“The man plays the Hammond B-3 with a fluidity and ease that most organists of his generation would be hard-pressed to match.” The Chicago Tribune
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. He grew up around the instrument (his father is also a jazz organist), cut his first major-label album in his teens and has been honing his personal groove since then.
DeFrancesco has won a raft of awards from jazz critics and listeners alike and was nominated twice for a Grammy. He has played a key role in the development of his signature model organ, performing on the road with his own band as well as with iconic saxophonist David Sanborn.
Joey DeFrancesco – organ, trumpet, and vocals
Paul Bollenback – guitar
Jeremy Thomas – drums
style: straight-ahead/soul jazz