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    1. FolderHarmonica Harmonica, a natural globetrotter in all kinds of music: Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues, Folk, Classic and much more! The harmonica is nowadays popular in almost every music style, and Hohner, the world's biggest manufacturer of quality harmonicas, is proud to be a supplier of high quality instruments for exactly 150 years now.
      1. PageAbout HOHNER harmonicas Harmonica, a natural globetrotter in all kinds of music: Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues, Folk, Classic and much more! The harmonica is nowadays popular in almost every music style, and Hohner, the world's biggest manufacturer of quality harmonicas, is proud to be a supplier of high quality instruments for exactly 150 years now.
      2. FolderDiatonic Top harps for professionals and amateurs alike! Thanks to their excellent response and great tone, diatonic harmonicas from Hohner have earned a worldwide reputation for the finest quality. These harmonicas, constructed according to the Richter system, are single note instruments and can be recognized by their undivided air channels. They are frequently referred to as “Blues Harps" and are primarily used as melody instruments in blues, rock, pop, country and folk as well as other styles. By allowing the blow and draw reed in each hole to interact, their undivided air channels permit bending and overblowing of certain notes in order to create the typical wailing blues sound as well as offering the missing chromatic notes.
        1. FolderMarine Band Series When Jacob HOHNER registered his new harmonica design at the US Patent Office on January 30th, 1896, he can scarcely have forseen the impact it was to have on popular music. Conceived as a simple instrument for folk songs, the Marine Band went on to play a vital role in the development not only of the blues, but also of modern folk, rock and pop music - a process which still continues today! The Marine Band was what truly made the harmonica the people‘s instrument, played in every conceivable location from the back porch to the concert stages of the world, featured in countless hits and film soundtracks, immortalized in literature. This amazing little instrument has shaped the way most people perceive the harmonica today!
          1. PageMarine Band 1896 Classic The instrument in question is the Marine Band 1896 Classic, the original blues harmonica and historically the world‘s most popular harmonica.
          2. PageMarine Band Deluxe The Marine Band Deluxe incorporates a variety of improvements on the original design which optimize handling and ensure greater volume and faster response, while retaining the rich and powerful HOHNER sound.
          3. PageMarine Band Crossover With the Crossover we have expanded the Marine Band series to introduce a new, top-of-the-line professional quality instrument for the discerning player in modern blues, rock, jazz, soul or funk.
          4. PageMarine Band Thunderbird The Thunderbird is the latest addition to the legendary HOHNER Marine Band range and features the innovative laminated bamboo comb (patented) used in the Marine Band Crossover.
          5. PageMarine Band 364/24 When Sonny Boy Williamson II played his well known piece ”Bye Bye Bird“, the harmonica he used was a model called the ‚Echo Vamper - the British version of the Marine Band 364.
          6. PageMarine Band 365/28 This model is basically the same as the Marine Band 364, but the upper register is extended for two more holes to provide additional high notes.
          7. PageMarine Band 365/28 SBS Designed by highly regarded harp player and author Steve Baker this model features a tonal range which is extended downwards by repeating the note configuration normally found in holes 1-3 one octave lower.
        2. FolderProgressive Series With their excellent response and great tone, diatonic harmonicas from HOHNER have earned a worldwide reputation for the finest quality. They are frequently referred to as “Blues Harps" and are primarily used as melody instruments in blues, rock, pop, country and folk as well as other styles. Alongside the standard Richter harmonicas, HOHNER offers a range of special models with additional features which render them particularly suitable for certain styles or playing techniques
          1. PageRocket low The Rocket features an ergonomic design that eliminates all sharp edges on the comb and cover plate, maximizing player comfort. Soft, rounded channel openings make this harmonica very smooth to play and increase the air pressure behind the reeds, reducing player fatigue. Wide-open cover plates and side vents ensure that projection is maximized.
          2. PageRocket amp The Rocket features an ergonomic design that eliminates all sharp edges on the comb and cover plate, maximizing player comfort. Soft, rounded channel openings make this harmonica very smooth to play and increase the air pressure behind the reeds, reducing player fatigue. Wide-open cover plates and side vents ensure that projection is maximized.
          3. PageSpecial 20 Classic The Special 20 is HOHNERs all-purpose workhorse, one of the most reliable and popular diatonics on the market. The reed plates are set into recesses in the injection moulded plastic comb, creating a projecting mouthpiece which offers unparalleled playing comfort.
          4. PageThe Rocket The Rocket features an ergonomic design that eliminates all sharp edges on the comb and cover plate, maximizing player comfort. Soft, rounded channel openings make this harmonica very smooth to play and increase the air pressure behind the reeds, reducing player fatigue. Wide-open cover plates and side vents ensure that projection is maximized.
          5. PageGolden Melody The stylish design is classic 1950s, completely harmonious and without any sharp corners. The Golden Melody is the only HOHNER Richter model tuned to equal temperament, making it ideal for single note playing in all keys and ensuring its lasting popularity among jazz and melody players including world-renowned overblow specialists Howard Levy and Carlos del Junco.
        3. FolderMS System The abbreviation ”MS“ stands for Modular System, an integrated concept for harmonica design from HOHNER. All MS components (covers, reed plates and combs) are fully compatible, permitting the player to create a combination to suit his or her individual tastes and requirements.
          1. PageBlues Harp® MS The Blues Harp® has attained cult status in the contemporary music scene. The model features a functional design combining a wooden comb, high covers without side vents and high quality reed plates to give the instrument its typical bluesy sound, which has made it immensely popular with beginning and intermediate players alike.
          2. PageBig River Harp MS The Big River Harp is a great starter instrument in tried and tested MS quality. The black plastic comb and recessed reed plates are fitted with concave covers featuring side vents in the style of the Marine Band. Robust and reliable.
          3. PagePro Harp MS With its black laquered covers and black injection moulded plastic comb, the stylish Pro Harp also belongs to the MS series.
          4. PageMeisterklasse MS The top model of the MS series, an all-metal harp for the serious player. Elegantly formed, ergonomically designed chrome plated brass covers enclose the entire length of the anodized aluminium comb and give the Meisterklasse its undeniable aesthetic appeal.
          5. PageJJ Milteau Deep Blues MS With its black laquered covers and black injection moulded plastic comb, the stylish Pro Harp also belongs to the MS series.
        4. FolderEnthusiast Series HOHNER's line of affordable harmonicas, The enthusiast Series has harps that fit any budget, yet are able to meet the needs of a professional player.
          1. PageBlues Bender P.A.C. This instrument is ideal for those learning to play the blues and are developing their note bending skills. Other Hohner harmonicas which are designed for blues players include the Marine Band, the Blues Harp and the Special 20. In Country, Blues, Jazz and Rock songs, professionals often play a harmonica tuned to a different key than the song is written in. This is called “Cross Harp.” For this type of playing, use the Key Selection Guide on this package.
          2. PagePocket Pal Great sound for a terrific price! The HOHNER Enthusiast Series of economical 10-hole diatonic harmonicas are ideal for beginners and for the thrifty gigging professional alike.
          3. PageBlues Band Great sound for a terrific price! The HOHNER Enthusiast Series of economical 10-hole diatonic harmonicas are ideal for beginners and for the thrifty gigging professional alike.
          4. PageHot Metal Harp Great sound for a terrific price! The HOHNER Enthusiast Series of economical 10-hole diatonic harmonicas are ideal for beginners and for the thrifty gigging professional alike.
          5. PageSilver Star Great sound for a terrific price! The HOHNER Enthusiast Series of economical 10-hole diatonic harmonicas are ideal for beginners and for the thrifty gigging professional alike.
        5. FolderTagged Series Celebrating the soul and spirit of the street artist, HOHNER’s newest harmonicas look strikingly different, featuring brightly colored combs and patterns that were inspired by street art and skateboard decks. Available in the Key of C, G and A Tagged retail POP display contains 8 units and is mountable on slat wall or pegboard and can also be converted into a countertop display.
          1. PageThe Red Dragon Celebrating the soul and spirit of the street artist, HOHNER’s newest harmonicas look strikingly different, featuring brightly colored combs and patterns that were inspired by street art and skateboard decks. Available in the Key of C, G and A.
          2. PageThe White Cobra Celebrating the soul and spirit of the street artist, HOHNER’s newest harmonicas look strikingly different, featuring brightly colored combs and patterns that were inspired by street art and skateboard decks. Available in the Key of C, G and A.
        6. FolderSignature Series 
          1. PageOzzy Osbourne Harp This harmonica pays tribute to Ozzy Osbourne - The Prince of Darkness
          2. PageLarry Adler 48 C Larry Adler is the most famous chromatic harmonica player in the world, responsible for bringing the instrument to a mass audience for the first time through his ground-breaking work in films, musicals and on the concert stage. The models bearing his name enjoy continued popularity with both professional and amateur harmonicists.
          3. PageLarry Adler 64 C Larry Adler is the most famous chromatic harmonica player in the world, responsible for bringing the instrument to a mass audience for the first time through his ground-breaking work in films, musicals and on the concert stage. The models bearing his name enjoy continued popularity with both professional and amateur harmonicists.
          4. PageThe Bob Dylan Collection Hohner’s collaboration with Bob Dylan naturally lead to the development of a next-generation harmonica.
        7. FolderMiniatures Smallest playable harmonicas in the world! These tiny (3,5 cm long) harmonicas are among the smallest commercially manufactured musical instruments in the world. All models have a range of one whole octave and are constructed according to the same exacting standards as the regular models. They are 100 % playable and make great gift articles for the most varied occasions.
          1. PagePiccolo The little harp with the big sound! Our smallest regular diatonic model, often used by country harp pioneer Charlie McCoy.
          2. PageLittle Lady Standard The Little Lady‘s extraterrestrial premiére took place on December 16th 1965, when astronaut Walter Schirra smuggled one on board the Gemini 4 and surprised ground control with a spirited rendition of "Jingle Bells“.
          3. PageLittle Lady Necklace (gold plated) Miniature harmonicas not only make great gift articles, their tonal range of one full diatonic octave also makes them completely playable (even under conditions of weightlessness).
          4. PageLittle Lady Key Ring Miniature harmonicas not only make great gift articles, their tonal range of one full diatonic octave also makes them completely playable (even under conditions of weightlessness).
          5. PageMini Harp im Etui Miniature harmonicas not only make great gift articles, their tonal range of one full diatonic octave also makes them completely playable.
          6. PageMini Harp im Thekendisplay Miniature harmonicas not only make great gift articles, their tonal range of one full diatonic octave also makes them completely playable.
          7. PageMini Color Harp mit Schlüsselring Miniature harmonicas not only make great gift articles, their tonal range of one full diatonic octave also makes them completely playable.
        8. FolderSets & Boxes 
          1. PageKonstantin Reinfeld - Collector Box The stylish design is classic 1950s, completely harmonious and without any sharp corners. The Golden Melody is the only HOHNER Richter model tuned to equal temperament, making it ideal for single note playing in all keys and ensuring its lasting popularity among jazz and melody players including world-renowned overblow specialists Howard Levy and Carlos del Junco.
          2. PageBlues Harmonica Set Robust, full sounding Richter harp for the beginning player with a sensational price / quality ratio.
          3. PageBlues Starter Set The Big River Harp is a great starter instrument in tried and tested MS quality. The black plastic comb and recessed reed plates are fitted with concave covers featuring side vents in the style of the Marine Band. Robust and reliable.
        9. FolderPacks & Sets These sets will get you started playing the blues and is perfect for rock, folk, country and bluegrass styles as well.
          1. PageCase of Metal 5 piece harmonica set with carrying case Durable seven slotted neoprene case includes five Hot Metal harmonicas in the keys of C, G, A, D and E. Great for playing pop and rock styles, the Hot Metal will be burning in your hands (not literally) with that hot HOHNER sound! Affordably priced, this harmonica is great for beginners or any player looking to save some dough.
          2. PageBlues Harp® MS Pro Pack Blues Harp Pack in the keys of C, G and A. The legendary harp for blues! Dark, Dirty, Hard Rockin' Sound. The preeminent harp on the market designed for blues music, this harp is engineered for consistent volume and tone when used for intense blues playing. It can hang with the toughest players on their most serious gigs. Highly bendable with a dirty, dark, hard rockin' sound, this harmonica emphasizes all the best qualities of blues harmonica playing. It has a wood comb for full tone and is available in 12 keys. Replacement parts are available.
          3. PageBig River MS Pro Pack Big River Pack in the keys of C, G and A. Push it to the limit like Paul DeLay used to. This consistently reliable workhorse combines the highest German quality standards at a more affordable price. A plastic combed, MS version of the Marine Band style harp, it is a great everyday companion you can also take to the stage, where it holds its own in blues, rock and country playing. Available in all 12 keys plus a high G. Replacement reed plates are available separately.
          4. PageHot Metal Value Pack Hot Metal Value Pack in the keys of C, G and A. Great for playing pop and rock styles, the Hot Metal will be burning in your hands (not literally) with that hot HOHNER sound! Affordably priced, this harmonica is great for beginners or any player looking to save some dough.
