Posts Tagged ‘Moscow Russia’

David Letterman Show at NBC with Eddie Money & Paul Shaffer Band, also John Entwistle, Harold Channer & Moscow Concert Jon Hammond Show

May 21, 2015

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: David Letterman Show at NBC with Eddie Money & Paul Shaffer Band, also John Entwistle, Harold Channer & Moscow Concert Jon Hammond Show

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/GSckuJmTGhs

In honor of retirement of Late Show with David Letterman, I’m breaking out some film I shot at NBC with Eddie Money rehearsing with Paul Shaffer and the band, pretty hilarious stuff and some other gems as seen on The Jon Hammond Show – we are 32 years on Public Access in Manhattan Neighborhood Network channel 1 and still going strong folks – every Friday night late / early Sat. morning my original time slot 1:30AM Robin Byrd used to come on right after us when we were on Channels C, D and J Manhattan Cable TV – nowadays we are streaming around the world as well – enjoy, Jon Hammond Organ Group house band – members Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM
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*nice cameo ‪#‎BiffHenderson‬ ! – Long running Cable Access TV Show The Jon Hammond Show flashes back with some vintage segments including in studio Official Eddie Money rehearsal with Paul Shaffer and band at NBC pre-broadcast on David Letterman set with cameo from Biff Henderson, Will Lee, Anton Fig, special thanks Jeff Samaha NBC Stage Manager, then to Providence Rhode Island 1987 performance at The Living Room with John Entwistle and Rat Race Choir doing a kick ass cover of Young Man Blues mixed live by Joe Berger. An impromptu palm percussion performance by Will Lee and then the classic Jon Hammond Show opening with famed weather man Lloyd Lindsay Young and cable access veteran Harold Hudson Channer and Jon Hammond in conversation on Harold’s program Conversations introducing a segment in Moscow Russia with Jon Hammond in concert in Trio with saxophonist Igor Butman, drummer Ed Zizak, as Harold says “It’s a Global Village!”

Enjoy this historic documentary and stay tuned for more from Mr. Hammond’s Archives – TV Producers of Manhattan Neighborhood Network [MNN]

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Tom Bones Malone interview with Jon backstage Ed Sullivan Theatre: Youtube http://youtu.be/bxLx2tXAAZw Tom Bones Malone of Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra Late Show with David Letterman on HammondCast Show

Jon’s archive *LINK: https://archive.org/details/JonHammondTomBonesMaloneonHammondCastKYOURADIO

Tom Bones Malone of Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra Late Show with David Letterman on HammondCast Show KYOURADIO interview with Jon Hammond and Tom, covering his entire career including 10 years with Saturday Night Live as Musician and Music Director. Long time association with Gil Evans, Doc Severensen, featured in movie “Blues Brothers” and tours. Arranger, multi-instrumentalist speaking with Jon just prior to daily taping of Late Show in the Ed Sullivan Theatre dressing rooms.

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260110

Jon Hammond Show MNN TV Channel 1 with Jon Hammond Band concert at San Francisco City Hall, Awesome Tribute to Cannonball and Nashville Late Rent Acoustic Nation http://www.HammondCast.com

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Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men laying down some serious Pocket Funk at the 12th annual New Orleans by The Bay Food and Music Festival for Bill Graham Presents. Original Jon Hammond composition from Jon’s album “Late Rent” with James Preston drums from Sons of Champlin band, Larry Schneider tenor saxophone, Barry Finnerty guitar and Jon Hammond at his 1965 Hammond B3 organ
Special thanks Mick Brigden and the BGP Team
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San Francisco California — Jon Hammond Band Lunchtime Gig in front of San Francisco City Hall – shown James Preston drums Jon Hammond at 1965 B3 Hammond organ
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*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Awesome Funky Jazz Tribute To Cannonball NDR Horns Jon Hammond Band Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/AwesomeFunkyJazzTributeToCannonballNDRHornsJonHammondBandFull High Definition Version: Awesome Funky Jazz Tribute to Cannonball NDR Horns feature on Jon Hammond Band Auster Bar Jazz Series concert Hamburg Eimsbüttel. Welcome Knut Benzner – NDR Redaktion! NDR Horns on Jon Hammond Band: L to R Michael Leuschner t., Lutz Büchner t.s., Fiete Felsch a.s. Funky Heinz Lichius drums, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor, Friedrich Fiete Felsch alto, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass

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Original composition by Jon Hammond: Spiceyball Late Rent Moscow

March 2, 2015

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Original composition by Jon Hammond: Spiceyball Late Rent Moscow

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Jon Hammond Trio with Igor Butman and Eduard Zizak in Moscow – Jon’s first time in Moscow playing Jon’s composition Late Rent – Jon mispronounced Спасибо! as Spiceyball! Spiceyball Late Rent – Igor Butman tenor saxophone, Ed Zizak drums, Jon Hammond organ http://www.HammondCast.com/ – as seen on The Jon Hammond Show MNN TV Channel 1 ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP – Jon Hammond Band / Jon Hammond Organ Group – Special thanks Marat Garipov and Faina Cobham — with Jon Hammond and Eduard Zizak in Moscow, Russia

Spiceyball! Late Rent Moscow: http://kernelpanichammondcast.blogspot.com/2014/11/spiceyball-late-rent-moscow.html

Jon’s first time in Moscow playing Jon’s composition Late Rent – Jon mispronounced Спасибо! as Spiceyball! Spiceyball Late Rent – Igor Butman tenor saxophone, Ed Zizak drums, Jon Hammond organ ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP http://www.HammondCast.com *Note: I saw some other Russian guys published my own original content under their name, notice I am the source – Jon Hammond *Member ASCAP / Local 802 Musicians Union – New York USA

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JON HAMMOND Trio w/ Igor Butman & Eduard Zizak “Easy Living”
Organist & CBS/KYCY Radio Host JON HAMMOND playing in Trio with Russian tenor saxophonist IGOR BUTMAN & EDUARD ZIZAK-drums in LE CLUB in THEATRE TAGANKA. The beautiful Ballad “Easy Living” *JENNIFER-Camera *Special Thanks-FAINA ANTONOVA, HAMMOND SUZUKI, ALEXANDER VERSHBOW *STORY: http://community.webtv.net/ GoldenPenMan/BLUESINTHEMOSCOW

The View from our hotel room on the 10th floor of the famous Hotel Rossiya in Moscow across from Red Square, I took this photo at Midnight late in June when there is light in the sky very late, magic!

