Tony Monaco
Tony Monaco has been playing music since he was eight years old. When he was twelve, Tony was given a Jimmy Smith album and instantly knew that Jazz Organ was his calling. Tony began to play in jazz night clubs around Columbus, OH, while he was still learning the art of the Hammond B-3 organ. Tony was influenced by hometown organists such as Hank Marr and Don Patterson. Tony's newfound fascination led him to jazz organ legends Jimmy McGriff, Richard "Groove" Holmes, Charles Earland, Jack McDuff and Lonnie Smith. Here Tony found an unlimited source of inspiration. At the age of 20, Tony was invited by Jimmy Smith to play with him at Jimmy's club in Woodland Hills, CA. In 2000, Tony met Joey DeFrancesco in Columbus. The two of them became friends, and Joey offered to produce a CD for him (Out Of Nowhere). Tony received the award of "Excellent Instrumentalist" by the Greater Columbus Music Awards 2000.
contact: tonymonacolessons@gmail.com
homepage: www.b3monaco.com
myspace myspace.com/tonymonacotrio
on tour Click on the logo to see Tony's tour dates.

 

Discography
The Monacos Are Moving Up
Blue Ash Records BAR 2010
released 1976
Anthony [Tony] Monaco, organ, piano, bass, accordion
Don Smathers, sax, flute, clarinet
Dave Stuckey, trombone, flute
Howard Everitt, trumpet
Marino Monaco, drums, percussion
Teresa Monaco, vocals
Let's Bop!
no label
distributed by Tony Monaco, email b3monaco@aol.com
recorded in USA
Tony Monaco, Hammond B-3 organ
Louis Tsamous, drums
Dereck DeCenzo, guitar
Jeff Lee, guitar
Matt Wagoner, drums
Jim Curlis, drums
Jim Bastian, guitar
Out Of Nowhere!
no label
distributed by Tony Monaco, email b3monaco@aol.com
recorded May 2000 in Phoenix/USA
Tony Monaco, Hammond B-3 organ
Joey DeFrancesco, piano, trumpet
Paul Bollenback, guitar
Byron Landham, drums
Burnin' Grooves
Summit DCD 304
recorded May 2000 in Phoenix/USA and in Columbus/USA
Tony Monaco, Hammond B-3 organ
Joey DeFrancesco, piano
Paul Bollenback, guitar
Byron Landham, drums
Derek DiCenzo, guitar
Louis Tsamous, drums
Master Chops
Summit DCD 325
recorded November 2001 in USA
Tony Monaco, Hammond B-3 organ, accordion, vocals
Derek DiCenzo, guitar, steel drums
Louis Tsamous, drums
Sarah Morrow, trombone
Donny McCaslin, sax
Kenny Rampton, trumpet
Intimately Live At The 501
Summit DCD 341
recorded May 2002 in USA
Tony Monaco, Hammond B-3
Robert Kraut, guitar
Louis Tsamous, drums
Paesanos On The New B3
Summit DCD 400
recorded December 2002 in USA
Tony Monaco, New B3 organ, accordion
Robert Kraut, guitar
Louis Tsamous, drums
Joey DeFrancesco, New B3 organ, trumpet
Craig Ebner, guitar
Byron Landham, drums
Fiery Blues
Summit DCD 425
recorded December 2002 in USA
Tony Monaco, Hammond organ
Robert Kraut, guitar
Louis Tsamous, drums
Derek DiCenzo, guitar
Tom Carroll, guitar
Jim Rupp, drums
Gene Walker, sax
Willie Pouch, vocals
East To West
Chicken Coup Records DCD 7001
recorded October 2005 in Galena/OH, USA
Tony Monaco, organ
Bruce Forman, guitar
Adam Nussbaum, drums
Byron Rooker, sax
Willie Pooch's Funk-N-Blues
Chicken Coup Records DCD 7007

