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Public Access TV: HammondCast 202 The Jon Hammond Show audio from Jon’s radio show

March 5, 2015

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Lou Colombo House Band at Wychmere Harbor Club circa 1978, L to R Frank Shea drums, Lou Colombo trumpet, Jack Pena guitar (father of Paul Pena), Jon Hammond at the B3 organ

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 Thomas Phillip “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

Jon Hammond and Lou Colombo in Fort Myers Florida

For full audio of HammondCast 202:
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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 – ©JON HAMMOND International

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Dick Johnson Accepting NEA Jazz Master Award On Behalf Of Artie Shaw

December 17, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Dick Johnson Accepting NEA Jazz Master Award On Behalf Of Artie Shaw

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

Youtube http://youtu.be/EoQRdBLya6Q

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1197948

Note from Jon Hammond: I filmed Dick Johnson (clarinetist) accepting Artie Shaw’s NEA Jazz Masters Award (handed to him by David Baker) some years ago. Artie personally chose Dick to lead his band, Dick Johnson was one of the greatest musicians of all times in his own right. I had the honor and pleasure of playing together with him on several occasions myself on Lou Colombo’s Band at the Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod – he was just totally unbelievable, a force of Nature is the only way to describe his masterful playing – RIP Dick Johnson, sincerely, Jon Hammond organist from Local 802 Musicians Union — The late great Clarinetist / Saxophonist long-time Band Leader for Artie Shaw Band Dick Johnson accepting the NEA Jazz Master Award on behalf of Artie – film forthcoming of event folks, RIP Dick Johnson – Jon Hammond
*excerpt from Condolence (Guestbook): “Jon to Johnson Family: Sending my deepest condolences on the passing of Dick, I had the great pleasure and honor of playing with Dick & Lou Colombo at the Wychmere Harbor Club in Harwichport MA 1978-’80

(Hammond organ) with Jack Pena & Frank Shea. I last spoke with Dick in 2005 at the IAJE when he accepted the NEA Jazz Master Award for Artie posthumously from David Baker, I filmed it for my cable TV Show. So very sorry for your loss, Dick was one of the greatest musicians I ever played with and a really great guy! Sincerely, Jon Hammond *Member AFM Local 802″

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Johnson_(clarinetist)
Dick Johnson (December 1, 1925 – January 10, 2010[1]) was an American big band clarinetist, best known for his work with the Artie Shaw Band.[1] From 1983 until his death he was the leader of the Artie Shaw Orchestra.
Born Richard Brown Johnson in Brockton, Massachusetts, he also played the alto saxophone and flute. Johnson worked with Frank Sinatra, the Swing Shift Orchestra, Dizzy Gillespie and Tony Bennett.[1]
Johnson died in Boston, Massachusetts after a short illness, aged 84.
1956: Music for Swinging Moderns (EmArcy Records)
1957: Most Likely (Riverside Records) with Dave McKenna, Wilbur Ware, Philly Joe Jones [3]
1957: At Newport (Verve) with Eddie Costa
1979: Dick Johnson Plays Alto Sax & Flute & Soprano Sax & Clarinet (Concord Records) with Dave McKenna, Bob Maize, Jake Hanna
1980: Spider’s Blues (Concord) with Dave McKenna
1981: Swing Shift (Concord)
2004: Artie’s Choice! And the Naturals
2006: Star Dust & Beyond: A Tribute to Artie Shaw
http://jazztimes.com/…/25619-jazz-clarinetist-dick-johnson-…
Jazz Clarinetist Dick Johnson Dies at 84
Boston-based player fronted Artie Shaw band for over 20 years
By Lee Mergner
Dick Johnson, perhaps best known for his long stint as frontman for the Artie Shaw Orchestra, died in the Boston area on Sunday, January 10. Johnson died at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston after a brief illness, according to the Conley Funeral Home. He was 84 years old.
Johnson was born December 1, 1925 and grew up in the Brockton, Mass area as part of a musical family. He got his professional start as a musician during a stint with the U.S. Navy in 1944-1946. Johnson served with the navy band on the USS Pasadena during WWII. He often credited his stint in the Navy for kicking off his career in jazz.
After the war, Johnson toured with the big bands of Charlie Spivak and Buddy Morrow. Eventually, after several years on the road, he settled in his hometown of Brockton, Mass. It was there in Brockton where he and close friend, Lou Colombo formed a jazz sextet. The group lasted 10 years, but the friendship and musical kinship lasted for the rest of his life. In addition, Johnson formed his septet—Swing Shift—which was a staple on the Boston music scene for many years. Like Herb Pomeroy, Johnson managed a double career as a perfomer and an educator, teaching jazz at nearby Berklee, where he mentored many younger jazz musicians.
According to the notes on Johnson’s album Artie’s Choice, in 1980, Artie Shaw sent a message to Dick Johnson’s manager, and said: “You wanted to hear what I think of Dick Johnson’s clarinet playing. Okay. At this time, he’s the best I’ve ever heard. Bar nobody. And you can quote me on that, anywhere, anytime!”
Shortly thereafter in 1983 he joined the Artie Shaw Orchestra as its frontman, with Shaw himself retired at least as a clarinetist. Shaw continued to appear with the group and let Johnson act as his surrogate for the next 20 years. Idiosyncratic until the end, Shaw permitted few recordings by the group, but Johnson’s reputation as a clarinetist grew from its live performances. The group disbanded in 2006 a few years shortly after Shaw’s death.
Over the years Johnson performed with Dave McKenna, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Buddy Rich. He recorded as a both a leader and a sideman on the Mercury, Emarcy, Riverside, and Concord Jazz labels. His latest CD was Star Dust and Beyond: A Tribute to Artie Shaw for the Crazy Scott label in 2006.
Johnson was an important part of the local Boston jazz and music community. In 1999, Brockton declared May 1 to be “Dick Johnson Day.” Johnson spent the day meeting students and later performed with school band members at Brockton High.
Johnson is survived by family members including his wife of 59 years, Rose Johnson of Brockton, his son, Gary Johnson, and his daughter, Pamela Sargent, wife of noted jazz guitarist Gray Sargent.
Visiting hours will be held Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Conley Funeral Home, 138 Belmont St., Brockton. A remembrance service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.
“I had the pleasure of seeing Dick many times over the past 38 years,
> including his appearances with Dave McKenna at the Columns in West Dennis on
> Cape Cod in 1971, and on several occasions with the little big band known as
> Dick Johnson’s Swing Shift. Dick co-led a great quintet with Herb Pomeroy
> that featured Alan Dawson at the Eden Gardens in Worcester in 1975. The
> last concert I saw him play was with Jack Senier’s All-Stars on a Sunday
> afternoon in June 2007 at the 1794 Meetinghouse in New Salem, Mass, a
> stone’s throw from the Quabbin Reservoir. Dick played alto for the better
> part of the afternoon, but most memorable was his performance on clarinet of
> “Memories of You.” He was 81 by then, but as charismatic as ever.
>
> On a winter’s night a year or two earlier, my wife Meg and I saw Dick with
> trumpeter Lou Colombo in the tiny cocktail lounge adjacent to the foyer of
> an inn in Chatham, Mass. There again he was playing alto, but I noticed his
> clarinet by his side and requested he play it. To an SRO crowd of about
> eight people, Dick treated us to “After You’ve Gone,” the tempo increasing
> on each successive chorus till one could almost hear Artie Shaw and BG and
> Bird stirring in approval. Truly unforgettable.
> Dick was at the 2005 IAJE convention in Long Beach to accept the NEA Jazz
> Masters Award in honor of Artie Shaw, who’d died a couple of weeks earlier.
> In his telltale Brockton accent, he spoke of Shaw’s inspiring and exacting
> musical standards. Dick later played a solo clarinet piece at Artie’s
> memorial service, and dropped me a note afterwards in which he wrote, “It
> was by far the biggest honor I’ve ever received to play solo clarinet for
> the man who’d been a hero of mine since I was 14 years old. I flew back
> home sad and jubilant at the same time.”
>
> Somehow it seems appropriate that the last time I saw Dick was at Dave
> McKenna’s memorial service in Woonsocket, R.I. thirteen months ago. Alas,
> Dick Johnson has passed on too. Dick leaves his son Gary, a fine drummer
> who shared the bandstand with his father for many years, and his son-in-law
> Gray Sargent, the guitarist who’s been touring with Tony Bennett for a
> decade and who recorded a beautiful duo concert with Dave McKenna at Maybeck
> Recital Hall for Concord Jazz in 1995.” — at National Endowment for the Arts.

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

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Jon Hammond’s composition “Get Back in The Groove” very special performance Jon Hammond Band in Jazzkeller Frankfurt Jon’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party with many close friends in attendance – Tony Lakatos on tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, special guest Lee Oskar harmonica, Jon Hammond organ / bass

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Special thanks Pmauriat Albest PMauriat Saxophones, TecAmp TecAmp – Bass Player’s Gear — with Joe Berger, Tony Lakatos, Jon Hammond, Lee Oskar, Giovanni Totò Gulino, Pmauriat Albest, P.Mauriat Saxophones and Lee Oskar at Jazzkeller.

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1190341

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2asgsa_get-back-in-the-groove-jon-hammond-band_music

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/ReturnOfTheStudentJonHammondVisitWithTonyGermainHD1080p

Jon Hammond visit with his piano teacher Tony Germain:
“So good to see my piano teacher main man Tony Germain 40 years later from the first day we met on Scheduling Day 1973, looking good Tony! Greatest piano and Hammond organ teacher folks!

Tony taught so many players well and created the organ department (long story!) Chairing the PIano Department, (he has a nice chair in his office and superb Steinway Grand Piano) – if you are lucky enough to be a student at Berklee and get to study with Tony Germain, then you are living under the lucky star – Tony is the Man!! Thanks for everything you showed me Tony, straightened me out big time” – Jon Hammond
*Return of the Student –

Here I am with my Piano Teacher main man Tony Germain 40 years to the day later from the first time we sat down together folks – interview coming soon, many thanks Tony! Jon Hammond
http://www.berklee.edu/people/tony-germain
Position: Assistant Chair
Department: Piano

Tony’s Steinway Grand Piano

“I think I might have been one of Berklee’s first graduates with what today is called the performance major in piano. So as assistant chair, I have a vested interest in making sure we’re still preparing piano, keyboard, and organ students, without being in any way style prejudiced. I also took the position to have a little bit more involvement with the curriculum—to see what I could personally add or help create.”

“When I went to Berklee, Ted Pease, Phil Wilson, and Mike Rendish were my role models and my teachers. They set the standard for what I’d become and how I would teach. They were all very good to me, and I could see how much they loved it. Here at Berklee, I’m giving back to something that has given me everything. I often describe Berklee as a musical Fantasy Island. I just don’t know where else I’d be happy.”

“Prior to becoming assistant chair of the Piano Department, I taught pretty much everything across the board for 33 years: harmony, ear training, arranging, ensembles. I created the Harmonic Ear Training course and taught it from about 1978 until I became assistant chair. I’m equally in love with private and classroom teaching, and have done it all my adult life. I probably get more out of it than my students do. But hopefully I inspire students to further their interests in whichever style of performance they desire—it’s my job to prepare them for the long haul. I still teach Survey of Piano Styles: History of Jazz Piano. I didn’t want to give it up. And I didn’t want to not teach entirely, because you lose touch if you’re out of the classroom.”

