Musical Instruments Fair Japan Second Day Suzuki Hammond Mercy Dedicated To Tachi!

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Tokyo Big Sight Japan — Very special dedication at Musical Instruments
Fair Japan Second Day to my good friend Waichiro Tachikawa aka Tachi –
reprising 10 years later Mercy Mercy with the great Suzuki Chromatic
harmonica masters Koei Tanaka and Tokuichi Inoue (Stevie Wonder’s
friends and harmonica makers!), Joe Berger playing custom guitar built by Tor Arne Engdal and Jon Hammond at the exciting new Hammond organ product, the XK-5 aka XK5 presented in the full blown version Heritage Pro System with high power model 3300 Leslie Speaker daily onstage in the Suzuki Musical Instruments
stand – enjoy this Full High Definition Film that will bring you right
there to the bi-annual fair in the Big Sight convention and exhibition
center in Tokyo, Japan – the largest one in the country! See you again
in 2018 folks! These instruments are available now from your local
Hammond Suzuki representitives – Jon Hammond
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Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond – Suzuki Musical Instruments Hamamatsu

Suzuki Musical Instruments Hamamatsu

President Manji Suzuki and Jon Hammond seated at the New B3 B3mk2 organ

Suzuki Chromatic
harmonica masters Koei Tanaka and Tokuichi Inoue (Stevie Wonder’s
friends and harmonica makers!), Joe Berger playing custom guitar built by Tor Arne Engdal and Jon Hammond at the exciting new Hammond organ product, the XK-5

*Note: We will also be appearing at Winter NAMM Show, Frankfurt musikmesse Prolight + Sound and Summer NAMM Show 31st year – this is the New B3 of the Future, now! “The New Original” – JH
XK5 Heritage Series Model Options:
XK5 Heritage Pro System
MoK5 Heritage Pro System
Special Thanks Shigeyuki Ohtaka, Yu Beniya, Masato Tomie
and Suzuki Engineering Team – President Manji Suzuki & Suzuki Team –
a pleasure to play the Hybrid Multiple Key Contact System and the
All-New Sound Engine totally rocks!

