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AFN Radio Powerlite Broadcast Host Margie Glad with Jon Hammond Band

May 5, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: AFN Radio Powerlite Broadcast Host Margie Glad with Jon Hammond Band

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondAFNPOWERLITEBroadcastFRAHEADQUARTERS_JONHAMMONDBand1994

Youtube https://youtu.be/S1DXhw1z_rc

This remarkable film documents 3/17 1994 AFN POWERLITE Show live broadcast of JON HAMMOND Band playing and talking on-air with host MARGIE GLAD ‘The Voice of AFN Europe” 873 AM MW at that time. First-ever public performance of original composition “Nu Funk” (“Hip Hop Chitlins”).

The broadcast was heard world-wide and recorded and later released on Jon Hammond’s album “Late Rent”. James Preston of band Sons of Champlin drums, Barry Finnerty gtr., Jon Hammond XB-2 organ/bass Joe Berger audio. *Special thanks: Marietta Windhorst, Andrea English (Prdcr.), David Osterloh, and the Crew at AFN Frankfurt Headquarters. *Note: Jon was pushing Musikmesse Frankfurt, their show next night at Brotfabrik with spcl. guest LEE OSKAR also on the web and Joan Baez & Mimi Farina Bread and Roses Orgnization for whom he has performed numerous shows in homeless shelters, hospitals and nursing homes.
©JON HAMMOND International 2007 * http://www.HammondCast.com Jon’s radio show HammondCast is heard daily early mornings on KYOU & KYCY 1550AM SF CA and streaming worldwide http://www.kyouradio.org

Producer Jon Hammond
Audio/Visual sound, color

Youtube https://youtu.be/ttx6l87Gtow

Musician Jon Hammond on AFN Europe TV Show PROFILE, Musikmesse Special. Jon worked together with AFN’s SSgt Albert Viera and SSG Terry Anderson to create this special entitled “Sound Cops” aka “Sound Police” or “Sound Polizei”

with very entertaining cameo appearances by Joe Berger (guitar) Michael Maier Falkenstein (Hammond organ with Jon) and the 2 Sound Polizei ‘Noise Control’ guys “Lorenzo” and his partner, busted for Electric Guitar Rocking!

You will find this story very enjoyable! Special thanks to AFN Europe and Musikmesse Frankfurt ©2007 http://www.HammondCast.com

Producer Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond Band Makes Trade Show History with Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM on the band at musikmesse Photos Just In from Andreas Meer

*Note: Andreas Meer the great Master Rock Photographer lives in Frankfurt Germany – thanks for these fine photos Andreas!

L to R:

Special Events Announcer Eleftherios Mavros aka Mavros Freitag, Joe Berger the guitarist, Peter Klohmann tenor saxophonist, Jon Hammond leader-organist + bass, Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM ex Tommy Tutone Band drums, Michael Falkenstein keyboards, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums – on Center Stage musikmesse ProLight + Sound – special thanks:
Wolfgang Lücke director Special Events & Entertainment Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound:

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

Michael Birk Veranstaltungslogistik GmbH Stage Crew

photo credit Bernie Capicchiano / Bernies Music Land of Australia


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

RIP James Preston (drums) – Jon Hammond

Joan Baez, Mimi Farina, Jon Hammond, HammondCast, AFN Europe, Radio, 873 kHz, AM Radio, Sons of Champlin, Bill Graham, Fillmore, Bob Barsotti, XB-2 Organ, City Hall Records, #AFN #Radio #Powerlite #HammondOrgan

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Really Incredible Danny Glover Interview On Jon Hammond’s Radio Show HammondCast 81 (December 5, 2006)

September 30, 2013

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: Really Incredible Danny Glover Interview On Jon Hammond’s Radio Show

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/HammondCast81

Danny Glover Actor Activist visiting with Jon Hammond on Jon’s radio program, touching on a whole range of topics of global importance and locally in San Francisco where the broadcast happened on 1550 AM KYCY and KYOU – revisiting concerts attended at Bill Graham’s Fillmore, talking about the music that inspired him while attending San Francisco State University, Chambers Brothers, Aretha Franklin, John Coltrane a shout out to saxophonist Ron Stallings (R.I.P.) and more, a truly incredible in-depth interview covering his work in movies, the ACT Theatre Group, United Nations and works of Richard Wright and his wife at Bomani Gallery. Jon Hammond website http://www.HammondCast.com 45 minutes 16 seconds

danny glover, san francisco, interview, radio, kycy, united nateions, jon hammond, jazz foundation, paris, bill graham, fillmore, san francisco state, university, john coltrane, be kind rewind, local 802, musicians union

Any old Flying Circus / Clover freaks Marin County CA

January 7, 2012

*LINK: Any old Flying Circus / Clover freaks Marin County CA going to the 4 Amigos Texas Guitar Show next week Jan. 14/15th at Marin Civic Center?

Any old Flying Circus / Clover freaks Marin County CA going to the 4 Amigos Texas Guitar Show next week Jan. 14/15th at Marin Civic Center?
We are going to have an original piece of gear from Flying Circus that belonged previously to the McFee Brothers back in the 60’s completely original formerly maintained by Randall Smith at Prune Music before he went on to found Boogie Amps, this 1965 Fender Twin Reverb has the original factory JBL speakershttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jon_Hammond%27s_1965_Fender_Twin_Reverb_Amp_with_Factory_JBL_Speakers.jpg
hope to see you there – Jon Hammond

*LINK: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jon_Hammond’s_1965_Fender_Twin_Reverb_Amp_with_Factory_JBL_Speakers.jpg

*LINK: http://www.clover-infopage.com/clover36.html

Hard Road Magazine, Volume 1 Number 1, July 20, 1970:

Clover/Flying Circus
By Michael Goldberg

“Uh, you shouldn’t of changed these strings.” – Alex
“My fa..ah..theer”
“I thought it sounded pretty good, ‘cept that my guitar doesn’t sound like it should” – Alex
“Well we’ve got this different engineer. All of a sudden our other one was busy … and this has put me in such a fucked mood … this other cat who knows our sound perfectly … gets a real good sound, this cat … if this doesn’t sound good we’re just going to quit tonight … we’re not going to pay for the time or nothing … so we’re giving this dude a chance anyway” – Johnny
Question – “What do you think of playing to white walls instead of an audience?”
“It’s hard to say … It’s different … it’s totally different … (probably completely out of tune. – Johnny)
I like it … (well I am going to try it anyway. – Alex)
recording is really fun … with or without an audience, audience gigs are …” – Johnny
“Sir, what do you think of the NEW SPREAD?” – Mitch
“The NUDE SPREAD?” – Johnny
“Give me a ‘C’ … mmm” – Alex
“C chord”
“Are they anywhere near ready? … two basic tracks to record today unless there’s going to be vocals and other bullshit.” – Johnny
Question – “Are you ever going to try recording live?”
“If we manage to stick around in the business long enough to.” – Johnny
“He’s just joking.” – Mitch
“Live at Brown’s Hall”
“That might not be a bad album.”
“That would be fantastic with all the sweat and everything.” – Johnny
“Are we ready?”
“Let me just hear the bass.” – engineer
“Thank-you very much – let me hear the guitar.” – engineer
“Thank-you very much – now how about the steel guitar?” – engineer
“Put your hands up?” – Mitch
Question – “Do you have a name for the album yet?”
“Call it ‘Free Clover’ and put on the album, “ … proceeds go to the Clover Reefer-of-the-month Club.”
“… Now the drums.” – engineer
“Put something on the snare.”
“How about my wallet?”
“Fine.”
“Yea that sounds right.”
(Alex sings) “Miner … sofiner, 49er good life, gonna try So finer … 49er … fine … tonight … it’s the good life …
“What kind of coffee does it dispense?” – Mitch
“Really bad.” – Alex
“Vocals please sing … umm star spangled banner or something.” – engineer
“Oh say can you see, by dawns early …” – Alex
“Whose birthday is it?”
“Mine”
“Happy Birthday to you … Happy birthday to youoo ou ou …” – Alex
“So fine … So fine … 49er” – Alex
Question – “How much of the album has been recorded so far?”
“About nine cuts, nine basic tracks, twelve tracks will be on the album.” – Johnny
“Forty-niner …miner …finer …finer …49er …finer …so fine …good life …it’s mine …fine …so fine …it’s a good life …it’s mine …so fine …it’s a good life …it’s mine …so fine …49 …so fine …fine …mine …good life …it’s mine” – Alex
Question – “What kind of girls do you like?”
“Wons wit long hair and big fat legs!!!!” – Mitch
Question – “What time during the middle of the night do you like to get up and read a good exciting mystery story?”
“About four in the morning” – Mitch
“Miner …so finer …49 … your mine …mine …good life …mine …it’s right …in the moonlight …it’s light …so miner …so fine …your mine …tonight …it’s right …in the moonlight …it’s right … it’s right 49er …49er …it’s right …tonight …49er …tonight.”

Clover
Clover: Alex Call, Johnny Ciambotti, John McFee, Mitch HowieBeginnings
Clover began down the road apiece from Muir beach. It started in the beginnings of 1967 when Alex Call, vocalist and rythm guitar player, and Mitch Howie, (close friends since childhood) decided to form a band with John McFee, lead and pedal steel guitar player, and Johnny Ciambotti, bass player and vocalist.
Alex, Mitch and John had been in a band together and when they met Johnny Ciambotti, they all dug each others playing and decided to form Clover (the name incidently was discovered in the dictionary.)
Johnny Ciambotti is from L.A. and played in a blue grass band called the Valley Boys. He was in a band called The Outfit when he met the rest of Clover. He says that he has been influenced by the bass player of the Staple Singers, Phil Upchurch. Johnny has a distinctive style in his playing. His bass runs flow through the songs holding them together and pushing the song onward.
Alex Call is a Mill Vallian. He was born here and has lived here most of his life aside from four years he spent at college in Arizona. He has played banjo as well as bass and rythm. His singing is perfect for Clover’s country-rock songs. It has a certain tone to it that sounds hard and gutty and sounds fantastic. Musically he likes the band and has been influenced by blue grass and country musicians.
Mitch Howie has also lived in Mill Valley for most of his life. He has played in various bands with Alex before forming Clover. He is a very good drummer and his drumming fits well in the context of Clover’s music.
John McFee is from L.A. and played in a whole lot of bands in Orange county and around there. He is possibly the best musician in the group. His pedal steel playing would be hard to match by anyone and the country licks just keep flowing out of his telecastor.

