Posts Tagged ‘NAMM Show’

Musikmesse Warm Up NAMM Team Visit Jon Hammond Band In Jazzkeller

November 16, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Musikmesse Warm Up NAMM Team Visit Jon Hammond Band In Jazzkeller

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by Jon Hammond 

Frankfurt Germany — musikmesse Warm Up Party,NAMM Team Visited 2nd set Jon Hammond Band in jazzkeller – cameos from Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM Show, Betty Heywood, Bernie Capicchiano from Australia – Musicians Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Tony Lakatos tenor sax, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass on Hammond Sk1 – it was Jon’s birthday, chocolate cake by Saray Pastanesi (Tulan) bakery on Mainzer Landstrasse Frankfurt, as seen on Jon Hammond Show MNN TV  #jazzkeller  #musikmesse  #NAMMShow  #HammondOrgan — with Jennifer Schiele, Giovanni Totò Gulino, Michael Falkenstein, Joe Berger, Tino Pavlis, musikmesse, Jazzkeller and Saray Pastanesi at Jazzkeller.

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For My Friends In The Nakamichi Audiophile Group

November 13, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: For My Friends In The Nakamichi Audiophile Group

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by Jon Hammond



For my friends in the Nakamichi Audiophile Group:
I used good old Maxell Type II cassette tapes for this live recording date I personally recorded on my Nakamichi
550, which I am the original owner purchaser of – I plunked down $550
cash for my Nak at Harvey Electronics on W. 45th Street NYC in 1976 – I
made this recording with 3 Sennheiser
microphones placed around the bandstand in the Ellington Room – the
tune “No X-Cess Baggage Blues” I wrote for my friends at PIA Pakistan International Airlines – they very kindly let me take excess baggage on numerous flights I made with them out of John F. Kennedy International Airport – when you play Hammond Organ, it’s impossible to travel light. I go way back with all of these fine musicians – that’s Chuggy Carter on the percussion – Ray Grapponedrums – Joe Berger aka Joe Berger2 in the string section on his custom built JJ Guitars – tenor saxophonist Todd Anderson, Todd was my teacher for arranging and composition back in 1973 at the Berklee College of Music
in Beantown MA – Todd is also on my very first album ‘Late Rent’ one of
New York’s finest – all these cats are veteran players and studio 
musicians, and I have been around the block a few times myself – yours’ 
truly Jon Hammond at my 1959 Hammond B3 organ and covering the bass as well – through my custom built Bill Beer super high-power Leslie speaker with all JBL
speaker and horn components – enjoy! *Note: When I’m talking, the audio
is back to the vid tape – I just plugged an SM-58 in to a little Fender Amp Can battery powered amp – back to basics and analog, big thanks to Willy Hermann Services William Hermann Jr.

 got my intermittent left channel working! – Jon Hammond Band
– the “Blend Mic” ‘3rd channel’ Nakamichi system gives a unique 3 
dimensional sound to live audio recordings – that’s why even today the 
old Grateful Dead heads crave these machines – can’t beat it – and you get real good at flipping cassettes! – JH

Times Square, New York City.



Here I am with one of my all-time heroes, the honorable Terence Hallinan
– 



when I played Terence’s birthday party a few years back in San 
Francisco CA at Rasselas Jazz Club & Restaurant on Fillmore Street 
when Terence was running for re-election as District Attorney of San 
Francisco, and he was a great DA! The who’s who of San Francisco were 
there in his honor, including former SF Mayor Willie Brown, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi,
Lisa Hallinan and all the Hallinan’s,
 Mayor of New York David N. 
Dinkins, club owner Agonafer Shiferaw – and many more, it was a grand 
party…big honor to play for Terence and everybody there! – Jon Hammond
 — with Terence Hallinan 

Jon Hammond Funk Unit



Performance Info
Friday, January 26, 2018 – 2:00pm to 2:40pm
NAMM Show Pioneer DJ Arena Plaza Stage – Jon Hammond
believe in music award winner



– all star band, 40 minute outdoor concert – Anaheim Convention Center #NammShow


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Harry Shearer Interview With Jon Hammond

August 28, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Harry Shearer Interview With Jon Hammond

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Nashville Tennessee — Harry Shearer Interview with Jon Hammond just before Harry accepted the American Eagle Award along with Crystal Gayle and Patti Smith from the US National Music Council during Summer NAMM Show – for broadcast on Jon Hammond Show on MNN TV Channel 1 in Manhattan – Harry’s Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Shearer

“Harry Julius Shearer (born December 23, 1943) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, writer, musician, author, radio host, director and producer. He is known for his long-running roles on The Simpsons, his work on Saturday Night Live, the comedy band Spinal Tap and his radio program Le Show. Born in Los Angeles, California, Shearer began his career as a child actor. From 1969 to 1976, Shearer was a member of The Credibility Gap, a radio comedy group. Following the breakup of the group, Shearer co-wrote the film Real Life with Albert Brooks and started writing for Martin Mull’s television series Fernwood 2 Night.

He was a cast member on Saturday Night Live on two occasions, between 1979–80, and 1984–85. Shearer co-created, co-wrote and co-starred in the 1984 film This Is Spinal Tap, a satirical rockumentary, which became a cult hit. In 1989, Shearer joined the cast of The Simpsons; he provides voices for numerous characters, including Mr. Burns, Waylon Smithers, Principal Skinner, Ned Flanders, Reverend Lovejoy, Kent Brockman, Dr. Hibbert and more. Shearer has appeared in several films, including A Mighty Wind and The Truman Show, has directed two, Teddy Bears’ Picnic and The Big Uneasy, and has written three books. Since 1983, Shearer has been the host of the public radio comedy/music program Le Show, a hodgepodge of satirical news commentary, music, and sketch comedy.

Shearer has won a Primetime Emmy Award, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the radio category, and has received several other Emmy and Grammy Award nominations. He has been married to singer-songwriter Judith Owen since 1993. He is currently “artist in residence” at Loyola University, New Orleans. Shearer was born December 23, 1943 in Los Angeles, the son of Dora Warren (née Kohn) (d. 2008), a bookkeeper, and Mack Shearer.[2] His parents were Jewish immigrants from Austria and Poland.[3][4] Starting when Shearer was four years old, he had a piano teacher whose daughter worked as a child actress. The piano teacher later decided to make a career change and become a children’s agent, as she knew people in the business through her daughter’s work. The teacher asked Shearer’s parents for permission to take him to an audition. Several months later, she called Shearer’s parents and told them that she had gotten Shearer an audition for the radio show The Jack Benny Program. Shearer received the role when he was seven years old.[5] He described Jack Benny as “very warm and approachable […] He was a guy who dug the idea of other people on the show getting laughs, which sort of spoiled me for other people in comedy.”[6] Shearer said in an interview that one person who “took him under his wing” and was one of his best friends during his early days in show business was voice actor Mel Blanc, who voiced many animated characters, including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Barney Rubble.[7] Shearer made his film debut in the 1953 film Abbott and Costello Go to Mars, in which he only had a small part. Later that year, he made his first big film performance in The Robe.[6] Throughout his childhood and teenage years he worked in television, film, and radio.[6] In 1957, Shearer played the precursor to the Eddie Haskell character in the pilot episode of the television series Leave It to Beaver. After the filming, Shearer’s parents said they did not want him to be a regular in a series. Instead they wanted him to just do occasional work so that he could have a normal childhood. Shearer and his parents made the decision not to accept the role in the series if it was picked up by a television network.[6]

Shearer attended UCLA as a political science major in the early 1960s and decided to quit show business to become a “serious person”.[5] However, he says this lasted approximately a month, and he joined the staff of the Daily Bruin, UCLA’s school newspaper, during his first year.[5] and as editor of the college humor magazine (Satyr) including the June 1964 parody, Preyboy [8] He also worked as a newscaster at KRLA, a top 40 radio station in Pasadena, during this period. According to Shearer, after graduating, he had “a very serious agenda going on, and it was ‘Stay Out of the Draft’.”[5] He attended graduate school at Harvard University for one year and worked at the state legislature in Sacramento. In 1967 and 1968, he was a high school teacher, teaching English and social studies. He left teaching following “disagreements with the administration.”[5]

