Joey DeFrancesco

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    Los Tigres del Norte, Joey DeFrancesco Trio, and Lollapalooza Over the Weekend

    Los Tigres del Norte @ Wild Horse Pass With a career that's spanned four decades, immensely popular norteño group Los Tigres del Norte has plenty of practice making Grammy-award winning music. So when I say last night's show was riveting, electric, compelling, or any other positive adjective I've ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    Joey DeFrancesco Was 17 When Miles Davis Asked Him To Join His Band

    Jazz organists are a unique breed, able to switch from serious to funky quite literally at the push of a button. Joey DeFrancesco has been performing since he was a child, following in the footsteps of his jazz-playing father and grandfather.

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    Stan Sorenson Trio at Sacred Grounds

    2/3 of the Stan Sorenson Trio. (Nothing says jazz like cardboard cutouts of cats.)​This is part of a series of reviews of bands who play weekly at local bars. The show: Stan Sorenson Trio at Sacred Grounds in Scottsdale. The look: Your standard church social hall. The smell: Coffee. If my olfac ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 17, 2008

    Soul Food

    Local mainstays serve up hot chow and cool sounds

  • Music

    March 10, 2005

    Al Singer 1928-2005

    Remembering a man who put a lot of jazz in AZ

  • Music

    September 13, 2001

    Sax Relief

    Gumbo rewrites the tax code with the latest batch of jazz, blues and heritage releases

  • Music

    September 14, 2000

    Chick Magnates

    Powerful performances from The Weaker Sex

  • News

    April 27, 2000

    From Mohawks To Mullets

    Images from 25 years of Phoenix music

  • Music

    April 13, 2000


    A load of the latest in heritage as Smokin' Joe gets nasty, Bill Frisell goes to Ghost Town, Greg Osby returns to form and everyone else gets the Gumbo once-over

  • Music

    December 9, 1999

    Sonic Stew

    The first of our monthly roundups of the latest jazz, blues, country, folk and roots releases

  • Music

    April 1, 1999

    Organ Donor

    Phoenix transplant Joey DeFrancesco rides a renewed fascination with the vintage sound of jazz organ

  • Music

    March 11, 1999

    Double Dutch

    How two best friends from Holland gave up nursing and became club owners

  • Music

    June 11, 1998

    Stormy Monday

    After a decade of legendary jam sessions, Melody Lounge abandons its Monday jazz nights