FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt Hosted By Jon Hammond Band

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt Hosted By Jon Hammond Band

Frankfurt — Jon Hammond and Band will be hosting the annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party held every year on the night before the 2010 Musikmesse Trade Fair Begins – Tuesday March 23rd in Jazzkeller Frankfurt Kleine Bockenheimerstr. 18a / 60323 Frankfurt am Main / Tel. 069 28 85 37
This will be Jon’s 24th consecutive year playing the Musikmesse. Jon is pleased to announce that rejoining his band this year will be the Hungarian Tenor Sax Star TONY LAKATOS from Budapest who is a lifetime member of the HR Radio Big Band

Also rejoining Jon and Tony will be Giovanni Gulino drums and Joe Berger aka ‘The Berger-meister’ guitar
Some of Jon’s expected guests will be both the Director of Musikmesse Wolfgang Luecke and Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM, both of whom are excellent drummers and special Accordion Friends including Roberto Lucanero, Holda Paoletti-Kampl, Marco Galeazzi, Nello Gabrielloni, Michael Maier-Falkenstein from Hammond Deutschland, Pigini Brothers, Heinz Aumüller, friends from all over the world gathering in the special atmosphere of Jazzkeller Frankfurt which is the oldest jazz club in Germany, a hundreds year old ‘keller’ below the ground near the Alte Oper in center of Frankfurt.

Jon says, "It is a great way to kick off the Musikmesse every year, we always look forward to this casual and fun evening after the stands are built, it’s great to unwind with some swinging funky jazz music and beverages served by the friendly team at this special club Jazzkeller. This Musikmesse event and the Jazzkeller are both very close to my heart personally, I had my first successful European shows here in the Jazzkeller after I moved to Germany for 5 years because of so many special friends I have through our years attending Musikmesse. The first Musikmesse Warm Up Party we did was sponsored by Philip Morris Cigarettes and RTL Plus TV Show "Hessen Report". Nowadays it is not permitted to smoke cigarettes inside the club, but we are thankful for all of the support we have received and now we gather with our friends in clean air which is really nice, although Eugen Hahn owner of Jazzkeller had installed one of the best industrial air cleaners of any club I have played in! A good time for all, we are looking forward to seeing all our friends there again soon and every day in Halle 3.1 where all the best accordions in the world and players will be!" *special thanks Accordions World Wide Team

*Note: Selected Video Clips will be posted on http://www.accordion-space4u.com and Jon’s YouTube channel

Musikmesse Director Wolfgang Luecke flanked by Anke Lich of Messe Frankfurt, Jon Hammond, Ralph Vogenreitter of Vogenreitter Verlag and to Wolfgang’s right, Michael Maier Falkenstein Director Hammond Suzuki Deutschland and his long-time Girlfriend Jenny

Excelsior Pigini Power Table in Jazzkeller Frankfurt Musikmesse Warm Up Party !

Accordions World Wide, Musikmesse Warm Up Party, Jon Hammond Band, Wolfgang Luecke, Joe Lamond, Pigini, Excelsior, Holda Paoletti-Kampl, Jazzkeller Frankfurt, HammondCast, KYOU Radio

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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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