Columbia Museum of Art | CMA Jazz on Main
An Evening with Urban Jazz Harmonicist Frederic Yonnet
CMA Jazz on Main closes out its 2016-2017 season with an extra special guest artist, jazz harmonicist Frédéric Yonnet. Yonnet plays an instrument many have owned, but few have mastered. Originally from France, Yonnet is regarded as one of the most talented and innovative harmonica players on the international music scene today. With each performance, stereotypical walls come tumbling down as Yonnet presents the harmonica in a refreshing and modern context. It’s stylish. It’s cool. It’s brilliant.
Yonnet’s mastery of the harmonica has led to appearances on NPR and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. He has performed, toured, and recorded with some of the heaviest hitters in the music business including the legendary Stevie Wonder, Prince, award-winning songwriter David Foster, Ed Sheeran, Erykah Badu, India.Arie, Anthony Hamilton, John Legend, as well as the National Symphony Orchestra.
A captivating performer with boundless energy and creativity, with each performance Yonnet affirms his mission to change the way the music industry, musicians, and enthusiasts regard the pocket-size reed instrument.
Friday, May 12, 2017
Happy hour and galleries open at 7:00 p.m.
Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.