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Rug Time Osaka - November 9, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Rug Time Osaka Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/RugTimeOsaka Youtube http://youtu.be/1Ir62JMXrqc Osaka -- Rug Time jazz club organ lounge in Osaka Japan -Jon Hammond at the Hammond B3 organ in trio with Hidefumi Nose guitar, Kengo Komae is the drummer. Special thanks Midori Ono and Osamu Yamamoto YS Organ http://www.HammondCast.com Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x29l5j6_rug-time-osaka_music CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1186684 Facebook Jon Hammond Band https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=932532343442230&set=vb.133709526657853&type=3&theater Good Time in Rug Time! http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1186762 *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond and Friends Jazz Spot Swing 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 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 Youtube http://youtu.be/5shPL3IOYlU NuMuBu http://www.numubu.com/153010-videos.html?VIDEO_ID=23971 CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1117717 Vimeo http://vimeo.com/91332204 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1mn3pb_late-rent-jon-hammond-theme-song-2014_music Jon Hammond Band Facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=806846682677464 Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/late-rent-jon-hammond-theme-song-2014-6818982 "The FINGERS...are the SINGERS!" Musikmesse "Warm Up Party" Jon Hammond & Band Jon Hammond (aus New York City) - organ Joe Berger - guitar Peter Klohmann - saxophone Giovanni Gulino - drums Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ "Classic Hammond Sound...In A Suitcase!" The Jon Hammond Show is a funky swinging instrumental revue, featuring top international soloists. The show has universal appeal. Big Hammond orgel sound - 100% organic Jon Hammond in P.Mauriat Pmauriat Albest Pro Shop Taipei Taiwan Journal Frankfurt article by Detlef Kinsler LINK: http://journal-frankfurt.de/funkyjazz Kultur MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME Nomen est omen. Der Mann heißt Hammond und spielt eine Hammond. Der Organist aus New York freut sich auf Frankfurt und lädt zur Musikmesse Warm Up Party am 9.4. in den Jazzkeller ein. JOURNAL FRANKFURT: Was war für Sie zuerst da - die Frankfurter Musikmesse oder Auftritte im Jazzkeller? Jon Hammond: Die Musikmesse. Ich kam 1987 zum ersten Mal nach Frankfurt, zusammen mit Joe Berger, der auf der Messe für Engl Amplifiers spielte. Wir flogen mit der Lufthansa ein und teilten uns ein Zimmer im berühmten Prinz Otto Hotel am Hauptbahnhof. Schon in der ersten Nacht stellte mir Joe den großen John Entwistle, den Bassisten von The Who vor. Es wurde eine lange Nacht, in der wir Cognac tranken und Erdnüsse knabberten in eiern Suite des Marriott Hotels. Ich habe Joe bei einer Session mit John und Ringo Starrs Sohn Zak Starkey im Dorian Grey Club gefilmt bei einer Soundcheck Party. In den ersten paar Jahren spielte ich nicht oft live weil ich noch keine transportierbare Hammond Orgel hatte vor 1991 als ich den Prototyp einer XB-2 Hammond Orgel bekam mit der ich dann um die Welt reiste. Hauptsächliche dokumenierte ich aber die Messe für meine Cable TV Show in New York, die inzwischen im 29. Jahr als The Jon Hammond Show -- Music, Travel and Soft News präsentiert. Die harten Nachrichten überlasse ich CNN und den großen Networks (lacht). Vom ersten Jahr an fühlten wir uns der Musikmesse eng verbunden, haben seitdem eine tolle Zeit hier, kommen jedes Jahr wieder bis wir kleine, alte Männer sind. Das Jazzkeller-Konzert am Vorabend der Musikmesse ist zu einer netten Tradition geworden - wie kam es dazu, was bedeutet es Ihnen und wir werden Sie dieses Jahr diesen Abend im Jazzkeller zelebrieren? Ab 1991 lernte ich mehr und mehr Musikmesse-Menschen kennen und die mich und auch einiges von meiner Musik. Einige von ihnen ermunterten mich, doch auch für Auftritte nach Deutschland zu kommen weil es hier doch ein Interesse an Hammond-Orgel-Groove-Music gab. Mit der schon erwähnten, kleinen, kompakten aber sehr kraftvollen Orgel war das alles möglich. Zudem machte ich in New York gerade eine schwere Zeit durch, mein Vater war gestorben und ich hatte das Gefühl, einige Veränderungen könnten meinem Leben gut tun. Also kam ich nach Frankfurt mit meiner XB-2, allerdings mit einem Rückflugticket falls etwas schief gehen würde. Ich rief viele Musiker an, ließ sie wissen, ich bin jetzt da, lasst uns zusammen spielen. Das war für mich der Anfang einer langen, sehr speziellen Beziehung, vor allem zum Frankfurter Publikum nach ersten kleinen erfolgen im Jazzkeller und einer kurzen Auftritt im Hessen Report im Fernsehen. Beatrix Rief verdanke ich dieses "lucky light on me", eine tolle Erfahrung. Seitdem nenne ich Frankfurt "My Good Luck City" und im Jazzkeller begann auch alles für mich als Musiker. Deshalb liegt mir der Club auch so nah am Herzen, deshalb hatte ich auch die Idee, meine "Musikmesse Warm Up Party" dort zu realisieren, immer in der Nacht bevor die Messe startet was zu einer schönen Tradition wurde. Im ersten Jahr, in dem ich dann auch ein wenig Sponsoring von Philip Morris bekam, konnte ich damit einige Flugtickets für befreundete Musik bezahlen. Darüber war ich sehr glücklich. Dabei rauche ich selbst gar nicht. Wie würden Sie Ihr persönliches Verhältnis zu Deutschland und Frankfurt beschrieben? Lassen Sie es mich so sagen: ich liebe Frankfurt und die Frankfurter waren immer gut zu mir in all den Jahren. Ich könnte ein ganzes Buch über die Zeit schreiben, in der ich in Bornheim wohnte und Nacht für Nacht in der alten Jazzkneipe in der Berliner Straße auftrat. Das war der Treffpunkt, wo auch die Musiker der HR Bigband hinkamen und es gab eine generöse Chefin in der kleinen Kneipe. Auch Regine Dobberschütz und Eugen Hahn im Jazzkeller waren wahre Jazzengel für mich, die mir so vieles ermöglichten in der Zeit. Wir konnten auch in den Studios von AFN Radio spielen, waren die einzigen Musiker, die das - mit einer Sondergenehmigung des US Militärs - durften. Für ein wenig Promotion für die Musikmesse. Wir nannten das Programm für die AFN "Profile TV "-Show "Sound Police". Wir hatten viel Spaß. Kein Wunder also, dass ich Frankfurt als my home away from home begreife und ich mich jedes Mal wieder freue zur Musikmesse zu reisen, in diesem Jahr übrigens zum 27. Mal in Folge. Und ich bin diesmal besonders aufgeregt, heim nach Frankfurt zu kommen weil ich gerade 60 Jahre alt geworden bin. Wer wird in diesem Jahr zum Gelingen des Konzertes mit teils komponierter, teils improvisierter Musik, so nehme ich an, beitragen und was für einen Sound wird die Band präsentieren? Ich habe etwa 90% der Kompositionen geschrieben, die wir spielen werden. Es ist die Musik, die man auch in meiner New Yorker TV-Show hören kann und die mich mehrmals um die Welt getragen hat. Meinen Stil nenne ich "Swinging Funky Jazz and Blues" und featurert die ganz wunderbaren Solisten in meine Band: Tony Lakatos, den großen ungarischen Tenorsaxophonisten, der auch Mitglied in der hr Bigband ist, dann meinen alten Freund Giovanni Gulino, diesen tollen Schlagzeuger, der schon für fast alle Großen der Szene getrommelt hat. Ich liebe diese Jungs. Als Gitarrist ist mein alten Freund und Kollege Joe Berger dabei, den man auch als The Berger-Meister kennt. Auf diese Formation bin ich wirklich stolz. Werden Sie im Jazzkeller wieder eine Hammond Orgel spielen? Ja, sicher, das neueste Modell, eine Sk1, die exakt so klingt wie die legendäre B3. Ich liebe sie. Und sie wiegt nur noch sieben Kilo (Anm. des Autors: Das Original, ein echtes Möbel mit viel Holz, mussten immer zwei Menschen mit viel Muskelkraft die Treppen rauf und runter hieven), ein deutliches Indiz, dass wir in der Zukunft angekommen sind. Da stecken viele Jahre Forschung und Entwicklung drin, auch Bühnenerprobungen. Ich ziehe den Hut vor den Ingenieuren von Suzuki, ein unverwüstliches Instrument erschaffen zu haben. Und das unterziehe ich jetzt einen echten Härttest (lacht). -- Interview: Detlef Kinsler P.Mauriat Action Blues With Jon Hammond Pmauriat / Albest Music Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/P.MauriatActionBluesWithJonHammond (Higher Quality) P.Mauriat HQ / Pmauriat Albest action with Jon Hammond Blues All Afternoon at The NAMM Show with P.Mauriat Artists and guests Arno Haas, Hailey Niswanger, James Carter, Joshua Quinlan, Juan Alzate, Ryan Montano - Jon Hammond at the Sk1 organ http://www.HammondCast.com/ Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/BoomBoomRoomPocketFunk Youtube http://youtu.be/jA1kEBVKlGQ Facebook Jon Hammond Band https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=933335646695233 In Memory of James Preston funky drummer - Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men perform "Pocket Funk" in the Boom Boom Room - San Francisco CA - Jon Hammond at the Hammond B3 organ, Barry Finnerty guitar, James Preston drums Vimeo http://vimeo.com/111328268 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x29paoz_boom-boom-room-pocket-funk_music http://www.jonhammondband.com/ ©JON HAMMOND International / ASCAP - Jon Hammond Band - Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Jon Hammond, James Preston and Jon Hammond Organ Group at Boom Boom Room Presents 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 Rug Time, Osaka Japan, KIX, Jon Hammond, B3 organ, Funky Jazz, Blues Music, Popular night spot, Hidefumi Nose, Kengo Komae, YS Corporation, Midori Ono, Osamu Yamamoto, Local 802, Musicians Union

Boom Boom Room Pocket Funk - November 9, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Boom Boom Room Pocket Funk Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/BoomBoomRoomPocketFunk Youtube http://youtu.be/jA1kEBVKlGQ Facebook Jon Hammond Band https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=933335646695233 In Memory of James Preston funky drummer - Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men perform "Pocket Funk" in the Boom Boom Room - San Francisco CA - Jon Hammond at the Hammond B3 organ, Barry Finnerty guitar, James Preston drums Vimeo http://vimeo.com/111328268 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x29paoz_boom-boom-room-pocket-funk_music http://www.jonhammondband.com/ ©JON HAMMOND International / ASCAP - Jon Hammond Band - Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Jon Hammond, James Preston and Jon Hammond Organ Group at Boom Boom Room Presents 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 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 Youtube http://youtu.be/5shPL3IOYlU NuMuBu http://www.numubu.com/153010-videos.html?VIDEO_ID=23971 CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1117717 Vimeo http://vimeo.com/91332204 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1mn3pb_late-rent-jon-hammond-theme-song-2014_music Jon Hammond Band Facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=806846682677464 Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/late-rent-jon-hammond-theme-song-2014-6818982 "The FINGERS...are the SINGERS!" Musikmesse "Warm Up Party" Jon Hammond & Band Jon Hammond (aus New York City) - organ Joe Berger - guitar Peter Klohmann - saxophone Giovanni Gulino - drums Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ "Classic Hammond Sound...In A Suitcase!" The Jon Hammond Show is a funky swinging instrumental revue, featuring top international soloists. The show has universal appeal. Big Hammond orgel sound - 100% organic Jon Hammond in P.Mauriat Pmauriat Albest Pro Shop Taipei Taiwan Journal Frankfurt article by Detlef Kinsler LINK: http://journal-frankfurt.de/funkyjazz Kultur MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME Nomen est omen. Der Mann heißt Hammond und spielt eine Hammond. Der Organist aus New York freut sich auf Frankfurt und lädt zur Musikmesse Warm Up Party am 9.4. in den Jazzkeller ein. JOURNAL FRANKFURT: Was war für Sie zuerst da - die Frankfurter Musikmesse oder Auftritte im Jazzkeller? Jon Hammond: Die Musikmesse. Ich kam 1987 zum ersten Mal nach Frankfurt, zusammen mit Joe Berger, der auf der Messe für Engl Amplifiers spielte. Wir flogen mit der Lufthansa ein und teilten uns ein Zimmer im berühmten Prinz Otto Hotel am Hauptbahnhof. Schon in der ersten Nacht stellte mir Joe den großen John Entwistle, den Bassisten von The Who vor. Es wurde eine lange Nacht, in der wir Cognac tranken und Erdnüsse knabberten in eiern Suite des Marriott Hotels. Ich habe Joe bei einer Session mit John und Ringo Starrs Sohn Zak Starkey im Dorian Grey Club gefilmt bei einer Soundcheck Party. In den ersten paar Jahren spielte ich nicht oft live weil ich noch keine transportierbare Hammond Orgel hatte vor 1991 als ich den Prototyp einer XB-2 Hammond Orgel bekam mit der ich dann um die Welt reiste. Hauptsächliche dokumenierte ich aber die Messe für meine Cable TV Show in New York, die inzwischen im 29. Jahr als The Jon Hammond Show -- Music, Travel and Soft News präsentiert. Die harten Nachrichten überlasse ich CNN und den großen Networks (lacht). Vom ersten Jahr an fühlten wir uns der Musikmesse eng verbunden, haben seitdem eine tolle Zeit hier, kommen jedes Jahr wieder bis wir kleine, alte Männer sind. Das Jazzkeller-Konzert am Vorabend der Musikmesse ist zu einer netten Tradition geworden - wie kam es dazu, was bedeutet es Ihnen und wir werden Sie dieses Jahr diesen Abend im Jazzkeller zelebrieren? Ab 1991 lernte ich mehr und mehr Musikmesse-Menschen kennen und die mich und auch einiges von meiner Musik. Einige von ihnen ermunterten mich, doch auch für Auftritte nach Deutschland zu kommen weil es hier doch ein Interesse an Hammond-Orgel-Groove-Music gab. Mit der schon erwähnten, kleinen, kompakten aber sehr kraftvollen Orgel war das alles möglich. Zudem machte ich in New York gerade eine schwere Zeit durch, mein Vater war gestorben und ich hatte das Gefühl, einige Veränderungen könnten meinem Leben gut tun. Also kam ich nach Frankfurt mit meiner XB-2, allerdings mit einem Rückflugticket falls etwas schief gehen würde. Ich rief viele Musiker an, ließ sie wissen, ich bin jetzt da, lasst uns zusammen spielen. Das war für mich der Anfang einer langen, sehr speziellen Beziehung, vor allem zum Frankfurter Publikum nach ersten kleinen erfolgen im Jazzkeller und einer kurzen Auftritt im Hessen Report im Fernsehen. Beatrix Rief verdanke ich dieses "lucky light on me", eine tolle Erfahrung. Seitdem nenne ich Frankfurt "My Good Luck City" und im Jazzkeller begann auch alles für mich als Musiker. Deshalb liegt mir der Club auch so nah am Herzen, deshalb hatte ich auch die Idee, meine "Musikmesse Warm Up Party" dort zu realisieren, immer in der Nacht bevor die Messe startet was zu einer schönen Tradition wurde. Im ersten Jahr, in dem ich dann auch ein wenig Sponsoring von Philip Morris bekam, konnte ich damit einige Flugtickets für befreundete Musik bezahlen. Darüber war ich sehr glücklich. Dabei rauche ich selbst gar nicht. Wie würden Sie Ihr persönliches Verhältnis zu Deutschland und Frankfurt beschrieben? Lassen Sie es mich so sagen: ich liebe Frankfurt und die Frankfurter waren immer gut zu mir in all den Jahren. Ich könnte ein ganzes Buch über die Zeit schreiben, in der ich in Bornheim wohnte und Nacht für Nacht in der alten Jazzkneipe in der Berliner Straße auftrat. Das war der Treffpunkt, wo auch die Musiker der HR Bigband hinkamen und es gab eine generöse Chefin in der kleinen Kneipe. Auch Regine Dobberschütz und Eugen Hahn im Jazzkeller waren wahre Jazzengel für mich, die mir so vieles ermöglichten in der Zeit. Wir konnten auch in den Studios von AFN Radio spielen, waren die einzigen Musiker, die das - mit einer Sondergenehmigung des US Militärs - durften. Für ein wenig Promotion für die Musikmesse. Wir nannten das Programm für die AFN "Profile TV "-Show "Sound Police". Wir hatten viel Spaß. Kein Wunder also, dass ich Frankfurt als my home away from home begreife und ich mich jedes Mal wieder freue zur Musikmesse zu reisen, in diesem Jahr übrigens zum 27. Mal in Folge. Und ich bin diesmal besonders aufgeregt, heim nach Frankfurt zu kommen weil ich gerade 60 Jahre alt geworden bin. Wer wird in diesem Jahr zum Gelingen des Konzertes mit teils komponierter, teils improvisierter Musik, so nehme ich an, beitragen und was für einen Sound wird die Band präsentieren? Ich habe etwa 90% der Kompositionen geschrieben, die wir spielen werden. Es ist die Musik, die man auch in meiner New Yorker TV-Show hören kann und die mich mehrmals um die Welt getragen hat. Meinen Stil nenne ich "Swinging Funky Jazz and Blues" und featurert die ganz wunderbaren Solisten in meine Band: Tony Lakatos, den großen ungarischen Tenorsaxophonisten, der auch Mitglied in der hr Bigband ist, dann meinen alten Freund Giovanni Gulino, diesen tollen Schlagzeuger, der schon für fast alle Großen der Szene getrommelt hat. Ich liebe diese Jungs. Als Gitarrist ist mein alten Freund und Kollege Joe Berger dabei, den man auch als The Berger-Meister kennt. Auf diese Formation bin ich wirklich stolz. Werden Sie im Jazzkeller wieder eine Hammond Orgel spielen? Ja, sicher, das neueste Modell, eine Sk1, die exakt so klingt wie die legendäre B3. Ich liebe sie. Und sie wiegt nur noch sieben Kilo (Anm. des Autors: Das Original, ein echtes Möbel mit viel Holz, mussten immer zwei Menschen mit viel Muskelkraft die Treppen rauf und runter hieven), ein deutliches Indiz, dass wir in der Zukunft angekommen sind. Da stecken viele Jahre Forschung und Entwicklung drin, auch Bühnenerprobungen. Ich ziehe den Hut vor den Ingenieuren von Suzuki, ein unverwüstliches Instrument erschaffen zu haben. Und das unterziehe ich jetzt einen echten Härttest (lacht). -- Interview: Detlef Kinsler P.Mauriat Action Blues With Jon Hammond Pmauriat / Albest Music Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/P.MauriatActionBluesWithJonHammond (Higher Quality) P.Mauriat HQ / Pmauriat Albest action with Jon Hammond Blues All Afternoon at The NAMM Show with P.Mauriat Artists and guests Arno Haas, Hailey Niswanger, James Carter, Joshua Quinlan, Juan Alzate, Ryan Montano - Jon Hammond at the Sk1 organ http://www.HammondCast.com/ — Funky drums, James Preston, Pocket Funk, Boom Boom Room, Jon Hammond, B3 organ, ASCAP Composer, Sons of Champlin, Cold Blood drummer, Local 6, Musicians Union

Jon Hammond Local 802 Musician Early Set And Jon's Pictures - November 5, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond Local 802 Musician Early Set And Jon's Pictures Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondLocal802MusicianEarlySetAndJonsPictures Youtube http://youtu.be/n319bzqv5AQ Jon Hammond Local 802 Musician playing solo early bird set in 802 Club Room with Jon's pictures assembled by Jon himself over the years, 31st year on cable TV The Jon Hammond Show now on again in late Friday night / early Saturday morning slot 1:30AM on Channel 1 Community Channel MNN TV in Manhattan and streaming around the world http://www.HammondCast.com/ all images ©JON HAMMOND International "The FINGERS...are The SINGERS!"™- Local 802 Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM — with Bernard Purdie, Michael Pratt, Art Baron, Jon Hammond Band, Jon Hammond Organ Group, Todd Anderson, Joe Berger, Bernard "Pretty" Purdie and James Preston at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM - 322 W. 48th Street New York, NY 10036 USA CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1185841 Vimeo http://vimeo.com/110975286 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x29coqw_jon-hammond-local-802-musician-early-set-and-jon-s-pictures_music Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=930980766930721 Early Set, Jazz Session, Hammond Organ, Historic Photographs, Local 802, Musicians Union, Jon Hammond, Monday night, bandstand, classics, Solo organ

