P.Mauriat Go For The Sound Sunday Blues Session NAMM Show *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: PMauriat NAMM Jam Sunday Blues Session Thanks to all the fine players who joined us on this fun session at P.Mauriat NAMM Stand in the final hours of the last day Sunday , we get the blues - like the end of summer camp, say goodbye until next year and hopefully we'll see some of you in Frankfurt Musikmesse! > Jon Hammond at the Sk1 organ with great players Greg Osby alto, Juan Alzate tenor, Willie Bradley trumpet, Jason Palmer trumpet, Tim Green alto, Alejandro Chiabrando tenor and more - special thanks Alex Mingmann Hsieh, Yao Shake, Agnieszka Obrebska and all Team P.Mauriat, Jim Wischmeyer Bag End Powered Speakers - see you next year at NAMM 2014, go for the sound! Jon Hammond http://archive.org/details/JonHammondPMauriatNAMMJamSundayBluesSession/ < Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/pmauriat-namm-jam-sunday-blues-session-6521463 Youtube http://youtu.be/HefVEehpg30 P.Mauriat, Go For The Sound, Sunday Blues Session, Saxophones, Trumpets, Organ, NAMM Jam, Anaheim *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: The Sound The Soul The Summit Ultimate Hammond All-Star Jam Jon Hammond and Dr. Lonnie Smith at Winter NAMM 2013 new slogan “The Sound, The Soul, The One” and a “neo-retro” look - forego the imposters and say “Make Mine Hammond” http://archive.org/details/JonHammondTheSoundTheSoulTheSummitUltimateHammondAll-StarJam/ Kicking it off in the Hilton Anaheim Lobby at Winter NAMM 2013 on the first ever Hammond Organ night - Introduced by Master of Ceremonies Scott May: Dr. Lonnie Smith, Chester Thompson, Larry Goldings with Jay Dittamo drums, Jack Maher guitar - mix by Denny Mack. Jon Hammond Band playing "Late Rent" theme song of The Jon Hammond Show TV program. On Jon's band: Donny Baldwin drums (from Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, Jefferson Starship), Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the New B3 Portable Organ. http://www.HammondCast.com Special thanks Hammond Suzuki USA, Peter Nguyen, NAMM and Hilton Hotel Anaheim Peter Nguyen and Jon Hammond Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/the-sound-the-soul-the-summit-ultimate-hammond-all-star-jam-6520933 Youtube http://youtu.be/IQakXA_czpc Photo of Doctor Lonnie Smith at the Hammond Sk2 by Jon Hammond Denny Mack and Scott May - photo: Jon Hammond Chester Thompson flanked by Jon Hammond and Scott May Power Shot L to R: Masato Tomie, Jon Hammond, Scott May, Yu Beniya, Masuo Terada Power Shot L to R: Jon Hammond, Masuo Terada, Shuji Suzuki Drummer Jay Dittamo speaking with Dr. Lonnie Smith on the bandstand, while Leo Stillo checks messages by the console Chester Thompson, Doc Lonnie, Jay Dittamo in action - Jon Hammond Jim Wischmeyer Bag End Speakers and Jon Hammond > *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Jam at P.Mauriat Stand with Jon Hammond at the organ and horns Spontaneous NAMM Jam Session at P.Mauriat Saxophones and Trumpets stand with some great players - Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ with many great players including Hoai Phuong Nguyen, Alejandro Chiabrando, Juan Alzate, Keyan Williams, Tim Green, Willie Bradley, Jason Palmer, Eddie Baccus Jr., Adam MacBlane - sorry if I missed anybody folks! JH - Special thanks to Alex Mingmann Hsieh, Agnieszka Obrebska - P.Mauriat, Jim Wischmeyer Bag End Speakers http://bagend.com Hammond Suzuki USA and the very kind NAMM Sound Police - see you next year 2014 NAMM and Frankfurt Musikmesse - JH http://www.HammondCast.com P.Mauriat http://www.pmauriatmusic.com http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMJamatP.MauriatStandwithJonHammondattheorganandhorns Yao Shake (謝瑤) and Jon Hammond Hoai Phuong Nguyen (Hoai Phuong)and Jon Hammond