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Alex Mingmann Hsieh: See you soon! By the Midnight flight tonight to Frankfurt!

April 12, 2015

Alex Mingmann Hsieh: “See you soon! By the Midnight flight tonight to Frankfurt!”

Jon Hammond: “Have a safe / smooth enjoyable flight Alex! See you in a minute, Jon”

Frankfurt Germany — Nice to walk in to the famous Jazzkeller Frankfurt days before our musikmesse Warm Up Party and see the poster featured on the wall! We’re going to have a real good time this Tuesday night folks, Jon Hammond Band​ 14 April Dienstag abend (Tuesday night)
Journal Frankfurt http://www.journal-kalender.de/kalender_event_einzel/Jon-Hammond-Band-Jazzkeller-14-04-2015-21-00-65868133.html?was=150&ubersicht=src%3Dkalender%26stichwort%3DJon%2520Hammond%2520

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JON HAMMOND & BAND
Wer zählt noch mit … Mal ernsthaft: der Mann, der so heißt wie sein Instrument, ist zum 29. Mal zur musikmesse​ “Warm Up Party”.
Genre: Jazz
Location: Jazzkeller​
Adresse: Frankfurt am Main, Kleine Bockenheimer Straße 18
Mit dem RMV zu dieser Veranstaltung
Dienstag, 14.4.2015, 21:00 Uhr

DIENSTAG, 14.4. ROCK | POP | JAZZ Journal Frankfurt im aktuellen Journalkalender

1 JAZZ/BLUES/FOLK Jon Hammond & Band Wer zählt noch mit … Mal ernsthaft: der Mann, der so heißt wie sein Instrument, ist zum 29. Mal zur Musikmesse „Warm Up Party”.
21:00, Ffm: Jazzkeller, Kleine Bockenheimer Straße 18a

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/955188417848638/

Jon Hammond – organ
Joe Berger – guitar
Peter Klohmann – saxophone
Giovanni Gulino – drums

Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ “Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!”
The Jon Hammond Show is a funky swinging instrumental revue, featuring top international soloists. The show has universal appeal. Big Hammond orgel sound – 100% organic http://www.jonhammondband.com/music.html
More Jon Hammond, klick: http://www.ascap.com/audioportraits/h/jon_hammond_rent.aspx

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: jazzkeller Programm: “The FINGERS…are the SINGERS!” Musikmesse “Warm Up Party” Jon Hammond & Band

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LateRent2013MusikmesseWarmUpPartyJonHammondBand

#Jazzkeller #Musikmesse #Party #HammondOrgan #P.Mauriat #Saxophone #drums #guitar #Jazz #Blues #News #Frankfurt

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LateRent2013MusikmesseWarmUpPartyJonHammondBand

http://www.jazzkeller.com/programm/nextmonth.htm

Di. 14.04. 
“The FINGERS…are the SINGERS!”
Musikmesse “Warm Up Party”
Jon Hammond & Band

Jon Hammond – organ
Joe Berger – guitar
Peter Klohmann – saxophone
Giovanni Gulino – drums

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

More Jon Hammond, klick: http://behindthebeat

 

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

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

http://jazzkeller-hofheim.de/veranstaltungen/musikmessesession-mit-jon-hammond/                           

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Musikmessesession mit Jon Hammond

Fr 17. April 2015

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Schon traditionell findet bei uns zur Frankfurter Musikmesse ein Treffen hochkarätiger Musiker statt. Wie auch in den vergangenen Jahren ist der aus New York stammende Orgelspieler Jon Hammond, mit Joe Berger „Berger-meister“, Peter Klohmann und Giovanni Gulino, angesagt. Im Spiel geht Jon Hammond absolut in seiner Musik und seiner Leidenschaft für den guten alten Hammond-Sound auf.
Mit 18 Jah-ren kaufte er sich seine erste Hammond B3 und tourte mit der Rockband Hades im Vorprogramm von Tower Of Power oder Michael Bloomfield. Der Gitarrist Joe Berger gleicht einem Saiten-Hasardeur. Er spielte bereits mit Who-Bassist John Entwistle und sorgte in dessen Band für den Studiomix. Peter Klohmann ist ein junger talentierter Tenorsaxophonist. Giovanni Gulino ziseliert an den Becken, setzt Akzente auf der Fußtrommel und spielt leichte, luftige Melodien auf der Snare.
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Blues Extravaganza 18th consecutive year Musikmesse-Session for an enthusiastic crowd in Jazzkeller Hofheim – Jon Hammond Band closing out the night with an uptempo blues and a slow blues
Joe Berger aka The Berger-Meister guitar
Peter Klohmann tenor sax
Totó Giovanni Gulino drums
Jon Hammond organ
Continuing the tradition, next year the date will be
14th of March 2014 – special thanks to the newly re-elected Mayor / Bürgermeisterin von Hofheim Gisela Stang for joining us on this very special evening and thank you / dankeschön to all the people of Hofheim am Taunus and the Team at Jazzkeller Hofheim!
Sincerely,
Jon Hammond and Band http://www.jonhammondband.com

