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HammondCast 3 Jon’s Journal November 27 2012

November 27, 2012

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Grooving out to my trusty Sony TFM-6060W FM/AM 2Band portable – goes a long time on a 9volt battery! – Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond in-studio with Chuy Varela who is the long-time Bay Area Music Director of stations KPFA & KCSM talking about the Bay Area music scene and travels in Europe. From there to Paris France for a live concert broadcast on Radio France Inter hosted by M. Andre Francis the legendary French Jazz Radio Producer. The concert/broadcast took place in March of 1996. From Paris to Frankfurt Germany to the AFN Europe Headquarters, Jon Hammond and the Late Rent Session Men live on AFN’s Powerlite Show, the trio was crowded around one big old Neumann tube microphone and broadcast world-wide live of first performance of Jon’s composition “New Funk/Hip-Hop Chitlins” with James Preston of the Sons of Champlin on drums, Barry Finnerty-guitar and Jon on Hammond XB-2 organ.
All songs are written by Jon Hammond and ASCAP Published JON HAMMOND International, Inc.

Couple of the Day on Fifth Avenue – Jon Hammond

Business is a little slow today for giant Elmo Muppet person! Hopefully it will pick up

– Jon Hammond — with Elmo at Times Square NYC

Congratulations Times Square Nuptials Couple!

– Jon Hammond — at Times Square NYC

Every piano has a story – this one is pretty much a goner, but it lives outside of

Soundwave Studios now, bio-degradable! – Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond’s Sk1 Hammond organ in live room at Coyote Hearing Studios for Kiyoshi Foster recording session

– Jon Hammond — at Coyote Hearing Studio – Jeremy Black at the controls – Kiyoshi’s record will be coming out soon! – JH — at Coyote Hearing Studio

Folks, something told me I had better get on down to see my main man Lou Colombo last week

in Fort Myers FL, I played on Lou’s band for 2.5 years in Cape Cod at the Wychmere Harbor Club

and Thompson’s Clam Bar in Harwich Port MA. It was an important time of my life and career and

he was always very generous to me, kept me on my toes throwing tunes at me in all keys the music

never stopped once we hit.

I just saw Lou a few days ago in Fort Myers FL at the gig he was playing at his Daughter Sherri’s restaurant

and hub Marc Neeley – Roadhouse Cafe, he was at the top of his game, playing great as ever and looking like a

million dollars. I am deeply saddened to receive terrible tragic news this morning from Lou’s fine trombonist

Nelson E. Foucht that Lou was tragically killed last night just 4 blocks from Roadhouse Cafe coming home from the

gig. My deepest condolences to the Colombo Family, Lou’s Wife Noel, daughters Lori, Sherri, David all his 6 kids, extended

Family of friends and musicians. I am totally blown away, thankful that I had the opportunity to know him and play with

him nightly back in the 70’s and then to see and hear him again at the end of his life, thanks Lou!

Here are some photos from just a few days taken by my long-time great girlfriend Jennifer and myself at his gig,

R.I.P. Big Lou – Louis Colombo the greatest trumpet player bandleader baseball slugger and golfer ever!

I used to go with Lou to the golf course where he had the snack concession in Yarmouth just to watch him drive

balls in to outer space. I couldn’t believe how far and hard he could hit the ball. Lou would put on black

executioner gloves and hit the ball and it would disappear, just keep on sailing in to the sky like Lou’s spirit

must be now. His music and great memories will live on forever.

Sincerely,

Jon Hammond – Member AFM Local 802 and Local 6 Musicians Union

*Note: Lou’s band the other night at Roadhouse Cafe were so great, I’m so sorry cats:

Nelson Foucht on trombone, F.L. “Woody” Brubaker piano and keyboard bass, Richard Iannuzzi drums and Gil DiBenedetto tenor saxophone and clarinet.

Jon Hammond and Lou Colombo

**Note: Lou Colombo and my neighbor Leo Ball (R.I.P.) also a fine trumpet player member of Local 802 were born on the same day in Brockton MA

*Note: Lou called me on my cell phone when I was at the airport just about to fly out of Tampa TPA Airport, he told me he really dug

my album that I had given him “NDR SESSIONS Projekt” my first record of mostly standards, it was inspired much by him actually. Lou

was talking about the horn players on it, Lutz Buechner and Joe “Jo” Gallardo, he really dug them and he told me we were going to do

something back up in the Cape for sure. I was very touched by his call and he had called me on my previous birthday last year, I got

all choked up when he told me that. Thanks a million Lou!

Jon

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Lou Colombo Movie by Jon Hammond

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Lou Colombo and Jon Hammond – 02/23/2012

1978 Photo of Lou Colombo Band with Jon Hammond on B3 organ House Band at private club Wychmere Harbor Club in Harwich Port Cape Cod MA
L to R: Frank Shea drums, Lou Colombo trumpet, Jack Pena guitar, Jon Hammond B3 organ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkqBaFIAXn4

Jon Hammond here…I just came back from visiting my main man Lou Colombo the great trumpet player bandleader and former Pro Baseball player in Fort Myers Florida. I played on Lou’s band for 2.5 years in the late 70’s in house band at the Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod. Lou is going strong happy to report, playing regularly at the restaurant of his daughter Sherri and son inlaw Marc Neeley – Roadhouse Cafe during winter months and in the summer he plays at his son David’s Roadhouse Cafe in Hyannis MA on Cape Cod. I schlepped my Hammond Sk1 organ all the way down there in hopes I could sit in with Lou for a couple of tunes but unfortunately that wasn’t possible, however I shot some video of Lou and his fine group, so enjoy the music and personality of Lou Colombo, one of the all-time greats on his instrument!
The musicians on Lou’s band here at Roadhouse Cafe are Nelson Foucht on trombone, F.L. “Woody” Brubaker piano and keyboard bass, Richard Iannuzzi drums and Gil DiBenedetto tenor saxophone and clarinet.
Plus a little bit of flashback audio from our gig in 1978 near the end some photos, old and new from just a few days ago. Enjoy folks! sincerely, Jon Hammond

*Note: Some Baseball Stats for Louis Colombo as a player – he played pro baseball until breaking ankle at age 24 –

Louis Colombo:
1953 Newport News Dodgers Statistics — Minor Leagues – Baseball …
www.baseball-reference.com › Minor Leagues › Teams
Affiliation: Brooklyn Dodgers-NL Manager: … 6, Louis Colombo*, 26, 123, 432, 134, 20, 1, 4 .310 .389, 168. 7,

1945 Brooklyn Dodgers Minor League Affiliations – Baseball …
www.baseball-reference.com › Minor Leagues › Affiliates
1945 Brooklyn Dodgers Minor League Affiliates. Other Years: 1944 ….. 49, Louis Colombo*, 18, NNW, B, 56, 213, 66, 12, 2, 3 .310 .427, 91. 50,

*Member Local 802 and Local 6 Musicans Union, a HammondCast http://www.HammondCast.com

http://vimeo.com/37842424

Lou Colombo Movie by Jon Hammond from Jon Hammond on Vimeo.

This is my Hammond Sk1 Organ in GKPE-49-TSA Gator Flight Case after I finally got it back from Newark EWR Airport after flying with it to Fort Myers from San Francisco, then taking it to Lou’s gig at Roadhouse Cafe, flying to JFK but my organ went to Newark by mistake. It was supposed to be delivered but they never even left the airport with it, so I took a bus ride back out to New Jersey from Times Square and picked it up personally. You can see the big INSPECTED sticker that TSA plastered of my American Federation of Musicians Union sticker. 2 days later I flew with it to San Francisco for a gig and that’s where I am now with my Sk1 Hammond Organ.

Lou’s band in front of Roadhouse Cafe Fort Myers FL

L to R: F.L. “Woody” Brubaker piano and keyboard bass, Gil DiBenedetto tenor saxophone and clarinet, Lou Colombo trumpet vocals, Nelson Foucht trombone, Richard Iannuzzi drums – photo by Jon Hammond

Lou Colombo, Trumpet, Jazz, Roadhouse Cafe, Fort Myers FL, Brooklyn Dodgers, 1978, Wychmere Harbor Club, Local 802 Musicians Union

**Note: Lou Colombo and my neighbor Leo Ball (R.I.P.) also a fine trumpet player member of Local 802 were born on the same day in Brockton MA

*LISTEN TO AUDIO: HERE HammondCast 17 and Breaking News from Jon Hammond

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HammondCast 17, just back from Hamburg Germany where I recorded my new album, an official production of NDR Radio in Studio 1 with some of my all-time favorite musicians: Lutz Buchner (Sax), Joe Gallardo (Trombone), Heinz Lichius (Drums), myself-Jon Hammond (XK-3 Organ/Bass) and Engineer: Rudy Grosser in Studio 1 NDR Radio. I’ll be playing some selections rough mixes (not so rough actually!) as my Christmas gift to the listeners, and speaking of Christmas…from inside San Francisco County Jail #8 “Pod E”, a live recording of my trio’s annual Christmas Prison Show with the great tenor saxophonist Larry Schneider & Ronnie Smith Jr. on drums along with myself on keys playing the Christmas classic: “Have Yourself a Merry Christmas”. Every year I tell the ladies “And ya’ better be good!”
And from the Studio 1 NDR Sessions my original blues shuffle: No X-Cess Baggage Blues, some fine playing by Lutz on one of my favorite ballads: My One and Only Love and my theme song: “Late Rent”. Special thanks to Knut Benzner of NDR Radio for co-producing these recordings now heard on KYOU Radio, 1550 on the AM Dial.
Jon Hammond
http://www.HammondCast.com

NDR SESSIONS Projekt

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ndr-sessions-projekt/id154024761

Spotlight on Lou Colombo

*LISTEN TO AUDIO: HammondCast 202 Pt 2 Spotlight on Lou Colombo KYOU Radio

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HammondCast 202 KYOU Radio special edition with part 2 of recording from Wychmere Harbor Club when Jon played B3 organ on the Lou Colombo Band, the house band at Wychmere Harbor Club in Harwich Port Cape Cod MA. First backing up a feature dance duo with cha cha and then Emily waltz, Saturday Night Fever followed by the chaser ‘California Here I Come’, then Summertime, Hello Dolly medley, Bossa nova medley Watch What Happens in to Wave and then a cooking “In The Mood” taking it home with Jon’s “Lydia’s Tune” and some of Sidewinder © http://www.HammondCast.com

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*LISTEN TO AUDIO: HammondCast 201 KYOU Radio Spotlight on Lou Colombo Wychmere Harbor Club House Band

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HammondCast 201 KYOU Radio, today Jon Hammond puts the spotlight on LOU COLOMBO trumpet player band leader originally from Brockton MA, Jon played organ with Lou for 2.5 years on the house band at the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club and Thompson’s Clam Bar in Harwich Port Cape Cod MA – a recently discovered recording from the bandstand with Lou Colombo, Jon Hammond on B3 organ, Frank Shea drums and 2 additional horns on a big Saturday night: “Meditation” medley with “Shadow of Your Smile”, “Honeysuckle Rose”, “Stars Fell On Alabama” medley with “Georgia”, “How Deep Is Your Love”, “Satin Doll”

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HammondCast 20 Journal Jon Hammond August 10, 2012

August 9, 2012

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

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Anaheim California — Jon Hammond, Joe Berger, Tony Arambarri
http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/joe-berger

Happy to announce that my long-time colleague and friend Joe Berger has been specially interviewed and archived for keeps in the NAMM Oral History, congratulations Joe! and very special thanks to Tony Arambarri NAMM Archivist and Dan Del Fiorentino NAMM Historian, sincerely Jon Hammond
“Joe Berger knows sound! Joe has been mixing sound for over 30 years and he stopped counting at 35,000 bands! Also a virtuoso guitar player with his own definitive, unique playing style and “ear”, Joe has jammed with the likes of John Entwistle and Jack Bruce. He has also been a fixture at music trade shows for decades as a guitar demonstrator, having set a record for most hours played at a single trade show.”
Joe Berger
Interview Date: January 20, 2012
Job Title: Musician, Product Endorser

Fort Myers Florida — Lou Colombo and Jon Hammond

http://hammondjazz.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/lou-colombo-movie-part-2-by-jon-hammond/
Lou Colombo Movie Part 2 by Jon Hammond
*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Lou Colombo Movie Part 2 by Jon Hammond

