B3 ORGAN FESTIVAL – That is going to be a lot of stops and drawbars. Most likely the B3 Organ Festival, held from September 20-23 in San Francisco, sets a Guiness World Record. But importantly, the festival, programmed by radio host and long-time ambassador of organ jazz Pete “Doodlin’ Lounge” Fallico as part of the SF Jazz Festival, offers a rich array of Hammond grooves. On the bill are heroes of the Hammond B3 organ Lonnie Smith, Reuben Wilson, Chester Thompson, Ronnie Foster and Joey DeFrancesco, as well as new stars and up-and-coming acts as Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, Howard Wiley & Extra Nappy and Tammy Hall. A big treat for lovers of organ jazz, the genre that keeps building on the tradition and innovations of the church, Wild Bill Davis, Jimmy Smith, Larry Young and others.
Visit the B3 Organ Festival on September 20-23 at SF Jazz Center, 201 Franklin Street, San Francisco. Tickets available here.