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Little Charlie and Organ Grinder Swing

Piedmont Piano Company is pleased to present

Little Charlie and Organ Grinder Swing


The organ trio Little Charlie and Organ Grinder Swing includes blues/jazz guitarist Little Charlie Baty (former leader of Little Charlie and the Nightcats), organist/ keyboardist Lorenzo Farrell, and drummer Jason Hansen. Skronky Tonk, their latest release on the Eller Soul label, earned a 4 star review from Downbeat Magazine. It showcases their bluesy approach to jazz and also demonstrates their willingness to expand the scope of an organ trio to Brazilian choro music and gypsy jazz. Come enjoy an evening of bluesy jazz.

$20 - To reserve tickets with your credit card, please call (510) 547-8188

Listen to Little Charlie and Organ Grinder Swing:

Little Charlie and Organ Grinder Swing is a 3-piece Organ Trio consisting of Little Charlie Baty on guitar, Lorenzo Farrell on organ, and Jason Hansen on drums. Baty, Farrell, and Hansen played together for several years as Little Charlie and the Nightcats (along with vocalist/harp player Rick Estrin) and often played jazz and jump instrumentals in this group. After Baty left the group in 2008, Lorenzo Farrell began exploring the Hammond organ as a means of musical expression. The trio of Baty, Farrell, and Hansen formed an organ trio and expanded this motif to include gypsy jazz and Brazilian choro music. Their 2016 release ‘Skronky Tonk’ on the Eller Soul label received a lot of critical acclaim, including a 4 star review in the prestigious jazz magazine Downbeat. This special project Little Charlie and Organ Grinder Swing enables the trio to explore a wide variety of music in an instrumental setting and consists of 3 members who have toured the world as part of Little Charlie and the Nightcats. Swing, bop, blues, Latin, gypsy jazz are all components of their repertoire. Improvisation, humor, dexterity, and the jazz spirit decorate their performances - all delivered with a heavy dash of blues.

Earlier Event: January 7
Free Dive
Later Event: January 21
Rhonda Benin