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BLUES IN THE MOSCOW WHITE NIGHTS by organist Jon Hammond (USA)
Tenor saxophonist IGOR BUTMAN & organist JON HAMMOND




Backstage at Le Club jazz club in Moscow with Igor and Jon beaming after first successful concerts in Russia together!

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Jazz Quad article: "Blues In The Moscow White Nights":

The story of my first concerts in Russia with Igor Butman (sax), Eduard Zizak (drums) by organist Jon Hammond (USA) for Jazz Quad

Coming to Russia to play in concert together with Igor Butman and Eduard Zizak recently, was one of the greatest experiences in my life/career! I was highly anticipating this journey for many reasons. First of all since my family originally came from Russia and Latvia many years ago, I had heard so many stories as a young child about the land and people I was about to visit. My grandparents were never able to return to Russia but when I arrived it felt like I was coming home.

From the beginning of my preparations I could see that this was not going to be any ordinary music tour! From obtaining visas it was apparent that the procedure was slightly different. I traveled with my girlfriend Jennifer on British Airways departing JFK to London and then from there we changed planes to Moscow. Upon arriving at Moscow SVO airport we quickly found ourselves among 20 persons who arrived with no baggage. There was nobody there to speak in English with from BA, so we had an interesting conversation and procedure with the official Lost and Found desk there and filled out the Baggage Irregularity Report papers. Leaving the customs area without our baggage we were very happy when we stepped out and saw a nice man holding a big Jon Hammond poster. We knew this was our man!
Luckily we came 2 days before the concerts and our bags were finally found and delivered to our hotel the next day.
Marat Garipov, the gentleman who came to pick us up, is one of Igor Butman's managers. Very nice guy and we had a great time speaking with him on the drive in to Moscow about his daughters and many shared interests. The traffic was very heavy coming in and it took about 1 1/2 hours to come in to Moscow, but we got a great first look at beautiful Moscow! What an incredible city...to me it looks like the Magic Kingdom that Walt Disney tried to recreate, only many of the buildings were built hundreds of years ago! Fantastic architecture.
When we checked in to the hotel, first we had to surrender our passports for some sort of official process. When we came up to our room on the 10th floor we found that we had a spectacular view of Red Square right outside our windows! The view was absolutely magnificent. Because it was the 3rd week of June, the days are the longest of the year and known as the White Nights. 10 at night looked like bright daylight! My first night I spent making many calls to trace our baggage and see about getting our passports back while my girlfriend slept. Finally back in posesssion of my instruments and our passports I was then very relieved and could really start enjoying the fact that I was really in Moscow!

The night before my first concert at Le Club, we were guests to attend the concert of bassist Alex Rostotsky and his fine group. We had a very enjoyable time dining and listening to Alex's music and got to meet him and his musicians later in the evening. We also had the pleasure of meeting Faina Cobham who is Igor's manager and also managing Le Club. She is very nice and took great care in arranging every detail of our stay in Moscow. I knew right away that we were in care of special angels. After a wonderful dinner/show and cappucinos at Le Club, Faina personally drove us back to our hotel, the famous Rossiya by Red Square. I was very tired by this point so I slept like a rock.

The next day was the big Friday of our first show. Most of the day I stayed in the room practicing my instrument and looking out at Red Square. Jennifer and I wanted to get to the club early so that we could get a sound check and settle in. Faina picked us up and we stuffed my organ and all our equipment in her compact car and off we went to Le Club in the Taganka Theatre Building.
When we arrived the big friendly doormen picked up my heavy cases like they were toothpicks and brought them up the stairs for me! Vladimir the sound engineer for the club was very smooth and professional, and a very nice guy. We got a good sound on the organ and then came Eduard Zizak the great drummer! I had already met Eduard in New York the week before when he was there performing with Igor's quartet at Birdland. Eduard is an incredible drummer and also a very nice guy. We made a little soundcheck and right away I could tell that he had listened to my music and we would lock up with some very tight grooves...no problem!
But where was Igor? I was hoping for a little mini-rehearsel with Igor but when I saw the public coming in to have dinner I knew it was too late for that! Igor arrived with his entourage and it was great to see him...he told me not to worry and apologised for not coming earlier. Igor is in big demand with a very busy schedule, so I am very lucky and honored that he could take the time to perform with me together even as his new cd album "Prophecy" was just released on the Universal Label.
We had time only for a 5 minute soundcheck and I showed Igor my book. This was going to be a very spontaneous performance, no doubt about it!
We decided to record it, and Vladimir did a fantastic job on the recording on their new digital recording console that they had just brought back from New York.
From the first notes I knew that this would be one of those magic nights I would never forget. The response from the audience was wonderful. I could only say in Russsian, "Ya LuBlu Vas"...which means, I love you all. And when I said the words to the people I got a great feeling back from them. First set was just fine and then on the break I was introduced to many press people and some fantastic local musicians. I was very honored that they all came to greet me. And then Igor proudly introduced me to 2 of the legendary jazz musicians of Moscow-accordionist Vladimir Danilin and guitarist Alexei Kuznezov. They said they had their instruments in the car and so yes we decided right away to make a live session together.
It was incredible from the first song on the 2nd set, playing together with these fantastic Moscow musicians! It felt like we had been playing together for 20 years. These musicians are some of the greatest I have ever heard and played together with. The audience was loving every bit of it, just as much as I! I was so happy that Vladimir was getting it all on tape and Jennifer was also running the video machine and taking pictures also. By the end of the night I was very satisfied with how everything went. Igor personally drove Jennifer and I back to the hotel in his nice car with fantastic sound system.
Great night!

The next day we got a nice tour from our friends Eva Steiner and her nice husband Leo from the Austrian Embassy. We ended the afternoon by having lunch in the Rossiya and I got to have my first excellent bowl of Borscht!
I excused myself afterwards to take a nap as I was quite tired and knew it would be another big night at Le Club. I had a refreshing sleep and then I must say that the shower at the Rossiya is the best shower I have ever had in my life! The shower head resembles a little Sputnick! The water comes out full force...no water saving there at the Rossiya. Wonderful.
This time when Faina picked us up we didn't have the organ with us. For the first time I left my instrument in the club because I could see the security there is excellent, 24 hours.
Already there were journalists at the club to meet. I was very happy to meet Cyril Moshkow. We had many e mails before coming and he is a very nice guy also and very serious jazz journalist. He is the president of the Russian Jazz Journalist organization. We had a nice conversation and Cyril took some pictures of the concert for his website. Also we met Igor Moskvichev from Russian "Hit Parade" magazine and Mr. Kumalo from the South African Embassy.

Jon Hammond with South African Minister-Counsellor Mpendulo Kumalo




Igor Butman, Eduard Zizak, Jon Hammond


foto courtesy of Igor Moskvichev




The Journey Home to USA from Moscow

After the 2nd successful night playing in trio with Igor and Eduard, we sadly said our goodbyes. But we are very excited about Igor coming to New York with his entire 18 piece bigband to perform in concert with Wynton Marsalis and Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra in September!
Igor sent us back to the hotel in care of one of his professional security men. We were very happy and relaxed with no fears in the Moscow night as we sped through the streets in a taxicab back to the Rossiya.
The following day we had a chance to do a little more shopping for souveniers and pack all the bags for our trip back to New York JFK.
Checking out from the hotel the reception people were very friendly and asked me to autograph my new cd "Hammond's Bolero" for them *link: http://www.amazon.com/Hammonds-Bolero-Jon-Hammond/dp/B000BX372E

hey called me Jazz Man. We enjoyed our stay there very much!

It was a wonderful experience from beginning to end. I am happy that we have professional recordings of the concerts with Igor, Eduard and our special guest musicians Vladimir Danilin and Alexei Kuznezov. We are talking about creating a live cd release from the concerts at Le Club.
As they say, we came to "Celebrate the diplomatic power of jazz" with ™ "Blues In The Moscow White Nights"!

by
Jon Hammond

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Jon Hammond standing at the Le Club marquis




Jon Hammond & Ed Zizak




Jon Hammond at Le Club



Jon Hammond hits the bar at Moscow's best jazz club-Le Club in Theatre Taganka


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after Sept. 30, 2013 - here is the URL of my very first WebTV Pagebuilder website, it is online for only a short time more and I
will put some of the content on this blog posting - this is the actual URL:

http://community-4.webtv.net/laterent/JONHAMMOND/

Wikipedia for "MSN TV" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MSN_TV

"MSN TV (formerly WebTV) is the name of both a thin client which uses a television for display (rather than a computer monitor), and the online service that supports it.
The product and service was developed by WebTV Networks, Inc., a company purchased by Microsoft Corporation and absorbed into MSN (the Microsoft Network). While most thin clients developed in the mid-1990s were positioned as diskless workstations for corporate intranets, WebTV was positioned as a consumer device for web access.
The WebTV product is an adapter that allows a television set to be connected to the Internet, primarily for web browsing and e-mail. The setup includes a web browser, a corded or wireless (e.g., bluetooth or IRDA) keyboard and a connection, using a modem, ADSL, cable Internet access, or power line communication.
While WebTV does not allow as much functionality as a computer-based web browser, it is a low-cost alternative to a traditional computer connection to the Internet.
On July 1, 2013, an email was sent out to customers that the service will be shutting down on September 30, 2013, and customer service will be available until January 15, 2014."

