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Joey DeFrancesco

Lazaro Vega

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Since re-invigorating international interest in the sound of the Hammond organ in the 1980's, Joey Defrancesco grew from prodigy to standard bearer, and we featured a wide variety of his celebrated music (including his trumpet playing) Friday night during Jazz From Blue Lake, which you'll find here: www.bluelake.org/ondemand



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Amazingly talented organist who has not always been well-served by either the hype machine or by some his own taste/decisions.  At his best on record, he's incredible.  I've never seen him live, even though I have lived within five  miles of the Balligomingo Inn for 40 years.

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  • 2 weeks later...

He opened a concert for the Manhattan Transfer that I covered for the Grand Rapids Press -- big show, DeVos Hall. After his set he was introducing the band, finished, then someone in the crowd shouted, "Who are you?" He seemed a bit surprised, recovered, said his name and played the band off. 

With Hope College's Jazz Program now offering an Organ Major -- a degree in jazz organ -- I'm betting Joey D's going to be coming around. 

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