organissimo

organissimo

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Jazz with soul.

Biography

Notable performances include the 2009 Rochester International Jazz Festival, the 2007 Tel-Aviv Jazz Festival in Israel, the 2003 Clearwater Jazz Holiday, the 2005 Idlewild Music Festival, the 2006 Syracuse Jazz Festival, the 2006 Chicago Jazz Festival, the 2006 Detroit International Jazz Festival, Kenny's Castaways in NYC, opening for John Scofield, The HotHouse in Chicago (the performance was very favorably reviewed in the Chicago Tribune), The Green Mill in Chicago, Twins Jazz in Washington DC, Andy's Jazz in Chicago, opening for Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, the famous Baker's Keyboard Lounge in Detroit, Chris' Jazz in Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Museum of Art's prestigious Art After 5 series, among many others.

organissimo is jazz with soul. Like watching a three-headed monster that can turn on a dime from jazz to gospel to blues to funk to fusion and everything in between. Jazz that won't let you sit down and demands you move your feet and clap your hands. organissimo redefines the organ-based trio for the new millenium.

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"organissimo invigorate[s] the organ trio tradition with fresh takes on the genre... eclectic... classic... inventive... "
~ Bill Milkowski on JazzTimes.com

"[organissimo] is thoughtful without being too earnest; danceable, but never repetitive."
~ Downbeat

"[organissimo] stretches the boundaries of the traditional organ trio with bits of funk, blues, Latin, groove, and New Orleans influences."
~ Jazzweek

" But what I like best about the band are the one-for-all mentality and the attention to details of dynamics, pacing and groove. These guys will put a smile on your face and keep it there."
~ Detroit Free Press

"one of the most promising organ trios in jazz. "
~ Chicago Tribune

" organissimo is not your garden variety, grandfather's organ combo."
~ All Music Guide

" Organ aficionados should consider [organissimo] a red alert."
~ Cadence Magazine

“Once these guys lock in, a crowbar is needed to disengage them. The vibe is magnetic.”
~ jazz.com

"...[organissimo] destroys all of the stereotypes.”
~ radioIO Real Jazz

Discography

organissimo's music has received numerous local and national awards. organissimo's latest album, Groovadelphia, topped the CMJ Jazz Charts for three weeks at #1 and stayed in the JazzWeek Top 50 for 14 weeks, peaking at #22. It won two WYCE Jammie Awards for Best Jazz Album and Best Song and was also named one of the Best Releases of 2008 by WVPE, KJAZZ, CKCU-FM, and Jim Wilke's Jazz After Hours program, syndicated on over 60 NPR stations nationwide. It is also nominated for a Detroit Music Award.

organissimo's sophomore album, "This Is The Place", hit #19 on the JazzWeek charts and a solid #4 on the CMJ charts. It also won two WYCE 2006 Jammie Awards for Best Jazz Album and Album of the Year , and was nominated for 2005 Detroit Music Award. Like its predecessor, it was named one of the Best Releases of 2005 by Jim Wilke 's Jazz After Hours program in Seattle, WHRV in Virginia Beach, WBEZ in Chicago, WVIA-FM in Pittston PA, WBLV Blue Lake Public Radio, WLNZ in Lansing, WEMU in Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti, KXJS in Sacramento, and WYCE in Grand Rapids, Jazz 90.1 in Rochester NY, Real Detroit Weekly Magazine , the Detroit MetroTimes and the Lansing City Pulse. NPR also featured the CD as a part of its Open Mic series.

The group also won a WYCE Jammy award for Best Jazz Album for their debut CD "Waiting For The Boogaloo Sisters..." (which features prominent New York saxophonist Ron Blake ). The CD was also named one of the Best Releases of 2003 by Jim Wilke's Jazz After Hours program, syndicated on over 60 NPR stations nationwide.

Set List

organissimo reads the audience and reacts according to the moment at hand.