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Dr. Lonnie Smith

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Virtuosic funk-jazz organist, Dr. Lonnie Smith
on November 10 to 13, 2017 at Half Note Jazz club Trivonianou 17, Metz, Athens - 210 9213360 - Start Time: Fri & Sat: 22.30, Sun & Mon: 21.30 - Entrance: 20 euros (bars), 25 euros (2nd zone), 30 euros (1st zone) - Dr. Lonnie Smith is an unparalleled musician, composer, performer and recording artist. An authentic master and guru of the Hammond B-3 organ for over five decades, he has been featured on over seventy albums, and has recorded and performed with a virtual “Who’s Who” of the greatest jazz, blues and R&B giants in the industry. Consequently, he has often been hailed as a “Legend,” a “Living Musical Icon,” and as the most creative jazz organist by a slew of music publications. Jazz Times magazine describes him as “a riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a turban!” Always ahead of the curve, it is no surprise Dr. Smith’s fan-base is truly worldwide.

With a career that spans half a century, this Master of the Hammond B-3 organ has accumulated a plethora of accolades, recorded over twenty solo albums, and toured with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Etta James, Ron Carter and Lou Donaldson. Expect an eclectic evening of bold musical landscapes brought by one of the strongest musical outfits touring today.

Dr Lonnie Smith remains remarkably cliche-free, even so many years in the game. As he demonstrated, he retains an appetite for surprise and an openness to new input. Don't miss it !

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