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.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

HammondCast: Justice For Jazz Artists Meeting Advisory Board and HammondCast 148 KYOU Radio

Todd Bryant Weeks on HammondCast KYOU Radio and Jazz Advisory Board Meeting coverage by Jon Hammond




Todd Bryant Weeks, Author and Jazz Rep of Local 802 Musicians Union on HammondCast Show KYOU Radio interview with Jon Hammond discussing his in-depth biography of Oran Alfred Page aka Hot Lips Page entitled "Luck's In My Corner: The Life and Music of Hot Lips Page"
27 January 1908 – 4 November 1954 jazz trumpeter, singer, bandleader, scorching soloist and powerful vocalist. Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc. Also speaking about the Justice for Jazz Artists! cause: http://justiceforjazzartists.org/ the J4JA Adds Facebook Cause Page and Fair Standards for NYC Music Clubs. Send an email to jazzdept@local802afm.org or call 212 245 4802 X185 The Justice for Jazz Artists campaign continues to pick up speed, thanks for your support! © www.HammondCast.com

Todd Bryant Weeks, Hot Lips Page, Luck's In My Corner, Justice For Jazz Artists, Jon Hammond, HammondCast, KYOU Radio, Local 802, Musicians Union, Pension, Trumpet, Bessie Smith, Dan Morgenstern

Jon Hammond here folks *Member AFM Local 802 & Local 6:
Here is an excerpt and photos of the very important issues being dealt with head on at today's Jazz Advisory Board meeting at AFM Local 802 Musicians Union. A 'who's who' of veteran jazz musicians attended and also young pro jazz musicians, including:
drummer BERNARD PURDIE, JUNIOR MANCE, BOB CRANSHAW, JIMMY OWENS, Local 802 Asst to the President JOEL LeFEVRE, Local 802 Recording Vice President BILL DENNISON, CHARLES TOLLIVER, BENNY POWELL, 802 Jazz Rep. TODD BRYANT WEEKS, MATTHEW PLUMMER, RUDY SHERIFF LAWLESS, KEITH DAMES, COLIN DEAN and more. Things are just getting rolling so I personally encourage professional jazz musicians and fans and supporters of America's Music and Musicians to get involved now.
Thanks for your support!
Jon Hammond

sign the petition to get the club owners to do the right thing as mandated by State of New York to contribute sales tax towards Pension Fund, and you can find a more thorough explanation on the Justice for Jazz Artists site and by contacting Mr. Todd Bryant Weeks at Local 802 directly tel. 212-245-4802 x-185

Fair Standards for NYC Music Clubs

June 16th, 2009
While larger and more financially stable clubs and cabaret spaces offer reasonable compensation to performing musicians, there are a host of smaller venues that do not. The abuse ranges from notorious pay-to-play venues to those that charge for the use of sound equipment or require musicians to guarantee an audience.

What can be done? What are “fair standards” for the treatment of musicians? Give us your feedback as we work to establish a “fair standards code” for these music venues.

Send an email to jazzdept@local802afm.org or call 212 245 4802 X185

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