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Jon Hammond Show 1007

September 30, 2017

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Publication date 2017-09-30
Language English
Manhattan Neighborhood Network – MNN Channel 1 — at Manhattan Neighborhood Network – MNN – Jon Hammond Band concert in Ellington Room – audio recorded on Nakamichi 550 on to Maxell XLII Tape with 3 nice Sennheiser microphones – Musicians: Joe Berger guitar, Chuggy Carter percussion, Todd Anderson tenor saxophone, Ray Grappone drums, Jon Hammond at his 1959 Hammond B3 organ + Super Leslie speaker built for Jon in 1971 by Bill Beer Keyboard Electronics Los Angeles CA with JBL Speaker & Horn 250 watts rms solid-state bi-amplification system – Swinging Funky Jazz and Blues. 

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Jon Hammond Show Public Access Cable TV Show Preview 05/07

May 3, 2016

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Billboard Magazine Flashback – March 1984 article by Kim Freeman

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

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

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

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3rd segment No X-Cess Baggage Blues musikmesse-Session Jazzkeller Hofheim – Jon Hammond Band 20th consecutive year in Jazzkeller Hofheim: Joe Berger guitar aka “The Berger-Meister”, Peter Klohmann tenor saxofonist, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond Organ – thanks to Jeff Guilford / JJ Guitars for operating my camera

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Lew Soloff Celebration Movie By Jon Hammond Part 1

June 18, 2015

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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
– *Release from Lew’s manager:

“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 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 Giving or contact Andrea Sanseverino Galan, Vice President for Advancement, 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”
— 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​

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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 ©JON HAMMOND International *Album LINK:

Jon Hammond Pictures at Lew Soloff Memorial – Taken at Manhattan School of Music

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

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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

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 Head Phone

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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 – special thanks to Frank Poehl for operating the camera – Jon Hammond Band

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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 – special thanks to Frank Poehl for operating the camera – Jon Hammond Band



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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

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Journal Frankfurt article by Detlef Kinsler




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

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(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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Lydia’s Tune Bossa Nova NAMM Brunch Set Center Patio

February 15, 2014

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Jon Hammond Band performs “Lydia’s Tune” at Winter NAMM Show 2014 on Center Patio stage with some still photos by Lawrence Gay – Joe Berger guitar, Dom Famularo drums, Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Koei Tanaka harmonica, Jon Hammond organ – at Anaheim Convention Center ©JON HAMMOND Intl. ASCAP – Anaheim Convention Center

February 14, 2014

At the recent 2014 Winter NAMM Expo, Hammond Artist JON HAMMOND received the “Beleive In Music” award from NAMM President Joe Lamond. Jon travels the World with his Hammond Sk1, swinging with his group, guesting with others and playing Solo. Jon also brings the joy of jazz to many folks who are ill or recuperating via his countless visits to Hospitals and Institutions everywhere. Congratulations, Jon!

Jon’s long lost brother Albert!

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Slow Blues Power in Indra musikclub Where The Beatles Played First – Jon Hammond Band

November 2, 2013

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JON HAMMOND Band laying down a nice slow blues dedicated to BB & Albert King in INDRA, Home of The Beatles in Hamburg St. Pauli Grosse Freiheit: Lutz Buechner – sax, Heinz Lichius – drums, Joe Berger – guitar, Jon Hammond – XB-2 Organ ©2007 tune in 7 days a week on KYOU Radio 1550 AM for the best in FSB = Funk Soul Blues

Photos by Günther Zint – Jon Hammond Band in Indra


St. Pauli Hamburg Grosse Freiheit — Good to see my freund Orhan Sandikci again at the good old “INDRA Musikclub Live” where The Beatles played their very first gigs in Hamburg at beginning of the 60’s – we are hoping to return there to play again in March or April of 2014 – Jon Hammond Band

3,751 JON HAMMOND Band in INDRA Hamburg Reeperbahn Home of The BEATLES playing “WHITE ONIONS”
*Special Thanks: Michael August aka ILLUSTRATORP

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Historical Footage in Hamburg Red Light District Regina Niteclub

October 17, 2013

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Historical Footage in Hamburg Red Light District Regina Niteclub

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Historical film from Jon Hammond Band archives in Hamburg’s Reeperbahn at the notorious Regina Niteclub Grosse Freiheit #4 in the red light district underground music concert just yards away from where The Beatles played nightly – here Jon’s original funk composition “Pocket Funk”
as seen in article in Hamburger Morgenpost
 — with Uwe Petersen and Barry Finnerty at Reeperbahn Große Freiheit.

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    hahaaaa, this is how and where i met you, awesome !!! play that hammond — sascha waack

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    Special thanks Gideon Schier, Bert Gerecht Hotwire Records, Knut Benzner, NDR Radio, Michael Falkenstein, Hammond Suzuki Deutschland, Claus-Dieter Rotthoff, Lutz Büchner tenor sax, drummers: Jost Nickel, Uwe Petersen, Composition by Jon Hammond Pocket Funk ASCAP XB-2 organ bass, Morgen Post MoPo

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    Peter and Siggi’s Haus Party Concert Jon Hammond Band

    October 7, 2013

    *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Peter and Siggi’s Haus Party

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    Published on Oct 7, 2013
    Peter and Siggi’s House Party Concert in Germany – Jon Hammond Band plays “Get Back in The Groove” from Jon’s album “Hammond’s Bolero” – first time on the band on drums: Nicolai Ditsch, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond Organ Group

    Peter and Siggi’s House Party Concert Jon Hammond Band, L to R:
    Joe Berger, Nicolai Ditsch, Jon Hammond

    Joe Berger and Peter at the special old flag of Hamburg generations old

    Joe Berger reading a feature article about The Jon Hammond Show TV Show, (now in 30th year on MNN TV and streaming worldwide) that came out in Billboard Magazine on flight to Germany

    – Jon Hammond Band –

    Nashville Tennessee — standing outside the brand spankin’ new Nashville Music City Center, the place is completely deserted not a taxi in sight. Long walk back to hotel past Nashville Spring Service was highly-interesting!

