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See’s Candies Stage Shoreline Amphitheatre Jon Hammond & The Late Rent Session Men

November 11, 2014

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Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men concert on See’s Candies Stage Shoreline Amphitheater show for Bill Graham Presents New Orleans by The Bay Food and Music Festival, original Funky Soul Blues instrumentals with Larry Schneider tenor saxophone, Barry Finnerty guitar, James Preston drums, Jon Hammond B3 organ *Note from Jon: R.I.P. James Preston, great musician long-time drummer in various formations of my band – special thanks Mick Brigden, Bob Barsotti BGP Bill Graham Memorial Foundation Bill’s yahrzeit today Jon Hammond — with Jon Hammond and James Preston at Shoreline Amphitheatre At Mountain View


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In Memory of James Preston funky drummer – Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men perform “Pocket Funk” in the Boom Boom Room – San Francisco CA – Jon Hammond at the Hammond B3 organ, Barry Finnerty guitar, James Preston drums


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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 – special thanks to Frank Poehl for operating the camera – Jon Hammond Band

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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 – special thanks to Frank Poehl for operating the camera – Jon Hammond Band



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Jon Hammond Band performing original funky compositions Hip Hop Chitlins and Late Rent at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View CA

June 7, 2013

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Jon Hammond at door to his air conditioned catered dressing room next to Taj Mahal’s dressing room

presented by BGP / Bill Graham Presents under the direction of Mick Brigden – New Orleans by The Bay Food and Music Festival

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Jon Hammond Band performing original funky compositions Hip Hop Chitlins and
Late Rent at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View California near Google and Yahoo Headquarters – presented by BGP / Bill Graham Presents under the direction of Mick Brigden – New Orleans by The Bay Food and Music Festival with
tenor saxophonist Larry Schneider
James Preston drums
Barry Finnerty guitar
Jon Hammond B3 organ
— at Shoreline Amphitheatre At Mountain View – Wiki

Shoreline Amphitheatre is an outdoor amphitheater in Mountain View, California, USA, in the San Francisco Bay Area. The venue has a capacity of 22,500, with 6,500 reserved seats and 16,000 general admission on the lawn. When the parking lot is utilized for festival stages, the total capacity of the venue can reach 30,000.

Location Mountain View, California
Coordinates 37.426778°N 122.080733°WCoordinates: 37.426778°N 122.080733°W
Type Outdoor amphitheatre
Opened 1986
Owner Live Nation
Seating type reserved, lawn
Capacity 22,500

The amphitheatre was built in 1985-1986 by the city of Mountain View, in cooperation with local promoter Bill Graham, as part of the Shoreline Park project. Graham designed the amphitheatre to resemble The Grateful Dead’s “steal your face” logo. Each row of fixed seating at the amphitheatre has a pitch of three feet, providing ample legroom and space for dancing.
The premiere season was during the summer of 1986; it was planned to open with a concert by The Grateful Dead, who had to cancel as a result of Jerry Garcia’s coma. They first performed at Shoreline Amphitheater on October 2, 1987, and played a total of 39 concerts there. Shows from October 3, 1987, and June 16, 1990, were recorded and later released as a live album entitled View from the Vault, Volume Three.
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe performed and recorded their live album An Evening of Yes Music Plus at Shoreline on September 9, 1989.
The Dave Matthews Band performed and recorded a show on July 6, 1997, which was later released as a live album entitled Live Trax Vol. 17.
The amphitheatre has also played host to music festivals, including The Vans Warped Tour, The Mayhem Festival, The Area:One and Area2 Festival, Lollapalooza, H.O.R.D.E., Projekt Revolution, Ozzfest and Lilith Fair.

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20 Gigabytes up, big thanks to my Youtube & Google Team friends Steve Grove and streaming media team – just like being there folks! Jon Hammond – dial the gear wheel up to 1080, enjoy, JH Original Blues Shuffle Composition “No X-Cess Baggage Blues” by Jon Hammond ©JH INTL/ASCAP at Jon’s annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party Jon Hammond Band: Tony Lakatos tenor sax Totó Giovanni Gulino drums Joe Berger guitar Jon Hammond organ Special thanks Thomas Eich TecAmp / THC Amplification – Jazzkeller Frankfurt Team Tony plays P.Mauriat Saxophones Joe Berger plays custom JJ Guitar Jon Hammond is playing the Sk1 Hammond organ Interview by Detlef Kinsler – Journal Frankfurt Kultur JOURNAL FRANKFURT Jon Hammond zum 27. Mal auf der Musikmesse Youtube

Jon Hammond, Tony Lakatos, Totó Giovanni Gulino, Joe Berger

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Musikmesse Warm Up Party Jon Hammond Band celebrating 27 years in Jazzkeller Frankfurt

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Folks, thanks to Chobani Yogurt and Sing For Hope Foundation – here’s one of the 88 pianos in Times Square (I think it’s getting soaked now in heavy rain unless somebody covered it up!) Jon Hammond

Third Annual Sing for Hope Pianos Begins This Weekend in New York City
Two-Week Outdoor Art Installation of 88 Pianos Throughout Five Boroughs Kicks Off June 1
NEW YORK, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Sing for Hope Pianos will return to the vibrant New York City streets this weekend. Beginning June 1, for two weeks, 88 pianos will be available for everyone to enjoy in public spaces throughout New York City’s five boroughs in support of the NYC-based non-profit Sing for Hope and its mission to provide “access to the arts for all.” Sing for Hope Pianos is made possible through the generous support of Chobani, Inc., maker of America’s No. 1 selling Greek Yogurt brand, and in collaboration with the City of New York. — at Times Square NYC

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: One Nighter in Louisville Kentucky Jon Hammond Band Plays Original Composition Six Year Itch

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Written by Jon Hammond “Six Year Itch” after 6 years of being on the air with The Jon Hammond Show TV Show now in 28th year. 
One night only in Louisville Kentucky Live In The Jazz Factory Featuring

Alex Budman tenor sax

Ronnie Smith Jr. drums 

John Bishop guitar

Jon Hammond organ

Thanks to all the folks who came out and packed the club for our one night in Louisville!


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ENCORES: Louisville Kentucky Jazz Factory – JON HAMMOND Band Jazzin By Martin Z. Kasdan Jr. Last year San Francisco-based organist Jon Hammond joined his buddy, Louisville guitarist John Bishop, for a night at the Jazz Factory. Hammond has just released Late Rent, on Ham-Berger-Friz Records, available at,%20JON.htm if you can’t find it locally. In an e-mail to me, Hammond described this as “a record that took me 25 years to put together. The disc opens with “Late Rent,” a loping swinger and is followed by “Pocket Funk,” with a slightly Latin feel. “Late Rent” is reprised in a live take at the end of the CD. Lee Morgan’s funky “The Sidewinder” is the only cover tune on the album, although, as Hammond acknowledges in his liner notes, “White Onions” is “a bluesy Hammond/Finnerty composition reminiscent of `Green Onions.'” In closing, happy holidaze to one and all. You can send greetings to me at

Musikmesse 2013 Jon Hammond Celebrates 27 years Musikmesse Warm Up Party April 9 Dienstag Tuesday Night Jazzkeller Frankfurt and 60th

Special Thanks Dankeschön Saray Pastanesi Bäckerei & Konditorei makes Jon Hammond’s custom Chocolate Chocolate Cake
Happy 60th Birthday Jon Hammond in Jazzkeller Frankfurt Musikmesse Warm Up Party !

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

Jon Hammond (aus New York City) – organ
Joe Berger – guitar
Tony Lakatos – 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!”