Igor Butman tenor sax, Ed Zizak drums, Jon Hammond organ / bass

Jon Hammond with Russian poster outside gig in Moscow

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Jon Hammond on Russian TV with Igor Butman translating

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Jon Hammond Trio with Igor Butman Moscow and Journal August 3, 2012

August 3, 2012

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond Trio with Igor Butman Moscow Easy Living

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Jazz Moscow Jon Hammond playing beautiful ballad Easy Living with Igor Butman and Ed Zizak in Moscow Russia http://www.jonhammondband.com
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Jon Hammond and Ed Zizak backstage in Moscow Russia

West Oakland California — Every piano has a story, these pianos only have stories left –

outside Soundwave Studios in West Oakland CA – Jon Hammond — at Soundwave Studios

Hamamatsu Action!

Mission Impossible Team – Suzuki Hammond – Suzuki Hall Hamamatsu Japan
L to R: Shigeyuki Ohtaka ‘Tachi’ Waichiro Tachikawa , Yu Beniya , Hiromitsu Ono , Jon Hammond , Tanaka Koei and Suzuki Headquarters Team http://www.HammondCast.com/ — with Waichiro Tachikawa, Yu Beniya and Hiromitsu Ono in Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka

Anaheim California — Hammond organists Brian Auger and Jon Hammond at Winter NAMM 2012 — with Brian Auger at Anaheim Convention Center

Frankfurt Germany — Very important meeting internationally coordinated on stand building day for Musikmesse Frankfurt – Yu Beniya and Jon Hammond at Hotel Maritim, Congress Center Messe Frankfurt http://www.messefrankfurt.com/frankfurt/en/messe/exhibition-grounds%20/congress_center.html — with Yu Beniya

Frankfurt Germany — Coffee Time With The Boys – getting ready for 26th consecutive Musikmesse Frankfurt L to R: Joe Berger, Tino Pavlis, Jon Hammond, Frank Poehl — with Joe Berger, Tino Pavlis and Frank Poehl at Frankfurt Sachsenhausen.

New York NY — Harlem Blues and Jazz Band Musicians Michael Max Fleming bass, 97 year old Fred Staton living legend tenor saxophonist, Art Baron trombone, Jackie Williams drums – playing for Zeke Mullins’ birthday party – Zeke played piano in house rhythm section that night at Local 802 Monday Night Jazz Session sponsored by Jazz Foundation of America – Jon Hammond

http://www.jonhammondband.com/blog.html/local_802_birthday_party_for_reynold_zeke_mullins_pics_from_jon_hammond/ — with Art Baron at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM

Sausalito California — The Adventures of Takamitsu Yashiro ‘Taka Blue Groove’ – with Chevy Van at Taste of Rome Cafe in very lucky parking space –

Jon Hammond — with Takamitsu Yashiro at Taste of Rome.

Oakland California Temescal District — Colorful Custom Painted VW Beetle apparently belonging to a musician or music person –

vanity plates read 4 Music (u as a heart) – Jon Hammond — at Temescal Area Oakland

Port of San Francisco — Sign for Port of San Francisco by Pier 50 near AT&T Park on Jerry Garcia 70th Birthday day

– Jon Hammond — at Port of San Francisco

San Francisco California — Picture on wall of John’s Ocean Beach Cafe of lady swimmer’s at Sutro Silver Slide at Sutro Baths

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The Sutro Baths were a large, privately owned swimming pool complex in San Francisco, California, built in the late 19th century. The building housing the baths burned down in 1966 and was abandoned. The ruins may still …See More — at John’s Ocean Beach Cafe

San Francisco California — John’s Ocean Beach Cafe – Jon Hammond — at John’s Ocean Beach Cafe

Oakland California – Jon Hammond’s Sk1 Hammond organ in live room at Coyote Hearing Studios for Kiyoshi Foster recording session – Jon Hammond — at Coyote Hearing Studio

Oakland California – Coyote Hearing Studios — Tracking organ on Kyoshi Foster recording session with Jeremy Black and Kyoshi Foster in the control room at Coyote Hearing Studios

– Jon Hammond — at Coyote Hearing Studio

Jon Hammond playing his trusty 1965 Hammond B3 organ and Leslie 122 owned since 18 years old at family house with back off, you can see a few custom mods by the legendary Bill Beer R.I.P. of Keyboard Products

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The famous Rainbow Tunnel going in to Marin County coming off the Golden Gate Bridge – on the ‘William T. Bagley Freeway’ just before Waldo Grade – Jon Hammond
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Waldo Tunnel
The Waldo tunnel, southern portal
Waldo Tunnel is the unofficial name of a tunnel on U.S. Route 101 between the Golden Gate Bridge and Sausalito. It is named after Waldo Point along Ric…See More — at Rainbow Tunnel

Sausalito California — Takamitsu Yashiro ‘Taka Blue Groove’ right on time for coffee! *Lucky parking place Taka!

