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What’s Happening Cousin Albert?! Jon Hammond and Albert Einstein, Supermarket Tabloids du jour by Jon

June 12, 2017

What’s Happening Cousin Albert?!

Supermarket Tabloids du jour by Jon Hammond

Supermarket Tabloids du jour by Jon Hammond
Accordion Radio http://www.accordionradio.com/blog.html/jon_hammond_show_06_10/ with Albert Einstein, John F. Kennedy, P!nk, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Megyn Kelly, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Ariana Grande, Steve Harvey, and Jon Hammond Funk Unit! + Life Magazine
#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Jon Hammond Show 06 10 Jon’s archive

https://archive.org/details/JonHammondShow0610 Jon Hammond Show public access TV show broadcast channel 1 on Manhattan Neighborhood Network -MNN Air Time: 01:30 AM EST on 06/10 First segment “Lydia’s Tune” from 1st Jon Hammond​ album (Late Rent) written in Paris 1981 after flying aboard the Concorde jet – JFK to CDG in 3 hrs. 26 minutes supersonic – performed here at Jon Hammond’s 19th annual musikmesse​ Session in Jazzkeller Hofheim with the tenor saxophonist Peter Klohmann​, Giovanni Totò Gulino​ drums, Joe Berger​ guitar, Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP http://www.HammondCast.com

“The Jon Hammond Accordion Traveling Routine” – USA

Due to heightened security measures at airports, accordionist Jon Hammond has now refined his method of travelling with his accordion, hence “The Jon Hammond Accordion Traveling Routine”. It goes like this:
*Jon arrives at the airport with a soft piece of luggage and his instrument in its hard case.
*When checking in he explains to the Customer Service Agent that his instrument is essential to his work, irreplaceable, fragile, and worth several thousands of dollars.
*He then displays the instrument, removes it from the case and places the soft luggage inside the accordion case, then proceeds to the security check.
*He sends the accordion through the x-ray machine wrapped in his jacket. Sometimes the security people ask him to play it for them to demonstrate that it is a working instrument.
*He then boards the aircraft with his accordion slung over his shoulder and carefully places it in the overhead bin (it fits!), covered with a blanket or jacket so other passengers don’t throw their stuff on top of it! Works every time!
http://www.accordionradio.com/blog.html Excelsior Accordions

Like Count Basie said folks: “One more time!” only this time it’s Jon Hammond & Cab Calloway – enjoy this priceless docu I personally shot & produced circa May 7th 1990 – declared “Cab Calloway Day” by the honorable David N. Dinkins then Mayor of New York City *LINK:
https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10154396629622102/ – MC’d by Bill Cosby & Phil Schaap remembering the great Arnie Lawrence and so many of the musicians on the film who are no longer with us, i.e. Eddie Barefield, David “Panama” Francis, Milt Hinton, Earle Warren, Little Jimmy Scott, Eddie Bert, Donald Byrd, Britt Woodman and many more – Jon Hammond @JON HAMMOND Intl.

Jon Hammond plays Excelsior Accordions at Times Square, New York City

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Beacons In Jazz Award Concert Cab Calloway Bill Cosby Historic Movie New School NYC May 7 1990

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/BeaconsInJazzAwardConcertCabCallowayBillCosbyHistoricMovieNewSchoolNYCMay71990

by Jon Hammond

Historic evening hosted by Bill Cosby, honoring Cab Calloway with legendary musicians and graduating musicians from New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music – filmed by Jon Hammond at the request of Arnie Lawrence – this documentary is for historical purposes Commercial Use Strictly Prohibited – from the New School Archives:
*Note: Revisions to metadata notes will follow soon – Jon Hammond:
– 4th Beacons in Jazz Awards Ceremony & Concert May 7, 1990 in the little theatre on 13th St., Mayor David N. Dinkins proclaimed May 7th as Cab Calloway Day in New York – and Cab was presented The Beacons in Jazz Award by jazz historian Phil Schaap – an incredible evening with concert including Jazz Survivors Band with Panama Francis, Milt Hinton, Eddie Barefield and more legends – then a large ensemble powered by the rhythm section of Bernard Purdie with Reggie Workman bass – horn section including the late great Arnie Lawrence, also Eddie Bert, Donald Byrd – many of these cats have passed on sadly, special appearance by Little Jimmy Heath conducting and playing soprano saxophone. Julian Junior Mance at the piano with Billy Harper on tenor sax – graduating saxophonist Walter Blanding Jr. played his old saxophone held together by rubber bands for the last time that night, as Cab Calloway personally presented him with a new Yamaha tenor saxophone which he immediately played “You’ve Changed” joined by the all-star band and Little Jimmy Scott vocals – Bill Cosby hosted the entire night and participated in the music with gusto – incredible historic evening that I personally documented – the project is now back in-progress 27 years later, Jon Hammond — with Bernard Purdie and Bernard Purdie at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
*Note from Jon Hammond: Bud DiFluri from Yamaha presented the special Yamaha tenor saxophone to Walter Blanding Jr. – which was inscribed from Cab Calloway, but actually bought and paid for by Bill Cosby. Walter eventually sold the saxophone. Anyone who knows where the instrument is or has it please contact either Jon Hammond or Bud DiFluri – Mr. DiFluri is now Professor of Marketing teaching at Nyack College.

Appears in my movieJon Hammond:

Cab Calloway

possibly Chuck Schumer to the right of the women – Jon Hammond

Bobby Johnson trumpet legend takes the stage – Jon Hammond

Ira Gitler American Jazz Journalist, Elaine Ellman documentary photographer looking on – Jon Hammond

woman reading program, Bobby Johnson Arnie Lawrence, drummer Bernard Purdie in tuxedo – Jon Hammond

MC’s Bill Cosby, Phil Schaap, Bobby Johnson trumpet and Earle Warren Count Basie Orchestra alum alto saxophone – Jon Hammond

Bill Cosby, Red Richards, Milt Hinton, Eddie Barefield, Bobby Johnson & Earle Warren checking out Cosby – Jon Hammond

LaJazzO M-V Concert with Jon Hammond at the Zeughaus Wismar

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Organ Meets Bigband in The Zeughaus Wismar – Camera: Heinz Lichius Am 30.07.2015 ist das Landesjugendjazzorchester Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (LaJazzO MV) mit seinem diesjährigen Solisten Jon Hammond in der Hansestadt Wismar zu Gast.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1625578051045838/
Nachdem sich in den vergangenen Jahren das LaJazzO MV mit den in der Big Band vorkommenden Instrumenten musikalisch auseinandersetzte, wird in 2015 die Jazzorgel musikalisch thematisiert werden. Unter dem Titel “Organ meets Big Band” wird dieses sehr traditionsreiche Instrument der Jazzgeschichte in den Mittelpunkt der Konzertreihe im folgenden Jahr gestellt. Als Jazzinstrument wurde es von Fats Waller in den 30er Jahren eingeführt und hatte seine Hochzeit in den 50er Jahren durch seine Vertreter wie Jimmy Smith. Der international renommierte New Yorker Jazzorganist Jon Hammond wird zusammen mit dem LaJazzO MV unter der Leitung von Michael Leuschner den besonderen Charme dieses Instrumentes wieder zum Leben erwecken. Im Programm sind unter anderem Titel von Jimmy Smith, arrangiert von Steve Grey – eine Leihgabe aus dem Archiv der NDR-Bigband.

Jon Hammond studierte in den siebziger Jahren am Berklee College of Music und am City College San Francisco. Konzertreisen führten ihn quer durch die Vereinigten Staaten und Kanada. In seiner eigenen ‘Jon Hammond Show’ spielte er mit Musikern wie Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge und vielen anderen. Auch in Europa fand und findet seine Musik unverändert viele Anhänger. Die Medien berichten wiederholt von einem unverwechselbaren und prägenden Sound. Jon Hammond hat u.a. auf der 20. Frankfurter Musikmesse mitgewirkt und tritt vornehmlich in Hamburg auf. “The Jon Hammond Show” is a funky, swinging Jazz instrumental revue, featuring notable international soloists and reflecting the influences of Miles Davis, The Crusaders and Jimmy Smith.

Programm: “Organ meets Bigband”
Leitung: Michael Leuschner
Donnerstag, d. 30.07.2015, 19:00 Zeughaus Wismar
with Elli Soosz, Jan Rolle, Daniel Be, Leon Saleh, Gabriel Rosenbach, Michael Leuschner, Heinz Lichius, Matthis Rasche, Hörni Thorun, Paul Gramkow, Marie Birkholz, Jan Boge, Ole Si, Elisabeth Guericke, Nane Schüßler, Henning Schiewer, Noah Jens, Oliver Herlitzka, Anne-Katrin Meyer and Al Tobias at Zeughaus Wismar

Producer Jon Hammond
Language German

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260423

AFM Local 6 Member Jon Hammond https://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/

JON HAMMOND: “WHERE’S THE GIG?” – Alex Walsh

Jon Hammond is a musician, composer, bandleader, publisher, journalist, TV show host, radio DJ, and multi-media entrepreneur. He currently travels the world, playing gigs and attending trade shows.

“Every time I see a musician walking down the street I say, ‘Hey, where’s the gig?’ Because it doesn’t matter what kind of music you play, if you’re carrying an instrument–going to a rehearsal, or coming back from a repair shop, whatever it is–we all need our gigs. And that’s what the union is all about. Hopefully, we can all keep working and be supportive of everybody’s gigs. There’s room for everybody.”

THE EARLY YEARS
Jon Hammond was born in Chicago in 1953. His father was a doctor and his mother was a housewife. They both played the piano. In 1957, his parents moved Jon and his four sisters to Berkeley, CA, where his father worked in a hospital as head of the emergency room. When he was nine, Jon started accordion lessons. “In those days, they had studios where parents would drop their kids off after school for tap dancing and accordion lessons. There were accordion bands and they would compete against each other.”

Jon played his first gig at a senior citizens luncheon when he was eleven. Not only did he get a free lunch but he was paid $25 –a lot of money in those days. Jon says his father was supportive, but did not want him to pursue a music career. “He told me that music was a great hobby. He got me a wonderful professional accordion for my Bar Mitzvah, directly from John Molinari, one of the greatest accordionists who ever lived. It was a Guilietti Professional Tone Chamber accordion. That’s the accordion I won Jr. Jazz Champion on in 1966.”

In high school, Jon attended a private boys school in San Francisco. He was a class clown, and when it got to the point where he was going to be expelled, Jon took his accordion and ran away from home. He immersed himself in the San Francisco music scene and started playing organ in several bands. By 1971 he was in a four piece rock group called Hades which shared a rehearsal space with Quicksilver Messenger Service. “I was friends with their manager, Ron Polte, who also managed guitarist John Cipollina. We got to open for his band, Copperhead.”

Jon continued to play gigs in the Bay Area in different configurations, including a few gigs with a young Eddie Money. By this time Jon had become frustrated with the Bay Area scene. One night while playing a biker bar he got into a fight and his band didn’t come to his defense. “That was the last straw. I was angry and I said I wasn’t coming back.”

Jon in the early 70s

Jon moved to Boston in 1973 to attend the Berklee School of Music. He also got a gig playing in Boston’s Combat Zone backing up burlesque shows. When Jon saw one of his idols, pianist Keith Jarrett play in New York he told him he was going to Berklee and asked him for advice. “Keith looked me right in the eye and said ‘Berklee can be very dangerous for your music.’ It was like he popped this huge bubble. Years later I came to understand what he was talking about. You have to learn the fundamentals, but the music itself comes from a much deeper place. They can’t teach that, you have to find it yourself.”

When Jon’s teachers began sitting in on his gigs in Boston, he questioned why he was in school if the teachers were coming to play with him. He quit school, moved to Cape Cod and started playing with bandleader Lou Colombo. “He did all the private parties for Tip O’Neill. We played what they used to call the business man’s beat. On the gig it was forbidden to swing. It was like swing cut in half. So if you tried to go with the four, Lou would say, ‘Don’t swing it, don’t swing it.’ He pounded it into my head night after night.”

