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Jon Hammond Kicks Off 2PM Show Nashville Nissan Stage Summer NAMM Show with All Star Band - July 1, 2016

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Jon Hammond Kicks Off 2PM Show Nashville Nissan Stage Summer NAMM Show with All Star Band Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/SummerNAMMJonHammondFunkUnitNissanStage As Seen on Jon Hammond Show Television Show 34th year - Musician Lineup: Joe Berger - guitar Chuggy Carter - congas & percussion Roland Barber - trombone, trumpet, sea shell Cord Martin - tenor saxophone Louis Flip Winfield - drums Jon Hammond - Hammond organ Lee Oskar - harmonica - special guest (Low Rider Band / Original Member of WAR) Special thanks: Greg Herreman Productions Manager, Joe Lamond President CEO NAMM, TV Jones Guitars & Pickups, NISSAN COMMERCIAL VEHICLES, Latin Percussion "Lp" Sound Image Nashville Touring Division - Michael Apodaca, Alex Moore Youssef Koutout Senior Food & Beverage Manager Music City Center Nashville, TN MOTHERTONE Michael Turner Sleishman Drum Co Group Photo Nissan Stage Nashville Summer NAMM Show #NAMMShow #SummerNAMM #NISSAN #Nashville #MusicCity Nashville, Tennessee​ -- 2PM Sharp Hit on Nissan Stage, FULL HighDef Jon Hammond Funk Unit: Lee Oskar​ special guest harmonica, Chuggy Leslie J. Carter​ percussion, Louis Flip Winfield​ drums, Cord Martin​ tenor saxophone, Roland Barber​ trombone, Jon Hammond​ organ - Greg Herreman​ productions manager, Michael Apodaca & Alex Moore audio / Sound Image Nashville https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit - The NAMM Show​ Summer NAMM Show​ Producer Jon Hammond Language English Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondBandAtXK5OrganDebutHammondOrganUSAPartySoundCheckNashville Youtube of https://youtu.be/Zse4xuv6-eg Jon Hammond Band at XK-5 Organ Debut Hammond Organ USA Party SoundCheck Nashville: Kayleigh Moyer drums, Chuggy Carter congas percussion, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the new XK-5 organ - Summer NAMM 2016 fifth Sound Soul Summit Hammond Organ USA co-sponsored by Keyboard magazine and SoundCheck Nashville LLC, Nashville - Event: "the first public showing of Hammond’s new XK-5 organ and Heritage Series expanded systems, which represent the cutting edge of technology applied to recreating the precise touch, feel, and sound of the classic Hammond B-3. Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/RoyClarkTelevisionInterviewWithJonHammond Roy Clark Television Interview with Jon Hammond just before Roy appeared on the American Eagle Awards in Nashville Tennessee during Summer NAMM Show - Roy Clark an American Living Legend and long-time member of The Grand Ole Opry and The Country Music Hall of Fame - Roy's wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Clark Roy Linwood Clark (born April 15, 1933) is an American country music musician and performer. He is best known for hosting Hee Haw, a nationally televised country variety show, from 1969 to 1992. Roy Clark has been an important and influential figure in country music, both as a performer and helping to popularize the genre. During the 1970s, Clark frequently guest-hosted for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show and enjoyed a 30-million viewership for Hee Haw. Clark is highly regarded and renowned as a guitarist and banjo player, and is also skilled on classical guitar and several other instruments. Although he has had hit songs as a pop vocalist (e.g., "Yesterday, When I Was Young" and "Thank God and Greyhound"), his instrumental skill has had an enormous effect on generations of bluegrass and country musicians. He has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry, since 1987[1][2] and The Country Music Hall of Fame. BIOGRAPHY: Born in Meherrin, Virginia, Clark lived as a teenager in southeast Washington, D.C., where his father worked at the Washington Navy Yard. At 14, Clark began playing banjo, guitar, and mandolin, and by age 15 he had already won two National Banjo Championships[3] and world banjo/guitar flatpick championships. He was simultaneously pursuing a sporting career, first as a baseball player and then as a boxer, before dedicating himself solely to music. At 17, he had his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry. At the age of 23, Clark obtained his pilot's license and then bought a 1953 Piper Tri-Pacer (N1132C), which he flew for many years. This plane was raffled off on December 17, 2012, to benefit the charity Wings of Hope.[4] He has owned other planes, including a Mitsubishi MU-2, Stearman PT-17[5] and Mitsubishi MU-300 Diamond 1A bizjet.[6] By 1955, he was a regular on Jimmy Dean's Washington, D.C., television program. Dean, who valued punctuality among musicians in his band, the Texas Wildcats, fired Clark for habitual tardiness, telling him, "You're the most talented person I've ever fired." Clark married Barbara Joyce Rupard on August 31, 1957.[7] In 1960, Clark went out to Las Vegas, where he worked as a guitarist in a band led by former West Coast Western Swing bandleader-comedian Hank Penny. During the very early 1960s, he was also prominent in the backing band for Wanda Jackson—known as the Party Timers—during the latter part of her rockabilly period.[8] When Dean was tapped to host The Tonight Show in the early 1960s, he asked Clark to appear, introducing him to a national audience for the first time. Subsequently, Clark appeared on The Beverly Hillbillies as a recurring character (actually two: he played businessman Roy Halsey and Roy's mother, Myrtle). Once, on an episode of the Sunday evening Jackie Gleason Show dedicated to country music, Clark played a blistering rendition of "Down Home". Later, he appeared on an episode of The Odd Couple wherein he played "Malagueña".[9] In 1963, Clark signed to Capitol Records and had three top ten hits. He switched to Dot Records and again scored hits. He later recorded for ABC Records, which had acquired Dot, and MCA Records, which absorbed the ABC label. Clark as "Myrtle Halsey" on The Beverly Hillbillies, 1968. In the mid '60s, he co-hosted, along with Buck Owens, a weekday daytime country variety series for NBC entitled "Swingin' Country", which was cancelled after two seasons. In 1969, Clark and Buck Owens were the hosts of Hee Haw. The show was dropped by CBS Television in 1971 but continued to run in syndication for twenty-one more years. During its tenure, Clark was a member of the Million Dollar Band and participated in a host of comedy sketches. In 1983, Clark opened the Roy Clark Celebrity Theatre in Branson, Missouri, becoming the first country music star to have his own venue there, thus beginning a trend which led to Branson becoming a center of live music performance, as it is today. Many of the celebrities who play in Branson first performed at the Roy Clark Celebrity Theatre. Clark frequently played in Branson during the 1980s and 1990s. He has since sold the venue (now owned by the Hughes Brothers and renamed the Hughes American Family Theatre) and gone back to a fairly light touring schedule, which usually includes a performance with Ramona Jones and the Jones Family Band at their annual tribute to Clark's old Hee Haw co-star Grandpa Jones in Mountain View, Arkansas.[citation needed] In addition to his musical skill, Clark has often displayed his talents as a comedian and actor. During his years on Hee Haw, Clark entertained with numerous comedy sketches, including a recurring feature where he played the clerk of the "Empty Arms Hotel". Clark released several albums of his comedic performances, to varying critical acclaim and commercial success. Clark is one of the few surviving regular male cast members from the show.[citation needed] Clark has endorsed Mosrite, Gretsch, and many other brands of guitars during his career. He currently endorses Heritage Guitars, which makes a Roy Clark model. On August 22, 1987, Clark was made a member of the Grand Ole Opry. He plays an annual benefit concert at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, the proceeds of which go to fund scholarships for aspiring musicians.[citation needed] For many years Clark has made his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Roy Clark Elementary School in Tulsa's Union School District was named in his honor in 1978. Fellow Oklahoma resident Mickey Mantle arranged for Clark to sing "Yesterday When I Was Young" at his funeral (which Clark did in 1995).[10] On May 17, 2009, Clark was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame along with Barbara Mandrell and Charlie McCoy. On September 23, 2010, Clark sang "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch at Dodger Stadium in a game featuring the Los Angeles Dodgers versus the San Diego Padres. On April 12, 2011, Clark was honored by the Oklahoma House of Representatives. He will be honored by the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame as Oklahoma's Music Ambassador for Children and will be presented with a commendation from Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin. Producer Jon Hammond Language English Roy Clark and Jon Hammond in Nashville Tennessee at the American Eagle Awards American Eagle Awards, Roy with awardees Vince Gill & Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill - John Conlee from Grand Ole Opry Roy Clark playing his famous Gibson Byrdland Jon Hammond playing his famous Gibson Byrdland Flip Wilson (December 8, 1933 – November 25, 1998) and Roy Clark Jon Hammond and Roy Clark in the Green Room at American Eagle Awards Youtube https://youtu.be/jb5lgxZQ2ps Summer NAMM Jon Hammond Funk Unit Nissan Stage HighDef, Funk Band, NAMM Show, Hammond Organ, Jon Hammond, NAMM Show, Nashville Tennessee, Lee Oskar, Harmonica, Horn Section, Nissan Stage, Sound Image, #HammondOrgan #ALLStarBand #Nashville

Lydia's Tune On Nissan Stage Nashville - July 1, 2016

*WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: Lydia's Tune On Nissan Stage Nashville Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/LydiasTuneOnNissanStageNashville Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Topics Lydia, Summer NAMM Show, Lee Oskar, Harmonica, Jon Hammond, Nashville Tennessee, #HammondOrgan Lydia's Tune - Jon Hammond Funk Unit on Nissan Stage Nashville https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit Nashville, Tennessee​ Music City Center, front line: Lee Oskar​ harmonica, Joe Berger​ guitar, Cord Martin​ tenor, Roland Barber​ trombone, Jon Hammond​ organ, Rhythm section Chuggy Carter​ congas & percussion, Louis Flip Winfield​ drums Producer Jon Hammond Language English Front Line Jon Hammond Band 2 minutes before hit time on Nissan Stage - Summer NAMM Show Nashville Music City Center Jon Hammond Nissan Stage - Nashville Music City Center Jon Hammond Funk Unit on Nissan Stage - Summer NAMM Show Nashville Music City Center Jon Hammond Funk Unit L to R Lee Oskar harmonica, Chuggy Carter congas & percussion, Joe Berger guitar, Cord Martin tenor saxophone, Roland Barber, trombone, trumpet, sea shell, Louis Flip Winfield drums, Gerg Herreman productions manager, Jon Hammond organ / leader / producer Jimmy Dean and Roy Clark - NBC Tonight Show Roy Clark American Eagle Awards and Emmylou Harris award recipient looking on from her table Jon Hammond at the newly appointed Director of Hammond Europe Jan Kok in Frankfurt at musikmesse Jon Hammond with his good friends - Suzuki Musical Instruments Corp. from Hamamatsu Japan at Hammond Party introducing XK-5 Prototype organ Jon Hammond's very special gift from Suzuki Musical Instruments team - Hammond Mouth Organ HA-20 made by Suzuki, Japan Joe Lamond NAMM President CEO - photo Jon Hammond #NAMM #JoeLamond #RoyClark #GrandOleOpry #EagleAwards #NAMMShow #EmmylouHarris #JohnConlee #Nissan #Lydia #SummerNAMM #NAMMShow #Nashville #HammondOrgan #RoyClarkElementary Roy Clark Elementary School Tulsa, Oklahoma Suzuki Musical Instruments Hammond Summit Meeting Frankfurt Germany - Strategy, Innovation, Technology - Suzuki The Name You Know Greg Herreman Productions Manager NAMM overseeing Cord Martin tenor saxophonist about to hit on Nissan Stage Nashville Music City Center Louis Flip Winfield drums on Jon Hammond Funk Unit - Nissan Stage Nashville Music City Center - photo by Jon Hammond just before hit onstage Roy Clark and Glen Campbell playing on one guitar - Roy and Glen are dear old friends, 2 of the most successful guitarists in the world Roy Clark on Hee Haw long-running television show with Buck Owens and Tennessee Ernie Ford #HeeHaw Jon Hammond American Eagle Awards group shot with honorees Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Roy Clark, John Conlee et al - *note, far right NAMM's Mary Luehrsen - NAMM Foundation executive director Bill Cody announcer WSM Radio / Grand Ole Opry with Jon Hammond at American Eagle Awards - Nashville Music City Center Jon Hammond and Roy Clark in the Green Room at American Eagle Awards - Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/RoyClarkTelevisionInterviewWithJonHammond Roy Clark Television Interview with Jon Hammond just before Roy appeared on the American Eagle Awards in Nashville Tennessee during Summer NAMM Show - Roy Clark an American Living Legend and long-time member of The Grand Ole Opry and The Country Music Hall of Fame - Roy's wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Clark Roy Linwood Clark (born April 15, 1933) is an American country music musician and performer. He is best known for hosting Hee Haw, a nationally televised country variety show, from 1969 to 1992. Roy Clark has been an important and influential figure in country music, both as a performer and helping to popularize the genre. During the 1970s, Clark frequently guest-hosted for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show and enjoyed a 30-million viewership for Hee Haw. Clark is highly regarded and renowned as a guitarist and banjo player, and is also skilled on classical guitar and several other instruments. Although he has had hit songs as a pop vocalist (e.g., "Yesterday, When I Was Young" and "Thank God and Greyhound"), his instrumental skill has had an enormous effect on generations of bluegrass and country musicians. He has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry, since 1987[1][2] and The Country Music Hall of Fame. BIOGRAPHY: Born in Meherrin, Virginia, Clark lived as a teenager in southeast Washington, D.C., where his father worked at the Washington Navy Yard. At 14, Clark began playing banjo, guitar, and mandolin, and by age 15 he had already won two National Banjo Championships[3] and world banjo/guitar flatpick championships. He was simultaneously pursuing a sporting career, first as a baseball player and then as a boxer, before dedicating himself solely to music. At 17, he had his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry. At the age of 23, Clark obtained his pilot's license and then bought a 1953 Piper Tri-Pacer (N1132C), which he flew for many years. This plane was raffled off on December 17, 2012, to benefit the charity Wings of Hope.[4] He has owned other planes, including a Mitsubishi MU-2, Stearman PT-17[5] and Mitsubishi MU-300 Diamond 1A bizjet.[6] By 1955, he was a regular on Jimmy Dean's Washington, D.C., television program. Dean, who valued punctuality among musicians in his band, the Texas Wildcats, fired Clark for habitual tardiness, telling him, "You're the most talented person I've ever fired." Clark married Barbara Joyce Rupard on August 31, 1957.[7] In 1960, Clark went out to Las Vegas, where he worked as a guitarist in a band led by former West Coast Western Swing bandleader-comedian Hank Penny. During the very early 1960s, he was also prominent in the backing band for Wanda Jackson—known as the Party Timers—during the latter part of her rockabilly period.[8] When Dean was tapped to host The Tonight Show in the early 1960s, he asked Clark to appear, introducing him to a national audience for the first time. Subsequently, Clark appeared on The Beverly Hillbillies as a recurring character (actually two: he played businessman Roy Halsey and Roy's mother, Myrtle). Once, on an episode of the Sunday evening Jackie Gleason Show dedicated to country music, Clark played a blistering rendition of "Down Home". Later, he appeared on an episode of The Odd Couple wherein he played "Malagueña".[9] In 1963, Clark signed to Capitol Records and had three top ten hits. He switched to Dot Records and again scored hits. He later recorded for ABC Records, which had acquired Dot, and MCA Records, which absorbed the ABC label. Clark as "Myrtle Halsey" on The Beverly Hillbillies, 1968. In the mid '60s, he co-hosted, along with Buck Owens, a weekday daytime country variety series for NBC entitled "Swingin' Country", which was cancelled after two seasons. In 1969, Clark and Buck Owens were the hosts of Hee Haw. The show was dropped by CBS Television in 1971 but continued to run in syndication for twenty-one more years. During its tenure, Clark was a member of the Million Dollar Band and participated in a host of comedy sketches. In 1983, Clark opened the Roy Clark Celebrity Theatre in Branson, Missouri, becoming the first country music star to have his own venue there, thus beginning a trend which led to Branson becoming a center of live music performance, as it is today. Many of the celebrities who play in Branson first performed at the Roy Clark Celebrity Theatre. Clark frequently played in Branson during the 1980s and 1990s. He has since sold the venue (now owned by the Hughes Brothers and renamed the Hughes American Family Theatre) and gone back to a fairly light touring schedule, which usually includes a performance with Ramona Jones and the Jones Family Band at their annual tribute to Clark's old Hee Haw co-star Grandpa Jones in Mountain View, Arkansas.[citation needed] In addition to his musical skill, Clark has often displayed his talents as a comedian and actor. During his years on Hee Haw, Clark entertained with numerous comedy sketches, including a recurring feature where he played the clerk of the "Empty Arms Hotel". Clark released several albums of his comedic performances, to varying critical acclaim and commercial success. Clark is one of the few surviving regular male cast members from the show.[citation needed] Clark has endorsed Mosrite, Gretsch, and many other brands of guitars during his career. He currently endorses Heritage Guitars, which makes a Roy Clark model. On August 22, 1987, Clark was made a member of the Grand Ole Opry. He plays an annual benefit concert at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, the proceeds of which go to fund scholarships for aspiring musicians.[citation needed] For many years Clark has made his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Roy Clark Elementary School in Tulsa's Union School District was named in his honor in 1978. Fellow Oklahoma resident Mickey Mantle arranged for Clark to sing "Yesterday When I Was Young" at his funeral (which Clark did in 1995).[10] On May 17, 2009, Clark was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame along with Barbara Mandrell and Charlie McCoy. On September 23, 2010, Clark sang "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch at Dodger Stadium in a game featuring the Los Angeles Dodgers versus the San Diego Padres. On April 12, 2011, Clark was honored by the Oklahoma House of Representatives. He will be honored by the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame as Oklahoma's Music Ambassador for Children and will be presented with a commendation from Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin. Producer Jon Hammond Language English Roy Clark and Jon Hammond in Nashville Tennessee at the American Eagle Awards American Eagle Awards, Roy with awardees Vince Gill & Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill - John Conlee from Grand Ole Opry Roy Clark playing his famous Gibson Byrdland Jon Hammond playing his famous Gibson Byrdland Flip Wilson (December 8, 1933 – November 25, 1998) and Roy Clark Jon Hammond and Roy Clark in the Green Room at American Eagle Awards Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153558221872102/ Youtube https://youtu.be/dPFiUlSe-98 Jon Hammond Band at XK-5 Organ Debut Hammond Organ USA Party SoundCheck Nashville Vimeo https://vimeo.com/172604621 NAMM Showcase, Funk Band, Lydia, #NAMMShow #SummerNAMM #HammondOrgan #Nashville

Roy Clark Television Interview With Jon Hammond - July 1, 2016

*WATCH Roy Clark TV Interview Here: Roy Clark Television Interview With Jon Hammond Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/RoyClarkTelevisionInterviewWithJonHammond Roy Clark Television Interview with Jon Hammond just before Roy appeared on the American Eagle Awards in Nashville Tennessee during Summer NAMM Show - Roy Clark an American Living Legend and long-time member of The Grand Ole Opry and The Country Music Hall of Fame - Roy's wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Clark Roy Linwood Clark (born April 15, 1933) is an American country music musician and performer. He is best known for hosting Hee Haw, a nationally televised country variety show, from 1969 to 1992. Roy Clark has been an important and influential figure in country music, both as a performer and helping to popularize the genre. During the 1970s, Clark frequently guest-hosted for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show and enjoyed a 30-million viewership for Hee Haw. Clark is highly regarded and renowned as a guitarist and banjo player, and is also skilled on classical guitar and several other instruments. Although he has had hit songs as a pop vocalist (e.g., "Yesterday, When I Was Young" and "Thank God and Greyhound"), his instrumental skill has had an enormous effect on generations of bluegrass and country musicians. He has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry, since 1987[1][2] and The Country Music Hall of Fame. BIOGRAPHY: Born in Meherrin, Virginia, Clark lived as a teenager in southeast Washington, D.C., where his father worked at the Washington Navy Yard. At 14, Clark began playing banjo, guitar, and mandolin, and by age 15 he had already won two National Banjo Championships[3] and world banjo/guitar flatpick championships. He was simultaneously pursuing a sporting career, first as a baseball player and then as a boxer, before dedicating himself solely to music. At 17, he had his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry. At the age of 23, Clark obtained his pilot's license and then bought a 1953 Piper Tri-Pacer (N1132C), which he flew for many years. This plane was raffled off on December 17, 2012, to benefit the charity Wings of Hope.[4] He has owned other planes, including a Mitsubishi MU-2, Stearman PT-17[5] and Mitsubishi MU-300 Diamond 1A bizjet.[6] By 1955, he was a regular on Jimmy Dean's Washington, D.C., television program. Dean, who valued punctuality among musicians in his band, the Texas Wildcats, fired Clark for habitual tardiness, telling him, "You're the most talented person I've ever fired." Clark married Barbara Joyce Rupard on August 31, 1957.[7] In 1960, Clark went out to Las Vegas, where he worked as a guitarist in a band led by former West Coast Western Swing bandleader-comedian Hank Penny. During the very early 1960s, he was also prominent in the backing band for Wanda Jackson—known as the Party Timers—during the latter part of her rockabilly period.[8] When Dean was tapped to host The Tonight Show in the early 1960s, he asked Clark to appear, introducing him to a national audience for the first time. Subsequently, Clark appeared on The Beverly Hillbillies as a recurring character (actually two: he played businessman Roy Halsey and Roy's mother, Myrtle). Once, on an episode of the Sunday evening Jackie Gleason Show dedicated to country music, Clark played a blistering rendition of "Down Home". Later, he appeared on an episode of The Odd Couple wherein he played "Malagueña".[9] In 1963, Clark signed to Capitol Records and had three top ten hits. He switched to Dot Records and again scored hits. He later recorded for ABC Records, which had acquired Dot, and MCA Records, which absorbed the ABC label. Clark as "Myrtle Halsey" on The Beverly Hillbillies, 1968. In the mid '60s, he co-hosted, along with Buck Owens, a weekday daytime country variety series for NBC entitled "Swingin' Country", which was cancelled after two seasons. In 1969, Clark and Buck Owens were the hosts of Hee Haw. The show was dropped by CBS Television in 1971 but continued to run in syndication for twenty-one more years. During its tenure, Clark was a member of the Million Dollar Band and participated in a host of comedy sketches. In 1983, Clark opened the Roy Clark Celebrity Theatre in Branson, Missouri, becoming the first country music star to have his own venue there, thus beginning a trend which led to Branson becoming a center of live music performance, as it is today. Many of the celebrities who play in Branson first performed at the Roy Clark Celebrity Theatre. Clark frequently played in Branson during the 1980s and 1990s. He has since sold the venue (now owned by the Hughes Brothers and renamed the Hughes American Family Theatre) and gone back to a fairly light touring schedule, which usually includes a performance with Ramona Jones and the Jones Family Band at their annual tribute to Clark's old Hee Haw co-star Grandpa Jones in Mountain View, Arkansas.[citation needed] In addition to his musical skill, Clark has often displayed his talents as a comedian and actor. During his years on Hee Haw, Clark entertained with numerous comedy sketches, including a recurring feature where he played the clerk of the "Empty Arms Hotel". Clark released several albums of his comedic performances, to varying critical acclaim and commercial success. Clark is one of the few surviving regular male cast members from the show.[citation needed] Clark has endorsed Mosrite, Gretsch, and many other brands of guitars during his career. He currently endorses Heritage Guitars, which makes a Roy Clark model. On August 22, 1987, Clark was made a member of the Grand Ole Opry. He plays an annual benefit concert at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, the proceeds of which go to fund scholarships for aspiring musicians.[citation needed] For many years Clark has made his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Roy Clark Elementary School in Tulsa's Union School District was named in his honor in 1978. Fellow Oklahoma resident Mickey Mantle arranged for Clark to sing "Yesterday When I Was Young" at his funeral (which Clark did in 1995).[10] On May 17, 2009, Clark was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame along with Barbara Mandrell and Charlie McCoy. On September 23, 2010, Clark sang "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch at Dodger Stadium in a game featuring the Los Angeles Dodgers versus the San Diego Padres. On April 12, 2011, Clark was honored by the Oklahoma House of Representatives. He will be honored by the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame as Oklahoma's Music Ambassador for Children and will be presented with a commendation from Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin. Producer Jon Hammond Language English Roy Clark and Jon Hammond in Nashville Tennessee at the American Eagle Awards American Eagle Awards, Roy with awardees Vince Gill & Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill - John Conlee from Grand Ole Opry Roy Clark playing his famous Gibson Byrdland Jon Hammond playing his famous Gibson Byrdland Flip Wilson (December 8, 1933 – November 25, 1998) and Roy Clark Jon Hammond and Roy Clark in the Green Room at American Eagle Awards Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153558221872102/ Youtube https://youtu.be/dPFiUlSe-98 Jon Hammond Band at XK-5 Organ Debut Hammond Organ USA Party SoundCheck Nashville Vimeo https://vimeo.com/172604621 Lydia's Tune On Nissan Stage Nashville Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/LydiasTuneOnNissanStageNashville Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Topics Lydia, Summer NAMM Show, Lee Oskar, Harmonica, Jon Hammond, Nashville Tennessee, #HammondOrgan Lydia's Tune - Jon Hammond Funk Unit on Nissan Stage Nashville https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit Nashville, Tennessee​ Music City Center, front line: Lee Oskar​ harmonica, Joe Berger​ guitar, Cord Martin​ tenor, Roland Barber​ trombone, Jon Hammond​ organ, Rhythm section Chuggy Carter​ congas & percussion, Louis Flip Winfield​ drums Producer Jon Hammond Language English Front Line Jon Hammond Band 2 minutes before hit time on Nissan Stage - Summer NAMM Show Nashville Music City Center Jon Hammond Nissan Stage - Nashville Music City Center Jon Hammond Funk Unit on Nissan Stage - Summer NAMM Show Nashville Music City Center Jon Hammond Funk Unit L to R Lee Oskar harmonica, Chuggy Carter congas & percussion, Joe Berger guitar, Cord Martin tenor saxophone, Roland Barber, trombone, trumpet, sea shell, Louis Flip Winfield drums, Gerg Herreman productions manager, Jon Hammond organ / leader / producer Jimmy Dean and Roy Clark - NBC Tonight Show Roy Clark American Eagle Awards and Emmylou Harris award recipient looking on from her table Jon Hammond at the newly appointed Director of Hammond Europe Jan Kok in Frankfurt at musikmesse Jon Hammond with his good friends - Suzuki Musical Instruments Corp. from Hamamatsu Japan at Hammond Party introducing XK-5 Prototype organ Jon Hammond's very special gift from Suzuki Musical Instruments team - Hammond Mouth Organ HA-20 made by Suzuki, Japan Joe Lamond NAMM President CEO - photo Jon Hammond #NAMM #JoeLamond #RoyClark #GrandOleOpry #EagleAwards #NAMMShow #EmmylouHarris #JohnConlee #Nissan #Lydia #SummerNAMM #NAMMShow #Nashville #HammondOrgan #RoyClarkElementary Roy Clark Elementary School Tulsa, Oklahoma Suzuki Musical Instruments Hammond Summit Meeting Frankfurt Germany - Strategy, Innovation, Technology - Suzuki The Name You Know Greg Herreman Productions Manager NAMM overseeing Cord Martin tenor saxophonist about to hit on Nissan Stage Nashville Music City Center Louis Flip Winfield drums on Jon Hammond Funk Unit - Nissan Stage Nashville Music City Center - photo by Jon Hammond just before hit onstage Roy Clark and Glen Campbell playing on one guitar - Roy and Glen are dear old friends, 2 of the most successful guitarists in the world Roy Clark on Hee Haw long-running television show with Buck Owens and Tennessee Ernie Ford #HeeHaw Jon Hammond American Eagle Awards group shot with honorees Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Roy Clark, John Conlee et al - *note, far right NAMM's Mary Luehrsen - NAMM Foundation executive director Bill Cody announcer WSM Radio / Grand Ole Opry with Jon Hammond at American Eagle Awards - Nashville Music City Center Jon Hammond and Roy Clark in the Green Room at American Eagle Awards - #Nashville Lydia, Summer NAMM Show, Lee Oskar, Harmonica, Jon Hammond, Nashville Tennessee, #HammondOrgan #EagleAwards #RoyClark

Jon Hammond Band At XK 5 Organ Debut Hammond Organ USA Party Sound Check Nashville - June 28, 2016

*WATCH Movie HERE: JON HAMMOND Band XK-5 Hammond Party Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondBandAtXK5OrganDebutHammondOrganUSAPartySoundCheckNashville Youtube of https://youtu.be/Zse4xuv6-eg Jon Hammond Band at XK-5 Organ Debut Hammond Organ USA Party SoundCheck Nashville: Kayleigh Moyer drums, Chuggy Carter congas percussion, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the new XK-5 organ - Summer NAMM 2016 fifth Sound Soul Summit Hammond Organ USA co-sponsored by Keyboard magazine and SoundCheck Nashville LLC, Nashville - Event: "the first public showing of Hammond’s new XK-5 organ and Heritage Series expanded systems, which represent the cutting edge of technology applied to recreating the precise touch, feel, and sound of the classic Hammond B-3. Music Director Mark Prentice will lead a top Nashville-based rhythm section (Charlie Morgan and Mike Severs) supporting the Hammond Artist All-Stars, including the living jazz legend Dr. Lonnie Smith, Grammy nominee Paul Brown, Red Young, Jon Hammond, Peter Gallinari, Kevin McKendree (Brian Setzer, Joe Bonamassa) and Yates McKendree, the Reverend Jimmie Smith, and Kim Tibbs. Robby Robinson (musical director for Frankie Valli) will be on hand, as will Jim Alfredson, Gary Swan, Christian Matthew Cullen, and this year’s DownBeat Critic’s Choice Poll winner Brian Charette, and more. It’s very rare that this many accomplished Hammond organists get to play together, so the excitement level among the musicians is as high as it is for the audience. It’s even rarer to experience players from different genres jamming together. As in past years, some surprise guests are sure to turn up. Four years after the first Sound Soul Summit, attendees still remember it as a highlight of their NAMM experience." http://www.HammondCast.com Producer Jon Hammond Language English Vimeo https://vimeo.com/172604621 FaceBook Video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153555094272102/ ‪NAMM Show, Summer NAMM, Hammond Organ, XK-5 Hammond, Funk Band, Kayleigh Moyer, drums, SoundCheck Nashville, Hammond Organ USA #‎SummerNAMM‬ ‪#‎NAMMShow‬ ‪#‎HammondOrgan‬ #XK-5

SHOW RUN ORDER: SOUND SOUL SUMMIT V•NASHVILLE NAMM 2016 - June 22, 2016

SHOW RUN ORDER - Just released 1. Rev. Jimmie Smith “I Love My Hammond” 2. Moe Denham Trio 3. Gary Swan Group 4. Mark Jordan 5. Kevin and Yates McKendree 6. Dr. Lonnie Smith with Andy Reiss 7. Red Young 8. Robby Robinson 9. Jon Hammond Group 10. Kenny Zarider 11. Peter Gallinari 12. Jim Alfredson and Brian Charette 13. Marine Lacoste 14. Rev. Jimmie Smith 15. Finale: Rev. Jimmie/Kim Tibbs/Dr. Lonnie Smith L to R: Jon Hammond, Christian Matthew Cullen, Dr. Lonnie Smith Pictured L to R: Dr. Lonnie Smith, Yu Beniya, Shuji Suzuki, Gregg Gronowski, Christian Matthew Cullen, Bernard Purdie, Jon Hammond, Epic Photo Bomb Guy and Joe Berger. — with Yu Beniya, Gregory Gronowski, Christian Matthew Cullen, Jon Hammond, Nickolas Butterfield and Joe Berger Jon Hammond with Gary Swan - The NAMM Show at Hammond booth http://hammondorganco.com/sound-soul-summit-v-to-rock-nashville-namm/ HAMMOND ORGAN’S SOUND SOUL SUMMIT V TO ROCK NASHVILLE Top Artists To Unite At NAMM Expo Launching Revolutionary New Instrument HAMMOND ORGAN USA announces the lineup for the fifth Sound Soul Summit, to be held during the Summer NAMM Show on June 23, 2016. The Summit is co-sponsored by Keyboard Magazine and Soundcheck LLC, Nashville. Following the course of previous Sound Soul Summits, Hammond Organ brings together some of their roster’s top artists playing their hits and banding together for once-in-a-lifetime jams. Previous Summits have featured such great artists as Keith Emerson, Felix Cavaliere of The Young Rascals, and Gregg Rolie of Santana and Journey. This show is particularly significant, as it will feature the first public showing of Hammond’s new XK-5 organ and Heritage Series expanded systems, which represent the cutting edge of technology applied to recreating the precise touch, feel, and sound of the classic Hammond B-3. Music Director Mark Prentice will lead a top Nashville-based rhythm section (Charlie Morgan and Mike Severs) supporting the Hammond Artist All-Stars, including the living jazz legend Dr. Lonnie Smith, Grammy nominee Paul Brown, Red Young, Jon Hammond, Peter Gallinari, Kevin McKendree (Brian Setzer, Joe Bonamassa) and Yates McKendree, the Reverend Jimmie Smith, and Kim Tibbs. Robby Robinson (musical director for Frankie Valli) will be on hand, as will Jim Alfredson, Gary Swan, Christian Matthew Cullen, and this year’s DownBeat Critic’s Choice Poll winner Brian Charette, and more. It’s very rare that this many accomplished Hammond organists get to play together, so the excitement level among the musicians is as high as it is for the audience. It’s even rarer to experience players from different genres jamming together. As in past years, some surprise guests are sure to turn up. Four years after the first Sound Soul Summit, attendees still remember it as a highlight of their NAMM experience. The HAMMOND Sound Soul Summit V will be held Thursday, June 23r, 2016 at 7 P.M. at the Soundcheck Complex, 750 Cowan St., Nashville, TN 37207. Ticketed admission only, with tickets available at the Hammond Booth #430 on the Summer NAMM exhibit floor, or from your official Hammond factory sales representative. Previous Soul Summit https://archive.org/details/JonHammondTheSoundTheSoulTheSummitUltimateHammondAll-StarJam WATCH THE FILM HERE: Watch Previous Sound Soul Summit Movie http://ia601606.us.archive.org/26/items/JonHammondTheSoundTheSoulTheSummitUltimateHammondAll-StarJam/SoundSoulSummitNAMM2013.mp4 MC Scott May Scott May - Dr. Lonnie Smith, Chester Thompson, Larry Goldings with Jay Dittamo drums, Jack Maher guitar - mix by Denny Mack. Jon Hammond Band playing "Late Rent" theme song of The Jon Hammond Show TV program. On Jon's band: Donny Baldwin drums (from Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, Jefferson Starship), Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the New B3 Portable Organ. Youtube https://youtu.be/IQakXA_czpc my friend Masato Tomie is one of the main development engineers - Tomie is also the guitar player of Black Market Band with Kunio Miyauchi! JH Jon Hammond seated next to Mr. Manji Suzuki Founding Father of Suzuki Musical Instruments Corp. LTD - makers of Hammond Organs & Leslie Speakers, Harmonicas, Melodicas, educational instruments and Tone Chimes - here at the New B3 organ in Suzuki Hall - at World Headquarters and Factory in Hamamatsu Japan after Jon's concert there. NAMM Oral History https://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/manji-suzuki Manji Suzuki has a deep passion for the music industry. He is the founder and president of Suzuki Musical Instrument Manufacturing Company in Hamamatsu, Japan. Show Run Order, Suzuki Musical Instruments, #HammondOrgan #NAMMShow #Soundcheck

Nashville Tennessee: Summer NAMM Scheduled Performance Info Jon Hammond Funk Unit Just Added - June 22, 2016

 

Nashville Summer NAMM Scheduled Performance Info Jon Hammond Funk Unit Just Added: Chuggy Carter Percussion
Also I’ll be playing the new Hammond XK-5 Organ in Nashville next week with some good friends at the Hammond organ event on night of June 23rd – from my good friends at Suzuki Musical Instruments​, my friend Masato Tomie is one of the main development engineers – sounds and plays just like the old B3 with multi-contact 3×3 waterfall keys…brilliant! We are going to get real funky at SoundCheck Nashville​ Studios – Jon Hammond​
Hammond Flexi-B Top Secret Organ
With Joe Berger guitar, Kayleigh Moyer drums and Chuggy Carter percussion – here the new XK-5 as Jon Hammond plays his hits “Get Back in The Groove” “Pocket Funk” “Late Rent” !

