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Sound Check Jon Hammond Band Arcada Theatre Gig For Gregg Gregory Gronowski St. Charles IL

February 25, 2017

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Sound Check Jon Hammond Band Arcada Theatre Gig For Gregg Gregory Gronowski St. Charles IL

Gregg Gronowski’s son Greg Gronowski in the sound booth of Arcada Theatre at the MacBook Pro during sound check

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Sound Check Jon Hammond Band Arcada Theatre Gig for Gregg Gregory Gronowski St. Charles IL – Big Honor to play for Gregg Gregory Gronowski’s family last night with these great musicians – Samuel Jewell drums, Joe Berger, Steve Eisen tenor saxophone – yours truly Jon Hammond at the XK-5 Hammond organ – great to see everybody last night! – Jon Hammond
First part of concert last night in honor of Gregg Gregory Gronowski St. Charles, Illinois at Arcada Theatre
Last Night – Dedicated to The Gronowski Family – Lori Kypry Gronowski, Greg Gronowski, Jamie Gronowski Swichtenberg, Theresa Gronowski + Hammond Organ USA, Scott May, Steve Simmons, Suzuki Musical Instruments

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Big Thanks Ron Onesti Onesti Entertainment Corp. ©JON HAMMOND International American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP)

Ron Onesti

Ron Onesti holding up list of Raffle Items from Hammond Suzuki

Top Prize Tonight: Hammond Sk1 Stage Keyboard Organ! – just like the one Jon Hammond uses on many gigs:

Vehicle (song)​) Live at Gregg Gregory Gronowski​ Memorial Concert was awesome Scott​! – Jon Hammond​ – The Ides Of March​ with Scott May and Jim Peterik

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Vehicle (song)) Live at Gregg Gregory Gronowski Memorial Concert – The Ides Of March

Suit & Tie Guy John Drake rules! Great job #SuitandTieGuy at the big Memorial Concert for Gregg Gregory Gronowski 2 days ago! – Jon Hammond

Sound Check Jon Hammond Band Arcada Theatre Gig for Gregg Gregory Gronowski St. Charles IL
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Sound Check Jon Hammond Band Arcada Theatre Gig for Gregg Gregory Gronowski St. Charles IL – Big Honor to play for Gregg Gregory Gronowski’s family last night with these great musicians – Samuel Jewell drums, Joe Berger, Steve Eisen tenor saxophone – yours truly Jon Hammond at the XK-5 Hammond organ – great to see everybody last night! – Jon Hammond
First part of concert last night in honor of Gregg Gregory Gronowski St. Charles, Illinois at Arcada Theatre
Last Night – Dedicated to The Gronowski Family – Lori Kypry Gronowski, Greg Gronowski, Jamie Gronowski Swichtenberg, Theresa Gronowski + Hammond Organ USA, Scott May, Steve Simmons, Suzuki Musical Instruments, Big Thanks Ron Onesti Onesti Entertainment Corp. ©JON HAMMOND International American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP)

Jon Hammond

Nancy Moon

Atsushi Ichige

Greg Gronowski

Steve Eisen

Lori Kypry Gronowski

Chan Mei Leng

Carol Peters Gadd

Tor Arne Engdal

Dom Famularo

Scott May

Eduardo Lopez Gonzalez

Joe Berger

Steve Simmons

Tino Pavlis

Kevin McKendree

Thomas Bremser

Phil Jost

Tyler Sid

Greg Gronowski Amazing performance Jon, thank for being there, it was great to finally meet you

Published February 24, 2017
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Topics Sound Check, In Loving Memory, Jon Hammond Band, Gregg Gronowski, Hammond Organs, XK-5 organ, Arcada Theatre, Onesti Entertainment, Steven Eisen, Joe Berger, Jon Hammond, Sam Jewell, Suzuki Musical Instruments

by Jon Hammond

Sam Jewell – drums

Steve Eisen tenor saxophone

Joe Berger guitar

Jon Hammond at the XK-5 Hammond Organ

Big Honor to play for Gregg Gregory Gronowski’s family last night with these great musicians – Samuel Jewell drums, Joe Berger, Steve Eisen tenor saxophone – yours truly Jon Hammond at the XK-5 Hammond organ – great to see everybody last night! – Jon Hammond
First part of concert last night in honor of Gregg Gregory Gronowski St. Charles, Illinois at Arcada Theatre
Last Night
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Announcing Jon Hammond Band Germany Tour 31st Consecutive Year Dates:

April 4th Tuesday jazzkeller Frankfurt – Jon Hammond Band

April 5th Wednesday Musikmesse Center Stage 1 PM / 13:00 UHR

April 6th Thursday Musikmesse Center Stage 1 PM / 13:00 UHR

April 7th Friday Jazzkeller-Hofheim 7 PM Pizza Sound Check and Gig

Official site: http://www.jonhammondband.com

Swinging Funky Jazz and Blues

Musicians:
Peter Klohmann – tenor saxophone
Giovanni Totò Gulino – drums
Joe Berger – guitar
Jon Hammond – organ
Special Guest: Lee Oskar – harmonica

As seen on Cable TV for 34 years in New York City every Friday night “Jon Hammond Show”
Music, Travel and Soft News.
This is the 31st consecutive musikmesse for Jon Hammond and his colleague guitarist Joe Berger.
Interview from Detlef Kinsler / Journal Frankfurt LINK: http://journal-frankfurt.de/funkyjazz

Note: Coming to musikmesse every year, in the year 1991 Jon Hammond moved to Frankfurt for 2 years. During these

2 years Jon played a total of 206 gigs in the Die Jazz Kneipe on the Berliner Strasse – this is where Jon met Giovanni the

drummer, playing together many times. Jazz Kneipe was a late night trefftpunkt for musicians – many would sit in with Jon

and Giovanni, including the late great Attila Zoller, also Tony Lakatos and many of the player from the hr-bigband and visiting

American musicians Jon knew from USA.

Jon Hammond: It was because of musikmesse and the many contacts I made there that I moved to Frankfurt for 2 years of my life.

After the 2 years in Frankfurt, 1 year in Paris and then 2 years in Hamburg in the North. The whole time living in Europe Jon continued

producing and sending in The Jon Hammond Show TV shows for broadcast in New York City on Manhattan Cable TV. In Hamburg

Jon Hammond worked together with Knut Benzner Moderator / Journalist of NDR and released his album “Late Rent” on Hot Wire Records

which was distributed by EFA Medien.

Joe Berger is a well-known guitarist and audio engineer who has worked and toured with John Entwistle of The WHO and world stars –

he stopped counting at 35,000 bands! Jon and Joe began working together in the year 1986 and touring worldwide.

Giovanni Totò Gulino has backed up everybody in Frankfurt – he is one of the best drummers in Hessen, and long-time haus drummer

for the world famous jazzkeller.

Peter Klohmann is a rising star on tenor saxophone – he has already been featured on HR Radio together with the hr-bigband and is

also a composer.

This is The Jon Hammond Band, and we are very proud and excited to announce a very special guest joining the boys on Center Stage:

Lee Oskar! Original member of the band WAR and manufacturer of the famous LEE OSKAR Harmonicas, come visit Lee at his stand

at musikmesse 2017 and hear him playing his unique famous style together with Jon Hammond All Star Band, see you there!

Foto bilder: Andreas Meer

Lee Oskar with Jon Hammond and Joe Berger:

Text / Interview from Detlef Kinsler – Journal Frankfurt:

MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME
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Jon Hammond zum 27. Mal auf der Musikmesse
Nomen est omen. Der Mann heißt Hammond und spielt eine Hammond. Der Organist aus New York freut sich auf Frankfurt und lädt zur Musikmesse Warm Up Party am 9.4. in den Jazzkeller ein.
JOURNAL FRANKFURT: Was war für Sie zuerst da – die Frankfurter Musikmesse oder Auftritte im Jazzkeller?
Jon Hammond: Die Musikmesse. Ich kam 1987 zum ersten Mal nach Frankfurt, zusammen mit Joe Berger, der auf der Messe für Engl Amplifiers spielte. Wir flogen mit der Lufthansa ein und teilten uns ein Zimmer im berühmten Prinz Otto Hotel am Hauptbahnhof. Schon in der ersten Nacht stellte mir Joe den großen John Entwistle, den Bassisten von The Who vor. Es wurde eine lange Nacht, in der wir Cognac tranken und Erdnüsse knabberten in eiern Suite des Marriott Hotels. Ich habe Joe bei einer Session mit John und Ringo Starrs Sohn Zak Starkey im Dorian Grey Club gefilmt bei einer Soundcheck Party. In den ersten paar Jahren spielte ich nicht oft live weil ich noch keine transportierbare Hammond Orgel hatte vor 1991 als ich den Prototyp einer XB-2 Hammond Orgel bekam mit der ich dann um die Welt reiste. Hauptsächliche dokumenierte ich aber die Messe für meine Cable TV Show in New York, die inzwischen im 29. Jahr als The Jon Hammond Show -– Music, Travel and Soft News präsentiert. Die harten Nachrichten überlasse ich CNN und den großen Networks (lacht). Vom ersten Jahr an fühlten wir uns der Musikmesse eng verbunden, haben seitdem eine tolle Zeit hier, kommen jedes Jahr wieder bis wir kleine, alte Männer sind.

Das Jazzkeller-Konzert am Vorabend der Musikmesse ist zu einer netten Tradition geworden – wie kam es dazu, was bedeutet es Ihnen und wir werden Sie dieses Jahr diesen Abend im Jazzkeller zelebrieren?
Ab 1991 lernte ich mehr und mehr Musikmesse-Menschen kennen und die mich und auch einiges von meiner Musik. Einige von ihnen ermunterten mich, doch auch für Auftritte nach Deutschland zu kommen weil es hier doch ein Interesse an Hammond-Orgel-Groove-Music gab. Mit der schon erwähnten, kleinen, kompakten aber sehr kraftvollen Orgel war das alles möglich. Zudem machte ich in New York gerade eine schwere Zeit durch, mein Vater war gestorben und ich hatte das Gefühl, einige Veränderungen könnten meinem Leben gut tun. Also kam ich nach Frankfurt mit meiner XB-2, allerdings mit einem Rückflugticket falls etwas schief gehen würde. Ich rief viele Musiker an, ließ sie wissen, ich bin jetzt da, lasst uns zusammen spielen. Das war für mich der Anfang einer langen, sehr speziellen Beziehung, vor allem zum Frankfurter Publikum nach ersten kleinen erfolgen im Jazzkeller und einer kurzen Auftritt im Hessen Report im Fernsehen. Beatrix Rief verdanke ich dieses „lucky light on me“, eine tolle Erfahrung. Seitdem nenne ich Frankfurt „My Good Luck City” und im Jazzkeller begann auch alles für mich als Musiker. Deshalb liegt mir der Club auch so nah am Herzen, deshalb hatte ich auch die Idee, meine „Musikmesse Warm Up Party” dort zu realisieren, immer in der Nacht bevor die Messe startet was zu einer schönen Tradition wurde. Im ersten Jahr, in dem ich dann auch ein wenig Sponsoring von Philip Morris bekam, konnte ich damit einige Flugtickets für befreundete Musik bezahlen. Darüber war ich sehr glücklich. Dabei rauche ich selbst gar nicht.

