Joey DeFrancesco was an American jazz organist, trumpeter, saxophone, and occasional singer. He has released more than 30 albums under his own name and has recorded extensively as a side player with such renowned musicians as Miles Davis, Houston Person, and John McLaughlin.
American Jazz organist Joey Defrancesco dies at 51
Twitter and Facebook proclaim the demise of Americal multi-instrumentalist Joey Defrancesco. He has passed away due to unforeseen circumstances, and fans can’t resist recalling his remarkable contribution to the jazz world. Warren Wolf says on Twitter, “Joey DeFrancesco, Gonna miss you, my friend. Nobody played that B3 like you!” He’s even put this on his Facebook account, where others are lamenting the deceased in the comment area.
One of them wrote, “Bro … I hope I’m reading you wrong … Joey Defrancesco is gone.” Another one replied, “Wow, I truly wish this wasn’t true, but I know you wouldn’t play around like that.” Apart from all the messages and tweets offering grief to the musician, no one has actually mentioned the cause of his death. Further, the formal statement is still to be issued by the authentic sites.
Joey Defrancesco Age, Family, Early Life
Joey DeFrancesco was born on April 10, 1971 (age 51) in Springfield, Pennsylvania, the U.S. He holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. His Zodiac sign is Aries.
Joey DeFrancesco was named after his grandfather, Joseph DeFrancesco, a jazz musician who played the saxophone and clarinet. His father, “Papa” John DeFrancesco, was an organist who played nationally and received the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame’s Living Legend Award in 2013.
Joey Defrancesco Wife, What about his Relationship?
Joey DeFrancesco was survived by his wife, Gloria DeFrancesco. She is a musician herself but, most importantly, his manager. Every time reporters tried to contact Mr. DeFrancesco, they had to first deal with Mrs. DeFrancesco.
The couple was married on July 24, 2011. On the occasion of their 10-year anniversary last year, he put out a nice post for her that said, ” I’m so privileged to know and be with this incredible woman! She’s amazing in every aspect! Celebrating ten years of existence is more than nice; it’s great.
Joey Defrancesco Career, What was his profession?
Joey DeFrancesco was 16 years old when he secured an exclusive recording contract with Columbia Records. The next year he released his first record, named All of Me. His performance on All of Me has been hailed as helping bring back the organ to jazz music during the 1980s. That same year, DeFrancesco joined Miles Davis and his band on a five-week concert tour throughout Europe. He followed up by playing piano on Davis’ album Amandla, which achieved No. 1 on the Contemporary Jazz Albums chart in 1989.
DeFrancesco started playing the trumpet about the same period, inspired by the sound of Davis. DeFrancesco was originally seen by Davis during a performance on the television show called Time Out. He was performing on the set together with high school friend Christian McBride when Davis questioned the show’s presenter, “what’s your organ player’s name”, referring to DeFrancesco. DeFrancesco’s recording partnership with Columbia included the release of 5 albums. In addition to All of Me, he released Where Were You in 1990, Part III in 1991, Reboppin in 1992, and Live at the 5 Spot in 1993.
As Multi-instrumentalist, Joey DeFrancesco has been recording and performing as a jazz organist, trumpeter, saxophonist, and occasional singer. While he is best known as a jazz organist, DeFrancesco also has been providing live performances as a trumpeter, saxophone, and singer in addition to his main specialty. Joey DeFrancesco is a four-time Grammy Award-nominee, with more than 30 records as a leader.
In addition to Grammy nominations in 2004, 2010, and 2020, DeFrancesco is a 9-time winner of the Down Beat Critics Poll (organ) and has won the Down Beat Readers Poll every year since 2005. He has won a lot of JazzTimes Awards. DeFrancesco is an initial member of the Hammond Hall of Fame, admitted in 2013 together with other musicians that included Brian Auger, Billy Preston, Steve Winwood, and his mentor Jimmy Smith.
How much is Joey Defrancesco Net Worth?
American multi-instrumentalist Joey Defrancesco’s net worth is estimated at $1.5 Million.
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Which school and college did he go to?
Joey Defrancesco attended the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts. There he studied music majoring in piano and organ.
During his high school years, DeFrancesco won multiple accolades, including the Philadelphia Jazz Society McCoy Tyner Scholarship. He was a finalist in the first Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition.
Is he available on any kind of social media platform?
Joey Defrancesco is active on Instagram and Twitter. He has 47.8K+ followers on Instagram and 11.2K+ followers on Twitter.
Physical Appearance of Joey Defrancesco’s Height, Weight
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