John McFee
John McFeeClover has been playing mostly in Marin but has played many gigs in San Francisco, San Diego, Lodi, and Houston, Texas. Lodi was their worst gig. “There were thousands of drunks, hostile idiots. We played “Sunshine of your Love” for 10 minutes, each of us in a different key. I started in Bb and ended in F. They didn’t even notice.” – Alex Call.
Clover had several offers for record contracts but didn’t feel right about any of them until Fantasy came along. Columbia offered to buy the contract from Fantasy but they didn’t dig that.
Their releations with Fantasy are good. They have complete freedom to record whatever they want.
Their first album for Fantasy left them highly unsatisfied. They didn’t have a board to work with and had to use some old Sony pre-amps for the mixing. The new album is coming along very well. Eight basic tracks are down so far. Fantasy is going to promote this album, and the tapes of it sound great.
They are using a 16 track recorder for this album which allows them to do things like record the drums on five separate tracks and then mix it down to just the sound they like. They are being produced by Ed Bogas, who played piano on the last album, he likes the music and knows just what type of sound Clover wants.
VOILA!

Flying Circus
Flying Circus: Bill Hybert, Andre Pessis, Steve Bonucelli, John Haapala, Bob McFeeBeginnings
The origins of Circus are mysterious and hidden. Little is known about the old Flying Circus but some light has been shed on the history of today’s Flying Circus.
The Flying Circus formed 2-1/2 years ago. At that time Kevin Haapala was playing lead, Steve Granger played rhythm, John Haapala played bass, Steve Bonuccelli on drums and a vocalist.
Andre had heard them and they were pretty good but the vocalist wasn’t so hot so when they said they were looking for one he told them he would try it if they couldn’t find anyone else. He tried a gig and they all dug it so he joined.
Andre Pessis, vocalist, lived in New York for most of his life. One day he decided he just couldn’t dig it at all there so he drove out to California . He describes New York: “Gigantic buildings, all built on rabbit turds. It’s a nice place to visit but I wouldn’t want to leave my worms there.”
He lived around at various places until he joined Circus. Clover was already playing at the Muir Beach Tavern then and Andre moved in with them along with Hap. The two bands were both using much of each others equipment at the time. Andre is now Circus’ manager as well as singing.
John Haapala, bass player, is the only member of the band who was in the old Flying Circus. He is a good bass player. Technically he knows his instrument and creatively he comes up with interesting bass lines which flow through the songs.
Bob McFee, lead guitarist, is John McFee’s brother. He came out along with his brother from L.A. He played in various bands, the last before Circus, being the Tiny Hearing Aid Company. He is an excellent guitarist. He is more savage than his brother in that he plays jagged biting lines. His guitar, along with the vocals, dominate the songs and when he gets into it the notes just bombard you. His latest acquisition is an old Fender steel guitar which he is teaching himself how to play.
Steve Bonucelli, the drummer, is the driver. He is usually the one who drives the equipment to the gigs in one of the numerous vans that Circus has gone through. He is a skilled drummer and knows what he is doing. He was in a band called the Outfit before he joined Circus. He was one of the first to join the “New” Circus.
Bill Hybert, the rythm guitarist, is the quiet member of the band. He played in a few bands before joining Circus. He plays a Guild guitar and gets beautiful tones from it.
Flying Circus has played Monterey, Tahoe, Eureka, Buffalo, Mill Valley, Brown’s Hall, and Muir Beach. They have enjoyed playing at the Tavern and at Brown’s Hall the most.
They have had several offers from recording companies but none of these have appealed to them. In a month or two a single is coming out which they recorded themselves at Walford’s two track studio. They didn’t dig the recording situation and hope to do a real recording trip sometime in the near future.
They have hundreds of influences. Fats Domino, the Drifters, Taj Mahal, Buck Owens, Clover, Sly and the Family Stone, and many others.
At least 70% of the songs they play are original and they keep coming up with more all the time.
At present they have just completed a week on the road and a week of vacation. Their next gig is in Mill Valley on July 18 and 19.

Clover/Flying Circus The line was forming outside Brown’s Hall. Tonight was the Clover-Flying Circus dance, the dance all the Clover-Circus fans of Mill Valley, Sausalito, and Muir Beach had been waiting for. A night to see Clover and Circus in the place they play best in. Tonight was the night.The stream of people flowed like water, in one direction only, inward. As the hall filled, Circus tuned up and prepared. “Pony Rider,” hard driving, ROCK and ROLL; the people whose dancing feet had been stored on the shelf all month had dusted them off. The hall looked like the Avalon used to, back in the old days. The days of the first dance with the Charlatans and bands that weren’t as good or well known as Clover or Circus.
And Circus is into the next tune, “Loosen Up” and that’s what everyone is doing. The smoke and heat is hardly noticed as the crowd moves with the music.
Flash bulbs occasionally go off, lighting up the band but they don’t mind, the music seems to get better and better, Mc Fees country licks and rock and roll riffs keep on coming. Andres vocals sound clearer and more distinct, the drums fit in perfectly … the band is together tonight and the audience is with them.
As fans attempt to dispell the heat and smoke, most of the audience sings along with the songs. It’s a party and everyone is a friend.
“I’m gonna tell Aunt Mary about Uncle John,
say he’s been too busy but he had a lot of fun.
Now baby, oh yea baby, oh baby, gonna have some fun tonight.”

Little Richard

Alex Call, leaping into the air, white shoes flashing, rounded glasses gleaming, flying into the opening song, “Long Tall Sally.” His hand swings down across his guitar as he sings the tune, but not like the Beatles version nor Little Richards, Clover plays its own version, country picking mixed with rock and roll.
“Thank you, this is a number that Mitch wrote, ‘Love Is Gone.'” – Alex
Mitch, concentrating on sending out a steady beat that forms a basis for the other members to build upon, John, playing complex bass patterns that flow through each song giving the special thread that holds the songs together. Alex guitar giving the depth needed in the songs and John McFee’s pedal steel and electric guitar, Country sounds twisted and given a new feeling, filling in and adding to each song. Together, Clover is a remarkable band. The crowd digs it. The dancing hasn’t stopped and more and more people keep comin’ in … Clover’s into a slow tune now, “Okie From Musgogie.” Everyone singing along with the putdown of themselves.
“… like them hippies in Marin County do. We don’t smoke marijuana in …”
Clover’s last set is over but the dance isn’t.
“We are going to get all the boys from both bands up here now and we are going to jam. Hey Andre get up here.” – Alex
Alex singing with Andre, Kevin “the Kid” Haapala on guitar along with Bob McFee. Johnny on bass, Steve on drums. “My heart keeps skippin’ a beat, oh skippin’ a beat, oh, higher and higher, higher and higher.”
Andre and Alex singing before the members of both bands … the audience watching is floating, dancing in the air … dancing out the door as the dance ends…
“Come back next month for the next one …”
“Right on”
***

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Stephen Kupka Chico Hamilton Interviews by Jon Hammond

September 21, 2011

*WATCH INTERVIEW: Stephen Doc Kupka Interview With Jon Hammond

http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondSTEPHEN_DOC_KUPKAonHammondCastShow

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6018886424158341265&ei=uVm4SrDmGdX5lQeElOiGAg&q=kupka+hammondcast#
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Stephen Doc Kupka co-leader Baritone Saxophonist of Tower of Power and President of Strokeland Records interview with Jon Hammond of HammondCast Show KYOURADIO just prior to Tower of Power 40th Anniversary Fillmore Show in San Francisco. Doc and Jon speaking about the history of his career in TOP and writing with Frank Biner, Frank’s last recordings on his album for Strokeland “Bumped Up to First Class”, “Doc Goes Hollywood”, memories of Bill Graham and much more! ©JH INTL. http://www.HammondCast.com & http://www.strokeland.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Kupka#Stephen_Kupka

Bill Graham, East Bay Funk, Fillmore, Frank Biner, HammondCast, Huey Lewis, Jon Hammond, KYOURADIO, Stephen ‘Doc’ Kupka, Strokeland, Tower of Power, B3, XK-3c, Local 6 Musicians Union, Baritone Sax

Chico Hamilton 90th Birthday Nine Twenty 2011 Interview With Jon Hammond HammondCast

*LISTEN TO AUDIO: Chico Hamilton Interview With Jon Hammond

http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondChicoHamiltononHammondCastKYOURadio

Chico Hamilton center with Anita O’Day, Gerald Wilson, Dr. Billy Taylor, James Moody, Dave Brubeck at top in New York – photo by Jon Hammond

Drummer, Bandleader, NEA Jazz Master Award Recipient CHICO HAMILTON on HammondCast KYOU Radio, excerpted from interview by Jon Hammond, organist and host of HammondCast

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chico_Hamilton

Chico Hamilton (born Foreststorn Hamilton, September 20, 1921), is an American jazz drummer and bandleader.

