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Jon Hammond Flashback NDR Interview Knut Benzer on Simon Phillips also Prague Demo and Hamburg Gigs

December 19, 2016

Jon Hammond Flashback NDR Interview Knut Benzer on Simon Phillips also Prague Demo and Hamburg Gigs

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Flashback Blog from Jon Hammond Film

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

Jon Hammond Flashback Reel with Drummer Simon Phillips Interview with Knut Benzner NDR Radio Hamburg, speaking about his CD “Another Lifetime” dedicated to Tony Williams. Jon at Hamburg Dammtor Gleis 4 cutting a spot in Hamburg while waiting for the ICE high speed train Hamburg Dammtor Bahnhof – Prague Czech Republic very first Muzika trade show, Jon giving his ‘Seminare’ entitled:
“Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!™ — A gig in Skurillum on the Reeperbahn Spielbudenplatz 24-25 where Hausbar im Schmidt Theater is now. Here come the Polizei! Perfect timing because we just finished playing live on Radio FSK in Hamburg – the Polizei came in at the last hit responding to a sound complaint from an old lady next door – Uwe Petersen on drums, Lutz Büchner tenor sax, Jon at the organ – Jon’s original composition “Pocket Funk” with Herbert Zorn / Groove City Records at the microphone in St. Pauli Hamburg http://www.HammondCast.com/ – Jon Hammond Band

on Hammond Flashbacks — Drummer Simon Phillips interview with Knut Benzner NDR Radio speaking about his CD “Another Lifetime” dedicated to Tony Williams – video forthcoming soon! JH — with Simon Phillips.

Jon Hammond Band flashbacks — Hamburg Dammtor Gleis 4 cutting a spot in Hamburg while waiting for the ICE high speed train — at Hamburg Dammtor station.

Jon Hammond Band Flashbacks — Here come the Polizei! Perfect timing because we just finished playing live on Radio FSK in Hamburg – the Polizei came in at the last hit responding to a sound complaint from an old lady next door – Uwe Petersen on drums, Lutz Büchner tenor sax, Jon at the organ with Herbert Zorn / Groove City Records at the microphone in St. Pauli Hamburg – video clip forthcoming soon! JH

Jon Hammond Band flashbacks — Prague Czech Republic very first Muzika trade show, Jon giving his ‘Seminare’ entitled:
“Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!™ — in Prague, Czech Republic

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Mourning Lutz Büchner​

https://www.facebook.com/notes/jon-hammond/mourning-lutz-b%C3%BCchner/10156648708165287?pnref=story

