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Jazz Kneipe Funky James Preston on Head Phone Jon Hammond Band - August 1, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jazz Kneipe Funky James Preston on Head Phone Jon Hammond Band Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondJazzKneipeFrankfurtJonHammondBandFunkyHeadPhone Jon Hammond and Attila Zoller in Jazz Kneipe Frankfurt Jon Hammond in front of die Jazz Kneipe Berlinerstrasse 70 Frankfurt am Main Jon Hammond says: "I played 207 gigs in the famous JAZZ KNEIPE Frankfurt at Berlinerstr. 70 until Regina the boss finally closed the doors and moved to Spain a few years ago, usually in Duo, sometimes as Trio but more often than not as Solo. This was a special occasion because my bandmates from California came over so I had them on the gig with addition of Sgt. Al Wittig of U.S. Air Force on tenor, James Preston of Sons of Champlin band drums, Barry Finnerty gtr., myself Jon Hammond at XB-2 Hammond organ. This was a very special place frequented by all the musicians after there gigs. A 5 hour gig until wee hours of the morning, Live Music 7 days a week in rotation with musicians like Piano George, Izio Gross, Wilson de Oliveira and members of HR Bigband. Regina introduced me to Tony Lakatos the Hungarian tenor saxophonist who I play with still today. The club was not large but it had a great atmosphere and was always a safe place to hang out until as late as 5AM. Sadly the Jazz Kneipe is still shuttered there on Berlinerstr. directly behind the Frankfurter Hof Hotel. All musicians tip their hat when they pass by. There's a lot of music in those walls!" Funky Head Phone © Jon Hammond International, Inc. ASCAP http://www.jonhammondband.com Youtube http://youtu.be/uwm1evylatI Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/PocketFunkJonHammondInShorelineAmphitheatreNewOrleansByTheBay Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men laying down some serious Pocket Funk at the 12th annual New Orleans by The Bay Food and Music Festival for Bill Graham Presents. Original Jon Hammond composition from Jon's album "Late Rent" with James Preston drums from Sons of Champlin band, Larry Schneider tenor saxophone, Barry Finnerty guitar and Jon Hammond at his 1965 Hammond B3 organ Special thanks Mick Brigden and the BGP Team http://www.jonhammondband.com I like how Jimmy wore his Tie-dye Peace Symbol shirt in to AFN Radio when we did the live broadcast on the powerful military station world-wide in March of 1994 - you will be / are greatly missed James Preston! Funky drummer, the hits are still going on - still reeling from the sad news he has passed a couple of days ago folks - Jon Hammond *Actual Broadcast on AFN from Frankfurt Headquarters: LINK: http://youtu.be/S1DXhw1z_rc "This remarkable film documents 3/17 1994 AFN POWERLITE Show live broadcast of JON HAMMOND Band playing and talking on-air with host MARGIE GLAD "The Voice of AFN Europe" 871AM MW at that time. First-ever public performance of original composition "Nu Funk" ("Hip Hop Chitlins"). The broadcast was heard world-wide and recorded and later released on Jon Hammond's album "Late Rent". James Preston of band Sons of Champlin drums, Barry Finnerty gtr., Jon Hammond XB-2 organ/bass Joe Berger audio."... San Francisco California -- Jon Hammond Band Lunchtime Gig in front of San Francisco City Hall - shown James Preston drums Jon Hammond at 1965 B3 Hammond organ Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V98fwDJSHWw 2,062 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/HeadPhoneOZZtoshStandSummerNAMM Head Phone, Frankfurt, Jazz Kneipe, Berlinerstrasse, Jon Hammond, Funky, James Preston drums, AFN, musikmesse, ASCAP Composer, Hammond Organ, Tighten Up

Jon Hammond Organ Group Music City Center Acoustic Nation Lobby Stage Pocket Funk - July 31, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond Organ Group Music City Center Acoustic Nation Lobby Stage Pocket Funk Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/PocketFunkNAMMAcousticNationStage Youtube http://youtu.be/sRdBjs_4u_I Jon Hammond Organ Group afternoon performance on Acoustic Nation NAMM Stage at Summer NAMM Show Nashville Tennessee. Roland Barber trombone, Evan Cobb tenor saxophone, Louis Flip Winfield drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond Organ - Camera: Nickolas Butterfield - ©JON HAMMOND International http://www.HammondCast.com/ *Special thanks JC Clifford & Sleishman Drum Co. / Mothertone, Music City Center http://www.namm.org/summer/2014/concerts-performances/jon-hammond-organ-group Jon Hammond Organ Group Performance Info Location: Music City Center Acoustic Nation Lobby Stage Time: Friday, July 18, 2014 - 3:15pm to 3:45pm Artist Info Jon Hammond: Organ / bass Leader Joe Berger: guitar Roland Barber: trombone Genre: Jazz Website: http://www.jonhammondband.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband Artist Bio: JON HAMMOND Instruments: Organ, Accordion, Piano, Guitar Attended: Berklee College of Music 1974, City College San Francisco Languages: English, German Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Hammond Organ. Musician: Jon Hammond is one of the premier B3 PLAYERS in the world. Jon has played professionally since age 12. Beginning as a solo accordionist, he later played Hammond B3 organ in a number of important San Francisco bands. His all original group HADES opened shows for Tower of Power, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Michael Bloomfield. Eddie Money and Barry Finnerty became musical associates. Moving East he attended Berklee College of Music and played venues as diverse as Boston's "Combat Zone" in the striptease clubs during the '70's and the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod, where he was house organist with the late great trumpet player Lou Colombo and developed a lasting friendship with House Speaker Tip O'Neill. He also toured the Northeast and Canada with the successful show revue "Easy Living", and continued his appearances at nightclubs in Boston and New York. Subsequently Hammond lived and traveled in Europe, where he has an enthusiastic following. TV/Video Producer: In 1981 Jon formed BackBeat Productions. Assisted by Lori Friedman (Video by LORI), the innovative TV show "The Jon Hammond Show" became a Manhattan Cable TV favorite. Jon's "Live on the street" video style included news events, as well as live music/video clips of Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge and many others. The weekly show is now in it's 30th year and has influenced the broadcasts of David Letterman and others. Billboard Magazine hailed Jon's show as "The Alternative to MTV". LINK http://youtu.be/7TApELTO1XI Head Phone - Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie of Jon's Band Featuring Bernard Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Alex Budman, Joe Berger2, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Stephen Fortner, Scott May, Joe Berger rips it up! Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Hilton Anaheim Lobby Special Program on 80th Anniversary of Hammond Organ USA - Front of House / FOH Mix by Brian English - Denny Mack Audio - announcement - Stephen Fortner - Editor Keyboard Magazine Jon Hammond Organ Group *Note: "Head Phone" composed by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND Intl. ASCAP recorded with Bernard Purdie originally on Jon's album Late Rent in year of 1989 - Big Special Thanks to Jay Dittamo for standin' in the cuff for Bernard, thanks Jay! special thanks to Scott May and Gregg Gregory Gronowski - Hammond Suzuki Musical Instruments Team Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/BluesExtravaganzafastSlowMusikmesseSessionForMobile Youtube http://youtu.be/4uRnrO5U0l4 Blues Extravaganza 18th consecutive year Musikmesse-Session for an enthusiastic crowd in Jazzkeller Hofheim - Jon Hammond Band closing out the night with an uptempo blues and a slow blues Joe Berger aka The Berger-Meister guitar Peter Klohmann tenor sax Totó Giovanni Gulino drums Jon Hammond organ Continuing the tradition, next year the date will be 14th of March 2014 - special thanks to the newly re-elected Mayor / Bürgermeisterin von Hofheim Gisela Stang for joining us on this very special evening and thank you / dankeschön to all the people of Hofheim am Taunus and the Team at Jazzkeller Hofheim! Sincerely, Jon Hammond and Band http://www.jonhammondband.com CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1140146 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1ydded_blues-extravaganza-fast-slow-musikmesse-session-for-mobile-wow_music Jon Hammond Band Facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=840827385946060 Jon Hammond Musikmesse Warm Up Party Chocolate Chocolate Cake baked by Saray Pastnesi Bakery on Mainzer Landstrasse FFM - Musikmesse Warm Up Party 2013 very special friends in Jazzkeller Frankfurt - thank you so much everybody for joining us for celebrating 27 years Musikmesse and 60 year birthday boy cake action with Jon Hammond Band, Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Totó Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon at the Sk1 Hammond organ - we're going to do it again next year in 2014! L to R: Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM, Jon Hammond, Joe Berger Betty Heywood, NAMM director of International Affairs and Jon Hammond at Musikmesse Warm Up Party - Jazzkeller Frankfurt Chocolate Chocolate cake action - Super Jenny cutting cake - many thanks Super Jenny! - Musikmesse Warm Up Party 2013 very special friends in Jazzkeller Frankfurt - thank you so much everybody for joining us for celebrating 27 years Musikmesse and 60 year birthday boy cake action with Jon Hammond Band, Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Totó Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon at the Sk1 Hammond organ - we're going to do it again next year in 2014! The Best Baker in Frankfurt delivered personally my birthday / 27 year Musikmesse Warm Up Party chocolate chocolate cake last night to Jazzkeller Frankfurt, dankeschön! Jon Hammond - Day 1 Musikmesse kicking it off folks, JH Musikmesse Warm Up Party 2013 very special friends in Jazzkeller Frankfurt - thank you so much everybody for joining us for celebrating 27 years Musikmesse and 60 year birthday boy cake action with Jon Hammond Band, Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Totó Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon at the Sk1 Hammond organ - we're going to do it again next year in 2014! — at Jazzkeller Tony Lakatos, Jon Hammond, Totó Giovanni Gulino, Joe Berger Musikmesse Warm Up Party 2013 very special friends in Jazzkeller Frankfurt - thank you so much everybody for joining us for celebrating 27 years Musikmesse and 60 year birthday boy cake action with Jon Hammond Band, Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Totó Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon at the Sk1 Hammond organ - we're going to do it again next year in 2014! MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME http://www.journal-frankfurt.de/journal_news/Kultur-9/My-home-away-from-home-Jon-Hammond-zum-27-Mal-auf-der-Musikmesse-18308.html?src=funkyjazz&id&rewrite_titel Jon Hammond zum 27. Mal auf der Musikmesse Nomen est omen. Der Mann heißt Hammond und spielt eine Hammond. Der Organist aus New York freut sich auf Frankfurt und lädt zur Musikmesse Warm Up Party am 9.4. in den Jazzkeller ein. JOURNAL FRANKFURT: Was war für Sie zuerst da - die Frankfurter Musikmesse oder Auftritte im Jazzkeller? Jon Hammond: Die Musikmesse. Ich kam 1987 zum ersten Mal nach Frankfurt, zusammen mit Joe Berger, der auf der Messe für Engl Amplifiers spielte. Wir flogen mit der Lufthansa ein und teilten uns ein Zimmer im berühmten Prinz Otto Hotel am Hauptbahnhof. Schon in der ersten Nacht stellte mir Joe den großen John Entwistle, den Bassisten von The Who vor. Es wurde eine lange Nacht, in der wir Cognac tranken und Erdnüsse knabberten in eiern Suite des Marriott Hotels. Ich habe Joe bei einer Session mit John und Ringo Starrs Sohn Zak Starkey im Dorian Grey Club gefilmt bei einer Soundcheck Party. In den ersten paar Jahren spielte ich nicht oft live weil ich noch keine transportierbare Hammond Orgel hatte vor 1991 als ich den Prototyp einer XB-2 Hammond Orgel bekam mit der ich dann um die Welt reiste. Hauptsächliche dokumenierte ich aber die Messe für meine Cable TV Show in New York, die inzwischen im 29. Jahr als The Jon Hammond Show -- Music, Travel and Soft News präsentiert. Die harten Nachrichten überlasse ich CNN und den großen Networks (lacht). Vom ersten Jahr an fühlten wir uns der Musikmesse eng verbunden, haben seitdem eine tolle Zeit hier, kommen jedes Jahr wieder bis wir kleine, alte Männer sind. Das Jazzkeller-Konzert am Vorabend der Musikmesse ist zu einer netten Tradition geworden - wie kam es dazu, was bedeutet es Ihnen und wir werden Sie dieses Jahr diesen Abend im Jazzkeller zelebrieren? Ab 1991 lernte ich mehr und mehr Musikmesse-Menschen kennen und die mich und auch einiges von meiner Musik. Einige von ihnen ermunterten mich, doch auch für Auftritte nach Deutschland zu kommen weil es hier doch ein Interesse an Hammond-Orgel-Groove-Music gab. Mit der schon erwähnten, kleinen, kompakten aber sehr kraftvollen Orgel war das alles möglich. Zudem machte ich in New York gerade eine schwere Zeit durch, mein Vater war gestorben und ich hatte das Gefühl, einige Veränderungen könnten meinem Leben gut tun. Also kam ich nach Frankfurt mit meiner XB-2, allerdings mit einem Rückflugticket falls etwas schief gehen würde. Ich rief viele Musiker an, ließ sie wissen, ich bin jetzt da, lasst uns zusammen spielen. Das war für mich der Anfang einer langen, sehr speziellen Beziehung, vor allem zum Frankfurter Publikum nach ersten kleinen erfolgen im Jazzkeller und einer kurzen Auftritt im Hessen Report im Fernsehen. Beatrix Rief verdanke ich dieses "lucky light on me", eine tolle Erfahrung. Seitdem nenne ich Frankfurt "My Good Luck City" und im Jazzkeller begann auch alles für mich als Musiker. Deshalb liegt mir der Club auch so nah am Herzen, deshalb hatte ich auch die Idee, meine "Musikmesse Warm Up Party" dort zu realisieren, immer in der Nacht bevor die Messe startet was zu einer schönen Tradition wurde. Im ersten Jahr, in dem ich dann auch ein wenig Sponsoring von Philip Morris bekam, konnte ich damit einige Flugtickets für befreundete Musik bezahlen. Darüber war ich sehr glücklich. Dabei rauche ich selbst gar nicht. Wie würden Sie Ihr persönliches Verhältnis zu Deutschland und Frankfurt beschrieben? Lassen Sie es mich so sagen: ich liebe Frankfurt und die Frankfurter waren immer gut zu mir in all den Jahren. Ich könnte ein ganzes Buch über die Zeit schreiben, in der ich in Bornheim wohnte und Nacht für Nacht in der alten Jazzkneipe in der Berliner Straße auftrat. Das war der Treffpunkt, wo auch die Musiker der HR Bigband hinkamen und es gab eine generöse Chefin in der kleinen Kneipe. Auch Regine Dobberschütz und Eugen Hahn im Jazzkeller waren wahre Jazzengel für mich, die mir so vieles ermöglichten in der Zeit. Wir konnten auch in den Studios von AFN Radio spielen, waren die einzigen Musiker, die das - mit einer Sondergenehmigung des US Militärs - durften. Für ein wenig Promotion für die Musikmesse. Wir nannten das Programm für die AFN "Profile TV "-Show "Sound Police". Wir hatten viel Spaß. Kein Wunder also, dass ich Frankfurt als my home away from home begreife und ich mich jedes Mal wieder freue zur Musikmesse zu reisen, in diesem Jahr übrigens zum 27. Mal in Folge. Und ich bin diesmal besonders aufgeregt, heim nach Frankfurt zu kommen weil ich gerade 60 Jahre alt geworden bin. Wer wird in diesem Jahr zum Gelingen des Konzertes mit teils komponierter, teils improvisierter Musik, so nehme ich an, beitragen und was für einen Sound wird die Band präsentieren? Ich habe etwa 90% der Kompositionen geschrieben, die wir spielen werden. Es ist die Musik, die man auch in meiner New Yorker TV-Show hören kann und die mich mehrmals um die Welt getragen hat. Meinen Stil nenne ich "Swinging Funky Jazz and Blues" und featurert die ganz wunderbaren Solisten in meine Band: Tony Lakatos, den großen ungarischen Tenorsaxophonisten, der auch Mitglied in der hr Bigband ist, dann meinen alten Freund Giovanni Gulino, diesen tollen Schlagzeuger, der schon für fast alle Großen der Szene getrommelt hat. Ich liebe diese Jungs. Als Gitarrist ist mein alten Freund und Kollege Joe Berger dabei, den man auch als The Berger-Meister kennt. Auf diese Formation bin ich wirklich stolz. Werden Sie im Jazzkeller wieder eine Hammond Orgel spielen? Ja, sicher, das neueste Modell, eine Sk1, die exakt so klingt wie die legendäre B3. Ich liebe sie. Und sie wiegt nur noch sieben Kilo (Anm. des Autors: Das Original, ein echtes Möbel mit viel Holz, mussten immer zwei Menschen mit viel Muskelkraft die Treppen rauf und runter hieven), ein deutliches Indiz, dass wir in der Zukunft angekommen sind. Da stecken viele Jahre Forschung und Entwicklung drin, auch Bühnenerprobungen. Ich ziehe den Hut vor den Ingenieuren von Suzuki, ein unverwüstliches Instrument erschaffen zu haben. Und das unterziehe ich jetzt einen echten Härttest (lacht). 27. März 2013 Interview: Detlef Kinsler photo: Detlef Kinsler and Jon Hammond in Jazzkeller Web: www.jazzkeller.com / www.jonhammondband.com Power Shot - P.Mauriat FMS 2013 Team - Blues and Jazz Session with the great P.Mauriat Artists and Jon Hammond at Sk1 Hammond organ - big special thanks to main man Alex Mingmann Hsieh! - Jon Hammond — with Reiner Witzel, Klaus Wangorsch, André de Laat, Pmauriat Albest, Agnieszka Obrebska and PMauriat Saxophones at musikmesse The next hot shot tenor player folks! At P.Mauriat stand H4.1 E71 Frankfurt Musikmesse 2013 - Jon Hammond — with P Mauriat HQ and Pmauriat Albest Wolfgang Lücke Fearless Leader Direktor of Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound world's biggest Music Trade Show and Jon Hammond on last day of the fair - it is a monster job, Wolfgang and his mighty team pulled it off to perfection like every year - and like his name says, brings Good Luck to me and all the family of Music Exhibitors, thanks a million / dankeschön Wolfgang and Team! We will meet again in Shanghai Messefrankfurt Music-China - totally rockin' show once again! - Jon — with Wolfgang Lücke at musikmesse Name this great saxophonist Folks! P.Mauriat Blues and Jazz Session Day 3 in 2013 Musikmesse with Jon Hammond at the organ http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151383558292102&set=at.61160682101.82732.558692101.1433598677 - *It's Mike Smith from Chicago folks! JH Paul de Laat: Morgen op de Musikmesse!!!! Play it bro!!! ;) — with Arno Haas, Jon Hammond, André de Laat and Tony Lakatos Róbert Murányi Tony Lakatos a plakát közepén... a magyar szaxis viszi a hátán a csapatot? Thank you for posting the Plakat of P.Mauriat Blues & Jazz booth session Paul de Laat - your brother plays wonderfully and is a very nice cat! all the best, Jon Hammond http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2940647253085&set=a.1211455144363.26432.1768309512 Power shot: Ludovic Beier the great Accordion and Accordina virtuoso Roland V-Accordion Artist, Jon Hammond and Suzuki Instruments Executives Shigeyuki Ohtaka and President Shuji Suzuki on last day of 2013 Frankfurt Musikmesse - check out my interview with Ludovic and his performances on Youtube http://youtu.be/aoSYDrWRrok LUDOVIC BEIER chromatic accordion virtuoso Jazz Musician from France is Jon's guest here on HammondCast Saxophone Mouthpiece builder Rafy Navarro with Jon Hammond and Tony Lakatos - Rafy also makes Bob Mintzer's mouthpiece - Frankfurt Musikmesse 2013 — with Tony Lakatos at musikmesse Pigini / Excelsior Accordion Friends at 2013 Musikmesse L to R: Roberto Lucanero, Massimo Pigini, Jon Hammond, Federico Pigini *note: Excelsior in back of my head is similar to the one I play, magnificent hand-crafted instruments! *2nd image Heinz Aumüller Excelsior Deutschland and Jon Hammond - Keys To Happiness Excelsior Accordions Hand Built in Castelfidardo Italy – USA Artist Jon Hammond http://hammondcast.wordpress.com/2011/09/17/keys-to-happiness-excelsior-accordions-usa-artist-jon-hammond/ — with with Roberto Lucanero Preview of some of the photographs of the great Rock Photographer Andreas Meer of Jon Hammond Band playing 18th consecutive year Musikmesse-Session in Jazzkeller-Hofheim - it was a great night, thank you to all the folks who joined us including Gisela Stang Bürgermeisterin der Stadt Hofheim, wonderful Team of Jazzkeller-Hofheim and these musicians: Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Totó Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger aka The Berger-Meister guitar and Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ - thank you so much for documenting our concert Andreas! Jon Hammond http://www.jonhammondband.com Back at The Jazzkeller Hofheim for 18th consecutive year - and it's starting to rain outside big time *second image with good friend long-time Jazzkeller Hofheimer Konrad Neupert so great to see Konrad again thanks/dankeschön Konrad! Jon Hammond Just as I arrived at Jazzkeller-Hofheim it started raining cats and dogs! Power Photo! L to R: Michael Falkenstein fearless Leader of Hammond Germany with is wonderful lady Super Jenny Jennifer Schiele, Joe Berger The Berger-Meister, Shuji Suzuki President of Suzuki Musical Instruments makers of my Hammond organ and myself Jon Hammond as we all meet in the busy hall of 2013 Frankfurt Musikmesse yesterday! — with Michael Falkenstein, Jennifer Schiele and Joe Berger Photo by Andreas Meer Jazzkeller Hofheim - incredible great Jazz-night with Jon Hammond, Totó Giovanni Gulino drums, Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar at Sk1 Hammond orgel - Fr. 12.04. Musikmesse-Session mit Jon Hammond Band — with Joe Berger, Jon Hammond Organ Group, Totó Giovanni Gulino, Jon Hammond Band, Peter Klohmann and Jon Hammond P Mauriat Blues and Jazz session with Jon Hammond and P.Mauriat artists Day 3 at 2013 Musikmesse, Going For The Sound! P.Mauriat: "Thank you for visiting and see you in China": http://www.pmauriatmusic.com/en/news/4-events-news/262-thank-you-for-visiting-and-see-you-in-music-china Hofheim am Taunus -- Great night in history - Gisela Stang Bürgermeisterin der Stadt Hofheim meets Berger-Meister (Joe Berger) - Jon Hammond Band in Jazzkeller Hofheim L to R: Joe Berger aka Berger-Meister, Gisela Stang, Totó Giovanni Gulino, Peter Kohmann, Joe Berger is happy about this...and we all are, go Gisela in the election, keep up the great work in Hofheim am Taunus! - Jon Hammond — with Joe Berger, Gisela Stang, Jon Hammond Band, Totó Giovanni Gulino and Peter Klohmann The great Music Photographer Documentarian Andreas Meer and Jon Hammond on last day of Musikmesse 2013 - I am so happy and blessed that main man Andreas came directly from Paris to our concert last night in Jazzkeller Hofheim and shot incredible photos, documented the entire event, merci beaucoup...and thank you very much Andreas! Some photos will be coming soon, wow this is so super, Andreas Meer is one of the greatest Rock photographers in the world! Thanks a million Andreas! Jon Hammond and Band — at musikmesse Power Shot: with Ludovic Beier my favorite accordionist, accordina virtuoso and the Father of Roland V-Accordion and Jon Hammond on last day of Frankfurt Musikmesse 2013, bravo Ludovic! Jon Youtube http://youtu.be/aoSYDrWRrok 2,697 — with Ludovic Beier at musikmesse Big big congratulations to my friend Chan Mei Leng on the Grand Opening of her wonderful new "Selera Malaysian Restaurant" located very close to the Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof on Muenchenerstr. 52, the food is fantastic - wishing you many successes long long time Leng and Selera Team! Jon Hammond — with Chan Mei Leng at Selera Malaysian Restaurant Muenchenerstr. 52 Frankfurt am Main Pocket Funk, NAMM Show, Nashville, Organ Group, Jon Hammond, ASCAP Composer, Sk1, Acoustic Nation, Music City Center, Musicians Union, Local 802

