Thursday, January 10, 2013

Blues In The Moscow White Nights Jon's Journal January 10 2013

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Blues In The Moscow White Nights Downloaded 391 times http://archive.org/details/JonHammondBLUESINTHEMOSCOWWHITENIGHTSJONHAMMOND_1 Picture taken from our hotel room on 10th floor of Hotel Rossiya - Red Square in the Moscow White Nights Most of the day I stayed in the room practicing my instrument and looking out at Red Square. Jennifer and I wanted to get to the club early so that we could get a sound check and settle in. Faina picked us up and we stuffed my organ and all our equipment in her compact car and off we went to Le Club in the Taganka Theatre Building. When we arrived the big friendly doormen picked up my heavy cases like they were toothpicks and brought them up the stairs for me! Vladimir the sound engineer for the club was very smooth and professional, and a very nice guy. We got a good sound on the organ and then came Eduard Zizak the great drummer! I had already met Eduard in New York the week before when he was there performing with Igor's quartet at Birdland. Eduard is an incredible drummer and also a very nice guy. We made a little soundcheck and right away I could tell that he had listened to my music and we would lock up with some very tight grooves...no problem! But where was Igor? I was hoping for a little mini-rehearsel with Igor but when I saw the public coming in to have dinner I knew it was too late for that! Igor arrived with his entourage and it was great to see him...he told me not to worry and apologised for not coming earlier. Igor is in big demand with a very busy schedule, so I am very lucky and honored that he could take the time to perform with me together even as his new cd album "Prophecy" was just released on the Universal Label. We had time only for a 5 minute soundcheck and I showed Igor my book. This was going to be a very spontaneous performance, no doubt about it! We decided to record it, and Vladimir did a fantastic job on the recording on their new digital recording console that they had just brought back from New York. From the first notes I knew that this would be one of those magic nights I would never forget. The response from the audience was wonderful. I could only say in Russsian, "Ya LuBlu Vas"...which means, I love you all. And when I said the words to the people I got a great feeling back from them. First set was just fine and then on the break I was introduced to many press people and some fantastic local musicians. I was very honored that they all came to greet me. And then Igor proudly introduced me to 2 of the legendary jazz musicians of Moscow-accordionist Vladimir Danilin and guitarist Alexei Kuznezov. They said they had their instruments in the car and so yes we decided right away to make a live session together. It was incredible from the first song on the 2nd set, playing together with these fantastic Moscow musicians! It felt like we had been playing together for 20 years. These musicians are some of the greatest I have ever heard and played together with. The audience was loving every bit of it, just as much as I! I was so happy that Vladimir was getting it all on tape and Jennifer was also running the video machine and taking pictures also. By the end of the night I was very satisfied with how everything went. Igor personally drove Jennifer and I back to the hotel in his nice car with fantastic sound system. Great night! Story: http://community-4.webtv.net/GoldenPenMan/BLUESINTHEMOSCOW/ Youtube http://youtu.be/-34rP08PwrY 12,013 Organist JON HAMMOND in concert with saxophonist IGOR BUTMAN, ALEXEI KUZNETZOV (gtr.), VLADIMIR DANILIN (accordion) & ED ZIZAK (drums) togehter for the first time in MOSCOW RUSSIA at LE CLUB in THEATRE TAGANKA *JENNIFER-Camera, *Special Thanks: FAINA COBHAM *Official Site: http://www.HammondCast.com Frankfurt Germany -- 2012 Annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party hosted by Jon Hammond Band in Jazzkeller Frankfurt - Youtube http://youtu.be/AD8I5axpmy8 "LATE RENT" Jon Hammond Show Theme Song as seen on MNN TV New York City Cable TV with Tony Lakatos tenor sax, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Gulino drums, Jon Hammond at the Hammond Sk1 organ, special guest Lee Oskar harmonica. This performance marks 26 years consecutive attending Musikmesse Frankfurt and it was also on the birthday of Jon Hammond March 20th, 2012 with a big chocolate on chocolate cake baked by Saray Pastanesi Baeckerei & Konditorei bakery on Mainzer Landstrasse 131. 60327 Frankfurt am Main http://www.jonhammondband.com/ SFO Airport Maintenance -- This is the Ground Support Crew for America's Pride The Blue Angels folks, they just finished pulling this United Boeing 737 with a thick rope, you can see it in bottom left corner of photo - Jon Hammond Youtube http://youtu.be/2C3KtLtMVm8 Blue Angels 2012 Fleet Week Air Show at SFO with Music from Jon Hammond Band http://hammondcast.wordpress.com/2013/01/09/jons-journal-january-9-2013-americas-pride-blue-angels-us-army-blues/ Jon’s Journal January 9 2013 America’s Pride – Blue Angels – US Army Blues *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Blue Angels SFO Fleet Week Family Day Music Get Back in the Groove Downloaded 88 times http://archive.org/details/BlueAngels2012FleetWeekAirShowAtSfoWithMusicFromJonHammondBand Youtube http://youtu.be/2C3KtLtMVm8 Remembering the late great Max Roach on his birthday today...I can't say really Happy Birthday Max Roach because he is dead unfortunately, but I can say to his very talented daughter Maxine Roach (cellist, member Local 802), Happy Birthday Wishes to your Family Maxine! I took this photo of Max Roach in 1981 when I returned from Paris France - he is playing here at Keystone Korner Jazz Club in San Francisco http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1981_in_jazz Max Roach Photograph by Jon Hammond http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Max_Roach_American_Jazz_Drummer_with_Odeon_Pope_saxophone_in_Keystone_Korner_photo_by_Jon_Hammond_1981.jpg File:Max Roach American Jazz Drummer with Odeon Pope saxophone in Keystone Korner photo by Jon Hammond 1981 {{Information |Description={{en|1=Max Roach American Jazz Drummer with saxohonist Odeon Pope at Keystone Korner San Francisco Tuesday February 22nd 1981 photo by Jon Hammond. Max Roach died August 17 2007 in Manhattan. Photo by Organist Jon Hammond Max Roach Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Roach Maxwell Lemuel "Max" Roach (January 10, 1924 – August 16, 2007) was an American jazz percussionist, drummer, and composer. A pioneer of bebop, Roach went on to work in many other styles of music, and is generally considered alongside the most important drummers in history.