Jon Hammond — with Takamitsu Yashiro

San Francisco California — Self Cooking Bird Sits On Top Of Microwave Antenna – Jon Hammond

朝はサンフランシスコの北、ゴールデンゲートブリッジを渡ってすぐのハーバーの小さな街、サルサリートでハモンドオルガンプレイヤーのジョンハモンドと再開。コーヒーを飲んだカフェもカッコ良かった。いつかジョンとのギグを日本で実現させたいと思います。

— with Jon Hammond at Sausalito Yacht Harbor

Golden Gate Bridge — Suicide Lane SF Bound On A FoggyDay – Jon Hammond
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Sausalito California — Cafe Latte with my good friend Takamitsu Yashiro “Taka Blue Groove” visiting from Kamakura Japan

– Jon Hammond — with Takamitsu Yashiro at Taste of Rome

Frankfurt Germany — Jon Hammond Band – When I Fall In Love in Jazzkeller Frankfurt – Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bwqe0YbzSY
Annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt hosted by Jon Hammond Band

Tony Lakatos tenor sax
Joe Berger guitar
Jon Hammond XK-1 organ
Giovanni Gulino drums
When I Fall In Love
special thanks Eugen Hahn Jazzkeller Frankfurt Team, Musikmesse, Waichiro Tachikawa Suzuki Hammond, Michael Maier Falkenstein Hammond Deutschland, Video Camera by Jennifer
Jon Hammond is a member of AFM Local 802 Musicians Union and Local 6
http://www.jonhammondband.com/ — at Jazzkeller

Ocean Beach, Sausalito, Kiyoshi Foster, Jeremy Black, Coyote Hearing Studio, Jon Hammond, Moscow Russia, Igor Butman, Ed Zizak, West Oakland, Jazz, Blues, Organ, Sk1

Easy Living in Moscow Russia Jon Hammond Trio with Igor Butman and Ed Zizak

November 16, 2011

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Easy Living in Moscow Russia Jon Hammond Trio with Igor Butman and Ed Zizak

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JON HAMMOND Trio w/ Igor Butman & Eduard Zizak “Easy Living”
Organist & CBS/KYCY Radio Host JON HAMMOND playing in Trio with Russian tenor saxophonist IGOR BUTMAN & EDUARD ZIZAK-drums in LE CLUB in THEATRE TAGANKA. The beautiful Ballad “Easy Living” *JENNIFER-Camera *Special Thanks-FAINA COBHAM, HAMMOND SUZUKI, ALEXANDER VERSHBOW *STORY: http://community.webtv.net/ GoldenPenMan/BLUESINTHEMOSCOW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufJ1zC1hthY

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Joe Franklin Thanksgiving at The Laugh Factory

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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 http://www.HammondCast.com

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: When I Fall In Love in The jazzkeller Frankfurt

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

Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt hosted by Jon Hammond Band
Tony Lakatos tenor sax
Jon Hammond XK-1 organ
Giovanni Gulino drums
When I Fall In Love
special thanks Eugen Hahn Jazzkeller Frankfurt Team, Musikmesse, Waichiro Tachikawa Suzuki Hammond, Michael Maier Falkenstein Hammond Deutschland, Video Camera by Jennifer http://www.jonhammondband.com

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*WATCH VIDEO: Conversations Show Part 1 Harold Channer and Jon Hammond MNN TV

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Excerpt from ‘Conversations Show’, Harold Channer with guest TV/Radio Host & Producer Jon Hammond on MNN TV in New York City. Hear Harold and Jon discuss Public Access Television and play a clip from Jon’s very first broadcast on MCTV Channel C ‘The Jon Hammond Show’ with original music and graphics from BackBeat Productions that aired for first time Feb. 2, 1984. Jon’s TV show is now in it’s 24th year and he is hosting daily radio show ‘HammondCast Early Edition http://www.HammondCast.com

Harold Hudson Channer and Jon Hammond in the studios of MNN TV

The famous envelope containing program labels for The Jon Hammond Show on MNN TV

Jon Hammond Show Still images

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dIOlsv6a4E

Conversations Part 2 Harold Channer and Jon Hammond MNN TV

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNpxGW8PPQg

Part 2 of Conversations with Harold Channer and Jon Hammond “The Global Village”…music as the Universal Language, music without words is the best way to effect global change, Jon’s theory in action with a clip from Moscow Russia concert together with Russian tenor sax star Igor Butman, drummer Eduard Zizak and Jon at the organ doing the classic Jazz Ballad “My One And Only Love” from the John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman ‘Ballads’ album. And wrap up conversation with Broadcaster, Philosopher Producer and World Traveler Harold Hudson Channer http://channer.tv on Manhattan Neighborhood Network

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Jon tries on a Russian hat in Moscow

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Moscow Red Square picture from Jon’s room on 10th floor of Rossiya Hotel “Blues In The Moscow White Nights”

JON HAMMOND Trio w/ Igor Butman & Eduard Zizak “Easy Living”
Organist & CBS/KYCY Radio Host JON HAMMOND playing in Trio with Russian tenor saxophonist IGOR BUTMAN & EDUARD ZIZAK-drums in LE CLUB in THEATRE TAGANKA. The beautiful Ballad “Easy Living” *JENNIFER-Camera *Special Thanks-FAINA ANTONOVA, HAMMOND SUZUKI, ALEXANDER VERSHBOW *STORY: http://community.webtv.net/ GoldenPenMan/BLUESINTHEMOSCOW

The View from our hotel room on the 10th floor of the famous Hotel Rossiya in Moscow across from Red Square, I took this photo at Midnight late in June when there is light in the sky very late, magic!

