Update Howard Levy + Follow

Primary Instrument: Harmonica

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....
read more

CD/LP/Track Review

More articles about Howard Levy
”...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

Music

  • BUY

    Tonight and Tomorrow

    Chicago Sessions
    2010
  • BUY

    Cappuccino

    New World Records
    2004
View Discography Page

This information is provided by the musician profile administrator or discogs.com.

Events

Date Event Ticket
Mar21 Howard Levy
Attucks Theatre
Norfolk, VA

Post these events to your social pages. Learn how here.

Rank: 2,207
Views: 8,474
Fans: 2
Sponsor: Summit Records | BUY NOW

Enter it twice.
To the weekly jazz events calendar

Enter the numbers in the graphic
Enter the code in this picture

Log in

One moment, you will be redirected shortly.

or search site with Google

Help improve the Howard Levy profile

All About Jazz musician profiles are maintained by musicians, publicists and trusted members like you. Interested? Tell us why you would like to improve the Howard Levy musician profile.

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.