Lonnie 75

2012 MIJF 40
Page added Jun 30, 2017 Updated Jul 5, 2017

On Jazztrack, Mal celebrates the 75th Birthday of jazz organist Dr. Lonnie Smith, with a recording captured in Melbourne back in 2012.

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Catch a set from Hammonb B3 icon Dr. Lonnie Smith - recorded at the 2012 Melbourne International Jazz Fest as we celebrate his birthday. Speaking of the Melbourne Jazz Fest, we'll also hear more from Swiss trio MaxMantis from this year's event (2017) - ahead of the full set on Thursday Night Live. Plus - new releases from Aussie musicians Brenton Foster out of Melbourne, Sydney's Sandy Evans and Perth saxophonist Gemma Farrell.

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Jul 2, 2017. 5:00pm - 6:50pm
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Lonnie Smith (born July 3, 1942), styled Dr. Lonnie Smith, is an American jazz Hammond B3 organist. Early life: He was born in Lackawanna, New York, into a family with a vocal group and radio program. Smith says that his mother was a major influence on him musically, as she introduced him to gospel, classical, and jazz music. He was part of several vocal ensembles in the 1950s, including the...

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