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Memorial Celebration for Lou Colombo scheduled for Father’s Day June 17, 2012 Hyannis MA

June 9, 2012

Hyannis MA — Memorial Celebration for Lou Colombo Scheduled for June 17, 2012 Father’s Day

Please join our family and friends in the…
Memorial Celebration of the Life of Lou Colombo
the “leading light of Jazz on Cape Cod”
Sunday, June 17, 2012 – Father’s Day
Featuring
a New Orleans Traditional Jazz Funeral Procession
(beginning at 2:30pm at Colombo’s Cafe & Pastries, 544 Main St., Hyannis)
We will be walking from Colombo’s Cafe and Pastries to the Melody Tent
and
the Memorial Celebration of the “Life of Lou Colombo”
(3:00 to 6:00pm at The Cape Cod Melody Tent, 21 West Main St., Hyannis)
featuring live performances by many notable musicians
Lou Colombo CDs available for purchase
(All proceeds of CD sales to benefit the Lou Colombo Music Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation.)
Free Admission

Photo just a few days before Lou’s tragic accident, Feb. 28th 2012 Lou Colombo & Jon Hammond in Fort Myers Florida

Lou Colombo Band circa 1978 Wychmere Harbor Club – L to R: Frank Shea, Lou Colombo, Jack Pena, Jon Hammond

‎*Update with very sad news, Folks, just a few days after I visited my good friend and bandleader, the greatest – Lou Colombo in Fort Myers Florida, I received an email on my cell phone just before going on a hospital gig from Lou’s trombonist Nelson Foucht telling me that Lou was killed on the next gig driving home the night before, on March 3rd just 4 blocks from his Daughter’s restaurant where he had just played. I am totally devastated and heart broken, sending my deepest condolences to the Colombo Family and all his musicians and extended family and friends. Rest in Peace Lou Colombo, the greatest trumpet player who ever lived…you will see and hear on this film I shot just days ago. In Lou’s memory, thanks for everything Big Lou! Sincerely, Jon Hammond

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‎*Update with very sad news, Folks, just a few days after I visited my good friend and bandleader, the greatest – Lou Colombo in Fort Myers Florida, I receive…

Story Behind The Lou Colombo Movie by Jon Hammond

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Lou Colombo Movie by Jon Hammond

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

Lou Colombo and Jon Hammond – 02/23/2012

1978 Photo of Lou Colombo Band with Jon Hammond on B3 organ House Band at private club Wychmere Harbor Club in Harwich Port Cape Cod MA
L to R: Frank Shea drums, Lou Colombo trumpet, Jack Pena guitar, Jon Hammond B3 organ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkqBaFIAXn4

Jon Hammond here…I just came back from visiting my main man Lou Colombo the great trumpet player bandleader and former Pro Baseball player in Fort Myers Florida. I played on Lou’s band for 2.5 years in the late 70’s in house band at the Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod. Lou is going strong happy to report, playing regularly at the restaurant of his daughter Sherri and son inlaw Marc Neeley – Roadhouse Cafe during winter months and in the summer he plays at his son David’s Roadhouse Cafe in Hyannis MA on Cape Cod. I schlepped my Hammond Sk1 organ all the way down there in hopes I could sit in with Lou for a couple of tunes but unfortunately that wasn’t possible, however I shot some video of Lou and his fine group, so enjoy the music and personality of Lou Colombo, one of the all-time greats on his instrument!
The musicians on Lou’s band here at Roadhouse Cafe are Nelson Foucht on trombone, F.L. “Woody” Brubaker piano and keyboard bass, Richard Iannuzzi drums and Gil DiBenedetto tenor saxophone and clarinet.
Plus a little bit of flashback audio from our gig in 1978 near the end some photos, old and new from just a few days ago. Enjoy folks! sincerely, Jon Hammond

*Note: Some Baseball Stats for Louis Colombo as a player – he played pro baseball until breaking ankle at age 24 –

Louis Colombo:
1953 Newport News Dodgers Statistics — Minor Leagues – Baseball …
www.baseball-reference.com › Minor Leagues › Teams
Affiliation: Brooklyn Dodgers-NL Manager: … 6, Louis Colombo*, 26, 123, 432, 134, 20, 1, 4 .310 .389, 168. 7,

1945 Brooklyn Dodgers Minor League Affiliations – Baseball …
www.baseball-reference.com › Minor Leagues › Affiliates
1945 Brooklyn Dodgers Minor League Affiliates. Other Years: 1944 ….. 49, Louis Colombo*, 18, NNW, B, 56, 213, 66, 12, 2, 3 .310 .427, 91. 50,

*Member Local 802 and Local 6 Musicans Union, a HammondCast http://www.HammondCast.com

http://vimeo.com/37842424


Lou Colombo Movie by Jon Hammond from Jon Hammond on Vimeo.
http://www.facebook.com/v/10150559263552102

This is my Hammond Sk1 Organ in GKPE-49-TSA Gator Flight Case after I finally got it back from Newark EWR Airport after flying with it to Fort Myers from San Francisco, then taking it to Lou’s gig at Roadhouse Cafe, flying to JFK but my organ went to Newark by mistake. It was supposed to be delivered but they never even left the airport with it, so I took a bus ride back out to New Jersey from Times Square and picked it up personally. You can see the big INSPECTED sticker that TSA plastered of my American Federation of Musicians Union sticker. 2 days later I flew with it to San Francisco for a gig and that’s where I am now with my Sk1 Hammond Organ.

Lou’s band in front of Roadhouse Cafe Fort Myers FL

L to R: F.L. “Woody” Brubaker piano and keyboard bass, Gil DiBenedetto tenor saxophone and clarinet, Lou Colombo trumpet vocals, Nelson Foucht trombone, Richard Iannuzzi drums – photo by Jon Hammond

Lou Colombo, Trumpet, Jazz, Roadhouse Cafe, Fort Myers FL, Brooklyn Dodgers, 1978, Wychmere Harbor Club, Local 802 Musicians Union

**Note: Lou Colombo and my neighbor Leo Ball (R.I.P.) also a fine trumpet player member of Local 802 were born on the same day in Brockton MA

*LISTEN TO AUDIO: HERE HammondCast 17 and Breaking News from Jon Hammond

http://www.archive.org/details/HammondCast_17

HammondCast 17, just back from Hamburg Germany where I recorded my new album, an official production of NDR Radio in Studio 1 with some of my all-time favorite musicians: Lutz Buchner (Sax), Joe Gallardo (Trombone), Heinz Lichius (Drums), myself-Jon Hammond (XK-3 Organ/Bass) and Engineer: Rudy Grosser in Studio 1 NDR Radio. I’ll be playing some selections rough mixes (not so rough actually!) as my Christmas gift to the listeners, and speaking of Christmas…from inside San Francisco County Jail #8 “Pod E”, a live recording of my trio’s annual Christmas Prison Show with the great tenor saxophonist Larry Schneider & Ronnie Smith Jr. on drums along with myself on keys playing the Christmas classic: “Have Yourself a Merry Christmas”. Every year I tell the ladies “And ya’ better be good!”
And from the Studio 1 NDR Sessions my original blues shuffle: No X-Cess Baggage Blues, some fine playing by Lutz on one of my favorite ballads: My One and Only Love and my theme song: “Late Rent”. Special thanks to Knut Benzner of NDR Radio for co-producing these recordings now heard on KYOU Radio, 1550 on the AM Dial.
Jon Hammond
http://www.HammondCast.com

NDR SESSIONS Projekt

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ndr-sessions-projekt/id154024761

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Lou Colombo Movie Part 2 by Jon Hammond

http://www.archive.org/details/LouColomboMoviePart2ByJonHammond

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcVNnbM2RjQ

*Update with very sad news, Folks, just a few days after I visited my good friend and bandleader, the greatest – Lou Colombo in Fort Myers Florida, I received an email on my cell phone just before going on a hospital gig from Lou’s trombonist Nelson Foucht telling me that Lou was killed on the next gig driving home the night before, on March 3rd just 4 blocks from his Daughter’s restaurant where he had just played. I am totally devastated and heart broken, sending my deepest condolences to the Colombo Family and all his musicians and extended family and friends. Rest in Peace Lou Colombo, the greatest trumpet player who ever lived…you will seen and hear on this film I shot just days ago. In Lou’s memory, thanks for everything Big Lou! Sincerely, Jon Hammond

*written before Lou’s passing:
Jon Hammond here…I just came back from visiting my main man Lou Colombo the great trumpet player bandleader and former Pro Baseball player in Fort Myers Florida. I played on Lou’s band for 2.5 years in the late 70’s in house band at the Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod. Lou is going strong happy to report, playing regularly at the restaurant of his daughter Sherri and son in-law Marc Neeley – Roadhouse Cafe during winter months and in the summer he plays at his son David’s Roadhouse Cafe in Hyannis MA on Cape Cod. I schlepped my Hammond Sk1 organ all the way down there in hopes I could sit in with Lou for a couple of tunes but unfortunately that wasn’t possible, however I shot some video of Lou and his fine group, so enjoy the music and personality of Lou Colombo, one of the all-time greats on his instrument! A little bit of flashback audio from our gig in 1978 near the end some photos, old and new from just a few days ago. Enjoy folks! sincerely, Jon Hammond
*Member Local 802 Musicans Union a HammondCast http://www.HammondCast.com *Note: To hear entire episode of HammondCast 201: http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondHammondCast201KYOURadio
*Note: Members of The Lou Colombo House Band at Wychmere Harbor Club as pictured: Frank Shea drums, Lou Colombo trumpet, Jack Pena guitar, Jon Hammond B3 organ

http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/lou-colombo-movie-part-2-by-jon-hammond-6026792

