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.

Ellis Hall

Ellis Hall

Ellis Hall

Band/Affliation: 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

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Samuel Wyatt

Samuel Wyatt

Samuel Wyatt

Band/Affiliation: Local Chicago Talent

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

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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

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Steven Golden Jr

Steven Golden Jr

Steven Golden Jr.

Band/Affiliation: Gospel

Product: Hammond Organs

The Musical Biography of Steven S. Golden, Jr.

     I was born on May 25, 1974 in Cleveland, OH.  I started playing the

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Lonnie Gasperini

Lonnie Gasperini

Lonnie Gasperini

Band/Affiliation: Jazz Artist

Product: B3, SK2

“The Sk2 is the perfect combo organ for the busy professional!  Hammond was able to replicate that authentic B3 and Leslie sound

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Kim Tibbs

Kim Tibbs

Kim Tibbs

Band/Affiliation: Bobby Rush

Product: B3, 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

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Tony Thomas

Tony Thomas

Tony Thomas

Band/Affiliation: Studio Artist

Product: 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

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Brian Auger

Brian Auger

Brian Auger

Band/Affiliation: Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express

Product: B3

The legendary Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express has returned. The famed B3 and keyboard player, has created a distinct voice that combines

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BRIAN AMES

BRIAN AMES

Brian Ames

Band Affiliation: Gospel Organist / Rock Piano Artist

Product: XK System

Brian Ames has been playing keyboard instruments for the past 20 years. As a child he would

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LUCKY PETERSON

LUCKY PETERSON

Lucky Peterson

Band Affiliation: Jazz & Blues Touring Artist

Product: B3

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

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Rufus McGee Jr

Rufus McGee Jr

Rufus McGee Jr

Product: Hammond B3, XK Series

Band/Affiliation: COGIC Artist

Rufus McGee Jr. son of Bishop & Lady Rufus and Linda McGee is Rochester’s best kept secret, however, now

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Anthony Patler

Anthony Patler

Anthony Patler

Band/Affiliation: Dave Mason Band

Product: B3

A Palm Springs, CA native, Anthony Patler was born into a true show business family.  He began playing professionally at age 6,

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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

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Tullie Brae

Tullie Brae

Tullie Brae

Band/Affiliation: The Medicine Man Revue

Product: SK1

Critics and peers alike agree that Tullie Brae has the praiseworthy vocal distinction and stage charisma that creates an unforgettable show.

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Mikey B3

Mikey B3

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

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Dan Fogel

Dan Fogel

Dan Fogel

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

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Rodrick Cliche

Rodrick Cliche

Rodrick Cliche

Band/Affiliation:  Joss Stone

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Bob Heil

Bob Heil

Bob Heil

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

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Martin Guigui

Martin Guigui

Martin Guigui

Band/Affiliation:
Engineer, Producer, and Director

Martin Guigui is a Grammy nominated engineer/producer and award winning filmmaker. Guigui has Produced over 30 music albums, directed 8 Feature Films, written

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emiko

emiko

emiko

Band/Affiliation: emiko

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

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Alan Hewitt

Alan Hewitt

Alan Hewitt

Band/Affiliation: The Moody Blues/Justin Hayward/One Nation

Product: Sk-1

Love my Hammond SK ! It’s got all the things I like, from dirty distortion to true Hammond sweetness. I’m

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Gary Swan

Gary Swan

Gary Swan

Band Affliation: Keyboard / Vocals

Products: Sk2, Sk1-73

Gary Swan performed Chopin at his first organ recital at age twelve after two lessons. By the age of sixteen

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Gayle Serdan

Gayle Serdan

Dr. Gayle Serdan, D.M.A

Band/Affiliation:  On the Soul Level, Jazz Artist

Products: XK Pro System

A graduate from the University of Southern California’s prestigious Thornton School of Music, Gayle has

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Kat Lucas

Kat Lucas

Kat Lucas

Band/Affiliation:  Pink, Belle Ayre

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

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Atticus Finch

Atticus Finch

Atticus Finch

Products:  Sk2

Band/Affiliation:  Bruce in the USA

“I was one of the lucky ones” says Atticus. “My mom was an organist, so I grew up with a Hammond

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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

