Jon’s Archive First and Last Blog of 2015

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Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260228

Jon Hammond Show Broadcast 02/28/2015
by Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond Show Broadcast 02/28/2015 MNN TV Channel 1 Community Channel classic opening with Lloyd Lindsay Young and the late great Joe Franklin – Jon Hammond visit with his piano teacher Tony Germain at Berklee College of Music 40 years later “Return of The Student”! – No X-Cess Baggage Blues Jon Hammond Band in jazzkeller Frankfurt annual musikmesse Warm Up Party Tony Lakatos t. sax, Giovanni Gulino drms. Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ – Cooking at The Auster Bar Jon Hammond Band with NDR Horns, Heinz Lichius drums, Fiete Felsch a. sax, Lutz Buechner t. sax, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Thank you Anderson Cooper Jon Hammond CNN 25 years spot http://www.HammondCast.com

Simon Phillips and Knut Benzner Interview – NDR Hamburg, photo: Jon Hammond

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Topics MNN, Community Access TV, Channel 1, Jon Hammond Show, Funk Soul Blues, Soft News, Berklee College of Music, Tony Germain, musikmesse, Jazzkeller Frankfurt, Hammond organs, NDR Horns, Saxophone, Trumpet, Musicians Union, Local 802

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Jon Hammond Flashback Reel with Drummer Simon Phillips Interview with Knut Benzner NDR Radio Hamburg, speaking about his CD “Another Lifetime” dedicated to Tony Williams. Jon at Hamburg Dammtor Gleis 4 cutting a spot in Hamburg while waiting for the ICE high speed train Hamburg Dammtor Bahnhof – Prague Czech Republic very first Muzika trade show, Jon giving his ‘Seminare’ entitled:
“Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!™ — A gig in Skurillum on the Reeperbahn Spielbudenplatz 24-25 where Hausbar im Schmidt Theater is now. Here come the Polizei! Perfect timing because we just finished playing live on Radio FSK in Hamburg – the Polizei came in at the last hit responding to a sound complaint from an old lady next door – Uwe Petersen on drums, Lutz Büchner tenor sax, Jon at the organ – Jon’s original composition “Pocket Funk” with Herbert Zorn / Groove City Records at the microphone in St. Pauli Hamburg http://www.HammondCast.com/ – Jon Hammond Band

Jon Hammond Flashbacks — Drummer Simon Phillips interview with Knut Benzner NDR Radio speaking about his CD “Another Lifetime” dedicated to Tony Williams – video forthcoming soon! JH — with Simon Phillips.

Jon Hammond Band flashbacks — Hamburg Dammtor Gleis 4 cutting a spot in Hamburg while waiting for the ICE high speed train — at Hamburg Dammtor station.

Jon Hammond Band Flashbacks — Here come the Polizei! Perfect timing because we just finished playing live on Radio FSK in Hamburg – the Polizei came in at the last hit responding to a sound complaint from an old lady next door – Uwe Petersen on drums, Lutz Büchner tenor sax, Jon at the organ with Herbert Zorn / Groove City Records at the microphone in St. Pauli Hamburg – video clip forthcoming soon! JH

Jon Hammond Band flashbacks — Prague Czech Republic very first Muzika trade show, Jon giving his ‘Seminare’ entitled:
“Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!™ — in Prague, Czech Republic

Youtube http://youtu.be/skT91BT8qnY

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/83204666

iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1071748

Winter NAMM Show 2014 http://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2014/concerts-performances/jon-hammond-band

Performance Info
Location: Anaheim Convention CenterB/C Patio Stage

#CNNiReport #HammondOrgan #NAMMShow #musikmesse

13,325,511 views Jon Hammond https://plus.google.com/+JonHammondhammondcast/posts

News-Port Landesjugendjazzorchester zu Gast in Penzlin
http://jonhammondsafternoonslide.blogspot.com/2015/10/news-port-landesjugendjazzorchester-zu.html
News-Port Landesjugendjazzorchester zu Gast in Penzlin *LINK: http://kultur-port.de/index.php/kunst-kultur-news/11864-landesjugendjazzorchester-zu-gast-in-penzlin.html Auch in diesem Jahr darf der schon zum Kult gewordene…

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260815

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Topics Jazz Organ, Germany Tour, LaJazzO MV, Landesjugendorchester Mecklenburg Vorpommern, Hammond Organ, B3, Sk1, Jon Hammond, Michael Leuschner, Wismar, Burg Penzlin, Rostock, Klostergarten, #NDRJazz #HammondOrgan #BigBand #LuxuryBus

