Jon Hammond We’re going to send up some music power in honor of Gregg Gregory Gronowski and his family tomorrow evening – see you on the bandstand Mr. Berger / Joe Berger! Arcada Theatre St. Charles

Jon Hammond We’re going to send up some music power in honor of Gregg Gregory Gronowski and his family tomorrow evening – see you on the bandstand Mr. Berger / Joe Berger! Arcada Theatre St. Charles

*Just last June, Gregg Gronowski MC’ing Hammond Party in Nashville Tennessee
Director Of Sales And Marketing
Company NameHammond USA
Dates EmployedJun 2012 –

Jon Hammond The sky is on fire here in lovely Saint Charles, Illinois / Land O’ Lincoln Boys! The heavens are opening up to send up the music to Gregg tomorrow night – Jon – Big Hellooo Hammond Organ USA & Suzuki Musical Instruments !

Yes I’m coming home to my birthplace Chicago, Illinois on a very special mission – Chicago directly below – coming in for a landing for the big gig for Gregory Gronowski Family tomorrow – I’m in town and not messing around – Jon Hammond

“Introduction and Words about Gregg Gronowski for Sound Soul Summit for Gregg – Arcada Theatre – Jon Hammond at the microphone and Organ
Good evening St. Charles! We are here this evening to honor Gregg Gronowski and send up our music straight from the heart – I know everybody here in the Arcada Theatre was touched by Gregg and the amazing work he did with Hammond in just a few years working together with Scott, Ray Gerlich and Hammond USA Team and Suzuki Musical Instruments Team since he took over Sales and Marketing in 2012 – Gregg was a fine musician and a fine person – always professional and Gregg had a very special type of dry humor which I came to appreciate — I am proud to call him a friend – that I miss very much!
Let’s get right down to some music, I’m very happy to introduce on Tenor Saxophone: Steven Eisen – Drums: Sam Jewell, Joe Berger – guitar and yours truly at the Hammond organ.
This tune is from my first album, it’s entitled “Lydia’s Tune” – I wrote it in Paris in 1981 – Thanks Gregg & Lori and everybody for coming together for this here in the Arcada, thanks Ron Onesti for this fine bandstand and hospitality!
Program:
1. Lydia’s Tune
2. Cookin’ at the Arcada
3. (Late Rent chaser)? – 10 minutes ”

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-ecn-hammond-organ-st-0217-20170210-story.html
“Hammond organ concert to benefit family of Gregg Gronowski”
Kathy Cichon
Elgin Courier-News
The Hammond organ seems to inspire not just loyalty amongst the musicians who play it, but also a spirit of camaraderie.

“It’s not joining the Elks or the Moose Lodge or something, but it is a fraternity/sorority… People helping and coming together. A lot of this was formed by Gregg. If you needed help, Gregg was there to help,” said Scott May, organist for the Ides of March and project manager/artist liaison for Hammond USA. “That selflessness and brotherhood became the order of the day, and it’s been wonderful to have that with so many artists and so many big names. It started with Gregg, and now we perpetuate.”
More than 20 Hammond artists will come to together Wednesday, Feb. 22 at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles for the sixth annual Hammond Sound Soul Summit. The concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m., features musicians from across the genres including rock, jazz, pop, Gospel and more. During this year’s Summit – the first time the event is held in the Chicago area – they will celebrate the life of Gregg Gronowski, Hammond USA’s director of sales and marketing. Gronowski, who is credited with helping to create the family-like relationship among the Hammond musicians that’s affectionately dubbed “HamFam,” died in August 2016 following a massive stroke. All proceeds from the concert will benefit Gronowski’s family.

“He was a great guy, a special guy. He’s brought together this Hammond family,” said Robby Robinson, longtime music director for Frankie Valli. “He was kind of the Papa Bear of the HamFam. All of this Hammond organ people have this affinity and brotherhood so to speak, that it really is kind of a family. It’s really special, and I’m so blessed to be a part of it.”
The night of music features what May calls “an unprecedented lineup” of Hammond musicians across a variety of musical genres.

“You don’t get to see these artists together in one place. You’ll never see Mark Stein from Vanilla Fudge and Dr. Lonnie Smith together in the same show,” May said. “You’ll never see some of the Gospel artists and some of the rock artists together in the same show. It demonstrates the depth of Hammond family and the camaraderie we have.”

Among those performing are jazz legend Dr. Lonnie Smith, Mark Stein of Vanilla Fudge, Emiko, Rev. Jimmie Smith, Red Young of Eric Burdon’s The Animals, Kevin McKendree of the Brian Setzer and Delbert McClinton bands, Yates McKendree, former Tower of Power musician Ellis Hall, Kim Tibbs, Jon Hammond, Jim Afredson, Tommy Leershen, Justin Dillard, Anthony Williams of the Bobby Jones Gospel TV show, Marine LaCoste of Uncle Kracker, Gary Swan from Etta James’ band, Steven Eaklor, Peter Gallinari of Leslie West’s and Richie Scarlett’s bands and Jim Kozak. Also performing is May with the Ides of March featuring Jim Peterik, as well as Robinson with members of the Jersey Boys cast.

“We’re going to do a medley of Frankie Valli songs,” Robinson said. “I’ve been living those songs for ever and ever. ”

During the Summit, musical equipment donated by Addison-based Hammond – including an organ – will be raffled, with those proceeds also going to Gronowski’s family.

“Gregg was very, very special to the company. He wasn’t a keyboard player, he was a bass player by trade,” May said. “He learned a lot about the instrument and did a lot to bring the company up to a modern level.”

Robinson said Gronowski was a genuinely warm person who connected with everyone, and that he had a real passion for music and the Hammond organ. That passion for Hammond is something Robinson shares.

“I’ve been playing Hammond since the 60s. I own eight Hammond organs,” said Robinson, who is also a composer and producer.

What is it about the instrument that inspires such devotion?

“There is no other organ in pop music or rock music or Gospel music that has become the standard bearer for the instrument in any of those genres. It just doesn’t happen,” Robinson said. “It’s a one of a kind instrument. It’s hard to quantify exactly … but there’s no doubt that anybody who is Hammond organ player has a love affair with the instrument.

“I love to play piano but when I sit down at the Hammond organ, it’s the most fun thing I do in music,” he said. “There’s a special connection that I cannot articulate what it is, because it’s such an emotional experience that it’s hard to define it. But it is consistent and it is real.”

And during the Sound Soul Summit, audience members will have a chance to share that experience when the artists perform.

“Guitarists get all the press. Everybody loves guitar players. They get all the press and all the action. The keyboard players kind of sit back,” May said. “Now this is time for the keyboard players to step to the front of the stage and shine.”

Kathy Cichon is a freelance reporter for the Elgin Courier-News.

Hammond Organ Sound Soul Summit

When: Feb. 22

Where: Arcada Theatre, 105E. Main St., St. Charles

Tickets: $25-$100

Information: 630-962-7000 or http://www.arcadalive.com

Copyright © 2017, Naperville Sun

St. Charles, Illinois — Colonial Cafe getting powered up for the big gig for Gregory Gronowski Family tomorrow – I’m in town and not messing around – Jon Hammond – historic St. Charles Location, good food and ice cream!

Japan Music Fair LIVE Get Back In The Groove XK5

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Japan Music Fair LIVE Get Back in The Groove XK5 featuring Koei Tanaka and Joe Berger plus special guest Tokuichi Inoue chromatic Harmonica Masters from Suzuki Musical Instruments – Jon Hammond is playing the new XK-5 Hammond organ and high power Leslie Speaker, the new standard in Hammond B3 digital organ, best modern Hammond organ in history, enjoy! Jon Hammond photo Steve aka Shunichi Horiuchi! http://www.HammondCast.com

Tokyo Japan — thanks for photo Steve aka Shunichi Horiuchi! – Tokyo Japan — I love playing this organ XK-5 aka XK5 Hammond, come join us for Day 2 Japan Musical Instruments Fair in Suzuki Musical Instruments stand folks! – Jon Hammond

Tonight’s the night! – St. Charles Arcada Theatre

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Over The Rainbow Pop Up Organ Trio Session In Canopus Drums NAMM Show Stand

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Over the Rainbow Pop Up Organ Trio Session in Canopus Drums NAMM Show Stand, classic organ trio hit jazz and blues with Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ, Heinz Lichius playing Canopus drums, Arno Haas P. Mauriat 保爾‧莫莉亞 Taiwan Pmauriat Albest tenor saxophone

– Jon’s organ is powered by TecAmp USA bass amp with 12″ neodymium speaker, Jon’s beautiful Italian designer stand special thanks to Bespeco Professional from beautiful Castelfidardo
Italy! – at the 2017 Winter NAMM Show, the rainiest one since 1992!
Enjoy, Jon Hammond all images ©JON HAMMOND International, the wonderful
camera work of Lawrence Gay and Jesse Gay merci beaucoup! http://www.HammondCast.com/ — with Pmauriat Albest, Arno Haas, Arno Haas, Jon Hammond Organ Group, Jon Hammond Band, Canopus Drums, TecAmp USA and NAMM Show at NAMM Show

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Richard Nixon’s Dupont Cigar Lighter Checked out by Leo Fender his Wife Phyllis meets Jon Hammond and Joe Berger TWA Flight from Frankfurt

Frankfurt 1988 — TWA Flight with Leo Fender, Phyllis Fender, Joe Berger, Jon Hammond – Leo’s long-time business partner Dale Hyatt and Richard Nixon’s lighter! – Happy Birthday Leo Fender August 10th! – Jon Hammond Band
Coming back from musikmesse in March of 1988

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TWA 747 Jumbo Jet, waiting to board for flight from Frankfurt to Kennedy Airport – March 1988 returning from Musikmesse

Leo Fender, Dale Hyatt, Phyllis Fender, Joe Berger, Jon Hammond, TWA Airlines, Frankfurt Musikmesse – Leo Fender’s birthday today August 10th

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Anaheim California — Wrapped up now at the rainiest NAMM Show I can remember since 1992, when Katella Avenue turned in to a little river – in those days we stayed 5 guys to a room in a ‘suite’ at the Heidi Inn motel which was located directly across the street from the original round Anaheim Convention Center before the posh new digs were built – good times and of course we had the best parking spot, all we had to do was cross Katella and we were there! – Jon Hammond
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Jon Hammond Show Public Access TV Broadcast 02 11 NAMM Show Wrap Up

Photo by Lawrence Gay – Drummer Heinz Lichius from Hamburg Germany and Jon Hammond seated on the rained out CenterStage presented by Pioneer DJ

Jon Hammond reminiscing about past NAMM Shows in the NAMM Oral History Program

San Francisco CA — Summer of Love 50th People Gathered in Support of Boots Hughston Park Permit Hearing Which was Denied Flashback to 40th from Jon Hammond

Photo credit Chris Smith – L to R
Jon Hammond, Donny Baldwin, David Freiberg (Jefferson Starship) earlier today at San Francisco City Hall

San Francisco City Hall​ — 50th Anniversary Summer of Love​ of Love Support for Boots Hughston​ permit hearing – Jefferson Starship​’s Donny Baldwin​, David Freiberg​ , Chris Smith​ keyboards for Starship – photo: Jon Hammond​

– if all goes smooth we’ll see ya’ June 4th in Golden Gate Park for the big gig folks!
“Summer of Love Event Permit Hearing Open to Public 10am February 16th in Room 416 San Francisco City Hall, show up! Jon Hammond c u there”
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Rainbow in Berkeley CA!

