Venue Address (Get Directions)Blues Alley
Date and Time
Friday, October 11th at 4:00pm
Frederic Yonnet When it comes to the harmonica, Frdric Yonnet knows how to turn skeptics into believers. Yonnet as part of a wave of that emerged from Europes jazz underground is one of a handful of musicians to successfully demonstrate the harmonicas versatility as a lead instrument in contemporary jazz, R&B and other genres of music.Using an instrument that many have owned but few have mastered, urban jazz harmonicist Frdric Yonnets musical skills and stage presence crushes every preconceived notion that youve ever had about the harmonica. Known for decades as the choice instrument of street musicians and loners who wanted to express themselves through country music or the blues, in Yonnets hands it becomes something else entirely: a lead voice in urban jazz, R&B and hip-hop. With each performance, stereotypical walls come tumbling down as Yonnet presents the harmonica in a refreshing and modern context. Its stylish. Its cool. Its brilliant. His impressive style has led to performances, tours and recordings with some of the heaviest hitters in the business including the legendary Stevie Wonder, music icon Prince, award-winning songwriter David Foster, game-changing instrumentalist Kenny G, American Idols Randy Jackson, and R&B artists Erykah Badu, Wyclef, Indie.Arie, and John Legend. Rolling Stone magazine referred to Yonnet as Princes killer harmonica player and praise from comedian Dave Chappelle, contemporary jazzman Bob James, songstress Patti Austin and producer Pharrell Williams have affirmed his mission to change the way the music industry, musicians and enthusiasts regard the pocketsize reed instrument.Visit WebsiteWatch Video Fri, October 11 8PM / $30 Get Tickets*Please note:1. Final sale, no refunds, not transferable. 2. $12 food/beverage minimum per person not included in ticket price. 3. Seating first come at the door. Doors open at the earliest of 6 PM & 9:45 PM respectively. 4. Photography or Recording of any kind is prohibited during the performance. 5. Keep conversation to a minimum during the performance.