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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

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

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

Producer Jon Hammond
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by Jon Hammond

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

Lew Soloff, Trumpeter, Celebration Concert, Condensed Clip, Educator, Father, Concert Musician, Rock Band, Blood Sweat and Tears, #HammondOrgan #Trumpet Local 802, Musicians Union

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Funky James Preston throwback Smiley’s Jon Hammond Band gig

June 25, 2015

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Funky James Preston throwback Smiley’s Jon Hammond Band gig

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

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Funky James Preston drums on Smiley’s Schooner Saloon Jon Hammond Band gig
Jon Hammond – organ
Barry Finnerty – guitar
Bennett Friedman – tenor
James Preston – drums
http://www.HammondCast.com/
Smiley’s Schooner Saloon Bolinas CA – West Marin County – AFM Local 6 — with James Preston, Barry Finnerty, Jon Hammond Band, Bennett Friedman and Jon Hammond Organ Group at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon.

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Classic episode of Jon Hammond Show known as Val Hal Jazz Pub Special starting off with a performance of Jon Hammond Quartet at the now defunct Val Hal Jazz Pub in Brooklyn near Junior’s Deli and Brooklyn Academy of Music where Jon was subbing for the late great jazz organist Don Patterson with Barry Finnerty guitar, Graham Hawthorne drums, alto saxophonist tba and Jon Hammond at the Hammond organ which was a Hammond Model A organ that actually belonged to and had been played often by the late Count Basie – very funky music – all the visuals are new from Jon Hammond around the world – 32nd year Jon Hammond Show on Manhattan Neighborhood Network Ch. 1 every Friday late at 1:30 AM early Sat. morning on all 3 cable networks in NY RCN, TWC, FiOS and Streaming World Wide, enjoy http://www.HammondCast.com ©JON HAMMOND International – Producer Jon Hammond
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Jon’s archive from 2014 Nashville Summer NAMM https://archive.org/details/LateRentThemeSongAcousticNationStage

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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

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

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

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

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

Journal Frankfurt article by Detlef Kinsler

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

Kultur

MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME

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

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

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

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

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

P.Mauriat Action Blues With Jon Hammond Pmauriat / Albest Music

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/P.MauriatActionBluesWithJonHammond

(Higher Quality) P.Mauriat HQ / Pmauriat Albest action with Jon Hammond Blues All Afternoon at The NAMM Show with P.Mauriat Artists and guests Arno Haas, Hailey Niswanger, James Carter, Joshua Quinlan, Juan Alzate, Ryan Montano – Jon Hammond at the Sk1 organ http://www.HammondCast.com/

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260328

Jon Hammond Show cable access TV show broadcast for 03/28/2015, Jon’s band performing in jazzkeller Frankfurt original composition “Get Back in The Groove” – exclusive footage from Jon Hammond Show of the late great Dave Van Ronk followed by radio interview footage with Alan Pasqua and Jon Hammond just before Alan’s concert with Allan Holdsworth recorded for DVD, then never-before-seen footage Jon filmed of Michael Brecker, the late great jazz tenor saxophonist in performance with Barry Finnerty’s band in Michael’s club Seventh Avenue South he co-owned with his brother Randy Brecker in Greenwich Village – wrapping up the show, a wonderful segment of Joe Franklin on mic with Jon Hammond, Joe Franklin was the King of Radio & TV

Funky James Preston, Drums, Bolinas CA, West Marin County, #HammondOrgan #Sonsofchamplin drummer, R.I.P., Throwback, Jon Hammond, Funky Jazz, AFM Local 6, Musicians Union

Part 2 Lew Soloff Celebration Movie By Jon Hammond

June 21, 2015

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

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/Part2LewSoloffCelebrationMovieByJonHammond

Facebook HammondCast: https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/vb.558692101/10152851137777102/?type=3&theater

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1251245

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

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

Jon’s archive http://ia700407.us.archive.org/3/items/JonHammondHammondCast201KYOURadio/HammondCast201.mp3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://blog.sfgate.com/jon-hammond/2015/03/05/hammondcast-202-the-jon-hammond-show-audio-from-jons-radio-show/


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

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

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

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

Youtube http://youtu.be/934LYZwSpxs

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

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

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/118886655

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jon Hammond Funk Unit Summer NAMM Show Concert July 9 5PM Nashville TN Acoustic Nation Stage

June 11, 2015

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Jon Hammond Funk Unit Summer NAMM Show Concert