LATE RENT
In 1981 Jon took a trip to Paris where he broke through his writers block and wrote some of his best music. He returned to New York with his new tunes and started a production company with the idea of getting a record deal for a friend that had played on a #1 hit record. After months of pounding the pavement with no results, Jon realized he had better work on his own music before his money ran out. He took the last of his savings, including his upcoming rent money, and went into the studio to record what came to be known as “The Late Rent Sessions”.

The session had Todd Anderson on tenor sax, Barry Finnerty on guitar, Stephen Ferrone on drums, and Jon on B3. They recorded at Intergalactic, the last studio that John Lennon recorded in. Jon had no luck getting a record deal for his new project, but he did get gigs in New York with his band Jon Hammond and the Late Rent Session Men.

Jon Hammond Band Onstage at NAMM, 2014: Joe Berger, Dom Famularo, Alex Budman, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond

In 1982, Jon found out about public access television and the idea that anyone could produce a show and get it on TV. He started broadcasting on Manhattan’s public station in 1984. “I decided I was going to produce a radio show on TV. The first episodes showed just my tapping foot and my voice. It was a gimmick. We had graphics that were synchronized to go with the music. It worked out well. People dug it.” Within a few weeks, Jon was interviewed and featured in Billboard Magazine. The Jon Hammond Show was considered an alternative to the clips on Cable TV. “MTV was still in its infancy. We had a concept that was revolutionary. My phone started ringing and we were the hot kids on the block.”

LIVING ABROAD
Jon continued to play gigs in New York and produce his TV show. In 1987, he went to his first trade show (NAMM) where he was introduced to Mr. Julio Guilietti, the man who built his accordion. He then began traveling to trade shows and making contacts with musicians and companies around the world, including Hammond Suzuki. “They gave me the Hammond XB-2, the first really powerful portable Hammond organ. Glenn Derringer, one of my all-time heroes, presented it to me. I got one of the first. Paul Shaffer from the Letterman Show got the other. At the time there was only one EXP-100 expression pedal–we had to share the pedal. I used the pedal for my gigs and when Paul needed it I would bring it over to him at 30 Rockefeller Center on my bicycle.”

In the early 90s, when his New York gigs began drying up, Jon was encouraged to go to Germany. “It was a hard time. My father had just died and there were very few gigs. I got the XB-2 organ right when I needed it, so I decided to take a chance. I bought a roundtrip ticket to Frankfurt with an open return. I went with 50 bucks and stayed for a year. When I came back, I had 100 bucks.”

Jon stayed at a friend’s house and played a borrowed accordion on the street until he could get a band together. “I played on the street until my fingers turned blue and would collect enough money to get some fish soup. After about two weeks I got a call—I had put a band together and had 3 gigs coming up. A TV show had heard my story and wanted to do a story on me. At the first gig 19 people came; the second only 15 people came. Then I got the little spot on TV. When I came to the third gig people were lined up down the street. When I walked up I thought they were having an art exhibit. When they said, ‘No, they’re waiting for you.’ I choked up, I couldn’t even talk. So I’ve been playing there every year since. The people in Germany really saved my musical career at a time when very few things were happening for me in New York or San Francisco. I have a really good following in Europe. I keep busy as a musician in the States, playing hospitals and assisted living places, but my band dates I pretty much play overseas.”

Jon’s Late Rent Sessions was eventually released on a German label and received modest airplay. During the 90s he travelled back and forth to Europe, spending a year playing gigs in Paris, and eventually settling in Hamburg. Since then he has released two more albums and has played gigs in Moscow, Shanghai, and Australia. With the help of the internet, Jon is able to produce his TV show anywhere.

PRESENT DAY
In the mid-2000s Jon produced Hammondcast, a radio program for CBS that aired in San Francisco at four in the morning and was rebroadcast before Oakland A’s games. “When the baseball games played in the afternoon, my show would play for about 20 minutes and then it was pre-empted. I had a lot of fun with that.” His guests included Danny Glover, Barry Melton from Country Joe & the Fish, and many local people. “It took me awhile to figure out that I had permission to broadcast anything I wanted. I could play the London Philharmonic or Stevie Wonder. My tag line was ‘Hello, Hello, Hello! Wake up or go back to sleep…’”

Today, Jon continues to visit tradeshows and is determined to keep doing everything he does as long as he can. “I made a pact with my longtime co-producer, guitarist Joe Berger, that we are going to go to these trade shows until we are little old men with canes.”

Jon has released four CDs

For more info visit www.jonhammondband.com

#LaJazzO #Wismar #Zeughaus #HammondOrgan, LaJazzO M-V, Mecklenburg Vorpommern, Organ Meets Bigband

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LaJazzO M-V Concert with Jon Hammond at the Zeughaus Wismar

August 31, 2016

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: LaJazzO M-V Concert with Jon Hammond at the Zeughaus Wismar

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Organ Meets Bigband in The Zeughaus Wismar – Camera: Heinz Lichius Am 30.07.2015 ist das Landesjugendjazzorchester Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (LaJazzO MV) mit seinem diesjährigen Solisten Jon Hammond in der Hansestadt Wismar zu Gast.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1625578051045838/
Nachdem sich in den vergangenen Jahren das LaJazzO MV mit den in der Big Band vorkommenden Instrumenten musikalisch auseinandersetzte, wird in 2015 die Jazzorgel musikalisch thematisiert werden. Unter dem Titel “Organ meets Big Band” wird dieses sehr traditionsreiche Instrument der Jazzgeschichte in den Mittelpunkt der Konzertreihe im folgenden Jahr gestellt. Als Jazzinstrument wurde es von Fats Waller in den 30er Jahren eingeführt und hatte seine Hochzeit in den 50er Jahren durch seine Vertreter wie Jimmy Smith. Der international renommierte New Yorker Jazzorganist Jon Hammond wird zusammen mit dem LaJazzO MV unter der Leitung von Michael Leuschner den besonderen Charme dieses Instrumentes wieder zum Leben erwecken. Im Programm sind unter anderem Titel von Jimmy Smith, arrangiert von Steve Grey – eine Leihgabe aus dem Archiv der NDR-Bigband.

Jon Hammond studierte in den siebziger Jahren am Berklee College of Music und am City College San Francisco. Konzertreisen führten ihn quer durch die Vereinigten Staaten und Kanada. In seiner eigenen ‘Jon Hammond Show’ spielte er mit Musikern wie Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge und vielen anderen. Auch in Europa fand und findet seine Musik unverändert viele Anhänger. Die Medien berichten wiederholt von einem unverwechselbaren und prägenden Sound. Jon Hammond hat u.a. auf der 20. Frankfurter Musikmesse mitgewirkt und tritt vornehmlich in Hamburg auf. “The Jon Hammond Show” is a funky, swinging Jazz instrumental revue, featuring notable international soloists and reflecting the influences of Miles Davis, The Crusaders and Jimmy Smith.

Programm: “Organ meets Bigband”
Leitung: Michael Leuschner
Donnerstag, d. 30.07.2015, 19:00 Zeughaus Wismar
with Elli Soosz, Jan Rolle, Daniel Be, Leon Saleh, Gabriel Rosenbach, Michael Leuschner, Heinz Lichius, Matthis Rasche, Hörni Thorun, Paul Gramkow, Marie Birkholz, Jan Boge, Ole Si, Elisabeth Guericke, Nane Schüßler, Henning Schiewer, Noah Jens, Oliver Herlitzka, Anne-Katrin Meyer and Al Tobias at Zeughaus Wismar

Producer Jon Hammond
Language German

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260423

AFM Local 6 Member Jon Hammond https://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/

JON HAMMOND: “WHERE’S THE GIG?” – Alex Walsh

Jon Hammond is a musician, composer, bandleader, publisher, journalist, TV show host, radio DJ, and multi-media entrepreneur. He currently travels the world, playing gigs and attending trade shows.

“Every time I see a musician walking down the street I say, ‘Hey, where’s the gig?’ Because it doesn’t matter what kind of music you play, if you’re carrying an instrument–going to a rehearsal, or coming back from a repair shop, whatever it is–we all need our gigs. And that’s what the union is all about. Hopefully, we can all keep working and be supportive of everybody’s gigs. There’s room for everybody.”

THE EARLY YEARS
Jon Hammond was born in Chicago in 1953. His father was a doctor and his mother was a housewife. They both played the piano. In 1957, his parents moved Jon and his four sisters to Berkeley, CA, where his father worked in a hospital as head of the emergency room. When he was nine, Jon started accordion lessons. “In those days, they had studios where parents would drop their kids off after school for tap dancing and accordion lessons. There were accordion bands and they would compete against each other.”

Jon played his first gig at a senior citizens luncheon when he was eleven. Not only did he get a free lunch but he was paid $25 –a lot of money in those days. Jon says his father was supportive, but did not want him to pursue a music career. “He told me that music was a great hobby. He got me a wonderful professional accordion for my Bar Mitzvah, directly from John Molinari, one of the greatest accordionists who ever lived. It was a Guilietti Professional Tone Chamber accordion. That’s the accordion I won Jr. Jazz Champion on in 1966.”

In high school, Jon attended a private boys school in San Francisco. He was a class clown, and when it got to the point where he was going to be expelled, Jon took his accordion and ran away from home. He immersed himself in the San Francisco music scene and started playing organ in several bands. By 1971 he was in a four piece rock group called Hades which shared a rehearsal space with Quicksilver Messenger Service. “I was friends with their manager, Ron Polte, who also managed guitarist John Cipollina. We got to open for his band, Copperhead.”

Jon continued to play gigs in the Bay Area in different configurations, including a few gigs with a young Eddie Money. By this time Jon had become frustrated with the Bay Area scene. One night while playing a biker bar he got into a fight and his band didn’t come to his defense. “That was the last straw. I was angry and I said I wasn’t coming back.”

Jon in the early 70s

Jon moved to Boston in 1973 to attend the Berklee School of Music. He also got a gig playing in Boston’s Combat Zone backing up burlesque shows. When Jon saw one of his idols, pianist Keith Jarrett play in New York he told him he was going to Berklee and asked him for advice. “Keith looked me right in the eye and said ‘Berklee can be very dangerous for your music.’ It was like he popped this huge bubble. Years later I came to understand what he was talking about. You have to learn the fundamentals, but the music itself comes from a much deeper place. They can’t teach that, you have to find it yourself.”

When Jon’s teachers began sitting in on his gigs in Boston, he questioned why he was in school if the teachers were coming to play with him. He quit school, moved to Cape Cod and started playing with bandleader Lou Colombo. “He did all the private parties for Tip O’Neill. We played what they used to call the business man’s beat. On the gig it was forbidden to swing. It was like swing cut in half. So if you tried to go with the four, Lou would say, ‘Don’t swing it, don’t swing it.’ He pounded it into my head night after night.”

LATE RENT
In 1981 Jon took a trip to Paris where he broke through his writers block and wrote some of his best music. He returned to New York with his new tunes and started a production company with the idea of getting a record deal for a friend that had played on a #1 hit record. After months of pounding the pavement with no results, Jon realized he had better work on his own music before his money ran out. He took the last of his savings, including his upcoming rent money, and went into the studio to record what came to be known as “The Late Rent Sessions”.

The session had Todd Anderson on tenor sax, Barry Finnerty on guitar, Stephen Ferrone on drums, and Jon on B3. They recorded at Intergalactic, the last studio that John Lennon recorded in. Jon had no luck getting a record deal for his new project, but he did get gigs in New York with his band Jon Hammond and the Late Rent Session Men.

Jon Hammond Band Onstage at NAMM, 2014: Joe Berger, Dom Famularo, Alex Budman, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond

In 1982, Jon found out about public access television and the idea that anyone could produce a show and get it on TV. He started broadcasting on Manhattan’s public station in 1984. “I decided I was going to produce a radio show on TV. The first episodes showed just my tapping foot and my voice. It was a gimmick. We had graphics that were synchronized to go with the music. It worked out well. People dug it.” Within a few weeks, Jon was interviewed and featured in Billboard Magazine. The Jon Hammond Show was considered an alternative to the clips on Cable TV. “MTV was still in its infancy. We had a concept that was revolutionary. My phone started ringing and we were the hot kids on the block.”