Igor Butman tenor sax, Ed Zizak drums, Jon Hammond organ / bass

Jon Hammond with Russian poster outside gig in Moscow

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvWY8rG163E

Jon Hammond on Russian TV with Igor Butman translating

Jon Hammond Band News, Catch Jon daily on KYOU Radio HammondCast

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Jon Hammond Band on MySpace

Jon Hammond is now on FaceBook

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Lydia’s Tune

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE Lydia’s Tune in Jazzkeller Frankfurt JON HAMMOND Band

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

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Lydia’s Tune Hammond Sk1 World’s First Road Test

*WATCH THE VIDEO: Lydia’s Tune Hammond Sk1 World’s First Road Test

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LYDIA’S TUNE by Jon Hammond on Hammond Sk1 (bossa nova) World’s First Road Test of ultra-portable Hammond Sk1 with Jon Hammond Band in Germany at Jon’s annual Musikmesse-Session in Jazzkeller Hofheim April 8, 2011 Special Thanks Suzuki Musical Instruments, Ken Atsumi, Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, Hiromitsu Ono, Yu Beniya, Shigeyuki Ohtaka, Shuji Suzuki, Bernie Capicchiano, Malc Deakin Hammond Suzuki UK Europe, Michael Falkenstein Hammond Suzuki Germany, camera: Jennifer
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Sk1 Sk2 Hammond Suzuki Musikmesse Blues Organ Hofheim Hamamatsu Japan

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No X-Cess Baggage Sk1 Blues – Sk1 Theme Song – World’s First Road Test of ultra-portable Hammond Sk1 with Jon Hammond Band in Germany at Jon’s annual Musikmesse-Session in Jazzkeller Hofheim April 8, 2011 Special Thanks Suzuki Musical Instruments, Bernie Capicchiano, Malc Deakin Hammond Suzuki UK Europe, Michael Falkenstein Hammond Suzuki Germany, camera: Jennifer
Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Gulino drums, Peter Klohmann tenor sax, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond Stage Keyboard http://www.jonhammondband.com
Sk1 Sk2 Hammond Suzuki Musikmesse Blues Organ Hofheim Hamamatsu Japan

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No X-Cess Baggage Sk1 Blues from Jon Hammond on Vimeo.

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April 26, 2011 Photos and Music News by Jon Hammond

October 28, 2011

*LINK: April 26, 2011 Photos and Music News by Jon Hammond

Conversations With Harold Channer Part 4 Jon Hammond 
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*WATCH VIDEO: Conversations With Harold Channer Part 4 Jon Hammond Interview http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondConversationsWithHaroldChannerPt4JonHammondInterview Hear Jon Hammond telling Harold Hudson Channer about his days playing Hammond organ nightly in the strip tease clubs in Boston Combat Zone in the mafia clubs as house organist at World Famous 2 O’Clock Club run by mobsters like Teddy Venus and Louie Venus the Venus Brothers. Just back from performing and presenting a Key Note Presentation in Melbourne Australia Ringwood Victoria at Bernies Music Land. Jon brought back a classic Akubra Australian Hat and recorded an album with drummer Michael Jordan LIVE AT BERNIES http://www.amazon.com/Live-At-Bernies-Jon-Hammond/dp/B003K7TMWM and a segment of Jon Hammond Band live in Jazzkeller Frankfurt with introduction by club owner Eugen Hahn featuring Jon’s lineup of Joe Berger guitar, Kevin James Mauder tenor saxophone, Heinz Lichius drums and Jon Hammond at the organ

Jon Hammond with Akubra Hat from Australia

Eugen Hahn introducing Jon Hammond Band at Jazzkeller Frankfurt

Harold Hudson Channer and Jon Hammond in conversation

Jon Hammond new touring rig with Hammond Sk1 organ, EXP-50 Expression Pedal, Italian keyboard stand by Bespeco, Flight Case by Gator cases, Kart-A-Bag Super 600 wheels

Jon and Harold looking at the in-studio monitor in studios of MNN TV on W. 59th St. in New York City

Conversations Pt 4 Harold Channer and Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond Band onstage at Jazzkeller Frankfurt with Kevin James Mauder tenor sax, Heinz Lichius drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at XB-2 Hammond organ

Live At Bernies Jon Hammond (Artist) | Format: Audio CD

Wonderful live recording of Hammond Organ with drums.This classic organ club format was at its zenith in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Live at Bernies captures this unique feel and sound, with the internationally recognized hands of Jon Hammond and Michael Jordan providing expert renditions of many classic favorites. This crystal clear live recording sounds like you have an Organ Lounge in your living room! The performances are excellent and Jon displays his great experience and demonstrates the capabilities of the Digital New B3. The natural live feel is very refreshing. Jon Hammond on iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/jon-hammond/id4308313 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=569f9Nz0gns Music News Brought To You By Jon Hammond on CONVERSATIONS WITH HAROLD HUDSON CHANNER on MNNTV Intelligent Relevant Television Talk Harold Channer is a talk-show host on public access television network Manhattan Neighborhood Network, or MNN. He is the longest-running producer for the network, having done over 2,200 interviews over 40 years. Speaking here with Jon Hammond *WATCH THE VIDEO: 10 Years Later Tribute To Victims of 9/11 Jon Hammond Band Get Back In The Groovehttp://www.archive.org/details/JonHammond_TributetoVictimsof9_11_JONHAMMONDBand TONY LAKATOS-tenor sax HEINZ LICHIUS-drums JOE BERGER-guitar JON HAMMOND-XB-2 Organ/Bass *at JAZZKELLER Frankfurt *Note: Special Thanks … all » EUGEN HAHN-Jazzkeller *Camera by: JENNIFER “Tribute to 9/11” (Get Back in the Groove) composed by JON HAMMOND © ASCAP www.JonHammondBand.com 10 Years Later, Tribute To Victims of 9/11, Jon Hammond Band, Soul Music, Jazz, Blues, Organ, Musikmesse, Frankfurt, New York, Get Back In The Groove ASCAP Audio Portraithttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzRVyWFhkek Fleet Week Air Show Surprise Appearance UAL 747 Jumbo Fly-by and music by Jon Hammond 
Fleet Week Air Show Surprise Appearance UAL 747 Jumbo Fly-by and music by Jon Hammond 