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondCakeFlowersandLateRent25YearsMusikmesseWarmUpPartyinJazzkeller

Youtube http://youtu.be/hozrJpHvV-4

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1011779378850859&pnref=story

Dankeschön / Thanks for the flowers Musikmesse Team! and all my friends who came out for this very special evening – Jon Hammond
Chocolate on Chocolate Cake at Jon Hammond’s annual 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!
Jon Hammond Band:
Joe Berger guitar
Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone
Giovanni Totò Gulino drums
Jon Hammond – XB-2 Hammond Organ – special thanks Hiromitsu Ono Chief Engineer Suzuki Musical Instruments designed my instrument which took me all around the world many times

“Late Rent” Jon Hammond theme song for Jon Hammond Show MNNTV and HammondCast Show KYOU Radio San Francisco CBS Radio Network
Thanks Joe Lamond President CEO NAMM, TecAmp Jürgen Kunze and Thomas Eich – Puma Combo bass amp powering Jon Hammond’s organ
Dankeschoen to Yücel Atiker, Tino Pavlis, Poehl, Bernie Capicchiano, Michael Falkenstein Hammond Suzuki Deutschland, Peggy Behling, Christine Vogel Messe Frankfurt,
Saray Pastanesı Baeckerei & Konditorei for Chocolate on Chocolate
25 Years Musikmesse Celebration Cake – Mainzer Landstrasse 131, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Eugen Hahn Jazzkeller Frankfurt Team Kleine Bockenheimerstr. 18a Frankfurt
http://www.HammondCast.com/

Journal Frankfurt Article by Detlef Kinsler, LINK: http://journal-frankfurt.de/funkyjazz

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Jon Hammond zum 27. Mal auf der Musikmesse
Nomen est omen. Der Mann heißt Hammond und spielt eine Hammond. Der Organist aus New York freut sich auf Frankfurt und lädt zur Musikmesse Warm Up Party am 9.4. in den Jazzkeller ein.
JOURNAL FRANKFURT: Was war für Sie zuerst da – die Frankfurter Musikmesse oder Auftritte im Jazzkeller?
Jon Hammond: Die Musikmesse. Ich kam 1987 zum ersten Mal nach Frankfurt, zusammen mit Joe Berger, der auf der Messe für Engl Amplifiers spielte. Wir flogen mit der Lufthansa ein und teilten uns ein Zimmer im berühmten Prinz Otto Hotel am Hauptbahnhof. Schon in der ersten Nacht stellte mir Joe den großen John Entwistle, den Bassisten von The Who vor. Es wurde eine lange Nacht, in der wir Cognac tranken und Erdnüsse knabberten in eiern Suite des Marriott Hotels. Ich habe Joe bei einer Session mit John und Ringo Starrs Sohn Zak Starkey im Dorian Grey Club gefilmt bei einer Soundcheck Party. In den ersten paar Jahren spielte ich nicht oft live weil ich noch keine transportierbare Hammond Orgel hatte vor 1991 als ich den Prototyp einer XB-2 Hammond Orgel bekam mit der ich dann um die Welt reiste. Hauptsächliche dokumenierte ich aber die Messe für meine Cable TV Show in New York, die inzwischen im 29. Jahr als The Jon Hammond Show — Music, Travel and Soft News präsentiert. Die harten Nachrichten überlasse ich CNN und den großen Networks (lacht). Vom ersten Jahr an fühlten wir uns der Musikmesse eng verbunden, haben seitdem eine tolle Zeit hier, kommen jedes Jahr wieder bis wir kleine, alte Männer sind.