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

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These great black and white photos of Jon Hammond Band were shot by the great photographer Joachim Hildebrand Musikmesse Warm Up Party – on the band: Tony Lakatos tenor sax,

Giovanni Gulino drums,

Joe Berger guitar,

Jon Hammond organ


Chocolate on Chocolate Cake 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

Special Thanks to Thomas Eich TecAmp Fine Sounding 2 x 12 Neodymium Rig Powering Hammond Organ:

Jon Hammond onstage at Jazzkeller Frankfurt

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Jon Hammond’s annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt the night before Musikmesse kicks off

The Tradition Continues! 18th Year Musikmesse-Session – Wir Sehen Uns, ab 12 April Freitag Abend – Jon Hammond Band

– Jazzkeller-Hofheim –
Joe Berger guitar
Peter Klohmann tenor sax
Totó Giovanni Gulino schlagzeug
Jon Hammond orgel

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Jon Hammond’s annual Musikmesse-Session in Jazzkeller Hofheim, here paying tribute to Jimi Hendrix covering Little Wing
with Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Gulino drums, Peter Klohmann tenor sax, Jon Hammond on Sk1 Hammond organ
*Note: When Jon Hammond was younger playing electric accordion he was known as The Jimi Hendrix of The Accordion,
see image 1971 age 18

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Jon Hammond – Arriving for gig Jazzkeller Hofheim
Jon Hammond Band Unveling and First Road Test of Sk1 combo organ Pocket Funk 1,759
Jon Hammond Band playing original composition “POCKET FUNK”
Joe Berger – guitar
Peter Klohmann – tenor sax
Giovanni Gulino – drums
Jon Hammond – Sk1 Hammond Suzuki stage keyboard weighs only 15 lbs. as opposed to 425 lbs.= B3 Organ
— at Jazzkeller Hofheim

Jon Hammond: Waterproof Hammond Organ and Lucky Frog Umbrella

Glasgow Scotland Prestwick Airport PIK — R.I.P. The Highlander Highland Express Airlines

– Jon Hammond
Special thanks to First Officer and part owner Tony May and the Crew of this elegant bird the HIGHLANDER of HIGHLAND EXPRESS… — at Glasgow Prestwick Airport

Hamburg St. Pauli — I’m not sure exactly why the proprietors of the famous Feldkeller presented me with this framed photo right off their wall of my friend Pico from the old Star Club

– it hangs on my wall now, Jon Hammond — at Feldkeller Bei Kitty Und Heini

Pico and Jon Hammond in front of Star Club sign for the Pico Schauspiel Musical at Delphi Music Theater

– great show with live music from The Rattles and Jon Hammond Band after show music — with The Jimi Hendrix Experience Official Page, Gene Vincent, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, The Everly Brothers, Little Richard and Bo Diddley

“One More Thing”

— Turn up the microphone! Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond with Tony the Door Man and Oscar Meyers

– Boom Boom Room

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Jon’s Archive 1989 Indigo Blues Opener

Alex Foster, Jon Hammond, Bernard Purdie – then and now

As seen on the long-running NYC cable TV show The Jon Hammond Show –
Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men December 12, 1989
In Indigo Blues Club which was partly owned by Miles Davis at the time.
Downstairs in The Hotel Edison 221 West 46th Street New York City
Here on Jon’s band kicking it off are
Alex Foster tenor saxophone
Jack Wilkins guitar
Bernard Purdie drums
Jon Hammond at the B3 Organ
Camera by Joe Berger

L to R: Joey Morant, Bernard Purdie, Jon Hammond
Last night at 78 Below NYC Fundraiser Concert
for James “Jimmy” Allen Smith


Bob Held the great sound man / live mixer

Last night at 78 Below NYC Fundraiser Concert
for James “Jimmy” Allen Smith – Jon Hammond — at 78 Below

L to R: Mick Gaffney, Alex Foster, Gorden Edwards

– Last night at 78 Below NYC Fundraiser Concert
for James “Jimmy” Allen Smith – Jon Hammond

Model 826B art deco, one of my favorite table radios in my small collection of ancient tube radios (1955, I was 2 years old when it was first introduced by Emerson)

– this one wakes me up in the morning with news every 10 minutes and starts up the coffee percolator, love it and it’s hella’ stylish! – JH
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to R: Mick Gaffney, Alex Foster

– Last night at 78 Below NYC Fundraiser Concert
for James “Jimmy” Allen Smith – Jon Hammond — with Alex Foster and Mick Gaffney at 78 Below

Alex Foster and Gordon Edwards

– Last night at 78 Below NYC Fundraiser Concert
for James “Jimmy” Allen Smith – Jon Hammond — with Alex Foster at 78 Below

L to R: Mick Gaffney, Alex Foster, Joey Morant, Gordon Edwards

– Last night at 78 Below NYC Fundraiser Concert
for James “Jimmy” Allen Smith

L to R: Mick Gaffney, Alex Foster, Gordon Edwards, Joey Morant, Sel Wheeler, Mrs. Crosby keyboard vocals

– Last night at 78 Below NYC Fundraiser Concert
for James “Jimmy” Allen Smith – Jon Hammond

L to R: Alex Foster, Gordon Edwards, Joey Morant, Sel Wheeler, Mrs. Crosby, (back) L Leon Pendarvis

– Last night at 78 Below NYC Fundraiser Concert
for James “Jimmy” Allen Smith – Jon Hammond — with Alex Foster and L Leon Pendarvis at 78 Below

L to R: Gordon Edwards, Joey Morant, Sel Wheeler, Mrs. Crosby

– Last night at 78 Below NYC Fundraiser Concert
for James “Jimmy” Allen Smith – Jon Hammond

L to R: Mick Gaffney, Bernard Purdie, Alex Foster, Gordon Edwards, Joey Morant

– Last night at 78 Below NYC Fundraiser Concert
for James “Jimmy” Allen Smith – Jon Hammond

L to R: Mick Gaffney, Alex Foster, Bernard Purdie (pointing), Gordon Edwards, Joey Morant

– Last night at 78 Below NYC Fundraiser Concert
for James “Jimmy” Allen Smith – Jon Hammond

Bernard Purdie drums, Jon Hammond at the B3 organ in Mikell’s – then and now

L to R: Alex Foster, Roy Bennett, Gordon Edwards

– Last night at 78 Below NYC Fundraiser Concert
for James “Jimmy” Allen Smith – Jon Hammond

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Soulful David Fathead Newman Saxophone with Bernard Purdie and Jon Hammond at B3 organ Rare Recording Georgia

From Jon Hammond Archive Georgia Rare Film

David Fathead Newman tenor saxophonist

Soulful Jon Hammond at B3 organ

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Hip Hop Chitlins Shoreline Amphitheatre Jon’s Journal August 3, 2012

September 3, 2012

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Hip Hop Chitlins Shoreline Amphitheatre Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men

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

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Hamburg St. Pauli Grosse Freiheit 4 — Painting of actual Jon Hammond Band gig in the notorious Regina Niteclub #4 –ße_Freiheit
“Einen guten Teil ihrer Bekanntheit verdankt sie den in früheren Jahren dort zahlreich anzutreffenden Nachtclubs, wie dem Salambo, Safari, Colibri, Regina und anderen, die sich dadurch auszeichneten, dass sie nicht nur Striptease boten, sondern darüber hinaus auch den Geschlechtsakt teilweise in Kostümen auf der Bühne zeigten. Die meisten dieser Clubs sind inzwischen geschlossen.” painting by my good friend the great artist Michael August aka ILLUSTRATORP – JH

Berkeley CA — A young Jon Hammond circa 1969 at the Wurlitzer 140b electric piano – eventually traded in to Don Wehr, thanks for the good trade-in deal Don! JH *no problem buying beer with all that hair at the time!

Funkadelic! George Clinton and Jon Hammond
George Clinton (born July 22, 1941) is an American singer, songwriter, bandleader, and music producer and the principal architect of P-Funk. He was the mastermind of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic during the 1970s and early 1980s, and launched a solo career in 1981. He has been cited as one of the foremost innovators of funk music, along with James Brown and Sly Stone. Clinton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 with fifteen other members of Parliament-Funkadelic.
Clinton was born in Kannapolis, North Carolina (allegedly in an outhouse), grew up in Plainfield, New Jersey, and currently resides in Tallahassee, Florida. During his teen years Clinton formed a doo wop group inspired by Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers called The Parliaments while straightening hair at a barber salon in Plainfield. For a period in the 1960s Clinton was a staff songwriter for Motown. Despite initial commercial failure (and one major hit single, “(I Wanna) Testify” in 1967), The Parliaments eventually found success under the names Parliament and Funkadelic in the seventies (see also P-Funk). These two bands combined the elements of musicians such as Jimi Hendrix, Sly and the Family Stone, Cream and James Brown while exploring different sounds, technology, and lyricism. Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic dominated diverse music during the 1970s with over 40 R&B hit singles (including three number ones) and three platinum albums. Clinton’s efforts as a solo artist began in 1982. He is also a notable music producer working on almost all of the albums he performs on, as well as producing albums for Bootsy Collins and Red Hot Chili Peppers, among others.
Beginning in the early 1980s, Clinton recorded several nominal solo albums, although all of these records featured contributions from P-Funk’s core musicians. The primary reason for recording under his own name was legal difficulties, due to the complex copyright and trademark issues surrounding the name “Parliament” (primarily) and Polygram’s purchase of that group’s former label Casablanca Records.
In 1982, Clinton signed to Capitol Records under two names: his own (as a solo artist) and as the P-Funk All-Stars, releasing Computer Games under his own name that same year.[1] The single “Loopzilla” hit the Top 20 on the R&B charts, followed by “Atomic Dog”, which reached #1 R&B and #101 on the pop chart.[1] In the next four years, Clinton released three more studio albums (You Shouldn’t-Nuf Bit Fish, Some of My Best Jokes Are Friends and R&B Skeletons in the Closet) as well as a live album, Mothership Connection (Live from the Summit, Houston, Texas) and charting three singles in the R&B Top 30, “Nubian Nut”, “Last Dance”, and “Do Fries Go with That Shake?”. This period of Clinton’s career was marred by multiple legal problems (resulting in financial difficulties) due to complex royalty and copyright issues.
In 1985, he was recruited by the Red Hot Chili Peppers to produce their album Freaky Styley, because the band members were huge fans of George Clinton and funk in general. Clinton, in fact, wrote the vocals and lyrics to the title track which was originally intended by the band to be left as an instrumental piece. The album was not a commercial success at the time, but has since sold 500,000 copies after the Red Hot Chili Peppers became popular years later.

