Posts Tagged ‘Sound Soul Summit’

Hammond Organ NAMM Extravaganza to take place Friday January 23 2015 Center Stage 12 Noon All Star Band

January 17, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Hammond Organ NAMM Extravaganza to take place Friday January 23 2015 Center Stage 12 Noon All Star Band

Anaheim Convention Center — Hammond Organ NAMM Extravaganza to take place Friday January 23 2015 Center Stage 12 Noon All Star Band

Jon Hammond Funk Unit – featuring the incredible Dom Famularo drumming legend, from Tokyo Japan Koei Tanaka aka Suzuki Santa on harmonica,
tenor saxophonist Alex Budman, The Wild Man aka Berger-meister Joe Berger guitar, original member of Jon Hammond & The Late Rent Session Men:
Leslie J. Carter aka Chuggy Carter on percussion and Leader Jon Hammond at the Hammond Organ for a very special Lunch Set Showcase on the
NAMM Center Stage on Center Patio of Anaheim Convention Center by the excellent BBQ – special thanks to Bespeco Accessori (Musical Accessories) from Castelfidardo Italy, JJ Guitars of UK, Suzuki Musical Instruments, Sabian Cymbals, Sennheiser Discover True Sound, P.Mauriat Pmauriat Albest Saxophones, Bernies Music Land, Australian Music Association – as seen on MNN TV Channel 1 The Jon Hammond Show 31st Year Manhattan the Bronx and Streaming World Wide – Swinging Funky Jazz and Blues – member publisher ASCAP, Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM, Local 6 Musicians Union of San Francisco CA – Excelsior Accordions – HammondCast Radio and TV

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

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

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

Best of Sound Soul Summit – Head Phone – Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT – NAMM Show

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Head Phone – Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT

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

Youtube http://youtu.be/pKgU2J5EopE

Full High Def Youtube http://youtu.be/7TApELTO1XI

“Head Phone” Composed by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP – from Jon Hammond’s album “Late Rent” Ham-Berger-Friz Records

“Head Phone” – Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie of Jon’s Band Featuring Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Alex Budman, Joe Berger, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond Organ Group

Bandstand photograph of Bernard Purdie by Jon Hammond just before hitting ©JON HAMMOND International

JON HAMMOND RECEIVES NAMM AWARD

NAMM President CEO Joe Lamond Presents NAMM Believe in Music Award to Jon Hammond in NAMM Idea Center

photo Tony Arambarri – NAMM Historian Dan Del Fiorentino, Jon Hammond

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

Joe Berger photo Tony Arambarri

Dom Famularo Feature On Jon Hammond Band NAMM Show Power Funk Supreme Coverage HammondCast

Jon’s archive: https://archive.org/details/DomFamularoFeatureOnJonHammondBandNAMMShow1

On the Youtube http://youtu.be/0656E-IWDn8

Or on the Youtube http://youtu.be/4c9Hi8-bZ9k

(Higher Quality) Surprise! Bernard Purdie and Jon Hammond reprise “Pocket Funk” on NAMM Center Patio Stage: Koei Tanaka harmonica, Joe Berger guitar, Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond at the organ and Bernard Purdie on the fatback drums! Very special thanks to Dom Famularo (Sabian), Bespeco Accessori, Alex Mingmann Hsieh / P Mauriat HQ Pmauriat Albest saxophones, Suzuki Musical Instruments Instruments, JJ Guitars, The NAMM Show Organization – Greg Herreman Productions –
Bernard Purdie / Bernard “Pretty” Purdie / Koei Tanaka / 田中光栄 – fan site
http://www.jonhammondband.com “Pocket Funk” ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP Jon Hammond Band / Jon Hammond Organ Group

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

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

Very special performance on first ever Hammond night in Hilton Hotel Lobby at Winter NAMM 2013 presented by Hammond Suzuki USA “Sound Soul Summit”
“The Ultimate All-Star Jam” MC Scott May introduces Jon Hammond Band to play their theme song “Late Rent” after a very cool pre-show party Meet and Greet with a who’s who of Hammond organists.
Donny Baldwin drums (from Jefferson Starship & Lydia Pense & Cold Blood),
Alex Budman tenor saxophone
Joe Berger guitar
Jon Hammond New B-3 Portable organ
Sound mix by Denny Mack
Special thanks Hammond Suzuki USA and Suzuki Musical Instruments Team
NAMM = National Association of Music Merchants
http://www.jonhammondband.com

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

Youtube http://youtu.be/BOqqIxm_F30

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/58479347

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

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

Best of, Sound Soul Summit, Hammond Organs, Dom Famularo, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Jon Hammond, Joe Berger, Koei Tanaka, P.Mauriat, Pmauriat Albest, Saxophones, Sennheiser, Discover True Sound, ASCAP, Musicians Union, Local 802

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High Resolution Pics by Larry Gay of West Coast Live Jon Hammond

March 9, 2013

High Resolution NAMM Pictures by Larry Gay of West Coast Live Radio Program Jon Hammond

 Very special performance on first ever Hammond night in Hilton Hotel
Lobby at Winter NAMM 2013 presented by Hammond Suzuki USA “Sound Soul
Summit”
“The Ultimate All-Star Jam” MC Scott May introduces Jon Hammond Band to
play their theme song “Late Rent” after a very cool pre-show party Meet
and Greet with a who’s who of Hammond organists.
Donny Baldwin drums (from Jefferson Starship & Lydia Pense &
Cold Blood),
Alex Budman tenor saxophone
Joe Berger guitar
Jon Hammond New B-3 Portable organ
Sound mix by Denny Mack
Special thanks Hammond Suzuki USA and Suzuki Musical Instruments Team
NAMM = National Association of Music Merchants
http://www.jonhammondband.com

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

Youtube http://youtu.be/BOqqIxm_F30

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/58479347

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151334913932102.1073741826.558692101&type=1&l=c8b256bc96

Jesse Gay (Larry Gay’s son) Jon Hammond, Joe Berger

Jon Hammond with Joe Lamond NAMM President CEO

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: http://youtu.be/0C9HEsN5JGc
PMauriat NAMM Jam Sunday Blues Session Thanks to all the fine players who joined us on this fun session at P.Mauriat NAMM Stand in the final hours of the last day Sunday , we get the blues – like the end of summer camp, say goodbye until next year and hopefully we’ll see some of you in Frankfurt Musikmesse!

Tenor Saxophonist Juan Alzate

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

21:00UHR
– Jazzkeller-Hofheim –
Joe Berger guitar
Peter Klohmann tenor sax
Totó Giovanni Gulino schlagzeug
Jon Hammond orgel
Youtube http://youtu.be/4JtoWjSFow0

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jazzkeller Hofheim Jon Hammond Band Little Wing

http://archive.org/details/JazzkellerHofheimJonHammondBandLittleWing

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 http://www.accordionradio.com

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond unveiling Sk1

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http://archive.org/details/JonHammondJonHammondFirstRoadTestSk1PocketFunk

Jon Hammond – Arriving for gig Jazzkeller Hofheim
Youtube http://youtu.be/vp7pNTp6seo
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

Jon Hammond and Tachi Waichiro Tachikawa Suzuki Musical Inst. Mfg. Co., Ltd.

Jon Hammond and Joe Berger will be appearing at Winter NAMM daily, and also in the night

Hoai Phuong Nguyen alto

Willie Bradley trumpet

Thanks to all the fine players who joined us on this fun session at P.Mauriat NAMM Stand in the final hours of the last day Sunday , we get the blues – like the end of summer camp, say goodbye until next year and hopefully we’ll see some of you in Frankfurt Musikmesse! Jon Hammond at the Sk1 organ with great players Greg Osby alto, Juan Alzate tenor, Willie Bradley trumpet, Jason Palmer trumpet, Tim Green alto, Alejandro Chiabrando tenor and more – special thanks Alex Mingmann Hsieh, Yao Shake, Agnieszka Obrebska and all Team P.Mauriat, Jim Wischmeyer Bag End Powered Speakers – see you next year at NAMM 2014, go for the sound! Jon Hammond P.Mauriat Go For The Sound Sunday Blues Session Saxophones Trumpets Organ NAMM Jam Anaheim

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/pmauriat-namm-jam-sunday-blues-session-6521463

High Resolution Photos, Larry Gay, West Coast Live Radio Program, NAMM Show, son Jesse, Sk1 organ, B-3 Portable, Hilton Hotel, Sound Soul Summit, P.Mauriat, Saxophones, Trumpets. Local 802, Musicians Union

Jon Hammond Presents The NAMM Photographs of Larry Gay of the West Coast Live Radio Program ©2013

March 6, 2013

Jon Hammond Presents The NAMM Photographs of Larry Gay of the West Coast Live Radio Program ©2013 – *Note: Folks if you use any of these photos make sure to give the photo credit and where you got it from or you will hear from me sure as the sun rises – thanks very much, enjoy, Larry Gay is an awesome photographer / artiste and it was a really fantastic NAMM Show – enjoy these images,

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Jon Hammond
http://www.HammondCast.com/

Jon Hammond getting all the way down with the very fine saxophone and trumpet players in P Mauriat HQ Saxophones and Trumpets Stand – Winter NAMM 2013 – great photo shot by Larry Gay of the West Coast Live Radio Program
Youtube http://youtu.be/HefVEehpg30
Thanks to all the fine players who joined us on this fun session at P.Mauriat NAMM Stand in the final hours of the last day Sunday , we get the blues – like the end of summer camp, say goodbye until next year and hopefully we’ll see some of you in Frankfurt Musikmesse! Jon Hammond at the Sk1 organ with great players Greg Osby alto, Juan Alzate tenor, Willie Bradley trumpet, Jason Palmer trumpet, Tim Green alto, and more – special thanks Alex Mingmann Hsieh, Yao Shake, Agnieszka Obrebska and all Team P.Mauriat, Jim Wischmeyer Bag End Powered Speakers – see you next year at NAMM 2014, go for the sound!

