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Tony Monaco

Tony Monaco is a leader in a modest revival of the Hammond B3 organ in jazz. As he has been with so many fledgling jazz organists, Jimmy Smith played a significant role in attracting Monaco to jazz and retaining his interest in the music. Monaco was 12 years old when he first heard Smith and, as a 16th birthday present, got a phone call from the organ giant. The culmination of this association came when Smith invited the young performer to join him at Smith's club. Monaco has also been fortunate to spend time with other jazz organ masters, including Hank Marr and Dr. Lonnie Smith. He started subbing for players, like Marr, in and around Columbus, OH, when he was just 16. Monaco has also been helped along by one of his peers, Joey DeFrancesco, who produced Monaco's first album, Burnin' Grooves, and joined the session on piano. Monaco added horns to his second album, Master Chops T, released in 2002, giving the Hammond organ player much more flexibility to the arrangements. It also allowed him to take full advantage of the rhythmic invention the electric organ allows its players to engage in. A live follow-up, Intimately Live, followed later that year. In addition to his albums as leader, Monaco has recorded with Eric Neymeyer and neo-bop guitarist Mark Elf. Monaco doesn't rely entirely on his jazz work to support his family. He and his brother run and own a concrete construction business. When not performing or building, Monaco listens to other masters of the organ, including Smith, Richard "Groove" Holmes, and Larry Goldings. ~ Dave Nathan, Rovi
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phillaz333
Saw Tony at the Stanford Jazz Festival last summer. Tremendous groove - had the whole place rockin'. Best act of the entire festival.

Phil Laz
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Saw Tony at Comfest, and it was awesome.
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Tony came and played at the 2013 Detroit Jazz Festival, and I was blown away. It was one of the best performances I've been to.
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First time I saw Tony here in Columbus he was filling in for Dave with HooDoo Soul Band. His B3 playing coupled with HDSB funky, rock and blues was amazing. His B3 that night tranformed HDSB to a whole other level. So lucky to have in in CBUS
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Tony Monaco, a killer player and a great guy.Met him once,playin' cat and a winner when the cards are down and your ill. He came came back with killer grooves. JB saxIII Underated player
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geraldbulvi2
toe tapping music
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he can play.
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tmarty8
I saw Pat Martino with Joey D. and with Tony Monaco. They're both phenomenal players. I would give Joey the slight edge...but it's close! You catch either one at a show, and you're gonna have a great time!
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Just love that B3 sound.
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carlpruess1
Awsome! Could listen 24/7 & love every minute.
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Saw him with Pat Martino at Yoshi's in San Francisco the other night. Tony was quite simply PHENOMENAL. Every bit the equal of Joey D. and all the other GREAT organists out there right now...!
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just a super organist. hope he sticks to the mighty b3.
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tony tone tone. hotchacha
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nothing like a B3 too make your speakers jump !
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artpazz
caught tony at a jazz festival in columbus ohio his guest was the great kevin mahogany great show
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Luv the Hammond B3-SOUND! As a drummer love to jam with this sound.
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Great stuff! Damn this is smooth.

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