*WATCH THE TV SHOW HERE: Enhanced Audio Jon Hammond Show Preview Air Time 01 30 AM On 06 18 MNN TV Cable And Streaming Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/EnhancedAudioJonHammondShowPreviewAirTime0130AMOn0618MNNTVCableAndStreaming1 Facebook Video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153524137387102/ by Jon Hammond Jon Hammond Show with enhanced audio cable access TV program late Fri. night / early Sat. morning 01:30 AM Manhattan Neighborhood Network Channel 1 - Music Travel and Soft News with original music and stories from Jon Hammond, 34th year now streaming all over the world, Jon Hammond Band performing internationally on perpetual tour, Jon Hammond's original compositions Funky Jazz and Blues - Hammond Organist and Accordionist, piano and guitar - member AFM Local 802 and Local 6 ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP http://www.HammondCast.com - Manhattan Neighborhood Network -MNN - Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM & AFM Local 6 Producer Jon Hammond Language English Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondBirdlandLydia_sTuneJonHammondBand Missing man formation - very sadly, Lutz Büchner still on the band here - happy night in BIrldand Hamburg! - Jon Hammond L to R Lutz, Jon, Joe, Heinz Lydia's Tune: 
Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Heinz Lichius drums
, Joe Berger guitar, 
Jon Hammond organ, return engagement here at Birdland with many friends in the house. - Gärtnerstr. 122 Hamburg Eimsbuttel NDR release: https://www.ndr.de/orchester_chor/bigband/band/Trauer-um-Lutz-Buechner,buechner146.html Stand: 12.03.2016 15:00 Uhr - Lesezeit: ca.4 Min. Trauer um Lutz Büchner "Lutz Büchner wurde 47 Jahre alt. Der Saxofonist Lutz Büchner ist am 11. März während einer Japan-Tour der NDR Bigband im Alter von 47 Jahren an den Folgen eines Herzinfarkts verstorben. Es war ein großes Glück für die NDR Bigband, den Menschen und Musiker Lutz Büchner seit 22 Jahren in ihren Reihen zu haben. Er war ein grandioser, ein wahrhaft bedeutender Saxofonist mit einer unverkennbaren, einzigartigen Spielweise, die selbst dem ältesten und schon oft gehörten Jazzstandard immer wieder neue Seiten abgewinnen konnte. Vor allem aber brachte er auch seine Persönlichkeit in die Band ein: seinen Humor, sein ausgeglichenes Temperament und sein großes Interesse an allen Dingen des Lebens, das weit über die Musik hinaus reichte. Lutz Büchner war ein echter Teamplayer, vor und hinter den Kulissen. Knuth: "Er lebte leidenschaftlich für und mit Musik" Joachim Knuth, NDR Programmdirektor Hörfunk: "Die Nachricht vom Tod Lutz Büchners macht mich sehr betroffen. Ich habe ihn als einen liebenswürdigen Menschen erlebt, der leidenschaftlich mit und für Musik lebte. Lutz Büchner hatte den Jazz im Blut. Er liebte den spielerischen Umgang mit der Musik, die Improvisation. Der Tod dieses beeindruckenden Saxofonisten ist für die NDR Bigband, für den NDR, ein großer Verlust. Meine Gedanken sind in diesen Stunden bei der Familie und den Freunden Lutz Büchners." Youtube https://youtu.be/VF7WXWHv1a4 Jon Hammond Band​ getting funky with Head Phone Live in Jazzkeller​ - Jon's annual musikmesse​ Warm Up Party with Giovanni Totò Gulino​ drums, Joe Berger​ guitar, Peter Klohmann​ tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond​ at the Hammond Sk1 organ - Jon Hammond uses Sennheiser​ Momentum headphones with in-line mic remote http://www.HammondCast.com - Video Directed by Tino Pavlis​ Sennheiser Momentum​ Michael Falkenstein with Prototype Hammond Flexi-B Hammond XK-5 aka Flexi-B Top Secret Organ Programmable Multi Contact Keys with MTW 1 Modeled Tone Wheel Generator Accordions Worldwide Breaking News: Jon Hammond Funk Unit Featured, Summer NAMM, Nashville, Tennessee - USA by Holda Paoletti-kampl Jon Hammond Funk Unit Featured, Summer NAMM, Nashville, Tennessee - USA by Holda Paoletti-kampl http://www.accordions.com/news.aspx?d=27-May-2016&lang=en#art11769 Sylvia Pagni, Holda Paoletti-Kampl, Jon Hammond in Musikmesse Frankfurt Jon Hammond, Holda Paoletti-kampl Accordions Worldwide Editor http://accordions.com/, Joe Berger, Nello Gabrielloni in halle 3.0 at Musikmesse Accordion Radio News http://accordionradio.com/news.html Jon Hammond Funk Unit Featured, Summer NAMM, Nashville, Tennessee - USA by Holda Paoletti-Kampl Jon Hammond's Hammond Funk Unit quintet is performing a 40 minute set of his original compositions as part of the Summer NAMM Showcase at the famous Music City Center, Nashville. The concert is on Friday June 24th, 2pm to 2.40pm. California-based Jon Hammond is a jazz musician and radio presenter, best-known nowadays as an organist who regularly uses accordion in his group and for hospital and old folks concerts (picture below). Jon Hammond wrote: "Three of the musicians are Nashville based: R Barber (trombone), Louis ‘Flip’ Winfield (drums), Cord Martin (tenor saxophone) plus my long-time guitarist Joe Berger and myself on Hamond organ - both Joe and myself are officially from New York City, although I am also in California a lot - I’m still a New Yorker! There is a very strong chance that Lee Oskar will be joining us as Special Guest. I can’t guarantee that Lee will be onstage with us. We recently talked about doing it when we met at the ASCAP Pop Awards in Hollywood last month. He told me that he will be there and is going to try to make it, so we are going to have the stage set up for that, we have played together several times over the years. Lee was an award recipient at the ASCAP Pop Awards and besides being the original member of the legendary band WAR, he manufactures his own line of Lee Oskar Harmonicas that have been very popular with Blues and Rock performers for years. Here we are in Hollywood a couple of weeks ago, with Lee wearing the medal he was awarded." Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/GetBackInTheGrooveJonHammondBand Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=940444542651010 Youtube http://youtu.be/eKZ8vQGJq8Y Jon Hammond's composition "Get Back in The Groove" very special performance Jon Hammond Band in Jazzkeller Frankfurt Jon's annual musikmesse Warm Up Party with many close friends in attendance - Tony Lakatos on tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, special guest Lee Oskar harmonica, Jon Hammond organ / bass Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/6842260604 Hello New York! Jon Hammond Show 28 Minutes Preview 06/04 MNN TV - First segment: Jon Hammond's annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt - LATE RENT Jon Hammond Theme Song - Jon Hammond Band: Peter Klohmann tenor, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ - Video: Tino Pavlis - Second segment: First playing of the Todd Anderson arrangement of "Lydia's Tune" by Jon Hammond - Organist Jon Hammond composed this song in Paris France after flying there aboard Air France Concorde in year 1981, played here now with Meeting House Jazz Orchestra - #hammondcast Arranged and Conducted by tenor saxophonist Todd Anderson. Bob Rosen (tenor) presiding over the Music Program at Friends Seminary​ 230 year old school established on Manhattan's East Side - David Zalud trumpet, Greg Ruvolo trumpet, Jim Piela saxophone, Pat Hall, Art Baron​, Alfredo Marques trombones, (guitar solo): David Acker guitar, Mike Campenni drums, Charles Lee alto, more names coming! Thank you for playing my song and those listening and watching this Podcast folks! Jon Hammond​ ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP http://www.HammondCast.com/ TV Producers of Manhattan Neighborhood Network [MNN]​ - Manhattan Neighborhood Network​ - Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM​ of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM AFM Local 6 PROFILE http://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/ — with Alfredo Marques, Bob Rosen, Greg Ruvolo, Todd Anderson, Mike Campenni, Art Baron, David Acker, Charles Lee and AFM Local 6 at Friends Seminary. 3rd segment: Jon Hammond Band​ - Czechoslovakian Salsa Song by Jon Hammond (organ) Video Tino Pavlis Note: https://www.facebook.com/notes/jon-hammond-band/best-party-of-the-year-jon-hammonds-annual-musikmesse-warm-up-party-in-jazzkelle/1107482975950736 Best Party of The Year! Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse​ Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller​ Tuesday April 5th 2016 celebrating 30 years Jon Hammond​ – organ Joe Berger​ – guitar Peter Klohmann​ – saxophone Giovanni Totò Gulino​ – drums Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ “Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!” The Jon Hammond Show is a funky swinging instrumental revue, featuring top international soloists. The show has universal appeal. Big Hammond orgel sound – 100% organic ©JON HAMMOND International - JJ Guitars​ Suzuki Musical Instruments​ 4th segment: As Seen On MNN TV The Jon Hammond Show - Filmed in High Definition - Pocket Funk with NDR Horns - Jon Hammond Band special Auster Jazz Series - musical director Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Ernst-Friedrich Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Funky Heinz Lichius drums feature on this one, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass http://www.HammondCast.com/ special thanks dankeschön to Knut Simon and Lukas Aaron Hambrecht AutoBild Redaktion Team for bringing the Borgward, Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera (also a fine drummer) and all the Hamburg people who came to this party session, Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt - support from Musik Rotthoff, Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars, Jon Hammond the Sk1 Hammond manufactured by Suzuki Musical Instruments - Auster Bar Hamburg Eimsbüttel #hammondcast Producer Jon Hammond Language English Youtube https://youtu.be/HHyh9Hqj_bE Jon Hammond with his trusty Sennheiser HD 25-1 headphones x Duo Gig today: Marc Baum & Jon Hammond after the gig with dueling famous Remin Kart-A-Bag wheels, it's a wrap folks! http://jonhammondband.com/blog.html/ AFM Local 6 Member Profile JON HAMMOND: "WHERE'S THE GIG?" -- by ALEX WALSH https://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/ Jon Hammond is a musician, composer, bandleader, publisher, journalist, TV show host, radio DJ, and multi-media entrepreneur. He currently travels the world, playing gigs and attending trade shows. THE EARLY YEARS Jon Hammond was born in Chicago in 1953. His father was a doctor and his mother was a housewife. They both played the piano. In 1957, his parents moved Jon and his four sisters to Berkeley, CA, where his father worked in a hospital as head of the emergency room. When he was nine, Jon started accordion lessons. “In those days, they had studios where parents would drop their kids off after school for tap dancing and accordion lessons. There were accordion bands and they would compete against each other.”

“Every time I see a musician walking down the street I say, ‘Hey, where’s the gig?’ Because it doesn’t matter what kind of music you play, if you’re carrying an instrument–going to a rehearsal, or coming back from a repair shop, whatever it is–we all need our gigs. And that’s what the union is all about. Hopefully, we can all keep working and be supportive of everybody’s gigs. There’s room for everybody.” Jon played his first gig at a senior citizens luncheon when he was eleven. Not only did he get a free lunch but he was paid $25 –a lot of money in those days. Jon says his father was supportive, but did not want him to pursue a music career. “He told me that music was a great hobby. He got me a wonderful professional accordion for my Bar Mitzvah, directly from John Molinari, one of the greatest accordionists who ever lived. It was a Guilietti Professional Tone Chamber accordion. That’s the accordion I won Jr. Jazz Champion on in 1966.” In high school, Jon attended a private boys school in San Francisco. He was a class clown, and when it got to the point where he was going to be expelled, Jon took his accordion and ran away from home. He immersed himself in the San Francisco music scene and started playing organ in several bands. By 1971 he was in a four piece rock group called Hades which shared a rehearsal space with Quicksilver Messenger Service. “I was friends with their manager, Ron Polte, who also managed guitarist John Cipollina. We got to open for his band, Copperhead.” Jon continued to play gigs in the Bay Area in different configurations, including a few gigs with a young Eddie Money. By this time Jon had become frustrated with the Bay Area scene. One night while playing a biker bar he got into a fight and his band didn’t come to his defense. “That was the last straw. I was angry and I said I wasn’t coming back.”

Jon in the early 70s Jon moved to Boston in 1973 to attend the Berklee School of Music. He also got a gig playing in Boston’s Combat Zone backing up burlesque shows. When Jon saw one of his idols, pianist Keith Jarrett play in New York he told him he was going to Berklee and asked him for advice. “Keith looked me right in the eye and said ‘Berklee can be very dangerous for your music.’ It was like he popped this huge bubble. Years later I came to understand what he was talking about. You have to learn the fundamentals, but the music itself comes from a much deeper place. They can’t teach that, you have to find it yourself.” When Jon’s teachers began sitting in on his gigs in Boston, he questioned why he was in school if the teachers were coming to play with him. He quit school, moved to Cape Cod and started playing with bandleader Lou Colombo. “He did all the private parties for Tip O’Neill. We played what they used to call the business man’s beat. On the gig it was forbidden to swing. It was like swing cut in half. So if you tried to go with the four, Lou would say, ‘Don’t swing it, don’t swing it.’ He pounded it into my head night after night.” LATE RENT In 1981 Jon took a trip to Paris where he broke through his writers block and wrote some of his best music. He returned to New York with his new tunes and started a production company with the idea of getting a record deal for a friend that had played on a #1 hit record. After months of pounding the pavement with no results, Jon realized he had better work on his own music before his money ran out. He took the last of his savings, including his upcoming rent money, and went into the studio to record what came to be known as “The Late Rent Sessions”. The session had Todd Anderson on tenor sax, Barry Finnerty on guitar, Stephen Ferrone on drums, and Jon on B3. They recorded at Intergalactic, the last studio that John Lennon recorded in. Jon had no luck getting a record deal for his new project, but he did get gigs in New York with his band Jon Hammond and the Late Rent Session Men.

Jon Hammond Band Onstage at NAMM, 2014: Joe Berger, Dom Famularo, Alex Budman, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond n 1982, Jon found out about public access television and the idea that anyone could produce a show and get it on TV. He started broadcasting on Manhattan’s public station in 1984. “I decided I was going to produce a radio show on TV. The first episodes showed just my tapping foot and my voice. It was a gimmick. We had graphics that were synchronized to go with the music. It worked out well. People dug it.” Within a few weeks, Jon was interviewed and featured in Billboard Magazine. The Jon Hammond Show was considered an alternative to the clips on Cable TV. “MTV was still in its infancy. We had a concept that was revolutionary. My phone started ringing and we were the hot kids on the block.” LIVING ABROAD Jon continued to play gigs in New York and produce his TV show. In 1987, he went to his first trade show (NAMM) where he was introduced to Mr. Julio Guilietti, the man who built his accordion. He then began traveling to trade shows and making contacts with musicians and companies around the world, including Hammond Suzuki. “They gave me the Hammond XB-2, the first really powerful portable Hammond organ. Glenn Derringer, one of my all-time heroes, presented it to me. I got one of the first. Paul Shaffer from the Letterman Show got the other. At the time there was only one EXP-100 expression pedal–we had to share the pedal. I used the pedal for my gigs and when Paul needed it I would bring it over to him at 30 Rockefeller Center on my bicycle.” In the early 90s, when his New York gigs began drying up, Jon was encouraged to go to Germany. “It was a hard time. My father had just died and there were very few gigs. I got the XB-2 organ right when I needed it, so I decided to take a chance. I bought a roundtrip ticket to Frankfurt with an open return. I went with 50 bucks and stayed for a year. When I came back, I had 100 bucks.” Jon stayed at a friend’s house and played a borrowed accordion on the street until he could get a band together. “I played on the street until my fingers turned blue and would collect enough money to get some fish soup. After about two weeks I got a call—I had put a band together and had 3 gigs coming up. A TV show had heard my story and wanted to do a story on me. At the first gig 19 people came; the second only 15 people came. Then I got the little spot on TV. When I came to the third gig people were lined up down the street. When I walked up I thought they were having an art exhibit. When they said, ‘No, they’re waiting for you.’ I choked up, I couldn’t even talk. So I’ve been playing there every year since. The people in Germany really saved my musical career at a time when very few things were happening for me in New York or San Francisco. I have a really good following in Europe. I keep busy as a musician in the States, playing hospitals and assisted living places, but my band dates I pretty much play overseas.” Jon’s Late Rent Sessions was eventually released on a German label and received modest airplay. During the 90s he travelled back and forth to Europe, spending a year playing gigs in Paris, and eventually settling in Hamburg. Since then he has released two more albums and has played gigs in Moscow, Shanghai, and Australia. With the help of the internet, Jon is able to produce his TV show anywhere. PRESENT DAY In the mid-2000s Jon produced Hammondcast, a radio program for CBS that aired in San Francisco at four in the morning and was rebroadcast before Oakland A’s games. “When the baseball games played in the afternoon, my show would play for about 20 minutes and then it was pre-empted. I had a lot of fun with that.” His guests included Danny Glover, Barry Melton from Country Joe & the Fish, and many local people. “It took me awhile to figure out that I had permission to broadcast anything I wanted. I could play the London Philharmonic or Stevie Wonder. My tag line was ‘Hello, Hello, Hello! Wake up or go back to sleep…’” Today, Jon continues to visit tradeshows and is determined to keep doing everything he does as long as he can. “I made a pact with my longtime co-producer, guitarist Joe Berger, that we are going to go to these trade shows until we are little old men with canes.” Jon has released four CDs

Jon Hammond Entertaining on Excelsior Accordion in Bernal Heights SF Neighborhood Center -- photo by Cheryl Fippen Local 6

Flexi-B, XK-5, #HammondOrgan #XK-5 #NAMMShow

Hammond USA: Sound Soul Summit V to rock Nashville NAMM - I'm on this program folks, Jon Hammond - June 18, 2016

Jon's Journal Sound Soul Summit V to rock Nashville NAMM http://hammondorganco.com/sound-soul-summit-v-to-rock-nashville-namm/ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Sound Soul Summit V to rock Nashville NAMM

SummerNAMMHAMMOND ORGAN’S SOUND SOUL SUMMIT V TO ROCK NASHVILLE 

"Top Artists To Unite At NAMM Expo Launching Revolutionary New Instrument" "HAMMOND ORGAN USA announces the lineup for the fifth Sound Soul Summit, to be held during the Summer NAMM Show on June 23, 2016. The Summit is co-sponsored by Keyboard Magazine and Soundcheck LLC, Nashville. Following the course of previous Sound Soul Summits, Hammond Organ brings together some of their roster’s top artists playing their hits and banding together for once-in-a-lifetime jams. Previous Summits have featured such great artists as Keith Emerson, Felix Cavaliere of The Young Rascals, and Gregg Rolie of Santana and Journey. This show is particularly significant, as it will feature the first public showing of Hammond’s new XK-5 organ and Heritage Series expanded systems, which represent the cutting edge of technology applied to recreating the precise touch, feel, and sound of the classic Hammond B-3. Music Director Mark Prentice will lead a top Nashville-based rhythm section (Charlie Morgan and Mike Severs) supporting the Hammond Artist All-Stars, including the living jazz legend Dr. Lonnie Smith, Grammy nominee Paul Brown, Red Young, Jon Hammond, Peter Gallinari, Kevin McKendree (Brian Setzer, Joe Bonamassa) and Yates McKendree, the Reverend Jimmie Smith, and Kim Tibbs. Robby Robinson (musical director for Frankie Valli) will be on hand, as will Jim Alfredson, Gary Swan, Christian Matthew Cullen, and this year’s DownBeat Critic’s Choice Poll winner Brian Charette, and more. It’s very rare that this many accomplished Hammond organists get to play together, so the excitement level among the musicians is as high as it is for the audience. It’s even rarer to experience players from different genres jamming together. As in past years, some surprise guests are sure to turn up. Four years after the first Sound Soul Summit, attendees still remember it as a highlight of their NAMM experience. The HAMMOND Sound Soul Summit V will be held Thursday, June 23r, 2016 at 7 P.M. at the Soundcheck Complex, 750 Cowan St., Nashville, TN 37207. Ticketed admission only, with tickets available at the Hammond Booth #430 on the Summer NAMM exhibit floor, or from your official Hammond factory sales representative." "THE NEW ORIGINAL!! ANNOUNCING THE HAMMOND XK-5 »« Dr. Lonnie Smith named NEA Jazz Master for 2017" Nashville Summer NAMM Scheduled Performance Info Jon Hammond Funk Unit Just Added: Chuggy Carter Percussion Event https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit I'll be playing the new Hammond XK-5 Organ in Nashville next week with some good friends at the Hammond organ event on night of June 23rd - from my good friends at Suzuki Musical Instruments​, my friend Masato Tomie is one of the main development engineers - sounds and plays just like the old B3 with multi-contact 3x3 waterfall keys...brilliant! We are going to get real funky at SoundCheck Nashville​ Studios - Jon Hammond​ Hammond Flexi-B Top Secret Organ with 9 contact keyboards! – Jon Hammond at musikmesse with Suzuki Musical Instruments Prototype Debut With Joe Berger guitar, Kayleigh Moyer drums and Chuggy Carter percussion - hear the new XK-5 as Jon Hammond plays his hits "Get Back in The Groove" "Pocket Funk" "Late Rent" ! Hammond XK-5 aka Flexi-B Top Secret Organ Programmable Multi Contact Keys with MTW 1 Modeled Tone Wheel Generator  Hammond Flexi-B Top Secret Organ with 9 contact keyboards! - Jon Hammond at musikmesse with Suzuki Musical Instruments Prototype Debut https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit *WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: NAMM Showcase Believe in Music Awards Jon Hammond Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/NAMMBelieveInMusicAwardsAndPurdieShuffleBrunchSet Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Topics Believe in Music Awards, Roy Burns, NAMM Show, Joe Lamond, Dom Famularo, Jon Hammond, Bernard Purdie, Funky Jazz, Blues, Hammond Organ, Suzuki Musical Instruments, ASCAP Composer, Musicians Union, Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM Big thanks to The NAMM Show Team for this recognition award, beautiful plaque "Believe in Music" award! I'm afraid to hang it on the wall in case there's an earthquake...back in the box for now, Jon Hammond Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/LATERENTJonHammondThemeSong Youtube https://youtu.be/q9P2CLCW6RU Vimeo https://vimeo.com/168027875 133709526657853 Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153484591607102/ Jon Hammond's annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt - LATE RENT Jon Hammond Theme Song - Jon Hammond Band: Peter Klohmann tenor, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ - Video: Tino Pavlis http://www.HammondCast.com Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/GetBackInTheGrooveJonHammondBandInJazzkeller_201604 Event Information Event Date: Friday, June 24, 2016 - 2:00pm to 2:40pm Location: Music City Center, NAMM Nissan Stage on The Terrace Add to Calendar *WATCH THE FILM HERE: Acoustic Nation NAMM Concert Lydia's Tune In Nashville Tennessee Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/AcousticNationNAMMConcertLydiasTuneInNashvilleTennessee1 by Jon Hammond Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/EnhancedAudioJonHammondShowPreviewAirTime0130AMOn0618MNNTVCableAndStreaming1 Facebook Video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153524137387102/ by Jon Hammond Jon Hammond Show with enhanced audio cable access TV program late Fri. night / early Sat. morning 01:30 AM Manhattan Neighborhood Network Channel 1 - Music Travel and Soft News with original music and stories from Jon Hammond, 34th year now streaming all over the world, Jon Hammond Band performing internationally on perpetual tour, Jon Hammond's original compositions Funky Jazz and Blues - Hammond Organist and Accordionist, piano and guitar - member AFM Local 802 and Local 6 ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP http://www.HammondCast.com - Manhattan Neighborhood Network -MNN - Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM & AFM Local 6 Producer Jon Hammond Language English Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondBirdlandLydia_sTuneJonHammondBand Missing man formation - very sadly, Lutz Büchner still on the band here - happy night in BIrldand Hamburg! - Jon Hammond L to R Lutz, Jon, Joe, Heinz Lydia's Tune: 
Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Heinz Lichius drums
, Joe Berger guitar, 
Jon Hammond organ, return engagement here at Birdland with many friends in the house. - Gärtnerstr. 122 Hamburg Eimsbuttel NDR release: https://www.ndr.de/orchester_chor/bigband/band/Trauer-um-Lutz-Buechner,buechner146.html Hammond Event, Players Summit, Product Showcase, XK-5, Soundcheck Nashville, #HammondOrgan #Nashville #NAMMShow

Nashville Summer NAMM Scheduled Performance Info Jon Hammond Funk Unit Just Added - June 18, 2016

Nashville Summer NAMM Scheduled Performance Info Jon Hammond Funk Unit Just Added: Chuggy Carter Percussion Event https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit I'll be playing the new Hammond XK-5 Organ in Nashville next week with some good friends at the Hammond organ event on night of June 23rd - from my good friends at Suzuki Musical Instruments​, my friend Masato Tomie is one of the main development engineers - sounds and plays just like the old B3 with multi-contact 3x3 waterfall keys...brilliant! We are going to get real funky at SoundCheck Nashville​ Studios - Jon Hammond​ Hammond Flexi-B Top Secret Organ with 9 contact keyboards! – Jon Hammond at musikmesse with Suzuki Musical Instruments Prototype Debut With Joe Berger guitar, Kayleigh Moyer drums and Chuggy Carter percussion - here the new XK-5 as Jon Hammond plays his hits "Get Back in The Groove" "Pocket Funk" "Late Rent" ! Hammond XK-5 aka Flexi-B Top Secret Organ Programmable Multi Contact Keys with MTW 1 Modeled Tone Wheel Generator  Hammond Flexi-B Top Secret Organ with 9 contact keyboards! - Jon Hammond at musikmesse with Suzuki Musical Instruments Prototype Debut FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Legendary Charlie Daniels Band, Country Rocker Craig Wayne Boyd and Full Line-up of Artists to take over Summer NAMM

June 8, 2016
Summer NAMM, the industry’s largest and most vibrant music products tradeshow returns to Nashville’s Music City Center June 23-25 for its biggest year yet. This year’s show will feature new and returning attendees from among the top brands in musical instruments, gear, technologies and accessories, and will include a robust line-up of artists who will perform all three days of the annual gathering. 
Thursday, the opening day of the show will end on a high note with a one-of-a kind performance from multi-instrumentalist, storyteller and living legend, Charlie Daniels. The Charlie Daniels Band is best known for their hits “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” and “The South’s Gonna Do It Again” among many others over the span of their 50+ year career. Daniels and band will treat Summer NAMM attendees to a memorable performance on the NAMM Nissan Terrace Stage starting at 6:00 p.m. 
On Saturday at 1:00 p.m., the Terrace stage will welcome Texas-born and raised country singer and multi-instrumentalist, Craig Wayne Boyd.  Boyd first came to prominence as the winner of the seventh season of The Voice (2014), where his singing voice, playing, and easy musical versatility made him a fan favorite on the show. 
Saturday also welcomes the 33rd Annual American Eagle Awards. This year’s honorees include Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris and the Grand Ole Opry. The American Eagle Awards honor individuals that have made significant contributions to the music in America. The awards are produced by the National American Music Council in cooperation with NAMM, and will be open to all Summer NAMM badge holders.
Each day of the Summer NAMM Show, the NAMM Nissan Terrace Stage will present live music beginning at 10:00 a.m. with an exciting lineup of artists with a variety of musical styles.  Thursday’s lineup includes soul/rock artist Paul Childers, country singer Lauren Alexander, and acoustic double neck guitarist Ian Ethan Case, among others. On Friday, the dynamic duo and fingerstylings of the Constable Sisters, singer/songwriter Josh Farrow, country act Brian Rhea, and more will provide for an entertaining day of live music. Saturday’s acts include guitarist Jeff Radford and pop/country duo the Truman Brothers, as well as other talented acts.
NAMM NISSAN STAGE SCHEDULE 
(All acts and times subject to change)  
Thursday, June 23
10:00a.m.       Summer Pittman (http://soundcloud.com/summerpittman/stranger)
11:00a.m.       Laura B. Whitmore (www.laurabwhitmore.com)
12:00p.m.       Paul Childers (http://paulchilders.com)
1:00p.m.         Lauren Alexander (www.laurenalexander.com)
2:00p.m.         Ian Ethan Case (www.ianethan.com)
3:00p.m.         The Depth and the Whisper (www.thedepthandthewhisper.com)
4:00p.m.         James Robert Webb (http://www.jamesrobertwebb.com)
6:00p.m.         The Charlie Daniels Band (www.charliedaniels.com)
Friday, June 24
10:00a.m.       Constable Sisters
11:00a.m.       Sally and George (www.sallyandgeorge.com)
12:00p.m.       Josh Farrow Presented by Lightning 100  (www.joshfarrow.com)
1:00p.m.         Olivia Henken (http://oliviacountry.com)
2:00p.m.         Jon Hammond Funk Unit (http://www.jonhammondband.com)
3:00p.m.         Bobby Long (www.musicbobbylong.com)
4:00p.m.         Taylor Tote Band (www.taylortote.com)
5:00p.m.         Brian Rhea (www.brianpaulrhea.com)
Saturday, June 25
10:30a.m.       Savannah Keyes
11:30a.m.       Jeff Radford (www.jeffradford.com)
1:00p.m.         Craig Wayne Boyd (www.craigwayneboyd.com)
1:00 p.m.        American Eagle Awards, honoring Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris and the Grand Ole Opry (www.musiccouncil.org/american-eagle-awards/)
3:00p.m.         Truman Brothers (www.trumanbrothers.com)

Chalise Zolezzi

NAMM 
Director of PR and Social Media 
Phone:
(760) 438-8001 
e-mail:
chalisez@namm.org 
 

About NAMM

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $16.6 billion music products industry. NAMM is comprised of approximately 10,300 members located in 102 countries and regions. NAMM events and members fund The NAMM Foundation's efforts to promote the pleasures and benefits of music, and advance active participation in music making across the lifespan. For more information about NAMM, please visit www.namm.org, call 800.767.NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.

*WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: NAMM Showcase Believe in Music Awards Jon Hammond Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/NAMMBelieveInMusicAwardsAndPurdieShuffleBrunchSet Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Topics Believe in Music Awards, Roy Burns, NAMM Show, Joe Lamond, Dom Famularo, Jon Hammond, Bernard Purdie, Funky Jazz, Blues, Hammond Organ, Suzuki Musical Instruments, ASCAP Composer, Musicians Union, Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM Big thanks to The NAMM Show Team for this recognition award, beautiful plaque "Believe in Music" award! I'm afraid to hang it on the wall in case there's an earthquake...back in the box for now, Jon Hammond Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/LATERENTJonHammondThemeSong Youtube https://youtu.be/q9P2CLCW6RU Vimeo https://vimeo.com/168027875 133709526657853 Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153484591607102/ Jon Hammond's annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt - LATE RENT Jon Hammond Theme Song - Jon Hammond Band: Peter Klohmann tenor, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ - Video: Tino Pavlis http://www.HammondCast.com Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/GetBackInTheGrooveJonHammondBandInJazzkeller_201604 by Jon Hammond Jon Hammond Band live in Jazzkeller celebrating 30 years musikmesse Warm Up Party - "Get Back in The Groove" - Peter Klohmann tenor saxo, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Jon Hammond at the Hammond Sk1 organ with many special friends in the house jonhammondband.com - video Tino Pavlis Producer Jon Hammond Language English Youtube https://youtu.be/Tm2ZFE5V4As Vimeo https://vimeo.com/164279506 Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/1271197279575733/ Getting ready for my 10th ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO - Hollywood CA! Jon Hammond Event Information Event Date: Friday, June 24, 2016 - 2:00pm to 2:40pm Location: Music City Center, NAMM Nissan Stage on The Terrace Add to Calendar *WATCH THE FILM HERE: Acoustic Nation NAMM Concert Lydia's Tune In Nashville Tennessee Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/AcousticNationNAMMConcertLydiasTuneInNashvilleTennessee1 by Jon Hammond Funk Unit, Nashville NAMM, Scheduled Performance, Funky Jazz, #XK-5 #HammondOrgan #NAMMShow

Sony GCS-1 SuperBetaMovie Industrial Camera in the field with Jon Hammond - June 17, 2016

