Hometown: Columbus, OH
Label: Chicken Coup Records/Summit Records
Management: Linda or Cary Dachtyl email@example.com
Sounds Like: Jimmy McGriff, Trudy Pitts and Mr. C, Charles Earland, Jimmy Smith, KEITH EMERSON
Linda is a performer, composer, and music educator. (Kenyon College (2002-2013) and Ohio Wesleyan University (1998-2003), a Hammond-Suzuki artist, and co-owner of Permus Publications LLC, a publishing company specializing in materials for percussion education at all levels.
Her playing experience includes jazz, blues, rock, and classical music genres.
She holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance from Capital University and a Master of Arts in Percussion Pedagogy from The Ohio State University.
Linda has three national CD releases through Chicken Coup Records, international B3 artist Tony Monaco's record label that is associated with Summit Records.
"Blue Bop"-LDB3 and Friends (2006)
"For Hep Cats"-Linda Dachtyl (2008)
"A Late One"-Linda Dachtyl (2013)
In addition to her B3 quartet, she is also the leader of the “QED” jazz piano trio that works frequently in the central Ohio area, keyboardist for the eclectic original rock group ESkip, organist for the Chip Willis Band, and the drummer for the popular Columbus, OH hard rock cover band, "Uncle Fester".
Linda will also take calls for B3, piano, keyboard, and drumset work in jazz, blues, and rock genres on a substitute basis.
Some other artists and organizations she has performed with include:
The Walt James Band
The Harry James Orchestra
The Benny Goodman Big Band
Honk, Wail, and Moan
Vaughn Wiester’s Famous Jazz Orchestra
The Rick Brunetto Big Band
Opera Columbus Orchestra
Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra
Columbus Light Opera
Wells Hills Orchestra
Informal sit ins with: Tony Monaco, Bobby Floyd, Lincoln Berry, Gene Ludwig, Hank Marr.
"Linda Dachtyl strikes appropriately blue moods on "For Hep Cats" a fine album of smoky organ jazz.
She kicks the pedals to push the jaunty "Tone Wheel Grease"; Jimmy McGriff's "Turn Blue" is slow moving dynamite."
"There is no sound more beautiful than a Hammond organ played well."
Tom Hyslop - Blues Revue Magazine
“... "Dachtyl extracts such elegance and smooth cool from her keys, the arrangements offer imaginative flair and are blurred from textbook regulations. For Hep Cats takes the blues mentality and injects the jazz feel properly with a charismatic approach."
Karl Stober - EJazznews.com
"Her sound is refreshing yet ‘old school’. It can be silky one moment and ferocious the next. One thing for sure, she gets right down to the nitty gritty from the first note on."
Pete Fallico - Blue Bop liner notes
"Linda is superb in every department, on every track. Her solos soar, her unison playing is tight, her supporting fills like Baby Bear’s porridge – not too hot, not too cold, but just right!"
Fritz the Night Owl - The Short North Gazette
"In fact, we (Columbus, OH) may be the B3 capital of the world thanks to legendary figures like Don Patterson and Hank Marr—and to the B3 jockeys now playing at home and away, like Tony Monaco, Bobby Floyd and Linda Dachtyl... who counts Monaco and Marr among her major influences."
Lee Brown - The Other Paper