Jazz Organ Meets Bigband 08/15 Preview MNN Public Access Jon Hammond Show Germany Tour
http://www.landesmusikrat-mv.de/projekte/ensembles/ljjo/termine.php
Programm 2015

“Organ meets Bigband” feat. Jon Hammond (organ)
Nachdem sich in den vergangenen Jahren das LaJazzO MV mit den in der Big Band vorkommenden Instrumenten musikalisch auseinandersetzte, wird in 2015 die Jazzorgel musikalisch thematisiert werden. Unter dem Titel “Organ meets Big Band” wird dieses sehr traditionsreiche Instrument der Jazzgeschichte in den Mittelpunkt der Konzertreihe im folgenden Jahr gestellt. Als Jazzinstrument wurde es von Fats Waller in den 30er Jahren eingeführt und hatte seine Hochzeit in den 50er Jahren durch seine Vertreter wie Jimmy Smith. Der international renommierte New Yorker Jazzorganist Jon Hammond wird zusammen mit dem LaJazzO MV unter der Leitung von Michael Leuschner den besonderen Charme dieses Instrumentes wieder zum Leben erwecken.
Jon Hammond studierte in den siebzieger Jahren am Berklee College of Music und am City College San Francisco. Konzertreisen führten ihn quer durch die Vereinigten Staaten und Kanada. In seiner eigenen ‘Jon Hammond Show’ spielte er mit Musikern wie Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge und vielen anderen. Auch in Europa fand und findet seine Musik unverändert viele Anhänger. Die Medien berichten wiederholt von einem unverwechselbaren und prägenden Sound. Jon Hammond hat u.a. auf der 20. Frankfurter Musikmesse mitgewirkt und tritt vornehmlich in Hamburg auf. “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.

Im Programm
(aus dem Archiv der NDR Bigband)

The Sermon by Jimmy Smith, arr. Steve Grey
Back at the Chicken Shack by Jimmy Smith, arr. Steve Gray
Things ain’t what they used to be by Mercer Ellington, arr. Steve Grey
Walk on the Wild Side by Elmar Bernstein, arr. Steve Grey
Satin Doll by Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn, arr. Steve Grey
Bandrepertoire
(Auszug)

All the Things you are by Jerome Kern, arr. Stan Kenton
Always and Forever by Pat Metheny, arr. Bob Curnow
Boulder Buff by F. Normann / Eugene Novello
Breakthrough by John Fedchock
Critic’s Choice by Oliver Nelson
Here comes Julian by Heiner Wiberny, arr. Peter Herbolzheimer
Incredible Journey by Bob Mintzer
Stella by Starlight by Ned Washington/Victor Young, arr. Bill Holman
Tow away zone by Thad Jones, arr. Mike Carubia
You go to my head by Gillespie/Coots, arr. Bill Holman

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/RaisingTheSpiritsOfDukeEllingtonAndBillyStrayhornInPenzlin

Bullet Point: Programm 2015 “Organ meets Bigband” feat. Jon Hammond (organ) das LaJazzO MV

Aktuelle Termine http://www.landesmusikrat-mv.de/projekte/ensembles/ljjo/termine.php

Sommerarbeitsphase 26.07. – 02.08.2015 Klanghaus

Projektleitung: Christine Unger & Franziska Maczkowicz

Mentoren
künstlerische Leitung: Michael Leuschner, Hamburg – foto Tini Unger

Saxophonsection: Edgar Herzog, Hamburg – foto Hendryk Wörlitz

Posaunensection: Andreas Barkhoff, Hannover

Rhythmussection: Lorenz Bösche, Hamburg

Trompetensection: Bob Lanese, Hamburg

“Wir danken der Firma 4 Heads aus Berlin für die finanzielle Unterstützung der Probenphase.”

