Posts Tagged ‘New York City’

Solo Early Bird Session Local 802

November 4, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Solo Early Bird Session Local 802

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/SoloEarlyBirdSessionLocal802

Youtube http://youtu.be/ve9yU7zRiZM

Jon Hammond warms up the bandstand at Local 802

– Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM Union playing the classics solo at the Hammond organ before the weekly Monday night Jazz jam session sponsored by the good folks at Jazz Foundation of Jazz-Foundation America – just back from Taipei Taiwan on the night before voting day

– 322 W. 48th Street in the Club Room http://www.HammondCast.com/ — at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM.

New York NY USA — Early bird gets the worm…second mouse votes nice ‘n early!

Straight up and down Democrat, I voted! – Jon Hammond – I got the sticker to prove it!

It was really great to see / hear these two main men at Frankfurt musikmesse

– Luigi Bruti and Ludovic Beier – they are literally re-writing the book on modern accordion with Roland V-Accordion – sounds beautiful cats! – Jon Hammond — with Ludovic Beier and Luigi Bruti at musikmesse

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Our good friend and amazing organ player Jon Hammond was presented the 2014 Believe in Music Award by NAMM President Joe Lamond. Congratulations Jon!

New York NY — The Big Apple is looking good! Congratulations to all the NYC Marathon Runners who ran around the big apple yesterday! – Jon Hammond

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_Marathon
The 2014 New York City Marathon was run on Sunday, November 2, 2014. It was announced on October 2, 2013, that the marathon’s main sponsorship will be taken over by Tata Consultancy Services starting in 2014. It is an eight-year deal, and the race will be known as the TCS New York City Marathon.
The New York City Marathon (branded TCS New York City Marathon and formerly branded ING New York City Marathon for sponsorship reasons) is an annual marathon (42.195 km or 26.219 mi) that courses through the five boroughs of New York City. It is the largest marathon in the world,[3] with 50,304 finishers in 2013.[4] Along with the Boston Marathon and Chicago Marathon, it is among the pre-eminent long-distance annual running events in the United States and is one of the World Marathon Majors

Hamamatsu Japan — Panorama View Group Shot in Suzuki Musical Instruments headquarters & factory

– special concert for President founder Mr. Manji Suzuki and Suzuki Musical Instruments Team – makers of Hammond Organs – Jon Hammond / Jon Hammond Organ Group – https://hammondcast.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/suzuki-headquarters-concert-in-hamamatsu-jons-journal-december-3-2012/

Anaheim California — Congratulations to the 2014 NAMM Show Believe in Music Awards Recipients!
I am deeply humbled and honored, merci beaucoup, Jon Hammond

*Note: When the new listing comes up for NAMM Schedule, my band is Jon Hammond Funk Unit for 2015 Winter NAMM Show – we hit at
High Noon 12PM Friday January 23rd on The NAMM Show Center Stage for 40 minutes by the BBQ Center Patio for special lunch set – Bon Appetite! Jon Hammond Band / Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center

This image is n/g (not good) – special thanks to my friends at the 24 hour mega Apple Store Fifth Avenue for straightening me out at 3AM in the morning,

all is good now! Jon Hammond — at Apple Store, Fifth Avenue

Early Bird, Hammond Organ, Jon Hammond, Musicians Union, Local 802, Jazz Session, Jazz Foundation of America, New York City, soulful

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Melody Without Name 2014 Jon’s Journal

April 4, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Melody Without Name 2014

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/MelodyWithoutName2014

Jon Hammond Band annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in jazzkeller “Melody Without Name” in the world famous Jazzkeller on the eve before musikmesse 2014 – Joe Berger guitar, Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone,Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Jon Hammond organ – special thanks / dankeschön to Frank Poehl for operating the camera
http://www.HammondCast.com/

Youtube http://youtu.be/oNzkiXVJd28

Jon’s Soundcheck time bright and early NAMM Center Patio Stage LINK: Jon’s Soundcheck time bright and early NAMM Center Patio Stage

Jon Hammond / Jon Hammond Band bright and early sound check time outdoors on The NAMM Show Center Patio Stage Winter NAMM Show 2014

Jon Hammond’s photos from Paul J Ash Celebration of his Life LINK: Jon Hammond’s photos from Paul J Ash Celebration of his Life

Jon Hammond’s photos taken during a very powerful celebration of the life of Paul J. Ash LINK to Tribute Page Tribute Page For Paul J Ash March 29, 1929 – February 5, 2014 at Jazz Ministry at Saint Peter’s – packed with heavy weight musicians to pay tribute to long-time husband of my friend Nobuko Cobi Narita, I’m happy I could be there, keep the Spirit and great memories! – Jon Hammond

Frank Owens at the piano with Bernice Brooks “Boom Boom Brooks” drums and Wilbur Bascomb bass – Jon Hammond’s photos taken during a very powerful celebration of the life of Paul J. Ash LINK to Tribute Page Tribute Page For Paul J Ash March 29, 1929 – February 5, 2014 at Jazz Ministry at Saint Peter’s – packed with heavy weight musicians to pay tribute to long-time husband of my friend Nobuko Cobi Narita, I’m happy I could be there, keep the Spirit and great memories! Jon Hammond

Frank Owens, Bernice Brooks, Wilbur Bascomb

Fred Staton arrives – Jon Hammond:

Paul’s brother Jerry – Jon Hammond

Paul and Cobi’s son

Jude, Nobuko Cobi Narita and Paul’s daughter

Tap Dancers

Changing of the bass players – Wilbur Bascomb played part 1, Lisle Atkinson just arrived – 5+ hours non-stop music

the hat plays a big part in this incredible tap dance –

Little Bird Jimmy Heath has arrived

Barry Harris at the piano – Frank (Owens) gets a short break, mutual admiration of the 2 greats!

Last night, a rousing ‘Satin Doll’ with Little Bird Jimmy Heath tenor, Carol Sudhalter flute, Bernard Purdie drums, Art Baron trombone, looks like Jack Jeffers bass trombone Harold Mabern at the piano, Lisle Atkinson bass (had just taken over from Wilbur Bascomb who played earlier

*Bernice Brooks is the drummer, thanks Carol! JH – I was there for 5 hours and it was still going on when I finally had to split – he left the most amazing network of friends and musicians that continues on, I’m happy I could be there – R.I.P. Paul Ash March 29, 1929 – February 5, 2014 – Jon Hammond

From photo film shown golden moments – Paul and Cobi

Jon Hammond’s photos taken during a very powerful celebration of the life of Paul J. Ash – Jazz Ministry at Saint Peter’s NYC
Lexington and 54th Street

Melody, Jazz, Celebration, Life, Music, Journal, Without Name, NAMM, musikmesse, Frankfurt, Anaheim, New York City, Jon Hammond, Bernard Purdie, Local 802, Musicians Union

Thank you Anderson Cooper 360! Jon Hammond CNN 25 Years

December 4, 2013

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Thank you Anderson Cooper 360! Jon Hammond CNN 25 Years

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/ThankYouAndersonCooper360JonHammondCNN25YearsLarge540p

Thank you Anderson Cooper 360! Jon Hammond for CNN 25 Years, congratulations! HammondCast Worldwide http://www.HammondCast.com

Youtube http://youtu.be/8VRih8oMrug

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/80956542

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=736738789688254

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1065630

Jon Hammond Flickr http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1065630

Thank you, Anderson Cooper, CNN, Jon Hammond, 25 years, Congratulations, New York City, Local 802, Musicians Union

For Immediate Release: 27th Year Musikmesse Warm Up Party 9th April Jon Hammond Band in Jazzkeller Frankfurt

March 19, 2013

For Immediate Release: 27th Year Musikmesse Warm Up Party 9th April Jon Hammond Band in Jazzkeller Frankfurt

The Tradition Continues – Jon Hammond Band Kicking it Off with Funky Swinging Jazz and Blues in Jazzkeller Frankfurt Tuesday Night
Featuring
Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone
Joe Berger guitar
Giovanni Gulino drums
Jon Hammond organ

On this very special occasion – As Seen On New York Cable TV Show The Jon Hammond Show For Your Listening Pleasure

Enjoy the atmosphere at the good old Jazzkeller hosted by Jon and his very special guests:

Jazzkeller Frankfurt / Kleine Bockenheimerstr. 18a / 60313 Frankfurt am Main / Tel. 069 28 85 37

Youtube Channel http://www.youtube.com/jonhammondband

Previous Year:

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: James Wes Blues 2012 Jazzkeller Party Jon Hammond Band with special guest Lee Oskar

http://archive.org/details/JamesWesBlues2012JazzkellerPartyJonHammondBandWithSpecialGuestLee

Blip TV: http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/james-wes-blues-2012-jazzkeller-party-jon-hammond-band-with-special-guest-lee-oskar-6066210

Jon Hammond’s annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt the night before 2012 Musikmesse kicks off, Jon Hammond Band with special guest Lee Oskar playing James Wes Blues – Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at Sk1 Hammond organ, special guest Lee Oskar harmonica. Special thanks to TekAmp Thomas Eich, Suzuki Musical Instruments, Saray Pastanesi Baeckerei & Konditorei Chocolate Cake, P.Mauriat Music special mention Alex Hsieh – this was on Jon’s 59th birthday and celebrating 26 years attending Musikmesse Frankfurt http://www.jonhammondband.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFF0oNfZ8qg

http://vimeo.com/39713227

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*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Late Rent 2012 Musikmesse Warm Up Party Jazzkeller Frankfurt

http://archive.org/details/LateRent2012MusikmesseWarmUpPartyJazzkellerFrankfurt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AD8I5axpmy8

2012 Annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party hosted by Jon Hammond Band in Jazzkeller Frankfurt – “LATE RENT” Jon Hammond Show Theme Song
as seen on MNN TV New York City Cable TV
with Tony Lakatos tenor sax, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Gulino drums,
Jon Hammond at the Hammond Sk1 organ,
special guest Lee Oskar harmonica.
This performance marks 26 years consecutive attending Musikmesse Frankfurt and
it was also on the birthday of Jon Hammond March 20th, 2012 with a big chocolate on chocolate cake baked by Saray Pastanesi Baeckerei & Konditorei bakery on Mainzer Landstrasse 131. 60327 Frankfurt am Main

http://www.jonhammondband.com

http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/late-rent-2012-musikmesse-warm-up-party-jazzkeller-frankfurt-6054634

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10150606245782102&set=t.558692101

Late Rent, Hammond Organ, Jazz, Jazzkeller Frankfurt, Musikmesse Warm Up Party, Sk1, SK2, Soul Music, Tony Lakatos, P.Mauriat, HammondCast

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Get Back In The Groove Jon Hammond Band in Jazzkeller Frankfurt

http://archive.org/details/GetBackInTheGrooveJonHammondBandInJazzkellerFrankfurt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJT522j_nPQ

2012 Annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party hosted by Jon Hammond Band in Jazzkeller Frankfurt “Get Back In The Groove” / Tribute to 9/11 by Jon Hammond
with Tony Lakatos tenor sax, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Gulino drums,
Jon Hammond at the Hammond Sk1 organ,
special guest Lee Oskar harmonica.
This performance marks 26 years consecutive attending Musikmesse Frankfurt and
it was also on the birthday of Jon Hammond March 20th, 2012 with a big chocolate on chocolate cake baked by Saray Pastanesi Baeckerei & Konditorei bakery on Mainzer Landstrasse 131. 60327 Frankfurt am Main
http://www.jonhammondband.com

Jon Hammond Get Back In The Groove Tribute to 9/11 on Blip TV

http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/get-back-in-the-groove-jon-hammond-band-in-jazzkeller-frankfurt-6054280

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10150605370867102&set=vb.558692101

Happy Birthday Jon Hammond !

L to R: Jon Hammond, Bernard Purdie, Danny Ray

Happy Birthday, Musikmesse Warm Up Party, Jon Hammond, The Tradition Continues, Funky Swinging Jazz, Jazzkeller, Sk1 organ, TecAmp, Frankfurt, Local 802, Musicians Union, New York City, TV Show, Radio Program

Local 802 Monday Night Jazz Session not happening tonight due to Presidents Day Holiday Jon Hammond

February 18, 2013

Local 802 Monday Night Jazz Session not happening tonight due to Presidents Day Holiday Jon Hammond

not happening tonight due to Presidents Day Holiday – I’ll be on the bandstand at 802 next Monday for early bird set 6-7PM 322 W.48th Street in the Club Room – L to R in photo: Richard Clements, Mike Camoia tenor, Jon Hammond, Bob Cunningham bass – *session opens up to vocalists 7PM – from 8 – 9.30PM primarily instrumental session – JH — at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM

My 1955 Emerson Clock Radio model 826-b made of Plakston and Lucite – Jon Hammond

series D Super-Heterodyne (Super in general); IF-Freq 455 kHz; 2 AF stage(s)
Tuned circuits 6 AM circuit(s)
Wave bands Broadcast only (MW).
Details
Power type and voltage Alternating Current supply (AC) / 105 – 120 Volt
Loudspeaker Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) / Ø 4 inch = 10.2 cm
Unusual central dial, with Telechron movement. – JH

It was a real pleasure playing with Donny Baldwin on drums at NAMM Show last month folks – great job Donny! – Jon Hammond
Youtube http://youtu.be/BOqqIxm_F30
Very special performance on first ever Hammond night in Hilton Hotel Lobby at Winter NAMM 2013 presented by Hammond Suzuki USA “Sound Soul Summit”

“The Ultimate All-Star Jam” MC Scott May introduces Jon Hammond Band to play their theme song “Late Rent” after a very cool pre-show party Meet and Greet with a who’s who of Hammond organists.
Donny Baldwin drums (from Jefferson Starship & Lydia Pense & Cold Blood),
Alex Budman tenor saxophone
Joe Berger guitar
Jon Hammond New B-3 Portable organ
Sound mix by Denny Mack
Special thanks Hammond Suzuki USA and Suzuki Musical Instruments Team
NAMM = National Association of Music Merchants — with Donny Baldwin at Hilton Anaheim

Atlanta GA — Visiting with my new friends Matthew Niess, outstanding trombonist of US Army Blues Pershing’s Own Jazz Ensemble – the cats blew the roof off of the Hyatt Regency at the JEN Jazz Education Network Conference last month, great job Matt!
Jon Hammond

Check them out on US Army Blues Youtube channel folks
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheUSarmyblues?feature=watch
some fine clips of this gre…See More — with Matthew Niess at Hyatt Regency Atlanta.

Javier Morgado Asensio
Works at Músico Baterista

FriendFriends
Mary Jo Papich
Bradley University

Bill Twomey
CEO & Founder at Bonamassa Live

Leo Stillo
UCLA Univ. of Cicero Located on Austin

Scott Chamberlain

Karen Goetter Arnold
Levittown, Pennsylvania

Michael Crossman

Holly Shockey
McLean, Virginia

Bill Balas
Assistant Manager at Georgetown Centre

Gordon Bute
Kansas State University

Danny Mesa
BU

Dawn King Krown
Music Department Chair & 4-8th Band Director at Perkiomen Valley School District

Kimberly Pittenger Hendricks Niess
Works at Weis Markets

Andy Alexander
The University of Hard Knocks

Mark Lynch
Kirkwood, Pennsylvania

Hamamatsu Japan — Hamamatsu Fire Department, we salute them! Jon Hammond

— in Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Junior Mance Interview Part 3

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http://archive.org/details/JonHammondJuniorManceonHammondCastPt3of5KYOURadio

Youtube http://youtu.be/w2sqVBSIP3M

Junior Mance and Jon Hammond at Cafe Loup New York City

Pt 3 of 5 Junior Mance jazz pianist extraordinaire on HammondCast KYOU Radio Jon Hammond hosting. Born 1928 Chicago IL, played with Gene Ammons, Cannonball Adderly, Dynah Washington, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Charlie Parker, Lester Young and many others. Currently teaching at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Interview conducted at Cafe Loup New York City where Junior performs regularly and has recorded latest album. http://www.HammondCast.com

Berkeley California — The Jazzschool Founder Susan Muscarella and Jon Hammond in the performance space, looks great! JH


http://jazzschool.org/ — with Susan Muscarella at Jazzschool

Michael D Hinton
The COLLEGE of MUSICAL KNOWLEDGE

Paula Forney

Kenneth Kahn Sr.
Vallejo, California

James Henson
Uc Berkeley 1969

Karen Lloyd

Jason Stewart

Keiko Shinozaki
Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan

John Albritton
Owner at The John S. Albritton Co.