    Mr. Hammond on BalconyTV Nashville with Melissa Montgomery – Jon Hammond Organ Group

    *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 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.
    http://JONHAMMONDBAND.COM/ — at Nashville Music City Center

    House Party, Haus, North Germany, Hammond Organ, Groove, Soul Music, Jon Hammond, Concert, Nicolai Ditsch, drums, Joe Berger, guitar, Hammond’s Bolero, Local 802, Musicians Union

    Jon’s Journal January 15 2013 and HammondCast 145

    January 15, 2013

    *LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: HammondCast 145

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    “The Judge” Milt Hinton the late great Jazz bassist soloing while Bobby Johnson mics him up personally

    – 2 Giants of Jazz sadly no longer with us. Bobby Johnson was a featured soloist in the amazing Erskine Hawkins Orchestra. This was May 7th 1990, declared Cab Calloway Day by then Mayor of New York City David N. Dinkins. Milt was a most amazing person, and just last night one of my very favorite bassists Bob Cunningham was telling me his story about when he first arrived in New York City, Milt invited Bob to his home and dug his playing so much that he recommended him to Dizzy Gillespie, and soon after Bob was off on the road with Dizzy for 2 1/2 years. R.I.P. Milt Hinton and Bobby Johnson – Jon Hammond — at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music

    HammondCast 145 
HammondCast 145 KYOURADIO with spcl. guest Wendy Oxenhorn of Jazz Foundation of America interview with Jon and music of Jon Hammond NDR SESSIONS Projekt “Satin Doll”, “Blues In The Night”, “Payphone Johnny” News about “A Great Night In Harlem” 45 minutes

    Tuxedoed Bernard Purdie showing off his boutonnière with red rose just before hit time

    – May 7, 1990 concert and Beacons in Jazz Awards honoring Cab Calloway – Jon Hammond — with Bernard Purdie and Bernard Purdie at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music

    D’George Klivinyi
    Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz

    Keith Anderson
    Saint Charles, Illinois

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    Shane Alessandro Scarazzini
    Lead Guitar Player at Jason Casterlin

    Tim L Griffin
    Holyoke, Massachusetts

    Debbie Sprague
    Spring Valley High School

    David Davis
    GM at AZ Music

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    Works at Amboy Aggregates

    Jimi D’Andrea

    Jonathan Moorehead

    Allyn Robinson
    Leader at Allyn Robinson Music

    Bob Snider
    Works at Self employed percussion/piano teacher and freelance musician.

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    Inside 31 Chambers St. Surrogate’s Courthouse New York City – photo: Jon Hammond

    Surrogate’s Courthouse Wiki’s_Courthouse
    The Surrogate’s Courthouse, also known as the Hall of Records, is a Beaux Arts municipal building in lower Manhattan in New York City.
    Opened in 1907, it is located on the northwest corner of Chambers and Centre Streets, across the street from City Hall Park and from the Municipal Building. It houses the city’s Municipal Archives, as well as providing courtrooms for the Surrogate’s Court for New York County on the fifth floor.
    The well-proportioned seven-story, steel-framed building is faced with granite from Hallowell, Maine, and contains elaborate marble interiors. The three-part Chambers Street facade features a triple-arched main entrance centered along the two-story base, above which is centered a three-story Corinthian colonnade topped by a cornice, a sixth story, another cornice and a mansard roof.[3]
    It was designed to be fireproof, in order to safely house the city’s paper records. The Beaux Arts exterior features fifty-four sculptures by prize-winning artists Philip Martiny and Henry Kirke Bush-Brown, representing both allegorical figures — such as New York in Its Infancy, New York in Revolutionary Times, Philosophy, Law, and the seasons — and eminent figures from the city’s past, including Peter Stuyvesant, DeWitt Clinton, David Pietersen De Vries, and mayors Caleb Heathcoate, Abram Stevens Hewitt, Philip Hone, Cadwallader David Colden, and James Duane.[4][5]
    There is a three-story interior courtyard, supposedly inspired by the Paris Opera, featuring an imposing marble double staircase leading to colonnaded balconies on the upper stories. It’s considered one of the city’s finest Beaux Arts interiors.[3] Mosaic murals showing the zodiac were created by William DeLeftwich Dodge. The elaborate Surrogates’ courtrooms on the fifth floor are endowed with carved oak and mahogany paneling, and gilded plaster decoration.[4]
    The building has been favorably compared to the somewhat smaller Chamber of Commerce building and the somewhat larger Customs House, both contemporaries of this building in lower Manhattan.