George Clinton performing in Holland.
Though Clinton’s popularity had waned by the mid 1980s, he experienced something of a resurgence in the early 1990s, as many rappers cited him as an influence and began sampling his songs. Alongside James Brown, George Clinton is considered to be one of the most sampled musicians ever. In 1989, Clinton released The Cinderella Theory on Paisley Park, Prince’s record label. This was followed by Hey Man, Smell My Finger in 1993. Clinton then signed with Sony 550 and released T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M. (The Awesome Power of a Fully Operational Mothership) in 1996, having reunited with several old members of Parliament and Funkadelic.
[edit]1990s to 2000s

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic performing at Waterfront Park, in Louisville, Kentucky, July 4, 2008
1994 saw Clinton contribute to several tracks on Primal Scream’s studio album Give Out But Don’t Give Up. In 1995 Clinton sang “Mind Games” on the John Lennon tribute Working Class Hero. In the 1990s, Clinton appeared in films such as Graffiti Bridge (1990), House Party (1990), PCU (1994), Good Burger (1997) and The Breaks (1999). In 1997 he appeared as himself in the Cartoon Network show Space Ghost Coast to Coast. Clinton also appeared as the voice of The Funktipus, the DJ of the Funk radio station Bounce FM in the 2004 video game, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, in which his song “Loopzilla” also appeared. Rapper Dr. Dre sampled most of his beats to create his G-Funk music era.
Displaying his influence on rap and hip hop, Clinton also worked with Tupac Shakur on the song “Can’t C Me” from the album All Eyez on Me; Ice Cube on the song and video for “Bop Gun (One Nation)” on the Lethal Injection album (which sampled Funkadelic’s earlier hit “One Nation Under A Groove”); Outkast on the song “Synthesizer” from the album Aquemini; Redman on the song “J.U.M.P.” from the album Malpractice; Souls of Mischief on “Mama Knows Best” from the album Trilogy: Conflict, Climax, Resolution; Killah Priest on “Come With me” from the album Priesthood, and the Wu Tang Clan on “Wolves” from the album 8 Diagrams.

George Clinton performing live in Texas.
Clinton founded a record label called The C Kunspyruhzy in 2005. He had a cameo appearance in the season-two premiere of the CBS television sitcom How I Met Your Mother, on September 18, 2006.
“You’re Thinking Right”, the theme song for The Tracey Ullman Show, was written by Clinton. He appeared on the intro to Snoop Dogg’s Tha Blue Carpet Treatment album, released in 2007. Clinton was also a judge for the 5th annual Independent Music Awards to support independent artists’ careers.[2]
On September 16, 2008, Clinton released a solo album, George Clinton and His Gangsters of Love on Shanachie Records. Largely a covers album, Gangsters features guest appearances from Sly Stone, El DeBarge, Red Hot Chili Peppers, RZA, Carlos Santana, gospel singer Kim Burrell and more.[3]
On September 10, 2009, George Clinton was awarded the Urban Icon Award from Broadcast Music Incorporated.[4] The ceremony featured former P-Funk associate Bootsy Collins, as well contemporary performers such as Big Boi from Outkast and Cee-Lo Green from Goodie Mob.
On February 1, 2010, Clinton’s son, George Clinton, Jr., was found dead in his Florida home. According to police, he had been dead for several days and died of natural causes.[5]
On May 20, 2010, George Clinton received a proclamation from Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs of Plainfield, New Jersey, the city in which he was raised, at a fundraiser for the Barack Obama Green Charter High School, which is focused creating leaders in sustainability for the 21st Century.
He performed alongside Parliament-Funkadelic at the 2011 Gathering of the Juggalos. — with George Clinton.

New York NY — Chicken Soup Time with main man Joe Franklin in his Times Square offices “Memory Lane”!
– Jon Hammond *my CD’s are in there! Also a bottle of Pepto Bismol, Joe is in-between banquets here – JH
JOE FRANKLIN & JON HAMMOND Movie in Joe’s office “Memory Lane” where he keeps his extensive Historical Archives on 43rd St. in NYC. The phone was ringing off the hook like popcorn!
Joe Franklin (born Joseph Fortgang on March 9, 1926) is an American radio and television personality. From New York City, Franklin is credited with hosting the first television talk show. The show began in 1951 on WJZ-TV (later WABC-TV) and moved to WOR-TV (later WWOR-TV) from 1962 to 1993.[1]

After retiring from the television show, Franklin concentrated on an overnight radio show, playing old records on WOR-AM on Saturday evenings. He currently interviews celebrities on the Bloomberg Radio Network.[2]
An author, Franklin has written 23 books, including Classics of the Silent Screen.[3] His 1995 autobiography Up Late with Joe Franklin[4] chronicles his long career and includes claims that he had dalliances with Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, and that Veronica Lake “threw herself at me, but I always refrained.”[5] He has appeared as himself in countless films, notably Ghostbusters and Broadway Danny Rose.
Franklin’s show was often parodied by Billy Crystal during the 1984–1985 season of Saturday Night Live. Franklin was also a pioneer in promoting products such as Hoffman Beverages and Ginger Ale on the air.[1]
Known as “the king of nostalgia”, Franklin’s highly-rated television and radio shows, especially a cult favorite to cable television viewers and his long-running “Memory Lane” radio programs, focused on old-time show-business personalities.
Franklin has an encyclopedic knowledge of the music, musicians and singers, the Broadway stage shows, the films and entertainment stars of the first half of the 20th Century, and is an acknowledged authority on silent film.
He began his entertainment career at 16 as a record picker for Martin Block’s popular “Make Believe Ballroom” radio program.
Among Franklin’s own idols, as he frequently told viewers, were Al Jolson, whom he literally “followed around” as a teenager in New York, and Eddie Cantor, who eventually began buying jokes from the young Franklin and whose Carnegie Hall show Franklin later produced.
Franklin would delight his audience with trivia about the most obscure entertainers from past generations and equally unknown up-and-comers from the present. His guests ranged from novelty performers like Tiny Tim, and Morris Katz to popular entertainers like Bill Cosby and Captain Lou Albano to legends like Bing Crosby, Charlie Chaplin, John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Cary Grant, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, but also frequently included (sometimes on the same panel) unknown local New York punk bands, self-published authors, “tribute” impersonator lounge singers, and the like, giving the show a surreal atmosphere that was part of its appeal.
Many of today’s well known talents such as Woody Allen, Barbra Streisand and Julia Roberts got their first television exposure on The Joe Franklin Show. Others, notoriously shy of live interviews, made frequent appearances on Franklin’s programs: Frank Sinatra, for instance, appeared four times.
Joe would appear on the very first episode of This American Life giving host Ira Glass advice on how to have a sucessful show.
In addition to his TV Talk Show, Joe appeared regularly with Conan O’Brien. He’s also seen on “The David Letterman Show,” “Live With Regis And Kathy Lee,” and has been mentioned several times on the hit cartoon series “The Simpsons.”
Producer Richie Ornstein has worked side-by-side with Joe Franklin for decades and was a standard feature on Joe Franklin’s Show to interact with guests and to discuss trivia. — with Joe Franklin at Times Square NYC

