1. Washington Nationals Stadium Organ

    Famous Organists: Jimmy Smith

    In the next installation of our Famous Organists blog series, we will be discussing the legendary Jimmy Smith, a jazz organist who is ubiquitously recognized as the musician who popularized and legitimized the tonewheel organ.   A Musical Background James (Jimmy) Smith was born December 8, 1925 (or possibly 1928, reports vary) in Norristown, Pennsylvania, a small town outside of Philadelphia.…Read More