    New York NY — Michael Guilford one of my favorite bassists – world traveler here with me Jon Hammond at the Monday night Jazz Session

    – photo credit goes to our friend Gina Reder aka Gina Jazz, thanks Gina! *Note, I just found out tonight from Michael that he knew and played with André Lewis aka Mandré who sadly passed away recently…Michael played with André and Buddy Miles at The Fillmore San Francisco, incredible story Michael! thanks for telling me and R.I.P. André Lewis folks – JH — with Michael Guilford at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM

    Mary Jo Papich
    Bradley University

    Joe Berger
    King at Self employed

    Cheryl Krebs
    Medical , pistol team at New York Guard

    Barb Grenig Goszka
    Works at Medina High School

    Janice Guilford

    Tuxedoed Arnie Lawrence R.I.P. playing alto as Dr. Donald Byrd looks on in back, concert to honor Cab Calloway May 7, 1990 – Jon Hammond

    Arnie’s Wiki
    Arnold Lawrence Finkelstein, better known as Arnie Lawrence (July 10, 1938, Brooklyn – April 22, 2005, Jerusalem) was an American jazz saxophonist.
    Lawrence studied clarinet in his youth before switching to saxophone. He played from age 12 in clubs in the Catskills, and by age 17 was performing at Birdland, at one point working a double bill with John Coltrane. He played with Charles Mingus, Thad Jones, Maynard Ferguson, Clark Terry Quintet and Duke Pearson, but did not make his first recordings until 1966, playing on Chico Hamilton’s The Dealer. He worked for several years with Hamilton, and concomitantly became a soloist on The Tonight Show from 1967 to 1972. His first records as a leader appeared in 1968.
    In the early 1970s Lawrence played with Willie Bobo, then joined Blood, Sweat & Tears in 1974. He did a world tour with Liza Minnelli in 1978–79, and released a few more records under his own name before touring with Louie Bellson and Elvin Jones in the early 1980s. He composed a symphony entitled Red, White and Blues, which was premiered by an orchestra in Williamsburg, Virginia; Lawrence, Dizzy Gillespie, and Julius Hemphill all soloed in the performance.
    Lawrence had taught from the middle of the 1970s, working as an artist in residence in Kentucky and Kansas. In 1986, he stopped recording and touring and founded the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City; among the program’s students were Roy Hargrove, Brad Mehldau, Larry Goldings, John Popper, Peter Bernstein,. He moved to Israel in 1997, where he founded the International Center for Creative Music, an education facility open to both Jewish and Arab students. He played regularly in Israel and owned his own nightclub called Arnie’s Jazz Underground. He suffered from lung and liver cancer late in life, and died in Jerusalem in 2005.
    You’re Gonna Hear from Me (1968)
    Look Toward a Dream with Larry Coryell (1969)
    Inside an Hourglass (1970) Embryo Records
    Might Just Turn Out To Be Sages with Children Of All Ages (1976)
    Treasure Island (1979)
    Renewal (1981) Palo Alto Records

    *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Lydia’s Tune in Jazzkeller

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    Lydia’s Tune by Jon Hammond in Jazzkeller Frankfurt annual Musikmesse Party hosted by Jon Hammond Band
    Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone
    Heinz Lichius drums
    Joe Berger guitar
    Jon Hammond at XB-2 Hammond organ
    Lydia’s Tune is a bossa nova from Jon’s album LATE RENT on Ham-Berger-Friz Records © ASCAP

    Hammond Action is about to happen inside those 2 beautiful wooden doors – Jon Hammond and Michael Falkenstein
    Congratulations 30th year Hammond Organ Germany Studio Setzingen – Ulm
    This is the same place where James Brown Godfather of Soul came to visit Michael

    – Youtube
    Congratulations 30th year Hammond Organ Germany Studio pictorial James Brown Visiting his God Son Michael Falkenstein – incredible must see and hear:
    James Brown the Godfather of Soul and his God Son Michael Falkenstein at the Hammond organ with original music soundtrack from Jon Hammond radio program HammondCast – musical selections:
    Time With You
    Six Year Itch
    Get Back In The Groove
    Watermelon Man
    Late Rent / HammondCast Outro
    R.I.P. Godfather of Soul James Brown – here in Hammond Organ Germany Studios

    Langenau – Ulm Germany — Michael Falkenstein and Jon Hammond with one of the very first pieces of Hammond Sk1 ultra-compact combo organ keyboard at HAMMOND DEUTSCHLAND Headquarters
    Karlstrasse 38
    D-89129 Langenau
    Movie: “Meet The Incredible Sk1 Hammond with Michael Falkenstein and Jon Hammond”
    Filmed in Hammond-Showroom Karlstrasse 38
    D-89129 Langenau Germany on April 19th 2011

    “Meet The Incredible Sk1 Hammond with Michael Falkenstein and Jon Hammond”
    First look at this exciting new keyboard product weighing in at 7 kilos, just over 15 lbs., it sounds like a real Hammond B3 organ with Leslie, or a full size grand piano, any type of famous vintage electric piano or synthesizer. This keyboard does it all and with original Hammond drawbars and it’s feather light. Sk1 has a built in USB flash drive input, the keys are ‘bullet proof’ waterfall style keys that can hold up to extreme pressure of rockin’ rock musicians, swinging jazz musicians and can even sound like a huge pipe organ. This film will blow your mind.
    Available June 2011, contact Michael Falkenstein Hammond Suzuki Deutschland Europe — at Karlstrasse 38 D-89129 Langenau Germany

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    M&M Farms 6th Annual Harvest Festival Concert Jon’s Journal

    October 23, 2012

    M&M Farms 6th Annual Harvest Festival Concert Poster

    M&M Farm 6th Annual Harvest Festival and Concert — Jon Hammond Trio and headliner: Lydia Pense & Cold Blood October 20, 2012 in Knightsen CA

    Jon Hammond Trio with L to R: Jimi James guitar, Mustafa Jammal drums, Jon Hammond organ

