Organ and Leslie Artists

When you play the Hammond Organ, you join a Brotherhood/Sisterhood for life.
No matter if you are an amateur or pro, if you dazzle or dabble, we’re all together in our love for the “King Of Instruments”.
The folks below have had widespread success in their respective fields behind the consoles of Hammond Organs.
Many of these names are familiar, some not, but you have something in common with each of them: The Hammond Passion.

Kenny Heard

Kenny Heard

Kenny Heard Band/Affiliation : Southern Fried Funk/Self Product:B-3   Kenny Heard was born in Compton, CA, where he fell in love with music, while playing drums in church.  He moved to Alabama at age 11, where Southern musical influence developed in him a unique sound.  By age 18, Heard was playing multiple instruments and various genres […]
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Ellis Hall

Ellis Hall

Ellis Hall Band/Affliation: Tower of Power/R&B Artist/Jazz Legend Product: SK2 “Hammond truly got it right!  The SK2 is a phenomenal instrument in the way it captures the B-3 Organ as well as the other sounds.  I love it.” Born in Savannah, Georgia in the early 1950’s then moving to Boston, Massachusetts where he embarked upon becoming […]
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Hazen Bannister

Hazen Bannister

Hazen Bannister Band/Affiliation: Clemson University Product: SK1 Hazen is the jazz piano professor, in the Department of Performing Arts, at Clemson University. Hazen studied classical piano at Lander University, and jazz piano at Berklee College of Music. Hazen also served as an instructor of piano, and jazz studies at the University of South Carolina-Upstate. He […]
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Samuel Wyatt

Samuel Wyatt

Samuel Wyatt Band/Affiliation: Pop/Jazz Artist Product: SK1-88 As a keyboardist, singer and songwriter, Samuel Wyatt has been breathing music since he was 12. Before that he listened and dreamed as his father would spin albums from Bing Crosby, The Beatles,  Steely Dan and Bob Dylan. He soaked up every note from a variety of artists. […]
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Kevin McKendree

Kevin McKendree

Kevin McKendree Band/Affiliation:  Mike Henderson Band/John Oates Product:  SK1-73 “When I first played the Hammond SK1-73, I expected it to have a good, realistic B3 sound, it is a Hammond after all! What I didn’t expect was that, not only it’s B3 sound was so realistic that with my eyes closed I couldn’t tell the difference, but that […]
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Steven Golden Jr

Steven Golden Jr

Steven Golden Jr. Band/Affiliation: Gospel Artist Product: B-3 The Musical Biography of Steven S. Golden, Jr.      I was born on May 25, 1974 in Cleveland, OH.  I started playing the Hammond Organ during the summer of 1984, at the age of 10.  I was taught to play by my father, (Steven S. Golden, Sr.), […]
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Lonnie Gasperini

Lonnie Gasperini

Lonnie Gasperini Band/Affiliation: Jazz Artist Product: B-3, Sk2 “The Sk2 is the perfect combo organ for the busy professional!  Hammond was able to replicate that authentic B3 and Leslie sound with its digital tonewheel generator and digital Leslie, along with other fabulous voices.  The waterfall keys, the ease of use and light weight…only 35 pounds.  […]
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Kim Tibbs

Kim Tibbs

Kim Tibbs Band/Affiliation: Bobby Rush Product: B-3, Sk2 Many people play an instrument…Some are good; Others are great…Few people, however, have honed their craft and become accomplished at seeing their passion and gift come alive. From an early age, it was clear that Kimberly has a great gift. When she began picking out songs on […]
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Tony Thomas

Tony Thomas

Tony Thomas Band/Affiliation: Jazz Artist Product: B-3, Sk2 Tony Thomas is a nationally known pianist/organist/keyboardist, currently based in Memphis.  He is a five-time winner of the Memphis Chapter of NARAS’ (the “Grammy People”) Premier Player Award for Keyboards and/or Piano, and he has recorded literally thousands of commercial music tracks. Tony has performed with Al Jarreau, David […]
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Brian Auger

Brian Auger

Brian Auger Hammond Hall of Fame 2014 Band/Affiliation: Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express Product: B-3. Leslie Pedal The legendary Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express has returned. The famed B3 and keyboard player, has created a distinct voice that combines jazz, rock, soul and funk, that is clearly recognizable to his millions of fans. With over 20 albums […]
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Brian Ames

Brian Ames

Brian Ames Band Affiliation: Gospel Organist / Rock Piano Artist Product: XK Pro System Brian Ames has been playing keyboard instruments for the past 20 years. As a child he would drive his piano teacher crazy, because he would practice the hardest musical pieces he could find until he had them perfected. He would then improvise the music […]
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Lucky Peterson

Lucky Peterson

Lucky Peterson Band Affiliation: Jazz/Blues Artist Product: B-3 Currently performing at Blues Festivals around the USA and soon to be abroad in Canada and Germany.
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Ben Paterson

Ben Paterson

Ben Paterson Band Affiliation:  Jazz Artist Product: B3 A native of Philadelphia, Ben Paterson spent his younger years studying both classical and jazz music before moving to the great city of Chicago. There he spent years performing and working with the best musicians in town, absorbing the unique blend of Jazz and Blues that can […]
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Rufus McGee Jr

Rufus McGee Jr

Rufus McGee Jr Product: Hammond B3, XK Series Band/Affiliation: COGIC Gospel Artist Rufus McGee Jr. son of Bishop & Lady Rufus and Linda McGee is Rochester’s best kept secret, however, now the secret is out! His parents began molding him at age 2 years old to become a musician.  Although he began as the church […]
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Anthony Patler