Folks, I am really in shock from hearing news of the unexpected and very sad death of my good friend Lutz Büchner! I really didn’t want to say it on the internet after receiving the horrible news in communications with our mutual good friend and fellow musician / bandmate Heinz Lichius. This is so hard to get my head around and accept it but I know it’s true that Lutz suffered a fatal heart attack while on tour in Tokyo Japan with his beloved NDR-bigband with Peter Erskine on the band – I can see Lutz’ smile and hear his voice and music in my mind like it was yesterday – and we spoke and played together so many times. So now I see the news releases are already out on the news FEEDS from the NDR, Hamburger Abendblatt etc. and a few too-early mentions on the Facebook, so I know it’s time to write a few words for those of you who might not know of Lutz Büchner, as follows: As Joe Gallardo the great trombonist and long-time colleague of Lutz’ said in email to me last night: “As you well know, Lutz was first of all a great human being and secondly, he was a masterful player. Lutz was my brother. We will all miss him.” – The very first time I met Lutz was in 1995 on a rainy night in Hamburg Eimsbüttel at the Thursday night weekly jazz session in Jazzclub Birdland – I had heard him the week before and pushed my Hammond organ on the wheels through the rain to the club and got there real early, Hr. Reichert the owner opened up the club and I was telling Mr. Reichert I came the week before but didn’t get to play so “early bird gets the worm…and maybe I’ll get to play with Lutz Büchner!” – well we did it and by good luck my friend Joris Dudli the great drummer was there – it was magic from the first hit. That’s where it started, I was living in Hamburg to play music and write tunes – like so many musicians following in the footsteps of The Beatles, by invitation of my sponsor Knut Benzner journalist moderator on the NDR. From then on together with main man Heinz Lichius drums who I had met just before when Heinz came over to meet me one afternoon – Heinz had recommended to check out Lutz, one of the finest rising musicians on the Hamburg scene. We had a lot of great times together on the bandstand and off from that time on – we played in Hamburg and his hometown of Bremen – turned out to be that Lutz was a real life jazz angel who saved my life at least twice, one time involving bringing me to the hospital / krankenhaus and translating to me what they were about to do to me – we escaped out the side door and the doctor came to our gig that night! I met Lutz’ Mom and Dad beautiful people when they came to hear us play in Bremen at Studio club April 7, 1998 – and most recently our last gigs together with my favorite musicians Michael Leuschner, (Heinz Lichius of course) “Fiete” Ernst-Friedrich Fiete Felsch NDR horn section brothers along with Joe Berger guitar, probably best gig of my life – Lutz was so happy to have found his love with his wife Bettina and he was always crazy about his son Asmus and his step daughters by Bettina, the happiest I have ever seen him, he glowed in the dark he had that much joy! — Back in 2005 I had an idea, I said to my long-time girlfriend Jennifer: Lutz is one of the greatest saxophonists I ever heard, I want to feature him on a CD release, he could be making a great record every day! I couldn’t believe that he didn’t have any feature albums out at that point – so I discussed it with Knut Benzner and we all co-produced a recording session for this purpose in the famous Studio 1 at NDR, the NDR SESSIONS Projekt was born, with the addition of “Joe G” / Joe Gallardo on trombone and Heinz Lichius and myself, Rudolf Grosser at the controls big SSL console, we started playing in the morning and I played through the magic bass amp belonging to Lucas Lindholm – the boys took one long coffee break and other than that we recorded tunes all day long – I am so grateful that I’ll always have this recording date together with Lutz, of course later on Lutz came out with more records – but this one for me is my special keepsake that went down with the blessings of NDR with the help of Knut Benzner and Axel Dürr. So many stories I can tell you, but most importantly everybody loved Lutz, I know there are a lot of tears flowing now around Hamburg and Bremen, my heart goes out to Lutz’ Family, Friends and Musicians music brothers and sisters! The 2nd to the last time we played together, I hadn’t seen Lutz for a while and he told me about a real miracle of survival when he was driving on the autobahn with Bettina and the kinder all his happy Family in the car, I think there was ice on the road – a car slammed in to the back of his car demolishing the car, but Lutz’ horns were in the trunk – they all got crushed but it saved his Family! They were all shaken up but OK – the lucky star was shining over them, and even though Lutz is not with us physically anymore, his lucky star will always be shining – he was competely dedicated to the NDR-bigband family of musicians and his own Family – always a huge inspiration to me as a person and master musician, rest in peace my very special good friend Lutz Büchner – my deepest and most sincere condolences go out to Lutz’ Mom and Dad and Bettina and his son Asmus and step children by Bettina – all the folks who know and love Lutz,

sincerely, Jon Hammond​

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondShowFor115FromNAMMAndFrankfurtMusikmesse

Youtube https://youtu.be/BP0JcvVhiDs

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/189545672

Jon Hammond Show for 11 05 from NAMM and Frankfurt musikmesse

Segment number one:
Jon Hammond Funk Unit
https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2017/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit
NAMM CenterStage presented by Pioneer DJ
“Lydia’s Tune” ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP
Joe Berger: Guitar/Guitarist
Chuggy Leslie J. Carter: Percussion
Dom Famularo: Drums/Drummer
Alex Budman: Tenor Saxophone/Saxophonist
Koei Tanaka: Harmonica
Jon Hammond: Organ / Leader
Note, next NAMM Showcase coming January 20, 2017 at 4PM Jon Hammond Funk Unit
Segment number 2:
Shooting the Bridges in Full High Definition with Jon Hammond
https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153816720072102/ – San Francisco CA – from HammondCast radio program, Jon’s camera voice and music
Segment number 3:
Late Rent the Jon Hammond Show Theme Song live in jazzkeller Frankfurt, Jon’s annual 30th year musikmesse Warm Up Party – Jon Hammond Band:
“Helloooo New York!” from audience!
Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt – LATE RENT Jon Hammond Theme Song – Jon Hammond Band: Peter Klohmann tenor, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ – Video: Tino Pavlis http://www.HammondCast.com

Jon Hammond Funk Unit CenterStage Presented by Pioneer DJ @NAMM

Friday, January 20, 2017 at 4 PM – 4:40 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/970048696439945/

The NAMM Show
Anaheim, California

NAMM LINK https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2017/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit

Artist Info Jon Hammond Organ+bass / Organist Leader Koei Tanaka Harmonica / Master Chromatic Harmonica Player Joe Berger Guitar / more band members tba – Photos by Lawrence Gay co-producer West Coast Live Radio Program ©JHINTL

