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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Jazz great at Blue Wisp tonight

Cincinnati jazz fans have an opportunity to see a legend tonight on the Blue Wisp stage. Joey DeFrancesco, arguably the world’s top jazz organist, will be taking the stage for two shows: one at 7pm and another at 9:15.


When DeFrancesco was just 17 years old, he was invited to join Miles Davis’ band. He toured Europe and recorded an album with Davis. He went on to play with fusion guitar legend “Mahavishnu” John McLaughlin.


Today, DeFrancesco is constantly on the road, playing shows around 200 nights a year. He is also credited with repopularizing the Hammond B3 organ.


Tickets start at $20 to attend one show, or $30 to attend both. Each show consists of two sets. Reservations are recommended, as his last show in Cincinnati sold out, even with a huge snowstorm that day! Call 513-241-9477 for reservations.


Photo is courtesy of Flickr user lorenzofrizzera.

2 comments:

Cincinnati NAMjA said...

Too bad I will miss this one tonight.

Quim said...

Mr DeFrancesco also performed with the late guitarist, Danny Gatton (Master of the Telecaster), on a wild & wooly album aptly named Relentless.
Hope the Blue Wisp has seatbelts installed.

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