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AUDIO: Jon Hammond’s Afternoon Slide hammondcast 40

May 18, 2015

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: Jon Hammond’s Afternoon Slide hammondcast 40

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondHammondCast40_0

HammondCast 40
HammondCast 40 Jon Hammond’s “HammondCast 40” for KYOU/KYCY 1550 AM “Jon Hammond’s Afternoon Slide”, introducing for the first time: “Lazy Larry” Fredson, HammondCast’s “Sports Authority” with LAZY LARRY’S OAKLAND A’s REPORT beaming in from Beantown MA! Also music from Jon’s albums “Late Rent” and official new release of “NDR SESSIONS Projekt” on the Ham-Berger-Friz Records label. Jon Hammond is a member of Local 802 & Local 6 Musicians Union and ASCAP Composer/Publisher *Official Site: http://www.HammondCast.com 45 minutes.

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Topics Hammond Organ, Accordion, Jazz, Blues, Oakland A’s, Hamburg, New York, San Francisco, KYOU/KYCY, HammondCast, Jon Hammond

Breaking Suzuki Musical Instruments Hammond Global News – REPORT http://www.suzuki-music.co.jp/hammond/index.html

Frankfurt Germany — Thanks very much Kiyota Yamauchi​ for showing me some absolutely astounding performances on Suzuki Melodions​ on iPad! – Jon Hammond​ – musikmesse​
2015年3月20日
メロディオンフェスティバルin東京(1/24)ダイジェスト映像公開中!
2015年3月12日
【4月12日 (日)】 ハモンドサウンドキャラバン 2015 in 大阪 開催!
2015年1月14日
ハモンドSKシリーズ特設ページ「音色ライブラリ」に【Pf & Symphonic Strings】を追加しました。
http://www.suzukiharmonicaworld.com/
Apple iTunes HammondCast FEED Official
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/jon-hammond-band-official/id352184978?mt=2

Report from Hamamatsu Japan この日は何故なのかトリプルブッキング。プライベートで日本に立ち寄られ Jon Hammond

http://www.suzuki-music.co.jp/hammond/new/101207/index.htm

たジョン・ハモンドさん、日本ツアーを終えて帰国前の敦賀明子さん。そして、これもまた関西からの帰路に立ち寄られた田中光栄さん。何の脈絡もなく集まった3人にアフターファイブコンサートをお願いしてしまったのはスズキ楽器貿易の北米担当者だった。

 ジョン・ハモンドさんはショービジネスの表舞台に出てくることは少ないが、フランクフルトメッセでは25年、ナムショーでもレギュラーのように演奏されているエンドーサーである。今回も鈴木会長に唯会いたいという一念で来日された律儀なお人柄です。

L to R: Mr. M. Terada, Jon Hammond, Yu Beniya

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http://archive.org/details/JonHammondTheJonHammondShowSk1DebutMNNTV

The Jon Hammond Show Sk1 MNN TV World Debut of the new stage keyboard organ from Hammond Suzuki world’s first road test with Jon Hammond Band in Germany during the International Musikmesse Frankfurt. Jon’s annual Musikmesse-Session celebrating 25 consecutive years with live concert in Jazzkeller Hofheim.
Jon Hammond – Sk1 Hammond organ
Joe Berger – guitar
Giovanni Gulino – drums
Peter Klohmann – tenor saxophone
as seen on Jon’s long-running cable TV program The Jon Hammond Show on MNN TV in New York City 28th year HammondCast.com

The inside of my 1965 Hammond B3 organ – you can see the top secret black mod box built for me by Bill Beer (R.I.P.) of Keyboard Products Los Angeles California

– it’s got Bill’s telephone number right on it: 213-387-2205 Unfortunately can’t reach Bill on that number any longer, Jon Hammond

My 1965 Hammond B3 organ with special mods by Bill Beer (R.I.P.) of Keyboard Products

– Jon Hammond
Youtube http://youtu.be/V98fwDJSHWw
Presented by City Hall San Francisco & Local 6: JON HAMMOND Band on front lawn of the beautiful SF City Hall during lunch hour free concert. JON HAMMOND at the B3 Organ along with Harvey Wainapel tenor, Steve Campos flugel horn, Barry Finnerty gtr. & James Preston drms. of Sons of Champlin band playing JH Band original “Nu Funk” (Hip Hop Chitlins). *Note: Jon’s organ bench fell out of the truck on Polk St. (was recovered) One of Jon’s famous sayings: “It’s easier to find an Organ with no Bench than a Bench without an Organ”!

Encore! Jon Hammond Band in Jazzkeller Hofheim
L to R: Heinz Lichius, Joe Berger, Rainer Heute, Jon Hammond

Congratulations everybody on the 80th Anniversary of the invention of the Hammond organ – first commercial model was the model A

I owned one that actually had Neon Lights installed under both keyboards and over the pedal board – it is in the photo here where

I’m playing a Cordovox Super V – the model A is in back of me – Jon Hammond

Here I am with the more modern famous Model B3 and 2 Leslie Speakers – Jon Hammond

This is the inside of the very same 1965 Hammond B3 organ – with a few very special custom modifications by the late great

Bill Beer of Keyboard Products Los Angeles CA

Custom Inputs:

You can see some of the custom modifications Bill Beer installed in my B3 organ

more mods by Bill Beer Keyboard Products

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

MTD USA and Kingston – Bass & Guitar by Michael Tobias Design mtd on the scene at musikmesse with TecAmp
https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/posts/10152734102482102?pnref=story

https://www.facebook.com/MTDBassUSA

– Bass Player’s Gear and THC Amplification, basso profundo in Halle 4.0! – Jon Hammond
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/125776199

Youtube https://youtu.be/FFp1OetGarM

TecAmp THC Amplification musikmesse stand 4.0, H06 #musikmesse2015 Duo session live on the floor with Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ and Joe Berger guitar – Jon’s organ is powered by TecAmp and Joe plays TV Jones guitar through THC amp – special thanks Thomas Eich, Glenn Kawamoto, Peter Paul van Kouteren – next stop: Summer NAMM Nashville http://www.HammondCast.com #musikmesse2015

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1236023

Jon Hammond HammondCast Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/vb.558692101/10152732762952102/?type=3&theater

#HammondOrgan #Accordion Jazz, Blues, Oakland A’s, Hamburg, New York, San Francisco, KYOU/KYCY, HammondCast, Jon Hammond, Lazy Larry, Musicians Union, Local 6, Local 802

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Jon Hammond Show MNN TV Channel 1 01/17/2015

January 15, 2015

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond Show MNN TV Channel 1 01/17/2015

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260117

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/116906861

Jon Hammond Show MNN TV Channel 1 01/17/2015 from Jon Hammond on Vimeo.

Youtube http://youtu.be/aMuTGIapBkI

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1206519

Jon Hammond Show MNN Cable Access Channel 1 broadcast for 01/17/2015 JEN jazz education network conference with keynote speaker Herbie Hancock JON at JEN, James Brown & Michael Falkenstein with original music from Michael and Jon Hammond on HammondCast radio program KYOU Radio and never before seen images with Michael and the late great James Brown God Father of Soul, Blues Extravaganza Jon Hammond Band performing on Jon’s annual musikmesse-Session in Jazzkeller Hofheim in Hofheim am Taunus Germany – broadcast for MNN TV Channel 1 community channel cable access and streaming worldwide ©JON HAMMOND International http://www.HammondCast.com 

#JEN15 JON at JEN Jon Hammond at 6th Annual The Jazz Education Network Conference in San Diego California with Keynote Speaker JEN Honoree Herbie Hancock and dozens of top high school and university ensembles performing with special guest artists including Wayne Bergeron, John Beasley, Bob Mintzer, and many of the original IAJE board members. Also Exhibits with instrument manufacturers and their reps on hand with instruments to try out along with the Universities who offer the top Jazz education programs, publications, tour planners – welcome to the World of Jazz Education Network! – Jon Hammond – Member AF of M Local 802, Local 6 / ASCAP Host of The Jon Hammond Show MNN TV Channel 1 Theme Song “LATE RENT” ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP— with Herbie Hancock and Jon Hammond at Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego.


Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2etle0_jon-hammond-show-mnn-tv-channel-1-01-17-2015_music

Jon Hammond Funk Unit – Jon Hammond Funk Unit –

https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2015/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit

Performance Info
Set Time:
Friday, January 23, 2015 – 12:00pm to 12:40pm
Location/Stage:
Anaheim C.C.
CenterStage
Artist Info
Joe Berger: Guitar/Guitarist
Dom Famularo: Drums/Drummer
Alex Budman: Tenor Saxopohone/Saxophonist
Koei Tanaka: Harmonica
Jon Hammond: Organ / Leader

Genre:
Rock
Website:
http://www.jonhammondband.com
Facebook:
http://facebook.com/jonhammondband

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Dom Famularo Feature On Jon Hammond Band NAMM Show Jon’s archive: https://archive.org/details/DomFamularoFeatureOnJonHammondBandNAMMShow1 On the Youtube http://youtu.be/0656E-IWDn8

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

Youtube http://youtu.be/S4fht3jrT5s

Frankfurt Germany — Tommy Denander Jam Band with the late great drummer Ricky Lawson paying tribute to Jimi Hendrix on the Agora Stage at Frankfurt musikmesse – from organist Jon Hammond



http://www.HammondCast.com/ — with Tommy Denander

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

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=940444542651010

Youtube http://youtu.be/eKZ8vQGJq8Y

Jon Hammond’s composition “Get Back in The Groove” very special performance Jon Hammond Band in Jazzkeller Frankfurt Jon’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party with many close friends in attendance – Tony Lakatos on tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, special guest Lee Oskar harmonica, Jon Hammond organ / bass

http://www.HammondCast.com/
Special thanks Pmauriat Albest PMauriat Saxophones, TecAmp TecAmp – Bass Player’s Gear — with Joe Berger, Tony Lakatos, Jon Hammond, Lee Oskar, Giovanni Totò Gulino, Pmauriat Albest, P.Mauriat Saxophones and Lee Oskar at Jazzkeller.

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1190341

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2asgsa_get-back-in-the-groove-jon-hammond-band_music

MNN, Cable Access, JON at JEN, Jazz Education Network, Herbie Hancock, Mary Jo Papich, ASCAP Composer, Jon Hammond, Blues Music, Hammond Organ, Associated Musicians, New York, Local 802

Part 4: Conversations with Harold Channer and Jon Hammond MNN TV

September 28, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Part 4: Conversations with Harold Channer and Jon Hammond MNN TV

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondConversationsWithHaroldChannerPt4JonHammondInterview

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-678655

Harold Hudson Channer and Jon Hammond in conversation

*WATCH VIDEO: Conversations With Harold Channer Part 4 Jon Hammond Interview http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondConversationsWithHaroldChannerPt4JonHammondInterview Hear Jon Hammond telling Harold Hudson Channer about his days playing Hammond organ nightly in the strip tease clubs in Boston Combat Zone in the mafia clubs as house organist at World Famous 2 O’Clock Club run by mobsters like Teddy Venus and Louie Venus the Venus Brothers. Just back from performing and presenting a Key Note Presentation in Melbourne Australia Ringwood Victoria at Bernies Music Land. Jon brought back a classic Akubra Australian Hat and recorded an album with drummer Michael Jordan LIVE AT BERNIES http://www.amazon.com/Live-At-Bernies-Jon-Hammond/dp/B003K7TMWM and a segment of Jon Hammond Band live in Jazzkeller Frankfurt with introduction by club owner Eugen Hahn featuring Jon’s lineup of Joe Berger guitar, Kevin James Mauder tenor saxophone, Heinz Lichius drums and Jon Hammond at the organ
Jon Hammond with Akubra Hat from Australia
Eugen Hahn introducing Jon Hammond Band at Jazzkeller Frankfurt
Harold Hudson Channer and Jon Hammond in conversation
Jon Hammond new touring rig with Hammond Sk1 organ, EXP-50 Expression Pedal, Italian keyboard stand by Bespeco, Flight Case by Gator cases, Kart-A-Bag Super 600 wheels
Jon and Harold looking at the in-studio monitor in studios of MNN TV on W. 59th St. in New York City
Conversations Pt 4 Harold Channer and Jon Hammond
Jon Hammond Band onstage at Jazzkeller Frankfurt with Kevin James Mauder tenor sax, Heinz Lichius drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at XB-2 Hammond organ
Live At Bernies Jon Hammond (Artist) | Format: Audio CD
Wonderful live recording of Hammond Organ with drums.This classic organ club format was at its zenith in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Live at Bernies captures this unique feel and sound, with the internationally recognized hands of Jon Hammond and Michael Jordan providing expert renditions of many classic favorites. This crystal clear live recording sounds like you have an Organ Lounge in your living room! The performances are excellent and Jon displays his great experience and demonstrates the capabilities of the Digital New B3. The natural live feel is very refreshing. Jon Hammond on iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/jon-hammond/id4308313 Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=569f9Nz0gns Music News Brought To You By Jon Hammond on CONVERSATIONS WITH HAROLD HUDSON CHANNER on MNNTV Intelligent Relevant Television Talk Harold Channer is a talk-show host on public access television network Manhattan Neighborhood Network, or MNN. He is the longest-running producer for the network, having done over 2,200 interviews over 40 years. Speaking here with Jon Hammond *WATCH THE VIDEO: 10 Years Later Tribute To Victims of 9/11 Jon Hammond Band Get Back In The Groove http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammond_TributetoVictimsof9_11_JONHAMMONDBand TONY LAKATOS-tenor sax HEINZ LICHIUS-drums JOE BERGER-guitar JON HAMMOND-XB-2 Organ/Bass *at JAZZKELLER Frankfurt *Note: Special Thanks … all » EUGEN HAHN-Jazzkeller *Camera by: JENNIFER “Tribute to 9/11” (Get Back in the Groove) composed by JON HAMMOND © ASCAP www.JonHammondBand.com 10 Years Later, Tribute To Victims of 9/11, Jon Hammond Band, Soul Music, Jazz, Blues, Organ, Musikmesse, Frankfurt, New York, Get Back In The Groove ASCAP Audio Portrait http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzRVyWFhkek Fleet Week Air Show Surprise Appearance UAL 747 Jumbo Fly-by and music by Jon Hammond
Fleet Week Air Show Surprise Appearance UAL 747 Jumbo Fly-by and music by Jon Hammond

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:

Fleet Week Air Show Surprise Appearance UAL 747 Jumbo Fly-by and music by Jon Hammond

http://ia700200.us.archive.org/18/items/JonHammondFleetWeek2010AirShowvideoandmusicbyJonHammond/FleetWeek2010AirShow.m4v

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

Full High Definition Version:
Awesome Funky Jazz Tribute to Cannonball NDR Horns feature on Jon Hammond Band Auster Bar Jazz Series concert Hamburg Eimsbüttel.

Welcome Knut Benzner – NDR Redaktion!

NDR Horns on Jon Hammond Band: L to R Michael Leuschner t., Lutz Büchner t.s., Fiete Felsch a.s.

Funky Heinz Lichius drums, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor, Friedrich Fiete Felsch alto, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass

– special thanks Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera, this concert was filmed in High Definition

Nicolai in the middle – drums on Peter and Siggi’s Haus Party previous day, nice job Nicolai! L to R Joe Berger, Jon Hammond, Nicolai Ditsch

– Frank Blume, Torsten Wendt

– Knut Benzner NDR Redaktion

Jon Hammond with NDR Mobile Broadcast Unit

– Musik Rotthoff support –

Gideon Schier / Baltic Soul Weekender in the Haus!

Youtube http://youtu.be/9P8yZiXgWfI

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1169090

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x25nqyv_awesome-funky-jazz-tribute-to-cannonball-ndr-horns-jon-hammond-band_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook Full High Definition https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=898080803554051

http://www.HammondCast.com/ – at Auster Bar Hamburg Eimsbüttel

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

Jon Hammond and Joe Berger In-store performance in the legendary Hamburg music shop ‘Musik Rotthoff’

– world-renowned for having sold The Beatles their most famous guitars and musical equipment and also supplied the equipment for The Star Club, Top Ten Club and still going strong as a supplier of both new and rare vintage instruments, amplification, sound reinforcement, lighting and all accessories – located in St. Pauli Hamburg Germany http://www.musik-rotthoff.de/ – Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars – Jon Hammond is playing Hammond Sk1 organ made by Suzuki Musical Instruments – special thanks to Hr. Claus-Dieter Rotthoff and his son Maik Rotthoff – JH

Claus-Dieter Rotthoff and his son Maik Rotthoff in shop – photo by Jon Hammond

Youtube http://youtu.be/j_KO0d2VF54

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1166733

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/104894115

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=891294470899351&set=vb.133709526657853&type=3&theater

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

Part 4, Conversations, Harold Hudson Channer, Jon Hammond, Cable Access TV, Jazz Organ, Funky Jazz, Musicians Union, Local 802, New York

Part 4: Conversations with Harold Channer and Jon Hammond MNN TV

September 28, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Part 4: Conversations with Harold Channer and Jon Hammond MNN TV

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondConversationsWithHaroldChannerPt4JonHammondInterview