Pmauriat Albest, Arno Haas, Arno Haas, Jon Hammond Organ Group, Jon Hammond Band, Canopus Drums, TecAmp USA, #NAMMShow #PopUp #Rain #HammondOrgan #Rainbow

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Summer of Love 50th People Gathered in Support of Boots Hughston Park Permit Hearing Which was Denied Flashback to 40th from Jon Hammond

San Francisco CA — Summer of Love 50th People Gathered in Support of Boots Hughston Park Permit Hearing Which was Denied Flashback to 40th from Jon Hammond

Photo credit Chris Smith – L to R
Jon Hammond, Donny Baldwin, David Freiberg (Jefferson Starship) earlier today at San Francisco City Hall

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Summer of Love 50th People Gathered in Support of Boots Hughston Park Permit Hearing Which was Denied Flashback to 40th from Jon Hammond

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West Fest Celebration of 40th Anniversary of Woodstock free concert in Speedway Meadows Golden Gate Park Oct. 25, 2009 covered by Jon Hammond HammondCast KYOU Radio releasing of the doves, Jefferson Starship, Lester Chambers, El Chicano, Paul Lobster Wells, Bruce Lattimer shots by Mr. Hammond backstage and from crowd going to #29 bus ©JON HAMMOND Intl. – special thanks Boots Hughston, Terence Hallinan

photo credit: Jude Gold / Ipek Davaz, Designer
Wow…Rock Historic Photo from Chris Smith this morning folks!:

“Chris Smith Donny speaks! He actually had no idea they were going to ask him to speak. He totally improvised and hit it out of the park. Go Donny! Peace and love! ❤️ (Donny Baldwin)”

San Francisco City Hall​ — 50th Anniversary Summer of Love​ of Love Support for Boots Hughston​ permit hearing – Jefferson Starship​’s Donny Baldwin​, David Freiberg​ , Chris Smith​ keyboards for Starship – photo: Jon Hammond​

– if all goes smooth we’ll see ya’ June 4th in Golden Gate Park for the big gig folks!
“Summer of Love Event Permit Hearing Open to Public 10am February 16th in Room 416 San Francisco City Hall, show up! Jon Hammond c u there”
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Photo by Lawrence Gay — Jon Hammond​

Tomorrow folks!
50th Anniversary Summer of Love​ Event Permit Hearing Open to Public 10am February 16th in Room 416 San Francisco City Hall, show up! Jon Hammond c u there
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Summer of Love Event Permit Hearing Open to Public 10am February 16th in Room 416 San Francisco City Hall, show up! c u there, Jon Hammond

Breaking News By Sam Whiting folks / SFGATE

http://www.sfchronicle.com/art/article/Parks-commission-gives-Summer-of-Love-anniversary-10938889.php?cmpid=gsa-sfgate-result

Park Commission says no to Summer of Love anniversary concert
By Sam Whiting, San Francisco ChronicleFebruary 16, 2017 Updated: February 16, 2017 7:02pm

Julius Karpen, who was the manager for Big Brother and the Holding Company, speaks at a rally by supporters of a proposed Summer of Love concert on the steps of City Hall in San Francisco, Calif. on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 before attending a meeting of the Recreation and Park Commission to appeal a decision to deny a 50th anniversary concert in Golden Gate Park. Photo: Paul Chinn, The Chronicle:

A City Hall rally followed by two hours of impassioned testimony that included a man on his knees begging and a sing-along to “Give Peace a Chance” failed to convince the San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission that it should allow a free 50th anniversary Summer of Love concert in Golden Gate Park.

By a unanimous vote Thursday, the commission upheld a staff decision to deny promoter Boots Hughston a permit for his planned June 4 event at the Polo Field in Golden Gate Park.

Because of concerns over public safety, traffic, lack of organization and a wildly fluctuating crowd-size estimate, Hughston was advised to find a partner with more concert promotion experience and submit a new application. This almost certainly means a free concert will not happen during the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, he said.

“We’ve given them everything already, but I’m willing to do it again,” Hughston said after the vote. He promised to resubmit an application, “but I don’t see what difference that will make.”

Hughston said he has spent nine months on the event and planned to pay the $200,000 cost out of pocket. Because he had put on a 40th anniversary Summer of Love celebration in the park, he believed his permit probably would be granted and announced the concert a few weeks ago. Performers were to include Eric Burdon and War, and the original rhythm section of the Santana Blues Band.

But his permit application had not been approved, and on Feb. 7 Rec and Park sent Hughston a terse rejection letter.

Turns out the bands were no more agreeable than Rec and Park.

Michael Carabello, conga drummer with the original Santana band, read about the show in The Chronicle and called to say, “This is the first I’ve heard of it.”

On Facebook, Burdon’s wife and manager, Marianna Burdon, wrote: “This world is full of deluded characters spreading false information for their own opportunistic purposes. … Eric was never confirmed, as I declined the appearance immediately and the fact is, War was never even mentioned in our discussion.”

But Hughston had another Eric up his sleeve: Clapton. His name was bandied about, along with the Dalai Lama, at Thursday’s hearing.

The day had started with great promise. After the rain, about 100 flower children — yes, they still exist — carried placards to the steps of City Hall.

After a rally, they checked their placards at the door and proceeded to a fourth-floor hearing room. The capacity of 63 was soon met. When commission President Mark Buell asked how many planned to testify, 63 hands went up. So he set a two-minute maximum for each speaker.

“That should get us out of here by late tonight,” he said.

When advised of these rules, Brian Rohan, who described himself as a “hippie lawyer” starting with client Ken Kesey, said, “I understand what the rules are. I’ve been breaking every rule in this city for 40 years.”

But everyone calmed down and was nearly put to sleep by a long budget discussion that preceded the appeal. Many of the speakers, who overflowed into a secondary room, took their full two minutes just to give their Summer of Love credentials, though none could top Buell’s own.

Not only was he here, he said, but also his stepdaughter was born during the Summer of Love. Her name is Summer Tompkins.

One by one they lined up to vouch for the reputation of Hughston, 68, a real estate flipper living in Mill Valley who was a colleague of the late Family Dog promoter Chet Helms.

“The whole world is watching us. How can we not have a Summer of Love concert?” said Trina Robbins, 78. “The worst thing that might happen is that a bunch of senior citizens get stoned on pot.”

The thought of this reduced Ann Cohen, one of the founders of the San Francisco Oracle underground newspaper, to tears.

“We are all in our 60s and 70s,” she pleaded, “and we want to do it again one more time.”

But even tears could not stop Boots from getting the boot. Which is rare, because of the 55,000 Rec and Park permits sought each year, less than 1 percent are denied.

“The commission did not deliberate for one second,” said Kenneth Wine, attorney for Hughston. “This was a setup from the get-go.” Wine said he is advising Hughston to take the Summer of Love to Oakland.

“Whatever heart was beating in San Francisco got put to rest by the Park Commission today,” Wine said.

Sam Whiting is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: swhiting@sfchronicle.com Instagram: @sfchronicle_art

See Boots Hughston pleads his case for a Summer of Love anniversary concert: http://bit.ly/2lpfqA6

Mill Valley CA — Very powerful photo of my friends Nick Gravenites and Julius Karpen at Memorial for my old friend Ron Polte – 2 icons of Blues and Rock,
#NickGravenites @NickGravenites (The Electric Flag) #JuliusKarpen (Manager of Big Brother and The Holding Company)

transplanted to California from Chicago just as myself and Ron as well – great to see Nick & Julius! Jon Hammond​
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“Breakfast with Ron, rest in peace Ron Polte manager of Quicksilver Messenger Service – Band​, Ace of Cups, Wild West Fest – Jon Hammond”
“– RIP my friend Ron Polte – manager of Quicksilver, Ace of Cups, Wild West Fest – Jon Hammond (my band opened for Copperhead on one of the very few live gigs they played in 1972 at The Longbranch Saloon) Tam Junction and Piatti Mill Valley Restaurant – Breakfast with Ron, rest in peace Ron Polte – Jon Hammond : *Note: We had a lot of fun in the old days at 759 Harrison Street San Francisco when we shared rehearsal space with The Quicksilver Messenger Service at Bruce Hatch’s San Francisco Radical Laboratories aka SF Rad Lab in years 1968 / 1969 (not to be confused with radiation lab folks! I am still in touch with QSM guitarist Gary Duncan, sending my condolences Gary! – JH”

Jon Hammond goes organic with the Osterizer model 442 Beehive classic blender….danger I’m back in the kitchen folks!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osterizer
Osterizer is a brand which has been used by Oster Manufacturing for its line of blenders since 1946. It is claimed to be the first mainstream brand of blender,[1] though technically the Waring blender brand was introduced in 1937.

In 1946, Oster acquired the Stevens Electric Company, which had received a patent on the liquifying blender in 1922. Oster itself was bought by Sunbeam Corporation in 1960.

Osterizer blenders tended towards heavy construction and motors. While this raised cost, many early-model Osterizers still function today, and are more powerful than a majority of contemporary consumer blenders. Oster Platinum Face 60-Minute Timer celebrated the 80th Anniversary on December 2010. – Oster

Anaheim, California​ — Good to see my friend Achim Gleissner​ at Winter NAMM Show​!
Jon Hammond​
#Sennheiser #evolutionmicrophone

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Sennheiser​ evolution microphone Jon Hammond Breakfast Interview

I am deeply saddened to lose my good friend and fellow musician Rudy Lawless folks

– Rudy Sheriff Lawless – Rudy was a shining light of inspiration and my go to man for council for many years – he played with more dynamics than any drummer I’ve ever played with and right up until the end he was taking his drums all around NYC on the same Kart-A-Bag wheels we all use – most generous and swinging cat…my heart goes out to Gloria and all those who loved Rudy – Rest In Peace Rudy! Sincerely, Jon Hammond

Session at Canopus Drums NAMM Show with Arno and Heinz – Photos by Lawrence Gay

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NAMM Show Canopus Drums Session by Jon Hammond #WATCHMOVIE HERE: NAMM Show Canopus Drums Session by Jon Hammond Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/NAMMShowCanopusDrumsSession

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NAMM Show 2017, Camera Credit: Jesse Gay, thanks Jesse! — Thanks to our good friends at Canopus Drums for the Organ Trio Session today with Heinz Lichius drums, Arno Haas tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond​ organ – powered by TecAmp USA neo bass cabinet – and beautiful Italian designer Keyboard Stand by Bespeco Professional, Alex Mingmann Hsieh / P. Mauriat 保爾‧莫莉亞 Taiwan

Terence Hallinan SF DA pic by Jon Hammond HammondCast Summer of Love 40 special guest Boots Hughston
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By hammondcast | Posted August 23, 2009 | San Francisco, California

*LISTEN TO HammondCast HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzxbtNsPovo

HammondCast 129 KYOU Radio, special guest BOOTS HUGHSTON organizer of Summer of Love 40th and West Fest – the Woodstock 40th anniversary celebration in San Francisco, LYDIA PENSE & COLD BLOOD “Face The Music”, “It Could Be YOU”, TERRY HAGGERTY & SONS OF CHAMPLIN “Things Are Getting Better”, JAMES BROWN “I’ll Lose My Mind” James at the organ, BILL DOGGETT “High Heels” JON HAMMOND “White Onions” © www.HammondCast.com

Anaheim, California​ — Sunday Blues and Jazz Session in Hammond Suzuki NAMM Stand 5104 with Jon Hammond​ at the Sk1 Hammond organ, Joe Berger​ guitar, Chuggy Carter​ percussion, Koei Tanaka​ master chromatic harmonica player from Tokyo aka Suzuki Santa – Photos by Lawrence Gay co-producer of West Coast Live Radio Show

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NAMM Show​ – Hammond Organ USA​- Suzuki Musical Instruments​

Awesome photos by Lawrence Gay – Joe Berger playing in Hammond Organ USA Stand number 5104 at NAMM Show traditional Sunday Session, – we’ll all be playing Feb. 22nd Memorial bash in memory of Gregg Gronowski at Arcada Theatre – hope to see you there!
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L to R Jon Hammond – Donny Baldwin – David Freiberg

Donny Baldwin, David Freiberg, Jon Hammond, Summer of Love 50th, #SFCityHall #BootsHughston #HammondOrgan #RockHistory

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Summer of Love Event Permit Hearing Open to Public 10am February 16th in Room 416 San Francisco City Hall, show up! Jon Hammond c u there

Summer of Love Event Permit Hearing Open to Public 10am February 16th in Room 416 San Francisco City Hall, show up!
c u there, Jon Hammond

The Letter from Jon Hammond – Member of San Francisco’s AFM Local 6 Musicians Union:

Dear San Francisco City Hall Commissioners and Permit Management Team:

It has come to my attention that the permit for the free concert event in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love produced

by Boots Hughston has just been denied on the grounds that it could put the public at risk.

