About Joey DeFrancesco
Born into a musical family in Philadelphia, Joey DeFrancesco became an early force on the Hammond B-3 organ. Before he was even in his teens, DeFrancesco sat in with jazz organ icons Richard "Groove" Holmes and Jack McDuff. He then established himself in bands led by Miles Davis and John McLaughlin before going solo. While the classic soul jazz sound would appear to be his bread and butter, bebop, fusion, and even old-school sentimental Italian pop songs also influenced him. A Grammy-nominated artist for such albums as 2014's Enjoy the View and 2017's Project Freedom, DeFrancesco is also a much sought-after sideman and soloist.
BORNApril 10, 1971