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“XK5 Single Manual

XK5 Heritage Pro System
• XK5, XLK5 lower manual, new Pro
Bench (BK), new Pro Stand (BK)
• XPK250BK Pedalboard (option, not
shown)
Model A3 Heritage System
• XK5, A3 lower manual (RW), new A3
Bench (RW), new A3 Stand (RW)
• XPK250W Pedalboard (option)
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HAMMOND® XK-5
“THE NEW ORIGINAL”
The HAMMOND B-3TM organ and its siblings such as the C-3TM and A-100TM have been the single most influential keyboard instruments in musical history, perhaps apart from the acoustic piano. When paired with the spinning Leslie® speaker, the HAMMOND’s sonic versatility defined the electrified keyboard sound of genres from rock to soul to Gospel to jazz. This sound is as sought after today as ever.
With the XK-5 and Heritage Series, HAMMOND is proud to announce that we’ve closed the final millimeters of the realism gap—in terms of both sound and feel—in a form factor that’s far more portable and affordable than a vintage Hammond organ. We are very proud of this instrument for providing an absolutely authentic playing experience that will meet the demands of even the most seasoned B-3 purist. Frankly, we feel it has no peer among today’s keyboard offerings.
“It’s very important to feel comfortable sitting at the organ. Sometimes I play an organ and it doesn’t feel like what I’m used to. First of all, [The XK-5] feels like
a B-3, just sitting at it.” – Dr. Lonnie Smith, legendary jazz organist
“It’s a Hammond B3! That’s what most of us want in
essence. But to be able to go beyond that and have all these incredible adjustments … I’m in love!” – Chuck Leavell (The Rolling Stones)
Let’s face it: Moving and maintaining an antique Hammond will only become more difficult as time passes. Of course we have tons of respect for anyone who does, but to get all of the sound with none of the hassle, let’s learn why the XK-5 is destined to become The New OriginalTM
.
NEW PATENT-PENDING TECHNOLOGIES
The engineering team we’ve dedicated to the Hammond sound for over 30 years went back to the drawing board for nearly everything about the new XK-5, analyzing many classic organs and poring over original diagrams and blueprints that only we possess. Here are some of the biggest new ideas in the new Hammond XK-5.
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Hybrid Multiple Key Contact System: On classic Hammonds (and in our current, full-sized New B-3 Mk. II family), pressing a key closes nine mechanical contacts: one for each drawbar. Your ears usually hear the multiple harmonics as one note. Depress a key slowly, however, and you can hear the harmonics come in at slightly different times. Normal playing created a subtle “slop” between otherwise crisp attacks, and the more drawbars you pull out, the more of an almost subliminal but chewy and soulful character it impacts to the sound. One perhaps feels this more than hears it, but seasoned players certainly notice its absence.
You can’t accomplish this with a single MIDI note-on, which is what most of today’s organ and synth key actions use. In the XK-5, we use three mechanical contacts at different points in the keys’ travel. Each of these in turn triggers three virtual contacts, giving you separate “note on” connections for every drawbar frequency in the same manner as the original nine-contact electro-mechanical Hammond® organs. The result is a fingers-to-music connection that perfectly duplicates sitting at a vintage B while saving on weight and cost. Plus, the time-spread between these “note ons” is programmable, as is the order in which you hear the harmonics speak. And since the contacts all receive and transmit MIDI note data, you can capture every harmonic nuance of your performance in your DAW program of choice—to which you can directly connect the XK-5 via USB.
“The first thing that struck me was the action. I played a big Larry Young chord, and stretching and hitting that top note, it didn’t quite trigger all the way until I really pressed on it. That’s exactly what a B-3 does and what I expect as a B-3 player.” – Jim Alfredson (Organissimo, Janiva Magness)
(Jim – jamming on the XK5 – ModelA3)
Completely Redesigned Key-bed: The XK-5’s keyboard action is built in-house, not sourced from a third-party manufacturer. We designed it to duplicate the heft, bounce, and key dip of a “new old stock” and well-maintained B-3TM: No springy synth keys allowed! Master Hammond players who tested early prototypes confirmed that nothing comes closer to the feel and response they expect. Of course it has the “waterfall” key fronts critical to Hammond playing techniques such as palm slides. Play the XK-5 alongside any other modern organ and we’re convinced you’ll find the difference stunning.
“The feel of the keyboard, it kicks back at you.
It’s not dead, and it feels good.
See, that’s what we’re looking for!”- Dr. Lonnie Smith
“It’s like the feel of what I imagine it must have been like in 1968
when you put your hands on a brand new one. It feels great.”- Chuck Leavell