Willie Pooch, vocals
Tony Monaco, organ
Rick Collura, guitar
Louis Tsamous, drums
Fresh Spin
Chicken Coup Records CCP 7009
recorded December 2006 in Galena, OH
Pete Mills, tenor sax
Tony Monaco, organ
Pete McCann, guitar
Jim Rupp, drums
Andy Woodson, bass
Live At The Orbit Room
Chicken Coup Records DCD 7012
recorded live June 2007 at the Orbit Room in Toronto/Canada
Tony Monaco, Hammond B-3 organ
Ted Quinlan, guitar
Vito Rezza, drums
A Night In Jazz
Tuscia in Jazz TIJ0802
recorded live July 2008 in Tuscia/Italy
Ray Mantilla, percussion
Tony Monaco, organ
Flavio Boltro, trumpet
Francesco De Siato, flute
Elio Coppola, drums
Francisco Mela, drums
Karl Potter, percussion
Undeniable
HighNote Records HCD 7231
recorded live 26-28 June 2009 at Blues Alley in Washington, DC/USA
Pat Martino, guitar
Tony Monaco, organ
Eric Alexander, tenor sax
Jeff "Tain" Watts, drums
Celebration
Chicken Coup Records CCP 7016
recorded in Columbus, OH/USA
Tony Monaco, organ, vocal
Joey DeFrancesco, organ
Ken Fowser, tenor sax
Donny McCaslin, tenor sax
Sarah Morrow, trombone
Kenny Rampton, trumpet
Robert Kraut, guitar
Derek Dicenzo, guitar
Ted Quinian, guitar
Asako Itoh, piano
Reggie Jackson, drums
Byron Landham, drums
Adam Nussbaum, drums
Jason Brown, drums
Vito Rezza, drums
Louis Tsamous, drums
Mary McClendon, lead vocals
Columbus Choir Singers
Live At Cotton Club Japan
Mocloud Records DDCZ-1908
recorded live June 2012 at Cotton Club, Tokyo/Japan
Tony Monaco, organ
Yosuke Onuma, guitar
Gene Jackson, drums
Furry Slippers
Chicken Coup Records CCP7021
recorded January 2014 in Westerville, OH/USA
Tony Monaco, Hammond organ, vocals
Fareed Haque, guitar
Greg Fundis, drums
Asako Monaco, piano
New Adventures
TMPG Records
recorded 2014
Tony Monaco, Hammond organ
Howard Paul, guitar
Jim Rupp, drums
Groove: Blue
Q-rious Records
recorded 2015 in Columbia, OH/USA
Tony Monaco, Hammond organ
Vinny Valentino, guitar
Steve Smith, drums
At One
Mocloud Records DDCZ-2086

Tony Monaco, Hammond B-3 organ
Yosuke Onuma, guitar
Gene Jackson, drums
The Keys Of Cool
no label

Richie Cole, alto sax
Tony Monaco, Hammond organ
Mark Lucas, guitar
Reid Hoyson, drums
Noel Quintana, congas
The Definition Of Insanity
Chicken Coup Records CCP 7028
recorded August 2018 in Columbus, OH/USA
Tony Monaco, Hammond B-3 organ, piano, accordion, vocals
Asako Monaco, piano
Derek DiCenzo, guitar
Tony McClung, drums
Strollin'
Reid Hoyson Productions

Tony Monaco, Hammond B-3 organ
Mark Lucas, guitar
Hendrik Meurkens, harmonica
Reid Hoyson, drums
Four Brothers
Chicken Coup CCP 7029

Tony Monaco, Hammond B-3 organ
Edwin Bayard, soprano sax, tenor sax
Kevin Turner, guitar
Willie B Barthel III, drums

 
Videos
Playing Jazz Hammond
instructional, 5 parts
Tony Monaco, organ
Tribute To The Master - Live At The Park Street Tavern
recorded 2006 in Columbus/OH, USA
Tony Monaco, organ
Robert Kraut, guitar
Louis Tsamous, drums
Jimmy Smith jr., special guest
Playing Blues Hammond
instructional, 2 parts
Tony Monaco, organ
Bass and Comp #1
instructional
Tony Monaco, organ
Live At Java Jazz Festival 2017
2017 live at Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta/Indonesia
Fareed Haque, guitar
Tony Monaco, Hammond B-3 organ
unknown, drums

 
Sound Samples
MP3 "Yardbird Suite", from the album "Let's Bop!"
05:56 - 5,574kB
Video n/a

 
YouTube videos
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