I would like to vouch for Mr. Hughston’s m.o. in organizing and handling security and all aspects of a large public concert event as a member

in good standing of our Local 6 Musicians Union of San Francisco.

Boots Hughston has already demonstrated that he can do this event safely, his team is well coordinated and experienced – I attended the

40th Anniversary of Summer of Love and it came off without a hitch – it was totally peaceful and everybody pitched in and cleaned up

afterwards – fun for all ages, a real Family Event you could attend with your own children without any fear.

This is an important part of the legacy of San Francisco – I have toured all over the world and everybody I meet who has never been to

San Francisco tells me that they want to come to San Francisco and ‘wear flowers in their hair’ – this is one of the things that as

City Administrators you should be greatly proud of and by all means support at the highest levels of the City and County of San Francisco,

no doubt about it.

We are lucky that many of the original musicians and participants in the original Summer of Love are still alive and have agreed to participate

in the enactment of this 50th Anniversary of Summer of Love – free of charge, by and for the People.

Please kindly reconsider your revocation of the permit and move forward to allow this very special event to take place on the appointed day

of June 4th 2017, which has already been marked down on many calendars.

Sincerely,

Jon Hammond
Member AF of M Local 6 Musicians Union of San Francisco

#ActualSetList from 40th Anniversary Summer Of Love West Fest backstage photo taken by Jon Hammond:

Member AF of M Local 6 Musicians Union San Francisco, Subject: permit for the summer of Love 50th – June 4th 2017 in Golden Gate Park Commissioner Mark Buell, President Commissioner Allan Low, Vice President Commissioner Kat Anderson Commissioner Gloria Bonilla Commissioner Tom Harrison Commissioner Eric McDonnell

“We will file an appeal and refute all the allegations presented at the Park Commission meeting on Feb 16th in Room 416 at 10am, City Hall. All of us need to show up, we need everybody including friends etc. We need to make our voice heard.

Letter from Boots Hughston:

” Hi everybody,

The permit for the summer of Love 50th has been denied on the grounds the event is unsafe sighting allegations that are totally fabricated and untrue. We will file an appeal and refute all the allegations presented at the Park Commission meeting on Feb 16th in Room 416 at 10am, City Hall. All of us need to show up, we need everybody including friends etc. We need to make our voice heard.

Please send emails to the people listed below, very important it happens immediatly: Remind them how safe our events have been, how orderly and well run the production is, support my creditability as a producer, how this historic event has worldwide prominence, how San Francisco is seen worldwide as the father of the hip movement etc you get the drift. Please be respectful. Also remind them that the Golden Gate Park is for people of San Francisco not just for use of corporations to earn millions of dollars. We need to jump on this immediately. Please send them out with me BCC so I have a copy I will print them and take them to the meeting. We can win this but we need to jump on it now!!. we only have 7 days. Please also send it out to your friends list and ask them to send emails as well. Just draft one email and them copy and past to each address listed. Please send them to:

Please send emails to:

Tobius.L.Moore@sfgov.org

Dana.Ketcham@sfgov.org

diane.rea@sfgov.org

phil.ginsburg@sfgov.org

Sandra.Fewer@sfgov.org

Mark.Farrell@sfgov.org

Aaron.Peskin@sfgov.org

Katy.Tang@sfgov.org

Breedstaff@sfgov.org

Jane.Kim@sfgov.org

District 7 Norman Yee

Norman.Yee@sfgov.org

Jeff.Sheehy@sfgov.org

Hillary.Ronen@sfgov.org

Malia.Cohen@sfgov.org

Ahsha.Safai@sfgov.org

SF Park Commission
All of the commissioners are at the same email address recpark.commission@sfgov.org in the Subject line Please put the their name send the emails to”

Commissioner Mark Buell, President
Commissioner Allan Low, Vice President
Commissioner Kat Anderson
Commissioner Gloria Bonilla
Commissioner Tom Harrison
Commissioner Eric McDonnell

We need to move quick we only have until 16th – NEXT WEEK.”

West Fest Pt 2 of 2 by Jon Hammond HammondCast KYOU

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:

http://ia341312.us.archive.org/3/items/JonHammondWestFestPt2of2byJonHammondHammondCastKYOURadio/WestFestPt2of2_512kb.mp4


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVDGftJpps0


West Fest Celebration of 40th Anniversary of Woodstock free concert in Speedway Meadows Golden Gate Park Oct. 25, 2009 covered by Jon Hammond HammondCast KYOU Radio releasing of the doves, Jefferson Starship, Lester Chambers, El Chicano, Paul Lobster Wells, Bruce Lattimer shots by Mr. Hammond backstage and from crowd going to #29 bus © http://www.HammondCast.com special thanks Boots Hughston, Terence Hallinan

West Fest, Golden Gate Park, Speedway Meadows, Woodstock, Jon Hammond, Boots Hughston, HammondCast, KYOU Radio, Jefferson Starship, Lester Chambers

http://ia311034.us.archive.org/3/items/JonHammondWestFestPt1of2byJonHammondatCelebrationofWoodstockinGoldenGateParkOct/WestFestPt1of2.m4v


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgEqSQtD7v4

West Fest Celebration of 40th Anniversary of Woodstock free concert in Speedway Meadows Golden Gate Park Oct. 25, 2009 covered by Jon Hammond HammondCast KYOU Radio with Freddie Herrera, Zero Nylin, Narada Michael Walden, Annie Sampson, Dr. Eugene Schoenfeld special thanks Boots Hughston, Terence Hallinan


*LISTEN TO HammondCast HERE:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzxbtNsPovo

HammondCast 129 KYOU Radio, special guest BOOTS HUGHSTON organizer of Summer of Love 40th and West Fest

Sunday Blues And Jazz Session NAMM Show 2017 White Onions Hammond Organs Stand 5104

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/SundayBluesAndJazzSessionNAMMShow2017WhiteOnionsHammondOrgansStand5104

Youtube https://youtu.be/BzDK39Xiz1g

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10154075375652102/

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/200668711

Anaheim CA — 2017 NAMM Show​ Sunday Blues and Jazz Session with Jon Hammond and Friends “White Onions”

– Koei Tanaka​ on Suzuki Harmonica – Official Facebook Page​ chromatic harmonica, Chuggy Carter​ (GON BOPS​) percussion, Joe Berger​ guitar (TV Jones), Jon Hammond​ at the Sk1 Hammond organ – camera: Jesse Gay​, Special thanks Steve Simmons​, Ray Gerlich, Scott May​, Suzuki Musical Instruments​ Team – in memory of Gregg Gregory Gronowski​ http://www.HammondCast.com

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English
Published January 23, 2017
Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Topics Blues and Jazz, Hammond Organs, Suzuki Chromatic Harmonica, Koei Tanaka, Onions, NAMM Show, Jon Hammond, Chuggy Carter, Joe Berger, TV Jones, Sk1 organ, Sunday

Jon Otis: “Nice to see my pal keyboardist Jon Hammond at the NAMM show!!!”

NAMM Show — Great to see my old friend Jon Otis great drummer/percussionist at NAMM on last day, we go way back folks! – Jon Hammond

NAMM Show: Jon Hammond This is an absolutely priceless shot Koei Tanaka, Wow…Big Congratulations!!! – Jon Hammond – Suzuki Musical Instruments – Stevie Wonder – Koei Tanaka / 田中光栄 – fan site #StevieWonder #KoeiTanaka

Sunday Blues and Jazz Session in Hammond Organ USA Stand 5104 NAMM Show 2017 10AM sharp!
Camera credit: Jesse Gay
Koei Tanaka – Suzuki chromatic harmonica
Chuggy Carter – Percussion
Joe Berger – Guitar
Jon Hammond – Sk1 Organ

Uwe Petersen in the house!

NAMM Show 2017 — Heinz Lichius & Joe Berger, Jon Hammond & Heather from EARasers earplugs – Michael Turner Kate Hathaway Heather & Don of EARasers earplugs – Ray Gerlich of Hammond Organ USA & Jay Valle Viscount Organs Corporation – Heinz Lichius & Stephen Ferrone – Brian Larsen Gator Cases new Transit Series gig bag/cases – Seymour Duncan lends some hair to a friend! – Jon Hammond

I want the Official NAMM Show Plastic Poncho

Salem from the NAMM Show Crew, thanks Salem! – NAMM Show 2017 — I love playing with these cats, it was a huge disappointment for our scheduled NAMM Show concert to be canceled without notice – Heinz Lichius flew all the way in from Hamburg for the hit, Koei Tanaka all the way from Tokyo Japan – Joe Berger from 43rd Street and Chuggy Carter (not pictured but was there) from New Jersey – big thanks to Jim Roberts and his wife for coming, thanks Jim!

Photo Credit: Lawrence Gay co-producer of West Coast Live Radio Show
Heinz Lichius and Jon Hammond on shut-down CenterStage

L to R Chuggy Carter, Heinz Lichius, Jon Hammond, Koei Tanaka, Joe Berger

link to the 2017 NAMM Industry Memorial Tribute video: https://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/namm-memoriam-industry-tribute-2017

Very sadly this year our dear friend Lutz Büchner was memorialized, but we will keep Lutz’ Spirit!

Big Thank You to my good friends in Bespeco Professional!
From beautiful Castelfidardo Italy!
Jon Hammond – NAMM Show — with Bespeco Professional

Showtime! – Jon Hammond Funk Unit NAMM Show
Jon Hammond Band – photo by the great photographer Lawrence Gay co-producer of West Coast Live Radio Show
https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2017/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit — with Pioneer DJ

NAMM’s John Riddle! – #NAMMShow Priceless NAMM Show shots by my friend Lawrence Gay co-producer of West Coast Live Radio Show! – Jon Hammond — at NAMM Show:

Nico Teng and Jon Hammond at Superlux Avlex
Super Nico! – #NAMMShow Priceless NAMM Show shots by my friend Lawrence Gay co-producer of West Coast Live Radio Show! – Jon Hammond Superlux — at NAMM Show

Jon and Bernard Purdie! #NAMMShow Priceless NAMM Show shots by my friend Lawrence Gay co-producer of West Coast Live Radio Show! – Jon Hammond — with Bernard Purdie at NAMM Show:

Now with Heritage Guitars folks!:
Rich Severson and Gail Meyer Severson! – #NAMMShow Priceless NAMM Show shots by my friend Lawrence Gay co-producer of West Coast Live Radio Show! – Jon Hammond

My friends Bernard Purdie and Lawrence Gay co-producer of West Coast Live) Radio show! – #NAMMShow Jon Hammond — with Bernard Purdie and West Coast Live at NAMM Show:

— RIP my friend Ron Polte – manager of Quicksilver, Ace of Cups, Wild West Fest – Jon Hammond

(my band opened for Copperhead on one of the very few live gigs they played in 1972 at The Longbranch Saloon)

Tam Junction and Piatti Mill Valley Restaurant – Breakfast with Ron, rest in peace Ron Polte – Jon Hammond : *Note: We had a lot of fun in

the old days at 759 Harrison Street San Francisco when we shared rehearsal space with The Quicksilver Messenger Service at Bruce Hatch’s San

Francisco Radical Laboratories aka SF Rad Lab in years 1968 / 1969 (not to be confused with radiation lab folks! I am still in touch with

QSM guitarist Gary Duncan, sending my condolences Gary! – JH


*Note: This was Ron’s big project some years ago folks:
http://jonhammondband.com/blog.html/jon_hammond_reflections_on_wild_west_festival/
JON HAMMOND REFLECTIONS ON WILD WEST FESTIVAL – LINK: http://kernelpanichammondcast.blogspot.com/2016/09/wow-folks-i-was-there-jon-hammond.html Wow folks, I was there! This was very nearly the biggest Rock Music Festival that almost happened – it was very close. I went to many meetings with Ron Polte and a lot of very heavy San Francisco Rock bands were down to play the “Wild West Festival” (1969) Posters were already made up, we had meetings in the Zoetrope building now owned by Francis Ford Coppola and The Straight Theatre on Haight Street – Ron Polte was part owner of Straight Theatre in addition to being the manager of Quicksilver Messenger Service, Ace of Cups and for a time Sons of Champlin as well. I highly recommend watching and listening to this very rare footage of the press conference with Big Daddy Tom Donahue speaking about the project – Jon Hammond Band​
photo by Jon Hammond​ – breakfast with Ron
I just saw Ron’s obit by Paul Liberatore​ in the Marin IJ:
http://www.marinij.com/article/NO/20160916/NEWS/160919827
“Quicksilver Quicksilver Messenger Service – Band​ manager Ron Polte dies in Mill Valley at 84″
” By Paul Liberatore, Marin Independent Journal

Posted: 09/16/16, 5:53 PM PDT | Updated: 6 hrs ago

Ron Polte, who managed the psychedelic rock band Quicksilver Messenger Service and the all-female quintet the Ace of Cups during the glory days of the San Francisco Sound, died Wednesday at his longtime home in Mill Valley. He was 84.