Dede Meyer
Berkeley, California

JimSharon Kangas
Oceanside, California

Rosie Aron
Teacher’s Aide at Special Ed

Ted Stilles
Montclair High School

Daniel Rogue
Le Lude, Pays De La Loire, France

AcquaintanceFriends
Dennis Kong
Works at Peninsula library

Smooth Jazz Brasil
São Paulo, Brazil

Narada Michael Walden
President at Tarpan Studios

Richard Chi-Chi Rodriguez
Pro-Drummer,musician,songwriter-owner/operator-Self-Center Recording also at M.T. Cleaning Services

Karen Lloyd

Lori Dempsey
Coordinator at The Studio Salon, Photography and Day Spa

Kevin Silveira

Teresa Pola Muscarella
North Auburn, California

Beebee Simmons

Barbielynn Pullen
Singer/Guitarist at Freelance Musician

Joy Yamazaki
Midwest Christian College

JimSharon Kangas
Oceanside, California

Arturo F Lozano
Works at Capoeira Longe Do Mar

John Higgins

Ann Krinitsky
San Rafael, California

Judy Seidel
Artist at Artist

Mike Charlasch
UCLA Anderson School of Management

Richard Kratt
UC Berkeley

Sylvia Mullally

James Henson
Uc Berkeley 1969

Ariane Cap

Mary Jane Coats

Patricia Kelley
Chief Technologist at Photon Manipulator

Damien Masterson
Humanoid Acoustic Wave Manipulator at Planet Earth

Chuck Ervin
Works at Self Employed Musician

Rusty Smith
Bay High School Berkeley CA

Sue McCockran

Julian Pollack
NYU

I love this photo – here I am Jon Hammond flanked by my friends Pete Escovedo and his lovely wife Juanita Escovedo – main man Pete is always a shining beacon of musical inspiration and one of the great band leaders in all musical history – also Pete gave me my very first gig upon my return to living in USA after 6 years out of the country – at his beautiful nightclub in Berkeley California October 1998 – thanks a million Pete & Juanita! – Jon – Winter NAMM 2013

Pete’s Wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Escovedo
Peter “Pete” Michael Escovedo (born 13 July 1935 in Pittsburg, California[1]) is a Mexican-American musician percussionist.
Born July 13, 1935 (age 77)
Genres Latin Jazz, Salsa
Percussion
Biography

With his two brothers, Pete formed Escovedo Bros Latin Jazz Sextet, before Santana hired Pete and Coke Escovedo for his group.[2] He led the 14-24 piece Latin Big band Azteca.[2]
Father to musician Sheila Escovedo, aka Sheila E., and Peter Michael Escovedo (Wayne Brady Show Band Leader) and brother to fellow recording artists Alejandro Escovedo, Coke Escovedo, Javier Escovedo, Bobby Escovedo and Mario Escovedo (The Dragons). He is the biological grandfather of Nicole Richie, daughter of son Peter Michael Escovedo.
Long well-known in the regional San Francisco Bay Area music scene for several decades, in 2002 Pete Escovedo made a notable national television appearance on the “By the Hand of the Father” episode of the PBS Austin City Limits program.

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: 1,224,478 Video Views About Jon Hammond Band

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Youtube Jon Hammond Band Channel

Large Size Pocket Funk 2012 Jazzkeller Frankfurt Musikmesse Warm Up Party Jon Hammond Band

http://youtu.be/nbFJLxAVLkY

Jon Hammond’s annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt featuring Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, special guest:
Lee Oskar harmonica and Jon Hammond at the Hammond Sk1 organ powered by TecAmp 2 x 12 Neodymium rig special thanks to Thomas Eich TecAmp.
This evening marks 26 years continuous Musikmesse for Jon and also on his 59th birthday
Behind The Beat http://behindthebeat.com/2004/12/jon-hammond-late-rent/ by Steve Rosenfeld “Jon Hammond says “the fingers are the singers.'” The latest CD from this exceptional and soulful Hammond organist is the proof. “Late Rent” draws on decades of great recording sessions and top live performances to showcase his own playing and many top jazz and funk artists. It shows why the Hammond organ is one of the most enduring electric instruments and why Hammond is one of its best players.”

San Francisco County Jail with John Lennon and Yoko Peace non-violence banner – this is where I play with my Trio on the Holidays in County Jail 8 / CJ8 D and E Pods – Jon Hammond

Go For The Sound! – and Don’t Forget Your Hat folks!
P.Mauriat Saxophones (and trumpets) action
Youtube http://youtu.be/0C9HEsN5JGc
Look for it in April Downbeat Magazine Post NAMM Coverage – with Alex Mingmann Hsieh

*Spontaneous NAMM Jam Session at P.Mauriat Saxophones and Trumpets stand with some great players – Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ with many great players including Hoai Phuong Nguyen, Alejandro Chiabrando, Juan Alzate, Keyan Williams, Tim Green, Willie Bradley, Jason Palmer, Eddie Baccus Jr., Adam MacBlane – sorry if I missed anybody folks! JH – Special thanks to Alex Mingmann Hsieh, Agnieszka Obrebska – P.Mauriat, Jim Wischmeyer Bag End Speakers http://bagend.com/ , Hammond Suzuki USA and the very kind NAMM Sound Police – see you next year 2014 NAMM and Frankfurt Musikmesse – Jon Hammond – with Alex Mingmann Hsieh

I love that track Sidewinder

so much, I could listen to it continuously – it is the one of the only
covers I recorded and got my first break out radio cut with it
RIP Lee Morgan
http://youtu.be/PWkTjlS5R0E
36,101
Jon
“Following an altercation between sets, Morgan’s common-law wife Helen More (a.k.a. Morgan), shot him. The injuries were not immediately fatal, but the ambulance service was reluctant to go into the neighborhood where the club was located. They took so long to get there that Morgan bled to death. He was 33 years old”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Morgan

http://youtu.be/ckhvUE4Pis4
Bob Cranshaw tells an incredible story about the recording date with Lee Morgan on the classic album The Sidewinder.

Hamburg Germany Elbe Tunnel (1911)
Down under the Elbe River in the Old Elbe Tunnel – Jon Hammond Light ears away
Elbe Tunnel Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elbe_Tunnel_(1911)

Old Elbe Tunnel or St. Pauli Elbe Tunnel (German: Alter Elbtunnel (coll.) or St. Pauli Elbtunnel (official name)) which opened in 1911, is a pedestrian and vehicle tunnel in Hamburg, Germany. The 426 m (1,398 ft) long tunnel was a technical sensation; 24 m (80 ft) beneath the surface, two tubes with 6 m (20 ft) diameter connect central Hamburg with the docks and shipyards on the south side of the river Elbe. This meant a big improvement for tens of thousands of workers in one of the busiest harbours in the world.

My 1959 Hammond B-3 organ

with stock PR-40 speaker (pre-Leslie speakers) – Jon Hammond

Michael Grazioso
Tunxis community college

Lars Westerlund
Högskolan Dalarna, Borlänge

Joe Berger
King at Self employed

Richard Chi-Chi Rodriguez
Pro-Drummer,musician,songwriter-owner/operator-Self-Center Recording also at M.T. Cleaning Services

Paul Mouradjian

Jeff Stange
Musician at Organist

Michael Yates
Emporer at Mike’s Barn Jazz Collective

Mag Nifused
Kiel, Germany

Frankfurt Germany — Not Simon and Garfunkel –
Hammond and Oskar !

Jon Hammond and Lee Oskar Frankfurt Musikmesse
Youtube http://youtu.be/Erm1jEvuN0Y White Onions
Jon Hammond’s Annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt
“White Onions” by Jon Hammond, special guest Lee Oskar harmonica,
Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar,
Jon Hammond at Sk1 Hammond organ / bass

Joe Berger
King at Self employed

Richard Chi-Chi Rodriguez
Pro-Drummer,musician,songwriter-owner/operator-Self-Center Recording also at M.T. Cleaning Services

Akira Kojima
東京都立山崎高等学校

Lone Christiansen

Kenneth Freundlich
Brown University

Richele Rivas

Teruhisa Mano
代表取締役 at Tombo Musical instruments Co. Ltd.

Reina Laguerra

Steven Dunkel
Nassau County, New York

Lance Ellis
Southern University at New Orleans

Ada L Goldberg
C.O.O. at MyDataBass

Christina And-Peter Thompson
Nipmuc Regional High School

Gait Klein Kromhof
Hulst, Netherlands

John McMahon
Works at Blue Star Productions

Scott Harris
Owner at Mustang Marketing

Takeshi Sato

Lucinda Chatfield
Los Angeles, California

Ulrich Vormehr
Frankfurt, Germany

Emerson Michael
North Carolina School of Natural Healing

Al Lynden
Lakes High School

Don Apodaca
North High School

Linda Connors

Donald Adams
Monterey Peninsula College

Claude Lewis Utley
Seattle, Washington

Greg Roth
Amazon

Hamamatsu Japan — with my good friends in Suzuki World Headquarters, big honor to play for them with great harmonica musician Koei Tanaka! Jon Hammond

Youtube http://youtu.be/FHjhlSwRkws
Suzuki Headquarters and factory special concert for President Founder Manji Suzuki with introduction by Master of Ceremonies Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, Jon Hammond at the new B3mk2 Hammond organ with Koei Tanaka chromatic Suzuki harmonica Part 2 of 3 parts: “Days of Wine and Roses” in Hamamatsu Japan… — with Koei Tanaka

Yu Beniya
Corporate Officer at Suzuki Musical Instruments

Waichiro Tachikawa
Works at Suzuki Musical Inst. Mfg. Co., Ltd.

Kaori Tai
Sanyo Gakuen College

Renata Fernandes

Seiichi Kadowaki
Kumamoto-shi, Kumamoto, Japan

Tamaki Otani
Works at (株)エスダッシュ

Yk Matsushita
Yokohama City University

David Herzhaft
Works at Harmonica pro

Paul Mouradjian

Takao Odakura

Makoto Oana
Works at 自営業(会議通訳者)

Yoshiaki Watanuki
代表取締役 at (株)アルファノート

Michiko Yamazaki
店主 at Shot Bar ビーニィビーンズ

Waijei Tmr

Mark Murdock

Kenichi Sato
浜松商業高等学校

Yap Mei Bao

Harri Pöyry
Verkkokauppias ja tukkumyynti at Musicmanfinland

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: The Sound The Soul The Summit Ultimate Hammond All-Star Jam

Jon Hammond and Dr. Lonnie Smith at Winter NAMM 2013

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondTheSoundTheSoulTheSummitUltimateHammondAll-StarJam/

Kicking it off in the Hilton Anaheim Lobby at Winter NAMM 2013 on the first ever Hammond Organ night – Introduced by Master of Ceremonies Scott May:
Dr. Lonnie Smith, Chester Thompson, Larry Goldings with Jay Dittamo drums, Jack Maher guitar – mix by Denny Mack.
Jon Hammond Band playing “Late Rent” theme song of The Jon Hammond Show TV program. On Jon’s band: Donny Baldwin drums (from Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, Jefferson Starship), Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the New B3 Portable Organ. http://www.HammondCast.com
Special thanks Hammond Suzuki USA, Peter Nguyen, NAMM and Hilton Hotel Anaheim

Peter Nguyen and Jon Hammond

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/the-sound-the-soul-the-summit-ultimate-hammond-all-star-jam-6520933

Youtube http://youtu.be/IQakXA_czpc

Photo of Doctor Lonnie Smith at the Hammond Sk2 by Jon Hammond

Denny Mack and Scott May – photo: Jon Hammond

Chester Thompson flanked by Jon Hammond and Scott May

Power Shot L to R: Masato Tomie, Jon Hammond, Scott May, Yu Beniya, Masuo Terada

Power Shot L to R: Jon Hammond, Masuo Terada, Shuji Suzuki

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Highlights 2 Randy Jackson Tower of Power HammondCast

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMHighlights2RandyJacksonTowerofPowerHammondCast/

Jon Hammond on bandstand – photo by Lawrence Gay

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

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

Joe Berger on the bandstand with Jon Hammond Band – photo by Lawrence Gay

Alex Budman tenor saxophone on Jon Hammond Band – photo by Lawrence Gay

Dr. Lonnie Smith on the bandstand – photo by Lawrence Gay

Marty Grebb on the bandstand – photo by Lawrence Gay

Ray Goren on the bandstand – photo by Lawrence Gay

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Highlights Randy Jackson of American Idol Tower of Power Jon Hammond HammondCast

Randy Jackson and NAMM President CEO Joe Lamond Breakfast of Champions

Jon Hammond NAMM Highlights HammondCast

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMHighlightsRandyJacksonofAmericanIdolTowerofPowerJonHammondHammondCast/

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

Randy Jackson, American Idol, Joe Lamond, NAMM, Highlights, In Memoriam Industry Tribute, Lou Colombo, Tower of Power, Jon Hammond,
Marty Grebb, Ray Goren, B-3 Organ

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/namm-highlights-randy-jackson-of-american-idol-tower-of-power-jon-hammond-hammondcast-6525003

Rest In Peace Donald Byrd – these images from my coverage of Beacons in Jazz Concert tribute to Cab Calloway *in middle image with host MC Bill Cosby, Donald in the middle, also in back of the late great alto player educator Arnie Lawrence – May 7th 1990, RIP Donald Byrd – Jon Hammond
Donald’s Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Byrd

Donaldson Toussaint L’Ouverture Byrd II (December 9, 1932 – February 4, 2013) was an American jazz and rhythm and blues trumpeter. A sideman for many other jazz musicians of his generation, Byrd is best known as one of the only bebop jazz musicians who successfully pioneered the funk and soul genres while simultaneously remaining a pop artist.
Donaldson Toussaint L’Ouverture Byrd II
Born December 9, 1932
Origin Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died February 4, 2013
Genres Bop
Hard bop
Funk
Soul
Instruments Trumpet
Associated acts Pepper Adams, Gigi Gryce, Jackie McLean, Hank Mobley

Byrd attended Cass Technical High School. He performed with Lionel Hampton before finishing high school. After playing in a military band during a term in the United States Air Force, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in music from Wayne State University and a master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music.
While still at the Manhattan School, he joined Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, as replacement for Clifford Brown. In 1955, he recorded with Jackie McLean and Mal Waldron. After leaving the Jazz Messengers in 1956, he performed with many leading jazz musicians of the day, including John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, and later Herbie Hancock.
Byrd’s first regular group was a quintet that he co-led from 1958-61 with baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams, an ensemble whose hard-driving performances are captured “live” on At the Half Note Cafe. In June 1964, Byrd jammed with jazz legend Eric Dolphy in Paris just two weeks before Dolphy’s death from insulin shock.
In the 1970s, Byrd moved away from the hard-bop jazz idiom and began to record jazz fusion and rhythm and blues. He teamed up with the Mizell Brothers (producer-writers Larry and Fonce) for Black Byrd in 1973. It was highly successful and became Blue Note Records’ highest-ever selling album. The title track climbed to No. 19 on Billboard′s R&B chart and reached the Hot 100 pop chart, peaking at No. 88. The Mizell brothers’ follow-up albums for Byrd, Street Lady, Places and Spaces and Stepping into Tomorrow, were also big sellers, and have subsequently provided a rich source of samples for acid jazz artists such as Us3. Most of the material for the albums was written by Larry Mizell.
In 1973, he created The Blackbyrds, a fusion group consisting of his best students. They scored several major hits including “Happy Music” (No. 3 R&B, No. 19 pop), “Walking In Rhythm” (No. 4 R&B, No. 6 pop) and “Rock Creek Park”.
In 1994, Byrd appeared on the Red Hot Organization’s compilation album, Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool. The album, meant to raise awareness and funds in support of the AIDS epidemic in relation to the African-American community, was heralded as “Album of the Year” by Time Magazine.
He has taught music at Rutgers University, the Hampton Institute, New York University, Howard University, Queens College, Oberlin College, Cornell University and Delaware State University.
In addition to his master’s from Manhattan School of Music, Byrd has two master’s degrees from Columbia University. He received a law degree in 1976, and his doctorate from Columbia University Teachers College in 1982.
In September 2009, he was named an artist-in-residence at Delaware State University.[1] Byrd lives in Teaneck, New Jersey.[2]
[edit]Discography

