Posts Tagged ‘John Mayer’

Press Preview NAMM John Mayer Plays 00-45SC Martin Guitar HammondCast Sk1

February 2, 2012

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Press Preview NAMM John Mayer Plays 00-45SC Martin Guitar HammondCast Sk1

http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondPressPreviewNAMMJohnMayerPlays00-45SCMartinGuitarHammondCastSk1/

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HammondCast

John Mayer playing the Martin 00-45SC as C.F. Martin & Co.’s Dick Boak looks on – photo by Jon Hammond

L to R: Dick Boak, Joe Lamond, John Mayer, Kevin Cranley – photo by Jon Hammond

Lots of Cameras!

John Mayer holding Martin 00-45SC with Dick Boak from C.F. Martin & Co. Guitars

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T48gy7gGip4

NAMM 2012 Press Preview HammondCast – John Mayer plays his new Stagecoach special edition “Cowboy Guitar” model 00-45SC (only 25 built) by C.F. Martin & Co. Guitars covered by Jon Hammond special thanks Jeanne O’Keefe The Lippin Group, Dick Boak C.F. Martin & Co. Guitars. Jon Hammond’s 26th NAMM Show session with special friends at stand 5100 Hammond Suzuki – first time NAMM’er Koei Tanaka harmonica, Jon’s long-time music partner Joe Berger guitar and drummer (Music Director of John Legend) Swiss Chris playing his brushes and signature Vic Firth drumsticks on practice pad only in respect to sound control. Also SCOTT MAY vocals resurrecting lyrics of Illinois band The Buckinghams (1967 release).
NAMM President / CEO Joe Lamond and Vice Chairman Kevin Cranley appear in one of Jon’s shots at Press coverage, many cameras! Jon plays the all new Sk1 Hammond organ here on a funky soulful tune written by Joe Zawinul “Mercy Mercy” enjoy folks! Jon Hammond
http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/jon-hammond
*note about Jon Hammond host of HammondCast from NAMM Archives:
“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.” http://www.HammondCast.com

http://www.martinguitar.com/news/PDF/00-45SC%20John%20Mayer.pdf

” The 00-45SC The John Mayer Stagecoach Edition A Traditional But Exquisite 12-fret Grand Concert In Beautiful Cocobolo ”

” In collaboration with seven-time Grammy Award winner John Mayer, C. F. Martin & Co. is pleased to introduce a very special premium
guitar – the 00-45SC John Mayer Stagecoach Edition – limited to just 25 instruments. ”

Dick Boak, John Mayer, Jeanne M. O’Keefe, Joe Lamond, C.F. Martin & Co. Sk1, Sk2, Hammond, Suzuki, Koei Tanaka, Swiss Chris, NAMM, Press Preview, Music, Organ, Jazz, Blues

Media Contacts:
Louise O’Brien
DKC for Martin Guitar
Amani Duncan
Director, Promotional Marketing
C. F. Martin & Co.

Press Preview Exhibiting companies included Andy Graham Productions, C. F. Martin & Co., Inc., D&H Guitars, Dube, Farmer Musical Instruments, IK Multimedia, Magma Music Molecules Drums Company, Nektar, Numark/Alesis, Ovistrings Music Company, Peavey Electronics Corp., PocketStrings, Porter & Davies, RockStar Pyro, Taylor Guitars, TC Group Americas, Wi Digital Systems, Yamaha, Z-STIK

Jon Power for Hammond Suzuki – Jon Lord and Jon Hammond

Last Day 4 NAMM 2012 Jon Hammond Kicking it off soon, some pictures from yesterday Day 3:

Jon Hammond with Bernard Purdie and first timers to NAMM – Tambuzi Carroll of EastBay Jazz Workshop and his brother Thomas, Tam drove
all the way down from Berkeley: L to R: Tambuzi, Thomas, Jon Hammond, Bernard Purdie

2 years ago I played a midnight showcase show with Bernard Purdie at NAMM in the Hilton Lobby – Pocket Funk

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

Pocket Funk Bernard Purdie and Friends NAMM + Flash Back 1989

For Flash Back 1989 Mikell’s Pocket Funk Video:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2831189635144040422&hl=en#
Pocket Funk LIVE JON HAMMOND Band w/BERNARD PURDIE at Mikell’s NYC

*Note: Listen to the crowd of mostly musicians actually roar after Joe Berger’s guitar solo! – JH – Hilton Hotel Lobby
Pocket Funk by Jon Hammond © JH INTL ASCAP

Yesterday started out with heavy rain, check out my new smiling frog umbrella with ears…ready to go to show with Sk1 Hammond organ

Ran in to my friend SureWill who is really going places on the Smooth Jazz charts playing with people like Dave Koz, go SureWill!

Jon Hammond with Michael Biwer from Frankfurt Musikmesse!

Jon Hammond with David Mash, Vice President for Technology and Education Outreach at Berklee College of Music

Jon Hammond and Paul Pesco

To photo album will be revised

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Blues, C.F. Martin Co. Sk1, Dick Boak, Hammond, Jazz, Jeanne M. O’Keefe, Joe Lamond, John Mayer, Koei Tanaka, Music, NAMM, Organ, Press Preview, SK2, Suzuki, swiss chris

Kicking off Day 3 Jon Hammond NAMM 2012

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We meet again 20 years later in NAMM 2012! Michel Lag & Jon Hammond
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Michel Lag – Master Luthier of Algam Music & Sound in France who makes an appearance in Jon Hammond’s movie “Sound Cops” on AFN Profile TV Show which Jon did in Cooperation with AFN Radio TV 20 years ago: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttx6l87Gtow
Musician Jon Hammond on AFN Europe TV Show PROFILE, Musikmesse Special. Jon worked together with AFN’s SSgt Albert Viera and SSG Terry Anderson to create this special entitled “Sound Cops” with very entertaining cameo appearances by Joe Berger (guitar) Michael Maier Falkenstein (Hammond organ with Jon) and the 2 Sound Polizei ‘Noise Control’ guys “Lorenzo” and his partner, busted for Electric Guitar Rocking!
You will find this story very enjoyable! Special thanks to AFN Europe and Musikmesse Frankfurt

The great Suzuki Harmonica Artist Koei Tanaka from Tokyo, his first appearance at NAMM Show in Suzuki Hammond stand 5100 with Joe Berger guitar, myself Jon Hammond on Hammond Sk1 combo organ – we will play a Blues session and the classic “Mercy Mercy”, come welcome Koei Tanaka folks! *we played together in Hamamatsu Japan at Suzuki Hall 2 years ago.