Youtube http://youtu.be/0C9HEsN5JGc Saxsbigfan 14 hours ago wow... so excellent performance !! Go! Go! Go! Go for the sound! Reply · Tsai Susan 14 hours ago It was so exciting to see your play at the NAMM with P Mauriat artists. The live performance was thrilled and joyful. Thank you, Jon. Without you, the NAMM would be less fun! Reply · A MH 14 hours ago Definitely, Jon deserves to have a big hugs and applauses...,whatsoever.. Jon's LIVE performance at PM's booth before ending NAMM ,which has been sparked a great highlights and memories to everybody, although ,it's only a whirlwind of 30 minutes jam sessions, but that's one of our historic treasure ,also to NAMM. We feel proudly to say “thanks you, Jon! those music makes people crazy and joyful time until the last minutes at NAMM, Jan. 27.2013 Go for the sound!! see you in 2014 For Immediate Release: 27th Year Musikmesse Warm Up Party 9th April Jon Hammond Band in Jazzkeller Frankfurt The Tradition Continues - Jon Hammond Band Kicking it Off with Funky Swinging Jazz and Blues in Jazzkeller Frankfurt Tuesday Night Featuring Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone Joe Berger guitar Giovanni Gulino drums Jon Hammond organ On this very special occasion - As Seen On New York Cable TV Show The Jon Hammond Show For Your Listening Pleasure Enjoy the atmosphere at the good old Jazzkeller hosted by Jon and his very special guests: Jazzkeller Frankfurt / Kleine Bockenheimerstr. 18a / 60313 Frankfurt am Main / Tel. 069 28 85 37 Youtube Channel http://www.youtube.com/jonhammondband Previous Year: *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: James Wes Blues 2012 Jazzkeller Party Jon Hammond Band with special guest Lee Oskar http://archive.org/details/JamesWesBlues2012JazzkellerPartyJonHammondBandWithSpecialGuestLeehttp://blip.tv/jon-hammond/james-wes-blues-2012-jazzkeller-party-jon-hammond-band-with-special-guest-lee-oskar-6066210 http://www.jonhammondband.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFF0oNfZ8qg http://vimeo.com/39713227 http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10150615688132102&set=vb.558692101 *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Late Rent 2012 Musikmesse Warm Up Party Jazzkeller Frankfurt http://archive.org/details/LateRent2012MusikmesseWarmUpPartyJazzkellerFrankfurt http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AD8I5axpmy8 2012 Annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party hosted by Jon Hammond Band in Jazzkeller Frankfurt - "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 http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/late-rent-2012-musikmesse-warm-up-party-jazzkeller-frankfurt-6054634 http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10150606245782102&set=t.558692101 Late Rent, Hammond Organ, Jazz, Jazzkeller Frankfurt, Musikmesse Warm Up Party, Sk1, SK2, Soul Music, Tony Lakatos, P.Mauriat, HammondCast *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Get Back In The Groove Jon Hammond Band in Jazzkeller Frankfurt http://archive.org/details/GetBackInTheGrooveJonHammondBandInJazzkellerFrankfurt http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJT522j_nPQ 2012 Annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party hosted by Jon Hammond Band in Jazzkeller Frankfurt "Get Back In The Groove" / Tribute to 9/11 by Jon Hammond 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 http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/get-back-in-the-groove-jon-hammond-band-in-jazzkeller-frankfurt-6054280 http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10150605370867102&set=vb.558692101 Happy Birthday Jon Hammond ! L to R: Jon Hammond, Bernard Purdie, Danny Ray Happy Birthday, Musikmesse Warm Up Party, Jon Hammond, The Tradition Continues, Funky Swinging Jazz, Jazzkeller, Sk1 organ, TecAmp, Frankfurt, Local 802, Musicians Union, New York City, TV Show, Radio Program HUGE FUN In Music, Downbeat Magazine, Best of The NAMM Show, Go For The Sound, Saxophone, Trumpet, Sk1 organ, Jon Hammond, Sunday Blues Session, Frankfurt, Musikmesse, Warm Up Party, Local 802, Musicians Union