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Wil Blades

Wil Blades

Wil Blades

Products:  B-3

Band/Affiliation:  International Jazz Artist

From cookin’ with Blues legend John Lee Hooker, organ summits with B-3 master Dr. Lonnie Smith, television and radio appearances, Wil Blades

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Red Young

Red Young

Red Young

Products: Sk2

Band/Affiliation: International Touring Artist

Red Young is a pianist, organist, arranger, producer, vocalist and artist.  Born in Ft Worth, TX, Red started playing piano at age

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Steve Peffer

Steve Peffer

Steve Peffer

Products:  Sk1
Band/Affiliation:  Alabama

Steve has been in the music industry for 15 + years. Over the years, he has worked for many artists. The short list includes

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PJ Morgan

PJ Morgan

PJ Morgan

Products:  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

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Bernie Worrell

Bernie Worrell

Bands: Parliament-Funkadelic/Talking Heads/Pil/Bernie Worrell Orchestra

Product: Sk-2/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

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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

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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

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Jim Alfredson

Jim Alfredson

Jim Alfredson

Band / Affiliation: Organissimo
Product:
SK2

“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

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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

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Jeremy Baum

Jeremy Baum

Jeremy Baum

Band/Affliation: Jazz/Blues
Product: PRO-XK

Born in 1971, just outside Woodstock, NY, Jeremy grew up in a community famous for its musical culture. It was during those early years

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Jim Beard

Jim Beard

Jim Beard

Band / Affiliation: Steely Dan
Product:
XK-3c

Jim Beard is a performer, writer and producer who has had long standing working relationships with artists like Wayne Shorter, John

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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

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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

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Paul Brown

Paul Brown

Paul Brown

Band / Affiliation: Derek St. Holmes, Bobby Rush, Ann Peebles, Jimi Jamison
Product: XK-PRO SYSTEM w/ Leslie 3300

Born in Madison Wisconsin July 4th, 1963, Multi Award Winning,

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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

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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

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Dennis DeYoung

Dennis DeYoung

Dennis DeYoung

Affiliation: Self/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

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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

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Geoff Downes

Geoff Downes

Geoff Downes

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

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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

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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

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Guy Fletcher

Guy Fletcher

Guy Fletcher

Band / Affiliation: Dire Straits
Product: XK-3C

In 1960, the year I was born in Maidstone, Kent, music was already a way of life in our household. My

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Peter Gallinari

Peter Gallinari

Peter Gallinari

Band/Affliation: Richie Scarlet
Product: SK1

At age 8, Peter began his musical career playing the keyboards.

Peter utilizes both his rock and blues skills to create his

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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

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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,

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Gerard Gibbs

Gerard Gibbs

Gerard Gibbs

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.  

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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Brady Leffler

Brady Leffler

Brady Leffler

Band / Affiliation: Hot Chelle Rae
Product: SK1

“On a digital keyboard: the piano sounds, I’m boldly stating, are the best I’ve heard and the best I’ve felt.

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Eliot Lewis

Eliot Lewis

Eliot Lewis

Band / Affiliation: Hall & Oates, Live from Daryl’s House
Product: Sk1

“After playing the SK1 this will certainly be my main gigging axe for everything keyboard I

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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

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Scott May

Scott May

Scott May

Band / Affiliation: The Ides of March
Product: Sk2

Scott May (b.1954) is a Musician/Producer best known as the Organist of Chicago’s Ides Of March since 1990. Also

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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

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Ryo Okumoto

Ryo Okumoto

Ryo Okumoto

Band/Affliation: Spock’s Beard
Product: SK1

Ryo Okumoto was born in Osaka, Japan. He began playing classical piano at the age of three and was a professional, touring musician

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Jimmie Smith

Jimmie Smith

Jimmie Smith

Band / Affiliation: Gospel Artist

Product: Sk1

“I am In Love with the SK2! I Have been playing the Hammond B3 for almost 25 years now and nobody

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Dr. Lonnie Smith

Dr. Lonnie Smith

Dr. Lonnie Smith

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

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Macie Stewart

Macie Stewart

Macie Stewart

Band / Affiliation: Kids These Days
Product: Sk1

“The Hammond SK-1 has expanded my keyboard presence on stage far beyond any other keyboard I’ve ever used. Its versatility

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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

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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

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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

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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

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