Das Jazzkeller-Konzert am Vorabend der Musikmesse ist zu einer netten Tradition geworden – wie kam es dazu, was bedeutet es Ihnen und wir werden Sie dieses Jahr diesen Abend im Jazzkeller zelebrieren?
Ab 1991 lernte ich mehr und mehr Musikmesse-Menschen kennen und die mich und auch einiges von meiner Musik. Einige von ihnen ermunterten mich, doch auch für Auftritte nach Deutschland zu kommen weil es hier doch ein Interesse an Hammond-Orgel-Groove-Music gab. Mit der schon erwähnten, kleinen, kompakten aber sehr kraftvollen Orgel war das alles möglich. Zudem machte ich in New York gerade eine schwere Zeit durch, mein Vater war gestorben und ich hatte das Gefühl, einige Veränderungen könnten meinem Leben gut tun. Also kam ich nach Frankfurt mit meiner XB-2, allerdings mit einem Rückflugticket falls etwas schief gehen würde. Ich rief viele Musiker an, ließ sie wissen, ich bin jetzt da, lasst uns zusammen spielen. Das war für mich der Anfang einer langen, sehr speziellen Beziehung, vor allem zum Frankfurter Publikum nach ersten kleinen erfolgen im Jazzkeller und einer kurzen Auftritt im Hessen Report im Fernsehen. Beatrix Rief verdanke ich dieses “lucky light on me”, eine tolle Erfahrung. Seitdem nenne ich Frankfurt “My Good Luck City” und im Jazzkeller begann auch alles für mich als Musiker. Deshalb liegt mir der Club auch so nah am Herzen, deshalb hatte ich auch die Idee, meine “Musikmesse Warm Up Party” dort zu realisieren, immer in der Nacht bevor die Messe startet was zu einer schönen Tradition wurde. Im ersten Jahr, in dem ich dann auch ein wenig Sponsoring von Philip Morris bekam, konnte ich damit einige Flugtickets für befreundete Musik bezahlen. Darüber war ich sehr glücklich. Dabei rauche ich selbst gar nicht.

Wie würden Sie Ihr persönliches Verhältnis zu Deutschland und Frankfurt beschrieben?
Lassen Sie es mich so sagen: ich liebe Frankfurt und die Frankfurter waren immer gut zu mir in all den Jahren. Ich könnte ein ganzes Buch über die Zeit schreiben, in der ich in Bornheim wohnte und Nacht für Nacht in der alten Jazzkneipe in der Berliner Straße auftrat. Das war der Treffpunkt, wo auch die Musiker der HR Bigband hinkamen und es gab eine generöse Chefin in der kleinen Kneipe. Auch Regine Dobberschütz und Eugen Hahn im Jazzkeller waren wahre Jazzengel für mich, die mir so vieles ermöglichten in der Zeit. Wir konnten auch in den Studios von AFN Radio spielen, waren die einzigen Musiker, die das – mit einer Sondergenehmigung des US Militärs – durften. Für ein wenig Promotion für die Musikmesse. Wir nannten das Programm für die AFN “Profile TV “-Show “Sound Police”. Wir hatten viel Spaß. Kein Wunder also, dass ich Frankfurt als my home away from home begreife und ich mich jedes Mal wieder freue zur Musikmesse zu reisen, in diesem Jahr übrigens zum 27. Mal in Folge. Und ich bin diesmal besonders aufgeregt, heim nach Frankfurt zu kommen weil ich gerade 60 Jahre alt geworden bin.

Wer wird in diesem Jahr zum Gelingen des Konzertes mit teils komponierter, teils improvisierter Musik, so nehme ich an, beitragen und was für einen Sound wird die Band präsentieren?
Ich habe etwa 90% der Kompositionen geschrieben, die wir spielen werden. Es ist die Musik, die man auch in meiner New Yorker TV-Show hören kann und die mich mehrmals um die Welt getragen hat. Meinen Stil nenne ich “Swinging Funky Jazz and Blues” und featurert die ganz wunderbaren Solisten in meine Band: Tony Lakatos, den großen ungarischen Tenorsaxophonisten, der auch Mitglied in der hr Bigband ist, dann meinen alten Freund Giovanni Gulino, diesen tollen Schlagzeuger, der schon für fast alle Großen der Szene getrommelt hat. Ich liebe diese Jungs. Als Gitarrist ist mein alten Freund und Kollege Joe Berger dabei, den man auch als The Berger-Meister kennt. Auf diese Formation bin ich wirklich stolz.

