Jorma Kaukonen

Prepare for Takeoff: Fuzek interviews Jorma Kaukonen of The Jefferson Airplane

Okee dokee folks… The Jefferson Airplane was one of the best bands to come from the Summer Of Love/Woodstock era. Though they are down to three surviving members, you still have the chance to see two of them in concert. Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady formed Hot Tuna in 1969 as a side project while they were still members of The Airplane. Hot Tuna has had many members, including Airplane bandmates, but Jorma and Jack have always been the core. Kaukonen and Casady will bring acoustic Hot Tuna to the Narrows in Fall River on April 23. I spoke with Jorma Kaukonen and you can read that conservation below:

Jefferson Airplane's Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen on 'Band Uniforms'

‘Imagine us dressed up like the Beau Brummels’. Jack Casady and Jorma KaukonenErik Kabik Photography / Media Punch / Publicity Photo. Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady are among the 90 musicians and crew members interviewed in the new bookFillmore East: The Venue That Changed Rock Music Forever. In this excerpt Casady and Kaukonen, who played Fillmore East with Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, discuss the outsized presence of impresario Bill Graham.
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Happy Birthday Jorma Kaukonen: Jamming With Jerry Garcia In 1969

Jefferson Airplane guitarist Jorma Kaukonen celebrates his 81st birthday today. Kaukonen’s charismatic, blues-based electric guitar style was a key component of the mid-1960s Bay Area psychedelic rock movement. As part of that counterculture community centered in San Francisco, Kaukonen – who formed Hot Tuna with Airplane bassist Jack Casady...

Jackson Browne and Jorma Kaukonen Bring Together All-Stars for ‘The Capitol Sessions’ (A Gallery)

On Friday, The Capitol Theatre welcomed all-star performers for ‘The Capitol Sessions: Songs from a Rock Palace That Impacted the World’ in Port Chester, N.Y. The performance benefited the voter registration organization HeadCount, and featured Jackson Browne, Jorma Kaukonen, Grahame Lesh, Amy Helm, Eric Krasno, Connor Kennedy, Teresa Williams, Larry Campbell, James Casey, Lisa Fischer, Adam Minkoff, Karina Rykman, and Marco Benevento.

For Hot Tuna’s Jack Casady, knowing what Jorma Kaukonen will play next is “the most horrific situation I could imagine”

The burning core of Hot Tuna’s 50 years of touring, recording, and constant improvisation is a lifelong friendship. “A student once said to me, you know what, you guys have played so long together – of course, we've been playing together since junior high school in 1957 – you must know what the other guy's going to play. And you know, my answer to that is, that would be the most horrific situation I could imagine,” said Hot Tuna bassist Jack Casady.

The Capitol Theatre Presents Jackson Browne, Jorma Kaukonen And Other Artists to Headline 'Headcount' Benefit

The Capitol Theatre hosts The Capitol Sessions: a benefit concert for Headcount on December 17. The historic Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY is gearing up to host a benefit concert for Headcount titled; "The Capitol Sessions: Songs From a Rock Palace That Impacted The World" featuring major headliners Jackson Browne and co-founder of Hot Tuna fame and former member of Jefferson Airplane; Jorma Kaukonen along with a myriad of rock and roll icons to benefit the non-partisan voters' rights group; Headcount on December 17.

Jackson Browne, Jorma Kaukonen, More to Headline Headcount Benefit

Jackson Browne and Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna cofounder Jorma Kaukonen will headline a star-packed lineup of artists at a benefit for the non-partisan voters’ rights non-profit Headcount, to be held at the historic Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, N.Y. on December 17. Titled “The Capitol Sessions: Songs from a Rock Palace That Impacted the World,” the concert also features Marco Benevento, James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band), Lisa Fischer (Luther Vandross, the Rolling Stones), Amy Helm (Levon Helm), Connor Kennedy (Steely Dan, Amy Helm), Eric Krasno (Soulive, Lettuce), Tony Leone (Levon Helm, Chris Robinson Brotherhood), Grahame Lesh (Phil Lesh & Friends), Adam Minkoff...

The Capitol Sessions Reveals All-Star Jam Lineup: Jackson Browne, Jorma Kaukonen, More

On Friday, December 17th, Dayglo and RWE will present The Capitol Sessions: Songs from a Rock Palace That Impacted the World. The one-night-only event will see an eclectic lineup of musicians pay homage to The Capitol Theatre‘s halcyon days and the rock ‘n’ roll royalty that graced its stage in Port Chester, NY.