3.07.2015 Eldenaer Jazz Evenings „Von Coleman Hawkins bis Michael Brecker“ feat. Lutz Büchner, sax
30.07.2015 Zeughaus Wismar „Organ meets Bigband“ feat. Jon Hammond
31.07.2015 Burg Penzlin im Rahmen der Festspiele M-V „Organ meets Bigband“ feat. Jon Hammond
01.08.2015 Inselfest Poel „Organ meets Bigband“ feat. Jon Hammond
01.08.2015 Rostock Klostergarten „Organ meets Bigband“ feat. Jon Hammond
Programm 2015

“Organ meets Bigband” feat. Jon Hammond (organ)
Nachdem sich in den vergangenen Jahren das LaJazzO MV mit den in der Big Band vorkommenden Instrumenten musikalisch auseinandersetzte, wird in 2015 die Jazzorgel musikalisch thematisiert werden. Unter dem Titel “Organ meets Big Band” wird dieses sehr traditionsreiche Instrument der Jazzgeschichte in den Mittelpunkt der Konzertreihe im folgenden Jahr gestellt. Als Jazzinstrument wurde es von Fats Waller in den 30er Jahren eingeführt und hatte seine Hochzeit in den 50er Jahren durch seine Vertreter wie Jimmy Smith. Der international renommierte New Yorker Jazzorganist Jon Hammond wird zusammen mit dem LaJazzO MV unter der Leitung von Michael Leuschner den besonderen Charme dieses Instrumentes wieder zum Leben erwecken.
Jon Hammond studierte in den siebzieger Jahren am Berklee College of Music und am City College San Francisco. Konzertreisen führten ihn quer durch die Vereinigten Staaten und Kanada. In seiner eigenen ‘Jon Hammond Show’ spielte er mit Musikern wie Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge und vielen anderen. Auch in Europa fand und findet seine Musik unverändert viele Anhänger. Die Medien berichten wiederholt von einem unverwechselbaren und prägenden Sound. Jon Hammond hat u.a. auf der 20. Frankfurter Musikmesse mitgewirkt und tritt vornehmlich in Hamburg auf. “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.

Im Programm
(aus dem Archiv der NDR Bigband)
The Sermon by Jimmy Smith, arr. Steve Grey
Back at the Chicken Shack by Jimmy Smith, arr. Steve Grey
Things ain’t what they used to be by Mercer Ellington, arr. Steve Grey
Walk on the Wild Side by Elmar Bernstein, arr. Steve Grey
Satin Doll by Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn, arr. Steve Grey
Bandrepertoire
(Auszug)
All the Things you are by Jerome Kern, arr. Stan Kenton
Always and Forever by Pat Metheny, arr. Bob Curnow
Boulder Buff by F. Normann / Eugene Novello
Breakthrough by John Fedchock
Critic’s Choice by Oliver Nelson
Here comes Julian by Heiner Wiberny, arr. Peter Herbolzheimer
Incredible Journey by Bob Mintzer
Stella by Starlight by Ned Washington/Victor Young, arr. Bill Holman
Tow away zone by Thad Jones, arr. Mike Carubia
You go to my head by Gillespie/Coots, arr. Bill Holman

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260109
Jon Hammond Show on Manhattan Neighborhood Network Ch. 1 late Friday nights / early Sat. 1:30 AM Eastern Standard time 28 minutes – with Val Hal Jazz Pub historic audio recording when I played on Count Basie’s original model A Hammond organ when subbing for Don Patterson – also Jones for Johnson classic Jon Hammond Show recording – Late Rent theme song outro http://www.HammondCast.com

Jon Hammond Dance Party!

— at AFM – American Federation of Musicians.

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Topics Cable Access TV, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, model A, #HammondOrgan #CNNiReport

The Water Boys! L to R Jon Hammond, Alex Budman, Michael Falkenstein, Brian Auger, Karma Auger, Donny Baldwin – The NAMM Show

Jon Hammond Band with Donny Baldwin on the band just after we played a NAMM Showcase

Jon Hammond Funk Unit
Location:
NAMM Sheraton Acoustic Stage
Event Date:
Thursday, January 21, 2016 – 9:00pm to 9:40pm
Add to Calendar https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit-0

Artist Info
Jon
Hammond
Organ / Organist Leader
Joe
Berger
guitar / guitarist

Performance Info

Jon Hammond’s Breakfast of Champions!

Organ Meets Bigband – in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Rostock

NAMM Breakfast of Champions with Betty Heywood NAMM Director of International Affairs & Jon Hammond bright and early Day 1

Oslo Norway — flanked by Jan Grindheim and Kevin Gallagher in front of Oslo City Hall – LINK: http://youtu.be/3SEJhqXVqiU 06
A special visit with Lord Mayor of Oslo Per Ditlev-Simonsen in Oslo Norway on Jon Hammond’s HammondCast Show

Holiday Balls lights, Upper Deck Oakland Bay Bridge – Jon Hammond

BIG Opening for movie I played on major motion picture soundtrack “The Love Guru” Mike Myers, Jessica Alba, Telma Hopkins, Justin Timberlake – Jon Hammond at the organ!