          5. PageBlues Band Value Pack Blues Band Value Pack in the keys of C, G and A. Blow the blues with the HOHNER Blues Band! The Blues Band is easy to play and ideal for beginners or anyone looking for a durable harp on a tight budget.
      3. FolderChromatic These top of the line professional instruments are entirely hand built and represent the pinnacle of HOHNER craftmanship. The components are perfectly matched and each instrument is individually set up to ensure optimal airtightness and accuracy of tuning. Thicker reed plates ensure remarkably full, rich tone.
        1. PageAbout chromatic harmonicas These top of the line professional instruments are entirely hand built and represent the pinnacle of HOHNER craftmanship. The components are perfectly matched and each instrument is individually set up to ensure optimal airtightness and accuracy of tuning. Thicker reed plates ensure remarkably full, rich tone.
        2. FolderChromatic Professional Every single one of these instruments is unique and is individually built to order. Covers, comb, mouthpiece, slide button and parts of the slide assembly are all handmade from 925 grade sterling silver.
          1. PageSilver Concerto Every single one of these instruments is unique and is individually built to order. Covers, comb, mouthpiece, slide button and parts of the slide assembly are all handmade from 925 grade sterling silver.
          2. PageAmadeus Top quality materials including a CNC-milled acrylic comb, ergonomically designed gold-plated mouthpiece, the precisely adjusted, individually fitted slide mechanism and of course expertly made reed plates are just a few of the features which distinguish our luxury chromatic model, the Amadeus.
          3. PageMeisterklasse With a tonal range of three and a half octaves, the Meisterklasse was designed for professional players of classical harmonica music. It will master any score written for the violin.
          4. PageSuper 64 The stable construction and ergonomic design make the Super 64 a benchmark for the manufacture of high quality chromatics with a four octave range.
          5. PageSuper 64 X The king of all 16-hole chromatics. You've heard and seen performers like Stevie Wonder play this extensively on stage and in the studio. The head of its class, this one has it all; smooth, effortless response, powerful volume, a sweeter tone than you can imagine, all housed in an incredibly good looking, sleek design. The 64X is for players of good taste who are playing for keeps. Are you on that level? Gold mouthpiece, sleek black covers with gold lettering. Double thick reed plates. Clear body.
        3. FolderChromonica Line When HOHNER introduced the first ever 10 hole slide chromatic harmonica in 1912, nobody could have foreseen how successful the concept would be. This tradition is still going strong today. The design was awarded a US patent in 1928 and has been marketed under the name Chromonica since 1938. Thanks to continual upgrades, the Chromonica series not only remains the world's best seliing chromatic harmonica, but is also the basis for all subsequent developments in this field, one of the timeless Hohner inventions which have defined the harmonica history of the past hundred years.
          1. PageDiscovery 48 For the centenary, HOHNER sets a further milestone to help a new generation discover the world of the chromatic harmonica. The Discovery 48 is the ideal starter chromonica for the beginning player and hobby musician.
          2. PageToots Mellow Tone The grand old man of harmonica jazz Jean ‚Toots‘ Thielemans is one of the most widely recorded artists on the chromatic harmonica.
          3. PageToots Hard Bopper Conceived as an homage to the elder statesman of harmonica jazz and designed in close cooperation with the master himself, the two models of this series reflect the musical demands of the discerning jazz chromonica player.
          4. PageChromonica 40 Based on HOHNER‘s original chromatic, the Chromonica 40 was fully developed by 1938 and apart from some minor modifications has been built in the same way ever since.
          5. PageChromonica 48 The Chromonica 48 has set standards in chromatic harmonica manufacturing for several decades. Loved by professionals, it is also the instrument which is most frequently recommended by teachers all over the globe.
          6. PageChromonica 48 Gold The beautifully crafted pearwood comb is optimized for great response over its complete range, from the mellow low octave to the bright and clear top octave.
          7. PageChromonica 270 Deluxe Die Deluxe Version der traditionellen Chromonica 48/270 ist ein weiterer, wichtiger Meilenstein im Bau von hochwertigen chromatischen Mundharmonikas mit Holzkanzellenkörper.
          8. PageChromonica 64 A top quality 4 octave chromatic for professionals and semi professionals. In addition to the excellent handling, the Chromonica 64 offers fast response in all octaves.
          9. PageHOHNER C The world‘s very first chromatic harmonica was introduced by HOHNER in 1912. This made it possible to play all notes of the chromatic scale over several octaves on only one harmonica for the first time.
        4. FolderCX12 Line Slide and housing (integrated mouthpiece and cover unit) can be disassembled without tools, reed plates are removable with a single screwdriver.
          1. PageCX12 Black Slide and housing (integrated mouthpiece and cover unit) can be disassembled without tools, reed plates are removable with a single screwdriver.
          2. PageCX12 Jazz The CX-12 "Jazz“ represents a further development of the successful CX-12 series and features a reduced mouthpiece radius for greater playing comfort and increased compression as well as a stylish red-to-gold finish, once again setting new standards in the development of modern chromatic harmonicas.
          3. PageCX12 Gold The thicker plates support the reed action and ensure high volume and fast response, especially in the lower register, while the CX-12‘s open-backed housing guarantees powerful sound projection.
        5. FolderChrometta Line The robustly constructed and reasonably priced models of the Chrometta series are the perfect starting point for learning chromatic harmonica. Larger channel openings in combination with the projecting mouthpiece ensure great response and make it easier for the beginning player to hit single notes accurately. The Chrometta was first released in 1956 and introduced the concept of a divided slide, integrated into the comb/mouthpiece unit, which is still used in this model today. This feature makes the harmonica very service-friendly and is resistant against moisture as well as gliding easily on the lips.
          1. PageChrometta 8 The smallest version of this beginners‘ instrument with extra large channel openings and two full octaves. Great for carrying around in a coat or trouser pocket.
          2. PageChrometta 10 The Chrometta 10 has additional notes extending down into the lower register as far as G3, which is the lowest note found on the violin.
          3. PageChrometta 12 Due to its simple construction and good response, this harmonica is ideal for beginners. Three complete octaves from C4 up to C7 provide a note range to play most of the classical works.
          4. PageChrometta 14 This model is excellent value for money if you want to try out the enlarged 56 note version of a Chromatic. It offers the complete tonal range of a violin.
        6. FolderSets & Boxes 
          1. PageTollak Collector's Box Slide and housing (integrated mouthpiece and cover unit) can be disassembled without tools, reed plates are removable with a single screwdriver.
          2. PageChromatic Starter Set The Chromonica 48 has set standards in chromatic harmonica manufacturing for several decades. Loved by professionals, it is also the instrument which is most frequently recommended by teachers all over the globe.
      4. FolderTremolo The tremolo harmonica‘s distinguishing feature is that it has two reeds per note, with one slightly sharp and the other slightly flat. This provides a unique wavering or warbling sound created by the two reeds being slightly out of tune with each other and the difference in their subsequent waveforms interacting with each other. These so called 2-voice instruments are ideally suitable for traditional folk music.
        1. PageEcho-Harp 2 x 32 These traditional tremolo harmonicas are fitted with a high-quality maple wood comb and covers with sound holes. they come in four different sizes, each offering a different tonal range, depending on the requirements of the player.
        2. PageEcho-Harp 2 x 48 These traditional tremolo harmonicas are fitted with a high-quality maple wood comb and covers with sound holes. they come in four different sizes, each offering a different tonal range, depending on the requirements of the player.
        3. PageEcho 32 Tremolo Our ever-popular tremolo harmonicas sound really great for traditional folk music and evergreens. Their stylish cover embossing and attractive designs exude an irresistible touch of nostalgia which is an invitation to dream away while you play.
        4. PageEcho 48 Tremolo Our ever-popular tremolo harmonicas sound really great for traditional folk music and evergreens. Their stylish cover embossing and attractive designs exude an irresistible touch of nostalgia which is an invitation to dream away while you play.
        5. PageGolden Melody Tremolo The Tremolo with the non-swelling plastic comb, built for an eternity.
        6. Page6-fach Kreuzwender C, D, F, G, A, Bb A unique tremolo harmonica consisting of six separate instruments held together by metal stars at the ends, giving it a form like a paddle wheel.
        7. PageKreuzwender-Replacement A unique tremolo harmonica consisting of six separate instruments held together by metal stars at the ends, giving it a form like a paddle wheel. Each individual harmonica is in a different key and can be selected according to the musical occasion simply by turning the wheel. Replacement harmonicas are available singly
        8. PageOcean Star 48 These models feature a special tremolo tuning to generate a particularly slow tremolo which is perfect for Balkan and Far Eastern melodies.
        9. PageBig Valley 48 This budget priced tremolo harmonica is a great starter instrument for learning folk songs.
      5. FolderOctave Octave tuned harmonicas employ the same horizontal division of the channel openings as tremolo tuned instruments and are also mainly used in folk music. They all feature the curved „banana“ form and use the Wiener Octave Tuning, where upper and lower notes are tuned exactly one octave apart, resulting in a full, powerful sound without any tremolo beats.
        1. PageComet 40 The projecting channel dividers are rounded for added playing comfort and offer the player fascinating possibilities of varying the sound.
        2. PageUnsere Lieblinge 32 The traditional Unsere Lieblinge series has been popular with young and old for generations. The curved form fits perfectly to the lips and is exceptionally comfortable to play.
        3. PageUnsere Lieblinge 48 The traditional Unsere Lieblinge series has been popular with young and old for generations. The curved form fits perfectly to the lips and is exceptionally comfortable to play.
      6. FolderOrchestra HOHNER‘s orchestral instruments form the backbone of the harmonica ensemble and are suited for both rhythmical accompaniment and special effects. With these instruments, built entirely by hand, we offer a product range which covers the complete spectrum of accompaniment harmonicas for both classical and modern ensembles.
        1. PageChord 48 With 384 brass reeds all major, minor, 7th, diminished and augmented chords in 4-part octave voicings are available on this accompaniment instrument, a total of 48 chords.
        2. PageHohner Bass 58 This top of the line model was developed in close cooperation with leading international players to create a high end professional instrument, combining unprecedented performance and ease of playability with the finest Hohner quality - a milestone in HOHNER‘s legendary series of orchestral harmonicas.
        3. PageHohner Bass 78 This top of the line model was developed in close cooperation with leading international players to create a high end professional instrument, combining unprecedented performance and ease of playability with the finest Hohner quality - a milestone in HOHNER‘s legendary series of orchestral harmonicas.
      7. FolderBeginner The right start! For several years now, musical education is close to Hohner's heart. Special harmonicas for preschool kids have been developed, which serve as learning platform to growing children for a later musical training.
        1. PageMelody Star Thanks to the specially formed mouthpiece with its projecting channel openings, which make it much easier to hit single notes, the Melody Star is the ideal learning instrument and is used in music lessons at numerous schools. Due to the solo tuning it offers the ideal introduction to the world of the chromatic harmonica
        2. PageSpeedy black The Speedy black has four clearly separated channels with a range of one octave and is available in four colours. Ideal for children of pre-school age.
        3. PageSpeedy yellow The Speedy Yellow has four clearly separated channels with a range of one octave and is available in four colours. Ideal for children of pre-school age.
        4. PageSpeedy pink The Speedy pink has four clearly separated channels with a range of one octave and is available in four colours. Ideal for children of pre-school age.
        5. PageSpeedy blue The Speedy blue has four clearly separated channels with a range of one octave and is available in four colours. Ideal for children of pre-school age.
        6. PageBlues Harmonica Set Robust, full sounding Richter harp for the beginning player with a sensational price / quality ratio.
        7. PageHappy Color Harp yellow A genuine 10 hole Richter harmonica with plastic covers, available in four different colours. A great kids‘ instrument and low price beginner‘s harp for blues and folk.
        8. PageHappy Color Harp blue A genuine 10 hole Richter harmonica with plastic covers, available in four different colours. A great kids‘ instrument and low price beginner‘s harp for blues and folk.
        9. PageHappy Color Harp green A genuine 10 hole Richter harmonica with plastic covers, available in four different colours. A great kids‘ instrument and low price beginner‘s harp for blues and folk.
        10. PageHappy Color Harp red A genuine 10 hole Richter harmonica with plastic covers, available in four different colours. A great kids‘ instrument and low price beginner‘s harp for blues and folk.
      8. FolderHistoric Collection Masterpieces of living history! For 150 years now, Hohner has been making history. Not only in the production of instruments, but also in commerce, industry and culture. The successful "Historic Collection" brings some of the finest instruments of our history back to life in exclusive handmade models which have earned a place of honour in every harmonica collection.
        1. PageHarponette The Harponette was originally released in 1909. A hundred years later, our master instrument makers have crafted a particularly attractive replica model entirely "made in Germany“. It features a CNC-milled Bordeaux red casing into which a a high quality Richter harmonica is inset, enabling the player to produce a uniquely warm and sonorous tone. The Harponette comes in a luxurious embossed case with a magnetic closure and makes a great addition to the Historic Collection.