Sony GCS-1 SuperBetaMovie Industrial Camera in the field with Jon Hammond - I wore out 3 of these cameras filming for my Public Access TV Show The Jon Hammond Show on MCTV, MNN TV and now streaming - we are still on 34th year late Friday nights / early Saturday mornings 01:30 AM EST - 28 minute program, Music, Travel and Soft News The camera was way ahead of it's time! - Jon Hammond John Entwistle of The Who with Jon Hammond and his Sony GCS-1 - John is playing one of his custom made Warwick Buzzard basses, pure ebony WATCH GCS-1 Vintage Jon Hammond Show Here: Jon Hammond Show Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondCIrca89JonHammondShowMCTVwEddieMoneyJohnEntwistleJoeBergerBonusKennyBridgeDiver Action-packed vintage clip from the long-running (24th year) NYC cable-access TV show "The Jon Hammond Show" has classic opening with Video by LORI, Eddie Money spot filmed the night he did David Letterman with Ronnie Spector "Take Me Home Tonight". Also a spot for Joe Berger's Impromptu Video Movie with voice-over by Jon Hammond featuring John Entwistle (RIP) of the WHO & Jack Bruce of CREAM. This spot was a noble attempt at marketing that went awry. Joe unfortunately got ripped off by the people who were supposed to run the ad nation-wide 1989, but we've got it for you here..enjoy! ©2007 http://www.HammondCast.com *BONUS: Kenny the Belly-flop Bridge Swan Diver..ouch! Betamax Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betamax Betamax (also called Beta, and referred to as such in the logo) is a consumer-level analog videocassette magnetic tape recording format developed by Sony, released in Japan on May 10, 1975. [1] The first Betamax introduced in America was the LV-1901 console, which included a 19" color monitor, and appeared in stores in early November, 1975. The cassettes contain .50 in (12.7 mm)-wide videotape in a design similar to the earlier, professional .75 in (19 mm) wide, U-matic format. The format is obsolete, having lost the videotape format war[2] to VHS. Betamax recorders ceased production in 2002, but the format's cassette tapes were available until March 2016, when Sony discontinued them.[3] Like the rival videotape format VHS (introduced in Japan by JVC in October 1976[4] and in the United States by RCA in August 1977[5]), Betamax had no guard band and used azimuth recording to reduce crosstalk. According to Sony's own history webpages, the name came from a double meaning: beta being the Japanese word used to describe the way signals were recorded onto the tape, and from the fact that when the tape ran through the transport, it looked like the Greek letter beta (β). The suffix -max, from the word "maximum", was added to suggest greatness.[6] In 1977, Sony came out with the first long play Betamax VCR, the SL-8200. This VCR had two recording speeds: normal, and the newer half speed. This provided two hours recording time on the L-500 Beta videocassette. The SL-8200 was to compete against the VHS VCRs which had 2 or 4 hours of recording time.[7] Sanyo marketed a version as Betacord, but this was also referred to casually as "Beta". In addition to Sony and Sanyo, Beta-format video recorders were manufactured and sold by Toshiba, Pioneer, Murphy, Aiwa, and NEC. The Zenith Electronics Corporation and WEGA Corporations contracted with Sony to produce VCRs for their product lines. Department stores like Sears (in the United States and Canada) and Quelle (Germany) sold Beta-format VCRs under their house brands, as did the RadioShack chain of electronic stores. Betamax and VHS competed in a fierce format war, which saw VHS come out on top in most markets. n early 1985, Sony would introduce a new feature, High Band or SuperBeta, by again shifting the Y carrier—this time by 800 kHz. This improved the bandwidth available to the Y sideband and increased the horizontal resolution from 240 to 290 lines on a regular-grade Betamax cassette. Since over-the-antenna and cable signals were only 300–330 lines resolution, SuperBeta could make a nearly identical copy of live television. However, the chroma resolution still remained relatively poor, limited to just under 0.4 MHz or approximately 30 lines resolution, whereas live broadcast chrominance resolution was over 100 lines. The heads were also narrowed to 29 μm to reduce crosstalk, with a narrower head gap to play back the higher carrier frequency at 5.6 MHz. Later, some models would feature further improvement, in the form of Beta-Is, a high band version of the Beta-I recording mode. There were some incompatibilities between the older Beta decks and SuperBeta, but most could play back a high band tape without major problems. SuperBeta decks had a switch to disable the SuperBeta mode for compatibility purposes. (SuperBeta was only marginally supported outside of Sony, as many licensees had already discontinued their Betamax line.)[19][20] In 1988, Sony would again push the envelope with ED Beta, or "Extended Definition" Betamax, capable of up to 500 lines of resolution, that equaled DVD quality (480 typical). In order to store the ~6.5 MHz-wide luma signal, with the peak frequency at 9.3 MHz, Sony used a metal formulation tape borrowed from the Betacam SP format (branded "ED-Metal") and incorporated some improvements to the transport to reduce mechanically induced aberrations in the picture. Beta ED also featured a luminance carrier deviation of 2.5 MHz, as opposed to the 1.2 MHz used in SuperBeta, improving contrast with reduced luminance noise.[21] Sony introduced two ED decks and a camcorder in the late 1980s. The top end EDV-9500 (EDV-9300 in Canada) deck was a very capable editing deck, rivaling much more expensive U-Matic set-ups for its accuracy and features, but did not have commercial success due to lack of timecode and other pro features. Sony did market Beta ED to "semiprofessional" users, or "prosumers". One complaint about the EDC-55 ED CAM was that it needed a lot of light (at least 25 lux), due to the use of two CCDs instead of the typical single-CCD imaging device. The Beta ED lineup only recorded in BII/BIII modes, with the ability to play back BI/BIs.[22] Despite the sharp decline in sales of Betamax recorders in the late 1980s and subsequent halt in production of new recorders by Sony in 2002, both Betamax and SuperBetamax are still being used by a small number of people. New cassettes are still available for purchase at online shops and used recorders are often found at flea markets, thrift stores or on Internet auction sites. Early format BetaCam cassettes—which are physically based on the Betamax cassette—continue to be available for use in the professional media. Comparison with other video formats[edit] Size comparison between a Betamax cassette (top) and a VHS cassette (bottom). Below is a list of modern, digital-style resolutions (and traditional analog "TV lines per picture height" measurements) for various media. The list only includes popular formats. All values are approximate NTSC resolutions. For PAL systems, replace "480" with "576". Note that listed resolution applies to luminance only, with chroma resolution usually halved in each dimension for digital formats, and significantly lower for analog formats. Resolution based on the quality with a standard Kell factor of 0.7:[citation needed] 350×480 (250 lines per picture height): Umatic, Betamax, VHS, Video8 420×480 (300 lines per picture height): Super Betamax, Betacam (professional) 460×480 (330 lines per picture height): Analog Broadcast 590×480 (420 lines per picture height): LaserDisc, Super VHS, Hi8 700×480 (500 lines per picture height): Extended Definition Betamax Pal Systems, 350×576 (250 lines per picture height): Umatic, Betamax, VHS, Video8 420×576 (300 lines per picture height): Super Betamax, Betacam (professional) 460×576 (330 lines per picture height): Analog Broadcast 590×576 (420 lines per picture height): LaserDisc, Super VHS, Hi8 700×576 (500 lines per picture height): Extended Definition Betamax [23][not in citation given] Digital formats Quality based on the resolution with a standard Kell factor of 0.7:[citation needed] 352×240 (240 lines per picture height): Video CD 480×480 (330 lines per picture height): SVCD 720×480 (504 lines per picture height): 4:3 DVD, Anamorphic Widescreen DVD, DV, miniDV, Digital8 720×360 (504 lines per picture height): Letterbox Widescreen DVD 1280×720 (896 lines per picture height): AVCHD-lite (720p) 1440×1080 (1080 lines per picture height): miniDV (high-def variant) 1920×1080 (1344 lines per picture height): (1080i/p) AVCHD, Blu-ray, HD DVD Tape lengths[edit] Both NTSC and PAL/SECAM Betamax cassettes are physically identical (although the signals recorded on the tape are incompatible). However, as tape speeds differ between NTSC and PAL/SECAM, the playing time for any given cassette will vary accordingly between the systems. Other unusual lengths were produced from time to time, such as L-410. For NTSC only, BI is standard speed, BII is 1/2 speed, BIII is 1/3 speed Common tape lengths Tape label Tape length Recording time ft m BI BII BIII PAL/SECAM L-125 125 38 15 min 30 min 45 min 32 min L-165 166 2/3 51 20 min 40 min 60 min (1 h) 43 min L-250 250 76 30 min 60 min (1 h) 90 min (1:30 h) 65 min (1:05 h) L-370 375 114 45 min 90 min (1:30 h) 135 (2:15 h) 96 min (1:36 h) L-500 500 152 60 min (1 h) 120 min (2 h) 180 min (3 h) 130 min (2:10 h) L-750 750 229 90 min (1:30 h) 180 min (3 h) 270 min (4:30 h) 195 min (3:15 h) L-830 833 1/3 254 100 min (1:40 h) 200 min (3:20 h) 300 min (5 h) 216 min (3:36 h) Home movies [edit] Two-piece camera/VCR systems rapidly displaced Super 8 mm film as the medium of choice for shooting home movies and amateur films. These units included a portable VCR, which the videographer would carry by a shoulder strap, and a separate camera, which was connected to the VCR by a special cable. At this point, Beta had several advantages over VHS systems. The smaller Beta cassette made for smaller and lighter VCRs. However, consumers wanted a one-piece solution. The first one-piece consumer camcorder, the Betamovie, came from Sony. A major requirement for a one-piece camcorder was miniaturizing the recording head drum, and Sony's solution to this involved a nonstandard video signal which would become standard only when played back on full-sized VCRs. A side effect of this was that Beta camcorders were record-only: consumers saw this as a major limitation. VHS manufacturers found a better solution to drum miniaturization (it involved four heads doing the work of two). Because it used standard video signals, VHS camcorders could review footage in the camcorder and copy to another VCR for editing. This shifted the home movie advantage dramatically away from Beta, and was a primary reason for the loss of Beta market share: owners of Beta VCRs found that a VHS camcorder would allow them to copy and edit footage to their Beta deck – something that Betamovie could not do. If rental movies were not available in Beta, they could rent them in VHS and use their camcorder to play them. Owners of VHS VCRs could also choose a variant camcorder format called VHS-C. This used a miniaturized cassette to make a camcorder smaller and lighter than any Betamovie. Sony could not duplicate the functionality of VHS-C camcorders, and seeing the rapid loss of market share, eventually introduced the Video8 format. Their hope was that Video8 could replace both Beta and VHS for all uses. For more information, see the article on camcorders.[24] End of production[edit] On November 10, 2015 Sony announced [25] that it would no longer be producing Betamax video cassettes. Production and sales ended March 2016 after nearly 41 years of continuous production. Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/6842260604 Hello New York! Jon Hammond Show 28 Minutes Preview 06/04 MNN TV - First segment: Jon Hammond's annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt - LATE RENT Jon Hammond Theme Song - Jon Hammond Band: Peter Klohmann tenor, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ - Video: Tino Pavlis - Second segment: First playing of the Todd Anderson arrangement of "Lydia's Tune" by Jon Hammond - Organist Jon Hammond composed this song in Paris France after flying there aboard Air France Concorde in year 1981, played here now with Meeting House Jazz Orchestra - #hammondcast Arranged and Conducted by tenor saxophonist Todd Anderson. Bob Rosen (tenor) presiding over the Music Program at Friends Seminary​ 230 year old school established on Manhattan's East Side - David Zalud trumpet, Greg Ruvolo trumpet, Jim Piela saxophone, Pat Hall, Art Baron​, Alfredo Marques trombones, (guitar solo): David Acker guitar, Mike Campenni drums, Charles Lee alto, more names coming! Thank you for playing my song and those listening and watching this Podcast folks! Jon Hammond​ ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP http://www.HammondCast.com/ TV Producers of Manhattan Neighborhood Network [MNN]​ - Manhattan Neighborhood Network​ - Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM​ of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM AFM Local 6 PROFILE http://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/ — with Alfredo Marques, Bob Rosen, Greg Ruvolo, Todd Anderson, Mike Campenni, Art Baron, David Acker, Charles Lee and AFM Local 6 at Friends Seminary. 3rd segment: Jon Hammond Band​ - Czechoslovakian Salsa Song by Jon Hammond (organ) Video Tino Pavlis Note: https://www.facebook.com/notes/jon-hammond-band/best-party-of-the-year-jon-hammonds-annual-musikmesse-warm-up-party-in-jazzkelle/1107482975950736 Best Party of The Year! Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse​ Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller​ Tuesday April 5th 2016 celebrating 30 years Jon Hammond​ – organ Joe Berger​ – guitar Peter Klohmann​ – saxophone Giovanni Totò Gulino​ – drums Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ “Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!” The Jon Hammond Show is a funky swinging instrumental revue, featuring top international soloists. The show has universal appeal. Big Hammond orgel sound – 100% organic ©JON HAMMOND International - JJ Guitars​ Suzuki Musical Instruments​ 4th segment: As Seen On MNN TV The Jon Hammond Show - Filmed in High Definition - Pocket Funk with NDR Horns - Jon Hammond Band special Auster Jazz Series - musical director Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Ernst-Friedrich Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Funky Heinz Lichius drums feature on this one, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass http://www.HammondCast.com/ special thanks dankeschön to Knut Simon and Lukas Aaron Hambrecht AutoBild Redaktion Team for bringing the Borgward, Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera (also a fine drummer) and all the Hamburg people who came to this party session, Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt - support from Musik Rotthoff, Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars, Jon Hammond the Sk1 Hammond manufactured by Suzuki Musical Instruments - Auster Bar Hamburg Eimsbüttel #hammondcast Producer Jon Hammond Language English Youtube https://youtu.be/HHyh9Hqj_bE Jon Hammond with his trusty Sennheiser HD 25-1 headphones x Duo Gig today: Marc Baum & Jon Hammond after the gig with dueling famous Remin Kart-A-Bag wheels, it's a wrap folks! Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/HeadPhoneLateRentYachtklubLife Jon Hammond Band - Head Phone Late Rent Yachtklub Life! Hans Romanov Presents: Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Peter Klohmann tenor sax, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ - Video: Tino Pavlis, Photos by Andreas Meer, Audio: Johannes Napp, Silvio Cappucci http://www.HammondCast.com Producer Jon Hammond Language English Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Youtube https://youtu.be/eIXnz0ZkaVI Vimeo https://vimeo.com/166112020 Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/1282307858464675/ I'll be playing the new Hammond XK-5 Organ in Nashville next week with some good friends at the Hammond organ event on night of June 23rd - from my good friends at Suzuki Musical Instruments​, my friend Masato Tomie is one of the main development engineers - sounds and plays just like the old B3 with multi-contact 3x3 waterfall keys...brilliant! We are going to get real funky at SoundCheck Nashville​ Studios - Jon Hammond​ Hammond Flexi-B Top Secret Organ with 9 contact keyboards! – Jon Hammond at musikmesse with Suzuki Musical Instruments Prototype Debut With Joe Berger guitar, Kayleigh Moyer drums and Chuggy Carter percussion - here the new XK-5 as Jon Hammond plays his hits "Get Back in The Groove" "Pocket Funk" "Late Rent" ! Hammond XK-5 aka Flexi-B Top Secret Organ Programmable Multi Contact Keys with MTW 1 Modeled Tone Wheel Generator Hammond Flexi-B Top Secret Organ with 9 contact keyboards! - Jon Hammond at musikmesse with Suzuki Musical Instruments Prototype Debut Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/MichaelFalkensteinAndJonHammondMusikmesse Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/MichaelFalkensteinAndJonHammondMusikmesse Masato Tomie is also guitarist of Black Market Band with Kunio Miyauchi ! Youtube https://youtu.be/VF7WXWHv1a4 Jon Hammond Band​ getting funky with Head Phone Live in Jazzkeller​ - Jon's annual musikmesse​ Warm Up Party with Giovanni Totò Gulino​ drums, Joe Berger​ guitar, Peter Klohmann​ tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond​ at the Hammond Sk1 organ - Jon Hammond uses Sennheiser​ Momentum headphones with in-line mic remote http://www.HammondCast.com - Video Directed by Tino Pavlis​ Sennheiser Momentum​ Michael Falkenstein with Prototype Hammond Flexi-B Hammond XK-5 aka Flexi-B Top Secret Organ Programmable Multi Contact Keys with MTW 1 Modeled Tone Wheel Generator Accordions Worldwide Breaking News: Jon Hammond Funk Unit Featured, Summer NAMM, Nashville, Tennessee - USA by Holda Paoletti-kampl Jon Hammond Funk Unit Featured, Summer NAMM, Nashville, Tennessee - USA by Holda Paoletti-kampl http://www.accordions.com/news.aspx?d=27-May-2016&lang=en#art11769 Sylvia Pagni, Holda Paoletti-Kampl, Jon Hammond in Musikmesse Frankfurt Jon Hammond, Holda Paoletti-kampl Accordions Worldwide Editor http://accordions.com/, Joe Berger, Nello Gabrielloni in halle 3.0 at Musikmesse Accordion Radio News http://accordionradio.com/news.html Jon Hammond Funk Unit Featured, Summer NAMM, Nashville, Tennessee - USA by Holda Paoletti-Kampl Jon Hammond's Hammond Funk Unit quintet is performing a 40 minute set of his original compositions as part of the Summer NAMM Showcase at the famous Music City Center, Nashville. The concert is on Friday June 24th, 2pm to 2.40pm. California-based Jon Hammond is a jazz musician and radio presenter, best-known nowadays as an organist who regularly uses accordion in his group and for hospital and old folks concerts (picture below). Jon Hammond wrote: "Three of the musicians are Nashville based: R Barber (trombone), Louis ‘Flip’ Winfield (drums), Cord Martin (tenor saxophone) plus my long-time guitarist Joe Berger and myself on Hamond organ - both Joe and myself are officially from New York City, although I am also in California a lot - I’m still a New Yorker! There is a very strong chance that Lee Oskar will be joining us as Special Guest. I can’t guarantee that Lee will be onstage with us. We recently talked about doing it when we met at the ASCAP Pop Awards in Hollywood last month. He told me that he will be there and is going to try to make it, so we are going to have the stage set up for that, we have played together several times over the years. Lee was an award recipient at the ASCAP Pop Awards and besides being the original member of the legendary band WAR, he manufactures his own line of Lee Oskar Harmonicas that have been very popular with Blues and Rock performers for years. Here we are in Hollywood a couple of weeks ago, with Lee wearing the medal he was awarded." Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/GetBackInTheGrooveJonHammondBand Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=940444542651010 Youtube http://youtu.be/eKZ8vQGJq8Y Jon Hammond's composition "Get Back in The Groove" very special performance Jon Hammond Band in Jazzkeller Frankfurt Jon's annual musikmesse Warm Up Party with many close friends in attendance - Tony Lakatos on tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, special guest Lee Oskar harmonica, Jon Hammond organ / bass Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/6842260604 Hello New York! Jon Hammond Show 28 Minutes Preview 06/04 MNN TV - First segment: Jon Hammond's annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt - LATE RENT Jon Hammond Theme Song - Jon Hammond Band: Peter Klohmann tenor, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ - Video: Tino Pavlis - Second segment: First playing of the Todd Anderson arrangement of "Lydia's Tune" by Jon Hammond - Organist Jon Hammond composed this song in Paris France after flying there aboard Air France Concorde in year 1981, played here now with Meeting House Jazz Orchestra - #hammondcast Arranged and Conducted by tenor saxophonist Todd Anderson. Bob Rosen (tenor) presiding over the Music Program at Friends Seminary​ 230 year old school established on Manhattan's East Side - David Zalud trumpet, Greg Ruvolo trumpet, Jim Piela saxophone, Pat Hall, Art Baron​, Alfredo Marques trombones, (guitar solo): David Acker guitar, Mike Campenni drums, Charles Lee alto, more names coming! Thank you for playing my song and those listening and watching this Podcast folks! Jon Hammond​ ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP http://www.HammondCast.com/ TV Producers of Manhattan Neighborhood Network [MNN]​ - Manhattan Neighborhood Network​ - Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM​ of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM AFM Local 6 PROFILE http://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/ — with Alfredo Marques, Bob Rosen, Greg Ruvolo, Todd Anderson, Mike Campenni, Art Baron, David Acker, Charles Lee and AFM Local 6 at Friends Seminary. 3rd segment: Jon Hammond Band​ - Czechoslovakian Salsa Song by Jon Hammond (organ) Video Tino Pavlis Note: https://www.facebook.com/notes/jon-hammond-band/best-party-of-the-year-jon-hammonds-annual-musikmesse-warm-up-party-in-jazzkelle/1107482975950736 Best Party of The Year! Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse​ Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller​ Tuesday April 5th 2016 celebrating 30 years Jon Hammond​ – organ Joe Berger​ – guitar Peter Klohmann​ – saxophone Giovanni Totò Gulino​ – drums Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ “Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!” The Jon Hammond Show is a funky swinging instrumental revue, featuring top international soloists. The show has universal appeal. Big Hammond orgel sound – 100% organic ©JON HAMMOND International - JJ Guitars​ Suzuki Musical Instruments​ 4th segment: As Seen On MNN TV The Jon Hammond Show - Filmed in High Definition - Pocket Funk with NDR Horns - Jon Hammond Band special Auster Jazz Series - musical director Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Ernst-Friedrich Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Funky Heinz Lichius drums feature on this one, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass http://www.HammondCast.com/ special thanks dankeschön to Knut Simon and Lukas Aaron Hambrecht AutoBild Redaktion Team for bringing the Borgward, Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera (also a fine drummer) and all the Hamburg people who came to this party session, Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt - support from Musik Rotthoff, Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars, Jon Hammond the Sk1 Hammond manufactured by Suzuki Musical Instruments - Auster Bar Hamburg Eimsbüttel #hammondcast Producer Jon Hammond Language English Youtube https://youtu.be/HHyh9Hqj_bE Jon Hammond with his trusty Sennheiser HD 25-1 headphones x Duo Gig today: Marc Baum & Jon Hammond after the gig with dueling famous Remin Kart-A-Bag wheels, it's a wrap folks! 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I'll be playing the new Hammond Flexi-B XK-5 Organ in Nashville next week - Jon Hammond - June 16, 2016

I'll be playing the new Hammond XK-5 Organ in Nashville next week with some good friends at the Hammond organ event on night of June 23rd - from my good friends at Suzuki Musical Instruments​, my friend Masato Tomie is one of the main development engineers - sounds and plays just like the old B3 with multi-contact 3x3 waterfall keys...brilliant! We are going to get real funky at SoundCheck Nashville​ Studios - Jon Hammond​ Hammond Flexi-B Top Secret Organ with 9 contact keyboards! – Jon Hammond at musikmesse with Suzuki Musical Instruments Prototype Debut With Joe Berger guitar, Kayleigh Moyer drums and Chuggy Carter percussion - here the new XK-5 as Jon Hammond plays his hits "Get Back in The Groove" "Pocket Funk" "Late Rent" ! Hammond XK-5 aka Flexi-B Top Secret Organ Programmable Multi Contact Keys with MTW 1 Modeled Tone Wheel Generator Hammond Flexi-B Top Secret Organ with 9 contact keyboards! - Jon Hammond at musikmesse with Suzuki Musical Instruments Prototype Debut WATCH VIDEO: Michael Falkenstein And Jon Hammond Musikmesse Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/MichaelFalkensteinAndJonHammondMusikmesse Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/MichaelFalkensteinAndJonHammondMusikmesse Masato Tomie is also guitarist of Black Market Band with Kunio Miyauchi ! Youtube https://youtu.be/VF7WXWHv1a4 Jon Hammond Band​ getting funky with Head Phone Live in Jazzkeller​ - Jon's annual musikmesse​ Warm Up Party with Giovanni Totò Gulino​ drums, Joe Berger​ guitar, Peter Klohmann​ tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond​ at the Hammond Sk1 organ - Jon Hammond uses Sennheiser​ Momentum headphones with in-line mic remote http://www.HammondCast.com - Video Directed by Tino Pavlis​ Sennheiser Momentum​ Michael Falkenstein with Prototype Hammond Flexi-B Hammond XK-5 aka Flexi-B Top Secret Organ Programmable Multi Contact Keys with MTW 1 Modeled Tone Wheel Generator Accordions Worldwide Breaking News: Jon Hammond Funk Unit Featured, Summer NAMM, Nashville, Tennessee - USA by Holda Paoletti-kampl Jon Hammond Funk Unit Featured, Summer NAMM, Nashville, Tennessee - USA by Holda Paoletti-kampl http://www.accordions.com/news.aspx?d=27-May-2016&lang=en#art11769 Sylvia Pagni, Holda Paoletti-Kampl, Jon Hammond in Musikmesse Frankfurt Jon Hammond, Holda Paoletti-kampl Accordions Worldwide Editor http://accordions.com/, Joe Berger, Nello Gabrielloni in halle 3.0 at Musikmesse Accordion Radio News http://accordionradio.com/news.html Jon Hammond Funk Unit Featured, Summer NAMM, Nashville, Tennessee - USA by Holda Paoletti-Kampl Jon Hammond's Hammond Funk Unit quintet is performing a 40 minute set of his original compositions as part of the Summer NAMM Showcase at the famous Music City Center, Nashville. The concert is on Friday June 24th, 2pm to 2.40pm. California-based Jon Hammond is a jazz musician and radio presenter, best-known nowadays as an organist who regularly uses accordion in his group and for hospital and old folks concerts (picture below). Jon Hammond wrote: "Three of the musicians are Nashville based: R Barber (trombone), Louis ‘Flip’ Winfield (drums), Cord Martin (tenor saxophone) plus my long-time guitarist Joe Berger and myself on Hamond organ - both Joe and myself are officially from New York City, although I am also in California a lot - I’m still a New Yorker! There is a very strong chance that Lee Oskar will be joining us as Special Guest. I can’t guarantee that Lee will be onstage with us. We recently talked about doing it when we met at the ASCAP Pop Awards in Hollywood last month. He told me that he will be there and is going to try to make it, so we are going to have the stage set up for that, we have played together several times over the years. Lee was an award recipient at the ASCAP Pop Awards and besides being the original member of the legendary band WAR, he manufactures his own line of Lee Oskar Harmonicas that have been very popular with Blues and Rock performers for years. Here we are in Hollywood a couple of weeks ago, with Lee wearing the medal he was awarded." Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/GetBackInTheGrooveJonHammondBand Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=940444542651010 Youtube http://youtu.be/eKZ8vQGJq8Y Jon Hammond's composition "Get Back in The Groove" very special performance Jon Hammond Band in Jazzkeller Frankfurt Jon's annual musikmesse Warm Up Party with many close friends in attendance - Tony Lakatos on tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, special guest Lee Oskar harmonica, Jon Hammond organ / bass Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/6842260604 Hello New York! Jon Hammond Show 28 Minutes Preview 06/04 MNN TV - First segment: Jon Hammond's annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt - LATE RENT Jon Hammond Theme Song - Jon Hammond Band: Peter Klohmann tenor, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ - Video: Tino Pavlis - Second segment: First playing of the Todd Anderson arrangement of "Lydia's Tune" by Jon Hammond - Organist Jon Hammond composed this song in Paris France after flying there aboard Air France Concorde in year 1981, played here now with Meeting House Jazz Orchestra - #hammondcast Arranged and Conducted by tenor saxophonist Todd Anderson. Bob Rosen (tenor) presiding over the Music Program at Friends Seminary​ 230 year old school established on Manhattan's East Side - David Zalud trumpet, Greg Ruvolo trumpet, Jim Piela saxophone, Pat Hall, Art Baron​, Alfredo Marques trombones, (guitar solo): David Acker guitar, Mike Campenni drums, Charles Lee alto, more names coming! Thank you for playing my song and those listening and watching this Podcast folks! Jon Hammond​ ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP http://www.HammondCast.com/ TV Producers of Manhattan Neighborhood Network [MNN]​ - Manhattan Neighborhood Network​ - Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM​ of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM AFM Local 6 PROFILE http://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/ — with Alfredo Marques, Bob Rosen, Greg Ruvolo, Todd Anderson, Mike Campenni, Art Baron, David Acker, Charles Lee and AFM Local 6 at Friends Seminary. 3rd segment: Jon Hammond Band​ - Czechoslovakian Salsa Song by Jon Hammond (organ) Video Tino Pavlis Note: https://www.facebook.com/notes/jon-hammond-band/best-party-of-the-year-jon-hammonds-annual-musikmesse-warm-up-party-in-jazzkelle/1107482975950736 Best Party of The Year! Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse​ Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller​ Tuesday April 5th 2016 celebrating 30 years Jon Hammond​ – organ Joe Berger​ – guitar Peter Klohmann​ – saxophone Giovanni Totò Gulino​ – drums Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ “Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!” The Jon Hammond Show is a funky swinging instrumental revue, featuring top international soloists. The show has universal appeal. Big Hammond orgel sound – 100% organic ©JON HAMMOND International - JJ Guitars​ Suzuki Musical Instruments​ 4th segment: As Seen On MNN TV The Jon Hammond Show - Filmed in High Definition - Pocket Funk with NDR Horns - Jon Hammond Band special Auster Jazz Series - musical director Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Ernst-Friedrich Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Funky Heinz Lichius drums feature on this one, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass http://www.HammondCast.com/ special thanks dankeschön to Knut Simon and Lukas Aaron Hambrecht AutoBild Redaktion Team for bringing the Borgward, Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera (also a fine drummer) and all the Hamburg people who came to this party session, Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt - support from Musik Rotthoff, Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars, Jon Hammond the Sk1 Hammond manufactured by Suzuki Musical Instruments - Auster Bar Hamburg Eimsbüttel #hammondcast Producer Jon Hammond Language English Youtube https://youtu.be/HHyh9Hqj_bE Jon Hammond with his trusty Sennheiser HD 25-1 headphones x Duo Gig today: Marc Baum & Jon Hammond after the gig with dueling famous Remin Kart-A-Bag wheels, it's a wrap folks! http://jonhammondband.com/blog.html/ AFM Local 6 Member Profile JON HAMMOND: "WHERE'S THE GIG?" -- by ALEX WALSH https://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/ Jon Hammond is a musician, composer, bandleader, publisher, journalist, TV show host, radio DJ, and multi-media entrepreneur. He currently travels the world, playing gigs and attending trade shows. THE EARLY YEARS Jon Hammond was born in Chicago in 1953. His father was a doctor and his mother was a housewife. They both played the piano. In 1957, his parents moved Jon and his four sisters to Berkeley, CA, where his father worked in a hospital as head of the emergency room. When he was nine, Jon started accordion lessons. “In those days, they had studios where parents would drop their kids off after school for tap dancing and accordion lessons. There were accordion bands and they would compete against each other.”

“Every time I see a musician walking down the street I say, ‘Hey, where’s the gig?’ Because it doesn’t matter what kind of music you play, if you’re carrying an instrument–going to a rehearsal, or coming back from a repair shop, whatever it is–we all need our gigs. And that’s what the union is all about. Hopefully, we can all keep working and be supportive of everybody’s gigs. There’s room for everybody.” Jon played his first gig at a senior citizens luncheon when he was eleven. Not only did he get a free lunch but he was paid $25 –a lot of money in those days. Jon says his father was supportive, but did not want him to pursue a music career. “He told me that music was a great hobby. He got me a wonderful professional accordion for my Bar Mitzvah, directly from John Molinari, one of the greatest accordionists who ever lived. It was a Guilietti Professional Tone Chamber accordion. That’s the accordion I won Jr. Jazz Champion on in 1966.” In high school, Jon attended a private boys school in San Francisco. He was a class clown, and when it got to the point where he was going to be expelled, Jon took his accordion and ran away from home. He immersed himself in the San Francisco music scene and started playing organ in several bands. By 1971 he was in a four piece rock group called Hades which shared a rehearsal space with Quicksilver Messenger Service. “I was friends with their manager, Ron Polte, who also managed guitarist John Cipollina. We got to open for his band, Copperhead.” Jon continued to play gigs in the Bay Area in different configurations, including a few gigs with a young Eddie Money. By this time Jon had become frustrated with the Bay Area scene. One night while playing a biker bar he got into a fight and his band didn’t come to his defense. “That was the last straw. I was angry and I said I wasn’t coming back.”

Jon in the early 70s Jon moved to Boston in 1973 to attend the Berklee School of Music. He also got a gig playing in Boston’s Combat Zone backing up burlesque shows. When Jon saw one of his idols, pianist Keith Jarrett play in New York he told him he was going to Berklee and asked him for advice. “Keith looked me right in the eye and said ‘Berklee can be very dangerous for your music.’ It was like he popped this huge bubble. Years later I came to understand what he was talking about. You have to learn the fundamentals, but the music itself comes from a much deeper place. They can’t teach that, you have to find it yourself.” When Jon’s teachers began sitting in on his gigs in Boston, he questioned why he was in school if the teachers were coming to play with him. He quit school, moved to Cape Cod and started playing with bandleader Lou Colombo. “He did all the private parties for Tip O’Neill. We played what they used to call the business man’s beat. On the gig it was forbidden to swing. It was like swing cut in half. So if you tried to go with the four, Lou would say, ‘Don’t swing it, don’t swing it.’ He pounded it into my head night after night.” LATE RENT In 1981 Jon took a trip to Paris where he broke through his writers block and wrote some of his best music. He returned to New York with his new tunes and started a production company with the idea of getting a record deal for a friend that had played on a #1 hit record. After months of pounding the pavement with no results, Jon realized he had better work on his own music before his money ran out. He took the last of his savings, including his upcoming rent money, and went into the studio to record what came to be known as “The Late Rent Sessions”. The session had Todd Anderson on tenor sax, Barry Finnerty on guitar, Stephen Ferrone on drums, and Jon on B3. They recorded at Intergalactic, the last studio that John Lennon recorded in. Jon had no luck getting a record deal for his new project, but he did get gigs in New York with his band Jon Hammond and the Late Rent Session Men.

Jon Hammond Band Onstage at NAMM, 2014: Joe Berger, Dom Famularo, Alex Budman, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond n 1982, Jon found out about public access television and the idea that anyone could produce a show and get it on TV. He started broadcasting on Manhattan’s public station in 1984. “I decided I was going to produce a radio show on TV. The first episodes showed just my tapping foot and my voice. It was a gimmick. We had graphics that were synchronized to go with the music. It worked out well. People dug it.” Within a few weeks, Jon was interviewed and featured in Billboard Magazine. The Jon Hammond Show was considered an alternative to the clips on Cable TV. “MTV was still in its infancy. We had a concept that was revolutionary. My phone started ringing and we were the hot kids on the block.” LIVING ABROAD Jon continued to play gigs in New York and produce his TV show. In 1987, he went to his first trade show (NAMM) where he was introduced to Mr. Julio Guilietti, the man who built his accordion. He then began traveling to trade shows and making contacts with musicians and companies around the world, including Hammond Suzuki. “They gave me the Hammond XB-2, the first really powerful portable Hammond organ. Glenn Derringer, one of my all-time heroes, presented it to me. I got one of the first. Paul Shaffer from the Letterman Show got the other. At the time there was only one EXP-100 expression pedal–we had to share the pedal. I used the pedal for my gigs and when Paul needed it I would bring it over to him at 30 Rockefeller Center on my bicycle.” In the early 90s, when his New York gigs began drying up, Jon was encouraged to go to Germany. “It was a hard time. My father had just died and there were very few gigs. I got the XB-2 organ right when I needed it, so I decided to take a chance. I bought a roundtrip ticket to Frankfurt with an open return. I went with 50 bucks and stayed for a year. When I came back, I had 100 bucks.” Jon stayed at a friend’s house and played a borrowed accordion on the street until he could get a band together. “I played on the street until my fingers turned blue and would collect enough money to get some fish soup. After about two weeks I got a call—I had put a band together and had 3 gigs coming up. A TV show had heard my story and wanted to do a story on me. At the first gig 19 people came; the second only 15 people came. Then I got the little spot on TV. When I came to the third gig people were lined up down the street. When I walked up I thought they were having an art exhibit. When they said, ‘No, they’re waiting for you.’ I choked up, I couldn’t even talk. So I’ve been playing there every year since. The people in Germany really saved my musical career at a time when very few things were happening for me in New York or San Francisco. I have a really good following in Europe. I keep busy as a musician in the States, playing hospitals and assisted living places, but my band dates I pretty much play overseas.” Jon’s Late Rent Sessions was eventually released on a German label and received modest airplay. During the 90s he travelled back and forth to Europe, spending a year playing gigs in Paris, and eventually settling in Hamburg. Since then he has released two more albums and has played gigs in Moscow, Shanghai, and Australia. With the help of the internet, Jon is able to produce his TV show anywhere. PRESENT DAY In the mid-2000s Jon produced Hammondcast, a radio program for CBS that aired in San Francisco at four in the morning and was rebroadcast before Oakland A’s games. “When the baseball games played in the afternoon, my show would play for about 20 minutes and then it was pre-empted. I had a lot of fun with that.” His guests included Danny Glover, Barry Melton from Country Joe & the Fish, and many local people. “It took me awhile to figure out that I had permission to broadcast anything I wanted. I could play the London Philharmonic or Stevie Wonder. My tag line was ‘Hello, Hello, Hello! Wake up or go back to sleep…’” Today, Jon continues to visit tradeshows and is determined to keep doing everything he does as long as he can. “I made a pact with my longtime co-producer, guitarist Joe Berger, that we are going to go to these trade shows until we are little old men with canes.” Jon has released four CDs

Jon Hammond Entertaining on Excelsior Accordion in Bernal Heights SF Neighborhood Center -- photo by Cheryl Fippen Local 6

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Purdie Shuffle dedicated to Bernard Purdie's children on Jon Hammond Band Jon's Journal - June 14, 2016

Purdie Shuffle dedicated to Bernard Purdie's children on Jon Hammond Band *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Bernard Purdie Dedication to his Kids Late Rent Closer at Mikell's http://archive.org/details/BernardPurdieDedicationToHisKidsLateRentCloserAtMikells Youtube: http://youtu.be/B5qGwUgEyvM New York NY -- Flashback to August 1989 - Studio drummer Bernard Purdie takes the microphone on last set at Mikell's with Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men band to dedicate the performance to his children Phyllis and Anthony. Theme song for the long-running cable TV program The Jon Hammond Show "Late Rent" original composition with Jon Hammond at his 1959 B3 organ Bernard Purdie drums Chuggy Carter percussion Alex Foster alto saxophone Barry Finnerty guitar *Note: This historic clip is photographic proof that the actual location of Mikell's was 760 Columbus Avenue at 97th and not 808 Columbus as the current Whole Foods near the old location claims, highly interesting! This is some of the rare surviving footage from Mikell's, in the house that night all night long was Hugh Masekela, Cornell Dupree and many musicians as Mikell's was the traditional hang for all New York Studio Musicians until it's closing. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikell's As seen on The Jon Hammond Show cable TV program now in 28th year Camera: Joe Berger http://www.HammondCast.com Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/49363343 Accordions Worldwide Breaking News: Jon Hammond Funk Unit Featured, Summer NAMM, Nashville, Tennessee - USA by Holda Paoletti-kampl Jon Hammond Funk Unit Featured, Summer NAMM, Nashville, Tennessee - USA by Holda Paoletti-kampl http://www.accordions.com/news.aspx?d=27-May-2016&lang=en#art11769 Sylvia Pagni, Holda Paoletti-Kampl, Jon Hammond in Musikmesse Frankfurt Jon Hammond, Holda Paoletti-kampl Accordions Worldwide Editor http://accordions.com/, Joe Berger, Nello Gabrielloni in halle 3.0 at Musikmesse Accordion Radio News http://accordionradio.com/news.html Jon Hammond Funk Unit Featured, Summer NAMM, Nashville, Tennessee - USA by Holda Paoletti-Kampl Jon Hammond's Hammond Funk Unit quintet is performing a 40 minute set of his original compositions as part of the Summer NAMM Showcase at the famous Music City Center, Nashville. The concert is on Friday June 24th, 2pm to 2.40pm. California-based Jon Hammond is a jazz musician and radio presenter, best-known nowadays as an organist who regularly uses accordion in his group and for hospital and old folks concerts (picture below). Jon Hammond wrote: "Three of the musicians are Nashville based: R Barber (trombone), Louis ‘Flip’ Winfield (drums), Cord Martin (tenor saxophone) plus my long-time guitarist Joe Berger and myself on Hamond organ - both Joe and myself are officially from New York City, although I am also in California a lot - I’m still a New Yorker! There is a very strong chance that Lee Oskar will be joining us as Special Guest. I can’t guarantee that Lee will be onstage with us. We recently talked about doing it when we met at the ASCAP Pop Awards in Hollywood last month. He told me that he will be there and is going to try to make it, so we are going to have the stage set up for that, we have played together several times over the years. Lee was an award recipient at the ASCAP Pop Awards and besides being the original member of the legendary band WAR, he manufactures his own line of Lee Oskar Harmonicas that have been very popular with Blues and Rock performers for years. Here we are in Hollywood a couple of weeks ago, with Lee wearing the medal he was awarded." Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/GetBackInTheGrooveJonHammondBand Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=940444542651010 Youtube http://youtu.be/eKZ8vQGJq8Y Jon Hammond's composition "Get Back in The Groove" very special performance Jon Hammond Band in Jazzkeller Frankfurt Jon's annual musikmesse Warm Up Party with many close friends in attendance - Tony Lakatos on tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, special guest Lee Oskar harmonica, Jon Hammond organ / bass Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/6842260604 Hello New York! Jon Hammond Show 28 Minutes Preview 06/04 MNN TV - First segment: Jon Hammond's annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt - LATE RENT Jon Hammond Theme Song - Jon Hammond Band: Peter Klohmann tenor, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ - Video: Tino Pavlis - Second segment: First playing of the Todd Anderson arrangement of "Lydia's Tune" by Jon Hammond - Organist Jon Hammond composed this song in Paris France after flying there aboard Air France Concorde in year 1981, played here now with Meeting House Jazz Orchestra - #hammondcast Arranged and Conducted by tenor saxophonist Todd Anderson. Bob Rosen (tenor) presiding over the Music Program at Friends Seminary​ 230 year old school established on Manhattan's East Side - David Zalud trumpet, Greg Ruvolo trumpet, Jim Piela saxophone, Pat Hall, Art Baron​, Alfredo Marques trombones, (guitar solo): David Acker guitar, Mike Campenni drums, Charles Lee alto, more names coming! Thank you for playing my song and those listening and watching this Podcast folks! Jon Hammond​ ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP http://www.HammondCast.com/ TV Producers of Manhattan Neighborhood Network [MNN]​ - Manhattan Neighborhood Network​ - Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM​ of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM AFM Local 6 PROFILE http://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/ — with Alfredo Marques, Bob Rosen, Greg Ruvolo, Todd Anderson, Mike Campenni, Art Baron, David Acker, Charles Lee and AFM Local 6 at Friends Seminary. 3rd segment: Jon Hammond Band​ - Czechoslovakian Salsa Song by Jon Hammond (organ) Video Tino Pavlis Note: https://www.facebook.com/notes/jon-hammond-band/best-party-of-the-year-jon-hammonds-annual-musikmesse-warm-up-party-in-jazzkelle/1107482975950736 Best Party of The Year! Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse​ Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller​ Tuesday April 5th 2016 celebrating 30 years Jon Hammond​ – organ Joe Berger​ – guitar Peter Klohmann​ – saxophone Giovanni Totò Gulino​ – drums Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ “Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!” The Jon Hammond Show is a funky swinging instrumental revue, featuring top international soloists. The show has universal appeal. Big Hammond orgel sound – 100% organic ©JON HAMMOND International - JJ Guitars​ Suzuki Musical Instruments​ 4th segment: As Seen On MNN TV The Jon Hammond Show - Filmed in High Definition - Pocket Funk with NDR Horns - Jon Hammond Band special Auster Jazz Series - musical director Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Ernst-Friedrich Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Funky Heinz Lichius drums feature on this one, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass http://www.HammondCast.com/ special thanks dankeschön to Knut Simon and Lukas Aaron Hambrecht AutoBild Redaktion Team for bringing the Borgward, Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera (also a fine drummer) and all the Hamburg people who came to this party session, Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt - support from Musik Rotthoff, Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars, Jon Hammond the Sk1 Hammond manufactured by Suzuki Musical Instruments - Auster Bar Hamburg Eimsbüttel #hammondcast Producer Jon Hammond Language English Youtube https://youtu.be/HHyh9Hqj_bE Jon Hammond with his trusty Sennheiser HD 25-1 headphones x Duo Gig today: Marc Baum & Jon Hammond after the gig with dueling famous Remin Kart-A-Bag wheels, it's a wrap folks! http://jonhammondband.com/blog.html/ AFM Local 6 Member Profile JON HAMMOND: "WHERE'S THE GIG?" -- by ALEX WALSH https://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/ Jon Hammond is a musician, composer, bandleader, publisher, journalist, TV show host, radio DJ, and multi-media entrepreneur. He currently travels the world, playing gigs and attending trade shows. THE EARLY YEARS Jon Hammond was born in Chicago in 1953. His father was a doctor and his mother was a housewife. They both played the piano. In 1957, his parents moved Jon and his four sisters to Berkeley, CA, where his father worked in a hospital as head of the emergency room. When he was nine, Jon started accordion lessons. “In those days, they had studios where parents would drop their kids off after school for tap dancing and accordion lessons. There were accordion bands and they would compete against each other.”