Old article: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/press/2001/jul01/07-18renamepr.aspx


WebTV Internet Service Renamed "MSN TV Service"
July 18, 2001
Rebranded Service to Provide Consumers With a Greater Breadth of Services And Content From MSN

*Note: now unfortunately Microsoft will kill it off folks, Jon Hammond

"REDMOND, Wash., July 18, 2001 — The MSN® network of Internet services, the worlds leading consumer network with over 230 million unique users, today announced the renaming of WebTV® Internet Service to MSN TV service. This move furthers the MSN commitment to delivering premium online content and services any time, anywhere and on any device. This transition will accelerate the integration of outstanding MSN content and services such as the MSN Hotmail® service, the worlds largest Web-based e-mail service to users of the WebTV Classic, WebTV Plus, UltimateTV® service and Dishplayer devices, offering consumers more ways to access the Internet and make MSN their home on the Web."

"WebTV briefly classified as a weapon[edit source]
Because WebTV utilized strong encryption, upon launch in 1996, WebTV was classified as munitions (a military weapon) by the United States government and was therefore barred from export under United States security laws at the time. Because WebTV was widely distributed in consumer electronic stores under the Sony and Philips brands for only US$325, its munitions classification was used to argue that the US should no longer consider devices incorporating strong encryption to be munitions, and should permit their export. WebTV obtained a special exemption permitting its export, despite the strong encryption, and shortly thereafter, laws concerning export of cryptography in the United States were changed to generally permit the export of strong encryption.[14]
Microsoft takes notice[edit source]
In February 1997, in an investor meeting with Microsoft, Steve Perlman was approached by Microsoft's Senior Vice President for Consumer Platforms Division, Craig Mundie. Despite the fact that the initial WebTV sales had been modest, Mundie expressed that Microsoft was impressed with WebTV and saw significant potential both in WebTV's product offering and in applying the technology to other Microsoft consumer and video product offerings. Microsoft offered to acquire WebTV, build a Microsoft campus in Silicon Valley around WebTV, and establish WebTV as a Microsoft division to develop television-based products and services, with Perlman as the division's president.[3][8]
Discussions proceeded rapidly, involving Bill Gates, then CEO of Microsoft, personally. Gates called Perlman at his home on Easter Sunday in March 1997, and Perlman described to Gates WebTV's next generation products in development, which would be the first consumer devices to incorporate hard disks, including the WebTV Plus, and the WebTV Digital Video Recorders. Gates' interest was piqued, and negotiations between Microsoft and WebTV rapidly proceeded to closure, with both sides working around the clock to get the deal done.[3][8] Indeed, the parties were unaware that they were losing an hour of negotiation the night before the planned announcement due to the change to Daylight Saving Time, and they almost did not have enough time to close the deal.[3]
On Sunday, April 6, 1997, 20 months after WebTV's founding, and only six weeks after negotiations with Microsoft began, during a scheduled speech at the National Association of Broadcasters conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, Craig Mundie announced that Microsoft had acquired WebTV. The acquisition price was US$503 million, but WebTV was so young a company that most of the employees' stock options had yet to be vested. As such, the vested shares at the time of the announcement amounted to US$425 million, and that was the acquisition price announced.[3][9]
Subsequent to the acquisition, WebTV became a Silicon Valley-based division of Microsoft, with Steve Perlman as its president. The WebTV division began developing most of Microsoft's television-based products, including the first satellite Digital Video Recorders (the DishPlayer for EchoStar's Dish Network and UltimateTV for DirecTV), Microsoft's cable TV products, the Xbox 360 hardware, and Microsoft's Mediaroom IPTV platform.[8][15][16]
In May 1999, America Online announced that it was going to compete directly with Microsoft in delivering Internet over television sets by introducing AOL TV.[13]
In June 1999, Steve Perlman left Microsoft and started Rearden, a business incubator for new companies in media and entertainment technology.[15]
Microsoft worked with Sega in that same year and developed Microsoft WebTV for the Dreamcast game console. This was the first TV set-top box from a major vendor that offered high-end online gaming, internet access, and interactive television, as well as the first glimpse at WebTV running on Microsoft's Windows CE operating system. This would later lead Microsoft to create their own game consoles (Xbox & Xbox 360) and use this same technology within it."


MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Special Announcement! JUNE 22 & 23, at Shoreline Ampitheatre!! **Updated JON HAMMOND Itinerary International:

Where's Jon?!
Current itinerary dates at bottom, scroll down.





