On Hands-Free chromatic Harmonica and Guitar
Tuesday, April 21, 2009 presenting his solo CD
In Search of the Third Dimension on Miles High Records
Two sets 8:00 & 9:30 pm $15
John ?Birks? Gillespie Auditorium
At Baha?I center, 53 11th Street
New York City 212 222-5159
THIS WAS NEVER DONE IN JAZZ BEFORE!
Bucky P izzarelli : ?What he does playing two instruments at the same time is truly amazing?
Vintage Guitar Magazine:: This works well beyond any ?gimmick? level
Susan Frances, Jazz Reviews : ? the eighth wonder of the world?
A Harmonica virtuoso, classical guitarist, singer, songwriter, arranger, composer Enrico Granafei has a long history of musical experience which encompasses both Classical Music and Jazz. Enrico received a degree in classical guitar from the Conservatory of l’Aquila in
Following in the tradition of the legendary Toots Thielemans, he began to explore new possibilities for the harmonica, an instrument too often associated solely with Rock and Blues. Besides playing in the best jazz clubs in
He has recorded with Eddie Gomez, Eliot Zigmund. Marc Johnson, Adam Nussbaum, Ted Curson,Vic Juris, Billy Hart ,Nnena Freelon (Concord records) and many others. Enrico’s latest accomplishment is his work on Hands-Free-Chromatic Harmonica. The revolutionary instrument invented by Vern Smith allows him to play Chromatic Harmonica and Guitar at the same time, something that nobody has ever done before in Jazz. Close your eyes and you will hear two or three musicians but in fact it’s only one!