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, May 22, 2010

Flight Deck of HIGHLANDER 747-123 Jon Hammond



Highland Highland Express at PIK Airport in Scotland

Special thanks to First Officer and part owner Tony May and the Crew of this elegant bird the HIGHLANDER of HIGHLAND EXPRESS. *As seen on The Jon Hammond Show 23rd year New York USA. Ham-Berger Productions, Jon Hammond & Joe Berger flew the Highlander to meet with John Entwistle (RIP) of The WHO in beginning of Feb. 1987. These shots would not be possible today. Enjoy!


Thank you for the wonderful service and for helping us accomplish our mission Crew of Highland Express HIGHLANDER, Jon Hammond


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Friday, May 21, 2010

Le Bar Bat Hip Hop Chitlins Jon Hammond Band



Jon Hammond Band original "Hip Hop Chitlins" LE BAR BAT NYC
Alex Foster (Saturday Night Live Band) tenor sax
Chuggy Carter (Donny Hathaway) congas percussion
James Preston (Sons of Champlin) drums
Barry Finnerty guitar
Jon Hammond XB-2 organ
thanks Pete Fogel


ASCAP Network Behind The Beat Story

Jon Hammond Band, Alex Foster, Saturday Night Live, Le Bar Bat, Organ, Hip Hop Chitlins, Funky, Media Sound, Barry Finnerty, Chuggy Carter, Hammond Cast, KYOU Radio, Hammond Artist, Local 802 Musicians Union

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Roz Ho KIN Microsoft PMX Danger Phone Press Event HammondCast brought to you by Jon Hammond

Roz Ho KIN Microsoft PMX Danger Phone Press Event HammondCast brought to you by Jon Hammond



San Francisco-- KIN One and KIN Two the new smart phones, successor to the hugely popular Sidekick were introduced to the Press
today by the folks from the PMX Division of Microsoft, Roz Ho in attendance,
*Archive Photo:

Mark Fisher SVP of Danger, now part of Microsoft and long-time
Sidekick user since Oct. 8, 2002 Musician / Journalist Jon Hammond flew in from Frankfurt Germany where he had just wrapped up performing
with his band for 24th consecutive year at the Musikmesse trade show.
See his exclusive video coverage of the event here, still warm, with musical intro and outro by Jon Hammond Band rocking out in the Jazzkeller
Frankfurt with Jon's original shuffle Blues composition No X-cess Baggage Blues with smoking Joe Berger guitar solo at end of the historic film
shot by Mr. Hammond personally as it took place at the Mighty San Francisco Club at 119 Utah St. in the hip emerging SOMISSPO area of SF
where SOMA, The Mission and Portrero Hill meet.

Jon Hammond is host of daily radio program HammondCast on CBS' KYOU Radio and Member of AFM Local 802 & Local 6 Musicians Union,
ASCAP Composer Publisher.
Jon Hammond Band:
Joe Berger guitar
Tony Lakatos tenor sax
Giovanni Gulino drums
Jon Hammond XK-1 organ
Jon Hammond met CNET Technology Reporter Ina Fried on the waffle line, see Ina's article Here:


Also appearing a cameo by NOBUYUKI OKADA Bureau Chief THE NIKKEI Silicon Valley Bureau
Maggie Shiels Technology Reporter BBC

Robbie Bach Microsoft, Laura Dansingani Product Manager for Consumer Mobile Technology of Danger / PMX Division
John Harrobin senior vice president of digital media and marketing for Verizon Wireless
Derek Snyder, Senior Product Manager for KIN Team



© http://www.HammondCast.com 04/12/2010

Executive, Robbie Bach: KIN Unveiling, Remarks by Robbie Bach, President, Entertainment & Devices Division , San Francisco, Calif.

ROBBIE BACH: Good morning everybody. My name is Robbie Bach. I'm President of the Entertainment and Devices Division at Microsoft. On behalf of our partners, Verizon, Vodafone and Sharp, I want to thank everybody for coming this morning., Now, this is really one of the better parts of my job, and I'm not talking about being with 100 of my closest friends in a bar at 10:00 a.m., that's not what I'm talking about. But it is an opportunity for us to reveal what we've been working on in Redmond, in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, with Verizon; in Northern Japan with Sharp; and on in England with Vodafone. I guess the best way to tell the story is to really go to the customers. And we've spent thousands of hours with thousands of interviews with customers to really understand their needs before we wrote a single line of code., So, let's take a look at a video of what they think about what they want in a phone., (Video segment.) as seen on HammondCast

Cont. LINK:


Robbie Bach

KIN Logo brought to you by Jon Hammond

Prompter Screen for Robbie and the other speakers Powerpoint or Keynote presentation