Career Highlights
B.M., Berklee College of Music
Performances with Judy Garland, Herb Pomeroy, Joe Hunt, and Dick Johnson
Musical director, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well, Charles Playhouse
Pianist and keyboardist with jazz and commercial groups
Recordings include Forces with Jerry Tachoir; Risa’s Waltz with Danny Harrington; Until Further Notice with Steve Rochinski; Sasha Sings Dinah, A Tribute to the Queen, Dinah Washington with Sasha Daltonn; Happy Talk with Christine Fawson; At Last with Kimberly Keating; Read Between the Lines with Jan Shapiro; Live at the Firehouse with Danny Harrington; The Berklee Great American Songbook series; and for Acuff-Rose, Nashville
Published articles in Keyboard and Berklee Today magazines
Professional performing and recording artist
Television and radio experience, including Community Auditions/ Dave Maynard Talent Showcase, WBZ, Channel 4, Boston; Jack Harris Show, Detroit; Nick Clooney Show, Cincinnati; Music America, WGBH Radio, Boston; and Grand Ole Opry, Nashville
Performer and clinician, Berklee on the Road programs in Umbria, Puerto Rico, and Los Angeles
Leadership
Stephany Tiernan
Chair
Tony Germain
Assistant Chair — at Berklee College of Music
http://www.HammondCast.com/
— at Berklee College of Music

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

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

Youtube http://youtu.be/q4_lNnwzxrU

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105232953

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

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

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

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

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

Youtube http://youtu.be/5pvfVZhXaoc

Jon Hammond Band + NDR Horns at Auster Bar Hamburg Eimsbüttel
Funky Jazz and Blues
http://hammondcast.blogspot.com/2014/09/youtubes-of-every-song-we-played-in.html

Youtubes of every song we played in Auster Bar Hamburg going backwards Jon Hammond Band
Youtubes of every song we played in Auster Bar Hamburg going backwards Jon Hammond Band http://youtu.be/BqtFWKBeC0c “Cooking at The Auster Bar” http://youtu.be/9P8yZiXgWfI “Tribute to Cannonball – Mercy Mercy Mercy” http://youtu.be/MdQi8mAslzE “Tribute to Bobby Timmons – Moanin’ / Blues” http://youtu.be/jtAaQLH_BYk “Late Rent – Them Song” http://youtu.be/orpLWd66-Hw “No X-Cess Baggage Blues” http://youtu.be/LFhxrDs6PbQ “Lydia’s Tune – Bossa Nova” http://youtu.be/MxpIJesOJXQ “Pocket Funk” http://youtu.be/q4_lNnwzxrU “Auster Blues and Jazz *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Cooking at The Auster Bar Jon Hammond Band With NDR Horns – Full High Definition
Funky Heinz Lichius drums, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor, Friedrich Fiete Felsch alto, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass — at Auster Bar.

Dick Johnson, Artie Shaw, NEA Jazz Masters, Jazz, Saxophone, Clarinet, Jon Hammond, Hammond Organ, Lou Colombo, Cape Cod, Brockton MA, Big Bands

NAMM Highlights 2 Randy Jackson Tower of Power HammondCast Jon’s Journal February 8 2013

February 8, 2013

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Highlights 2 Randy Jackson Tower of Power HammondCast

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMHighlights2RandyJacksonTowerofPowerHammondCast/

Jon Hammond on bandstand – photo by Lawrence Gay

Youtube http://youtu.be/YQBxb-K3Ixc

Some NAMM 2013 Highlights from Jon Hammond including Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM with special guest
Randy Jackson of American Idol TV Show at Breakfast of Champions, NAMM Memorial Tribute including my friend band leader
Lou Colombo the great trumpet player http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/namm-memoriam-industry-tribute-2013
bag pipers and cameo of Betty Heywood leaving after / and just before Tower of Power kicks it off inaugurating the new Grand Plaza Stage.
12 year old guitarist Ray Goren on Marty Grebb Band rips one on the Hammond Summit Show in Hilton Hotel Lobby, first ever Hammond
night known as “The Sound, the Soul, The Summit” MC’d by Scott May with Hammond Suzuki endorsees.
Jon Hammond Band playing the theme song of The Jon Hammond Show TV program Late Rent and HammondCast radio show
and podcasts vlogcasts, with Donny Baldwin drums from Lydia Pense and Cold Blood and Jefferson Starship, Joe Berger guitar,
Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond at the New B-3 Portable organ with sound mix by Denny Mack. Enjoy this
HammondCast folks, send any photos if you were there, Jon Hammond http://www.HammondCast.com

Joe Berger on the bandstand with Jon Hammond Band – photo by Lawrence Gay

Alex Budman tenor saxophone on Jon Hammond Band – photo by Lawrence Gay

Dr. Lonnie Smith on the bandstand – photo by Lawrence Gay

Marty Grebb on the bandstand – photo by Lawrence Gay

Ray Goren on the bandstand – photo by Lawrence Gay

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Highlights Randy Jackson of American Idol Tower of Power Jon Hammond HammondCast

Randy Jackson and NAMM President CEO Joe Lamond Breakfast of Champions

Jon Hammond NAMM Highlights HammondCast

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMHighlightsRandyJacksonofAmericanIdolTowerofPowerJonHammondHammondCast/

Some NAMM 2013 Highlights from Jon Hammond including Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM with special guest
Randy Jackson of American Idol TV Show at Breakfast of Champions, NAMM Memorial Tribute including my friend band leader
Lou Colombo the great trumpet player http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/namm-memoriam-industry-tribute-2013
bag pipers and cameo of Betty Heywood leaving after / and just before Tower of Power kicks it off inaugurating the new Grand Plaza Stage.
12 year old guitarist Ray Goren on Marty Grebb Band rips one on the Hammond Summit Show in Hilton Hotel Lobby, first ever Hammond
night known as “The Sound, the Soul, The Summit” MC’d by Scott May with Hammond Suzuki endorsees.
Jon Hammond Band playing the theme song of The Jon Hammond Show TV program Late Rent and HammondCast radio show
and podcasts vlogcasts, with Donny Baldwin drums from Lydia Pense and Cold Blood and Jefferson Starship, Joe Berger guitar,
Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond at the New B-3 Portable organ with sound mix by Denny Mack. Enjoy this
HammondCast folks, send any photos if you were there, Jon Hammond http://www.HammondCast.com

Randy Jackson, American Idol, Joe Lamond, NAMM, Highlights, In Memoriam Industry Tribute, Lou Colombo, Tower of Power, Jon Hammond,
Marty Grebb, Ray Goren, B-3 Organ

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Rest In Peace Donald Byrd – these images from my coverage of Beacons in Jazz Concert tribute to Cab Calloway *in middle image with host MC Bill Cosby, Donald in the middle, also in back of the late great alto player educator Arnie Lawrence – May 7th 1990, RIP Donald Byrd – Jon Hammond
Donald’s Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Byrd

Donaldson Toussaint L’Ouverture Byrd II (December 9, 1932 – February 4, 2013) was an American jazz and rhythm and blues trumpeter. A sideman for many other jazz musicians of his generation, Byrd is best known as one of the only bebop jazz musicians who successfully pioneered the funk and soul genres while simultaneously remaining a pop artist.
Donaldson Toussaint L’Ouverture Byrd II
Born December 9, 1932
Origin Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died February 4, 2013
Genres Bop
Hard bop
Funk
Soul
Instruments Trumpet
Associated acts Pepper Adams, Gigi Gryce, Jackie McLean, Hank Mobley

Byrd attended Cass Technical High School. He performed with Lionel Hampton before finishing high school. After playing in a military band during a term in the United States Air Force, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in music from Wayne State University and a master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music.
While still at the Manhattan School, he joined Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, as replacement for Clifford Brown. In 1955, he recorded with Jackie McLean and Mal Waldron. After leaving the Jazz Messengers in 1956, he performed with many leading jazz musicians of the day, including John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, and later Herbie Hancock.
Byrd’s first regular group was a quintet that he co-led from 1958-61 with baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams, an ensemble whose hard-driving performances are captured “live” on At the Half Note Cafe. In June 1964, Byrd jammed with jazz legend Eric Dolphy in Paris just two weeks before Dolphy’s death from insulin shock.
In the 1970s, Byrd moved away from the hard-bop jazz idiom and began to record jazz fusion and rhythm and blues. He teamed up with the Mizell Brothers (producer-writers Larry and Fonce) for Black Byrd in 1973. It was highly successful and became Blue Note Records’ highest-ever selling album. The title track climbed to No. 19 on Billboard′s R&B chart and reached the Hot 100 pop chart, peaking at No. 88. The Mizell brothers’ follow-up albums for Byrd, Street Lady, Places and Spaces and Stepping into Tomorrow, were also big sellers, and have subsequently provided a rich source of samples for acid jazz artists such as Us3. Most of the material for the albums was written by Larry Mizell.
In 1973, he created The Blackbyrds, a fusion group consisting of his best students. They scored several major hits including “Happy Music” (No. 3 R&B, No. 19 pop), “Walking In Rhythm” (No. 4 R&B, No. 6 pop) and “Rock Creek Park”.
In 1994, Byrd appeared on the Red Hot Organization’s compilation album, Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool. The album, meant to raise awareness and funds in support of the AIDS epidemic in relation to the African-American community, was heralded as “Album of the Year” by Time Magazine.
He has taught music at Rutgers University, the Hampton Institute, New York University, Howard University, Queens College, Oberlin College, Cornell University and Delaware State University.
In addition to his master’s from Manhattan School of Music, Byrd has two master’s degrees from Columbia University. He received a law degree in 1976, and his doctorate from Columbia University Teachers College in 1982.
In September 2009, he was named an artist-in-residence at Delaware State University.[1] Byrd lives in Teaneck, New Jersey.[2]
[edit]Discography

