Sunday, December 6, 2015
AFM Local 6 Member Profile JON HAMMOND "WHERE'S THE GIG?"
AFM Local 6 Member Profile JON HAMMOND: "WHERE'S THE GIG?" -- by ALEX WALSH https://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/ Jon Hammond is a musician, composer, bandleader, publisher, journalist, TV show host, radio DJ, and multi-media entrepreneur. He currently travels the world, playing gigs and attending trade shows. THE EARLY YEARS Jon Hammond was born in Chicago in 1953. His father was a doctor and his mother was a housewife. They both played the piano. In 1957, his parents moved Jon and his four sisters to Berkeley, CA, where his father worked in a hospital as head of the emergency room. When he was nine, Jon started accordion lessons. “In those days, they had studios where parents would drop their kids off after school for tap dancing and accordion lessons. There were accordion bands and they would compete against each other.” www.jonhammondband.com *WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: 48 Minute Documentary Jazz Movie Big Band With Organist Jon Hammond Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/48MinuteDocumentaryJazzMovieBigBandWithOrganistJonHammond by Jon Hammond 48 minute Documentary movie of Tuesday night session at Friends Seminary School in Manhattan, 5 original compositions! "Head Phone" by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson "Lydia's Tune" by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson "Late Rent" by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson "Pocket Funk" by Jon Hammond arranged by Todd Anderson "Have a Nice Day Blues" by Todd Anderson arranged by Todd Anderson *Note: Tenor Saxophonist Arranger Todd Anderson was Jon Hammond's teacher for Arranging and Compostion at Berklee College of Music in Boston MA in 1973. 10 years later they recorded this music for TV Show "The Jon Hammond Show" still on TV every week for 32 years, the recording session went down at Intergalactic Recording Studios where John Lennon did some of his last recording dates. The big band here is presided over by Professor Bob Rosen in charge of the music program at Friends Seminary School on Manhattan's East Side, 230 year old school K - 12th grade. Top sight reading musicians gather weekly - more info: http://www.HammondCast.com ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP / BMI Photographs Courtesy of Elmar Lemes Youtube https://youtu.be/2mcykc-OHTg these are the names I know at this time - more coming: Mike Campenni drums, Charles Lee a.s., Jim Piela a.s., Bob Rosen t.s., David Zalud trpt., Greg Ruvolo trpt. Todd Anderson t.s., Jon Hammond Hammond Sk1 org., Art Baron trombone, Pat Hall trmb., Alfredo Marques trmb., - entire session documentary ©JON HAMMOND International / Todd Anderson ASCAP / BMI - additional info http://www.HammondCast.com as seen on Manhattan Neighborhood Network Channel 1 community channel and streaming worldwide, late Fri. nights / early Sat. morning at 1:30 AM Eastern Standard Time - Associated Musicians of Greater New York Local 802, Jon is also a dual member of AFM Local 6 Musicians Union San Francisco - the date of this session was October 20, 2015 Jon's Journal - Logic Pro X - Apple Logic Recording / Playing workshop at The Beacon School conducted by Mark Via w/spcl. guests Joe Berger and yours' truly Jon Hammond (behind camera & organ: Put up a little tent that says "Free Cell Phones" and the people will come flocking! Maybe it's a good name for a band these days - Jon Hammond Real nice old car just blew my doors off on the 280 Freeway! He had the hammer down, looking real sharp, Jon Hammond Hamburg Germany -- Route 66 Hamburg Street P.R. Team - Mr. Berger and Mr. Hammond, thanks for the super cool T-Shirts Jens! They've been seen on TV and all over the place. 'Return of The Student' - 40 years later! Jon Hammond sits down with his piano teacher Tony Germain at Berklee College of Music in Boston MA exactly 40 years to the day that they first sat down at the piano together at 1140 Boylston Street in the Beantown - excellent interview! As seen on The Jon Hammond Show - MNN TV - Manhattan Neighborhood Network Channel 1 - TV Producers of Manhattan Neighborhood Network [MNN] *LINK: https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153098437422102/ High Definition Video inside Tony's Office at 1140 Boylston Street Boston - the old Berklee College of Music building Classic episode of Jon Hammond Show known as Val Hal Jazz Pub Special - for my friends in Brooklyn by Brooklyn Academy of Music / BAM and Junior's Restaurant & Cheesecake deli where the notorious Val Hal Jazz Pub used to me - actual audio from Val Hal gig - Jon Hammond *LINK: https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153098404357102/ Lazy Larry in the house...one of this century's most important writers since James Joyce! *as seen on MNN TV Jon Hammond Show Jon Hammond Flashback -- as seen on The Jon Hammond Show: THE NEGATIVES Featuring Crazy Barry (everything) and Lazy Larry (nothing)! MNN Ch. 1 Manhattan Neighborhood Network https://youtu.be/oMEMSbTl2Lo Anaheim CA -- it was great meeting Rafael Feliciano at end of last NAMM Show...close friend of my friend Raul Rekow, I knew that Raul had been ill lately but I am shocked to hear he just died, this is terrible! Raul was the most healthy cat I ever met, terrible loss! So saddened to hear about, sorry for your loss Rafael and all the people who knew this great great Conguero! rest in peace Raul, Jon Hammond 2nd image - My friend Raul Rekow on the Carlos Santana Band with Carlos onstage there, Alex Ligertwood was on the band then...I shot this in Paris 1981 - Jon Hammond R.I.P. Eddie Sorenson - Levittown Long Island New York *in middle in this photo, L to R: Jon Hammond, Eddie Sorenson, Eddie Money. I was in a band with the 2 Eddie's in 1970-'71, Eddie was an excellent guitarist and vocalist. My deepest condolences go out to the Sorenson Family, Eddie Money and all Eddie's friends. I have just been informed of this very sad news Eddie Sorenson has died. Sincerely, Jon *Photo at BB King's NYC, either on Eddie's bus or backstage - JH Still my favorite version Hammond Organ 80th Anniversary Docu Film International projekt directed by main man Tino Pavlis! From Sandweg in Frankfurt to Hamamatsu Japan, Chicago and Anaheim California folks! - Jon Hammond http://blog.sfgate.com/jon-hammond/2015/08/14/tinos-hammond-organ-80th-anniversary-film-documentary-trailer/ - Keeping the tradition Tino! and we had a lot of fun, much more coming too! - JH spcl. thanks / dankeschön Joe Berger, Michael Falkenstein, Professor Klaus Maier founder of Hammond Deutschland, musikmesse, The NAMM Show, Suzuki Musical Instruments Team - International project coming to a theater near you soon! - the sound at the heart of Funk Soul Blues Gospel and don't forget Classical and Theater Organ - with original music from Jon Hammond Band coast to coast and around the world! Jon Hammond Apple iTunes Podcast FEED https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hammondcast-show/id97154584?mt=2 Funk Soul Blues and Soft News - thanks Apple Inc. Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/EastsideSoundSessionLydiasTune Youtube https://youtu.be/r8A9ABjKe6k "Lydia's Tune" by Jon Hammond - organ trio session at Eastside Sound Studios with Joe Berger guitar, Lou Holtzman drums, Jon Hammond at the Hammond Sk1 organ - Sunday afternoon session, special thanks Lou & Mimi Holtzman, Duff Harris and Marcus assisting ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP http://www.HammondCast.com Joe, Lou, Jon CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1228515 Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1022871057741691&set=vb.133709526657853&type=3&theater Vimeo https://vimeo.com/123362512 AFM Local 6, Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802, #CNNiReport #NAMM #HammondOrgan #B3