[edit]As leader
Blue Note
Off to the Races (1959)
Byrd in Hand (1959)
Fuego (1959)
Byrd in Flight (1960)
At the Half Note Cafe (1960)
Chant (1961)
The Cat Walk (1961)
Royal Flush (1961)
Free Form (1961)
A New Perspective (1963)
I’m Tryin’ to Get Home (1964)
Mustang (1966)
Blackjack (1967)
Slow Drag (1967)
The Creeper (1967)
Fancy Free (1969)
Electric Byrd (1969–70)
Kofi (1969)
Ethiopian Knights (1971)
Black Byrd (1973)
Street Lady (1973)
Stepping into Tomorrow (1974)
Places and Spaces (1975)
Caricatures (1976)
Other labels
Byrd Jazz (Transition, 1955) – also released as First Flight (Delmark)
Byrd’s Word (Savoy, 1955)
Byrd’s Eye View (Transition, 1955)
Byrd Blows on Beacon Hill (Transition, 1956)
2 Trumpets (Prestige, 1956) – with Art Farmer
The Young Bloods (Prestige, 1956) – with Phil Woods
Jazz Lab (Columbia, 1957) – with Gigi Gryce
At Newport (Verve, 1957) – with Gigi Gryce
Modern Jazz Perspective (Columbia, 1957) – with Gigi Gryce and Jackie Paris
Jazz Eyes (Regent, 1957) – with John Jenkins
Byrd in Paris (Bethlehem, 1958)
Parisian Thoroughfare (1958)
Live Au Chat Qui Peche (1958), Fresh Sound Records
Motor City Scene – with Pepper Adams (1960), Bethlehem
Up with Donald Byrd (1964), Verve
Thank You… for F.U.M.L. (Funking Up My Life) (1978), Elektra
Love Byrd (1981), Elektra
Words, Sounds, Colors and Shapes (1983) Landmark
Harlem Blues (1987), Landmark
Getting Down to Business (1989), Landmark
A City Called Heaven (1991), Landmark
Touchstone (2000)
The Transition Sessions (2002)
[edit]As sideman
1955 Kenny Clarke – Bohemia After Dark
1955 Cannonball Adderley – Discoveries
1955 Oscar Pettiford – Another One
1955 Hank Jones – Quartet-Quintet
1955 Hank Jones – Bluebird – one track only
1955 Ernie Wilkins – Top Brass
1956 George Wallington – Jazz for the Carriage Trade
1956 Jackie McLean – Lights Out!
1956 Hank Mobley – The Jazz Message of Hank Mobley
1956 Kenny Clarke – Klook’s Clique
1956 Art Blakey – The Jazz Messengers
1956 Rita Reys – The Cool Voice of Rita Reys
1956 Elmo Hope – Informal Jazz
1956 Phil Woods – Pairing Off
1956 Jackie McLean – 4, 5 and 6
1956 Gene Ammons – Jammin’ with Gene
1956 Horace Silver – Silver’s Blue
1956 Hank Mobley – Mobley’s Message
1956 Hank Mobley – Jazz Message No. 2
1956 Art Farmer – 2 Trumpets
1956 Paul Chambers – Whims of Chambers
1956 Phil Woods/Donald Byrd – The Young Bloods
1956 Horace Silver – 6 Pieces of Silver
1956 Hank Mobley – Hank Mobley Sextet
1956 Doug Watkins – Watkins at Large
1956 Sonny Rollins – Sonny Rollins, Vol. 1
1956 Kenny Burrell – All Night Long
1957 Kenny Burrell – All Day Long
1957 Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd – Jazz Lab
1957 Art Farmer/Donald Byrd/Idrees Sulieman – Three Trumpets
1957 Lou Donaldson – Wailing with Lou
1957 Jimmy Smith – A Date with Jimmy Smith Volume One
1957 Art Taylor – Taylor’s Wailers
1957 Gigi Gryce – Gigi Gryce and the Jazz Lab Quintet
1957 George Wallington – The New York Scene
1957 Various Artists – American Jazzmen Play Andre Hodeir’s Essais
1957 Kenny Burrell/Jimmy Raney – 2 Guitars
1957 Kenny Drew – This Is New (Riverside)
1957 Hank Mobley – Hank
1957 Paul Chambers – Paul Chambers Quintet
1957 The Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd Jazz Lab – At Newport – One side of LP which also features Cecil Taylor
1957 Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd – New Formulas from the Jazz Lab
1957 Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd – Modern Jazz Perspective
1957 Sonny Clark – Sonny’s Crib
1957 John Jenkins – Star Eyes
1957 Oscar Pettiford – Winner’s Circle
1957 George Wallington – Jazz at Hotchkiss
1957 Red Garland – All Mornin’ Long
1957 Red Garland – Soul Junction
1957 Red Garland – High Pressure
1957 Lou Donaldson – Lou Takes Off
1958 John Coltrane – Lush Life – one track only
1958 John Coltrane – The Believer – two tracks
1958 John Coltrane – The Last Trane – two tracks
1958 Johnny Griffin – Johnny Griffin Sextet
1958 Pepper Adams – 10 to 4 at the 5 Spot (Riverside)
1958 John Coltrane – Black Pearls
1958 Michel Legrand – Legrand Jazz
1958 Dizzy Reece – Blues in Trinity
1958 Art Blakey – Holiday for Skins
1958 Jim Timmens – Gilbert and Sullivan Revisited
1959 Mundell Lowe – TV Action Jazz!
1959 Jackie McLean – Jackie’s Bag
1959 Thelonious Monk – The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall
1959 Chris Connor – Ballads of the Sad Cafe
1959 Sonny Clark – My Conception
1959 Manny Albam/Teo Macero – Something New, Something Blue
1959 Jackie McLean – Vertigo
1959 Jackie McLean – New Soil
1959 Walter Davis Jr. – Davis Cup
1961 Pepper Adams – Out of This World
1962 Duke Pearson – Hush!
1963 Hank Mobley – No Room for Squares
1963 Hank Mobley – Straight No Filter – released 1986
1963 Hank Mobley – The Turnaround
1963 Jimmy Heath – Swamp Seed
1963 Herbie Hancock – My Point of View
1964 Dexter Gordon – One Flight Up
1964 Cal Tjader – Soul Sauce
1964 Solomon Ilori – African High Life
1964 Duke Pearson – Wahoo!
1965 Dexter Gordon – Ladybird
1965 Wes Montgomery – Goin’ Out of My Head
1967 Stanley Turrentine – A Bluish Bag
1967 Sam Rivers – Dimensions & Extensions
1967 Hank Mobley – Far Away Lands
1977 Gene Harris – Tone Tantrum
1978 Sonny Rollins – Don’t Stop the Carnival
1993 Guru – Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1
1995 Guru – Guru’s Jazzmatazz, Vol. 2: The New Reality
1995 Ahmad Jamal – Big Byrd: The Essence Part 2 — with Martin W. Mueller and Bernard Purdie

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Jam at P.Mauriat Stand with Jon Hammond at the organ and horns

Spontaneous NAMM Jam Session at P.Mauriat Saxophones and Trumpets stand with some great players – Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ with many great players including Hoai Phuong Nguyen, Alejandro Chiabrando, Juan Alzate, Keyan Williams, Tim Green, Willie Bradley, Jason Palmer, Eddie Baccus Jr., Adam MacBlane – sorry if I missed anybody folks! JH – Special thanks to Alex Mingmann Hsieh, Agnieszka Obrebska – P.Mauriat, Jim Wischmeyer Bag End Speakers http://bagend.com
Hammond Suzuki USA and the very kind NAMM Sound Police – see you next year 2014 NAMM and Frankfurt Musikmesse – JH
http://www.HammondCast.com
P.Mauriat http://www.pmauriatmusic.com

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMJamatP.MauriatStandwithJonHammondattheorganandhorns

Yao Shake (謝瑤) and Jon Hammond

Hoai Phuong Nguyen (Hoai Phuong)and Jon Hammond

Youtube http://youtu.be/0C9HEsN5JGc

Saxsbigfan 14 hours ago
wow… so excellent performance !!  Go! Go! Go! Go for the sound!
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Tsai Susan 14 hours ago
It was so exciting to see your play at the NAMM with P Mauriat artists. The live performance was thrilled and joyful. Thank you, Jon. Without you, the NAMM would be less fun!
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A MH 14 hours ago
Definitely, Jon deserves to have a big hugs and applauses…,whatsoever..
Jon’s LIVE performance at PM’s booth before ending NAMM ,which has been sparked a great highlights and memories to everybody, although ,it’s only a whirlwind of 30 minutes jam sessions, but that’s one of our historic treasure ,also to NAMM.
We feel proudly to say “thanks you, Jon! those music makes people crazy and joyful time until the last minutes at NAMM, Jan. 27.2013
Go for the sound!! see you in 2014
Reply ·

A MH 14 hours ago
Definitely, Jon deserves to have a big hugs and applauses…,whatsoever..
Jon’s LIVE performance at PM’s booth before ending NAMM ,which has been sparked a great highlights and memories to everybody, although ,it’s only a whirlwind of 30 minutes jam sessions, but that’s one of our historic treasure ,also to NAMM.
We feel proudly to say “thanks you, Jon! those music makes people crazy and joyful time until the last minutes at NAMM, Jan. 27.2013
Go for the sound!!
Reply ·

Tsai Susan 14 hours ago
I was so excited to see your play at the NAMM with P Mauriat artists. It was live and thrilled. Thank you, Jon. Without you, the NAMM will be less fun!

Agnieszka Obrebska Thank you Jon. It was an amazing pleasure for all of us from PM and our visitors and artists to host you and listen to your music at P. Mauriat booth. Hope you had a good time with us as well! Take care and see you soon somewhere around the world!

Hoai Phuong Nguyen Oh Thank you Jon Hammond so much for tagging me this video. I had a great time. Can’t wait till next time to play with you again.

Alex Mingmann Hsieh Jon Hammond is NAMM’s treasure, let us go ahead to celebrate big year with big show in the upcoming FMS, 2013
14 hours ago ·

Hoai Phuong Nguyen Thank you Mr. Hsieh for letting us try those saxophones out.
14 hours ago ·

Alex Mingmann Hsieh you are most welcome!! go for the sound!!see you at NAMM,2014

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/namm-jam-at-p-mauriat-stand-with-jon-hammond-at-the-organ-and-horns-6518179

Video Views, Youtube, Jon Hammond Band, NAMM, Musikmesse, Musicians Union, Local 802, Sk1, B3mk2, Organ, Leslie Speaker, Broadcast, TV, Radio, Podcast, Vlog, Harmonica

Pete Escovedo, Jazzschool, Susan Muscarella, Junior Mance, Part 3, NAMM, Musikmesse, Latin Jazz, Blues, Piano, Organ, Sk1, B3mk2, Jon Hammond, Local 802, Musicians Union

Presidents Day, Jazz session 322 West 48th Street, Organ, Saxophone, Drums, Sk1, Holiday, New York City

In Memory of George Brown and Jon’s Journal August 30, 2012

August 30, 2012

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: In Memory of George Brown

http://archive.org/details/InMemoryOfGeorgeBrownJazzDrummerDiedParisFrance

Youtube http://youtu.be/s3M5N6LitVY

Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men with the late great jazz drummer George Brown in performance at Hot Brass Club in Paris France just 2 days before Jon’s group did a live broadcast on Radio France Inter hosted by M. André Francis Producteur Jazz Radio grande – George Brown drums, Barry Finnerty guitar, Jon Hammond organ and special guest Didier Lockwood violin. Special thanks to Francoise Pujol.
Note: George often would say “See you in a minute” and those who knew him remember him daily by using that phrase often.
Rest in peace George, see you in a minute,
Jon Hammond http://www.jonhammondband.com
Category Music

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/in-memory-of-george-brown-jazz-drummer-died-paris-france-6326750

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Lydia’s Tune in Shoreline Amphitheatre Keys To Happiness

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondLydia_sTuneJonHammondandTheLateRentSessionMeninShorelineAmphitheatre

Keys To Happiness – Jon Hammond Excelsior Accordions

Youtube http://youtu.be/570UApnn_cQ

Lydia’s Tune – Jon Hammond plays one on the Excelsior accordion with The Late Rent Session Men – Barry Finnerty guitar, Larry Schneider tenor saxophone and James Preston from Sons of Champlin band drums in Shoreline Amphitheatre at the 12th annual New Orleans by The Bay Food and Music Festival put on by Bill Graham Presents
Keys to Happiness Excelsior Accordions
http://www.accordionradio.com
Category:
Music

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond San Francisco City Hall Concert Hip Hop Chitlins

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondSanFranciscoCityHallConcertHipHopChitlins

Youtube http://youtu.be/SaVA_gA5IXo

Jon Hammond Band performing in front of San Francisco City Hall original composition “Hip Hop Chitlins” with Jon Hammond at his 1965 B3 organ along
with Barry Finnerty guitar, James Preston (of Sons of Champlin Band) drums,
Harvey Wainapel tenor sax, Steve Campos trumpet / flugelhorn
As seen on The Jon Hammond Show cable TV program
http://www.jonhammondband.com

http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/jon-hammond-san-francisco-city-hall-concert-hip-hop-chitlins-6327938

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/lydia-s-tune-jon-hammond-and-the-late-rent-session-men-in-shoreline-amphitheatre-6324501

Hip Hop Chitlins – Vimeo http://vimeo.com/48273820

Hip Hop Chitlins and Late Rent Theme Song in Shoreline Amphitheatre from Jon Hammond on Vimeo.

Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men playing original compositions
“Hip Hop Chitlins” and “Late Rent” Jon Hammond’s theme song in Shoreline Amphitheatre for the 12th annual New Orleans by The Bay Food and Music Festival produced by Bill Graham Presents. On the band with Jon are Larry Schneider tenor saxophone, Barry Finnerty guitar, James Preston drums
Jon Hammond at the B3 organ and bass
special thanks Mick Brigden
http://www.jonhammondband.com

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Pocket Funk Jon Hammond in Shoreline Amphitheatre New Orleans by The Bay

http://archive.org/details/PocketFunkJonHammondInShorelineAmphitheatreNewOrleansByTheBay

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/pocket-funk-jon-hammond-in-shoreline-amphitheatre-new-orleans-by-the-bay-6324482

Youtube http://youtu.be/lf-eIpXVXqY

Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men laying down some serious Pocket Funk at the 12th annual New Orleans by The Bay Food and Music Festival for Bill Graham Presents. Original Jon Hammond composition from Jon’s album “Late Rent” with James Preston drums from Sons of Champlin band, Larry Schneider tenor saxophone, Barry Finnerty guitar and Jon Hammond at his 1965 Hammond B3 organ
Special thanks Mick Brigden and the BGP Team
http://www.jonhammondband.com

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jazz Concert de Trio Film Françoise Pujol sur France Inter

http://archive.org/details/JazzConcertDeTrioFilmFranoisePujolSurFranceInter

Youtube http://youtu.be/VeyIbZy6mok

Ce film historique de Françoise Pujol Trio en concert à l’intérieur de la radio France Inter est la première fois qu’un appareil a été autorisé à filmer à l’intérieur de ce studio de radio. L’homme caméra n’est autre que Jon Hammond. Un merci très spécial à André Francis Producteur Jazz Radio grande!
This marks the 20th anniversary of this wonderful concert, yes it was 20 years ago folks! Incredible playing by these musicians – Francoise Pujol who is my personal favorite pianist in France today – Jazz and Classical. Along with her emerging star musicians: Bassist Richard Bona the phenom bass player born in Cameroon and now living in Brooklyn, and the very tasteful drumming (and sometimes explosive!) of Francis Lassus of Paris.
S’il vous plaît profiter de cette radio France Inter concert présenté par Jon Hammond.
Les gens l’attention de New York: Françoise Pujol et sa bande seront en provenance de Paris pour jouer 2 concerts le 8 Septembre et le 10, je suis honoré d’être un invité spécial lors d’une partie de son concert d’orgue Hammond avec Françoise et sa bande. Nous espérons vous y voir! Pour plus d’informations:
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New York NY — Trombonist Art Baron soloing with Harlem Blues & Jazz Band last Saturday night at ZEB’s on W.28th Street – shown are Michael Max Fleming bass, Jackie Williams drums and Bill Wurtzel guitar looking on – Jon Hammond — at ZEB’s

Moscow Russia — This was our view outside the window of our 10th floor room in the Rossiya Hotel when I went to Moscow to play 2 concerts 9 years ago in trio with tenor saxophonist Igor Butman and Eduard Zizak drums – and special guests – Youtube http://youtu.be/-34rP08PwrY
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HAMMOND & BUTMAN-BLUES IN THE MOSCOW WHITE NIGHTS
Organist JON HAMMOND in concert with saxophonist IGOR BUTMAN, ALEXEI KUZNETZOV (gtr.), VLADIMIR DANILIN (accordion) & EDUARD ZIZAK (drums) togehter for the first time in MOSCOW RUSSIA at LE CLUB in THEATRE TAGANKA *JENNIFER-Camera, *Special Thanks: FAINA COBHAM *Official Site: http://www.HammondCast.com/ *STORY: http://community.webtv.net/GoldenPenMan/BLUESINTHEMOSCOW — at Таганка

Hamburg Germany — The Analog to Digital Transfer Room at NDR Radio Studios – Jon Hammond
The NDR Sessions Projekt – Behind The Beat
http://behindthebeat.com/2006/05/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.
NDR Sessions
Jon Hammond says the NDR session was based on a sentimental idea.
Lutz Buchner
Jon Hammond wanted to feature saxophonist Lutz Buchner on the CD.
Bass and Organ
Jon Hammond says his style is playing bass and organ – on the Hammond.
Jazz Spirits
Jon Hammond wanted to rekindle a certain jazz spirit – and take some risks.
Label: Ham-Berger-Friz Records
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norddeutscher_Rundfunk
Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) (North German Broadcasting) is a public radio and television broadcaster, based in Hamburg. In addition to the city-state of Hamburg, NDR transmits for the German states of Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Schleswig-Holstein. NDR is a member of the ARD consortium.
NDR studios

NDR television buildings in Hamburg
Studios in Hamburg are split into two locations, both of them within the borough of Eimsbüttel: Television studios are located in the quarter of Lokstedt as the radio studios are located in the quarter of Rotherbaum, a little closer to the city centre. In addition to these, there are further regional studios, also comprising both television and radio facilities. They are located in the state capitals Hanover, Kiel and Schwerin as well as at the ARD’s national studios in Berlin. The NDR also maintains other regional offices within its four state territories.