Wie würden Sie Ihr persönliches Verhältnis zu Deutschland und Frankfurt beschrieben?
Lassen Sie es mich so sagen: ich liebe Frankfurt und die Frankfurter waren immer gut zu mir in all den Jahren. Ich könnte ein ganzes Buch über die Zeit schreiben, in der ich in Bornheim wohnte und Nacht für Nacht in der alten Jazzkneipe in der Berliner Straße auftrat. Das war der Treffpunkt, wo auch die Musiker der HR Bigband hinkamen und es gab eine generöse Chefin in der kleinen Kneipe. Auch Regine Dobberschütz und Eugen Hahn im Jazzkeller waren wahre Jazzengel für mich, die mir so vieles ermöglichten in der Zeit. Wir konnten auch in den Studios von AFN Radio spielen, waren die einzigen Musiker, die das – mit einer Sondergenehmigung des US Militärs – durften. Für ein wenig Promotion für die Musikmesse. Wir nannten das Programm für die AFN „Profile TV „-Show „Sound Police“. Wir hatten viel Spaß. Kein Wunder also, dass ich Frankfurt als my home away from home begreife und ich mich jedes Mal wieder freue zur Musikmesse zu reisen, in diesem Jahr übrigens zum 27. Mal in Folge. Und ich bin diesmal besonders aufgeregt, heim nach Frankfurt zu kommen weil ich gerade 60 Jahre alt geworden bin.

Wer wird in diesem Jahr zum Gelingen des Konzertes mit teils komponierter, teils improvisierter Musik, so nehme ich an, beitragen und was für einen Sound wird die Band präsentieren?
Ich habe etwa 90% der Kompositionen geschrieben, die wir spielen werden. Es ist die Musik, die man auch in meiner New Yorker TV-Show hören kann und die mich mehrmals um die Welt getragen hat. Meinen Stil nenne ich „Swinging Funky Jazz and Blues” und featurert die ganz wunderbaren Solisten in meine Band: Tony Lakatos, den großen ungarischen Tenorsaxophonisten, der auch Mitglied in der hr Bigband ist, dann meinen alten Freund Giovanni Gulino, diesen tollen Schlagzeuger, der schon für fast alle Großen der Szene getrommelt hat. Ich liebe diese Jungs. Als Gitarrist ist mein alten Freund und Kollege Joe Berger dabei, den man auch als The Berger-Meister kennt. Auf diese Formation bin ich wirklich stolz.

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

In Deutsch, vom Google Translate:

Jon Hammond Band

Offizielle Seite: http://www.jonhammondband.com

Swinging Funky Jazz und Blues

Musiker:
Peter Klohmann – Tenorsaxophon
Giovanni Totò Gulino – Schlagzeug
Joe Berger – Gitarre
Jon Hammond – Orgel
Besonderer Gast: Lee Oskar – Harmonika

Wie auf Kabelfernsehen für 34 Jahre in New York City jeden Freitagabend gesehen “Jon Hammond Show”
Musik, Reisen und Soft News.
Dies ist die 31. aufeinander folgende musikmesse für Jon Hammond und sein Kollegengitarrist Joe Berger.
Interview von Detlef Kinsler / Journal Frankfurt LINK: http://journal-frankfurt.de/funkyjazz

Anmerkung: Kommen Sie musikmesse jedes Jahr, im Jahr 1991 Jon Hammond zog nach Frankfurt für 2 Jahre. Während dieser

2 Jahre Jon spielte insgesamt 206 Gigs in der Jazz Kneipe auf der Berliner Straße – hier traf Jon Giovanni die

Schlagzeuger, zusammen spielen viele Male. Jazz Kneipe war eine späte Nacht trefftpunkt für Musiker – viele würden mit Jon sitzen

Und Giovanni, einschließlich der späten großen Attila Zoller, auch Tony Lakatos und viele der Spieler aus der hr-Bigband und besuchen

Amerikanische Musiker Jon wusste aus den USA.

Jon Hammond: Es war wegen der musikmesse und der vielen Kontakte, die ich dort gemacht habe, dass ich für 2 Jahre meines Lebens nach Frankfurt gezogen bin.

Nach den 2 Jahren in Frankfurt, 1 Jahr in Paris und dann 2 Jahre in Hamburg im Norden. Die ganze Zeit in Europa lebte Jon weiter

Produzieren und senden in der Jon Hammond Show TV-Sendungen für Sendung in New York City auf Manhattan Kabelfernsehen. In Hamburg

Jon Hammond arbeitete zusammen mit Knut Benzner Moderator / Journalist von NDR und veröffentlichte sein Album “Late Rent” auf Hot Wire Records

Die von der EFA Medien verteilt wurde.

Joe Berger ist ein bekannter Gitarrist und Toningenieur, der mit John Entwistle von der WHO und Weltstars gearbeitet und besucht hat –

Er hörte auf 35.000 Bands zu zählen! Jon und Joe begannen im Jahr 1986 zusammenzuarbeiten und weltweit zu reisen.

Giovanni Totò Gulino hat alle in Frankfurt gesichert – er ist einer der besten Trommler in Hessen und langjähriger Haus Drummer

Für den weltberühmten Jazzkeller.

Peter Klohmann ist ein aufsteigender Stern auf Tenorsaxophon – er wurde bereits auf HR Radio zusammen mit dem hr-bigband vorgestellt und ist

Auch ein Komponist.

Dies ist die Jon Hammond Band, und wir sind sehr stolz und aufgeregt, um einen ganz besonderen Gast zu verkünden, der sich den Jungs auf der Center Stage anschloss:

Lee Oskar! Ursprüngliches Mitglied der Band WAR und Hersteller der berühmten LEE OSKAR Harmonicas, kommen Lee an seinem Stand

Bei musikmesse 2017 und höre ihn mit seinem einzigartigen berühmten Stil zusammen mit Jon Hammond All Star Band, wir sehen uns dort!

Backstage shot with Robby Robinson, Jon Hammond, Justin Dillard –

photo by Marine Lacoste – First part of concert last night in honor of Gregg Gregory Gronowski St. Charles, Illinois at Arcada Theatre
Last Night

Jon Hammond under the marquis After the concert last night in honor of Gregg Gregory Gronowski St. Charles, Illinois at Arcada Theatre

We’re in trouble folks! “AN UNPRECEDENTED ACT” CNN

http://money.cnn.com/2017/02/24/media/cnn-blocked-white-house-gaggle/index.html

White House blocks news organizations from press briefing
by Dylan Byers, Sara Murray and Kevin Liptak @CNNMoney
February 24, 2017: 7:23 PM ET

“CNN and other news outlets were blocked on Friday from attending an off-camera White House press briefing that other reporters were hand-picked to attend, raising alarm among media organizations and First Amendment watchdogs.
The decision struck veteran White House journalists as unprecedented in the modern era, and escalated tensions in the already fraught relationship between the Trump administration and the press.
The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Politico, BuzzFeed, the BBC and the Guardian were also among those excluded from the meeting, which was held in White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s office. The meeting, which is known as a gaggle, was held in lieu of the daily televised Q-and-A session in the White House briefing room.
When reporters from these news organizations tried to enter Spicer’s office for the gaggle, they were told they could not attend because they were not on the list of attendees.
In a brief statement defending the move, administration spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the White House “had the pool there so everyone would be represented and get an update from us today.”
The White House press pool usually includes representatives from one television outlet, one radio outlet and one print outlet, as well as reporters from a few wire services. In this case, four of the five major television networks — NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox News — were invited and attended the meeting, while only CNN was blocked.
And while The New York Times was kept out, conservative media organizations Breitbart News, The Washington Times and One America News Network were also allowed in.
“This is an unacceptable development by the Trump White House,” CNN said in a statement. “Apparently this is how they retaliate when you report facts they don’t like. We’ll keep reporting regardless.”
New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet wrote, “Nothing like this has ever happened at the White House in our long history of covering multiple administrations of different parties. We strongly protest the exclusion of The New York Times and the other news organizations. Free media access to a transparent government is obviously of crucial national interest.”
The White House press office had informed reporters earlier that the traditional, on-camera press briefing would be replaced by a gaggle in Spicer’s office, reporters in attendance said. Asked about the move by the White House Correspondents Association, the White House said it would take the press pool and invite others as well.
The WHCA protested that decision on the grounds that it would unfairly exclude certain news organizations, the reporters said. The White House did not budge, and when reporters arrived at Spicer’s office, White House communications officials only allowed in reporters from specific media outlets.
CNN reporters attempted to access the gaggle when it began at about 1:45 p.m. ET. As they walked with a large group of fellow journalists from the White House briefing room toward Spicer’s office, an administration official turned them around, informing them CNN wasn’t on the list of attendees.
Reporters from The Associated Press, Time magazine and USA Today decided in the moment to boycott the briefing because of how it was handled.
Asked during the gaggle whether CNN and The New York Times were blocked because the administration was unhappy with their reporting, Spicer responded: “We had it as pool, and then we expanded it, and we added some folks to come cover it. It was my decision to expand the pool.”
Several news outlets spoke out against the White House’s decision.
“The Wall Street Journal strongly objects to the White House’s decision to bar certain media outlets from today’s gaggle,” a Journal spokesman said. “Had we known at the time, we would not have participated and we will not participate in such closed briefings in the future.”
The White House move was called “appalling” by Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron, who said the Trump administration is on “an undemocratic path.”
Politico editor-in-chief John Harris said that “selectively excluding news organizations from White House briefings is misguided.”
Said BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith: “While we strongly object to the White House’s apparent attempt to punish news outlets whose coverage it does not like, we won’t let these latest antics distract us from continuing to cover this administration fairly and aggressively.”
The Associated Press said it “believes the public should have as much access to the president as possible.”
The White House Correspondents Association also protested the move.
“The WHCA board is protesting strongly against how today’s gaggle is being handled by the White House,” it said in a statement. “We encourage the organizations that were allowed in to share the material with others in the press corps who were not. The board will be discussing this further with White House staff.”

CNN and other news outlets were blocked on Friday from attending an off-camera White House press briefing that other reporters were hand-picked to attend, raising alarm among media organizations and First Amendment watchdogs.
The decision struck veteran White House journalists as unprecedented in the modern era, and escalated tensions in the already fraught relationship between the Trump administration and the press.
The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Politico, BuzzFeed, the BBC and the Guardian were also among those excluded from the meeting, which was held in White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s office. The meeting, which is known as a gaggle, was held in lieu of the daily televised Q-and-A session in the White House briefing room.
When reporters from these news organizations tried to enter Spicer’s office for the gaggle, they were told they could not attend because they were not on the list of attendees.
In a brief statement defending the move, administration spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the White House “had the pool there so everyone would be represented and get an update from us today.”
The White House press pool usually includes representatives from one television outlet, one radio outlet and one print outlet, as well as reporters from a few wire services. In this case, four of the five major television networks — NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox News — were invited and attended the meeting, while only CNN was blocked.
And while The New York Times was kept out, conservative media organizations Breitbart News, The Washington Times and One America News Network were also allowed in.
“This is an unacceptable development by the Trump White House,” CNN said in a statement. “Apparently this is how they retaliate when you report facts they don’t like. We’ll keep reporting regardless.”
New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet wrote, “Nothing like this has ever happened at the White House in our long history of covering multiple administrations of different parties. We strongly protest the exclusion of The New York Times and the other news organizations. Free media access to a transparent government is obviously of crucial national interest.”
The White House press office had informed reporters earlier that the traditional, on-camera press briefing would be replaced by a gaggle in Spicer’s office, reporters in attendance said. Asked about the move by the White House Correspondents Association, the White House said it would take the press pool and invite others as well.
The WHCA protested that decision on the grounds that it would unfairly exclude certain news organizations, the reporters said. The White House did not budge, and when reporters arrived at Spicer’s office, White House communications officials only allowed in reporters from specific media outlets.
CNN reporters attempted to access the gaggle when it began at about 1:45 p.m. ET. As they walked with a large group of fellow journalists from the White House briefing room toward Spicer’s office, an administration official turned them around, informing them CNN wasn’t on the list of attendees.
Reporters from The Associated Press, Time magazine and USA Today decided in the moment to boycott the briefing because of how it was handled.
Asked during the gaggle whether CNN and The New York Times were blocked because the administration was unhappy with their reporting, Spicer responded: “We had it as pool, and then we expanded it, and we added some folks to come cover it. It was my decision to expand the pool.”
Several news outlets spoke out against the White House’s decision.
“The Wall Street Journal strongly objects to the White House’s decision to bar certain media outlets from today’s gaggle,” a Journal spokesman said. “Had we known at the time, we would not have participated and we will not participate in such closed briefings in the future.”
The White House move was called “appalling” by Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron, who said the Trump administration is on “an undemocratic path.”
Politico editor-in-chief John Harris said that “selectively excluding news organizations from White House briefings is misguided.”
Said BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith: “While we strongly object to the White House’s apparent attempt to punish news outlets whose coverage it does not like, we won’t let these latest antics distract us from continuing to cover this administration fairly and aggressively.”
The Associated Press said it “believes the public should have as much access to the president as possible.”
The White House Correspondents Association also protested the move.
“The WHCA board is protesting strongly against how today’s gaggle is being handled by the White House,” it said in a statement. “We encourage the organizations that were allowed in to share the material with others in the press corps who were not. The board will be discussing this further with White House staff.”

