Celebrations of the Life and Music of Joey DeFrancesco
Gloria DeFrancesco, the wife and manager of the beloved Joey DeFrancesco who sailed with us many times, is organizing events in Philadelphia, Pa. and Phoenix, Ariz. for friends and former band members to celebrate the legacy of the late organist and multi-instrumentalist.
Titled “Honoring Joey DeFrancesco: A Celebration of Life & Music,” the events will be held April 1 at The Philadelphia Clef Club and April 9 at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix.
Performing in Philadelphia are Terell Stafford (trumpet), Lucas Brown (organ and guitar), Anwar Marshall (drums), Jerry Weldon (saxophone) and the Temple University Jazz Band, with proceeds going to support The Philadelphia Clef Club Summer Jazz Camp.
Ronnie Foster (organ), Dan Wilson (guitar), Troy Roberts (saxophone) and Lewis Nash (drums) will perform at the celebration in Phoenix. Ticket holders for that event can also visit the museum’s Joey DeFrancesco Exhibit, which has been updated recently.
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