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September 22, 2016

Interviews Sennheiser Jon Hammond Headphones Microphones Organ Accordion Music Archive NAMM Musikmesse

L to R Dr. Andreas Sennheiser, Jon Hammond, Daniel Sennheiser

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NAMM Oral History Interview Jon Hammond by Dan Del Fiorentino and Tony Arambarri

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Jon Hammond | NAMM.org Oral History Interview Date: January 13, 2011

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Jon Hammond
Interview Date: January 13, 2011
Job Title: President and Founder
Company: Jon Hammond & Associates
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Jon Hammond


Jon Hammond has successfully created a career based on his musical talents and his passion for the music industry! As a musician Jon has performed with many legendary players and as a clinician and product artist he has introduced many innovative products to music stores and their customers over the last 30 plus years. Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Digital B3 Organ.

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“Interview: Co-CEO Dr Andreas Sennheiser” credit: PSN Europe http://www.psneurope.com/interview-co-ceo-dr-andreas-sennheiser/

“Dr Andreas Sennheiser took over the running of his family business with his brother Daniel in May of 2013. In the three years since, the company has released some notable technology – but there have been some serious changes at the company along the way. In an wide-ranging and candid interview, Dave Robinson discovers what the young co-CEO thinks about the $50k Orpheus headphones, the restructuring of the company, the fiercely competitive marketplace and what gets him out of bed in a morning…

Let’s begin with AMBEO, your 3D, immersive audio concept.

Dr Andreas Sennheiser: At CES, we launched something we’ve been working on for the last 5-7 years: algorithms for ‘immersive audio’. When we started research, we thought it was going to be relevant: it was a gut feeling that what exists wasn’t good enough. While we did research on these algorithms, we didn’t know where it was going to go, but with big content providers such as Universal and Red Bull Media embarking in 360-degree video and immersive audio recordings in the last 12-18 months, suddenly a huge new world has opened up for us. So, we’ve started to compile all the technology into distinct solutions for recording, mixing, processing, playing back. And that’s what we showed with the AMBEO brand at CES [and NAMM and PL+S]. It’s the starting point of something we will develop with our customers.

We really are positioning ourselves to take advantage of whatever 3D format emerges, a format with a higher emotional impact. Many artists have said to us, the only way to really connect with the audience the way they want to is to play live – but if they had a format that captured that, so that users at home could listen to it in a way similar to actually being there, then they would have a higher engagement with the listeners. That’s when we got serious about bringing AMBEO to the market.

At NAMM you demonstrated a surround-style ‘tetra mic’, with its ‘virtual miking technique’ software, which could change the way things are recorded…

The interesting thing about this is that we have to combine different technologies in order to make the immersive experience perfect; to integrate different technologies to make the transition from reality to virtual reality seamless.

With third party involvement?

By presenting it in its initial stage, it’s an invitation to our customers to think ahead, whether that’s a possible approach for them, how they would use it, and to find new applications for it. It’s all software based at the moment – we have a virtualisation algorithm, an upmix algorithm – we don’t really have a hardware decoder at this point, but if we see a stronger need, we can go in that direction, too.

Let’s talk about Orpheus, the HE 1, the ‘world’s most expensive headphone’.

The HE 1 for us is a product, a statement, and an indication of our innovation culture, to a certain extent. We could have said, we still have the Orpheus from 1991, it’s still considered the best headphone in the world, why do something better? But part of our culture is to not be happy with anything that exists now, regardless of whether we invented it or not. About 10 years ago, we decided it was the time for the world to experience the next level. On one hand, it’s beyond common sense. But, on the other, by being so intensively on the limits of physics, we learn so much for other applications.

You make it sound like the Space Programme…

Yes, exactly, and this pushes the entire Sennheiser culture into new ways. Think about the effect this has at the company when a group of people bring out a flagship that will be there for another couple of decades. That has a huge motivational impact on the other employees; at the same time, it tells the industry that what exists is not good enough for Sennheiser, so we will push it forward.

I’ve heard the HE 1s. They make sound ‘visceral’, I would suggest.

People have ‘seen’ things, heard things which they haven’t heard before, or been able to describe.

Do you think they are worth $50,000?

[Immediately] Absolutely. No doubt.

What sort of reaction have you had to them?

A product like this is dividing: people who rave about it, others who say, Is it worth the money? But to me, it’s not the point: it’s about buying into an exclusivity which sets you apart, in a positive way, from the masses. It’s connoisseurship. From the feedback we’ve got, most of the customers who are interested in the HE 1 are audiophiles who say, Audio is my life.

The original Orpheus had a run of some 300 units. When HE 1 ships later this year, will that be limited to 300 too?

We are not planning any limitation this time: but it is limited by the price and the capacity – making one per day – and the level of customisation. We have significant requests for customised versions.

You mean I can have them in pink?

Someone wants it in solid jade instead of marble, for instance. The exclusivity includes the concept of a one-off product, as long as the sound properties are not affected.

How many do you think you’ll be making?

We have more than 50 ordered. I don’t believe it’s going to stop at 100 or 200. I personally believe that it’s something that’s going to be with you for life, and we will offer servicing on it so it will be with you as long as you want to enjoy it.

Turning to the other end of the market, consumer headphones: it’s an increasingly aggressive and crowded marketplace. What is Sennheiser doing there?

We’re trying to be more focused on specific target groups. With the Momentum line, for example, we are targeting a specific type of personality, people who have a certain style and way of expressing themselves. We’re not just looking at price points and shelf space, and that will set us apart from just having X metres of headphone hangers.

You put into place a ‘selective distribution’ model a couple of years ago – other makes have done that too…

It ensures that the brand is represented in the appropriate way. If [our models] were at a cash-and-carry checkout for five pounds [six euros], it would just damage the brand. You can’t credibly have a product like that and the HE 1.

Are you worried that brands like Beats are changing the market?

It’s not necessarily a concern – it is, rather, keeping us on our toes. That increasingly competitive environment was beneficial in two ways: one, it grew the market; two, it forced us to think what Sennheiser is all about, what is at our core, what is our heritage. We’re the only ones to have the 1968 invention of the open-back HD 414 headphone; we’re the only one that has the innovation culture and heritage. How can we use that to be more relevant and have a higher value for the customer? So, with the success of the Momentum line, the higher end HD 800 line, the professional headphones – the HD 25 still being an icon – this process has been healthy for us because it gave us a stronger sense of identity which we are able to communicate.

How successful has the D9000 digital wireless system been?

It’s a huge success, especially in the last year where the ‘Digital Dividend’ [spectrum sell-off] in Japan gave us extra demand and business. Digital 9000 is successful beyond our initial imagination for a simple reason: we positioned and developed it as a system to be used on stage for singers and touring, because it was so flexible. But the corporate world has discovered it, because of its high-level encryption and flexibility in use. We saw a lot of companies adopt it, such as a major American retail chain. There’s a huge market there.

Since you and your brother Daniel became joint CEOs three years ago, you’ve restructured the company. I get the impression, some of that has been easy, and some of it has been hard. Is that correct?

We went from a territorial approach to a sales channel approach. In Europe, there’s no borders for commerce. Consumer is one part, professional is another, and so on.

In a reorganisation like that, you always have a working assumption. Sometimes you assume, sometimes you just hope for the best. The reorganisation was a great success, especially with the feedback we got from our customers. Did everything work out like we planned? With a change of that magnitude, we discovered things we had to fine-tune. That was a learning experience. For us it was more important to go in the direction that makes sense for the future rather than stay with something we know but might not be any longer relevant.

Some of your ideas were quite radical: staff had to look at their roles within the company and say, this is what I do, and this is what I want to do…

You are spot on. We had hundreds of people in new roles, so there was an element of change management.

…Which can be difficult.

Absolutely! And I have empathy with people who are uncertain for a period, who have to find their role and it’s not all clear from Day One. But part of our culture is to go through changes with our employees, and that means everyone can design their future and their fate, which brings the downside of uncertainty with it.

But some people don’t want to do that.

Yes, but it’s part of our nature to involve people in their own destiny rather than giving them 100% certainty but no influence.

The impression I got from the staff video, made for the company’s 70th anniversary last year, is that your employees are pleased to be a part of the Sennheiser phenomenon. The smiles from the people in the factory were natural, not forced.

The passion and commitment, the joy of what we do is everywhere at Sennheiser. And that’s really part of my personal motivation. Seeing people committed to that extent gives me a reason to go forward.

Do you ever feel the burden of the family legacy, though? When you wake up, do you ever think, [in panicked voice] ‘Oh God, I’m running Sennheiser!’…?

[Smiling broadly] With great responsibility comes a certain weight. You have to think about what is good for the company, the customers, the employees. There are moments of doubt and pressure, but all-in-all, what makes me so confident of getting up in the morning is that I’m not alone here, there are 2,700 people who are highly committed and enjoy what they do. It’s not on my shoulders, it’s on 2,700 pairs of shoulders making their own destiny. With that in my mind, it’s easy to get up and assume that responsibility.

Good answer! What do you think you still need to do at the company?

Become quicker, more nimble to reacting to customer feedback.

Sennheiser seems to think about what it’s going to do, thinks some more, and then makes its move. It took you ages to adopt Dante, for instance. That approach can be positive – but negative too.

If 80% of our decisions are well-thought through and strategically directed, that’s exactly what we need. In hindsight, we could have taken some decisions earlier. On the other hand, ‘German engineering and thinking’ takes time. What our next challenge will be, is to preserve the thoroughness of where we want to go, but add an element of ‘start-up’ activity. A start-up culture with 70 years of experience, if you will. If we can do that, then we will be even quicker when supplying the customers with what they want.

Last question: the factory is on fire – you run in and grab three items. What are they?

First, the photo of my grandfather [Fritz Sennheiser, who started the company]. Second, the Emmy Award. [In 2013, Sennheiser was awarded the Philo T. Farnsworth Award, presented to a company whose “contributions over time have significantly impacted television technology and engineering”.] Third, my trolley, which holds all the stuff I use for daily work…

But which one product do you put on that trolley?

The D9000.

Not a classic microphone or headphone?

D9000 is a statement of innovation, and is ‘classic’ at the same time. It’s one of a kind. It’s an icon. It shows all the competency that’s in this company.

