Posts Tagged ‘Organ Group’

Special Thanks jsmusek shared this “Head Phone” Jon Hammond Band

March 6, 2015

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

Special Thanks to jsmusek shared this clip of “Head Phone” Jon Hammond Band
in Hilton Lobby Hammond night show “Sound Soul Summit” sponsored by Suzuki Musical Instruments Hammond USA at The NAMM Show – untitled, Musicians:
Koei Tanaka chromatic Suzuki harmonica Suzuki Harmonica – Official Facebook Page
Joe Berger guitar (JJ Guitars)
Alex Budman tenor sax (playing P.Mauriat Pmauriat Albest tenor)
Bernard Purdie drums
Jon Hammond at the New Portable B3 organ
Head Phone composed by Jon Hammond, first recorded in 1989 on Jon Hammond’s album Late Rent with Bernard Purdie also on the album – info from ASCAP: http://www.ascap.com/audioportraits/h/jon_hammond_rent.aspx
Thanks for the great Mix and Audio – Brian English FOH and Denny Mack
See jsmusek Youtube Head Phone – Jon Hammond Band
http://youtu.be/4YPu8TTQ7us nice job jsmusek – JH
— with Jon Hammond, Alex Budman, Joe Berger, Bernard Purdie, Koei Tanaka and Pmauriat Albest at The NAMM Show.

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Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1009616439067153&pnref=story

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

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1170664

Youtube http://youtu.be/ibPxc0shd8Y

Jon Hammond original composition “Train Song” performed at Jon’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt – Jon Hammond Band: Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ – special thanks to Frank Poehl for operating the camera – http://www.HammondCast.com ©JH INTL ASCAP Publishing JON HAMMOND International

Briggs & Riley Travelware added 2 new photos – https://www.facebook.com/BriggsandRiley/posts/10153116135768914

Iconic jazz and blues keyboardist and television/music radio show host and producer (CBS’s “Jon Hammond’s Afternoon Slide” on KYCY 1550 AM) Jon Hammond writes us: “Nothing like riding the old S-Bahn with my Briggs & Riley Travelware.” We do love hearing from you, Mr. Hammond. Happy travels on tour and keep on tinkling those ivories!!

Musician and media personality Jon Hammond in Frankfurt photographing his Briggs & Riley bags.

Keyboard master Jon Hammond on tour.

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Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LateRent2013MusikmesseWarmUpPartyJonHammondBand

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Di. 14.04. 
“The FINGERS…are the SINGERS!”
Musikmesse “Warm Up Party”
Jon Hammond & Band

Jon Hammond – organ
Joe Berger – guitar
Peter Klohmann – saxophone
Giovanni Gulino – drums

Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ “Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!”
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Cable Access: Jon Hammond Show Broadcast 03/14/2015 MNN Channel 1

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260314

Youtube http://youtu.be/ElPht5F81xA

Jon Hammond Show Broadcast 03/14/2015 MNN Channel 1- (Mikell’s circa 1989) – Blues In Mikell’s Night – Jon Hammond Late Rent Session Men
Blues In Mikell’s Night – vintage gig in NYC’s premier nightspot Mikell’s at 760 Columbus Avenue – The Musicians: Leslie J. Carter Chuggy Carter percussion
Bernard Purdie drums
Barry Finnerty guitar
Jon Hammond 1959 B3 organ
camera Joe Berger

http://www.jonhammondband.com/ — Opening Party for The Australian Music Association Convention – AMAC back in Gold Coast Australia, The Jon Hammond Trio with Kerry Jacobson drums, Neil Wickham tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond New B3 organ – opening introduction by Bernie Capicchiano with many special guest in the house, including Larry Morton Chairman of NAMM Show in the USA Delegation and member exhibitors of AMA in Jupiters Casino Hotel Broadbeach Gold Coast AU – AMAC Convention Back In Gold Coast for 2014 – Jon Hammond Organ Group – special thanks Bernies Music Land Team / Musico, Rob Walker, Greg Phillips, Tony Burn – and all the great people of The AMAC!

– The Late Great Joe Franklin with Jon Hammond: Joe Franklin “King Of Nostalgia” Host of Radio & TV who’s guests have been entertainers like Bill Cosby to legends like Bing Crosby, Charlie Chaplin,
John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Cary Grant, John Lennon, here with Jon Hammond on Jon’s daily HammondCast Show on KYOU Radio live in Joe
Franklin’s office known as “Memory Lane”. Enjoy! ©JON HAMMOND International

Hammond Organs, NAMM Show, Musikmesse, Bernard Purdie, Jazz, Funk, Hilton, ASCAP Composer, Head Phone, Organ Group, Musicians Union, Local 802, Suzuki Musical Instruments, Chromatic Harmonica

Livin’ Is Easy When You Are The Jon Hammond Band On 6th Street In San Francisco

December 6, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Livin’ Is Easy When You Are The Jon Hammond Band On 6th Street In San Francisco

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LivinIsEasyWhenYouAreTheJonHammondBandOn6thStreetInSanFrancisco

Youtube http://youtu.be/VQBVAbRAoGY

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=948114665217331

Real nice playing on the jazz ballad by tenor saxophonist Larry Schneider, Bob Brumbeloe on guitar, Ron Smith drums and Jon Hammond keyboards & bass –
Livin’ is Easy when you are The Jon Hammond Band on 6th Street in San Francisco

http://www.HammondCast.com/ – Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Jon Hammond, Larry Schneider and Bob Brumbeloe at 6th Street.

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1194600

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Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/ImprovedAudioUndergroundFrankfurtJonHammondBandIntimBarLissania1

Jon Hammond Band circa 1992 Underground Frankfurt Scene Night Shows in Europa Intim Bar and Lissania in Frankfurt’s Red Light District during musikmesse.

Original Funk tunes “Pocket Funk” and “Nu Funk” aka “Hip Hop Chitlins” Note: sadly funky drummer James Preston has passed, long-time drummer in various formations of Jon Hammond Band, Sons of Champlin, Cold Blood with Lydia Pense, RIP Jimmy – Al Allen Wittig tenor saxophone, Barry Finnerty guitar, Jon Hammond organ, funky James Preston drums – special thanks to Joe Berger Hans Romanov Europa INTIM Bar ElbeStrasse 34, 60329 Frankfurt and Stefan Hantel aka Shantel Lissania on the Kaiserstrasse

Youtube http://youtu.be/3wjgB0moazk

– as seen on cable access show The Jon Hammond Show now in 31st year – all music ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP http://www.HammondCast.com/ — with James Preston and Jon Hammond at KiezPraline

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1188407

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Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=936450226383775

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

Youtube http://youtu.be/x6a8MHYESqc

Jon Hammond and Friends drop in to Taipei night spot JAZZ SPOT SWING organ lounge,

Jon at Mr. Nobuki Kuwahara’s Hammond Sk2 organ with house musicians – Kenichi Toyoda piano

– special thanks to Nico, Shannon, Letitia – Superlux Taiwan,

P. Mauriat Europe Pmauriat Albest Team!

http://www.HammondCast.com/ – Jazz Spot Swing

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/110027287

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1182889

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=924772564218208

James Oscar Smith aka Jimmy Smith photos by Jon Hammond
Taken in Long Beach, California
Long Beach CA — James Oscar Smith aka Jimmy Smith photos by Jon Hammond one month before he passed away, just after receiving the prestigious NEA Jazz Master Award.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Smith_(musician)
James Oscar “Jimmy” Smith (December 8, 1925[1] or 1928[2] – February 8, 2005)[1][2] was an American jazz musician who achieved the rare distinction of releasing a series of instrumental jazz albums that often charted on Billboard. Smith helped popularize the Hammond B-3 electric organ, creating an indelible link between sixties soul and jazz improvisation.

In 2005, Smith was awarded the NEA Jazz Masters Award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the highest honor that the United States bestows upon jazz musicians.
Also known as The Incredible Jimmy Smith
Born December 8, 1925
Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died February 8, 2005 (aged 79)
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Genres Hard bop
Mainstream jazz
Jazz-funk
Jazz fusion
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Hammond B-3 electric organ

Smith’s birth year is of some confusion, with various sources citing either 1925 or 1928. Born James Oscar Smith in Norristown, Pennsylvania, at the age of six he joined his father doing a song-and-dance routine in clubs. He began teaching himself to play the piano. When he was nine, Smith won a Philadelphia radio talent contest as a boogie-woogie pianist.[5] After a stint in the navy, he began furthering his musical education in 1948, with a year at Royal Hamilton College of Music, then the Leo Ornstein School of Music in Philadelphia in 1949. He began exploring the Hammond organ in 1951. From 1951 to 1954 he played piano, then organ in Philly R&B bands like Don Gardner and the Sonotones. He switched to organ permanently in 1954 after hearing Wild Bill Davis.
He purchased his first Hammond organ, rented a warehouse to practice in and emerged after little more than a year. Upon hearing him playing in a Philadelphia club, Blue Note’s Alfred Lion immediately signed him to the label and his second album, The Champ, quickly established Smith as a new star on the jazz scene. He was a prolific recording artist and, as a leader, dubbed The Incredible Jimmy Smith, he recorded around forty sessions for Blue Note in just eight years beginning in 1956. Albums from this period include The Sermon!, House Party, Home Cookin’, Midnight Special, Back at the Chicken Shack and Prayer Meetin’.

Smith signed to the Verve label in 1962. His first album, Bashin’, sold well and for the first time set Smith with a big band, led by Oliver Nelson. Further big band collaborations followed, most successfully with Lalo Schifrin for The Cat and guitarist Wes Montgomery, with whom he recorded two albums: The Dynamic Duo and Further Adventures Of Jimmy and Wes. Other notable albums from this period include Blue Bash and Organ Grinder Swing with Kenny Burrell, The Boss with George Benson, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Got My Mojo Working, and Root Down.

During the 1950s and 1960s, Smith recorded with some of the great jazz musicians of the day such as Kenny Burrell, George Benson, Grant Green, Stanley Turrentine, Lee Morgan, Lou Donaldson, Tina Brooks, Jackie McLean, Grady Tate and Donald Bailey.

The Jimmy Smith Trio performed “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” and “The Sermon” in the 1964 film Get Yourself a College Girl.

In the 1970s, Smith opened his own supper club in Los Angeles, California, and played there regularly with guitarist Paul C Saenz, Kenny Dixon on drums, Herman Riley and John F. Phillips on saxophone; also included in the band was harmonica/flute player Stanley Behrens. The 1972 album Root Down, considered a seminal influence on later generations of funk and hip-hop musicians, was recorded live at the club, albeit with a different group of backing musicians…

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LateRentJonHammondThemeSong2014

Jon Hammond theme song Late Rent on the occasion of 28th annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt and Jon’s birthday

with Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ – Late Rent is the theme song for Jon’s long-running cable TV show in New York City The Jon Hammond Show and HammondCast radio program http://www.HammondCast.com – special thanks to Frank Poehl for operating the camera – Jon Hammond Band

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LateRentJonHammondThemeSong2014

Good time in The Garden Court At The Palace Hotel today, thank you long-time server Maggie and F&B Team!
Jon Hammond

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Palace Hotel 2 New Montgomery Street · San Francisco, CA
See’s Candies Stage Shoreline Amphitheatre Jon Hammond & The Late Rent Session Men
November 11, 2014
*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: See’s Candies Stage Shoreline Amphitheatre Jon Hammond & The Late Rent Session Men

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/SeesCandiesStageShorelineAmphitheatreJonHammondTheLateRentSessionMen
Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men concert on See’s Candies Stage Shoreline Amphitheatre At Mountain View Amphitheater show for Bill Graham Presents
Jon Hammond Band Funk Unit coming up at Winter NAMM Show folks http://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2015/concerts-performances/jon-hammond-funk-unit — at The Garden Court At The Palace Hote

Jon Hammond theme song Late Rent on the occasion of 28th annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt and Jon’s birthday

with Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ – Late Rent is the theme song for Jon’s long-running cable TV show in New York City The Jon Hammond Show and HammondCast radio program http://www.HammondCast.com – special thanks to Frank Poehl for operating the camera – Jon Hammond Band

Youtube http://youtu.be/5shPL3IOYlU

NuMuBu http://www.numubu.com/153010-videos.html?VIDEO_ID=23971

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1117717

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MNN TV, Channel 1

Jon Hammond Quartet 6th Street Blues San Francisco

December 5, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond Quartet 6th Street Blues San Francisco

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondQuartet6thStreetBluesSanFrancisco

Youtube http://youtu.be/EzxyVQk6X_g

Jon Hammond Quartet 6th Street Blues in San Francisco with Ron Smith drums, Bob Brumbeloe guitar, Larry Schneider saxophone, Jon Hammondorgan & bass http://www.HammondCast.com/ – Jon Hammond Organ Group— with Bob Brumbeloe and 2 others at 6th Street.

Producer: Jon Hammond
Language: English

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/113581861

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1194359

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

Youtube http://youtu.be/iPZ28zef6KU

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1190837

Jon Hammond Band special show and party for musikmesse Warm Up Party, spirited performance of the theme song for Jon Hammond’s New York City TV and Radio show LATE RENT from The Jon Hammond Show with seasoned veteran musicians many years between them here in the world famous Jazzkeller Frankfurt – Joe Berger aka The Berger-Meister on guitar, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, special guest Lee Oskar harmonica and Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ & bass


– many close friends industry and personal in the house here! special thanks to P Mauriat HQ Pmauriat Albest saxophones, TecAmp – Bass Player’s Gear for Jon’s amp and Tetsuo Mano Tombo Musical Inst. Co., Ltd. / Lee Oskar,harps Messe Frankfurt Team, jazzkeller Team ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP http:///www.HammondCast.com as seen on Manhattan Neighborhood Network Channel 1 — with Joe Berger, Tony Lakatos, Pmauriat Albest, American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP), P Mauriat Central Europe, Tombo Musical Inst. Co., Ltd.

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/112610697

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Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=941051119257019

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/Vers.2.0PocketFunkMusikmesseWarmUpParty

Jon’s original funk composition “Pocket Funk” as seen on The Jon Hammond Show 31st year MNN TV – annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt – Jon Hammond Band with special guest Lee Oskar harmonica, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond organ (and bass) Sk1 Hammond organ ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO special thanks to Alex P Mauriat HQ Pmauriat Albest Saxophones and Thomas EichTecAmp – Bass Player’s Gear powering Jon’s organ – Suzuki Musical Instruments

http://www.HammondCast.com/ — with Giovanni Totò Gulino, Joe Berger, Tony Lakatos, Jon Hammond, Lee Oskar, PMauriat Saxophones, Jon Hammond Organ Group and Pmauriat Albest at Jazzkeller.