        2. PageEchobell This unusual model incorporates two bells on the upper cover, tuned a fifth apart. These were originally used to create a harmonious rhythm while playing melodies on the pleasant sounding tremolo harmonica and can give tunes such as "Jingle Bells“ a whole new dimension!
        3. PagePuck These remakes of 1930s instruments are the smallest 10-hole Richter harmonicas in the world. The covers are slotted into conically cut grooves on the edges of the reed plates and remain in place through their own tension - a unique design feature.
        4. PageDouble Puck These remakes of 1930s instruments are the smallest 10-hole Richter harmonicas in the world. The covers are slotted into conically cut grooves on the edges of the reed plates and remain in place through their own tension - a unique design feature. The Double Puck is the smallest double-sided "Wender“ harmonica ever made.
        5. PageDVD: The History of the Harmonica The History of the Harmonica - The German Harmonica & Accordion Museum „The History of the Harmonica“ offers fascinating insights into the historical development of harmo­nicas and accordions. Using the example of Trossingen, the epicentre of the harmonica industry on the edge of Germany‘s Black Forest, the film shows the evolution of the free reed industry as well as documenting its manifold interactions with the zeitgeist and fashion trends of past decades.
      9. FolderAccessories & Other 
        1. Page7PHC Harp Case The Leatherette Harmonica 7 Harmonica Case is handsome and perfect for carrying a set of 7 harps to your next gig or practice.
      10. FolderHarmonica Education 
        1. FolderOnline Lessons 
          1. PageHoward Levy Harmonica School The History of the Harmonica - The German Harmonica & Accordion Museum „The History of the Harmonica“ offers fascinating insights into the historical development of harmo­nicas and accordions. Using the example of Trossingen, the epicentre of the harmonica industry on the edge of Germany‘s Black Forest, the film shows the evolution of the free reed industry as well as documenting its manifold interactions with the zeitgeist and fashion trends of past decades.
          2. PageDavid Barrett's Bluesharmonica.com The History of the Harmonica - The German Harmonica & Accordion Museum „The History of the Harmonica“ offers fascinating insights into the historical development of harmo­nicas and accordions. Using the example of Trossingen, the epicentre of the harmonica industry on the edge of Germany‘s Black Forest, the film shows the evolution of the free reed industry as well as documenting its manifold interactions with the zeitgeist and fashion trends of past decades.
          3. PageTim's Tiny Tunes The History of the Harmonica - The German Harmonica & Accordion Museum „The History of the Harmonica“ offers fascinating insights into the historical development of harmo­nicas and accordions. Using the example of Trossingen, the epicentre of the harmonica industry on the edge of Germany‘s Black Forest, the film shows the evolution of the free reed industry as well as documenting its manifold interactions with the zeitgeist and fashion trends of past decades.
          4. PageBen Hewlett's Harmonica School If you ever wanted to learn the harmonica this brand new course is for you!
          5. PageMarcos Coll "Harp and Soul"  Learn the Secrets of the Harmonica with Marcos Coll
    2. FolderAccordions Every HOHNER accordion is the result of over 100 years of experience in the design, construction and manufacture of high quality bellows-driven instruments.
      1. FolderDiatonic 
        1. FolderCorona 
          1. PageCorona II Xtreme The Corona Xtreme is made for the professional musician who demands both quality and functionality.
          2. PageCorona II T Xtreme The 34 button system as well as the option for different tonalities in each register, makes this Xtreme ideal for all genres of music including Tex-Mex, Norteño, and Vallenato.
          3. PageCorona III N Xtreme The 34 button system of the Corona III N Xtreme as well as the option for different tonalities in each register, makes this Xtreme ideal for all genres of music including Tex-Mex, Norteño, and Vallenato.
          4. PageCorona II Los Tigres The Corona II accordion is made with the professional in mind. It is ideal for the musician who demands great quality and the signature HOHNER sound.
          5. PageCorona II Classic The Corona II Classic accordion is made with the professional in mind. It is ideal for the musician who demands great quality and the signature HOHNER sound.
          6. PageCorona II Classic Steve Jordan Esteban “Steve“ Jordan is known as the Jimi Hendrix of the accordion; the accordion wizard and lightning fingers among many other names. He was recently acknowledged as the best accordionist ever by many other serious players.
          7. PageCorona II Classic Flaco Jimenez It has been said that what B.B. King is to the blues or George Jones is to traditional country, Grammy-winning accordionist Flaco Jimenez is to the world of Tex-Mex Conjunto.
          8. PageCorona II The Corona II gives the professional musician the ability to own a great accordion at an affordable price.
          9. PageCorona III The Corona III is the ideal 3-voice accordion for the professional musician who depends on quality, sound and durability.
        2. PageCompadre The Compadre accordion is the perfect 2-voice model for beginning and experienced players alike! Features include an adjustable left-handed bass strap and redesigned wide open web grille.
        3. PageEl Rey del Vallenato This accordion expands HOHNER’s economy line to a 3-voice model crafted especially for the Vallenato musician.
        4. PageErica The Erica two-row accordion has been the preferred instrument of many musicians over generations. Its unique design and quality signature sound makes for great music.
        5. PageDouble Ray The Double-Ray is a beautiful, modern Irish-style accordion with a classic feel and double strap brackets. It comes in pearl red in the keys of GC, AD, and CF.
        6. PageCorso HOHNER’s Corso has a 3-voice tremolo and 4-voice bass. The Corso is well suited for playing Polka and traditional music.
        7. FolderCeltic 
          1. PageMorgane The Morgane is highly regarded as the diatonic accordion of choice for French, Gaelic, and Breton music. It has incredible sound and is easy to play.
          2. PageMerlin The Merlin is highly regarded as the diatonic accordion of choice for French, Gaelic, and Breton music. It has incredible sound and is easy to play.
          3. PageGalaad The Galaad is highly regarded as the diatonic accordion of choice for French, Gaelic, and Breton music. It has incredible sound and is easy to play.
          4. PageValparaiso The Valparaiso is highly regarded as the diatonic accordion of choice for French, Gaelic, and Breton music. It has incredible sound and is easy to play.
          5. PageCap Horn The Cap Horn is highly regarded as the diatonic accordion of choice for French, Gaelic, and Breton music. It has incredible sound and is easy to play.
        8. FolderCajun The best combination of tradition, reliability, and performance for an incredible rich sound. Designed with 4 treble stops, improved open key mechanism, and traditional tuning perfect for Zydeco and Cajun style music. Includes shoulder strap and gig bag. A great accordion for Cajun and other folk styles, the Ariette has an open key mechanism with 4 treble stops, 2 bass buttons, and traditional tuning. This perfect beginner’s accordion also includes a 40-page instructional booklet, shoulder strap, and carrying case.
          1. PageCajun IV The best combination of tradition, reliability, and performance for an incredible rich sound. Designed with 4 treble stops, improved open key mechanism, and traditional tuning perfect for Zydeco and Cajun style music.
          2. PageAriette A great beginner accordion for Cajun and other folk styles, the Ariette has an open key mechanism with 4 treble stops, 2 bass buttons, and traditional tuning.
        9. FolderVienna 
          1. PageWiener Modell 114 C The single-row “114“, a 4-voice instrument with the striking, individually controllable register knobs, offers a greater musical potential, enjoy the pleasure of experiencing music in a completely instinctive way!
          2. PageWiener Modell 2915 HOHNER’s loudest 2 reed accordion, the Pokerwork, or 2915 Vienna accordion, can be heard across the liveliest dance floors. It is perfect for English Country Dance, Morris Dance, Sea Shanties or American Folk music.
        10. PagePanther The Hohner Panther GCF Diatonic Accordion shares many of the quality features of our more expensive diatonics with a lower price tag.
        11. PageConcertina Folk musicians have favored concertinas since the mid- 1800s for their low cost, portability, and superior sound. Compared with other concertinas, you’ll find HOHNER’s has a brighter sound and smoother tone.
      2. FolderChromatic The chromatic accordion is a very versatile instrument. The right hand operates a piano or button keyboard and can be played in all keys like the piano.
        1. PageAbout The chromatic accordion is a very versatile instrument. The right hand operates a piano or button keyboard and can be played in all keys like the piano. The left hand operates the buttons of the standard bass. The standard bass is split into bass- and chord-rows. The playing of the left hand resembles the style of accompaniment traditionally given by a bass or rhythm guitar. Therefore the chromatic accordion player has actually three instruments available: A melodic instrument (right hand), a bass and a harmonic accompaniment (left hand) - and this for all the pitches and Keys. Accordion production without skilled handiwork is unthinkable. Despite modern automation technology a high quality accordion will always remain a musical instrument that owes its soul to the precision and expertise put into its construction. Especially when putting the final touches to the reeds and reed plates, experienced craftsmanship coupled with a feeling for music is the secret of the legendary HOHNER Sound. At HOHNER traditional handwork in accordion building goes hand in hand with research and development. The most modern production and analysis procedures are utilized in the construction of every accordion. It is a particularly satisfying moment for us when an accordion is finished. Combining thousands of expertly assembled, individual components with a rigorous final quality control results in an instrument that will give its future owner a lifetime of pleasure.
        2. FolderMorino HOHNER Morino - The new register buttons were reworked under ergonomic and optical aspects.
          1. PageMorino Plus Experience a new dimension of the legendary Morino sound For decades, the Morino has set standards in the accordion scene. Its legendary sound, both balanced and powerful, has become the benchmark, especially for accordion orchestras. These great tonal qualities have also made it a favorite of soloists, because this is what ensures that a concert can become a truly remarkable experience.
        3. FolderFun Line 
          1. PageAbout the FUN Line The Fun Line accordions were designed by Frédéric Deschamps to meet the needs of a new generation of accordionists who want to improve their musical skills.
          2. PageCreate your accordion ! The colors of the body, keyboard and bellows in the FUN Line accordions can be customized according to individual preference.
          3. PageFun Flash Piano The Fun Flash Piano accordion has become an integral part of the accordion family. The variability of this series is valued by leading international artists of the new generation.
          4. PageFun Flash The Fun Flash accordion has become an integral part of the accordion family. The variability of this series is valued by leading international artists of the new generation.
          5. PageFun Musette The instruments of Fun Line have been developed to all music styles such as international Pop, Folk, Musette and others.
          6. PageFun Top 120 These models are ideal for the accompaniment of singers and incorporation into various musical styles including jazz, rock, pop, rap, and slam.
          7. PageFun Star 120 The Fun Line accordions are constantly developing and improving, not only in regards to aesthetics, but also in keeping with the teaching methods of its inventor, Frédéric Deschamps.
          8. PageFun Star 96 The main advantages of this accordion series are ergonomics, appearance, tone, and elasticity of the keyboards, the compression of the bellows and the light weight of the instrument.
          9. PageFun Pro 120 The Fun Flash accordion has become an integral part of the accordion family. The variability of this series is valued by leading international artists of the new generation.
          10. PageFun Pro 96 The Fun Line accordions were designed by Frédéric Deschamps to meet the needs of a new generation of accordionists who want to improve their musical skills.
          11. PageFun Nova II 80 light The main advantages of this accordion series are ergonomics, appearance, tone, and elasticity of the keyboards, the compression of the bellows and the light weight of the instrument.
          12. PageFun Light The Fun Line accordions were designed by Frédéric Deschamps to meet the needs of a new generation of accordionists who want to improve their musical skills.
        4. FolderAtlantic 
          1. PageAtlantic IV 120 The reliability, robustness and strength of sound has always been the hallmark of the HOHNER Atlantic, inspiring accordion players of all ages.
          2. PageAtlantic IV 120 P This accordion is equally well suited for playing in an accordion orchestra, the classroom or practicing at home as well as professional use on the stage.
          3. PageAtlantic IV 120 M The popularity of the accordion has increased with musicians both young and old. The new Atlantic IV 120, with its versatility and flexibility, is the perfect Instrument for all ages.
          4. PageAtlantic IV 120 MP This accordion is equally well suited for playing in an accordion orchestra, the classroom or practicing at home as well as professional use on the stage.
        5. FolderGola 
          1. PageGola 414 The name GOLA signifies the passion of playing the accordion. When nothing else counts but the realization of musical potential, this truly great instrument combines pristine sound quality with one’s own powers of imagination.
          2. PageGola 644 Every single Gola ordered around the world is built by a small team of master craftsmen who work exclusively on this instrument.
        6. FolderAmica 
          1. PageAmica III 72 The Amica III 72 inherited some valuable characteristics from its predecessor. The T keyboard and the modular HOHNER bass mechanism were adopted almost without changes, guaranteeing a very enjoyable playing experience.
          2. PageAmica IV 96 The added fourth voice in the Amica 4-voice models brings 11 different timbres into existence. This makes it perfect for use in orchestras as well as on stage in keeping with the standard of all HOHNER accordions.
          3. PageAmica IV 120 More accordion for creative performances. Who does not want greater choice of timbres to move freely around the whole wide world of accordion music?
        7. FolderAmica Forte 
          1. PageAmica forte III 72 The Amica III 72 inherited some valuable characteristics from its predecessor. The T keyboard and the modular HOHNER bass mechanism were adopted almost without changes, guaranteeing a very enjoyable playing experience.