LIVING ABROAD
Jon continued to play gigs in New York and produce his TV show. In 1987, he went to his first trade show (NAMM) where he was introduced to Mr. Julio Guilietti, the man who built his accordion. He then began traveling to trade shows and making contacts with musicians and companies around the world, including Hammond Suzuki. “They gave me the Hammond XB-2, the first really powerful portable Hammond organ. Glenn Derringer, one of my all-time heroes, presented it to me. I got one of the first. Paul Shaffer from the Letterman Show got the other. At the time there was only one EXP-100 expression pedal–we had to share the pedal. I used the pedal for my gigs and when Paul needed it I would bring it over to him at 30 Rockefeller Center on my bicycle.”

In the early 90s, when his New York gigs began drying up, Jon was encouraged to go to Germany. “It was a hard time. My father had just died and there were very few gigs. I got the XB-2 organ right when I needed it, so I decided to take a chance. I bought a roundtrip ticket to Frankfurt with an open return. I went with 50 bucks and stayed for a year. When I came back, I had 100 bucks.”

Jon stayed at a friend’s house and played a borrowed accordion on the street until he could get a band together. “I played on the street until my fingers turned blue and would collect enough money to get some fish soup. After about two weeks I got a call—I had put a band together and had 3 gigs coming up. A TV show had heard my story and wanted to do a story on me. At the first gig 19 people came; the second only 15 people came. Then I got the little spot on TV. When I came to the third gig people were lined up down the street. When I walked up I thought they were having an art exhibit. When they said, ‘No, they’re waiting for you.’ I choked up, I couldn’t even talk. So I’ve been playing there every year since. The people in Germany really saved my musical career at a time when very few things were happening for me in New York or San Francisco. I have a really good following in Europe. I keep busy as a musician in the States, playing hospitals and assisted living places, but my band dates I pretty much play overseas.”

Jon’s Late Rent Sessions was eventually released on a German label and received modest airplay. During the 90s he travelled back and forth to Europe, spending a year playing gigs in Paris, and eventually settling in Hamburg. Since then he has released two more albums and has played gigs in Moscow, Shanghai, and Australia. With the help of the internet, Jon is able to produce his TV show anywhere.

PRESENT DAY
In the mid-2000s Jon produced Hammondcast, a radio program for CBS that aired in San Francisco at four in the morning and was rebroadcast before Oakland A’s games. “When the baseball games played in the afternoon, my show would play for about 20 minutes and then it was pre-empted. I had a lot of fun with that.” His guests included Danny Glover, Barry Melton from Country Joe & the Fish, and many local people. “It took me awhile to figure out that I had permission to broadcast anything I wanted. I could play the London Philharmonic or Stevie Wonder. My tag line was ‘Hello, Hello, Hello! Wake up or go back to sleep…’”

Today, Jon continues to visit tradeshows and is determined to keep doing everything he does as long as he can. “I made a pact with my longtime co-producer, guitarist Joe Berger, that we are going to go to these trade shows until we are little old men with canes.”

Jon has released four CDs

For more info visit www.jonhammondband.com

Jon Hammond Funk Unit https://www.namm.org/summer/2015/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit

JON HAMMOND Instruments: Organ, Accordion, Piano, Guitar Attended: Berklee College of Music 1974, City College San Francisco Languages: English, German Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Hammond Organ. Musician: Jon Hammond is one of the premier B3 PLAYERS in the world. Jon has played professionally since age 12. Beginning as a solo accordionist, he later played Hammond B3 organ in a number of important San Francisco bands. His all original group HADES opened shows for Tower of Power, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Michael Bloomfield. Eddie Money and Barry Finnerty became musical associates. Moving East he attended Berklee College of Music and played venues as diverse as Boston’s “Combat Zone” in the striptease clubs during the ’70’s and the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod, where he was house organist with the late great trumpet player Lou Colombo and developed a lasting friendship with House Speaker Tip O’Neill. He also toured the Northeast and Canada with the successful show revue “Easy Living”, and continued his appearances at nightclubs in Boston and New York. Subsequently Hammond lived and traveled in Europe, where he has an enthusiastic following. TV/Video Producer: In 1981 Jon formed BackBeat Productions. Assisted by Lori Friedman (Video by LORI), the innovative TV show “The Jon Hammond Show” became a Manhattan Cable TV favorite. Jon’s “Live on the street” video style included news events, as well as live music/video clips of Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge and many others. The weekly show is now in it’s 30th year and has influenced the broadcasts of David Letterman and others. Billboard Magazine hailed Jon’s show as “The Alternative to MTV”. LINK http://youtu.be/7TApELTO1XI Head Phone – Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie of Jon’s Band Featuring Bernard Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Alex Budman, Joe Berger2, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond Organ Group

funky jazz

http://www.journal-frankfurt.de/funkyjazz

Tuesday, April 5 at 9 PM Musikmesse Warm Up Party celebrating 30 years

Best Party of The Year! Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in jazzkeller Tuesday April 5th 2016 celebrating 30 years

Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in jazzkeller Tuesday April 5th 2016 celebrating 30 years

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

Jon Hammond – organ

Joe Berger – guitar

Peter Klohmann – saxophone

Giovanni Totò Gulino – drums

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

“Werden Sie im Jazzkeller wieder eine Hammond Orgel spielen?
Ja, sicher, das neueste Modell, eine Sk1, die exakt so klingt wie die legendäre B3. Ich liebe sie. Und sie wiegt nur noch sieben Kilo (Anm. des Autors: Das Original, ein echtes Möbel mit viel Holz, mussten immer zwei Menschen mit viel Muskelkraft die Treppen rauf und runter hieven), ein deutliches Indiz, dass wir in der Zukunft angekommen sind. Da stecken viele Jahre Forschung und Entwicklung drin, auch Bühnenerprobungen. Ich ziehe den Hut vor den Ingenieuren von Suzuki, ein unverwüstliches Instrument erschaffen zu haben. Und das unterziehe ich jetzt einen echten Härttest (lacht).”

Interview: Detlef Kinsler

Web: www.jazzkeller.com / www.jonhammondband.com

photo by Lawrence Gay co-producer of West Coast Live Radio Program

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

Melody Without Name by Jon Hammond Band in Jon’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous Jazzkeller Frankfurt – Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond at the Hammond Sk1 organ http://www.HammondCast.com Video: Tino Pavlis

Youtube https://youtu.be/LJTgPjiu-uw

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Hammond XK-5 aka Flexi-B Top Secret Organ Programmable Multi Contact Keys with MTW 1 Modeled Tone Wheel Generator

Hammond Flexi-B Top Secret Organ
with 9 contact keyboards! – Jon Hammond at musikmesse with Suzuki Musical Instruments Prototype Debut

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

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/VF7WXWHv1a4

Jon Hammond Band​ getting funky with Head Phone Live in Jazzkeller​ – Jon’s annual musikmesse​ Warm Up Party with Giovanni Totò Gulino​ drums, Joe Berger​ guitar, Peter Klohmann​ tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond​ at the Hammond Sk1 organ – Jon Hammond uses Sennheiser​ Momentum headphones with in-line mic remote http://www.HammondCast.com – Video Directed by Tino Pavlis​ Sennheiser Momentum​

Michael Falkenstein with Prototype Hammond Flexi-B

Masato Tomie Suzuki Hammond Engineer and Guitarist of Black Market Band with Hammond Flexi-B Top Secret Organ Prototype Debut musikmesse

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/162021573 Top Secret Head Phone Live in jazzkeller!

Top Secret Head Phone Sennheiser Momentum Headphones with in-line mic remote

LaJazzO M-V, Mecklenburg Vorpommern, Organ Meets Bigband, #LaJazzO #Wismar #Zeughaus #HammondOrgan

Showtime! – Penzlin Burginnenhof Landesjugendjazzorchester MV Jon Hammond Jazzorgel – High Definition Movie

November 25, 2015

*WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: Showtime! – Penzlin Burginnenhof Landesjugendjazzorchester MV Jon Hammond Jazzorgel – High Definition Movie

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/PenzlinBurginnenhofLandesjugendjazzorchesterMVJonHammondJazzorgel1

Penzlin, Germany — Showtime! – Penzlin Burginnenhof Landesjugendjazzorchester MV Jon Hammond Jazzorgel – High Definition Movie: https://archive.org/details/PenzlinBurginnenhofLandesjugendjazzorchesterMVJonHammondJazzorgel1
(Full HD, vers. 2.0) Penzlin Burginnenhof Landesjugendjazzorchester MV Jon Hammond Jazzorgel “Organ Meets Bigband” special tribute to Jimmy Smith evening concert in the centuries old castle Penzlin Burginnenhof, conducted by Maestro Michael Leuschner. Full moon was rising on this evening in Alte Burg Penzlin
„Organ meets Bigband“ – LaJazzO MV feat. Jon Hammond (organ) – das Landesjugendjazzorchester Mecklenburg / Landesjugendorchester Mecklenburg Vorpommern (LaJazzO MV) Penzlin, Burginnenhof
Warener Chaussee 55a
17217 Penzlin – Junge Talente treffen Profi: Das Landesjugendjazzorchester als bester Jazznachwuchs aus ganz Mecklenburg-Vorpommern tritt bei diesem Konzert mit dem US-Amerikaner Jon Hammond, einem der legendärsten Hammondorgelspieler der Welt, auf. Eindrucksvolle Kulisse ist die aus dem 16. Jahrhundert stammende Burg in Penzlin, in der unter freiem Himmel vielseitiger Bigbandjazz dargeboten wird. Der Trompeter und Bigband-Leader Michael Leuschner führt unterhaltsam durch das Programm, das Klassiker wie vom phänomenalen Jimmy Smith parat hat. – diesmal mit dem New Yorker Jazzorganisten Jon Hammond.

Das Jugendensemble steht synonym für den besten Jazznachwuchs aus ganz Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Als Projekt des Landesmusikrates M-V e. V. gibt es – gefördert vom NDR und dem Bildungsministerium M-V – den talentiertesten jungen Jazzern unseres Landes eine hervorragende Plattform für gemeinsames Musizieren. Musiker im Alter von 14-26 Jahren haben hier die Möglichkeit, unter professioneller Anleitung das musikalische Zusammenspiel in einem Jazzorchester und die Grundlagen der Improvisation zu erlernen. Vielen, heute erfolgreichen Musikern diente das Orchester bislang als Sprungbrett. Unter der Leitung des Trompeters und Jazzdozenten Michael Leuschner ist das LaJazzO zu einem beeindruckenden Klangkörper, einem musikalischen Aushängeschild für Mecklenburg-Vorpommern herangereift und spielt regelmäßig im Programm der Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern / M-V.
Nachdem sich in den vergangenen Jahren das LaJazzO MV mit den in der Big Band vorkommenden Instrumenten musikalisch auseinandersetzte, wird in 2015 die Jazzorgel musikalisch thematisiert werden. Unter dem Titel „Organ meets Big Band“ wird dieses sehr traditionsreiche Instrument der Jazzgeschichte in den Mittelpunkt der Konzertreihe im folgenden Jahr gestellt. Als Jazzinstrument wurde es von Fats Waller in den 30er Jahren eingeführt und hatte seine Hochzeit in den 50er Jahren durch seine Vertreter wie Jimmy Smith. Der international renommierte New Yorker Jazzorganist Jon Hammond wird zusammen mit dem LaJazzO MV unter der Leitung von Michael Leuschner den besonderen Charme dieses Instrumentes wieder zum Leben erwecken. Im Programm sind unter anderem Titel von Jimmy Smith, arrangiert von Steve Gray – eine Leihgabe aus dem Archiv der NDR Bigband.
Jon Hammond studierte in den siebziger Jahren am Berklee College of Music und am City College San Francisco. Konzertreisen führten ihn quer durch die Vereinigten Staaten und Kanada. In seiner eigenen ‚Jon Hammond Show‘ spielte er mit Musikern wie Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge und vielen anderen. Auch in Europa fand und findet seine Musik unverändert viele Anhänger. Die Medien berichten wiederholt von einem unverwechselbaren und prägenden Sound. Jon Hammond hat u.a. auf der 20. Frankfurter musikmesse mitgewirkt und tritt vornehmlich in Hamburg auf. „The Jon Hammond Show“ is a funky, swinging Jazz instrumental revue, featuring notable international soloists and reflecting the influences of Miles Davis, The Crusaders and Jimmy Smith.
Leitung: Michael Leuschner
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Topics Penzlin, Burginnenhof, Bigband, Jon Hammond, #HammondOrgan #NDRJazz #Landesjgendorchester