Solo Early Bird Session Local 802 - November 4, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Solo Early Bird Session Local 802 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/SoloEarlyBirdSessionLocal802 Youtube http://youtu.be/ve9yU7zRiZM Jon Hammond warms up the bandstand at Local 802 - Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM Union playing the classics solo at the Hammond organ before the weekly Monday night Jazz jam session sponsored by the good folks at Jazz Foundation of Jazz-Foundation America - just back from Taipei Taiwan on the night before voting day - 322 W. 48th Street in the Club Room http://www.HammondCast.com/ — at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM. New York NY USA -- Early bird gets the worm...second mouse votes nice 'n early! Straight up and down Democrat, I voted! - Jon Hammond - I got the sticker to prove it! It was really great to see / hear these two main men at Frankfurt musikmesse - Luigi Bruti and Ludovic Beier - they are literally re-writing the book on modern accordion with Roland V-Accordion - sounds beautiful cats! - Jon Hammond — with Ludovic Beier and Luigi Bruti at musikmesse Eminence Speaker LLC Our good friend and amazing organ player Jon Hammond was presented the 2014 Believe in Music Award by NAMM President Joe Lamond. Congratulations Jon! New York NY -- The Big Apple is looking good! Congratulations to all the NYC Marathon Runners who ran around the big apple yesterday! - Jon Hammond http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_Marathon The 2014 New York City Marathon was run on Sunday, November 2, 2014. It was announced on October 2, 2013, that the marathon's main sponsorship will be taken over by Tata Consultancy Services starting in 2014. It is an eight-year deal, and the race will be known as the TCS New York City Marathon. The New York City Marathon (branded TCS New York City Marathon and formerly branded ING New York City Marathon for sponsorship reasons) is an annual marathon (42.195 km or 26.219 mi) that courses through the five boroughs of New York City. It is the largest marathon in the world,[3] with 50,304 finishers in 2013.[4] Along with the Boston Marathon and Chicago Marathon, it is among the pre-eminent long-distance annual running events in the United States and is one of the World Marathon Majors Hamamatsu Japan -- Panorama View Group Shot in Suzuki Musical Instruments headquarters & factory - special concert for President founder Mr. Manji Suzuki and Suzuki Musical Instruments Team - makers of Hammond Organs - Jon Hammond / Jon Hammond Organ Group - http://hammondcast.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/suzuki-headquarters-concert-in-hamamatsu-jons-journal-december-3-2012/ Anaheim California -- Congratulations to the 2014 NAMM Show Believe in Music Awards Recipients! I am deeply humbled and honored, merci beaucoup, Jon Hammond *Note: When the new listing comes up for NAMM Schedule, my band is Jon Hammond Funk Unit for 2015 Winter NAMM Show - we hit at High Noon 12PM Friday January 23rd on The NAMM Show Center Stage for 40 minutes by the BBQ Center Patio for special lunch set - Bon Appetite! Jon Hammond Band / Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center This image is n/g (not good) - special thanks to my friends at the 24 hour mega Apple Store Fifth Avenue for straightening me out at 3AM in the morning, all is good now! Jon Hammond — at Apple Store, Fifth Avenue Early Bird, Hammond Organ, Jon Hammond, Musicians Union, Local 802, Jazz Session, Jazz Foundation of America, New York City, soulful

SESSION In Jazz Spot Swing Taipei - October 31, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: SESSION In Jazz Spot Swing Taipei Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/SESSIONInJazzSpotSwingTaipei Youtube http://youtu.be/Bq-WelLRWFs Jazz Session with Yasuhiro Futaoka (drums) Kenichi Toyoda (piano) Jon Hammond (organ) - stage camera in Jazz Spot Swing nightclub Taipei Taiwan - Jon is playing the Hammond Sk2 of Mr. Nobuki Kuwahara, very fun session jazz standards and blues night before Jon flew back to USA from first visit to Taipei. Thanks to the wonderful musicians - Jazz Spot Swing! http://www.HammondCast.com CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1184631 Vimeo http://vimeo.com/110606423 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x291mns_session-in-jazz-spot-swing-taipei_music Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/P.MauriatFunkJamSessionFrankfurtMusikmesse Messe Frankfurt -- Fun Funky Session! LINK: http://youtu.be/cGn-vV20Vzs Fun Funky Jam Session in P.Mauriat Stand with lighting of very special good luck lantern gift at Frankfurt musikmesse with P.Mauriat Saxophone Artists: Tony Lakatos, Arno Haas, Reiner Witzel - saxophones, and Jon Hammond at the organ - filmed in Full High Definition for HammondCast http://www.HammondCast.com P Mauriat HQ Pmauriat Albest - Special Thanks to Alex Mingmann Hsieh and TecAmp for loaning the fine compact super-light bass amp with Neodymium speaker powering Jon's organ — with Pmauriat Albest - musikmesse Vimeo http://vimeo.com/107438390 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x26ubua_p-mauriat-funk-jam-session-frankfurt-musikmesse_music Youtube http://youtu.be/cGn-vV20Vzs Youtubes of every song we played in Auster Bar Hamburg going backwards Jon Hammond Band http://youtu.be/BqtFWKBeC0c “Cooking at The Auster Bar” http://youtu.be/9P8yZiXgWfI “Tribute to Cannonball - Mercy Mercy Mercy” http://youtu.be/MdQi8mAslzE “Tribute to Bobby Timmons - Moanin’ / Blues” http://youtu.be/jtAaQLH_BYk “Late Rent - Them Song” http://youtu.be/orpLWd66-Hw “No X-Cess Baggage Blues” http://youtu.be/LFhxrDs6PbQ “Lydia’s Tune - Bossa Nova” http://youtu.be/MxpIJesOJXQ “Pocket Funk” http://youtu.be/q4_lNnwzxrU “Auster Blues and Jazz Jon's archive http://ia802300.us.archive.org/27/items/CookingAtTheAusterBarJonHammondBandWithNDRHorns/Cooking%20at%20The%20Auster%20Bar%20Jon%20Hammond%20Band%20With%20NDR%20Horns.mp4 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/AwesomeFunkyJazzTributeToCannonballNDRHornsJonHammondBand Full High Definition Version: Awesome Funky Jazz Tribute to Cannonball NDR Horns feature on Jon Hammond Band Auster Bar Jazz Series concert Hamburg Eimsbüttel. Welcome Knut Benzner - NDR Redaktion! NDR Horns on Jon Hammond Band: L to R Michael Leuschner t., Lutz Büchner t.s., Fiete Felsch a.s. Funky Heinz Lichius drums, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor, Friedrich Fiete Felsch alto, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass Taipei Session, Jazz Spot Swing, Hammond Organ, Piano, Jon Hammond, Sk2, Kenichi Toyoda, Yasuhiro Futaoka, Nightclub, P.Mauriat, Superlux Taipei

Jon Hammond Friends Play Music Of Henry - October 29, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond Friends Play Music Of Henry Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondFriendsPlayMusicOfHenry Taipei Taiwan -- JAZZ SPOT SWING popular organ lounge showcase bar special session: Jon Hammond Friends Play Music of Jon's friend Henry: Toyada(pf)Kishimoto(fh)Jon Hammond (o) - special thanks to Mr. Nobuki Kuwahara boss and Mrs. Kuwahara, Jon Hammond is playing Mr. Kuwahara's Hammond Sk2 organ manufactured by Suzuki Musical Instruments - Video by Superlux Taiwan Taipei Team - Nico, Shannon, Letitia http://www.HammondCast.com/ Filmed in Full High Definition in Jazz Spot Swing Organ Lounge for The Jon Hammond Show on MNN TV TV Producers of Manhattan Neighborhood Network [MNN] very special thanks to Pmauriat Albest "Go For The Sound" Jon Hammond Organ Group Taipei Night Life — with Jon Hammond, Nobuki Kuwahara, Superlux Taiwan and Pmauriat Albest at Jazz Spot Swing Youtube http://youtu.be/snqHUXnGTBI CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1183994 Jon Hammond FUNK UNIT NAMM Showcase: Friday, January 23rd at 12:00pm Center Stage: LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/1473440672921422/ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Very Special Announcement: It is my pleasure to announce that my new band Jon Hammond FUNK UNIT has been selected to play The NAMM Show Showcase Center Stage we Hit right at 12 Noon for 40 smokin' minutes - Location outdoor patio between Hall B and Hall C Swingin' Funky Jazz and Blues originals featuring international soloists you know and love, the best on their instruments in the Business folks - check back frequently for more information - Breaking CBS News: LINK: http://www.namm.org/summer/2014/concerts-performances/jon-hammond-organ-group Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband Artist Bio: JON HAMMOND Instruments: Organ, Accordion, Piano, Guitar Attended: Berklee College of Music 1974, City College San Francisco Languages: English, German Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Hammond Organ. Musician: Jon Hammond is one of the premier B3 PLAYERS in the world. Jon has played professionally since age 12. Beginning as a solo accordionist, he later played Hammond B3 organ in a number of important San Francisco bands. His all original group HADES opened shows for Tower of Power, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Michael Bloomfield. Eddie Money and Barry Finnerty became musical associates. Moving East he attended Berklee College of Music and played venues as diverse as Boston's "Combat Zone" in the striptease clubs during the '70's and the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod, where he was house organist with the late great trumpet player Lou Colombo and developed a lasting friendship with House Speaker Tip O'Neill. He also toured the Northeast and Canada with the successful show revue "Easy Living", and continued his appearances at nightclubs in Boston and New York. Subsequently Hammond lived and traveled in Europe, where he has an enthusiastic following. TV/Video Producer: In 1981 Jon formed BackBeat Productions. Assisted by Lori Friedman (Video by LORI), the innovative TV show "The Jon Hammond Show" became a Manhattan Cable TV favorite. Jon's "Live on the street" video style included news events, as well as live music/video clips of Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge and many others. The weekly show is now in it's 30th year and has influenced the broadcasts of David Letterman and others. Billboard Magazine hailed Jon's show as "The Alternative to MTV". LINK http://youtu.be/7TApELTO1XI Head Phone - Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie of Jon's Band Featuring Bernard Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Alex Budman, Joe Berger2, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Stephen Fortner, Scott May, Joe Berger rips it up! Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Hilton Anaheim Lobby Special Program on 80th Anniversary of Hammond Organ USA - Front of House / FOH Mix by Brian English - Denny Mack Audio - announcement - Stephen Fortner - Editor Keyboard Magazine Jon Hammond Organ Group - Hammond Suzuki Musical Instruments Team Folks, I am very happy to report that Koei Tanaka is confirmed 100% to be joining us for our NAMM Showcase again, flying in from Tokyo...the great Suzuki Harmonica Star and Humanitarian! This is going to be a really great band - Joe Berger on guitar and I will confirm the rest of the cats in short order: We hit at High Noon 12PM Center Stage NAMM Show Friday January 23, 2015 - Jon Hammond FUNK UNIT - Photo courtesy NAMM Press Breaking News Anaheim CA -- It brings me great pleasure to announce that Dom Famularo the great drummer, teacher and motivational Friend to all drummers around the world will be re-joining us on NAMM Center Stage at High Noon 12PM NAMM Showcase special Lunch Show by the BBQ Jon Hammond FUNK UNIT - Confirmed: Dom Famularo drums, Joe Berger guitar, Koei Tanaka harmonica, please join us all our NAMM Head Friends: Friday January 23, 2015 - Dom Famularo Feature: LINK: http://youtu.be/0656E-IWDn8 Power Funk Supreme - JH Photo by Jon Hammond at sound check bright and early, Dom is ready to Hit http://www.namm.org/summer/2014/concerts-performances/jon-hammond-organ-group 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 - 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 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 Youtube http://youtu.be/5shPL3IOYlU NuMuBu http://www.numubu.com/153010-videos.html?VIDEO_ID=23971 CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1117717 Jon Hammond, Friends, Henry, Taipei Taiwan, Jazz Spot Swing, Breaking News, NAMM Showcase, Center Stage, Funk Unit, Hammond Organ, Sk1, Sk2, Organ Lounge, P.Mauriat, Go For The Sound, Musicians Union, Local 802

Jon Hammond Friends Play Music Of Henry - October 29, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond Friends Play Music Of Henry Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondFriendsPlayMusicOfHenry Taipei Taiwan -- JAZZ SPOT SWING popular organ lounge showcase bar special session: Jon Hammond Friends Play Music of Jon's friend Henry: Toyada(pf)Kishimoto(fh)Jon Hammond (o) - special thanks to Mr. Nobuki Kuwahara boss and Mrs. Kuwahara, Jon Hammond is playing Mr. Kuwahara's Hammond Sk2 organ manufactured by Suzuki Musical Instruments - Video by Superlux Taiwan Taipei Team - Nico, Shannon, Letitia http://www.HammondCast.com/ Filmed in Full High Definition in Jazz Spot Swing Organ Lounge for The Jon Hammond Show on MNN TV TV Producers of Manhattan Neighborhood Network [MNN] very special thanks to Pmauriat Albest "Go For The Sound" Jon Hammond Organ Group Taipei Night Life — with Jon Hammond, Nobuki Kuwahara, Superlux Taiwan and Pmauriat Albest at Jazz Spot Swing Youtube http://youtu.be/snqHUXnGTBI CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1183994 Jon Hammond FUNK UNIT NAMM Showcase: Friday, January 23rd at 12:00pm Center Stage: LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/1473440672921422/ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Very Special Announcement: It is my pleasure to announce that my new band Jon Hammond FUNK UNIT has been selected to play The NAMM Show Showcase Center Stage we Hit right at 12 Noon for 40 smokin' minutes - Location outdoor patio between Hall B and Hall C Swingin' Funky Jazz and Blues originals featuring international soloists you know and love, the best on their instruments in the Business folks - check back frequently for more information - Breaking CBS News: LINK: http://www.namm.org/summer/2014/concerts-performances/jon-hammond-organ-group Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband Artist Bio: JON HAMMOND Instruments: Organ, Accordion, Piano, Guitar Attended: Berklee College of Music 1974, City College San Francisco Languages: English, German Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Hammond Organ. Musician: Jon Hammond is one of the premier B3 PLAYERS in the world. Jon has played professionally since age 12. Beginning as a solo accordionist, he later played Hammond B3 organ in a number of important San Francisco bands. His all original group HADES opened shows for Tower of Power, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Michael Bloomfield. Eddie Money and Barry Finnerty became musical associates. Moving East he attended Berklee College of Music and played venues as diverse as Boston's "Combat Zone" in the striptease clubs during the '70's and the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod, where he was house organist with the late great trumpet player Lou Colombo and developed a lasting friendship with House Speaker Tip O'Neill. He also toured the Northeast and Canada with the successful show revue "Easy Living", and continued his appearances at nightclubs in Boston and New York. Subsequently Hammond lived and traveled in Europe, where he has an enthusiastic following. TV/Video Producer: In 1981 Jon formed BackBeat Productions. Assisted by Lori Friedman (Video by LORI), the innovative TV show "The Jon Hammond Show" became a Manhattan Cable TV favorite. Jon's "Live on the street" video style included news events, as well as live music/video clips of Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge and many others. The weekly show is now in it's 30th year and has influenced the broadcasts of David Letterman and others. Billboard Magazine hailed Jon's show as "The Alternative to MTV". LINK http://youtu.be/7TApELTO1XI Head Phone - Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie of Jon's Band Featuring Bernard Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Alex Budman, Joe Berger2, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Stephen Fortner, Scott May, Joe Berger rips it up! Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Hilton Anaheim Lobby Special Program on 80th Anniversary of Hammond Organ USA - Front of House / FOH Mix by Brian English - Denny Mack Audio - announcement - Stephen Fortner - Editor Keyboard Magazine Jon Hammond Organ Group - Hammond Suzuki Musical Instruments Team Folks, I am very happy to report that Koei Tanaka is confirmed 100% to be joining us for our NAMM Showcase again, flying in from Tokyo...the great Suzuki Harmonica Star and Humanitarian! This is going to be a really great band - Joe Berger on guitar and I will confirm the rest of the cats in short order: We hit at High Noon 12PM Center Stage NAMM Show Friday January 23, 2015 - Jon Hammond FUNK UNIT - Photo courtesy NAMM Press Breaking News Anaheim CA -- It brings me great pleasure to announce that Dom Famularo the great drummer, teacher and motivational Friend to all drummers around the world will be re-joining us on NAMM Center Stage at High Noon 12PM NAMM Showcase special Lunch Show by the BBQ Jon Hammond FUNK UNIT - Confirmed: Dom Famularo drums, Joe Berger guitar, Koei Tanaka harmonica, please join us all our NAMM Head Friends: Friday January 23, 2015 - Dom Famularo Feature: LINK: http://youtu.be/0656E-IWDn8 Power Funk Supreme - JH Photo by Jon Hammond at sound check bright and early, Dom is ready to Hit http://www.namm.org/summer/2014/concerts-performances/jon-hammond-organ-group 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 - 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 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 Youtube http://youtu.be/5shPL3IOYlU NuMuBu http://www.numubu.com/153010-videos.html?VIDEO_ID=23971 CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1117717 Jon Hammond, Friends, Henry, Taipei Taiwan, Jazz Spot Swing, Breaking News, NAMM Showcase, Center Stage, Funk Unit, Hammond Organ, Sk1, Sk2, Organ Lounge, P.Mauriat, Go For The Sound, Musicians Union, Local 802

Somewhere Over Taipei Piano Organ Jazz Spot Swing - October 26, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Somewhere Over Taipei Piano Organ Jazz Spot Swing Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/SomewhereOverTaipeiPianoOrganJazzSpotSwing Youtube http://youtu.be/NvySFdePVxs Somewhere Over Taipei Piano Organ Jazz Spot Swing Jon Hammond visits popular Taipei nightclub Jazz Spot Swing Organ Lounge, Hammond Organ Piano Duo swinging Somewhere Over Taipei - very special thanks Mr. Nobuki Kurahawa and Mrs. Kurahawa hosting nightly Sk2 organ onstage - Superlux Taiwan Taipei Team Nico, Shannon, Letitia, P.Mauriat Pro Shop, Mr. Eric Chen TONG HO Musical, Mr. Shigeyuki Ohtaka Suzuki Musical Instruments http://www.HammondCast.com Filmed in High Definition Jazz Spot Swing Taipei Taiwan Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x28ooxn_somewhere-over-taipei-piano-organ-jazz-spot-swing_music CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1183389 Vimeo http://vimeo.com/110098435 Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=925585284136936 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/2014PocketFunkPhotosJazzkellerParty Pocket Funk by Jon Hammond with photos by Andreas Meer the great Rock Photographer of Frankfurt - Jon's annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller - almost complete take shot by Aurelia Natalini with camera direction by Tino Pavlis - Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ ©Jon Hammond International ASCAP http://www.jonhammondband.com/ Jon Hammond Band / Jon Hammond Organ Group CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1180962 Youtube http://youtu.be/IBWpFYwnMaU Facebook hammondcast https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152360940537102 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/NoXCessBaggageByJonHammondSpclThanksLufthansaNDR NDR SESSIONS Projekt - Control Room NDR Studio 1 Jon Hammond Band special dedication to Lufthansa and NDR "No X-Cess Baggage Blues" live performance of track from NDR SESSIONS Projekt album featuring the NDR Horns: Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Heinz Lichius drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass - concert in Auster Bar Auster Jazz Series - special thanks Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera - the incredible NDR Musicians and Knut Benzner & Jazz Redaktion Team, Lufthansa Technik Hamburg, Apple iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ndr-sessions-projekt/id154024761 Ham-Berger-Friz Records ©JH INTL ASCAP - Filmed in High Definition Live at Auster Bar Hamburg Eimsbüttel courtesy of Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt Auster Bar Team Additional Musical Category Notes: This new release from Jon Hammond marks his move into mainstream jazz. Utilizing the famous NDR Orchestra and Studios in Hamburg, Germany, Jon has crafted an excellent organ jazz record utilizing drums, sax and trombone. Outstanding support from saxophone soloist Lutz Buchner adds a lyrical modern jazz sound to the recordings. Excellent drumming by Heinz Lichius and the soulful sound of Joe Gallardo on trombone round out the disc. Great classic tunes are covered, along with some originals, including “My One and Only Love,” “Skylark,” “Besame Mucho,” “Blues In The Night” and “No X-Cess Baggage Blues.” https://hammondjazz.wordpress.com/tag/ndr-sessions-projekt/ THE NDR SESSIONS PROJEKT HAMMOND, JON HAM-BERGER-FRIZ RECORDS Youtube http://youtu.be/orpLWd66-Hw Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x25eq0i_no-x-cess-baggage-by-jon-hammond-spcl-thanks-lufthansa-ndr_music CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/people/hammondcast Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105478616 Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=896018310426967 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/LegendaryHamburgMusikRotthoff Jon Hammond and Joe Berger In-store performance in the legendary Hamburg music shop 'Musik Rotthoff' - world-renowned for having sold The Beatles their most famous guitars and musical equipment and also supplied the equipment for The Star Club, Top Ten Club and still going strong as a supplier of both new and rare vintage instruments, amplification, sound reinforcement, lighting and all accessories - located in St. Pauli Hamburg Germany http://www.musik-rotthoff.de/ - Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars - Jon Hammond is playing Hammond Sk1 organ made by Suzuki Musical Instruments - special thanks to Hr. Claus-Dieter Rotthoff and his son Maik Rotthoff - JH Claus-Dieter Rotthoff and his son Maik Rotthoff in shop - photo by Jon Hammond Youtube http://youtu.be/j_KO0d2VF54 CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1166733 Vimeo http://vimeo.com/104894115 Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=891294470899351&set=vb.133709526657853&type=3&theater Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/LydiasTuneAusterJazzSeriesWithNDRHorns Filmed in High Definition Lydia's Tune Auster Jazz Series with NDR Horns - Jon Hammond Band Lydia's Tune written by Mr. Hammond in Paris, first time in 1981 after flying there aboard Air France Concorde - a bossa nova featuring the fine playing of Joe Berger on guitar, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Heinz Lichius drums and Jon Hammond at the Hammond Sk1 organ + bass - special thanks to Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera, Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt - support from Musik Rotthoff Hamburg long-time established music shop where The Beatles acquired their famous instruments - http://www.HammondCast.com/ - Youtube http://youtu.be/LFhxrDs6PbQ Lydia's Tune Auster Jazz Series with NDR Horns Filmed in High Definition CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167948 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x25ckzz_lydia-s-tune-auster-jazz-series-with-ndr-horns-filmed-in-high-definition_shortfilms Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=894959580532840 Filmed in High Definition Lydia's Tune Auster Jazz Series With NDR Hornss Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/PocketFunkWithNDRHornsAusterJazz 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, 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 — at Auster Bar. Youtube http://youtu.be/MxpIJesOJXQ CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167713 Somewhere Over Taipei, Taiwan, P.Mauriat, Go For The Sound, Jazz Spot Swing, Nobuki Kuwahara, Jazz, Hammond Organ, Organ Lounge, Sk2 Hammond, Suzuki, Musicians Union, Local 802

