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 07, 2012

Jon Hammond -- Then and Now

Jon Hammond -- Then and Now Then and Now Jon Hammond playing custom electric Giulietti Classic 127 accordion in Topanga Canyon CA and in Times Square New York playing his custom Excelsior AC/R with Sennheiser electronics http://www.accordionradio.com/ Then and Now Jon Hammond playing Giulietti and Excelsior accordions http://www.accordionradio.com/ Then and Now Bernard Purdie and Jon Hammond playing in Zanzibar and Grill NYC 1990, Bernard and Jon 2010 Winter NAMM Show http://www.HammondCast.com/ — with Bernard Purdie and Bernard Purdie Jon Hammond Trio Opener at Bill Graham's Fillmore Auditorium San Francisco

*WATCH THE VIDEO: http://ia700503.us.archive.org/21/items/JonHammondFillmoreAuditoriumIntroductiontoPocketFunkJonHammondTrio/FillmoreIntroductiontoPocketFunk.m4v



Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men (Trio) special edition opening for Sons of Champlin at Fillmore Auditorium
San Francisco June 4, 1999 original composition(s) Late Rent - Introduction to Pocket Funk Jon Hammond organ and bass, Barry Finnerty guitar, James Preston of Sons of Champlin band drums special thanks Bob Barsotti
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Jon Hammond hair illuminated in the Fillmore lights like a hair aura standing at his trusty Hammond XB-2 organ going through the house system via 2 direct input boxes

L to R: James Preston - drums, Jon Hammond - organ, Barry Finnerty - guitar in Jon's dressing room
backstage at The Fillmore. Jon is holding a surprise bucket of Moet Champagne with card sent back
to him by old friend Bob Barsotti of Bill Graham Presents, thanks a million Bob!
The card said: Dear Jon: Welcome to The Fillmore!

Jon Hammond touching sign with his own name on his dressing room door backstage at Bill Graham's
Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco CA

FLASH! Jazz Great Jon Hammond takes the new Hammond SK1 on its maiden voyage onstage in Germany. Congratulations to Jon for being the first ever to play our new model on a gig! Great job, Jon, and your band too!

Jon Hammond First Road Test Sk1 Pocket Funk


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.



Fillmore Auditorium, Bill Graham Presents, Jon Hammond, Sons Of Champlin, Organ, Funky, James Preston, ASCAP, HammondCast, KYOU Radio, MNNTV To mark the 500th performance of the HAIR Musical Revival Show, they generously gave away 500
tickets to the 500 'early birds' such as myself, photo: standing on line 8AM for 10AM open
box office:

While I was standing on the line the CBS MoneyWatch field reporter Megan Jordan came walking up
the line with her camera man interviewing people on the line.
I told Megan about my audition for the first San Francisco cast of HAIR in 1968 when I had a lot
of hair. They told me, You look perfect...then they had me sing and it was over real fast!
Jon Hammond circa 1968 :

The sound for the show was excellent, the band is all top Local 802 Musicians Union musicians. I
checked out the audio mixing console during intermission

After the highly energetic show the cast comes right in to the audience

Sadly they just announced that they will be closing the show on June 27th after a highly
successful run of over 500 performances

*Note: Paula Abdul of American Idol was sitting nearby me in the Orchestra Section on this night.



Broadway Is Losing Its ‘Hair’

Published: June 10, 2010
The current Broadway production of “Hair,” which won the 2009Tony Award for best musical revival, will close on June 27, its producers said on Wednesday. “Hair” began turning a profit in August, after recouping its capitalization costs of $5.76 million"

Hammond shown here with Bernard Purdie and Jerry Jemmott backstage at HAIR

Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Jon Hammond, Jerry Jemmott backstage at Hair Show

L to R: Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Jon Hammond, Jerry Jemmott aka Gerald “Fingers” Jemmott backstage at Hair Show at the Al Hirschfeld Theater on Broadway NYC.

Jon Hammond says: Be sure and catch the HAIR Show while you can at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, the
show is very relevant and the cast and musicians are top notch.
USA Tour Dates TBA (to be announced) A strong anti-war statement, the 60's Spirit Lives onstage nightly at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Meet the Tribe http://www.hairbroadway.com/tribe


with music by Galt MacDermot, Hair was conceived by actors James Rado and Gerome Ragni.

