Support All About Jazz

All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Pay $20 and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page, plus this box and the slideout box on the right for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.


I want to help

Frederic Yonnet

When it comes to the harmonica, French-born jazz harmonicist Frédéric Yonnet knows how to turn skeptics into believers. Most people perceive the harmonica as a “side” instrument used in country and blues. However, Yonnet is one of a handful of musicians to successfully demonstrate the harmonica’s versatility as a lead instrument in contemporary jazz, as well as other genres of music.

Self-described as an “old spirit”, you know after listening to one set that Yonnet has “been here before”. As one of the youngest professional mouth harp virtuosos, he began his harmonica career at age 19. Since then, he has devoted all of his time to performing in Parisian jazz and blues clubs and touring Spain, Germany, Africa and the U.S. Formerly, a frequent guest musician on the French television network Canal Plus, Yonnet is quickly changing the groove and image typically associated with the harmonica and harmonica players.

Read more

12 Photos

Albums

Front & Center
Front & Center
FYI Music Group
2005
buy

Similar Artists

Quincy Jones Quincy Jones
producer
Charles Earland Charles Earland
organ, Hammond B3
Joey DeFrancesco Joey DeFrancesco
organ, Hammond B3
Lee Ritenour Lee Ritenour
guitar
Harry Allen Harry Allen
saxophone
Jeff Golub Jeff Golub
guitar
Alex Bugnon Alex Bugnon
keyboard

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.