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Bernard’s Musical Dedication to his Children LATE RENT Jon Hammond Theme Song

August 14, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Bernard’s Musical Dedication to his Children LATE RENT Jon Hammond Theme Song

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/B5qGwUgEyvM

New York NY — Flashback to August 1989 – Studio drummer Bernard Purdie takes the microphone on last set at Mikell’s with Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men band to dedicate the performance to his children Phyllis and Anthony. Theme song for the long-running cable TV program The Jon Hammond Show “Late Rent” original composition with
Jon Hammond at his 1959 B3 organ
Bernard Purdie drums
Chuggy Carter percussion
Alex Foster alto saxophone
Barry Finnerty guitar

*Note: This historic clip is photographic proof that the actual location of Mikell’s was 760 Columbus Avenue at 97th and not 808 Columbus as the current Whole Foods near the old location claims, highly interesting!
This is some of the rare surviving footage from Mikell’s, in the house that night all night long was Hugh Masekela, Cornell Dupree and many musicians as Mikell’s was the traditional hang for all New York Studio Musicians until it’s closing.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikell’s
As seen on The Jon Hammond Show cable TV program now in 28th year
Camera: Joe Berger
http://www.HammondCast.com

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Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondShow0812

Youtube `https://youtu.be/e3rhHaMHWHI

Jon Hammond Show broadcast for 0812 on MNN TV Channel 1 Public Access TV Manhattan Neighborhood Network – Air Time: 01:30 AM on 08/12 – first segment: Opening intro this week at Anaheim Hilton Hotel “Head Phone” Jon Hammond Band with Bernard Purdie drums, special guest Koei Tanaka chromatic harmonica and then to Nashville Tennessee exclusive interview, Jon Hammond speaking with Harry Shearer just before he is awarded the American Eagle Award along with Crystal Gayle and Patti Smith – Paul Shaffer presented the award.

Same night, Jon jumps a cab over to Big Shotz Nashville to play the first night (of 3) for the Mothertone Summer NAMM Party “Mother of All Hangs” – live performance of Jon’s funk tune “Head Phone” – Jon Hammond Band with Kayleigh Moyer drums, Chuggy Carter percussion, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ + bass – 3rd year at Michael Turner’s annual Summer NAMM Mothertone Extravaganza!

3rd segment:
Nashville, Tennessee –Jon Hammond Show Theme Song LATE RENT at the Mothertone Party, first night of 3 ‘Mother of All Hangs’ Summer NAMM Show Extravaganza produced / presented by Michael Turner annually with great Mothertone musicians and guest artists: Kayleigh Moyer drums, Chuggy Carter percussion, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ bass — special thanks Dawn Moyer, mix by Skylar Leigh Duval, JC Clifford, Steve Simmons on the scene! Thanks for your concern when I almost fell over Steve! I’m OK! thanks everybody! My 3rd year, c u next year! Jon #Mothertone #Drums #Organ #NAMM #Nashville
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Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/EricLarsenQuickieInterviewWithJonHammond

Youtube https://youtu.be/P_OzlSMRlpU

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/223871146

Eric Larsen and Jon Hammond quickie interview over coffee with TASCAM DR-10X Plug-on Micro Linear PCM Recorder audio and some images of things and people we talked about before we turned on the microphone! Eric had just come back from Fort Wayne Indiana rep’ing TEAC TASCAM at the annual Sweetwater GearFest 2017

Eric Larsen and Jon Hammond at Emery Bay Cafe – thanks James for the photo!

Eric Larsen for TASCAM

Jon Hammond’s TASCAM DR-10X Plug-on Micro Linear PCM Recorder coupled with Sennheiser e855 evolution microphone used on this interview

Suit & Tie Guy aka John Drake – Jon Hammond

Annual Sweetwater GearFest – held in Fort Wayne Indiana

The late great John Entwistle bassist of The WHO with Jon Hammond shooting Sony GCS-1 industrial camera circa 1987 Frankfurt Germany

Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM (with tie) on Jon Hammond Band at musikmesse Center Stage – Frankfurt Germany

Keith Emerson (RIP) at the Hammond New Portable B3mk2 organ – Hilton Hotel Winter NAMM Show – Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond Band – Jon at the New B3mk2 Hammond organ just before Keith Emerson played on NAMM Showcase

Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM drums on Jon Hammond Band at Frankfurt musikmesse Center Stage – double drums with Giovanni Gulino!