[1][2] He worked with many famous jazz musicians, including Coleman Hawkins, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Billy Eckstine, Stan Getz, Sonny Rollins, Clifford Brown, Eric Dolphy and Booker Little. Roach also led his own groups, and made numerous musical statements relating to the civil rights movement of African Americans. Early life and career Roach was born in the Township of Newland, Pasquotank County, North Carolina, which borders the southern edge of the Great Dismal Swamp, to Alphonse and Cressie Roach. Many confuse this with Newland Town in Avery County. Although Roach's birth certificate lists his date of birth as January 10, 1924,[3] Roach has been quoted by Phil Schaap as having stated that his family believed he was born on January 8, 1925. Roach's family moved to the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York when he was 4 years old. He grew up in a musical home, his mother being a gospel singer. He started to play bugle in parade orchestras at a young age. At the age of 10, he was already playing drums in some gospel bands. As an eighteen year-old fresh out of Boys High School in Brooklyn, (1942) he was called to fill in for Sonny Greer, and play with the Duke Ellington Orchestra performing at the Paramount Theater. In 1942, Roach started to go out in the jazz clubs of the 52nd Street and at 78th Street & Broadway for Georgie Jay's Taproom (playing with schoolmate Cecil Payne).[4] Roach's most significant innovations came in the 1940s, when he and jazz drummer Kenny Clarke devised a new concept of musical time. By playing the beat-by-beat pulse of standard 4/4 time on the "ride" cymbal instead of on the thudding bass drum, Roach and Clarke developed a flexible, flowing rhythmic pattern that allowed soloists to play freely. The new approach also left space for the drummer to insert dramatic accents on the snare drum, "crash" cymbal and other components of the trap set. By matching his rhythmic attack with a tune's melody, Roach brought a newfound subtlety of expression to his instrument. He often shifted the dynamic emphasis from one part of his drum kit to another within a single phrase, creating a sense of tonal color and rhythmic surprise.[1] The idea was to shatter musical conventions and take full advantage of the drummer's unique position. "In no other society", Roach once observed, "do they have one person play with all four limbs."[5] While that approach is common today, when Clarke and Roach introduced the new style in the 1940s it was a revolutionary musical advance. "When Max Roach's first records with Charlie Parker were released by Savoy in 1945," jazz historian Burt Korall wrote in the Oxford Companion to Jazz, "drummers experienced awe and puzzlement and even fear." One of those awed drummers, Stan Levey, summed up Roach's importance: "I came to realize that, because of him, drumming no longer was just time, it was music."[1] He was one of the first drummers (along with Kenny Clarke) to play in the bebop style, and performed in bands led by Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Coleman Hawkins, Bud Powell, and Miles Davis. Roach played on many of Parker's most important records, including the Savoy November 1945 session, a turning point in recorded jazz. Max Roach, Three Deuces, NYC, ca. October 1947. Photography by William P. Gottlieb. [edit]1950s Roach studied classical percussion at the Manhattan School of Music from 1950–53, working toward a Bachelor of Music degree (the School was to award him an Honorary Doctorate in 1990). In 1952, Roach co-founded Debut Records with bassist Charles Mingus. This label released a record of a May 15, 1953 concert, billed as 'the greatest concert ever', which came to be known as Jazz at Massey Hall, featuring Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Mingus and Roach. Also released on this label was the groundbreaking bass-and-drum free improvisation, Percussion Discussion.[6] In 1954, he formed a quintet featuring trumpeter Clifford Brown, tenor saxophonist Harold Land, pianist Richie Powell (brother of Bud Powell), and bassist George Morrow, though Land left the following year and Sonny Rollins soon replaced him. The group was a prime example of the hard bop style also played by Art Blakey and Horace Silver. Tragically, this group was to be short-lived; Brown and Powell were killed in a car accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in June 1956. The first album Roach recorded after their deaths was Max Roach + 4. After Brown and Powell's deaths, Roach continued leading a similarly configured group, with Kenny Dorham (and later the short-lived Booker Little) on trumpet, George Coleman on tenor and pianist Ray Bryant. Roach expanded the standard form of hard-bop using 3/4 waltz rhythms and modality in 1957 with his album Jazz in 3/4 time. During this period, Roach recorded a series of other albums for the EmArcy label featuring the brothers Stanley and Tommy Turrentine.[7] In 1955, he was the drummer for vocalist Dinah Washington at several live appearances and recordings. Appearing at the Newport Jazz Festival with her in 1958 which was filmed and the 1954 live studio audience recording of Dinah Jams, considered to be one of the best and most overlooked vocal jazz albums of its genre.[8] [edit]1960s-1970s In 1960 he composed the We Insist! his Freedom Now Suite with lyrics by Oscar Brown Jr., after being invited to contribute to commemorations of the hundredth anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. In 1962, he recorded the album Money Jungle, a collaboration with Mingus and Duke Ellington. This is generally regarded as one of the very finest trio albums ever made.[9] In 1966, with his album Drums Unlimited (which includes several tracks that are entirely drums solos) he demonstrated that drums can be a solo instrument able to play theme, variations, rhythmically cohesive phrases. He described his approach to music as "the creation of organized sound."[10] During the 1970s, Roach formed a musical organization—"M'Boom"—a percussion orchestra. Each member of this unit composed for it and performed on many percussion instruments. Personnel included Fred King, Joe Chambers, Warren Smith, Freddie Waits, Roy Brooks, Omar Clay, Ray Mantilla, Francisco Mora, and Eli Fountain.