New York NY — Tenor Saxophonist Fred Staton on the gig last night with Harlem Blues and Jazz Band at ZEB’s on W.28th St. – Fred is looking sharp and playing fantastic, senior member of the band at 97 years old! – Jon Hammond — at ZEB’s

george brown, jazz drummer, paris, hot brass, organ, funky, blues, new york city

HammondCast 19 and Jon Hammond Journal August 6, 2012

August 6, 2012

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: HammondCast 19
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HammondCast 19 starts out in Frankfurt Germany recording in AFN Europe Headquarters on one big tube microphone featuring Hungarian tenor saxophone star TONY LAKATOS, now a member of the HR Radio Big Band. And a slow rainy day Blues featuring guitarist JOE BERGER and RAY GRAPPONE drums, Jon on the XB-2 organ/bass. Also a 35 year-old recording of my old rock band HADES and a shout out to the bass player STEVE WRIGHT who is recuperating from a stroke and heart attack but is now starting to speak again, get better Steve! From there to 1995 recording in LE BAR BAT NYC playing Jon’s tune “Pocket Funk”. A song I recorded with Eddie Money that is close to Eddie’s heart: “I’ve Been Lovin’ You Too Long” for all the Eddie Money freaks out there. I just saw Eddie in NY and he’s doin’ fine, still touring in a city near you! And finally ending up back in AFN Europe Headquarters playing Jon Hammond’s theme song: “LATE RENT”, dedicated to YOU of KYOU the your Rent will never be Late! http://www.HammondCast.com

Hollywood California — Kenny Burrell on the microphone with Jon Hammond at ASCAP Expo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenny_Burrell

Kenneth Earl “Kenny” Burrell (born July 31, 1931)[1] is an American jazz guitarist. His playing is grounded in bebop and blues; he has performed and recorded with a wide range of jazz musicians
Burrell was born in Detroit, Michigan to a musical family and began playing guitar at the age of 12. His influences as a guitar player include Charlie Christian, Django Reinhardt, and Wes Montgomery. While a student at Wayne State University, he made his debut recording as a member of Dizzy Gillespie’s sextet in 1951, later he recorded the “Ground Round” single at Fortune Records in Detroit. He toured with Oscar Peterson after graduating in 1955 and then moved to New York City in 1956.[1]
A consummate sideman, Burrell recorded with a wide range of prominent musicians. He also led his own groups since 1951 and recorded many well received albums.[1]
In the 1970s he began leading seminars about music, particularly Duke Ellington’s. A highly popular performer, he has won several jazz polls in Japan and the United Kingdom as well as the United States.
He has recorded about 106 albums, including Midnight Blue (1963), Blue Lights, Guitar Forms, Sunup To Sundown (1990), Soft Winds (1993), Then Along Came Kenny (1993), and Lotus Blossom (1995).
In 2001, Burrell performed “C Jam Blues” with Medeski, Martin & Wood for the Red Hot Organization’s compilation album Red Hot + Indigo, a tribute to Duke Ellington, which raised money for various charities devoted to increasing AIDS awareness and fighting the disease.
As of 1996, Burrell has served as Director of Jazz Studies at UCLA, mentoring such notable alumni as Gretchen Parlato and Kalil Wilson.[2] Burrell teaches a course titled “Ellingtonia”, examining the life and accomplishments of Duke Ellington.
Discography:
As leader
Introducing Kenny Burrell (Blue Note, 1956)
Kenny Burrell Volume 2 (Blue Note, 1956)
Swingin’ (Blue Note, 1956)
All Night Long (Prestige, 1956)
All Day Long (Prestige, 1957)
Earthy (Prestige, 1957)
Kenny Burrell (Prestige, 1957)
2 Guitars (Prestige, 1957) – with Jimmy Raney
K. B. Blues (Blue Note, 1957)
Kenny Burrell and John Coltrane (Prestige, 1958) – with John Coltrane
Blue Lights Volume 1 (Blue Note, 1958)
Blue Lights Volume 2 (Blue Note, 1958)
On View at the Five Spot Cafe (Blue Note, 1959)
A Night at the Vanguard (Argo, 1959)
Weaver of Dreams (Columbia, 1960-61)
Bluesin’ Around (Columbia, 1961-62 [1983])
Bluesy Burrell (Moodsville, 1962)
Midnight Blue (Blue Note, 1963)
Crash! (Prestige, 1963) – with Jack McDuff
Lotsa Bossa Nova! (Kapp, 1963)
Blue Bash! (Verve, 1963) – with Jimmy Smith
Travelin’ Light (Prestige, 1964) – with Shirley Scott
Soul Call (Prestige, 1964)
Freedom (Blue Note, 1963-64 [1980])
Guitar Forms (Verve, 1965)
The Tender Gender (Cadet, 1966)
Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas (Cadet, 1966)
A Generation Ago Today (Verve, 1966-67)
Ode to 52nd Street (Cadet, 1967)
Blues – The Common Ground (Verve, 1967-68)
Night Song (Verve, 1968-69)
Asphalt Canyon Suite (Verve, 1969)
God Bless the Child (CTI, 1971)
‘Round Midnight (Fantasy, 1972)
Both Feet On the Ground (Fantasy, 1973)
Up the Street, Round the Corner, Down the Block (Fantasy, 1974)
Ellington Is Forever (Fantasy, 1975–77)
When Lights Are Low (1978)
Moon and Sand (1979)
Generation (Blue Note, 1986)
Pieces of Blue and the Blues (Blue Note, 1988)
Guiding Spirit (Contemporary, 1989)
Sunup to Sundown (Contemporary, 1991)
Lotus Blossom (Concord, 1995)
Love is the Answer, featuring The Boys Choir of Harlem (Concord Concerto, 1998)
*12-15-78 (32 Jazz, 1999)
Introducing Kenny Burrell: The First Blue Note Sessions (2000)
Lucky So and So (Concord Jazz, 2001)
75th Birthday Bash Live! (Blue Note, 2007)
Be Yourself: Live at Dizzy’s (Highnote, 2010)
[edit]As sideman
Jazzmen of Detroit with Tommy Flanagan, Pepper Adams, Paul Chambers, Kenny Clarke (1956; Savoy Records)
With Bill Evans
Quintessence (1972)
With Paul Chambers
Whims of Chambers (1956)
Bass on Top (1957)
With Terry Gibbs
Take It from Me (Impulse!, 1964)
With Dizzy Gillespie
Dee Gee Days: The Savoy Sessions (Savoy, 1951-52 [1976])
With Eddie Harris
Cool Sax from Hollywood to Broadway (Columbia, 1964)
With Johnny Hartman
I Just Dropped by to Say Hello (Impulse!, 1964)
With Milt Jackson
Bags & Flutes (Atlantic, 1957)
Bean Bags with Coleman Hawkins (Atlantic, 1958)
Vibrations (Atlantic, 1960–61)
Much in Common with Ray Brown (Verve, 1964)
With John Jenkins
John Jenkins with Kenny Burrell (Blue Note, 1957)
With Thad Jones
Detroit-New York Junction (Blue Note, 1956)
With Wynton Kelly
Piano (Riverside, 1958)
Comin’ in the Back Door (Verve, 1963)
It’s All Right! (Verve, 1964)
With Yusef Lateef
The Blue Yusef Lateef (Atlantic, 1968)
With Hubert Laws
Laws’ Cause (Atlantic, 1968)
With Ike Quebec
Soul Samba (Blue Note, 1962)
With Freddie Roach
Down to Earth (Blue Note, 1962)
Mo’ Greens Please (Blue Note, 1963)
With Sonny Rollins
Alfie (Impulse! 1966)
With Charlie Rouse
Bossa Nova Bacchanal (Blue Note, 1962)
With Lalo Schifrin
Once a Thief and Other Themes (Verve, 1965)
With Jimmy Smith
House Party (Blue Note, 1957)
Softly as a Summer Breeze (Blue Note, 1958)
Home Cookin’ (Blue Note, 1958–59)
Midnight Special (Blue Note, 1961)
Back at the Chicken Shack (Blue Note, 1963)
With Stanley Turrentine
Jubilee Shout!!! (Blue Note, 1962)
Hustlin’ (Blue Note, 1964)
The Sugar Man (CTI, 1971)
With Kai Winding
More (Theme from Mondo Cane) (Verve, 1963)

Oakland California — Jon Hammond at annual Oakland Art & Soul Festival chillin’ by the main stage checking out Oleta Adams and Lalah Hathaway’s sets – excellent! JH

Oakland California — Did anyone catch the name of Lalah Hathaway’s drummer this afternoon at Oakland Art & Soul Festival? – Jon Hammond — at Annual Oakland Art & Soul Festival

Oakland California — Oleta Adams seen here onstage with her husband – John Cushon at Oakland Art & Soul August 5, 2012 – Jon Hammond *Excellent!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oleta_Adams
Oleta Adams (born May 4, 1953, Seattle, Washington) is an American soul, jazz, and gospel singer and pianist.
Adams was born the daughter of a preacher and was raised with gospel music. In her youth her family moved to Yakima, Washington, which is sometimes shown as her place of birth.
Before gaining her opportunity to perform, Adams faced a great deal of rejection. In the 1970s, she moved to Los Angeles, California where she recorded a demo tape. However, many music executives were exclusively interested in disco music rather than Adams’ preferred style.
With the advice of her singing coach, Lee Farrell, Adams moved to Kansas City where she did a variety of local gigs. Adams started her career in the early 1980s with two self-financed albums which had limited success.
[edit]Collaboration with Tears For Fears

In 1985, Adams was discovered by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, founders of the English band Tears for Fears, while performing in a hotel bar in Kansas City, Missouri whilst they were on a US tour. They chatted with Adams after her performance, and two years later they contacted her to invite her to join their band as a singer on their next album, The Seeds of Love.[1]
In 1989, the album was released and the single “Woman In Chains” — sung as a duet by Adams and Orzabal and with Phil Collins on drums — became her first hit. Adams embarked on a world tour with Tears For Fears in 1990, performing by herself as the supporting artist at the start of each show, and remaining onstage throughout the Tears For Fears set where she would provide piano and vocals.
[edit]1990s

Following her work with Tears For Fears, Adams was offered a recording contract by their label Fontana Records and restarted her solo career in 1990, assisted by Orzabal who co-produced her new album, Circle of One. The album received much critical acclaim and (after a slow start) eventually peaked at no.1 in the UK in 1991 when she scored her biggest hit to date with her Grammy nominated cover of Brenda Russell’s “Get Here”. The song was popular during the 1991 Gulf War[2][3] as families of deployed troops in the region embraced the tune as a theme song.[3][4] 1991 also saw Adams contribute to the Elton John/Bernie Taupin tribute album, Two Rooms, on which appeared her version of John’s 1974 hit “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me”. Adams’ version became another top 40 hit in the UK.
Her next album, Evolution (1993), was also a commercial success, making the UK top 10. It also featured her self-penned adult contemporary single “Window of Hope”. Her 1995 release, Moving On, saw Adams move more in the direction of R&B, and she also reunited with Roland Orzabal for the duet “Me and my Big Ideas” on the Tears For Fears album Raoul and the Kings of Spain the same year. Two years later she released the Christian themed album Come Walk with Me.
In 1998, she toured as a guest vocalist on Phil Collins’s Big Band Jazz Tour.
[edit]2000s

In 2001, Adams released her sixth album, All The Love, a return to an R&B/Adult contemporary sound. The album was re-released in 2004 in Germany with a different title I Can’t Live a Day without You.
In 2004, Adams reunited with Tears for Fears once again as she made a surprise guest appearance onstage at their Kansas City concert, performing “Woman in Chains”.
Adams released her first Christmas album on 3 October 2006, entitled Christmas Time with Oleta.[5]
A new secular album entitled Let’s Stay Here, was released on April 21, 2009, by E1 Music.
[edit]Personal life

In 1994, Adams married drummer John Cushon at a United Methodist church in Kansas City, where they both teach Sunday School. They met in 1980 while working on a demo tape for Adams.[6] Adams stated that she never had a passion to get married but on January 17, 1994 she and Cushon were involved in the Los Angeles earthquake. Adams referred to this as a sign from God that she was ready to get married. — with Oleta Adams

Oakland California — Concert Interpreter Man Translating Concert For Those Who Can’t Hear – he did an excellent job! Jon Hammond *ASL=American Sign Language at Oakland Art & Soul Festival – JH — at Annual Oakland Art & Soul Festival

Oakland California — Lady Photographer at work at Art & Soul Festival – Jon Hammond *not very tall but shooting the big lenses – JH — at Annual Oakland Art & Soul Festival

Oakland California — Lalah Hathaway onstage at Oakland Art & Soul August 5, 2012 – Jon Hammond *Excellent! – Very little introduction of the band musicians, they were all top-shelf and very funky players. – JH

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lalah_Hathaway
Eulaulah Donyll Hathaway (born December 16, 1968)[1] best known as Lalah Hathaway referred to as the First Daughter of Soul, is a contemporary R&B and jazz singer. She is the daughter of soul singer Donny Hathaway and a classically trained vocalist. In 1990, Lalah Hathaway released a self-titled album. The album’s first single was “Heaven Knows”, produced by Derek Bramble. The follow-up single was “Baby Don’t Cry” produced by Angela Winbush.
In 1991, Hathaway released her extended play, Night & Day in Japan. A Moment was released in 1994, debuting at #34 on the Top R&B albums chart. The lead single “Let Me Love You” charted on the Hot R&B charts at #37. In 1999, Lalah Hathaway collaborated with Joe Sample and released her third album The Song Lives On. After a five year hiatus, Hathaway returned with her fourth album Outrun the Sky. The single “Forever, For Always, For Love” peaked #1 on the Hot Adult R&B Airplay.
In 2007, Hathaway signed to Stax Records and in 2008 released her fifth album Self Portrait. It was released on June 3, 2008 in the United States, debuted at #63 on the Billboard’s Hot 200 and reached the top ten on the Top R&B albums chart, making this album, Hathaway’s most successful album to date. She received a Best Female R&B Vocal Performance Grammy Award nomination for “That Was Then”.
Lalah Hathaway was born in Chicago, Illinois, on December 16, 1968. Hathaway is the daughter of Donny Hathaway, an R&B and soul singer, and Eulaulah Hathaway, an accomplished musician. In 1979, Hathaway lost her father, Donny Hathaway at the age of ten. His body did not have any indication of struggle, and the glass from the window in Hathaway’s room had been removed; investigators determined Hathaway had committed suicide.
The Chicago native first put pen to paper, “with the music,” as a 10th grader. In 1989, Hathaway signed to Virgin Records and released her first song “Inside the Beat”, which was released as a promo single. Later, as a student at Berklee College of Music, she recorded her self-titled debut in 1990.
[edit]Recording career

Lalah Hathaway and A Moment (1990-1995)
In 1990, Lalah Hathaway released her self-titled debut album. The album debuted at #191 on the Billboard Hot 200 and #18 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts.[2] The album’s lead single Heaven Knows became a top ten single peaking at #3 on the Hot R&B charts. The album’s second single “Baby Don’t Cry” only charted at #18 on the Hot R&B charts. The follow-up single “I’m Coming Back” was less successful, possibly due to the lack of a music video. The album’s final single “Something” debuted at #21 on the Hot R&B charts. In 1991, Hathaway released an EP entitled Night & Day. The EP was only released in Japan but the single “Night & Day” was released in America. “Night & Day”‘ debuted at #110 on the Hot R&B charts. In 1992, Hathaway appeared on Grover Washington’s album “Next Exit”. The song, “Love Like This”, which featured vocals from Lalah Hathaway, was chosen to be the lead single off the album. The single charted at #31 on the Hot R&B charts.
In 1994, Hathaway followed up her success with her second album, A Moment, which debuted at #34 on the Top R&B albums chart and #23 on the Heatseekers chart.[2] The release of her second album saw Hathaway embracing an even more progressive sound as producer Brian Alexander Morgan was enlisted for her upbeat lead single “Let Me Love You”, which debuted at the #37 on the Hot R&B charts. Later that year, the songs “Separate Ways” and “Family Affair” were released as singles, although neither charted. The album did not sell as well as her first release and eventually Hathaway left Virgin.
[edit]The Song Lives On (1998-2000)
She continued working with many other established artists, including Take 6, Mary J. Blige, The Winans, and Marcus Miller, writing, producing and doing background vocals. In 1999, Hathaway joined GRP Records and collaborated with jazz legend Joe Sample on the album The Song Lives On. The Song Lives On, topped the jazz charts at #2.[2] The album became Hathaway’s second debut on the Billboard’s Hot 200 and later charted on Top R&B album chart.[2] The single “When Your Life Was Low” charted only on the Hot R&B charts at #118. The album’s second single “Fever” failed to chart.
The Song Lives On went on to become one of Hathaway and Joe Sample’s most successful album to chart. In response to the album’s success, Hathaway and Sample were honored with Billboard/BET On Jazz Award for “Mainstream Jazz Album”.[3]
[edit]Outrun the Sky (2003-2006)
In 2003, Lalah Hathaway appeared alongside Sanctuary, Pyramid, Mesa, and Blue Moon Records. In 2004, Hathaway released a cover version of Luther Vandross’s song “Forever, For Always, For Love”. The song later appeared on the all-star tribute album “Forever, For Always, For Luther” and on Hathaway’s fourth album Outrun the Sky. The song was released the lead single and peaked #1 on the Adult R&B charts. Forever, For Always, For Love became Hathaway’s first single to chart on the Billboard’s Hot 100, charting at #112 and #37 on the Hot R&B charts. Hathaway’s first solo album in five years featured production from Rex Rideout, Mike City, and Chris Parks.[4] The album’s second single “Better and Better” peaked #121 on the Hot R&B charts.
Also in 2004, Hathaway was featured on Donald Lawrence’s debut solo album I Speak Life as a lead vocalist on “Don’t Forget to Remember”. In 2005, Hathaway was seen on the international Daughters of Soul tour along with Sandra St. Victor, Nona Hendryx, Indira Khan, Simone, and Joyce Kennedy.[5] Continuing her forays into the gospel realm, she could be found on Israel and New Breed’s 2006 Chr*stmas album A Timeless Chr*stmas, which also featured Marcus Miller.
[edit]Stax and Self Portrait (2007-2009)
The recently re-launched Stax Records label had announced signing Hathaway. Hathaway stated, “The foundation of soul music is rooted in Stax Records. Working with Maurice White on the Interpretations project was more than special to me. There is no higher compliment than to be signed to a label whose music is timeless. I’m proud to carry the torch that will continue to bring quality soul music to a new audience.”[6]
Her first release from Stax was the single “Love’s Holiday,” from the Earth, Wind & Fire tribute album Interpretations.[7] In April 2008, Hathaway released her lead single Let Go, which debut at #51 on the Hot R&B charts and #16 on the Hot Adult R&B charts. In June 2008, Hathaway’s debut for Stax Records, Self Portrait was released. Collaborating again with producer Rex Rideout on much of the album and working with such artists as Rahsaan Patterson and Sandra St. Victor, Self Portrait became her most successful album to date, debuting at #6 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and #63 on the Billboard’s Hot 200. The album sold over 9,400 copies in the first week.[2][8]
After the release of Self Portrait, Hathaway went on tour, which began in July 2008.[9] The Self Portrait Tour was singer Lalah Hathaway’s second solo concert tour, intended to showcase songs from her debut solo album, Self Portrait. The concert tour contained ten tour dates in American and collection of songs from her previous albums, Lalah Hathaway and Outrun the Sky, and few songs from her present album, Self Portrait. The tour only reached America. In late 2008, “That Was Then” was released as the album’s second single. The single debut at #105 on the Hot R&B charts and #32 on the Hot Adult R&B Airplay.[10]
In November 2008, Hathaway joined Will Downing and Gerald Albright for the Soulful Chr*stmas Tour. The tour, which kicked off on November 28 at the Detroit Opera House, appeared in the places of Washington, D.C., Memphis, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, St. Louis, and Atlanta.[11] In January 2009, Hathaway appeared on BETJ in an interview and performed before an audience. Lalah Hathaway continued to support the album and she is currently schedule to perform at the Capital Jazz Festival in Columbia, MD, Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, LA, and Circle of Promise, which took place in July 2009.[12] In December, 2009 she won the Song of the Year award in the SoulTracks Readers’ Choice Award for her duet with DC singer Eric Roberson, “Dealing.”[13]
Where It All Begins (2011)
On August 14, 2011, Lalah Hathaway took to her Twitter account to release a free download of “If You Want To,”[14] the debut single from her sixth studio album Where It All Begins releasing October 18, 2011.[15]
Musical style and image

