A Tribute to one of the greatest Jazz organist in our history ! The Legendary jazz artist Doug Carn will create the magic and spirit of the late and great organ king Mr.Jimmy Smith !
Organist Doug Carn celebrates Organist Jimmy Smith’s Birthday. It is said the late Jimmy Smith brought the organ into the jazz scene. Keyboard master Doug Carn will bring Jimmy's music to our ears.
7:30PM and 10:00PM Tickets: $20
For tickets, contact the Philadelphia Clef Club
Phone: (215) 893-9912
About Doug Carn
In a career dating back to the 1960s, keyboard master Doug Carn has released eight solo albums and played alongside such artists as Stanley Turrentine, Shirley Horn, Melvin Van Peebles, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Nat Adderley, as well as appearing more recently on albums by Cindy Blackman and Wallace Roney. His early recordings on the Black Jazz label combined “a looser feel with a political mood that emphasized peace, love, and independence,” according to the website jazzwax.com. Born in New York City, raised in St. Augustine, Florida, Doug played organ in church, graduated as valedictorian of his high school class, and studied oboe at Jacksonville State, where he later taught for many years. Downbeat Magazine praised his composing and arranging as well as his playing, declaring that the “most attractive component of the group’s music” is Doug’s “deft orchestrations, which give it a much larger sound than its instrumentation would suggest.”
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About Jimmy Smith
Before Mr. Smith discovered the Hammond B3 in 1951, the organ got little respect from jazz artists, despite Fats Waller's virtuosity with the instrument. Fusing blues, R&B and gospel, Mr. Smith took the instrument where it had never gone before. As one reviewer said, he "turned the organ into almost an ensemble itself."