John-Paul Gard Hammond Organ Trio

John-paul started playing the organ at the age of 10 and in eight months made it to the finals of the UK’s Best Organ Player in 1981. However, at the age of 20, he began to study the piano and it was as a pianist that he released his first album, Bad Attitude, and was offered a place at Berklee College in Boston. In recent years, with Pedalmania, he has moved back to the Hammond. Influenced by the great Jimmy Smith, John-paul takes the instrument into the 21st century, taking some classic tunes and giving them his own unique jazz groove.

John-Paul appears at 12:30pm at The Mall, Sutton Coldfield and 5:30pm at Th Crown, Corporation Street on Friday 12th