RIP Joey DeFrancesco.
@dr.stevegadd Our hearts and prayers are with you.
-Steve & Carol Gadd ️️ Joey Defrancesco died early Friday morning. the 26th of August 2022. He was 51 years old. DeFrancesco (born April 10, 1971) is an American jazz organist, trumpeter, saxophonist and occasional singer. He has released more than 30 albums under his own name, and has been recording extensively as a side musician with such leading performers as Miles Davis, Houston Person and John McLaughlin early in his career. DeFrancesco signed his first record deal at the age of 16 and over the years has recorded and toured internationally with David Sanborn, Arturo Sandoval, Larry Coryell, Frank Wess, Benny Golson, James Moody, Steve Gadd, Danny Gatton, Elvin Jones, Jimmy Cobb, George Benson, Pat Martino, Tony Monaco, John Scofield, Lee Ritenour, Joe Lovano, and done prominent session work with a wide variety of musicians including Ray Charles, Bette Midler, Janis Siegel, Diana Krall, Jimmy Smith, and Van Morrison. #joeydefrancesco #prayerforpeace #trumpet #piano #hammondorgan #hammondb3