Peace, Anti-war, Local 802 Musicians Union, Bernard Purdie, Wilbur Bascomb, Jon Hammond, HammondCast, Al Hirschfeld Theatre, Galt MacDermot, Aquarius, Vietnam, Be-in, Rock Musical Summer Concert Jazzkeller Frankfurt Soon I Will Be Free Jon Hammond Band *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond Band Summer Concert Jazzkeller Frankfurt SOON I WILL BE FREE



Frankfurt Germany -- Jon Hammond getting picked up for the gig - Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/jon-hammond-s-59th-birthday-party-musikmesse-warm-up-finale-song-6182466 — at Victoria Hotel Frankfurt Ulrich Vormehr Yashko Golembiovsky Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles (ACA) Marco Wriedt Paul Rachman Director/Producer at Film DIrector - AMERICAN HARDCORE Harry Petersen U. of Colorado Hamburg Germany -- Head Phone Jon Hammond Band Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/head-phone-newessbar-hamburg-jon-hammond-band-6068555 Jon Hammond Band in concert in Newessbar Hamischa - L to R: Lutz Buechner tenor sax, Joe Berger guitar, Heinz Lichius drums, Jon Hammond at Sk1 Hammond organ http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150609337502102&set=a.10150603399857102.376340.558692101 Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b13jUY8WR_A Newessbar Hamischa Hamburg Get Back In The Groove Tribute to 9/11 Jon Hammond Band Lutz Buechner tenor sax Heinz Lichius drums Joe Berger guitar Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ Original composition by Jon Hammond International ASCAP Thanks Olaf and Roman Kumutat It's almost time for the 4 Amigos World Guitar Show again folks, this time in San Mateo CA July 14-15 in the San Mateo County Event Center - photo Marc Baum at last year's show - Jon Hammond http://jonhammondband.blogspot.com/2012/01/jam-session-day-1-california-world.html http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150908519762102&set=at.61160682101.82732.558692101 San Francisco CA -- Newly renovated famous Golden Gate Park Windmills - Jon Hammond http://www.golden-gate-park.com/windmills.html http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20110913/WIRE/110919869 San Francisco windmill restoration marks milestone By ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO — Crews restoring the Murphy Windmill in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park are celebrating a milestone. Crowds watch as workers place a 64-ton dome on the historic landmark Murphy windmill during its repair in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. The windmill was constructed in 1905 and is one of the largest windmills in the world. It originally served to irrigate the park. The dome was repaired in Holland. The flags below the American and San Francisco flags are the Dutch and Irish flags. The windmill's 68-ton copper dome was placed back on top of the structure on Monday after undergoing nearly a decade of restoration. The work is part of a multi-million dollar project to bring the six-story windmill, which once pumped water to the rest of the park, back online. Built in 1905, the windmill languished for decades until the restoration work began in 2002. The project is expected to be completed by the middle of 2012, when the windmill's sails and gears should be back on and the area around it landscaped. The project is being funded by public and private money. — at Dutch Windmill San Francisco CA -- The entrance to Baker Beach - Jon Hammond http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baker_Beach Baker Beach is a public beach on the peninsula of San Francisco, California, U.S.. The beach lies on the shore of the Pacific Ocean to the northwest of the city. It is roughly a half mile (800 m) long, beginning just south of Golden Gate Point (where the Golden Gate Bridge connects with the peninsula), extending southward toward the Seacliff peninsula, the Palace of the Legion of Honor and the Sutro Baths. The northern section of Baker Beach is "frequented by clothing-optional sunbathers". As such it is considered a nude beach.History Baker Beach is part of the Presidio, which was a military base from the founding of San Francisco by the Spanish in 1812 until 1997. In 1904, it was fortified with disappearing gun installations known as Battery Chamberlin, which can still be viewed today. When the Presidio was decommissioned as a U.S. Army base, it became part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which