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All-New Sound Engine: The XK-5 employs new proprietary technology to recreate Hammond’s storied tone wheel generator with unprecedented accuracy and flexibility. Tone wheels were spinning discs on shafts, each with its own pickup pointing at the edge. The pattern of “teeth” cut into the edge of the wheel and its rotational speed determined the pitch. Modeling and sampling are combined in an exclusive process to capture the frequencies of all 91 tone wheels found in the original organs, not to mention other important sonic details such as key click, harmonic percussion, vibrato-chorus, and more.
Tone wheel generators have become like rare violins or classic cars: Even though Hammond originally calibrated all instruments that left the factory to sound identical, no two are exactly alike after decades of use. So we’ve extended the programmability of both the overall generator characteristics (such as leakage and cross-talk between pickups) and individual tone wheel behavior (such as the purity of the sine wave) to almost ludicrous depths. In addition to letting you perfectly duplicate different conditions of Hammonds—from showroom-new to road-abused if that’s what you’re going for—there’s the ability to recreate individual organs right down to the model, year, and serial number! Presets will capture the exact tonal qualities of famous artists’ instruments, from jazz great Dr. Lonnie Smith to Chuck Leavell (The Rolling Stones) to Gregg Rolie (Santana, Journey) and more.
Virtual Matching Transformer: An often overlooked subtlety of the Hammond sound was that the tone wheels generated tiny voltages that needed to be stepped up, and you could be “drawing on” some of the same wheels at the same time by playing similar notes with similar drawbar settings on both manuals. All signals from the upper, lower, and pedal manuals passed through a matching transformer that was intended to even things out before the signal moved on to the preamp and vibrato-chorus scanner. The transformer—a piece of iron with a coil wrapped around it—could “remember” some of its saturation based on how hard it had been working previously, thus affecting new notes played. Physicists call this hysteresis. Musically speaking, it affects how much “volume robbing” you hear and adds to what Hammond aficionados think of as the “breathing” quality of the organ. (The phenomenon is similar to why some recording engineers like transformer-equipped microphones and/or preamps for certain sounds.) In the XK-5, the matching transformer and its place in the signal chain is modeled precisely, and the saturation and hysteresis amounts are adjustable from barely-there to over-the-top. Like we said, we’re closing the final few millimeters of the realism gap.
MORE FEATURES
We didn’t stop there. Just a few of the XK-5’s more than 50 innovations and features include:
• Four full sets of Harmonic Drawbars plus pedal drawbars, just like on original Hammond
console organs including the B-3.
• 12 additional virtual tone wheels are devoted to harmonically complex pedal tones (i.e. more
than just 16′ and 8′ sine waves), as found on Hammonds beginning in 1945.
• Custom tone wheel profiles available via download.
• Our best-ever Digital Leslie effect. Anything else is just a “rotary simulator.”
• Continuously variable Digital Leslie speed if desired.
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• Dedicated octave shift / transpose buttons.
• Improved DSP-based overdrive complemented by vacuum tube preamp.
• Improved vibrato-chorus.
• Dedicated on/off buttons and amount knobs for reverb, overdrive, and assignable multi-FX.
• Lower B drawbars can alternately control 9 MIDI CC messages for external gear.
• Left and right 1⁄4” outs can be used at the same time as Leslie output, for running the XK-5
through a real Leslie in parallel to stationary speakers, a subwoofer, or house P.A.
• More key-triggering modes for pedal-to-lower coupler (Manual Bass function).
• Firmware updatable via USB flash drive or directly from computer.
• Crisp new OLED display is more readable under different lighting conditions.
Of course we’ve retained the things that made working with the XK-3C and our compact SK-series keyboards a joy. Hold any button and the first page of parameters most relevant to it comes up in the display—holding the Leslie speed button for Digital Leslie settings, for example. This saves you a ton of menu-diving when customizing your sounds. New patch-naming and copying features also make your housekeeping even easier.
HERITAGE SERIES OVERVIEW
The single manual XK-5 forms the basis of our new Heritage Series, letting you configure as large or
as small a system as your gig requires.
For adding flawless and inspiring Hammond organ sound to your existing multi-keyboard rig, simply purchase the XK-5 single-manual unit. It contains all the tone-generating “brains” in case you want to expand later. From here, two systems offer a choice between contemporary or traditional looks for players who require dual manuals and/or pedals.
XK-5 Pro System
This system is best for touring musicians who carry their own gear but require a full portable B-3.
