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Markham Jazz Festival 2016

Joel Visentin’s Boogaloo Squad

Keyboardist, Joel Visentin, has a passion for the sound of the Hammond B3 organ. His group stands on the shoulders of soul/jazz giants like George Benson, Jimmy Smith, Grant Green and Doug Riley with renditions of classic Stax and Motown standards as well as his own original material. As a regular fixture at Toronto’s jazz/blues ground zero, The Rex, they have crafted a soulful sound that is simultaneously lost in the thrill of the moment and evoking a timeless musical nostalgia.