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Chick Corea American Eagle Award Acceptance Performance Movie By Jon Hammond

July 17, 2018

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Chick Corea American Eagle Award Acceptance Performance Movie By Jon Hammond

Chick Corea American Eagle Award Acceptance Performance Movie by Jon Hammond : *Note: Chick said to me after the concert “Erlend Skomsvoll is a genius!” –
National Music Council American Eagle Awards
Nashville Music City Center — “-Live Music at event honoring musical luminaries and advocates for music education, creative rights-
Nashville, TN
April 17, 2018
The National Music Council has announced that jazz legends Chick Corea and The Manhattan Transfer will be honored at the organization’s 35th annual American Eagle Awards on Thursday, June 28 at the Summer NAMM Showin Nashville. The honors are presented each year in recognition of long-term contributions to American musical culture and heritage, the importance of music education and inspiration for all children, and the need to protect creators’ rights both locally and globally.
“At this year’s event, we are honoring the artists who bring life and imagination to one of our country’s most revered and treasured genres of music – jazz,” said David Sanders , Director of the National Music Council. “The time has come to celebrate the enduring legacies and versatility of Chick Corea and all the members of The Manhattan Transfer. Each has set an extraordinary standard for ongoing contribution to American musical culture and heritage, and will rightly serve as a mentor or role model for aspiring jazz artists for years to come.”
Recognized as one of music’s most influential stylists, Chick Corea has reached iconic status as a keyboardist, composer and bandleader. Corea is a DownBeat Hall of Famer and National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, as well as the fourth-most nominated artist in GRAMMY® Awards history with 63 nods – and 22 wins, in addition to a number of Latin GRAMMYs. From straight-ahead to avant-garde, bebop to jazz-rock fusion, children’s songs to chamber and symphonic works, Corea has accessed an impressive repertoire of musical genres in the past fifty years since first performing with several Miles Davis bands in the late ’60s and early ’70s.
Yet Corea has never been more productive than in the 21st century, whether playing acoustic piano or electric keyboards, leading multiple bands, performing solo or collaborating with a “who’s who” of music. Underscoring his long list of accomplishments, he was also named Artist of the Year three times this decade in the DownBeat Readers Poll. The Massachusetts-born musician remains a tireless creative spirit, continually reinventing himself through his art. As The New York Times noted, he is “a luminary, ebullient and eternally youthful.”..” 
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Nashville Full Set Jon Hammond Funk Unit

December 18, 2017

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Publication date 2017-12-18
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Publication date 2017-12-18 by Jon Hammond
Topics Nashville, Outdoor Concert, Hammond Organ, Trombone, Saxophone, Guitar, Drums, Percussion, NAMM Show​
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Nashville, Tennessee​ — Full Set, Jon Hammond Funk Unit at Summer NAMM

Lee Oskar​ harmonica, Roland Barber​ trombone/shell/trumpet, Cord Martin​ tenor saxophone, Chuggy Carter​ GON BOPS congas & percussion, Joe Berger​ guitar (TV Jones guitar and 
pickups), Louis Flip Winfield​ drums, Jon Hammond​
Sk1 Hammond organ and bass – Greg Herreman​ NAMM productions manager, Mix: Michael 
Apodaca & Alex Moore audio Sound Image Nashville, Tennessee – spcl. thanks Michael Turner​ Mothertone

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Harry Shearer Interview With Jon Hammond

August 28, 2017

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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

“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]

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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Stand 523 Summer NAMM Head Phone Funk Tune

August 22, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Stand 523 Summer NAMM Head Phone Funk Tune

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Stand 523 Summer NAMM Head Phone Funk Tune – Jon Hammond at the Hammond XK-5 System Organ model 3300W Leslie Speaker, Joe Bergerguitar, Chuggy Carter percussion, Robby Robinson sitting in with the boys – Photo by: Stuart Robertson – Special thanks Steve Simmons and Steven Eaklor Hammond Organ USA Suzuki Musical Instruments#HammondOrgan #NAMMShow #HeadPhone #Funk
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Jon Hammond Band With Kayleigh 720

August 20, 2017

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Unedited Full Cut Film Jon Hammond Band Mothertone Party
Unedited Full Cut Film Jon Hammond Band with Kayleigh Moyer drums, Chuggy Carter (GON BOPS) percussion, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ + bass at Michael Turner‘s Mothertone Mother of All Hangs – Third Annual Summer NAMM Party – thanks Dawn Moyer for running my camera (and also for your daughter on drums!) full set, thanks for the high energy MC lady Apolonia Davalos and Rachel Brandsness for the real nice loaner guitar Joe’s playing on the film! – Jon Hammond at Big Shotz Nashville – mix: Skylar Leigh Duval — with Leslie J. CarterKayleigh MoyerJoe BergerChuggy CarterMothertoneSleishman Drum CoBig Shotz Nashville and GON BOPS at Big Shotz Nashville

