Bolinas CA–Returning first time in 8 years to Smiley’s Schooner Saloon and Hotel,
Jon Hammond Trio Saturday July 10, 2010 9PM
Jon Otis – drums
Barry Finnerty – guitar
An evening of funky swingin’ jazz and blues music at the historic Smiley’s location
41 Wharf Road
Bolinas, CA 94924
"The California Historical Society lists Smiley’s as one of only fourteen bars in the state to be in continuous existence for over 100 years. The saloon is believed to have been built in 1851 for the energetic young Captain Isaac Morgan. Captain Morgan arrived in Bolinas (or Jugville as it was known then) in 1849. Those were gold rush days, days of growth. Those were days when one gambled with one’s dreams and then watched them either shatter and splinter or be crafted and honed into realities."
The Music of The Late Rent Sessions
Jon Hammond: 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.
PERFORMING: Solo in Hospitals, Nursing Homes regularly. Bandleader for annual overseas dates for over 20 years.
CURRENTLY: Host of daily CBS Radio program HammondCast on KYOU
*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. Jon’s "Live on the street" video style included news events, as well as live music/video clips of Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge and many others.
"The Jon Hammond Show" is a funky, swinging Jazz instrumental revue, featuring notable international soloists and reflecting the influences of Miles Davis, The Crusaders and Jimmy Smith. The show has universal appeal.
ASCAP Network Behind The Beat with Jon Hammond "LATE RENT"
Elmar Lemes photo of Jon Hammond playing XK-3 organ at Local 802 Monday Night Jazz Session sponsored by Jazz Foundation of America
Jon Hammond MySpace
|Artists Name:||HAMMOND, JON|
|City Hall Catalog Number:||105|
|UPC Product Code:||634479020704|
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|This is a re-issue of Jon’s 1995 European release "Late Rent." Never before available in the U.S., it contains a collection of recordings featuring Bernard Purdie and Steve Ferrone on drums, as well as Todd Anderson and Alex Foster on sax, Barry Finnerty and Graham Hawthorne, Ray Grappone, Jim Preston and Chuggy Carter. The record is a swinging and funky compilation of original tracks written by Jon Hammond, as well as some anecdotal asides and a guest apperance by Jazzbeaux Collins. Lots of great solos and organ sounds, as well as melodies and groove. Includes "Late Rent," "Pocket Funk," "Lydia’s Tune," "White Onions," "Head Phone" and "Hip Hop Chitlins."
WHITE ONIONS was co-written by myself and organist Jon Hammond and is on his debut 1996 Hot Wire release "Late Rent". As is often the case when we write together, he came up with the basic groove and form and I added a melody. After we wrote it, the groove reminded us of "Green Onions" by Booker T & the MG’s, so we decided to call it "White Onions". Drummer Bernard Purdie thought it was a bit much when I started introducing the tune as being about "onions of the Caucasian persuasion", but after I convinced him that no racial slur was intended, the title stayed!"
Jon Otis: A LIST OF ARTISTS AND PROJECTS
Member Local 6, Local 802 Musicians Union, ASCAP, Hammond Artist, HammondCast, KYOU Radio, Excelsior Accordion, XK-1, XK-3c, B3, Organ, Funk Soul Blues, Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, Bolinas CA
Jon Hammond Trio at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon & Hotel Bolinas CA
Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 9:00pm
Sunday, July 11, 2010 at 1:00am
Smiley’s Schooner Saloon and Hotel 41 Wharf Road Bolinas CA 94924
Join us there if you’re on the West Coast!