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-678655

Harold Hudson Channer and Jon Hammond in conversation

*WATCH VIDEO: Conversations With Harold Channer Part 4 Jon Hammond Interview http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondConversationsWithHaroldChannerPt4JonHammondInterview Hear Jon Hammond telling Harold Hudson Channer about his days playing Hammond organ nightly in the strip tease clubs in Boston Combat Zone in the mafia clubs as house organist at World Famous 2 O’Clock Club run by mobsters like Teddy Venus and Louie Venus the Venus Brothers. Just back from performing and presenting a Key Note Presentation in Melbourne Australia Ringwood Victoria at Bernies Music Land. Jon brought back a classic Akubra Australian Hat and recorded an album with drummer Michael Jordan LIVE AT BERNIES http://www.amazon.com/Live-At-Bernies-Jon-Hammond/dp/B003K7TMWM and a segment of Jon Hammond Band live in Jazzkeller Frankfurt with introduction by club owner Eugen Hahn featuring Jon’s lineup of Joe Berger guitar, Kevin James Mauder tenor saxophone, Heinz Lichius drums and Jon Hammond at the organ
Jon Hammond with Akubra Hat from Australia
Eugen Hahn introducing Jon Hammond Band at Jazzkeller Frankfurt
Harold Hudson Channer and Jon Hammond in conversation
Jon Hammond new touring rig with Hammond Sk1 organ, EXP-50 Expression Pedal, Italian keyboard stand by Bespeco, Flight Case by Gator cases, Kart-A-Bag Super 600 wheels
Jon and Harold looking at the in-studio monitor in studios of MNN TV on W. 59th St. in New York City
Conversations Pt 4 Harold Channer and Jon Hammond
Jon Hammond Band onstage at Jazzkeller Frankfurt with Kevin James Mauder tenor sax, Heinz Lichius drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at XB-2 Hammond organ
Live At Bernies Jon Hammond (Artist) | Format: Audio CD
Wonderful live recording of Hammond Organ with drums.This classic organ club format was at its zenith in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Live at Bernies captures this unique feel and sound, with the internationally recognized hands of Jon Hammond and Michael Jordan providing expert renditions of many classic favorites. This crystal clear live recording sounds like you have an Organ Lounge in your living room! The performances are excellent and Jon displays his great experience and demonstrates the capabilities of the Digital New B3. The natural live feel is very refreshing. Jon Hammond on iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/jon-hammond/id4308313 Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=569f9Nz0gns Music News Brought To You By Jon Hammond on CONVERSATIONS WITH HAROLD HUDSON CHANNER on MNNTV Intelligent Relevant Television Talk Harold Channer is a talk-show host on public access television network Manhattan Neighborhood Network, or MNN. He is the longest-running producer for the network, having done over 2,200 interviews over 40 years. Speaking here with Jon Hammond *WATCH THE VIDEO: 10 Years Later Tribute To Victims of 9/11 Jon Hammond Band Get Back In The Groove http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammond_TributetoVictimsof9_11_JONHAMMONDBand TONY LAKATOS-tenor sax HEINZ LICHIUS-drums JOE BERGER-guitar JON HAMMOND-XB-2 Organ/Bass *at JAZZKELLER Frankfurt *Note: Special Thanks … all » EUGEN HAHN-Jazzkeller *Camera by: JENNIFER “Tribute to 9/11” (Get Back in the Groove) composed by JON HAMMOND © ASCAP www.JonHammondBand.com 10 Years Later, Tribute To Victims of 9/11, Jon Hammond Band, Soul Music, Jazz, Blues, Organ, Musikmesse, Frankfurt, New York, Get Back In The Groove ASCAP Audio Portrait http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzRVyWFhkek Fleet Week Air Show Surprise Appearance UAL 747 Jumbo Fly-by and music by Jon Hammond
Fleet Week Air Show Surprise Appearance UAL 747 Jumbo Fly-by and music by Jon Hammond

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:

Fleet Week Air Show Surprise Appearance UAL 747 Jumbo Fly-by and music by Jon Hammond

http://ia700200.us.archive.org/18/items/JonHammondFleetWeek2010AirShowvideoandmusicbyJonHammond/FleetWeek2010AirShow.m4v

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

Full High Definition Version:
Awesome Funky Jazz Tribute to Cannonball NDR Horns feature on Jon Hammond Band Auster Bar Jazz Series concert Hamburg Eimsbüttel.

Welcome Knut Benzner – NDR Redaktion!

NDR Horns on Jon Hammond Band: L to R Michael Leuschner t., Lutz Büchner t.s., Fiete Felsch a.s.

Funky Heinz Lichius drums, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor, Friedrich Fiete Felsch alto, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass

– special thanks Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera, this concert was filmed in High Definition

Nicolai in the middle – drums on Peter and Siggi’s Haus Party previous day, nice job Nicolai! L to R Joe Berger, Jon Hammond, Nicolai Ditsch

– Frank Blume, Torsten Wendt

– Knut Benzner NDR Redaktion

Jon Hammond with NDR Mobile Broadcast Unit

– Musik Rotthoff support –

Gideon Schier / Baltic Soul Weekender in the Haus!

Youtube http://youtu.be/9P8yZiXgWfI

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1169090

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x25nqyv_awesome-funky-jazz-tribute-to-cannonball-ndr-horns-jon-hammond-band_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook Full High Definition https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=898080803554051

http://www.HammondCast.com/ – at Auster Bar Hamburg Eimsbüttel

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

Jon Hammond and Joe Berger In-store performance in the legendary Hamburg music shop ‘Musik Rotthoff’

– world-renowned for having sold The Beatles their most famous guitars and musical equipment and also supplied the equipment for The Star Club, Top Ten Club and still going strong as a supplier of both new and rare vintage instruments, amplification, sound reinforcement, lighting and all accessories – located in St. Pauli Hamburg Germany http://www.musik-rotthoff.de/ – Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars – Jon Hammond is playing Hammond Sk1 organ made by Suzuki Musical Instruments – special thanks to Hr. Claus-Dieter Rotthoff and his son Maik Rotthoff – JH

Claus-Dieter Rotthoff and his son Maik Rotthoff in shop – photo by Jon Hammond

Youtube http://youtu.be/j_KO0d2VF54

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1166733

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/104894115

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=891294470899351&set=vb.133709526657853&type=3&theater

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

Part 4, Conversations, Harold Hudson Channer, Jon Hammond, Cable Access TV, Jazz Organ, Funky Jazz, Musicians Union, Local 802, New York

Flashback Gig in NYC’s Le Bar Bat over 20 years ago

September 28, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Flashback Gig in NYC’s Le Bar Bat over 20 years ago

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

Jon Hammond Flashback: Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men in Le Bar Bat Club more than 20 years ago with Alex Foster tenor saxophone from the NBC’s Saturday Night Live Band, Leslie J. Carter percussion, Barry Finnerty guitar, James Preston drums deceased June 21, 1950 – July 26, 2014,

Jon Hammond organ – camera by Joe Berger http://www.HammondCast.com/

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1173968

Youtube http://youtu.be/QwB-mqYKDiE

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/83193904

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152314798547102

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammond-InWorkshopAtCarlingfordMusicCentre

The staff of Carlingford Music Centre are very excited to be hosting Sydney’s first ever Hammond Organ Workshop featuring Jon Hammond (USA) with Andrew Dickeson drums – special thanks Rupert Hyde

Carlingford Music Centre

320 Pennant Hills Road Carlingford NSW 2118
Who is Jon Hammond?

Jon began his musical career at age 12 in the San Francisco Bay Area playing organ and accordion in bands and solo engagements, first recording studio dates 1968 when he met Robert Moog who personally delivered the Moog III to San Francisco Radical Laboratories where Jon was working at the time and jamming daily with members of Quicksilver Messenger Service, he next joined original rock band Hades with which he played until moving East to attend Berklee.

Playing 7 nights a week in Boston’s notorious Combat Zone next lead to touring with successful show band Easy Living and then became house organist at the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club Cape Cod MA where he played private parties for Tip O’Neill Speaker of The House. Returning to SF for a reunion concert in 1980 with Eddie Money and members of Tower of Power, next Jon moved to Europe where he lived and played for a number of years, still playing annually where he has an enthusiastic following. Jon began hosting his own TV show “The Jon Hammond Show” in 1984 and is now in 30th year on cable TV in Manhattan and heard daily on KYOU Radio HammondCast Show with regular appearances at international trade shows.

Check out his large collection of YouTube videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/JonHammondBand
Hammond Organs at Carlingford Music Centre — with Andrew Dickeson

Youtube http://youtu.be/0GEvXPEq-Is

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1159094

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/102753862

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x22xr26_jon-hammond-in-workshop-at-carlingford-music-centre_music

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

As Seen On MNN TV The Jon Hammond Show – Filmed in High Definition – Pocket Funk with NDR Horns – Jon Hammond Band special Auster Jazz Series – musical director Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Funky Heinz Lichius drums feature on this one, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass http://www.HammondCast.com/ special thanks dankeschön to Knut Simon and Lukas Aaron Hambrecht AutoBild Redaktion Team for bringing the Borgward, Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera (also a fine drummer) and all the Hamburg people who came to this party session, Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt – support from Musik Rotthoff, Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars, Jon Hammond the Sk1 Hammond manufactured by Suzuki Musical Instruments – Auster Bar Hamburg Eimsbüttel — at Auster Bar.