Hamilton was born in Los Angeles, California. He had a fast-track musical education in a band with Charles Mingus, Illinois Jacquet, Ernie Royal, Dexter Gordon, Buddy Collette and Jack Kelso. Engagements with Lionel Hampton, Slim & Slam, T-Bone Walker, Lester Young, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Charlie Barnet, Billy Eckstine, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr., Billie Holiday, Gerry Mulligan and six years with Lena Horne established him as a jazz drummer,[1] and he struck out on his own as a bandleader in 1955.
Hamilton appeared in the March Milastaire number in the film You’ll Never Get Rich (1941) as part of the backing group supporting Fred Astaire, and performed on the soundtrack of the Bing Crosby/Bob Hope film Road to Bali.
He recorded his first album as leader in 1955 with George Duvivier (double-bass) and Howard Roberts (jazz guitar) for Pacific Jazz. In same year Hamilton formed an unusual quintet in L.A. featuring cello, flute, guitar, bass and drums.[2] The quintet has been described as one of the last important West Coast Jazz bands.[1] The original personnel included flutist Buddy Collette, guitarist Jim Hall, cellist Fred Katz and bassist Jim Aton, who was later replaced by Carson Smith. Hamilton continued to tour using different personnel, from 1957 to 1960. The group including flutist Paul Horn and John Pisano was featured in the film Sweet Smell of Success in 1957. The same group, this time including Nate Gershman and Eric Dolphy appeared in the film Jazz on a Summer’s Day in 1960. He marked his first recordings with Eric Dolphy on With Strings Attached, Gongs East, The Three Faces of Chico, and That Hamilton Man.

In March 2011, with his 90th birthday six months off, Hamilton trekked out of his New York City penthouse apartment to helm a marathon recording session resulting in 28 new tracks with his Euphoria group. No one woodsheds like a jazz drummer, and coming off a health setback during the Summer of 2010, Hamilton and his Euphoria group began sheding at weekly rehearsals at Hamilton’s Penthouse A. These weekly rehearsals played an important part in Hamilton’s rehabilitation, facilitated Hamilton and his group becoming very tight with each other and exploring places musically they had not previously gone together, and brought together a wealth of new original material, offered up in three courses, each of which is a different viewpoint of Hamilton’s Revelation.

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HammondCast KYOU Radio Very Special Guest and Music of CHICO HAMILTON, NEA Jazz Master Award Recipient, Interview with JON HAMMOND & CHICO and Chico’s music: “I’m Still Thirsty” (Chico’s Accordion Dub” and from new album HAMILTONIA “Bones, No Meat”, “How’s Your Feelings”, “Spring Again”

Hessischer Rundfunk Kenny and Benny Meet Bing and Bong Jon Hammond Reporting From Frankfurt

Historic hr-Bigband Frankfurt Radio Bigband Concert and Broadcast News Brought To You By Jon Hammond in Frankfurt Germany

Kenny and Benny Meet Bing and Bong

Jon Hammond reporting from the Frankfurt Studios of Hessicher Rundfunk concert on a special night

broadcast of hr-Bigband with special guests guitarist Kenny Burrell and saxophonist composer

Benny Golson aka The Kenny and Benny Show, because at the time the hr-Bigband had Kurt Bong

and Herbert Bings, this was the historic night that as Jon Hammond says:

“The Kenny and Benny met Bing and Bong !”

Photo of broadcast:

photo by Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond and Kenny Burrell in Hannover Germany after NDR Interview Session with Knut Benzner:

Benny Golson and Jon Hammond

Jimmy Smith and Kenny Burrell photo by Jon Hammond

HR-Bigband

Jon Hammond Memorable Gigs, People and Places

HammondCast

Kenny and Benny, Bing and Bong, HR-Bigband, Jon Hammond, HammondCast, NDR Radio, KYOURADIO, HammondCast, Jazz, Frankfurt, Hamburg, ASCAP, Local 802 Musicians Union, Hannover, Knut Benzner

http://www.hr-online.de/website/rubriken/kultur/index.jsp?rubrik=39528

The Orchestra
Frankfurt Radio Bigband: Top-Class but not Elitist

Sk1 Now in USA Jon Hammond REPORT/海外からのお客様/ハモンド/鈴木楽器

Jon Hammond Trio with Jim Grantham tenor sax and Jack Dorsey drums

新着情報 REPORT/海外からのお客様/ハモンド/鈴木楽器 Jon Hammond and Koei Tanaka Concert for President Manji Suzuki and Company Hamamatsu Japan

http://www.suzuki-music.co.jp/hammond/new/101207/index.htm

■ 11月1日(月) 晴れ
この日は何故なのかトリプルブッキング。プライベートで日本に立ち寄られたジョン・ハモンドさん、日本ツアーを終えて帰国前の敦賀明子さん。そして、これもまた関西からの帰路に立ち寄られた田中光栄さん。何の脈絡もなく集まった3人にアフターファイブコンサートをお願いしてしまったのはスズキ楽器貿易の北米担当者だった。



ジョン・ハモンドさんはショービジネスの表舞台に出てくることは少ないが、フランクフルトメッセでは25年、ナムショーでもレギュラーのように演奏されているエンドーサーである。今回も鈴木会長に唯会いたいという一念で来日された律儀なお人柄です。



派手さこそないがベーシックな彼のオルガンプレイは聴く人に安心感を与えてくれます。セラピストの術中に入っていくかのように、仕事を終えた従業員たちの心を癒してくれました。


*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:

http://ia700204.us.archive.org/10/items/JonHammondSuzukiWorldHeadquartersInHouseConcertJonHammondPt3of3/SuzukiHeadquarterPart3of3.m4v

WATCH THE VIDEO: http://ia600506.us.archive.org/24/items/JonHammondSk1GetBackInTheGrooveDedicationtoJapanRecovery/Sk1GetBackInTheGroove.m4v

http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondSk1GetBackInTheGrooveDedicationtoJapanRecovery/

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

Sk1 Get Back In The Groove by Jon Hammond – Dedication to Japan Recovery – on the new Hammond Sk1. World’s First Road Test of the ultra-portable Hammond Sk1 with Jon Hammond Band in Germany at Jon’s annual Musikmesse-Session in Jazzkeller Hofheim April 8, 2011 Special Thanks Suzuki Musical Instruments, Ken Atsumi, Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, Hiromitsu Ono, Yu Beniya, Shigeyuki Ohtaka, Shuji Suzuki, Bernie Capicchiano, Malc Deakin Hammond Suzuki UK Europe, Michael Falkenstein Hammond Suzuki Germany, camera: Jennifer
Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Gulino drums, Peter Klohmann tenor sax, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond Stage Keyboard http://www.jonhammondband.com
Sk1 Sk2 Hammond Suzuki Musikmesse Blues Soul Organ Hofheim Hamamatsu Japan

http://vimeo.com/25163686

Jon Hammond: “Fits In This Gig Bag 7 Kilos = 15.5 lbs. Hammond Sk1” !

WATCH THE VIDEO: http://ia700609.us.archive.org/13/items/JonHammondNoX-CessBaggageSk1Blues/NoXCessBaggageSk1Blues.m4v

http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondNoX-CessBaggageSk1Blues&reCache=1

http://www.ourmedia.org/media/no-x-cess-baggage-sk1-blues

No X-Cess Baggage Sk1 Blues – Sk1 Theme Song – World’s First Road Test of ultra-portable Hammond Sk1 with Jon Hammond Band in Germany at Jon’s annual Musikmesse-Session in Jazzkeller Hofheim April 8, 2011 Special Thanks Suzuki Musical Instruments, Bernie Capicchiano, Malc Deakin Hammond Suzuki UK Europe, Michael Falkenstein Hammond Suzuki Germany, camera: Jennifer
Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Gulino drums, Peter Klohmann tenor sax, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond Stage Keyboard http://www.jonhammondband.com
Sk1 Sk2 Hammond Suzuki Musikmesse Blues Organ Hofheim Hamamatsu Japan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4IuCV7L1yM

Suzuki Concert Part 3 of 3:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Uok7LV6OZk

JonHammondBand | November 02, 2010
Suzuki Headquarters and factory concert special for President Founder Manji Suzuki with introduction by Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, Jon Hammond at the new B3mk2 organ with Koei Tanaka chromatic harmonica Part 3 of 3 “Mercy Mercy” in Hamamatsu Japan.
Special Thanks Mr. H. Ono, Mr. M. Terada, Mr. S. Ohtaka, Mr. Y. Beniya, Tachi Tachikawa, President M. Suzuki and entire Suzuki Musical Instruments Team, camera: Jennifer © JH INTL
http://www.HammondCast.com

Suzuki Musical Instruments, B3mk2 Organ, Tachi Tachikawa, Hamamatsu, Headquarters, Jon Hammond, Local 802 Musicians Union

Jon Hammond is introduced to Founder President of Suzuki Instruments Manji Suzuki by Master of Ceremonies Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa at special concert for President Suzuki and Suzuki Team at Suzuki World Headquarters Suzuki Hall in Hamamatsu Japan. Jon played the incredible New B3mk2 Organ solo and together in duo with Suzuki Harmonica Artist Keio Tanaka *see corresponding videoshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXgA6MRW0Kc Wine and Roses
and Mercy Mercy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Uok7LV6OZk Suzuki builds Hammond Organs and the famous high quality Harmonicas
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=5869633&l=e84b420b06&id=558692101

Concert Jon Hammond Pt 2 of 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Uok7LV6OZk


Suzuki Headquarters and factory concert special for President Founder Manji Suzuki with introduction by Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, Jon Hammond at the new B3mk2 organ with Koei Tanaka chromatic harmonica Part 2 of 3 “Days of Wine and Roses” in Hamamatsu Japan.
Special Thanks Mr. H. Ono, Mr. M. Terada, Mr. S. Ohtaka, Mr. Y. Beniya, Tachi Tachikawa, President M. Suzuki and entire Suzuki Musical Instruments Team, camera: Jennifer © JH INTL
http://www.HammondCast.com 



http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondSuzukiWorldHeadquartersInHouseConcertJonHammondPt2of3/


Suzuki Harmonicas Artist Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond

Suzuki World Headquarters In House Concert Jon Hammond Pt 1 of 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AF_j3ShpNPk