    Lydia Pense and Cold Blood band sounded great today folks! Jon Hammond

    Current personnel are Lydia Pense (vocals), Steve Salinas (keyboards), Steve Dunne (guitar), Mike Morgan (percussion), Evan Palmerston (bass), Rich Armstrong (trumpet, percussion), Rob Zuckerman (alto, tenor, baritone saxes) and Donny Baldwin (drums).
    Lydia Pense (born Lydia Jane Pense in San Francisco, California on December 14, 1947) [1] is an American rock-soul-jazz singer who since 1969 has performed with the band Cold Blood. Her style has been compared to powerful singers including Janis Joplin (who recommended the band to Bill Graham for their first audition), Aretha Franklin and Teena Marie.
    Pense’s mother, the former Miss Ramos,[1] was born in Madrid, Spain, while her father came from Nebraska, United States. While attending Sequoia High School in Redwood City, California at the age of 14, Pense started singing with a band called The Dimensions, with Guitarist Fred Tatman. She was a fan of Brenda Lee and was singing her songs, but the band, formed by Fred Tatman, Larry Hatch, Paul C Saenz, and Kerry Yates encouraged her to sing R&B in the style of James Brown, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, and Ray Charles.
    Lydia joined Cold Blood in 1968.
    Their initial four albums, Cold Blood, Sisyphus, First Taste of Sin (produced by Donny Hathaway), and Thriller remain their best known work. The band continues to record and perform today. The band separated in the late 1970s, and Pense suspended her career in the 1980s to raise her daughter before re-forming the group.
    Cold Blood (1969)
    Sisyphus (1971)
    First Taste of Sin (1972)
    Thriller (1973)
    Lydia (1974)
    The Best of Cold Blood (1975)
    Lydia Pense & Cold Blood (1976)
    Vintage Blood: Live! 1973 (live album), 2001
    Transfusion (2005)
    Lydia Pense & Cold Blood:Live Blood “Live Album”(2008)
    Cold Blood is a long-standing soul-rock-jazz band founded by Larry Field in 1968 and originally based in the San Francisco East Bay area. They have also performed and recorded under the name “Lydia Pense and Cold Blood”, due to the popularity of their lead singer, Lydia Pense.
    The band first came to prominence in 1969 when rock impresario Bill Graham signed them after an audition and they played the Fillmore West in San Francisco. Pense has been compared to Janis Joplin, and it was Joplin who recommended the audition to Graham.
    The band has often been compared to another long-standing popular Northern California group, Tower of Power, and like Tower of Power they were rare in that they featured a horn section in addition to guitar, bass and drums. The Tower of Power horn players have performed with Cold Blood on a regular basis since the early 1970s. Skip Mesquite and Mic Gillette have been members of both Tower Of Power and Cold Blood. Their fan base also overlaps with the Sons of Champlin, although their musical styles are quite different.
    Their initial four albums, Cold Blood (produced by David Rubinson), Sisyphus (produced by Fred Catero), First Taste of Sin (produced by Donny Hathaway), and Thriller (produced by David Rubinson) remain their best known work. The band disbanded in the late 1970s, reformed in the 1980s and stabilized with its current membership in the 1990s. Cold Blood continues to record and perform today, and some former band members such as Raul Matute (and some from Tower of Power) appear on the band’s most recent album.
    Original band members were founder Larry Field (lead guitar), Lydia Pense (vocals), Danny Hull (tenor saxophone and songwriter), Larry Jonutz (trumpet), Pat O’Hara (trombone; born May 25, 1946 (?), died August 1977 of an overdose), Raul Matute (Hammond organ, piano, arranger and songwriter), Jerry Jonutz (baritone, alto and tenor saxophone), David Padron (trumpet), Rod Ellicott (bass), Paul C Saenz (guitar), and Frank Davis, who was replaced on drums by Sandy McKee (real name Cecil James Stoltie, born 12 July 1945, died 15 October 1995) during the Sisyphus sessions. Narada Michael Walden and Jonathan “Sugarfoot” Moffett both mention McKee on their short list of drummers most influential in their stylistic development.
    Over the years there have been various incarnations of the band including singer/trumpet player Max Haskett (born 7 March 1947, died 15 September 1999, ex-Rubicon), Tower Of Power horn player Mic Gillette, Journey keyboardist Stevie “Keys” Roseman on Hammond B-3 organ, Sons Of Champlin drummer Jim Preston, guitar player Michael Sasaki, Tower Of Power guitarist Jeff Tamelier, Boz Scaggs horn player Tom Poole, Elvin Bishop sax player Bill Slais, bass player Michael White & others.

    Cold Blood is featured playing live in Fillmore, a documentary of the last concerts at The Fillmore auditorium.

    Cold Blood (1969)
    Sisyphus (1971)
    First Taste of Sin (1972)
    Thriller (1973)
    Lydia (1974)
    The Best of Cold Blood (1975)
    Lydia Pense And Cold Blood (1976)
    Vintage Blood: Live! 1973 (live album, 2001)
    Transfusion (2005)
    Lydia Pense & Cold Blood:Live Blood (live album, 2008)

    Jon Hammond with my favorite rhythm section Donny Baldwin (drums) and Evan Palmerston (bass) of Lydia Pense and Cold Blood Band – L to R: Jon, Donny, Evan just after amazing concert at M&M Farms
    The band Tower Of Power was born from!