Jon Hammond — at The NAMM Show

Hoai Phuong Nguyen getting down on the alto at Sunday Blues Session in P Mauriat HQ Saxophones and Trumpets Stand

– Winter NAMM 2013 – great photo by Larry Gay of the West Coast Radio Program – Jon Hammond
Youtube http://youtu.be/0C9HEsN5JGc — with Hoai Phuong Nguyen at The NAMM Show

Great photo of my friend Hoai Phuong Nguyen getting down on alto saxophone at P.Mauriat Sunday Blues Jam with Jon Hammond, sounding really super Phuong! – JH Youtube http://youtu.be/0C9HEsN5JGc

477 views *Photo by Larry Gay of the West Coast Live Radio Program
Spontaneous NAMM Jam Session at P.Mauriat Saxophones and Trumpets stand with some great players – Jon Hammond — with Hoai Phuong Nguyen at The NAMM show at the Anaheim Convention Center

Ted Stilles
Montclair High School

Ethan Khan

Alejandro Chiabrando
Works at P.Mauriat

Gabrielle Carlucci
Conceptual and Portraiture Artist/Missionary at Graphite Artist

Hoai Phuong Nguyen
Brigham Young University

Henry Zambrano R
Genova, Italy

Eeva Bui

Phuong Ploof
Colchester, Vermont

Ann Tran
Arlington, Texas

Vinny Nguyen
Finance at HealthPartners

Vivian Dao
Works at Mass General Hospital

Dave Wilbur
Musician at Self Employed and Loving It!

Cao Minh Kim Qui
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Khanh Tran

Quoc Bao
Kansas City, Missouri

Thanh Lam
Turku, Finland

Ha Nguyen
Baltimore, Maryland

Meggie Chung
Huntington Beach, California

Lưu Hiền Đức
Seattle, Washington

Timothy Nguyen
Onwer/Manager at Global Travel & Services in OC

Bao Ngoc Jade Dinh
Bordeaux, France

Trong Tran

Kiều Sax
Da Nang, Vietnam

Ta Trung Duc
Học Viện Âm Nhạc Quốc Gia Việt Nam

Trúc Lâm Tử Sơn

Oanh To

Xuan Hieu Sax
Quân đội

Linh Trinh Tung
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Bich Van Dang

Hoang Thanh Phuongv
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Phuong Xuan Nguyen
Salt Lake City, Utah

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Tu Kb
Beaverton, Oregon

Kimyen Nguyen

Hoai-phuong Nguyen

Trang Linh
Đại Học Tài Nguyên và Môi Trường TPHCM

Kim Oanh Thi
Gjøvik, Norway

Ulrich Vormehr
Frankfurt, Germany

Vincent Nguyen
Las Vegas, Nevada

Rebecca Nguyễn
Works at Nhà Trắng

Bao Coc
Florida Atlantic University

Tine Ytredal
Mommy at My Kids

Trung Sừng
Works at Công ty TNHH Bảo Hiểm Nhân Thọ AIA Việt Nam

Trường Lâm Nguyễn
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Tran Hong Tham
Turku, Finland

Sandra Do

John Lee
Toronto, Ontario

Kim Tran

Dan Tran

My Béo
Học viện âm nhạc quốc gia Hà Nội

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Truong Le Anh Tuyen
Boston, Massachusetts

Thuy-Tien Giap

Triet M Nguyen

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Linh Vo
Co Owner at Self Employed and Loving It!

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North Kansas City, Missouri

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Khanh Nguyen
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Phúc Sax
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Bao Tran
Westminster, California

Nam Nguyen

XuanMai Le
Cold Case Files at Social sercurity administration

Annaphuong Nguyen
Cao dang su pham

Jesse Gay, Jon Hammond, Joe Berger at Winter NAMM 2013 Anaheim California — photo by Jesse’s Dad Larry Gay of West Coast Live Show – Jesse is a musician / producer and Founder of Stagedive – check it out for live streaming concerts and band videos, highly recommended – JH
http://www.stagedive.com/jonhammondband/videos/808/NAMM-Hammond-Summit-Show-Late-Rent-Jon-Hammond-Band-in-Hilton-Anaheim

— with Jesse Gay and Joe Berger at The NAMM show at the Anaheim Convention Center

Kazuhiko Nakamura

Works at 青森大学

Henry Zambrano R

Genova, Italy

Joe Berger

King at Self employed

Ted Stilles

Montclair High School

Hoai Phuong Nguyen

Brigham Young University

Jesse Gay

Reed College

Alejandro Chiabrando

Works at P.Mauriat

Agnieszka Obrebska

Works at P. Mauriat Musical Instruments

Jamey Ahn

Seoul, Korea

Paul Mouradjian
Ulrich Vormehr

Frankfurt, Germany

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Partner at Impact Capital Partners

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Frog Design

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Founder at Nude Photo Music

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Evan Gay
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Licensed Massage Therapist at Self Employed Business Owner

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P.Mauriat Go For The Sound Sunday Blues Session NAMM Show *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: PMauriat NAMM Jam Sunday Blues Session Thanks to all the fine players who joined us on this fun session at P.Mauriat NAMM Stand in the final hours of the last day Sunday , we get the blues – like the end of summer camp, say goodbye until next year and hopefully we’ll see some of you in Frankfurt Musikmesse! > Jon Hammond at the Sk1 organ with great players Greg Osby alto, Juan Alzate tenor, Willie Bradley trumpet, Jason Palmer trumpet, Tim Green alto, Alejandro Chiabrando tenor and more – special thanks Alex Mingmann Hsieh, Yao Shake, Agnieszka Obrebska and all Team P.Mauriat, Jim Wischmeyer Bag End Powered Speakers – see you next year at NAMM 2014, go for the sound! Jon Hammond http://archive.org/details/JonHammondPMauriatNAMMJamSundayBluesSession/ < Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/pmauriat-namm-jam-sunday-blues-session-6521463

Youtube http://youtu.be/HefVEehpg30 P.Mauriat, Go For The Sound, Sunday Blues Session, Saxophones, Trumpets, Organ, NAMM Jam, Anaheim *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: The Sound The Soul The Summit Ultimate Hammond All-Star Jam Jon Hammond and Dr. Lonnie Smith at Winter NAMM 2013 new slogan “The Sound, The Soul, The One” and a “neo-retro” look – forego the imposters and say “Make Mine Hammond” http://archive.org/details/JonHammondTheSoundTheSoulTheSummitUltimateHammondAll-StarJam/ Kicking it off in the Hilton Anaheim Lobby at Winter NAMM 2013 on the first ever Hammond Organ night – Introduced by Master of Ceremonies Scott May: Dr. Lonnie Smith, Chester Thompson, Larry Goldings with Jay Dittamo drums, Jack Maher guitar – mix by Denny Mack. Jon Hammond Band playing “Late Rent” theme song of The Jon Hammond Show TV program. On Jon’s band: Donny Baldwin drums (from Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, Jefferson Starship), Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the New B3 Portable Organ. http://www.HammondCast.com Special thanks Hammond Suzuki USA, Peter Nguyen, NAMM and Hilton Hotel Anaheim Peter Nguyen and Jon Hammond Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/the-sound-the-soul-the-summit-ultimate-hammond-all-star-jam-6520933