Jon Hammond and Friends Jazz Spot Swing - October 25, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond and Friends Jazz Spot Swing 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 - 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 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 Youtube http://youtu.be/5shPL3IOYlU NuMuBu http://www.numubu.com/153010-videos.html?VIDEO_ID=23971 CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1117717 Vimeo http://vimeo.com/91332204 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1mn3pb_late-rent-jon-hammond-theme-song-2014_music Jon Hammond Band Facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=806846682677464 Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/late-rent-jon-hammond-theme-song-2014-6818982 "The FINGERS...are the SINGERS!" Musikmesse "Warm Up Party" Jon Hammond & Band Jon Hammond (aus New York City) - organ Joe Berger - guitar Peter Klohmann - saxophone Giovanni Gulino - drums Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ "Classic Hammond Sound...In A Suitcase!" The Jon Hammond Show is a funky swinging instrumental revue, featuring top international soloists. The show has universal appeal. Big Hammond orgel sound - 100% organic Jon Hammond in P.Mauriat Pmauriat Albest Pro Shop Taipei Taiwan Journal Frankfurt article by Detlef Kinsler LINK: http://journal-frankfurt.de/funkyjazz Kultur MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME Nomen est omen. Der Mann heißt Hammond und spielt eine Hammond. Der Organist aus New York freut sich auf Frankfurt und lädt zur Musikmesse Warm Up Party am 9.4. in den Jazzkeller ein. JOURNAL FRANKFURT: Was war für Sie zuerst da - die Frankfurter Musikmesse oder Auftritte im Jazzkeller? Jon Hammond: Die Musikmesse. Ich kam 1987 zum ersten Mal nach Frankfurt, zusammen mit Joe Berger, der auf der Messe für Engl Amplifiers spielte. Wir flogen mit der Lufthansa ein und teilten uns ein Zimmer im berühmten Prinz Otto Hotel am Hauptbahnhof. Schon in der ersten Nacht stellte mir Joe den großen John Entwistle, den Bassisten von The Who vor. Es wurde eine lange Nacht, in der wir Cognac tranken und Erdnüsse knabberten in eiern Suite des Marriott Hotels. Ich habe Joe bei einer Session mit John und Ringo Starrs Sohn Zak Starkey im Dorian Grey Club gefilmt bei einer Soundcheck Party. In den ersten paar Jahren spielte ich nicht oft live weil ich noch keine transportierbare Hammond Orgel hatte vor 1991 als ich den Prototyp einer XB-2 Hammond Orgel bekam mit der ich dann um die Welt reiste. Hauptsächliche dokumenierte ich aber die Messe für meine Cable TV Show in New York, die inzwischen im 29. Jahr als The Jon Hammond Show -- Music, Travel and Soft News präsentiert. Die harten Nachrichten überlasse ich CNN und den großen Networks (lacht). Vom ersten Jahr an fühlten wir uns der Musikmesse eng verbunden, haben seitdem eine tolle Zeit hier, kommen jedes Jahr wieder bis wir kleine, alte Männer sind. Das Jazzkeller-Konzert am Vorabend der Musikmesse ist zu einer netten Tradition geworden - wie kam es dazu, was bedeutet es Ihnen und wir werden Sie dieses Jahr diesen Abend im Jazzkeller zelebrieren? Ab 1991 lernte ich mehr und mehr Musikmesse-Menschen kennen und die mich und auch einiges von meiner Musik. Einige von ihnen ermunterten mich, doch auch für Auftritte nach Deutschland zu kommen weil es hier doch ein Interesse an Hammond-Orgel-Groove-Music gab. Mit der schon erwähnten, kleinen, kompakten aber sehr kraftvollen Orgel war das alles möglich. Zudem machte ich in New York gerade eine schwere Zeit durch, mein Vater war gestorben und ich hatte das Gefühl, einige Veränderungen könnten meinem Leben gut tun. Also kam ich nach Frankfurt mit meiner XB-2, allerdings mit einem Rückflugticket falls etwas schief gehen würde. Ich rief viele Musiker an, ließ sie wissen, ich bin jetzt da, lasst uns zusammen spielen. Das war für mich der Anfang einer langen, sehr speziellen Beziehung, vor allem zum Frankfurter Publikum nach ersten kleinen erfolgen im Jazzkeller und einer kurzen Auftritt im Hessen Report im Fernsehen. Beatrix Rief verdanke ich dieses "lucky light on me", eine tolle Erfahrung. Seitdem nenne ich Frankfurt "My Good Luck City" und im Jazzkeller begann auch alles für mich als Musiker. Deshalb liegt mir der Club auch so nah am Herzen, deshalb hatte ich auch die Idee, meine "Musikmesse Warm Up Party" dort zu realisieren, immer in der Nacht bevor die Messe startet was zu einer schönen Tradition wurde. Im ersten Jahr, in dem ich dann auch ein wenig Sponsoring von Philip Morris bekam, konnte ich damit einige Flugtickets für befreundete Musik bezahlen. Darüber war ich sehr glücklich. Dabei rauche ich selbst gar nicht. Wie würden Sie Ihr persönliches Verhältnis zu Deutschland und Frankfurt beschrieben? Lassen Sie es mich so sagen: ich liebe Frankfurt und die Frankfurter waren immer gut zu mir in all den Jahren. Ich könnte ein ganzes Buch über die Zeit schreiben, in der ich in Bornheim wohnte und Nacht für Nacht in der alten Jazzkneipe in der Berliner Straße auftrat. Das war der Treffpunkt, wo auch die Musiker der HR Bigband hinkamen und es gab eine generöse Chefin in der kleinen Kneipe. Auch Regine Dobberschütz und Eugen Hahn im Jazzkeller waren wahre Jazzengel für mich, die mir so vieles ermöglichten in der Zeit. Wir konnten auch in den Studios von AFN Radio spielen, waren die einzigen Musiker, die das - mit einer Sondergenehmigung des US Militärs - durften. Für ein wenig Promotion für die Musikmesse. Wir nannten das Programm für die AFN "Profile TV "-Show "Sound Police". Wir hatten viel Spaß. Kein Wunder also, dass ich Frankfurt als my home away from home begreife und ich mich jedes Mal wieder freue zur Musikmesse zu reisen, in diesem Jahr übrigens zum 27. Mal in Folge. Und ich bin diesmal besonders aufgeregt, heim nach Frankfurt zu kommen weil ich gerade 60 Jahre alt geworden bin. Wer wird in diesem Jahr zum Gelingen des Konzertes mit teils komponierter, teils improvisierter Musik, so nehme ich an, beitragen und was für einen Sound wird die Band präsentieren? Ich habe etwa 90% der Kompositionen geschrieben, die wir spielen werden. Es ist die Musik, die man auch in meiner New Yorker TV-Show hören kann und die mich mehrmals um die Welt getragen hat. Meinen Stil nenne ich "Swinging Funky Jazz and Blues" und featurert die ganz wunderbaren Solisten in meine Band: Tony Lakatos, den großen ungarischen Tenorsaxophonisten, der auch Mitglied in der hr Bigband ist, dann meinen alten Freund Giovanni Gulino, diesen tollen Schlagzeuger, der schon für fast alle Großen der Szene getrommelt hat. Ich liebe diese Jungs. Als Gitarrist ist mein alten Freund und Kollege Joe Berger dabei, den man auch als The Berger-Meister kennt. Auf diese Formation bin ich wirklich stolz. Werden Sie im Jazzkeller wieder eine Hammond Orgel spielen? Ja, sicher, das neueste Modell, eine Sk1, die exakt so klingt wie die legendäre B3. Ich liebe sie. Und sie wiegt nur noch sieben Kilo (Anm. des Autors: Das Original, ein echtes Möbel mit viel Holz, mussten immer zwei Menschen mit viel Muskelkraft die Treppen rauf und runter hieven), ein deutliches Indiz, dass wir in der Zukunft angekommen sind. Da stecken viele Jahre Forschung und Entwicklung drin, auch Bühnenerprobungen. Ich ziehe den Hut vor den Ingenieuren von Suzuki, ein unverwüstliches Instrument erschaffen zu haben. Und das unterziehe ich jetzt einen echten Härttest (lacht). -- Interview: Detlef Kinsler P.Mauriat Action Blues With Jon Hammond Pmauriat / Albest Music Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/P.MauriatActionBluesWithJonHammond (Higher Quality) P.Mauriat HQ / Pmauriat Albest action with Jon Hammond Blues All Afternoon at The NAMM Show with P.Mauriat Artists and guests Arno Haas, Hailey Niswanger, James Carter, Joshua Quinlan, Juan Alzate, Ryan Montano - Jon Hammond at the Sk1 organ http://www.HammondCast.com/ with Hailey Niswanger, Jon Hammond, PMauriat Saxophones, Pmauriat Albest, Arno Haas, Reggie Padilla and Ryan Montano at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Youtube http://youtu.be/4rGrMhFPbrU Vimeo http://vimeo.com/88162571 Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/p-mauriat-action-blues-with-jon-hammond-all-afternoon-6744345 "Out To Lunch" San Francisco City Hall Concert - Jon Hammond Band LINK http://youtu.be/jcH0VqdDvII POCKET FUNK by Jon Hammond — with Jon Hammond at San Francisco City Hall Jon Hammond at the new Hammond A-162 Console Organ - Photo Credit Larry Gay of The West Coast Live Radio The NAMM Show — with Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Get down Mr. Berger! Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the B3mk2 Hammond organ - Photo by master photographer Lawrence Gay of The West Coast Live Radio Show, thanks Larry! *VIDEO LINK: http://youtu.be/7TApELTO1XI Head Phone - Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie of Jon's Band Featuring Bernard Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Alex Budman, Joe Berger2, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Stephen Fortner, Scott May, Joe Berger rips it up! Koei Tana...See More — with Joe Berger and Jon Hammond at Bespeco @ NAMM Show 2014 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/P.MauriatPlayersSessionWithJonHammondDay1NAMM2014 The Famous Stevie Wonder and Jon Hammond Photo Just In! http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1099403 Stevie Wonder and Jon Hammond Photo Just In! Photo Credit and Many Thanks to Bernie Capicchiano of Bernies Music Land Australia, thanks a million Bernie!!! You can clearly see Stevie is shanking my hand - he shook it about 5 different ways while we were talking, his fingers are his eyes living in the world of Music that has blessed us all! This was at the Hammond Organ USA Suzuki Musical Instruments stand number 5100 Winter NAMM Show 2014, I got to speak with him last year also and met him the first time in 1972 - this is a precious photo from Bernie! - Jon Hammond - at The NAMM Show Stevie's Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevie_Wonder musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, he has become one of the most creative and loved musical performers of the late 20th century.[2] Wonder signed with Motown's Tamla label at the age of eleven[2] and continues to perform and record for Motown as of the early 2010s. He has been blind since shortly after birth.[3] Among Wonder's works are singles such as "Superstition", "Sir Duke", "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" and "I Just Called to Say I Love You"; and albums such as Talking Book, Innervisions and Songs in the Key of Life.[2] He has recorded more than thirty U.S. top ten hits and received twenty-two Grammy Awards, the most ever awarded to a male solo artist, and has sold over 100 million albums and singles, making him one of the top 60 best-selling music artists.[4] Wonder is also noted for his work as an activist for political causes, including his 1980 campaign to make Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday a holiday in the United States.[5] In 2009, Wonder was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace.[6] In 2008, Billboard magazine released a list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists to celebrate the US singles chart's fiftieth anniversary, with Wonder at number five...cont. — with Stevie Wonder at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Dankeschön to my good friend Tino Pavlis for sending me this very precious photograph of me speaking with Stevie Wonder last month at The NAMM Show -- thanks a million Tino! P.Mauriat Players Session with Jon Hammond Day 1 NAMM 2014 Youtube http://youtu.be/35qxoEkC74E (Higher Quality) A wonderful jazz session at P.Mauriat / Pmauriat Albest NAMM stand number 4514 on first day of NAMM 2014 together with Jon Hammond on the organ with tenor saxophonists Aldo Salvent, Alex Budman, Josh Quinlan, Terell Stafford trumpet, checking names, more coming - Jon Hammond http://www.HammondCast.com/ - The NAMM Show — with Alex Budman, Aldo Salvent, Terell Stafford, Josh Quinlan and more.. Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/BluesAndJazzSessionAtEVStandAtAMAC Guy Low - PR Jon Hammond jams at the Electro-Voice stand: AMAC 2014 http://www.electrovoice.com/pressrelease.php?id=1651 The music products industry gathered again on Queensland’s Gold Coast for professional development sessions and a two-day trade show. Almost 500 professionals, covering a wide range of Australian music industry suppliers and retailers, took part at the Australian Music Association Convention – held at the ever-popular Jupiter’s Casino. The convention featured a number of notable key speakers and accomplished musicians to keep attendees educated as well as entertained. Amongst the key figures were Larry Morton, current NAMM Chairman and President of Hal Leonard Corporation; Jon Hammond, renowned Hammond organ player and founder of the Jon Hammond Band; Ambre Hammond (no-relation to Jon) leading Australian piano musician and Guinness record holder for receiving Associate and Licentiate Diplomas of music at the age of 11; and Lloyd Spiegel, one of Australia’s leading blues guitarists. Bosch Communications Systems, a regular at AMAC, exhibited the latest products from our Electro-Voice and Dynacord brands, including EV’s ZLX, ELX and ETX Powered Loudspeaker families, and Dynacord’s TS Vertical Array Cabinets, the tiny but feature-packed PM 502 Powered Mixer, and the versatile AXM 12A Coaxial Powered Monitor with onboard DSP. For the first time in EV’s history, the brand had three “best-in-class” loudspeaker families on display covering entry-level through to pro-audio markets. ZLX loudspeakers are the number one selling powered speakers in the American market and have won Best of Show at NAMM 2013. The 2000-W ETX Powered Loudspeakers have been labelled as the most advanced product in its price range and have won Best of Show at NAMM 2014. Sitting in between is the ever-popular ELX range which represents a high-quality sound system at a mid-range price. The ETX Powered Loudspeaker display drew a lot of attention during the show, including that of Jon Hammond, one of the finest B3 players in the world. Jon reminisced about his first experience with EV speakers back in 1964, when he installed EV SRO speakers in a Fender Bandmaster cabinet. “I have a particular fondness for EV speakers. My very first pro amplifier was a 1964 blonde Fender Bandmaster in which I installed the white EV SRO Speakers. Yes, I lugged that 2 x 12 speaker box around everywhere and it was impossible to blow it up – my whole band would plug in to it, we thought in those days because the amp was called the Bandmaster that the whole band should plug in to it, bass and all – no problem, it was loud and clear!” After swapping a few stories Jon was curious to see how his Hammond Sk1 would sound with the ETX loudspeakers. Following a quick connection via a Dynacord PowerMate 600, Jon belted a few tunes just before the close of day one of the exhibition. He promised to come back the following day with a jazz guitarist who turned out to be Chris Connolly, a well known figure in the audio and music products industry. While setting up for the jam session Simon Ert, a jazz percussionist representing Gretsch drums on the neighbouring stand, volunteered to complete the trio. What followed was half an hour of cool jazz tunes and sweet sound. Group photo, from left to right: Simon Ert on Gretsch Drums, Chris Connolly on Grover Jackson Guitar and the legendary “Buchanan Hammer” EV 664 Dynamic Cardioid Microphone, and Jon Hammond on Hammond Sk1, mixed using Dynacord PowerMate 600 and played through ETX Powered Loudspeakers. Check out an excerpt of the performance on YouTube: http://youtu.be/SPHi-VBY6zI “I love coming to the AMAC shows, in just a few years I have forged some lasting friendships and am fortunate enough to meet some really outstanding musicians,” said Jon. “The timing was perfect to have a session like that what we did – thank you so much for accommodating us with the superb EV powered speakers. I heard from friends who were all the way across the hall that they could hear us clear as a bell. It was so much fun, that’s the kind of thing I live for and only happens in a special place and people such as the EV stand at AMAC!” Electro-Voice speakers were also present on the Casio Sound Technology stand. Two ZLX 12” powered speakers and a ZXA1 sub gave the Casio guys all they needed to show off their DJ and keyboard skills a few times each day. Needless to say, they were very happy with the sound as well. Bosch Communications would like to thank AMAC, Jon Hammond, Chris Connolly, Simon Ert, and all the visitors and exhibitors for making AMAC 2014 an experience to remember! AMAC Convention Back In Gold Coast for 2014 Youtube http://youtu.be/JwXcYGLt_kY Vimeo http://vimeo.com/108224164 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x27fqkm_blues-and-jazz-session-at-ev-stand-at-amac_music Facebook Jon Hammond Band http://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1176878 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/ReturnOfTheStudentJonHammondVisitWithTonyGermainHD1080p Jon Hammond visit with his piano teacher Tony Germain: "So good to see my piano teacher main man Tony Germain 40 years later from the first day we met on Scheduling Day 1973, looking good Tony! Greatest piano and Hammond organ teacher folks! Tony taught so many players well and created the organ department (long story!) Chairing the PIano Department, (he has a nice chair in his office and superb Steinway Grand Piano) - if you are lucky enough to be a student at Berklee and get to study with Tony Germain, then you are living under the lucky star - Tony is the Man!! Thanks for everything you showed me Tony, straightened me out big time" - Jon Hammond *Return of the Student - Here I am with my Piano Teacher main man Tony Germain 40 years to the day later from the first time we sat down together folks - interview coming soon, many thanks Tony! Jon Hammond http://www.berklee.edu/people/tony-germain Position: Assistant Chair Department: Piano Tony's Steinway Grand Piano "I think I might have been one of Berklee's first graduates with what today is called the performance major in piano. So as assistant chair, I have a vested interest in making sure we're still preparing piano, keyboard, and organ students, without being in any way style prejudiced. I also took the position to have a little bit more involvement with the curriculum—to see what I could personally add or help create." "When I went to Berklee, Ted Pease, Phil Wilson, and Mike Rendish were my role models and my teachers. They set the standard for what I'd become and how I would teach. They were all very good to me, and I could see how much they loved it. Here at Berklee, I'm giving back to something that has given me everything. I often describe Berklee as a musical Fantasy Island. I just don't know where else I'd be happy." "Prior to becoming assistant chair of the Piano Department, I taught pretty much everything across the board for 33 years: harmony, ear training, arranging, ensembles. I created the Harmonic Ear Training course and taught it from about 1978 until I became assistant chair. I'm equally in love with private and classroom teaching, and have done it all my adult life. I probably get more out of it than my students do. But hopefully I inspire students to further their interests in whichever style of performance they desire—it's my job to prepare them for the long haul. I still teach Survey of Piano Styles: History of Jazz Piano. I didn't want to give it up. And I didn't want to not teach entirely, because you lose touch if you're out of the classroom." Career Highlights B.M., Berklee College of Music Performances with Judy Garland, Herb Pomeroy, Joe Hunt, and Dick Johnson Musical director, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well, Charles Playhouse Pianist and keyboardist with jazz and commercial groups Recordings include Forces with Jerry Tachoir; Risa's Waltz with Danny Harrington; Until Further Notice with Steve Rochinski; Sasha Sings Dinah, A Tribute to the Queen, Dinah Washington with Sasha Daltonn; Happy Talk with Christine Fawson; At Last with Kimberly Keating; Read Between the Lines with Jan Shapiro; Live at the Firehouse with Danny Harrington; The Berklee Great American Songbook series; and for Acuff-Rose, Nashville Published articles in Keyboard and Berklee Today magazines Professional performing and recording artist Television and radio experience, including Community Auditions/ Dave Maynard Talent Showcase, WBZ, Channel 4, Boston; Jack Harris Show, Detroit; Nick Clooney Show, Cincinnati; Music America, WGBH Radio, Boston; and Grand Ole Opry, Nashville Performer and clinician, Berklee on the Road programs in Umbria, Puerto Rico, and Los Angeles Leadership Stephany Tiernan Chair Tony Germain Assistant Chair — at Berklee College of Music http://www.HammondCast.com/ — at Berklee College of Music Youtube http://youtu.be/TppXGPzVaK8 Jazz Spot Swing, Taipei, Taiwan, Night Life, Organ Lounge, Hammond Sk2, Jon Hammond, Nobuki Kurahawa, P.Mauriat, Alex Hsieh, Jazz Ballad, Local 802, Musicians Union