From 1969 to 1976, Shearer was a member of The Credibility Gap, a radio comedy group that included David Lander, Richard Beebe and Michael McKean.[9] The group consisted of “a bunch of newsmen” at KRLA 1110, “the number two station” in Los Angeles.[6] They wanted to do more than just straight news, so they hired comedians who were talented vocalists. Shearer heard about it from a friend so he brought over a tape to the station and nervously gave it to the receptionist. By the time he got home, there was a message on his answering machine asking, “Can you come to work tomorrow?”[6] The group’s radio show was canceled in 1970 by KRLA and in 1971 by KPPC-FM, so they started performing in various clubs and concert venues.[5] While at KRLA, Shearer also interviewed Creedence Clearwater Revival for the Pop Chronicles music documentary.[10] In 1973, Shearer appeared as Jim Houseafire on How Time Flys, an album by The Firesign Theatre’s David Ossman. The Credibility Gap broke up 1976 when Lander and McKean left to perform in the sitcom Laverne & Shirley.[5] Shearer started working with Albert Brooks, producing one of Brooks’ albums and co-writing the film Real Life. Shearer also started writing for Martin Mull’s television series Fernwood 2 Night.[5] In the mid-1970s, he started working with Rob Reiner on a pilot for ABC. The show, which starred Christopher Guest, Tom Leopold and McKean, was not picked up.[5]

Career[edit]
Saturday Night Live[edit]
In August 1979, Shearer was hired as a writer and cast member on Saturday Night Live, one of the first additions to the cast,[6] and an unofficial replacement for John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, who were both leaving the show.[11] Al Franken recommended Shearer to Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels.[12] Shearer describes his experience on the show as a “living hell” and “not a real pleasant place to work.”[11] He did not get along well with the other writers and cast members and states that he was not included with the cast in the opening montage (although he was added to the montage for latter episodes of the 1979-80 season) and that Lorne Michaels had told the rest of the cast that he was just a writer.[13] Michaels left Saturday Night Live at the end of the fifth season, taking the entire cast with him.[14] Shearer told new executive producer Jean Doumanian that he was “not a fan of Lorne’s” and offered to stay with the show if he was given the chance to overhaul the program and bring in experienced comedians, like Christopher Guest. However, Doumanian turned him down, so he decided to leave with the rest of the cast.[15]

When I left, Dick [Ebersol] issued a press release, saying “creative differences.” And the first person who called me for a comment on it read me that and I blurted out, “Yeah, I was creative and they were different.”
—Harry Shearer[16]
In 1984, while promoting the film This Is Spinal Tap, Shearer, Christopher Guest and Michael McKean had a performance on Saturday Night Live. All three members were offered the chance to join to the show in the 1984–1985 season. Shearer accepted because he was treated well by the producers and he thought the backstage environment had improved[11] but later stated that he “didn’t realize that guests are treated better than the regulars.”[17] Guest also accepted the offer while McKean rejected it, although he would join the cast in 1994. Dick Ebersol, who replaced Lorne Michaels as the show’s producer, said that Shearer was “a gifted performer but a pain in the butt. He’s just so demanding on the preciseness of things and he’s very, very hard on the working people. He’s just a nightmare-to-deal-with person.”[18] In January 1985, Shearer left the show for good,[11] partially because he felt he was not being used enough.[16] Martin Short said Shearer “wanted to be creative and Dick [Ebersol] wanted something else. […] I think he felt his voice wasn’t getting represented on the show. When he wouldn’t get that chance, it made him very upset.”[19]

Spinal Tap[edit]
Shearer co-created, co-wrote and co-starred in Rob Reiner’s 1984 film This Is Spinal Tap.[6] Shearer, Reiner, Michael McKean and Christopher Guest received a deal to write a first draft of a screenplay for a company called Marble Arch. They decided that the film could not be written and instead filmed a 20-minute demo of what they wanted to do.[11] It was eventually greenlighted by Norman Lear and Jerry Perenchio at Embassy Pictures.[11] The film satirizes the wild personal behavior and musical pretensions of hard rock and heavy metal bands, as well as the hagiographic tendencies of rockumentaries of the time. The three core members of the band Spinal Tap—David St. Hubbins, Derek Smalls and Nigel Tufnel—were portrayed by McKean, Shearer and Guest respectively. The three actors play their musical instruments and speak with mock English accents throughout the film. There was no script, although there was a written breakdown of most of the scenes, and many of the lines were ad-libbed.[11] It was filmed in 25 days.[11]

Shearer said in an interview that “The animating impulse was to do rock ‘n’ roll right. The four of us had been around rock ‘n’ roll and we were just amazed by how relentlessly the movies got it wrong. Because we were funny people it was going to be a funny film, but we wanted to get it right.”[2] When they tried to sell it to various Hollywood studios, they were told that the film would not work. The group kept saying, “No, this is a story that’s pretty familiar to people. We’re not introducing them to anything they don’t really know,” so Shearer thought it would at least have some resonance with the public.[6] The film was only a modest success upon its initial release but found greater success, and a cult following, after its video release. In 2000, the film was ranked 29th on the American Film Institute’s list of the top 100 comedy movies in American cinema[20] and it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.[21]

Shearer, Guest and McKean have since worked on several projects as their Spinal Tap characters. They released three albums: This Is Spinal Tap (1984), Break Like the Wind (1992) and Back From The Dead (2009).[22] In 1992, Spinal Tap appeared in an episode of The Simpsons called “The Otto Show”.[23] The band has played several concerts, including at Live Earth in London on July 7, 2007. In anticipation of the show, Rob Reiner directed a short film entitled Spinal Tap.[24] In 2009, the band released Back from the Dead to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the release of the film.[25] The album features re-recorded versions of songs featured in This Is Spinal Tap and its soundtrack, and five new songs.[26][27] The band performed a one date “world tour” at London’s Wembley Arena on June 30, 2009. The Folksmen, a mock band featured in the film A Mighty Wind that is also made up of characters played by Shearer, McKean and Guest – was the opening act for the show.[28]

The Simpsons[edit]
Shearer is also known for his prolific work as a voice actor on The Simpsons. Matt Groening, the creator of the show, was a fan of Shearer’s work, while Shearer was a fan of a column Groening used to write.[29] Shearer was asked if he wanted to be in the series, but he was initially reluctant because he thought the recording sessions would be too much trouble.[29] He felt voice acting was “not a lot of fun” because traditionally, voice actors record their parts separately.[7] He was told that the actors would record their lines together[7] and after three calls, executive producer James L. Brooks managed to convince Shearer to join the cast.[2] Shearer’s first impression of The Simpsons was that it was funny. Shearer, who thought it was a “pretty cool” way to work, found it peculiar that the members of the cast were adamant about not being known to the public as the people behind the voices.[6]

Shearer provides voices for Principal Skinner, Kent Brockman, Mr. Burns, Waylon Smithers, Ned Flanders, Reverend Lovejoy, Dr. Hibbert, Lenny Leonard, Otto Mann, Rainier Wolfcastle, Scratchy, Kang, Dr. Marvin Monroe, Judge Snyder and many others.[30] He has described all of his regular characters’ voices as “easy to slip into. […] I wouldn’t do them if they weren’t easy.”[29] Shearer modeled Mr. Burns’s voice on the two actors Lionel Barrymore and Ronald Reagan.[31] Shearer says that Burns is the most difficult character for him to voice because it is rough on his vocal cords and he often needs to drink tea and honey to soothe his voice.[32] He describes Burns as his favorite character, saying he “like[s] Mr. Burns because he is pure evil. A lot of evil people make the mistake of diluting it. Never adulterate your evil.”[33] Shearer is also the voice of Burns’ assistant Smithers, and is able to perform dialogue between the two characters in one take. In the episode “Bart’s Inner Child”, Harry Shearer said “wow” in the voice of Otto, which was then used when Otto was seen jumping on a trampoline.[34] Ned Flanders had been meant to be just a neighbor that Homer was jealous of, but because Shearer used “such a sweet voice” for him, Flanders was broadened to become a Christian and a sweet guy that someone would prefer to live next to over Homer.[35] Dr. Marvin Monroe’s voice was based on psychiatrist David Viscott.[36] Monroe has been retired since the seventh season because voicing the character strained Shearer’s throat.[37]

