Tony Monaco Trio at San Jose Jazz Winter Fest at Theatre on San Pedro Square


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organ, Hammond B3


Tony Monaco has been playing music since he was eight years old. When he was twelve, he was given a Jimmy Smith album and instantly knew that jazz organ was his calling. Influenced by Hank Marr, Don Patterson, Jimmy McGriff and Richard “Groove” Holmes, Monaco is among the hot new breed of Hammond B3 organ players on the jazz scene.

In April 2000, he met jazz organ phenomenon Joey DeFrancesco. The two became instant friends, with DeFrancesco offering to produce a CD for Monaco. The result, Burnin Grooves, sparked international attention in Monaco’s playing...
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