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Jon Hammond Funk Unit WINTER NAMM EVENT DATE Friday, January 20, 2017 - 4:00pm Presented by Pioneer DJ

Jon Hammond Funk Unit CenterStage Presented by Pioneer DJ @NAMM Jon Hammond Funk Unit WINTER NAMM EVENT DATE Friday, January 20, 2017 - 4:00pm WINTER NAMM LINK: Facebook Event Jon Hammond Funk Unit San Francisco CA Band bio: Artist Info Jon Hammond Organ+bass / Organist Leader Koei Tanaka Harmonica / Master Chromatic Harmonica Player Joe Berger Guitar / more band members tba

Jon Hammond Funk Unit
San Francisco CA
Band bio: Artist Info Jon Hammond Organ+bass / Organist Leader Koei Tanaka Harmonica / Master Chromatic Harmonica Player Joe Berger Guitar / more band members tba - Photos by Lawrence Gay co-producer West Coast Live Radio Program

Performance Info 

Event Date:
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 
4:00pm to 4:40pm

Jon Hammond Funk Unit

San Francisco  
Band bio: Artist Info Jon Hammond Organ+bass / Organist Leader Koei Tanaka Harmonica / Master Chromatic Harmonica Player Joe Berger Guitar 
Genre: Rock Endorsed By: Hammond Suzuki Description: "The Jon Hammond Show" is a funky, swinging Jazz instrumental revue, featuring notable international soloists and reflecting the influences of Miles Davis, The Crusaders and Jimmy Smith. The show has universal appeal Music Samples: FEED (free): Links to Social Media Posts: Times You/We Are Available: Every Day and Night of Winter NAMM 2017
*WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: Lydia's Tune Head Phone Late Rent Jon Hammond Funk Unit Nissan Stage 480 Jon's archive's Tune Head Phone Late Rent Jon Hammond Funk Unit Nissan Stage 480 by Jon Hammond Youtube Facebook video HighDef But Web Friendly Movie: First song: Lydia’s Tune - Jon Hammond Funk Unit on Nissan Stage Nashville Nashville Music City Center, front line: Lee Oskar harmonica, Joe Berger guitar, Cord Martin tenor, Roland Barber trombone, Jon Hammond organ, Rhythm section Chuggy Carter congas & percussion, Louis Flip WInfield drums -- Head Phone Late Rent Nissan Stage Jon Hammond Funk Unit Nashville Tennessee Nissan Stage Summer NAMM Show -- Head Phone Late Rent Nissan Stage Jon Hammond Funk Unit with special guest Lee Oskar, Roland Barber trombone, Cord Martin tenor saxophone, Chuggy Carter congas & percussion, Joe Berger guitar (TV Jones guitar and pickups), Louis Flip Winfield drums, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ and bass Greg Herreman productions manager, Michael Apodaca & Alex Moore audio / Sound Image Nashville, Tennessee - The NAMM Show Summer NAMM Show Nissan Stage - Jon Hammond Band — with Cord Martin, Lee Oskar, Joe Berger, Louis Flip Winfield, Roland Barber and Leslie J. Carter at The NAMM Show. - all compositions composed & published by JON HAMMOND International ASCAP #NAMMShow #SummerNAMM #FunkBand #HammondOrgan #Nissan #Nashville #NashvilleMusicCityCenter Producer Jon Hammond Language English Jon's archive EST Jon Hammond Funk Unit kicking it off on the Nissan Stage at Summer NAMM Show Nashville Music City Center Roland Barber - trombone, trumpet, sea shell Cord Martin - tenor saxophone Chuggy Carter - percussion Louis Flip Winfield - drums Lee Oskar - harmonica Joe Berger - guitar Jon Hammond - organ + bass ‪#‎NAMMShow‬ ‪#‎SummerNAMM‬ ‪#‎NissanStage‬ 

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: "White Onions" by Jon Hammond NAMM Show Center Stage Jon Hammond Funk Unit FULL HIGH DEF, let it load Jon's archive #TheNAMMShow White Onions Jon Hammond Funk Unit NAMM Showcase by Jon Hammond Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Topics NAMM Show, Lunch set, Bernard Purdie, Jon Hammond, Onions, Funky Jazz, Hercules folding stands, KHS America, Hammond Organ #‎TheNAMMShow‬ “White Onions” Jon Hammond Funk Unit NAMM Showcase lunch set 23rd 2015 reprising 1989 Late Rent Sessions recording ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP with special guest Bernard Purdie drums, Leslie J. Carter percussion Jon Hammond organ (original members on record) featuring Koei Tanaka chromatic harmonica from Tokyo Japan Suzuki world star, Joe Berger guitar JJ guitars, Alex Budman tenor saxophone Dom Famularo returning to the NAMM Stage – special thanks NAMM President CEO Joe Lamond, KHS Hercules folding stands – congratulations KHS America: Announces Acquisition of Hohner Inc. USA Producer Jon Hammond Audio/Visual sound, color Language English Youtube ‪#‎TheNAMMShow‬ "White Onions" Jon Hammond Funk Unit NAMM Showcase

