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Dr. Lonnie Smith
Organ Wizard

Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio

Chester Thompson Trio

Sep 21
Miner Auditorium
FriSep 21
7:30 PM

$30 | $50 | $70

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ABOUT DR. LONNIE SMITH
“One of the godfathers of the jazz organ” (NY Times), NEA Jazz Master Dr. Lonnie Smith is a seminal figure in the soul-jazz movement who first gained widespread attention by putting the groove into Lou Donaldson’s classic 1967 Blue Note record Alligator Boogaloo. His own classic 1960s Blue Note sessions such as Think and Turning Point showcased some of the era’s most prodigious players, including Lee Morgan, David “Fathead” Newman and Bennie Maupin, and introduced the world to a singular musician who has mined the deeply funky potential of the Hammond organ more than anyone else. He performs music from his latest Blue Note release, All In My Mind, with his longstanding trio featuring guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg and drummer Johnathan Blake.

ABOUT CHESTER THOMPSON
Chester Thompson has led a charmed musical life – writing, recording and performing for four decades with two of the legendary bands to emerge in the 1960s and 1970s, Tower of Power and Santana. Arriving in the Bay Area in 1969, Thompson released his aptly named 1971 debut, Powerhouse, on the Black Jazz label before his 10-year tenure with Tower of Power and 26 years with Santana, contributing greatly to their 1999 commercial zenith Supernatural, which sold over 30 million copies and won nine GRAMMY awards, including Album of the Year. Upon leaving the Santana fold in 2009, Thompson dove headlong back into jazz and released his second album as leader, Mixology.

Fast-fingered, ferociously swinging.

San Francisco Chronicle (on Chester Thompson)

Fast-fingered, ferociously swinging.

San Francisco Chronicle (on Chester Thompson)

Personnel

DR. LONNIE SMITH TRIO
Dr. Lonnie Smith Hammond B3 organ
Jonathan Kreisberg guitar
Johnathan Blake drums

CHESTER THOMPSON QUINTET
Chester Thompson Hammond B3 organ
other artists TBA

Just when you think you’ve heard everything that organ jazz has to offer, Dr. Lonnie Smith evolves.

The New York Times

Personnel

DR. LONNIE SMITH TRIO
Dr. Lonnie Smith Hammond B3 organ
Jonathan Kreisberg guitar
Johnathan Blake drums

CHESTER THOMPSON QUINTET
Chester Thompson Hammond B3 organ
other artists TBA

Just when you think you’ve heard everything that organ jazz has to offer, Dr. Lonnie Smith evolves.

The New York Times

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Dr. Lonnie Smith

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