[edit]As leader
Blue Note
Off to the Races (1959)
Byrd in Hand (1959)
Fuego (1959)
Byrd in Flight (1960)
At the Half Note Cafe (1960)
Chant (1961)
The Cat Walk (1961)
Royal Flush (1961)
Free Form (1961)
A New Perspective (1963)
I’m Tryin’ to Get Home (1964)
Mustang (1966)
Blackjack (1967)
Slow Drag (1967)
The Creeper (1967)
Fancy Free (1969)
Electric Byrd (1969–70)
Kofi (1969)
Ethiopian Knights (1971)
Black Byrd (1973)
Street Lady (1973)
Stepping into Tomorrow (1974)
Places and Spaces (1975)
Caricatures (1976)
Other labels
Byrd Jazz (Transition, 1955) – also released as First Flight (Delmark)
Byrd’s Word (Savoy, 1955)
Byrd’s Eye View (Transition, 1955)
Byrd Blows on Beacon Hill (Transition, 1956)
2 Trumpets (Prestige, 1956) – with Art Farmer
The Young Bloods (Prestige, 1956) – with Phil Woods
Jazz Lab (Columbia, 1957) – with Gigi Gryce
At Newport (Verve, 1957) – with Gigi Gryce
Modern Jazz Perspective (Columbia, 1957) – with Gigi Gryce and Jackie Paris
Jazz Eyes (Regent, 1957) – with John Jenkins
Byrd in Paris (Bethlehem, 1958)
Parisian Thoroughfare (1958)
Live Au Chat Qui Peche (1958), Fresh Sound Records
Motor City Scene – with Pepper Adams (1960), Bethlehem
Up with Donald Byrd (1964), Verve
Thank You… for F.U.M.L. (Funking Up My Life) (1978), Elektra
Love Byrd (1981), Elektra
Words, Sounds, Colors and Shapes (1983) Landmark
Harlem Blues (1987), Landmark
Getting Down to Business (1989), Landmark
A City Called Heaven (1991), Landmark
Touchstone (2000)
The Transition Sessions (2002)
[edit]As sideman
1955 Kenny Clarke – Bohemia After Dark
1955 Cannonball Adderley – Discoveries
1955 Oscar Pettiford – Another One
1955 Hank Jones – Quartet-Quintet
1955 Hank Jones – Bluebird – one track only
1955 Ernie Wilkins – Top Brass
1956 George Wallington – Jazz for the Carriage Trade
1956 Jackie McLean – Lights Out!
1956 Hank Mobley – The Jazz Message of Hank Mobley
1956 Kenny Clarke – Klook’s Clique
1956 Art Blakey – The Jazz Messengers
1956 Rita Reys – The Cool Voice of Rita Reys
1956 Elmo Hope – Informal Jazz
1956 Phil Woods – Pairing Off
1956 Jackie McLean – 4, 5 and 6
1956 Gene Ammons – Jammin’ with Gene
1956 Horace Silver – Silver’s Blue
1956 Hank Mobley – Mobley’s Message
1956 Hank Mobley – Jazz Message No. 2
1956 Art Farmer – 2 Trumpets
1956 Paul Chambers – Whims of Chambers
1956 Phil Woods/Donald Byrd – The Young Bloods
1956 Horace Silver – 6 Pieces of Silver
1956 Hank Mobley – Hank Mobley Sextet
1956 Doug Watkins – Watkins at Large
1956 Sonny Rollins – Sonny Rollins, Vol. 1
1956 Kenny Burrell – All Night Long
1957 Kenny Burrell – All Day Long
1957 Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd – Jazz Lab
1957 Art Farmer/Donald Byrd/Idrees Sulieman – Three Trumpets
1957 Lou Donaldson – Wailing with Lou
1957 Jimmy Smith – A Date with Jimmy Smith Volume One
1957 Art Taylor – Taylor’s Wailers
1957 Gigi Gryce – Gigi Gryce and the Jazz Lab Quintet
1957 George Wallington – The New York Scene
1957 Various Artists – American Jazzmen Play Andre Hodeir’s Essais
1957 Kenny Burrell/Jimmy Raney – 2 Guitars
1957 Kenny Drew – This Is New (Riverside)
1957 Hank Mobley – Hank
1957 Paul Chambers – Paul Chambers Quintet
1957 The Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd Jazz Lab – At Newport – One side of LP which also features Cecil Taylor
1957 Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd – New Formulas from the Jazz Lab
1957 Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd – Modern Jazz Perspective
1957 Sonny Clark – Sonny’s Crib
1957 John Jenkins – Star Eyes
1957 Oscar Pettiford – Winner’s Circle
1957 George Wallington – Jazz at Hotchkiss
1957 Red Garland – All Mornin’ Long
1957 Red Garland – Soul Junction
1957 Red Garland – High Pressure
1957 Lou Donaldson – Lou Takes Off
1958 John Coltrane – Lush Life – one track only
1958 John Coltrane – The Believer – two tracks
1958 John Coltrane – The Last Trane – two tracks
1958 Johnny Griffin – Johnny Griffin Sextet
1958 Pepper Adams – 10 to 4 at the 5 Spot (Riverside)
1958 John Coltrane – Black Pearls
1958 Michel Legrand – Legrand Jazz
1958 Dizzy Reece – Blues in Trinity
1958 Art Blakey – Holiday for Skins
1958 Jim Timmens – Gilbert and Sullivan Revisited
1959 Mundell Lowe – TV Action Jazz!
1959 Jackie McLean – Jackie’s Bag
1959 Thelonious Monk – The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall
1959 Chris Connor – Ballads of the Sad Cafe
1959 Sonny Clark – My Conception
1959 Manny Albam/Teo Macero – Something New, Something Blue
1959 Jackie McLean – Vertigo
1959 Jackie McLean – New Soil
1959 Walter Davis Jr. – Davis Cup
1961 Pepper Adams – Out of This World
1962 Duke Pearson – Hush!
1963 Hank Mobley – No Room for Squares
1963 Hank Mobley – Straight No Filter – released 1986
1963 Hank Mobley – The Turnaround
1963 Jimmy Heath – Swamp Seed
1963 Herbie Hancock – My Point of View
1964 Dexter Gordon – One Flight Up
1964 Cal Tjader – Soul Sauce
1964 Solomon Ilori – African High Life
1964 Duke Pearson – Wahoo!
1965 Dexter Gordon – Ladybird
1965 Wes Montgomery – Goin’ Out of My Head
1967 Stanley Turrentine – A Bluish Bag
1967 Sam Rivers – Dimensions & Extensions
1967 Hank Mobley – Far Away Lands
1977 Gene Harris – Tone Tantrum
1978 Sonny Rollins – Don’t Stop the Carnival
1993 Guru – Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1
1995 Guru – Guru’s Jazzmatazz, Vol. 2: The New Reality
1995 Ahmad Jamal – Big Byrd: The Essence Part 2 — with Martin W. Mueller and Bernard Purdie

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Jam at P.Mauriat Stand with Jon Hammond at the organ and horns

Spontaneous NAMM Jam Session at P.Mauriat Saxophones and Trumpets stand with some great players – Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ with many great players including Hoai Phuong Nguyen, Alejandro Chiabrando, Juan Alzate, Keyan Williams, Tim Green, Willie Bradley, Jason Palmer, Eddie Baccus Jr., Adam MacBlane – sorry if I missed anybody folks! JH – Special thanks to Alex Mingmann Hsieh, Agnieszka Obrebska – P.Mauriat, Jim Wischmeyer Bag End Speakers http://bagend.com
Hammond Suzuki USA and the very kind NAMM Sound Police – see you next year 2014 NAMM and Frankfurt Musikmesse – JH
http://www.HammondCast.com
P.Mauriat http://www.pmauriatmusic.com

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMJamatP.MauriatStandwithJonHammondattheorganandhorns

Yao Shake (謝瑤) and Jon Hammond

Hoai Phuong Nguyen (Hoai Phuong)and Jon Hammond

Youtube http://youtu.be/0C9HEsN5JGc

Saxsbigfan 14 hours ago
wow… so excellent performance !!  Go! Go! Go! Go for the sound!
Reply ·

Tsai Susan 14 hours ago
It was so exciting to see your play at the NAMM with P Mauriat artists. The live performance was thrilled and joyful. Thank you, Jon. Without you, the NAMM would be less fun!
Reply ·

A MH 14 hours ago
Definitely, Jon deserves to have a big hugs and applauses…,whatsoever..
Jon’s LIVE performance at PM’s booth before ending NAMM ,which has been sparked a great highlights and memories to everybody, although ,it’s only a whirlwind of 30 minutes jam sessions, but that’s one of our historic treasure ,also to NAMM.
We feel proudly to say “thanks you, Jon! those music makes people crazy and joyful time until the last minutes at NAMM, Jan. 27.2013
Go for the sound!! see you in 2014
Reply ·

A MH 14 hours ago
Definitely, Jon deserves to have a big hugs and applauses…,whatsoever..
Jon’s LIVE performance at PM’s booth before ending NAMM ,which has been sparked a great highlights and memories to everybody, although ,it’s only a whirlwind of 30 minutes jam sessions, but that’s one of our historic treasure ,also to NAMM.
We feel proudly to say “thanks you, Jon! those music makes people crazy and joyful time until the last minutes at NAMM, Jan. 27.2013
Go for the sound!!
Reply ·

Tsai Susan 14 hours ago
I was so excited to see your play at the NAMM with P Mauriat artists. It was live and thrilled. Thank you, Jon. Without you, the NAMM will be less fun!

Agnieszka Obrebska Thank you Jon. It was an amazing pleasure for all of us from PM and our visitors and artists to host you and listen to your music at P. Mauriat booth. Hope you had a good time with us as well! Take care and see you soon somewhere around the world!

Hoai Phuong Nguyen Oh Thank you Jon Hammond so much for tagging me this video. I had a great time. Can’t wait till next time to play with you again.

Alex Mingmann Hsieh Jon Hammond is NAMM’s treasure, let us go ahead to celebrate big year with big show in the upcoming FMS, 2013
14 hours ago ·

Hoai Phuong Nguyen Thank you Mr. Hsieh for letting us try those saxophones out.
14 hours ago ·

Alex Mingmann Hsieh you are most welcome!! go for the sound!!see you at NAMM,2014

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/namm-jam-at-p-mauriat-stand-with-jon-hammond-at-the-organ-and-horns-6518179

[blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/AYON7AcC.x?p=1 width=”720″ height=”433″]

With Greg Osby, Juan Alzate, Jon Hammond and Alejandro Chiabrando at Anaheim Convention Center

Jon Hammond’s setup with Hammond Sk1 organ and Bag End Powered Speakers

2 Hats Talking – Alex Hsieh CEO Albest P.Mauriat Saxophones and Jon Hammond in Clarion Hotel Party

Randy Jackson, American Idol, Joe Lamond, NAMM, Highlights, In Memoriam Industry Tribute, Lou Colombo, Tower of Power, Jon Hammond,
Marty Grebb, Ray Goren, B-3 Organ

NAMM Highlights Randy Jackson of American Idol Tower of Power Jon Hammond HammondCast Jon’s Journal February 7 2013

February 7, 2013

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Highlights Randy Jackson of American Idol Tower of Power Jon Hammond HammondCast

Randy Jackson and NAMM President CEO Joe Lamond Breakfast of Champions

Jon Hammond NAMM Highlights HammondCast

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMHighlightsRandyJacksonofAmericanIdolTowerofPowerJonHammondHammondCast/

Some NAMM 2013 Highlights from Jon Hammond including Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM with special guest
Randy Jackson of American Idol TV Show at Breakfast of Champions, NAMM Memorial Tribute including my friend band leader
Lou Colombo the great trumpet player http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/namm-memoriam-industry-tribute-2013
bag pipers and cameo of Betty Heywood leaving after / and just before Tower of Power kicks it off inaugurating the new Grand Plaza Stage.
12 year old guitarist Ray Goren on Marty Grebb Band rips one on the Hammond Summit Show in Hilton Hotel Lobby, first ever Hammond
night known as “The Sound, the Soul, The Summit” MC’d by Scott May with Hammond Suzuki endorsees.
Jon Hammond Band playing the theme song of The Jon Hammond Show TV program Late Rent and HammondCast radio show
and podcasts vlogcasts, with Donny Baldwin drums from Lydia Pense and Cold Blood and Jefferson Starship, Joe Berger guitar,
Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond at the New B-3 Portable organ with sound mix by Denny Mack. Enjoy this
HammondCast folks, send any photos if you were there, Jon Hammond http://www.HammondCast.com

Randy Jackson, American Idol, Joe Lamond, NAMM, Highlights, In Memoriam Industry Tribute, Lou Colombo, Tower of Power, Jon Hammond,
Marty Grebb, Ray Goren, B-3 Organ

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/namm-highlights-randy-jackson-of-american-idol-tower-of-power-jon-hammond-hammondcast-6525003

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Rest In Peace Donald Byrd – these images from my coverage of Beacons in Jazz Concert tribute to Cab Calloway *in middle image with host MC Bill Cosby, Donald in the middle, also in back of the late great alto player educator Arnie Lawrence – May 7th 1990, RIP Donald Byrd – Jon Hammond
Donald’s Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Byrd