Mr. Polte had been suffering from multiple health problems and had been under Hospice care since May, said his wife of 20 years, Sally Robert.

“He was a good man,” said Quicksilver band member David Freiberg, speaking by phone from Florida while on tour with the Jefferson Starship. “I could always trust him to do what he thought was right.”

Born on the south side of Chicago into a family of nine children, Mr. Polte had a tough childhood, but managed to turn his life around after being in and out of trouble with the law as a teenager, his wife said.

In Chicago, he became friends with blues singer-songwriter Nick Gravenites (“Born in Chicago,” “Buried Alive in the Blues”) when they were teenagers and followed him out to San Francisco in the early 1960s. They were the first of the Chicago blues crowd, including Mike Bloomfield, Elvin Bishop and Mark Naftalin of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, to relocate in the Bay Area, most of them settling in Marin and Sonoma counties.

In 1967, Mr. Polte took over management of Quicksilver and the Ace of Cups after their original manager, Ambrose Hollingworth, was seriously injured in a car crash near Muir Beach.

“When we needed somebody, there he was,” Freiberg said.

Quicksilver was the last of the San Francisco hippie bands to ink a major label deal when they signed with Capitol Records in late 1967.

“He took it slow and steady and wouldn’t take a deal if he didn’t think it was right,” Freiberg recalled. “It took a while, but we got a really good deal with Capitol.”

Mr. Polte was known as a dutiful and resourceful manager who did what he could to meet the needs of the young musicians in his bands. Freiberg remembered that when he and his Quicksilver bandmates were living together in a house in Mill Valley, they informed him of their desire to move onto a farm in the country with a barn where they could rehearse. Mr. Polte wasted no time making that wish come true.

“Within a week and a half, we were living on an old dairy farm in Olema,” Freiberg recalled, chuckling. “He really cared about making sure everybody was taken care of.”
Diane Vitalich of Novato, drummer for the Ace of Cups, recalled that when she and her bandmates needed transportation, Mr. Polte went to an auction of state vehicles at San Quentin and bought cars for all of them.

“He bought us five 1963 Dodge Darts,” she said. “They were all blue and all looked the same.”

During this time, Mr. Polte started Westpole, a booking agency that handled Big Brother and the Holding Company with Janis Joplin, the Sons of Champlin and other seminal Bay Area rock groups.

He’s also credited with inspiring the name of the band Electric Flag, a short-lived supergroup formed by Bloomfield, Gravenites, keyboardist Barry Goldberg, bassist Harvey Brooks and drummer Buddy Miles. According to Gravenites, Quicksilver had somehow come into possession of a light-up electric flag after a gig at a veterans hall.

“He brought it over to where we were all living and rehearsing in Tam Valley,” he recalled. “We plugged it in and it lit up and started waving. We said, ‘Hey, look at that. Let’s call ourselves the Electric Flag.’”

Eventually, Mr. Polte escaped from the hard living and tumult of the music business, spending time on a remote lodge in the New Mexico wilderness owned by Frank Werber, the charismatic manager of the Kingston Trio and owner of the Trident, a legendary Sausalito restaurant.

Through it all, he never lost the values that defined the ‘60s generation in San Francisco.

“All the altruistic thinking that came out of that era he agreed with a thousand percent,” Gravenites said. “He remained a firm defender of all the idealism from those years.”

In addition to his wife, Mr. Polte is survived by two daughters, Pamela Polte of Sutter Creek, Amador County, and Patti Ann Lindecker of Chicago; two sons, Thomas Polte of Chicago and Jeremy Polte of Dunsmuir, Siskiyou County, and two sisters, Marilyn McMinn and Nancy Brunanchon of Pine Grove, Amador County.

A private memorial service is being planned. ”

JON HAMMOND REFLECTIONS ON WILD WEST FESTIVAL – LINK: http://kernelpanichammondcast.blogspot.com/2016/09/wow-folks-i-was-there-jon-hammond.html

Wow folks, I was there! This was very nearly the biggest Rock Music Festival that almost happened – it was very close. I went to many meetings with Ron Polte and a lot of very heavy San Francisco Rock bands were down to play the “Wild West Festival” (1969) Posters were already made up, we had meetings in the Zoetrope building now owned by Francis Ford Coppola and The Straight Theatre on Haight Street – Ron Polte was part owner of Straight Theatre in addition to being the manager of Quicksilver Messenger Service, Ace of Cups and for a time Sons of Champlin as well. I highly recommend watching and listening to this very rare footage of the press conference with Big Daddy Tom Donahue speaking about the project – Jon Hammond *long-time member Local 6 Musicians Union (but not then!)

*LINK: https://diva.sfsu.edu/collections/sfbatv/bundles/201631 **From KQED piece:

” KQED News report from 1969 featuring a press conference by
Tom Donahue (1928-75), who discusses the Wild West Rock Festival that was to have taken place in Golden Gate Park but was cancelled due to protests by locals. Donahue believes that even though the concert never happened, this was a positive experience for the San Francisco community. He states that: “We also felt that a great deal of the good things that have come out of the artistic community in this country have originated in San Francisco. That it’s a starting point. Thay may sound chauvanistic but I also think it’s the truth.” Ends with brief comments from another spokesman, who refers to the “unecessary and … unwarranted paranoia” that the Wild West project had to deal with. It is worth noting that Donahue was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 as a non-peformer, one of only three disc jockeys to receive that honor to date (2011). Tags: golden gate park, kqn 486, news cameras, rock concerts, ron polte, tom donahue, wild west festival Added to San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive on November 18, 2011. ”

Tom Donahue on the Wild West Festival (1969) (Updated over a year ago)

#HammondCast #GoldenGatePark #HammondOrgan, Big Daddy, Jon Hammond, Local 6, Musicians Union, Ron Polte, San Francisco, Tom Donahue, Wild West Festival

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondPartyBarge_2SONSofCHAMPLIN_JONHAMMOND

Views
542
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Youtube https://youtu.be/inzkjTzdecs

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Boots Hughston put this on Facebook the other day:

“From Boots Hughston

In Answer to the denial of our Permit and demeaning letter questioning my credibility

I have been a promoter for over 40 years in San Francisco and although I am not Bill Graham or Chet Helms I have promoted and produced hundreds if not thousands of shows in San Francisco and its parks. I will let my accomplishments speak for themselves. We’ve never had any problems with events we’ve produced; our production is tight, well oiled and very professional. Our production teams are the best in the industry and have pulled off the impossible many times such as having 21 bands and 17 speakers in 7 hours – with no performers being late. There are very few production companies in the industry able to accomplish this. The amazing thing is it’s done by volunteers’, professional people in the industry volunteering their time and expertise. Even the artists and musicians donate their services; no one gets paid – not even me. Because we are volunteers does not mean we are incompetent. We choose to be a part of this event, we do it out of love for our culture and the principles this event stands for Peace, Love, and Compassion. Now, if I had no creditability do you think musicians would play for free? Or the production people would work for free?, Believe me they wouldn’t. It is precisely the opposite; they want to be a part of this event because I have creditability and they respect the event and its history. All the people donate their services because they know our events are produced and managed professionally and above all are peaceful.

My background as a promoter goes back many years – do you think I would mislead the Permits people or the Police Department? I would not, those are amateur promoter mistakes. They have taken statements out of context and twisted the meaning to benefit their own purpose. We will present our appeal this Thursday at 10am in RM 416 at city Hall. Please attend we need your help and participation. We will show documents proving I filed the Department of Emergency Services plan on time; we have Rock Med handling medical and they will refute the Parks statements. We also have email exchanges showing the statements they have taken out of context. Do not believe their slanderous statements.

The question is Why: The parks have become a cash cow for the city and they don’t want events like ours – they want it to be corporate. They receive millions of dollars from fees charged; Outlands paid 3M dollars. They are ignoring non-profit groups like ours. They forget the Golden Gate Park and the Parks system is for citizens of San Francisco not for corporations to make money.

It is important we honor our culture; the world sees this event and San Francisco as where a positive change came over our cultures, where creativity and spirituality became more important than money. This event gives us the opportunity to come together as one, in harmony showing the world we can unite under the banner of peace while respecting Mother Nature and our Earth. This event is seen around the world as the spear head of cultural change and represents San Francisco in a positive light internationally. Our last event had thousands of international press writing about San Francisco. It would be smart for the city to embrace this event not only to allow the permits to go forward, but take this event under its wing making it a reoccurring celebration of San Francisco and its Citizens.

With Respect, Boots-2b1 ”

Awesome photos by Lawrence Gay – Joe Berger playing in Hammond Organ USA Stand number 5104 at NAMM Show traditional Sunday Session, Jon Hammond at his trusty Sk1, Jon and Dr. Lonnie Smith counseling – we’ll all be playing Feb. 22nd Memorial bash in memory of Gregg Gronowski at Arcada Theatre – hope to see you there!
http://youtube.com/jonhammondband

Anaheim, California — Jon Hammond and Bernard Purdie at NAMM Show
Photos by Lawrence Gay co-producer of West Coast Live Radio Show

Sunday Blues and Jazz Session in Hammond Suzuki NAMM Stand 5104 with Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ, Joe Berger guitar, Chuggy Carter percussion, Koei Tanaka master chromatic harmonica player from Tokyo aka Suzuki Santa – Photos by Lawrence Gay co-producer of West Coast Live Radio Show

Permit Hearing, Summer of Love, Anniversary, Boots Hughston, Golden Gate Park, City Hall Flowers in Hair, #2b1 #HammondOrgan #Festival #JonHammond

Posted in Blues, Broadcast, Cable TV, Computers and Internet, Entertainment, Funky Jazz, Hammond organs, Health and wellness, Jon Hammond, Late Night Program, Local 802, Michael Brecker, Music, Musicians Union, News and politics, Organizations, Public Access, Seventh Avenue South, Travel | Tagged , , , , , ,

Letter from Jon Hammond Member AF of M Local 6 Musicians Union San Francisco, Subject: permit for the summer of Love 50th – June 4th 2017 in Golden Gate Park Commissioner Mark Buell, President Commissioner Allan Low, Vice President Commissioner Kat Anderson Commissioner Gloria Bonilla Commissioner Tom Harrison Commissioner Eric McDonnell

Dear San Francisco City Hall Commissioners and Permit Management Team:

It has come to my attention that the permit for the free concert event in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love produced

by Boots Hughston has just been denied on the grounds that it could put the public at risk.

I would like to vouch for Mr. Hughston’s m.o. in organizing and handling security and all aspects of a large public concert event as a member

in good standing of our Local 6 Musicians Union of San Francisco.