In 2004, Shearer criticized what he perceived as the show’s declining quality: “I rate the last three seasons as among the worst, so season four looks very good to me now.”[38] Shearer has also been vocal about “The Principal and the Pauper” (season nine, 1997) one of the most controversial episodes of The Simpsons. Many fans and critics reacted negatively to the revelation that Principal Seymour Skinner, a recurring character since the first season, was an impostor. The episode has been criticized by both Shearer and Groening. In a 2001 interview, Shearer recalled that after reading the script, he told the writers, “That’s so wrong. You’re taking something that an audience has built eight years or nine years of investment in and just tossed it in the trash can for no good reason, for a story we’ve done before with other characters. It’s so arbitrary and gratuitous, and it’s disrespectful to the audience.”[39] Due to scheduling and availability conflicts, Shearer decided not to participate in The Simpsons Ride, which opened in 2008, so none of his characters have vocal parts and many do not appear in the ride at all.[40] In a 2010 interview on The Howard Stern Show, Shearer alluded that the reason he was not part of the ride was because he would not be getting paid for it.[41]

Until 1998, Shearer was paid $30,000 per episode. During a pay dispute in 1998, Fox threatened to replace the six main voice actors with new actors, going as far as preparing for casting of new voices.[42] The dispute, however, was resolved and Shearer received $125,000 per episode until 2004, when the voice actors demanded that they be paid $360,000 an episode.[42] The dispute was resolved a month later,[43] and Shearer’s pay rose to $250,000 per episode.[44] After salary re-negotiations in 2008, the voice actors received $400,000 per episode.[45] Three years later, with Fox threatening to cancel the series unless production costs were cut, Shearer and the other cast members accepted a 30 percent pay cut, down to just over $300,000 per episode.[46] On May 13, 2015, Shearer announced he was leaving the show. After the other voice actors signed a contract for the same pay, Shearer refused, stating it was not enough. Al Jean made a statement from the producers saying “the show must go on,” but did not elaborate on what might happen to the characters Shearer voiced.[47] On July 7, 2015, Shearer agreed to continue with the show, on the same terms as the other voice actors.[48]

Le Show and radio work[edit]
“Because I don’t do stand-up, radio has always been my equivalent, a place to stay in connection with the public and force myself to write every week and come up with new characters. Plus it’s a medium that – having grown up with it and putting myself to sleep with a radio under my pillow [as a kid] – I love. No matter what picture you want to create in the listener’s mind, a few minutes of work gets it done.”
—Harry Shearer[49]
Since 1983, Shearer has been the host of the public radio comedy/music program Le Show. The program is a hodgepodge of satirical news commentary, music, and sketch comedy that takes aim at the “mega morons of the mighty media”.[50] It is carried on many National Public Radio and other public radio stations throughout the United States.[51] Since the merger of SIRIUS and XM satellite radio services the program is no longer available on either.[52] The show has also been made available as a podcast on iTunes[53] and by WWNO. On the weekly program Shearer alternates between DJing, reading and commenting on the news of the day after the manner of Mort Sahl, and performing original (mostly political) comedy sketches and songs. In 2008, Shearer released a music CD called Songs of the Bushmen, consisting of his satirical numbers about former President George W. Bush on Le Show.[2] Shearer says he criticizes both Republicans and Democrats equally, and also says that “the iron law of doing comedy about politics is you make fun of whoever is running the place”[54] and that “everyone else is just running around talking. They are the ones who are actually doing something, changing people’s lives for better or for worse. Other people the media calls ‘satirists’ don’t work that way.”[55]

Since encountering satellite news feeds when he worked on Saturday Night Live, Shearer has been fascinated with the contents of the video that does not air. Shearer refers to these clips as found objects. “I thought, wow, there is just an unending supply of this material, and it’s wonderful and fascinating and funny and sometimes haunting – but it’s always good,” said Shearer.[56] He collects this material and uses it on Le Show[57][58] and on his website.[59] In 2008, he assembled video clips of newsmakers from this collection into an art installation titled “The Silent Echo Chamber” which was exhibited at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut.[56] The exhibit was also displayed in 2009 at Institut Valencià d’Art Modern (IVAM) in Valencia, Spain[60][61] and in 2010 at the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center.[62]

In 2006 Shearer appeared with Brian Hayes in four episodes of the BBC Radio 4 sitcom Not Today, Thank You, playing Nostrils, a man so ugly he cannot stand to be in his own presence.[63] He was originally scheduled to appear in all six episodes but had to withdraw from recording two due to a problem with his work permit.[64] On June 19, 2008, it was announced that Shearer would receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the radio category.[65] The date of the ceremony where his star will be put in place has yet to be announced.[66]

Further career[edit]

Shearer performing in April 2009
In 2002, Shearer directed his first feature film Teddy Bears’ Picnic, which he also wrote. The plot is based on Bohemian Grove, which hosts a three-week encampment of some of the most powerful men in the world. The film was not well received by critics. It garnered a 0% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with all 19 reviews being determined as negative[67] and received a rating of 32 out of 100 (signifying “generally negative reviews”) on Metacritic from 10 reviews.[68] In 2003, he co-wrote J. Edgar! The Musical with Tom Leopold, which spoofed J. Edgar Hoover’s relationship with Clyde Tolson.[69] It premiered at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado and starred Kelsey Grammer and John Goodman.[70]

In 2003, Shearer, Guest and McKean starred in the folk music mockumentary A Mighty Wind, portraying a band called The Folksmen. The film was written by Guest and Eugene Levy, and directed by Guest.[6] Shearer had a major role in the Guest-directed parody of Oscar politicking For Your Consideration in 2006. He played Victor Allan Miller, a veteran actor who is convinced that he is going to be nominated for an Academy Award.[71] He also appeared as a news anchor in Godzilla with fellow The Simpsons cast members Hank Azaria and Nancy Cartwright.[72] His other film appearances include The Right Stuff, Portrait of a White Marriage, The Fisher King, The Truman Show, EdTV and Small Soldiers.[73]

Shearer has also worked as a columnist for the Los Angeles Times Magazine, but decided that it “became such a waste of time to bother with it.”[55] His columns have also been published in Slate and Newsweek.[74] Since May 2005 he has been a contributing blogger at The Huffington Post.[73] Shearer has written three books. Man Bites Town, published in 1993, is a collection of columns that he wrote for The Los Angeles Times between 1989 and 1992.[39] Published in 1999, It’s the Stupidity, Stupid analyzed the hatred some people had for then-President Bill Clinton.[75] Shearer believes that Clinton became disliked because he had an affair with “the least powerful, least credentialed women cleared into his official compound.”[39] His most recent book is Not Enough Indians, his first novel. Published in 2006, it is a comic novel about Native Americans and gambling.[73] Without the “pleasures of collaboration” and “spontaneity and improvisation which characterize his other projects”, Not Enough Indians was a “struggle” for Shearer to write. He said that “the only fun thing about it was having written it. It was lonely, I had no deal for it and it took six years to do. It was a profoundly disturbing act of self-discipline.”[2]

Shearer has released five solo comedy albums: It Must Have Been Something I Said (1994), Dropping Anchors (2006), Songs Pointed and Pointless (2007), Songs of the Bushmen (2008) and Greed and Fear (2010).[76] His most recent CD, Greed and Fear is mainly about Wall Street economic issues, rather than politics like his previous albums. Shearer decided to make the album when he”started getting amused by the language of the economic meltdown – when ‘toxic assets’ suddenly became ‘troubled assets,’ going from something poisoning the system to just a bunch of delinquent youth with dirty faces that needed not removal from the system but just…understanding.”[77] In May 2006, Shearer received an honorary doctorate from Goucher College.[78] #HarryShearer #ThisIsSpinalTap #JonHammond #Nashville #TVShow