James Preston RIP Funky Bay Area Drummer Pocket Funk Shoreline Amphitheatre - July 30, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: James Preston RIP Funky Bay Area Drummer Pocket Funk Shoreline Amphitheatre Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/PocketFunkJonHammondInShorelineAmphitheatreNewOrleansByTheBay Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men laying down some serious Pocket Funk at the 12th annual New Orleans by The Bay Food and Music Festival for Bill Graham Presents. Original Jon Hammond composition from Jon's album "Late Rent" with James Preston drums from Sons of Champlin band, Larry Schneider tenor saxophone, Barry Finnerty guitar and Jon Hammond at his 1965 Hammond B3 organ Special thanks Mick Brigden and the BGP Team http://www.jonhammondband.com I like how Jimmy wore his Tie-dye Peace Symbol shirt in to AFN Radio when we did the live broadcast on the powerful military station world-wide in March of 1994 - you will be / are greatly missed James Preston! Funky drummer, the hits are still going on - still reeling from the sad news he has passed a couple of days ago folks - Jon Hammond *Actual Broadcast on AFN from Frankfurt Headquarters: LINK: http://youtu.be/S1DXhw1z_rc "This remarkable film documents 3/17 1994 AFN POWERLITE Show live broadcast of JON HAMMOND Band playing and talking on-air with host MARGIE GLAD "The Voice of AFN Europe" 871AM MW at that time. First-ever public performance of original composition "Nu Funk" ("Hip Hop Chitlins"). The broadcast was heard world-wide and recorded and later released on Jon Hammond's album "Late Rent". James Preston of band Sons of Champlin drums, Barry Finnerty gtr., Jon Hammond XB-2 organ/bass Joe Berger audio."... San Francisco California -- Jon Hammond Band Lunchtime Gig in front of San Francisco City Hall - shown James Preston drums Jon Hammond at 1965 B3 Hammond organ Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V98fwDJSHWw 2,062 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/HeadPhoneOZZtoshStandSummerNAMM OZZtosh Guitars Stand at Summer NAMM Nashville Tennessee - Jon Hammond and Joe Berger jamming for friends on the tune "Head Phone" from Jon Hammond Band Repertoire through 2 classic amps, Jon's organ through an Ampeg B-15 bass amp and Joe is playing the OZZtosh through a classic Fender - fine people making fine instruments with space age aluminum construction! http://www.ozztosh.com/ - thanks very much Barbara & Brian Ostosh & Nickolas Butterfield - The NAMM Show — at Nashville Music City Center STOLEN: #REPOST #SHARE #HELPFIND 07.20.2014 in the early hours between 12am-8am. 2 ALUMINUM BASS Guitars stolen from a car in the parking-lot at the Club Hotel Inn & Suites 2435 Atrium Way Nashville, TN 37214 at the end of the NAMM Convention. ALERT as many people with the use of SOCIAL MEDIA. KINDLY HELP US RECOVER our hard work! #SHARE #REPOST Sincerely, Brian Ostosh & Barbara Rospond #sharethis #summernamm #2014namm #stolengear #stolenbass #helpfind #crime Party Barge has left - James Preston R.I.P. drums with Jon Hammond and Terry Haggerty LINK: http://youtu.be/inzkjTzdecs Thanks for all the great hits JP!! - "Nobody could do the tighten up like James Preston": Jon Hammond Remembering James Preston here: Fun in the Sun and Water on the Lake with Jon Hammond at the XB-2 organ, James Preston drums and Terry Haggerty original guitarist of Sons of Champlin band (Marin County CA) playing Jon's tune "Turkey Dog Saute" powered by a generator cruising on a nice day, enjoy! — with Jon Hammond, James Preston and Terry Haggerty at Lake Berryessa Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/LateRentThemeSongAcousticNationStage Jon Hammond Organ Group performs original theme song "Late Rent" at Summer NAMM Show Nashville Tennessee on the Acoustic Nation Stage. Musicians: Roland Barber - trombone, Evan Cobb - tenor sax, Joe Berger - guitar, Louis Flip Winfield - drums, Jon Hammond - organ http://www.jonhammondband.com/ special thanks to Nickolas Butterfield camera, JC Clifford & Michael Turner Mothertone crew for Louis and the fine Sleishman Drum Co drums you hear here - JH Youtube http://youtu.be/4jTXzicbPiY CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1155766 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2259tv_late-rent-theme-song-acoustic-nation-stage_music Vimeo http://vimeo.com/101913407 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondPhotosAndOrganGroupAtSummerNAMMNashville Jon Hammond's Summer NAMM Nashville Photos and Jon Hammond Organ Group kicking it off on the NAMM Acoustic Nation Stage - Roland Barber trombone, Evan Cobb tenor, Joe Berger guitar, Louis Flip Winfield drums, Jon Hammond organ/bass - The NAMM Show — at Nashville Music City Center - *Special thanks JC Clifford & Sleishman Drum Co. / Mothertone Camera Credit: Nickolas Butterfield http://www.HammondCast.com/ NAMM Acoustic Nation Stage Jon Hammond Organ Group Youtube http://youtu.be/CZMB2uTYyaM CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1154470 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x21xv7u_jon-hammond-photos-and-organ-group-at-summer-namm-nashville_music Jon Hammond Band Facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=869085386453593 James Preston, RIP, Funky Drummer, Pocket Funk, Nashville, Hammond Organ, Jon Hammond, Late Rent, ASCAP Composer, NAMM Show, Musicians Union, Local 802

Head Phone OZZtosh Stand Summer NAMM Show Nashville Tennessee - July 29, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Head Phone OZZtosh Stand Summer NAMM Show Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/HeadPhoneOZZtoshStandSummerNAMM OZZtosh Guitars Stand at Summer NAMM Nashville Tennessee - Jon Hammond and Joe Berger jamming for friends on the tune "Head Phone" from Jon Hammond Band Repertoire through 2 classic amps, Jon's organ through an Ampeg B-15 bass amp and Joe is playing the OZZtosh through a classic Fender - fine people making fine instruments with space age aluminum construction! http://www.ozztosh.com/ - thanks very much Barbara & Brian Ostosh & Nickolas Butterfield - The NAMM Show — at Nashville Music City Center STOLEN: #REPOST #SHARE #HELPFIND 07.20.2014 in the early hours between 12am-8am. 2 ALUMINUM BASS Guitars stolen from a car in the parking-lot at the Club Hotel Inn & Suites 2435 Atrium Way Nashville, TN 37214 at the end of the NAMM Convention. ALERT as many people with the use of SOCIAL MEDIA. KINDLY HELP US RECOVER our hard work! #SHARE #REPOST Sincerely, Brian Ostosh & Barbara Rospond #sharethis #summernamm #2014namm #stolengear #stolenbass #helpfind #crime Party Barge has left - James Preston R.I.P. drums with Jon Hammond and Terry Haggerty LINK: http://youtu.be/inzkjTzdecs Thanks for all the great hits JP!! Remembering James Preston here: Fun in the Sun and Water on the Lake with Jon Hammond at the XB-2 organ, James Preston drums and Terry Haggerty original guitarist of Sons of Champlin band (Marin County CA) playing Jon's tune "Turkey Dog Saute" powered by a generator cruising on a nice day, enjoy! — with Jon Hammond, James Preston and Terry Haggerty at Lake Berryessa I like how Jimmy wore his Tie-dye Peace Symbol shirt in to AFN Radio when we did the live broadcast on the powerful military station world-wide in March of 1994 - you will be / are greatly missed James Preston! Funky drummer, the hits are still going on - still reeling from the sad news he has passed a couple of days ago folks - Jon Hammond *Actual Broadcast on AFN from Frankfurt Headquarters: LINK: http://youtu.be/S1DXhw1z_rc "This remarkable film documents 3/17 1994 AFN POWERLITE Show live broadcast of JON HAMMOND Band playing and talking on-air with host MARGIE GLAD "The Voice of AFN Europe" 871AM MW at that time. First-ever public performance of original composition "Nu Funk" ("Hip Hop Chitlins"). The broadcast was heard world-wide and recorded and later released on Jon Hammond's album "Late Rent". James Preston of band Sons of Champlin drums, Barry Finnerty gtr., Jon Hammond XB-2 organ/bass Joe Berger audio."... — with James Preston in Frankfurt, Germany Grieving the death of James Preston today - I started playing music with James when I was 15 years old in 1968. I did some of my most important hits in my life with Jim over the years, including a live world-wide broadcast on AFN the military power radio network from Frankfurt headquarters http://youtu.be/S1DXhw1z_rc - The Fillmore, opening up for The Sons on June 4th of 1999 http://youtu.be/NdR8LvyBX2w Shoreline Amphitheatre http://youtu.be/zjzDLUmUpsUhttp://youtu.be/570UApnn_cQ San Francisco City Hall http://youtu.be/SaVA_gA5IXo http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jon_Hammond_at_1965_Hammond_B3_Organ_in_concert_San_Francisco_City_Hall.jpg Jimmy had a natural feel and high level of god-given talent, one of the funkiest drummers ever came out of the Bay Area and fierce in his convictions, I will greatly miss him! - sincerely, Jon Hammond Rest in Peace Jimmy!! Sending my deepest and sincerest condolences to the Preston Family and all the Sons of Champlin musicians - friends and musicians who've played with Jim over the years. - JH / Jon Hammond Band / Jon Hammond Organ Group — with James Preston and Jon Hammond at San Francisco City Hall. OZZtosh, Electric guitars, Stolen report, James Preston, R.I.P., NAMM Show, AFN Radio, Jon Hammond, Drums, Organ, Funky drums, Tighten up, ASCAP Composer

Late Rent Theme Song Acoustic Nation Stage Nashville Music City Center - July 28, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Late Rent Theme Song Acoustic Nation Stage Nashville Music City Center Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/LateRentThemeSongAcousticNationStage Jon Hammond Organ Group performs original theme song "Late Rent" at Summer NAMM Show Nashville Tennessee on the Acoustic Nation Stage. Musicians: Roland Barber - trombone, Evan Cobb - tenor sax, Joe Berger - guitar, Louis Flip Winfield - drums, Jon Hammond - organ http://www.jonhammondband.com/ special thanks to Nickolas Butterfield camera, JC Clifford & Michael Turner Mothertone crew for Louis and the fine Sleishman Drum Co drums you hear here - JH Youtube http://youtu.be/4jTXzicbPiY CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1155766 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2259tv_late-rent-theme-song-acoustic-nation-stage_music Vimeo http://vimeo.com/101913407 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondPhotosAndOrganGroupAtSummerNAMMNashville Jon Hammond's Summer NAMM Nashville Photos and Jon Hammond Organ Group kicking it off on the NAMM Acoustic Nation Stage - Roland Barber trombone, Evan Cobb tenor, Joe Berger guitar, Louis Flip Winfield drums, Jon Hammond organ/bass - The NAMM Show — at Nashville Music City Center - *Special thanks JC Clifford & Sleishman Drum Co. / Mothertone Camera Credit: Nickolas Butterfield http://www.HammondCast.com/ NAMM Acoustic Nation Stage Jon Hammond Organ Group Youtube http://youtu.be/CZMB2uTYyaM CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1154470 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x21xv7u_jon-hammond-photos-and-organ-group-at-summer-namm-nashville_music Jon Hammond Band Facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=869085386453593 Late Rent, Nashville, Funky Jazz, Hammond Organ, Sk1, ASCAP Composer, Jon Hammond, Organ group, Roland Barber, trombone, Evan Cobb, Tenor, Louis Winfield, Mothertone, Joe Berger