My 1965 Fender Band-Master amplifier

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842261010

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/141553881

Youtube https://youtu.be/C6sLWA1I3Zw

by Jon Hammond

Published October 5, 2015
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Topics Cable Access TV, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, Jon Hammond Show, #Jazz #HammondOrgan #Funk #Soul Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Landesjugendjazzorchester

Cable Access TV Show preview 10/10 Jon Hammond Show on Manhattan Cable TV channel 1 Music Travel Soft News 28 minute program, this episode includes film from recent concert tour as guest organist with 21 piece ensemble Landesjugendjazzorchester Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, concert in Alte Burg Penzlin on the grounds of the 16th century castle, LaJazzO M-V Under Rehearsal film in Schwerin Germany – conducted by Maestro Michael Leuschner leader and Michael also plays trumpet on the NDR Big Band. Then to Jon’s annual musikmessesession in Jazzkeller-Hofheim, Jon Hammond Band plays the theme song for Jon Hammond Show “Late Rent” with Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond Organ ©JON HAMMOND International http://www.HammondCast.com
Concert in Alte Burg Penzlin, LaJazzO M-V under rehearsal film
Schwerin​ Germany — LaJazzO MV Under Rehearsal under the direction of Michael Leuschner​ with guest organist Jon Hammond (USA) special programm: “Organ Meets Bigband” rehearsal days before concert tour in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Very special thanks to Tini Unger​ & Franziska Maczkowicz, Hendryk Wörlitz​, Heinz Lichius​, Bob Lanese, Andreas Barkhoff​, Lorenz Bösche, Edgar Herzog, NDR – Programm 2015
“Organ meets Bigband” feat. Jon Hammond (organ) Nachdem sich in den vergangenen Jahren das LaJazzO MV mit den in der Big Band vorkommenden Instrumenten musikalisch auseinandersetzte, wird in 2015 die Jazzorgel musikalisch thematisiert werden. Unter dem Titel “Organ meets Big Band” wird dieses sehr traditionsreiche Instrument der Jazzgeschichte in den Mittelpunkt der Konzertreihe im folgenden Jahr gestellt. Als Jazzinstrument wurde es von Fats Waller in den 30er Jahren eingeführt und hatte seine Hochzeit in den 50er Jahren durch seine Vertreter wie Jimmy Smith. Der international renommierte New Yorker Jazzorganist Jon Hammond wird zusammen mit dem LaJazzO MV unter der Leitung von Michael Leuschner den besonderen Charme dieses Instrumentes wieder zum Leben erwecken.
Jon Hammond studierte in den siebzieger Jahren am Berklee College of Music​ und am City College San Francisco. Konzertreisen führten ihn quer durch die Vereinigten Staaten und Kanada. In seiner eigenen ‘Jon Hammond Show’ spielte er mit Musikern wie Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge und vielen anderen. Auch in Europa fand und findet seine Musik unverändert viele Anhänger. Die Medien berichten wiederholt von einem unverwechselbaren und prägenden Sound. Jon Hammond hat u.a. auf der 20. Frankfurter musikmesse​ mitgewirkt und tritt vornehmlich in Hamburg auf. “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. Im Programm
(aus dem Archiv der NDR Big Band​)
The Sermon by Jimmy Smith, arr. Steve Gray
Back at the Chicken Shack by Jimmy Smith, arr. Steve Gray
Things ain’t what they used to be by Mercer Ellington, arr. Steve Gray
Walk on the Wild Side by Elmar Bernstein, arr. Steve Gray
Satin Doll by Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn, arr. Steve Gray, Late Rent by Jon Hammond​
Bandrepertoire
(Auszug)
All the Things you are by Jerome Kern, arr. Stan Kenton
Always and Forever by Pat Metheny, arr. Bob Curnow
Boulder Buff by F. Normann / Eugene Novello
Breakthrough by John Fedchock
Critic’s Choice by Oliver Nelson
Here comes Julian by Heiner Wiberny, arr. Peter Herbolzheimer
Incredible Journey by Bob Mintzer
Stella by Starlight by Ned Washington/Victor Young, arr. Bill Holman
Tow away zone by Thad Jones, arr. Mike Carubia
You go to my head by Gillespie/Coots, arr. Bill Holman
Jon Hammond Theme Song “LATE RENT”
musikmessesession Jazzkeller Hofheim
Peter Klohmann ts
Giovanni Totó Gulino d
Joe Berger g
Jon Hammond o
©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP

Producer Jon Hammond
Language German

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/EddieMoneyDocumentaryMoviePart1BackThroughTheYears

Youtube https://youtu.be/oqStvG2XAhI

Eddie Money​ docu project still in progress from Jon Hammond​ – going back through the years, this episode circa 1986 includes a visit with seasoned radio pro Kevin McCarthy on KHTR 103.3 St. Louis – more info (a lot!) – as seen on Jon Hammond Show MNN TV Ch. 1 Friday nights 32nd year
TV Producers of Manhattan Neighborhood Network [MNN]​

Jon’s archive http://www.jonhammondband.com/music-89.html

HammondCast 74 for KYCY/KYOU 1550 AM, #CNNiReport Turkey Time Special! With the National Anthem of Turkey played by SWAROVSKI ORCHESTRA and “Turkey in the Straw” performed by RAYMOND FAIRCHILD. From Jon’s personal archives, Al JAZZBEAUX COLLINS & LIONEL HAMPTON in NY, this is a beautiful piece and the interaction between Lionel and Jazzbeaux is priceless. JOHN ENTWISTLE & RAT RACE CHOIR courtesy of Ham-Berger (Jon Hammond and JOE BERGER) with Joe mixing live at Bottom Line – Jon tells the story about how Joe Berger was personally responsible for the WHO Reunion and Tour! JH Audio Portrait produced by STEVEN ROSENFELD, Happy Holidays everybody! *Jon’s official site: http://www.HammondCast.com

Blues, Jazz, Rock, Music and Travel

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/HammondCast90

KYOU RADIO http://kyouradio.org/music-106.html

by Jon Hammond
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Topics HammondCast, KYOU Radio, Conversation, Music, Alex Foster, Musicians, Saxophone, SNL Band, Saturday Night Live, Greece, New York City

HammondCast 90 KYCY KYOU 1550 AM, with Jon Hammond’s special guest Alex Foster (Musician) from the Saturday Night Live Band, broadcasting from New York City in conversation with Jon and music ©JON HAMMOND International http://www.HammondCast.com

Jon’s Archive http://archive.org/details/BernardPurdieDedicationToHisKidsLateRentCloserAtMikells

Mikell’s 760 Columbus Avenue NYC

August 28, 1989

Bernard Purdie takes the microphone

Then and Now / Now and Then – 3 of the original Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men – Alex Foster, Jon Hammond, Bernard Purdie – 24 years after this Mikell’s gig August 28, 1989 – thanks Pat & Mike! Jon

http://www.youtube.com/jonhammondband — at 760 Columbus Avenue New York City

Bernard Purdie on Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men gig at Mikell’s 24 years ago – August 28, 1989

Youtube http://youtu.be/B5qGwUgEyvM
New York NY — Flashback to August 1989 – Studio drummer Bernard Purdie takes the microphone on last set at Mikell’s with Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men band to dedicate the performance to his children Phyllis and Anthony. Theme song for the long-running cable TV program The Jon Hammond Show “Late Rent” original composition with
Jon Hammond at his 1959 B3 organ
Bernard Purdie drums
Chuggy Carter percussion
Alex Foster alto saxophone
Barry Finnerty guitar
*Note: This historic clip is photographic proof that the actual location of Mikell’s was 760 Columbus Avenue at 97th and not 808 Columbus as the current Whole Foods near the old location claims – JH — with Bernard Purdie and 2 others at 760 Columbus Avenue NYC

Jon’s archive http://ia801502.us.archive.org/8/items/6842261003/684226_1003.mp4

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1273397

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/140682109

Youtube https://youtu.be/2rM_x3kZBG8

Preview of Public Access TV Show Jon Hammond Show air time 10/03 – Jon Hammond Band with special guest Lee Oskar in jazzkeller Frankfurt, Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Totó Gulino drums, Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ – Jon Hammond Band in The Savoy Lounge, “Pocket Funk” with Barry Finnerty guitar, Todd Anderson tenor saxophone, Joris Dudli drums, Jon Hammond at the B3 organ ©JON HAMMOND International http://www.HammondCast.com

Photo by Joachim Hildebrand

Photos by Joachim Hildebrand

by Jon Hammond

Location:
NAMM Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort Acoustic Stage
Jon Hammond Funk Unit

https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit-0

Location, NAMM Sheraton, Event Date, First Blog, #NAMMShow #musikmesse #HammondOrgan #CNNiReport

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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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