Deep Blue Organ Trio / Bio

The Deep Blue Organ Trio began officially performing under that moniker in 2000, although Hammond B-3 organist Chris Foreman, drummer Greg Rockingham, and guitarist Bobby Broom had known each other since the '80s, playing clubs around their hometown of Chicago. Consistently crossing each others' paths, they eventually gigged around the Windy City as a unit, while individually, backing up jazz and blues legends including Hank Crawford, Albert Collins, Nat Adderley, Kenny Burrell, Charles Earland, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Stanley Turrentine, and Kenny Burrell, among others.

By 2001 the trio began to successfully assert their musical mission of bringing the jazz organ trio format into the new millennium. Steeped not only in organ jazz, the trio adds funk, soul, R&B, gospel, and spirituals into the collective mix. The Deep Blue Organ Trio released their first album on Delmark, Deep Blue Bruise, in 2004. The follow up, Going to Town: Live at the Green Mill, was recorded live during their weekly Tuesday nights at Chicago's Green Mill Lounge, their steady gig from 2003-12. A DVD of the show was released in tandem with the CD. Their 2008 release, Folk Music, won a Chicago Music Award and held a #2 spot on the national jazz radio chart for a month. Most recently, their 2011Stevie Wonder tribute CD "Wonderful!", reached #1 on the national jazz radio chart.

The continues to perform throughout the U.S. and abroad, regularly on Tuesday nights when at home at Andy's Jazz Club in Downtown-Chicago, and has also enjoyed touring frequently as opening act for Steely Dan.

General Info

Band Members
Chris Foreman, Bobby Broom, Greg Rockingham
Artist Name
Deep Blue Organ Trio
Home Page
Active Since
Jazz / Blues / Soul

Contact Info

Chicago, IL
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