          2. PageAmica forte IV 96 The Amica III 72 inherited some valuable characteristics from its predecessor. The T keyboard and the modular HOHNER bass mechanism were adopted almost without changes, guaranteeing a very enjoyable playing experience.
          3. PageAmica forte IV 120 The Amica III 72 inherited some valuable characteristics from its predecessor. The T keyboard and the modular HOHNER bass mechanism were adopted almost without changes, guaranteeing a very enjoyable playing experience.
        8. FolderRiviera 
          1. PageRiviera III 96 Golden Special The 3-reed Riviera is characterized by a pleasant sound and extreme responsiveness to the use of high-quality reeds.
        9. FolderBravo 
          1. PageBravo II 48 The 48 bass accordions weigh only 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs.), making them perhaps the lightest available instruments in their class on the market. The larger instruments are also exceptionally light.
          2. PageBravo III 72 A good example is the Bravo’s incorporation of the T-keyboard mechanism, offering outstanding playability and ease of service.
          3. PageBravo III 80 The HOHNER project team was led by the input of both accordion teachers and students regarding another important aspect of design: the instrument should be as light as possible, especially for the youngest pupils.
          4. PageBravo III 120 The Bravo 120 Series sets the gold standard for students and beginners. The rugged and musically versatile instruments in this series offer performance features previously available only in considerably more expensive instruments.
        10. FolderThe New Bravo 
          1. PageBravo II 48 The 48 bass accordions weigh only 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs.), making them perhaps the lightest available instruments in their class on the market. The larger instruments are also exceptionally light.
          2. PageBravo II 60 The Bravo Series sets the gold standard for students and beginners. The rugged and musically versatile instruments in this series offer performance features previously available only in considerably more expensive instruments.
          3. PageBravo III 72 A good example is the Bravo’s incorporation of the T-keyboard mechanism, offering outstanding playability and ease of service.
          4. PageBravo III 80 The HOHNER project team was led by the input of both accordion teachers and students regarding another important aspect of design: the instrument should be as light as possible, especially for the youngest pupils.
          5. PageBravo III 96 A good example is the Bravo’s incorporation of the T-keyboard mechanism, offering outstanding playability and ease of service.
          6. PageBravo III 120 The Bravo 120 Series sets the gold standard for students and beginners. The rugged and musically versatile instruments in this series offer performance features previously available only in considerably more expensive instruments.
        11. FolderNova 
          1. PageNova I 49F The Nova I 49 F features the characteristics of professional button accordions. Even at the lowest model of the Nova series, the button keyboard is ergonomically placed.
          2. PageNova II 48 Elasticity of the keyboards, short key drop, and aesthetically pleasing with a rounded, compact shape.
          3. PageNova II 60A The exciting look of the Nova is dominated by the grill, but it is much more than just a chic appearance.
          4. PageNova II 72 It characterizes the assertive, yet very sophisticated sound of the instruments.
          5. PageNova II 80A The precisely calculated holes allow the listener to enjoy a very balanced mix of low and high frequencies.
          6. PageNova III 96 NOVA has been designed for the smallest accordionists in compliance with all the features of the best HOHNER models
        12. PageBasso 372 The newly updated Basso 372 was specially designed for orchestra playing. Its light weight and compact size maximize playing versatility and comfort.
      3. FolderAnacleto Collection 
        1. FolderAbout Anacleto Accordions For 100 years, Hohner has been dedicated to the advancement of lively and diverse music communities and our current accordion line can contribute to this goal like never before
        2. FolderRey Del Norte 
          1. PageRey Del Norte II Each Rey Del Norte II accordion is hand crafted and designed with crystal patterns and color schemes to fit the artist’s taste and create stage presence.
          2. PageRey Del Norte II S (compact) Every Del Norte II S accordion is made using hand made (a mano) reeds of the highest quality available. Every Ancleto comes with a velvet-lined instrument case and a genuine leather strap system.
          3. PageRey Del Norte II L Every Rey Del Norte II L accordion is made using hand made (a mano) reeds of the highest quality available. Every Ancleto comes with a velvet-lined instrument case and a genuine leather strap system.
          4. PageRey Del Norte III S (compact) Every Rey Del Norte III S accordion is made using hand made (a mano) reeds of the highest quality available. Every Ancleto comes with a velvet-lined instrument case and a genuine leather strap system.
          5. PageRey Del Norte III L Every Rey Del Norte III L accordion is made using hand made (a mano) reeds of the highest quality available. Every Ancleto comes with a velvet-lined instrument case and a genuine leather strap system.
          6. PageRey Del Norte III 4 Every Rey Del Norte III 4 accordion is made using hand made (a mano) reeds of the highest quality available. Every Ancleto comes with a velvet-lined instrument case and a genuine leather strap system.
          7. PageRey Del Norte TT S (compact) Every Rey Del Norte TT S accordion is made using hand made (a mano) reeds of the highest quality available. Every Ancleto comes with a velvet-lined instrument case and a genuine leather strap system.
          8. PageRey Del Norte TT L Every Rey Del Norte TT L accordion is made using hand made (a mano) reeds of the highest quality available. Every Ancleto comes with a velvet-lined instrument case and a genuine leather strap system.
          9. PageRey Del Norte IV Every Rey Del Norte IV accordion is made using hand made (a mano) reeds of the highest quality available. Every Ancleto comes with a velvet-lined instrument case and a genuine leather strap system.
          10. PageRey Del Norte II 4 Every Rey Del Norte II 4 accordion is made using hand made (a mano) reeds of the highest quality available. Every Ancleto comes with a velvet-lined instrument case and a genuine leather strap system.
        3. FolderLatino Series 
          1. PageLatino II 26-48 Every Latino II 26-48 accordion is made using hand made (a mano) reeds of the highest quality available. Every Ancleto comes with a velvet-lined instrument case and a genuine leather strap system.
          2. PageLatino III 30-48 Every Latino III 30-48 accordion is made using hand made (a mano) reeds of the highest quality available. Every Ancleto comes with a velvet-lined instrument case and a genuine leather strap system.
          3. PageLatino II 30-72 Every Latino II 30-72 accordion is made using hand made (a mano) reeds of the highest quality available. Every Ancleto comes with a velvet-lined instrument case and a genuine leather strap system.
          4. PageLatino III 30-72 Every Latino III 30-72 accordion is made using hand made (a mano) reeds of the highest quality available. Every Ancleto comes with a velvet-lined instrument case and a genuine leather strap system.
          5. PageLatino III 34-48 Every Latino II 34-48 accordion is made using hand made (a mano) reeds of the highest quality available. Every Ancleto comes with a velvet-lined instrument case and a genuine leather strap system.
        4. PageCustom Anacleto Accordions Every Anacleto is made using hand made reeds of the highest available.
        5. PageVideos Videos of musicians performing with Anacleto Accordions
      4. FolderAccessories 
        1. FolderCases 48 Bass 
          1. PageAmica II 40/48 / Bravo II 48, I 49 F, II 60 Today musicians expect hard cases made of the most modern materials that can withstand rough handling. The Hohner accordion case provides an inner cushion, specially moulded to keep the instrument safe.
        2. FolderCases 72 Bass 
          1. PageAmica III 72, Bravo III 72, Concerto III T Today musicians expect hard cases 72 Bass made of the most modern materials that can withstand rough handling. The Hohner accordion case provides an inner cushion, specially moulded to keep the instrument safe.
        3. FolderCases 96 Bass 
          1. PageMorino IV 96, Retro, Tremolo Today musicians expect hard cases 96 Bass made of the most modern materials that can withstand rough handling. The Hohner accordion case provides an inner cushion, specially moulded to keep the instrument safe.
          2. PageAmica III 80/96, IV 96 / Bravo III 80/96 Today musicians expect hard cases 96 Bass made of the most modern materials that can withstand rough handling. The Hohner accordion case provides an inner cushion, specially moulded to keep the instrument safe.
        4. FolderCases 120 Bass 
          1. PageAtlantic IV 120 Today musicians expect hard cases 120 Bass made of the most modern materials that can withstand rough handling. The Hohner accordion case provides an inner cushion, specially moulded to keep the instrument safe.
          2. PageMorino V 120, Retro, de Luxe Today musicians expect hard cases 120 Bass made of the most modern materials that can withstand rough handling. The Hohner accordion case provides an inner cushion, specially moulded to keep the instrument safe.
          3. PageMorino IV 120, Retro, Tremolo, de Luxe Today musicians expect hard cases 120 Bass made of the most modern materials that can withstand rough handling. The Hohner accordion case provides an inner cushion, specially moulded to keep the instrument safe.
          4. PageMorino IV 120 C, de Luxe Today musicians expect hard cases 120 Bass made of the most modern materials that can withstand rough handling. The Hohner accordion case provides an inner cushion, specially moulded to keep the instrument safe.
          5. PageMorino IV 120 C45, de Luxe Today musicians expect hard cases 120 Bass made of the most modern materials that can withstand rough handling. The Hohner accordion case provides an inner cushion, specially moulded to keep the instrument safe.
          6. PageMorino V 120 C Bayan Today musicians expect hard cases 120 Bass made of the most modern materials that can withstand rough handling. The Hohner accordion case provides an inner cushion, specially moulded to keep the instrument safe.
          7. PageAmica III 120, Bravo III 120, Amica IV 120 Today musicians expect hard cases 120 Bass made of the most modern materials that can withstand rough handling. The Hohner accordion case provides an inner cushion, specially moulded to keep the instrument safe.
          8. PageGenius IV 120 C, de Luxe, Bayan Today musicians expect hard cases 120 Bass made of the most modern materials that can withstand rough handling. The Hohner accordion case provides an inner cushion, specially moulded to keep the instrument safe.
          9. PageGenius IV 120, de Luxe Today musicians expect hard cases 120 Bass made of the most modern materials that can withstand rough handling. The Hohner accordion case provides an inner cushion, specially moulded to keep the instrument safe.
          10. PageMorino Artiste IV 120 Today musicians expect hard cases 120 Bass made of the most modern materials that can withstand rough handling. The Hohner accordion case provides an inner cushion, specially moulded to keep the instrument safe.
          11. PageMorino Cassotto IV 120 Today musicians expect hard cases 120 Bass made of the most modern materials that can withstand rough handling. The Hohner accordion case provides an inner cushion, specially moulded to keep the instrument safe.
          12. PageGola 414 Today musicians expect hard cases 120 Bass made of the most modern materials that can withstand rough handling. The Hohner accordion case provides an inner cushion, specially moulded to keep the instrument safe.
        5. FolderCases other 
          1. PageErica, 2915, 1140 Today musicians expect hard cases made of the most modern materials that can withstand rough handling. The Hohner accordion case provides an inner cushion, specially moulded to keep the instrument safe.
          2. PageClub II B, Corso, Corona II, III Today musicians expect hard cases made of the most modern materials that can withstand rough handling. The Hohner accordion case provides an inner cushion, specially moulded to keep the instrument safe.
        6. FolderGigbags 
          1. PageGigbag 48 The outer skin of your gig bag is made of tear proof Cordura® and features multiple seams. It’s cushioned and stiffened so that your instrument can withstand substantial shocks.
          2. PageGigbag 72 The outer skin of your gig bag 72 is made of tear proof Cordura® and features multiple seams. It’s cushioned and stiffened so that your instrument can withstand substantial shocks.
          3. PageGigbag 96 + 120 The outer skin of your gig bag 96 + 120 is made of tear proof Cordura® and features multiple seams. It’s cushioned and stiffened so that your instrument can withstand substantial shocks.
          4. PageGigbag 120 (XL) The outer skin of your gig bag 120 (XL) is made of tear proof Cordura® and features multiple seams. It’s cushioned and stiffened so that your instrument can withstand substantial shocks.
          5. PageCorona Xtreme The outer skin of your gig bag Corona Xtreme is made of tear proof Cordura® and features multiple seams. It’s cushioned and stiffened so that your instrument can withstand substantial shocks.
          6. PageGigbag diatonic The outer skin of your gig bag diatonic is made of tear proof Cordura® and features multiple seams. It’s cushioned and stiffened so that your instrument can withstand substantial shocks.
        7. FolderStraps 
          1. PageHip Strap The Hip Strap transfers the weight of the accordion to the hips and takes the strain off the shoulders
          2. PageStrap No. 50 Strap No.50: Suitable for children. fits 48 bass instruments: Bravo II 48, Amica II 48, Student 48
          3. PageStrap No. 51 Medium sized Strap No. 51 suitable for most players: Bravo III 72, Amica III 72 and many other instruments.
          4. PageStrap No. 52 Strap No. 52 is a longer length strap for larger players.
          5. PageStrap No. 53 Strap No. 53 - Ergonomically designed strap which is comfortable to wear round the neck.
          6. PageMorino ”Ergoline“ Straps All the features of the woven straps but made of top quality leather
        8. PageVamonos Wireless Microphone wireless microphone for accordions.
      5. PageWorld Champions For 10 years, all world champions (Coupe Mondiale & Trophée Mondial) have won the competition playing on a HOHNER FUN Flash.
