Posts Tagged ‘Hammond Organ XK-1’

How to do a GREEN Music Tour by Jon Hammond

September 19, 2009

*Note: Excerpt from article in April 2008 ALLEGRO Magazine of Local 802 Musicians Union in honor of Earth Day April 22 and Environmentalism “Beat On The Street”:

I am about to go over to Germany for my annu-
al music tour with my Hammond organ so I’d like
to tell you my way of doing a “green tour” that I
have perfected.
In the past, a Hammond B3 organ weighed 425
pounds (without the Leslie speaker) so it was not
possible for me to take one to Europe.
In 1991, I got the first really portable model. It
was one of the first 10 prototypes of the Ham-
mond-Suzuki XB-2, with multi-voltage for any-
where in the world.
I flew over to Germany with it on Pakistan Airlines.
I found that by using a Kart-A-Bag Super 600
heavy-duty luggage cart with “stair slides” (like
what UPS and FedEx uses), I could hoist it up on
to any train or bus.
I traveled all over Europe this way, and was pic-
tured doing it eventually in a magazine ad for Kart-
A-Bag for quite a while. They had a contest going for
a long time where they would give away one “Ham-
mond Super 600 Kart-A-Bag” every month from a
I jokingly refer to it as my “tour bus.” I see a lot of
bands touring with big tour buses and they look real
nice and comfy but they also burn a lot of fuel.
With my technique I ride on the high speed trains
in Germany, the local trains, up and down in the
Metro of Paris and in Prague on the street cars.
Jon Hammond

Organist and Local 802 member Jon Hammond with
his touring rig waiting for a train in Germany. One
way to go green is to skip the tour bus altogether.

Allegro, Bus, Environmentalism, Green travel, Hammond Organ XK-1, XK-3c HammondCast, Jazz Tour, Jon Hammond, Kart-A-Bag, KYOURADIO, Local 6 Musicians Union, Local 802, Trains, WBGO, NDR Jazz

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Jon Hammond’s Annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party *encore flat out Jam in Jazzkeller JON HAMMOND Band

August 8, 2009

Jon Hammond’s Annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party *encore flat out Jam in Jazzkeller JON HAMMOND Band


2007 annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party *encore flat out Jam in Jazzkeller JON HAMMOND Band

Flat out Jam on “Thing in C Minor”, *encore in JAZZKELLER Frankfurt: JON HAMMOND Band’s annual “Musikmesse Warm Up Party”, smokin’!
JON HAMMOND – XK-1 Hammond Organ
*Special Guests:
OMAR KABIR – Trumpet

Bob Cunningham, Bass, Bernard Purdie, Jon Hammond, Local 802, Musicians Union, NDR Jazz, Late Rent, Mikell’s, Jazz Foundation of America, Elmar Lemes, ASCAP Network, B3 organ, XK-3c, Blues, Funky, Rhonda Hamilton, WBGO

ASCAP Network Behind The Beat with Jon Hammond “LATE RENT”

Elmar Lemes photo of Jon Hammond playing XK-3 organ at Local 802 Monday Night Jazz Session sponsored by Jazz Foundation of America

Jon Hammond MySpace


ASCAP Network Behind The Beat “NDR SESSIONS Projekt”

Jon Hammond is an endorsed artist of Hammond Suzuki USA

*Special Thanks: EUGEN HAHN Jazzkeller Frankfurt, Messe Frankfurt Team, Hammond Suzuki
*Tags: Hammond Organ XK-1, Tony Lakatos, Musikmesse, Jazzkeller, Suzuki, Tower of Power, HammondCast, KYCY, Radio KYOU, Frankfurt, San Francisco, Funk, Blues, Ska, Party

Blues, Frankfurt, Funk, Hammond Organ XK-1, HammondCast, Jazzkeller, KYCY, Musikmesse, Party, Radio KYOU, San Francisco, Ska, Suzuki, Tony Lakatos, Tower of Power, XK-3c

HammondCast 139 KYOURADIO

March 16, 2008

Listen to Audio *Here: 139 KYOURADIO from Frankfurt Germany music tour with JON HAMMOND Band in Schnulze Hamburg Harburg “Europa”SANDRA HEMPEL guitar, LUTZ BUECHNER sax, HEINZ LICHIUS drums. And from Jazzkeller Frankfurt featuring TONY LAKATOS sax & GUENTER BOLLMANN trombone: “Shadow of Your Smile”, “Head Phone”, “My Romance” at Musikmesse time (22nd consecutive year) ©2008 45 minutesJon Hammond, Tony Lakatos, Guenter Bollmann in Jazzkeller Frankfurt