The new XLK-5 lower manual uses the same key-bed and multi-contact system. It features the same high-quality cabinetry as the main unit, with vertically extended side panels designed to cradle your XK-5. Remove the existing side panels from the main unit (a quick and simple operation), slide it into place, and you have an integrated dual-manual rig with a seamless appearance.
Jazz players who kick bass can add the XPK-250 two-octave radiating pedalboard, which includes our new EXP-250 expression pedal. Though the XK-5 is compatible with previous XK-3 and XK-3C Pro System expansion products such as the XLK-3 lower manual (though you’ll only get the multiple key contacts on the XK-5 itself), all the new components interconnect via H-BUS, our new connector that simplifies setup by carrying both data and power.
Rounding out the options are the open-footprint aluminum Pro stand, which folds for easy carry, and matching bench.
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Model A-3TM
So named because it looks very much like Laurens Hammond’s first organ, the Model ATM he introduced in 1935, the Model A-3 is ideal for installation in a church or nightclub, or for any application where the appearance of a classic B-series Hammond is desired.
It begins with the XK5 and adds the A-3 lower manual, which functions exactly like the XLK-5 but has thicker side panels. The wooden “B-3 look” stand and bench match the cabinetry perfectly, as does the XPK-250 pedalboard with expression pedal.
HAMMOND will offer different bundles of these components through better retailers everywhere.
If you demand no less than perfection from your tone-wheel organ sound, a feel and responsiveness that will make you close your eyes and imagine you’re playing a vintage B-3, and programmability that will let you recreate any specific Hammond that may be in your mind’s ear, don’t settle for a “clone.” Insist on The New Original … the HAMMOND XK-5.
“I’m so glad Hammond is carrying on the tradition, and making it even better than it was in the beginning. Congratulations!” – Chuck Leavell
SPECIFICATIONS:
Hammond USA 743 Annoreno Drive Addison, IL 60101
http://www.hammondorganco.com
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Manuals
Upper and Lower 73 notes each (61 playing keys plus 12 Preset Keys)
Square-front (“waterfall”-style) New mechanical key-bed design
Pedal (optional)
13, 20-note spinet-style 25-note radiating
Adjustable Pedal Sustain Pedal to Lower coupler Custom Pedal Registrations (3 Factory, 3 User)
Split
SPLIT panel control Assignable split point
Tone Generator
MTWTM (Modeled Tone Wheels) 61-note polyphony for Manuals 5-note polyphony for Pedals
Virtual Multi-ContactsTM
Custom Contacts (3 Factory, 3 User) 3 Physical Contacts, 9 Assignable Virtual Contacts
Adjustable Attack, Release, Decay
Harmonic Drawbars®
5 sets (4 Manuals, 1 Pedal) Upper 2 X 9 pitches
Lower 2 X 9 pitches
Pedal 2 pitches
Drawbar Voicing
4 choices for Manuals (A-100, B-3, C-3, Mellow)
4 choices for Pedals (Normal, Muted, Synth 1 & 2)
Custom Tone Wheel (CTWTM)
3 Factory, 3 User for A-100, B-3, C- 3 & Mellow Drawbar Voicings CTW’s identified by model and serial number
Adjustable parameters for each tone wheel
12 complex tone wheels for bottom 12 pedal tones.
Touch-Response PercussionTM
Percussion On, Normal/Soft Volume, Slow/Fast Decay, 2nd & 3rd Harmonic
Adjustable Normal/Soft Volume settings,
Slow/Fast Decay rates, Velocity, Key Tracking,
1’ Drawbar Cancel ON/OFF
Vibrato & ChorusTM
Virtual ScannerTM (3 settings) Adjustable rate, Vibrato/Chorus Mix Vibrato on Pedal ON/OFF
Overdrive
Tube/Solid State Adjustable drive level
Preset Keys
9 Presets plus Cancel each Manual 2 Adjust Presets each Manual
9 programmable Preset Banks
Patches
100 User, 100 Factory Patches Assignable to Preset Keys as Favorites
Assignable Patch Load: Drawbar registrations, Drawbar parameters, Internal & External Zones, Multi- Effects, Reverb.
Tube Preamp
12AU7/12AX7 Tubes
Adjustable Routing & Drive Level
MTTM Matching Transformer
Adjustable drive level, Hysteresis, upper/lower/percussion levels
Multi-Effects
Tremolo, Auto Pan, Wah-Wah, Ring Modulator, Phaser, Flanger, Chorus, Delay. Adjustable parameters for each effect.
Master Equalizer
Bass/Mid/Treble panel controls Adjustable gain & center frequency
Programmable Equalizer
Bass, Mid, Treble
Adjustable center frequency Hammond Preamp Tone Control
Leslie®
STOP, FAST, BYPASS panel controls.
Custom Cabinets (8 Preset, 8 User) Adjustable Slow & Fast Speeds, Rise & Fall Times, Horn/Drum/Subwoofer Volume Balance, Microphone Settings.
Reverb
ON/OFF panel control
11 programs
Leslie On Reverb ON/OFF
MIDI
5 MIDI Templates
3 Keyboard Channels (Upper, Lower, Pedals)
6 External Zones (3 Upper, 2 Lower, 1 Pedals)
Assignable MIDI channels, key range, Program Change, Pan, Velocity Curve, Min/Max Volume
IN 1, IN 2, OUT Connections
Display
OLED, 20 character, 2 line
7 Control Buttons & VALUE Rotary Knob
USB
“A” port (“To USB Flash Drive”) “B” port (“To Host”)
Tune/Transpose
Transpose +- 6 semitones Fine Tune +- 10 cents
Octave Up/Down +- 2 octaves
H-BUS® Connector
To Pedals/Expression Pedal
Audio Connections
LINE OUT L/MONO / R Headphone Jack
11-pin Leslie® Connector
Other Connections
CONTROL 1, CONTROL 2, 8-pin DIN (EXP-100F Expression Pedal)
AC Input
Dimensions
46.8” (W) 15.8” (D) 4.7” (H) Weight 34.6 lbs. ”