Donaldson Toussaint L’Ouverture Byrd II (December 9, 1932 – February 4, 2013) was an American jazz and rhythm and blues trumpeter. A sideman for many other jazz musicians of his generation, Byrd is best known as one of the only bebop jazz musicians who successfully pioneered the funk and soul genres while simultaneously remaining a pop artist.
Donaldson Toussaint L’Ouverture Byrd II
Born December 9, 1932
Origin Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died February 4, 2013
Genres Bop
Hard bop
Funk
Soul
Instruments Trumpet
Associated acts Pepper Adams, Gigi Gryce, Jackie McLean, Hank Mobley

Byrd attended Cass Technical High School. He performed with Lionel Hampton before finishing high school. After playing in a military band during a term in the United States Air Force, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in music from Wayne State University and a master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music.
While still at the Manhattan School, he joined Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, as replacement for Clifford Brown. In 1955, he recorded with Jackie McLean and Mal Waldron. After leaving the Jazz Messengers in 1956, he performed with many leading jazz musicians of the day, including John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, and later Herbie Hancock.
Byrd’s first regular group was a quintet that he co-led from 1958-61 with baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams, an ensemble whose hard-driving performances are captured “live” on At the Half Note Cafe. In June 1964, Byrd jammed with jazz legend Eric Dolphy in Paris just two weeks before Dolphy’s death from insulin shock.
In the 1970s, Byrd moved away from the hard-bop jazz idiom and began to record jazz fusion and rhythm and blues. He teamed up with the Mizell Brothers (producer-writers Larry and Fonce) for Black Byrd in 1973. It was highly successful and became Blue Note Records’ highest-ever selling album. The title track climbed to No. 19 on Billboard′s R&B chart and reached the Hot 100 pop chart, peaking at No. 88. The Mizell brothers’ follow-up albums for Byrd, Street Lady, Places and Spaces and Stepping into Tomorrow, were also big sellers, and have subsequently provided a rich source of samples for acid jazz artists such as Us3. Most of the material for the albums was written by Larry Mizell.
In 1973, he created The Blackbyrds, a fusion group consisting of his best students. They scored several major hits including “Happy Music” (No. 3 R&B, No. 19 pop), “Walking In Rhythm” (No. 4 R&B, No. 6 pop) and “Rock Creek Park”.
In 1994, Byrd appeared on the Red Hot Organization’s compilation album, Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool. The album, meant to raise awareness and funds in support of the AIDS epidemic in relation to the African-American community, was heralded as “Album of the Year” by Time Magazine.
He has taught music at Rutgers University, the Hampton Institute, New York University, Howard University, Queens College, Oberlin College, Cornell University and Delaware State University.
In addition to his master’s from Manhattan School of Music, Byrd has two master’s degrees from Columbia University. He received a law degree in 1976, and his doctorate from Columbia University Teachers College in 1982.
In September 2009, he was named an artist-in-residence at Delaware State University.[1] Byrd lives in Teaneck, New Jersey.[2]
[edit]Discography

[edit]As leader
Blue Note
Off to the Races (1959)
Byrd in Hand (1959)
Fuego (1959)
Byrd in Flight (1960)
At the Half Note Cafe (1960)
Chant (1961)
The Cat Walk (1961)
Royal Flush (1961)
Free Form (1961)
A New Perspective (1963)
I’m Tryin’ to Get Home (1964)
Mustang (1966)
Blackjack (1967)
Slow Drag (1967)
The Creeper (1967)
Fancy Free (1969)
Electric Byrd (1969–70)
Kofi (1969)
Ethiopian Knights (1971)
Black Byrd (1973)
Street Lady (1973)
Stepping into Tomorrow (1974)
Places and Spaces (1975)
Caricatures (1976)
Other labels
Byrd Jazz (Transition, 1955) – also released as First Flight (Delmark)
Byrd’s Word (Savoy, 1955)
Byrd’s Eye View (Transition, 1955)
Byrd Blows on Beacon Hill (Transition, 1956)
2 Trumpets (Prestige, 1956) – with Art Farmer
The Young Bloods (Prestige, 1956) – with Phil Woods
Jazz Lab (Columbia, 1957) – with Gigi Gryce
At Newport (Verve, 1957) – with Gigi Gryce
Modern Jazz Perspective (Columbia, 1957) – with Gigi Gryce and Jackie Paris
Jazz Eyes (Regent, 1957) – with John Jenkins
Byrd in Paris (Bethlehem, 1958)
Parisian Thoroughfare (1958)
Live Au Chat Qui Peche (1958), Fresh Sound Records
Motor City Scene – with Pepper Adams (1960), Bethlehem
Up with Donald Byrd (1964), Verve
Thank You… for F.U.M.L. (Funking Up My Life) (1978), Elektra
Love Byrd (1981), Elektra
Words, Sounds, Colors and Shapes (1983) Landmark
Harlem Blues (1987), Landmark
Getting Down to Business (1989), Landmark
A City Called Heaven (1991), Landmark
Touchstone (2000)
The Transition Sessions (2002)
[edit]As sideman
1955 Kenny Clarke – Bohemia After Dark
1955 Cannonball Adderley – Discoveries
1955 Oscar Pettiford – Another One
1955 Hank Jones – Quartet-Quintet
1955 Hank Jones – Bluebird – one track only
1955 Ernie Wilkins – Top Brass
1956 George Wallington – Jazz for the Carriage Trade
1956 Jackie McLean – Lights Out!
1956 Hank Mobley – The Jazz Message of Hank Mobley
1956 Kenny Clarke – Klook’s Clique
1956 Art Blakey – The Jazz Messengers
1956 Rita Reys – The Cool Voice of Rita Reys
1956 Elmo Hope – Informal Jazz
1956 Phil Woods – Pairing Off
1956 Jackie McLean – 4, 5 and 6
1956 Gene Ammons – Jammin’ with Gene
1956 Horace Silver – Silver’s Blue
1956 Hank Mobley – Mobley’s Message
1956 Hank Mobley – Jazz Message No. 2
1956 Art Farmer – 2 Trumpets
1956 Paul Chambers – Whims of Chambers
1956 Phil Woods/Donald Byrd – The Young Bloods
1956 Horace Silver – 6 Pieces of Silver
1956 Hank Mobley – Hank Mobley Sextet
1956 Doug Watkins – Watkins at Large
1956 Sonny Rollins – Sonny Rollins, Vol. 1
1956 Kenny Burrell – All Night Long
1957 Kenny Burrell – All Day Long
1957 Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd – Jazz Lab
1957 Art Farmer/Donald Byrd/Idrees Sulieman – Three Trumpets
1957 Lou Donaldson – Wailing with Lou
1957 Jimmy Smith – A Date with Jimmy Smith Volume One
1957 Art Taylor – Taylor’s Wailers
1957 Gigi Gryce – Gigi Gryce and the Jazz Lab Quintet
1957 George Wallington – The New York Scene
1957 Various Artists – American Jazzmen Play Andre Hodeir’s Essais
1957 Kenny Burrell/Jimmy Raney – 2 Guitars
1957 Kenny Drew – This Is New (Riverside)
1957 Hank Mobley – Hank
1957 Paul Chambers – Paul Chambers Quintet
1957 The Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd Jazz Lab – At Newport – One side of LP which also features Cecil Taylor
1957 Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd – New Formulas from the Jazz Lab
1957 Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd – Modern Jazz Perspective
1957 Sonny Clark – Sonny’s Crib
1957 John Jenkins – Star Eyes
1957 Oscar Pettiford – Winner’s Circle
1957 George Wallington – Jazz at Hotchkiss
1957 Red Garland – All Mornin’ Long
1957 Red Garland – Soul Junction
1957 Red Garland – High Pressure
1957 Lou Donaldson – Lou Takes Off
1958 John Coltrane – Lush Life – one track only
1958 John Coltrane – The Believer – two tracks
1958 John Coltrane – The Last Trane – two tracks
1958 Johnny Griffin – Johnny Griffin Sextet
1958 Pepper Adams – 10 to 4 at the 5 Spot (Riverside)
1958 John Coltrane – Black Pearls
1958 Michel Legrand – Legrand Jazz
1958 Dizzy Reece – Blues in Trinity
1958 Art Blakey – Holiday for Skins
1958 Jim Timmens – Gilbert and Sullivan Revisited
1959 Mundell Lowe – TV Action Jazz!
1959 Jackie McLean – Jackie’s Bag
1959 Thelonious Monk – The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall
1959 Chris Connor – Ballads of the Sad Cafe
1959 Sonny Clark – My Conception
1959 Manny Albam/Teo Macero – Something New, Something Blue
1959 Jackie McLean – Vertigo
1959 Jackie McLean – New Soil
1959 Walter Davis Jr. – Davis Cup
1961 Pepper Adams – Out of This World
1962 Duke Pearson – Hush!
1963 Hank Mobley – No Room for Squares
1963 Hank Mobley – Straight No Filter – released 1986
1963 Hank Mobley – The Turnaround
1963 Jimmy Heath – Swamp Seed
1963 Herbie Hancock – My Point of View
1964 Dexter Gordon – One Flight Up
1964 Cal Tjader – Soul Sauce
1964 Solomon Ilori – African High Life
1964 Duke Pearson – Wahoo!
1965 Dexter Gordon – Ladybird
1965 Wes Montgomery – Goin’ Out of My Head
1967 Stanley Turrentine – A Bluish Bag
1967 Sam Rivers – Dimensions & Extensions
1967 Hank Mobley – Far Away Lands
1977 Gene Harris – Tone Tantrum
1978 Sonny Rollins – Don’t Stop the Carnival
1993 Guru – Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1
1995 Guru – Guru’s Jazzmatazz, Vol. 2: The New Reality
1995 Ahmad Jamal – Big Byrd: The Essence Part 2 — with Martin W. Mueller and Bernard Purdie

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Jam at P.Mauriat Stand with Jon Hammond at the organ and horns

Spontaneous NAMM Jam Session at P.Mauriat Saxophones and Trumpets stand with some great players – Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ with many great players including Hoai Phuong Nguyen, Alejandro Chiabrando, Juan Alzate, Keyan Williams, Tim Green, Willie Bradley, Jason Palmer, Eddie Baccus Jr., Adam MacBlane – sorry if I missed anybody folks! JH – Special thanks to Alex Mingmann Hsieh, Agnieszka Obrebska – P.Mauriat, Jim Wischmeyer Bag End Speakers http://bagend.com
Hammond Suzuki USA and the very kind NAMM Sound Police – see you next year 2014 NAMM and Frankfurt Musikmesse – JH
http://www.HammondCast.com
P.Mauriat http://www.pmauriatmusic.com

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMJamatP.MauriatStandwithJonHammondattheorganandhorns

Yao Shake (謝瑤) and Jon Hammond

Hoai Phuong Nguyen (Hoai Phuong)and Jon Hammond

Youtube http://youtu.be/0C9HEsN5JGc

Saxsbigfan 14 hours ago
wow… so excellent performance !!  Go! Go! Go! Go for the sound!
Reply ·

Tsai Susan 14 hours ago
It was so exciting to see your play at the NAMM with P Mauriat artists. The live performance was thrilled and joyful. Thank you, Jon. Without you, the NAMM would be less fun!
Reply ·

A MH 14 hours ago
Definitely, Jon deserves to have a big hugs and applauses…,whatsoever..
Jon’s LIVE performance at PM’s booth before ending NAMM ,which has been sparked a great highlights and memories to everybody, although ,it’s only a whirlwind of 30 minutes jam sessions, but that’s one of our historic treasure ,also to NAMM.
We feel proudly to say “thanks you, Jon! those music makes people crazy and joyful time until the last minutes at NAMM, Jan. 27.2013
Go for the sound!! see you in 2014
Reply ·

A MH 14 hours ago
Definitely, Jon deserves to have a big hugs and applauses…,whatsoever..
Jon’s LIVE performance at PM’s booth before ending NAMM ,which has been sparked a great highlights and memories to everybody, although ,it’s only a whirlwind of 30 minutes jam sessions, but that’s one of our historic treasure ,also to NAMM.
We feel proudly to say “thanks you, Jon! those music makes people crazy and joyful time until the last minutes at NAMM, Jan. 27.2013
Go for the sound!!
Reply ·

Tsai Susan 14 hours ago
I was so excited to see your play at the NAMM with P Mauriat artists. It was live and thrilled. Thank you, Jon. Without you, the NAMM will be less fun!

