The World is Always On Jon Hammond for Alcatel-Lucent Technologies and Bell Labs worldwide campaign
Jon Hammond for Alcatel-Lucent / Bell Labs: "On stage, on television or on the radio waves everyday I feel lucky because I’m ALWAYS ON! Jon HammondMusician, television personality and radio broadcaster Jon Hammond boarded a Concorde in 1981 to travel from New York to Paris at supersonic speed, and he never slowed down.Jon travels the world, touring in Europe and Asia two or three times each year while broadcasting his “HammondCast” morning radio show seven days a week. At home in the United States, Jon splits his time between New York City and San Francisco and performs four to five concerts each month at local hospitals, nursing homes and prisons. His cable television program, “The Jon Hammond Show,” is in its 25th year and going strong.“In my business, it’s essential to be contactable 24/7. I couldn't organize as much as I do without being ALWAYS ON.” Inspired by the Beatles and fascinated by the radio (he built a crystal radio at the age of five), Jon knew he was destined to be a musician. Although that’s a departure from tradition - Jon’s father and grandfather were physicians - Jon carries on the family business in his own way by performing in some of the very hospitals where his father once practiced medicine.“I've seen people get out of their wheelchairs and dance more times than I can count, so I’m happy I can make a difference playing for those who are less fortunate than me.”Jon has not forgotten those who opened doors for him when he was first starting out in music and broadcasting, and now he uses his radio and cable television shows to do the same for deserving young talent.Like Jon, we at Alcatel-Lucent are passionate about connecting people through communications technology. In our Bell Labs locations around the world, we’re working on new and exciting innovations in next-generation broadband technology to ensure people like Jon can find even more creative ways to share music, moments and memories.
Bob Cunningham, Bass, Bernard Purdie, Jon Hammond, Local 802, Musicians Union, NDR Jazz, Late Rent, Mikell's, Jazz Foundation of America, Elmar Lemes, ASCAP Network, B3 organ, XK-3c, Blues, Funky, Rhonda Hamilton, WBGO
ASCAP Network Behind The Beat with Jon Hammond "LATE RENT"
Elmar Lemes photo of Jon Hammond playing XK-3 organ at Local 802 Monday Night Jazz Session sponsored by Jazz Foundation of America
Jon Hammond MySpace
ASCAP Network Behind The Beat "NDR SESSIONS Projekt"
Lydia's Tune by Jon Hammond Band Live In The Bitter End Cafe http://www.archive.org/details/LydiasTuneByJonHammondBandLiveInTheBitterEndCafe http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/lydia-s-tune-by-jon-hammond-band-live-in-the-bitter-end-cafe-5804713 Jon Hammond Band YouTube Channel: Lydia's Tune by Jon Hammond Band Live In The Bitter End Cafe http://www.youtube.com/user/jonhammondband Jon Hammond Band playing Jon's composition Lydia's Tune as seen on his long-running cable TV show The Jon Hammond Show live at The Bitter End cafe in Greenwich Village New York. Special late show with some of the original musicians from the recording which happened in 1983 in Intergalactic Studios the same studio where John Lennon did his last recordings. On tenor saxophone Todd Anderson who was Jon's Arranging and Composition teacher in 1973 at Berklee College of Music, Ray Grappone drums who played on the Sidewinder track from Late Rent album first release as heard on WNEW AM 1130 Al Jazzbo Collins radio program, Joe Berger guitar, long-time co-producer engineer guitarist and Jon Hammond playing the incredible New Hammond Sk1 organ designed by Jon's friends at Suzuki Musical Instruments in Hamamatsu Japan. Swinging Funky Jazz and Blues. All 4 members of The Jon Hammond Band are members of Local 802 Musicians Union American Federation of Musicians New York City, congratulations 802 on 90th Birthday! *Note: This performance was streamed live on the world wide web, special thanks to John Acer and Clifford Schwartz of NuMuBu in Montreal Canada for the broadcast report. http://www.jonhammondband.com Category: Music Lydia's Tune Jon Hammond Band Local 802 Musicians Union Sk1 Organ Suzuki Musical Instruments Bossa Nova Bitter End Cafe http://vimeo.com/33353210 Behind The Beat Jon Hammond The Fingers Are The Singers Late Rent Jon Hammond’s "The NDR Sessions Projekt"
http://behindthebeat.com/?s=jon+hammond&x=0&y=0 *Special Thanks Steve Rosenfeld
http://vimeo.com/33263523 http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-713516 Jon Hammond and Joe Berger aka Ham-Berger outside The Bitter End club 147 Bleecker Street
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Shaffer photo by Joe Barbaccia