Boots Hughston has already demonstrated that he can do this event safely, his team is well coordinated and experienced – I attended the

40th Anniversary of Summer of Love and it came off without a hitch – it was totally peaceful and everybody pitched in and cleaned up

afterwards – fun for all ages, a real Family Event you could attend with your own children without any fear.

This is an important part of the legacy of San Francisco – I have toured all over the world and everybody I meet who has never been to

San Francisco tells me that they want to come to San Francisco and ‘wear flowers in their hair’ – this is one of the things that as

City Administrators you should be greatly proud of and by all means support at the highest levels of the City and County of San Francisco,

no doubt about it.

We are lucky that many of the original musicians and participants in the original Summer of Love are still alive and have agreed to participate

in the enactment of this 50th Anniversary of Summer of Love – free of charge, by and for the People.

Please kindly reconsider your revocation of the permit and move forward to allow this very special event to take place on the appointed day

of June 4th 2017, which has already been marked down on many calendars.

Sincerely,

Jon Hammond
Member AF of M Local 6 Musicians Union of San Francisco

#ActualSetList from 40th Anniversary Summer Of Love West Fest backstage photo taken by Jon Hammond:

Member AF of M Local 6 Musicians Union San Francisco, Subject: permit for the summer of Love 50th – June 4th 2017 in Golden Gate Park Commissioner Mark Buell, President Commissioner Allan Low, Vice President Commissioner Kat Anderson Commissioner Gloria Bonilla Commissioner Tom Harrison Commissioner Eric McDonnell

“We will file an appeal and refute all the allegations presented at the Park Commission meeting on Feb 16th in Room 416 at 10am, City Hall. All of us need to show up, we need everybody including friends etc. We need to make our voice heard.

Letter from Boots Hughston:

” Hi everybody,

The permit for the summer of Love 50th has been denied on the grounds the event is unsafe sighting allegations that are totally fabricated and untrue. We will file an appeal and refute all the allegations presented at the Park Commission meeting on Feb 16th in Room 416 at 10am, City Hall. All of us need to show up, we need everybody including friends etc. We need to make our voice heard.

Please send emails to the people listed below, very important it happens immediatly: Remind them how safe our events have been, how orderly and well run the production is, support my creditability as a producer, how this historic event has worldwide prominence, how San Francisco is seen worldwide as the father of the hip movement etc you get the drift. Please be respectful. Also remind them that the Golden Gate Park is for people of San Francisco not just for use of corporations to earn millions of dollars. We need to jump on this immediately. Please send them out with me BCC so I have a copy I will print them and take them to the meeting. We can win this but we need to jump on it now!!. we only have 7 days. Please also send it out to your friends list and ask them to send emails as well. Just draft one email and them copy and past to each address listed. Please send them to:

Please send emails to:

Tobius.L.Moore@sfgov.org

Dana.Ketcham@sfgov.org

diane.rea@sfgov.org

phil.ginsburg@sfgov.org

Sandra.Fewer@sfgov.org

Mark.Farrell@sfgov.org

Aaron.Peskin@sfgov.org

Katy.Tang@sfgov.org

Breedstaff@sfgov.org

Jane.Kim@sfgov.org

District 7 Norman Yee

Norman.Yee@sfgov.org

Jeff.Sheehy@sfgov.org

Hillary.Ronen@sfgov.org

Malia.Cohen@sfgov.org

Ahsha.Safai@sfgov.org

SF Park Commission
All of the commissioners are at the same email address recpark.commission@sfgov.org in the Subject line Please put the their name send the emails to”

Commissioner Mark Buell, President
Commissioner Allan Low, Vice President
Commissioner Kat Anderson
Commissioner Gloria Bonilla
Commissioner Tom Harrison
Commissioner Eric McDonnell

We need to move quick we only have until 16th – NEXT WEEK.”

West Fest Pt 2 of 2 by Jon Hammond HammondCast KYOU

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:

http://ia341312.us.archive.org/3/items/JonHammondWestFestPt2of2byJonHammondHammondCastKYOURadio/WestFestPt2of2_512kb.mp4


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVDGftJpps0


West Fest Celebration of 40th Anniversary of Woodstock free concert in Speedway Meadows Golden Gate Park Oct. 25, 2009 covered by Jon Hammond HammondCast KYOU Radio releasing of the doves, Jefferson Starship, Lester Chambers, El Chicano, Paul Lobster Wells, Bruce Lattimer shots by Mr. Hammond backstage and from crowd going to #29 bus © http://www.HammondCast.com special thanks Boots Hughston, Terence Hallinan

West Fest, Golden Gate Park, Speedway Meadows, Woodstock, Jon Hammond, Boots Hughston, HammondCast, KYOU Radio, Jefferson Starship, Lester Chambers

http://ia311034.us.archive.org/3/items/JonHammondWestFestPt1of2byJonHammondatCelebrationofWoodstockinGoldenGateParkOct/WestFestPt1of2.m4v


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgEqSQtD7v4

West Fest Celebration of 40th Anniversary of Woodstock free concert in Speedway Meadows Golden Gate Park Oct. 25, 2009 covered by Jon Hammond HammondCast KYOU Radio with Freddie Herrera, Zero Nylin, Narada Michael Walden, Annie Sampson, Dr. Eugene Schoenfeld special thanks Boots Hughston, Terence Hallinan


*LISTEN TO HammondCast HERE:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzxbtNsPovo

HammondCast 129 KYOU Radio, special guest BOOTS HUGHSTON organizer of Summer of Love 40th and West Fest

Sunday Blues And Jazz Session NAMM Show 2017 White Onions Hammond Organs Stand 5104

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/SundayBluesAndJazzSessionNAMMShow2017WhiteOnionsHammondOrgansStand5104

Youtube https://youtu.be/BzDK39Xiz1g

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10154075375652102/

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/200668711

Anaheim CA — 2017 NAMM Show​ Sunday Blues and Jazz Session with Jon Hammond and Friends “White Onions”

– Koei Tanaka​ on Suzuki Harmonica – Official Facebook Page​ chromatic harmonica, Chuggy Carter​ (GON BOPS​) percussion, Joe Berger​ guitar (TV Jones), Jon Hammond​ at the Sk1 Hammond organ – camera: Jesse Gay​, Special thanks Steve Simmons​, Ray Gerlich, Scott May​, Suzuki Musical Instruments​ Team – in memory of Gregg Gregory Gronowski​ http://www.HammondCast.com

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English
Published January 23, 2017
Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Topics Blues and Jazz, Hammond Organs, Suzuki Chromatic Harmonica, Koei Tanaka, Onions, NAMM Show, Jon Hammond, Chuggy Carter, Joe Berger, TV Jones, Sk1 organ, Sunday

Jon Otis: “Nice to see my pal keyboardist Jon Hammond at the NAMM show!!!”

NAMM Show — Great to see my old friend Jon Otis great drummer/percussionist at NAMM on last day, we go way back folks! – Jon Hammond

NAMM Show: Jon Hammond This is an absolutely priceless shot Koei Tanaka, Wow…Big Congratulations!!! – Jon Hammond – Suzuki Musical Instruments – Stevie Wonder – Koei Tanaka / 田中光栄 – fan site #StevieWonder #KoeiTanaka

Sunday Blues and Jazz Session in Hammond Organ USA Stand 5104 NAMM Show 2017 10AM sharp!
Camera credit: Jesse Gay
Koei Tanaka – Suzuki chromatic harmonica
Chuggy Carter – Percussion
Joe Berger – Guitar
Jon Hammond – Sk1 Organ

Uwe Petersen in the house!

NAMM Show 2017 — Heinz Lichius & Joe Berger, Jon Hammond & Heather from EARasers earplugs – Michael Turner Kate Hathaway Heather & Don of EARasers earplugs – Ray Gerlich of Hammond Organ USA & Jay Valle Viscount Organs Corporation – Heinz Lichius & Stephen Ferrone – Brian Larsen Gator Cases new Transit Series gig bag/cases – Seymour Duncan lends some hair to a friend! – Jon Hammond

I want the Official NAMM Show Plastic Poncho

Salem from the NAMM Show Crew, thanks Salem! – NAMM Show 2017 — I love playing with these cats, it was a huge disappointment for our scheduled NAMM Show concert to be canceled without notice – Heinz Lichius flew all the way in from Hamburg for the hit, Koei Tanaka all the way from Tokyo Japan – Joe Berger from 43rd Street and Chuggy Carter (not pictured but was there) from New Jersey – big thanks to Jim Roberts and his wife for coming, thanks Jim!

Photo Credit: Lawrence Gay co-producer of West Coast Live Radio Show
Heinz Lichius and Jon Hammond on shut-down CenterStage

L to R Chuggy Carter, Heinz Lichius, Jon Hammond, Koei Tanaka, Joe Berger

link to the 2017 NAMM Industry Memorial Tribute video: https://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/namm-memoriam-industry-tribute-2017

Very sadly this year our dear friend Lutz Büchner was memorialized, but we will keep Lutz’ Spirit!

Big Thank You to my good friends in Bespeco Professional!
From beautiful Castelfidardo Italy!
Jon Hammond – NAMM Show — with Bespeco Professional

Showtime! – Jon Hammond Funk Unit NAMM Show
Jon Hammond Band – photo by the great photographer Lawrence Gay co-producer of West Coast Live Radio Show
https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2017/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit — with Pioneer DJ

NAMM’s John Riddle! – #NAMMShow Priceless NAMM Show shots by my friend Lawrence Gay co-producer of West Coast Live Radio Show! – Jon Hammond — at NAMM Show:

Nico Teng and Jon Hammond at Superlux Avlex
Super Nico! – #NAMMShow Priceless NAMM Show shots by my friend Lawrence Gay co-producer of West Coast Live Radio Show! – Jon Hammond Superlux — at NAMM Show

Jon and Bernard Purdie! #NAMMShow Priceless NAMM Show shots by my friend Lawrence Gay co-producer of West Coast Live Radio Show! – Jon Hammond — with Bernard Purdie at NAMM Show:

Now with Heritage Guitars folks!:
Rich Severson and Gail Meyer Severson! – #NAMMShow Priceless NAMM Show shots by my friend Lawrence Gay co-producer of West Coast Live Radio Show! – Jon Hammond

My friends Bernard Purdie and Lawrence Gay co-producer of West Coast Live) Radio show! – #NAMMShow Jon Hammond — with Bernard Purdie and West Coast Live at NAMM Show:

— RIP my friend Ron Polte – manager of Quicksilver, Ace of Cups, Wild West Fest – Jon Hammond

(my band opened for Copperhead on one of the very few live gigs they played in 1972 at The Longbranch Saloon)

Tam Junction and Piatti Mill Valley Restaurant – Breakfast with Ron, rest in peace Ron Polte – Jon Hammond : *Note: We had a lot of fun in

the old days at 759 Harrison Street San Francisco when we shared rehearsal space with The Quicksilver Messenger Service at Bruce Hatch’s San

Francisco Radical Laboratories aka SF Rad Lab in years 1968 / 1969 (not to be confused with radiation lab folks! I am still in touch with

QSM guitarist Gary Duncan, sending my condolences Gary! – JH


*Note: This was Ron’s big project some years ago folks:
http://jonhammondband.com/blog.html/jon_hammond_reflections_on_wild_west_festival/
JON HAMMOND REFLECTIONS ON WILD WEST FESTIVAL – LINK: http://kernelpanichammondcast.blogspot.com/2016/09/wow-folks-i-was-there-jon-hammond.html Wow folks, I was there! This was very nearly the biggest Rock Music Festival that almost happened – it was very close. I went to many meetings with Ron Polte and a lot of very heavy San Francisco Rock bands were down to play the “Wild West Festival” (1969) Posters were already made up, we had meetings in the Zoetrope building now owned by Francis Ford Coppola and The Straight Theatre on Haight Street – Ron Polte was part owner of Straight Theatre in addition to being the manager of Quicksilver Messenger Service, Ace of Cups and for a time Sons of Champlin as well. I highly recommend watching and listening to this very rare footage of the press conference with Big Daddy Tom Donahue speaking about the project – Jon Hammond Band​
photo by Jon Hammond​ – breakfast with Ron
I just saw Ron’s obit by Paul Liberatore​ in the Marin IJ:
http://www.marinij.com/article/NO/20160916/NEWS/160919827
“Quicksilver Quicksilver Messenger Service – Band​ manager Ron Polte dies in Mill Valley at 84″
” By Paul Liberatore, Marin Independent Journal

Posted: 09/16/16, 5:53 PM PDT | Updated: 6 hrs ago

Ron Polte, who managed the psychedelic rock band Quicksilver Messenger Service and the all-female quintet the Ace of Cups during the glory days of the San Francisco Sound, died Wednesday at his longtime home in Mill Valley. He was 84.

