Joey DeFrancesco - Singin' And Swingin' (Full Album) 2001. Joey DeFrancesco, from Springfield, Pennsylvania, left us on August 25, 2022 at only 51. He was one of Hammond’s greatest soloists, as well as playing trumpet, saxophone and singing. It was a four-time grammy award-nomenee and a member of the Hammond Hall of Fame with Brian Auger, Billy Preston, Steve Winwood and his teacher Jimmy Smith. Jazz Times called it "the best B3 player on the planet". He has played with the greatest musicians from Miles Davis to Ray Charles, from George Benson to John McLaughlin, James Moody, Elvin Jones, Van Morrison and many others. He has released more than thirty solo albums and almost fifty as a sideman. So long Joey.