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Sennheiser Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sennheiser

Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG (/ˈsɛnhaɪzər/; branded Sennheiser) is a private German audio company specializing in the design and production of a wide range of both consumer and high fidelity products, including microphones, headphones, telephony accessories, and avionics headsets for consumer, professional, and business applications.

ndustry Audio electronics
Founded 1945 (as Labor W)
Headquarters Wedemark, Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany
Key people
Fritz Sennheiser, founder
Daniel Sennheiser, CEO and Chairman of the Board
Products Audio electronics for consumer, professional, and business uses
Owner Sennheiser family
Number of employees
2,183 as of 2011

The company was founded in 1945, just a few weeks after the end of World War II, by Fritz Sennheiser (1912–2010)[2][3] and seven fellow engineers of the University of Hannover in a laboratory called Laboratorium Wennebostel (shortened, “Lab W”). The laboratory was named after the village of Wennebostel in the municipality of Wedemark to where it had been moved due to the war. Its first product was a voltmeter.[1] Lab W began building microphones in 1946 with the DM1, and began developing them in 1947 with the DM2. By 1955, the company had 250 employees, and had begun production of many products including but not limited to: geophysical equipment, the Noise-Compensated microphone (DM4), microphone transformers, mixers, and miniature magnetic headphones. Labor W was renamed ‘Sennheiser electronic’ in 1958.[citation needed]

In 1968, Sennheiser released the world’s first open headphones.[4] The introduction of open headphones affected the headphone market as they were able to produce a more natural sound that many users preferred.[5]

Sennheiser was transformed into a limited partnership (KG) in 1973. In 1980, the company entered the aviation market, supplying Lufthansa with headsets.[6][7]

The company began producing modern wireless microphones in 1982, the same year when founder Fritz Sennheiser handed the management of the company over to his son, Jörg Sennheiser. In 1987, Sennheiser was awarded at the 59th Academy Awards for its MKH 816 shotgun microphone.

Also in 1991, Georg Neumann GmbH, Berlin, which builds studio microphones, became a part of Sennheiser.[8][9]

In 1996, Sennheiser received an Emmy Award for its advancements in RF wireless technology.[10] Also in 1996, Sennheiser became a private limited company (GmbH and Co. KG). Since then, Sennheiser has maintained its tradition of high quality audio technology, and still maintains those high standards today. Professor Dr. Fritz Sennheiser died in 2010.

On July 1, 2013, Daniel Sennheiser and Andreas Sennheiser were promoted to the position of CEO responsible for Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG.[11]

In October 2013, Sennheiser received the prestigious Philo T. Farnsworth Award at the 65th Primetime Emmy®Engineering Awards in Hollywood.[12] In May 2014, Sennheiser founded a new competence center for innovative streaming solutions, Sennheiser Streaming Technology GmbH (SST).
Locations

Sennheiser is headquartered in the municipality of Wedemark, Germany (near Hannover). Its United States headquarters is located in Old Lyme, Connecticut. The company has factories in Wennebostel (Wedemark, near Hanover); Tullamore, Ireland (since 1990); and Albuquerque, New Mexico (since 2000). Sennheiser’s R&D facilities are located in Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Singapore and San Francisco, California.
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Sennheiser is mainly known for its consumer headphones and professional microphones. The most famous microphones by Sennheiser are the MKH 416 short shotgun, which came to be the Hollywood standard shotgun microphone, and the 816, similar in design with longer reach. Its also makes wireless microphones. Subsidiary products include aviation, multimedia and gaming headsets, micro-Hifi systems, conferencing systems, speakers and amplifiers.

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Joe Berger NAMM Oral History Interview Unedited Long Version Official 55 minutes 4 seconds
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Joe Berger
Interview Date: January 20, 2012
Job Title: Musician, Product Endorser – short version here also
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Joe Berger knows sound! Joe has been mixing sound for over 30 years and he stopped counting at 35,000 bands! Also a virtuoso guitar player with his own definitive, unique playing style and “ear”, Joe has jammed with the likes of John Entwistle and Jack Bruce. He has also been a fixture at music trade shows for decades as a guitar demonstrator, having set a record for most hours played at a single trade show.
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29th Year! Jon Hammond’s musikmesse Warm Up Party jazzkeller – Big Special Thanks to my good friend Saray Pastanesi for absolute Masterpiece Birthday & 29th musikmesse Chocolate Chocolate cake!! It was delicious, every morsel was consumed and enjoyed!

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MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME

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).

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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

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48 minute Documentary movie of Tuesday night session at Friends Seminary School in Manhattan, 5 original compositions!
“Head Phone” by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson
“Lydia’s Tune” by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson
“Late Rent” by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson
“Pocket Funk” by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson
“Have a Nice Day Blues” by Todd Anderson arranged by Todd Anderson
*Note: Tenor Saxophonist Arranger Todd Anderson was Jon Hammond’s teacher for Arranging and Compostion at Berklee College of Music in Boston MA in 1973. 10 years later they recorded this music for TV Show “The Jon Hammond Show” still on TV every week for 32 years, the recording session went down at Intergalactic Recording Studios where John Lennon did some of his last recording dates. The big band here is presided over by Professor Bob Rosen in charge of the music program at Friends Seminary School on Manhattan’s East Side, 230 year old school K – 12th grade. Top sight reading musicians gather weekly – more info: http://www.HammondCast.com ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP / BMI

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Jon Hammond | NAMM.org Oral History Interview Date: January 13, 2011

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Jon Hammond
Interview Date: January 13, 2011
Job Title: President and Founder
Company: Jon Hammond & Associates
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Jon Hammond


Jon Hammond has successfully created a career based on his musical talents and his passion for the music industry! As a musician Jon has performed with many legendary players and as a clinician and product artist he has introduced many innovative products to music stores and their customers over the last 30 plus years. Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Digital B3 Organ.

Subject Info Jon Hammond Interview Date: January 13, 2011 Job Title: President and Founder Jon Hammond & Associates Jon Hammond has successfully created a … of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Digital B3Organ. (accordions, electric organs, Hammond B-3, Hammond Organs)

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Alex Hsieh NAMM Oral History https://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/alex-hsieh

Alex Hsieh is the CEO of P.Mauriat Paris, a brass instrument maker in Taiwan that specializes in saxophones, trumpets and accessories. Their saxophone line of instruments are inspired by the late French orchestra leader Paul Mauriat (1925-2006) who was known in America for a series of pop recordings. Alex created the environment to ensure quality instruments were developed that could produce the sounds and tones used in Mr. Mauriat’s recordings. The results of these efforts have been a well-regarded product line and innovative models such as the PMST Saxophone and the Professional Bb Trumpet.

Interview Date:
January 24, 2014
Job Title:
CEO
Company:
P.Mauriat Paris
Tags:
Taiwanese Music Industry
Music Manufacturing
Saxophones
Music Accessories
Trumpets
Woodwinds
Brass Instruments
Band and Orchestra

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JoeBergerNammOralHistoryInterviewUneditedLongVersionOfficial55

Youtube https://youtu.be/uFFMVHCkZ8w

Joe Berger NAMM Oral History Interview Unedited Long Version Official 55 minutes 4 seconds
by Jon Hammond

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Topics concert production, electric guitars, namm show, frankfurt musikmesse, joe berger, oral history, john entwistle, concert tours

Joe Berger
Interview Date: January 20, 2012
Job Title: Musician, Product Endorser – short version here also
http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/joe-berger
Joe Berger knows sound! Joe has been mixing sound for over 30 years and he stopped counting at 35,000 bands! Also a virtuoso guitar player with his own definitive, unique playing style and “ear”, Joe has jammed with the likes of John Entwistle and Jack Bruce. He has also been a fixture at music trade shows for decades as a guitar demonstrator, having set a record for most hours played at a single trade show.
Tony Arambarri, Dan Del Fiorentino – NAMM Historians
Categories:
concert production
electric guitars
Guitars-Amps-Fretted
Jon Hammond
mixing consoles
Musicians
Musik Messe Frankfurt
NAMM Show
New York City NY
product endorsers

Run time 55 minutes 4 seconds
Audio/Visual sound

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

Alpha Jon Hammondhttp://hammondcast.tumblr.com

Add to Calendar: Tuesday April 5, 2016 in the famous jazzkeller Frankfurt – Jon Hammond Band performs at 9PM

Celebrating 30 Years, As Seen On Cable TV 32 Years Jon Hammond Show MNN TV Channel 1 and Streaming Worldwide

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!

Journal Frankfurt http://www.journal-frankfurt.de/journal_news/Kultur-9/My-home-away-from-home-Jon-Hammond-zum-27-Mal-auf-der-Musikmesse-18308.html

MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME

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).

Interview: Detlef Kinsler

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

As seen on MNN TV Cable TV Show The Jon Hammond Show 32nd year — Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Topics Journal Frankfurt, Journalkalendar, Jon Hammond, musikmesse, Warm Up Party, Hammond Organs, Frankfurt, Blues, Jazz, Soft News, MNN TV Channel 1 – Jazz Party of The Year! #JazzParty #CNNiReport

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/48MinuteDocumentaryJazzMovieBigBandWithOrganistJonHammond

by Jon Hammond

48 minute Documentary movie of Tuesday night session at Friends Seminary School in Manhattan, 5 original compositions!
“Head Phone” by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson
“Lydia’s Tune” by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson
“Late Rent” by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson
“Pocket Funk” by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson
“Have a Nice Day Blues” by Todd Anderson arranged by Todd Anderson
*Note: Tenor Saxophonist Arranger Todd Anderson was Jon Hammond’s teacher for Arranging and Compostion at Berklee College of Music in Boston MA in 1973. 10 years later they recorded this music for TV Show “The Jon Hammond Show” still on TV every week for 32 years, the recording session went down at Intergalactic Recording Studios where John Lennon did some of his last recording dates. The big band here is presided over by Professor Bob Rosen in charge of the music program at Friends Seminary School on Manhattan’s East Side, 230 year old school K – 12th grade. Top sight reading musicians gather weekly – more info: http://www.HammondCast.com ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP / BMI

Photographs Courtesy of Elmar Lemes

Youtube https://youtu.be/2mcykc-OHTg

these are the names I know at this time – more coming: Mike Campenni drums, Charles Lee a.s., Jim Piela a.s., Bob Rosen t.s., David Zalud trpt., Greg Ruvolo trpt. Todd Anderson t.s., Jon Hammond Hammond Sk1 org., Art Baron trombone, Pat Hall trmb., Alfredo Marques trmb., – entire session documentary ©JON HAMMOND International / Todd Anderson ASCAP / BMI – additional info http://www.HammondCast.com as seen on Manhattan Neighborhood Network Channel 1 community channel and streaming worldwide, late Fri. nights / early Sat. morning at 1:30 AM Eastern Standard Time – Associated Musicians of Greater New York Local 802, Jon is also a dual member of AFM Local 6 Musicians Union San Francisco – the date of this session was October 20, 2015


2nd image – My friend Raul Rekow on the Carlos Santana Band with Carlos onstage there, Alex Ligertwood was on the band then…I shot this in Paris 1981 – Jon Hammond

R.I.P. Eddie Sorenson – Levittown Long Island New York *in middle in this photo, L to R: Jon Hammond, Eddie Sorenson, Eddie Money.