Youtube http://youtu.be/AYBIe9q6ZZM

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1190092

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2ap3yy_vers-2-0-pocket-funk-musikmesse-warm-up-party_music

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

Get Back in the Groove performed by Jon Hammond
Youtube http://youtu.be/7bg1F_QY4nw
Published on Aug 24, 2014
“Get Back in the Groove” performed by Jon Hammond live at Bernies Music Land on the 14/8/14
Jon dedicated this performance to the memory of that great comic talent Robin Williams.

– AE Music Productions / Mike Wallis
Jon Hammond is one of the premier Hammond B3 players in the world. Jon
has played professionally since the age of twelve. Beginning as a solo
accordionist, he later played Hammond B3 organ in a number of important
San Francisco bands. Today, Jon plays and tours extensively and has a
large international following. Jon has also hosted a number of popular
radio and TV shows.
Jon Hammond Organ Group
https://www.youtube.com/user/JonHammondBand
https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband
*note from Jon: When
I got back to San Francisco I felt compelled to drive over to Robin’s
house and pay my respects: Robin Williams’ Sea Cliff San Francisco home –
farewell my old neighbor. My girlfriend and I met him one rainy night
just about here from where I took
this photo. He was sitting in his Volvo SUV wagon with bike rack on the
back. When we walked by the driver door with umbrella suddenly the door
popped open and out jumped Robin – he said “Hey Kids! Be careful when
you walk around here at night, the cars come around the corner fast!” He
was still wearing the fatigues from his USO Tour – we talked for a long
time standing in the rain there near China Beach and then he said good
night and walked across the street and went in his house. RIP Robin
Williams #RobinWilliams – JH

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

Jon Hammond, Quartet, Tenor Saxophone, Blues, Jazz, Organ group, San Francisco, Tenderloin District, 6th Street, Hammond organ, Local 6, Musicians Union

Jon Hammond Trio AMAC Party Australia

August 18, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond Trio AMAC Party Australia

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

Opening Party for The Australian Music Association Convention – AMAC back in Gold Coast Australia, The Jon Hammond Trio with Kerry Jacobson drums, Neil Wickham tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond New B3 organ – opening introduction by Bernie Capicchiano with many special guest in the house, including Larry Morton Chairman of NAMM Show in the USA Delegation and member exhibitors of AMA in Jupiters Casino Hotel Broadbeach Gold Coast AU – http://www.HammondCast.com AMAC Convention Back In Gold Coast for 2014 – Jon Hammond Organ Group – special thanks Bernies Music Land Team / Musico, Rob Walker, Greg Phillips, Tony Burn – and all the great people of The AMAC! – #AMAC14 JH – Jon Hammond Band — with Jon Hammond at Jupiters Gold Coast. http://www.HammondCast.com

Youtube http://youtu.be/7DoP-V8Ii1M

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1162705

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/103636346

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x23wtkp_jon-hammond-trio-amac-party-australia_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=883920328303432

AMAC Convention Back In Gold Coast for 2014 Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/AMAC-Convention-Back-In-Gold-Coast-for-2014/150270171678326

Larry Morton Chairman NAMM and Jon Hammond – USA Delegation

Jon Hammond with Beth and Alan Friedman – USA Delegation

From the bandstand

L to R: Neil Wickham, Jon Hammond, Kerry Jacobson

Setting up on the bandstand for cocktail reception – here with Shannon Sullivan & Kerry Jacobson drums –

Rocking The Australian Music Association Convention / AMAC Convention Back In Gold Coast for 2014 – Jon Hammond — at Jupiters Gold Coast

Jon Hammond at Electro-Voice Bosch Stand AMAC Gold Coast – Superlative Powered Speakers by EV!

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

End of AMAC Show Jazz Session with Hammond Organ Trio in Electro-Voice Stand with Simon Ert – Gretsch Drums, Chris Connolly – Grover Jackson Guitar, Jon Hammond – Hammond Sk1 organ.

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1161342

Youtube http://youtu.be/SPHi-VBY6zI

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x23ifs1_hammond-organ-trio-in-electro-voice-stand-amac_music

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/103288453

Special thanks Electro-Voice Bosch Team – Tom Grzelak, Phill Webb, Brett Johnston. AMAC / AMA Rob Walker, Greg Phillips, Tony Burn – President, Bernie Capicchiano Bernies Music Land, Australian Musician www.HammondCast.com – Gold Coast Australia — “Tons of Swingin’ Funky Fun playing with Chris Connolly guitar & Simon Ert drums, beautiful cats here Australian Musician / The Australian Music Association!! Thanks everybody, see you next year and at The NAMM Show and musikmesse! – Jon Hammond *special thanks to the Electro-Voice / EV Australia Team, wonderful powered speakers, sound is amazing! – JH
AMAC winding down and jammin up” – Jon Hammond Band / Jon Hammond Organ Group

Jon Hammond – In Workshop at Carlingford Music Centre

Youtube http://youtu.be/7UkduodJQ8I

Funky Jazz, Cocktail reception, Organ group, B3 organ, Jon Hammond, Kerry Jacobson, Drums, Neil Wickham, Tenor sax, Australian Music Association, AMAC Gold Coast, Blues Funk, Local 802, Musicians Union

Jon Hammond Organ Group Music City Center Acoustic Nation Lobby Stage Pocket Funk

July 31, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond Organ Group Music City Center Acoustic Nation Lobby Stage Pocket Funk

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

Youtube http://youtu.be/sRdBjs_4u_I

Jon Hammond Organ Group afternoon performance on Acoustic Nation NAMM Stage at Summer NAMM Show Nashville Tennessee.
Roland Barber trombone,
Evan Cobb tenor saxophone,
Louis Flip Winfield drums,
Joe Berger guitar,
Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond Organ
– Camera: Nickolas Butterfield
– ©JON HAMMOND International http://www.HammondCast.com/
*Special thanks JC Clifford & Sleishman Drum Co. / Mothertone, Music City Center

http://www.namm.org/summer/2014/concerts-performances/jon-hammond-organ-group

Jon Hammond Organ Group

Performance Info
Location:
Music City Center
Acoustic Nation Lobby Stage
Time:
Friday, July 18, 2014 – 3:15pm to 3:45pm
Artist Info
Jon Hammond: Organ / bass Leader
Joe Berger: guitar
Roland Barber: trombone
Genre:
Jazz
Website:
http://www.jonhammondband.com
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband
Artist Bio:
JON HAMMOND Instruments: Organ, Accordion, Piano, Guitar Attended: Berklee College of Music 1974, City College San Francisco Languages: English, German Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Hammond Organ. Musician: Jon Hammond is one of the premier B3 PLAYERS in the world. Jon has played professionally since age 12. Beginning as a solo accordionist, he later played Hammond B3 organ in a number of important San Francisco bands. His all original group HADES opened shows for Tower of Power, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Michael Bloomfield. Eddie Money and Barry Finnerty became musical associates. Moving East he attended Berklee College of Music and played venues as diverse as Boston’s “Combat Zone” in the striptease clubs during the ’70’s and the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod, where he was house organist with the late great trumpet player Lou Colombo and developed a lasting friendship with House Speaker Tip O’Neill. He also toured the Northeast and Canada with the successful show revue “Easy Living”, and continued his appearances at nightclubs in Boston and New York. Subsequently Hammond lived and traveled in Europe, where he has an enthusiastic following. TV/Video Producer: In 1981 Jon formed BackBeat Productions. Assisted by Lori Friedman (Video by LORI), the innovative TV show “The Jon Hammond Show” became a Manhattan Cable TV favorite. Jon’s “Live on the street” video style included news events, as well as live music/video clips of Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge and many others. The weekly show is now in it’s 30th year and has influenced the broadcasts of David Letterman and others. Billboard Magazine hailed Jon’s show as “The Alternative to MTV”.

LINK http://youtu.be/7TApELTO1XI Head Phone – Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie of Jon’s Band Featuring Bernard Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Alex Budman, Joe Berger2, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond Organ Group

— with Stephen Fortner, Scott May, Joe Berger rips it up! Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Hilton Anaheim Lobby Special Program on 80th Anniversary of Hammond Organ USA – Front of House / FOH Mix by Brian English – Denny Mack Audio – announcement – Stephen Fortner – Editor Keyboard Magazine Jon Hammond Organ Group *Note: “Head Phone” composed by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND Intl. ASCAP recorded with Bernard Purdie originally on Jon’s album Late Rent in year of 1989 – Big Special Thanks to Jay Dittamo for standin’ in the cuff for Bernard, thanks Jay! special thanks to Scott May and Gregg Gregory Gronowski – Hammond Suzuki Musical Instruments Team

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

Youtube http://youtu.be/4uRnrO5U0l4

Blues Extravaganza 18th consecutive year Musikmesse-Session for an enthusiastic crowd in Jazzkeller Hofheim – Jon Hammond Band closing out the night with an uptempo blues and a slow blues
Joe Berger aka The Berger-Meister guitar
Peter Klohmann tenor sax
Totó Giovanni Gulino drums
Jon Hammond organ
Continuing the tradition, next year the date will be
14th of March 2014 – special thanks to the newly re-elected Mayor / Bürgermeisterin von Hofheim Gisela Stang for joining us on this very special evening and thank you / dankeschön to all the people of Hofheim am Taunus and the Team at Jazzkeller Hofheim!
Sincerely,
Jon Hammond and Band http://www.jonhammondband.com

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1140146

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1ydded_blues-extravaganza-fast-slow-musikmesse-session-for-mobile-wow_music

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Jon Hammond Musikmesse Warm Up Party

Chocolate Chocolate Cake baked by Saray Pastnesi Bakery on Mainzer Landstrasse FFM

– Musikmesse Warm Up Party 2013 very special friends in Jazzkeller Frankfurt – thank you so much everybody for joining us for celebrating 27 years Musikmesse and 60 year birthday boy cake action with Jon Hammond Band, Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Totó Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon at the Sk1 Hammond organ – we’re going to do it again next year in 2014!

L to R: Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM, Jon Hammond, Joe Berger

Betty Heywood, NAMM director of International Affairs and Jon Hammond at Musikmesse Warm Up Party – Jazzkeller Frankfurt

Chocolate Chocolate cake action – Super Jenny cutting cake – many thanks Super Jenny!

– Musikmesse Warm Up Party 2013 very special friends in Jazzkeller Frankfurt – thank you so much everybody for joining us for celebrating 27 years Musikmesse and 60 year birthday boy cake action with Jon Hammond Band, Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Totó Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon at the Sk1 Hammond organ – we’re going to do it again next year in 2014!

The Best Baker in Frankfurt delivered personally my birthday / 27 year Musikmesse Warm Up Party chocolate chocolate cake last night to Jazzkeller Frankfurt, dankeschön! Jon Hammond – Day 1 Musikmesse kicking it off folks, JH

Musikmesse Warm Up Party 2013 very special friends in Jazzkeller Frankfurt – thank you so much everybody for joining us for celebrating 27 years Musikmesse and 60 year birthday boy cake action with Jon Hammond Band, Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Totó Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon at the Sk1 Hammond organ – we’re going to do it again next year in 2014! — at Jazzkeller

Tony Lakatos, Jon Hammond, Totó Giovanni Gulino, Joe Berger Musikmesse Warm Up Party 2013 very special friends in Jazzkeller Frankfurt

– thank you so much everybody for joining us for celebrating 27 years Musikmesse and 60 year birthday boy cake action with Jon Hammond Band, Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Totó Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon at the Sk1 Hammond organ – we’re going to do it again next year in 2014!

MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME
http://www.journal-frankfurt.de/journal_news/Kultur-9/My-home-away-from-home-Jon-Hammond-zum-27-Mal-auf-der-Musikmesse-18308.html?src=funkyjazz&id&rewrite_titel
Jon Hammond zum 27. Mal auf der Musikmesse
Nomen est omen. Der Mann heißt Hammond und spielt eine Hammond. Der Organist aus New York freut sich auf Frankfurt und lädt zur Musikmesse Warm Up Party am 9.4. in den Jazzkeller ein.
JOURNAL FRANKFURT: Was war für Sie zuerst da – die Frankfurter Musikmesse oder Auftritte im Jazzkeller?
Jon Hammond: Die Musikmesse. Ich kam 1987 zum ersten Mal nach Frankfurt, zusammen mit Joe Berger, der auf der Messe für Engl Amplifiers spielte. Wir flogen mit der Lufthansa ein und teilten uns ein Zimmer im berühmten Prinz Otto Hotel am Hauptbahnhof. Schon in der ersten Nacht stellte mir Joe den großen John Entwistle, den Bassisten von The Who vor. Es wurde eine lange Nacht, in der wir Cognac tranken und Erdnüsse knabberten in eiern Suite des Marriott Hotels. Ich habe Joe bei einer Session mit John und Ringo Starrs Sohn Zak Starkey im Dorian Grey Club gefilmt bei einer Soundcheck Party. In den ersten paar Jahren spielte ich nicht oft live weil ich noch keine transportierbare Hammond Orgel hatte vor 1991 als ich den Prototyp einer XB-2 Hammond Orgel bekam mit der ich dann um die Welt reiste. Hauptsächliche dokumenierte ich aber die Messe für meine Cable TV Show in New York, die inzwischen im 29. Jahr als The Jon Hammond Show — Music, Travel and Soft News präsentiert. Die harten Nachrichten überlasse ich CNN und den großen Networks (lacht). Vom ersten Jahr an fühlten wir uns der Musikmesse eng verbunden, haben seitdem eine tolle Zeit hier, kommen jedes Jahr wieder bis wir kleine, alte Männer sind.

Das Jazzkeller-Konzert am Vorabend der Musikmesse ist zu einer netten Tradition geworden – wie kam es dazu, was bedeutet es Ihnen und wir werden Sie dieses Jahr diesen Abend im Jazzkeller zelebrieren?
Ab 1991 lernte ich mehr und mehr Musikmesse-Menschen kennen und die mich und auch einiges von meiner Musik. Einige von ihnen ermunterten mich, doch auch für Auftritte nach Deutschland zu kommen weil es hier doch ein Interesse an Hammond-Orgel-Groove-Music gab. Mit der schon erwähnten, kleinen, kompakten aber sehr kraftvollen Orgel war das alles möglich. Zudem machte ich in New York gerade eine schwere Zeit durch, mein Vater war gestorben und ich hatte das Gefühl, einige Veränderungen könnten meinem Leben gut tun. Also kam ich nach Frankfurt mit meiner XB-2, allerdings mit einem Rückflugticket falls etwas schief gehen würde. Ich rief viele Musiker an, ließ sie wissen, ich bin jetzt da, lasst uns zusammen spielen. Das war für mich der Anfang einer langen, sehr speziellen Beziehung, vor allem zum Frankfurter Publikum nach ersten kleinen erfolgen im Jazzkeller und einer kurzen Auftritt im Hessen Report im Fernsehen. Beatrix Rief verdanke ich dieses “lucky light on me”, eine tolle Erfahrung. Seitdem nenne ich Frankfurt “My Good Luck City” und im Jazzkeller begann auch alles für mich als Musiker. Deshalb liegt mir der Club auch so nah am Herzen, deshalb hatte ich auch die Idee, meine “Musikmesse Warm Up Party” dort zu realisieren, immer in der Nacht bevor die Messe startet was zu einer schönen Tradition wurde. Im ersten Jahr, in dem ich dann auch ein wenig Sponsoring von Philip Morris bekam, konnte ich damit einige Flugtickets für befreundete Musik bezahlen. Darüber war ich sehr glücklich. Dabei rauche ich selbst gar nicht.