Lou Colombo, Movie, Part 2, Harwich Port, Fort Myers, Trumpet, Jazz, The greatest, Radio, Jon Hammond, Musicians Union, South Yarmouth

Lou On Blip TV: Lou Colombo Movie on Blip TV by Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond here…I just came back from visiting my main man Lou Colombo the great trumpet player bandleader and former Pro Baseball player in Fort Myers Florida. I played on Lou’s band for 2.5 years in the late 70’s in house band at the Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod. Lou is going strong happy to report, playing regularly at the restaurant of his daughter Sherri and son inlaw Marc Neeley – Roadhouse Cafe during winter months and in the summer he plays at his son David’s Roadhouse Cafe in Hyannis MA on Cape Cod. I schlepped my Hammond Sk1 organ all the way down there in hopes I could sit in with Lou for a couple of tunes but unfortunately that wasn’t possible, however I shot some video of Lou and his fine group, so enjoy the music and personality of Lou Colombo, one of the all-time greats on his instrument! The musicians on Lou’s band here at Roadhouse Cafe are Nelson Foucht on trombone, F.L. “Woody” Brubaker piano and keyboard bass, Richard Iannuzzi drums and Gil DiBenedetto tenor saxophone and clarinet. Plus a little bit of flashback audio from our gig in 1978 near the end some photos, old and new from just a few days ago. Enjoy folks! sincerely, Jon Hammond *Member Local 802 and Local 6 Musicans Union, a HammondCast http://www.HammondCast.com

On YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkqBaFIAXn4

HammondCast 201 KYOU Radio

http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondHammondCast201KYOURadio

HammondCast 201 KYOU Radio, today Jon Hammond puts the spotlight on LOU COLOMBO trumpet player band leader originally from Brockton MA, Jon played organ with Lou for 2.5 years on the house band at the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club and Thompson’s Clam Bar in Harwich Port Cape Cod MA – a recently discovered recording from the bandstand with Lou Colombo, Jon Hammond on B3 organ, Frank Shea drums and 2 additional horns on a big Saturday night: “Mediation” medley with “Shadow of Your Smile”, “Honeysuckle Rose”, “Stars Fell On Alabama” medley with “Georgia”, “How Deep Is Your Love”, “Satin Doll” © http://www.jonhammondband.com 45 minutes

HammondCast 201 Spotlight on Lou Colombo: http://hammondcast.podomatic.com/entry/2011-02-23T03_07_43-08_00

http://hammondcast.podomatic.com/embed/frame/posting/2011-02-23T03_07_43-08_00?json_url=http%3A%2F%2Fhammondcast.podomatic.com%2Fentry%2Fembed_params%2F2011-02-23T03_07_43-08_00%3Fcolor%3D43bee7%26autoPlay%3Dfalse%26width%3D440%26height%3D85%26objembed%3D0

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Update with very sad news about Lou Colombo

May 2, 2012

Story Behind The Lou Colombo Movie by Jon Hammond

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Lou Colombo Movie by Jon Hammond

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

Lou Colombo and Jon Hammond – 02/23/2012

1978 Photo of Lou Colombo Band with Jon Hammond on B3 organ House Band at private club Wychmere Harbor Club in Harwich Port Cape Cod MA
L to R: Frank Shea drums, Lou Colombo trumpet, Jack Pena guitar, Jon Hammond B3 organ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkqBaFIAXn4

Jon Hammond here…I just came back from visiting my main man Lou Colombo the great trumpet player bandleader and former Pro Baseball player in Fort Myers Florida. I played on Lou’s band for 2.5 years in the late 70’s in house band at the Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod. Lou is going strong happy to report, playing regularly at the restaurant of his daughter Sherri and son inlaw Marc Neeley – Roadhouse Cafe during winter months and in the summer he plays at his son David’s Roadhouse Cafe in Hyannis MA on Cape Cod. I schlepped my Hammond Sk1 organ all the way down there in hopes I could sit in with Lou for a couple of tunes but unfortunately that wasn’t possible, however I shot some video of Lou and his fine group, so enjoy the music and personality of Lou Colombo, one of the all-time greats on his instrument!
The musicians on Lou’s band here at Roadhouse Cafe are Nelson Foucht on trombone, F.L. “Woody” Brubaker piano and keyboard bass, Richard Iannuzzi drums and Gil DiBenedetto tenor saxophone and clarinet.
Plus a little bit of flashback audio from our gig in 1978 near the end some photos, old and new from just a few days ago. Enjoy folks! sincerely, Jon Hammond

*Note: Some Baseball Stats for Louis Colombo as a player – he played pro baseball until breaking ankle at age 24 –

Louis Colombo:
1953 Newport News Dodgers Statistics — Minor Leagues – Baseball …
www.baseball-reference.com › Minor Leagues › Teams
Affiliation: Brooklyn Dodgers-NL Manager: … 6, Louis Colombo*, 26, 123, 432, 134, 20, 1, 4 .310 .389, 168. 7,

1945 Brooklyn Dodgers Minor League Affiliations – Baseball …
www.baseball-reference.com › Minor Leagues › Affiliates
1945 Brooklyn Dodgers Minor League Affiliates. Other Years: 1944 ….. 49, Louis Colombo*, 18, NNW, B, 56, 213, 66, 12, 2, 3 .310 .427, 91. 50,

*Member Local 802 and Local 6 Musicans Union, a HammondCast http://www.HammondCast.com

http://vimeo.com/37842424


Lou Colombo Movie by Jon Hammond from Jon Hammond on Vimeo.
http://www.facebook.com/v/10150559263552102

This is my Hammond Sk1 Organ in GKPE-49-TSA Gator Flight Case after I finally got it back from Newark EWR Airport after flying with it to Fort Myers from San Francisco, then taking it to Lou’s gig at Roadhouse Cafe, flying to JFK but my organ went to Newark by mistake. It was supposed to be delivered but they never even left the airport with it, so I took a bus ride back out to New Jersey from Times Square and picked it up personally. You can see the big INSPECTED sticker that TSA plastered of my American Federation of Musicians Union sticker. 2 days later I flew with it to San Francisco for a gig and that’s where I am now with my Sk1 Hammond Organ.

Lou’s band in front of Roadhouse Cafe Fort Myers FL

L to R: F.L. “Woody” Brubaker piano and keyboard bass, Gil DiBenedetto tenor saxophone and clarinet, Lou Colombo trumpet vocals, Nelson Foucht trombone, Richard Iannuzzi drums – photo by Jon Hammond

Lou Colombo, Trumpet, Jazz, Roadhouse Cafe, Fort Myers FL, Brooklyn Dodgers, 1978, Wychmere Harbor Club, Local 802 Musicians Union

**Note: Lou Colombo and my neighbor Leo Ball (R.I.P.) also a fine trumpet player member of Local 802 were born on the same day in Brockton MA

*LISTEN TO AUDIO: HERE HammondCast 17 and Breaking News from Jon Hammond

http://www.archive.org/details/HammondCast_17

HammondCast 17, just back from Hamburg Germany where I recorded my new album, an official production of NDR Radio in Studio 1 with some of my all-time favorite musicians: Lutz Buchner (Sax), Joe Gallardo (Trombone), Heinz Lichius (Drums), myself-Jon Hammond (XK-3 Organ/Bass) and Engineer: Rudy Grosser in Studio 1 NDR Radio. I’ll be playing some selections rough mixes (not so rough actually!) as my Christmas gift to the listeners, and speaking of Christmas…from inside San Francisco County Jail #8 “Pod E”, a live recording of my trio’s annual Christmas Prison Show with the great tenor saxophonist Larry Schneider & Ronnie Smith Jr. on drums along with myself on keys playing the Christmas classic: “Have Yourself a Merry Christmas”. Every year I tell the ladies “And ya’ better be good!”
And from the Studio 1 NDR Sessions my original blues shuffle: No X-Cess Baggage Blues, some fine playing by Lutz on one of my favorite ballads: My One and Only Love and my theme song: “Late Rent”. Special thanks to Knut Benzner of NDR Radio for co-producing these recordings now heard on KYOU Radio, 1550 on the AM Dial.
Jon Hammond
http://www.HammondCast.com

NDR SESSIONS Projekt

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ndr-sessions-projekt/id154024761

Breaking News: Jon Hammond Band returns to Jazzkeller-Hofheim 22nd March Thursday / Donnerstag Abend, 16th consecutive year Musikmesse-Session: Giovanni Gulinodrums, Peter Klohmann tenor sax, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ http://www.jazzkeller-hofheim.de/news.php see you there people of Hofheim am Taunus! Jon & Band
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WATCH THE VIDEO: http://ia600506.us.archive.org/24/items/JonHammondSk1GetBackInTheGrooveDedicationtoJapanRecovery/Sk1GetBackInTheGroove.m4v

http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondSk1GetBackInTheGrooveDedicationtoJapanRecovery/

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

Sk1 Get Back In The Groove by Jon Hammond – Dedication to Japan Recovery – on the new Hammond Sk1. World’s First Road Test of the ultra-portable Hammond Sk1 with Jon Hammond Band in Germany at Jon’s annual Musikmesse-Session in Jazzkeller Hofheim April 8, 2011 Special Thanks Suzuki Musical Instruments, Ken Atsumi, Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, Hiromitsu Ono, Yu Beniya, Shigeyuki Ohtaka, Shuji Suzuki, Bernie Capicchiano, Malc Deakin Hammond Suzuki UK Europe, Michael Falkenstein Hammond Suzuki Germany, camera: Jennifer
Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Gulino drums, Peter Klohmann tenor sax, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond Stage Keyboard http://www.jonhammondband.com
Sk1 Sk2 Hammond Suzuki Musikmesse Blues Soul Organ Hofheim Hamamatsu Japan

http://vimeo.com/25163686

Jon Hammond: “Fits In This Gig Bag 7 Kilos = 15.5 lbs. Hammond Sk1” !

