Joey DeFrancesco

We are saddened to learn of the untimely death of legendary jazz musician Joey DeFrancesco. Just 51 years old, he was arguably the greatest B3 player of all time and a musical genius. Our thoughts and prayers are with the DeFrancesco family. 😢




Joey was a legendary jazz musician, five-time Grammy nominated, master of the jazz organ, saxophone, trumpet and vocalist Joey DeFrancesco. In the world of organ players, Joey DeFrancesco is the king. 


“…watching DeFrancesco solo on trumpet while comping on organ with his left hand ranks with seeing Rahsaan Roland Kirk play three saxophones at once.” — DownBeat Magazine


It’s rare for one man to change the face of an instrument, and before he turned forty, but Joey DeFrancesco has done just that. Joey was one of the youngest musicians to be recruited by Miles Davis for his band, and he has performed with countless renowned jazz artists that include Ray Charles, Van Morrison, Diana Krall, Nancy Wilson, George Benson, James Moody, John Scofield, Bobby Hutcherson, Jimmy Cobb, John McLaughlin, Larry Coryell, David Sanborn and many more. The five time Grammy® Award-nominee, with more than 30 recordings as a leader under his belt, has received countless Jazz Journalist Association awards and other accolades worldwide, including being inducted into the inaugural Hammond Organ Hall of Fame, the Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame as well as topping the Critics Polls in DownBeat Magazine eleven times over the past fifteen years and the Readers Polls every year since 2005.


Experience “Joey D” live to see why JazzTimes claims, “…from sublime to positively pyrotechnics…he’s the best B3 player on the planet.”

“He has dominated the instrument and the field as no one of his generation has.” – Chicago Tribune


Meet this Extraordinary Band

Organ, Saxophone, Trumpet, Vocals : Joey DeFrancesco

Drums: Anwar Marshall

Guitar: Lucas Brown


November 4 & 5, 2022
Two Seatings Nightly 5PM & 8PM


The Lift at Cascade
50827 Highway 550, Durango
Just north of Purgatory Resort.
This is an intimate cabaret-style dinner setting. Go to Past Events (top menu bar) for images of our venue.


5PM VIP Seating with Dinner
8PM VIP Seating with Dinner
VIP Seating includes Reserved Seating and Dinner: Salad, Choice of Entree, Dessert. VIP seating is limited to 19 private tables. Groups larger than 4, can book online and then please email or Call (970) 259 8045 to arrange seating.

Questions? Call Donna at (970) 259 8045 or email