Joey DeFrancesco

Joey DeFrancesco



Joey DeFrancesco (born April 10, 1971) is an American jazz organist, trumpeter, and vocalist.[4] He is a Grammy-nominated artist who has released more than 30 albums, including recordings with Miles Davis and Jimmy Smith.[5] DeFrancesco signed his first record deal at the age of 16 and has played internationally with musicians that include David Sanborn, Arturo Sandoval, Larry Coryell, Frank Wess, John McLaughlin, Benny Golson, James Moody, Steve Gadd, Danny Gatton, Elvin Jones, Jimmy Cobb, George Benson, Pat Martino, John Scofield, Joe Lovano, and recorded with musicians that included Ray Charles and Bette Midler.[6][7][8]



Project Freedom
Project Freedom is an album by musical artist Joey DeFrancesco, released on March 10, 2017.
So Near, So Far- Single
So Near, So Far- Single is a song by musical artist Joey DeFrancesco, released on February 6, 2017.
Better Than Yesterday
Better Than Yesterday is a song by musical artist Joey DeFrancesco, released on January 9, 2017.
Never Can Say Goodbye: The Music of Michael Jackson
Never Can Say Goodbye: The Music of Michael Jackson is an album by jazz organist Joey DeFrancesco, a tribute to deceased entertainer Michael Jackson.

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Ticket alert: Randy Houser, Flo Rida, "Waitress," and the Killers and more
  –  August 10, 2017
$20-$25. … “Brain Candy” Live, Dec. 3 at the Orpheum. $39.50-$76.50. … Joey DeFrancesco, Dec. 6 at the Dakota. $20-$40. … $uicideboy$, Dec. 13 at Myth. $27.50-$101. … Whiskey Myers, Dec. 15 at the Cabooze in Mpls. $17.50-$20.
For Downtown Boys, The Political is Personal
  –  August 9, 2017
“It was written over the course of the end of the Obama administration and into the election season, and then recorded right as the Trump administration was coming in with all those political crazies,” says guitarist Joey DeFrancesco. “But we’ve ...
Downtown Boys, Providence's Radical Rockers, Come Of Age Under Trump
  –  August 9, 2017
Mary Regalado’s bass is barbed and imposing, while guitarist Joey DeFrancesco is at his most expressive as he toggles between warped cacophony and shimmery delirium. The group’s oft-stated admiration for Bruce Springsteen is more apparent, too ...
How the Newport Jazz Festival Reminded People to Dance
  –  August 8, 2017
Before long, McBride and Thompson started telling funny, revealing stories about going to school together at Philadelphia’s High School for the Creative and Performing Arts along with Joey DeFrancesco, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter.
Ivory Coast Independence Day, John Renbourn, LatinPlus, Afrobeat & Neo-Folk
  –  August 7, 2017
Plus music from August featured artist Poncho Sanchez (with special guest, jazz organist Joey DeFrancesco), and some classic boogaloo from Joe Cuba and Mongo Santamaria. Tony Allen, the drummer and musical director for Fela Friday, August 11 One of the ...
Downtown Boys aren’t here for your “white tears”
  –  August 7, 2017
“Recording it was a really intense time. It was right in the first weeks of the administration,” guitarist Joey DeFrancesco said in a recent phone interview. “We were kind of seeing our worst fears of what we were hearing on the campaign trail coming ...
Downtown Boys Are The Political Band That America Needs Right Now
  –  August 7, 2017
Flattering, sure, but inaccurate. “We don’t really use the word ‘punk’ because it puts us in a position where we’re required to defend or explain a term we didn’t put on ourselves,” Joey DeFrancesco, the band’s guitarist who writes most of ...
R.I. punk band Downtown Boys prepare for sophomore splash
  –  August 4, 2017
The Downtown Boys’ guitarist, Joey DeFrancesco, gave me a patient lecture over the phone when I suggested that "The Boss" had deliberately played it down the center. Belying a sensibility that filters all music through a political lens, DeFrancesco ...
Philly funk and jazz take a trip to Newport and spark a reunion ...
  –  August 3, 2017
On Friday, George Burton hits the Harbor Stage at 12:55 and Leslie Odom, Jr, star of the Broadway hit, “Hamilton” brings his jazz band to Newport’s Quad Stage at 3:25 pm, followed by Joey DeFrancesco + The People at 4:50 pm. The elder statesman ...
Five Songs Of Resistance: Guy Picciotto
  –  July 31, 2017
Elsewhere in the song, there are lyrics inspired by Assata Shakur’s “I Believe In Living,” as well as an allusion to the song “Won’t Let It Go” by guitar Joey Defrancesco’s solo project La Neve. The song has all of the explosive range ...
Joey Defrancesco & The People at Blue Note New York
  –  July 31, 2017
Add to Calendar 2017-08-01 10:30 pm 2017-08-01 Joey Defrancesco & The People at Blue Note New York JOEY DEFRANCESCO & THE PEOPLE Joey DeFrancesco's emergence in the 1980s marked the onset of a musical renaissance. Organ jazz had been a form of music that ...
Cape Breton Jazz and World Music Festival will feature Juno winners
  –  July 26, 2017
He’s a solo performer, session player, writer and educator who has performed with such people as Freddie Baker, Chet Baker, Eddie Harris, Jimmy Smith, and Joey DeFrancesco. Joe Murphy and Dan Doiron will headline the blues night on Friday, Aug. 11 at the ...
Joey DeFrancesco and Katie Thiroux Headline Chestertown Jazz Festival
  –  June 29, 2017
Get ready, jazz lovers, Chestertown’s four-day festival in September, dubbed “Jazz lives…in Kent County,” will fill the county with genuine headliners from legendary jazz organist Joey DeFrancesco (a three-time Grammy Award nominee) to rising star ...

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