[10] [edit]1980s-1990s Keystone Korner, San Francisco, 1979 In the early 1980s, he began presenting entire concerts solo, proving that this multi-percussion instrument could fulfill the demands of solo performance and be entirely satisfying to an audience. He created memorable compositions in these solo concerts; a solo record was released by Baystate, a Japanese label. One of these solo concerts is available on video, which also includes a filming of a recording date for "Chattahoochee Red," featuring his working quartet, Odean Pope, Cecil Bridgewater and Calvin Hill. He embarked on a series of duet recordings. Departing from the style of presentation he was best known for, most of the music on these recordings is free improvisation, created with the avant-garde musicians Cecil Taylor, Anthony Braxton, Archie Shepp, and Abdullah Ibrahim. He created duets with other performers: a recorded duet with the oration by Martin Luther King, "I Have a Dream"; a duet with video artist Kit Fitzgerald, who improvised video imagery while Roach spontaneously created the music; a classic duet with his lifelong friend and associate Dizzy Gillespie; a duet concert recording with Mal Waldron. He wrote music for theater, such as plays written by Sam Shepard, presented at La Mama E.T.C. in New York City. He found new contexts for presentation, creating unique musical ensembles. One of these groups was "The Double Quartet." It featured his regular performing quartet, with personnel as above, except Tyrone Brown replacing Hill; this quartet joined with "The Uptown String Quartet," led by his daughter Maxine Roach, featuring Diane Monroe, Lesa Terry and Eileen Folson. Another ensemble was the "So What Brass Quintet," a group comprising five brass instrumentalists and Roach, no chordal instrument, no bass player. Much of the performance consisted of drums and horn duets. The ensemble consisted of two trumpets, trombone, French horn and tuba. Musicians included Cecil Bridgewater, Frank Gordon, Eddie Henderson, Rod McGaha, Steve Turre, Delfeayo Marsalis, Robert Stewart, Tony Underwood, Marshall Sealy, Mark Taylor and Dennis Jeter. Roach presented his music with orchestras and gospel choruses. He performed a concerto with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He wrote for and performed with the Walter White gospel choir and the John Motley Singers. Roach performed with dancers: the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the Dianne McIntyre Dance Company, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. Roach surprised his fans by performing in a hip hop concert, featuring the artist-rapper Fab Five Freddy and the New York Break Dancers. He expressed the insight that there was a strong kinship between the outpouring of expression of these young black artists and the art he had pursued all his life.[11] Not content to expand on the musical territory he had already become known for, Roach spent the decades of the 1980s and 1990s continually finding new forms of musical expression and presentation. Though he ventured into new territory during a lifetime of innovation, he kept his contact with his musical point of origin. He performed with the Beijing Trio, with pianist Jon Jang and erhu player Jeibing Chen. His last recording, Friendship, was with trumpet master Clark Terry, the two long-standing friends in duet and quartet. His last performance was at the 50th anniversary celebration of the original Massey Hall concert, in Toronto, where he performed solo on the hi-hat.[12] In 1994, Roach also appeared on Rush drummer Neil Peart's Burning For Buddy performing "The Drum Also Waltzes", Part 1 and 2 on Volume 1 of the Volume 2 series during the 1994 All-Star recording sessions.[13] [edit]Death The grave of Max Roach Max Roach died in the early morning on August 16, 2007 in Manhattan.[14] He was survived by five children: sons Daryl and Raoul, and daughters Maxine, Ayo and Dara. Over 1,900 people attended his funeral at Riverside Church in Manhattan, New York City on August 24, 2007. Max Roach was interred at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY. In a funeral tribute to Roach, then-Lieutenant Governor of New York David Paterson compared the musician's courage to that of Paul Robeson, Harriet Tubman and Malcolm X, saying that "No one ever wrote a bad thing about Max Roach's music or his aura until 1960, when he and Charlie Mingus protested the practices of the Newport Jazz Festival."[15] [edit]Personal life Two children, son Daryl Keith and daughter Maxine, were born from his first marriage with Mildred Roach. In 1956 he met singer Barbara Jai (Johnson) and fathered another son, Raoul Jordu. He continued to play as a freelance while studying composition at the Manhattan School of Music. He graduated in 1952. During the period 1962–1970, Roach was married to the singer Abbey Lincoln, who had performed on several of Roach's albums. Twin daughters, Ayodele Nieyela and Dara Rashida, were later born to Roach and his third wife, Janus Adams Roach. He has four grandchildren: Kyle Maxwell Roach, Kadar Elijah Roach, Maxe Samiko Hinds, and Skye Sophia Sheffield. Long involved in jazz education, in 1972 he joined the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Amherst in Amherst. In the early 2000s, Roach became less active from the onset of hydrocephalus-related complications. From the 1970s through the mid-1990s Roach taught at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.[16] [edit]Honors He was given a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant in 1988, cited as a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters in France (1989),[17] twice awarded the French Grand Prix du Disque, elected to the International Percussive Art Society's Hall of Fame and the Downbeat Magazine Hall of Fame, awarded Harvard Jazz Master, celebrated by Aaron Davis Hall, given eight honorary doctorate degrees, including degrees awarded by Medgar Evers College, CUNY, the University of Bologna, Italy and Columbia University.[18] While spending the later years of his life at the Mill Basin Sunrise assisted living home, in Brooklyn, Max was honored with a proclamation honoring his musical achievements by Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz.[19] In 1986 the London borough of Lambeth named a park in Brixton after him.