Jon Hammond and Koei Tanaka

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:

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

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

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John Mayer Plays NAMM Press Preview 00-45SC Martin Guitar HammondCast Sk1

February 1, 2012

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: John Mayer Plays NAMM Press Preview 00-45SC Martin Guitar HammondCast Sk1 Jon Hammond Koei Tanaka Joe Berger Swiss Chris

http://www.archive.org/details/JohnMayerPlaysNammPressPreview00-45scMartinGuitarHammondcastSk1

John Mayer playing the Martin 00-45SC as C.F. Martin & Co.’s Dick Boak looks on – photo by Jon Hammond

L to R: Dick Boak, Joe Lamond, John Mayer, Kevin Cranley – photo by Jon Hammond

Lots of Cameras!

John Mayer holding Martin 00-45SC with Dick Boak from C.F. Martin & Co. Guitars

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T48gy7gGip4

NAMM 2012 Press Preview HammondCast – John Mayer plays his new Stagecoach special edition “Cowboy Guitar” model 00-45SC (only 25 built) by C.F. Martin & Co. Guitars covered by Jon Hammond special thanks Jeanne O’Keefe The Lippin Group, Dick Boak C.F. Martin & Co. Guitars. Jon Hammond’s 26th NAMM Show session with special friends at stand 5100 Hammond Suzuki – first time NAMM’er Koei Tanaka harmonica, Jon’s long-time music partner Joe Berger guitar and drummer (Music Director of John Legend) Swiss Chris playing his brushes and signature Vic Firth drumsticks on practice pad only in respect to sound control. Also SCOTT MAY vocals resurrecting lyrics of Illinois band The Buckinghams (1967 release).
NAMM President / CEO Joe Lamond and Vice Chairman Kevin Cranley appear in one of Jon’s shots at Press coverage, many cameras! Jon plays the all new Sk1 Hammond organ here on a funky soulful tune written by Joe Zawinul “Mercy Mercy” enjoy folks! Jon Hammond
http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/jon-hammond
*note about Jon Hammond host of HammondCast from NAMM Archives:
“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.” http://www.HammondCast.com

http://www.martinguitar.com/news/PDF/00-45SC%20John%20Mayer.pdf

” The 00-45SC The John Mayer Stagecoach Edition A Traditional But Exquisite 12-fret Grand Concert In Beautiful Cocobolo ”

” In collaboration with seven-time Grammy Award winner John Mayer, C. F. Martin & Co. is pleased to introduce a very special premium
guitar – the 00-45SC John Mayer Stagecoach Edition – limited to just 25 instruments. ”

Dick Boak, John Mayer, Jeanne M. O’Keefe, Joe Lamond, C.F. Martin & Co. Sk1, Sk2, Hammond, Suzuki, Koei Tanaka, Swiss Chris, NAMM, Press Preview, Music, Organ, Jazz, Blues

Media Contacts:
Louise O’Brien
DKC for Martin Guitar
Amani Duncan
Director, Promotional Marketing
C. F. Martin & Co.

Press Preview Exhibiting companies included Andy Graham Productions, C. F. Martin & Co., Inc., D&H Guitars, Dube, Farmer Musical Instruments, IK Multimedia, Magma Music Molecules Drums Company, Nektar, Numark/Alesis, Ovistrings Music Company, Peavey Electronics Corp., PocketStrings, Porter & Davies, RockStar Pyro, Taylor Guitars, TC Group Americas, Wi Digital Systems, Yamaha, Z-STIK

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM 2012 James Wes Blues Sunday Session Sk1 Hammond

http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMM2012JamesWesBluesSundaySessionSk1Hammond/

Joe Berger guitar, Koei Tanaka Suzuki Harmonica, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond Organ

Swiss Chris brushes – Cliff Unruh of Hammond Central looks on

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iD5r_zmX8Lg

Sunday Blues Session in Hammond Suzuki Stand NAMM 2012
First time to NAMM Show – Suzuki Harmonica artist KOEI TANAKA from Tokyo Japan http://www.tanakakoei.com/ with JOE BERGER aka The Berger-Meister on guitar through Leslie G37 guitar combo amp, SWISS CHRIS playing only brushes here for keeping volume low but still with Swiss Chris energy! JON HAMMOND at Sk1 Hammond combo organ – James Wes Blues – Special thanks to Suzuki Musical Instruments Team – Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, Mr. M. Terada, Shuji Suzuki, Shigeyuki Ohtaka, Yu Beniya, Hammond Suzuki USA Dennis Capiga, Scott May, Jay Valle, cameo appearance by Cliff Unruh of Hammond Central (appears by Swiss Chris!) thanks NAMM President Joe Lamond, Jon’s flight case Gator GKPE-49-TSA http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/jon-hammond HammondCast http://www.HammondCast.com

http://vimeo.com/35672142

NAMM 2012 James Wes Blues Sunday Session Sk1 Hammond from Jon Hammond on Vimeo.

http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/namm-2012-james-wes-blues-sunday-session-sk1-hammond-5911671

http://www.ourmedia.org/media/namm-2012-james-wes-blues-sunday-session-sk1-hammond

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-736843

sk1, organ, tanaka koei, harmonica, blues, swiss chris, namm, suzuki, joe berger, jon hammond

Breaking News NAMM President/CEO Joe Lamond Says 95,000 Attendance Broken 3rd Day of 4 Day Winter NAMM 2012 Jon Hammond Reporting

Joe Power!: Joe Testa Director of Artist Relations and Joe Lamond at Vic Firth Stand – photo by Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond spoke with Joe Lamond just before closing of 4th and final day of Winter NAMM 2012, noting that attendance was very strong, Joe Lamond said: “Yesterday (day 3) we broke 95,000 attendance.”
One can assume that the final attendance tally including Day 4 will be well over the 100,000 mark – Jon Hammond HammondCast

Joe Lamond hosting NAMM Breakfast of Champions Day 1 with very special guests!