Keith Emerson holding organist Jack McDuff’s Captain Hat at Hammond Meet and Greet – Jon Hammond

Emery Bay Cafe in Emeryville CA – thanks James and EBC Team! – Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond Funk Unit will open Summer NAMM in Nashville: https://www.namm.org/summer/2017/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit

Performance Info
Thursday, July 13, 2017 – 3:00pm to 3:40pm
NAMM Reverb Stage on the Terrace (Parking Level)
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TASCAM DR-100MKIII Rules! #DR100mkIII #Tascam #Teac #Namm #Sweetwater #GearFest

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JON HAMMOND REFLECTIONS ON WILD WEST FESTIVAL

September 9, 2016

JON HAMMOND REFLECTIONS ON WILD WEST FESTIVAL – LINK: http://kernelpanichammondcast.blogspot.com/2016/09/wow-folks-i-was-there-jon-hammond.html

Wow folks, I was there! This was very nearly the biggest Rock Music Festival that almost happened – it was very close. I went to many meetings with Ron Polte and a lot of very heavy San Francisco Rock bands were down to play the “Wild West Festival” (1969) Posters were already made up, we had meetings in the Zoetrope building now owned by Francis Ford Coppola and The Straight Theatre on Haight Street – Ron Polte was part owner of Straight Theatre in addition to being the manager of Quicksilver Messenger Service, Ace of Cups and for a time Sons of Champlin as well. I highly recommend watching and listening to this very rare footage of the press conference with Big Daddy Tom Donahue speaking about the project – Jon Hammond *long-time member Local 6 Musicians Union (but not then!)

*LINK: https://diva.sfsu.edu/collections/sfbatv/bundles/201631 **From KQED piece:

” KQED News report from 1969 featuring a press conference by
Tom Donahue (1928-75), who discusses the Wild West Rock Festival that was to have taken place in Golden Gate Park but was cancelled due to protests by locals. Donahue believes that even though the concert never happened, this was a positive experience for the San Francisco community. He states that: “We also felt that a great deal of the good things that have come out of the artistic community in this country have originated in San Francisco. That it’s a starting point. Thay may sound chauvanistic but I also think it’s the truth.” Ends with brief comments from another spokesman, who refers to the “unecessary and … unwarranted paranoia” that the Wild West project had to deal with. It is worth noting that Donahue was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 as a non-peformer, one of only three disc jockeys to receive that honor to date (2011). Tags: golden gate park, kqn 486, news cameras, rock concerts, ron polte, tom donahue, wild west festival Added to San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive on November 18, 2011. ”

Tom Donahue on the Wild West Festival (1969) (Updated over a year ago)

#HammondCast #GoldenGatePark #HammondOrgan, Big Daddy, Jon Hammond, Local 6, Musicians Union, Ron Polte, San Francisco, Tom Donahue, Wild West Festival

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Revisiting The Notorious Party Barge! Jon Hammond plus 2 Sons of Champlin

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondPartyBarge_2SONSofCHAMPLIN_JONHAMMOND

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comments — kynyrdskynyrd6 years ago
The Hag rules
Michael Quinn
Michael Quinn8 years ago
2 Favorite guitar solos: Terry Haggerty on “Gold Mine” and cover of “Slippery When It’s Wet” from Sons of Champlin.
Steve Tannehill
Steve Tannehill8 years ago
What a gem! Great organ sound from that little keyboard. Terry Haggerty is unbelievable. I’ve listened to him for years but never had such a great close up of his fingering on one of his blistering solos. Phenomenal!
gsman5828
gsman58289 years ago
Nice sound! Great guitar solo!
lowbassfan
lowbassfan9 years ago
That is the GREAT TERRY HAGGERTY on guitar.He is a living legend. Super Cool!

Party Barge has left – James Preston R.I.P. drums with Jon Hammond + Terry Haggerty:

Fun in the Sun and Water on the Lake with Jon Hammond at the XB-2 organ, James Preston drums and Terry Haggerty guitar of band SONS of CHAMPLIN (Marin County CA) playing Jon’s tune “Turkey Dog Saute” powered by a generator cruising on a nice day, enjoy! *spcl. thanks: Al & Leslie (Cam) Catch Jon’s radio show HammondCast every day 4AM PST on KYOU & KYCY 1550 AM ©JON HAMMOND International ’07 http://www.HammondCast.com

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

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
http://www.jonhammondband.com

