HammondCast Wall Jon Hammond Host KYOU Radio
Jon Hammond: Musician, Radio and TV Personality
by Rita Davidson
Jon Hammond is a well known musician, composer and host of the Jon Hammond Show TV show which has been broadcasting for 26 consecutive years from New York City. He is an accordionist, pianist and bandleader. In addition, he is a TV/Radio personality and voice over artist. Jon is a member of the American Federation of Musicians Union-Local 6 and Local 802, ASCAP Artist.
Jon Hammond is one of the premier B3 PLAYERS in the world. He 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.
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’Neil. 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.
Hammond lived and traveled in Europe, where he has an enthusiastic following. Jon is currently the host of a daily CBS radio program, HammondCast on KYOU & KYCY 1550 AM, 7 days a week at 4AM PST. He performs in hospitals and nursing homes regularly. He has been a bandleader for annual overseas dates for over 20 years. You can catch Jon every day on KYOU Radio HammondCast.
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