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2017 ProLight + Sound and Musikmesse Kicking Off with Jon Hammond Next April

2017 ProLight + Sound and Musikmesse Kicking Off with Jon Hammond Next April Dankeschön Johannes Weber and Ilona Schlesinger-Jakoby for the Press Release & New Poster - also Natalia Kryukova Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia 2017 "news +++ Prolight + Sound Prolight + Sound 2017 continues on its successful course following recent conceptual developments Attractive setting for product presentations, business and recruiting Comprehensive overview of the sector in the eastern part of Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre" Johannes Weber, Christopher Sparkes and Jon Hammond "Prolight + Sound has been strengthened by the recent conceptual developments and will maintain and continue to develop the new components for the next edition in 2017. Thus, from 4 to 7 April 2017, the International Fair of Technologies and Services for Entertainment, Integrated Systems and Creation will once again be the meeting place for the industry and the showcase for the latest products and trends in the sector. By moving to the eastern part of Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre in 2016, the fair was able to expand the spectrum of products and services on show and, as in the past, all key players will be represented at Prolight + Sound 2017, many of them with even bigger presentations than before. The shift in the days of opening to Tuesday to Friday was given a positive reception this year and will be retained next year. A wide-ranging seminar programme covering all business segments will be held on all four days of the fair. A special focal point of Prolight + Sound 2017 will be on promoting young people and creating areas of contact between companies and skilled personnel. “With the highly successful première of the new concept, we executed a decisive change in course for the future of Prolight + Sound as the world’s foremost business platform and showcase for the sector”, says Michael Biwer, Group Show Director of the Entertainment, Media & Creative Industries Business Unit of Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH. “In close cooperation with companies from the sector, we aim to continue this success story at the coming Prolight + Sound and further optimise the fair in the future."   High degree of exhibitor interest sends out positive signals Prolight + Sound visitors have the chance to obtain an unrivalled overview of the latest products, trends and technologies on the global market. The leading brands of all branches of the event-technology industry have already registered to exhibit at the coming Prolight + Sound. The key players that have confirmed their participation in the event include Adam Hall, Altman, Amptown, Audio-Technica, Ayrton, Chain Master, Chauvet, Clay Paky, Coda Audio, dbTechnologies, Digico, DPA Microphones, ETC – Electronic Theatre Controls, FBT Elettronica, Gerriets, GLP German Light Products, JB-Lighting, Klotz, L-Acoustics, Lawo, MA Lighting, Martin Professional, Meyer Sound, Monacor International, Music & Lights, nivtec-flexibel, Panasonic, Prolyte Group, Riedel, ROBE Lighting, Sennheiser and SGM Light. Additionally, Georg Neumann GmbH will have its own stand at Prolight + Sound 2017. Unchanged hall layout, optimised visitor orientation The seven exhibition halls and the extensive outdoor exhibition area in the eastern section of Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre provide the space required for the targeted presentation of the individual product groups. Prolight + Sound