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Fleet Week Air Show Surprise Appearance UAL 747 Jumbo Fly-by and music by Jon Hammond 

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This is the biggest Fleet Week extravaganza in 20 years on 
10-10-10 with the most amazing air show featuring a low fly by of a United Airlines 747-400 over San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge – Special thanks to Captain Joe Sobczak – and a thrilling performance by the US Navy Blue Angels. Video shot by Jon Hammond on the deck of motor yacht Higher Hopes nearby Alcatraz, special thanks Dr. Eugene Schoenfeld, United Airlines, Blue Angels, U.S. Coast Guard. Music by Jon Hammond “Late Rent” and “Six Year Itch” as heard on Jon’s daily radio program HammondCast KYOU Radio ©http://www.HammondCast.com/ ASCAP 
Jon says: “The greatest show on Earth and Skies, enjoy!”


April 26, 2011

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Conversations Show Part 1 Harold Channer and Jon Hammond MNN TV

September 24, 2011

*WATCH VIDEO: Conversations Show Part 1 Harold Channer and Jon Hammond MNN TV

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Excerpt from ‘Conversations Show’, Harold Channer with guest TV/Radio Host & Producer Jon Hammond on MNN TV in New York City. Hear Harold and Jon discuss Public Access Television and play a clip from Jon’s very first broadcast on MCTV Channel C ‘The Jon Hammond Show’ with original music and graphics from BackBeat Productions that aired for first time Feb. 2, 1984. Jon’s TV show is now in it’s 24th year and he is hosting daily radio show ‘HammondCast Early Edition http://www.HammondCast.com

Harold Hudson Channer and Jon Hammond in the studios of MNN TV

The famous envelope containing program labels for The Jon Hammond Show on MNN TV

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Conversations Part 2 Harold Channer and Jon Hammond MNN TV

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Part 2 of Conversations with Harold Channer and Jon Hammond “The Global Village”…music as the Universal Language, music without words is the best way to effect global change, Jon’s theory in action with a clip from Moscow Russia concert together with Russian tenor sax star Igor Butman, drummer Eduard Zizak and Jon at the organ doing the classic Jazz Ballad “My One And Only Love” from the John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman ‘Ballads’ album. And wrap up conversation with Broadcaster, Philosopher Producer and World Traveler Harold Hudson Channer http://channer.tv on Manhattan Neighborhood Network

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Moscow Red Square picture from Jon’s room on 10th floor of Rossiya Hotel “Blues In The Moscow White Nights”

JON HAMMOND Trio w/ Igor Butman & Eduard Zizak “Easy Living”
Organist & CBS/KYCY Radio Host JON HAMMOND playing in Trio with Russian tenor saxophonist IGOR BUTMAN & EDUARD ZIZAK-drums in LE CLUB in THEATRE TAGANKA. The beautiful Ballad “Easy Living” *JENNIFER-Camera *Special Thanks-FAINA ANTONOVA, HAMMOND SUZUKI, ALEXANDER VERSHBOW *STORY: http://community.webtv.net/ GoldenPenMan/BLUESINTHEMOSCOW

The View from our hotel room on the 10th floor of the famous Hotel Rossiya in Moscow across from Red Square, I took this photo at Midnight late in June when there is light in the sky very late, magic!

Igor Butman tenor sax, Ed Zizak drums, Jon Hammond organ / bass

Jon Hammond with Russian poster outside gig in Moscow

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Jon Hammond on Russian TV with Igor Butman translating

Jon Hammond Band News, Catch Jon daily on KYOU Radio HammondCast

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Lydia’s Tune

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Lydia’s Tune by Jon Hammond in Jazzkeller Frankfurt annual Musikmesse Party hosted by Jon Hammond Band
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HammondCast 41 Jon Hammond FSB Funk Soul Blues and Jazz

August 8, 2011

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HammondCast by Jon Hammond (JonHammond) Today’s show a Saxophone Extravaganza with Bennett Friedman, Igor Butman, Marc Baum on the band. Also Bernard Purdie and OAKLAND A’s REPORT with LAZY LARRY! Swingin’ Funky Jazz & Blues of Organist/Accordionist JON HAMMOND *Member Local 802/Local 6 Musicians Union/ASCAP Composer & Publisher. All music on HammondCast is instrumental & original: “The FINGERS…are the SINGERS!” + Interviews. *Official Site: http://www.HammondCast.com for KYOU/KYCY 1550 AM in San Francisco CA.