is administered by the National Park Service. From 1986 to 1990, the north end of Baker Beach was the original site of the Burning Man art festival. In 1990, park police allowed participants to raise the traditional large statue but not to set it on fire, since the beach enforces a limit on the size of any campfires. Subsequent Burning Man events have taken place in Black Rock Desert, Nevada. A fatal shark attack occurred on Baker Beach on May 7, 1959[5] when 18-year old Albert Kogler Jr. was attacked by a great white shark while he was 15 feet deep in water. This was the only shark attack recorded on Baker Beach. Large outcrops of serpentine cliffs occur along the Pacific coast near Baker Beach. When rising from the land surface, serpentine produces a low-calcium, high-magnesium soil that can allow for rare species of plants to develop in the vicinity. This may explain the presence of Hesperolinon congestum (the Marin Dwarf Flax, a threatened plant) in surrounding areas — at Baker Beach. Baker Beach - Jon Hammond Musikmesse Frankfurt -- Barrie Freeman of Hammond Suzuki UK & Jon Hammond - I've been to 26 Musikmesse's (consecutively) but Barrie's got me beat! - JH http://www.hammondorgan.co.uk/ Hammond Organ UK FaceBook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hammond-Organ-UK/284971118200473 *Michael Michael Falkenstein takin' care of biz by the organ http://hammond.de/ Germany http://www.HammondCast.com/ — with Michael Falkenstein and Barrie Freeman at Musikmesse Frankfurt Moscow Russia -- Ed Zizak taking a killer solo on my Theme Song "Late Rent" Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOMLzIdc82g Jon Hammond Trio in Moscow Russia with Igor Butman tenor sax Eduard Zizak drums Jon Hammond organ, full power Late Rent break song with amazing psychedelic solo from Eduard on James and Wess Blues dedicated to organist Jimmy Smith. Special thanks Faina Cobham, Hammond Suzuki, Camera: Jennifer http://www.jonhammondband.com/ — with Ed Zizak at Verkhnjaja Radishchevskaya St. 21 Moscow Russia Vadim Eilenkrig Moscow, Russia Севастьянов Дмитрий Moscow, Russia Алексей Беккер Гнес 1976 Honda Civic CVCC my very first brand-new car - Jon Hammond *wearing one of my custom Panama Hats from Arthur at Hand The Hatter of Boston Combat Zone http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150944323417102&set=a.61160682101.82732.558692101 Combat Zone Boston MA -- Hand The Hatter, Arthur was one of the greatest hatters of all times. I had all my hats custom made by him when I was playing Hammond organ 7 nights a week in the Zone - at World Famous 2 O'Clock Club, Picadilly, Mouse Trap and some of the other 'continuous adult entertainment' clubs back in the 70's - Jon Hammond http://www.csmonitor.com/1988/1011/rhat.html By David Holmstrom, Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor / October 11, 1988 Boston IT'S a hot day on LaGrange Street. Across from the gaudy Club New Orleans, on the shady side of this street in Boston's notorious ``combat zone,'' Arthur Stephens takes a small paring knife out of his pocket. He carefully cuts through the black threads of time. ``Six and seven-eighths,'' he says quietly. In his hand is a beige man's hat. No measuring, no guessing the size. He knows hats, this hat, any hat. The knife cuts the threads holding the old, black hatband. It falls to the floor. ``This is a good beaver hat,'' says Mr. Stephens, twirling it over the knuckles of one hand. He will spend the next hour or so in loving restoration of another man's favorite hat. For 54 years, inside a narrow LaGrange Street shop darkened by time and steam, and filled with the rakishness of hats on pegs everywhere, Stephens has plied the almost forgotten art of a hatter. Like a poet polishing verbs, Stephens makes, restores, and repairs fine hats. During the half-century he has been motivated by the axiom ``A man doesn't looked dressed unless he wears a hat.'' ``My sisters were hat trimmers,'' he says proudly, ready to nurture just about any stained, drooping hat into new sheen and bearing. ``My father was a hatter, and my brothers were hatters, too. See, I like what I'm doing. You gotta like what you're doing. I'm 80 going on 81. Arthur Stephens is the only bona fide, art-for-the-sake-of-art hatter left in Boston. Once there were dozens. Ernesto Marrone has been a customer for 10 years. ``You can't get this kind of service anywhere else,'' he