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

by Jon Hammond

Published October 22, 2015
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Topics Lydia’s Tune, Meetinghouse Jazz Orchestra, Todd Anderson Arrangement, Hammond Organist, Jon Hammond, Friends Seminary, 230 year old school, Manhattan, Paris France, Jon Hammond, #HammondOrgan

Organist Jon Hammond composed this song in Paris France after flying there aboard Air France Concorde​ in year 1981, played here now with Meeting House Jazz Orchestra – Arranged and Conducted by tenor saxophonist Todd Anderson​. Bob Rosen​ (tenor) presiding over the Music Program at Friends Seminary​ 230 year old school on Manhattan’s East Side – Greg Ruvolo​ takes the flugelhorn solo, Jim Piela saxophone, Pat Hall, Art Baron​, Alfredo Marques​ trombones, David Acker​ guitar, Mike Campenni drums, Charles Lee alto, more names coming! Thank you for playing my song and those listening and watching this Podcast folks! Jon Hammond​ ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP http://www.HammondCast.com
TV Producers of Manhattan Neighborhood Network [MNN]​ – Manhattan Neighborhood Network​ – Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM​ AFM Local 6​ PROFILE http://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Youtube https://youtu.be/idKeKk2v_xU

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1278353

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/143381440

Facebook Video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/vb.133709526657853/1147576505271145/?type=3&theater

*Photos courtesy of Elmar Lemes ©Elmar Lemes / Jon Hammond — with Jon Hammond at Friends Seminary.

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

Showtime!, Burginnenhof, Landesjugendjazzorchester, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Big Band, Jazz Orchestra, #Penzlin #Jazz #HammondOrgan #CableTV

Landesjugendjazzorchester Mecklenburg Vorpommern Under Rehearsal

October 6, 2015

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Landesjugendjazzorchester Mecklenburg Vorpommern Under Rehearsal

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LandesjugendjazzorchesterMecklenburgVorpommernUnderRehearsal</a>

Published October 4, 2015
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Topics Landesjugendjazzorchester Mecklenburg-Vorpommern #HammondOrgan #Jazz #Bigband #Schwerin #B3 #Sk1 Jon Hammond

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1274968</a>

Youtube https://youtu.be/b5u6Rfu4Fho</a>

Schwerin​ Germany — Rehearsal Day Film for program:
„Organ meets Bigband“ – LaJazzO MV feat. Jon Hammond (organ)
das Landesjugendjazzorchester Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (LaJazzO MV) wieder im Klostergarten​ Rostock zu Gast – diesmal mit dem New Yorker Jazzorganisten Jon Hammond.
Das Jugendensemble steht synonym für den besten Jazznachwuchs aus ganz Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Als Projekt des Landesmusikrates M-V e. V. gibt es – gefördert vom NDR und dem Bildungsministerium M-V – den talentiertesten jungen Jazzern unseres Landes eine hervorragende Plattform für gemeinsames Musizieren. Musiker im Alter von 14-26 Jahren haben hier die Möglichkeit, unter professioneller Anleitung das musikalische Zusammenspiel in einem Jazzorchester und die Grundlagen der Improvisation zu erlernen. Vielen, heute erfolgreichen Musikern diente das Orchester bislang als Sprungbrett. Unter der Leitung des Trompeters und Jazzdozenten Michael Leuschner ist das LaJazzO zu einem beeindruckenden Klangkörper, einem musikalischen Aushängeschild für Mecklenburg-Vorpommern herangereift und spielt regelmäßig im Programm der Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern​
Nachdem sich in den vergangenen Jahren das LaJazzO MV mit den in der Big Band vorkommenden Instrumenten musikalisch auseinandersetzte, wird in 2015 die Jazzorgel musikalisch thematisiert werden. Unter dem Titel „Organ meets Big Band“ wird dieses sehr traditionsreiche Instrument der Jazzgeschichte in den Mittelpunkt der Konzertreihe im folgenden Jahr gestellt. Als Jazzinstrument wurde es von Fats Waller in den 30er Jahren eingeführt und hatte seine Hochzeit in den 50er Jahren durch seine Vertreter wie Jimmy Smith. Der international renommierte New Yorker Jazzorganist Jon Hammond wird zusammen mit dem LaJazzO MV unter der Leitung von Michael Leuschner den besonderen Charme dieses Instrumentes wieder zum Leben erwecken. Im Programm sind unter anderem Titel von Jimmy Smith, arrangiert von Steve Grey – eine Leihgabe aus dem Archiv der NDR Big Band​.
Jon Hammond​ studierte in den siebziger Jahren am Berklee College of Music​ und am City College San Francisco. Konzertreisen führten ihn quer durch die Vereinigten Staaten und Kanada. In seiner eigenen ‚Jon Hammond Show‘ spielte er mit Musikern wie Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge und vielen anderen. Auch in Europa fand und findet seine Musik unverändert viele Anhänger. Die Medien berichten wiederholt von einem unverwechselbaren und prägenden Sound. Jon Hammond hat u.a. auf der 20. Frankfurter musikmesse​ mitgewirkt und tritt vornehmlich in Hamburg auf. „The Jon Hammond Show“ is a funky, swinging Jazz instrumental revue, featuring notable international soloists and reflecting the influences of Miles Davis, The Crusaders and Jimmy Smith.
Leitung: Michael Leuschner
http://www.jazzclub-rostock.de/events/organ-meets-bigband-lajazzo-mv-feat-jon-hammond-organ/</a>
HammondCast
http://www.HammondCast.com</a>

Producer Jon Hammond
Language German

Jon’s archive http://ia801502.us.archive.org/8/items/6842261003/684226_1003.mp4</a>

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1273397</a>

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/140682109</a>

Youtube https://youtu.be/2rM_x3kZBG8</a>

Preview of Public Access TV Show Jon Hammond Show air time 10/03 – Jon Hammond Band with special guest Lee Oskar in jazzkeller Frankfurt, Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Totó Gulino drums, Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ – Jon Hammond Band in The Savoy Lounge, “Pocket Funk” with Barry Finnerty guitar, Todd Anderson tenor saxophone, Joris Dudli drums, Jon Hammond at the B3 organ ©JON HAMMOND International http://www.HammondCast.com</a>

Photo by Joachim Hildebrand

Photos by Joachim Hildebrand

by Jon Hammond

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Topics Jazz, Blues, Public Access TV, tenor sax, harmonica, guitar, #HammondOrgan

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondINDIEPOOLKYOURadioSpecialJonRussellHostingJonHammondofHammondCastShow</a>

Jon Russell Indie Pool KYOU Radio Jazz Blues Radio CBS Network Chicago San Francisco

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The Indie Pool: Jon Russell Hosts Jon Hammond KYOURADIO San Francisco CA–
Not just another interview show with music. More like an audio magazine that digs deeper so you’ll come away with a better understanding of the featured artists and bands and their music. Every couple of weeks the Indie Pool presents a new installment giving you an opportunity to come away with a better understanding of who’s making today’s music and why. The Indie Pool showcases: Jon Hammond
With music from Jon Hammond played live in the studios of KYOU Radio with Host Jon Russell and tracks from Jon’a album NDR SESSIONS Projekt on Ham-Beger-Friz Records ©JON HAMMOND International

Jon’s special archive http://archive.org/details/HammondCast_22</a>

Al Jazzbo Collins

Chris Cortez and Jon Hammond

This episode of HammondCast on KYOU 1550 AM Radio features some historic recordings of Jon Hammond with radio & tv legend AL “JAZZBEAUX” COLLINS, this will blow your socks off! Al does a complete recitation of his Hipster version of “Little Red Ridinghood” accompanied by Jon on the Hammond organ live. Also radio host CHRIS CORTEZ talking about how Jon and Jazzbeaux almost blew up the transmitter for the radio station by plugging the Hammond organ directly in as a late-night experiment on the Bay Area station…wooops! All worked out ok, but the Chief Engineer and Station Manager were a little bit upset the next day.
Going back even a few more years, Al Jazzbeaux breaks Jon’s recording of “Sidewinder” on the now defunct but legendary and most powerful station of New York City-WNEW 1130 AM. For Al Jazzbeaux Collins freaks, this HammondCast episode is a MUST.
Jon Hammond is a member of Local 802 & Local 6 Musicians Unions and an ASCAP Composer/Publisher-JON HAMMOND International, Inc.
No singers on Mr. Hammond’s band…”The FINGERS…are the SINGERS!”
http://www.HammondCast.com</a>

Anaheim California — This was a great P.Mauriat Party! at Winter NAMM a years ago – here with Alejandro Chiabrando and Alex Mingmann Hsieh – Jon Hammond — with Alejandro Chiabrando and Alex Mingmann Hsieh at Clarion Hotel Anaheim.

It’s not Simon and Garfunkle..Tino Pavlis and Joe Berger!
Jon Hammond — with Tino Pavlis and Joe Berger at musikmesse

From my first CD booklet – first release of “Late Rent” on Hotwire Records – collector edition! Jon Hammond

August 28, 1989 – Alex Foster on the Saxophone Chair in my band “Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men at Mikell’s on Columbus Avenue NYC, sounded great Alex! – JH

http://youtu.be/BIvQDISkOF0</a>
Based on a TRUE story, Hammond wrote this song first performed Aug. 28th 1989 at Mikell’s NYC: PARTY IS FORBIDDEN HERE! This film features drummers Bernard Purdie & Chuggy Leslie J. Carter, the Power-House Rhythm Section getting down! Jon Hammond at his 1959 B3 organ along with Alex Foster tenor sax..

21 years old – I found out my first day at Berklee College of Music in 1973 that I could not have accordion or Hammond organ as my principle instrument, I was sure mad about that! They sent me to the piano practice rooms with the broken out-of-tune Kawaii pianos with cigarette burns all over them, saxophone players playing scales on either side in the practice booths and drummers, it was nuts – Jon Hammond http://www.accordionradio.com/news.html</a> — at Berklee College of Music

This is the Gretel & Alfons on the Große Freiheit 29, 22767 Hamburg where The Beatles hung out and drank beers back in the days when they were playing long nights at The Star Club just steps away. My friend Horst Jankowiak (R.I.P.) who was the owner told me that Paul McCartney returned there in 1989 and paid up their outstanding tab for beers leftover from 1961, and gave the house a pretty good tip as well. Very sad to hear that Horst has died, he had myself and Joe Berger sign in the house guest book on the next page over from where Jimi Hendrix had signed it – I met Lee Curtis there in Gretel & Alfons and Lee walked with me and showed me the place where Star Club had burnt down – Lee Curtis (from Liverpool) played The Star Club more than any other performer – quite a legacy there folks! Jon Hammond

http://www.noz.de/artikel/2232056/bei-gretel-alfons-stand-paul-mccartney-in-der-kreide</a>
Bei Gretel & Alfons stand Paul McCartney in der Kreide
Hier muss es gewesen sein, genau hier in diesem roten Backsteingebäude. Und richtig, eine goldene Tafel am Eingang konserviert das Ereignis in wenigen Zeilen: Am 17. 9. 1960 betraten die Beatles die Bühne des „Indra”. Es war ihr erstes Deutschland-Engagement und der Beginn einer großen Karriere. Wer sich hier in Hamburg-St. Pauli in der Straße „Große Freiheit” abseits der Reeperbahn umsieht und Ulf Krügers „Beatles-Guide Hamburg” dabei hat, erfährt mehr: Zum Beispiel, dass John, Paul und George damals noch ohne Ringo, dafür aber mit Schlagzeuger Pete Best und Bassist Stuart -Sut-cliffe spielten. Vier bis sechs Stunden die Nacht für 30 Mark pro Beatle. Dafür boten sie krächzigen Rock n Roll, doch den wollte kaum jemand hören.
Nach erledigtem Job und dem einen oder anderen „Absacker” in einer der zahlreichen Kiez-Bars mussten die Beatles auf dem Weg ins Bett die auch heute noch schmuddelige Große Freiheit bis ans Ende laufen und links abbiegen in die Paul-Roosen-Straße 33. Zwei fensterlose Räume mit Matratzen auf Metallgestellen mehr gabs nicht, erzählt der Beatles-Guide. Und dass für die Katzenwäsche ein Mini-Waschbecken auf der Herrentoilette des „Bambi-Kinos” zur Verfügung stand.

