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Shedding With Myself On Excelsior Accordion – Jon Hammond HD 1080p

September 28, 2013

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Shedding With Myself On Excelsior Accordion – Jon Hammond

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Like my friend Dick Contino the great accordionist star once told me: “When I break out the accordion it’s like saying hello to an old friend!” Here I’m playing a blues with my custom built Excelsior accordion made by hand by the good folks at Excelsior Accordions & Pigini in Castelfidardo Italy – I have electronics on this instrument, but what you hear here is the pure sound of the high quality steel reeds, I really love this instrument. Mostly I keep it at home because the airlines can be a little rough on the instruments, I was lucky to get it home in one piece from Italy. Always a pleasure to play, enjoy folks, Jon Hammond Band *Note: for those of you who don’t know, musicians use the term “Wood Shedding” for practicing at home. When a musician says he or she is shedding, that usually means they are home or in a hotel somewhere practicing with their instrument – JH


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Lots of traffic around famous Alcatraz Island today, and Mount Tamalpais is looking good in Marin County! Jon Hammond Band

Alcatraz Island is located in the San Francisco Bay, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) offshore from San Francisco, California, United States.[2] Often referred to as “The Rock”, the small island was developed with facilities for a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison (1868), and a federal prison from 1933 until 1963.[5] Beginning in November 1969, the island was occupied for more than 19 months by a group of Aboriginal peoples from San Francisco who were part of a wave of Native activism across the nation with public protests through the 1970s. In 1972, Alcatraz became a national recreation area and received designation as a National Historic Landmark in 1986.
Today, the island’s facilities are managed by the National Park Service as part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area; it is open to tours. Visitors can reach the island by ferry ride from Pier 33, near Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco. Hornblower Cruises and Events, operating under the name Alcatraz Cruises, is the official ferry provider to and from the island. Hornblower launched the nation’s first hybrid propulsion ferry in 2008, the Hornblower Hybrid, which now serves the island, docking at the Alcatraz Wharf.[6]
It is home to the abandoned prison, the site of the oldest operating lighthouse on the West Coast of the United States, early military fortifications, and natural features such as rock pools and a seabird colony (mostly Western Gulls, cormorants, and egrets). According to a 1971 documentary on the History of Alcatraz, the island measures 1,675 feet (511 m) by 590 feet (180 m) and is 135 feet (41 m) at highest point during mean tide.[7] However, the total area of the island is reported to be 22 acres (8.9 ha).[2]
Landmarks on the island include the Main Cellhouse, Dining Hall, Library, Lighthouse, the ruins of the Warden’s House and Officers Club, Parade Grounds, Building 64, Water Tower, New Industries Building, Model Industries Building, and the Recreation Yard…
Mount Tamalpais (/tæməlˈpaɪ.ɨs/;[3] known locally as Mount Tam) is a peak in Marin County, California, United States, often considered symbolic of Marin County. Much of Mount Tamalpais is protected within public lands such as Mount Tamalpais State Park and the Mount Tamalpais Watershed.
Elevation 2,574 ft (785 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 2,451 ft (747 m)[1]
Location Marin County, California, U.S.
Range California Coast Ranges
Coordinates 37°55′45″N 122°34′40″WCoordinates: 37°55′45″N 122°34′40″W[1]
Topo map USGS San Rafael
Mount Tamalpais is the highest peak in the Marin Hills, which are part of the Northern California Coast Ranges. The elevation at the East Peak, its highest point, is 2,574 feet (785 m). The West Peak, the mountain’s second highest peak, where a radar dome currently stands, is at about 2,563 feet (781 m).[4] It stood over 2,600 feet (792 m) before the summit was flattened for the radar dome construction. The mountain is clearly visible from the city of San Francisco and the East Bay region.
The majority of the mountain is contained in protected public lands, including Mount Tamalpais State Park, Muir Woods National Monument, and the Mount Tamalpais Watershed. It adjoins the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (which in turn adjoins Point Reyes National Seashore) as well as several Marin County Open Space Preserves. This provides nearly 40 miles (64 km) of continuous publicly accessible open space. Some of the lower slopes of Mount Tamalpais fall within several cities and unincorporated communities of Marin County, including Mill Valley, Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, Stinson Beach, and Kentfield. These areas are generally developed, consisting of mostly low-density single-family homes.
Broadway musicals are performed outdoors, several times each summer, in the stone amphitheatre on the southern side of Mt. Tam. — at Alcatraz Island