Hollywood California — Rest In Peace Hal David ASCAP Songwriters Hall of Fame Chairman & CEO – here at ASCAP Expo – Jon Hammond 2010
May 25, 1921 – September 1, 2012
Harold Lane “Hal” David (May 25, 1921 – September 1, 2012) was an American lyricist. He grew up in Brooklyn, New York City. He was best known for his collaborations with composer Burt Bacharach and his association with Dionne Warwick.
David was born to a Jewish family in New York City, the son of Lina (née Goldberg) and Gedalier David, a deli owner.[1] He is credited with popular music lyrics, beginning in the 1940s with material written for bandleader Sammy Kaye and for Guy Lombardo. He worked with Morty Nevins of The Three Suns on four songs for the feature film Two Gals and a Guy (1951), starring Janis Paige and Robert Alda.
In 1957, David met composer Burt Bacharach at Famous Music in the Brill Building in New York. The two teamed up and wrote their first hit “The Story of My Life”, recorded by Marty Robbins in 1957. Later that year Perry Como had a hit with their “Magic Moments”. Subsequently, in the 1960s and early 1970s Bacharach and David wrote some of the most enduring songs in American popular music, many for Dionne Warwick but also for The Carpenters, Dusty Springfield, B. J. Thomas, Gene Pitney, Tom Jones, Jackie DeShannon and others.
Bacharach and David hits included “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”, “This Guy’s in Love with You”, “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again”, “Do You Know the Way to San Jose”, “Walk On By”, “What the World Needs Now Is Love”, “I Say a Little Prayer”, “(There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me”, “One Less Bell to Answer”, and “Anyone Who Had a Heart”.
The duo’s film work includes the Oscar-nominated title songs for “What’s New Pussycat?” and “Alfie”, “The Look of Love”, from Casino Royale; and the Oscar-winning “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid In addition, “Don’t Make Me Over”, “(They Long to Be) Close to You”, and “Walk On By” have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
David and Bacharach were awarded the 2011 Gershwin Prize for Popular Song bestowed by the Library of Congress, the first time a songwriting team was given the honor. David was recuperating from a recent illness and was unable to attend the Washington D.C. presentation ceremony in May 2012.[2]
David’s work with other composers includes Willie Nelson and Julio Iglesias’s “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before”, with Albert Hammond; Sarah Vaughan’s “Broken Hearted Melody”, with Sherman Edwards; the 1962 Joanie Sommers hit “Johnny Get Angry”. also with Edwards; and “We Have All the Time in the World”, written with John Barry and sung by Louis Armstrong for the 1969 James Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. With Paul Hampton, David co-wrote the country standard “Sea of Heartbreak”, a hit for Don Gibson and others.
David died in the morning hours of September 1, 2012, due to a stroke. He was 91.
Other achievements

1972: inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
1984: elected to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
1991: received a Doctor of Music degree from Lincoln College, Illinois for his major contribution to American music.
May 2000: received an honorary doctorate of humane letters degree from Claremont Graduate University.
Founder of the Los Angeles Music Center.
Member of the board of governors of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Member of the board of directors of ASCAP, having served as its president, and later worked on reform of intellectual property rights.
Served on the advisory board of the Society of Singers.
Member of the board of visitors of Claremont Graduate University in California.
Chairman of the board of the National Academy of Popular Music and its Songwriters Hall of Fame
2011: The Songwriters Hall of Fame presented him their newest award, the Visionary Leadership Award, for his decade of service.[5]
2011: Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. — with Hal David at Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, California

New York NY — Jazz Blues Pianist Junior Mance and Jon Hammond – 5 part interview
Part 3 of 5

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

San Francisco California — My Grandmother’s Chair brought to you by Jon Hammond
This is one of 4 kitchen chairs that belonged to my dear Grandma for many years. I used to sit my tuchas down on those chairs and enjoy her delicious soup and coffee cake she used to make for me. I have a lot of good memories in that chair, so when the back of it started getting a little shaky, but still firm on it’s legs my Mom decided it was time to finally say goodbye to this one, now there is only one of the original 4 left.

I decided to bring this chair to a good neighborhood, maybe someone will adopt the chair and take it in to their nice home, so here you can see it sitting for the last time, I sat on it for a wile and remembered the good times in the chair and there it is folks, my Grandmother’s Chair!
brought to you by Jon Hammond
*possible houses for my Grandma’s Chair: *see Link – JH — at Richmond District of San Francisco, CA

Hamamatsu Japan — Mr. Manji Suzuki President Founder of Suzuki Musical Instruments, designer manufacturers of the fine modern Hammond Organs I play today and the famous Suzuki Harmonicas and Suzuki Melodeons which have become a key product for schools and live performance – Jon Hammond

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: — in Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka

Frankfurt Germany — Jon Hammond taking care of business on the bandstand – photo by Joachim Hildebrand
Annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt hosted by Jon Hammond Band

Tony Lakatos tenor sax
Jon Hammond XK-1 organ
Giovanni Gulino drums
Joe Berger guitar
Lydias Tune composed by Jon Hammond © JH INTL ASCAP — at Jazzkeller

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Lydia’s Tune Jon Hammond Accordion and Journal August 28, 2012

August 28, 2012

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

Keys To Happiness – Jon Hammond Excelsior Accordions


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

Blip TV

Hip Hop Chitlins – Vimeo

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

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

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

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

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


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

New York NY — Trombonist Art Baron soloing with Harlem Blues & Jazz Band last Saturday night at ZEB’s on W.28th Street – shown are Michael Max Fleming bass, Jackie Williams drums and Bill Wurtzel guitar looking on – Jon Hammond — at ZEB’s

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

Hamburg Germany — The Analog to Digital Transfer Room at NDR Radio Studios – Jon Hammond
The NDR Sessions Projekt – Behind The Beat
Jon Hammond’s “The NDR Sessions Projekt” brings the soulful jazz organist back to Hamburg to record a collection of standards and originals featuring Lutz Buchner on saxophones, Joe Gallardo on trombone and Heinz Lichius on drums. Recorded in one of Germany’s best studios, the quartet present rich, heartfelt perfomances and infuse the music with a fresh and vibrant sound.
NDR Sessions
Jon Hammond says the NDR session was based on a sentimental idea.
Lutz Buchner
Jon Hammond wanted to feature saxophonist Lutz Buchner on the CD.
Bass and Organ
Jon Hammond says his style is playing bass and organ – on the Hammond.
Jazz Spirits
Jon Hammond wanted to rekindle a certain jazz spirit – and take some risks.
Label: Ham-Berger-Friz Records
Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) (North German Broadcasting) is a public radio and television broadcaster, based in Hamburg. In addition to the city-state of Hamburg, NDR transmits for the German states of Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Schleswig-Holstein. NDR is a member of the ARD consortium.
NDR studios

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

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

New York NY — “Meat Without Feet” van sighted – Jon Hammond

New York NY — One of the greatest jazz guitarists – Tal Farlow onstage at Zanzibar and Grill playing his signature Tal Farlow model guitar made for him by Gibson Guitars circa year 1990 – 550 Third Avenue, between 36th and 37th Streets – Jon Hammond
Talmage Holt Farlow (June 7, 1921 – July 25, 1998) was an American jazz guitarist. Nicknamed the “Octopus”, for his extremely large hands spread over the fretboard as if they were tentacles, he is considered one of the all-time great jazz guitarists. Where other similar players of his day combined rhythmic chords with linear melodies, Farlow preferred placing single notes together in clusters, varying between harmonically richened tones based on a startling new technique.

