Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Incredible Bud DiFluri Story from Jon Hammond

Incredible Bud DiFluri Story - Jon Hammond JON HAMMOND·WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2017 Incredible Bud DiFluri Story - Jon Hammond May 7th 1990, Bud DiFluri presenting professional Yamaha Tenor Saxophone to (young then) Walter Blanding Jr. graduating student from New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music paid for by Bill Cosby & Cab Calloway after going through school with a horn that was held together with rubber bands - horn inscribed from Cab Calloway - *image from my docu movie - 27 years later, Bud DiFuri pictured here with Dan Del Fiorentino NAMM’s Historian after doing NAMM Oral History session. Mr. DiFluri is now a professor at Nyack College teaching Business and Leadership: Jon’s Docu Movie, LINK: https://archive.org/details/BeaconsInJazzAwardConcertCabCallowayBillCosbyHistoricMovieNewSchoolNYCMay71990 *special thanks posthumously: Arnie Lawrence - JH “graduating saxophonist Walter Blanding Jr. played his old saxophone held together by rubber bands for the last time that night, as Cab Calloway personally presented him with a new Yamaha tenor saxophone which he immediately played “You’ve Changed” joined by the all-star band and Little Jimmy Scott vocals – Bill Cosby hosted the entire night” - Jon Hammond *spcl. thanks Martin W. Mueller ©JON HAMMOND International Like You, Mary Jo Papich, Josh Workman, 大野弘光, Eleftherios Mavros, Shunichi Horiuchi, Atsushi Ichige, Kunio Miyauchi Inspirational Tips from main man Bud DiFluri - take note good people! - Jon Hammond:

"Bud's Bits" - Cover Letters & Resumes

Posted by Giselle.Torres on Tuesday April 9, 2013


"Bud's Bits"
COVER LETTERS & RESUMES
As a part of our Intern Program’s successful “Ten Steps to Success”, we encourage you to develop strong Cover Letters and Resume’s.
During the past year, I’ve been privileged to talk at length with a number of employers and interviewers, getting their extensive and valuable thoughts concerning Interviews, Cover Letters and Resume’s.
Here now are a number of their invaluable suggestions. These are important ---you should “RAC” (Read, Absorb and Copy ) them!
I suggest that you include these thoughts in all your future Interviews, Cover Letters and Resume’s!!
1. PREPARE! BE ORGANIZED! Review several of our Interview, Cover Letter, and Resume’ Articles/ Publications which provide organizational structure for each area. For additional assistance, you might for example, Google “Sales Focused Resume’s”, or obtain a Book on Internships, “All Work, No Pay”.
2. Typos—by ALL means,  be certain of correct spelling, grammar, and sentence structure (if you’re uncertain, ASK!). I’ve been told MORE THAN ONCE------“If the applicant doesn’t care enough about correct spelling, grammar and sentence structure in his/her cover letter or Resume’ I’m going to immediately assume that he/she will be just as inattentive in his/her work here!”
3. Unfortunately, too many Cover Letters and Resume’s contain a “WIIFM” (“What’s In It For Me”) attitude, whereas it SHOULD contain a “WCIDFY’ (“What Can I Do for You”) attitude! When you apply or interview, it’s VERY important that you let them know that you WANT to do what you can to help THEM succeed in THEIR Business! In his Inauguration speech, President John F. Kennedy said—“Ask NOT what your Country can do for you, but what YOU can do FOR YOUR COUNTRY!!)
4. Don’t be Passive! Be Enthusiastic! Your Interviewers and Readers will note the difference!
5. “Tell Them A Story”!! Too many Cover Letters and Resume’s tell “them” NOTHING of value to “THEM”! Your Cover Letter and Resume’ should “tell a story” of WHO, WHAT, and WHY you are, HOW you got WHERE you are, etc. In short, let them know about YOU!
6. To create an immediate and positive Public Relations experience: ----“Eliminate the Expected” in your communications. In Business situations, you’re EXPECTED to be adept in such areas as “Excel”, “Word, “Microsoft”, etc. At this stage, indicating that you’re “familiar” with such things tells them that in effect, you’ve read and understand your 9th grade literature!
7. LET THEM KNOW YOUR STRENGTHS!! What’s your “Superpower”? Leadership? Organizational Qualities? Tending to Details? They want to feel that they’re dealing with a self-confident Candidate, NOT one needing to be “led around”
8. Give brief examples of those Strengths! If they’re interested for details, they’ll ask!
9. ONE PAGE! Students looking for their first or second Internship or Job should limit Cover Letters and Resume’s to one page each unless absolutely necessary! The Reader will quickly “Scan” it--then, if warranted, go on to the Resume’. A “solid” Cover Letter will inspire the Interviewer to read your Resume’.  A “Bland “and “Blah” cover letter will be tossed, causing the follow-up Resume to be ignored.