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Jon Hammond NAMM Show Action and Journal for March 23 2013
Jon Hammond NAMM Show Action and Journal for March 23 2013 Just came in on the wire - special thanks to Belinda Thomas LA Music Examiner Journalist - main man Stevie Wonder with Jon Hammond in the shot - I got to speak with him briefly and he extended his hand to me for a handshake, I had met him many years before when my friend Steve Madaio was playing trumpet on his band at Bimbo's in North Beach SF at a real good party - one of my biggest musical inspirations, thanks Belinda! - Jon Hammond *Stevie has been designated the Official Mayor of The NAMM Show by the NAMM Board of Directors and he came over to visit the Suzuki stand - makers of my Hammond organ - Stevie plays Suzuki harmonicas, really great to see him and speak a little bit also! - JH *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Late Rent Theme Song at NAMM Show NAMM Hammond Summit Show Late Rent Jon Hammond Band in Hilton Anaheim http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMHammondSummitShowLateRentJonHammondBandinHiltonAnaheim Jon Hammond and Dr. Lonnie Smith the next day at NAMM Show Very special performance on first ever Hammond night in Hilton Hotel Lobby at Winter NAMM 2013 presented by Hammond Suzuki USA "Sound Soul Summit" "The Ultimate All-Star Jam" MC Scott May introduces Jon Hammond Band to play their theme song "Late Rent" after a very cool pre-show party Meet and Greet with a who's who of Hammond organists. Donny Baldwin drums (from Jefferson Starship & Lydia Pense & Cold Blood), Alex Budman tenor saxophone Joe Berger guitar Jon Hammond New B-3 Portable organ Sound mix by Denny Mack Special thanks Hammond Suzuki USA and Suzuki Musical Instruments Team NAMM = National Association of Music Merchants http://www.jonhammondband.com Youtube http://youtu.be/BOqqIxm_F30 Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/namm-hilton-hammond-summit-show-late-rent-jon-hammond-band-6518180 Artsy-Fartsy photo I shot with my Nikon F3 with Kodachrome film while standing over the 101 Freeway - Jon Hammond Coming in a little bit steep for smooth landing folks! Only kidding...Very expensive Art installation / Lousy Joke for New York in Central Park NYC - Jon Hammond New York NY -- I caught this stunning art installation today while passing by on the bus, flipping airplane (real!) at the entrance to Central Park at 58th & Fifth Avenue across from the big 24 hour Apple Store Fifth Avenue and the Plaza Hotel, nice! Jon Hammond http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plaza_Hotel The Plaza Hotel in New York City is a landmark 20-story luxury hotel with a height of 250 ft (76 m) and length of 400 ft (120 m) that occupies the west side of Grand Army Plaza, from which it derives its name, and extends along Central Park South in Manhattan. Fifth Avenue extends along the east side of Grand Army Plaza. It is owned by El-Ad Properties and managed and operated by Fairmont Hotels and Resorts. — at The Plaza Hotel. http://jonhammondband.com/blog.html/hammondcast_number_1_jons_journal_november_24_2012 The backside of my Bag End Birch Wood S15X-B killer Speaker Cabinet and my 1965 Fender Band-Master amp head, love the sound, kicks ass! Jon Hammond Frankfurt Germany -- Jon Hammond in concert in Jazzkeller Frankfurt *note: The cable that is a little bit not as straight, I used it for 30 years before it finally broke - it was from Whirlwind Company and