Farlow was born in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1921. Nearly as famous for his reluctance to perform publicly as for his outstanding abilities, he did not take up the instrument until he was 21, but within a year was playing professionally and in 1948 was with Marjorie Hyams’ band. While with the Red Norvo Trio from 1949–1953, Farlow became famous in the jazz world. His huge hands and ability to play rapid yet light lines, which earned him the nickname “Octopus”, made him one of the top guitarists of the era. After six months with Artie Shaw’s Gramercy Five in 1953, Farlow put together his own group, which for a time included pianist Eddie Costa.
In 1958, Farlow retired from full-time performing and settled in Sea Bright, New Jersey, returning to a career as a sign painter. He continued to play occasional dates in local clubs, however.[1] In 1962 the Gibson Guitar Corporation, with Farlow’s participation, produced the “Tal Farlow” model in their prestigious Artist Model line. The guitar seen in the picture at right is a prototype model. The production model has a mandolin-style scroll at the top of the body.
Farlow only made one record as a leader during 1960–1975, but emerged a bit more often during 1976–1984, recording for Concord fairly regularly before largely disappearing again. He was profiled in the documentary film, Talmage Farlow, made in 1980/81. The guitarist can be heard on his records for Blue Note (a 10″ LP in 1954), Norgran (later Verve, 1954–60), and Prestige (1969), aa well those for Concord. He died of cancer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City on July 25, 1998 at the age of 77.[2]

The Tal Farlow Quartet (1954; Blue Note)
The Tal Farlow Album (1954; Norgran)
The Artistry of Tal Farlow (1955; Norgran)
The Interpretations of Tal Farlow (1955; Norgran)
A Recital by Tal Farlow (1955; Norgran)
Swing Guitars (1955; Norgran)
Poppin’ and Burnin’ (1955; Verve)
Guitar Player (1974; Prestige)
Tal (1956; Norgran)
Fuerst Set (1956; Xanadu Records)
Second Set (1956; Xanadu)
Metronome All-Stars, 1956 Verve MGV 8030
The Swinging Guitar of Tal Farlow (1957; Verve)
This is Tal Farlow (1958; Verve)
The Guitar Artistry of Tal Farlow (1960; Verve)
Tal Farlow Plays the Music of Harold Arlen (1960; Verve)
The Return of Tal Farlow (1969; Prestige Records)
Trinity (1976; CBS Sony)
A Sign of the Times (1977; Concord)
Tal Farlow ’78 (1978; Concord)
On Stage (1981; Concord)
Chromatic Palette (1981; Concord)
Cookin’ on all Burners (1983; Concord)
The Legendary Tal Farlow (1985; Concord)
All Strings Attached (1987; JazzVisions)
Standards Recital (1993; FD Music)
Project G-5: A Tribute to Wes Montgomery (1993; Evidence Records)
Jazz Masters 41 Tal Farlow (1995; Verve)
Tal Farlow (1996; Giants of Jazz)
Chance Meeting (1997; Guitarchives Tal Farlow & Lenny Breau – Music from the Soundtrack of Talmage Farlow.)
Live at the Public Theatre (2000; Productions A-Propos The Tal Farlow Trio (with Tommy Flanagan & Red Mitchell – Music from the Soundtrack of Talmage Farlow.)
Tal Farlow’s Finest Hour (2001; Verve)
Tal’s Blues (2002; Past Perfect)
Two Guys with Guitars (2004; Frozen Sky Records)
The Complete Verve Tal Farlow Sessions (2004; Mosaic) — at 550 Third Avenue New York NY

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HammondCast 21 and Jon Hammond Journal August 5, 2012

August 5, 2012


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SSL Mixing Desk in NDR Studio 1

HammondCast 21, broadcasting from San Francisco California, organist/composer & bandleader JON HAMMOND playing fresh new tracks from recent record date in NDR Radio Hamburg “NDR SESSIONS” with new breakout original composition: “Pay Phone Johnny”, and classics: “Our Day Will Come”, “Blues in the Night” and Hammond’s long-time theme song as intro/outro: “Late Rent”. Special thanks to musicians: LUTZ BUCHNER (saxophones), JOE GALLARDO (trombone), HEINZ LICHIUS (drums) and Co-Producer: KNUT BENZNER, and NDR Radio Engineer: RUDY GROSSER. This record date was recorded in the famous Studio 1 of NDR Radio in Hamburg Germany. Hammond talks about meeting Robin Williams and flying to New York City to attend IAJE Jazz Educators event.

Hofheim am Taunus — Lee Oskar harmonica and Jon Hammond organ in Jazzkeller-Hofheim

Lee returned to play with us recently at annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party – Youtube
Jon Hammond’s Annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt
“White Onions” by Jon Hammond, special guest Lee Oskar harmonica,
Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar,
Jon Hammond at Sk1 Hammond organ / bass
special thanks Thomas Eich TecAmp – 2 x 12″ Neodymium Speakers with TecAmp power amp on my organ — at Jazzkeller Hofheim

Hamburg – Harburg — Newspaper article with art

drawing of actual Jon Hammond gig by great artist Michael August of Harburg aka ILLUSTRATORP

Hamilton Bermuda onboard m.v. Horizon Cruise Ship — Jon Hammond and Joe Berger aka Ham-Berger on special inaugural press cruise aboard Horizon for Celebrity Cruises

as seen on The Jon Hammond Show TV Show — with Joe Berger in Hamilton, Bermuda.
Special Thanks to Captain Korres and Amy Curtis of Hill and Knowlton

Mountain View California Shoreline Amphitheatre — Main Man Mick Brigden clearing the way for the 14th annual Mardi Gras Parade at NOBB aka New Orleans By The Bay Food and Music Festival.

I had the pleasure and honor of playing on this program 3 consecutive years for Mick and Bill Graham Presents – Jon Hammond — at Shoreline Amphitheatre At Mountain View.

New York NY 165 W.48th St. Alex Accordions — Pasquale Ficocecco and Carlo Greco master Luthier and Accordion Repairmen working with my long-time friend Alex Carroza – Jon Hammond –

Carlo in NAMM Oral History Library
thanks to Dan Del Fiorentino: Carlo Greco is known throughout the world as one of the premier guitar luthiers. Yet, when you meet him, he is a very humble man who brushes off compliments with a smile. After a long association as chief designer for Guild Guitars, Carlo joined his dear friend, Alex Carozza, in New York’s top repair shop, Alex Music, on 48th Street. Carlo has created some of the world’s most-loved string instruments and has an equal reputation as a repairman of world-class guitars. — at Alex Musical Instruments

New York NY 48th Street Music Row — Alex Accordions Team – Juan and the newest accordion repair apprentice, these guys are awesome! Jon Hammond — at Alex Musical Instruments

Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport — The Best Airport Pickup Ever – Marat Garipov, Igor Butman’s manager met us there with poster for the concerts we came to play. Thanks for the wonderful pickup Marat!

Jon Hammond — at Sheremetyevo International Airport: Terminal D

Frankfurt Germany — Jon Hammond back in Frankfurt for Musikmesse Frankfurt 26th consecutive year
Jon Hammond’s 59th Birthday Party Musikmesse Warm Up Finale Song
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

Fort Mason San Francisco California — Main Man J. Tony Serra the great criminal defense attorney at book release party – Jon Hammond
J. Tony Serra is an American civil rights lawyer, activist and tax resister from San Francisco.

He was the subject of the 1989 movie True Believer about a Chinatown (San Francisco) murder case in which he won an acquittal for Chol Soo Lee, the defendant. He also successfully defended Black Panther leader Huey Newton in a murder trial and represented individuals from groups as diverse and politically charged as the White Panthers, Hells Angels, Earth First!, and New World Liberation Front (NWLF). Some of these individuals include Brownie Mary, Dennis Peron, Hooty Croy, Ellie Nesler, and Symbionese Liberation Army members Sara Jane Olson, Russell Little and Michael Bortin. Serra, in 2004, won an acquittal during a retrial on murder charges for co-defendant Rick Tabish in the death of casino mogul Ted Binion.
Serra won the Trial Lawyer of the Year award] in 2003 (by the organization Trial Lawyers for Public Justice), for his successful litigation of Judi Bari against the FBI.[2]
Serra has taken a vow of poverty and is known for living a frugal lifestyle and driving a run-down car.[3] All income from his cases is distributed to other lawyers except for a very small portion that he uses to pay rent and gas.[citation needed] All of his clothes (including suits, briefcases, shoes etc.) are bought secondhand.[4]
Serra has been in trouble with the law several times for failure to pay income taxes. He refused to pay taxes in protest of the War in Iraq, based on his conviction that the Bush administration was leading the country in the wrong direction and that he would therefore not contribute any money to fund what he saw as Bush’s corrupt politics.[citation needed] On July 29, 2005, he was sentenced to 10 months in federal prison, to be served at Lompoc, and ordered to pay $100,000 in restitution for a misdemeanor conviction of willful failure to pay taxes.[5] Serra was released from the federal camp in Lompoc, California, in mid February 2007, reporting immediately to a San Francisco halfway house. He was released from federal custody, and the halfway house, on March 13, 2007, after serving out his sentence [1]. Along with three other attorneys, Serra filed a class-action lawsuit seeking minimum wages for himself and other inmates, citing slave wages as unconstitutional.

