alex Foster tenor saxophone
Jack Wilkins guitar
Bernard Purdie drums
Jon Hammond at the B3 Organ
Camera by Joe Berger

L to R: Joey Morant, Bernard Purdie, Jon Hammond
Last night at 78 Below NYC Fundraiser Concert
for James “Jimmy” Allen Smith


Bob Held the great sound man / live mixer

Last night at 78 Below NYC Fundraiser Concert
for James “Jimmy” Allen Smith – Jon Hammond — at 78 Below

L to R: Mick Gaffney, Alex Foster, Gorden Edwards

– Last night at 78 Below NYC Fundraiser Concert
for James “Jimmy” Allen Smith – Jon Hammond

Model 826B art deco, one of my favorite table radios in my small collection of ancient tube radios (1955, I was 2 years old when it was first introduced by Emerson)

– this one wakes me up in the morning with news every 10 minutes and starts up the coffee percolator, love it and it’s hella’ stylish! – JH
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to R: Mick Gaffney, Alex Foster

– Last night at 78 Below NYC Fundraiser Concert
for James “Jimmy” Allen Smith – Jon Hammond — with Alex Foster and Mick Gaffney at 78 Below

Alex Foster and Gordon Edwards

– Last night at 78 Below NYC Fundraiser Concert
for James “Jimmy” Allen Smith – Jon Hammond — with Alex Foster at 78 Below

L to R: Mick Gaffney, Alex Foster, Joey Morant, Gordon Edwards

– Last night at 78 Below NYC Fundraiser Concert
for James “Jimmy” Allen Smith

L to R: Mick Gaffney, Alex Foster, Gordon Edwards, Joey Morant, Sel Wheeler, Mrs. Crosby keyboard vocals

– Last night at 78 Below NYC Fundraiser Concert
for James “Jimmy” Allen Smith – Jon Hammond

HammondCast from Las Vegas Jon’s Journal November 14 2012

November 14, 2012

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HammondCast 20 Broadcasting today from Las Vegas Nevada in the Mirage Hotel, 2 ballads from my new recordings at NDR Radio Studio 1: “Skylark” and “Easy Living” with LUTZ BUCHNER (alto sax), JOE GALLARDO (trombone), HEINZ LICHIUS (drums) and myself JON HAMMOND on the new XK-3 Hammond Organ, mixed by NDR Engineer RUDY GROSSER. From there we go to San Francisco County Jail #8 “Pod E” where the ladies in CJ8 joined us during my song “Pocket Funk” with a chorus of: “Funky Stuff…In Your Pocket”! And 2 original selections from my album Late Rent, my theme song “Late Rent” and the original studio version of “Pocket Funk” and the story of how I recorded them in the same studio John Lennon had been recording in in winter 1983 at Intergalactic Studios in New York City. HammondCast 20 for KYOU Radio, San Francisco California-1550 on the AM dial and on the web at: Organist/Accordionist Jon Hammond is a member of Local 802/Local 6 Musicians Union and an ASCAP Artist & Publisher: JON HAMMOND International

The great Boxer Floriano Pagliara aka Floriano L’Italiano Pagliara flanked by big Mike Warren and Jon Hammond at Mike’s wonderful Cupcake Cafe on Ninth Avenue New York City – Check out Floriano’s webiste folks:
and Wikipedia:
Floriano Pagliara (Marbach am Neckar, 31 dicembre 1978) è un pugile italiano, nato in Germania, ma cresciuto a Cecina.
Nonostante la Germania gli abbia dato i natali e il cognome tradisca origini pugliesi, Floriano è cresciuto a Cecina (LI). Floriano Pagliara inizia a praticare il pugilato all’età di 15 anni presso la Boxe Cecina; un anno e otto mesi dopo disputa il suo primo incontro da dilettante ottenendo subito un successo.
Da allora ben 55 incontri da dilettante (41 vittorie, 4 pareggi e 10 sconfitte), tra cui due con la maglia della nazionale italiana (2004). Nel palmares del pugile cecinese anche due vittorie del Torneo Internazionale di Cremona, 10 titoli regionali (dal 1995 al 2005) e due secondi posti ai campionati italiani assoluti.
Passaggio al professionismo

L to R: Vladi Jäggi, Bill Cobham, Jon Hammond on Day 1 of 2012 Frankfurt Musikmesse looking good! and sounding good!!

Bernard Purdie drums on Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men band at Mikell’s 760 Columbus Avenue at 97th Street Youtube
R.I.P. Cornell Dupree aka ‘Mr. 2500’ (records)! Jon Hammond at Mikell’s 73,241

Jon Hammond – my 1959 B3 organ, Bernard Purdie drums, Chuggy Carter percussion at Mikell’s NYC circa 1989 Mikell’s http://en.wikipedia.o…See More — with Bernard Purdie and Bernard Purdie at 760 Columbus Avenue New York City

Some guitar players make funny faces when they play and are really in to it. Here is one, Barry Finnerty – August 28th, 1989 Mikell’s – Youtube
LATE RENT Theme Mikell’s JON HAMMOND Late Rent Session Men

Jon Hammond Theme Song played by The original Late Rent Session Men, Bernard Purdie drums, Barry Finnerty guitar, Chuggy Carter perc., Jon Hammond at his 1959 B3 Organ in a 1989 performance August 29th at Mikell’s, 760 Columbus Avenue at 97th St.

Ludovic Beier my favorite Accordionist is back in town at Birdland for the annual Django Reinhardt Festival with the incredible Dorado Schmitt and his family of jazz hot musicians – catch them while you can folks! Some of the best music I have heard in a long time. I am going to their
concert also in San Francisco Saturday, November 17 at the Herbst Theatre. – Jon Hammond

Check out my interview with Ludovic a few years ago in NYC
LUDOVIC BEIER chromatic accordion virtuoso Jazz Musician from France is Jon’s guest here on HammondCast KYOURADIO. Interview
recorded in New York City while Ludovic was in town to play the annual “Django Birdland Festival” produced by Pat Phillips. Ludovic speaks with Jon about his new album “Live @ Jazz Standard” and his musical influences which brought him to playing Gypsy Jazz and many other styles, also on an instrument called Accordina, small but mighty! *Special thanks to Ludovic’s Manager Sebastien Smits and Pat Phillips and Ettore Stratta Productions & Gianni Valenti of Birdland NYC ©

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