is split into the following sections: Audio + Sound (Hall 3.1, Hall 4.1), Light + Stage (Hall 3.0), Light + Multimedia (Hall 4.0), Light + Entertainment (Hall 5.0) and Education + Associations (Forum.0). Additionally, the outdoor exhibition space makes it possible to demonstrate new products under realistic, open-air conditions. In 2017, the Concert Sound Arena, which presents PA systems in action, will be centrally located on the Agora, in the heart of the eastern section. At the same time, the Live Sound Arena, close to the City entrance, will showcase mobile PA systems. Also on the outdoor area will be mobile stages, tent systems and LED walls. An improved visitor-guidance system compared to last year will make it easier for visitors to find the individual product groups. Moreover, there will be separate, clearly laid-out brochures for ‘special interest’ product groups, which bring together the appropriate exhibitors from the various segments. These ‘Quickfinders’ will be available for the ‘Broadcast, Production & Recording’, ‘Stage & Theatre’, ‘Media Technology & System Integration’ and ‘Event & Congress’ product segments. Exhibitors from the individual ‘special interest’ segments can also be found directly via the online search engine of the Prolight + Sound website and the Prolight + Sound app. High-grade seminar programme with broad thematic spectrum The shift to four workdays enabled Prolight + Sound to further hone its profile as the fair for professionals and, in the course of this process, to extend the range of professional-development events to all four days. Next year, as in the past, renowned speakers will pass on expertise revolving around technical innovations, new areas of application and marketing and management. The professional-development programme is split into three seminar blocks. The Prolight + Sound Conference is characterised by a wide spectrum of disciplines covering all aspects of professional event and AV media technology. The conference has two main sections, Basic and Advanced, and is aimed at both newcomers and experienced personnel. It offers an opportunity to refresh the basics, learn from experts and exchange ideas and information with colleagues. The second block, the Eventplaza Conference, will be held for the seventh year running. Aimed in particular at event and incentive managers, HR managers and congress and conference organisers, it tackles subjects such as event safety, progressive event production and effective event communication. The third seminar block, the Manufacturers’ Forum was launched at the last Prolight + Sound and is to be continued in 2017. There, leading companies from the sector present technological trends with reference to specific projects. Prolight + Sound brings together companies and young people Against the background of continuous growth in demand for well-trained personnel, Prolight + Sound offers a range of special services for students and trainees. Additionally, there will be a new area to promote contacts between companies wanting to recruit new staff and newcomers and experienced personnel looking for new jobs. In line with this, the Tuesday of the fair will take place under the motto Future Talents Day and include an attractive programme for young and aspiring personnel with guided tours of the fair, special lectures and workshops. The Job Forum in Forum.0 is a platform that puts companies wanting to recruit staff from the event and media-technology sector in touch with suitable applicants. It represents a point of contact for all visitors interested in taking up new challenges in the sector. Renowned awards spotlight outstanding achievements Successful projects are the result of a perfect partnership between man and technology. Prolight + Sound is the venue for important award ceremonies, which draw attention to outstanding achievements in the field of event and media technology. Opus – German Stage Award – has been given for excellent achievements in the fields of lighting design, technical realisation, stage design, video and sound design