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

Jon Hammond Band Facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=806846682677464

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

P.Mauriat Action Blues With Jon Hammond Pmauriat / Albest Music

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/P.MauriatActionBluesWithJonHammond

(Higher Quality) P.Mauriat HQ / Pmauriat Albest action with Jon Hammond Blues All Afternoon at The NAMM Show with P.Mauriat Artists and guests Arno Haas, Hailey Niswanger, James Carter, Joshua Quinlan, Juan Alzate, Ryan Montano – Jon Hammond at the Sk1 organ http://www.HammondCast.com/

with Hailey Niswanger, Jon Hammond, PMauriat Saxophones, Pmauriat Albest, Arno Haas, Reggie Padilla and Ryan Montano at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center

Youtube http://youtu.be/4rGrMhFPbrU

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/88162571

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond

http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/p-mauriat-action-blues-with-jon-hammond-all-afternoon-6744345

“Out To Lunch” San Francisco City Hall Concert – Jon Hammond Band LINK http://youtu.be/jcH0VqdDvII
POCKET FUNK by Jon Hammond — with Jon Hammond at San Francisco City Hall

Jon Hammond at the new Hammond A-162 Console Organ – Photo Credit Larry Gay of The West Coast Live Radio The NAMM Show

— with Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center

Get down Mr. Berger! Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the B3mk2 Hammond organ – Photo by master photographer Lawrence Gay of The West Coast Live Radio Show, thanks Larry!

*VIDEO LINK: http://youtu.be/7TApELTO1XI Head Phone – Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie of Jon’s Band Featuring Bernard Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Alex Budman, Joe Berger2, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Stephen Fortner, Scott May, Joe Berger rips it up! Koei Tana…See More — with Joe Berger and Jon Hammond at Bespeco @ NAMM Show 2014

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/P.MauriatPlayersSessionWithJonHammondDay1NAMM2014

The Famous Stevie Wonder and Jon Hammond Photo Just In!

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

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

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

thanks a million Tino!

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

Youtube http://youtu.be/35qxoEkC74E

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

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

Guy Low – PR

Jon Hammond jams at the Electro-Voice stand: AMAC 2014 http://www.electrovoice.com/pressrelease.php?id=1651 The music products industry gathered again on Queensland’s Gold Coast for professional development sessions and a two-day trade show. Almost 500 professionals, covering a wide range of Australian music industry suppliers and retailers, took part at the Australian Music Association Convention – held at the ever-popular Jupiter’s Casino.

The convention featured a number of notable key speakers and accomplished musicians to keep attendees educated as well as entertained. Amongst the key figures were Larry Morton, current NAMM Chairman and President of Hal Leonard Corporation; Jon Hammond, renowned Hammond organ player and founder of the Jon Hammond Band; Ambre Hammond (no-relation to Jon) leading Australian piano musician and Guinness record holder for receiving Associate and Licentiate Diplomas of music at the age of 11; and Lloyd Spiegel, one of Australia’s leading blues guitarists.

Bosch Communications Systems, a regular at AMAC, exhibited the latest products from our Electro-Voice and Dynacord brands, including EV’s ZLX, ELX and ETX Powered Loudspeaker families, and Dynacord’s TS Vertical Array Cabinets, the tiny but feature-packed PM 502 Powered Mixer, and the versatile AXM 12A Coaxial Powered Monitor with onboard DSP.

For the first time in EV’s history, the brand had three “best-in-class” loudspeaker families on display covering entry-level through to pro-audio markets. ZLX loudspeakers are the number one selling powered speakers in the American market and have won Best of Show at NAMM 2013. The 2000-W ETX Powered Loudspeakers have been labelled as the most advanced product in its price range and have won Best of Show at NAMM 2014. Sitting in between is the ever-popular ELX range which represents a high-quality sound system at a mid-range price.

The ETX Powered Loudspeaker display drew a lot of attention during the show, including that of Jon Hammond, one of the finest B3 players in the world. Jon reminisced about his first experience with EV speakers back in 1964, when he installed EV SRO speakers in a Fender Bandmaster cabinet.

“I have a particular fondness for EV speakers. My very first pro amplifier was a 1964 blonde Fender Bandmaster in which I installed the white EV SRO Speakers. Yes, I lugged that 2 x 12 speaker box around everywhere and it was impossible to blow it up – my whole band would plug in to it, we thought in those days because the amp was called the Bandmaster that the whole band should plug in to it, bass and all – no problem, it was loud and clear!”