Jon Hammond We’re going to send up some music power in honor of Gregg Gregory Gronowski and his family tomorrow evening – see you on the bandstand Mr. Berger / Joe Berger! Arcada Theatre St. Charles

*Just last June, Gregg Gronowski MC’ing Hammond Party in Nashville Tennessee
Director Of Sales And Marketing
Company NameHammond USA
Dates EmployedJun 2012 –

Jon Hammond The sky is on fire here in lovely Saint Charles, Illinois / Land O’ Lincoln Boys! The heavens are opening up to send up the music to Gregg tomorrow night – Jon – Big Hellooo Hammond Organ USA & Suzuki Musical Instruments !

Yes I’m coming home to my birthplace Chicago, Illinois on a very special mission – Chicago directly below – coming in for a landing for the big gig for Gregory Gronowski Family tomorrow – I’m in town and not messing around – Jon Hammond

“Introduction and Words about Gregg Gronowski for Sound Soul Summit for Gregg – Arcada Theatre – Jon Hammond at the microphone and Organ
Good evening St. Charles! We are here this evening to honor Gregg Gronowski and send up our music straight from the heart – I know everybody here in the Arcada Theatre was touched by Gregg and the amazing work he did with Hammond in just a few years working together with Scott, Ray Gerlich, Peter Phu Nguyen, Steve Simmons and Hammond USA Team and Suzuki Musical Instruments Team since he took over Sales and Marketing in 2012 – Gregg was a fine musician and a fine person – always professional and Gregg had a very special type of dry humor which I came to appreciate — I am proud to call him a friend – that I miss very much!
Let’s get right down to some music, I’m very happy to introduce on Tenor Saxophone: Steven Eisen – Drums: Sam Jewell, Joe Berger – guitar and yours truly at the Hammond organ.
This tune is from my first album, it’s entitled “Lydia’s Tune” – I wrote it in Paris in 1981 – Thanks Gregg & Lori and everybody for coming together for this here in the Arcada, thanks Ron Onesti for this fine bandstand and hospitality!
Program:
1. Lydia’s Tune
2. Cookin’ at the Arcada
3. (Late Rent chaser)? – 10 minutes ”

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-ecn-hammond-organ-st-0217-20170210-story.html
“Hammond organ concert to benefit family of Gregg Gronowski”
Kathy Cichon
Elgin Courier-News
The Hammond organ seems to inspire not just loyalty amongst the musicians who play it, but also a spirit of camaraderie.

“It’s not joining the Elks or the Moose Lodge or something, but it is a fraternity/sorority… People helping and coming together. A lot of this was formed by Gregg. If you needed help, Gregg was there to help,” said Scott May, organist for the Ides of March and project manager/artist liaison for Hammond USA. “That selflessness and brotherhood became the order of the day, and it’s been wonderful to have that with so many artists and so many big names. It started with Gregg, and now we perpetuate.”
More than 20 Hammond artists will come to together Wednesday, Feb. 22 at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles for the sixth annual Hammond Sound Soul Summit. The concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m., features musicians from across the genres including rock, jazz, pop, Gospel and more. During this year’s Summit – the first time the event is held in the Chicago area – they will celebrate the life of Gregg Gronowski, Hammond USA’s director of sales and marketing. Gronowski, who is credited with helping to create the family-like relationship among the Hammond musicians that’s affectionately dubbed “HamFam,” died in August 2016 following a massive stroke. All proceeds from the concert will benefit Gronowski’s family.

“He was a great guy, a special guy. He’s brought together this Hammond family,” said Robby Robinson, longtime music director for Frankie Valli. “He was kind of the Papa Bear of the HamFam. All of this Hammond organ people have this affinity and brotherhood so to speak, that it really is kind of a family. It’s really special, and I’m so blessed to be a part of it.”
The night of music features what May calls “an unprecedented lineup” of Hammond musicians across a variety of musical genres.

“You don’t get to see these artists together in one place. You’ll never see Mark Stein from Vanilla Fudge and Dr. Lonnie Smith together in the same show,” May said. “You’ll never see some of the Gospel artists and some of the rock artists together in the same show. It demonstrates the depth of Hammond family and the camaraderie we have.”

Among those performing are jazz legend Dr. Lonnie Smith, Mark Stein of Vanilla Fudge, Emiko, Rev. Jimmie Smith, Red Young of Eric Burdon’s The Animals, Kevin McKendree of the Brian Setzer and Delbert McClinton bands, Yates McKendree, former Tower of Power musician Ellis Hall, Kim Tibbs, Jon Hammond, Jim Afredson, Tommy Leershen, Justin Dillard, Anthony Williams of the Bobby Jones Gospel TV show, Marine LaCoste of Uncle Kracker, Gary Swan from Etta James’ band, Steven Eaklor, Peter Gallinari of Leslie West’s and Richie Scarlett’s bands and Jim Kozak. Also performing is May with the Ides of March featuring Jim Peterik, as well as Robinson with members of the Jersey Boys cast.

“We’re going to do a medley of Frankie Valli songs,” Robinson said. “I’ve been living those songs for ever and ever. ”

During the Summit, musical equipment donated by Addison-based Hammond – including an organ – will be raffled, with those proceeds also going to Gronowski’s family.

“Gregg was very, very special to the company. He wasn’t a keyboard player, he was a bass player by trade,” May said. “He learned a lot about the instrument and did a lot to bring the company up to a modern level.”

Robinson said Gronowski was a genuinely warm person who connected with everyone, and that he had a real passion for music and the Hammond organ. That passion for Hammond is something Robinson shares.

“I’ve been playing Hammond since the 60s. I own eight Hammond organs,” said Robinson, who is also a composer and producer.

What is it about the instrument that inspires such devotion?

“There is no other organ in pop music or rock music or Gospel music that has become the standard bearer for the instrument in any of those genres. It just doesn’t happen,” Robinson said. “It’s a one of a kind instrument. It’s hard to quantify exactly … but there’s no doubt that anybody who is Hammond organ player has a love affair with the instrument.

“I love to play piano but when I sit down at the Hammond organ, it’s the most fun thing I do in music,” he said. “There’s a special connection that I cannot articulate what it is, because it’s such an emotional experience that it’s hard to define it. But it is consistent and it is real.”

And during the Sound Soul Summit, audience members will have a chance to share that experience when the artists perform.

“Guitarists get all the press. Everybody loves guitar players. They get all the press and all the action. The keyboard players kind of sit back,” May said. “Now this is time for the keyboard players to step to the front of the stage and shine.”

Kathy Cichon is a freelance reporter for the Elgin Courier-News.

Hammond Organ Sound Soul Summit

When: Feb. 22

Where: Arcada Theatre, 105E. Main St., St. Charles

Tickets: $25-$100

Information: 630-962-7000 or http://www.arcadalive.com

Copyright © 2017, Naperville Sun

St. Charles, Illinois — Colonial Cafe getting powered up for the big gig for Gregory Gronowski Family tomorrow – I’m in town and not messing around – Jon Hammond – historic St. Charles Location, good food and ice cream!

Japan Music Fair LIVE Get Back In The Groove XK5

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Japan Music Fair LIVE Get Back in The Groove XK5 featuring Koei Tanaka and Joe Berger plus special guest Tokuichi Inoue chromatic Harmonica Masters from Suzuki Musical Instruments – Jon Hammond is playing the new XK-5 Hammond organ and high power Leslie Speaker, the new standard in Hammond B3 digital organ, best modern Hammond organ in history, enjoy! Jon Hammond photo Steve aka Shunichi Horiuchi! http://www.HammondCast.com

Tokyo Japan — thanks for photo Steve aka Shunichi Horiuchi! – Tokyo Japan — I love playing this organ XK-5 aka XK5 Hammond, come join us for Day 2 Japan Musical Instruments Fair in Suzuki Musical Instruments stand folks! – Jon Hammond

Tonight’s the night! – St. Charles Arcada Theatre

Mark Stein Vanilla Fudge – all 10 fingers – Keep Me Hangin’ On! “a slowed-down, hard rocking version of a song originally recorded by The Supremes. This version featured Stein’s psychedelic-baroque organ intro and Appice’s energetic drumming. It was a Top 10 hit in Canada, the US, and Australia and a Top 20 hit in the UK in 1967.”

Jon Hammond Band – Arcada Theatre St. Charles IL

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Jon Hammond Show Broadcast 01 14 MNN TV

January 8, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Jon Hammond Show Broadcast 01 14 MNN TV

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Youtube https://youtu.be/hovYZfO7JNk

Outro: Joe Franklin and Jon Hammond in Joe’s office “Memory Lane”

Jon Hammond Show Broadcast 01 14 MNN TV cable public access and streaming worldwide late Friday nights 01:30 AM early Saturday mornings Eastern Standard Time – First segment:
Anaheim California — Industry Tribute NAMM In Memoriam HammondCast coverage #WATCHMOVIE HERE: NAMM Memorial Tribute Industry Leaders Lost HammondCast coverage
Jon Hammond’s coverage of the annual NAMM in Memoriam Tribute to Industry Leaders Lost. Always near the end of day 1 we take time to reflect, NAMM Historians Dan Del Fiorentino and Tony Arambarri put together a special reel showing members of the NAMM Community who have passed, L.A. Bagpipers play – on this clip the audio is original music from Jon Hammond “Lydia’s Tune” by Jon Hammond
Second segment: Jon Hammond Band in Hamburg Auster Bar playing Jon Hammond original blues shuffle “No X-Cess Baggage Blues” My Last Gig With Lutz Buechner, Miss You Lutz! Jon’s archive – Published December 31, 2016 My Last Gig With Lutz Büchner, miss you Lutz! – Jon Hammond Band​: Heinz Lichius drums, Joe Berger​ guitar, Michael Leuschner​ trumpet, Ernst-Friedrich Fiete Felsch​ alto saxophone, Lutz Büchner​ tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond​ organ bass in Auster Bar​ Hamburg “No X-Cess Baggage Blues” http://www.jonhammondband.com Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Third segment: Musikmesse Warm Up Party “Get Back in The Groove”
Selfie! Peter Klohmann​ cops a selfie onstage with Giovanni Totò Gulino while Jon Hammond​ talks on the microphone – High Definition Movie: Get Back in The Groove – Jon Hammond’s annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party – Jazzkeller http://www.kyouradio.org/blog.html/jon_hammond_tribute_to_victims_of_911_get_back_in_the_groove/
Last segment / Outro: Joe Franklin and Jon Hammond in Joe’s office “Memory Lane” rest in peace Joe Franklin – enjoy folks, Jon Hammond