WATCH THE VIDEO: http://ia700609.us.archive.org/13/items/JonHammondNoX-CessBaggageSk1Blues/NoXCessBaggageSk1Blues.m4v

http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondNoX-CessBaggageSk1Blues&reCache=1

http://www.ourmedia.org/media/no-x-cess-baggage-sk1-blues

No X-Cess Baggage Sk1 Blues – Sk1 Theme Song – World’s First Road Test of ultra-portable Hammond Sk1 with Jon Hammond Band in Germany at Jon’s annual Musikmesse-Session in Jazzkeller Hofheim April 8, 2011 Special Thanks Suzuki Musical Instruments, Bernie Capicchiano, Malc Deakin Hammond Suzuki UK Europe, Michael Falkenstein Hammond Suzuki Germany, camera: Jennifer
Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Gulino drums, Peter Klohmann tenor sax, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond Stage Keyboard http://www.jonhammondband.com
Sk1 Sk2 Hammond Suzuki Musikmesse Blues Organ Hofheim Hamamatsu Japan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4IuCV7L1yM

Suzuki Concert Part 3 of 3:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Uok7LV6OZk

*WATCH THE VIDEO: Sk1 LATE RENT Jon Hammond Band World’s First Public Gig of Prototype

http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondSk1LATERENTJonHammondBand/

http://vimeo.com/23860950


Sk1 LATE RENT Jon Hammond Band from Jon Hammond on Vimeo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTytUlJXGn4

World’s First Road Test of Hammond Suzuki Sk1 Stage Keyboard by Jon Hammond at his annual Musikmesse-Session in Jazzkeller Hofheim on Friday April 8th 2011
Jon Hammond Band – Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Gulino drums, Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone
“LATE RENT”
Special Thanks Hammond Suzuki, Michael Falkenstein, Malc Deakin, Ken Atsumi, Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, Shigeyuki Ohtaka, Yu Beniya, Bernie Capicchiano – Bernies Music Land, ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, Camera: Jennifer
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Sk1, Sk2, Prototype, Jazz, Funk, Late Rent, Suzuki Instruments, Musikmesse, Jon Hammond Hamamatsu, Frankfurt Digital, Analog, Hofheim am Taunus, Germany, Local 802 Musicians Union

Jon Hammond’s Road Baggage: The GKPE-49-TSA Flight Case for Sk1 Hammond and Briggs & Riley Travelware

Jon Hammond says, protect your investment in Sk1 Hammond with the custom molded Polyethylene “Polyethylene glycol (PEG)” Flight Case product from Gator Cases

Recommendation from Jon Hammond The GKPE-49-TSA Flight Case for Sk1 Ultra-Portable Organ

Jon Hammond — When you travel with your instruments as much as I do, you want to have a solid protective flight case for your instrument,

for the new Hammond Sk1 ultra-portable combo organ I highly recommend the GKPE-49-TSA Flight Case from a company called Gator Cases.

The fit is nearly perfect, it locks in to place when you close the case and for extra insurance you can put a small additional piece of foam in the small gap:

Jon Hammond’s Hammond Sk1 – photo by Jonathan Ayers

Jon’s Sk1 Hammond on the gig with the GKPE-49-TSA Gator Flight Case

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: James and Wes Bitter End Blues Jon Hammond Band Late Show Showcase

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UThzX4hJLGg

Jon Hammond Band Late Set Showcase at The Bitter End Cafe kicking it off with James and Wes featuring Todd Anderson tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Ray Grappone drums, Jon Hammond at the new Hammond Sk1 organ as seen on Cable TV! The Jon Hammond Show is in it’s 28th year – original musicians from the recording sessions which happened in 1983 in Intergalactic Studios the same studio where John Lennon did his last recordings.
Jon Hammond is now playing the incredible New Hammond Sk1 organ designed by Jon’s friends at Suzuki Musical Instruments in Hamamatsu Japan. Swinging Funky Jazz and Blues. All 4 members of The Jon Hammond Band are members of Local 802 Musicians Union American Federation of Musicians New York City, congratulations Local 802 on 90th Birthday! *Note: This performance was streamed live on the world wide web, special thanks to John Acer and Clifford Schwartz of NuMuBu in Montreal Canada for the broadcast report. http://www.jonhammondband.com/

Jon Hammond Band Local 802 Musicians Union Sk1 Organ Suzuki Musical Instruments Swinging Jazz Blues — with Jon Hammond Band, Jon Hammond Organ Group, Joe Berger and Todd Anderson at The Bitter End.

Di. 20.03. “The FINGERS…are the SINGERS!” Musikmesse “Warm Up Party” Jon Hammond & Band

http://jonhammondband.com/blog.html/musikmesse_warm_up_party_jon_hammond__band/

Di. 20.03.
“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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“The FINGERS…are the SINGERS!”
Musikmesse “Warm Up Party”Jon Hammond & Band
Di. 20.03.
http://jazzkeller.com/programm/nextmonth.htm

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

26th Year Musikmesse Warm Up Party Will Be March 20th 2012 Jazzkeller Frankfurt

*WATCH THE VIDEO: Cake Flowers and Late Rent 25 Years Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller

http://ia600608.us.archive.org/28/items/JonHammondCakeFlowersandLateRent25YearsMusikmesseWarmUpPartyinJazzkeller/CakeFlowersandLateRent.m4v

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

Chocolate on Chocolate Cake at 2011 Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt with Jon Hammond Band and special guests for this special occasion celebrating 25 years in Musikmesse. Special acknowledgement of Wilhelm P. “Charly” Hosenseidl R.I.P. who was the Director of Musikmesse years 1989-2008 now Directed by Wolfgang Luecke, special thanks to Messe Frankfurt Projekt and Presse Team!
Jon Hammond Band:
Joe Berger guitar
Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone
Giovanni Gulino drums
Jon Hammond – XB-2 Hammond Organ – special thanks Hiromitsu Ono Chief Engineer Suzuki Musical Instruments designed my instrument which took me all around the world many times
“Late Rent” Jon Hammond theme song for Jon Hammond Show MNNTV and HammondCast Show KYOU Radio San Francisco CBS Radio Network
Thanks Joe Lamond President CEO NAMM, TecAmp Jürgen Kunze and Thomas Eich – Puma Combo bass amp powering Jon Hammond’s organ
Dankeschoen to Yücel Atiker, Tino Pavlis, Poehl, Bernie Capicchiano, Michael Falkenstein Hammond Suzuki Deutschland, Peggy Behling, Christine Vogel Messe Frankfurt,
Saray Pastanesi Baeckerei & Konditorei for Chocolate on Chocolate
25 Years Musikmesse Celebration Cake – Mainzer Landstrasse 131, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Eugen Hahn Jazzkeller Frankfurt Team Kleine Bockenheimerstr. 18a Frankfurt
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*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: HammondCast 202 The Jon Hammond Show audio from Jon’s radio show

http://www.archive.org/details/Hammondcast202TheJonHammondShowAudioFromJonsRadioShow

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HammondCast 202 The Jon Hammond Show audio from Jon Hammond’s radio program special retrospective with audio from a recording he made while on the house band led by Lou Colombo at The Wychmere Harbor Club in Harwich Port Cape Cod MA in 1978. Jon made the recording with his Nakamichi 550 tape deck, it is a remarkable recording of the Lou Colombo Band which played nightly for luminaries such as Speaker of The House Tip O’Neill for all his private parties and the Kennedy Clan. Visuals from Jon Hammond Show long-running cable access TV program in New York City personally shot by Mr. Hammond with Video by LORI special graphics and FX. Kick back and enjoy! http://www.HammondCast.com
For full audio of HammondCast 202:
http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondHammondCast202KYOURadio
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 – ©JH INTL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJzR5uizk6Y

