Dr. Lonnie Smith at organ
Photo by Mark Sheldon

Friday, November 7, 2014, 8:00 pm
McCullough Theatre

Presented in partnership with KUTX’s “Sunday Morning Jazz”, The John L. Warfield Center for African & African American Studies, and the Butler School of Music

Dr. Lonnie Smith, Hammond B-3 organ
Jonathan Kreisberg, guitar
Johnathan Blake, drums

Master of the Hammond B-3 organ for more than five decades, Dr. Lonnie Smith is an unparalleled musician, composer, performer, and recording artist. He has been featured on more than 70 albums and has recorded and performed with a virtual “Who’s Who” of the greatest jazz, blues, and R&B giants in the industry. Always ahead of the curve, his unpredictable, insatiable musical taste illustrates that no genre is safe. He has recorded everything from covers of the Beatles, the Stylistics and the Eurythmics, to tribute albums of Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane, and Beck.

“Dr. Smith is a wonder: crucially subtle, he never imposes until it’s really time for him to step forward, and then he shapes his solos — which grow cathartic and up to five minutes long, as in “Psychedelic Pi”— with a beautiful sense of long-form design, as if he can see the whole thing plotted out in front of him.”
The New York Times

“Mr. Smith is emblematic of jazz-organ tradition and yet is also an exception. His approach to the instrument is quirky and personal, without much adherence to convention. He summons mystery or humor as befits the moment.”
The Wall Street Journal

Dr. Lonnie Smith Website

Dr. Lonnie Smith trio plays “Come Together” from Deep in the Pocket on Vimeo.

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