The Big Uneasy[edit]
Shearer is the director of The Big Uneasy (2010), a documentary film about the impacts of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans. Narrated by actor John Goodman, the film describes levee failures and catastrophic flooding in the New Orleans metropolitan area, and includes extended interviews with former LSU professor Ivor Van Heerden, Robert Bea, an engineering professor at the University of California at Berkeley, and Maria Garzino, an engineer and contract specialist for the Los Angeles district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The film is critical of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its management of flood protection projects in Southern Louisiana.[79][80][81][82][83] Shearer draws on numerous technical experts to maintain that Hurricane Katrina’s “…tragic floods creating widespread damage were caused by manmade errors in engineering and judgment.”[84] Shearer’s film currently has a 74% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on twenty-three reviews by approved critics.[83]

Personal life[edit]
Shearer married Penelope Nichols in 1974. They divorced in 1977. He has been married to singer-songwriter Judith Owen since 1993.[2] In 2005, the couple launched their own record label called Courgette Records.[85] Shearer has homes in Santa Monica, California, the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, and London. He first went to New Orleans in 1988 and has attended every edition of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival since.[86]

Shearer often speaks and writes about the failure of the Federal levee system which flooded New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, belittling the coverage of it in the mainstream media[87] and criticizing the role of the United States Army Corps of Engineers.[88][89] Prior to the DVD release of his film, The Big Uneasy, Shearer would hold screenings of the film at different venues and take questions from audience members ”
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Hammond Berger And Chuggy On Bongos Czechoslovakian Salsa In Stand 523 Summer NAMM Nashville

August 24, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Hammond Berger And Chuggy On Bongos Czechoslovakian Salsa In Stand 523 Summer NAMM Nashville

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Nashville, Tennessee– Jon Hammond at the Hammond XK-5 system organ, Joe Berger guitar and Chuggy Carter on bongos – Czechoslovakian Salsa in the Hammond Organ USA Stand number 523 Summer NAMM Show
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Jon Hammond Show Theme Song LATE RENT At Mothertone Party Nashville

August 6, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Jon Hammond Show Theme Song LATE RENT At Mothertone Party Nashville

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

Nashville, Drums, Guitar, Percussion, NAMM Show, Night Party, Blues, Jazz, MNN TV, Late Rent, Funky, #Mothertone #HammondOrgan

Jon Hammond Show 0805

July 30, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Jon Hammond Show 0805

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondShow0805


Publication date 2017-07-30
Language English
Jon Hammond Show cable access TV weekly program on MNN TV Manhattan Neighborhood Network Channel 1, 34th year for 0805 –

First segment
Mothertone Party first night White Onions by Jon Hammond Band organ combo with Chuggy Carter percussion, Kayleigh Moyer drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond Sk1 organ bass – spcl. thanks Michael TurnerDawn MoyerBig Shotz Nashville – mix Skylar Leigh Duval – first night of Summer NAMM Show http://www.HammondCast.com
#Mothertone #SummerNAMM #BigShotzNashville #HammondOrgan #Onions
Second segment
Czechoslovakian Salsa in Nashville Summer NAMM Hammond Stand Number 523 – Jon Hammond at the Hammond XK-5 System organ, with Joe Berger guitar, Steven Eaklor XK-5, Chuggy Carter percussion on the Mothertone cajón, John “Sax” Williams alto – special thanks Steve Simmons Hammond Organ USA, Thomas Pistone & John Riddle https://www.namm.org/summer/2017/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit #SummerNAMM #NAMMShow #HammondOrgans #XK5 — at Nashville Music City Center
Third segment

Jon Hammond Funk Unit Reverb Stage, Summer NAMM, Nashville Tennessee, Funk, Jazz, Blues https://www.namm.org/summer/2017/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit
Joe Berger Guitarist
Cord Martin Tenor Saxoponist
Roland Barber Trombonist
Louis Flip Winfield Drummer
Chuggy Carter Percussionist
Jon Jon Hammond Organ
*Audio recorded on TASCAM #DR100MKIII – special thanks Greg Herreman & Ken Freeman production managers, Crash & Brian audio board and stage crew
As Seen on Jon Hammond Show Television Show 34th year
Reverb Stage Summer NAMM Show Nashville Music City Center

— at NAMM

Fourth segment
exclusive interview Harry Shearer and Jon Hammond at American Eagle Awards during Summer NAMM Show – honorees, Crystal Gayle, Patti Smith & Harry Shearer
Fifth Segment
Melody Without Name (with photos by Elmar Lemes) Jon Hammond Band

*with photos by Elmar Lemes — Melody Without Name Jon Hammond BandJazzkeller Frankfurt – Note: Jon’s organ is powered by Markbass Bass Amps house combo bass amp only – Joe Berger guitar, Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Jon Hammond
Sk1 Hammond organ – this is Jon Hammond and Joe Berger’s 31st
consecutive musikmesse traditional warm up party and Jon’s 64th birthday
party with many friends in the house in world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt
Jon’s birthday Chocolate Chocolate Cake baked by the best bakery in Frankfurt Saray Pastanesi on the Mainzer Landstrasse Frankfurt, Germany
http://www.HammondCast.com/ original composition by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND International @hammondcast

— with Peter Klohmann and Joe Berger at Jazzkeller

Mothertone Mother Of All Hangs First Night POCKET FUNK

July 21, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Mothertone Mother Of All Hangs First Night POCKET FUNK

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/y-qMlMsQnMI


Publication date 2017-07-20
Language English
Mothertone Mother of All Hangs first night POCKET FUNK – Jon Hammond BandJoe Berger guitar, Chuggy Carter percussion, Kayleigh Moyer drums, Jon Hammond organ – MC: Apolonia Davalos – special thanks Michael Turner for having us back for 3rd annual Mothertone event during Summer NAMM Show Nashville “Mother of All Hangs” in Big Shotz Nashville, and Dawn Moyer – Dawn can out-hang us all! All the Mothertone Artists, more videos coming! Mix by Skylar Leigh Duval – Jon Hammond — ‘Mother of all Hangs’ SummerNAMM ’17
Public · Hosted by Mothertone EVENT https://www.facebook.com/events/117740542147224/?active_tab=about #Mothertone #ApoloniaDavalos #BigShotzNashville #SummerNAMM #NAMMShow #Funk #SleishmanDrums 

Mother of All Hangs, Big Shotz Nashville Party, Hammond Organ, Sk1, Kayleigh Moyer, Sleishman drums, Summer NAMM, NAMM Show, Michael Turner, Funky, Nashville Tennessee #Mothertone #HammondOrgan

Jon Hammond Show 0520

May 17, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Jon Hammond Show 0520

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondShow0520

Jon Hammond Show 0520
MNN TV – Air Time: 01:30 AM EST – 05/20
Music, Travel, Soft News, 34rh year
http://www.HammondCast.com
Manhattan Neighborhood Network -MNN
©JON HAMMOND International

First segment #WATCHMOVIE HERE: Center Stage Lee Oskar Feature Jon Hammond Allstars Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/CenterStageLeeOskarFeatureOnJonHammondAllstarsLydiasTune

Youtube https://youtu.be/JlIyZ2m47oM

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/216658133

Frankfurt Germany — Center Stage musikmesse Lee Oskar Feature on Jon Hammond Allstars Band “Lydia’s Tune” written by Jon Hammond in Paris – Peter Klohmann tenor, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger gitarre, Jon Hammond Sk1 organ + bass with photos by Andreas Meer at end ©JON HAMMOND International
Second segment #WATCHMOVIE HERE: Pocket Funk Pictures Video