“Every time I see a musician walking down the street I say, ‘Hey, where’s the gig?’ Because it doesn’t matter what kind of music you play, if you’re carrying an instrument–going to a rehearsal, or coming back from a repair shop, whatever it is–we all need our gigs. And that’s what the union is all about. Hopefully, we can all keep working and be supportive of everybody’s gigs. There’s room for everybody.” Jon played his first gig at a senior citizens luncheon when he was eleven. Not only did he get a free lunch but he was paid $25 –a lot of money in those days. Jon says his father was supportive, but did not want him to pursue a music career. “He told me that music was a great hobby. He got me a wonderful professional accordion for my Bar Mitzvah, directly from John Molinari, one of the greatest accordionists who ever lived. It was a Guilietti Professional Tone Chamber accordion. That’s the accordion I won Jr. Jazz Champion on in 1966.” In high school, Jon attended a private boys school in San Francisco. He was a class clown, and when it got to the point where he was going to be expelled, Jon took his accordion and ran away from home. He immersed himself in the San Francisco music scene and started playing organ in several bands. By 1971 he was in a four piece rock group called Hades which shared a rehearsal space with Quicksilver Messenger Service. “I was friends with their manager, Ron Polte, who also managed guitarist John Cipollina. We got to open for his band, Copperhead.” Jon continued to play gigs in the Bay Area in different configurations, including a few gigs with a young Eddie Money. By this time Jon had become frustrated with the Bay Area scene. One night while playing a biker bar he got into a fight and his band didn’t come to his defense. “That was the last straw. I was angry and I said I wasn’t coming back.”

Jon in the early 70s Jon moved to Boston in 1973 to attend the Berklee School of Music. He also got a gig playing in Boston’s Combat Zone backing up burlesque shows. When Jon saw one of his idols, pianist Keith Jarrett play in New York he told him he was going to Berklee and asked him for advice. “Keith looked me right in the eye and said ‘Berklee can be very dangerous for your music.’ It was like he popped this huge bubble. Years later I came to understand what he was talking about. You have to learn the fundamentals, but the music itself comes from a much deeper place. They can’t teach that, you have to find it yourself.” When Jon’s teachers began sitting in on his gigs in Boston, he questioned why he was in school if the teachers were coming to play with him. He quit school, moved to Cape Cod and started playing with bandleader Lou Colombo. “He did all the private parties for Tip O’Neill. We played what they used to call the business man’s beat. On the gig it was forbidden to swing. It was like swing cut in half. So if you tried to go with the four, Lou would say, ‘Don’t swing it, don’t swing it.’ He pounded it into my head night after night.” LATE RENT In 1981 Jon took a trip to Paris where he broke through his writers block and wrote some of his best music. He returned to New York with his new tunes and started a production company with the idea of getting a record deal for a friend that had played on a #1 hit record. After months of pounding the pavement with no results, Jon realized he had better work on his own music before his money ran out. He took the last of his savings, including his upcoming rent money, and went into the studio to record what came to be known as “The Late Rent Sessions”. The session had Todd Anderson on tenor sax, Barry Finnerty on guitar, Stephen Ferrone on drums, and Jon on B3. They recorded at Intergalactic, the last studio that John Lennon recorded in. Jon had no luck getting a record deal for his new project, but he did get gigs in New York with his band Jon Hammond and the Late Rent Session Men.

Jon Hammond Band Onstage at NAMM, 2014: Joe Berger, Dom Famularo, Alex Budman, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond n 1982, Jon found out about public access television and the idea that anyone could produce a show and get it on TV. He started broadcasting on Manhattan’s public station in 1984. “I decided I was going to produce a radio show on TV. The first episodes showed just my tapping foot and my voice. It was a gimmick. We had graphics that were synchronized to go with the music. It worked out well. People dug it.” Within a few weeks, Jon was interviewed and featured in Billboard Magazine. The Jon Hammond Show was considered an alternative to the clips on Cable TV. “MTV was still in its infancy. We had a concept that was revolutionary. My phone started ringing and we were the hot kids on the block.” LIVING ABROAD Jon continued to play gigs in New York and produce his TV show. In 1987, he went to his first trade show (NAMM) where he was introduced to Mr. Julio Guilietti, the man who built his accordion. He then began traveling to trade shows and making contacts with musicians and companies around the world, including Hammond Suzuki. “They gave me the Hammond XB-2, the first really powerful portable Hammond organ. Glenn Derringer, one of my all-time heroes, presented it to me. I got one of the first. Paul Shaffer from the Letterman Show got the other. At the time there was only one EXP-100 expression pedal–we had to share the pedal. I used the pedal for my gigs and when Paul needed it I would bring it over to him at 30 Rockefeller Center on my bicycle.” In the early 90s, when his New York gigs began drying up, Jon was encouraged to go to Germany. “It was a hard time. My father had just died and there were very few gigs. I got the XB-2 organ right when I needed it, so I decided to take a chance. I bought a roundtrip ticket to Frankfurt with an open return. I went with 50 bucks and stayed for a year. When I came back, I had 100 bucks.” Jon stayed at a friend’s house and played a borrowed accordion on the street until he could get a band together. “I played on the street until my fingers turned blue and would collect enough money to get some fish soup. After about two weeks I got a call—I had put a band together and had 3 gigs coming up. A TV show had heard my story and wanted to do a story on me. At the first gig 19 people came; the second only 15 people came. Then I got the little spot on TV. When I came to the third gig people were lined up down the street. When I walked up I thought they were having an art exhibit. When they said, ‘No, they’re waiting for you.’ I choked up, I couldn’t even talk. So I’ve been playing there every year since. The people in Germany really saved my musical career at a time when very few things were happening for me in New York or San Francisco. I have a really good following in Europe. I keep busy as a musician in the States, playing hospitals and assisted living places, but my band dates I pretty much play overseas.” Jon’s Late Rent Sessions was eventually released on a German label and received modest airplay. During the 90s he travelled back and forth to Europe, spending a year playing gigs in Paris, and eventually settling in Hamburg. Since then he has released two more albums and has played gigs in Moscow, Shanghai, and Australia. With the help of the internet, Jon is able to produce his TV show anywhere. PRESENT DAY In the mid-2000s Jon produced Hammondcast, a radio program for CBS that aired in San Francisco at four in the morning and was rebroadcast before Oakland A’s games. “When the baseball games played in the afternoon, my show would play for about 20 minutes and then it was pre-empted. I had a lot of fun with that.” His guests included Danny Glover, Barry Melton from Country Joe & the Fish, and many local people. “It took me awhile to figure out that I had permission to broadcast anything I wanted. I could play the London Philharmonic or Stevie Wonder. My tag line was ‘Hello, Hello, Hello! Wake up or go back to sleep…’” Today, Jon continues to visit tradeshows and is determined to keep doing everything he does as long as he can. “I made a pact with my longtime co-producer, guitarist Joe Berger, that we are going to go to these trade shows until we are little old men with canes.” Jon has released four CDs

Jon Hammond Entertaining on Excelsior Accordion in Bernal Heights SF Neighborhood Center -- photo by Cheryl Fippen Local 6

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Enhanced Audio Jon Hammond Show Preview Air Time 01 30 AM On 06 18 MNN TV Cable And Streaming - June 14, 2016

*WATCH THE TV SHOW HERE: Enhanced Audio Jon Hammond Show Preview Air Time 01 30 AM On 06 18 MNN TV Cable And Streaming Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/EnhancedAudioJonHammondShowPreviewAirTime0130AMOn0618MNNTVCableAndStreaming1 Facebook Video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153524137387102/ by Jon Hammond Jon Hammond Show with enhanced audio cable access TV program late Fri. night / early Sat. morning 01:30 AM Manhattan Neighborhood Network Channel 1 - Music Travel and Soft News with original music and stories from Jon Hammond, 34th year now streaming all over the world, Jon Hammond Band performing internationally on perpetual tour, Jon Hammond's original compositions Funky Jazz and Blues - Hammond Organist and Accordionist, piano and guitar - member AFM Local 802 and Local 6 ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP http://www.HammondCast.com - Manhattan Neighborhood Network -MNN - Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM & AFM Local 6 Producer Jon Hammond Language English Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondBirdlandLydia_sTuneJonHammondBand Missing man formation - very sadly, Lutz Büchner still on the band here - happy night in BIrldand Hamburg! - Jon Hammond L to R Lutz, Jon, Joe, Heinz Lydia's Tune: 
Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Heinz Lichius drums
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Jon Hammond organ, return engagement here at Birdland with many friends in the house. - Gärtnerstr. 122 Hamburg Eimsbuttel NDR release: https://www.ndr.de/orchester_chor/bigband/band/Trauer-um-Lutz-Buechner,buechner146.html Stand: 12.03.2016 15:00 Uhr - Lesezeit: ca.4 Min. Trauer um Lutz Büchner "Lutz Büchner wurde 47 Jahre alt. Der Saxofonist Lutz Büchner ist am 11. März während einer Japan-Tour der NDR Bigband im Alter von 47 Jahren an den Folgen eines Herzinfarkts verstorben. Es war ein großes Glück für die NDR Bigband, den Menschen und Musiker Lutz Büchner seit 22 Jahren in ihren Reihen zu haben. Er war ein grandioser, ein wahrhaft bedeutender Saxofonist mit einer unverkennbaren, einzigartigen Spielweise, die selbst dem ältesten und schon oft gehörten Jazzstandard immer wieder neue Seiten abgewinnen konnte. Vor allem aber brachte er auch seine Persönlichkeit in die Band ein: seinen Humor, sein ausgeglichenes Temperament und sein großes Interesse an allen Dingen des Lebens, das weit über die Musik hinaus reichte. Lutz Büchner war ein echter Teamplayer, vor und hinter den Kulissen. Knuth: "Er lebte leidenschaftlich für und mit Musik" Joachim Knuth, NDR Programmdirektor Hörfunk: "Die Nachricht vom Tod Lutz Büchners macht mich sehr betroffen. Ich habe ihn als einen liebenswürdigen Menschen erlebt, der leidenschaftlich mit und für Musik lebte. Lutz Büchner hatte den Jazz im Blut. Er liebte den spielerischen Umgang mit der Musik, die Improvisation. Der Tod dieses beeindruckenden Saxofonisten ist für die NDR Bigband, für den NDR, ein großer Verlust. Meine Gedanken sind in diesen Stunden bei der Familie und den Freunden Lutz Büchners." Fasziniert von Miles Davis Lutz Büchner wurde am 5. August 1968 in Bremen geboren. Er interessierte sich schon früh für Musik, bekam klassischen Klarinettenunterricht und entdeckte als Teenager nach einem Konzertbesuch den Jazz. Als er den Trompeter Miles Davis hörte, faszinierte ihn die Möglichkeit, sich auch jenseits der geschrieben Noten auf eine ganz persönliche Weise ausdrücken zu können. Dieser improvisierten, sich immer neu erfindenden Musik wollte er sich widmen. Lutz Büchner kam nach Hamburg und studierte Saxofon bei Herb Geller, dem damals bekanntesten Solisten der NDR Bigband. Schon bald spielte er dort im Saxofonsatz - zunächst als Gast, seit 1994 als festes Mitglied. In den Mittelpunkt zog es ihn, den eher besonnen Menschen, dabei nicht so sehr. Aber wenn das Scheinwerferlicht auf ihn zeigte und er zum Solo ansetzte, dann entwickelte sein Spiel eine ganz besondere Wirkung: Mit geschlossenen Augen stand er da, die Töne flossen ebenso überraschend wie logisch aus seinem Instrument, sein ganzer Körper schien sich dabei in Musik zu verwandeln. In seinem Spiel steckte besondere Tiefe Viele Gäste der NDR Bigband haben ihn und sein Spiel so erlebt und geschätzt: Jazzgrößen wie Al Jarreau, Bobby McFerrin, João Bosco, Omar Sosa oder Abdullah Ibrahim genossen es, wenn Lutz Büchner neben ihnen spielte. Der Amerikaner Dale Wilson widmete ihm und seinem Saxofon-Kollegen Fiete Felsch eine ganze Big-Band-Suite, und die Komponistin Maria Schneider wollte ihn nach einem Besuch bei der NDR Bigband am liebsten gleich nach New York mitnehmen. Es waren nicht nur seine technischen Fertigkeiten und seine nahezu grenzenlosen Ausdrucksmöglichkeiten, mit denen Lutz Büchner so begeisterte. In seinem Spiel steckte eine besondere Tiefe. "Es ist sein Sound", sagte Maria Schneider einmal, "Lutz berührt mich." Solistische Höhenflüge und zarte Lyrik In der Improvisation spiegelt sich ja immer der ganze Mensch. So konnte Lutz Büchner auf dem Tenorsaxofon unendlich packend, mitreißend und kraftvoll spielen. Unvergessen ist sein solistischer Höhenflug in der Duke-Ellington-Hommage "Diminuendo, crescendo and crescendissimo in blue", in der er minutenlang ein loderndes Feuer immer neu entfachte, bis die Zuschauer bei einem Auftritt der NDR Bigband in New York am Schluss buchstäblich aus den Sitzen gerissen wurden. Seine andere, lyrische Seite war besonders stark auf der Klarinette zu hören, auf der er zu den außergewöhnlichsten Stimmen des modernen Jazz zählte, vielleicht sogar weltweit. Intim und zart, wie gehaucht schwebten die Töne in die Luft, jeder von ihnen hatte Bedeutung. Nicht nur in der NDR Bigband, auch in eigenen Formationen waren sein ausgeprägtes Spiel und seine ausgefeilten Kompositionen zu hören. Mit seinem Quartett (mit Sandra Hempel, Heinz Lichius und Pepe Berns) trat Lutz Büchner 2005 bei den 2. Hamburger Jazztagen in der Kampnagel-Fabrik auf. Im selben Jahr entstand mit dem Trio Connex (mit Björn Lücker und Philipp Steen) ein gleichnamiges Album, und 2006 erschien seine vielbeachtete, von der Kritik hochgelobte CD "Ring". "Mein Ziel ist es", hat Lutz Büchner einmal gesagt, "ganz im Moment zu spielen." Wir verdanken ihm viele unvergessliche Momente. Mit ihm verlieren wir einen lieben Menschen, einen großen Künstler und einen wunderbaren Kollegen. Stefan Gerdes Redaktion NDR Bigband/Jazzredaktion Enhanced Audio, Public Access TV, Jon Hammond Show, Funky Jazz, Original Music, Bernard Purdie, Joe Berger, Eddie Money, #HammondOrgan #NAMMShow #Facebook

Jon Hammond Show Preview Air Time 01 30 AM On 06 18 MNN TV Cable And Streaming - June 13, 2016

*WATCH THE TV SHOW HERE: Jon Hammond Show Preview Air Time 01 30 AM On 06 18 MNN TV Cable And Streaming Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondShowPreviewAirTime0130AMOn0618MNNTVCableAndStreaming Youtube https://youtu.be/Xyb0IgMQDNM Jon Hammond Show cable access TV program late Fri. night / early Sat. morning 01:30 AM Manhattan Neighborhood Network Channel 1 - Music Travel and Soft News with original music and stories from Jon Hammond, 34th year now streaming all over the world, Jon Hammond Band performing internationally on perpetual tour, Jon Hammond's original compositions Funky Jazz and Blues - Hammond Organist and Accordionist, piano and guitar - member AFM Local 802 and Local 6 ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP http://www.HammondCast.com - Manhattan Neighborhood Network -MNN - Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM & AFM Local 6 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/6842260507 Youtube https://youtu.be/eX6lmFrd1cU Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/1276595532369241/ Billboard Magazine Flashback - March 1984 article by Kim Freeman Billboard Magazine Article about The Jon Hammond Show TV Show from March 17 1984, now The Jon Hammond Show is in 34th year Jon Hammond Show Public Access Cable TV Show Preview 05/07 First segment - opener Yachtklub Life James Wes Opener Jon Hammond Band - Hans Romanov Presents Peter Klohmann tenor saxo Joe Berger guitar Giovanni Totò Gulino drums Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ & bass Video Tino Pavlis Audio Johannes Napp, Silvio Cappucci On the Main River - Frankfurt am Main 2nd segment Hollywood CA -- Interview Allison Iraheta and Matthew Hager aka Halo Circus with Jon Hammond at the 11th annual ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO for Jon Hammond Show - special thanks Kelly MacGaunn kelleemack pr, ‪#‎bobbimarcuspr‬ Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/AcousticNationNAMMConcertLydiasTuneInNashvilleTennessee1 by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP Summer NAMM 2016 https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit Jon Hammond Funk Unit Performance Info Event Information: Event Date: Friday, June 24, 2016 - 2:00pm to 2:40pm Location: Music City Center, NAMM Nissan Stage on The Terrace Add to Calendar Frankfurt -- Lydia's Tune Live in Yachtklub Frankfurt - Hans Romanov Presents with Dedication to Lutz Büchner long-time member saxophonist of Jon Hammond Band Lydia's Tune Live in Yachtklub Frankfurt Hollywood -- Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/InterviewAllisonIrahetaAndMatthewHagerAkaHaloCircus Youtube https://youtu.be/yGND5modU8Q Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153441552957102/?l=6086248925586335229 Vimeo https://vimeo.com/165043267 Hollywood CA -- Interview Allison Iraheta and Matthew Hager aka Halo Circus with Jon Hammond at the 11th annual ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO for Jon Hammond Show - special thanks Kelly MacGaunn kelleemack pr, ‪#‎bobbimarcuspr‬ ‪#‎halocircus‬ ‪#‎ASCAPExpo‬ ‪#‎OurASCAP‬ http://www.hammondcast.com Producer Jon Hammond Language English Allison's wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allison_Iraheta Allison Iraheta (born April 27, 1992) is an American singer from Los Angeles, California, who was the fourth place finalist on the eighth season of American Idol.[2] Prior to Idol, Iraheta won the Telemundo competition Quinceañera: Mamá Quiero Ser Artista.[3] Following the conclusion of Idol, Iraheta was signed to a record deal with 19 Entertainment and Jive Records.[4] Her debut album Just Like You was released on December 1, 2009.[5] She is currently the lead singer in the band Halo Circus. April 27, 1992 (age 24) Glendale, California Origin Los Angeles, California, U.S. Genres Pop rock Occupation(s) Singer Instruments Vocals guitar Iraheta was born in Glendale, California, to Salvadoran immigrants who moved to the United States before she was born.[3] She is the youngest in the family, with two older siblings, Jacki and Carlos Iraheta.[6] According to her family, she has been singing since she was a toddler.[7] In 2001, she began taking voice lessons with Raphael Enriquez at the Los Angeles Music and Art School, a non-profit community school of the arts in East Los Angeles.[8] Before rising to prominence, she was a frequent performer at the local Latin Electronics Store La Curaçao and the Los Angeles Music and Art School's annual benefit concert, Stars for the Arts.[6] Iraheta attended Los Angeles' Animo Ralph Bunche Charter High School.[9] Quinceañera: Mamá Quiero Ser Artista (2006-09)[edit] In 2007, Iraheta won the reality show, “Quinceañera: Mama Quiero Ser Artista” (Sweet Fifteen: Mom, I Want to be an Artist), a reality TV singing competition that was produced and broadcast in 2006-2007 on Telemundo, where she sang in both English and Spanish.[3] On the show, a group of teenage girls such as Olivia Bonilla, Brissia Mayagoitia, and others of Hispanic and Latino American background competed in a singing competition for the main prize of $50,000 and a record deal.[10] Iraheta was the first (and only) winner of the competition and received the grand prize, but due to legal problems of the show the recording contract was never finalized and the production of the show was closed... Matthew's wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Hager Matthew Hager is a multi platinum American record producer, musician and songwriter Originally from Houston, Texas Hager now lives in Los Angeles. Before moving to Los Angeles, Hager studied at the prestigious Berklee College Of Music. Since then, he has written and produced several number one hit singles as well as several critically acclaimed albums and has worked with many major recording artists. He has achieved unusual success crossing many genres from hard rock to jazz to teen pop. While working with the Backstreet Boys in the late '90's, he was introduced to Mandy Moore and soon became Moore's musical director. He went on to write and produced her song "When I Talk To You" which is featured on Mandy Moore's multi-platinum album "Mandy Moore" along with her song "Split Chick" that he also produced. In addition, he produced several acoustic versions of her chart topping hits including "Walk Me Home" and "I Wanna Be With You" and arranged all live versions of her biggest hits for her us and international television performances and touring for her albums "So Real", "I Wanna Be With You", "Mandy Moore", and "A Walk To Remember". After his years with Mandy Moore, Hager became a sought after songwriter in Los Angeles and wrote and produced the #1 hit song "Lucy's", which was the longest running #1 single for any debut artist in history on the Contemporary Jazz R&R chart, as well as the #1 singles "True Blue" and "Bloom". He also wrote and produced the Hot AC hit "Stars" for #1 Billboard artist Mindi Abair as well as her top 5 hits "Come As You Are", "Flirt" and "Smile". He also wrote and produced her song "Every Time" which was featured in the movie "License To Wed" and "I Can Remember" was featured in the popular Spelling Television series "Summerland". He wrote and produced the holiday smash "I Can't Wait For Christmas" with Mindi Abair that has sold nearly a million copies to date. Her chart topping and critically acclaimed albums "It Just Happens That Way", "Come As You Are", "Life Less Ordinary" and "Stars" Hager produced in their entirety. Hager recorded "Cry Baby Cry" produced by Timbaland and "Falling Down" produced by Justin Timberlake for Duran Duran's album Red Carpet Massacre. He wrote and produced the international hit "6000 Miles" with John Taylor from Duran Duran and produced and wrote a majority of his solo album "Techno For Two". He produced the U.S. hit "Perfect Love" for Simply Red. He wrote and produced the top 20 hit "How Does It Feel" for Columbia recording artist Peter White and also performed his own song "Enough" under his name in the hit movie A Walk to Remember. He wrote and produced the Radio Disney hit Make History by Alyson Stoner. Make History is also the opening song being performed on the Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, Camp Rock world tour. He also wrote and produced the single "Strange Life" for the rock band Tickle Me Pink. According to John Taylor, Matthew is working on tracks for the February 2011 release "All You Need Is Now" from the band Duran Duran.. 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: Jon Hammond http://www.ascap.com/audioportraits/h/jon_hammond_rent.aspx Summer NAMM Show Nashville L to R Shuji Suzuki, Billy Cox bass player with Jimi Hendrix, Jon Hammond, Yu Beniya Original Music, Funky Jazz, Public Access TV, MNN TV, Jon Hammond, Bernard Purdie, Joe Berger, #HammondOrgan #musikmesse #NAMMShow

Wishing Bernard Purdie another very happy healthy birthday folks! June 11 - Jon Hammond - June 11, 2016

Bernard Purdie Happy Birrthday (June 11 today 2016) - - here on Jon Hammond Band at Mikell's Photo ©JON HAMMOND International - Wishing Bernard Purdie another very happy healthy birthday folks! Here on my band on a hot summer night in Manhattan at good old Mikell's! - Jon Hammond https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Purdie Bernard Lee "Pretty" Purdie (born June 11, 1941) is an American groove drummer, and is considered an influential and innovative exponent of funk.[1] He is known for his precise musical time keeping[2] and his signature use of triplets against a half-time backbeat: the "Purdie Shuffle."[3] He was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2013... Photo ©JON HAMMOND International - Bernard Purdie on Jon Hammond Band at Mikell's - circa August 28, 1989 *LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: HammondCast 7 KYOU Radio Dot Org Jon's archive http://kyouradio.org/music-14.html JON HAMMOND: Music HammondCast 7 *note: Crank it WAY up, these are very old recordings! Going in to the Jon Hammond Archives, live recordings with Bernard Purdie on the Jon Hammond Band, my old rock band HADES from a 1971 recording in Provo Park Berkeley CA. Get Back In The Groove with Frank Biner on vocals from a DTI Records recording 1981 and dedicated to the hurricane victims...and a track I recorded with Eddie Money: "I've Been Lovin' You Too Long". HammondCast 7 http://www.HammondCast.com On HammondCast 7 you'll hear some great pieces from my archives with Bernard Purdie live on my band at Kimball's East in Emeryville California, also a live recording from my old rock band HADES that was recorded live in Provo Park Berkeley CA all the way back in 1971..before some of you were born I'm sure. And a track with EDDIE MONEY and also a song I wrote and recorded for DTI Records that I'd like to dedicate to the recent victims of Hurricanes Katrina & RIta...HammondCast 7 - spcl. thanks KALX Anthony Bonet © 2015 JON HAMMOND *Note: Entire 51 minutes in KALX from Jon Hammond *LINK: https://archive.org/details/InStudioRadioInterviewWithJonHammondAndBernardPurdieAtKalxWith In Studio Radio Interview with Jon Hammond and Bernard Purdie at KALX with Anthony Bonet by Jon Hammond Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Topics bernard purdie, jon hammond, soul music, kalx, anthony bonet, interview, radio, cocodrie, kimball's east, drums, b3 organ Run time 50 minutes 37 seconds Producer Jon Hammond Audio/Visual sound 51 Minutes In-Studio Radio Interview with organist Jon Hammond and studio drummer Bernard Purdie with host producer Anthony Bonet aka "Sex 14s". This interview took place on October 8th 1998 the day before Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men performed 2 concerts at Cocodrie Club in North Beach San Francisco and at Kimball's East Nightclub and Restaurant in Emeryville, both clubs are closed now. Hear Jon and Bernard talk about their long musical careers and the music and musicians on the band the next day, saxophonist Bennett Friedman, guitarist Barry Finnerty, Bernard Purdie aka "Pretty Purdie" or "The Hit Maker" on drums and Jon Hammond at the B3 organ. Very special thanks to host producer Anthony Bonet aka "Sex 14s" of KALX and Bottom of The Hill club for having us in and also to Scott Rootenberg of The Cocodrie Club, Jon Hammond http://www.jonhammondband.com Note: Bernard Purdie is perhaps the most recorded drummer in the music business http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Purdie Bernard Lee "Pretty" Purdie (born June 11, 1939) is an American session drummer, and is considered an influential and innovative exponent of funk. He is known for his strict musical time keeping and "The Purdie Shuffle" James Brown, Jeff Beck, Hummingbird, Steely Dan, Aretha Franklin, Gil Scott-Heron, King Curtis, The Rolling Stones, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Randy Brecker, Quincy Jones, Hall & Oates, Isaac Hayes, Cat Stevens, Hair, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (soundtrack), Jon Hammond Late Rent album Behind The Beat Story of Late Rent http://behindthebeat.com/2004/12/jon-hammond-late-rent/ Jon Hammond: Late Rent - by Steve Rosenfeld 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 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. HammondCast 41 Jon Hammond's Journal http://kyouradio.org/blog.html/hammondcast_41_jon_hammonds_journal/ Accordions Worldwide Breaking News: Jon Hammond Funk Unit Featured, Summer NAMM, Nashville, Tennessee - USA by Holda Paoletti-kampl Jon Hammond Funk Unit Featured, Summer NAMM, Nashville, Tennessee - USA by Holda Paoletti-kampl http://www.accordions.com/news.aspx?d=27-May-2016&lang=en#art11769 Sylvia Pagni, Holda Paoletti-Kampl, Jon Hammond in Musikmesse Frankfurt Jon Hammond, Holda Paoletti-kampl Accordions Worldwide Editor http://accordions.com/, Joe Berger, Nello Gabrielloni in halle 3.0 at Musikmesse Accordion Radio News http://accordionradio.com/news.html Jon Hammond Funk Unit Featured, Summer NAMM, Nashville, Tennessee - USA by Holda Paoletti-Kampl Jon Hammond's Hammond Funk Unit quintet is performing a 40 minute set of his original compositions as part of the Summer NAMM Showcase at the famous Music City Center, Nashville. The concert is on Friday June 24th, 2pm to 2.40pm. California-based Jon Hammond is a jazz musician and radio presenter, best-known nowadays as an organist who regularly uses accordion in his group and for hospital and old folks concerts (picture below). Jon Hammond wrote: "Three of the musicians are Nashville based: R Barber (trombone), Louis ‘Flip’ Winfield (drums), Cord Martin (tenor saxophone) plus my long-time guitarist Joe Berger and myself on Hamond organ - both Joe and myself are officially from New York City, although I am also in California a lot - I’m still a New Yorker! There is a very strong chance that Lee Oskar will be joining us as Special Guest. I can’t guarantee that Lee will be onstage with us. We recently talked about doing it when we met at the ASCAP Pop Awards in Hollywood last month. He told me that he will be there and is going to try to make it, so we are going to have the stage set up for that, we have played together several times over the years. Lee was an award recipient at the ASCAP Pop Awards and besides being the original member of the legendary band WAR, he manufactures his own line of Lee Oskar Harmonicas that have been very popular with Blues and Rock performers for years. Here we are in Hollywood a couple of weeks ago, with Lee wearing the medal he was awarded." Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/GetBackInTheGrooveJonHammondBand Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=940444542651010 Youtube http://youtu.be/eKZ8vQGJq8Y Jon Hammond's composition "Get Back in The Groove" very special performance Jon Hammond Band in Jazzkeller Frankfurt Jon's annual musikmesse Warm Up Party with many close friends in attendance - Tony Lakatos on tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, special guest Lee Oskar harmonica, Jon Hammond organ / bass Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/6842260604 Hello New York! Jon Hammond Show 28 Minutes Preview 06/04 MNN TV - First segment: Jon Hammond's annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt - LATE RENT Jon Hammond Theme Song - Jon Hammond Band: Peter Klohmann tenor, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ - Video: Tino Pavlis - Second segment: First playing of the Todd Anderson arrangement of "Lydia's Tune" by Jon Hammond - Organist Jon Hammond composed this song in Paris France after flying there aboard Air France Concorde in year 1981, played here now with Meeting House Jazz Orchestra - #hammondcast Arranged and Conducted by tenor saxophonist Todd Anderson. Bob Rosen (tenor) presiding over the Music Program at Friends Seminary​ 230 year old school established on Manhattan's East Side - David Zalud trumpet, Greg Ruvolo trumpet, Jim Piela saxophone, Pat Hall, Art Baron​, Alfredo Marques trombones, (guitar solo): David Acker guitar, Mike Campenni drums, Charles Lee alto, more names coming! Thank you for playing my song and those listening and watching this Podcast folks! Jon Hammond​ ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP http://www.HammondCast.com/ TV Producers of Manhattan Neighborhood Network [MNN]​ - Manhattan Neighborhood Network​ - Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM​ of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM AFM Local 6 PROFILE http://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/ — with Alfredo Marques, Bob Rosen, Greg Ruvolo, Todd Anderson, Mike Campenni, Art Baron, David Acker, Charles Lee and AFM Local 6 at Friends Seminary. 3rd segment: Jon Hammond Band​ - Czechoslovakian Salsa Song by Jon Hammond (organ) Video Tino Pavlis Note: https://www.facebook.com/notes/jon-hammond-band/best-party-of-the-year-jon-hammonds-annual-musikmesse-warm-up-party-in-jazzkelle/1107482975950736 Best Party of The Year! Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse​ Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller​ Tuesday April 5th 2016 celebrating 30 years Jon Hammond​ – organ Joe Berger​ – guitar Peter Klohmann​ – saxophone Giovanni Totò Gulino​ – drums Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ “Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!” The Jon Hammond Show is a funky swinging instrumental revue, featuring top international soloists. The show has universal appeal. Big Hammond orgel sound – 100% organic ©JON HAMMOND International - JJ Guitars​ Suzuki Musical Instruments​ 4th segment: As Seen On MNN TV The Jon Hammond Show - Filmed in High Definition - Pocket Funk with NDR Horns - Jon Hammond Band special Auster Jazz Series - musical director Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Ernst-Friedrich Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Funky Heinz Lichius drums feature on this one, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass http://www.HammondCast.com/ special thanks dankeschön to Knut Simon and Lukas Aaron Hambrecht AutoBild Redaktion Team for bringing the Borgward, Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera (also a fine drummer) and all the Hamburg people who came to this party session, Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt - support from Musik Rotthoff, Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars, Jon Hammond the Sk1 Hammond manufactured by Suzuki Musical Instruments - Auster Bar Hamburg Eimsbüttel #hammondcast Producer Jon Hammond Language English Youtube https://youtu.be/HHyh9Hqj_bE Jon Hammond with his trusty Sennheiser HD 25-1 headphones x Duo Gig today: Marc Baum & Jon Hammond after the gig with dueling famous Remin Kart-A-Bag wheels, it's a wrap folks! http://jonhammondband.com/blog.html/ AFM Local 6 Member Profile JON HAMMOND: "WHERE'S THE GIG?" -- by ALEX WALSH https://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/ Jon Hammond is a musician, composer, bandleader, publisher, journalist, TV show host, radio DJ, and multi-media entrepreneur. He currently travels the world, playing gigs and attending trade shows. THE EARLY YEARS Jon Hammond was born in Chicago in 1953. His father was a doctor and his mother was a housewife. They both played the piano. In 1957, his parents moved Jon and his four sisters to Berkeley, CA, where his father worked in a hospital as head of the emergency room. When he was nine, Jon started accordion lessons. “In those days, they had studios where parents would drop their kids off after school for tap dancing and accordion lessons. There were accordion bands and they would compete against each other.”

“Every time I see a musician walking down the street I say, ‘Hey, where’s the gig?’ Because it doesn’t matter what kind of music you play, if you’re carrying an instrument–going to a rehearsal, or coming back from a repair shop, whatever it is–we all need our gigs. And that’s what the union is all about. Hopefully, we can all keep working and be supportive of everybody’s gigs. There’s room for everybody.” Jon played his first gig at a senior citizens luncheon when he was eleven. Not only did he get a free lunch but he was paid $25 –a lot of money in those days. Jon says his father was supportive, but did not want him to pursue a music career. “He told me that music was a great hobby. He got me a wonderful professional accordion for my Bar Mitzvah, directly from John Molinari, one of the greatest accordionists who ever lived. It was a Guilietti Professional Tone Chamber accordion. That’s the accordion I won Jr. Jazz Champion on in 1966.” In high school, Jon attended a private boys school in San Francisco. He was a class clown, and when it got to the point where he was going to be expelled, Jon took his accordion and ran away from home. He immersed himself in the San Francisco music scene and started playing organ in several bands. By 1971 he was in a four piece rock group called Hades which shared a rehearsal space with Quicksilver Messenger Service. “I was friends with their manager, Ron Polte, who also managed guitarist John Cipollina. We got to open for his band, Copperhead.” Jon continued to play gigs in the Bay Area in different configurations, including a few gigs with a young Eddie Money. By this time Jon had become frustrated with the Bay Area scene. One night while playing a biker bar he got into a fight and his band didn’t come to his defense. “That was the last straw. I was angry and I said I wasn’t coming back.”

Jon in the early 70s Jon moved to Boston in 1973 to attend the Berklee School of Music. He also got a gig playing in Boston’s Combat Zone backing up burlesque shows. When Jon saw one of his idols, pianist Keith Jarrett play in New York he told him he was going to Berklee and asked him for advice. “Keith looked me right in the eye and said ‘Berklee can be very dangerous for your music.’ It was like he popped this huge bubble. Years later I came to understand what he was talking about. You have to learn the fundamentals, but the music itself comes from a much deeper place. They can’t teach that, you have to find it yourself.” When Jon’s teachers began sitting in on his gigs in Boston, he questioned why he was in school if the teachers were coming to play with him. He quit school, moved to Cape Cod and started playing with bandleader Lou Colombo. “He did all the private parties for Tip O’Neill. We played what they used to call the business man’s beat. On the gig it was forbidden to swing. It was like swing cut in half. So if you tried to go with the four, Lou would say, ‘Don’t swing it, don’t swing it.’ He pounded it into my head night after night.” LATE RENT In 1981 Jon took a trip to Paris where he broke through his writers block and wrote some of his best music. He returned to New York with his new tunes and started a production company with the idea of getting a record deal for a friend that had played on a #1 hit record. After months of pounding the pavement with no results, Jon realized he had better work on his own music before his money ran out. He took the last of his savings, including his upcoming rent money, and went into the studio to record what came to be known as “The Late Rent Sessions”. The session had Todd Anderson on tenor sax, Barry Finnerty on guitar, Stephen Ferrone on drums, and Jon on B3. They recorded at Intergalactic, the last studio that John Lennon recorded in. Jon had no luck getting a record deal for his new project, but he did get gigs in New York with his band Jon Hammond and the Late Rent Session Men.

