Thinking about Willie Mays one of my all-time heroes on the day after his actual birthday folks! – Jon Hammond

Thinking about Willie Mays one of my all-time heroes on the day after his actual birthday folks! – Jon Hammond

©Jon Hammond International – Photo by Jon Hammond #24 Willie Mays

Willie Mays photo by Jon Hammond number 24 at his SkyBox Lounge which was briefly open at site of the old Kimball’s East where Jon Hammond Band played with Bernard Purdie in Oct. of 1998 at
6005 Shellmound St. Emeryville, CA, 94608 http://www.HammondCast.com/
Willie’s wiki
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Mays
Willie Howard Mays, Jr. (born May 6, 1931), nicknamed “The Say Hey Kid”, is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) center fielder who spent almost all of his 22 season career playing for the New York and San Francisco Giants, before finishing with the New York Mets. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979, his first year of eligibility…

Jon Hammond Funk Unit in Concert on NAMM Nissan Stage – Summer NAMM 2016 – Funky Jazz and Blues
Musicians: Roland Barber trombone, Cord Martin tenor,
Louis Flip Winfield drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ — Special Guest TBA – FRIDAY June 24 – 2PM – 2:45PM – The NAMM Show Nasvle Music City Center – special thanks Mothertone / Sleishman Drum Co Michael Turner, Greg Herreman, NAMM Show Team

WATCH FILM HERE: Jon Hammond Funk Unit

Facebook Event Page https://www.facebook.com/events/504179796453763/

As Seen on TV! – 34 Years The Jon Hammond Show

As Heard on Radio – HammondCast

Jon Hammond Funk Unit Returning to Nashville Summer NAMM Show!

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

Willie Mays, Skybox Lounge, Public Market Emeryville, Kimball’s East, Jon Hammond Band, #HammondOrgan #Jazz #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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