    3. FolderGuitar HOHNER has been living and breathing music for more than a 150 years. Since the 1960s, HOHNER has built up a wide assortment of acoustic and electric guitars. The HOHNER guitar line took off in the 1970s when HOHNER started endorsing major Nashville recording artists. In the mid 1980s, HOHNER teamed up with renowned guitar designers and luthiers, expanding its range into all solid designer models and the HOHNER Professional line of electric guitars.
      1. FolderA+ Guitars The A+ series incorporates over 35 attributes of strict production requirements such as properly seasoned wood, pressurized gluing procedures, specially designed neck blocks, and a strong multi-pin body/neck joint.
        1. FolderA+ Student Guitars Hohner Inc. is pleased to introduce the A+ line of student guitars. Hohner continues to improve the player’s experience by incorporating over 35 improved product features and specialized manufacturing processes to maximize a guitar’s performance. The A+ series offers nylon and steel string instruments that encompass a wide range of sizes.
          1. PageNylon String Incorporating over 35 improved product features such as: properly seasoned specially wood, pressurized gluing procedures, specially designed neck blocks with a strong multi-pin body/neck joint, unique bracing designs, specified fret size and installation techniques, proper neck angles, and standardized matched top tints by a special hue matching technique. The result is more stable, reliable guitars with improved tactile response, accurate intonation, better tone and increased volume, optimized for maximum playability.
          2. PageSteel String Hohner student guitars are a prefered choice for music educators and students worldwide. Hohner meticulously developed a new manufacturing system known as the A+ Advantage. It is standard on all Hohner Student guitars. The Hohner A+ Advantage system has 35+ improvements. The resulting guitars have increased quality, volume, playability, tone, sustain and instrument life.
        2. FolderA+ 300 Series The A+ 300 Series of dreadnought guitars incorporates many of the superior A+ build quality advantages to provide the best player experience possible.
          1. PageAS305-TSB Tobacco Sunburst The AS305-TSB dreadnought guitar incorporates many of the superior A+ build quality advantages to provide the best player experience possible.
          2. PageAS305-BK Dreadnought Black The AS305-BK dreadnought guitar incorporates many of the superior A+ build quality advantages to provide the best player experience possible.
          3. PageAS305CE-BK Cutaway Electric Black The AS305CE-BK cutaway acoustic electric dreadnought guitar incorporates many of the superior A+ build quality advantages to provide the best player experience possible.
          4. PageAS305-NS Natural Satin The AS305-NS dreadnought guitar incorporates many of the superior A+ build quality advantages to provide the best player experience possible.
          5. PageAS305CE-NS Natural Satin The AS305CE-NS cutaway acoustic electric dreadnought guitar incorporates many of the superior A+ build quality advantages to provide the best player experience possible.
          6. PageAS305CE-TSB Tobacco Sunburst Electric The AS305CE-TSB dreadnought guitar incorporates many of the superior A+ build quality advantages to provide the best player experience possible.
          7. PageAS355CE-BK Solid Top Cutaway Electric The AS355CE-BK cutaway electric dreadnought guitar incorporates many of the superior A+ build quality advantages to provide the best player experience possible.
          8. PageAS355CE-NS Solid Top Cutaway Electric The AS355CE-NS cutaway electric dreadnought guitar is equipped with a solid spruce top, a compensated saddle for accurate intonation with a natural rosewood pin style bridge.
          9. PageAS355CE-TSB Solid Top Cutaway Electric The AS355CE-TSB cutaway electric dreadnought guitar incorporates many of the superior A+ build quality advantages to provide the best player experience possible.
          10. PageAS355-BK Dreadnought Gloss Black The AS355-BK dreadnought guitar incorporates many of the superior A+ build quality advantages to provide the best player experience possible. The striking high gloss black body is highlighted with multi-ply binding. It is equipped with a solid spruce top, a compensated saddle for accurate intonation with a natural rosewood pin style bridge. The rosewood fingerboard is accented with white diamond inlays. From the rock solid multi-pin neck joint to the upgraded tuners, each 300 series guitar is designed for players of all ages and skill levels. All 300 series dreadnought guitars include a black padded gig bag with a pocket.
          11. PageAS355-NS Dreadnought Natural Satin The AS355-NS dreadnought guitar incorporates many of the superior A+ build quality advantages to provide the best player experience possible. The satin finish natural solid spruce top and mahogany back and sides are highlighted with multi-ply binding. It is equipped with a compensated saddle for accurate intonation with a natural rosewood pin style bridge. The rosewood fingerboard is accented with white diamond inlays. From the rock solid multi-pin neck joint to the updgraded tuners, each 300 series guitar is designed for players of all ages and skill levels. All 300 series dreadnought guitars include a black padded gig bag with a pocket.
          12. PageAS355-TSB Solid Top Dreadnought The AS355CE-TSB cutaway electric dreadnought guitar incorporates many of the superior A+ build quality advantages to provide the best player experience possible.
      2. FolderEssential Series HOHNER had the idea of creating a new guitar series that follows very clear, clean and simple design principles. The Essential Series was first introduced in 2009 and celebrated great success throughout Europe. The Essential Series combines this with a refreshingly simple design.
        1. PageNVI - No Variance Intonation The NVI system is a simple as well as clever solution for intonation problems on steel string guitars using compensated nuts and saddles.
        2. FolderEssential Pro Series Many guitarists tell us they look exceptionally good and sound exceptionally strong. The smaller body models in the Hohner Essential guitars turned out to be widely popular. Other shapes available are a dreadnought and a classical with nylon strings.
          1. PageEP1-SP The Essential Pro steel string acoustics are equipped with NVI compensated nuts and saddles. They play in tune and produce a sound outperforming guitars many times their price.
          2. PageEP1-SF The HOHNER Essential series leaves out any unnecessary ornament. We apply an ultra-thin satin finish to avoid any dampening of the top.
          3. PageEP1-S00 The Essential Series combines this with a refreshingly simple design. Many guitarists tell us it looks exceptionally good and sounds exceptionally strong.
          4. PageEP1-SC  All Essentials have carefully selected tops and backs with a micro-thin, open-pore satin finish. All Essential guitars have a solid top made from Canadian Sitka Spruce for crisp tone and strong projection.
          5. PageEP1-SFE Stronger projection of the slightly larger Folk body and a (non-historical) cut-away and Fishman ISYS+ preamp.
          6. PageEP1-S0CE  In addition to the EP1-SDCE dreadnought cut-away, there is a new EP1-S0CE. It is based on a 1920 small body design and was chosen to replace the previous Essential Mini-Jumbo model.
        3. FolderEssential Roots Series The Essential Roots Series guitars connect to Hohner’s historical role in roots and blues music. Hohner teamed up with guitarists and session musicians of Hohner harmonica endorsees to develop an exceptional series of vintage inspired guitars.
          1. PageER1-MD The Essential Roots ER1-MD uses proven, traditional tonewood selections. The all mahogany models have a solid mahogany top and produce a warm tone with rich mids.
          2. PageER1-M0 The Essential Roots ER1-M0 uses proven, traditional tonewood selections. The all mahogany models have a solid mahogany top and produce a warm tone with rich mids.
          3. PageER1-S0SB The Essential Roots ER1-S0SB uses proven, traditional tonewood selections. The spruce models have a solid sitka spruce top and mahogany backs and sides for a crisper sound with singing trebles.
          4. PageER1-S00SB All guitars of the series feature a micro-thin satin finish. The pick guards were left off in order to encourage the vibration of the tops.
          5. PageER1-S0SBE The spruce models have a solid sitka spruce top and mahogany backs and sides for a crisper sound with singing trebles. All guitars of the series feature a micro-thin satin finish.
          6. PageER1-S00CESB This results in exceptionally resonant guitars, producing a rich, singing tone and making the small bodies sound huge.
          7. PageER2-MDE The Essential Roots ER2-MDE uses proven, traditional tonewood selections. The all mahogany models have a solid mahogany top and produce a warm tone with rich mids.
          8. PageER2-M0E The Essential Roots ER2-M0E uses proven, traditional tonewood selections. The all mahogany models have a solid mahogany top and produce a warm tone with rich mids.
          9. PageER2-S00SBE All guitars of the series feature a micro-thin satin finish. The pick guards were left off in order to encourage the vibration of the tops.
      3. FolderHeadless Series Since their inception in the late 80s, headless guitars and basses from Hohner, licensed by Steinberger®, have become a legend. The instruments are short and light and therefore ideal for travel, yet they provide a full scale. Hohner has been manufacturing the Headless Professional Series in one of the best and most experienced guitar factories on the planet. Thousands of guitar and bass players rely on these instruments every day and every night.
        1. PageG3T-BK The Hohner G3T-BK has a solid maple neck-through construction with 24 frets, a two-way adjustable trussrod and a rosewood fingerboard.
        2. PageG3T-GNS The Hohner G3T-GNS has a solid maple neck-through construction with 24 frets, a two-way adjustable trussrod, and a rosewood fingerboard.
        3. PageG3T-OIL The Hohner G3T-OIL has a solid maple neck-through construction with 24 frets, a two-way adjustable trussrod and a rosewood fingerboard.
        4. PageG3T-BK-LH The Hohner G3T-BKLH has a solid maple neck-through construction with 24 frets, a two-way adjustable trussrodand a rosewood fingerboard.
        5. PageG3T-OIL-LH The Hohner G3T-OILLH has a solid maple neck-through construction with 24 frets, a two-way adjustable trussrod and a rosewood fingerboard.
        6. PageB2B-BK The Hohner B2B-BK headless 4-string bass has been a standard since the very beginning of the line. It has a solid American maple body, a bolt-on maple neck with a two-way adjustable trussrod, 24 frets and a rosewood fingerboard.
        7. PageB2B-BK-LH The Hohner B2B-BK-LH headless 4-string bass has been a standard since the very beginning of the line. It has a solid American maple body, a bolt-on maple neck with a two-way adjustable trussrod, 24 frets and a rosewood fingerboard.
        8. PageB2ADB-BK The active Hohner B2ADB 4-string headless bass comes with a detonable bridge licensed by Steinberger, active electronics and two humbucking EVL pickups.
        9. PageB2ADB-GMS The B2ADB-GMS has an active/passive switch and is one of the very few active basses that can also be used in passive mode. The active status is indicated by a red status LED.
        10. PageB2AV-WS In response to popular requests, there is a reissue of the Hohner B2AV-WS headless 5-string bass in the classy walnut stain with active electronics.
      4. FolderHC Classical Series When learning to play the guitar, a well built, good sounding, and easily playable instrument is key. For more than 30 years, Hohner guitars have been used to teach the joy of music every day in schools and conservatories. The Hohner HC Classical Series has become a de-facto standard for guitar students in many countries worldwide. Hundreds of thousands guitar students learned to play on a Hohner HC Guitar.
        1. PageHC02 This Student 1/2-Size Classical guitar has a scale length of 547 mm and fits children between 5-10 years of age.
        2. PageHC03 This Student 3/4-Size Classical guitar has a scale length of 590 mm and fits players between 8-13 years of age.
        3. PageHC06 This full size Classical guitar has a scale length of 650 mm and fits grown-up players of all age groups. .
        4. PageHC06LH The left hand version of the Hohner HC06. This full size Classical guitar has a scale length of 650 mm and fits grown-up players of all age groups.
        5. PageHC06E This full size Classical guitar has a scale length of 650 mm and fits grown-up players of all age groups. This model is equipped with a piezo pick up and a passive tone control system.
        6. PageHC12 This Student 1/2-Size Classical guitar has a scale length of 547 mm and fits children between 5-10 years of age.
        7. PageHC13 This Student 3/4-Size Classical guitar has a scale length of 590 mm and fits children between 5-10 years of age.
        8. PageHC16 This full size Classical guitar has a scale length of 650 mm and fits grown-up players of all age groups.
        9. PageHC20 This full size Classical guitar has a scale length of 650 mm. It has a solid spruce top, mahogany back and sides. The mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard has 18.5 frets.
        10. PageHC22 The HC22 has a 547mm scale and was designed with a slightly wider and thinner neck according to the specifications of the European Guitar Teacher Association for ergonomically optimized playing.
        11. PageHC26 This full size Classical guitar has a scale length of 650 mm. It has a solid sitka spruce top and sapele back and sides. The mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard has 18.5 frets.
      5. FolderHW Western Series Hohner’s classic guitars are among the most successful beginner lines in the world, and we also offer the right western guitars for any age group. The models of the HW series are perfect to make your first steps in Pop, Rock, Blues and Country music, HW Western Series
        1. PageHW03 The HOHNER HW03 is handcrafted with a Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides. This wood combination creates a crisp texture to the overall sound of the instrument.
        2. PageHW200 HW 200 have very good sound characteristics with stable tuning for beginners and advanced players. The classic folk guitar body of HW 200 is ideal for players who prefer a smaller body.
        3. PageHW220N HW 220 have very good sound characteristics with stable tuning for beginners and advanced players. HW 220 has full-size dreadnought body.
