Joey DeFrancesco

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The JazzTimes Superband (L to R): Dennis Chambers, Bob Berg, Randy Brecker, Joey DeFrancesco
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Joey DeFrancesco and David Sanborn in performance at Jazz at the Bistro
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Joey DeFrancesco at Redding's in Atlantic City
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Joey DeFrancesco at Redding's in Atlantic City
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Joey DeFrancesco, Carl Redding, Geri Taber and Joe Donofrio at Redding's in Atlantic City
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Joey DeFrancesco and Carl Redding at Redding's in Atlantic City
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Joey DeFrancesco performing during the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival
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Joey DeFrancesco comes from a musical family. His Grandfather Joseph DeFrancesco (his name sake) was a reed man. And of course his father "Papa" John DeFrancesco is a fine jazz organist in his own right. At the age of 4 Joey began taking a strong interest in the organ. By the time he was five, he was playing Jimmy Smith songs verbatim. As the years went on his interest and love for the organ and music grew stronger. From the ages of 5-10 his father would bring him to his own gigs and let him sit in. At 10 years of age he began to play in a Band in Philadelphia, which featured legendary players Hank Mobley on Tenor Saxophone, and "Philly" Joe Jones on the Drums. At 16 he signed an exclusive recording contract with Columbia Records, releasing his first record "All Of Me" at 17. This record was single handedly responsible for the great resurgence of the Hammond sound in popular music. Also in his 17th year he was called on by the great Miles Davis to join his band, and toured all over Europe. It was at that time that Joey, inspired by Miles’s sound, picked up the trumpet & started playing. To this day, Joey continues to play the trumpet, very similar to the style of Miles. At 18, Joey began touring with his own quartet. At 22, John McLaughlin called him along with drummer Dennis Chambers, to form the group the "Free Spirits". This band toured extensively for 4 years. Joey has been around the world and back dozens of times with his own trio, but also playing and recording with some of the greatest musicians in the world such as, Ray Charles, Bette Midler, David Sanborn, Arturo Sandoval, Frank Wess, Benny Golson, James Moody, Steve Gadd, Elvin Jones, Jimmy Cobb, George Benson, John Scofield, Joe Lovano, and many more. He has won the Down Beat Critics and Readers poll ever year since 2002, as well as Jazz Journalist award, and countless others. In 2004 Joey was nominated for a Grammy for his record "Falling In Love Again", and again in 2010 for his release titled “Never Can Say Goodbye”. Currently, Joey continues to tour with his own group, and tours with David Sanborn. Joey has played a key role in the development of his signature model organ, called Numa, by Studiologic.

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01/06/14    Albums    By Owen Cordle

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Joey DeFrancesco: Playing By Ear and Heart

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Wonderful! Wonderful!
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08/08/12    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

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11/21/11    Albums    By Owen Cordle

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03/02/11    News    By Lee Mergner

Festival Preview: Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest

March 2011    Albums    By Bill Meredith

Live at Voce
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02/13/11    Concerts    By Karen Brundage-Johnson, PhD.

Joey DeFrancesco Trio: Cookin’ in AC

08/20/10    Concerts    By Terry Perkins

David Sanborn at Jazz at the Bistro in St. Louis

01/08/10    News    By Lee Mergner

New Album and Tour By David Sanborn

May 2009    Albums    By A.D. Amorosi

Big Shot
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March 2009    Farewells    By Joey DeFrancesco

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December 2008    Albums    By William Ruhlmann

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May 2007    Albums    By Will Smith

Live: The Authorized Bootleg
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May 2006    Albums    By Mike Shanley

Organic Vibes
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May 2006    Albums    By Mike Shanley

Organic Vibes
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March 2006    Farewells    By Joey DeFrancesco

Jimmy Smith

December 2005    Big Bands    By David Franklin

Vibrant Tones
City Rhythm Orchestra with Special Guest Joey De Francesco

December 2005    Big Bands    By David Franklin

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06/14/05    Concerts    By Chris Walker

Playboy Jazz Festival 2005

May 2005    Albums    By Bill Milkowski

Legacy
Joey DeFrancesco with Jimmy Smith

May 2005    Albums    By Bill Milkowski

Legacy
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May 2004    Albums    By Harvey Siders

Plays Sinatra His Way
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September 2003    Features    By Geraldine Wyckoff

Joey DeFrancesco: Philadelphia Flyer

October 2002    Albums    By Owen Cordle

The Philadelphia Connection
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May 2002    Organics    By Bill Milkowski

Singin' and Swingin'
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12/03/01    Concerts    By Bill Milkowski

Jammin' on the Hammond: An Organ Summit

December 2000    Albums    By Owen Cordle

Incredible!
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June 2000    Features    By Greg Robinson

Unity: JazzTimes Superband

May 2000    Albums    By Tom Terrell

Joey DeFrancesco's Goodfellas
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March 2000    Albums    By Sid Gribetz

The Champ
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May 1998    Albums    By Bill Bennett

All in the Family
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All in the Family

HighNote Records
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The Champ

HighNote Records
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Joey DeFrancesco's Goodfellas

Concord Jazz
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Incredible!

Concord Records
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Singin' and Swingin'

Concord Records
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The Philadelphia Connection

HighNote Records
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Ballads and Blues

Concord Records

Falling in Love Again

Concord Records
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Plays Sinatra His Way

HighNote Records

You Must Believe in Swing

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Legacy

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Legacy

Concord Records
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Vibrant Tones

Limehouse
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Organic Vibes

Concord Records
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Live: The Authorized Bootleg

Concord Records
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Joey D!

HighNote Records
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