says, ``not even in New York. I wear hats because I grew up in an old Italian neighborhood where hats were customary.'' Long before Stephens bought the shop on LaGrange, a man named Hand first opened it on a downtown Boston street. The year was 1860, the year Abraham Lincoln was elected President, and Mr. Hand proclaimed his shop ``Hand the Hatter.'' The shop thrived down one century to another, satisfying Bostonian gentlemen who wore homburgs, panamas, top hats, trilbies, derbys, westerns, fedoras, and even boaters. And when the young and ambitious Stephens bought the shop in 1934, he kept the name. Today, above the door, slightly weathered and melancholy, a black-and-white sign still says, ``Hand the Hatter.'' The small shop window - protected by a steel grate - is so dusty and gray there is no seeing through it. One step up and through the open door and into the musty shop, and you have entered a time warp sliced from a faded calendar, circa 1930, with hats, hats, and more hats. ``You walk in here and say, `How come all this junk is here?''' says Stephens, a small man with rounded shoulders and a gruff, sentimental voice. ``But everything is ready for any kind of hat. You never know when you're going to use this stuff.'' ``This stuff'' lying about is a Noah's ark of the hatter's craft. Shelves and tables full of wooden hat blocks, shelves full of wooden flanges to shape brims, a 40-year-old hissing copper boiler (steam for steaming the hats), ancient cans of ``luring'' grease (to bring out the sheen of hats), an old ``ironing'' machine that heats and shapes the crown of hat while it spins slowly on a block, and off in one corner a bulbous, heated ``sand'' machine (a flannel bag filled with heated beach sand) to lower over a hat on a flange to shape or reshape the brim. ``I used to work until 2 in the morning,'' says Stephens, recalling the heady, quicker pace of the 1930s. ``Saturdays, Sundays. I'd go out to eat, take a shower at a hotel, come back here, and go to work again. I could knock off maybe 40 to 50 hats a day. Today if I do eight or 10 I'm doing a big day's work.'' Stephens acknowledges that it was probably a hatless President named John Kennedy who helped take the steam out of the men's hat business. That and all the vets returning from World War II as men who refused to wear hats anymore. Add the long hair of men in the 1960s, and hats had a dim future. ``Kennedy didn't wear a hat,'' says Stephens, ``and everybody stopped wearing them. Men are wearing all different kinds of hats now, but still not like they used to. Do I wear hats? Sure. I keep a couple in my car.'' He pauses by the ironing machine, watching the blocked brown hat turning as the hot ``iron'' moves automatically and slowly around it, squeaking all the way. On a shelf a fan pushes the hot air around. His voice lowers. ``Way back I made hats for Jimmy Durante,'' he says. ``His valet used to come here and get them. He'd say, `Jimmy needs a couple of hats,' and I'd know just what he wanted. Basil Rathbone used to buy hats from me, too.'' A new hat from Stephens will cost from $125 to $150. A restoration begins about $20 and often ends there, no matter how long it takes. ``I never really check the time, to tell you the truth,'' he says. ``I like the work, and when it's done, it's done.'' In the late afternoon a customer of 35 years comes in: a stocky, older man named Mitch with a straw hat needing the brim smoothed and stiffened. Stephens repairs the hat in minutes, using the sand machine and some deftly applied glue. ``I bought my first custom-made hat here in 1950,'' says Mitch, standing at the small counter near an enormous old cash register with a hand crank. ``I got one he made me a few years ago, and a couple of others,'' says Mitch. He says he would like another, a light gray this time. He and Stephens strike an accord. A price of $85, with $40 down. Stephens fills out an order. Mitch peels off two $20 bills on the counter. ``I don't want you pushing yourself,'' he says to Stephens. They both laugh and agree that three weeks should be long enough to fashion the hat. They shake hands. Mitch says warmly, ``I need you. Don't push yourself on this.'' Minutes later, a young man in a leather vest and tie enters and picks up a custom-made hat, a tan, narrow-brimmed trilby. Stephens packs the hat in a new Stetson hat box and tosses in a cluster of small red and yellow feathers for the hatband. When