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Musical Instruments Fair Japan NO X-CESS BAGGAGE BLUES in Suzuki Musical Instruments Stand XK-5 – Musicians: Koei Tanaka chromatic harmonica, Joe Berger guitar, Takano Naoyuki tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond playing the new XK-5 Hammond Heritage Pro System organ
XK5 Heritage Pro System • XK5, XLK5 lower manual, new Pro Bench (BK), new Pro Stand (BK) • XPK250BK Pedalboard “THE NEW ORIGINAL” – Tokyo Big Sight http://www.HammondCast.com/ — at Tokyo Big Sight.

Musicians: Koei Tanaka chromatic harmonica, Joe Berger guitar, Takano Naoyuki tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond playing the new XK-5 Hammond Heritage Pro System organ:

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Yeah man! Like President Obama says: “Fire it Up!”
Tokyo Big Sight, I’m back in town and not messin’ around – fired up after falling in line with my dear serious music friends right here,
L to R Koei Tanaka​, Joe Berger​, Jon Hammond​, Waichiro Tachikawa​

rallying around the new XK-5 Organ at Musical Instruments Fair Japan – Fire it Up folks! The new standard, moving in to the future…hammer down on the XK5 Hammond organ Heritage Pro System, better than a B3 and it won’t break your back – welcome to the future! – Jon Hammond
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Big Thank You Yu Beniya Suzuki Musical Instruments Team for this beautiful photo: On-Air with Stanley and Chris of Tokyo Guitar Show

#TokyoGuitarShow – huge honor to go on-the-air there with Stanley and Chris at the 2016 Japan Musical Instruments Fair in Tokyo Big SIght! – Joe Berger Jon Hammond – http://www.tgs-radio.com , thanks Yu! – Tokyo Big Sight!

My new youngest organ student on the new XK-5 Hammond organ, I showed him how to do ‘The Claw’ – sub-in training!

At Japan Music Fair, Tokyo Big Sight Japan – Jon Hammond – Suzuki Musical Instruments

Jon Hammond & Manji Suzuki President Founder of Suzuki Musical Instruments

Tokyo Japan — Meeting the Hammond XK-5 Heritage Pro System Organ rig for Japan Musical Instrument Fair in Suzuki Musical Instruments, better than an old B3 folks! Multi-contact keys and all new powerful sound engine, pure classic Hammond organ sound moving in to the future!

