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Gene Ludwig started performing professionally in 1949 at the age of 12. Born near Pittsburgh, PA, one of the major cradles of jazz artists, Ludwig was initially a pianist. He took formal piano training for more than 12 years. Then in the late '50s he saw Jimmy Smith perform at Pittsburgh's Hurricane Club, that city's mecca for the jazz organ sound. He put aside the piano and turned to the B3 Hammond organ and has been a steady performer for more than 40 years. Major events durin... Read more

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