I like how Jimmy wore his Tie-dye Peace Symbol shirt in to AFN Radio when we did the live broadcast on the powerful military station world-wide in March of 1994 – you will be / are greatly missed James Preston! Funky drummer, the hits are still going on – still reeling from the sad news he has passed a couple of days ago folks – Jon Hammond *Actual Broadcast on AFN from Frankfurt Headquarters:
LINK: http://youtu.be/S1DXhw1z_rc

“This remarkable film documents 3/17 1994 AFN POWERLITE Show live broadcast of JON HAMMOND Band playing and talking on-air with host MARGIE GLAD “The Voice of AFN Europe” 871AM MW at that time. First-ever public performance of original composition “Nu Funk” (“Hip Hop Chitlins”). The broadcast was heard world-wide and recorded and later released on Jon Hammond’s album “Late Rent”. James Preston of band Sons of Champlin drums, Barry Finnerty gtr., Jon Hammond XB-2 organ/bass Joe Berger audio.”…

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

Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V98fwDJSHWw
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Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/HeadPhoneOZZtoshStandSummerNAMM

OZZtosh Guitars Stand at Summer NAMM Nashville Tennessee – Jon Hammond and Joe Berger jamming for friends on the tune “Head Phone” from Jon Hammond Band Repertoire through 2 classic amps, Jon’s organ through an Ampeg B-15 bass amp and Joe is playing the OZZtosh through a classic Fender – fine people making fine instruments with space age aluminum construction! http://www.ozztosh.com/ – thanks very much Barbara & Brian Ostosh & Nickolas Butterfield – The NAMM Show — at Nashville Music City Center

STOLEN: #REPOST #SHARE #HELPFIND

07.20.2014 in the early hours between 12am-8am. 2 ALUMINUM BASS Guitars stolen from a car in the parking-lot at the Club Hotel Inn & Suites 2435 Atrium Way Nashville, TN 37214 at the end of the NAMM Convention.

ALERT as many people with the use of SOCIAL MEDIA. KINDLY HELP US RECOVER our hard work! #SHARE #REPOST

Sincerely,
Brian Ostosh & Barbara Rospond

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Party Barge has left – James Preston R.I.P. drums with Jon Hammond and Terry Haggerty

LINK: http://youtu.be/inzkjTzdecs

Thanks for all the great hits JP!! – “Nobody could do the tighten up like James Preston”: Jon Hammond

Remembering James Preston here: Fun in the Sun and Water on the Lake with Jon Hammond at the XB-2 organ, James Preston drums and Terry Haggerty original guitarist of Sons of Champlin band (Marin County CA) playing Jon’s tune “Turkey Dog Saute” powered by a generator cruising on a nice day, enjoy! — with Jon Hammond, James Preston and Terry Haggerty at Lake Berryessa

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

Jon Hammond Organ Group performs original theme song “Late Rent” at Summer NAMM Show Nashville Tennessee on the Acoustic Nation Stage. Musicians: Roland Barber – trombone, Evan Cobb – tenor sax, Joe Berger – guitar, Louis Flip Winfield – drums, Jon Hammond – organ
http://www.jonhammondband.com/
special thanks to Nickolas Butterfield camera, JC Clifford & Michael Turner Mothertone crew for Louis and the fine Sleishman Drum Co drums you hear here – JH

Youtube http://youtu.be/4jTXzicbPiY

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1155766

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2259tv_late-rent-theme-song-acoustic-nation-stage_music

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/101913407

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

Jon Hammond’s Summer NAMM Nashville Photos and Jon Hammond Organ Group kicking it off on the NAMM Acoustic Nation Stage – Roland Barber trombone, Evan Cobb tenor, Joe Berger guitar, Louis Flip Winfield drums, Jon Hammond organ/bass – The NAMM Show — at Nashville Music City Center – *Special thanks JC Clifford & Sleishman Drum Co. / Mothertone
Camera Credit: Nickolas Butterfield http://www.HammondCast.com/

NAMM Acoustic Nation Stage Jon Hammond Organ Group

Youtube http://youtu.be/CZMB2uTYyaM

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1154470

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Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondCakeFlowersandLateRent25YearsMusikmesseWarmUpPartyinJazzkeller