    Knightsen California — Duo set with Mustafa Jammal drums and Jon Hammond organ – opener for Lydia Pense and Cold Blood Concert at M&M Farms 6th Annual Harvest Festival

    Knightsen Californa — Jon Hammond Trio set opener for Lydia Pense and Cold Blood concert at M&M Farms 6th Annual Harvest Festival – L to R: Jimi James guitar, Mustafa Jammal drums, Jon Hammond organ

    Knightsen California — Absolutely smokin’ concert (2 sets & 2 encores) Lydia Pense and Cold Blood at M&M Farms 6th Annual Harvest Festival – Jon Hammond Oct. 20th, 2012
    L to R: Rich Armstrong – trumpet/flugelhorn/percussion, Rob Zuckerman – tenor sax, Steve Salinas – keyboards, Lydia Pense – vocals, Donny Baldwin – drums, Evan Palmerston – bass, *unseen in this photo – Steve Dunne – guitar

    Knightsen CA — M&M Farms grew a Whopper!
    6th Annual Harvest Festival and concert yesterday with my trio as opener (Jon Hammond Trio) we opened for the great Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, wonderful time and people! JH

    Happy birthday today Savannah Erickson! Great to see Savannah back in town dancing to the great Lydia Pense and Cold Blood – 6th Annual Harvest Festival M&M Farm Knightsen CA – Jon Hammond

    Jimi James sitting in with Lydia Pense and Cold Blood with his classic Gibson L5 guitar he’s owned for many years – at M&M Farms’ 6th Annual Harvest Festival – Jon Hammond
    *Note: Jimmy and I played together in HADES 1971-1973 original progressive rock band El Cerrito CA and we did an opener set for Lydia’s fantastic band Cold Blood, great fun for all! – JH

    M&M Farms’ 6th Annual Harvest Festival & Concert Hosts Mustafa & Maralyn Jammal enjoying a dance to the great Lydia Pense & Cold Blood yesterday, thanks M&M! Jon Hammond

    Perfect weather yesterday folks! Jon Hammond Trio opener set for the great Lydia Pense & Cold Blood at M&M Farms’ 6th Annual Harvest Festival & Concert – Jimi James guitar (his classic Gibson L5 guitar he’s owned for many years) host & excellent drummer my long-time friend Mustafa Jammal and yours’ truly JH at the organ, incredible day / evening -Knightsen CA
    Swingin’ Funky Jazz & Blues instrumentals in sunny California
    *Note: First time out for my new Bag End Birchwood 15″ Speaker, it sounded incredible – with 250 watt Ampeg bass amp head – JH — in Knightsen, CA

    New York NY — Wishing main man / tenor saxophonist FRED STATON a speedy recovery! Seen here with Joey Morant – trumpet, and Art Baron trombone on 9/11/2012 at Cobi Narita’s 9/11 jazz tribute evening at ZEB’s with Harlem Blues and Jazz Band – Jon Hammond

    Auster Bar Jazz Bar Michael Leuschner Presents Jon Hammond Band
    One Night Only on the Henriettenweg Hamburg
    very cool scene!
    Classic Mercy Mercy with Michael Leuschner trumpet, Heinz Lichius drums,
    Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at Sk1 Hammond organ and special guest
    Jonas Schoen alto saxophone reprising the great Cannonball Adderley smash crossover hit:
    Mercy Mercy – R.I.P. Julian Edwin “Cannonball” Adderley (September 15, 1928 — August 8, 1975)
    Jon saw Cannon do it with his quintet Feb. 24, 1968 at Winterland in San Francisco on a show with The Vagrants and The Who. Keeping the Spirit alive here in Auster Bar Hamburg! Special thanks / dankeschoen to Frank at Auster Bar, Knut Benzner NDR Radio, Heinz Lichius, Michael Leuschner wonderful musicians!



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    *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Vintage Episode of The Jon Hammond Show Chicago Special

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    Now in 28th year on Cable Access TV – The Jon Hammond Show, this
    particular episode is known as the Chicago Special which includes one song from Tim Cain I played Hammond organ on called I Saw You with some vocal help by Bill Champlin recorded by rjm productions, then to Chicago Summer NAMM Show where I personally filmed the very first performance of the late great bassist John Entwistle with band Rat Race Choir which happened at The Vic Theatre June 29, 1987, (same night) followed by Leslie West with T.M. Stevens bass, watch Leslie’s face when smoke machine goes! Then a little bit of Bag End Party at Park West with Joe Berger, T.M. Stevens, Tal Bergman and Theodus Rogers. And of course JH Show Theme Song “Late Rent” – enjoy folks, this one is a classic! Jon Hammond
    *Note: Joe Berger personally introduced his friend John Entwistle to Rat Race Choir band, John came all the way from London on Joe’s recommendation – JH

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    John Entwistle Vic Theatre Chicago June 29, 1987

    Leslie West Vic Theatre Chicago

    Mr. Hammond on MCTV

    The Jon Hammond Show – still on, 28th year

    *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond Band 1992 Lissania Frankfurt Kaiserstrasse 74


    Jon Hammond Band 1992 performance in “Lissania Essay” located steps away from the Hauptbahnhof Kaiserstrasse 74 during Frankfurt Musikmesse, funky original tune “Pocket Funk” with Jon Hammond at the organ along with
    Barry Finnerty – guitar, Derrick James – alto saxophone, Alain Nau – drums
    Late show in the Red Light District Frankfurt underground scene

