Artists

Here's a quick survey of just a few of the people who made--and are making--things happen for the Hammond Organ. I've provided links to artists who have websites, and wikipedia pages for those who don't.

Please also try: The International Archives for the Jazz Organ for a much larger list.

Artist Where To Start
Barbara Dennerlein Fantastic, innovative player who really gave the Hammond a huge boost when she emerged in the early 80s. Website
Bernie Worrell Funk legend, child prodigy, session player proficient on all keyboards. Website
Bill Doggett Legendary Philly innovator, one of the first soul-jazz organists. Wikipedia
Booker T. Jones Stax, session legend and all-around good guy. Website
Charles Earland Prolific and innovative, Charles is an important figure in the soul-jazz organ style. Wikipedia
Dr. John Legendary New Orleans musician with a totally unique style. Website
Jack McDuff Extremely soulful and funky player. Wikipedia
Jimmy McGriff Primarily known as a groovy, bluesy player with some surprises! Website
Jimmy Smith The innovator himself, arguably the father of the genre. Wikipedia
Joey DeFrancesco A luminary in the contempary scene--fantastic player! Website
John Medeski Very innovative multi-keyboard player, always pushing boundaries. Website
Larry Goldings Versatile player/sideman/composer, fluent in a variety of styles. Website
Larry Young Fused soul-jazz and modern/modal/quartal harmonies beautifully. Website
Lonnie Smith Another legend, covering soul, jazz, R&B and more. Website
Mose Davis Funk-a-plenty. Website
Richard "Groove" HolmesDefinitely a groover, this player could hold his own anywhere. Wikipedia
Shirley Scott Solid, groovy soul-jazz monster. Wikipedia