Youtube https://youtu.be/hozrJpHvV-4

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Chocolate on Chocolate Cake at 2011 Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt with Jon Hammond Band and special guests for this special occasion celebrating 25 years in Musikmesse. Special acknowledgement of Wilhelm P. “Charly” Hosenseidl R.I.P. who was the Director of Musikmesse years 1989-2008 now Directed by Wolfgang Luecke, special thanks to Messe Frankfurt Projekt and Presse Team!
Jon Hammond Band:
Joe Berger guitar
Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone
Giovanni Gulino drums
Jon Hammond – XB-2 Hammond Organ – special thanks Hiromitsu Ohno Chief Engineer Suzuki Musical Instruments designed my instrument which took me all around the world many times

“Late Rent” Jon Hammond theme song for Jon Hammond Show MNNTV and HammondCast Show KYOU Radio San Francisco CBS Radio Network
Thanks Joe Lamond President CEO NAMM, TecAmp Jürgen Kunze and Thomas Eich – Puma Combo bass amp powering Jon Hammond’s organ
Dankeschoen to Yücel Atiker, Tino Pavlis, Poehl, Bernie Capicchiano, Michael Falkenstein Hammond Suzuki Deutschland, Peggy Behling, Christine Kern Messe Frankfurt,
Saray Pastanesi Baeckerei & Konditorei for Chocolate on Chocolate
25 Years Musikmesse Celebration Cake – Mainzer Landstrasse 131, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Eugen Hahn Jazzkeller Frankfurt Team Kleine Bockenheimerstr. 18a Frankfurt
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Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/HammondPartyNightPocketFunkShakingOutTheNewXK5OrganInNashville

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/hammondcast

Jon Hammond Band at the Hammond Party for the new XK-5 Hammond organ, playing Jon’s tune Pocket Funk in Full HighDef on the new prototype organ with Kayleigh Moyer on the Sleishman Drum Co Mothertone drums, Chuggy Carter congas GON BOPS, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the XK5 (plays just like a B3 with Multi Contact keys!)

first night of Summer NAMM Show Nashville, Tennessee at the famous studios of SoundCheck Nashville- Pocket Funk as seen on Jon’s TV show Jon Hammond Show 34 years on Manhattan Neighborhood Network channel 1 – special thanks to Hammond Organ USA Gregory Gronowski & Scott May, Ray Gerlich long-time Hammond Technical Supervisor since 1976! also Mark Prentice M.D. for the evening, known as “Sound Soul Summit V” fine players all night long on the new org – Thanks to my friend Chuck Rainey the great studio bassist for coming and hanging with us all night long! And the Suzuki Musical Instruments Team makers of Hammond Organs and Leslie Speakers *from Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka, Japan http://www.HammondCast.com ‪#‎XK5‬ ‪#‎NAMMShow‬ ‪#‎Nashville‬ ‪#‎SummerNAMM‬ ‪#‎HammondOrgan‬

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No X Cess Baggage by Jon Hammond with NDR Horns, missing man formation

July 26, 2016

*WATCH FILM HERE: No X Cess Baggage by Jon Hammond with NDR Horns, missing man formation

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/NoXCessBaggageByJonHammondSpclThanksLufthansaNDR_201409

Youtube https://youtu.be/orpLWd66-Hw

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/105478616

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153611928972102/

Missing Lutz Büchner, this is the last time we played together folks – No X Cess Baggage by Jon Hammond with NDR Horns, Missing Man Formation with Lutz Büchner — Jon Hammond Band – story and shuffle “No X-Cess Baggage Blues” live performance of track from NDR SESSIONS Projekt album featuring the NDR Horns: Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Heinz Lichius drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ bass – concert in Auster Bar / Auster Jazz Series – special thanks Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera – the incredible NDR Musicians and Knut Benzner & Jazz Redaktion Team, Lufthansa Technik Hamburg, Ham-Berger-Friz Records ©JH INTL ASCAP – Filmed in High Definition Live at Auster Bar Hamburg Eimsbüttel courtesy of Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt Auster Bar Team
HAM-BERGER-FRIZ RECORDS
#baggage #NDRJazz #HammondOrgan

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Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/HammondPartyNightPocketFunkShakingOutTheNewXK5OrganInNashville

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/hammondcast

Jon Hammond Band at the Hammond Party for the new XK-5 Hammond organ, playing Jon’s tune Pocket Funk in Full HighDef on the new prototype organ with Kayleigh Moyer on the Sleishman Drum Co Mothertone drums, Chuggy Carter congas GON BOPS, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the XK5 (plays just like a B3 with Multi Contact keys!)

