Friday, March 22
Tony Monaco B-3 Organ Trio
Teutonic Wine Company
3303 SE 20th Avenue
Teutonic Wine Company and the Alan Jones Academy of Music present
THE FACE OF JAZZ TO COME
featuring Tony Monaco Trio on Friday, March 22
Tony Monaco may be the best organ player you have yet to hear of flying stealth while playing arguably some of the hottest B-3 around. Mentored by the legendary Jimmy Smith in what is considered the more classic style, Monaco does not swing, smolder or smoke. “Tony Monaco burns is this most fitting!” CriticalJazz Review2012. Tony Monaco began his keyboard life at age eight. When he was twelve, his destiny as a jazz organist was sealed when he first heard Jimmy Smith. An enthusiastic student, Tony began working in Jazz clubs as a teenager in his native Columbus, Ohio, guided by local organ gurus Hank Marr and Don Patterson. Four years later, Jimmy Smith invited Tony to come play at his club in California, a peak lifetime experience for Tony.
The B-3 Organ Trio consists of Tony on keys, Alan Jones on drums and Dan Balmer on guitar.
The show begins at 7:30, $10 cover charge at the door, 21+