10. Since you may be considered “In” or “Out” within your first Interview minute, be sure to practice your entrance and opening discussion with your Interviewer! Utilize Audio and Video cameras in your preparation.
11. Above all----PREPARE and PRACTICE!!
As always, please feel free to contact me for assistance!
I wish all the best for you!!
Blessings,
Bud DiFluri
Bud DiFluri…..Intern Coordinator…Business Department…Nyack College 


Jon's notes: https://www.facebook.com/notes/jon-hammond/bud-difluri-story-from-jon-hammond/10158859625820287/ #WATCHMOVIE HERE: Beacons In Jazz Award Concert Cab Calloway Bill Cosby Historic Movie New School NYC May 7 1990 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/BeaconsInJazzAwardConcertCabCallowayBillCosbyHistoricMovieNewSchoolNYCMay71990 by Jon Hammond Historic evening hosted by Bill Cosby, honoring Cab Calloway with legendary musicians and graduating musicians from New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music - filmed by Jon Hammond at the request of Arnie Lawrence - this documentary is for historical purposes Commercial Use Strictly Prohibited - from the New School Archives: *Note: Revisions to metadata notes will follow soon - Jon Hammond: – 4th Beacons in Jazz Awards Ceremony & Concert May 7, 1990 in the little theatre on 13th St., Mayor David N. Dinkins proclaimed May 7th as Cab Calloway Day in New York – and Cab was presented The Beacons in Jazz Award by jazz historian Phil Schaap – an incredible evening with concert including Jazz Survivors Band with Panama Francis, Milt Hinton, Eddie Barefield and more legends – then a large ensemble powered by the rhythm section of Bernard Purdie with Reggie Workman bass – horn section including the late great Arnie Lawrence, also Eddie Bert, Donald Byrd – many of these cats have passed on sadly, special appearance by Little Jimmy Heath conducting and playing soprano saxophone. Julian Junior Mance at the piano with Billy Harper on tenor sax – graduating saxophonist Walter Blanding Jr. played his old saxophone held together by rubber bands for the last time that night, as Cab Calloway personally presented him with a new Yamaha tenor saxophone which he immediately played “You’ve Changed” joined by the all-star band and Little Jimmy Scott vocals – Bill Cosby hosted the entire night and participated in the music with gusto – incredible historic evening that I personally documented – the project is now back in-progress 27 years later, Jon Hammond — with Bernard Purdie and Bernard Purdie at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music *Note from Jon Hammond: Bud DiFluri from Yamaha presented the special Yamaha tenor saxophone to Walter Blanding Jr. - which was inscribed from Cab Calloway, but actually bought and paid for by Bill Cosby. Walter eventually sold the saxophone. Anyone who knows where the instrument is or has it please contact either Jon Hammond or Bud DiFluri - Mr. DiFluri is now Professor of Marketing teaching at Nyack College. Appears in my movie - Jon Hammond: Cab Calloway possibly Chuck Schumer to the right of the women - Jon Hammond Bobby Johnson trumpet legend takes the stage - Jon Hammond Ira Gitler American Jazz Journalist, Elaine Ellman documentary photographer looking on - Jon Hammond woman reading program, Bobby Johnson Arnie Lawrence, drummer Bernard Purdie in tuxedo - Jon Hammond MC's Bill Cosby, Phil Schaap, Bobby Johnson trumpet and Earle Warren Count Basie Orchestra alum alto saxophone - Jon Hammond Bill Cosby, Red Richards, Milt Hinton, Eddie Barefield, Bobby Johnson & Earle Warren checking out Cosby - Jon Hammond Bobby Johnson trumpet had the big cheeks before Dizzy Gillespie! Earle Warren alto with Milt Hinton The Judge on bass, David Panama Francis drums, delightful little girl enjoying the show! - Jon Hammond Milt Hinton "The Judge" playing Reggie Workman's acoustic bass as Bill Cosby looks on - Bobby Johnson trumpet and Earle Warrent alto - Jon Hammond Drummer David Panama Francis - Jon Hammond Red Richards / Charles Coleridge "Red" Richards piano and James Victor "Jimmy" Scott (July 17, 1925 – June 12, 2014) takes the stage still wearing glasses - Jon Hammond Milt Hinton bass, Little Jimmy Scott, Bill Cosby - Jon Hammond Ahmet Ertegun / ɑːmɛt ˈɛərtəɡən in the audience Bernard Purdie drums, Walter Blanding jr. tenor saxophone, Dr. Donald Byrd trumpet / Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture "Donald" Byrd II (December 9, 1932 – February 4, 2013) - Jon Hammond Arnie Lawrence soloing on alto sax as Dr Donald Byrd looks on - Jon Hammond Billy Harper tenor, Arnie Lawrence alto, Rebecca Coupe Franks trumpet, Trombonist ? Bernard Purdie drums, Billy Harper tenor, Roy Hargrove trumpet - Jon Hammond Eddie Bert trombone, Cecil Bridgewater trumpets - Roy Hargrove, Rebecca Coupe Franks - Jon Hammond Clark Terry trumpet - Jon Hammond Clark Terry flugelhorn, Baritone