Heute erinnert hier nur noch eine vergilbte Tafel mit vier verblichenen Beatles-Fotos und ein lieblos gestaltetes Schaufenster an diese erste „Suite” der Fab Four. Schade, denn in dieser efeuumrankten Fassade steckt mehr Geschichte. Zum Beispiel eine kleine Dummheit mit großen Folgen, festgehalten im Beatles-Guide: Paul McCartney zündete beim Auszug aus diesem unwirtlichen Loch im Dezember 1960 ein Kondom an und verbrannte es im Flur. Bruno Koschmider zeigte ihn wegen Brandstiftung an. Die Folge: Paul und Pete Best muss-ten eine Nacht in einer Zelle der berühmten Davidswache auf der Reeperbahn verbringen, bevor sie nach Großbritannien ausgewiesen wurden.
Offensichtlich ein mieser Trick im rüden Rock-n-Roll-Geschäft auf dem Kiez. Die -Beatles hatten nämlich erstens im „Kaiserkeller” Erfolg und zweitens bereits George Harrison verloren, der im November 1960 ausgewiesen worden war, weil er noch nicht volljährig war. Anfang Dezember 1960 waren John, Paul, Pete und Stu Sutcliffe aus dem „Kaiserkeller” abgeworben worden und sollten zukünftig im neu eröffneten „Top Ten” auf der Reeperbahn auftreten. Diesen Plan durchkreuzte „Kaiserkeller”-Manager Bruno Koschmider erfolgreich mit seiner Anzeige wegen Brandstiftung. Doch im März 1961 waren die Beatles wieder da und traten nun mit Tony Sheridan zusammen im „Top Ten” auf der Reeperbahn 136 auf. Der Fußmarsch hierhin lohnt heute jedoch nicht mehr, denn in der jetzt im ehemaligen „Top-Ten” beheimateten Disco „La Cage” finden sich keine Beatles-Spuren.

Dafür aber im Beatles-Guide: Kurz und anschaulich beschreibt Ulf Krüger, wie Tony Sheridan selbst mithalf, hier die Bühne zu bauen, wie die Beatles nun für immerhin 40 Mark pro Nacht darauf umjubelte Auftritte hinlegten und ab Frühjahr 1961 ihre Fans aus dem „Kaiserkeller” ins „Top Ten” rüberzogen. Darunter auch Grafiker und Bassist Klaus Voormann und Astrid Kirchherr, die die später berühmt gewordenen Fotos der Beatles auf dem nah gelegenen Heiligengeistfeld mach-te und angeblich die Pilzkopffrisuren erfand. Und noch einer hörte von diesen angeblich fabelhaften Beatles, kam ins „Top Ten” und buchte die Band sofort für Aufnahmen: Bert Kaempfert, der Big-Band-Leader.
Er nahm die Beatles sogar unter Vertrag, den er erst auf Bitten des späteren Managers Brian Epstein löste. -Kaempfert ahnte nicht, dass er einen Millionendeal verschenkte. Der Beatles-Guide lotst seine Leser wieder zurück in die Große Freiheit, vorbei an diversen Table-Dance-Bars, Kontakthöfen, Thai-Clubs und anderen Rotlicht-Schuppen. Das Ziel: die Hausnummer 39, schräg gegenüber vom ehemaligen „Kaiserkeller”. Hier eröffnete ein gewisser Manfred Weißleder, zuvor Betriebselektriker auf dem Kiez, im April 1962 den „Star-Club” und warb die Beatles aus dem „Top Ten” ab. Drei Gastspiele absolvierten sie in dem zum Musikclub umgebauten Stern-Kino. Letzter Auftritt: 31. Dezember 1962. Danach gings zurück auf die britische Insel, denn zwischenzeitlich war ein Telegramm aus Liverpool angekommen: „Glückwunsch, Jungs Plattenfirma EMI möchte Aufnahmen mit euch.”

Aha, und den Star-Club -gibts also immer noch, denkt der Beatles-Spurensucher, wenn er vor der Großen Freiheit Nummer 39 angekommen ist. Doch ein Blick in Krügers Beatles-Guide macht auch hier schlau: Was da heute unter Star-Club firmiert, ist nur eine billige Kopie. Das letzte Konzert im ursprünglichen Star-Club ging bereits am Neujahrstag 1970 über die Bühne, danach war hier 13 Jahre lang das Sex-Theater „Salambo”, bis das Gebäude 1983 abbrannte und 1987 schließlich abgerissen wurde. Dafür finden sich im Beatles-Guide noch jede Menge Erinnerungen: Star-Club-Autogrammkarten der Beatles, ein Foto vom alten Eingang und besonders schön: eine Gagenquittung, ausgestellt für John Lennon über 425 Mark. Viele dieser erstmals veröffentlichten Exponate stammen von Ulf Krüger, der einst Schlagzeuger im Star-Club war, einer der besten Kenner der damaligen Szene ist und eine bemerkenswerte Privatsammlung mit Stücken aus der Zeit des „Hamburg Sound” besitzt.
Die würde er sogar für interessiertes Publikum zur Verfügung stellen, doch bisher sind alle Ideen, etwa ein Beatles-Museum auf dem Kiez zu eröffnen, im Sande verlaufen. Und aufdrängen möchte Krüger sich auch nicht, deutet aber doch ein bisschen wehmütig nach Liverpool: „Dort gibt es ,Cavern City Tours, Stadtrundfahrten auf den Spuren der Beatles”, erzählt er und schwärmt von der jährlich stattfindenden „Beatle-Week”: „Allein zum Abschlusstag dieser Festwoche kommen 250 000 Menschen! Ich glaube, die Stadt Hamburg weiß gar nicht, was für ein touristischer Magnet die Beatles sein könnten, wenn man ihre Vergangenheit hier nur richtig präsentieren würde.”

Und so bleibt der „Beatles-Guide” ein erster zaghafter Versuch im Westentaschenformat. Das macht die Sache spannender für Spurensucher: Denn Zeitzeugen wie Horst Jankowiak warten nicht in einem Hamburger Beatles-Museum als Wärter auf Besucher, nein, einen wie ihn muss man auf dem Kiez aufspüren, um Geschichten aus den Sixties zu hören. Kleiner Tipp: Mal im Lokal „Gretel und Alfons” in der Großen Freiheit 29 vorbeischauen. Hat Paul McCartney im Jahre 1989 auch gemacht. Denn hier, im „Wohnzimmer” der Star-Club-Musiker, hatte er 1962 gewohnt und beim Auszug Schulden hinterlassen. Die hat Paule nach 27 Jahren bei Horst Jankowiak mit Zins und Zinseszins bezahlt und ein Poster signiert, das heute natürlich einen Ehrenplatz bei „Gretel und Alfons” hat.

Frank Siemers Photographs of Jon Hammond in Hamburg Morning with trusty Sk1 organ on tour

The amateur photog (me/Jon Hammond) shoots a picture of the real Professional Photographer –

http://www.franksiemers.com/swf/base.html</a> Frank Siemers standing next to my well traveled Hammond Sk1 organ in the Gator case on my Super 600 Kart-A-Bag™ wheels in the early morning in Hamburg

– thanks for the great spontaneous photos Frank, a real pleasure and fun time in good old Hamburg, Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond Hamburg Morning photographs by great photographer Frank Siemers, dankeschön Frank!

great to be back in good old Hamburg in the North – Jon

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Organ Meets Bigband In The Zeughaus Wismar

September 2, 2015

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Organ Meets Bigband In The Zeughaus Wismar

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by Jon Hammond

Published August 31, 2015
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Topics Meckelnburg Vorpommern, Landesjugendjazzorchester, NDR Archive, Big Band, Michael Leuschner, Heinz Lichius, Camera, Zeughaus Wismar, Landesmusikrat, Jon Hammond, #HammondOrgan #Jazz #Wismar

Organ Meets Bigband in The Zeughaus Wismar – Camera: Heinz Lichius Am 30.07.2015 ist das Landesjugendjazzorchester Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (LaJazzO MV) mit seinem diesjährigen Solisten Jon Hammond in der Hansestadt Wismar zu Gast.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1625578051045838/
Nachdem sich in den vergangenen Jahren das LaJazzO MV mit den in der Big Band vorkommenden Instrumenten musikalisch auseinandersetzte, wird in 2015 die Jazzorgel musikalisch thematisiert werden. Unter dem Titel “Organ meets Big Band” wird dieses sehr traditionsreiche Instrument der Jazzgeschichte in den Mittelpunkt der Konzertreihe im folgenden Jahr gestellt. Als Jazzinstrument wurde es von Fats Waller in den 30er Jahren eingeführt und hatte seine Hochzeit in den 50er Jahren durch seine Vertreter wie Jimmy Smith. Der international renommierte New Yorker Jazzorganist Jon Hammond wird zusammen mit dem LaJazzO MV unter der Leitung von Michael Leuschner den besonderen Charme dieses Instrumentes wieder zum Leben erwecken. Im Programm sind unter anderem Titel von Jimmy Smith, arrangiert von Steve Grey – eine Leihgabe aus dem Archiv der NDR-Bigband.

Jon Hammond studierte in den siebziger Jahren am Berklee College of Music und am City College San Francisco. Konzertreisen führten ihn quer durch die Vereinigten Staaten und Kanada. In seiner eigenen ‘Jon Hammond Show’ spielte er mit Musikern wie Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge und vielen anderen. Auch in Europa fand und findet seine Musik unverändert viele Anhänger. Die Medien berichten wiederholt von einem unverwechselbaren und prägenden Sound. Jon Hammond hat u.a. auf der 20. Frankfurter Musikmesse mitgewirkt und tritt vornehmlich in Hamburg auf. “The Jon Hammond Show” is a funky, swinging Jazz instrumental revue, featuring notable international soloists and reflecting the influences of Miles Davis, The Crusaders and Jimmy Smith.

