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.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Summer NAMM | NAMM.org Jon Hammond Organ Group

Summer NAMM | NAMM.org Jon Hammond Organ Group LINK: Summer NAMM | NAMM.org Jon Hammond Organ Group

Jon Hammond Organ Group

Performance Info
Music City Center
Acoustic Nation Lobby Stage
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 3:15pm to 3:45pm
Artist Info
Jon Hammond: Organ / bass Leader
Joe  Berger: guitar
Roland Barber: trombone

Artist Bio: 
JON HAMMOND Instruments: Organ, Accordion, Piano, Guitar Attended: Berklee College of Music 1974, City College San Francisco Languages: English, German Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Hammond Organ. 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. 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 with the late great trumpet player Lou Colombo and developed a lasting friendship with House Speaker Tip O'Neill. 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. 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 weekly show is now in it's 30th year and has influenced the broadcasts of David Letterman and others. Billboard Magazine hailed Jon's show as "The Alternative to MTV". LINK http://youtu.be/7TApELTO1XI Head Phone - Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie of Jon's Band Featuring Bernard Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Alex Budman, Joe Berger2, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Stephen Fortner, Scott May, Joe Berger rips it up! Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Hilton Anaheim Lobby Special Program on 80th Anniversary of Hammond Organ USA - Front of House / FOH Mix by Brian English - Denny Mack Audio - announcement - Stephen Fortner - Editor Keyboard Magazine Jon Hammond Organ Group *Note: "Head Phone" composed by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND Intl. ASCAP recorded with Bernard Purdie originally on Jon's album Late Rent in year of 1989 - Big Special Thanks to Jay Dittamo for standin' in the cuff for Bernard, thanks Jay! special thanks to Scott May and Gregg Gregory Gronowski - Hammond Suzuki Musical Instruments Team

   Live broadcast            
HammondCast Radio Broadcast with original Music and Stories from Jon Hammond "Train Song" and "Get Back in The Groove"
Summer NAMM, NAMM Show, Nashville, Music City Center, Hammond Organ, Funky, Swinging, Jazz, Blues, Guitar, Trombone, Sk1, B3, ASCAP Composer, Local 802, Musicians Union

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

LATE RENT - ASCAP Audio Portrait: Jon Hammond

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: LATE RENT - ASCAP Audio Portrait: Jon Hammond http://www.ascap.com/audioportraits/h/jon_hammond_rent.aspx 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. The Late Rent Story Swingin' Funky Jazz & Blues Two Hot Tracks Sonny's Advice Top Albums by Jon Hammond http://www.amazon.com/Jon-Hammond/e/B001LHTWJQ/ref=ntt_mus_dp_pel Late Rent - 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." Jon Hammond Band official Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband Front Line Jon Hammond Band - Photo Credit to Master Photographer Lawrence Gay of The West Coast Live Radio Show - L to R: Joe Berger guitar, Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Koei Tanaka Suzuki Harmonica, Jon Hammond - Sk1 Hammond organ at The NAMM Show Recordings with Bernard Purdie, Stephen Ferrone, David Fathead Newman, Tony Lakatos, Barry Finnerty, Joe Berger, Joe Gallardo, James Preston, Lee Oskar, Chuggy Carter, Alex Foster, Cornell Dupree, Ray Grappone, Lutz Buechner, Heinz Lichius, Giovanni Gulino Al Jazzbo Collins https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/late-rent/id30945539 photo by Teddy Fung Late Rent, ASCAP, Audio Portrait, Funky, Jazz, Blues, Hammond Organ, Jon Hammond, B3, Accordion, Composer, City Hall Records, Ham-Berger-Friz Records

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Czechoslovakian Salsa Song Jon Hammond Band rear camera

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Czechoslovakian Salsa Song Jon Hammond Band rear camera Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/CzechoslovakianSalsaSongJonHammondBandRearCamera Czechoslovakian Salsa Song by Jon Hammond at Jon's annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous Jazzkeller Frankfurt Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ - Jon Hammond Band co-written with the mythical Czech Salsa King "Saul Salsakovitch" ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP rear camera: by Aurelia Natalini with camera direction by Tino Pavlis - Jon Hammond's organ is powered by a markbass amplifier - Jon Hammond Organ Group http://www.jonhammondband.com Youtube http://youtu.be/mf7FUSyGQ40 CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1142094 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1yyccq_czechoslovakian-salsa-song-jon-hammond-band-rear-camera-hd-720p_music Facebook Jon Hammond Band http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=843645145664284 Czechoslovakian, Song, Music Party, musikmesse, Frankfurt, Hammond Organ, Jon Hammond, ASCAP Composer, Local 802, Musicians Union

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