Joey DeFrancesco

Joey DeFrancesco has single handedly brought back the popularity of the Hammond B-3, beginning in the 1990s. Joey’s soulful approach echoes his heroes of the past such as Jimmy Smith, whom he recorded with in 2005. Joey has also brought the organ style up-to-date to be played smoothly in jazz. Under Suzuki the B-3 was put back in production in 2004 and with Joey’s promotion both as an endorsee and performer the instrument is once again playing a role in modern music. The Hammond-Suzuki B-3 comes complete with digital interface, MIDI and computer compatibility.


Interview Date:
January 22, 2006
Date of Birth:
April 10, 1971
Deceased Date:
August 25, 2022
Job Title:
Musician, Keyboardist

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