saxophonist? Reggie Workman bass with Bill Cosby, Cab Calloway with Beacons in Jazz Award pendant - Jon Hammond Cab Colloway man of the evening! Beacons in Jazz awardee - Jon Hammond Cab Calloway has Bud DiFluri from Yamaha come out with the famous inscribed tenor for Walter Blanding Jr (bought and paid for by Bill Cosby by the way) - Jon Hammond *Note from Jon Hammond: David C. Levy from New School originally gave me a hard time about making this film folks! Bud DiFluri takes the mic and speaks about Walter Blanding Jr. at presentation before Walter plays the gifted tenor and Little Jimmy Scott joins in on "You've Changed" - Jon Hammond Little Jimmy Heath "James Edward Heath (born October 25, 1926),[1] nicknamed Little Bird" joins band - Arnie Lawrence alto with Britt Woodman trombone (June 4, 1920 in Los Angeles – October 13, 2000 in Hawthorne, California) was a jazz trombonist. He is best known for his work with Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus - Jon Hammond Reggie Workman bass, Bernard Purdie drums, Junior Mance / Julian Clifford Mance, Jr. (known as Junior Mance, born October 10, 1928) piano, Rebecca Coupe Franks trumpet - Jon Hammond Junior Mance (with porkchop sideburns at the time) looking at the music on the piano, Arnie Lawrence alto saxophone, Bobby Johnson trumpet with Bill Cosby - Jon Hammond Additional notes from Jon Hammond: VIP Dinner Reception May 7, 1990 for Cab Calloway at Garvin’s Restaurant in Greenwich Village Soho, L to R: Bill Cosby, Cab Calloway seated, Little Jimmy Scott, Joe Williams the famous singer who shot to fame with the Count Basie Orchestra - this was just before joining a host of legendary musicians and the first graduating class of The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in the little theatre on 13th St., Mayor David N. Dinkins proclaimed May 7th as Cab Calloway Day in New York – and Cab was presented The Beacons in Jazz Award by jazz historian Phil Schaap – an incredible evening with concert including Jazz Survivors Band with Panama Francis, Milt Hinton, Eddie Barefield and more legends – then a large ensemble powered by the rhythm section of Bernard Purdie with Reggie Workman bass – horn section including the late great Arnie Lawrence, also Eddie Bert, Donald Byrd – many of these cats have passed on sadly, special appearance by Little Jimmy Heath conducting and playing soprano saxophone. Julian Junior Mance at the piano with Billy Harper on tenor sax – graduating saxophonist Walter Blanding Jr. played his old saxophone held together by rubber bands for the last time that night, as Cab Calloway personally presented him with a new Yamaha tenor saxophone which he immediately played “You’ve Changed” joined by the all-star band and Little Jimmy Scott vocals – Bill Cosby hosted the entire night and participated in the music with gusto – incredible historic evening that I personally documented – the project is now back in-progress 27 years later, Jon Hammond — with Bill Cosby, Cab Calloway, Little Jimmy Scott and Joe Williams ©JON HAMMOND International http://www.HammondCast.com - Special thanks Martin W. Mueller Long-time Executive Director New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music - filmed originally for Jon Hammond Show on MCTV / MNN TV Channel 1 - 34th year, still on late Friday nights / early Sat. 1:30AM Enjoy this film folks! - Jon Hammond - further info: jonhammond@jonhammondband.com Producer Jon Hammond Audio/Visual sound, color Language English Hammond Organ NAMM Jon Hammond Funk Unit Performance Info https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2017/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit-0 Performance Info - Nashville Music City Center - Summer NAMM Show Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 3:00pm to 3:40pm NAMM Reverb Stage on the Terrace (Parking Level) Add to Calendar Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/SummerNAMMJonHammondFunkUnitNissanStage Nashville, Tennessee​ -- 3PM Sharp Jon Hammond Funk Unit will hit on Terrace Stage Nashville Music City Center. Film: FULL HighDef Jon Hammond Funk Unit: Lee Oskar​ special guest harmonica, Chuggy Leslie J. Carter​ percussion, Louis Flip Winfield​ drums, Cord Martin​ tenor saxophone, Roland Barber​ trombone, Jon Hammond​ organ - Greg Herreman​ productions manager, Michael Apodaca & Alex Moore audio / Sound Image Nashville - The NAMM Show​ Summer NAMM Show​ Summer NAMM Show https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2017/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit-0 #SummerNAMMShow #NammShow Performance Info Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 3:00pm to 3:40pm NAMM Terrace Stage (Parking Level) Add to Calendar Artist Info Joe Berger Guitarist Cord Martin Tenor Saxoponist Roland Barber Trombonist Louis 'Flip' Winfield Drummer Leslie 'Chuggy' Carter Percussionist Jon Hammond Organ (possible) Lee