the young man leaves, Stephens says: ``If you're any kind of a businessman, you throw a man a few feathers.'' Late in the afternoon he sits in one of the four old chairs just inside the front door in a pensive mood. ``These are all old customers now,'' he says quietly. ``They know I won't sell them a bad hat. If I had said a $100 for the hat, Mitch would have paid it. No arguments.'' — at Combat Zone Combat Zone Boston MA -- Hand The Hatter, Arthur was one of the greatest hatters of all times. I had all my hats custom made by him when I was playing Hammond organ 7 nights a week in the Zone - at World Famous 2 O'Clock Club, Picadilly, Mouse Trap and some of the other 'continuous adult entertainment' clubs back in the 70's - Jon Hammond http://www.csmonitor.com/1988/1011/rhat.html By David Holmstrom, Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor / October 11, 1988 Boston IT'S a hot day on LaGrange Street. Across from the gaudy Club New Orleans, on the shady side of this street in Boston's notorious ``combat zone,'' Arthur Stephens takes a small paring knife out of his pocket. He carefully cuts through the black threads of time. ``Six and seven-eighths,'' he says quietly. In his hand is a beige man's hat. No measuring, no guessing the size. He knows hats, this hat, any hat. The knife cuts the threads holding the old, black hatband. It falls to the floor. ``This is a good beaver hat,'' says Mr. Stephens, twirling it over the knuckles of one hand. He will spend the next hour or so in loving restoration of another man's favorite hat... New York NY -- Main man Chris in B&H Used Dept. cameras - Jon Hammond — at B&H Photo Video Pro Audio New York NY -- B&H Chris' picture of me in Cameras Used Dept. (with my camera) - Jon Hammond — at B&H Photo Video Pro Audio http://www.bhphotovideo.com/ Dan Del Fiorentino You are the hardest working man in show business !! 18 hours ago · Jon Hammond Thanks a mill' Dan! You also, and documenting the histories to prove we existed - many thanks Dan! Jon Charlie-Annie Sherman Berklee College of Music Silvia Pagni Pineto Javier Morgado Asensio Works at Músico Baterista P Mauriat HQ Works at P. Mauriat Musical Instruments Frankfurt Germany -- 1821 parking places are free in Parking Lot Area A folks! - Jon Hammond — at Zeil - Frankfurt am Main North Beach San Francisco -- BMW parked on Wednesday morning street cleaning side of Grant St. - Jon Hammond — at Caffe Trieste North Beach San Francisco -- Caffe Trieste early morning on 4th of July - Jon Hammond — at Caffe Trieste Jon Hammond in Mike's Cupcake Cafe Ninth Avenue NYC - photo by Elmar Lemes Hamburg St. Pauli -- Krystyna's Kandle at Gunther's Honky Tonk Bar Hopfenstrasse 34 - Jon Hammond http://www.myspace.com/jonhammondshow/photos/6289626 Lydia Pense interview with Jon Hammond in famous Starbucks San Lorenzo California -- Lydia Pense interview with Jon Hammond in famous Starbucks 11,798 Lydia Pense vocalist of Cold Blood on Jon Hammond's daily radio program HammondCast on KYOU Radio 1550 AM. Hear Lydia speak with Jon about how the band got it's name and subsequently Cold Blood was one of the first rock groups to be signed by Bill Graham's Fillmore Records. The story of how legendary singer producer Donny Hathaway came to produce Lydia and Cold Blood and talking about the musicians living and deceased. Lydia's newest album is entitled 'Transfusion' - http://www.HammondCast.com/ Thank you, posting this interview was great and heartwarming to this Lydia Pense fan from the 60s when Cold Blood came out. Got the original album, several cds which I have played to scratch mode. No one matches her intensity and soulfulness. she had that clear quality that Janis sometimes didn't bring because of the vocal differences, but many thanks. Love it! valreshel 1 year ago THANK YOU! I love Lydia & Cold Blood. ChrisOtheBigC In early 70's I saw Cold Blood in Cleveland at the Agora. I saw Tower of Power many times in the area then as well. I formed a band called "Shop Talk" a cold blood song, all we did was cold blood and tower of power in Cleveland Akron area. IT was a lot of fun. No one comes close to Lydia is strength, soul, vigor, passion, and she is buatiful to boot, a very attractive woman. jonathonlallo in reply to unlimited93065 (Show the comment) Cold Blood may not have gotten the same kind of widespread recognition that many of their Bay Area peers received back in the day, but that still