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Accordion, Excelsior, Pigini, Jon Hammond, Wood Shed, Castelfidardo, Italy, Handmade, Funky Jazz, Blues, Local 802, Musicians Union

Germany Tour Musikmesse Frankfurt also Hamburg Jon Hammond Band

February 10, 2011

Germany Tour Musikmesse Frankfurt also Hamburg Jon Hammond Band

Musikmesse, Halliburton, Suzuki Musical Instruments, Hiromitsu Ono, XK-1 organ, Hamburg, Tony Lakatos, Jazz, Frankfurt, Excelsior Accordions, Pigini, Blues, Roberto Lucanero, Andrea Naspi, Castelfidardo, Jon Hammond

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt Hosted By Jon Hammond Band

March 17, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt Hosted By Jon Hammond Band

Frankfurt — Jon Hammond and Band will be hosting the annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party held every year on the night before the 2010 Musikmesse Trade Fair Begins – Tuesday March 23rd in Jazzkeller Frankfurt Kleine Bockenheimerstr. 18a / 60323 Frankfurt am Main / Tel. 069 28 85 37
This will be Jon’s 24th consecutive year playing the Musikmesse. Jon is pleased to announce that rejoining his band this year will be the Hungarian Tenor Sax Star TONY LAKATOS from Budapest who is a lifetime member of the HR Radio Big Band

Also rejoining Jon and Tony will be Giovanni Gulino drums and Joe Berger aka ‘The Berger-meister’ guitar
Some of Jon’s expected guests will be both the Director of Musikmesse Wolfgang Luecke and Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM, both of whom are excellent drummers and special Accordion Friends including Roberto Lucanero, Holda Paoletti-Kampl, Marco Galeazzi, Nello Gabrielloni, Michael Maier-Falkenstein from Hammond Deutschland, Pigini Brothers, Heinz Aumüller, friends from all over the world gathering in the special atmosphere of Jazzkeller Frankfurt which is the oldest jazz club in Germany, a hundreds year old ‘keller’ below the ground near the Alte Oper in center of Frankfurt.

Jon says, “It is a great way to kick off the Musikmesse every year, we always look forward to this casual and fun evening after the stands are built, it’s great to unwind with some swinging funky jazz music and beverages served by the friendly team at this special club Jazzkeller. This Musikmesse event and the Jazzkeller are both very close to my heart personally, I had my first successful European shows here in the Jazzkeller after I moved to Germany for 5 years because of so many special friends I have through our years attending Musikmesse. The first Musikmesse Warm Up Party we did was sponsored by Philip Morris Cigarettes and RTL Plus TV Show “Hessen Report”. Nowadays it is not permitted to smoke cigarettes inside the club, but we are thankful for all of the support we have received and now we gather with our friends in clean air which is really nice, although Eugen Hahn owner of Jazzkeller had installed one of the best industrial air cleaners of any club I have played in! A good time for all, we are looking forward to seeing all our friends there again soon and every day in Halle 3.1 where all the best accordions in the world and players will be!” *special thanks Accordions World Wide Team

*Note: Selected Video Clips will be posted on and Jon’s YouTube channel

Musikmesse Director Wolfgang Luecke flanked by Anke Lich of Messe Frankfurt, Jon Hammond, Ralph Vogenreitter of Vogenreitter Verlag and to Wolfgang’s right, Michael Maier Falkenstein Director Hammond Suzuki Deutschland and his long-time Girlfriend Jenny

Excelsior Pigini Power Table in Jazzkeller Frankfurt Musikmesse Warm Up Party !

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