Jon Hammond reporting from 2012 NAMM Show and playing

NAMM’s Director of International Affairs Betty Heywood with Jon Hammond Day 1 Winter NAMM 2012

Managing Director Suzuki Musical Instruments Mr. Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa with Jon Hammond

Michael Biwer Director of Prolight + Sound, Veronica from Messe Frankfurt Hollywood and Jon Hammond, next stop: Moscow! May 16-19
World’s First Moscow NAMM Musikmesse

Mr. Shuji Suzuki – Suzuki Musical Instruments Company and Jon Hammond

L to R: Joe Berger, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond – special Sunday Morning Blues Session – January 22, 2012 Winter NAMM Hammond Stand

Jon Hammond traveling the world with his Hammond Sk1 Combo Organ most powerful keyboard incredibly compact and tough!

Stephen Fortner Editor Keyboard Magazine and Jon Hammond – Winter NAMM 2012

Jon Hammond and drummer Bernard Purdie – Winter NAMM 2012

Kicking off Day 3 Jon Hammond NAMM 2012

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We meet again 20 years later in NAMM 2012! Michel Lag & Jon Hammond
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150471587822102&set=a.10150469698917102.359184.558692101
Michel Lag – Master Luthier of Algam Music & Sound in France who makes an appearance in Jon Hammond’s movie “Sound Cops” on AFN Profile TV Show which Jon did in Cooperation with AFN Radio TV 20 years ago: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttx6l87Gtow
Musician Jon Hammond on AFN Europe TV Show PROFILE, Musikmesse Special. Jon worked together with AFN’s SSgt Albert Viera and SSG Terry Anderson to create this special entitled “Sound Cops” with very entertaining cameo appearances by Joe Berger (guitar) Michael Maier Falkenstein (Hammond organ with Jon) and the 2 Sound Polizei ‘Noise Control’ guys “Lorenzo” and his partner, busted for Electric Guitar Rocking!
You will find this story very enjoyable! Special thanks to AFN Europe and Musikmesse Frankfurt

*Note: Tomorrow shortly after 10AM I will be playing with the great Suzuki Harmonica Artist Koei Tanaka from Tokyo, his first appearance at NAMM Show in Suzuki Hammond stand 5100 with Joe Berger guitar, myself Jon Hammond on Hammond Sk1 combo organ – we will play a Blues session and the classic “Mercy Mercy”, come welcome Koei Tanaka folks! *we played together in Hamamatsu Japan at Suzuki Hall 2 years ago.

Jon Hammond and Koei Tanaka

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:

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

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

Last Day 4 NAMM 2012 Jon Hammond Kicking it off soon, some pictures from yesterday Day 3:

Jon Hammond with Bernard Purdie and first timers to NAMM – Tambuzi Carroll of EastBay Jazz Workshop and his brother Thomas, Tam drove
all the way down from Berkeley: L to R: Tambuzi, Thomas, Jon Hammond, Bernard Purdie

2 years ago I played a midnight showcase show with Bernard Purdie at NAMM in the Hilton Lobby – Pocket Funk

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

Pocket Funk Bernard Purdie and Friends NAMM + Flash Back 1989

For Flash Back 1989 Mikell’s Pocket Funk Video:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2831189635144040422&hl=en#
Pocket Funk LIVE JON HAMMOND Band w/BERNARD PURDIE at Mikell’s NYC

*Note: Listen to the crowd of mostly musicians actually roar after Joe Berger’s guitar solo! – JH – Hilton Hotel Lobby
Pocket Funk by Jon Hammond © JH INTL ASCAP

Yesterday started out with heavy rain, check out my new smiling frog umbrella with ears…ready to go to show with Sk1 Hammond organ

Ran in to my friend SureWill who is really going places on the Smooth Jazz charts playing with people like Dave Koz, go SureWill!

Jon Hammond with Michael Biwer from Frankfurt Musikmesse!

Jon Hammond with David Mash, Vice President for Technology and Education Outreach at Berklee College of Music

Jon Hammond and Paul Pesco

To photo album will be revised

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Sk1, Sk2, Combo organ, super light, Funky Drums, Paul Pesco, Pocket Funk, Sk1 Hammond, Smiling Frog Umbrella, Suzuki, Winter NAMM

Bernard Purdie and Friends Midnight Showcase Winter NAMM Hilton Hotel Anaheim Special Long Play Video 38:51

*LINK: http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/bernard-purdie-and-friends-midnight-showcase-winter-namm-2010-hilton-hotel-anaheim-special-long-play-video-38-51-3600386

Bernard Purdie and Friends Midnight Showcase Winter NAMM 2010 Hilton Hotel Anaheim Special Long Play Video 38:51 http://gallery.me.com/jonhammondband#101185 Soulcatcher Blues: Tim Hern gtr. vocals, Mahlon Hawk bs. vocals, Leslie Gray gtr. vocals Jon Hammond XK-1 Organ (and bass on Pocket Funk) Special Guest: Joe Berger guitar Vibes: Jason “Malletman” Taylor Tenor saxes: Dan Puccio, Shea Marshall Trumpet: Winston Byrd Drums: Bernard “Pretty” Purdie aka “The Hit Maker” *Note: Bernard Purdie, Jon Hammond and Joe Berger are members of Local 802 Musicians Union Video Camera: Jennifer © http://www.HammondCast.com 1. “It’s Probably Me” – Soulcatcher Blues 2. “Standing on Shaky Ground” Soulcatcher Blues 3. “Big Boss Man” Soulcatcher, Leslie Gray Feature 4. “Pocket Funk” Jon Hammond Intl. ASCAP *Joe Berger guitar feature *don’t leave a kleenex in your pocket when you do the laundry! Special Thanks: NAMM.org, Hilton Hotel Anaheim Convention Center, Hammond Suzuki, Denny Mack & Co. Audio Mix Raquel Romero F&B, Executive Chef Fred Mensinga, Special Long Play Video by Jennifer Bernard Purdie http://www.bernardpurdie.com Soulcatcher Blues http://www.myspace.com/soulcatcherblues Jon Hammond http://www.jonhammondband.com Jason “Malletman” Taylor Jon Hammond at XK-1 Hammond organ, Bernard Pretty Purdie drums, Tim Hern guitar, Winston Byrd trumpet, photo by Bernie Horns: Winston Byrd trumpet, Shea Marshall tenor, Joe Berger guitar, Leslie Gray guitar, Bernard Pretty Purdie drums, Tim Hern guitar, Mahlon Hawk bass, Jon Hammond XK-1 organ, photo by Bernie Jason Taylor aka Mallet Man vibes, Leslie Gray guitar, Winston Byrd trumpet, Tim Hern guitar, Bernard Pretty Purdie drums, Jon Hammond XK-1 organ, photo by Bernie Capicchiano Bernard Pretty Purdie and Friends mixed by Denny Mack photo by Bernie Capicchiano

