Musician Profile Search Results: “organ, Hammond B3”

Adrienne Hindmarsh

Singer and jazz organist Adrienne Hindmarsh is a truly unique talent on today’s music scene. With today’s musicians learning jazz within the classroom, it has become an exception rather than the rule for a musician develop and learn...

Alexandre Huber

Originally a student of classical piano playing at the Conservatory of Lausanne, Alexandre Huber developed his preference for jazz and continued his studies with pianist Franois Lindemann. Discovering the formidable use of the organ by...

Andreas Pålsson

Andreas studied percussion at the Malmö College of Music, and he is currently the principal percussionist in the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra. Andreas is an autodidact organ player that has emerged on the scandinavian jazz scene during...

AriSawkaDoria

A new die has been cast. Arisawkadoria, the newest discovery of groundbreaking label Wax Orchard and the torch bearers of Electronic Improv, have released a debut album that at once exceeds its great expectation, and even the sum of it’s...

Baby Face Willette

There is an air of mystique, an alluring attraction in jazz circles, to those highly talented musicians who shone brilliantly for a short duration, then slipped into obscurity. Jazz organist Baby Face Willette is certainly one of those...

Barbara Dennerlein

Born in Munich, Germany, in 1964, Barbara Dennerlein fell in love with the Hammond organ sound at an early age. She was eleven when the first home organ was given to her for Christmas. After only one and a half years of lessons she decided...

Big John Patton

Big John Patton was born July 12, 1935 in Kansas City, Missouri. A self-taught musician, he started playing the piano in 1948 and landed his first big gig touring with R&B sensation Lloyd Price from 1954-1959. Upon his arrival in New York,...

Bill Doggett

William Ballard Doggett was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother, a church pianist, introduced him to music when he was 9 years old. By the time he was 15, he had joined a Philadelphia area combo, playing local theaters and clubs...

Bill Heid

Bill Heid came of age in the crucible that was Pittsburgh in its jazz heyday, hanging out at legendary Hill District clubs like the Hurricane Bar and the Crawford Grill. All the jazz greats regularly played in town back in the sixties and...

Brian Auger

For over fifty years, Brian Auger has been a musician’s musician as Hammond B3 innovator, pianist, bandleader, session man and key player in the rise of jazz/rock fusion. Auger has incorporated jazz, early British pop, R&B, soul and rock...

Brian Charette

Grammy Nominated organist/pianist, Brian Charette, has established himself as a leading voice in modern Jazz. Besides being a critically acclaimed composer and band leader, he has worked with many notable artists such as Joni Mitchell,...

Brian Ho

When one thinks of the Hammond Organ, one name comes to mind - James Oscar Smith or simply, Jimmy Smith. During the 50s and 60s, he revolutionized the way the organ was played and heard. Nearly all organists of past and present are...

Bruce Katz

Bruce Katz occupies a unique space where blues, jazz, rock, soul, and the many aspects of Americana all collide into a style of original instrumental music all his own. He is as comfortable playing “soul-jazz" on the Hammond organ as...

Charles Earland

Charles Earland came into his own at the tail end of the great 1960s wave of soul-jazz organists, gaining a large following and much airplay with a series of albums for the the Prestige label. While heavily indebted to Jimmy Smith and...

Charles Kynard

Charles Kynard is an organist whose jazz-funk leanings rival his predecessors and peers, though not eclipsing them. Solid, though never flashy. He also plays electric bass. Kynard's album Reelin' With the Feelin' has been sampled and...

Charlie Wood

Charlie Wood is a talented and versatile singer, songwriter and keyboardist whose eclectic musical style ranges from blues to jazz to r&b and all points in between. Born in Memphis, TN in 1967, Charlie studied classical piano from an early...

Chris Hazelton

The first time Chris ever saw a real Hammond B-3 organ was in a dark club in Kansas City, MO called Bobby’s Hangout. After taking an interest in the sound of the instrument on some recordings, Jim Mair (his college professor) recommended...

Clayton Doley

Clayton Doley is Australia's finest Hammond organist and is quickly gaining international recognition as one of the top new players on the world stage. The 2010 release of 'Tension' by Clayton Doley's Organ Donors received glowing reviews...

Dan Fogel

Dan Fogel grew up with all the jazz organ greats. From the time he was seven years old shining shoes on the steps of the Club Harlem (across the street from “Grace's Little Belmont”) up until his first appearance with his trio, at the...

Darren Heinrich

Darren Heinrich Trio is a classic Hammond Organ combo - Organ/Guitar/Drums. The music’s emphasis is groove, with equal parts tradition and innovation. Original music by Darren forms a significant part of the bands repertoire in addition...

Dave Braham

Dave Braham plays swinging, soulful organ in the tradition of Jack McDuff, Groove Holmes and Jimmy Smith. On his first outing as a leader he shows that he is one of the most underrated and clearly one of the best jazz organists on the...

Delbert Bump

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Don Patterson

Inspired to switch from piano to organ by Jimmy Smith, Don Patterson was one of the Hammond B-3's most bop-rooted players, able to play bluesy soul-jazz grooves or break out of the pocket for some nimble, sharply defined solo lines. Though...

Dr. Lonnie Smith

Dr. Lonnie Smith is internationally known as one of the premier jazz keyboardists in the history of the idiom. A dominant talent and pace-setting proponent of the Hammond B3 Organ and widely recognized and gifted pianist, Lonnie has been...