Genre: Funky Jazz and Blues
Hometown: New York City

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

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondSuzukiWorldHeadquartersInHouseConcertJonHammondPt3of3

Looking forward to playing with my good friend again, Koei Tanaka | Chromatic Harmonica & Blues Harp master!
*Clip: 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
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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 ©JHINTL

Suzuki Musical Instruments Hamamatsu partial group shot after Koei and Jon played

Jon Hammond All Star band at the musikmesse 2017 Center Stage Wednesday April 5 at 12 Noon

Event Jon Hammond Band FB https://www.facebook.com/events/1669397893117295/

For Immediate Release:

Jon Hammond All Star band at the musikmesse 2017 Center Stage
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 12 PM – 1 PM UTC+02
musikmesse Prolight + Sound
Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt, Germany
Jon Hammond All Star band at the musikmesse 2017 Center Stage
Jon and Joe Berger will be celebrating 31st year playing the big Frankfurt musikmesse with some very special all star musicians joining the core Jon Hammond consisting of Giovanni Totò Gulino d., Peter Klohmann t.s., Joe Berger g., Jon Hammond o+b. – the guest musicians will be tba closer to the event date – rain or shine!
“Musikmesse in Frankfurt is the international trade fair for musical instruments, sheet music, music production and marketing.
Musikmesse 2017
5 to 8 April 2017
Wednesday to Saturday, 10 to 18 hrs
Western section of Messe Frankfurt Exhibition Center
Prolight + Sound: 4 to 7 April 2017”

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Jon Hammond and Wolfgang Lücke
Director Special Events & Entertainment
musikmesse / Prolight + Sound

Foto Credit: Lawrence Gay co-producer West Coast Live Radio Program
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Jon Hammond flanked by Johannes Weber and Christopher Sparkes – Messe Frankfurt Projekt Team – Johannes and Christopher are Referent Marketingkommunikation Media Relations Entertainment, Media & Creative Industries for Musikmesse & ProLight + Sound

Jon Hammond and Michael Biwer -Group Show Director bei Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH
Frankfurt Am Main

Ilona Schlesinger:

Tickets for Musikmesse 2017 now on sale

Cheaper admission on Friday afternoon and all day Saturday

Up to 25 percent discount for online ticket purchases in advance

The International Trade Fair for Musical Instruments, Sheet Music, Music Production and Music Business Connections will provide a comprehensive overview of the latest products on the musical instrument market coupled with an interesting complementary programme of events. Tickets are now available via the Musikmesse website. Visitors who buy their admission ticket online profit from a significant discount over the price on arrival at the fair.
Individual arrangements for different communities
With over 1,000 events in the halls and on the outdoor exhibition area, Musikmesse will reach visitors of all kinds between the Wednesday and Saturday. Retailers and distributors from home and abroad can learn more about the latest trends in seminars at the Business Academy inspired by SOMM. Top speakers from the worlds of marketing, business and law will put forward models designed to meet challenges in the musical-instrument market. Product courses oriented towards the needs of the musical-instrument trade will be held daily at the Drum Academy and the Guitar Academy. Furthermore, professionals from the sector can take part in the matchmaking programme, which brings retailers and exhibitors together on the basis of their specific interests.
Additionally, Musikmesse offers event space for the various musical communities, which include the Drums Brandworld and the Guitar Brandworld, which combine product demonstrations, workshops and entertainment in innovative special areas. Lectures on keyboard instruments, hardware and software will be given in the Keys + Recording Lounge while, for lovers of acoustic music and music for wind instruments, the Acoustic Stage and the Wood & Brass Stage provide a genre-specific programme. But that is not all: throughout the fair, there will be concerts by internationally renowned artists on the Centre Stage. And, to make visiting the fair even more attractive for both experienced musicians and people just starting to make music, Messe Frankfurt is offering tickets at lower prices for the Saturday, as well as a much reduced ‘Friday Afternoon Ticket’ valid from 14.00 hrs on the Friday.
Following the successful première of the Musikmesse Festival in 2016, the fair will once again be accompanied by a variety of musical highlights in clubs, bars and venues throughout the city. Musikmesse visitors will be given a Musikmesse Festival wrist band with which they can attend concerts at reduced prices or even free of charge.
Musikmesse ticket prices
Day ticket, Wednesday to Friday (5 to 7 April)
€ 30.00 in advance, online
€ 40.00 on arrival
Day ticket for Saturday (8 April)
€ 20.00 in advance, online
€ 20.00 on arrival
Friday Afternoon Ticket (7 April, from 14.00 hrs)
€ 8.00, on arrival only
Group Day Ticket (min. 25 visitors)
€ 16.00 in advance, online
€ 16.00 on arrival
Additionally, there will be special offers for children up to 14 years of age and families on the Saturday of the fair.
Tickets purchased in advance entitle the holder to use local public-transport services operated by the RMV public-transport authority in Frankfurt and the region free of charge.
The Online Ticket Shop can be found at http://www.musikmesse.com/online-ticket

Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade fair organisers, generating over €640 million* in sales and employing 2,364* people. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 30 subsidiaries and 55 international sales partners, allowing it to serve its customers on location in 175 countries. Messe Frankfurt events take place at approx. 50 locations around the globe. In 2016, a total of 138* trade fairs were held under the Messe Frankfurt umbrella, of which more than half took place outside Germany.
Comprising an area of 592,127 square metres, Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds are home to ten exhibition halls. The company also operates two congress centres. The historic Festhalle, one of the most popular venues in Germany, plays host to events of all kinds. Messe Frankfurt is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent.
* preliminary figures for 2016

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

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Yours Sincerely,
Press Team Musikmesse

Johannes Weber
Referent Marketingkommunikation Media Relations
Entertainment, Media & Creative Industries
Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH
Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
60327 Frankfurt am Main”

2017 ProLight + Sound and Musikmesse Kicking Off with Jon Hammond Next April,
LINK: http://blog.sfgate.com/jon-hammond/2016/10/26/2017-prolight-sound-and-musikmesse-kicking-off-with-jon-hammond-next-april/

Jon Hammond’s Sennheiser evolution microphone Monophonic Recorder combo Headphone HD 25-1 Classic and Song

Jon Hammond: Back to Mono with Sennheiser combo TASCAM product DR-10X Plug-on Micro Linear PCM Recorder for XLR Connection (flipped over):

Jon Hammond playing his 1968 Gibson Byrdland – owned since 18 years old

Front and Back Jon Hammond’s 1968 Gibson Byrdland

Jon Hammond interviewing the great Roy Clark with Sennheiser evolution e855 microphone – Roy is a long-time Gibson Byrdland virtuoso!

Jon Hammond 1965 Fender Bandmast Blackface on the bench

Jon’s Bandmaster Fender Head paired with Bag End 15″ coaxial speaker bottom

Jon Hammond flanked by Sennheiser co-CEO’s Dr. Andreas Sennheiser and Daniel Sennheiser

Remembering great musician Lutz Büchner on Jon Hammond Band – long-time member of NDR bigband – here at Auster Bar Hamburg Eimsbüttel

Flashback, Jon Hammond, Simon Phillips, NDR Interview, Knut Benzner, #Drums #Musikmesse #NAMM #HammondOrgan

Cafe KLEMM Flashback Gig For Hans Romanov Now The Cafe Crumble

December 6, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Cafe KLEMM Flashback Gig For Hans Romanov Now The Cafe Crumble

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

Youtube http://youtu.be/1CD4XABvE4Y

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1194867

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/113770094

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2bvkdp_cafe-klemm-flashback-gig-for-hans-romanov-now-the-cafe-crumble_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=948891765139621

Frankfurt Bockenheim — Jon Hammond Flashback Gig for Hans Romanov in the Café KLEMM now called Café Crumble Kiesstraße 41 60486 Frankfurt am Main, Germany – Jon Hammond Band featuring some fine tenor saxophone playing by Harry Petersen, Heiko Himmighoffen drums / schlagzeug – Jon Hammond at the organ & bass through a Marshall Amp courtesy of a friend of Hans – special thanks dankeschön Stefan Klemm and Hans Romanov

http://www.HammondCast.com/ – Jon Hammond Band — with Jon Hammond, Harry Petersen, Heiko Himmighoffen and Hans Romanov at Café Crumble.

Flashback: Jam with Hary Lin & Joe Berger!

Jon Hammond at Frankfurt musikmesse — with Joe Berger and Hary Lin

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

Youtube http://youtu.be/x6a8MHYESqc

Jon Hammond and Friends drop in to Taipei night spot JAZZ SPOT SWING organ lounge,

Jon at Mr. Nobuki Kuwahara’s Hammond Sk2 organ with house musicians – Kenichi Toyoda piano

– special thanks to Nico, Shannon, Letitia – Superlux Taiwan,

P. Mauriat Europe Pmauriat Albest Team!

http://www.HammondCast.com/ – Jazz Spot Swing

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/110027287

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1182889

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=924772564218208

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

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

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

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

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

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

Youtube http://youtu.be/5shPL3IOYlU

NuMuBu http://www.numubu.com/153010-videos.html?VIDEO_ID=23971

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

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/91332204

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1mn3pb_late-rent-jon-hammond-theme-song-2014_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=806846682677464