http://vimeo.com/11549268

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Breakfast of Champions Concert Prakash Sontakke and Salar Nader

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

Prakash Sontakke lap slide guitar, Abe Thomas Thomas Music Bangalore, Salar Nader tabla drums

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkRptlyKD5U

NAMM 2012 Breakfast of Champions Day 1 Concert: Prakash Sontakke – Slide Guitar and Salar Nader – Tabla Drums, brought to you by Abe Thomas and camera by Jon Hammond of HammondCast *Note: Prakash just emailed me that the name of this song is: “Kalyani”
Prakash: http://prakashsontakke.com/
Salar: http://salarnader.com/
Abe: http://thomasmusicindia.com/
Asher Guitars & Lap Steels http://www.asherguitars.com/
Jon: http://www.HammondCast.com
NAMM http://www.namm.org/
Joe Lamond NAMM President / CEO Appears At End enjoy folks! Jon Hammond

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NAMM Breakfast of Champions Concert Prakash Sontakke and Salar Nader from Jon Hammond on Vimeo.

http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/namm-breakfast-of-champions-concert-prakash-sontakke-and-salar-nader-5918067

NAMM Jam Duo with KOEI TANAKA harmonica and JON HAMMOND at Sk2

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kjGcGgK7_o

Suzuki Hammond Artists KOEI TANAKA harmonica and JON HAMMOND in Duo playing at 2012 Winter NAMM Show in the first-ever Suzuki Hammond combo stand number 5100. Jon and Koei first met and played together in Hamamatsu Japan at Suzuki factory and world headquarters in Suzuki Hall in a special concert for President Founder Mr. Manji Suzuki and entire company, happy to see each other again in USA! Welcome Koei first time to NAMM Show, 26th year at NAMM for Jon Hammond, Day 1 of 4 Days, many guests came including Stevie Wonder who is now playing Suzuki harmonicas exclusively. Koei Tanaka goes to many countries and does incredible social work with his music and spreading the message of the melody with Suzuki Harmonicas. Jon Hammond tours worldwide with Hammond Sk1. Check out Koei’s other YouTubes and visit his official fan site http://www.tanakakoei.com/ and Jon Hammond HammondCast Jon Hammond Band http://www.jonhammondband.com/

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Jam Duo with KOEI TANAKA harmonica and JON HAMMOND at Sk2

http://www.archive.org/details/NammJamDuoWithKoeiTanakaHarmonicaAndJonHammondAtSk2_452

Scott May of Hammond Suzuki looking on – Jon Hammond at Sk2 Hammond

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Sk2 Mercy Mercy NAMM Jam 2012 Jon Hammond and Friends

http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondSk2MercyMercyNAMMJam2012JonHammondandFriends/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYtj8SG0Gbo

Jon Hammond Day 1 NAMM at Sk2 Hammond organ with good friends Rich Severson of Guitar College http://www.guitarcollege.com/ on guitar, Koei Tanaka Suzuki Harmonica artist – official fan site http://www.tanakakoei.com/ NAMM Jam 2012 on Mercy Mercy at Hammond Suzuki stand 5100 first-time ever combined for full power in the big NAMM.
Special thanks to Suzuki Musical Instruments Team – Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, Mr. M. Terada, Shuji Suzuki, Shigeyuki Ohtaka, Yu Beniya, Hammond Suzuki USA Dennis Capiga, Scott May, Jay Valle – Camera: Jennifer http://www.HammondCast.com

Jon Hammond Sk2 Hammond organ, Rich Severson Eastman 403 guitar, Koei Tanaka Suzuki Harmonica – Stand 5100 NAMM 2012

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Hammond’s Bolero Release Party In Le Bar Bat Was A Lot Of Fun!

October 20, 2011

Hammond’s Bolero Release Party In Le Bar Bat on W. 57th St. NYC Was A Lot Of Fun!

Live Performance by Jon Hammond Band photos by Teddy Fung

L to R: Joe Berger guitar, Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Ray Grappone drums, Jon Hammond organ

*LISTEN TO AUDIO: HammondCast 12

http://www.archive.org/details/HammondCast_12

HammondCast 12 from San Francisco with intro to PME (Portable Media Expo), Blues Shuffle with Art News Project…from Jon’s album “Hammond’s Bolero”: Jennifer’s Song, Thing in C Minor and Cosmo Lane http://www.HammondCast.com

Ray Grappone and Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond with the Hammond’s Bolero Disc

Jon Hammond at his 1959 B3 Hammond B3 organ at home studio with ReVox A700 tape recorder and road tested Hammond XB-2 organ

Painting of Jon Hammond onstage at Regina Niteclub Grosse Freiheit St. Pauli Hamburg by artist Michael August aka ILLUSTRATORP
http://www.jonhammondband.com/

Jon Hammond with his Telecaster Custom

Jon Hammond at home near Times Square in Manhattan Highrise holding his Sennheiser HD 25-1 Headphones

Jon Hammond Band – Special Late Show Saturday Dec. 3rd 1-3AM at BITTER END on Bleecker St. Greenwich Village New York City

L to R: Joe Berger guitar, Todd Anderson tenor saxophone, Ray Grappone drums, Jon Hammond organ

As Seen On MCTV MNNTV Cable Access TV Show The Jon Hammond Show 28th Year

JON HAMMOND Band FaceBook Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jon-Hammond-Band/133709526657853

Jon Hammond HammondCast FaceBook http://www.facebook.com/hammondcast

Jon Hammond Band Official http://www.jonhammondband.com

LIVE in The Bitter End http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bitter_End

The Bitter End is a nightclub in New York City’s Greenwich Village. It opened its doors in 1961 at 147 Bleecker Street under the auspices of owner Fred Weintraub. The club changed its name to The Other End during the 1970s. However eventually after a few years the owners changed the club’s name back to the more recognizable Bitter End.