glowed in the dark. Breaking News: Jon Hammond finally buys a new cable! It served me very well folks - JH — at Jazzkeller Hamburg Germany Blohm + Voss Shipyard -- Yes please, I would like to have some Fresh Cracked Pepper on my salad - thank you very much! Jon Hammond aboard super ship m.v. Galaxy 2 day inauguration party as guest of my friend Captain Korres as the ship was being finished a dedicated just before Sea Trials — at Blohm + Voss Industries GmbH Former New York City Mayor David N. Dinkins (now Professor Dinkins at Columbia University) and Jon Hammond hanging at Rasellas - Mayor/Professor Dinkins was in town helping my friend The Honorable Terence Hallinan get re-elected at District Attorney of San Francisco, the best DA we ever had folks! (and Mayor Dinkins was a great NYC Mayor) - JH — with David Dinkins Mountain View California Shoreline Amphitheatre -- I ask main man Mick Brigden for some sun protection for my band playing a side party for Hewlett Packard, he gets on the walkie-talkie and a few minutes later 2 guys carrying a tent canopy show up to the bandstand, thanks Mick! Jon Hammond — at Shoreline Amphitheatre At Mountain View R.I.P. Wilhelm 'Charly' Hosenseidl long-time Director Leader of Messe Frankfurt Musikmesse - presse conference with Sabine Nold, Cordelia von Gymnich and Dr. Peters in the Congress Center - now Wolfgang Lücke is doing a great job, we are just days away from Musikmesse / Prolight + Sound folks! Jon Hammond — at Congress Center Messe Frankfurt I don't need a bus...I'm a damn human truck! On my way to the gig with my Hammond XB-2 organ, Excelsior Accordion, a Music Man HD150 Twin amp and my Halliburton Pilot Case full of music and accessories loaded on to a Kart-A-Bag™ Super 600 to play the annual Opera Plaza Christmas Channukah Kwanzaa Holiday Party - Jon Hammond Doing it in Frankfurt Germany, that's my good friend super-artist Michael August aka ILLUSTRATORP, we are actually in front of the old AFN Headquarters on Bertramstrasse - thanks Michael for carrying my keyboard stand, that's the deal breaker! Jon Hammond world-wide Long time bus driver for the James Brown Band - Jesse Switchblade on the CB Radio handle - very nice man and safe driver for my musician friends from Augusta GA! Jon Hammond Kelly Jarrell ah....you never rode with Mr. Jesse. Just sayin'. Damon Wood Mr. Jesse! James Brown band members guitarist Damon Wood and long-time member Hollie Farris trumpet for at least 30 years on the band, at the well-traveled Silver Eagle James Brown bus - CB handle of driver "Switchblade" cool! Jon Hammond Masao Ohnuki Hosei University Rick Bear Georgia Tech Gayla Rhodes Rene Oudenhoven Amsterdam, Netherlands Shirley M. Jones Stunt Double at American Federation of Television and Radio Artists Roelie Oudenhoven Ahlers Amsterdam, Netherlands Wayne Marsh Trevecca Nazarene University Ike M. Van Meter Director, Institutional Sales / Piano Consultant at Steinway Piano Galleries John Neff Vanderbilt University Mitch Reilly Franklin, Tennessee Yvonne Van de Velde Hoofd OK at Bronovo Ziekenhuis Marcy Hayden Houston, Texas Steve Gliwa Chicago, Illinois Eric Tackett Richard Roberts Jon Jones Store Manager at Sherwin-Williams David Fisher Respond to Friend Request Toru Ishida 東京理科大学 Jan Curry Marco Di Napoli Frankfurt Germany -- Joe Berger and drummer extraordinaire Bill Cobham playing at party for Gibson USA in the Frankfurt Marriott Hotel Youtube http://youtu.be/we6YBMzK3Z0 14,566 Billy COBHAM Doug WIMBISH Joe BERGER on HammondCast This Impromptu Jam with 3 greats BILL COBHAM, DOUG WIMBISH & JOE BERGER happened at Gibson Guitar Party in Frankfurt Germany, captured by Jon Hammond originally shown on The Jon Hammond Show *24th year NYC. COBHAM born May 16, 1944 in Panama, is one of the world's best and most influential drummers known