I was in a band with the 2 Eddie’s in 1970-’71, Eddie was an excellent guitarist and vocalist. My deepest condolences go out to the Sorenson Family, Eddie Money and all Eddie’s friends. I have just been informed of this very sad news Eddie Sorenson has died.
Sincerely, Jon
*Photo at BB King’s NYC, either on Eddie’s bus or backstage – JH

Still my favorite version Hammond Organ 80th Anniversary Docu Film International projekt directed by main man Tino Pavlis! From Sandweg in Frankfurt to Hamamatsu Japan, Chicago and Anaheim California folks! – Jon Hammond​
http://blog.sfgate.com/jon-hammond/2015/08/14/tinos-hammond-organ-80th-anniversary-film-documentary-trailer/

Keeping the tradition Tino! and we had a lot of fun, much more coming too! – JH spcl. thanks / dankeschön Joe Berger, Michael Falkenstein, Professor Klaus Maier founder of Hammond Deutschland, musikmesse​, The NAMM Show​, Suzuki Musical Instruments​ Team – International project coming to a theater near you soon! – the sound at the heart of Funk Soul Blues Gospel and don’t forget Classical and Theater Organ – with original music from Jon Hammond Band​ coast to coast and around the world!

Jon Hammond​ Apple iTunes Podcast FEED
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hammondcast-show/id97154584?mt=2
Funk Soul Blues and Soft News – thanks Apple Inc.​

Bernard Capicchiano NAMM Oral History https://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/bernard-capicchiano

Bernie Capicchiano was coached from the Accounting world to manage a new music retail store for the Brash Group in Australia in 1973.His long career in the industry includes a strong relationship with the Hammond-Suzuki Company as well as Johannus Organs, Schimmel, Hailun and Bernstein Pianos. Bernie opened his own store in October 1977, Bernie’s Music Land in a shopping mall. Over the years he has developed a number of very impressive education and merchandising programs to encourage music making at all levels. For nine years he served on the board of the Australian Music Association with two terms as Treasurer and two terms as President. He has worked long and hard to support the National Music programs in Australia by growing the number of active music makers!

Interview Date:
January 25, 2014
Job Title:
Founder
Company:
Bernie’s Music Land
Tags:
Music Retail
Pianos-Organs
Electric Organs
Hammond Organs
Home Organ Boom
Keyboards-Sound Synthesis
Music Lesson Programs
Australian Music Industry
Schimmel Pianos

NAMM Oral History, Dan Del Fiorentino, Jon Hammond, Joe Berger, Alex Budman, Bernie Capicchiano, #NAMMOralHistory #NAMMShow #HammondOrgan

Bernard Purdie Plays Pocket Funk Jon Hammond Band NAMM Show Brunch Set Center Patio

February 1, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Bernard Purdie Plays Pocket Funk Jon Hammond Band NAMM Show Brunch Set Center Patio

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

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

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

On Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/bernard-purdie-plays-pocket-funk-namm-center-patio-jon-hammond-band-6721909

The Bernard Purdie Story – NAMM Oral History excerpt http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/bernard-purdie

Big special thanks to NAMM Archivist Tony Arambarri for these beautiful photographs! *Image 1: Jon Hammond receiving “Believe In Music Award” from Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM –

*Image 2: Joe Berger guitar and Dom Famularo drums on NAMM Center Patio Stage playing JJ Guitar designed by Jeff Gulford / JJ Guitars UK
The Joe Berger Story – NAMM Oral History excerpt http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/joe-berger

*Image 3: From Tokyo – Koei Tanaka / Koei Tanaka / 田中光栄 – fan site harmonica and Jon Hammond at the organ on NAMM Center Patio Stage – Thank you!!
Jon / Jon Hammond Band

Official NAMM Photo: Big special thanks to NAMM Archivist Tony Arambarri for these beautiful photographs!

*Image 1: Jon Hammond receiving “Believe In Music Award” from Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM — with Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center

Official NAMM Photo: *Image 2: Joe Berger guitar and Dom Famularo drums on NAMM Center Patio Stage

— with Joe Berger and Dom Famularo at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center

Official NAMM Photo: *Image 3: From Tokyo – Koei Tanaka / Koei Tanaka / 田中光栄 – fan site harmonica and Jon Hammond at the organ on NAMM Center Patio Stage

– Jon Hammond Band — with Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center

NAMM Believe In Music Awards

I am extremely proud and humbled to be amongst this year’s recipients of NAMM’s prestigious “Believe In Music Award” presented by Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM and NAMM’s Historian and Archivist Dan Del Fiorentino and Tony Arambarri – I was speaking with Roy Burns who told me he has attended NAMM every year since 1960, and he’s looking great! The Roy Burns Story, NAMM Oral History excerpt: http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/roy-burns *see photo

– Frank Alkyer & Kevin Maher publishers of DownBeat Magazine and NAMM Daily among other publications,

a list will become available soon

The Jon Hammond Story – NAMM Oral History excerpt: http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/jon-hammond

– thank you for this beautiful and meaningful award! Sincerely, Jon Hammond

NAMM Oral History, Believe In Music Awards, Roy Burns, Joe Berger, Jon Hammond, Bernard Purdie, Fatback drums, Pocket Funk, Late Rent Sessions, ASCAP, Atlantic Records, Local 802, Musicians Union, Joe Lamond, Dan Del Fiorentino, Tony Arambarri

Joe Berger NAMM Oral History Interview Unedited Long Version Official 55 minutes 4 seconds

December 8, 2012

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Joe Berger NAMM Oral History Interview Unedited Long Version Official 55 minutes 4 seconds

http://archive.org/details/JoeBergerNammOralHistoryInterviewUneditedLongVersionOfficial55

Youtube http://youtu.be/uFFMVHCkZ8w

Jon Hammond I’m real proud of you Joe! Everybody should watch / listen to this remarkable life story of the Berger-Meister – keep up the great work and Spirit Mr. Berger! See you soon and on the bandstand, Jon Hammond

Joe Berger NAMM Oral History Interview Unedited Long Version Official 55 minutes 4 seconds: Check it out folks, the real life story of Joe Berger who we all know and love – unedited, great job Joe! Jon Hammond
http://youtu.be/uFFMVHCkZ8w
Published on Dec 8, 2012
Joe Berger
Interview Date: January 20, 2012
Job Title: Musician, Product Endorser – short version here also
http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/joe-berger
Joe Berger knows sound! Joe has been mixing sound for over 30 years and he stopped counting at 35,000 bands! Also a virtuoso guitar player with his own definitive, unique playing style and “ear”, Joe has jammed with the likes of John Entwistle and Jack Bruce. He has also been a fixture at music trade shows for decades as a guitar demonstrator, having set a record for most hours played at a single trade show.
Categories:
concert production
electric guitars
Guitars-Amps-Fretted
Jon Hammond
mixing consoles
Musicians
Musik Messe Frankfurt
NAMM Show
New York City NY
product endorsers

*LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE: Jon’s Journal SF County Jail Show HammondCast

http://archive.org/details/HammondCast_17

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HammondCast 17, just back from Hamburg Germany where I recorded my new album, an official production of NDR Radio in Studio 1 with some of my all-time favorite musicians: Lutz Buchner (Sax), Joe Gallardo (Trombone), Heinz Lichius (Drums), myself-Jon Hammond (XK-3 Organ/Bass) and Engineer: Rudy Grosser in Studio 1 NDR Radio. I’ll be playing some selections rough mixes (not so rough actually!) as my Christmas gift to the listeners, and speaking of Christmas…from inside San Francisco County Jail #8 “Pod E”, a live recording of my trio’s annual Christmas Prison Show with the great tenor saxophonist Larry Schneider & Ronnie Smith Jr. on drums along with myself on keys playing the Christmas classic: “Have Yourself a Merry Christmas”. Every year I tell the ladies “And ya’ better be good!”
And from the Studio 1 NDR Sessions my original blues shuffle: No X-Cess Baggage Blues, some fine playing by Lutz on one of my favorite ballads: My One and Only Love and my theme song: “Late Rent”. Special thanks to Knut Benzner of NDR Radio for co-producing these recordings now heard on KYOU Radio, 1550 on the AM Dial.
Jon Hammond
http://www.HammondCast.com

“The FINGERS…Are The SINGERS!”…and the wind is blowing North by North East! Jon Hammond

2 very special jazz friends of mine this evening at Local 802 Musicians Union – Rudy Sheriff Lawless the great jazz drummer and beacon of inspiration – and Gina Reder aka Gina Jazz!
Jon Hammond — at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM

On the Night Before The Big Vote – Jazz is alive and well one week after Hurricane Sandy at Local 802 Musicians Union in New York City folks!
This evening I played the early bird set with these great musicians, my all-time favorites here – L to R: The great Richard Clements jazz pianist extraordinaire, Mike Comoia the great veteran tenor saxophonist, myself Jon Hammond at the organ and one of the greatest jazz bassists in New York – Bob Cunningham, and he is a killin’ vocalist occasionally and pianist as well – special thanks to Jazz Foundation of America *Note: Photo by Greg Bandy with my camera, thanks Greg! — with Bob Cunningham at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM

Folks, I will be the #1 voter today at my polling place – got here 5AM, early shot so you know I am not messing around. In less than 45 minutes I’m going to be pulling the lever for President Obama and everybody in my building is also – I don’t know one person who is voting for the other guy. NYPD is on the scene to make sure there won’t be any hanky panky..this is the big day people! – Jon Hammond

#1 Voter at my polling place – photographic proof – Jon Hammond *Note: The scanning machine is scanning my paper ballot at 6:13AM. It is a little bit tricky, supervisor said mine was A-OK and of course I voted for President Obama and V.P. Joe Biden, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Democratic early bird voter here in New York City – JH — at Times Square

Get on down to your polling place and vote my fellow Americans! *Note: There is a tricky thing on the ballot – it says “Vote for any four” in one group of four. I had the supervisor come in and sure enough he told me that it is really “Vote for ONE of four” – he told me if I voted for all 4 it would invalidate my ballot. Take care to do it correctly folks.
Jon Hammond — at Times Square

Voting Day 2012 after-the-vote breakfast at the diner with Joe Berger and Jon Hammond the early bird voters in Times Square NYC — with Joe Berger at Theatre Row Diner