Lydia's Tune In Nashville Summer NAMM Acoustic Nation - July 24, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Lydia's Tune In Nashville Summer NAMM Acoustic Nation https://archive.org/details/LydiasTuneInNashvilleSummerNAMMAcousticNation Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=870484082980390 Jon Hammond Organ Group original "Lydia's Tune" performed at Summer NAMM Show Nashville Tennessee on Acoustic Nation Stage, featuring: Roland Barber trombone, Evan Cobb tenor saxophone, Louis Flip Winfield drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ http://www.HammondCast.com/ special thanks to Nickolas Butterfield camera, JC Clifford & Michael Turner Mothertone crew for Louis and the fine Sleishman Drum Co drums you hear here - JH — with Jon Hammond, Evan Cobb, Joe Berger, Roland Barber and Louis Flip Winfield at Nashville Music City Center CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1155440 Youtube http://youtu.be/Jv_WRNFJWPs Charlie Morgan on drums with Chas Sandford 12 string gtr./vocals a few nights ago at a very fine Listening Party in the Grand Victor Sound Nashville studios in the big live room - sounding real good Charlie! - David M Santos-bass, thanks, Jon Hammond — with Chas Sandford and Charlie Morgan at Ben Folds Studio Blues in The Braithophone Stand Summer NAMM http://wwww.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152196110822102 Saxophonist George Braith inventor and player of the Braithophone and organist Jon Hammond in a spontaneous Blues Jazz Session in The Braithophone Stand at Summer NAMM Show in Nashville Tennessee with photo collage of George's amazing career http://georgetbraith.com/ — with George Braith and George Braith at Nashville Music City Center. Hitting the big fat minor 11th chord! With Joe Berger in the OZZtosh guitars stand at Summer NAMM Show - Nashville Tennessee - Jon Hammond — with Joe Berger at Nashville Music City Center Nashville Tennessee -- Good to see / hear my friend Bobby Kimball making his great music live at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville Music City Center the other day! - Jon Hammond http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Kimball Robert Troy "Bobby" Kimball (born March 29, 1947) is an American singer, best known as the original and longtime frontman of the rock band Toto. Robert Troy Kimball Born March 29, 1947 (age 67) Orange, Texas, U.S. Genres Arena rock, hard rock, pop rock, adult contemporary, soft rock Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician Instruments Vocals, keyboards Years active 1962–present Associated acts Toto, Jimi Jamison Robert Troy Kimball was born in Orange, Texas, and was raised in nearby Vinton, Louisiana, as Vinton did not have a hospital (thus, he was born across the state line). Kimball started singing as a child, dabbling on voice and piano in a musical household throughout his youth. Throughout the 1970s, Kimball performed as a vocalist in various New Orleans-area bands, including The Levee Band, which would later become LeRoux after Kimball left. In 1974, Bobby Kimball left Louisiana and moved to Los Angeles where he joined 3 members from the defunct band, Three Dog Night, to form a new band called S.S. Fools. They released one album on CBS Records, but the band split up within a year and a half. About six months later, Kimball was asked by David Paich and Jeff Porcaro, to join the five session musicians to form Toto. He submitted a self-penned audition song for the band, "You Are The Flower", which was included on their debut album. Kimball performed on the first four studio albums by Toto, but was released from the band in 1984 during the sessions for the Isolation LP. A longstanding urban legend holds that the band named itself 'Toto' after Kimball's "real" name, "Robert Toteaux." In reality, this story was simply a joke perpetrated and perpetuated by Toto's original bassist, David Hungate. According to Toto guitarist Steve Lukather, the reason for this choice of band name was that Toto was "really simple, easy to remember and easily identified in every language." Jazz Session Trumpets Saxophones Organ - Jon Hammond The NAMM Show http://hammondcast.blog.ca/2014/05/19/jazz-session-trumpets-saxophones-organ-jon-hammond-namm-show-18481407/ Jazz session at P.Mauriat stand 4514 ensemble with trumpets saxophones and Jon Hammond at the organ.. Jon Hammond Vimeo at Summer NAMM Show - calling George Braith http://vimeo.com/101410826 - JH in Nashville Tennessee AFM Local 257 at Summer NAMM Show Nashville - Jon Hammond Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondPhotosAndOrganGroupAtSummerNAMMNashville Jon Hammond's Summer NAMM Nashville Photos and Jon Hammond Organ Group kicking it off on the NAMM Acoustic Nation Stage - Roland Barber trombone, Evan Cobb tenor, Joe Berger guitar, Louis Flip Winfield drums, Jon Hammond organ/bass - The NAMM Show — at Nashville Music City Center - *Special thanks JC Clifford & Sleishman Drum Co. / Mothertone Camera Credit: Nickolas Butterfield http://www.HammondCast.com/ NAMM Acoustic Nation Stage Jon Hammond Organ Group Youtube http://youtu.be/CZMB2uTYyaM CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1154470 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x21xv7u_jon-hammond-photos-and-organ-group-at-summer-namm-nashville_music Lydia, Summer NAMM, Jazz group, Bossa Nova, Hammond Organ, Sk1, Acoustic Nation, Nashville Tennessee, ASCAP Composer, Trombone, Roland Barber, Evan Cobb, Tenor Sax, Louis Winfield, Drums, Joe Berger guitar

Jon Hammond Photos And Organ Group At Summer NAMM Nashville - July 22, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond Photos And Organ Group At Summer NAMM Nashville Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondPhotosAndOrganGroupAtSummerNAMMNashville Jon Hammond's Summer NAMM Nashville Photos and Jon Hammond Organ Group kicking it off on the NAMM Acoustic Nation Stage - Roland Barber trombone, Evan Cobb tenor, Joe Berger guitar, Louis Flip Winfield drums, Jon Hammond organ/bass - The NAMM Show — at Nashville Music City Center - *Special thanks JC Clifford & Sleishman Drum Co. / Mothertone Camera Credit: Nickolas Butterfield http://www.HammondCast.com/ NAMM Acoustic Nation Stage Jon Hammond Organ Group Youtube http://youtu.be/CZMB2uTYyaM CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1154470 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x21xv7u_jon-hammond-photos-and-organ-group-at-summer-namm-nashville_music Jon Hammond Band Facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=869085386453593 Summer NAMM Show, Nashville Tennessee, Music City Center, Hammond Organ, Group, Combo, Blues, Jazz, Funky music, tenor sax, trombone, guitar, Suzuki Musical Instruments, Sk1

Summer NAMM Nashville Jon Hammond Organ Group Music City Center - July 10, 2014

Nashville Tennessee -- Summer NAMM Nashville Jon Hammond Organ Group Music City Center http://www.namm.org/summer/2014/concerts-performances/jon-hammond-organ-group 

Jon Hammond Organ Group

 

Performance Info
Location: 
Music City Center
Acoustic Nation Lobby Stage
Time: 
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 3:15pm to 3:45pm
Artist Info
Jon Hammond: Organ / bass Leader
Joe  Berger: guitar
Roland Barber: trombone
Genre: 
Jazz
Artist Bio: 
JON HAMMOND Instruments: Organ, Accordion, Piano, Guitar Attended: Berklee College of Music 1974, City College San Francisco Languages: English, German Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Hammond Organ. Musician: Jon Hammond is one of the premier B3 PLAYERS in the world. Jon has played professionally since age 12. Beginning as a solo accordionist, he later played Hammond B3 organ in a number of important San Francisco bands. His all original group HADES opened shows for Tower of Power, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Michael Bloomfield. Eddie Money and Barry Finnerty became musical associates. Moving East he attended Berklee College of Music and played venues as diverse as Boston's "Combat Zone" in the striptease clubs during the '70's and the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod, where he was house organist with the late great trumpet player Lou Colombo and developed a lasting friendship with House Speaker Tip O'Neill. He also toured the Northeast and Canada with the successful show revue "Easy Living", and continued his appearances at nightclubs in Boston and New York. Subsequently Hammond lived and traveled in Europe, where he has an enthusiastic following. TV/Video Producer: In 1981 Jon formed BackBeat Productions. Assisted by Lori Friedman (Video by LORI), the innovative TV show "The Jon Hammond Show" became a Manhattan Cable TV favorite. Jon's "Live on the street" video style included news events, as well as live music/video clips of Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge and many others. The weekly show is now in it's 30th year and has influenced the broadcasts of David Letterman and others. Billboard Magazine hailed Jon's show as "The Alternative to MTV". LINK http://youtu.be/7TApELTO1XI Head Phone - Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie of Jon's Band Featuring Bernard Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Alex Budman, Joe Berger2, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Stephen Fortner, Scott May, Joe Berger rips it up! Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Hilton Anaheim Lobby Special Program on 80th Anniversary of Hammond Organ USA - Front of House / FOH Mix by Brian English - Denny Mack Audio - announcement - Stephen Fortner - Editor Keyboard Magazine Jon Hammond Organ Group *Note: "Head Phone" composed by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND Intl. ASCAP recorded with Bernard Purdie originally on Jon's album Late Rent in year of 1989 - Big Special Thanks to Jay Dittamo for standin' in the cuff for Bernard, thanks Jay! special thanks to Scott May and Gregg Gregory Gronowski - Hammond Suzuki Musical Instruments Team
*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Warwick Booth Sessions Summer NAMM Nashville Jon Hammond Jon's archivehttp://archive.org/details/JonHammondWarwickBoothSessionsSummerNAMMNashvilleJonHammond  This video is about Warwick Booth Sessions Summer NAMM Nashville Jon Hammond and Joe Berger "The Warwick Booth Sessions" WARWICK GMBH & CO. MUSIC EQUIPMENT KG Booth #1144 with Joe Berger (playing the Jerry Garcia Special model from EKO Guitars) and Jon Hammond (Sk1 combo Hammond Organ) at Nashville Summer NAMM Show smack dab in the middle of the NAMM Exhibits Floor - The Sound Police Love Us - because we rock out at low trade show sound levels and don't disturb the other nearby booths - that's the Community Spirit we always adhere to as old NAMM'ers don't ya' know - special thanks to Hans-Peter Wilfer, & Bob and the crew at Warwick & Framus - and John the Floor Manager in charge of Sound Control - JH — with Joe Berger at Nashville Music City Center - http://www.HammondCast.com/ Youtube http://youtu.be/pyPG240nlh8 Nashville, Music City Center, Acoustic Nation Stage, Jon Hammond Organ Group, Sk1, Funky Jazz, Blues, Warwick Sessions, Original Music 

Bruce Arnold Bernard Purdie Orpheus Interview & Concert - July 8, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Bruce Arnold Bernard Purdie Orpheus Interview & Concert Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/BruceArnoldBernardPurdieOrpheusInterviewConcert Jon Hammond interview Bruce Arnold / Bruce Arnold-Orpheus and Bernard Purdie founding members of Orpheus band who had the 1968 hit "Can't Find The Time", later joined by Bruce's son JohnMark Arnold and the band in concert with their hit at the Marin County Fair - this clip will be broadcast on The Jon Hammond Show in New York and streaming http://www.HammondCast.com/ Orpheus live band credits: Bruce Arnold - guitar, vocals Bernard Purdie - drums Howie Hersh - bass Elliot Sherman - piano, keyboards John Arnold - guitar, vocals Bill Shontz - saxophone, flute, vocals Steve Kaetzel - Keyboards The group released a total of four albums and five singles between 1968 and 1971. Orpheus played many sold-out concerts throughout the United States, sharing the stage with artists such as The Who, Led Zeppelin, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Jeff Beck, The Rascals and Janis Joplin - to name a few. Their classic 1968 hit single, "Can't Find the Time", was covered in 2000 by Hootie & The Blowfish for the soundtrack to the Farrelly Brothers comedy "Me, Myself & Irene" starring Jim Carrey and Rene Zellweger. Their second album, Ascending, reached no. 10 in the 1968 Playboy magazine Jazz and Pop Reader Poll, "Vocal Album of the Year". The group recorded the title track "Little Sister" for the 1969 MGM movie "Marlowe," starring James Garner, Rita Moreno and Bruce Lee. Orpheus reunited in 1988 and performed at the Boston Music Awards with the late Brad Delp, (lead singer of the platinum selling group Boston). Orpheus was invited to record at George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch in 1988. The material from these sessions was later included on Bruce Arnold's CD titled "Orpheus Again" released in 2010. In 1968 Actor/Comedian Chevy Chase toured Southern Universities with a band posing as Orpheus. The group was one of the first contemporary music bands to be asked to perform at The Museum of Modern Art in 1969. Orpheus albums and singles were released worldwide reaching the Top 20 in Brazil, Britain, France and the Philippines. The band's music has been lauded by entertainment industry notables such as Elvis Costello, Laura Nyro, Steely Dan, Chevy Chase, The B52's, The Cars, Chicago, Aerosmith, Boston, Hootie & The Blowfish, Matthew Sweet, Miles Davis, John Stewart, David Freiberg, St. Etienne, Edwin McCain, Jimmy Webb, Phil Ramone, Questlove, Peter & Bobby Farrelly, Tony Bennett, The J. Geils Band, Neil Sedaka, George Lucas, John Williams, Chuck Norris, Red Peters, Jerry Harrison (The Talking Heads), Jim Carrey, Ryan Seacrest, Dan Patrick and David Lynch. Youtube http://youtu.be/K2Z5fB_RtmI CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1150549 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x211vtt_bruce-arnold-bernard-purdie-orpheus-interview-concert_music interview, arnold, county, purdie, orpheus, fair, band, bruce, marin county fair, bernard, worcester ma, folk rock

Smiley's Jazz from 1st set JH Trio with Mikey and Zev - June 30, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Smiley's Jazz from 1st set JH Trio with Mikey and Zev Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/SmileysJazzFrom1stSetJHTrioWithMikeyAndZev L to R: Michael Schwartz, Jon Hammond, Zev Shearn-Nance First time on the band Michael Schwartz tenor saxophone and Zev Shearn-Nance drums - Jon Hammond Trio, Jazz at Smiley's Schooner Saloon in Bolinas California http://www.HammondCast.com/ - special thanks: Don Deane Tenor Saxophonist Michael Schwartz is a member of the SF JAZZ All Star High School Orchestra, I was invited to hear them play by Martin Mueller Executive Director of New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, they sounded really great under the direction of Paul Contos. Drummer Zev Shearn-Nance is in his first year at USC University of Southern California and studying drums with Peter Erskine and in the jazz program under Bob Mintzer. First time on Jon Hammond Band in Trio formation, no rehearsal or sound check, just hit and quit. Youtube http://youtu.be/gXnPT0rlvro CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1148560 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x20j7za_smiley-s-jazz-from-1st-set-jh-trio-with-mikey-and-zev_music JAZZ, Bolinas California, Hammond Organ, Jon Hammond, Saxophone, Michael Schwartz, SF JAZZ All Star High School, Musician, Don Deane, Smiley's Schooner Saloon

2014 Pocket Funk Photos Jazzkeller Party - June 22, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: 2014 Pocket Funk Photos Jazzkeller Party Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/2014PocketFunkPhotosJazzkellerParty Youtube http://youtu.be/IBWpFYwnMaU Pocket Funk by Jon Hammond with photos by Andreas Meer the great Rock Photographer of Frankfurt - Jon's annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous Jazzkeller - almost complete take shot by Aurelia Natalini with camera direction by Tino Pavlis - Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ ©Jon Hammond International ASCAP http://www.jonhammondband.com/ - Jon Hammond Band / Jon Hammond Organ Group CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1146590 Vimeo HammondCast http://vimeo.com/98864169 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x201l7d_2014-pocket-funk-photos-jazzkeller-party_music Jon Hammond Band Facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=851808454847953 Pocket Funk, Photos, Jon Hammond, musikmesse Party, Photography, Andreas Meer, Saxophone, Hammond Organ, Sk1, ASCAP Composer, Frankfurt, Local 802, Musicians Union

Summer NAMM | NAMM.org Jon Hammond Organ Group - June 12, 2014

Summer NAMM | NAMM.org Jon Hammond Organ Group LINK: Summer NAMM | NAMM.org Jon Hammond Organ Group

Jon Hammond Organ Group

 

Performance Info
Location: 
Music City Center
Acoustic Nation Lobby Stage
Time: 
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 3:15pm to 3:45pm
Artist Info
Jon Hammond: Organ / bass Leader
Joe  Berger: guitar
Roland Barber: trombone
Genre: 
Jazz
Artist Bio: 
JON HAMMOND Instruments: Organ, Accordion, Piano, Guitar Attended: Berklee College of Music 1974, City College San Francisco Languages: English, German Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Hammond Organ. Musician: Jon Hammond is one of the premier B3 PLAYERS in the world. Jon has played professionally since age 12. Beginning as a solo accordionist, he later played Hammond B3 organ in a number of important San Francisco bands. His all original group HADES opened shows for Tower of Power, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Michael Bloomfield. Eddie Money and Barry Finnerty became musical associates. Moving East he attended Berklee College of Music and played venues as diverse as Boston's "Combat Zone" in the striptease clubs during the '70's and the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod, where he was house organist with the late great trumpet player Lou Colombo and developed a lasting friendship with House Speaker Tip O'Neill. He also toured the Northeast and Canada with the successful show revue "Easy Living", and continued his appearances at nightclubs in Boston and New York. Subsequently Hammond lived and traveled in Europe, where he has an enthusiastic following. TV/Video Producer: In 1981 Jon formed BackBeat Productions. Assisted by Lori Friedman (Video by LORI), the innovative TV show "The Jon Hammond Show" became a Manhattan Cable TV favorite. Jon's "Live on the street" video style included news events, as well as live music/video clips of Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge and many others. The weekly show is now in it's 30th year and has influenced the broadcasts of David Letterman and others. Billboard Magazine hailed Jon's show as "The Alternative to MTV". LINK http://youtu.be/7TApELTO1XI Head Phone - Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie of Jon's Band Featuring Bernard Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Alex Budman, Joe Berger2, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Stephen Fortner, Scott May, Joe Berger rips it up! Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Hilton Anaheim Lobby Special Program on 80th Anniversary of Hammond Organ USA - Front of House / FOH Mix by Brian English - Denny Mack Audio - announcement - Stephen Fortner - Editor Keyboard Magazine Jon Hammond Organ Group *Note: "Head Phone" composed by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND Intl. ASCAP recorded with Bernard Purdie originally on Jon's album Late Rent in year of 1989 - Big Special Thanks to Jay Dittamo for standin' in the cuff for Bernard, thanks Jay! special thanks to Scott May and Gregg Gregory Gronowski - Hammond Suzuki Musical Instruments Team
 
   Live broadcast            
HammondCast Radio Broadcast with original Music and Stories from Jon Hammond "Train Song" and "Get Back in The Groove"
 

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Behind the Beat Jon Hammond: Late Rent by Steve Rosenfeld - June 12, 2014