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/late-rent-jon-hammond-theme-song-2014-6818982

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

Jon Hammond (aus New York City) – organ
Joe Berger – guitar
Peter Klohmann – saxophone
Giovanni Gulino – drums

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

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

Journal Frankfurt article by Detlef Kinsler

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

Kultur

MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Higher Quality) P.Mauriat HQ / Pmauriat Albest action with Jon Hammond Blues All Afternoon at The NAMM Show with P.Mauriat Artists and guests Arno Haas, Hailey Niswanger, James Carter, Joshua Quinlan, Juan Alzate, Ryan Montano – Jon Hammond at the Sk1 organ http://www.HammondCast.com/

with Hailey Niswanger, Jon Hammond, PMauriat Saxophones, Pmauriat Albest, Arno Haas, Reggie Padilla and Ryan Montano at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center

Youtube http://youtu.be/4rGrMhFPbrU

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/88162571

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond

http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/p-mauriat-action-blues-with-jon-hammond-all-afternoon-6744345

“Out To Lunch” San Francisco City Hall Concert – Jon Hammond Band LINK http://youtu.be/jcH0VqdDvII
POCKET FUNK by Jon Hammond — with Jon Hammond at San Francisco City Hall

Jon Hammond at the new Hammond A-162 Console Organ – Photo Credit Larry Gay of The West Coast Live Radio The NAMM Show

— with Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center

Get down Mr. Berger! Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the B3mk2 Hammond organ – Photo by master photographer Lawrence Gay of The West Coast Live Radio Show, thanks Larry!

*VIDEO LINK: http://youtu.be/7TApELTO1XI Head Phone – Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie of Jon’s Band Featuring Bernard Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Alex Budman, Joe Berger2, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Stephen Fortner, Scott May, Joe Berger rips it up! Koei Tana…See More — with Joe Berger and Jon Hammond at Bespeco @ NAMM Show 2014

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/P.MauriatPlayersSessionWithJonHammondDay1NAMM2014

The Famous Stevie Wonder and Jon Hammond Photo Just In!

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1099403

Stevie Wonder and Jon Hammond Photo Just In! Photo Credit and Many Thanks to Bernie Capicchiano of Bernies Music Land Australia, thanks a million Bernie!!! You can clearly see Stevie is shanking my hand – he shook it about 5 different ways while we were talking, his fingers are his eyes living in the world of Music that has blessed us all! This was at the Hammond Organ USA Suzuki Musical Instruments stand number 5100 Winter NAMM Show 2014, I got to speak with him last year also and met him the first time in 1972 – this is a precious photo from Bernie! – Jon Hammond – at The NAMM Show
Stevie’s Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevie_Wonder
musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, he has become one of the most creative and loved musical performers of the late 20th century.[2] Wonder signed with Motown’s Tamla label at the age of eleven[2] and continues to perform and record for Motown as of the early 2010s. He has been blind since shortly after birth.[3]
Among Wonder’s works are singles such as “Superstition”, “Sir Duke”, “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” and “I Just Called to Say I Love You”; and albums such as Talking Book, Innervisions and Songs in the Key of Life.[2] He has recorded more than thirty U.S. top ten hits and received twenty-two Grammy Awards, the most ever awarded to a male solo artist, and has sold over 100 million albums and singles, making him one of the top 60 best-selling music artists.[4] Wonder is also noted for his work as an activist for political causes, including his 1980 campaign to make Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday a holiday in the United States.[5] In 2009, Wonder was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace.[6] In 2008, Billboard magazine released a list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists to celebrate the US singles chart’s fiftieth anniversary, with Wonder at number five…cont. — with Stevie Wonder at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center

Dankeschön to my good friend Tino Pavlis for sending me this very precious photograph of me speaking with Stevie Wonder last month at The NAMM Show —

thanks a million Tino!