Anthony Patler

Anthony Patler Band/Affiliation: Dave Mason Band Product: Sk1-73, Sk2, Sk1, B-3 A Palm Springs, CA native, Anthony Patler was born into a true show business family.  He began playing professionally at age 6, fronting a trio with his brothers Kory (age 12) and Greg (age 13), and continuing his career by playing in several popular local […]
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Radam Schwartz

Radam Schwartz

Radam Schwartz Band Affiliation: Jazz Artist Product: B3 Radam Schwartz, Hammond B3 Organist and Jazz pianist, has built his reputation over the last 30 years playing with such great musicians as Arthur and Red Prysock, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Al Hibler, David Fathead Newman and Jimmy Ford. He continues to make music history today playing with […]
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Tullie Brae

Tullie Brae

Tullie Brae Band/Affiliation: The Medicine Man Revue Product: Sk1, XK-3c Critics and peers alike agree that Tullie Brae has the praiseworthy vocal distinction and stage charisma that creates an unforgettable show. The soulful blues singer and multi-instrumentalist credits her gift to her roots in gospel music, like so many great blues and soul singers before […]
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Michael “Mikey B3″ Burkart

Michael “Mikey B3″ Burkart

Michael “Mikey B3″ Burkart Band/Affliation: New Orleans Studio Artist and Mikey B3 Project Product: XK-1c, B3 As a native of New Orleans, Michael Burkart developed the foundation of his unique organ style listening to the reggae and street brass bands in the city.  He really cemented his reputation as a strong and talented organist by hitting the […]
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Dan Fogel

Dan Fogel

Dan Fogel Band Affiliation: Jazz Artist Product: B-3 Rooted firmly in the organ tradition with the great Hammond B-3 jazz players like Jimmy Smith, Groove Holmes, Don Patterson, Jimmy McGriff, and Wild Bill Davis who emerged in the 1950s, Dan Fogel caught the B-3 bug early. Born June 21, 1948, in Atlantic City, NJ, Fogel […]
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Rodrick Cliche

Rodrick Cliche

Rodrick Cliche Band/Affiliation:  Joss Stone, songwriter/producer Product: SK2 Cliche (born Rodrick Terrell Simmons on June 19, 1982 in Charleston, South Carolina) is  a singer, songwriter, producer, and musician that will definitely become a legend one day among the greats. To know Cliche, is to know a great Leader, Father, Friend, Mediator, Teacher, and simply a Humble […]
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Ralph T. Lofton Jr.

Ralph T. Lofton Jr.

Ralph T. Lofton Jr. Band/Affiliation: The Williams Brothers Product: B3 At nine years old, Ralph spontaneously began playing the piano at a church service in Memphis, Tennessee. His curiosity led him to the Hammond B3 and it instantly became his instrument of choice. As a musician, Ralph played the Hammond organ/keyboards for Bobby Jones Gospel […]
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Marc Adams

Marc Adams

Marc Adams Band/Affiliation:  International Recording and Performing Artist Products:  XK-1c, B3 The first call for the touring, recording and performing Hammond organ and piano community in New Orleans. His history spans over 30 years and is considered the father of New Orleans B3 Hammond blues organ. He has been playing a Nord Electro for 13 […]
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Rick Lagneaux

Rick Lagneaux

Rick Lagneaux Band/Affiliation: Wayne Toups & Zydecajun Product: Sk1-88 My career has been up and down, starting with learning to play piano on my mother’s old upright…Between Fats Domino songs and writing terrible pubescent, love ballads, I somehow tried to learn to play French horn in the 6th grade.  My first real band (we all shared a […]
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Rob Martucci

Rob Martucci

Rob Martucci Band/Affiliation:  Billy Childers band A variety of genres and musical styles were an early influence on Rob during his childhood years.  Growing up around the Chicago music scene brought the sounds of jazz and blues to him.  His studies of jazz, classical and gospel piano along with his take from the Chicago music […]
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Luther Allman

Luther Allman

Luther Allman Band/Affiliation:  Contemporary Gospel Keyboardist Products:  B-3, C-3, XK-1c, XM-2, XMc-2 Luther was first introduced to a Hammond C3 in a church in Harlem, NY in the 1950s. Up to that time he had been playing large pipe organs and was the high school organist at Brooklyn Tech H.S. which had an Allen pipe […]
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Bob Heil

Bob Heil

Bob Heil Band Affiliation: Pop B-3 Pioneer Products: B-3 When you go to a concert today and see the massive PA systems that allow you to hear every whisper and scream of your favorite artists, you can thank one man for making it possible, Bob Heil. But few know that Bob’s roots (and passion) lie […]
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Martin Guigui

Martin Guigui

Martin Guigui Band/Affiliation: Billy F. Gibbons, Engineer, Producer, and Director Products: B-3 and Sk2 Martin Guigui is a Grammy nominated engineer/producer and award winning filmmaker. Guigui has Produced over 30 music albums, directed 8 Feature Films, written 12 screenplays and Executive Produced 6 Movies. Guigui, born in Buenos Aires Argentina, son of Famed Symphony Orchestra Conductor […]
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emiko

emiko

emiko Band/Affiliation: International singer, songwriter, Pop Artist Products: Sk1-73 “There’s something so incredibly inspiring about my SK-1. I feel like it’s a happy organ and it’s a really invigorating feeling to play and write on it. I feel different, like my new rig has awakened a new part of me as an artist. It’s very exciting! […]
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Alan Hewitt

