A lil series we will do from time to time on Saturday Mornings highlighting the beauty of one the greatest musical inventions of the 20th Century: The Hammond Organ. Who better to kick things off than the Godfather Jimmy Smith! Enjoy!

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.