Linda Dachtyl

lindaHammond Linda Dachtyl- Hammond B3 organ Hammond Suzuki Artist

Linda is a performer, composer, and formally adjunct music instructor at Kenyon College and Ohio Wesleyan University. Her playing experience includes jazz, blues, rock, and classical music genres.
She holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance from Capital University and a Master of Arts in Percussion Pedagogy from The Ohio State University.

Linda’s LDB3 and Friends 2006 Chicken Coup Records release,”Blue Bop” has received very favorable local and national reviews and also charted for 6 weeks on in the summer of 2006.

Linda’s second release on Chicken Coup Records, “For Hep Cats” was released nationally on January 8, 2008 and achieved a chart position of No. 45 on the Top 100.

In addition to her B3 quartet, she is also the leader of the “QED” jazz piano trio that works frequently in the central Ohio area.

Linda will also take calls for B3, piano, keyboard, and drumset work in jazz, blues, and rock genres on a substitute basis.Some other artists and organizations she has performed concerts or club dates with include:

Blue Lou Marini, Trudy Pitts, Gloria Coleman, Jim Alfredson and Organissimo, Gene Walker, Sean Carney, Teeny Tucker, Willie Pooch, Soul Satyr, The Johnny Mack Big Band, The Harry James Orchestra, The Benny Goodman Big Band, Honk, Wail, and Moan, Vaughn Wiester’s Famous Jazz Orchestra, The Rick Brunetto Big Band, Opera Columbus Orchestra, Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra, Columbus Light Opera, Wells Hills Orchestra and Pro Musica

Informal sit in sessions on B3 or piano with: Tony Monaco, Bobby Floyd, Lincoln Berry, the late Gene Ludwig, and the late Hank Marr.


"I KEEP BRAGGIN ALL ABOUT YOU TO ANYONE WHO PLAYS "KEYS:" and YOU ARE THE ONLY CDs except for JIMMY SMITH and McGRIFF in my TRUCK !! CANT GET ENUFF ".. Goldy McJohn, organist of the classic Steppenwolf band

"Put this spin on the "Hep" cycle and let it rotate, for it has the matchless signature that cleverly dispenses the art of cool rhythms. Linda Dachtyl and her jazz organ have orchestrated a tidy, little career of being one thing…unique! The style has this old-school fervor to its music sheets"

"Dachtyl extracts such elegance and smooth cool from her keys, the arrangements offer imaginative flair and are blurred from textbook regulations. For Hep Cats takes the blues mentality and injects the jazz feel properly with a charismatic approach." ...... ..."Dachtyl takes control on this spin and attaches a very pleasant and at times, naughty feel to it." Karl Stober

"In fact, we (Columbus, OH) may be the B3 capital of the world thanks to legendary figures like Don Patterson and Hank Marr—and to the B3 jockeys now playing at home and away, like Tony Monaco, Bobby Floyd and Linda Dachtyl... who counts Monaco and Marr among her major influences. Dachtyl began getting national attention with her release Blue Bop, but she can still be heard at area clubs like the Thirsty Ear and Dick’s Den." Lee Brown, The Other Paper, July 31, 2008

"Linda Dachtyl strikes appropriately blue moods on "For Hep Cats" (Chicken Coup Records), a fine album of smoky organ jazz recorded with Robert Kraut (guitar) and Gene Walker (tenor sax). She kicks the pedals to push the jaunty "Tone Wheel Grease"; "Trouble" swings irrepressibly; Jimmy ?McGriff's "Turn Blue" is slow moving dynamite. Three superior vocals round out the proceedings; Lady Nikki Scott's "Since I Fell For You" narrowly edges Larry Smith's "Little Red Rooster" and Columbus, Ohio singer Jazzmary on Nina Simone's "Do I Move You?"

Dachtyl has good chops and feel, and she adjusts her tones carefully to evoke elegance or grease as required. There is no sound more beautiful than a Hammond organ played well."..Tom Hyslop, Blues Revue Magazine, June/July 2008

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