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January 3, 2010

Cory Weeds, Joey DeFrancesco Headline Cellar Jazz

Written by
cindy mcleod

live jazz, Canada

Cory Weeds, Joey DeFrancesco

Live Recording
Cory Weeds Quartet
featuring Joey DeFrancesco
Fri & Sat, Jan 8 & 9
Cellar Jazz, Vancouver

Jazz Musicians to Record Live CD

Vancouver’s Cellar Jazz Club is the place to be next weekend, when saxophonist Cory Weeds lays down the tracks for his next album. He’s bound to create a stellar album as he’s joined by Hammond B3 giant Joey DeFrancesco, Joey’s long-time drummer Byron Landham and Vancouver trumpeter Chris Davis for the session. The live recording takes place at the Cellar Jazz Club, Friday & Saturday, Jan. 8th & 9th.

A professional musician for the past 15 years, Cory Weeds has made his mark on Canadian jazz in a big way. Recognized as one of the top players on the Vancouver scene, Weeds has also created the flourishing Cellar Jazz club and Cellar Live record label, and is a radio host and blog writer. In spite of his busy schedule, Weeds continues to perform/record regularly with numerous local musicians including Brad Turner, Hugh Fraser and Oliver Gannon and international artists such as Dr. Lonnie Smith, Peter Bernsein and Jim Rotondi. Cory’s last album, Everything’s Coming Up Weeds, received a nomination for National Jazz Awards ‘Album of the Year’ and spent 3 of 19 weeks in the top ten on the Jazz Week charts.

One of the jazz world’s leading Hammond B3 Organ players, Joey DeFrancesco’s music is credited with sparking a resurgence of the instrument in jazz. DeFrancesco’s deft, harmonic approach melds itself to a myriad of styles from soulful blues to hard bop and modal jazz. Today DeFrancesco is regarded by organ aficionados as the baddest B-3 burner in the business, a claim supported by his seven consecutive DownBeat Critics Polls.

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