first night of Summer NAMM Show Nashville, Tennessee at the famous studios of SoundCheck Nashville- Pocket Funk as seen on Jon’s TV show Jon Hammond Show 34 years on Manhattan Neighborhood Network channel 1 – special thanks to Hammond Organ USA Gregory Gronowski & Scott May, Ray Gerlich long-time Hammond Technical Supervisor since 1976! also Mark Prentice M.D. for the evening, known as “Sound Soul Summit V” fine players all night long on the new org – Thanks to my friend Chuck Rainey the great studio bassist for coming and hanging with us all night long! And the Suzuki Musical Instruments Team makers of Hammond Organs and Leslie Speakers *from Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka, Japan http://www.HammondCast.com ‪#‎XK5‬ ‪#‎NAMMShow‬ ‪#‎Nashville‬ ‪#‎SummerNAMM‬ ‪#‎HammondOrgan‬

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Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondShowPreview0709

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‪NAMM Show, Summer NAMM, Hammond Organ, XK-5 Hammond, Funk Band, Kayleigh Moyer, drums, SoundCheck Nashville, Hammond Organ USA #‎SummerNAMM‬ ‪#‎NAMMShow‬ ‪#‎HammondOrgan‬ #XK5

L to R Jon Hammond, Kayleigh Moyer, Frank Alkyer, Joe Berger – Summer NAMM Show Nashville

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JON HAMMOND: “WHERE’S THE GIG?” by Alex Walsh – Musicians Union Local 6 San Francisco American Federation of Musicians

October 19, 2015

JON HAMMOND: “WHERE’S THE GIG?” by Alex Walsh – Musicians Union Local 6 San Francisco American Federation of Musicians

LINK: http://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/

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

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

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

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

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

Jon in the early 70s

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jon has released four CDsjh1jh3jh2JH-Live-at-bernies

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Mikell’s NYC Film From Jon Hammond July 28, 1989

August 22, 2015

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Mikell’s NYC Film From Jon Hammond July 28, 1989

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Published August 21, 2015
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July 28, 1989 a little over 26 years since Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men played this gig at good old Mikell’s (Pat Mikell) at 760 Columbus Avenue – Bernard Purdie’s kids Phyllis and Anthony came to the gig after they heard the gig advertised on WRVR – I broke out my 1959 Hammond B3 organ and Barry Finnerty still had his 1959 Les Paul guitar then, Alex Foster tenor and Leslie J. Carter / Chuggy Carter percussion – I just found some more filmage of the gig actually, Jon Hammond – thanks to Joe Berger for operating my Panasonic camera http://www.HammondCast.com – Jon Hammond – Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM / AFM Local 6

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

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Published August 11, 2015
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(FULL HIGH DEFINITION VERSION) Film Rostock Germany — “Roses for Tini & Franzi LaJazzO MV Walk on The Wild Side” – Very special finale concert film from the program “Organ Meets Bigband” in the famous Klostergarten. Fantastic young jazz orchestra
Landesjugendjazzorchester Mecklenburg Vorpommern led by Michael Leuschner, presents the musicians and roses in appreciation to the very special ladies behind the scenes Team Projektleitung: Christine Tini Unger & Franziska Maczkowicz aka Tini and Franzi – Jon Hammond as guest artist reprising Walk On The WIld Side, the last recorded concert of Jimmy Smith with The NDR Big Band fantastic arrangement by the late great Steve Gray rehearsed and played meticulously by these fine young musicians under the leadership of NDR Trumpeter Michael Leuschner – enjoy the film and music folks! Sincerely, Jon Hammond http://www.HammondCast.com

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Published June 5, 2015
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Jon Hammond Show Preview 06/13 MNN TV Ch 1 – Original Music, Travel and Soft News – beginning with Jon Hammond classic theme song Late Rent with video by Lori *Note: Every frame is heavily embedded with i.d. information and copyright protected ©JON HAMMOND International – next Bernard Purdie plays Jon Hammond’s original Pocket Funk with Jon Hammond Band with Koei Tanaka harmonica, Joe Berger guitar, Alex Budman tenor, Bernard Purdie drums, Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ onstage at NAMM Anaheim CA. Next Hoodman and then Scott Cooper flies in vintage NAB movie production. Next Jon Hammond’s composition Lydia’s Tune played in Hamburg Germany with the NDR Horns – Michael Leuschner trumpet, Fiete Felsch alto, Lutz Büchner tenor, Heinz Lichius drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ and covering bass. Outtake to Jon’s theme song Late Rent with images of Jon Hammond Show moments, now in 32nd year on New York Cable every Friday night late (Sat. morning) 1:30AM on MNN TV Channel 1 http://www.HammondCast.com

