Tony Monaco returns to Savannah for Coastal Jazz Association’s #SundayJazz concert on Sunday, May 17th at Johnny Harris Restaurant from 5:00–7:00pm.
Tony Monaco may be the best organ player you have yet to hear; flying stealth while playing arguably some of the hottest B-3 Organ around. Mentored by the legendary Jimmy Smith in what is considered the classic style, Monaco does not swing, smolder or smoke: “Tony Monaco burns.” (Critical Jazz Review, 2012).
Tony Monaco began his keyboard life at age eight. An enthusiastic student, Tony was guided by local organ gurus Hank Marr and Don Patterson. Jimmy Smith later invited Tony to play at his club in California. In April 2000, Tony met fellow jazz organist Joey DeFrancesco, who offered to produce a debut CD for him: the critically acclaimed “Burnin Grooves.” Presently, Tony maintains a very busy schedule that includes festival appearances, clinics, and workshops!
Tony will be accompanied by Savannah’s well-known Benedetto artist, Howard Paul, and Justin Varnes on drums.
Sunday, May 17th from 5:00–7:00pm at historic Johnny Harris Restaurant (1651 E. Victory Dr, Savannah).