*Click HERE For AUDIO: Behind the Beat Jon Hammond: Late Rent by Steve Rosenfeld http://behindthebeat.com/2004/12/jon-hammond-late-rent/ The Late Rent Story Jon Hammond waited half his life to make this CD – starting with being an underground TV host. Swingin’ Funky Jazz & Blues Jon Hammond describes his style of music and how he learned to play it. Two Hot Tracks Jon Hammond recalls one of his first songs – from age 15 – and a great Sunday session. Sonny’s Advice A little advice on melody from a great sax player went a long way. Jon Hammond says "the fingers are the singers.’" The latest CD from this exceptional and soulful Hammond organist is the proof. "Late Rent" draws on decades of great recording sessions and top live performances to showcase his own playing and many top jazz and funk artists. It shows why the Hammond organ is one of the most enduring electric instruments and why Hammond is one of its best players. Listen to Album Quality Audio HERE: Hammond's Bolero album track from Jon Hammond http://youtu.be/xRCG3wt6ARY most high quality Audio: Hammond's Bolero track 1 title track from Jon Hammond http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/hammond This is Jon Hammond's inspired all-original trio album played with the intensity of a live performance. It features great saxophone work by Alex Budman and the sophisticated funky sound of Ronnie Smith, Jr. on drums. Accordion and guitar embellish several tracks, and the overall sound is very musical and unusual. Lots of powerful groove drives some really great Jon Hammond compositions such as "Soon I Will Be Free", "Cannonball 99 (One More Time!), "Six Year Itch", "Jennifer's Song" and "9/11 Tribute." Artist: Hammond, Jon Trio Title: Hammond's Bolero Format: CD Label: HAM-BERGER-FRIZ RECORDS Catalog Number: 103 UPC Code: 601637970522 Price: $9.98 (All prices include domestic shipping.) Genre: JAZZ City Hall Records Catalog Independent Record Distribution since 1973 Album Notes Letter to the Listener from Jon Hammond: November 28, 2002 Dear Listener! This record marks a new beginning for me, and I would like to dedicate it to all those who like myself are striking out on their own and going it alone. Don't be afraid to follow your dreams. I did and now this record is for you! On November 5th, 2002 at 11:00 hours I entered in to Studio "D" of UNIQUE RECORDING STUDIOS in Times Square NYC with my producer/engineer Joe Berger along with S.F. Bay Area musicians Ronnie Smith (drums) and Alex Budman (tenor sax). I had just come back from performing in Shanghai at the first MUSIC CHINA. My mission was clear...because of all our busy schedules and logistical problems, we had a 4 hour window to play down 13 of my original compositions live to Pro Tools recording format with Joe Berger at the controls, ably assisted by Heath Aiken. From the first tune I knew that this would be my best record ever. Twelve of the tracks made this record and the 13th will be on the next record! As I was telling the musicians...on this record each of us is larger than life. I am very proud to feature the undeniable pocket feel of Ronnie Smith, the great left-handed funk drummer from East Oakland. Also it is my pleasure to feature one of the finest and most musical tenor saxophonists to come out of the Bay Area in a long time: Alex Budman. The incredible guitar work features my long-time partner Joe Berger (Ham-Berger Productions). Joe has played with John Entwistle, Vangelis and many greats, plus he is responsible for the fine sound of this recording and mastering. Joe joined the band on tracks 1 & 3, title song Hammond's Bolero and Cannonball 99. Bobby and Joanne Nathan's Unique Recording Studios was the perfect studio and environment for our live recording. Special thanks to Bobby and Joanne and the Unique staff! I fired up the house HAMMOND organ and felt right at home immediately. Although we cut these tunes in one session, (a new speed record at Unique Recording Studios!), it took my whole life to refine my songs and get to this point where I was ready to record them...and ALSO to select musicians who could not only play their asses off, but are very nice cats who play my music with much enthusiasm and uplifting spirit. Like all bandleaders I have had more than my share of nightmare situations with "difficult" musicians so I am always happy when I can record and play with trouble-free musicians on the band! These are the guys. This was Ronnie's first trip to New York City. The night before our session he and Alex went to hear the Village Vanguard Monday Night Bigband while I stayed home in my Times Square apartment preparing the music for the session. There is a story behind every one of these compositions. The title track "Hammond's Bolero" (track #1) means literally Romantic Music. Even if you are not a dancer you'll want to dance to this track! As on every track all the musicians are featured with the addition of the totally amazing guitar work of JOE BERGER. He does some "terrible things" to the strings on his guitar ladies and gentlemen! Guitar Heads and even Carlos Santana...look out!! On every one of my albums I like to do something original that has never been done before. On this record the very first sound that you will hear is the sound of me popping the cork out of a very nice bottle of Red Bordeaux wine! I have always thought this to be a "happy sound", so kick back and enjoy a glass of Bordeaux with my music if you have the possibility to do so. Also I announce the title of every one of my songs. The reason I do this is because so often on the radio song titles are not announced...well, I fixed that! I recorded the cork and my voiceovers on my new acquisition, which is a fine Chinese manufactured Tube Microphone from SUPERLUX in Shanghai. My EXCELSIOR tonechamber accordion has custom SENNHEISER microphones in it with a very slick modification by main man ALEX of Alex Accordions Guitars shop around the corner from Unique Recording Studios on W. 48th St. in New York (on the famous strip of music shops). This was my first outting using the electronics in my hand-built accordion and I was very pleased with the natural sound we got on the recordings. Track #2, "Jennifer's Song" I wrote for my girlfriend Jennifer. Once you have heard "Jennifer's Song" you'll never be able to get it out of your mind. Melody is King! Perhaps you will hear my Russian/Hungarian heritage coming from this melody. "Cannonball 99" (One More Time!) #3 is a rollicking shuffle that I would like to dedicate to all those out there on the superslab with the hammer down driving cross-country. "Cannonball" means non-stop, coast to coast. I have driven more miles than most people will ever live to drive. I've seen 18 wheel trucks drive off the side of a mountain in black ice...drivers falling asleep at the wheel and angry people driving like idiots. Buckle up for safety, keep a CB radio and a cell phone in the car and please drive safely out there everybody! JOE BERGER joins us for a rockin' solo on this one, ala ZZ TOP. He's been cannonballin' on the big-time tour busses with everybody from The WHO's JOHN ENTWISTLE who we unfortunately lost last year, to boy band DREAM STREET. We call him the "Berger-meister"! You might see me out there one more time...my handle on the CB radio is: "T-Bone Steak". They'll be playing the hell out of this one down in the Bayou on my friends' radio station www.KBON.com in Eunice Louisianna...laissez les bon ton roulette, Cannonball 99...One More Time! This next song, (#4) "Soon I Will Be Free" is sure to be the theme song for a future TV show or movie! Ronnie's Gospel and Shuffle beats are undeniable. I wrote the tune in D flat (5 flats)..the tonality of the bass lines I played on my MZ2000 CASIO monster bass keyboard will shake the china in your neighbor's kitchen! Smokin' track...dig the accordion I layed down and soulful saxophone playing from Alex. This one will make you snap your fingers until they're too sore to snap no more! "Thing In C Minor" (#5) is a serious 3-way jam featuring Ronnie with an East Bay Funk groove and solo in the middle. We jam so hard at the end that when we hit the final slam together, I think you'll agree when I say that this track has one of the greatest endings ever recorded! (the other greatest ending is on Czechoslovakian Salsa Song..track #9!) "Cosmo Lane" (#6) was a song I wrote while looking out of the window at my San Francisco apartment. There is a little street called Cosmo Lane where the pigeons shit and the crackheads smoke and whatever else they do. I often would face my keyboard out the window and play while looking at this little street. Soon after I wrote the song a friend of ours in Germany named his new son "Cosmo". I thought...oh that is pretty cosmic, because how many Cosmo's do you know?! Only one I can think of was on the old TV show "Topper". And now the hotel around the corner has changed it's name to "Cosmo Hotel"...and last week when I played for first time in Osaka Japan, there Jennifer and I were in a fine hotel on Cosmo Place! So here it is for you..."Cosmo Lane". The guys think this would be another good one for TV show theme. Track #7 "Remembering Stanley" is my tribute to recently deceased tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine, featuring our saxophonist Alex Budman. I never played with him, but our main man Joe Berger worked with Stanley on the road and mixed his last record. This tune starts out with a quote from J.S. Bach Prelude and Fugue in C Minor...I always wanted to do that because it so firmly establishes the tonality of the key like nothing I have ever heard! The head of the tune is a little bit reminiscent of The Pink Panther. Well ladies and gentlemen...the Pink Panther is dead..and so is Stanley, so here you have it.. "Remembering Stanley"! Some fine tribute playing by Alex on the tenor sax...check it out! "Six Year Itch" (#8), is a very strong tune. I was telling the cats...this song is like an anthem! I could imagine a very hip marching band doing this song someday. I actually wrote it as I completed the first 6 years of my television show (The Jon Hammond Show) in New York. I had heard about the famous 7 year itch that married couples experience. And then in 1985 I was offered a major contract from then President of Sony Software, John O'Donnell. I'll never forget how at our meeting on the 48th floor of 9 W. 57th St. in New York at Sony Headquarters he told me, "Jon, we here at Sony believe that you will be tremendously successful within 3 years."..And then here I was 6 years on the air with my show and I was thinking...well Mr. O'Donnell...I hope you are right but I guess you are off by just a few years! And now I am just about to wrap up the 19th year of my TV show on Feb. 2nd, 2003 I begin my 20th consecutive year of broadcasting The Jon Hammond Show. Stay tuned, and here it is now for you..."Six Year Itch"! "F.P. Blues" (#9) is a song I wrote during my days living in the famous St. Pauli section of Hamburg Germany by the Reeperbahn. There was a club there I played at which had a very unusual name that I finally shortened to these initials so I will not be blamed for being a sexist...hey, I didn't name the club! But anyway we have a good friend also with the same initials-Francoise Pujol, a fine musician in Paris...so it can be for Francoise also. A swinging shuffle blues with some growling tenor sax from Alex...this is a very common kind of feel to what I was playing 7 nights-a-week in Boston's Combat Zone strip clubs back in the '70's "Czechoslovakian Salsa Song" (#10) has a very interesting story! I wrote this song during one of my frequent visits to play in Prague. Even though now they call it Czech Republic I prefer to think of it still as Czechoslovakia. I have enjoyed performing and giving seminares (as they are called there) in Prague several times. And in my travels there I have found it very interesting that in this place where there is a rich history of music and culture, there is a big movement of Salsa Music. Yes that's right...they love Salsa Music in Prague! And so while there I met the main Czechoslovakian salsa cat and we composed this song with the very memorable melody together. Does anybody out there know the name of the main Czechoslovakian salsa cat? His name is: Saul Salsoskovitch!....cymbal hit please!! Have a nice Czech beer from Pilsn and enjoy the song! "Train Song" (#11) is a melody that came in to my head while riding on the AMTRAK passenger train across the country. I was looking out the window at the beautiful Colorado Rockies while hearing the melody in my mind. The train is very close to my heart because I originally came out from Chicago to Berkeley California with my mother and sisters on the "California Zephyr" in the year of 1957..I was 4 years old then and didn't quite understand the concept of "going to another state"...well, after some days on the Zephyr, I knew what that meant! I often used to like to play by the train tracks as a young cat and even today I gravitate towards the tracks when I feel like just kicking around. Yesterday we took some photos of the trio and it naturally came in to my mind that we should shoot the pictures down by the Berkeley train tracks. I used to like to squish pennies on the track and so I put down 3 pennies for good luck before we did our photo shoot. It's not always so easy to find the coins after they are squished by the train. Then they fly around in the gravel and debris...Jennifer found all 3 coins, so now I know we will have good luck with this record! And so not to make it too complicated as my old friend Al "Jazzbeaux" Collins would say...I call this one, "Train Song"...swingin' down the tracks! Track #12, the final track of this record album is a very special track for me....this is my tribute to all the victims of the horrible attacks of September 11th 2001. I told Jennifer and all my friends after receiving the terrible news that, "Now is the time for the musicians to do our work." Because I live in Times Square New York and also my girlfriend works in the airlines and so like everyone else this event has hit very very close to home. In some ways it brought us all closer together. One week after Sept. 11 we went to Hamburg Germany to visit my close friends there and I was also moved by how deeply our friends in Germany and all over the world were affected by the tragedy. In many ways we live in a different world today now. The American flags were out in Hamburg and everywhere we went folks! We have a great country and so as introduction to my composition "Get Back In The Groove" I play some strains of "America The Beautiful" in medley with my song. I wrote G.B.I.T.G. when I was only 15 years old and coming through a tough time in my life. For all the people out there who are getting back in the groove, this song and album is dedicated to YOU. I'm writing these liner notes on Thanksgiving Day which is a beautiful American tradition. I have plenty to be thankful for this year and so I would like to thank all of the people who helped me somehow to make this album of my compositions a reality. It's been a long time coming even though we recorded it in record time. Please read my special thanks and if I somehow omitted your name and you know you belong on the list, please forgive me as my mind gets a little cloudy the older I get, but I didn't really forget even one person who has helped me on this long journey up to the release of "Hammond's Bolero". Now buy the record and come out to our gigs! Come by the bandstand and say hi, I'm easy to find...I'll either be behind my HAMMOND organ or strapped in to my EXCELSIOR Accordion. As my friends from Russia and Ukraine say: "Nastarovya!" However you say it...here's to your health and my romantic music here on this disc comes from our hearts to all people around the world in the international language of instrumental music...in the rhythm of life! Sincerely yours, Jon Hammond â„¢ "The FINGERS...are the SINGERS!" from Germany/Hamburg That´s a pretty kettle of fish!!! This music will twist you round one´s little finger-it´s so beautiful it took my breath away - really - take it from me!!!Just what the doctor ordered:-)GREAT! Jon Hammond can bring the house down - yeah! Andreas Breunig Ich würde sie auch gerne mal hören...., die cd! Ich wohne unweit der "Schnulze" in Hamburg. Vor 2 Jahren auf einem nach-Hause-Weg hörte ich Musik. Sie kam aus der Schnulze. Und sie war gut, verdammt gut! Später erfuhr ich, welch hochkarätigen Musiker in dieser kleinen Kneipe gespielt haben, einfach unglaublich... Wann bist du wieder in Hamburg, Jon ? When are you back in Hamburg/germany, Jon ? Please, give me a mail ! My Friends here are sometime in a very, very big wintersleeping, you know... Thanks for your Music !!! And best wishes to a great musician under our sun !!! Andreas from Hamburg Michael August this music is great! Hi, i´m the artist and designer of this cd-cover, i hear it in every time and this music change my live! it´s absolut wonderful, fantastic! it blows my mind away! Late Rent, ASCAP Audio Portrait, Steve Rosenfeld, Jon Hammond, Swinging, Funky, Jazz, Blues, Hammond Organ, Bolero, Accordion, Local 802, Musicians Union

LATE RENT - ASCAP Audio Portrait: Jon Hammond - June 10, 2014

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: LATE RENT - ASCAP Audio Portrait: Jon Hammond http://www.ascap.com/audioportraits/h/jon_hammond_rent.aspx Jon Hammond says "the fingers are the singers.'" The latest CD from this exceptional and soulful Hammond organist is the proof. "Late Rent" draws on decades of great recording sessions and top live performances to showcase his own playing and many top jazz and funk artists. It shows why the Hammond organ is one of the most enduring electric instruments and why Hammond is one of its best players. The Late Rent Story Swingin' Funky Jazz & Blues Two Hot Tracks Sonny's Advice Top Albums by Jon Hammond http://www.amazon.com/Jon-Hammond/e/B001LHTWJQ/ref=ntt_mus_dp_pel Late Rent - This is a re-issue of Jon's 1995 European release "Late Rent." Never before available in the U.S., it contains a collection of recordings featuring Bernard Purdie and Steve Ferrone on drums, as well as Todd Anderson and Alex Foster on sax, Barry Finnerty and Graham Hawthorne, Ray Grappone, Jim Preston and Chuggy Carter. The record is a swinging and funky compilation of original tracks written by Jon Hammond, as well as some anecdotal asides and a guest apperance by Jazzbeaux Collins. Lots of great solos and organ sounds, as well as melodies and groove. Includes "Late Rent," "Pocket Funk," "Lydia's Tune," "White Onions," "Head Phone" and "Hip Hop Chitlins." Jon Hammond Band official Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband Front Line Jon Hammond Band - Photo Credit to Master Photographer Lawrence Gay of The West Coast Live Radio Show - L to R: Joe Berger guitar, Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Koei Tanaka Suzuki Harmonica, Jon Hammond - Sk1 Hammond organ at The NAMM Show Recordings with Bernard Purdie, Stephen Ferrone, David Fathead Newman, Tony Lakatos, Barry Finnerty, Joe Berger, Joe Gallardo, James Preston, Lee Oskar, Chuggy Carter, Alex Foster, Cornell Dupree, Ray Grappone, Lutz Buechner, Heinz Lichius, Giovanni Gulino Al Jazzbo Collins https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/late-rent/id30945539 photo by Teddy Fung Late Rent, ASCAP, Audio Portrait, Funky, Jazz, Blues, Hammond Organ, Jon Hammond, B3, Accordion, Composer, City Hall Records, Ham-Berger-Friz Records

Czechoslovakian Salsa Song Jon Hammond Band rear camera - June 10, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Czechoslovakian Salsa Song Jon Hammond Band rear camera Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/CzechoslovakianSalsaSongJonHammondBandRearCamera Czechoslovakian Salsa Song by Jon Hammond at Jon's annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous Jazzkeller Frankfurt Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ - Jon Hammond Band co-written with the mythical Czech Salsa King "Saul Salsakovitch" ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP rear camera: by Aurelia Natalini with camera direction by Tino Pavlis - Jon Hammond's organ is powered by a markbass amplifier - Jon Hammond Organ Group http://www.jonhammondband.com Youtube http://youtu.be/mf7FUSyGQ40 CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1142094 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1yyccq_czechoslovakian-salsa-song-jon-hammond-band-rear-camera-hd-720p_music Facebook Jon Hammond Band http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=843645145664284 Czechoslovakian, Song, Music Party, musikmesse, Frankfurt, Hammond Organ, Jon Hammond, ASCAP Composer, Local 802, Musicians Union

ASCAP Audio Portrait: Jon Hammond - June 6, 2014

*LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE: ASCAP Audio Portrait: Jon Hammond http://www.ascap.com/audioportraits/h/jon_hammond_ndr.aspx Jon Hammond: The NDR Sessions Projekt The NDR Sessions Projekt Jon Hammond's "The NDR Sessions Projekt" brings the soulful jazz organist back to Hamburg to record a collection of standards and originals featuring Lutz Buchner on saxophones, Joe Gallardo on trombone and Heinz Lichius on drums. Recorded in one of Germany's best studios, the quartet present rich, heartfelt perfomances and infuse the music with a fresh and vibrant sound. ASCAP, Audio Portrait, NDR SESSIONS Projekt, Hamburg Germany, Jon Hammond, Lutz Büchner, Jo Gallardo, Heinz Lichius, Knut Benzner, Jazz, Ballads, Hammond Organ, Accordion, Local 802, Musicians Union

