JON HAMMOND Instruments: Organ, Accordion, Piano, Guitar Attended: Berklee College of Music 1974, City College San Francisco Languages: English, German 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. Member AFM Local 6, Local 802, ASCAP
Jazz @ the Library - The Classic Hammond Sound…In a Suitcase!™
JazzFresno, the Fresno County Public Library, and the Friends of Woodward Park Library will host a free and open to the public Jazz @ the Library presentation on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Woodward Park Regional County Library, located at 944 E. Perrin Ave. (Champlain & Perrin), Fresno, CA 93720.
The Hammond B3 organ has been an important instrument in church, jazz, blues, rock and pop music. The title of the February presentation is “The Classic Hammond Sound…In a Suitcase!” Please join us as presenter Jon Hammond (no relation), an internationally known electronic organist, takes us on a journey exploring the development and use of the Hammond B3 organ and its contemporary surrogate, the SK1 Hammond. Jon will be joined by Gary Newmark (drums) and Rich Severson (guitar) in playing what Jon describes as “Swinging Funky Jazz and Blues.” - Fresno County Woodward Park Regional Library