Youtube http://youtu.be/IQakXA_czpc Photo of Doctor Lonnie Smith at the Hammond Sk2 by Jon Hammond Denny Mack and Scott May – photo: Jon Hammond Chester Thompson flanked by Jon Hammond and Scott May Power Shot L to R: Masato Tomie, Jon Hammond, Scott May, Yu Beniya, Masuo Terada Power Shot L to R: Jon Hammond, Masuo Terada, Shuji Suzuki Drummer Jay Dittamo speaking with Dr. Lonnie Smith on the bandstand, while Leo Stillo checks messages by the console Chester Thompson, Doc Lonnie, Jay Dittamo in action – Jon Hammond Jim Wischmeyer Bag End Speakers and Jon Hammond > *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Jam at P.Mauriat Stand with Jon Hammond at the organ and horns Spontaneous NAMM Jam Session at P.Mauriat Saxophones and Trumpets stand with some great players – Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ with many great players including Hoai Phuong Nguyen, Alejandro Chiabrando, Juan Alzate, Keyan Williams, Tim Green, Willie Bradley, Jason Palmer, Eddie Baccus Jr., Adam MacBlane – sorry if I missed anybody folks! JH – Special thanks to Alex Mingmann Hsieh, Agnieszka Obrebska – P.Mauriat, Jim Wischmeyer Bag End Speakers http://bagend.com Hammond Suzuki USA and the very kind NAMM Sound Police – see you next year 2014 NAMM and Frankfurt Musikmesse – JH http://www.HammondCast.com P.Mauriat http://www.pmauriatmusic.com http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMJamatP.MauriatStandwithJonHammondattheorganandhorns Yao Shake (謝瑤) and Jon Hammond Hoai Phuong Nguyen (Hoai Phuong)and Jon Hammond Youtube http://youtu.be/0C9HEsN5JGc Saxsbigfan 14 hours ago wow… so excellent performance !!  Go! Go! Go! Go for the sound! Reply · Tsai Susan 14 hours ago It was so exciting to see your play at the NAMM with P Mauriat artists. The live performance was thrilled and joyful. Thank you, Jon. Without you, the NAMM would be less fun! Reply · A MH 14 hours ago Definitely, Jon deserves to have a big hugs and applauses…,whatsoever.. Jon’s LIVE performance at PM’s booth before ending NAMM ,which has been sparked a great highlights and memories to everybody, although ,it’s only a whirlwind of 30 minutes jam sessions, but that’s one of our historic treasure ,also to NAMM. We feel proudly to say “thanks you, Jon! those music makes people crazy and joyful time until the last minutes at NAMM, Jan. 27.2013 Go for the sound!! see you in 2014 Reply · A MH 14 hours ago Definitely, Jon deserves to have a big hugs and applauses…,whatsoever.. Jon’s LIVE performance at PM’s booth before ending NAMM ,which has been sparked a great highlights and memories to everybody, although ,it’s only a whirlwind of 30 minutes jam sessions, but that’s one of our historic treasure ,also to NAMM. We feel proudly to say “thanks you, Jon! those music makes people crazy and joyful time until the last minutes at NAMM, Jan. 27.2013 Go for the sound!! Reply · Tsai Susan 14 hours ago I was so excited to see your play at the NAMM with P Mauriat artists. It was live and thrilled. Thank you, Jon. Without you, the NAMM will be less fun! Agnieszka Obrebska Thank you Jon. It was an amazing pleasure for all of us from PM and our visitors and artists to host you and listen to your music at P. Mauriat booth. Hope you had a good time with us as well! Take care and see you soon somewhere around the world! Hoai Phuong Nguyen Oh Thank you Jon Hammond so much for tagging me this video. I had a great time. Can’t wait till next time to play with you again. Alex Mingmann Hsieh Jon Hammond is NAMM’s treasure, let us go ahead to celebrate big year with big show in the upcoming FMS, 2013 14 hours ago · Hoai Phuong Nguyen Thank you Mr. Hsieh for letting us try those saxophones out. 14 hours ago · Alex Mingmann Hsieh you are most welcome!! go for the sound!!see you at NAMM,2014 Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/namm-jam-at-p-mauriat-stand-with-jon-hammond-at-the-organ-and-horns-6518179

With Greg Osby, Juan Alzate, Jon Hammond and Alejandro Chiabrando at Anaheim Convention Center Jon Hammond’s setup with Hammond Sk1 organ and Bag End Powered Speakers

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

West Coast Live, Radio Program, NAMM Show, Larry Gay, Photographer, P.Mauriat, Saxophones, Sunday Blues Jam, Sk1, Organ, Jon Hammond, TV Show, Trumpets, Sound Soul Summit

The NAMM Photographs by Lawrence Gay of Hammond Summit HammondCast

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

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

Very special performance on first ever Hammond night in Hilton Hotel Lobby at Winter NAMM 2013 presented by Hammond Suzuki USA “Sound Soul Summit”
“The Ultimate All-Star Jam” MC Scott May introduces Jon Hammond Band to play their theme song “Late Rent” after a very cool pre-show party Meet and Greet with a who’s who of Hammond organists.
Donny Baldwin drums (from Jefferson Starship & Lydia Pense & Cold Blood),
Alex Budman tenor saxophone
Joe Berger guitar
Jon Hammond New B-3 Portable organ
Sound mix by Denny Mack
Special thanks Hammond Suzuki USA and Suzuki Musical Instruments Team
NAMM = National Association of Music Merchants
http://www.jonhammondband.com

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

Youtube http://youtu.be/BOqqIxm_F30

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/58479347

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

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

Jon Hammond on bandstand – photo by Lawrence Gay

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

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

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: PMauriat NAMM Jam Sunday Blues Session

Thanks to all the fine players who joined us on this fun session at P.Mauriat NAMM Stand in the final hours of the last day Sunday , we get the blues – like the end of summer camp, say goodbye until next year and hopefully we’ll see some of you in Frankfurt Musikmesse!

Sound Soul Summit NAMM Jam

February 27, 2013

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: The Sound The Soul The Summit Ultimate Hammond All-Star Jam Jon Hammond and Dr. Lonnie Smith at Winter NAMM 2013 http://archive.org/details/JonHammondTheSoundTheSoulTheSummitUltimateHammondAll-StarJam/ Kicking it off in the Hilton Anaheim Lobby at Winter NAMM 2013 on the first ever Hammond Organ night – Introduced by Master of Ceremonies Scott May: Dr. Lonnie Smith, Chester Thompson, Larry Goldings with Jay Dittamo drums, Jack Maher guitar – mix by Denny Mack. Jon Hammond Band playing “Late Rent” theme song of The Jon Hammond Show TV program. On Jon’s band: Donny Baldwin drums (from Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, Jefferson Starship), Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the New B3 Portable Organ. http://www.HammondCast.com Special thanks Hammond Suzuki USA, Peter Nguyen, NAMM and Hilton Hotel Anaheim Peter Nguyen and Jon Hammond Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/the-sound-the-soul-the-summit-ultimate-hammond-all-star-jam-6520933

Youtube http://youtu.be/IQakXA_czpc Photo of Doctor Lonnie Smith at the Hammond Sk2 by Jon Hammond Denny Mack and Scott May – photo: Jon Hammond Chester Thompson flanked by Jon Hammond and Scott May Power Shot L to R: Masato Tomie, Jon Hammond, Scott May, Yu Beniya, Masuo Terada Power Shot L to R: Jon Hammond, Masuo Terada, Shuji Suzuki Drummer Jay Dittamo speaking with Dr. Lonnie Smith on the bandstand, while Leo Stillo checks messages by the console Chester Thompson, Doc Lonnie, Jay Dittamo in action – Jon Hammond

Justice For Jazz Artists: Pay. Pension. Protection. Process.
Now’s The Time!
Mike Camoia (tenor saxophonist) and Rudy Lawless (drums) – Jon Hammond
http://justiceforjazzartists.org/ at Local 802 – Associated Musicians of Greater New York Club Room, excellent! JH — at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM

Jim Wischmeyer Bag End Speakers and Jon Hammond *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Jam at P.Mauriat Stand with Jon Hammond at the organ and horns Spontaneous NAMM Jam Session at P.Mauriat Saxophones and Trumpets stand with some great players – Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ with many great players including Hoai Phuong Nguyen, Alejandro Chiabrando, Juan Alzate, Keyan Williams, Tim Green, Willie Bradley, Jason Palmer, Eddie Baccus Jr., Adam MacBlane – sorry if I missed anybody folks! JH – Special thanks to Alex Mingmann Hsieh, Agnieszka Obrebska – P.Mauriat, Jim Wischmeyer Bag End Speakers http://bagend.com Hammond Suzuki USA and the very kind NAMM Sound Police – see you next year 2014 NAMM and Frankfurt Musikmesse – JH http://www.HammondCast.com P.Mauriat http://www.pmauriatmusic.com http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMJamatP.MauriatStandwithJonHammondattheorganandhorns Yao Shake (謝瑤) and Jon Hammond Hoai Phuong Nguyen (Hoai Phuong)and Jon Hammond Youtube http://youtu.be/0C9HEsN5JGc Saxsbigfan 14 hours ago wow… so excellent performance !!  Go! Go! Go! Go for the sound! Reply · Tsai Susan 14 hours ago It was so exciting to see your play at the NAMM with P Mauriat artists. The live performance was thrilled and joyful. Thank you, Jon. Without you, the NAMM would be less fun! Reply · A MH 14 hours ago Definitely, Jon deserves to have a big hugs and applauses…,whatsoever.. Jon’s LIVE performance at PM’s booth before ending NAMM ,which has been sparked a great highlights and memories to everybody, although ,it’s only a whirlwind of 30 minutes jam sessions, but that’s one of our historic treasure ,also to NAMM. We feel proudly to say “thanks you, Jon! those music makes people crazy and joyful time until the last minutes at NAMM, Jan. 27.2013 Go for the sound!! see you in 2014 Reply · A MH 14 hours ago Definitely, Jon deserves to have a big hugs and applauses…,whatsoever.. Jon’s LIVE performance at PM’s booth before ending NAMM ,which has been sparked a great highlights and memories to everybody, although ,it’s only a whirlwind of 30 minutes jam sessions, but that’s one of our historic treasure ,also to NAMM. We feel proudly to say “thanks you, Jon! those music makes people crazy and joyful time until the last minutes at NAMM, Jan. 27.2013 Go for the sound!! Reply · Tsai Susan 14 hours ago I was so excited to see your play at the NAMM with P Mauriat artists. It was live and thrilled. Thank you, Jon. Without you, the NAMM will be less fun! Agnieszka Obrebska Thank you Jon. It was an amazing pleasure for all of us from PM and our visitors and artists to host you and listen to your music at P. Mauriat booth. Hope you had a good time with us as well! Take care and see you soon somewhere around the world! Hoai Phuong Nguyen Oh Thank you Jon Hammond so much for tagging me this video. I had a great time. Can’t wait till next time to play with you again. Alex Mingmann Hsieh Jon Hammond is NAMM’s treasure, let us go ahead to celebrate big year with big show in the upcoming FMS, 2013 14 hours ago · Hoai Phuong Nguyen Thank you Mr. Hsieh for letting us try those saxophones out. 14 hours ago · Alex Mingmann Hsieh you are most welcome!! go for the sound!!see you at NAMM,2014 Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/namm-jam-at-p-mauriat-stand-with-jon-hammond-at-the-organ-and-horns-6518179

Duo Session last night with great Richard Clements piano Jon Hammond at Organ 802 bandstand Like magic every time – Richard Clements and Jon Hammond last night Rudy Lawless (drums) and Jon Hammond Bob Cunningham bass and Rich on congas Mike Camoia tenor sax and Bob Cunningham bass Rich on congas and Greg Bandy drums Jon Hammond at 802 bandstand *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Joe Franklin Jon Hammond Movie http://archive.org/details/Jon_Hammond_Show_Podcast_HammondCast_wJOE_FRANKLIN Manhattan by Night — Apple Store Fifth Avenue, the 24 hour store that never sleeps in the City that never sleeps – photo by the organ player that never sleeps – Jon Hammond *cleaning the computers, from all the people touching them with their germ fingers all day long – must be disinfected, especially with Flu Epidemic in progress! – JH — at Apple Store – Fifth Avenue Manhattan by Night — Apple Store Fifth Avenue – Jon Hammond http://www.apple.com/retail/fifthavenue/ Apple Store Fifth Avenue 767 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10153 Store hours: 24/7, 365 days a year Today, January 13, 2013 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Getting Started with a Mac Got a new Mac? Thinking about getting one? Learn how easy it is to use a Mac at this workshop. We’ll show you the basics of setting up your… Read more Workshop is full1 1:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Getting Started with iCloud iCloud is a service from Apple that stores your music, photos, apps, and documents—and then wirelessly pushes them to all your devices so yo… Read more Workshop is full1 2:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Daily Productivity At this workshop, we’ll show you how to get and stay organized every day using built-in applications on your Mac. Learn how easy it is to ma… Read more Workshop is full 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Getting Started with iPad See why iPad is the best way to surf the web, check emails, read books and more. Discover iOS 6, the foundation of iPad, with its easy-to-us… Read more Workshop is full2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Going Further with iPad You’ve mastered the basics of iPad and you’re ready for more. Hear about some of the top features of iOS 6, as well as the benefits of using… Read more Workshop is full3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Getting Started with iMovie for Mac With iMovie on a Mac, you can turn your home videos into your all-time favorite films. At this workshop, we’ll show you the basics of import… Read more Workshop is full — at Apple Store – Fifth Avenue The Mannequin on the Right in image 1 is trying to copy Jon Hammond’s original tailor made jacket, made for me by my friend William Hu the famous Designer Tailor in Shanghai – image 2, Hammond wearing jacket with Bonnie – cool jacket! Manhattan by Night — Louis Vuitton Store Window du jour – Jon Hammond Louis’ Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/louis-vuitton-new-york-2 and relaxation wear are made with soft, luxurious… read more » 44 reviews for Louis Vuitton

Atlanta GA — Army Blues “Pershing’s Own” with Wycliffe Gordon – incredible smokin’ concert last night at 4th Annual JEN Jazz Education Network Conference 2013 – Jon Hammond — with Wycliffe Gordon at Hyatt Regency Atlanta 2 of my favorite musician Bob’s: Bassist Bob Cranshaw and tenor saxophonist Bob Mintzer in Atlanta GA at the 4th annual JEN Jazz Education Network Conference – Jon Hammond Jon Hammond and Frank Alkyer at the very prestigious DownBeat Magazine Stand at 4th annual JEN Jazz Education Network Conference – Atlanta GA http://www.namm.org/nammu/presenters/frank-alkyer Frank Alkyer is the publisher of DownBeat, Music Inc. and UpBeat Daily magazines–all produced by Maher Publications, a family-owned company based in Elmhurst, Ill. He joined the company as editorial director in 1989 and he was named associate publisher in 1992 and publisher in 2003. Alkyer began his career as a newspaper reporter. In the early 1980s, he served as statehouse reporter for the Youngstown Vindicator in Youngstown, Ohio. He then served as a general assignment reporter for the Jersey Journal in Jersey City, New Jersey, where he covered everything from police and city hall to entertainment and business. He is a founding board member of Jazz Alliance International and the Jazz Education Network as well as an advisory board member of the Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz and the Litchfield Jazz Festival. He is also a member of American Society of Business Publication Editors. He has proudly hosted Best In Show at NAMM since its inception in 2005. Alkyer lives in the Chicago area with his wife and daughter. Every now and again, he still finds time to go into the basement and play a little guitar. He plans to get really good when he retires in about 30 years and has more time. Teruo Goto Works at Dirty old Musician Elizabeth Levy Works at 3rd satellite from our Sun Joe Berger King at Self employed Gale Nudelman Works at Gap Lori Helfand The Ohio State University Andrew Hadro Musician at Freelance Gary Burton Entertainment at ABC News Radio Dalya Azaria Katherine White The Ohio State University Pete Gamber Educational Rep Southern California at Music & Arts Sue Neely Hagedorn Albion College Mark J Williamson Owner/ President at Williamson Music Co. John Hasse Curator of American Music at Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History Tom Olsen Marietta, Georgia Yoichiro Hamahara 代表取締役 at 株式会社エス・ディ・アイ Shari Giddens Helmer Hod HaSharon Katie Maher Once upon a time at Maher Publications aka Down Beat The great Brazilian bassist Nilson Matta thanking the owner of the beautiful seasoned acoustic bass, before playing the hell out of it “Samba Meets Jazz!” at 4th annual JEN Jazz Education Network Conference – Atlanta GA http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nilson_Matta Nilson Matta is a premier Brazilian bassist and composer. He has been based in New York City since 1985. He is also known for his work with Trio Da Paz, Don Pullen African Brazilian Connection, Joe Henderson, Yo Yo Ma and Nilson Matta’s Brazilian Voyage. Nilson’s latest project, called Nilson Matta’s Brazilian Voyage, is an exciting group playing many of Matta’s original songs mixed with Brazilian standards. For this album, Nilson called Harry Allen, Anne Drummond, Klaus Mueller, Ze Mauricio and Mauricio Zotterelli into the studio. The album, produced by Nilson and Luisa Matta is dedicated to his native country of Brazil. It literally takes the listener on a “Brazilian Voyage” through the many regions of that country. Jon Hammond, bassist Bob Cranshaw, trumpeter Blake Martin at Local 802 Musicians Union stand at 4th annual JEN Jazz Education Network Conference – Bob Cranshaw’s career career spans the heyday of Blue Note Records to his recent involvement with the Musicians Union – known to many as long-time bassist on Sesame Street TV Show – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Cranshaw Melbourne R. “Bob” Cranshaw (born December 10, 1932, in Evanston, Illinois) is an American jazz bassist. His career spans the heyday of Blue Note Records to his recent involvement with the Musicians Union. He is perhaps best known for his long association with Sonny Rollins. Cranshaw has been in Rollins’s working band on and off for almost five decades

