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Jon Hammond
Jon's instruments are the organ, the accordion and the piano. Born in 1953 in Chicago, he started very early to play professionally as a solo accordionist. Age 18, Jon bought his first Hammond B-3. In 1974, he attended the Berkeley College of Music. He had then moved to the east of the USA, and consequently toured up to the northeast and Canada. Also, he performed in nightclubs in Boston and New York. At that time, he called himself Jon Morgan ("Jon Morgan on the organ"). But in 1975, he changed his pseudonym to Jon Hammond.
 
The 80's saw Jon mostly in Europe where he lived and toured. His first important jazz performing was in 1981, when he played in Paris for 56 days. The roots of Jon's style however lie in rock, funk, bossa nova, soul and R&B. He was deeply influenced by artists like Herbie Hancock, Ray Charles, Billy Preston and Barry Finnerty.
 
Jon is a born "showman". Since 1983, he has great success with his "Jon-Hammond-Show" which became a Manhattan Cable TV favorite. It is a funky, swinging jazz instrumental revue, featuring notable international soloists.
 
Among various activities, Jon works as author: He is preparing a book titled "Late Rent - My Life In Music Business".
contact: jonhammondband@mac.com
homepage: www.HammondCast.com
on tour Click on the logo to see Jon's tour dates.

 

Discography
Late Rent
Hot Wire Records HOT9021C
recorded 1981/1983/1987/1989/1994/1995 at various locations
Jon Hammond, B3 organ, XB2 organ, keyboards, guitar
Ray Grappone, drums
Todd Anderson, tenor sax
Barry Finnerty, guitar
Steve Ferrone, drums
Bernard Purdie, drums
Alex Foster, tenor sax
Chuggy Carter, percussion
Dave Danza, drums
Graham Hawthorne, drums
James Preston, drums
Hammond's Bolero
HBF0103
recorded 2003 in New York/USA
Jon Hammond, Hammond organ, accordion
Ronnie Smith, drums
Alex Budman, sax
Joe Berger, guitar
Late Rent
Ham-Berger-Friz Records HBF 0105
recorded 1981/1983/1987/1989/1994/1995 at various locations
reissue of 1996 release
Jon Hammond, B3 organ, XB2 organ, keyboards, guitar
Steve Ferrone, drums
Todd Anderson, tenor sax
Barry Finnerty, guitar
Ray Grappone, drums
Bernard Purdie, drums
Alex Foster, tenor sax
Chuggy Carter, percussion
Dave Danza, drums
Graham Hawthorne, drums
James Preston, drums
The NDR Sessions
Ham-Berger-Friz Records HBF 0106
recorded 2006 in Hamburg/Germany
Jon Hammond, Hammond XK3 organ, accordion
Lutz Buchner, saxes
Heinz Lichius, drums
Joe Gallardo, trombone

 
Videos
Live At Jazzkeller Hofheim/Germany
recorded April 2005 in Hofheim/Germany
Jon Hammond, organ
Joe Berger, guitar
Kevin Mauder, tenor sax
Heinz Lichius, drums

 
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YouTube videos
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