After swapping a few stories Jon was curious to see how his Hammond Sk1 would sound with the ETX loudspeakers. Following a quick connection via a Dynacord PowerMate 600, Jon belted a few tunes just before the close of day one of the exhibition. He promised to come back the following day with a jazz guitarist who turned out to be Chris Connolly, a well known figure in the audio and music products industry. While setting up for the jam session Simon Ert, a jazz percussionist representing Gretsch drums on the neighbouring stand, volunteered to complete the trio. What followed was half an hour of cool jazz tunes and sweet sound.

Group photo, from left to right: Simon Ert on Gretsch Drums, Chris Connolly on Grover Jackson Guitar and the legendary “Buchanan Hammer” EV 664 Dynamic Cardioid Microphone, and Jon Hammond on Hammond Sk1, mixed using Dynacord PowerMate 600 and played through ETX Powered Loudspeakers.

Check out an excerpt of the performance on YouTube:

http://youtu.be/SPHi-VBY6zI

“I love coming to the AMAC shows, in just a few years I have forged some lasting friendships and am fortunate enough to meet some really outstanding musicians,” said Jon. “The timing was perfect to have a session like that what we did – thank you so much for accommodating us with the superb EV powered speakers. I heard from friends who were all the way across the hall that they could hear us clear as a bell. It was so much fun, that’s the kind of thing I live for and only happens in a special place and people such as the EV stand at AMAC!”

Electro-Voice speakers were also present on the Casio Sound Technology stand. Two ZLX 12” powered speakers and a ZXA1 sub gave the Casio guys all they needed to show off their DJ and keyboard skills a few times each day. Needless to say, they were very happy with the sound as well.

Bosch Communications would like to thank AMAC, Jon Hammond, Chris Connolly, Simon Ert, and all the visitors and exhibitors for making AMAC 2014 an experience to remember!
AMAC Convention Back In Gold Coast for 2014

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

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

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

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Jon Hammond Show Preview 06/13 MNN TV Ch 1

June 6, 2015

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Jon Hammond Show Preview 06/13 MNN TV Ch 1

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Youtube https://youtu.be/e3qMWeXdqkA

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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

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Latest Breaking Eddie Money News: Eddie says he started a band with all his own kids called “Sound of Money” – Jon Hammond
Exclusive: Eddie Money Interview with Jon Hammond going back through the years hammondcast
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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: Jimmy Smith – Verve Records Last Jokes

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Youtube https://youtu.be/nRIMY20BFaU

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
Journal Frankfurt​ Journalkalender
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​

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Youtube https://youtu.be/mLQXLDn7g14

Late Rent 19th Year in Jazzkeller Hofheim – Thanks to all the folks who came to hear us play 19th consecutive year musikmesse-Session! – Jon Hammond Band – Jazzkeller Hofheim
http://jazzkeller-hofheim.de/veranstaltungen/musikmessesession-mit-jon-hammond/
musikmesseesession mit Jon Hammond
Fr 17. April 2015
Schon traditionell findet bei uns zur Frankfurter musikmesse ein Treffen hochkarätiger Musiker statt. Wie auch in den vergangenen Jahren ist der aus New York stammende Orgelspieler Jon Hammond, mit Joe Berger „Berger-meister“, Peter Klohmann und Giovanni Gulino, angesagt. Im Spiel geht Jon Hammond absolut in seiner Musik und seiner Leidenschaft für den guten alten Hammond-Sound auf.

Mit 18 Jah-ren kaufte er sich seine erste Hammond B3 und tourte mit der Rockband Hades im Vorprogramm von Tower Of Power oder Michael Bloomfield. Der Gitarrist Joe Berger gleicht einem Saiten-Hasardeur. Er spielte bereits mit Who-Bassist John Entwistle und sorgte in dessen Band für den Studiomix. Peter Klohmann ist ein junger talentierter Tenorsaxophonist. Giovanni Totò Gulino ziseliert an den Becken, setzt Akzente auf der Fußtrommel und spielt leichte, luftige Melodien auf der Snare.
Special Thanks: Bespeco Accessori – elegant keyboard design by Bespeco of Castelfidardo, best quality Italian elegance in design and high quality construction! – Jon Hammond http://www.HammondCast.com ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP

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

19th Year!: Freitag 17 April 2015 – Jon Hammond Band – Special Guests in the good old Jazzkeller Hofheim

Czechoslovakian Salsa by Jon Hammond Band in Jazzkeller Hofheim annual musikmesseesse-Session, featuring Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Jon Hammond organ – *Note: 100% confirmed date: Friday April 17th 2015 for the 19th consecutive year, thank you Jazzkeller Hofheim Team people of Hofheim am Taunus & Gisela Stang Bürgermeisterin von Hofheim! http://www.HammondCast.com/ — with Joe Berger, Peter Klohmann, Giovanni Totò Gulino and Jon Hammond at Jazzkeller Hofheim.

