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has been playing music since he was eight years old. When he was twelve, he was
given a Jimmy Smith album and instantly knew that jazz organ was his calling.
Influenced by Hank Marr, Don Patterson, Jimmy McGriff and Richard “Groove”
Holmes, Monaco is among the hot new breed of Hammond B3 organ players on the
2000, he met jazz organ phenomenon Joey DeFrancesco. The two became instant
friends, with DeFrancesco offering to produce a CD for Monaco. The result, Burnin Grooves, sparked international
attention in Monaco’s playing. His releases have since been featured in
multiple jazz publications, including Downbeat, Jazz Times, and Jazziz. Several
of his works have spent time in Jazz Radio Charts Top 10.
Personnel Tony Monaco, organ Barry Finnerty, guitar Akira Tana, drums