Natalie’s presents Blues Force, featuring the dynamic trio of Tony Monaco (Hammond B-3) Rick Collura (Guitar), and Louis Tsamous (Drums).
Tony Monaco began his keyboard life at age eight, on the accordion. When he was twelve, his destiny as a jazz organist was sealed when he first heard Jimmy Smith. In 2000, Tony released the critically acclaimed “Burnin Grooves”, and the international success of the recording served as the catalyst for regional and national tours. An ardent student of the Hammond B-3 organ, it’s no surprise that he is an accomplished teacher as well. Tony continues his mission to raise awareness and appreciation of jazz organ and its importance in genres as diverse as traditional Gospel, R&B and Modern Jazz.
Rick Collura is an influential and well respected guitarists in the central Ohio area, and he regularly performs with The Blue Cats, the Red Oakley Band, and many other groups.
Drummer Louis Tsamous is an accomplished and versatile musician who has toured the world and recorded with Stanley Turrentine, Etta James, David “Fathead” Newman, and Tony Monaco, among others.