Programm: “Organ meets Bigband”
Leitung: Michael Leuschner
Donnerstag, d. 30.07.2015, 19:00 Zeughaus Wismar
with Elli Soosz, Jan Rolle, Daniel Be, Leon Saleh, Gabriel Rosenbach, Michael Leuschner, Heinz Lichius, Matthis Rasche, Hörni Thorun, Paul Gramkow, Marie Birkholz, Jan Boge, Ole Si, Elisabeth Guericke, Nane Schüßler, Henning Schiewer, Noah Jens, Oliver Herlitzka, Anne-Katrin Meyer and Al Tobias at Zeughaus Wismar

Producer Jon Hammond http://www.HammondCast.com
Language German

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CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1263982

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Producer Tino’s Hammond Organ 80th Anniversary Film Documentary Trailer: Tino Pavlis – by Jon Hammond

Published August 13, 2015
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Tino’s Hammond Organ 80th Anniversary Film Documentary Trailer with cameo appearances Michael Falkenstein, Joe Berger, Jon Hammond, Shuji Suzuki and Suzuki Musical Instuments Hammond Organ Team, Bernie Capicchiano Bernies Music Land Australia Hammond Distributor, Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in world famous historic jazzkeller Frankfurt – Outro music “Organ Meets Bigband” Jon Hammond with Landesjugendjazzorchester LaJazzO MV orchestra – Director/Producer: Tino Pavlis, co-producer Joe Berger http://www.HammondCast.com

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

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

by Jon Hammond

Published August 8, 2015
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„Organ meets Bigband“ das LaJJazzO M-V LandesJugendJazzOrchester Mecklenburg-Vorpommern https://www.facebook.com/events/846845685410695/ Am 01.08.2015 ist das Landesjugendjazzorchester Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (LaJazzO MV) mit seinem diesjährigen Solisten Jon Hammond wieder im Klostergarten Rostock zu Gast. Covering Jimmy Smith’s Back at The Chicken Shack and The Sermon – Nachdem sich in den vergangenen Jahren das LaJazzO MV mit den in der Big Band vorkommenden Instrumenten musikalisch auseinandersetzte, wird in 2015 die Jazzorgel musikalisch thematisiert werden. Unter dem Titel “Organ meets Big Band” wird dieses sehr traditionsreiche Instrument der Jazzgeschichte in den Mittelpunkt der Konzertreihe im folgenden Jahr gestellt. Als Jazzinstrument wurde es von Fats Waller in den 30er Jahren eingeführt und hatte seine Hochzeit in den 50er Jahren durch seine Vertreter wie Jimmy Smith. Der international renommierte New Yorker Jazzorganist Jon Hammond wird zusammen mit dem LaJazzO MV unter der Leitung von Michael Leuschner den besonderen Charme dieses Instrumentes wieder zum Leben erwecken. Im Programm sind unter anderem Titel von Jimmy Smith, arrangiert von Steve Gray – eine Leihgabe aus dem Archiv der NDR-Bigband.

Jon Hammond studierte in den siebziger Jahren am Berklee College of Music und am City College San Francisco. Konzertreisen führten ihn quer durch die Vereinigten Staaten und Kanada. In seiner eigenen ‘Jon Hammond Show’ spielte er mit Musikern wie Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge und vielen anderen. Auch in Europa fand und findet seine Musik unverändert viele Anhänger. Die Medien berichten wiederholt von einem unverwechselbaren und prägenden Sound. Jon Hammond hat u.a. auf der 20. Frankfurter Musikmesse mitgewirkt und tritt vornehmlich in Hamburg auf. “The Jon Hammond Show” is a funky, swinging Jazz instrumental revue, featuring notable international soloists and reflecting the influences of Miles Davis, The Crusaders and Jimmy Smith.
http://www.HammondCast.com
Programm: “Organ meets Bigband”
Leitung: Michael Leuschner
Samstag, d. 01.08.2015, 20:30 Klostergarten Rostock

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/vb.133709526657853/1105371389491657/?type=3&theater

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Vimeo https://vimeo.com/135785907

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1262828

Leader Michael Leuschner and Jon Hammond with the famous poster for “Organ Meets Bigband” – NDR Jazz archives special arrangements of Steve Gray come back to life here:

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Youtube https://youtu.be/zw2VOfpHEJ8

Published July 24, 2015
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Topics Broadcasting, Public Access, Cable Access, MCTV, Manhattan Neighborhood network, #HammondOrgan Dave Van Ronk, Michael Brecker #MichaelBrecker #BarryFinnerty #musikmesse Alan Pasqua

The Tubes – Band Tonight in Bremen Germany ladies and gentlemen! – Coffee Time with The Tubes’ Rick Anderson and Prairie Prince – Jon Hammond
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tubes
L to R Rick Andrson, Jon Hammond, Prairie Prince
Wiki:
The Tubes is a San Francisco-based rock band whose 1975 debut album included the hit single “White Punks on Dope”. During its first fifteen years or so, the band’s live performances combined quasi-pornography with wild satires of media, consumerism, and politics.[citation needed] They are perhaps best remembered for their 1983 single “She’s a Beauty”, a top 10 U.S. hit with a frequently-played music video in the early days of MTV; and in the 1980 film Xanadu singing the rock portion of the cross-genre song “Dancin'” opposite a big band.
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Genres Rock, punk, hard rock
Years active 1972–present
Labels A&M, Capitol
Website Official website
Members Roger Steen
Prairie Prince
Rick Anderson
Fee Waybill
David Medd
Past members Vince Welnick†
Bill Spooner
Michael Cotten
Bob Mcintosh
Re Styles
Mingo Lewis
Jane Dornacker†
David Killingsworth
Gary Cambra
The Tubes started as a group of high school friends from Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona. Two Phoenix bands, the Beans and The Red, White and Blues Band, both relocated to San Francisco in 1969 and eventually merged. The new band’s core membership remained largely intact for more than a decade: Fee Waybill (real name John Waldo Waybill) (vocals), Bill “Sputnik” Spooner (guitar, vocals), Roger Steen (guitar), Prairie Prince (real name Charles L. Prince) (drums), Michael Cotten (synthesizer), Vince Welnick (piano), and Rick Anderson (bass). Singer Re Styles (born Shirley Marie MacLeod) (vocals) and ex-Santana percussionist Mingo Lewis were also fixtures for much of the band’s early history.[1]

Show business excess was a common theme of the band’s early work, with Waybill sometimes assuming the onstage persona of “Quay Lewd” (a pun on Quaalude), a drunk, drugged out, barely coherent lead singer, wearing flashing glasses and stilt-like tall platform shoes.

Debut album[edit]
The Tubes’ first self-titled album, The Tubes (1975), was produced by Al Kooper. The track “White Punks on Dope” was an “absurd anthem of wretched excess” and a tribute to their rich, white teenage fan base in San Francisco.[citation needed] Since then the song has been covered by Mötley Crüe, and the German rock musician Nina Hagen took the tune and set new lyrics to it (not a translation of the original lyrics), titled her work TV-Glotzer (“Couch Potato”), and used this song as the opening track of her own debut album Nina Hagen Band, released 1978 on CBS/Germany Records. The album track “What Do You Want from Life?”, which became another of the Tubes’ signature songs, satirizes consumerism and celebrity culture and climaxes in a “hard-sell” monologue by Waybill, which name-checks celebrities such as Bob Dylan, Paul Williams and Randolph Mantooth, as well as well-known products of the period, including the Dynagym exercise machine and a host of American vehicles such as the Winnebago and the Mercury Montclair.

Second album[edit]
The Tubes’ second album, Young and Rich (1976) on A&M Records, was produced by Ken Scott. It featured “Don’t Touch Me There”, a suggestive duet between Waybill and Re Styles, which was arranged in classic “Wall of Sound” style by Jack Nitzsche. The song was co-written by Ron Nagle and Tubes dancer/vocalist Jane Dornacker, who died in a helicopter crash in 1986.

Third album, a live album, fourth album[edit]
The Tubes’ third album gave way to thematic experimentation with Now (1977) and after their live record What Do You Want from Live (1978), recorded during their record breaking run at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, the fourth album for A&M, Remote Control (1979) was a concept album produced by Todd Rundgren about a television-addicted idiot-savant. The cover of Remote Control (1979) shows a baby watching American panel game show Hollywood Squares in a specially made “Vidi-Trainer”.

Music videos[edit]
John Tobler opined that with their media savvy and theatrical skills, The Tubes were born to create rock video, but arrived several years too early.[2] However, the band did produce at least one collection of music videos, which were issued on the 1982 Pioneer Artists laserdisc “The Tubes Video” (this videodisc contained versions of twelve of the band’s hits, including “White Punks on Dope”, “Mondo Bondage”, “Talk to Ya Later”, and several others from yet-to-be-completed “The Completion Backwards Principle” album, in slickly produced music videos based on the group’s stage shows).

Live shows[edit]
The Tubes put their creativity and art skills mainly into their live performances, in which songs could be full-fledged production numbers, from a beach movie parody for “Sushi Girl”, to leather clad S&M hijinks in “Mondo Bondage”, to the game show antics of “What Do You Want from Life?” At their peak, their live act featured dozens of other performers, including tap dancers and acrobats. The Tubes’ stage productions were choreographed by Kenny Ortega and featured cast members Jane Dornacker, LeRoy Jones, Michael Holman, Michael Springer, Cindi Osborn, Heline Gouax, and Mary Niland from 1975-1977. From 1978-1979, the cast included Sharon Collins, Caty Bevan, and Loryanna Catalano. The Completion Backward tour featured Shelly Pang, Cheryl Hangland, Joey Richards, and Cynthia Rhodes. From 1983-1985, Michelle Gray (who later married Todd Rundgren) and Cheryl Hangland were principal dancers. Several crew members — including Tour Manager Steve “Chopper” Borges, Lee Collins, and Gail Lowe — made frequent appearances on stage in various roles as well.[citation needed]

The Tubes’ live shows in the late 1970s and early 1980s were rife with allusions to mainstream film [Dr. Strangelove (1964), Rollerball (1975), Saturday Night Fever (1977), Grease (1978)] then-forgotten B-movies [Wild Women of Wongo (1958), Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)], music (Tom Jones, punk rock, a medley of Nelson Riddle television themes), contemporary pop culture (Patty Hearst, the Viking program), television (Let’s Make a Deal, Fernwood 2Nite, the anime Raideen), and literature (Nelson Algren’s A Walk on the Wild Side), presaging the subcultural reverence and over-the-top theatricality of later groups like The World/Inferno Friendship Society.[citation needed]

These shows were expensive to produce, however, and while they earned the band a reputation for being one of the most entertaining live acts of the time, by the early 1980s, they found themselves short of money.

Departure from A&M Records and tenure with Capitol Records[edit]
Their fifth studio album, the self-produced Suffer for Sound, was meant to complete the group’s contract with A&M. As its style marked a radical new direction for the band, A&M opted for a more conservative outtakes / B-sides / oddities selection titled T.R.A.S.H. (Tubes Rarities and Smash Hits) (1981).[3] The band was signed to Capitol Records by Bruce Garfield and Bobby Colomby, scaling back the live shows to cut costs and redesigning itself as a leaner ensemble with a view to release more accessible hits.

Fifth and sixth albums[edit]
Suffer For Sound was not released, so their fifth album release was The Completion Backward Principle (1981), another concept album, featuring the classic rock staple “Talk to Ya Later”. The album presented itself as a motivational business document, complete with shocking pictures of the band members cleaned up and wearing suits.[citation needed] The band also had their first Top 40 hit in the United States in 1981, “Don’t Want to Wait Anymore” (recorded almost entirely by Spooner, without Waybill’s participation). The sixth studio album, Outside Inside (1983), followed a few years later and yielded a few hits, including the number 10 (USA) hit “She’s a Beauty”.

Seventh album and departure from Capitol Records[edit]
In 1985, the band teamed up with Todd Rundgren again for their seventh album, Love Bomb. With Bruce Garfield and Bobby Colomby dropped by Capitol in the company-wide layoffs that took place pre-reorganization, like many of their label mates The Tubes also were released, however, this occurred just as they were going on tour in support of the album. The band found it necessary to self-finance the tour as a matter of respect to honor their commitment to their fans. Between this tour’s self-financing and the band’s continued self-financing of their San Francisco recording studio built in 1980, the tour left the band in a half million dollars in debt, obliging them to play lesser expensive and smaller venues for a year to pay off their financial commitments.[3]

Waybill departs[edit]
Fee Waybill had already released an unsuccessful solo album (Read My Lips, Capitol Records) in 1984, but during this time, he had also happily enjoyed a fruitful writing partnership with fellow Capitol Records label mate Richard Marx, their most popular and well known collaboration being “Edge of a Broken Heart”, recorded by the female band Vixen. Waybill left the band in 1986 [“Fee broke up”, one band member said],[citation needed] leaving the band without a lead singer.

Personnel changes[edit]
Later in the year the remaining members of the band took on a longtime friend from Phoenix, Arizona, David Killingsworth, as lead vocalist. Killingsworth was the singer in the Red and White Blues Band with Prairie and Roger. Michael Cotten relocated to New York to pursue a career based on his artwork, stage design and production, and is considered one of the country’s top production designers. In the fall of 1988, Bill Spooner traveled his final tour with the band and left in early 1989. Vince Welnick departed as well to take to the road with Todd Rundgren in 1989 and then joined the Grateful Dead in 1990. Gary Cambra joined on keyboards and guitar in 1989. He and Roger Steen took over most the lead vocal duties after Killingsworth left in early 1990.