The Sound The Soul The Summit Ultimate Hammond All-Star Jam Jon’s Journal February 3 2013

February 3, 2013

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

Jon Hammond and Dr. Lonnie Smith at Winter NAMM 2013

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

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

Peter Nguyen and Jon Hammond

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

Youtube http://youtu.be/IQakXA_czpc

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

Denny Mack and Scott May – photo: Jon Hammond

Chester Thompson flanked by Jon Hammond and Scott May

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

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

Drummer Jay Dittamo speaking with Dr. Lonnie Smith on the bandstand, while Leo Stillo checks messages by the console

Chester Thompson, Doc Lonnie, Jay Dittamo in action – Jon Hammond

Jim Wischmeyer Bag End Speakers and Jon Hammond

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

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

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

Yao Shake (謝瑤) and Jon Hammond

Hoai Phuong Nguyen (Hoai Phuong)and Jon Hammond

Youtube http://youtu.be/0C9HEsN5JGc

Saxsbigfan 14 hours ago
wow… so excellent performance !!  Go! Go! Go! Go for the sound!
Reply ·

Tsai Susan 14 hours ago
It was so exciting to see your play at the NAMM with P Mauriat artists. The live performance was thrilled and joyful. Thank you, Jon. Without you, the NAMM would be less fun!
Reply ·

A MH 14 hours ago
Definitely, Jon deserves to have a big hugs and applauses…,whatsoever..
Jon’s LIVE performance at PM’s booth before ending NAMM ,which has been sparked a great highlights and memories to everybody, although ,it’s only a whirlwind of 30 minutes jam sessions, but that’s one of our historic treasure ,also to NAMM.
We feel proudly to say “thanks you, Jon! those music makes people crazy and joyful time until the last minutes at NAMM, Jan. 27.2013
Go for the sound!! see you in 2014
Reply ·

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Very special performance on first ever Hammond night in Hilton Hotel Lobby at Winter NAMM 2013 presented by Hammond Suzuki USA “Sound Soul Summit”
“The Ultimate All-Star Jam” MC Scott May introduces Jon Hammond Band to play their theme song “Late Rent” after a very cool pre-show party Meet and Greet with a who’s who of Hammond organists.
Donny Baldwin drums (from Jefferson Starship & Lydia Pense & Cold Blood),
Alex Budman tenor saxophone
Joe Berger guitar
Jon Hammond New B-3 Portable organ
Sound mix by Denny Mack
Special thanks Hammond Suzuki USA and Suzuki Musical Instruments Team
NAMM = National Association of Music Merchants
http://www.jonhammondband.com

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

Youtube http://youtu.be/BOqqIxm_F30

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

Sound Soul Summit, NAMM Jam, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Chester Thompson, Larry Goldings, Blues, Jazz, Organ, Jon Hammond, Hilton Hotel

Ed Koch Dies R.I.P. Jon’s Journal February 1 2013

February 1, 2013

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

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

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondMayorEDKOCHonHammondCastDiamondVisionNY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lou Colombo Band with Jon Hammond circa 1976

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

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

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

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

– JH — at Macworld iWorld – Moscone Center

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

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

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

Yao Shake (謝瑤) and Jon Hammond

Hoai Phuong Nguyen (Hoai Phuong)and Jon Hammond

Youtube http://youtu.be/0C9HEsN5JGc

Saxsbigfan 14 hours ago
wow… so excellent performance !!  Go! Go! Go! Go for the sound!
Reply ·

Tsai Susan 14 hours ago
It was so exciting to see your play at the NAMM with P Mauriat artists. The live performance was thrilled and joyful. Thank you, Jon. Without you, the NAMM would be less fun!
Reply ·

A MH 14 hours ago
Definitely, Jon deserves to have a big hugs and applauses…,whatsoever..
Jon’s LIVE performance at PM’s booth before ending NAMM ,which has been sparked a great highlights and memories to everybody, although ,it’s only a whirlwind of 30 minutes jam sessions, but that’s one of our historic treasure ,also to NAMM.
We feel proudly to say “thanks you, Jon! those music makes people crazy and joyful time until the last minutes at NAMM, Jan. 27.2013
Go for the sound!! see you in 2014
Reply ·

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Very special performance on first ever Hammond night in Hilton Hotel Lobby at Winter NAMM 2013 presented by Hammond Suzuki USA “Sound Soul Summit”
“The Ultimate All-Star Jam” MC Scott May introduces Jon Hammond Band to play their theme song “Late Rent” after a very cool pre-show party Meet and Greet with a who’s who of Hammond organists.
Donny Baldwin drums (from Jefferson Starship & Lydia Pense & Cold Blood),
Alex Budman tenor saxophone
Joe Berger guitar
Jon Hammond New B-3 Portable organ
Sound mix by Denny Mack
Special thanks Hammond Suzuki USA and Suzuki Musical Instruments Team
NAMM = National Association of Music Merchants
http://www.jonhammondband.com

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Milton John “Milt” Hinton (June 23, 1910 – December 19, 2000), “the dean of jazz bass players,” was an American jazz double bassist and photographer. He was nicknamed “The Judge”.
Birth name Milton John Hilton
Born June 23, 1910
Vicksburg, Mississippi, United States
Died December 19, 2000 (aged 90)
Queens, New York, United States
Genres Traditional Jazz. Swing, Pop Music
Occupations Double bassist, Photographer
Instruments Double bass
Years active 80 years
Labels Various
Associated acts Jabbo Smith, Zutty Singleton, Art Tatum, Eddie South, Cab Calloway, Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman, Clark Terry, Hank Jones, Branford Delfeayo Marsalis
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David “Panama” Francis (December 21, 1918, Miami, Florida – November 13, 2001, Orlando, Florida) was an American swing jazz drummer.
He began performing at the age of eight, and booked his first night club at the age of thirteen. His career took off after he moved to New York City in 1938. Early collaborations included Tab Smith, Billy Hick’s Sizzling Six, the Roy Eldridge Orchestra, and six years with Lucky Millinder’s Orchestra at Harlem’s Savoy Ballroom.
Panama Francis spent five years recording and touring with Cab Calloway. He also played with Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Ray Conniff, and Sy Oliver, becoming a highly successful studio drummer. He recorded with John Lee Hooker, Eubie Blake, Ella Fitzgerald, Illinois Jacquet, Ray Charles, Mahalia Jackson and Big Joe Turner. As rhythm and blues and rock and roll went mainstream Francis became even more sought after. He drummed on the Elvis Presley demos, and he is featured on hits by the Four Seasons (“Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Walk Like a Man”), the Platters (“Only You”, “The Great Pretender”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” and “My Prayer”), Bobby Darin (“Splish Splash”), Neil Sedaka (“Calendar Girl”), and Dion (“The Wanderer”).
He drummed on “Prisoner of Love” for James Brown, “What a Difference a Day Makes” for Dinah Washington, “Drown in My Own Tears” for Ray Charles, and “Jim Dandy” for LaVern Baker. Many music reference books indicate that he also played drums on Bill Haley & His Comets’ 1954 version of “Shake, Rattle and Roll”, but producer Milt Gabler denied this; Francis is also believed to have played drums for at least one other Haley recording session in the mid-1960s. In 1979, Panama Francis reestablished the Savoy Sultans touring, recording several Grammy-nominated albums, and keeping residence at New York’s prestigious Rainbow Room through the mid-1980s. He appeared in several films with Cab Calloway: Angel Heart, Lady Sings the Blues, The Learning Tree.[citation needed]
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Francis received a Pioneer Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation in 1993 and was also inducted into the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. His drum sticks are on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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Dr. William Henry “Bill” Cosby, Jr., Ed.D. (born July 12, 1937) is an American comedian, actor, author, television producer, educator, musician and activist. A veteran stand-up performer, he got his start at various clubs, then landed a starring role in the 1960s action show, I Spy. He later starred in his own sitcom, The Bill Cosby Show. He was one of the major characters on the children’s television series The Electric Company for its first two seasons, and created the educational cartoon comedy series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, about a group of young friends growing up in the city. Cosby has also acted in a number of films.
During the 1980s, Cosby produced and starred in one of the decade’s defining sitcoms, The Cosby Show, which aired eight seasons from 1984 to 1992. It was the number one show in America for five straight years (1985–89).[1] The sitcom highlighted the experiences and growth of an affluent African-American family. He also produced the spin-off sitcom A Different World, which became second to The Cosby Show in ratings. He starred in the sitcom Cosby from 1996 to 2000 and hosted Kids Say the Darndest Things for two seasons.
In 2002, scholar Molefi Kete Asante included him in his book, the 100 Greatest African Americans.[2]
In 1976, Cosby earned a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. For his doctoral research, he wrote a dissertation entitled, “An Integration of the Visual Media Via ‘Fat Albert And The Cosby Kids’ Into the Elementary School Curriculum as a Teaching Aid and Vehicle to Achieve Increased Learning”.
William Henry Cosby, Jr.
July 12, 1937 (age 75)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Occupation Actor, comedian, author, producer, musician, activist
Years active 1962–present
Notable work(s) I Spy
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
The Cosby Show
The Electric Company
Spouse(s) Camille Hanks (1964–present)
Children Erika, Erinn, Ensa, Evin, Ennis
Cosby was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is one of four sons born to Anna Pearl (née Hite), a maid, and William Henry Cosby, Sr., who served as a sailor in the U.S. Navy.[3][4] During much of his early childhood, Cosby’s father was away in the U.S. armed forces and spent several years fighting in World War II. As a student, he described himself as a class clown. Cosby was the captain of both the baseball team and the track and field team at Mary Channing Wister Public School in Philadelphia, as well as the class president.[5] Early on, though, teachers noted his propensity for clowning around rather than studying.[6] At Fitz Simmons Junior High, Cosby began acting in plays as well as continuing his devotion to playing sports.[7] He went on to Central High School, an academically challenging magnet school, but his full schedule of playing football, basketball, baseball, and running track made it hard for him.[7] In addition, Cosby was working before and after school, selling produce, shining shoes, and stocking shelves at a supermarket to help out the family.[7] He transferred to Germantown High School, but failed the tenth grade.[8] Instead of repeating, he got a job as an apprentice at a shoe repair shop, which he liked, but could not see himself doing the rest of his life.[7] Subsequently, he joined the Navy, serving at the Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, Naval Station Argentia, Newfoundland and at the Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland.[9]
While serving in the Navy as a Hospital Corpsman for four years, Cosby worked in physical therapy with some seriously injured Korean War casualties,[9] which helped him discover what was important to him. Then he immediately realized the need for an education, and finished his equivalency diploma via correspondence courses.[10] He then won a track and field scholarship to Philadelphia’s Temple University in 1961–62,[11] and studied physical education while running track and playing fullback on the football team. Cosby also joined the school’s chapter of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity.[citation needed]
As Cosby progressed through his undergraduate studies, he continued to hone his talent for humor, joking with fellow enlistees in the service and then with college friends. When he began bar tending at the Cellar, a club in Philadelphia, to earn money, he became fully aware of his ability to make people laugh. He worked his customers and saw his tips increase, then ventured onto the stage.[12]
Stand-up career