Mr. Polte had been suffering from multiple health problems and had been under Hospice care since May, said his wife of 20 years, Sally Robert.

“He was a good man,” said Quicksilver band member David Freiberg, speaking by phone from Florida while on tour with the Jefferson Starship. “I could always trust him to do what he thought was right.”

Born on the south side of Chicago into a family of nine children, Mr. Polte had a tough childhood, but managed to turn his life around after being in and out of trouble with the law as a teenager, his wife said.

In Chicago, he became friends with blues singer-songwriter Nick Gravenites (“Born in Chicago,” “Buried Alive in the Blues”) when they were teenagers and followed him out to San Francisco in the early 1960s. They were the first of the Chicago blues crowd, including Mike Bloomfield, Elvin Bishop and Mark Naftalin of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, to relocate in the Bay Area, most of them settling in Marin and Sonoma counties.

In 1967, Mr. Polte took over management of Quicksilver and the Ace of Cups after their original manager, Ambrose Hollingworth, was seriously injured in a car crash near Muir Beach.

“When we needed somebody, there he was,” Freiberg said.

Quicksilver was the last of the San Francisco hippie bands to ink a major label deal when they signed with Capitol Records in late 1967.

“He took it slow and steady and wouldn’t take a deal if he didn’t think it was right,” Freiberg recalled. “It took a while, but we got a really good deal with Capitol.”

Mr. Polte was known as a dutiful and resourceful manager who did what he could to meet the needs of the young musicians in his bands. Freiberg remembered that when he and his Quicksilver bandmates were living together in a house in Mill Valley, they informed him of their desire to move onto a farm in the country with a barn where they could rehearse. Mr. Polte wasted no time making that wish come true.

“Within a week and a half, we were living on an old dairy farm in Olema,” Freiberg recalled, chuckling. “He really cared about making sure everybody was taken care of.”
Diane Vitalich of Novato, drummer for the Ace of Cups, recalled that when she and her bandmates needed transportation, Mr. Polte went to an auction of state vehicles at San Quentin and bought cars for all of them.

“He bought us five 1963 Dodge Darts,” she said. “They were all blue and all looked the same.”

During this time, Mr. Polte started Westpole, a booking agency that handled Big Brother and the Holding Company with Janis Joplin, the Sons of Champlin and other seminal Bay Area rock groups.

He’s also credited with inspiring the name of the band Electric Flag, a short-lived supergroup formed by Bloomfield, Gravenites, keyboardist Barry Goldberg, bassist Harvey Brooks and drummer Buddy Miles. According to Gravenites, Quicksilver had somehow come into possession of a light-up electric flag after a gig at a veterans hall.

“He brought it over to where we were all living and rehearsing in Tam Valley,” he recalled. “We plugged it in and it lit up and started waving. We said, ‘Hey, look at that. Let’s call ourselves the Electric Flag.’”

Eventually, Mr. Polte escaped from the hard living and tumult of the music business, spending time on a remote lodge in the New Mexico wilderness owned by Frank Werber, the charismatic manager of the Kingston Trio and owner of the Trident, a legendary Sausalito restaurant.

Through it all, he never lost the values that defined the ‘60s generation in San Francisco.

“All the altruistic thinking that came out of that era he agreed with a thousand percent,” Gravenites said. “He remained a firm defender of all the idealism from those years.”

In addition to his wife, Mr. Polte is survived by two daughters, Pamela Polte of Sutter Creek, Amador County, and Patti Ann Lindecker of Chicago; two sons, Thomas Polte of Chicago and Jeremy Polte of Dunsmuir, Siskiyou County, and two sisters, Marilyn McMinn and Nancy Brunanchon of Pine Grove, Amador County.

A private memorial service is being planned. ”

JON HAMMOND REFLECTIONS ON WILD WEST FESTIVAL – LINK: http://kernelpanichammondcast.blogspot.com/2016/09/wow-folks-i-was-there-jon-hammond.html

Wow folks, I was there! This was very nearly the biggest Rock Music Festival that almost happened – it was very close. I went to many meetings with Ron Polte and a lot of very heavy San Francisco Rock bands were down to play the “Wild West Festival” (1969) Posters were already made up, we had meetings in the Zoetrope building now owned by Francis Ford Coppola and The Straight Theatre on Haight Street – Ron Polte was part owner of Straight Theatre in addition to being the manager of Quicksilver Messenger Service, Ace of Cups and for a time Sons of Champlin as well. I highly recommend watching and listening to this very rare footage of the press conference with Big Daddy Tom Donahue speaking about the project – Jon Hammond *long-time member Local 6 Musicians Union (but not then!)

*LINK: https://diva.sfsu.edu/collections/sfbatv/bundles/201631 **From KQED piece:

” KQED News report from 1969 featuring a press conference by
Tom Donahue (1928-75), who discusses the Wild West Rock Festival that was to have taken place in Golden Gate Park but was cancelled due to protests by locals. Donahue believes that even though the concert never happened, this was a positive experience for the San Francisco community. He states that: “We also felt that a great deal of the good things that have come out of the artistic community in this country have originated in San Francisco. That it’s a starting point. Thay may sound chauvanistic but I also think it’s the truth.” Ends with brief comments from another spokesman, who refers to the “unecessary and … unwarranted paranoia” that the Wild West project had to deal with. It is worth noting that Donahue was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 as a non-peformer, one of only three disc jockeys to receive that honor to date (2011). Tags: golden gate park, kqn 486, news cameras, rock concerts, ron polte, tom donahue, wild west festival Added to San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive on November 18, 2011. ”

Tom Donahue on the Wild West Festival (1969) (Updated over a year ago)

#HammondCast #GoldenGatePark #HammondOrgan, Big Daddy, Jon Hammond, Local 6, Musicians Union, Ron Polte, San Francisco, Tom Donahue, Wild West Festival

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondPartyBarge_2SONSofCHAMPLIN_JONHAMMOND

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Youtube https://youtu.be/inzkjTzdecs

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Boots Hughston put this on Facebook the other day:

“From Boots Hughston

In Answer to the denial of our Permit and demeaning letter questioning my credibility

I have been a promoter for over 40 years in San Francisco and although I am not Bill Graham or Chet Helms I have promoted and produced hundreds if not thousands of shows in San Francisco and its parks. I will let my accomplishments speak for themselves. We’ve never had any problems with events we’ve produced; our production is tight, well oiled and very professional. Our production teams are the best in the industry and have pulled off the impossible many times such as having 21 bands and 17 speakers in 7 hours – with no performers being late. There are very few production companies in the industry able to accomplish this. The amazing thing is it’s done by volunteers’, professional people in the industry volunteering their time and expertise. Even the artists and musicians donate their services; no one gets paid – not even me. Because we are volunteers does not mean we are incompetent. We choose to be a part of this event, we do it out of love for our culture and the principles this event stands for Peace, Love, and Compassion. Now, if I had no creditability do you think musicians would play for free? Or the production people would work for free?, Believe me they wouldn’t. It is precisely the opposite; they want to be a part of this event because I have creditability and they respect the event and its history. All the people donate their services because they know our events are produced and managed professionally and above all are peaceful.

My background as a promoter goes back many years – do you think I would mislead the Permits people or the Police Department? I would not, those are amateur promoter mistakes. They have taken statements out of context and twisted the meaning to benefit their own purpose. We will present our appeal this Thursday at 10am in RM 416 at city Hall. Please attend we need your help and participation. We will show documents proving I filed the Department of Emergency Services plan on time; we have Rock Med handling medical and they will refute the Parks statements. We also have email exchanges showing the statements they have taken out of context. Do not believe their slanderous statements.

The question is Why: The parks have become a cash cow for the city and they don’t want events like ours – they want it to be corporate. They receive millions of dollars from fees charged; Outlands paid 3M dollars. They are ignoring non-profit groups like ours. They forget the Golden Gate Park and the Parks system is for citizens of San Francisco not for corporations to make money.

It is important we honor our culture; the world sees this event and San Francisco as where a positive change came over our cultures, where creativity and spirituality became more important than money. This event gives us the opportunity to come together as one, in harmony showing the world we can unite under the banner of peace while respecting Mother Nature and our Earth. This event is seen around the world as the spear head of cultural change and represents San Francisco in a positive light internationally. Our last event had thousands of international press writing about San Francisco. It would be smart for the city to embrace this event not only to allow the permits to go forward, but take this event under its wing making it a reoccurring celebration of San Francisco and its Citizens.

With Respect, Boots-2b1 ”

Awesome photos by Lawrence Gay – Joe Berger playing in Hammond Organ USA Stand number 5104 at NAMM Show traditional Sunday Session, Jon Hammond at his trusty Sk1, Jon and Dr. Lonnie Smith counseling – we’ll all be playing Feb. 22nd Memorial bash in memory of Gregg Gronowski at Arcada Theatre – hope to see you there!
http://youtube.com/jonhammondband

Anaheim, California — Jon Hammond and Bernard Purdie at NAMM Show
Photo by Lawrence Gay

Letter from Jon, Permit Summer of Love, Boots Hughston, Golden Gate Park, City Hall Flowers in Hair, #2b1 #HammondOrgan #Festival

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Part 4 of 4 Conversations with main man Harold Channer – starts out telling the story about Teddy Venus in the Combat Zone – enjoy! Jon Hammond

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Part 4: Conversations with Harold Channer and Jon Hammond MNN TV

Part 4 of 4 Conversations with main man Harold Channer – starts out telling the story about Teddy Venus in the Combat Zone – enjoy!
Jon Hammond

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondConversationsWithHaroldChannerPt4JonHammondInterview

Harold Hudson Channer and Jon Hammond in conversation

*WATCH VIDEO: Conversations With Harold Channer Part 4 Jon Hammond Interview http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondConversationsWithHaroldChannerPt4JonHammondInterview Hear Jon Hammond telling Harold Hudson Channer about his days playing Hammond organ nightly in the strip tease clubs in Boston Combat Zone in the mafia clubs as house organist at World Famous 2 O’Clock Club run by mobsters like Teddy Venus and Louie Venus the Venus Brothers. Just back from performing and presenting a Key Note Presentation in Melbourne Australia Ringwood Victoria at Bernies Music Land. Jon brought back a classic Akubra Australian Hat and recorded an album with drummer Michael Jordan LIVE AT BERNIES http://www.amazon.com/Live-At-Bernies-Jon-Hammond/dp/B003K7TMWM and a segment of Jon Hammond Band live in Jazzkeller Frankfurt with introduction by club owner Eugen Hahn featuring Jon’s lineup of Joe Berger guitar, Kevin James Mauder tenor saxophone, Heinz Lichius drums and Jon Hammond at the organ
Jon Hammond with Akubra Hat from Australia
Eugen Hahn introducing Jon Hammond Band at Jazzkeller Frankfurt
Harold Hudson Channer and Jon Hammond in conversation
Jon Hammond new touring rig with Hammond Sk1 organ, EXP-50 Expression Pedal, Italian keyboard stand by Bespeco, Flight Case by Gator cases, Kart-A-Bag Super 600 wheels
Jon and Harold looking at the in-studio monitor in studios of MNN TV on W. 59th St. in New York City
Conversations Pt 4 Harold Channer and Jon Hammond
Jon Hammond Band onstage at Jazzkeller Frankfurt with Kevin James Mauder tenor sax, Heinz Lichius drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at XB-2 Hammond organ

Looking good on the TV Neil Portnow!