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcVNnbM2RjQ

*Update with very sad news, Folks, just a few days after I visited my good friend and bandleader, the greatest – Lou Colombo in Fort Myers Florida, I received an email on my cell phone just before going on a hospital gig from Lou’s trombonist Nelson Foucht telling me that Lou was killed on the next gig driving home the night before, on March 3rd just 4 blocks from his Daughter’s restaurant where he had just played. I am totally devastated and heart broken, sending my deepest condolences to the Colombo Family and all his musicians and extended family and friends. Rest in Peace Lou Colombo, the greatest trumpet player who ever lived…you will seen and hear on this film I shot just days ago. In Lou’s memory, thanks for everything Big Lou! Sincerely, Jon Hammond

*written before Lou’s passing:
Jon Hammond here…I just came back from visiting my main man Lou Colombo the great trumpet player bandleader and former Pro Baseball player in Fort Myers Florida. I played on Lou’s band for 2.5 years in the late 70′s in house band at the Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod… — in Fort Myers, FL

Anaheim California — Tam Carroll & Tom Carroll (both fine trumpet players) with Jon Hammond and Bernard Purdie at Winter NAMM Show

first NAMM for Tam & Tom! — with Bernard Purdie at The NAMM Show

Frankfurt Germany — Bandstand shot from my organ of Bobby Kimball, Tommy Denander, Pi TTi Hecht on Agora Stage Frankfurt Musikmesse – Bobby drinks copious amounts of water onstage and sings his ass off daily! Jon Hammond Youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wcy1arOJrRQ

2012 Frankfurt Musikmesse backstage at the big Agora Stage just seconds before going on the bandstand in concert with Tommy Denander’s Allstar band, with footage from the concert of Hendrix tribute playing Little Wing with these great musicians:
“The legendary Jam-of-the Year Band” with Bobby Kimball (TOTO), Tommy Denander (guitar player, e.g. for Michael Jackson), Bruce Gaitsch (guitar player, e.g. for Richard Marx), Chuck Plaisance vocals, Curt Bisquera (drummer, e.g. for Tina Turner) und Jekko S. Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ, Zlatko Jimmy Kresic keys, Pi TTi Hecht percussion… — with Tommy Denander and 2 others at Musikmesse Frankfurt

New York NY — Bill Cunningham photographer staking out 57th & Fifth Avenue, he was slinking around me getting shots and trying to stay out of view of my camera but I got him

*Bill Cunningham who shoots almost daily on corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th St. This is a guy who shoots people candidly, yet he has an aversion to being on-camera himself. He is quite adept at slinking away and moving in back of you anytime your lens levels off in his direction. I’ve seen the man for years and he has always done that, my first shots of him date back to 1985. Here I got him on-camera just this morning – Bill Cunningham shot by Jon Hammond
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Cunningham_(photographer)
William J. Cunningham (born March 13, 1929) is a fashion photographer for The New York Times, known for his candid and street photography. Cunningham dropped out of Harvard University in 1948 and moved to New York, where he initially worked in advertising. Not long after, he quit his job and struck out on his own, making hats under the name “William J.” After being drafted (causing his business to fold) and serving a tour in the U.S. Army, he returned to New York and got a job writing for the Chicago Tribune. During his years as a writer, he contributed significantly to fashion journalism, introducing American audiences to Azzedine Alaïa and Jean-Paul Gaultier. While working at the Tribune and at Women’s Wear Daily, he began taking photographs of fashion on the streets of New York. As the result of a chance photograph of Greta Garbo, he published a group of his impromptu pictures in the Times in December 1978, which soon became a regular series.His editor, Arthur Gelb, has called these photographs “a turning point for the Times, because it was the first time the paper had run pictures of well-known people without getting their permission.” Cunningham photographs people and the passing scene in the streets of Manhattan every day. Most of his pictures, he has said, are never published. Designer Oscar de la Renta has said, “More than anyone else in the city, he has the whole visual history of the last 40 or 50 years of New York. It’s the total scope of fashion in the life of New York.”Though he has made a career out of unexpected photographs of celebrities, socialites, and fashion personalities, many in those categories value his company. According to David Rockefeller, Brooke Astor asked he be invited to her 100th birthday party, the only member of the media so honored.[3] In 2008 he was awarded the title Officier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture. In 2010, filmmaker Richard Press and Philip Gefter of The Times produced Bill Cunningham New York a documentary about Cunningham, including his trademark bicycle and camera,.The film was released on March 16, 2011. It reveals various of Cunningham’s eccentricities: he was living in a tiny, apparently one-room, apartment in the Carnegie Hall building, filled with filing cabinets and boxes of his photographs. He does not have a wardrobe, a kitchen or even his own bathroom. Despite his interest in fashion, his clothes are few and purely utilitarian. He was featured on The Culture Show in March 2012. On the Street, Cunningham’s weekly slideshow for the Times online “Capturing the Elusive Bill Cunningham”, New York Times story about Bill Cunningham New York The movie “Bill Cunningham New York” — with Bill Cunningham at Louis Vuitton 57th St NYC

Pedro Rafael Rosado I sit next to Bill and I can confirm that he does not like being the focus of attention. Wonderfully nice man!

Jon Hammond Glad to hear Bill Cunningham is a nice cat Pedro! Jon

Berkeley CA — My friend Tam’s 1959 Sunbeam sports car – Jon Hammond
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunbeam_(car_company)

“There was one more model of the Sunbeam-Talbot that appeared in 1953 in the form of an Alpine, a two seater sports roadster which was initially developed by a Sunbeam-Talbot dealer George Hartwell in Bournemouth as a one-off rally car that had its beginnings as a 1952 drophead coupé. It was named supposedly by Norman Garrad, (works Competition Department) who was heavily involved in the Sunbeam-Talbot successes in the Alpine Rally in the early 1950s using the Saloon model. The Alpine Mark I and Mark III (a Mark II was never made) were hand built like the Drophead Coupé at Thrupp & Maberly coachbuilders from 1953 to 1955 when production ceased after close to 3000 were produced. It has been estimated that perhaps only 200 remain in existence today. The Talbot name was dropped in 1954 for the Sunbeam Alpine sports car, making Sunbeam the sports-performance marque. In 1955 a Sunbeam saloon won the Monte Carlo Rally. Production ceased in 1956 and replaced by the sporty Sunbeam Rapier.
In 1959 a totally new Alpine was introduced, and the 1955 Rapier (essentially a badge-engineered Hillman Minx) was upgraded. After several successful series of the Alpine were released, director of US West-Coast operations, Ian Garrad, became interested in the success of the AC Cobra, which mounted a small-block V-8 engine in the small AC Ace frame to create one of the most successful sports cars of all time. Garrad became convinced the Alpine frame could also be adapted the same way, and contracted Carroll Shelby to prototype such a fit with a Ford engine. The result was the Sunbeam Tiger, released in 1964, which went on to be a huge success.”

Tam with his 1959 Sunbeam Sports Car at dusk

Hofheim am Taunus — Jon Hammond’s annual Musikmesse-Session – Jon Hammond Trio *became a Trio after Harry (Petersen) walked off the gig. The last thing he told me was he thought the sound man was trying to ‘sabotage his sound’ (Actually the sound was fantastic, we love the sound at Jazzkeller Hofheim!)

t was the first night Harry used a wireless mic with a belt pack – Joe Berger guitar, Heinz Lichius drums, Jon Hammond Organ / bass http://www.jonhammondband.com/ — with Joe Berger at Jazzkeller Hofheim

Frankfurt Germany — Jon Hammond is playing the famous tri-color Excelsior electric midi accorion colors of Italy – built in Castelfidardo, viva Italia / Excelsior! – Jon Hammond at Frankfurt Musikmesse
http://www.accordionradio.com/

Youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l4-fQyqCd8
First-time ever Midi Accordion controlling Hammond Organ in March of 1992, played with bass lines on the buttons by JON HAMMOND Blues Band at JAZZKELLER Frankfurt. Jon Hammond managed to get sponsorship from Philip Morris to fly BARRY FINNERTY in from New York for the show which was the very first of Jon’s annual “Jon Hammond’s Musikmesse Warm Up Party” with all-star band. On the band with Jon also was DERRICK JAMES alto sax, ALAIN NAU drums from Forbach, UWE GEHRING aka WESLEY G guitar from Kaiserslautern. JOE BERGER Mixed this recording live under the piano with a guy blowing cigar smoke in his face (smoking was legal then). – JH

Frankfurt Germany — Heavy Metal Bagpipe Band at Sennheiser Stand Musikmesse

Larry Coryell didn’t know quite what to think of this group, memorable comment from Larry! – Jon Hammond — at Musikmesse Frankfurt

Hofheim am Taunus — We love Hofheim! Jon Hammond’s annual Musikmesse-Session at Jazzkeller Hofheim, many friends in the house – Jon Hammond

with Joe Berger and Neil Witchard at Jazzkeller Hofheim

Hofheim am Taunus — Harry Petersen tenor sax reading down Jon Hammond’s Book 13 on Jon’s annual Musikmesse-Session in Jazzkeller Hofheim – Jon Hammond Band

http://www.jonhammondband.com/ — with Harry Petersen

Hofheim am Taunus — Jon Hammond with AFN’s Bill Hickman at Jon’s annual Musikmesse-Session in Jazzkeller Hofheim

with Bill Hickman at Jazzkeller Hofheim

Hofheim am Taunus — Jon Hammond Band annual Musikmesse-Session in Jazzkeller Hofheim, Joe Berger aka The Berger-Meister guitar, Heinz Lichius drums, Harry Petersen tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond organ/bass

http://www.jonhammondband.com/ — with Joe Berger and Harry Petersen.

Frankfurt Germany — Jon Hammond jamming down with Italian lady accordion star / prodigy Silvia Pagni with the super fantastic hand-built Excelsior accordions from Castelfidardo Italy at Frankfurt Musikmesse

with Silvia Pagni at Musikmesse Frankfurt

Frankfurt Germany — Excelsior Accordion Jam Session with super fantastic Silvia Pagni & Jon Hammond and main man Nello Gabrielloni at Frankfurt Musikmesse

at Musikmesse Frankfurt

HAMMOND SOUND CARAVAN 2012
九州公演 出演者 Jon Hammond
Cast –
http://www.suzuki-music.co.jp/hammond/topics/063_kyusyu_performer.html
We are currently studying the second year of senior high school Kajiki Kagoshima Prefecture.
Hammond organ from the age of five, but under the guidance of Professor Tamiko Yamaguchi.
I plan to continue even though the university.
Thank you.
Music Kumamoto Junior College Graduation: (now College of Music, 2003).
Studied with Messrs. Fujiko Takemoto, Jun Wakiyama.
Grand Prize at the National Convention of Hammond Festival 2004.
JAZZ contest finals played the same year in Asakusa, solo players fighting-spirit award department.
Living in Tosu.

Begin under the guidance of Mr. Hammond organ Tamiko Yamaguchi from childhood…

San Francisco California — The Golden Gate Bridge as seen today from China Beach – Jon Hammond

at China Beach

San Francisco California — Lombard Street crookedest street in the world – Jon Hammond
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lombard_Street_(San_Francisco)

Lombard Street is an east–west street in San Francisco, California. It is famous for having a steep, one-block section that consists of eight tight hairpin turns.
Lombard Street begins at Presidio Boulevard inside The Presidio and runs east through the Cow Hollow neighborhood. For twelve blocks, between Broderick Street and Van Ness Avenue, it is a principal arterial road that is co-signed as U.S. Route 101. Lombard Street then continues through the Russian Hill neighborhood and onto the Telegraph Hill neighborhood. At Telegraph Hill it breaks off to the south, becoming Telegraph Hill Boulevard, leading to Pioneer Park and Coit Tower. Lombard Street starts again at Winthrop Street and finally terminates at The Embarcadero as a collector road.[1]
Lombard Street is best known for the one-way section on Russian Hill between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets, in which the roadway has eight sharp turns (or switchbacks) that have earned the street the distinction of being the crookedest [most winding] street in the world (though this title is contested – see “See Also” links). The switchback’s design, first suggested by property owner Carl Henry[citation needed] and instituted in 1922,[2] was born out of necessity in order to reduce the hill’s natural 27% grade,[3] which was too steep for most vehicles. It is also a serious hazard to pedestrians, who are accustomed to a more reasonable sixteen-degree incline[clarification needed]. The crooked section of the street, which is about 1⁄4 mile (400 m) long, is reserved for one-way traffic traveling east (downhill) and is paved with red bricks. The speed limit in this section is 5 mph (8 km/h).
In 1999, a Crooked Street Task Force was created to try to solve traffic problems in the neighborhoods around the winding section of Lombard Street. In 2001, the Task Force decided that it would not be legal to permanently close the block to vehicular traffic. Instead, the Task Force decided to institute a summer parking ban in the area, to bar eastbound traffic on major holidays, and to increase fines for parking in the area. The Task Force also proposed the idea of using minibuses to ferry sightseers to the famous block, although residents debated the efficiency of such a solution, since one of the attractions of touring the area is driving along the twisting section of the street.
The Powell-Hyde cable car line stops at the top of this block.