Announcing to the people at Shoreline Ampitheatre that we have been invited back to be on the program of NEW ORLEANS BY THE BAY FOOD AND MUSIC FESTIVAL again next year by the Bill
Graham Presents people in San Francisco, Cal.
JUNE 22 & 23 at Shoreline Ampitheatre-NEW ORLEANS BY THE BAY FOOD AND MUSIC FESTIVAL!!
Be sure and catch Jon Hammond & Band at John Lee Hooker's BOOM BOOM ROOM Aug. 14
Outside concerts:
Sept. 29-Boedeckker Park, Tenderloin SF
Oct. 5-Yerba Buena Garden-SF
Sept. 13- in San Jose Airport Southwest Airlines Boarding Area
Oct. 10-Manhattan Plaza, New York City
Oct. 31-Halloween Party, Laguna Honda Hospital
Nov. 30-Boom Boom Room w/ James Brown's drummer Erik Hargrove
Dec. 5- Opera Plaza, S.F.
Dec. 8- Laguna Honda Hospital
Dec. 9-11 OLYMPIC VOYAGER
Dec. 25- HHRC Club
Jan. 8-11- Westin Rio Resort Puerto Rico
March 7-11- Frankfurt Musikmesse 2001
March 9 & 10th- Jazzkeller Hofheim 15 jahr Jubilee Party!
*Note: Special Thanks to the musicians...Erik Hargrove of James Brown Soul Generals, Kevin Mauder, Tyrone Starks, Christian Munchinger, Steven King, Tony Horowitz, Lee Oskar (WAR), and especially main man Robert Hutya of Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg and brother Otmar Hutya for helping to make the shows at Musikmesse 2001 a big success!! **And Marco Galeazzi, Donatella and the Excelsior CEMEX team...Special Grazzia!! FRITZ Magazine-Manuel Schreiner, Joachim "Jo-Jo" Tucksen and Jazzkeller Hofheim team, Yucel "ALI" Atiker
Universal Video Studios, Joe Berger-B.E.A.M. Audio.
March 19th, 2001 Manhattan Plaza (my own birthday party with special friends!)
June 23 & 24th, Shoreline Ampitheatre-New Orleans by the Bay Food and Music Festival
March 2002- Musikmesse 2002 (16 year JUBILEE!)
*March 2002...Return to the Jazzkeller Hofheim! BIG PARTY!!
April 28th, 2001-Laguna Honda Hospital, 2 hour walkaround the wards with accordion
April 30th, John Lee Hooker's BOOM BOOM ROOM in San Francisco
June 2-Laguna Honda Hospital, Clarendon Building
June 9th 2001, Opening ceremonies for Emeryville California CITY HALL!
June 9th pm-Fairmont Hotel, grand piano
June 10th-Hotel Pierre, San Francisco
June 15th-Laguna Honda Hospital, Clarendon Building
*note! June 23 and 24th Shoreline Show with Bonnie Raitt and The Funky Meters!
July 1-Boom Boom Room, S.F.
July 10-Manhattan Plaza
July 13-NDR Radio Broadcast Hamburg Germany
July 17th-NOON TIME SHOW outside at 1275 Market St. San Francisco!
August 25th-solo accordion at Laguna Honda Hospital, Clarendon Building
August 29th-*NOTE! This show canceled NOON TIME SHOW outside at 525 Market St. San Francisco...don't go.
Sept. 20th: Taping: The Jon Hammond Show-big band arrangements of music of Led Zeppelin conducted by trumpeter Bill Warfield at Local 802 hall on W. 48th St. Manhattan
**tune in on Time/Warner MNN TV!
Sept. 30-Oct. 8th Hamburg Germany
Oct. 27th-Laguna Honda Hospital Psych Ward, solo accordion in wards
Oct. 27th-clubdate SF
Nov. 3rd-Laguna Honda Hospitals, "doubles" 4 hours of continuous accordion music in the wards
Nov. 5th-12th, recording sessions New York City
Nov. 18th-Boom Boom Room, S.F.
Dec. 12-Opera Plaza private holiday party
Dec. 14-private christmas party Alfred Hitchcock bldg.
Dec. 15-doubles in Laguna Honda Hospital
Dec. 19-SF County Women's Jail "Pod E" Women's Jail Facility
Dec. 21-Laguna Honda Hospital
Dec. 27-Kwaanza Celebration with Ronnie Smith-drums at Laguna Honda Hospital
Dec. 31-New Years party with Larry Schneider San Francisco
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2002!
Jan. 17 and 18 Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim!
Jan. 19-solo accordion Laguna Honda Hospital
Jan. 26-solo accordion in locked wards Laguna Honda Hospital
Jan. 27-doubles in Laguna Honda Hospital
Feb. 4th-Jury Duty New York City!
March 1st-Smiley's Schooner Saloon and Hotel, Bolinas CA with Barry Finnerty guitar
March 4th-Jon Hammond Funk Explosion at Boom Boom Room SF
March 14-Cafe KLEMM-Frankfurt
March 15 + 16th-Jazzkeller Hofheim (Germany)
March 30-solo show in Psychiatric Ward of Laguna Honda Hospital SF
April 8-American Legion Post Building, 248 132nd St. Harlem NYC
April 11-Cobb's Corner-S.F.
April 13-doubles at Lagua Honda Hospital
April 25-Laguna Honda Hospital
May 4-Laguna Honda Hospital
May 10-Chicago-Green Mill + Chicago Brauhaus
May 12-New York-American Legion Post 132nd St. Harlem
May 18-Solo Piano FOUR SEASONS HOTEL S.F.
May 19-Doubles: Laguna Honda Hospital S.F.
June 1 - Doubles: Laguna Honda Hospital, solo on Casio MZ2000
June 6 - Bruno's Nightclub and Restaurant S.F.,, trio on Hammond B3 organ
June 7 - Bruno's - trio gig and Police Sound Check pursuant to S.F. Police Commision Hearing
June 12- solo piano at Bruno's Nightclub
June 14- organ trio at Bruno's Nightclub SF.
June 22 and 23-SHORELINE AMPITHEATRE-the 14th annual NEW ORLEANS BY THE BAY FOOD AND MUSIC FESTIVAL..opening show for Taj Mahal and Delbert McClinton!
July 6- American Legion Post, Harlem NYC 132nd St.
July 9- Recording session with Joe Berger NYC
July 13- wedding in Nevada City CA
July 19- Laguna Honda Hospital SF
July 25- East Park Apartments' "Tony" the maintenance man's retirement luncheon S.F.
July 25- Bruno's Nightclub S.F. - organ trio
Aug. 17- Wedding gig Central Park NYC
Aug. 24- doubles accordion gig at Laguna Honda Hospital
Aug. 25- Cotati Accordion Festival
Aug. 27- Jon Hammond Trio at Bruno's SF
Sept. 6- session with guitarist Bill Wurtzel NYC
Sept. 9- production meeting with Bernard Purdie
Sept. 11- 9/11 United Airlines / Amercian Airlines Memorial Tribute to the Heroes in Washington Square Park NYC
Sept. 19- 2 hour accordion concert Times Square Subway sation
Sept. 22- recording session with Ronnie Smith and Alex Budman in Local 6 hall San Frandcisco
Sept. 28th- Doubles accordion gig in Clarnedon Hall, Laguna Honda Hospital S.F.
October 16-19 MUSIC CHINA Shanghai China!
Oct. 16th evening, Jon will perform at the Shanghai Grand Theatre- Opening Night Reception of Music China with FangLin the phenomenal 14 year old accordion champion of China!
While in Shanghai Mr. Hammond is a guest of the Renaissance Yangtze Shanghai Hotel: (0086).21-627.50000
Oct. 28- Laguna Honda Hospital, "doubles" solo
Oct. 29- Recording at Local 6 hall SF
Oct. 29- Bruno's SF with Ronnie Smith/Alex Budman *spcl. guests: Michael Rinta & Joe Rodriguez
Nov. 5/6- recording new record- Unique Studios Times Square NYC w/Alex Budman, Ronnie Smith and Joe Berger at the controls.
Nov. 16- taping for TV: "Alice in Wonderland" show with Igor & Ilona Kisil and Company at the world-famous Odessa Nightclub in Brighton Beach Brooklyn
Nov. 23- Osaka Japan-Rug Time w/ Midori Ono
Nov. 27- Photo Shoot for cover: "Hammond's Bolero" Brennan's and train track Berkeley CA
Nov. 30- Doubles Laguna Honda Hospital- SF
Dec. 3, 4, 5- Studio sessions w/Joe Berger- NYC
Dec. 10- Opera Plaza Christmas event- S.F.
Dec. 16- SF County Jail #8, "Pod E"
Dec. 21- Doubles Laguna Honda Hospital- S.F.
Dec. 25th - Christmas show Laguna Honda Hospital
Dec. 30 - Session with saxophonist Don Pender and drummer Bob Ramirez at Local 6 Union Hall
Dec. 31 - New Years date CANCELED Horizons Sausalito
HAPPY NEW YEARS 2003!


Born: Chicago 1953
Instruments: Organ, Accordion, Piano
Attended: Berklee College of Music, Boston 1974. Currently studying International Business on Internet at City College of San Francisco under Professor Bruce Lilienthal
Languages: English, German

Musician: Jon has played professionally since age 12. Beginning as a solo accordionist, he later played Hammond B3 organ with a number of important San Francisco bands. His all-original rock 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 and played venues as diverse as Boston's "Combat Zone" and the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod, where he was house organist and developed a lasting friendship with House Speaker Tip O'Niel. 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 entusiastic following.

TV/Video Producer: In 1981 Jon formed BackBeat Productions. Assisted by Lori Friedman (Video by LORI), the innovative TV 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 Pastorious, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr. and Percy Sledge. The weekly show ran uninterupted for 21 years and influenced the broadcasts of David Letterman and others. Billboard Magazine hailed Jon's show as "The Alternative to MTV". The Jon Hammond Show can be seen worldwide at various times from www.MNN.org on Channels 56 and 108 in Manhattan.

Media Personality: Host and narrator of his TV show, as well as co-host of numerous radio braodcasts, Jon has defined a musical and personal style that is unmistakable. As Musical Director, Producer and Host of The Jon Hammond Show, Mr. Hammond formed a unique multi-media music group. This spring they will return to Europe to perform at the Frankfurt Musikmesse for 22nd year Jubilee! Hammond has produced a live Sennheiser Microphone CD release, and played throughout Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland and Czech Republic.
October 16th 2002 Mr. Hammond performed in duo together with FangLin, the Chinese accordion champion sensation to inaugurate the new international trade show-MUSIC CHINA at the official opening reception in Shanghai China!

Description: "The Jon Hammond Show" is a funky, swinging Jazz instrumental revue, featuring notable international soloists and reflecting the influences of The Crusaders, Miles Davis, and Jimmy Smith. The show has universal appeal.

Members of the "Jon Hammond Show" house band have included David "Fathead" Newman, Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Alex Foster and Cornell Dupree.

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Hello New York! Jon Hammond Show 28 Minutes Preview 06/04 MNN TV - First segment: Jon Hammond's annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt - LATE RENT Jon Hammond Theme Song - Jon Hammond Band: Peter Klohmann tenor, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ - Video: Tino Pavlis - Second segment: First playing of the Todd Anderson arrangement of "Lydia's Tune" by Jon Hammond - Organist Jon Hammond composed this song in Paris France after flying there aboard Air France Concorde in year 1981, played here now with Meeting House Jazz Orchestra - #hammondcast Arranged and Conducted by tenor saxophonist Todd Anderson. Bob Rosen (tenor) presiding over the Music Program at Friends Seminary​ 230 year old school established on Manhattan's East Side - David Zalud trumpet, Greg Ruvolo trumpet, Jim Piela saxophone, Pat Hall, Art Baron​, Alfredo Marques trombones, (guitar solo): David Acker guitar, Mike Campenni drums, Charles Lee alto, more names coming! Thank you for playing my song and those listening and watching this Podcast folks! Jon Hammond​ ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP http://www.HammondCast.com/
TV Producers of Manhattan Neighborhood Network [MNN]​ - Manhattan Neighborhood Network​ - Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM​ of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM AFM Local 6 PROFILE http://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/ — with Alfredo Marques, Bob Rosen, Greg Ruvolo, Todd Anderson, Mike Campenni, Art Baron, David Acker, Charles Lee and AFM Local 6 at Friends Seminary.
3rd segment: Jon Hammond Band​ - Czechoslovakian Salsa Song by Jon Hammond (organ) Video Tino Pavlis
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Best Party of The Year! Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse​ Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller​ Tuesday April 5th 2016 celebrating 30 years
Jon Hammond​ – organ Joe Berger​ – guitar Peter Klohmann​ – saxophone Giovanni Totò Gulino​ – drums Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ “Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!” The Jon Hammond Show is a funky swinging instrumental revue, featuring top international soloists. The show has universal appeal. Big Hammond orgel sound – 100% organic
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4th segment: As Seen On MNN TV The Jon Hammond Show - Filmed in High Definition - Pocket Funk with NDR Horns - Jon Hammond Band special Auster Jazz Series - musical director Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Ernst-Friedrich Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Funky Heinz Lichius drums feature on this one, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass http://www.HammondCast.com/ special thanks dankeschön to Knut Simon and Lukas Aaron Hambrecht AutoBild Redaktion Team for bringing the Borgward, Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera (also a fine drummer) and all the Hamburg people who came to this party session, Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt - support from Musik Rotthoff, Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars, Jon Hammond the Sk1 Hammond manufactured by Suzuki Musical Instruments - Auster Bar Hamburg Eimsbüttel #hammondcast


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Duo Gig today: Marc Baum & Jon Hammond after the gig with dueling famous Remin Kart-A-Bag wheels, it's a wrap folks!



