JON HAMMOND Instruments: Organ, Accordion, Piano, Guitar Attended: Berklee College of Music 1974 Languages: English, German *Jon is currently Host of daily CBS radio program HammondCast on KYOU & KYCY 1550 AM, 7 days a week at 4AM PST.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

SHORELINE: New Orleans By The Bay 2000 BGP Presents JON HAMMOND Band

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New Orleans Bay Food and Music Festival - USA

New Orleans By The Bay Festival put on by Bill Graham Presents for 14 years at Shoreline Ampitheatre, JON HAMMOND Band laying down some Oakland Funk 'Head Phone' with Larry Schneider tenor saxophone, James Preston of Sons of Champlin drums, Barry Finnerty guitar and Jon Hammond at the B3 Organ with XB-2 on top and Excelsior Accordion, 122 Leslie was the set up. *Special thanks: Mick Brigden and Tim Anderson BGP Presents, See's Candy *Camera by Derek Tracy c)2007 *info: http://www.HammondCast.com / ASCAP
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Accordionist Jon Hammond performed at the 12th Annual New Orleans by the Bay Food and Music Festival in the Shoreline Ampitheatre, Mountain View California on June 10th and 11th. Over 10,000 people attended each day of the festival which included guests Dr. John, The Neville Brothers and Los Hombres Calientes.

Corporate sponsors Hewlett Packard hosted a VIP cocktail reception announcing a Scholarship Program, music was provided by "Jon Hammond's Late Rent Session Men" which included Larry Schneider (saxophone) and Barry Finnerty (guitar). Their program included original compositions, Lydia's Tune, No X-cess Baggage and "Late Rent" - Hammond's theme song from his television show, The Jon Hammond Show. Jon also played two solo sets daily in "Lucky's Bar" on accordion, piano and organ. Festival organizers have invited Jon to perform at next year's festival.

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COCODRIE: Bernard Purdie and Jon Hammond 1998

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October 9 1998 Jon Hammond brought legendary studio drummer Bernard Purdie 'The Hit Maker' back to San Francisco to play for the first time since the Live Aretha Franklin at Fillmore recordings in March of 1971. The concert went down in North Beach San Francisco at COCODRIE Club. Here they are playing a Jon Hammond Band original 'Hip Hop Chitlins' with an explosive and impromptu drum solo from Bernard that is pure Funk. On the band: Bennett Friedman tenor sax, Barry Finnerty guitar, Bernard Purdie drums, Jon Hammond organ & bass *Special thanks: Scott Rootenberg of Cocodrie. *More info: www.HammondCast.com ©2009 Catch Jon's radio show on CBS' KYOU 1550AM 7 days a week 4AM PST Tags: Bernard Purdie, Funk, Chitlins, Jon Hammond, Organ, ASCAP, HammondCast, Hit Maker, Radio TV

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