    Frankfurt Germany — Jon Hammond Band in TAT-Cafe Theater am Turm Volksbildungsheim Frankfurt am Main (nach dem Umbau)
    L to R – Uwe Gehring guitar (he changed his name now to Wesley G..go figure!), Jo Mikovich tenor saxofon, Alain Nau drums (from Forbach France), Jon Hammond organ
    Midnight Show
    Theater am Turm
    Das Theater am Turm (abgekürzt TAT) war ein städtisches Theater in Frankfurt am Main. Es wurde 1953 als Landesbühne Rhein-Main durch den Frankfurter Bund für Volksbildung gegründet und hatte 1963 bis 1995 seinen Sitz im ehemaligen Volksbildungsheim am Eschenheimer Tor. Der Name Theater am Turm spielte auf den Eschenheimer Turm an, einen Teil der früheren Frankfurter Stadtbefestigung.
    Während der experimenta I wurde 1966 hier unter Leitung von Claus Peymann (Intendant 1965–1969) die legendäre Publikumsbeschimpfung von Peter Handke uraufgeführt. In den folgenden Jahren wurde das TAT durch die Nähe zur Studentenbewegung und zum Kampf gegen die Notstandsgesetze geprägt. 1969 wurde ein umfassendes Mitbestimmungsmodell eingeführt. Auf dem Programm standen nunmehr nicht nur Theateraufführungen, sondern auch Diskussionen, Vollversammlungen sowie Kurse in Marxismus und Tai-Chi.
    In den siebziger Jahren war Rainer Werner Fassbinder für acht Monate Intendant des TAT. Die Aufführung seines 1974 entstandenen Stückes Der Müll, die Stadt und der Tod über den Frankfurter Häuserkampf wurde nach Protesten abgesagt, weil die darin vorkommende Figur des reichen Juden antisemitische Stereotypen bediene. Fassbinder verließ das Theater.
    Nach einer vorübergehenden Schließung 1978/79 wurde das TAT umgebaut und 1980 mit neuem Konzept, aber nunmehr ohne eigenes Ensemble wieder eröffnet. Bis 1986 war es eine Spielstätte für freie experimentelle Gruppen und internationale Künstler wie die Tanzcompany von Vivienne Newport, danach entstanden zahlreiche internationale Gastinszenierungen…

    Joe Berger at the Midnight Buffet aboard the fabulous m.v. Horizon Cruise Ship –

    Celebrity Cruises inaugural NYC – Bermuda cruise – we were filming for my TV Show – The Jon Hammond Show – JH
    special thanks Amy Curtis Mcintyre — with Joe Berger at Celebrity Cruises

    Mr. Hammond in Bermuda,

    headed for the pink sand beach after cruising down on the inaugural cruise of the fabulous cruise ship m.v. Horizon Celebrity Cruises, real nice time! Jon Hammond — in Hamilton, Bermuda

    Frankfurt Hausen — Jon Hammond Band with special guest Françoise Pujol at the Boesendorfer Imperial Grand Piano,

    I convinced Boesendorfer to bring all the way from Vienna for Francoise to play – on the band Uwe Gehring guitar (he changed his name to Wesley G now..go figure that), Allen Wittig tenor sax, Totó Giovanni Gulino drums, Jon Hammond organ at Brotfabrik, the old bread factory in Frankfurt Hausen during Musikmesse time – — with Françoise Pujol and Totó Giovanni Gulino at Brotfabrik Frankfurt

    Picnic Lunch Time with my late great bandleader / trumpet player Lou Colombo and Family at their house in South Yarmouth Cape Cod, circa 1978 – Mrs. Colombo serving,

    merci beaucoup…and thank you Lori Colombo & Colombo Family, Jon Hammond *Note: Just back from the golf course – gig that night at Wychmere Harbor Club where we were the house band at the time with Frank Shea drums and Jack Pena guitar – JH — with Lori Colombo in South Yarmouth, MA

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    Radio France Inter Concert de Jazz Jon Hammond Journal August 24, 2012

    August 24, 2012

    *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jazz Concert de Trio Film Françoise Pujol sur France Inter


    Ce film historique de Françoise Pujol Trio en concert à l’intérieur de la radio France Inter est la première fois qu’un appareil a été autorisé à filmer à l’intérieur de ce studio de radio. L’homme caméra n’est autre que Jon Hammond. Un merci très spécial à André Francis Producteur Jazz Radio grande!
    This marks the 20th anniversary of this wonderful concert, yes it was 20 years ago folks! Incredible playing by these musicians – Francoise Pujol who is my personal favorite pianist in France today – Jazz and Classical. Along with her emerging star musicians: Bassist Richard Bona the phenom bass player born in Cameroon and now living in Brooklyn, and the very tasteful drumming (and sometimes explosive!) of Francis Lassus of Paris.
    S’il vous plaît profiter de cette radio France Inter concert présenté par Jon Hammond.
    Les gens l’attention de New York: Françoise Pujol et sa bande seront en provenance de Paris pour jouer 2 concerts le 8 Septembre et le 10, je suis honoré d’être un invité spécial lors d’une partie de son concert d’orgue Hammond avec Françoise et sa bande. Nous espérons vous y voir! Pour plus d’informations:

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    Il y a un peu plus d’un an, dans Les Passagers de la nuit, on pouvait entendre Les Mythologies de poche de la radio, petits et grands dialogues autour des archives et considérations radiophoniques… Nous vous proposons cet été 25 nouvelles Mythologies de poche de la radio pour donner à entendre la radio et ceux qui la font.
    Nous recevons aujourd’hui André Francis, homme de radio, producteur et programmateur de concerts et de festivals.
    50 ans de jazz, et plus encore. André Francis commence à parler de jazz à St Germain des prés, quelque temps après la Libération, au Club d’Essai de la Radiodiffusion. Il ne cessera jamais, même après sa retraite. On l’entend ce soir, en pleine forme, et dans ses archives, parfois en compagnie de Boris Vian lui-même. Et on apprendra aussi comment André Francis a fait changer ses propositions sur les ondes, selon les évolutions du jazz : free, cool, hard bop… On finit l’émission par un morceau d’anthologie enregistré en 1964 par André Francis et son équipe à Juan-les-Pins en plein air, où Ella Fitzgerald a maille à partir avec un criquet !

