Skip to main content
  • Trust pilot, 4 point 5 stars.
  • WORLDWIDE shipping

  • FREE UK delivery over £35


Jimmy Smith

Jimmy Smith

Formed: 8th December 1928, Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA

Disbanded: 8th February 2005, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

Nationality: American

James Oscar Smith was an American jazz musician whose albums often appeared on Billboard magazine charts. He helped popularize the Hammond B-3 organ, creating a link between jazz and 1960s soul music.

In 2005, Smith was awarded the NEA Jazz Masters Award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the highest honor that America bestows upon jazz musicians.

Further Reading: Jimmy Smith

Artist Profile, Jimmy Smith

Another week, another new article heading, this one incorporating Classic album of the Week (it's their fault for showing me how to add categories). Jimmy Smith transformed the Hammond organ into a pukka jazz beast, so let's go Back to the Chicken Shack with Jimmy and also indulge in a brief(ish) history of the mighty B3, and its dark twin, the Leslie cabinet.

All Genres: Jimmy Smith

Recent Best Sellers: Jimmy Smith