Tony has two younger brothers, Richard Serra, a prominent sculptor, and Rudy Serra, also a noted artist.[7] Richard paid for the college educations of Tony’s five children.
Huey Newton
Black Panthers
White Panthers
Russell Little, Symbionese Liberation Army
New World Liberation Front
Hell’s Angels
Chol Soo Lee
Hooty Croy
Brownie Mary
Ellie Nesler
Bear Lincoln
Sara Jane Olson a.k.a. Kathleen Soliah, Symbionese Liberation Army
Judi Barry and Darryl Cherney v. FBI;
Michael Bortin, Symbionese Liberation Army
Rick Tabish, Las Vegas Binion Case
Rod Coranado, ELF
BALCO, Barry Bonds’ trainer Greg Anderson

Runner up, “Best Lawyer in America,” American Lawyer magazine, 1982
Drug Policy Foundation Achievement in the Field of Law, 1992
Boalt Hall “Alumnus of the Year, 1993;
Charles Garry Award, 1994;
ACLU Benjamin Dreyfus Civil Liberties Award, 1997;
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, 2000, “Ten Best Criminal Defense Attorneys of the Century;”
McFetridge-American Inn of court,Co-Awardee “2003 Trial Lawyer of the Year”;
Trial Lawyers for Public Justice,”Certificate of Honor, December 1, 2005;”
Criminal Trial Lawyers Association of Northern California,”2005 Gideon Equal Justice Award;”
2008 NORML Lester Grinspoon Award,”For Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Marijuana Law Reform”

In October 2010, a biography of Serra, Lust for Justice: The Radical Life & Law of J. Tony Serra, written by courtroom artist Paulette Frankl with a foreword by criminal defense attorney Gerry Spence, was released. — with Tony Serra at Fort Mason

Melbourne Australia — Organist Jon Hammond at the new Digital B3 ‘portable’ organ daily at AIMS

– Australian International Music Show for Bernies Music Land the biggest Hammond dealer in Australia — at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Melbourne Australia — Craig Douglass of Bernies Music Land / Musico Team enjoying the sunset over Melbourne Convention Center there for AIMS

– Australian International Music Show – Jon Hammond — at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Berkeley California KRE Radio — Phil Lerza R.I.P. taking photo of Carter B. Smith – Phil was CBS Radio Chief Engineer and Carter B. Smith broadcasting legend R.I.P. – there at my Hammond organ on the stand and CHRS President Steve Kushman to the left –

California Historical Radio Society “Radio Day By The Bay” – Jon Hammond — with Phil Lerza

Shanghai China Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel — Jon Hammond at the organ on the bandstand with main man Danny Woody drums/Musical Director

– Danny appeared there nightly in the Jazz Bar on Mezz. Level for 10 years — with Danny Woody at The Portman Ritz Carlton Shanghai China

New York NY — My 1959 Hammond B3 Organ – I keep it by the door for easy in-and-outzky, Jon Hammond — at New York City

San Francisco California — Record Release Party Concert in the old original Tower Records Store on Columbus St. in North Beach San Francisco – Jon Hammond Trio played the music from the album “Hammond’s Bolero” Carlos Santana was in the house and many old friends, some no longer with us unfortunately – JH
Hammond’s Bolero songs This is Jon Hammond’s inspired all-original trio album played with the intensity of a live performance. Hammond’s Bolero album It features great saxophone work by Alex Budman and the sophisticated funky sound of Ronnie Smith, Jr. on drums. Accordion and guitar embellish severa

Personnel: Jon Hammond (accordion, organ, keyboards); Joe Berger (guitar); Alex Budman (saxophone); Edward Smith Jr. II (drums). — at Tower Records North Beach San Francisco

Saarbruecken Germany — 1991 Jon Hammond gig in “John’s Place”
On the border of Franceücken

“In 1815 Saarbrücken came under Prussian control, and for two periods in the 20th century (1919–35 and 1945–57) it was part of the Saar territory under French administration. For this reason, coupled with its proximity to the French border, it retains a certain French influence.” — in Saarbrücken, Saarland

Frankfurt Germany — Solo Piano – Robert Hutya in Jazz-Kneipe Frankfurt, that’s where I met Robert years ago, we played there many times for Regina – 5 hours from 22UHR (10PM) – 3 in the morning

– Jon Hammond — with Robert Hutya at Berlinerstrasse 70 Frankfurt

Professor Klaus Maier, Michael Falkenstein, and the great jazz saxophonist / pianist / teacher Jo Mikovich – also Akio Yono from Suzuki Japan and Akio’s daughter – JH

— with Michael Falkenstein and 2 others at Setzingen-Ulm Germany

Port Everglades Florida — Dr. Sergei Khrushchev son of Nikita Khrushchev, author Khrushchev on Khrushchev – An Inside Account of the Man and His Era, by His Son, Sergei Khrushchev, edited and translated by William Taubman, photo by Jon Hammond aboard m.v. Olympic Voyager inauguration Port Canaveral FL

Sergei Nikitich Khrushchev (Russian: Серге́й Ники́тич Хрущёв, born in 1935), son of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, now resides in the United States where he is a Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
Dr. Khrushchev holds several advanced engineering degrees. From the Ukrainian Academy of Science, he earned his Soviet doctoral degree, and he earned a Ph.D. from the Moscow Technical University. In addition, he earned an M.A. degree with distinction from the Moscow Electric Power Institute. He also holds an “occasional” professorship at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, meaning he is not a full-time professor (though he was for some time), but does teach there fairly often.
Prior to emigrating from the Soviet Union to the United States in 1991, Dr. Khrushchev worked in various high-level engineering positions. From 1968 to 1991, he served at the Control Computer Institute in Moscow, where he rose from section head to first deputy director in charge of research. From the years 1958 to 1968, Dr. Khrushchev worked as an engineer, then later as a deputy section head in charge of guidance systems for missile and space design. In this capacity, he worked on cruise missiles for submarine craft, military and research spacecraft, moon vehicles, and the “Proton” space booster.
He often speaks to American audiences to share his memories of the “other” side of the Cold War. Sergei serves as an advisor to the Cold War Museum.
On July 12, 1999, he and his wife, Valentina, became naturalized citizens of the United States. Sergei’s son from a previous marriage, Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev, a Russian journalist, died on February 22, 2007, aged 47, from a stroke. — with Sergei Khrushchev at Port Canaveral, Florida

Paris France Saint-Germain-Des-Prés — Jon Hammond photo circa 1981 girl driving Renault Alpine taken on Boulevard Saint-Germain

Alpine (French pronunciation: [alpin]) was a French manufacturer of racing and sports cars that used rear-mounted Renault engines.
Jean Rédélé (1922 – 2007), the founder of Alpine, was originally a Dieppe garage proprietor, who…See More — at Boulevard Saint-Germain

Paris France — Jon Hammond photo of Grateful Dead keyboardist Brent Mydland R.I.P. at the Hammond organ Oct 17, 1981 at The Hippodrome

Brent Mydland (October 21, 1952 – July 26, 1990) was the fourth keyboardist to play for the American rock band the Grateful Dead. He was with the band for eleven years, longer than any other keyboardist. — with Brent Mydland at Hippodrome Paris-Vincennes

Paris France — The 28 year-old Jon Hammond having dinner on first trip to Europe in year 1981 on Rue de Seine in Saint-Germain-Des-Prés

– the first time I ever tried eating rabbit! — at Rue de Seine

Frankfurt Germany — The Day Jerry Garcia Died August 9, 1995 – there’s the headline on the USA Today paper I bought on my organ I was pushing to a gig down on by the Zeil in Frankfurt Germany – very sad news coming in to me there in Germany before my gig – Jon Hammond

“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”
Birth name Jerome John Garcia
Born August 1, 1942
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Died August 9, 1995 (aged 53)
Forest Knolls, California, U.S. — with Jerry Garcia at Frankfurt

Prague Czech Republic — Jon Hammond playing at the famous Agharta Prague Jazz Festival