Alan Hewitt

Alan Hewitt Band/Affiliation: The Moody Blues/Justin Hayward Product: Sk-1 Love my Hammond SK ! It’s got all the things I like, from dirty distortion to true Hammond sweetness. I’m using it on tours with The Moody Blues and  Justin Hayward’s solo tour, and it’s performed great.  
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Gary Swan

Gary Swan

Gary Swan Band/Affiliation: Etta James/Pointer Sisters/Solo Artist Products: Sk2, Sk1-73 Gary Swan performed Chopin at his first organ recital at age twelve after two lessons. By the age of sixteen he had already worked every weekend and summer performing professionally and was recognized as a first call keyboard player. His diverse ability and knowledge of […]
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Dr. Gayle Serdan

Dr. Gayle Serdan

Dr. Gayle Serdan, D.M.A Band/Affiliation:  On the Soul Level, Jazz Artist Products: XK Pro System/Sk-88 A graduate from the University of Southern California’s prestigious Thornton School of Music, Gayle has a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Jazz Studies with minors in Music Education and Electro-­‐Acoustic Media. She received her Master’s of Music from the University […]
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Kat Lucas

Kat Lucas

Kat Lucas Band/Affiliation:  Pink, Belle Ayre, Singer/Songwriter/Producer Product: Sk1 Kat Lucas is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer from Toronto, Canada.  She currently plays keyboards, guitar, and sings backup vocals for Grammy award winner, Pink.   Kat has been on the road with Pink since 2009, and is currently on the “Truth About Love” tour. Music […]
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Atticus Finch

Atticus Finch

Atticus Finch Band/Affiliation:  Bruce in the USA Products:  Sk2 “I was one of the lucky ones” says Atticus. “My mom was an organist, so I grew up with a Hammond organ, a Leslie, and PR40 cabinet in my house.” Atticus took that luck, mixed in some nerve, and created quite an interesting career. At age 12, […]
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Kevin Krohn

Kevin Krohn

Kevin Krohn Products:  Sk1-73 Band/Affiliation:  Pink Floyd Experience Kevin Krohn is an L.A.-born, San Diego-based keyboardist/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist composer and performer who has been playing live since he was 16.  Acting as bandleader/musical director for his own band and other regional acts has led to opening for such artists as REO Speedwagon, Julian Lennon, Foreigner, Kenny Wayne […]
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Wil Blades

Wil Blades

Wil Blades Band/Affiliation:  International Jazz Artist Products:  B-3 From cookin’ with Blues legend John Lee Hooker, organ summits with B-3 master Dr. Lonnie Smith, television and radio appearances, Wil Blades is gaining critical acclaim and international recognition. Blades, a native Chicagoan, has become the San Francisco Bay Area’s first call organist and is rapidly gaining […]
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Red Young

Red Young

Red Young Band/Affiliation: Solo Artist, Eric Burdon Products: Sk2, B-3 Red Young is a pianist, organist, arranger, producer, vocalist and artist.  Born in Ft Worth, TX, Red started playing piano at age 3, first classical concert at age 10, played with bands and accompanied vocalists throughout high school and started playing Hammond organ at 16.   Over […]
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Steve Peffer

Steve Peffer

Steve Peffer Band/Affiliation:  Alabama Products:  Sk1, XK-3c Steve has been in the music industry for 15 + years. Over the years, he has worked for many artists. The short list includes LeAnn Rimes, Sara Evans, Martina McBride, and Jake Owen. He has also backed many artists on TV shows, to include Trisha Yearwood, Jason Aldean, Luke […]
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PJ Morgan

PJ Morgan

PJ Morgan Band/Affiliation: Gospel artist/BET Products:  Sk2, B-3 Best known as the Organist’s organist, Master Instructor Paul Laurence Morgan, affectionately known as “PJ Morgan” was born in the Washington D.C. area in 1970.  He grew up in a musical family, getting his exposure to the Hammond organ in a small Pentecostal church where his family served. […]
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Bernie Worrell

Bernie Worrell

Bernie Worell Band/Affiliation: Parliament-Funkadelic/Talking Heads/Pil/Bernie Worrell Orchestra Product: Sk2, B-3 How many artists can say they were in on the ground floor of an honest-to-Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame supergroup, all while inventing a completely original and uncanny sound and, in the ensuing years, building a legendary reputation as one of the most versatile […]
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Brian Charette

Brian Charette

Brian Charette Band/Affiliation: Jazz Artist Product: Sk1 Brian Charette has established himself as a leading voice in modern jazz. Square One (2014 Posi-Tone), his seventh and latest record, presents a fresh take on the art of the organ trio. The trio is rounded out with rising star Yotam Silberstein on guitar and in-demand Mark Ferber […]
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Keith Emerson

Keith Emerson

Keith Emerson Hammond Hall Of Fame-2014 Band/Affiliation: the Nice/Emerson, Lake & Palmer Product: B-3, Sk1-88 Hailed as a keyboard legend, Keith Emerson has been one of the most important figures to emerge from the thriving UK rock scene of the 1960’s and 70’s. He is known as one of the most prominent leaders in the […]
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Mallory Lennon

Mallory Lennon

Mallory Lennon Band/Affiliation: Mallory Lennon Band Product: Sk-1 Born and raised in Chicago, Mallory Lennon is a universal musical muse. Just barely edging over the playful age of twenty one, she is a noise making, tambourine shaking, guitar playing, key pressing, banjo plucking hippie child that strives to make words seem alive. Her penchant for […]
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Paul Darrow

Paul Darrow

Paul Darrow Band/Affiliation: Jazz/Rock/Blues Artist Product: Sk-1 https://www.facebook.com/paul.darrow2
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Robby Robinson