History

An earlier club, “The Cock and Bull” operated on the same premises with the same format, in the late 1950s. The poet/comedian Hugh Romney (who later became known as Wavy Gravy) read there.
During the early 1960s the club hosted Folk music “hootenanies” every Tuesday night, featuring many performers who have since become legendary. During its heyday the Bitter End showcased a wide range of talented and legendary musicians, comedians, and theatrical performers.[1]
In 1968 Paul Colby, who began his career as a song plugger for Benny Goodman’s publishing company, and went on to work for Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, and Guy Lombardo, became the manager and booking agent at The Bitter End, and in 1974 he purchased it.[2][3]
In the mid 1970s, the club became known as the birthplace of Bob Dylans Rolling Thunder Revue, which featured such names as Joni Mitchell, Roger McGuinn, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Joan Baez, T-Bone Burnett, Ronee Blakely, Mick Ronson, and many other guest stars.
The City of New York bestowed landmark status to the night club on July 23, 1992.

Pete Fogel Le Bar Bat The Bitter End Steely Dan, John Entwistle, Zak Starkey, Doran Gray, Frankfurt Musikmesse, NAMM, Music China, Moscow Jazz, Late Rent, Pocket Funk,
Ronnie Smith Jr., Stephen Ferrone, Bernard Purdie The Hit Maker

http://www.amazon.com/Late-Rent-Jon-Hammond/dp/B000CA40BI

1. Late Rent Listen
2. Original Announcement from Jon Hammond Show Listen
3. Pocket Funk Listen
4. Lydia’s Tune Listen
5. The Sidewinder Listen
6. Announcement by al “Jazzbeaux” Collins Listen
7. Head Phone Listen
8. White Onions Listen
9. Party Is Forbidden Here Listen
10. Get Back in the Groove Listen
11. White Onions [Live] Listen
12. Head Phone [Live] Listen
13. Afn Announcement #1 Listen
14. Nu Funk (Hip Hot Chitlins) [Live] Listen
15. Afn Announcement #2

This is a re-issue of Jon’s 1995 European release “Late Rent.” Never before available in the U.S., it contains a collection of recordings featuring Bernard Purdie and Steve Ferrone on drums, as well as Todd Anderson and Alex Foster on sax, Barry Finnerty and Graham Hawthorne, Ray Grappone, Jim Preston and Chuggy Carter. The record is a swinging and funky compilation of original tracks written by Jon Hammond, as well as some anecdotal asides and a guest appearance by Jazzbeaux Collins. Lots of great solos and organ sounds as well as melodies and groove.

Jon Hammond Music iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/jon-hammond/id4308313

Top Albums

1.
LATE RENT
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2.
Hammond’s Bolero
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3.
Ndr Sessions Projekt
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Top Songs
Name Album Time Price
1
Payphone Johnny
Ndr Sessions Projekt
7:02

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2
The More I See You
Ndr Sessions Projekt
5:00

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3
Our Day Will Come
Ndr Sessions Projekt
5:19

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4
No X-Cess Baggage Blues
Ndr Sessions Projekt
5:14

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5
Easy Living
Ndr Sessions Projekt
6:33

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6
Besame Mucho
Ndr Sessions Projekt
6:02

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7
Polka Dots and Moonbeams
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Blues in the Night
Ndr Sessions Projekt
5:54
9
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10
Theme from Black Orpheus
Ndr Sessions Projekt
7:36

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11
Satin Doll
Ndr Sessions Projekt
6:15

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12
My One and Only Love
Ndr Sessions Projekt
6:19

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13
Late Rent – Live
LATE RENT
9:02

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14
Nu Funk (Hip Hop Chitlins) – Live
LATE RENT
4:57

View In iTunes
15
AFN Announcement 1
LATE RENT
0:47

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16
Head Phone – Live
LATE RENT
3:08

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17
Get Back In the Groove
LATE RENT
2:06

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18
Party Is Forbidden Here
LATE RENT
5:27

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19
White Onions
LATE RENT
5:23

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20
Head Phone
LATE RENT
7:40

View In iTunes
21
Announcement By Al Jazzbeaux Collins
LATE RENT
1:03

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22
The Sidewinder
LATE RENT
7:22

View In iTunes
23
Lydia’s Tune
LATE RENT
4:29

View In iTunes
24
Pocket Funk
LATE RENT
6:00

View In iTunes
25
Original Announcement from Jon Hammond Show
LATE RENT
0:46

View In iTunes Hammond’s Bolero http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hammonds-bolero/id4308341

Hammond’s Bolero
Jon Hammond
6:46

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2
Jennifer’s Song
Jon Hammond
5:55

View In iTunes
3
Cannonball ’99 (One More Time!)
Jon Hammond
7:10

View In iTunes
4
Soon I Will Be Free
Jon Hammond
5:16

View In iTunes
5
Thing in C Minor
Jon Hammond
7:37

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6
Cosmo Lane
Jon Hammond
5:54

View In iTunes
7
Remembering Stanley
Jon Hammond
4:39

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8
Six Year Itch
Jon Hammond
4:55

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9
F.P. Blues
Jon Hammond
3:18

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10
Czechoslovakian Salsa Song
Jon Hammond
6:25

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11
Train Song
Jon Hammond
5:47

View In iTunes
12
9/11 Tribute Medley
Jon Hammond
6:27

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Local 802, Local 6 Musicians Union, ASCAP I Create Music Expo, We Create Music, Composer Publisher, Ken Cicerale, Fran Richard, Hades, Bill Graham Presents, Shoreline
Amphitheatre, Mick Brigden, Bob Barsotti, James Preston, Terry Haggerty Sons of Champlin Fillmore Auditorium, Hammond Suzuki Sk1 Sk2 Jon Lord Deep Purple Ultra-Compact
B3 Leslie Speaker Fender Twin Reverb Excelsior Accordions
Evolution of Jon Hammond Accordion

