Beacons In Jazz Award Concert Cab Calloway Bill Cosby Historic Movie New School NYC May 7 1990

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Beacons In Jazz Award Concert Cab Calloway Bill Cosby Historic Movie New School NYC May 7 1990

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by Jon Hammond

Historic evening hosted by Bill Cosby, honoring Cab Calloway with legendary musicians and graduating musicians from New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music – filmed by Jon Hammond at the request of Arnie Lawrence – this documentary is for historical purposes Commercial Use Strictly Prohibited – from the New School Archives:
*Note: Revisions to metadata notes will follow soon – Jon Hammond:
– 4th Beacons in Jazz Awards Ceremony & Concert May 7, 1990 in the little theatre on 13th St., Mayor David N. Dinkins proclaimed May 7th as Cab Calloway Day in New York – and Cab was presented The Beacons in Jazz Award by jazz historian Phil Schaap – an incredible evening with concert including Jazz Survivors Band with Panama Francis, Milt Hinton, Eddie Barefield and more legends – then a large ensemble powered by the rhythm section of Bernard Purdie with Reggie Workman bass – horn section including the late great Arnie Lawrence, also Eddie Bert, Donald Byrd – many of these cats have passed on sadly, special appearance by Little Jimmy Heath conducting and playing soprano saxophone. Julian Junior Mance at the piano with Billy Harper on tenor sax – graduating saxophonist Walter Blanding Jr. played his old saxophone held together by rubber bands for the last time that night, as Cab Calloway personally presented him with a new Yamaha tenor saxophone which he immediately played “You’ve Changed” joined by the all-star band and Little Jimmy Scott vocals – Bill Cosby hosted the entire night and participated in the music with gusto – incredible historic evening that I personally documented – the project is now back in-progress 27 years later, Jon Hammond — with Bernard Purdie and Bernard Purdie at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
*Note from Jon Hammond: Bud DiFluri from Yamaha presented the special Yamaha tenor saxophone to Walter Blanding Jr. – which was inscribed from Cab Calloway, but actually bought and paid for by Bill Cosby. Walter eventually sold the saxophone. Anyone who knows where the instrument is or has it please contact either Jon Hammond or Bud DiFluri – Mr. DiFluri is now Professor of Marketing teaching at Nyack College.

Appears in my movieJon Hammond:

Cab Calloway

possibly Chuck Schumer to the right of the women – Jon Hammond

Bobby Johnson trumpet legend takes the stage – Jon Hammond

Ira Gitler American Jazz Journalist, Elaine Ellman documentary photographer looking on – Jon Hammond

woman reading program, Bobby Johnson Arnie Lawrence, drummer Bernard Purdie in tuxedo – Jon Hammond

MC’s Bill Cosby, Phil Schaap, Bobby Johnson trumpet and Earle Warren Count Basie Orchestra alum alto saxophone – Jon Hammond

Bill Cosby, Red Richards, Milt Hinton, Eddie Barefield, Bobby Johnson & Earle Warren checking out Cosby – Jon Hammond

Bobby Johnson trumpet had the big cheeks before Dizzy Gillespie! Earle Warren alto with Milt Hinton The Judge on bass, David Panama Francis drums, delightful little girl enjoying the show! – Jon Hammond

Milt Hinton “The Judge” playing Reggie Workman’s acoustic bass as Bill Cosby looks on – Bobby Johnson trumpet and Earle Warrent alto – Jon Hammond

Drummer David Panama Francis – Jon Hammond

Red Richards / Charles Coleridge “Red” Richards piano and James Victor “Jimmy” Scott (July 17, 1925 – June 12, 2014) takes the stage still wearing glasses – Jon Hammond

Milt Hinton bass, Little Jimmy Scott, Bill Cosby – Jon Hammond

Ahmet Ertegun / ɑːmɛt ˈɛərtəɡən in the audience

Bernard Purdie drums, Walter Blanding jr. tenor saxophone, Dr. Donald Byrd trumpet / Donaldson Toussaint L’Ouverture “Donald” Byrd II (December 9, 1932 – February 4, 2013) – Jon Hammond

Arnie Lawrence soloing on alto sax as Dr Donald Byrd looks on – Jon Hammond

Billy Harper tenor, Arnie Lawrence alto, Rebecca Coupe Franks trumpet, Trombonist ?