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Jazz Blues and Soft News Jon Hammond HammondCast Organist Accordionist KYOU Radio Host

February 16, 2011

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HammondCast 201 KYOU Radio, today Jon Hammond puts the spotlight on LOU COLOMBO trumpet player band leader originally from Brockton MA, Jon played organ with Lou for 2.5 years on the house band at the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club and Thompson’s Clam Bar in Harwich Port Cape Cod MA – a recently discovered recording from the bandstand with Lou Colombo, Jon Hammond on B3 organ, Frank Shea drums and 2 additional horns on a big Saturday night: “Meditation” medley with “Shadow of Your Smile”, “Honeysuckle Rose”, “Stars Fell On Alabama” medley with “Georgia”, “How Deep Is Your Love”, “Satin Doll” © http://www.jonhammondband.com 45 minutes

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JAZZ MAN

August 14, 2010

JAZZ MAN

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*cover article from Manhattan Plaza News June 2003

by Maria Ciaccia
photos by Teddy Fung
JON HAMMOND Jazz Man

Jon Hammond’s story is one of survival. Survival as a jazz musician, survival as a Manhattanite. The organist-accordionist has survived because of perseverance, love of his art, tremendous humor, and gratitude. His new independently produced and marketed CD, HAMMOND’S BOLERO, which contains only music written by Hammond, is both a statement and a tribute. As his CD notes begin, “This record marks a new beginning for me, and I would like to dedicate it to all those who, like myself, are striking out on their own and going it alone. Don’t be afraid to follow your dreams. I did and now this record is for you!” Following his dream at times has not been easy.

Take his living situation. Hammond is fairly new to Manhattan Plaza—a resident for just two years—and like everything else involving this multitalented man, there’s an interesting story attached. “I’m living under a lucky star after years of putting up with all kinds of adverse conditions. Manhattan Plaza has been a great, great help for me.” Living in the Clinton area, Hammond survived six ceiling collapses in his apartment and was finally driven out by sick building syndrome, i.e. poisonous mold in the walls. He realized it only after watching an epsode of 60 MINUTES. Did he sue? “No,” he says. “Put it this way—the title song for my TV show is called ‘Late Rent.’ I used to pay my landlord partial payments, etc. so I never sued.”

As a further testament to his Manhattan survival, Hammond is a nineteen-year-veteran of cable access with his own television show, aptly titled THE JON HAMMOND SHOW. Manhattan Plaza residents Todd Anderson (tenor sax) and Bill Warfield (trumpet) have been featured as part of the band. the show airs on Monday at 9:30 p.m. on channels 56 and 108 and various times on other channels. For more information, viewers can check Hammond’s website, http://community.webtv.net/laterent/JONHAMMOND

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But before the glamour of Manhattan, CD’s, opening for Bonnie Raitt, and some other high-class gigs, Hammond paid his dues. Attending the Berklee college of Music in Boston in 1973, he earned money on the wild side. “I used to play in these Mafia striptease clubs seven nights a week. Boy, that was the end of an era. I was working for the Venus brothers, notorious gangsters, and I was the house organist at the infamous 2 O’Clock Lounge, the Mousetrap Lounge, The Hungry I—all these clubs that were in what was known as the Combat Zone in Boston.”

And how did he get to New York? “Well, I knew a stripper named Didi Bangbang, a really nice girl. She knew I had a van. When you have a van, you get some interesting calls. She had a show at this burlesque club in New York so she said, ‘Drive me and I’ll introduce you to New York.’ This was in 1975. She had wild props, like a plexiglass round platform with disco lights inside of it. We loaded everything in this army green van and drove to New York.”

From New York, Hammond went on the road with a show band called Easy Living “It was one of the top show bands—this was before disco—and you’d get on the different circuits. We were in the $10,000-a-week bracket.”

Just one problem. “I get the call for a really great gig, but it’s always at the end. When you see me show up, it’s a doomsday situation. The band toured for six months. We were in Toronto working at the Four Seasons Inn on the Park, one of the nicest hotels I’ve ever been in in my life. I was living like a king. I thought I’d died and gone to heaven. Well, they had installed a DJ booth—the first place we ever played with one installed. He played on our breaks. They would cross-fade, meaning we would re-enter playing the music he had been playing. But I could see the handwriting on the wall. The disco thing had not really come in and taken over yet—the very first tune that was a big disco hit was “The Hustle.” “We had to do it with the band. That tune was like the death knell. Disco came in and the bands went out.”

A musician’s life involves a lot of travel, and that Hammond has done—back and forth throughout North America, from New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Cape Cod, and Toronto. “Around 1977, I ended up in Boston again. There I heard through the grapevine that Lou Colombo, the trumpet player, was looking for an organist for a private harbor club in Harwichport, Massachussets. Another great job. One of the members was Tip O’Neil, who became Speaker of the House, and I played all of his private parties. He was always very nice. That lasted for two years and then they reduced the nights.”

In September 1981, Hammond fulfilled his dream of a lifetime—traveling to Paris on the Concorde. “I lived it out exactly as I saw it in my dream.” Hammond recalls. “I had a haircut. I bought a dark blue suit. I bought a case that I still travel with today. Every man was wearing the same suit I was. As soon as the plane took off, I realized I was leaving the continent for the first time and I got very emotional.”

Hammond stayed in Paris “as long as I could. I wrote music there. It was more than I hoped it would be. I swore I’d come back to live. I ended up in Europe for six years, actually in Frankfurt, going back and forth to the States, from 1991 to 1997.” For being a consultant on the design, Suzuki gave him an XB-2 Hammond organ, which was a big help to him.

A career change occurred when he and his band were hired to play at the Jazzkeller in Frankfurt. “I went on a TV show to promote it,” he recalls, “Later on, I took a cab to the club and there was a huge commotion outside. I thought it was due to a group playing an earlier set. I said to the cab driver, ‘Gee, I hope they finish soon.’ the driver said, “They’re waiting for you.;” Though Hammond did very well in Europe, including a concert on Radio France, a trade war soon found american jazz musicians being cut out of European work. “I came home on Pakistan Airlines” the former Concorde passenger remembers. Hammond is used to the roller coaster ride of the musician—one day on tour with Percy Sledge, the next day coming home from France with $50.