Youtube https://youtu.be/nJgWE4YXcOU

Jon Hammond Show, 32nd year, #HammondOrgan, MNN TV, Channel 1, Eddie Money, Late Rent, #ASCAPExpo, ASCAP Composer, Musicians Union, Local 6, Local 802

HammondCast Ellaways Music Workshop Jon Hammond

June 4, 2015

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: HammondCast Ellaways Music Workshop Jon Hammond

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

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Topics Ellaways Music, Hammond Organ, Sk1, Brisbane Australia, Funky Jazz Blues, Jon Hammond, Workshop, Local 802, Musicians Union

Brisbane Australia — Ellaways Music Workshop with Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ, special pre AMAC presentation, special thanks Bernies Music Land and Ellaways Music Team http://www.HammondCast.com

Australia #HammondOrgan Jazz Workshop, visiting, lecture, Jon Hammond, Musicians Union, Local 802

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

Opening Party for The Australian Music Association Convention – AMAC back in Gold Coast Australia, The Jon Hammond Trio with Kerry Jacobson drums, Neil Wickham tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond New B3 organ – opening introduction by Bernie Capicchiano with many special guest in the house, including Larry Morton Chairman of NAMM Show in the USA Delegation and member exhibitors of AMA in Jupiters Casino Hotel Broadbeach Gold Coast AU – http://www.HammondCast.com AMAC Convention Back In Gold Coast for 2014 – Jon Hammond Organ Group – special thanks Bernies Music Land Team / Musico, Rob Walker, Greg Phillips, Tony Burn – and all the great people of The AMAC! – #AMAC14 JH – Jon Hammond Band — with Jon Hammond at Jupiters Gold Coast. http://www.HammondCast.com

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Larry Morton Chairman NAMM and Jon Hammond – USA Delegation

Jon Hammond with Beth and Alan Friedman – USA Delegation

From the bandstand

L to R: Neil Wickham, Jon Hammond, Kerry Jacobson

Setting up on the bandstand for cocktail reception – here with Shannon Sullivan & Kerry Jacobson drums –

Rocking The Australian Music Association Convention / AMAC Convention Back In Gold Coast for 2014 – Jon Hammond — at Jupiters Gold Coast

Jon Hammond at Electro-Voice Bosch Stand AMAC Gold Coast – Superlative Powered Speakers by EV!

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

End of AMAC Show Jazz Session with Hammond Organ Trio in Electro-Voice Stand with Simon Ert – Gretsch Drums, Chris Connolly – Grover Jackson Guitar, Jon Hammond – Hammond Sk1 organ.

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1161342

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Special thanks Electro-Voice Bosch Team – Tom Grzelak, Phill Webb, Brett Johnston. AMAC / AMA Rob Walker, Greg Phillips, Tony Burn – President, Bernie Capicchiano Bernies Music Land, Australian Musician www.HammondCast.com – Gold Coast Australia — “Tons of Swingin’ Funky Fun playing with Chris Connolly guitar & Simon Ert drums, beautiful cats here Australian Musician / The Australian Music Association!! Thanks everybody, see you next year and at The NAMM Show and musikmesse! – Jon Hammond *special thanks to the Electro-Voice / EV Australia Team, wonderful powered speakers, sound is amazing! – JH
AMAC winding down and jammin up” – Jon Hammond Band / Jon Hammond Organ Group

Jon Hammond – In Workshop at Carlingford Music Centre

Youtube http://youtu.be/7UkduodJQ8I

Australia #HammondOrgan Jazz Workshop, Jon Hammond, lecture, Local 802, Musicians Union, visiting, Australian Music Association, AMAC, #Australian

28 Minute Preview Jon Hammond Show 06/06 MNN TV Channel 1 Public Access

June 2, 2015

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: 28 Minute Preview Jon Hammond Show 06/06 MNN TV Channel 1

