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Joey DeFrancesco The King of Jazz Organ Dies at 51

Joey DeFrancesco, who has been key in bringing the...

Hammond organ to jazz music, passed away on Thursday. 

His fans are inconsolable over this news, which stunned the entire world

His passing was reported by his record label, Mack Avenue, but...

Neither the location of his death nor the reason for it were given

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Mr. DeFrancesco was a natural musician. He was raised in a baronial family that has a three-generation musical history

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Joey DeFrancesco had more than 30 records as a leader and was a four-time Grammy Award nominee

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DeFrancesco was a nine-time winner of the Down Beat Critics Poll (organ) and has won the Down Beat Readers Poll each year since 2005.