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Our first ever Jazz Harmonica player!

Hendrik Meurkens, a virtuoso on both the chromatic harmonica and the vibraphone, is the most important jazz harmonica player since Toots Thielemans. German-born but now based in New York, Meurkens’ recordings and performances garner worldwide acclaim because the transcendent beauty of his music has universal appeal.

Hendrik Meurkens’ profound involvement in both jazz and Brazilian music resulted in a very personal and instantly recognizable version of Samba jazz. This music, a cross-cultural amalgam guaranteed to touch the heart, features his harmonica and vibes along with piano, bass and drums, playing his stirring originals and arrangements.

hendrikmeurkensprint2“I like beautiful music, Sinatra, Jobim, Charlie Parker, so I concentrate on playing things that the audience can enjoy. Complicated music doesn’t really mean anything except for professionals who want to analyze it. I want people to feel what I do and the best way to do that is to play something touches their hearts.” — Hendrik Meurkens

Jazz Vespers, April 19, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
All Saints Church, Pasadena
132 N. Euclid Ave (Across the street from City Hall)
There is no charge. No reservations required
Info = jazz@allsaints-pas.org, or www.allsaints-pas.org

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