Jan Kořínek

Hammond Organist Jan Kořínek started his musical career as a bass player, something which has stayed with him on the organ, giving him funky, left-hand chops that even bass players marvel at. His style is very much in the tradition of the first generation (or the "old-school") of great Hammond organists - such as "Wild" Bill Davis, Jimmy McGriff, Jimmy Smith, and Richard "Groove" Holmes - all of whom walked a thin line between blues and jazz.

 He's a much sought after Hammond organist on the European blues circuit, and as such has toured with various international artists including Lorenzo Thompson, Eb Davis, Sharon Lewis, and Charlie Sawyer. Jan Korinek has also worked with several groups of note, for instance The Kinsey Report, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, and has appeared on numerous recordings.

Jan Korinek's band - Groove - currently performs as a Hammond organ trio that is occasionally joined by Osian Roberts, or Rostislav Fras on saxophone. Last year the Czech Radio featured the band in one on its radio programs, which was broadcast online and is now available through the EBU (European Broadcasting Union) and Czech National TV has recently recorded one the band's concerts and is going to cover the band's story and music in an hour long program.

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