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, September 18, 2010

Jon Hammond About.me hammondcast launch

Jon Hammond About.me hammondcast launch


Jon Hammond

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Jon began his musical career at age 12 in the San Francisco Bay Area playing organ and accordion in bands and solo engagements, first recording studio dates 1968 when he met Robert Moog who personally delivered the Moog III to San Francisco Radical Laboratories where Jon was working at the time and jamming daily with members of Quicksilver Messenger Service, he next joined original rock band Hades with which he played until moving East to attend Berklee. Playing 7 nights a week in Boston's notorious Combat Zone next lead to touring with successful show band Easy Living and then became house organist at the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club Cape Cod MA where he played private parties for Tip O'Neill Speaker of The House. Returning to SF for a reunion concert in 1980 with Eddie Money and members of Tower of Power, next Jon moved to Europe where he lived and played for a number of years, still playing annually where he has an enthusiastic following. Jon began hosting his own TV show "The Jon Hammond Show" in 1984 and is now in 27th year on cable TV in Manhattan and heard daily on KYOU Radio HammondCast Show with regular appearances at international trade shows. http://www.HammondCast.com

About.me, Jon Hammond, Suzuki, Digital B3, XK-1, XK-3c, Organ, Excelsior, Accordion, Musikmesse, Jazzkeller, Jazz, Funky, Soul, Blues, KYOU Radio, Local 802 Musicians Union, Berklee College of Music, ASCAP

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Jon Hammond Banner Ad on NuMuBu

Special thanks to Cliff Schwartz for his excellent artwork on the Jon Hammond NuMuBu banner ad:

NuMuBu Empowering Musicians !


Jon Hammond on NuMuBu


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Cliff Schwartz, Cirque du Soleil, Soulvation, Clifford S., Graphics, Jon Hammond, NuMuBu, Empowering Musicians, Jazz, Funky, Soul, Blues, XK-1, Organ, Local 802 Musicians Union, Accordion

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HammondCast 186 KYOU Radio Audio Podcast

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HammondCast 186
HammondCast KYOU Radio from Frankfurt Germany today live at Jazzkeller Frankfurt Jon Hammond's annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party "When I Fall In Love", "Lydia's Tune" "No X-Cess Baggage Blues" "Late Rent" with TONY LAKATOS, GIOVANNI GULINO, JOE BERGER on Jo
Last Aired:Jun 17, 2010
12:00pm - 12:45pm
This is an ON DEMAND Podcast:

This is the largest international music trade show in the world. Next Musikmesse will take place April 6-9 2011, so Jon's Musikmesse Warm Up Party will take place on Tuesday night April 5th 2011 back in the Jazzkeller Frankfurt http://www.jazzkeller.com/ see you there for 25th year Jubiläum!

Joachim Hildebrand Style Photos of Jon Hammond Band Jazzkeller Frankfurt annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party 2010

Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone

Jon Hammond XK-1 Organ

Joe Berger aka The Berger-meister guitar

Giovanni Gulino drums

Jon Hammond and Waichiro Tachikawa - Suzuki Hammond 音楽教室のご案内

Special thanks Thomas Eich TecAmp

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Hammond Artist, British Airways, HammondCast, Jazzkeller Frankfurt, KYOU Radio, Local 802, Love, Lufthansa, Musikmesse, Star Alliance, Union, United Airlines, XK-1 Organ

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

HammondCast 194 KYOU Radio Audio Podcast

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HammondCast 194
HammondCast 194 KYOU Radio ARETHA FRANKLIN "Until You Come Back To Me", RAY CHARLES "I Used To Be So Happy", STEVIE WONDER "I Was Made To Love Her", BILLY PRESTON "Nothing From Nothing", LUTHER VANDROSS & MARIAH CAREY "Endless Love", THE YOUNGBLOODS "Get Together", ART BLAKEY and THE JAZZ MESSENGERS "Moanin'  http://www.HammondCast.com 45 minutes
Last Aired:Dec 31, 1969
4:00pm - 4:00pm
This is an ON DEMAND Podcast:

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Billy Preston, ARETHA FRANKLIN, Jon Hammond, Luther Vandross, Mariah Carey, The Youngbloods, Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, HammondCast, KYOU Radio, Local 802 Musicians Union, Funky Jazz

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Part 10 Jon Hammond Memorable Gigs, People and Places

Part 10 Jon Hammond Memorable Gigs, People and Places

Jon Hammond Band playing for the homeless people on a Bread and Roses concert, L to R: Bob Scott, Jim Thorsen aka Jimi James, Marc Baum, Jon Hammondhttp://www.jonhammondband.com/

Michael Maier Falkenstein Director Hammond Suzuki Deutschland - Hammond Germany at Frankfurt Musikmesse with special friends Jon Hammond, Jo Mikovich, Joe Berger 

Salvatore Mertens aka PICO from the Star Club Hamburg with his friend Jon Hammond outside the marquis of PICO schauspiel in Delphi Music Theatre, Jon Hammond Band performed on the after-show 1997 

Hotwire Records summit meeting and dinner in Frankfurt Germany with main man Bert Gerecht far right, Jon Hammond middle, Barry Finnerty left

Jon Hammond Trio in concert in Paris France L to R:
Boris Blanchet tenor saxo, Amaury Blanchard batterie / drums, Jon Hammond orgue in a special club restaurant inside an old train station with incredible variety shows

New York City memorial to the incredible brave Fire Fighter and First Responders just after the terrible 9/11 day, everyone still in shock 

Ronald Chitin owner of Entree restaurant club in Hamburg Juliasstr. with Jon Hammond

Cotati Accordion Festival Director Clifton Buck Kaufman and Jon Hammond at Cotati Accordion Festival 