[20][21] - Roach was able to officially open it when he visited the UK that year. Roach was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 2009. As leader 1953 : Max Roach Quartet (Fantasy) 1953 : Max Roach and his Sextet (Debut) 1953 : Max Roach Quartet featuring Hank Mobley (Debut) 1956 : Max Roach + 4 (EmArcy) 1957 : Jazz in ¾ Time (EmArcy) 1957 : The Max Roach 4 Plays Charlie Parker (EmArcy) 1958 : MAX (Argo) 1958 : Max Roach + 4 on the Chicago Scene (Mercury) 1958 : Max Roach/Art Blakey (with Art Blakey) 1958 : Max Roach + 4 at Newport (EmArcy) 1958 : Max Roach with the Boston Percussion Ensemble (EmArcy) 1958 : Deeds, Not Words (Riverside) - also released as Conversation 1958 : Award-Winning Drummer (Time) - also released as Max Roach 1958 : Max Roach/Bud Shank - Sessions (with Bud Shank) 1958 : The Defiant Ones - with Booker Little 1959 : The Many Sides of Max (Mercury) 1959 : Rich Versus Roach (Mercury) - with Buddy Rich 1959 : Quiet as It's Kept (Mercury) 1959 : Moon Faced and Starry Eyed (Mercury) - with Abbey Lincoln 1960 : Long as You're Living (Enja) - released 1984 1960 : Parisian Sketches (Mercury) 1960 : We Insist! (Candid) 1961 : Percussion Bitter Sweet (Impulse!) - with Mal Waldron 1962 : It's Time (Impulse!) - with Mal Waldron 1962 : Speak, Brother, Speak! (Fantasy) 1964 : The Max Roach Trio featuring the Legendary Hasaan (Atlantic) - with Hasaan Ibn Ali 1966 : Drums Unlimited (Atlantic) 1968 : Members, Don't Git Weary (Atlantic) 1971 : Lift Every Voice and Sing (Atlantic) - with the J.C. White Singers 1976 : Force: Sweet Mao-Suid Afrika '76 (duo with Archie Shepp) 1976 : Nommo (Victor) 1977 : Max Roach Quartet Live in Tokyo (Denon) 1977 : The Loudstar (Horo) 1977 : Max Roach Quartet Live In Amsterdam - It's Time (Baystate) 1977 : Solos (Baystate) 1977 : Streams of Consciousness - duo with Dollar Brand 1978 : Confirmation (Fluid Records) 1978 : Birth and Rebirth - duo with Anthony Braxton (Black Saint) 1979 : The Long March - duo with Archie Shepp (Hathut) 1979 : Historic Concerts - duo with Cecil Taylor (Black Saint) 1979 : One in Two - Two in One - duo with Anthony Braxton (Hathut) 1979 : Pictures in a Frame (Soul Note) 1980 : Chattahoochee Red (Columbia) 1982 : Swish - duo with Connie Crothers (New Artists) 1982 : In the Light (Soul Note) 1983 : Live at Vielharmonie (Soul Note) 1984 : Scott Free (Soul Note) 1984 : It's Christmas Again (Soul Note) 1984 : Survivors (Soul Note) 1985 : Easy Winners (Soul Note) 1986 : Bright Moments (Soul Note) 1989 : Max + Dizzy: Paris 1989 - duo with Dizzy Gillespie (A&M) 1989 : Homage to Charlie Parker (A&M) 1991 : To the Max! (Enja) 1995 : Max Roach With The New Orchestra Of Boston And The So What Brass Quintet (Blue Note) 1999 : Beijing Trio (Asian Improv) 2002 : Friendship - (with Clark Terry) (Columbia) With Clifford Brown 1954: Best Coast Jazz (Emarcy) 1954: Clifford Brown All Stars (Emarcy, [released 1956]) 1954: Jam Session (EmArcy, 1954) - with Maynard Ferguson and Clark Terry 1954 : Brown and Roach Incorporated (EmArcy) 1954 : Daahoud (Mainstream) - released 1973 1955 : Clifford Brown with Strings (EmArcy) 1954-55 : Clifford Brown and Max Roach (EmArcy) 1955 : Study in Brown (EmArcy) 1954 : More Study in Brown 1956 : Clifford Brown and Max Roach at Basin Street (EmArcy) 1979 : Live at the Bee Hive (Columbia Records) With M'Boom 1973 : Re: Percussion (Strata-East Records) 1979 : M'Boom (Columbia) 1984 : Collage (Soul Note) 1992 : Live at S.O.B.'s New York (Blue Moon Records) [edit]As sideman With Don Byas Savoy Jam Party (1946) With Sonny Clark Sonny Clark Trio (Blue Note, 1957) With Jimmy Cleveland Introducing Jimmy Cleveland and His All Stars (EmArcy, 1955) With Al Cohn Cohn's Tones (1953) With Miles Davis Birth of the Cool (Capitol, 1949) Conception (Prestige, 1951) With John Dennis New Piano Expressions (1955) With Kenny Dorham Jazz Contrasts (Riverside, 1957) With Billy Eckstine The Metronome All Stars (1953) With Duke Ellington Paris Blues (United Artists, 1961) Money Jungle (United Artists, 1962) - with Charles Mingus With Maynard Ferguson Jam Session featuring Maynard Ferguson (EmArcy, 1954) With Dizzy Gillespie Diz and Getz (Verve, 1953) - with Stan Getz The Bop Session (Sonet, 1975) - with Sonny Stitt, John Lewis, Hank Jones and Percy Heath With Stan Getz Opus BeBop (1946) With Benny Golson The Modern Touch (Riverside, 1957) With Johnny Griffin Introducing Johnny Griffin (Blue Note, 1956) With Slide Hampton Drum Suite (1962) With Coleman Hawkins Rainbow Mist (1944) Coleman Hawkins and His All Stars (1944) The Hawk Flies (1946) With Joe Holiday Mambo Jazz (1953) With J.J. Johnson Mad Be Bop (1946) First Place (1957) With Thad Jones The Magnificent Thad Jones (Blue Note, 1956) With Abbey Lincoln That's Him! (Riverside, 1957) Straight Ahead (Riverside, 1961) With Booker Little Out Front (Candid, 1961) With Howard McGhee The McGhee-Navarro Sextet (1950) With Gil Melle New Faces, New Sounds (Blue Note, 1952) With Charles Mingus The Charles Mingus Quintet & Max Roach (Debut, 1955) With Thelonious Monk The Complete Genius (Blue Note, 1952) Brilliant Corners (Riverside, 1956) With Herbie Nichols Herbie Nichols Trio (Blue Note, 1955) With Charlie Parker Town Hall, New York, June 22, 1945 (1945) - with Dizzy Gillespie The Complete Savoy Studio Recordings (1945-48) Lullaby in Rhythm (1947) Charlie Parker on Dial (Dial, 1947) The Band that Never Was (1948) Bird on 52nd Street (1948) Bird at the Roost (1948) Charlie Parker – Complete Sessions on Verve (Verve, 1949-53) Charlie Parker in France (1949) Live at Rockland Palace (1952) Yardbird: DC-53 (1953) With Bud Powell The Bud Powell Trip (1947) The Amazing Bud Powell (Blue Note, 1951) With Sonny Rollins Work Time (Prestige, 1955) Sonny Rollins Plus 4 (Prestige, 1956) Tour de Force (Prestige, 1956) Rollins Plays for Bird (Prestige, 1956) Saxophone Colossus (Prestige, 1956) Freedom Suite (Riverside, 1958) Stuttgart 1963 Concert (1963) With Hazel Scott Relaxed Piano Moods (1955) With Sonny Stitt Sonny Stitt/Bud Powell/J. J. Johnson (Prestige, 1949-50 [1956]) - with J. J. Johnson and Bud Powell With Stanley Turrentine Stan 'The Man' Turrentine (1960) With Tommy Turrentine Tommy Turrentine (1960) With George Wallington The George Wallington Trip and Septet (1951) With Dinah Washington Dinah Jams (EmArcy, 1954) With Randy Weston Uhuru Afrika (Roulette, 1960) With Joe Wilder The Music of George Gershwin: I Sing of Thee (1956) With Various Artists The Stars of Modern Jazz at Carnegie Hall'(1949) Newport in New York ‘72 (1972) - Roach on 2 tracks only — with Odean Pope, Odean Pope and Max Roach at North Beach San Francisco *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Blue Angels SFO Fleet Week