Youtube https://youtu.be/7RW56iYzPSQ

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/216416280

Jon Hammond Allstar Band with special guest Lee Oskar Center Stage concert musikmesse ProLight + Sound 2017 with photographs by master photographers Andreas Meer and Dita Vollmond also Bernie Capicchiano. Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass, Lee Oskar harmonica
Third segment DOWN HOME IN-STORE PERFORMANCE: JON HAMMOND & MARC BAUM Funky Jazz & Blues + Free Red Beans & Rice – FRIDAY MAY 12th at 5PM by JC Garrett

LINK: http://www.downhomemusic.com/down-home-in-store-performance-jon-hammond-marc-baum-funky-jazz-blues-free-red-beans-rice-friday-may-12th-at-5pm/#
Filed Under:

Store Events
#HammondOrgan #DownHome, Accordion, Blues, Down Home Music Store, Drums, El Cerrito,Funky Jazz, Hammond Organ, Saxophone

Producer Jon Hammond
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/4UYxuEL7eFA

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/212913221

Melody Without Name Jon Hammond Band Jazzkeller Frankfurt – Note: Jon’s organ is powered by Markbass Bass Amps house combo bass amp only – Joe Berger guitar, Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ – this is Jon Hammond and Joe Berger’s 31st consecutive musikmesse traditional warm up party and Jon’s 64th birthday party with many friends in the house in world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt
Jon’s birthday Chocolate Chocolate Cake baked by the best bakery in Frankfurt Saray Pastanesi

http://www.HammondCast.com original composition by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND International

Producer Jon Hammond
Photos by master photographer Elmar Lemes

http://www.jazzkeller.com/programm/calendar.htm

Di. 04.04.

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

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 jonhammondband.com/music

http://behindthebeat.com/2006/05/jon-hammond-the-ndr-sessions-projekt/

Jon Hammond: The NDR Sessions Projekt

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.

#HammondOrgan #DownHome, Accordion, Blues, Down Home Music Store, Drums, El Cerrito,Funky Jazz, Hammond Organ, Saxophone, MNN TV, musikmesse, NAMM Show

Jon Hammond Show 0429

April 22, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Jon Hammond Show 0429

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondShow0429

Youtube https://youtu.be/RsLGII1qhIg

Jon Hammond Show MNN TV Channel 1 for 0429 including
“Back at good old Jazzkeller Hofheim Jon Hammond Musikmesse Session”
Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0

Topics Jazzkeller-Hofheim, Pocket Funk, Hammond Organ, Musikmesse-Session, Peter Klohmann, Giovanni Totò Gulino, Joe Berger, Jon Hammond Band, Funky Jazz

Back at good old Jazzkeller Hofheim Jon Hammond Musikmesse-Session: POCKET FUNK – featuring Giovanni Totò Gulino d., Peter Klohmann t.s., Joe Berger g., Jon Hammond o.

©JON HAMMOND International
http://www.jonhammondband.com
#FunkyJazz #JazzkellerHofheim #HofheimAmTaunus #HammondOrgan
2nd Segment:
“Late Rent Jon Hammond Show theme song in Yachtklub Frankfurt”
High-Def VIDEO:
– Hans Romanov Presents – Live Music, Ambience, “Empathy, Love, Reality, True, Bravery, Dignity, Freedom, Fidelity” – Peter Klohmann tenor saxofon, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Jon Hammond organ + bass – as seen on MNN TV channel 1 every Friday night ©JON HAMMOND International http://www.HammondCast.com
#Yachtklub #LiveMusic #Frankfurt #Jazzy #Funky #HammondOrgan #Saxofon #Guitar #Drums #LateRent

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English
Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
3rd Segment:
“Jazz Birthday Radio Announcement from Jesse Chuy Varela on KCSM Jazz 91”
Big Birthday Blast from main man Jesse Chuy Varela on KCSM Jazz 91 – at 91.1 FM on the dial – coming in over Jon’s Zenith Trans-Oceanic Radio – in company of Ray Charles & Aretha Franklin, many thanks Chuy!! – Jon Hammond (Organ & Excelsior Accordion)

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

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

Lee Oskar Plays Pocket Funk Jon Hammond Allstar Band Center Stage musikmesse

“Lee Oskar Plays Pocket Funk Jon Hammond Allstar Band Center Stage
musikmesse – Jon Hammond and Joe Berger’s 31st consecutive year in
musikmesse, with announcement by special events announcer Mavros Freitag

– Lee Oskar harmonica, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums,
Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond organ + bass

– special thanks Wolfgang Lücke

http://www.HammondCast.com
Jon Hammond Allstar Band with Lee Oskar musikmesse Day 1 Center Stage – Joe Berger g., Jon Hammond o., Lee Oskar h. Giovanni Totò Gulino d., Peter Klohmann t.s., Mavros Freitag announcement Jon Hammond International ASCAP American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP)
Johannes Weber, Christopher Sparkes Messe Frankfurt

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

musikmesse Jon Hammond Allstar Band Special Guests Center Stage: Joe Lamond d. from Tommy Tutone Band, Michael Falkenstein p. from James Brown – Band: Peter Klohmann t.s., Giovanni Totò Gulino d., Joe Berger g., Jon Hammond o. b. – Special Events Announcer
Eleftherios Mavros aka Mavros Freitag – Special Thanks Wolfgang Lücke Messe Frankfurt musikmesse Prolight + Sound Team

Michael Birk Veranstaltungslogistik GmbH Stage Crew

photo credit Bernie Capicchiano / Bernies Music Land of Australia

JJ Guitars, Suzuki Musical Instruments, NAMM Team, Ham-Berger-Friz Records – Jon Hammond’s and Joe Berger’s 31st consecutive musikmesse! #Musikmesse #HammondOrgan #NAMM #ProLight #Suzuki #FunkyJazz #BluesMusic #CenterStage @HammondCast www.HammondCast.com
Jon Hammond’s original compositions songs “White Onions” and “Late Rent” – Jon Hammond Show theme song 34 years on MNN TV in New York and streaming word wide

Producer Jon Hammond
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English

Youtube https://youtu.be/s8MkYquSU6E

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/212448787

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/1641953779166746/

L t R Mavros Freitag, Andreas Meer, Jon Hammond

It’s my tunes

Wow…big big dankeschön to my friend Detlef Kinsler for these beautiful photos!! Detlef is the preeminent music critic for Journal Frankfurt, thanks a million Detlef!! – Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond and Detlef Kinsler

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

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/209616409

Youtube https://youtu.be/zJzD_iVwb4o

Chris Rydm King Cortez Midday Jazz on KCSM Jazz 91, just played a track from Hammond’s Bolero Jon Hammond Trio album giving info on the air

at 91.1 on the FM Dial

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/209616409

Jon Hammond holding a copy of Hammond’s Bolero at CD Release Party – Le Bar Bat New York City

Jon Hammond and Joe Berger on cruise ship Horizon Celebrity Cruises en route to Bermuda from New York City

Original art by Illustratorp aka Michael August on Hammond’s Bolero CD disk

Ham-Berger-Friz Records

Jon Hammond at Hammond’s Bolero CD Release Kiosk inside Tower Records Store legendary San Francisco location on Columbus Ave North Beach

Jon Hammond with Don Deane of Bolinas #Smileys #Bolinas

Jon Hammond Show, MNN TV, Channel 1, Jazz, Blues, Soft News, Hammond Organ, Musikmesse, Excelsior Accordion, NAMM Show, #TVShow #HammondOrgan #JonHammond

NAMM Industry Tribute 2017 Memoriam Event (from Jon Hammond’s Camera)

February 2, 2017

NAMM Industry Tribute 2017 Memoriam Event (from Jon Hammond’s Camera)

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: NAMM Industry Tribute 2017 Memoriam Event (from Jon Hammond’s Camera)

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/NAMMIndustryTribute2017MemoriamEventfromJonHammondsCamera

NAMM Industry Tribute 2017 Memoriam Event (from Jon Hammond’s camera) – annual event and archive from NAMM Show​ Historian Dan Del Fiorentino​ – this year many personal friends honored – this clip includes additional music from Jon Hammond​ “Jennifer’s Song” for rights reasons, keep the Spirit!
R.I.P. Lutz Büchner, Gregg Gregory Gronowski​, Keith Emerson, Dan Hicks, Paul Kantner, Toots Thielemans, Rob Wasserman, Prince​, Maurice White, Buckwheat Zydeco and many more “The NAMM Community will never forget you.”
*actual clip LINK: https://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/namm-memoriam-industry-tribute-2017 *Note: This always happens on the first evening of the Winter NAMM Show – this year it was on Thursday January 19th at 5:30PM – moved inside due to heavy weather!

