First Midi Accordion played by JON HAMMOND Blues Band JAZZKELLER FRANKFURT 1992

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First-time ever Midi Accordion controlling Hammond Organ in March of 1992, played with bass lines on the buttons by JON HAMMOND Blues Band at JAZZKELLER Frankfurt. Jon Hammond managed to get sponsorship from Philip Morris to fly BARRY FINNERTY in from New York for the show which was the very first of Jon’s annual "Jon Hammond’s Musikmesse Warm Up Party" with all-star band. On the band with Jon also was DERRICK JAMES alto sax, ALAIN NAU drums from Forbach, UWE GEHRING aka WESLEY G guitar from Kaiserslautern. JOE BERGER Mixed this recording live under the piano with a guy blowing cigar smoke in his face (smoking was legal then). *special thanks: SENNHEISER Microphones, Hammond Suzuki, EUGEN HAHN Jazzkeller. Note: Guitarist HERB ELLIS was sitting next to bandstand in front during the entire first set. Jon Hammond plays Excelsior Accordions & Hammond Organs exclusively.
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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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