Blues Extravaganza (fast & slow) musikmesse-Session for mobile Wow - June 4, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Blues Extravaganza (fast & slow) musikmesse-Session for mobile Wow Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/BluesExtravaganzafastSlowMusikmesseSessionForMobile Youtube http://youtu.be/4uRnrO5U0l4 Blues Extravaganza 18th consecutive year Musikmesse-Session for an enthusiastic crowd in Jazzkeller Hofheim - Jon Hammond Band closing out the night with an uptempo blues and a slow blues Joe Berger aka The Berger-Meister guitar Peter Klohmann tenor sax Totó Giovanni Gulino drums Jon Hammond organ Continuing the tradition, next year the date will be 14th of March 2014 - special thanks to the newly re-elected Mayor / Bürgermeisterin von Hofheim Gisela Stang for joining us on this very special evening and thank you / dankeschön to all the people of Hofheim am Taunus and the Team at Jazzkeller Hofheim! Sincerely, Jon Hammond and Band http://www.jonhammondband.com CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1140146 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1ydded_blues-extravaganza-fast-slow-musikmesse-session-for-mobile-wow_music Jon Hammond Band Facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=840827385946060 Jon Hammond Musikmesse Warm Up Party Chocolate Chocolate Cake baked by Saray Pastnesi Bakery on Mainzer Landstrasse FFM - Musikmesse Warm Up Party 2013 very special friends in Jazzkeller Frankfurt - thank you so much everybody for joining us for celebrating 27 years Musikmesse and 60 year birthday boy cake action with Jon Hammond Band, Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Totó Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon at the Sk1 Hammond organ - we're going to do it again next year in 2014! L to R: Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM, Jon Hammond, Joe Berger Betty Heywood, NAMM director of International Affairs and Jon Hammond at Musikmesse Warm Up Party - Jazzkeller Frankfurt Chocolate Chocolate cake action - Super Jenny cutting cake - many thanks Super Jenny! - Musikmesse Warm Up Party 2013 very special friends in Jazzkeller Frankfurt - thank you so much everybody for joining us for celebrating 27 years Musikmesse and 60 year birthday boy cake action with Jon Hammond Band, Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Totó Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon at the Sk1 Hammond organ - we're going to do it again next year in 2014! The Best Baker in Frankfurt delivered personally my birthday / 27 year Musikmesse Warm Up Party chocolate chocolate cake last night to Jazzkeller Frankfurt, dankeschön! Jon Hammond - Day 1 Musikmesse kicking it off folks, JH Musikmesse Warm Up Party 2013 very special friends in Jazzkeller Frankfurt - thank you so much everybody for joining us for celebrating 27 years Musikmesse and 60 year birthday boy cake action with Jon Hammond Band, Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Totó Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon at the Sk1 Hammond organ - we're going to do it again next year in 2014! — at Jazzkeller Tony Lakatos, Jon Hammond, Totó Giovanni Gulino, Joe Berger Musikmesse Warm Up Party 2013 very special friends in Jazzkeller Frankfurt - thank you so much everybody for joining us for celebrating 27 years Musikmesse and 60 year birthday boy cake action with Jon Hammond Band, Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Totó Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon at the Sk1 Hammond organ - we're going to do it again next year in 2014! MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME http://www.journal-frankfurt.de/journal_news/Kultur-9/My-home-away-from-home-Jon-Hammond-zum-27-Mal-auf-der-Musikmesse-18308.html?src=funkyjazz&id&rewrite_titel Jon Hammond zum 27. Mal auf der Musikmesse Nomen est omen. Der Mann heißt Hammond und spielt eine Hammond. Der Organist aus New York freut sich auf Frankfurt und lädt zur Musikmesse Warm Up Party am 9.4. in den Jazzkeller ein. JOURNAL FRANKFURT: Was war für Sie zuerst da - die Frankfurter Musikmesse oder Auftritte im Jazzkeller? Jon Hammond: Die Musikmesse. Ich kam 1987 zum ersten Mal nach Frankfurt, zusammen mit Joe Berger, der auf der Messe für Engl Amplifiers spielte. Wir flogen mit der Lufthansa ein und teilten uns ein Zimmer im berühmten Prinz Otto Hotel am Hauptbahnhof. Schon in der ersten Nacht stellte mir Joe den großen John Entwistle, den Bassisten von The Who vor. Es wurde eine lange Nacht, in der wir Cognac tranken und Erdnüsse knabberten in eiern Suite des Marriott Hotels. Ich habe Joe bei einer Session mit John und Ringo Starrs Sohn Zak Starkey im Dorian Grey Club gefilmt bei einer Soundcheck Party. In den ersten paar Jahren spielte ich nicht oft live weil ich noch keine transportierbare Hammond Orgel hatte vor 1991 als ich den Prototyp einer XB-2 Hammond Orgel bekam mit der ich dann um die Welt reiste. Hauptsächliche dokumenierte ich aber die Messe für meine Cable TV Show in New York, die inzwischen im 29. Jahr als The Jon Hammond Show -- Music, Travel and Soft News präsentiert. Die harten Nachrichten überlasse ich CNN und den großen Networks (lacht). Vom ersten Jahr an fühlten wir uns der Musikmesse eng verbunden, haben seitdem eine tolle Zeit hier, kommen jedes Jahr wieder bis wir kleine, alte Männer sind. Das Jazzkeller-Konzert am Vorabend der Musikmesse ist zu einer netten Tradition geworden - wie kam es dazu, was bedeutet es Ihnen und wir werden Sie dieses Jahr diesen Abend im Jazzkeller zelebrieren? Ab 1991 lernte ich mehr und mehr Musikmesse-Menschen kennen und die mich und auch einiges von meiner Musik. Einige von ihnen ermunterten mich, doch auch für Auftritte nach Deutschland zu kommen weil es hier doch ein Interesse an Hammond-Orgel-Groove-Music gab. Mit der schon erwähnten, kleinen, kompakten aber sehr kraftvollen Orgel war das alles möglich. Zudem machte ich in New York gerade eine schwere Zeit durch, mein Vater war gestorben und ich hatte das Gefühl, einige Veränderungen könnten meinem Leben gut tun. Also kam ich nach Frankfurt mit meiner XB-2, allerdings mit einem Rückflugticket falls etwas schief gehen würde. Ich rief viele Musiker an, ließ sie wissen, ich bin jetzt da, lasst uns zusammen spielen. Das war für mich der Anfang einer langen, sehr speziellen Beziehung, vor allem zum Frankfurter Publikum nach ersten kleinen erfolgen im Jazzkeller und einer kurzen Auftritt im Hessen Report im Fernsehen. Beatrix Rief verdanke ich dieses "lucky light on me", eine tolle Erfahrung. Seitdem nenne ich Frankfurt "My Good Luck City" und im Jazzkeller begann auch alles für mich als Musiker. Deshalb liegt mir der Club auch so nah am Herzen, deshalb hatte ich auch die Idee, meine "Musikmesse Warm Up Party" dort zu realisieren, immer in der Nacht bevor die Messe startet was zu einer schönen Tradition wurde. Im ersten Jahr, in dem ich dann auch ein wenig Sponsoring von Philip Morris bekam, konnte ich damit einige Flugtickets für befreundete Musik bezahlen. Darüber war ich sehr glücklich. Dabei rauche ich selbst gar nicht. Wie würden Sie Ihr persönliches Verhältnis zu Deutschland und Frankfurt beschrieben? Lassen Sie es mich so sagen: ich liebe Frankfurt und die Frankfurter waren immer gut zu mir in all den Jahren. Ich könnte ein ganzes Buch über die Zeit schreiben, in der ich in Bornheim wohnte und Nacht für Nacht in der alten Jazzkneipe in der Berliner Straße auftrat. Das war der Treffpunkt, wo auch die Musiker der HR Bigband hinkamen und es gab eine generöse Chefin in der kleinen Kneipe. Auch Regine Dobberschütz und Eugen Hahn im Jazzkeller waren wahre Jazzengel für mich, die mir so vieles ermöglichten in der Zeit. Wir konnten auch in den Studios von AFN Radio spielen, waren die einzigen Musiker, die das - mit einer Sondergenehmigung des US Militärs - durften. Für ein wenig Promotion für die Musikmesse. Wir nannten das Programm für die AFN "Profile TV "-Show "Sound Police". Wir hatten viel Spaß. Kein Wunder also, dass ich Frankfurt als my home away from home begreife und ich mich jedes Mal wieder freue zur Musikmesse zu reisen, in diesem Jahr übrigens zum 27. Mal in Folge. Und ich bin diesmal besonders aufgeregt, heim nach Frankfurt zu kommen weil ich gerade 60 Jahre alt geworden bin. Wer wird in diesem Jahr zum Gelingen des Konzertes mit teils komponierter, teils improvisierter Musik, so nehme ich an, beitragen und was für einen Sound wird die Band präsentieren? Ich habe etwa 90% der Kompositionen geschrieben, die wir spielen werden. Es ist die Musik, die man auch in meiner New Yorker TV-Show hören kann und die mich mehrmals um die Welt getragen hat. Meinen Stil nenne ich "Swinging Funky Jazz and Blues" und featurert die ganz wunderbaren Solisten in meine Band: Tony Lakatos, den großen ungarischen Tenorsaxophonisten, der auch Mitglied in der hr Bigband ist, dann meinen alten Freund Giovanni Gulino, diesen tollen Schlagzeuger, der schon für fast alle Großen der Szene getrommelt hat. Ich liebe diese Jungs. Als Gitarrist ist mein alten Freund und Kollege Joe Berger dabei, den man auch als The Berger-Meister kennt. Auf diese Formation bin ich wirklich stolz. Werden Sie im Jazzkeller wieder eine Hammond Orgel spielen? Ja, sicher, das neueste Modell, eine Sk1, die exakt so klingt wie die legendäre B3. Ich liebe sie. Und sie wiegt nur noch sieben Kilo (Anm. des Autors: Das Original, ein echtes Möbel mit viel Holz, mussten immer zwei Menschen mit viel Muskelkraft die Treppen rauf und runter hieven), ein deutliches Indiz, dass wir in der Zukunft angekommen sind. Da stecken viele Jahre Forschung und Entwicklung drin, auch Bühnenerprobungen. Ich ziehe den Hut vor den Ingenieuren von Suzuki, ein unverwüstliches Instrument erschaffen zu haben. Und das unterziehe ich jetzt einen echten Härttest (lacht). 27. März 2013 Interview: Detlef Kinsler photo: Detlef Kinsler and Jon Hammond in Jazzkeller Web: www.jazzkeller.com / www.jonhammondband.com Power Shot - P.Mauriat FMS 2013 Team - Blues and Jazz Session with the great P.Mauriat Artists and Jon Hammond at Sk1 Hammond organ - big special thanks to main man Alex Mingmann Hsieh! - Jon Hammond — with Reiner Witzel, Klaus Wangorsch, André de Laat, Pmauriat Albest, Agnieszka Obrebska and PMauriat Saxophones at musikmesse The next hot shot tenor player folks! At P.Mauriat stand H4.1 E71 Frankfurt Musikmesse 2013 - Jon Hammond — with P Mauriat HQ and Pmauriat Albest Wolfgang Lücke Fearless Leader Direktor of Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound world's biggest Music Trade Show and Jon Hammond on last day of the fair - it is a monster job, Wolfgang and his mighty team pulled it off to perfection like every year - and like his name says, brings Good Luck to me and all the family of Music Exhibitors, thanks a million / dankeschön Wolfgang and Team! We will meet again in Shanghai Messefrankfurt Music-China - totally rockin' show once again! - Jon — with Wolfgang Lücke at musikmesse Name this great saxophonist Folks! P.Mauriat Blues and Jazz Session Day 3 in 2013 Musikmesse with Jon Hammond at the organ http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151383558292102&set=at.61160682101.82732.558692101.1433598677 - *It's Mike Smith from Chicago folks! JH Paul de Laat: Morgen op de Musikmesse!!!! Play it bro!!! ;) — with Arno Haas, Jon Hammond, André de Laat and Tony Lakatos Róbert Murányi Tony Lakatos a plakát közepén... a magyar szaxis viszi a hátán a csapatot? Thank you for posting the Plakat of P.Mauriat Blues & Jazz booth session Paul de Laat - your brother plays wonderfully and is a very nice cat! all the best, Jon Hammond http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2940647253085&set=a.1211455144363.26432.1768309512 Power shot: Ludovic Beier the great Accordion and Accordina virtuoso Roland V-Accordion Artist, Jon Hammond and Suzuki Instruments Executives Shigeyuki Ohtaka and President Shuji Suzuki on last day of 2013 Frankfurt Musikmesse - check out my interview with Ludovic and his performances on Youtube http://youtu.be/aoSYDrWRrok LUDOVIC BEIER chromatic accordion virtuoso Jazz Musician from France is Jon's guest here on HammondCast Saxophone Mouthpiece builder Rafy Navarro with Jon Hammond and Tony Lakatos - Rafy also makes Bob Mintzer's mouthpiece - Frankfurt Musikmesse 2013 — with Tony Lakatos at musikmesse Pigini / Excelsior Accordion Friends at 2013 Musikmesse L to R: Roberto Lucanero, Massimo Pigini, Jon Hammond, Federico Pigini *note: Excelsior in back of my head is similar to the one I play, magnificent hand-crafted instruments! *2nd image Heinz Aumüller Excelsior Deutschland and Jon Hammond - Keys To Happiness Excelsior Accordions Hand Built in Castelfidardo Italy – USA Artist Jon Hammond http://hammondcast.wordpress.com/2011/09/17/keys-to-happiness-excelsior-accordions-usa-artist-jon-hammond/ — with with Roberto Lucanero Preview of some of the photographs of the great Rock Photographer Andreas Meer of Jon Hammond Band playing 18th consecutive year Musikmesse-Session in Jazzkeller-Hofheim - it was a great night, thank you to all the folks who joined us including Gisela Stang Bürgermeisterin der Stadt Hofheim, wonderful Team of Jazzkeller-Hofheim and these musicians: Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Totó Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger aka The Berger-Meister guitar and Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ - thank you so much for documenting our concert Andreas! Jon Hammond http://www.jonhammondband.com Back at The Jazzkeller Hofheim for 18th consecutive year - and it's starting to rain outside big time *second image with good friend long-time Jazzkeller Hofheimer Konrad Neupert so great to see Konrad again thanks/dankeschön Konrad! Jon Hammond Just as I arrived at Jazzkeller-Hofheim it started raining cats and dogs! Power Photo! L to R: Michael Falkenstein fearless Leader of Hammond Germany with is wonderful lady Super Jenny Jennifer Schiele, Joe Berger The Berger-Meister, Shuji Suzuki President of Suzuki Musical Instruments makers of my Hammond organ and myself Jon Hammond as we all meet in the busy hall of 2013 Frankfurt Musikmesse yesterday! — with Michael Falkenstein, Jennifer Schiele and Joe Berger Photo by Andreas Meer Jazzkeller Hofheim - incredible great Jazz-night with Jon Hammond, Totó Giovanni Gulino drums, Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar at Sk1 Hammond orgel - Fr. 12.04. Musikmesse-Session mit Jon Hammond Band — with Joe Berger, Jon Hammond Organ Group, Totó Giovanni Gulino, Jon Hammond Band, Peter Klohmann and Jon Hammond P Mauriat Blues and Jazz session with Jon Hammond and P.Mauriat artists Day 3 at 2013 Musikmesse, Going For The Sound! P.Mauriat: "Thank you for visiting and see you in China": http://www.pmauriatmusic.com/en/news/4-events-news/262-thank-you-for-visiting-and-see-you-in-music-china Hofheim am Taunus -- Great night in history - Gisela Stang Bürgermeisterin der Stadt Hofheim meets Berger-Meister (Joe Berger) - Jon Hammond Band in Jazzkeller Hofheim L to R: Joe Berger aka Berger-Meister, Gisela Stang, Totó Giovanni Gulino, Peter Kohmann, Joe Berger is happy about this...and we all are, go Gisela in the election, keep up the great work in Hofheim am Taunus! - Jon Hammond — with Joe Berger, Gisela Stang, Jon Hammond Band, Totó Giovanni Gulino and Peter Klohmann The great Music Photographer Documentarian Andreas Meer and Jon Hammond on last day of Musikmesse 2013 - I am so happy and blessed that main man Andreas came directly from Paris to our concert last night in Jazzkeller Hofheim and shot incredible photos, documented the entire event, merci beaucoup...and thank you very much Andreas! Some photos will be coming soon, wow this is so super, Andreas Meer is one of the greatest Rock photographers in the world! Thanks a million Andreas! Jon Hammond and Band — at musikmesse Power Shot: with Ludovic Beier my favorite accordionist, accordina virtuoso and the Father of Roland V-Accordion and Jon Hammond on last day of Frankfurt Musikmesse 2013, bravo Ludovic! Jon Youtube http://youtu.be/aoSYDrWRrok 2,697 — with Ludovic Beier at musikmesse Big big congratulations to my friend Chan Mei Leng on the Grand Opening of her wonderful new "Selera Malaysian Restaurant" located very close to the Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof on Muenchenerstr. 52, the food is fantastic - wishing you many successes long long time Leng and Selera Team! Jon Hammond — with Chan Mei Leng at Selera Malaysian Restaurant Muenchenerstr. 52 Frankfurt am Main Blues Extravaganza, Fast, Slow, Wow, Hammond Organ, Hofheim am Taunus, musikmesse, Frankfurt, ASCAP Composer, Jazz music, Local 802, Musicians Union, Radio TV

