Friday, February 25, 2011

Jazz Time with Jon Hammond Most Important Jazz Photos in History and First Midi Accordion Controlling organ

*WATCH VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond NEA Jazz Legends Photo Shoot, most important Jazz Photos in History


From Jon Hammond Archive, Jon's pictures taken of surviving and then present (2004) NEA Jazz Master legends, many from this list including Horace Silver, Louis Bellson, Anita O'Day, Ron Carter, Cecil Taylor, Frank Foster, Benny Golson, Roy Haynes, Hank Jones and many more, enjoy!
Jon Hammond
*Up-to-date NEA Jazz Master list as of 2009:
Toshiko Akiyoshi (2007)
David Baker (2000)
Danny Barker (1991)
Ray Barretto (2006)
Count Basie (1983)
Louie Bellson (1994)
Tony Bennett (2006)
George Benson (2009)
Art Blakey (1988)
Bob Brookmeyer (2006)
Cleo Brown (1987)
Ray Brown (1995)
Dave Brubeck (1999)
Kenny Burrell (2005)
Donald Byrd (2000)
Candido Camero (2008)
Benny Carter (1986)
Betty Carter (1992)
Ron Carter (1998)
Kenny Clarke (1983)
Buck Clayton (1991)
Jimmy Cobb (2009)
Ornette Coleman (1984)
Chick Corea (2006)
Miles Davis (1984)
Buddy DeFranco (2006)
Dorothy Donegan (1992)
Harry "Sweets" Edison (1992)
Roy Eldridge (1982)
Gil Evans (1985)
Art Farmer (1999)
Ella Fitzgerald (1985)
Tommy Flanagan (1996)
Frank Foster (2002)
Curtis Fuller (2007)
Dizzy Gillespie (1982)
Benny Golson (1996)
Dexter Gordon (1986)
Jim Hall (2004)
Chico Hamilton (2004)
Lionel Hampton (1988)
Slide Hampton (2005)
Herbie Hancock (2004)
Barry Harris (1989)
Roy Haynes (1995)
Percy Heath (2002)
Jimmy Heath (2003)
Joe Henderson (1999)
Luther Henderson (2004)
Jon Hendricks (1993)
Nat Hentoff (2004)
Billy Higgins (1997)
Andrew Hill (2008)
Milt Hinton (1993)
Shirley Horn (2005)
Freddie Hubbard (2006)
Milt Jackson (1997)
Ahmad Jamal (1994)
J.J. Johnson (1996)
Jonathan "Jo" Jones (1985)
Hank Jones (1989)
Elvin Jones (2003)
Quincy Jones (2008)
Andy Kirk (1991)
Lee Konitz (2009)
John Levy (2006)
John Lewis (2001)
Ramsey Lewis (2007)
Abbey Lincoln (2003)
Melba Liston (1987)
Tom McIntosh (2008)
Jackie McLean (2001)

Marian McPartland (2000)
Carmen McRae (1994)
Jay McShann (1987)
James Moody (1998)
Dan Morgenstern (2007)
Anita O'Day (1997)
Sun Ra (1982)
Paquito D'Rivera (2005)
Max Roach (1984)
Sonny Rollins (1983)
George Russell (1990)
Gunther Schuller (2008)
Jimmy Scott (2007)
Artie Shaw (2005)
Wayne Shorter (1998)
Horace Silver (1995)
Jimmy Smith (2005)
Billy Taylor (1988)
Cecil Taylor (1990)
Clark Terry (1991)
Toots Thielemans (2009)
McCoy Tyner (2002)
Rudy Van Gelder (2009)
Sarah Vaughan (1989)
George Wein (2005)
Frank Wess (2007)
Randy Weston (2001)
Joe Wilder (2008)
Joe Williams (1993)
Teddy Wilson (1986)
Gerald Wilson (1990)
Nancy Wilson (2004)
Phil Woods (2007)
Snooky Young (2009)
*Images © JON HAMMOND International *Official:


First-time ever Midi Accordion controlling Hammond Organ in March of 1992, played with bass lines on the buttons by JON HAMMOND Blues Band at JAZZKELLER Frankfurt. Jon Hammond managed to get sponsorship from Philip Morris to fly BARRY FINNERTY in from New York for the show which was the very first of Jon's annual "Jon Hammond's Musikmesse Warm Up Party" with all-star band. On the band with Jon also was DERRICK JAMES alto sax, ALAIN NAU drums from Forbach, UWE GEHRING aka WESLEY G guitar from Kaiserslautern. JOE BERGER Mixed this recording live under the piano with a guy blowing cigar smoke in his face (smoking was legal then). *special thanks: SENNHEISER Microphones, Hammond Suzuki, EUGEN HAHN Jazzkeller. Note: Guitarist HERB ELLIS was sitting next to bandstand in front during the entire first set. Jon Hammond plays Excelsior Accordions & Hammond Organs exclusively. ©
Jon Hammond Band will be returning to Jazzkeller Frankfurt to Celbrate 25 Years Musikmesse Warm Up Party on Tuesday April 5, 2011

Annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt hosted by Jon Hammond Band will be 

celebrating 25 consecutive years performing in the International Musikmesse which is the biggest

event in the music lights and sound Industry.

Jon Hammond is very proud to announce the line up

and happy to return again to the world famous stage of Jazzkeller Frankfurt, the oldest jazz

club in all of Germany. Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond organ are both from USA, known

affectionately to their music friends as Ham-Berger (we're on a roll! Jon and Joe often say)

long-time associates and a fixture at many trade shows, as seen on the long-running NYC based 

TV show "The Jon Hammond Show" now in 27th year. 

Tony Lakatos the great Hungarian tenor sax star from Budapest, from the famous Lakatos Family of

Hungarian Gypsy music tradition going back generations. Tony is a lifetime member of the HR 

Hessischer Rundfunk Radio Big Band and currently playing with Herbie Hancock. Tony is an artist

endorsee for P. Mauriat saxophones. Jon Hammond is extremely happy Tony will be rejoining the

band in Jazzkeller, along with another long-time musical associate, Giovanni Gulino drums from

Sicily Italy. Giovanni has been the house drummer for many years in Jazzkeller Frankfurt and

Jazz Kneipe, he also comes from a family of musicians, his brother Sandro is an outstanding

bass player. 20 years ago Jon was introduced to Tony and Giovanni by Regina Snilovic the owner

of the Jazz Kneipe, which is now closed, but formerly presented live music 7 nights a week.

Jon Hammond, Giovanni Gulino, Tony Lakatos 20 years ago in Jazz Kneipe Frankfurt

Tony, Giovanni and Jon were often the house band, by Jon played 207 gigs there with the boys,

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