Jon Hammond's Photos of Sons of Champlin at Sweetwater



Mill Valley CA -- Jon Hammond's photos of Sons of Champlin at Sweetwater Music Hall May 27, 2016 ©JH http://www.HammondCast.com/
Sons' wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sons_of_Champlin
The Sons of Champlin is an American rock band, formed in the late 1960s and hailing from Marin County in the San Francisco-Bay area.[1][2][3] They are fronted by vocalist/keyboardist/guitarist Bill Champlin, who was also a member of the rock band Chicago. They brought to the late 60's music scene in the Bay Area a unique soulful sound built around a horn section, sophisticated arrangements, philosophical themes, Bill Champlin's songwriting talents and blue-eyed soul singing, and Terry Haggerty's incredible jazz based guitar talent. They are regarded as one of the great 1960s San Francisco bands, along with Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead and Moby Grape.
Also known as The Sons, The Opposite Six, Yogi Phlegm, The Nu Boogaloo Express, The Masterbeats
Origin San Francisco, California, United States
Genres R&B, psychedelic rock, funk
Years active 1965–1970, 1971–1977, 1985, 1997–present
Labels Capitol, Columbia, Ariola, Arista, Goldmine Records, Trident Records, Sons of Champlin, Dig Music, Big Beat
Associated acts Tower of Power, Cold Blood, Chicago, The Rhythm Dukes
Website SonsofChamplin.net
Members Bill Champlin
Geoffrey Palmer
Tim Cain
Tamara Champlin
Carmen Grillo
Jeff Lewis
Alan Hertz
Richard Mithun
Past members Terry Haggerty
James Preston (deceased)
John Prosser
Jim Meyers
Jim Beem
Al Strong
Bill Bowen
Bill Vitt
Mark Isham
Mic Gillette
Tal Morris

Early years:
Champlin started his musical career in high school (Tamalpais in Mill Valley) as a member of a popular local band, The Opposite Six. One of his teachers encouraged Champlin to drop out of school and pursue music full-time. In 1965 the draft claimed the drummer and bass player of the Opposite Six, and Champlin joined forces with guitarist Terry Haggerty, sax player Tim Cain, bassist John Prosser and drummer Jim Meyers in the band that became the Sons of Champlin. By late 1967 the lineup had changed to include keyboardist/saxman Geoff Palmer, trumpeter Jim Beem, bassist Al Strong, and drummer Bill Bowen, creating a funky Hammond B3-and-horns sound that was distinctive from the rest of the Bay Area’s psychedelic guitar bands (one bandsman[who?] referred to the music as "acid jazz").

The Sons recorded their first album in 1967 for Trident Records, owned by Kingston Trio manager Frank Werber. They released a single, "Sing Me a Rainbow," (B-side "Fat City") which got airplay in the Bay Area but did not crack the national charts.[5] The plan was to follow this release with another song from the album, a Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil composition called "Shades of Grey." Unfortunately for The Sons, the Monkees released their version before this could happen. The album was not released and the Sons left Trident Records. In February 1999, this collection was released on a British CD under the title Fat City.

During the late 1960s, The Sons of Champlin performed regularly at the San Francisco venues, the Avalon Ballroom and the Fillmore West and in the nearby Santa Cruz Mountains at the Chateau Liberté. They shared billing with, among many others, the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Country Joe and the Fish, and The Youngbloods. They were also the opening act at The Band's first concert at which they used the name "The Band," along with The Ace of Cups.

Record deal:
In 1968, the Sons of Champlin signed with Capitol Records, releasing Loosen Up Naturally in January 1969. Two more Capitol albums followed, The Sons and Follow Your Heart. In 1970, the band broke up and Bill Champlin moved to Santa Cruz, where he joined Moby Grape guitarist Jerry Miller in a short-lived project called The Rhythm Dukes.

The Sons reformed in 1971 as a five-piece band with Bill Vitt on drums and David Schallock on bass. Briefly, the group went by the name Yogi Phlegm,[7] as which they played one of the last concerts at Bill Graham's Fillmore West on June 30, 1971. In 1972 James Preston replaced Bill Vitt on drums, and the band once again went by the name Sons of Champlin.

After recording their 1972 Columbia album, Welcome to the Dance, as a five piece, The Sons once again added a horn section, which included Mark Isham, now a film scorer and composer, on trumpet and synthesizer.

In 1975, The Sons recorded The Sons of Champlin in their own studio, and released it on their own label, Goldmine Records. This was purchased and re-released by Ariola America. The next two albums, Circle Filled With Love and Loving is Why, were also released on Ariola.

In 1977, the Sons of Champlin played what many assumed to be their last gig at the Kirkwood Meadows ski resort.

The Sons released seven albums between 1969 and 1977, including Loosen Up Naturally, Welcome to the Dance, and Circle Filled With Love. The albums were generally well-reviewed, but were low sellers. In 1977, Champlin went solo, recording Single (1978) and Runaway (1981), before joining Chicago in 1981.

Later years:
On November 25, 1985, the Sons reunited for the first time in a surprise appearance at the Fillmore in San Francisco on a bill with Huey Lewis and the News, KBC Band and a reunited Country Joe and the Fish. The reunion comprised Champlin, Terry Haggerty, Geoffrey Palmer, Tim Cain, David Schallock and James Preston with Huey Lewis and the News drummer Bill Gibson sitting in as well as the Freaky Executives Horn Section, who provided the brass.

The 1985 show proved to be a one-off as Champlin returned to his regular gig with Chicago. But in 1997, the Sons got together again for a series of reunion gigs, then recorded and released their first live CD in 1998. In 2002, Champlin said it was, "too good not to continue," and the Sons have since put out several new CDs, Hip L'il Dreams and Secret among them (they have also remastered much of their back catalogue).

To date, Champlin has appeared with original members Palmer, Schallock, and Cain. Guitarist Carmen Grillo has replaced Haggerty, and latterly Tower of Power alumnus Mic Gillette handled trumpet, trombone, and tuba parts. Gillette died on January 17, 2016 of a heart attack, aged 64.

Discography:
Studio albums
1969: Loosen Up Naturally (Capitol Records)
1969: The Sons (Capitol Records)
1970: Minus Seeds & Stems (self released)
1971: Follow Your Heart (Capitol Records)
1973: Welcome to the Dance (Columbia Records)
1975: The Sons of Champlin (Ariola)
1976: A Circle Filled with Love (Ariola)
1977: Loving Is Why (Ariola)
2005: Hip Li'l Dreams (Dig Music)
Live albums[edit]
1998: Live (Arista)
2004: Secret (Sons of Champlin)
Compilation albums[edit]
1993: The Best of the Sons of Champlin (Capitol Records)
1999: Fat City (Big Beat)

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Jon Hammond
Late Rent
Jon Hammond says "the fingers are the singers.'" The latest CD from this exceptional and soulful Hammond organist is the proof. "Late Rent" draws on decades of great recording sessions and top live performances to showcase his own playing and many top jazz and funk artists. It shows why the Hammond organ is one of the most enduring electric instruments and why Hammond is one of its best players.

Jon Hammond Rent
The Late Rent Story
Swingin' Funky Jazz & Blues
Two Hot Tracks
Sonny's Advice

11th edition of the ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO, April 28th - 30th, 2016 in Los Angeles at the Loews Hollywood Hotel

American Association of Independent Music (A2IM)
American Composers Forum (ACF)
American Federation of Musicians (AFM)
Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP)
Berklee College of Music Alumni Association
Berklee Online
California Copyright Conference (CCC)
Canadian Music Week
Foreign Performing Rights Organizations (PRO)
Girls Rock & Girls Rule
GoGirlsMusic.com
International Film Festival Summit (IFFS)
International Music Festival Conference (IMFCON)
International Songwriting Competition (ISC)
Los Angeles Women in Music (LAWIM)
Music Publishers Association (MPA)
Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI)
National Music Publishers Association (NMPA)
New Music USA
The Recording Academy (NARAS)
Regional/State/Local Songwriter Associations
SAG-AFTRA
SOCAN
Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL)
SongNet
Songwriters Guild of America (SGA)
Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF)
Student/University Music Programs
TAXI
USA Songwriting Competition
West Coast Songwriters





Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/6842260423


AFM Local 6 Member Jon Hammond https://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/


JON HAMMOND: “WHERE’S THE GIG?” - Alex Walsh

Jon Hammond is a musician, composer, bandleader, publisher, journalist, TV show host, radio DJ, and multi-media entrepreneur. He currently travels the world, playing gigs and attending trade shows.