Hammond recently returned from successful concerts in Germany at the International Trade show “Musikmesse” for the seventeenth consecutive year with his co-producer Joe Berger, of Ham-Berger-Friz Records, the producer of the CD. You got it. Hamburger/fries. Hammond’s CD is currently getting radio play in Germany and National Public Radio stations in the U.S. Several manhattan Plaza residents are involved in the CD. On April 28, he had a launch party at Le Bar Bat.

Though only occasionally veering outside of the music world, Hammond did something unusual in 2001. “My mother called me and said, ‘Jon, they’re hiring at United Airlines.’ I thought, what can it hurt to please my mother, I”ll apply. I did get an offer but I was unable to take it because it involved transporting luggage, and I couldn’t do it because of my bad back. However, they then found out that I speak German. I was offered a better job in International. Now guess when I was supposed to start training? October 2001. Well, you know what happened to the airlines after 9/11, and you know what I said about getting a gig at the death knell. So this told me one thing, I’m supposed to be a musician.” He’s right.

*Update: Hammond in Moscow! *story: with pictures: http://community.webtv.net/GoldenPenMan/BLUESINTHEMOSCOW

BLUES IN THE MOSCOW WHITE NIGHTS by organist Jon Hammond (USA)

Tenor saxophonist IGOR BUTMAN & organist JON HAMMOND

Backstage at Le Club jazz club in Moscow with Igor and Jon beaming after first successful concerts in Russia together!

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Jazz Quad article: “Blues In The Moscow White Nights”

The story of my first concerts in Russia with Igor Butman (sax), Eduard Zizak (drums) by organist Jon Hammond (USA) for Jazz Quad

Coming to Russia to play in concert together with Igor Butman and Eduard Zizak recently, was one of the greatest experiences in my life/career! I was highly anticipating this journey for many reasons. First of all since my family originally came from Russia and Latvia many years ago, I had heard so many stories as a young child about the land and people I was about to visit. My grandparents were never able to return to Russia but when I arrived it felt like I was coming home.

From the beginning of my preparations I could see that this was not going to be any ordinary music tour! From obtaining visas it was apparent that the procedure was slightly different. I traveled with my girlfriend Jennifer on British Airways departing JFK to London and then from there we changed planes to Moscow. Upon arriving at Moscow SVO airport we quickly found ourselves among 20 persons who arrived with no baggage. There was nobody there to speak in English with from BA, so we had an interesting conversation and procedure with the official Lost and Found desk there and filled out the Baggage Irregularity Report papers. Leaving the customs area without our baggage we were very happy when we stepped out and saw a nice man holding a big Jon Hammond poster. We knew this was our man!
Luckily we came 2 days before the concerts and our bags were finally found and delivered to our hotel the next day.
Marat Garipov, the gentleman who came to pick us up, is one of Igor Butman’s managers. Very nice guy and we had a great time speaking with him on the drive in to Moscow about his daughters and many shared interests. The traffic was very heavy coming in and it took about 1 1/2 hours to come in to Moscow, but we got a great first look at beautiful Moscow! What an incredible city…to me it looks like the Magic Kingdom that Walt Disney tried to recreate, only many of the buildings were built hundreds of years ago! Fantastic architecture.
When we checked in to the hotel, first we had to surrender our passports for some sort of official process. When we came up to our room on the 10th floor we found that we had a spectacular view of Red Square right outside our windows! The view was absolutely magnificent. Because it was the 3rd week of June, the days are the longest of the year and known as the White Nights. 10 at night looked like bright daylight! My first night I spent making many calls to trace our baggage and see about getting our passports back while my girlfriend slept. Finally back in posesssion of my instruments and our passports I was then very relieved and could really start enjoying the fact that I was really in Moscow!

The night before my first concert at Le Club, we were guests to attend the concert of bassist Alex Rostotsky and his fine group. We had a very enjoyable time dining and listening to Alex’s music and got to meet him and his musicians later in the evening. We also had the pleasure of meeting Faina Antonova who is Igor’s manager and also managing Le Club. She is very nice and took great care in arranging every detail of our stay in Moscow. I knew right away that we were in care of special angels. After a wonderful dinner/show and cappucinos at Le Club, Faina personally drove us back to our hotel, the famous Rossiya by Red Square. I was very tired by this point so I slept like a rock.

The next day was the big Friday of our first show. Most of the day I stayed in the room practicing my instrument and looking out at Red Square. Jennifer and I wanted to get to the club early so that we could get a sound check and settle in. Faina picked us up and we stuffed my organ and all our equipment in her compact car and off we went to Le Club in the Taganka Theatre Building.
When we arrived the big friendly doormen picked up my heavy cases like they were toothpicks and brought them up the stairs for me! Vladimir the sound engineer for the club was very smooth and professional, and a very nice guy. We got a good sound on the organ and then came Eduard Zizak the great drummer! I had already met Eduard in New York the week before when he was there performing with Igor’s quartet at Birdland. Eduard is an incredible drummer and also a very nice guy. We made a little soundcheck and right away I could tell that he had listened to my music and we would lock up with some very tight grooves…no problem!
But where was Igor? I was hoping for a little mini-rehearsel with Igor but when I saw the public coming in to have dinner I knew it was too late for that! Igor arrived with his entourage and it was great to see him…he told me not to worry and apologised for not coming earlier. Igor is in big demand with a very busy schedule, so I am very lucky and honored that he could take the time to perform with me together even as his new cd album “Prophecy” was just released on the Universal Label.
We had time only for a 5 minute soundcheck and I showed Igor my book. This was going to be a very spontaneous performance, no doubt about it!
We decided to record it, and Vladimir did a fantastic job on the recording on their new digital recording console that they had just brought back from New York.
From the first notes I knew that this would be one of those magic nights I would never forget. The response from the audience was wonderful. I could only say in Russsian, “Ya LuBlu Vas”…which means, I love you all. And when I said the words to the people I got a great feeling back from them. First set was just fine and then on the break I was introduced to many press people and some fantastic local musicians. I was very honored that they all came to greet me. And then Igor proudly introduced me to 2 of the legendary jazz musicians of Moscow-accordionist Vladimir Danilin and guitarist Alexei Kuznezov. They said they had their instruments in the car and so yes we decided right away to make a live session together.
It was incredible from the first song on the 2nd set, playing together with these fantastic Moscow musicians! It felt like we had been playing together for 20 years. These musicians are some of the greatest I have ever heard and played together with. The audience was loving every bit of it, just as much as I! I was so happy that Vladimir was getting it all on tape and Jennifer was also running the video machine and taking pictures also. By the end of the night I was very satisfied with how everything went. Igor personally drove Jennifer and I back to the hotel in his nice car with fantastic sound system.
Great night!

