Joey DeFrancesco Trio: Home for the Holidays

Joey DeFrancesco credit Tracy KetcherSponsored by Jon & Barbara Topp

“…ranging from sublime to positively pyrotechnic… the best B3 player on the planet” Jazz Times

Joey DeFrancesco celebrates the festive season performing live with trio members Jeffrey Parker, George Fludas in support of his latest release, Home for the Holidays. The Hammond organ may be the instrument best suited to holiday themed music. It produces a gloriously warm, rich, and full-bodied sound — the aural equivalent of a hug from Santa Claus! Place that instrument in the hands of a genuine virtuoso, along with a carefully chosen selection of favorite holiday songs and Christmas carols, and you have the recipe for an instant classic.

Joey D Holiday Cover 72dpi

Not much in jazz combines the churchy moan and shaking hip like a Hammond B-3 organ, and Joey DeFrancesco is one of its modern masters. Playing with Hank Mobley and “Philly” Joe Jones at just 10 years old, and joining Miles Davis’s band at 17, DeFrancesco has had a storied career that has seen him travel the world with some of the greatest musicians of all-time, leading to the resurgence of the organ in jazz today. Both a top-flight organist and an accomplished trumpeter, he has won a raft of awards from both jazz critics and listeners alike, and has been nominated for two Grammy Awards. DeFrancesco embellishes his swingin’, old-school organ with his own ferocious sound.

style: straight-ahead/soul jazz / holiday

If you like Joey DeFrancesco, check out these artists:
Joe Sample, Benny Green Trio, Dr. Lonnie Smith & Lionel Loueke


  1. Mark Wilson
    Posted October 29, 2012 at 8:30 am | Permalink

    Is there any group discount for the Nov. 14 7:30 performance by joey Defrancesco? I would have a group of 6 or more. Do you reserve tables? My friend is turning 90 and I would like to make it very special for him.


  2. Posted October 29, 2012 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    Hi Mark, We don’t offer discounts for groups under 20, but we do have reserved seating. You can call Daniel in our box office at 314.289.4030 to pick out and purchase tickets. I hope you can come celebrate at the Bistro!

  3. Bruce Hibbett
    Posted November 10, 2012 at 11:04 pm | Permalink

    Who is playing with Joey Defrancesco when he comes to the bistro? I saw a you tube video with a drummer and Frank Vignola. Any chance that is the line up? Thanks, Bruce

  4. Posted November 13, 2012 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    Paul Bollenback – guitar
    Jeremy Thomas – drums

    That lineup with Frank Vignola sounds intriguing…maybe next time!

  5. Joan Standberry
    Posted December 1, 2014 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    Do you have valet parking?

  6. Posted December 1, 2014 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    Hi Joan,
    Yes, we have valet parking for all Jazz at the Bistro performances except Sunday brunch.

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