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Joey DeFrancesco

Born: April 10, 1971    Primary Instrument: Organ, Hammond B3

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 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....
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Awards:

Grammy 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

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