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Linda Dachtyl

Linda Dachtyl- Hammond B3 organ

Linda is a performer, composer, and former music instructor at Kenyon College. 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.

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 with include:

Blue Lou Marini
Trudy Pitts
Gloria Coleman
Nancy Wright
Gene Walker
Sean Carney
Teeny Tucker
Willie Pooch
Soul Satyr
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
Pro Musica

Sit ins with: Tony Monaco, Bobby Floyd, Gene Ludwig, Lincoln Berry, Hank Marr.

Linda is in demand as a session artist on B3, piano, synth, or drums.


As a leader: "A Late One" (Chicken Coup Records) 2015 Hammond B3 organ, drums ("Topsy-a Tribute to Cozy Cole")

"For Hep Cats" (Chicken Coup Records) 2008 Hammond B3 organ

"Blue Bop" (Chicken Coup Records) 2006 Hammond B3 organ

As a sideman: TEENY TUCKER: "Keep the Blues Alive" (2010), "Voodoo to You" (2013), "Put on Your Red Dress, Baby" (2018) Hammond B3, grand piano

SOUL SATYR: "No Slackin'!" (2007), "Everything Looks Different at 4 A.M." (2010) Hammond B3, grand piano, Fender Rhodes and Wurlitzer electric pianos

ELISA NICOLAS: "Compass and a Pen" (2007) Hammond B3, grand piano

SEAN CARNEY BAND: "Life of Ease" (2006) Hammond B3

AL SMYTH: "Comfort Me" (2006) Synthesizer

THE WALT JAMES BAND: "Arrival" (2003) Drums, synthesizer

"Amethyst Dreams" (2001) Synthesizer and percussion


Cary and Linda received the "Listen for the Jazz" award in 2006 at the Hot Times in Olde Town East Festival.

Hammond-Suzuki endorsee


Hammond B3 or A100 paired with Leslie 122 or 760

Various state of the art digital keyboards:
Hammond XK3-C, Kurzweil, Yamaha, etc.. on synths.
Analog keys: Rhodes, Wurly, Moog, ARP
DW drums for rock
Premier drums for jazz


Album Review
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C. Michael Bailey of AAJ:

"Dachtyl has a facile gift when it comes to digging deep in a genre and revealing something new"

"Dachtyl infuses her performance with plenty of testosterone muscle without the hard corners. She swings hard. Her drive is buoyed and propelled by drummers Jim Rupp and Cary Dachtyl, who keep the festivities moving, fast or slow."

Fritz the Night Owl:

"The “LD” in LDB3 stands for Linda Dachtyl who continues the burnin’ B3 Columbus traditions set by Hank Marr, Don Patterson, and Tony Monaco (who produced the session on his newly formed Chicken Coup label)."

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Primary Instrument

Organ, Hammond B3



Willing to teach

Advanced only


Kenyon College, adjunct instructor in jazz piano and percussion. 2002-2014
Ohio Wesleyan University, adjunct instructor in percussion. 1998-2003.
Ohio Wesleyan University, substitute instructor in music theory and keyboard harmony. 1998-1999.
Rates: $50 for 60 minute lessons, payable on a monthly basis.
Jazz/blues/rock studies on keyboards including improvisation, theory, and building a library of standard repertoire.
Will accept a number of intermediate-advanced students on drumset.

Clinic/Workshop Information

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Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

A Late One

Summit/Chicken Coup


For Hep Cats

Summit/Chicken Coup


Blue Bop

Summit/Chicken Coup Records


Les Chats Bleus

From: For Hep Cats
By Linda Dachtyl



Jimmy Smith
organ, Hammond B3
Jimmy McGriff
organ, Hammond B3
Joey DeFrancesco
organ, Hammond B3
Peter Paulsen
bass, acoustic
Wild Bill Davis
organ, Hammond B3
Sam Yahel
organ, Hammond B3
organ, Hammond B3
Larry Goldings
organ, Hammond B3
Terry Gibbs
Robert Walter
organ, Hammond B3

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