P.Mauriat Players Session with Jon Hammond Day 1 NAMM 2014

Youtube http://youtu.be/35qxoEkC74E

(Higher Quality) A wonderful jazz session at P.Mauriat / Pmauriat Albest NAMM stand number 4514 on first day of NAMM 2014

KLEMM, Bockenheim Warte, Flashback, Blues, Jazz, Hammond Organ, musikmesse, Jon Hammond, tenor saxophone, Local 802, Musicians Union, Frankfurt

Flashback Gig in NYC’s Le Bar Bat over 20 years ago

September 28, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Flashback Gig in NYC’s Le Bar Bat over 20 years ago

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

Jon Hammond Flashback: Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men in Le Bar Bat Club more than 20 years ago with Alex Foster tenor saxophone from the NBC’s Saturday Night Live Band, Leslie J. Carter percussion, Barry Finnerty guitar, James Preston drums deceased June 21, 1950 – July 26, 2014,

Jon Hammond organ – camera by Joe Berger http://www.HammondCast.com/

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1173968

Youtube http://youtu.be/QwB-mqYKDiE

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/83193904

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152314798547102

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammond-InWorkshopAtCarlingfordMusicCentre

The staff of Carlingford Music Centre are very excited to be hosting Sydney’s first ever Hammond Organ Workshop featuring Jon Hammond (USA) with Andrew Dickeson drums – special thanks Rupert Hyde

Carlingford Music Centre

320 Pennant Hills Road Carlingford NSW 2118
Who is Jon Hammond?

Jon began his musical career at age 12 in the San Francisco Bay Area playing organ and accordion in bands and solo engagements, first recording studio dates 1968 when he met Robert Moog who personally delivered the Moog III to San Francisco Radical Laboratories where Jon was working at the time and jamming daily with members of Quicksilver Messenger Service, he next joined original rock band Hades with which he played until moving East to attend Berklee.

Playing 7 nights a week in Boston’s notorious Combat Zone next lead to touring with successful show band Easy Living and then became house organist at the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club Cape Cod MA where he played private parties for Tip O’Neill Speaker of The House. Returning to SF for a reunion concert in 1980 with Eddie Money and members of Tower of Power, next Jon moved to Europe where he lived and played for a number of years, still playing annually where he has an enthusiastic following. Jon began hosting his own TV show “The Jon Hammond Show” in 1984 and is now in 30th year on cable TV in Manhattan and heard daily on KYOU Radio HammondCast Show with regular appearances at international trade shows.

Check out his large collection of YouTube videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/JonHammondBand
Hammond Organs at Carlingford Music Centre — with Andrew Dickeson

Youtube http://youtu.be/0GEvXPEq-Is

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1159094

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/102753862

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x22xr26_jon-hammond-in-workshop-at-carlingford-music-centre_music

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

As Seen On MNN TV The Jon Hammond Show – Filmed in High Definition – Pocket Funk with NDR Horns – Jon Hammond Band special Auster Jazz Series – musical director Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Funky Heinz Lichius drums feature on this one, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass http://www.HammondCast.com/ special thanks dankeschön to Knut Simon and Lukas Aaron Hambrecht AutoBild Redaktion Team for bringing the Borgward, Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera (also a fine drummer) and all the Hamburg people who came to this party session, Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt – support from Musik Rotthoff, Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars, Jon Hammond the Sk1 Hammond manufactured by Suzuki Musical Instruments – Auster Bar Hamburg Eimsbüttel — at Auster Bar.

Youtube http://youtu.be/MxpIJesOJXQ

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167713

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x259iax_pocket-funk-with-ndr-horns-auster-jazz-filmed-in-high-definition_music

Jon Hammond Organ Group Faceboook https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=653311224764034

As Seen On The Jon Hammond Show MNN TV – 30th Year





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

Eimsbüttel – Hamburg — Auster Blues and Jazz in Auster Bar, special evening Jon Hammond Band with NDR Horns swinging the house with spirited solos all around: Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ and Heinz Lichius the drummer – special thanks to Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera (also a fine drummer) and all the Hamburg people who came to this party session, Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt – support from Musik Rotthoff, Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars, Jon Hammond the Sk1 Hammond manufactured by Suzuki Musical Instruments http://www.HammondCast.com

Youtube http://youtu.be/q4_lNnwzxrU

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105232953

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167435

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=893232684038863

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x258ktf_auster-blues-and-jazz-jh-band-with-ndr-horns_music

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

Jon Hammond Band L to R: Joe Berger, Michael Leuschner, Heinz Lichius, Lutz Büchner, Jon Hammond, Fiete Felsch

Youtube http://youtu.be/5pvfVZhXaoc

Auster Jazz Head Phone NDR Horns Funky Heinz – 3 + 3

Jon Hammond Band Live in Auster Bar Hamburg with funky Heinz Lichius drums, NDR Horns: Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor sax, Fiete Felsch alto sax, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass – http://www.HammondCast.com/ Note: Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars – Jon Hammond – Hammond organ made by Suzuki Musical Instruments – special thanks to our friend and excellent drummer Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera! & Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105020455