Yea’!!! It’s President Obama & V.P. Joe Biden Folks!!! Many congratulations to everybody, we came..we voted..the people have spoken and we have a very good man and very good V.P. back in the Whitehouse for next 4 years – so fantastic!!
I voted for him super-early, they put #1 on my voting card at 6AM after waiting from 5 in the morning while still dark – I hear the people partying in Times Square outside my window – this is a great night and another new beginning, god bless and thanks to all my personal friends who came out and voted for President Obama all over the place, Jon Hammond New York NY USA

Jon Hammond
@HammondCast
New beginning god bless thanks to all my personal friends who came out & voted for President Obama, Jon Hammond NY USA pic.twitter.com/MHIgOCLl
https://twitter.com/HammondCast/status/266042298104705024/photo/1

Yea’…Four more, congratulations everybody!! and especially to President Obama and V.P. Joe Biden, thank you for your dedicated service!! Jon Hammond — with President Barack Obama

NAMM Oral History, Live Music, Concert Production, TV, Radio, John Entwistle, Joe Berger, Jon Hammond, Frankfurt Musikmesse, Local 802, Musicians Union, ASCAP

INDIE POOL Special and Jon’s Journal November 21 2012

November 21, 2012

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: The Indie Pool: Jon Russell Hosts Jon Hammond

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http://archive.org/details/JonHammondINDIEPOOLKYOURadioSpecialJonRussellHostingJonHammondofHammondCastShow

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
http://www.HammondCast.com

San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge — Slow down 35 MPH for the curve people! Not 50 or 60 like lots are doing – Jon Hammond
Dead Man’s Curve
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Ideas-offered-to-slow-S-curve-motorists-3211750.php

Getting drivers to slow down for the Bay Bridge S-curve might seem like an unusual challenge, but some states have been dealing with troublesome curves on interstate highways for decades, using everything from speed cameras and flashing lights to grooved pavement and unusual lane markings to get drivers to slow down and pay attention.

Some of these tactics will be used on the S-curve after a series of accidents, including a fatality Monday morning, sparked a public outcry for safety improvements at the temporary detour on the Bay Bridge. At least 43 accidents – or an average of five per week – have occurred on the curve since the detour opened to traffic Sept. 8.

“People just don’t want to slow down,” said Russ Rader, a spokesman for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which researches traffic safety. “The question is: How do you make them?”

Many cities have dangerous curves on highways that have earned infamy and nicknames because of the large number of accidents. In Cleveland, the 90-degree curve on Interstate 90 nearing downtown is called “Deadman’s Curve.”

Opened in 1959, the curve quickly became a problem. Like the Bay Bridge, the speed limits on either side of the curve are 50 mph – which drivers usually exceed, said Jocelynn Clemings, a spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Transportation.

The sharp turn requires drivers to slow to 35 mph. To get drivers to reduce their speeds, the department has, over the years, put in “a lot of flashing signage” along with grooved pavement that makes a loud vibrating sound when drivers pass over it, and extra arrows, or chevrons, on the pavement.

While drivers are more aware, she said, “There are quite often accidents of varying severity,” and the Department of Transportation plans to “flatten” the curve sometime in the next decade, she said.

Kansas City has two troublesome curves that it has tamed with speed sensors and flashing lights that warn drivers on Interstate 70 to slow down. Trucks frequently overturned at the Jackson and Benton curves, prompting the Missouri Department of Transportation to install a special warning system about 20 years ago.

The system uses a sensor planted in each lane to read the speed of vehicles approaching the curves. If they’re speeding, flashing lights over their lane activate and a sign blares: “Driving too fast when lights flashing.”

“We’ve had a pretty noticeable reduction in accidents,” said Jesse Skinner, an interstate corridor engineer with the Missouri Department of Transportation.

Elsewhere, the department also has used radar signs – one for each lane of traffic – that read and display drivers’ speeds next to signs showing the speed limit.

“People drive what (speed) they feel comfortable driving,” Skinner said. “If you want them to slow down, you have to get their attention.”

Caltrans also employed flashing lights and prominent signs to do just that at “the Fishhook,” the sharply curved intersection of highways 1 and 17 in Santa Cruz, and the curve was widened recently to make it easier to navigate. Colin Jones, a Caltrans spokesman, said the devices improved safety at the interchange but noted that drivers changing highways are more likely to slow down than those driving across a bridge and entering a curve.

Anne McCartt, vice president of research at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, said the key to slowing drivers is enforcement of speed laws. Speed cameras, which use radar to measure speed and then automatically issue a ticket, can be especially effective in an area like the S-curve, or where it could be difficult for police to pull over speeders.

“The advantage of automated enforcement is that it can happen anytime of the day or night, wherever it is needed,” she said.

McCartt also recommended stricter enforcement of speeds on the entire bridge, saying that it is unrealistic to expect drivers to slow from speeds in excess of 50 mph to 35 mph for the curve.

Caltrans officials already have installed extra signs and flashing lights, and plan more safety improvements to slow motorists, including reflective striping near the top of the bridge’s barrier walls, a large overhead sign warning of the curve and of the reduced speed on the upper deck of the bridge, and radar boards flashing drivers’ speeds. Caltrans spokesman Bart Ney said the agency also is considering installing grooved pavement or rows of pavement markers to warn drivers they are approaching the curve.

Sorry William, you missed the McIntosh model 225, better luck next time! – Jon Hammond

MC225 – *Random Reviews: “Bottom Line:
The 225 matches excelently to My Klipsch Belle’s and My Klipschorns. The 104 db/watt efficiency of these systems is a must for an amplifier of this size. 118 db peak passages are possible without clipping – a must for any realistic reproduction of music. Try to get 118 db peaks from any of the low efficiency speakers ( less than 100 db/watt ) and you end up with an impossible situation.
The 225’s have fixed bias, this should be critically set as I have found that amplifier signatures change with as little as 5ma. differences. The Sovetek 7591A’s (not XYZ) are better sounding tubes than the NOS stuff being sold.”

“Over many years of experimenting with many products -solid state vs tubes I much prefer the tube sound. I recently purchased a 30 year old MAC 225 Amp and was amazed at the quality of the sound.My then current Cary SLA70 did not compare. I was hearing things I had never heard before on some favorite CD’s with the MAC 225.Can I realistically improve the sound of my system by moving up to a MAC 240 or 275? Replies are appreciated. Also to maintain the MAC 225 sound signature should I continue with my Audible Illusions MOD 3 Pre amp(Tube) or move to a Mac 33 pre amp (Solid State). Any comments,suggestions or recommendations are appreciated.”

“I have been using MC-225 for more than 5 years and that is the part I think I will use it for my whole life (I guess my next generation can still use them by replacing some parts). It gave you great and smooth sound especially in the mid to high range. Very impressive for playing songs by female singer. Don’t think that 25 watts is small, it can still gives you very solid bass and sound stage.
Currently I have two sets of MC-225 to drive ProAC Tabelette 50 Sig. Other components include:”

Radio Day By The Bay — Jon Hammond with Celeste Perry Radio/TV Personality and another lady of Radio/TV – annual Fund Raiser for California Historical Radio Society at KRE Radio in Berkeley California

Radio Day By The Bay — Cheryl Jennings and Stan Bunger annual Fund Raiser for California Historical Radio Society at KRE Radio in Berkeley California – Jon Hammond

Radio Day By The Bay — He’s got ‘The Fever’…Radio Fever!
Jon Hammond

Radio Day By The Bay — A lucky buyer got this beautiful classic radio for only 50 bucks at the annual Fund Raiser for California Historical Radio Society at KRE Radio in Berkeley California – Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond’s new little SONY TFM-6060W 2 Band Radio will be going on a trip around the world – Travel Radio just got acquired by a traveler! – Radio Day By The Bay – KRE Radio Berkeley California annual fundraiser for California Historical Radio Society

Classic Motorola AM Radio in Turquoise Blue- this one went for big bucks at the Auction at annual fundraiser for California Historical Radio Society – RADIO KRE Berkeley – Jon Hammond

Cheryl Jennings of KGO-TV conducting Oral History Interviews in control room of KRE Radio — at Radio Day By The Bay annual fundraiser for California Historical Radio Society – Jon Hammond

NAMM Oral History Session Jon Hammond recorded January 13th 2011 Anaheim CA

Jon Hammond | NAMM.org Oral History Interview Date: January 13, 2011 Full Version

*WATCH Full Version Video Here: Jon Hammond | NAMM.org Oral History Interview Date: January 13, 2011 Full Version

http://a10.video2.blip.tv/9530007958507/JonHammond-JonHammondNAMMorgOralHistoryInterviewDateJanuary132011558.m4v?brs=1461&bri=44.3

http://blip.tv/file/4837335

http://vimeo.com/20619835

Jon Hammond | NAMM.org Oral History Interview Date: January 13, 2011

http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/jon-hammond

Jon Hammond
Interview Date: January 13, 2011
Job Title: President and Founder
Company: Jon Hammond & Associates

Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond has successfully created a career based on his musical talents and his passion for the music industry! As a musician Jon has performed with many legendary players and as a clinician and product artist he has introduced many innovative products to music stores and their customers over the last 30 plus years. Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Digital B3 Organ.



Jon Hammond

Subject Info Jon Hammond Interview Date:  January 13, 2011 Job Title:  President and Founder Jon Hammond & Associates Jon Hammond has successfully created a … of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Digital B3Organ.   (accordions, electric organs, Hammond B-3, Hammond Organs, …
Oral History – tonya – 03/02/2011 – 4:41pm

Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond
Interview Date: January 13, 2011
Job Title: President and Founder
Company: Jon Hammond & Associates
Jon Hammond has successfully created a career based on his musical talents and his passion for the music industry! As a musician Jon has performed with many legendary players and as a clinician and product artist he has introduced many innovative products to music stores and their customers over the last 30 plus years. Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Digital B3 Organ.

