Presented by the TD Niagara Jazz Festival, the HUNGRY 4 HAMMOND Series is an exciting new series that explores the world of the Hammond B3 organ and features performers that will bring it to life. These performers are from the Niagara Region and beyond. (see schedule below and artist info below)
HISTORY OF THE HAMMOND
Over two million Hammond organs have been manufactured since their ‘birth’ in 1935. Created by Laurens Hammond as a lower-cost alternative to the wind-driven pipe organ. The Hammond organ quickly became popular with jazz musicians and many organ trios started to form. Jimmy Smith’s use of the Hammond B-3, inspired a generation of organ players, and its use became more widespread in the 1960s and1970s in virtually every genre of music, especially jazz.
Hammond organs for both events will be provided by Rodger Niznik.
This series is presented LIVE on two dates: Saturday, September 12 and Saturday, October 03.
Join us on Saturday evening, September 12nd for Part 1 of a 2-part dinner & show series presenting four of Canada’s finest Hammond organ artists.
Part 1 features:
The Matt Weidinger Band
Join us on Saturday evening, October 3rd for Part 2 of a the 2-part dinner & show series presenting four of Canada’s finest Hammond organ artists.
Part 2 features:
JV’s Boogaloo Squad
The Joint Chiefs of Soul, ft. Lance Anderson
This is a live, in person event taking place at a private Niagara location.
This event will also be streamed live from our Facebook and YouTube channels.