Waybill returns[edit]
In 1993, Fee Waybill rejoined the band. This lineup toured Europe and released two albums, a compilation and the 1996 album Genius of America. David Medd joined in 1996 to play keyboards alongside Cambra. In 2001, the band released a live CD, The Tubes World Tour 2001, and continued to tour.

Reunions[edit]
On April 22, 2005, a reunion show took place at the Rio Theater in Santa Cruz, CA, with Waybill, Steen, Anderson, Spooner, Welnick and Cotten. 2005 also saw the release of their live album Wild in London.

In July 2015, the Tubes started a European and U.S. tour, including dates in Germany, Sweden, the UK and the United States and featured 5 band members (Fee Waybill, Roger Steen, Prairie Prince, Rick Anderson & David Medd).

The Tubes Project and other milestones[edit]
Michael Cotten started “The Tubes Project” in 2005, to save and digitize the band’s reel to reel and video tape archive. The collection had been kept in the closet of Tubes fan club president Marylin Wood’s son after being discarded in the late 1980s. Included in the vault are full color shows taped for TV at Bimbos in San Francisco, 1975 and VARA TV from the 1977 European tour. Over 70 interviews were conducted with band members, crew, managers, cast and colleagues such as Re Styles, Todd Rundgren, Al Kooper, Devo and David Foster. Hundreds of photos were scanned and compiled from band members and fan collections for use in the hour and half documentary.

After leaving the band, Jane Dornacker formed the band Leila and the Snakes and later worked as a traffic reporter. She was killed in a helicopter crash in 1986, whilst giving a live report.

In April 2005, the band reunited for a concert at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz, California. It would be the last performance of The Tubes to include Vince Welnick, and the last time the full line up appeared in public.

Pianist Vince Welnick, who suffered from depression, committed suicide on June 2, 2006.

Gary Cambra left the band in 2006 leaving David Medd as their sole keyboardist.

On September 23, 2007, the remaining members of the Tubes reunited in Phoenix for their induction into the Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame.

On November 10, 2009, “Mondo Birthmark” a CD of previously unreleased rarities was released through the label Fuel 2000. The package was designed by Michael Cotten and Prairie Prince with rare photos and interviews of the group. The demos also feature former member Bob Macintosh on drums.
1972: Tubes appear in Mitchell brothers pornographic film Resurrection of Eve as Jesus Bongo and the Millionaires.
1973: Opened for the New York Dolls at the Matrix, Iggy Pop at Bimbos, and Led Zeppelin at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco.
1974: Tubes shoot “video demo” at California Hall, which lands a record deal at A&M Records, Cotten/Prince paint “Flying Record” mural on A&M sound stage.
1975: Tubes play for two weeks of shows at David Allen’s nightclub The Boarding House in San Francisco, several sell-out dates at The Roxy in Los Angeles and The Bottom Line in New York. On December 31, they sell out Bill Graham’s Winterland Ballroom.[4]
1976: Held residency at Bimbos in San Francisco for one month, Prairie Prince dubbed “The One, The Only” by columnist Herb Caen. Tubes hold “Talent Hunt” at the Boarding House hosted by Martin Mull; Robin Williams is contestant but loses.
1977: Held residency at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco for one month, the Whisky a Go Go nightclub in Los Angeles for two shows a night for one month, and Hammersmith Odeon in London for a week.
1978: Headlined the Knebworth Festival with Frank Zappa and Peter Gabriel. On April 3, The Tubes performed live with Dolly Parton on Cher… Special, in the “Musical Battle to Save Cher’s Soul Medley”. As the title would imply, the performance was a duel between the forces of good and evil to determine where Cher would spend her eternal destiny. Dolly Parton was dressed in white and, with a team of brightly clad singers, portrayed an angelic host while The Tubes, dressed in black leather and performing “Mondo Bondage”, battled to send Cher’s soul into eternal damnation. The band also performed the song “Smoke (La Vie en Fumér)”, about a guy in a trenchcoat winning over a girl at a bar with his cigarette smoking technique, which employed giant, twelve-foot inflatable cigarettes. At the end of the number the dancers would bash singer Waybill with the giant cigarettes until he was crushed into the ground.[5]
1979: Tubes play Japan; Cotten/Welnick/Prince/Styles appear on Japanese soap opera. Tubes appear in Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine.
1980: Made an appearance in the film Xanadu singing the rock portion of the cross-genre song “Dancin'” opposite a big band.
1980: Sold out the Roxy Theatre for 12 shows
1981: Record Grammy nominated “The Tubes Video” at Shepperton Studios, one of the first long form video discs.
1981: Sang “Sushi Girl” and “Talk to Ya Later” on the television sketch comedy program SCTV, Episode #86 airing July 24.
1981: Appeared and sang, “Sushi Girl” and “Don’t Want to Wait Anymore” on Tomorrow with Tom Snyder.
1981: Compose the song “Road Map of My Tears” for the film Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains, in which Waybill and Welnick appear, among other musicians, as the fictional rock group The Metal Corpses.
1982: Appeared in a commercial for Activision’s video game Megamania.
1983: Opened several dates for David Bowie on the Serious Moonlight tour and on this tour, among other highlights, they were the first artists to ever play the newly opened Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington. At the end of the Bowie tour, they played a few shows featuring their classic no-holds-barred theatrics in Portland, Oregon, and other west-coast cities.
1985: Tour with Todd Rundgren’s Utopia, play Radio City Music Hall.
1975 The Tubes
Released:
Label: A&M
Format:
113 —
1976 Young and Rich
Released:
Label: A&M
Format:
46 —
1977 Now
Released: May 1977
Label: A&M
Format:
122 —
1979 Remote Control
Released:
Label: A&M
Format:
46 40
1981 The Completion Backward Principle
Released:
Label: Capitol
Format:
36 — CAN: Gold[6]
1983 Outside Inside
Released:
Label: Capitol
Format:
18 77
1985 Love Bomb
Released:
Label: Capitol
Format:
87 —
1996 Genius of America
Released: October 15, 1996
Label: Critique
Format:
— —
2002 Hoods from Outer Space
Released: May 22, 2002
Label: Brilliant
Format: 1 Audio CD
— —
2003 White Punks on Dope
Released: November 24, 2003
Label: Acadia Records (UK)
Budget re-release of The Tubes and Young and Rich
Format: 1 Audio CD
— —
2009 Mondo Birthmark
Released: November 10, 2009
Label: Fuel
Format: Audio CD
1981 T.R.A.S.H. (Tubes Rarities and Smash Hits)
Released:
Label: A&M
Format:
148 —
1992 The Best of the Tubes
Released: November 17, 1992
Label: Capitol
Format: 1 Audio CD
— —
2000 Millennium Collection: The Tubes
Released: October 17, 2000
Label: [A&M]
Format: 1 Audio CD
1978 What Do You Want from Live
Released:
Label:A&M
Format:
82 38
2001 The Tubes World Tour 2001 (live)
Released: October 10, 2000
Label: CMC
Format: 1 Audio CD; 1 Cassette
— —
2005 Wild in London
Released: October 2, 2006
Label: Snapper
Format:
— —
2006 Alive in America
Released: ’76 live broadcast from LA Shrine
Label: (unsanctioned) Renaissance
Format: Audio CD
— —
Singles[edit]
Year Song Peak chart positions Album
US US
Main.
Rock UK
[7]
1976 “Don’t Touch Me There” 61 — — Young and Rich
1977 “White Punks on Dope” — — 28 The Tubes
1979 “Prime Time” — — 34 Remote Control
1981 “Don’t Want to Wait Anymore” 35 22 60 The Completion Backward Principle
“Talk to Ya Later” 101 7 —
“Gonna Get It Next Time” — — — Sports Fans
1983 “She’s a Beauty” 10 1 79 Outside Inside
“Tip of My Tongue” 52 — —
“The Monkey Time” 68 16 —
1985 “Piece by Piece” 87 25 — Love Bomb
“—” denotes releases that did not chart.
Video albums[edit]
Year Video details
1981 The Tubes Video
Released: November 15, 1981
Label: Thorn EMI Video (Betamax and VHS), Pioneer Artists (LaserDisc), RCA Corporation (CED)
Format: Betamax, VHS, LaserDisc, CED
Nominated for a Grammy
1982 The Tubes: Live at the Greek
Released: November 1982
Label: Monterey Home Video
Format: Betamax, VHS

MNN Ch 1 Broadcast on Public Access TV Jon Hammond Show preview air time 08/01 1:30 AM Original Music Travel and Soft News long running cable access on Manhattan Neighborhood Network 32nd year, this episode classic Jon Hammond Show opening with Lloyd Lindsay Young then weather man on WOR, followed by a spirited performance of Jon Hammond Band “Get Back in The Groove” in world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt for Jon’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party with Joe Berger guitar, Heinz Lichius drums, Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond at the organ – then the late great Dave Van Ronk exclusive on Jon Hammond Show from days of MCTV Manhattan Cable TV, interview with Alan Pasqua – pianist: Alan speaks about playing with ALLAN HOLDSWORTH & TONY WILLIAMS, studying at New England Conservatory with JAKI BAYARD and studio work with numerous artists including KENNY ROGERS, EDDIE MONEY and many more. Currently on-tour with guitarist ALLAN HOLDSWORTH, bassist JIMMY HASLIP and drummer CHAD WACKERMAN – then back in time to a 1984 performance of Barry Finnerty band with the late great tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker in the club “Seventh Avenue South” that was owned by Michael and his brother Randy Brecker in Greenwich Village. Followed by Joe Franklin king of Radio and TV recently sadly passed away promoting Jon Hammond Show HammondCast ©JON HAMMOND International http://www.HammondCast.com

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/GetBackInTheGrooveJonHammondFunkUnitAcousticNationNAMMConcert1

by Jon Hammond

Published July 12, 2015
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Topics Groove Music, Soul Music, Nashville Tennessee, NAMM Show, Roland Barber, Trombone, Cord Martin, Tenor saxophone, Guitar, Joe Berger, #HammondOrgan #Sk1 Jon Hammond #ASCAP

Get Back In The Groove by Jon Hammond Funk Unit on the Acoustic Nation NAMM Stage in Concert – Artist Info
https://www.namm.org/summer/2015/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit
Joe Berger: Guitar
Roland Barber: Trombone
Louis Flip Winfield: Percussion
Jon Hammond: Organ
Cord Martin : Tenor Saxophone
Genre:
Jazz JON HAMMOND Instruments: Organ, Accordion, Piano, Guitar Attended: Berklee College of Music 1974, City College San Francisco Languages: English, German Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Hammond Organ. Musician: Jon Hammond is one of the premier B3 PLAYERS in the world. Jon has played professionally since age 12. Beginning as a solo accordionist, he later played Hammond B3 organ in a number of important San Francisco bands. His all original group HADES opened shows for Tower of Power, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Michael Bloomfield. Eddie Money and Barry Finnerty became musical associates. Moving East he attended Berklee College of Music and played venues as diverse as Boston’s “Combat Zone” in the striptease clubs during the ’70’s and the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod, where he was house organist with the late great trumpet player Lou Colombo and developed a lasting friendship with House Speaker Tip O’Neill. He also toured the Northeast and Canada with the successful show revue “Easy Living”, and continued his appearances at nightclubs in Boston and New York. Subsequently Hammond lived and traveled in Europe, where he has an enthusiastic following. TV/Video Producer: In 1981 Jon formed BackBeat Productions. Assisted by Lori Friedman (Video by LORI), the innovative TV show “The Jon Hammond Show” became a Manhattan Cable TV favorite. Jon’s “Live on the street” video style included news events, as well as live music/video clips of Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge and many others. The weekly show is now in it’s 32ns year and has influenced the broadcasts of David Letterman and others. Billboard Magazine hailed Jon’s show as “The Alternative to MTV”