Special Thanks: Joe Lamond president and chief executive officer of NAMM

Hiromitsu Ono Suzuki Musical Instrument Chief Engineer

Waichiro Tachi Tachikawa Suzuki Musical Instrument Corporation, 鈴木楽器製作所 Suzuki Gakki

Betty Heywood, director of international affairs at NAMM

Manji Suzuki President and Founder of Suzuki Musical Instruments Hammond Suzuki here with Jon Hammond at the New B3mk2 Organ in Suzuki Hall Hamamatsu World Headquarters

Actual NBC Chimes – This is how it was actually done On-The-Air Kids! – Jon Hammond
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBC_Chimes

The NBC chimes, named for the radio and television network on which they have been used, consists of a succession of three distinct pitches: G3, E4, and C4 (middle C), sounded in that order, creating an arpeggiated C-major chord in the second inversion, within about two seconds time, and reverberating for another two or three seconds. The intervals of this progression are up a major 6th from G3 to E4 and down a major third from E4 to C4. The chimes were the first ever audio trademark to be accepted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Contrary to widespread belief, the “G-E-C” sequence is not a reference to the General Electric Company (now a minority shareholder in NBC’s current parent company), which did not acquire NBC until 1986; however, GE’s radio station WGY in Schenectady, New York was an early NBC affiliate, and GE was an early shareholder in RCA, which founded NBC by creating it as a subsidiary.
The chimes were originally used as a cue for radio stations across the network to begin broadcasting their station identifications or local feeds. After their use as a formal network communications signal ended around the 1970s as the result of automation, the chimes has been used ever since as an audio logo or signature for NBC.
An elegant solution: the station break

The chimes were originally conceived to help solve a problem inherent in early network radio broadcasting: the vast majority of which was live, rather than pre-recorded. At the top of each hour, any individual broadcaster (on radio, TV or other broadcast band) must identify itself by callsign and the name of the community where its broadcast license has been issued, in compliance with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations. For example: “This is WHYY, Philadelphia.” Therefore it might seem efficient for a small radio network (three to seven stations, for instance) to accomplish this chore by having a single announcer “on the network”, whose voice is transmitted to all the local stations, read the short list of local callsigns and corresponding communities for about ten seconds each hour, during an extended broadcast period. However, this practice becomes quite inefficient as a network grows, consuming valuable commercial airtime.[1] Hence it was determined in early big-network radio days that this job, among others, had to be done locally, on a pre-determined cue from the network itself.
The simplest way to accomplish this is with a spoken announcement (sometimes called an outcue), and its special format has a familiar ring. For instance: “We pause now for ten seconds for station identification: this is the NBC Television Network”. This phrasing alerts a local announcer to put him/herself on the air and formally identify the local station. The Today Show, broadcast for four hours live every weekday on NBC, uses a special spoken outcue for station breaks: “This is Today on NBC.” Indeed, as a public relations technique, this task is often offered to a member of the live audience assembled in Rockefeller Plaza outside the Today studio. For the network pioneers at NBC in the late 1920s, a more simple, elegant and consistent solution than an announcer’s voice, with its individual distinctiveness, was sought.
It was decided by a three-person committee (consisting of Oscar Hanson, a former engineer of AT&T, Earnest la Prada, an NBC orchestra leader, and the NBC announcer Philip Carlin) that the simplest way to do this would be to create a musical cue which would sound to signal the end of programs. Essentially, NBC wished to brand itself in sound, a sound that any listener would immediately recognize.
[edit]History

The chimes came to their familiar configuration and sound after several years of on-air development. They were first broadcast over NBC’s Red and Blue networks on November 29, 1929. However, there are disagreements about the original source of the idea. One story is that they came from WSB in Atlanta which allegedly used it for its own purposes until one day someone at NBC headquarters in New York City heard the WSB version of the notes during a networked broadcast of a Georgia Tech football game and asked permission to use it on the national network. The NBC chimes were invented by Robert Blanchard.
The company tested the chimes during 1927 and 1928 when it experimented with several possible combinations of notes. The first sequence consisted of the seven notes G-C-F-E-G-F-E. However, since the original NBC chime machine was an actual set of chimes which the announcer would play 30 seconds before the end of every half-hour to signal the end of a program, it was left to the announcers to play this trademark sequence without error, which was unavoidable with such a lengthy cue. The chime sequence was shortened to G-C-F-E and then, on November 29, 1929, the cue was shortened for the final time, and the three well-known notes G-E-C were heard on NBC radio for the first time.
Despite the relative simplicity and efficiency of the new, shorter chime sequence, problems still existed in other musical aspects of the sequence, such as the tempo, rhythm, and volume at which it was played, as well as the musical tone of the set chimes. Therefore the NBC chimes were mechanized in 1932 with a unit that could play the sequence perfectly and consistently. Richard H. Ranger, a former Radio Corporation of America (RCA) engineer who also invented an early form of the modern fax machine, invented the NBC chime machine that generated the notes by means of finely tuned metal reeds that were plucked by fingers on a revolving drum, much like a musical box.
NBC had several of these chime machines made which they set up at major network locations across the country, including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and San Francisco (which actually had two machines, a main one and a backup.) It is estimated that no more than a dozen of these machines were ever made, and even fewer are currently in existence.
The technical purpose of the mechanical chimes was to send a low level audio signal of constant amplitude that would be heard by the various switching stations manned by NBC and AT&T engineers, but not disturb the listening audience. This would serve as the system cue for switching the myriad local stations between the NBC Red Network and NBC Blue Network feeds as scheduled, as well as signalling the pause for local station identification immediately thereafter. In essence, it was the audio equivalent of a traffic signal. Because of fears of offending commercial sponsors by cutting their live network programs off in mid-sentence, the mechanized chimes were always rung by an announcer pushing a button in conjunction with the program’s conclusion; they were never set to an automatic timer, although heavy discussions on the subject were held between the Engineering and Programming departments throughout the 1930s and 1940s.
On November 20, 1947, NBC filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to make the chimes a registered service mark for identification of radio broadcasting services, the first such audible service mark to be filed with that office. Registration was granted on April 4, 1950; the registration number was 0523616, serial number 71541873. This registration expired on November 3, 1992, as NBC Radio became part of broadcasting history. However a separate service mark registration was made in 1971 for identification of television broadcasting services (serial 72349496, registration 0916522). While this registration is still active, the chime was heard for the final time on the NBC television channel in 1976, the 50-year anniversary of the chime; the chime is now used only for various smaller purposes on the channel.[2]
The chimes go modern

Their use as a formal network communications signal ended around 1971, the result of automation. Television flagship WNBC in New York kept the sound of the chimes alive, though. In 1974, it incorporated the sequence into the opening of its synthesized theme music for NewsCenter 4 (sharpening the pitch by a half-step). The stinger was heard at the opens to the newscasts’ 5, 6 and 11 p.m. hours. Eventually, NBC Radio adopted WNBC-TV’s NewsCenter 4 stinger as its top-of-the-hour news sounder. With alterations (and a brief interruption in the early 1990s), WNBC has used a form of the chimes on its newscasts ever since.
The music used on NewsCenter 4, NBC Radio-TV Newspulse by Fred Weinberg, was later used for NBC Nightly News in the 1970s and NBC News bulletins/special reports in the 1970s and 1980s. The usage of the NBC chimes continues in local newscasts on NBC stations to this day, in fact many NBC stations play the NBC Chimes at the end of the weather segment of the newscast, when the extended forecast is shown.
In 1976, the chimes were revived nationally in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the network. Modern musical versions of the three-note chimes are still in popular use on the NBC radio and television networks (and are the opening and closing notes of the current edition of the NBC Nightly News theme song), as well as in the closing logo of NBC Universal Television Studio, the TV production arm of NBC’s current immediate parent, NBC Universal.
From 1982 to the early 1990s, most NBC voiceover promos at the end of network shows would begin with the chimes. From 1982 to 1987, the chimes would blend into an instrumental version of the promo slogan that NBC would be using at the time.
The Today Show made the chimes the centerpiece of its theme in 1978, resolving a legal dispute between the network and the composers of the musical Godspell. The musical composers felt that the Ray Ellis-penned closing theme Today used since 1971 (which was also the show’s opening theme since 1976) was lifted from the classic Godspell song “Day by Day.” Using the chimes as his template, Ellis composed a new theme song, which stuck.
Although Today has used a segment from John Williams’ NBC News music package The Mission since 1985, Ellis’s revised composition has been used on and off during portions of Today ever since.
NBC News uses a version of the original chimes for special breaking news reports that interrupt regular programming on the network and/or its stations.
NBC’s on-air promotions for the fall 2008 television season featured the chimes prominently alongside the new slogan “Chime In”. Several used alternate versions tied to specific shows’ themes: for example, ringing telephones for The Office; the ringing of cash registers for Deal or No Deal; and objects striking metal for America’s Toughest Jobs.
The use of chimes as an audio logo is not unique, as other broadcasters, including Britain’s ATV and Mexico’s Televisa Canal de las Estrellas have used similar chimes. The Canal de las Estrellas chimes, for example, consist of eight musical notes.
[edit]The chimes quoted in music

Many composers have used the NBC chimes as their signature for their news packages, many of which were made exclusively for NBC stations. Some songwriters have quoted the sequence as well, and NBC-owned radio stations such as WNBC (AM) incorporated the melody into their station ID jingle packages. A few examples include:
NBC Stations by Edd Kalehoff
The Tower by 615 Music
The Rock by Stephen Arnold
The NBC Collection by Frank Gari
L.A. Groove by Groove Addicts
Nothing But Class and The Only One by JAM Creative Productions
“Let’s Go” by Ray Charles on his 1961 album Genius+Soul=Jazz
“Do Your Thing” by Isaac Hayes
“Here’s Love” from the Meredith Willson musical Here’s Love. It plays during the lyric “from CBS to NBC.”
[edit]The “Fourth Chime”

The variant sequence B – D + G = G, based on a G-major arpeggio in second inversion, was known as “the fourth chime”. According to an NBC Interdepartment Correspondence memo, dated April 7, 1933 documents the conception and initial purpose of the fourth chime. The memo states “In anticipation of the Spring and Summer months, when many in key positions will not always be available at home telephones, the following Emergency Call System will go into effect on Monday morning, April 16.” The memo goes on to say that whenever a fourth tone is heard on the network chimes rung at fifteen minute intervals, it will indicate that someone on an attached list is wanted. Upon hearing this fourth chime, all personnel on the list are instructed to call in to the PBX operator to ascertain whether or not the Emergency Call is for them. The chime would continue at fifteen minute intervals over stations WEAF and WJZ until the wanted person communicated with the PBX operator. The list contained the names of the following NBC executives:
John F. Royal
John W. Elwood
Frank Mason
J de Jara Almonte
The list also included names of personnel from Engineering, Press, Programming, Traffic, and Service departments.
The “fourth chime” was also used to notify affiliates and their employees of pending urgent programming. This variant saw such use during wartime (especially in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor) and other disasters, most notably the Hindenburg disaster in 1937. According to NBC historians, the last official use of the “fourth chime” was in 1945, shortly after the end of World War II. However, according to a handwritten note appended to an NBC internal memo originally dated 1964 on the history and usage of the standard chime, this chime variant was used one final time in 1985 to symbolize the merger with GE. This recording of this variant exists