Jon Hammond & Joe Berger preparing for daily program with the great Chromatic Harmonica master Koei Tanaka!
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11月4、5、6日と続いた楽器フェア2016、スズキハーモニカのデモ演奏を連日行いましたが、無事に終了しました!演奏を聴いていただいたみなさま、ありがとうございました。ハモンドオルガンの名手 河合 代介さんとのデュオ(最終日最後のセットにはドラムの大槻カルタさんが乱入してくれて大盛り!)、そしてアメリカから急遽かけつけてくれたハモンドオルガンの Jon Hammondとギターの Joe Bergerのトリオ(スズキハーモニカ開発のIさんに飛び入りしてもらいました!)にて行いました。とても良い内容の3日間だったと思います。関係者のみなさまお疲れ様でした。

河合代介さんとは今週金曜日11日に沼袋 オルガンジャズ倶楽部にてふたたびデュオでライブしますので、そちらも是非よろしくお願いします!

God bless…my friend Quincey Carr is in the Evening News tonight with Captain Sully Sullenberger and Mayor Libby Schaaf…check it out! – Jon Hammond:
Surprise scholarship aids Hayward pilot’s flight instruction dreams

Photos by Jon Hammond – Quincey Carr and Steven Turner – Oakland CA

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“Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger shakes hands with Quincey Carr after presenting him with a certificate with which he may complete his training to become a flight instructor in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. Carr, who was shot and paralyzed years ago, told his story to Oakland police Sgt. Clay Burch (standing behind Sullenberger) who arranged for the Oakland Firefighters Random Acts charity to fund Carr’s flight education. (Kristopher Skinner/Bay Area News Group) ”
By George Kelly | gkelly@bayareanewsgroup.com
PUBLISHED: November 7, 2016 at 5:13 pm
“OAKLAND — “Whoa, whoa, oh my God!”

Quincey Carr cried out as he wheeled around full circle in his wheelchair as media and well-wishers quickly surrounded him at the corner of Hegenberger Road and Edgewater Drive near his job.

Only minutes before, an Oakland fire engine had pulled up to treat Carr in an attempt to distract him.
“They surprised me, they had the fire truck show up here and test my pulse and said ‘Are you OK?’” he said. “Then people just started swarming in, and I was like, ‘What is happening?’”

Carr, 32, of Hayward, was immediately surrounded by cameras and city leaders, including Mayor Libby Schaaf, and Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who presented him with a $10,000 scholarship check on behalf of Oakland Firefighters Random Acts to cover the cost of flight instruction classes.

“I’m just so happy that I can really devote all of the time in doing what I really want to do,” said Carr, who wields a bullhorn and signs six days a week to promote Ramos Furniture, a family-owned and operated chain of Northern California stores.

He came by his love of flight early with visits to his parents’ jobs at the Alameda Naval Air Station leading to model-plane collections, flight lessons and his own private pilot’s license at age 17 in 2002.

But tragedy struck on Aug. 11, 2006, when Carr, who learned he had passed his written exam for a commercial license, went out with his girlfriend to begin celebrations with a haircut at his regular barbershop on International Boulevard. When his girlfriend rebuffed a stranger’s flirting, the man left the shop but returned soon after with a gun and shot Carr three times, then fired two more shots into him on the floor.

Carr’s dreams were on hold. But he fought back through agonizing rehabilitation to teach ground instruction at a local flight school, take friends on occasional plane rides and play a weekly piano gig at a Union City hotel to make ends meet.
Oakland police Sgt. Clay Burch said he met Carr earlier this year while visiting Ramos Furniture during a work break. It was after that chance meeting that Burch started thinking about how he could help Carr.

“We’re here to hopefully start him on a path to change his life. His dream has always been to be a flight instructor. Today, we’re here to help him realize his dream,” Burch said.

Larry Hendricks, a retired 30-year Oakland firefighter, said the mayor’s office contacted his nonprofit organization, Oakland Firefighters Random Acts, to help with Burch’s plan.

“When we heard (Burch) had taken the time to get the backstory of a guy hundreds of people had driven by in his wheelchair, it was a no-brainer for us,” Hendricks said.

At fire station No. 27 on Pardee Road, officials started talking about a scholarship that would allow Carr to train at Pacific States Aviation, a flight-based operator in Concord.