#ASCAPPOP Great to see NARAS Grammy Award main man Neil Portnow at the reception this evening for ASCAP Pop Music Awards – we spoke about George Greif and Joe Cocker at the 1982 I attended, looking good Neil!
Grammy Awards 2017 Live Online – Jon Hammond

London, United Kingdom & Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, United Kingdom

– from the Bus Big Ben…thanks to the fine folks at Highland Express Airways for their hospitality aboard Highland 747-123 and accommodations at The Old Bell – which dates back to 1485! – Jon Hammond traveling with Joe Berger in United Kingdom

Thanks to the fine folks at Highland Express Airways for their hospitality aboard Highland 747-123 and accommodations at The Old Bell – which dates back to 1485! – Jon Hammond — at London Stansted Airport.

Glasgow Prestwick Airport / PIK – Thanks to the fine folks at Highland Express Airways for their hospitality aboard Highland 747-123 and accommodations at The Old Bell – which dates back to 1485! – / Tracie Diamond in the lounge! – Jon Hammond — at London Stansted Airport.

Special Delivery! – Pine Hill Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, United Kingdom The Old Bell landing pad – Thanks to the fine folks at Highland Express Airways for their hospitality aboard Highland 747-123 and accommodations at The Old Bell – which dates back to 1485! – Jon Hammond — at London Stansted Airport.

R.I.P. Al Jarreau Feb. 12, 2017 – Photos ©Jon Hammond International a Musikmesse 2016 with hr-bigband #hrbigband #aljarreau #tonylakatos Tony Lakatos tenor with Jörg Achim Keller conducting
*Note: I first saw Al Jarreau in 1977 at a special Warner Brothers showcase at Alan Pepper’s Bottom Line club in Greenwich Village NYC along with George Benson and Earl Klugh – he was great! Very successful show, he then stopped his job as a teacher and went full time in to music. Then I had the good fortune to see him again last year on the night of the final day of 2016 musikmesse together with the hr-Bigband – Frankfurt Radio Big Band *see my photos at the Congress Center Messe Frankfurt – and also Al did several shows with my friends in the NDR Bigband as well – JH

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Jarreau
Birth name Alwin Lopez Jarreau
Born March 12, 1940
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Died February 12, 2017 (aged 76)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Jazz, R&B, soul
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments
Vocals
Vocal percussion
Years active 1967–2017
Alwin Lopez “Al” Jarreau (March 12, 1940 – February 12, 2017) was an American jazz singer.[1] He won seven Grammy Awards and was nominated for over a dozen more. He was best known for his 1981 album Breakin’ Away and for singing the theme song of the late-1980s television series Moonlighting.
Jarreau was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the fifth of six children. His website refers to Reservoir Avenue, the name of the street where he lived. His father was a Seventh-day Adventist Church minister and singer, and his mother was a church pianist. He and his family sang together in church concerts and in benefits, and he and his mother performed at PTA meetings.[2]

He was student council president and Badger Boys State delegate for Lincoln High School. At Boys State, Jarreau, was elected governor.[3] He went on to attend Ripon College, where he also sang with a group called the Indigos. Jarreau graduated in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology.[1] He went on to earn a master’s degree in vocational rehabilitation from the University of Iowa, worked as a rehabilitation counselor in San Francisco, and moonlighted with a jazz trio headed by George Duke.

In 1967, he joined forces with acoustic guitarist Julio Martinez.[1] The duo became the star attraction at a small Sausalito night club called Gatsby’s. This success contributed to Jarreau’s decision to make professional singing his life and full-time career.

Going full-time[edit]

Al Jarreau in Wrocław, Poland; June 25, 2006

Al Jarreau headlining “Jazz in Kiev 2008” festival
In 1968, Jarreau made jazz his primary occupation. In 1969, Jarreau and Martinez headed south, where Jarreau appeared in such Los Angeles hot spots as Dino’s, The Troubadour, and Bitter End West. Television exposure came from Johnny Carson, Mike Douglas, Merv Griffin, Dinah Shore, and David Frost. He expanded his nightclub appearances performing at The Improv between the acts of such rising-star comics as Bette Midler, Jimmie Walker, and John Belushi. During this period, he became involved with the United Church of Religious Science and the Church of Scientology, but he later dissociated from Scientology. Also, roughly at the same time, he began writing his own lyrics, finding that his Christian spirituality began to influence his work.

In 1975, Jarreau was working with pianist Tom Canning when he was spotted by Warner Bros. Records. On Valentine’s Day 1976 he sang on the 13th episode of NBC’s new Saturday Night Live hosted, that week, by Peter Boyle (Young Frankenstein, Everybody Loves Raymond). Soon thereafter he released his critically acclaimed debut album, We Got By, which catapulted him to international fame and garnered him a German Grammy Award. A second German Grammy would follow with the release of his second album, Glow.

One of Jarreau’s most commercially successful albums is Breakin’ Away (1981), which includes the hit song “We’re in This Love Together”. In 1984, his single “After All” reached 69 on the US Hot 100 chart and number 26 on the R&B chart. It was especially popular in the Philippines. His last big hit was the Grammy-nominated theme to the 1980s American television show Moonlighting, for which he wrote the lyrics. Among other things, he was well known for his extensive use of scat singing, and vocal percussion. He was also a featured vocalist on USA for Africa’s “We Are the World” in which he sang the line, “…and so we all must lend a helping hand.” Another charitable media event, HBO’s Comic Relief, featured Al in a duet with Natalie Cole singing the song “Mr. President”, written by Joe Sterling, Mike Loveless and Ray Reach.

Jarreau took an extended break from recording in the 1990s. As he explained in an interview with Jazz Review: “I was still touring, in fact, I toured more than I ever had in the past, so I kept in touch with my audience. I got my symphony program under way, which included my music and that of other people too, and I performed on the Broadway production of Grease. I was busier than ever! For the most part, I was doing what I have always done … perform live. I was shopping for a record deal and was letting people know that there is a new album coming. I was just waiting for the right label (Verve), but I toured more than ever.”[4]

In 2003, Jarreau and conductor Larry Baird collaborated on symphony shows around the United States, with Baird arranging additional orchestral material for Jarreau’s shows.

He toured and performed with Joe Sample, Chick Corea, Kathleen Battle, Miles Davis, David Sanborn,[5] Rick Braun, and George Benson. He also performed the role of the Teen Angel in a 1996 Broadway production of Grease. On March 6, 2001, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard on the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue.

In 2006, Al Jarreau appeared in a duet with American Idol finalist Paris Bennett during the Season 5 finale and on Celebrity Duets singing with actor Cheech Marin.

In 2010, Al Jarreau was a guest on the new Eumir Deodato album, with the song “Double Face” written by Nicolosi/Deodato/Al Jarreau. The song was produced by the Italian company Nicolosi Productions.

On February 16, 2012, he was invited to the famous Italian Festival di Sanremo to sing with the Italian group Matia Bazar.

On February 8, 2017, after being hospitalized for exhaustion, he cancelled his remaining 2017 tour dates and retired from touring.[6]

Personal life
Jarreau was married twice. His first marriage, to Phyllis Hall, lasted from 1964 to 1968. His second wife was model Susan Elaine Player, whom he married in 1977. Jarreau and Player had one son together, Ryan.

It was reported on July 23, 2010 that Jarreau was critically ill at a hospital in France, while in the area to perform a concert at nearby Barcelonnette, and was being treated for respiratory problems and cardiac arrhythmias.[7] He was taken to the intensive-care unit at Gap late on July 22, 2010.[8] Jarreau was conscious, in a stable condition and in the cardiology unit of La Timone hospital in Marseille, the Marseille Hospital Authority said. He was expected to remain there for about a week for tests.[9] In June 2012, Jarreau was diagnosed with pneumonia, which caused him to cancel several concerts in France.[10] Jarreau made a full recovery and continued to tour extensively until February 2017.[11][12]

In 2009 children’s author Carmen Rubin published the story Ashti Meets Birdman Al, inspired by the music of Al Jarreau. He wrote the foreword for the book and read from it across the world. Al and Carmen worked together to promote literacy and the importance of keeping music alive in children.

Death[edit]
Al Jarreau suffered pneumonia and some effective seizures and was hospitalized. He died on February 12, 2017 at the age of 76.

El Cerrito High School Jazz Festival:

University of the Pacific Jazz Ensemble was sounding real good yesterday conducted by Patrick Langham folks! from the Brubeck Institute – Jon Hammond

Oakland, California — Outrageous colors last night’s sunset – seen from Oakland Hills – Jon Hammond

Early bird gets the worm…2nd mouse gets the paradiddle!
8AM Alan Hall Drum Master Class El Cerrito High School Bands Jazz Festival – Jon Hammond

http://echsbands.com/festival/
“The Third Annual El Cerrito Jazz Festival is taking place on Saturday, February 11, 2017 in the ECHS Performing Arts Center”
First bands up Albany High School Instrumental Music HS Jazz Lab and Northgate Instrumental Music Boosters – NIMB Jazz Band II

4 minutes ago
Times Square, New York City is the most famous and oft-visited place in the world – always exciting and non-stop action here in ‘The City That Never Sleeps’!

Always well lit and with giant interactive TV screens – the ultimate tourist location and for locals alike. In the days before LED lights and screens, the very first large outdoor TV screen was the Mitsubishi USA Diamond Vision Screen – and then followed by the Sony Jumbotron. I personally produced clips that were shown on the Diamond Vision Screen at 47th & Broadway (across from TKTS, at the time it was on top of Bowery Savings Bank branch) – the clips were shown 80 times daily for 3.5 minutes, and we did the psychedelic countdown to the New Year on New Years Eve twice, seen by millions live and on ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve – c u there folks! – Jon Hammond
— Times Square, New York

Hammond organ concert to benefit family of Gregg Gronowski – from Chicago Tribune Kathy Cichon
Elgin Courier News in Land O’ Lincoln folks! – I’ll be playing with Joe Berger and 2 local cats: Sam Jewell drums and Steve Eisen tenor sax for ‘Gregg’ Gregory Gronowski Feb. 22nd in St. Charles IL Arcada Theatre *thanks Ron Onesti – Hammond Organ USA
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-ecn-hammond-organ-st-0217-20170210-story.html :
Feb. 10, 2017 10:31 AM “The Hammond organ seems to inspire not just loyalty amongst the musicians who play it, but also a spirit of camaraderie.

“It’s not joining the Elks or the Moose Lodge or something, but it is a fraternity/sorority… People helping and coming together. A lot of this was formed by Gregg. If you needed help, Gregg was there to help,” said Scott May, organist for the Ides of March and project manager/artist liaison for Hammond USA. “That selflessness and brotherhood became the order of the day, and it’s been wonderful to have that with so many artists and so many big names. It started with Gregg, and now we perpetuate.
More than 20 Hammond artists will come to together Wednesday, Feb. 22 at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles for the sixth annual Hammond Sound Soul Summit. The concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m., features musicians from across the genres including rock, jazz, pop, Gospel and more. During this year’s Summit – the first time the event is held in the Chicago area – they will celebrate the life of Gregg Gronowski, Hammond USA’s director of sales and marketing. Gronowski, who is credited with helping to create the family-like relationship among the Hammond musicians that’s affectionately dubbed “HamFam,” died in August 2016 following a massive stroke. All proceeds from the concert will benefit Gronowski’s family.

“He was a great guy, a special guy. He’s brought together this Hammond family,” said Robby Robinson, longtime music director for Frankie Valli. “He was kind of the Papa Bear of the HamFam. All of this Hammond organ people have this affinity and brotherhood so to speak, that it really is kind of a family. It’s really special, and I’m so blessed to be a part of it.”
The night of music features what May calls “an unprecedented lineup” of Hammond musicians across a variety of musical genres.

“You don’t get to see these artists together in one place. You’ll never see Mark Stein from Vanilla Fudge and Dr. Lonnie Smith together in the same show,” May said. “You’ll never see some of the Gospel artists and some of the rock artists together in the same show. It demonstrates the depth of Hammond family and the camaraderie we have.”