Robbie Bach

Derek Snyder Senior Product Manager for KIN Team

Ina Fried CNET with Blackberry on the waffle line

Laura Dansingani Product Manager for Consumer Mobile Technology of Danger / PMX Division

KIN One and KIN Two

KIN Two screen

Brought to you by Jon Hammond of HammondCast KYOU Radio

Jon Hammond Band member guitarist Joe Berger's hands solo on No X-cess Baggage Blues

KIN, Microsoft, PMX, Roz Ho, Jon Hammond, Ina Fried, Mark Fisher, Danger, Pink, Phone, HammondCast, Sidekick, T-Mobile, Verizon, KYOU Radio, Local 802 Musicians Union, Hammond Artist, Musikmesse, 24 years

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

DOWNTOWN BLUESCLUB Hamburg Thing In C Minor Jon Hammond Band



Jon Hammond : Hammond Orgel /Bass
Joe Berger ex John Entwistle (of THE WHO) Band: Guitar
Heinz Lichius: Drums
Lutz Buechner: Saxofon


  • Good job man !!!!Great Jon Hammond!!!Nice to see you again...I've listened your CD:Late Rent...I really like your music!!!
  • very chunky groove, feels like an exploration, that is a mean guitar solo . lots of dynamic,I am fascinated with how fluent and full the group sounds . perfect balance of sharp arrangement and improvisation. that was heavy. I'm gonna play it again and plug in my guitar and jam to it
  • Great music, jon, thanks for sharing it.
  • hell yeah jon i really dig your group! this is Josh Olken im a guitarist from New School, you came and visited Chico's ensemble when he was schooling me ha. nice to see you on the youtbe, keep in touch man, peace!
  • This is a VERY GOOD jazz organ group. Good contemporary feel, solid, inspired playing from the sidemen and consistent groove from the drummer and organist who, of course, takes great solos.

    Website: www.jonhammondband.com 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 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 enthusiastic following. 

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Break out your carpets because it's Rug Time! Osaka Japan jazz club Jon Hammond



Folks there weren't any carpets in the Rug Time jazz club when JON HAMMOND arrived. He said: "Everybody break out your carpets...because it's RUG TIME!" (famous Organ Lounge in Osaka Japan. A MUST SEE when you are in Osaka KIX Japan! accompanied by HIDEFUMI NOSE guitar and KENGO KOMAE drums. Special thanks OSAMU YAMAMOTO YS Corp. & MIDORI ONO. Bossa Nova "Shadow Of Your Smile" *Jon is Host of daily radio program HammondCast on CBS KYOU Radio and KYCY "Jon Hammond's Afternoon Slide" M-F 3PM PST 1550 AM on the dial in San Francisco CA. © www.HammondCast.com


ASCAP Network Jon Hammond Behind The Beat Feature "LATE RENT"

Jon Hammond MySpace


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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Priceless film of Jazzbeaux Collins and Scott Muni at WNEW AM with Jon Hammond of HammondCast



Scott Muni (R.I.P.)

WNEW 1130 AM

Al "Jazzbeaux" Collins at the microphone in the Purple Grotteaux photo by Jon Hammond


Priceless film inside WNEW 1130AM New York with 2 Radio Legends: Al JAZZBEAUX COLLINS and SCOTT MUNI on JON HAMMOND'S HammondCast: Hear Scott Muni tell Jazzbeaux about his days at "WABeatlesC" on the date commemorating when the Beatles first hit the shores of USA!
As previously broadcast on Jon's TV show The Jon Hammond Show (24th year) and HammondCast on CBS' KYCY/KYOU 1550AM San Francisco California. Enjoy! *Official site: www.HammondCast.com © JH INTL

© www.HammondCast.com

Bob Cunningham, Bass, Bernard Purdie, Jon Hammond, Local 802, Musicians Union, NDR Jazz, Late Rent, Mikell's, Jazz Foundation of America, Elmar Lemes, ASCAP Network, B3 organ, XK-3c, Blues, Funky, Rhonda Hamilton, WBGO

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"

Jon Hammond is an endorsed artist of Hammond Suzuki USA

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

NDR SESSIONS Projekt recording Jazz Classics in famous Studio 1 Hamburg

*AUDIO STORY HERE: http://behindthebeat.com/2006/05/jon-hammond-the-ndr-sessions-projekt/ ASCAP Behind The Beat "Jon Hammond’s "The NDR Sessions Projekt" brings the soulful jazz organist back to Hamburg to record a collection of standards and originals featuring Lutz Buchner on saxophones, Joe Gallardo on trombone and Heinz Lichius on drums. Recorded in one of Germany’s best studios, the quartet present rich, heartfelt perfomances and infuse the music with a fresh and vibrant sound."
On ASCAP Network, recorded in Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) North German Broadcasting
NDR studios: Studios in Hamburg are split into two locations: Television studios are located in the suburb of Lokstedt as the radio studios are located in the suburb of Rotherbaum, close to the city centre. In addition to these, there are further regional studios, also comprising both television and radio studios.
Studio 1: Jimi Hendrix - 1967-03-18: Studio 1, NDR Funkhaus, Hamburg, Germany