Jon Hammond Band Onstage at NAMM, 2014: Joe Berger, Dom Famularo, Alex Budman, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond n 1982, Jon found out about public access television and the idea that anyone could produce a show and get it on TV. He started broadcasting on Manhattan’s public station in 1984. “I decided I was going to produce a radio show on TV. The first episodes showed just my tapping foot and my voice. It was a gimmick. We had graphics that were synchronized to go with the music. It worked out well. People dug it.” Within a few weeks, Jon was interviewed and featured in Billboard Magazine. The Jon Hammond Show was considered an alternative to the clips on Cable TV. “MTV was still in its infancy. We had a concept that was revolutionary. My phone started ringing and we were the hot kids on the block.” LIVING ABROAD Jon continued to play gigs in New York and produce his TV show. In 1987, he went to his first trade show (NAMM) where he was introduced to Mr. Julio Guilietti, the man who built his accordion. He then began traveling to trade shows and making contacts with musicians and companies around the world, including Hammond Suzuki. “They gave me the Hammond XB-2, the first really powerful portable Hammond organ. Glenn Derringer, one of my all-time heroes, presented it to me. I got one of the first. Paul Shaffer from the Letterman Show got the other. At the time there was only one EXP-100 expression pedal–we had to share the pedal. I used the pedal for my gigs and when Paul needed it I would bring it over to him at 30 Rockefeller Center on my bicycle.” In the early 90s, when his New York gigs began drying up, Jon was encouraged to go to Germany. “It was a hard time. My father had just died and there were very few gigs. I got the XB-2 organ right when I needed it, so I decided to take a chance. I bought a roundtrip ticket to Frankfurt with an open return. I went with 50 bucks and stayed for a year. When I came back, I had 100 bucks.” Jon stayed at a friend’s house and played a borrowed accordion on the street until he could get a band together. “I played on the street until my fingers turned blue and would collect enough money to get some fish soup. After about two weeks I got a call—I had put a band together and had 3 gigs coming up. A TV show had heard my story and wanted to do a story on me. At the first gig 19 people came; the second only 15 people came. Then I got the little spot on TV. When I came to the third gig people were lined up down the street. When I walked up I thought they were having an art exhibit. When they said, ‘No, they’re waiting for you.’ I choked up, I couldn’t even talk. So I’ve been playing there every year since. The people in Germany really saved my musical career at a time when very few things were happening for me in New York or San Francisco. I have a really good following in Europe. I keep busy as a musician in the States, playing hospitals and assisted living places, but my band dates I pretty much play overseas.” Jon’s Late Rent Sessions was eventually released on a German label and received modest airplay. During the 90s he travelled back and forth to Europe, spending a year playing gigs in Paris, and eventually settling in Hamburg. Since then he has released two more albums and has played gigs in Moscow, Shanghai, and Australia. With the help of the internet, Jon is able to produce his TV show anywhere. PRESENT DAY In the mid-2000s Jon produced Hammondcast, a radio program for CBS that aired in San Francisco at four in the morning and was rebroadcast before Oakland A’s games. “When the baseball games played in the afternoon, my show would play for about 20 minutes and then it was pre-empted. I had a lot of fun with that.” His guests included Danny Glover, Barry Melton from Country Joe & the Fish, and many local people. “It took me awhile to figure out that I had permission to broadcast anything I wanted. I could play the London Philharmonic or Stevie Wonder. My tag line was ‘Hello, Hello, Hello! Wake up or go back to sleep…’” Today, Jon continues to visit tradeshows and is determined to keep doing everything he does as long as he can. “I made a pact with my longtime co-producer, guitarist Joe Berger, that we are going to go to these trade shows until we are little old men with canes.” Jon has released four CDs

Jon Hammond Entertaining on Excelsior Accordion in Bernal Heights SF Neighborhood Center -- photo by Cheryl Fippen Local 6

Location: NAMM Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort Acoustic Stage Jon Hammond Funk Unit Event Date: Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 9:00pm to 9:40pm Genre: Rock Website: http://www.jonhammondband.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband Add to Calendar https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit-0 Artist Info Jon Jon Hammond Organ / Organist Leader Joe Joe Berger guitar / guitarist #TheNAMMShow #HammondOrgan #NAMM #Sheraton - The NAMM Show Event Date: Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 9:00pm to 9:40pm Add to Calendar Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/TinosHammondOrgan80thAnniversaryFilmDocumentaryTrailer CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1263982 Youtube https://youtu.be/2AX5CRnBWkA Producer Tino's Hammond Organ 80th Anniversary Film Documentary Trailer: Tino Pavlis - by Jon Hammond Published August 13, 2015 Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Topics Hammond Organs, 80th Anniversary Hammond Organ, Tino Pavlis, Producer, Co-Producer, Joe Berger, Jon Hammond, NAMM Show, musikmesse, Suzuki Musical Instruments, Hamamatsu, B3, New B3mk2, Sk1, #HammondOrgan #80thAnniversary Tino's Hammond Organ 80th Anniversary Film Documentary Trailer with cameo appearances Michael Falkenstein, Joe Berger, Jon Hammond, Shuji Suzuki and Suzuki Musical Instuments Hammond Organ Team, Bernie Capicchiano Bernies Music Land Australia Hammond Distributor, Jon Hammond's annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in world famous historic jazzkeller Frankfurt - Outro music "Organ Meets Bigband" Jon Hammond with Landesjugendjazzorchester LaJazzO MV orchestra - Director/Producer: Tino Pavlis, co-producer Joe Berger http://www.HammondCast.com Producer Jon Hammond Language English Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/OrganMeetsBigbandRostockKlostergarten by Jon Hammond Published August 8, 2015 Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Topics LaJazzO MV, Organ Meets Bigband, Klostergarten, Rostock, Jazz Orchestra, Jimmy Smith, Steve Gray, Michael Leuschner, Landesjugendorchester Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, #HammondOrgan #Jazz #Blues „Organ meets Bigband“ das LaJJazzO M-V LandesJugendJazzOrchester Mecklenburg-Vorpommern https://www.facebook.com/events/846845685410695/ Am 01.08.2015 ist das Landesjugendjazzorchester Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (LaJazzO MV) mit seinem diesjährigen Solisten Jon Hammond wieder im Klostergarten Rostock zu Gast. Covering Jimmy Smith's Back at The Chicken Shack and The Sermon - Nachdem sich in den vergangenen Jahren das LaJazzO MV mit den in der Big Band vorkommenden Instrumenten musikalisch auseinandersetzte, wird in 2015 die Jazzorgel musikalisch thematisiert werden. Unter dem Titel "Organ meets Big Band" wird dieses sehr traditionsreiche Instrument der Jazzgeschichte in den Mittelpunkt der Konzertreihe im folgenden Jahr gestellt. Als Jazzinstrument wurde es von Fats Waller in den 30er Jahren eingeführt und hatte seine Hochzeit in den 50er Jahren durch seine Vertreter wie Jimmy Smith. Der international renommierte New Yorker Jazzorganist Jon Hammond wird zusammen mit dem LaJazzO MV unter der Leitung von Michael Leuschner den besonderen Charme dieses Instrumentes wieder zum Leben erwecken. Im Programm sind unter anderem Titel von Jimmy Smith, arrangiert von Steve Gray - eine Leihgabe aus dem Archiv der NDR-Bigband. Jon Hammond studierte in den siebziger Jahren am Berklee College of Music und am City College San Francisco. Konzertreisen führten ihn quer durch die Vereinigten Staaten und Kanada. In seiner eigenen 'Jon Hammond Show' spielte er mit Musikern wie Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge und vielen anderen. Auch in Europa fand und findet seine Musik unverändert viele Anhänger. Die Medien berichten wiederholt von einem unverwechselbaren und prägenden Sound. Jon Hammond hat u.a. auf der 20. Frankfurter Musikmesse mitgewirkt und tritt vornehmlich in Hamburg auf. "The Jon Hammond Show" is a funky, swinging Jazz instrumental revue, featuring notable international soloists and reflecting the influences of Miles Davis, The Crusaders and Jimmy Smith. http://www.HammondCast.com Programm: "Organ meets Bigband" Leitung: Michael Leuschner Samstag, d. 01.08.2015, 20:30 Klostergarten Rostock Producer Jon Hammond Language English Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/vb.133709526657853/1105371389491657/?type=3&theater Youtube https://youtu.be/gX-6UczeyII Vimeo https://vimeo.com/135785907 CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1262828 Leader Michael Leuschner and Jon Hammond with the famous poster for "Organ Meets Bigband" - NDR Jazz archives special arrangements of Steve Gray come back to life here: Bernard Purdie, Pretty Purdie, June 11, Jon Hammond, Interview, #PrettyPurdie #NAMMShow #HammondOrgan #Drums

HammondCast 60 Hosted by Jon Hammond KYOU Radio - June 10, 2016

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: HammondCast 60 Jon's archive http://kyouradio.org/music-70.html KYOU Radio Dot Org Special show from Jon Hammond with the late great Al Jazzbo Collins aka Al Jazzbeaux Collins Jon Hammond plays Miss Jones and original Train Song at the B3 Organ - also Special In-Studio Guest: KENNY BURRELL special thanks Stephen Page and Jon Russell CBS Radio San Francisco - Jon Hammond's Afternoon Slide and early morning broadcast 4 years every day. L to R Stephen Page, Jon Hammond, Jon Russell Jon's archive http://ia601507.us.archive.org/7/items/HeadPhoneStickWithSennheiser/Head%20Phone%20stick%20with%20Sennheiser.mp4 Sennheiser (headphones) Momentum series with tribute to Lutz Büchner on solo section: Head Phone stick with Sennheiser (headphones) Jon Hammond's 20th annual Musikmesse Session in Jazzkeller Hofheim - funky jazz with Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Peter Klohmann tenor saxo, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ - Jon's keyboard stand by Bespeco Professional, Audio: Philipp, Konrad Neupert, Marvin Gans Jazzkeller Hofheim Team - special thanks Jeff Guilford / JJ guitars for operating the camera http://www.HammondCast.com Sennheiser HD 25-1 Vimeo https://vimeo.com/163154149 Youtube https://youtu.be/bWUOjMJx_Cg Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Topics Head Phone, Sennheiser, Momentum Headphones, Funky Jazz, Musikmesse, Session, Hofheim am Taunus, Jazzkeller Hofheim, Bespeco Professional, #HammondOrgan #CNNiReport Suzuki "The Name You Know" - Kartoffel - Breakfast of Champions (and lunch and dinner)! Dankeschön Philipp for the Audio - and my favorite old Peavey Bass Amp! Hammond XK-5 aka Flexi-B Top Secret Organ Programmable Multi Contact Keys with MTW 1 Modeled Tone Wheel Generator Hammond Flexi-B Top Secret Organ with 9 contact keyboards! - Jon Hammond at musikmesse with Suzuki Musical Instruments Prototype Debut Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/MichaelFalkensteinAndJonHammondMusikmesse Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/TopSecretHeadPhoneLiveInJazzkeller Youtube https://youtu.be/VF7WXWHv1a4 Jon Hammond Band​ getting funky with Head Phone Live in Jazzkeller​ - Jon's annual musikmesse​ Warm Up Party with Giovanni Totò Gulino​ drums, Joe Berger​ guitar, Peter Klohmann​ tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond​ at the Hammond Sk1 organ - Jon Hammond uses Sennheiser​ Momentum headphones with in-line mic remote http://www.HammondCast.com - Video Directed by Tino Pavlis​ Sennheiser Momentum​ Michael Falkenstein with Prototype Hammond Flexi-B Masato Tomie Suzuki Hammond Engineer and Guitarist of Black Market Band with Hammond Flexi-B Top Secret Organ Prototype Debut musikmesse Vimeo https://vimeo.com/162021573 Top Secret Head Phone Live in jazzkeller! Jon Hammond flanked by Sennheiser CEO's Dr. Andreas Sennheiser and Daniel Sennheiser - stick with Sennheiser folks! - Jon Hammond Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/6842260214 Vimeo http://vimeo.com/119225355 Youtube http://youtu.be/fgVsJt4KIIw CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1214567 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2gvvy7_jon-hammond-show-mnn-tv-channel-1-02-14-2015-32nd-year_music Jon Hammond Show for broadcast on MNN TV Channel 1 Community Channel, 33rd year on Cable Access TV - Funk Soul Blues and Soft News - just back from NAMM Show, Jon Hammond Show with Bernard Purdie and Jon's coverage of annual NAMM Memorial Tribute to industry leaders lost last year including Jeff Golub, Joe Wilder, Gerald Wilson, Johnny Winter, with original music from Jon Hammond "Lydia's Tune" Jon Hammond Band in Hilton Hotel Lobby "Head Phone" Sound Soul Summit Funk Masterpiece Jon Hammond Band in jazzkeller Frankfurt Jon's annual musikmesse Warm Up Party and more - ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP http://www.HammondCast.com Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondAndFriendsJazzSpotSwing Youtube http://youtu.be/x6a8MHYESqc Jon Hammond and Friends drop in to Taipei night spot JAZZ SPOT SWING organ lounge, Jon at Mr. Nobuki Kuwahara's Hammond Sk2 organ with house musicians - Kenichi Toyoda piano - special thanks to Nico, Shannon, Letitia - Superlux Taiwan, P. Mauriat Europe Pmauriat Albest Team! http://www.HammondCast.com/ - Jazz Spot Swing Vimeo http://vimeo.com/110027287 CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1182889 Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=924772564218208 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/LateRentJonHammondThemeSong2014 Jon Hammond theme song Late Rent on the occasion of 28th annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt and Jon's birthday with Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ - Late Rent is the theme song for Jon's long-running cable TV show in New York City The Jon Hammond Show and HammondCast radio program http://www.HammondCast.com - special thanks to Frank Poehl for operating the camera - Jon Hammond Band Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/LateRentJonHammondThemeSong2014 Radio Broadcast, HammondCast, Afternoon Slide, Jon Hammond, #HammondOrgan #Jazzbo #Classic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Legendary Charlie Daniels Band, Country Rocker Craig Wayne Boyd and Full Line-up of Artists to take over Summer NAMM - June 10, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Legendary Charlie Daniels Band, Country Rocker Craig Wayne Boyd and Full Line-up of Artists to take over Summer NAMM

June 8, 2016
Summer NAMM, the industry’s largest and most vibrant music products tradeshow returns to Nashville’s Music City Center June 23-25 for its biggest year yet. This year’s show will feature new and returning attendees from among the top brands in musical instruments, gear, technologies and accessories, and will include a robust line-up of artists who will perform all three days of the annual gathering. 
Thursday, the opening day of the show will end on a high note with a one-of-a kind performance from multi-instrumentalist, storyteller and living legend, Charlie Daniels. The Charlie Daniels Band is best known for their hits “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” and “The South’s Gonna Do It Again” among many others over the span of their 50+ year career. Daniels and band will treat Summer NAMM attendees to a memorable performance on the NAMM Nissan Terrace Stage starting at 6:00 p.m. 
On Saturday at 1:00 p.m., the Terrace stage will welcome Texas-born and raised country singer and multi-instrumentalist, Craig Wayne Boyd.  Boyd first came to prominence as the winner of the seventh season of The Voice (2014), where his singing voice, playing, and easy musical versatility made him a fan favorite on the show. 
Saturday also welcomes the 33rd Annual American Eagle Awards. This year’s honorees include Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris and the Grand Ole Opry. The American Eagle Awards honor individuals that have made significant contributions to the music in America. The awards are produced by the National American Music Council in cooperation with NAMM, and will be open to all Summer NAMM badge holders.
Each day of the Summer NAMM Show, the NAMM Nissan Terrace Stage will present live music beginning at 10:00 a.m. with an exciting lineup of artists with a variety of musical styles.  Thursday’s lineup includes soul/rock artist Paul Childers, country singer Lauren Alexander, and acoustic double neck guitarist Ian Ethan Case, among others. On Friday, the dynamic duo and fingerstylings of the Constable Sisters, singer/songwriter Josh Farrow, country act Brian Rhea, and more will provide for an entertaining day of live music. Saturday’s acts include guitarist Jeff Radford and pop/country duo the Truman Brothers, as well as other talented acts.
NAMM NISSAN STAGE SCHEDULE 
(All acts and times subject to change)  
Thursday, June 23
10:00a.m.       Summer Pittman (http://soundcloud.com/summerpittman/stranger)
11:00a.m.       Laura B. Whitmore (www.laurabwhitmore.com)
12:00p.m.       Paul Childers (http://paulchilders.com)
1:00p.m.         Lauren Alexander (www.laurenalexander.com)
2:00p.m.         Ian Ethan Case (www.ianethan.com)
3:00p.m.         The Depth and the Whisper (www.thedepthandthewhisper.com)
4:00p.m.         James Robert Webb (http://www.jamesrobertwebb.com)
6:00p.m.         The Charlie Daniels Band (www.charliedaniels.com)
Friday, June 24
10:00a.m.       Constable Sisters
11:00a.m.       Sally and George (www.sallyandgeorge.com)
12:00p.m.       Josh Farrow Presented by Lightning 100  (www.joshfarrow.com)
1:00p.m.         Olivia Henken (http://oliviacountry.com)
2:00p.m.         Jon Hammond Funk Unit (http://www.jonhammondband.com)
3:00p.m.         Bobby Long (www.musicbobbylong.com)
4:00p.m.         Taylor Tote Band (www.taylortote.com)
5:00p.m.         Brian Rhea (www.brianpaulrhea.com)
Saturday, June 25
10:30a.m.       Savannah Keyes
11:30a.m.       Jeff Radford (www.jeffradford.com)
1:00p.m.         Craig Wayne Boyd (www.craigwayneboyd.com)
1:00 p.m.        American Eagle Awards, honoring Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris and the Grand Ole Opry (www.musiccouncil.org/american-eagle-awards/)
3:00p.m.         Truman Brothers (www.trumanbrothers.com)

Chalise Zolezzi

NAMM 
Director of PR and Social Media 
Phone:
(760) 438-8001 
e-mail:
chalisez@namm.org 
 

About NAMM

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $16.6 billion music products industry. NAMM is comprised of approximately 10,300 members located in 102 countries and regions. NAMM events and members fund The NAMM Foundation's efforts to promote the pleasures and benefits of music, and advance active participation in music making across the lifespan. For more information about NAMM, please visit www.namm.org, call 800.767.NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.

*WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: NAMM Showcase Believe in Music Awards Jon Hammond Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/NAMMBelieveInMusicAwardsAndPurdieShuffleBrunchSet Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Topics Believe in Music Awards, Roy Burns, NAMM Show, Joe Lamond, Dom Famularo, Jon Hammond, Bernard Purdie, Funky Jazz, Blues, Hammond Organ, Suzuki Musical Instruments, ASCAP Composer, Musicians Union, Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM Big thanks to The NAMM Show Team for this recognition award, beautiful plaque "Believe in Music" award! I'm afraid to hang it on the wall in case there's an earthquake...back in the box for now, Jon Hammond Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/LATERENTJonHammondThemeSong Youtube https://youtu.be/q9P2CLCW6RU Vimeo https://vimeo.com/168027875 Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153484591607102/ Jon Hammond's annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt - LATE RENT Jon Hammond Theme Song - Jon Hammond Band: Peter Klohmann tenor, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ - Video: Tino Pavlis http://www.HammondCast.com Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/GetBackInTheGrooveJonHammondBandInJazzkeller_201604 by Jon Hammond Jon Hammond Band live in Jazzkeller celebrating 30 years musikmesse Warm Up Party - "Get Back in The Groove" - Peter Klohmann tenor saxo, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Jon Hammond at the Hammond Sk1 organ with many special friends in the house jonhammondband.com - video Tino Pavlis Producer Jon Hammond Language English Youtube https://youtu.be/Tm2ZFE5V4As Vimeo https://vimeo.com/164279506 Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/1271197279575733/ Getting ready for my 10th ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO - Hollywood CA! Jon Hammond #ASCAPExpo ASCAP Audio Portrait: Jon Hammond http://www.ascap.com/audioportraits/h/jon_hammond_rent.aspx Jon Hammond Late Rent 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. Jon Hammond Rent The Late Rent Story Swingin' Funky Jazz & Blues Two Hot Tracks Sonny's Advice 11th edition of the ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO, April 28th - 30th, 2016 in Los Angeles at the Loews Hollywood Hotel American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) American Composers Forum (ACF) American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) Berklee College of Music Alumni Association Berklee Online California Copyright Conference (CCC) Canadian Music Week Foreign Performing Rights Organizations (PRO) Girls Rock & Girls Rule GoGirlsMusic.com International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) International Music Festival Conference (IMFCON) International Songwriting Competition (ISC) Los Angeles Women in Music (LAWIM) Music Publishers Association (MPA) Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) New Music USA The Recording Academy (NARAS) Regional/State/Local Songwriter Associations SAG-AFTRA SOCAN Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL) SongNet Songwriters Guild of America (SGA) Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) Student/University Music Programs TAXI USA Songwriting Competition West Coast Songwriters Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/6842260423 AFM Local 6 Member Jon Hammond https://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/ JON HAMMOND: “WHERE’S THE GIG?” - Alex Walsh Jon Hammond is a musician, composer, bandleader, publisher, journalist, TV show host, radio DJ, and multi-media entrepreneur. He currently travels the world, playing gigs and attending trade shows. “Every time I see a musician walking down the street I say, ‘Hey, where’s the gig?’ Because it doesn’t matter what kind of music you play, if you’re carrying an instrument–going to a rehearsal, or coming back from a repair shop, whatever it is–we all need our gigs. And that’s what the union is all about. Hopefully, we can all keep working and be supportive of everybody’s gigs. There’s room for everybody.” THE EARLY YEARS Jon Hammond was born in Chicago in 1953. His father was a doctor and his mother was a housewife. They both played the piano. In 1957, his parents moved Jon and his four sisters to Berkeley, CA, where his father worked in a hospital as head of the emergency room. When he was nine, Jon started accordion lessons. “In those days, they had studios where parents would drop their kids off after school for tap dancing and accordion lessons. There were accordion bands and they would compete against each other.” Jon played his first gig at a senior citizens luncheon when he was eleven. Not only did he get a free lunch but he was paid $25 –a lot of money in those days. Jon says his father was supportive, but did not want him to pursue a music career. “He told me that music was a great hobby. He got me a wonderful professional accordion for my Bar Mitzvah, directly from John Molinari, one of the greatest accordionists who ever lived. It was a Guilietti Professional Tone Chamber accordion. That’s the accordion I won Jr. Jazz Champion on in 1966.” In high school, Jon attended a private boys school in San Francisco. He was a class clown, and when it got to the point where he was going to be expelled, Jon took his accordion and ran away from home. He immersed himself in the San Francisco music scene and started playing organ in several bands. By 1971 he was in a four piece rock group called Hades which shared a rehearsal space with Quicksilver Messenger Service. “I was friends with their manager, Ron Polte, who also managed guitarist John Cipollina. We got to open for his band, Copperhead.” Jon continued to play gigs in the Bay Area in different configurations, including a few gigs with a young Eddie Money. By this time Jon had become frustrated with the Bay Area scene. One night while playing a biker bar he got into a fight and his band didn’t come to his defense. “That was the last straw. I was angry and I said I wasn’t coming back.” Jon in the early 70s Jon moved to Boston in 1973 to attend the Berklee School of Music. He also got a gig playing in Boston’s Combat Zone backing up burlesque shows. When Jon saw one of his idols, pianist Keith Jarrett play in New York he told him he was going to Berklee and asked him for advice. “Keith looked me right in the eye and said ‘Berklee can be very dangerous for your music.’ It was like he popped this huge bubble. Years later I came to understand what he was talking about. You have to learn the fundamentals, but the music itself comes from a much deeper place. They can’t teach that, you have to find it yourself.” When Jon’s teachers began sitting in on his gigs in Boston, he questioned why he was in school if the teachers were coming to play with him. He quit school, moved to Cape Cod and started playing with bandleader Lou Colombo. “He did all the private parties for Tip O’Neill. We played what they used to call the business man’s beat. On the gig it was forbidden to swing. It was like swing cut in half. So if you tried to go with the four, Lou would say, ‘Don’t swing it, don’t swing it.’ He pounded it into my head night after night.” LATE RENT In 1981 Jon took a trip to Paris where he broke through his writers block and wrote some of his best music. He returned to New York with his new tunes and started a production company with the idea of getting a record deal for a friend that had played on a #1 hit record. After months of pounding the pavement with no results, Jon realized he had better work on his own music before his money ran out. He took the last of his savings, including his upcoming rent money, and went into the studio to record what came to be known as “The Late Rent Sessions”. The session had Todd Anderson on tenor sax, Barry Finnerty on guitar, Stephen Ferrone on drums, and Jon on B3. They recorded at Intergalactic, the last studio that John Lennon recorded in. Jon had no luck getting a record deal for his new project, but he did get gigs in New York with his band Jon Hammond and the Late Rent Session Men. Jon Hammond Band Onstage at NAMM, 2014: Joe Berger, Dom Famularo, Alex Budman, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond In 1982, Jon found out about public access television and the idea that anyone could produce a show and get it on TV. He started broadcasting on Manhattan’s public station in 1984. “I decided I was going to produce a radio show on TV. The first episodes showed just my tapping foot and my voice. It was a gimmick. We had graphics that were synchronized to go with the music. It worked out well. People dug it.” Within a few weeks, Jon was interviewed and featured in Billboard Magazine. The Jon Hammond Show was considered an alternative to the clips on Cable TV. “MTV was still in its infancy. We had a concept that was revolutionary. My phone started ringing and we were the hot kids on the block.” LIVING ABROAD Jon continued to play gigs in New York and produce his TV show. In 1987, he went to his first trade show (NAMM) where he was introduced to Mr. Julio Guilietti, the man who built his accordion. He then began traveling to trade shows and making contacts with musicians and companies around the world, including Hammond Suzuki. “They gave me the Hammond XB-2, the first really powerful portable Hammond organ. Glenn Derringer, one of my all-time heroes, presented it to me. I got one of the first. Paul Shaffer from the Letterman Show got the other. At the time there was only one EXP-100 expression pedal–we had to share the pedal. I used the pedal for my gigs and when Paul needed it I would bring it over to him at 30 Rockefeller Center on my bicycle.” In the early 90s, when his New York gigs began drying up, Jon was encouraged to go to Germany. “It was a hard time. My father had just died and there were very few gigs. I got the XB-2 organ right when I needed it, so I decided to take a chance. I bought a roundtrip ticket to Frankfurt with an open return. I went with 50 bucks and stayed for a year. When I came back, I had 100 bucks.” Jon stayed at a friend’s house and played a borrowed accordion on the street until he could get a band together. “I played on the street until my fingers turned blue and would collect enough money to get some fish soup. After about two weeks I got a call—I had put a band together and had 3 gigs coming up. A TV show had heard my story and wanted to do a story on me. At the first gig 19 people came; the second only 15 people came. Then I got the little spot on TV. When I came to the third gig people were lined up down the street. When I walked up I thought they were having an art exhibit. When they said, ‘No, they’re waiting for you.’ I choked up, I couldn’t even talk. So I’ve been playing there every year since. The people in Germany really saved my musical career at a time when very few things were happening for me in New York or San Francisco. I have a really good following in Europe. I keep busy as a musician in the States, playing hospitals and assisted living places, but my band dates I pretty much play overseas.” Jon’s Late Rent Sessions was eventually released on a German label and received modest airplay. During the 90s he travelled back and forth to Europe, spending a year playing gigs in Paris, and eventually settling in Hamburg. Since then he has released two more albums and has played gigs in Moscow, Shanghai, and Australia. With the help of the internet, Jon is able to produce his TV show anywhere. PRESENT DAY In the mid-2000s Jon produced Hammondcast, a radio program for CBS that aired in San Francisco at four in the morning and was rebroadcast before Oakland A’s games. “When the baseball games played in the afternoon, my show would play for about 20 minutes and then it was pre-empted. I had a lot of fun with that.” His guests included Danny Glover, Barry Melton from Country Joe & the Fish, and many local people. “It took me awhile to figure out that I had permission to broadcast anything I wanted. I could play the London Philharmonic or Stevie Wonder. My tag line was ‘Hello, Hello, Hello! Wake up or go back to sleep…’” Today, Jon continues to visit tradeshows and is determined to keep doing everything he does as long as he can. “I made a pact with my longtime co-producer, guitarist Joe Berger, that we are going to go to these trade shows until we are little old men with canes.” Jon has released four CDs For more info visit www.jonhammondband.com Jon Hammond Funk Unit https://www.namm.org/summer/2015/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit 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 funky jazz http://www.journal-frankfurt.de/funkyjazz Tuesday, April 5 at 9 PM Musikmesse Warm Up Party celebrating 30 years Best Party of The Year! Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in jazzkeller Tuesday April 5th 2016 celebrating 30 years Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in jazzkeller Tuesday April 5th 2016 celebrating 30 years Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondsMusikmesseWarmUpPartyJazzkeller Jon Hammond – organ Joe Berger – guitar Peter Klohmann – saxophone Giovanni Totò Gulino – drums Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ “Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!” The Jon Hammond Show is a funky swinging instrumental revue, featuring top international soloists. The show has universal appeal. Big Hammond orgel sound – 100% organic "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 Immediate Release, Nissan Stage, Nashville, #SummerNAMM #HammondOrgan #Legendary

Enhanced Audio Head Phone Hilton Hotel Jon Hammond at The B3 Organ Anaheim and Nashville - June 9, 2016

Enhanced Audio Head Phone Hilton Hotel Jon Hammond at The B3 Organ *WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: Head Phone Hilton Hotel Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/HeadPhoneHiltonHotel Youtube https://youtu.be/Z_z8CXY_OfY Enhanced Audio - NAMM Show Special: Jon Hammond Band plays Jon's funk composition "Head Phone" at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel with Bernard Purdie drums, Koei Tanaka chromatic harmonica, Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the Hammond B3 http://www.HammondCast.com ©JON HAMMOND International Vimeo https://vimeo.com/169866926 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jeanne M. O'Keefe Vice President The Lippin Group: The Legendary Charlie Daniels Band, Country Rocker Craig Wayne Boyd and Full Line-up of Artists to take over Summer NAMM CARLSBAD, Calif. – June 9, 2016 – Summer NAMM, the industry’s largest and most vibrant music products tradeshow returns to Nashville’s Music City Center June 23-25 for its biggest year yet. This year’s show will feature new and returning attendees from among the top brands in musical instruments, gear, technologies and accessories, and will include a robust line-up of artists who will perform all three days of the annual gathering. Thursday, the first day of the show will end on a high note with a one-of-a kind performance from multi-instrumentalist, storyteller and living legend, Charlie Daniels. The Charlie Daniels Band is best known for their hits “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” and “The South’s Gonna Do It Again” among many others over the span of their 50+ year career. Daniels and band will treat Summer NAMM attendees to a memorable performance on the NAMM Nissan Terrace Stage starting at 6:00 p.m. On Saturday at 1:00 p.m., the Terrace stage will welcome Texas-born and raised country singer and multi-instrumentalist, Craig Wayne Boyd. Boyd first came to prominence as the winner of the seventh season of The Voice (2014), where his singing voice, playing, and easy musical versatility made him a fan favorite on the show. Saturday also welcomes the 33rd Annual American Eagle Awards. This year’s honorees include Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris and the Grand Ole Opry. The American Eagle Awards honor individuals that have made significant contributions to the music in America. The awards are produced by the National American Music Council in cooperation with NAMM, and will be open to all Summer NAMM badge holders. Each day of the Summer NAMM Show, the NAMM Nissan Terrace Stage will present live music beginning at 10:00 a.m. with an exciting lineup of artists with a variety of musical styles. Thursday’s lineup includes soul/rock artist Paul Childers, country singer Lauren Alexander, and acoustic double neck guitarist Ian Ethan Case, among others. On Friday, the dynamic duo and fingerstylings of the Constable Sisters, singer/songwriter Josh Farrow, country act Brian Rhea, and more will provide for an entertaining day of live music. Saturday’s acts include guitarist Jeff Radford and pop/country duo the Truman Brothers, as well as other talented acts. NAMM Nissan Stage Schedule (All acts and times subject to change) Thursday, June 23 10:00a.m. Summer Pittman (http://soundcloud.com/summerpittman/stranger) 11:00a.m. Laura B. Whitmore (www.laurabwhitmore.com) 12:00p.m. Paul Childers (http://paulchilders.com) 1:00p.m. Lauren Alexander (www.laurenalexander.com) 2:00p.m. Ian Ethan Case (www.ianethan.com) 3:00p.m. The Depth and the Whisper (www.thedepthandthewhisper.com) 4:00p.m. James Robert Webb (http://www.jamesrobertwebb.com) 6:00p.m. The Charlie Daniels Band (www.charliedaniels.com) Friday, June 24 10:00a.m. Constable Sisters 11:00a.m. Sally and George (www.sallyandgeorge.com) 12:00p.m. Josh Farrow Presented by Lightning 100 (www.joshfarrow.com) 1:00p.m. Olivia Henken (http://oliviacountry.com) 2:00p.m. Jon Hammond Funk Unit (http://www.jonhammondband.com) 3:00p.m. Bobby Long (www.musicbobbylong.com) 4:00p.m. Taylor Tote Band (www.taylortote.com) 5:00p.m. Brian Rhea (www.brianpaulrhea.com) Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/1304222282939899/ Accordions Worldwide Breaking News: Jon Hammond Funk Unit Featured, Summer NAMM, Nashville, Tennessee - USA by Holda Paoletti-kampl Jon Hammond Funk Unit Featured, Summer NAMM, Nashville, Tennessee - USA by Holda Paoletti-kampl http://www.accordions.com/news.aspx?d=27-May-2016&lang=en#art11769 Sylvia Pagni, Holda Paoletti-Kampl, Jon Hammond in Musikmesse Frankfurt Jon Hammond, Holda Paoletti-kampl Accordions Worldwide Editor http://accordions.com/, Joe Berger, Nello Gabrielloni in halle 3.0 at Musikmesse Accordion Radio News http://accordionradio.com/news.html Jon Hammond Funk Unit Featured, Summer NAMM, Nashville, Tennessee - USA by Holda Paoletti-Kampl Jon Hammond's Hammond Funk Unit quintet is performing a 40 minute set of his original compositions as part of the Summer NAMM Showcase at the famous Music City Center, Nashville. The concert is on Friday June 24th, 2pm to 2.40pm. California-based Jon Hammond is a jazz musician and radio presenter, best-known nowadays as an organist who regularly uses accordion in his group and for hospital and old folks concerts (picture below). Jon Hammond wrote: "Three of the musicians are Nashville based: R Barber (trombone), Louis ‘Flip’ Winfield (drums), Cord Martin (tenor saxophone) plus my long-time guitarist Joe Berger and myself on Hamond organ - both Joe and myself are officially from New York City, although I am also in California a lot - I’m still a New Yorker! There is a very strong chance that Lee Oskar will be joining us as Special Guest. I can’t guarantee that Lee will be onstage with us. We recently talked about doing it when we met at the ASCAP Pop Awards in Hollywood last month. He told me that he will be there and is going to try to make it, so we are going to have the stage set up for that, we have played together several times over the years. Lee was an award recipient at the ASCAP Pop Awards and besides being the original member of the legendary band WAR, he manufactures his own line of Lee Oskar Harmonicas that have been very popular with Blues and Rock performers for years. Here we are in Hollywood a couple of weeks ago, with Lee wearing the medal he was awarded." AFM Local 6 Member Profile JON HAMMOND: "WHERE'S THE GIG?" -- by ALEX WALSH https://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/ Jon Hammond is a musician, composer, bandleader, publisher, journalist, TV show host, radio DJ, and multi-media entrepreneur. He currently travels the world, playing gigs and attending trade shows. THE EARLY YEARS Jon Hammond was born in Chicago in 1953. His father was a doctor and his mother was a housewife. They both played the piano. In 1957, his parents moved Jon and his four sisters to Berkeley, CA, where his father worked in a hospital as head of the emergency room. When he was nine, Jon started accordion lessons. “In those days, they had studios where parents would drop their kids off after school for tap dancing and accordion lessons. There were accordion bands and they would compete against each other.”

“Every time I see a musician walking down the street I say, ‘Hey, where’s the gig?’ Because it doesn’t matter what kind of music you play, if you’re carrying an instrument–going to a rehearsal, or coming back from a repair shop, whatever it is–we all need our gigs. And that’s what the union is all about. Hopefully, we can all keep working and be supportive of everybody’s gigs. There’s room for everybody.” Jon played his first gig at a senior citizens luncheon when he was eleven. Not only did he get a free lunch but he was paid $25 –a lot of money in those days. Jon says his father was supportive, but did not want him to pursue a music career. “He told me that music was a great hobby. He got me a wonderful professional accordion for my Bar Mitzvah, directly from John Molinari, one of the greatest accordionists who ever lived. It was a Guilietti Professional Tone Chamber accordion. That’s the accordion I won Jr. Jazz Champion on in 1966.” In high school, Jon attended a private boys school in San Francisco. He was a class clown, and when it got to the point where he was going to be expelled, Jon took his accordion and ran away from home. He immersed himself in the San Francisco music scene and started playing organ in several bands. By 1971 he was in a four piece rock group called Hades which shared a rehearsal space with Quicksilver Messenger Service. “I was friends with their manager, Ron Polte, who also managed guitarist John Cipollina. We got to open for his band, Copperhead.” Jon continued to play gigs in the Bay Area in different configurations, including a few gigs with a young Eddie Money. By this time Jon had become frustrated with the Bay Area scene. One night while playing a biker bar he got into a fight and his band didn’t come to his defense. “That was the last straw. I was angry and I said I wasn’t coming back.”

Jon in the early 70s Jon moved to Boston in 1973 to attend the Berklee School of Music. He also got a gig playing in Boston’s Combat Zone backing up burlesque shows. When Jon saw one of his idols, pianist Keith Jarrett play in New York he told him he was going to Berklee and asked him for advice. “Keith looked me right in the eye and said ‘Berklee can be very dangerous for your music.’ It was like he popped this huge bubble. Years later I came to understand what he was talking about. You have to learn the fundamentals, but the music itself comes from a much deeper place. They can’t teach that, you have to find it yourself.” When Jon’s teachers began sitting in on his gigs in Boston, he questioned why he was in school if the teachers were coming to play with him. He quit school, moved to Cape Cod and started playing with bandleader Lou Colombo. “He did all the private parties for Tip O’Neill. We played what they used to call the business man’s beat. On the gig it was forbidden to swing. It was like swing cut in half. So if you tried to go with the four, Lou would say, ‘Don’t swing it, don’t swing it.’ He pounded it into my head night after night.” LATE RENT In 1981 Jon took a trip to Paris where he broke through his writers block and wrote some of his best music. He returned to New York with his new tunes and started a production company with the idea of getting a record deal for a friend that had played on a #1 hit record. After months of pounding the pavement with no results, Jon realized he had better work on his own music before his money ran out. He took the last of his savings, including his upcoming rent money, and went into the studio to record what came to be known as “The Late Rent Sessions”. The session had Todd Anderson on tenor sax, Barry Finnerty on guitar, Stephen Ferrone on drums, and Jon on B3. They recorded at Intergalactic, the last studio that John Lennon recorded in. Jon had no luck getting a record deal for his new project, but he did get gigs in New York with his band Jon Hammond and the Late Rent Session Men.