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Published June 18, 2015
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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
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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 Show Preview MNN TV Ch 1 Public Access 07/25 Air Time 1:30 AM

July 20, 2015

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by Jon Hammond

Published July 18, 2001
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Public Access TV Channel 1 Manhattan Neighborhood Network Jon Hammond Show Preview MNN TV Ch 1 Public Access 07/25 Air Time 1:30 AM: Winter NAMM Show Lunch Time Showcase film – #TheNAMMShow White Onions Jon Hammond Funk Unit NAMM Showcase

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#‎TheNAMMShow‬ “White Onions” Jon Hammond Funk Unit NAMM Showcase lunch set https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2015/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit
23rd 2015 reprising 1989 Late Rent Sessions recording ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP with special guest Bernard Purdie drums, Leslie J. Carter percussion Jon Hammond organ (original members on record) featuring Koei Tanaka chromatic harmonica from Tokyo Japan Suzuki world star, Joe Berger guitar JJ guitars, Alex Budman tenor saxophone Dom Famularo returning to the NAMM Stage – special thanks NAMM President CEO Joe Lamond, KHS Hercules folding stands – congratulations KHS America: Announces Acquisition of Hohner Inc. USA

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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.

— with Al “Jazzbo” Collins, Al “Jazzbo” Collins and James Preston at KCSM Jazz 91

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Published May 15, 2015
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Hofheim am Taunus — Jon Hammond Band 19th year Musikmessesession in Jazzkeller Hofheim, Jon Hammond original composition “Pocket Funk” with Peter Klohmann – tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino – drums, Joe Berger – guitar, Jon Hammond – Sk1 Hammond organ ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP http://www.HammondCast.com

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29th Year! Jon Hammond’s musikmesse Warm Up Party jazzkeller – Big Special Thanks to my good friend Saray Pastanesi for absolute Masterpiece Birthday & 29th musikmesse Chocolate Chocolate cake!! It was delicious, every morsel was consumed and enjoyed!!! Jon Hammond / Jon Hammond Band
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DIENSTAG, 14.4. ROCK | POP | JAZZ Journal Frankfurt im aktuellen
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1 JAZZ/BLUES/FOLK Jon Hammond & Band Wer zählt noch mit … Mal ernsthaft: der Mann, der so heißt wie sein Instrument, ist zum 29. Mal zur Musikmesse „Warm Up Party”. 21:00, Ffm: Jazzkeller, Kleine Bockenheimer Straße 18a Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/955188417848638/ Jon Hammond – 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 Organ Group #CableAccess #HammondOrgan #Blues #Jazz #Musikmesse2015

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Jon Hammond: “Where’s The Gig?” by Alex Walsh

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

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

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

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

Jon in the early 70s
Jon in the early 70s
Jon continued to play gigs in the Bay Area in different configurations, including a few gigs with a young Eddie Money. By this time Jon had become frustrated with the Bay Area scene. One night while playing a biker bar he got into a fight and his band didn’t come to his defense. “That was the last straw. I was angry and I said I wasn’t coming back.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jon has released four CDs

For more info visit www.jonhammondband.com

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Get Back In The Groove Jon Hammond Funk Unit Acoustic Nation NAMM Concert

July 15, 2015

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Get Back In The Groove Jon Hammond Funk Unit Acoustic Nation NAMM Concert

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

by Jon Hammond

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

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1257128

Youtube https://youtu.be/cwRgiMGhyUc

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/133350902

Jon Hammond Band Facebook Video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/vb.133709526657853/1090842704277859/?type=3&theater

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Jon Hammond Band very special performance on first ever Hammond night in Hilton Hotel Lobby Winter NAMM Show “Sound Soul Summit”
Jon Hammond Show theme song “Late Rent” with Donny Baldwin drums (from Jefferson Starship & Lydia Pense & Cold Blood), Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond New B-3 Portable organ Sound mix by Denny Mack http://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2014/concerts-performances/jon-hammond-band The NAMM Show spcl. thanks Hammond Suzuki Musical Instruments, Photos by Lawrence Gay

Alex Budman ts
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Youtube http://youtu.be/pKgU2J5EopE

Full High Def Youtube http://youtu.be/7TApELTO1XI

“Head Phone” Composed by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP – from Jon Hammond’s album “Late Rent” Ham-Berger-Friz Records