for his jazz fusion in the 1970s, with John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra, where he pioneered a powerful style of drumming with jazz, rock and funk influences has an enormous Discography. WIMBISH (born September 22, 1956) is a bass player, primarily known for his studio work for the rap/hip hop label Sugarhill Records and his membership of the band Living Colour. He has played for a vast range of artists, among which Jeff Beck, Mick Jagger, Madonna, George Clinton, Depeche Mode, and Mos Def. Wimbish is considered to be a pioneer in hip hop bass playing. BERGER has engineered mixed and mastered thousands of recordings and played with John Entwistle of THE WHO and member of JON HAMMOND Band. Seen here playing a special Gibson LES PAUL, whom (Les) Joe has also worked with and Paul has appeared on Hammond's long-running cable tv show in NYC. Enjoy! - JH Frankfurt Germany -- Back to the Jazz Kneipe on Berlinerstr.! One of 207 gigs I played there, here in Trio with Totó Giovanni Gulino drums and Tony Lakatos tenor sax - we'll be re-united April 9th celebrating 27 years Musikmesse at Jon's annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party - Journal Frankfurt http://www.journal-kalender.de/kalender_event_einzel/Jon-Hammond-Band-Jazzkeller-09-04-2013-21-00-51842982.html?was=150&ubersicht=was%3D0%26wann%3D2013-04-09%26wo%3D0%26was_genau%3D0%26wann_genau%3D0%26wo_genau%3D0%26termin_id%3D%26event_id%3D%26eventsuche_hidden%3D%26page%3D6%26stichwort%3D%26last%3D%252F%253F%26src%3Dkalender — with Jon Hammond Band and Totó Giovanni Gulino Jon Hammond and Paul Pesco - the last time I saw Paul was in Paris France, Paul was on tour playing guitar for Joan Baez. Great to see you at NAMM Paul! - currently Music Director for Musical Director for Live from Daryl's House Daryl Hall of Hall and Oates and former touring and studio guitarist with Madonna - JH — with Paul Pesco Jon Hammond with Bag End's Jim Wischmeyer - Jim makes the best loudspeakers in the world. I saved up for years to get one, and now I own 2 - a Birchwood 15" and a 15" Deep Red Series, love 'em! — at The NAMM show at the Anaheim Convention Center Jon Hammond: Powered by Bag End Loudspeakers - Each 12" cabinet has 1000 watt solid state power amps built-in, here Jon is discussing with Bag End's Jim Wischmeyer just before first-ever deploying for Sunday Blues Session at Winter NAMM 2013 Youtube http://youtu.be/HefVEehpg30 No pre-amp or mixer necessary, plug-and-play! JH — at The NAMM show at the Anaheim Convention Center Chris Grove Hiya. What was the application you used the cabs for? Also, it looks like they might be 3 way? Or is that a port, and they are two way? Seeing these on my phone, so can't really tell. How is the sound quality? Are they heavy? Why is the sky blue? Hee! 10 hours ago · Jon Hammond Hi Chris, powered the new Hammond Sk1 organ, plug-and-play awesome, pretty tough to blow up a Bag End and I play all my bass all the time, can't beat it, all the best, Jon 3 hours ago · Chris Grove Nice. That was my next question. Can it handle all the frequencies of a hammond? That's impressive! about an hour ago via mobile · Jon Hammond No-pain no-strain Chris...made in USA Land O' Lincoln! Built for Industrial Use, Jon about an hour ago · Chris Grove I've been thinking of getting a sub for my home rig, since low end can be an issue with keys. Sounds like these can handle it, without the need for dragging around a heavy sub. Frankfurt Germany -- Jon Hammond at Jazz-Kneipe Berlinerstr. 70 - Jon played 207 gigs there, sometimes solo, duo, trio or quartet depending on what night — with Robert Hutya and Jon Hammond Band Frankfurt Germany -- Jon Hammond Trio in Jazz Kneipe Berlinerstr. 