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Outro: Joe Franklin and Jon Hammond in Joe’s office “Memory Lane” rest in peace Joe Franklin – enjoy folks, Jon Hammond

Industry Tribute, Memorial, Musicians, Jazz, NDR Jazz, cable access TV, Shuffle, #NAMMShow #Musikmesse #HammondOrgan

Community Access TV: Jon Hammond Show preview 07/04

June 29, 2015

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Community Access TV: Jon Hammond Show preview 07/04

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260704

Community Access TV: Jon Hammond Show preview 07/04
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Published June 28, 2015
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Topics Community Access TV, MNN TV Channel 1, Jon Hammond Show, Lew Soloff Celebration Movie, Part 4, Al Jazzbeaux Collins, Jazzbo Collins, Jazz, Blues, Documentary, #HammondOrgan #Local802 #Broadcaster

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Community Access TV: Jon Hammond Show preview as seen on MNN TV Channel 1 Community Channel, 32nd year on air – 07/04 includes Part 4 from Jon Hammond Documentary
Lew
Soloff Celebration Movie Part 4 condensed clip from Jon Hammond
Documenting from The House – June 8, 2015 in the John C. Borden
Auditorium Manhattan School of Music – with astounding heartfelt musical
perfromances by cellist Adam Mandela Walden accompanied by Kyung-Eun Na
piano, NEA Award Winning trumpeter Jimmy Owens, Emily Mitchell piano
Jesse Levy cellist in duo, remembrances by Blue Lou Marini playing with Randy Brecker and all star rhythm section, Danny Gottlieb, Mark Egan, Pete Levin, Gil Evans Orchestra, Chris Rogers
feature protoge of Lew’s – top musicians in New York – greatest musical
tribute perhaps ever to celebrate the life of Lew Soloff the much loved
world-renowned Trumpeter, Father, Educator, in memory of Lew Lena Soloff, sincerely, Jon Hammond
Event Producer – Noah Evans – Gil Evans Page
– Press Release from Lew’s manager Nancy Meyer, LINK: http://www.lewsoloff.com/Celebration%20for%20Lew%20Soloff%20Press%20Release%20Number%203.pdf
MUSICIANS JOIN TOGETHER TO HONOR LEW SOLOFF AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND
REMEMBRANCE – MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2015 New York – A prestigious group of the
jazz world’s finest players will pay tribute to their colleague,
legendary trumpet player Lew Soloff (Feb. 20, 1944-Mar 8, 2015) on
Monday, June 8, 2015 at the John C. Borden Auditorium, located at the Manhattan School of Music (MSM). For furtherinformation please contact Caryn Freitag – camera: Jon Hammond – Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM
Lena Soloff, Emily Mitchell, Nancy Meyer, Laura Solomon, Blue Lou Marini, Lew Soloff, Alex Foster, Noah Evans, Chris Rogers, Jimmy Owens, Randy Brecker, Tom Bones Malone, Bill Warfield, Caryn Freitag, Miles Evans and Lisa Maxwell at Manhattan School of Music.
and then back a few years:
“Jazzbeaux Collins Movie by Jon Hammond”

The
late great radio and TV broadcaster personality Al Jazzbeaux Collins in
the studios of KCSM Jazz 91 with organist Jon Hammond – aka Al Jazzbo
Collins, one of the greatest and most definitely coolest broadcasters
who ever lived. *Note: I dearly miss Jazzbeaux, he was a huge
inspiration to me personally. He broke out my music on the air back in
New York on WNEW 1130AM huge powerful door he opened
for me, we had a lot of fun together on both coasts – he introduced me
to folks like Lionel Hampton, David Panama Francis, Lew Anderson band
leader and Clarabell the Clown from It’s Howdy Doody Time! TV Show, Joe
Bushkin pianist, and his Family the Collins Family – he knew every door
man garbage man and taxi drivers on the street – rest in peace Albert!
sincerely, Jon Hammond https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_%22Jazzbo%22_Collins
Albert Richard “Jazzbo” Collins (born January 4, 1919, Rochester, New
York[1] — d. September 30, 1997, Marin County, California) was an
American disc jockey, radio personality and recording artist who was
briefly the host of NBC television’s Tonight show in 1957.

The
name “Jazzbo” derived from a product Collins had seen, a clip-on bowtie
named Jazzbows. Just as Martin Block created the illusion that he was
speaking from the Make Believe Ballroom, Collins claimed to be
broadcasting from his inner sanctum, a place known as the Purple Grotto,
an imaginary setting suggested by radio station WNEW’s interior design. ©JON HAMMOND International http://www.HammondCast.com

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

by Jon Hammond

Published May 29, 2015
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“Get Back in The Groove” musikmessesession in Jazzkeller Hofheim – Peter Klohmann ts Giovanni Totó Gulino d Joe Berger g Jon Hammond o http://www.HammondCast.com ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP

Producer Jon Hammond
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Youtube https://youtu.be/D-dNDA0bUuI

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1245601

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/129340567

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/vb.133709526657853/1065785310116932/?type=3&theater

Air France Airbus A380 – aka “Flying Forehead”! – Jon Hammond

“Some unofficial nicknames of Airbus A380 are flying forehead, mammoth jet, Whale Jet flying.

Green Giant is also unofficial nickname of Airbus A380. Low fuel consumption of the engines and pollutant levels far below the levels required by the strictest of standards are behind the justifying of this name.”
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The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine jet airliner manufactured by Airbus. It is the world’s largest passenger airliner, and the airports at which it operates have upgraded facilities to accommodate it. It was initially named Airbus A3XX and designed to challenge Boeing’s monopoly in the large-aircraft market. The A380 made its first flight on 27 April 2005 and entered commercial service in October 2007 with Singapore Airlines.

The A380’s upper deck extends along the entire length of the fuselage, with a width equivalent to a wide-body aircraft. This gives the A380-800’s cabin 478 square metres (5,145.1 sq ft) of usable floor space, 40% more than the next largest airliner, the Boeing 747-8,[4] and provides seating for 525 people in a typical three-class configuration or up to 853 people in an all-economy class configuration. The A380-800 has a design range of 8,500 nautical miles (15,700 km)

Taillights at Dusk – do we have enough cars yet?

Jon Hammond — at San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

Bring on The Freight! – Port of Oakland,

Jon Hammond — at Port of Oakland.

No X Cess Baggage Blues Jon Hammond​ with NDR Horns Hamburg Auster Bar

http://hammondcast.blog.ca/2015/05/30/no-x-cess-baggage-blues-jon-hammond-with-ndr-horns-hamburg-auster-bar-20485799/

Jon Hammond Late Rent Session Men w/ Bernard Purdie MIKELL’S *LINK: https://youtu.be/6FSQrnuKDLU

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

Jon Hammond and Eddie Money go back over 35 years in just over 6 minutes in this radio interview on Jon’s daily radio program HammondCast on KYOU Radio 1550 AM, onboard Eddie’s tour bus just before doing a show to a packed house at BB King’s Club in New York City for a hometown crowd of diehard Eddie Money fans friends and family in from Long Island, Queens, and Jon now lives in Times Square. A menagerie of images from Jon Hammond’s personal archives going back to the ’70’s and the night of the concert accompanies the audio as heard on HammondCast KYOU Radio 1550 AM and streaming worldwide ©JON HAMMOND International http://www.HammondCast.com

Baby Hold On, Two Tickets to Paradise, Take Me Home Tonight, Shakin’, Trinidad, I Wanna Go Back, Walk on Water, Think I’m in Love, Wanna Be a Rock ‘N’ Roll Star, We Should Be Sleeping, No Control, Where’s The Party, I’ll Get By, You Don’t Know Me

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260411

Youtube https://youtu.be/FfOCHD1TkV8

Jon Hammond Show Preview MNN Channel 1 on air 04/04 featuring original Jazz Blues and Soft News – first segment filmed in Hamburg Eimsbüttel live in Auster Bar Jon Hammond Band with NDR Horns musical director Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Funky Heinz Lichius drums feature on this one, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass http://www.HammondCast.com/ Auster Jazz Series – then to Anaheim California special showcase Jon Hammond Band featuring Bernard Purdie on Jon’s original funky jazz composition “Head Phone” with Bernard Purdie fatback drum, Koei Tanaka Suzuki Harmonica star, Alex Budman tenor, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the New B3 Mk2 Portable organ with high-power model 3300 Leslie speaker covering the bass as well – musical history here at The NAMM Show

JON HAMMOND AT JAZZKELLER, FRANKFURT – COMPLETE ALBUM: https://marcostachikawafotografia.wordpress.com/2013/04/19/jon-hammond-at-jazzkeller-frankfurt-complete-album/comment-page-1/#comment-895

do jazz já se apresentaram ali e as fotos de muitos deles decoram suas velhas paredes.

Já na entrada percebe-se que o local não é para grandes agitos e nem tão pouco é o melhor local para se jogar conversa fora ou para se fazer happy-hour. Não. Ali se respira jazz, e dos melhores.

Na noite em que fomos estava lá o Jon Hammond. Enquanto descia a íngreme escadaria, percebi que deveria ter levado mais lentes, mais baterias, mais cartões de memória… rsrsrsrs… Logo na entrada pedi a autorização do proprietário da casa para fazer algumas fotos, no que recebi um largo sorriso como resposta e o aguardado “…as many as you want, my friend!” E pronto, fiz as fotos dos amigos que estavam por lá só por educação (rsrsrsrsrsrsrs!! …que nada, essas fotos foram devidamente publicadas nas redes sociais) e assim que pude, saí pra curtir e fotografar esse lendário tecladista.

Abaixo, algumas das fotos, espero que gostem!

Os amigos que estavam comigo? Sei lá, nem vi a hora em que foram embora… rsrsrs…

Um abraço,

Marcos Tachikawa

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Jon Hammond Band circa 1992 Underground Frankfurt Scene Night Shows in Europa Intim Bar and Lissania in Frankfurt’s Red Light District during musikmesse.

Original Funk tunes “Pocket Funk” and “Nu Funk” aka “Hip Hop Chitlins” Note: sadly funky drummer James Preston has passed, long-time drummer in various formations of Jon Hammond Band, Sons of Champlin, Cold Blood with Lydia Pense, RIP Jimmy – Al Allen Wittig tenor saxophone, Barry Finnerty guitar, Jon Hammond organ, funky James Preston drums – special thanks to Joe Berger Hans Romanov Europa INTIM Bar ElbeStrasse 34, 60329 Frankfurt and Stefan Hantel aka Shantel Lissania on the Kaiserstrasse

Youtube http://youtu.be/3wjgB0moazk

– as seen on cable access show The Jon Hammond Show now in 31st year – all music ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP http://www.HammondCast.com/ — with James Preston and Jon Hammond at KiezPraline

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1188407

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2a7z74_underground-frankfurt-jon-hammond-band-intim-bar-lissania_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=936450226383775

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

Youtube http://youtu.be/x6a8MHYESqc

Jon Hammond and Friends drop in to Taipei night spot JAZZ SPOT SWING organ lounge,

Jon at Mr. Nobuki Kuwahara’s Hammond Sk2 organ with house musicians – Kenichi Toyoda piano

– special thanks to Nico, Shannon, Letitia – Superlux Taiwan,

P. Mauriat Europe Pmauriat Albest Team!

http://www.HammondCast.com/ – Jazz Spot Swing

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/110027287

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1182889

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=924772564218208

Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond – special NAMM Lunch Set NAMM Show Center Stage Jon Hammond Band photo by Lawrence Gay

HammondCast – CNN iReport – http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1231127
MNN Channel 1 Jon Hammond Show Preview 04/11 Original Jazz Blues and Soft News