Agnieszka Obrebska Thank you Jon. It was an amazing pleasure for all of us from PM and our visitors and artists to host you and listen to your music at P. Mauriat booth. Hope you had a good time with us as well! Take care and see you soon somewhere around the world!

Hoai Phuong Nguyen Oh Thank you Jon Hammond so much for tagging me this video. I had a great time. Can’t wait till next time to play with you again.

Alex Mingmann Hsieh Jon Hammond is NAMM’s treasure, let us go ahead to celebrate big year with big show in the upcoming FMS, 2013
14 hours ago ·

Hoai Phuong Nguyen Thank you Mr. Hsieh for letting us try those saxophones out.
14 hours ago ·

Alex Mingmann Hsieh you are most welcome!! go for the sound!!see you at NAMM,2014

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/namm-jam-at-p-mauriat-stand-with-jon-hammond-at-the-organ-and-horns-6518179

[blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/AYON7AcC.x?p=1 width=”720″ height=”433″]

With Greg Osby, Juan Alzate, Jon Hammond and Alejandro Chiabrando at Anaheim Convention Center

Jon Hammond’s setup with Hammond Sk1 organ and Bag End Powered Speakers

2 Hats Talking – Alex Hsieh CEO Albest P.Mauriat Saxophones and Jon Hammond in Clarion Hotel Party

Ed Koch Dies R.I.P. Jon’s Journal February 1 2013

February 1, 2013

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Ed Koch as seen on The Jon Hammond Show

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Ed Koch at Diamond Vision Press Conference Times Square – Jon Hammond circa 1985 – Rest In Peace Ed Koch

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondMayorEDKOCHonHammondCastDiamondVisionNY

An incredible Press Conference with NY Mayor ED KOCH as seen on The Jon Hammond Show HammondCast in Times Square NYC on Mitsubishi DiamondVision!
Jon made a deal with Mitsubishi to have his TV show with Video by LORI on the big DiamondVision Times Sq. screen (First big-screen outdoor TV!) for 1 and half years, 80-times-a-day including the famous New Years Countdown seen on Dick Clark’s ABC Broadcast 2 consecutive years *with commentary by Jon Hammond..AND a cameo appearance in the crowd with Nikon! *Info: http://www.HammondCast.com this is a must-see!

Ed Koch on Jon Hammond Show Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/mayor-ed-koch-on-hammondcast-diamondvision-nyc-110296

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Jon Hammond at and on the Mitsubishi Diamond Vision Screen 47th and Broadway Times Square NYC *here with Lazy Larry

Ed’s Obit NY TIMES http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/02/nyregion/edward-i-koch-ex-mayor-of-new-york-dies.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

EDWARD I. KOCH, 1924-2013
Edward Koch, Former Mayor of New York, Dies

Former New York City Mayor Edward I. Koch, on the subway in 1981, was known for his candor, as when he offered no excuses for litter or crime, but said, “It stinks.” More Photos »
By ROBERT D. McFADDEN
Published: February 1, 2013
Edward I. Koch, the master showman of City Hall, who parlayed shrewd political instincts and plenty of chutzpah into three tumultuous terms as mayor of New York with all the tenacity, zest and combativeness that personified his city of golden dreams, died Friday morning at age 88.

Mr. Koch’s spokesman, George Arzt, said the former mayor died at 2 a.m. from congestive heart failure. He was being treated at New York-Presbyterian Columbia Hospital.

Mr. Koch had experienced coronary and other medical problems since leaving office in 1989. But he had been in relatively good health despite — or perhaps because of — his whirlwind life as a television judge, radio talk-show host, author, law partner, newspaper columnist, movie reviewer, professor, commercial pitchman and political gadfly.

Ebullient, flitting from broadcast studios to luncheon meetings and speaking engagements, popping up at show openings and news conferences, wherever the microphones were live and the cameras rolling, Mr. Koch, in his life after politics, seemed for all the world like the old campaigner, running flat out.

Only his bouts of illness slowed Mr. Koch down, most recently forcing him to miss the premiere of “Koch,” a documentary biographical film that opens on Friday in theaters nationwide.

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg praised Mr. Koch as “an irrepressible icon, our most charismatic cheerleader and champion,” calling him “a great mayor, a great man, and a great friend.”

Mr. Koch’s 12-year mayoralty encompassed the fiscal austerity of the late 1970s and the racial conflicts and municipal corruption scandals of the 1980s, an era of almost continuous discord that found Mr. Koch at the vortex of a maelstrom day after day.

But out among the people or facing a news media circus in the Blue Room at City Hall, he was a feisty, slippery egoist who could not be pinned down by questioners and who could outtalk anybody in the authentic voice of New York: as opinionated as a Flatbush cabby, as loud as the scrums on 42nd Street, as pugnacious as a West Side reform Democrat mother.

“I’m the sort of person who will never get ulcers,” the mayor — eyebrows devilishly up, grinning wickedly at his own wit — enlightened the reporters at his $475 rent-controlled apartment in Greenwich Village on Inauguration Day in 1978. “Why? Because I say exactly what I think. I’m the sort of person who might give other people ulcers.”

His political odyssey took him from independent-minded liberal to pragmatic conservative, from street-corner hustings with a little band of reform Democrats in Greenwich Village to the pinnacle of power as New York City’s 105th mayor from Jan. 1, 1978, to Dec. 31, 1989. Along the way, he ousted the Tammany boss Carmine G. De Sapio and served two years as a councilman and nine more in Congress representing, with distinction, the East Side of Manhattan.

With his trademark — “How’m I doin?” — Mr. Koch stood at subway entrances on countless mornings wringing the hands and votes of constituents, who elected him 21 times in 26 years, with only three defeats: a forgettable 1962 State Assembly race; a memorable 1982 primary in a race for governor won by Mario M. Cuomo; and a last Koch hurrah, a Democratic primary in 1989 won by David N. Dinkins, who would be his one-term successor…

Re-discovered recordings with Lou Colombo: HammondCast 202 Pt 2 Spotlight on Lou Colombo KYOU Radio

http://www.berklee.edu/news/re-discovered-recordings-lou-colombo-hammondcast-202-pt-2-spotlight-lou-colombo-kyou-radio

Lou Colombo Band with Jon Hammond circa 1976

Lou Colombo with Jon Hammond Feb. 2012 just a few days before his tragic fatal auto accident

Jon Hammond
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http://hammondcast.podomatic.com/entry/2011-02-23T03_07_43-08_00

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Berk founder of Berklee College of Music were in the house and Tip O’Neill Speaker of The House on a big Saturday night at the Wychmere Harbor Club in Harwich Port Cape Cod MA:
MP3 AUDIO: 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

Jon Hammond at Macworld/iWorld expo today in San Francisco CA – good to see my friends from Sennheiser there! Some highly interesting things at the show

– JH — at Macworld iWorld – Moscone Center

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Jam at P.Mauriat Stand with Jon Hammond at the organ and horns

Spontaneous NAMM Jam Session at P.Mauriat Saxophones and Trumpets stand with some great players – Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ with many great players including Hoai Phuong Nguyen, Alejandro Chiabrando, Juan Alzate, Keyan Williams, Tim Green, Willie Bradley, Jason Palmer, Eddie Baccus Jr., Adam MacBlane – sorry if I missed anybody folks! JH – Special thanks to Alex Mingmann Hsieh, Agnieszka Obrebska – P.Mauriat, Jim Wischmeyer Bag End Speakers http://bagend.com
Hammond Suzuki USA and the very kind NAMM Sound Police – see you next year 2014 NAMM and Frankfurt Musikmesse – JH
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P.Mauriat http://www.pmauriatmusic.com

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Yao Shake (謝瑤) and Jon Hammond

Hoai Phuong Nguyen (Hoai Phuong)and Jon Hammond

Youtube http://youtu.be/0C9HEsN5JGc

Saxsbigfan 14 hours ago
wow… so excellent performance !!  Go! Go! Go! Go for the sound!
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Tsai Susan 14 hours ago
It was so exciting to see your play at the NAMM with P Mauriat artists. The live performance was thrilled and joyful. Thank you, Jon. Without you, the NAMM would be less fun!
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A MH 14 hours ago
Definitely, Jon deserves to have a big hugs and applauses…,whatsoever..
Jon’s LIVE performance at PM’s booth before ending NAMM ,which has been sparked a great highlights and memories to everybody, although ,it’s only a whirlwind of 30 minutes jam sessions, but that’s one of our historic treasure ,also to NAMM.
We feel proudly to say “thanks you, Jon! those music makes people crazy and joyful time until the last minutes at NAMM, Jan. 27.2013
Go for the sound!! see you in 2014
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A MH 14 hours ago
Definitely, Jon deserves to have a big hugs and applauses…,whatsoever..
Jon’s LIVE performance at PM’s booth before ending NAMM ,which has been sparked a great highlights and memories to everybody, although ,it’s only a whirlwind of 30 minutes jam sessions, but that’s one of our historic treasure ,also to NAMM.
We feel proudly to say “thanks you, Jon! those music makes people crazy and joyful time until the last minutes at NAMM, Jan. 27.2013
Go for the sound!!
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Tsai Susan 14 hours ago
I was so excited to see your play at the NAMM with P Mauriat artists. It was live and thrilled. Thank you, Jon. Without you, the NAMM will be less fun!

Agnieszka Obrebska Thank you Jon. It was an amazing pleasure for all of us from PM and our visitors and artists to host you and listen to your music at P. Mauriat booth. Hope you had a good time with us as well! Take care and see you soon somewhere around the world!

Hoai Phuong Nguyen Oh Thank you Jon Hammond so much for tagging me this video. I had a great time. Can’t wait till next time to play with you again.