Suzuki Headquarters and factory concert special for President Founder Manji Suzuki with introduction by Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, Jon Hammond at the new B3mk2 organ with Koei Tanaka chromatic harmonica Part 2 of 3 “Days of Wine and Roses” in Hamamatsu Japan.
Special Thanks Mr. H. Ono, Mr. M. Terada, Mr. S. Ohtaka, Mr. Y. Beniya, Tachi Tachikawa, President M. Suzuki and entire Suzuki Musical Instruments Team, camera: Jennifer © JH INTL
http://www.HammondCast.com 




*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:

http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondSuzukiWorldHeadquartersInHouseConcertJonHammondPt1of3/

http://hamamatsutic.hamazo.tv/e2334330.html

Suzuki Musical Instruments, B3mk2 Organ, Tachi Tachikawa, Hamamatsu, Headquarters, Jon Hammond, Local 802 Musicians Union, Sk1, Sk2, Now in USA, Jazz, Blues, Gig Bag

Chico Hamilton, Foreststorn, New School, Martin Mueller, Beacons In Jazz, Arnie Lawrence, Jon Hammond, Meat No Bones, Fred Katz, Alex Foster, Barry Finnerty, Montreux Switzerland, Festival, Guitar, B3, Sk1, Sk2, Local 802, Musicians Union, Radio

Lydia Pense of Cold Blood interview with Jon Hammond on HammondCast KYOU Radio

February 24, 2011

*WATCH THE VIDEO: Lydia Pense of Cold Blood interview with Jon Hammond on HammondCast KYOU Radio

http://ia700300.us.archive.org/4/items/JonHammondLydiaPenseinterviewwithJonHammondonHammondCastKYOURadio/LydiaPenseonHammondCast.m4v

http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondLydiaPenseinterviewwithJonHammondonHammondCastKYOURadio

Lydia Pense vocalist of Cold Blood on Jon Hammond’s daily radio program HammondCast on KYOU Radio 1550 AM. Hear Lydia speak with Jon about how the band got it’s name and subsequently Cold Blood was one of the first rock groups to be signed by Bill Graham’s Fillmore Records. The story of how legendary singer producer Donny Hathaway came to produce Lydia and Cold Blood and talking about the musicians living and deceased. Lydia’s newest album is entitled ‘Transfusion’
© http://www.HammondCast.com

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPvu1cOUSMs


HammondCast
Details and past shows available at: http://www.jonhammondband.com/HammondCast 129 KYOU Radio, spcl. guest BOOTS HUGHSTON organizer of Summer of Love 40, LYDIA PENSE & COLD BLOOD “Face The Music”, “It Could Be YOU”, TERRY HAGGERTY & SONS OF CHAMPLIN “Things Are Getting Better”, JAMES BROWN “I’ll Lose My Mind” (at the organ), BILL DOGGETT “High Heels” JON HAMMOND “White Onions” ©2007 http://www.HammondCast.com 45 minutes
Last Aired: Mar 28, 2009
2:00am – 2:45am
This is an ON DEMAND Podcast:

http://kyouradio.com/index.php?page=details&mp_id=13763

*LISTEN TO AUDIO: http://www.kyouradio.com/media/mpeg-2008031401231205483029.mp3

http://www.kyouradio.com/media/mpeg-2008031401231205483029.mp3

Mar 22, ’08, 8:35 AM
HammondCast 140KYOURADIO with special guest Dr. Eugene Schoenfeld aka Dr. Hippocrates / ‘Dr. HIP’! LYDIA PENSE & COLD BLOOD “Face The Music” & “It Could Be YOU It Must Be YOU” TERRY HAGGERTY & SONS OF CHAMPLIN “Things Are Getting Better” ©2008 http://www.HammondCast.com
Details and past shows available at:
www.jonhammondband.com/

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Mar 14, ’08, 2:23 AM
HammondCast 139KYOURADIO from Frankfurt Germany music tour with JON HAMMOND Band in Schnulze Hamburg Harburg “Europa” and from Jazzkeller Frankfurt featuring TONY LAKATOS & GUENTER BOLLMANN: “Shadow of Your Smile”, “Head Phone”, “My Romance” at Musikmesse time (22nd consecutive year) ©2008 http://www.HammondCast.com 45 minutes
Details and past shows available at:
www.jonhammondband.com/

Lydia Pense, Cold Blood, Donny Hathaway, Bill Graham, Jon Hammond, Tower of Power, KYOU Radio, Fillmore, Janis Joplin, East Bay Funk, Soul Singer, Horn Section, B3 organ, Jazz, Blues

Jon Hammond Perpetual World Tour Photos

November 20, 2010

Jon Hammond Perpetual World Tour Photos

ASCAP, United Airlines, Friendly Skies, Blue Angels, Jon Hammond, World Tour, Photos, Fillmore, Bill Graham, Organ, Funky, Jazz, Blues, Excelsior Accordion, Local 802 Musicians Union

JON HAMMOND International, Inc. Official Website Powered By WebTV

August 12, 2010
JON HAMMOND Show title 24th year
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JON HAMMOND International, Inc. Official Website Powered By WebTV

http://community-4.webtv.net/laterent/JONHAMMOND/

World renowned musician/composer host of The Jon Hammond Show. Accordionist, Piano, Bandleader
TV/Radio personality and Voice Over Artist.
Member: American Federation of Musicians Union-Local 6 and Local 802, ASCAP Artist. To send mail to Mr. Hammond: POB #754 Times Square Station, New York, NY 10108 USA
JON HAMMOND ™ American Jazz Accordionist
Excelsior Accordion Exclusively
Mr. Hammond’s clothing by DG William Uniform & Clothing Shanghai
*New HammondCast radio shows, Listen *here:
http://www.jonhammondband.com/music-29.html
http://www.jonhammondband.com/music-26.html
http://www.jonhammondband.com/music-25.html
http://www.jonhammondband.com/music-24.html
http://www.jonhammondband.com/music-23.html

My Moscow story with Igor Butman

JON HAMMOND SHOW PODCAST HAMMONDCAST Program is Launched !!

Jon Hammond Show Podcast Hammondcast is now launched on Apple
HammondCast Blogger URL:
http://laterent.blogspot.com

HammondCast 8 now on-the-air! *With Igor Butman, Cindy Blackman, Wallace Roney, Marc Baum and more, at:http://www.jonhammondband.com/music-15.html
or
http://www.ourmedia.org/node/66942
HammondCast 7 now on-the-air! With Bernard Purdie, HADES, EDDIE MONEY and more from the archives going back to 1971! *click:http://www.ourmedia.org/node/63901 *Don’t forget to click “Play” button..crank it way up these are very old recordings!
http://www.jonhammondband.com/music-14.html

http://www.jonhammondband.com/music-13.html

http://www.jonhammondband.com/music-12.html
Live from Jazzkeller Frankfurt-Jon Hammond Band
*a word from Eddie Money on Jon Hammond Show Podcast HammondCast: http://www.jonhammondband.com/music-11.html
and
http://www.jonhammondband.com/music-10.html

http://www.jonhammondband.com/music-9.html
and
http://www.jonhammondband.com/music-8.html
and
http://www.jonhammondband.com/music-7.html
Many more shows to follow so check back frequently.
*Special Thanks: Leo Laporte of This Week in Tech Podcast show!
Check out Leo’s live show from Apple SF Store:
http://aolradio.podcast.aol.com/twit//TWiT0021H.mp3
and check out: http://thisweekintech.com/21?PHPSESSID=9851c2e9b47b3d8870e73cefc4e37efd !

Photo link

Jon Hammond’s first Billboard article, March 17 1984

Behind the Beat: Artist Feature by Steven Rosenfeld

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Special Announcement! JUNE 22 & 23, at Shoreline Ampitheatre!! **Updated JON HAMMOND Itinerary International:

Where’s Jon?!
Current itinerary dates at bottom, scroll down.