since 2002. It is one of the most important awards for the creative use of professional event technology. A new set of rules for 2017 now makes it possible to select individual and team achievements. In other words, the winners can be personalities, project teams or companies. Parallel to Opus, Sinus – System Integrations Award – honours projects distinguished by the innovative and pioneering use of media technology and systems integration. The sponsors of this honorary award are Messe Frankfurt, the The German Entertainment Technology Association (Verband der Medien- und Veranstaltungstechnik - VPLT) and the European Association of Event Centers (Europäischer Verband der Veranstaltungs-Centren - EVVC). The expert jury is composed of members of the associations, experts from the sector and representatives of the media and Messe Frankfurt. The awards will be presented in ‘Saal Europa’ of Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre on 5 April 2017. Three-day overlap with Musikmesse Together with Musikmesse, International Trade Fair for Musical Instruments, Sheet Music, Music Production and Music Business Connections, Prolight + Sound represents the world’s biggest get-together for the music and event industry. Changing the days of Musikmesse to Wednesday to Sunday means the valuable synergistic effects between the two events will be strengthened compared to 2016 with Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound being held concurrently on three days. Altogether, the two trade fairs attracted well over 100,000 visitors from 130 countries and around 2,000 exhibitors from 60 countries in 2016. Further information about Prolight + Sound at Follow us on our social media, too: Facebook: Twitter: #pls2017 @plsfrankfurt Background information on Messe Frankfurt Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade fair organisers, generating around €648 million in sales and employing 2,244 people. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 30 subsidiaries and 55 international Sales Partners, allowing it to serve its customers on location in 175 countries. Messe Frankfurt events take place at approx. 50 locations around the globe. In 2015, Messe Frankfurt organised a total of 133 trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany. Comprising an area of 592,127 square metres, Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds are home to ten exhibition halls. The company also operates two congress centres. The historic Festhalle, one of the most popular venues in Germany, plays host to events of all kinds. Messe Frankfurt is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent. For more information, please visit our website at: " It's my tune dammit - Jon Hammond Michael Biwer Group Show Director and Jon Hammond Betty Heywood Director of International Affairs at NAMM and Jon Hammond Jon Hammond and James Carter saxophonist session - P.Mauriat Saxophones Greg Osby System 76 P.Mauriat and Jon Hammond session Music China article Holda Paoletti-kampl and Focus AFM writer Bob Popyk mention in Accordions Worldwide megasite Ralph Voggenreiter / Voggenreiter Verlag and Jon Hammond Bring back the musikmesse stickers! Jon Hammond's well traveled XB-2 Hammond Organ plastered with some of the past stickers attended Charly Hosenseidl! Dr. Peters, Sabine Nold, Cordelia von Gymnich - Jon Hammond Press Conference Jon Hammond with Ivana and Zuzana Petrof - 150 Years Petrof Pianos! Keep practicing, we'll put him to work on tenor sax! - Jon Hammond - P.Mauriat saxophones Jon Hammond at Console Hammond Organ Jon Hammond - Moscow Russia Wolfgang Lücke Director Musikmesse and Jon Hammond Jon Hammond with David from Shanghai Radio Eastern @ ProLight + Sound Shanghai China Joe Berger, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond #WATCHMOVIE HERE: Behind The Beat LATE RENT - ASCAP BTB Piece Jon Hammond Multimedia Story Jon's archive Views 57 #57 Youtube 32 views #32 Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Topics MNN TV, #ASCAPEXPO, Jon Hammond, Public Access, Melody, Hammond