Walter Buchinger taught harmonica at the Musikschule in Laakirchen, Austria for 30 years. He took groups of children to perform at festivals all over the world
Top jazz harmonica player, Toots Thielemans would have been 100 years old in 2022. Here Toots talks about his long life in interviews edited together by Nico Kanakaris.
The 1960s was the beginning of the Golden Age of film and TV themes and producers were looking for harmonica players. Tommy Morgan had the skills and would tackle anything. He became the “go-to” man for recording sessions, something he did for decades. Tommy said he had done over 900 film scores and 7000 recording sessions.
Phil Hopkins interviewed Tommy Morgan in 2010 about his long career as a mainly chromatic harmonica player who played on hundreds of film scores and thousands of recording dates.
Art Daane, a unique and exceptional collector of harmonica music and information about the performers, died 23 January, 2021
The First Harmonica Jazz Player – by Art M. Daane The Beginning. Max Geldray was born Max van Gelder in Amsterdam in 1916. It was not until 1932 that he first saw a chromatic harmonica; the shop owner offered it to him when he was taking refuge from a torrential rainstorm in his shop.By 1934 […]
Captain James Reilly, RMSM, was responsible for setting up the musical side of the Hohner HSB from 1935-55.- tuition books, music publishing, concerrts and the examination structure.
Lonnie Donegan plays a 1956 skiffle track, ‘Roving Ramble’, with added blues harp from 2020
Biography of Borrah Minevitch and his Harmonica Rascals with Johnny Puleo,
Biography of Larry Adler,his books, videos and recordings