Among those performing are jazz legend Dr. Lonnie Smith, Mark Stein of Vanilla Fudge, Emiko, Rev. Jimmie Smith, Red Young of Eric Burdon’s The Animals, Kevin McKendree of the Brian Setzer and Delbert McClinton bands, Yates McKendree, former Tower of Power musician Ellis Hall, Kim Tibbs, Jon Hammond, Jim Afredson, Tommy Leershen, Justin Dillard, Anthony Williams of the Bobby Jones Gospel TV show, Marine LaCoste of Uncle Kracker, Gary Swan from Etta James’ band, Steven Eaklor, Peter Gallinari of Leslie West’s and Richie Scarlett’s bands and Jim Kozak. Also performing is May with the Ides of March featuring Jim Peterik, as well as Robinson with members of the Jersey Boys cast.

“We’re going to do a medley of Frankie Valli songs,” Robinson said. “I’ve been living those songs for ever and ever. ”

During the Summit, musical equipment donated by Addison-based Hammond – including an organ – will be raffled, with those proceeds also going to Gronowski’s family.

“Gregg was very, very special to the company. He wasn’t a keyboard player, he was a bass player by trade,” May said. “He learned a lot about the instrument and did a lot to bring the company up to a modern level.”

Robinson said Gronowski was a genuinely warm person who connected with everyone, and that he had a real passion for music and the Hammond organ. That passion for Hammond is something Robinson shares.

“I’ve been playing Hammond since the 60s. I own eight Hammond organs,” said Robinson, who is also a composer and producer.

What is it about the instrument that inspires such devotion?

“There is no other organ in pop music or rock music or Gospel music that has become the standard bearer for the instrument in any of those genres. It just doesn’t happen,” Robinson said. “It’s a one of a kind instrument. It’s hard to quantify exactly … but there’s no doubt that anybody who is Hammond organ player has a love affair with the instrument.

“I love to play piano but when I sit down at the Hammond organ, it’s the most fun thing I do in music,” he said. “There’s a special connection that I cannot articulate what it is, because it’s such an emotional experience that it’s hard to define it. But it is consistent and it is real.”

And during the Sound Soul Summit, audience members will have a chance to share that experience when the artists perform.

“Guitarists get all the press. Everybody loves guitar players. They get all the press and all the action. The keyboard players kind of sit back,” May said. “Now this is time for the keyboard players to step to the front of the stage and shine.”

Kathy Cichon is a freelance reporter for the Elgin Courier-News.

Hammond Organ Sound Soul Summit

When: Feb. 22

Where: Arcada Theatre, 105E. Main St., St. Charles

Tickets: $25-$100

Information: 630-962-7000 or http://www.arcadalive.com

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Hammond heaven — playing my mostly stock 1965 Hammond B3 + 122 Leslie speaker

– I opened it up so you can see a few mods by the late great master Bill Beer / Keyboard Products of Los Angeles – I bought this organ rig at the age of 18, not too long ago folks! – Jon Hammond
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Happy 75th Birthday S. T. Dupont Jon Hammond Je suis le roi du briquet Host Producer Jon Hammond Show

Happy 75th Birthday S. T. Dupont Jon Hammond Je suis le roi du briquet Host Producer Jon Hammond Show

NBC Saturday Night Live – 15 Year Anniversary – Jon Hammond

— with NEIL YOUNG to Host Saturday Night Live (please!!) and S.T. Dupont at NBC Studios, New York. Studio 8H.

Nicole in S.T. Dupont boutique Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré nel 1981 Paris

photo by Jon Hammond after flying there aboard Concorde http://www.HammondCast.com/

Mr. Hammond goes shopping in the limo – Jon Hammond with the famous Richard Nixon Dupont Cigar Lighter

Photo credit: Joe Berger! — with S.T. Dupont in Manhattan, New York.

Jon Hammond in Mesenheim Germany with his famous S.T. Dupont giant lighter from the Richard Nixon Collection

Laque De Chine, photo by Bert Gerecht

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: TWA Flight with Leo Fender, Phyllis Fender, Joe Berger, Jon Hammond and Richard Nixon’s Lighter!

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LeoFenderWithJonHammondAndJoeBerger

Richard Nixon’s Dupont Cigar Lighter Checked out by Leo Fender his Wife Phyllis meets Jon Hammond and Joe Berger TWA Flight from Frankfurt

Frankfurt 1988 — TWA Flight with Leo Fender, Phyllis Fender, Joe Berger, Jon Hammond – Leo’s long-time business partner Dale Hyatt and Richard Nixon’s lighter! – Happy Birthday Leo Fender August 10th! – Jon Hammond Band
Coming back from musikmesse in March of 1988

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Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153646305977102/

TWA 747 Jumbo Jet, waiting to board for flight from Frankfurt to Kennedy Airport – March 1988 returning from Musikmesse

Leo Fender, Dale Hyatt, Phyllis Fender, Joe Berger, Jon Hammond, TWA Airlines, Frankfurt Musikmesse – Leo Fender’s birthday today August 10th

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondShowPublicAccessTVBroadcast0211NAMMShowWrapUpAtTheRainiestNAMMShowSince1992

Anaheim California — Wrapped up now at the rainiest NAMM Show I can remember since 1992, when Katella Avenue turned in to a little river – in those days we stayed 5 guys to a room in a ‘suite’ at the Heidi Inn motel which was located directly across the street from the original round Anaheim Convention Center before the posh new digs were built – good times and of course we had the best parking spot, all we had to do was cross Katella and we were there! – Jon Hammond
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Jon Hammond Show Public Access TV Broadcast 02 11 NAMM Show Wrap Up

Photo by Lawrence Gay – Drummer Heinz Lichius from Hamburg Germany and Jon Hammond seated on the rained out CenterStage presented by Pioneer DJ

Jon Hammond reminiscing about past NAMM Shows in the NAMM Oral History Program

Gearing Up for Winter NAMM and Frankfurt musikmesse Classic and High Tech Jon Hammond Funk Unit Scheduled Appearances

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondShowFor115FromNAMMAndFrankfurtMusikmesse

Youtube https://youtu.be/BP0JcvVhiDs

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Jon Hammond Show for 11 05 from NAMM and Frankfurt musikmesse

Segment number one:
Jon Hammond Funk Unit
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NAMM CenterStage presented by Pioneer DJ
“Lydia’s Tune” ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP
Joe Berger: Guitar/Guitarist
Chuggy Leslie J. Carter: Percussion
Dom Famularo: Drums/Drummer
Alex Budman: Tenor Saxophone/Saxophonist
Koei Tanaka: Harmonica
Jon Hammond: Organ / Leader
Note, next NAMM Showcase coming January 20, 2017 at 4PM Jon Hammond Funk Unit
Segment number 2:
Shooting the Bridges in Full High Definition with Jon Hammond
https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153816720072102/ – San Francisco CA – from HammondCast radio program, Jon’s camera voice and music
Segment number 3:
Late Rent the Jon Hammond Show Theme Song live in jazzkeller Frankfurt, Jon’s annual 30th year musikmesse Warm Up Party – Jon Hammond Band:
“Helloooo New York!” from audience!
Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt – LATE RENT Jon Hammond Theme Song – Jon Hammond Band: Peter Klohmann tenor, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ – Video: Tino Pavlis http://www.HammondCast.com

Jon Hammond Funk Unit CenterStage Presented by Pioneer DJ @NAMM

Friday, January 20, 2017 at 4 PM – 4:40 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/970048696439945/

The NAMM Show
Anaheim, California

NAMM LINK https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2017/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit

Artist Info Jon Hammond Organ+bass / Organist Leader Koei Tanaka Harmonica / Master Chromatic Harmonica Player Joe Berger Guitar / more band members tba – Photos by Lawrence Gay co-producer West Coast Live Radio Program ©JHINTL

Genre: Funky Jazz and Blues
Hometown: New York City

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Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/BehindTheBeatBTBASCAPAudioPortraitLateRentJonHammondShow

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondSuzukiWorldHeadquartersInHouseConcertJonHammondPt3of3

Looking forward to playing with my good friend again, Koei Tanaka | Chromatic Harmonica & Blues Harp master!
*Clip: Suzuki Headquarters and factory concert special for President Founder Manji Suzuki with introduction by Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, Jon Hammond at the new B3mk2 organ with Koei Tanaka chromatic harmonica
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Suzuki Headquarters and factory concert special for President Founder Manji Suzuki with introduction by Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, Jon Hammond at the new B3mk2 organ with Koei Tanaka chromatic harmonica Part 3 of 3 “Mercy Mercy” in Hamamatsu Japan.
Special Thanks Mr. H. Ono, Mr. M. Terada, Mr. S. Ohtaka, Mr. Y. Beniya, Tachi Tachikawa, President M. Suzuki and entire Suzuki Musical Instruments Team ©JHINTL

Suzuki Musical Instruments Hamamatsu partial group shot after Koei and Jon played

Suzuki Musical Instruments, B3mk2 Organ, Tachi Tachikawa, Hamamatsu, Headquarters, Jon Hammond, Local 802 Musicians Union

**Folks, RIP Bob Cranshaw – very sad news! I thought Bob would live to 100 at least, he looked so young for his age in his 80’s – dig my interview with Bob Cranshaw a few years ago:
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– we lost one of the greats, RIP Bob!
Jon Hammond

Brisbane Australia Jon Hammond Organ Music Workshop at Ellaways Music Store

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“Jon Hammond tells the story about traveling on PIA – Pakistan International Airlines with excessive baggage…”

AMAC Bernies Music Land Hammond Action – moving out the Sk1 organs like Hot Cakes! – Jon Hammond

Breakfast with Bernies Music Land Team at AMAC Gold Coast – Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond tells the story about traveling on PIA – Pakistan International Airlines with excessive baggage, no problem on PIA

for Mr. Hammond! A special thanks to the PIA folks with this tune “No X-Cess Baggage Blues” played live and solo on the Sk1 Hammond

Organ in Ellaways Music Shop

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Brisbane Australia — Ellaways Music Workshop with Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ, special pre AMAC presentation, special thanks Bernies Music Land and Ellaways Music Team

Manhattan Neighborhood Network Channel 1
Jon’s Big Boxing Match first segment – Chicago IL — Jon’s Big Boxing Match – Behind The Beat soundtrack – special thanks Steven Rosenfeld – Jon Hammond

next up, 2PM Nissan Stage Kick Off – 2PM EST Jon Hammond Funk Unit kicking it off on the Nissan Stage at Summer NAMM Show Nashville Music City Center
Roland Barber – trombone, trumpet, sea shell
Cord Martin – tenor saxophone
Chuggy Carter – percussion
Louis Flip Winfield – drums
Lee Oskar – harmonica
Joe Berger – guitar
Jon Hammond – organ + bass
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Next: Jazz Funk Tribute to Cannonball Adderley and Lutz Büchner with NDR Horns Jon Hammond Band
Jazz Funk Tribute to Cannonball Adderley and Lutz Büchner​ NDR Horns Jon Hammond Band​ – Auster Jazz Series concert Hamburg Eimsbüttel. Funky Heinz Lichius​ drums, Michael Leuschner​ trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor, Ernst-Friedrich Fiete Felsch​ alto, Joe Berger​ guitar, Jon Hammond​ organ bass – special thanks Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera, this concert was filmed in High Definition – Frank Blume, Torsten Wendt – Knut Benzner NDR Redaktion – Musik Rotthoff​ support – Gideon Schier / Baltic Soul Weekender in Auster Bar​ #LutzBüchner#NDRJazz#MichaelLeuschner

Producer Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond and Wolfgang Lücke
Director Special Events & Entertainment
musikmesse / Prolight + Sound

Foto Credit: Lawrence Gay co-producer West Coast Live Radio Program
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Richard Nixon’s Lighter, Leo Fender, Phyllis Fender, #TWAFlight #Musikmesse #Fender #HammondOrgan #STDupont

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