Pictures by Jon Hammond: “The NAMM Community will never forget you.”, Dan Del Fiorentino NAMM Historian still with hat on! NAMM Chairman Mark Goff giving benediction, Greg Herreman NAMM Production Manager about to move a microphone, Dick Bridgeman – Hammond Organ Co., Lutz Büchner – ndr big band / Jon Hammond Band, Leonard Cohen, Bob Cranshaw, Keith Emerson – Emerson Lake and Palmer, Glenn Frey – The Eagles, Buddy Greco, ‘Gregg’ Gregory Gronowski – Hammond Organ USA, Merle Haggard, Hoot Hester, Dan Hicks, Bobby Hutcherson, Wayne Jackson, James Jamerson Jr., Paul Kantner, Greg Lake, Lonnie Mack, Sir George Martin, Scotty Moore, Alphonse Mouzon, Harvey Olsen, Robert Paiste, Prince, Jack Ripperger – Hammond organ co., Leon Russell, LA Scots Pipe Band played, Rose Shure – Shure microphone co., Ralph Stanley, Toots Thielemans, Martin Travis, Bobby Vee, Rob Wasserman, Maurice White – Earth Wind and Fire, Duane “Pudgy” Wong, Bernie Worrell, Buckwheat Zydeco, “The NAMM Community will never forget you.”, “In Memoriam A Tribute to our Industry Friends Thursday January 19, 2017 – Winter NAMM Show

LIST ACCORDING TO JON HAMMOND:

John Bellone, Leo Beranek, Bruce Bergh, Paul Bierley, Bobby Blackford, Dick Bridgeman, Ernie Briefel, Jim Broadus, Don Buchla,

Lutz Büchner, Prince Buster, Al Caiola, Toby Capalbo, Nicki Carano, Rob Carey, Phil Chess, Gary Christensen, Buddy Church,

Barrett Clark, Guy Clark, Tim Coffman, Leonard Cohen, Rosemarie and Ed Coles, Bob Cranshaw, Johnny Craviotto, William Dettman,

Dick DiCenso, John Edmondson, Sam Eisenman, Keith Emerson, Frank Fendorf, Chuck Flores, Orrin Foslien, Peter Fountain,

Cassie Frantz, Carla Frederick, Glenn Frey, Bob Furst, Juan Gabriel, Ben Germain, James Glanville, Roberta Gottschalk, Buddy Greco,

Christina Grimmie, Gregg Gronowski, Merle Haggard, Joe Halloran, Bill Harris, Nicholas Harris, Yasuji Hayashi, Glenn Hefner,

Mary Henkin, Mark Herman, Hoot Hester, Randy Hewiston, Joe Hibbs, Dan Hicks, Charles Hill, Bobby Hutcherson, Bill Irwin,

Wayne Jackson, James Jamerson Jr., OJB Jezreel, Steven Johnson, Luke Johnston, Ziggy Kanstul, Paul Kantner, Dick Knaub,

Gladys Krenek, Rick Kylan, Greg Lake, Larry Larson, Francois LeDuc, William Locke, John D. Loudermilk, George Lukas,

Lonnie Mack, Sir George Martin, Jack Maxson, John McCrea, Henry Cullough, Owen McPeek, Mo Meloy-Pameteer, Nick Menza,

Al Moffatt, Chips Woman, Paul Monachino, Scotty Moore, Alphonse Mouzon, Jerry Muenchow, Robert Nagel, Richard Norris,

Milt Okun, Pauline Oliveros, Harvey Olsen, George Opperman, John O’Sullivan, John Otte, Robert Paiste, Bob Parker, Sylvia Perry,

Csaba Petocz, Richie Pidanick, Bill Price, Prince, Anthony Pulcini, Curtis Purdy, Cora Rather, Al Realo, Jack Ripperger, Vale Robinson,

Leon Russell, Helen Saied, Stanley Schireson, Zenon Schoepe, Hugo Schreiber, Dorothy Schwartz, William Scotti,

Dan Sheehan, Shinichi Shimada, Rose Shure, Tom Size, Dan Smith, Vern Smith, Sid Smither, Jerry Snyder, Ralph Stanley,

Chris Stone, Rod Temperton, Toots Thielemans, Victor Tibaldeo Sr., Isao Tomita, Dana Tracy, Martin Travis, Ed Uribe,

Rudy Van Gelder, Vincent van Haaff, Bobby Vee, Maxine Volley, Cathy Wagner, Saul Walker, Nannette Ward, Rob Wasserman,

Christopher Waters, Bob Wegher, Bobby Wellins, Maurice White, Monty Lee Wilkes, Tom Wilson, Duane “Pudgy” Wong,

James Woolley, Bernie Worrell, Dolores Yaeger, Don Young, Buckwheat Zydeco

(156) – according to Jon Hammond

Producer Jon Hammond
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English

