Sunday, September 18, 2011

Hip Garden Party Photos With Mayor Nora Davis In Big Daddy's Complete Rejuvenating Community Garden by Jon Hammond

Hip Garden Party Photos With Mayor Nora Davis In Big Daddy's Complete Rejuvenating Community Garden by Jon Hammond
*Note: Jon Hammond says: Re-elect Mayor Nora Davis now running for Emeryville City Council - JH You've seen this place if you've driven down the MacArthur i580 Freeway, Big Daddy's Complete Rejuvenating Community Garden *Story: Art-filled community garden a fitting legacy By Joe Eaton and Ron Sullivan In Big Daddy's Complete Rejuvenating Community Garden, art, flowers and vegetables flourish atop an unlikely sliver of asphalt wedged between MacArthur Boulevard and Interstate 580 in Emeryville. The eponymous Big Daddy, local artist Vickie Jo Sowell told us, is the late Mr. Green, who ran a detail shop, car wash and gas station on the Peralta Street lot. He was a minister - so dignified she remembers him by his honorific, not his first name - and a neighborhood guardian angel when she moved there in the 1980s. After his passing, a grandson continued the business, but a fire destroyed the buildings and the lot lay empty until 2002, when Sowell approached the city of Emeryville about reclaiming it as gardening space. Now the city leases the lot from Mr. Green's landlord for $250 every three years. Each of 20 participating families pays $35 a year for water. Cont... *Link: Vickie Jo Sowell Community and Residential Garden Artworks Big Daddy's Complete Rejuvenating Community Garden
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Jon Hammond at the wheel of Albany Police Cruiser special thanks Albany P.D.
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Cutting of The Ribbon with the famous giant scissors Bob Canter of Emeryville Chamber of Commerce always brings, L to R: Ruth Atkin, Mayor Nora Davis, Kurt Brinkman, Jennifer West, Ken Bukowski
Bob Canter Emeryville Chamber of Commerce at the microphone:
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Photos by Dr. Nader Shabahangi of Jon Hammond Trio Concert in AgeSong Emeryville California

L to R: Jack Dorsey - drums, Jim Grantham - tenor sax, Jon Hammond - Sk1 Hammond Organ

Special Thanks Lisa Uyder, Dr. Nader Shabahangi, Hammond Suzuki Musical Instruments

Ribbon Cutting ceremony at AgeSong's Treff Cafe, Mayor Nora Davis with giant scissors along with Dr. Nader Shabahangi, Lisa Uyder and AgeSong Bayside Park Team, Emeryville Chamber of Commerce, photo by Jon Hammond

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JON HAMMOND Instruments: Organ, Accordion, Piano, Guitar Attended: Berklee College of Music 1974, City College San Francisco Languages: English, German Musician: Jon Hammond is one of the premier B3 PLAYERS in the world. Jon has played professionally since age 12. Beginning as a solo accordionist, he later played Hammond B3 organ in a number of important San Francisco bands. His all original group HADES opened shows for Tower of Power, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Michael Bloomfield. Eddie Money and Barry Finnerty became musical associates. Moving East he attended Berklee College of Music and played venues as diverse as Boston's "Combat Zone" in the striptease clubs during the '70's and the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod, where he was house organist and developed a lasting friendship with House Speaker Tip O'Neill. He also toured the Northeast and Canada with the successful show revue "Easy Living", and continued his appearances at nightclubs in Boston and New York. Subsequently Hammond lived and traveled in Europe, where he has an enthusiastic following. TV/Video Producer: In 1981 Jon formed BackBeat Productions. Keys To Happiness Excelsior Accordions Hand Built in Castelfidardo Italy - USA Artist Jon Hammond Jon Hammond USA Excelsior Accordion Artist
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Jon Hammond with Marco Galeazzi and Jon's new custom built Excelsior Continental model AC/R electric accordion with Sennheiser pickups
Jon Hammond playing his Excelsior accordion at top of Nob Hill in San Francisco California
Jon Hammond onstage Shoreline Amphitheatre playing Excelsior accordion on his band at New Orleans by The Bay Food and Music Festival Bill Graham Presents
L to R: Massimo Pigini, Jon Hammond, Federico Pigini at Musikmesse Frankfurt Germany
Jon Hammond custom built Excelsior AC/R electric accodion

No X-Cess Baggage Sk1 Blues - Sk1 Theme Song - World's First Road Test of ultra-portable Hammond Sk1 with Jon Hammond Band in Germany at Jon's annual Musikmesse-Session in Jazzkeller Hofheim April 8, 2011 Special Thanks Suzuki Musical Instruments, Bernie Capicchiano, Malc Deakin Hammond Suzuki UK Europe, Michael Falkenstein Hammond Suzuki Germany, camera: Jennifer
Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Gulino drums, Peter Klohmann tenor sax, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond Stage Keyboard
Sk1 Sk2 Hammond Suzuki Musikmesse Blues Organ Hofheim Hamamatsu Japan

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