Announcing to the people at Shoreline Ampitheatre that we have been invited back to be on the program of NEW ORLEANS BY THE BAY FOOD AND MUSIC FESTIVAL again next year by the Bill
Graham Presents people in San Francisco, Cal.
JUNE 22 & 23 at Shoreline Ampitheatre-NEW ORLEANS BY THE BAY FOOD AND MUSIC FESTIVAL!!
Be sure and catch Jon Hammond & Band at John Lee Hooker’s BOOM BOOM ROOM Aug. 14
Outside concerts:
Sept. 29-Boedeckker Park, Tenderloin SF
Oct. 5-Yerba Buena Garden-SF
Sept. 13- in San Jose Airport Southwest Airlines Boarding Area
Oct. 10-Manhattan Plaza, New York City
Oct. 31-Halloween Party, Laguna Honda Hospital
Nov. 30-Boom Boom Room w/ James Brown’s drummer Erik Hargrove
Dec. 5- Opera Plaza, S.F.
Dec. 8- Laguna Honda Hospital
Dec. 9-11 OLYMPIC VOYAGER
Dec. 25- HHRC Club
Jan. 8-11- Westin Rio Resort Puerto Rico
March 7-11- Frankfurt Musikmesse 2001
March 9 & 10th- Jazzkeller Hofheim 15 jahr Jubilee Party!
*Note: Special Thanks to the musicians…Erik Hargrove of James Brown Soul Generals, Kevin Mauder, Tyrone Starks, Christian Munchinger, Steven King, Tony Horowitz, Lee Oskar (WAR), and especially main man Robert Hutya of Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg and brother Otmar Hutya for helping to make the shows at Musikmesse 2001 a big success!! **And Marco Galeazzi, Donatella and the Excelsior CEMEX team…Special Grazzia!! FRITZ Magazine-Manuel Schreiner, Joachim “Jo-Jo” Tucksen and Jazzkeller Hofheim team, Yucel “ALI” Atiker-Frankfurt, Jennifer Frizzell United Airlines, Scott Cooper-Universal Video Studios, Joe Berger-B.E.A.M. Audio.
March 19th, 2001 Manhattan Plaza (my own birthday party with special friends!)
June 23 & 24th, Shoreline Ampitheatre-New Orleans by the Bay Food and Music Festival
March 2002- Musikmesse 2002 (16 year JUBILEE!)
*March 2002…Return to the Jazzkeller Hofheim! BIG PARTY!!
April 28th, 2001-Laguna Honda Hospital, 2 hour walkaround the wards with accordion
April 30th, John Lee Hooker’s BOOM BOOM ROOM in San Francisco
June 2-Laguna Honda Hospital, Clarendon Building
June 9th 2001, Opening ceremonies for Emeryville California CITY HALL!
June 9th pm-Fairmont Hotel, grand piano
June 10th-Hotel Pierre, San Francisco
June 15th-Laguna Honda Hospital, Clarendon Building
*note! June 23 and 24th Shoreline Show with Bonnie Raitt and The Funky Meters!
July 1-Boom Boom Room, S.F.
July 10-Manhattan Plaza
July 13-NDR Radio Broadcast Hamburg Germany
July 17th-NOON TIME SHOW outside at 1275 Market St. San Francisco!
August 25th-solo accordion at Laguna Honda Hospital, Clarendon Building
August 29th-*NOTE! This show canceled NOON TIME SHOW outside at 525 Market St. San Francisco…don’t go.
Sept. 20th: Taping: The Jon Hammond Show-big band arrangements of music of Led Zeppelin conducted by trumpeter Bill Warfield at Local 802 hall on W. 48th St. Manhattan
**tune in on Time/Warner MNN TV!
Sept. 30-Oct. 8th Hamburg Germany
Oct. 27th-Laguna Honda Hospital Psych Ward, solo accordion in wards
Oct. 27th-clubdate SF
Nov. 3rd-Laguna Honda Hospitals, “doubles” 4 hours of continuous accordion music in the wards
Nov. 5th-12th, recording sessions New York City
Nov. 18th-Boom Boom Room, S.F.
Dec. 12-Opera Plaza private holiday party
Dec. 14-private christmas party Alfred Hitchcock bldg.
Dec. 15-doubles in Laguna Honda Hospital
Dec. 19-SF County Women’s Jail “Pod E” Women’s Jail Facility
Dec. 21-Laguna Honda Hospital
Dec. 27-Kwaanza Celebration with Ronnie Smith-drums at Laguna Honda Hospital
Dec. 31-New Years party with Larry Schneider San Francisco
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2002!
Jan. 17 and 18 Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim!
Jan. 19-solo accordion Laguna Honda Hospital
Jan. 26-solo accordion in locked wards Laguna Honda Hospital
Jan. 27-doubles in Laguna Honda Hospital
Feb. 4th-Jury Duty New York City!
March 1st-Smiley’s Schooner Saloon and Hotel, Bolinas CA with Barry Finnerty guitar
March 4th-Jon Hammond Funk Explosion at Boom Boom Room SF
March 14-Cafe KLEMM-Frankfurt
March 15 + 16th-Jazzkeller Hofheim (Germany)
March 30-solo show in Psychiatric Ward of Laguna Honda Hospital SF
April 8-American Legion Post Building, 248 132nd St. Harlem NYC
April 11-Cobb’s Corner-S.F.
April 13-doubles at Lagua Honda Hospital
April 25-Laguna Honda Hospital
May 4-Laguna Honda Hospital
May 10-Chicago-Green Mill + Chicago Brauhaus
May 12-New York-American Legion Post 132nd St. Harlem
May 18-Solo Piano FOUR SEASONS HOTEL S.F.
May 19-Doubles: Laguna Honda Hospital S.F.
June 1 – Doubles: Laguna Honda Hospital, solo on Casio MZ2000
June 6 – Bruno’s Nightclub and Restaurant S.F.,, trio on Hammond B3 organ
June 7 – Bruno’s – trio gig and Police Sound Check pursuant to S.F. Police Commision Hearing
June 12- solo piano at Bruno’s Nightclub
June 14- organ trio at Bruno’s Nightclub SF.
June 22 and 23-SHORELINE AMPITHEATRE-the 14th annual NEW ORLEANS BY THE BAY FOOD AND MUSIC FESTIVAL..opening show for Taj Mahal and Delbert McClinton!
July 6- American Legion Post, Harlem NYC 132nd St.
July 9- Recording session with Joe Berger NYC
July 13- wedding in Nevada City CA
July 19- Laguna Honda Hospital SF
July 25- East Park Apartments’ “Tony” the maintenance man’s retirement luncheon S.F.
July 25- Bruno’s Nightclub S.F. – organ trio
Aug. 17- Wedding gig Central Park NYC
Aug. 24- doubles accordion gig at Laguna Honda Hospital
Aug. 25- Cotati Accordion Festival
Aug. 27- Jon Hammond Trio at Bruno’s SF
Sept. 6- session with guitarist Bill Wurtzel NYC
Sept. 9- production meeting with Bernard Purdie
Sept. 11- 9/11 United Airlines / Amercian Airlines Memorial Tribute to the Heroes in Washington Square Park NYC
Sept. 19- 2 hour accordion concert Times Square Subway sation
Sept. 22- recording session with Ronnie Smith and Alex Budman in Local 6 hall San Frandcisco
Sept. 28th- Doubles accordion gig in Clarnedon Hall, Laguna Honda Hospital S.F.
October 16-19 MUSIC CHINA Shanghai China!
Oct. 16th evening, Jon will perform at the Shanghai Grand Theatre- Opening Night Reception of Music China with FangLin the phenomenal 14 year old accordion champion of China!
While in Shanghai Mr. Hammond is a guest of the Renaissance Yangtze Shanghai Hotel: (0086).21-627.50000
Oct. 28- Laguna Honda Hospital, “doubles” solo
Oct. 29- Recording at Local 6 hall SF
Oct. 29- Bruno’s SF with Ronnie Smith/Alex Budman *spcl. guests: Michael Rinta & Joe Rodriguez
Nov. 5/6- recording new record- Unique Studios Times Square NYC w/Alex Budman, Ronnie Smith and Joe Berger at the controls.
Nov. 16- taping for TV: “Alice in Wonderland” show with Igor & Ilona Kisil and Company at the world-famous Odessa Nightclub in Brighton Beach Brooklyn
Nov. 23- Osaka Japan-Rug Time w/ Midori Ono
Nov. 27- Photo Shoot for cover: “Hammond’s Bolero” Brennan’s and train track Berkeley CA
Nov. 30- Doubles Laguna Honda Hospital- SF
Dec. 3, 4, 5- Studio sessions w/Joe Berger- NYC
Dec. 10- Opera Plaza Christmas event- S.F.
Dec. 16- SF County Jail #8, “Pod E”
Dec. 21- Doubles Laguna Honda Hospital- S.F.
Dec. 25th – Christmas show Laguna Honda Hospital
Dec. 30 – Session with saxophonist Don Pender and drummer Bob Ramirez at Local 6 Union Hall
Dec. 31 – New Years date CANCELED Horizons Sausalito…band replaced with gay dj “party”..don’t go! I’ll be flying to New York City just in time to catch the ball drop in Times Square.
HAPPY NEW YEARS 2003!
2003 Gigs:
My new album “Hammond’s Bolero” is coming out Jan. 9th! *info: http://community.webtv.net/laterent/HAMMONDSBOLERO It’s out now! Available directly from me.
Jan. 16- NAMM Anaheim
Jan. 21- Frankfurt Germany
Jan. 22/23 NDR Radio Hamburg
Jan. 24- Hamburg Germany- Birdland Jazz Club with Lutz Buchner- tenor sax, Heinz Lichius- drums
*note: Birdland gig was packed!! **Hamburger Abendblatt newspaper wrote:
Ob Doors-Liebhaber oder Baseball Freak: Sie alle lieben die SCHWEINEORGEL besser bekannt als Hammondorgel Ein Meister am Erzdamon der Musikinstrumente ist nomen est omen – Jon Hammond. Der Tastengott und TV – Pionier ist zurzeit mit Lutz Buchner, Ed Harris, und Heinz Lichius unterwegs, um Groove-Jazz mit maximaler Ausdrucskraft zum Besten zu geben. Am 24.1. (21Uhr) macht Jon Hammond Station im Birdland (Gartnerstrasse 122). Eintritt 9 Euro