“Head Phone” – Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie of Jon’s Band Featuring Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Alex Budman, Joe Berger, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond Organ Group — also with appearances by Stephen Fortner, Scott May, Joe Berger, Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Hilton Anaheim Lobby Special Program on 80th Anniversary of Hammond Organ USA – Front of House / FOH Mix by Brian English – Denny Mack Audio – announcement – Stephen Fortner – Editor Keyboard Magazine Jon Hammond Organ Group *Note: “Head Phone” composed by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND Intl. ASCAP recorded with Bernard Purdie originally on Jon’s album Late Rent in year of 1989 – Big Special Thanks to Jay Dittamo for standin’ in the cuff for Bernard, thanks Jay! special thanks to Scott May and Gregg Gregory Gronowski – Hammond Suzuki Musical Instruments Team Mr. M. Terada, Shuji Suzuki, Yu Beniya, Shigeyuki Ohtaka, Jeff Guilford JJ Guitars UK — with Joe Berger, Alex Budman, Stephen Fortner, Jay Dittamo, Bernard Purdie, Denny Mack and Koei Tanaka at Hilton Anaheim

Bandstand photograph of Bernard Purdie by Jon Hammond just before hitting ©JON HAMMOND International

©Copyright Notice: These Photos of Jon Hammond Band are copyrighted and embedded with i.d. information – Photographer Lawrence Gay and Jon Hammond Band must be credited and linked back if shared or used or you will certainly hear from us – enjoy, from The Winter NAMM Show http://www.jonhammondband.com/


Dom Famularo Feature On Jon Hammond Band NAMM Show Power Funk Supreme Coverage HammondCast

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On the Youtube http://youtu.be/0656E-IWDn8

Or on the Youtube http://youtu.be/4c9Hi8-bZ9k

(Higher Quality) Surprise! Bernard Purdie and Jon Hammond reprise “Pocket Funk” on NAMM Center Patio Stage: Koei Tanaka harmonica, Joe Berger guitar, Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond at the organ and Bernard Purdie on the fatback drums! Very special thanks to Dom Famularo (Sabian), Bespeco Accessori, Alex Mingmann Hsieh / P Mauriat HQ Pmauriat Albest saxophones, Suzuki Musical Instruments Instruments, JJ Guitars, The NAMM Show Organization – Greg Herreman Productions –
Bernard Purdie / Bernard “Pretty” Purdie / Koei Tanaka / 田中光栄 – fan site
http://www.jonhammondband.com “Pocket Funk” ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP Jon Hammond Band / Jon Hammond Organ Group

– special thanks Sabian, JJ Guitars, Suzuki Musical Instruments Instruments, Bespeco Accessori, Alex Mingmann Hsieh Hsieh, Pmauriat Albest – stage crew Evan, Jennifer, April, cameo appearance by Wolfgang Lücke Director Musikmesse Frankfurt am Main Greg Herreman Productions NAMM Organization http://www.jonhammondband.com/ ©Jon Hammond International ASCAP – Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Jon Hammond, Alex Budman, Joe Berger, Dom Famularo, Wolfgang Lücke and Koei Tanaka at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center

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

Head Phone – Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie of Jon’s Band Featuring Bernard Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Alex Budman, Joe Berger2, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Stephen Fortner, Scott May, Joe Berger, Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Hilton Anaheim Lobby Special Program on 80th Anniversary of Hammond Organ USA –

Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM presents special award to Mr. Shuji Suzuki President of Suzuki Musical Instruments Corp. makers
of Hammond organ and Leslie speaker products on the occasion of 80th anniversary of Hammond organs – Jon Hammond

Youtube http://youtu.be/7TApELTO1XI

Front of House / FOH Mix by Brian English – Denny Mack Audio – announcement – Stephen Fortner – Editor Keyboard Magazine Jon Hammond Organ Group *Note: “Head Phone” composed by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND Intl. ASCAP recorded with Bernard Purdie originally on Jon’s album Late Rent in year of 1989 – Big Special Thanks to Joe Lamond and Larry Morton of NAMM – Jay Dittamo for standin’ in the cuff for Bernard, thanks Jay!