My Mom’s Rose plant is in bloom – Jon Hammond

Mr. Shuji Suzuki and Jon Hammond – MNN

Jon Hammond’s new ultra-bright flashlight from Maglite now on the job “Mini Maglite Pro LED Flashlight NEW Ultra Bright 226 Lumens” – now on tour – Silver

The Famous Tall Paul of West Oakland:

The Famous Tall Orange Bicycle Man of West Oakland Sighted today aka “Tall Paul” – Jon Hammond​ “THIS MAN IS TRANSFORMING OAKLAND ONE AWESOME CUSTOM BIKE AT A TIME”

Photo: ©JON HAMMOND International
http://www.thebolditalic.com/articles/7062-this-man-is-transforming-oakland-one-awesome-custom-bike-at-a-time
by R. A. SCHUETZ
Mar 20 at 6am
I first met Tall Paul as he was walking out of the Oakland Home Depot toting a giraffe of a bike. It was orange with gold accents — pedals, spokes, and pinwheel-shaped mags — and its body was made of interlocking triangles stacked so tall the handlebars stood at roughly my height. I was impressed and asked if I could take a closer look. “Of course,” he said, and began showing it off.
Tall Paul is tall — over six feet — with soft, dark curls he usually hides under a baseball cap. He’s cordial, but when he starts talking bikes, a kind of electric and childlike wonder steals over him. You can’t help but feel enthusiastic too. When I asked how he mounts such an ungainly ride, he demonstrated by giving it a shove as he jogged a few steps beside it, then he clambered up the triangles of the frame like they were a ladder. “Where did you get it?” I asked him. “I made it,” he said.
Patting his bike, he explained: “Last fall, I was out with one of the double-stackers when I saw a couple of kids cutting school. They were about 10 years old; I saw them cutting class all of the time. And when I saw the kids, I saw they were excited about the bike. They were like, ‘Wow!’ And I thought, ‘Hey, that might be something I can do to get them back in class.’”
Paul made the two boys an offer: if they went back to school and got three A’s on their next report cards, he’d give each of them a bike. “And it worked,” he said, laughing. “They turned out to be really smart kids. They just got caught up messing around in the streets and cutting school and stuff. They’d been doing it for a while.”
Now Paul has a standing offer to reward any kid who makes three A’s on his or her report card. While Paul doesn’t have the resources to give everyone a bike, if an A student brings him a frame to work with — even if it’s so rusted it no longer runs — he restores and customizes it.
He invited me to come by and watch him work on his bikes sometime. He lives near the Home Depot in a mobile home “parked illegally,” which, I later learned, means he stays put for street sweeping because he’s cultivated relationships with city employees, who sometimes chip in a few dollars for the bikes he’s fixing up for students. That he’s able to stay in one location is part of what’s made him a neighborhood fixture — even beyond Oakland, parents from San Jose and Hayward know to bring their kids’ report cards to him.
On the day I visited, his place was instantly recognizable by the bikes stacked on the roof. When Paul saw me, he greeted me with a hug and began hauling bikes out of his home and propping them on the sidewalk. One after another, there they were: double-stacks, choppers, and, finally, the little black-and-gold frame of a child’s bike with its wheels in disrepair.
This bike, painted in Paul’s signature colors, is to be the prototype that introduces his bike program to schools in the area, starting with Prescott Elementary in Oakland. Paul’s idea is to donate a tricked-out ride every report card season, which the school would prominently display. Every A on a student’s report card would be an entry into a raffle to win the bike. If schools take to it, his goal is to work with as many as he can.
Tall Paul started tinkering with bikes when he was just a child himself — as he remembers it, he was five years old. His mother had saved up to buy him and his six brothers and five sisters bikes for Christmas. While everyone else was out riding theirs, Paul took his down to the basement and dismantled it. “I wanted to see what made it work,” he said.
The passion for taking bikes apart and putting them back together hasn’t left him. “I like everything about it,” he said. “It’s an art.” One of his passions is sanding down the metal of a rusty bike and erasing the ravages of time until the frame gleams. “You see, when you sand it, you take your hand, and you feel the bike. You don’t want to feel a scratch; you don’t want to feel a nick; you don’t want to feel nothing. Like a baby’s butt — smooth.” When he’s finished, he puts it all back together and makes sure it runs well, then carefully paints each piece down to the spokes in the white-walled wheels, then buffs everything to a lustrous shine. For his own bikes, his finishing touch is a rhinestone “TP” (for “Tall Paul”) affixed between the handlebars. He also plans to add gears to his double-stacks.
A few pigeons milled about on the sidewalk where Paul was working. He said the birds know him, just like the rest of the neighborhood does. “They recognize me,” he said. “I could ride my bike right to the corner and stop, and birds will fly down from everywhere and come to it.” He took a break to coax them near. That day there were maybe a dozen, but he explained that on Sunday there’s inevitably a flock around him.
Crouching among the birds, he told me he also dreams of opening a shop so that he can scale his operation. Although the bikes he hasn’t started restoring yet can rest atop his mobile home, he has to take all of his finished and in-progress bikes inside when he’s not working on them. Plus, he has several bikes of his own. This means he usually accepts only two bikes at a time from children and tells others to come back in two days. With a shop, he’d have space to store bikes and tools, as well as a location for business. “I’d love to get this program into every school in the world for all the kids,” he said, referring to his bike raffle. But he’s taking it one step at a time.
For now, he’s on the lookout for any bike that people have given up on and are selling for scrap metal, which he can buy for a few dollars. “I get whole bicycles that probably come off a bush or somewhere. They have all these leaves in them and chains so rusted, you can’t even turn them. But I bring them back to life.”

*Note: photos must be credited ©JON HAMMOND International / Jon Hammond – Jon’s photos on Alcatraz Island Federal Penitentiary attending Art Exhibit of Chinese Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei huge installation on “The Rock” while celebrating birthday and prepping for 29th trip to Frankfurt to play musikmesse and both jazzkeller’s, jazzkeller Frankfurt and Jazzkeller-Hofheim with organ combo Jon Hammond Band – it was an amazing experience, met with Mr. William Baker Former Inmate / Author *see photos with Bill Baker “Old ex-con back at the Rock, telling prison stories” “He’s been a car thief, a jailhouse rioter, an escape artist.” Alcatraz 1259.” That was his number on the Rock.

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Ai Weiwei at Large #AiWeiWeiAlcatraz
Ai Wei Wei at Large Exhibit on Alcatraz Island
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcatraz_Island
Alcatraz Island is located in the San Francisco Bay, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) offshore from San Francisco, California, United States.[2] Often referred to as “The Rock”, the small island was developed with facilities for a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison (1868), and a federal prison from 1933 until 1963.[5] Beginning in November 1969, the island was occupied for more than 19 months by a group of aboriginal people from San Francisco who were part of a wave of Native activism across the nation with public protests through the 1970s. In 1972, Alcatraz became a national recreation area and received designation as a National Historic Landmark in 1986.
http://jonhammondband.com/blog.html
Returning 19th year Fr 17. April 2015 Musikmessesession mit Jon Hammond Jazzkeller Hofheim
Posted on March 24, 2015
Eastside Sound Studios Sunday Session
Posted on March 23, 2015
Jon Hammond Show MNN Ch. 1 Broadcast 03/28/2015 Funk Soul Blues & Soft News
Posted on March 20, 2015
Public Access TV: Jon Hammond Show MNN Community Channel 1, Funk Soul Blues and Soft News
Posted on March 18, 2015

Wie jedes Jahr zur Musikmesse die Warm Up Party im Jazzkeller Frankfurt mit der Jon Hammond Band
14. APRIL 2015 um 21 Uhr
#frankfurt #jazz #live #music #musikmesse2015

Like every year at the Musikmesse the warm up party in the Jazzkeller Frankfurt Jon Hammond band
APRIL 14, 2015 at 9: 00
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James Oscar Smith aka Jimmy Smith photos by Jon Hammond
Taken in Long Beach, California
Long Beach CA — James Oscar Smith aka Jimmy Smith photos by Jon Hammond one month before he passed away, just after receiving the prestigious NEA Jazz Master Award.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Smith_(musician)
James Oscar “Jimmy” Smith (December 8, 1925[1] or 1928[2] – February 8, 2005)[1][2] was an American jazz musician who achieved the rare distinction of releasing a series of instrumental jazz albums that often charted on Billboard. Smith helped popularize the Hammond B-3 electric organ, creating an indelible link between sixties soul and jazz improvisation.

In 2005, Smith was awarded the NEA Jazz Masters Award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the highest honor that the United States bestows upon jazz musicians.
Also known as The Incredible Jimmy Smith
Born December 8, 1925
Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died February 8, 2005 (aged 79)
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Genres Hard bop
Mainstream jazz
Jazz-funk
Jazz fusion
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Hammond B-3 electric organ

Smith’s birth year is of some confusion, with various sources citing either 1925 or 1928. Born James Oscar Smith in Norristown, Pennsylvania, at the age of six he joined his father doing a song-and-dance routine in clubs. He began teaching himself to play the piano.

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Part 3 Lew Soloff Celebration Movie By Jon Hammond From My Chair

June 23, 2015

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Part 3 Lew Soloff Celebration Movie By Jon Hammond From My Chair

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Published June 22, 2015
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Topics Lew Soloff, Celebration Concert, Memorial, Trumpet player, Local 802 Musicians, Manhattan School of Music, Jon Hammond, Jon Faddis, Gil Evans Orchestra, Brandon Soloff, Film

Part 3 Lew Soloff Celebration Movie by Jon Hammond from my chair – MC’d by Paul Shaffer, with remembrance and solo piece by Jon Faddis, “The Lew Chant” led by Paul, Gil Evans Orchestra piece conducted by Bill Warfield​ – part 4 will be forthcoming folks, R.I.P Lew Soloff​. Sincerely, Jon Hammond​ *memb. Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM​ Link to release from Lew’s agent: Nancy Meyer: http://www.lewsoloff.com/Celebration%20for%20Lew%20Soloff%20Press%20Release%20Number%203.pdf – Gil Evans Page​ at Manhattan School of Music​ on June 8, 2015 – camera by Jon Hammond
Tom Bones Malone, Alex Sipiagin, Lew Soloff, David Taylor, Bill Warfield, Lena Soloff, Laura Solomon, Blue Lou Marini, Alex Foster, Shunzo Ohno, John Clark, Jon Faddis, Rob Scheps, Adam Nussbaum, Paul Shaffer, Conrad Herwig, Sammy Figueroa, Beth Gottlieb, Brandon Soloff, Grace Kelly, Chris Rogers

Producer Jon Hammond
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by Jon Hammond

Published June 18, 2015
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Topics Al Jazzbeaux Collins, Documentary, Jon Hammond, Movie, Jazz 91, Mississippi Mud, Jazzbo Collins, WNEW 1130 AM, Jazz Radio, #HammondOrgan

The late great radio and TV broadcaster personality Al Jazzbeaux Collins in the studios of KCSM Jazz 91 with organist Jon Hammond – aka Al Jazzbo Collins, one of the greatest and most definitely coolest broadcasters who ever lived. *Note: I dearly miss Jazzbeaux, he was a huge inspiration to me personally. He broke out my music on the air back in New York on WNEW 1130AM huge powerful door he opened for me, we had a lot of fun together on both coasts – he introduced me to folks like Lionel Hampton, David Panama Francis, Lew Anderson band leader and Clarabell the Clown from It’s Howdy Doody Time! TV Show, Joe Bushkin pianist, and his Family the Collins Family – he knew every door man garbage man and taxi drivers on the street – rest in peace Albert! sincerely, Jon Hammond *including a clip from Live performance in Horizons Sausalito with funky James Preston drums on Jon Hammond Band https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_%22Jazzbo%22_Collins Albert Richard “Jazzbo” Collins (born January 4, 1919, Rochester, New York[1] — d. September 30, 1997, Marin County, California) was an American disc jockey, radio personality and recording artist who was briefly the host of NBC television’s Tonight show in 1957.

