The Organ's Influence On Jazz at Heartland

Posted by Thomas Sigel on April 25, 2022


8187 Camp Road
Homerville, OH

The Organ's Influence On Jazz at Heartland


Sun, May 15, 2022
2:00 pm



Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) continues its free Sunday Concerts in the Country with the Turner/Exton/Goodman/Cirilllo Jazz Quartet. The program focuses on the importance of the jazz organ and the development of its role in the jazz idiom. Although jazz organ properly begins with Fats Waller, as he recorded several popular songs in the 20s and 30s, it wasn’t until Count Basie played a sparser jumping and swinging style in the 40s that would later influence players such as Wild Bill Davis and Jimmy Smith, that the popularity of the instrument in jazz would take off. The quartet will be playing and improvising music of this important jazz idiom...

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