Frankfurt Germany — Bandstand shot from Jon Hammond of Chuck Plaisance, Bobby Kimball and Tommy Denander at 2012 Musikmesse Frankfurt on the Agora Stage
Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR-tVxndAKE
The “Jam of the Year Band”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wcy1arOJrRQ

2012 Frankfurt Musikmesse backstage at the big Agora Stage just seconds before going on the bandstand in concert with Tommy Denander’s Allstar band, with footage from the concert of Hendrix tribute playing Little Wing with these great musicians:
“The legendary Jam-of-the Year Band” with Bobby Kimball (TOTO), Tommy Denander (guitar player, e.g. for Michael Jackson), Bruce Gaitsch (guitar player, e.g. for Richard Marx), Chuck Plaisance vocals, Curt Bisquera (drummer, e.g. for Tina Turner) und Jekko S. Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ, Zlatko Jimmy Kresic keys, Pi TTi Hecht percussion
*(Curt Bisquera – Drums (Tina Turner, Seal, Elton John) Tommy Denander – Guitar (Michael Jackson, Alice Cooper, Paul Stanley) Bruce Gaitsch – Guitar (Madonna, Richard Marx, Celine Dion) Jekko S. – Bass feat. Bobby Kimball, and some others…) on Agora Stage @Music Fair in Frankfurt March

Frankfurt Germany — Jon Hammond Band – Jazzkeller Frankfurt
Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJT522j_nPQ
2012 Annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party hosted by Jon Hammond Band in Jazzkeller Frankfurt “Get Back In The Groove” / Tribute to 9/11 by Jon Hammond

with Tony Lakatos tenor sax, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Gulino drums,
Jon Hammond at the Hammond Sk1 organ,
special guest Lee Oskar harmonica.
This performance marks 26 years consecutive attending Musikmesse Frankfurt and
it was also on the birthday of Jon Hammond March 20th, 2012 with a big chocolate on chocolate cake baked by Saray Pastanesi Baeckerei & Konditorei bakery on Mainzer Landstrasse 131. 60327 Frankfurt am Main
http://www.jonhammondband.com/

New York NY — 2 serious Cello Players with Cellos crossing at W.44th and Eighth Avenue, yield to the Celloists folks! Jon Hammond

Radio Day By The Bay — Jon Hammond in the Holy Grail of Radios folks!
http://www.californiahistoricalradio.com/event/live-at-kre-radio-day-by-the-bay-2012/
Live at KRE – “RADIO DAY BY THE BAY 2012″

Radio Day By The Bay — This KLH Radio is one of my favorite radios, sounds fantastic folks! Jon Hammond KLH Model Eight FM table radio – designed by Henry Kloss
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Kloss

Kloss began his custom of eponymous products by lending his last name’s initial to KLH as a founder in 1957, along with Malcolm Low and J. Anton Hofmann (son of pianist Józef Hofmann) who had also been investors in AR. At Cambridge-based KLH, Kloss continued to build speakers such as the classic KLH Model Five and Six, and produced one of the first small FM radios with high selectivity, the Model Eight. Though KLH was sold to the Singer Corporation in 1964, Kloss remained at the firm for a short time to assist in the development of additional speakers and electronic music products, and the firm continued to attract design and engineering talent. Kloss created the first solid state record player, the KLH Model Eleven. In 1962, he collaborated with Ray Dolby of Dolby Laboratories to develop the B version of the Dolby noise reduction system to reduce tape hiss. This resulted in the KLH Model Forty reel-to-reel tape recorder, Dolby’s first foray into the consumer product market. By 1967, Kloss had left KLH. KLH was eventually sold to Kyocera, and production was shifted overseas. By 1979, nearly all of the original design and engineering team had left the company.

My Dad’s 1967 Lincoln Continental Convertible – ‘Suicide Doors’ *similar to the car President John F. Kennedy had his last ride in

– has massive 464 cu. inches engine:
http://hammondcast.tumblr.com/

Anaheim California — Cats, could you bring a few more cameras next time?!
Jon Hammond – Winter NAMM

http://thedrumnetwork.ning.com/profiles/blogs/breaking-news-namm-president-ceo-joe-lamond-says-95-000
Breaking News NAMM President/CEO Joe Lamond Says 95,000 Attendance Broken 3rd Day of 4 Day Winter NAMM 2012 Jon Hammond Reporting
2 years ago I played a midnight showcase show with Bernard Purdie at NAMM in the Hilton Lobby – Pocket Funk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afTagFhYOCo
Pocket Funk Bernard Purdie and Friends NAMM + Flash Back 1989
For Flash Back 1989 Mikell’s Pocket Funk Video:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2831189635144040422&hl
Pocket Funk LIVE JON HAMMOND Band w/BERNARD PURDIE at Mikell’s NYC
*Note: Listen to the crowd of mostly musicians actually roar after Joe Berger’s guitar solo! – JH – Hilton Hotel Lobby – JH

Frankfurt Germany — Thank you for the Flowers! – Jon Hammond
presented to Jon from Christine Vogel – Messe Frankfurt Projekt Team there with Peggy Behling in behalf of Musikmesse Frankfurt for 25 years

*Youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hozrJpHvV-4
Celebration Cake – Mainzer Landstrasse 131, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Eugen Hahn Jazzkeller Frankfurt Team Kleine Bockenheimerstr. 18a Frankfurt

Radio Day By The Bay — Type 545A Oscilloscope for bench testing at California Historical Radio Society – Jon Hammond
http://www.thevalvepage.com/testeq/tek/545a/545a.htm
A dual trace oscilloscope utilising plug-in units for the ‘Y’ amplifiers.

Apparently there are 102 valves in this thing ! Hell, there are 14 of ’em in just the power supply ! Yet its still lighter than the Cossor. Lined up in rows, hanging upside-down, valves everywhere ! And a ruddy great fan at the back trying to keep it all cool.

The scope was manufactured for a number of years, as illustrated by the April 1961 advert [138K] shown opposite. But check out the £600 price tag ! To put this into perspective, this represented half the yearly salery for a typical design engineer.

Whilst a manufacturing plant was set up in Guernsey (off the souther coast of Great Britain), I wonder just how much of the scope was manufactured there and how much was “simply” assembling modules built in the state…

R.I.P. Jon Lord L to R: Joe Berger, Jon Lord, Michael Falkenstein – at Release of Hammond SK-1 and SK-2 Stage Keyboards at 2011 Musikmesse Worldwide For Immediate Release http://hammondjazz.wordpress.com/2011/04/01/sk-1-and-sk-2-hammond-suzuki-stage-keyboards-hammondcast/

California Historical Radio Society, Journal, July 21, 2012, Jon Hammond, Jazz, Blues, Broadcast, Bay Bridge, NAMM, Musikmesse, Frankfurt, Sk1, Organ, Oral History,
Cheryl Jennings

New York NY — Last night in Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola
Igor Butman & Moscow State Jazz Orchestra played one of the greatest concerts I ever heard in my life folks! I highly recommend to go see and hear them while they are here in New York City from Moscow! – Jon Hammond
http://jalc.org/dccc/details09.asp?EventID=3159
Tue-Sun, Jul 17-22
(Jul 18: 7:30pm Sold Out)
7:30pm & 9:30pm
plus 11:30pm on Fri & Sat

“In his homeland of Russia, Butman is as influential with the cultural and political elite as a certain trumpeter here in America is. So it’s no wonder that he is in the position to bring his state assisted orchestra. The saxophonist is a world-class player, arranger, and no doubt – talent scout, so expect a hyped up energized group of musicians aiming not just to please, but to blow away. A fitting analogy would be as if the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra was playing in Moscow. You know they’d be more than ready. Igor Butman, tenor/soprano saxophone, leader; Alexander Dovgopolyy, saxophones; Illya Morozov, alto saxophone, clarinet; Dimitry Mospan, saxophones; Alexander Sakharov, saxophones; Oleg Borodin, Pavel Ovchinnkikov, Alvetina Polyakova, Nikolay Shevnin, trombones; Pavel Zhulin, Alexander Sakharov, Denis Popov, trumpet; Anton Baronin, piano; Vitaliy Solomonov, bass; Eduard Zizak, drums; plus special guests on trumpet, saxophone, vocals, et al.” special thanks Manager Marat Garipov and Lord Todd Barkan — Vitaly Solomonov, Dmitry Mospan, Konstantin Safyanov, Alevtina Polyakova, Alexander Dovgopoly and Pavel Ovchinnikov at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

New York NY — Folks, my good friends from Igor Butman Moscow State Jazz Orchestra played one of the greatest concerts I ever heard in my life last night! Even after playing
2 x 2 hour sets, they are going down to the Village after hours to play more in Smalls! Thank you for the great great music! – Jon Hammond *here after show in front of Jazz at Lincoln Center – make sure to hear the entire orchestra in Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, there are still a few more nights remaining

Iliya Morozov,Konstantin Safyanov, Ed Zizak, Makar Novikovand Evgeny Sivtsov, Alevtina Polyakova at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola —
Igor Butman Orchestra rhythm section and part of horn section, Nick Levinovsky piano and arranger, Igor Butman tenor saxophone,Konstantin Safyanov Ed Zizak drums, Vitaly Solomonov bass and the cats sounding fantastic in cola club! – Jon Hammond — withVitaly Solomonov, Dmitry Mospan, Ed Zizak,Konstantin Safyanov and Alevtina Polyakova atDizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

Alexander Dovgopoly doubling on Piccolo – choreography section of show – danger zone if not executed precisely, could get hit in the head by trombone! – JH
Igor Butman & Moscow State Jazz Orchestra – I highly recommend to go see and hear them while they are here in New York City from Moscow! – Jon Hammond
http://jalc.org/dccc/details09.asp?EventID=3159
Tue-Sun, Jul 17-22
(Jul 18: 7:30pm Sold Out)
7:30pm & 9:30pm

Alvetina Polyakova blowing a fantastic solo on trombone last night with Igor Butman & Moscow State Jazz Orchestra – they played one of the greatest concerts I ever heard in my life last night folks! I highly recommend to go see and hear them while they are here in New York City from Moscow! -Jon Hammond

The Saxophones of Igor Butman and the Bass of Vitaly Solomonov ! – Jon Hammond

Front Line Saxophones -Alexander Dovgopoly doubling on Piccolo – Nick Levinovsky Piano and Vitaly SolomonovBass of
Igor Butman & Moscow State Jazz Orchestra – I highly recommend – Jon Hammond

Alexander Dovgopoly blowing a smokin’ solo on baritone saxophone last night with Igor Butman & Moscow State Jazz Orchestra – they played one of the greatest concerts I ever heard in my life last night folks!