Music and voice
Hathaway, an alto and contralto, has always been identified as the eldest daughter of her father Donny Hathaway. Hathaway’s longest singing note held for 17 seconds in the performance of “Forever, For Always, For Love”. In many reviews, Lalah is often compared to her father and reviewed to be continuing his vocal style. Lalah has often been criticized[who?] for not covering any of her father’s songs, although she has appeared on others’ recorded covers, such as Take 6’s rendition of “Someday We’ll All Be Free”. Singer Natalie Cole actually stated that Lalah should herself cover at least one song, however, Hathaway replied with statement that she feels she doesn’t need to. Hathaway also mentioned during the recording process of her fifth studio album, that she doesn’t want to fit into the music industry’s current music. Lalah stated, “I don’t necessarily want to fit into what’s happening now, but I want to stand with it, doing my own thing. I would really love it if people need the record. I put a lot of myself into this album, so I hope people can hear me and understand who I am.”[16]
Although she has created a space for herself, it’s not surprising that Hathaway remains connected to her late father and his classic sound. Lalah Hathaway stated “I am his daughter and that’s the truth of who I am, every day. When I was 15, and then, 20, I didn’t get why people were asking me how I felt about him and his music. But when I turned 25, I began to understand. Like my father, I want to leave a legacy of music that makes people really feel something, whether it be happiness, sadness, grief or heartache. I also want them to appreciate my humor which I know can be difficult to interpret in a song.”[16]
[edit]Songwriting and producing
Between album projects, Hathaway, who has recorded collaborations with Marcus Miller, Meshell Ndegéocello, and Mary J. Blige, keeps her creativity nourished by taking to the global stage and contributing her voice to Daughters of Soul Tour, a musical mélange founded by comrade Sandra St. Victor, and featuring Nona Hendryx, Joyce Kennedy as well as Indira and Simone, daughters of Chaka Khan and Nina Simone.[16]
While it might seem that “On Your Own” from Self Portrait, which re-teams her with Rex Rideout and Rahsaan Patterson, is inspired by a past heartbreak, in fact, the idea for the song came to her in a dream. While Lalah Hathaway is often known for singing down tempo songs, during the period of 2004 and 2008, Hathaway has done mid-tempo songs such as “Let Go”, “Let Me Love You”, and “Better and Better”. Keeping in step with the theme of her family, Hathaway often journeys back to her childhood with “Little Girl”, which she co-produced with Rex Rideout, Rahsaan Patterson, and Sandra St. Victor.[16]
Stage
On stage, Hathaway performs the songs longer than the album version with new arrangements. In concert, the stage mainly consists of Lalah Hathaway, the back-up singers, and the band. Often at audience’s request, the vocals would be turned higher than band. Hathaway’s band would often consist of a keyboardist, guitarist, bassist, and drummer. Most songs would last over approximately five minutes. Dawn! E. Robinson of VocalMusician.com attended a Hathaway in concert and reviewed stating, “The sound in the house was strange – the band was really too loud all evening. Even when the sound guy turned LALAH’s vocals up (at the audience’s request) the band got louder. I got the impression that the sound onstage was good though, because none of the singers appeared to be over-singing.”[17] Hathaway appeared with her band on Prince’s Welcome to America opening concert at the Izod Center, December 15, 2010.
Other Ventures

Philanthropy
Lalah Hathaway is one of the National Ambassadors for the Circle of Promise. Launched in October 2007, the campaign was created by Susan G. Komen for the Cure to educate, empower and mobilize the African-American community in the fight against breast cancer.
“The rate of Black women and girls diagnosed with breast cancer is rising at an alarming rate,” said Hathaway. “We are fighting a common enemy. Knowledge and having a take-charge mindset and attitude are critical weapons in the fight against this deadly disease. I became active because I want to be an ambassador of change. If I tell seven of my friends and they tell seven of their friends and so on, the circle will continue to expand and we’ll create a chorus of voices within the African-American community to eradicate breast cancer. I truly believe that this is a goal we can achieve together.” The Circle of Promise is nationally represented by several phenomenal African American women. Hathaway has raised money on her tours and record sales to help find a cure for women with breast cancer. She has also influenced women to get tested and tell family members to be aware of the cancer. — with Lalah Hathaway at Annual Oakland Art & Soul Festival.

San Francisco — Jon Hammond with Kevin Barrett Program Director in 50,000 watt station KTRB…ahora en Español!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KTRB
KTRB signed on in 1933, broadcasting to the Modesto, California, area until June 19, 2006.
[edit]Move to San Francisco
KTRB obtained permission from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to move to San Francisco, California and aired a classic rock music format during transmission tests. KTRB signed on the air to conduct those tests on February 1, 2007.
The station’s owner, Pappas Telecasting, established KMPH at AM 840 in Modesto to replace the moved station. It signed on late in 2006, but would sign off for good in September 2010.
As a hot talk station
The San Francisco Chronicle reported that KTRB would debut a hot talk format on March 15, 2007, featuring syndicated personalities Mancow Muller and John London, who once aired on San Francisco stations [2], as well as other syndicated hosts such as Glenn Beck. A similar article appeared a few days later in the San Jose Mercury News.[3]
In the fall of 2008, KTRB became the radio home of Stanford University football and Men’s basketball [4]
As a a sports talk station
As of 2009, KTRB is the flagship radio station for the Oakland Athletics.
On January 25, 2010, the station announced that conservative talker Michael Savage would take over the afternoon slot, four months after being let go by KNEW (910 AM).[5] That April, a replay of Savage’s show also began airing in morning drive, owing to his live show being frequently preempted due to live coverage of Athletics games.
Finding the perfect transmitter location for KTRB has been an unusually complicated process. In an effort to put the best signal possible into the Bay Area, KTRB has applied for and held many different construction permits for tower sites and directional facilities. Some were never built and expired, others were built but were sometimes impractical or the signal strength from them was deemed unsatisfactory. The most recent construction permit would have KTRB broadcasting from three different sites each day, one each for daytime hours (non-directional at 50 kW), nighttime hours (50 kW directional), and critical hours (two hours after sunrise and two hours before sunset with 40 kW directional). Its current night pattern site is situated in a remote area directly south of Livermore, three miles away far from any electrical power lines, and must be powered with propane transported by truck directly to the site.
Receivership of Comerica Bank
Following the demise of KMPH on August 31, 2010 due to lack of revenue, KTRB, on September 10, 2010, was taken over by Comerica Bank through receivership of Susan L. Uecker. The station then dismissed their entire staff except for the chief engineer[6] and ceased to carry Michael Savage, but will continue in operation with its sports format for the time being.[7] Athletics radio productions, including pregame and postgame shows, were taken over by the team itself; after the Athletics’ attempt to purchase the station collapsed, the broadcasts were moved to KBWF (95.7 FM, now KGMZ) for the 2011 season (with the Bay Bridge Series exhibition games airing on KFRC (1550 AM, now KZDG).[8]
Switch to ESPN Deportes
On Friday, June 24, 2011, KTRB was LMA’d by Deportes Media and their format changed to Spanish Sports via ESPN Deportes Radio. — with Kevin Barrett at ESPN Deportes Radio

New York NY 322 W. 48th Street Local 802 Musicians Union — 2 great jazz musicians – Kuni Mikami pianist (my neighbor) and Rudy Sheriff Lawless drums at Local 802 Musicians Union Monday Night Jazz Session – Jon Hammond — at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM

New York NY 322 W.48th Street Local 802 — Junior Mance the great jazz and blues pianist and educator playing the Local 802 annual Holiday / Christmas Party – Jon Hammond *Glad to hear you’re back in the saddle and back on the gig Junior!

*interviews in 5 parts with Junior and Jon Hammond on Youtube folks:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_RtxDg1z_0
5 or 5: Pt 5 of 5 Junior Mance jazz pianist extraordinaire on HammondCast KYOU Radio Jon Hammond hosting. Born 1928 Chicago IL, played with Gene Ammons, Cannonball Adderly, Dynah Washington, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Charlie Parker, Lester Young and many others. Currently teaching at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Interview conducted at Cafe Loup New York City where Junior performs regularly and has recorded latest album. http://www.HammondCast.com/ — with Junior Mance and Hide Tanaka at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM

Oakland Art and Soul, HammondCast 19, AFN Europe, Lalah Hathaway, Oleta Adams, Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Jon Hammond, Radio, TV, Frankfurt, New York City

Jon Hammond Journal For Day July 16, 2012 Report

July 17, 2012

Jon Hammond Journal For Day July 16, 2012 Report – First very sad news, Jon Lord the
great Hammond organist of Deep Purple fame has died
Folks, Very Sad Announcement: Jon Lord has died.

Jon Lord of Deep Purple Speaking about Hammond Sk1 and Sk2 with Jon Hammond in Frankfurt at Musikmesse

Rest In Peace Jon – Jon Hammond
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4AbLZZ0380
Jonathan Douglas Lord, rock and classical musician and composer, born 9 June 1941; died 16 July 2012
He is survived by his wife, Vicky, and their daughter, Amy; and a daughter, Sara, by his first wife, Judith, from whom he was divorced.
Jon’s Obit from The Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/jul/16/jon-lord?newsfeed=true
Jon Lord
“Organist who infused Deep Purple with classical influences, helping make them one of the world’s biggest rock bands”
‘We’re as valid as anything by Beethoven,” declared Jon Lord of his band, Deep Purple, in an interview with the New Musical Express in 1973. Lord, who has died aged 71 after suffering from pancreatic cancer, was not merely adopting a rebellious stance. An accomplished classical composer as well as rock musician, he believed with some justification that his group’s music was as profound in structure and as significant in cultural impact as any work from the symphonic canon. At the time, Deep Purple were among the world’s biggest rock bands, having built an enormous fanbase on the strength of their classically influenced songs, which lent further weight to Lord’s statement.

Born in Leicester, Lord studied classical piano from the age of five. In his teens, the then-new rock’n’roll and R&B movements made a deep impression on him, in particular the music recorded by blues pianists and organists such as Jimmy McGriff and Jerry Lee Lewis. The contemporary combination of Hammond B3 and C3 organs with Leslie speakers appealed to him, and this became an instrumental setup that remained integral to Lord’s signature keyboard style for the rest of his career.

In 1959, he moved to London to pursue acting, which he studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama. He played the piano and Hammond organ in clubs to pay the bills, initially with a jazz band called the Bill Ashton Combo and then with Red Bludd’s Bluesicians, featuring the vocalist Art Wood. While recording occasional sessions (he contributed keyboards to the Kinks’ 1964 hit You Really Got Me), Lord pursued pop success in the Art Wood Combo, who later renamed themselves the Artwoods and appeared on TV. I Take What I Want was the group’s only charting single.

Lord discovered his trademark sound when he formed Santa Barbara Machine Head, which also featured Wood’s brother and future Rolling Stone, Ronnie Wood. The key to this group’s success was its powerful, organ- and guitar-driven formula, which pointed at the future musical recipe of Deep Purple, and also the meeting of Lord and the bassist Nick Simper. The duo were the backbone of Deep Purple, who formed when the businessman and manager Tony Edwards invested in the new group and auditioned the cream of London’s young talent – the guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, the singer Rod Evans and the drummer Ian Paice among them. This quintet formed Purple’s first lineup in 1968.

Deep Purple spent the following eight years on a path that took them around the world on several occasions (in later years, they had a private jet), playing the world’s largest stadiums and issuing a series of classic LPs – In Rock (1970), Fireball (1971), Machine Head (1972) and Burn (1974) among them. Personnel came and went, but Lord and Paice remained constant members until the group’s dissolution amid a haze of drug addiction and exhaustion in 1976.

Of the great British rock bands of the 70s, only Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and the Stones were able to operate on as grand a scale: unlike any of those groups, Deep Purple took regular time out to indulge in classical projects initiated and directed by Lord. The most notable of these was the live Concerto for Group and Orchestra, recorded at the Royal Albert Hall in 1969.

It was this equal passion for rock bombast and classical finesse that made Lord such an unusual musician. During Deep Purple’s glory days, he often infused the songs with classical influences, as in the song April from the group’s eponymous album in 1969. His organ playing, which often counterpointed Blackmore’s virtuoso lead guitar, was unique and often copied.

After the split, Lord formed a group with the rock singer Tony Ashton and Deep Purple’s ex-drummer Paice entitled Paice, Ashton & Lord. They released one album, Malice in Wonderland, in 1977. He then joined Whitesnake, the band formed by Deep Purple’s last lead singer, David Coverdale. This group, not to be confused with the 1980s reincarnation that played stadium rock and met with huge success, was an earthy, blues-rock band in which Lord’s organ playing was an essential element. His stint in Whitesnake ended when he rejoined a reformed lineup of Deep Purple in 1984 alongside Blackmore, Paice, the singer Ian Gillan and the bassist Roger Glover.

Many solo projects and collaborations came during and between Lord’s membership of these bands, including Before I Forget (1982), which featured classical piano music; a commission to compose the soundtrack of Central Television’s 1984 series The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady; and guest spots on albums by rock luminaries such as Lord’s Oxfordshire neighbour George Harrison and Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour.

Eight more years of recording and tours followed before Lord felt he had had enough of life on the road. In a letter to his bandmates in 2002, he requested that Deep Purple take a year off. When this request was declined, he amicably left the group. Solo projects followed, including a collaboration in 2004 with sometime Abba singer Anni-Frid Lyngstad, and the formation of a blues band, Hoochie Coochie Men, three years later. In 2010, Lord was made an honorary fellow of Stevenson College, Edinburgh, and the following year he was awarded an honorary doctorate of music by the University of Leicester.

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Bicycles are In these days, but make sure to wear a helmut folks! Jon Hammond
2 friends of mine seriously injured recently, one with helmut (busted femur) and the other one, busted collar bone

New York NY — The Russians are back in town!
Welcome back to USA cats!! Jon Hammond

Welcome back to USA cats!! Jon Hammond — with Alexander Dovgopoly, Anton Baronin, Vitaly Solomonov, Pavel Ovchinnikov and Ed Zizak

Jon Hammond in Leo’s Pro Audio trying out Bag End speakers with 1965 Fender Band-Master head and XK-1 Hammond organ – this organ and flight case are available to the right person by the way – JH — at Leo’s PRO Audio

San Francisco CA Golden Gate Park Speedway Meadows — Wavy Gravy hangin’ backstage at 40th Anniversary of Woodstock free concert – Jon Hammond
Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgEqSQtD7v4
with appearances by
Sandi Freddie Herrera, Zero Nylin, Narada Michael Walden, Annie Sampson, Dr. Eugene L. Schoenfeld special thanks Boots Hughston, Terence Hallinan – JH – Speedway Meadows Golden Gate Par…See More — with Wavy Gravy at Golden Gate Park, Speedway Meadows.

New York NY — 4 serious Jazzers – Billy Kaye, Rudy Sheriff Lawless (yes that’s his real name including middle name) Jackie Williams, Stepko Gut – Jon Hammond on 42nd Street — at Duane Reade Doctor on Premises – 42nd Street & 8th Avenue.

Sea Cliff San Francisco California — The Art Gates of Robin Williams’ house – Jon Hammond

Times Square — Hey, where’d everybody go ? !

Jon Hammond — at Times Square NYC.

Wishing a Big Happy Healthy Birthday to Main Man Glenn Derringer! Glenn is one of my All-Time Super Heroes!!
Have a fantastic one Glenn and many more!!!
Jon Hammond — with Glenn Derringer

New York NY Town Hall 43rd Street — Alex Foster and Stephen Ferrone at Memorial for Michael Brecker R.I.P. *note, Joe Berger is also there but for some reason the camera barely registers him, go figure! Jon Hammond — at The Town Hall.

Frankfurt am Main — Yes I wear white socks and my pants are too short today folks! – Jon Hammond on the strassenbahn gleis — at Platz-der-Republik.