70 L to R: Jon Hammond, Totó Giovanni Gulino, Tony Lakatos — with Jon Hammond Band and Totó Giovanni Gulino The Carroll Brothers Tam and Tom both excellent trumpet players with Jon Hammond and Bernard Purdie at Winter NAMM Show — with Bernard Purdie at The NAMM show at the Anaheim Convention Center Jon Hammond with Bespeco-Professional Srl friends from Castelfidardo Italy - Alessandro Serafino and Silvia at Winter NAMM Show *you can see Jon's famous Bespeco keyboard stand on tour http://www.youtube.com/jonhammondband — with Bespeco Accessori at The NAMM show at the Anaheim Convention Center Dennis Drumm of Fret-King Guitars and Jon Hammond, Dennis has been in the business a long time! Dennis'ism: " brand ethic of Vintage and Fret-King is to totally over-deliver at the price point, in a way which other brands seem to not always want to do!” — at The NAMM show at the Anaheim Convention Center Jon Hammond and Dennis Drumm of Fret-King - if you like 335's, this is right up your alley and a surprisingly affordable - another Dennis'ism: "Fret-King Black Label is taking Trev Wilkinson's affordable boutique guitars to a new level." — at The NAMM show at the Anaheim Convention Center Jon Hammond here with one of the best guitar pickers out there I know - Rich Severson of Guitar College at Vintage Guitar Show San Rafael CA — at Marin County Civic Center Exhibition Hall Berklee People - David Mash Vice President for Information Technology at Berklee College of Music and Jon Hammond '74 at Winter NAMM Show — with David Mash at The NAMM show at the Anaheim Convention Center Jon Hammond with long-time NAMM Floor Manager John, he has a lot to manage at this international trade show folks! — at Namm Show Scottsdale Arizona -- Jon Hammond at Fender World Headquarters - Jon Hammond has been a Fender amp user since 1966, Band-Master and Twin-Reverb amps, and met Leo Fender personally in 1987, R.I.P. Leo Fender Leo's Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Fender Born Clarence Leonidas Fender August 10, 1909 Anaheim, California, United States Died March 21, 1991 (aged 81) Fullerton, California, United States Clarence Leonidas "Leo" Fender (August 10, 1909 – March 21, 1991) was an American inventor who founded Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company, or "Fender" for short. He left the company in the late 1960s, and later founded two other musical instrument companies, Music Man and G&L Musical Instruments. The guitars, bass guitars, and amplifiers he designed from the 1940s on are still relevant: the Fender Telecaster (1950) was the first mass-produced electric guitar; the Fender Stratocaster (1954) is among the world's most iconic electric guitars; the Fender Precision Bass (1951) set the standard for electric bass guitars; and the Fender Bassman amplifier, popular enough in its own right, became the basis for later amplifiers (notably by Marshall and Mesa Boogie) that dominated rock and roll music. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. Clarence Leonidas Fender ("Leo") was born on August 10, 1909, to Clarence Monte Fender and Harriet Elvira Wood, owners of a successful orange grove located between Anaheim and Fullerton, California. From an early age, Fender showed an interest in tinkering with electronics. When he was 13 years old, his uncle, who ran an automotive-electric shop, sent him a box filled with discarded car radio parts, and a battery. The following year, Leo visited his uncle's shop in Santa Maria, California, and was fascinated by a radio his uncle had built from spare parts and placed on display in the front of the shop. Leo later claimed that the loud music coming from the speaker of that radio made a lasting impression on him. Soon thereafter, Leo began repairing radios in a small shop in his parents' home. In the spring of 1928, Fender graduated from Fullerton Union High School, and entered Fullerton Junior