“I’ve known Quincey for more than 15 years,” Rashid Yahya, Pacific States vice president and chief pilot, said. “He still flies out of our academy using a special apparatus. I’m really glad we can help Quincey with his passion for flying and teaching. Once he gets his certificate, he can teach any student from private to commercial how to fly.”

Sullenberger praised Random Acts and all others who helped raise funds for Carr’s equipment and training.

“When I became a flight instructor when I was 20 years old, I very quickly realized it’s one thing to be able to accomplish something, to achieve a certain level of performance, but it’s quite another to, in very granular fashion, break that down into component parts and explain it to someone so they can begin to do it,” said Sullenberger, who lavished praise on Carr’s determination and perseverance in pursuing his flight instruction dreams.

“I’m going to tell him today that forever after when I see a small plane overhead, I’m going to say ‘I wonder if that’s Quincey?’”

Staff writer Angela Hill contributed to this report. Contact George Kelly
George Kelly George Kelly is a breaking news reporter for the Bay Area News Group. He has worked as an online coordinator and, before that, a copy editor and page designer for Bay Area-based newspapers and magazines. Off work, he enjoys playing in bands, busking and karaoke. His first newspaper job was as a Washington Post paperboy. Follow George Kelly @allaboutgeorge

Jon Hammond Thumbs Up to the amazing Ramos Furniture Store Promo Duo Quincey Carr and Steven Turner on tenor on corner of Edgewater and Hegenberger! – Check ’em out if you are driving by folks – FREE HDTV with a qualifying purchase while supplies last! Up to a 51 inch HDTV FREE!
— with Quincey Carr, Steven Turner and Ramos Furniture at Ramos Furniture – Oakland CA

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Japan Music Fair LIVE Get Back in The Groove XK5 featuring Koei Tanaka and Joe Berger plus special guest Tokuichi Inoue chromatic Harmonica Masters from Suzuki Musical Instruments – Jon Hammond is playing the new XK-5 Hammond organ and high power Leslie Speaker, the new standard in Hammond B3 digital organ, best modern Hammond organ in history, enjoy! Jon Hammond photo Steve aka Shunichi Horiuchi! http://www.HammondCast.com

Tokyo Japan — thanks for photo Steve aka Shunichi Horiuchi! – Tokyo Japan — I love playing this organ XK-5 aka XK5 Hammond, come join us for Day 2 Japan Musical Instruments Fair in Suzuki Musical Instruments stand folks! – Jon Hammond

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Jon Hammond drawing crowds at Suzuki Musical Instruments! — with Jon Hammond – photo credit: Joe Berger

With Takano Naoyuki and Jon Hammond – Photo credit Lars Heuseler

Tokyo Japan — I love playing this organ XK-5 aka XK5 Hammond, come join us for Day 2 Japan Musical Instruments Fair in Suzuki stand folks! – Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond with Kaori Tai – one of Koei Tanaka’s top harmonica students and excellent photographer!

Photo credit Kaori Tai

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あ~~、写真多すぎてUPするので手一杯。
カメラのスペックが低い割りに良い写真が撮れたのでは?とは思うが、やっぱりカメラのスペックは上げたいのが本音。

Tokyo Japan — Wow it was a great day to see my dear friends again from Suzuki Musical Instruments, reunion at Japan Music Fair 2016! Jon Hammond Photo Credit, Yu Beniya! with Waichiro Tachikawa aka Tachi and Take

Photo Credit Yu Beniya

Daisuke Kawai XK-5 Organ and Koei Tanaka looking and sounding beautiful beautiful beautiful cats! Music for the people at Japan Music Fair Tokyo Big Sight Suzuki Musical Instruments stage – photo: Jon Hammond

Musical Instruments Fair Japan, Tokyo Big Sight, XK5, XK-5 Organ, Suzuki Musical Instruments, Mercy, Jon Hammond, Chromatic Harmonica, Koei Tanaka, Electric guitar, Joe Berger, Blues Band, NAMM, musikmesse, #XK5 #Suzuki #SuzukiMusicalInstruments #Harmonica #HammondOrgan

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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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