Mecklenburg Vorpommern, Landesjugendjazzorchester, Zeughaus Wismar, Michael Leuschner, Heinz Lichius, NDR Archive, Jon Hammond, #Bigband #HammondOrgan #Jazz #Blues #Wismar

Zeughaus Wismar La Jazz O MV Late Rent

August 23, 2015

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Zeughaus Wismar La Jazz O MV Late Rent

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

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/137069767

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1265697

Youtube https://youtu.be/SbcEASBrbXQ

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10152975137102102/?l=640646463050861618

by Jon Hammond

Published August 22, 2015
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Topics LaJazzO MV, Zeughaus Wismar, Landesjugendjazzorchester, Mecklenburg Vorpommern, Youth Jazz, Late Rent, #HammondOrgan #Wismar

„Organ meets Bigband“ ‘Band within a Bigband’ “Late Rent” Jon Hammond’s theme song from cable TV in Zeughaus Wismar​ LaJazzO MV, featuring soloists Elli Soosz​ alto sax, Gabriel Rosenbach​ trumpet, Henning Schiewer​ bass, Leon Saleh​ drums, Jon Hammond​ organ – Zeughaus Wismar concert
https://www.facebook.com/events/1625578051045838/
Am 30.07.2015 ist das Landesjugendorchester Mecklenburg Vorpommern​ (LaJazzO MV) mit seinem diesjährigen Solisten Jon Hammond in der Hansestadt Wismar​ zu Gast.
Nachdem sich in den vergangenen Jahren das LaJazzO MV mit den in der Big Band vorkommenden Instrumenten musikalisch auseinandersetzte, wird in 2015 die Jazzorgel musikalisch thematisiert werden. Unter dem Titel “Organ meets Big Band” wird dieses sehr traditionsreiche Instrument der Jazzgeschichte in den Mittelpunkt der Konzertreihe im folgenden Jahr gestellt. Als Jazzinstrument wurde es von Fats Waller in den 30er Jahren eingeführt und hatte seine Hochzeit in den 50er Jahren durch seine Vertreter wie Jimmy Smith. Der international renommierte New Yorker Jazzorganist Jon Hammond wird zusammen mit dem LaJazzO MV unter der Leitung von Michael Leuschner den besonderen Charme dieses Instrumentes wieder zum Leben erwecken. Im Programm sind unter anderem Titel von Jimmy Smith, arrangiert von Steve Gray – eine Leihgabe aus dem Archiv der NDR Bigband
Very special thanks / dankeschön Heinz Lichius​ drummer extraordinaire – camera
http://www.HammondCast.com

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260815

by Jon Hammond

Published August 9, 2015
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Topics Jazz Organ, Germany Tour, LaJazzO MV, Landesjugendorchester Mecklenburg Vorpommern, Hammond Organ, B3, Sk1, Jon Hammond, Michael Leuschner, Wismar, Burg Penzlin, Rostock, Klostergarten, #NDRJazz #HammondOrgan #BigBand #LuxuryBus

Jazz Organ Meets Bigband 08/15 Preview MNN Public Access Jon Hammond Show Germany Tour
http://www.landesmusikrat-mv.de/projekte/ensembles/ljjo/termine.php
Programm 2015

“Organ meets Bigband” feat. Jon Hammond (organ)
Nachdem sich in den vergangenen Jahren das LaJazzO MV mit den in der Big Band vorkommenden Instrumenten musikalisch auseinandersetzte, wird in 2015 die Jazzorgel musikalisch thematisiert werden. Unter dem Titel “Organ meets Big Band” wird dieses sehr traditionsreiche Instrument der Jazzgeschichte in den Mittelpunkt der Konzertreihe im folgenden Jahr gestellt. Als Jazzinstrument wurde es von Fats Waller in den 30er Jahren eingeführt und hatte seine Hochzeit in den 50er Jahren durch seine Vertreter wie Jimmy Smith. Der international renommierte New Yorker Jazzorganist Jon Hammond wird zusammen mit dem LaJazzO MV unter der Leitung von Michael Leuschner den besonderen Charme dieses Instrumentes wieder zum Leben erwecken.
Jon Hammond studierte in den siebzieger Jahren am Berklee College of Music und am City College San Francisco. Konzertreisen führten ihn quer durch die Vereinigten Staaten und Kanada. In seiner eigenen ‘Jon Hammond Show’ spielte er mit Musikern wie Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge und vielen anderen. Auch in Europa fand und findet seine Musik unverändert viele Anhänger. Die Medien berichten wiederholt von einem unverwechselbaren und prägenden Sound. Jon Hammond hat u.a. auf der 20. Frankfurter Musikmesse mitgewirkt und tritt vornehmlich in Hamburg auf. “The Jon Hammond Show” is a funky, swinging Jazz instrumental revue, featuring notable international soloists and reflecting the influences of Miles Davis, The Crusaders and Jimmy Smith.

Im Programm
(aus dem Archiv der NDR Bigband)

The Sermon by Jimmy Smith, arr. Steve Grey
Back at the Chicken Shack by Jimmy Smith, arr. Steve Grey
Things ain’t what they used to be by Mercer Ellington, arr. Steve Grey
Walk on the Wild Side by Elmar Bernstein, arr. Steve Grey
Satin Doll by Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn, arr. Steve Grey
Bandrepertoire
(Auszug)

All the Things you are by Jerome Kern, arr. Stan Kenton
Always and Forever by Pat Metheny, arr. Bob Curnow
Boulder Buff by F. Normann / Eugene Novello
Breakthrough by John Fedchock
Critic’s Choice by Oliver Nelson
Here comes Julian by Heiner Wiberny, arr. Peter Herbolzheimer
Incredible Journey by Bob Mintzer
Stella by Starlight by Ned Washington/Victor Young, arr. Bill Holman
Tow away zone by Thad Jones, arr. Mike Carubia
You go to my head by Gillespie/Coots, arr. Bill Holman

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Luxury Bus Tour LaJazzO MV
Mecklenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Cruising in style with the LaJazzO MV luxury bus with all glass front window, Sigmund The Driver super smooth and so much fun! – Jon Hammond

Cruising in style with the LaJazzO MV luxury bus with all glass front window, Sigmund The Driver super smooth and so much fun! – Jon Hammond — in Mecklenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260808

by Jon Hammond

Published August 4, 2015
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Topics MNN TV, Channel 1, Penzlin, Rostock, Nashville Tennessee, LaJazzO MV, Organ Meets Big Band, NAMM Show, musikmesse, #HammondOrgan #B3 #Sk1 #jazzkeller

Preview: 08/08 Jon Hammond Show Broadcast MNN TV Ch. 1 – just back from “Organ Meets Bigband” concerts together with the fantastic Landesjugendorchester LaJazzO MV led by Michael Leuschner the great trumpeter, educator music director, very special large ensemble! Then to Nashville Tennessee recent performance of Get Back in The Groove – Jon Hammond Funk Unit featuring Roland Barber on trombone, Louis Flip Winfield percussion, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the organ at Summer NAMM Show, special showcase in the lobby of the gorgeous new Nashville Music City Center – then to Hofheim am Taunus, back to the good old Jazzkeller-Hofheim, Jon’s annual musikmessesession with Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Toto Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ, Jon’s theme song “Late Rent” http://www.HammondCast.com for broadcast on MNN Manhattan Neighborhood Network Channel 1, 32nd year *Member ASCAP, AFM Local 6, Local 802 Musicians Union

Producer Jon Hammond
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English

Public Access, MNN TV, Channel 1, Preview, Organ Meets Bigband, NAMM Show, Nashville Tennessee, Penzlin, Schwerin, Wismar, #HammondOrgan #B3 #SteveGray #NDR

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/OrganMeetsBigbandFeat.JonHammondInAlteBurgPenzlin

Youtube https://youtu.be/4n1WEq-l-Cs

by Jon Hammond

Published August 1, 2015
Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Topics LaJazzO MV, #HammondOrgan #Bigband Jon Hammond #NDR NDR Jazz, Hamburg, Rostock, B3 organ, Sk1, Steve Grey, Arrangements

YouTube! https://youtu.be/4n1WEq-l-Cs

Der international renommierte New Yorker Jazzorganist Jon Hammond wird
zusammen mit dem LaJazzO MV unter der Leitung von Michael Leuschner den
besonderen Charme dieses Instrumentes wieder zum Leben erwecken. Im
Programm sind unter anderem Titel von Jimmy Smith, arrangiert von Steve
Grey – eine Leihgabe aus dem Archiv der NDR-Bigband.
das
Landesjugendjazzorchester Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (LaJazzO MV) mit seinem
diesjährigen Solisten Jon Hammond – AFM Local 6 Member Associated
Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM http://www.HammondCast.com

We just played an amazing concert with for sure the Best Band in The
Land! In 13th Century Castle under the full moon rising, it was totally
magical – the musicians played so great under the direction of Michael
Leuschner, the pride of The North – Das LaJazzO / Das
Landesjugendjazzorchester M-V, this is the Future of Music Folks! In the
tradition of the legendary jazz big bands of Duke Ellington, Count
Basie, NDR Bigband – we played the arrangements of the late great
Britische Komponist und Arrangeur Steve Gray written for Jimmy Smith’s
last concert with NDR, this band did everybody proud! Dankeschön,
tonight we play in Rostock! Be there or be square…and “Don’t Forget
Your Hat!” – Jon Hammond
https://www.facebook.com/events/846845685410695/
“Organ meets Bigband” feat. Jon Hammond:
Today at 8:30pm
Starts in about 11 hours · 59°F Mostly Cloudy

Am 01.08.2015 ist das Landesjugendjazzorchester Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
(LaJazzO MV) mit seinem diesjährigen Solisten Jon Hammond wieder im
Klostergarten Rostock zu Gast.
Nachdem sich in den vergangenen
Jahren das LaJazzO MV mit den in der Big Band vorkommenden Instrumenten
musikalisch auseinandersetzte, wird in 2015 die Jazzorgel musikalisch
thematisiert werden. Unter dem Titel “Organ meets Big Band” wird dieses
sehr traditionsreiche Instrument der Jazzgeschichte in den Mittelpunkt
der Konzertreihe im folgenden Jahr gestellt. Als Jazzinstrument wurde es
von Fats Waller in den 30er Jahren eingeführt und hatte seine Hochzeit
in den 50er Jahren durch seine Vertreter wie Jimmy Smith. Der
international renommierte New Yorker Jazzorganist Jon Hammond wird
zusammen mit dem LaJazzO MV unter der Leitung von Michael Leuschner den
besonderen Charme dieses Instrumentes wieder zum Leben erwecken. Im
Programm sind unter anderem Titel von Jimmy Smith, arrangiert von Steve
Grey – eine Leihgabe aus dem Archiv der NDR-Bigband.
Jon Hammond
studierte in den siebziger Jahren am Berklee College of Music und am
City College San Francisco. Konzertreisen führten ihn quer durch die
Vereinigten Staaten und Kanada. In seiner eigenen ‘Jon Hammond Show’
spielte er mit Musikern wie Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco
Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge und vielen
anderen. Auch in Europa fand und findet seine Musik unverändert viele
Anhänger. Die Medien berichten wiederholt von einem unverwechselbaren
und prägenden Sound. Jon Hammond
hat u.a. auf der 20. Frankfurter Musikmesse mitgewirkt und tritt
vornehmlich in Hamburg auf. “The Jon Hammond Show” is a funky, swinging
Jazz instrumental revue, featuring notable international soloists and
reflecting the influences of Miles Davis, The Crusaders and Jimmy Smith –
Verve Records.
Programm: “Organ meets Bigband”
Leitung: Michael Leuschner

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/GetBackInTheGrooveJonHammondFunkUnitAcousticNationNAMMConcert1

by Jon Hammond

Zeughaus Wismar, LaJazzO MV, Mecklenburg Vorpommern, Late Rent, Cable TV Show, Theme Song, Michael Leuschner, Heinz Lichius, #NDR #HammondOrgan