No X Cess Baggage Blues Jon Hammond Band HD mobile version - June 1, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: No X Cess Baggage Blues Jon Hammond Band HD mobile version Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/NoXCessBaggageBlues2013JonHammondBandHDMobileVersion Mobile Version Youtube http://youtu.be/wZWIpltQJXs Mobile HD version Original Blues Shuffle Composition "No X-Cess Baggage Blues" by Jon Hammond ©JH INTL/ASCAP at Jon's annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party Jon Hammond Band: Tony Lakatos tenor sax Totó Giovanni Gulino drums Joe Berger guitar Jon Hammond organ Special thanks Thomas Eich TecAmp / THC Amplification - Jazzkeller Frankfurt Team Tony plays P.Mauriat Saxophones http://www.jonhammondband.com CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1139431 Jon Hammond Band Facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=839544379407694 Special thanks Thomas Eich TecAmp / THC Amplification - Jazzkeller Frankfurt Team Tony plays P.Mauriat Saxophones Joe Berger plays custom JJ Guitar Jon Hammond is playing the Sk1 Hammond organ Interview by Detlef Kinsler - Journal Frankfurt http://journal-frankfurt.de/funkyjazz MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME Jon Hammond zum 27. Mal auf der Musikmesse Nomen est omen. Der Mann heißt Hammond und spielt eine Hammond. Der Organist aus New York freut sich auf Frankfurt und lädt zur Musikmesse Warm Up Party am 9.4. in den Jazzkeller ein. JOURNAL FRANKFURT: Was war für Sie zuerst da - die Frankfurter Musikmesse oder Auftritte im Jazzkeller? Jon Hammond: Die Musikmesse. Ich kam 1987 zum ersten Mal nach Frankfurt, zusammen mit Joe Berger, der auf der Messe für Engl Amplifiers spielte. Wir flogen mit der Lufthansa ein und teilten uns ein Zimmer im berühmten Prinz Otto Hotel am Hauptbahnhof. Schon in der ersten Nacht stellte mir Joe den großen John Entwistle, den Bassisten von The Who vor. Es wurde eine lange Nacht, in der wir Cognac tranken und Erdnüsse knabberten in eiern Suite des Marriott Hotels. Ich habe Joe bei einer Session mit John und Ringo Starrs Sohn Zak Starkey im Dorian Grey Club gefilmt bei einer Soundcheck Party. In den ersten paar Jahren spielte ich nicht oft live weil ich noch keine transportierbare Hammond Orgel hatte vor 1991 als ich den Prototyp einer XB-2 Hammond Orgel bekam mit der ich dann um die Welt reiste. Hauptsächliche dokumenierte ich aber die Messe für meine Cable TV Show in New York, die inzwischen im 29. Jahr als The Jon Hammond Show -- Music, Travel and Soft News präsentiert. Die harten Nachrichten überlasse ich CNN und den großen Networks (lacht). Vom ersten Jahr an fühlten wir uns der Musikmesse eng verbunden, haben seitdem eine tolle Zeit hier, kommen jedes Jahr wieder bis wir kleine, alte Männer sind. Das Jazzkeller-Konzert am Vorabend der Musikmesse ist zu einer netten Tradition geworden - wie kam es dazu, was bedeutet es Ihnen und wir werden Sie dieses Jahr diesen Abend im Jazzkeller zelebrieren? Ab 1991 lernte ich mehr und mehr Musikmesse-Menschen kennen und die mich und auch einiges von meiner Musik. Einige von ihnen ermunterten mich, doch auch für Auftritte nach Deutschland zu kommen weil es hier doch ein Interesse an Hammond-Orgel-Groove-Music gab. Mit der schon erwähnten, kleinen, kompakten aber sehr kraftvollen Orgel war das alles möglich. Zudem machte ich in New York gerade eine schwere Zeit durch, mein Vater war gestorben und ich hatte das Gefühl, einige Veränderungen könnten meinem Leben gut tun. Also kam ich nach Frankfurt mit meiner XB-2, allerdings mit einem Rückflugticket falls etwas schief gehen würde. Ich rief viele Musiker an, ließ sie wissen, ich bin jetzt da, lasst uns zusammen spielen. Das war für mich der Anfang einer langen, sehr speziellen Beziehung, vor allem zum Frankfurter Publikum nach ersten kleinen erfolgen im Jazzkeller und einer kurzen Auftritt im Hessen Report im Fernsehen. Beatrix Rief verdanke ich dieses "lucky light on me", eine tolle Erfahrung. Seitdem nenne ich Frankfurt "My Good Luck City" und im Jazzkeller begann auch alles für mich als Musiker. Deshalb liegt mir der Club auch so nah am Herzen, deshalb hatte ich auch die Idee, meine "Musikmesse Warm Up Party" dort zu realisieren, immer in der Nacht bevor die Messe startet was zu einer schönen Tradition wurde. Im ersten Jahr, in dem ich dann auch ein wenig Sponsoring von Philip Morris bekam, konnte ich damit einige Flugtickets für befreundete Musik bezahlen. Darüber war ich sehr glücklich. Dabei rauche ich selbst gar nicht. Wie würden Sie Ihr persönliches Verhältnis zu Deutschland und Frankfurt beschrieben? Lassen Sie es mich so sagen: ich liebe Frankfurt und die Frankfurter waren immer gut zu mir in all den Jahren. Ich könnte ein ganzes Buch über die Zeit schreiben, in der ich in Bornheim wohnte und Nacht für Nacht in der alten Jazzkneipe in der Berliner Straße auftrat. Das war der Treffpunkt, wo auch die Musiker der HR Bigband hinkamen und es gab eine generöse Chefin in der kleinen Kneipe. Auch Regine Dobberschütz und Eugen Hahn im Jazzkeller waren wahre Jazzengel für mich, die mir so vieles ermöglichten in der Zeit. Wir konnten auch in den Studios von AFN Radio spielen, waren die einzigen Musiker, die das - mit einer Sondergenehmigung des US Militärs - durften. Für ein wenig Promotion für die Musikmesse. Wir nannten das Programm für die AFN "Profile TV "-Show "Sound Police". Wir hatten viel Spaß. Kein Wunder also, dass ich Frankfurt als my home away from home begreife und ich mich jedes Mal wieder freue zur Musikmesse zu reisen, in diesem Jahr übrigens zum 27. Mal in Folge. Und ich bin diesmal besonders aufgeregt, heim nach Frankfurt zu kommen weil ich gerade 60 Jahre alt geworden bin. Wer wird in diesem Jahr zum Gelingen des Konzertes mit teils komponierter, teils improvisierter Musik, so nehme ich an, beitragen und was für einen Sound wird die Band präsentieren? Ich habe etwa 90% der Kompositionen geschrieben, die wir spielen werden. Es ist die Musik, die man auch in meiner New Yorker TV-Show hören kann und die mich mehrmals um die Welt getragen hat. Meinen Stil nenne ich "Swinging Funky Jazz and Blues" und featurert die ganz wunderbaren Solisten in meine Band: Tony Lakatos, den großen ungarischen Tenorsaxophonisten, der auch Mitglied in der hr Bigband ist, dann meinen alten Freund Giovanni Gulino, diesen tollen Schlagzeuger, der schon für fast alle Großen der Szene getrommelt hat. Ich liebe diese Jungs. Als Gitarrist ist mein alten Freund und Kollege Joe Berger dabei, den man auch als The Berger-Meister kennt. Auf diese Formation bin ich wirklich stolz. Werden Sie im Jazzkeller wieder eine Hammond Orgel spielen? Ja, sicher, das neueste Modell, eine Sk1, die exakt so klingt wie die legendäre B3. Ich liebe sie. Und sie wiegt nur noch sieben Kilo (Anm. des Autors: Das Original, ein echtes Möbel mit viel Holz, mussten immer zwei Menschen mit viel Muskelkraft die Treppen rauf und runter hieven), ein deutliches Indiz, dass wir in der Zukunft angekommen sind. Da stecken viele Jahre Forschung und Entwicklung drin, auch Bühnenerprobungen. Ich ziehe den Hut vor den Ingenieuren von Suzuki, ein unverwüstliches Instrument erschaffen zu haben. Und das unterziehe ich jetzt einen echten Härttest (lacht). Interview: Detlef Kinsler http://journal-frankfurt.de/funkyjazz No X-Cess Baggage! 2014 Jon Hammond Chocolate Chocolate Cake celebrating 28 years Frankfurt musikmesse - The Baker Mr. Tulan and Jon Hammond with Cake

Head Phone - Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT - NAMM Show - May 31, 2014

*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 — also with appearances by Stephen Fortner, Scott May, Joe Berger, Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Hilton Anaheim Lobby Special Program on 80th Anniversary of Hammond Organ USA - Front of House / FOH Mix by Brian English - Denny Mack Audio - announcement - Stephen Fortner - Editor Keyboard Magazine Jon Hammond Organ Group *Note: "Head Phone" composed by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND Intl. ASCAP recorded with Bernard Purdie originally on Jon's album Late Rent in year of 1989 - Big Special Thanks to Jay Dittamo for standin' in the cuff for Bernard, thanks Jay! special thanks to Scott May and Gregg Gregory Gronowski - Hammond Suzuki Musical Instruments Team Mr. M. Terada, Shuji Suzuki, Yu Beniya, Shigeyuki Ohtaka, Jeff Guilford JJ Guitars UK — with Joe Berger, Alex Budman, Stephen Fortner, Jay Dittamo, Bernard Purdie, Denny Mack and Koei Tanaka at Hilton Anaheim Bandstand photograph of Bernard Purdie by Jon Hammond just before hitting ©JON HAMMOND International ©Copyright Notice: These Photos of Jon Hammond Band are copyrighted and embedded with i.d. information - Photographer Lawrence Gay and Jon Hammond Band must be credited and linked back if shared or used or you will certainly hear from us - enjoy, from The Winter NAMM Show http://www.jonhammondband.com/ 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 - special thanks Sabian, JJ Guitars, Suzuki Musical Instruments Instruments, Bespeco Accessori, Alex Mingmann Hsieh Hsieh, Pmauriat Albest - stage crew Evan, Jennifer, April, cameo appearance by Wolfgang Lücke Director Musikmesse Frankfurt am Main Greg Herreman Productions NAMM Organization http://www.jonhammondband.com/ ©Jon Hammond International ASCAP - Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Jon Hammond, Alex Budman, Joe Berger, Dom Famularo, Wolfgang Lücke and Koei Tanaka at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/THESOUNDSOULSUMMITAllStarJamJonHammondBandFeaturingBernardPurdie Head Phone - Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie of Jon's Band Featuring Bernard Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Alex Budman, Joe Berger2, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Stephen Fortner, Scott May, Joe Berger, Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Hilton Anaheim Lobby Special Program on 80th Anniversary of Hammond Organ USA - Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM presents special award to Mr. Shuji Suzuki President of Suzuki Musical Instruments Corp. makers of Hammond organ and Leslie speaker products on the occasion of 80th anniversary of Hammond organs - with Stephen Fortner of Keyboard Magazine and Gregg Grownowski of Hammond Suzuki USA also in photo - Jon Hammond Youtube http://youtu.be/7TApELTO1XI Front of House / FOH Mix by Brian English - Denny Mack Audio - announcement - Stephen Fortner - Editor Keyboard Magazine Jon Hammond Organ Group *Note: "Head Phone" composed by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND Intl. ASCAP recorded with Bernard Purdieoriginally on Jon's album Late Rent in year of 1989 - Big Special Thanks to Joe Lamond and Larry Morton of NAMM - Jay Dittamo for standin' in the cuff for Bernard, thanks Jay! special thanks to Scott May and Gregg Gregory Gronowski - Hammond Suzuki Musical Instruments Team Mr. M. Terada, Shuji Suzuki, Yu Beniya, Shigeyuki Ohtaka, Jeff Guilford JJ Guitars UK 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 Head Phone, Original Composition, Jon Hammond, ASCAP Composer, NAMM Show, musikmesse, Anaheim Hilton, Bernard Purdie, Fatback Funk, Funky Jazz, Hammond Organ, B3mk2, Leslie 3300, Local 802, Musicians Union

Jennifer's Song album track from Jon Hammond - May 28, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jennifer's Song album track from Jon Hammond http://youtu.be/g4cx_9Yo-OM "Jennifer's Song" Hammond's Bolero track number 2 from Jon Hammond http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/hammond by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND International/ASCAP - Album Notes Letter to the Listener from Jon Hammond: November 28, 2002 Dear Listener! This record marks a new beginning for me, and I would like to dedicate it to all those who like myself are striking out on their own and going it alone. Don't be afraid to follow your dreams. I did and now this record is for you! On November 5th, 2002 at 11:00 hours I entered in to Studio "D" of UNIQUE RECORDING STUDIOS in Times Square NYC with my producer/engineer Joe Berger along with S.F. Bay Area musicians Ronnie Smith (drums) and Alex Budman (tenor sax). I fired up the house HAMMOND organ and felt right at home immediately. Although we cut these tunes in one session, (a new speed record at Unique Recording Studios!), it took my whole life to refine my songs and get to this point where I was ready to record them...and ALSO to select musicians who could not only play their asses off, but are very nice cats who play my music with much enthusiasm and uplifting spirit. Like all bandleaders I have had more than my share of nightmare situations with "difficult" musicians so I am always happy when I can record and play with trouble-free musicians on the band! These are the guys. This was Ronnie's first trip to New York City. The night before our session he and Alex went to hear the Village Vanguard Monday Night Bigband while I stayed home in my Times Square apartment preparing the music for the session. There is a story behind every one of these compositions. Once you have heard "Jennifer's Song" you'll never be able to get it out of your mind. Melody is King! Perhaps you will hear my Russian/Hungarian heritage coming from this melody. On every one of my albums I like to do something original that has never been done before. On this record the very first sound that you will hear is the sound of me popping the cork out of a very nice bottle of Red Bordeaux wine! I have always thought this to be a "happy sound", so kick back and enjoy a glass of Bordeaux with my music if you have the possibility to do so. Also I announce the title of every one of my songs. The reason I do this is because so often on the radio song titles are not announced...well, I fixed that! I recorded the cork and my voiceovers on my new acquisition, which is a fine Chinese manufactured Tube Microphone from SUPERLUX in Shanghai. My EXCELSIOR tonechamber accordion has custom SENNHEISER microphones in it with a very slick modification by main man ALEX of Alex Accordions Guitars shop around the corner from Unique Recording Studios on W. 48th St. in New York (on the famous strip of music shops). This was my first outting using the electronics in my hand-built accordion and I was very pleased with the natural sound we got on the recordings. I didn't really forget even one person who has helped me on this long journey up to the release of "Hammond's Bolero". Now buy the record and come out to our gigs! Come by the bandstand and say hi, I'm easy to find...I'll either be behind my HAMMOND organ or strapped in to my EXCELSIOR Accordion. As my friends from Russia and Ukraine say: "Nastarovya!" However you say it...here's to your health and my romantic music here on this disc comes from our hearts to all people around the world in the international language of instrumental music...in the rhythm of life! Sincerely yours, Jon Hammond â„¢ "The FINGERS...are the SINGERS!" Andreas Breunig: Ich würde sie auch gerne mal hören...., die cd! Ich wohne unweit der "Schnulze" in Hamburg. Vor 2 Jahren auf einem nach-Hause-Weg hörte ich Musik. Sie kam aus der Schnulze. Und sie war gut, verdammt gut! Später erfuhr ich, welch hochkarätigen Musiker in dieser kleinen Kneipe gespielt haben, einfach unglaublich... Wann bist du wieder in Hamburg, Jon ? When are you back in Hamburg/germany, Jon ? Please, give me a mail ! My Friends here are sometime in a very, very big wintersleeping, you know... Thanks for your Music !!! And best wishes to a great musician under our sun !!! Andreas from Hamburg Michael August this music is great! Hi, i´m the artist and designer of this cd-cover, i hear it in every time and this music change my live! it´s absolut wonderful, fantastic! it blows my mind away! Jon Hammond Band Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Hammonds-Bolero-Jon-Hammond/dp/B000BX372E This is Jon Hammond's inspired all-original trio album played with the intensity of a live performance. It features great saxophone work by Alex Budman and the sophisticated funky sound of Ronnie Smith, Jr. on drums. Accordion and guitar embellish several tracks, and the overall sound is very musical and unusual. Lots of powerful groove drives some really great Jon Hammond compositions such as "Soon I Will Be Free", "Cannonball 99 (One More Time!), "Six Year Itch", "Jennifer's Song" and "9/11 Tribute." Audio CD (September 19, 2006) Original Release Date: 2006 Number of Discs: 1 Label: Ham-Berger-Friz ASIN: B000BX372E Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews) By Dams Patrik - See all my reviews (REAL NAME) Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Hammond's Bolero (Audio CD) Perfect and Jon is a friend of me so I am happy with the CD and I ask everybody to buy it. This review is from: Hammond's Bolero (Audio CD) I love this cd. All Jon Hammond Cd's are super but this one is a favorite of mine. It has all original songs. I especially love the accordion addition. The organ solo's are beautiful. The drummer is super funky. The saxophone is right on. Accordion, Hammond organ, Jazz Fusion, Jennifer's Song, Jon Hammond, ASCAP Composer, City Hall Records, World Music, Local 802, Musicians Union