Alternative To Clips On Cable by Kim Freeman Billboard Magazine March 19, 1984

NEW YORK—Year-old BackBeat Productions hopes to break new ground in the video medium with it’s first project, “The Jon Hammond Show.” Currently airing on Manhattan Cable’s Channel 3 and San Francisco’s public access Channel 25, the program is a half hour of computer generated graphics synchronized with original jazz-fusion and rock music. Hammond’s voice and his tapping boot are the only human intrusions during the show.
“It’s an alternative to the conceptual and concert footage videos. We’re delivering an art form.” says the show’s host, BackBeat’s co-founder Jon Hammond. The company also functions as a label, and Hammond says the broadcast will be a vehicle to expose artists on the BackBeat roster.
Hammond say’s he’s close to securing slots on public access channels in New Orleans, Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles and Boston and plans to recoup investements by syndicating the show to national networks if and when it gains an audience.
His partner in the venture is former Crusaders guitarist Barry Finnerty, who wrote the music for the first program. All songs on the “Jon Hammond Show” feature BackBeat’s studio band of Finnerty, keyboardist Hammond, drummer Steve Ferrone and saxophonist Todd Anderson.
KIM FREEMAN

Jon Hammond Band YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/jonhammondband

ASCAP Audio Portrait http://ascap.com/network/audioportraits/Jon_Hammond_Rent/

NDR SESSIONS Projekt http://www.ascap.com/network/audioportraits/Jon_Hammond_NDR/

Performances

Comedians who appeared early in their careers
Woody Allen[4]
Harry Anderson
Sandra Bernhard
Elayne Boosler
David Brenner
Albert Brooks
Lenny Bruce
George Carlin[4]
Dick Cavett[4]
Cheech & Chong
Bill Cosby[4]
Billy Crystal
Don Imus
Robert Klein
Steve Landesberg
Jay Leno
Martin Mull
Pat Paulsen
Freddie Prinze
Richard Pryor
Joan Rivers[4]
Hugh Romney aka Wavy Gravy
Chris Rush[5]
Mort Sahl
David Steinberg
Jon Stewart
Rip Taylor
Lily Tomlin
Flip Wilson
Steven Wright
Henny Youngman
Musicians
Peter Allen
Luther Allison
Mose Allison
America
Tori Amos
Maxene Andrews
Joan Armatrading
Joan Baez
Jon Hammond Kevin Beres
Chuck Berry
Stephen Bishop
Ronee Blakely
The Box Tops
Glen Burtnik
Blues Traveler
Oscar Brand
The Brandos
Brewer & Shipley
David Bromberg
Jackson Browne
Bunky and Jake
Burlap to Cashmere
Vanessa Carlton
The Chamber Brothers
Harry Chapin
Tracy Chapman
Charles & Eddie
Merry Clayton
Judy Collins
Shawn Colvin
Chick Corea
Larry Coryell
James Cotton
The Critters
Jim Croce
David Crosby
Lacy J. Dalton
The Charlie Daniels Band
Miles Davis
Gavin DeGraw
John Denver
Neil Diamond
Bo Diddley
Dion
Bob Dylan
Yvonne Elliman
Cass Elliott[4]
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
Joe Ely
The Everly Brothers
Mimi Farina
Jose Feliciano
Steve Forbert
Jeffrey Gaines
Stan Getz
Andy Gibb
G. Love & Special Sauce
Steve Goodman
Stéphane Grappelli
The Grateful Dead[6]
Arlo Guthrie
Bill Haley
Hall & Oates
The Happenings
Tim Hardin
John Hartford
Donny Hathaway
Richie Havens
Jake Holmes
Robert Hunter
Ian & Sylvia
Janis Ian
Indigo Girls
The Isley Brothers
Etta James
Tommy James & the Shondells
Billy Joel
Dr. John
Janis Joplin
Norah Jones
Kangaroo Jones
Doug Kershaw
Lisa Kindred
Morgana King
Leo Kottke
Kris Kristofferson
Labelle
Lady Gaga
Marvin Gaye
Nil Lara
Gordon Lightfoot
Little Feat
Lisa Loeb
Los Lonely Boys
Taj Mahal
Melissa Manchester
Chuck Mangione
Hugh Masekela
Curtis Mayfield
Ed McCurdy
Rod McKuen
Sarah McLachlan
Don McLean
Melanie
Ingrid Michaelson
Bette Midler
Liza Minnelli
Chad Mitchell
Joni Mitchell
Van Morrison
Maria Muldaur
Shawn Mullins
Johnny Nash
Fred Neil
Ricky Nelson
Bob Neuwirth
Randy Newman
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Laura Nyro
Phil Ochs
Odetta
Les Paul
Tom Paxton
Peaches & Herb
Ann Peebles
Peter, Paul and Mary
The Persuasions
Jean-Luc Ponty
Billy Preston
Dory Previn
John Prine
Kenny Rankin
Helen Reddy
Kenny Rogers and The First Edition
Linda Ronstadt
Rusted Root
Otis Rush
Tom Rush
Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels
Sam & Dave
Mongo Santamaria
Gil Scott-Heron
The Searchers
John Sebastian
The Serendipity Singers[4]
Pete Seeger
The Shells
Carly Simon
Nina Simone
Patti Smith
Phoebe Snow
Spin Doctors
The Staple Singers
Curtis Stigers
Barbra Streisand
The Tarriers
James Taylor
Livingston Taylor
Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee
George Thorogood & the Destroyers
The Triplets
Kenny Vance and The Planotones
Suzanne Vega
Jerry Jeff Walker
Wendy Wall
Joe Walsh
Jimmy Webb
Mary Wells
Josh White
Paul Williams
Bill Withers
Stevie Wonder
Jesse Colin Young
Neil Young
Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention
[edit]Live albums recorded

Albums by Peter, Paul and Mary, Randy Newman, Curtis Mayfield, Donny Hathaway, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, The Isley Brothers, and Tommy James & the Shondells, among others, have been recorded live at the Bitter End.