“Every time I see a musician walking down the street I say, ‘Hey, where’s the gig?’ Because it doesn’t matter what kind of music you play, if you’re carrying an instrument–going to a rehearsal, or coming back from a repair shop, whatever it is–we all need our gigs. And that’s what the union is all about. Hopefully, we can all keep working and be supportive of everybody’s gigs. There’s room for everybody.”

THE EARLY YEARS
Jon Hammond was born in Chicago in 1953. His father was a doctor and his mother was a housewife. They both played the piano. In 1957, his parents moved Jon and his four sisters to Berkeley, CA, where his father worked in a hospital as head of the emergency room. When he was nine, Jon started accordion lessons. “In those days, they had studios where parents would drop their kids off after school for tap dancing and accordion lessons. There were accordion bands and they would compete against each other.”

Jon played his first gig at a senior citizens luncheon when he was eleven. Not only did he get a free lunch but he was paid $25 –a lot of money in those days. Jon says his father was supportive, but did not want him to pursue a music career. “He told me that music was a great hobby. He got me a wonderful professional accordion for my Bar Mitzvah, directly from John Molinari, one of the greatest accordionists who ever lived. It was a Guilietti Professional Tone Chamber accordion. That’s the accordion I won Jr. Jazz Champion on in 1966.”

In high school, Jon attended a private boys school in San Francisco. He was a class clown, and when it got to the point where he was going to be expelled, Jon took his accordion and ran away from home. He immersed himself in the San Francisco music scene and started playing organ in several bands. By 1971 he was in a four piece rock group called Hades which shared a rehearsal space with Quicksilver Messenger Service. “I was friends with their manager, Ron Polte, who also managed guitarist John Cipollina. We got to open for his band, Copperhead.”

Jon continued to play gigs in the Bay Area in different configurations, including a few gigs with a young Eddie Money. By this time Jon had become frustrated with the Bay Area scene. One night while playing a biker bar he got into a fight and his band didn’t come to his defense. “That was the last straw. I was angry and I said I wasn’t coming back.”



Jon in the early 70s

Jon moved to Boston in 1973 to attend the Berklee School of Music. He also got a gig playing in Boston’s Combat Zone backing up burlesque shows. When Jon saw one of his idols, pianist Keith Jarrett play in New York he told him he was going to Berklee and asked him for advice. “Keith looked me right in the eye and said ‘Berklee can be very dangerous for your music.’ It was like he popped this huge bubble. Years later I came to understand what he was talking about. You have to learn the fundamentals, but the music itself comes from a much deeper place. They can’t teach that, you have to find it yourself.”

When Jon’s teachers began sitting in on his gigs in Boston, he questioned why he was in school if the teachers were coming to play with him. He quit school, moved to Cape Cod and started playing with bandleader Lou Colombo. “He did all the private parties for Tip O’Neill. We played what they used to call the business man’s beat. On the gig it was forbidden to swing. It was like swing cut in half. So if you tried to go with the four, Lou would say, ‘Don’t swing it, don’t swing it.’ He pounded it into my head night after night.”

LATE RENT
In 1981 Jon took a trip to Paris where he broke through his writers block and wrote some of his best music. He returned to New York with his new tunes and started a production company with the idea of getting a record deal for a friend that had played on a #1 hit record. After months of pounding the pavement with no results, Jon realized he had better work on his own music before his money ran out. He took the last of his savings, including his upcoming rent money, and went into the studio to record what came to be known as “The Late Rent Sessions”.

The session had Todd Anderson on tenor sax, Barry Finnerty on guitar, Stephen Ferrone on drums, and Jon on B3. They recorded at Intergalactic, the last studio that John Lennon recorded in. Jon had no luck getting a record deal for his new project, but he did get gigs in New York with his band Jon Hammond and the Late Rent Session Men.



Jon Hammond Band Onstage at NAMM, 2014: Joe Berger, Dom Famularo, Alex Budman, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond

In 1982, Jon found out about public access television and the idea that anyone could produce a show and get it on TV. He started broadcasting on Manhattan’s public station in 1984. “I decided I was going to produce a radio show on TV. The first episodes showed just my tapping foot and my voice. It was a gimmick. We had graphics that were synchronized to go with the music. It worked out well. People dug it.” Within a few weeks, Jon was interviewed and featured in Billboard Magazine. The Jon Hammond Show was considered an alternative to the clips on Cable TV. “MTV was still in its infancy. We had a concept that was revolutionary. My phone started ringing and we were the hot kids on the block.”

LIVING ABROAD
Jon continued to play gigs in New York and produce his TV show. In 1987, he went to his first trade show (NAMM) where he was introduced to Mr. Julio Guilietti, the man who built his accordion. He then began traveling to trade shows and making contacts with musicians and companies around the world, including Hammond Suzuki. “They gave me the Hammond XB-2, the first really powerful portable Hammond organ. Glenn Derringer, one of my all-time heroes, presented it to me. I got one of the first. Paul Shaffer from the Letterman Show got the other. At the time there was only one EXP-100 expression pedal–we had to share the pedal. I used the pedal for my gigs and when Paul needed it I would bring it over to him at 30 Rockefeller Center on my bicycle.”

In the early 90s, when his New York gigs began drying up, Jon was encouraged to go to Germany. “It was a hard time. My father had just died and there were very few gigs. I got the XB-2 organ right when I needed it, so I decided to take a chance. I bought a roundtrip ticket to Frankfurt with an open return. I went with 50 bucks and stayed for a year. When I came back, I had 100 bucks.”

Jon stayed at a friend’s house and played a borrowed accordion on the street until he could get a band together. “I played on the street until my fingers turned blue and would collect enough money to get some fish soup. After about two weeks I got a call—I had put a band together and had 3 gigs coming up. A TV show had heard my story and wanted to do a story on me. At the first gig 19 people came; the second only 15 people came. Then I got the little spot on TV. When I came to the third gig people were lined up down the street. When I walked up I thought they were having an art exhibit. When they said, ‘No, they’re waiting for you.’ I choked up, I couldn’t even talk. So I’ve been playing there every year since. The people in Germany really saved my musical career at a time when very few things were happening for me in New York or San Francisco. I have a really good following in Europe. I keep busy as a musician in the States, playing hospitals and assisted living places, but my band dates I pretty much play overseas.”

Jon’s Late Rent Sessions was eventually released on a German label and received modest airplay. During the 90s he travelled back and forth to Europe, spending a year playing gigs in Paris, and eventually settling in Hamburg. Since then he has released two more albums and has played gigs in Moscow, Shanghai, and Australia. With the help of the internet, Jon is able to produce his TV show anywhere.

PRESENT DAY
In the mid-2000s Jon produced Hammondcast, a radio program for CBS that aired in San Francisco at four in the morning and was rebroadcast before Oakland A’s games. “When the baseball games played in the afternoon, my show would play for about 20 minutes and then it was pre-empted. I had a lot of fun with that.” His guests included Danny Glover, Barry Melton from Country Joe & the Fish, and many local people. “It took me awhile to figure out that I had permission to broadcast anything I wanted. I could play the London Philharmonic or Stevie Wonder. My tag line was ‘Hello, Hello, Hello! Wake up or go back to sleep…’”

Today, Jon continues to visit tradeshows and is determined to keep doing everything he does as long as he can. “I made a pact with my longtime co-producer, guitarist Joe Berger, that we are going to go to these trade shows until we are little old men with canes.”

Jon has released four CDs



For more info visit www.jonhammondband.com


Jon Hammond Funk Unit https://www.namm.org/summer/2015/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit


JON HAMMOND Instruments: Organ, Accordion, Piano, Guitar Attended: Berklee College of Music 1974, City College San Francisco Languages: English, German Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Hammond Organ. Musician: Jon Hammond is one of the premier B3 PLAYERS in the world. Jon has played professionally since age 12. Beginning as a solo accordionist, he later played Hammond B3 organ in a number of important San Francisco bands. His all original group HADES opened shows for Tower of Power, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Michael Bloomfield. Eddie Money and Barry Finnerty became musical associates. Moving East he attended Berklee College of Music and played venues as diverse as Boston's "Combat Zone" in the striptease clubs during the '70's and the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod, where he was house organist with the late great trumpet player Lou Colombo and developed a lasting friendship with House Speaker Tip O'Neill. He also toured the Northeast and Canada with the successful show revue "Easy Living", and continued his appearances at nightclubs in Boston and New York. Subsequently Hammond lived and traveled in Europe, where he has an enthusiastic following. TV/Video Producer: In 1981 Jon formed BackBeat Productions. Assisted by Lori Friedman (Video by LORI), the innovative TV show "The Jon Hammond Show" became a Manhattan Cable TV favorite. Jon's "Live on the street" video style included news events, as well as live music/video clips of Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge and many others. The weekly show is now in it's 30th year and has influenced the broadcasts of David Letterman and others. Billboard Magazine hailed Jon's show as "The Alternative to MTV". LINK http://youtu.be/7TApELTO1XI Head Phone - Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie of Jon's Band Featuring Bernard Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Alex Budman, Joe Berger2, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond Organ Group

funky jazz

http://www.journal-frankfurt.de/funkyjazz


Tuesday, April 5 at 9 PM Musikmesse Warm Up Party celebrating 30 years


Best Party of The Year! Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in jazzkeller Tuesday April 5th 2016 celebrating 30 years



Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in jazzkeller Tuesday April 5th 2016 celebrating 30 years


Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondsMusikmesseWarmUpPartyJazzkeller


Jon Hammond – organ

Joe Berger – guitar

Peter Klohmann – saxophone

Giovanni Totò Gulino – drums

Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ “Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!” The Jon Hammond Show is a funky swinging instrumental revue, featuring top international soloists. The show has universal appeal. Big Hammond orgel sound – 100% organic


"Werden Sie im Jazzkeller wieder eine Hammond Orgel spielen?
Ja, sicher, das neueste Modell, eine Sk1, die exakt so klingt wie die legendäre B3. Ich liebe sie. Und sie wiegt nur noch sieben Kilo (Anm. des Autors: Das Original, ein echtes Möbel mit viel Holz, mussten immer zwei Menschen mit viel Muskelkraft die Treppen rauf und runter hieven), ein deutliches Indiz, dass wir in der Zukunft angekommen sind. Da stecken viele Jahre Forschung und Entwicklung drin, auch Bühnenerprobungen. Ich ziehe den Hut vor den Ingenieuren von Suzuki, ein unverwüstliches Instrument erschaffen zu haben. Und das unterziehe ich jetzt einen echten Härttest (lacht)."

Interview: Detlef Kinsler



Web: www.jazzkeller.com / www.jonhammondband.com




photo by Lawrence Gay co-producer of West Coast Live Radio Program

Sequence, Awards, NAMM, musikmesse, #Believe #HammondOrgan #Plaque #NAMMShow

LATE RENT Jon Hammond Theme Song jazzkeller

*WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: LATE RENT Jon Hammond Theme Song


Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/LATERENTJonHammondThemeSong


Youtube https://youtu.be/q9P2CLCW6RU


Vimeo https://vimeo.com/168027875


Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153484591607102/


Jon Hammond's annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt



- LATE RENT Jon Hammond Theme Song - Jon Hammond Band: Peter Klohmann tenor, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ - Video: Tino Pavlis http://www.HammondCast.com


Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/GetBackInTheGrooveJonHammondBandInJazzkeller_201604





by Jon Hammond


Jon Hammond Band live in Jazzkeller celebrating 30 years musikmesse Warm
Up Party - "Get Back in The Groove" - Peter Klohmann tenor saxo, Joe
Berger guitar, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Jon Hammond at the Hammond
Sk1 organ with many special friends in the house jonhammondband.com - video Tino Pavlis


Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Youtube https://youtu.be/Tm2ZFE5V4As

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/164279506

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/1271197279575733/




Getting ready for my 10th ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO - Hollywood CA!
Jon Hammond



#ASCAPExpo ASCAP Audio Portrait: Jon Hammond http://www.ascap.com/audioportraits/h/jon_hammond_rent.aspx


Jon Hammond
Late Rent
Jon Hammond says "the fingers are the singers.'" The latest CD from this exceptional and soulful Hammond organist is the proof. "Late Rent" draws on decades of great recording sessions and top live performances to showcase his own playing and many top jazz and funk artists. It shows why the Hammond organ is one of the most enduring electric instruments and why Hammond is one of its best players.

Jon Hammond Rent
The Late Rent Story
Swingin' Funky Jazz & Blues
Two Hot Tracks
Sonny's Advice

11th edition of the ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO, April 28th - 30th, 2016 in Los Angeles at the Loews Hollywood Hotel

American Association of Independent Music (A2IM)
American Composers Forum (ACF)
American Federation of Musicians (AFM)
Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP)
Berklee College of Music Alumni Association
Berklee Online
California Copyright Conference (CCC)
Canadian Music Week
Foreign Performing Rights Organizations (PRO)
Girls Rock & Girls Rule
GoGirlsMusic.com
International Film Festival Summit (IFFS)
International Music Festival Conference (IMFCON)
International Songwriting Competition (ISC)
Los Angeles Women in Music (LAWIM)
Music Publishers Association (MPA)
Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI)
National Music Publishers Association (NMPA)
New Music USA
The Recording Academy (NARAS)
Regional/State/Local Songwriter Associations
SAG-AFTRA
SOCAN
Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL)
SongNet
Songwriters Guild of America (SGA)
Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF)
Student/University Music Programs
TAXI
USA Songwriting Competition
West Coast Songwriters





Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/6842260423


AFM Local 6 Member Jon Hammond https://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/


JON HAMMOND: “WHERE’S THE GIG?” - Alex Walsh

Jon Hammond is a musician, composer, bandleader, publisher, journalist, TV show host, radio DJ, and multi-media entrepreneur. He currently travels the world, playing gigs and attending trade shows.



“Every time I see a musician walking down the street I say, ‘Hey, where’s the gig?’ Because it doesn’t matter what kind of music you play, if you’re carrying an instrument–going to a rehearsal, or coming back from a repair shop, whatever it is–we all need our gigs. And that’s what the union is all about. Hopefully, we can all keep working and be supportive of everybody’s gigs. There’s room for everybody.”

THE EARLY YEARS
Jon Hammond was born in Chicago in 1953. His father was a doctor and his mother was a housewife. They both played the piano. In 1957, his parents moved Jon and his four sisters to Berkeley, CA, where his father worked in a hospital as head of the emergency room. When he was nine, Jon started accordion lessons. “In those days, they had studios where parents would drop their kids off after school for tap dancing and accordion lessons. There were accordion bands and they would compete against each other.”

Jon played his first gig at a senior citizens luncheon when he was eleven. Not only did he get a free lunch but he was paid $25 –a lot of money in those days. Jon says his father was supportive, but did not want him to pursue a music career. “He told me that music was a great hobby. He got me a wonderful professional accordion for my Bar Mitzvah, directly from John Molinari, one of the greatest accordionists who ever lived. It was a Guilietti Professional Tone Chamber accordion. That’s the accordion I won Jr. Jazz Champion on in 1966.”

In high school, Jon attended a private boys school in San Francisco. He was a class clown, and when it got to the point where he was going to be expelled, Jon took his accordion and ran away from home. He immersed himself in the San Francisco music scene and started playing organ in several bands. By 1971 he was in a four piece rock group called Hades which shared a rehearsal space with Quicksilver Messenger Service. “I was friends with their manager, Ron Polte, who also managed guitarist John Cipollina. We got to open for his band, Copperhead.”

Jon continued to play gigs in the Bay Area in different configurations, including a few gigs with a young Eddie Money. By this time Jon had become frustrated with the Bay Area scene. One night while playing a biker bar he got into a fight and his band didn’t come to his defense. “That was the last straw. I was angry and I said I wasn’t coming back.”



Jon in the early 70s

Jon moved to Boston in 1973 to attend the Berklee School of Music. He also got a gig playing in Boston’s Combat Zone backing up burlesque shows. When Jon saw one of his idols, pianist Keith Jarrett play in New York he told him he was going to Berklee and asked him for advice. “Keith looked me right in the eye and said ‘Berklee can be very dangerous for your music.’ It was like he popped this huge bubble. Years later I came to understand what he was talking about. You have to learn the fundamentals, but the music itself comes from a much deeper place. They can’t teach that, you have to find it yourself.”

When Jon’s teachers began sitting in on his gigs in Boston, he questioned why he was in school if the teachers were coming to play with him. He quit school, moved to Cape Cod and started playing with bandleader Lou Colombo. “He did all the private parties for Tip O’Neill. We played what they used to call the business man’s beat. On the gig it was forbidden to swing. It was like swing cut in half. So if you tried to go with the four, Lou would say, ‘Don’t swing it, don’t swing it.’ He pounded it into my head night after night.”

LATE RENT
In 1981 Jon took a trip to Paris where he broke through his writers block and wrote some of his best music. He returned to New York with his new tunes and started a production company with the idea of getting a record deal for a friend that had played on a #1 hit record. After months of pounding the pavement with no results, Jon realized he had better work on his own music before his money ran out. He took the last of his savings, including his upcoming rent money, and went into the studio to record what came to be known as “The Late Rent Sessions”.

The session had Todd Anderson on tenor sax, Barry Finnerty on guitar, Stephen Ferrone on drums, and Jon on B3. They recorded at Intergalactic, the last studio that John Lennon recorded in. Jon had no luck getting a record deal for his new project, but he did get gigs in New York with his band Jon Hammond and the Late Rent Session Men.



