- Posted March 2, 2012 by
Fort Myers, Florida
- Party Is Forbidden Here by Jon Hammond - James Preston drums feature Smiley's Bolinas
- Lew Soloff Celebration Movie Part 4 from Jon Hammond Documentiing from The House
- Funky James Preston throwback Smiley's Jon Hammond Band gig
- Part 3 Lew Soloff Celebration Movie by Jon Hammond from my chair
- Part 2 Lew Soloff Celebration Movie by Jon Hammond
Lou Colombo Movie by Jon Hammond
Jon Hammond here...I just came back from visiting my main man Lou Colombo the great trumpet player bandleader and former Pro Baseball player in Fort Myers Florida. I played on Lou's band for 2.5 years in the late 70's in house band at the Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod. Lou is going strong happy to report, playing regularly at the restaurant of his daughter Sherri and son inlaw Marc Neeley - Roadhouse Cafe during winter months and in the summer he plays at his son David's Roadhouse Cafe in Hyannis MA on Cape Cod. I schlepped my Hammond Sk1 organ all the way down there in hopes I could sit in with Lou for a couple of tunes but unfortunately that wasn't possible, however I shot some video of Lou and his fine group, so enjoy the music and personality of Lou Colombo, one of the all-time greats on his instrument!
The musicians on Lou's band here at Roadhouse Cafe are Nelson Foucht on trombone, F.L. "Woody" Brubaker piano and keyboard bass, Richard Iannuzzi drums and Gil DiBenedetto tenor saxophone and clarinet.
Plus a little bit of flashback audio from our gig in 1978 near the end some photos, old and new from just a few days ago. Enjoy folks! sincerely, Jon Hammond
*Member Local 802 and Local 6 Musicans Union, a HammondCast http://www.HammondCast.com