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*LISTEN TO AUDIO: HERE HammondCast 17 and Breaking News from Jon Hammond

http://www.archive.org/details/HammondCast_17

HammondCast 17, just back from Hamburg Germany where I recorded my new album, an official production of NDR Radio in Studio 1 with some of my all-time favorite musicians: Lutz Buchner (Sax), Joe Gallardo (Trombone), Heinz Lichius (Drums), myself-Jon Hammond (XK-3 Organ/Bass) and Engineer: Rudy Grosser in Studio 1 NDR Radio. I’ll be playing some selections rough mixes (not so rough actually!) as my Christmas gift to the listeners, and speaking of Christmas…from inside San Francisco County Jail #8 “Pod E”, a live recording of my trio’s annual Christmas Prison Show with the great tenor saxophonist Larry Schneider & Ronnie Smith Jr. on drums along with myself on keys playing the Christmas classic: “Have Yourself a Merry Christmas”. Every year I tell the ladies “And ya’ better be good!”
And from the Studio 1 NDR Sessions my original blues shuffle: No X-Cess Baggage Blues, some fine playing by Lutz on one of my favorite ballads: My One and Only Love and my theme song: “Late Rent”. Special thanks to Knut Benzner of NDR Radio for co-producing these recordings now heard on KYOU Radio, 1550 on the AM Dial.
Jon Hammond
http://www.HammondCast.com

NDR SESSIONS Projekt

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ndr-sessions-projekt/id154024761

Breaking News: Jon Hammond Band returns to Jazzkeller-Hofheim 22nd March Thursday / Donnerstag Abend, 16th consecutive year Musikmesse-Session: Giovanni Gulinodrums, Peter Klohmann tenor sax, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ http://www.jazzkeller-hofheim.de/news.php see you there people of Hofheim am Taunus! Jon & Band
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Sk1 Get Back In The Groove by Jon Hammond – Dedication to Japan Recovery – on the new Hammond Sk1. World’s First Road Test of the ultra-portable Hammond Sk1 with Jon Hammond Band in Germany at Jon’s annual Musikmesse-Session in Jazzkeller Hofheim April 8, 2011 Special Thanks Suzuki Musical Instruments, Ken Atsumi, Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, Hiromitsu Ono, Yu Beniya, Shigeyuki Ohtaka, Shuji Suzuki, Bernie Capicchiano, Malc Deakin Hammond Suzuki UK Europe, Michael Falkenstein Hammond Suzuki Germany, camera: Jennifer
Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Gulino drums, Peter Klohmann tenor sax, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond Stage Keyboard http://www.jonhammondband.com
Sk1 Sk2 Hammond Suzuki Musikmesse Blues Soul Organ Hofheim Hamamatsu Japan

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Jon Hammond: “Fits In This Gig Bag 7 Kilos = 15.5 lbs. Hammond Sk1” !

WATCH THE VIDEO: http://ia700609.us.archive.org/13/items/JonHammondNoX-CessBaggageSk1Blues/NoXCessBaggageSk1Blues.m4v

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No X-Cess Baggage Sk1 Blues – Sk1 Theme Song – World’s First Road Test of ultra-portable Hammond Sk1 with Jon Hammond Band in Germany at Jon’s annual Musikmesse-Session in Jazzkeller Hofheim April 8, 2011 Special Thanks Suzuki Musical Instruments, Bernie Capicchiano, Malc Deakin Hammond Suzuki UK Europe, Michael Falkenstein Hammond Suzuki Germany, camera: Jennifer
Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Gulino drums, Peter Klohmann tenor sax, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond Stage Keyboard http://www.jonhammondband.com
Sk1 Sk2 Hammond Suzuki Musikmesse Blues Organ Hofheim Hamamatsu Japan

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Suzuki Concert Part 3 of 3:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Uok7LV6OZk

*WATCH THE VIDEO: Sk1 LATE RENT Jon Hammond Band World’s First Public Gig of Prototype

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http://vimeo.com/23860950


Sk1 LATE RENT Jon Hammond Band from Jon Hammond on Vimeo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTytUlJXGn4

World’s First Road Test of Hammond Suzuki Sk1 Stage Keyboard by Jon Hammond at his annual Musikmesse-Session in Jazzkeller Hofheim on Friday April 8th 2011
Jon Hammond Band – Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Gulino drums, Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone
“LATE RENT”
Special Thanks Hammond Suzuki, Michael Falkenstein, Malc Deakin, Ken Atsumi, Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, Shigeyuki Ohtaka, Yu Beniya, Bernie Capicchiano – Bernies Music Land, ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, Camera: Jennifer
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Story Behind, Lou Colombo Movie, Fort Myers, Wychmere Harbor Club, Jazz Musician, Trumpet player, Pro Baseball, Golf, South Yarmouth, Harwich Port, Local 802, Musicians Union, Jon Hammond, Sk1 organ

Lou Colombo Movie Part 2 by Jon Hammond

March 16, 2012

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Lou Colombo Movie Part 2 by Jon Hammond

http://www.archive.org/details/LouColomboMoviePart2ByJonHammond

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcVNnbM2RjQ

*Update with very sad news, Folks, just a few days after I visited my good friend and bandleader, the greatest – Lou Colombo in Fort Myers Florida, I received an email on my cell phone just before going on a hospital gig from Lou’s trombonist Nelson Foucht telling me that Lou was killed on the next gig driving home the night before, on March 3rd just 4 blocks from his Daughter’s restaurant where he had just played. I am totally devastated and heart broken, sending my deepest condolences to the Colombo Family and all his musicians and extended family and friends. Rest in Peace Lou Colombo, the greatest trumpet player who ever lived…you will seen and hear on this film I shot just days ago. In Lou’s memory, thanks for everything Big Lou! Sincerely, Jon Hammond

*written before Lou’s passing:
Jon Hammond here…I just came back from visiting my main man Lou Colombo the great trumpet player bandleader and former Pro Baseball player in Fort Myers Florida. I played on Lou’s band for 2.5 years in the late 70’s in house band at the Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod. Lou is going strong happy to report, playing regularly at the restaurant of his daughter Sherri and son in-law Marc Neeley – Roadhouse Cafe during winter months and in the summer he plays at his son David’s Roadhouse Cafe in Hyannis MA on Cape Cod. I schlepped my Hammond Sk1 organ all the way down there in hopes I could sit in with Lou for a couple of tunes but unfortunately that wasn’t possible, however I shot some video of Lou and his fine group, so enjoy the music and personality of Lou Colombo, one of the all-time greats on his instrument! A little bit of flashback audio from our gig in 1978 near the end some photos, old and new from just a few days ago. Enjoy folks! sincerely, Jon Hammond
*Member Local 802 Musicans Union a HammondCast http://www.HammondCast.com *Note: To hear entire episode of HammondCast 201: http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondHammondCast201KYOURadio
*Note: Members of The Lou Colombo House Band at Wychmere Harbor Club as pictured: Frank Shea drums, Lou Colombo trumpet, Jack Pena guitar, Jon Hammond B3 organ

http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/lou-colombo-movie-part-2-by-jon-hammond-6026792

Lou Colombo, Movie, Part 2, Harwich Port, Fort Myers, Trumpet, Jazz, The greatest, Radio, Jon Hammond, Musicians Union, South Yarmouth

Lou On Blip TV: Lou Colombo Movie on Blip TV by Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond here…I just came back from visiting my main man Lou Colombo the great trumpet player bandleader and former Pro Baseball player in Fort Myers Florida. I played on Lou’s band for 2.5 years in the late 70’s in house band at the Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod. Lou is going strong happy to report, playing regularly at the restaurant of his daughter Sherri and son inlaw Marc Neeley – Roadhouse Cafe during winter months and in the summer he plays at his son David’s Roadhouse Cafe in Hyannis MA on Cape Cod. I schlepped my Hammond Sk1 organ all the way down there in hopes I could sit in with Lou for a couple of tunes but unfortunately that wasn’t possible, however I shot some video of Lou and his fine group, so enjoy the music and personality of Lou Colombo, one of the all-time greats on his instrument! The musicians on Lou’s band here at Roadhouse Cafe are Nelson Foucht on trombone, F.L. “Woody” Brubaker piano and keyboard bass, Richard Iannuzzi drums and Gil DiBenedetto tenor saxophone and clarinet. Plus a little bit of flashback audio from our gig in 1978 near the end some photos, old and new from just a few days ago. Enjoy folks! sincerely, Jon Hammond *Member Local 802 and Local 6 Musicans Union, a HammondCast http://www.HammondCast.com

On YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkqBaFIAXn4

HammondCast 201 KYOU Radio

http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondHammondCast201KYOURadio

HammondCast 201 KYOU Radio, today Jon Hammond puts the spotlight on LOU COLOMBO trumpet player band leader originally from Brockton MA, Jon played organ with Lou for 2.5 years on the house band at the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club and Thompson’s Clam Bar in Harwich Port Cape Cod MA – a recently discovered recording from the bandstand with Lou Colombo, Jon Hammond on B3 organ, Frank Shea drums and 2 additional horns on a big Saturday night: “Mediation” medley with “Shadow of Your Smile”, “Honeysuckle Rose”, “Stars Fell On Alabama” medley with “Georgia”, “How Deep Is Your Love”, “Satin Doll” © http://www.jonhammondband.com 45 minutes