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260606

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28 Minute Preview Jon Hammond Show 06/06 MNN TV Channel 1 #PublicAccess – recent live performances in Germany, Jon Hammond Band celebrating 29th year musikmesse night performances in Jazzkeller Hofheim and jazzkeller Frankfurt – original songs including Jon Hammond Show theme song “Late Rent”, “Get Back in The Groove”, and an uptempo encore in jazzkeller “Cookin’ at The jazzkeller” with tenor saxophonist Peter Klohmann, drummer Giovanni Totó Gulino, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the Hammond Sk1 organ ©JON HAMMOND International http://www.HammondCast.com

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Youtube https://youtu.be/4I8GTl7iZPY

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Youtube https://youtu.be/nRIMY20BFaU

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FULL HIGH DEFINITION VERSION
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
Journal Frankfurt Journalkalender
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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Topics ASCAP #ASCAPEXPO #ASCAPPOP Swigin’, Funky, Blues, Hollywood, Songwriters, Music Makers, Jon Hammond, John Titta, Frances Richard, Steve Rosenfeld, Behind The Beat

#ASCAPEXPO #ASCAPPOP Jon Hammond’s HammondCast just after 10th annual ASCAP Expo, ASCAP Music Makers – special thanks Fran Richard, Steve Rosenfeld for the excellent Audio Portrait “Behind The Beat” the actual story of Late Rent featured on ASCAP’s website, LINK: http://www.ascap.com/audioportraits/h/jon_hammond_rent.aspx “Jon Hammond says “the fingers are the singers.'” The latest CD from this exceptional and soulful Hammond organist is the proof. “Late Rent” draws on decades of great recording sessions and top live performances to showcase his own playing and many top jazz and funk artists. It shows why the Hammond organ is one of the most enduring electric instruments and why Hammond is one of its best players.” and the traditional Thursday night ‘in the round’ brief clips of ASCAP Songwriter greats Mike Reid The Hanson Brothers, fine evening of music and song introduced and moderated by ASCAP’s John Titta – also appeared and performed the great Valerie Simpson of Ashford & Simpson and Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon) Jon Hammond has been covering the ASCAP I Create Music Expo and ASCAP Pop Music Awards on his cable TV show Jon Hammond Show for 9 of the 10 years on MNN TV Channel 1 Manhattan Cable TV and streaming around the world http://www.HammondCast.com

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Hammond gets another excellent haircut from Yosef the Barber at the upscale Marc Joseph Salon NYC

Jon Hammond’s photos of Harbor Lights Circle Line Cruise with friends at sunset from Manhattan ©JON HAMMOND http://www.HammondCast.com/ International – every image embedded with i.d. info, must be credited – Jon Hammond International::
Our Guide is Mr. John Keatts
Stunning views of Manhattan, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Queens, the new 1 WTC Freedom Tower as the

sun sets on a perfect night “Harbor Lights Cruise” with Mr. John Keatts as our guide – Jon Hammond

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260314

Youtube http://youtu.be/ElPht5F81xA

Jon Hammond Show Broadcast 03/14/2015 MNN Channel 1- (Mikell’s circa 1989) – Blues In Mikell’s Night – Jon Hammond Late Rent Session Men
Blues In Mikell’s Night – vintage gig in NYC’s premier nightspot Mikell’s at 760 Columbus Avenue – The Musicians: Leslie J. Carter Chuggy Carter percussion
Bernard Purdie drums
Barry Finnerty guitar
Jon Hammond 1959 B3 organ
camera Joe Berger

http://www.jonhammondband.com/ — Opening Party for The Australian Music Association Convention – AMAC back in Gold Coast Australia, The Jon Hammond Trio with Kerry Jacobson drums, Neil Wickham tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond New B3 organ – opening introduction by Bernie Capicchiano with many special guest in the house, including Larry Morton Chairman of NAMM Show in the USA Delegation and member exhibitors of AMA in Jupiters Casino Hotel Broadbeach Gold Coast AU – AMAC Convention Back In Gold Coast for 2014 – Jon Hammond Organ Group – special thanks Bernies Music Land Team / Musico, Rob Walker, Greg Phillips, Tony Burn – and all the great people of The AMAC!