Frankfurt am Main — Main Man Totó Giovanni Gulino drums hanging with Main Man Joe Lamond – President of NAMM on the break at my annual Musikmesse Frankfurt Warm Up Party – the Chocolate on Chocolate Cake was GOOD! – Jon Hammond
Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hozrJpHvV-4
Chocolate on Chocolate Cake at Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt with Jon Hammond Band and special guest…See More — at Jazzkeller.

Frankfurt am Main — Happy 25 years Musikmesse Frankfurt to me! – here on the buhne / bandstand of the legendary Jazzkeller Frankfurt – *now 26 years my custom-made chocolate on chocolate cake to share with all my friends in the good old Jazzkeller Frankfurt – Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hozrJpHvV-4
Chocolate on Chocolate Cake at Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt with Jon Hammond Band and special guests for this special occasion celebrating 25 years in Musikmesse. Special acknowledgement of Wilhelm P. “Charly” Hosenseidl R.I.P. who was the Director of Musikmesse years 1989-2008 now Directed by Wolfgang Luecke, special thanks to Musikmesse Frankfurt Projekt and Presse Team!
Jon Hammond Band:
Joe Berger guitar
Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone
Giovanni Gulino drums
Jon Hammond – XB-2 Hammond Organ – special thanks Hiromitsu Ono Chief Engineer Suzuki Musical Instruments designed my instrument which took me all around the world many times
“Late Rent” Jon Hammond theme song for Jon Hammond Show MNNTV and HammondCast Show KYOU Radio San Francisco CBS Radio Network
Thanks Joe Lamond President CEO NAMM, TecAmp Jürgen Kunze and Thomas Eich – Puma Combo bass amp powering Jon Hammond’s organ
Dankeschoen to Yücel Atiker, Tino Pavlis, Poehl, Bernie Capicchiano, Michael Falkenstein Hammond Suzuki Deutschland, Peggy Behling, Christine Vogel Messe Frankfurt,
Saray Pastanesi Baeckerei & Konditorei for Chocolate on Chocolate
25 Years Musikmesse Celebration Cake — at Jazzkeller.

Frankfurt am Main — Happy 25 years Musikmesse Frankfurt to me! *now 26 my custom-made chocolate on chocolate cake to share with all my friends in the good old Jazzkeller Frankfurt – Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hozrJpHvV-4
Chocolate on Chocolate Cake at Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt with Jon Hammond Band and special guests for this special occasion celebrating 25 years in Musikmesse. Special acknowledgement of Wilhelm P. “Charly” Hosenseidl R.I.P. who was the Director of Musikmesse years 1989-2008 now Directed by Wolfgang Luecke, special thanks to Messe Frankfurt Projekt and Presse Team!
Jon Hammond Band:
Joe Berger guitar
Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone
Giovanni Gulino drums
Jon Hammond – XB-2 Hammond Organ – special thanks Hiromitsu Ono Chief Engineer Suzuki Musical Instruments designed my instrument which took me all around the world many times
“Late Rent” Jon Hammond theme song for Jon Hammond Show MNNTV and HammondCast Show KYOU Radio San Francisco CBS Radio Network
Thanks Joe Lamond President CEO NAMM, TecAmp Jürgen Kunze and Thomas Eich – Puma Combo bass amp powering Jon Hammond’s organ
Dankeschoen to Yücel Atiker, Tino Pavlis, Poehl, Bernie Capicchiano, Michael Falkenstein Hammond Suzuki Deutschland, Peggy Behling, Christine Vogel Messe Frankfurt,
Saray Pastanesi Baeckerei & Konditorei for Chocolate on Chocolate
25 Years Musikmesse Celebration Cake — at Jazzkeller.

Frankfurt am Main — Hallo Erna Klobučar !
Jon Hammond

Frankfurt am Main — This is where I stayed at my very first Musikmesse Frankfurt in 1987 – Hotel Prinz Otto – rub-a-dub-dub…3 men in a tub! The only 2 star hotel in Frankfurt, but it did the job – 3 of us in one little room, Joe Berger, Bruno Engl and myself Jon Hammond right by the Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof, and it had a little bar kneipe. Many a traveler has stayed there folks! – JH
http://www.tripadvisor.de/ShowUserReviews-g187337-d230354-r10041805-Hotel_Prinz_Otto-Frankfurt_Hesse.html
One happy camper “Die Zimmer waren schmutzig, die Handtücher und Bettwäsche war dünn und löchrig. Die Heizungskörper waren voller Staub und die Teppiche waren voller Flecken und fadendünn. In der Dusche lagen Haarbüschel und das Wasser war entweder heiß oder kalt, die Toilettenspülung hat nicht funktioniert, ebenso wenig der Fernseher und vom Frühstück konnte einem schlecht werden und so hat keiner von uns etwas gegessen. Die Fließen im Badezimmer waren voller Silikon-Abdichtungsmittel. Außerdem glaube ich nicht, dass es Feuerausgänge in den Zimmer gab. Unterster Standard. Ich wünschte mir nur, dass ich es mir vorher angesehen hätte.” — at Hotel Prinz Otto.

Frankfurt am Main — They know me well in this Deutsche Bundespost by the Frankfurt Bahnhof! – Jon Hammond
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutsche_Bundespost
The Deutsche Bundespost (German federal post office) was created in 1947 as a successor to the Reichspost (German imperial post office). Between 1947 and 1950 the enterprise was called Deutsche Post (German post office). Until 1989 the Deutsche Bundespost was a state-owned company.
The Bundespost was developed according to a three-stage principle common in public administration in the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG). The upper stage consisted of the federal ministry for the post office and telecommunication system. The middle stage consisted of regional directorates and national post office management in West Berlin, with certain central bureaucracies (post office technical central office, telecommunication engineering central office, postal administration social office, and post offices) on an equal footing. Finally, the lower stage consisted of the actual post offices, postal giro (akin to a checking account)and savings bank offices, and telecommunication offices.
The legal basis for the administrative activity of the Bundespost was the postal administration law (Postverwaltungsgesetz, abbreviated PostVwG). A central goal of public administrative policy after 1924 was financial self-sufficiency. Political goals, however, often superseded this goal. According to the PostVwG, the federal postal system was to be administered “according to the principles of the policy of the FRG, in particular trade, economic, financial and social policies” and “the interests of the German national economy.”
The Deutsche Bundespost was the largest employer in the Federal Republic. In 1985 it employed 543,200 people.
In the first post office reform (July 1, 1989), the Bundespost was divided into three divisions (also called public enterprises):
Deutsche Bundespost Postdienst – postal service
Deutsche Bundespost Telekom – communications service
Deutsche Bundespost Postbank – postal bank
The central authorities remained as described above. The divisions were later privatized in the second post office reform (January 1, 1995), resulting in the creation of the following:
Deutsche Post AG from the postal service
Deutsche Telekom AG from the communications service
Deutsche Postbank AG from the postal bank
The federal ministry for post office and telecommunications (Bundesministerium für Post und Telekommunikation) retained oversight responsibility for postal services and telecommunications. After the dissolution of that ministry on 1 January 1998, those tasks were taken over by a new federal network regulatory agency (Bundesnetzagentur, formerly RegTP) under the federal ministry for economics and technology. Other functions (such as the issuance of postage stamps) were taken over by the federal ministry of finance. Some telecommunications functions (including BOS radio) were turned over to the federal ministry of the interior.
For certain official and legal purposes (including certain financial, medical and other services for former postal civil servants), a “federal institution for post and telecommunication” (Bundesanstalt für Post und Telekommunikation) was created. — at Deutsche Post FFM.

Hofheim am Taunus Germany — Congratulations 53 years Jazzkeller Hofheim and dankeschoen for putting me in the book on Page 68 – from show I did circa 1996 in Trio with Tony Lakatos tenor sax, Uwe Petersen on drums – myself at the XB-2 Hammond organ / bass – Jon Hammond http://www.jonhammondband.com/ — at Jazzkeller Hofheim.

Berkeley California — EastBay Jazz Workshop action, firing up at The Black Repertory Group Theater
http://www.blackrepertorygroup.com/ – Jon Hammond — at Black Repertory Group Inc.

Time to come back on solid land! Jon Hammond

Once in a Blue Moon folks! Jon Hammond

Berkeley California — Duo session piano / trumpet with my man Tom Carroll at EastBay Jazz Workshop private clubhouse – Jon Hammond
http://hammondcast.jimdo.com/

Emeryville California — Pixar Studios doesn’t mess around, right over my head with the Zeppelin UP ad, good idea Pixar’oids! Jon Hammond — at Pixar Inc.

Hollywood CA — Narada Michael Walden at the cans – ASCAP Expo – only drummer on the panel getting real funky. Next time keep that Ampeg amp warmed up and I’ll plug in my Hammond organ, play some organ drums serious fat-back funk grooves Narada! – Jon Hammond
Pocket Funk fat-back Bernard Purdie & David Fathead Newman R.I.P. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10150421203462102 — at Grand Ballroom Renaissance Hollywood Hotel.

If the car had a slightly bigger trunk it would be good!
Jon Hammond — at Radisson blu Hamburg Dammtor.

Jon Hammond : “Open House, Beware of The Dog, No Loitering, No Trespassing, Reserved Parking, No Smoking, House for Sale, Danger, For Rent, No Parking, Employees Only, No Soliciting, Shoplifters Will Be Prosecuted! etc., etc.! – JH and No Dumping!

New York NY — Jazz heavyweight FRANK OWENS at the piano – singers showcase with Cobi Tanaka – Local 802 Musicians Union – Jon Hammond *interesting story about Frank, his name was originally Owen, but so many people called “Frank Owens” that he eventually just added the s.
For seven years, Frank Owens was music director for NBC TV’s Showtime at the Apollo. He was also host of Portrait of the Arts. Mr. Owens performed in the Hartford CT Theatreworks production of Paul Robeson, playing the part of Lawrence Brown. Recently he accompanied Hal David in his tribute at the Friars Club and Freda Payne at the High Mount Jazz Festival, and is co-author and arranger of Shades of Harlem.

Mr. Owens has played and conducted abroad, including the conducting A Fourth of July Celebration of American Jazz, Pop and Broadway in Moscow. Frank Owens was resident pianist at Mortimer’s for over six years, and appeared several times a year at the Hotel Carlyle’s Bemelman’s Bar. He appeared at the Blue Note with Ruth Brown of Broadway’s Black and Blue, having arranged and conducted her album, Fine and Mellow.

Frank Owens was musical director/conductor/pianist for many performers including Johnny Mathis, Chubby Checker, John Denver, Melba Moore, Aretha Franklin, Connie Francis, and Lena Horne.

Frank was musical director for the first David Letterman Show in 1980. Other TV credits include the Jack Paar Show, Geraldo Rivera’s Goodnight America, and Eubie Blake’s, A Century of Music. He did dance arrangements for the film the Wiz, contributed to many records and albums in the top ten, and won the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences sponsored MVP Award for Acoustic Piano for several years. — at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM.

New York NY — Local 802 – 2 heavyweights in Jazz:
Cobi Narita of ‘Cobi’s Place’ and pianist Frank Owens conducting singers showcase in the Club Room of Local 802 Musicians Union Hall – Jon Hammond — at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM.

Hofheim am Taunus Germany — Jon Hammond Band Youtube Channel
http://www.youtube.com/jonhammondband
17th consecutive year Jazzkeller-Hofheim Musikmesse-Session — at Jazzkeller Hofheim.

Long Beach CA — James Moody R.I.P. – Jon Hammond *I shot this photo Jan. 2005
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Moody_(saxophonist)
James Moody (March 26, 1925 – December 9, 2010) was an American jazz saxophone and flute player. He was best known for his hit “Moody’s Mood for Love,” an improvisation based on “I’m in the Mood for Love”; in performance, he often sang Eddie Jefferson’s vocalese lyr…See More — at Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center.

New York NY — I caught this stunning art installation today while passing by on the bus, flipping airplane (real!) at the entrance to Central Park at 58th & Fifth Avenue across from the big 24 hour Apple Store Fifth Avenue and the Plaza Hotel, nice! Jon Hammond
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plaza_Hotel
The Plaza Hotel in New York City is a landmark 20-story luxury hotel with a height of 250 ft (76 m) and length of 400 ft (120 m) that occupies the west side of Grand Army Plaza, from which it derives its name, and extends along Central Park South in Manhattan. Fifth Avenue extends along the east side of Grand Army Plaza. It is owned by El-Ad Properties and managed and operated by Fairmont Hotels and Resorts. — at The Plaza Hotel.

New York NY — Guggenheim Museum on a nice summer day – Jon Hammond
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_R._Guggenheim_Museum
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (often referred to as “The Guggenheim”) is a well-known art museum located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City. It is the permanent home of a renowned and continuously expanding collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern and contemporary art and also features special exhibitions throughout the year. The museum was established by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in 1939 as the Museum of Non-Objective Painting, under the guidance of its first director, the artist Hilla von Rebay. It adopted its current name after the death of its founder, Solomon R. Guggenheim, in 1952.
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the cylindrical museum building, wider at the top than the bottom, was conceived as a “temple of the spirit” and is one of the 20th century’s most important architectural landmarks. The building opened on October 21, 1959, replacing rented spaces used by the museum since its founding. Its unique ramp gallery extends from just under the skylight in the ceiling in a long, continuous spiral along the outer edges of the building until it reaches the ground level. The building underwent extensive expansion and renovations from 1992 to 1993 (when an adjoining tower was built) and from 2005 to 2008. The museum’s collection has grown organically, over eight decades, and is founded upon several important private collections, beginning with Solomon R. Guggenheim’s original collection. The collection is shared with the museum’s sister museums in Bilbao, Spain, and elsewhere.
Early years
Solomon Guggenheim, guided by his art adviser, German painter Hilla Rebay, began to collect works by nonobjective artists in 1929. Guggenheim first began to show his collection in his apartment, and as the collection grew, he established the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in 1937. The foundation’s goal was the “promotion and encouragement and education in art and the enlightenment of the public.” It was endowed to operate one or more museums; Solomon Guggenheim was elected its first President and Rebay its Director.

Museum under construction in photo taken on Nov. 12, 1957
In 1939, the Guggenheim Foundation’s first museum, “The Museum of Non-Objective Painting”, opened in rented quarters at 24 East 54th Street in New York City and showcased art by early modernists such as Rudolf Bauer, Rebay, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee and Piet Mondrian. During the life of Guggenheim’s first museum, Guggenheim continued to add to his collection, acquiring paintings by Marc Chagall, Robert Delaunay, Fernand Léger, Amedeo Modigliani and Pablo Picasso. The collection quickly outgrew its original space, and so in 1943, Rebay and Guggenheim wrote a letter to Frank Lloyd Wright asking him to design a permanent structure for the collection. It took Wright 15 years, 700 sketches, and six sets of working drawings to create the museum. From 1943 to early 1944, Wright produced four different sketches for the initial design. One of the plans (scheme C) was a hexagonal shape as opposed to the other three circular sketches. It was the only design of the four to have level floors for the galleries without the use of one ramp continuing around the building. At the same time, Rebay was searching for sites for the museum. She selected the museum’s site at the corner of 89th Street and Fifth Avenue, overlooking Central Park.

A 1966 U.S. postage stamp honoring Frank Lloyd Wright, with the Guggenheim visible in the background.
In 1953, the foundation’s collecting criteria expanded under its new director, James Johnson Sweeney. Sweeney rejected Rebay’s dismissal of “objective” painting and sculpture, and he soon acquired Constantin Brâncuşi’s Adam and Eve (1921), followed by works of other modernist sculptors, including Jean Arp, Alexander Calder, Alberto Giacometti and David Smith.[2] Sweeney reached beyond the 20th century to acquire Paul Cézanne’s Man with Crossed Arms (c. 1899).[2] In that year, the foundation also received a gift of 28 important works from the Estate of Katherine S. Dreier, a founder of America’s first collection to be called a modern art museum, the Société Anonyme. Dreier had been a colleague of Rebay’s. The works included Little French Girl (1914–18) by Brâncuşi, an untitled still life (1916) by Juan Gris, a bronze sculpture (1919) by Alexander Archipenko and three collages (1919–21) by German Hanoverian Dadaist Schwitters. It also included works by Calder, Marcel Duchamp, El Lissitzky and Mondrian.[3] Among others, Sweeney also acquired the works of Alberto Giacometti, David Hayes, Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock.[4]
Sweeney oversaw the last half dozen years of the construction of the museum building, during which time he had an antagonistic relationship with Frank Lloyd Wright, especially regarding the building’s lighting issues.[5][6] The distinctive cylindrical building, turned out to be Wright’s last major work, as the architect died six months before its opening. From the street, the building looks like a white ribbon curled into a cylindrical stack, wider at the top than the bottom, displaying nearly all curved surfaces. Its appearance is in sharp contrast to the typically rectangular Manhattan buildings that surround it, a fact relished by Wright, who claimed that his museum would make the nearby Metropolitan Museum of Art “look like a Protestant barn.” Internally, the viewing gallery forms a helical spiral ramp climbing gently from ground level to the skylight at the top.
On October 21, 1959, ten years after the death of Solomon Guggenheim and six months after the death of Frank Lloyd Wright, the Museum first opened its doors to large crowds. The building instantly polarized architecture critics, though today it is widely praised. Some of the criticism focused on the idea that the building overshadows the artworks displayed inside, and that it is difficult to properly hang paintings in the shallow, windowless, concave exhibition niches that surround the central spiral. Prior to its opening, twenty-one artists signed a letter protesting the display of their work in such a space.
Thomas M. Messer succeeded Sweeney as director of the museum (but not the foundation) in 1961 and stayed for 27 years, the longest tenure of any of the city’s major arts institutions’ directors. When Messer took over, the museum’s ability to present art at all was still in doubt due to the challenges presented by continuous spiral ramp gallery that is both tilted and has non-vertical curved walls. It is difficult to properly hang paintings in the shallow, windowless exhibition niches that surround the central spiral. Canvasses must be mounted raised from the wall’s surface. Paintings hung slanted back would appear “as on the artist’s easel”. There is limited space within the niches for sculpture.