San Francisco California — Spaceship sighted – Jon Hammond

at The Embarcadero

Sidecar bike sighted – Jon Hammond

San Francisco California — Bryce Bryce Clark Piano Tuning on Tour – Live in North Beach San Francisco! Jon Hammond

with Bryce Bryce Clark at Green Tortoise Hostel San Francisco

Frankfurt Germany — Saray Pastanesi Baeckerei & Konditorei Bakery rocks!
They baked my birthday cake (59th year b’day) incredible cake my friends, dankeschoen! Jon Hammond
http://vimeo.com/39567504

et Back In The Groove Jon Hammond Band in Jazzkeller Musikmesse Frankfurt
2012 Annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party hosted by Jon Hammond Band in Jazzkeller Frankfurt “Get Back In The Groove” / Tribute to 9/11 by Jon Hammond
with Tony Lakatos tenor sax, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Gulino drums,
Jon Hammond at the Hammond Sk1 organ,
special guest Lee Oskar harmonica.
This performance marks 26 years consecutive attending Musikmesse Frankfurt and
it was also on the birthday of Jon Hammond March 20th, 2012 with a big chocolate on chocolate cake baked by Saray Pastanesi Baeckerei & Konditorei bakery.. — at Mainzer Landstrasse

New York NY — That tape recorder is my ReVox A700 ‘the poor man’s Studer’ – I bought it in 1976 and cut my first radio play releases on it. Still a great machine! Jon Hammond

*Recorded on ReVox A700:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Sidewinder/dp/B0014NVNSA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1344431282&sr=8-1&keywords=Sidewinder+Jon+Hammond
ReVox
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revox
ReVox is a brand name of Swiss audio equipment created by Studer on March 27, 1951.
The ReVox brand name was spun off into Studer Revox AG in 1990. During Studer’s acquisition by Harman International Industries, Revox was sold separately to a group of private investors. The “V” in the current company logo is a larger capital than the other letters, and in mixed case the spelling “ReVox” is sometimes used, but in all older and most newer references the name is shown as “Revox”.
Many consider ReVox open-reel tape recorders to be high-end audio equipment. The most famous of these are the G36 (valve type), A77 (solid state with relay controls) and B77 (solid state with logic control and direct-drive). The A700 was the top of the line 1970s machine with 3-speed quartz PLL capstan, or, like the B77 which appeared in 1979, variable tape speed from 2.5 to 22.5 inches per second.

Mountain View California — Thank you Bill Graham Presents Hospitality Team for the fully stocked catered and highly air conditioned dressing room when I played at The Shoreline Amphitheatre! Sandwiches, beverages, candy bars, merci beaucoup! Jon Hammond

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoreline_Amphitheatre
Shoreline Amphitheatre is an outdoor amphitheater, in Mountain View, California, USA, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Inside the venue it has a capacity of 22,500, with 6,500 reserved seats and 16,000 general admission on the lawn. When the parking lot is utilized for festival stages the total capacity of the venue can reach 30,000.
The amphitheatre was built from 1985–1986, by the city of Mountain View, in cooperation with local promoter Bill Graham, as part of the Shoreline Park project. Graham designed the amphitheatre to resemble The Grateful Dead’s “steal your face” image. Each row of fixed seating at the amphitheatre has a pitch of three feet, providing ample legroom and space for dancing.
The premiere season was during the Summer of 1986; it was planned to open with a concert by The Grateful Dead, who had to cancel, due to Jerry Garcia’s coma. They returned and performed on October 3, 1987 and June 16, 1990, these shows were recorded and later released as a live album, entitled View from the Vault, Volume Three.
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe performed and recorded their live album, entitled An Evening of Yes Music Plus, here on September 9, 1989.
The Dave Matthews Band performed and recorded their show, on July 6, 1997, which was later released as a live album, entitled Live Trax Vol. 17.
The amphitheatre has also played host to music festivals, including The Vans Warped Tour, The Mayhem Festival, The Area:One and Area2 Festival, Lollapalooza, H.O.R.D.E., Projekt Revolution, Ozzfest and Lilith Fair.
In its opening year, a fan attending a Steve Winwood concert flicked a cigarette lighter and ignited methane that had been leaking from a landfill underneath the theatre. Several small fires were reported that season. After those incidents the city of Mountain View commissioned methane testing studies, to define the locus of methane vapors emanating from the soil within the amphitheater.[1] These tests were used in developing a design for improved methane monitoring and more efficient methane extraction to assure the amphitheater became safe as an outdoor venue. Ultimately, the lawn was removed, a gas barrier and better methane removal equipment was installed, and then the lawn was re-installed. — at Shoreline Amphitheatre At Mountain View

New York NY — Rest In Peace Art Jenkins (Arnold Jenkins) the great innovative vocalist with Sun Ra Arkestra for 36 years, and leader of his own quartet.
This picture I shot of Art was at our Local 802 Monday Night Jazz Sessions – seen here with bassist Alex Layne and off camera it was Billy Kaye on drums – R.I.P. Art! Jon Hammond

Obit: http://www.weirdomusic.com/2012/04/17/vocalist-art-jenkins-has-left-the-planet/
Youtube http://youtube.com/watch?v=nHNCJN8dxTk

Art (Arnold) Jenkins, a member of the Sun Ra Arkestra for 36 years, left the planet on April 13, 2012, a mere five days before his 79th birthday. He was a vocalist, lyricist, composer, poet, percussionist, and a deeply valued and respected member of the Sun Ra Arkestra. Art’s vocals ranged from the classic big band variety to the avant-garde outer space offerings that he did using a space megaphone, which Art referred to as his “secret weapon”.
Art Jenkins first joined the Sun Ra Arkestra in 1960 and his first recording as a member of the Arkestra was “Secrets of the Sun” in 1962. He was on 7 more recordings with the Arkestra through 1971. Art then took a break from the rigors of rehearsing and touring with Sun Ra, but he returned to the Arkestra again in 1988 and never looked away again from the creative and omniversal challenges of being an active Sun Ra Arkestra member. He recorded 7 more times with the Arkestra during his second stint, the last two being “A Song for the Sun” and “Music for the 21st Century” (both on the El Ra Records label).

Beyond the Arkestra, Art Jenkins self-produced the “Under the Sun” CD showcasing the quartet that he led between Arkestra engagements. He also demonstrated his lyrical skills with his moving composition on the “King” chart dedicated to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, which was recorded by the Brooklyn Repretory Ensemble on the “Pragmatic Optimism” CD (on the 360 Music label).

During a lifetime devoted to jazz, Art Jenkins performed at jazz festivals, concert halls, dance halls, night clubs, and on radio and TV shows. His energy and creativity will not be forgotten, but his presence will surely be missed by the legions of Sun Ra Arkestra fans and by the remaining members of the Sun Ra Arkestra. — with Alex Layne at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM

Analog Central Control Folks, still a tapehead! Jon Hammond
http://kernelpanichammondcast.blogspot.com/2012/08/hammondcast-26-and-jon-hammond-journal.html

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: HammondCast 26 http://archive.org/details/JonHammondHammondCast26 HammondCast 26 from New York based Organist/Accordionist JON HAMMOND, this show’s special guests: EDDIE MONEY, Jon’s friend for many years debuting the new Breakout Single “You Don’t Know Me” from Eddie’s new album “WANNA GO BACK” on the Big Deal Productions label, available on CD Baby.com and Apple iTunes. Also exclusive interview with BARRY MELTON original founding member of COUNTRY JOE and the FISH, guitarist and practicing Attorney of Law in Yolo County CA

Lou Colombo, Silvia Pagni, Accordion, Jon Hammond, Fort Myers, Castelfidardo, Bobby Kimball, Tommy Denander, Musikmesse, NAMM Show, Oral History, Joe Berger, Radio TV

Memorial Celebration for Lou Colombo scheduled for Father’s Day June 17, 2012 Hyannis MA

June 9, 2012

Hyannis MA — Memorial Celebration for Lou Colombo Scheduled for June 17, 2012 Father’s Day

Please join our family and friends in the…
Memorial Celebration of the Life of Lou Colombo
the “leading light of Jazz on Cape Cod”
Sunday, June 17, 2012 – Father’s Day
Featuring
a New Orleans Traditional Jazz Funeral Procession
(beginning at 2:30pm at Colombo’s Cafe & Pastries, 544 Main St., Hyannis)
We will be walking from Colombo’s Cafe and Pastries to the Melody Tent
and
the Memorial Celebration of the “Life of Lou Colombo”
(3:00 to 6:00pm at The Cape Cod Melody Tent, 21 West Main St., Hyannis)
featuring live performances by many notable musicians
Lou Colombo CDs available for purchase
(All proceeds of CD sales to benefit the Lou Colombo Music Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation.)
Free Admission

Photo just a few days before Lou’s tragic accident, Feb. 28th 2012 Lou Colombo & Jon Hammond in Fort Myers Florida

Lou Colombo Band circa 1978 Wychmere Harbor Club – L to R: Frank Shea, Lou Colombo, Jack Pena, Jon Hammond

‎*Update with very sad news, Folks, just a few days after I visited my good friend and bandleader, the greatest – Lou Colombo in Fort Myers Florida, I received an email on my cell phone just before going on a hospital gig from Lou’s trombonist Nelson Foucht telling me that Lou was killed on the next gig driving home the night before, on March 3rd just 4 blocks from his Daughter’s restaurant where he had just played. I am totally devastated and heart broken, sending my deepest condolences to the Colombo Family and all his musicians and extended family and friends. Rest in Peace Lou Colombo, the greatest trumpet player who ever lived…you will see and hear on this film I shot just days ago. In Lou’s memory, thanks for everything Big Lou! Sincerely, Jon Hammond

www.youtube.com

‎*Update with very sad news, Folks, just a few days after I visited my good friend and bandleader, the greatest – Lou Colombo in Fort Myers Florida, I receive…

Story Behind The Lou Colombo Movie by Jon Hammond

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Lou Colombo Movie by Jon Hammond

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

Lou Colombo and Jon Hammond – 02/23/2012

1978 Photo of Lou Colombo Band with Jon Hammond on B3 organ House Band at private club Wychmere Harbor Club in Harwich Port Cape Cod MA
L to R: Frank Shea drums, Lou Colombo trumpet, Jack Pena guitar, Jon Hammond B3 organ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkqBaFIAXn4

Jon Hammond here…I just came back from visiting my main man Lou Colombo the great trumpet player bandleader and former Pro Baseball player in Fort Myers Florida. I played on Lou’s band for 2.5 years in the late 70’s in house band at the Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod. Lou is going strong happy to report, playing regularly at the restaurant of his daughter Sherri and son inlaw Marc Neeley – Roadhouse Cafe during winter months and in the summer he plays at his son David’s Roadhouse Cafe in Hyannis MA on Cape Cod. I schlepped my Hammond Sk1 organ all the way down there in hopes I could sit in with Lou for a couple of tunes but unfortunately that wasn’t possible, however I shot some video of Lou and his fine group, so enjoy the music and personality of Lou Colombo, one of the all-time greats on his instrument!
The musicians on Lou’s band here at Roadhouse Cafe are Nelson Foucht on trombone, F.L. “Woody” Brubaker piano and keyboard bass, Richard Iannuzzi drums and Gil DiBenedetto tenor saxophone and clarinet.
Plus a little bit of flashback audio from our gig in 1978 near the end some photos, old and new from just a few days ago. Enjoy folks! sincerely, Jon Hammond

*Note: Some Baseball Stats for Louis Colombo as a player – he played pro baseball until breaking ankle at age 24 –

Louis Colombo:
1953 Newport News Dodgers Statistics — Minor Leagues – Baseball …
www.baseball-reference.com › Minor Leagues › Teams
Affiliation: Brooklyn Dodgers-NL Manager: … 6, Louis Colombo*, 26, 123, 432, 134, 20, 1, 4 .310 .389, 168. 7,

1945 Brooklyn Dodgers Minor League Affiliations – Baseball …
www.baseball-reference.com › Minor Leagues › Affiliates
1945 Brooklyn Dodgers Minor League Affiliates. Other Years: 1944 ….. 49, Louis Colombo*, 18, NNW, B, 56, 213, 66, 12, 2, 3 .310 .427, 91. 50,

*Member Local 802 and Local 6 Musicans Union, a HammondCast http://www.HammondCast.com

http://vimeo.com/37842424


Lou Colombo Movie by Jon Hammond from Jon Hammond on Vimeo.
http://www.facebook.com/v/10150559263552102

This is my Hammond Sk1 Organ in GKPE-49-TSA Gator Flight Case after I finally got it back from Newark EWR Airport after flying with it to Fort Myers from San Francisco, then taking it to Lou’s gig at Roadhouse Cafe, flying to JFK but my organ went to Newark by mistake. It was supposed to be delivered but they never even left the airport with it, so I took a bus ride back out to New Jersey from Times Square and picked it up personally. You can see the big INSPECTED sticker that TSA plastered of my American Federation of Musicians Union sticker. 2 days later I flew with it to San Francisco for a gig and that’s where I am now with my Sk1 Hammond Organ.