Youtube http://youtu.be/MxpIJesOJXQ

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167713

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x259iax_pocket-funk-with-ndr-horns-auster-jazz-filmed-in-high-definition_music

Jon Hammond Organ Group Faceboook https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=653311224764034

As Seen On The Jon Hammond Show MNN TV – 30th Year





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

Eimsbüttel – Hamburg — Auster Blues and Jazz in Auster Bar, special evening Jon Hammond Band with NDR Horns swinging the house with spirited solos all around: Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ and Heinz Lichius the drummer – special thanks to Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera (also a fine drummer) and all the Hamburg people who came to this party session, Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt – support from Musik Rotthoff, Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars, Jon Hammond the Sk1 Hammond manufactured by Suzuki Musical Instruments http://www.HammondCast.com

Youtube http://youtu.be/q4_lNnwzxrU

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105232953

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167435

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=893232684038863

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x258ktf_auster-blues-and-jazz-jh-band-with-ndr-horns_music

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

Jon Hammond Band L to R: Joe Berger, Michael Leuschner, Heinz Lichius, Lutz Büchner, Jon Hammond, Fiete Felsch

Youtube http://youtu.be/5pvfVZhXaoc

Auster Jazz Head Phone NDR Horns Funky Heinz – 3 + 3

Jon Hammond Band Live in Auster Bar Hamburg with funky Heinz Lichius drums, NDR Horns: Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor sax, Fiete Felsch alto sax, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass – http://www.HammondCast.com/ Note: Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars – Jon Hammond – Hammond organ made by Suzuki Musical Instruments – special thanks to our friend and excellent drummer Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera! & Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105020455

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167042

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x253oxm_auster-jazz-head-phone-ndr-horns-funky-heinz_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=892204304141701

Flashback, Deceased, James Preston, Funky Drummer, Jon Hammond Band, Pocket Funk, Le Bar Bat, Hammond Organ, Sk1, New York, Bay Area, Australia, Musicians Union, Local 802, ASCAP Composer

MNN TV The Jon Hammond Show Australia Germany Boston New York City and San Francisco CA

September 19, 2013

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: MNN TV The Jon Hammond Show Australia Germany Boston New York City and San Francisco CA

Jon’s archive http://archive.org/details/JonHammondMNNTVTheJonHammondShowAustraliaGermanyBostonNewYorkCityandSanFranciscoC/

Youtube This video is about MNN TV The Jon Hammond Show Australia Germany, Boston, New York City and San Francisco CA on this episode!
http://www.jonhammondband.com/news.html

Appearing on this episode: Tony Germain Assistant Chair of Piano Department Berklee College of Music – Tony was Jon Hammond’s
piano teacher 40 years ago, Joe Franklin King of Radio and TV, The Blue Angels with music by Jon Hammond Band with special guest Lee Oskar – Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond Sk1 organ “Get Back in The Groove”
Jon Hammond solo wakeup music at AMAC Australian Music Association Conference in Gold Coast Australia.Early Bird Jazz Session at Local 802 Musicians Union – tonight Ladies’ Night I got to play with some wonderful lady musicians: great saxophonist / flautist / bandleader Carol Sudhalter on my left and on my right Carol’s excellent guitarist guest visiting from Italia Giorgia Hannoush – welcome to America Giorgia! Sounding really great on guitar, primo! (pronounced like Georgia so of course first thing we played was Georgia on My Mind) and thanks to Greta M. Herron for sitting in on drums, lots of fun tonight, thanks ladies! Jon Hammond — with Carol Sudhalter and Giorgia Hannoush at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM – special thanks to great musician Deep Singh who came in to play this evening, we had just wrapped but great to see Deep, looking forward to our first play soon! Jon Hammond (at the Hammond organ) — with Carol Sudhalter, Giorgia Hannoush at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM

MNN TV, Cable Access TV, Boston, Berklee College of Music, Piano, Organ, Australia, Funky Jazz, Get Back In The Groove, Blue Angels, New York, San Francisco, Local 802, Musicians Union

Mitsubishi Diamond Vision Screen Times Square Jon’s Journal February 2 2013

February 2, 2013

Mitsubishi Diamond Vision Screen Times Square – 47th and Broadway by TKTS

This photo must have been around Christmas because I can see the Christmas tree – The Jon Hammond Show – 47th and Broadway (across from TKTS) on the giant Mitsubishi Diamond Vision first large outdoor TV Screen in Times Square – it showed 80 times a day for 1.5 years, as you can see this was before there were even numbers on the dial for cable TV in Manhattan, I was on Channel C and D and also Channel J, still on (28th year) but now there are numbers on the dial, many more channels these days folks – JH — at Times Square NYC

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: The Jon Hammond Show Chicago Special

MCTV – Manhattan Cable TV

http://archive.org/details/VintageEpisodeOfTheJonHammondShowChicagoSpecial

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/vintage-episode-of-the-jon-hammond-show-chicago-special-6398291

Now in 28th year on Cable Access TV – The Jon Hammond Show, this particular episode is known as the Chicago Special which includes one song from Tim Cain I played Hammond organ on called I Saw You with some vocal help by Bill Champlin recorded by rjm productions, then to Chicago Summer NAMM Show where I personally filmed the very first performance of the late great bassist John Entwistle with band Rat Race Choir which happened at The Vic Theatre June 29, 1987, (same night) followed by Leslie West with T.M. Stevens bass, watch Leslie’s face when smoke machine goes! Then a little bit of Bag End Party at Park West with Joe Berger, T.M. Stevens, Tal Bergman and Theodus Rogers. And of course JH Show Theme Song “Late Rent” – enjoy folks, this one is a classic! Jon Hammond http://www.HammondCast.com *Note: Joe Berger personally introduced his friend John Entwistle to Rat Race Choir band, John came all the way from London on Joe’s recommendation – JH cable tv, namm show, john entwistle, vic theatre, bag end, chicago special 3145 North Sheffield Avenue

Bernard Purdie wearing his African shirt on the gig with me at Mikell’s – you can see my lucky Hammond flag on the wall next to Art Blakey – Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men with Bernard Purdie at Mikell’s 760 Columbus Avenue at 97th – here I am at my mint condition (then) 1959 B3 organ – Bernard Purdie is playing his salmon pink Sonor SIgnature drum kit
Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/bernard-purdie-dedication-to-his-kids-late-rent-closer-at-mikell-s-6350855
Flashback to August 1989 – Studio drummer Bernard Purdie takes the microphone on last set at Mikell’s with Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men band to dedicate the performance to his children Phyllis and Anthony. Theme song for the long-running cable TV program The Jon Hammond Show “Late Rent” original composition with Jon Hammond at his 1959 B3 organ Bernard Purdie drums Chuggy Carter percussion Alex Foster alto saxophone Barry Finnerty guitar *Note: This historic clip is photographic proof that the actual location of Mikell’s was 760 Columbus Avenue at 97th and not 808 Columbus as the current Whole Foods near the old location claims, highly interesting! This is some of the rare surviving footage from Mikell’s, in the house that night all night long was Hugh Masekela, Cornell Dupree and many musicians as Mikell’s was the traditional hang for all New York Studio Musicians until it’s closing. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikell’s As seen on The Jon Hammond Show cable TV program now in 28th year Camera: Joe Berger

R.I.P. Mayor Ed Koch – here we are doing the missing kids milk carton press conference under the Mitsubishi Diamond Vision screen by the TKTS on 47th and Broadway Times Square here with his former Police Commissioner Ben Ward at 47th St. and Broadway at the big Mitsubishi Diamond Vision Screen – the first large outdoor TV screen – 80 times a day for 1.5 years my cable access TV program clips appeared on the screen, and we produced the Missing Kids Milk Cartons and New Years Eve Countdown for 2 years consecutively

*Note: Ed did the whole press conference using a Bull Horn with a remote mic (see coil cord) – not the greatest audio but he made himself heard – JH

Happy 100th Birthday Grand Central Terminal!
As you can see I took this photo when the Pan Am Building loomed in the background – now it is called MetLife Building

http://www.panamair.org/History/building.htm
“The Pan Am building at the foot of Park Avenue towered over the middle of Manhattan. It was finished in 1963 and was the largest commercial office building in the world.
Atop this sky scrapper in 1963 NY Airways began offering helicopter service between Manhattan and New York’s three major airports.
The building was later sold to Metropolitan life insurance”
Grand Central Terminal Wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Central_Terminal
Grand Central Terminal (GCT)—colloquially called Grand Central Station, or shortened to simply Grand Central—is a commuter rail terminal station at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, United States.