– History:
in 1992
Oregon, John Patitucci Band, John McLaughlin Trio, Betty Carter, Charlie Haden Quartet West

in 1993
Jack DeJohnette Special Edition, Pat Metheny Secret Story Tour, The Brecker Brothers, John Abercrombie Trio, Lyle Mays Quartet

in 1994
Vitous / Garbarek / Moreira, Chick Corea Electric Band II, YellowJackets, Noa, Michel Petrucciani Trio, Charles Lloyd Quartet

in 1995
Pat Metheny Group, Ray Brown Trio, Mike Stern Band, Wynton Marsalis & Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Clarke / Di Meola / Ponty, Joshua Redman Quartet *, Spyro Gyra *, Wayne Shorter Septet *, Courtney Pine *, Christian McBride *

in 1996
Candy Dulfer Funky Stuff *, Trilok Gurtu, Ray Brown Trio feat. Art Farmer, Maceo Parker, John Scofield Trio, Bill Evans Group, McCoy Tyner Trio feat. Michael Brecker, Bob Berg Quartet, Pee Wee Ellis Assembly, Flora Purim & Airto Moreira Fourth World, Barbara Thompson, Groove Collective *, Roy Hargrove Quintet *, YellowJackets *, Maceo Parker * (2nd show), David Sanchez *, Tania Maria *

in 1997
Mark Whitfield Quartet, Billy Cobham Paradox, Allan Holdsworth Group, Maceo Parker, Courtney Pine, Rachel Z, Roney Wallace Quintet, Groove Collective, Mike Stern Band, Diana Krall Trio, Lee Ritenour, Jungle Funk, Courtney Pine * (2nd show), Ray Brown Trio *, Al DiMeola Project *, Peter Erskine Trio *, Candy Dulfer & Funky Stuff *, Urbanator, Maceo Parker – Happy Funky Christmas Tour

in 1998
Bill Evans & Push, Hiram Bullock Group, Jungle Funk *, James Morrison Quartet, Diana Krall Trio, Pat Metheny Group, John Scofield Band, Airto Moreira & Flora Purim, Mike Mainieri, Maceo Parker, Branford Marsalis, Charles Lloyd, Scott Henderson, Georgie Fame & Blue Flames, Wynton Marsalis & Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, David Sanborn, Maceo Parker (2nd show), Jungle Funk (2nd show)

in 1999
Hiram Bullock Group, Steve Smith “Vital Information”, Scott Henderson / Garry Willis “Tribal Tech”, Kyle Eastwood Quintet, Bill Evans & Push, YellowJackets, Maceo Parker, Steps Ahead, Fred Wesley`s Jazz-Funk Explosion, Tommy Smith, Bill Bruford`s Earthworks, Jim Beard Band, Grand Slam, The Brand New Heavies **, Michael Brecker Band, Candy Dulfer & Funky Stuff

in 2000
Mike Stern Band, Victor Bailey Group, Dave Weckl Band, Count Basic, Maceo Parker, Hiram Bullock Group, Jan Garbarek Group, John Scofield Group, Tower Of Power, Bela Fleck and The Flecktones, Billy Cobham, Front Page, Brian Auger, Greg Osby, Dave Liebman, Vinx

in 2001
Andy Summers Trio, David Fiuczynski Jazzpunk, SBB, Eric Truffaz Band, Scott Henderson Blues Band, Ray Brown Trio, The Caribbean Jazz Project, Maceo Parker, The Tweeters (Katche, Miller, Palladino), Victor Bailey Band, Candy Dulfer & Funky Stuff, Laco Deczi Cellula New York, Andy Summers Trio (2nd show), Hiram Bullock Group, Maceo Parker (2nd show)

in 2002
Marcus Miller, The New Dave Weckl Band, Tribal Tech, Mike Stern Group, Laco Deczi & Cellula New York, Vienna Art Orchestra, Alberto Marsico, Pat Metheny Group, Joe Zawinul Syndicate, John Scofield Band, Bill Evans & The Soul Insiders, Eric Truffaz Ladyland Quartet, Dean Brown Band, Maceo Parker, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Kenny Garrett Quartet, Patricia Barber, Vinx

in 2003
Lucky Peterson, Branford Marsalis, Scott Henderson Blues Band, David Sanchez, Maceo Parker, Laco Deczi, Hiram Bullock, Fred Wesley, Chris Potter, Erik Truffaz Quartet, Richard Bona, Mike Stern

in 2004
Billy Cobham & Culture Mix, Maceo Parker, Al Di Meola World Sinfonia, Dave Weckl Band, John Scofield Band, Dave Fiuczynski Screaming Headless Torsos, Laco Deczi & Cellula New York, Hiram Bullock Group, Manu Katché Tendances, Incognito, Mike Stern Band, Esbjörn Svensson Trio

in 2005
Malia, Steve Khan Trio, Scott Henderson Blues Band, Walter Fishbacher Trio, Bill Evans Band, Erik Truffaz Ladyland Quartet, Pat Metheny Group, David Sanchez Group, Hiram Bullock Group, Bill Stewart Trio, Charlie Hunter Trio, Maceo Parker, Kaltenecker Trio, Nils Landgren Funk Unit, John Scofield Trio, Richard Bona Group

in 2006
E.S.T., Frank Gambale Natural High Trio, Mino Cinelu & The Flame And Co Trio, Viktoria Tolstoy, Mike Stern Group, Allan Holdsworth / Alan Pasqua Group, Dave Weckl Group, Papa Grows Funk, Eric Marienthal Band, Mark Egan Trio, Groove Collective, Kaltenecker Trio, Richard Bona Group, Madfinger, Matt Marshak, Meshell Ndegeocello, Ulf Wakenius, Biréli Lagrene Gipsy Project

in 2007
Headhunters, Scott Henderson Blues Band, Fred Wesley & JB´s, Michael Landau, Victor Bailey & Lenny White, Mike Stern Band, Victor Wooten, US3, Spyro Gyra, Richard Bona, Richard Galliano / Gary Burton, Marcus Miller, Kaltenecker Trio, Marc Ducret Trio, Maceo Parker, E.S.T.

in 2008
YellowJackets, Chris Minh Doky, Steve Smith & Vital Information, Allan Holdsworth Band, Michael Landau Group, Mike Stern Band, Maceo Parker, Stanley Clarke & Marcus Miller & Victor Wooten, Candy Dulfer, The Bad Plus, Al Jarreau, Anna Maria Jopek, Lee Ritenour, John Scofield & Piety Street Band

in 2009
Richard Bona-Steve Gadd-Sylvain Luc, Leni Stern , Steve Lukather, JOJO Mayer, Poogie Bell Band, Lenny White Present Tense, AMC Trio feat. Ulf Vakenius, George Duke Band, Richard Bona Group, Steve Gadd & Friends, Soul Jazz Orchestra, Joe Lovano feat. Esperanza Spalding, Anat Cohen Quartet, Tuck & Patti, Jana Koubková (65th anniversary)

in 2010
Courtney Pine, Scott Henderson, Oz Noy Trio, Bozzio/Holdsworth/Levin/Mastelotto, John Scofield, George Duke Band, Mike Stern Band, Bob Mintzer Quartet, Pat Metheny Group, JoJo Mayer & Nerve, Scott Kinsey Group, Dr Lonnie Smith Trio, Marcus Miller – TUTU Revisited, Michael Landau Group, Christian Scott, Mezzoforte

in 2011
Steve Lukather Band, Maceo Parker, Mike Stern Band, Dean Brown Trio, Richard Bona Group, Victor Wooten & JD Blair, Soft Machine, Jack DeJohnette Group, Kenny Garrett, Billy Cobham Band, Dan Berglund & Tonbruket, Cachet Fusion feat. Sonny Emory, Victor Bailey Group, Roy Haynes “Fountain Of Youth Band”, Yellowjackets, Jeff Lorber Fusion

in 2012
Alain Caron Group, Larry Graham Central Station, Magnus Öström, Oregon, Ernie Watts Quartet, Marcus Miller Band, Scott Henderson Trio, 3 Cohens, The Trio of OZ feat. Rachel Z & Omar Hakim — at AghaRTA Jazz Centrum, Prague

San Francisco California — Jon Hammond with super hero The Honorable Terence Hallinan on the occasion of Terence’s Birthday –

I bought a silver tuxedo just for this special occasion and played with my 5 piece band, many SF glitterati were in attendance including: Mayor Willie Brown, Nancy Pelosi and all of the Hallinan Family, great party! at Rasellas Jazz Club — with Terence Hallinan at Rasselas Jazz Club

Frankfurt Germany — Rolling my Hammond organ in to the Hotel Apollo at same time The Deutsche Bundespost man rolls in with the mail on Münchener Str. 44 – Jon Hammond

San Francisco California Fillmore Auditorium — Stanley Mouse the great psychedelic poster artist signing a poster for me – Jon Hammond at re-opening party for The Fillmore some years ago