HammondCast 201 Spotlight on Lou Colombo: http://hammondcast.podomatic.com/entry/2011-02-23T03_07_43-08_00

http://hammondcast.podomatic.com/embed/frame/posting/2011-02-23T03_07_43-08_00?json_url=http%3A%2F%2Fhammondcast.podomatic.com%2Fentry%2Fembed_params%2F2011-02-23T03_07_43-08_00%3Fcolor%3D43bee7%26autoPlay%3Dfalse%26width%3D440%26height%3D85%26objembed%3D0

Lou Colombo Movie on Blip TV by Jon Hammond

March 8, 2012

Lou On Blip TV: Lou Colombo Movie on Blip TV by Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond here…I just came back from visiting my main man Lou Colombo the great trumpet player bandleader and former Pro Baseball player in Fort Myers Florida. I played on Lou’s band for 2.5 years in the late 70’s in house band at the Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod. Lou is going strong happy to report, playing regularly at the restaurant of his daughter Sherri and son inlaw Marc Neeley – Roadhouse Cafe during winter months and in the summer he plays at his son David’s Roadhouse Cafe in Hyannis MA on Cape Cod. I schlepped my Hammond Sk1 organ all the way down there in hopes I could sit in with Lou for a couple of tunes but unfortunately that wasn’t possible, however I shot some video of Lou and his fine group, so enjoy the music and personality of Lou Colombo, one of the all-time greats on his instrument! The musicians on Lou’s band here at Roadhouse Cafe are Nelson Foucht on trombone, F.L. “Woody” Brubaker piano and keyboard bass, Richard Iannuzzi drums and Gil DiBenedetto tenor saxophone and clarinet. Plus a little bit of flashback audio from our gig in 1978 near the end some photos, old and new from just a few days ago. Enjoy folks! sincerely, Jon Hammond *Member Local 802 and Local 6 Musicans Union, a HammondCast http://www.HammondCast.com

On YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkqBaFIAXn4

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Lou Colombo Movie by Jon Hammond

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

Lou Colombo and Jon Hammond – 02/23/2012

1978 Photo of Lou Colombo Band with Jon Hammond on B3 organ House Band at private club Wychmere Harbor Club in Harwich Port Cape Cod MA
L to R: Frank Shea drums, Lou Colombo trumpet, Jack Pena guitar, Jon Hammond B3 organ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkqBaFIAXn4

Jon Hammond here…I just came back from visiting my main man Lou Colombo the great trumpet player bandleader and former Pro Baseball player in Fort Myers Florida. I played on Lou’s band for 2.5 years in the late 70’s in house band at the Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod. Lou is going strong happy to report, playing regularly at the restaurant of his daughter Sherri and son inlaw Marc Neeley – Roadhouse Cafe during winter months and in the summer he plays at his son David’s Roadhouse Cafe in Hyannis MA on Cape Cod. I schlepped my Hammond Sk1 organ all the way down there in hopes I could sit in with Lou for a couple of tunes but unfortunately that wasn’t possible, however I shot some video of Lou and his fine group, so enjoy the music and personality of Lou Colombo, one of the all-time greats on his instrument!
The musicians on Lou’s band here at Roadhouse Cafe are Nelson Foucht on trombone, F.L. “Woody” Brubaker piano and keyboard bass, Richard Iannuzzi drums and Gil DiBenedetto tenor saxophone and clarinet.
Plus a little bit of flashback audio from our gig in 1978 near the end some photos, old and new from just a few days ago. Enjoy folks! sincerely, Jon Hammond

*Note: Some Baseball Stats for Louis Colombo as a player – he played pro baseball until breaking ankle at age 24 –

Louis Colombo:
1953 Newport News Dodgers Statistics — Minor Leagues – Baseball …
www.baseball-reference.com › Minor Leagues › Teams
Affiliation: Brooklyn Dodgers-NL Manager: … 6, Louis Colombo*, 26, 123, 432, 134, 20, 1, 4 .310 .389, 168. 7,

1945 Brooklyn Dodgers Minor League Affiliations – Baseball …
www.baseball-reference.com › Minor Leagues › Affiliates
1945 Brooklyn Dodgers Minor League Affiliates. Other Years: 1944 ….. 49, Louis Colombo*, 18, NNW, B, 56, 213, 66, 12, 2, 3 .310 .427, 91. 50,

*Member Local 802 and Local 6 Musicans Union, a HammondCast http://www.HammondCast.com

http://vimeo.com/37842424

Lou Colombo Movie by Jon Hammond from Jon Hammond on Vimeo.

http://www.facebook.com/v/10150559263552102

This is my Hammond Sk1 Organ in GKPE-49-TSA Gator Flight Case after I finally got it back from Newark EWR Airport after flying with it to Fort Myers from San Francisco, then taking it to Lou’s gig at Roadhouse Cafe, flying to JFK but my organ went to Newark by mistake. It was supposed to be delivered but they never even left the airport with it, so I took a bus ride back out to New Jersey from Times Square and picked it up personally. You can see the big INSPECTED sticker that TSA plastered of my American Federation of Musicians Union sticker. 2 days later I flew with it to San Francisco for a gig and that’s where I am now with my Sk1 Hammond Organ.

Lou’s band in front of Roadhouse Cafe Fort Myers FL

L to R: F.L. “Woody” Brubaker piano and keyboard bass, Gil DiBenedetto tenor saxophone and clarinet, Lou Colombo trumpet vocals, Nelson Foucht trombone, Richard Iannuzzi drums – photo by Jon Hammond

Lou Colombo, Trumpet, Jazz, Roadhouse Cafe, Fort Myers FL, Brooklyn Dodgers, 1978, Wychmere Harbor Club, Local 802 Musicians Union

**Note: Lou Colombo and my neighbor Leo Ball (R.I.P.) also a fine trumpet player member of Local 802 were born on the same day in Brockton MA

HammondCast 201 KYOU Radio

http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondHammondCast201KYOURadio

HammondCast 201 KYOU Radio, today Jon Hammond puts the spotlight on LOU COLOMBO trumpet player band leader originally from Brockton MA, Jon played organ with Lou for 2.5 years on the house band at the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club and Thompson’s Clam Bar in Harwich Port Cape Cod MA – a recently discovered recording from the bandstand with Lou Colombo, Jon Hammond on B3 organ, Frank Shea drums and 2 additional horns on a big Saturday night: “Mediation” medley with “Shadow of Your Smile”, “Honeysuckle Rose”, “Stars Fell On Alabama” medley with “Georgia”, “How Deep Is Your Love”, “Satin Doll” © http://www.jonhammondband.com 45 minutes

HammondCast 201 Spotlight on Lou Colombo: http://hammondcast.podomatic.com/entry/2011-02-23T03_07_43-08_00

http://hammondcast.podomatic.com/embed/frame/posting/2011-02-23T03_07_43-08_00?json_url=http%3A%2F%2Fhammondcast.podomatic.com%2Fentry%2Fembed_params%2F2011-02-23T03_07_43-08_00%3Fcolor%3D43bee7%26autoPlay%3Dfalse%26width%3D440%26height%3D85%26objembed%3D0

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The Roadhouse Family Is Mourning The Loss Of Their Patriarch Lou Colombo

March 7, 2012

The Roadhouse Family Is Mourning The Loss Of Their Patriarch Lou Colombo. Share Kind Memories And Stories On FaceBook.



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SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2012

Something told me I better go down and see Lou last week R.I.P. Louis Colombo the Greatest from Jon Hammond
http://kernelpanichammondcast.blogspot.com/2012/03/something-told-me-i-better-go-down-and.html
Folks, something told me I had better get on down to see my main man Lou Colombo last week in Fort Myers FL, I played on Lou’s band for 2.5 years in Cape Cod at the Wychmere Harbor Club and Thompson’s Clam Bar in Harwich Port MA. It was an important time of my life and career and he was always very generous to me, kept me on my toes throwing tunes at me in all keys the music never stopped once we hit. I just saw Lou a few days ago in Fort Myers FL at the gig he was playing at his Daughter Sherri’s restaurant and hub Marc Neeley – Roadhouse Cafe, he was at the top of his game, playing great as ever and looking like a million dollars. I am deeply saddened to receive terrible tragic news this morning from Lou’s fine trombonist Nelson E. Foucht that Lou was tragically killed last night just 4 blocks from Roadhouse Cafe coming home from the gig. My deepest condolences to the Colombo Family, Lou’s Wife Noel, daughters Lori, Sherri, David all his 6 kids, extended Family of friends and musicians. I am totally blown away, thankful that I had the opportunity to know him and play with him nightly back in the 70’s and then to see and hear him again at the end of his life, thanks Lou! Here are some photos from just a few days taken by my long-time great girlfriend Jennifer and myself at his gig, R.I.P. Big Lou – Louis Colombo the greatest trumpet player bandleader baseball slugger and golfer ever! I used to go with Lou to the golf course where he had the snack concession in Yarmouth just to watch him drive balls in to outer space. I couldn’t believe how far and hard he could hit the ball. Lou would put on black executioner gloves and hit the ball and it would disappear, just keep on sailing in to the sky like Lou’s spirit must be now. His music and great memories will live on forever. Sincerely, Jon Hammond – Member AFM Local 802 and Local 6 Musicians Union *Note: Lou’s band the other night at Roadhouse Cafe were so great, I’m so sorry cats: Nelson Foucht on trombone, F.L. “Woody” Brubaker piano and keyboard bass, Richard Iannuzzi drums and Gil DiBenedetto tenor saxophone and clarinet. Jon Hammond and Lou Colombo

Folks, something told me I had better get on down to see my main man Lou Colombo last week

in Fort Myers FL, I played on Lou’s band for 2.5 years in Cape Cod at the Wychmere Harbor Club

and Thompson’s Clam Bar in Harwich Port MA. It was an important time of my life and career and

he was always very generous to me, kept me on my toes throwing tunes at me in all keys the music

never stopped once we hit.