Wie würden Sie Ihr persönliches Verhältnis zu Deutschland und Frankfurt beschrieben?
Lassen Sie es mich so sagen: ich liebe Frankfurt und die Frankfurter waren immer gut zu mir in all den Jahren. Ich könnte ein ganzes Buch über die Zeit schreiben, in der ich in Bornheim wohnte und Nacht für Nacht in der alten Jazzkneipe in der Berliner Straße auftrat. Das war der Treffpunkt, wo auch die Musiker der HR Bigband hinkamen und es gab eine generöse Chefin in der kleinen Kneipe. Auch Regine Dobberschütz und Eugen Hahn im Jazzkeller waren wahre Jazzengel für mich, die mir so vieles ermöglichten in der Zeit. Wir konnten auch in den Studios von AFN Radio spielen, waren die einzigen Musiker, die das – mit einer Sondergenehmigung des US Militärs – durften. Für ein wenig Promotion für die Musikmesse. Wir nannten das Programm für die AFN “Profile TV “-Show “Sound Police”. Wir hatten viel Spaß. Kein Wunder also, dass ich Frankfurt als my home away from home begreife und ich mich jedes Mal wieder freue zur Musikmesse zu reisen, in diesem Jahr übrigens zum 27. Mal in Folge. Und ich bin diesmal besonders aufgeregt, heim nach Frankfurt zu kommen weil ich gerade 60 Jahre alt geworden bin.

Wer wird in diesem Jahr zum Gelingen des Konzertes mit teils komponierter, teils improvisierter Musik, so nehme ich an, beitragen und was für einen Sound wird die Band präsentieren?
Ich habe etwa 90% der Kompositionen geschrieben, die wir spielen werden. Es ist die Musik, die man auch in meiner New Yorker TV-Show hören kann und die mich mehrmals um die Welt getragen hat. Meinen Stil nenne ich “Swinging Funky Jazz and Blues” und featurert die ganz wunderbaren Solisten in meine Band: Tony Lakatos, den großen ungarischen Tenorsaxophonisten, der auch Mitglied in der hr Bigband ist, dann meinen alten Freund Giovanni Gulino, diesen tollen Schlagzeuger, der schon für fast alle Großen der Szene getrommelt hat. Ich liebe diese Jungs. Als Gitarrist ist mein alten Freund und Kollege Joe Berger dabei, den man auch als The Berger-Meister kennt. Auf diese Formation bin ich wirklich stolz.

Werden Sie im Jazzkeller wieder eine Hammond Orgel spielen?
Ja, sicher, das neueste Modell, eine Sk1, die exakt so klingt wie die legendäre B3. Ich liebe sie. Und sie wiegt nur noch sieben Kilo (Anm. des Autors: Das Original, ein echtes Möbel mit viel Holz, mussten immer zwei Menschen mit viel Muskelkraft die Treppen rauf und runter hieven), ein deutliches Indiz, dass wir in der Zukunft angekommen sind. Da stecken viele Jahre Forschung und Entwicklung drin, auch Bühnenerprobungen. Ich ziehe den Hut vor den Ingenieuren von Suzuki, ein unverwüstliches Instrument erschaffen zu haben. Und das unterziehe ich jetzt einen echten Härttest (lacht).
27. März 2013 Interview: Detlef Kinsler

photo: Detlef Kinsler and Jon Hammond in Jazzkeller

Web: www.jazzkeller.com / www.jonhammondband.com

Power Shot – P.Mauriat FMS 2013 Team – Blues and Jazz Session with the great P.Mauriat Artists and Jon Hammond at Sk1 Hammond organ – big special thanks to main man Alex Mingmann Hsieh! – Jon Hammond — with Reiner Witzel, Klaus Wangorsch, André de Laat, Pmauriat Albest, Agnieszka Obrebska and PMauriat Saxophones at musikmesse

The next hot shot tenor player folks! At P.Mauriat stand H4.1 E71 Frankfurt Musikmesse 2013

– Jon Hammond — with P Mauriat HQ and Pmauriat Albest

Wolfgang Lücke Fearless Leader Direktor of Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound world’s biggest Music Trade Show and Jon Hammond on last day of the fair – it is a monster job, Wolfgang and his mighty team pulled it off to perfection like every year – and like his name says, brings Good Luck to me and all the family of Music Exhibitors, thanks a million / dankeschön Wolfgang and Team! We will meet again in Shanghai Messefrankfurt Music-China – totally rockin’ show once again! – Jon

— with Wolfgang Lücke at musikmesse

Name this great saxophonist Folks! P.Mauriat Blues and Jazz Session Day 3 in 2013 Musikmesse with Jon Hammond at the organ
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151383558292102&set=at.61160682101.82732.558692101.1433598677

– *It’s Mike Smith from Chicago folks! JH

Paul de Laat:

Morgen op de Musikmesse!!!! Play it bro!!! 😉 — with Arno Haas, Jon Hammond, André de Laat and Tony Lakatos
Róbert Murányi Tony Lakatos a plakát közepén… a magyar szaxis viszi a hátán a csapatot?

Thank you for posting the Plakat of P.Mauriat Blues & Jazz booth session Paul de Laat – your brother plays wonderfully and is a very nice cat!
all the best,
Jon Hammond
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2940647253085&set=a.1211455144363.26432.1768309512

Power shot: Ludovic Beier the great Accordion and Accordina virtuoso Roland V-Accordion Artist, Jon Hammond and Suzuki Instruments Executives Shigeyuki Ohtaka and President Shuji Suzuki on last day of 2013 Frankfurt Musikmesse

– check out my interview with Ludovic and his performances on Youtube http://youtu.be/aoSYDrWRrok
LUDOVIC BEIER chromatic accordion virtuoso Jazz Musician from France is Jon’s guest here on HammondCast

Saxophone Mouthpiece builder Rafy Navarro with Jon Hammond and Tony Lakatos – Rafy also makes Bob Mintzer’s mouthpiece – Frankfurt Musikmesse 2013

— with Tony Lakatos at musikmesse

Pigini / Excelsior Accordion Friends at 2013 Musikmesse
L to R: Roberto Lucanero, Massimo Pigini, Jon Hammond, Federico Pigini *note: Excelsior in back of my head is similar to the one I play, magnificent hand-crafted instruments! *2nd image Heinz Aumüller Excelsior Deutschland and Jon Hammond –
Keys To Happiness Excelsior Accordions Hand Built in Castelfidardo Italy – USA Artist Jon Hammond
https://hammondcast.wordpress.com/2011/09/17/keys-to-happiness-excelsior-accordions-usa-artist-jon-hammond/ — with

with Roberto Lucanero

Preview of some of the photographs of the great Rock Photographer Andreas Meer of Jon Hammond Band playing 18th consecutive year Musikmesse-Session in Jazzkeller-Hofheim – it was a great night, thank you to all the folks who joined us including Gisela Stang Bürgermeisterin der Stadt Hofheim, wonderful Team of Jazzkeller-Hofheim and these musicians: Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Totó Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger aka The Berger-Meister guitar and Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ – thank you so much for documenting our concert Andreas! Jon Hammond

http://www.jonhammondband.com

Back at The Jazzkeller Hofheim for 18th consecutive year – and it’s starting to rain outside big time *second image with good friend long-time Jazzkeller Hofheimer Konrad Neupert so great to see Konrad again thanks/dankeschön Konrad! Jon Hammond

Just as I arrived at Jazzkeller-Hofheim it started raining cats and dogs!

Power Photo! L to R: Michael Falkenstein fearless Leader of Hammond Germany with is wonderful lady Super Jenny Jennifer Schiele, Joe Berger The Berger-Meister, Shuji Suzuki President of Suzuki Musical Instruments makers of my Hammond organ and myself Jon Hammond as we all meet in the busy hall of 2013 Frankfurt Musikmesse yesterday!

— with Michael Falkenstein, Jennifer Schiele and Joe Berger

Photo by Andreas Meer

Jazzkeller Hofheim – incredible great Jazz-night with Jon Hammond, Totó Giovanni Gulino drums, Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar at Sk1 Hammond orgel – Fr. 12.04. Musikmesse-Session mit Jon Hammond Band — with Joe Berger, Jon Hammond Organ Group, Totó Giovanni Gulino, Jon Hammond Band, Peter Klohmann and Jon Hammond

P Mauriat Blues and Jazz session with Jon Hammond and P.Mauriat artists Day 3 at 2013 Musikmesse, Going For The Sound!

P.Mauriat: “Thank you for visiting and see you in China”:
http://www.pmauriatmusic.com/en/news/4-events-news/262-thank-you-for-visiting-and-see-you-in-music-china

Hofheim am Taunus — Great night in history – Gisela Stang Bürgermeisterin der Stadt Hofheim meets Berger-Meister (Joe Berger) – Jon Hammond Band in Jazzkeller Hofheim

L to R: Joe Berger aka Berger-Meister, Gisela Stang, Totó Giovanni Gulino, Peter Kohmann, Joe Berger is happy about this…and we all are, go Gisela in the election, keep up the great work in Hofheim am Taunus! – Jon Hammond — with Joe Berger, Gisela Stang, Jon Hammond Band, Totó Giovanni Gulino and Peter Klohmann

The great Music Photographer Documentarian Andreas Meer and Jon Hammond on last day of Musikmesse 2013 – I am so happy and blessed that main man Andreas came directly from Paris to our concert last night in Jazzkeller Hofheim and shot incredible photos, documented the entire event, merci beaucoup…and thank you very much Andreas! Some photos will be coming soon, wow this is so super, Andreas Meer is one of the greatest Rock photographers in the world!
Thanks a million Andreas!
Jon Hammond and Band

— at musikmesse

Power Shot: with Ludovic Beier my favorite accordionist, accordina virtuoso and the Father of Roland V-Accordion and Jon Hammond on last day of Frankfurt Musikmesse 2013, bravo Ludovic! Jon
Youtube http://youtu.be/aoSYDrWRrok
2,697

— with Ludovic Beier at musikmesse

Big big congratulations to my friend Chan Mei Leng on the Grand Opening of her wonderful new “Selera Malaysian Restaurant” located very close to the Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof on Muenchenerstr. 52, the food is fantastic – wishing you many successes long long time Leng and Selera Team!

Jon Hammond — with Chan Mei Leng at Selera Malaysian Restaurant Muenchenerstr. 52 Frankfurt am Main

Pocket Funk, NAMM Show, Nashville, Organ Group, Jon Hammond, ASCAP Composer, Sk1, Acoustic Nation, Music City Center,
Musicians Union, Local 802

Late Rent Theme Song Acoustic Nation Stage Nashville Music City Center

July 28, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Late Rent Theme Song Acoustic Nation Stage Nashville Music City Center

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

Jon Hammond Organ Group performs original theme song “Late Rent” at Summer NAMM Show Nashville Tennessee on the Acoustic Nation Stage. Musicians: Roland Barber – trombone, Evan Cobb – tenor sax, Joe Berger – guitar, Louis Flip Winfield – drums, Jon Hammond – organ
http://www.jonhammondband.com/
special thanks to Nickolas Butterfield camera, JC Clifford & Michael Turner Mothertone crew for Louis and the fine Sleishman Drum Co drums you hear here – JH

Youtube http://youtu.be/4jTXzicbPiY

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1155766

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2259tv_late-rent-theme-song-acoustic-nation-stage_music

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/101913407

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

Jon Hammond’s Summer NAMM Nashville Photos and Jon Hammond Organ Group kicking it off on the NAMM Acoustic Nation Stage – Roland Barber trombone, Evan Cobb tenor, Joe Berger guitar, Louis Flip Winfield drums, Jon Hammond organ/bass – The NAMM Show — at Nashville Music City Center – *Special thanks JC Clifford & Sleishman Drum Co. / Mothertone
Camera Credit: Nickolas Butterfield http://www.HammondCast.com/

NAMM Acoustic Nation Stage Jon Hammond Organ Group

Youtube http://youtu.be/CZMB2uTYyaM

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1154470

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x21xv7u_jon-hammond-photos-and-organ-group-at-summer-namm-nashville_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=869085386453593

Late Rent, Nashville, Funky Jazz, Hammond Organ, Sk1, ASCAP Composer, Jon Hammond, Organ group, Roland Barber, trombone, Evan Cobb, Tenor, Louis Winfield, Mothertone, Joe Berger

NAMM Show Special Jon Hammond Band Featuring Bernard Purdie Father of Funk

March 30, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Show Special Jon Hammond Band Featuring Bernard Purdie

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

Special thanks to Jeff Guilford for this long shot camera work of The NAMM Show Special Sound Soul Summit performance of Jon Hammond Band in honor of 80th Anniversary of Hammond Organ presented by Hammond Organ USA Suzuki Musical Instruments and Keyboard Magazine – Stephen Fortner Editor of Keyboard announcing as Jon Hammond and legendary studio drummer Bernard Purdie reprise Jon’s composition “Head Phone” with tenor saxophonist Alex Budman, from Tokyo Japan Koei Tanaka harmonica, Joe Berger guitar. Jon Hammond at the B3mk2 Hammond Organ with Bernard Purdie aka Bernard “Pretty” Purdie on the fatback drums – incredible steady camera work Jeff, thanks! Jon Hammond Band www.jonhammondband.com Jon Hammond Organ Group special thanks Scott May, Gregg Gregory Gronowski, Steve Simmons of Hammond Suzuki USA NAMM Show Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM

Youtube http://youtu.be/lRHpmXya0t8

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/namm-special-show-jon-hammond-band-featuring-bernard-purdie-father-of-funk-6798096

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1114475

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1knnlj_namm-show-special-jon-hammond-band-featuring-bernard-purdie-father-of-funk_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=802596059769193

— with Jon Hammond, Alex Budman, Scott May, Joe Berger, Pmauriat Albest, Gregory Gronowski and Bernard Purdie at Hilton Anaheim

PHOTO on Bandstand Bernard Purdie by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND International:

Father of Funk, Bernard Pretty Purdie, Fatback Drums, Jon Hammond, Hammond Organ, B3, Organ Group, 80th Anniversary, NAMM Show, Local 802, Musicians Union

New Czechoslovakian Salsa Song 2014 musikmesse Warm Up Party

March 29, 2014

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: New Czechoslovakian Salsa Song 2014

Jon’s archive http://ia600801.us.archive.org/33/items/NewCzechoslovakianSalsaSong2014/New%20Czechoslovakian%20Salsa%20Song%202014.mp4