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Ed Koch as seen on The Jon Hammond Show

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Ed Koch at Diamond Vision Press Conference Times Square – Jon Hammond circa 1985 – Rest In Peace Ed Koch

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondMayorEDKOCHonHammondCastDiamondVisionNY

An incredible Press Conference with NY Mayor ED KOCH as seen on The Jon Hammond Show HammondCast in Times Square NYC on Mitsubishi DiamondVision!
Jon made a deal with Mitsubishi to have his TV show with Video by LORI on the big DiamondVision Times Sq. screen (First big-screen outdoor TV!) for 1 and half years, 80-times-a-day including the famous New Years Countdown seen on Dick Clark’s ABC Broadcast 2 consecutive years *with commentary by Jon Hammond..AND a cameo appearance in the crowd with Nikon! *Info: http://www.HammondCast.com this is a must-see!

Ed Koch on Jon Hammond Show Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/mayor-ed-koch-on-hammondcast-diamondvision-nyc-110296

Jon Hammond at and on the Mitsubishi Diamond Vision Screen 47th and Broadway Times Square NYC *here with Lazy Larry

Ed’s Obit NY TIMES http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/02/nyregion/edward-i-koch-ex-mayor-of-new-york-dies.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

EDWARD I. KOCH, 1924-2013
Edward Koch, Former Mayor of New York, Dies

Former New York City Mayor Edward I. Koch, on the subway in 1981, was known for his candor, as when he offered no excuses for litter or crime, but said, “It stinks.” More Photos »
By ROBERT D. McFADDEN
Published: February 1, 2013
Edward I. Koch, the master showman of City Hall, who parlayed shrewd political instincts and plenty of chutzpah into three tumultuous terms as mayor of New York with all the tenacity, zest and combativeness that personified his city of golden dreams, died Friday morning at age 88.

Mr. Koch’s spokesman, George Arzt, said the former mayor died at 2 a.m. from congestive heart failure. He was being treated at New York-Presbyterian Columbia Hospital.

Mr. Koch had experienced coronary and other medical problems since leaving office in 1989. But he had been in relatively good health despite — or perhaps because of — his whirlwind life as a television judge, radio talk-show host, author, law partner, newspaper columnist, movie reviewer, professor, commercial pitchman and political gadfly.

Ebullient, flitting from broadcast studios to luncheon meetings and speaking engagements, popping up at show openings and news conferences, wherever the microphones were live and the cameras rolling, Mr. Koch, in his life after politics, seemed for all the world like the old campaigner, running flat out.

Only his bouts of illness slowed Mr. Koch down, most recently forcing him to miss the premiere of “Koch,” a documentary biographical film that opens on Friday in theaters nationwide.

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg praised Mr. Koch as “an irrepressible icon, our most charismatic cheerleader and champion,” calling him “a great mayor, a great man, and a great friend.”

Mr. Koch’s 12-year mayoralty encompassed the fiscal austerity of the late 1970s and the racial conflicts and municipal corruption scandals of the 1980s, an era of almost continuous discord that found Mr. Koch at the vortex of a maelstrom day after day.

But out among the people or facing a news media circus in the Blue Room at City Hall, he was a feisty, slippery egoist who could not be pinned down by questioners and who could outtalk anybody in the authentic voice of New York: as opinionated as a Flatbush cabby, as loud as the scrums on 42nd Street, as pugnacious as a West Side reform Democrat mother.

“I’m the sort of person who will never get ulcers,” the mayor — eyebrows devilishly up, grinning wickedly at his own wit — enlightened the reporters at his $475 rent-controlled apartment in Greenwich Village on Inauguration Day in 1978. “Why? Because I say exactly what I think. I’m the sort of person who might give other people ulcers.”

His political odyssey took him from independent-minded liberal to pragmatic conservative, from street-corner hustings with a little band of reform Democrats in Greenwich Village to the pinnacle of power as New York City’s 105th mayor from Jan. 1, 1978, to Dec. 31, 1989. Along the way, he ousted the Tammany boss Carmine G. De Sapio and served two years as a councilman and nine more in Congress representing, with distinction, the East Side of Manhattan.

With his trademark — “How’m I doin?” — Mr. Koch stood at subway entrances on countless mornings wringing the hands and votes of constituents, who elected him 21 times in 26 years, with only three defeats: a forgettable 1962 State Assembly race; a memorable 1982 primary in a race for governor won by Mario M. Cuomo; and a last Koch hurrah, a Democratic primary in 1989 won by David N. Dinkins, who would be his one-term successor…

Re-discovered recordings with Lou Colombo: HammondCast 202 Pt 2 Spotlight on Lou Colombo KYOU Radio

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

Lou Colombo Band with Jon Hammond circa 1976

Lou Colombo with Jon Hammond Feb. 2012 just a few days before his tragic fatal auto accident

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

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Berk founder of Berklee College of Music were in the house and Tip O’Neill Speaker of The House on a big Saturday night at the Wychmere Harbor Club in Harwich Port Cape Cod MA:
MP3 AUDIO: http://ia700404.us.archive.org/26/items/JonHammondHammondCast202KYOURadio/HammondCast202.mp3 HammondCast 202 KYOU Radio special edition with part 2 of recording from Wychmere Harbor Club when Jon played B3 organ on the Lou Colombo Band, the house band at Wychmere Harbor Club in Harwich Port Cape Cod MA. First backing up a feature dance duo with cha cha and then Emily waltz, Saturday Night Fever followed by the chaser ‘California Here I Come’, then Summertime, Hello Dolly medley, Bossa nova medley Watch What Happens in to Wave and then a cooking “In The Mood” taking it home with Jon’s “Lydia’s Tune” and some of Sidewinder © http://www.HammondCast.com http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondHammondCast202KYOURadio

Jon Hammond at Macworld/iWorld expo today in San Francisco CA – good to see my friends from Sennheiser there! Some highly interesting things at the show

– JH — at Macworld iWorld – Moscone Center

*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
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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!!
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

With Greg Osby, Juan Alzate, Jon Hammond and Alejandro Chiabrando at Anaheim Convention Center

Jon Hammond’s setup with Hammond Sk1 organ and Bag End Powered Speakers

2 Hats Talking – Alex Hsieh CEO Albest P.Mauriat Saxophones and Jon Hammond in Clarion Hotel Party

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Hammond Summit Show Late Rent Jon Hammond Band in Hilton Anaheim

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMHammondSummitShowLateRentJonHammondBandinHiltonAnaheim/

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
http://www.jonhammondband.com

NAMM Hilton Sound Soul Summit Jon Hammond Band Late Rent Jazz Funk Soul Blues

Youtube http://youtu.be/BOqqIxm_F30

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/58479347

NAMM Hammond Summit Show Late Rent Jon Hammond Band in Hilton Anaheim from Jon Hammond on Vimeo.

Master of Ceremonies Scott May announcing our band Jon Hammond Band Friday Night January 25th at 2013 Winter NAMM Show Hammond Organ Performance on very special event “The Sound, The Soul, The Summit!”

MC’d by Scott May of Hammond Suzuki USA – Joe Berger guitar, Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Donny Baldwin drums, Jon Hammond at the NEW B3 Portable Organ Hilton Stage East *as seen on The Jon Hammond Show MNN TV — with Scott May at Hilton Anaheim

NAMM Hilton Sound Soul Summit Jon Hammond Band Late Rent Jazz Funk Soul Blues

P.Mauriat, Saxophones, Trumpets, NAMM Jam, Jon Hammond, Hoai Phuong Nguyen, Alex Mingmann Hsieh, Anaheim, Musikmesse, Agnieszka Obrebska, Musicians Union, Local 802

Ed Koch, Dies, R.I.P. Seen on Jon Hammond Show, Diamond Vision, Lou Colombo, Re-discovered audio, Suzuki, Sound Soul Summit, NAMM, Anaheim, Soft News

Mitsubishi Diamond Vision, Times Square, Jon Hammond Show, Ed Koch, Milk Cartons, Missing Kids, Cable Access, MCTV, Jazz, New York, B3 Organ, Local 802, Musicians Union

In Memory of David Fathead Newman as seen on The Jon Hammond Show

August 10, 2012

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: In Memory of David Fathead Newman as seen on The Jon Hammond Show

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondInMemoryofDavidFatheadNewmanasseenonTheJonHammondShow

Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeJFr7DxtCo

From Jon Hammond’s archives as seen on long-running NYC cable TV show The Jon Hammond Show – 1990 appearance in Zanzibar and Grill featuring the late great saxophonist David Fathead Newman with drummer Bernard Purdie, Jon Hammond at the B3 organ, George Naha gtr. – playing a classic Purdie Shuffle opening number J&W Blues – camera by Joe Berger – with thanks and also in memory of Eric Fuchsman – and thanks to Kelli Grant former manager of Zanzibar for keeping the spirit on FaceBook Friends of Zanzibar – Jon Hammond – May 17, 1990
http://www.jonhammondband.com
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Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/in-memory-of-david-fathead-newman-as-seen-on-the-jon-hammond-show-6298168

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/47278149

In Memory of David Fathead Newman as seen on The Jon Hammond Show from Jon Hammond on Vimeo.

