Jon Hammond on KCSM 91.1 FM with Chris Cortez and HammondCast 18 KYOURADIO and KYCY Jazz Blues and Soft News

HammondCast 18 KYOU Radio and KYCY

*LISTEN TO HammondCast 18 AUDIO Here:

HammondCast 18 from NYC tells the story of how Jon Hammond originally met Joe Berger (of Ham-Berger-Friz Records) and then plays a recording of one of the first jam sessions from year 1986 in BackBeat Productions’ Studios in the Music Building in New York-251 W. 30th St., from a previous phoner with Pete Fallico.
From there we go in to the studio with Chris Cortez and tell some interesting stories going all the way back to 1957 when Jon came out to Berkeley California from Chicago on the California Zephyr and somehow ended up in Boston’s Combat Zone playing Hammond organ nightly for the burlesque shows in the World Famous 2 o’clock Lounge! From there he tells the true story about "Late Rent" Jon’s theme song which was paid for with the rent money!
Jon Hammond is an ASCAP Composer/Publisher and member of Local 802 & Local 6 Musicians Union. Special thanks to KYOU Radio, 1550 on the AM dial in San Francisco California!

Chris Cortez, KCSM, Pete Fallico, Joe Berger, Jon Hammond, California Zephyr, Combat Zone, Boston, B3 Organ, Music Building, 251 W. 30th St., HammondCast, KYOU Radio, ASCAP Network, Blues, Jazz

About laterent

JON HAMMOND Instruments: Organ, Accordion, Piano, Guitar Attended: Berklee College of Music 1974, City College San Francisco Languages: English, German *Jon is currently Host of daily CBS radio program HammondCast on KYOU & KYCY 1550AM 7 days a week. *Performing in Hospitals, Nursing Homes & Prisons every month in addition to concerts world-wide. *Musician: Jon Hammond is one of the premier B3 PLAYERS in the world. Jon has played professionally since age 12. Beginning as a solo accordionist, he later played Hammond B3 organ in a number of important San Francisco bands. His all original group HADES opened shows for Tower of Power, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Michael Bloomfield. Eddie Money and Barry Finnerty became musical associates. Moving East he attended Berklee College of Music and played venues as diverse as Boston's "Combat Zone" in the striptease clubs during the '70's and the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod, where he was house organist and developed a lasting friendship with House Speaker Tip O'Neill. He also toured the Northeast and Canada with the successful show revue "Easy Living", and continued his appearances at nightclubs in Boston and New York. Subsequently Hammond lived and traveled in Europe, where he has an enthusiastic following. *TV/Video Producer: In 1981 Jon formed BackBeat Productions. Assisted by Lori Friedman (Video by LORI), the innovative TV show "The Jon Hammond Show" became a Manhattan Cable TV favorite.
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