Harold Channer Conversations Speaking With Jon Hammond

*WATCH VIDEO: Part 2 Harold and Jon Conversations

http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondConversationsWithHaroldChannerPt2JonHammondInterview

Music News Brought To You By Jon Hammond on CONVERSATIONS WITH HAROLD HUDSON CHANNER on MNNTV
Intelligent Relevant Television Talk
Harold Channer is a talk-show host on public access television network Manhattan Neighborhood Network, or MNN. He is the longest-running producer for the network, having done over 2,200 interviews over 40 years. Speaking here with Jon Hammond HammondCast

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ofv-TEmdKw4

*WATCH VIDEO: Harold Channer Pt 3 Jon Hammond

http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondConversationsWithHaroldChannerPt3JonHammondInterview

Conversations With Harold Channer Pt 3 Jon Hammond Interview
Music News Brought To You By Jon Hammond on CONVERSATIONS WITH HAROLD HUDSON CHANNER on MNNTV
Intelligent Relevant Television Talk
Harold Channer is a talk-show host on public access television network Manhattan Neighborhood Network, or MNN. He is the longest-running producer for the network, having done over 2,200 interviews over 40 years. Speaking here with Jon Hammond of KYOU Radio, Music News Brought To you by Jon Hammond on Conversations, Pt 3 of one hour program

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOjp765o_No

STELLWERK Late Rent JON HAMMOND Band Harburg Bahnhof Organ Jazz Blues Theme Song

*WATCH VIDEO: STELLWERK Late Rent JON HAMMOND Band Harburg Bahnhof Organ Jazz Blues Theme Song

http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondSTELLWERKLateRentJONHAMMONDBandHamburgHarburg32207


*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:

JON HAMMOND Band Theme Song “LATE RENT” in STELLWERK Jazz Club in Harburg Bahnhof. JOE BERGER guitar, HEINZ LICHIUS drums, JON HAMMOND XK-1 Organ and Bass, GABRIEL COBURGER tenor sax Camera by JENNIFER © www.HammondCast.com Dankeschoen Dieter Glawischnig, Knut Benzner, Gabriele Benedix Jazzhaus Radio, Michael August kunstler aka ILLUSTRATORP, Michael Maier Falkenstein Hammond Suzuki Deutschland Jon Hammond is host of daily HammondCast Show KYOU Radio *Member American Federation of Musicians Union Local 802, Local 6 ASCAP
Hammond Suzuki USA Endorser Artist

NDR SESSIONS Projekt Story Feature ASCAP Network
Jon Hammond Photo by Elmar Lemes 802 Musicians Union Session

Jon Hammond MySpace

HammondCast

STELLWERK, Harburg, Jon Hammond, NDR Jazz, Axel Dürr, Lutz Büchner, XK-1 Organ, Orgel, XK-3c, B3, XB-2, Blues, Funky, ASCAP Network, KYOURADIO, Jazzhaus Radio, Hamburg, Apple iTunes, Panasonic, Sk1, Sk2, Lumix, DMC-G3, DVC30

duckduckgo Sk1 Sk2 Hammond Suzuki Organ Keyboard on Tour with Jon Hammond Band

duckduckgo Sk1 Sk2 Hammond Suzuki Organ Keyboard on Tour with Jon Hammond Band

Jon Hammond wearing his duckduckgo T-Shirt with Malc Deakin of Hammond Suzuki UK at Frankfurt Musikmesse

Jon Lord speaking with Jon Hammond about the new Sk1 and Sk2 stage keyboard organs from Hammond Suzuki at Frankfurt Musikmesse

Sk1 James and Wes Blues Jon Hammond Band – CNN iReport

*WATCH THE VIDEO: Sk1 James and Wes Blues Jon Hammond Bandhttp://www.archive.org/details … Organ Hofheim Hamamatsu Japan Category: Music Tags: Sk1Sk2 Hammond Suzuki Musikmesse Blues Organ Hofheim Hamamatsu Japan http://blip.tv/jonhammond/sk1-james-and-wes-blues-jonhammondband …

Manhattan Neighborhood Network The Jon Hammond Show Debut Sk1 …

Musikmesse, Session, Sk1, Sk2, Jon Hammond Band, Soul, Blues, Funk, Jazz, NAMM,Local 802, Musicians Union, Hamamatsu, Suzuki Musical Instruments, Manhattan Neighborhood Network

B3mk2 Organ, Blues, Gig Bag, Hamamatsu, Headquarters, Jazz, Jon Hammond, Local 802 Musicians Union, Musikmesse, NAMM, Now in USA, Sk1, SK2, Suzuki Musical Instruments, Tachi Tachikawa

Jon Hammond Band, The Bitter End, Bleecker St., Late Rent Session Men, Pete Fogel, MNNTV, Cable Access, Jazz, Blues, B3 organ, Sk1, Sk2, XB-2, XK-1, XK-3c

The Day I Met Steve Jobs Personally In San Francisco by Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond San Francisco CA — Let me preface this post by saying I am deeply saddened by the too-young death of Steve Jobs, but I am

very thankful to have met him personally and I am one of the beneficiaries of his incredible body of work. Thanks Steve!

As follows: On January 11th 2005 I attended The MacWorld Expo Keynote given by Steve Jobs at Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. Just prior to MacWorld my

first album re-release digitally remastered “Late Rent” went on to the iTunes Store so I was very excited about the whole concept of being able to offer my music through

the iTunes platform and I brought along one of the CD’s in my pocket.

The Keynote was really great, although I wasn’t really sure that Steve was there live because he was projected up on to the big screen throughout the presentation.

I thought it might be possible that it was a prepared film, but he occasionally made references to the day’s weather (rain predicted) and some other things that made it

current. Near the end of the presentation he brought out a surprise guest, President of Sony Kunitake Ando and they pledged a commitment to work together

on HD video. John Mayer came out and played at the end, the presentation was over and so I went in to the exhibits directly afterwards.

I was speaking with one of the Apple black shirt guys when all of a sudden I saw Steve. He saw me and I know he doesn’t like to be approached but he must have thought

he either knew me or recognized me and he came right over to meet me. I saw him coming so I reached in my pocket and pulled out my CD Late Rent fresh copy still in

the shrink wrap. I introduced myself and thanked Steve for the wonderful opportunity for all the composers and musicians to get our music out through iTunes (I am a member

of ASCAP) and I told him I would like to give him my Late Rent album if he would take it. He said “Sure!”