Alex Mingmann Hsieh Jon Hammond is NAMM’s treasure, let us go ahead to celebrate big year with big show in the upcoming FMS, 2013
14 hours ago ·

Hoai Phuong Nguyen Thank you Mr. Hsieh for letting us try those saxophones out.
14 hours ago ·

Alex Mingmann Hsieh you are most welcome!! go for the sound!!see you at NAMM,2014

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With Greg Osby, Juan Alzate, Jon Hammond and Alejandro Chiabrando at Anaheim Convention Center

Jon Hammond’s setup with Hammond Sk1 organ and Bag End Powered Speakers

2 Hats Talking – Alex Hsieh CEO Albest P.Mauriat Saxophones and Jon Hammond in Clarion Hotel Party

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Hammond Summit Show Late Rent Jon Hammond Band in Hilton Anaheim

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Very special performance on first ever Hammond night in Hilton Hotel Lobby at Winter NAMM 2013 presented by Hammond Suzuki USA “Sound Soul Summit”
“The Ultimate All-Star Jam” MC Scott May introduces Jon Hammond Band to play their theme song “Late Rent” after a very cool pre-show party Meet and Greet with a who’s who of Hammond organists.
Donny Baldwin drums (from Jefferson Starship & Lydia Pense & Cold Blood),
Alex Budman tenor saxophone
Joe Berger guitar
Jon Hammond New B-3 Portable organ
Sound mix by Denny Mack
Special thanks Hammond Suzuki USA and Suzuki Musical Instruments Team
NAMM = National Association of Music Merchants
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NAMM Hilton Sound Soul Summit Jon Hammond Band Late Rent Jazz Funk Soul Blues

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NAMM Hammond Summit Show Late Rent Jon Hammond Band in Hilton Anaheim from Jon Hammond on Vimeo.

Master of Ceremonies Scott May announcing our band Jon Hammond Band Friday Night January 25th at 2013 Winter NAMM Show Hammond Organ Performance on very special event “The Sound, The Soul, The Summit!”

MC’d by Scott May of Hammond Suzuki USA – Joe Berger guitar, Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Donny Baldwin drums, Jon Hammond at the NEW B3 Portable Organ Hilton Stage East *as seen on The Jon Hammond Show MNN TV — with Scott May at Hilton Anaheim

NAMM Hilton Sound Soul Summit Jon Hammond Band Late Rent Jazz Funk Soul Blues

P.Mauriat, Saxophones, Trumpets, NAMM Jam, Jon Hammond, Hoai Phuong Nguyen, Alex Mingmann Hsieh, Anaheim, Musikmesse, Agnieszka Obrebska, Musicians Union, Local 802

Ed Koch, Dies, R.I.P. Seen on Jon Hammond Show, Diamond Vision, Lou Colombo, Re-discovered audio, Suzuki, Sound Soul Summit, NAMM, Anaheim, B3 organ, Local 802, Musicians Union, Jazz, Blues, Soft News

HammondCast Spotlight on Lou Colombo Jon’s Journal December 22 2012

December 22, 2012

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: HammondCast Spotlight on Lou Colombo

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Jon Hammond on Lou Colombo Band at Wychmere Harbor Club Harwich Port MA Cape Cod
L to R
Frank Shea, Lou Colombo, Jack Pena, Jon Hammond at the B3 organ

Feb. 2012 Lou Colombo and Jon Hammond in Fort Myers Florida, R.I.P. Lou Colombo

From Capecodtoday
http://www.capecodtoday.com/blogs/index.php/2012/03/04/lou-colombo-killed?blog=125

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

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: HammondCast with Payphone Johnny

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HammondCast 21, broadcasting from San Francisco California, organist/composer & bandleader JON HAMMOND playing fresh new tracks from recent record date in NDR Radio Hamburg “NDR SESSIONS” with new breakout original composition: “Pay Phone Johnny”, and classics: “Our Day Will Come”, “Blues in the Night” and Hammond’s long-time theme song as intro/outro: “Late Rent”. Special thanks to musicians: LUTZ BUCHNER (saxophones), JOE GALLARDO (trombone), HEINZ LICHIUS (drums) and Co-Producer: KNUT BENZNER, and NDR Radio Engineer: RUDY GROSSER. This record date was recorded in the famous Studio 1 of NDR Radio in Hamburg Germany. Hammond talks about meeting Robin Williams and flying to New York City to attend IAJE Jazz Educators event. As heard on KYOU 1550 AM and on the internet at http://www.kyouradio.org
*Jon Hammond is a member of Local 802/6 Musicians Union and ASCAP Composer/Publisher currently featured by ASCAP http://behindthebeat.com/2006/05/jon-hammond-the-ndr-sessions-projekt/

Jon Hammond’s “The NDR Sessions Projekt” brings the soulful jazz organist back to Hamburg to record a collection of standards and originals featuring Lutz Buchner on saxophones, Joe Gallardo on trombone and Heinz Lichius on drums. Recorded in one of Germany’s best studios, the quartet present rich, heartfelt perfomances and infuse the music with a fresh and vibrant sound.

NDR Sessions
Jon Hammond says the NDR session was based on a sentimental idea.

Lick Wilmerding High School ALUMNI HOLIDAY PARTY –
Head of School Eric J. Temple and Jon Hammond ’71

at Mr. Smith’s Bar 34 Seventh Street at Stevenson Street – San Francisco California

A private school with public purpose, Lick-Wilmerding High School develops the head, heart and hands of highly motivated students from all walks of life, inspiring them to become life long learners who contribute to the world with confidence and compassion.
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Jam Of The Year Band led by Tommy Denander on Agora Stage Frankfurt Musikmesse – via Frank Poehl thanks Frank! – from Guitarpoint Magazine

– Jon Hammond — with Tommy Denander and 2 others at Musikmesse Frankfurt.

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Musician/Composer/Broadcaster

L to R:

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

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Lydia’s Tune in Jazzkeller

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Lydia’s Tune by Jon Hammond in Jazzkeller Frankfurt annual Musikmesse Party hosted by Jon Hammond Band
Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone
Heinz Lichius drums
Joe Berger guitar
Jon Hammond at XB-2 Hammond organ
Lydia’s Tune is a bossa nova from Jon’s album LATE RENT on Ham-Berger-Friz Records © ASCAP http://www.jonhammondband.com

Hammond Action is about to happen inside those 2 beautiful wooden doors – Jon Hammond and Michael Falkenstein
Congratulations 30th year Hammond Organ Germany Studio Setzingen – Ulm
This is the same place where James Brown Godfather of Soul came to visit Michael

– Youtube
http://youtu.be/VjiDnJM0bd0
Congratulations 30th year Hammond Organ Germany Studio pictorial James Brown Visiting his God Son Michael Falkenstein – incredible must see and hear:
James Brown the Godfather of Soul and his God Son Michael Falkenstein at the Hammond organ with original music soundtrack from Jon Hammond radio program HammondCast – musical selections:
Time With You
Six Year Itch
Get Back In The Groove
Watermelon Man
Late Rent / HammondCast Outro
R.I.P. Godfather of Soul James Brown – here in Hammond Organ Germany Studios

Langenau – Ulm Germany — Michael Falkenstein and Jon Hammond with one of the very first pieces of Hammond Sk1 ultra-compact combo organ keyboard at HAMMOND DEUTSCHLAND Headquarters
Karlstrasse 38
D-89129 Langenau
Movie: “Meet The Incredible Sk1 Hammond with Michael Falkenstein and Jon Hammond”
Youtube http://youtu.be/cb7HHYzE9Gs
Filmed in Hammond-Showroom Karlstrasse 38
D-89129 Langenau Germany on April 19th 2011

“Meet The Incredible Sk1 Hammond with Michael Falkenstein and Jon Hammond”
First look at this exciting new keyboard product weighing in at 7 kilos, just over 15 lbs., it sounds like a real Hammond B3 organ with Leslie, or a full size grand piano, any type of famous vintage electric piano or synthesizer. This keyboard does it all and with original Hammond drawbars and it’s feather light. Sk1 has a built in USB flash drive input, the keys are ‘bullet proof’ waterfall style keys that can hold up to extreme pressure of rockin’ rock musicians, swinging jazz musicians and can even sound like a huge pipe organ. This film will blow your mind.
Available June 2011, contact Michael Falkenstein Hammond Suzuki Deutschland Europe http://www.hammond.de/kontakt.html — at Karlstrasse 38 D-89129 Langenau Germany

Vintage Episode of The Jon Hammond Show Chicago Special John Entwistle and Jon’s Journal

http://laterent.blogspot.com/2012/10/vintage-episode-of-jon-hammond-show.html

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Vintage Episode of The Jon Hammond Show Chicago Special http://archive.org/details/VintageEpisodeOfTheJonHammondShowChicagoSpecial Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/vintage-episode-of-the-jon-hammond-show-chicago-special-6398291

Youtube http://youtu.be/IJHHdPNoHow Now in 28th year on Cable Access TV – The Jon Hammond Show, this particular episode is known as the Chicago Special which includes one song from Tim Cain I played Hammond organ on called I Saw You with some vocal help by Bill Champlin recorded by rjm productions, then to Chicago Summer NAMM Show where I personally filmed the very first performance of the late great bassist John Entwistle with band Rat Race Choir which happened at The Vic Theatre June 29, 1987, (same night) followed by Leslie West with T.M. Stevens bass, watch Leslie’s face when smoke machine goes! Then a little bit of Bag End Party at Park West with Joe Berger, T.M. Stevens, Tal Bergman and Theodus Rogers. And of course JH Show Theme Song “Late Rent” – enjoy folks, this one is a classic! Jon Hammond

New York NY — Alexander Dovgopoly and Jon Hammond

Shopping in New York!

Chocolate Cake, Flowers and Late Rent theme Jon Hammond Band
Chocolate Cake, Flowers and Late Rent theme song – Jon Hammond Band 25 Year Celebration Jazzkeller Frankfurt
http://hammondcast.jimdo.com/2012/07/13/25-year-musikmesse-celebration-with-cake-and-flowers-next-year-kicking-off-moscow-namm-musikmesse/ — at Jazzkeller

Frankfurt Germany — Power Shot: L to R: Jon Hammond, Mr. M. Terada, Mr. Hiromitsu Ono – Frankfurt Musikmesse

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Lou Colombo and Jon Hammond in Fort Myers Florida just a few days before Lou was tragically killed in a fatal car accident driving home from a gig at his daughter’s restaurant – Roadhouse Cafe – Rest in Peace Lou:

(According to the FaceBook Robot) my biggest FaceBook moments of 2012 folks, Jon Hammond

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26th Year Musikmesse Warm Up Party
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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 powered by TecAmp at Jazzkeller Frankfurt

New York NY — Power shot L to R: Bernard Purdie, Joe Berger, Jon Hammond at Local 802 Musicians Union

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KYOU Radio Dot Org Jon’s Journal December 19 2012

December 19, 2012

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Lou Colombo and Jon Hammond in Fort Myers Florida just a few days before Lou was tragically killed in a fatal car accident driving home from a gig at his daughter’s restaurant – Roadhouse Cafe – Rest in Peace Lou:

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 45 minutes

(According to the FaceBook Robot) my biggest FaceBook moments of 2012 folks, Jon Hammond

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26th Year Musikmesse Warm Up Party
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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 powered by TecAmp at Jazzkeller Frankfurt

New York NY — Power shot L to R: Bernard Purdie, Joe Berger, Jon Hammond at Local 802 Musicians Union

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Thats gonna be one funky meal with Mr. Purdie at the table!!!
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Bernard! Bernard! I can find the “1”!!
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Picnic Lunch Time with my late great bandleader / trumpet player Lou Colombo and Family at their house in South Yarmouth Cape Cod, circa 1978

Picnic Lunch Time with my late great bandleader / trumpet player Lou Colombo and Family at their house in South Yarmouth Cape Cod, circa 1978
Mrs. Colombo serving, merci beaucoup…and thank you Lori Colombo & Colombo Family, Jon Hammond *Note: Just back from the golf course – gig that night at Wychmere Harbor Club where we were the house band at the time with Frank Shea drums and Jack Pena guitar – JH