Bernard Purdie drums, Billy Harper tenor, Roy Hargrove trumpet – Jon Hammond

Eddie Bert trombone, Cecil Bridgewater trumpets – Roy Hargrove, Rebecca Coupe Franks – Jon Hammond

Clark Terry trumpet – Jon Hammond

Clark Terry flugelhorn, Baritone saxophonist? Reggie Workman bass with Bill Cosby, Cab Calloway with Beacons in Jazz Award pendant – Jon Hammond

Cab Colloway man of the evening! Beacons in Jazz awardee – Jon Hammond

Cab Calloway has Bud DiFluri from Yamaha come out with the famous inscribed tenor for Walter Blanding Jr (bought and paid for by Bill Cosby by the way) – Jon Hammond

*Note from Jon Hammond: David C. Levy from New School originally gave me a hard time about making this film folks!

Bud DiFluri takes the mic and speaks about Walter Blanding Jr. at presentation before Walter plays the gifted tenor and Little Jimmy Scott joins in on “You’ve Changed” – Jon Hammond

Little Jimmy Heath “James Edward Heath (born October 25, 1926),[1] nicknamed Little Bird” joins band – Arnie Lawrence alto with Britt Woodman trombone (June 4, 1920 in Los Angeles – October 13, 2000 in Hawthorne, California) was a jazz trombonist. He is best known for his work with Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus – Jon Hammond

Reggie Workman bass, Bernard Purdie drums, Junior Mance / Julian Clifford Mance, Jr. (known as Junior Mance, born October 10, 1928) piano, Rebecca Coupe Franks trumpet – Jon Hammond

Junior Mance (with porkchop sideburns at the time) looking at the music on the piano, Arnie Lawrence alto saxophone, Bobby Johnson trumpet with Bill Cosby – Jon Hammond

Additional notes from Jon Hammond:
VIP Dinner Reception May 7, 1990 for Cab Calloway at Garvin’s Restaurant in Greenwich Village Soho, L to R: Bill Cosby, Cab Calloway seated, Little Jimmy Scott, Joe Williams the famous singer who shot to fame with the Count Basie Orchestra
– this was just before joining a host of legendary musicians and the first graduating class of The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in the little theatre on 13th St., Mayor David N. Dinkins proclaimed May 7th as Cab Calloway Day in New York – and Cab was presented The Beacons in Jazz Award by jazz historian Phil Schaap – an incredible evening with concert including Jazz Survivors Band with Panama Francis, Milt Hinton, Eddie Barefield and more legends – then a large ensemble powered by the rhythm section of Bernard Purdie with Reggie Workman bass – horn section including the late great Arnie Lawrence, also Eddie Bert, Donald Byrd – many of these cats have passed on sadly, special appearance by Little Jimmy Heath conducting and playing soprano saxophone. Julian Junior Mance at the piano with Billy Harper on tenor sax – graduating saxophonist Walter Blanding Jr. played his old saxophone held together by rubber bands for the last time that night, as Cab Calloway personally presented him with a new Yamaha tenor saxophone which he immediately played “You’ve Changed” joined by the all-star band and Little Jimmy Scott vocals – Bill Cosby hosted the entire night and participated in the music with gusto – incredible historic evening that I personally documented – the project is now back in-progress 27 years later, Jon Hammond — with Bill Cosby, Cab Calloway, Little Jimmy Scott and Joe Williams
©JON HAMMOND International http://www.HammondCast.com – Special thanks Martin W. Mueller
Long-time Executive Director New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music – filmed originally for Jon Hammond Show on MCTV / MNN TV Channel 1 – 34th year, still on late Friday nights / early Sat. 1:30AM
Enjoy this film folks! – Jon Hammond – further info: jonhammond@jonhammondband.com

Producer Jon Hammond
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English

Cab Calloway, David N. Dinkins, Bill Cosby, Beacons in Jazz, Eddie Barefield, Milt Hinton, Jon Hammond, Panama Francis, Little Jimmy Scott, New School, Jazz and Contemporary Music, #Jazz #Cosby

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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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