– The Late Great Joe Franklin with Jon Hammond: Joe Franklin “King Of Nostalgia” Host of Radio & TV who’s guests have been entertainers like Bill Cosby to legends like Bing Crosby, Charlie Chaplin,
John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Cary Grant, John Lennon, here with Jon Hammond on Jon’s daily HammondCast Show on KYOU Radio live in Joe
Franklin’s office known as “Memory Lane”. Enjoy! ©JON HAMMOND International

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1220892

28 minutes, cable access, #PublicAccess #HammondOrgan Jon Hammond, Local 802, Musicians Union, Local 6, ASCAP Composer, MNN TV, Channel 1

Get Back In The Groove Musikmessesession

May 31, 2015

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Get Back In The Groove Musikmessesession

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

by Jon Hammond

Published May 29, 2015
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Topics #HammondOrgan #Musikmesse2015 #Hofheim #Groove Jon Hammond Session #ASCAPExpo Composer #SoulMusic

“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

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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

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/ImprovedAudioUndergroundFrankfurtJonHammondBandIntimBarLissania1

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.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152676219332102&set=a.10152676219282102.1073741881.558692101&type=3&theater

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

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

Like every year at the Musikmesse the warm up party in the Jazzkeller Frankfurt Jon Hammond band
APRIL 14, 2015 at 9: 00
#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. When he was nine, Smith won a Philadelphia radio talent contest as a boogie-woogie pianist.[5] After a stint in the navy, he began furthering his musical education in 1948, with a year at Royal Hamilton College of Music, then the Leo Ornstein School of Music in Philadelphia in 1949. He began exploring the Hammond organ in 1951. From 1951 to 1954 he played piano, then organ in Philly R&B bands like Don Gardner and the Sonotones. He switched to organ permanently in 1954 after hearing Wild Bill Davis.
He purchased his first Hammond organ, rented a warehouse to practice in and emerged after little more than a year. Upon hearing him playing in a Philadelphia club, Blue Note’s Alfred Lion immediately signed him to the label and his second album, The Champ, quickly established Smith as a new star on the jazz scene. He was a prolific recording artist and, as a leader, dubbed The Incredible Jimmy Smith, he recorded around forty sessions for Blue Note in just eight years beginning in 1956. Albums from this period include The Sermon!, House Party, Home Cookin’, Midnight Special, Back at the Chicken Shack and Prayer Meetin’.

Smith signed to the Verve label in 1962. His first album, Bashin’, sold well and for the first time set Smith with a big band, led by Oliver Nelson. Further big band collaborations followed, most successfully with Lalo Schifrin for The Cat and guitarist Wes Montgomery, with whom he recorded two albums: The Dynamic Duo and Further Adventures Of Jimmy and Wes. Other notable albums from this period include Blue Bash and Organ Grinder Swing with Kenny Burrell, The Boss with George Benson, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Got My Mojo Working, and Root Down.

During the 1950s and 1960s, Smith recorded with some of the great jazz musicians of the day such as Kenny Burrell, George Benson, Grant Green, Stanley Turrentine, Lee Morgan, Lou Donaldson, Tina Brooks, Jackie McLean, Grady Tate and Donald Bailey.

The Jimmy Smith Trio performed “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” and “The Sermon” in the 1964 film Get Yourself a College Girl.

In the 1970s, Smith opened his own supper club in Los Angeles, California, and played there regularly with guitarist Paul C Saenz, Kenny Dixon on drums, Herman Riley and John F. Phillips on saxophone; also included in the band was harmonica/flute player Stanley Behrens. The 1972 album Root Down, considered a seminal influence on later generations of funk and hip-hop musicians, was recorded live at the club, albeit with a different group of backing musicians…

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

Good time in The Garden Court At The Palace Hotel today, thank you long-time server Maggie and F&B Team!
Jon Hammond

https://hammondcast.wordpress.com/
Palace Hotel 2 New Montgomery Street · San Francisco, CA
See’s Candies Stage Shoreline Amphitheatre Jon Hammond & The Late Rent Session Men
November 11, 2014
*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: See’s Candies Stage Shoreline Amphitheatre Jon Hammond & The Late Rent Session Men

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/SeesCandiesStageShorelineAmphitheatreJonHammondTheLateRentSessionMen
Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men concert on See’s Candies Stage Shoreline Amphitheatre At Mountain View Amphitheater show for Bill Graham Presents
Jon Hammond Band Funk Unit coming up at Winter NAMM Show folks http://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2015/concerts-performances/jon-hammond-funk-unit — at The Garden Court At The Palace Hote

#Groove #HammondOrgan #ASCAPExpo #musikmesse2015 #NAMM #JAZZ #Blues Jon Hammond, ASCAP Composer, Musicians Union, Local 802, Local 6, #Accordion #Hofheim

Hammondcast: Spotlight on Lou Colombo the late great Trumpet Player recorded on bandstand by organist Jon Hammond 1978

