BMC Organ Trio
Jeff McLeod - Hammond Organ / Ben Bishop - Guitar / Morgan Childs - Drum Set
The BMC Organ Trio brings you the classic sounds of the organ trio with all its bluesy, groovy, soulful and swinging goodness. The trio plays a wide range of material spanning many decades from the classic tunes of Jimmy Smith and Wes Montgomery to fresh adaptations of pop and soul tunes, from brand-new originals to beautiful under-played standards from the American Songbook.
The trio formed in 2008 while Jeff McLeod and Ben Bishop were both living in Rochester, New York, studying at the Eastman School of Music. Their shared love of the classic Hammond Organ/Guitar/Drums bands of the 1950s and 60s led them to form this trio and begin performing around Western New York. The trio went into the studio in 2012 to record a full record of material for Jeff's release Double Entendre. This record earned a nomination for Jazz Album of the Year at the 2012 Western Canadian Music Awards.
In 2015, with Bishop and McLeod both settled in Toronto, the trio jumped back into action this time with the ever-swinging Morgan Childs on drums. On many gigs, we join forces with the great saxophonist Chris Gale.