Current Local Time in Germany When I Fall In Love in The jazzkeller Frankfurt - October 24, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Current Local Time in Germany When I Fall In Love in The jazzkeller Frankfurt Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondWhenIFallInLoveinThejazzkellerFrankfurt musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt hosted by Jon Hammond Band Tony Lakatos tenor sax Jon Hammond XK-1 organ Giovanni Gulino drums Annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt hosted by Jon Hammond Band Tony Lakatos tenor sax Jon Hammond organ Giovanni Gulino drums Joe Berger guitar When I Fall In Love special thanks Eugen Hahn Jazzkeller Frankfurt Team, Musikmesse, Waichiro Tachikawa Suzuki Hammond, Michael Maier Falkenstein Hammond Suzuki Deutschland Jon Hammond is a member of AFM Local 802 Musicians Union and Local 6 http://www.jonhammondband.com Jon Hammond Swings with the cats at Jazz Spot Swing Taipei Taiwan special thanks Nobuki Kurahawa - Hammond Sk2 organ - JH Jon Hammond - P.Mauriat Pro Shop - Taipei Taiwan "Go For The Sound" - The Universal Language of Saxophone with Alex Hsieh and Jon Hammond - P.Mauriat Pro Shop Taipei Jazz Spot Swing ! Jon Hammond NAMM Show http://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2014/concerts-performances/jon-hammond-band Performance Info Location: Anaheim C.C.B/C Patio Stage *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Hammond Summit Show Late Rent Jon Hammond Band in Hilton Anaheim http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMHammondSummitShowLateRentJonHammondBandinHiltonAnaheim/ Very special performance on first ever Hammond night in Hilton Hotel Lobby at Winter NAMM 2013 presented by Hammond Suzuki USA "Sound Soul Summit" MC Scott May introduces Jon Hammond Band to play their theme song "Late Rent" after a very cool pre-show party Meet and Greet with a who's who of Hammond organists. Donny Baldwin drums (from Jefferson Starship & Lydia Pense & Cold Blood), Alex Budman tenor saxophone Joe Berger guitar Jon Hammond New B-3 Portable organ Sound mix by Denny Mack Special thanks Hammond Suzuki USA and Suzuki Musical Instruments Team NAMM = National Association of Music Merchants Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondTrioAMACPartyAustralia Opening Party for The Australian Music Association Convention - AMAC back in Gold Coast Australia, The Jon Hammond Trio with Kerry Jacobson drums, Neil Wickham tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond New B3 organ - opening introduction by Bernie Capicchiano with many special guest in the house, including Larry Morton Chairman of NAMM Show in the USA Delegation and member exhibitors of AMA in Jupiters Casino Hotel Broadbeach Gold Coast AU - www.HammondCast.com AMAC Convention Back In Gold Coast for 2014 - Jon Hammond Organ Group - special thanks Bernies Music Land Team / Musico, Rob Walker, Greg Phillips, Tony Burn - and all the great people of The AMAC! - #AMAC14 JH - Jon Hammond Band — with Jon Hammond at Jupiters Gold Coast. http://www.HammondCast.com Youtube http://youtu.be/7DoP-V8Ii1M CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1162705 Vimeo http://vimeo.com/103636346 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x23wtkp_jon-hammond-trio-amac-party-australia_music Jon Hammond Band Facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=883920328303432 AMAC Convention Back In Gold Coast for 2014 Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/AMAC-Convention-Back-In-Gold-Coast-for-2014/150270171678326 Larry Morton Chairman NAMM and Jon Hammond - USA Delegation Jon Hammond with Beth and Alan Friedman - USA Delegation From the bandstand L to R: Neil Wickham, Jon Hammond, Kerry Jacobson Setting up on the bandstand for cocktail reception - here with Shannon Sullivan & Kerry Jacobson drums - Rocking The Australian Music Association Convention / AMAC Convention Back In Gold Coast for 2014 - Jon Hammond — at Jupiters Gold Coast Jon Hammond at Electro-Voice Bosch Stand AMAC Gold Coast - Superlative Powered Speakers by EV! Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/HammondOrganTrioInElectroVoiceStandAMAC End of AMAC Show Jazz Session with Hammond Organ Trio in Electro-Voice Stand with Simon Ert - Gretsch Drums, Chris Connolly - Grover Jackson Guitar, Jon Hammond - Hammond Sk1 organ. CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1161342 Youtube http://youtu.be/SPHi-VBY6zI Full High Definition Version: Awesome Funky Jazz Tribute to Cannonball NDR Horns feature on Jon Hammond Band Auster Bar Jazz Series concert Hamburg Eimsbüttel. Welcome Knut Benzner - NDR Redaktion! NDR Horns on Jon Hammond Band: L to R Michael Leuschner t., Lutz Büchner t.s., Fiete Felsch a.s. Funky Heinz Lichius drums, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor, Friedrich Fiete Felsch alto, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass - special thanks Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera, this concert was filmed in High Definition Nicolai in the middle - drums on Peter and Siggi's Haus Party previous day, nice job Nicolai! L to R Joe Berger, Jon Hammond, Nicolai Ditsch - Frank Blume, Torsten Wendt - Knut Benzner NDR Redaktion Jon Hammond with NDR Mobile Broadcast Unit - Musik Rotthoff support - Gideon Schier / Baltic Soul Weekender in the Haus! Youtube http://youtu.be/9P8yZiXgWfI CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1169090 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x25nqyv_awesome-funky-jazz-tribute-to-cannonball-ndr-horns-jon-hammond-band_music Current Local Time In Germany, jazzkeller Frankfurt, musikmesse, NAMM Show, Jon Hammond, Organ, Jazz, Blues, Awesome, P.Mauriat Pro Shop, Jazz Spot Swing, Taipei Taiwan, Local 802 musicians union

Late Rent Jon Hammond Band Theme Song - October 22, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Late Rent Jon Hammond Band Theme Song 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 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 Youtube http://youtu.be/5shPL3IOYlU NuMuBu http://www.numubu.com/153010-videos.html?VIDEO_ID=23971 CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1117717 Vimeo http://vimeo.com/91332204 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1mn3pb_late-rent-jon-hammond-theme-song-2014_music Jon Hammond Band Facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=806846682677464 Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/late-rent-jon-hammond-theme-song-2014-6818982 "The FINGERS...are the SINGERS!" Musikmesse "Warm Up Party" Jon Hammond & Band Jon Hammond (aus New York City) - organ Joe Berger - guitar Peter Klohmann - saxophone Giovanni Gulino - drums Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ "Classic Hammond Sound...In A Suitcase!" The Jon Hammond Show is a funky swinging instrumental revue, featuring top international soloists. The show has universal appeal. Big Hammond orgel sound - 100% organic Journal Frankfurt article by Detlef Kinsler LINK: http://journal-frankfurt.de/funkyjazz Kultur MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME Nomen est omen. Der Mann heißt Hammond und spielt eine Hammond. Der Organist aus New York freut sich auf Frankfurt und lädt zur Musikmesse Warm Up Party am 9.4. in den Jazzkeller ein. JOURNAL FRANKFURT: Was war für Sie zuerst da - die Frankfurter Musikmesse oder Auftritte im Jazzkeller? Jon Hammond: Die Musikmesse. Ich kam 1987 zum ersten Mal nach Frankfurt, zusammen mit Joe Berger, der auf der Messe für Engl Amplifiers spielte. Wir flogen mit der Lufthansa ein und teilten uns ein Zimmer im berühmten Prinz Otto Hotel am Hauptbahnhof. Schon in der ersten Nacht stellte mir Joe den großen John Entwistle, den Bassisten von The Who vor. Es wurde eine lange Nacht, in der wir Cognac tranken und Erdnüsse knabberten in eiern Suite des Marriott Hotels. Ich habe Joe bei einer Session mit John und Ringo Starrs Sohn Zak Starkey im Dorian Grey Club gefilmt bei einer Soundcheck Party. In den ersten paar Jahren spielte ich nicht oft live weil ich noch keine transportierbare Hammond Orgel hatte vor 1991 als ich den Prototyp einer XB-2 Hammond Orgel bekam mit der ich dann um die Welt reiste. Hauptsächliche dokumenierte ich aber die Messe für meine Cable TV Show in New York, die inzwischen im 29. Jahr als The Jon Hammond Show -- Music, Travel and Soft News präsentiert. Die harten Nachrichten überlasse ich CNN und den großen Networks (lacht). Vom ersten Jahr an fühlten wir uns der Musikmesse eng verbunden, haben seitdem eine tolle Zeit hier, kommen jedes Jahr wieder bis wir kleine, alte Männer sind. Das Jazzkeller-Konzert am Vorabend der Musikmesse ist zu einer netten Tradition geworden - wie kam es dazu, was bedeutet es Ihnen und wir werden Sie dieses Jahr diesen Abend im Jazzkeller zelebrieren? Ab 1991 lernte ich mehr und mehr Musikmesse-Menschen kennen und die mich und auch einiges von meiner Musik. Einige von ihnen ermunterten mich, doch auch für Auftritte nach Deutschland zu kommen weil es hier doch ein Interesse an Hammond-Orgel-Groove-Music gab. Mit der schon erwähnten, kleinen, kompakten aber sehr kraftvollen Orgel war das alles möglich. Zudem machte ich in New York gerade eine schwere Zeit durch, mein Vater war gestorben und ich hatte das Gefühl, einige Veränderungen könnten meinem Leben gut tun. Also kam ich nach Frankfurt mit meiner XB-2, allerdings mit einem Rückflugticket falls etwas schief gehen würde. Ich rief viele Musiker an, ließ sie wissen, ich bin jetzt da, lasst uns zusammen spielen. Das war für mich der Anfang einer langen, sehr speziellen Beziehung, vor allem zum Frankfurter Publikum nach ersten kleinen erfolgen im Jazzkeller und einer kurzen Auftritt im Hessen Report im Fernsehen. Beatrix Rief verdanke ich dieses "lucky light on me", eine tolle Erfahrung. Seitdem nenne ich Frankfurt "My Good Luck City" und im Jazzkeller begann auch alles für mich als Musiker. Deshalb liegt mir der Club auch so nah am Herzen, deshalb hatte ich auch die Idee, meine "Musikmesse Warm Up Party" dort zu realisieren, immer in der Nacht bevor die Messe startet was zu einer schönen Tradition wurde. Im ersten Jahr, in dem ich dann auch ein wenig Sponsoring von Philip Morris bekam, konnte ich damit einige Flugtickets für befreundete Musik bezahlen. Darüber war ich sehr glücklich. Dabei rauche ich selbst gar nicht. Wie würden Sie Ihr persönliches Verhältnis zu Deutschland und Frankfurt beschrieben? Lassen Sie es mich so sagen: ich liebe Frankfurt und die Frankfurter waren immer gut zu mir in all den Jahren. Ich könnte ein ganzes Buch über die Zeit schreiben, in der ich in Bornheim wohnte und Nacht für Nacht in der alten Jazzkneipe in der Berliner Straße auftrat. Das war der Treffpunkt, wo auch die Musiker der HR Bigband hinkamen und es gab eine generöse Chefin in der kleinen Kneipe. Auch Regine Dobberschütz und Eugen Hahn im Jazzkeller waren wahre Jazzengel für mich, die mir so vieles ermöglichten in der Zeit. Wir konnten auch in den Studios von AFN Radio spielen, waren die einzigen Musiker, die das - mit einer Sondergenehmigung des US Militärs - durften. Für ein wenig Promotion für die Musikmesse. Wir nannten das Programm für die AFN "Profile TV "-Show "Sound Police". Wir hatten viel Spaß. Kein Wunder also, dass ich Frankfurt als my home away from home begreife und ich mich jedes Mal wieder freue zur Musikmesse zu reisen, in diesem Jahr übrigens zum 27. Mal in Folge. Und ich bin diesmal besonders aufgeregt, heim nach Frankfurt zu kommen weil ich gerade 60 Jahre alt geworden bin. Wer wird in diesem Jahr zum Gelingen des Konzertes mit teils komponierter, teils improvisierter Musik, so nehme ich an, beitragen und was für einen Sound wird die Band präsentieren? Ich habe etwa 90% der Kompositionen geschrieben, die wir spielen werden. Es ist die Musik, die man auch in meiner New Yorker TV-Show hören kann und die mich mehrmals um die Welt getragen hat. Meinen Stil nenne ich "Swinging Funky Jazz and Blues" und featurert die ganz wunderbaren Solisten in meine Band: Tony Lakatos, den großen ungarischen Tenorsaxophonisten, der auch Mitglied in der hr Bigband ist, dann meinen alten Freund Giovanni Gulino, diesen tollen Schlagzeuger, der schon für fast alle Großen der Szene getrommelt hat. Ich liebe diese Jungs. Als Gitarrist ist mein alten Freund und Kollege Joe Berger dabei, den man auch als The Berger-Meister kennt. Auf diese Formation bin ich wirklich stolz. Werden Sie im Jazzkeller wieder eine Hammond Orgel spielen? Ja, sicher, das neueste Modell, eine Sk1, die exakt so klingt wie die legendäre B3. Ich liebe sie. Und sie wiegt nur noch sieben Kilo (Anm. des Autors: Das Original, ein echtes Möbel mit viel Holz, mussten immer zwei Menschen mit viel Muskelkraft die Treppen rauf und runter hieven), ein deutliches Indiz, dass wir in der Zukunft angekommen sind. Da stecken viele Jahre Forschung und Entwicklung drin, auch Bühnenerprobungen. Ich ziehe den Hut vor den Ingenieuren von Suzuki, ein unverwüstliches Instrument erschaffen zu haben. Und das unterziehe ich jetzt einen echten Härttest (lacht). -- Interview: Detlef Kinsler P.Mauriat Action Blues With Jon Hammond Pmauriat / Albest Music Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/P.MauriatActionBluesWithJonHammond (Higher Quality) P.Mauriat HQ / Pmauriat Albest action with Jon Hammond Blues All Afternoon at The NAMM Show with P.Mauriat Artists and guests Arno Haas, Hailey Niswanger, James Carter, Joshua Quinlan, Juan Alzate, Ryan Montano - Jon Hammond at the Sk1 organ http://www.HammondCast.com/ with Hailey Niswanger, Jon Hammond, PMauriat Saxophones, Pmauriat Albest, Arno Haas, Reggie Padilla and Ryan Montano at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Youtube http://youtu.be/4rGrMhFPbrU Vimeo http://vimeo.com/88162571 Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/p-mauriat-action-blues-with-jon-hammond-all-afternoon-6744345 "Out To Lunch" San Francisco City Hall Concert - Jon Hammond Band LINK http://youtu.be/jcH0VqdDvII POCKET FUNK by Jon Hammond — with Jon Hammond at San Francisco City Hall Jon Hammond at the new Hammond A-162 Console Organ - Photo Credit Larry Gay of The West Coast Live Radio The NAMM Show — with Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Get down Mr. Berger! Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the B3mk2 Hammond organ - Photo by master photographer Lawrence Gay of The West Coast Live Radio Show, thanks Larry! *VIDEO LINK: http://youtu.be/7TApELTO1XI Head Phone - Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie of Jon's Band Featuring Bernard Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Alex Budman, Joe Berger2, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Stephen Fortner, Scott May, Joe Berger rips it up! Koei Tana...See More — with Joe Berger and Jon Hammond at Bespeco @ NAMM Show 2014 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/P.MauriatPlayersSessionWithJonHammondDay1NAMM2014 The Famous Stevie Wonder and Jon Hammond Photo Just In! http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1099403 Stevie Wonder and Jon Hammond Photo Just In! Photo Credit and Many Thanks to Bernie Capicchiano of Bernies Music Land Australia, thanks a million Bernie!!! You can clearly see Stevie is shanking my hand - he shook it about 5 different ways while we were talking, his fingers are his eyes living in the world of Music that has blessed us all! This was at the Hammond Organ USA Suzuki Musical Instruments stand number 5100 Winter NAMM Show 2014, I got to speak with him last year also and met him the first time in 1972 - this is a precious photo from Bernie! - Jon Hammond - at The NAMM Show Stevie's Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevie_Wonder musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, he has become one of the most creative and loved musical performers of the late 20th century.[2] Wonder signed with Motown's Tamla label at the age of eleven[2] and continues to perform and record for Motown as of the early 2010s. He has been blind since shortly after birth.[3] Among Wonder's works are singles such as "Superstition", "Sir Duke", "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" and "I Just Called to Say I Love You"; and albums such as Talking Book, Innervisions and Songs in the Key of Life.[2] He has recorded more than thirty U.S. top ten hits and received twenty-two Grammy Awards, the most ever awarded to a male solo artist, and has sold over 100 million albums and singles, making him one of the top 60 best-selling music artists.[4] Wonder is also noted for his work as an activist for political causes, including his 1980 campaign to make Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday a holiday in the United States.[5] In 2009, Wonder was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace.[6] In 2008, Billboard magazine released a list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists to celebrate the US singles chart's fiftieth anniversary, with Wonder at number five...cont. — with Stevie Wonder at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Dankeschön to my good friend Tino Pavlis for sending me this very precious photograph of me speaking with Stevie Wonder last month at The NAMM Show -- thanks a million Tino! P.Mauriat Players Session with Jon Hammond Day 1 NAMM 2014 Youtube http://youtu.be/35qxoEkC74E (Higher Quality) A wonderful jazz session at P.Mauriat / Pmauriat Albest NAMM stand number 4514 on first day of NAMM 2014 together with Jon Hammond on the organ with tenor saxophonists Aldo Salvent, Alex Budman, Josh Quinlan, Terell Stafford trumpet, checking names, more coming - Jon Hammond http://www.HammondCast.com/ - The NAMM Show — with Alex Budman, Aldo Salvent, Terell Stafford, Josh Quinlan and more.. Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/BluesAndJazzSessionAtEVStandAtAMAC Guy Low - PR Jon Hammond jams at the Electro-Voice stand: AMAC 2014 http://www.electrovoice.com/pressrelease.php?id=1651 The music products industry gathered again on Queensland’s Gold Coast for professional development sessions and a two-day trade show. Almost 500 professionals, covering a wide range of Australian music industry suppliers and retailers, took part at the Australian Music Association Convention – held at the ever-popular Jupiter’s Casino. The convention featured a number of notable key speakers and accomplished musicians to keep attendees educated as well as entertained. Amongst the key figures were Larry Morton, current NAMM Chairman and President of Hal Leonard Corporation; Jon Hammond, renowned Hammond organ player and founder of the Jon Hammond Band; Ambre Hammond (no-relation to Jon) leading Australian piano musician and Guinness record holder for receiving Associate and Licentiate Diplomas of music at the age of 11; and Lloyd Spiegel, one of Australia’s leading blues guitarists. Bosch Communications Systems, a regular at AMAC, exhibited the latest products from our Electro-Voice and Dynacord brands, including EV’s ZLX, ELX and ETX Powered Loudspeaker families, and Dynacord’s TS Vertical Array Cabinets, the tiny but feature-packed PM 502 Powered Mixer, and the versatile AXM 12A Coaxial Powered Monitor with onboard DSP. For the first time in EV’s history, the brand had three “best-in-class” loudspeaker families on display covering entry-level through to pro-audio markets. ZLX loudspeakers are the number one selling powered speakers in the American market and have won Best of Show at NAMM 2013. The 2000-W ETX Powered Loudspeakers have been labelled as the most advanced product in its price range and have won Best of Show at NAMM 2014. Sitting in between is the ever-popular ELX range which represents a high-quality sound system at a mid-range price. The ETX Powered Loudspeaker display drew a lot of attention during the show, including that of Jon Hammond, one of the finest B3 players in the world. Jon reminisced about his first experience with EV speakers back in 1964, when he installed EV SRO speakers in a Fender Bandmaster cabinet. “I have a particular fondness for EV speakers. My very first pro amplifier was a 1964 blonde Fender Bandmaster in which I installed the white EV SRO Speakers. Yes, I lugged that 2 x 12 speaker box around everywhere and it was impossible to blow it up – my whole band would plug in to it, we thought in those days because the amp was called the Bandmaster that the whole band should plug in to it, bass and all – no problem, it was loud and clear!” After swapping a few stories Jon was curious to see how his Hammond Sk1 would sound with the ETX loudspeakers. Following a quick connection via a Dynacord PowerMate 600, Jon belted a few tunes just before the close of day one of the exhibition. He promised to come back the following day with a jazz guitarist who turned out to be Chris Connolly, a well known figure in the audio and music products industry. While setting up for the jam session Simon Ert, a jazz percussionist representing Gretsch drums on the neighbouring stand, volunteered to complete the trio. What followed was half an hour of cool jazz tunes and sweet sound. Group photo, from left to right: Simon Ert on Gretsch Drums, Chris Connolly on Grover Jackson Guitar and the legendary “Buchanan Hammer” EV 664 Dynamic Cardioid Microphone, and Jon Hammond on Hammond Sk1, mixed using Dynacord PowerMate 600 and played through ETX Powered Loudspeakers. Check out an excerpt of the performance on YouTube: http://youtu.be/SPHi-VBY6zI “I love coming to the AMAC shows, in just a few years I have forged some lasting friendships and am fortunate enough to meet some really outstanding musicians,” said Jon. “The timing was perfect to have a session like that what we did – thank you so much for accommodating us with the superb EV powered speakers. I heard from friends who were all the way across the hall that they could hear us clear as a bell. It was so much fun, that’s the kind of thing I live for and only happens in a special place and people such as the EV stand at AMAC!” Electro-Voice speakers were also present on the Casio Sound Technology stand. Two ZLX 12” powered speakers and a ZXA1 sub gave the Casio guys all they needed to show off their DJ and keyboard skills a few times each day. Needless to say, they were very happy with the sound as well. Bosch Communications would like to thank AMAC, Jon Hammond, Chris Connolly, Simon Ert, and all the visitors and exhibitors for making AMAC 2014 an experience to remember! AMAC Convention Back In Gold Coast for 2014 Youtube http://youtu.be/JwXcYGLt_kY Vimeo http://vimeo.com/108224164 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x27fqkm_blues-and-jazz-session-at-ev-stand-at-amac_music Facebook Jon Hammond Band http://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1176878 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/ReturnOfTheStudentJonHammondVisitWithTonyGermainHD1080p Jon Hammond visit with his piano teacher Tony Germain: "So good to see my piano teacher main man Tony Germain 40 years later from the first day we met on Scheduling Day 1973, looking good Tony! Greatest piano and Hammond organ teacher folks! Tony taught so many players well and created the organ department (long story!) Chairing the PIano Department, (he has a nice chair in his office and superb Steinway Grand Piano) - if you are lucky enough to be a student at Berklee and get to study with Tony Germain, then you are living under the lucky star - Tony is the Man!! Thanks for everything you showed me Tony, straightened me out big time" - Jon Hammond *Return of the Student - Here I am with my Piano Teacher main man Tony Germain 40 years to the day later from the first time we sat down together folks - interview coming soon, many thanks Tony! Jon Hammond http://www.berklee.edu/people/tony-germain Position: Assistant Chair Department: Piano Tony's Steinway Grand Piano "I think I might have been one of Berklee's first graduates with what today is called the performance major in piano. So as assistant chair, I have a vested interest in making sure we're still preparing piano, keyboard, and organ students, without being in any way style prejudiced. I also took the position to have a little bit more involvement with the curriculum—to see what I could personally add or help create." "When I went to Berklee, Ted Pease, Phil Wilson, and Mike Rendish were my role models and my teachers. They set the standard for what I'd become and how I would teach. They were all very good to me, and I could see how much they loved it. Here at Berklee, I'm giving back to something that has given me everything. I often describe Berklee as a musical Fantasy Island. I just don't know where else I'd be happy." "Prior to becoming assistant chair of the Piano Department, I taught pretty much everything across the board for 33 years: harmony, ear training, arranging, ensembles. I created the Harmonic Ear Training course and taught it from about 1978 until I became assistant chair. I'm equally in love with private and classroom teaching, and have done it all my adult life. I probably get more out of it than my students do. But hopefully I inspire students to further their interests in whichever style of performance they desire—it's my job to prepare them for the long haul. I still teach Survey of Piano Styles: History of Jazz Piano. I didn't want to give it up. And I didn't want to not teach entirely, because you lose touch if you're out of the classroom." Career Highlights B.M., Berklee College of Music Performances with Judy Garland, Herb Pomeroy, Joe Hunt, and Dick Johnson Musical director, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well, Charles Playhouse Pianist and keyboardist with jazz and commercial groups Recordings include Forces with Jerry Tachoir; Risa's Waltz with Danny Harrington; Until Further Notice with Steve Rochinski; Sasha Sings Dinah, A Tribute to the Queen, Dinah Washington with Sasha Daltonn; Happy Talk with Christine Fawson; At Last with Kimberly Keating; Read Between the Lines with Jan Shapiro; Live at the Firehouse with Danny Harrington; The Berklee Great American Songbook series; and for Acuff-Rose, Nashville Published articles in Keyboard and Berklee Today magazines Professional performing and recording artist Television and radio experience, including Community Auditions/ Dave Maynard Talent Showcase, WBZ, Channel 4, Boston; Jack Harris Show, Detroit; Nick Clooney Show, Cincinnati; Music America, WGBH Radio, Boston; and Grand Ole Opry, Nashville Performer and clinician, Berklee on the Road programs in Umbria, Puerto Rico, and Los Angeles Leadership Stephany Tiernan Chair Tony Germain Assistant Chair — at Berklee College of Music http://www.HammondCast.com/ — at Berklee College of Music Youtube http://youtu.be/TppXGPzVaK8 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/AusterBluesAndJazzJHBandWithNDRHorns Eimsbüttel - Hamburg -- Auster Blues and Jazz in Auster Bar, special evening Jon Hammond Band with NDR Horns swinging the house with spirited solos all around: Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ and Heinz Lichius the drummer - special thanks to 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 http://www.HammondCast.com Youtube http://youtu.be/q4_lNnwzxrU Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105232953 CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167435 Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=893232684038863 Late Rent, Theme Song, Jon Hammond, Jazzkeller, musikmesse, Frankfurt, ASCAP Composer, P.Mauriat saxophones, Stevie Wonder, Cable TV, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, Local 802