May 29, 2015

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: Spotlight on Lou Colombo the late great Trumpet Player recorded on bandstand by organist Jon Hammond 1978

Jon’s archive http://ia700407.us.archive.org/3/items/JonHammondHammondCast201KYOURadio/HammondCast201.mp3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://blog.sfgate.com/jon-hammond/2015/03/05/hammondcast-202-the-jon-hammond-show-audio-from-jons-radio-show/


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

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

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

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

Youtube http://youtu.be/934LYZwSpxs

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

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

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/118886655

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#Spotlight #LouColombo #Wychmere #Harwich #HammondOrgan Jon Hammond, Jazz Music, Organ Combo, B3 organ, NAMM Memorial, musikmesse, Local 802, Musicians Union

RADIO BROADCAST AUDIO “Indie Pool” Show Jon Russell on Jon Hammond Interview and Music

May 28, 2015

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: RADIO BROADCAST AUDIO “Indie Pool” Show Jon Russell on Jon Hammond Interview and Music

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

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

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

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

Al Jazzbo Collins

Chris Cortez and Jon Hammond

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Musik Rotthoff shop – Claus-Dieter Rotthoff’s Father sold Paul McCartney his famous Höfner ‘Beatle Bass’ and John Lennon his
signature Rickenbacker electric guitar and VOX amps – now Claus’ Son Mike is also working in Musik Rotthoff and we will see them in Frankfurt Musikmesse – Father and Son Claus & Mike here in one of the rooms packed with choice guitars amps and accessories – photo

by Jon Hammond — Musik Rotthoff by night

Auster Bar Concert Jon Hammond Band with Heinz Lichius drums, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Michael Leuschner trumpet & flugelhorn,
Jon Hammond at Sk1 Hammond organ

P.Mauriat Booth in “Best of The NAMM Show” 2013 Feature Article of DownBeat Magazine

LINK: http://www.pmauriatmusic.com/en/news/4-events-news/257-p-mauriat-booth-in-qbest-of-the-namm-showq-2013-feature-article-of-downbeat-magazine

P.Mauriat booth was featured as “BEST of The NAMM Show” 2013 in April edition of DownBeat magazine. P.Mauriat fans
and 2013 NAMM’s visitors had opportunity to witness an incredible jam session organized at P.Mauriat booth.

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MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME

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

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

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

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

Werden Sie im Jazzkeller wieder eine Hammond Orgel spielen?
Ja, sicher, das neueste Modell, eine Sk1, die exakt so klingt wie die legendäre B3. Ich liebe sie. Und sie wiegt nur noch sieben Kilo (Anm. des Autors: Das Original, ein echtes Möbel mit viel Holz, mussten immer zwei Menschen mit viel Muskelkraft die Treppen rauf und runter hieven), ein deutliches Indiz, dass wir in der Zukunft angekommen sind. Da stecken viele Jahre Forschung und Entwicklung drin, auch Bühnenerprobungen. Ich ziehe den Hut vor den Ingenieuren von Suzuki, ein unverwüstliches Instrument erschaffen zu haben. Und das unterziehe ich jetzt einen echten Härttest (lacht).
27. März 2013 Interview: Detlef Kinsler
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Seit 27 Jahren auf der Musikmesse und immer wieder gerne in Frankfurt.

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Wenn einer Orgel spielt, kann er sich auch gleich Hammond nennen, und hat dann seine Visitenkarte gleich als Logo auf dem Instrument. Seinen Sound dazu als “100% organic” anzukündigen, ist eine feine Doppelsinnigkeit. Seit 1987 kommt Hammond zur Musikmesse, vier Jahre später starb sein Vater und er siedelte kurzerhand nach Frankfurt über, die seine “Good Luck City” wurde, wohnte in Bornheim, spielte im Jazzkeller, fand dort Freunde und installierte die “Musikmesse Warm Up Party”, die er – längst zurück in NYC – alljährlich mit “Swinging Funky Jazz and Blues” bespielt, mit “fine instrumentalists”, seinen Freunden Tony Lakatos (Saxophon) von der hr Bigband, Giovanni Gulino (Schlagzeug) und seinen alten Kollegen, Gitarrist Joe Berger.
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Seit 27 Jahren auf der Musikmesse und immer wieder gerne in Frankfurt.
Genre: Jazz
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Adresse: Frankfurt am Main, Kleine Bockenheimer Straße 18
Eintritt: 10,- €
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Dienstag, 9.4.2013, 21:00 Uhr