Feb. 1 – Laguna Honda Hospital solo show
Feb. 14 – Happy Valentine’s Day everybody! My cd just went on sale at NYC’s oldest record store: COLONY RECORDS ! Broadway & W. 49th St.
Feb. 15 – American Legion Post, 248 132nd St. Harlem NY with trumpetist Sheldon “The Big Dipper” Sweeper!
Feb. 28 – Live on radio KPOO 89.5FM with JJ!
March 1 – 4pm-Tower Records SF (Columbus & Bay St.) in-store party/concert with food and special guests! To promote new cd HAMMOND’S BOLERO with Jon Hammond Trio live
March 5-9 Musikmesse Frankfurt Germany
March 7th/8th-Jazzkeller Hofheim (near Frankfurt) Musikmesse party/concert with Harry Petersen-sax (HR Radio Band) and Heinz Lichius-drums (NDR Radio Band) *plus special guest LEE OSKAR
March 17th-Radio appearance on Pete Fallico’s DOODLIN’ LOUNGE show at KUSP FM: www.KUSP.org streaming worldwide!
March 29th-doubles Laguna Honda Hospital SF
*Note: Canceled due to War: April 3-20th nightly show aboard world’s fastest cruise ship Royal Olympia Explorer Ft. Lauderdale to Portugal, Casablanca, Tunisia, Venice, Piraeus Greece
April 20th- Easter Jazz Brunch at ROTH’S STEAKHOUSE W. 93rd & Coumbus New York City with Bill Wurtzel-guitar 12noon-4pm
April 28th, 8.30pm-Release Party/Concert with Joe Berger and band at Le Bar Bat NYC on W. 57th St.
May 3, 2.30pm – release party/concert with Alan Hall-drums and Alex Budman-tenorsax at RASPUTIN RECORDS on Telegraph Ave. Berkeley. Free Fantastic Food! and 1 hour concert!
May 10- Laguna Honda Hospital, doubles
May 22-Pumpkins, Brooklyn NY in trio with Clarence “Tootsie” Bean-drums, Bill Saxton-sax, Jon on XB-2
June 7-Irish Cultural Center with Jimi James 45th and Sloat San Francisco
June 8-Laguna Honda Hospital
June 9th at 3pm Pacific Time – live in-studios of KCSM radio with program director Jesse Chuy Varela! listen worldwide on stream! *click wwwKCSM.org
June 21/22- First time in Moscow Russia! with incredible tenor saxophonist Igor Butman and Eduard Zizak-drums! – Le Club Moscow
Hammond’s Bolero now on WBGO Rotation Playlist!
June 27- WBGO visit with Gary Walker
June 29- Special guest at WBGO Members Party
June 30- 9:30pm East Coast time: worldwide streaming broadcast of The Jon Hammond Show tv show! channel 56 at www.MNN.org
July 8- Crossroads in Garwood NJ, WBGO’s Stan Meyers hosting
July 19- Jazz Brunch 12-4PM: Roth’s Westside Steakhouse NYC with Bill Wurtzel-guitar, Rudy Lawless-drums
July 22- Roth’s Westside Steakhouse NY with guitarist Bill Wurtzel
July 31- recording session w/Larry Newcomb-gtr. at Local 802 hall
Aug. 6- Private Party Opera Plaza San Francisco
Aug. 7- Virgin Megastore SF (Market/Stockton) in-store party/concert at 1PM with Ronnie Smith Jr.-dums, Marc Baum-tenor sax, jh-Hammond org.
Aug. 8, 9, 10, 16- Laguna Honda Hospital
Aug. 15- Radio interview taping with Louie Bellson at Jazz Nouveau San Francisco
Sept. 6- American Legion Post, Harlem NYC 248, 132nd St. NY with Sheldon “Big Dipper” Sweeper-trumpet and special guests
Sept. 8/9- Eddie Money Portland Maine
Sept. 18- Guest of Jazz At Lincoln Center “Moscow Nights” concert with Igor Butman Bigband together with Wynton Marsalis’ Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Alice Tully Hall
Sept. 25th, CANCELED: 12Noon-1:30PM San Francisco Opera Plaza Fountain
Sept. 27/28- Laguna Honda Hospital
Oct. 2/4th- Laguna Honda Hospital
Oct. 9- Featured on Voice Of America Radio (VOA) “Border Crossings Show”!
Oct. 15-18th- Music China Shanghai China
Oct. 17 & 18th- Portman Ritz Carlton Hotel Shanghai with drummer Danny Woody! saxophone tba
Oct. 25th- Duo with Marc Baum- Fairmont Hotel Venetian Room SF for Lowell High School Sports Foundation
Oct. 28/29th- 2 nights with Eddie Money! at Iron Door Saloon, Groveland California
Oct. 29th- Solo at Hole #1 tee-off of Eddie Money Celebrity Golf Tournament, Pine Mountain Lake benefit for Tioga High School *Condolences to the Barsotti Family on the tragic death of Bettike Barsotti, she and surviving husband Peter are proprietors of Iron Door Saloon.
Oct. 31-campaign work for relection of SF District Attorney Terence Hallinan, 724 Van Ness SF
Nov. 1- Solo show at Laguna Honda Hospital
Nov. 6- Cancelonie
Nov. 15- Jazz Factory- Louisville Kentucky
Nov. 19-23- Castelfidardo Italy Excelsior tour
Dec. 4- Post Net one year anniversary party-Vallejo CA
Dec. 9- SF County Jail #8 women’s facility
Dec. 10th- Private party Opera Plaza San Francisco
Dec. 11th- Laguna Honda Hospital
Dec. 13th- secure psych ward gig
Dec. 18-25- sessions in New York City
Dec. 24th- Roth’s Westside Steakhouse Christmas Eve Show! 93rd & Columbus New York City
Dec. 31- New Years at Hotel Charlotte Groveland CA

2004 Schedule:
Jan. 7- Live KPOO 89.5 “Blues w/Noel Show”, 9-11AM…worldwide at www.KPOO.com !
Jan. 8- Laguna Honda Hospital main building 7PM
Jan. 15-18th- NAMM Show Anaheim Calfornia
Jan. 21-25- IAJE Hilton Hotel New York City
Feb. 2- 20th Anniversary of The Jon Hammond Show! which has run uninterrupted for 20 years. Cocktail reception at Roth’s Steakhouse
Feb. 4- Trio with Bill Wurtzel and Rudy Lawless 6-10PM
Feb. 5 & 6- Guest of James Brown Band at BB King’s NY
Feb. 11th- Press Conference: Laurie Anderson “New Sound…New York”
Feb. 12th- Session: Pumpkins Brooklyn, NY with Clarence “Tootsie” Bean, George Braith, Greg Lewis
Feb. 18- Berklee College of Music workshop
Feb. 20- Guest of Sons of Champlin, McNear’s Mystic Theatre, Petaluma CA
Feb. 21- Laughing Duck Winery, Ukiah CA
Feb. 22- Laguna Honda Hospital
Feb. 22- Hilton Hotel Reno Nevada
Feb. 23- Penn Valley, CA
Feb. 23- Jon Hammond Show TV: Jazz Factory special from Louisville KY
Feb. 28- Laguna Honda Hospital
March 11- Guest Appearance with drummer Tootsie Bean at Pumpkins, Brooklyn NY *Carol Sudhalter-saxes
March 12- Photo Session with Sheldon “Big Dipper” Sweeper and Dido the drummer at St. Nick’s Pub, 149th St. Harlem
March 22- Roth’s Westside Steakhouse with guitarist Bill Wurtzel 6-10PM
March 25 & 28- Laguna Honda Hospital
March 31-April 4th- Musikmesse Frankfurt Germany
April 2/3- Jazzkeller Hofheim Musikmesse Party!
*with: Heinz Lichius-drums, Kevin Mauder-tenor sax, Joe Berger-guitar
Mini-tour in North Germany *with: Heinz cLichius-drums, Gabriel Coburger-tenor sax, Joe Berger-guitar, Jon Hammond-organ
April 5- Blue Montag: Ham-Berger Band in Harburg at Schnulze!
April 7- Blue Moon Bar, Bremen Germany
April 9- Birdland Hamburg Ham-Berger Band! with Heinz Lichius, tenor sax: Gabriel Coburger
April 16- Laguna Honda Hospital San Francisco
April 29- WBGO 25 Year Anniversary Celebration participation www.WBGO.org
May 3- Guest with Jon Paris at BB King’s New York City
May 6- Special Guest of Cirque Du Soleil Musicians at opening night Alegria at Randall’s Island NY
May 14- Special Guest of Eddie Money at Northern Lights Albany/Clifton Park NY
May 24- The Jon Hammond Show TV First-Ever All-Digital Broadcast!
May 19, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26-WBGO studios fund drive
June 5&6- Millennium Theatre Brooklyn: Filming Igor Butman Bigband & Larisa Dolina for Jon Hammond TV Show
June 8- Birdland NYC: Filming Igor Butman Bigband & Larisa Dolina for Jon Hammond TV Show
June 24- Hipbone Records’ studio session
July 9- Rondure Music Club, 24 Prince St. (Soho) New York City, duo with saxophonist Tim Armacost
July 17 & 18- Concerts in Moscow-CANCELED-Le Club with Igor Butman & Eduard Zizak
July 24 & 25th- Laguna Honda Hospital
July 28- KPOO Radio broadcast on “Blues With Noel Show” 10AM-2PM
July 29&30th- Jon Hammond Quartet at Grant & Green in North Beach San Francisco
Aug. 5- Laguna Honda Hospital SF
Aug. 7- Laguna Honda Hospital SF
Aug. 13- Duo with saxophonist Tim Armacost at Rondure Music Club/Restaurant NY www.rondurenyc.com www.timarmacost.com
Aug. 21- Jazzkeller Frankfurt returning after many years! with Kevin Mauder-tenor sax Joe Berger live DVD filming, join the party!
Aug. 27- Schnulze, Harburg-Hamburg Germany
Sept. 4- 19 Broadway Fairfax Cal. JH Band
Sept. 19- Jazz Ambassadors Tour adjudicating-Canceled
Sept. 17,18, 20,21, 22- WBGO 6AM
Sept. 22- receiving first Sidekick II unit
Oct. 2- Postponed: Accordion sub: Fiddler On The Roof on Broadway NYC
Oct. 8- Guest of Joe Berger/David Marx, Huckapoo debut concert at Town Hall www.huckapoo.com
Oct. 12- Laguna Honda Hospital SF Cal.
Oct. 15- Laguna Honda Hospital
Oct. 17- Fly to Shanghai China
Oct. 19- Play at Ritz Carlton Hotel Shanghai with Danny Woody and shows at Music China through Oct. 23rd
Oct. 28th- AES Berklee College of Music Alumni Night
Oct. 30- Laguna Honda Hospital SF
Oct. 31- Fly to New York
Nov. 2nd- DON’T FORGET TO VOTE…For Kerry!
Nov.3rd- VOA Radio 15:00 UTC
Nov. 6- Cleopatra’s Needle NY Jon Hammond Quartet with Matt Smith-guitar & Tootsie Bean-drums & Brett Ryan-alto sax
Nov. 13- Tunica Miracle Tour with Larry Liddell, Tunica Mississippi
Nov. 14- WROX 1450 AM Blues radio appearance, Home of the Blues! Clarksdale Mississippi www.wroxblues.com
Nov. 14- Guest at Aretha Franklin concert-Horeshoe Casino, Bluesville Robinsonville/Tunica MS *Special thanks: Larry Liddell Tunica Miracle!
Nov. 22- Jon Hammond Show TV Show broadcast from Cleopatra’s Needle Club
Nov. 25- Happy Thanksgiving! Turkey dinner on United Airlines flight
Nov. 27&28th- Laguna Honda Hospital
Dec. 6- Jon Hammond Trio live in SF County Jail #8, 4th year!
Dec. 7- Laguna Honda Hospital
Dec. 8- Live for 1 hour at 1PM on KCSM 91.1 Jazz Radio with Chris Cortez
Dec. 11- Laguna Honda Hospital
Dec. 12- Guest at Bobby Blue Bland concert, Diamond Hall SF Sunday Blues & Jazz Club
Dec. 15- *note: Canceled, harpist hired: Private party: Opera Plaza SF
Dec. 17- Laguna Honda Hospital Christmas Party
Dec. 20- Microsoft’s *new MSN TV2 & Jon Hammond go online, streaming worldwide at the speed of light!
Dec. 31/Jan. 1-Happpy New Years 2005! Times Square NY
European tour support by Hammond Deutschland, Michael Maier Falkenstein: Hammond-Germany@t-online.de and Excelsior Accordions