Hammond's Bolero album track from Jon Hammond - May 26, 2014

Listen to Album Quality Audio HERE: Hammond's Bolero album track from Jon Hammond http://youtu.be/xRCG3wt6ARY most high quality Audio: Hammond's Bolero track 1 title track from Jon Hammond http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/hammond This is Jon Hammond's inspired all-original trio album played with the intensity of a live performance. It features great saxophone work by Alex Budman and the sophisticated funky sound of Ronnie Smith, Jr. on drums. Accordion and guitar embellish several tracks, and the overall sound is very musical and unusual. Lots of powerful groove drives some really great Jon Hammond compositions such as "Soon I Will Be Free", "Cannonball 99 (One More Time!), "Six Year Itch", "Jennifer's Song" and "9/11 Tribute." Artist: Hammond, Jon Trio Title: Hammond's Bolero Format: CD Label: HAM-BERGER-FRIZ RECORDS Catalog Number: 103 UPC Code: 601637970522 Price: $9.98 (All prices include domestic shipping.) Genre: JAZZ City Hall Records Catalog Independent Record Distribution since 1973 Album Notes Letter to the Listener from Jon Hammond: November 28, 2002 Dear Listener! This record marks a new beginning for me, and I would like to dedicate it to all those who like myself are striking out on their own and going it alone. Don't be afraid to follow your dreams. I did and now this record is for you! On November 5th, 2002 at 11:00 hours I entered in to Studio "D" of UNIQUE RECORDING STUDIOS in Times Square NYC with my producer/engineer Joe Berger along with S.F. Bay Area musicians Ronnie Smith (drums) and Alex Budman (tenor sax). I had just come back from performing in Shanghai at the first MUSIC CHINA. My mission was clear...because of all our busy schedules and logistical problems, we had a 4 hour window to play down 13 of my original compositions live to Pro Tools recording format with Joe Berger at the controls, ably assisted by Heath Aiken. From the first tune I knew that this would be my best record ever. Twelve of the tracks made this record and the 13th will be on the next record! As I was telling the musicians...on this record each of us is larger than life. I am very proud to feature the undeniable pocket feel of Ronnie Smith, the great left-handed funk drummer from East Oakland. Also it is my pleasure to feature one of the finest and most musical tenor saxophonists to come out of the Bay Area in a long time: Alex Budman. The incredible guitar work features my long-time partner Joe Berger (Ham-Berger Productions). Joe has played with John Entwistle, Vangelis and many greats, plus he is responsible for the fine sound of this recording and mastering. Joe joined the band on tracks 1 & 3, title song Hammond's Bolero and Cannonball 99. Bobby and Joanne Nathan's Unique Recording Studios was the perfect studio and environment for our live recording. Special thanks to Bobby and Joanne and the Unique staff! I fired up the house HAMMOND organ and felt right at home immediately. Although we cut these tunes in one session, (a new speed record at Unique Recording Studios!), it took my whole life to refine my songs and get to this point where I was ready to record them...and ALSO to select musicians who could not only play their asses off, but are very nice cats who play my music with much enthusiasm and uplifting spirit. Like all bandleaders I have had more than my share of nightmare situations with "difficult" musicians so I am always happy when I can record and play with trouble-free musicians on the band! These are the guys. This was Ronnie's first trip to New York City. The night before our session he and Alex went to hear the Village Vanguard Monday Night Bigband while I stayed home in my Times Square apartment preparing the music for the session. There is a story behind every one of these compositions. The title track "Hammond's Bolero" (track #1) means literally Romantic Music. Even if you are not a dancer you'll want to dance to this track! As on every track all the musicians are featured with the addition of the totally amazing guitar work of JOE BERGER. He does some "terrible things" to the strings on his guitar ladies and gentlemen! Guitar Heads and even Carlos Santana...look out!! On every one of my albums I like to do something original that has never been done before. On this record the very first sound that you will hear is the sound of me popping the cork out of a very nice bottle of Red Bordeaux wine! I have always thought this to be a "happy sound", so kick back and enjoy a glass of Bordeaux with my music if you have the possibility to do so. Also I announce the title of every one of my songs. The reason I do this is because so often on the radio song titles are not announced...well, I fixed that! I recorded the cork and my voiceovers on my new acquisition, which is a fine Chinese manufactured Tube Microphone from SUPERLUX in Shanghai. My EXCELSIOR tonechamber accordion has custom SENNHEISER microphones in it with a very slick modification by main man ALEX of Alex Accordions Guitars shop around the corner from Unique Recording Studios on W. 48th St. in New York (on the famous strip of music shops). This was my first outting using the electronics in my hand-built accordion and I was very pleased with the natural sound we got on the recordings. Track #2, "Jennifer's Song" I wrote for my girlfriend Jennifer. Once you have heard "Jennifer's Song" you'll never be able to get it out of your mind. Melody is King! Perhaps you will hear my Russian/Hungarian heritage coming from this melody. "Cannonball 99" (One More Time!) #3 is a rollicking shuffle that I would like to dedicate to all those out there on the superslab with the hammer down driving cross-country. "Cannonball" means non-stop, coast to coast. I have driven more miles than most people will ever live to drive. I've seen 18 wheel trucks drive off the side of a mountain in black ice...drivers falling asleep at the wheel and angry people driving like idiots. Buckle up for safety, keep a CB radio and a cell phone in the car and please drive safely out there everybody! JOE BERGER joins us for a rockin' solo on this one, ala ZZ TOP. He's been cannonballin' on the big-time tour busses with everybody from The WHO's JOHN ENTWISTLE who we unfortunately lost last year, to boy band DREAM STREET. We call him the "Berger-meister"! You might see me out there one more time...my handle on the CB radio is: "T-Bone Steak". They'll be playing the hell out of this one down in the Bayou on my friends' radio station www.KBON.com in Eunice Louisianna...laissez les bon ton roulette, Cannonball 99...One More Time! This next song, (#4) "Soon I Will Be Free" is sure to be the theme song for a future TV show or movie! Ronnie's Gospel and Shuffle beats are undeniable. I wrote the tune in D flat (5 flats)..the tonality of the bass lines I played on my MZ2000 CASIO monster bass keyboard will shake the china in your neighbor's kitchen! Smokin' track...dig the accordion I layed down and soulful saxophone playing from Alex. This one will make you snap your fingers until they're too sore to snap no more! "Thing In C Minor" (#5) is a serious 3-way jam featuring Ronnie with an East Bay Funk groove and solo in the middle. We jam so hard at the end that when we hit the final slam together, I think you'll agree when I say that this track has one of the greatest endings ever recorded! (the other greatest ending is on Czechoslovakian Salsa Song..track #9!) "Cosmo Lane" (#6) was a song I wrote while looking out of the window at my San Francisco apartment. There is a little street called Cosmo Lane where the pigeons shit and the crackheads smoke and whatever else they do. I often would face my keyboard out the window and play while looking at this little street. Soon after I wrote the song a friend of ours in Germany named his new son "Cosmo". I thought...oh that is pretty cosmic, because how many Cosmo's do you know?! Only one I can think of was on the old TV show "Topper". And now the hotel around the corner has changed it's name to "Cosmo Hotel"...and last week when I played for first time in Osaka Japan, there Jennifer and I were in a fine hotel on Cosmo Place! So here it is for you..."Cosmo Lane". The guys think this would be another good one for TV show theme. Track #7 "Remembering Stanley" is my tribute to recently deceased tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine, featuring our saxophonist Alex Budman. I never played with him, but our main man Joe Berger worked with Stanley on the road and mixed his last record. This tune starts out with a quote from J.S. Bach Prelude and Fugue in C Minor...I always wanted to do that because it so firmly establishes the tonality of the key like nothing I have ever heard! The head of the tune is a little bit reminiscent of The Pink Panther. Well ladies and gentlemen...the Pink Panther is dead..and so is Stanley, so here you have it.. "Remembering Stanley"! Some fine tribute playing by Alex on the tenor sax...check it out! "Six Year Itch" (#8), is a very strong tune. I was telling the cats...this song is like an anthem! I could imagine a very hip marching band doing this song someday. I actually wrote it as I completed the first 6 years of my television show (The Jon Hammond Show) in New York. I had heard about the famous 7 year itch that married couples experience. And then in 1985 I was offered a major contract from then President of Sony Software, John O'Donnell. I'll never forget how at our meeting on the 48th floor of 9 W. 57th St. in New York at Sony Headquarters he told me, "Jon, we here at Sony believe that you will be tremendously successful within 3 years."..And then here I was 6 years on the air with my show and I was thinking...well Mr. O'Donnell...I hope you are right but I guess you are off by just a few years! And now I am just about to wrap up the 19th year of my TV show on Feb. 2nd, 2003 I begin my 20th consecutive year of broadcasting The Jon Hammond Show. Stay tuned, and here it is now for you..."Six Year Itch"! "F.P. Blues" (#9) is a song I wrote during my days living in the famous St. Pauli section of Hamburg Germany by the Reeperbahn. There was a club there I played at which had a very unusual name that I finally shortened to these initials so I will not be blamed for being a sexist...hey, I didn't name the club! But anyway we have a good friend also with the same initials-Francoise Pujol, a fine musician in Paris...so it can be for Francoise also. A swinging shuffle blues with some growling tenor sax from Alex...this is a very common kind of feel to what I was playing 7 nights-a-week in Boston's Combat Zone strip clubs back in the '70's "Czechoslovakian Salsa Song" (#10) has a very interesting story! I wrote this song during one of my frequent visits to play in Prague. Even though now they call it Czech Republic I prefer to think of it still as Czechoslovakia. I have enjoyed performing and giving seminares (as they are called there) in Prague several times. And in my travels there I have found it very interesting that in this place where there is a rich history of music and culture, there is a big movement of Salsa Music. Yes that's right...they love Salsa Music in Prague! And so while there I met the main Czechoslovakian salsa cat and we composed this song with the very memorable melody together. Does anybody out there know the name of the main Czechoslovakian salsa cat? His name is: Saul Salsoskovitch!....cymbal hit please!! Have a nice Czech beer from Pilsn and enjoy the song! "Train Song" (#11) is a melody that came in to my head while riding on the AMTRAK passenger train across the country. I was looking out the window at the beautiful Colorado Rockies while hearing the melody in my mind. The train is very close to my heart because I originally came out from Chicago to Berkeley California with my mother and sisters on the "California Zephyr" in the year of 1957..I was 4 years old then and didn't quite understand the concept of "going to another state"...well, after some days on the Zephyr, I knew what that meant! I often used to like to play by the train tracks as a young cat and even today I gravitate towards the tracks when I feel like just kicking around. Yesterday we took some photos of the trio and it naturally came in to my mind that we should shoot the pictures down by the Berkeley train tracks. I used to like to squish pennies on the track and so I put down 3 pennies for good luck before we did our photo shoot. It's not always so easy to find the coins after they are squished by the train. Then they fly around in the gravel and debris...Jennifer found all 3 coins, so now I know we will have good luck with this record! And so not to make it too complicated as my old friend Al "Jazzbeaux" Collins would say...I call this one, "Train Song"...swingin' down the tracks! Track #12, the final track of this record album is a very special track for me....this is my tribute to all the victims of the horrible attacks of September 11th 2001. I told Jennifer and all my friends after receiving the terrible news that, "Now is the time for the musicians to do our work." Because I live in Times Square New York and also my girlfriend works in the airlines and so like everyone else this event has hit very very close to home. In some ways it brought us all closer together. One week after Sept. 11 we went to Hamburg Germany to visit my close friends there and I was also moved by how deeply our friends in Germany and all over the world were affected by the tragedy. In many ways we live in a different world today now. The American flags were out in Hamburg and everywhere we went folks! We have a great country and so as introduction to my composition "Get Back In The Groove" I play some strains of "America The Beautiful" in medley with my song. I wrote G.B.I.T.G. when I was only 15 years old and coming through a tough time in my life. For all the people out there who are getting back in the groove, this song and album is dedicated to YOU. I'm writing these liner notes on Thanksgiving Day which is a beautiful American tradition. I have plenty to be thankful for this year and so I would like to thank all of the people who helped me somehow to make this album of my compositions a reality. It's been a long time coming even though we recorded it in record time. Please read my special thanks and if I somehow omitted your name and you know you belong on the list, please forgive me as my mind gets a little cloudy the older I get, but I didn't really forget even one person who has helped me on this long journey up to the release of "Hammond's Bolero". Now buy the record and come out to our gigs! Come by the bandstand and say hi, I'm easy to find...I'll either be behind my HAMMOND organ or strapped in to my EXCELSIOR Accordion. As my friends from Russia and Ukraine say: "Nastarovya!" However you say it...here's to your health and my romantic music here on this disc comes from our hearts to all people around the world in the international language of instrumental music...in the rhythm of life! Sincerely yours, Jon Hammond â„¢ "The FINGERS...are the SINGERS!" from Germany/Hamburg That´s a pretty kettle of fish!!! This music will twist you round one´s little finger-it´s so beautiful it took my breath away - really - take it from me!!!Just what the doctor ordered:-)GREAT! Jon Hammond can bring the house down - yeah! Andreas Breunig Ich würde sie auch gerne mal hören...., die cd! Ich wohne unweit der "Schnulze" in Hamburg. Vor 2 Jahren auf einem nach-Hause-Weg hörte ich Musik. Sie kam aus der Schnulze. Und sie war gut, verdammt gut! Später erfuhr ich, welch hochkarätigen Musiker in dieser kleinen Kneipe gespielt haben, einfach unglaublich... Wann bist du wieder in Hamburg, Jon ? When are you back in Hamburg/germany, Jon ? Please, give me a mail ! My Friends here are sometime in a very, very big wintersleeping, you know... Thanks for your Music !!! And best wishes to a great musician under our sun !!! Andreas from Hamburg Michael August this music is great! Hi, i´m the artist and designer of this cd-cover, i hear it in every time and this music change my live! it´s absolut wonderful, fantastic! it blows my mind away! Funky Jazz, Hammond Organ, Excelsior Accordions, Jon Hammond, Bolero, ASCAP Composer, Publisher, Local 802, Musicians Union, Local 6, Classic Rock, NAMM, musikmesse

2014 Pocket Funk Jazzkeller Party - May 26, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: 2014 Pocket Funk Jazzkeller Party Jon's archive http://ia802503.us.archive.org/3/items/2014PocketFunkJazzkellerParty/2014%20Pocket%20Funk%20jazzkeller%20Party.mp4 Pocket Funk by Jon Hammond - Jon's annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller - almost complete take shot by Aurelia Natalini with camera direction by Tino Pavlis - Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ ©Jon Hammond International ASCAP http://www.jonhammondband.com Youtube http://youtu.be/voVWs_Ijbn4 Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/2014-pocket-funk-jazzkeller-musikmesse-warm-up-party-jon-hammond-band-6896262 Vimeo http://vimeo.com/96350283 CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1136752 Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152081821677102&l=6125458100668631798 Early Morning Downtown San Francisco -- Have a good somber Memorial Day folks - Jon Hammond America's Pride - Blue Angels: https://hammondjazz.wordpress.com/2013/09/11/tribute-to-911-w-americas-pride-blue-angels-get-back-in-the-groove/ Tribute to 9/11 w/ America’s Pride Blue Angels “Get Back in The Groove” *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Tribute to 9 11 w America’s Pride Blue Angels Get Back in The Groove Tribute to 9/11 with America’s Pride The Blue Angels and Music “Get Back In The Groove” by Jon Hammond Band “America’s pride The Blue Angels here at SFO to perform fearlessly in honor of Fleet Week - http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151618410852102 Youtube http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151618410852102 Youtube http://youtu.be/2C3KtLtMVm8 Hammond's Bolero http://laterent.blogspot.com/2014/05/hammonds-bolero-album-track-from-jon.html Listen to Album Quality Audio HERE: Hammond's Bolero album track from Jon Hammond http://youtu.be/xRCG3wt6ARY most high quality Audio: Hammond's Bolero track 1 title track from Jon Hammond http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/hammond This is Jon Hammond's inspired all-original trio album played with the intensity of a live performance. It features great saxophone work by Alex Budman and the sophisticated funky sound of Ronnie Smith, Jr. on drums. Accordion and guitar embellish several tracks, and the overall sound is very musical and unusual. Lots of powerful groove drives some really great Jon Hammond compositions such as "Soon I Will Be Free", "Cannonball 99 (One More Time!), "Six Year Itch", "Jennifer's Song" and "9/11 Tribute." Artist: Hammond, Jon Trio Title: Hammond's Bolero Format: CD Label: HAM-BERGER-FRIZ RECORDS Catalog Number: 103 UPC Code: 601637970522 Price: $9.98 (All prices include domestic shipping.) Genre: JAZZ City Hall Records Catalog Independent Record Distribution since 1973 Album Notes Letter to the Listener from Jon Hammond: November 28, 2002 Dear Listener! This record marks a new beginning for me, and I would like to dedicate it to all those who like myself are striking out on their own and going it alone. Don't be afraid to follow your dreams. I did and now this record is for you! On November 5th, 2002 at 11:00 hours I entered in to Studio "D" of UNIQUE RECORDING STUDIOS in Times Square NYC with my producer/engineer Joe Berger along with S.F. Bay Area musicians Ronnie Smith (drums) and Alex Budman (tenor sax). I had just come back from performing in Shanghai at the first MUSIC CHINA. My mission was clear...because of all our busy schedules and logistical problems, we had a 4 hour window to play down 13 of my original compositions live to Pro Tools recording format with Joe Berger at the controls, ably assisted by Heath Aiken. From the first tune I knew that this would be my best record ever. Twelve of the tracks made this record and the 13th will be on the next record! As I was telling the musicians...on this record each of us is larger than life. I am very proud to feature the undeniable pocket feel of Ronnie Smith, the great left-handed funk drummer from East Oakland. Also it is my pleasure to feature one of the finest and most musical tenor saxophonists to come out of the Bay Area in a long time: Alex Budman. The incredible guitar work features my long-time partner Joe Berger (Ham-Berger Productions). Joe has played with John Entwistle, Vangelis and many greats, plus he is responsible for the fine sound of this recording and mastering. Joe joined the band on tracks 1 & 3, title song Hammond's Bolero and Cannonball 99. Bobby and Joanne Nathan's Unique Recording Studios was the perfect studio and environment for our live recording. Special thanks to Bobby and Joanne and the Unique staff! I fired up the house HAMMOND organ and felt right at home immediately. Although we cut these tunes in one session, (a new speed record at Unique Recording Studios!), it took my whole life to refine my songs and get to this point where I was ready to record them...and ALSO to select musicians who could not only play their asses off, but are very nice cats who play my music with much enthusiasm and uplifting spirit. Like all bandleaders I have had more than my share of nightmare situations with "difficult" musicians so I am always happy when I can record and play with trouble-free musicians on the band! These are the guys. This was Ronnie's first trip to New York City. The night before our session he and Alex went to hear the Village Vanguard Monday Night Bigband while I stayed home in my Times Square apartment preparing the music for the session. There is a story behind every one of these compositions. The title track "Hammond's Bolero" (track #1) means literally Romantic Music. Even if you are not a dancer you'll want to dance to this track! As on every track all the musicians are featured with the addition of the totally amazing guitar work of JOE BERGER. He does some "terrible things" to the strings on his guitar ladies and gentlemen! Guitar Heads and even Carlos Santana...look out!! On every one of my albums I like to do something original that has never been done before. On this record the very first sound that you will hear is the sound of me popping the cork out of a very nice bottle of Red Bordeaux wine! I have always thought this to be a "happy sound", so kick back and enjoy a glass of Bordeaux with my music if you have the possibility to do so. Also I announce the title of every one of my songs. The reason I do this is because so often on the radio song titles are not announced...well, I fixed that! I recorded the cork and my voiceovers on my new acquisition, which is a fine Chinese manufactured Tube Microphone from SUPERLUX in Shanghai. My EXCELSIOR tonechamber accordion has custom SENNHEISER microphones in it with a very slick modification by main man ALEX of Alex Accordions Guitars shop around the corner from Unique Recording Studios on W. 48th St. in New York (on the famous strip of music shops). This was my first outting using the electronics in my hand-built accordion and I was very pleased with the natural sound we got on the recordings. Track #2, "Jennifer's Song" I wrote for my girlfriend Jennifer. Once you have heard "Jennifer's Song" you'll never be able to get it out of your mind. Melody is King! Perhaps you will hear my Russian/Hungarian heritage coming from this melody. "Cannonball 99" (One More Time!) #3 is a rollicking shuffle that I would like to dedicate to all those out there on the superslab with the hammer down driving cross-country. "Cannonball" means non-stop, coast to coast. I have driven more miles than most people will ever live to drive. I've seen 18 wheel trucks drive off the side of a mountain in black ice...drivers falling asleep at the wheel and angry people driving like idiots. Buckle up for safety, keep a CB radio and a cell phone in the car and please drive safely out there everybody! JOE BERGER joins us for a rockin' solo on this one, ala ZZ TOP. He's been cannonballin' on the big-time tour busses with everybody from The WHO's JOHN ENTWISTLE who we unfortunately lost last year, to boy band DREAM STREET. We call him the "Berger-meister"! You might see me out there one more time...my handle on the CB radio is: "T-Bone Steak". They'll be playing the hell out of this one down in the Bayou on my friends' radio station www.KBON.com in Eunice Louisianna...laissez les bon ton roulette, Cannonball 99...One More Time! This next song, (#4) "Soon I Will Be Free" is sure to be the theme song for a future TV show or movie! Ronnie's Gospel and Shuffle beats are undeniable. I wrote the tune in D flat (5 flats)..the tonality of the bass lines I played on my MZ2000 CASIO monster bass keyboard will shake the china in your neighbor's kitchen! Smokin' track...dig the accordion I layed down and soulful saxophone playing from Alex. This one will make you snap your fingers until they're too sore to snap no more! "Thing In C Minor" (#5) is a serious 3-way jam featuring Ronnie with an East Bay Funk groove and solo in the middle. We jam so hard at the end that when we hit the final slam together, I think you'll agree when I say that this track has one of the greatest endings ever recorded! (the other greatest ending is on Czechoslovakian Salsa Song..track #9!) "Cosmo Lane" (#6) was a song I wrote while looking out of the window at my San Francisco apartment. There is a little street called Cosmo Lane where the pigeons shit and the crackheads smoke and whatever else they do. I often would face my keyboard out the window and play while looking at this little street. Soon after I wrote the song a friend of ours in Germany named his new son "Cosmo". I thought...oh that is pretty cosmic, because how many Cosmo's do you know?! Only one I can think of was on the old TV show "Topper". And now the hotel around the corner has changed it's name to "Cosmo Hotel"...and last week when I played for first time in Osaka Japan, there Jennifer and I were in a fine hotel on Cosmo Place! So here it is for you..."Cosmo Lane". The guys think this would be another good one for TV show theme. Pocket Funk, Memorial Day, Downtown San Francisco, SFO, Frankfurt, musikmesse, Funky Jazz, Blues, Hammond Organ, Local 802, Musicians Union

