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Papa John DeFrancesco


The daddy of Joey DeFrancesco, “Papa John” experienced his career revived when his son’s success helped produce the renaissance from the Hammond organ. John’s dad had performed reeds with numerous swing bands, like the Dorsey Brothers. John DeFrancesco started playing trumpet when he was six and didn’t start playing body organ until his wife bought him an body organ for his 23rd birthday. Following a couple of months of almost nonstop training, he was prepared to perform in night clubs. In 1967 DeFrancesco relocated to Philadelphia and quickly he was area of the Philadelphia jazz picture. Nevertheless, in 1979 when Joey switched eight and began playing expertly, John temporarily quit his career to be able to supervise his child. Another child, Johnny DeFrancesco, progressed into an excellent guitarist. Within the 1990s, John DeFrancesco came back to a far more energetic playing career, documenting two strong units for Muse (Doodlin’ and Comin’ House — both which feature Joey on trumpet) and getting a national trustworthiness of his personal. “Papa John” takes on organ within an infectious hard bop design not that not the same as his kid. In the 21st hundred years he signed initial to Highnote and its sister imprint Savant, where he released a string of great recordings including Hip Wedding cake Walk in 2001, Jumpin’ in 2003, Strolling Uptown in 2004, and Desert High temperature in 2006. Following a five-year documenting hiatus, Papa John came back using a Philadelphia Story within a traditional B-3 trio placing with John Jr. on electric guitar and drummer Glenn Ferracone, with visitor performances from Joey and tenor guy Joe Fortunato.

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Nationality American
Children Joey DeFrancesco, Johnny DeFrancesco
Parents Joe DeFrancesco
Siblings Johnny DeFrancesco
Music Songs Cold Duck Time, Jumpin’, 160 Million Dollar Chinese Man, Latin Groove Duce, Doodlin’, A Philadelphia Story, GF's Attitude, Desert Heat, Dr. Mike, Papa Was a Rolling Stone, Blues in the Closet, Pokuscabadabra, By the Time I Get to Phoenix, I’ll Close My Eyes, Tune 88, Strange Brew, Do You Want To Dance, Minor Chant, Blues For L.D., Sonnymoon, It's Your Thing, The Thang, One for Jack Mac, Delaware Fox, House of the Rising Sun, What Happened, You Are So Beautiful, Mojo, Sunny, Here’s That Rainy Day, All Blues, 24/7
Albums Walking Uptown, Jumpin’, Desert Heat, Doodlin’, A Philadelphia Story, All in the Family
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album, Juno Award for Traditional Jazz Album of the Year
Movies Moonlight Serenade

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The Answer Man 2009 set production assistant
The Happening 2008 set production assistant - as Anthony DeFranceso
Birds of America 2008 set production assistant
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia 2005-2007 TV Series production assistant - 32 episodes
Cover 2007 assistant: Mr. Duke
Bam's Unholy Union 2007 TV Series production assistant - 3 episodes
Cold Case 2004-2007 TV Series production assistant - 14 episodes
Shooter 2007/I production assistant: Philadelphia
Charlotte's Web 2006 production assistant: aerial unit
Beer League 2006 set production assistant
Invincible 2006 set production assistant
Lady in the Water 2006 set production assistant
Shadow: Dead Riot 2006 production assistant
Annapolis 2006 set production assistant
In Her Shoes 2005 set production assistant - uncredited
Shadowboxer 2005 set production assistant
Hi-Jinks 2005 TV Series set production assistant - 6 episodes
Viva la Bam 2004 TV Series production assistant - 1 episode
The 24th Day 2004 production assistant
Hack 2003-2004 TV Series production assistant - 14 episodes
Jersey Girl 2004 production assistant

Camera Department

Camera Department

Okja 2017 second assistant camera "b" camera: New York post-production
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia TV Series digital utility - 13 episodes, 2008 second assistant camera - 3 episodes, 2010 first assistant camera - 2 episodes, 2017
Fences 2016 "a" camera 2nd assistant
The Magnificent Seven 2016 second assistant camera: "a" camera: second unit / second assistant camera: "c" camera
The Mysteries of Laura 2015-2016 TV Series second assistant camera - 13 episodes
Creed 2015 second assistant camera: "b" camera / second assistant photographer: b camera
Focus 2015/II second assistant camera: "a" camera
True Story 2015/I second assistant camera: "a" camera
Forever 2014 TV Series second assistant camera - 4 episodes
The Maze Runner 2014 second assistant camera
Do No Harm TV Series second assistant camera - 11 episodes, 2013 second camera assistant - 4 episodes, 2013
This Time Tomorrow 2012/I camera operator: "b" camera
Silver Linings Playbook 2012 second assistant camera: "b" camera
Political Animals 2012 TV Mini-Series second assistant camera - 6 episodes
Safe 2012/I second assistant camera: "b" camera
The Big Year 2011 film loader: New York unit
Friends with Benefits 2011 digital loader
Limitless 2011/I film loader
Down the Shore 2011 film loader
How Do You Know 2010 loader
Bereavement 2010 film loader
The Last Airbender 2010 film loader: second unit
Law Abiding Citizen 2009 second assistant camera: "c" camera
The Other Woman 2009 camera loader
Dare 2009 additional second assistant camera
Tenure 2008 third assistant camera
Explicit Ills 2008 second assistant camera
The Ungodly 2007 camera production assistant
Back on Campus 2006 TV Series camera production assistant - 2006



The 24th Day 2004 Parking Garage Patron (uncredited)
7th Heaven 2003 TV Series Clerk

Art Department

Art Department

Syriana 2005 art department assistant: Baltimore & Washington D.C. - as Anthony Defrancesco

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