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Lori Colombo I love this Jon. Are you sure that’s me???I can’t remember this at all. That’s great. Thank you for posting. October 13 at 8:12pm · Ted Casher Oh, the days of plaid knit pants…..we were all much younger. WE ARE GOING TO KEEP MAKING MUSIC UNTIL WE GET IT RIGHT!!!1 Kareem Sanjaghi Boston College Yashko Golembiovsky Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles (ACA) Tanner Roy Stening Fort Myers, Florida Mike Garvan Brewster, Massachusetts Kenneth Guerra DLSP San Pablo City Diana De Sarrazin Ulrich Vormehr Frankfurt, Germany Ginny Rand Conroy Innkeeper at Salt Winds Bed & Breakfast Dennis Cook Berklee College of Music

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West Coast Live Radio Show’s production team Lawrence Gay and “Ron” Ronald Childress
get ready for on-air time at Yoshi’s Jazz Club in Oakland California
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Jon Hammond playing the Yoshi’s house B3 organ in duo with pianist Mike Greensill

Here I am in my dressing room at The Fillmore. if you look closely you can see the schedule says:
Jon Hammond 9 – 9:45PM
Sons of Champlin 10:15 – 12:15AM
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Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men (Trio) special edition opening for Sons of Champlin at Fillmore Auditorium
San Francisco June 4, 1999 original composition(s) Late Rent – Introduction to Pocket Funk Jon Hammond organ and bass, Barry Finnerty guitar, James Preston of Sons of Champlin band drums special thanks Bob Barsotti
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Bernard Purdie at his then new Sonor Hi-Lite drum kit on my band Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men gig we played at Cave Canem 24 First Ave Manhattan, NY

This was a very bizarre gig, I showed up and somebody from the club told me an admirer sent a huge flowers arrangement, it turned out to be from Bert Padell who I had personally invited to the gig – he sent a note with it with good luck wishes – I had the display in lobby of my building after the gig until it finally died – must have cost a fortune!
This is Bert’s client list, he used to be a Yankee Ball Boy (a long time ago!) among other things – rep for all these folks:
Aaron Carter
Africa Bambaataa

Alessandra Ambrosio
Alicia Keys
Alice Cooper
Alzbeta Syrovatkova
An Bar
Ana Beatrice Barros
Andre Betts
Andre Brown
Andrew W. K.
Angie Featherstone
Angie Stone
Angela Simmons
Ardon Altino
Arma Andon
Asha Miller
August Darnell
Barry Michael Cooper
Ben Vereen
Bernard Kerik
Big Daddy Kane
Biz Marke
Bounty Killer
Brad “Scarface” Jordan
Britney Spears

Paul G Love · Friends with Joe Berger and 75 others
was that a regular gig Jon? Can’t believe I missed that!
November 28 at 10:19pm · Like
Jon Hammond Paul, what is a ‘regular gig’? Jon
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more than once
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Jon Hammond We played there a few times actually. Snooze ya’ lose, we won’t be there again most likely. In over 40 years I wouldn’t call any gigs regular – some were better than others and some more steady. The days of taking up residency in one club location have pretty much been over since early 70’s in my experience. Stay tuned for my upcoming book “Weird gigs I have played” by Jon Hammond
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Gregory Hodges · 6 mutual friends
I cant wait to read that, im sure i could at least fill up one page in that book. I think that is a great idea. I dont buy books but id buy that one
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Eric T. Everett · 2 mutual friends
Hi Jon — Do you have any pics from the mid 90’s with Bernard playing his Slingerland kit?
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Jon Hammond Eric: Bernard always played Sonor during that time on my gigs, with Sabian cymbals – his Salmon colored Sonor Signature kit with 18″ kick always, and starting from this gig he got the hi-lite set, much lighter in weight than the Sonor Signature cans, Jon Hammond
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Eric T. Everett · 2 mutual friends
Many thanks, John. I own his Slingerland kit — my reason for asking. Thanks for posting such great videos and pics over the years. I love “Late Rent”!
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Jose Ramos · Friends with Diana Worrell and 2 others
One of the nicest people you’d like to meet and talk to. Met him in Montreal and he visited me cuppla times at that place on mass ave.
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Marijo Johnson · 6 mutual friends
This is the Purdie I remember (LOL).
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Jon Hammond Hi Marijo, 1989 gig…maybe it was 1990, yep 22 years ago..we all had less grey hair(s)! thanks, Jon

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— with Bernard Purdie and Bernard Purdie at Lucky Cheng’s

Jon Hammond: I will be appearing with my band at Winter NAMM Friday Night
in the Hilton Hotel Lobby folks, January 25th playing the B3mk2 Hammond organ with Joe Berger guitar, Alex Budman tenor saxophone, drummer tba

http://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2013/concerts-performances/friday?page=3

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
Glenn Stewart – Jazz artist
Brendan Power – Jazz Harmonica

Year in Review
Jon Hammond
A look at your 20 biggest moments from the year including life events, highlighted posts and your popular stories.

http://www.facebook.com/yearinreview/hammondcast

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World Always On Jon’s Journal December 14 2012

December 14, 2012

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: World Always On

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Jon Hammond for Alcatel-Lucent / Bell Labs:
“On stage, on television or on the radio waves 
everyday I feel lucky because I’m ALWAYS ON!
Jon Hammond
Musician, television personality and radio broadcaster Jon Hammond boarded a Concorde in 1981 to travel from New York to Paris at supersonic speed, and he never slowed down.
Jon travels the world, touring in Europe and Asia two or three times each year while broadcasting his “HammondCast” morning radio show seven days a week. At home in the United States, Jon splits his time between New York City and San Francisco and performs four to five concerts each month at local hospitals, nursing homes and prisons. His cable television program, “The Jon Hammond Show,” is in its 25th year and going strong.
“In my business, it’s essential to be contactable 24/7. I couldn’t organize as much as I do without being ALWAYS ON.”
Inspired by the Beatles and fascinated by the radio (he built a crystal radio at the age of five), Jon knew he was destined to be a musician. Although that’s a departure from tradition – Jon’s father and grandfather were physicians – Jon carries on the family business in his own way by performing in some of the very hospitals where his father once practiced medicine.
“I’ve seen people get out of their wheelchairs and dance more times than I can count, so I’m happy I can make a difference playing for those who are less fortunate than me.”
Jon has not forgotten those who opened doors for him when he was first starting out in music and broadcasting, and now he uses his radio and cable television shows to do the same for deserving young talent.
Like Jon, we at Alcatel-Lucent are passionate about connecting people through communications technology. In our Bell Labs locations around the world, we’re working on new and exciting innovations in next-generation broadband technology to ensure people like Jon can find even more creative ways to share music, moments and memories. http://www.HammondCast.com

Anaheim California — L to R: Jon Hammond, Joe Berger, Tony Arambarri just after Joe’s NAMM Oral History recording session – Youtube http://youtu.be/uFFMVHCkZ8w
Job Title: Musician, Product Endorser – short version here also
http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/joe-berger

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.
Categories:
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electric guitars
Guitars-Amps-Fretted
Jon Hammond
mixing consoles
Musicians
Musik Messe Frankfurt
NAMM Show… — with Joe Berger at The NAMM Show

PIA Flight Deck Footage and Singing of Star Spangled Banner Paki American Friendship Day
http://youtu.be/G1-Nh_oteRsF

Personally shot film by Jon Hammond while on tour in Germany and in cockpit of PIA 747 Jumbo (Pakistan International Airlines) flying with Paki VIP’s to New York for Pakistan – American Friendship Day Celebration with singing of our National Anthem “The Star Spangled Banner” and showing of patriotism that will touch your heart. This is a must-see. Look closely for quick cameo appearances of radio legend Al Jazzbeaux Collins and Ruth Messinger former Manhattan Borough President.
*Note: Jon Hammond would like to say a special thanks to Pakistan International Airlines Crew…

Picnic Lunch Time with my late great bandleader / trumpet player Lou Colombo and Family at their house in South Yarmouth Cape Cod, circa 1978 – Mrs. Colombo serving, merci beaucoup…and thank you Lori Colombo & Colombo Family, Jon Hammond *Note: Just back from the golf course – gig that night at Wychmere Harbor Club where we were the house band at the time with Frank Shea drums and Jack Pena guitar – JH
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Lori Colombo I love this Jon. Are you sure that’s me???I can’t remember this at all. That’s great. Thank you for posting.
October 13 at 8:12pm ·

Ted Casher Oh, the days of plaid knit pants…..we were all much younger. WE ARE GOING TO KEEP MAKING MUSIC UNTIL WE GET IT RIGHT!!!1

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Happy Channukah 2012 / Jewish Holiday Calendar 5773 from NYC folks! We have a huge Menorah in our building in Manhattan, Jon Hammond

*Obama displays menorah rescued from Sandy destruction in Hanukkah ceremony
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/272949-obama-displays-menorah-rescued-from-sandy-destruction-in-hanukkah-ceremony
President Obama called a 90-year-old menorah saved from a Long Island temple ravaged by Hurricane Sandy a “symbol of perseverance” at the White House Hanukkah ceremony on Thursday.

The president said the menorah stood as one of the “powerful symbols of [the Hanukkah] spirit” in brief remarks before around 600 guests. The lamp, crafted of solid brass, was saved from the Temple Israel of Long Beach. The house of worship was badly damaged as the hurricane battered the New York coast.

“I’m willing to bet it will survive another 90 years, and another 90 years after that,” the president said. “Tonight it serves as another symbol of perseverance.”
Obama, who was joined by first lady Michelle Obama, added that on the sixth night of the Jewish holiday, “we pray its light will bring victims of Sandy and all Americans to a brighter tomorrow.”
The menorah was lit by Rabbi Larry Bazer, an Afghanistan war veteran. Obama noted that Bazer had been deployed in Kabul, Afghanistan, as a military chaplain over the last Hanukkah, joking he had turned down an invitation to the White House ceremony.

“We don’t get that very often,” Obama said. “Usually when we invite people they come.”

Entertainment for the event was provided by the West Point Jewish Chapel Cadet Choir and the U.S. Marine Chamber Orchestra.

Ulm Germany — Michael Falkenstein and Jon Hammond with Michael’s Father’s special limited edition “Dreamliner” Volkswagen Van

Joe Berger
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Hamburg Germany — Gotta’ go gotta’ go gotta’ go right now (Female) – Jon Hammond

Barry Finnerty ·
… or maybe she’s just shy.

Hamburg Germany — Gotta’ go gotta’ go gotta’ go right now (formal Man) – Jon Hammond

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HammondCast 3 Jon’s Journal November 27 2012

November 27, 2012

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: HammondCast 3

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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

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.