Family Day Music Get Back in the Groove Downloaded 88 times http://archive.org/details/BlueAngels2012FleetWeekAirShowAtSfoWithMusicFromJonHammondBand Youtube http://youtu.be/2C3KtLtMVm8 America's pride The Blue Angels here at SFO to perform fearlessly in honor of Fleet Week 2012 with support from United Airlines Team at United Family Day very special annual event, special thanks to all these fine folks it takes to make it happen. From the Firefighters, to the Mechanics, Air Controllers, Crew, Food Preparations even the Imperial Storm Troopers from Star Wars were on hand for this very special family day - with music here from The Jon Hammond Band with special guest Lee Oskar harmonica, recent performance in Frankfurt Germany at the famous Jazzkeller "Tribute to 9/11 - Get Back In The Groove" Tony Lakatos tenor sax, Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at Sk1 organ, enjoy folks! Sincerely, Jon Hammond http://www.HammondCast.com Hamburg Germany -- No more bungee jumping off of the Heinrich-Hertz-Turm folks! - Jon Hammond "After the observation platform and restaurant were closed (due to asbestos decontamination), former stuntman Jochen Schweitzer had a bungee jumping base installed. The restaurant will not open again due to new fire escape regulations, the bungee platform was closed at the end of 2001." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinrich-Hertz-Turm The Heinrich-Hertz-Turm (named after the German physicist and Hamburg-born Heinrich Hertz) is a radio telecommunication tower and a famous landmark of Hamburg, Germany. Designed by architect Fritz Trautwein, in co-operation with civil engineers Jörg Schlaich, Rudolf Bergermann and Fritz Leonhardt, it was built 1965–1968 for former Deutsche Bundespost (German Federal Post and Telecommunications Agency, now Deutsche Telekom 's subsidiary Deutsche Funkturm GmbH) near Planten un Blomen (a city park). With an overall height of 279,2 m (916 ft) it is Hamburg's tallest building R.I.P. Bill Graham - January 8, 1931 – October 25, 1991 I took this shot backstage, you can see in the foreground Jack Casady, I think Bill is speaking with Paul Kantner. To Bill's left is Wavy Gravy with the cowboy hat and American Flag suit. A huge loss to all the music community! The last time I ran in to Bill, it was about 3.30AM in the morning at The Carnegie Deli in New York City - he was unshaven and looked tired, but he wanted his corned beef sandwich in the middle of the night. I was in Frankfurt Germany when I got the horrible news of his helicopter crash 10/25/1991, rest in peace Bill - Jon Hammond *anybody recognize any other people in my photo of Bill? It looks to me like it might be Frank Biner to the left of Wavy, just under the Jartran truck sign - JH http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Graham_(promoter) Born Wolodia Grajonca January 8, 1931 Berlin, Germany Died October 25, 1991 (aged 60) Vallejo, California, U.S. Occupation Rock promoter Years active 1960s–1991; his death Graham was born Wolodia Grajonca in Berlin,[1] the son of Frieda (née Sass) and Yankel Grajonca, an engineer.[2] He was given the nickname Wolfgang by his family early in his life.[3] He was the youngest son of a lower-middle-class Jewish family that had emigrated from Russia prior to the rise of Nazism.[4][5] Graham's father died two days after his son's birth.[6] Graham's mother placed her son and his younger sister in an orphanage in Berlin due to the increasing peril to Jews in Germany. The orphanage sent them to France in a pre–Holocaust exchange of Jewish children for Christian orphans. Graham's older sisters stayed behind with his mother. After the fall of France, Graham was among a group of Jewish orphans spirited out of France, some of whom finally reached America. But a majority of the children—including Graham's older sister Tolla—did not survive the difficult journey. Graham thus was one of the One Thousand Children, (OTC), those mainly Jewish children who managed to flee Hitler and Europe and then came directly to America, but whose parents were forced to stay behind. Nearly all these OTC parents were murdered "by Hitler". Graham's mother was murdered in Auschwitz. Graham had five sisters, Rita, Evelyn, Sonja, Ester and Tolla, only two of whom survived. Ester moved to the United States and was very close to Graham in his later life. His sister Rita escaped, first to Shanghai and then (after the war) to the United States.[citation needed] Once in the United States, Graham stayed in a foster home in The Bronx in New York City. After being taunted as an immigrant and being called a Nazi because of his German accented English, Graham first worked on his accent, eventually being able to speak in a perfect New York accent, and also changed his name to be more "American." (He found "Graham" in the phonebook, it was closest to his real surname "Grajonca." According to Graham, both "Bill" and "Graham" were meaningless to him). Graham graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School and then obtained a business degree from City College.[7][8] He was later quoted as describing his training as that of an "efficiency expert[disambiguation needed]". Graham was drafted into the United States Army in 1951, and served in the Korean War, where he was awarded both the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Upon his return to the States he worked as a waiter/maître d' in Catskill Mountain resorts in upstate New York during their heyday. He was later quoted as saying his experience as a maître d' and with the poker games he hosted behind the scenes was good training for his eventual career as a promoter. Tito Puente, who played some of these resorts, went on record once saying that Graham was avid to learn Spanish from him, but only cared about the curse words.[9] It was during the 1950s that Graham became a champion mambo dancer in the mambo clubs of New York City. Career Graham in 1974 Graham moved from New York to San Francisco in the early 1960s to be closer to his sister, Rita. He was invited to attend a free concert in Golden Gate Park, where he made contact with the San Francisco Mime Troupe, a radical theater group. He gave up a promising business career to manage the troupe in 1965. After Mime Troupe leader Ronnie Davis was arrested on obscenity charges during an outdoor performance, Graham organized a benefit concert to cover the troupe's legal fees. The concert was a success, and Graham saw a business opportunity.