Extensive touring as a sideman followed, with Ivory supporting tenor sax greats like Junior Walker and Willis "Gator" Jackson. Ivory moved to Oakland, CA, in 1974, and the city became his base of operations for the rest of his career. In 1983, he formed the Jackie Ivory Quartet, and performed regularly on the B-3 with the combo throughout the '80s, '90s, and '00s. Jackie Ivory Live at Jack's Bar (Orchard) was released in 2001; two years later, Honeycomb dropped Laying in the Cut, a loose, effortlessly funky set from Ivory and his quartet, which featured brother and drummer Henry Lawrence Avery, vocalist Harriet E. Davis, tenor saxophonist Nancy Wright, and guitarist Yoshinobu "Takezo" Takeda. About Section - Facebook Fan Page (below) Jackie Ivory was a Hammond organist who was born in Blytheville, Arkansas in 1937.
He grew up in South Bend, Indiana. In 1974 he relocated to Oakland, California. He returned to South Bend in 2006 where he lived until his passing in August 2013. Facebook Fan Page: Jackie Ivory Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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