Lou’s band in front of Roadhouse Cafe Fort Myers FL

L to R: F.L. “Woody” Brubaker piano and keyboard bass, Gil DiBenedetto tenor saxophone and clarinet, Lou Colombo trumpet vocals, Nelson Foucht trombone, Richard Iannuzzi drums – photo by Jon Hammond

Lou Colombo, Trumpet, Jazz, Roadhouse Cafe, Fort Myers FL, Brooklyn Dodgers, 1978, Wychmere Harbor Club, Local 802 Musicians Union

**Note: Lou Colombo and my neighbor Leo Ball (R.I.P.) also a fine trumpet player member of Local 802 were born on the same day in Brockton MA

*LISTEN TO AUDIO: HERE HammondCast 17 and Breaking News from Jon Hammond

http://www.archive.org/details/HammondCast_17

HammondCast 17, just back from Hamburg Germany where I recorded my new album, an official production of NDR Radio in Studio 1 with some of my all-time favorite musicians: Lutz Buchner (Sax), Joe Gallardo (Trombone), Heinz Lichius (Drums), myself-Jon Hammond (XK-3 Organ/Bass) and Engineer: Rudy Grosser in Studio 1 NDR Radio. I’ll be playing some selections rough mixes (not so rough actually!) as my Christmas gift to the listeners, and speaking of Christmas…from inside San Francisco County Jail #8 “Pod E”, a live recording of my trio’s annual Christmas Prison Show with the great tenor saxophonist Larry Schneider & Ronnie Smith Jr. on drums along with myself on keys playing the Christmas classic: “Have Yourself a Merry Christmas”. Every year I tell the ladies “And ya’ better be good!”
And from the Studio 1 NDR Sessions my original blues shuffle: No X-Cess Baggage Blues, some fine playing by Lutz on one of my favorite ballads: My One and Only Love and my theme song: “Late Rent”. Special thanks to Knut Benzner of NDR Radio for co-producing these recordings now heard on KYOU Radio, 1550 on the AM Dial.
Jon Hammond
http://www.HammondCast.com

NDR SESSIONS Projekt

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ndr-sessions-projekt/id154024761

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Lou Colombo Movie Part 2 by Jon Hammond

http://www.archive.org/details/LouColomboMoviePart2ByJonHammond

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcVNnbM2RjQ

*Update with very sad news, Folks, just a few days after I visited my good friend and bandleader, the greatest – Lou Colombo in Fort Myers Florida, I received an email on my cell phone just before going on a hospital gig from Lou’s trombonist Nelson Foucht telling me that Lou was killed on the next gig driving home the night before, on March 3rd just 4 blocks from his Daughter’s restaurant where he had just played. I am totally devastated and heart broken, sending my deepest condolences to the Colombo Family and all his musicians and extended family and friends. Rest in Peace Lou Colombo, the greatest trumpet player who ever lived…you will seen and hear on this film I shot just days ago. In Lou’s memory, thanks for everything Big Lou! Sincerely, Jon Hammond

*written before Lou’s passing:
Jon Hammond here…I just came back from visiting my main man Lou Colombo the great trumpet player bandleader and former Pro Baseball player in Fort Myers Florida. I played on Lou’s band for 2.5 years in the late 70’s in house band at the Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod. Lou is going strong happy to report, playing regularly at the restaurant of his daughter Sherri and son in-law Marc Neeley – Roadhouse Cafe during winter months and in the summer he plays at his son David’s Roadhouse Cafe in Hyannis MA on Cape Cod. I schlepped my Hammond Sk1 organ all the way down there in hopes I could sit in with Lou for a couple of tunes but unfortunately that wasn’t possible, however I shot some video of Lou and his fine group, so enjoy the music and personality of Lou Colombo, one of the all-time greats on his instrument! A little bit of flashback audio from our gig in 1978 near the end some photos, old and new from just a few days ago. Enjoy folks! sincerely, Jon Hammond
*Member Local 802 Musicans Union a HammondCast http://www.HammondCast.com *Note: To hear entire episode of HammondCast 201: http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondHammondCast201KYOURadio
*Note: Members of The Lou Colombo House Band at Wychmere Harbor Club as pictured: Frank Shea drums, Lou Colombo trumpet, Jack Pena guitar, Jon Hammond B3 organ

http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/lou-colombo-movie-part-2-by-jon-hammond-6026792

Lou Colombo, Movie, Part 2, Harwich Port, Fort Myers, Trumpet, Jazz, The greatest, Radio, Jon Hammond, Musicians Union, South Yarmouth

Lou On Blip TV: Lou Colombo Movie on Blip TV by Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond here…I just came back from visiting my main man Lou Colombo the great trumpet player bandleader and former Pro Baseball player in Fort Myers Florida. I played on Lou’s band for 2.5 years in the late 70’s in house band at the Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod. Lou is going strong happy to report, playing regularly at the restaurant of his daughter Sherri and son inlaw Marc Neeley – Roadhouse Cafe during winter months and in the summer he plays at his son David’s Roadhouse Cafe in Hyannis MA on Cape Cod. I schlepped my Hammond Sk1 organ all the way down there in hopes I could sit in with Lou for a couple of tunes but unfortunately that wasn’t possible, however I shot some video of Lou and his fine group, so enjoy the music and personality of Lou Colombo, one of the all-time greats on his instrument! The musicians on Lou’s band here at Roadhouse Cafe are Nelson Foucht on trombone, F.L. “Woody” Brubaker piano and keyboard bass, Richard Iannuzzi drums and Gil DiBenedetto tenor saxophone and clarinet. Plus a little bit of flashback audio from our gig in 1978 near the end some photos, old and new from just a few days ago. Enjoy folks! sincerely, Jon Hammond *Member Local 802 and Local 6 Musicans Union, a HammondCast http://www.HammondCast.com

On YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkqBaFIAXn4

HammondCast 201 KYOU Radio

http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondHammondCast201KYOURadio

HammondCast 201 KYOU Radio, today Jon Hammond puts the spotlight on LOU COLOMBO trumpet player band leader originally from Brockton MA, Jon played organ with Lou for 2.5 years on the house band at the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club and Thompson’s Clam Bar in Harwich Port Cape Cod MA – a recently discovered recording from the bandstand with Lou Colombo, Jon Hammond on B3 organ, Frank Shea drums and 2 additional horns on a big Saturday night: “Mediation” medley with “Shadow of Your Smile”, “Honeysuckle Rose”, “Stars Fell On Alabama” medley with “Georgia”, “How Deep Is Your Love”, “Satin Doll” © http://www.jonhammondband.com 45 minutes

HammondCast 201 Spotlight on Lou Colombo: http://hammondcast.podomatic.com/entry/2011-02-23T03_07_43-08_00

http://hammondcast.podomatic.com/embed/frame/posting/2011-02-23T03_07_43-08_00?json_url=http%3A%2F%2Fhammondcast.podomatic.com%2Fentry%2Fembed_params%2F2011-02-23T03_07_43-08_00%3Fcolor%3D43bee7%26autoPlay%3Dfalse%26width%3D440%26height%3D85%26objembed%3D0

Update with very sad news about Lou Colombo

May 2, 2012

Story Behind The Lou Colombo Movie by Jon Hammond

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Lou Colombo Movie by Jon Hammond

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

Lou Colombo and Jon Hammond – 02/23/2012

1978 Photo of Lou Colombo Band with Jon Hammond on B3 organ House Band at private club Wychmere Harbor Club in Harwich Port Cape Cod MA
L to R: Frank Shea drums, Lou Colombo trumpet, Jack Pena guitar, Jon Hammond B3 organ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkqBaFIAXn4

Jon Hammond here…I just came back from visiting my main man Lou Colombo the great trumpet player bandleader and former Pro Baseball player in Fort Myers Florida. I played on Lou’s band for 2.5 years in the late 70’s in house band at the Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod. Lou is going strong happy to report, playing regularly at the restaurant of his daughter Sherri and son inlaw Marc Neeley – Roadhouse Cafe during winter months and in the summer he plays at his son David’s Roadhouse Cafe in Hyannis MA on Cape Cod. I schlepped my Hammond Sk1 organ all the way down there in hopes I could sit in with Lou for a couple of tunes but unfortunately that wasn’t possible, however I shot some video of Lou and his fine group, so enjoy the music and personality of Lou Colombo, one of the all-time greats on his instrument!
The musicians on Lou’s band here at Roadhouse Cafe are Nelson Foucht on trombone, F.L. “Woody” Brubaker piano and keyboard bass, Richard Iannuzzi drums and Gil DiBenedetto tenor saxophone and clarinet.
Plus a little bit of flashback audio from our gig in 1978 near the end some photos, old and new from just a few days ago. Enjoy folks! sincerely, Jon Hammond

*Note: Some Baseball Stats for Louis Colombo as a player – he played pro baseball until breaking ankle at age 24 –

Louis Colombo:
1953 Newport News Dodgers Statistics — Minor Leagues – Baseball …
www.baseball-reference.com › Minor Leagues › Teams
Affiliation: Brooklyn Dodgers-NL Manager: … 6, Louis Colombo*, 26, 123, 432, 134, 20, 1, 4 .310 .389, 168. 7,

1945 Brooklyn Dodgers Minor League Affiliations – Baseball …
www.baseball-reference.com › Minor Leagues › Affiliates
1945 Brooklyn Dodgers Minor League Affiliates. Other Years: 1944 ….. 49, Louis Colombo*, 18, NNW, B, 56, 213, 66, 12, 2, 3 .310 .427, 91. 50,

*Member Local 802 and Local 6 Musicans Union, a HammondCast http://www.HammondCast.com

http://vimeo.com/37842424


Lou Colombo Movie by Jon Hammond from Jon Hammond on Vimeo.
http://www.facebook.com/v/10150559263552102

This is my Hammond Sk1 Organ in GKPE-49-TSA Gator Flight Case after I finally got it back from Newark EWR Airport after flying with it to Fort Myers from San Francisco, then taking it to Lou’s gig at Roadhouse Cafe, flying to JFK but my organ went to Newark by mistake. It was supposed to be delivered but they never even left the airport with it, so I took a bus ride back out to New Jersey from Times Square and picked it up personally. You can see the big INSPECTED sticker that TSA plastered of my American Federation of Musicians Union sticker. 2 days later I flew with it to San Francisco for a gig and that’s where I am now with my Sk1 Hammond Organ.

