Music News Brought To You By Jon Hammond Jim Chapin Memorial Teacher Scholarship Inaugural Event Hard Rock Cafe NYC

For Immediate Release — New York City:
Music News Brought To You By Jon Hammond Jim Chapin Memorial Teacher Scholarship Inaugural Event Hard Rock Cafe New York City February 17, 2010

RIP Jim Chapin July 23, 1919 – July 4, 2009 "The Father of Independence" ironically died on Independence Day
Please kindly email any missing names to the photos, contact: http://www.HammondCast.com thanks! the beat goes on, Jon Hammond *Member AFM Local 802

Dom Famularo at the podium officiating, Jim Chapin on cover of VINTAGE DRUMMER

Dom Famularo, Bernard Purdie, Carmine Appice photo by Jon Hammond

Anton Fig

Bernard Purdie and Carmine Appice

Jim Chapin and Joe Berger at Winter NAMM 2004

Jim Chapin Memorial Evans Drum Head signed by numerous drummers friends of Jim

Jim Chapin Web Page

Jim Chapin on Wikipedia

Percussive Arts Society

To Donate to Percussive Arts Society

Dom Famularo on FaceBook

Jon Hammond on FaceBook

NAMM

Musikmesse

Dom reading "Poem For Jim’s 80th Birthday" by Terry Bozzio

"Poem For Jim’s 80th Birthday" by Terry Bozzio:
He created the dawn of creation,
He’s got a little gong from the guy who wrote "lonisation".

His memory is lucid – mind like a trap
Spouting accurate details, little-known facts.

With his sticks and his pad and his Moeller rebounds
He has always a kind word, even for the clowns

Who gather and bother and sit at his knee
Saying, "Hey play me a 5 over 4 over 3!"

Which he’ll easily do, ’cause he’s got it down pat,
But says, "Now show me a musical context for THAT!"

I think it was the NAMM Show of ’92…
A jam session was called, so what did he do?

Jim called out a tempo that was so freakin’ fast
The piano man (half his age) cracked up and gasped!

As his fingers cramped up and got all tangled with each other
He couldn’t seem to play one note after another!

And all the while struggling, how was he to know?
That Chapin thought the tempo was "just a tad too slow!"

If you don’t believe me, Morello was there.
Famularo had to go and change his underwear!

‘Cause we all knew well about the legend of his hands,
But NONE of us had ever seen him BURN with a band!

If the Hindi are correct about reincarnation,
I’d like to come back as Mr. Jim Chapin!!!
© Terry Bozzio
thanks Terry! JH

Joe Morello

Swiss Chris (on MySpace)

Tom Chapin

Sam Ulano

Jim Chapin Memorial, Hard Rock Cafe, HammondCast, Dom Famularo, NAMM, Musikmesse, Local 802 Musicians Union, Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer, Moeller, Bernard Purdie
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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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