The skylight in the center of the museum
Almost immediately, in 1962, Messer took a risk putting on a large exhibition that combined the Guggenheim’s paintings with sculptures on loan from the Hirshhorn Museum.Three dimensional sculpture, in particular, raised “the problem of installing such a show in a museum bearing so close a resemblance to the circular geography of hell”, where any vertical object appears tilted in a “drunken lurch” because the slope of the floor and the curvature of the walls could combine to produce vexing optical illusions. It turned out that the combination could work well in the Guggenheim’s space, but, Messer recalled that at the time, “I was scared. I half felt that this would be my last exhibition.” Messer had the foresight to prepare by staging a smaller sculpture exhibition the previous year, in which he discovered how to compensate for the space’s weird geometry by constructing special plinths at a particular angle, so the pieces were not at a true vertical yet appeared to be so. In the earlier sculpture show, this trick proved impossible for one piece, an Alexander Calder mobile whose wire inevitably hung at a true plumb vertical, “suggesting hallucination” in the disorienting context of the tilted floor.
The next year, Messer acquired a private collection from art dealer Justin K. Thannhauser for the museum’s permanent collection. These 73 works include Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and French modern masterpieces, including important works by Paul Gauguin, Edouard Manet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh and 32 works by Pablo Picasso.
In 1992, the building was supplemented by an adjoining rectangular tower, taller than the original spiral, designed by the architectural firm of Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects.[18] By that point, the building had become iconic enough that this augmentation of Wright’s original design was itself controversial.
In October 2005, Lisa Dennison, a longtime Guggenheim curator, was appointed director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Dennison resigned in July 2007 to work at the auction house Sotheby’s.
From October 2005 to February 2008, Thomas Krens remained director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, having won a decisive victory over billionaire philanthropist and board member Peter Lewis. A significant contributor to the Guggenheim Foundation, Lewis resigned in 2005 in a dispute with the board over the direction and leadership of the Foundation. Despite this, Krens and Lewis nevertheless continue to agree in describing the building itself as “the most important piece of art in the collection.”
In February 2008, Krens stepped down as the Director of the Guggenheim Foundation, but remains an advisor to the Guggenheim’s international expansion projects. The search for a new Director, who will head both the New York museum and the Foundation was recently completed with the Board’s appointment of Richard Armstrong—formerly director of Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Art—as its fifth director.
Exterior restoration

Guggenheim Museum exterior after the 3-year renovation
Between September 2005 and July 2008, the Guggenheim Museum underwent a significant exterior restoration.
In the first phase of this project, a team of restoration architects, structural engineers, and architectural conservators worked together to create a comprehensive assessment of the building’s current condition that determined the structure to be fundamentally sound. This initial condition assessment included:
the removal of 11 coats of paint from the original surface, revealing hundreds of cracks caused over the years, primarily from seasonal temperature fluctuations
detailed monitoring of the movement of selected cracks over 17 months
impact-echo technology, in which sound waves are sent into the concrete and the rebound is measured in order to locate voids within the walls
extensive laser surveys of the exterior and interior surfaces, believed to be the largest laser model ever compiled
core drilling to gather samples of the original concrete and other construction materials
testing of potential repair materials.
Much of the interior of the building was restored during the 1992 renovation and addition by Gwathmey Siegel and Associates Architects. The 2005–2008 restoration primarily addresses the exterior of the original building and the infrastructure. This includes the skylights, windows, doors, concrete and gunite facades and exterior sidewalk, as well as the climate-control. The goal will be to preserve as much significant historical fabric of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum as possible, while accomplishing necessary repairs and attaining a suitable environment for the building’s continuing use as a museum.[24]On September 22, 2008, friends and supporters of the Guggenheim gathered in New York to mark the completion of the 3-year renovation of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Museum. New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg officiated at the celebration that culminated, just after sunset, with the premiere of artist Jenny Holzer’s tribute For the Guggenheim, a work commissioned in honor of Peter B. Lewis, who was a major benefactor in the Museum restoration project. Other supporters of the $29 million dollar restoration included the Board of Trustees of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, and the Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of New York. Additional support was provided by the State of New York and MAPEI Corporation.The museum was registered as a National Historic Landmark on October 6, 2008.
Significance in popular culture

The Guggenheim interior
The building has become a cultural icon and can be seen widely throughout popular culture. It is featured in Matthew Barney’s The Cremaster Cycle, Bye Bye Birdie, Men in Black, When in Rome, Downtown 81, Ugly Betty and prominently in The International, where a major shootout occurs in the museum. (In fact, a life-size replica of the museum was built for this scene.. The film, Mr. Popper’s Penguins has a sequence where the penguins cause a disturbance entering the museum, wander to the top of the gallery structure and slide down the entire spiral structure to the ground floor. The New Yorker has included the museum multiple times on its cover and cartoons.
The Marvel Comics Guide to New York City (2007) by Peter Sanderson points out that the Guggenheim museum played a part in Daredevil (Marvel Comics), vol. 1, #61 (1970), What If (comics) (featuring Conan the Barbarian), vol. 1, #13 (1979), and Thor (Marvel Comics) #447-48 (1992).
[edit]Works and Process

Works and Process is a series of performances at the Guggenheim begun in 1984 The first season consisted of Philip Glass with Christopher Keene on Akhnaten and Steve Reich and Michael Tilson Thomas on The Desert Music. — at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Hofheim am Taunus Germany — Jon Hammond 17th consecutive year Musikmesse-Session Jazzkeller Hofheim
http://jazzkeller-hofheim.de/e107_plugins/sgallery/gallery.php?view.109.1.1
Jon Hammond Band Youtube Channel
http://www.youtube.com/jonhammondband — at Jazzkeller Hofheim.

Hofheim am Taunus — Totó Giovanni Gulino drums on Jon Hammond Band in Jazzkeller-Hofheim
Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JtoWjSFow0
Jon Hammond’s annual Musikmesse-Session in Jazzkeller Hofheim, here featuring funky Giovanni Gulino breaking it down on Jon Hammond original funk composition “Head Phone” – Jon Hammond Band – Peter Klohmann tenor sax,
Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ
*Note: Congratulations to Jazzkeller Hofheim 53 plus years of history, check out the book, I am honored to be on page 68. Keep the tradition going in Hofheim am Taunus, dankeschoen Jazzkeller Hofheim Team! sincerely, Jon Hammond

Tilden Park Berkeley California — Happy 60th Anniversary to my friends at Redwood Valley Railway! (Real Steam Trains!) – A 5 inch scale, 15 inch gauge steam railway based on narrow gauge railroads of the late 1800s located in Berkeley, California. – Jon Hammond
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redwood_Valley_Railway
The Redwood Valley Railway is a ridable miniature railroad in Tilden Regional Park near Berkeley, California. It was established in 1952 by Erich Thomsen, and has expanded to 1.25 miles of track and over 160,000 passengers a year.
The railroad uses 5″ scale model live steam locomotives on a 15 in (381 mm) narrow gauge track.
Locomotives
The Number 2- An 0-4-0 Gasoline-Hydraulic locomotive “Juniper”
The Number 4- A 2-4-2 Columbia “Laurel”
The Number 5- A 4-4-0 American “Fern”
The Number 7- A 2-6-2 Prairie “Oak”
The Number 11- A 4-6-0 Ten-Wheeler “Sequoia”
Rolling stock
The Redwood Valley Railway maintains a dozen or so wooden gondolas, built similar to those found on 36″ narrow-gauge lines in the American West. The gondolas, equipped with seating for up to eight adults, are the mainstay passenger rolling stock for this operation. The RVRY also owns three stock cars which have been specifically built to carry passengers as well. These are often favorites with small children, although a full-sized adult can comfortably fit inside.
Other equipment includes a boxcar, extra convertible gondolas, which can either haul passengers or satisfy M.O.W. needs.
The RVRy. owns numerous four-wheel maintenance-of-way cars known as “jimmies”, which have specialized uses such as welding, tie replacement, or carrying ballast.
The RVRy. also rosters a single flatcar, built as a high school shop project by one of the crew in the 1970s. This rugged flatcar has seen thousands of uses, and is one of the most versatile cars on the railroad.
Unique among the roster of cars is a coal gondola, once used to carry extra coal for the #4. Coal was used up until the mid-1970s when the #4 was converted to fuel oil. The coal gondola, with its higher sides, is infrequently used. It currently carries a few dozen metal folding chairs for the annual meet.
A favorite with both young and old is the caboose. Based on a D&RGW 36″ gauge prototype, this “short” center cupola caboose has graced the end of most revenue trains for over 30 years.
[edit]Future Projects

Parts for a 2-4-4 Forney and a 2-6-0 exist, but currently remain unassembled. Plans for a second caboose and a lavish, scale (down to the furniture, wallpaper, and bar with tiny glasses) business car are in the works.
As of mid-2010 the boiler for the #13, the aforementioned 2-6-0 has been manufactured. Not to be confused with a visiting GSP&P #13 from the Glenwood Southpark and Pacific.
The #9, a brand-new diesel-hydraulic switching locomotive is in the planning and development stages and should look somewhat similar to the temperamental but faithful #2. The #9 will have a diesel engine instead of a gasoline engine, and will be built as a heavier and more powerful two-axle diesel locomotive, similar to <25ton American industrial locomotives like those found on narrow gauge operations around the country.

Former Locomotives and Rolling Stock

The Number 1 "Cricket" a 12" gauge steam locomotive along with a few 12" gauge cars were sold to the Folsom Valley Ry. in Folsom Ca. — at Redwood Valley Railroad Steam Trains In Tilden Park.

Hollywood California — Jon Hammond and Tommy Denander at ASCAP Expo – http://www.livinginhd.com/hammondcast/blog/2012/04/22/2012_ascap_expo_highlights_hamburg_to_hollywood_via_frankfurt_by_jon_hammond — at Ascap “I Create Music” EXPO.

It’s going on 8.38 in the morning Wolfman Jack! – Jon Hammond — at California Historical Radio Society.

Sea Cliff San Francisco — Nice view from this house! – Jon Hammond — at Sea Cliff San Francisco.

New York NY — Sam Ash Music Store W.48th Street window,
there’s my Hammond XK-3 Organ on display with factory heavy-duty flight case, for a good deal go see John in the Keyboards Dept. – Jon Hammond *same organ on my album NDR SESSIONS Projekt – Behind The Beat Story:
http://behindthebeat.com/2006/05/jon-hammond-the-ndr-sessions-projekt/
Jon Hammond’s “The NDR Sessions Projekt” brings the soulful…See More — at Sam Ash Music Store.

New York NY — The Harlem Blues & Jazz Band playing at special evening Local 802 Musicians Union Birthday Party for Reynold “Zeke” Mullins – with Zeke Mullins piano, Joey Morant trumpet / Karate Expert Instructor, Fred Staton living legend tenor saxophonist, Art Baron trombone, Jackie Williams drums, Michael Max Fleming bass – Special Thanks Dr. Albert Vollmer and Gina Reder – Jon Hammond — at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM.

New York NY — Local 802 Musicians Union Birthday Party for Reynold “Zeke” Mullins great jazz pianist – here on Left is Zeke with drummer Buddy Henry on Right, also Buddy’s birthday either on same or one day different – cake lighting happy birthday! – Jon Hammond — at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM.

New York NY — Local 802 Musicians Union Birthday Party for Reynold “Zeke” Mullins – Jon Hammond’s organ on the bandstand just finished playing – Greg Bandy drums / MC for this special evening here at the cans – JH — at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM.

New York NY — Local 802 Musicians Union Birthday Party for Reynold “Zeke” Mullins – 2 of my all-time favorite musicians / people – jazz pianist extraordinaire Roy Meriwether with main man Bernard Purdie aka Pretty Purdie also-aka The Hit Maker – Jon Hammond — with Bernard Purdie and Bernard Purdie at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM.

New York NY — Local 802 Musicians Union Birthday Party for Reynold “Zeke” Mullins – here we have the great tenor saxophonist Fred Staton and trombonist Art Baron looking on from The Harlem Blues & Jazz Band – spcl. thanks Dr. Al Vollmer & Gina Reder – Jon Hammond — with Art Baron at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM.

Hamamatsu Japan — Suzuki Hall in Suzuki World Headquarters and Factory – Tanaka Koei the great harmonica player and inspirational Suzuki Santa, incredible guy folks! Here with Jon Hammond at the B3mk2 – Mercy Mercy Mercy!
Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0f_cH1U5jc
Mercy Mercy played by Suzuki Artists Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond for President Founder Manji Suzuki and Company in Suzuki Hall at Suzuki World Headquarters in Hamamatsu Japan. 2 camera shoot by S. Ohtaka and Jennifer
Master of Ceremonies Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, Jon Hammond at the new B3mk2 organ and wooden model 3300 high power Leslie Speaker, Koei Tanaka Suzuki harmonica Part 3 of 3 Parts “Mercy Mercy” Funky Blues Style, dynamic duo performance. Special Thanks Mr. H. Ono, Mr. M. Terada, Mr. S. Ohtaka, Mr. Yu Beniya, Tachi Waichiro Tachikawa President M. Suzuki and entire Suzuki Musical Instruments Team, © JH INTL
http://www.HammondCast.com/ — in Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka.

Monday Night Local 802 Jazz Session pics from Jon Hammond 07/16

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150966873892102.400995.558692101

New York NY — Local 802 Monday Night Jazz Session
Serious Jazz’ers seen here either before or after playing with Jon Hammond’s organ in foreground (already played) – 07/16/2012
*seated far end in chair – Buddy Henry (drums), standing white pants – Gabriel Romance (vocals & flute)
standing in yellow shirt – Rudy Sheriff Lawless (drums) *one of my trusted spiritual gudes – JH
Bill (drums)
…See More — with Joe Cangelosi Sr. and Arlington Houston at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM.

Summer Concert Jazzkeller Frankfurt Soon I Will Be Free Jon Hammond Band

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond Band Summer Concert Jazzkeller Frankfurt SOON I WILL BE FREE

http://ia700408.us.archive.org/21/items/JonHammondJonHammondBandSummerConcertJazzkellerFrankfurtSOONIWILLBEFREE/JonHammondBandSummerConcertJazzkellerFrankfurt.m4v

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

Frankfurt Germany — Jon Hammond getting picked up for the gig – Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/jon-hammond-s-59th-birthday-party-musikmesse-warm-up-finale-song-6182466 — at Victoria Hotel Frankfurt

Ulrich Vormehr

Yashko Golembiovsky
Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles (ACA)

Marco Wriedt

Paul Rachman
Director/Producer at Film DIrector – AMERICAN HARDCORE

Harry Petersen
U. of Colorado

Hamburg Germany — Head Phone
Jon Hammond Band Blip TV
http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/head-phone-newessbar-hamburg-jon-hammond-band-6068555

Jon Hammond Band in concert in Newessbar Hamischa – L to R: Lutz Buechner tenor sax, Joe Berger guitar, Heinz Lichius drums, Jon Hammond at Sk1 Hammond organ
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150609337502102&set=a.10150603399857102.376340.558692101 Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b13jUY8WR_A
Newessbar Hamischa Hamburg Get Back In The Groove Tribute to 9/11 Jon Hammond Band
Lutz Buechner tenor sax
Heinz Lichius drums
Joe Berger guitar
Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ
Original composition by Jon Hammond International ASCAP

Thanks Olaf and Roman Kumutat

It’s almost time for the 4 Amigos World Guitar Show again folks, this time in San Mateo CA July 14-15 in the San Mateo County Event Center – photo Marc Baum at last year’s show – Jon Hammond
http://jonhammondband.blogspot.com/2012/01/jam-session-day-1-california-world.html
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150908519762102&set=at.61160682101.82732.558692101

San Francisco CA — Newly renovated famous Golden Gate Park Windmills – Jon Hammond
http://www.golden-gate-park.com/windmills.html

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20110913/WIRE/110919869
San Francisco windmill restoration marks milestone

By ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN FRANCISCO — Crews restoring the Murphy Windmill in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park are celebrating a milestone.

Crowds watch as workers place a 64-ton dome on the historic landmark Murphy windmill during its repair in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. The windmill was constructed in 1905 and is one of the largest windmills in the world. It originally served to irrigate the park. The dome was repaired in Holland. The flags below the American and San Francisco flags are the Dutch and Irish flags.

The windmill’s 68-ton copper dome was placed back on top of the structure on Monday after undergoing nearly a decade of restoration.

The work is part of a multi-million dollar project to bring the six-story windmill, which once pumped water to the rest of the park, back online. Built in 1905, the windmill languished for decades until the restoration work began in 2002.

The project is expected to be completed by the middle of 2012, when the windmill’s sails and gears should be back on and the area around it landscaped.