Lou’s band in front of Roadhouse Cafe Fort Myers FL

L to R: F.L. “Woody” Brubaker piano and keyboard bass, Gil DiBenedetto tenor saxophone and clarinet, Lou Colombo trumpet vocals, Nelson Foucht trombone, Richard Iannuzzi drums – photo by Jon Hammond

Lou Colombo, Trumpet, Jazz, Roadhouse Cafe, Fort Myers FL, Brooklyn Dodgers, 1978, Wychmere Harbor Club, Local 802 Musicians Union

**Note: Lou Colombo and my neighbor Leo Ball (R.I.P.) also a fine trumpet player member of Local 802 were born on the same day in Brockton MA

*LISTEN TO AUDIO: HERE HammondCast 17 and Breaking News from Jon Hammond

http://www.archive.org/details/HammondCast_17

HammondCast 17, just back from Hamburg Germany where I recorded my new album, an official production of NDR Radio in Studio 1 with some of my all-time favorite musicians: Lutz Buchner (Sax), Joe Gallardo (Trombone), Heinz Lichius (Drums), myself-Jon Hammond (XK-3 Organ/Bass) and Engineer: Rudy Grosser in Studio 1 NDR Radio. I’ll be playing some selections rough mixes (not so rough actually!) as my Christmas gift to the listeners, and speaking of Christmas…from inside San Francisco County Jail #8 “Pod E”, a live recording of my trio’s annual Christmas Prison Show with the great tenor saxophonist Larry Schneider & Ronnie Smith Jr. on drums along with myself on keys playing the Christmas classic: “Have Yourself a Merry Christmas”. Every year I tell the ladies “And ya’ better be good!”
And from the Studio 1 NDR Sessions my original blues shuffle: No X-Cess Baggage Blues, some fine playing by Lutz on one of my favorite ballads: My One and Only Love and my theme song: “Late Rent”. Special thanks to Knut Benzner of NDR Radio for co-producing these recordings now heard on KYOU Radio, 1550 on the AM Dial.
Jon Hammond
http://www.HammondCast.com

NDR SESSIONS Projekt

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ndr-sessions-projekt/id154024761

Breaking News: Jon Hammond Band returns to Jazzkeller-Hofheim 22nd March Thursday / Donnerstag Abend, 16th consecutive year Musikmesse-Session: Giovanni Gulinodrums, Peter Klohmann tenor sax, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ http://www.jazzkeller-hofheim.de/news.php see you there people of Hofheim am Taunus! Jon & Band
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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

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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

*WATCH THE VIDEO: Sk1 LATE RENT Jon Hammond Band World’s First Public Gig of Prototype

http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondSk1LATERENTJonHammondBand/

http://vimeo.com/23860950


Sk1 LATE RENT Jon Hammond Band from Jon Hammond on Vimeo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTytUlJXGn4

World’s First Road Test of Hammond Suzuki Sk1 Stage Keyboard by Jon Hammond at his annual Musikmesse-Session in Jazzkeller Hofheim on Friday April 8th 2011
Jon Hammond Band – Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Gulino drums, Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone
“LATE RENT”
Special Thanks Hammond Suzuki, Michael Falkenstein, Malc Deakin, Ken Atsumi, Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, Shigeyuki Ohtaka, Yu Beniya, Bernie Capicchiano – Bernies Music Land, ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, Camera: Jennifer
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Jon Hammond’s Road Baggage: The GKPE-49-TSA Flight Case for Sk1 Hammond and Briggs & Riley Travelware

Jon Hammond says, protect your investment in Sk1 Hammond with the custom molded Polyethylene “Polyethylene glycol (PEG)” Flight Case product from Gator Cases

Recommendation from Jon Hammond The GKPE-49-TSA Flight Case for Sk1 Ultra-Portable Organ

Jon Hammond — When you travel with your instruments as much as I do, you want to have a solid protective flight case for your instrument,

for the new Hammond Sk1 ultra-portable combo organ I highly recommend the GKPE-49-TSA Flight Case from a company called Gator Cases.

The fit is nearly perfect, it locks in to place when you close the case and for extra insurance you can put a small additional piece of foam in the small gap:

Jon Hammond’s Hammond Sk1 – photo by Jonathan Ayers

Jon’s Sk1 Hammond on the gig with the GKPE-49-TSA Gator Flight Case

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: James and Wes Bitter End Blues Jon Hammond Band Late Show Showcase

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UThzX4hJLGg

Jon Hammond Band Late Set Showcase at The Bitter End Cafe kicking it off with James and Wes featuring Todd Anderson tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Ray Grappone drums, Jon Hammond at the new Hammond Sk1 organ as seen on Cable TV! The Jon Hammond Show is in it’s 28th year – original musicians from the recording sessions which happened in 1983 in Intergalactic Studios the same studio where John Lennon did his last recordings.
Jon Hammond is now playing the incredible New Hammond Sk1 organ designed by Jon’s friends at Suzuki Musical Instruments in Hamamatsu Japan. Swinging Funky Jazz and Blues. All 4 members of The Jon Hammond Band are members of Local 802 Musicians Union American Federation of Musicians New York City, congratulations Local 802 on 90th Birthday! *Note: This performance was streamed live on the world wide web, special thanks to John Acer and Clifford Schwartz of NuMuBu in Montreal Canada for the broadcast report. http://www.jonhammondband.com/

Jon Hammond Band Local 802 Musicians Union Sk1 Organ Suzuki Musical Instruments Swinging Jazz Blues — with Jon Hammond Band, Jon Hammond Organ Group, Joe Berger and Todd Anderson at The Bitter End.

Di. 20.03. “The FINGERS…are the SINGERS!” Musikmesse “Warm Up Party” Jon Hammond & Band

http://jonhammondband.com/blog.html/musikmesse_warm_up_party_jon_hammond__band/

Di. 20.03.
“The FINGERS…are the SINGERS!”
Musikmesse “Warm Up Party”
Jon Hammond & Band

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

Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ “Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!”
The Jon Hammond Show is a funky swinging instrumental revue, featuring top international soloists. The show has universal appeal. Big Hammond orgel sound – 100% organic
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“The FINGERS…are the SINGERS!”
Musikmesse “Warm Up Party”Jon Hammond & Band
Di. 20.03.
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Jon Hammond (aus New York City) – organ
Joe Berger – guitar
Tony Lakatos – saxophone
Giovanni Gulino – drums

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

26th Year Musikmesse Warm Up Party Will Be March 20th 2012 Jazzkeller Frankfurt

*WATCH THE VIDEO: Cake Flowers and Late Rent 25 Years Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller

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Chocolate on Chocolate Cake at 2011 Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt with Jon Hammond Band and special guests for this special occasion celebrating 25 years in Musikmesse. Special acknowledgement of Wilhelm P. “Charly” Hosenseidl R.I.P. who was the Director of Musikmesse years 1989-2008 now Directed by Wolfgang Luecke, special thanks to Messe Frankfurt Projekt and Presse Team!
Jon Hammond Band:
Joe Berger guitar
Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone
Giovanni Gulino drums
Jon Hammond – XB-2 Hammond Organ – special thanks Hiromitsu Ono Chief Engineer Suzuki Musical Instruments designed my instrument which took me all around the world many times
“Late Rent” Jon Hammond theme song for Jon Hammond Show MNNTV and HammondCast Show KYOU Radio San Francisco CBS Radio Network
Thanks Joe Lamond President CEO NAMM, TecAmp Jürgen Kunze and Thomas Eich – Puma Combo bass amp powering Jon Hammond’s organ
Dankeschoen to Yücel Atiker, Tino Pavlis, Poehl, Bernie Capicchiano, Michael Falkenstein Hammond Suzuki Deutschland, Peggy Behling, Christine Vogel Messe Frankfurt,
Saray Pastanesi Baeckerei & Konditorei for Chocolate on Chocolate
25 Years Musikmesse Celebration Cake – Mainzer Landstrasse 131, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Eugen Hahn Jazzkeller Frankfurt Team Kleine Bockenheimerstr. 18a Frankfurt
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*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: HammondCast 202 The Jon Hammond Show audio from Jon’s radio show

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HammondCast 202 The Jon Hammond Show audio from Jon Hammond’s radio program special retrospective with audio from a recording he made while on the house band led by Lou Colombo at The Wychmere Harbor Club in Harwich Port Cape Cod MA in 1978. Jon made the recording with his Nakamichi 550 tape deck, it is a remarkable recording of the Lou Colombo Band which played nightly for luminaries such as Speaker of The House Tip O’Neill for all his private parties and the Kennedy Clan. Visuals from Jon Hammond Show long-running cable access TV program in New York City personally shot by Mr. Hammond with Video by LORI special graphics and FX. Kick back and enjoy! http://www.HammondCast.com
For full audio of HammondCast 202:
http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondHammondCast202KYOURadio
HammondCast 202 KYOU Radio special edition with part 2 of recording from Wychmere Harbor Club when Jon played B3 organ on the Lou Colombo Band, the house band at Wychmere Harbor Club in Harwich Port Cape Cod MA. First backing up a feature dance duo with cha cha and then Emily waltz, Saturday Night Fever followed by the chaser ‘California Here I Come’, then Summertime, Hello Dolly medley, Bossa nova medley Watch What Happens in to Wave and then a cooking “In The Mood” taking it home with Jon’s “Lydia’s Tune” and some of Sidewinder – ©JH INTL

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Breaking News, Jon Hammond, Jazzkeller, Musikmesse, Sk1, Sk2, Excelsior Accordion, Local 802, Musicians Union, Frankfurt, Hamburg, SF County Jail, Larry Schneider, Ronnie Smith Jr., NDR, Radio, Knut Benzner, Jazz, Blues

*LISTEN TO AUDIO: HERE HammondCast 17 and Breaking News from Jon Hammond

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HammondCast 17, just back from Hamburg Germany where I recorded my new album, an official production of NDR Radio in Studio 1 with some of my all-time favorite musicians: Lutz Buchner (Sax), Joe Gallardo (Trombone), Heinz Lichius (Drums), myself-Jon Hammond (XK-3 Organ/Bass) and Engineer: Rudy Grosser in Studio 1 NDR Radio. I’ll be playing some selections rough mixes (not so rough actually!) as my Christmas gift to the listeners, and speaking of Christmas…from inside San Francisco County Jail #8 “Pod E”, a live recording of my trio’s annual Christmas Prison Show with the great tenor saxophonist Larry Schneider & Ronnie Smith Jr. on drums along with myself on keys playing the Christmas classic: “Have Yourself a Merry Christmas”. Every year I tell the ladies “And ya’ better be good!”
And from the Studio 1 NDR Sessions my original blues shuffle: No X-Cess Baggage Blues, some fine playing by Lutz on one of my favorite ballads: My One and Only Love and my theme song: “Late Rent”. Special thanks to Knut Benzner of NDR Radio for co-producing these recordings now heard on KYOU Radio, 1550 on the AM Dial.
Jon Hammond
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NDR SESSIONS Projekt

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Breaking News: Jon Hammond Band returns to Jazzkeller-Hofheim 22nd March Thursday / Donnerstag Abend, 16th consecutive year Musikmesse-Session: Giovanni Gulinodrums, Peter Klohmann tenor sax, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ http://www.jazzkeller-hofheim.de/news.php see you there people of Hofheim am Taunus! Jon & Band
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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

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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

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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:
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*WATCH THE VIDEO: Sk1 LATE RENT Jon Hammond Band World’s First Public Gig of Prototype

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Sk1 LATE RENT Jon Hammond Band from Jon Hammond on Vimeo.