Oskar Harmonica Genre: Jazz Endorsed By: Hammond Suzuki Producer Jon Hammond NAMM Action Language English Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/MelodyWithoutNameJonHammondBandJazzkellerWithPhotosByElmarLemes Youtube https://youtu.be/Ri90-ZOOtBw Vimeo https://vimeo.com/221879023 *with photos by Elmar Lemes -- Melody Without Name Jon Hammond Band Jazzkeller Frankfurt - Note: Jon's organ is powered by Markbass Bass Amps house combo bass amp only - Joe Berger guitar, Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ - this is Jon Hammond and Joe Berger's 31st consecutive musikmesse traditional warm up party and Jon's 64th birthday party with many friends in the house in world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt Jon's birthday Chocolate Chocolate Cake baked by the best bakery in Frankfurt Saray Pastanesi http://www.HammondCast.com original composition by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND International @hammondcast Photos by Elmar Lemes ©JON HAMMOND International Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/GetBackInTheGrooveOnAcousticNationStageNashvilleNAMM Get Back In The Groove by Jon Hammond Funk Unit on the Acoustic Nation NAMM Stage in Concert - dig the natural reverb in cavernous high-celing lobby of Nashville Music City Center - Artist Info Joe Berger: Guitar Roland Barber: Trombone Louis Flip Winfield: Percussion Jon Hammond: Organ Cord Martin : Tenor Saxophone ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP http://www.HammondCast.com Genre: Jazz JON HAMMOND Instruments: Organ, Accordion, Piano, Guitar Attended: Berklee College of Music 1974, City College San Francisco Languages: English, German Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Hammond Organ. Musician: Jon Hammond is one of the premier B3 PLAYERS in the world. Jon has played professionally since age 12. Beginning as a solo accordionist, he later played Hammond B3 organ in a number of important San Francisco bands. His all original group HADES opened shows for Tower of Power, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Michael Bloomfield. Eddie Money and Barry Finnerty became musical associates. Moving East he attended Berklee College of Music and played venues as diverse as Boston's "Combat Zone" in the striptease clubs during the '70's and the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod, where he was house organist with the late great trumpet player Lou Colombo and developed a lasting friendship with House Speaker Tip O'Neill. He also toured the Northeast and Canada with the successful show revue "Easy Living", and continued his appearances at nightclubs in Boston and New York. Subsequently Hammond lived and traveled in Europe, where he has an enthusiastic following. TV/Video Producer: In 1981 Jon formed BackBeat Productions. Assisted by Lori Friedman (Video by LORI), the innovative TV show "The Jon Hammond Show" became a Manhattan Cable TV favorite. Jon's "Live on the street" video style included news events, as well as live music/video clips of Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge and many others. The weekly show is now in it's 32ns year and has influenced the broadcasts of David Letterman and others. Billboard Magazine hailed Jon's show as "The Alternative to MTV" #Soul #HammondOrgan #NAMM #Nashville #SummerNAMMShow Producer Jon Hammond Audio/Visual sound, color Language English Incredible Bud DiFluri Story - Jon Hammond JON HAMMOND·WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2017 Incredible Bud DiFluri Story - Jon Hammond May 7th 1990, Bud DiFluri presenting professional Yamaha Tenor Saxophone to (young then) Walter Blanding Jr. graduating student from New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music paid for by Bill Cosby & Cab Calloway after going through school with a horn that was held together with rubber bands - horn inscribed from Cab Calloway - *image from my docu movie - 27 years later, Bud DiFuri pictured here with Dan Del Fiorentino NAMM’s Historian after doing NAMM Oral History session. Mr. DiFluri is now a professor at Nyack College teaching Business and Leadership: Jon’s Docu Movie, LINK: https://archive.org/details/BeaconsInJazzAwardConcertCabCallowayBillCosbyHistoricMovieNewSchoolNYCMay71990 *special thanks posthumously: Arnie Lawrence - JH “graduating saxophonist Walter Blanding Jr. played his old saxophone held together by rubber bands for the last time that night, as Cab Calloway personally presented him with a new Yamaha tenor saxophone which he immediately played “You’ve Changed” joined by the all-star band and Little Jimmy Scott vocals – Bill Cosby hosted the entire night” - Jon Hammond *spcl. thanks Martin W. Mueller ©JON HAMMOND International Bud DiFluri, Incredible Story, #Saxophone #NAMM #HammondOrgan #BillCosby #CabCalloway #Jazz

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