Eddie Crocetti

Eddie Crocetti, second cousin, to Dean Martin, began his musical career playing drums and piano at his father's bar in Baltimore, Maryland. At age nine, a band performed in his father's bar and Eddie was drawn into the world of...

Eddy Louiss

Eddy Louiss was born Edouard Louise on May 2, 1941 in Paris, France. Born into a musical family, his father was a trumpet player, and he studied several musical instruments, including trumpet and piano. In his early teenage years Louiss...

Eli Sundelson

Born and raised in Berkeley, CA, Eli began his musical career playing piano in the award winning Berkeley High Jazz Ensemble. While still in high school he toured Europe to play the Umbria, Montreux And Vienne Jazz Festivals. During his...

Gary Brunotte

Organist/Pianist Gary Brunotte performs his own brand of lyrical jazz, influenced by the tradition but in his own personal voice. Born and raised in a small town in Minnesota, he remembers, “My uncle played accordion, was self-taught and...

Gary Versace

Since basing himself in New York City in June of 2002, jazz organist, pianist, and accordionist Gary Versace has quickly become one of the busiest and most versatile musicians on the scene, often featured in bands led by musicians such as...

Gene Ludwig

Some say he stole the show that night... the fella from Pittsburgh who showed up late that afternoon, missing the sound check and sort of looking like anyone's junior high math teacher as he strolled around backstage at the 1994 Newark...

George Kontrafouris

Giorgos Kontrafouris was born in Athens, Greece in 1967. He studied classical piano at the National Conservatory in Athens. At the age of 16, he turned his interest to jazz music and he followed up jazz improvised lessons with Markos...

Gerard Gibbs

Gerard William Gibbs, born November 16th 1967, has been a lover of Jazz ever since his father introduced him at the tender age of three to the music of the late Jazz organist, Richard “Groove" Holmes. At age seven, when he later had...

Greg Lewis

New York native, keyboardist Greg Lewis, a highly accomplished mainstay on the city's jazz, blues and funk scenes, who has earned a solid reputation for his versatile work around town in a vast variety of settings, steps out front for the...

Jack Maeby

Jack Maeby grew up in upstate New York, where he began playing music professionally while in high school. At age 19, he signed a recording contract with a St. Louis-based record label. After a few years of touring the South and Midwest...

Jack McDuff

Brother Jack McDuff, was one of the handful of leading exponents of the soul jazz style created on Hammond organ by Jimmy Smith in the late 1950s. The instrument at the heart of the soul jazz style was the Hammond B-3 organ, usually in the...

James Taylor Quartet

Emerging from the tragic bankruptcy of Stiff Records, James Taylor, founding member of the infamous group The Prisoners - formed The James Taylor Quartet JTQ's first single, Blow Up, was released on the Re Elect The President (Acid Jazz)...

Jared Gold

Jared Gold's recent emergence as one of New York's most in demand organists comes from years of dedication and respect to the Hammond B-3. With such influences as Larry Young, Jack McDuff, and Don Patterson, a unique philosophy based on...

Jason Yates

It might be the rich experience with other artists, it might be personal influences, or it might be an old soul, but in combination, they have led to a new collection of songs from Jason Yates that truly represent his artistic voice, a...

Jazzmatic

Jazzmatic is no stranger to Jazz Their music and concerts generate a force of energy that has amazed crowds around the world. Jazzmatic’s style includes driving basslines and funky beats that are thought provocative. This has established...

Jermaine Landsberger

Jermaine Landsberger comes from a Sinti family and has made many albums as a jazz pianist under his own name. Originally inspired by the sound of Django Reinhardt, later he focused on modern jazz and developed his own B3 tone in a...

Jimmy McGriff

Organ master Jimmy McGriff may have studied formally at Juilliard and at Philadelphia's Combe College of Music, but there's nothing fancy about his music. It's basic to the bone, always swinging and steeped in blues and gospel. McGriff's...

Jimmy Smith

Born James Oscar Smith in Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA. Smith was influenced by both gospel and blues. He first achieved prominence in the 1950s where his recordings became popular on jukeboxes before there were commonly used terms to...

Joey DeFrancesco

Joey DeFrancesco has come a long way from All of Me, his recording debut as a leader made in 1989 as a fresh-faced 17-year-old. From the get-go, the Philadelphia native established his credentials with virtuoso technique and an innate...

John Mackay

John Mackay wrote his first song at 3 years old, and began piano studies at age 6. He began his professional career at age 18, playing the Hammond B-3 organ in a number of venues, including television and radio. He studied composition and...

Johnny "Hammond" Smith

Johnny “Hammond" Smith was part of the golden age of jazz organ that flourished for about 15 years, beginning in the mid-1950s. His own record label alone, Prestige, boasted such top organists as Shirley Scott, Brother Jack McDuff,...

Jon Hammond

Jon began his musical career at age 12 in the San Francisco Bay Area playing organ and accordion in bands and solo engagements, first recording studio dates 1968 when he met Robert Moog who personally delivered the Moog III to San...

Jonathan Brady

Jonathan Brady, originally from Chesapeake Beach, Maryland has been a professional jazz organist and singer since the age of 13. Before relocating to Florida in 1982, he played for President Jimmy Carter's ignauration party at the Staler...

Keith Hollis

Los Angeles and Boston based pianist/organist/composer KEITH HOLLIS LADINSKY has recently toured Europe on Hammond organ backing Grammy Award Winner Solomon Burke . Keith as also recently performed on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Keiths...

Kenneth Clarke

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