Pocket Funk Photos! Jon Hammond Band annual musikmesse Warm Up - October 17, 2014

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Jon Hammond Band annual musikmesse Warm Up Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/2014PocketFunkPhotosJazzkellerParty Pocket Funk by Jon Hammond with photos by Andreas Meer the great Rock Photographer of Frankfurt - Jon's annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller - almost complete take shot by Aurelia Natalini with camera direction by Tino Pavlis - Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ ©Jon Hammond International ASCAP http://www.jonhammondband.com/ Jon Hammond Band / Jon Hammond Organ Group CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1180962 Youtube http://youtu.be/IBWpFYwnMaU Facebook hammondcast https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152360940537102 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/NoXCessBaggageByJonHammondSpclThanksLufthansaNDR NDR SESSIONS Projekt - Control Room NDR Studio 1 Jon Hammond Band special dedication to Lufthansa and NDR "No X-Cess Baggage Blues" live performance of track from NDR SESSIONS Projekt album featuring the NDR Horns: Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Heinz Lichius drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass - concert in Auster Bar Auster Jazz Series - special thanks Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera - the incredible NDR Musicians and Knut Benzner & Jazz Redaktion Team, Lufthansa Technik Hamburg, Apple iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ndr-sessions-projekt/id154024761 Ham-Berger-Friz Records ©JH INTL ASCAP - Filmed in High Definition Live at Auster Bar Hamburg Eimsbüttel courtesy of Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt Auster Bar Team Additional Musical Category Notes: This new release from Jon Hammond marks his move into mainstream jazz. Utilizing the famous NDR Orchestra and Studios in Hamburg, Germany, Jon has crafted an excellent organ jazz record utilizing drums, sax and trombone. Outstanding support from saxophone soloist Lutz Buchner adds a lyrical modern jazz sound to the recordings. Excellent drumming by Heinz Lichius and the soulful sound of Joe Gallardo on trombone round out the disc. Great classic tunes are covered, along with some originals, including “My One and Only Love,” “Skylark,” “Besame Mucho,” “Blues In The Night” and “No X-Cess Baggage Blues.” https://hammondjazz.wordpress.com/tag/ndr-sessions-projekt/ THE NDR SESSIONS PROJEKT HAMMOND, JON HAM-BERGER-FRIZ RECORDS Youtube http://youtu.be/orpLWd66-Hw Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x25eq0i_no-x-cess-baggage-by-jon-hammond-spcl-thanks-lufthansa-ndr_music CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/people/hammondcast Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105478616 Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=896018310426967 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/LegendaryHamburgMusikRotthoff Jon Hammond and Joe Berger In-store performance in the legendary Hamburg music shop 'Musik Rotthoff' - world-renowned for having sold The Beatles their most famous guitars and musical equipment and also supplied the equipment for The Star Club, Top Ten Club and still going strong as a supplier of both new and rare vintage instruments, amplification, sound reinforcement, lighting and all accessories - located in St. Pauli Hamburg Germany http://www.musik-rotthoff.de/ - Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars - Jon Hammond is playing Hammond Sk1 organ made by Suzuki Musical Instruments - special thanks to Hr. Claus-Dieter Rotthoff and his son Maik Rotthoff - JH Claus-Dieter Rotthoff and his son Maik Rotthoff in shop - photo by Jon Hammond Youtube http://youtu.be/j_KO0d2VF54 CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1166733 Vimeo http://vimeo.com/104894115 Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=891294470899351&set=vb.133709526657853&type=3&theater Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/LydiasTuneAusterJazzSeriesWithNDRHorns Filmed in High Definition Lydia's Tune Auster Jazz Series with NDR Horns - Jon Hammond Band Lydia's Tune written by Mr. Hammond in Paris, first time in 1981 after flying there aboard Air France Concorde - a bossa nova featuring the fine playing of Joe Berger on guitar, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Heinz Lichius drums and Jon Hammond at the Hammond Sk1 organ + bass - special thanks to Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera, Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt - support from Musik Rotthoff Hamburg long-time established music shop where The Beatles acquired their famous instruments - http://www.HammondCast.com/ - Youtube http://youtu.be/LFhxrDs6PbQ Lydia's Tune Auster Jazz Series with NDR Horns Filmed in High Definition CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167948 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x25ckzz_lydia-s-tune-auster-jazz-series-with-ndr-horns-filmed-in-high-definition_shortfilms Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=894959580532840 Filmed in High Definition Lydia's Tune Auster Jazz Series With NDR Hornss Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/PocketFunkWithNDRHornsAusterJazz 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, 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 — at Auster Bar. 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NAMM Believe in Music Awards and Purdie Shuffle at Brunch Set - October 10, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Believe in Music Awards and Purdie Shuffle at Brunch Set Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/NAMMBelieveInMusicAwardsAndPurdieShuffle Anaheim CA: This film starts out at the annual NAMM Believe In Music Awards, the eldest recipient Roy Burns has attended every NAMM Show since 1960! Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM and Roy Burns Joe Lamond and Jon Hammond Immediately afterwards Jon Hammond ran to the Center Patio Stage for a Jon Hammond Band performance with the inventor of "The Purdie Shuffle" Bernard "Pretty" Purdie drums, Koei Tanaka from Tokyo on harmonica, Alex Budman tenor sax, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the organ - http://www.jonhammondband.com/ — with Jon Hammond and Jon Hammond Organ Group at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=915802311781900 Youtube http://youtu.be/NEOdje4Auzw CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1178377 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/BluesAndJazzSessionAtEVStandAtAMAC Guy Low - PR Jon Hammond jams at the Electro-Voice stand: AMAC 2014 http://www.electrovoice.com/pressrelease.php?id=1651 The music products industry gathered again on Queensland’s Gold Coast for professional development sessions and a two-day trade show. Almost 500 professionals, covering a wide range of Australian music industry suppliers and retailers, took part at the Australian Music Association Convention – held at the ever-popular Jupiter’s Casino. The convention featured a number of notable key speakers and accomplished musicians to keep attendees educated as well as entertained. Amongst the key figures were Larry Morton, current NAMM Chairman and President of Hal Leonard Corporation; Jon Hammond, renowned Hammond organ player and founder of the Jon Hammond Band; Ambre Hammond (no-relation to Jon) leading Australian piano musician and Guinness record holder for receiving Associate and Licentiate Diplomas of music at the age of 11; and Lloyd Spiegel, one of Australia’s leading blues guitarists. Bosch Communications Systems, a regular at AMAC, exhibited the latest products from our Electro-Voice and Dynacord brands, including EV’s ZLX, ELX and ETX Powered Loudspeaker families, and Dynacord’s TS Vertical Array Cabinets, the tiny but feature-packed PM 502 Powered Mixer, and the versatile AXM 12A Coaxial Powered Monitor with onboard DSP. For the first time in EV’s history, the brand had three “best-in-class” loudspeaker families on display covering entry-level through to pro-audio markets. ZLX loudspeakers are the number one selling powered speakers in the American market and have won Best of Show at NAMM 2013. The 2000-W ETX Powered Loudspeakers have been labelled as the most advanced product in its price range and have won Best of Show at NAMM 2014. Sitting in between is the ever-popular ELX range which represents a high-quality sound system at a mid-range price. The ETX Powered Loudspeaker display drew a lot of attention during the show, including that of Jon Hammond, one of the finest B3 players in the world. Jon reminisced about his first experience with EV speakers back in 1964, when he installed EV SRO speakers in a Fender Bandmaster cabinet. “I have a particular fondness for EV speakers. My very first pro amplifier was a 1964 blonde Fender Bandmaster in which I installed the white EV SRO Speakers. Yes, I lugged that 2 x 12 speaker box around everywhere and it was impossible to blow it up – my whole band would plug in to it, we thought in those days because the amp was called the Bandmaster that the whole band should plug in to it, bass and all – no problem, it was loud and clear!” After swapping a few stories Jon was curious to see how his Hammond Sk1 would sound with the ETX loudspeakers. Following a quick connection via a Dynacord PowerMate 600, Jon belted a few tunes just before the close of day one of the exhibition. He promised to come back the following day with a jazz guitarist who turned out to be Chris Connolly, a well known figure in the audio and music products industry. While setting up for the jam session Simon Ert, a jazz percussionist representing Gretsch drums on the neighbouring stand, volunteered to complete the trio. What followed was half an hour of cool jazz tunes and sweet sound. Group photo, from left to right: Simon Ert on Gretsch Drums, Chris Connolly on Grover Jackson Guitar and the legendary “Buchanan Hammer” EV 664 Dynamic Cardioid Microphone, and Jon Hammond on Hammond Sk1, mixed using Dynacord PowerMate 600 and played through ETX Powered Loudspeakers. Check out an excerpt of the performance on YouTube: http://youtu.be/SPHi-VBY6zI “I love coming to the AMAC shows, in just a few years I have forged some lasting friendships and am fortunate enough to meet some really outstanding musicians,” said Jon. “The timing was perfect to have a session like that what we did – thank you so much for accommodating us with the superb EV powered speakers. I heard from friends who were all the way across the hall that they could hear us clear as a bell. It was so much fun, that’s the kind of thing I live for and only happens in a special place and people such as the EV stand at AMAC!” Electro-Voice speakers were also present on the Casio Sound Technology stand. Two ZLX 12” powered speakers and a ZXA1 sub gave the Casio guys all they needed to show off their DJ and keyboard skills a few times each day. Needless to say, they were very happy with the sound as well. Bosch Communications would like to thank AMAC, Jon Hammond, Chris Connolly, Simon Ert, and all the visitors and exhibitors for making AMAC 2014 an experience to remember! AMAC Convention Back In Gold Coast for 2014 Youtube http://youtu.be/JwXcYGLt_kY Vimeo http://vimeo.com/108224164 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x27fqkm_blues-and-jazz-session-at-ev-stand-at-amac_music Facebook Jon Hammond Band http://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1176878 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/ReturnOfTheStudentJonHammondVisitWithTonyGermainHD1080p Jon Hammond visit with his piano teacher Tony Germain: "So good to see my piano teacher main man Tony Germain 40 years later from the first day we met on Scheduling Day 1973, looking good Tony! Greatest piano and Hammond organ teacher folks! Tony taught so many players well and created the organ department (long story!) Chairing the PIano Department, (he has a nice chair in his office and superb Steinway Grand Piano) - if you are lucky enough to be a student at Berklee and get to study with Tony Germain, then you are living under the lucky star - Tony is the Man!! Thanks for everything you showed me Tony, straightened me out big time" - Jon Hammond *Return of the Student - Here I am with my Piano Teacher main man Tony Germain 40 years to the day later from the first time we sat down together folks - interview coming soon, many thanks Tony! Jon Hammond http://www.berklee.edu/people/tony-germain Position: Assistant Chair Department: Piano Tony's Steinway Grand Piano "I think I might have been one of Berklee's first graduates with what today is called the performance major in piano. So as assistant chair, I have a vested interest in making sure we're still preparing piano, keyboard, and organ students, without being in any way style prejudiced. I also took the position to have a little bit more involvement with the curriculum—to see what I could personally add or help create." "When I went to Berklee, Ted Pease, Phil Wilson, and Mike Rendish were my role models and my teachers. They set the standard for what I'd become and how I would teach. They were all very good to me, and I could see how much they loved it. Here at Berklee, I'm giving back to something that has given me everything. I often describe Berklee as a musical Fantasy Island. I just don't know where else I'd be happy." "Prior to becoming assistant chair of the Piano Department, I taught pretty much everything across the board for 33 years: harmony, ear training, arranging, ensembles. I created the Harmonic Ear Training course and taught it from about 1978 until I became assistant chair. I'm equally in love with private and classroom teaching, and have done it all my adult life. I probably get more out of it than my students do. But hopefully I inspire students to further their interests in whichever style of performance they desire—it's my job to prepare them for the long haul. I still teach Survey of Piano Styles: History of Jazz Piano. I didn't want to give it up. And I didn't want to not teach entirely, because you lose touch if you're out of the classroom." Career Highlights B.M., Berklee College of Music Performances with Judy Garland, Herb Pomeroy, Joe Hunt, and Dick Johnson Musical director, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well, Charles Playhouse Pianist and keyboardist with jazz and commercial groups Recordings include Forces with Jerry Tachoir; Risa's Waltz with Danny Harrington; Until Further Notice with Steve Rochinski; Sasha Sings Dinah, A Tribute to the Queen, Dinah Washington with Sasha Daltonn; Happy Talk with Christine Fawson; At Last with Kimberly Keating; Read Between the Lines with Jan Shapiro; Live at the Firehouse with Danny Harrington; The Berklee Great American Songbook series; and for Acuff-Rose, Nashville Published articles in Keyboard and Berklee Today magazines Professional performing and recording artist Television and radio experience, including Community Auditions/ Dave Maynard Talent Showcase, WBZ, Channel 4, Boston; Jack Harris Show, Detroit; Nick Clooney Show, Cincinnati; Music America, WGBH Radio, Boston; and Grand Ole Opry, Nashville Performer and clinician, Berklee on the Road programs in Umbria, Puerto Rico, and Los Angeles Leadership Stephany Tiernan Chair Tony Germain Assistant Chair — at Berklee College of Music http://www.HammondCast.com/ — at Berklee College of Music Youtube http://youtu.be/TppXGPzVaK8 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/AusterBluesAndJazzJHBandWithNDRHorns Eimsbüttel - Hamburg -- Auster Blues and Jazz in Auster Bar, special evening Jon Hammond Band with NDR Horns swinging the house with spirited solos all around: Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ and Heinz Lichius the drummer - special thanks to 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 http://www.HammondCast.com Youtube http://youtu.be/q4_lNnwzxrU Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105232953 CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167435 Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=893232684038863 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x258ktf_auster-blues-and-jazz-jh-band-with-ndr-horns_music Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/AusterJazzHeadPhoneNDRHornsFunkyHeinz Jon Hammond Band L to R: Joe Berger, Michael Leuschner, Heinz Lichius, Lutz Büchner, Jon Hammond, Fiete Felsch Youtube http://youtu.be/5pvfVZhXaoc Auster Jazz Head Phone NDR Horns Funky Heinz - 3 + 3 Jon Hammond Band Live in Auster Bar Hamburg with funky Heinz Lichius drums, NDR Horns: Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor sax, Fiete Felsch alto sax, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass - http://www.HammondCast.com/ Note: Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars - Jon Hammond - Hammond organ made by Suzuki Musical Instruments - special thanks to our friend and excellent drummer Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera! & Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105020455 CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167042 NAMM I Believe in Music Awards, Roy Burns, Frank Alkyer, DownBeat Magazine, Jon Hammond, Bernard Purdie, Purdie Shuffle, ASCAP Composer, Musicians Union, Local 802