Jon Hammond playing his Excelsior accordion in his NYC apartment

Jon Hammond with long-time NBC Stage Manager Jeff Samaha on the set of Tom Brokaw Evening News in 30 Rock 

Jon Hammond at home next to his road case for his deadly super-nuclear Leslie organ speaker built for him by Bill Beer R.I.P. Keyboard Products of Los Angeles CA *photo in NYC in Jon's home. Amazing piece, Jon uses it when playing big rock gigs

Flying home from Germany just after it was announced bombing of Afghanistan had started in response to 9/11 attacks, Jon Hammond and his Girlfriend decided it was time to go home 
http://www.HammondCast.com/ headline on Stars and Stripes Newspaper Jon picked up every morning at AFN Radio TV Headquarters where Jon did some broadcasting when it was located in Frankfurt (has since moved to Mannheim Germany)

Jon Hammond Band with Bernard Purdie drums in Zanzibar and Grill with Big Ed saxophone shown partially, Jon Hammond playing B3 and 2 Leslies stacked that were modified by Goff Professional of Newington CT 

Jon Hammond Band in Cave NYC lower East Village NYC Bernard Purdie on drums, Jon is looking to Bernard from the organ 

Bernard Purdie drums on Jon Hammond Band at Zanzibar and Grill NYC gig with David Fathead Newman R.I.P. saxophone 
http://www.jonhammondband.com/ *YouTube clips online: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RddZWYFfRHw

Jon Hammond putting on his famous 'Jon Hammond Boots' Italian, before taping of The Jon Hammond Show TV Show, now in it's 27th year MNN TV

Jon Hammond in Mesenheim Germany lighting his famous giant S.T. Dupont Laque De Chine lighter photo by Bert Gerecht 

Jon Hammond in Mesenheim Germany with Sony GCS-1 industrial SuperBetamovie camcorder and Jon's famous Halliburton pilot's flight case photo by Bert Gerecht

Jon Hammond in Mesenheim Germany with his famous S.T. Dupont giant lighter Laque De Chine, photo by Bert Gerecht 

The day Jerry Garcia died August 9, 1995 (age 53) Jon Hammond put the USA Today headline on his organ, shocked to see this news as he was pushing his organ to a gig in Frankfurt Germany, photo by the Zeil in Frankfurt 

Barry Finnerty signing record contract with Danny Chriss for Arabesque Records, Jon Hammond put the deal together and also took the photo (and also made Barry wear a tie for the signing appointment) 

Jon Hammond Band backstage at Brotfabrik in Frankfurt Hausen, seen on left Herbert from Brotfabrik, Uwe Gehring seated next to Jon Hammond with Allen Wittig standing hands on hips and Joe Berger far right 

Jon Hammond Band playing in very smokey club in Red Light District of Frankfurt Germany, I think it was Intim Bar, Uwe Gehring guitar, Giovanni Gulino drums, Allen Wittig tenor sax, Jon Hammond organ 

Jon Hammond Band playing at wedding of good friends Al & Leslie with Marc Baum tenor sax, Barry Finnerty guitar, Dave Danza drums, Jon Hammond at his 1965 Hammond B3 with 2 Leslies stacked 

Les Paul R.I.P. photo by Jon Hammond
at Fat Tuesdays NYC

Jon Hammond in Mesenheim Germany photo by Bert Gerecht
http://www.HammondCast.com/ Jon with his trusty Sennheiser HD 25-1 studio headphones

Jon Hammond in front of Jazz - Kneipe Frankfurt on Berlinerstr. 70 where Jon Hammond played 207 gigs 
http://www.jonhammodnband.com/ on the program with Piano George, Izzio Gross and other Jazz Kneipe regulars

Jon Hammond's special artist model Yamaha grand piano (white) he bought from Peter Frampton (who had 3 of them) 

Keyboardist organist Brent Mydland R.I.P. with Grateful Dead in Paris France photo by Jon Hammond 

Jon Hammond in concert at Frankfurt Musikmesse

Ruth Finnerty (Barry's Mom) and Barry Finnerty next to Jon Hammond's organ on the wheels waiting for the Amtrak Train near the tracks in Berkeley CA
http://www.jonhammondband.com/ on the way to a gig up north.

Joe Berger at the bus used for John Entwistle Band, an old Silver Eagle bus Hotel California formerly used by The Eagles in San Francisco CA photo by Jon Hammond before concert at Slim's in SF 

Tino Pavlis and Joe Berger at the motel in Anaheim CA during the Winter NAMM Show photo by Jon Hammond 

Starring Joe Berger guitar, Frank Levi passed out after surviving the big Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989 and Bess at Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim CA

Jon Hammond happy birthday! 1981 March 20 cutting birthday cake

Bread and Roses, Homeless Shelter, Musikmesse, Salvatore Mertens, Pico, Star Club, Hotwire, Bert Gerecht, Boris Blanchet, 9/11 tragedy, First Responders, Clifton Buck Kaufman, Excelsior Accordion, Jeff Samaha, NBC Evening News, Tom Brokaw, Keyboard Products, Bill Beer, Super Leslie, Stars and Stripes, AFN Radio TV, Bernard Purdie, Zanzibar, Beatle Boots, S.T. Dupont, Jerry Garcia, Danny Chriss, Arabesque Records, Frankfurt, Red Light District, Smokey Club, Les Paul, Sennheiser HD 25-1, Headphones, Jazz Kneipe, Peter Frampton, Grand Piano, Brent Mydland, Grateful Dead, Ruth Finnerty, Amtrak, John Entwistle, Frank Levi, Sam Ash Music, Local 802 Musicians Union

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