Organ, Sk1, B3, Accordion, Musicians Union, Local 6, Local 802 Jon Hammond with ASCAP's Seth Saltzman - Protect Your Music! - ASCAP I Create Music Expo Hollywood CA Jon Hammond in concert Behind the Beat with Landesjugendjazzorchester Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Zeughaus Wismar Hillary took the Trump Chump to the Shed last night! No doubt about it: Jon Hammond television interview with the great Roy Clark in Nashville! Jon Hammond: Late Rent by Steve Rosenfeld Jon Hammond says "the fingers are the singers.’" The latest CD from this exceptional and soulful Hammond organist is the proof. "Late Rent" draws on decades of great recording sessions and top live performances to showcase his own playing and many top jazz and funk artists. It shows why the Hammond organ is one of the most enduring electric instruments and why Hammond is one of its best players. Late Rent Label: Ham-Berger-Friz Records Genre: Jazz All Jon Hammond profiles… The Late Rent Story Jon Hammond waited half his life to make this CD – starting with being an underground TV host. Swingin’ Funky Jazz & Blues Jon Hammond describes his style of music and how he learned to play it. Two Hot Tracks Jon Hammond recalls one of his first songs – from age 15 – and a great Sunday session. Sonny’s Advice A little advice on melody from a great sax player went a long way. H.264 download download 1 file MPEG4 download download 1 file OGG VIDEO download download 1 file TORRENT download download 28 Files download 5 Original Producer Jon Hammond Audio/Visual sound, color Language English Jon's archive Views 45 #45 Youtube 24 views #24 Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Jazzkeller, Frankfurt, Musikmesse, Warm Up Party, Hammond Organ, Jon Hammond Band, Jazz, Blues HammondCast MEDIA Behind The Beat LATE RENT Jon @HammondCast courtesy of Steven @srose14 Funky Jazz #suchanastywoman #badhombres Sonny Stitt @bernardpurdie Jon Hammond ‏@HammondCast 23m23 minutes ago WALL OF LESLIE SPEAKER SOUND 2215 HIGH POWER 3300 WOOD #suchanastywoman #hammondorgan Suzuki Musical Instrument Jon @HammondCast Koei Tanaka Jon's archive Views 144 #144 Youtube 275 views #275 Usage Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Topics NAMM Oral History, Musikmesse, Mini-B, NAMM, G37, G27, Leslie Speaker, Onions, Jazz, Blues, Musicians Union, Local 802, ASCAP, KYOU Radio, Anaheim, Frankfurt, B3 Organ, XB-2, Leslie Speaker Jon Hammond | Oral History Interview Date: January 13, 2011 library/ oral-history/ jon-hammond

Jon Hammond
Interview Date: January 13, 2011
Job Title: President and Founder
Company: Jon Hammond & Associates
accordions electric organs Hammond B-3 Hammond Organs Jazz Music Manufacturing Musicians

Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond has successfully created a career based on his musical talents and his passion for the music industry! As a musician Jon has performed with many legendary players and as a clinician and product artist he has introduced many innovative products to music stores and their customers over the last 30 plus years. Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Digital B3 Organ.

Subject Info Jon Hammond Interview Date: January 13, 2011 Job Title: President and Founder Jon Hammond & Associates Jon Hammond has successfully created a ... of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Digital B3Organ. (accordions, electric organs, Hammond B-3, Hammond Organs) 512KB MPEG4 download download 1 file MPEG4 download download 1 file TORRENT download download 45 Files download 4 Original Producer Jon Hammond Alex Hsieh NAMM Oral History Alex Hsieh is the CEO of P.Mauriat Paris, a brass instrument maker in Taiwan that specializes in saxophones, trumpets and accessories. Their saxophone line of instruments are inspired by the late French orchestra leader Paul Mauriat (1925-2006) who was known in America for a series of pop recordings. Alex created the environment to ensure quality instruments were developed that could produce the sounds and tones used in Mr. Mauriat’s recordings. The results of these efforts have