Cosby left Temple to pursue a career in comedy, though he would return to collegiate studies in the 1970s. He lined up gigs at clubs in Philadelphia and soon was off to New York City, where he appeared at The Gaslight Cafe starting in 1962.[7] He lined up dates in Chicago, Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., and elsewhere. He received national exposure on NBC’s The Tonight Show in the summer of 1963 which led to a recording contract with Warner Bros. Records, who released his debut LP Bill Cosby Is a Very Funny Fellow…Right!, the first of a series of popular comedy albums, in 1964.
While many comics were using the growing freedom of that decade to explore controversial, sometimes risqué, material, Cosby was making his reputation with humorous recollections of his childhood. Many Americans wondered about the absence of race as a topic in Cosby’s stories. As Cosby’s success grew he had to defend his choice of material regularly; as he argued, “A white person listens to my act and he laughs and he thinks, ‘Yeah, that’s the way I see it too.’ Okay. He’s white. I’m Negro. And we both see things the same way. That must mean that we are alike. Right? So I figure this way I’m doing as much for good race relations as the next guy.”[13]
Cosby remains an actively touring stand-up comedian, performing at theaters throughout the country.
Acting career

I Spy
In 1965, when he was cast alongside Robert Culp in the I Spy espionage adventure series, Cosby became the first African-American co-star in a dramatic television series, and NBC became the first to present a series so cast. At first Cosby and NBC executives were concerned that some affiliates might be unwilling to carry the series. At the beginning of the 1965 season four stations declined the show; they were in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama.[citation needed] Viewers were taken with the show’s exotic locales and the authentic chemistry between the stars, and it became one of the ratings hits of that television season. I Spy finished among the twenty most-watched shows that year, and Cosby would be honored with three consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
During the run of the series, Cosby continued to do stand-up comedy performances, and recorded a half-dozen record albums for Warners. He also began to dabble in singing, recording Silver Throat: Bill Cosby Sings in 1967, which provided him with a hit single with his recording of “Li’l Ole Man”.[citation needed] He would record several more musical albums into the early 1970s, but he continued to record primarily stand-up comedy work.
In June 1968 Billboard reported that Cosby had turned down a five-year, US$3.5 million contract renewal offer and would leave the label in August that year to record for his own record label.[14]
Tetragrammaton Records was a division of the Campbell, Silver, Cosby (CSC) Corporation, the Los Angeles based production company founded by Cosby, his manager Roy Silver, and filmmaker Bruce Post Campbell. It produced films as well as records, including Cosby’s television specials, the Fat Albert cartoon special and series and several motion pictures. CSC hired industry veteran Artie Mogull as President of the label and Tetragrammaton was fairly active during 1968–69 (its most successful signing was British heavy rock band Deep Purple) but it quickly went into the red and ceased trading during 1970.[15]
Fat Albert, The Bill Cosby Show, and the 1970s

Cosby in 1969
Cosby pursued a variety of additional television projects and appeared as a regular guest host on The Tonight Show and as the star of an annual special for NBC. He returned with another series in 1969, The Bill Cosby Show, a situation comedy that ran for two seasons. Cosby played a physical education teacher at a Los Angeles high school. While only a modest critical success, the show was a ratings hit, finishing eleventh in its first season. Cosby was lauded for using some previously unknown African-American performers such as Lillian Randolph, Moms Mabley, and Rex Ingram as characters. According to commentary on the Season 1 DVD’s for the show, Cosby was at odds with NBC over his refusal to include a laugh track in the show (he felt that viewers had the ability to find humor for themselves when watching a TV show). He was originally contracted with NBC to do the show for two seasons, and he believes the show was not renewed afterwards for that reason.
After The Bill Cosby Show left the air, Cosby returned to his education. He began graduate work at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, qualifying under a special program that allowed for the admission of students who had not completed their bachelor’s degrees, but who had had a significant impact on society and/or their communities through their careers.[citation needed] This professional interest led to his involvement in the PBS series The Electric Company, for which he recorded several segments teaching reading skills to young children.
In 1972, Cosby received an MA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was also back in prime time with a variety series, The New Bill Cosby Show. However, this time he met with poor ratings, and the show lasted only a season. More successful was a Saturday morning show, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, hosted by Cosby and based on his own childhood. That series ran from 1972 to 1979, and as The New Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids from 1979 to 1984.[citation needed] Some schools used the program as a teaching tool,[citation needed] and Cosby himself wrote a dissertation on it, “An Integration of the Visual Media Via ‘Fat Albert And The Cosby Kids’ Into the Elementary School Curriculum as a Teaching Aid and Vehicle to Achieve Increased Learning”, as partial fulfillment of obtaining his 1976 doctorate in education, also from the University of Massachusetts.[7][16] Subsequently, Temple University, where Cosby had begun but never finished his undergraduate studies, would grant him his bachelor’s degree on the basis of “life experience.”[citation needed]
Also during the 1970s, Cosby and other African-American actors, including Sidney Poitier, joined forces to make some successful comedy films that countered the violent “blaxploitation” films of the era. Uptown Saturday Night (1974) and Let’s Do It Again (1975) were generally praised, but much of Cosby’s film work has fallen flat. Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976) costarring Raquel Welch and Harvey Keitel; A Piece of the Action, with Poitier; and California Suite, a compilation of four Neil Simon plays, were all panned. In addition, Cos (1976) an hour-long variety show featuring puppets, sketches, and musical numbers, was canceled within the year. Cosby was also a regular on children’s public television programs starting in the 1970s, hosting the “Picture Pages” segments that lasted into the early 1980s.
The Cosby Show and the 1980s
Cosby’s greatest television success came in September 1984 with the debut of The Cosby Show. The program aired weekly on NBC and went on to become the highest ranking sitcom of all time. For Cosby, the new situation comedy was a response to the increasingly violent and vulgar fare the networks usually offered.[citation needed] Cosby is an advocate for humor that is family-oriented. He insisted on and received total creative control of the series, and he was involved in every aspect of the series. The show had parallels to Cosby’s actual family life: like the characters Cliff and Claire Huxtable, Cosby and his wife Camille were college educated, financially successful, and had five children. Essentially a throwback to the wholesome family situation comedy, The Cosby Show was unprecedented in its portrayal of an intelligent, affluent, African-American family.
Much of the material from the pilot and first season of The Cosby Show was taken from his video Bill Cosby: Himself, released in 1983. The series was an immediate success, debuting near the top of the ratings and staying there for most of its long run. The Cosby Show is one of only three American programs that have been #1 in the Nielsen ratings for at least five consecutive seasons, along with All in the Family and American Idol. People magazine called the show “revolutionary,”[citation needed] and Newsday concurred that it was a “real breakthrough.”[citation needed]
In 1987, Cosby attempted to return to film with the spy spoof Leonard Part 6. Although Cosby himself was producer and wrote the story, he realized during production that the film was not going to be what he wanted and publicly denounced it, warning audiences to stay away.[17]
See also: Bill Cosby in advertising
In the 1990s and 2000s