Jon Hammond Band’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous Jazzkeller performing Jon Hammond original composition written in Prague
“New Czechoslovakian Salsa Song” – Peter Klohmann is the tenor saxophonist,
Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Jon Hammond at the Hammond SK-1 organ powered by a markbass amplifier on the eve before official opening of musikmesse 2014 to a full house of special friends – dankeschön to Frank Poehl for operating the camera http://www.HammondCast.com/

Youtube http://youtu.be/7eEs5sAorF0

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/new-czechoslovakian-salsa-song-2014-musikmesse-warm-up-party-6795098

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1114172

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1kd8ft_new-czechoslovakian-salsa-song-2014_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=802064579822341

Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Jon Hammond organ

Hammond News JON HAMMOND RECEIVES NAMM AWARD

http://hammondorganco.com/jon-hammond-receives-namm-award/

JON HAMMOND RECEIVES NAMM AWARD
At the recent 2014 Winter NAMM Expo, Hammond Artist JON HAMMOND received the “Beleive In Music” award from NAMM President Joe Lamond. Jon travels the World with his Hammond Sk1, swinging with his group, guesting with others and playing Solo. Jon also brings the joy of jazz to many folks who are ill or recuperating via his countless visits to Hospitals and Institutions everywhere. Congratulations, Jon! http://www.jonhammondband.com

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

(Higher Quality) Anaheim CA: This film starts
out at the annual NAMM Believe In Music Awards and immediately
afterwards Jon Hammond ran to the Center Patio Stage for a Jon Hammond
Band performance with the inventor of “The Purdie Shuffle” Bernard
Purdie! – Koei Tanaka / 田中光栄 – from Tokyo on harmonica, Alex
Budman tenor sax, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the organ – http://www.jonhammondband.com/ — with Alex Budman, Joe Berger, Koei Tanaka, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie and Jon Hammond Organ Group at The NAMM Show Anaheim Convention Center

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

Jon Hammond Band annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in jazzkeller with opening remarks by Jon Hammond along with tenor saxophonist Peter Klohmann, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ powered by markbass amp – camera: Aurelia Nat, camera direction: Tino Pavlis http://www.HammondCast.com/

Youtube http://youtu.be/9ffDOldvQO8

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/opening-blues-introduction-musikmesse-warm-up-party-jazzkeller-6768382

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1h47ab_opening-blues-introduction-musikmesse-warm-up-party-jazzkeller_music

Main Man Stevie Wonder and Jon Hammond – The Big Handshake!

— with Steve Simmons and Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center

Thanks to all the nice folks who came out and packed the club for my 28th musikmesse Warm Up Party 2 nights ago in the famous Jazzkeller! Jon Hammond / Jon Hammond Band *CLIP: http://youtu.be/eDPN2aZPhE4
No X-Cess Baggage Blues 2014 musikmesse Warm Up Party – Di. 11.03. “The FINGERS…are the SINGERS!”
Musikmesse “Warm Up Party” in Jazzkeller
JAZZ
Jon Hammond (aus New York City) – organ
Joe Berger – guitar
Peter Klohmann – saxophone
Giovanni Totò Gulino – drums
Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ “Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!”
The Jon Hammond Show is a funky swinging instrumental revue, featuring top international soloists. The show has universal appeal. Big Hammond orgel sound – 100% organic jonhammondband.com/music
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More from Jon Hammond Klick: Behind The Beat
http://behindthebeat.com/2006/05/jon-hammond-the-ndr-sessions-projekt/
Artikle: http://journal-frankfurt.de/funkyjazz — with Joe Berger, Peter Klohmann and Giovanni Totò Gulino at Jazzkeller
special thanks / dankeschön to Frank Poehl for manning our camera! – cameo appearance: Michael Falkenstein and Jennifer Schiele

Do. 13.03. Musikmesse-Session mit Jon Hammond Band http://www.facebook.com/events/836105496404711/

WhenThursday
Time9:00pm until 12:00am

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CONFIRMED: Jon Hammond Band 18th Consecutive Year!
Jon’s musikmesse-Session Funky Jazz and Blues
Schon traditionell findet bei uns zur Frankfurter Musikmesse ein Treffen hochkarätiger Musiker statt. Wie auch in den vergangenen Jahren ist der aus New York stammende Orgelspieler Jon Hammond, mit Joe Berger „Berger-meister“, Peter Klohmann und Giovanni Gulino, angesagt.

Im Spiel geht Jon Hammond absolut in seiner Musik und seiner Leidenschaft für den guten alten Hammond-Sound auf. Mit 18 Jahren kaufte er sich seine erste Hammond B3 und tourte mit der Rockband Hades im Vorprogramm von Tower Of Power oder Michael Bloomfield. Ein regelrechter Genießer: Seinen Kopf wiegt er ständig von einer Seite zur anderen. Die linke Hand ersetzt größtenteils den Part eines Bassisten, zusätzlich zu den verschiedenen Klangfarben, die er manuell justiert.

Der Gitarrist Joe Berger gleicht einem Saiten-Hasardeur. Er spielte bereits mit Who-Bassist John Entwistle und sorgte in dessen Band für den Studio-Mix. Peter Klohmann ist ein junger talentierter Tenorsaxophonist. Giovanni Totò Gulino ziseliert an den Becken, setzt genaue Akzente auf der Fußtrommel und spielt leichte, luft
Joe Berger „Berger-meister“ – Gitarre
Peter Klohmann – Tenorsaxophon http://www.peterklohmann.com/
Giovanni Totò Gulino – Schlagzeug

Jazzkeller Hofheim
Hattersheimer Str. 6b, 65179 Hofheim In Taunus, Hessen, Germany
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Jon Hammond Band
People of Hofheim am Taunus: We are really looking forward to returning again for our 18th consecutive year to good old Jazzkeller-Hofheim for our annual musikmesse-Session ab Do. 13.03 / Thursday, March 13, 2014 – see you there / wir sehen uns! Jon Hammond
https://hammondcast.wordpress.com/2013/05/17/czechoslovakian-salsa-song-2013-hd-1080p/

Getting a little LOUD around the house folks? No Problem…Protective Hearing Headphones For The Kinder! –
protective hearing people:

The 3M Peltor™ Kid range Passive Ear Muffs are attractive neon green hearing protectors available in headband version only. These products are specially designed for younger wearers, including children, to protect against moderate levels of noise in everyday situation such as social and leisure activities.
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Unique low profile headband design helps maintain constant pressure thus providing confidence in protection
Soft wide cushions helps reduce pressure around the ears and improves comfort and wearability

Easy to replace cushions and inserts helps keep them hygienically clean – Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond Band takes a bow after encores – Jon’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the famous Jazzkeller

– L to R: Jon Hammond, Peter Klohmann Giovanni Totò Gulino Joe Berger http://www.jonhammondband.com/ — with Joe Berger and 3 others at Jazzkeller

Master Baker Mr. Tulan Jon Hammond’s friend delivering the fresh masterpiece birthday cake for Jon Hammond

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FP Blues Louisville Soundcheck and Jon Hammond Journal August 1 2012

August 1, 2012

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: FP Blues Louisville Soundcheck

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FP Blues Louisville Soundcheck Jon Hammond Band, original composition (Shuffle) Blues with guitarist John Bishop, Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Ronnie Smith Jr. drums, Jon Hammond organ / ASCAP Publishing
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WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Cannonball 99 One More Time Louisville Kentucky

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Youtube Shuffle CANNONBALL 99 ONE MORE TIME Jon Hammond Band Soundcheck

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Jon Hammond Band soundchecking in Louisville Kentucky, original composition CANNONBALL 99 ONE MORE TIME (Shuffle) Blues with guitarist John Bishop, Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Ronnie Smith Jr. drums, Jon Hammond organ ASCAP Publishing
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Nash Metropolitan Car Sighted — Jon Hammond
Vintage 1953–1961
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nash_Metropolitan
The Nash Metropolitan is a car that was sold, initially, only in the United States and Canada,[1] from 1954–1962.
It conforms to two classes of vehicle: economy car and subcompact car In today’s terminology the Metropolitan is a “subcompact”, but this category had not yet come into use when the car was made.[8] At that time, it was variously categorized, for example as a “small automobile” as well as an “economy car”.
The Metropolitan was also sold as a Hudson when Nash and Hudson merged in 1954 to form the American Motors Corporation (AMC), and later as a standalone marque during the Rambler years, as well as in the United Kingdom and other markets.

Frankfurt Germany — This cake and party/gig from previous year was really great also! Special thanks to Bernie Capicchiano for this wonderful photo – Jon Hammond
Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hozrJpHvV-4
Chocolate on Chocolate Cake at 2011 Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt with Jon Hammond Band and special guests for this special occasion celebrating 25 years in Musikmesse. Special acknowledgement of Wilhelm P. “Charly” Hosenseidl R.I.P. who was the Director of Musikmesse years 1989-2008 now Directed by Wolfgang Luecke, special thanks to Messe Frankfurt Projekt and Presse Team!
Jon Hammond Band:
Joe Berger guitar
Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone
Giovanni Gulino drums
Jon Hammond – XB-2 Hammond Organ – special thanks Hiromitsu Ono Chief Engineer Suzuki Musical Instruments designed my instrument which took me all around the world many times
“Late Rent” Jon Hammond theme song for Jon Hammond Show MNNTV and HammondCast Show KYOU Radio San Francisco CBS Radio Network
Thanks Joe Lamond President CEO NAMM, TecAmp Jürgen Kunze and Thomas Eich – Puma Combo bass amp powering Jon Hammond’s organ
Dankeschoen to Yücel Atiker, Tino Pavlis, Poehl, Bernie Capicchiano, Michael Falkenstein Hammond Suzuki Deutschland, Peggy Behling, Christine Vogel Messe Frankfurt,
Saray Pastanesi Baeckerei & Konditorei for Chocolate on Chocolate Cake — at Jazzkeller

Frankfurt Germany — Yes it is my biggest Birthday cake of my whole life and also for 26 years consecutive Musikmesse Frankfurt in the good old Jazzkeller Frankfurt! We had a really beautiful party / gig there this last time and I am already looking forward again to the next one which will be on Tuesday night 9th April 2013.
Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKI42G_CLeQ
Jon Hammond Band celebrating 26 consecutive years Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt on Jon’s 59th birthday, finale song Over The Rainbow
Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar,
Jon Hammond at Sk1 Hammond organ / bass
special thanks Thomas Eich TecAmp – 2 x 12″ Neodymium Speakers with TecAmp power amp on my organ

Chocolate on Chocolate Cake by Saray Pastanesi Baeckerei & Konditorei Bakery — at Jazzkeller

Frankfurt Germany — Special Guest Lee Oskar on the Jon Hammond Band this year at Jon’s annual Musikmesse Frankfurt Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt, with Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Joe Berger aka The Berger-Meister guitar, Totó Giovanni Gulino drums and Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ Youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AD8I5axpmy8
“LATE RENT” Jon Hammond Show Theme Song
as seen on MNN TV New York City Cable TV
with Tony Lakatos tenor sax, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Gulino drums,
Jon Hammond at the Hammond Sk1 organ,
special guest Lee Oskar harmonica.
This performance marks 26 years consecutive attending Musikmesse Frankfurt and
it was also on the birthday of Jon Hammond March 20th, 2012 with a big chocolate on chocolate cake baked by Saray Pastanesi Baeckerei & Konditorei bakery on Mainzer Landstrasse 131. 60327 Frankfurt am Main — at Jazzkeller


Jon Hammond Band in Jazzkeller

Frankfurt Germany — Jon Hammond Band – When I Fall In Love in Jazzkeller Frankfurt – Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bwqe0YbzSY
Annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt hosted by Jon Hammond Band
Tony Lakatos tenor sax
Joe Berger guitar
Jon Hammond XK-1 organ
Giovanni Gulino drums
When I Fall In Love
special thanks Eugen Hahn Jazzkeller Frankfurt Team, Musikmesse, Waichiro Tachikawa Suzuki Hammond, Michael Maier Falkenstein Hammond Deutschland, Video Camera by Jennifer
Jon Hammond is a member of AFM Local 802 Musicians Union and Local 6
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Bay Bridge at Dusk from AT&T Park

San Francisco California — San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge seen from AT&T Park at dusk – Jon Hammond
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AT%26T_Park
AT&T Park is a ballpark used for Major League Baseball. It is located in the South Beach neighborhood of San Francisco, California. Located at 24 Willie Mays Plaza, at the corner of Third and King Streets, it has served as the home of the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball since 2000.
Originally named Pacific Bell Park, then renamed SBC Park in 2003 after SBC’s acquisition of Pacific Bell, the stadium was ultimately christened AT&T Park in 2006 following SBC’s merger with AT&T.
The park also hosts the annual Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, a college football bowl game, and other occasional sporting and musical events. For the 2011 season, the park served as the home of the California Golden Bears football team.Originally designed to be a 42,000 seat stadium, there were slight modifications before the final design was complete. When the ballpark was brought to the ballot box in the Fall of 1996 for voter approval, the stadium was 15 degrees clockwise from its current position. Also the center-field scoreboard was atop the right-field wall and the Giants Pavilion Building were two separate buildings.[8] Groundbreaking on the ballpark began on December 11, 1997, in the industrial waterfront area of San Francisco known as China Basin in the up and coming neighborhoods of South Beach and Mission Bay. The stadium cost $357 million to build and supplanted the Giants’ former home, Candlestick Park, a multi-use stadium in southeastern San Francisco. A team of engineers from UC Davis was consulted in the design process of the park resulting in wind levels that are approximately half those at Candlestick. Fans had shivered through 40 seasons at “The ‘Stick” and looked forward to warmer temperatures at the new ballpark.[9] But because AT&T Park, like its predecessor, is built right on San Francisco Bay, cold summer fog and winter jackets in July are still not unusual at Giants games, despite the higher average temperature.
When it opened on March 31, 2000, the ballpark was the first Major League ballpark built without public funds since the completion of Dodger Stadium in 1962.[10] However, the Giants did receive a $10 million tax abatement from The City and $80 million for upgrades to the local infrastructure (including a connection to the Muni Metro).[11] The Giants have a 66-year lease on the 12.5-acre (51,000 m2) ballpark site, paying $1.2 million in rent annually to the San Francisco Port Commission.[10] The park opened with a seating capacity of 40,800, but this has increased over time as seats have been added.