Legendary Jam Of The Year Band 2012 Musikmesse Agora Stage

http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/legendary-jam-of-the-year-band-2012-musikmesse-agora-stage-6299337

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/47311151

Legendary Jam Of The Year Band 2012 Musikmesse Agora Stage from Jon Hammond on Vimeo.

Legendary Jam Of The Year Band 2012 Musikmesse Agora Stage

Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxS2lkIjFQQ

Led by Guitarist Musical Director Tommy Denander – Legendary Jam Of The Year Band jamming on a Jimi Hendrix tune Little Wing on the Agora Stage.
Chuck Plaisance sings this one with Jekko S. on bass, Jimmy Kresic keys, Pi TTi Hecht percussion, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ, Ricky Lawson drums, Sky Dangcil harpejji – Bobby Kimball seen at beginning announcing, just sang song before – http://www.HammondCast.com
Category:
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WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Legendary Jam Of The Year Band 2012 Musikmesse Agora Stage

http://archive.org/details/LegendaryJamOfTheYearBand2012MusikmesseAgoraStage

David Fathead Newman, Zanzibar, Bernard Purdie, Musikmesse, Tommy Denander, Jon Hammond, Sk1 Organ, Agora Stage, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Jimi Hendrix, New York, Frankfurt

Jon Hammond — Then and Now

July 7, 2012

Jon Hammond — Then and Now

Then and Now Jon Hammond playing custom electric Giulietti Classic 127 accordion in Topanga Canyon CA
and in Times Square New York playing his custom Excelsior AC/R with Sennheiser electronics http://www.accordionradio.com/

Then and Now Jon Hammond playing Giulietti and Excelsior accordions http://www.accordionradio.com/

Then and Now Bernard Purdie and Jon Hammond playing in Zanzibar and Grill NYC 1990, Bernard and Jon 2010 Winter NAMM Show http://www.HammondCast.com/ — with Bernard Purdie and Bernard Purdie

Jon Hammond Trio Opener at Bill Graham’s Fillmore Auditorium San Francisco

*WATCH THE VIDEO: http://ia700503.us.archive.org/21/items/JonHammondFillmoreAuditoriumIntroductiontoPocketFunkJonHammondTrio/FillmoreIntroductiontoPocketFunk.m4v

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oZ6D_T0YAU

Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men (Trio) special edition opening for Sons of Champlin at Fillmore Auditorium
San Francisco June 4, 1999 original composition(s) Late Rent – Introduction to Pocket Funk Jon Hammond organ and bass, Barry Finnerty guitar, James Preston of Sons of Champlin band drums special thanks Bob Barsotti
© http://www.jonhammondband.com
Hammond Artist http://www.hammondorganco.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=157:jon-hammond-sk1-in-germany&catid=35:events

Jon Hammond hair illuminated in the Fillmore lights like a hair aura standing at his trusty Hammond XB-2 organ going through the house system via 2 direct input boxes

L to R: James Preston – drums, Jon Hammond – organ, Barry Finnerty – guitar in Jon’s dressing room
backstage at The Fillmore. Jon is holding a surprise bucket of Moet Champagne with card sent back
to him by old friend Bob Barsotti of Bill Graham Presents, thanks a million Bob!
The card said: Dear Jon: Welcome to The Fillmore!

Jon Hammond touching sign with his own name on his dressing room door backstage at Bill Graham’s
Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco CA

FLASH! Jazz Great Jon Hammond takes the new Hammond SK1 on its maiden voyage onstage in Germany. Congratulations to Jon for being the first ever to play our new model on a gig! Great job, Jon, and your band too!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd3XEp0-BaE

Jon Hammond First Road Test Sk1 Pocket Funk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vp7pNTp6seo

Jon began his musical career at age 12 in the San Francisco Bay Area playing organ and accordion in bands and solo engagements, first recording studio dates 1968 when he met Robert Moog who personally delivered the Moog III to San Francisco Radical Laboratories where Jon was working at the time and jamming daily with members of Quicksilver Messenger Service, he next joined original rock band Hades with which he played until moving East to attend Berklee.

Playing 7 nights a week in Boston’s notorious Combat Zone next lead to touring with successful show band Easy Living and then became house organist at the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club Cape Cod MA where he played private parties for Tip O’Neill Speaker of The House. Returning to SF for a reunion concert in 1980 with Eddie Money and members of Tower of Power, next Jon moved to Europe where he lived and played for a number of years, still playing annually where he has an enthusiastic following. Jon began hosting his own TV show “The Jon Hammond Show” in 1984 and is now in 27th year on cable TV in Manhattan and heard daily on KYOU Radio HammondCast Show with regular appearances at international trade shows.

http://www.vimeo.com/13954517

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

Fillmore Auditorium, Bill Graham Presents, Jon Hammond, Sons Of Champlin, Organ, Funky, James Preston, ASCAP, HammondCast, KYOU Radio, MNNTV

To mark the 500th performance of the HAIR Musical Revival Show, they generously gave away 500
tickets to the 500 ‘early birds’ such as myself, photo: standing on line 8AM for 10AM open
box office:

While I was standing on the line the CBS MoneyWatch field reporter Megan Jordan came walking up
the line with her camera man interviewing people on the line.
http://moneywatch.bnet.com/about/?tag=header;utility
I told Megan about my audition for the first San Francisco cast of HAIR in 1968 when I had a lot
of hair. They told me, You look perfect…then they had me sing and it was over real fast!
Jon Hammond circa 1968 :

The sound for the show was excellent, the band is all top Local 802 Musicians Union musicians. I
checked out the audio mixing console during intermission

After the highly energetic show the cast comes right in to the audience

Sadly they just announced that they will be closing the show on June 27th after a highly
successful run of over 500 performances

*Note: Paula Abdul of American Idol was sitting nearby me in the Orchestra Section on this night.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/10/theater/10arts-001.html?scp=1&sq=broadway%20losing%20its%20hair&st=cse

ARTS, BRIEFLY

Broadway Is Losing Its ‘Hair’





Published: June 10, 2010
The current Broadway production of “Hair,” which won the 2009Tony Award for best musical revival, will close on June 27, its producers said on Wednesday. “Hair” began turning a profit in August, after recouping its capitalization costs of $5.76 million”

Hammond shown here with Bernard Purdie and Jerry Jemmott backstage at HAIR

Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Jon Hammond, Jerry Jemmott backstage at Hair Show

L to R: Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Jon Hammond, Jerry Jemmott aka Gerald “Fingers” Jemmott backstage at Hair Show at the Al Hirschfeld Theater on Broadway NYC.


Jon Hammond says: Be sure and catch the HAIR Show while you can at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, the
show is very relevant and the cast and musicians are top notch.
USA Tour Dates TBA (to be announced) A strong anti-war statement, the 60’s Spirit Lives onstage nightly at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Meet the Tribe http://www.hairbroadway.com/tribe
                                                                                                                                

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hair_(musical)

with music by Galt MacDermot, Hair was conceived by actors James Rado and Gerome Ragni.

Peace, Anti-war, Local 802 Musicians Union, Bernard Purdie, Wilbur Bascomb, Jon Hammond, HammondCast, Al Hirschfeld Theatre, Galt MacDermot, Aquarius, Vietnam, Be-in, Rock Musical

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

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

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…

New York NY — Main man Chris in B&H Used Dept. cameras – Jon Hammond — at B&H Photo Video Pro Audio

New York NY — B&H Chris’ picture of me in Cameras Used Dept. (with my camera) – Jon Hammond — at B&H Photo Video Pro Audio http://www.bhphotovideo.com/

Dan Del Fiorentino You are the hardest working man in show business !!
18 hours ago ·

Jon Hammond Thanks a mill’ Dan! You also, and documenting the histories to prove we existed – many thanks Dan! Jon

Charlie-Annie Sherman
Berklee College of Music

Silvia Pagni
Pineto

Javier Morgado Asensio
Works at Músico Baterista

P Mauriat HQ
Works at P. Mauriat Musical Instruments

Frankfurt Germany — 1821 parking places are free in Parking Lot Area A folks! – Jon Hammond — at Zeil – Frankfurt am Main

North Beach San Francisco — BMW parked on Wednesday morning street cleaning side of Grant St. – Jon Hammond — at Caffe Trieste

North Beach San Francisco — Caffe Trieste early morning on 4th of July – Jon Hammond — at Caffe Trieste

Jon Hammond in Mike’s Cupcake Cafe Ninth Avenue NYC – photo by Elmar Lemes

Hamburg St. Pauli — Krystyna’s Kandle at Gunther’s Honky Tonk Bar Hopfenstrasse 34 – Jon Hammond
http://www.myspace.com/jonhammondshow/photos/6289626