Jon Hammond appearance on Jon Russell's Indie Pool Show - May 20, 2014

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San Francisco CA -- Not just another interview show with music. More like an audio magazine that digs deeper so you’ll come away with a better understanding of the featured artists and bands and their music. Every couple of weeks the Indie Pool presents a new installment giving you an opportunity to come away with a better understanding of who’s making today’s music and why. The Indie Pool showcases: Jon Hammond
With music from Jon Hammond played live in the studios of KYOU Radio with Host Jon Russell and tracks from Jon'a album NDR SESSIONS Projekt on Ham-Beger-Friz Records
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Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/WhiteOnionsBrunchSetNAMM2014 Jon Hammond Band performs funky jazz instrumental "White Onions" at the 2014 NAMM Show on Center Patio Stage brunch set with Dom Famularo drums, Koei Tanaka / 田中光栄 - fan site harmonica, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ - special thanks Bespeco Accessori, Jon is using the newest Italian designer keyboard stand and Fender Super Bassman amp for his Sk1 organ - Alex Budman is playing P.Mauriat / Pmauriat Albest tenor saxophone, Joe Berger plays JJ Guitars new model, Dom Famularo Sabian cymbals, Koei Tanaka harmonicas by Suzuki Musical Instruments http://www.jonhammondband.com/ ©JH INTL ASCAP Youtube LINK: http://youtu.be/9om3xG6tv40 NAMM Believe in Music Awards and Purdie Shuffle Jon Hammond Band http://blog.sfgate.com/jon-hammond/2014/02/05/namm-believe-in-music-awards-and-purdie-shuffle-jon-hammond-band/ *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Believe in Music Awards and Purdie Shuffle Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM Organization presents Jon Hammond the prestigious Believe In Music Award at 2014 Winter NAMM Show Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/NAMMBelieveInMusicAwardsAndPurdieShuffle (Higher Quality) Anaheim CA: This film starts out at the annual NAMM Believe In Music Awards and immediately afterwards Jon Hammond ran to the Center Patio Stage for a Jon Hammond Band performance with the inventor of “The Purdie Shuffle” Bernard Purdie! Performance Info Location: Anaheim C.C.B/C Patio Stage Time: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm http://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2014/concerts-performances/jon-hammond-band Genre: Rock Website: http://www.jonhammondband.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/jonhammondband Sunday Blues and Jazz Session Hammond NAMM 2014 Jon Hammond's traditional Sunday Blues and Jazz Session with good friends Koei Tanaka and Joe Berger at Hammond Organ USA Suzuki Musical Instruments *Video Forthcoming - good way to start the day! — at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Anaheim CA -- Is that Stevie Wonder talking with organist Jon Hammond of Jon Hammond Band? Yes! Main Man Stevie in the house!! Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/THESOUNDSOULSUMMITAllStarJamJonHammondBandFeaturingBernardPurdie Head Phone - Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie of Jon's Band Featuring Bernard Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Alex Budman, Joe Berger2, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Stephen Fortner, Scott May, Joe Berger, Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Hilton Anaheim Lobby Special Program on 80th Anniversary of Hammond Organ USA - Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM presents special award to Mr. Shuji Suzuki President of Suzuki Musical Instruments Corp. makers of Hammond organ and Leslie speaker products on the occasion of 80th anniversary of Hammond organs - with Stephen Fortner of Keyboard Magazine and Gregg Grownowski of Hammond Suzuki USA also in photo - Jon Hammond Youtube http://youtu.be/7TApELTO1XI Front of House / FOH Mix by Brian English - Denny Mack Audio - announcement - Stephen Fortner - Editor Keyboard Magazine Jon Hammond Organ Group *Note: "Head Phone" composed by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND Intl. ASCAP recorded with Bernard Purdieoriginally on Jon's album Late Rent in year of 1989 - Big Special Thanks toJay Dittamo for standin' in the cuff for Bernard, thanks Jay! special thanks to Scott May and Gregg Gregory Gronowski - Hammond Suzuki Musical Instruments Team Mr. M. Terada, Shuji Suzuki, Yu Beniya, Shigeyuki Ohtaka, Jeff Guilford JJ Guitars UK NDR Sessions, Jazz, Hamburg, Jon Hammond, Indie, San Francisco, Radio, Podcast, Organ, Accordion, Announcer, Local 802, Musicians Union

Cooking At The Jazzkeller Musikmesse Warm Up Party Encore - May 19, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Cooking At The Jazzkeller Musikmesse Warm Up Party Encore Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/CookingAtTheJazzkellerMusikmesseWarmUpPartyEncore Jon Hammond Hammond's musikmesse Warm Up Party encore Cooking at The jazzkeller - Peter Klohmann is the tenor saxophonist, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ in the world famous Jazzkeller Frankfurt - special thanks to Frank Poehl for operating the camera and Michael Falkenstein main man Hammond Suzuki Deutschland - Suzuki Musical Instruments http://www.HammondCast.com/ Jon Hammond Band / Jon Hammond Organ Group Youtube http://youtu.be/BRye4apq6q0 Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/cooking-at-the-jazzkeller-musikmesse-warm-up-party-encore-6887835 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1vmv2d_cooking-at-the-jazzkeller-musikmesse-warm-up-party-encore_music CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1133986 Jon Hammond Band Facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=831178060244326 Vimeo http://vimeo.com/95640569 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/P.MauriatPlayersSessionWithJonHammondDay1NAMM2014 The Famous Stevie Wonder and Jon Hammond Photo Just In! http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1099403 Stevie Wonder and Jon Hammond Photo Just In! Photo Credit and Many Thanks to Bernie Capicchiano of Bernies Music Land Australia, thanks a million Bernie!!! You can clearly see Stevie is shanking my hand - he shook it about 5 different ways while we were talking, his fingers are his eyes living in the world of Music that has blessed us all! This was at the Hammond Organ USA Suzuki Musical Instruments stand number 5100 Winter NAMM Show 2014, I got to speak with him last year also and met him the first time in 1972 - this is a precious photo from Bernie! - Jon Hammond - at The NAMM Show Stevie's Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevie_Wonder musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, he has become one of the most creative and loved musical performers of the late 20th century.[2] Wonder signed with Motown's Tamla label at the age of eleven[2] and continues to perform and record for Motown as of the early 2010s. He has been blind since shortly after birth.[3] Among Wonder's works are singles such as "Superstition", "Sir Duke", "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" and "I Just Called to Say I Love You"; and albums such as Talking Book, Innervisions and Songs in the Key of Life.[2] He has recorded more than thirty U.S. top ten hits and received twenty-two Grammy Awards, the most ever awarded to a male solo artist, and has sold over 100 million albums and singles, making him one of the top 60 best-selling music artists.[4] Wonder is also noted for his work as an activist for political causes, including his 1980 campaign to make Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday a holiday in the United States.[5] In 2009, Wonder was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace.[6] In 2008, Billboard magazine released a list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists to celebrate the US singles chart's fiftieth anniversary, with Wonder at number five...cont. — with Stevie Wonder at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Dankeschön to my good friend Tino Pavlis for sending me this very precious photograph of me speaking with Stevie Wonder last month at The NAMM Show, thanks a million Tino! P.Mauriat Players Session with Jon Hammond Day 1 NAMM 2014 Youtube http://youtu.be/35qxoEkC74E (Higher Quality) A wonderful jazz session at P.Mauriat / Pmauriat Albest NAMM stand number 4514 on first day of NAMM 2014 together with Jon Hammond on the organ with tenor saxophonists Aldo Salvent, Alex Budman, Josh Quinlan, Terell Stafford trumpet, checking names, more coming - Jon Hammond http://www.HammondCast.com/ - The NAMM Show — with Alex Budman, Aldo Salvent, Terrel Stafford, Josh Quinlan and more.. http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1099403 P Mauriat HQ / Pmauriat Albest action - Jon Hammond flanked by Eric Hsu and David Kornusov - bringing down the volume with Jazz Ballads LINK http://youtu.be/Llv6MKNOvks Jon Hammond and Greg Osby LINK: http://youtu.be/3UukhoJPe0E Jon Hammond and Arno Haas - The NAMM Show stand 4514 This is how we sound check at 9 o'clock in the morning in the bright California sun - thanks Fender for the big super bad Fender Super Bassman amp, it's amazing how good 10 inch speakers can sound! Jon Hammond - The NAMM Show Center Patio Stage - LINK: http://youtu.be/0656E-IWDn8 Dom Famularo Feature on Jon Hammond Band NAMM Show — with Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Fender Super Bassman - 300 watts Tube Power, sounds good with my organ! Jon Hammond Dick Boak of C.F. Martin & Company (Guitars)- thanks for bringing Eric Clapton's Blue acoustic guitar to NAMM, looking / sounding real good Dick! - Jon Hammond Detlef Kinsler Journal Frankfurtl / Frankfurter Rundschau) and Jon Hammond here at Jon's last musikmesse Warm Up Party - next one: 11th March 21:00UHR - celebrating 28th year Frankfurt Musikmesse Action World’s Largest Musical Instruments Show and Prolight + Sound and Jon's birthday with special guests and friends from Messe Frankfurt in the good old Jazzkeller with Jon Hammond Band Easier Download FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: http://blog.sfgate.com/jon-hammond/2014/03/01/easier-download-for-immediate-release-musikmesse-warm-up-party/ Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/NoXCessBaggageBlues2013HD720p Oslo Norway -- Jon Hammond flanked by Jan Grindheim and Kevin Gallagher in front of Oslo City Hall - LINK: http://youtu.be/3SEJhqXVqiU 06 A special visit with Lord Mayor of Oslo Per Ditlev-Simonsen in Oslo Norway on Jon Hammond's HammondCast Show — at Oslo City Hall Nice job on "Body and Soul" James Carter when we played it last month in the Pmauriat Albest / P Mauriat HQ Stand at The NAMM Show — with Jon Hammond and James Carter at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center L to R: Richard Clements, Mike Camoia, Jon Hammond, Bob Cunningham Jon Hammond and Bob Cunningham playing at Local 802 In 720p Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/NoXCessBaggageBlues2013HD720p No X-Cess Baggage Blues Written by Jon Hammond for his friends at PIA because they let him take quite a lot of baggage over many times in the old days on Pakistan International Airlines - Joe Berger gets down on his custom JJ Guitar here, Tony Lakatos Pmauriat Albest tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Jon Hammond at his Hammond SK-1 organ / bass ©JH INTL ASCAP - Jon Hammond's annual musikmesse Warm Up Party 27th year in Jazzkeller - as seen in Journal Frankfurt article http://www.journal-frankfurt.de/journal_news/Kultur-9/My-home-away-from-home-Jon-Hammond-zum-27-Mal-auf-der-Musikmesse-18308.html?src=funkyjazz&id&rewrite_titel MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME Folks, I'm happy to announce that Peter Klohmann will be stepping in to play tenor saxophone on The Jon Hammond Band for our 28th year Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt Tuesday 11th of March! Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and myself Jon Hammond at the organ, it's going to be a great evening in the very precious Jazzkeller Frankfurt, down below in the keller on the Kleine Bockenheimer Straße 18a, 60313 Frankfurt am Main - fantastic atmosphere and Team and wonderful occasion - looking forward to see all our friends again, continuing this wonderful tradition to kick off the fantastic musikmesse event once again! We hope that all our exhibitor friends will have enough energy left after a day of building their stands to come join us, relax with some good music, good company and some special surprises I can promise! Coming up real soon - see you from other side - everybody have safe smooth flights coming in to the beautiful Frankfurt Airport / Flughafen from all over the world for this great International Trade Fair! Jon Hammond & Band Youtube http://youtu.be/zQBZ1N-xq9Y Main Man Eugen Hahn announcing Jon Hammond Band MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME http://journal-frankfurt.de/funkyjazz Jazzkeller Frankfurt Tuesday 11th of March From Detlef Kinsler Journal Frankfurt Nomen est omen. Der Mann heißt Hammond und spielt eine Hammond. Der Organist aus New York freut sich auf Frankfurt und lädt zur Musikmesse Warm Up Party Photo by Joachim Hildebrand Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/p-mauriat-players-session-with-jon-hammond-day-1-namm-2014-6741701 cooking, jazz, Hammond Organ, Sk1, Jon Hammond, musikmesse, 28th year, party time, local 802, musicians union, suzuki musical instruments, jazzkeller

Jazz Session Trumpets Saxophones Organ - Jon Hammond NAMM Show - May 18, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jazz Session Trumpets Saxophones Organ - Jon Hammond NAMM Show Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/MercyJonHammondP.MauriatSessionTrumpetsAndSaxophones Jazz session at P.Mauriat stand 4514 ensemble with trumpets saxophones and Jon Hammond at the organ - trumpets: Winston Byrd, Terell Stafford, Saxophones: Alex Budman, Juan Alzate and guests - special thanks to Thomas Eich for the fine TecAmp bass amp powering Jon's Sk1 Hammond Organ http://www.HammondCast.com/ - The NAMM Show — with Alex Budman, Winston Byrd, Terell Stafford, P Mauriat HQ, Juan Alzate and Pmauriat Albest at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/jazz-session-trumpets-saxophones-organ-jon-hammond-namm-show-6887817 Youtube http://youtu.be/WSexeqdxGVc Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1vcp72_jazz-session-trumpets-saxophones-organ-jon-hammond-namm-show_music CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1133800 Jon Hammond Facebook https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152069365137102&l=7682973510111441796 Vimeo http://vimeo.com/95616901 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/BernardPurdiePlaysPocketFunkNAMMCenterPatio 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 On Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/bernard-purdie-plays-pocket-funk-namm-center-patio-jon-hammond-band-6721909 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 Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/dom-famularo-feature-on-jon-hammond-band-namm-show-6721924 (Higher Quality) Jon Hammond Band 11AM Brunch Set - Center Patio Stage The NAMM Show feature Dom Famularo Power Funk Supreme drums on Jon's tune "Head Phone" - Alex Budman tenor sax, Joe Berger guitar, Koei Tanaka / 田中光栄 - fan site harmonica, Jon Hammond organ - special thanks Sabian, JJ Guitars, Suzuki Musical Instruments Instruments, Bespeco Accessori, Alex Mingmann Hsieh Hsieh, Pmauriat Albest - stage crew Evan, Jennifer, April, cameo appearance by Wolfgang Lücke Director Musikmesse Frankfurt am Main Greg Herreman Productions NAMM Organization http://www.jonhammondband.com/ ©Jon Hammond International ASCAP - Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Jon Hammond, Alex Budman, Joe Berger, Dom Famularo, Wolfgang Lücke and Koei Tanaka at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/THESOUNDSOULSUMMITAllStarJamJonHammondBandFeaturingBernardPurdie Head Phone - Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie of Jon's Band Featuring Bernard Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Alex Budman, Joe Berger2, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Stephen Fortner, Scott May, Joe Berger, Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Hilton Anaheim Lobby Special Program on 80th Anniversary of Hammond Organ USA - Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM presents special award to Mr. Shuji Suzuki President of Suzuki Musical Instruments Corp. makers of Hammond organ and Leslie speaker products on the occasion of 80th anniversary of Hammond organs - with Stephen Fortner of Keyboard Magazine and Gregg Grownowski of Hammond Suzuki USA also in photo - Jon Hammond Youtube http://youtu.be/7TApELTO1XI Front of House / FOH Mix by Brian English - Denny Mack Audio - announcement - Stephen Fortner - Editor Keyboard Magazine Jon Hammond Organ Group *Note: "Head Phone" composed by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND Intl. ASCAP recorded with Bernard Purdieoriginally on Jon's album Late Rent in year of 1989 - Big Special Thanks toJay Dittamo for standin' in the cuff for Bernard, thanks Jay! special thanks to Scott May and Gregg Gregory Gronowski - Hammond Suzuki Musical Instruments Team Mr. M. Terada, Shuji Suzuki, Yu Beniya, Shigeyuki Ohtaka, Jeff Guilford JJ Guitars UK — with Joe Berger, Alex Budman, Stephen Fortner,Jay Dittamo, Bernard Purdie, Denny Mack and Koei Tanaka at Hilton Anaheim http://www.jonhammondband.com Jazz Session, Trumpets, Saxophones, Organ, Jon Hammond, NAMM Show, P.Mauriat, Suzuki Musical Instruments, Local 802, Musicians Union, Brunch

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