Jon Hammond Band Onstage at NAMM, 2014: Joe Berger, Dom Famularo, Alex Budman, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond

In 1982, Jon found out about public access television and the idea that anyone could produce a show and get it on TV. He started broadcasting on Manhattan’s public station in 1984. “I decided I was going to produce a radio show on TV. The first episodes showed just my tapping foot and my voice. It was a gimmick. We had graphics that were synchronized to go with the music. It worked out well. People dug it.” Within a few weeks, Jon was interviewed and featured in Billboard Magazine. The Jon Hammond Show was considered an alternative to the clips on Cable TV. “MTV was still in its infancy. We had a concept that was revolutionary. My phone started ringing and we were the hot kids on the block.”

LIVING ABROAD
Jon continued to play gigs in New York and produce his TV show. In 1987, he went to his first trade show (NAMM) where he was introduced to Mr. Julio Guilietti, the man who built his accordion. He then began traveling to trade shows and making contacts with musicians and companies around the world, including Hammond Suzuki. “They gave me the Hammond XB-2, the first really powerful portable Hammond organ. Glenn Derringer, one of my all-time heroes, presented it to me. I got one of the first. Paul Shaffer from the Letterman Show got the other. At the time there was only one EXP-100 expression pedal–we had to share the pedal. I used the pedal for my gigs and when Paul needed it I would bring it over to him at 30 Rockefeller Center on my bicycle.”

In the early 90s, when his New York gigs began drying up, Jon was encouraged to go to Germany. “It was a hard time. My father had just died and there were very few gigs. I got the XB-2 organ right when I needed it, so I decided to take a chance. I bought a roundtrip ticket to Frankfurt with an open return. I went with 50 bucks and stayed for a year. When I came back, I had 100 bucks.”

Jon stayed at a friend’s house and played a borrowed accordion on the street until he could get a band together. “I played on the street until my fingers turned blue and would collect enough money to get some fish soup. After about two weeks I got a call—I had put a band together and had 3 gigs coming up. A TV show had heard my story and wanted to do a story on me. At the first gig 19 people came; the second only 15 people came. Then I got the little spot on TV. When I came to the third gig people were lined up down the street. When I walked up I thought they were having an art exhibit. When they said, ‘No, they’re waiting for you.’ I choked up, I couldn’t even talk. So I’ve been playing there every year since. The people in Germany really saved my musical career at a time when very few things were happening for me in New York or San Francisco. I have a really good following in Europe. I keep busy as a musician in the States, playing hospitals and assisted living places, but my band dates I pretty much play overseas.”

Jon’s Late Rent Sessions was eventually released on a German label and received modest airplay. During the 90s he travelled back and forth to Europe, spending a year playing gigs in Paris, and eventually settling in Hamburg. Since then he has released two more albums and has played gigs in Moscow, Shanghai, and Australia. With the help of the internet, Jon is able to produce his TV show anywhere.

PRESENT DAY
In the mid-2000s Jon produced Hammondcast, a radio program for CBS that aired in San Francisco at four in the morning and was rebroadcast before Oakland A’s games. “When the baseball games played in the afternoon, my show would play for about 20 minutes and then it was pre-empted. I had a lot of fun with that.” His guests included Danny Glover, Barry Melton from Country Joe & the Fish, and many local people. “It took me awhile to figure out that I had permission to broadcast anything I wanted. I could play the London Philharmonic or Stevie Wonder. My tag line was ‘Hello, Hello, Hello! Wake up or go back to sleep…’”

Today, Jon continues to visit tradeshows and is determined to keep doing everything he does as long as he can. “I made a pact with my longtime co-producer, guitarist Joe Berger, that we are going to go to these trade shows until we are little old men with canes.”

Jon has released four CDs



For more info visit www.jonhammondband.com


Jon Hammond Funk Unit https://www.namm.org/summer/2015/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit


JON HAMMOND Instruments: Organ, Accordion, Piano, Guitar Attended: Berklee College of Music 1974, City College San Francisco Languages: English, German Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Hammond Organ. Musician: Jon Hammond is one of the premier B3 PLAYERS in the world. Jon has played professionally since age 12. Beginning as a solo accordionist, he later played Hammond B3 organ in a number of important San Francisco bands. His all original group HADES opened shows for Tower of Power, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Michael Bloomfield. Eddie Money and Barry Finnerty became musical associates. Moving East he attended Berklee College of Music and played venues as diverse as Boston's "Combat Zone" in the striptease clubs during the '70's and the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod, where he was house organist with the late great trumpet player Lou Colombo and developed a lasting friendship with House Speaker Tip O'Neill. He also toured the Northeast and Canada with the successful show revue "Easy Living", and continued his appearances at nightclubs in Boston and New York. Subsequently Hammond lived and traveled in Europe, where he has an enthusiastic following. TV/Video Producer: In 1981 Jon formed BackBeat Productions. Assisted by Lori Friedman (Video by LORI), the innovative TV show "The Jon Hammond Show" became a Manhattan Cable TV favorite. Jon's "Live on the street" video style included news events, as well as live music/video clips of Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge and many others. The weekly show is now in it's 30th year and has influenced the broadcasts of David Letterman and others. Billboard Magazine hailed Jon's show as "The Alternative to MTV". LINK http://youtu.be/7TApELTO1XI Head Phone - Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie of Jon's Band Featuring Bernard Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Alex Budman, Joe Berger2, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond Organ Group

funky jazz

http://www.journal-frankfurt.de/funkyjazz


Tuesday, April 5 at 9 PM Musikmesse Warm Up Party celebrating 30 years


Best Party of The Year! Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in jazzkeller Tuesday April 5th 2016 celebrating 30 years



Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in jazzkeller Tuesday April 5th 2016 celebrating 30 years


Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondsMusikmesseWarmUpPartyJazzkeller


Jon Hammond – organ

Joe Berger – guitar

Peter Klohmann – saxophone

Giovanni Totò Gulino – drums

Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ “Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!” The Jon Hammond Show is a funky swinging instrumental revue, featuring top international soloists. The show has universal appeal. Big Hammond orgel sound – 100% organic


"Werden Sie im Jazzkeller wieder eine Hammond Orgel spielen?
Ja, sicher, das neueste Modell, eine Sk1, die exakt so klingt wie die legendäre B3. Ich liebe sie. Und sie wiegt nur noch sieben Kilo (Anm. des Autors: Das Original, ein echtes Möbel mit viel Holz, mussten immer zwei Menschen mit viel Muskelkraft die Treppen rauf und runter hieven), ein deutliches Indiz, dass wir in der Zukunft angekommen sind. Da stecken viele Jahre Forschung und Entwicklung drin, auch Bühnenerprobungen. Ich ziehe den Hut vor den Ingenieuren von Suzuki, ein unverwüstliches Instrument erschaffen zu haben. Und das unterziehe ich jetzt einen echten Härttest (lacht)."

Interview: Detlef Kinsler



Web: www.jazzkeller.com / www.jonhammondband.com




photo by Lawrence Gay co-producer of West Coast Live Radio Program





Late Rent, Theme Song, Jon Hammond, Jazz, jazzkeller, Frankfurt, Musikmesse, Organ Combo, #HammondOrgan #Musikmesse #NAMMShow
*WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: High Definition Movie of HEAD PHONE by Jon Hammond Band


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


Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153480174052102/


We played right before KEITH EMERSON's set here (RIP Keith) Stephen Fortner MC'ing - Jon Hammond Band with Bernard Purdie drums, Koei Tanaka chromatic harmonica, Joe Berger playing custom JJ Guitars model, Alex Budman tenor sax, Jon Hammond at the New Portable B3 organ - Hammond Organ USA Showcase - The NAMM Show http://www.HammondCast.com/





Jon Hammond Band Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/


Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/AcousticNationNAMMConcertLydiasTuneInNashvilleTennessee1


by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP


Summer NAMM 2016 https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit Jon Hammond Funk Unit

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Event Date:
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 2:00pm to 2:40pm
Location:
Music City Center, NAMM Nissan Stage on The Terrace
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Frankfurt -- Lydia's Tune Live in Yachtklub Frankfurt - Hans Romanov Presents




with Dedication to Lutz Büchner long-time member saxophonist of Jon Hammond Band



Lydia's Tune Live in Yachtklub Frankfurt


Hollywood -- Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/InterviewAllisonIrahetaAndMatthewHagerAkaHaloCircus


Youtube https://youtu.be/yGND5modU8Q


Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153441552957102/?l=6086248925586335229


Vimeo https://vimeo.com/165043267


Hollywood CA -- Interview Allison Iraheta and Matthew Hager aka Halo Circus with Jon Hammond at the 11th annual ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO for Jon Hammond Show - special thanks Kelly MacGaunn kelleemack pr, ‪#‎bobbimarcuspr‬ ‪#‎halocircus‬ ‪#‎ASCAPExpo‬ ‪#‎OurASCAP


Add to Calendar https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit


Breaking News: Jon Hammond Funk Unit Event Date: Friday, June 24, 2016 - 2:00pm to 2:40pm Location: Music City Center, NAMM Nissan Stage on The Terrace

Event Information: Jon Hammond Funk Unit in Concert on NAMM Nissan Stage - Summer NAMM 2016 - Funky Jazz and Blues