New York NY – Fifth Avenue & 57th St. — “You’re looking very chic…Why thank you, you’re looking very chic also! Where do you buy your clothes? The same place you buy yours of course!” – Jon Hammond

Moscow, Igor Butman, Eduard Zizak, JALC, Organ, Sk1, Jon Hammond, Jazz, Blues, Funky, Local 802 Musicians Union, Russia

Jon Hammond 10 Years Before in Moscow Russia with Igor Butman tenor sax and Ed Zizak drums

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_-mYcrxtTo

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

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

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

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bwqe0YbzSY

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=hammondcast&page=11

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

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

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

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

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

Jon Hammond Show Still images

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Hamburg Concert Jazzclub Birdland White Onions

November 4, 2011

*WATCH THE VIDEO: Hamburg Concert Jazzclub Birdland White Onions

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

http://www.ourmedia.org/media/hamburg-concert-jazzclub-birdland-white-onions

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo90SF1lFhM

Jon Hammond Band in Hamburg Germany at Jazzclub Birdaland performing original composition by Jon Hammond – WHITE ONIONS
Lutz Buechner tenor saxophone
Heinz Lichius drums
Joe Berger guitar
Jon Hammond organ
Jazz Workshop with Jon Hammond Band – NDR Info, MNNTV
funky soul jazz blues instrumental spirited performance, return engagement here at Jazzclub Birdland with many friends in the house. Special thanks Dieter Reichert, Ralph Reichert, NDR Radio
http://www.jonhammondband.com ASCAP Camera: Jennifer

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-698867

http://ireport.cnn.com/themes/custom/resources/cvplayer/ireport_embed.swf?player=embed&configPath=http://ireport.cnn.com&playlistId=698867&contentId=698867/0&

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http://www.viddler.com/explore/hammondcast/videos/105/

http://www.viddler.com/player/101b7f64/

http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/hamburg-concert-jazzclub-birdland-white-onions-5704572

NAMM Oral History Session Jon Hammond recorded January 13th 2011 Anaheim CA

Jon Hammond | NAMM.org Oral History Interview Date: January 13, 2011 Full Version

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http://blip.tv/file/4837335

http://vimeo.com/20619835

Jon Hammond | NAMM.org Oral History Interview Date: January 13, 2011

http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/jon-hammond

Jon Hammond
Interview Date: January 13, 2011
Job Title: President and Founder
Company: Jon Hammond & Associates

Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond has successfully created a career based on his musical talents and his passion for the music industry! As a musician Jon has performed with many legendary players and as a clinician and product artist he has introduced many innovative products to music stores and their customers over the last 30 plus years. Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Digital B3 Organ.



Jon Hammond

Subject Info Jon Hammond Interview Date:  January 13, 2011 Job Title:  President and Founder Jon Hammond & Associates Jon Hammond has successfully created a … of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Digital B3Organ.   (accordions, electric organs, Hammond B-3, Hammond Organs, …
Oral History – tonya – 03/02/2011 – 4:41pm

Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond
Interview Date: January 13, 2011
Job Title: President and Founder
Company: Jon Hammond & Associates
Jon Hammond has successfully created a career based on his musical talents and his passion for the music industry! As a musician Jon has performed with many legendary players and as a clinician and product artist he has introduced many innovative products to music stores and their customers over the last 30 plus years. Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Digital B3 Organ.

Special Thanks: Joe Lamond president and chief executive officer of NAMM

Hiromitsu Ono Suzuki Musical Instrument Chief Engineer

Waichiro Tachi Tachikawa Suzuki Musical Instrument Corporation, 鈴木楽器製作所 Suzuki Gakki

Betty Heywood, director of international affairs at NAMM

Manji Suzuki President and Founder of Suzuki Musical Instruments Hammond Suzuki here with Jon Hammond at the New B3mk2 Organ in Suzuki Hall Hamamatsu World Headquarters

Jon Hammond and Joe Berger aka Ham-Berger
http://www.hammondorganco.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=141
The great Jon Hammond and Joe Berger played a “Mini-Concert” at our booth during the recent NAMM Expo in Anaheim California. Jon, seen here playing the XK Pro system swung like a beast as always, and Joe’s nimble chops showed that the G27 Guitar Leslie makes a fine Jazz Guitar amp. The crowd that gathered bopped and boogied to the groove-who needed a drummer? Not these guys!! Classic Hammond Organ Jazz is thing of beauty and a joy forever, Thanks to Jon and Joe for a fine performance!

Dan Del Fiorentino, historian for NAMM and curator of NAMM’s Oral History Project, Tony Arambarri, archivist, NAMM, Mr. Masuo Terada, Jennifer, Michael Falkenstein Hammond Deutschland

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-wZJpToWbE
NAMM Jon Hammond at Pro XK System organ and Joe Berger G37 Leslie WHITE ONIONS

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4IuCV7L1yM

http://vimeo.com/24951125

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

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Podomatic HammondCast

September 14, 2011

http://hammondcast.podomatic.com/entry/2010-09-01T21_48_31-07_00

Jon Hammond is about to take the Sk1 in custom gig bag to work, beats moving a B3!:

Jon Power – Jon Lord and Jon Hammond

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdR5ijmEKzk

Sk1 Moanin Blues Jon Hammond Band in Jazzkeller Hofheim

World’s First Road Test of Hammond Suzuki Sk1 Stage Keyboard by Jon Hammond at his annual Musikmesse-Session in Jazzkeller Hofheim on Friday April 8th 2011
Jon Hammond Band – Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Gulino drums, Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone
Moanin Blues
Special Thanks Konrad Neupert, Hammond Suzuki, Michael Falkenstein, Malc Deakin, Ken Atsumi, Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, Shigeyuki Ohtaka, Yu Beniya, Bernie Capicchiano – Bernies Music Land, ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, President Manji Suzuki, Camera: Jennifer
http://www.HammondCast.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHwo6TItzGs

… lives of young people. During the 1980s he purchased the Hammond Organ Company and for the first time ever brought in the Leslie Speaker … was revolutionary on many levels.   (electric organsHammond B-3, HammondOrgansHammond Suzuki, harmonicas, Japanese Music …
Fujio Suzuki
… Museum of Making Music celebrated the launching of the new Hammond-Suzuki B-3. Fujio Suzuki took the stage alongside the president of the … for the NAMM Oral History library.   (electric organsHammond Organs,Hammond Suzuki, Japanese Music Industry, …
Don Leslie
… design. As a child, Don was fascinated by the large pipe organs and how the sound traveled all around the listener. He had the goal of … sound. The speaker became popular when used with the Hammond B-3 organ and both seemed to be created for each other, even though …
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Jon Hammond
Interview Date: January 13, 2011
Job Title: President and Founder
Company: Jon Hammond & Associates

*WATCH Full Version Video Here: Jon Hammond | NAMM.org Oral History Interview Date: January 13, 2011 Full Version

http://a10.video2.blip.tv/9530007958507/JonHammond-JonHammondNAMMorgOralHistoryInterviewDateJanuary132011558.m4v?brs=1461&bri=44.3

http://blip.tv/file/4837335

Special Thanks: Joe Lamond president and chief executive officer of NAMM

Hiromitsu Ono Suzuki Musical Instrument Chief Engineer

Waichiro Tachi Tachikawa Suzuki Musical Instrument Corporation, 鈴木楽器製作所 Suzuki Gakki

Betty Heywood, director of international affairs at NAMM

Manji Suzuki President and Founder of Suzuki Musical Instruments Hammond Suzuki here with Jon Hammond at the New B3mk2 Organ in Suzuki Hall Hamamatsu World Headquarters

Jon Hammond and Joe Berger aka Ham-Berger
http://www.hammondorganco.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=141
The great Jon Hammond and Joe Berger played a “Mini-Concert” at our booth during the recent NAMM Expo in Anaheim California. Jon, seen here playing the XK Pro system swung like a beast as always, and Joe’s nimble chops showed that the G27 Guitar Leslie makes a fine Jazz Guitar amp. The crowd that gathered bopped and boogied to the groove-who needed a drummer? Not these guys!! Classic Hammond Organ Jazz is thing of beauty and a joy forever, Thanks to Jon and Joe for a fine performance!

Dan Del Fiorentino, historian for NAMM and curator of NAMM’s Oral History Project, Tony Arambarri, archivist, NAMM, Mr. Masuo Terada, Jennifer, Michael Falkenstein Hammond Deutschland

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-wZJpToWbE
NAMM Jon Hammond at Pro XK System organ and Joe Berger G37 Leslie WHITE ONIONS

Winter NAMM Show Hammond Suzuki USA Stand Jon Hammond at Pro XK System organ with guitarist Joe Berger through G37 Leslie Speaker playing Jon’s White Onions from
album Late Rent. Hammond and Berger aka Ham-Berger. Arm of Joe Lamond Chief Executive Officer makes a cameo appearance when he comes over to Jon near beginning of tune. Camera: Jennifer
Special thanks Suzuki Musical Instruments, NAMM organization http://www.namm.org/board-members/joe-lamond
Dennis J. Capiga Senior Vice President Hammond Suzuki USA
http://www.HammondCast.com

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Indie Pool Jon and Jon Special Multimedia HammondCast

September 8, 2011

Indie Pool Jon and Jon Special Multimedia HammondCast

*LISTEN TO AUDIO: INDIE POOL KYOU Radio Special Jon Russell Hosting Jon Hammond of Hammond Cast Show

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

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
http://www.cityhallrecords.com/cgi-bin/movits.cgi?cmd=displayrec&wdata=1000024780&wfilename=/home/cityhall/public_html/databases/ItemsTable.txt&prefile=/home/cityhall/public_html/stdinc/v0/templates/database/itemdbpage.html&fieldsfile=/home/cityhall/public_html/stdinc/v0/templates/database/null.html&postfile=/home/cityhall/public_html/stdinc/v0/templates/database/null.html

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Jon Hammond and Jon Russell

Jon Hammond and Jennifer with KYOU Radio Station Management Program Director Stephen Page and Jon Russell at First Year HammondCast Birthday Party 2005

