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Joey DeFrancesco

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Born: 1971/04/10
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Genres: Jazz, Post Bop, Bebop, Hard Bop, Soul Jazz

Joey DeFrancesco (born April 10, 1971) is an American jazz organist, trumpeter, and vocalist. ''Down Beat's'' Critics and Readers Poll selected him as the top jazz organist every year since 2003. DeFrancesco was born in Springfield, Pennsylvania. His grandfather was multi-instrumentalist Joe DeFrancesco, of Italian descent; his father is Hammond B3 player "Papa" John DeFrancesco, who took his son to jazz clubs from the age of seven. Joey DeFrancesco started playing the piano at the age of four, switching to the B3 shortly after. By age six, he was sitting in on his father's gigs; by ten, he was playing out on his own, also sitting in with organ legends like Jack McDuff and Richard "Groove... Continue Bio >>

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