[11][12] Graham began promoting more concerts to raise funds for the Mime Troupe and eventually left the troupe to promote concerts full-time. Charles Sullivan was a mid-20th century black entrepreneur and businessman in San Francisco who owned the master lease on the Fillmore Auditorium. Bill approached Charles to put on the Second Mime Troupe appeals concert at the Fillmore Auditorium on December 10, 1965 using Sullivan's dance hall permit for the show. Graham later secured a contract from Sullivan for the open dates at the Fillmore Auditorium in 1966. Graham credits Sullivan with giving him his break in the music promotion business. Charles Sullivan was found murdered on August 2, 1966, south of Market Street in San Francisco. To this day the murder remains unsolved. One of the first concerts Graham promoted was in partnership with Chet Helms of the Family Dog organization and featured the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. The concert was an overwhelming success and Graham saw an opportunity with the band.[14] Early the next morning, Graham called the band's manager, Albert Grossman, and obtained exclusive rights to promote them. Shortly thereafter, Chet Helms arrived at Graham's office, asking how Graham could have cut him out of the deal. Graham pointed out that Helms would not have known about it unless he had tried to do the same thing to Graham and advised him to "get up early" in the future.[citation needed] A charismatic but often difficult personality, Graham produced shows attracting elements of America's now legendary counterculture of the time such as Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Country Joe and The Fish, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, The Committee, The Fugs, Allen Ginsberg, and, a particular favorite of Graham's, The Grateful Dead. He was the manager of Jefferson Airplane during 1967 and 1968. His successes and popularity allowed him to become the top concert promoter in rock music. He operated the famous venues the Fillmore West and Winterland (both in San Francisco) and the Fillmore East (in New York City), where the best up-and-coming acts would come to play. Graham also owned a record label, Fillmore Records, which was in operation from 1969 to circa 1976. Some of the artists who signed with Graham were Rod Stewart, Elvin Bishop and Cold Blood,[15] although of these it seems only Bishop actually issued albums on the Fillmore label. In New York City, he formed a booking agency called The Millard Agency which organized the booking of bands into various venues across the US. Because his music venue was the Fillmore, it seemed obvious to call the booking agency Millard. (Millard Fillmore was the thirteenth president of the United States.) In his music venues, he also opened certain weekday nights for unknown bands, like Santana, to get exposure. Graham promoted the West-Coast leg of the legendary The Rolling Stones American Tour 1972, also known as S.T.P. Tour (for Stones Touring Party), as well as parts of the Rolling Stones 1975 and 1978 tours. He would then promote the entire Rolling Stones American Tour 1981 and Rolling Stones European Tour 1982. When the Stones returned to touring in 1989 with the Steel Wheels tour, Mick Jagger accepted the offer of Michael Cohl's The BCL Group (Ballard Cohl Labatt).[16] to buy the concert, sponsorship, merchandising, radio, television, and film rights. Steel Wheels became the most financially successful in history. Graham later discovered that Cohl had offered only slightly more money. Graham took Jagger's repudiation as a personal defeat, writing with eloquence and grace, "Losing the Stones was like watching my favorite lover become a whore."[17] In 1971, he closed the Fillmores on both coasts, citing a need to "find [himself]". The movie Fillmore: The Last Days documents the closing of the Fillmore West. Graham retreated to a Greek island, but found the quietude disconcerting and later admitted being disappointed that no one there knew of him. He returned to promoting, first organizing concerts at smaller venues, like the Berkeley Community Theatre on the campus of Berkeley High School. He then leased out the Winterland Arena in San Francisco and promoted shows at the Cow Palace Auditorium in Daly City.[citation needed] In 1973 he promoted the largest outdoor concert at that time at Watkins Glen, New York with Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band and The Band. Over 600,000 paid were in attendance. He continued promoting stadium sized concerts at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco with Led Zeppelin in 1973 and started a series of stadium concerts at The Oakland Coliseum Stadium he called Day On The Green (DOG)in 1973 until 1992. Some of these concerts featured acts such as Grateful Dead and The Who in October of 1976, and Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan in 1987. His first large-scale outdoor benefit concert was for the San Francisco after-school programs, called the SNACK concert and starred Bob Dylan, with Neil Young, various members of the Grateful Dead and members of The Band.[11] In the mid-1980s, in conjunction with the city of Mountain View, California, and Apple Inc. cofounder Steve Wozniak, he masterminded the creation of the Shoreline Amphitheatre, which became the premier venue for outdoor concerts in Silicon Valley. Throughout his career, Graham promoted benefit concerts. *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: US Army Blues Pershing's Own Precious Lord Take My Hand at JEN 2013 Atlanta http://archive.org/details/JonHammondUSArmyBluesPershing_sOwnPreciousLordTakeMyHandatJEN2013AtlantaGA/ Youtube http://youtu.be/X3zD331SWi0 Atlanta GA -- A very special performance by US Army Blues Pershing's Own Jazz Band at the JEN Jazz Education Network Conference 2013. A wonderful arrangement by SFC Graham Breedlove - Trumpet Chair of this fine ensemble. You can actually see and read down SFC Graham Breedlove's trumpet part online - for PDF of his music: http://www.usarmyband.com/recording_notes/pdf/blues-something-old/precious-lord-score-and-parts/precious-lord-trumpet-1.pdf Director Conductor: Chief Warrant Officer Four Gordon K. Kippola video by Jon Hammond at evening concert Jazz Education Network Conference in the ballroom of Hyatt Regency Atlanta GA. Special thanks to these fine musicians and Mary Jo Papich **Really great solos from SSG Victor Barranco trombone and SFC Graham Breedlove trumpet - JH THE U.S. ARMY BLUES PERSONNEL ROSTER CW4 Gordon K. Kippola, Seabeck, WA, DIRECTOR The U.S. Army