    La grande Histoire du jazz (5/5) avec André Francis
    André Francis, qui a été pendant plusieurs décennies le “Monsieur Jazz” de Radio France (sur France Inter et France Musique), occupe intelligemment sa retraite : il vient de concocter en 100 CD (125 heures d’écoute…) une “Grande Histoire du Jazz” couvrant le premier demi-siècle de cette musique.
    Publiée en 4 coffrets de 25 CD couvrant chacun une période cohérente de l’histoire du jazz, cette “encyclopédie” s’avère passionnante par la pertinence subjective de ses choix et les textes qui les accompagnent.

    Pour l’occasion, André Francis est invité à passer cette semaine de fête avec nous pour commenter lui-même ses choix au micro d’Open Jazz.

    Une ballade amoureuse autour de quelques chefs d’œuvres du jazz.

    *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Indigo Blues


    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

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    Anaheim California — Serious NAMM Action with Jon Hammond and Joe Berger – standing L to R Jon Hammond,
    Joe Berger and Lawrence “Larry” Gay Producer of West Coast Live Radio Program with serious camera – seated on couch Carroll Brothers Tambuzi “Tam” Carroll and Tom Carroll both trumpet players — with Joe Berger at The NAMM Show

    Merci Beaucoup George Whitman Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris December 12, 1913 – December 14, 2011 from Jon Hammond

    12/15/2011 New York, NY — R.I.P. George Whitman founder of Shakespeare & Co. Book Shop in Paris, I shot this photo of George’s best friend Lawrence Ferlinghetti the Poet in front of George’s shop when I met him and Lawrence on my first journey to Paris 1981. The child is George’s daughter Sylvia, she is grown up now and runs the shop, she will carry on for George there in St. Michel Paris – Jon Hammond *note: thanks / merci beaucoup for all the great Sunday teas 4PM-6PM I attended at your apartment when I was living in Paris George! JH

    Photo by Jon Hammond – Lawrence Ferlinghetti and young Sylvia Whitman in front of Shakespeare & Company book shop in St. Michel Paris with umbrella, photo by Jon Hammond circa 1981:

    Whitman founded his bookstore in 1951 and named it Le Mistral, then later named it after Sylvia Beach’s earlier Paris bookstore “Shakespeare and Company”.[3] His shop, located at 37 rue de la Bûcherie in Paris, was opened in August 1951 (two years before a sister bookshop City Lights was opened in San Francisco by Lawrence Ferlinghetti) by George Whitman with an inheritance from his aunt. He called the shop “Le Mistral” after his first French girlfriend. From the very first night he allowed travellers, young writers, poets and artists to lodge in exchange for a hand in cleaning the shop, building shelves and selling books. Sylvia Beach, whose famous shop was on 12, rue de l’Odéon, was still in Paris and came to Le Mistral to see the writers of the new generation, whom Anaïs Nin called Xerox artists,[citation needed] read aloud their new work. Whitman modeled his shop after Sylvia Beach’s. As it was the only free English-language lending library in Paris, the Beats who arrived at the Beat Hotel on rue Git-le-Coeur quickly found their way to the small bookshop and made a place for themselves there. In 1962, Sylvia Beach died, willing to Whitman a good deal of her private books and the rights to the name Shakespeare and Company. In 1964, Le Mistral was renamed Shakespeare and Company. Whitman named his daughter, born in 1981, after his bibliophilic predecessor; Sylvia Whitman took over the running of the shop in 2003 at age 22.[4]
    Whitman allowed young travellers to stay in the residential quarters of his rue de la Bûcherie premises (specifically published writers); and one was also encouraged to read a book a day during your stay and were asked for two hours work as contribution to the running of the shop. All Whitman asked of his guests is to provide a short “biography” and photograph and work a short period in the shop. On Sunday mornings he traditionally cooked his guests a pancake breakfast, brewing up a thin ersatz “syrup” out of some burnt sugar and water.
    Whitman began to receive international notice when a documentary titled Portrait of a Bookstore as an Old Man, by Gonzague Pichelin and Benjamin Sutherland, ran on The Sundance Channel in fall 2005. At the end of the film, Whitman trimmed his hair using the flame of a candle, set his hair on fire, and then doused it.
    On Wednesday, September 26, 2007, journalist Gerry Hadden’s story on George Whitman, his daughter Sylvia, and Shakespeare & Company aired on NPR’s The World (a co-production of the BBC, Public Radio International (PRI), and the Boston radio station WGBH).[5][6]

    Whitman died on December 14, 2011, at age 98, at home in the apartment above his bookshop, Shakespeare and Company, in Paris. He will be buried in the Père Lachaise cemetery in the east of Paris.