Blues and Jazz Session at EV stand at AMAC - October 7, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Blues and Jazz Session at EV stand at AMAC Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/BluesAndJazzSessionAtEVStandAtAMAC Guy Low - PR Jon Hammond jams at the Electro-Voice stand: AMAC 2014 http://www.electrovoice.com/pressrelease.php?id=1651 The music products industry gathered again on Queensland’s Gold Coast for professional development sessions and a two-day trade show. Almost 500 professionals, covering a wide range of Australian music industry suppliers and retailers, took part at the Australian Music Association Convention – held at the ever-popular Jupiter’s Casino. The convention featured a number of notable key speakers and accomplished musicians to keep attendees educated as well as entertained. Amongst the key figures were Larry Morton, current NAMM Chairman and President of Hal Leonard Corporation; Jon Hammond, renowned Hammond organ player and founder of the Jon Hammond Band; Ambre Hammond (no-relation to Jon) leading Australian piano musician and Guinness record holder for receiving Associate and Licentiate Diplomas of music at the age of 11; and Lloyd Spiegel, one of Australia’s leading blues guitarists. Bosch Communications Systems, a regular at AMAC, exhibited the latest products from our Electro-Voice and Dynacord brands, including EV’s ZLX, ELX and ETX Powered Loudspeaker families, and Dynacord’s TS Vertical Array Cabinets, the tiny but feature-packed PM 502 Powered Mixer, and the versatile AXM 12A Coaxial Powered Monitor with onboard DSP. For the first time in EV’s history, the brand had three “best-in-class” loudspeaker families on display covering entry-level through to pro-audio markets. ZLX loudspeakers are the number one selling powered speakers in the American market and have won Best of Show at NAMM 2013. The 2000-W ETX Powered Loudspeakers have been labelled as the most advanced product in its price range and have won Best of Show at NAMM 2014. Sitting in between is the ever-popular ELX range which represents a high-quality sound system at a mid-range price. The ETX Powered Loudspeaker display drew a lot of attention during the show, including that of Jon Hammond, one of the finest B3 players in the world. Jon reminisced about his first experience with EV speakers back in 1964, when he installed EV SRO speakers in a Fender Bandmaster cabinet. “I have a particular fondness for EV speakers. My very first pro amplifier was a 1964 blonde Fender Bandmaster in which I installed the white EV SRO Speakers. Yes, I lugged that 2 x 12 speaker box around everywhere and it was impossible to blow it up – my whole band would plug in to it, we thought in those days because the amp was called the Bandmaster that the whole band should plug in to it, bass and all – no problem, it was loud and clear!” After swapping a few stories Jon was curious to see how his Hammond Sk1 would sound with the ETX loudspeakers. Following a quick connection via a Dynacord PowerMate 600, Jon belted a few tunes just before the close of day one of the exhibition. He promised to come back the following day with a jazz guitarist who turned out to be Chris Connolly, a well known figure in the audio and music products industry. While setting up for the jam session Simon Ert, a jazz percussionist representing Gretsch drums on the neighbouring stand, volunteered to complete the trio. What followed was half an hour of cool jazz tunes and sweet sound. Group photo, from left to right: Simon Ert on Gretsch Drums, Chris Connolly on Grover Jackson Guitar and the legendary “Buchanan Hammer” EV 664 Dynamic Cardioid Microphone, and Jon Hammond on Hammond Sk1, mixed using Dynacord PowerMate 600 and played through ETX Powered Loudspeakers. Check out an excerpt of the performance on YouTube: http://youtu.be/SPHi-VBY6zI “I love coming to the AMAC shows, in just a few years I have forged some lasting friendships and am fortunate enough to meet some really outstanding musicians,” said Jon. “The timing was perfect to have a session like that what we did – thank you so much for accommodating us with the superb EV powered speakers. I heard from friends who were all the way across the hall that they could hear us clear as a bell. It was so much fun, that’s the kind of thing I live for and only happens in a special place and people such as the EV stand at AMAC!” Electro-Voice speakers were also present on the Casio Sound Technology stand. Two ZLX 12” powered speakers and a ZXA1 sub gave the Casio guys all they needed to show off their DJ and keyboard skills a few times each day. Needless to say, they were very happy with the sound as well. Bosch Communications would like to thank AMAC, Jon Hammond, Chris Connolly, Simon Ert, and all the visitors and exhibitors for making AMAC 2014 an experience to remember! AMAC Convention Back In Gold Coast for 2014 Youtube http://youtu.be/JwXcYGLt_kY Vimeo http://vimeo.com/108224164 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x27fqkm_blues-and-jazz-session-at-ev-stand-at-amac_music Facebook Jon Hammond Band http://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1176878 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/ReturnOfTheStudentJonHammondVisitWithTonyGermainHD1080p Jon Hammond visit with his piano teacher Tony Germain: "So good to see my piano teacher main man Tony Germain 40 years later from the first day we met on Scheduling Day 1973, looking good Tony! Greatest piano and Hammond organ teacher folks! Tony taught so many players well and created the organ department (long story!) Chairing the PIano Department, (he has a nice chair in his office and superb Steinway Grand Piano) - if you are lucky enough to be a student at Berklee and get to study with Tony Germain, then you are living under the lucky star - Tony is the Man!! Thanks for everything you showed me Tony, straightened me out big time" - Jon Hammond *Return of the Student - Here I am with my Piano Teacher main man Tony Germain 40 years to the day later from the first time we sat down together folks - interview coming soon, many thanks Tony! Jon Hammond http://www.berklee.edu/people/tony-germain Position: Assistant Chair Department: Piano Tony's Steinway Grand Piano "I think I might have been one of Berklee's first graduates with what today is called the performance major in piano. So as assistant chair, I have a vested interest in making sure we're still preparing piano, keyboard, and organ students, without being in any way style prejudiced. I also took the position to have a little bit more involvement with the curriculum—to see what I could personally add or help create." "When I went to Berklee, Ted Pease, Phil Wilson, and Mike Rendish were my role models and my teachers. They set the standard for what I'd become and how I would teach. They were all very good to me, and I could see how much they loved it. Here at Berklee, I'm giving back to something that has given me everything. I often describe Berklee as a musical Fantasy Island. I just don't know where else I'd be happy." "Prior to becoming assistant chair of the Piano Department, I taught pretty much everything across the board for 33 years: harmony, ear training, arranging, ensembles. I created the Harmonic Ear Training course and taught it from about 1978 until I became assistant chair. I'm equally in love with private and classroom teaching, and have done it all my adult life. I probably get more out of it than my students do. But hopefully I inspire students to further their interests in whichever style of performance they desire—it's my job to prepare them for the long haul. I still teach Survey of Piano Styles: History of Jazz Piano. I didn't want to give it up. And I didn't want to not teach entirely, because you lose touch if you're out of the classroom." Career Highlights B.M., Berklee College of Music Performances with Judy Garland, Herb Pomeroy, Joe Hunt, and Dick Johnson Musical director, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well, Charles Playhouse Pianist and keyboardist with jazz and commercial groups Recordings include Forces with Jerry Tachoir; Risa's Waltz with Danny Harrington; Until Further Notice with Steve Rochinski; Sasha Sings Dinah, A Tribute to the Queen, Dinah Washington with Sasha Daltonn; Happy Talk with Christine Fawson; At Last with Kimberly Keating; Read Between the Lines with Jan Shapiro; Live at the Firehouse with Danny Harrington; The Berklee Great American Songbook series; and for Acuff-Rose, Nashville Published articles in Keyboard and Berklee Today magazines Professional performing and recording artist Television and radio experience, including Community Auditions/ Dave Maynard Talent Showcase, WBZ, Channel 4, Boston; Jack Harris Show, Detroit; Nick Clooney Show, Cincinnati; Music America, WGBH Radio, Boston; and Grand Ole Opry, Nashville Performer and clinician, Berklee on the Road programs in Umbria, Puerto Rico, and Los Angeles Leadership Stephany Tiernan Chair Tony Germain Assistant Chair — at Berklee College of Music http://www.HammondCast.com/ — at Berklee College of Music Youtube http://youtu.be/TppXGPzVaK8 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/AusterBluesAndJazzJHBandWithNDRHorns Eimsbüttel - Hamburg -- Auster Blues and Jazz in Auster Bar, special evening Jon Hammond Band with NDR Horns swinging the house with spirited solos all around: Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ and Heinz Lichius the drummer - special thanks to 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 http://www.HammondCast.com Youtube http://youtu.be/q4_lNnwzxrU Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105232953 CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167435 Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=893232684038863 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x258ktf_auster-blues-and-jazz-jh-band-with-ndr-horns_music Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/AusterJazzHeadPhoneNDRHornsFunkyHeinz Jon Hammond Band L to R: Joe Berger, Michael Leuschner, Heinz Lichius, Lutz Büchner, Jon Hammond, Fiete Felsch Youtube http://youtu.be/5pvfVZhXaoc Auster Jazz Head Phone NDR Horns Funky Heinz - 3 + 3 Jon Hammond Band Live in Auster Bar Hamburg with funky Heinz Lichius drums, NDR Horns: Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor sax, Fiete Felsch alto sax, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass - http://www.HammondCast.com/ Note: Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars - Jon Hammond - Hammond organ made by Suzuki Musical Instruments - special thanks to our friend and excellent drummer Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera! & Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105020455 CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167042 Blues, Jazz, Electro-Voice, Powered Speakers, Bosch Communications, Guy Low PR, AMAC, Australia, Gold Coast, Hammond Organ, Suzuki Musical Instruments, Jon Hammond

Late Rent In Peter & Siggi's Haus Party - October 5, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Late Rent In Peter & Siggi's Haus Party Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/LateRentInPeterSiggisHausParty Jon Hammond Band trio formation at Peter & Siggi's Haus Party in North Germany with our good friends - 2nd time on the band, upcoming drummer Nicolai Ditsch, Joe Berger guitar playing his new Futhark Guitar, Jon Hammond on the organ - special thanks Rotthoff Music, all our special friends for this beautiful night! Big congratulations to Nicolai for his recent endorsement with Zildjian Cymbals! http://www.HammondCast.com Youtube http://youtu.be/OFo9UEuIyxY Vimeo http://vimeo.com/108064618 CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1176520 Jon Hammond Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152333043342102&set=vb.558692101&type=3 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x27by37_late-rent-in-peter-siggi-s-haus-party_music Oakland CA -- Leon Russell on the gig at Yoshi's with his custom piano rig - Jon Hammond http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_Russell Leon Russell (born Claude Russell Bridges April 2, 1942) is an American musician and songwriter, who has recorded as a session musician, sideman, and maintained a solo career in music. Claude Russell Bridges Also known as Hank Wilson Born April 2, 1942 (age 72) Lawton, Oklahoma, United States Genres Country, rock, folk, rhythm and blues, folk rock, blues rock Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter Instruments Vocals, piano, organ, guitar, bass guitar, mandolin Born in Lawton, Oklahoma,[2] United States, he began playing piano at the age of four. Russell attended Will Rogers High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At this time he was already performing at Tulsa nightclubs.[3] After moving to Los Angeles, he became a session musician, working as a pianist on the recordings of many notable musical artists from the 1960s. By the late 1960s, Russell diversified, becoming successful as an arranger[4] and songwriter. As a musician, he worked his way up from gigs as a sideman to well known performers. By 1970 he had graduated to solo recording artist, although he never ended his previous roles within the music industry. Russell was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Monday, March 14, 2011. Russell began his musical career at the age of 14 in the nightclubs of Tulsa, Oklahoma. He and his group The Starlighters, which included J.J. Cale, Leo Feathers, Chuck Blackwell and Johnny Williams,[6] were instrumental in creating the style of music known as the Tulsa Sound. After settling in Los Angeles, he studied guitar with James Burton. Known mostly as a session musician early in his career, as a solo artist he has crossed genres to include rock and roll, blues, and gospel music, playing with artists as varied as Jan & Dean, Gary Lewis, George Harrison, Gram Parsons, Delaney Bramlett, Ringo Starr, Doris Day, Elton John, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, The Byrds, The Beach Boys, The Ventures, Willie Nelson, Badfinger, Tijuana Brass, Frank Sinatra, The Band, Bob Dylan, J.J. Cale, B.B. King,[7] Dave Mason, Glen Campbell, Joe Cocker and The Rolling Stones.[8] As a first call studio musician in Los Angeles, Russell played on many of the most popular songs of the 1960s, including some by The Byrds, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Bobby "Boris" Pickett, and Herb Alpert. He can be seen in 1964's T.A.M.I. Show, playing piano with "The Wrecking Crew" (an informal name for the top L.A. session musicians of the 1960s), sporting short, dark, slicked-back hair, in contrast to his later look.[8] Soon after, he was hired as Snuff Garrett's assistant/creative developer, playing on numerous #1 singles, including "This Diamond Ring" by Gary Lewis and the Playboys.[4] He wrote or co-wrote two hit songs for Gary Lewis and Playboys: "Everybody Loves a Clown" (which hit the Billboard Top 40 on October 9, 1965, remaining on the chart for eight weeks and rising to number 4) and "She's Just My Style" (which hit Billboard′s Top 40 on December 18, 1965, and rose to number 3).[9] He played xylophone and bells on the 1966 single "The Joker Went Wild", sung by Brian Hyland and penned by Bobby Russell (no relation to Leon). He also worked sessions with Dorsey Burnette and Glen Campbell on Campbell's 1967 album Gentle on My Mind, where he was credited as "Russell Bridges" on piano,[citation needed] and arranged and conducted the 1966 easy listening album Rhapsodies for Young Lovers by the Midnight String Quartet. Jon Hammond: The Lyrics to Leon's song "Magic Mirror" from his 1972 release "Carney" on his built-in computer in his custom piano rig onstage - Jon Hammond *note, the original recording personnel: Leon Russell – vocals, guitar, bass, piano Don Preston – guitar, vocals Joey Cooper – guitar Carl Radle – bass Chuck Blackwell – drums Jim Keltner – drums John Gallie – organ Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/BlueAngels2012FleetWeekAirShowAtSfoWithMusicFromJonHammondBand America's pride The Blue Angels here at SFO to perform fearlessly in honor of Fleet Week 2012 with support from United Airlines Team at United Family Day very special annual event, special thanks to all these fine folks it takes to make it happen. From the Firefighters, to the Mechanics, Air Controllers, Crew, Food Preparations even the Imperial Storm Troopers from Star Wars were on hand for this very special family day - with music here from The Jon Hammond Band with special guest Lee Oskar harmonica, recent performance in Frankfurt Germany at the famous Jazzkeller "Tribute to 9/11 - Get Back In The Groove" Tony Lakatos tenor sax, Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at Sk1 organ, enjoy folks! Sincerely, Jon Hammond http://www.HammondCast.com Vimeo http://vimeo.com/50997986 Youtube http://youtu.be/2C3KtLtMVm8 Facebook Jon Hammond Band http://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xu6j5t_blue-angels-2012-fleet-week-air-show-at-sfo-with-music-from-jon-hammond-band_music Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/AwesomeFunkyJazzTributeToCannonballNDRHornsJonHammondBand Full High Definition Version: Awesome Funky Jazz Tribute to Cannonball NDR Horns feature on Jon Hammond Band Auster Bar Jazz Series concert Hamburg Eimsbüttel. Welcome Knut Benzner - NDR Redaktion! NDR Horns on Jon Hammond Band: L to R Michael Leuschner t., Lutz Büchner t.s., Fiete Felsch a.s. Late Rent, Theme Song, Jon Hammond, ASCAP Composer, Hammond Organ, Funky Jazz, North Germany, Nicolai Ditsch drums, Joe Berger, Futhark guitars

Jon Hammond visit with his piano teacher Tony Germain - October 4, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond visit with his piano teacher Tony Germain Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/ReturnOfTheStudentJonHammondVisitWithTonyGermainHD1080p Jon Hammond visit with his piano teacher Tony Germain: "So good to see my piano teacher main man Tony Germain 40 years later from the first day we met on Scheduling Day 1973, looking good Tony! Greatest piano and Hammond organ teacher folks! Tony taught so many players well and created the organ department (long story!) Chairing the PIano Department, (he has a nice chair in his office and superb Steinway Grand Piano) - if you are lucky enough to be a student at Berklee and get to study with Tony Germain, then you are living under the lucky star - Tony is the Man!! Thanks for everything you showed me Tony, straightened me out big time" - Jon Hammond *Return of the Student - Here I am with my Piano Teacher main man Tony Germain 40 years to the day later from the first time we sat down together folks - interview coming soon, many thanks Tony! Jon Hammond http://www.berklee.edu/people/tony-germain Position: Assistant Chair Department: Piano Tony's Steinway Grand Piano "I think I might have been one of Berklee's first graduates with what today is called the performance major in piano. So as assistant chair, I have a vested interest in making sure we're still preparing piano, keyboard, and organ students, without being in any way style prejudiced. I also took the position to have a little bit more involvement with the curriculum—to see what I could personally add or help create." "When I went to Berklee, Ted Pease, Phil Wilson, and Mike Rendish were my role models and my teachers. They set the standard for what I'd become and how I would teach. They were all very good to me, and I could see how much they loved it. Here at Berklee, I'm giving back to something that has given me everything. I often describe Berklee as a musical Fantasy Island. I just don't know where else I'd be happy." "Prior to becoming assistant chair of the Piano Department, I taught pretty much everything across the board for 33 years: harmony, ear training, arranging, ensembles. I created the Harmonic Ear Training course and taught it from about 1978 until I became assistant chair. I'm equally in love with private and classroom teaching, and have done it all my adult life. I probably get more out of it than my students do. But hopefully I inspire students to further their interests in whichever style of performance they desire—it's my job to prepare them for the long haul. I still teach Survey of Piano Styles: History of Jazz Piano. I didn't want to give it up. And I didn't want to not teach entirely, because you lose touch if you're out of the classroom." Career Highlights B.M., Berklee College of Music Performances with Judy Garland, Herb Pomeroy, Joe Hunt, and Dick Johnson Musical director, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well, Charles Playhouse Pianist and keyboardist with jazz and commercial groups Recordings include Forces with Jerry Tachoir; Risa's Waltz with Danny Harrington; Until Further Notice with Steve Rochinski; Sasha Sings Dinah, A Tribute to the Queen, Dinah Washington with Sasha Daltonn; Happy Talk with Christine Fawson; At Last with Kimberly Keating; Read Between the Lines with Jan Shapiro; Live at the Firehouse with Danny Harrington; The Berklee Great American Songbook series; and for Acuff-Rose, Nashville Published articles in Keyboard and Berklee Today magazines Professional performing and recording artist Television and radio experience, including Community Auditions/ Dave Maynard Talent Showcase, WBZ, Channel 4, Boston; Jack Harris Show, Detroit; Nick Clooney Show, Cincinnati; Music America, WGBH Radio, Boston; and Grand Ole Opry, Nashville Performer and clinician, Berklee on the Road programs in Umbria, Puerto Rico, and Los Angeles Leadership Stephany Tiernan Chair Tony Germain Assistant Chair — at Berklee College of Music http://www.HammondCast.com/ — at Berklee College of Music Youtube http://youtu.be/TppXGPzVaK8 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/AusterBluesAndJazzJHBandWithNDRHorns Eimsbüttel - Hamburg -- Auster Blues and Jazz in Auster Bar, special evening Jon Hammond Band with NDR Horns swinging the house with spirited solos all around: Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ and Heinz Lichius the drummer - special thanks to 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 http://www.HammondCast.com Youtube http://youtu.be/q4_lNnwzxrU Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105232953 CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167435 Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=893232684038863 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x258ktf_auster-blues-and-jazz-jh-band-with-ndr-horns_music Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/AusterJazzHeadPhoneNDRHornsFunkyHeinz Jon Hammond Band L to R: Joe Berger, Michael Leuschner, Heinz Lichius, Lutz Büchner, Jon Hammond, Fiete Felsch Youtube http://youtu.be/5pvfVZhXaoc Auster Jazz Head Phone NDR Horns Funky Heinz - 3 + 3 Jon Hammond Band Live in Auster Bar Hamburg with funky Heinz Lichius drums, NDR Horns: Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor sax, Fiete Felsch alto sax, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass - http://www.HammondCast.com/ Note: Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars - Jon Hammond - Hammond organ made by Suzuki Musical Instruments - special thanks to our friend and excellent drummer Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera! & Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105020455 CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167042 Berklee College of Music, Tony Germain, Piano Department Chair, Steinway Grand, Hammond Organ, Jon Hammond, Boylston Street, Jazz, Blues, Bach, Local 802, Musicians Union