Blues SAXOPHONE SFC Antonio L. Orta, Guanica, PR SFC Bill E. Linney, Buies Creek, NC SFC Joseph D. Henson, Rock Hill, SC MSG John W. DeSalme, Iowa City, IA * MSG David T. Brown, Ballston Lake, NY TRUMPET SFC Mark A. Wood, Gainesville, FL SFC Kenneth W. McGee, Stafford, VA SFC Graham E. Breedlove, Lafayette, LA ‡‡ SGM Craig C. Fraedrich, Menomonee Falls, WI †† MSG Kenneth R. Rittenhouse, Fairmont, WV * TROMBONE MSG Matthew F. Niess, Levittown, PA MSG William L. Holmes, Philadelphia, PA * SSG Victor Barranco, North Pole, AK SFC Jeffrey J. Cortazzo, Palmerton, PA ‡‡ PIANO SGM Anthony W. Nalker, Lewisburg, WV † GUITAR SGM James F. Roberts, Washington, DC ‡ BASS SSG Regan Brough, Orem, UT DRUMS MSG Steve Fidyk, Wilkes-Barre, PA Victor Barranco University of North Texas FriendFriends Joe Cangelosi Brooklyn, New York Adrienne Warner Barranco UNT Health Science Center Barb Magendans Phlebotomist/Reception/Manager at Now working for Immigration Express Chch Grasso Arthur University of Portland Timothy Lutte Royal Danish Conservatory of Music Max Alexander Levowitz James Madison High School Harold C. Christie Owner at The UPS Store #682/Buffalo, NY Walt Boenig Sam Houston State University Chris Beatty Palmdale, California Hector Martinez Musician - Horn Player at "LA SOMBRA DE TONY GUERRERO" David Kauffman City Councilman at City of Cumberland Mark Channon Thursday Morning Jazz Host at 91.3 FM WWUH Radio Robert Skanse Washington, District of Columbia Jose C. Abiles George Washington University Aaron Cockson Works at U.S Army Hector Martinez Musician - Horn Player at "LA SOMBRA DE TONY GUERRERO" Andrew A. Lazaro San Juan, Puerto Rico Tim La Marca Sierra Madre, California Jennifer Snead Redmon Melissa Gray Shown Murray State KY Kurt Shipe Wisc Eau Claire Patrick Fowler Max Alexander Levowitz James Madison High School Adrienne Warner Barranco UNT Health Science Center Rob Ambrose I was there. The band killed it! I can't say enough! Knocked me out, the whole set! 23 hours ago · Edited · Like Andy Badeaux Our army is the melllowest! Yesterday at 8:29am · Like Rob Ambrose The one with the burning alto and piano solo, just before or after that. Can you post that?? Please? Yesterday at 8:34am · Like Francis Carpino I was there, and the band was unbelievable. Great show as always Graham!! Yesterday at 8:51am via mobile · Like Tim La Marca Thanks for sharing this great performance with us Graham! Yesterday at 10:17am · Like Aaron Cockson Smokin. 23 hours ago via mobile · Like Jose C. Abiles Missed too many of the Blues performances. They sound great as ever. 20 hours ago · Like Jon Hammond My favorite music of the whole show Graham, thanks a million for coming to play for us! Beautiful arrangement and playing, and amazing Victor played so great with high fever, keep up the great work and safe travels, best band in the land! Jon 4 hours ago · Like · 1 Graham Breedlove Video courtesy of Jon Hammond. Thanks, Jon! 2 hours ago · Justin J. Smith Sounds great Graham. Great Arrangement. about an hour ago via mobile · Jon Hammond Thanks a million Graham, big honor! I love your arrangement and performance was killin' - amazing Victor could play like that with high fever - I really dug it on the CD as well, wonderful music, best band in the land! Stay safe & well, many thanks to you and all the cats and Band Master Kippola! Jon Atlanta GA -- CNN Center as seen from 60 floors up - Jon Hammond http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CNN_Center The CNN Center is the world headquarters of the Cable News Network (CNN). The main newsrooms and studios for several of CNN's news channels are located in the building. The facility's commercial office space is occupied entirely by CNN and its parent company, Turner Broadcasting System, a division of Time Warner. The CNN Center is located in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia, adjacent to Centennial Olympic Park. The CNN Center opened in 1976 as the Omni Hotel, which was a development by Cousins Properties Inc. as that was unsuccessful until CNN moved its headquarters there in 1987 from its Midtown Atlanta site (old home of the Progressive Club on 1050 Techwood Drive and home to Turner Broadcasting System).[1] The facility originally offered office space to various business tenants, as well as consulates over the years. The main floor featured an indoor ice skating rink, as well as a small number of restaurants and a Gold Mine video arcade. More famously, Sid and Marty Krofft built an indoor amusement park called The World of Sid and Marty Krofft, inspired by the creations of the popular children's television producers. The park was the first indoor theme park and opened in 1976, it closed within six months. The complex also featured a multi-screen movie theater. For years, the theater offered showings of Gone with the Wind, Ted Turner's favorite movie. The theater was replaced during renovations to put in a new newsroom for CNN's website operations. The ice skating rink was filled in and a mosaic map of the world replaced it (featuring brass markers indicating the locations of CNN bureaus around the world). When CNN networks moved in in 1987, CNN Headline News (now known as HLN) was the first network to broadcast a show from it at 3.00 ET with its program # 96,115. Their sister channel started live programming at 6.00 ET of that day. Debris from tornado in front of CNN Center On March 14, 2008, a EF-2 [2] tornado passed through downtown Atlanta, damaging the CNN Center and leaving water and dust in the upper floors. The ceiling of the atrium was also damaged, causing water to pour in and partially flood the food court. CNN's library was damaged, although it is unknown at the moment how much of its archives were damaged.[3] Numerous injuries and widespread damage were reported overall. The Omni Hotel, attached to the CNN Center, was evacuated as a precaution, and more than 400 rooms had to be emptied of occupancy for two weeks. Atlanta GA from 60 floors up - Atlanta is the official capital of Georgia and is a city of Skyscrapers - Jon Hammond from 60 floors above Atlanta List of tallest buildings in Atlanta: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_buildings_in_Atlanta Atlanta, the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Georgia, is home to 256 completed high-rises,[1] 37 of which stand taller than 400 feet (122 m). The majority of the city's skyscrapers are clustered around Peachtree Street in the Downtown, Midtown, and Buckhead neighborhoods, with the suburban city of Sandy Springs also being the site of several skyscrapers. The tallest building in Atlanta is the 55-story Bank of America Plaza, which rises 1,023 feet (312 m) and was completed in 1992.