Lydia Pense interview with Jon Hammond in famous Starbucks
San Lorenzo California — Lydia Pense interview with Jon Hammond in famous Starbucks
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Lydia Pense vocalist of Cold Blood on Jon Hammond’s daily radio program HammondCast on KYOU Radio 1550 AM. Hear Lydia speak with Jon about how the band got it’s name and subsequently Cold Blood was one of the first rock groups to be signed by Bill Graham’s Fillmore Records. The story of how legendary singer producer Donny Hathaway came to produce Lydia and Cold Blood and talking about the musicians living and deceased. Lydia’s newest album is entitled ‘Transfusion’ – http://www.HammondCast.com/
Thank you, posting this interview was great and heartwarming to this Lydia Pense fan from the 60s when Cold Blood came out. Got the original album, several cds which I have played to scratch mode. No one matches her intensity and soulfulness. she had that clear quality that Janis sometimes didn’t bring because of the vocal differences, but many thanks. Love it!
valreshel 1 year ago
THANK YOU! I love Lydia & Cold Blood.
ChrisOtheBigC
In early 70’s I saw Cold Blood in Cleveland at the Agora. I saw Tower of Power many times in the area then as well. I formed a band called “Shop Talk” a cold blood song, all we did was cold blood and tower of power in Cleveland Akron area. IT was a lot of fun. No one comes close to Lydia is strength, soul, vigor, passion, and she is buatiful to boot, a very attractive woman.
jonathonlallo in reply to unlimited93065 (Show the comment)
Cold Blood may not have gotten the same kind of widespread recognition that many of their Bay Area peers received back in the day, but that still doesn’t excuse the fact that they were a force to reckon with. As for Lydia, she truly is one of the great soul singers of our time and aging ever so gracefully at 60. Her and Bettye Lavette are definitely proving a point that one can survive the ravages of the industry by just being strong-willed and committed to their craft. PROPS!!!
PeekaPeep
Glad Lydia is doing her thang–a power house vocalist. I have her solo album and it still stands up to the test of time3 years ago
I went to the same high school as Lydia.
Saw her tear it up way before she joined
Cold Blood & tore up the crowd at
The Fillmore which they did,
Was there for that too.
She’s always been great.
Person & Singer-Still Rock’en
6749er
they are not in the same atmosphere.Unfortunately a lot of people back East never heard of Lydia. she is a beast of a singer. Janis in my opinion was very overrated.Lydia underrated the lady got soul.
bmwstan in reply to Patequi (Show the comment) 3 years ago
Loved her on Let Me Down Easy & I’m A Good Woman — Janis Joplin on roids!
MizMackie
Very cool. What is your dad up to musically speaking? One of the all time best drummers I’ve heard.
JoeGrunt5 in reply to cstoltie (Show the comment)
I grew up around her till I was about 6 years old. I am Sandy McKee’s son. Her voice was and is still amazing. I listen to the original Cold Blood music all the time.
Wonderful to see Lydia is still hanging tough!
Lexuses71
I saw Cold Blood for the first time back in 1970 when they shared a double bill with Tower of power in a small club in Oakland. Lydia is head and shoulders above Janis Joplin.
In 2006 I saw a reformed Cold Blood and just like back in the day, they were extremly funky and greasy with Lydia sounding as great as ever. Check out their recent new album and a recently issued live recording from circa 1973 that is a fine representation of how they sounded at their peak of popularity
Patequi
I saw cold blood in Seattle in September. They were awesome and Lydia still had it 100% — with Lydia Pense and Lydia Pense at Starbucks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPvu1cOUSMs

Jazz Kneipe Berlinerstr. 70 – Jon Hammond Band
Frankfurt Germany — Jazz Kneipe Berlinerstr. 70 – Jon Hammond Band
http://www.jonhammondband.com/
I played 207 gigs in the famous JAZZ KNEIPE Frankfurt at Berlinerstr. 70 until Regina the boss finally closed the doors and moved to Spain a few years ago, usually in Duo, sometimes as Trio but more often than not as Solo. This was a special occasion because my bandmates from California came over so I had them on the gig with addition of Sgt. Al Wittig of U.S. Air Force on tenor, James Preston of Sons of Champlin band drums, Barry Finnerty gtr., myself Jon Hammond at XB-2 Hammond organ. This was a very special place frequented by all the musicians after there gigs. A 5 hour gig until wee hours of the morning, Live Music 7 days a week in rotation with musicians like Piano George, Izio Gross, Wilson de Oliveira and members of HR Bigband. Regina introduced me to Tony Lakatos the Hungarian tenor saxophonist who I play with still today. The club was not large but it had a great atmosphere and was always a safe place to hang out until as late as 5AM. Sadly the Jazz Kneipe is still shuttered there on Berlinerstr. directly behind the Frankfurter Hof Hotel. All musicians tip their hat when they pass by. There’s a lot of music in those walls!
JH Band original composition “Head Phone” with Atilla Zoller (RIP) in the house that night – JH — with Jon Hammond Organ Group and Jon Hammond Band at Berlinerstr. 70 Frankfurt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwm1evylatI

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jesse Money returns! Jesse Rocks Last Night on Eddie Money Band NYC

http://archive.org/details/JesseMoneyReturnsJesseRocksLastNightOnEddieMoneyBandNyc

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/jesse-money-returns-jesse-rocks-last-night-on-eddie-money-band-nyc-6087608

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbOPs2ZQT18

Jesse Money (Daughter of Eddie Money) returns to BB King’s NYC and rocks the place, 4 years after I covered her there – here she delivers the goods on a medley of hits with an astounding maturity and powerful vocal with dead on intonation. Great job Jesse! I’m really happy to see her back on the band – Jon Hammond
HammondCast http://www.HammondCast.com
Eddie Money Band http://www.eddiemoney.com/

Jesse Money returns! Jesse Rocks Last Night on Eddie Money Band NYC

Jesse Money (Daughter of Eddie Money) returns to BB King’s NYC and rocks the place, 4 years after I covered her there – here she delivers the goods on a medley of hits with an astounding maturity and powerful vocal with dead on intonation. Great job Jesse! I’m really happy to see her back on the band – Jon Hammond


Jesse Money, vocals, eddiemoney, rocks, house, hammondcast, Jon Hammond, BB King’s, New York, hammondcast

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Introducing Julian Money Drums on Eddie Money encore Shakin’ in NYC

http://archive.org/details/IntroducingJulianMoneyDrumsOnEddieMoneyEncoreShakinNyc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndMNfc_0j8Y

Introducing Julian Money drums (Son of Eddie Money) on Eddie Money Band encore Shakin’ last night in New York City at BB King’s covered by Jon Hammond
HammondCast http://www.HammondCast.com
Julian rocked it! – Jon Hammond http://eddiemoney.com/

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/introducing-julian-money-drums-on-eddie-money-encore-shakin-in-nyc-6087132

Julian Money, drums, eddiemoney, shakin’, introducing, hammondcast, Jon Hammond

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Pocket Funk 2012 Jazzkeller Frankfurt Musikmesse Warm Up Party Jon Hammond Band

http://archive.org/details/LargeSizePocketFunk2012JazzkellerFrankfurtMusikmesseWarmUpPartyJon

Pocket Funk! Voila!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nn6BjZoJyEk

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, special thanks to the Saray Pastanesi Baeckerei & Konditorei bakery for baking the beautiful Chocolate on Chocolate cake which you will see in this film, thank Martina for wonderful presentation, Eugen Hahn, Marc and all Jazzkeller Frankfurt Team, Messe Frankfurt, P.Mauriat Music Saxophones Alex Hsieh team, Suzuki Hammond, Tombo Lee Oskar team, camera by Jennifer http://www.HammondCast.com see you next year!
Pocket Funk as heard on The Jon Hammond Show TV program on MNNTV and on Late Rent album – 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.”

http://www.viddler.com/v/364ac2e9

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/pocket-funk-2012-jazzkeller-frankfurt-musikmesse-warm-up-party-jon-hammond-band-6083494

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10150694644712102

VIMEO http://vimeo.com/40250628

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

BB King’s, eddiemoney, HammondCast, house, Jesse Money, Jon Hammond, New York, rocks, vocals

Summer Concert — Jon Hammond

July 6, 2012

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
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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
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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
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*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

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

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…

New York NY — Main man Chris in B&H Used Dept. cameras – Jon Hammond — at B&H Photo Video Pro Audio

New York NY — B&H Chris’ picture of me in Cameras Used Dept. (with my camera) – Jon Hammond — at B&H Photo Video Pro Audio http://www.bhphotovideo.com/

Dan Del Fiorentino You are the hardest working man in show business !!
18 hours ago ·

Jon Hammond Thanks a mill’ Dan! You also, and documenting the histories to prove we existed – many thanks Dan! Jon

Charlie-Annie Sherman
Berklee College of Music

Silvia Pagni
Pineto

Javier Morgado Asensio
Works at Músico Baterista

P Mauriat HQ
Works at P. Mauriat Musical Instruments

Frankfurt Germany — 1821 parking places are free in Parking Lot Area A folks! – Jon Hammond — at Zeil – Frankfurt am Main

