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Joey DeFrancesco

Presented by BLU Jazz+ at BLU Jazz+, Akron OH

Nov 12 2015
Joey DeFrancesco

Three-time Grammy® nominated master jazz organist, trumpeter & vocalist returns to Akron to offer a hard-driving performance that swings straight ahead! Featuring Joey DeFrancesco, Dan Wilson, Jason Brown.

 

A prodigious talent at an early age, Joey began taking a strong interest in the organ. At sixteen he signed an exclusive recording contract with Columbia Records, releasing his first record “All Of Me” at seventeen. This record was single handedly responsible for the great resurgence of the Hammond sound in popular music. Also in his seventeenth year, he was called on by the great Miles Davis to join his band, and toured Europe. It was at that time that Joey, inspired by Miles’s sound, picked up the trumpet & started playing. At eighteen, Joey began touring with his own quartet.

At twenty-two, John McLaughlin called him along with drummer Dennis Chambers, to form the group the “Free Spirits”. This band toured extensively for four years. Joey has been around the world

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