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World’s First Road Test of Hammond Suzuki Sk1 Stage Keyboard by Jon Hammond at his annual Musikmesse-Session in Jazzkeller Hofheim on Friday April 8th 2011
Jon Hammond Band – Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Gulino drums, Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone
“LATE RENT”
Special Thanks Hammond Suzuki, Michael Falkenstein, Malc Deakin, Ken Atsumi, Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, Shigeyuki Ohtaka, Yu Beniya, Bernie Capicchiano – Bernies Music Land, ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, Camera: Jennifer
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Story Behind, Lou Colombo Movie, Fort Myers, Wychmere Harbor Club, Jazz Musician, Trumpet player, Pro Baseball, Golf, South Yarmouth, Harwich Port, Local 802, Musicians Union, Jon Hammond, Sk1 organ

Lou Colombo Movie Part 2 by Jon Hammond

March 16, 2012

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Lou Colombo Movie Part 2 by Jon Hammond

http://www.archive.org/details/LouColomboMoviePart2ByJonHammond

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcVNnbM2RjQ

*Update with very sad news, Folks, just a few days after I visited my good friend and bandleader, the greatest – Lou Colombo in Fort Myers Florida, I received an email on my cell phone just before going on a hospital gig from Lou’s trombonist Nelson Foucht telling me that Lou was killed on the next gig driving home the night before, on March 3rd just 4 blocks from his Daughter’s restaurant where he had just played. I am totally devastated and heart broken, sending my deepest condolences to the Colombo Family and all his musicians and extended family and friends. Rest in Peace Lou Colombo, the greatest trumpet player who ever lived…you will seen and hear on this film I shot just days ago. In Lou’s memory, thanks for everything Big Lou! Sincerely, Jon Hammond

*written before Lou’s passing:
Jon Hammond here…I just came back from visiting my main man Lou Colombo the great trumpet player bandleader and former Pro Baseball player in Fort Myers Florida. I played on Lou’s band for 2.5 years in the late 70’s in house band at the Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod. Lou is going strong happy to report, playing regularly at the restaurant of his daughter Sherri and son in-law Marc Neeley – Roadhouse Cafe during winter months and in the summer he plays at his son David’s Roadhouse Cafe in Hyannis MA on Cape Cod. I schlepped my Hammond Sk1 organ all the way down there in hopes I could sit in with Lou for a couple of tunes but unfortunately that wasn’t possible, however I shot some video of Lou and his fine group, so enjoy the music and personality of Lou Colombo, one of the all-time greats on his instrument! A little bit of flashback audio from our gig in 1978 near the end some photos, old and new from just a few days ago. Enjoy folks! sincerely, Jon Hammond
*Member Local 802 Musicans Union a HammondCast http://www.HammondCast.com *Note: To hear entire episode of HammondCast 201: http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondHammondCast201KYOURadio
*Note: Members of The Lou Colombo House Band at Wychmere Harbor Club as pictured: Frank Shea drums, Lou Colombo trumpet, Jack Pena guitar, Jon Hammond B3 organ

http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/lou-colombo-movie-part-2-by-jon-hammond-6026792

Lou Colombo, Movie, Part 2, Harwich Port, Fort Myers, Trumpet, Jazz, The greatest, Radio, Jon Hammond, Musicians Union, South Yarmouth

Lou On Blip TV: Lou Colombo Movie on Blip TV by Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond here…I just came back from visiting my main man Lou Colombo the great trumpet player bandleader and former Pro Baseball player in Fort Myers Florida. I played on Lou’s band for 2.5 years in the late 70’s in house band at the Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod. Lou is going strong happy to report, playing regularly at the restaurant of his daughter Sherri and son inlaw Marc Neeley – Roadhouse Cafe during winter months and in the summer he plays at his son David’s Roadhouse Cafe in Hyannis MA on Cape Cod. I schlepped my Hammond Sk1 organ all the way down there in hopes I could sit in with Lou for a couple of tunes but unfortunately that wasn’t possible, however I shot some video of Lou and his fine group, so enjoy the music and personality of Lou Colombo, one of the all-time greats on his instrument! The musicians on Lou’s band here at Roadhouse Cafe are Nelson Foucht on trombone, F.L. “Woody” Brubaker piano and keyboard bass, Richard Iannuzzi drums and Gil DiBenedetto tenor saxophone and clarinet. Plus a little bit of flashback audio from our gig in 1978 near the end some photos, old and new from just a few days ago. Enjoy folks! sincerely, Jon Hammond *Member Local 802 and Local 6 Musicans Union, a HammondCast http://www.HammondCast.com

On YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkqBaFIAXn4

HammondCast 201 KYOU Radio

http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondHammondCast201KYOURadio

HammondCast 201 KYOU Radio, today Jon Hammond puts the spotlight on LOU COLOMBO trumpet player band leader originally from Brockton MA, Jon played organ with Lou for 2.5 years on the house band at the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club and Thompson’s Clam Bar in Harwich Port Cape Cod MA – a recently discovered recording from the bandstand with Lou Colombo, Jon Hammond on B3 organ, Frank Shea drums and 2 additional horns on a big Saturday night: “Mediation” medley with “Shadow of Your Smile”, “Honeysuckle Rose”, “Stars Fell On Alabama” medley with “Georgia”, “How Deep Is Your Love”, “Satin Doll” © http://www.jonhammondband.com 45 minutes

HammondCast 201 Spotlight on Lou Colombo: http://hammondcast.podomatic.com/entry/2011-02-23T03_07_43-08_00

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The Roadhouse Family Is Mourning The Loss Of Their Patriarch Lou Colombo

March 7, 2012

The Roadhouse Family Is Mourning The Loss Of Their Patriarch Lou Colombo. Share Kind Memories And Stories On FaceBook.



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SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2012

Something told me I better go down and see Lou last week R.I.P. Louis Colombo the Greatest from Jon Hammond
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Folks, something told me I had better get on down to see my main man Lou Colombo last week in Fort Myers FL, I played on Lou’s band for 2.5 years in Cape Cod at the Wychmere Harbor Club and Thompson’s Clam Bar in Harwich Port MA. It was an important time of my life and career and he was always very generous to me, kept me on my toes throwing tunes at me in all keys the music never stopped once we hit. I just saw Lou a few days ago in Fort Myers FL at the gig he was playing at his Daughter Sherri’s restaurant and hub Marc Neeley – Roadhouse Cafe, he was at the top of his game, playing great as ever and looking like a million dollars. I am deeply saddened to receive terrible tragic news this morning from Lou’s fine trombonist Nelson E. Foucht that Lou was tragically killed last night just 4 blocks from Roadhouse Cafe coming home from the gig. My deepest condolences to the Colombo Family, Lou’s Wife Noel, daughters Lori, Sherri, David all his 6 kids, extended Family of friends and musicians. I am totally blown away, thankful that I had the opportunity to know him and play with him nightly back in the 70’s and then to see and hear him again at the end of his life, thanks Lou! Here are some photos from just a few days taken by my long-time great girlfriend Jennifer and myself at his gig, R.I.P. Big Lou – Louis Colombo the greatest trumpet player bandleader baseball slugger and golfer ever! I used to go with Lou to the golf course where he had the snack concession in Yarmouth just to watch him drive balls in to outer space. I couldn’t believe how far and hard he could hit the ball. Lou would put on black executioner gloves and hit the ball and it would disappear, just keep on sailing in to the sky like Lou’s spirit must be now. His music and great memories will live on forever. Sincerely, Jon Hammond – Member AFM Local 802 and Local 6 Musicians Union *Note: Lou’s band the other night at Roadhouse Cafe were so great, I’m so sorry cats: Nelson Foucht on trombone, F.L. “Woody” Brubaker piano and keyboard bass, Richard Iannuzzi drums and Gil DiBenedetto tenor saxophone and clarinet. Jon Hammond and Lou Colombo

Folks, something told me I had better get on down to see my main man Lou Colombo last week

in Fort Myers FL, I played on Lou’s band for 2.5 years in Cape Cod at the Wychmere Harbor Club

and Thompson’s Clam Bar in Harwich Port MA. It was an important time of my life and career and

he was always very generous to me, kept me on my toes throwing tunes at me in all keys the music

never stopped once we hit.

I just saw Lou a few days ago in Fort Myers FL at the gig he was playing at his Daughter Sherri’s restaurant

and hub Marc Neeley – Roadhouse Cafe, he was at the top of his game, playing great as ever and looking like a

million dollars. I am deeply saddened to receive terrible tragic news this morning from Lou’s fine trombonist

Nelson E. Foucht that Lou was tragically killed last night just 4 blocks from Roadhouse Cafe coming home from the

gig. My deepest condolences to the Colombo Family, Lou’s Wife Noel, daughters Lori, Sherri, David all his 6 kids, extended

Family of friends and musicians. I am totally blown away, thankful that I had the opportunity to know him and play with

him nightly back in the 70’s and then to see and hear him again at the end of his life, thanks Lou!

Here are some photos from just a few days taken by my long-time great girlfriend Jennifer and myself at his gig,

R.I.P. Big Lou – Louis Colombo the greatest trumpet player bandleader baseball slugger and golfer ever!

I used to go with Lou to the golf course where he had the snack concession in Yarmouth just to watch him drive

balls in to outer space. I couldn’t believe how far and hard he could hit the ball. Lou would put on black

executioner gloves and hit the ball and it would disappear, just keep on sailing in to the sky like Lou’s spirit

must be now. His music and great memories will live on forever.

Sincerely,

Jon Hammond – Member AFM Local 802 and Local 6 Musicians Union

*Note: Lou’s band the other night at Roadhouse Cafe were so great, I’m so sorry cats:

Nelson Foucht on trombone, F.L. “Woody” Brubaker piano and keyboard bass, Richard Iannuzzi drums and Gil DiBenedetto tenor saxophone and clarinet.

Jon Hammond and Lou Colombo

**Note: Lou Colombo and my neighbor Leo Ball (R.I.P.) also a fine trumpet player member of Local 802 were born on the same day in Brockton MA

*Note: Lou called me on my cell phone when I was at the airport just about to fly out of Tampa TPA Airport, he told me he really dug

my album that I had given him “NDR SESSIONS Projekt” my first record of mostly standards, it was inspired much by him actually. Lou

was talking about the horn players on it, Lutz Buechner and Joe “Jo” Gallardo, he really dug them and he told me we were going to do

something back up in the Cape for sure. I was very touched by his call and he had called me on my previous birthday last year, I got

all choked up when he told me that. Thanks a million Lou!

Jon

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Lou Colombo Movie by Jon Hammond

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

Lou Colombo and Jon Hammond – 02/23/2012

1978 Photo of Lou Colombo Band with Jon Hammond on B3 organ House Band at private club Wychmere Harbor Club in Harwich Port Cape Cod MA
L to R: Frank Shea drums, Lou Colombo trumpet, Jack Pena guitar, Jon Hammond B3 organ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkqBaFIAXn4

Jon Hammond here…I just came back from visiting my main man Lou Colombo the great trumpet player bandleader and former Pro Baseball player in Fort Myers Florida. I played on Lou’s band for 2.5 years in the late 70’s in house band at the Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod. Lou is going strong happy to report, playing regularly at the restaurant of his daughter Sherri and son inlaw Marc Neeley – Roadhouse Cafe during winter months and in the summer he plays at his son David’s Roadhouse Cafe in Hyannis MA on Cape Cod. I schlepped my Hammond Sk1 organ all the way down there in hopes I could sit in with Lou for a couple of tunes but unfortunately that wasn’t possible, however I shot some video of Lou and his fine group, so enjoy the music and personality of Lou Colombo, one of the all-time greats on his instrument!
The musicians on Lou’s band here at Roadhouse Cafe are Nelson Foucht on trombone, F.L. “Woody” Brubaker piano and keyboard bass, Richard Iannuzzi drums and Gil DiBenedetto tenor saxophone and clarinet.
Plus a little bit of flashback audio from our gig in 1978 near the end some photos, old and new from just a few days ago. Enjoy folks! sincerely, Jon Hammond

*Note: Some Baseball Stats for Louis Colombo as a player – he played pro baseball until breaking ankle at age 24 –

Louis Colombo:
1953 Newport News Dodgers Statistics — Minor Leagues – Baseball …
www.baseball-reference.com › Minor Leagues › Teams
Affiliation: Brooklyn Dodgers-NL Manager: … 6, Louis Colombo*, 26, 123, 432, 134, 20, 1, 4 .310 .389, 168. 7,

1945 Brooklyn Dodgers Minor League Affiliations – Baseball …
www.baseball-reference.com › Minor Leagues › Affiliates
1945 Brooklyn Dodgers Minor League Affiliates. Other Years: 1944 ….. 49, Louis Colombo*, 18, NNW, B, 56, 213, 66, 12, 2, 3 .310 .427, 91. 50,

*Member Local 802 and Local 6 Musicans Union, a HammondCast http://www.HammondCast.com

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Lou Colombo Movie by Jon Hammond from Jon Hammond on Vimeo.
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This is my Hammond Sk1 Organ in GKPE-49-TSA Gator Flight Case after I finally got it back from Newark EWR Airport after flying with it to Fort Myers from San Francisco, then taking it to Lou’s gig at Roadhouse Cafe, flying to JFK but my organ went to Newark by mistake. It was supposed to be delivered but they never even left the airport with it, so I took a bus ride back out to New Jersey from Times Square and picked it up personally. You can see the big INSPECTED sticker that TSA plastered of my American Federation of Musicians Union sticker. 2 days later I flew with it to San Francisco for a gig and that’s where I am now with my Sk1 Hammond Organ.