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167042

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x253oxm_auster-jazz-head-phone-ndr-horns-funky-heinz_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=892204304141701

Flashback, Deceased, James Preston, Funky Drummer, Jon Hammond Band, Pocket Funk, Le Bar Bat, Hammond Organ, Sk1, New York, Bay Area, Australia, Musicians Union, Local 802, ASCAP Composer

Jon Hammond Flashback Video Then and Now Jon’s Journal Worldwide HammondCast

June 5, 2013

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond Flashback Video Then and Now Jon’s Journal Worldwide HammondCast

Jon’s Archive 1989 Indigo Blues Opener http://archive.org/details/JonHammondAndBernardPurdieTakingYouBackToYear1989IndigoBlues

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

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

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

Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSP3k6XVYwE

Bob Held the great sound man / live mixer

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

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

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

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

– this one wakes me up in the morning with news every 10 minutes and starts up the coffee percolator, love it and it’s hella’ stylish! – JH
http://www.kyouradio.org/news2.html
Jon Hammond’s Journal

to R: Mick Gaffney, Alex Foster

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

Alex Foster and Gordon Edwards

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

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

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

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

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

L to R: Alex Foster, Gordon Edwards, Joey Morant, Sel Wheeler, Mrs. Crosby, (back) L Leon Pendarvis

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

L to R: Gordon Edwards, Joey Morant, Sel Wheeler, Mrs. Crosby

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

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

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

L to R: Mick Gaffney, Alex Foster, Bernard Purdie (pointing), Gordon Edwards, Joey Morant

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

Bernard Purdie drums, Jon Hammond at the B3 organ in Mikell’s – then and now

L to R: Alex Foster, Roy Bennett, Gordon Edwards

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

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Soulful David Fathead Newman Saxophone with Bernard Purdie and Jon Hammond at B3 organ Rare Recording Georgia

From Jon Hammond Archive Georgia Rare Film

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondDavidFatheadNewman_BernardPurdie_JonHammond-GEORGIA

David Fathead Newman tenor saxophonist

Soulful Jon Hammond at B3 organ

Rare vocal performance from drummer Bernard Purdie

In this May 17th 1990 performance at Zanzibar And Grill NYC: “Georgia On My Mind” played by Jon Hammond Band featuring late great tenor saxophonist David “Fathead” Newman who played on the original smash hit record by Ray Charles which became the Official Song of State of Georgia. Rare vocal performance from studio drummer Bernard Purdie also Ray Charles Alum, Jon Hammond soulful B3 organ solo in the old Zanzibar and Grill New York City

http://www.HammondCast.com

*Dedicated in Memory of David Newman and his surviving Wife, Karen Newman and Memory of Eric Fuchsman, owner of Zanzibar passed away at only 51 years of age

Jon Hammond at the organ in Jazzkeller Frankfurt – Annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party Jon Hammond Band Hosting celebrating 27 years

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Head Phone 2013 by Jon Hammond HD 1080p

Jon’s Archive http://archive.org/details/JonHammondHeadPhone2013byJonHammond/

Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZeSXqt9-3w

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/head-phone-2013-by-jon-hammond-6591842

Jon Hammond original funk composition “Head Phone” performed at Jon Hammond’s annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt, kicking off the 2013 Musikmesse the night before with many special friends in the house – this cut from the 2nd set, Joe Lamond President & CEO of NAMM in the house with the NAMM Team and friends from all over the world, P.Mauriat Saxophones Team from Taipei Taiwan and Poland – Bernie of Bernies Music Land Australia – Japan, Hungary, USA, France – like a United Nations convention with a giant chocolate chocolate birthday cake! Celebrating 27 years Musikmesse and 60 years old birthday boy Jon Hammond at the organ with Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Totó Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar – special thanks to Thomas Eich for the super TecAmp bass rig with specially designed dual 12″ Neodymium speaker cabinet and TecAmp head powering Jon’s Sk1 Hammond organ – Jazzkeller Frankfurt Team, Messe Frankfurt – and the wonderful article with JH interview in Journal Frankfurt by Detlef Kinsler *in Deutsch: http://www.journal-frankfurt.de/journal_news/Kultur-9/My-home-away-from-home-Jon-Hammond-zum-27-Mal-auf-der-Musikmesse-18308.html?src=funkyjazz&id&rewrite_titel
Kultur –
JOURNAL FRANKFURTAlle NachrichtenKulturMy home away from home:
on Hammond zum 27. Mal auf der Musikmesse

