Born: August 8 Primary Instrument: Organ, Hammond B3
Linda Dachtyl- Hammond B3 organ
Linda is a performer, composer, and music instructor at Kenyon College. Her playing experience includes jazz, blues, rock, and classical music genres.
She holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance from Capital University and a Master of Arts in Percussion Pedagogy from The Ohio State University.
Linda’s LDB3 and Friends 2006 Chicken Coup Records release,”Blue Bop” has received very favorable local and national reviews and also charted for 6 weeks on jazzweek.com in the summer of 2006.
Linda’s second release on Chicken Coup Records, “For Hep Cats” was released nationally on January 8, 2008 and achieved a chart position of No. 45 on the jazzweek.com Top 100.
In addition to her B3 quartet, she is also the leader of the “QED” jazz piano trio that works frequently in the central Ohio area.
Linda will also take calls for B3, piano, keyboard, and drumset work in jazz, blues, and rock genres on a substitute basis.
Some other artists and organizations she has performed with include:
The Johnny Mack Big Band
The Harry James Orchestra
The Benny Goodman Big Band
Honk, Wail, and Moan
Vaughn Wiester’s Famous Jazz Orchestra
The Rick Brunetto Big Band
Opera Columbus Orchestra
Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra
Columbus Light Opera
Wells Hills Orchestra
Sit ins with: Tony Monaco, Bobby Floyd, Gene Ludwig, Lincoln Berry, and the late Hank Marr.
Linda is in demand as a session artist on B3, piano, synth, or drums.
As a leader:
For Hep Cats (Chicken Coup Records) 2008 Hammond B3 organ
Blue Bop (Chicken Coup Records) 2006 Hammond B3 organ
As a sideman:
SOUL SATYR: No Slackin'! (2007) Hammond B3, grand piano, Fender Rhodes and Wurlitzer electric pianos
ELISA NICOLAS: Compass and a Pen (2007) Hammond B3, grand piano
SEAN CARNEY BAND: Life of Ease (2006) Hammond B3
AL SMYTH: Comfort Me (2006) Synthesizer
THE WALT JAMES BAND: Arrival (2003) Drums, synthesizer
Amethyst Dreams (2001) Synthesizer and percussion
Awards:Cary and Linda received the "Listen for the Jazz" award in 2006 at the Hot Times in Olde Town East Festival.
Dachtyl has a facile gift when it comes to digging deep in a genre and revealing something new
Dachtyl infuses her performance with plenty of testosterone muscle without the hard corners. She swings hard. Her drive is buoyed and propelled by drummers Jim Rupp and Cary Dachtyl, who keep the festivities moving, fast or slow.
Fritz the Night Owl:
The “LD” in LDB3 stands for Linda Dachtyl who continues the burnin’ B3 Columbus traditions set by Hank Marr, Don Patterson, and Tony Monaco (who produced the session on his newly formed Chicken Coup label).
On this debut CD, Linda and her compadres touch all the bases in the B3 bandbook: blues, ballads, bop, a bit of funk and Monk, a dash of Latin and some dreamy romance.
Linda Dachtyl is busy. The Columbus, Ohio-based adjunct instructor of both piano and percussion at Kenyon College also leads a soulful organ group, the piano jazz trio QED, and even plays drums in a rock trio (called the Walt James Band). Blue Bop (Chicken Coup Records), by LDB3 featuring Dachtyl, shows how comfortably the bluesy Hammond organ can coexist with contemporary jazz. On “Sudden Samba,” the keyboardist goes from silky accompaniment to grinding solos that blend elements of blues, R&B, and gospel.
Pete Fallico of The Doodlin' Lounge:
Linda Dachtyl plays some great Jazz Organ! I mean, she takes on the entire gamut of sounds and styles in the genre and some where along the way, manages to carve in her own moniker: LDB3... Oh, and let’s not forget her ‘Friends’ who come along for this most adventurous ride.
This debut recording on the new Chicken Coup label is truly a welcome entry into the Wild World of Jazz Organ. For you newcomers to this kind of music, please be warned that you won’t stop here! What Linda has started for you in this collection of personal favorites is only going to make you want more! At least you can say that you were baptized into Jazz Organ in grand fashion.
Linda takes us past the benches of those jazz organists who have influenced her through the years as well as those who have rocked her soul and put blues in her heart. Her sound is refreshing yet ‘old school’. It can be silky one moment and ferocious the next. One thing for sure, she gets right down to the nitty gritty from the first note on... and seems to know just which licks work best for each of these rhythmically charged pieces.
Words and phrases were bubbling up in my mind as I listened to each of these Jazz Organ Gems. It was as if a Jazz Organ glossary was compiling in my head as I heard each musical phrase and felt each down-home beat. See if this doesn’t happen to you.
"Blue Bop" - Linda Dachtyl/LDB3 Chicken Coup Records 2006
"Miss Molly"-(mellotron samples) 2009
"No Slackin" - Soul Satyr (B3/Rhodes/Wurlitzer EP/grand piano) 2007
"Life Of Ease" - Sean Carney Band (B3) 2007
"Compass and a Pen" - Elisa Nicolas (B3/grand piano) 2007
"Comfort Me" - Al Smythe- Free Beer and Chicken Coalition (organ) 2007
"Arrival" - The Walt James Band (drums) 2003
"Amethyst Dreams" (synthesizer and samplers, percussion) 2001
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Organ, Hammond B3
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
Kenyon College, adjunct instructor in jazz piano and percussion. 2002-
Ohio Wesleyan University, adjunct instructor in percussion. 1998-2002.
Ohio Wesleyan University, substitute instructor in music theory and keyboard harmony. 1998-1999.
Rates: $20 for 30 minute lessons, payable on a monthly basis.
Jazz/blues/rock studies on keyboards including improvisation, theory, and building a library of standard repertoire.
Will accept a number of intermediate-advanced students on drumset.
Available for Hammond B3 clinics, rhythm section coaching, jazz adjudicator for high school or college events.
Various state of the art digital keyboards:
Hammond XK3-C, Kurzweil, Yamaha, etc.. on synths.
Analog keys: Rhodes, Wurly, Moog, ARP
DW drums for rock
Premier drums for jazz