Stanley George Miller (born October 10, 1940), better known as Mouse and Stanley Mouse, is an American artist, notable for his 1960s psychedelic rock concert poster designs and Grateful Dead album cover art.
Born in Fresno, California,Miller grew up in Detroit, Michigan. He was given the nickname Mouse as a ninth grader. He was expelled from Mackenzie High School in 1956 for mischievously repainting the facade at The Box, a popular restaurant across the street from Mackenzie.[2] Following his junior year at nearby Cooley High School, Mouse completed his formal education at Detroit’s Society of Arts and Crafts.
By 1958, Mouse had become fascinated by the Weirdo Hot Rod art movement that had begun in California a decade earlier. Having developed skills using an airbrush he began painting t-shirts at custom car shows. There he met and worked with Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, the leading exponent of Weirdo Hot Rod art. Mouse was also strongly influenced by the art of Rick Griffin, with whom he would later collaborate on posters and album covers. In 1959, Mouse and his family founded Mouse Studios, a mail-order company, which sold his products. In 1964, he was invited to help in the design of Monogram automobile model kits using the “monster” cartoon characters he had developed to compete with Roth’s “Rat Fink” character.
Psychedelic posters

In 1965. Mouse travelled to San Francisco, California with a group of art school friends. Settling initially in Oakland, Mouse met Alton Kelley. Kelley, a self-taught artist, had recently arrived from Virginia City, Nevada, where he had joined a group of hippies who called themselves the Red Dog Saloon gang. Upon arrival in San Francisco Kelley and other veterans of the gang renamed themselves The Family Dog, and began producing rock music dances. In 1966, when Chet Helms assumed leadership of the group and began promoting the dances at the Avalon Ballroom, Mouse and Kelley began working together to produce posters for the events. Later the pair also produced posters for promoter Bill Graham and for other events in the psychedelic community.
In 1967, Miller collaborated with artists Kelley, Rick Griffin, Victor Moscoso and Wes Wilson to create the Berkeley Bonaparte Distribution Agency.[3] Miller and Kelley also worked together as lead artists at Mouse Studios and The Monster Company – producing album cover art for the bands Journey and Grateful Dead. The Monster Company also developed a profitable line of hot rod memorabilia.
The psychedelic posters Mouse and Kelley produced were heavily influenced by Art Nouveau graphics, particularly the works of Alphonse Mucha and Edmund Joseph Sullivan. Material associated with psychedelics, such as Zig-Zag rolling papers, were also referenced. Producing posters advertising for such musical groups as Big Brother and the Holding Company, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and Grateful Dead led to meeting the musicians and making contacts that were later to prove fruitful.
Later career

Grateful Dead album cover.
In 1968, Helms and Graham began turning to other artists for their poster work, and Mouse’s career languished. After brief periods in London and Massachusetts, he moved to Toronto where he ran a Yorkville waterbed store called The Waterbed Gallery—with the walls featuring his artwork. Mouse returned to California to live in Marin County near Kelley. The pair resumed their partnership in 1971, producing commercial artwork related to the Grateful Dead and later Journey. The pair are credited with creating the skeleton and roses image that became the Grateful Dead’s archetypal iconography, and Journey’s wings and beetles that appeared on their album covers from 1977 to 1980. Mouse and Kelley continued to work together on rock memorabilia until 1980.
In 1989, Mouse illustrated the cover of The Grateful Dead Family Album, a photographic music reference book written by Jerilyn Lee Brandelius.
Mouse continued to produce album cover art and other music-related graphics through the 1980s. Early in the decade, he moved to New Mexico where he began producing fine art in a variety of media. In 1993, Mouse required a liver transplant, which the Grateful Dead raised money to pay for. In 1999, he contributed a portrait of Skip Spence to the tribute album, More Oar: A Tribute to the Skip Spence Album, being a collection of cover versions of songs by the co-founder of Moby Grape performed by such artists as Beck, Tom Waits and Robert Plant.

Mouse’s eyeball character as seen in the movie treatment “Excuse My Dust”, which he unsuccessfully tried to sell in 1998.
Stanley Mouse filled a lawsuit against the film Monsters Inc. in 2002, alleging that the characters of Mike and Sulley were based on drawings of Excuse My Dust had tried to sell to Hollywood in 1998.[4] A Disney spokeswoman responded that only the characters in Monsters, Inc were “developed independently by the Pixar and Walt Disney Pictures creative teams, and do not infringe on anyone’s copyrights”.[5]
Mouse now lives in Sonoma County, California where he continues to paint. Rockin’ Roses Gallery in Healdsburg, California features Stanley’s art along with other artists such as Grace Slick, Mickey Hart, Jerry Garcia, Bill and Adrianna Weber and Bob Siedemann. The gallery features the iconic rock posters of the sixties in San Francisco, creations of Mouse and Alton Kelley and also Mouse’s more recent works in oils.
Mouse, Stanley; Alton Kelley, Walter Madeiros (1992). Freehand: The Art of Stanley Mouse. Snow Lion Graphics/SLG Books — with Stanley Mouse at The Fillmore

Mountain View California — 2 of the 3 years’ laminates from when I played in The Shoreline Amphitheatre

– for Bill Graham Presents New Orleans by The Bay Food and Music Festival – Jon Hammond — at Shoreline Amphitheatre At Mountain View

Frankfurt Germany — Thomas Eich TecAmp / THC-Amplification and Jon Hammond

at Musikmesse Frankfurt

Frankfurt Germany — 3 Suzuki Hammond Peas In A Pod:
Jon Hammond, Howard Johnson (Hammond Suzuki UK), Bernie Capicchiano (Bernies Music Land Australia)

at Musikmesse Frankfurt

Frankfurt Germany — 3 Peas In a Pod: Heinz Lichius, Jon Hammond, Norbert Hilbich – Musikmesse Frankfurt

— at Musikmesse Frankfurt

San Francisco Intercontinental Hotel — Berklee College of Music Alum gathering with Jeanine Cowen, Stephen Croes, Peter Gordon, Dr. Lewis T. “Rusty” Williams, – Jon Hammond ’74 — with Jeanine Cowen

at InterContinental San Francisco

New York NY 48th Street Music Row — The Last CLOSEOUT at Manny’s of choice guitars when it was still Manny’s Music Store at 156 West 48th Street before it changed to Sam Ash – Jon Hammond

— at Manny’s Music

Osaka Japan — Port of Osaka Sunset – Jon Hammond

— at The Port of Osaka

Mountain View California — My own fully-stocked and Air Conditioned dressing room at Shoreline Amphitheater right next to Taj Mahal’s dressing room who I was opening for – thank you Bill Graham Presents Hospitality Team! Jon Hammond — with Jon Hammond Band, Jon Hammond Organ Group and Taj Mahal

at Shoreline Amphitheatre At Mountain View

Shoreline Amphitheatre, Bill Graham Presents, NDR Hamburg, Lee Oskar, Suzuki, Jon Hammond, Osaka, Sam Ash, Manny’s, Alex Accordions, B3 organ

Jon Hammond Trio returning to Smiley’s Schooner Saloon and Hotel in Bolinas CA

October 13, 2010

Jon Hammond Trio returning to Smiley’s Schooner Saloon and Hotel in Bolinas CA

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Start Date:  10/23/2010 Start Time:  9:00 PM
End Date:  10/24/2010 End Time:  1:00 AM

Event Description
Jon Hammond Trio returning to Smiley’s Schooner Saloon and Hotel in Bolinas CA with Bob Scott drums (from Dan Hicks, Willie Nelson) Jon Hammond at the Hammond organ and tenor saxophonist Dave Tidball.

Jon Hammond calls his music style “Swingin’ Funky Jazz and Blues” with some Bossa Novas, Ballads and Rock. Something for everybody, Jon’s slogan:


Jon Hammond Trio has played Bill Graham’s The Fillmore, Shoreline Amphitheatre, all over Europe, Moscow Russia: Asia, and Jon is the host of daily radio program HammondCast on KYOU Radio and his long running cable access TV show The Jon Hammond Show is now in it’s 27th year.

Jon says: “I have played all over the world, but I always look forward to returning to Smiley’s Schooner Saloon and Hotel in Bolinas!”

Smiley’s is the oldest continuously operating bar room in all of California since the Gold Rush days. The atmosphere is great and the people are friendly, c u there!

Location Information:
Bolinas – Smiley’s Schooner Saloon & Hotel  (View Map)
41 Wharf Rd
North Bay
Bolinas, CA 94924
Phone: (415) 868-1311
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Jon Hammond at the Hammond organ

Special thanks: Robert Holt, KCSM 91.1FM, KWMR West Marin Community Radio
Smiley’s Bolinas, Don Deane, Gold Rush, Hotel, Saloon, Jon Hammond Trio, XK-1, Fender Twin Reverb, Jazz, Funky, Blues, ASCAP Composer Publisher, Late Rent, Local 6 Musicians Union