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.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Jon's Journal SF County Jail Show HammondCast November 8 2012

*LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE: Jon's Journal SF County Jail Show HammondCast http://archive.org/details/HammondCast_17 Downloaded 3,749 times HammondCast 17, just back from Hamburg Germany where I recorded my new album, an official production of NDR Radio in Studio 1 with some of my all-time favorite musicians: Lutz Buchner (Sax), Joe Gallardo (Trombone), Heinz Lichius (Drums), myself-Jon Hammond (XK-3 Organ/Bass) and Engineer: Rudy Grosser in Studio 1 NDR Radio. I'll be playing some selections rough mixes (not so rough actually!) as my Christmas gift to the listeners, and speaking of Christmas...from inside San Francisco County Jail #8 "Pod E", a live recording of my trio's annual Christmas Prison Show with the great tenor saxophonist Larry Schneider & Ronnie Smith Jr. on drums along with myself on keys playing the Christmas classic: "Have Yourself a Merry Christmas". Every year I tell the ladies "And ya' better be good!" And from the Studio 1 NDR Sessions my original blues shuffle: No X-Cess Baggage Blues, some fine playing by Lutz on one of my favorite ballads: My One and Only Love and my theme song: "Late Rent". Special thanks to Knut Benzner of NDR Radio for co-producing these recordings now heard on KYOU Radio, 1550 on the AM Dial. Jon Hammond http://www.HammondCast.com "The FINGERS...Are The SINGERS!"...and the wind is blowing North by North East! Jon Hammond 2 very special jazz friends of mine this evening at Local 802 Musicians Union - Rudy Sheriff Lawless the great jazz drummer and beacon of inspiration - and Gina Reder aka Gina Jazz! Jon Hammond — at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM On the Night Before The Big Vote - Jazz is alive and well one week after Hurricane Sandy at Local 802 Musicians Union in New York City folks! This evening I played the early bird set with these great musicians, my all-time favorites here - L to R: The great Richard Clements jazz pianist extraordinaire, Mike Comoia the great veteran tenor saxophonist, myself Jon Hammond at the organ and one of the greatest jazz bassists in New York - Bob Cunningham, and he is a killin' vocalist occasionally and pianist as well - special thanks to Jazz Foundation of America *Note: Photo by Greg Bandy with my camera, thanks Greg! — with Bob Cunningham at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM Folks, I will be the #1 voter today at my polling place - got here 5AM, early shot so you know I am not messing around. In less than 45 minutes I'm going to be pulling the lever for President Obama and everybody in my building is also - I don't know one person who is voting for the other guy. NYPD is on the scene to make sure there won't be any hanky panky..this is the big day people! - Jon Hammond #1 Voter at my polling place - photographic proof - Jon Hammond *Note: The scanning machine is scanning my paper ballot at 6:13AM. It is a little bit tricky, supervisor said mine was A-OK and of course I voted for President Obama and V.P. Joe Biden, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Democratic early bird voter here in New York City - JH — at Times Square Get on down to your polling place and vote my fellow Americans! *Note: There is a tricky thing on the ballot - it says "Vote for any four" in one group of four. I had the supervisor come in and sure enough he told me that it is really "Vote for ONE of four" - he told me if I voted for all 4 it would invalidate my ballot. Take care to do it correctly folks. Jon Hammond — at Times Square Voting Day 2012 after-the-vote breakfast at the diner with Joe Berger and Jon Hammond the early bird voters in Times Square NYC — with Joe Berger at Theatre Row Diner Yea'!!! It's President Obama & V.P. Joe Biden Folks!!! Many congratulations to everybody, we came..we voted..the people have spoken and we have a very good man and very good V.P. back in the Whitehouse for next 4 years - so fantastic!! I voted for him super-early, they put #1 on my voting card at 6AM after waiting from 5 in the morning while still dark - I hear the people partying in Times Square outside my window - this is a great night and another new beginning, god bless and thanks to all my personal friends who came out and voted for President Obama all over the place, Jon Hammond New York NY USA Jon Hammond @HammondCast New beginning god bless thanks to all my personal friends who came out & voted for President Obama, Jon Hammond NY USA pic.twitter.com/MHIgOCLl https://twitter.com/HammondCast/status/266042298104705024/photo/1 Yea'...Four more, congratulations everybody!! and especially to President Obama and V.P. Joe Biden, thank you for your dedicated service!! Jon Hammond — with President Barack Obama Four More Years, President Barack Obama, SF County Jail Show, Early Bird Voter, Richard Clements, Mike Comoia, Bob Cunningham, Jon Hammond, Jazz Foundation of America, Local 802 Musicians Union, American Federation