Jon Hammond Blues Band Plays Pocket Funk in front of San Francisco City Hall - October 1, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond Blues Band Plays Pocket Funk in front of San Francisco City Hall Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/SanFranciscoCityHallConcertPocketFunkByJonHammondBand Very special concert, Jon Hammond Band performs "Pocket Funk" right in front of San Francisco City Hall - Jon's original funk tune spotlights James Preston drums long-time drummer of Sons of Champlin band (RIP June 21, 1950 - July 26, 2014), in the horn section: Steve Campos trumpet / flugelhorn, Harvey Wainapel tenor sax, Barry Finnerty guitar and Jon Hammond at his 1965 Hammond B3 organ - Special thanks: thanks Mayor Willie Brown & Lexi Peyer SF City Hall - *Note: Jon's organ bench fell out of the truck on Polk St. (was recovered) One of Jon's famous sayings: "It's easier to find an Organ with no Bench than a Bench without an Organ" ! http://www.jonhammondband.com/ 2,114 Jon Hammond at the B3 right in front of the famous San Francisco City Hall! Youtube http://youtu.be/V98fwDJSHWw — with Jon Hammond and James Preston at San Francisco City Hall Facebook Jon Hammond Band https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=909342609094537 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xt6c8f_san-francisco-city-hall-concert-pocket-funk-by-jon-hammond-band_music CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1175041 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondFlashbackLeBarBat Jon Hammond Flashback: Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men in Le Bar Bat Club more than 20 years ago with Alex Foster tenor saxophone from the NBC's Saturday Night Live Band, Leslie J. Carter percussion, Barry Finnerty guitar, James Preston drums deceased June 21, 1950 - July 26, 2014, Jon Hammond organ - camera by Joe Berger http://www.HammondCast.com/ CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1173968 Youtube http://youtu.be/QwB-mqYKDiE Vimeo http://vimeo.com/83193904 Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152314798547102 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammond-InWorkshopAtCarlingfordMusicCentre The staff of Carlingford Music Centre are very excited to be hosting Sydney’s first ever Hammond Organ Workshop featuring Jon Hammond (USA) with Andrew Dickeson drums - special thanks Rupert Hyde Carlingford Music Centre 320 Pennant Hills Road Carlingford NSW 2118 Who is Jon Hammond? Jon began his musical career at age 12 in the San Francisco Bay Area playing organ and accordion in bands and solo engagements, first recording studio dates 1968 when he met Robert Moog who personally delivered the Moog III to San Francisco Radical Laboratories where Jon was working at the time and jamming daily with members of Quicksilver Messenger Service, he next joined original rock band Hades with which he played until moving East to attend Berklee. Playing 7 nights a week in Boston’s notorious Combat Zone next lead to touring with successful show band Easy Living and then became house organist at the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club Cape Cod MA where he played private parties for Tip O’Neill Speaker of The House. Returning to SF for a reunion concert in 1980 with Eddie Money and members of Tower of Power, next Jon moved to Europe where he lived and played for a number of years, still playing annually where he has an enthusiastic following. Jon began hosting his own TV show “The Jon Hammond Show” in 1984 and is now in 30th year on cable TV in Manhattan and heard daily on KYOU Radio HammondCast Show with regular appearances at international trade shows. Check out his large collection of YouTube videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/JonHammondBand Hammond Organs at Carlingford Music Centre — with Andrew Dickeson Youtube http://youtu.be/0GEvXPEq-Is CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1159094 Vimeo http://vimeo.com/102753862 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x22xr26_jon-hammond-in-workshop-at-carlingford-music-centre_music Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/PocketFunkWithNDRHornsAusterJazz 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, 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 — at Auster Bar. Youtube http://youtu.be/MxpIJesOJXQ CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167713 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x259iax_pocket-funk-with-ndr-horns-auster-jazz-filmed-in-high-definition_music Jon Hammond Organ Group Faceboook https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=653311224764034 As Seen On The Jon Hammond Show MNN TV - 30th Year Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/AusterBluesAndJazzJHBandWithNDRHorns Eimsbüttel - Hamburg -- Auster Blues and Jazz in Auster Bar, special evening Jon Hammond Band with NDR Horns swinging the house with spirited solos all around: Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ and Heinz Lichius the drummer - special thanks to 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 http://www.HammondCast.com Youtube http://youtu.be/q4_lNnwzxrU Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105232953 CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167435 Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=893232684038863 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x258ktf_auster-blues-and-jazz-jh-band-with-ndr-horns_music Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/AusterJazzHeadPhoneNDRHornsFunkyHeinz Jon Hammond Band L to R: Joe Berger, Michael Leuschner, Heinz Lichius, Lutz Büchner, Jon Hammond, Fiete Felsch Youtube http://youtu.be/5pvfVZhXaoc Auster Jazz Head Phone NDR Horns Funky Heinz - 3 + 3 Jon Hammond Band Live in Auster Bar Hamburg with funky Heinz Lichius drums, NDR Horns: Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor sax, Fiete Felsch alto sax, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass - http://www.HammondCast.com/ Note: Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars - Jon Hammond - Hammond organ made by Suzuki Musical Instruments - special thanks to our friend and excellent drummer Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera! & Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105020455 CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167042 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x253oxm_auster-jazz-head-phone-ndr-horns-funky-heinz_music Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=892204304141701 San Francisco City Hall, Mayor Willie Brown, Pocket Funk, Jon Hammond, Lexi Peyer, James Preston, B3 organ, Funky Jazz, ASCAP Composer, Musicians Union, Local 6

The Incredible Blue Angels Flying Team Up Close with Music by Jon Hammond Band Fleet Week - September 30, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: The Incredible Blue Angels Flying Team Up Close with Music by Jon Hammond Band Fleet Week Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/BlueAngels2012FleetWeekAirShowAtSfoWithMusicFromJonHammondBand America's pride The Blue Angels here at SFO to perform fearlessly in honor of Fleet Week 2012 with support from United Airlines Team at United Family Day very special annual event, special thanks to all these fine folks it takes to make it happen. From the Firefighters, to the Mechanics, Air Controllers, Crew, Food Preparations even the Imperial Storm Troopers from Star Wars were on hand for this very special family day - with music here from The Jon Hammond Band with special guest Lee Oskar harmonica, recent performance in Frankfurt Germany at the famous Jazzkeller "Tribute to 9/11 - Get Back In The Groove" Tony Lakatos tenor sax, Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at Sk1 organ, enjoy folks! Sincerely, Jon Hammond http://www.HammondCast.com Vimeo http://vimeo.com/50997986 Youtube http://youtu.be/2C3KtLtMVm8 Facebook Jon Hammond Band http://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xu6j5t_blue-angels-2012-fleet-week-air-show-at-sfo-with-music-from-jon-hammond-band_music Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/AwesomeFunkyJazzTributeToCannonballNDRHornsJonHammondBand Full High Definition Version: Awesome Funky Jazz Tribute to Cannonball NDR Horns feature on Jon Hammond Band Auster Bar Jazz Series concert Hamburg Eimsbüttel. Welcome Knut Benzner - NDR Redaktion! NDR Horns on Jon Hammond Band: L to R Michael Leuschner t., Lutz Büchner t.s., Fiete Felsch a.s. Funky Heinz Lichius drums, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor, Friedrich Fiete Felsch alto, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass - special thanks Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera, this concert was filmed in High Definition Nicolai in the middle - drums on Peter and Siggi's Haus Party previous day, nice job Nicolai! L to R Joe Berger, Jon Hammond, Nicolai Ditsch - Frank Blume, Torsten Wendt - Knut Benzner NDR Redaktion Jon Hammond with NDR Mobile Broadcast Unit - Musik Rotthoff support - Gideon Schier / Baltic Soul Weekender in the Haus! Youtube http://youtu.be/9P8yZiXgWfI CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1169090 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x25nqyv_awesome-funky-jazz-tribute-to-cannonball-ndr-horns-jon-hammond-band_music Jon Hammond Band Facebook Full High Definition https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=898080803554051 Blue Angels, Up Close, Fleet Week, Music, Jon Hammond, Incredible, Hammond Organ, Tenor Saxophone, Lee Oskar, Harmonica, Tony Lakatos, Frankfurt, SFO International, musikmesse

P. Mauriat Funk Jam Session Frankfurt Musikmesse - September 29, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: P. Mauriat Funk Jam Session Frankfurt Musikmesse Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/P.MauriatFunkJamSessionFrankfurtMusikmesse Messe Frankfurt -- Fun Funky Session! LINK: http://youtu.be/cGn-vV20Vzs Fun Funky Jam Session in P.Mauriat Stand with lighting of very special good luck lantern gift at Frankfurt musikmesse with P.Mauriat Saxophone Artists: Tony Lakatos, Arno Haas, Reiner Witzel - saxophones, and Jon Hammond at the organ - filmed in Full High Definition for HammondCast http://www.HammondCast.com P Mauriat HQ Pmauriat Albest - Special Thanks to Alex Mingmann Hsieh and TecAmp for loaning the fine compact super-light bass amp with Neodymium speaker powering Jon's organ — with Pmauriat Albest - musikmesse Vimeo http://vimeo.com/107438390 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x26ubua_p-mauriat-funk-jam-session-frankfurt-musikmesse_music Youtube http://youtu.be/cGn-vV20Vzs Youtubes of every song we played in Auster Bar Hamburg going backwards Jon Hammond Band http://youtu.be/BqtFWKBeC0c “Cooking at The Auster Bar” http://youtu.be/9P8yZiXgWfI “Tribute to Cannonball - Mercy Mercy Mercy” http://youtu.be/MdQi8mAslzE “Tribute to Bobby Timmons - Moanin’ / Blues” http://youtu.be/jtAaQLH_BYk “Late Rent - Them Song” http://youtu.be/orpLWd66-Hw “No X-Cess Baggage Blues” http://youtu.be/LFhxrDs6PbQ “Lydia’s Tune - Bossa Nova” http://youtu.be/MxpIJesOJXQ “Pocket Funk” http://youtu.be/q4_lNnwzxrU “Auster Blues and Jazz Jon's archive http://ia802300.us.archive.org/27/items/CookingAtTheAusterBarJonHammondBandWithNDRHorns/Cooking%20at%20The%20Auster%20Bar%20Jon%20Hammond%20Band%20With%20NDR%20Horns.mp4 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/AwesomeFunkyJazzTributeToCannonballNDRHornsJonHammondBand Full High Definition Version: Awesome Funky Jazz Tribute to Cannonball NDR Horns feature on Jon Hammond Band Auster Bar Jazz Series concert Hamburg Eimsbüttel. Welcome Knut Benzner - NDR Redaktion! NDR Horns on Jon Hammond Band: L to R Michael Leuschner t., Lutz Büchner t.s., Fiete Felsch a.s. Funky Heinz Lichius drums, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor, Friedrich Fiete Felsch alto, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass - special thanks Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera, this concert was filmed in High Definition Nicolai in the middle - drums on Peter and Siggi's Haus Party previous day, nice job Nicolai! L to R Joe Berger, Jon Hammond, Nicolai Ditsch - Frank Blume, Torsten Wendt - Knut Benzner NDR Redaktion Jon Hammond with NDR Mobile Broadcast Unit - Musik Rotthoff support - Gideon Schier / Baltic Soul Weekender in the Haus! Youtube http://youtu.be/9P8yZiXgWfI CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1169090 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x25nqyv_awesome-funky-jazz-tribute-to-cannonball-ndr-horns-jon-hammond-band_music Jon Hammond Band Facebook Full High Definition https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=898080803554051 Fun Jazz Session, P.Mauriat saxophones, Hammond Organ, musikmesse, Frankfurt Germany, Tony Lakatos, Arno Haas, Jon Hammond, Reiner Witzel, Good luck lantern

Part 4: Conversations with Harold Channer and Jon Hammond MNN TV - September 28, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Part 4: Conversations with Harold Channer and Jon Hammond MNN TV Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondConversationsWithHaroldChannerPt4JonHammondInterview CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-678655 Harold Hudson Channer and Jon Hammond in conversation *WATCH VIDEO: Conversations With Harold Channer Part 4 Jon Hammond Interview http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondConversationsWithHaroldChannerPt4JonHammondInterview Hear Jon Hammond telling Harold Hudson Channer about his days playing Hammond organ nightly in the strip tease clubs in Boston Combat Zone in the mafia clubs as house organist at World Famous 2 O'Clock Club run by mobsters like Teddy Venus and Louie Venus the Venus Brothers. Just back from performing and presenting a Key Note Presentation in Melbourne Australia Ringwood Victoria at Bernies Music Land. Jon brought back a classic Akubra Australian Hat and recorded an album with drummer Michael Jordan LIVE AT BERNIES http://www.amazon.com/Live-At-Bernies-Jon-Hammond/dp/B003K7TMWM and a segment of Jon Hammond Band live in Jazzkeller Frankfurt with introduction by club owner Eugen Hahn featuring Jon's lineup of Joe Berger guitar, Kevin James Mauder tenor saxophone, Heinz Lichius drums and Jon Hammond at the organ Jon Hammond with Akubra Hat from Australia Eugen Hahn introducing Jon Hammond Band at Jazzkeller Frankfurt Harold Hudson Channer and Jon Hammond in conversation Jon Hammond new touring rig with Hammond Sk1 organ, EXP-50 Expression Pedal, Italian keyboard stand by Bespeco, Flight Case by Gator cases, Kart-A-Bag Super 600 wheels Jon and Harold looking at the in-studio monitor in studios of MNN TV on W. 59th St. in New York City Conversations Pt 4 Harold Channer and Jon Hammond Jon Hammond Band onstage at Jazzkeller Frankfurt with Kevin James Mauder tenor sax, Heinz Lichius drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at XB-2 Hammond organ Live At Bernies Jon Hammond (Artist) | Format: Audio CD Wonderful live recording of Hammond Organ with drums.This classic organ club format was at its zenith in the 50's, 60's and 70's. Live at Bernies captures this unique feel and sound, with the internationally recognized hands of Jon Hammond and Michael Jordan providing expert renditions of many classic favorites. This crystal clear live recording sounds like you have an Organ Lounge in your living room! The performances are excellent and Jon displays his great experience and demonstrates the capabilities of the Digital New B3. The natural live feel is very refreshing. Jon Hammond on iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/jon-hammond/id4308313 Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=569f9Nz0gns Music News Brought To You By Jon Hammond on CONVERSATIONS WITH HAROLD HUDSON CHANNER on MNNTV Intelligent Relevant Television Talk Harold Channer is a talk-show host on public access television network Manhattan Neighborhood Network, or MNN. He is the longest-running producer for the network, having done over 2,200 interviews over 40 years. Speaking here with Jon Hammond *WATCH THE VIDEO: 10 Years Later Tribute To Victims of 9/11 Jon Hammond Band Get Back In The Groove http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammond_TributetoVictimsof9_11_JONHAMMONDBand TONY LAKATOS-tenor sax HEINZ LICHIUS-drums JOE BERGER-guitar JON HAMMOND-XB-2 Organ/Bass *at JAZZKELLER Frankfurt *Note: Special Thanks ... all » EUGEN HAHN-Jazzkeller *Camera by: JENNIFER "Tribute to 9/11" (Get Back in the Groove) composed by JON HAMMOND © ASCAP www.JonHammondBand.com 10 Years Later, Tribute To Victims of 9/11, Jon Hammond Band, Soul Music, Jazz, Blues, Organ, Musikmesse, Frankfurt, New York, Get Back In The Groove ASCAP Audio Portrait http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzRVyWFhkek Fleet Week Air Show Surprise Appearance UAL 747 Jumbo Fly-by and music by Jon Hammond Fleet Week Air Show Surprise Appearance UAL 747 Jumbo Fly-by and music by Jon Hammond *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Fleet Week Air Show Surprise Appearance UAL 747 Jumbo Fly-by and music by Jon Hammond http://ia700200.us.archive.org/18/items/JonHammondFleetWeek2010AirShowvideoandmusicbyJonHammond/FleetWeek2010AirShow.m4v Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/AwesomeFunkyJazzTributeToCannonballNDRHornsJonHammondBand Full High Definition Version: Awesome Funky Jazz Tribute to Cannonball NDR Horns feature on Jon Hammond Band Auster Bar Jazz Series concert Hamburg Eimsbüttel. Welcome Knut Benzner - NDR Redaktion! NDR Horns on Jon Hammond Band: L to R Michael Leuschner t., Lutz Büchner t.s., Fiete Felsch a.s. Funky Heinz Lichius drums, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor, Friedrich Fiete Felsch alto, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass - special thanks Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera, this concert was filmed in High Definition Nicolai in the middle - drums on Peter and Siggi's Haus Party previous day, nice job Nicolai! L to R Joe Berger, Jon Hammond, Nicolai Ditsch - Frank Blume, Torsten Wendt - Knut Benzner NDR Redaktion Jon Hammond with NDR Mobile Broadcast Unit - Musik Rotthoff support - Gideon Schier / Baltic Soul Weekender in the Haus! Youtube http://youtu.be/9P8yZiXgWfI CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1169090 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x25nqyv_awesome-funky-jazz-tribute-to-cannonball-ndr-horns-jon-hammond-band_music Jon Hammond Band Facebook Full High Definition https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=898080803554051 http://www.HammondCast.com/ - at Auster Bar Hamburg Eimsbüttel Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/LegendaryHamburgMusikRotthoff Jon Hammond and Joe Berger In-store performance in the legendary Hamburg music shop 'Musik Rotthoff' - world-renowned for having sold The Beatles their most famous guitars and musical equipment and also supplied the equipment for The Star Club, Top Ten Club and still going strong as a supplier of both new and rare vintage instruments, amplification, sound reinforcement, lighting and all accessories - located in St. Pauli Hamburg Germany http://www.musik-rotthoff.de/ - Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars - Jon Hammond is playing Hammond Sk1 organ made by Suzuki Musical Instruments - special thanks to Hr. Claus-Dieter Rotthoff and his son Maik Rotthoff - JH Claus-Dieter Rotthoff and his son Maik Rotthoff in shop - photo by Jon Hammond Youtube http://youtu.be/j_KO0d2VF54 CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1166733 Vimeo http://vimeo.com/104894115 Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=891294470899351&set=vb.133709526657853&type=3&theater Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/AusterBluesAndJazzJHBandWithNDRHorns Part 4, Conversations, Harold Hudson Channer, Jon Hammond, Cable Access TV, Jazz Organ, Funky Jazz, Musicians Union, Local 802, New York

Flashback Gig in NYC's Le Bar Bat over 20 years ago - September 27, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Flashback Gig in NYC's Le Bar Bat over 20 years ago Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondFlashbackLeBarBat Jon Hammond Flashback: Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men in Le Bar Bat Club more than 20 years ago with Alex Foster tenor saxophone from the NBC's Saturday Night Live Band, Leslie J. Carter percussion, Barry Finnerty guitar, James Preston drums deceased June 21, 1950 - July 26, 2014, Jon Hammond organ - camera by Joe Berger http://www.HammondCast.com/ CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1173968 Youtube http://youtu.be/QwB-mqYKDiE Vimeo http://vimeo.com/83193904 Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152314798547102 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammond-InWorkshopAtCarlingfordMusicCentre The staff of Carlingford Music Centre are very excited to be hosting Sydney’s first ever Hammond Organ Workshop featuring Jon Hammond (USA) with Andrew Dickeson drums - special thanks Rupert Hyde Carlingford Music Centre 320 Pennant Hills Road Carlingford NSW 2118 Who is Jon Hammond? Jon began his musical career at age 12 in the San Francisco Bay Area playing organ and accordion in bands and solo engagements, first recording studio dates 1968 when he met Robert Moog who personally delivered the Moog III to San Francisco Radical Laboratories where Jon was working at the time and jamming daily with members of Quicksilver Messenger Service, he next joined original rock band Hades with which he played until moving East to attend Berklee. Playing 7 nights a week in Boston’s notorious Combat Zone next lead to touring with successful show band Easy Living and then became house organist at the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club Cape Cod MA where he played private parties for Tip O’Neill Speaker of The House. Returning to SF for a reunion concert in 1980 with Eddie Money and members of Tower of Power, next Jon moved to Europe where he lived and played for a number of years, still playing annually where he has an enthusiastic following. Jon began hosting his own TV show “The Jon Hammond Show” in 1984 and is now in 30th year on cable TV in Manhattan and heard daily on KYOU Radio HammondCast Show with regular appearances at international trade shows. Check out his large collection of YouTube videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/JonHammondBand Hammond Organs at Carlingford Music Centre — with Andrew Dickeson Youtube http://youtu.be/0GEvXPEq-Is CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1159094 Vimeo http://vimeo.com/102753862 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x22xr26_jon-hammond-in-workshop-at-carlingford-music-centre_music Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/PocketFunkWithNDRHornsAusterJazz 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, 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 — at Auster Bar. Youtube http://youtu.be/MxpIJesOJXQ CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167713 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x259iax_pocket-funk-with-ndr-horns-auster-jazz-filmed-in-high-definition_music Jon Hammond Organ Group Faceboook https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=653311224764034 As Seen On The Jon Hammond Show MNN TV - 30th Year Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/AusterBluesAndJazzJHBandWithNDRHorns Eimsbüttel - Hamburg -- Auster Blues and Jazz in Auster Bar, special evening Jon Hammond Band with NDR Horns swinging the house with spirited solos all around: Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ and Heinz Lichius the drummer - special thanks to 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 http://www.HammondCast.com Youtube http://youtu.be/q4_lNnwzxrU Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105232953 CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167435 Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=893232684038863 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x258ktf_auster-blues-and-jazz-jh-band-with-ndr-horns_music Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/AusterJazzHeadPhoneNDRHornsFunkyHeinz Jon Hammond Band L to R: Joe Berger, Michael Leuschner, Heinz Lichius, Lutz Büchner, Jon Hammond, Fiete Felsch Youtube http://youtu.be/5pvfVZhXaoc Auster Jazz Head Phone NDR Horns Funky Heinz - 3 + 3 Jon Hammond Band Live in Auster Bar Hamburg with funky Heinz Lichius drums, NDR Horns: Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor sax, Fiete Felsch alto sax, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass - http://www.HammondCast.com/ Note: Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars - Jon Hammond - Hammond organ made by Suzuki Musical Instruments - special thanks to our friend and excellent drummer Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera! & Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105020455 CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167042 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x253oxm_auster-jazz-head-phone-ndr-horns-funky-heinz_music Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=892204304141701 Flashback, Deceased, James Preston, Funky Drummer, Jon Hammond Band, Pocket Funk, Le Bar Bat, Hammond Organ, Sk1, New York, Bay Area, Australia, Musicians Union, Local 802, ASCAP Composer