The project is being funded by public and private money. — at Dutch Windmill

San Francisco CA — The entrance to Baker Beach – Jon Hammond
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baker_Beach
Baker Beach is a public beach on the peninsula of San Francisco, California, U.S.. The beach lies on the shore of the Pacific Ocean to the northwest of the city. It is roughly a half mile (800 m) long, beginning just south of Golden Gate Point (where the Golden Gate Bridge connects with the peninsula), extending southward toward the Seacliff peninsula, the Palace of the Legion of Honor and the Sutro Baths. The northern section of Baker Beach is “frequented by clothing-optional sunbathers”. As such it is considered a nude beach.History
Baker Beach is part of the Presidio, which was a military base from the founding of San Francisco by the Spanish in 1812 until 1997. In 1904, it was fortified with disappearing gun installations known as Battery Chamberlin, which can still be viewed today. When the Presidio was decommissioned as a U.S. Army base, it became part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which is administered by the National Park Service.
From 1986 to 1990, the north end of Baker Beach was the original site of the Burning Man art festival. In 1990, park police allowed participants to raise the traditional large statue but not to set it on fire, since the beach enforces a limit on the size of any campfires. Subsequent Burning Man events have taken place in Black Rock Desert, Nevada.
A fatal shark attack occurred on Baker Beach on May 7, 1959[5] when 18-year old Albert Kogler Jr. was attacked by a great white shark while he was 15 feet deep in water. This was the only shark attack recorded on Baker Beach.
Large outcrops of serpentine cliffs occur along the Pacific coast near Baker Beach. When rising from the land surface, serpentine produces a low-calcium, high-magnesium soil that can allow for rare species of plants to develop in the vicinity. This may explain the presence of Hesperolinon congestum (the Marin Dwarf Flax, a threatened plant) in surrounding areas — at Baker Beach.

Baker Beach – Jon Hammond

Musikmesse Frankfurt — Barrie Freeman of Hammond Suzuki UK & Jon Hammond – I’ve been to 26 Musikmesse’s (consecutively) but Barrie’s got me beat! – JH
http://www.hammondorgan.co.uk/ Hammond Organ UK FaceBook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hammond-Organ-UK/284971118200473
*Michael Michael Falkenstein takin’ care of biz by the organ http://hammond.de/ Germany
http://www.HammondCast.com/ — with Michael Falkenstein and Barrie Freeman at Musikmesse Frankfurt

Moscow Russia — Ed Zizak taking a killer solo on my Theme Song “Late Rent”
Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOMLzIdc82g
Jon Hammond Trio in Moscow Russia with Igor Butman tenor sax Eduard Zizak drums Jon Hammond organ, full power Late Rent break song with
amazing psychedelic solo from Eduard on James and Wess Blues dedicated to organist Jimmy Smith. Special thanks Faina Cobham, Hammond Suzuki, Camera: Jennifer http://www.jonhammondband.com/ — with Ed Zizak at Verkhnjaja Radishchevskaya St. 21 Moscow Russia

Vadim Eilenkrig
Moscow, Russia

Севастьянов Дмитрий
Moscow, Russia

Алексей Беккер
Гнес

1976 Honda Civic CVCC my very first brand-new car – Jon Hammond *wearing one of my custom Panama Hats from Arthur at Hand The Hatter of Boston Combat Zone
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Combat Zone Boston MA — Hand The Hatter, Arthur was one of the greatest hatters of all times. I had all my hats custom made by him when I was playing Hammond organ 7 nights a week in the Zone – at World Famous 2 O’Clock Club, Picadilly, Mouse Trap and some of the other ‘continuous adult entertainment’ clubs back in the 70’s – Jon Hammond
http://www.csmonitor.com/1988/1011/rhat.html
By David Holmstrom, Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor / October 11, 1988

Boston
IT’S a hot day on LaGrange Street. Across from the gaudy Club New Orleans, on the shady side of this street in Boston’s notorious “combat zone,” Arthur Stephens takes a small paring knife out of his pocket. He carefully cuts through the black threads of time. “Six and seven-eighths,” he says quietly. In his hand is a beige man’s hat. No measuring, no guessing the size. He knows hats, this hat, any hat. The knife cuts the threads holding the old, black hatband. It falls to the floor.

“This is a good beaver hat,” says Mr. Stephens, twirling it over the knuckles of one hand. He will spend the next hour or so in loving restoration of another man’s favorite hat.

For 54 years, inside a narrow LaGrange Street shop darkened by time and steam, and filled with the rakishness of hats on pegs everywhere, Stephens has plied the almost forgotten art of a hatter. Like a poet polishing verbs, Stephens makes, restores, and repairs fine hats. During the half-century he has been motivated by the axiom “A man doesn’t looked dressed unless he wears a hat.”

“My sisters were hat trimmers,” he says proudly, ready to nurture just about any stained, drooping hat into new sheen and bearing. “My father was a hatter, and my brothers were hatters, too. See, I like what I’m doing. You gotta like what you’re doing. I’m 80 going on 81.

Arthur Stephens is the only bona fide, art-for-the-sake-of-art hatter left in Boston. Once there were dozens. Ernesto Marrone has been a customer for 10 years. “You can’t get this kind of service anywhere else,” he says, “not even in New York. I wear hats because I grew up in an old Italian neighborhood where hats were customary.”

Long before Stephens bought the shop on LaGrange, a man named Hand first opened it on a downtown Boston street. The year was 1860, the year Abraham Lincoln was elected President, and Mr. Hand proclaimed his shop “Hand the Hatter.”

The shop thrived down one century to another, satisfying Bostonian gentlemen who wore homburgs, panamas, top hats, trilbies, derbys, westerns, fedoras, and even boaters. And when the young and ambitious Stephens bought the shop in 1934, he kept the name.

Today, above the door, slightly weathered and melancholy, a black-and-white sign still says, “Hand the Hatter.”

The small shop window – protected by a steel grate – is so dusty and gray there is no seeing through it. One step up and through the open door and into the musty shop, and you have entered a time warp sliced from a faded calendar, circa 1930, with hats, hats, and more hats.

“You walk in here and say, `How come all this junk is here?”’ says Stephens, a small man with rounded shoulders and a gruff, sentimental voice. “But everything is ready for any kind of hat. You never know when you’re going to use this stuff.”

“This stuff” lying about is a Noah’s ark of the hatter’s craft. Shelves and tables full of wooden hat blocks, shelves full of wooden flanges to shape brims, a 40-year-old hissing copper boiler (steam for steaming the hats), ancient cans of “luring” grease (to bring out the sheen of hats), an old “ironing” machine that heats and shapes the crown of hat while it spins slowly on a block, and off in one corner a bulbous, heated “sand” machine (a flannel bag filled with heated beach sand) to lower over a hat on a flange to shape or reshape the brim.
“I used to work until 2 in the morning,” says Stephens, recalling the heady, quicker pace of the 1930s. “Saturdays, Sundays. I’d go out to eat, take a shower at a hotel, come back here, and go to work again. I could knock off maybe 40 to 50 hats a day. Today if I do eight or 10 I’m doing a big day’s work.”

Stephens acknowledges that it was probably a hatless President named John Kennedy who helped take the steam out of the men’s hat business. That and all the vets returning from World War II as men who refused to wear hats anymore. Add the long hair of men in the 1960s, and hats had a dim future.

“Kennedy didn’t wear a hat,” says Stephens, “and everybody stopped wearing them. Men are wearing all different kinds of hats now, but still not like they used to. Do I wear hats? Sure. I keep a couple in my car.”

He pauses by the ironing machine, watching the blocked brown hat turning as the hot “iron” moves automatically and slowly around it, squeaking all the way. On a shelf a fan pushes the hot air around.

His voice lowers. “Way back I made hats for Jimmy Durante,” he says. “His valet used to come here and get them. He’d say, `Jimmy needs a couple of hats,’ and I’d know just what he wanted. Basil Rathbone used to buy hats from me, too.”

A new hat from Stephens will cost from $125 to $150. A restoration begins about $20 and often ends there, no matter how long it takes. “I never really check the time, to tell you the truth,” he says. “I like the work, and when it’s done, it’s done.”

In the late afternoon a customer of 35 years comes in: a stocky, older man named Mitch with a straw hat needing the brim smoothed and stiffened. Stephens repairs the hat in minutes, using the sand machine and some deftly applied glue.

“I bought my first custom-made hat here in 1950,” says Mitch, standing at the small counter near an enormous old cash register with a hand crank. “I got one he made me a few years ago, and a couple of others,” says Mitch. He says he would like another, a light gray this time.

He and Stephens strike an accord. A price of $85, with $40 down. Stephens fills out an order. Mitch peels off two $20 bills on the counter. “I don’t want you pushing yourself,” he says to Stephens. They both laugh and agree that three weeks should be long enough to fashion the hat. They shake hands. Mitch says warmly, “I need you. Don’t push yourself on this.”

Minutes later, a young man in a leather vest and tie enters and picks up a custom-made hat, a tan, narrow-brimmed trilby. Stephens packs the hat in a new Stetson hat box and tosses in a cluster of small red and yellow feathers for the hatband. When the young man leaves, Stephens says: “If you’re any kind of a businessman, you throw a man a few feathers.”

Late in the afternoon he sits in one of the four old chairs just inside the front door in a pensive mood. “These are all old customers now,” he says quietly. “They know I won’t sell them a bad hat. If I had said a $100 for the hat, Mitch would have paid it. No arguments.” — at Combat Zone

Combat Zone Boston MA — Hand The Hatter, Arthur was one of the greatest hatters of all times. I had all my hats custom made by him when I was playing Hammond organ 7 nights a week in the Zone – at World Famous 2 O’Clock Club, Picadilly, Mouse Trap and some of the other ‘continuous adult entertainment’ clubs back in the 70’s – Jon Hammond
http://www.csmonitor.com/1988/1011/rhat.html
By David Holmstrom, Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor / October 11, 1988

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Jon Hammond and Swiss Chris in the diner with special edition Vic Firth drumsticks

May 16, 2012

New York, NY — Jon Hammond and Swiss Chris in the diner with special edition Swiss Chris Vic Firth drumsticks

New York NY — Jon Hammond and Swiss Chrisin the diner
holding special Swiss Chris edition Vic Firth drumsticks
Check them out at 2012 Winter NAMM Mercy Mercy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvjqYJ6F0WU
First time to NAMM Show – Suzuki Harmonica artist KOEI TANAKA from Tokyo Japanhttp://www.tanakakoei.com/ with JOE BERGER aka The Berger-Meister on guitar through Leslie G37 guitar combo amp, SWISS CHRIS getting down with custom Vic Firth drum sticks only on practice pad for low volume trade show performance with JON HAMMOND at Sk1 Hammond combo organ
 — with Swiss Chris atTimes Square NYC.

Swiss Chris, Sticking, Vic Firth, Drumsticks, Diner, New York City, Jon Hammond, Super funky

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: White Onions 2012 Musikmesse Warm Up Party Jon Hammond Band

http://archive.org/details/WhiteOnions2012MusikmesseWarmUpPartyJonHammondBand

Special guest Lee Oskar harmonica

Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ, Tony Lakatos P.Mauriat tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Gulino drums, Lee Oskar harp

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/white-onions-2012-musikmesse-warm-up-party-jon-hammond-band-6141867

YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Erm1jEvuN0Y

Jon Hammond’s Annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt
“White Onions” by Jon Hammond, special guest Lee Oskar harmonica,
Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar,
Jon Hammond at Sk1 Hammond organ / bass
special thanks Thomas Eich TecAmp – 2 x 12″ Neodymium Speakers with TecAmp power amp on my organ
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My first brand new car, it was a 1976 Honda Civic CVCC Hatchback. It cost me $3,650 right off the showroom floor and came with an AM radio, crank windows, the car boogied!

Jon Hammond playing his Cordovox Super V

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Legendary Jam Of The Year Band Little Wing Hendrix Tribute Musikmesse

http://archive.org/details/LegendaryJamOfTheYearBandLittleWingHendrixTributeMusikmesse

YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wcy1arOJrRQ

2012 Frankfurt Musikmesse backstage at the big Agora Stage just seconds before going on the bandstand in concert with Tommy Denander’s Allstar band, with footage from the concert of Hendrix tribute playing Little Wing with these great musicians:
“The legendary Jam-of-the Year Band” with Bobby Kimball (TOTO), Tommy Denander (guitar player, e.g. for Michael Jackson), Bruce Gaitsch (guitar player, e.g. for Richard Marx), Chuck Plaisance vocals, Curt Bisquera (drummer, e.g. for Tina Turner) und Jekko S. Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ, Zlatko Jimmy Kresic keys, Pi TTi Hecht percussion
* Special thanks Wolfgang Luecke Frankfurt Messe, GEWA Music, Ralf J. Richter aka Jackson and Team for incredible stage support and Ralph Heinrich for the fantastic board mix, dankeschoen! sincerely, Jon Hammond
http://www.HammondCast.com

musikmesse, jam of year band, tommy denander, agora stage, wolfgang luecke, hammond sk1, jimi hendrix, little wing

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/legendary-jam-of-the-year-band-little-wing-hendrix-tribute-musikmesse-6138934

Frankfurt Germany — Hammond Suzuki Sk1 Organ Stage Keyboard is awarded 2 top prizes MIPA Keyboard of The Year – Jon Hammond reporting

Michael Falkenstein *here with MIPA Award gave acceptance speech in English, nice job Michael!

Product Award Tastenwelt Keyboard of The Year Stageorgeln from Thilo M. Kramny and Karl Stechl of PPVMEDIEN GmbH
held high by Siem Lassche as Jennifer Schiele Michael Falkenstein (pointing) of Hammond Suzuki Europe Germany and Dirk Mertens of HS Europe look on

L to R: in Messe Frankfurt Congress Centrum: Michael Falkenstein, Dirk Mertens, Siem Lassche, Yu Beniya Suzuki Musical Instruments – photo by Jon Hammond

Malc Deakin Hammond Suzuki UK expertly plays the B3mk2 + 3300W high-power Leslie at Hammond Stand 2012 Musikmesse – photo by Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond with award winning Hammond Sk1

Jon Hammond played the Hammond Sk1 daily on Agora Stage with Tommy Denander all star “Legendary Jam Of The Year” Band
*Photos by Milena Broniowska

Jon Hammond backing vocalist Chuck Plaisance on Jimi Hendrix’ Little Wing

Jon Hammond and Tommy Denander

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Tommy Denander Movie – Interview and Concert 2012 Musikmesse

http://archive.org/details/TommyDenanderMovie-InterviewAndConcert2012Musikmesse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bv635mBEmE4

Tommy Denander guitarist extraordinaire, producer and recording artist on more than 2000 hit records here in backstage interview with Jon Hammond organist and host of HammondCast and long-time NYC cable TV show The Jon Hammond Show, also Bobby Kimball of Toto! This interview happened at 2012 Frankfurt Musikmesse backstage at the big Agora Stage just seconds before going on the bandstand in concert with Tommy’s Allstar band, with footage from the concert of Hendrix tribute with musicians „The legendary Jam-of-the Year”-band with Bobby Kimball (TOTO), Tommy Denander (guitar player, e.g. for Michael Jackson), Bruce Gaitsch (guitar player, e.g. for Richard Marx), Chuck Plaisance vocals, Curt Bisquera (drummer, e.g. for Tina Turner) und Jekko S. Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ, Jimmy Kresic keys, Pitti Hecht percussion http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Denander Tommy explains his VGS signature guitars with special fret design with Evertune bridge and the True Temperament fretting system. Special thanks Wolfgang Luecke Frankfurt Messe, GEWA Music, Ralf J. Richter aka Jackson and Team for incredible stage support and Ralph Heinrich for the fantastic board mix, dankeschoen! sincerely, Jon Hammond http://www.hammondCast.com

http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/tommy-denander-movie-interview-and-concert-2012-musikmesse-6049823

http://vimeo.com/39257332


Tommy Denander Movie – Interview and Concert 2012 Musikmesse from Jon Hammond on Vimeo.
special thanks “Tachi” Waichiro Tachikawa, Yu Beniya, Taki Manager Product Development Suzuki Musical Instruments Team,
sincerely, Jon Hammond

Sk1 in action with Jon Hammond

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Head Phone Newessbar Hamburg Jon Hammond Band

http://archive.org/details/HeadPhoneNewessbarHamburgJonHammondBand

Large Size Head Phone Newessbar Hamburg Jon Hammond Band

Jon Hammond Band in Hamburg at Newessbar performing funky original composition “Head Phone”
Lutz Buechner tenor sax
Heinz Lichius drums
Joe Berger guitar
Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ and bass
Special thanks Roman Kumutat sound engineer, Olaf Gödecke, Knut Benzner NDR Radio, Jens Borgmann and Sabine Borgmann Route 66 Hamburg *see Jon’s T-Shirt http://www.HammondCast.com

Route 66 Hamburg LINK

Borgmann KG – Kfz Meisterbetrieb
Kieler Straße 271, D-22525 Hamburg

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JON HAMMOND Instruments: Organ, Accordion, Piano, Guitar Attended: Berklee College of Music 1974 Languages: English, German *Jon is currently Host of daily CBS radio program HammondCast on KYOU & KYCY 1550 AM, 7 days a week at 4AM PST. *Performing solo in Hospitals, Nursing Homes regularly. Bandleader for annual overseas dates for over 20 years. *Musician: Jon Hammond is one of the premier B3 PLAYERS in the world. Jon has played professionally since age 12. Beginning as a solo accordionist, he later played Hammond B3 organ in a number of important San Francisco bands. His all original group HADES opened shows for Tower of Power, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Michael Bloomfield. Eddie Money and Barry Finnerty became musical associates. Moving East he attended Berklee College of Music and played venues as diverse as Boston’s “Combat Zone” in the striptease clubs during the ’70’s and the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod, where he was house organist with Lou Colombo.

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