Werden Sie im Jazzkeller wieder eine Hammond Orgel spielen?
Ja, sicher, das neueste Modell, eine Sk1, die exakt so klingt wie die legendäre B3. Ich liebe sie. Und sie wiegt nur noch sieben Kilo (Anm. des Autors: Das Original, ein echtes Möbel mit viel Holz, mussten immer zwei Menschen mit viel Muskelkraft die Treppen rauf und runter hieven), ein deutliches Indiz, dass wir in der Zukunft angekommen sind. Da stecken viele Jahre Forschung und Entwicklung drin, auch Bühnenerprobungen. Ich ziehe den Hut vor den Ingenieuren von Suzuki, ein unverwüstliches Instrument erschaffen zu haben. Und das unterziehe ich jetzt einen echten Härttest (lacht).

27. März 2013
Interview: Detlef Kinsler

Briggs & Riley Travelware added 2 new photos – https://www.facebook.com/BriggsandRiley/posts/10153116135768914

Iconic jazz and blues keyboardist and television/music radio show host and producer (CBS’s “Jon Hammond’s Afternoon Slide” on KYCY 1550 AM) Jon Hammond writes us: “Nothing like riding the old S-Bahn with my Briggs & Riley Travelware.” We do love hearing from you, Mr. Hammond. Happy travels on tour and keep on tinkling those ivories!!

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BOB POPYK of American Federation of Musicians INTERNATIONAL MUSICIAN Magazine profiles Jon Hammond *Member Local 802 & Local 6

October 2, 2009



BOB POPYK of AFM’s INTERNATIONAL MUSICIAN Magazine profiles JON
HAMMOND in his monthly motivational column: FOCUS !
*LISTEN TO HammondCast 19 HERE:

http://ia311529.us.archive.org/3/items/HammondCast_19/HammondCast19.mp3

Focus
International Musician
Whatever Happened to Those Jazz Clubs on Every Corner?
I live in a city of about 250,000 people. Vinnie Falcone, a member of
Local 369 (Las Vegas, NV) who played and conducted for Frank Sinatra,
and now works with Steve & Eydie and Robert Goulet, used to live and
work here.
That was about 35 years ago.
When he wasn’t selling pianos for a local Hammond/Steinway dealer, he
probably played in almost every club within a 20-mile radius of here
at one time or another. There were tons of them.
Falcone and I talked about this just the other day. We came up with
the names of the clubs that used live music five to seven nights a
week. They could be found on almost on every street corner. Now they
are all gone. Jazz groups, blues bands, singles, duos, and trios were
always working; and if you came up with a new group you could, in all
likelihood, find a club owner who would give you a shot.
Unfortunately, that is no longer the case. It’s tough to make a living
as a jazz musician today. But É you can make a living if you work at
it. Like most things, I think it’s just a matter of wanting it badly
enough.
One thing I’ve found out from the readers of this column is that
musicians seem to be divided into two segments: 1) musicians who won’t
play anything they don’t like or any venue that doesn’t suit them; and
2) musicians who need to work because they need to pay their bills and
find all kinds of ways to fill their calendar.
I still get occasional letters from readers who say that it’s not
their fault that they are not getting enough work. I guess then the
logical question would be: whose fault is it?
I really appreciate the insight of those musicians who have creative
and interesting ways of finding work, and I sympathize with the
musicians who need to get out there and find gigs just to pay the
rent. I don’t have all the answers, but a lot of our fellow AFM
members have some very good answers.
One in particular is Jon Hammond, a member of Local 802 (New York
City) and Local 6 (San Francisco, CA). Hammond has found a way to get
his own TV show broadcast on Time Warner Cable and RCN cable access,
he has produced a CD that gets airplay on jazz radio stations around
the world, and he plays at Music Performance Fund (MPF) gigs on a
regular basis on both coasts. He has booked himself on several
European tours, played jazz clubs in Germany and many other locations
in Europe, year after year, and has found a way to obtain instruments
from national manufacturers for endorsements, advertising, or trial.
Hammond is also a perfect example of “success being in the mind of the
beholder.” When he put together his first self-booked German tour 20
years ago, he saved up enough money to fly to Europe on Pakistan
Airlines. He only had $50 in his pocket when he landed there. Hammond
came home 10 months later with $150 in his pocket. He was able to pay
for rent, food, and everything he needed during his time on the road
in Europe. He wasn’t rich, but he was happy–and he firmly believes it
was also a terrific learning experience.
Over the ensuing years Hammond has performed with some of the world’s
top jazz musicians, and he now lives in midtown Manhattan and plays
any and every job he can, on either coast. Money is not his prime
motivation. He just loves to play. He makes it work, through sheer
hard work, and he prides himself on being a union musician.
If you are a jazz musician, perhaps you might like to ask him some
questions of your own, and share some ideas. Hammond is very
approachable. Ask him about how he
put together his TV show, how he successfully gets radio airplay, how
he lands MPF gigs, and how, through it all, he always keeps money
coming in to pay the rent. He’s found a way to do state-funded
programs in prisons, nursing home gigs, and casual dates in clubs.
(He’s scrambled so much over the years that his new CD is called Late
Rent.) Hammond does not play for free. He finds ways to get paid. He
agrees that the only thing you get out of playing a free gig is the
opportunity to do another free gig.
I know jazz musicians can have a tough struggle, and it’s true that
there simply are not as many places to play as there once were. But
that is not to say that jazz players can’t find work.
Venues have changed, clubs have closed, but people still want to
listen to cool sounds. Jazz festivals in major cities are still
popular. Radio stations still offer jazz programs. PBS stations
showcase jazz artists in their programming. It’s just not as easy to
make money at it as it once was, but you can still make a living.
I don’t have all the answers. I think Hammond has some. I bet if you
brainstorm with your fellow AFM members who specialize in jazz, you
can go one better and come up with a lot of other ideas yourself. A
positive attitude is obviously going to play a big part, but if you
want to play jazz and make a few bucks, there are certainly ways to do
it. It really is a matter of wanting to be a jazz musician badly enough.
–Bob Popyk is a member of Local 78 (Syracuse, NY) and Local 47 (Los
Angeles).

That was a big honor for me to be profiled by main man Bob Popyk! I
always look forward to reading his articles

*HammondCast Radio Show airs daily on KYOURADIO on the CBS Radio Network, Music, Travel and ‘Soft News’ with Jon Hammond

© www.HammondCast.com

Bob Cunningham, Bass, Bernard Purdie, Jon Hammond, Local 802, Musicians Union, NDR Jazz, Late Rent, Mikell’s, Jazz Foundation of America, Elmar Lemes, ASCAP Network, B3 organ, XK-3c, Blues, Funky, Rhonda Hamilton, WBGO


ASCAP Network Behind The Beat with Jon Hammond “LATE RENT”


Elmar Lemes photo of Jon Hammond playing XK-3 organ at Local 802 Monday Night Jazz Session sponsored by Jazz Foundation of America


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ASCAP Network Behind The Beat “NDR SESSIONS Projekt”


Jon Hammond is an endorsed artist of Hammond Suzuki USA

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Bob Popyk FOCUS column in International Musician AFM Union Magazine writes about Jon Hammond of HammondCast Show

August 15, 2009



BOB POPYK of AFM’s INTERNATIONAL MUSICIAN Magazine profiles JON
HAMMOND in his monthly motivational column: FOCUS !
*LISTEN TO HammondCast 19 HERE:

http://ia311529.us.archive.org/3/items/HammondCast_19/HammondCast19.mp3

Focus
International Musician
Whatever Happened to Those Jazz Clubs on Every Corner?
I live in a city of about 250,000 people. Vinnie Falcone, a member of
Local 369 (Las Vegas, NV) who played and conducted for Frank Sinatra,
and now works with Steve & Eydie and Robert Goulet, used to live and
work here.
That was about 35 years ago.
When he wasn’t selling pianos for a local Hammond/Steinway dealer, he
probably played in almost every club within a 20-mile radius of here
at one time or another. There were tons of them.
Falcone and I talked about this just the other day. We came up with
the names of the clubs that used live music five to seven nights a
week. They could be found on almost on every street corner. Now they
are all gone. Jazz groups, blues bands, singles, duos, and trios were
always working; and if you came up with a new group you could, in all
likelihood, find a club owner who would give you a shot.
Unfortunately, that is no longer the case. It’s tough to make a living
as a jazz musician today. But É you can make a living if you work at
it. Like most things, I think it’s just a matter of wanting it badly
enough.
One thing I’ve found out from the readers of this column is that
musicians seem to be divided into two segments: 1) musicians who won’t
play anything they don’t like or any venue that doesn’t suit them; and
2) musicians who need to work because they need to pay their bills and
find all kinds of ways to fill their calendar.
I still get occasional letters from readers who say that it’s not
their fault that they are not getting enough work. I guess then the
logical question would be: whose fault is it?
I really appreciate the insight of those musicians who have creative
and interesting ways of finding work, and I sympathize with the
musicians who need to get out there and find gigs just to pay the
rent. I don’t have all the answers, but a lot of our fellow AFM
members have some very good answers.
One in particular is Jon Hammond, a member of Local 802 (New York
City) and Local 6 (San Francisco, CA). Hammond has found a way to get
his own TV show broadcast on Time Warner Cable and RCN cable access,
he has produced a CD that gets airplay on jazz radio stations around
the world, and he plays at Music Performance Fund (MPF) gigs on a
regular basis on both coasts. He has booked himself on several
European tours, played jazz clubs in Germany and many other locations
in Europe, year after year, and has found a way to obtain instruments
from national manufacturers for endorsements, advertising, or trial.
Hammond is also a perfect example of “success being in the mind of the
beholder.” When he put together his first self-booked German tour 20
years ago, he saved up enough money to fly to Europe on Pakistan
Airlines. He only had $50 in his pocket when he landed there. Hammond
came home 10 months later with $150 in his pocket. He was able to pay
for rent, food, and everything he needed during his time on the road
in Europe. He wasn’t rich, but he was happy–and he firmly believes it
was also a terrific learning experience.
Over the ensuing years Hammond has performed with some of the world’s
top jazz musicians, and he now lives in midtown Manhattan and plays
any and every job he can, on either coast. Money is not his prime
motivation. He just loves to play. He makes it work, through sheer
hard work, and he prides himself on being a union musician.
If you are a jazz musician, perhaps you might like to ask him some
questions of your own, and share some ideas. Hammond is very
approachable. Ask him about how he
put together his TV show, how he successfully gets radio airplay, how
he lands MPF gigs, and how, through it all, he always keeps money
coming in to pay the rent. He’s found a way to do state-funded
programs in prisons, nursing home gigs, and casual dates in clubs.
(He’s scrambled so much over the years that his new CD is called Late
Rent.) Hammond does not play for free. He finds ways to get paid. He
agrees that the only thing you get out of playing a free gig is the
opportunity to do another free gig.
I know jazz musicians can have a tough struggle, and it’s true that
there simply are not as many places to play as there once were. But
that is not to say that jazz players can’t find work.
Venues have changed, clubs have closed, but people still want to
listen to cool sounds. Jazz festivals in major cities are still
popular. Radio stations still offer jazz programs. PBS stations
showcase jazz artists in their programming. It’s just not as easy to
make money at it as it once was, but you can still make a living.
I don’t have all the answers. I think Hammond has some. I bet if you
brainstorm with your fellow AFM members who specialize in jazz, you
can go one better and come up with a lot of other ideas yourself. A
positive attitude is obviously going to play a big part, but if you
want to play jazz and make a few bucks, there are certainly ways to do
it. It really is a matter of wanting to be a jazz musician badly enough.
–Bob Popyk is a member of Local 78 (Syracuse, NY) and Local 47 (Los
Angeles).

