Joey DeFrancesco Trio

“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


  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!

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