David Herzhaft

David Herzhaft is a pioneer and new generation harmonica player, pushing the limits of the diatonic harmonica further and blending it into new styles. Using bends and overbends his standard tuned harmonica becomes a full chromatic He was first to play flight of the bumble bee on the diatonic in a video that collected 500k+ views. David also composes and produces his music. In Pacific Lounge he played and programmed all the instruments, mixed and produced the full album.

He performed in many blues, bluegrass, country and jazz bands in Europe, Canada and the US. He played with Joe Porcaro, Donald Ray Johnson, Robbin di Maggio, Yussi, National Lyon Orchestra, Freeandise. Solo Albums : Des Mots d'harmo (Fremeaux et Associes) 2001 Jazzin' Around (Hland) 2007 feat Frank Gambale and Howard Levy Pacific Lounge (Pacific Waves) 2016 feat Carl Verheyen and Brent Mason

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“David Herzhaft defies boundaries and expectations. Drawing from across and beyond the jazz sphere, Herzhaft shows surprisingly control and versatility with the blues harp – taking on bebop romps, contemporary fusion, down-home americana and even a latin arrangement of Paganini’s daunting Caprice No5.” – JazzTimes (03/2008)

“David Herzhaft opens one’s eyes and ears to a new approach to the merger, and it works like a charm here on this impressive 2-disc set, Jazzin' Around.” Ronald Jackson – Jazz review.com (Usa) 12/08

“Peu de blues mais beaucoup de classe ! … l'ensemble regorge de phrases accrocheuses comme autant de repères dans un voyage unique, qu'on se prend à siffler tout au long de la journée” Soul Bag 12/08 (France)

“David Herzhaft est un étonnant utilisateur du diatonique ..

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Expert one on one and group teacher Books : Encyclopedia of the scales (Harmonica School) Exercises for harmonica (Harmonica School) Harmonica Blues (Hl Music) Harmonica Country (Hl Music) Harmonica Celtic (Hl Music) Le Livre de L'harmonica (Fayard) Harmonica debutant (Hl Music) L'harmonica dans tous ses etats (Suzuki) Celtic reels for harmonica (Mel Bay) www.harmonicaschool.com www.harmonicaskype.com

Clinic/Workshop Information

Over 50 clinics performed for festivals and schools all over the world. Main camp is a one week event that started in 2004 and is still happening every year in May in the South of France.

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