North Beach San Francisco — BMW parked on Wednesday morning street cleaning side of Grant St. – Jon Hammond — at Caffe Trieste

North Beach San Francisco — Caffe Trieste early morning on 4th of July – Jon Hammond — at Caffe Trieste

Jon Hammond in Mike’s Cupcake Cafe Ninth Avenue NYC – photo by Elmar Lemes

Hamburg St. Pauli — Krystyna’s Kandle at Gunther’s Honky Tonk Bar Hopfenstrasse 34 – Jon Hammond
http://www.myspace.com/jonhammondshow/photos/6289626

Lydia Pense interview with Jon Hammond in famous Starbucks
San Lorenzo California — Lydia Pense interview with Jon Hammond in famous Starbucks
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Lydia Pense vocalist of Cold Blood on Jon Hammond’s daily radio program HammondCast on KYOU Radio 1550 AM. Hear Lydia speak with Jon about how the band got it’s name and subsequently Cold Blood was one of the first rock groups to be signed by Bill Graham’s Fillmore Records. The story of how legendary singer producer Donny Hathaway came to produce Lydia and Cold Blood and talking about the musicians living and deceased. Lydia’s newest album is entitled ‘Transfusion’ – http://www.HammondCast.com/
Thank you, posting this interview was great and heartwarming to this Lydia Pense fan from the 60s when Cold Blood came out. Got the original album, several cds which I have played to scratch mode. No one matches her intensity and soulfulness. she had that clear quality that Janis sometimes didn’t bring because of the vocal differences, but many thanks. Love it!
valreshel 1 year ago
THANK YOU! I love Lydia & Cold Blood.
ChrisOtheBigC
In early 70’s I saw Cold Blood in Cleveland at the Agora. I saw Tower of Power many times in the area then as well. I formed a band called “Shop Talk” a cold blood song, all we did was cold blood and tower of power in Cleveland Akron area. IT was a lot of fun. No one comes close to Lydia is strength, soul, vigor, passion, and she is buatiful to boot, a very attractive woman.
jonathonlallo in reply to unlimited93065 (Show the comment)
Cold Blood may not have gotten the same kind of widespread recognition that many of their Bay Area peers received back in the day, but that still doesn’t excuse the fact that they were a force to reckon with. As for Lydia, she truly is one of the great soul singers of our time and aging ever so gracefully at 60. Her and Bettye Lavette are definitely proving a point that one can survive the ravages of the industry by just being strong-willed and committed to their craft. PROPS!!!
PeekaPeep
Glad Lydia is doing her thang–a power house vocalist. I have her solo album and it still stands up to the test of time3 years ago
I went to the same high school as Lydia.
Saw her tear it up way before she joined
Cold Blood & tore up the crowd at
The Fillmore which they did,
Was there for that too.
She’s always been great.
Person & Singer-Still Rock’en
6749er
they are not in the same atmosphere.Unfortunately a lot of people back East never heard of Lydia. she is a beast of a singer. Janis in my opinion was very overrated.Lydia underrated the lady got soul.
bmwstan in reply to Patequi (Show the comment) 3 years ago
Loved her on Let Me Down Easy & I’m A Good Woman — Janis Joplin on roids!
MizMackie
Very cool. What is your dad up to musically speaking? One of the all time best drummers I’ve heard.
JoeGrunt5 in reply to cstoltie (Show the comment)
I grew up around her till I was about 6 years old. I am Sandy McKee’s son. Her voice was and is still amazing. I listen to the original Cold Blood music all the time.
Wonderful to see Lydia is still hanging tough!
Lexuses71
I saw Cold Blood for the first time back in 1970 when they shared a double bill with Tower of power in a small club in Oakland. Lydia is head and shoulders above Janis Joplin.
In 2006 I saw a reformed Cold Blood and just like back in the day, they were extremly funky and greasy with Lydia sounding as great as ever. Check out their recent new album and a recently issued live recording from circa 1973 that is a fine representation of how they sounded at their peak of popularity
Patequi
I saw cold blood in Seattle in September. They were awesome and Lydia still had it 100% — with Lydia Pense and Lydia Pense at Starbucks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPvu1cOUSMs

Jazz Kneipe Berlinerstr. 70 – Jon Hammond Band
Frankfurt Germany — Jazz Kneipe Berlinerstr. 70 – Jon Hammond Band
http://www.jonhammondband.com/
I played 207 gigs in the famous JAZZ KNEIPE Frankfurt at Berlinerstr. 70 until Regina the boss finally closed the doors and moved to Spain a few years ago, usually in Duo, sometimes as Trio but more often than not as Solo. This was a special occasion because my bandmates from California came over so I had them on the gig with addition of Sgt. Al Wittig of U.S. Air Force on tenor, James Preston of Sons of Champlin band drums, Barry Finnerty gtr., myself Jon Hammond at XB-2 Hammond organ. This was a very special place frequented by all the musicians after there gigs. A 5 hour gig until wee hours of the morning, Live Music 7 days a week in rotation with musicians like Piano George, Izio Gross, Wilson de Oliveira and members of HR Bigband. Regina introduced me to Tony Lakatos the Hungarian tenor saxophonist who I play with still today. The club was not large but it had a great atmosphere and was always a safe place to hang out until as late as 5AM. Sadly the Jazz Kneipe is still shuttered there on Berlinerstr. directly behind the Frankfurter Hof Hotel. All musicians tip their hat when they pass by. There’s a lot of music in those walls!
JH Band original composition “Head Phone” with Atilla Zoller (RIP) in the house that night – JH — with Jon Hammond Organ Group and Jon Hammond Band at Berlinerstr. 70 Frankfurt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwm1evylatI

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jesse Money returns! Jesse Rocks Last Night on Eddie Money Band NYC

http://archive.org/details/JesseMoneyReturnsJesseRocksLastNightOnEddieMoneyBandNyc

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/jesse-money-returns-jesse-rocks-last-night-on-eddie-money-band-nyc-6087608

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbOPs2ZQT18

Jesse Money (Daughter of Eddie Money) returns to BB King’s NYC and rocks the place, 4 years after I covered her there – here she delivers the goods on a medley of hits with an astounding maturity and powerful vocal with dead on intonation. Great job Jesse! I’m really happy to see her back on the band – Jon Hammond
HammondCast http://www.HammondCast.com
Eddie Money Band http://www.eddiemoney.com/

Jesse Money returns! Jesse Rocks Last Night on Eddie Money Band NYC

Jesse Money (Daughter of Eddie Money) returns to BB King’s NYC and rocks the place, 4 years after I covered her there – here she delivers the goods on a medley of hits with an astounding maturity and powerful vocal with dead on intonation. Great job Jesse! I’m really happy to see her back on the band – Jon Hammond


Jesse Money, vocals, eddiemoney, rocks, house, hammondcast, Jon Hammond, BB King’s, New York, hammondcast

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Introducing Julian Money Drums on Eddie Money encore Shakin’ in NYC

http://archive.org/details/IntroducingJulianMoneyDrumsOnEddieMoneyEncoreShakinNyc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndMNfc_0j8Y

Introducing Julian Money drums (Son of Eddie Money) on Eddie Money Band encore Shakin’ last night in New York City at BB King’s covered by Jon Hammond
HammondCast http://www.HammondCast.com
Julian rocked it! – Jon Hammond http://eddiemoney.com/

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/introducing-julian-money-drums-on-eddie-money-encore-shakin-in-nyc-6087132

Julian Money, drums, eddiemoney, shakin’, introducing, hammondcast, Jon Hammond

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Pocket Funk 2012 Jazzkeller Frankfurt Musikmesse Warm Up Party Jon Hammond Band

http://archive.org/details/LargeSizePocketFunk2012JazzkellerFrankfurtMusikmesseWarmUpPartyJon

Pocket Funk! Voila!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nn6BjZoJyEk

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, special thanks to the Saray Pastanesi Baeckerei & Konditorei bakery for baking the beautiful Chocolate on Chocolate cake which you will see in this film, thank Martina for wonderful presentation, Eugen Hahn, Marc and all Jazzkeller Frankfurt Team, Messe Frankfurt, P.Mauriat Music Saxophones Alex Hsieh team, Suzuki Hammond, Tombo Lee Oskar team, camera by Jennifer http://www.HammondCast.com see you next year!
Pocket Funk as heard on The Jon Hammond Show TV program on MNNTV and on Late Rent album – 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.”

http://www.viddler.com/v/364ac2e9

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/pocket-funk-2012-jazzkeller-frankfurt-musikmesse-warm-up-party-jon-hammond-band-6083494

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10150694644712102

VIMEO http://vimeo.com/40250628

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

BB King’s, eddiemoney, HammondCast, house, Jesse Money, Jon Hammond, New York, rocks, vocals