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Dr. Lonnie Smith, Conor Maynard In The Studio

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Soul jazz organist Dr. Lonnie Smith talks on Soundcheck. Soul jazz organist Dr. Lonnie Smith talks on Soundcheck. (Michael Katzif / WNYC)

Tonight on Soundcheck: Soul jazz legend and Hammond B3 organ player Dr. Lonnie Smith talks about the joys and challenges of playing an instrument that he refers to as the “425 pound beast.”

Then, young British pop star Conor Maynard performs an acoustic set in the studio.

And, a preview of a handful of gigs coming up in NYC this week.

Dr. Lonnie Smith: Soul Jazz Legend Still Grooving

Hammond B3 organ player Dr. Lonnie Smith has been an integral part of the soul jazz and funk scene since the 1960s. Smith talks about the joys and challenges of playing an instrument that he refers to as the “425 pound beast.”

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Conor Maynard: British Pop, Unplugged

Young British pop star Conor Maynard debuted at the top of the UK charts last year. Now, he’s trying to shift his success across the pond. He performs in our studio.

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What Are Your Musical 'Red Lights'?

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Gig Alert: South American Music Festival

The first annual NYC South American Music Festival comes to Zinc Bar tonight. Download tracks from Sofia Rei, Sofia Tosello, Gregorio Uribe, and Juancho Herrera.

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