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Howard Levy

Primary Instrument: Harmonica

Howard Levy

Howard Levy is a musician without limits. His musical adventures include journeys into jazz, pop, rock, world music, Latin, classical, folk, blues, country, theater, and film. He has appeared on hundred of cd’s, won a Grammy (1997), won a Joseph Jefferson Award (1986) for Best Original Music for a Play, and has performed many times on American and European television and radio.

Universally acknowledged as the world’s most advanced diatonic harmonica player, Howard developed a fully chromatic style on the standard 10 - hole diatonic harmonica, revolutionizing harmonica playing and taking the instrument into totally new territory. He is also an accomplished pianist and composer, and plays many other instruments as well, including flute, ocarina, mandolin, saxophone, and percussion....
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Awards

Grammy Award, 1997.
”...Playing an extended solo that somehow merged quasi- baroque techniques with swing rhythms, snippets of hokey holiday tunes with passages of brilliant jazz improvisation, Levy unleashed more ideas in this opening solo than many musicians do in an entire set.” --Howard Reich, The Chicago Tribune, Dec. 1996

“...Howard Levy is a revelation; there are times when it is hard to believe he is playing only a harmonica, for he has the expressive range and depth of a saxophonist.” --Geoff Dyer, The London Observer, March 1994

“...may be the most radical single technical innovator in the history of his instrument...” --Kim Field, Harmonicas, Harps, and Heavy Breathers, Simon & Schuster 1993

  • Tonight and Tomorrow

    Chicago Sessions
    2010
  • Cappuccino

    New World Records
    2004

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