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Will Blades (born 1979) is a jazz organist from Chicago, currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Wil began playing drums at the age of 8, guitar at 13, and then found his true calling on Hammond B-3 at 19. While studying Jazz at New College of California with bassist Herbie Lewis, Wil landed weekly gigs at John Lee Hooker’s Boom Boom Room in San Francisco. Barely of legal age, veteran musicians, such as trumpeter Oscar Myers, took him under their wings. Being self-taught on organ, the weekly gigs proved to be the best lessons of all. In the years since, Wil has received tutelage from Jazz Organ master, Dr. Lonnie Smith. Discography: Wil Blades 2007 - Sketchy (Doodlin' Records) 2014 - Field Notes (Royal Potato Family) Billy Martin and Wil Blades Duo 2012 - Shimmy (Amulet/Royal Potato Family) (As sideman) 2004 - Sebastien Lanson - In Transition (Dancing Sumo Records) 2005 - Fil Lorenz Soul-Tet - Stinky Stinky EP (Hammondbeat Records) 2006 - Terrence Brewer - The Calling: Vol. 2 (Strong Brew Music) 2007 - Will Bernard - Party Hats (Palmetto Records) 2007 - Karl Denson - Lunar Orbit (Bobby Ace Records) 2009 - Terrence Brewer - Groovin' Wes (Strong Brew Music) 2012 - Will Bernard Trio - Outdoor Living (Dreck to Disk) 2012 - Eddie Roberts - Eddie Roberts' West Coast Sounds (Tallest Man Records) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.