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”

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Agora Stage Jam Of The Year and Jon Hammond Journal August 12, 2012

August 11, 2012

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Agora Stage Jam Of The Year

http://archive.org/details/LegendaryJamOfTheYearBand2012MusikmesseAgoraStage

Legendary Jam Of The Year Band 2012 Musikmesse Agora Stage

Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxS2lkIjFQQ

Led by Guitarist Musical Director Tommy Denander – Legendary Jam Of The Year Band jamming on a Jimi Hendrix tune Little Wing on the Agora Stage.
Chuck Plaisance sings this one with Jekko S. on bass, Jimmy Kresic keys, Pi TTi Hecht percussion, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ, Ricky Lawson drums, Sky Dangcil harpejji – Bobby Kimball seen at beginning announcing, just sang song before – http://www.HammondCast.com

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Vimeo http://vimeo.com/47311151

San Lorenzo California — Lydia Pense of Cold Blood interview with Jon Hammond on HammondCast

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-561051 — with Lydia Pense at Starbucks San Lorenzo

owner “Jack” cruising in the 1955 T-Bird – Jon Hammond
(Jack owns series 1955, 1956 and 1957 T-Birds) very cool! JH

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Thunderbird
The Thunderbird (“T-Bird”), is an automobile manufactured by the Ford Motor Company in the United States over eleven model generations from 1955 through 2005. When introduced, it created the market niche eventually known as the personal luxury car.
Evoking the mythological creature of indigenous peoples of North America, the Thunderbird entered production for the 1955 model year as a sporty two-seat convertible. Unlike the Chevrolet Corvette, it was not marketed as a sports car. Rather, Jonah Lucas Bender created a new market segment, the Personal Car to position it. In 1958, the Thunderbird gained a second row of seats. Succeeding generations became larger until the line was downsized in 1977, again in 1980, and once again in 1983. Sales were good until the 1990s, when large 2-door coupes became unpopular; production ceased at the end of 1997. In 2002 production of the Thunderbird started again, a revived 2-seat model was launched, which was available through the end of the 2005 model year. From its introduction in 1955 to its most recent departure in 2005, Ford has produced over 4.4 million Thunderbirds.[1]
[edit]Convertible models

The Second to Fourth Generation Thunderbird convertibles were similar in design to the Lincoln convertible of the time and borrowed from earlier Ford hardtop/convertible designs. While these Thunderbird models had a true convertible soft top, the top was lowered to stow in the forward trunk area. This design reduced available trunk space when the top was down.
The trunk lid was rear-hinged; raised and lowered via hydraulic cylinders during the top raising or lowering cycle. The forward end of the trunk lid contained a metal plate that extended upward to cover the area that the top is stowed in. With the top down and the trunk lid lowered, there is no sight of the soft top.
The overall appearance was a sleek look with no trace of a convertible top at all. No cover boot was needed.
However, this design could present a challenge to one who is troubleshooting a convertible top malfunction. The system consists of a spiderweb of solenoids, relays, limit switches, electric motors, a hydraulic pump/reservoir, hydraulic directional valves and cylinders. While the hydraulics are not often a cause for trouble, the electrical relays are known to fail. Failure of any of the relays, motors or limit switches will prevent the convertible system from completing the cycle.
Unlike hardtop models that utilized a conventional key-secured, forward hinged design, the convertibles combined the trunk opening and closing within the convertible top operating system. As a result of this design, the trunks of convertible models were notorious for leaking.
[edit]Genesis

A smaller two-seater sports roadster was created at the behest of Henry Ford II in 1953 called the Vega. The completed one-off generated interest at the time, but had meager power, European looks, and a correspondingly high cost, so it never proceeded to production. The Thunderbird was similar in concept, but would be more American in style, more luxurious, and less sport-oriented.
The men and their teams generally credited with the creation of the original Thunderbird are: Lewis D. Crusoe, a retired GM executive lured out of retirement by Henry Ford II; George Walker, chief stylist and a Ford vice-president; Frank Hershey, chief stylist for Ford Division; Bill Boyer, designer Body Development Studio who became manager of Thunderbird Studio in spring of 1955, and Bill Burnett, chief engineer. Ford Designer William P. Boyer was lead stylist on the original 1955 two-seater Thunderbird and also had a hand in designing the future series of Thunderbirds including the 30th Anniversary Edition. Hershey’s participation in the creation of the Thunderbird was more administrative than artistic. Crusoe and Walker met in France in October 1951. Walking in the Grand Palais in Paris, Crusoe pointed at a sports car and asked Walker, ‘Why can’t we have something like that?’ Some versions of the story claim that Walker replied by telling Crusoe, “oh, we’re working on it”…although if anything existed at the time beyond casual dream-car sketches by members of the design staff, records of it have never come to light.
Walker promptly telephoned Ford’s HQ in Dearborn and told designer Frank Hershey about the conversation with Crusoe. Hershey took the idea and began working on the vehicle. The concept was for a two-passenger open car, with a target weight of 2525 lb (1145 kg), an Interceptor V8 engine based on the forthcoming overhead-valve Ford V8 slated for 1954 model year introduction, and a top speed of over 100 mph (160 km/h). Crusoe saw a painted clay model on May 18, 1953, which corresponded closely to the final car; he gave the car the go-ahead in September after comparing it with current European trends. After Henry Ford II returned from the Los Angeles Auto Show (Autorama) in 1953 he approved the final design concept to compete with the then new Corvette.
The name was not among the thousands proposed, including rejected options such as Apache (the original name of the P-51 Mustang), Falcon (owned by Chrysler at the time),[2] Eagle, Tropicale, Hawaiian, and Thunderbolt.[3] Rather, it was suggested to the designer and, in the hurry-up mood of the project, accepted.[3]
[edit]Generations

[edit]First generation (1955–1957)
Main article: Ford Thunderbird (first generation)

1957 Ford Thunderbird
The Ford Thunderbird began life in February 1953 in direct response to Chevrolet’s new sports car, the Corvette, which was publicly unveiled in prototype form just a month before. Under rapid development, the Thunderbird went from idea to prototype in about a year, being unveiled to the public at the Detroit Auto Show on February 20, 1954. Like the Corvette, the Thunderbird had a two-seat coupe/convertible layout. Production of the Thunderbird began later on in 1954 on September 9 with the car beginning sales as a 1955 model on October 22, 1954. Though sharing some design characteristics with other Fords of the time, such as single, circular headlamps and tail lamps and modest tailfins, the Thunderbird was sleeker and more athletic in shape, and had features like a faux hood scoop and a 150 mph (240 km/h) speedometer hinting a higher performance nature that other Fords didn’t possess. Mechanically though, the Thunderbird could trace its roots to other mainstream Fords. The Thunderbird’s 102.0 inches (2,591 mm) wheelbase frame was mostly a shortened version of that used in other Fords while the car’s standard 292 cu in (4.8 L) Y-block V8 came from Ford’s Mercury division.[4]
Though inspired by, and positioned directly against, the Corvette, Ford billed the Thunderbird as a personal luxury car, putting a greater emphasis on the car’s comfort and convenience features rather than its inherent sportiness.[4] Designations aside, the Thunderbird sold exceptionally well in its first year. In fact, the Thunderbird outsold the Corvette by more than 23-to-one for 1955 with 16,155 Thunderbirds sold against 700 Corvettes.[5] With the Thunderbird considered a success, few changes were made to the car for 1956. The most notable change was moving the spare tire to a continental-style rear bumper in order to make more storage room in the trunk, and an optional porthole in the removable roof was offered and often selected by buyers. However, the addition of the weight at the rear caused steering issues. The spare was moved back to the trunk in 1957 when the trunk was restyled and made slightly larger. Among the few other changes were new paint colors, the addition of circular porthole windows as standard in the fiberglass roof to improve rearward visibility, and a 312 cu in (5.1 L) Y-block V8 making 215 horsepower (160 kW) when mated to a 3-speed manual transmission or 225 horsepower (168 kW) when mated to a Ford-O-Matic 2-speed automatic transmission; this transmission featured a “low gear”, which was accessible only via the gear selector. When in “Drive”, it was a 2-speed automatic transmission (similar to Chevrolet’s Powerglide).
The Thunderbird was revised for 1957 with a reshaped front bumper, a larger grille and tailfins, and larger tail lamps. The 312 cu in (5.1 L) V8 became the Thunderbird’s standard engine, and now produced 245 horsepower (183 kW). Other, even more powerful versions of the 312 cu in (5.1 L) V8 were available including one with two four-barrel Holley carburetors and another with a Paxton supercharger delivering 300 horsepower (220 kW). Though Ford was pleased to see sales of the Thunderbird rise to a record-breaking 21,380 units for 1957, company executives felt the car could do even better, leading to a substantial redesign of the car for 1958.
[edit]Second generation (1958–1960)
Main article: Ford Thunderbird (second generation)

HAMMONDCAST 20 JOURNAL JON HAMMOND AUGUST 10, 2012

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: HammondCast 20

http://archive.org/details/HammondCast_20

http://hammondcast.twoday.net/stories/hammondcast-20-journal-jon-hammond-august-10-2012/

San Francisco California — Skyline of SF CA seen from upper deck of San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge at dusk – Jon Hammond
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_buildings_in_San_Francisco

The U.S. city of San Francisco, California, is the site of over 410 high-rises,[1] 44 of which stand taller than 400 feet (122 m). The tallest building in the city is the Transamerica Pyramid, which rises 853 ft (260 m) and is currently the 31st-tallest building in the United States.[2] Another famous San Francisco skyscraper is 555 California Street, which is the city’s second tallest building. It is also known as Bank of America Center.[3]
Many of San Francisco’s tallest buildings, particularly its office skyscrapers,[4] were completed in a massive building boom that occurred from the late 1960s until the late 1980s.[5] This boom was dubbed a “Manhattanization wave” by residents of the city, and led to local legislation passed that set in some of the strictest building height limit requirements in the country.[6] This led to a slowdown of skyscraper construction during the 1990s, but construction of taller buildings has resumed recently as the building height requirements have been relaxed and overlooked in light of recent economic activity. The city is currently going through a second boom, with 34 buildings over 400 feet (122 m) proposed, approved, or under construction in the city. San Francisco boasts 21 skyscrapers that rise at least 492 feet (150 m) in height. Overall, San Francisco’s skyline is ranked (based upon existing and under construction buildings over 492 feet (150 m) tall) second in the Pacific coast region (after Los Angeles) and seventh in the United States, after New York City, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, Houston, and Dallas.[A]
Due to a housing shortage and the subsequent real estate boom, the city’s strict building height code has been relaxed over the years, and there have been many skyscrapers proposed for construction in the city; some, such as the One Rincon Hill South Tower, have already been completed. Several other taller buildings are proposed in connection with the Transbay Terminal redevelopment project. The San Francisco Transbay development consists of 10 skyscrapers set to rise over 400 feet (122 m) tall, with three of the towers scheduled to rise over 1,000 feet (305 m).[7] If constructed, these towers would be the first buildings in San Francisco to qualify as supertalls, and would be among the tallest in the United States. Many other tall proposals have been submitted as well, including the Sun Tower, which is planned to rise on Treasure Island.

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: In Memory of David Fathead Newman as seen on The Jon Hammond Show

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondInMemoryofDavidFatheadNewmanasseenonTheJonHammondShow

Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeJFr7DxtCo

From Jon Hammond’s archives as seen on long-running NYC cable TV show The Jon Hammond Show – 1990 appearance in Zanzibar and Grill featuring the late great saxophonist David Fathead Newman with drummer Bernard Purdie, Jon Hammond at the B3 organ, George Naha gtr. – playing a classic Purdie Shuffle opening number J&W Blues – camera by Joe Berger – with thanks and also in memory of Eric Fuchsman – and thanks to Kelli Grant former manager of Zanzibar for keeping the spirit on FaceBook Friends of Zanzibar – Jon Hammond – May 17, 1990
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Anaheim California — Jon Hammond, Joe Berger, Tony Arambarri
http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/joe-berger

Fort Myers Florida — Lou Colombo and Jon Hammond
http://hammondjazz.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/lou-colombo-movie-part-2-by-jon-hammond/

jam of the year, agora, musikmesse, david fathead newman, saxophonist, lou colombo, trumpet, jon hammond, sk1 organ, tv radio, jazz, blues, heavy rock, hendrix