New York NY – Intrepid Air Sea Space Museum — Jill Nicolini of PIX TV 11 interviewing Eddie Money – Jon Hammond *you can see rain drops hit Ed’s jacket, we had to move inside the tent due to the rain – Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXhO9eJyniU
Jon Hammond’s HammondCast of Eddie Money aboard Intrepid Aircraft Carrier for The Fallen Heroes Fund with David A. Winters President http://www.fallenheroesfund.org/ Eddie: “We are donating all of the money from this single to the Intrepid Fallen Hero’s Fund. This is for the widower’s and the widowees of the Iraq/ Afghanistan conflict.” “One More Soldier Coming Home”
Also appearance by Jill “Just Jill” Nicolini WPIX Ch. 11 PIX TV and tour of aircraft by Eric Boehm Curator, Aviation and Aircraft Restoration http://www.HammondCast.com/ Eddie Money on HammondCast — at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Anaheim California – Winter NAMM Show — This is how we
crank up the G37 Guitar Combo Leslie Speaker, with The Berger-Meister Joe Berger! Jon Hammond on sound police watch here, sounds good! — with Joe Berger at Anaheim Convention Center

Hamamatsu Japan — Shopping for electronics in Hamamatsu. I’ll take one of these Giant Panasonic TV’s, it’s only 42,000 Yen! / ¥ – Jon Hammond — in Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka

Hamburg Germany — DOWNTOWN BLUESCLUB im Landhaus Walter by the famous Stadtpark – Jon Hammond Band *Note: I played a gig here 10 years before this gig, and we came in 2 days after “10 Years After” (band) played there. Nice joke from main man Uwe Mamminga, thanks Uwe! It’s almost been another 10 years, let’s do it again – Youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWCZouqgUaI
*Note: Excellent Audio, Smoking Performance, Looks Fantastic..unfortunately batt runs out mid-Joe Berger solo:
LUTZ BUCHNER-tenor sax
HEINZ LICHIUS-drums
JOE BERGER-guitar
JON HAMMOND-XB-2 Organ/Bass — with Joe Berger at Downtown Bluesclub

Hofheim am Taunus — Tony Lakatos and Jon Hammond onstage at Jazzkeller-Hofheim, Jon’s annual Musikmesse-Session gig, we invite Gisela Stang every year, maybe someday she will come to our concert! – I play through the same Peavey bass amp onstage every year, solid amp folks! I am honored to be on page 68 – Jazzkeller Hofheim 50 Jahre BOOK, check it out – Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NvqV6Y_TNA
Mercy Mercy encore zugabe Jon Hammond Band Jazzkeller Hofheim Tony Lakatos Joe Berger heinz Lichius Jon Hammond organ http://www.HammondCast.com/ — at Jazzkeller Hofheim

Frankfurt Germany — 2 Hats On The Bandstand – Jon Hammond and Tony Lakatos – Jazzkeller Frankfurt, Jon’s annual Musikmesse Frankfurt Warm Up Party a few years ago. — at Jazzkeller

Paris France — circa 1981 – that’s my friend Raul Rekow, long-time percussionist on Santana Band onstage Palais des Sports, Saint-Ouen, France, 23 Septembre 1981 – I was there in wings of the stage with my (then) new Nikon shooting up a bunch of Tri-X B&W film – Jon Hammond *Alex Ligertwood was on the band then, Graham Lear drums, you can see Carlos there in the foto, Richard Baker organ before Chester joined the band – David Margen bs., Orestes Vilato & the great Armando Peraza – I was staying at Intercontinental Hotel, back at the hotel after the gig Armando asked me to point him in the right direction for “The Latin Quarter” – he walked there and went dancing all night long – reappeared next morning, by foot, go Armando! – JH — with Carlos Santana at Palais des Sports

Paris France — Aug. 1 Happy Birthday 70th in absentia Jerry Garcia! – I shot this picture on my very first trip to Europe 1981 on October 17th at The Hippodrome – Brent Mydland was still on the band on Hammond organ, we talked that night. Shown here Jerry, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, was a great gig! Jon Hammond
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Garcia
Jerome John “Jerry” Garcia (August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995) was an American musician who was best known for his lead guitar work, singing and songwriting with the band the Grateful Dead.[1][2] Though he disavowed the role, Garcia was viewed by many as the leader or “spokesman” of the group.[1][2][3][4]
One of its founders, Garcia performed with the Grateful Dead for their entire three-decade career (1965–1995). Garcia also founded and participated in a variety of side projects, including the Saunders-Garcia Band (with longtime friend Merl Saunders), Jerry Garcia Band, Old and in the Way, the Garcia/Grisman acoustic duo, Legion of Mary, and the New Riders of the Purple Sage (which Garcia co-founded with John Dawson and David Nelson).[1] He also released several solo albums, and contributed to a number of albums by other artists over the years as a session musician. He was well known by many for his distinctive guitar playing and was ranked 13th in Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” cover story.[5]
Later in life, Garcia was sometimes ill because of his unstable weight, and in 1986 went into a diabetic coma that nearly cost him his life. Although his overall health improved somewhat after that, he also struggled with heroin and cocaine addictions,[3][4] and was staying in a California drug rehabilitation facility when he died of a heart attack in August 1995.
Jerry Garcia’s ancestry was Galician (Spanish), Irish, and Swedish.[6] He was born in San Francisco, California, on August 1, 1942, to Jose Ramon “Joe” Garcia and Ruth Marie “Bobbie” (née Clifford) Garcia.[7][8][9] His parents named him after composer Jerome Kern.[7][10][11] Jerome John was their second child, preceded by Clifford Ramon “Tiff”, who was born in 1937.[12][13] Shortly before Clifford’s birth, their father and a partner leased a building in downtown San Francisco and turned it into a bar, partly in response to Jose being blackballed from a musician’s union for moonlighting.[14]
Garcia was influenced by music at an early age,[15] taking piano lessons for much of his childhood.[16] His father was a retired professional musician and his mother enjoyed playing the piano.[7] His father’s extended family—who had emigrated from Spain in 1919—would often sing during reunions.[13]
At age four,[17][18] while vacationing in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Garcia underwent amputation of two-thirds of his right middle finger.[19][20] Garcia was given the chore of steadying wood while his elder brother chopped, when he inadvertently put his finger in the way of the falling axe.[20] After his mother wrapped his hand in a towel Garcia’s father drove him over thirty miles to the nearest hospital.[19] A few weeks later, Garcia—who never looked at the finger after the accident—was surprised to discover most of it missing when the bandage he was wearing came off during a bath.[21] Garcia later confided that he often used it to his advantage in his youth, showing it off to other children in his neighborhood.
Garcia experienced several tragic events during his youth. Less than a year after losing the segment of his finger, his father died. While on vacation with his family near Arcata in Northern California in 1947, his father went fly-fishing in the Trinity River, part of the Six Rivers National Forest.[22] Not long after entering he slipped on a rock underfoot, plunging into the deep rapids of the river. The incident was witnessed by a group of boys who immediately sought help, beckoning a pair of nearby fishermen. By the time he was pulled from the water, he had already drowned. Garcia later claimed to have seen his father fall into the river, but Dennis McNally, author of the book A Long Strange Trip: The Inside Story of the Grateful Dead, asserts that he did not, instead forming the memory from hearing the story repeated many times.[11] Blair Jackson, who wrote the biography Garcia: An American Life, lends weight to McNally’s claim, citing that the newspaper article describing Jose’s death made no mention of Garcia being at the scene—even misidentifying him as his parents’ daughter.[22]
Following the accident, Garcia’s mother took over their late father’s bar, buying out his partner for full ownership. As a result, Ruth Garcia began working full-time, sending Jerry and his brother to live just down the road with their maternal grandparents, Tillie and William Clifford. During the five-year period in which he lived with his grandparents, Garcia enjoyed a large amount of autonomy and attended Monroe School, the local elementary school. At the school, Garcia was greatly encouraged in his artistic abilities by his third grade teacher: through her, he discovered that “being a creative person was a viable possibility in life.”[23] According to Garcia, it was around this time that he was opened up to country and to bluegrass by his grandmother, who he recalled enjoyed listening to the Grand Ole Opry. His elder brother, Clifford, however, staunchly believed the contrary, insisting that Garcia was “fantasizing all [that] … she’d been to Opry, but she didn’t listen to it on the radio.” It was at this point that Garcia started playing the banjo, his first stringed instrument.[24]
In 1953, Garcia’s mother was remarried to a man named Wally Matusiewicz.[25] Subsequently, Garcia and his brother moved back home with their mother and new stepfather. However, due to the roughneck reputation of their neighborhood at the time, the Excelsior District, Garcia’s mother moved their family to Menlo Park.[25] During their stay in Menlo Park, Garcia became acquainted with racism and antisemitism, things he disliked intensely.[25] The same year, Garcia was also introduced to rock and roll and rhythm and blues by his brother, and enjoyed listening to the likes of Ray Charles, John Lee Hooker, B. B. King, Hank Ballard, and, in a few years, Chuck Berry.[26] Clifford often memorized the vocals for his favorite songs, and would then make Garcia learn the harmony parts, a move to which Garcia later attributed much of his early ear training.[26]
In mid-1957, Garcia began smoking cigarettes and was introduced to marijuana.[27][28] Garcia would later reminisce about the first time he smoked marijuana: “Me and a friend of mine went up into the hills with two joints, the San Francisco foothills, and smoked these joints and just got so high and laughed and roared and went skipping down the streets doing funny things and just having a helluva time”.[15] During this time, Garcia also took up an art program at the San Francisco Art Institute to further his burgeoning interest in the visual arts.[17] The teacher there was Wally Hedrick, an artist who came to prominence during the 1960s. During the classes, he often encouraged Garcia in his drawing and painting skills.[29]
In June of the same year, Garcia graduated from the local Menlo Oaks school. He then moved with his family back to San Francisco, where they lived in an apartment above the newly built bar, the old one having previously been torn down to make way for a freeway entrance.[30] Two months later, on Garcia’s fifteenth birthday, his mother purchased him an accordion, to his great disappointment.[15] Garcia had long been captivated by many rhythm and blues artists, especially Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley: his one wish at this point was to have an electric guitar.[30] After some pleading, his mother exchanged the accordion for a Danelectro with a small amplifier at a local pawnshop.[31] Garcia’s stepfather, who was somewhat proficient with instruments, helped tune his guitar to an unusual open tuning.[27]
After a short stint at Denman Junior High School, Garcia attended tenth grade at Balboa High School in 1958, where he often got into trouble for skipping classes and fighting.[32] Consequently, in 1959, Garcia’s mother again moved the family to get Garcia to stay out of trouble, this time to Cazadero, a small town in Sonoma County, 90 miles north of San Francisco.[32] This turn of events did not sit well with Garcia. To get to Analy High School, the nearest school, he had to travel by bus thirty miles to Sebastopol, a move which only made him more unhappy.[33] Garcia did, however, join a band at his school known as the Chords. After performing and winning a contest, the band’s reward was recording a song—they chose “Raunchy” by Bill Doggett.[34]
[edit]Recording career

[edit]Relocation and band beginnings
Garcia stole his mother’s car in 1960, and as punishment, joined the United States Army. He received basic training at Fort Ord.[15] After training, he was transferred to Fort Winfield Scott in the Presidio of San Francisco.[35] Garcia spent most of his time in the army at his leisure, missing roll call and accruing many counts of AWOL.[36] As a result, Garcia was given a general discharge on December 14, 1960.[37]
In January 1961, Garcia drove down to East Palo Alto to see Laird Grant, an old friend from middle school.[38] He had purchased a 1950 Cadillac sedan from a cook in the army, which barely made it to Grant’s residence before it broke down.[38] Garcia proceeded to spend the next few weeks sleeping where friends would allow, eventually using his car as a home. Through Grant, Garcia met Dave McQueen in February, who, after hearing Garcia perform some blues, introduced him to local people and to the Chateau, a rooming house located near Stanford University which was then a popular hangout.[39]
On February 20, 1961, Garcia entered a car with Paul Speegle, a 16-year-old artist and acquaintance of Garcia; Jack Royerton, a poet from Indiana and childhood friend of Garcia; Lee Adams, the house manager of the Chateau and driver of the car; and Alan Trist, a companion of theirs.[39] After speeding past the Menlo Park Veterans Hospital, the car encountered a curve and, traveling around ninety miles per hour, collided with the guard rail, sending the car rolling turbulently.[40][41] Garcia was hurled through the windshield of the car into a nearby field with such force he was literally thrown out of his shoes and would later be unable to recall the ejection.[40] Lee Adams, the driver, and Alan Trist, who was seated in the back, were thrown from the car as well, suffering from abdominal injuries and a spine fracture, respectively.[40] Royerton suffered a mild concussion and shattered his ulna. Garcia escaped with a broken collarbone, while Speegle, still in the car, was fatally injured.[41]
The accident served as an awakening for Garcia, who later commented: “That’s where my life began. Before then I was always living at less than capacity. I was idling. That was the slingshot for the rest of my life. It was like a second chance. Then I got serious”.[42] It was at this time that Garcia began to realize that he needed to begin playing the guitar in earnest—a move which meant giving up his love of drawing and painting.[43]
Garcia met Robert Hunter, who would become a long-time lyrical collaborator with the Grateful Dead, in April 1961.[1][7] Garcia and Hunter began to participate in the local art and music scenes, sometimes playing at Kepler’s Books.[7] Garcia performed his first concert with Hunter, each earning five dollars. Garcia and Hunter also played in a band called the Wildwood Boys with David Nelson, a future contributor to some Grateful Dead albums.[17]
In 1962 Garcia met Phil Lesh, the eventual bassist of the Grateful Dead, during a party in Menlo Park’s bohemian Perry Lane neighborhood (where Ken Kesey lived).[44] Lesh would later write in his autobiography that Garcia resembled the composer Claude Debussy, with his “dark, curly hair, goatee, Impressionist eyes”.[17] While attending another party in Palo Alto, Lesh approached Garcia to suggest that he record some songs on Lesh’s tape recorder (Phil was musically trained, though he did not start playing bass guitar until the formation of the Grateful Dead in 1965) with the intention of getting them played on the radio station KPFA.[17] Using an old Wollensak tape recorder, they recorded “Matty Groves” and “The Long Black Veil”, among several other tunes. Their efforts were not in vain, leading to a spot on the show, a ninety-minute special on Garcia. It was broadcast as: “‘The Long Black Veil’ and Other Ballads: An Evening with Jerry Garcia”.[17]
Garcia soon began playing and teaching acoustic guitar and banjo.[17] One of Garcia’s students was Bob Matthews, who later engineered many of the Grateful Dead’s albums.[45] Matthews went to high school and was friends with Bob Weir, and on New Year’s Eve 1963, he introduced Weir and Garcia.[45]
Between 1962 and 1964, Garcia sang and performed mainly bluegrass, old-time and folk music. One of the bands Garcia performed with was the Sleepy Hollow Hog Stompers, a bluegrass act. The group consisted of Jerry Garcia on guitar, banjo, vocals, and harmonica, Marshall Leicester on banjo, guitar, and vocals, and Dick Arnold on fiddle and vocals.[46] Soon after this, Garcia joined a local bluegrass and folk band called Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions, whose membership included Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, a rhythm and blues fan. Around this time, the psychedelic LSD was gaining popularity. Garcia first began experimenting with LSD in 1964; later, when asked how it changed his life, he remarked: “Well, it changed everything […] the effect was that it freed me because I suddenly realized that my little attempt at having a straight life and doing that was really a fiction and just wasn’t going to work out. Luckily I wasn’t far enough into it for it to be shattering or anything; it was like a realization that just made me feel immensely relieved”.[15]
In 1965, Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions evolved into the Warlocks, with the addition of Phil Lesh on bass guitar and Bill Kreutzmann on percussion. However, the band discovered that another group was performing under their newly selected name, prompting another name change. Garcia came up with the name by opening a Funk and Wagnall’s dictionary to an entry for “Grateful Dead”.[15][16][17] The definition for “Grateful Dead” was “a dead person, or his angel, showing gratitude to someone who, as an act of charity, arranged their burial”.[47] The band’s first reaction was disapproval.[15][16] Garcia later explained the group’s reaction: “I didn’t like it really, I just found it to be really powerful. [Bob] Weir didn’t like it, [Bill] Kreutzmann didn’t like it and nobody really wanted to hear about it. […]”[15] Despite their dislike of the name, it quickly spread by word of mouth, and soon became their official title.
[edit]Career with the Grateful Dead