Robby Robinson

Robby Robinson Band/Affiliation: Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons Product: Sk1, XK-1c, B-3 “I am blessed to wear a lot of musical hats….but there is nothing more enjoyable, nothing more inspiring than playing a Hammond Organ. I have been a disciple & evangelist of Hammond for decades!” Keyboard whiz Robby Robinson is a music director, composer, […]
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Peter Keys

Peter Keys

Peter Keys Band: Lynyrd Skynyrd Product: Sk2, B-3, XK Vintage System Peter was born in 1965, and began playing  piano at the age of 4. His first performance was one year later at The Neighborhood School of Music, in New Haven Ct.,Where he was classically trained. In 1976, He moved to northern California and started […]
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Danny Rader

Danny Rader

Danny Rader Band Affiliation: Keith Urban/solo artist Product: Sk1-73, XK-3c
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Jason Matthews

Jason Matthews

Jason Matthews Band/Affiliation: Artist/Producer/The Politix. Products: Sk2 Jason Matthews is a Miami-based artist, pianist, keyboardist, composer, and producer who grew up in the in the Greater Philadelphia Area. Originally inspired to play music by bands like Yes, Led Zeppelin, and Jimi Hendrix, Jason started playing keyboard at age 13. “Most piano/keyboard players I know started on […]
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Ike Stubblefield

Ike Stubblefield

Ike Stubblefield Band/Affiliation: R&B/Rock Pioneer Product: B-3 Hammond B3 virtuoso Ike Stubblefield is a music industry legend. With almost 50 years in the business, you may think he’s seen and done it all, but he’s just getting started. He cut his teeth backing Motown legends like the Four Tops, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves, […]
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Cleveland Bonéy

Cleveland Bonéy

Cleveland Bonéy   Band/Affiliation: Jazz/R&B Artist Product: B-3 Cleveland Bonéy, classically trained pianist and organist, began to play his instrument when he was only four years old.  With nearly 34 years of keyboard experience and 13 years of classical training in organ and piano, Bonéy has developed an extensive and diverse musical ability. He has […]
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Andy Whittington

Andy Whittington

Andy Whittington Band/Affiliation:Professor of Jazz, U of N.C. Wilmington Product:Sk-2/Xk-2 Andy Whittington currently serves as the Jazz Piano Instructor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.  Jazz piano lessons, Jazz History, and Class Piano are among the duties of this position.   Mr. Whittington performs solo and in various groups and also maintains a robust studio […]
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Alvin Coleman III

Alvin Coleman III

Alvin Coleman III Band/Affiliation: COGIC Artist Product:A-100/B-3 Alvin Coleman, III (T-Rey) was born and raised in Forrest City, Arkansas. He is the proud son of Alvin and Carreather Coleman, the eldest of three boys. His family is deeply rooted in the COGIC church, and every single member of his family either a vocalist, instrumentalist, or […]
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Prof. Dr. Daniel Mark Eberhard

Prof. Dr. Daniel Mark Eberhard

Prof. Dr. Daniel Mark Eberhard Band/Affiliation: Jazz Artist Product: Xk-3c Versatility and flexibility. If you want to characterise Daniel Mark Eberhard’s strong points these two words are probably the most appropriate. He has the ability switch effortlessly between jazz, pop, classical music, crossover, traditional and world music, and is an accomplished musician on the piano […]
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Moe Denham

Moe Denham

Moe Denham Band/Affiliation: Jazz Artist Product: B-3 Nashville-based session musician Moe Denham has tamed the beast over decades as a sideman to some of the biggest names in jazz and blues: Count Basie and Clarence Gatemouth Brown, for example. He’s opened for Ray Charles, B.B. King and The Platters. And he’s performed with such diverse […]
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Roger Smith

Roger Smith

Roger Smith Band/Affiliation: Tower Of Power Product: Portable B-3 mkII Rogers’s first introduction to the organ was through Philadelphia’s Jimmy McGriff. The legendary jazz organist had a relative that lived just a few doors down from the Smith’s. During a visit, Roger was introduced to a sound that fascinated him -the Hammond B-3 organ. Jimmy […]
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Alicia McCracken Morgan

Alicia McCracken Morgan

Alicia McCracken Morgan Band/Affiliation:Blues & Jazz Artist Product:B-3/Sk-1 New York-born and Florida-raised, Alicia McCracken Morgan taught herself to play the piano at age nine, beginning a lifelong addiction to which there seems to be no cure. Following in the footsteps of her father, a painter and art professor, at fifteen Alicia was working at Busch […]
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Felix Cavaliere

Felix Cavaliere

Felix Cavaliere HAMMOND HALL OF FAME Band/Affiliation: Young Rascals/Rascals Product:B-3/Sk-2 Felix Cavaliere was born Nov. 29, 1942 in Pelham NY. His mother was a Pharmacist and his father was a Dentist. His mother wanted only the best for her only son, and had dreams of him becoming a classical pianist. To reach this goal, Felix […]
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Gregg Fox

Gregg Fox

Gregg Fox Band/Affiliation: Louis Prima, Jr. Product:Sk-1/88 Keyboardist Gregg Fox has performed for hundreds of thousands of fans in major venues across the country and has recorded and performed with many well known artists from acts such as Heart, Slash, Bad Company, Jefferson Starship, Billy Idol, Blues Traveler, Queensryche, Quiet Riot, Alice Cooper, Toto, Yes, […]
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Matthew Whitaker

