Dr. Lonnie Smith

Dr. Lonnie Smith is among the well respected organists, who demonstrate instruments for fellow musicians. Dr. Lonnie has been a regular performer at the NAMM Shows since the 1960s. He was born in Lackawanna, New York, and soon joined his singing family on the radio performing everything from gospel to jazz. Over the years he has recorded with a long list of jazz artists such as George Benson, King Curtis and Joey DeFrancesco. His recordings on the Blue Note Record label beginning in 1967 captured some of the most memorable performances in his career. Several of those albums have become classic examples of jazz organ performances, especially the albums “Think” and “Turning Point.”

Interview Date:
January 22, 2012
Job Title:
Musician, Product Endorser
Company:
Hammond-Suzuki

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