The corner of Haight and Ashbury, center of the San Francisco neighborhood in which the Grateful Dead shared a house at 710 Ashbury from fall 1966 to spring 1968.
Garcia served as lead guitarist, as well as one of the principal vocalists and songwriters of the Grateful Dead for their entire career. Garcia composed such songs as “Dark Star”,[48] “Franklin’s Tower”,[48] and “Scarlet Begonias”,[48] among many others. Robert Hunter, an ardent collaborator with the band, wrote the lyrics to all but a few of Garcia’s songs.
Garcia was well-noted for his “soulful extended guitar improvisations”,[2] which would frequently feature interplay between himself and his fellow band members. His fame, as well as the band’s, arguably rested on their ability to never play a song the same way twice.[3] Often, Garcia would take cues from rhythm guitarist Bob Weir on when to solo, remarking that “there are some […] kinds of ideas that would really throw me if I had to create a harmonic bridge between all the things going on rhythmically with two drums and Phil [Lesh’s] innovative bass playing. Weir’s ability to solve that sort of problem is extraordinary. […] Harmonically, I take a lot of my solo cues from Bob.”[49]
When asked to describe his approach to soloing, Garcia commented: “It keeps on changing. I still basically revolve around the melody and the way it’s broken up into phrases as I perceive them. With most solos, I tend to play something that phrases the way the melody does; my phrases may be more dense or have different value, but they’ll occur in the same places in the song. […]”[50]
Garcia and the band toured almost constantly from their formation in 1965 until Garcia’s death in 1995, a stint which gave credit to the name “endless tour”. Periodically, there were breaks due to exhaustion or health problems, often due to unstable health and/or Garcia’s drug use. During their three decade span, the Grateful Dead played 2,314 shows.[3]
Garcia’s mature guitar-playing melded elements from the various kinds of music that had enthralled him. Echoes of bluegrass playing (such as Arthur Smith and Doc Watson) could be heard. But the “roots music” behind bluegrass had its influence, too, and melodic riffs from Celtic fiddle jigs can be distinguished.[citation needed] There was also early rock (like Lonnie Mack, James Burton and Chuck Berry), contemporary blues (such as Freddie King and Lowell Fulson), country and western (such as Roy Nichols and Don Rich), and jazz (like Charlie Christian and Django Reinhardt) to be heard in Jerry’s style. Don Rich was the sparkling country guitar player in Buck Owens’s “the Buckaroos” band of the 1960s, but besides Rich’s style, both Garcia’s pedal steel guitar playing (on Grateful Dead records and others) and his standard electric guitar work, were influenced by another of Owens’s Buckaroos of that time, pedal-steel player Tom Brumley. And as an improvisational soloist, John Coltrane was one of his greatest personal and musical influences.

Jerry Garcia in 1969
Garcia later described his playing style as having “descended from barroom rock and roll, country guitar. Just ’cause that’s where all my stuff comes from. It’s like that blues instrumental stuff that was happening in the late Fifties and early Sixties, like Freddie King.” Garcia’s style varied somewhat according to the song or instrumental to which he was contributing. His playing had a number of so-called “signatures” and, in his work through the years with the Grateful Dead, one of these was lead lines making much use of rhythmic triplets (examples include the songs “Good Morning Little School Girl”, “New Speedway Boogie”, “Brokedown Palace”, “Deal”, “Loser”, “Truckin'”, “That’s It for the Other One”, “U.S. Blues”, “Sugaree”, and “Don’t Ease Me In”).
[edit]Side projects
In addition to the Grateful Dead, Garcia had numerous side projects, the most notable being the Jerry Garcia Band. He was also involved with various acoustic projects such as Old and in the Way and other bluegrass bands, including collaborations with noted bluegrass mandolinist David Grisman. The documentary film Grateful Dawg chronicles the deep, long-term friendship between Garcia and Grisman.[51]
Other groups of which Garcia was a member at one time or another include the Black Mountain Boys, Legion of Mary, Reconstruction, and the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band. Jerry Garcia was also an appreciative fan of jazz artists and improvisation: he played with jazz keyboardists Merl Saunders and Howard Wales for many years in various groups and jam sessions, and he appeared on saxophonist Ornette Coleman’s 1988 album, Virgin Beauty. His collaboration with Merl Saunders and Muruga Booker on the Grammy-nominated world music album Blues From the Rainforest launched the Rainforest Band.[52]
Garcia also spent a lot of time in the recording studio helping out fellow musician friends in session work, often adding guitar, vocals, pedal steel, sometimes banjo and piano and even producing. He played on over 50 studio albums the styles of which were eclectic and varied, including bluegrass, rock, folk, blues, country, jazz, electronic music, gospel, funk, and reggae. Artists who sought Garcia’s help included the likes of Jefferson Airplane (most notably Surrealistic Pillow, Garcia being listed as their “Spiritual Advisor”), Tom Fogerty, David Bromberg, Robert Hunter (Liberty, on Relix Records), Paul Pena, Peter Rowan, Warren Zevon, Country Joe McDonald, Ken Nordine, Ornette Coleman, Bruce Hornsby, Bob Dylan and many more. He was also one of the first musicians to really cover in depth Motown music in the early 1970s and probably the most prolific coverer of Bob Dylan songs. In 1995 Garcia played on three tracks for the CD Blue Incantation by guitarist Sanjay Mishra, making it his last studio collaboration.
Throughout the early 1970s, Garcia, Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, drummer Mickey Hart, and David Crosby collaborated intermittently with MIT-educated composer and biologist Ned Lagin on several projects in the realm of early electronica; these include the album Seastones (released by the Dead on their Round Records subsidiary) and L, an unfinished dance work.
Garcia also lent pedal-steel guitar playing to fellow-San Francisco musicians New Riders of the Purple Sage from their initial dates in 1969 to October 1971, when increased commitments with the Dead forced him to opt out of the group. He appears as a band member on their début album New Riders of the Purple Sage, and produced Home, Home On The Road, a 1974 live album by the band. He also contributed pedal steel guitar to the enduring hit “Teach Your Children” by Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young. Garcia also played steel guitar licks on Brewer & Shipley’s 1970 album Tarkio. Despite considering himself a novice on the pedal steel, Garcia routinely ranked high in player polls. After a long lapse from playing the pedal-steel, he played it once more during several of the Dead’s concerts with Bob Dylan during the summer of 1987.
Having studied art at the San Francisco Art Institute, Garcia embarked on a second career in the visual arts. He offered for sale and auction to the public a number of illustrations, lithographs, and water colors. Some of those pieces became the basis of a line of men’s neckties characterized by bright colors and abstract patterns. Even in 2005, ten years after Garcia’s death, new styles and designs continued to be produced and sold.
[edit]Personal life

Garcia met his first wife, Sara Ruppenthal Garcia, in 1963.[17] She was working at the coffee house in the back of Kepler’s Bookstore where Garcia, Hunter, and Nelson performed. They married on April 23, 1963, and on December 8 of that year the only child they had together, their daughter Heather, was born.[53]
Garcia and his fellow musicians were subjected to a handful of drug busts during their lifetime. On October 2, 1967, 710 Ashbury Street in San Francisco (where the Grateful Dead had taken up residence the year before) was raided after a police tip-off.[17] Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, and Ron “Pigpen” McKernan were apprehended on marijuana charges which were later dropped, although Garcia himself was not arrested.[54] The following year, Garcia’s picture was used in a campaign commercial for Richard Nixon.[55]
Most of the Grateful Dead were arrested again in January 1970, after they flew to New Orleans from Hawaii.[17] After returning to their hotel from a performance, the band checked into their rooms, only to be quickly raided by police. Around fifteen people were arrested on the spot, including many of the road crew, management, and nearly all of the Grateful Dead (except Garcia, who arrived later, and Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, who was not taking drugs at the time).[17]
During August 1970, Garcia’s mother Ruth was involved in a car accident near Twin Peaks in San Francisco.[17] Garcia, who was recording the album American Beauty at the time, often left the sessions to visit his mother with his brother Clifford. She died on September 28, 1970. That same year, Garcia participated in the soundtrack for the film Zabriskie Point.
Carolyn Adams, also known as ‘Mountain Girl’, gave birth to Garcia’s second and third daughters, Annabelle Walker Garcia (February 2, 1970) and Theresa Adams “Trixie” Garcia (September 21, 1974). Adams and Garcia married in 1981.[53]
In 1975, around the time Blues for Allah was being created, Garcia met Deborah Koons, the woman who would much later become his third wife and widow.[17] He began seeing her while he was still involved with Adams, with whom Koons had a less-than-perfect relationship. Garcia and Adams eventually went different ways.
While touring in late 1973 the band began to use cocaine. During the band’s hiatus in 1975, Garcia was introduced to a smoke-able form of heroin. Influenced by the stresses of creating and releasing The Grateful Dead Movie in 1977, Garcia’s cocaine and heroin use increased. This, combined with the drug use of several other members of the Grateful Dead, produced turbulent times for the band: the band’s chemistry began “cracking and crumbling”,[17] resulting in poor group cohesion. As a result, Keith and Donna Godchaux were asked to leave the band in February 1979. With the addition of keyboardist Brent Mydland, the band was reaching new heights. Though things seemed to be getting better for the band, Garcia’s health was descending. By 1983, Garcia had lost his “liveliness” on stage. The so-called “endless tour,” the result of years of financial risks, drug use and mistakes, also became extremely taxing.
Garcia’s use of heroin increased heavily over the years, eventually culminating in the rest of the Grateful Dead holding an intervention in January 1985.[17] Given the choice between the band or the drugs, Garcia readily agreed to check into a rehabilitation center in Oakland, California. A few days later in January, before the start of his program in Oakland, Garcia was arrested for drug possession in Golden Gate Park; Garcia subsequently attended a drug diversion program. Throughout 1985, Garcia fought to kick his habit while on tour, and by 1986, was completely clean.
Precipitated by an unhealthy weight, bad eating habits, and recent drug use, Garcia collapsed into a diabetic coma in July 1986, waking up five days later.[3][4] Garcia later spoke about this period of unconsciousness as surreal: “Well, I had some very weird experiences. My main experience was one of furious activity and tremendous struggle in a sort of futuristic, space-ship vehicle with insectoid presences. After I came out of my coma, I had this image of myself as these little hunks of protoplasm that were stuck together kind of like stamps with perforations between them that you could snap off.”[16] Garcia’s coma had a profound effect on him: it forced him to have to relearn how to play the guitar, as well as other, more basic skills. Within a handful of months, Garcia quickly recovered, playing with the Jerry Garcia Band and the Grateful Dead again later that year.[17] Garcia frequently saw a woman named Manasha Matheson during this period. Together they produced Garcia’s fourth and final child, a girl named Keelin Noel Garcia, who was born December 20, 1987.[53] (Jerry, Keelin and Manasha toured and shared a home together as a family until 1993.) After Garcia’s recovery, the band released a comeback album “In the Dark” in 1987, which became their best ever selling studio album. Inspired by Garcia’s improved health and a successful album, the band’s energy and chemistry peaked in the late 1980s and 1990.
During the summer of 1990, keyboardist Brent Mydland died of a drug overdose. Mydland’s death greatly affected Garcia, leading him to believe that the on and off stage chemistry would never be the same. Before beginning the fall tour, the band acquired keyboardists Vince Welnick and Bruce Hornsby. The power of Hornsby’s keys musically drove Garcia to new heights on stage. As the band continued through 1991, Garcia became concerned with the band’s future. He was burnt out from four straight years of high powered touring. Jerry thought a break was necessary, mainly so that the band could come back with fresh material. The idea was put off by the pressures of management, and the touring continued. Jerry’s decrease in both his stamina and his interest to continue touring, may have caused him to use again. Though his relapse was relatively brief, lasting through the summer, the band was quick to react. Soon after the last show of the tour in Denver, Garcia was confronted by the Grateful Dead with another intervention. After a somewhat disastrous meeting, Garcia invited Phil Lesh over to his home in San Rafael, California, where he explained that after the meeting he would start attending a methadone clinic. Garcia said that he simply wanted to clean up in his own way, and get back to making music.[17]
After returning from the Grateful Dead’s 1992 summer tour, Garcia became extremely sick, evidently a throwback to his diabetic coma in 1986.[17] Refusing to go to the hospital, he instead enlisted the aid of an acupuncturist named Yen Wei Choong and a licensed doctor to treat him personally at home. Garcia recovered over the following days, despite the Grateful Dead having to cancel their fall tour to allow him time to recuperate. Following this episode, Garcia quit smoking, became a vegetarian, and began losing weight.
Garcia and girlfriend Barbara Meier, who had met in December of the previous year, separated at the beginning of the Dead’s 1993 spring tour. In 1994, Garcia renewed acquaintances with Deborah Koons, with whom he had been involved sometime around 1975. They married on February 14, 1994, in Sausalito, California. The wedding was attended by family and friends.[17] Garcia had divorced Adams in January of that year.
By the beginning of 1995, Garcia’s physical and mental condition began a decline. His playing ability suffered to the point where he would turn down the volume of his guitar, and he often had to be reminded of what song he was performing.[17] Due to his frail condition, he began to use again just to dull the pain.
In light of his second drug relapse and current condition, Garcia checked himself into the Betty Ford Center during July 1995. His stay was limited, however, lasting only two weeks. Motivated by the experience, he then checked into the Serenity Knolls treatment center in Forest Knolls, California.[4][56]
[edit]Death

