- Written by Erwin Vos (Admin)
Congratulations to Jim King of Blackburg, VA, who won the Bob Moog Foundation 2017 Minimoog Raffle!
The Bob Moog Foundation raised over $50,000 for educational and historic preservation projects. Thanks to those helping inspire future generations.
- Written by Erwin Vos (Admin)
The Bob Moog Foundation launches it's annual raffle with a very interesting peace of gear to win: a Jan Hammer Signed Vintage Minimoog Model D! You can signup for the raffle via http://moogfoundation.org/raffle-vintage-minimoog-model-d-signed-jan-hammer/. Thanks to Adrian Gilmore for the link.
Read the press release here:
Bob Moog Foundation Announces 2017 Raffle for Vintage Minimoog Synthesizer Signed by Legendary Synthesist Jan Hammer
Asheville, NC – March 01, 2017… The Bob Moog Foundation proudly announces the launch of its annual raffle for a highly coveted vintage Minimoog® Model D synthesizer. This year’s iconic instrument has been signed by legendary keyboardist Jan Hammer, known for his groundbreaking music on the 1980s TV series Miami Vice, and whose work with the Mahavishnu Orchestra helped define the Minimoog as a virtuoso performance instrument in the early 1970s.
Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Foundation’s educational and historical preservation projects. Tickets to enter the raffle are $20 each, or 6 for $100 and can be purchased through the Foundation’s website: bit.ly/2017VintageMinimoogRaffle.
The raffle, which is open internationally, closes at 11:59pm on Monday, April 3, 2017 or when all 7,500 tickets are sold, whichever comes first. The Foundation’s 2016 Minimoog raffle sold out in eight days.
The Minimoog Model D being offered, serial number 4311, was built at Moog Music’s Williamsville, NY factory in 1974, and is valued in excess of $5,000. The synthesizer is in excellent technical and physical condition and has been serviced by acclaimed restoration specialists Perfect Circuit Audio in Burbank, CA.
Jan Hammer may best be known for his definitive use of the Minimoog with Mahavishnu Orchestra in the early 1970s, and later for the music he created for 90 episodes of Miami Vice. He has also collaborated with some of the era’s most influential jazz and rock musicians, including John McLaughlin, Jeff Beck, Al Di Meola, Mick Jagger, Carlos Santana, Stanley Clarke, Tommy Bolin, Neal Schon, Steve Lukather, and Elvin Jones, among many others. He has composed and produced 14 original motion picture soundtracks, and 20 episodes of the popular British television series Chancer. He has two Grammy awards and has received worldwide recognition for his musical and compositional talents, including winning Best Lead Synthesist seven times by Keyboard Magazine, and Best Sessions Synthesist twice.
“It’s a saving grace having Jan Hammer playing the lead. He’s done more to use a small keyboard synthesizer expressively than any other one musician. There are 10,000 keyboard players breaking their fingers trying to do what he did.” – Bob Moog, Los Angeles Times, 1981
The Minimoog Model D is widely regarded as the most iconic synthesizer of all time, and was recognized as such in an international voters’ poll by SonicState.com. When released in 1970, it represented a musical and technological revolution, with its combination of portability, affordability, accessible user interface, and innovative sounds and functions. Its robust construction has allowed the instrument to withstand the test of time. Vintage Minimoog Model Ds are coveted by synthesizer enthusiasts worldwide and regularly sell on eBay for $4,000-$7,000.
- Written by Erwin
This site is all about Jan Hammer. Please use the forum to discuss his music and watch videoclips, write reviews about albums or add articles or listen to audioclips.
I'm trying to recreate the site that Martijn Kalf has been running since 2004. Whilst Martijn's site went offline in 2013 some of the content will be hard to recreate. I've been in contact with Martijn, but for now I have no access to the original content. I hope Martijn wants to contribute to this new site that continues on his work.
- Update #3: It looks like Martijn is back onboard!
- Update #2: I finally acquired the original jan-hammer.net domainname!
- Update: It looks like the old forumposts probably are gone for good. I sincerely hope that we can breath life back in to the forum. Especially you fellow musicians that want to talk about Jan's music, share your own compositions and thoughts and ofcourse the tips and tricks and howto's!
Please do keep in mind that this is a work in progress,
I hope you enjoy your stay!
If you are interested in becoming a moderator for this site, please let me know!
And don't forget to check out Jan's own site at: http://www.janhammer.com.