I just saw Lou a few days ago in Fort Myers FL at the gig he was playing at his Daughter Sherri’s restaurant

and hub Marc Neeley – Roadhouse Cafe, he was at the top of his game, playing great as ever and looking like a

million dollars. I am deeply saddened to receive terrible tragic news this morning from Lou’s fine trombonist

Nelson E. Foucht that Lou was tragically killed last night just 4 blocks from Roadhouse Cafe coming home from the

gig. My deepest condolences to the Colombo Family, Lou’s Wife Noel, daughters Lori, Sherri, David all his 6 kids, extended

Family of friends and musicians. I am totally blown away, thankful that I had the opportunity to know him and play with

him nightly back in the 70’s and then to see and hear him again at the end of his life, thanks Lou!

Here are some photos from just a few days taken by my long-time great girlfriend Jennifer and myself at his gig,

R.I.P. Big Lou – Louis Colombo the greatest trumpet player bandleader baseball slugger and golfer ever!

I used to go with Lou to the golf course where he had the snack concession in Yarmouth just to watch him drive

balls in to outer space. I couldn’t believe how far and hard he could hit the ball. Lou would put on black

executioner gloves and hit the ball and it would disappear, just keep on sailing in to the sky like Lou’s spirit

must be now. His music and great memories will live on forever.

Sincerely,

Jon Hammond – Member AFM Local 802 and Local 6 Musicians Union

*Note: Lou’s band the other night at Roadhouse Cafe were so great, I’m so sorry cats:

Nelson Foucht on trombone, F.L. “Woody” Brubaker piano and keyboard bass, Richard Iannuzzi drums and Gil DiBenedetto tenor saxophone and clarinet.

Jon Hammond and Lou Colombo

**Note: Lou Colombo and my neighbor Leo Ball (R.I.P.) also a fine trumpet player member of Local 802 were born on the same day in Brockton MA

*Note: Lou called me on my cell phone when I was at the airport just about to fly out of Tampa TPA Airport, he told me he really dug

my album that I had given him “NDR SESSIONS Projekt” my first record of mostly standards, it was inspired much by him actually. Lou

was talking about the horn players on it, Lutz Buechner and Joe “Jo” Gallardo, he really dug them and he told me we were going to do

something back up in the Cape for sure. I was very touched by his call and he had called me on my previous birthday last year, I got

all choked up when he told me that. Thanks a million Lou!

Jon

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Lou Colombo Movie by Jon Hammond

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

Lou Colombo and Jon Hammond – 02/23/2012

1978 Photo of Lou Colombo Band with Jon Hammond on B3 organ House Band at private club Wychmere Harbor Club in Harwich Port Cape Cod MA
L to R: Frank Shea drums, Lou Colombo trumpet, Jack Pena guitar, Jon Hammond B3 organ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkqBaFIAXn4

Jon Hammond here…I just came back from visiting my main man Lou Colombo the great trumpet player bandleader and former Pro Baseball player in Fort Myers Florida. I played on Lou’s band for 2.5 years in the late 70’s in house band at the Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod. Lou is going strong happy to report, playing regularly at the restaurant of his daughter Sherri and son inlaw Marc Neeley – Roadhouse Cafe during winter months and in the summer he plays at his son David’s Roadhouse Cafe in Hyannis MA on Cape Cod. I schlepped my Hammond Sk1 organ all the way down there in hopes I could sit in with Lou for a couple of tunes but unfortunately that wasn’t possible, however I shot some video of Lou and his fine group, so enjoy the music and personality of Lou Colombo, one of the all-time greats on his instrument!
The musicians on Lou’s band here at Roadhouse Cafe are Nelson Foucht on trombone, F.L. “Woody” Brubaker piano and keyboard bass, Richard Iannuzzi drums and Gil DiBenedetto tenor saxophone and clarinet.
Plus a little bit of flashback audio from our gig in 1978 near the end some photos, old and new from just a few days ago. Enjoy folks! sincerely, Jon Hammond

*Note: Some Baseball Stats for Louis Colombo as a player – he played pro baseball until breaking ankle at age 24 –

Louis Colombo:
1953 Newport News Dodgers Statistics — Minor Leagues – Baseball …
www.baseball-reference.com › Minor Leagues › Teams
Affiliation: Brooklyn Dodgers-NL Manager: … 6, Louis Colombo*, 26, 123, 432, 134, 20, 1, 4 .310 .389, 168. 7,

1945 Brooklyn Dodgers Minor League Affiliations – Baseball …
www.baseball-reference.com › Minor Leagues › Affiliates
1945 Brooklyn Dodgers Minor League Affiliates. Other Years: 1944 ….. 49, Louis Colombo*, 18, NNW, B, 56, 213, 66, 12, 2, 3 .310 .427, 91. 50,

*Member Local 802 and Local 6 Musicans Union, a HammondCast http://www.HammondCast.com

http://vimeo.com/37842424


Lou Colombo Movie by Jon Hammond from Jon Hammond on Vimeo.
http://www.facebook.com/v/10150559263552102

This is my Hammond Sk1 Organ in GKPE-49-TSA Gator Flight Case after I finally got it back from Newark EWR Airport after flying with it to Fort Myers from San Francisco, then taking it to Lou’s gig at Roadhouse Cafe, flying to JFK but my organ went to Newark by mistake. It was supposed to be delivered but they never even left the airport with it, so I took a bus ride back out to New Jersey from Times Square and picked it up personally. You can see the big INSPECTED sticker that TSA plastered of my American Federation of Musicians Union sticker. 2 days later I flew with it to San Francisco for a gig and that’s where I am now with my Sk1 Hammond Organ.

Lou’s band in front of Roadhouse Cafe Fort Myers FL

L to R: F.L. “Woody” Brubaker piano and keyboard bass, Gil DiBenedetto tenor saxophone and clarinet, Lou Colombo trumpet vocals, Nelson Foucht trombone, Richard Iannuzzi drums – photo by Jon Hammond

Lou Colombo, Trumpet, Jazz, Roadhouse Cafe, Fort Myers FL, Brooklyn Dodgers, 1978, Wychmere Harbor Club, Local 802 Musicians Union

**Note: Lou Colombo and my neighbor Leo Ball (R.I.P.) also a fine trumpet player member of Local 802 were born on the same day in Brockton MA

*LISTEN TO AUDIO: HERE HammondCast 17 and Breaking News from Jon Hammond

http://www.archive.org/details/HammondCast_17

HammondCast 17, just back from Hamburg Germany where I recorded my new album, an official production of NDR Radio in Studio 1 with some of my all-time favorite musicians: Lutz Buchner (Sax), Joe Gallardo (Trombone), Heinz Lichius (Drums), myself-Jon Hammond (XK-3 Organ/Bass) and Engineer: Rudy Grosser in Studio 1 NDR Radio. I’ll be playing some selections rough mixes (not so rough actually!) as my Christmas gift to the listeners, and speaking of Christmas…from inside San Francisco County Jail #8 “Pod E”, a live recording of my trio’s annual Christmas Prison Show with the great tenor saxophonist Larry Schneider & Ronnie Smith Jr. on drums along with myself on keys playing the Christmas classic: “Have Yourself a Merry Christmas”. Every year I tell the ladies “And ya’ better be good!”
And from the Studio 1 NDR Sessions my original blues shuffle: No X-Cess Baggage Blues, some fine playing by Lutz on one of my favorite ballads: My One and Only Love and my theme song: “Late Rent”. Special thanks to Knut Benzner of NDR Radio for co-producing these recordings now heard on KYOU Radio, 1550 on the AM Dial.
Jon Hammond
http://www.HammondCast.com

NDR SESSIONS Projekt

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ndr-sessions-projekt/id154024761

Spotlight on Lou Colombo

*LISTEN TO AUDIO: HammondCast 202 Pt 2 Spotlight on Lou Colombo KYOU Radio

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
*LISTEN TO AUDIO: HammondCast 201 KYOU Radio Spotlight on Lou Colombo Wychmere Harbor Club House Band

http://ia700407.us.archive.org/3/items/JonHammondHammondCast201KYOURadio/HammondCast201.mp3

http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondHammondCast201KYOURadio/

HammondCast 201 KYOU Radio, today Jon Hammond puts the spotlight on LOU COLOMBO trumpet player band leader originally from Brockton MA, Jon played organ with Lou for 2.5 years on the house band at the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club and Thompson’s Clam Bar in Harwich Port Cape Cod MA – a recently discovered recording from the bandstand with Lou Colombo, Jon Hammond on B3 organ, Frank Shea drums and 2 additional horns on a big Saturday night: “Meditation” medley with “Shadow of Your Smile”, “Honeysuckle Rose”, “Stars Fell On Alabama” medley with “Georgia”, “How Deep Is Your Love”, “Satin Doll” © http://www.jonhammondband.com 45 minutes

The articles reporting the sad and tragic death of Lou Louis Colombo that just appeared:

http://www.marcoislandflorida.com/article/20120304/NEWS0110/120304003/Massachusetts-man-killed-in-south-Fort-Myers-crash?odyssey=tab%7Cmostpopular%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE

Massachusetts man killed in south Fort Myers crash

An 84-year-old man from South Yarmouth, Massachusetts was killed late Saturday night in a vehicle crash at the intersection of McGregor Boulevard and Kapok Court in south Fort Myers.