NDR SESSIONS Projekt CD Cover artwork by Michael August aka ILLUSTRATORP

© www.HammondCast.com

Bob Cunningham, Bass, Bernard Purdie, Jon Hammond, Local 802, Musicians Union, NDR Jazz, Late Rent, Mikell’s, Jazz Foundation of America, Elmar Lemes, ASCAP Network, B3 organ, XK-3c, Blues, Funky, Rhonda Hamilton, WBGO, Lufthansa, Star Alliance, No X-Cess Baggage Blues, Apple iTunes, Hamburg, NDR Radio, Studio 1, Heinz Lichius, Musikmesse, Frankfurt, ASCAP Network, Suzuki, Ron Johnson, Steve Jobs,
Sennheiser, Superlux, Wolfgang Luecke, Jim Roberts, Joe Berger, Paul Ellington, Satin Doll, Easy Living, Get Back In The Groove, Chicago, Hamamatsu-shi, 鈴木楽器製作所 Suzuki Gakki, H. Ohno, M. Terada


ASCAP Network Behind The Beat with Jon Hammond “LATE RENT”


Elmar Lemes photo of Jon Hammond playing XK-3 organ at Local 802 Monday Night Jazz Session sponsored by Jazz Foundation of America


Jon Hammond MySpace

HammondCast

ASCAP Network Behind The Beat “NDR SESSIONS Projekt”


Jon Hammond is an endorsed artist of Hammond Suzuki USA

Jon Hammond and Bob Cunningham playing at Local 802 Monday Night Jazz Session sponsored by Jazz Foundation of America photo by Elmar Lemes

Jon Hammond Travel Pack with Hammond Organ and Broadcast Equipment on Jon’s famous Kart-A-Bag 600 Baggage Cart on the tracks in Hamburg Germany

Jon Russell, Indie Pool, KYOU Radio, Stephen Page, Remin Kart-A-Bag, S.T. Dupont, NDR Jazz, B3 organ, XK-3c, XK-1, XB-2, Accordion, Excelsior, Axel Dürr, Joe Gallardo, Lutz Büchner, Knut Benzner, Lufthansa

HAMMOND SUZUKI NEWS Jon Hammond International Jazz Artist

HAMMOND SUZUKI USA NEWS Jon Hammond SK1 in Germany

http://www.hammondorganco.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=157:jon-hammond-sk1-in-germany&catid=35:events

Jon Hammond SK1 in Germany
FLASH! Jazz Great Jon Hammond takes the new Hammond SK1 on its maiden voyage onstage in Germany. Congratulations to Jon for being the first ever to play our new model on a gig! Great job, Jon, and your band too!

http://www.hammondorganco.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=61:report-title-2&catid=35:events

57 Years in 39 Minutes Jon Hammond | NAMM.org Oral History Interview Date: January 13, 2011

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: 57 Years in 39 Minutes Jon Hammond | NAMM.org Oral History Interview Date: January 13, 2011

http://ia600403.us.archive.org/35/items/JonHammondLongVersionJonHammond_NAMM.orgOralHistoryInterviewDate_January13_2011/HAMMOND_JON_OH.m4v

http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondLongVersionJonHammond_NAMM.orgOralHistoryInterviewDate_January13_2011/

http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/jon-hammond

Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond
Interview Date: January 13, 2011
Job Title: President and Founder
Company: Jon Hammond & Associates
Jon Hammond has successfully created a career based on his musical talents and his passion for the music industry! As a musician Jon has performed with many legendary players and as a clinician and product artist he has introduced many innovative products to music stores and their customers over the last 30 plus years. Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Digital B3 Organ.

NAMM Oral History, Musikmesse, Mini-B, NAMM, G37, G27, Leslie Speaker, Onions, Jazz, Blues, Musicians Union, Local 802, ASCAP, KYOU Radio, Anaheim, Frankfurt, B3 Organ, XB-2, Leslie Speaker

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Jon Hammond Band 25 Years Frankfurt Musikmesse Warm Up Party

July 14, 2011

*WATCH THE VIDEO: Pocket Funk 2011 Jazzkeller Frankfurt Musikmesse Warm Up Party

http://www.archive.org/details/PocketFunk2011JazzkellerFrankfurtMusikmesseWarmUpParty

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKsX8XgVh94

Pocket Funk by Jon Hammond Band
Annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party 2011 in Jazzkeller Frankfurt
Tony Lakatos – tenor saxophone
Giovanni Gulino – drums
Joe Berger – guitar
Jon Hammond – organ

special thanks Hiromitsu Ono Chief Engineer Suzuki Musical Instruments designed my instrument which took me all around the world many times
“Late Rent” Jon Hammond theme song for Jon Hammond Show MNNTV and HammondCast Show KYOU Radio San Francisco CBS Radio Network
Thanks Joe Lamond President CEO NAMM, TecAmp Jürgen Kunze and Thomas Eich – Puma Combo bass amp powering Jon Hammond’s organ
Dankeschoen to Yücel Atiker, Tino Pavlis, Poehl, Bernie Capicchiano, Michael Falkenstein Hammond Suzuki Deutschland, Peggy Behling, Christine Kern Messe Frankfurt,
Saray Pastanesi Baeckerei & Konditorei for Chocolate on Chocolate
25 Years Musikmesse Celebration Cake
Eugen Hahn Jazzkeller Frankfurt Team Kleine Bockenheimerstr. 18a Frankfurt
http://www.HammondCast.com

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Jon Hammond Jon Hammond
Late Rent
(Ham-Berger-Friz Records) 

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. 1. “The Late Rent Story” – Jon Hammond waited half his life to make this CD – starting with being an underground TV host.
 2. “Swingin’ Funky Jazz & Blues” – Jon Hammond describes his style of music and how he learned to play it.
 3. “Two Hot Tracks” – Jon Hammond recalls one of his first songs – from age 15 – and a great Sunday session.
 4. “Sonny’s Advice” – A little advice on melody from a great sax player went a long way.

Visit artist’s web site: http://community-2.webtv.net/laterent/JONHAMMOND/

© Copyright 2004, BEHINDtheBEAT, Inc.


Jon Hammond Jon Hammond
The NDR Sessions Projekt
(Ham-Berger-Friz Records) 

Jon Hammond’s “The NDR Sessions Projekt” brings the soulful jazz organist back to Hamburg to record a collection of standards and originals featuring Lutz Buchner on saxophones, Joe Gallardo on trombone and Heinz Lichius on drums. Recorded in one of Germany’s best studios, the quartet present rich, heartfelt perfomances and infuse the music with a fresh and vibrant sound. 1. “NDR Sessions” – Jon Hammond says the NDR session was based on a sentimental idea.
 2. “Lutz Buchner” – Jon Hammond wanted to feature saxophonist Lutz Buchner on the CD.
 3. “Bass and Organ” – Jon Hammond says his style is playing bass and organ – on the Hammond.
 4. “Jazz Spirits” – Jon Hammond wanted to rekindle a certain jazz spirit – and take some risks.

Visit artist’s web site: http://www.HammondCast.com

© Copyright 2006, BEHINDtheBEAT, Inc.

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NAMM Oral History Session Jon Hammond recorded January 13th 2011 Anaheim CA

July 2, 2011

NAMM Oral History Session Jon Hammond recorded January 13th 2011 Anaheim CA

Jon Hammond | NAMM.org Oral History Interview Date: January 13, 2011 Full Version

*WATCH Full Version Video Here: Jon Hammond | NAMM.org Oral History Interview Date: January 13, 2011 Full Version

http://a10.video2.blip.tv/9530007958507/JonHammond-JonHammondNAMMorgOralHistoryInterviewDateJanuary132011558.m4v?brs=1461&bri=44.3

http://blip.tv/file/4837335

http://vimeo.com/20619835

Jon Hammond | NAMM.org Oral History Interview Date: January 13, 2011

http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/jon-hammond

Jon Hammond
Interview Date: January 13, 2011
Job Title: President and Founder
Company: Jon Hammond & Associates

Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond has successfully created a career based on his musical talents and his passion for the music industry! As a musician Jon has performed with many legendary players and as a clinician and product artist he has introduced many innovative products to music stores and their customers over the last 30 plus years. Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Digital B3 Organ.



Jon Hammond
Subject Info Jon Hammond Interview Date:  January 13, 2011 Job Title:  President and Founder Jon Hammond & Associates Jon Hammond has successfully created a … of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Digital B3Organ.   (accordions, electric organs, Hammond B-3, Hammond Organs, …
Oral History – tonya – 03/02/2011 – 4:41pm

Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond
Interview Date: January 13, 2011
Job Title: President and Founder
Company: Jon Hammond & Associates
Jon Hammond has successfully created a career based on his musical talents and his passion for the music industry! As a musician Jon has performed with many legendary players and as a clinician and product artist he has introduced many innovative products to music stores and their customers over the last 30 plus years. Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Digital B3 Organ.

Special Thanks: Joe Lamond president and chief executive officer of NAMM

Hiromitsu Ono Suzuki Musical Instrument Chief Engineer

Waichiro Tachi Tachikawa Suzuki Musical Instrument Corporation, 鈴木楽器製作所 Suzuki Gakki

Betty Heywood, director of international affairs at NAMM

Manji Suzuki President and Founder of Suzuki Musical Instruments Hammond Suzuki here with Jon Hammond at the New B3mk2 Organ in Suzuki Hall Hamamatsu World Headquarters

Jon Hammond and Joe Berger aka Ham-Berger
http://www.hammondorganco.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=141
The great Jon Hammond and Joe Berger played a “Mini-Concert” at our booth during the recent NAMM Expo in Anaheim California. Jon, seen here playing the XK Pro system swung like a beast as always, and Joe’s nimble chops showed that the G27 Guitar Leslie makes a fine Jazz Guitar amp. The crowd that gathered bopped and boogied to the groove-who needed a drummer? Not these guys!! Classic Hammond Organ Jazz is thing of beauty and a joy forever, Thanks to Jon and Joe for a fine performance!

Dan Del Fiorentino, historian for NAMM and curator of NAMM’s Oral History Project, Tony Arambarri, archivist, NAMM, Mr. Masuo Terada, Jennifer, Michael Falkenstein Hammond Deutschland

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-wZJpToWbE
NAMM Jon Hammond at Pro XK System organ and Joe Berger G37 Leslie WHITE ONIONS

WATCH THE VIDEO: http://ia700609.us.archive.org/13/items/JonHammondNoX-CessBaggageSk1Blues/NoXCessBaggageSk1Blues.m4v

http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondNoX-CessBaggageSk1Blues&reCache=1

http://www.ourmedia.org/media/no-x-cess-baggage-sk1-blues

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4IuCV7L1yM

http://vimeo.com/24951125

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

Sk1, Sk2, Hammond, Suzuki, Musikmesse, Blues, Organ, Hofheim, Hamamatsu, Japan, stage keyboard

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