The name “Jazzbo” derived from a product Collins had seen, a clip-on bowtie named Jazzbows. Just as Martin Block created the illusion that he was speaking from the Make Believe Ballroom, Collins claimed to be broadcasting from his inner sanctum, a place known as the Purple Grotto, an imaginary setting suggested by radio station WNEW’s interior design, as Collins explained:

I started my broadcast in Studio One which was painted all kinds of tints and shades of purple on huge polycylindricals which were vertically placed around the walls of the room to deflect the sound. It just happened to be that way. And with the turntables and desk and console and the lights turned down low, it had a very cavelike appearance to my imagination. So I got on the air, and the first thing I said was, “Hi, it’s Jazzbo in the Purple Grotto.” You never know where your thoughts are coming from, but the way it came out was that I was in a grotto, in this atmosphere with stalagtites and a lake and no telephones. I was using Nat Cole underneath me with “Easy Listening Blues” playing piano in the background.
Collins grew up on Long Island, New York. In 1941, while attending the University of Miami in Florida, he substituted as the announcer on his English teacher’s campus radio program, and decided he wanted to be in radio. He began his professional career as the disc jockey at a bluegrass station in Logan, West Virginia. By 1943, Collins was broadcasting at WKPA in Pittsburgh, moving in 1945 to WIND in Chicago and in 1946 to Salt Lake City’s KNAK. In 1950, he relocated to New York where he joined the staff of WNEW and became one of the “communicators” on NBC’s Monitor when it began in 1955. Two years later, NBC-TV installed him for five weeks as the host of the Tonight show when it was known as Tonight! America After Dark in the period between hosts Steve Allen and Jack Paar.[2]

In 1957, Collins appeared, as himself, as the star of an episode of NBC radio’s science fiction radio series X Minus One. He also hung out with the beatnik hipsters in North Beach during that time. In 1959, he was with KSFO in San Francisco. While at KSFO he would often say that he was broadcasting “from the purpleness of the Grotto”. He often mentioned his assistant “Harrison, the long-tailed purple Tasmanian owl”. During the 1960s, he was the host of Jazz for the Asking (VOA), and he worked with several Los Angeles stations during the late 1960s: KMET (1966), KFI (1967) and KGBS (1968).

He officially changed the spelling of his name to Jazzbeaux when he went to Pittsburgh’s WTAE in 1969. He moved to WIXZ in Pittsburgh (1973) before heading back to the West Coast three years later. While in Pittsburgh, he briefly hosted a late night television show entitled “Jazzbeauxz (he spelled the possessive with a ‘z.’) Rehearsal”. The show had nothing to do with any actual rehearsal, and was entirely an eclectic sampling of anything that caught Collins’ interest at the time. One of those “interests” was a long-running hard-boiled-egg spinning contest. He conducted the program from a barber chair, as he had on a previous TV show.

In the early 1960s Collins hosted a morning TV program, “The Al Collins Show,” that aired on KGO-TV in San Francisco (the ABC affiliate). The format included light talk and guest appearances. The guest lineup typically included local or state-wide celebrities, and B-list actors, such as Moe Howard of The Three Stooges.

A popular segment on his show was the “no stinkin’ badges” routine. Al would politely request the main guest for that day don a Mexican bandit costume, complete with ammo belts crossing the chest, six-guns in holsters, a huge sombrero and large fake mustache. The guest then had to pose in front of cameras and for the TV audience. With pistols pointing at the camera lens the guest had to say (with emphasis) “I don’t got to show you no stinkin’ badges.” If the guest did not say it with sufficient sinister tone Collins made him or her repeat it until in Al’s opinion the guest got it right. Collins’ bit was a play on a famous exchange in the 1948 film The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. In one scene some obviously very bad bandidos try to pass themselves off to Bogart as federales (police). Humphrey Bogart’s character knows they are not federales but nevertheless asks to see some badges. The bandito-in-charge responds “Badges?! I don’t got no badges. We don’t need no badges! I don’t have to show you any stinkin’ badge.” Collins reduced the guest bandit’s lines to the single phrase so it was easy for the guest to recite.

In 1976 Al Collins returned to San Francisco working at KMPX, followed by a three-year all-night run at KGO which drew callers throughout the West Coast. He always opened with Count Basie’s “Blues in Hoss flat”. He also worked a late night shift at KKIS AM in Pittsburg, CA in 1980. After returning to New York and WNEW (1981), he was back in San Francisco at KSFO (1983) and KFRC (1986). Then came one more run at WNEW (1986–90), and then he joined KAPX (Marin County, California) in 1990, and from 1993 until his death, Jazzbeaux did a weekly jazz show at KCSM (College of San Mateo, California).

He died on September 30, 1997, at the age of 78, from pancreatic cancer. — with Al “Jazzbo” Collins, Al “Jazzbo” Collins and James Preston at KCSM Jazz 91

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First time on the band: Cord Martin tenor sax!:

Artist Info
Joe Berger: Guitar
Roland Barber: Trombone
Louis Flip Winfield: Percussion
Evan Cobb: Tenor Saxophone
Jon Hammond: Organ
Cord Martin : Tenor Saxophone
Genre:
Jazz
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Artist Bio:
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

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Jon Hammond theme song Late Rent on the occasion of 28th annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt and Jon’s birthday

with Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ – Late Rent is the theme song for Jon’s long-running cable TV show in New York City The Jon Hammond Show and HammondCast radio program http://www.HammondCast.com – special thanks to Frank Poehl for operating the camera – Jon Hammond Band

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Jon Hammond theme song Late Rent on the occasion of 28th annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt and Jon’s birthday

with Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ – Late Rent is the theme song for Jon’s long-running cable TV show in New York City The Jon Hammond Show and HammondCast radio program http://www.HammondCast.com – special thanks to Frank Poehl for operating the camera – Jon Hammond Band

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“The FINGERS…are the SINGERS!”
Musikmesse “Warm Up Party”
Jon Hammond & Band

Jon Hammond (aus New York City) – organ
Joe Berger – guitar
Peter Klohmann – saxophone
Giovanni 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

Jon Hammond in P.Mauriat Pmauriat Albest Pro Shop Taipei Taiwan

Journal Frankfurt article by Detlef Kinsler

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

Kultur

MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Nomen est omen. Der Mann heißt Hammond und spielt eine Hammond. Der Organist aus New York freut sich auf Frankfurt und lädt zur Musikmesse Warm Up Party am 9.4. in den Jazzkeller ein.
JOURNAL FRANKFURT: Was war für Sie zuerst da – die Frankfurter Musikmesse oder Auftritte im Jazzkeller?
Jon Hammond: Die Musikmesse. Ich kam 1987 zum ersten Mal nach Frankfurt, zusammen mit Joe Berger, der auf der Messe für Engl Amplifiers spielte. Wir flogen mit der Lufthansa ein und teilten uns ein Zimmer im berühmten Prinz Otto Hotel am Hauptbahnhof. Schon in der ersten Nacht stellte mir Joe den großen John Entwistle, den Bassisten von The Who vor. Es wurde eine lange Nacht, in der wir Cognac tranken und Erdnüsse knabberten in eiern Suite des Marriott Hotels. Ich habe Joe bei einer Session mit John und Ringo Starrs Sohn Zak Starkey im Dorian Grey Club gefilmt bei einer Soundcheck Party. In den ersten paar Jahren spielte ich nicht oft live weil ich noch keine transportierbare Hammond Orgel hatte vor 1991 als ich den Prototyp einer XB-2 Hammond Orgel bekam mit der ich dann um die Welt reiste. Hauptsächliche dokumenierte ich aber die Messe für meine Cable TV Show in New York, die inzwischen im 29. Jahr als The Jon Hammond Show — Music, Travel and Soft News präsentiert. Die harten Nachrichten überlasse ich CNN und den großen Networks (lacht). Vom ersten Jahr an fühlten wir uns der Musikmesse eng verbunden, haben seitdem eine tolle Zeit hier, kommen jedes Jahr wieder bis wir kleine, alte Männer sind.

Das Jazzkeller-Konzert am Vorabend der Musikmesse ist zu einer netten Tradition geworden – wie kam es dazu, was bedeutet es Ihnen und wir werden Sie dieses Jahr diesen Abend im Jazzkeller zelebrieren?
Ab 1991 lernte ich mehr und mehr Musikmesse-Menschen kennen und die mich und auch einiges von meiner Musik. Einige von ihnen ermunterten mich, doch auch für Auftritte nach Deutschland zu kommen weil es hier doch ein Interesse an Hammond-Orgel-Groove-Music gab. Mit der schon erwähnten, kleinen, kompakten aber sehr kraftvollen Orgel war das alles möglich. Zudem machte ich in New York gerade eine schwere Zeit durch, mein Vater war gestorben und ich hatte das Gefühl, einige Veränderungen könnten meinem Leben gut tun. Also kam ich nach Frankfurt mit meiner XB-2, allerdings mit einem Rückflugticket falls etwas schief gehen würde. Ich rief viele Musiker an, ließ sie wissen, ich bin jetzt da, lasst uns zusammen spielen. Das war für mich der Anfang einer langen, sehr speziellen Beziehung, vor allem zum Frankfurter Publikum nach ersten kleinen erfolgen im Jazzkeller und einer kurzen Auftritt im Hessen Report im Fernsehen. Beatrix Rief verdanke ich dieses “lucky light on me”, eine tolle Erfahrung. Seitdem nenne ich Frankfurt “My Good Luck City” und im Jazzkeller begann auch alles für mich als Musiker. Deshalb liegt mir der Club auch so nah am Herzen, deshalb hatte ich auch die Idee, meine “Musikmesse Warm Up Party” dort zu realisieren, immer in der Nacht bevor die Messe startet was zu einer schönen Tradition wurde. Im ersten Jahr, in dem ich dann auch ein wenig Sponsoring von Philip Morris bekam, konnte ich damit einige Flugtickets für befreundete Musik bezahlen. Darüber war ich sehr glücklich. Dabei rauche ich selbst gar nicht.

Wie würden Sie Ihr persönliches Verhältnis zu Deutschland und Frankfurt beschrieben?
Lassen Sie es mich so sagen: ich liebe Frankfurt und die Frankfurter waren immer gut zu mir in all den Jahren. Ich könnte ein ganzes Buch über die Zeit schreiben, in der ich in Bornheim wohnte und Nacht für Nacht in der alten Jazzkneipe in der Berliner Straße auftrat. Das war der Treffpunkt, wo auch die Musiker der HR Bigband hinkamen und es gab eine generöse Chefin in der kleinen Kneipe. Auch Regine Dobberschütz und Eugen Hahn im Jazzkeller waren wahre Jazzengel für mich, die mir so vieles ermöglichten in der Zeit. Wir konnten auch in den Studios von AFN Radio spielen, waren die einzigen Musiker, die das – mit einer Sondergenehmigung des US Militärs – durften. Für ein wenig Promotion für die Musikmesse. Wir nannten das Programm für die AFN “Profile TV “-Show “Sound Police”. Wir hatten viel Spaß. Kein Wunder also, dass ich Frankfurt als my home away from home begreife und ich mich jedes Mal wieder freue zur Musikmesse zu reisen, in diesem Jahr übrigens zum 27. Mal in Folge. Und ich bin diesmal besonders aufgeregt, heim nach Frankfurt zu kommen weil ich gerade 60 Jahre alt geworden bin.