He then (this showed me how intense he is, I will never forget) I handed it to him and right away he looked at the cover art work and then looked straight at me to verify it

was indeed me on the cover. He then said “Thanks!” and I told him it was great to meet him…Steve walked away holding the CD in both hands still studying the artwork

intensely as approx. 50 people were following him like the Pied Piper, shouting out Steve Steve…over here!. Steve was absorbed in the art work, and there is plenty to look

at and copy to read, Michael August aka ILLUSTRATORP who designs my album covers so fantastically made sure of that!

http://www.cityhallrecords.com/catpics/webpics/large/HBF105Lg.jpg

The cover Steve Jobs was studying as he walked away:

Late Rent Album Info

iTunes Album Link Late Rent

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/late-rent/id30945539

http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/jon-hammond/id4308313

After I met Steve Jobs it seemed that everything I did with Apple had been blessed by him, and maybe it has / had been!

Thanks for everything Steve Jobs,

sincerely,

Jon Hammond

Member AFM Local 6 and Local 802 Musicians Union
ASCAP Composer Publisher – Jon Hammond International

ASCAP Network Behind The Beat Late Rent

http://ascap.com/network/audioportraits/Jon_Hammond_Rent/

re-issue of Jon’s 1995 European release “Late Rent.” Never before available in the U.S., it contains a collection of recordings featuring Bernard Purdie and Steve Ferrone on drums, as well as Todd Anderson and Alex Foster on sax, Barry Finnerty and Graham Hawthorne, Ray Grappone, Jim Preston and Chuggy Carter. The record is a swinging and funky compilation of original tracks written by Jon Hammond, as well as some anecdotal asides and a guest apperance by Jazzbeaux Collins. Lots of great solos and organ sounds, as well as melodies and groove. Includes “Late Rent,” “Pocket Funk,” “Lydia’s Tune,” “White Onions,” “Head Phone” and “Hip Hop Chitlins.”

http://laterent.blogspot.com/

Steve Jobs, Apple Inc, iTunes, Late Rent, MacWorld, Kunitake Ando, Sony, John Mayer, Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, R.I.P., Jazz, Blues, Jon Hammond

The Day I Met Steve Jobs Personally In San Francisco by Jon Hammond

October 17, 2011

The Day I Met Steve Jobs Personally In San Francisco by Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond San Francisco CA — Let me preface this post by saying I am deeply saddened by the too-young death of Steve Jobs, but I am

very thankful to have met him personally and I am one of the beneficiaries of his incredible body of work. Thanks Steve!

As follows: On January 11th 2005 I attended The MacWorld Expo Keynote given by Steve Jobs at Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. Just prior to MacWorld my

first album re-release digitally remastered “Late Rent” went on to the iTunes Store so I was very excited about the whole concept of being able to offer my music through

the iTunes platform and I brought along one of the CD’s in my pocket.

The Keynote was really great, although I wasn’t really sure that Steve was there live because he was projected up on to the big screen throughout the presentation.

I thought it might be possible that it was a prepared film, but he occasionally made references to the day’s weather (rain predicted) and some other things that made it

current. Near the end of the presentation he brought out a surprise guest, President of Sony Kunitake Ando and they pledged a commitment to work together

on HD video. John Mayer came out and played at the end, the presentation was over and so I went in to the exhibits directly afterwards.

I was speaking with one of the Apple black shirt guys when all of a sudden I saw Steve. He saw me and I know he doesn’t like to be approached but he must have thought

he either knew me or recognized me and he came right over to meet me. I saw him coming so I reached in my pocket and pulled out my CD Late Rent fresh copy still in

the shrink wrap. I introduced myself and thanked Steve for the wonderful opportunity for all the composers and musicians to get our music out through iTunes (I am a member

of ASCAP) and I told him I would like to give him my Late Rent album if he would take it. He said “Sure!”

He then (this showed me how intense he is, I will never forget) I handed it to him and right away he looked at the cover art work and then looked straight at me to verify it

was indeed me on the cover. He then said “Thanks!” and I told him it was great to meet him…Steve walked away holding the CD in both hands still studying the artwork

intensely as approx. 50 people were following him like the Pied Piper, shouting out Steve Steve…over here!. Steve was absorbed in the art work, and there is plenty to look

at and copy to read, Michael August aka ILLUSTRATORP who designs my album covers so fantastically made sure of that!

http://www.cityhallrecords.com/catpics/webpics/large/HBF105Lg.jpg

The cover Steve Jobs was studying as he walked away:

Late Rent Album Info

iTunes Album Link Late Rent

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/late-rent/id30945539

http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/jon-hammond/id4308313

After I met Steve Jobs it seemed that everything I did with Apple had been blessed by him, and maybe it has / had been!

Thanks for everything Steve Jobs,

sincerely,

Jon Hammond

Member AFM Local 6 and Local 802 Musicians Union
ASCAP Composer Publisher – Jon Hammond International

ASCAP Network Behind The Beat Late Rent

http://ascap.com/network/audioportraits/Jon_Hammond_Rent/

re-issue of Jon’s 1995 European release “Late Rent.” Never before available in the U.S., it contains a collection of recordings featuring Bernard Purdie and Steve Ferrone on drums, as well as Todd Anderson and Alex Foster on sax, Barry Finnerty and Graham Hawthorne, Ray Grappone, Jim Preston and Chuggy Carter. The record is a swinging and funky compilation of original tracks written by Jon Hammond, as well as some anecdotal asides and a guest apperance by Jazzbeaux Collins. Lots of great solos and organ sounds, as well as melodies and groove. Includes “Late Rent,” “Pocket Funk,” “Lydia’s Tune,” “White Onions,” “Head Phone” and “Hip Hop Chitlins.”

http://laterent.blogspot.com/

Steve Jobs, Apple Inc, iTunes, Late Rent, MacWorld, Kunitake Ando, Sony, John Mayer, Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, R.I.P., Jazz, Blues, Jon Hammond