Duke Jazz Ensemble with Joey DeFrancesco, jazz organ
Jazz organist Joey DeFrancesco has recorded and/or toured with his own groups as well as numerous renowned artists, including Ray Charles, Diana Krall, Nancy Wilson, George Benson, James Moody, John Scofield, Bobby Hutcherson, Jimmy Cobb, John McLaughlin, Larry Coryell, David Sanborn and many more. A three time Grammy® Award-nominee with more than 30 recordings as a leader under his belt, he has received countless Jazz Journalist Association awards and other accolades worldwide, including being inducted into the inaugural Hammond Organ Hall of Fame in 2014 and the Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame in 2016. DeFrancesco has topped the Critics Polls in DownBeat Magazine eleven times over the past fifteen years and the Readers Polls every year since 2005. "He has dominated the instrument and the field as no one of his generation has." - Chicago Tribune. John Brown directs the Duke Jazz Ensemble.