been a well-regarded product line and innovative models such as the PMST Saxophone and the Professional Bb Trumpet. Interview Date: January 24, 2014 Job Title: CEO Company: P.Mauriat Paris Tags: Taiwanese Music Industry Music Manufacturing Saxophones Music Accessories Trumpets Woodwinds Brass Instruments Band and Orchestra Jon's archive Youtube Joe Berger NAMM Oral History Interview Unedited Long Version Official 55 minutes 4 seconds by Jon Hammond Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Topics concert production, electric guitars, namm show, frankfurt musikmesse, joe berger, oral history, john entwistle, concert tours Joe Berger Interview Date: January 20, 2012 Job Title: Musician, Product Endorser - short version here also Joe Berger knows sound! Joe has been mixing sound for over 30 years and he stopped counting at 35,000 bands! Also a virtuoso guitar player with his own definitive, unique playing style and "ear", Joe has jammed with the likes of John Entwistle and Jack Bruce. He has also been a fixture at music trade shows for decades as a guitar demonstrator, having set a record for most hours played at a single trade show. Tony Arambarri, Dan Del Fiorentino - NAMM Historians Categories: concert production electric guitars Guitars-Amps-Fretted Jon Hammond mixing consoles Musicians Musik Messe Frankfurt NAMM Show New York City NY product endorsers Run time 55 minutes 4 seconds Audio/Visual sound Jon's archive Alpha Jon Hammond - Add to Calendar: Tuesday April 5, 2016 in the famous jazzkeller Frankfurt - Jon Hammond Band performs at 9PM Celebrating 30 Years, As Seen On Cable TV 32 Years Jon Hammond Show MNN TV Channel 1 and Streaming Worldwide FULL HIGH DEFINITION VERSION 29th Year! Jon Hammond's musikmesse Warm Up Party jazzkeller - Big Special Thanks to my good friend Saray Pastanesi for absolute Masterpiece Birthday & 29th musikmesse Chocolate Chocolate cake!! It was delicious, every morsel was consumed and enjoyed! Journal Frankfurt MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME Jon Hammond zum 27. Mal auf der Musikmesse Nomen est omen. Der Mann heißt Hammond und spielt eine Hammond. Der Organist aus New York freut sich auf Frankfurt und lädt zur Musikmesse Warm Up Party am 9.4. in den Jazzkeller ein. JOURNAL FRANKFURT: Was war für Sie zuerst da - die Frankfurter Musikmesse oder Auftritte im Jazzkeller? Jon Hammond: Die Musikmesse. Ich kam 1987 zum ersten Mal nach Frankfurt, zusammen mit Joe Berger, der auf der Messe für Engl Amplifiers spielte. Wir flogen mit der Lufthansa ein und teilten uns ein Zimmer im berühmten Prinz Otto Hotel am Hauptbahnhof. Schon in der ersten Nacht stellte mir Joe den großen John Entwistle, den Bassisten von The Who vor. Es wurde eine lange Nacht, in der wir Cognac tranken und Erdnüsse knabberten in eiern Suite des Marriott Hotels. Ich habe Joe bei einer Session mit John und Ringo Starrs Sohn Zak Starkey im Dorian Grey Club gefilmt bei einer Soundcheck Party. In den ersten paar Jahren spielte ich nicht oft live weil ich noch keine transportierbare Hammond Orgel hatte vor 1991 als ich den Prototyp einer XB-2 Hammond Orgel bekam mit der ich dann um die Welt reiste. Hauptsächliche dokumenierte ich aber die Messe für meine Cable TV Show in New York, die inzwischen im 29. Jahr als The Jon Hammond Show -- Music, Travel and Soft News präsentiert. Die harten Nachrichten überlasse ich CNN und den großen Networks (lacht). Vom ersten Jahr an fühlten wir uns der Musikmesse eng verbunden, haben seitdem eine tolle Zeit hier, kommen jedes Jahr wieder bis wir kleine, alte Männer sind. Das Jazzkeller-Konzert am Vorabend der Musikmesse ist zu einer netten Tradition geworden - wie kam es dazu, was bedeutet es Ihnen und wir werden Sie dieses Jahr diesen Abend im Jazzkeller zelebrieren? Ab 1991 lernte ich mehr und mehr Musikmesse-Menschen kennen und die mich und auch einiges von meiner Musik. Einige von ihnen ermunterten mich, doch auch für Auftritte nach Deutschland zu kommen weil es hier doch ein Interesse an Hammond-Orgel-Groove-Music gab. Mit der schon erwähnten, kleinen, kompakten