Performance Info

Jon Hammond Funk Unit in Concert on NAMM Nissan Stage - Summer NAMM 2016 - Funky Jazz and Blues
Musicians: Roland Barber trombone, Cord Martin tenor,
Louis Flip Winfield drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ -- Special Guest TBA - FRIDAY June 24 - 2PM - 2:45PM - The NAMM Show Nasvle Music City Center - special thanks Mothertone / Sleishman Drum Co Michael Turner, Greg Herreman, NAMM Show Team




Facebook Event Page https://www.facebook.com/events/504179796453763/


As Seen on TV! - 34 Years The Jon Hammond Show



As Heard on Radio - HammondCast



Jon Hammond Funk Unit Returning to Nashville Summer NAMM Show!



https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit





High Definition, Movie, HEAD PHONE, Jon Hammond Band, #NAMMShow #HammondOrgan #Nashville
*WATCH INTERVIEW HERE: Lou Donaldson As interviewed by Jon Hammond


Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondLouDonaldsononHammondCastShowKYOURadio


Thanks for the quotation Don S. - "I put it into music. As you know, this type of music has more to do with feeling than anything else. A lot of people forgot that today. So they get too technical and they lose the people. "
~ Lou Donaldson
As interviewed by Jon Hammond for KYOU
Youtube https://youtu.be/_1I5WHVOt5I - in The Zebra Room at Lenox Lounge





Lou Donaldson on Jon Hammond's HammondCast Show for KYOU Radio. Lou was born November 1, 1926 is a jazz alto saxophonist. He was born in Badin, North Carolina. Here Lou speak with Jon about catching Possums in the grave yard, his 75 album discography and many things that will surprise you! Recorded in Zebra Room of Lenox Lounge, Harlem New York. ©2007 JON HAMMOND International








Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/PocketFunk


Vimeo https://vimeo.com/166630089


Youtube https://youtu.be/8UXOGRm5W-Y


Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/1285335608161900/


Jon Hammond Band - Pocket Funk - video: Tino Pavlis
Note: https://www.facebook.com/notes/jon-hammond-band/best-party-of-the-year-jon-hammonds-annual-musikmesse-warm-up-party-in-jazzkelle/1107482975950736
Best Party of The Year! Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Tuesday April 5th 2016 celebrating 30 years
Jon Hammond – organ Joe Berger – guitar Peter Klohmann – saxophone Giovanni Totò Gulino – drums Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ “Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!” The Jon Hammond Show is a funky swinging instrumental revue, featuring top international soloists. The show has universal appeal. Big Hammond orgel sound – 100% organic
©JON HAMMOND International - JJ Guitars Suzuki Musical Instruments






Frankfurt to Nashville With Detour to Hollywood Musikmesse ASCAP Expo Summer NAMM Show
http://laterent.blogspot.com/2016/05/frankfurt-to-nashville-with-detour-to.html





Jon Hammond and Dr. Lonnie Smith long-time organist with Lou Donaldson




Lou Donaldson, Chitlin Circuit, Jon Hammond, Alto Sax, #HammondOrgan #NAMMShow #CNNiReport
*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Missing Man Formation with Lutz on the band


Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/PocketFunkWithNDRHornsAusterJazz


Facebook Photo Album https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153471469027102.1073741933.558692101&type=3


It's been just 2 months since Lutz Büchner passed away suddenly, I still can hardly believe he's really gone - looking at these pictures with the boys brings back a lot of good memories - keep the Spirit folks, the music goes on but greatly missing Lutz Büchner! The great saxophonist / clarinetist / flautist of NDR Bigband - sincerely, Jon Hammond



Facebook Video LINK: https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondorgangroup/videos/653311224764034/
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 AUTO BILD KLASSIK 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




Missing Man, Formation, Saxophonist, Lutz Büchner, Jon Hammond Band, #HammondOrgan #NDR-bigband #Lutz

Jon Hammond Show MNN TV Preview 05/21

*WATCH TV SHOW HERE: Jon Hammond Show MNN TV Preview 05/21


Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/6842260521


Photo by Cheryl Fippen AFM Local 6 Musicians Union:




Vimeo https://vimeo.com/166830896




Youtube https://youtu.be/0GNDQuw9hMw



Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/1286963627999098/

May 16, 2016
Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Topics Cable Access TV, MNN TV, Jazzkeller, Frankfurt, Musikmesse, ProLight + Sound, Jon Hammond Band, Sk1 Hammond Organ, Blues, Jazz Music, #HammondOrgan #CNNiReport

Jon Hammond Show MNN TV Preview 05/21 - first segment Jon Hammond Band​ - Czechoslovakian Salsa Song by Jon Hammond (organ) Video Tino Pavlis
Note: https://www.facebook.com/notes/jon-hammond-band/best-party-of-the-year-jon-hammonds-annual-musikmesse-warm-up-party-in-jazzkelle/1107482975950736
Best Party of The Year! Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse​ Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller​ Tuesday April 5th 2016 celebrating 30 years
Jon Hammond​ – organ Joe Berger​ – guitar Peter Klohmann​ – saxophone Giovanni Totò Gulino​ – drums Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ “Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!” The Jon Hammond Show is a funky swinging instrumental revue, featuring top international soloists. The show has universal appeal. Big Hammond orgel sound – 100% organic
©JON HAMMOND International - JJ Guitars​ Suzuki Musical Instruments​
2nd segment Pocket Funk Movie in world famous jazzkeller
Jon Hammond Band - Pocket Funk - video: Tino Pavlis
3rd segment Yachtklub Life James Wes Opener Jon Hammond Band - Hans Romanov Presents
Peter Klohmann tenor saxo
Joe Berger guitar
Giovanni Totò Gulino drums
Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ & bass
Video Tino Pavlis
Audio Johannes Napp, Silvio Cappucci
On the Main River - Frankfurt am Main
http://www.HammondCast.com


Jon Hammond Funk Unit NAMM Nissan Stage DuckDuckGo http://laterent.blogspot.com/2016/05/jon-hammond-funk-unit-namm-nissan-stage.html



Mahalo from HPR Hawaii Public Radio Honolulu!




Cable Access TV, Jon Hammond Show, MNN TV, Manhattan, Czechoslovakia, Frankfurt, NAMM Show, Musikmesse, #HammondOrgan #CNNiReport

Czechoslovakian Salsa Song

*WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: Czechoslovakian Salsa Song


Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/CzechoslovakianSalsaSong


Czechoslovakian Salsa Song
by Jon Hammond





Jon Hammond Band​ - Czechoslovakian Salsa Song by Jon Hammond (organ) Video Tino Pavlis
Note: https://www.facebook.com/notes/jon-hammond-band/best-party-of-the-year-jon-hammonds-annual-musikmesse-warm-up-party-in-jazzkelle/1107482975950736
Best Party of The Year! Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse​ Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller​ Tuesday April 5th 2016 celebrating 30 years
Jon Hammond​ – organ Joe Berger​ – guitar Peter Klohmann​ – saxophone Giovanni Totò Gulino​ – drums Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ “Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!” The Jon Hammond Show is a funky swinging instrumental revue, featuring top international soloists. The show has universal appeal. Big Hammond orgel sound – 100% organic
©JON HAMMOND International - JJ Guitars​ Suzuki Musical Instruments​


Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/166709625


Youtube https://youtu.be/ckondBMUyqM


Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/1286154498080011/


May 15, 2016
Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Topics Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic, Salsa Music, Hammond Organ, Jon Hammond Band, Jazz music, Jazzkeller, Musikmesse, Frankfurt




Frankfurt to Nashville With Detour to Hollywood Musikmesse ASCAP Expo Summer NAMM Show
http://laterent.blogspot.com/2016/05/frankfurt-to-nashville-with-detour-to.html

Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic, Salsa Music, Organ Jazz, Jazzkeller, Musikmesse, Frankfurt, #HammondOrgan #CNNiReport

Pocket Funk Movie

*WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: Pocket Funk Movie


Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/PocketFunk


Vimeo https://vimeo.com/166630089


Youtube https://youtu.be/8UXOGRm5W-Y


Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/1285335608161900/


Jon Hammond Band - Pocket Funk - video: Tino Pavlis
Note: https://www.facebook.com/notes/jon-hammond-band/best-party-of-the-year-jon-hammonds-annual-musikmesse-warm-up-party-in-jazzkelle/1107482975950736
Best Party of The Year! Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Tuesday April 5th 2016 celebrating 30 years
Jon Hammond – organ Joe Berger – guitar Peter Klohmann – saxophone Giovanni Totò Gulino – drums Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ “Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!” The Jon Hammond Show is a funky swinging instrumental revue, featuring top international soloists. The show has universal appeal. Big Hammond orgel sound – 100% organic
©JON HAMMOND International - JJ Guitars Suzuki Musical Instruments






Frankfurt to Nashville With Detour to Hollywood Musikmesse ASCAP Expo Summer NAMM Show
http://laterent.blogspot.com/2016/05/frankfurt-to-nashville-with-detour-to.html





Pocket Funk, Jazzkeller, Frankfurt, Jon Hammond Band, #HammondOrgan #Musikmesse #NAMMShow

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