Lou’s band in front of Roadhouse Cafe Fort Myers FL

L to R: F.L. “Woody” Brubaker piano and keyboard bass, Gil DiBenedetto tenor saxophone and clarinet, Lou Colombo trumpet vocals, Nelson Foucht trombone, Richard Iannuzzi drums – photo by Jon Hammond

Lou Colombo, Trumpet, Jazz, Roadhouse Cafe, Fort Myers FL, Brooklyn Dodgers, 1978, Wychmere Harbor Club, Local 802 Musicians Union

**Note: Lou Colombo and my neighbor Leo Ball (R.I.P.) also a fine trumpet player member of Local 802 were born on the same day in Brockton MA

*LISTEN TO AUDIO: HERE HammondCast 17 and Breaking News from Jon Hammond

http://www.archive.org/details/HammondCast_17

HammondCast 17, just back from Hamburg Germany where I recorded my new album, an official production of NDR Radio in Studio 1 with some of my all-time favorite musicians: Lutz Buchner (Sax), Joe Gallardo (Trombone), Heinz Lichius (Drums), myself-Jon Hammond (XK-3 Organ/Bass) and Engineer: Rudy Grosser in Studio 1 NDR Radio. I’ll be playing some selections rough mixes (not so rough actually!) as my Christmas gift to the listeners, and speaking of Christmas…from inside San Francisco County Jail #8 “Pod E”, a live recording of my trio’s annual Christmas Prison Show with the great tenor saxophonist Larry Schneider & Ronnie Smith Jr. on drums along with myself on keys playing the Christmas classic: “Have Yourself a Merry Christmas”. Every year I tell the ladies “And ya’ better be good!”
And from the Studio 1 NDR Sessions my original blues shuffle: No X-Cess Baggage Blues, some fine playing by Lutz on one of my favorite ballads: My One and Only Love and my theme song: “Late Rent”. Special thanks to Knut Benzner of NDR Radio for co-producing these recordings now heard on KYOU Radio, 1550 on the AM Dial.
Jon Hammond
http://www.HammondCast.com

NDR SESSIONS Projekt

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ndr-sessions-projekt/id154024761

Spotlight on Lou Colombo

*LISTEN TO AUDIO: HammondCast 202 Pt 2 Spotlight on Lou Colombo KYOU Radio

http://ia700404.us.archive.org/26/items/JonHammondHammondCast202KYOURadio/HammondCast202.mp3

HammondCast 202 KYOU Radio special edition with part 2 of recording from Wychmere Harbor Club when Jon played B3 organ on the Lou Colombo Band, the house band at Wychmere Harbor Club in Harwich Port Cape Cod MA. First backing up a feature dance duo with cha cha and then Emily waltz, Saturday Night Fever followed by the chaser ‘California Here I Come’, then Summertime, Hello Dolly medley, Bossa nova medley Watch What Happens in to Wave and then a cooking “In The Mood” taking it home with Jon’s “Lydia’s Tune” and some of Sidewinder © http://www.HammondCast.com

http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondHammondCast202KYOURadio
*LISTEN TO AUDIO: HammondCast 201 KYOU Radio Spotlight on Lou Colombo Wychmere Harbor Club House Band

http://ia700407.us.archive.org/3/items/JonHammondHammondCast201KYOURadio/HammondCast201.mp3

http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondHammondCast201KYOURadio/

HammondCast 201 KYOU Radio, today Jon Hammond puts the spotlight on LOU COLOMBO trumpet player band leader originally from Brockton MA, Jon played organ with Lou for 2.5 years on the house band at the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club and Thompson’s Clam Bar in Harwich Port Cape Cod MA – a recently discovered recording from the bandstand with Lou Colombo, Jon Hammond on B3 organ, Frank Shea drums and 2 additional horns on a big Saturday night: “Meditation” medley with “Shadow of Your Smile”, “Honeysuckle Rose”, “Stars Fell On Alabama” medley with “Georgia”, “How Deep Is Your Love”, “Satin Doll” © http://www.jonhammondband.com 45 minutes

The articles reporting the sad and tragic death of Lou Louis Colombo that just appeared:

http://www.marcoislandflorida.com/article/20120304/NEWS0110/120304003/Massachusetts-man-killed-in-south-Fort-Myers-crash?odyssey=tab%7Cmostpopular%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE

Massachusetts man killed in south Fort Myers crash

An 84-year-old man from South Yarmouth, Massachusetts was killed late Saturday night in a vehicle crash at the intersection of McGregor Boulevard and Kapok Court in south Fort Myers.

Louis Colombo was killed when he turned west onto McGregor Boulevard, pulling out in front of a Jeep Wrangler heading north.

The Wrangler, driven by Hunter Blackburn, struck the left side of Colombo’s minivan and later hit a fire hydrant, cutting off water in the area for about three hours.

Blackburn, 52, was not injured.

http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120304/NEWS11/120309884/-1/rss04

By Karen Jeffrey
kjeffrey@capecodonline.com
March 04, 2012
Lou Colombo, the heart beat of jazz on Cape Cod for more than half a century was killed late Saturday night in a car crash in Fort Myers, Fla.

According to the Fort Myers Press News, Colombo, 84, was killed when he turned onto McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers, and was struck by a vehicle heading north.

Lou Colombo Movie on YouTube by Jon Hammond: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkqBaFIAXn4

“Jon Hammond here…I just came back from visiting my main man Lou Colombo the great trumpet player bandleader and former Pro Baseball player in Fort Myers Florida. I played on Lou’s band for 2.5 years in the late 70’s in house band at the Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod. Lou is going strong happy to report, playing regularly at the restaurant of his daughter Sherri and son inlaw Marc Neeley – Roadhouse Cafe during winter months and in the summer he plays at his son David’s Roadhouse Cafe in Hyannis MA on Cape Cod. I schlepped my Hammond Sk1 organ all the way down there in hopes I could sit in with Lou for a couple of tunes but unfortunately that wasn’t possible, however I shot some video of Lou and his fine group, so enjoy the music and personality of Lou Colombo, one of the all-time greats on his instrument!
The musicians on Lou’s band here at Roadhouse Cafe are Nelson Foucht on trombone, F.L. “Woody” Brubaker piano and keyboard bass, Richard Iannuzzi drums and Gil DiBenedetto tenor saxophone and clarinet.
Plus a little bit of flashback audio from our gig in 1978 near the end some photos, old and new from just a few days ago. Enjoy folks! sincerely, Jon Hammond
*Member Local 802 and Local 6 Musicans Union, a HammondCast”

On Blip TV: http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/lou-colombo-movie-by-jon-hammond-6000443

Friends say Colombo was returning to his winter home after a performance last night.

Born and raised in Brockton, Colombo began playing trumpet at age 12. He joined the military as a young man and had dreams of becoming a professional baseball player. He played for seven years, but a badly broken ankle forced his retirement from the Brooklyn Dodgers at the age of 24. Baseball’s loss became music’s gain.

Colombo played with some of the world’s great jazz musicians including Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie. He taught generations of musicians through his love of jazz, played performances in clubs, restaurants, schools and nursing homes on the Cape.

In a July 1988 interview with Eric Jackson on WGBH, Gillespie said of him, “Lou Colombo is what I would call a trumpet painter, he resolves. He starts playing and the notes keep going, but the chord keeps changing all the time. He’s a marvelous trumpet player.

“I went one night to hear him play. Boy, he asked me to play with him and I said ‘No- you got it Brother. I’m not going to jump into that hot water’. Lou’s pretty weird the way he plays because he plays with just one hand. He plays the valves with his right hand but doesn’t hold the horn with his left hand. This guy’s amazing. I’ve been preaching his name ever since that night I first heard him down on Cape Cod .”

Locally Colombo was renown as a teacher and generous performer who frequently asked young musicians to play with him, said Paul Nossiter, veteran jazz musician and long time friend of Colombo who makes his home on the Cape.

“He was a giant..an open-hearted, generous man and musician who loved his family, his friends, music and food,” Nossiter said. “This is a terrible loss for his family and friends, a real loss for Cape Cod.”

Read more in tomorrow’s Cape Cod Times

Tragic, greatest bandleader, Trumpet Player, Louis Colombo, Leo Ball, Fort Myers, South Yarmouth, Harwich Port, Tip O’neill, Jon Hammond, Musicians Union

Brooklyn Dodgers, Cape Cod, eCape, Fort Myers, Lou Colombo, Maggie Kulbokas, Mr. Jazz, Roadhouse Cafe, Trumpet Player, Wychmere Harbor Club, South Yarmouth, Brockton, Musicians Union

Lou Colombo killed *from Cape Cod Today Sea Street Blog

March 6, 2012

Lou Colombo killed *from Cape Cod Today Sea Street Blog

Original Article: http://www.capecodtoday.com/blogs/index.php?blog=125

Lou Colombo killed [Sea St.]

Dies in auto accident in Fort Myers
Lou Colombo on trumpet at the Wychmere Harbor Club. Photo used with the permission of Jon Hammond, organ on the right.Lou Colombo—Mr. Jazz on Cape Cod was killed Saturday night while exiting the parking lot at The Roadhouse Café on San Carlos Blvd. in Fort Myers, Florida.  
The Musical Director at The Roadhouse Café, Richie Iannuzzi, said that Lou had just played a set before leaving to meet his wife, Noel.  In addition to playing at The Roadhouse Café in Fort Myers, Lou also played at Pa Degennaro’s in Ft. Lauderdale. 
The Roadhouse Café in Fort Myers is owned by Sherri Colombo and her husband Marc Neeley.  It is a sister-club to the Roadhouse Café on South Street in Hyannis, Massachusetts, which is owned by David Colombo, Lou’s son, who is also the owner of Colombo’s on Main Street in Hyannis and The Black Cat Restaurant at Hyannis Harbor. 
Reporting on Lou’s death saddens me greatly.  Strangely enough, this very evening—Sunday—I was editing videotape of the last time I worked with Lou at Colombo’s.  The video will be in an up-coming Dave Rojay Show on Channel 17, Saturday night at 9:30. 
The only thing that can be said about Lou is that he was a great guy, a great friend, and a great trumpet player.  He played holding his trumpet up with his right hand and blowing out of the right side of his mouth.  As a trumpet player myself, I know how difficult this is; but Lou played with ease.  He knew all the standards ever written and played them with great feeling and a beautiful tone and he had a tremendous rapport with his audience—a faithful long-running audience that loved him, truly. 
I have so many memories of working with Lou going back many years in the past.  He has appeared in several of my TV programs and he was often at Channel 17 recording for Ivy Sinclair, a producer of jazz television. 
A couple of years ago, I played with Lou at the Roadhouse Café.  Footage of this will also be in the up-coming Dave Rojay Show.  Lou told me at the time that he was 82 years old and when I considered the strength and vitality of his playing, I was amazed. 
As I type this, I am in a state of shock.  A cremation for Lou is scheduled for Wednesday or Thursday in Florida with a Memorial Service to follow later on Cape Cod.  My wife and I send our condolences to the entire Colombo family. 
The last time I talked to Lou, we talked about a group picture of Cape Cod jazz artists scheduled for April.  This photo shoot organized by jazz drummer, Bart Weisman, was to duplicate the famous photo from the past of renowned jazz artists on the steps of a brownstone in New York.  No photo of the jazz artists of Cape Cod will be complete without Lou Colombo in the center. 
David Rojay
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Something told me I better go down and see Lou last week R.I.P. Louis Colombo the Greatest from Jon Hammond

March 5, 2012

Folks, something told me I had better get on down to see my main man Lou Colombo last week

in Fort Myers FL, I played on Lou’s band for 2.5 years in Cape Cod at the Wychmere Harbor Club

and Thompson’s Clam Bar in Harwich Port MA. It was an important time of my life and career and

he was always very generous to me, kept me on my toes throwing tunes at me in all keys the music

never stopped once we hit.

I just saw Lou a few days ago in Fort Myers FL at the gig he was playing at his Daughter Sherri’s restaurant

and hub Marc Neeley – Roadhouse Cafe, he was at the top of his game, playing great as ever and looking like a

million dollars. I am deeply saddened to receive terrible tragic news this morning from Lou’s fine trombonist

Nelson E. Foucht that Lou was tragically killed last night just 4 blocks from Roadhouse Cafe coming home from the

gig. My deepest condolences to the Colombo Family, Lou’s Wife Noel, daughters Lori, Sherri, David all his 6 kids, extended

Family of friends and musicians. I am totally blown away, thankful that I had the opportunity to know him and play with

him nightly back in the 70’s and then to see and hear him again at the end of his life, thanks Lou!

Here are some photos from just a few days taken by my long-time great girlfriend Jennifer and myself at his gig,

R.I.P. Big Lou – Louis Colombo the greatest trumpet player bandleader baseball slugger and golfer ever!

I used to go with Lou to the golf course where he had the snack concession in Yarmouth just to watch him drive

balls in to outer space. I couldn’t believe how far and hard he could hit the ball. Lou would put on black

executioner gloves and hit the ball and it would disappear, just keep on sailing in to the sky like Lou’s spirit

must be now. His music and great memories will live on forever.

