The Forefathers is a quartet in which each member has extensive experience in blues/jazz/improvised music. We originally formed as an Hammond Organ quartet to bring back some of the vibrations of the late 60’s and early 70’s Bugaloo scene that began in Phili and was a major sound in the “hard bop” movement (notably- Jimmy Smith/Groove Holmes/Lonnie Smith……). We have teamed up with hip hop artist Paul Rivers-Bailey (check out his solo project called “Love Electric” recorded at the studios of The Community Music Space in Red Hook, NY- a space where most of us teach and record music at). Paul continues to up the energy with his brilliant originals that have added so much to our repertoire.