        4. PageHW220TBK HW 220TBK have very good sound characteristics with stable tuning for beginners and advanced players. Both models are handcrafted with a Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides. HW 220TBK has full-size dreadnought body.
        5. PageHW220TWR HW 220TWR have very good sound characteristics with stable tuning for beginners and advanced players. Both models are handcrafted with a Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides. HW 220 has full-size dreadnought body.
        6. PageHW220SB HW 200SB have very good sound characteristics with stable tuning for beginners and advanced players. The classic folk guitar body of HW 200SB is ideal for players who prefer a smaller body.
      6. FolderStands & Accessories 
        1. PageHMS-S1 Microphone Stand HOHNER uses strong die-cast metal bases for microphone stands which include a microphone adapter and a triangular washer for ease of use.
        2. PageHMS-B1 Microphone Stand HOHNER uses strong die-cast metal bases for microphone stands which include a microphone adapter and a triangular washer for ease of use.
        3. PageHMS-TB1 Microphone Stand HOHNER uses strong die-cast metal bases for microphone stands which include a microphone adapter and a triangular washer for ease of use.
        4. PageHBS-F1 Music Stand For music classes, band rehearsal or on stage - your sheet music and books will find a safe spot on your HOHNER Music Stand.
        5. PageHBS-F1B Music Stand For music classes, band rehearsal or on stage - your sheet music and books will find a safe spot on your HOHNER Music Stand.
        6. PageHBS-C1 Music Stand For music classes, band rehearsal or on stage - your sheet music and books will find a safe spot on your HOHNER Music Stand.
        7. PageHFS-S1 Foot Stool The height adjustable foot stool supports a proper playing posture while playing concert or classical guitar.
        8. PageHGS-MA Guitar Stand The Hohner HGS-ME is one of the smallest guitar stands in the world and was designed to easily fit into most gigbag.
        9. PageHGS-ME Guitar Stand The Hohner HGS-ME is one of the smallest guitar stands in the world and was designed to easily fit into most gigbag.
        10. PageHGS-S1 Guitar Stand Each stand features thick foam, plasticizer-free and stable base which protects your guitar when not in use. It fits all sizes of electric or acoustic models.
        11. PageHGS-A2 Guitar Stand Each stand features thick foam, plasticizer-free and stable base which protects your guitar when not in use. It fits all sizes of electric or acoustic models.
    4. FolderA+ Bluegrass Hohner meticulously developed a new manufacturing system known as the A+ Advantage. It improves many details of the an instrument's performance..Properly cured wood and correct grain direction is crucial to make more stable, reliable instruments.
      1. PageResonator Back 5 String Banjo The ARB40-M resonator banjo is a full sized banjo with resonator for more volume. This banjo features a rich glossy reddish mahogany finish with black binding on the resonator, and a warm vintage tone.
      2. PageOpen Back 5 String Banjo The AOB40-M open back banjo is a full sized banjo for a more vintage or traditional appeal. This banjo features a satin reddish mahogany finish, chrome hardware, 24 brackets and an 11" Fiberskyn head.
      3. Page5 String Travel Banjo The ATB40-M travel banjo is perfect for young beginners or any banjo player on the move. The smaller scale of 19.8" and overall length of just 32" make this an ideal banjo for any bluegrass jam or camping trip.
      4. PageA Style Mandolin - Tobacco Burst The AAM40-TBS traditional A style f hole mandolin incorporates many of the A+ build advantages. The vintage tobacco burst finish with single ply binding gives a traditional look. But more importantly, the comfortable 13 7/8" scale is accompanied by a player friendly neck profile.
      5. PageF Style Mandolin - Tobacco Burst The AFM40-TBS traditional F style mandolin incorporates many of the A+ build advantages. The vintage tobacco burst finish with single ply binding gives a traditional look. But more importantly, the comfortable 13 7/8" scale is accompanied by a player friendly neck profile.
    5. FolderMusic Education 
      1. FolderRockwood Rockwood drums, acoustic and electric guitars appropriately sized instruments designed for the 8-14 year old with quality that encourages play and musical exploration.
        1. PageRockwood Acoustic Guitars The Rockwood 3/4 size acoustic guitar packages come with everything to start rockin’ out of the box! including all accessories.
        2. PageRockwood Electric Guitars The Rockwood 3/4 size electric guitar packages including all accessories – amp, tuner, strap, and stickers –to start rockin’ out of the box. All appropriately sized instruments are designed for the 8-14 year old with quality that encourages play and musical exploration.
        3. PageRockwood Drums Aimed at the tween market, Rockwood junior-sized drum set will start kids rockin’ right out of the box. All appropriately sized for the 8-14 year old with top quality that encourages play and musical exploration.
      2. FolderRecorder 150 Years – more than just a lifetime. HOHNER has been intensively involved in the production of high quality traditional musical instruments since 1857 and numbers among the most successful and established manufacturers worldwide. The experience and skill of HOHNER's designing engineers and their continual striving for improvement in sound and playability is reflected both in our plastic and our finely crafted wooden recorders.
        1. FolderMelody Line These recorders are specially designed for children and young beginners. Their robust construction and easy handling, as well as the possibility to rinse them clean in cold water, makes them ideal school instruments. As well as one-piece C-Descant recorders with German or baroque fingering, we also offer 2-piece C-Descant and 3-piece F-Treble recorders made of almost unbreakable plastic. The popular "Melody Line" has been extended to include hardwearing combi-recorders featuring a stable plastic head-joint and a body of traditional pearwood. This mixed construction is ideal for the beginner due to the robust construction of the head.
          1. PageMelody 9508 With decades of experience and skilled craftsmanship, HOHNER´s designing engineers and product managers continually strive for improvements in sound and playability. This philosophy is reflected in our plastic plus our finely crafted wooden recorders. Many of our beginner plastic models in addition to the Musical Line are very popular in music education programs around the world.
          2. PageMelody 9509 With decades of experience and skilled craftsmanship, HOHNER´s designing engineers and product managers continually strive for improvements in sound and playability. This philosophy is reflected in our plastic plus our finely crafted wooden recorders. Many of our beginner plastic models in addition to the Musical Line are very popular in music education programs around the world.
        2. FolderMusica Line These well-crafted 2 piece wooden C-Descant recorders with their harmonious, balanced sound set the standard in the field of musical education in schools. The ergonomically formed mouthpiece makes lipping easier and ensures a pleasant playing feel. All recorders of the "Musica Line" are available in maple or pearwood, with German or baroque fingering as desired.
          1. PageMusica 9531 With decades of experience and skilled craftsmanship, HOHNER´s designing engineers and product managers continually strive for improvements in sound and playability. This philosophy is reflected in our plastic plus our finely crafted wooden recorders. Many of our beginner plastic models in addition to the Musical Line are very popular in music education programs around the world.
          2. PageMusica 9532 With decades of experience and skilled craftsmanship, HOHNER´s designing engineers and product managers continually strive for improvements in sound and playability. This philosophy is reflected in our plastic plus our finely crafted wooden recorders. Many of our beginner plastic models in addition to the Musical Line are very popular in music education programs around the world.
          3. PageMusica 9533 With decades of experience and skilled craftsmanship, HOHNER´s designing engineers and product managers continually strive for improvements in sound and playability. This philosophy is reflected in our plastic plus our finely crafted wooden recorders. Many of our beginner plastic models in addition to the Musical Line are very popular in music education programs around the world.
          4. PageMusica 9534 With decades of experience and skilled craftsmanship, HOHNER´s designing engineers and product managers continually strive for improvements in sound and playability. This philosophy is reflected in our plastic plus our finely crafted wooden recorders. Many of our beginner plastic models in addition to the Musical Line are very popular in music education programs around the world.
          5. PageMusica 9555 With decades of experience and skilled craftsmanship, HOHNER´s designing engineers and product managers continually strive for improvements in sound and playability. This philosophy is reflected in our plastic plus our finely crafted wooden recorders. Many of our beginner plastic models in addition to the Musical Line are very popular in music education programs around the world.
          6. PageMusica 9550 With decades of experience and skilled craftsmanship, HOHNER´s designing engineers and product managers continually strive for improvements in sound and playability. This philosophy is reflected in our plastic plus our finely crafted wooden recorders. Many of our beginner plastic models in addition to the Musical Line are very popular in music education programs around the world.
          7. PageMusica 9565 With decades of experience and skilled craftsmanship, HOHNER´s designing engineers and product managers continually strive for improvements in sound and playability. This philosophy is reflected in our plastic plus our finely crafted wooden recorders. Many of our beginner plastic models in addition to the Musical Line are very popular in music education programs around the world.
          8. PageMusica 9560 With decades of experience and skilled craftsmanship, HOHNER´s designing engineers and product managers continually strive for improvements in sound and playability. This philosophy is reflected in our plastic plus our finely crafted wooden recorders. Many of our beginner plastic models in addition to the Musical Line are very popular in music education programs around the world. .
        3. FolderClassic Line Hohner's designing engineers take the requirements of recorder ensembles especially seriously. Their know-how in the field of developing special recorder models is combined with the passion for working with the finest selected woods to create unique instruments of the highest quality. The top models of our "Classic Line" are the result of an uncompromising commitment to research and development in cooperation with leading players worldwide. The perfect intonation of the individual notes over the entire tonal range as well as the exact craftmanship and attention to detail have made these instruments the favorites of professional soloists and ensembles.
          1. PageClassic 9564 With decades of experience and skilled craftsmanship, HOHNER´s designing engineers and product managers continually strive for improvements in sound and playability. This philosophy is reflected in our plastic plus our finely crafted wooden recorders. Many of our beginner plastic models in addition to the Musical Line are very popular in music education programs around the world.
          2. PageClassic 95643 With decades of experience and skilled craftsmanship, HOHNER´s designing engineers and product managers continually strive for improvements in sound and playability. This philosophy is reflected in our plastic plus our finely crafted wooden recorders. Many of our beginner plastic models in addition to the Musical Line are very popular in music education programs around the world.
          3. PageClassic 9544 With decades of experience and skilled craftsmanship, HOHNER´s designing engineers and product managers continually strive for improvements in sound and playability. This philosophy is reflected in our plastic plus our finely crafted wooden recorders. Many of our beginner plastic models in addition to the Musical Line are very popular in music education programs around the world.
          4. PageClassic 95443 With decades of experience and skilled craftsmanship, HOHNER´s designing engineers and product managers continually strive for improvements in sound and playability. This philosophy is reflected in our plastic plus our finely crafted wooden recorders. Many of our beginner plastic models in addition to the Musical Line are very popular in music education programs around the world.
          5. PageClassic 9594 With decades of experience and skilled craftsmanship, HOHNER´s designing engineers and product managers continually strive for improvements in sound and playability. This philosophy is reflected in our plastic plus our finely crafted wooden recorders. Many of our beginner plastic models in addition to the Musical Line are very popular in music education programs around the world.
          6. PageClassic 95943 With decades of experience and skilled craftsmanship, HOHNER´s designing engineers and product managers continually strive for improvements in sound and playability. This philosophy is reflected in our plastic plus our finely crafted wooden recorders. Many of our beginner plastic models in addition to the Musical Line are very popular in music education programs around the world.
          7. PageClassic 9624 With decades of experience and skilled craftsmanship, HOHNER´s designing engineers and product managers continually strive for improvements in sound and playability. This philosophy is reflected in our plastic plus our finely crafted wooden recorders. Many of our beginner plastic models in addition to the Musical Line are very popular in music education programs around the world
          8. PageClassic 96243 With decades of experience and skilled craftsmanship, HOHNER´s designing engineers and product managers continually strive for improvements in sound and playability. This philosophy is reflected in our plastic plus our finely crafted wooden recorders. Many of our beginner plastic models in addition to the Musical Line are very popular in music education programs around the world.
      3. FolderMelodica Melodicas from the market leader. Handy, elegantly proportioned instruments with a sound of their own, Hohner melodicas have enjoyed great popularity for nearly 50 years. Contemporary musical educators have long recognized the advantages of the melodica, both in private lessons and in classes, and have achieved excellent results with the instrument.
        1. PagePerformer 37 This three octave professional instrument produces a rich accordion-like tone. The Pro 37 Melodica is a hand-held wind instrument has 37 piano style keys with a tonal range is F below middle C through F. It features durable bronze reeds that won't loose their pitch. The S37 is Ideal for students as well as advanced players. Deluxe padded zipper case, mouthpiece and extension hose included. The Melodica is a fascinating wind instrument, easy to learn and powerfully expressive. Played like a piano, it is so compact that you can take it with you anywhere. Producing single notes or chords, the Melodica is both a solo and orchestral instrument, blending beautifully with other instruments. Whatever the music you like -from classical to rock -the Melodica will add its own personality, a unique and captivating sound.
        2. PageStudent 26 Melodica The new Student 26 is designed to meet the requirements of young musicians ages 4+. With 26 keys tailored to the ergonomically needs of young children it’s easier for young musicians to handle and play.
        3. PageStudent 32 Melodica The melodica plays an important role in early musical education and many musicians use the advantages of the melodica on stage and on the road.