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Hammond Organ, Mothertone, Drums, Kayleigh Moyer, Chuggy Carter, Joe Berger, Jon Hammond, Summer NAMM, Nashville, Unedited, Full cut film #HammondOrgan #Mothertone

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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Publication date 2017-08-05
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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

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Publication date 2017-07-30
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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
#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 #SummerNAMM #NAMMShow #HammondOrgans #XK5 — at Nashville Music City Center
Third segment

Jon Hammond Funk Unit Reverb Stage, Summer NAMM, Nashville Tennessee, Funk, Jazz, Blues
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 original composition by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND International @hammondcast

— with Peter Klohmann and Joe Berger at Jazzkeller

Lydia’s Tune At Mothertone Mother Of All Hangs Party First Night

July 24, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Lydia’s Tune At Mothertone Mother Of All Hangs Party First Night


Lydia’s Tune at Mothertone Mother of All Hangs Party first night

– Big Shotz Nashville downtown Nashville, Tennessee during the Summer NAMM Show. I wrote this tune in my hotel room in Paris, 1981 L’Hotel, rue des beaux arts, Paris – bossa nova, with Kayleigh Moyer drums, Chuggy Carter percussion, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ – 3rd consecutive year at Michael Turner’s very special Mothertone event every night during NAMM – special thanks for the nice mix Skylar Leigh Duval, Dawn Moyer Kayleigh’s Mom operated the video machine, merci beaucoup! – #Mothertone#SummerNAMM #NAMMShow #Nashville #HammondOrgan #BossaNova©JON HAMMOND International
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Jon Hammond Band! L to R Joe Berger, Kayleigh Moyer, Chuggy Carter

Live Mix by Skylar Leigh Duval at Big Shotz Nashville

SF Cable Car looking good!

Jon Hammond’s 1959 Hammond B3 organ ownership registration warranty certificates

by Jon Hammond

Publication date 2017-07-22
Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Topics Lydia, Bossa Nova, Hammond Organ, Written in Paris, Kayleigh Moyer, Mothertone, Mother of all Hangs, BIg Shotz Nashville
Language English

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Stuart Robertson Photos Jon Hammond Funk Unit Summer NAMM

Photo by Stuart Robinson

Stuart Robertson Creative Director NAMM Photos of Jon Hammond Funk Unit Summer NAMM Show music performances in Nashville, Tennessee – Nashville Music City Center – big thanks Stuart for these beautiful photos!
Stuart Robertson Creative Director NAMM Photos of Jon Hammond Funk Unit Summer NAMM Showmusic performances in Nashville, Tennessee

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Jon Hammond Show broadcast 07 22 on Manhattan Neighborhood Network -MNN channel 1 with exclusive interview Harry Shearer and Jon Hammond at American Eagle Awards during Summer NAMM Show
– honorees, Crystal Gayle, Patti Smith & Harry Shearer with musical
performances “Believe in Music” NAMM Motto *NOTE: Namm President CEO
Joe Lamond plays drums along with Patti Smith backed up by Paul Shaffer,
Harry Shearer playing bass, Crystal Gayle vocals, also Jon Hammond Show
opening with live NAMM performance with Bernard Purdie drums and ending
up in Frankfurt Germany ‘Melody Without Name” Jon Hammond Band in

Harry Shearer Interview with Jon Hammond

L to R Joe Berger, Jon Hammond, Chuggy Carter, Steven Eaklor – Jon Hammond is playing the XK-5 System Hammond organ with model 3300W Leslie Speaker at Hammond Organ USA Stand number 523 Summer NAMM Nashville Music City Center – image by Luca Serenelli of Orla, good friend!

Harry Shearer accepting the American Eagle Award – organist Paul Shaffer one of the presenters

American Eagle Awards Honorees: Patti Smith, Harry Shearer, Crystal Gayle

Jon Hammond and Harry Shearer post interview photo in green room

NAMM Best in Show Host / Downbeat Editor Frank Alkyer – Jon Hammond

Hammond Organs USA Stand number 523 group shot, L to R Steven Eaklor, Joe Berger, Steve Simmons, Jon Hammond, Robby Robinson, Chuggy Carter, Kevin Syler

Mothertone group photo, L to R: Bernard Purdie, Michael Turner, Jon Hammond, Kayleigh Moyer

Stuart Robertson Photos Jon Hammond Funk Unit Summer NAMM

Photo by Stuart Robinson

Stuart Robertson Creative Director NAMM Photos of Jon Hammond Funk Unit Summer NAMM Show music performances in Nashville, Tennessee – Nashville Music City Center – big thanks Stuart for these beautiful photos!