doesn't excuse the fact that they were a force to reckon with. As for Lydia, she truly is one of the great soul singers of our time and aging ever so gracefully at 60. Her and Bettye Lavette are definitely proving a point that one can survive the ravages of the industry by just being strong-willed and committed to their craft. PROPS!!! PeekaPeep Glad Lydia is doing her thang--a power house vocalist. I have her solo album and it still stands up to the test of time3 years ago I went to the same high school as Lydia. Saw her tear it up way before she joined Cold Blood & tore up the crowd at The Fillmore which they did, Was there for that too. She's always been great. Person & Singer-Still Rock'en 6749er they are not in the same atmosphere.Unfortunately a lot of people back East never heard of Lydia. she is a beast of a singer. Janis in my opinion was very overrated.Lydia underrated the lady got soul. bmwstan in reply to Patequi (Show the comment) 3 years ago Loved her on Let Me Down Easy & I'm A Good Woman -- Janis Joplin on roids! MizMackie Very cool. What is your dad up to musically speaking? One of the all time best drummers I've heard. JoeGrunt5 in reply to cstoltie (Show the comment) I grew up around her till I was about 6 years old. I am Sandy McKee's son. Her voice was and is still amazing. I listen to the original Cold Blood music all the time. Wonderful to see Lydia is still hanging tough! Lexuses71 I saw Cold Blood for the first time back in 1970 when they shared a double bill with Tower of power in a small club in Oakland. Lydia is head and shoulders above Janis Joplin. In 2006 I saw a reformed Cold Blood and just like back in the day, they were extremly funky and greasy with Lydia sounding as great as ever. Check out their recent new album and a recently issued live recording from circa 1973 that is a fine representation of how they sounded at their peak of popularity Patequi I saw cold blood in Seattle in September. They were awesome and Lydia still had it 100% — with Lydia Pense and Lydia Pense at Starbucks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPvu1cOUSMs Jazz Kneipe Berlinerstr. 70 - Jon Hammond Band Frankfurt Germany -- Jazz Kneipe Berlinerstr. 70 - Jon Hammond Band http://www.jonhammondband.com/ I played 207 gigs in the famous JAZZ KNEIPE Frankfurt at Berlinerstr. 70 until Regina the boss finally closed the doors and moved to Spain a few years ago, usually in Duo, sometimes as Trio but more often than not as Solo. This was a special occasion because my bandmates from California came over so I had them on the gig with addition of Sgt. Al Wittig of U.S. Air Force on tenor, James Preston of Sons of Champlin band drums, Barry Finnerty gtr., myself Jon Hammond at XB-2 Hammond organ. This was a very special place frequented by all the musicians after there gigs. A 5 hour gig until wee hours of the morning, Live Music 7 days a week in rotation with musicians like Piano George, Izio Gross, Wilson de Oliveira and members of HR Bigband. Regina introduced me to Tony Lakatos the Hungarian tenor saxophonist who I play with still today. The club was not large but it had a great atmosphere and was always a safe place to hang out until as late as 5AM. Sadly the Jazz Kneipe is still shuttered there on Berlinerstr. directly behind the Frankfurter Hof Hotel. All musicians tip their hat when they pass by. There's a lot of music in those walls! JH Band original composition "Head Phone" with Atilla Zoller (RIP) in the house that night - JH — with Jon Hammond Organ Group and Jon Hammond Band at Berlinerstr. 70 Frankfurt http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwm1evylatI *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jesse Money returns! Jesse Rocks Last Night on Eddie Money Band NYC http://archive.org/details/JesseMoneyReturnsJesseRocksLastNightOnEddieMoneyBandNyc Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/jesse-money-returns-jesse-rocks-last-night-on-eddie-money-band-nyc-6087608 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbOPs2ZQT18 Jesse Money (Daughter of Eddie Money) returns to BB King's NYC and rocks the place, 4 years after I covered her there - here she delivers the goods on a medley of hits with an astounding maturity and powerful vocal with dead on intonation. Great job Jesse! I'm really happy to see her back on the band - Jon Hammond HammondCast http://www.HammondCast.com Eddie Money Band http://www.eddiemoney.com/