        4. PageSuperforce 37 Melodica A special attractive design is included on the new Ocean and Fire models. The frictionless keyboard and enhanced responsiveness makes rapid phrases and complex rhythms second nature.
        5. PageFire Melodica A special attractive design is included on the new Ocean and Fire models. The frictionless keyboard and enhanced responsiveness makes rapid phrases and complex rhythms second nature.
        6. PageOcean Melodica A special attractive design is included on the new Ocean and Fire models. The frictionless keyboard and enhanced responsiveness makes rapid phrases and complex rhythms second nature.
      4. FolderHOHNER kids Music HOHNERkids - Your start into music. Children should have the opportunity to discover their musicality in a playful way.
        1. PageRecorder HOHNERkids Recorder - This million-selling classic is now also available in red. The fingerings needed for each song are shown next to the notation.
        2. PageHarmonica HOHNERkids Harmonica - The symbols on the harmonica and in the accompanying songbook make the first songs easy to play.
        3. PageMelodica HOHNERkids Melodica - an ideal starter instrument. Coloured dots which are stuck to the keys mean that every note can quickly be located on the instrument and make it easy to play simple songs.
        4. PageGlockenspiel HOHNERkids Glockenspiel - an essential beginner‘s instrument. Coloured claves of excellent tonal quality make it easy to find the right note.
      5. PageDrums With the HOHNER Drum-Set, you are getting a well-designed, functional basic kit. The drums are made of selected wood, laminated in 7 plys. The toms deliver a powerful, uniform sound ideal for rock styles.
    6. FolderAirBoard Make music everywhere with a HOHNER Airboard
      1. PageAirboard Rasta Express your unique sound & look with the 32 and 37 key Airboard Rasta. No wires, Power, or computer needed. Includes stylin' carry bag and BlowFlow™ mouthpiece. Make music everywhere!
      2. PageAirboard 37 Express your unique sound & look with the 37 key Airboard. No wires, Power, or computer needed. Includes stylin' carry bag and BlowFlow™ mouthpiece. Make music everywhere!
      3. PageThe HOHNER AirBoard App The AirBoard app enables musicians to add a unique sound to their compositions and performances. Need more volume? Plug the headphone output of your smart phone or tablet into a sound system and let the jams begin!
    7. FolderHOHNER App Store HOHNER has been utilizing cutting edge technology coupled with quality craftsmanship to produce the finest quality musical instruments for over 150 years. In keeping with that tradition, we are pleased to offer the HOHNER collection of apps for Android and iPhone devices. Now you are able to play virtual versions of some of our most popular instruments, all using authentic audio samples of the real thing.
      1. PageThe HOHNER AirBoard App The AirBoard app enables musicians to add a unique sound to their compositions and performances. Need more volume? Plug the headphone output of your smart phone or tablet into a sound system and let the jams begin!
      2. PageHohner SqueezeBox for iOS and Android Mimicking the layout of Hohner's iconic Corona Classic diatonic accordion, these intuitive virtual accordion apps feature a super responsive, three-row fingerboard that plays and sounds like the traditional instrument.
      3. PageThe Hohner Xtreme II SqueezeBox Three intuitive virtual accordion apps for iPad, all featuring the familiar keyboard layout of Hohner's iconic Corona II Xtreme 34-button diatonic accordion. Plays and sounds like the traditional instrument. Super responsive, three-row fingerboard. With the touch of a button, change the tonality from "wet tuning" giving an animated sound, to "dry tuning".
      4. PageThe HOHNER Melodeon Five intuitive virtual button accordion apps for iOS and Android, all featuring the familiar keyboard layout of Hohner's iconic Corona Erica Double-Ray diatonic button accordion
      5. PageHohner Cajun SqueezeBox for iOS Cajun/Zydeco Accordion for the iPhone and iPad
  2. FolderArtists 
    1. PageUlises Bella Since its inception in 1995, innovation and creativity have defined Ozomatli.
    2. PageJoanie Leeds For her original music, Joanie Leeds has won first place in the USA Songwriting Competition, an Independent Music Award, a Gold Parents' Choice Award, NAPPA Gold Award and she has been a John Lennon Songwriting Award Finalist and an International Songwriting Competition Finalist.
    3. PageAddis Pablo Born Addis Swaby to Horace Swaby known to the world as Melodica & Dub King Augustus Pablo and Karen Scott.
    4. PageAdrian Costa Adrian Costa born in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 1979, is the guitar player and singer from LOS REYES DEL K.O. with Marcos Coll.
    5. PageAdriana Sanchez Adriana Sanchez was born October, 26th in Santo André, Brazil. She learned to play the piano and accordion in her childhood and also discovered her talent as a singer.
    6. PageAJ Castillo A three time award winner, AJ Castillo is known for his unique accordion sound and style, his energetic LIVE performances, and his extraordinary custom accordions.
    7. PageAl Chesis Al has played in Colorado since the mid-1980's after moving to Denver from Washington, D.C. There he played in the Mojo-Matics for five years, opening shows for Albert Collins, Elvin Bishop, and others.
    8. PageAdam Gussow A celebrated harmonica teacher as well as player, New York native Adam Gussow has been “kicking and stomping” in Oxford, Mississippi for more than a decade now.
    9. PageAlain Delhotal Leader of the group "Harmo Co.," Alain Delhotal gives many concerts in France and abroad.
    10. PageAlejandro Sandoval Born (January 11th 1986) and raised in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, Alejandro Sandoval started singing and playing guitar at school under heavy punk rock influences. In 2003 he graduated from La Salle School.
    11. PageAlex Rossi Alex Rossi was born in 1974 in Blumenau, South of Brazil. He met the Harmonica in his childhood when passing the only harmonica factory of the Three Americas on his way to school and on the road which he followed to visit his grand-mother.
    12. PageAlexander Cargnelli Alexander Cargnelli (born May 21, 1986 in Stuttgart) started his musical career at the age of five with piano lessons and chromatic accordion at the age of ten under Andrej Baumgard.
    13. PageAlexander Kolovski Aleksandar Kolovski was born 09.03.1990 in Skopje (Macedonia) and started playing the accordion at the age of 7 starting the successful co-operation with Professor Branko Kolovski. He is one of the most distinguished Macedonian artists of his generation.
    14. PageAlexander Shirunov Alexander Shirunov was born on the 22nd of July 1983 in Nikolsk, Russia. He began his music studies at the age of four, and two years later he entered his first Music School. At this school he studied accordion, violin, piano and voice.
    15. PageAlfredo “El Zurdo” Gonzalez “La gente siempre dice que ‘Los acordeones fueron hechos de esta manera en el pasado. ‘ La colección de Anacleto son hechos de esta manera, pero el incluso, son major.” Alfredo “El Zurdo” Gonzalez Los Tucanes de Tijuana
    16. PageAlvaro Del Norte Piñata Protest is an accordion fronted punk rock band from Texas. The San Antonio band’s fusion of Tex-Mex and punk is a fresh sound the LA Weekly hails as “festively energetic,” and NPR alt Latino deems “brilliant” and “mind blowing.” It’s Selena meets Slayer. An intoxicating border mash up of The Ramones and Ramon Ayala.
    17. PageAlynda Lee Segarra  Hurray For The Riff Raff is Alynda Lee Segarra, but in many ways it’s much more than that: it’s a young woman leaving her indelible stamp on the American folk tradition.
    18. PageAndreas Nebl Born in 1968, Andreas Nebl studied at the „Hohner Konservatorium Trossingen“ and “Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini Florenz” and worked with Joseph Macerollo, Stefan Hussong, Hugo Noth, Friedrich Lips, Ivan Koval and Ivano Battiston.
    19. PageAnimato Harmonica ensemble “Animato” was founded in 1978 in Szczecin. Marek Jaroszyński (playing on chromatic), Piotr Bieliński (chord), Piotr Włodarczyk (bass) and Jerzy Grzesiukiewicz (founder of the group, chromatic) are harmonica enthusiasts, graduates of accordion and piano class of music school playing together since 1992.
    20. PageAnne de Wolff Anne de Wolff is great musician who plays piano, accordion, violin and percussion. She toured with the famous german band "Rosenstolz" from 1996-2011. Simultaneously, she met a lot of famous musicians.
    21. PageAnnie Raines Annie Raines has earned a reputation as one of the best female harmonica players in the world and has been hailed by her peers as one of the top blues harpists, regardless of gender. She was born in 1969 in Boston
    22. PageAnthony Gilbert Anthony Gilbert was born September 12, 1990 in Saumur , Maine et Loire ( 49) and started learning music and music theory with his grandfather.
    23. PageAntoine Aureche HOHNER welcomes Antoine Aureche, guitarist of the Desireless & Operation Of The Sun electro-pop project, to our artist family. He plays the HOHNER G3T one of the legendary HOHNER headless guitars and basses.
    24. Page- Antonio Greger - Antonio Greger was born 1991 in Kassel. He started to play the violin at the age of 7. With 13 he changed from classical music to guitar and with 17 he discovered the Blues as well as his passion for the harmonica.
    25. PageAntonio Serrano Antonio Serrano was born in Madrid in 1974. His father started teaching him the harmonica by the age of 7. Later he went on to study with the great Larry Adler with whom he performed as a duo in Paris by the age of 13.
    26. PageArinori Inagawa Arinori Inagawa is one of the classical harmonica soloists of new generation. His classical repertoire ranges from Mozart to contemporary compositions written for harmonica.
    27. PageBen Nortier Benoit began music theory at 4 years and the instrument at 5 years. He entered the studio "Musical Medium 6/8" led by Franck Outrebon and received numerous prices. Then he worked with Frédéric Deschamps and won numerous national and international awards .
    28. PageBig Pete van der Pluijm The 33 year old dutch blues singer and harmonica player Pieter "Big Pete" van der Plujim may still be unknown in Germany but counts in his home country as a serious musician.
    29. PageBill Barrett Bill Barrett is not only a great harmonica player, he is also a man who can repair and dominate his instrument, transcribe Armenian Clarinet music and diagram a Little Walter diatonic harp solo.
    30. PageBlues Culture Abi Wallenstein, Steve Baker and Martin Röttger build the innovativ and authentic trio who convinces with a charming harmonica player Steve, a strong vocalist Abi and the virtuosic cajon player Martin who belong to the roots music scene in Europe.
    31. PageBlues Rudy Bluesrudy was born as Uwe Haase in Wittenberg, the famous hometown of Martin Luther. Wittenberg is near the river Elbe, which became Blues Rudys Mississippi.
    32. PageBob Corritore Bob Corritore is one of the most active and highly regarded blues harmonica players on the scene today. His style passionately carries forward the old school of playing that Corritore learned as a young man directly from many of original pioneers of Chicago Blues.
    33. PageBonny B. Bonny B. is especially known for his world record in playing harmonica. For an entry in the guiness books of records he wanted to try something that no other harmonica player had dared to do yet. He played in a bar in Freiburg 24 hours without a break with the aim to collect money for a school in Cambodia.
    34. PageBrent Nuffer Arthur Autumn is Brent Arthur Nuffer, a prolific songwriter/singer from Michigan, now living in Topanga Canyon, California. Nuffer is also known for his work in the Detroit/East Lansing based band Studiotone.
    35. PageBruno Kovarik Since the early 90s Bruno Kovarik is known as a black/death metal bassist and vocalist from the Czech Republic and who played with two main bands. He co-founded the well-known East-European band Krabathor and continues with its successor HYPNOS.
    36. PageBuddy Greene Buddy Greene brings a wide variety of southern Americana influences to his music to create a unique musical hybrid of country, bluegrass, folk, gospel and traditional blues.
    37. PageCarine Vigni Native of the Pas- de- Calais, Carine began playing the accordion at the age of 12. After winning brilliant results in national competitions and ACF APH she started to teach in different schools of music Accordion.
    38. PageCarlos del Junco Carlos was born in Cuba and later at the age of 1 emigrated to Canada with his family. Carlos de Junco started playing the harmonica but he developed a wide range of style, next to blues he play latin, jazz and reggae.
    39. PageCarson Diersing Carson was born in 1997 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Stammering, 8-year old Carson Diersing mustered up every ounce of guts he had to tell his harmonica teacher, Indiana music legend Tony Cooley, that “Skip To My Lou” (his first assignment) was not his style.
    40. PageCedric Watson Cedric Watson is a fiddler, accordionist, singer & songwriter and was nominated for a Grammy four times.
    41. PageCheryl Arena Cheryl sizzles with excitement as she mesmerizes audiences with her sultry voice and powerhouse energy. She is a triple threat- a great songwriter, vocalist and blows harp like there's no tomorrow...
    42. PageChicas de Canela Cynthia "Cynni" Rangel was born in Seattle, Washington. Music got her attention at an early age. Around the age of 4, she developed an interest in creating melodies on the piano, which led her to learn to play by ear on her own. She eventually began classical piano lessons at age 6.
    43. PageCharles Pasi Charles is French-Italian and he grew up in Paris, he spent many of his summers overseas to listen Miles Davis, Otis Redding, Ray Charles and Bob Dylan who forged his identity. The music that comes from the gut.
