The Hammond Organ meets Django Reinhardt” – Matthew Kaminski (Hammond Organ), Justin Varnes (Drums), Charles Williams (Guitarist), and special guest vocalist, Amy Pike:
Amy Pike is well known in Atlanta for her silky vocals in the Lost Continentals. As lead singer, front person, and principle songwriter for the primarily all original band, she led the Lost Continentals to 14 Best of Atlanta Swing awards, including her first one for Best Wig.
Matthew has a passion for jazz organ playing and has studied with Hammond B3 masters Ike Stubblefield, Tony Monaco, and Scott Giddens, as well a sharing the stage with fellow organists Pat Bianchi, Linda Dachtyl, Wil Blades, Todd Hildreth and guitarist Grant Green Jr. Additionally, Matthew has been a full time piano teacher since 2001 and currently teaches at The Peggy Still School of Music Alpharetta and Atlanta locations, and has taught at the college level for Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA. Matthew continues to perform regularly in the Atlanta, GA metro area on three instruments: the Hammond organ, piano, and accordion.
In April of 2009, Matthew accepted the position of organist for the Atlanta Braves. He can be heard at every home game at Turner Field, the home of the Atlanta Braves. As the organist for the Braves, Matthew has been featured in The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Chop Talk (the official magazine for the Atlanta Braves), Fox 5′s “Good Morning Atlanta” and “Good Day Extra”, and has received positive reviews from Braves announcers’ Don Sutton (Hall of Fame pitcher), Chip Carey, Joe Simpson, and Jim Powell.
In February of 2010, Matthew’s debut CD “Taking My Time” on Chicken Coup Records (Summit Records) is released featuring Matthew on the Hammond B3 Organ. Matthew is an Endorsee of the Hammond/Suzuki Organ Company and proudly perform on the Hammond XK System which is amplified by the Leslie 21 System Speaker.
Matt Kaminski Live Performance
Amy Pike Live Performance
When: Saturday, September 10, 2011 – 9:30pm & 11:30pm Shows
Where: Churchill Grounds Jazz Cafe
660 Peachtree Street
The Hammond organ was originally sold as a lower cost alternative for what instrument?
Entry Deadline: Friday, Sept. 9, 2011