Jesse Money returns! Jesse Rocks Last Night on Eddie Money Band NYC

Jesse Money (Daughter of Eddie Money) returns to BB King's NYC and rocks the place, 4 years after I covered her there - here she delivers the goods on a medley of hits with an astounding maturity and powerful vocal with dead on intonation. Great job Jesse! I'm really happy to see her back on the band - Jon Hammond

Jesse Money, vocals, eddiemoney, rocks, house, hammondcast, Jon Hammond, BB King's, New York, hammondcast *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Introducing Julian Money Drums on Eddie Money encore Shakin' in NYC http://archive.org/details/IntroducingJulianMoneyDrumsOnEddieMoneyEncoreShakinNyc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndMNfc_0j8Y Introducing Julian Money drums (Son of Eddie Money) on Eddie Money Band encore Shakin' last night in New York City at BB King's covered by Jon Hammond HammondCast http://www.HammondCast.com Julian rocked it! - Jon Hammond http://eddiemoney.com/
Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/introducing-julian-money-drums-on-eddie-money-encore-shakin-in-nyc-6087132
Julian Money, drums, eddiemoney, shakin', introducing, hammondcast, Jon Hammond *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Pocket Funk 2012 Jazzkeller Frankfurt Musikmesse Warm Up Party Jon Hammond Band http://archive.org/details/LargeSizePocketFunk2012JazzkellerFrankfurtMusikmesseWarmUpPartyJon
Pocket Funk! Voila!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nn6BjZoJyEk Jon Hammond's annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt featuring Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, special guest: Lee Oskar harmonica and Jon Hammond at the Hammond Sk1 organ powered by TecAmp 2 x 12 Neodymium rig special thanks to Thomas Eich TecAmp. This evening marks 26 years continuous Musikmesse for Jon and also on his 59th birthday, special thanks to the Saray Pastanesi Baeckerei & Konditorei bakery for baking the beautiful Chocolate on Chocolate cake which you will see in this film, thank Martina for wonderful presentation, Eugen Hahn, Marc and all Jazzkeller Frankfurt Team, Messe Frankfurt, P.Mauriat Music Saxophones Alex Hsieh team, Suzuki Hammond, Tombo Lee Oskar team, camera by Jennifer http://www.HammondCast.com see you next year! Pocket Funk as heard on The Jon Hammond Show TV program on MNNTV and on Late Rent album - Behind The Beat http://behindthebeat.com/2004/12/jon-hammond-late-rent/ by Steve Rosenfeld "Jon Hammond says "the fingers are the singers.'" The latest CD from this exceptional and soulful Hammond organist is the proof. "Late Rent" draws on decades of great recording sessions and top live performances to showcase his own playing and many top jazz and funk artists. It shows why the Hammond organ is one of the most enduring electric instruments and why Hammond is one of its best players." http://www.viddler.com/v/364ac2e9 Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/pocket-funk-2012-jazzkeller-frankfurt-musikmesse-warm-up-party-jon-hammond-band-6083494 http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10150694644712102 VIMEO http://vimeo.com/40250628
Frankfurt Germany -- Hammond Suzuki Sk1 Organ Stage Keyboard is awarded 2 top prizes MIPA Keyboard of The Year - Jon Hammond reporting Michael Falkenstein *here with MIPA Award gave acceptance speech in English, nice job Michael!
Product Award Tastenwelt Keyboard of The Year Stageorgeln from Thilo M. Kramny and Karl Stechl of PPVMEDIEN GmbH held high by Siem Lassche as Jennifer Schiele Michael Falkenstein (pointing) of Hammond Suzuki Europe Germany and Dirk Mertens of HS Europe look on BB King's, eddiemoney, HammondCast, house, Jesse Money, Jon Hammond, New York, rocks, vocals

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