Matthew Whitaker

Matthew Whitaker Product: Portable B-3mkII, XK Pro System, Sk2 Band/Affiliation: Gospel, Jazz, and R&B Artist Matthew Whitaker, a resident of Hackensack NJ, is truly a gifted musician.  His desire to play music began at 3 years old when his grandfather gave him a small Yamaha keyboard. After banging on it a few times we noticed Matt […]
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Jonathan Cain

Jonathan Cain

Jonathan Cain Band:JOURNEY/The BABYS/BAD ENGLISH Product:Xk-1 After performing, writing and recording with some of the best known bands of the eighties, keyboardist and longtime member Jonathan Cain can look back and reflect on a successful career. With  Journey, the song “When You Love A Woman” was nominated for a Grammy. He has received two of […]
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Alex Smith

Alex Smith

Alex Smith Product:B-3 Band/Affiliation: Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga Alex Smith, a pianist, organist, composer, and arranger, has performed with a diverse array of musicians from jazz greats Tony Bennett, Louie Bellson, Buddy DeFranco, Carl Allen, Lynn Seaton, Slide Hampton, Maria Schneider, Jerry Weldon and Randy Johnston to stars such as Lady Gaga, Megan Hilty […]
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Ron Oswanski

Ron Oswanski

Ron Oswanski Band/Affiliation:Jazz Artist/Organik Vibe Trio Products: B3mkIIP/Sk2/Leslie 3300 Born in Toledo on March 17, 1974, Oswanski started serious piano studies as a child with Mark Kieswetter, an Ohio jazz legend whose credits include gigs with Zoot Sims, Jack Sheldon, James Moody, and a three-year stint as musical director for Jon Hendricks. At the same […]
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Billy Earheart

Billy Earheart

Billy Earheart Band/Affiliation:Amazing Rhythm Aces Product:B-3/Xk-3c Southern feel, soul, rhythm and blues, country, rock & roll, greasy honky tonks; these things come to mind when thinking about Grammy and Emmy award winning keyboardist, Billy Earheart. He grew up in Tullahoma, Tennessee (an hour south of Nashville), and from there went to Muscle Shoals, Knoxville, Memphis, […]
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Dan Chase

Dan Chase

Dan Chase Band/Affiliation:The Humble Organisms Product:Sk-2 Dan Chase is a jazz pianist and organist currently based in Chicago. He began performing professionally at the age of 16 with various jazz and blues bands.  He is a member of the jazz-infused rock/funk band The Humble Organisms, who base their sound around the powerful Hammond B-3 organ. Growing up […]
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Tollak

Tollak

Tollak Ollestad Band/Affiliation:Soul/Pop/Jazz/Rock Artist Product:Sk1-73 Tollak grew up in Seattle Wash. but has lived, recorded and performed all over the world. He has over the years used his diverse talents in many different musical situations ranging from television, film and CD appearances to live concert performances. He has played live and or toured with such […]
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Tim Deats

Tim Deats

Tim Deats Band/Affiliation: Dustin Evans Instrument: XK-3 Tim first started seriously playing on piano and Hammond organs at the age of 13 years old,  when he would sneak into the auditorium of the High School next door to his home in Ottawa, IL. “Firing up that big organ and Leslie and listening to the tone […]
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Daniel Fisher

Daniel Fisher

Daniel Fisher Band/Affiliation:Pink Droyd Product:Sk2 Daniel Fisher started his music training in the late ’60s on a Hammond B-3 which was kept in the nunnery of a Chicago parish. His teacher wore the full “penguin suit” and was sometimes stern, but she could always be put into a good mood by asking her to play […]
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Kyle Flynn

Kyle Flynn

Kyle Flynn Band/Affiliation:Father John Misty Product:Sk-1 Though the Los Angeles based Kyle Flynn is a professional pianist/organist and touring member of the band Father John Misty, his relationship with keyboard instruments has had it’s ups and downs. His mother might tell you that as a child, Kyle had to be dragged kicking and screaming to […]
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Rob Manzitti

Rob Manzitti

Rob Manzitti Band/Affiliation: The Rusty Wright Band Product:Sk1-73/Sk2   Robert John Manzitti is a talented and lifelong musician who started out on the accordion winning several national championships. He played his first paying gig at the age of 10 and formed his first band while in Junior High School. By the time he graduated from High […]
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Jenny Jarnagin

Jenny Jarnagin

Jenny Jarnagin Band/Affiliation: The Jenny Jarnagin Band Product: Sk1-88 What does Sayre, Oklahoma, Fort St. John, British Columbia, and St. Petersburg, Russia, have in common? These are three cities that shaped Jenny Jarnagin’s musical gifts. Her distinctive sound comes from her small town roots mixed with her extensive classical training. With her unique ability to […]
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Tim Akers

Tim Akers

Tim Akers Band / Affiliation: Rascal Flatts/Smoking Section Product: Sk1 Tim Akers is a keyboard player, songwriter, arranger and producer living in Nashville, TN. His work as a studio session player has landed him on recordings for Kid Rock, Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald (including the Platinum selling “Motown” record), Faith Hill, Keith Urban, Megadeth, Michael […]
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Jim Alfredson

Jim Alfredson

Jim Alfredson Band / Affiliation: Organissimo/Janiva Magness Product: Sk2, XK-1c, B-3 “The SK2 fits in so many different musical situations, they should’ve called it the Hammond Multi-Tool. Need acoustic piano? It’s there. Electric piano? Got that, too. Clav, horns, strings, even accordions All there at the press of a button. And of course since it’s […]
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Rob Antecki