[2] The Bank of America Plaza is also the tallest building in the United States outside of New York City and Chicago,[3] and the 9th-tallest building in the U.S. overall. The second-tallest building in Atlanta is SunTrust Plaza, which rises 871 feet (265 m).[4] The history of skyscrapers in Atlanta began with the completion in 1892 of the Equitable Building.[5] The city later went through a major building boom that began in the 1980s and continued until the mid-1990s; the majority of the city's skyscrapers, including its four tallest, have all been completed since 1985. Overall, Atlanta is the site of 15 completed buildings that are at least 492 feet (150 m) high. As of 2012, the skyline of Atlanta is ranked second in the Southeastern United States (behind Miami), seventh in the United States and 30th in the world with 56 buildings rising at least 330 feet (100 m) in height.[6] Of the 20 tallest buildings in Georgia, 18 are located in Atlanta;[7] the other two, Concourse Corporate Center V & VI are located in the neighboring city of Sandy Springs and stand as the tallest suburban buildings in the country. NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman burning it up with The University of Miami Frost Concert Jazz Band at 4th annual JEN Jazz Education Network Conference - Atlanta GA - Jon Hammond This is a priceless photo: Gary Campbell great tenor saxophonist, composer, bandleader, educator http://www.garycampbelljazz.com/ receiving a visit from his teacher - Dr. David N. Baker http://www.davidbakermusic.org/ past president of IAJE, author, world renowned musician educator - at 4th annual JEN Jazz Education Network Conference Atlanta GA after Gary's quartet concert which was superb! Jon Hammond — at Hyatt Regency Atlanta Jon Hammond with Javon Jackson Donald Meade Jazz Historian, Joe Chambers, Martin W. Mueller Exec. Director New School Contemporary Jazz Program - here at the 4th annual JEN Jazz Education Network Conference - Atlanta GA - wonderful stories at this table folks! JH — with Javon Jackson and Martin W. Mueller at Hyatt Regency Atlanta Martin W. Mueller Executive Director of New School Contemporary Jazz Program with one of his outstanding Alums - saxophonist composer bandleader Alex Graham, now living in Nashville - Alex has done well for himself and has a beautiful family - smokin' quartet performance today here in Atlanta GA at 4th annual JEN Jazz Education Network Conference - Alex is a Jupiter endorsee - Jon Hammond — with Martin W. Mueller and Alex Graham at Hyatt Regency Atlanta Benjamin Toman Cynthia Cawthorne Graceland University Jessica McAuliffe Graham Boston, Massachusetts Dixie Thompson Pensacola, Florida Bob Hull Attorney at Law at Lewitt Hackman Andrew Nichols Musician/Private Woodwinds Instructor at Myself Kimberly Lotoszinski Turrell East Lansing, Michigan Valerie Porter Homemaker at None :) Bill Liebold Monika Ryan Steve Urick Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka, Japan Leron Thomas The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music George D. Goodman Eastern Michigan University Steven Oberndorf Counsel at McKay Hochman Company, Inc. Paul Jobin Financial Advisor at MassMutual Gene Perry Northern Michigan University Jon Hammond with the great Wycliffe Gordon playing his famous soprano trombone - incredible and super-soulful musician & vocalist / composer arranger folks! *Feature performer with US Army Blues "Pershing's Own" Jazz Orchestra at 4th annual JEN Jazz Education Network Conference - Atlanta GA , bravo Wycliffe!! - JH — with Wycliffe Gordon at Hyatt Regency Atlanta Blues Brothers from Different Mothers - Tom Bones Malone and Jon Hammond at 4th annual JEN Jazz Education Network Conference - Atlanta GA *video of Tom's concert to come.. Tom interview with Jon backstage Ed Sullivan Theatre: Youtube http://youtu.be/bxLx2tXAAZw Tom Bones Malone of Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra Late Show with David Letterman on HammondCast Show KYOURADIO interview with Jon Hammond and Tom, covering his entire career including 10 years with Saturday Night Live as Musician and Music Director. Long time association with Gil Evans, Doc Severensen, featured in movie "Blues Brothers" and tours. Arranger, multi-instrumentalist speaking with Jon just prior to daily taping of Late Show in the Ed Sullivan Theater dressing rooms. — with Tom Bones Malone and Tom 'Bones' Malone at Hyatt Regency Atlanta *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Bob Cranshaw Interview with Jon Hammond at JEN 2013 http://archive.org/details/BobCranshawInterviewWithJonHammondAtJen2013 Youtube http://youtu.be/ckhvUE4Pis4 Bob Cranshaw the great Jazz bassist, recording artist, educator and Local 802 Jazz Consultant Executive Board Member here interviewed by Jon Hammond at the 2013 JEN Jazz Education Network Conference in Atlanta GA. Bob tells an incredible story about the recording date with Lee Morgan on the classic album The Sidewinder. Bob Cranshaw Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Cranshaw special thanks to Mary Jo Papich, Rick Condit - Jazz Education Network http://www.HammondCast.com Atlanta GA -- Army Blues "Pershing's Own" with Wycliffe Gordon - incredible smokin' concert last night at 4th Annual JEN Jazz Education Network Conference 2013 - Jon Hammond — with Wycliffe Gordon at Hyatt Regency Atlanta 2 of my favorite musician Bob's: Bassist Bob Cranshaw and tenor saxophonist Bob Mintzer in Atlanta GA at the 4th annual JEN Jazz Education Network Conference - Jon Hammond Jon Hammond and Frank Alkyer at the very prestigious DownBeat Magazine Stand at 4th annual JEN Jazz Education Network Conference - Atlanta GA http://www.namm.org/nammu/presenters/frank-alkyer Frank Alkyer is the publisher of DownBeat, Music Inc. and UpBeat Daily magazines–all produced by Maher Publications, a family-owned company based in Elmhurst, Ill. He joined the company as editorial director in 1989 and he was named associate publisher in 1992 and publisher in 2003. Alkyer began his career as a newspaper reporter. In the early 1980s, he served as statehouse reporter for the Youngstown Vindicator in Youngstown, Ohio. Jon's Journal, January 10 2013, Moscow White Nights, Frankfurt, Musikmesse, Jazz, Blues, NAMM Show, Organ, Accordion, Musicians Union, Local 802, Ambassador

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