Wer wird in diesem Jahr zum Gelingen des Konzertes mit teils komponierter, teils improvisierter Musik, so nehme ich an, beitragen und was für einen Sound wird die Band präsentieren?
Ich habe etwa 90% der Kompositionen geschrieben, die wir spielen werden. Es ist die Musik, die man auch in meiner New Yorker TV-Show hören kann und die mich mehrmals um die Welt getragen hat. Meinen Stil nenne ich “Swinging Funky Jazz and Blues” und featurert die ganz wunderbaren Solisten in meine Band: Tony Lakatos, den großen ungarischen Tenorsaxophonisten, der auch Mitglied in der hr Bigband ist, dann meinen alten Freund Giovanni Gulino, diesen tollen Schlagzeuger, der schon für fast alle Großen der Szene getrommelt hat. Ich liebe diese Jungs. Als Gitarrist ist mein alten Freund und Kollege Joe Berger dabei, den man auch als The Berger-Meister kennt. Auf diese Formation bin ich wirklich stolz.

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

Celebration Concert, Lew Soloff, Memorial, Manhattan School of Music, Trumpet, Big Band, Gil Evans Orchestra, Jon Faddis, Remembrance, Solo performance, Jon Hammond, HammondCast, Local 802 Musicians

Part 2 Lew Soloff Celebration Movie By Jon Hammond

June 21, 2015

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Part 2 Lew Soloff Celebration Movie By Jon Hammond

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Part 2 Lew Soloff Celebration concert / gathering June 8, 2015 at Manhattan School of Music condensed from what I could shoot from my chair in the John C. Borden Auditorium. Pt. 3 will be forthcoming folks, Jon Hammond – Release from Lew’s agent Nancy Meyer: LINK: http://www.lewsoloff.com/Celebration%20for%20Lew%20Soloff%20Press%20Release%20Number%203.pdf – Contact: Nancy Meyer (909) 547 0504 nancy@batesmeyer.comMUSICIANS JOIN TOGETHER TO HONOR LEW SOLOFFAN EVENING OF MUSIC AND REMEMBRANCE – MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2015New York – A prestigious group of the jazz world’s finest players will pay tribute to their colleague, legendary trumpet player Lew Soloff (Feb. 20, 1944-Mar 8, 2015) on Monday, June 8, 2015 at the John C. Borden Auditorium, located at the Manhattan School of Music (MSM). This event is free to the public and begins at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:15pm.MSM and the Borden Auditorium are located atSoloff was a vital part of the New York jazz scene for more than 50 years. Throughout his respected career, his unique and unforgettable trumpet solos graced hundreds of projects in the fields of jazz, classical, rock, blues, pop and Latin music, including numerous film and TV soundtracks. Many of those whose lives he touched will gather to share their talent in tribute to Soloff on this special evening.The musical program for this celebration is under the direction of Soloff’s close friends Paul Shaffer and Noah Evans. Shaffer will also serve as Master of Ceremonies.

Some of the artists taking part include: Wynton Marsalis, Steve Tyrell, Randy Brecker, Jon Faddis, Will Lee, Chris Potter, Jimmy Owens, Adam Nussbaum, Ray Anderson, Sammy Figueroa and the classical quintet Manhattan Brass. A complete list of those participating is posted below. The program will also include a visual montage of Soloff’s life and career. A comprehensive Soloff artist biography is available at lewsoloff.com.For those who would like to honor Soloff’s memory, tax-deductible contributions at all levels may be made to Manhattan School of Music with donations going toward the school’s Jazz Arts Program. For nearly 20 years, Soloff was part of the Jazz Arts faculty at MSM. The school hopes to create an endowed scholarship in Soloff’s name, thus recognizing in perpetuity this extraordinary musician’s indelible contributions, while also supporting young musicians. For further information, please visit http://www.msmnyc.edu/Give-to-MSM/Tribute- Giving or contact Andrea Sanseverino Galan, Vice President for Advancement, agalan@msmnyc.edu.Musical guests scheduled to perform at press time include: Ray Anderson, Dave Bargeron, Jeff Berlin, Randy Brecker, Cecil Bridgewater, John Clark, Anne Drummond, Mark Egan, Miles Evans, Jon Faddis, Sammy Figueroa, Alex Foster, Carlos Franzetti, Gil Goldstein, Beth Gottlieb, Danny Gottlieb, Grace Kelly, Will Lee, Pete Levin, Jesse Levy, Fred Lipsius, Tom Malone, Manhattan Brass (Wayne Du Maine, R.J. Kelley, Michael Seltzer, David Taylor), Lou Marini, Wynton Marsalis, Lisa Maxwell, Emily Mitchell, Francois Moutin, Adam Nussbaum, Shunzo Ohno, Jimmy Owens, Chris Potter, Jhair Sala, Paul Shaffer, Brandon Soloff, Bob Stewart, Steve Tyrell, Adam Mandela Walden and Jeff “Tain” Watts.122nd Street, just steps West of Broadway), New York, New York 10027. For further120 Claremont Avenue (entrance on Westinformation please contact Caryn Freitag, Communications and Public RelationsAssociate at MSM, (917) 493-4536 or cfreitag@msmnyc.edu.-end- Jon Hammond: http://www.HammondCast.com/
Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM – Manhattan School of Music — with Alex Foster, David Taylor, Lisa Maxwell, Tom Bones Malone, Lew Soloff, Jeff Watts, Noah Evans, Wayne J du Maine, Blue Lou Marini, Lena Soloff, Laura Solomon, Will Lee and Gil Evans Page at John C. Borden Auditorium, Manhattan School of Music

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Lou Colombo, KYOU Radio, Wychmere Harbor Club, Harwich Port MA, B3 Organ, Frank Shea, Trumpet, Jazz, Standards, Tip O’Neill, Cape Cod

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Lou Colombo House Band at Wychmere Harbor Club L to R Frank Shea d, Lou Colombo t, Jack Pena g, Jon Hammond o

Picnic Time in the Colombo’s Backyard – South Yarmouth MA Cape Cod

HammondCast 201 KYOU Radio, today Jon Hammond puts the spotlight on Lou Colombo trumpet player band leader originally from Brockton MA, Jon played organ with Lou for 2.5 years on the house band at the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club and Thompson’s Clam Bar in Harwich Port Cape Cod MA – a recently discovered recording from the bandstand with Lou Colombo, Jon Hammond on B3 organ, Frank Shea drums and 2 additional horns on a big Saturday night at the legendary Wychmere Harbor Club in Harwich Port! ©JON HAMMOND International

Berklee College of Music — Re-discovered recordings with Lou Colombo: HammondCast 202 Pt 2 Spotlight on Lou Colombo KYOU Radio:

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

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

AUDIO: http://ia700404.us.archive.org/26/items/JonHammondHammondCast202KYOURadio/HammondCast202.mp3

HammondCast 202 KYOU Radio special edition with part 2 of recording from Wychmere Harbor Club when Jon played B3 organ on the Lou Colombo Band, the house band at Wychmere Harbor Club in Harwich Port Cape Cod MA. First backing up a feature dance duo with cha cha …

Fort Myers Florida — Lou Colombo and Jon Hammond just a few days before Lou was tragically killed while driving home from his gig
March 2012

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Wikipedia in Deutsch
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou_Colombo

Lou Colombo (* 22. August 1927 in Brockton, Massachusetts[1]; † 3. März 2012 in Fort Myers, Florida) war ein US-amerikanischer Musiker (Trompete, Kornett, Flügelhorn) im Bereich des Swing und Mainstream Jazz.

Colombo begann mit zwölf Jahre Trompete zu spielen, war zunächst sieben Jahre Baseball-Profispieler bei den Brooklyn Dodgers, bevor ihn mit 24 Jahren eine Knieverletzung zwang, seine Sportlerkarriere zu beenden. Er arbeitete danach als Vollzeitmusiker meist als Ensemblespieler und Studiomusiker, u. a. in den Big Bands von Dizzy Gillespie, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Buddy Morrow und Perez Prado, außerdem bei Sessions mit Meredith D’Ambrosio (South to a Warmer Place, 1989), George Masso (That Old Gang of Mine, 1996) und Jerry Jerome (Something Borrowed, Something Blue).[3] Unter eigenem Namen spielte er einige Alben ein, darunter 1990 bei Concord Records ein Tributalbum für Bobby Hackett ein, an dem u. a. auch Dave McKenna und Keith Copeland mitwirkten. Colombo, der fünf Jahrzehnte in der Jazzszene von Cape Cod aktiv war, starb Anfang März 2012 im Alter von 84 Jahren an den Folgen eines Verkehrsunfalls.

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

Youtube http://youtu.be/934LYZwSpxs

Jon Hammond’s coverage of the annual NAMM in Memoriam Tribute to Industry Leaders Lost. Always near the end of day 1 we take time to reflect, NAMM Historians Dan Del Fiorentino and Tony Arambarri put together a special reel showing members of the NAMM Community who have passed, L.A. Bagpipers play – on this clip the audio is original music from Jon Hammond “Lydia’s Tune” since Youtube flags the bagpiper’s track – for complete NAMM Memorial: https://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/namm-memoriam-industry-tribute-2015 – HammondCast http://www.HammondCast.com #NAMM

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1213472

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/118886655

NAMM Show Day 1 — Greg Herreman Event Producer directing operations on the big GoPro Stage just before the annual NAMM Tribute to Industry Leaders Lost – like Secret Service with a microphone in his sleeve, super slick!

– Jon Hammond — with Greg Herreman at The NAMM Show.

Getting closer to hit time for NAMM Memoriam Industry Tribute – NAMM Chairman Larry Morton also Kevin Cranley and Debbi Cranley are talking with Dan Del Fiorentino – spotlights are moving in to place, Hats On…Bagpipers ready!

– Jon Hammond — with Dan Del Fiorentino at The NAMM Show.

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2gj8lw_namm-memorial-tribute-industry-leaders-lost-hammondcast-coverage_music

Head Phone Funk Masterpiece
Jon Hammond Band With Bernard Purdie Side Camera
*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Head Phone Funk Masterpiece Jon Hammond Band With Bernard Purdie Side Camera
Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/HeadPhoneFunkMasterpieceJonHammondBandWithBernardPurdieSideCamera
Head Phone Funk Masterpiece Jon Hammond Band with Bernard Purdie side camera – special thanks to Tino Pavlis and Joachim Wiesel for this side view camera footage of Jon Hammond Band NAMM Showcase
– Jon Hammond original funk composition “Head Phone” featuring legendary Fatback Funk drummer Bernard “Pretty” Bernard “Pretty” Purdie and Jon’s long-time colleague Joe Berger on guitar, from Tokyo Japan Koei Tanaka Suzuki Harmonica artist Suzuki Harmonica – Official Facebook Page – Official Facebook Page Alex Budman tenor saxophone and Jon Hammond at the B3mk2 organ and high-power model 3300 Leslie Speaker with FOH mix by Brian English Audio Denny Mack – this is The Jon Hammond Organ Group – Funk Masterpiece performance with announcement by Stephen Fortner Editor of Keyboard Magazine on a big Friday Night in the Anaheim Hilton Hotel Lobby, enjoy! © JON HAMMOND International, INC. ASCAP – Suzuki Musical Instruments
YouTube http://youtu.be/1r0SSgNoJXU

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=989931187702345

Funk Masterpiece performance with announcement by Stephen Fortner Editor of Keyboard Magazine on a big Friday Night in the Anaheim Hilton Hotel Lobby, enjoy! © JON HAMMOND International, INC. ASCAP

YouTube http://youtu.be/1r0SSgNoJXU – Suzuki Musical Instruments — with Jon Hammond, Joe Berger and Bernard Purdie at The NAMM Show.