**List from Elizabeth Dale and Dan Del Fiorentino – NAMM History Department – Just In:

As follows:
(Unfortunately / Sadly all are deceased – dates, names 2017 NAMM Industry Tribute – JH:
Allison
Mose
1927
2016
Baker
Dave
1931
2016
Belli
Remo
1927
2016
Bellone
John
1928
2016
Beranek
Leo
1914
2016
Bergh
Bruce
1955
2016
Bierley
Paul
1926
2016
Blackford
Bobby
1950
2016
Bridgeman
Dick
1932
2016
Briefel
Ernie
1919
2016
Broadus
Jim
1939
2016
Buchla
Don
1937
2016
Büchner
Lutz
1968
2016
Buss
Skip
1926
2016
Buster
Prince
1938
2016
Caiola
Al
1920
2016
Capalbo
Toby
1930
2016
Carano
Nicki
1967
2016
Carey
Rob
1972
2016
Chess
Phil
1921
2016
Christensen
Gary
1954
2016
Church
Buddy
1952
2016
Clark
Barrett
1981
2016
Clark
Guy
1941
2016
Coffman
Tim
1946
2015
Cohen
Leonard
1934
2016
Coles
Ed & Rosemarie
R- 1961 E-1958
2016
Cranshaw
Bob
1932
2016
Craviotto
Johnny
1946
2016
Dettman
William
1950
2016
DiCenso
Dick
1941
2016
Edmondson
John
1933
2016
Eisenman
Sam
1930
2016
Emerson
Keith
1944
2016
Fendorf
Frank
1925
2016
Flores
Chuck
1935
2016
Foslien
Orrin
1942
2016
Fountain
Pete
1930
2016
Frantz
Cassie
1943
2017
Frederick
Carla
1950
2016
Frey
Glenn
1948
2016
Furst
Bob
1933
2016
Gabriel
Juan
1950
2016
Germain
Ben
1927
2016
1
Glanville
James
1925
2016
Gottschalk
Roberta
1941
2016
Greco
Buddy
1926
2017
Grimmie
Christina
1994
2016
Gronowski
Gregg
1951
2016
Haggard
Merle
1937
2016
Halloran
Joe
1967
2016
Harris
Bill
1934
2016
Harris
Nicholas
1978
2016
Hayashi
Yasuji
1923
2016
Heffner
Glen
1953
2016
Henkin
Mary
1928
2016
Herman
Mark
1956
2016
Hester
Hoot
1951
2016
Hewitson
Randy
1955
2016
Hibbs
Joe
1953
2016
Hicks
Dan
1941
2016
Hill
Charles
1935
2016
Hutcherson
Bobby
1941
2016
Irwin
Bill
1923
2016
Jackson
Wayne
1941
2016
Jamerson Jr
James
1958
2016
Jezreel
OJB
1966
2016
Johnson
Steven
1955
2016
Johnston
Luke
1966
2016
Kanstul
Ziggy
1929
2016
Kantner
Paul
1941
2016
Knaub
Dick
1936
2016
Krenek
Gladys
1924
2016
Kylan
Rick
1946
2016
Lake
Greg
1947
2016
Larson
Larry
1933
2016
LeDuc
Francois
1939
2016
Locke
William
1944
2016
Loudermilk
John D.
1934
2016
Lukas
George
1927
2016
Mack
Lonnie
1941
2016
Martin
Sir George
1926
2016
Maxson
Jack
1940
2016
McCrea
John
1927
2016
McCullough
Henry
1943
2016
McPeek
Owen
1927
2016
Meloy-Palmateer
Mo
1943
2016
Menza
Nick
1964
2016
Miller
Larry
1966
2016
2
Moffatt
Al
1947
2016
Moman
Chips
1937
2016
Monachino
Paul
1924
2016
Moore
Scotty
1931
2016
Mouzon
Alphonse
1948
2016
Muenchow
Jerry
1943
2016
Nagel
Robert
1924
2016
Norris
Richard
1936
2016
Okun
Milt
1923
2016
Oliveros
Pauline
1932
2016
Olsen
Harvey
1937
2016
Opperman
George
1918
2016
O’Sullivan
John
1936
2016
Otte
John
1926
2016
Paiste
Robert
1932
2016
Parker
Bob
1944
2015
Perry
Sylvia
1919
2016
Petocz
Csaba
1960
2015
Pidanick
Richie
1952
2016
Price
Bill
1944
2016
Prince
1958
2016
Pulcini
Anthony
1993
2016
Purdy
Curtis
1947
2016
Racher
Cora
1948
2016
Realo
Al
1943
2016
Ripperger
Jack
1929
2016
Robinson
Vale
1935
2016
Russell
Leon
1946
2016
Saied
Helen
1924
2016
Schireson
Stanley
1917
2016
Schoepe
Zenon
1960
2016
Schreiber
Hugo
1927
2016
Schwartz
Dorothy
1927
2016
Scotti
William
1924
2016
Seaver
Larry
1943
2016
Sheeran
Dan
1925
2016
Shimada
Shinichi
1932
2016
Shure
Rose
1921
2016
Size
Tom
1959
2016
Smith
Dan
1946
2016
Smith
Vern
1961
2016
Smither
Sid
Snyder
Jerry
1925
2016
Stanley
Ralph
1927
2016
Stone
Chris
1935
2016
3
Temperton
Rob
1924
2016
Thielemans
Toots
1922
2016
Tibaldeo Sr.
Victor
1923
2016
Tomita
Isao
1932
2016
Tracy
Dana
1952
2016
Travis
Martin
1916
2016
Uribe
Ed
1957
2015
Van Gelder
Rudy
1924
2016
van Haaff
Vincent
1952
2016
Vee
Bobby
1943
2016
Volley
Maxine
1959
2017
Wagner
Cathy
1954
2016
Walker
Saul
1927
2016
Ward
Nannette
1953
2016
Wasserman
Rob
1952
2016
Waters
Christopher
1986
2016
Wegher
Bob
1927
2016
Wellins
Bobby
1936
2016
White
Maurice
1941
2016
Wilkes
Monty Lee
1962
2016
Wilson
Tom
1933
2016
Wong
Duane “Pudgy”
1953
2016
Woolley
James
1966
2016
Worrell
Bernie
1944
2016
Yeager
Dolores
1928
2016
Young
Don
1953
2016
Zydeco
Buckwheat
1947
2016

Remembering the great Joe Sample in absentia on his Birthday February 1 – born 1939, passed at the age of 75 on September 12, 2014. Joe’s manager for many years was the legendary manager/impresario George Greif, Diane Greif-Sheppard’s Dad – I knew George, I can’t think of Joe Sample without remembering George Greif…also that’s James Jamerson Jr. playing bass in back of Joe, very sadly James (son of James Jamerson of Motown Records) has passed as well – I shot this photo back in the year 1981 on my first trip to Europe – R.I.P. Joe, George, James – sincerely, Jon Hammond

Joe’s wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Sample
Joseph Leslie “Joe” Sample (February 1, 1939 – September 12, 2014) was an American pianist, keyboard player, and composer. He was one of the founding members of the Jazz Crusaders, the band which became simply the Crusaders in 1971, and remained a part of the group until its final album in 1991 (not including the 2003 reunion album Rural Renewal).

Beginning in the 1970s, he enjoyed a successful solo career and guested on many recordings by other performers and groups, including Miles Davis, George Benson, Jimmy Witherspoon, B. B. King, Eric Clapton, Steely Dan, and the Supremes. Sample incorporated jazz, gospel, blues, Latin, and classical forms into his music.

On September 12, 2014, Sample died in Houston, Texas, of mesothelioma at age 75.
Birth name Joseph Leslie Sample
Born February 1, 1939
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Died September 12, 2014 (aged 75)
Houston
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Piano, keyboards
Years active 1950s–2014
Labels Blue Thumb, MCA, GRP, Warner Bros., Verve, ABC
Associated acts Jazz Crusaders
Joe Sample’s Bio:
“Sample was born in Houston, Texas on February 1, 1939. Sample began to play the piano at age 5. He was a student of the organist and pianist Curtis Mayo.

In high school in the 1950s, Sample teamed up with friends saxophonist Wilton Felder and drummer “Stix” Hooper to form a group called the Swingsters. While studying piano at Texas Southern University, Sample met and added trombonist Wayne Henderson and several other players to the Swingsters, which became the Modern Jazz Sextet and then the Jazz Crusaders,[1] in emulation of one of the leading progressive jazz bands of the day, Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. Sample never took a degree from the university; instead, in 1960, he and the Jazz Crusaders made the move from Houston to Los Angeles.

The group quickly found opportunities on the West Coast, making its first recording, Freedom Sounds in 1961 and releasing up to four albums a year over much of the 1960s. The Jazz Crusaders played at first in the dominant hard bop style of the day, standing out by virtue of their unusual front-line combination of saxophone (played by Wilton Felder) and Henderson’s trombone. Another distinctive quality was the funky, rhythmically appealing acoustic piano playing of Sample, who helped steer the group’s sound into a fusion between jazz and soul[2] in the late 1960s. The Jazz Crusaders became a strong concert draw during those years.

While Sample and his band mates continued to work together, he and the other band members pursued individual work as well. In 1969 Sample made his first recording under his own name; Fancy Dance featured the pianist as part of a jazz trio.[1] In the 1970s, as the Jazz Crusaders became simply the Crusaders and branched out into popular sounds, Sample became known as a Los Angeles studio musician, appearing on recordings by the likes of Joni Mitchell, Marvin Gaye, Tina Turner, B. B. King, Joe Cocker, Minnie Riperton and Anita Baker. In 1975 he went into the studios with jazz legends Ray Brown on bass, and drummer Shelly Manne to produce a then state-of-the-art recording direct to disc entitled The Three. About this time Blue Note Records reissued some of the early work by the Jazz Crusaders as “The Young Rabbits”. This was a compilation of their recordings done between 1962 and 1968.

The electric keyboard was fairly new in the sixties, and Sample became one of the instrument’s pioneers. He began to use the electric piano while the group retained their original name, and the group hit a commercial high-water mark with the hit single “Street Life” and the album of the same name in 1979. In 1978 he recorded Swing Street Café with guitarist David T. Walker.

The Crusaders, after losing several key members, broke up after recording Life in the Modern World for the GRP label in 1987. Despite the disbanding of the Crusaders, the members would join each other to record periodically over the years, releasing Healing the Wounds in the early 1990s. Felder, Hooper, and Sample recorded their first album, called Rural Renewal, as the reunited Crusaders group in 2003 and played a concert in Japan in 2004.

Since Sample’s Fancy Dance (1969), he has recorded several solo albums, including the George Duke produced Sample This.