2005 SCHEDULE:
Jan 1- New Years Eve in Times Square NY!
Jan. 3- Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse San Francisco
Jan. 5-8 IAJE Convention Long Beach CA
Jan. 6- ASCAP/IAJE Commissions Gil Evans Fellowship, Terrace Theatre
Jan. 7- NEA Jazz Masters Awards
Jan. 9- Laguna Honda Hospital
Jan. 10-14- Macworld San Francisco
Jan. 11- Meeting with Apple’s Steve Jobs !
Jan. 18- Laguna Honda Hospital
Jan. 18 James Brown show, House of Blues Anaheim CA CANCELED
Jan. 20-23 NAMM Anaheim CA
Jan. 29- Laguna Honda Hospital
Jan. 31- Local 6 Union Meeting
Feb. 2- 21st year anniversary of Jon Hammond Show TV Show! Beginning 22nd year.
Feb. 6- Laguna Honda Hospital
Feb. 9- Laguna Honda Hospital
Feb. 11- Laguna Honda Hospital
Feb. 12- Laguna Honda Hospital
March 12- EDITH PIAF CAFE-Paris France!
March 14- ONE WAY CAFE- Paris France!-Canceled! (by me)
March 17-funeral- Suisun Valley CA
March 18- Laguna Honda Hospital SF CA
March 28- Flying to Germany! Arrive Hamburg 3/29
Mar. 31- Multimedia with Michael August ILLUSTRATORP at VILLON in Hamburg by Hauptbahnhof!
April 1 & 2- Hamburg Germany/NDR Radio
April 5- Jazzkeller Frankfurt : Musikmesse 2005 Party! JON HAMMOND BAND
April 6-9- Frankfurt Musikmesse
April 15- Cleopatra’s Needle Club-NYC Tax Day Party!
April 27-CANCELED! Promoter is out of there!
Smith’s Restaurant Bar-NYC 44th St.
May 28- Laguna Honda Hospital
May 29- Laguna Honda Hospital
June 4- Guest-Aretha Franklin Gospelfest
June 4- late night: Guest- Igor & Illonka Kissil at Odessa in Brighton Beach Brookly
June 5- WBGO Volunteers Party
June 7- Southwest Airlines BWI Interview
June 25- Laguna Honda Hospital
June 27- Laguna Honda Hospital
July 4- Laguna Honda Hospital (doubles)
July 4- Guest- Shoreline Amitheatre 4th of July San Francisco Symphony Orchestra & Fireworks! produced by Mick Brigden
July 6- Laguna Honda Hospital
July 9- Laguna Honda Hospital
July 23- Berklee College of Music Alum Songwriters Workshop
July 27- Nursing Home show-NYC
Aug. 27- Laguna Honda Hospital
Aug. 28- Laguna Honda Hospital
Sept. 5- Laguna Honda Hospital
Sept. 6- Laguna Honda Hospital
Sept. 16- Cleopatra’s Needle NYC
Sept. 22- Nursing Home show-NYC
Oct. 18- Music China Warm Up Party-Shanghai Ritz-Carlton
Dec. 2-4 NDR Radio Studio 1 Hamburg Germany
Dec. 8- Nursing home show NYC
Dec. 19- Laguna Honda Hospital morning show
Dec. 19- San Francisco County Jail #8 Pods D & E with JH TRIO: Marc Baum-t.sax, Jon Otis-drums
Dec. 20- Laguna Honda Hospital
Dec. 22- Las Vegas Mirage Hotel private party
Dec. 24- Laguna Honda Hospital

Igor Butman & Gary Walker (WBGO Program Director/Host)

March 5th 2004, Friday morning bright and early at 7 in the morning, Igor Butman and I met at Port Authority Bus Station and I took Igor out to WBGO radio studios to be a special guest on Gary Walker’s morning broadcast. Here they are pictured outside the WBGO www.WBGO.org studios located at 54 Park Place in downtown Newark NJ. Gary had such a good time interviewing his old friend Igor that he stayed on the air 15 minutes past the normal end of his show. Later Igor and I spent a good part of the day kicking around the music stores on W.48th St. where Igor stocked up on supplies for his bigband members back in Moscow before his quartet gig in the evening at Birdland. I’ll be back in Moscow to play with Igor this coming July *link:http://community.webtv.net/GoldenPenMan/BLUESINTHEMOSCOW
* SPECIAL THANKS from JON HAMMOND to the following people on my new LATE RENT remastered audiophile quality release of my greatest hits:http://community.webtv.net/ExcelsiorAccordions/SPECIALTHANKSfrom listen for it on radio WBGO www.wbgo.org listener supported radio!

BOB POPYK of AFM’s INTERNATIONAL MUSICIAN Magazine profiles JON HAMMOND in his monthly motivational column: FOCUS !

Focus
International Musician, July 2005
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. His phone number is (212) 967-1858. 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).









Live at Shoreline Ampitheatre!

S-Bahn to FRANKFURT!

I never ride BLACK!

My setup for Shoreline Ampitheatre Shows

The Hammond B3 that I’ve had since 18 years old.
XB-2 on top
Excelsior 940 Tone Chamber Accordion at right

Putting the Hamburger on the Grill!

“The FINGERS…are the SINGERS!”

HAMMONDNOISE…HAMMOND EXPLOSION!

HAMMOND EXPLOSION in COOL MONDAY
Zurich, Switzerland. The posters were all over
town when we got there!

Duo with MARC BAUM-sax

I actually went to Kindergarten with Marc Baum and played in first bands together age 13. The only one who knows me longer than Marc is my mother!

Jon Hammond Show Image

Image seen on DiamondVision Times Square screen 80 times daily for one year (3.5 minute clip)

Jon Hammond Show image

From Private Eyes reel New York City

JON HAMMOND : JAZZ MOSCOW RUSSIA!

Jon Hammond Show image

Coils by LORI

Barry Finnerty and Jon

In Lubeck, Germany with long time musical partner BARRY FINNERTY on guitar..that’s history now!

T-Bone Steak Mobile

My first days in portable broadcasting mobile on tour-New York 1980

JOE BERGER Link-up page

JOE BERGER, known in the biz as “The BERGER-MEISTER” has been an integral part of JH Show since 1986. He has mixed records and played with the Who’s Who..including JOHN ENTWISTLE of the WHO…that’s right!! JOHN ENTWISTLE….OF THE WHO!!!
THIS IS YOUR LUCKY DAY!
go to Joe’s website: www.jbimpromptu.iwarp.com
http://jbeam.s5.com
The Berger-Meister can be contacted directly at joeberger_10001@yahoo.com
He is currently touring with the new sensational Atlantic Records act DREAMSTREET, coming your way soon on their Mall Tour.
Seen above: Berger and Hammond performing at Frankfurt Musikmesse-The HAM-BERGER BLUES BAND! put the Ham-Berger on the grill…or in your CD Machine!

Classic Hammond Sound in a Suitcase Seminare

Hammond doing the famous CLASSIC HAMMOND SOUND IN A SUITCASE SEMINARE
at MUZIKA trade show PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

Hammond with Bernard Purdie and Moms…

That’s me with my mom Edythe, Juanita Escovedo
(Mrs. Pete) and legendary studio drummer Bernard Purdie. Juanita is Sheila E’s mom. We are at Pete’s club in Berkeley Cal. called Mr. E’s..recently moved to Alameda.

Hammond in Reinach/Aargau Switzerland!

JH with Tommy Schneider of Hammond Times, Herbert from Hammond Nostalgie Club and drummer Andreas Neubauer…1959 B3 inside van!

Hammond Live At CITY HALL SAN FRANCISCO

This show was sponsored by City Hall and Bank of America. Definately had to break out the B3 there!

ShowTime at the Shoreline Ampitheatre with the Late Rent Session Men!

from left to right:
Barry Finnerty-guitar
Larry Schneider-saxes
James Preston-drums
Marc-BGP sound mixer
Jon Hammond-organ/accordion leader

If you go to the Kart-a-Bag website, it is possible to WIN a Jon Hammond Model Super 600 Kart-a-Bag! Exactly like the one on the poster with me that I have used on my world tours.

Classic Beetle Bug!

Hammond with classic VW Beetle in Steinebach in Bayern. On right, Barry Finnerty & Otmar Hutya

COOL MONDAY SHOW, Zurich Switzerland

Hammond on stage with Christian Muenchenger and Barry Finnerty in Club Xtra COOL MONDAY Show Zurich. Tommy Schneider brought the B3 for me.

Original Entwistle Beatle Art!

Original piece of Beatle Art done for me and signed by John Entwistle…of the WHO!

Jazz Kneipe on Berliner Str. 70, Frankfurt Germany

I played 207 gigs in Jazz Kneipe Frankfurt, until Regina finally closed the doors for good!
Was the coolest after hours club on the Frankfurt Jazz Scene. On tenor sax Sgt. Al Wittig U.S. Air Force. Barry Finnerty-guitar. JH on XB-2 Hammond Organ

Tower of Leslie Power!

