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McTuff on Jazz Northwest

The organ trio (Hammond B3 organ, guitar and drums) is one of the jazz institutions. From the late 50s through the 60s, organ trios were one of the most popular styles of jazz, particularly in hotbeds like Detroit and Philadelphia.

The Seattle band McTuff was formed in 2008 as a tribute to organ greats Jimmy Smith and Captain Jack McDuff, but they've added their own take on the classics and play a lot of original music, too. 

McTuff played this month's Art of Jazz concert at The Seattle Art Museum and the concert was recorded for Jazz Northwest .

McTuff plays a long-standing gig at the Seamonster Lounge in Seattle where they've played Tuesday nights for years. They've toured on the West Coast and played festivals including Bumbershoot and the New Orelans Jazz and Heritage Festival. McTuff has released three CDs with the newest one issued this Spring.

The group is led by Joe Doria at the Hammond B3, with Andy Coe on guitar and on this concert reunited with their original drummer, D'vonne Lewis.

Jim has been a fixture on Seattle radio since 1961. He was the host of Jazz After Hours on Public Radio International from 1984-2014. Currently Jim has been producing Jazz Northwest for KNKX since 1988. This weekly program focuses on the regional jazz scene and frequently includes performances Jim records on location for Jazz Northwest.