On August 9, 1995, at 4:23 am, just eight days after his 53rd birthday, Garcia’s body was discovered in his room at the rehabilitation clinic.[4][56] The cause of death was a heart attack.[57] Garcia had long struggled with drug addiction,[4] weight problems, sleep apnea,[4]a long standing cigarette habit and diabetes all of which contributed to his physical decline. Phil Lesh remarked in his autobiography that, upon hearing of Garcia’s death, “I was struck numb; I had lost my oldest surviving friend, my brother.”[17] On the morning of August 10, Garcia was rested at a funeral home in San Rafael, California. Garcia’s funeral was held on August 12, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Belvedere.[17][56] It was attended by his family, the remaining Grateful Dead members and their friends, including former basketball player Bill Walton and musician Bob Dylan, and his widow Deborah Koons,[56] who barred Garcia’s other two wives from the ceremony.[17]
On August 13, a municipally sanctioned public memorial took place in the Polo Fields of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, and was attended by about 25,000 people.[17] The crowds produced hundreds of flowers, gifts, images, and even a bagpipe rendition of “Amazing Grace”[56] in remembrance.
On April 4, 1996, Bob Weir and Deborah Koons spread half of Garcia’s cremated ashes into the Ganges River at the holy city of Rishikesh, India,[17][58] a site sacred to Hindus. Then, according to Garcia’s last wishes, the other half of his ashes were poured into the San Francisco Bay. Deborah Koons did not allow one of Garcia’s ex-wives, Carolyn “Mountain Girl” Garcia, to attend the spreading of the ashes.[59]
[edit]Musical equipment

Garcia played many guitars during his career, which ranged from Fender Stratocasters and Gibson SGs to custom-made instruments. During his thirty-odd years of being a musician, Garcia used about 25 guitars.[60]
In 1965, when Garcia was playing with the Warlocks, he used a Guild Starfire,[60] which he also used on the début album of the Grateful Dead. Beginning in late 1967 and ending in 1968, Garcia played various colored Gibson Les Paul guitars. In 1969, he picked up the Gibson SG and used it for most of that year and 1970, except for a small period in between where he used a Sunburst Fender Stratocaster.
During Garcia’s “pedal steel flirtation period” (as Bob Weir referred to it in Anthem to Beauty), from approximately 1969 to 1974, he played a ZB Custom D-10 steel guitar, especially in his earlier public performances. Although this was a double neck guitar, Garcia often would choose not to attach the last 5 pedal rods for the rear or Western Swing neck. Additionally, he was playing an Emmons D-10 at the time of the Grateful Dead’s and New Riders of the Purple Sage’s final appearances at the Filmore East in late April 1971. Also, he had been given a Fender Pedal Steel (probably a 1000 model) prior to owning the ZB Custom, but did not play it much.[citation needed]
In 1969, Garcia played pedal steel on two notable outside recordings: the track “The Farm” on the Jefferson Airplane album Volunteers; and the hit single “Teach Your Children” by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young from their album Déjà Vu, released in 1970. Garcia played on the latter album in exchange for harmony lessons for the Grateful Dead, who were at the time recording their acoustic albums Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty.[61]
In 1972, Garcia used a Fender Stratocaster nicknamed Alligator for its alligator sticker on the pickguard.[60] The guitar was given to him by Graham Nash. This was due in part to damage to his first custom-made guitar, made by Alembic. This guitar, nicknamed Wolf for a memorable sticker Garcia added below the tailpiece, cost $1500 – extremely high for the time.[62]
In the late eighties Garcia, Weir and CSN (along with many others) endorsed Alvarez Yairi acoustic guitars. There are many photographs circulating (mostly promotional) of Jerry playing a DY99 Virtuoso Custom with a Modulus Graphite neck. He opted to play with the less decorated model but the promotional photo from the Alvarez Yairi catalog has him holding the “tree of life” model. This hand-built guitar was notable for the collaboration between Japanese luthier Kazuo Yairi and Modulus Graphite of San Rafael. As with most things Garcia, with his passing, the DY99 model is rendered legend and valuable among collectors.
Wolf was made with an ebony fingerboard and featured numerous embellishments like alternating grain designs in the headstock, ivory inlays, and fret marker dots made of sterling silver. The body was composed of western maple wood which had a core of purpleheart. Garcia later had former Alembic employee Doug Irwin replace the electronics inside the guitar, at which point he added his own logo to the headstock alongside the Alembic logo. The system included two interchangeable plates for configuring pickups: one was made for strictly single coils, while the other accommodated humbuckers. Shortly after receiving the modified instrument, Garcia requested another custom guitar from Irwin with the advice “don’t hold back.”[62]
During the Grateful Dead’s European Tour, Wolf was dropped on several occasions, one of which caused a minor crack in the headstock. Garcia returned it to Irwin to fix; during its two-year absence Garcia played predominantly Travis Bean guitars. On September 28, 1977, Irwin delivered the renovated Wolf back to Garcia.[62] The wolf sticker which gave the guitar its name had now been inlaid into the instrument; it also featured an effects loop between the pick-ups and controls (so inline effects would “see” the same signal at all times) which was bypassable. Irwin also put a new face on the headstock with only his logo (he later claimed to have built the guitar himself, though pictures through time clearly show the progression of logos, from Alembic, to Alembic & Irwin, to only Irwin). In the “Grateful Dead Movie” Jerry is playing Wolf and this film provides excellent views of Wolf.
Nearly seven years after he first requested it, Garcia received his third custom guitar from Irwin in 1979 (the first Irwin was “Eagle”, the second was “Wolf”).[63] The first concert that Jerry played Tiger was August 4, 1979 at the Oakland Auditorium Arena.[63] It was named Tiger from the inlay on the preamp cover.[64] The body of Tiger was of rich quality: the top layer was cocobolo, with the preceding layers being maple stripe, vermilion, and flame maple, in that order.[64] The neck was made of western maple with an ebony fingerboard. The pickups consisted of a single coil DiMarzio SDS-1 and two humbucker DiMarzio Super IIs which were easily removable due to Garcia’s preference for replacing his pickups every year or two.[64] The electronics were composed of an effects bypass loop, which allowed Garcia to control the sound of his effects through the tone and volume controls on the guitar, and a preamplifier/buffer which rested behind a plate in the back of the guitar. In terms of weight, everything included made Tiger tip the scales at 13½ pounds. This was Garcia’s principal guitar for the next eleven years, and most played.
In 1990, Irwin completed Rosebud, Garcia’s fourth custom guitar.[65] It was similar to his previous guitar Tiger in many respects, but featured different inlays and electronics, tone and volume controls, and weight. Rosebud, unlike Tiger, was configured with three humbuckers; the neck and bridge pickups shared a tone control, while the middle had its own. Atop the guitar was a Roland GK-2 pickup which fed the controller set inside the guitar. The GK2 was used in junction with the Roland GR-50 rack mount synthesizer. The GR-50 synthesizer in turn drove a Korg M1R synthesizer producing the MIDI effects heard during live performances of this period as heard on the Grateful Dead recording ‘Without a Net’.[65][66] Sections of the guitar were hollowed out to bring the weight down to 11½ pounds. The inlay, a dancing skeleton holding a rose, covers a plate just below the bridge. The final cost of the instrument was $11,000.[65]
In 1993, carpenter-turned-luthier Stephen Cripe tried his hand at making an instrument for Garcia.[60] After researching Tiger through pictures and films, Cripe set out on what would soon become known as Lightning Bolt, again named for its inlay.[67] The guitar used Brazilian rosewood for the fingerboard and East Indian rosewood for the body, which, with admitted irony from Cripe, was taken from a 19th century bed used by opium smokers.[67] Built purely from guesswork, Lightning Bolt was a hit with Garcia, who began using the guitar exclusively. Soon after, Garcia requested that Cripe build a backup of the guitar. Cripe, who had not measured or photographed the original, was told simply to “wing it.”[67]
Cripe later delivered the backup, which was known by the name Top Hat. Garcia bought it from him for the price of $6,500, making it the first guitar that Cripe had ever sold.[67] However, infatuated with Lightning Bolt, Garcia rarely used the backup.
After Garcia’s death, the ownership of his Wolf and Tiger came into question. According to Garcia’s will,[53] his guitars were to go to Doug Irwin, who had constructed them.[68][69] The remaining Grateful Dead members disagreed—they considered his guitars to be property of the band, leading to a lawsuit between the two parties.[68][69] In 2001, Irwin won the case. Irwin, being a victim of a hit-and-run accident in 1998,[69] was left nearly penniless. He placed Garcia’s guitars up for auction in hopes of being able to start another guitar workshop.[68]
On May 8, 2002, Wolf and Tiger, among other memorabilia, were placed for auction at Studio 54 in New York City.[68] Tiger was purchased for $957,500, while Wolf was bought for $789,500. Together, the instruments were bought for 1.74 million dollars, setting a new world record.[69] Wolf is in a private collection kept in a secure climate controlled room in a private residence at Utica, N.Y., and Tiger is in the private collection of Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay.[70]
[edit]Legacy

Garcia appeared in the 1977 movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind as an extra during the scenes in India in a crowd shot.[71] During the following year, the Grateful Dead would occasionally improvise the theme from “Close Encounters” in concert.
In 1987, ice cream manufacturer Ben & Jerry’s came out with Cherry Garcia, which is named after the guitarist and consists of “cherry ice cream with cherries and fudge flakes”.[72][73][74][75]
Garcia was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Grateful Dead in 1994.
Famous guitar player and known Jerry fan Warren Haynes wrote the song “Patchwork Quilt” in memory of Jerry. Grammy award winning reggae artist Burning Spear paid hommage by releasing the song ‘Play Jerry’ in 1997.
In the episode titled “Halloween: The Final Chapter” on the show Roseanne, aired shortly after his death on October 31, 1995, a tribute to Jerry Garcia was made, and the character name of the baby was Jerry Garcia Conner.
In 2003, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Jerry Garcia 13th in their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.[5]
In 2005, Rapper Proof from the group D12 released an album named after Garcia, Searching for Jerry Garcia. The album was dedicated to the Grateful Dead and released ten years to the day of Garcia’s death.
Ween recorded the song, “So Long Jerry” during the sessions for their 12 Golden Country Greats album, but it was left off the album, eventually appearing on the “Piss Up a Rope” single.
According to fellow Bay Area guitar player Henry Kaiser, Garcia is “the most recorded guitarist in history. With more than 2,200 Grateful Dead concerts, and 1,000 Jerry Garcia Band concerts captured on tape – as well as numerous studio sessions – there are about 15,000 hours of his guitar work preserved for the ages.”[76]
On July 30, 2004, Melvin Seals was the first Jerry Garcia Band member to headline an outdoor music and camping festival called the Grateful Garcia Gathering. The festival is a tribute to the Grateful Dead’s guitarist Jerry Garcia. “Jerry Garcia Band” drummer David Kemper, joined Melvin Seals & JGB in 2007. To date, other musicians and friends of Jerry’s have also included Donna Jean Godchaux, Mookie Siegel, Pete Sears, G.E. Smith, Barry Sless, and Jackie Greene to name a few musicians.
On July 21, 2005, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission passed a resolution to name the amphitheater in McLaren Park “The Jerry Garcia Amphitheater.”[77] The amphitheater is located in the Excelsior District, where Garcia grew up. The first show to happen at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater was Jerry Day 2005 on August 7, 2005. Tiff Garcia was the first person to welcome everybody to the “Jerry Garcia Amphitheater.” Jerry Day is an annual celebration of Jerry in his childhood neighborhood. The dedication ceremony (Jerry Day 2) on October 29, 2005 was officiated by mayor Gavin Newsom.
On September 24, 2005, the Comes a Time: A Celebration of the Music & Spirit of Jerry Garcia tribute concert was held at the Hearst Greek Theatre in Berkeley, California.[78] The concert featured Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, Bruce Hornsby, Trey Anastasio, Warren Haynes, Jimmy Herring, Michael Kang, Jay Lane, Jeff Chimenti, Mark Karan, Robin Sylvester, Kenny Brooks, Melvin Seals, Merl Saunders, Marty Holland, Stu Allen, Gloria Jones, and Jackie LaBranch.
Also in 2008, Georgia-based composer Lee Johnson released an orchestral tribute to the music of the Grateful Dead, recorded with the Russian National Orchestra, entitled “Dead Symphony: Lee Johnson Symphony No. 6.” Johnson was interviewed on NPR on the July 26, 2008 broadcast of “Weekend Edition”, and gave much credit to the genius and craft of Garcia’s songwriter. A live performance with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Johnson himself, was held Friday, August 1.[79]
Seattle rock band Soundgarden wrote and recorded the instrumental song “Jerry Garcia’s Finger”, dedicated to the singer, which was released as a b-side with their single “Pretty Noose”.
The argentinian band Massacre included a song called “A Jerry Garcia” (To Jerry Garcia) on their album “Juguetes para olvidar”.
Numerous music festivals across the United States and Uxbridge, Middlesex, UK hold annual events in memory of Jerry Garcia. — with Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh at Hippodrome Paris-Vincennes

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Frankfurt Germany — Arriving early for one of my many gigs (207 gigs there) at Jazz-Kneipe Frankfurt, during the days I was living in Paris France 1993. I would usually take the train in from Paris. Gig was 22:00 (10PM) to 3:00 in the morning. You can actually see the musicians names on the program, some of them are no longer with us: Izio Gross Trio, (me) Jon Hammond Trio, Piano George (R.I.P.), ‘Jogy Jazz Classics’, Mirko Stranojevic Quartet, Daniel Tochtermann Trio – the address was Berlinerstrasse 70 in back of the Frankfurter Hof Hotel – now it is an upscale restaurant called “Heimat”. I contacted the new owner to see if we could do something there during the Musikmesse next year – Oliver Donnecker, but he said “There is no space left for musicians and also we have a high priced concept.” – good memories from there, thanks for the gigs Regina! (and all the pizza)! JH — at Berliner Straße 70 Frankfurt

BB King Rules! King of The Blues – Jon Hammond
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Riley B. King (born September 16, 1925), known by the stage name B.B. King, is an American songwriter, vocalist, and famed blues guitarist.
Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at No. 6 on its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. and No. 17 in Gibson’s Top 50 Guitarists of All Time. According to Edward M. Komara, King “introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending and shimmering vibrato that would influence virtually every electric blues guitarist that followed.”King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987