aber sehr kraftvollen Orgel war das alles möglich. Zudem machte ich in New York gerade eine schwere Zeit durch, mein Vater war gestorben und ich hatte das Gefühl, einige Veränderungen könnten meinem Leben gut tun. Also kam ich nach Frankfurt mit meiner XB-2, allerdings mit einem Rückflugticket falls etwas schief gehen würde. Ich rief viele Musiker an, ließ sie wissen, ich bin jetzt da, lasst uns zusammen spielen. Das war für mich der Anfang einer langen, sehr speziellen Beziehung, vor allem zum Frankfurter Publikum nach ersten kleinen erfolgen im Jazzkeller und einer kurzen Auftritt im Hessen Report im Fernsehen. Beatrix Rief verdanke ich dieses "lucky light on me", eine tolle Erfahrung. Seitdem nenne ich Frankfurt "My Good Luck City" und im Jazzkeller begann auch alles für mich als Musiker. Deshalb liegt mir der Club auch so nah am Herzen, deshalb hatte ich auch die Idee, meine "Musikmesse Warm Up Party" dort zu realisieren, immer in der Nacht bevor die Messe startet was zu einer schönen Tradition wurde. Im ersten Jahr, in dem ich dann auch ein wenig Sponsoring von Philip Morris bekam, konnte ich damit einige Flugtickets für befreundete Musik bezahlen. Darüber war ich sehr glücklich. Dabei rauche ich selbst gar nicht. Wie würden Sie Ihr persönliches Verhältnis zu Deutschland und Frankfurt beschrieben? Lassen Sie es mich so sagen: ich liebe Frankfurt und die Frankfurter waren immer gut zu mir in all den Jahren. Ich könnte ein ganzes Buch über die Zeit schreiben, in der ich in Bornheim wohnte und Nacht für Nacht in der alten Jazzkneipe in der Berliner Straße auftrat. Das war der Treffpunkt, wo auch die Musiker der HR Bigband hinkamen und es gab eine generöse Chefin in der kleinen Kneipe. Auch Regine Dobberschütz und Eugen Hahn im Jazzkeller waren wahre Jazzengel für mich, die mir so vieles ermöglichten in der Zeit. Wir konnten auch in den Studios von AFN Radio spielen, waren die einzigen Musiker, die das - mit einer Sondergenehmigung des US Militärs - durften. Für ein wenig Promotion für die Musikmesse. Wir nannten das Programm für die AFN "Profile TV "-Show "Sound Police". Wir hatten viel Spaß. Kein Wunder also, dass ich Frankfurt als my home away from home begreife und ich mich jedes Mal wieder freue zur Musikmesse zu reisen, in diesem Jahr übrigens zum 27. Mal in Folge. Und ich bin diesmal besonders aufgeregt, heim nach Frankfurt zu kommen weil ich gerade 60 Jahre alt geworden bin. Wer wird in diesem Jahr zum Gelingen des Konzertes mit teils komponierter, teils improvisierter Musik, so nehme ich an, beitragen und was für einen Sound wird die Band präsentieren? Ich habe etwa 90% der Kompositionen geschrieben, die wir spielen werden. Es ist die Musik, die man auch in meiner New Yorker TV-Show hören kann und die mich mehrmals um die Welt getragen hat. Meinen Stil nenne ich "Swinging Funky Jazz and Blues" und featurert die ganz wunderbaren Solisten in meine Band: Tony Lakatos, den großen ungarischen Tenorsaxophonisten, der auch Mitglied in der hr Bigband ist, dann meinen alten Freund Giovanni Gulino, diesen tollen Schlagzeuger, der schon für fast alle Großen der Szene getrommelt hat. Ich liebe diese Jungs. Als Gitarrist ist mein alten Freund und Kollege Joe Berger dabei, den man auch als The Berger-Meister kennt. Auf diese Formation bin ich wirklich stolz. Werden Sie im Jazzkeller wieder eine Hammond Orgel spielen? Ja, sicher, das neueste Modell, eine Sk1, die exakt so klingt wie die legendäre B3. Ich liebe sie. Und sie wiegt nur noch sieben Kilo (Anm. des Autors: Das Original, ein echtes Möbel mit viel Holz, mussten immer zwei Menschen mit viel Muskelkraft die Treppen rauf und runter hieven), ein deutliches Indiz, dass wir in der Zukunft angekommen sind. Da stecken viele Jahre Forschung und Entwicklung drin, auch Bühnenerprobungen. Ich ziehe den Hut vor den Ingenieuren von Suzuki, ein unverwüstliches Instrument erschaffen zu haben. Und das unterziehe ich jetzt einen echten Härttest (lacht). Interview: Detlef Kinsler ProLight + Sound, Jon Hammond, Shanghai, Moscow, Frankfurt, #2017 #Musikmesse #ProLight+Sound #HammondOrgan