Cosby’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
After The Cosby Show went off the air in 1992, Cosby embarked on a number of other projects, including a revival of the classic Groucho Marx game show You Bet Your Life (1992–93) along with the TV-movie I Spy Returns (1994) and The Cosby Mysteries (1994). In the mid-1990s, he appeared as a detective in black-and-white film noir-themed commercials for Turner Classic Movies. He also made appearances in three more films, Ghost Dad (1990), The Meteor Man (1993); and Jack (1996); in addition to being interviewed in Spike Lee’s 4 Little Girls (1997), a documentary about the racist bombing of a Birmingham, Alabama, church in 1963.
Also in 1996, he started up a new show for CBS, Cosby, again co-starring Phylicia Rashād, his onscreen wife on The Cosby Show. Cosby co-produced the show for Carsey-Werner Productions. The show was based on the British program One Foot in the Grave.[citation needed] It centered on Cosby as Hilton Lucas, an iconoclastic senior citizen who tries to find a new job after being “downsized”, and in the meantime, gets on his wife’s nerves. Madeline Kahn costarred as Rashād’s goofy business partner. Cosby was hired by CBS to be the official “spokesman” for the WWJ-TV during an advertising campaign from 1995 to 1998. In addition, Cosby in 1998 became the host of Kids Say the Darndest Things. After four seasons, Cosby was canceled. The last episode aired April 28, 2000. Kids Say the Darndest Things was also canceled the same year. Cosby continued to work with CBS through a development deal and other projects.

Cosby volunteered his time and talent to promote causes such as the Partnership for a Drug Free America’s campaign to de-glamorize drugs, during the 1990s and beyond, writing the script and appearing in a PSA to discourage the use of illegal drugs by young people. Photo: going over the script with Partnership executive Ginna Marston (right) and a production assistant at Cosby’s studio in Astoria, Queens in the 1990s. Photo by Bobby Sheehan.
A series for preschoolers, Little Bill, made its debut on Nickelodeon in 1999. The network renewed the popular program in November 2000. In 2001, at an age when many give serious consideration to retirement, Cosby’s agenda included the publication of a new book, as well as delivering the commencement addresses at Morris Brown College, Ohio State University, and at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.[18] Also that year, he signed a deal with 20th Century Fox to develop a live-action feature film centering on the popular Fat Albert character from his 1970s cartoon series. Fat Albert was released in theaters in December 2004. In May 2007 he spoke at the Commencement of High Point University.
In the summer of 2009, Cosby hosted a comedy gala at Montreal’s Just for Laughs comedy festival, the world’s largest.
Socioeconomic views

Main article: Pound Cake speech
In May 2004 after receiving an award at the celebration of the 50th Anniversary commemoration of the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that outlawed school racial segregation, Cosby made public remarks critical of African Americans who put higher priorities on sports, fashion, and “acting hard” than on education, self-respect, and self-improvement, pleading for African-American families to educate their children on the many different aspects of American culture.
In the “Pound Cake” speech, Cosby, who holds a doctorate in education, asked that African-American parents teach their children better morals at a younger age. Cosby told the Washington Times, “Parenting needs to come to the forefront. If you need help and you don’t know how to parent, we want to be able to reach out and touch” (DeBose, Brian).[page needed] Richard Leiby of The Washington Post reported, “Bill Cosby was anything but politically correct in his remarks Monday night at a Constitution Hall bash commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision.”[19]
Cosby again came under sharp criticism and was again largely unapologetic for his stance when he made similar remarks during a speech in a July 1 meeting commemorating the anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. During that speech, he admonished apathetic blacks for not assisting or concerning themselves with the individuals who are involved with crime or have counter-productive aspirations. He further described those who needed attention as blacks who “had forgotten the sacrifices of those in the Civil Rights Movement.” [20] The speech was featured in the documentary 500 Years Later, which set the speech to cartoon visuals.[citation needed]
Georgetown University sociology professor Michael Eric Dyson wrote a book in 2005 entitled Is Bill Cosby Right or Is the Black Middle Class Out of Touch?[21] In the book, Dyson wrote that Cosby was overlooking larger social factors that reinforce poverty and associated crime; factors such as deteriorating schools, stagnating wages, dramatic shifts in the economy, offshoring and downsizing, chronic underemployment, and job and capital flight.[22] Dyson suggested Cosby’s comments “betray classist, elitist viewpoints rooted in generational warfare.”[21]
Cornel West defended Cosby and his remarks, saying, “he’s speaking out of great compassion and trying to get folk to get on the right track, ’cause we’ve got some brothers and sisters who are not doing the right things, just like in times in our own lives, we don’t do the right thing… He is trying to speak honestly and freely and lovingly, and I think that’s a very positive thing.”[23]
In a 2008 interview, Cosby mentioned Chicago (Illinois), Atlanta (Georgia), Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), Oakland (California), Detroit (Michigan) and Springfield (Massachusetts) among the cities where crime was high and young African-American men were being murdered and jailed in disproportionate numbers. Cosby stood his ground against criticism and affirmed that African-American parents were continuing to fail to inculcate proper standards of moral behavior.[24] Cosby still lectures to black communities (usually at churches) about his frustrations with certain problems prevalent in underprivileged urban communities such as taking part in illegal drugs, teenage pregnancy, Black Entertainment Television, high school dropouts, anti-intellectualism, gangsta rap, vulgarity, thievery, offensive clothing, vanity, parental alienation, single-parenting and failing to live up to the ideals of Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King, Jr. and the African-American ancestors that preceded Generation X.
Humanitarian causes

Cosby has become an active member of The Jazz Foundation of America.[25] Cosby became involved with the foundation in 2004. For several years, he has been a featured host for its annual benefit, A Great Night in Harlem, at the Apollo Theater in New York City.[26][27]
Personal life

Cosby met his future wife, Camille Olivia Hanks, while he was performing stand-up in Washington, D.C., in the early 1960s, and she was a student at the University of Maryland. They married on January 25, 1964, and had five children: daughters Erika Ranee (b. 1965), Erinn Chalene (b. 1966), Ensa Camille (b. 1973), and Evin Harrah (b. 1976), and son Ennis William (1969–1997). Their son Ennis was shot dead while changing a flat tire on the side of Interstate 405 in Los Angeles on January 16, 1997. Cosby maintains homes in Shelburne, Massachusetts, and Cheltenham, Pennsylvania.[28]
Bill Cosby has hosted the Los Angeles Playboy Jazz Festival since 1979. An avid musician, he’s best known as a jazz drummer although he can be seen playing bass guitar with Jerry Lewis and Sammy Davis, Jr. on Hugh Hefner’s 1970s talk show. His story “The Regular Way” was featured in Playboy’s December 1968 issue.[29]
Bill Cosby is an active alumnus supporter of his alma mater, Temple University, and in particular its men’s basketball team, whose games Cosby frequently attends.
Cosby is a devoted fan of the Philadelphia Eagles. In 2002, when the Eagles’ starting and backup quarterbacks were both injured, Cosby sent a letter to head coach Andy Reid, joking that he was ready to play if needed.[citation needed]
Cosby also attends many public events, such as the 100th Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden in New York on February 2, 2007. His love for track and field athletics has also been shown with his long time sponsorship, and on-track work with the Penn Relays. For many years, Cosby has been known to work the finish line at Franklin Field and congratulate athletes.
During the 2009 NFL Draft, he celebrated the draft with former Texas Longhorns wide receiver Quan Cosby as a means of support, though the two are not related.[30]
Lawsuits

In July 1997, Cosby testified that he made secret payments to Shawn Upshaw, a woman who had briefly been his lover in Las Vegas during the early 1970s. Upshaw later told Cosby that her daughter, Autumn Jackson, was his daughter, too, but he denied it. Cosby said he gave Upshaw a total of about $100,000 because he did not want her to publicly reveal the affair.[31] Twenty-two-year-old Autumn Jackson was sentenced to 26 months in jail for trying to extort $40 million from Cosby.[32]
In August 2006, Cosby settled a lawsuit against him by a Canadian woman who claimed he had attacked her in his Philadelphia home in 2004.[28][33] The woman claimed she had been sexually assaulted after being given pills when she had complained of feeling stressed. Cosby categorically denied the assertions.[34]
Awards and honors

1969: Received his third “Man of the Year” award from Harvard University’s performance group, the Hasty Pudding Theatricals
1998: Received the Kennedy Center Honor[35]
2002: The Presidential Medal of Freedom for his contributions to television
2003: The Bob Hope Humanitarian Award
2005: In a British poll to find The Comedian’s Comedian, he was voted among the top 50 comedy acts ever by fellow comedians and comedy insiders
2009: Presented with the 12th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
2011: Made an honorary Chief Petty Officer (Hospital Corpsman) in the United States Navy — with Panama Francis and 4 others at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music

Michael Guilford
Ohio University

Pascal Gallo

Winston Byrd
Endorser/Clinician at Cannonball Trumpets

Teruo Goto
Works at Dirty old Musician.