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

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

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260307

by Jon Hammond
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Jon Hammond Show MNN Channel 1 with late great funky Bay Area drummer James Preston aka Jimmy Preston on Jon Hammond Band in Europa Intim Bar underground Frankfurt gig for Hans Romanov, Jon Hammond’s annual jazzkeller “musikmesse warm up party”, carvin pro audio session at Winter NAMM Show, cooking encore jazzkeller Frankfurt musikmesse Warm Up Party #HammondOrgan #NAMM #musikmesse Funk Soul Blues and Soft News http://www.HammondCast.com

Producer Jon Hammond
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English

*Note: All Images Embedded With I.D. Info ©JON HAMMOND International

Groove music, #Nashville #HammondOrgan #Sk1 #Soul #NAMM #ASCAP composer, Musicians Union, Local 802, Local 6, Acoustic Nation

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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by Jon Hammond

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
Language English

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.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_A380
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.
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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
#frankfurt #jazz #live #music #musikmesse2015

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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Party Is Forbidden Here! by Jon Hammond – James Preston drums feature Smiley’s Bolinas

June 27, 2015

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Party Is Forbidden Here! by Jon Hammond – James Preston drums feature Smiley’s Bolinas

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/QSu0qkvnEek

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1252774

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Party Is Forbidden Here by Jon Hammond – James Preston drums feature Smiley’s Schooner Saloon Bolinas California with Barry Finnerty guitar, Bennett Friedman tenor sax, “Jimmy” James Preston drums, Jon Hammond at the organ – R.I.P. James Preston – with remembrance images through the years with Jon Hammond Band http://www.HammondCast.com ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP – Member AFM Local 6 Musicians Union

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/AlJazzbeauxCollinsMovieWithJonHammondKCSMJazz91Ver2.0

Youtube https://youtu.be/gYwQvlL8Wmc

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

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1250843

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2ujdip_al-jazzbeaux-collins-movie-with-jon-hammond-kcsm-jazz-91_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/vb.133709526657853/1076061095756020/?type=3&theater

Jon’s archive from 2014 Nashville Summer NAMM https://archive.org/details/LateRentThemeSongAcousticNationStage

Youtube https://youtu.be/4jTXzicbPiY

NAMM Details Page https://www.namm.org/summer/2015/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit

Jon Hammond Funk Unit

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
Website:
http://www.jonhammondband.com
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband

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

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LateRentJonHammondThemeSong2014

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

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LateRentJonHammondThemeSong2014

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

Youtube http://youtu.be/5shPL3IOYlU

NuMuBu http://www.numubu.com/153010-videos.html?VIDEO_ID=23971

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1117717

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/91332204

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1mn3pb_late-rent-jon-hammond-theme-song-2014_music

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Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/late-rent-jon-hammond-theme-song-2014-6818982

“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

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Lew Soloff Celebration Movie Part 4 From Jon Hammond Documenting From The House

June 26, 2015

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Lew Soloff Celebration Movie Part 4 From Jon Hammond Documenting From The House

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LewSoloffCelebrationMoviePart4FromJonHammondDocumentingFromTheHouse

Youtube https://youtu.be/fJyiT1zkpZo

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1252418

Facebook Video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/vb.558692101/10152862164827102/?type=3&theater

Published June 24, 2015
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Topics Lew Soloff, Trumpeter, Celebration Concert, Memorial, All Star Musicians, Protoge, Blood Sweat and Tears, Chris Rogers, Gil Evans Orchestra, Local 802, Musicians, Educator, Manhattan School of Music, Tom Bones Malone, Blue Lou Marini, Randy Brecker, Adam Mandela Walden, Part 4, Condensed Clip

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 plaing 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 Soloff, sincerely, Jon Hammond
Event Producer – Noah Evans

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 further
information please contact Caryn Freitag – camera: Jon Hammond

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/Part3LewSoloffCelebrationMovieByJonHammondFromMyChair

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1251868

by Jon Hammond

Published June 22, 2015
Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
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
Language English
http://www.HammondCast.com

Facebook Video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/vb.558692101/10152856965837102/?type=3&theater Part 3 Lew Soloff Celebration Movie By Jon Hammond From My Chair

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Youtube https://youtu.be/gYwQvlL8Wmc

by Jon Hammond

Published June 18, 2015
Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
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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Jon’s archive from 2014 Nashville Summer NAMM https://archive.org/details/LateRentThemeSongAcousticNationStage

Youtube https://youtu.be/4jTXzicbPiY

NAMM Details Page https://www.namm.org/summer/2015/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit

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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
Website:
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Facebook:
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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

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LateRentJonHammondThemeSong2014

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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