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

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

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

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

Werden Sie im Jazzkeller wieder eine Hammond Orgel spielen?
Ja, sicher, das neueste Modell, eine Sk1, die exakt so klingt wie die legendäre B3. Ich liebe sie. Und sie wiegt nur noch sieben Kilo (Anm. des Autors: Das Original, ein echtes Möbel mit viel Holz, mussten immer zwei Menschen mit viel Muskelkraft die Treppen rauf und runter hieven), ein deutliches Indiz, dass wir in der Zukunft angekommen sind. Da stecken viele Jahre Forschung und Entwicklung drin, auch Bühnenerprobungen. Ich ziehe den Hut vor den Ingenieuren von Suzuki, ein unverwüstliches Instrument erschaffen zu haben. Und das unterziehe ich jetzt einen echten Härttest (lacht).
27. März 2013 Interview: Detlef Kinsler
Web: http://www.HammondCast.com/ ALL RIGHTS JON HAMMOND International / ASCAP

Dailymotion Motionmaker http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1055wa_head-phone-2013-by-jon-hammond-hd-1080p_music#.UZ4cEetAv6w

Detlef Kinsler (Journal Frankfurt / Frankfurter Rundschau) and Jon Hammond in Jazzkeller Frankfurt

Super Jenny Jennifer Schiele and Jon Hammond – Chocolate Chocolate Cake Action

Joe Lamond President & CEO of NAMM and Michael Falkenstein Leader of Hammond Deutschland – Chocolate Chocolate Cake Action

Jon Hammond Hammond Suzuki Artist and Tony Lakatos P.Mauriat Saxophones Artist 2013 Musikmesse

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: P.Mauriat Booth Jam FMS 2013 Day 3 Jazz and Blues Session Hall 4.1 E71 HD 1080p

Jon’s Archive http://archive.org/details/JonHammondP.MauriatBoothJamFMS2013Day3JazzandBluesSession

P.Mauriat Saxophones & Trumpets Booth Jazz and Blues Jam Session Frankfurt Musikmesse Day 3 with Jon Hammond at the organ with P.Mauriat Artists and Friends including (P.Mauriat Artists): Reiner Witzel alto saxophone, Klaus Wangorsch trumpet, André de Laat tenor sax (Friends) Mike Smith alto saxophone, Genzo Okabe alto sax – special thanks / dankeschön to Thomas Eich for TecAmp bass amp saved the day (again) Thanks Thomas! P.Mauriat founder Alex Mingmann Hsieh – very honored by my friend’s presence (shown in 2nd song) Mr. Kim Myung Hyun from Seoul Koria and P.Mauriat International Team Agnieszka Obrebska, David Kornusov, Yu Yang Lin aka Neo, Eric Hsu, Messe Frankfurt – Go For The Sound P Mauriat HQ! – JH
Day 2 LINK http://www.pmauriatmusic.com/en/news/4-events-news/265-p-mauriat-jazz-jam

Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RU8kRe-SdX0

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/p-mauriat-booth-jam-fms-2013-day-3-jazz-and-blues-session-hall-4-1-e71-6589760

Dailymotion motionmaker http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x101h7f_p-mauriat-booth-jam-fms-2013-day-3-hall-4-1-e71-hd-720p_music#.UZmzPpXfgyF

R.I.P. Jerry Garcia – I took this photo of Jerry in Paris France 1981, it was my very first trip to Europe – my friends The Grateful Dead were playing The Hippodrome Paris, France – October 17, 1981 – Jon Hammond

Jerry’s Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Garcia
Jerome John “Jerry” Garcia (August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995) was an American musician who was best known for his lead guitar work, singing and songwriting with the band the Grateful Dead.[1][2] Though he disavowed the role, Garcia was viewed by many as the leader or “spokesman” of the group.
One of its founders, Garcia performed with the Grateful Dead for their entire thirty-year career (1965–1995). Garcia also founded and participated in a variety of side projects, including the Saunders-Garcia Band (with longtime friend Merl Saunders), Jerry Garcia Band, Old and in the Way, the Garcia/Grisman acoustic duo, Legion of Mary, and the New Riders of the Purple Sage (which Garcia co-founded with John Dawson and David Nelson).[1] He also released several solo albums, and contributed to a number of albums by other artists over the years as a session musician. He was well known by many for his distinctive guitar playing and was ranked 13th in Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” cover story…

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: 2013 Musikmesse Warm Up Party Blues In The Jazzkeller HD 1080p

Joe Lamond President & CEO of NAMM with Jon and Jo

Jon’s Archive http://archive.org/details/JonHammond2013MusikmesseWarmUpPartyBluesInTheJazzkeller/

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