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Sunday, November 04, 2012

Jon's Journal November 4 2012 HammondCast Radio Show

*LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE: HammondCast Radio Show Downloaded 3,093 times http://archive.org/details/HammondCast_25 HammondCast 25 from organist/accordionist Jon Hammond, broadcasting from San Francisco with Clifford Brown Jr. & Chris Cortez talking about Jon's music and fresh new tracks from Jon's forthcoming record: "NDR SESSIONS Projekt" with saxophonist LUTZ BUCHNER, trombonist JOE GALLARDO, drummer HEINZ LICHIUS and JON HAMMOND on the new Hammond XK-3 organ/bass recorded in NDR Radio's Studo 1 with NDR Engineer RUDY GROSSER at the controls. Selections include "Satin Doll", Jon's composition "Payphone Johnny", "Polka Dots and Moonbeams", "No X-Cess Baggage Blues" and news of JON HAMMOND Band's upcoming tours to Germany and Russia to play at MUSICFEST in Moscow and concerts in St. Petersburg Russia with JOE BERGER and added Russian Musicians on the band. Visit Jon Hammond's official website: http://www.HammondCast.com *Member Local 802 & Local 6 Musicians Union/ASCAP Composer Publisher-JON HAMMOND International, Inc. Break of Dawn - Jon Hammond *Don't forget to set your clocks and watches back tonight folks!...and your microwave ovens, VCR's, etc. - JH Late Rent - Jon Hammond Band theme song in Le Bar Bat New York City http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151134385727102 Youtube http://youtu.be/q-YrmuO4q_8 ALEX FOSTER tenor sax of Saturday Night Live Band CHUGGY CARTER percussion JAMES PRESTON drums of Sons of Champlin BARRY FINNERTY guitar JON HAMMOND organ Camera - JOE BERGER Youtube *as heard on The Jon Hammond Show TV Show and HammondCast Show KYOURADIO ©JON HAMMOND Intl. ASCAP http://www.jonhammondband.com/ Jon Hammond Band at JAZZKELLER Frankfurt 8,532 Annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party Youtube http://youtu.be/JeJnFnvP3yw featuring: TONY LAKATOS-tenor sax JOE BERGER-guitar HEINZ LICHIUS-drums JON HAMMOND-XB-2 Organ/Bass NAMM 2012 Sunday Blues Session Hammond Suzuki Mercy Mercy Sk1 Best of Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/namm-2012-sunday-blues-session-hammond-suzuki-mercy-mercy-sk1-5909628 First time to NAMM Show - Suzuki Harmonica artist KOEI TANAKA from Tokyo Japan with JOE BERGER aka The Berger-Meister on guitar through Leslie G37 guitar combo amp, SWISS CHRIS getting down with custom Vic Firth drum sticks only on practice pad for low volume trade show performance with JON HAMMOND at Sk1 Hammond combo organ and SCOTT MAY vocals resurrecting lyrics of Illinois band The Buckinghams (1967 release) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Buckinghams for this classic bluesy funky tune having fun all together with Suzuki and Hammond first time combined stands full power! Special thanks to Suzuki Musical Instruments Team - Waichiro 'Tachi' Tachikawa, Mr. M. Terada, Shuji Suzuki, Shigeyuki Ohtaka, Yu Beniya, Hammond Suzuki USA Dennis Capiga, Scott May, Jay Valle, NAMM President Joe Lamond Jon's flight case Gator GKPE-49-TSA http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/jon-hammond HammondCast http://www.HammondCast.com N-Fusion looking good guys! NuMuBu Musicians Site Chief Clifford Schwartz (middle) back in town with Joe Berger and Jon Hammond http://www.numubu.com/153010-profile-jon-hammond.html — with Joe Berger and Clifford Schwartz R.I.P. Eddie Sorenson - Levittown Long Island New York *in middle in this photo, L to R: Jon Hammond, Eddie Sorenson, Eddie Money. I was in a band with the 2 Eddie's in 1970-'71, Eddie was an excellent guitarist and vocalist. My deepest condolences go out to the Sorenson Family, Eddie Money and all Eddie's friends. I have just been informed of this very sad news Eddie Sorenson has died. Sincerely, Jon *Photo at BB King's NYC, either on Eddie's bus or backstage - JH — with Eddie Money and Official Eddie Money at B.B. King Blues Club Eddie Sorenson, Eddiemoney, Jon Hammond, Chris Cortez, KCSM, Clifford Brown Jr., 3,093, Jazz, Blues, NDR Radio, Hamburg, San Mateo, Local 802 Musicians Union

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