Paul Nowinski
Works at Freelance Musician

Thepoint Roger
University of Indianapolis

Massimo Casati

J.p. Gelinas
Music Publisher at Mind Smoke Music

Michael D Hinton
The COLLEGE of MUSICAL KNOWLEDGE

Panama Francis (drums) also in this image – JH
Folks, these are 2 great legends of Jazz who have passed sadly – on the left, Bobby Johnson the great trumpeter known for his work in the Erskine Hawkins Orchestra here with Earle Warren aka “Smiley” – Earle Ronald Warren featured saxophonist & vocalist with the Count Basie Band – on May 7, 1990 concert and awards ceremony in honor of Cab Calloway Day – R.I.P. Bobby Johnson & Earle Warren – Jon Hammond

Obituary: Earle Warren
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-earle-warren-1420948.html
STEVE VOCE TUESDAY 07 JUNE 1994
Earle Ronald Warren, alto and baritone saxophone player, clarinettist, vocalist, bandleader: born Springfield, Ohio 1 July 1914; died Springfield, Ohio 4 June 1994.
WHEN the Count Basie band were playing at the Paramount in New York, Earle Warren planned a flourish of showmanship to introduce his featured vocal ‘I Struck a Match in the Dark’. He would stand at the microphone in a completely darkened theatre and would strike a match which illuminated only his face. And then the lights would be turned up. ‘Earle was a good-looking guy and Basie figured that this introduction would set off all the little girls who thought of Earle as a matinee idol,’ said Buck Clayton. The scheme worked well the first time it was tried, but in the second house the band waited in the dark, the silence broken only by the frantic scratching by Warren as match after match failed to light. As the seconds dragged by the audience was completely bemused. It transpired that the drummer Jo Jones had carefully dampened Warren’s matches during the intermission.

Warren worked for the Basie band, on alto sax and as band singer, most of the time from 1937 to 1951. Lester Young (‘Prez’) handed out the nicknames in the band. The bright-eyed Clayton was ‘Cat Eye’, the round-faced Buddy Tate ‘Moon’, the lanky Dickie Wells ‘Bones’ and Earle Warren, whose embouchure made him look as though he was smiling while he was playing, became ‘Smiley’. Because of the fashion at the time the tenor players Lester Young and Herschel Evans took most of the saxophone solos. ‘I got all the bridges,’ recalled Warren. ‘Eight bars in the middle of everything.’

Warren became an outstanding lead alto player for Basie, heading a formidable saxophone section. He was bettered only in this role by Willie Smith, who played with the Jimmy Lunceford band. The two men shared a different problem. Both men were ‘black’, but each was so fair-skinned as to appear white. This caused them problems because, particularly in the Thirties, it was unheard of for a white man to play in a black band, and indeed there were occasions when such players had to wear black make-up. Their problem occasionally drew insults from their fellow-blacks.

When Basie was absent for any reason Warren, a responsible and intelligent man, took over the band and indeed on one occasion led it for a recording session under his own name on the Savoy label. Because he was more famous the company originally issued the records under Lester Young’s name.

Warren was in and out of the Basie band over the years, leading his own band from 1945 to 1947, and when he finally left Basie it was because of the illness of his wife. He joined the vocal group the Platters as its baritone sax player and later became manager of the show band led by Johnny Otis. He turned down offers from Artie Shaw, Woody Herman and Gene Krupa.

Over the years a nucleus of ex-Basie musicians stayed together, usually working under Buck Clayton’s name. Warren came to Britain with Clayton in 1959 and toured Europe with the trumpeter several times in later years. An extremely likeable man, he made many friends here. When Willie Smith became ill in 1986 Warren took his place in the ‘Jazz from a Swinging Era’ unit which toured Europe that year and visited Britain again. During this trip he negotiated a tour of his own here, returning to work with the Littlejohn-Milliner Sextet and the Dave Brubeck Quartet.

Like Buck Clayton and many other mainstream musicians Warren found that there was far more work to be had in Europe than at home and he settled in Geneva for almost 10 years, returning two years ago to his home town of Springfield, Ohio. — with Panama Francis and Earle Warren at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.

Folks, these are 2 great legends of Jazz who have passed sadly – on the left, Bobby Johnson the great trumpeter known for his work in the Erskine Hawkins Orchestra here with Earle Warren aka “Smiley” – Earle Ronald Warren featured saxophonist & vocalist with the Count Basie Band – on May 7, 1990 concert and awards ceremony in honor of Cab Calloway Day

– R.I.P. Bobby Johnson & Earle Warren – Jon Hammond

Friday Jan. 25th Hilton Hotel 8-10PM — Sound Soul Summit at Winter NAMM 2013
Jon Hammond Band appearing – The Ultimate All-Star Jam

Joe Berger guitar

Alex Budman tenor saxophone

Donny Baldwin drums

Jon Hammond at the Digital Hammond B3mk2 organ

Joachim Hildebrand Black and White Photographs:

These great black and white photos of Jon Hammond Band were shot by the great photographer Joachim Hildebrand at my 25th year Musikmesse Warm Up Party – on the band: Tony Lakatos tenor sax,

Giovanni Gulino drums,

Joe Berger guitar,

Jon Hammond organ

Youtube http://youtu.be/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 25 Years Musikmesse Celebration Cake – Mainzer Landstrasse 131, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Eugen Hahn Jazzkeller Frankfurt Team Kleine Bockenheimerstr. 18a Frankfurt http://www.HammondCast.com/

Only 5 days out to Winter NAMM 2013 folks!
http://www.examiner.com/article/pete-townshend-and-elton-among-the-artists-gracing-namm-week-2013
Pete Townshend and Elton John among the artists gracing NAMM week 2013 (Photos)

MUSIC BY: PHYLLIS POLLACK
*Excerpt:
Sir Elton will be performing for Yamaha at the Hyperion Theater on NAMM’s Friday. The concert will be streamed at NAMM, over the internet, and in many countries globally. “That will just be a wonderful event.”

Lamond noted, “This includes hundreds of other concerts that will be going on over the four days of the show. So I just love the fact there will be so much music. And in the hotel lobbies, are just all kinds of people playing. I think Jon (Hammond) will hopefully be playing again this year.”

Jon Hammond also took part in the call. Lamond introduced him as “The best (Hammond) B3 player, right there.” Hammond has performed with many legendary players and as a clinician. As a product artist, he has introduced many innovative products to music stores and their customers over the last 30 plus years.

Hammond, who was a Berklee College of Music attendee, is closely associated with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Digital B3 Organ.

Lamond stated that drummers Bernard Purdie and Steve Gadd will be among players at NAMM. “For a drummer like me, it just doesn’t get much better than that,” said Lamond, praising their talent. “So from an overall point, I think the show is reflective of the industry,” he contended.
Lamond attributed this year’s increased number of female musicians, both performing and endorsing as a result of the exhibitors, saying, “I think it’s a reflection of the environment, and manufacturers, who mainly plan those events. That’s the exhibitors’ doing, so I give the credit to them.”

Jon Hammond stated that this year will mark the first-ever NAMM Hammond organ night, which will be held on Friday in the Hilton lobby. Chester Thompson, who has played with groups including Weather Report and Genesis will be among those playing. Other notable Hammond endorsees will also perform.

The convention is still closed to the public, and open only to those in the industry, or those who have passes. There is still no day that is open to the general public. Lamond explained, “It’s a fragile balance between a trade event and a public event.”

Shuji Suzuki & Jon Hammond

Bernie Capicchiano and Shigeyuki Ohtaka

Winter NAMM 2013, Sound Soul Summit, Hilton Hotel Lobby, Bill Cosby, Milt Hinton, The Judge, Panama Francis, Cab Calloway Day, May 7 1990, New School, Jazz, Local 802, Musicians Union