The next day we got a nice tour from our friends Eva Steiner and her nice husband Leo from the Austrian Embassy. We ended the afternoon by having lunch in the Rossiya and I got to have my first excellent bowl of Borscht!
I excused myself afterwards to take a nap as I was quite tired and knew it would be another big night at Le Club. I had a refreshing sleep and then I must say that the shower at the Rossiya is the best shower I have ever had in my life! The shower head resembles a little Sputnick! The water comes out full force…no water saving there at the Rossiya. Wonderful.
This time when Faina picked us up we didn’t have the organ with us. For the first time I left my instrument in the club because I could see the security there is excellent, 24 hours.
Already there were journalists at the club to meet. I was very happy to meet Cyril Moshkow. We had many e mails before coming and he is a very nice guy also and very serious jazz journalist. He is the president of the Russian Jazz Journalist organization. We had a nice conversation and Cyril took some pictures of the concert for his website. Also we met Igor Moskvichev from Russian “Hit Parade” magazine and Mr. Kumalo from the South African Embassy.

Jon Hammond with South African Minister-Counsellor Mpendulo Kumalo

foto by Jennifer Frizzell 

Igor Butman, Eduard Zizak, Jon Hammond

Igor, Eduard and Jon in concert at Le Club jazz club, Moscow June 22, 2003
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The Journey Home to USA from Moscow

After the 2nd successful night playing in trio with Igor and Eduard, we sadly said our goodbyes. But we are very excited about Igor coming to New York with his entire 18 piece bigband to perform in concert with Wynton Marsalis and Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra in September!
Igor sent us back to the hotel in care of one of his professional security men. We were very happy and relaxed with no fears in the Moscow night as we sped through the streets in a taxicab back to the Rossiya.
The following day we had a chance to do a little more shopping for souveniers and pack all the bags for our trip back to New York JFK.
Checking out from the hotel the reception people were very friendly and asked me to autograph my new cd “Hammond’s Bolero” for them *link: www.cdbaby.com/hammond they called me Jazz Man. We enjoyed our stay there very much!

It was a wonderful experience from beginning to end. I am happy that we have professional recordings of the concerts with Igor, Eduard and our special guest musicians Vladimir Danilin and Alexei Kuznezov. We are talking about creating a live cd release from the concerts at Le Club.
As they say, we came to “Celebrate the diplomatic power of jazz” with ™ “Blues In The Moscow White Nights”!

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*special thanks to Igor Butman and Faina Antonova and Le Club team Moscow.

Jon Hammond tries on a Russian hat at GUM

We went shopping in the famous GUM department store complex. Here I tried on a typical Russian fur hat. It is very warm in the summer! But good for winter I am sure. 

Jon Hammond standing at the Le Club marquis

We were very happy to find Le Club by Metro on our first full day in Moscow, and there I am standing by the poster for my concerts there with Igor and Eduard! 

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Moscow White Nights…view outside our hotel window

This stunning view of Red Square from our hotel room window gave me the inspiration for the title “Blues In The Moscow White Nights” (like Blues in the Night) we played the song live on the Le Club sessions! 

Igor Butman & Gary Walker at WBGO

Very early on morning of Fri. March 5th, 2004 Igor and I met at Port Authority Bus Station and took the bus out to WBGO radio in Newark NJ. I was assigned to the task by Gary to bring Igor in time for a broadcast interview that morning. Gary was my initial connection to Igor so they are old buddies as you can see in this photo I shot outside of WBGO at 54 Park Place in Newark. I’ll be returning to Moscow to play with Igor again this coming July. 

Jon Hammond and Igor Butman on Russian TV

Igor translates for Jon on Russian television as he speaks about how it is to be in Russia performing with Igor Butman. The power of the universal language of music has brought it all together, and Jon is explaining his wish to dedicate original composition “Soon I Will Be Free” to the peoples of Russia and the former USSR. 

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JON HAMMOND Organ Trio in Moscow Russia Igor Butman tenor Eduard Zizak drums “Easy Living”

August 9, 2009


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvWY8rG163E

JON HAMMOND Trio in Moscow Russia Igor Butman tenor sax Eduard Zizak drums, Jon Hammond Hammond organ and bass playing classic Jazz Ballad “Easy Living”
in LE CLUB in THEATRE TAGANKA. JENNIFER Camera Special Thanks FAINA ANTONOVA, HAMMOND SUZUKI, ALEXANDER VERSHBOW *STORY: http://community-3.webtv.net/GoldenPenMan/BLUESINTHEMOSCOW/

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