Annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt hosted by Jon Hammond Band will be celebrating 25 consecutive years performing in the International Musikmesse which is the biggest event in the music lights and sound Industry.
Jon Hammond is very proud to announce the line up and happy to return again to the world famous stage of Jazzkeller Frankfurt, the oldest jazz club in all of Germany. Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond organ are both from USA, known affectionately to their music friends as Ham-Berger (we're on a roll! Jon and Joe often say) long-time associates and a fixture at many trade shows, as seen on the long-running NYC based TV show "The Jon Hammond Show" now in 27th year. Tony Lakatos the great Hungarian tenor sax star from Budapest, from the famous Lakatos Family of Hungarian Gypsy music tradition going back generations. Tony is a lifetime member of the HR Hessischer Rundfunk Radio Big Band and currently playing with Herbie Hancock. Tony is an artist endorsee for P. Mauriat saxophones. Jon Hammond is extremely happy Tony will be rejoining the band in Jazzkeller, along with another long-time musical associate, Giovanni Gulino drums from Sicily Italy. Giovanni has been the house drummer for many years in Jazzkeller Frankfurt and Jazz Kneipe, he also comes from a family of musicians, his brother Sandro is an outstanding bass player. 20 years ago Jon was introduced to Tony and Giovanni by Regina Snilovic the owner of the Jazz Kneipe, which is now closed, but formerly presented live music 7 nights a week.
Tony, Giovanni and Jon were often the house band, by Jon played 207 gigs there with the boys, often joined by other well known musicians in the after hours, including: Attila Cornelius Zoller (June 13, 1927 – January 25, 1998) Jazz guitarist from Visegrád, Hungary R.I.P., Stephen Ferrone drummer of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, AWB and Eric Clapton. The music went on there often until 5AM in the morning, it was a meeting point for musicians and new arrivals to the Frankfurt scene as well as old-timers. Jazzkeller Frankfurt is a very special location and atmosphere with a very important history, a favorite of musicians and jazz fans going back to Louis Armstrong, Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, Chet Baker and many others. Jon Hammond calls Jazzkeller his "Good Luck Room" and Frankfurt his "Good Luck City". This is the place where Jon had his very first Frankfurt gigs, the 3rd of a series was a packed full house after Jon Hammond appeared on the local TV program "Hessen Report" on RTL Plus Television. Beatrix Rief moderator host of Hessen Report recommended Jon Hammond's show at the Jazzkeller and ever since a tradition has been established, Jon Hammond comes back to play there very year and will until the very end. The historic appearance on Hessen Report: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cncN3PvqcQwFirst lucky break for Jon Hammond in Frankfurt Germany appearing on Hessen Report RTL TV with big plug from moderator Beatrix Rief for upcoming shows at Jazzkeller. It was shot on a cold morning in Dec. 1991 in Venety's on Sandweg in Frankfurt. Special thanks: Beatrix Rief, Tino Pavlis, Frank Poehl http://www.HammondCast.com From the time The Jon Hammond Band hits the stage of Jazzkeller Frankfurt for sound check
a good time will be had by all! And the very next morning we'll see you on the Musikmesse bright and early for day 1 of the 2011 Musikmesse kicking off on 6th April running through the 9th. Be there...or be Square! Musikmesse Frankfurt, Wolfgang Luecke, Jazzkeller, P. Mauriat, Suzuki, Jon Hammond, XB-2, XK-1, XK-3c, B3 organ, Excelsior Accordion, Jazz, Blues, Funky, Local 802 Musicians Union, ASCAP Network, AFN Radio, Hessicher Rundfunk, Uli Olshausen, Petra Roth, Dr. Gunter Stemmler, Alex Hsieh, NDR Radio Jazz Hamburg, Knut Benzner, Sound Cops AFN TV, CNN, Rick Sanchez, Guest Anchor Anderson Cooper, 25 years http://blip.tv/file/62699 CNN Guest Anchor JON HAMMOND & ANDERSON COOPER on occasion of CNN's Twenty Fifth Anniversary Jon Hammond HammondCast KYOU Radio http://www.google.com/#hl=en&source=hp&q=Jon+Hammond+HammondCast+KYOU+Radio&btnG=Google+Search&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=Jon+Hammond+HammondCast+KYOU+Radio&gs_rfai=CBe-zGKptTJWJIIGwNJjxheIGAAAAqgQFT9AdO-Y&fp=728ef3750cf3a29c CBS Radio Network