Rob Antecki

Rob Antecki Band / Affiliation: Session Artist Product: XK-3C Currently based in Grand Rapids, MI, composer, songwriter, and keyboardist Rob Antecki has founded and written for several regional bands including Silversmith. Since shifting his focus to songwriting, he and writing partner Christopher Andrus scored their first contract in Nashville in the summer of 2012. With […]
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Jeremy Baum

Jeremy Baum

Jeremy Baum Band/Affliation: Jazz/Blues Product: XK Pro System Born in 1971, just outside Woodstock, NY, Jeremy grew up in a community famous for its musical culture. It was during those early years that he was exposed to all types of music—from classical and jazz to rock, rhythm and blues. He started playing piano at the […]
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Jim Beard

Jim Beard

Jim Beard Band / Affiliation: Steely Dan/Dukes of September Product: XK Pro System Jim Beard is a performer, writer and producer who has had long standing working relationships with artists like Wayne Shorter, John McLaughlin, Jon Herington, Mike Stern, Pat Metheny and Steely Dan. As a teenager, he studied arranging with Don Sebesky and jazz […]
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Michel Benebig

Michel Benebig

Michel Benebig Band / Affiliation: Jazz Artist Product: B3 Michel Bénébig was born in New Calédonia -Nouméa-City on June 27/ 1964. He started playing électric-bass, accordéon and électronic-Organ ( Farfisa ) at 11 in dancing-bands, from 1990 to 1992, Michel studied classical music in France ( Piano and writing music ), in 1993 Michel switched […]
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Jimmie Bones

Jimmie Bones

Jimmie Bones Band / Affiliation: Kid Rock Product: B3-mk2 Jimmie Bones (born James Trombly ) is the quiet, behind-the-scenes musician who is part of the current national focus on the Detroit music scene. Besides recording as a member of Kid Rock’s Twisted Brown Trucker Band and with Uncle Kracker, he’s also recorded with other artists, […]
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Paul Brown

Paul Brown

Paul Brown Band / Affiliation: Rock and Blues solo artist/Grammy Nominated Producer Product: XK Pro System, Sk1-88 Born in Madison Wisconsin July 4th, 1963, Multi Award Winning, Producer Keyboardist Paul Brown was moved to Memphis Tennessee at the age of five where he lived until the death of his mother in ’75. Soon after, this broken […]
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Christian Matthew Cullen

Christian Matthew Cullen

Christian Matthew Cullen Band / Affiliation: Night Ranger Product: SK1, SK1-73, SK2 “Hammond SK-1?! This thing is a BEAST… It’s classic drawbar tones combined with Hammond’s new digital Leslie sim are the most authentic I have ever heard . It even sounds great in mono! From screaming Deep Purple to that flute-y Wallflowers thing – […]
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Linda Dachtyl

Linda Dachtyl

Linda Dachtyl Band/Affliation: Jazz Artist Product: B3, PRO XK Linda is a performer, composer, and music instructor at Kenyon College. Her playing experience includes jazz, blues, rock, and classical music genres. She is involved with Tony Monaco’s “Mother Hen” organization to provide educational instructional materials for Hammond B3 players and other keyboardists. She holds a […]
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Dennis DeYoung

Dennis DeYoung

Dennis DeYoung Band/Affiliation: Singer/Songwriter/solo artist/Styx Product: XK-3c Dennis DeYoung is a founding member of the rock group Styx. The Chicago-based band originated in 1962 when 14 year old DeYoung and brothers John and Chuck Panozzo joined Dennis in the basement of his childhood home to form one of America’s most successful and enduring bands. Styx has […]
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Justin Dillard

Justin Dillard

Justin Dillard Band / Affiliation: The DOT/GIT down Artist Product: Sk2 Born and raised on the west side of Chicago and attending both Vandercook College of Music and The Velvet Lounge; his studies at both institutions gave him the honorable privilege to work with innovators locally and globally performing/recording with and/or receiving tutelage from the […]
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Geoff Downes

Geoff Downes

Geoff Downes Band/Affiliation: Yes/Asia Product: Sk1 Born in Stockport, England, Geoff received his passion for music through a family connection; his father had been organist and choirmaster at a church in Stockport. Even before heading off to Leeds School of Music in 1971, it was obvious to family and friends that he had the making […]
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Neal Doughty

Neal Doughty

Neal Doughty Band / Affiliation: REO Speedwagon Product: B3 Neal was a founding member of REO Speedwagon, the only one still in the current line-up. 157 Riverside Avenue, the oldest track still in the REO live set, owes a great deal to Neal’s virtuoso improvisation, whereas on Ridin The Storm Out (1973), Neal introduced the […]
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Steven Eaklor

Steven Eaklor

Steven Eaklor Band / Affiliation: Concert Artist Product: Sk2 Steven Eaklor is one of the most versatile and accomplished Concert and Recording organists in the world. Equally at home in the classical organ repertoire, Theater Organ, Jazz, Hammond Pop and Gospel styles, his arrangements and orchestrations are renowned for their innovation, excitement and pure musicality. […]
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Guy Fletcher

Guy Fletcher

Guy Fletcher Band / Affiliation: Dire Straits/Mark  Knopfler Product: XK-3c In 1960, the year I was born in Maidstone, Kent, music was already a way of life in our household. My Mum, Dad and Uncle had their own group ‘The Cameos’. Apparently, as soon as I could walk I was taking an interest. By the […]
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Peter Gallinari

Peter Gallinari

Peter Gallinari Band/Affliation: Richie Scarlet/Leslie West Product: Sk1 At age 8, Peter began his musical career playing the keyboards. Peter utilizes both his rock and blues skills to create his own unique style of phrasing and technique. Due to his limitations of not having the needed space for a piano being raised in Brooklyn, NY […]
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John Gamino

