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Primary Instrument: Organ, Hammond B3

Born: May 25, 1977    

Organissimo

Organist Jim Alfredson and guitarist Joe Gloss originally met at Michigan State University in 1997. Together they co-lead various groups before meeting drummer Randy Marsh in the fall of 2000. His experience and leadership served as the last piece of the puzzle and organissimo was born. In the several years since, organissimo has quickly become one of the premiere organ-based trios of the greater midwest.

organissimo's goal is to extend the tradition of the classic organ-led combos of the 1960s into the modern age. Buildling upon the great foundation laid by the past masters, but incorporating modern elements, organissimo's focus is on original material and cultivating a unique group sound. All three members contribute equally and bring their diverse musical tastes to the band, producing a multi-layered whole....
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Awards

- 2003 WYCE Jammie Award for Best Jazz Album "Waiting For The Boogaloo Sisters..." - 2003 Best Releases of 2003 by Jim Wilke's Jazz After Hours Program (syndicated on 60 stations nationwide). - 2005 WYCE Jammie Awards for Best Jazz Album and Album of the Year "This Is The Place" - 2005 Best Releases of 2005 by Jim Wilke 's Jazz After Hours program in Seattle (syndicated on over 60 NPR stations nationwide), WHRV in Virginia Beach, WBEZ in Chicago, WVIA-FM in Pittston PA, WBLV Blue Lake Public Radio, WLNZ in Lansing, WEMU in Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti, KXJS in Sacramento, WYCE in Grand Rapids, Jazz 90.1 in Rochester NY, Real Detroit Weekly Magazine, the Detroit Metro Times, and the Lansing City Pulse - 2005 Detroit Music Award nominee for Best Jazz Album
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    Alive & Kickin'

    Big O Records
    2010
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    Groovadelphia

    Big O Records
    2009
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    This Is The Place

    Big O Records
    2005
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    Waiting For The Boogaloo Sisters

    PKO Records
    2003

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Alive & Kickin'

Big O Records (2010)

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”While this band is more than willing to play funk like any organ trio should, it's willing to do it quietly, sneakily getting feet to start tapping instead of hitting you over the head with one chord vamps meant strictly for the dance floor. It's also willing to switch gears fairly regularly, keeping the listener engaged with dynamic shifts, subtle tempo changes and interesting harmonic ideas thrown into the stew as well.” ~ Chicago Jazz Magazine, Nov. 2005

“organissimo invigorate[s] the organ trio tradition with fresh takes on the genre... eclectic... classic... inventive.....

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Hammond XK3 / XK System, Leslie 3300, Yamaha Motif ES Rack, Moog Voyager Signature Edition, Stromberg Monterey & Wechter Pathmaker guitars
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