Artists Name:HAMMOND, JON
City Hall Catalog Number: 106
UPC Product Code:634479270000

Musical Category: JAZZ
Release Date: 9/19/2006
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."
L to R: Joe (Jo) Gallardo trombone, Heinz Lichius drums, Jon Hammond organ producer, Lutz Buechner saxophone, Rudy Grosser engineer
Studio 1 Control Room NDR Hamburg
Jon Hammond at SSL Console Studio 1
In Studio 1 Live Room L to R: Lutz Buechner, Rudy Grosser, Jo Gallardo photo by Jon Hammond

"This was, without exaggeration, one of the best acoustics-related technical decisions for the NDR I have been involved in during the past few years," comments NDR sound engineer Michael Plötz. "The digital audio world now enjoys incomparably good sound thanks to the use of the AX 24 in the production chain of this studio. The combination of a DAD AX24 and the SSL Duality console places us in a new 'analog/digital world'"
The completely reworked Studio 1 and Regie 1 at NDR Radio's Funkhaus am Rothenbaum is designed primarily for recording the NDR Bigband, one of the best finest bands in Germany. Studio 1 is built around a 72 fader SSL Duality and Sequoia digital audio workstation software. Eight NTP DAD AX24 converters are connected via MADI to the workstation.

The NDR Sessions Projekt - Jon Hammond
Produced by: JON HAMMOND & NDR Radio
NDR Recording Engineer: RUDY GROSSER
Recorded at: NDR Studio 1, Hamburg Germany
Co-Producer/Mix&Mastering Engineer: JOE BERGER
Executive Producer: JENNIFER FRIZZELL
Pro Tools Engineer: JIM ROBERTS/Brandon Prdctns.
My mother Edythe for Alt. Title: "Music for a Romantic Evening"
Manufactured by: Joe Aloia/Digital Authoring Solutions
Album Art and Cover photos: MICHAEL AUGUST aka ILLUSTRATORP


Track List:
1. My One and Only Love 6:19 - Wood/Mellin 1953
2. Satin Doll 6:15 - Ellington/Strayhorn/Mercer 1953
3. Theme from Black Orpheus 7:36 - Luis Bonfa 1959
4. Blues in the Night 5:54 - Harold Arlen/JohnnyMercer 1941
5. Skylark 3:10 - Hoagy Carmichael/J. Mercer 1941
6. Polka Dots and Moonbeams 4:29 - Van Heusen/Burke 1940
7. Besame Mucho 6:02 - Velazquez/Skylar 1941
8. Easy Living 6:33 - Robin/Granger 1937
9. No X-Cess Baggage Blues 5:14 - JON HAMMOND Intl./ASCAP 1987
10. Our Day Will Come 5:19 - Hillard/Garson 1963
11. The More I See You 5:00 - Warren/Gordon 1945
12. Payphone Johnny 7:02 - JON HAMMOND Intl./ASCAP 1991

Featured Musicians:
JON HAMMOND: XK-3 Hammond Organ/Bass, Excelsior AC/R Accordion
LUTZ BUCHNER: Saxophones

NDR Jazz, Axel Duerr, Knut Benzner, Joe Gallardo, Heinz Lichius, Lutz Buechner, Jon Hammond, XK-3 Organ, XB-2, XK-1, B3, Accordion, Excelsior, Blues, Funky, KYOURADIO, KYCY, ASCAP Network, Hamburg
Local 6 Musicians Union: Maria Kozak
Local 802 Musicians Union: Bill Dennison & Olga James
ASCAP: Francis Richard, Ken Cicerale, Mark Palermo
Hammond Suzuki: M. Terada, H. Ono, Michael Maier-Falkenstein
*Note: Mr. Hammond played all bass lines live on XK-3 Organ
Excelsior Accordions: Marco Galeazzi, Roberto Lucanero, Donatella Milella
Alex Accordions & Guitar NYC
Sennheiser: Norbert Hilbich, Andreas Sennheiser
Superlux: Nico Teng, Jenny Shen, Cleo, David Liu
CASIO Europe: Ariane Klaening
Intermediate srl: Nello Gabrielloni
Stephen Page, Jon Russell-KYOU Radio 1550 AM
Steve Jobs, Nate Doss, Pro Care Team-Apple Computers

