Joey DeFrancesco (born April 10, 1971) is an American jazz organist, trumpeter, and vocalist. Down Beat's Critics and Readers Poll selected him as the top jazz organist every year since 2003. DeFrancesco was born in Springfield, Pennsylvania. His grandfather was multi-instrumentalist Joe DeFrancesco, of Italian descent; his father is Hammond B3 player "Papa" John DeFrancesco, who took his son to jazz clubs from the age of seven. Joey DeFrancesco started playing the piano at the age of four, switching to the B3 shortly after.
Gianluca Tagliavini born in Novellara (RE) in 1969 and began playing keyboards at 5 years, preferring vintage instruments like the Hammond organ. In 1994 he won the Yamaha Music Quest with the group of Delinqenti (written without the "u") which consists of Moreno Marani on percussion, Luciano Ghezzi on bass, Phil Palmer on guitar, Roberto Tini (Robertini) on guitar and vocals. The statement is the first participation in a music competition in Tokyo, with the song Casto at all costs, and a three-year contract to return to Italy with Sony Music for the production of the album Souls for trouble.
Alberto Marsico was born in Turin in 1966, and he's been a professional musician for 25 years. His true love and passion for the jazz organ first came out when he attended a Jack McDuff workshop in Genova in 1994. Jack once told him, after recording one of Alberto's tunes (Jack-Pot): "Alberto, you got Hammond Blood". That was the turning point in Alberto's career, and "Hammond Blood" is also the title of the first CD he recorded in 1994.
Andreas Pålsson studied percussion at the Malmö College of Music, and he is currently the principal percussionist in the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra. During the last few years he has emerged on the Scandinavian jazz scene playing the organ, and in addition to performing with his own band (The Andreas Pålsson Trio), he has also played in the Zoltan Csörsz Jazz Trio.