GRP also released Joe Sample Collection, and a three-disc Crusaders Collection, as testament to Sample’s enduring legacy. Some of the pianist’s recent recordings are The Song Lives On (1999), featuring duets with singer Lalah Hathaway, and The Pecan Tree (2002), a tribute to his hometown of Houston, where he relocated in 1994. His 2004 album on Verve, Soul Shadows, paid tribute to Duke Ellington and Jelly Roll Morton, and pre-jazz bandleader James Reese Europe. In 2007 he recorded Feeling Good with vocalist Randy Crawford.

In 1983, MCA released Joe Sample’s The Hunter LP. The Hunter sessions had taken place during the previous year at Hollywood Sound Recorders and Salty Dog Studios in Los Angeles, producing a fine body of recordings of which six were brought forward. Fans believe there maybe other recordings from the sessions yet to be released. Amongst the six tracks was the nine-minute Night Flight. UK Jazz Funk and Soul DJ Robbie Vincent premiered Night Flight in its entirety in the spring of 1983 on his Radio London “Saturday Show” prompting a surge of jazz fusion enthusiasts and Sample fans to buy up all the import copies from London stores. For Sample, The Hunter album featured a number of leading musicians of the day including Marcus Miller on bass and Paulinho Da Costa on percussion. Sample was also joined on the album by Phil Upchurch on lead guitar, Dean Parks (also on guitar), Steve Gadd and Bob Wilson on drums, John Phillips on bass clarinet, and Abraham Laboriel on bass. For production, Joe Sample called on his Crusaders’ stable mate Wilton Felder. The Hunter album came at a very important juncture in Sample’s solo push. Night Flight remains the great achievement from these sessions, although fans were extremely disappointed when an edited version appeared on the compilation Joe Sample Collection.[citation needed] The Hunter album has been transferred to CD from the original tapes but fans are still awaiting a remastered expanded edition with previously unreleased material and demos.

Sample appeared on stage at The Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, on 28 May 2000, playing keyboard solo on George Benson’s Deeper Than You Think. This concert was recorded and a DVD entitled George Benson: Absolutely Live was subsequently released. A studio version of Deeper Than You Think was recorded featuring Joe Sample in New York in May 1999 during sessions for a Benson collection which took the title Absolutely Benson. Fans again believe there may have been other collaborations of Sample – Benson which remain in the vaults unreleased.

Some of his works were featured on The Weather Channel’s “Local on the 8s” segments and his song “Rainbow Seeker” is included in their 2008 compilation release, The Weather Channel Presents: Smooth Jazz II. Nicole Kidman sang his song “One Day I’ll Fly Away” in the Baz Luhrmann film Moulin Rouge! The very popular “In All My Wildest Dreams”, also from the 1978 album Rainbow Seeker, was sampled on Tupac’s “Dear Mama”, De la Soul’s “WRMS’s Dedication to the Bitty”, Toni Braxton’s “What’s Good” and Arrested Development’s “Africa’s Inside Me”.

Sample had a bassist son named Nicklas Sample (with ex-wife Marianne), who is a member of the Coryell Auger Sample Trio featuring Julian Coryell and Karma Auger.

On September 12, 2014, Sample died in Houston, Texas from complications from mesothelioma lung disease.[3] He was 75 years old.[4] Sample had also suffered two heart attacks — the most recent in 2009. According to the Los Angeles Times he had also suffered illness caused by the Epstein-Barr virus, which produces chronic fatigue.[5] In 2013, Sample was hospitalized with pneumonia, according to Variety, the Hollywood and music industry trade paper.”

Sending up prayers for my good friend Rudy Sheriff Lawless aka The Sheriff – jazz drummer extraordinaire!! Honored by Jazz Foundation of America – special thanks Gina Reder – Rudy photos from Jon Hammond:

Oh wow…there goes the Apple Maps Van! https://www.apple.com/ios/maps/ – Jon Hammond

Frankfurt, Germany — Power Shot! My good friend Yu Beniya on another very important international mission for Suzuki Musical Instruments!

Congress Frankfurt, Messe Frankfurt Venue GmbH –
“Suzuki was founded in 1953, as a harmonica manufacturer.[1] Suzuki’s western U.S. distribution center located in San Diego, California. It has expanded to include a variety of instruments including pianos and band instruments,[2] and purely electronic instruments such as the Tronichord, Omnichord, and QChord Digital Soundcard Guitar.” In 1991 Suzuki bought the Hammond Organ Co., which is now known as Hammond Suzuki USA
http://kernelpanichammondcast.blogspot.com/2016/08/concert-in-suzuki-musical-instruments.html — with Yu Beniya, Suzuki Musical Instruments and Congress Center Messe Frankfurt

Most Famous Concert We Never Played, NAMM Show Center Stage Presented by Pioneer DJ Rained Out!

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Scheduled Appearance Jon Hammond Funk Unit – Rained Out in Anaheim CA! Musical Instrument Trade Show, International Artists

Koei Tanaka from Tokyo Japan representing Suzuki Musical Instruments, chromatic harmonica virtuoso
Heinz Lichius from Hamburg Germany drums endorsed by Zildjian Cymbals
Alex Budman tenor saxophonist from Los Angeles CA
Joe Berger from New York City playing for JJ Guitars UK
Chuggy Carter from New Jersey endorsed by GON BOPS
Jon Hammond the leader playing Hammond organ + bass just back from Tokyo Japan where he played for Suzuki Musical Instruments

Torrential Rains forced cancelation – Rain Date will be made up in January 2018 folks!

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Heinz Lichius at Canopus Drums Stand

Chuggy Carter was on Jon Hammond’s original band with Bernard Purdie back in 1989

Koei Tanaka the great chromatic harmonica phenom

Joe Berger aka Berger-Meister – here with Jon Hammond and Lee Oskar

Alex Budman tenor saxophonist on Jon Hammond’s Band at a NAMM Showcase

Jon Hammond getting the bad news from Greg Herreman NAMM Production Manager on his trusty Blackberry monitoring the situation on
well traveled MacBook Pro

Rain!

Heinz Lichius and Jon Hammond sitting up on the rained out plastic wrapped Pioneer DJ Stage, as scheduled!

Friday, January 20, 2017 – 4:00pm to 4:40pm
NAMM CenterStage Presented by Pioneer DJ (BC Patio)

Jon Hammond Show 01 28 Broadcast MNN TV Jazz Blues and Soft News Winter NAMM Episode

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Jon Hammond Show 01 28 Broadcast MNN TV Jazz Blues and Soft News Winter NAMM Episode

First segment: Anaheim CA — 2017 NAMM Show Sunday Blues and Jazz Session with Jon Hammond and Friends “White Onions” – Koei Tanaka on Suzuki Harmonica – Official Facebook Page chromatic harmonica, Chuggy Carter (GON BOPS) percussion, Joe Berger guitar (TV Jones), Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ – camera: Jesse Gay, Special thanks Steve Simmons, Ray Gerlich, Scott May, Suzuki Musical Instruments Team – in memory of Gregg Gregory Gronowski
Second segment: NAMM Show 2017, Camera Credit: Jesse Gay, thanks Jesse! — Thanks to our good friends at Canopus Drums for the Organ Trio Session today with Heinz Lichius drums, Arno Haas tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond Sk1 organ – powered by TecAmp USA neo bass cabinet – and beautiful Italian designer Keyboard Stand by Bespeco Professional, Alex Mingmann Hsieh / P. Mauriat 保爾‧莫莉亞 Taiwan #NAMMShow #CanopusDrums #Bespeco #TecAmpUSA #HammondOrgan #Pmauriat
3rd segment: NAMM Show Sunday Blues and Jazz Session with Jon Hammond and Friends in Hammond Organs stand 5104 and Suzuki Musical Instruments 5100 “Lydia’s Tune” and Jon’s Theme Song: “Late Rent” Musicians: Koei Tanaka chromatic harmonica, Joe Berger guitar, Chuggy Carter percussion, Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ + bass

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