Sincerely,

Jon Hammond – Member AFM Local 802 and Local 6 Musicians Union

*Note: Lou’s band the other night at Roadhouse Cafe were so great, I’m so sorry cats:

Nelson Foucht on trombone, F.L. “Woody” Brubaker piano and keyboard bass, Richard Iannuzzi drums and Gil DiBenedetto tenor saxophone and clarinet.

Jon Hammond and Lou Colombo

**Note: Lou Colombo and my neighbor Leo Ball (R.I.P.) also a fine trumpet player member of Local 802 were born on the same day in Brockton MA

*Note: Lou called me on my cell phone when I was at the airport just about to fly out of Tampa TPA Airport, he told me he really dug

my album that I had given him “NDR SESSIONS Projekt” my first record of mostly standards, it was inspired much by him actually. Lou

was talking about the horn players on it, Lutz Buechner and Joe “Jo” Gallardo, he really dug them and he told me we were going to do

something back up in the Cape for sure. I was very touched by his call and he had called me on my previous birthday last year, I got

all choked up when he told me that. Thanks a million Lou!

Jon

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Lou Colombo Movie by Jon Hammond

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

Lou Colombo and Jon Hammond – 02/23/2012

1978 Photo of Lou Colombo Band with Jon Hammond on B3 organ House Band at private club Wychmere Harbor Club in Harwich Port Cape Cod MA
L to R: Frank Shea drums, Lou Colombo trumpet, Jack Pena guitar, Jon Hammond B3 organ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkqBaFIAXn4

Jon Hammond here…I just came back from visiting my main man Lou Colombo the great trumpet player bandleader and former Pro Baseball player in Fort Myers Florida. I played on Lou’s band for 2.5 years in the late 70’s in house band at the Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod. Lou is going strong happy to report, playing regularly at the restaurant of his daughter Sherri and son inlaw Marc Neeley – Roadhouse Cafe during winter months and in the summer he plays at his son David’s Roadhouse Cafe in Hyannis MA on Cape Cod. I schlepped my Hammond Sk1 organ all the way down there in hopes I could sit in with Lou for a couple of tunes but unfortunately that wasn’t possible, however I shot some video of Lou and his fine group, so enjoy the music and personality of Lou Colombo, one of the all-time greats on his instrument!
The musicians on Lou’s band here at Roadhouse Cafe are Nelson Foucht on trombone, F.L. “Woody” Brubaker piano and keyboard bass, Richard Iannuzzi drums and Gil DiBenedetto tenor saxophone and clarinet.
Plus a little bit of flashback audio from our gig in 1978 near the end some photos, old and new from just a few days ago. Enjoy folks! sincerely, Jon Hammond

*Note: Some Baseball Stats for Louis Colombo as a player – he played pro baseball until breaking ankle at age 24 –

Louis Colombo:
1953 Newport News Dodgers Statistics — Minor Leagues – Baseball …
www.baseball-reference.com › Minor Leagues › Teams
Affiliation: Brooklyn Dodgers-NL Manager: … 6, Louis Colombo*, 26, 123, 432, 134, 20, 1, 4 .310 .389, 168. 7,

1945 Brooklyn Dodgers Minor League Affiliations – Baseball …
www.baseball-reference.com › Minor Leagues › Affiliates
1945 Brooklyn Dodgers Minor League Affiliates. Other Years: 1944 ….. 49, Louis Colombo*, 18, NNW, B, 56, 213, 66, 12, 2, 3 .310 .427, 91. 50,

*Member Local 802 and Local 6 Musicans Union, a HammondCast http://www.HammondCast.com

http://vimeo.com/37842424

Lou Colombo Movie by Jon Hammond from Jon Hammond on Vimeo.

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This is my Hammond Sk1 Organ in GKPE-49-TSA Gator Flight Case after I finally got it back from Newark EWR Airport after flying with it to Fort Myers from San Francisco, then taking it to Lou’s gig at Roadhouse Cafe, flying to JFK but my organ went to Newark by mistake. It was supposed to be delivered but they never even left the airport with it, so I took a bus ride back out to New Jersey from Times Square and picked it up personally. You can see the big INSPECTED sticker that TSA plastered of my American Federation of Musicians Union sticker. 2 days later I flew with it to San Francisco for a gig and that’s where I am now with my Sk1 Hammond Organ.

Lou’s band in front of Roadhouse Cafe Fort Myers FL

L to R: F.L. “Woody” Brubaker piano and keyboard bass, Gil DiBenedetto tenor saxophone and clarinet, Lou Colombo trumpet vocals, Nelson Foucht trombone, Richard Iannuzzi drums – photo by Jon Hammond

Lou Colombo, Trumpet, Jazz, Roadhouse Cafe, Fort Myers FL, Brooklyn Dodgers, 1978, Wychmere Harbor Club, Local 802 Musicians Union

**Note: Lou Colombo and my neighbor Leo Ball (R.I.P.) also a fine trumpet player member of Local 802 were born on the same day in Brockton MA

*LISTEN TO AUDIO: HERE HammondCast 17 and Breaking News from Jon Hammond

http://www.archive.org/details/HammondCast_17

HammondCast 17, just back from Hamburg Germany where I recorded my new album, an official production of NDR Radio in Studio 1 with some of my all-time favorite musicians: Lutz Buchner (Sax), Joe Gallardo (Trombone), Heinz Lichius (Drums), myself-Jon Hammond (XK-3 Organ/Bass) and Engineer: Rudy Grosser in Studio 1 NDR Radio. I’ll be playing some selections rough mixes (not so rough actually!) as my Christmas gift to the listeners, and speaking of Christmas…from inside San Francisco County Jail #8 “Pod E”, a live recording of my trio’s annual Christmas Prison Show with the great tenor saxophonist Larry Schneider & Ronnie Smith Jr. on drums along with myself on keys playing the Christmas classic: “Have Yourself a Merry Christmas”. Every year I tell the ladies “And ya’ better be good!”
And from the Studio 1 NDR Sessions my original blues shuffle: No X-Cess Baggage Blues, some fine playing by Lutz on one of my favorite ballads: My One and Only Love and my theme song: “Late Rent”. Special thanks to Knut Benzner of NDR Radio for co-producing these recordings now heard on KYOU Radio, 1550 on the AM Dial.
Jon Hammond
http://www.HammondCast.com

NDR SESSIONS Projekt

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ndr-sessions-projekt/id154024761

Spotlight on Lou Colombo

*LISTEN TO AUDIO: HammondCast 202 Pt 2 Spotlight on Lou Colombo KYOU Radio

http://ia700404.us.archive.org/26/items/JonHammondHammondCast202KYOURadio/HammondCast202.mp3

HammondCast 202 KYOU Radio special edition with part 2 of recording from Wychmere Harbor Club when Jon played B3 organ on the Lou Colombo Band, the house band at Wychmere Harbor Club in Harwich Port Cape Cod MA. First backing up a feature dance duo with cha cha and then Emily waltz, Saturday Night Fever followed by the chaser ‘California Here I Come’, then Summertime, Hello Dolly medley, Bossa nova medley Watch What Happens in to Wave and then a cooking “In The Mood” taking it home with Jon’s “Lydia’s Tune” and some of Sidewinder © http://www.HammondCast.com

http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondHammondCast202KYOURadio

*LISTEN TO AUDIO: HammondCast 201 KYOU Radio Spotlight on Lou Colombo Wychmere Harbor Club House Band

http://ia700407.us.archive.org/3/items/JonHammondHammondCast201KYOURadio/HammondCast201.mp3

http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondHammondCast201KYOURadio/

HammondCast 201 KYOU Radio, today Jon Hammond puts the spotlight on LOU COLOMBO trumpet player band leader originally from Brockton MA, Jon played organ with Lou for 2.5 years on the house band at the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club and Thompson’s Clam Bar in Harwich Port Cape Cod MA – a recently discovered recording from the bandstand with Lou Colombo, Jon Hammond on B3 organ, Frank Shea drums and 2 additional horns on a big Saturday night: “Meditation” medley with “Shadow of Your Smile”, “Honeysuckle Rose”, “Stars Fell On Alabama” medley with “Georgia”, “How Deep Is Your Love”, “Satin Doll” © http://www.jonhammondband.com 45 minutes

The articles reporting the sad and tragic death of Lou Louis Colombo that just appeared:

http://www.marcoislandflorida.com/article/20120304/NEWS0110/120304003/Massachusetts-man-killed-in-south-Fort-Myers-crash?odyssey=tab%7Cmostpopular%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE

Massachusetts man killed in south Fort Myers crash

An 84-year-old man from South Yarmouth, Massachusetts was killed late Saturday night in a vehicle crash at the intersection of McGregor Boulevard and Kapok Court in south Fort Myers.

Louis Colombo was killed when he turned west onto McGregor Boulevard, pulling out in front of a Jeep Wrangler heading north.

The Wrangler, driven by Hunter Blackburn, struck the left side of Colombo’s minivan and later hit a fire hydrant, cutting off water in the area for about three hours.

Blackburn, 52, was not injured.

http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120304/NEWS11/120309884/-1/rss04

By Karen Jeffrey
kjeffrey@capecodonline.com
March 04, 2012
Lou Colombo, the heart beat of jazz on Cape Cod for more than half a century was killed late Saturday night in a car crash in Fort Myers, Fla.

According to the Fort Myers Press News, Colombo, 84, was killed when he turned onto McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers, and was struck by a vehicle heading north.

Lou Colombo Movie on YouTube by Jon Hammond: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkqBaFIAXn4

“Jon Hammond here…I just came back from visiting my main man Lou Colombo the great trumpet player bandleader and former Pro Baseball player in Fort Myers Florida. I played on Lou’s band for 2.5 years in the late 70’s in house band at the Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod. Lou is going strong happy to report, playing regularly at the restaurant of his daughter Sherri and son inlaw Marc Neeley – Roadhouse Cafe during winter months and in the summer he plays at his son David’s Roadhouse Cafe in Hyannis MA on Cape Cod. I schlepped my Hammond Sk1 organ all the way down there in hopes I could sit in with Lou for a couple of tunes but unfortunately that wasn’t possible, however I shot some video of Lou and his fine group, so enjoy the music and personality of Lou Colombo, one of the all-time greats on his instrument!
The musicians on Lou’s band here at Roadhouse Cafe are Nelson Foucht on trombone, F.L. “Woody” Brubaker piano and keyboard bass, Richard Iannuzzi drums and Gil DiBenedetto tenor saxophone and clarinet.
Plus a little bit of flashback audio from our gig in 1978 near the end some photos, old and new from just a few days ago. Enjoy folks! sincerely, Jon Hammond
*Member Local 802 and Local 6 Musicans Union, a HammondCast”

On Blip TV: http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/lou-colombo-movie-by-jon-hammond-6000443

Friends say Colombo was returning to his winter home after a performance last night.

Born and raised in Brockton, Colombo began playing trumpet at age 12. He joined the military as a young man and had dreams of becoming a professional baseball player. He played for seven years, but a badly broken ankle forced his retirement from the Brooklyn Dodgers at the age of 24. Baseball’s loss became music’s gain.

Colombo played with some of the world’s great jazz musicians including Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie. He taught generations of musicians through his love of jazz, played performances in clubs, restaurants, schools and nursing homes on the Cape.

In a July 1988 interview with Eric Jackson on WGBH, Gillespie said of him, “Lou Colombo is what I would call a trumpet painter, he resolves. He starts playing and the notes keep going, but the chord keeps changing all the time. He’s a marvelous trumpet player.

“I went one night to hear him play. Boy, he asked me to play with him and I said ‘No- you got it Brother. I’m not going to jump into that hot water’. Lou’s pretty weird the way he plays because he plays with just one hand. He plays the valves with his right hand but doesn’t hold the horn with his left hand. This guy’s amazing. I’ve been preaching his name ever since that night I first heard him down on Cape Cod .”

Locally Colombo was renown as a teacher and generous performer who frequently asked young musicians to play with him, said Paul Nossiter, veteran jazz musician and long time friend of Colombo who makes his home on the Cape.

“He was a giant..an open-hearted, generous man and musician who loved his family, his friends, music and food,” Nossiter said. “This is a terrible loss for his family and friends, a real loss for Cape Cod.”

Read more in tomorrow’s Cape Cod Times

Tragic, greatest bandleader, Trumpet Player, Louis Colombo, Leo Ball, Fort Myers, South Yarmouth, Harwich Port, Tip O’neill, Jon Hammond, Musicians Union