Jon Hammond on the scene covering Joe Franklin’s annual Thanksgiving show and free turkey dinner at Laugh Factory NYC, a great tradition, Miracle on 42nd St.! Owner Richard Basciano an icon of Times Square says “By giving this holiday gift we want to give our thanks to the people NYC for making us what we are today .”
No one should be alone on this day of giving thanks and all are invited. Come out for a day of food and fun and share good times with friends. Happy Thanksgiving from Times Square Arts Center and The World Famous Laugh Factory. Enjoy Joe Franklin legend of Radio & TV here! jh

Lew Soloff, Celebration of Life, Memorial, Musicians, Manhattan School of Music, Gil Evans Orchestra, Local 802, Musicians Union, Trumpet Player, Educator, Father, Jazz Musicians, Blood Sweat and Tears, #HammondOrgan #CableAccess

Paul J. Ash Tribute Concert Jon’s Journal

April 15, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Paul J. Ash Tribute Concert 540p version

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/PaulJ.AshTributeConcert

720p version from Jon’s archive – takes longer to load: https://archive.org/details/PaulJ.AshTributeConcert720p

Remembering Paul J. Ash with this Allstar Lineup concert video and pics by Jon Hammond – taken during a very powerful celebration of the life of Paul J. Ash LINK to Tribute Page For Paul J Ash March 29, 1929 – February 5, 2014 Tribute Page For Paul J Ash March 29, 1929 – February 5, 2014 at Jazz Ministry at Saint Peter’s – packed with heavy weight musicians to pay tribute to long-time husband of my friend Nobuko Cobi Narita, I’m happy I could be there, keep the Spirit and great memories! Jon Hammond – on this segment: Harold Mabern piano, Little Bird Jimmy Heath tenor saxophone, Carol Sudhalter flute, Jack Jeffers bass trombone, Art Baron trombone, Lisle Atkinson bass, Bernard Purdie drums – *note: The great Frank Owens played piano throughout most of the evening, the music continued on through the whole night – JH
— with Art Baron, Carol Sudhalter, Bernard Purdie, Nobuko Cobi Narita and Martin W. Mueller

This movie is part of the collection: Community Video

Last night, a rousing ‘Satin Doll’ with Little Bird Jimmy Heath tenor, Carol Sudhalter flute, Bernard Purdie drums, Art Baron trombone, looks like Jack Jeffers bass trombone Harold Mabern at the piano, Lisle Atkinson bass (had just taken over from Wilbur Bascomb who played earlier

*Bernice Brooks is the drummer, thanks Carol! JH – I was there for 5 hours and it was still going on when I finally had to split – he left the most amazing network of friends and musicians that continues on, I’m happy I could be there – R.I.P. Paul Ash March 29, 1929 – February 5, 2014 – Jon Hammond

From photo film shown golden moments – Paul and Cobi

Jon Hammond’s photos and video clip taken during a very powerful celebration of the life of Paul J. Ash – Jazz Ministry at Saint Peter’s NYC
Lexington and 54th Street

The Famous Stevie Wonder and Jon Hammond Photo Just In!

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1099403

Stevie Wonder and Jon Hammond Photo Just In! Photo Credit and Many Thanks to Bernie Capicchiano of Bernies Music Land Australia, thanks a million Bernie!!! You can clearly see Stevie is shanking my hand – he shook it about 5 different ways while we were talking, his fingers are his eyes living in the world of Music that has blessed us all! This was at the Hammond Organ USA Suzuki Musical Instruments stand number 5100 Winter NAMM Show 2014, I got to speak with him last year also and met him the first time in 1972 – this is a precious photo from Bernie! – Jon Hammond – at The NAMM Show
Stevie’s Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevie_Wonder
musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, he has become one of the most creative and loved musical performers of the late 20th century.[2] Wonder signed with Motown’s Tamla label at the age of eleven[2] and continues to perform and record for Motown as of the early 2010s. He has been blind since shortly after birth.[3]
Among Wonder’s works are singles such as “Superstition”, “Sir Duke”, “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” and “I Just Called to Say I Love You”; and albums such as Talking Book, Innervisions and Songs in the Key of Life.[2] He has recorded more than thirty U.S. top ten hits and received twenty-two Grammy Awards, the most ever awarded to a male solo artist, and has sold over 100 million albums and singles, making him one of the top 60 best-selling music artists.[4] Wonder is also noted for his work as an activist for political causes, including his 1980 campaign to make Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday a holiday in the United States.[5] In 2009, Wonder was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace.[6] In 2008, Billboard magazine released a list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists to celebrate the US singles chart’s fiftieth anniversary, with Wonder at number five…cont. — with Stevie Wonder at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center

Dankeschön to my good friend Tino Pavlis for sending me this very precious photograph of me speaking with Stevie Wonder last month at The NAMM Show,

thanks a million Tino!

P.Mauriat Players Session with Jon Hammond Day 1 NAMM 2014

Youtube http://youtu.be/35qxoEkC74E

(Higher Quality) A wonderful jazz session at P.Mauriat / Pmauriat Albest NAMM stand number 4514 on first day of NAMM 2014 together with Jon Hammond on the organ with tenor saxophonists Aldo Salvent, Alex Budman, Josh Quinlan, Terell Stafford trumpet, checking names, more coming – Jon Hammond http://www.HammondCast.com/ – The NAMM Show — with Alex Budman, Aldo Salvent, Terrel Stafford, Josh Quinlan and more..

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1099403

P Mauriat HQ / Pmauriat Albest action – Jon Hammond flanked by Eric Hsu and David Kornusov

– bringing down the volume with Jazz Ballads LINK http://youtu.be/Llv6MKNOvks Jon Hammond and Greg Osby
LINK: http://youtu.be/3UukhoJPe0E Jon Hammond and Arno Haas – The NAMM Show stand 4514

This is how we sound check at 9 o’clock in the morning in the bright California sun – thanks Fender for the big super bad Fender Super Bassman amp, it’s amazing how good 10 inch speakers can sound! Jon Hammond – The NAMM Show Center Patio Stage – LINK: http://youtu.be/0656E-IWDn8 Dom Famularo Feature on Jon Hammond Band NAMM Show

— with Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center

Fender Super Bassman – 300 watts Tube Power, sounds good with my organ!

Jon Hammond

Dick Boak of C.F. Martin & Company (Guitars)- thanks for bringing Eric Clapton’s Blue acoustic guitar to NAMM,

looking / sounding real good Dick! – Jon Hammond

Detlef Kinsler Journal Frankfurtl / Frankfurter Rundschau) and Jon Hammond here

at Jon’s last musikmesse Warm Up Party – next one: 11th March 21:00UHR – celebrating 28th year Frankfurt Musikmesse Action World’s Largest Musical Instruments Show and Prolight + Sound and Jon’s birthday with special guests and friends from Messe Frankfurt in the good old Jazzkeller with Jon Hammond Band Easier Download FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: http://blog.sfgate.com/jon-hammond/2014/03/01/easier-download-for-immediate-release-musikmesse-warm-up-party/ Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/NoXCessBaggageBlues2013HD720p

Oslo Norway — Jon Hammond flanked by Jan Grindheim and Kevin Gallagher in front of Oslo City Hall – LINK: http://youtu.be/3SEJhqXVqiU 06

A special visit with Lord Mayor of Oslo Per Ditlev-Simonsen in Oslo Norway on Jon Hammond’s HammondCast Show — at Oslo City Hall

Nice job on “Body and Soul” James Carter when we played it last month in the Pmauriat Albest / P Mauriat HQ Stand at The NAMM Show

— with Jon Hammond and James Carter at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center

L to R: Richard Clements, Mike Camoia, Jon Hammond, Bob Cunningham

Jon Hammond and Bob Cunningham playing at Local 802

In 720p

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/NoXCessBaggageBlues2013HD720p

No X-Cess Baggage Blues Written by Jon Hammond for his friends at PIA because they let him take quite a lot of baggage over many times in the old days on Pakistan International Airlines – Joe Berger gets down on his custom JJ Guitar here, Tony Lakatos Pmauriat Albest tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Jon Hammond at his Hammond SK-1 organ / bass ©JH INTL ASCAP – Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party 27th year in Jazzkeller – as seen in Journal Frankfurt article http://www.journal-frankfurt.de/journal_news/Kultur-9/My-home-away-from-home-Jon-Hammond-zum-27-Mal-auf-der-Musikmesse-18308.html?src=funkyjazz&id&rewrite_titel
MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Folks, I’m happy to announce that Peter Klohmann will be stepping in to play tenor saxophone on The Jon Hammond Band for our 28th year Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt Tuesday 11th of March! Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and myself Jon Hammond at the organ, it’s going to be a great evening in the very precious Jazzkeller Frankfurt, down below in the keller on the Kleine Bockenheimer Straße 18a, 60313 Frankfurt am Main

– fantastic atmosphere and Team and wonderful occasion – looking forward to see all our friends again, continuing this wonderful tradition to kick off the fantastic musikmesse event once again! We hope that all our exhibitor friends will have enough energy left after a day of building their stands to come join us, relax with some good music, good company and some special surprises I can promise! Coming up real soon – see you from other side – everybody have safe smooth flights coming in to the beautiful Frankfurt Airport / Flughafen from all over the world for this great International Trade Fair! Jon Hammond & Band

Youtube http://youtu.be/zQBZ1N-xq9Y

Main Man Eugen Hahn announcing Jon Hammond Band

MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME http://journal-frankfurt.de/funkyjazz

Jazzkeller Frankfurt Tuesday 11th of March

From Detlef Kinsler Journal Frankfurt

Nomen est omen. Der Mann heißt Hammond und spielt eine Hammond. Der Organist aus New York freut sich auf Frankfurt und lädt zur Musikmesse Warm Up Party

Photo by Joachim Hildebrand

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/p-mauriat-players-session-with-jon-hammond-day-1-namm-2014-6741701

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Remembering Paul Ash, Sam Ash Music, NAMM Show, Jazz, Memorial, Local 802, Bob Cunningham, Bernard Purdie, Allstar Lineup, Jimmy Heath, Cobi Narita, Community, Jon Hammond historian

Abend Klaus Maier Memorial Eve On His Birthday

November 23, 2013

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Abend Klaus Maier Memorial Eve On His Birthday

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/KlausMaierGedenkAbendKlausMaierMemorialEveOnHisBirthdayLarge540p

Youtube http://youtu.be/dJl2gr6Ze5o

A very special evening commemorating and celebrating the Life and Legacy of this most incredible generous Man – Teacher, Father, Musician – Professor Klaus Maier on his 67th Birthday 18th November at 18th Hour in Ulrich-von-Ensingen-Realschule Ulm where he taught Physics and Life for more than 30 years – we gather in The Musiksaal to share stories and play music. Am Morgen des 6. Oktober 2013 hatte Klaus eine Gehirnblutung und wurde drei Tage später in Frieden für immer von uns gerufen.
Er lebt weiter, in allen, die ihn geschätzt und geachtet haben, als echten Freund, Ratgeber, Lehrer und Mensch.
Schon im Leben war er eine Legende. – Klaus Maier you will always be greatly missed!http://hammond.de/klaus/
*Note: Michael Falkenstein Klaus’ loving Son and his wonderful lady Jennifer Schiele did a super job of putting this very special evening together in a very short amount of time – I want to say a big dankeschön to them and thanks a million for inviting me to be there with you and play some music in honor of your Father! Sincerely, Jon Hammond
— with Michael Falkenstein, Klaus Maier and Matthias Freund at Klaus Maier Gedenk-Abend Klaus Maier Memorial-Eve on his Birthday

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/abend-klaus-maier-memorial-eve-on-his-birthday-6694303

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iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1063470

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/80143724

Klaus Maier, Physics Teacher, Ulrich-von-Ensingen-Realschule, Ulm, Memorial, Birthday, Michael Falkenstein, Pupils, Hammond Suzuki Deutschland, Friends