    *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Priceless Al Jazzbo Collins Movie by Jon Hammond


    As seen on The Jon Hammond Show MCTV MNN TV cable access show with the classic opening by famous Weather Man Lloyd Lindsay Young and CNN live radio broadcast extravaganza AM 1130 WNEW All Star Show Hosted by the late great Al Jazzbo Collins aka Jazzbeaux Collins
    covered by Jon Hammond personally on May 29, 1987
    Radio Hall of Fame
    Incredible dialogue between Al Jazzbo Collins and Cynthia Tornquist of CNN she learns a lot from Jazzbeaux about the Purple Grotteaux and the night world of Jazz Musicians and the special people in the Al’s world. Whether Cynthia knows it or not she is being majooberized!
    Jazzbo leads the famous call and response based on the 1948 film The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. In one scene some obviously very bad banditos 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.”
    Most special broadcast and painting of the manhole cover door to Purple Grotteaux seen world wide on CNN TV as shot by Jon Hammond personally, enjoy folks!
    *Note: The phone number for BackBeat Productions running on this clip was taken over by the IRS Internal Revenue Servie after a long battle with Jon Hammond, they had a bank of numbers 340-9000, 9001 etc. so they really wanted 212-340-9007 they finally got it. If you call it now you’ll get the IRS not Jon Hammond folks! Special thanks Lew Anderson big band, Lew was Clarabell the Clown on Howdy Doody TV Show between 1954 and 1960 his music playing while Jon Hammond takes you on a tour of the food of Horn & Hardart Automat at corner of 42nd St. and Third Avenue in Manhattan just below the main studios of WNEW Radio, now 1130 is Bloomberg Radio. For more information Jon Hammond Show is still on the air 28th year MNNTV in New York City

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    Jon Hammond Coverage of Jimmy Wormworth 75-Ain’t-No-Jive Birthday Party in Metropolitan Room New York City

    New York NY — George Braith apparently checking his SMS text messages while James Zollar takes a few smokin’ choruses! George is one of the rare veteran jazz musicians who embrace technology, great work cats! Neal Miner is rock solid on the basso profundo…someone tell me the drummer’s name? Exellent! Incredible music throughout Jimmy Wormworth’s birthday celebration yesterday 75-Ain’t-No-Jive in NYC’s Metropolitan Room – Jon Hammond — with George Braith, Neal Miner and James Zollar at The Metropolitan Room

    New York NY — I loved this part of the party for Jimmy Wormworth birthday party 75-Ain’t-No-Jive, most amazing Tabla drums player who I believe is Jimmy’s Dentist and his guitarist, really beautiful music! Jon Hammond — at The Metropolitan Room

    New York NY — One of the incredible high points of Jimmy Wormworth’s 75-Ain’t-No-Jive Birthday party yesterday, Priscilla led everyone in very strong soulful voice in Stevie Wonder’s version of Happy Birthday to Jimmy & Nico! God bless Professor Priscilla doing god’s working teaching the elementary school classes in Brooklyn NYC! Some really great singers in the house, wow..that was very moving! Jon Hammond — with Mary Worm, Russell Jackson, Jimmy Wormworth and Tracy Wormworth at The Metropolitan Room

    Tracy Wormworth Thanks so much Jon, for the beautiful commentary and pictures, and for attending the party!!!

    Jon Hammond Many thanks Tracy! Best time I’ve had in a long time, your Dad is so cool and beloved by so many cool people – he is a shining beacon of inspiration and your Family is really beautiful! God bless, c u soon again hopefully, Jon

    New York NY — Howard Brofsky blew everybody away when he played yesterday at Jimmy Wormworth’s 75-Ain’t-No-Jive birthday party! I heard Howard tell Jimmy before he played, “This is for you Jimmy!” bravo Professor Howard Brofsky!!! – Jon Hammond
    Dr. Brofsky has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in Jazz Education as well as in 18th-century Italian music
    . His numerous accomplishments include Fulbright grants to study and teach in France (where he made his first jazz recording) and Italy.

    He spent the fall of 1993 teaching jazz history to university students in Oslo, Norway and is the author of the definitive music appreciation text, “The Art of Listening.”

    A regular with Larry Rivers and the Climax Band in New York, he has played with Jimmy Heath, Donald Byrd, Dexter Gordon, and other Jazz Greats. He has a recent CD entitled “73 down: drbebop,” with among others, Attila Zoller, Jimmy Heath, and Larry Willis.

    Brofsky is also Professor Emeritus of Music at Queens College, NY.
    — at The Metropolitan Room. — at The Metropolitan Room

    New York NY — Main man Rudy Sheriff Lawless kicked it off on the cans with George Braith yesterday at Jimmy Wormworth’s 75-Ain’t-No-Jive birthday party, fantastic and dynamic as always Rudy! Jon Hammond — at The Metropolitan Room.

    Jon Hammond tumblr tumblin’ on a beautiful Monday folks! , enjoy! Jon

    New York NY — Trumpeter James Zollar sounded fantastic with these fine rhythm section musicians, Neal Miner bass – please someone drummer’s name? at Jimmy Wormworth’s incredible birthday party last night! – Jon Hammond — with James Zollar at The Metropolitan Room

    Auster Bar Hamburg Jon Hammond Band
    Auster Bar Jazz Bar Michael Leuschner Presents Jon Hammond Band

    One Night Only on the Henriettenweg Hamburg, very cool scene!
    Jon Hammond original composition “Lydia’s Tune” with Michael Leuschner flugelhorn, Heinz Lichius drums,
    Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at Sk1 Hammond organ and bass — at Auster Bar

    Andre Francis, Radio France Inter, Jazz, Concert, Paris, Richard Bona, Jon Hammond, Ivry sur Seine, Orgue, 20 years, anniversary, cable TV show