John Gamino

John Gamino Band / Affiliation: Mondo Drag Product: XK1 John entered the Hammond family as a part of the in-house sales team, but has since taken his talents out on the open road with his band, Mondo Drag.  Conjuring up the spirits of the forefathers of organ-laden rock like that of Vincent Crane, Ken Hensley, […]
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Leo Genovese

Leo Genovese

Leo Genovese Band / Affiliation: Esperanza Spaulding Product: Sk1 the hammond sk1 will make you happy. Is the sound people use to get closer to god. ideal for your home, your church , your soul. just keep playing and keep believing one love.one hammond organ Leonardo Genovese was born in Venado Tuerto, Argentina in 1979. […]
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Gerard Gibbs

Gerard Gibbs

Gerard Gibbs Band/Affiliation: James Carter Trio Product: Sk2 Gerard William Gibbs, born November 16th 1967, has been a lover of Jazz ever since his father introduced him at the tender age of three to the music of the late Jazz organist, Richard “Groove” Holmes. At age seven, when he later had the opportunity to meet […]
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Larry Goldings

Larry Goldings

Larry Goldings Band / Affiliation: James Taylor Product: Sk1 “I love the realism and the warmth of the SK 1, and the Leslie effect is the best I’ve heard in a digital organ. Hammond has also nailed the meaty feel of the action, which is amazing, considering the keyboard is only 15 Lbs. The SK […]
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Marty Grebb

Marty Grebb

Marty Grebb Band / Affiliation: Eric Clapton/Bonnie Raitt Product: PRO XK Born September 2, 1946, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Born into a musical family, in which were several professional musicians, Grebb learned to play keyboards, guitar and saxophones. He became a session musician and in the 60s and 70s played with various groups, including the Buckinghams […]
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Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond Band / Affiliation: Jazz Artist Product: Sk1 Jon began his musical career at age 12 in the San Francisco Bay Area playing organ and accordion in bands and solo engagements, first recording studio dates 1968 when he met Robert Moog who personally delivered the Moog III to San Francisco Radical Laboratories where Jon […]
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Mark Herman

Mark Herman

Mark Herman Band / Affiliation: Concert Artist Product: B-3mk2 Theatre Organ Phenom Mark Herman began studying the piano at seven and began classical organ lessons at the age of 12.  His first introduction to the theatre organ was in fourth grade at the Embassy Theatre in downtown Fort Wayne. Mark began theatre organ studies with John […]
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Lorenzo Johnson

Lorenzo Johnson

Lorenzo Johnson Band / Affiliation: Ledisi Product: SK1 There is no doubt that Lorenzo Johnson is a multi-talented musician. This native of Alexandria, VA developed a love of music at a very early age. His energy and passion led him to begin writing lyrics and composing, organizing vocal groups and bands, directing, managing and producing. […]
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Matthew Kaminski

Matthew Kaminski

Matthew Kaminski Band / Affiliation: Atlanta Braves Product: Sk1 Born in Chicago, IL, Matthew Kaminski has been playing the Hammond Organ since he was five years old. Studying under Chicago jazz pianist Gordon James in his teens, Matthew was accepted into the University of Arizona’s jazz studies department as a jazz pianist. There, he studied […]
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Terry Lawless

Terry Lawless

Terry Lawless Band / Affiliation: U2 / Pink Product: SK2 “The SK2 has now become my “single keyboard”. I used to have to take two boards to cover a gig. The new voices in the SK2 exceeded my expectations. The pianos can be bright enough to cut through a rock and roll band, while the […]
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Mike LeDonne

Mike LeDonne

Mike LeDonne Band / Affiliation: Jazz Artist Product: Sk2 Pianist and composer Mike LeDonne was born in Bridgeport, CT, in 1956. LeDonne was practically raised at his parents’ music store and by the age of ten, his father, a jazz guitarist, was hiring him out on gigs. After graduating from the New England Conservatory of […]
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Brady Leffler

Brady Leffler

Brady Leffler Band / Affiliation: Hot Chelle Rae Product: SK1-73, The Leslie Pedal “On a digital keyboard: the piano sounds, I’m boldly stating, are the best I’ve heard and the best I’ve felt. The organs, as expected, are quite simply the best I’ve heard and the absolute best I’ve felt. It’s covered damn near all […]
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Eliot Lewis

Eliot Lewis

Eliot Lewis Band / Affiliation: Hall & Oates, Live from Daryl’s House Product: Sk1, Sk2, Leslie Pedal “After playing the SK1 this will certainly be my main gigging axe for everything keyboard I do. I will be using it on the next Hall & Oates tour as well which starts at the end of this […]
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Bob Malone

Bob Malone

Bob Malone Band/Affliation: John Fogerty Product: XK3c Los Angeles based BOB MALONE plays keyboards with rock legend John Fogerty, and continues a long running and successful solo career. He plays a one-of-a-kind hybrid of blues, rock, and New Orleans R&B, delivered with high-energy piano virtuosity and soulful vocals. He headlines over 100 shows a year […]
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Scott May

Scott May

Scott May Band / Affiliation: The Ides of March Product: Sk2/Leslie Pedal/XkPro System Scott May (b.1954) is a Musician/Producer best known as the Organist of Chicago’s Ides Of March since 1990. Also known as the leader of his “One-Armed Orchestra”-named after a role created during his tenure with Kevin Matthews on WLUP-FM, which continues with […]
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Alex Nester