Jon Hammond Band Onstage at NAMM, 2014: Joe Berger, Dom Famularo, Alex Budman, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond n 1982, Jon found out about public access television and the idea that anyone could produce a show and get it on TV. He started broadcasting on Manhattan’s public station in 1984. “I decided I was going to produce a radio show on TV. The first episodes showed just my tapping foot and my voice. It was a gimmick. We had graphics that were synchronized to go with the music. It worked out well. People dug it.” Within a few weeks, Jon was interviewed and featured in Billboard Magazine. The Jon Hammond Show was considered an alternative to the clips on Cable TV. “MTV was still in its infancy. We had a concept that was revolutionary. My phone started ringing and we were the hot kids on the block.” LIVING ABROAD Jon continued to play gigs in New York and produce his TV show. In 1987, he went to his first trade show (NAMM) where he was introduced to Mr. Julio Guilietti, the man who built his accordion. He then began traveling to trade shows and making contacts with musicians and companies around the world, including Hammond Suzuki. “They gave me the Hammond XB-2, the first really powerful portable Hammond organ. Glenn Derringer, one of my all-time heroes, presented it to me. I got one of the first. Paul Shaffer from the Letterman Show got the other. At the time there was only one EXP-100 expression pedal–we had to share the pedal. I used the pedal for my gigs and when Paul needed it I would bring it over to him at 30 Rockefeller Center on my bicycle.” In the early 90s, when his New York gigs began drying up, Jon was encouraged to go to Germany. “It was a hard time. My father had just died and there were very few gigs. I got the XB-2 organ right when I needed it, so I decided to take a chance. I bought a roundtrip ticket to Frankfurt with an open return. I went with 50 bucks and stayed for a year. When I came back, I had 100 bucks.” Jon stayed at a friend’s house and played a borrowed accordion on the street until he could get a band together. “I played on the street until my fingers turned blue and would collect enough money to get some fish soup. After about two weeks I got a call—I had put a band together and had 3 gigs coming up. A TV show had heard my story and wanted to do a story on me. At the first gig 19 people came; the second only 15 people came. Then I got the little spot on TV. When I came to the third gig people were lined up down the street. When I walked up I thought they were having an art exhibit. When they said, ‘No, they’re waiting for you.’ I choked up, I couldn’t even talk. So I’ve been playing there every year since. The people in Germany really saved my musical career at a time when very few things were happening for me in New York or San Francisco. I have a really good following in Europe. I keep busy as a musician in the States, playing hospitals and assisted living places, but my band dates I pretty much play overseas.” Jon’s Late Rent Sessions was eventually released on a German label and received modest airplay. During the 90s he travelled back and forth to Europe, spending a year playing gigs in Paris, and eventually settling in Hamburg. Since then he has released two more albums and has played gigs in Moscow, Shanghai, and Australia. With the help of the internet, Jon is able to produce his TV show anywhere. PRESENT DAY In the mid-2000s Jon produced Hammondcast, a radio program for CBS that aired in San Francisco at four in the morning and was rebroadcast before Oakland A’s games. “When the baseball games played in the afternoon, my show would play for about 20 minutes and then it was pre-empted. I had a lot of fun with that.” His guests included Danny Glover, Barry Melton from Country Joe & the Fish, and many local people. “It took me awhile to figure out that I had permission to broadcast anything I wanted. I could play the London Philharmonic or Stevie Wonder. My tag line was ‘Hello, Hello, Hello! Wake up or go back to sleep…’” Today, Jon continues to visit tradeshows and is determined to keep doing everything he does as long as he can. “I made a pact with my longtime co-producer, guitarist Joe Berger, that we are going to go to these trade shows until we are little old men with canes.” Jon has released four CDs

Jon Hammond at Summer NAMM in Nashville Music City Center Jon Hammond's KALX Photos - 90.7 FM Jon Hammond's KALX photos in the historic studios of UC Berkeley's radio station that first went on-air in the year of 1962 - broadcasting from the famous 'cigar box' transmitter - JH KALX's wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KALX KALX (90.7 FM) is an FM radio station that broadcasts from the University of California, Berkeley in Berkeley, California. KALX, a community and student-run radio station licensed to the University of California, Berkeley, broadcasts in stereo with 500 watts of power. The station employs three full-time paid staff members, but is largely run by its nearly 300 volunteers, including Berkeley students and other members of the local community. City Berkeley, California Broadcast area San Francisco Bay Area Frequency 90.7 MHz Format College radio ERP 500 watts HAAT 238 meters Class A Facility ID 68999 The station originally began broadcasting in 1962, as a carrier current station. By 1966, KALX (then known as Radio KAL, the call letters being derived from Berkeley's nickname "Cal") had moved from Berkeley's dormitories to Dwinelle Hall on campus, and Berkeley administrators began investigating the possibility of applying for a broadcast frequency for the station. KALX received its broadcast license and made its first FM broadcast, with 10 watts of power, in 1967. The studio in the basement of Dwinelle was modest, a small chamber sequestered off from a sizable library of albums. In the 1970s, KALX was taken off the air for a short period by the faculty oversight Radio Policy Board after the station manager and friends had abused their use of university automobiles for private use and run up large bills for long distance phone calls to their contacts in Los Angeles and elsewhere. After an investigation, the station was put back on the air with new management. In 1981, the station began a successful fundraising drive to boost its power level to the present-day 500 watts, a level that was reached in 1982.[1] KALX became the official radio station for the Oakland Athletics just days before the season opener in April 1978. Larry Baer, a junior political science major who was the station's sports director and business manager, negotiated the agreement with team owner Charlie Finley. The situation was made possible because of the Athletics' subpar on-field performance and attendance and the uncertainty surrounding Finley's threats to move the ballclub to Denver.[1] Baer, who would later serve as a San Francisco Giants executive beginning in December 1992, was the play-by-play announcer.[2] Sophomore mass communications major Bob Kozberg and station producer/engineer Steve Blum also worked on the broadcasts. The arrangement lasted only sixteen games. One month into the season, Finley decided to keep the Athletics in Oakland and awarded the broadcast rights to KNEW.[1][3] Nonetheless, the setup made the A's a laughingstock in the Bay Area. At the time, KALX only operated at 10 watts, rendering it practically unlistenable more than 10 miles from Oakland Coliseum. This led one fan to joke about the A's radio network stretching all the way to Hawaii by asking, "Honolulu? How about here? KALX offers a diverse range of public affairs programming. KALX offers many kinds of Public Service Announcements throughout its daily broadcast. KALX has provided a training ground for numerous individuals who have had careers in television and radio. These include Lisa Stark of ABC News,[5] Sarah Wallace, Andrew Reimer, Kristen Sze, Bob Sarlatte,[6] and Robert "Doc" Pelzel. Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/MarshallStaxSpinsJonHamondBandOnKALX90.7FM Youtube https://youtu.be/HOLGBg5TORU Marshall Stax host of "Next Big Thing" program spins "Pocket Funk" by Jon Hammond Band on KALX 90.7 FM - Musicians: Lutz Büchner saxophone, Ernst-Friedrich Fiete Felsch saxophone, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Joe Berger guitar, Heinz Lichius drums, Jon Hammond organ http://www.HammondCast.com/ Hosted by Marshall Stax. Every Monday night from 6 pm to 7 pm http://kalx.berkeley.edu/ Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153495668612102/ Wishing the great jazz guitarist educator Rick Stone (left) a successful recovery - here with Jon Hammond in Atlanta Georgia at JEN conference Jon Hammond Funk Unit - Summer NAMM Show Special Nashville Music City Center Nissan Stage https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit Enhanced Audio, Head Phone, Hilton Hotel, Nashville, #HammondOrgan #NAMMShow #SummerNAMM

Head Phone Hilton Hotel - June 8, 2016

*WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: Head Phone Hilton Hotel Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/HeadPhoneHiltonHotel Youtube https://youtu.be/Z_z8CXY_OfY Enhanced Audio - NAMM Show Special: Jon Hammond Band plays Jon's funk composition "Head Phone" at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel with Bernard Purdie drums, Koei Tanaka chromatic harmonica, Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the Hammond B3 http://www.HammondCast.com ©JON HAMMOND International Vimeo https://vimeo.com/169866926 Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/1304222282939899/ Accordions Worldwide Breaking News: Jon Hammond Funk Unit Featured, Summer NAMM, Nashville, Tennessee - USA by Holda Paoletti-kampl Jon Hammond Funk Unit Featured, Summer NAMM, Nashville, Tennessee - USA by Holda Paoletti-kampl http://www.accordions.com/news.aspx?d=27-May-2016&lang=en#art11769 Sylvia Pagni, Holda Paoletti-Kampl, Jon Hammond in Musikmesse Frankfurt Jon Hammond, Holda Paoletti-kampl Accordions Worldwide Editor http://accordions.com/, Joe Berger, Nello Gabrielloni in halle 3.0 at Musikmesse Accordion Radio News http://accordionradio.com/news.html Jon Hammond Funk Unit Featured, Summer NAMM, Nashville, Tennessee - USA by Holda Paoletti-Kampl Jon Hammond's Hammond Funk Unit quintet is performing a 40 minute set of his original compositions as part of the Summer NAMM Showcase at the famous Music City Center, Nashville. The concert is on Friday June 24th, 2pm to 2.40pm. California-based Jon Hammond is a jazz musician and radio presenter, best-known nowadays as an organist who regularly uses accordion in his group and for hospital and old folks concerts (picture below). Jon Hammond wrote: "Three of the musicians are Nashville based: R Barber (trombone), Louis ‘Flip’ Winfield (drums), Cord Martin (tenor saxophone) plus my long-time guitarist Joe Berger and myself on Hamond organ - both Joe and myself are officially from New York City, although I am also in California a lot - I’m still a New Yorker! There is a very strong chance that Lee Oskar will be joining us as Special Guest. I can’t guarantee that Lee will be onstage with us. We recently talked about doing it when we met at the ASCAP Pop Awards in Hollywood last month. He told me that he will be there and is going to try to make it, so we are going to have the stage set up for that, we have played together several times over the years. Lee was an award recipient at the ASCAP Pop Awards and besides being the original member of the legendary band WAR, he manufactures his own line of Lee Oskar Harmonicas that have been very popular with Blues and Rock performers for years. Here we are in Hollywood a couple of weeks ago, with Lee wearing the medal he was awarded." AFM Local 6 Member Profile JON HAMMOND: "WHERE'S THE GIG?" -- by ALEX WALSH https://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/ Jon Hammond is a musician, composer, bandleader, publisher, journalist, TV show host, radio DJ, and multi-media entrepreneur. He currently travels the world, playing gigs and attending trade shows. THE EARLY YEARS Jon Hammond was born in Chicago in 1953. His father was a doctor and his mother was a housewife. They both played the piano. In 1957, his parents moved Jon and his four sisters to Berkeley, CA, where his father worked in a hospital as head of the emergency room. When he was nine, Jon started accordion lessons. “In those days, they had studios where parents would drop their kids off after school for tap dancing and accordion lessons. There were accordion bands and they would compete against each other.”

“Every time I see a musician walking down the street I say, ‘Hey, where’s the gig?’ Because it doesn’t matter what kind of music you play, if you’re carrying an instrument–going to a rehearsal, or coming back from a repair shop, whatever it is–we all need our gigs. And that’s what the union is all about. Hopefully, we can all keep working and be supportive of everybody’s gigs. There’s room for everybody.” Jon played his first gig at a senior citizens luncheon when he was eleven. Not only did he get a free lunch but he was paid $25 –a lot of money in those days. Jon says his father was supportive, but did not want him to pursue a music career. “He told me that music was a great hobby. He got me a wonderful professional accordion for my Bar Mitzvah, directly from John Molinari, one of the greatest accordionists who ever lived. It was a Guilietti Professional Tone Chamber accordion. That’s the accordion I won Jr. Jazz Champion on in 1966.” In high school, Jon attended a private boys school in San Francisco. He was a class clown, and when it got to the point where he was going to be expelled, Jon took his accordion and ran away from home. He immersed himself in the San Francisco music scene and started playing organ in several bands. By 1971 he was in a four piece rock group called Hades which shared a rehearsal space with Quicksilver Messenger Service. “I was friends with their manager, Ron Polte, who also managed guitarist John Cipollina. We got to open for his band, Copperhead.” Jon continued to play gigs in the Bay Area in different configurations, including a few gigs with a young Eddie Money. By this time Jon had become frustrated with the Bay Area scene. One night while playing a biker bar he got into a fight and his band didn’t come to his defense. “That was the last straw. I was angry and I said I wasn’t coming back.”

Jon in the early 70s Jon moved to Boston in 1973 to attend the Berklee School of Music. He also got a gig playing in Boston’s Combat Zone backing up burlesque shows. When Jon saw one of his idols, pianist Keith Jarrett play in New York he told him he was going to Berklee and asked him for advice. “Keith looked me right in the eye and said ‘Berklee can be very dangerous for your music.’ It was like he popped this huge bubble. Years later I came to understand what he was talking about. You have to learn the fundamentals, but the music itself comes from a much deeper place. They can’t teach that, you have to find it yourself.” When Jon’s teachers began sitting in on his gigs in Boston, he questioned why he was in school if the teachers were coming to play with him. He quit school, moved to Cape Cod and started playing with bandleader Lou Colombo. “He did all the private parties for Tip O’Neill. We played what they used to call the business man’s beat. On the gig it was forbidden to swing. It was like swing cut in half. So if you tried to go with the four, Lou would say, ‘Don’t swing it, don’t swing it.’ He pounded it into my head night after night.” LATE RENT In 1981 Jon took a trip to Paris where he broke through his writers block and wrote some of his best music. He returned to New York with his new tunes and started a production company with the idea of getting a record deal for a friend that had played on a #1 hit record. After months of pounding the pavement with no results, Jon realized he had better work on his own music before his money ran out. He took the last of his savings, including his upcoming rent money, and went into the studio to record what came to be known as “The Late Rent Sessions”. The session had Todd Anderson on tenor sax, Barry Finnerty on guitar, Stephen Ferrone on drums, and Jon on B3. They recorded at Intergalactic, the last studio that John Lennon recorded in. Jon had no luck getting a record deal for his new project, but he did get gigs in New York with his band Jon Hammond and the Late Rent Session Men.

Jon Hammond Band Onstage at NAMM, 2014: Joe Berger, Dom Famularo, Alex Budman, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond n 1982, Jon found out about public access television and the idea that anyone could produce a show and get it on TV. He started broadcasting on Manhattan’s public station in 1984. “I decided I was going to produce a radio show on TV. The first episodes showed just my tapping foot and my voice. It was a gimmick. We had graphics that were synchronized to go with the music. It worked out well. People dug it.” Within a few weeks, Jon was interviewed and featured in Billboard Magazine. The Jon Hammond Show was considered an alternative to the clips on Cable TV. “MTV was still in its infancy. We had a concept that was revolutionary. My phone started ringing and we were the hot kids on the block.” LIVING ABROAD Jon continued to play gigs in New York and produce his TV show. In 1987, he went to his first trade show (NAMM) where he was introduced to Mr. Julio Guilietti, the man who built his accordion. He then began traveling to trade shows and making contacts with musicians and companies around the world, including Hammond Suzuki. “They gave me the Hammond XB-2, the first really powerful portable Hammond organ. Glenn Derringer, one of my all-time heroes, presented it to me. I got one of the first. Paul Shaffer from the Letterman Show got the other. At the time there was only one EXP-100 expression pedal–we had to share the pedal. I used the pedal for my gigs and when Paul needed it I would bring it over to him at 30 Rockefeller Center on my bicycle.” In the early 90s, when his New York gigs began drying up, Jon was encouraged to go to Germany. “It was a hard time. My father had just died and there were very few gigs. I got the XB-2 organ right when I needed it, so I decided to take a chance. I bought a roundtrip ticket to Frankfurt with an open return. I went with 50 bucks and stayed for a year. When I came back, I had 100 bucks.” Jon stayed at a friend’s house and played a borrowed accordion on the street until he could get a band together. “I played on the street until my fingers turned blue and would collect enough money to get some fish soup. After about two weeks I got a call—I had put a band together and had 3 gigs coming up. A TV show had heard my story and wanted to do a story on me. At the first gig 19 people came; the second only 15 people came. Then I got the little spot on TV. When I came to the third gig people were lined up down the street. When I walked up I thought they were having an art exhibit. When they said, ‘No, they’re waiting for you.’ I choked up, I couldn’t even talk. So I’ve been playing there every year since. The people in Germany really saved my musical career at a time when very few things were happening for me in New York or San Francisco. I have a really good following in Europe. I keep busy as a musician in the States, playing hospitals and assisted living places, but my band dates I pretty much play overseas.” Jon’s Late Rent Sessions was eventually released on a German label and received modest airplay. During the 90s he travelled back and forth to Europe, spending a year playing gigs in Paris, and eventually settling in Hamburg. Since then he has released two more albums and has played gigs in Moscow, Shanghai, and Australia. With the help of the internet, Jon is able to produce his TV show anywhere. PRESENT DAY In the mid-2000s Jon produced Hammondcast, a radio program for CBS that aired in San Francisco at four in the morning and was rebroadcast before Oakland A’s games. “When the baseball games played in the afternoon, my show would play for about 20 minutes and then it was pre-empted. I had a lot of fun with that.” His guests included Danny Glover, Barry Melton from Country Joe & the Fish, and many local people. “It took me awhile to figure out that I had permission to broadcast anything I wanted. I could play the London Philharmonic or Stevie Wonder. My tag line was ‘Hello, Hello, Hello! Wake up or go back to sleep…’” Today, Jon continues to visit tradeshows and is determined to keep doing everything he does as long as he can. “I made a pact with my longtime co-producer, guitarist Joe Berger, that we are going to go to these trade shows until we are little old men with canes.” Jon has released four CDs

Jon Hammond at Summer NAMM in Nashville Music City Center Head Phone, NAMM Show Special, B3 Organ, Hilton Hotel, Bernard Purdie, Fatback Drums, Joe Berger, Cable Access Show, #HammondOrgan #NAMMShow

Jon Hammond Funk Unit Featured, Summer NAMM, Nashville, Tennessee - USA by Holda Paoletti-kampl - June 1, 2016

Accordions Worldwide Breaking News: Jon Hammond Funk Unit Featured, Summer NAMM, Nashville, Tennessee - USA by Holda Paoletti-kampl Jon Hammond Funk Unit Featured, Summer NAMM, Nashville, Tennessee - USA by Holda Paoletti-kampl http://www.accordions.com/news.aspx?d=27-May-2016&lang=en#art11769 Sylvia Pagni, Holda Paoletti-Kampl, Jon Hammond in Musikmesse Frankfurt Jon Hammond, Holda Paoletti-kampl Accordions Worldwide Editor http://accordions.com/, Joe Berger, Nello Gabrielloni in halle 3.0 at Musikmesse Accordion Radio News http://accordionradio.com/news.html Jon Hammond Funk Unit Featured, Summer NAMM, Nashville, Tennessee - USA by Holda Paoletti-Kampl Jon Hammond's Hammond Funk Unit quintet is performing a 40 minute set of his original compositions as part of the Summer NAMM Showcase at the famous Music City Center, Nashville. The concert is on Friday June 24th, 2pm to 2.40pm. California-based Jon Hammond is a jazz musician and radio presenter, best-known nowadays as an organist who regularly uses accordion in his group and for hospital and old folks concerts (picture below). Jon Hammond wrote: "Three of the musicians are Nashville based: R Barber (trombone), Louis ‘Flip’ Winfield (drums), Cord Martin (tenor saxophone) plus my long-time guitarist Joe Berger and myself on Hamond organ - both Joe and myself are officially from New York City, although I am also in California a lot - I’m still a New Yorker! There is a very strong chance that Lee Oskar will be joining us as Special Guest. I can’t guarantee that Lee will be onstage with us. We recently talked about doing it when we met at the ASCAP Pop Awards in Hollywood last month. He told me that he will be there and is going to try to make it, so we are going to have the stage set up for that, we have played together several times over the years. Lee was an award recipient at the ASCAP Pop Awards and besides being the original member of the legendary band WAR, he manufactures his own line of Lee Oskar Harmonicas that have been very popular with Blues and Rock performers for years. Here we are in Hollywood a couple of weeks ago, with Lee wearing the medal he was awarded." *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Get Back In The Groove Jon Hammond Band Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/GetBackInTheGrooveJonHammondBand Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=940444542651010 Youtube http://youtu.be/eKZ8vQGJq8Y Jon Hammond's composition "Get Back in The Groove" very special performance Jon Hammond Band in Jazzkeller Frankfurt Jon's annual musikmesse Warm Up Party with many close friends in attendance - Tony Lakatos on tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, special guest Lee Oskar harmonica, Jon Hammond organ / bass Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/6842260604 Hello New York! Jon Hammond Show 28 Minutes Preview 06/04 MNN TV - First segment: Jon Hammond's annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt - LATE RENT Jon Hammond Theme Song - Jon Hammond Band: Peter Klohmann tenor, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ - Video: Tino Pavlis - Second segment: First playing of the Todd Anderson arrangement of "Lydia's Tune" by Jon Hammond - Organist Jon Hammond composed this song in Paris France after flying there aboard Air France Concorde in year 1981, played here now with Meeting House Jazz Orchestra - #hammondcast Arranged and Conducted by tenor saxophonist Todd Anderson. Bob Rosen (tenor) presiding over the Music Program at Friends Seminary​ 230 year old school established on Manhattan's East Side - David Zalud trumpet, Greg Ruvolo trumpet, Jim Piela saxophone, Pat Hall, Art Baron​, Alfredo Marques trombones, (guitar solo): David Acker guitar, Mike Campenni drums, Charles Lee alto, more names coming! Thank you for playing my song and those listening and watching this Podcast folks! Jon Hammond​ ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP http://www.HammondCast.com/ TV Producers of Manhattan Neighborhood Network [MNN]​ - Manhattan Neighborhood Network​ - Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM​ of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM AFM Local 6 PROFILE http://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/ — with Alfredo Marques, Bob Rosen, Greg Ruvolo, Todd Anderson, Mike Campenni, Art Baron, David Acker, Charles Lee and AFM Local 6 at Friends Seminary. 3rd segment: Jon Hammond Band​ - Czechoslovakian Salsa Song by Jon Hammond (organ) Video Tino Pavlis Note: https://www.facebook.com/notes/jon-hammond-band/best-party-of-the-year-jon-hammonds-annual-musikmesse-warm-up-party-in-jazzkelle/1107482975950736 Best Party of The Year! Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse​ Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller​ Tuesday April 5th 2016 celebrating 30 years Jon Hammond​ – organ Joe Berger​ – guitar Peter Klohmann​ – saxophone Giovanni Totò Gulino​ – drums Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ “Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!” The Jon Hammond Show is a funky swinging instrumental revue, featuring top international soloists. The show has universal appeal. Big Hammond orgel sound – 100% organic ©JON HAMMOND International - JJ Guitars​ Suzuki Musical Instruments​ 4th segment: As Seen On MNN TV The Jon Hammond Show - Filmed in High Definition - Pocket Funk with NDR Horns - Jon Hammond Band special Auster Jazz Series - musical director Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Ernst-Friedrich Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Funky Heinz Lichius drums feature on this one, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass http://www.HammondCast.com/ special thanks dankeschön to Knut Simon and Lukas Aaron Hambrecht AutoBild Redaktion Team for bringing the Borgward, Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera (also a fine drummer) and all the Hamburg people who came to this party session, Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt - support from Musik Rotthoff, Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars, Jon Hammond the Sk1 Hammond manufactured by Suzuki Musical Instruments - Auster Bar Hamburg Eimsbüttel #hammondcast Producer Jon Hammond Language English Youtube https://youtu.be/HHyh9Hqj_bE Jon Hammond with his trusty Sennheiser HD 25-1 headphones x Duo Gig today: Marc Baum & Jon Hammond after the gig with dueling famous Remin Kart-A-Bag wheels, it's a wrap folks! http://jonhammondband.com/blog.html/ AFM Local 6 Member Profile JON HAMMOND: "WHERE'S THE GIG?" -- by ALEX WALSH https://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/ Jon Hammond is a musician, composer, bandleader, publisher, journalist, TV show host, radio DJ, and multi-media entrepreneur. He currently travels the world, playing gigs and attending trade shows. THE EARLY YEARS Jon Hammond was born in Chicago in 1953. His father was a doctor and his mother was a housewife. They both played the piano. In 1957, his parents moved Jon and his four sisters to Berkeley, CA, where his father worked in a hospital as head of the emergency room. When he was nine, Jon started accordion lessons. “In those days, they had studios where parents would drop their kids off after school for tap dancing and accordion lessons. There were accordion bands and they would compete against each other.”

“Every time I see a musician walking down the street I say, ‘Hey, where’s the gig?’ Because it doesn’t matter what kind of music you play, if you’re carrying an instrument–going to a rehearsal, or coming back from a repair shop, whatever it is–we all need our gigs. And that’s what the union is all about. Hopefully, we can all keep working and be supportive of everybody’s gigs. There’s room for everybody.” Jon played his first gig at a senior citizens luncheon when he was eleven. Not only did he get a free lunch but he was paid $25 –a lot of money in those days. Jon says his father was supportive, but did not want him to pursue a music career. “He told me that music was a great hobby. He got me a wonderful professional accordion for my Bar Mitzvah, directly from John Molinari, one of the greatest accordionists who ever lived. It was a Guilietti Professional Tone Chamber accordion. That’s the accordion I won Jr. Jazz Champion on in 1966.” In high school, Jon attended a private boys school in San Francisco. He was a class clown, and when it got to the point where he was going to be expelled, Jon took his accordion and ran away from home. He immersed himself in the San Francisco music scene and started playing organ in several bands. By 1971 he was in a four piece rock group called Hades which shared a rehearsal space with Quicksilver Messenger Service. “I was friends with their manager, Ron Polte, who also managed guitarist John Cipollina. We got to open for his band, Copperhead.” Jon continued to play gigs in the Bay Area in different configurations, including a few gigs with a young Eddie Money. By this time Jon had become frustrated with the Bay Area scene. One night while playing a biker bar he got into a fight and his band didn’t come to his defense. “That was the last straw. I was angry and I said I wasn’t coming back.”

Jon in the early 70s Jon moved to Boston in 1973 to attend the Berklee School of Music. He also got a gig playing in Boston’s Combat Zone backing up burlesque shows. When Jon saw one of his idols, pianist Keith Jarrett play in New York he told him he was going to Berklee and asked him for advice. “Keith looked me right in the eye and said ‘Berklee can be very dangerous for your music.’ It was like he popped this huge bubble. Years later I came to understand what he was talking about. You have to learn the fundamentals, but the music itself comes from a much deeper place. They can’t teach that, you have to find it yourself.” When Jon’s teachers began sitting in on his gigs in Boston, he questioned why he was in school if the teachers were coming to play with him. He quit school, moved to Cape Cod and started playing with bandleader Lou Colombo. “He did all the private parties for Tip O’Neill. We played what they used to call the business man’s beat. On the gig it was forbidden to swing. It was like swing cut in half. So if you tried to go with the four, Lou would say, ‘Don’t swing it, don’t swing it.’ He pounded it into my head night after night.” LATE RENT In 1981 Jon took a trip to Paris where he broke through his writers block and wrote some of his best music. He returned to New York with his new tunes and started a production company with the idea of getting a record deal for a friend that had played on a #1 hit record. After months of pounding the pavement with no results, Jon realized he had better work on his own music before his money ran out. He took the last of his savings, including his upcoming rent money, and went into the studio to record what came to be known as “The Late Rent Sessions”. The session had Todd Anderson on tenor sax, Barry Finnerty on guitar, Stephen Ferrone on drums, and Jon on B3. They recorded at Intergalactic, the last studio that John Lennon recorded in. Jon had no luck getting a record deal for his new project, but he did get gigs in New York with his band Jon Hammond and the Late Rent Session Men.

Jon Hammond Band Onstage at NAMM, 2014: Joe Berger, Dom Famularo, Alex Budman, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond n 1982, Jon found out about public access television and the idea that anyone could produce a show and get it on TV. He started broadcasting on Manhattan’s public station in 1984. “I decided I was going to produce a radio show on TV. The first episodes showed just my tapping foot and my voice. It was a gimmick. We had graphics that were synchronized to go with the music. It worked out well. People dug it.” Within a few weeks, Jon was interviewed and featured in Billboard Magazine. The Jon Hammond Show was considered an alternative to the clips on Cable TV. “MTV was still in its infancy. We had a concept that was revolutionary. My phone started ringing and we were the hot kids on the block.” LIVING ABROAD Jon continued to play gigs in New York and produce his TV show. In 1987, he went to his first trade show (NAMM) where he was introduced to Mr. Julio Guilietti, the man who built his accordion. He then began traveling to trade shows and making contacts with musicians and companies around the world, including Hammond Suzuki. “They gave me the Hammond XB-2, the first really powerful portable Hammond organ. Glenn Derringer, one of my all-time heroes, presented it to me. I got one of the first. Paul Shaffer from the Letterman Show got the other. At the time there was only one EXP-100 expression pedal–we had to share the pedal. I used the pedal for my gigs and when Paul needed it I would bring it over to him at 30 Rockefeller Center on my bicycle.” In the early 90s, when his New York gigs began drying up, Jon was encouraged to go to Germany. “It was a hard time. My father had just died and there were very few gigs. I got the XB-2 organ right when I needed it, so I decided to take a chance. I bought a roundtrip ticket to Frankfurt with an open return. I went with 50 bucks and stayed for a year. When I came back, I had 100 bucks.” Jon stayed at a friend’s house and played a borrowed accordion on the street until he could get a band together. “I played on the street until my fingers turned blue and would collect enough money to get some fish soup. After about two weeks I got a call—I had put a band together and had 3 gigs coming up. A TV show had heard my story and wanted to do a story on me. At the first gig 19 people came; the second only 15 people came. Then I got the little spot on TV. When I came to the third gig people were lined up down the street. When I walked up I thought they were having an art exhibit. When they said, ‘No, they’re waiting for you.’ I choked up, I couldn’t even talk. So I’ve been playing there every year since. The people in Germany really saved my musical career at a time when very few things were happening for me in New York or San Francisco. I have a really good following in Europe. I keep busy as a musician in the States, playing hospitals and assisted living places, but my band dates I pretty much play overseas.” Jon’s Late Rent Sessions was eventually released on a German label and received modest airplay. During the 90s he travelled back and forth to Europe, spending a year playing gigs in Paris, and eventually settling in Hamburg. Since then he has released two more albums and has played gigs in Moscow, Shanghai, and Australia. With the help of the internet, Jon is able to produce his TV show anywhere. PRESENT DAY In the mid-2000s Jon produced Hammondcast, a radio program for CBS that aired in San Francisco at four in the morning and was rebroadcast before Oakland A’s games. “When the baseball games played in the afternoon, my show would play for about 20 minutes and then it was pre-empted. I had a lot of fun with that.” His guests included Danny Glover, Barry Melton from Country Joe & the Fish, and many local people. “It took me awhile to figure out that I had permission to broadcast anything I wanted. I could play the London Philharmonic or Stevie Wonder. My tag line was ‘Hello, Hello, Hello! Wake up or go back to sleep…’” Today, Jon continues to visit tradeshows and is determined to keep doing everything he does as long as he can. “I made a pact with my longtime co-producer, guitarist Joe Berger, that we are going to go to these trade shows until we are little old men with canes.” Jon has released four CDs

Jon Hammond Entertaining on Excelsior Accordion in Bernal Heights SF Neighborhood Center -- photo by Cheryl Fippen Local 6

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Marshall Stax Spins Jon Hammond Band On KALX 90.7 FM - May 31, 2016

*WATCH RADIO BROADCAST HERE: Marshall Stax Spins Jon Hammond Band on KALX Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/MarshallStaxSpinsJonHamondBandOnKALX90.7FM Youtube https://youtu.be/HOLGBg5TORU Marshall Stax host of "Next Big Thing" program spins "Pocket Funk" by Jon Hammond Band on KALX 90.7 FM - Musicians: Lutz Büchner saxophone, Ernst-Friedrich Fiete Felsch saxophone, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Joe Berger guitar, Heinz Lichius drums, Jon Hammond organ http://www.HammondCast.com/ Hosted by Marshall Stax. Every Monday night from 6 pm to 7 pm http://kalx.berkeley.edu/ Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153495668612102/ KALX, 90.7 FM, Marshall Stax, The Next Big Thing, Jon Hammond, UC Berkeley, Pocket Funk, #HammondOrgan #KALX #Radio

Revisiting Microsoft MSNTV aka WebTV Page Builders and update by Jon Hammond before MSN killed subscription service - May 30, 2016

