Posts Tagged ‘Friday January 24’

Savoy Lounge Revisited Jon’s Journal December 20 2012

December 20, 2012

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This film will crack you up…It was a good night for FSB (Funk Soul & Blues) on May 21 of 1998 in New York City. Jon Hammond brought his band in to the SAVOY LOUNGE on 41st St. across from Port Authority Bus Terminal and next to Carroll Music Instrument Rental & Studios where all the cats rehearsed: On tenor sax Todd Anderson, Joris Dudli on drums, Barry Finnerty guitar and Jon Hammond at the B3 organ playing some of Jon Hammond’s classic Funk Soul compositions ‘Head Phone’ and end of ‘Nu Funk (‘Hip Hop Chitlins’). Drummer Bernard Purdie had just walked in and the joint was jumping. RIP Savoy Lounge NYC!

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“Sound Cops” The Movie Rules! – Starring Terry Anderson and Joe Berger – Jon Hammond


Musician Jon Hammond on AFN Europe TV Show PROFILE, Musikmesse Special. Jon worked together with AFN’s SSgt Albert Viera and SSG Terry Anderson to create this special entitled “Sound Cops” with very entertaining cameo appearances by Joe Berger (guitar) Michael Maier Falkenstein (Hammond organ with Jon) and the 2 Sound Polizei ‘Noise Control’ guys “Lorenzo” and his partner, busted for Electric Guitar Rocking!

Midnight Cake with James Brown and Michael HammondCast 36:

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: HammondCast 36 Downloaded 701 times HammondCast 36 Jon Hammond in New York City just back from Germany music tour and 20th year at Musikmesse Frankfurt trade show…digging deep in to the archives to present a special show put together by Jon in 1993 in Frankfurt Hausen-BROTFABRIK (the old Bread Factory) Jon Hammond presenting French Pianist FRANCOISE PUJOL first time in Germany along with RICHARD BONA on bass from Cameroon & Paris, now living in NY and FRANCIS LASSOUS – drums / batterie

MNN TV Jon Hammond Show Jon’s Journal December 18 2012

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Jon Hammond ‘Accordion Evolution – 1966 Jr. Jazz Champion – 1971 Topanga Canyon CA wedding of Al Fratti – playing custom Giulietti electric accordion model Classic 127

My custom built Excelsior AC/R accordion with Sennheiser pickups system factory installed – Jon Hammond

Main Men Pasquale Ficocecco and Carlo Greco at Alex Music on 48th Street Music Row NYC

– Jon Hammond — at Alex Musical Instruments

Carlo Greco NAMM Oral History

Carlo Greco
Interview Date: September 14, 2005
Job Title: Luthier
Company: Guild Guitars
acoustic guitars
Guild Guitar
instrument repairmen-technicians
Music Manufacturing
New York City NY

Carlo Greco is known throughout the world as one of the premier guitar luthiers. Yet, when you meet him, he is a very humble man who brushes off compliments with a smile. After a long association as chief designer for Guild Guitars, Carlo joined his dear friend, Alex Carozza, in New York’s top repair shop, Alex Music, on 48th Street. Carlo has created some of the world’s most-loved string instruments and has an equal reputation as a repairman of world-class guitars.

*Note: I will be appearing daily at Winter NAMM 2013 and performing on Friday night January 24th in the Hilton Lobby

8:00 pm
Hammond Organ Performance
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Hilton Stage East

Featuring the following artists:
Dr. Lonnie Smith – Hammond jazz and funk legend
Larry Goldings – keyboard/organist for James Taylor, among others
Jim Beard – of Steely Dan
Terry Lawless – of U2 & Pink
Chester Thompson – of Santana, Tower of Power
Marty Grebb – played with Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, Chicago
C.J. Vanston – LA studio legend
Freddie Ravel – of Santana
Jon Hammond – Jazz artist

Anaheim Convention Center
800 West Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92802

Thursday, Jan 24 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday, Jan 25 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, Jan 26 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, Jan 27 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
*Hall E opens at 9:30 a.m.

2 Heavyweights good friends of mine: Joe Franklin ‘King of Radio & TV’ with Alex Carozza aka Alex Accordions

NAMM Oral History:
Alex Carozza has designed his own reed system for the accordion. The idea came to Alex after years of performing on the instruments and repairing them in his shop, Alex Music, on 48th St. in New York. He opened the shop in the early 1970s after working across the street at Sam Ash. If you ever visit the shop, you may be amazed at the level of craftsmanship. Legendary luthier Carlo Greco works at the bench right next to Alex.
Alex Carozza
Interview Date: September 14, 2005
Job Title: Founder
Company: Alex Musical Instruments

Oakland CA — Jon Hammond at the B3 organ

– Yoshi’s Jazz Club and Restaurant — at Yoshi’s Jazz Club

Mr. Manji Suzuki President of Suzuki Musical Instruments and Jon Hammond sitting at Hammond B3mk2 Organ in
Suzuki World Headquarters and Factory in Hamamatsu Japan

Suzuki Headquarters and factory concert special for President Founder Manji Suzuki with introduction by
‘Tachi’ Waichiro Tachikawa, Jon Hammond at the new B3mk2 organ with Koei Tanaka chromatic harmonica Part 2 of 3 “Days of Wine and Roses” in Hamamatsu Japan.
Special Thanks Mr. Hiromitsu Ono, Mr. M. Terada, Mr. S. Ohtaka, Mr. Yu Beniya, Tachi Tachikawa, President M. Suzuki and entire Suzuki Musical Instruments Team… — with Jon Hammond Band in Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka

Jon Hammond NAMM Oral History

Long Version

Jon Hammond
Interview Date: January 13, 2011
Job Title: President and Founder
Company: Jon Hammond & Associates
electric organs
Hammond B-3
Hammond Organs
Jon Hammond
Music Manufacturing

Jon Hammond has successfully created a career based on his musical talents and his passion for the music industry! As a musician Jon has performed with many legendary players and as a clinician and product artist he has introduced many innovative products to music stores and their customers over the last 30 plus years. Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Digital B3 Organ.

L to R:

Bernie Capicchiano (Bernies Music Land Australia), Shuji Suzuki, Shigeyuki Ohtaka, Suzuki Musical Instruments, Jon Hammond

Hammond organ, B3mk2, Sk1, NAMM Show, Musikmesse, Friday January 24, Jazz, Blues, Anaheim, Local 802, Musicians Union, Joe Berger, Alex Budman, Donny Baldwin, Funky