Joe Berger guitar, Chuggy Carter GON BOPS percussion, Cord Martin tenor saxophone, Roland Barber trombone, Louis Flip Winfield drums, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ + bass

L to R Bernard Purdie, Michael Turner, Jon Hammond, Kayleigh Moyer at Mothertone Stand – Summer NAMM Show Nashville Tennessee

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Language English

CHRS Radio Dog Theater Players 2017 Edition

Candy Matson, Yukon 2 8209 The Cable Car Murder

Candy Matson, Yukon 2-8209 “The Cable Car Murder” “Candy Matson Radio Play in action folks!”
“A Gumshoe with GAMS!”
“Candy Matson Yukon 2 – 8209 The Cable Car Murder”
“See radio as it was… acted Live. Sit back, close your eyes and let your mind take you back to San Francisco in 1949 when a man mysteriously is found murdered on a San Francisco cable car. Don’t miss this classic SF private eye story where our sassy no nonsense P. I. Candy Matson, played by Celeste Perry, solves this baffling case. Directed by Peter Finch and featuring live organ music by Jon Hammond on the mighty electric Hammond organ. Also in the cast are some of your favorite Bay Area Radio personalities; Sam Van Zandt, Michael Bennett, Hoyt Smith and Rosalie Howarth , Steve Kushman! Sound Effects design by Mikee Ewing
with Live Sound mix by Dan Healy.
Written by Monty Masters
CHRS Radio Dog Theater Players 2017 edition
California Historical Radio Society Radio Day by the Bay 2017
California Historical Radio Society
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Publication date 2017-07-23
Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Topics California Historical Radio Society, CHRS, Candy Matson, Radio Dog Theater, Alameda CA, Cable Car, Steve Kushman, Peter Finch, Jon Hammond, Celeste Perry, Mikee Ewing, Sam Van Zandt, Rosalie Howarth, Dan Healy, Radio, Hammond Organ, Radio Day by The Bay

Big Thank You! Joe Selkregg for the restoration of my precious 1976 Nakamichi 550 Tape Recorder machine!!

Audio by Dan Healy

Celeste Perry as Candy Matson with Director Peter Finch


Lydia, CHRS, Nashville, Summer NAMM, #Mothertone #Drums #HammondOrgan #Nashville #CableCar

Czechoslovakian Salsa In Nashville Summer NAMM Hammond Stand Number 523

July 19, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Czechoslovakian Salsa In Nashville Summer NAMM Hammond Stand Number 523

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Stuart Robertson Photos Jon Hammond Funk Unit Summer NAMM

Photo by Stuart Robinson

Stuart Robertson Creative Director NAMM Photos of Jon Hammond Funk Unit Summer NAMM Show music performances in Nashville, Tennessee – Nashville Music City Center – big thanks Stuart for these beautiful photos!
Stuart Robertson Creative Director NAMM Photos of Jon Hammond Funk Unit Summer NAMM Showmusic performances in Nashville, TennesseeNashville Music City Center – big thanks Stuart for these beautiful photos!
Joe Berger guitar, Chuggy Carter percussion, Louis Flip Winfield drums, Cord Martin tenor saxophone, Roland Barber trombone, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ + bass
NAMM Stage on the Terrace (Parking Level)
— with Joe Berger, Leslie J. Carter,, Cord Martin, Roland Barber, Louis Flip Winfield, Jon Hammond, NAMM Show and NAMM at Nashville Music City Center


by Jon Hammond

Publication date 2017-07-18
Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Topics Czechoslovakian, Salsa, Hammond Organs, Summer NAMM, Nashville, Steven Eaklor, XK5 organ, Chuggy Carter, Joe Berger, Mothertone, Jon Hammond, Nashville
Language English
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 alto – special thanks Steve Simmons​ Hammond Organ USA​, Thomas Pistone & John Riddle

#SummerNAMM #NAMMShow #HammondOrgans #XK5

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Czechoslovakian, Salsa, Hammond Organs, Summer NAMM, Nashville, Steven Eaklor, XK5 organ, Chuggy Carter, Joe Berger, Mothertone, Jon Hammond, Nashville, Language English, #HammondOrgans #XK5 #SummerNAMM #NAMMShow

Summer NAMM Jon Hammond Kicking Off First Day 3PM Sharp on Reverb Stage Terrace Level

July 11, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Summer NAMM Jon Hammond Kicking Off First Day 3PM Sharp on Reverb Stage Terrace Level

Summer NAMM Jon Hammond Kicking Off First Day 3PM Sharp on Reverb Stage Terrace Level Thursday July 13th

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NAMM Release:

Jon Hammond Funk Unit

San Francisco  


Performance Info 

Thursday, July 13, 2017 – 3:00pm to 3:40pm
NAMM Reverb Stage on the Terrace (Parking Level) 

Artist Info 









Tenor Saxoponist 




Louis ‘Flip’ 




Leslie ‘Chuggy’ 













Endorsed By:

Hammond Suzuki 



Jon Hammond Funk Unit Live kicking off Summer NAMM – Nashville Music City Center

Summer NAMM, Funk Band, Nashville, Music City Center, #SummerNAMM #NAMMShow #HammondOrgan