Revisiting Microsoft MSNTV aka WebTV Page Builders and update by Jon Hammond before MSN killed subscription service *WATCH TV SHOW HERE: Jon Hammond Show 28 Minutes Preview 06/04 MNN TV Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/6842260604 Hello New York! Jon Hammond Show 28 Minutes Preview 06/04 MNN TV http://laterent.blogspot.com/2016/05/jon-hammond-show-28-minutes-preview.html Last Visit of WebTV Pagebuilder Pages Days Before Going Offline Forever Killed Off by Microsoft MSNTV by Jon Hammond This LINK (and others of mine): http://community-4.webtv.net/GoldenPenMan/BLUESINTHEMOSCOW/ will be a Dead Link soon, thanks to the folks at MSN Microsoft unfortunately. BLUES IN THE MOSCOW WHITE NIGHTS by organist Jon Hammond (USA) Tenor saxophonist IGOR BUTMAN & organist JON HAMMOND Backstage at Le Club jazz club in Moscow with Igor and Jon beaming after first successful concerts in Russia together! Note: See's Candy *in box, is a major sponsor of jazz events & concerts in San Francisco Bay Area thanks to Charles N. Huggins and company. Jazz Quad article: "Blues In The Moscow White Nights": The story of my first concerts in Russia with Igor Butman (sax), Eduard Zizak (drums) by organist Jon Hammond (USA) for Jazz Quad Coming to Russia to play in concert together with Igor Butman and Eduard Zizak recently, was one of the greatest experiences in my life/career! I was highly anticipating this journey for many reasons. First of all since my family originally came from Russia and Latvia many years ago, I had heard so many stories as a young child about the land and people I was about to visit. My grandparents were never able to return to Russia but when I arrived it felt like I was coming home. From the beginning of my preparations I could see that this was not going to be any ordinary music tour! From obtaining visas it was apparent that the procedure was slightly different. I traveled with my girlfriend Jennifer on British Airways departing JFK to London and then from there we changed planes to Moscow. Upon arriving at Moscow SVO airport we quickly found ourselves among 20 persons who arrived with no baggage. There was nobody there to speak in English with from BA, so we had an interesting conversation and procedure with the official Lost and Found desk there and filled out the Baggage Irregularity Report papers. Leaving the customs area without our baggage we were very happy when we stepped out and saw a nice man holding a big Jon Hammond poster. We knew this was our man! Luckily we came 2 days before the concerts and our bags were finally found and delivered to our hotel the next day. Marat Garipov, the gentleman who came to pick us up, is one of Igor Butman's managers. Very nice guy and we had a great time speaking with him on the drive in to Moscow about his daughters and many shared interests. The traffic was very heavy coming in and it took about 1 1/2 hours to come in to Moscow, but we got a great first look at beautiful Moscow! What an incredible city...to me it looks like the Magic Kingdom that Walt Disney tried to recreate, only many of the buildings were built hundreds of years ago! Fantastic architecture. When we checked in to the hotel, first we had to surrender our passports for some sort of official process. When we came up to our room on the 10th floor we found that we had a spectacular view of Red Square right outside our windows! The view was absolutely magnificent. Because it was the 3rd week of June, the days are the longest of the year and known as the White Nights. 10 at night looked like bright daylight! My first night I spent making many calls to trace our baggage and see about getting our passports back while my girlfriend slept. Finally back in posesssion of my instruments and our passports I was then very relieved and could really start enjoying the fact that I was really in Moscow! The night before my first concert at Le Club, we were guests to attend the concert of bassist Alex Rostotsky and his fine group. We had a very enjoyable time dining and listening to Alex's music and got to meet him and his musicians later in the evening. We also had the pleasure of meeting Faina Cobham who is Igor's manager and also managing Le Club. She is very nice and took great care in arranging every detail of our stay in Moscow. I knew right away that we were in care of special angels. After a wonderful dinner/show and cappucinos at Le Club, Faina personally drove us back to our hotel, the famous Rossiya by Red Square. I was very tired by this point so I slept like a rock. The next day was the big Friday of our first show. Most of the day I stayed in the room practicing my instrument and looking out at Red Square. Jennifer and I wanted to get to the club early so that we could get a sound check and settle in. Faina picked us up and we stuffed my organ and all our equipment in her compact car and off we went to Le Club in the Taganka Theatre Building. When we arrived the big friendly doormen picked up my heavy cases like they were toothpicks and brought them up the stairs for me! Vladimir the sound engineer for the club was very smooth and professional, and a very nice guy. We got a good sound on the organ and then came Eduard Zizak the great drummer! I had already met Eduard in New York the week before when he was there performing with Igor's quartet at Birdland. Eduard is an incredible drummer and also a very nice guy. We made a little soundcheck and right away I could tell that he had listened to my music and we would lock up with some very tight grooves...no problem! But where was Igor? I was hoping for a little mini-rehearsel with Igor but when I saw the public coming in to have dinner I knew it was too late for that! Igor arrived with his entourage and it was great to see him...he told me not to worry and apologised for not coming earlier. Igor is in big demand with a very busy schedule, so I am very lucky and honored that he could take the time to perform with me together even as his new cd album "Prophecy" was just released on the Universal Label. We had time only for a 5 minute soundcheck and I showed Igor my book. This was going to be a very spontaneous performance, no doubt about it! We decided to record it, and Vladimir did a fantastic job on the recording on their new digital recording console that they had just brought back from New York. From the first notes I knew that this would be one of those magic nights I would never forget. The response from the audience was wonderful. I could only say in Russsian, "Ya LuBlu Vas"...which means, I love you all. And when I said the words to the people I got a great feeling back from them. First set was just fine and then on the break I was introduced to many press people and some fantastic local musicians. I was very honored that they all came to greet me. And then Igor proudly introduced me to 2 of the legendary jazz musicians of Moscow-accordionist Vladimir Danilin and guitarist Alexei Kuznezov. They said they had their instruments in the car and so yes we decided right away to make a live session together. It was incredible from the first song on the 2nd set, playing together with these fantastic Moscow musicians! It felt like we had been playing together for 20 years. These musicians are some of the greatest I have ever heard and played together with. The audience was loving every bit of it, just as much as I! I was so happy that Vladimir was getting it all on tape and Jennifer was also running the video machine and taking pictures also. By the end of the night I was very satisfied with how everything went. Igor personally drove Jennifer and I back to the hotel in his nice car with fantastic sound system. Great night! The next day we got a nice tour from our friends Eva Steiner and her nice husband Leo from the Austrian Embassy. We ended the afternoon by having lunch in the Rossiya and I got to have my first excellent bowl of Borscht! I excused myself afterwards to take a nap as I was quite tired and knew it would be another big night at Le Club. I had a refreshing sleep and then I must say that the shower at the Rossiya is the best shower I have ever had in my life! The shower head resembles a little Sputnick! The water comes out full force...no water saving there at the Rossiya. Wonderful. This time when Faina picked us up we didn't have the organ with us. For the first time I left my instrument in the club because I could see the security there is excellent, 24 hours. Already there were journalists at the club to meet. I was very happy to meet Cyril Moshkow. We had many e mails before coming and he is a very nice guy also and very serious jazz journalist. He is the president of the Russian Jazz Journalist organization. We had a nice conversation and Cyril took some pictures of the concert for his website. Also we met Igor Moskvichev from Russian "Hit Parade" magazine and Mr. Kumalo from the South African Embassy. Jon Hammond with South African Minister-Counsellor Mpendulo Kumalo Igor Butman, Eduard Zizak, Jon Hammond foto courtesy of Igor Moskvichev The Journey Home to USA from Moscow After the 2nd successful night playing in trio with Igor and Eduard, we sadly said our goodbyes. But we are very excited about Igor coming to New York with his entire 18 piece bigband to perform in concert with Wynton Marsalis and Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra in September! Igor sent us back to the hotel in care of one of his professional security men. We were very happy and relaxed with no fears in the Moscow night as we sped through the streets in a taxicab back to the Rossiya. The following day we had a chance to do a little more shopping for souveniers and pack all the bags for our trip back to New York JFK. Checking out from the hotel the reception people were very friendly and asked me to autograph my new cd "Hammond's Bolero" for them *link: http://www.amazon.com/Hammonds-Bolero-Jon-Hammond/dp/B000BX372E hey called me Jazz Man. We enjoyed our stay there very much! It was a wonderful experience from beginning to end. I am happy that we have professional recordings of the concerts with Igor, Eduard and our special guest musicians Vladimir Danilin and Alexei Kuznezov. We are talking about creating a live cd release from the concerts at Le Club. As they say, we came to "Celebrate the diplomatic power of jazz" with ™ "Blues In The Moscow White Nights"! by Jon Hammond *Member Local 802, Local 6/ASCAP Artist Jon Hammond standing at the Le Club marquis Jon Hammond & Ed Zizak Jon Hammond at Le Club Jon Hammond hits the bar at Moscow's best jazz club-Le Club in Theatre Taganka WebTV Special Thanks Link going down http://community-4.webtv.net/ExcelsiorAccordions/SPECIALTHANKSfrom/ Jon Hammond would especially like to thank: Marco Galeazzi, Donatella Milella, Roberto Lucanero, Nello Gabrielloni & family-Excelsior CEMEX Accordions, Glenn Derringer Kustom, Michael Maier Falkenstein family, Mario Tettamanti, Rossano Chiaramoni RCH Cases, Joe Aloia, Superlux Microphones Goang Fann Co. Ltd. Jenny Shen, Nico Teng, David Liu, Barbara K. 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Douglas, Charles Huggins-See's Candy, Leslie Stewart, Ken Shapero-Jazz Factory, Commodore Hotel SF: Bina, Joseph, Melanie, Gitanjali, Jeff, Jeff Mason, Anatoly Kiryushkin, Igor Moskvichev, Bill Cobham, Silvia Pagni, Gunther Zint, Sergei Shidlouskij, Ryo Kawasaki, AND all our viewers of The Jon Hammond Show over the last 21 years! (30 years now) (was) Powered by MSN TV *former Link going down: http://community-4.webtv.net/laterent/ALLJONHAMMONDRADIO/ ALL JON HAMMOND RADIO...ALL THE TIME! Jon Hammond Radio Podcast - Hammondcast is HERE! ALL JON HAMMOND RADIO...ALL THE TIME! Jon Hammond / HammondCast Blog: http://laterent.blogspot.com *new: http://www.jonhammondband.com/music-29.html http://www.jonhammondband.com/music-26.html http://www.jonhammondband.com/music-25.html http://www.jonhammondband.com/music-24.html http://www.jonhammondband.com/music-23.html ON HAMMOND, Ham-Berger-Friz Records recording artist will be hosting a variety of programs, all with Jon Hammond Theme: Jon Hammond Music, Jon Hammond Talk, Jon Hammond Soft-News, Jon Hammond Travel, Jon Hammond Cooking, Jon Hammond Music Instruction, Jon Hammond Sponsors, Jon Hammond Movie Reviews, Jon Hammond Story Time, Jon Hammond Funky Swingin' Jazz & Blues Show, Jon Hammond Cool Dinner Jazz Show, The Best of Jon Hammond Show from MCTV The Jon Hammond Show, Jon Hammond Cruise Ship Review Show, Jon Hammond Style Show, Jon Hammond Blues Show, Jon Hammond Jazz Radio Show, Jon Hammond Piano Jazz Show, Jon Hammond Hammond Organ Show, Jon Hammond Excelsior Accordion Hour, Jon Hammond Classic Rock, Jon Hammond the Travelling Music Reporter, Jon Hammond New Tech Product Reviews, Jon Hammond Car Trends, Jon Hammond Tour Bus, Jon Hammond Air Traveller, Jon Hammond Riding the Rails, New York Jon Hammond Show, Jon Hammond International Radio ALL JON HAMMOND RADIO...ALL THE TIME! JON HAMMOND with CHRIS CORTEZ at KCSM 91.1 FM *From Jon Hammond International WebTV Pagebuilder site: Official Website of JON HAMMOND *As seen on MCTV THE JON HAMMOND SHOW *Excerpt: World renowned musician/composer host of The Jon Hammond Show. Accordionist, Piano, Bandleader TV/Radio personality and Voice Over Artist. Member: American Federation of Musicians Union-Local 6 and Local 802, ASCAP Artist. To send mail to Mr. Hammond: POB #754 Times Square Station, New York, NY 10108 USA JON HAMMOND ™ American Jazz Accordionist Excelsior Accordion Exclusively Mr. Hammond's clothing by DG William Uniform & Clothing Shanghai *New HammondCast radio shows, Listen *here: http://www.jonhammondband.com/music-29.html http://www.jonhammondband.com/music-26.html http://www.jonhammondband.com/music-25.html http://www.jonhammondband.com/music-24.html http://www.jonhammondband.com/music-23.html This LINK: http://community.webtv.net/laterent/JONHAMMOND will be a Dead Link soon, thanks to the folks at MSN Microsoft unfortunately. You can see my WebTV email on the TV screen, this is how I did it for years - (while practicing accordion on my Excelsior Accordion): A really nice feature that was offered for the people who used the Philips Magnavox MAT-976 WebTV Plus box was the ability to publish websites with the Pagebuilder feature, I built my very first websites using Pagebuilders and they will all be disabled after Sept. 30, 2013 - here is the URL of my very first WebTV Pagebuilder website, it is online for only a short time more and I will put some of the content on this blog posting - this is the actual URL: http://community-4.webtv.net/laterent/JONHAMMOND/ Wikipedia for "MSN TV" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MSN_TV "MSN TV (formerly WebTV) is the name of both a thin client which uses a television for display (rather than a computer monitor), and the online service that supports it. The product and service was developed by WebTV Networks, Inc., a company purchased by Microsoft Corporation and absorbed into MSN (the Microsoft Network). While most thin clients developed in the mid-1990s were positioned as diskless workstations for corporate intranets, WebTV was positioned as a consumer device for web access. The WebTV product is an adapter that allows a television set to be connected to the Internet, primarily for web browsing and e-mail. The setup includes a web browser, a corded or wireless (e.g., bluetooth or IRDA) keyboard and a connection, using a modem, ADSL, cable Internet access, or power line communication. While WebTV does not allow as much functionality as a computer-based web browser, it is a low-cost alternative to a traditional computer connection to the Internet. On July 1, 2013, an email was sent out to customers that the service will be shutting down on September 30, 2013, and customer service will be available until January 15, 2014." Old article: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/press/2001/jul01/07-18renamepr.aspx WebTV Internet Service Renamed "MSN TV Service" July 18, 2001 Rebranded Service to Provide Consumers With a Greater Breadth of Services And Content From MSN *Note: now unfortunately Microsoft will kill it off folks, Jon Hammond "REDMOND, Wash., July 18, 2001 — The MSN® network of Internet services, the worlds leading consumer network with over 230 million unique users, today announced the renaming of WebTV® Internet Service to MSN TV service. This move furthers the MSN commitment to delivering premium online content and services any time, anywhere and on any device. This transition will accelerate the integration of outstanding MSN content and services such as the MSN Hotmail® service, the worlds largest Web-based e-mail service to users of the WebTV Classic, WebTV Plus, UltimateTV® service and Dishplayer devices, offering consumers more ways to access the Internet and make MSN their home on the Web." "WebTV briefly classified as a weapon[edit source] Because WebTV utilized strong encryption, upon launch in 1996, WebTV was classified as munitions (a military weapon) by the United States government and was therefore barred from export under United States security laws at the time. Because WebTV was widely distributed in consumer electronic stores under the Sony and Philips brands for only US$325, its munitions classification was used to argue that the US should no longer consider devices incorporating strong encryption to be munitions, and should permit their export. WebTV obtained a special exemption permitting its export, despite the strong encryption, and shortly thereafter, laws concerning export of cryptography in the United States were changed to generally permit the export of strong encryption.[14] Microsoft takes notice[edit source] In February 1997, in an investor meeting with Microsoft, Steve Perlman was approached by Microsoft's Senior Vice President for Consumer Platforms Division, Craig Mundie. Despite the fact that the initial WebTV sales had been modest, Mundie expressed that Microsoft was impressed with WebTV and saw significant potential both in WebTV's product offering and in applying the technology to other Microsoft consumer and video product offerings. Microsoft offered to acquire WebTV, build a Microsoft campus in Silicon Valley around WebTV, and establish WebTV as a Microsoft division to develop television-based products and services, with Perlman as the division's president.[3][8] Discussions proceeded rapidly, involving Bill Gates, then CEO of Microsoft, personally. Gates called Perlman at his home on Easter Sunday in March 1997, and Perlman described to Gates WebTV's next generation products in development, which would be the first consumer devices to incorporate hard disks, including the WebTV Plus, and the WebTV Digital Video Recorders. Gates' interest was piqued, and negotiations between Microsoft and WebTV rapidly proceeded to closure, with both sides working around the clock to get the deal done.[3][8] Indeed, the parties were unaware that they were losing an hour of negotiation the night before the planned announcement due to the change to Daylight Saving Time, and they almost did not have enough time to close the deal.[3] On Sunday, April 6, 1997, 20 months after WebTV's founding, and only six weeks after negotiations with Microsoft began, during a scheduled speech at the National Association of Broadcasters conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, Craig Mundie announced that Microsoft had acquired WebTV. The acquisition price was US$503 million, but WebTV was so young a company that most of the employees' stock options had yet to be vested. As such, the vested shares at the time of the announcement amounted to US$425 million, and that was the acquisition price announced.[3][9] Subsequent to the acquisition, WebTV became a Silicon Valley-based division of Microsoft, with Steve Perlman as its president. The WebTV division began developing most of Microsoft's television-based products, including the first satellite Digital Video Recorders (the DishPlayer for EchoStar's Dish Network and UltimateTV for DirecTV), Microsoft's cable TV products, the Xbox 360 hardware, and Microsoft's Mediaroom IPTV platform.[8][15][16] In May 1999, America Online announced that it was going to compete directly with Microsoft in delivering Internet over television sets by introducing AOL TV.[13] In June 1999, Steve Perlman left Microsoft and started Rearden, a business incubator for new companies in media and entertainment technology.[15] Microsoft worked with Sega in that same year and developed Microsoft WebTV for the Dreamcast game console. This was the first TV set-top box from a major vendor that offered high-end online gaming, internet access, and interactive television, as well as the first glimpse at WebTV running on Microsoft's Windows CE operating system. This would later lead Microsoft to create their own game consoles (Xbox & Xbox 360) and use this same technology within it." MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Special Announcement! JUNE 22 & 23, at Shoreline Ampitheatre!! **Updated JON HAMMOND Itinerary International: Where's Jon?! Current itinerary dates at bottom, scroll down. Announcing to the people at Shoreline Ampitheatre that we have been invited back to be on the program of NEW ORLEANS BY THE BAY FOOD AND MUSIC FESTIVAL again next year by the Bill Graham Presents people in San Francisco, Cal. JUNE 22 & 23 at Shoreline Ampitheatre-NEW ORLEANS BY THE BAY FOOD AND MUSIC FESTIVAL!! Be sure and catch Jon Hammond & Band at John Lee Hooker's BOOM BOOM ROOM Aug. 14 Outside concerts: Sept. 29-Boedeckker Park, Tenderloin SF Oct. 5-Yerba Buena Garden-SF Sept. 13- in San Jose Airport Southwest Airlines Boarding Area Oct. 10-Manhattan Plaza, New York City Oct. 31-Halloween Party, Laguna Honda Hospital Nov. 30-Boom Boom Room w/ James Brown's drummer Erik Hargrove Dec. 5- Opera Plaza, S.F. Dec. 8- Laguna Honda Hospital Dec. 9-11 OLYMPIC VOYAGER Dec. 25- HHRC Club Jan. 8-11- Westin Rio Resort Puerto Rico March 7-11- Frankfurt Musikmesse 2001 March 9 & 10th- Jazzkeller Hofheim 15 jahr Jubilee Party! *Note: Special Thanks to the musicians...Erik Hargrove of James Brown Soul Generals, Kevin Mauder, Tyrone Starks, Christian Munchinger, Steven King, Tony Horowitz, Lee Oskar (WAR), and especially main man Robert Hutya of Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg and brother Otmar Hutya for helping to make the shows at Musikmesse 2001 a big success!! **And Marco Galeazzi, Donatella and the Excelsior CEMEX team...Special Grazzia!! FRITZ Magazine-Manuel Schreiner, Joachim "Jo-Jo" Tucksen and Jazzkeller Hofheim team, Yucel "ALI" Atiker Universal Video Studios, Joe Berger-B.E.A.M. Audio. March 19th, 2001 Manhattan Plaza (my own birthday party with special friends!) June 23 & 24th, Shoreline Ampitheatre-New Orleans by the Bay Food and Music Festival March 2002- Musikmesse 2002 (16 year JUBILEE!) *March 2002...Return to the Jazzkeller Hofheim! BIG PARTY!! April 28th, 2001-Laguna Honda Hospital, 2 hour walkaround the wards with accordion April 30th, John Lee Hooker's BOOM BOOM ROOM in San Francisco June 2-Laguna Honda Hospital, Clarendon Building June 9th 2001, Opening ceremonies for Emeryville California CITY HALL! June 9th pm-Fairmont Hotel, grand piano June 10th-Hotel Pierre, San Francisco June 15th-Laguna Honda Hospital, Clarendon Building *note! June 23 and 24th Shoreline Show with Bonnie Raitt and The Funky Meters! July 1-Boom Boom Room, S.F. July 10-Manhattan Plaza July 13-NDR Radio Broadcast Hamburg Germany July 17th-NOON TIME SHOW outside at 1275 Market St. San Francisco! August 25th-solo accordion at Laguna Honda Hospital, Clarendon Building August 29th-*NOTE! This show canceled NOON TIME SHOW outside at 525 Market St. San Francisco...don't go. Sept. 20th: Taping: The Jon Hammond Show-big band arrangements of music of Led Zeppelin conducted by trumpeter Bill Warfield at Local 802 hall on W. 48th St. Manhattan **tune in on Time/Warner MNN TV! Sept. 30-Oct. 8th Hamburg Germany Oct. 27th-Laguna Honda Hospital Psych Ward, solo accordion in wards Oct. 27th-clubdate SF Nov. 3rd-Laguna Honda Hospitals, "doubles" 4 hours of continuous accordion music in the wards Nov. 5th-12th, recording sessions New York City Nov. 18th-Boom Boom Room, S.F. Dec. 12-Opera Plaza private holiday party Dec. 14-private christmas party Alfred Hitchcock bldg. Dec. 15-doubles in Laguna Honda Hospital Dec. 19-SF County Women's Jail "Pod E" Women's Jail Facility Dec. 21-Laguna Honda Hospital Dec. 27-Kwaanza Celebration with Ronnie Smith-drums at Laguna Honda Hospital Dec. 31-New Years party with Larry Schneider San Francisco HAPPY NEW YEAR 2002! Jan. 17 and 18 Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim! Jan. 19-solo accordion Laguna Honda Hospital Jan. 26-solo accordion in locked wards Laguna Honda Hospital Jan. 27-doubles in Laguna Honda Hospital Feb. 4th-Jury Duty New York City! March 1st-Smiley's Schooner Saloon and Hotel, Bolinas CA with Barry Finnerty guitar March 4th-Jon Hammond Funk Explosion at Boom Boom Room SF March 14-Cafe KLEMM-Frankfurt March 15 + 16th-Jazzkeller Hofheim (Germany) March 30-solo show in Psychiatric Ward of Laguna Honda Hospital SF April 8-American Legion Post Building, 248 132nd St. Harlem NYC April 11-Cobb's Corner-S.F. April 13-doubles at Lagua Honda Hospital April 25-Laguna Honda Hospital May 4-Laguna Honda Hospital May 10-Chicago-Green Mill + Chicago Brauhaus May 12-New York-American Legion Post 132nd St. Harlem May 18-Solo Piano FOUR SEASONS HOTEL S.F. May 19-Doubles: Laguna Honda Hospital S.F. June 1 - Doubles: Laguna Honda Hospital, solo on Casio MZ2000 June 6 - Bruno's Nightclub and Restaurant S.F.,, trio on Hammond B3 organ June 7 - Bruno's - trio gig and Police Sound Check pursuant to S.F. Police Commision Hearing June 12- solo piano at Bruno's Nightclub June 14- organ trio at Bruno's Nightclub SF. June 22 and 23-SHORELINE AMPITHEATRE-the 14th annual NEW ORLEANS BY THE BAY FOOD AND MUSIC FESTIVAL..opening show for Taj Mahal and Delbert McClinton! July 6- American Legion Post, Harlem NYC 132nd St. July 9- Recording session with Joe Berger NYC July 13- wedding in Nevada City CA July 19- Laguna Honda Hospital SF July 25- East Park Apartments' "Tony" the maintenance man's retirement luncheon S.F. July 25- Bruno's Nightclub S.F. - organ trio Aug. 17- Wedding gig Central Park NYC Aug. 24- doubles accordion gig at Laguna Honda Hospital Aug. 25- Cotati Accordion Festival Aug. 27- Jon Hammond Trio at Bruno's SF Sept. 6- session with guitarist Bill Wurtzel NYC Sept. 9- production meeting with Bernard Purdie Sept. 11- 9/11 United Airlines / Amercian Airlines Memorial Tribute to the Heroes in Washington Square Park NYC Sept. 19- 2 hour accordion concert Times Square Subway sation Sept. 22- recording session with Ronnie Smith and Alex Budman in Local 6 hall San Frandcisco Sept. 28th- Doubles accordion gig in Clarnedon Hall, Laguna Honda Hospital S.F. October 16-19 MUSIC CHINA Shanghai China! Oct. 16th evening, Jon will perform at the Shanghai Grand Theatre- Opening Night Reception of Music China with FangLin the phenomenal 14 year old accordion champion of China! While in Shanghai Mr. Hammond is a guest of the Renaissance Yangtze Shanghai Hotel: (0086).21-627.50000 Oct. 28- Laguna Honda Hospital, "doubles" solo Oct. 29- Recording at Local 6 hall SF Oct. 29- Bruno's SF with Ronnie Smith/Alex Budman *spcl. guests: Michael Rinta & Joe Rodriguez Nov. 5/6- recording new record- Unique Studios Times Square NYC w/Alex Budman, Ronnie Smith and Joe Berger at the controls. Nov. 16- taping for TV: "Alice in Wonderland" show with Igor & Ilona Kisil and Company at the world-famous Odessa Nightclub in Brighton Beach Brooklyn Nov. 23- Osaka Japan-Rug Time w/ Midori Ono Nov. 27- Photo Shoot for cover: "Hammond's Bolero" Brennan's and train track Berkeley CA Nov. 30- Doubles Laguna Honda Hospital- SF Dec. 3, 4, 5- Studio sessions w/Joe Berger- NYC Dec. 10- Opera Plaza Christmas event- S.F. Dec. 16- SF County Jail #8, "Pod E" Dec. 21- Doubles Laguna Honda Hospital- S.F. Dec. 25th - Christmas show Laguna Honda Hospital Dec. 30 - Session with saxophonist Don Pender and drummer Bob Ramirez at Local 6 Union Hall Dec. 31 - New Years date CANCELED Horizons Sausalito HAPPY NEW YEARS 2003! 2003 Gigs: My new album "Hammond's Bolero" is coming out Jan. 9th! *info: http://www.amazon.com/Hammonds-Bolero-Jon-Hammond/dp/B000BX372E Jan. 16- NAMM Anaheim Jan. 21- Frankfurt Germany Jan. 22/23 NDR Radio Hamburg Jan. 24- Hamburg Germany- Birdland Jazz Club with Lutz Buchner- tenor sax, Heinz Lichius- drums *note: Birdland gig was packed!! **Hamburger Abendblatt newspaper wrote: Ob Doors-Liebhaber oder Baseball Freak: Sie alle lieben die SCHWEINEORGEL besser bekannt als Hammondorgel Ein Meister am Erzdamon der Musikinstrumente ist nomen est omen - Jon Hammond. Der Tastengott und TV - Pionier ist zurzeit mit Lutz Buchner, Ed Harris, und Heinz Lichius unterwegs, um Groove-Jazz mit maximaler Ausdrucskraft zum Besten zu geben. Am 24.1. (21Uhr) macht Jon Hammond Station im Birdland (Gartnerstrasse 122). Eintritt 9 Euro Feb. 1 - Laguna Honda Hospital solo show Feb. 14 - Happy Valentine's Day everybody! My cd just went on sale at NYC's oldest record store: COLONY RECORDS ! Broadway & W. 49th St. Feb. 15 - American Legion Post, 248 132nd St. Harlem NY with trumpetist Sheldon "The Big Dipper" Sweeper! Feb. 28 - Live on radio KPOO 89.5FM with JJ! March 1 - 4pm-Tower Records SF (Columbus & Bay St.) in-store party/concert with food and special guests! To promote new cd HAMMOND'S BOLERO with Jon Hammond Trio live March 5-9 Musikmesse Frankfurt Germany March 7th/8th-Jazzkeller Hofheim (near Frankfurt) Musikmesse party/concert with Harry Petersen-sax (HR Radio Band) and Heinz Lichius-drums (NDR Radio Band) *plus special guest LEE OSKAR March 17th-Radio appearance on Pete Fallico's DOODLIN' LOUNGE show at KUSP FM: www.KUSP.org streaming worldwide! March 29th-doubles Laguna Honda Hospital SF *Note: Canceled due to War: April 3-20th nightly show aboard world's fastest cruise ship Royal Olympia Explorer Ft. Lauderdale to Portugal, Casablanca, Tunisia, Venice, Piraeus Greece April 20th- Easter Jazz Brunch at ROTH'S STEAKHOUSE W. 93rd & Coumbus New York City with Bill Wurtzel-guitar 12noon-4pm April 28th, 8.30pm-Release Party/Concert with Joe Berger and band at Le Bar Bat NYC on W. 57th St. May 3, 2.30pm - release party/concert with Alan Hall-drums and Alex Budman-tenorsax at RASPUTIN RECORDS on Telegraph Ave. Berkeley. Free Fantastic Food! and 1 hour concert! May 10- Laguna Honda Hospital, doubles May 22-Pumpkins, Brooklyn NY in trio with Clarence "Tootsie" Bean-drums, Bill Saxton-sax, Jon on XB-2 June 7-Irish Cultural Center with Jimi James 45th and Sloat San Francisco June 8-Laguna Honda Hospital June 9th at 3pm Pacific Time - live in-studios of KCSM radio with program director Jesse Chuy Varela! listen worldwide on stream! *click wwwKCSM.org June 21/22- First time in Moscow Russia! with incredible tenor saxophonist Igor Butman and Eduard Zizak-drums! - Le Club Moscow Hammond's Bolero now on WBGO Rotation Playlist! June 27- WBGO visit with Gary Walker June 29- Special guest at WBGO Members Party June 30- 9:30pm East Coast time: worldwide streaming broadcast of The Jon Hammond Show tv show! channel 56 at www.MNN.org July 8- Crossroads in Garwood NJ, WBGO's Stan Meyers hosting July 19- Jazz Brunch 12-4PM: Roth's Westside Steakhouse NYC with Bill Wurtzel-guitar, Rudy Lawless-drums July 22- Roth's Westside Steakhouse NY with guitarist Bill Wurtzel July 31- recording session w/Larry Newcomb-gtr. at Local 802 hall Aug. 6- Private Party Opera Plaza San Francisco Aug. 7- Virgin Megastore SF (Market/Stockton) in-store party/concert at 1PM with Ronnie Smith Jr.-dums, Marc Baum-tenor sax, jh-Hammond org. Aug. 8, 9, 10, 16- Laguna Honda Hospital Aug. 15- Radio interview taping with Louie Bellson at Jazz Nouveau San Francisco Sept. 6- American Legion Post, Harlem NYC 248, 132nd St. NY with Sheldon "Big Dipper" Sweeper-trumpet and special guests Sept. 8/9- Eddie Money Portland Maine Sept. 18- Guest of Jazz At Lincoln Center "Moscow Nights" concert with Igor Butman Bigband together with Wynton Marsalis' Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Alice Tully Hall Sept. 25th, CANCELED: 12Noon-1:30PM San Francisco Opera Plaza Fountain Sept. 27/28- Laguna Honda Hospital Oct. 2/4th- Laguna Honda Hospital Oct. 9- Featured on Voice Of America Radio (VOA) "Border Crossings Show"! Oct. 15-18th- Music China Shanghai China Oct. 17 & 18th- Portman Ritz Carlton Hotel Shanghai with drummer Danny Woody! saxophone tba Oct. 25th- Duo with Marc Baum- Fairmont Hotel Venetian Room SF for Lowell High School Sports Foundation Oct. 28/29th- 2 nights with Eddie Money! at Iron Door Saloon, Groveland California Oct. 29th- Solo at Hole #1 tee-off of Eddie Money Celebrity Golf Tournament, Pine Mountain Lake benefit for Tioga High School *Condolences to the Barsotti Family on the tragic death of Bettike Barsotti, she and surviving husband Peter are proprietors of Iron Door Saloon. Oct. 31-campaign work for relection of SF District Attorney Terence Hallinan, 724 Van Ness SF Nov. 1- Solo show at Laguna Honda Hospital Nov. 6- Cancelonie Nov. 15- Jazz Factory- Louisville Kentucky Nov. 19-23- Castelfidardo Italy Excelsior tour Dec. 4- Post Net one year anniversary party-Vallejo CA Dec. 9- SF County Jail #8 women's facility Dec. 10th- Private party Opera Plaza San Francisco Dec. 11th- Laguna Honda Hospital Dec. 13th- secure psych ward gig Dec. 18-25- sessions in New York City Dec. 24th- Roth's Westside Steakhouse Christmas Eve Show! 93rd & Columbus New York City Dec. 31- New Years at Hotel Charlotte Groveland CA 2004 Schedule: Jan. 7- Live KPOO 89.5 "Blues w/Noel Show", 9-11AM...worldwide at www.KPOO.com Jan. 8- Laguna Honda Hospital main building 7PM Jan. 15-18th- NAMM Show Anaheim Calfornia Jan. 21-25- IAJE Hilton Hotel New York City Feb. 2- 20th Anniversary of The Jon Hammond Show! which has run uninterrupted for 20 years. Cocktail reception at Roth's Steakhouse Feb. 4- Trio with Bill Wurtzel and Rudy Lawless 6-10PM Feb. 5 & 6- Guest of James Brown Band at BB King's NY Feb. 11th- Press Conference: Laurie Anderson "New Sound...New York" Feb. 12th- Session: Pumpkins Brooklyn, NY with Clarence "Tootsie" Bean, George Braith, Greg Lewis Feb. 18- Berklee College of Music workshop Feb. 20- Guest of Sons of Champlin, McNear's Mystic Theatre, Petaluma CA Feb. 21- Laughing Duck Winery, Ukiah CA Feb. 22- Laguna Honda Hospital Feb. 22- Hilton Hotel Reno Nevada Feb. 23- Penn Valley, CA Feb. 23- Jon Hammond Show TV: Jazz Factory special from Louisville KY Feb. 28- Laguna Honda Hospital March 11- Guest Appearance with drummer Tootsie Bean at Pumpkins, Brooklyn NY *Carol Sudhalter-saxes March 12- Photo Session with Sheldon "Big Dipper" Sweeper and Dido the drummer at St. Nick's Pub, 149th St. Harlem March 22- Roth's Westside Steakhouse with guitarist Bill Wurtzel 6-10PM March 25 & 28- Laguna Honda Hospital March 31-April 4th- Musikmesse Frankfurt Germany April 2/3- Jazzkeller Hofheim Musikmesse Party! *with: Heinz Lichius-drums, Kevin Mauder-tenor sax, Joe Berger-guitar Mini-tour in North Germany *with: Heinz cLichius-drums, Gabriel Coburger-tenor sax, Joe Berger-guitar, Jon Hammond-organ April 5- Blue Montag: Ham-Berger Band in Harburg at Schnulze! April 7- Blue Moon Bar, Bremen Germany April 9- Birdland Hamburg Ham-Berger Band! with Heinz Lichius, tenor sax: Gabriel Coburger April 16- Laguna Honda Hospital San Francisco April 29- WBGO 25 Year Anniversary Celebration participation www.WBGO.org May 3- Guest with Jon Paris at BB King's New York City May 6- Special Guest of Cirque Du Soleil Musicians at opening night Alegria at Randall's Island NY May 14- Special Guest of Eddie Money at Northern Lights Albany/Clifton Park NY May 24- The Jon Hammond Show TV First-Ever All-Digital Broadcast! May 19, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26-WBGO studios fund drive June 5&6- Millennium Theatre Brooklyn: Filming Igor Butman Bigband & Larisa Dolina for Jon Hammond TV Show June 8- Birdland NYC: Filming Igor Butman Bigband & Larisa Dolina for Jon Hammond TV Show June 24- Hipbone Records' studio session July 9- Rondure Music Club, 24 Prince St. (Soho) New York City, duo with saxophonist Tim Armacost July 17 & 18- Concerts in Moscow-CANCELED-Le Club with Igor Butman & Eduard Zizak July 24 & 25th- Laguna Honda Hospital July 28- KPOO Radio broadcast on "Blues With Noel Show" 10AM-2PM July 29&30th- Jon Hammond Quartet at Grant & Green in North Beach San Francisco Aug. 5- Laguna Honda Hospital SF Aug. 7- Laguna Honda Hospital SF Aug. 13- Duo with saxophonist Tim Armacost at Rondure Music Club/Restaurant NY Aug. 21- Jazzkeller Frankfurt returning after many years! with Kevin Mauder-tenor sax Joe Berger live DVD filming, join the party! Aug. 27- Schnulze, Harburg-Hamburg Germany Sept. 4- 19 Broadway Fairfax Cal. JH Band Sept. 19- Jazz Ambassadors Tour adjudicating-Canceled Sept. 17,18, 20,21, 22- WBGO 6AM Sept. 22- receiving first Sidekick II unit Oct. 2- Postponed: Accordion sub: Fiddler On The Roof on Broadway NYC Oct. 8- Guest of Joe Berger/David Marx, Huckapoo debut concert at Town Hall Oct. 12- Laguna Honda Hospital SF Cal. Oct. 15- Laguna Honda Hospital Oct. 17- Fly to Shanghai China Oct. 19- Play at Ritz Carlton Hotel Shanghai with Danny Woody and shows at Music China through Oct. 23rd Oct. 28th- AES Berklee College of Music Alumni Night Oct. 30- Laguna Honda Hospital SF Oct. 31- Fly to New York Nov. 2nd- DON'T FORGET TO VOTE...For Kerry! Nov.3rd- VOA Radio 15:00 UTC Nov. 6- Cleopatra's Needle NY Jon Hammond Quartet with Matt Smith-guitar & Tootsie Bean-drums & Brett Ryan-alto sax Nov. 13- Tunica Miracle Tour with Larry Liddell, Tunica Mississippi Nov. 14- WROX 1450 AM Blues radio appearance, Home of the Blues! Clarksdale Mississippi www.wroxblues.com Nov. 14- Guest at Aretha Franklin concert-Horeshoe Casino, Bluesville Robinsonville/Tunica MS *Special thanks: Larry Liddell Tunica Miracle! Nov. 22- Jon Hammond Show TV Show broadcast from Cleopatra's Needle Club Nov. 25- Happy Thanksgiving! Turkey dinner on United Airlines flight Nov. 27&28th- Laguna Honda Hospital Dec. 6- Jon Hammond Trio live in SF County Jail #8, 4th year! Dec. 7- Laguna Honda Hospital Dec. 8- Live for 1 hour at 1PM on KCSM 91.1 Jazz Radio with Chris Cortez Dec. 11- Laguna Honda Hospital Dec. 12- Guest at Bobby Blue Bland concert, Diamond Hall SF Sunday Blues & Jazz Club Dec. 15- *note: Canceled, harpist hired: Private party: Opera Plaza SF Dec. 17- Laguna Honda Hospital Christmas Party Dec. 20- Microsoft's *new MSN TV2 & Jon Hammond go online, streaming worldwide at the speed of light! Dec. 31/Jan. 1-Happpy New Years 2005! Times Square NY European tour support by Hammond Deutschland, Michael Maier Falkenstein and Excelsior Accordions 2005 SCHEDULE: Jan 1- New Years Eve in Times Square NY! Jan. 3- Ruth's Chris Steakhouse San Francisco Jan. 5-8 IAJE Convention Long Beach CA Jan. 6- ASCAP/IAJE Commissions Gil Evans Fellowship, Terrace Theatre Jan. 7- NEA Jazz Masters Awards Jan. 9- Laguna Honda Hospital Jan. 10-14- Macworld San Francisco Jan. 11- Meeting with Apple's Steve Jobs ! Jan. 18- Laguna Honda Hospital Jan. 18 James Brown show, House of Blues Anaheim CA CANCELED Jan. 20-23 NAMM Anaheim CA Jan. 29- Laguna Honda Hospital Jan. 31- Local 6 Union Meeting Feb. 2- 21st year anniversary of Jon Hammond Show TV Show! Beginning 22nd year. Feb. 6- Laguna Honda Hospital Feb. 9- Laguna Honda Hospital Feb. 11- Laguna Honda Hospital Feb. 12- Laguna Honda Hospital March 12- EDITH PIAF CAFE-Paris France! March 14- ONE WAY CAFE- Paris France!-Canceled! (by me) March 17-funeral- Suisun Valley CA March 18- Laguna Honda Hospital SF CA March 28- Flying to Germany! Arrive Hamburg 3/29 Mar. 31- Multimedia with Michael August ILLUSTRATORP at VILLON in Hamburg by Hauptbahnhof! April 1 & 2- Hamburg Germany/NDR Radio April 5- Jazzkeller Frankfurt : Musikmesse 2005 Party! JON HAMMOND BAND April 6-9- Frankfurt Musikmesse April 15- Cleopatra's Needle Club-NYC Tax Day Party! April 27-CANCELED! Promoter is out of there! Smith's Restaurant Bar-NYC 44th St. May 28- Laguna Honda Hospital May 29- Laguna Honda Hospital June 4- Guest-Aretha Franklin Gospelfest June 4- late night: Guest- Igor & Illonka Kissil at Odessa in Brighton Beach Brookly June 5- WBGO Volunteers Party June 7- Southwest Airlines BWI Interview June 25- Laguna Honda Hospital June 27- Laguna Honda Hospital July 4- Laguna Honda Hospital (doubles) July 4- Guest- Shoreline Amitheatre 4th of July San Francisco Symphony Orchestra & Fireworks! produced by Mick Brigden July 6- Laguna Honda Hospital July 9- Laguna Honda Hospital July 23- Berklee College of Music Alum Songwriters Workshop July 27- Nursing Home show-NYC Aug. 27- Laguna Honda Hospital Aug. 28- Laguna Honda Hospital Sept. 5- Laguna Honda Hospital Sept. 6- Laguna Honda Hospital Sept. 16- Cleopatra's Needle NYC Sept. 22- Nursing Home show-NYC Oct. 18- Music China Warm Up Party-Shanghai Ritz-Carlton Dec. 2-4 NDR Radio Studio 1 Hamburg Germany Dec. 8- Nursing home show NYC Dec. 19- Laguna Honda Hospital morning show Dec. 19- San Francisco County Jail #8 Pods D & E with JH TRIO: Marc Baum-t.sax, Jon Otis-drums Dec. 20- Laguna Honda Hospital Dec. 22- Las Vegas Mirage Hotel private party Dec. 24- Laguna Honda Hospital Igor Butman & Gary Walker (WBGO Program Director/Host) March 5th 2004, Friday morning bright and early at 7 in the morning, Igor Butman and I met at Port Authority Bus Station and I took Igor out to WBGO radio studios to be a special guest on Gary Walker's morning broadcast. Here they are pictured outside the WBGO www.WBGO.org studios located at 54 Park Place in downtown Newark NJ. Gary had such a good time interviewing his old friend Igor that he stayed on the air 15 minutes past the normal end of his show. Later Igor and I spent a good part of the day kicking around the music stores on W.48th St. where Igor stocked up on supplies for his bigband members back in Moscow before his quartet gig in the evening at Birdland. I'll be back in Moscow to play with Igor this coming July http://youtu.be/-34rP08PwrY 12,176 Organist JON HAMMOND in concert with saxophonist IGOR BUTMAN, ALEXEI KUZNETZOV (gtr.), VLADIMIR DANILIN (accordion) & EDUARD ZIZAK (drums) together for the first time in MOSCOW RUSSIA at LE CLUB in THEATRE TAGANKA *Special Thanks: FAINA COBHAM *Official Site: http://www.HammondCast.com http://youtu.be/mvWY8rG163E 5,072 Organist & CBS/KYCY Radio Host JON HAMMOND playing in Trio with Russian tenor saxophonist IGOR BUTMAN & EDUARD ZIZAK-drums in LE CLUB in THEATRE TAGANKA. The beautiful Ballad "Easy Living" *JENNIFER-Camera *Special Thanks-FAINA ANTONOVA, HAMMOND SUZUKI, ALEXANDER VERSHBOW brucebud 4 years ago beautiful ballad playing. Simply beautiful. Jon you have such a great expressiveness on that XB2. Butman gets such a warm sound. Great ensemble rendition all around. Reply · stalinmalcovich 6 years ago Butman is the best Reply · brucebud 7 years ago Superb ballad playing from Jon Hammond. This guy is highly skilled, y'all. Good percussion sound on the organ. Good to hear Igor in a more subdued setting since he can play great high energy. Nice candenza at the end. http://youtu.be/HY7pHhxgE_A 4,914 Organist and Broadcaster Jon Hammond traveled to Moscow Russia and played this concert together with Russian musicians Vladimir Danilin (accordion), Alexei Kuznetsov (guitar), Igor Butman (tenor sax) and Eduard Zizak (drums), Jon Hammond on organ and bass playing Wine and Roses on this memorable date June 25th 2003. Moscow: Vladimir Danilin, Jon Hammond, Igor Butman, Alexei Kuznetsov, Eduard Zizak on HammondCast as heard on daily radio program HammondCast http://www.HammondCast.com Special thanks: Faina Antonova, Marat Garipov, Hotel Rossiya, Hammond Suzuki http://youtu.be/GSckuJmTGhs Long running Cable Access TV Show The Jon Hammond Show flashes back with some vintage segments including in studio Eddie Money rehearsal with Paul Shaffer and band at NBC pre-broadcast on David Letterman set with cameo from Biff Henderson, Will Lee, Anton Fig, special thanks Jeff Samaha NBC Stage Manager, then to Providence Rhode Island 1987 performance at The Living Room with John Entwistle and Rat Race Choir doing a kick ass cover of Young Man Blues mixed live by Joe Berger. An impromptu palm percussion performance by Will Lee and then the classic Jon Hammond Show opening with famed weather man Lloyd Lindsay Young and cable access veteran Harold Hudson Channer and Jon Hammond in conversation on Harold's program Conversations introducing a segment in Moscow Russia with Jon Hammond in concert in Trio with saxophonist Igor Butman, drummer Ed Zizak, as Harold says "It's a Global Village!" Enjoy this historic documentary and stay tuned for more from Mr. Hammond's Archives http://www.HammondCast.com Biff Henderson, Eddie Money, John Entwistle, Joe Berger,