That was a big honor for me to be profiled by main man Bob Popyk! I
always look forward to reading his articles

*HammondCast Radio Show airs daily on KYOURADIO on the CBS Radio Network, Music, Travel and ‘Soft News’ with Jon Hammond

© www.HammondCast.com

Bob Cunningham, Bass, Bernard Purdie, Jon Hammond, Local 802, Musicians Union, NDR Jazz, Late Rent, Mikell’s, Jazz Foundation of America, Elmar Lemes, ASCAP Network, B3 organ, XK-3c, Blues, Funky, Rhonda Hamilton, WBGO


ASCAP Network Behind The Beat with Jon Hammond “LATE RENT”


Elmar Lemes photo of Jon Hammond playing XK-3 organ at Local 802 Monday Night Jazz Session sponsored by Jazz Foundation of America


Jon Hammond MySpace

HammondCast

ASCAP Network Behind The Beat “NDR SESSIONS Projekt”


Jon Hammond is an endorsed artist of Hammond Suzuki USA

AFM, AFN Europe, B3 Organ, Blues Jazz, Bob Popyk, Focus, Gigs, HammondCast, Jon Hammond, KYOURADIO, Local 6 Musicians Union, Local 802, XB-2, XK-3c, Accordion

Les Paul Happy 93rd Birthday June 9 2008 NYC and R.I.P. main man Les Aug. 13, 2009 age 94

August 13, 2009

Les Paul Happy 93rd Birthday June 9 2008 NYC and R.I.P. main man Les Aug. 13, 2009 age 94

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Yesterday I went with my friend Joe Berger to wish a very happy and healthy 93rd Birthday to our old dear friend, main man LES PAUL! We also brought a birthday message from Les’ old friend Marty Napoleon, long-time pianist for the great Louis Armstrong.

Enjoy the photos of Les at Irridium where he plays every Monday, pictured with Joe Berger and Les’ son Russ Paul, and a good look at the special custom “Les Paul Personal” guitar in Les’ hands. Photos by me Jon Hammond, thanks and Happy Birthday Les!
Sincerely,
Jon Hammond
*Member AFM Local 802, Local 6 / ASCAP

Blues Jazz, HammondCast, Irridium, Joe Berger, Jon Hammond, KYOURADIO, Les Paul, Les Paul Personal Guitar, Russ Paul, XK-3c, Sony F1

Blues In The Harburg Night JON HAMMOND Band in Schnulze die Kneipe

August 13, 2009


*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:

http://ia341028.us.archive.org/3/items/JonHammondBluesInTheHarburgNightJONHAMMONDBand/BluesintheHarburgNight.m4v

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F094XvlzmVM

JON HAMMOND Band performing “Blues In The Harburg Night”
in Schnulze die Kneipe in Harburg Germany
LUTZ BUECHNER sax
HEINZ LICHIUS drums
SANDRA HEMPEL guitar
JON HAMMOND XK-1 Hammond organ / bass
*special thanks Michael August aka ILLUSTRATORP
© www.HammondCast.com

Blues Jazz, Hammond XK-1 Organ, HammondCast, Harburg, Heinz Lichius, Jon Hammond Band, KYOURADIO, Lutz Buechner, NDR Radio, Sandra Hempel, XK-3c

Les Paul Happy 93rd Birthday June 9 2008 NYC!

June 10, 2008

Yesterday I went with my friend Joe Berger to wish a very happy and healthy 93rd Birthday to our old dear friend, main man LES PAUL! We also brought a birthday message from Les’ old friend Marty Napoleon, long-time pianist for the great Louis Armstrong.

 Les Paul Happy 93rd Birthday June 9 2008 NYC!

 Les Paul Happy 93rd Birthday June 9 2008 NYC!
Enjoy the photos of Les at Irridium where he plays every Monday, pictured with Joe Berger and Les’ son Russ Paul, and a good look at the special custom “Les Paul Personal” guitar in Les’ hands. Photos by me Jon Hammond, thanks and Happy Birthday Les!
Sincerely,
Jon Hammond
*Member AFM Local 802, Local 6 / ASCAP

EUROPA – JON HAMMOND Band in Schnulze

March 9, 2008

An impromptu performance of Tom Coster composition EUROPA by Jon Hammond Band in Schnulze die Kneipe in Harburg Germany: HEINZ LICHIUS drums, SANDRA HEMPEL guitar, LUTZ BUECHNER saxophone, JON HAMMOND XK-1 organ & bass Special Thanks Michael August aka ILLUSTRATORP, Hammond Suzuki Deutschland. Jon is Host of daily radio program HammondCast on KYOURADIO 1550 ©2008 http://www.HammondCast.com
Jon Hammond Band in SCHNULZE Harburg Germany