FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Returning After 8 Years to Smiley's, Jon Hammond Trio
Bolinas CA--Returning first time in 8 years to Smiley's Schooner Saloon and Hotel,
Jon Hammond Trio Saturday July 10, 2010 9PM
Jon Hammond Band YouTube Channel
An evening of funky swingin' jazz and blues music at the historic Smiley's location
Smileys Schooner Saloon
41 Wharf Road
Bolinas, CA 94924
"The California Historical Society lists Smiley’s as one of only fourteen bars in the state to be in continuous existence for over 100 years. The saloon is believed to have been built in 1851 for the energetic young Captain Isaac Morgan. Captain Morgan arrived in Bolinas (or Jugville as it was known then) in 1849. Those were gold rush days, days of growth. Those were days when one gambled with one’s dreams and then watched them either shatter and splinter or be crafted and honed into realities."
The Music of The Late Rent Sessions
Jon Hammond: 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.
PERFORMING: Solo in Hospitals, Nursing Homes regularly. Bandleader for annual overseas dates for over 20 years.
CURRENTLY: Host of daily CBS Radio program HammondCast on KYOU
*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 Jon Hammond Show" is a funky, swinging Jazz instrumental revue, featuring notable international soloists and reflecting the influences of Miles Davis, The Crusaders and Jimmy Smith. The show has universal appeal.
ASCAP Network Behind The Beat with Jon Hammond "LATE RENT"
Elmar Lemes photo of Jon Hammond playing XK-3 organ at Local 802 Monday Night Jazz Session sponsored by Jazz Foundation of America
Jon Hammond MySpace
ASCAP Network Behind The Beat "NDR SESSIONS Projekt"
|Artists Name:||HAMMOND, JON|
|City Hall Catalog Number:||105|
|UPC Product Code:||634479020704|
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|This is a re-issue of Jon's 1995 European release "Late Rent." Never before available in the U.S., it contains a collection of recordings featuring Bernard Purdie and Steve Ferrone on drums, as well as Todd Anderson and Alex Foster on sax, Barry Finnerty and Graham Hawthorne, Ray Grappone, Jim Preston and Chuggy Carter. The record is a swinging and funky compilation of original tracks written by Jon Hammond, as well as some anecdotal asides and a guest apperance by Jazzbeaux Collins. Lots of great solos and organ sounds, as well as melodies and groove. Includes "Late Rent," "Pocket Funk," "Lydia's Tune," "White Onions," "Head Phone" and "Hip Hop Chitlins."|
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Michael Barry Finnerty (born December 3, 1951) is an American jazz guitarist, keyboardist, and bassist, best known for his work as a session musician for artists like Miles Davis and the Crusaders. He is also the author of two books on music improvisation.
Finnerty is the son of Obie Award-winning actor Warren Finnerty (1924-1974), who appeared in numerous films including Cool Hand Luke and Easy Rider.
Barry Finnerty was born in San Francisco and raised on the West Coast, studying at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the University of California Berkeley.
He spent some time living in Hong Kong with his mother in the early 60's. There, at age 14, he began playing electric guitar and soon joined a band that opened a show for Herman's Hermits. On returning to San Francisco, he became friends with fellow guitarist Jim Checkley, who eventually recruited him to join Beefy Red in 1969. He played in the band for several years.
Finnerty in New York City
He moved to New York City after attending Berklee College of Music for a short time in 1971. In 1974 he began playing with Chico Hamilton, Airto Moreira, and Flora Purim. In 1975 he became a member of theJoe Farrell quartet, and later in the decade played with Hubert Laws, Tower of Power, Thad Jones and Mel Lewis, and Ray Barretto.
Finnerty played and recorded with Michael Brecker and Randy Brecker (1977-81) and The Crusaders (1979-84), in addition to touring in Europe with Billy Cobham in 1980. He played and recorded with Miles Davis in 1981, and is mentioned in the Davis autobiography.
Barry Finnerty: "
Member Local 6, Local 802 Musicians Union, ASCAP, Hammond Artist, HammondCast, KYOU Radio, Excelsior Accordion, XK-1, XK-3c, B3, Organ, Funk Soul Blues, Smiley's Schooner Saloon, Bolinas CA
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Jon Hammond Trio at Smiley's Schooner Saloon & Hotel Bolinas CA
Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 9:00pm
Sunday, July 11, 2010 at 1:00am
Smiley's Schooner Saloon and Hotel 41 Wharf Road Bolinas CA 94924
Join us there if you're on the West Coast!