New York, NY (June 10, 2014) — Urban jazz harmonicist Frédéric Yonnet takes the stage for his New York debut at the Iridium Jazz Club in Times Square on Sunday, June 15, 2014 for two shows, 7pm and 9pm. Best known for his collaborations with music icons Stevie Wonder, Prince and comedian Dave Chappelle, Yonnet is totally expanding the way the harmonica is experienced in jazz, hip-hop and R&B. “I didn’t even know I liked this instrument until I heard him do it,” said Chappelle in an introduction of Yonnet. “If I were that good at something, I’d wear a cape,” he added. View video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syfksPD5k44
Accompanied by his four-piece band, Yonnet will perform material from his upcoming project, Reed My Lips: The Final Mix. An experimental effort that uses a download card to gives fans access to music at various stages of production. Tickets are on-sale now at www.theIridium.com. The Iridium, home of legendary guitarist Les Paul, is New York City’s best music venue featuring jazz, Rock and Blues.
Where: The Iridium Jazz Club
Date: Sunday, June 15, 2014
Two Shows: 7pm and 9pm
Address: 1650 Broadway
Tickets: $25, on-sale at www.theIridium.com or call (212) 582-2121
As one of the most innovative harmonica players on the international music scene, Yonnet is widely recognized for his strong improvisational skills and ability to play chromatically on a diatonic harmonica. From performing music and comedy shows with comedic genius Dave Chappelle, to his frenzied harmonica duels with Stevie Wonder, Yonnet’s impressive style has led to performances, tours and recordings with some of the most influential artists in the music business including the iconic Prince, award-winning songwriter David Foster, R&B artists Erykah Badu, Wyclef, India Arie, Anthony Hamilton and John Legend.
Frédéric Yonnet kicks off the 2014 DC Jazz Festival’s Jazz At The Capitol Riverfront weekend with a free concert on The Yards, the beautiful, urban green, innovative Yards Park overlooking the Anacostia River. The 3-day event at the Yards runs from June 27-29 and features Yasiin Bey (AKA Mos Def), Gregory Porter, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave, The Rebirth Brass Band and Irma Thomas. Vocalist Akua Allrich will open the Friday night show headlined by Yonnet with special guest vocalist Maimouna Youssef.
Friday, June 27,2013
355 Water Street, Washington, DC
Doors open at 5pm
Admission is Free!
The Saturday and Sunday shows are ticketed events and require the purchase of a two day pass. Visit http://www.dcjazzfest.org for more details.
This event is presented by DCJazz Festival and Events DC.
For info about The Yards Park at the Capitol Riverfront: http://www.capitolriverfront.org/go/the-yards-park
About the DCJazz Festival
With more than 125 performances in dozens of venues across the city, the DC Jazz Festival is the largest music festival in Washington, DC and one of the most highly anticipated cultural events in the nation. The Festival presents year-round music education programs and concerts for DC students and residents by local, national and internationally-known talent at venues across DC, promotes music integration in school curricula, and supports outreach to expand and diversify the audience of jazz enthusiasts.
SOLD OUT! Hot ticket! Dave Chappelle + Frederic Yonnet = music and comedy to SFJazz. Several other special guests you won’t wanna miss.
For his debut comedic performance at the SFJAZZ Center, Dave Chappelle appropriately combines his greatest love, stand-up comedy with his second love, music. The connection between improvisation and timing will be on full display as Chappelle is joined by several special musical guests, including urban jazz harmonicist Frédéric Yonnet.
Heir to the throne vacated by legends Richard Pryor and George Carlin, Chappelle spring-boarded to household name status through his smash Comedy Central series Chappelle’s Show. His 2006 concert film, Dave Chappelle’s Block Party, was a chronicle of the comic’s spontaneous and inspiring event in a Brooklyn neighborhood that featured his outrageous comedy and an incredible procession of musical talent. As Chappelle noted in the film, “Every comic wants to be a musician. Every musician thinks they’re funny.” For four nights, SFJAZZ will be the crossroad for both.
— with David Chappelle.
WHEN: Thursday-Sunday, January 30-February 2, 2014
WHERE: SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin (at Fell), San Francisco, CA
Stevie Wonder Includes Yonnet in 1st Ever Live Performance of Album, “Songs in Key of Life”
Stevie Wonder performs his landmark 1976 album “Songs in the Key of Life” in its entirety for the first time ever as part of his annual House Full of Toys benefit concert in Los Angeles, CA at Nokia Theater, on December 21st.
“We’re going to get some of the original musicians, some of the singers, as well as some of the newer contemporary musicians and singers of the day to be a part of this,” says Wonder. Yonnet is one of several guest scheduled to perform.
Released in 1976, Songs in the Key of Life was the #2 bestselling album of 1977 in part; songs like “Village Ghettoland” and “Have a Talk With God,” which addressed spirituality and urban life, made it more than a chart-topper. It’s the most influential album of Wonder’s career, and its power has only grown over the decades with artists as diverse as Mariah Carey, India Arie, and Mary J. Blige citing it as an inspiration. Coolio’s biggest hit, 1995′s “Gangster’s Paradise,” was built around a sample from the album’s eighth track, “Pastime Paradise.”
Every year, Wonder shows his love by hosting a concert that collects and distributes toys for families in need while benefitting the Junior Blind of America, West Angeles Church of God and Christ, and other charities including foster care organizations and hospitals.
Join the conversation with Frederic Yonnet and the host of IRockJazz LIVE! Interactive Web Series, a live chat show where fans have a rare opportunity to join in the conversations with their favorite artists. The interviews are personal, enlightening and engaging and the questions are all yours.
When: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Time:Broadcast begins at 6pm/PST; 8pm/CST and 9pm/EDT
Log in: http://irockjazz.com/irock-jazz-live/
Mark you calendar as Frédéric Yonnet performs at the KC Jazz Club on February 8, 2013 as part of the Kennedy Center’s upcoming 2013-2014 jazz season. Other artists performing during the season include Terence Blanchard Quintet, Robert Glasper Experiment, Norah Jones, Jason Moran, Wayne Shorter Quartet with Esperanza Spalding.
Check out the full schedule then create your own series of three or more concerts. Include Yonnet and receive a free CD when you bring proof of your series selection to the show. It’s simple. Pick and chose a minimum of any 3 concerts from the brochure to create your own custom subscription and guarantee seats before tickets go on individual sale.
Sat., Feb. 8, 2014
Tickets: $26.00 – $30.00
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