Alex Nester

Alex Nester Band  / Affiliation: Self/Tito Jackson/Salvador Santana Product: Sk1 In a music industry saturated with fly-by-night singles, auto-tune madness and pre-packaged artist development, vocalist Alex Nester simply refuses to conform! Instead, she brings back the musicians to the art of music-making with her highly anticipated second album, #BurnItDown. The new album can only be […]
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Ryo Okumoto

Ryo Okumoto

Ryo Okumoto Band/Affliation: Spock’s Beard Product: Sk1, Sk1-73 Ryo Okumoto was born in Osaka, Japan. He began playing classical piano at the age of three and was a professional, touring musician by fifteen. He has worked with such legends as David Foster, Steve Lukather and Jeff Porcaro, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, Barry White, Eric Burdon, […]
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Lou Pardini

Lou Pardini

Lou Pardini Band / Affiliation: Chicago Product: XK-3C Lou is an American Grammy-nominated keyboardist, songwriter, and vocalist. He has worked with notable musicians such as Stevie Wonder and Santana, and, as of August 2009, has replaced Bill Champlin in Chicago. He has also written songs for artists such as Smokey Robinson and The Temptations. Call […]
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John Paruolo

John Paruolo

John Paruolo Band / Affiliation: Jack Mack and the Heart Attack Product: SK1 John Paruolo’s home town of Chicago provided the launching pad and musical education for a flourishing 40-year career.  John began playing accordion at age four which soon included piano and the Hammond B3.  Forming local bands from the age of 14, he […]
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Ricky Peterson

Ricky Peterson

Ricky Peterson Band / Affiliation: David Sanborn Product: Sk2 A life long Minnesotan whose sound has always focused on a characteristically “Minneapolis” sound, Ricky Peterson is best known for his now 20 year association with saxophone legend David Sanborn and for having, produced, written and played keyboards for Prince on and off since his early […]
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Josh Phillips

Josh Phillips

Josh Phillips Band / Affiliation: Procol Harum Product: PRO XK Josh began his career at sixteen playing organ on the soundtrack to (and subsequently appearing in) the cult 1979 movie Quadrophenia. Since then he has written for and/or performed with an amazing array of musical talent including Big Country, Leo Sayer, Pete Townshend, The Crazy […]
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Phil Porter

Phil Porter

Phil Porter Band / Affiliation: Chase Product: B3 In 1971, Phil started rehearsing with the jazz-rock band, Chase. Within a few months, the band signed a record deal and moved to Chicago to record Chase, their first album on the Epic label. This album eventually went Gold. “Get It On”, the hit single featuring Phil’s […]
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Freddie Ravel

Freddie Ravel

Freddie Ravel Band / Affiliation: Santana Product: XK-3C Bridging his distinguished career from the international music icons to the visionary business leaders of our time, TUNE UP to success® Founder Freddie Ravel has emerged as a global force for empowering personal and professional growth through Music. Utterly captivated by Music since age 5, the Grammy-nominated […]
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Rev. Jimmie Smith

Rev. Jimmie Smith

Rev. Jimmie Smith Band / Affiliation: Gospel/Jazz Artist Product: Sk2 “I am In Love with the SK2! I Have been playing the Hammond B3 for almost 25 years now and nobody could produce such and outstanding keyboard but Hammond. I love being able to feel and hear the real raw sounds of the Hammond B3. […]
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Dr. Lonnie Smith

Dr. Lonnie Smith

Dr. Lonnie Smith HAMMOND HALL OF FAME  2014 Band / Affiliation: Jazz Legend Product: B-3 / SK2 “The SK 1 and SK 2! Surpass expectations of a light weight tastefully designed keyboard, keeping with the integrity sound of the Hammond. Congratulations to Hammond for maintaining the legacy!” Dr. Lonnie Smith was born in Lackawanna, New […]
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Macie Stewart

Macie Stewart

Macie Stewart Band / Affiliation: Marrow Product: Sk1 “The Hammond SK-1 has expanded my keyboard presence on stage far beyond any other keyboard I’ve ever used. Its versatility and portability make it a professional touring musician’s best friend. Of all of the Hammond stage models, the manual bass on the SK-1 is the best yet. […]
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Akiko Tsuruga

Akiko Tsuruga

Akiko Tsuruga Band / Affiliation: Jazz Artist Product: Sk2 Hailing from Osaka, Japan, Akiko Tsuruga has been a mainstay in the New York jazz scene since 2001. This talented young organist began playing the organ at the age of three and launched her career in jazz immediately after graduating from the Osaka College of Music. […]
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Rev. Moses Tyson

Rev. Moses Tyson

Rev. Moses Tyson Jr. Band / Affiliation: Gospel Product: Mini B Hammond B-3 organs are a difficult tool to master, but few have done it as gracefully as organist Moses Tyson Jr. As the son of a pastor in Vallejo, CA, he grew up with gospel music surrounding him.. Learning how to play by ear […]
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Anthony Williams

Anthony Williams

Anthony Williams Affiliation: Bobby Jones Gospel/BET Product: SK1 “The SK1 has been an amazing addition to my rig on BET’s Bobby Jones Gospel! I was blown away by the growl that came from this 15 pound and very compact machine. My keyboard techs and crew in the audio truck couldn’t believe their ears on the […]
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Deryl Winston Sr.

Deryl Winston Sr.

Deryl Winston Sr. Band / Affiliation: Gospel Artist Product: B3 Deryl Winston Sr., a long-time resident of San Diego, began playing the Hammond organ at the age of 14 while still living in his native Seattle, Washington. Deryl comes from a very musical family where his mother, Alice, and aunt Jean McGraw, both served as […]
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