Special Thanks from Jon Hammond Band: Jennifer Frizzell, Pamela Sylvain-United Airlines, Eugen Hahn-Jazzkeller Frankfurt, Jo-Jo Tucksen-Jazzkeller Hofheim, Chris Cortez, Chuy Varela, Clifford Brown Jr.-KCSM, Ronnie Smith Jr., Marc Baum, Tim Armacost, Matt Smith, Bernard Purdie, Bob Scott, Bob Barsotti, Mick Brigden, Eddie Money, Uwe Petersen, Sandra Hempel, Jon Paris, Derek Tracy, Barry Finnerty, Scott Rootenberg, Barry Melton, Dr. Iraj Akhavan, Tony Lakatos, Faina Antonova, Larry Schneider, Dr. Denny Zeitlin, Brad Riesau-DL Media, Igor Butman, Eduard Zizak, Cephas Bowles, Thurston Briscoe-WBGO, Joni Caryl-KKJZ, Al Jazzbeaux Collins, Al & Leslie Wilcox, Scott Cooper, Danny Woody, BB King,  Yucel "Ali" Atiker, Derek Sivers-CD Baby Team, Bruce Hatch, David Angress-Guitar Center, Elke Abate, Wolfgang Lucke-Musikmesse, Bert Gerecht, Birdland Hamburg, Manhattan Plaza Operations, Joris Dudli, Francoise Pujol, Ron Polte, Nils Gessinger, Peter & Sigi Tangermann, Jimmy Smith, Jimmy "James" Thorsen, Jim Preston, Pat Martino, Bob Moog, Lee Oskar, Todd Anderson, Stephen Ferrone, Neil & Vera Witchard, John Entwistle, Alan Hall, Tootsie Bean, Lazy Larry Fredson, Olivier Hutman, Holda Paoletti-Kampl, Rob Howard-Accordions Worldwide, Corey James-Red Jazz, Jason Batchelder-CASIO, Mustafa & Maralyn Jammal, Kate Newman, Betty Heywood-Music China/NAMM, Bryan Tracy, Abe Thomas, Laurence Cottle, Joe Barnes-Whirlwind Cables, Glenn Derringer-KUSTOM, Andy Christo, Gabriel Coburger, Leslie Levitas, Teresa Nelson-S.F. Sheriff's Dept. Ray Grappone, Anatoly Kiryushkin-JAZZ-QUAD Minsk, Jaideep VG-RAVE INDIA, Wendy Oxenhorn-Jazz Foundation of America, Robert & Otmar Hutya, Terri Price, Matthew & Terence Hallinan, Joe Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Darhame, Tony & Joe Aloia at Digital Authoring Solutions,
All friends, family and musicians without whose support this album would not be possible! And all the Viewers of Jon Hammond Show tv show now in it's 29th year and Listeners of HammondCast Radio Show on KYOU Radio 1550 AM-San Francisco!
Jon Hammond & Band

HammondCast 28

HammondCast 28
HammondCast 28 HammondCast 28 for KYOU Radio 1550 AM “Afternoon Slide” Show. Music from Jon Hammond’s new album NDR SESSIONS Projekt, track 3: “Theme from Black Orpheus”, “Blues in the Night” and later at end of the show: “Payphone Johnny”, recorded in NDR Studio 1 in Hamburg Germany with NDR Engineer RUDY GROSSER at the controls. Musicians: LUTZ BUCHNER-tenor saxophone, JOE GALLARDO-trombone, HEINZ LICHIUS-drums, JON HAMMOND-XK-3 Hammond Organ/Bass. This new album is on the Ham-Berger-Friz Records Label. *Mixed and mastered by JOE BERGER & Pro Tools Specialist JIM ROBERTS. Going back in the “Hammond Time Machine” to year 1971 with a live recording of Jon’s old Rock band HADES playing “Greasy Legs” in a Provo Park concert in Berkeley CA with musicians JIMMY “JAMES” THORSEN-guitar, STEVE WRIGHT-bass, DAVE “DA” DANZA-drums, JON HAMMOND-A100 Hammond Organ. Jon tells the story of his song “Get Back In The Groove” and track “Sidewinder”. Plus 2 selections from guitarist Claus Ruckbeil: “Here’s that Rainy Day” and “That Old Feeling” recorded at “JB Studios” in Berlin Germany. http://www.HammondCast.com
Submitted by: Jon Hammond
Submission Date: 2006-02-26 08:48:38
Categories: Blues, Jazz, Music
Type: audio/mpeg
Size: 26.5Mb

This audio is part of the collection: Ourmedia

Artist/Composer: Jon Hammond
Keywords: JazzBluesHammondCastKYOUSan FranciscoHamburg
Creative Commons license: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs

NDR Studio 1, Jazz Hamburg, Knut Benzner, Jon Hammond, Local 802 Musicians Union, Coltrane, Hartman, XK-3 organ, Excelsior Accordion, HammondCast, KYOU Radio

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