Born: April 10, 1971
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 soulfulness that he brought to bear on the hulking Hammond B-3 organ which belied his young age but spoke of his deep Philly roots under the tutelage of his father, Papa John DeFrancesco, a B-3 burner in his own right. Through the 1990s, Joey was widely recognized as spearheading a renewed interested in the Hammond organ, an instrument that had fallen out of favor among musicians and the public since its golden period during the 1960s and early 70s....
AwardsGrammy Nominee DownBeat Critics Poll- 2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2012,20013 DownBeat Readers Poll- 2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013
One for RudyHighNote Records
Wonderful! Wonderful!HighNote Records
Never Can Say Goodbye: The Music of Michael JacksonHighNote Records
One Take: Volume FourAlma Records
One Take, Volume FourAlma Records
Joey D!HighNote Records
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New York Beat
- One for Rudy by Jack Bowers
- Wonderful! Wonderful! by C. Michael Bailey
- Wonderful! Wonderful! by Dan Bilawsky
The Mort Report
- 40 by Jack Bowers