Jon Hammond Show 28 Minutes Preview 06/04 MNN TV - May 29, 2016

*WATCH TV SHOW HERE: Jon Hammond Show 28 Minutes Preview 06/04 MNN TV Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/6842260604 Hello New York! Jon Hammond Show 28 Minutes Preview 06/04 MNN TV - First segment: Jon Hammond's annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt - LATE RENT Jon Hammond Theme Song - Jon Hammond Band: Peter Klohmann tenor, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ - Video: Tino Pavlis - Second segment: First playing of the Todd Anderson arrangement of "Lydia's Tune" by Jon Hammond - Organist Jon Hammond composed this song in Paris France after flying there aboard Air France Concorde in year 1981, played here now with Meeting House Jazz Orchestra - #hammondcast Arranged and Conducted by tenor saxophonist Todd Anderson. Bob Rosen (tenor) presiding over the Music Program at Friends Seminary​ 230 year old school established on Manhattan's East Side - David Zalud trumpet, Greg Ruvolo trumpet, Jim Piela saxophone, Pat Hall, Art Baron​, Alfredo Marques trombones, (guitar solo): David Acker guitar, Mike Campenni drums, Charles Lee alto, more names coming! Thank you for playing my song and those listening and watching this Podcast folks! Jon Hammond​ ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP http://www.HammondCast.com/ TV Producers of Manhattan Neighborhood Network [MNN]​ - Manhattan Neighborhood Network​ - Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM​ of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM AFM Local 6 PROFILE http://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/ — with Alfredo Marques, Bob Rosen, Greg Ruvolo, Todd Anderson, Mike Campenni, Art Baron, David Acker, Charles Lee and AFM Local 6 at Friends Seminary. 3rd segment: Jon Hammond Band​ - Czechoslovakian Salsa Song by Jon Hammond (organ) Video Tino Pavlis Note: https://www.facebook.com/notes/jon-hammond-band/best-party-of-the-year-jon-hammonds-annual-musikmesse-warm-up-party-in-jazzkelle/1107482975950736 Best Party of The Year! Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse​ Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller​ Tuesday April 5th 2016 celebrating 30 years Jon Hammond​ – organ Joe Berger​ – guitar Peter Klohmann​ – saxophone Giovanni Totò Gulino​ – drums Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ “Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!” The Jon Hammond Show is a funky swinging instrumental revue, featuring top international soloists. The show has universal appeal. Big Hammond orgel sound – 100% organic ©JON HAMMOND International - JJ Guitars​ Suzuki Musical Instruments​ 4th segment: As Seen On MNN TV The Jon Hammond Show - Filmed in High Definition - Pocket Funk with NDR Horns - Jon Hammond Band special Auster Jazz Series - musical director Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Ernst-Friedrich Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Funky Heinz Lichius drums feature on this one, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass http://www.HammondCast.com/ special thanks dankeschön to Knut Simon and Lukas Aaron Hambrecht AutoBild Redaktion Team for bringing the Borgward, Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera (also a fine drummer) and all the Hamburg people who came to this party session, Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt - support from Musik Rotthoff, Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars, Jon Hammond the Sk1 Hammond manufactured by Suzuki Musical Instruments - Auster Bar Hamburg Eimsbüttel #hammondcast Producer Jon Hammond Language English Youtube https://youtu.be/HHyh9Hqj_bE Jon Hammond with his trusty Sennheiser HD 25-1 headphones x Duo Gig today: Marc Baum & Jon Hammond after the gig with dueling famous Remin Kart-A-Bag wheels, it's a wrap folks! Jon Hammond's Photos of Sons of Champlin at Sweetwater Mill Valley CA -- Jon Hammond's photos of Sons of Champlin at Sweetwater Music Hall May 27, 2016 ©JH http://www.HammondCast.com/ Sons' wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sons_of_Champlin The Sons of Champlin is an American rock band, formed in the late 1960s and hailing from Marin County in the San Francisco-Bay area.[1][2][3] They are fronted by vocalist/keyboardist/guitarist Bill Champlin, who was also a member of the rock band Chicago. They brought to the late 60's music scene in the Bay Area a unique soulful sound built around a horn section, sophisticated arrangements, philosophical themes, Bill Champlin's songwriting talents and blue-eyed soul singing, and Terry Haggerty's incredible jazz based guitar talent. They are regarded as one of the great 1960s San Francisco bands, along with Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead and Moby Grape. Also known as The Sons, The Opposite Six, Yogi Phlegm, The Nu Boogaloo Express, The Masterbeats Origin San Francisco, California, United States Genres R&B, psychedelic rock, funk Years active 1965–1970, 1971–1977, 1985, 1997–present Labels Capitol, Columbia, Ariola, Arista, Goldmine Records, Trident Records, Sons of Champlin, Dig Music, Big Beat Associated acts Tower of Power, Cold Blood, Chicago, The Rhythm Dukes Website SonsofChamplin.net Members Bill Champlin Geoffrey Palmer Tim Cain Tamara Champlin Carmen Grillo Jeff Lewis Alan Hertz Richard Mithun Past members Terry Haggerty James Preston (deceased) John Prosser Jim Meyers Jim Beem Al Strong Bill Bowen Bill Vitt Mark Isham Mic Gillette Tal Morris Early years: Champlin started his musical career in high school (Tamalpais in Mill Valley) as a member of a popular local band, The Opposite Six. One of his teachers encouraged Champlin to drop out of school and pursue music full-time. In 1965 the draft claimed the drummer and bass player of the Opposite Six, and Champlin joined forces with guitarist Terry Haggerty, sax player Tim Cain, bassist John Prosser and drummer Jim Meyers in the band that became the Sons of Champlin. By late 1967 the lineup had changed to include keyboardist/saxman Geoff Palmer, trumpeter Jim Beem, bassist Al Strong, and drummer Bill Bowen, creating a funky Hammond B3-and-horns sound that was distinctive from the rest of the Bay Area’s psychedelic guitar bands (one bandsman[who?] referred to the music as "acid jazz"). The Sons recorded their first album in 1967 for Trident Records, owned by Kingston Trio manager Frank Werber. They released a single, "Sing Me a Rainbow," (B-side "Fat City") which got airplay in the Bay Area but did not crack the national charts.[5] The plan was to follow this release with another song from the album, a Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil composition called "Shades of Grey." Unfortunately for The Sons, the Monkees released their version before this could happen. The album was not released and the Sons left Trident Records. In February 1999, this collection was released on a British CD under the title Fat City. During the late 1960s, The Sons of Champlin performed regularly at the San Francisco venues, the Avalon Ballroom and the Fillmore West and in the nearby Santa Cruz Mountains at the Chateau Liberté. They shared billing with, among many others, the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Country Joe and the Fish, and The Youngbloods. They were also the opening act at The Band's first concert at which they used the name "The Band," along with The Ace of Cups. Record deal: In 1968, the Sons of Champlin signed with Capitol Records, releasing Loosen Up Naturally in January 1969. Two more Capitol albums followed, The Sons and Follow Your Heart. In 1970, the band broke up and Bill Champlin moved to Santa Cruz, where he joined Moby Grape guitarist Jerry Miller in a short-lived project called The Rhythm Dukes. The Sons reformed in 1971 as a five-piece band with Bill Vitt on drums and David Schallock on bass. Briefly, the group went by the name Yogi Phlegm,[7] as which they played one of the last concerts at Bill Graham's Fillmore West on June 30, 1971. In 1972 James Preston replaced Bill Vitt on drums, and the band once again went by the name Sons of Champlin. After recording their 1972 Columbia album, Welcome to the Dance, as a five piece, The Sons once again added a horn section, which included Mark Isham, now a film scorer and composer, on trumpet and synthesizer. In 1975, The Sons recorded The Sons of Champlin in their own studio, and released it on their own label, Goldmine Records. This was purchased and re-released by Ariola America. The next two albums, Circle Filled With Love and Loving is Why, were also released on Ariola. In 1977, the Sons of Champlin played what many assumed to be their last gig at the Kirkwood Meadows ski resort. The Sons released seven albums between 1969 and 1977, including Loosen Up Naturally, Welcome to the Dance, and Circle Filled With Love. The albums were generally well-reviewed, but were low sellers. In 1977, Champlin went solo, recording Single (1978) and Runaway (1981), before joining Chicago in 1981. Later years: On November 25, 1985, the Sons reunited for the first time in a surprise appearance at the Fillmore in San Francisco on a bill with Huey Lewis and the News, KBC Band and a reunited Country Joe and the Fish. The reunion comprised Champlin, Terry Haggerty, Geoffrey Palmer, Tim Cain, David Schallock and James Preston with Huey Lewis and the News drummer Bill Gibson sitting in as well as the Freaky Executives Horn Section, who provided the brass. The 1985 show proved to be a one-off as Champlin returned to his regular gig with Chicago. But in 1997, the Sons got together again for a series of reunion gigs, then recorded and released their first live CD in 1998. In 2002, Champlin said it was, "too good not to continue," and the Sons have since put out several new CDs, Hip L'il Dreams and Secret among them (they have also remastered much of their back catalogue). To date, Champlin has appeared with original members Palmer, Schallock, and Cain. Guitarist Carmen Grillo has replaced Haggerty, and latterly Tower of Power alumnus Mic Gillette handled trumpet, trombone, and tuba parts. Gillette died on January 17, 2016 of a heart attack, aged 64. Discography: Studio albums 1969: Loosen Up Naturally (Capitol Records) 1969: The Sons (Capitol Records) 1970: Minus Seeds & Stems (self released) 1971: Follow Your Heart (Capitol Records) 1973: Welcome to the Dance (Columbia Records) 1975: The Sons of Champlin (Ariola) 1976: A Circle Filled with Love (Ariola) 1977: Loving Is Why (Ariola) 2005: Hip Li'l Dreams (Dig Music) Live albums[edit] 1998: Live (Arista) 2004: Secret (Sons of Champlin) Compilation albums[edit] 1993: The Best of the Sons of Champlin (Capitol Records) 1999: Fat City (Big Beat) Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/HeadPhoneLateRentYachtklubLife Jon Hammond Band - Head Phone Late Rent Yachtklub Life! Hans Romanov Presents: Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Peter Klohmann tenor sax, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ - Video: Tino Pavlis, Photos by Andreas Meer, Audio: Johannes Napp, Silvio Cappucci http://www.HammondCast.com Producer Jon Hammond Language English Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Youtube https://youtu.be/eIXnz0ZkaVI Vimeo https://vimeo.com/166112020 Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/1282307858464675/ Cable Access TV, MNN TV, Jon Hammond Show, Funky Jazz, Soft News, International, #NAMMShow #musikmesse #HammondOrgan

Sequence: Awards NAMM Believe in Music and Jon Hammond Showcase - May 26, 2016

*WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: NAMM Showcase Believe in Music Awards Jon Hammond Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/NAMMBelieveInMusicAwardsAndPurdieShuffleBrunchSet Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Topics Believe in Music Awards, Roy Burns, NAMM Show, Joe Lamond, Dom Famularo, Jon Hammond, Bernard Purdie, Funky Jazz, Blues, Hammond Organ, Suzuki Musical Instruments, ASCAP Composer, Musicians Union, Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM Big thanks to The NAMM Show Team for this recognition award, beautiful plaque "Believe in Music" award! I'm afraid to hang it on the wall in case there's an earthquake...back in the box for now, Jon Hammond Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/LATERENTJonHammondThemeSong Youtube https://youtu.be/q9P2CLCW6RU Vimeo https://vimeo.com/168027875 Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153484591607102/ Jon Hammond's annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt - LATE RENT Jon Hammond Theme Song - Jon Hammond Band: Peter Klohmann tenor, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ - Video: Tino Pavlis http://www.HammondCast.com Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/GetBackInTheGrooveJonHammondBandInJazzkeller_201604 by Jon Hammond Jon Hammond Band live in Jazzkeller celebrating 30 years musikmesse Warm Up Party - "Get Back in The Groove" - Peter Klohmann tenor saxo, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Jon Hammond at the Hammond Sk1 organ with many special friends in the house jonhammondband.com - video Tino Pavlis Producer Jon Hammond Language English Youtube https://youtu.be/Tm2ZFE5V4As Vimeo https://vimeo.com/164279506 Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/1271197279575733/ Getting ready for my 10th ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO - Hollywood CA! Jon Hammond #ASCAPExpo ASCAP Audio Portrait: Jon Hammond http://www.ascap.com/audioportraits/h/jon_hammond_rent.aspx Jon Hammond Late Rent 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. Jon Hammond Rent The Late Rent Story Swingin' Funky Jazz & Blues Two Hot Tracks Sonny's Advice 11th edition of the ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO, April 28th - 30th, 2016 in Los Angeles at the Loews Hollywood Hotel American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) American Composers Forum (ACF) American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) Berklee College of Music Alumni Association Berklee Online California Copyright Conference (CCC) Canadian Music Week Foreign Performing Rights Organizations (PRO) Girls Rock & Girls Rule GoGirlsMusic.com International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) International Music Festival Conference (IMFCON) International Songwriting Competition (ISC) Los Angeles Women in Music (LAWIM) Music Publishers Association (MPA) Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) New Music USA The Recording Academy (NARAS) Regional/State/Local Songwriter Associations SAG-AFTRA SOCAN Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL) SongNet Songwriters Guild of America (SGA) Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) Student/University Music Programs TAXI USA Songwriting Competition West Coast Songwriters Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/6842260423 AFM Local 6 Member Jon Hammond https://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/ JON HAMMOND: “WHERE’S THE GIG?” - Alex Walsh Jon Hammond is a musician, composer, bandleader, publisher, journalist, TV show host, radio DJ, and multi-media entrepreneur. He currently travels the world, playing gigs and attending trade shows. “Every time I see a musician walking down the street I say, ‘Hey, where’s the gig?’ Because it doesn’t matter what kind of music you play, if you’re carrying an instrument–going to a rehearsal, or coming back from a repair shop, whatever it is–we all need our gigs. And that’s what the union is all about. Hopefully, we can all keep working and be supportive of everybody’s gigs. There’s room for everybody.” THE EARLY YEARS Jon Hammond was born in Chicago in 1953. His father was a doctor and his mother was a housewife. They both played the piano. In 1957, his parents moved Jon and his four sisters to Berkeley, CA, where his father worked in a hospital as head of the emergency room. When he was nine, Jon started accordion lessons. “In those days, they had studios where parents would drop their kids off after school for tap dancing and accordion lessons. There were accordion bands and they would compete against each other.” Jon played his first gig at a senior citizens luncheon when he was eleven. Not only did he get a free lunch but he was paid $25 –a lot of money in those days. Jon says his father was supportive, but did not want him to pursue a music career. “He told me that music was a great hobby. He got me a wonderful professional accordion for my Bar Mitzvah, directly from John Molinari, one of the greatest accordionists who ever lived. It was a Guilietti Professional Tone Chamber accordion. That’s the accordion I won Jr. Jazz Champion on in 1966.” In high school, Jon attended a private boys school in San Francisco. He was a class clown, and when it got to the point where he was going to be expelled, Jon took his accordion and ran away from home. He immersed himself in the San Francisco music scene and started playing organ in several bands. By 1971 he was in a four piece rock group called Hades which shared a rehearsal space with Quicksilver Messenger Service. “I was friends with their manager, Ron Polte, who also managed guitarist John Cipollina. We got to open for his band, Copperhead.” Jon continued to play gigs in the Bay Area in different configurations, including a few gigs with a young Eddie Money. By this time Jon had become frustrated with the Bay Area scene. One night while playing a biker bar he got into a fight and his band didn’t come to his defense. “That was the last straw. I was angry and I said I wasn’t coming back.” Jon in the early 70s Jon moved to Boston in 1973 to attend the Berklee School of Music. He also got a gig playing in Boston’s Combat Zone backing up burlesque shows. When Jon saw one of his idols, pianist Keith Jarrett play in New York he told him he was going to Berklee and asked him for advice. “Keith looked me right in the eye and said ‘Berklee can be very dangerous for your music.’ It was like he popped this huge bubble. Years later I came to understand what he was talking about. You have to learn the fundamentals, but the music itself comes from a much deeper place. They can’t teach that, you have to find it yourself.” When Jon’s teachers began sitting in on his gigs in Boston, he questioned why he was in school if the teachers were coming to play with him. He quit school, moved to Cape Cod and started playing with bandleader Lou Colombo. “He did all the private parties for Tip O’Neill. We played what they used to call the business man’s beat. On the gig it was forbidden to swing. It was like swing cut in half. So if you tried to go with the four, Lou would say, ‘Don’t swing it, don’t swing it.’ He pounded it into my head night after night.” LATE RENT In 1981 Jon took a trip to Paris where he broke through his writers block and wrote some of his best music. He returned to New York with his new tunes and started a production company with the idea of getting a record deal for a friend that had played on a #1 hit record. After months of pounding the pavement with no results, Jon realized he had better work on his own music before his money ran out. He took the last of his savings, including his upcoming rent money, and went into the studio to record what came to be known as “The Late Rent Sessions”. The session had Todd Anderson on tenor sax, Barry Finnerty on guitar, Stephen Ferrone on drums, and Jon on B3. They recorded at Intergalactic, the last studio that John Lennon recorded in. Jon had no luck getting a record deal for his new project, but he did get gigs in New York with his band Jon Hammond and the Late Rent Session Men. Jon Hammond Band Onstage at NAMM, 2014: Joe Berger, Dom Famularo, Alex Budman, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond In 1982, Jon found out about public access television and the idea that anyone could produce a show and get it on TV. He started broadcasting on Manhattan’s public station in 1984. “I decided I was going to produce a radio show on TV. The first episodes showed just my tapping foot and my voice. It was a gimmick. We had graphics that were synchronized to go with the music. It worked out well. People dug it.” Within a few weeks, Jon was interviewed and featured in Billboard Magazine. The Jon Hammond Show was considered an alternative to the clips on Cable TV. “MTV was still in its infancy. We had a concept that was revolutionary. My phone started ringing and we were the hot kids on the block.” LIVING ABROAD Jon continued to play gigs in New York and produce his TV show. In 1987, he went to his first trade show (NAMM) where he was introduced to Mr. Julio Guilietti, the man who built his accordion. He then began traveling to trade shows and making contacts with musicians and companies around the world, including Hammond Suzuki. “They gave me the Hammond XB-2, the first really powerful portable Hammond organ. Glenn Derringer, one of my all-time heroes, presented it to me. I got one of the first. Paul Shaffer from the Letterman Show got the other. At the time there was only one EXP-100 expression pedal–we had to share the pedal. I used the pedal for my gigs and when Paul needed it I would bring it over to him at 30 Rockefeller Center on my bicycle.” In the early 90s, when his New York gigs began drying up, Jon was encouraged to go to Germany. “It was a hard time. My father had just died and there were very few gigs. I got the XB-2 organ right when I needed it, so I decided to take a chance. I bought a roundtrip ticket to Frankfurt with an open return. I went with 50 bucks and stayed for a year. When I came back, I had 100 bucks.” Jon stayed at a friend’s house and played a borrowed accordion on the street until he could get a band together. “I played on the street until my fingers turned blue and would collect enough money to get some fish soup. After about two weeks I got a call—I had put a band together and had 3 gigs coming up. A TV show had heard my story and wanted to do a story on me. At the first gig 19 people came; the second only 15 people came. Then I got the little spot on TV. When I came to the third gig people were lined up down the street. When I walked up I thought they were having an art exhibit. When they said, ‘No, they’re waiting for you.’ I choked up, I couldn’t even talk. So I’ve been playing there every year since. The people in Germany really saved my musical career at a time when very few things were happening for me in New York or San Francisco. I have a really good following in Europe. I keep busy as a musician in the States, playing hospitals and assisted living places, but my band dates I pretty much play overseas.” Jon’s Late Rent Sessions was eventually released on a German label and received modest airplay. During the 90s he travelled back and forth to Europe, spending a year playing gigs in Paris, and eventually settling in Hamburg. Since then he has released two more albums and has played gigs in Moscow, Shanghai, and Australia. With the help of the internet, Jon is able to produce his TV show anywhere. PRESENT DAY In the mid-2000s Jon produced Hammondcast, a radio program for CBS that aired in San Francisco at four in the morning and was rebroadcast before Oakland A’s games. “When the baseball games played in the afternoon, my show would play for about 20 minutes and then it was pre-empted. I had a lot of fun with that.” His guests included Danny Glover, Barry Melton from Country Joe & the Fish, and many local people. “It took me awhile to figure out that I had permission to broadcast anything I wanted. I could play the London Philharmonic or Stevie Wonder. My tag line was ‘Hello, Hello, Hello! Wake up or go back to sleep…’” Today, Jon continues to visit tradeshows and is determined to keep doing everything he does as long as he can. “I made a pact with my longtime co-producer, guitarist Joe Berger, that we are going to go to these trade shows until we are little old men with canes.” Jon has released four CDs For more info visit www.jonhammondband.com Jon Hammond Funk Unit https://www.namm.org/summer/2015/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit 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 funky jazz http://www.journal-frankfurt.de/funkyjazz Tuesday, April 5 at 9 PM Musikmesse Warm Up Party celebrating 30 years Best Party of The Year! Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in jazzkeller Tuesday April 5th 2016 celebrating 30 years Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in jazzkeller Tuesday April 5th 2016 celebrating 30 years Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondsMusikmesseWarmUpPartyJazzkeller Jon Hammond – organ Joe Berger – guitar Peter Klohmann – saxophone Giovanni Totò Gulino – drums Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ “Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!” The Jon Hammond Show is a funky swinging instrumental revue, featuring top international soloists. The show has universal appeal. Big Hammond orgel sound – 100% organic "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 Web: www.jazzkeller.com / www.jonhammondband.com photo by Lawrence Gay co-producer of West Coast Live Radio Program Sequence, Awards, NAMM, musikmesse, #Believe #HammondOrgan #Plaque #NAMMShow

LATE RENT Jon Hammond Theme Song jazzkeller - May 25, 2016

*WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: LATE RENT Jon Hammond Theme Song Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/LATERENTJonHammondThemeSong Youtube https://youtu.be/q9P2CLCW6RU Vimeo https://vimeo.com/168027875 Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153484591607102/ Jon Hammond's annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt - LATE RENT Jon Hammond Theme Song - Jon Hammond Band: Peter Klohmann tenor, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ - Video: Tino Pavlis http://www.HammondCast.com Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/GetBackInTheGrooveJonHammondBandInJazzkeller_201604 by Jon Hammond Jon Hammond Band live in Jazzkeller celebrating 30 years musikmesse Warm Up Party - "Get Back in The Groove" - Peter Klohmann tenor saxo, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Jon Hammond at the Hammond Sk1 organ with many special friends in the house jonhammondband.com - video Tino Pavlis Producer Jon Hammond Language English Youtube https://youtu.be/Tm2ZFE5V4As Vimeo https://vimeo.com/164279506 Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/1271197279575733/ Getting ready for my 10th ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO - Hollywood CA! Jon Hammond #ASCAPExpo ASCAP Audio Portrait: Jon Hammond http://www.ascap.com/audioportraits/h/jon_hammond_rent.aspx Jon Hammond Late Rent 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. Jon Hammond Rent The Late Rent Story Swingin' Funky Jazz & Blues Two Hot Tracks Sonny's Advice 11th edition of the ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO, April 28th - 30th, 2016 in Los Angeles at the Loews Hollywood Hotel American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) American Composers Forum (ACF) American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) Berklee College of Music Alumni Association Berklee Online California Copyright Conference (CCC) Canadian Music Week Foreign Performing Rights Organizations (PRO) Girls Rock & Girls Rule GoGirlsMusic.com International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) International Music Festival Conference (IMFCON) International Songwriting Competition (ISC) Los Angeles Women in Music (LAWIM) Music Publishers Association (MPA) Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) New Music USA The Recording Academy (NARAS) Regional/State/Local Songwriter Associations SAG-AFTRA SOCAN Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL) SongNet Songwriters Guild of America (SGA) Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) Student/University Music Programs TAXI USA Songwriting Competition West Coast Songwriters Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/6842260423 AFM Local 6 Member Jon Hammond https://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/ JON HAMMOND: “WHERE’S THE GIG?” - Alex Walsh Jon Hammond is a musician, composer, bandleader, publisher, journalist, TV show host, radio DJ, and multi-media entrepreneur. He currently travels the world, playing gigs and attending trade shows. “Every time I see a musician walking down the street I say, ‘Hey, where’s the gig?’ Because it doesn’t matter what kind of music you play, if you’re carrying an instrument–going to a rehearsal, or coming back from a repair shop, whatever it is–we all need our gigs. And that’s what the union is all about. Hopefully, we can all keep working and be supportive of everybody’s gigs. There’s room for everybody.” THE EARLY YEARS Jon Hammond was born in Chicago in 1953. His father was a doctor and his mother was a housewife. They both played the piano. In 1957, his parents moved Jon and his four sisters to Berkeley, CA, where his father worked in a hospital as head of the emergency room. When he was nine, Jon started accordion lessons. “In those days, they had studios where parents would drop their kids off after school for tap dancing and accordion lessons. There were accordion bands and they would compete against each other.” Jon played his first gig at a senior citizens luncheon when he was eleven. Not only did he get a free lunch but he was paid $25 –a lot of money in those days. Jon says his father was supportive, but did not want him to pursue a music career. “He told me that music was a great hobby. He got me a wonderful professional accordion for my Bar Mitzvah, directly from John Molinari, one of the greatest accordionists who ever lived. It was a Guilietti Professional Tone Chamber accordion. That’s the accordion I won Jr. Jazz Champion on in 1966.” In high school, Jon attended a private boys school in San Francisco. He was a class clown, and when it got to the point where he was going to be expelled, Jon took his accordion and ran away from home. He immersed himself in the San Francisco music scene and started playing organ in several bands. By 1971 he was in a four piece rock group called Hades which shared a rehearsal space with Quicksilver Messenger Service. “I was friends with their manager, Ron Polte, who also managed guitarist John Cipollina. We got to open for his band, Copperhead.” Jon continued to play gigs in the Bay Area in different configurations, including a few gigs with a young Eddie Money. By this time Jon had become frustrated with the Bay Area scene. One night while playing a biker bar he got into a fight and his band didn’t come to his defense. “That was the last straw. I was angry and I said I wasn’t coming back.” Jon in the early 70s Jon moved to Boston in 1973 to attend the Berklee School of Music. He also got a gig playing in Boston’s Combat Zone backing up burlesque shows. When Jon saw one of his idols, pianist Keith Jarrett play in New York he told him he was going to Berklee and asked him for advice. “Keith looked me right in the eye and said ‘Berklee can be very dangerous for your music.’ It was like he popped this huge bubble. Years later I came to understand what he was talking about. You have to learn the fundamentals, but the music itself comes from a much deeper place. They can’t teach that, you have to find it yourself.” When Jon’s teachers began sitting in on his gigs in Boston, he questioned why he was in school if the teachers were coming to play with him. He quit school, moved to Cape Cod and started playing with bandleader Lou Colombo. “He did all the private parties for Tip O’Neill. We played what they used to call the business man’s beat. On the gig it was forbidden to swing. It was like swing cut in half. So if you tried to go with the four, Lou would say, ‘Don’t swing it, don’t swing it.’ He pounded it into my head night after night.” LATE RENT In 1981 Jon took a trip to Paris where he broke through his writers block and wrote some of his best music. He returned to New York with his new tunes and started a production company with the idea of getting a record deal for a friend that had played on a #1 hit record. After months of pounding the pavement with no results, Jon realized he had better work on his own music before his money ran out. He took the last of his savings, including his upcoming rent money, and went into the studio to record what came to be known as “The Late Rent Sessions”. The session had Todd Anderson on tenor sax, Barry Finnerty on guitar, Stephen Ferrone on drums, and Jon on B3. They recorded at Intergalactic, the last studio that John Lennon recorded in. Jon had no luck getting a record deal for his new project, but he did get gigs in New York with his band Jon Hammond and the Late Rent Session Men. Jon Hammond Band Onstage at NAMM, 2014: Joe Berger, Dom Famularo, Alex Budman, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond In 1982, Jon found out about public access television and the idea that anyone could produce a show and get it on TV. He started broadcasting on Manhattan’s public station in 1984. “I decided I was going to produce a radio show on TV. The first episodes showed just my tapping foot and my voice. It was a gimmick. We had graphics that were synchronized to go with the music. It worked out well. People dug it.” Within a few weeks, Jon was interviewed and featured in Billboard Magazine. The Jon Hammond Show was considered an alternative to the clips on Cable TV. “MTV was still in its infancy. We had a concept that was revolutionary. My phone started ringing and we were the hot kids on the block.” LIVING ABROAD Jon continued to play gigs in New York and produce his TV show. In 1987, he went to his first trade show (NAMM) where he was introduced to Mr. Julio Guilietti, the man who built his accordion. He then began traveling to trade shows and making contacts with musicians and companies around the world, including Hammond Suzuki. “They gave me the Hammond XB-2, the first really powerful portable Hammond organ. Glenn Derringer, one of my all-time heroes, presented it to me. I got one of the first. Paul Shaffer from the Letterman Show got the other. At the time there was only one EXP-100 expression pedal–we had to share the pedal. I used the pedal for my gigs and when Paul needed it I would bring it over to him at 30 Rockefeller Center on my bicycle.” In the early 90s, when his New York gigs began drying up, Jon was encouraged to go to Germany. “It was a hard time. My father had just died and there were very few gigs. I got the XB-2 organ right when I needed it, so I decided to take a chance. I bought a roundtrip ticket to Frankfurt with an open return. I went with 50 bucks and stayed for a year. When I came back, I had 100 bucks.” Jon stayed at a friend’s house and played a borrowed accordion on the street until he could get a band together. “I played on the street until my fingers turned blue and would collect enough money to get some fish soup. After about two weeks I got a call—I had put a band together and had 3 gigs coming up. A TV show had heard my story and wanted to do a story on me. At the first gig 19 people came; the second only 15 people came. Then I got the little spot on TV. When I came to the third gig people were lined up down the street. When I walked up I thought they were having an art exhibit. When they said, ‘No, they’re waiting for you.’ I choked up, I couldn’t even talk. So I’ve been playing there every year since. The people in Germany really saved my musical career at a time when very few things were happening for me in New York or San Francisco. I have a really good following in Europe. I keep busy as a musician in the States, playing hospitals and assisted living places, but my band dates I pretty much play overseas.” Jon’s Late Rent Sessions was eventually released on a German label and received modest airplay. During the 90s he travelled back and forth to Europe, spending a year playing gigs in Paris, and eventually settling in Hamburg. Since then he has released two more albums and has played gigs in Moscow, Shanghai, and Australia. With the help of the internet, Jon is able to produce his TV show anywhere. PRESENT DAY In the mid-2000s Jon produced Hammondcast, a radio program for CBS that aired in San Francisco at four in the morning and was rebroadcast before Oakland A’s games. “When the baseball games played in the afternoon, my show would play for about 20 minutes and then it was pre-empted. I had a lot of fun with that.” His guests included Danny Glover, Barry Melton from Country Joe & the Fish, and many local people. “It took me awhile to figure out that I had permission to broadcast anything I wanted. I could play the London Philharmonic or Stevie Wonder. My tag line was ‘Hello, Hello, Hello! Wake up or go back to sleep…’” Today, Jon continues to visit tradeshows and is determined to keep doing everything he does as long as he can. “I made a pact with my longtime co-producer, guitarist Joe Berger, that we are going to go to these trade shows until we are little old men with canes.” Jon has released four CDs For more info visit www.jonhammondband.com Jon Hammond Funk Unit https://www.namm.org/summer/2015/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit 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 funky jazz http://www.journal-frankfurt.de/funkyjazz Tuesday, April 5 at 9 PM Musikmesse Warm Up Party celebrating 30 years Best Party of The Year! Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in jazzkeller Tuesday April 5th 2016 celebrating 30 years Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in jazzkeller Tuesday April 5th 2016 celebrating 30 years Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondsMusikmesseWarmUpPartyJazzkeller Jon Hammond – organ Joe Berger – guitar Peter Klohmann – saxophone Giovanni Totò Gulino – drums Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ “Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!” The Jon Hammond Show is a funky swinging instrumental revue, featuring top international soloists. The show has universal appeal. Big Hammond orgel sound – 100% organic "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 Web: www.jazzkeller.com / www.jonhammondband.com photo by Lawrence Gay co-producer of West Coast Live Radio Program Late Rent, Theme Song, Jon Hammond, Jazz, jazzkeller, Frankfurt, Musikmesse, Organ Combo, #HammondOrgan #Musikmesse #NAMMShow

High Definition Movie of HEAD PHONE by Jon Hammond Band - May 23, 2016

*WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: High Definition Movie of HEAD PHONE by Jon Hammond Band Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/THESOUNDSOULSUMMITAllStarJamJonHammondBernardPurdieFatbackDrums Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153480174052102/ We played right before KEITH EMERSON's set here (RIP Keith) Stephen Fortner MC'ing - Jon Hammond Band with Bernard Purdie drums, Koei Tanaka chromatic harmonica, Joe Berger playing custom JJ Guitars model, Alex Budman tenor sax, Jon Hammond at the New Portable B3 organ - Hammond Organ USA Showcase - The NAMM Show http://www.HammondCast.com/ Jon Hammond Band Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/ Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/AcousticNationNAMMConcertLydiasTuneInNashvilleTennessee1 by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP Summer NAMM 2016 https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit Jon Hammond Funk Unit Performance Info Event Information: Event Date: Friday, June 24, 2016 - 2:00pm to 2:40pm Location: Music City Center, NAMM Nissan Stage on The Terrace Add to Calendar Frankfurt -- Lydia's Tune Live in Yachtklub Frankfurt - Hans Romanov Presents with Dedication to Lutz Büchner long-time member saxophonist of Jon Hammond Band Lydia's Tune Live in Yachtklub Frankfurt Hollywood -- Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/InterviewAllisonIrahetaAndMatthewHagerAkaHaloCircus Youtube https://youtu.be/yGND5modU8Q Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153441552957102/?l=6086248925586335229 Vimeo https://vimeo.com/165043267 Hollywood CA -- Interview Allison Iraheta and Matthew Hager aka Halo Circus with Jon Hammond at the 11th annual ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO for Jon Hammond Show - special thanks Kelly MacGaunn kelleemack pr, ‪#‎bobbimarcuspr‬ ‪#‎halocircus‬ ‪#‎ASCAPExpo‬ ‪#‎OurASCAP Add to Calendar https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit Breaking News: Jon Hammond Funk Unit Event Date: Friday, June 24, 2016 - 2:00pm to 2:40pm Location: Music City Center, NAMM Nissan Stage on The Terrace Event Information: Jon Hammond Funk Unit in Concert on NAMM Nissan Stage - Summer NAMM 2016 - Funky Jazz and Blues Performance Info Jon Hammond Funk Unit in Concert on NAMM Nissan Stage - Summer NAMM 2016 - Funky Jazz and Blues Musicians: Roland Barber trombone, Cord Martin tenor, Louis Flip Winfield drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ -- Special Guest TBA - FRIDAY June 24 - 2PM - 2:45PM - The NAMM Show Nasvle Music City Center - special thanks Mothertone / Sleishman Drum Co Michael Turner, Greg Herreman, NAMM Show Team Facebook Event Page https://www.facebook.com/events/504179796453763/ As Seen on TV! - 34 Years The Jon Hammond Show As Heard on Radio - HammondCast Jon Hammond Funk Unit Returning to Nashville Summer NAMM Show! https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit High Definition, Movie, HEAD PHONE, Jon Hammond Band, #NAMMShow #HammondOrgan #Nashville

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