Louis Colombo was killed when he turned west onto McGregor Boulevard, pulling out in front of a Jeep Wrangler heading north.

The Wrangler, driven by Hunter Blackburn, struck the left side of Colombo’s minivan and later hit a fire hydrant, cutting off water in the area for about three hours.

Blackburn, 52, was not injured.

http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120304/NEWS11/120309884/-1/rss04

By Karen Jeffrey
kjeffrey@capecodonline.com
March 04, 2012
Lou Colombo, the heart beat of jazz on Cape Cod for more than half a century was killed late Saturday night in a car crash in Fort Myers, Fla.

According to the Fort Myers Press News, Colombo, 84, was killed when he turned onto McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers, and was struck by a vehicle heading north.

Lou Colombo Movie on YouTube by Jon Hammond: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkqBaFIAXn4

“Jon Hammond here…I just came back from visiting my main man Lou Colombo the great trumpet player bandleader and former Pro Baseball player in Fort Myers Florida. I played on Lou’s band for 2.5 years in the late 70’s in house band at the Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod. Lou is going strong happy to report, playing regularly at the restaurant of his daughter Sherri and son inlaw Marc Neeley – Roadhouse Cafe during winter months and in the summer he plays at his son David’s Roadhouse Cafe in Hyannis MA on Cape Cod. I schlepped my Hammond Sk1 organ all the way down there in hopes I could sit in with Lou for a couple of tunes but unfortunately that wasn’t possible, however I shot some video of Lou and his fine group, so enjoy the music and personality of Lou Colombo, one of the all-time greats on his instrument!
The musicians on Lou’s band here at Roadhouse Cafe are Nelson Foucht on trombone, F.L. “Woody” Brubaker piano and keyboard bass, Richard Iannuzzi drums and Gil DiBenedetto tenor saxophone and clarinet.
Plus a little bit of flashback audio from our gig in 1978 near the end some photos, old and new from just a few days ago. Enjoy folks! sincerely, Jon Hammond
*Member Local 802 and Local 6 Musicans Union, a HammondCast”

On Blip TV: http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/lou-colombo-movie-by-jon-hammond-6000443

Friends say Colombo was returning to his winter home after a performance last night.

Born and raised in Brockton, Colombo began playing trumpet at age 12. He joined the military as a young man and had dreams of becoming a professional baseball player. He played for seven years, but a badly broken ankle forced his retirement from the Brooklyn Dodgers at the age of 24. Baseball’s loss became music’s gain.

Colombo played with some of the world’s great jazz musicians including Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie. He taught generations of musicians through his love of jazz, played performances in clubs, restaurants, schools and nursing homes on the Cape.

In a July 1988 interview with Eric Jackson on WGBH, Gillespie said of him, “Lou Colombo is what I would call a trumpet painter, he resolves. He starts playing and the notes keep going, but the chord keeps changing all the time. He’s a marvelous trumpet player.

“I went one night to hear him play. Boy, he asked me to play with him and I said ‘No- you got it Brother. I’m not going to jump into that hot water’. Lou’s pretty weird the way he plays because he plays with just one hand. He plays the valves with his right hand but doesn’t hold the horn with his left hand. This guy’s amazing. I’ve been preaching his name ever since that night I first heard him down on Cape Cod .”

Locally Colombo was renown as a teacher and generous performer who frequently asked young musicians to play with him, said Paul Nossiter, veteran jazz musician and long time friend of Colombo who makes his home on the Cape.

“He was a giant..an open-hearted, generous man and musician who loved his family, his friends, music and food,” Nossiter said. “This is a terrible loss for his family and friends, a real loss for Cape Cod.”

Read more in tomorrow’s Cape Cod Times

Tragic, greatest bandleader, Trumpet Player, Louis Colombo, Leo Ball, Fort Myers, South Yarmouth, Harwich Port, Tip O’neill, Jon Hammond, Musicians Union

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Something told me I better go down and see Lou last week R.I.P. Louis Colombo the Greatest from Jon Hammond

March 5, 2012

Folks, something told me I had better get on down to see my main man Lou Colombo last week

in Fort Myers FL, I played on Lou’s band for 2.5 years in Cape Cod at the Wychmere Harbor Club

and Thompson’s Clam Bar in Harwich Port MA. It was an important time of my life and career and

he was always very generous to me, kept me on my toes throwing tunes at me in all keys the music

never stopped once we hit.

I just saw Lou a few days ago in Fort Myers FL at the gig he was playing at his Daughter Sherri’s restaurant

and hub Marc Neeley – Roadhouse Cafe, he was at the top of his game, playing great as ever and looking like a

million dollars. I am deeply saddened to receive terrible tragic news this morning from Lou’s fine trombonist

Nelson E. Foucht that Lou was tragically killed last night just 4 blocks from Roadhouse Cafe coming home from the

gig. My deepest condolences to the Colombo Family, Lou’s Wife Noel, daughters Lori, Sherri, David all his 6 kids, extended

Family of friends and musicians. I am totally blown away, thankful that I had the opportunity to know him and play with

him nightly back in the 70’s and then to see and hear him again at the end of his life, thanks Lou!

Here are some photos from just a few days taken by my long-time great girlfriend Jennifer and myself at his gig,

R.I.P. Big Lou – Louis Colombo the greatest trumpet player bandleader baseball slugger and golfer ever!

I used to go with Lou to the golf course where he had the snack concession in Yarmouth just to watch him drive

balls in to outer space. I couldn’t believe how far and hard he could hit the ball. Lou would put on black

executioner gloves and hit the ball and it would disappear, just keep on sailing in to the sky like Lou’s spirit

must be now. His music and great memories will live on forever.

Sincerely,

Jon Hammond – Member AFM Local 802 and Local 6 Musicians Union

*Note: Lou’s band the other night at Roadhouse Cafe were so great, I’m so sorry cats:

Nelson Foucht on trombone, F.L. “Woody” Brubaker piano and keyboard bass, Richard Iannuzzi drums and Gil DiBenedetto tenor saxophone and clarinet.

Jon Hammond and Lou Colombo

**Note: Lou Colombo and my neighbor Leo Ball (R.I.P.) also a fine trumpet player member of Local 802 were born on the same day in Brockton MA

*Note: Lou called me on my cell phone when I was at the airport just about to fly out of Tampa TPA Airport, he told me he really dug

my album that I had given him “NDR SESSIONS Projekt” my first record of mostly standards, it was inspired much by him actually. Lou

was talking about the horn players on it, Lutz Buechner and Joe “Jo” Gallardo, he really dug them and he told me we were going to do

something back up in the Cape for sure. I was very touched by his call and he had called me on my previous birthday last year, I got

all choked up when he told me that. Thanks a million Lou!

Jon

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Lou Colombo Movie by Jon Hammond

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

Lou Colombo and Jon Hammond – 02/23/2012

1978 Photo of Lou Colombo Band with Jon Hammond on B3 organ House Band at private club Wychmere Harbor Club in Harwich Port Cape Cod MA
L to R: Frank Shea drums, Lou Colombo trumpet, Jack Pena guitar, Jon Hammond B3 organ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkqBaFIAXn4

Jon Hammond here…I just came back from visiting my main man Lou Colombo the great trumpet player bandleader and former Pro Baseball player in Fort Myers Florida. I played on Lou’s band for 2.5 years in the late 70’s in house band at the Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod. Lou is going strong happy to report, playing regularly at the restaurant of his daughter Sherri and son inlaw Marc Neeley – Roadhouse Cafe during winter months and in the summer he plays at his son David’s Roadhouse Cafe in Hyannis MA on Cape Cod. I schlepped my Hammond Sk1 organ all the way down there in hopes I could sit in with Lou for a couple of tunes but unfortunately that wasn’t possible, however I shot some video of Lou and his fine group, so enjoy the music and personality of Lou Colombo, one of the all-time greats on his instrument!
The musicians on Lou’s band here at Roadhouse Cafe are Nelson Foucht on trombone, F.L. “Woody” Brubaker piano and keyboard bass, Richard Iannuzzi drums and Gil DiBenedetto tenor saxophone and clarinet.
Plus a little bit of flashback audio from our gig in 1978 near the end some photos, old and new from just a few days ago. Enjoy folks! sincerely, Jon Hammond

*Note: Some Baseball Stats for Louis Colombo as a player – he played pro baseball until breaking ankle at age 24 –