With Michael Maier Falkenstein and the incredible Tower of Leslie Power at the Hammond Germany Museum, best in the world!

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Hammond with S.F. District Attorney Terence Hallinan

Here I am with old friend, the honorable Terence Hallinan, San Francisco District Attorney. I had the honor of leading the band at his birthday party celebration last Dec. here in S.F.!

Boston Combat Zone at 21 years old

Here I am during the days when I was backing up the striptease shows 7 nights a week in Boston’s Combat Zone. You can see one of the bottles that some guy probably paid 400 bucks for a short time wih one of our lovely entertainers at the World Famous 2 o’clock lounge. On left you can see the blond Fender Bandmaster I bought at at Leo’s Music Store when I was 13 years old! My 1957 Gibson CF100 in my hands.

Artist depiction by Harburg Artist Michael August

Michael painted this picture of me from a concert I did in the famous REGINA STRIPTEASE CLUB on Gr. Freiheit , Reeperbahn Hamburg. The place was packed upstairs and downstairs after Knut Benzner got us a nice press article in the Mo Po!

Main Man KNUT BENZNER at NDR Radio Hamburg!

There’s Knut in the studio of NDR cutting his “Jazz All Blues” Show together. Knut was my sponsor for 2 years in Hamburg. On the radio, he sounds like the voice of God!

Jon Hammond Show in the Field

There I am in New York City with my black BMW R100RT and one of the first prototype Sony Betacams from Sony Broadcast on loan to us for field testing on The JH Show.

My White Grand Piano in Pacific Heights S.F.!

There I am with my Artist’s Model C3 Conservatory Size 6 foot Yamaha Grand Piano that I bought from Peter Frampton (he had 3 pieces).
That was my only furniture in the apartment. Just the white piano, a Hammond B3 and an accordion and futon. I did a lot of my writing on that piano.

6 months at old Trident in Sausalito on the water!

Tenor saxophonist Bennett Friedman, James Preston drums and Terry Haggerty guitar (of Sons of Champlin) JH at org. This was the original club built by the Kingston Trio (If I Had A Hammer and Michael Row the Boat Ashore). The Trident was a favorite party place for the Rolling Stones and other famous hipsters. Now called Horizons Restaurant…you can tie up your 150 foot boat right outside the window!

Jon and Eddie Money at top Empire State Building!

Here we are in sub-zero temperature on very top observation deck of Empire State Building. I used to take a 2-way radio up there and broadcast promos for up-coming gigs around New York City…good place to broadcast from!

Hammond with PICO and Star Club survivors St. Pauli Hamburg!

There I am with Pico, when I played on his show about his life working at the legendary Star Club with the Beatles, Rattles, Chuck Berry and others on the Reeperbahn. This guy was the original deal. He is still there working on the Deutsche Bundesbahn and living on the Hein Hoyer Str. in St. Pauli. Amazing guy and life story. I met some of the originals playing there at the Delphi Music Theatre.

First trip to Paris in 1981!

There I am taking care of business in my room at the 5 star L’hotel in Paris France in 1981. This is the place where Oscar Wilde lived out his last days. A favorite low key place where the Rolling Stones and others like to stay. There is no sign indicating it is a hotel. You will see only the golden ram’s head above the door on Rue de Beaux Arts in St. Germain on the left bank.

Dinner for 1 downstairs at L’hotel!

The tree grows right up through the ceiling, and it is like a Fellini movie in there at night. I enjoyed every bite of that meal…perfectly content to enjoy my own company there in my Armani suit. I used to dress up every day for no particular reason back in those days!

On the Job at John’s Place in Saarbucken Germany!

This was one of my first steady gigs in Germany in 1991, at a place called John’s Place in Saarbrucken on Bleich Str. It is very near the French border there, and there was a healthy mix of German and French people in the after hours place. I am wearing my lucky tie there and my father’s white shirt for good luck!

Scene from the stage at Jazzkeller Frankfurt 1992!

That’s how it looked from the stage of my show at the famous Jazzkeller in Frankfurt. The show was sponsored by Philip Morris Tobacco. I don’t smoke, but they gave me cartons of cigarettes to give away, all my friends in Germany were overjoyed to receive free cigarettes! The place was packed…Herb Ellis is sitting in the front row. That’s my friend Tino holding the video camera at right.

Broadcasting on pirate Radio Tomate Paris France!

There I am speaking to the French on legendary pirate Radio Tomate in a secret location in Paris. The pirates there actually were squatting in the building. They were very creative…the electricity was brought in and phone lines from unknown sources. The place was manned 24 hours a day. This was in 1981 when the Socialist government was still in power.

Onstage at original legendary FILLMORE!

There I am on the bandstand of the original Fillmore Auditorium with bandmates Barry Finnerty and James Preston. The original location where I had seen so many fantastic shows as a teenager…right there at corner of Geary Blvd. & Fillmore S.F., Cal.
Took me 30 years to get the gig there!
We were on the bill with The Sons of Champlin (James is also drummer of Sons) Friday June 4th, 1999. The Fillmore was closed for a long time, but it was lovingly restored by the BGP people in 1994 as a tribute to founder Bill Graham. I was there at the opening party, invited by my old friend Bob Barsotti. It was a great party! Bob doesn’t forget his old friends….he sent us a beautiful bottle of Moet Champagne in a bucket of ice with a nice card to our dressing room when we played this gig. I will never forget that gig. The audience was very responsive, and it fulfilled every expectation to be there playing on that very special stage.
fotos by John Warne

Hootenanny for KPFA Radio 1966!

Here I am in a press photo for one of my earliest gigs…a HOOTENANNY for Pacifica Radio Station KPFA in Berkeley California. When was the last time you were at a Hootenanny?!

Hammond Artist, XK-1, XK-3c, B3 organ, Excelsior Accordion, HammondCast, KYOU Radio, American Federation, Local 802, Musicians Union, Musikmesse, Shoreline Amphitheater, Fillmore, ASCAP

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HammondCast 179 KYOU Radio Audio Podcast Jon Hammond Funk Soul Blues

July 30, 2010

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE:

http://www.kyouradio.com/media/mpeg-2009092302541253699656.mp3


HammondCast 179
HammondCast 179 KYOU Radio broadcasting today from Emeryville CA by Pixar Studios. Music from a 1999 concert in Kuumbwa Jazz Center to a full house, it was broadcasted on Pete Fallico’s show on KUSP-Santa Cruz CA. JON HAMMOND Trio playing “James and Wess” and “Have YOU Met Miss Jones”. From NDR SESSIONS: “I Remember YOU”. From Fillmore Concert June 4, 1999 on the bill with Sons of Champlin, Jon’s trio doing “Hip Hop Chitlins” (it only took me 35 years to get this gig!). Al Jazzbeaux Collins as “Sonny Cool” interviewed by Steve Allen from Jon’s Archives. © Details and past shows available at: www.jonhammondband.com/
Last Aired: Dec 31, 1969
4:00pm – 4:00pm
This is an ON DEMAND Podcast:

KYOU Radio Player

http://www.kyouradio.com/player.php?id=18652

http://www.kyouradio.com/?page=details&mp_id=18652

Kuumbwa Jazz, Fillmore, Bill Graham, Sons of Champlin, Hammond Artist, Local 6 Musicians Union, B3 organ, XK-1, XK-3, HammondCast, KYOU Radio

Does anybody out there happen to know why the Sons of Champlin show was canceled at The Fillmore last Sat. (17th July)?

July 19, 2010

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:

http://ia350608.us.archive.org/3/items/JonHammondPartyBarge_2SONSofCHAMPLIN_JONHAMMOND/PartyBarge2SonsofChamplinJH.m4v

Does anybody out there happen to know why the Sons of Champlin show was

canceled at The Fillmore last Sat. (17th July)? Just curious!

My band opened
for the Sons with James Preston on drums in 1999

when I

returned from living
in Europe, that was a really fun gig. Sorry to hear of the

cancelation, Jon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inzkjTzdecs
Party Barge : 2 SONS of CHAMPLIN + JON HAMMOND – Fun in the Sun and Water on the Lake

with Jon Hammond at the XB-2 organ, James Preston drums

and Terry Haggerty guitar of band SONS of CHAMPLIN (Marin County CA)

playing Jon’s tune “Turkey Dog Saute” powered by a generator cruising on a

nice day, enjoy!

 Jon Hammond Trio Kuumbwa Jazz Center Santa Cruz CA Picture series: James Preston drums of Sons of Champlin and Jon Hammond at B3 organ:  JP & JH  Pocket Funk by Jon Hammond © JH INTL ASCAP

 James Preston, Jon Hammond, Barry Finnerty James Preston drums Jon Hammond B3 organ  Pocket Funk © www.HammondCast.com Jon Hammond Member Local 802 Musicians Union and Local 6 at B3 organ, Barry Finnerty guitar, James Preston drums 

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STEPHEN DOC KUPKA of Tower of Power on HammondCast Show KYOU Radio interview with Jon Hammond

September 22, 2009


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http://ia310819.us.archive.org/1/items/JonHammondSTEPHEN_DOC_KUPKAonHammondCastShow/STEPHENDOCKUPKAonHammondCast.m4v

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6018886424158341265&ei=uVm4SrDmGdX5lQeElOiGAg&q=kupka+hammondcast#

Stephen Doc Kupka co-leader Baritone Saxophonist of Tower of Power and President of Strokeland Records interview with Jon Hammond of HammondCast Show KYOURADIO just prior to Tower of Power 40th Anniversary Fillmore Show in San Francisco. Doc and Jon speaking about the history of his career in TOP and writing with Frank Biner, Frank’s last recordings on his album for Strokeland “Bumped Up to First Class”, “Doc Goes Hollywood”, memories of Bill Graham and much more! ©JH INTL. http://www.HammondCast.com & http://www.strokeland.com/

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