*WATCH VIDEO HERE: Midi Accordion JON HAMMOND Blues Band JAZZKELLER FRANKFURT 1992
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. © http://www.accordionradio.com
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.
Tony, Giovanni and Jon were often the house band, by Jon played 207 gigs there with the boys,
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