Louis Colombo:
1953 Newport News Dodgers Statistics — Minor Leagues – Baseball …
www.baseball-reference.com › Minor Leagues › Teams
Affiliation: Brooklyn Dodgers-NL Manager: … 6, Louis Colombo*, 26, 123, 432, 134, 20, 1, 4 .310 .389, 168. 7,

1945 Brooklyn Dodgers Minor League Affiliations – Baseball …
www.baseball-reference.com › Minor Leagues › Affiliates
1945 Brooklyn Dodgers Minor League Affiliates. Other Years: 1944 ….. 49, Louis Colombo*, 18, NNW, B, 56, 213, 66, 12, 2, 3 .310 .427, 91. 50,

*Member Local 802 and Local 6 Musicans Union, a HammondCast http://www.HammondCast.com

http://vimeo.com/37842424

Lou Colombo Movie by Jon Hammond from Jon Hammond on Vimeo.

http://www.facebook.com/v/10150559263552102

This is my Hammond Sk1 Organ in GKPE-49-TSA Gator Flight Case after I finally got it back from Newark EWR Airport after flying with it to Fort Myers from San Francisco, then taking it to Lou’s gig at Roadhouse Cafe, flying to JFK but my organ went to Newark by mistake. It was supposed to be delivered but they never even left the airport with it, so I took a bus ride back out to New Jersey from Times Square and picked it up personally. You can see the big INSPECTED sticker that TSA plastered of my American Federation of Musicians Union sticker. 2 days later I flew with it to San Francisco for a gig and that’s where I am now with my Sk1 Hammond Organ.

Lou’s band in front of Roadhouse Cafe Fort Myers FL

L to R: F.L. “Woody” Brubaker piano and keyboard bass, Gil DiBenedetto tenor saxophone and clarinet, Lou Colombo trumpet vocals, Nelson Foucht trombone, Richard Iannuzzi drums – photo by Jon Hammond

Lou Colombo, Trumpet, Jazz, Roadhouse Cafe, Fort Myers FL, Brooklyn Dodgers, 1978, Wychmere Harbor Club, Local 802 Musicians Union

**Note: Lou Colombo and my neighbor Leo Ball (R.I.P.) also a fine trumpet player member of Local 802 were born on the same day in Brockton MA

*LISTEN TO AUDIO: HERE HammondCast 17 and Breaking News from Jon Hammond

http://www.archive.org/details/HammondCast_17

HammondCast 17, just back from Hamburg Germany where I recorded my new album, an official production of NDR Radio in Studio 1 with some of my all-time favorite musicians: Lutz Buchner (Sax), Joe Gallardo (Trombone), Heinz Lichius (Drums), myself-Jon Hammond (XK-3 Organ/Bass) and Engineer: Rudy Grosser in Studio 1 NDR Radio. I’ll be playing some selections rough mixes (not so rough actually!) as my Christmas gift to the listeners, and speaking of Christmas…from inside San Francisco County Jail #8 “Pod E”, a live recording of my trio’s annual Christmas Prison Show with the great tenor saxophonist Larry Schneider & Ronnie Smith Jr. on drums along with myself on keys playing the Christmas classic: “Have Yourself a Merry Christmas”. Every year I tell the ladies “And ya’ better be good!”
And from the Studio 1 NDR Sessions my original blues shuffle: No X-Cess Baggage Blues, some fine playing by Lutz on one of my favorite ballads: My One and Only Love and my theme song: “Late Rent”. Special thanks to Knut Benzner of NDR Radio for co-producing these recordings now heard on KYOU Radio, 1550 on the AM Dial.
Jon Hammond
http://www.HammondCast.com

NDR SESSIONS Projekt

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ndr-sessions-projekt/id154024761

Spotlight on Lou Colombo

*LISTEN TO AUDIO: HammondCast 202 Pt 2 Spotlight on Lou Colombo KYOU Radio

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

*LISTEN TO AUDIO: HammondCast 201 KYOU Radio Spotlight on Lou Colombo Wychmere Harbor Club House Band

http://ia700407.us.archive.org/3/items/JonHammondHammondCast201KYOURadio/HammondCast201.mp3

http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondHammondCast201KYOURadio/

HammondCast 201 KYOU Radio, today Jon Hammond puts the spotlight on LOU COLOMBO trumpet player band leader originally from Brockton MA, Jon played organ with Lou for 2.5 years on the house band at the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club and Thompson’s Clam Bar in Harwich Port Cape Cod MA – a recently discovered recording from the bandstand with Lou Colombo, Jon Hammond on B3 organ, Frank Shea drums and 2 additional horns on a big Saturday night: “Meditation” medley with “Shadow of Your Smile”, “Honeysuckle Rose”, “Stars Fell On Alabama” medley with “Georgia”, “How Deep Is Your Love”, “Satin Doll” © http://www.jonhammondband.com 45 minutes

The articles reporting the sad and tragic death of Lou Louis Colombo that just appeared:

http://www.marcoislandflorida.com/article/20120304/NEWS0110/120304003/Massachusetts-man-killed-in-south-Fort-Myers-crash?odyssey=tab%7Cmostpopular%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE

Massachusetts man killed in south Fort Myers crash

An 84-year-old man from South Yarmouth, Massachusetts was killed late Saturday night in a vehicle crash at the intersection of McGregor Boulevard and Kapok Court in south Fort Myers.

Louis Colombo was killed when he turned west onto McGregor Boulevard, pulling out in front of a Jeep Wrangler heading north.

The Wrangler, driven by Hunter Blackburn, struck the left side of Colombo’s minivan and later hit a fire hydrant, cutting off water in the area for about three hours.

Blackburn, 52, was not injured.

http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120304/NEWS11/120309884/-1/rss04

By Karen Jeffrey
kjeffrey@capecodonline.com
March 04, 2012
Lou Colombo, the heart beat of jazz on Cape Cod for more than half a century was killed late Saturday night in a car crash in Fort Myers, Fla.

According to the Fort Myers Press News, Colombo, 84, was killed when he turned onto McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers, and was struck by a vehicle heading north.

Lou Colombo Movie on YouTube by Jon Hammond: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkqBaFIAXn4

“Jon Hammond here…I just came back from visiting my main man Lou Colombo the great trumpet player bandleader and former Pro Baseball player in Fort Myers Florida. I played on Lou’s band for 2.5 years in the late 70’s in house band at the Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod. Lou is going strong happy to report, playing regularly at the restaurant of his daughter Sherri and son inlaw Marc Neeley – Roadhouse Cafe during winter months and in the summer he plays at his son David’s Roadhouse Cafe in Hyannis MA on Cape Cod. I schlepped my Hammond Sk1 organ all the way down there in hopes I could sit in with Lou for a couple of tunes but unfortunately that wasn’t possible, however I shot some video of Lou and his fine group, so enjoy the music and personality of Lou Colombo, one of the all-time greats on his instrument!
The musicians on Lou’s band here at Roadhouse Cafe are Nelson Foucht on trombone, F.L. “Woody” Brubaker piano and keyboard bass, Richard Iannuzzi drums and Gil DiBenedetto tenor saxophone and clarinet.
Plus a little bit of flashback audio from our gig in 1978 near the end some photos, old and new from just a few days ago. Enjoy folks! sincerely, Jon Hammond
*Member Local 802 and Local 6 Musicans Union, a HammondCast”

On Blip TV: http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/lou-colombo-movie-by-jon-hammond-6000443

Friends say Colombo was returning to his winter home after a performance last night.

Born and raised in Brockton, Colombo began playing trumpet at age 12. He joined the military as a young man and had dreams of becoming a professional baseball player. He played for seven years, but a badly broken ankle forced his retirement from the Brooklyn Dodgers at the age of 24. Baseball’s loss became music’s gain.

Colombo played with some of the world’s great jazz musicians including Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie. He taught generations of musicians through his love of jazz, played performances in clubs, restaurants, schools and nursing homes on the Cape.

In a July 1988 interview with Eric Jackson on WGBH, Gillespie said of him, “Lou Colombo is what I would call a trumpet painter, he resolves. He starts playing and the notes keep going, but the chord keeps changing all the time. He’s a marvelous trumpet player.

“I went one night to hear him play. Boy, he asked me to play with him and I said ‘No- you got it Brother. I’m not going to jump into that hot water’. Lou’s pretty weird the way he plays because he plays with just one hand. He plays the valves with his right hand but doesn’t hold the horn with his left hand. This guy’s amazing. I’ve been preaching his name ever since that night I first heard him down on Cape Cod .”

Locally Colombo was renown as a teacher and generous performer who frequently asked young musicians to play with him, said Paul Nossiter, veteran jazz musician and long time friend of Colombo who makes his home on the Cape.

“He was a giant..an open-hearted, generous man and musician who loved his family, his friends, music and food,” Nossiter said. “This is a terrible loss for his family and friends, a real loss for Cape Cod.”

Read more in tomorrow’s Cape Cod Times

Tragic, greatest bandleader, Trumpet Player, Louis Colombo, Leo Ball, Fort Myers, South Yarmouth, Harwich Port, Tip O’neill, Jon Hammond, Musicians Union