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    On Air with Jazzbo Collins and Yoshi's Jon Hammond Band Feb. 9, 1994


    *Note: Yoshi's didn't have any decent lights in those days! Jon Hammond -- On Air with Jazzbo Collins and Yoshi's Jon Hammond Band Feb. 9, 1994 - Preston pretty much kicked ass on this gig! -- Oakland CA -- original Yoshi's Oakland Gig Feb. 9th 1994, just after being on-the-air with Al "Jazzbo" Collins - watching the film now, sounds real good - Jon Hammond / Jon Hammond Band (quartet) - thanks Jason Olaine for the hit - James Preston drums (R.I.P.) Bennett Friedman tenor, Barry Finnerty gtr., Jon Hammond Organ Group http://www.jonhammondband.com all original music ©JON HAMMOND International Member ASCAP - AFM Local 6 - Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM

    *Note: Broadcasting Legend Al Jazzbeaux Collins opens this film at KCSM 91.1FM, greatly missed!! - Jon Hammond Organ Group​ - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_%22Jazzbo%22_Collins

    Albert Richard "Jazzbo" Collins (January 4, 1919 – September 30, 1997) was an American disc jockey, radio personality and recording artist who was briefly the host of NBC television's Tonight show in 1957.

    Al "Jazzbo" Collins

    Al "Jazzbeaux" Collins

    Born Albert Richard Collins

    January 4, 1919

    Rochester, New York

    Died September 30, 1997 (aged 78)

    Marin County, California

    Born in Rochester, New York in 1919,[1] Collins grew up on Long Island, New York. In 1941, while attending the University of Miami in Florida, he substituted as the announcer on his English teacher's campus radio program, and decided he wanted to be in radio. Collins began his professional career as the disc jockey at a bluegrass station in Logan, West Virginia; by 1943, he was at WKPA in Pittsburgh, moving in 1945 to WIND in Chicago and in 1946 to Salt Lake City's KNAK. In 1950, he relocated to New York

    After a stint in New York and WNEW (1981), Jazzbo was back in San Francisco at KSFO (1983) and KFRC (1986). Then came one more run at WNEW (1986–90), then KAPX (Marin County, California) in 1990, and finally a weekly jazz show at KCSM (College of San Mateo, California) from 1993 to his death.


    Al Collins died on September 30, 1997, at the age of 78, from pancreatic cancer.

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