BB King and Jon Hammond

King was born in a small cabin on a cotton plantation outside of Berclair, Mississippi, to Albert King and Nora Ella Farr on September 16, 1925.
In 1930, when King was four years old, his father abandoned the family, and his mother married another man. Because Nora Ella was too poor to raise her son, King was raised by his maternal grandmother Elnora Farr in Kilmichael, Mississippi.[4] Over the years, King has developed one of the world’s most identifiable guitar styles. He borrowed from Blind Lemon Jefferson, T-Bone Walker and others, integrating his precise and complex vocal-like string bends and his left hand vibrato, both of which have become indispensable components of rock guitarist’s vocabulary. His economy and phrasing has been a model for thousands of players, from Eric Clapton and George Harrison to Jeff Beck. King has mixed traditional blues, jazz, swing, mainstream pop, and jump into a unique sound. In King’s words, “When I sing, I play in my mind; the minute I stop singing orally, I start to sing by playing Lucille.” King grew up singing in the gospel choir at Elkhorn Baptist Church in Kilmichael. At age 12, he purchased his first guitar for $15.00[4] although another reference indicates he was given his first guitar by his cousin, Bukka White. In 1943, King left Kilmichael to work as a tractor driver and play guitar with the Famous St. John’s Quartet of Inverness, Mississippi, performing at area churches and on WGRM in Greenwood, Mississippi.[5][6]
In 1946, King followed his cousin Bukka White to Memphis, Tennessee. White took him in for the next ten months.[4] However, King shortly returned to Mississippi, where he decided to prepare himself better for the next visit, and returned to West Memphis, Arkansas, two years later in 1948. He performed on Sonny Boy Williamson’s radio program on KWEM in West Memphis, Arkansas where he began to develop a local audience for his sound. King’s appearances led to steady engagements at the Sixteenth Avenue Grill in West Memphis and later to a ten-minute spot on the legendary Memphis radio station WDIA. King’s Spot became so popular, it was expanded and became the Sepia Swing Club.
Initially he worked at the local R&B radio station WDIA as a singer and disc jockey, where he gained the nickname Beale Street Blues Boy, later shortened to Blues Boy and finally to B.B.[7][8] It was there that he first met T-Bone Walker. “Once I’d heard him for the first time, I knew I’d have to have [an electric guitar] myself. ‘Had’ to have one, short of stealing!”, he said.[9]
[edit]Career

[edit]1949–2005
In 1949, King began recording songs under contract with Los Angeles-based RPM Records. Many of King’s early recordings were produced by Sam Phillips, who later founded Sun Records. Before his RPM contract, King had debuted on Bullet Records by issuing the single “Miss Martha King” (1949), which did not chart well. “My very first recordings [in 1949] were for a company out of Nashville called Bullet, the Bullet Record Transcription company,” King recalls. “I had horns that very first session. I had Phineas Newborn on piano; his father played drums, and his brother, Calvin, played guitar with me. I had Tuff Green on bass, Ben Branch on tenor sax, his brother, Thomas Branch, on trumpet, and a lady trombone player. The Newborn family were the house band at the famous Plantation Inn in West Memphis.”[10]

Performing with his famous guitar, Lucille
King assembled his own band; the B.B. King Review, under the leadership of Millard Lee. The band initially consisted of Calvin Owens and Kenneth Sands (trumpet), Lawrence Burdin (alto saxophone), George Coleman (tenor saxophone),[11] Floyd Newman (baritone saxophone), Millard Lee (piano), George Joyner (bass) and Earl Forest and Ted Curry (drums). Onzie Horne was a trained musician elicited as an arranger to assist King with his compositions. By his own admission, he cannot play chords well[12] and always relies on improvisation. This was followed by tours across the USA with performances in major theaters in cities such as Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, Detroit and St. Louis, as well as numerous gigs in small clubs and juke joints of the southern US states.
In the winter of 1949, King played at a dance hall in Twist, Arkansas. In order to heat the hall, a barrel half-filled with kerosene was lit, a fairly common practice at the time. During a performance, two men began to fight, knocking over the burning barrel and sending burning fuel across the floor. The hall burst into flames, which triggered an evacuation. Once outside, King realized that he had left his guitar inside the burning building. He entered the blaze to retrieve his beloved guitar, a Gibson semi-hollow electric. Two people died in the fire. The next day, King learned that the two men were fighting over a woman named Lucille. King named that first guitar Lucille, as well as every one he owned since that near-fatal experience, as a reminder never again to do something as stupid as run into a burning building or fight over women.
King meanwhile toured the entire “Chitlin’ circuit” and 1956 became a record-breaking year, with 342 concerts booked. The same year he founded his own record label, Blues Boys Kingdom, with headquarters at Beale Street in Memphis. There, among other projects, he produced artists such as Millard Lee and Levi Seabury.
In the 1950s, B.B. King became one of the most important names in R&B music, amassing an impressive list of hits including “3 O’Clock Blues”, “You Know I Love You,” “Woke Up This Morning,” “Please Love Me,” “When My Heart Beats like a Hammer,” “Whole Lotta Love,” “You Upset Me Baby,” “Every Day I Have the Blues”, “Sneakin’ Around,” “Ten Long Years,” “Bad Luck,” “Sweet Little Angel”, “On My Word of Honor,” and “Please Accept My Love.” In 1962, King signed to ABC-Paramount Records, which was later absorbed into MCA Records, and this hence into his current label, Geffen Records. In November 1964, King recorded the Live at the Regal album at the Regal Theater in Chicago, Illinois.
King won a Grammy Award for a tune called “The Thrill Is Gone”;[13] his version became a hit on both the pop and R&B charts, which was rare during that time for an R&B artist. It also gained the number 183 spot in Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. He gained further visibility among rock audiences as an opening act on The Rolling Stones’ 1969 American Tour. King’s mainstream success continued throughout the 1970s with songs like “To Know You is to Love You” and “I Like to Live the Love”.
King was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1980, and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. In 2004 he was awarded the international Polar Music Prize, given to artists “in recognition of exceptional achievements in the creation and advancement of music.”[14]

B.B. King in concert in France 1989
From the 1980s onward he has continued to maintain a highly visible and active career, appearing on numerous television shows and performing 300 nights a year. In 1988, King reached a new generation of fans with the single “When Love Comes to Town”, a collaborative effort between King and the Irish band U2 on their Rattle and Hum album. In 2000, King teamed up with guitarist Eric Clapton to record Riding With the King. In 1998, King appeared in The Blues Brothers 2000, playing the part of the lead singer of the Louisiana Gator Boys, along with Clapton, Dr. John, Koko Taylor and Bo Diddley.
[edit]2006–present: farewell tour and later activities
Aged 80 at the time, on March 29, 2006, King played at Hallam Arena in Sheffield, England. This was the first date of his United Kingdom and European farewell tour. He played this tour supported by Northern Irish guitarist Gary Moore, with whom King had previously toured and recorded, including the song “Since I Met You Baby”. The British leg of the tour ended on April 4 with a concert at Wembley Arena. And on June 28, 2009 King returned to Wembley arena to end a tour around Great Britain with British blues icon John Mayall. When questioned as to why he was embarking on another tour after already completing his farewell stint, King jokingly remarked that he had never actually said the farewell tour would be his last.[15]
In July King went back to Europe, playing twice (July 2 and 3) in the 40th edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival and also in Zürich at the Blues at Sunset on July 14. During his show in Montreux at the Stravinski Hall he jammed with Joe Sample, Randy Crawford, David Sanborn, Gladys Knight, Lella James, Earl Thomas, Stanley Clarke, John McLaughlin, Barbara Hendricks and George Duke. The European leg of the Farewell Tour ended in Luxembourg on September 19, 2006, at the D’Coque Arena (support act: Todd Sharpville).
In November and December, King played six times in Brazil. During a press conference on November 29 in São Paulo, a journalist asked King if that would be the actual farewell tour. He answered: “One of my favorite actors is a man from Scotland named Sean Connery. Most of you know him as James Bond, 007. He made a movie called Never Say Never Again.”
In June 2006, King was present at a memorial of his first radio broadcast at the Three Deuces Building in Greenwood, Mississippi, where an official marker of the Mississippi Blues Trail was erected. The same month, a groundbreaking was held for a new museum, dedicated to King.[16] in Indianola, Mississippi.[17] The museum opened on September 13, 2008.

B.B. King at Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, Ontario (May 2007)
In late October 2006, he recorded a concert CD and DVD entitled B.B. King: Live at his B.B. King Blues Clubs in Nashville and Memphis. The four night production featured his regular B.B. King Blues Band and captured his show as he performs it nightly around the world. It was his first live performance recording in 14 years.
On July 28, 2007, King played at Eric Clapton’s second Crossroads Guitar Festival with 20 other guitarists to raise money for the Crossroads Centre for addictive disorders. Performing in Chicago, he played “Paying the Cost to Be the Boss”, “Rock Me Baby” and “Thrill is Gone” (although the latter was not published on the DVD release) with Robert Cray, Jimmie Vaughan and Hubert Sumlin. In a poignant moment during the live broadcast, he offered a toast to the concert’s host, Eric Clapton, and also reflected upon his own life and seniority. Adding to the poignancy, the four-minute speech — which had been underlaid with a mellow chord progression by Robert Cray throughout — made a transition to an emotional rendition of “Thrill is Gone”. Parts of this performance were subsequently aired in a PBS broadcast and released on the Crossroads II DVD.
Also in 2007, King accepted an invitation to contribute to Goin’ Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino (Vanguard Records). With Ivan Neville’s DumpstaPhunk, King contributed his version of the title song, “Goin’ Home”.
In 2007 King performed “One Shoe Blues” on the Sandra Boynton children’s album Blue Moo, accompanied by a pair of sock puppets in the video.
In June 2008, King played at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee; he was also the final performer at the 25th annual Chicago Blues Festival on June 8, 2008, and at the Monterey Blues Festival, following Taj Mahal. Another June 2008 event was King’s induction into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame alongside Liza Minnelli and Sir James Galway.
In July 2008, Sirius XM Radio’s Bluesville channel was renamed B.B. King’s Bluesville.
On December 1, 2008, King performed at the Maryland Theater in Hagerstown, Maryland.[18] On December 3, King and John Mayer were the closing act at the 51st Grammy Nomination Concert, playing “Let the Good Times Roll” by Louis Jordan. On December 30, 2008, King played at The Kennedy Center Honors Awards Show; his performance was in honor of actor Morgan Freeman.

European Tour 2009, Vienna, July 2009
In Summer 2009, King started a European Tour with concerts in France, Germany, Belgium, Finland and Denmark.
In March 2010, King contributed to Cyndi Lauper’s album Memphis Blues, which was released on June 22, 2010.
King performed at the Mawazine festival in Rabat, Morocco, on May 27, 2010.[19]
On June 25, 2011 King played the pyramid stage at The Glastonbury Music Festival. On the June 28 he opened his new European tour at The Royal Albert Hall, London, supported by Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, Ronnie Wood, Mick Hucknall and Slash.

Barack Obama and B.B. King singing “Sweet Home Chicago” in February 21st 2012
On February 21st 2012, Barack Obama and Michelle Obama hosted, “In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues”, a celebration of blues music held in the East Room of the White House and B.B. King was among the performers. Later on that night, President Obama, encouraged by Buddy Guy and B.B. King, sang part of “Sweet Home Chicago”.[20]
On March 22, 2012, King played a concert at the Chicago House of Blues, where Benson made a guest appearance and both King & Benson held a jammin’ session for over 20 minutes, it was also the celebration of Benson’s birthday.
King performed on the debut album of rapper and producer Big K.R.I.T., who also hails from Mississippi.[21]
On July 5, 2012, King performed a concert at the Byblos Festival, Lebanon.
Over a period of 63 years, King has played in excess of 15,000 performances.[22]
[edit]Equipment

More info about the guitar, see Lucille (guitar)
B.B. King uses simple equipment. King played guitars made by different manufacturers early in his career: he played a Fender Telecaster on most of his recordings with RPM Records (USA).[23] However, he is best known for playing variants of the Gibson ES-355. In 1980 Gibson Guitar Corporation launched the B.B. King Lucille model. In 2005 Gibson made a special run of 80 Gibson Lucilles, referred to as the ’80th Birthday Lucille’, the first prototype of which was given as a birthday gift to King, which he has been using ever since.[24].
He uses Lab Series L5 2×12″ combo amp. King has been using this amp for a long time. The amp was made by Norlin Industries for Gibson in the 70’s and 80’s. Other popular L5 users are Allan Holdsworth and Ty Tabor of King’s X. The L5 has an onboard compressor, parametric EQ, and four inputs. He also has used a Fender Twin Reverb.[25]
He uses his signature model strings Gibson SEG-BBS B.B. King Signature Electric Guitar Strings with gauges: 10-13-17p-32w-45w-54w and D’Andrea 351 MD SHL CX (Medium .71mm, Tortoise Shell, Celluloid) Picks.[25]
[edit]B.B. King’s Blues Club

Sign outside B.B. King’s Blues Club on Beale Street, Memphis
In 1991, B.B. King’s Blues Club opened on Beale Street in Memphis, and in 1994, a second club was launched at Universal City Walk in Los Angeles. A third club in New York City’s Times Square opened in June 2000. Two further clubs opened at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut in January 2002[26] and another in Nashville in 2003.[27] A club in West Palm Beach opened in the fall of 2009[28] and an additional one, based in the Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas, opened in the winter of 2009.[29] In 2007, a B.B. King’s Blues Club in Orlando opened on International Drive. The Memphis, Nashville, Orlando, West Palm Beach and Las Vegas stores are all the same Company.
[edit]Legacy

King is widely regarded as one of the most influential blues guitarists of all time, inspiring countless other electric blues and blues-rock guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Peter Green, Derek Trucks, Duane Allman, Elmore James and Stevie Ray Vaughan.[30]
[edit]Philanthropy

In 2001, King signed on as an official supporter of Little Kids Rock, a non-profit organization that provides free musical instruments and instruction to children in underprivileged public schools throughout the US. He sits on LKR’s Honorary Board of Directors.
[edit]TV appearances

B.B. King has made guest appearances in numerous popular television shows, including The Cosby Show, The Young and the Restless, General Hospital,[31] The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Sesame Street,[32] Married… with Children, Sanford and Son, and Touched by an Angel. He has also made a cameo in the movie Spies Like Us.[33]. He voiced in the last episode of Cow and Chicken.[citation needed]
[edit]Personal life

King has been married twice, to Martha Lee Denton, 1946 to 1952, and to Sue Carol Hall, 1958 to 1966. Both marriages ended because of the heavy demands made on the marriage by King’s 250 performances a year.[4] It is reported that he has fathered 15 children and, as of 2004, is the grandfather to fifty grandchildren.[4] He has lived with Type II diabetes for over twenty years and is a high-profile spokesman in the fight against the disease, appearing in advertisements for diabetes-management products along with American Idol season 9 contestant Crystal Bowersox.
King is an FAA licensed Private Pilot and learned to fly in 1963 at Chicago Hammond Airport in Lansing, IL (now Lansing Municipal Airport – KIGQ).[34][35] He frequently flew to gigs, but under the advice of his insurance company and manager in 1995, King was asked to fly only with another licensed pilot; and as a result, King stopped flying around age 70.[36]
His favorite singer is Frank Sinatra. In his autobiography King speaks about how he was, and is, a “Sinatra nut” and how he went to bed every night listening to Sinatra’s classic album In the Wee Small Hours. King has credited Sinatra for opening doors to black entertainers who were not given the chance to play in “white-dominated” venues; Sinatra got B.B. King into the main clubs in Las Vegas during the 1960s — with B.B. King at Bb. Kings Blues Bar Grill

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