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Frankfurt – home away from home
Jon Hammond –
funky
Wenn einer Orgel spielt, kann er sich auch Hammond nennen und hat seine Visitenkarte als logo auf dem Instrument. Seinen Sound als „100 percent organic“ anzukündi- gen, ist eine feine Doppelsinnigkeit. Seit 1987 kommt er zur Musikmes- se, vier Jahre später siedelte er nach Frankfurt über, die seine „Good
Jon Hammond & Band, Funk/Jazz/ Blues, Ffm: Jazzkeller, Kleine Bockenheimer Straße 18a, 9.4., 21 Uhr, Eintritt: 10,–
luck City” wurde, spielte im Jazz- keller, fand Freunde und installier- te die „Musikmesse Warm up Par- ty”, die er – längst zurück in nYC – alljährlich mit „Swinging Funky Jazz and Blues“ bespielt, mit „fine instrumentalists“, seinen Freunden tony lakatos (Saxophon), Giovanni Gulino (Schlagzeug) und dem alten kollegen Joe Berger als Gitarrist.
>> Seit 27 Jahren auf der Musik- messe und immer wieder gerne in Frankfurt. dk *dankeschön Hr. Kinsler! – Jon Hammond

Mehr zu Joe Hammond unter www.journal-frankfurt.de/funkyjazz

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Public Access Program for MNN TV Ch. 1 Air Time Preview Jon Hammond Show 05/30 opens in Hofheim am Taunus Germany Jon Hammond + Band performing Jon’s original composition “No X-Cess Baggage Blues” 19th consecutive year musikmessesession in Jazzkeller Hofheim: Peter Klohmann tenor sax, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Toto Gulino drums, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond Organ
©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP
http://jazzkeller-hofheim.de/veranstaltungen/musikmessesession-mit-jon-hammond/ Schon traditionell findet bei uns zur Frankfurter Musikmesse ein Treffen hochkarätiger Musiker statt. Wie auch in den vergangenen Jahren ist der aus New York stammende Orgelspieler Jon Hammond, mit Joe Berger „Berger-meister“, Peter Klohmann und Giovanni Gulino, angesagt. Im Spiel geht Jon Hammond absolut in seiner Musik und seiner Leidenschaft für den guten alten Hammond-Sound auf.

Mit 18 Jah-ren kaufte er sich seine erste Hammond B3 und tourte mit der Rockband Hades im Vorprogramm von Tower Of Power oder Michael Bloomfield. Der Gitarrist Joe Berger gleicht einem Saiten-Hasardeur. Er spielte bereits mit Who-Bassist John Entwistle und sorgte in dessen Band für den Studiomix. Peter Klohmann ist ein junger talentierter Tenorsaxophonist. Giovanni Gulino ziseliert an den Becken, setzt Akzente auf der Fußtrommel und spielt leichte, luftige Melodien auf der Snare. followed by Jon’s composition “Lydia’s Tune” written in Paris France after flying there on the Concorde Jet – flight time 3 hours and 26 minutes JFK to CDG Paris – then to Anaheim California Winter NAMM Show Lunch Time Showcase – #TheNAMMShow “White Onions” Jon Hammond Funk Unit NAMM Showcase lunch set https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2015/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit NAMM Center Stage January 23rd 2015 reprising 1989 Late Rent Sessions recording 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
KHS America, Inc. has announced plans to acquire Hohner Inc. from Matth. Hohner GmbH in Trossingen, Germany. Hohner, Inc. is the exclusive North American provider of Hohner branded Harmonicas, Accordians, Melodicas, Guitars and Bluegrass Instruments; SONOR Drums and Orff Instruments, Lanikai and Kohala Ukuleles, H. Jimenez Guitars, Hohner Airboard, as well as Hohner Kids and Greentones children’s instrument brands. Transfer of ownership will take place today, January 12, 2015 – Jupiter Wind Instruments, XO Professional Brass, Mapex Drums, Majestic Concert Percussion, Hercules Stands and Aaltus Professional Flutes, the new KHS America
— with Joe Berger, Leslie J. Carter, Alex Mingmann Hsieh, Bernard Purdie and Koei Tanaka at The NAMM Show. Next up is Jon’s composition “Jennifer’s Song” specially cut for Jon Hammond Show with Jon’s own photographs in New York Harbor and Lower Manhattan at Sunset on a gorgeous NYC night – streaming around the world from MNN TV, for more info http://www.HammondCast.com ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP

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