College that fall, as an accounting major. While he was studying to be an accountant, he continued to teach himself electronics, and tinker with radios and other electrical items but never took any kind of electronics course. After college, Fender took a job as a deliveryman for Consolidated Ice and Cold Storage Company in Anaheim, where he later was made the bookkeeper. It was around this time that a local band leader approached Leo, asking him if he could build a public address system for use by the band at dances in Hollywood. Fender was contracted to build six of these PA systems. In 1933, Fender met Esther Klosky, and they were married in 1934. About that time, he took a job as an accountant for the California Highway Department in San Luis Obispo. In a depression government change-up, his job was eliminated, and he then took a job in the accounting department of a tire company. After working there six months, Leo lost his job along with the other accountants in the company. Fender Radio Service In 1938, with a borrowed $600, Leo and Esther returned to Fullerton, and Leo started his own radio repair shop, "Fender Radio Service." Soon, musicians and band leaders began coming to him for PA systems, which he built, rented, and sold. They also visited his store for amplification for the amplified acoustic guitars that were beginning to show up in the southern California music scene—in big band and jazz music, and for the electric "Hawaiian" or "lap steel" guitars becoming popular in country music. Early guitar builds During World War II, Leo met Clayton Orr "Doc" Kauffman, an inventor and lap steel player who had worked for Rickenbacker, which had been building and selling lap steel guitars for a decade. While with Rickenbacker, Kauffman had invented the "Vibrola" tailpiece, a precursor to the later vibrato or "tremolo" tailpiece. Fender convinced him that they should team up, and they started the "K & F Manufacturing Corporation" to design and build amplified Hawaiian guitars and amplifiers. In 1944, Leo and Doc patented a lap steel guitar with an electric pickup already patented by Fender. In 1945, they began selling the guitar, in a kit with an amplifier designed by Fender... Jon Hammond's 1965 Fender Band-Master amp head getting a tuneup on the bench New York NY -- Jon Hammond returning a text message on his Sidekick 4G T-Mobile phone in the seating area at the big Apple Store on Fifth Avenue between 58th and 59th Street New York City - still the best keyboard phone folks! - JH — at Apple Store Fifth Avenue Jon Hammond Hammond's Bolero Postcard https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cannonball-99-one-more-time!/id4308341?i=4308319 — with Alex Budman, Ronnie Smith and Jon Hammond Band Bag End, Loudspeakers, NAMM Show, Stevie Wonder, Belinda Thomas, Jon Hammond, Sk1 organ, Rich Severson, Sidekick, T-Mobile, Local 802, Musicians Union Jon Hammond playing Excelsior Accordion with Sennheiser pickup system http://www.accordionradio.com/ Excelsior Accordions BREAKING NEWS: Jon Hammond Jazz Organist In Downbeat Magazine's annual BEST of The NAMM Show 2013 BREAKING NEWS: Jon Hammond Jazz Organist In Downbeat Magazine's 2013 BEST of NAMM Show! Playing the new Sk1 Hammond organ through Bag End Powered Loudspeakers 2x12" cabinets with Greg Osby and Keyan Williams in P Mauriat HQ Booth featuring their fine Saxophones and Trumpets - also shown Dr. Lonnie Smith at the New Portable B-3 Organ at Hammond Booth, Stevie Wonder playing drums, guitarist Lee Ritenour, Tower of Power Horn Section with original members Stephen Doc Kupka saxophonist "Mimi" Emilio Castillo, guitarist George Benson and other great players - special thanks to the Downbeat Team - Frank Alkyer, Hilary Brown, Ed Enright, Katie Kailus, Bobby Reed and David Zivan HUGE FUN In Music!