802 Early BIrds Jon And Richard Play Whoopie - September 27, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: 802 Early BIrds Jon And Richard Play Whoopie Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/802EarlyBIrdsJonAndRichardPlayWhoopie 802 Early BIrds Jon and Richard Play Whoopie HiDef version Jazz Organ and Piano in full high definition in duo: Jon Hammond at the organ joined by Richard Clements piano in an early bird session at Local 802 Musicians Union Club Room on a rainy late afternoon before the traditional Monday night Jazz Session - 322 W. 48th St. New York City http://www.HammondCast.com/ Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM - Jon Hammond Band — with Jon Hammond at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM Youtube http://youtu.be/KJiBl27cg9w Vimeo http://vimeo.com/107299685 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x26p40d_802-early-birds-jon-and-richard-play-whoopie_music 802 Early Birds Jon and Richard Play Whoopie HiDef version Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=906851609343637 CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1173941 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/NoXCessBaggageByJonHammondSpclThanksLufthansaNDR NDR SESSIONS Projekt - Control Room NDR Studio 1 Jon Hammond Band special dedication to Lufthansa and NDR "No X-Cess Baggage Blues" live performance of track from NDR SESSIONS Projekt album featuring the NDR Horns: Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Heinz Lichius drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass - concert in Auster Bar Auster Jazz Series - special thanks Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera - the incredible NDR Musicians and Knut Benzner & Jazz Redaktion Team, Lufthansa Technik Hamburg, Apple iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ndr-sessions-projekt/id154024761 Ham-Berger-Friz Records ©JH INTL ASCAP - Filmed in High Definition Live at Auster Bar Hamburg Eimsbüttel courtesy of Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt Auster Bar Team Additional Musical Category Notes: This new release from Jon Hammond marks his move into mainstream jazz. Utilizing the famous NDR Orchestra and Studios in Hamburg, Germany, Jon has crafted an excellent organ jazz record utilizing drums, sax and trombone. Outstanding support from saxophone soloist Lutz Buchner adds a lyrical modern jazz sound to the recordings. Excellent drumming by Heinz Lichius and the soulful sound of Joe Gallardo on trombone round out the disc. Great classic tunes are covered, along with some originals, including “My One and Only Love,” “Skylark,” “Besame Mucho,” “Blues In The Night” and “No X-Cess Baggage Blues.” https://hammondjazz.wordpress.com/tag/ndr-sessions-projekt/ THE NDR SESSIONS PROJEKT HAMMOND, JON HAM-BERGER-FRIZ RECORDS Youtube http://youtu.be/orpLWd66-Hw Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x25eq0i_no-x-cess-baggage-by-jon-hammond-spcl-thanks-lufthansa-ndr_music CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/people/hammondcast Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105478616 Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=896018310426967 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/LegendaryHamburgMusikRotthoff Jon Hammond and Joe Berger In-store performance in the legendary Hamburg music shop 'Musik Rotthoff' - world-renowned for having sold The Beatles their most famous guitars and musical equipment and also supplied the equipment for The Star Club, Top Ten Club and still going strong as a supplier of both new and rare vintage instruments, amplification, sound reinforcement, lighting and all accessories - located in St. Pauli Hamburg Germany http://www.musik-rotthoff.de/ - Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars - Jon Hammond is playing Hammond Sk1 organ made by Suzuki Musical Instruments - special thanks to Hr. Claus-Dieter Rotthoff and his son Maik Rotthoff - JH Claus-Dieter Rotthoff and his son Maik Rotthoff in shop - photo by Jon Hammond Youtube http://youtu.be/j_KO0d2VF54 CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1166733 Vimeo http://vimeo.com/104894115 Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=891294470899351&set=vb.133709526657853&type=3&theater Early Birds, Musicians Union, Local 802, Club Room, Jazz Piano, Jazz Organ, Richard Clements, Jon Hammond, Duo

Brassholes At AMAC Gold Coast Annual Soiree - September 24, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Brassholes At AMAC Gold Coast Annual Soiree Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/BrassholesAtAMACGoldCoastAnnualSoiree Filmed in Full High Definition by Jon Hammond: The BRASSHOLES Band from Sydney Australia in special performance at the AMAC The Australian Music Association Convention annual Soiree in Gold Coast, covered by Jon Hammond at Jupiters Casino AMAC Soiree & Smorgasbord - "The Brassholes, a bunch a good local kids! "Last year we saw a great funk band from Logan Secondary College, and this year we present some more local young talent in the Brassholes (ahem! You gotta love that). This band of talented youngsters is a product of a youth music program jointly funded by the Queensland Ministry for the Arts and the Gold Coast City Council, and mentored by our own Dom Disisto. Courtesy ‘A-Venue’ - a joint youth music initiative between Arts Queensland and the City of Gold Coast." - AMAC Convention Back In Gold Coast for 2014 - http://www.HammondCast.com CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1172390 Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152305797052102&set=vb.558692101 Onscreen Asia http://www.onscreenasia.com/article/jon-hammond-impromptu-jam-at-the-amac-2014-electro-voice-stand/15585 Jon Hammond Impromptu Jam at the AMAC 2014 Electro-Voice Stand The music veteran tried out the ETX loudspeaker in an improvised jazz performance. Posted on 01 September 2014 by Shaun Gah QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA - The music products industry gathered again on Queensland's Gold Coast for professional development sessions and a two-day trade show. Almost 500 professionals, covering a wide range of Australian music industry suppliers and retailers, took part at the Australian Music Association Convention which was held in the ever-popular Jupiters Casino. The convention featured a number of notable key speakers and accomplished musicians to keep attendees educated as well as entertained. Amongst the key figures were Larry Morton, current NAMM Chairman and President of Hal Leonard Corporation; Jon Hammond, renowned Hammond organ player and founder of the Jon Hammond Band; Ambre Hammond (no-relation to Jon) leading Australian piano musician and Guinness record holder for receiving Associate and Licentiate Diplomas of music at the age of 11; and Lloyd Spiegel, one of Australia's leading blues guitarists. Bosch Communications Systems, a regular at AMAC, exhibited the latest products from our Electro-Voice and Dynacord brands including EV's ZLX, ELX and ETX Powered Loudspeaker families, and Dynacord's TS Vertical Array Cabinets, the tiny but feature-packed PM 502 Powered Mixer, and the versatile AXM 12A Coaxial Powered Monitor with onboard DSP. For the first time in EV's history, the brand had three “best-in-class” loudspeaker families on display covering entry-level through to pro-audio markets. ZLX loudspeakers are the number one selling powered speakers in the American market and have won Best of Show at NAMM 2013. The 2000 W ETX powered loudspeakers have been labelled as the most advanced product in its price range and have won Best of Show at NAMM 2014. Sitting in between is the ever-popular ELX range which represents a high-quality sound system at a mid-range price. The ETX loudspeaker display drew a lot of attention during the show, including that of Jon Hammond, one of the finest B3 players in the world. Jon reminisced about his first experience with EV speakers back in 1964, when he installed EV SRO speakers in a Fender Band-Master, partially visible in the image below. “I have a particular fondness for EV speakers. My very first pro amplifier was a 1964 blonde Fender Band-Master in which I installed the white EV SRO Speakers. Yes, I lugged that 2 x 12 speaker box around everywhere and it was impossible to blow it up - my whole band would plug in to it, we thought in those days because the amp was called Band-Master that the whole band should plug in to it, bass and all - no problem and it was loud and clear!” From left to right: Simon Ert on Gretsch Drums, Chris Connolly on Grover Jackson Guitar and the legendary “Buchanan Hammer” EV 664 Dynamic Cardioid Microphone, and Jon Hammond on Hammond Sk1, mixed using Dynacord PowerMate 600 and played through ETX Powered Loudspeakers. After swapping a few stories Jon was curious to see how his Hammond Sk1 would sound with the ETX loudspeakers. Following a quick connection via a Dynacord PowerMate 600, Jon belted a few tunes just before the close of day one of the exhibition. He promised to come back the following day with a jazz guitarist who turned out to be Chris Connolly, a well known figure in the audio and music products industry. While setting up for the jam session Simon Ert, a jazz percussionist representing Gretsch drums on the neighbouring stand, volunteered to complete the trio. What followed was half an hour of cool jazz tunes and sweet sound. Check out an excerpt of the performance on YouTube: http://youtu.be/SPHi-VBY6zI “I love coming to the AMAC shows, in just a few years I have forged some lasting friendships and am fortunate enough to meet some really outstanding musicians” said Jon. “The timing was perfect to have a session like that what we did - thank you so much for accommodating us with the superb EV powered speakers. I heard from friends who were all the way across the hall that they could hear us clear as a bell. It was so much fun, that's the kind of thing I live for and only happens in a special place and people such as the EV stand at AMAC!” Jon's Archive https://archive.org/details/CountUsInChoirPerformingAtAustralianMusicAssnConvention The Combined Gold Coast Schools Music "Count Us In Choir" - special presentation at Australian Music Association Convention AMAC with opening remarks by Chris Bowen CEO Music Council of Australia and Steve Ciobo, MP Parliamentary Secretary to The Treasurer Federal Member for Moncrieff - with closing remarks from Tony Burn President AMA http://www.mca.org.au Camera: Jon Hammond HammondCast — Big Thanks to all the students who came to perform for AMAC 2014 from the Combined Gold Coast Schools "Count Us In Choir"! Big Hit at Australian Music Association Convention - Waltzing Matilda brought the house down! #AMAC14 - Jon Hammond — at Jupiters Gold Coast HammondCast Bernies Music Land Team - AMAC Australian Music Association Convention Tony Burn President AMA - Australian Music Association Youtube http://youtu.be/HQDKXs2fvzM CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1163456 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x243srs_combined-gold-coast-schools-music-count-us-in-choir_music White Onions performed by Jon Hammond, LINK: http://youtu.be/F9ETN5c6kgU AE Music Productions / Mike Wallis Producer - Director, at Bernies Music Land - Ringwood Australia Published on Aug 19, 2014 "White Onions" performed and written by Jon Hammond live at Bernies Music Land on the 14/8/14 Jon Hammond is one of the premier Hammond B3 players in the world. Jon has played professionally since the age of twelve. Beginning as a solo accordionist, he later played Hammond B3 organ in a number of important San Francisco bands. Today, Jon plays and tours extensively and has a large international following. Jon has also hosted a number of popular radio and TV shows. Jon Hammond https://www.youtube.com/user/JonHammondBand https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband Bernies Music Land http://www.musicland.com.au/ Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondTrioAMACPartyAustralia Opening Party for The Australian Music Association Convention - AMAC back in Gold Coast Australia, The Jon Hammond Trio with Kerry Jacobson drums, Neil Wickham tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond New B3 organ - opening introduction by Bernie Capicchiano with many special guest in the house, including Larry Morton Chairman of NAMM Show in the USA Delegation and member exhibitors of AMA in Jupiters Casino Hotel Broadbeach Gold Coast AU - www.HammondCast.com AMAC Convention Back In Gold Coast for 2014 - Jon Hammond Organ Group - special thanks Bernies Music Land Team / Musico, Rob Walker, Greg Phillips, Tony Burn - and all the great people of The AMAC! - #AMAC14 JH - Jon Hammond Band — with Jon Hammond at Jupiters Gold Coast. http://www.HammondCast.com Youtube http://youtu.be/7DoP-V8Ii1M CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1162705 Vimeo http://vimeo.com/103636346 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x23wtkp_jon-hammond-trio-amac-party-australia_music Jon Hammond Band Facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=883920328303432 http://kernelpanichammondcast.blogspot.com/2014/08/jon-hammond-trio-amac-party-australia.html AMAC Convention Back In Gold Coast for 2014 Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/AMAC-Convention-Back-In-Gold-Coast-for-2014/150270171678326 Larry Morton Chairman NAMM and Jon Hammond - USA Delegation Jon Hammond with Beth and Alan Friedman - USA Delegation From the bandstand L to R: Neil Wickham, Jon Hammond, Kerry Jacobson Setting up on the bandstand for cocktail reception - here with Shannon Sullivan & Kerry Jacobson drums - Rocking The Australian Music Association Convention / AMAC Convention Back In Gold Coast for 2014 - Jon Hammond — at Jupiters Gold Coast Jon Hammond at Electro-Voice Bosch Stand AMAC Gold Coast - Superlative Powered Speakers by EV! Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/HammondOrganTrioInElectroVoiceStandAMAC End of AMAC Show Jazz Session with Hammond Organ Trio in Electro-Voice Stand with Simon Ert - Gretsch Drums, Chris Connolly - Grover Jackson Guitar, Jon Hammond - Hammond Sk1 organ Brassholes, Saxophones, Trumpet, Trombone, Australian Music Association, Hammond Organ, AMAC, Jon Hammond, Gold Coast, Australia

Melody Without Name In Musik Rotthoff - September 22, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Melody Without Name In Musik Rotthoff Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/MelodyWithoutNameInMusikRotthoff Jon Hammond and Joe Berger in store at legendary Musik Rotthoff shop in Hamburg playing tunes and hanging out with long-time friends Claus-Dieter Rotthoff and Maik Rotthoff - "Melody Without Name" by Jon Hammond with Joe Berger playing his new Futhark Guitar and Jon at the Sk1 Hammond organ http://www.musik-rotthoff.de - Performance by Jon Hammond and Joe Berger aka Ham-Berger - Jon Hammond Band ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP - www.HammondCast.com CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1172664 Vimeo http://vimeo.com/106850772 Youtube http://youtu.be/h_abYgcqaas Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x26fp0m_melody-without-name-in-musik-rotthoff-full-high-def-version_music Jon Hammond Band Facebook High Def Version https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=904654852896646 Melody, ASCAP Composer, Musik Rotthoff, Organ, Guitar, Sk1 Hammond, Jon Hammond, Hamburg Germany, Legendary Music Shop, Without Name

I just came from 1st Line & 2nd Line parade right down San Pablo Avenue in El Cerrito CA - September 19, 2014

I just came from 1st Line & 2nd Line parade right down San Pablo Avenue in El Cerrito CA - honoring Chris Strachwitz of Arhoolie Records for his documentary film released this evening indi production called "This Ain't No Mouse Music" - tonight's the night! Jon Hammond By Jim Harrington Twitter.com/jimthecritic and Facebook.com/jim.bayareanews. 'This Ain't No Mouse Music!' Documentary about music historian Chris Strachwitz, founder of Arhoolie Records in El Cerrito * * * Rating: not ratedDirectors: Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling Running Time: 1 hour, 32 minutes Also: Elmwood Theatre in Berkeley will host a Q&A with Chris Strachwitz and musical performance following the 7 p.m. screening on Friday (www.rialtocinemas.com); the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco will host a Q&A with filmmakers Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling and live music after 7 p.m. screenings Friday and Saturday.">http://www.mercurynews.com/entertainment/ci_26552568/review-this-aint-no-mouse-music-fascinating-story Chris Strachwitz has spent the past 54 years unearthing musical treasures, journeying into the shadows of America to record all sorts of artists who might otherwise never be documented. His travels have fueled Arhoolie Records, the El Cerrito-based roots-music label that has issued 400-plus albums and more than 6,500 songs since its founding in 1960. Now, Strachwitz's long, strange trip is nicely chronicled in "This Ain't No Mouse Music!" The documentary illustrates the dramatic impact Strachwitz's efforts have had on the music world -- and on "world music." Notably, it shows how the Arhoolie recordings greatly helped popularize Cajun, Tex-Mex, bluegrass and other regional music styles while bringing some much-needed attention to such significant musicians as Tejano accordionist Flaco Jimenez, zydeco titan Clifton Chenier, bluegrass great Del McCoury and Texas bluesman Mance Lipscomb. Given that impressive list, it shouldn't be a surprise that the soundtrack is one of the best things about "This Ain't No Mouse Music!" It's a remarkably diverse collection of styles and artists that -- like the Arhoolie catalog itself -- is simply sewn together with the common thread of Strachwitz's personal taste in music. "I didn't want to record stuff that I didn't like," he explains in the movie, providing a de facto mission statement for his label. Yet, Strachwitz seems at a loss when he tries to describe exactly what it is that attracts him to a song or artist. "I don't know why I like it so much," he says about some unnamed piece of music in the film. "It's just got some guts to it. It ain't wimpy, that's for sure. It ain't no mouse music." The film never really defines "mouse music," but we're given the impression that it's music of the overly produced, highly commercial variety. And, yes, it's a safe bet that you won't hear "mouse music" on an Arhoolie record. The film begins -- much like Strachwitz's career in music -- with the blues. Strachwitz is shown walking through the Arhoolie offices, housed in the back of his low-key record shop Down Home Music on San Pablo Avenue in El Cerrito, with an album in hand. He takes it over to the turntable and drops the needle -- unleashing Lightnin' Hopkins' "Big Mama Jump" -- and then smiles like a kid in a candy store. He's not just mugging for the camera. That's Strachwitz in a nutshell -- a man who still dearly loves listening to music after more than a half-century in the business. And that's a mighty rare situation in the music industry. "This Ain't No Mouse Music" works, in large part, because of Strachwitz's unbridled -- and some would say unrivaled -- enthusiasm for Americana music. He comes across on film exactly like he does in person: passionate, opinionated, motivated and incredibly down to earth. I interviewed Strachwitz in 2011, on the occasion of Arhoolie's 50th anniversary celebration, and the quotes from that chat read like slices of dialogue from this documentary. He's a natural storyteller, blessed with many great yarns as well as a magnetic presence in front of the camera. Directors-producers Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling wisely keep the focus on him, fleshing out the briskly paced film with short interviews from other members of Arhoolie's extended family and representative music clips. The film devotes the bare minimum to Strachwitz' boyhood in Germany and the family's flight in the 1940s to America, where he fell in love with the cornucopia of sounds coming out of his radio -- hillbilly country, Mexican music, gospel, blues, etc. The film really takes flight after he moves to the Bay Area to attend UC Berkeley and embarks on series of musical treasure hunts to record artists deserving of wider exposure. The first Arhoolie release was the blues record "Mance Lipscomb: Texas Sharecropper and Songster" in 1960. Watching people work in a recording studio can be as interesting as watching paint dry. Fortunately, Strachwitz favors "field recordings" -- where an artist is taped in his or her local environs, no matter how rustic -- which makes for some fascinating footage. "My stuff isn't produced. I just catch it as it is," he says in the film. "I never had a studio -- I never wanted a studio. Because I knew that the music I liked was all over the place." Follow Jim Harrington at Twitter.com/jimthecritic and Facebook.com/jim.bayareanews. 'This Ain't No Mouse Music!' Documentary about music historian Chris Strachwitz, founder of Arhoolie Records in El Cerrito * * * Rating: not ratedDirectors: Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling Running Time: 1 hour, 32 minutes Also: Elmwood Theatre in Berkeley will host a Q&A with Chris Strachwitz and musical performance following the 7 p.m. screening on Friday (www.rialtocinemas.com); the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco will host a Q&A with filmmakers Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling and live music after 7 p.m. screenings Friday and Saturday. *LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: HammondCast 15 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/HammondCast_15 HammondCast 15 for KYOU Radio, this show just before Jon blasts over to Hamburg Germany to record a new album at NDR Radio. Special guest recordings of Jon with radio legend Al Jazzbeaux Collins telling the story of Jon's composition "Train Song" and with Chuy Varela talking about the meaning of Jon's song "Get Back In The Groove" played 2 different ways: from "Hammond's Bolero" CD 2003 release (instrumental) and a 1981 version from DTI Records label with Frank Biner on vocals and Jon covering all the instruments + Dave Danza on the drums. Last song: "Czechoslovakian Salsa Song"-JON HAMMOND Trio. HammondCast is the music of Organist/Accordionist Jon Hammond *Member American Federation of Musicians Union Local 802/Local 6/ASCAP Publishing-JON HAMMOND International, Inc. "The FINGERS...are the SINGERS!" http://www.HammondCast.com Music, Travel & "Soft-News" Reviewer: Bobby Kimball - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - August 29, 2012 Subject: Jon Hammond is pure genius.... I love Jon's music, and he's also one of the nicest, most talented guys I've ever met. God Bless you Jon. Keep that "Best Music" coming....Bobby Youtubes of every song we played in Auster Bar Hamburg going backwards Jon Hammond Band http://youtu.be/BqtFWKBeC0c “Cooking at The Auster Bar” http://youtu.be/9P8yZiXgWfI “Tribute to Cannonball - Mercy Mercy Mercy” http://youtu.be/MdQi8mAslzE “Tribute to Bobby Timmons - Moanin’ / Blues” http://youtu.be/jtAaQLH_BYk “Late Rent - Them Song” http://youtu.be/orpLWd66-Hw “No X-Cess Baggage Blues” http://youtu.be/LFhxrDs6PbQ “Lydia’s Tune - Bossa Nova” http://youtu.be/MxpIJesOJXQ “Pocket Funk” http://youtu.be/q4_lNnwzxrU “Auster Blues and Jazz Jon's archive http://ia802300.us.archive.org/27/items/CookingAtTheAusterBarJonHammondBandWithNDRHorns/Cooking%20at%20The%20Auster%20Bar%20Jon%20Hammond%20Band%20With%20NDR%20Horns.mp4 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/AwesomeFunkyJazzTributeToCannonballNDRHornsJonHammondBand Full High Definition Version: Awesome Funky Jazz Tribute to Cannonball NDR Horns feature on Jon Hammond Band Auster Bar Jazz Series concert Hamburg Eimsbüttel. Welcome Knut Benzner - NDR Redaktion! NDR Horns on Jon Hammond Band: L to R Michael Leuschner t., Lutz Büchner t.s., Fiete Felsch a.s. Funky Heinz Lichius drums, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor, Friedrich Fiete Felsch alto, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass Chris Strachwitz, Arhoolie Records, Down Home Music Store, El Cerrito CA, San Pablo Ave., Jon Hammond, Blues, Jazz, Cajun, Zydeco, Clifton Chenier, Organ, Accordion

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