    44. PageCharlie McCoy A member of the Country Music Hall Of Fame. There are numerous super-session musicians in Nashville, but very few with the longevity of Charlie McCoy. In addition to being a fixture in Nashville studios for 48 years, he also has his own recording career going full tilt.
    45. PageChONTO Creative, restless researcher, musician, selector and composer with many years of experience on stage and on disc plays in Venezuela as well as many years playing the piano and composing.
    46. PageChris Kramer Chris went out into the world to "redefine the context of contemporary harp playing", so says Götz Alsmann, who is a very famous artist in Germany and doctor of musicology, when he was asked to give a comment on Kramer's music.
    47. PageChris Lancry Born in 1951 in Marseille. Guitarist and harmonica player, Chris Lancry played in various groups Beatles and Stones directory before discovering Bob Dylan in 1964 and blues and traditional American folk.
    48. PageChris Robinson The Chris Robinson Brotherhood is touring in support of their latest release, Phosphorescent Harvest. Praised by Rolling Stone as “once quirky, trippy, soulful and downright magnetic,” it’s the band’s third full-length for Silver Arrow Records.
    49. PageClassic Buskers The Classic Buskers, originally known as The Cambridge Buskers, have a special way to communicate their passion for music. They entertain the audience with virtuosity and laughter. This combination fascinates the listener.
    50. PageClaude Caron Claude Caron. As they say, fell into it when he was little since he started at the age of 7 years at the music school of Saint-André-lez-Lille. He quickly participate on many competitions and at 15 years decided to create his first band
    51. PageCoshiva Coshiva is the artist name of the Austrian musician and singer Daniela Wimmer. Born in Salzburg, she started playing piano at six years old and taught herself guitar as well. By seventeen she was playing in her first band and was writing her own songs.
    52. PageDamien Masterson Born in Berkeley, Ca. in 1970, conceived in the era of the “Summer of Love”, Damien was dubbed the “Cosmic Baby” at an early age. This was due to the amount of shuffling between relatives, communes, foster homes, friends and hitch-hikers, and the fact he always made it back to his mothers’ arms.
    53. PageDarrell Mansfield Regarded as one of the world's finest harmonica players, Blues Hall of Fame inductee Darrell Mansfield started his music career in 1974 with a band called Jubal. Mansfield's band changed it's name to Gentle Faith, releasing their first album in 1976.
    54. PageDave Sharman Dave Sharman is a critically acclaimed British guitar virtuoso and one of the world’s top rock guitarists. Alongside his blistering guitar skills, Dave is also a singer / songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer.
    55. PageDavid Barrett David Barrett is the world's leading expert in blues harmonica education... blazing the way in every facet of its education for over twenty years. At the age of 16, David was a private student of the local legend Gary Smith who as well introduced him to the local blues scene.
    56. PageDavid Berntson Berntson is a master of Chicago, Mississippi Delta style and jump blues. For over 20 years, he has also taught blues harmonica classes through adult continuing education and presented to groups looking for activity that is both entertaining, stimulating and fun!
    57. PageDavid Tanganelli David Tanganelli began his career as a musician in mid-1998 having the “Harmonica” as his instrument and utter passion. In addition to his solo work, he is also the front man in "Blues the Ville" – a band that has been acclaimed by critics as one of the major acts in the genre throughout Brazil.
    58. PageDennis de Young Dennis DeYoung was born February 18, 1947 and is an American singer, songwriter, musician and producer. He is one of the founding members of the rock band Styx and acts as a lead vocalist, keyboardist and primary songwriter from 1961 to 1999.
    59. PageDennis Gruenling Dennis was always a music fan but after receiving his first harmonica as a child he was totally into it! He listened to the classic blues records and tried to learn as much as he can.
    60. PageDick Brave Dick Brave is the alter ego of Sasha, a german Pop/Rock singer who wanted to change his style and now is part of the neo-rockabilly group Dick Brave & the Backbeats. The project started as a joke but they had such a great success that their first album "Dick This!" raised to the top ten of the German charts.
    61. PageDie Feldberger Die FELDBERGER im Hasenfieber... Deutschlands Spaß- und Partyband Nr. 1
    62. PageDie Klostertaler Everyone knows him - each time he performs with "die Klostertaler" Christian Torchiani stands out the crowd - Gerhard Tschann. His talent and his charm makes him to a popular and accredited harmonica player. Originally he works as a banker but the music attracted him too much and he took part of the band "die Klostertaler".
    63. PageDie Prinzen "Die Prinzen" are a German vocal group whose members formerly sang as part of the Thomanerchor, the choir of St. Thomas Church in Leipzig. They were founded in the German Democratic Republic and originally called "Die Herzbuben". In 1991 they changed their name to " Die Prinzen" (The Princes). The band is especially known for their a cappella performances, although they have also good instrumental songs. They are also known for their satirical and political lyrics. Formed in the early '90s, the group includes vocalists Tobias Künzel, Henn Schmidt, Sebastian Krumbiegel, Jens Sembdner, Wolfgang Lenk, drummer Ali Zierne and bassist Matthias Dietrich.
    64. PageDie Toten Hosen - Esther Kim "Die Toten Hosen" is one of the most famous bands in Germany. Since 1982 the band inspires the whole country with their rock ballads and their party sing-along songs. In 2005, Esther Kim attened the band for "Nur zu Besuch: Die Toten Hosen Unplugged im Wiener Burgtheater", a live concert in Vienna. She played some of the most famous songs on her HOHNER Amica ll 48.
    65. PageDieter Gröflin Dieter started playing the harmonica at the age of 6. Later he heard especially radio and other music. When Dieter heard at age 16 the first time Muddy Waters song "Manish Boy" he was so fascinated that he wanted to learn to play the harmonica the same as the guy in this song. In 1993 Dieter was invited by a black blues gitarist in Chicago. This influenced his music career very much.
    66. PageDieter Kropp Dieter Kropp was born 1961 in Borntrup/Lippe and is one of the most intensive blues harmonica players in Germany. The love to the music, especially the Blues, brings him to the harmonica. His blues is founded on traditions with modern influences. Inspired by musicians like Walter Horton, Little Walter, Charlie Musselwhite und Sonny Boy Williamson I. und II, Dieter also acts as a passionated singer and harmonica player.
    67. PageDonald Black Donald MacKenzie was discovered by highly respected composer/musician Phil Cunningham playing 'simply for fun' in a Glasgow bar in 1993. Phil was musical director of the BBC TV programme 'Talla a 'Bhaille' (Village Hall) and asked Donald to perform on it. Soon afterwards the album 'Westwinds' was recorded and given an extensive air play that received many favourable reviews. Donald then increasingly played in public - at ceilidhs, concerts and festivals.
    68. PageDorin Grama Dorin Grama was born on April, 23th in 1988 in Moldavia. He is a student at the HOHNER Conservatory in Trossingen. He is also the winner of 3. Price Trophée Mondiale Variété (CMA) in 2010.
    69. PageDubiterian Marc Richard Brehmer, better known as "Dubiterian" is a Brazilian musician of whom specializes in playing the melodica, an instrument that was widely spread in the reggae music scene through the great Jamaican producer Augustus Pablo. Marc was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1976 and started studying classical music for flute and piano at the tender age of 7 at the local music school called "Escola de Musica de Piracicaba Ernst Mahler". At the age of 15, he taught himself to play the bass guitar and left the piano aside for a few years until his brother introduced him to a Hohner Melodica. Since that union, his main instrument remains the Hohner Melodica, using the bass only for studio work.
    70. PageDwayne Verheyden Dwayne Verheyden was born September 4, 1991 in Montfort, a small village in the south of The Netherlands. Due to his father listening to Tex-Mex music, Dwayne took a fancy to this genre and its accordion sound and developped his passion for music and accordion at a very early age. At the age of seven his parents enabled Dwayne to take piano accordion lessons and five months later he was able to perform publicly at the local church. Thereafter he was requested to regularly perform at markets, for the elderly and other local venues. At the age of eight Dwayne was invited to play for the local TV station.
    71. PageDylan Jakobsen Dylan Jakobsen may be only 21 years old but you wouldn’t know it from his music. Based out of Seattle, WA, Dylan broke away from the mold and found himself as a Country Rock musician.
    72. PageEden Muñoz Eden Muñoz is the singer and accordion player for the band Calbire 50.
    73. PageEduardo Hernandez Simply put, Los Tigres del Norte have achieved worldwide success by becoming the leading musical storytellers for multiple generations of Latin immigrants. The group has taken the century old tradition of ‘corrido’ (story, song, celebrating the enduring pursuit of truth, justice and opportunity, whether by heroes or ordinary folk) as an art form. They’ve made it their own powerful vehicle to express not only the plight and adventures of many who have come to this country from different parts of the world seeking a better life for their families, but also to bring attention to the many challenges faced by working people.
    74. PageEl Angel of the Accordion "EL ANGEL DEL ACCORDEON" is a latin movie where the protagonist plays a HOHNER accordion to conquer the heart of his only love Sara Maria. After the premiere of the music film the "Vallenato children", trained and directed by the Head of the School of Music, Mr Gil Andres Turco, gave a concert as a reward for the participants and sponsors of the film.
    75. PageEmilianito Zuleta Díaz Emilianito Zuleta Díaz was born in Villanueva (Guajira) the 28th of December 1944. He is a versatile artist with different facets: Accordion player, songwriter and improvisator. He studied in Villanueva, Valledupar, Tunja and Bogotá where he got a degree in Agronomy.
    76. PageEric Bazilian At age five Eric began to play the piano; when he was nine his father started to teach him to play the guitar. Even so is Eric playing mandolin, saxophone, keyboard and melodica. Eric wrote the first songs for his band "Evil Seed" when he was 16 years old. At the University of Pennsylvania, Eric got to know his musical soul mates and best friends: Rob Hyman und Rick Chertof. The three friends founded the band "Baby Grand" and released two albums.
    77. PageEric Noden Deeply rooted in the music of 20’s & 30’s blues pioneers Eric Noden’s percussive guitar work, timeless songwriting and well-traveled blues vocals have earned the respect of audiences, critics, and musicians worldwide. Eric is a one man band, a musician, songwriter, actor, and educator who continues to re-invent traditional blues and roots music for today’s audiences.
    78. PageErnesto Escobar de Tijuana Ernesto Escobar de Tijuana was born as Tobi Fischer on April, 24th 1971. He originally comes from Antanantivo, Madagascar and now lives in Germany. Before his career as a musician he studied law. Since 2004 Ernesto is a member of the rock band TheBossHoss. He plays several instruments like the guitar, bass guitar, melodica and accordion. The unique sound of the HOHNER melodica completes the country and rockabilly style of the band.
    79. PageFolk & Traditional Blues Fabio Treves, who began his blues career as a harmonica player in 1960, is the founder of the “Treves Blues Band” in 1974, first and legendary band of “blues made in Italy”. So far, Fabio Treves has played with great artists like Mike Bloomfield, Sunnyland Slim, Johnny Shines, Homesick James, Willie Mabon, Billy Branch, Dave Kelly, Paul Jones, Alexis Korner, Bob Margolin, Sam Lay, Louisiana Red, Pat Grover, Gordon Smith, Son Seals, Eddie Boyd, Chuck Leavell, Willy de Ville and Roy Rogers, Steve Ray Vaughan and so on…
    80. PageFabrizio Poggi Fabrizio Poggi is a singer, Hohner Award harmonica player, musicologist, traveller, journalist, writer and amazing performer. During his long career he shared the stage and/or played on his own recordings with legendary artists as: Eric Bibb, Garth Hudson of THE BAND, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Marcia Ball, Zachary Richard, Charlie Musselwhite, Guy Davis, Flaco Jimenez, Otis Taylor, Bob Margolin, Bob Brozman, Mitch Woods, Eric Andersen, Augie Meyers, Richard Thompson, The Original Blues Brothers Band, Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd, Rob Paparozzi, Seth Walker, Johnny Drummer, James Wheeler, Tony McPhee of The Groundogs, Bill Abel, Lightnin’ Malcom, Billy Joe Shaver, Jerry Jeff Walker and many others. Fifteen albums were recorded and best-selling books about blues and folk harmonica history were written by Fabrizio Poggi. The Italian artist aims to promote blues on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
    81. Page- Flaco Jimenez - Flaco Jimenez is in the world of Tex-Mex Conjunto as famous like B.B. King in the world of Blues or George Jones in the world of Country. He is a Grammy-winning accordionist who already toured around the world and recorded with leading musicians. Today, he is an international inspiration for the accordion-fueled Conjunto genre. The Hohner accordion has been Flaco's signature sound and a part of his family's tradition including his grandfather Patricio Jimenez, and his legendary father Don Santiago Jimenez Sr.
    82. PageFlavio Guimares Flávio Guimarães is a harmonica player, singer and Brazilian Blues pioneer. In his two decades lasting career, he has released 19 CDs - nine solo albums and ten as part of Brazil's premier Blues-Rock band "Blues Etílicos". Flávio has opened shows for B.B. King and Robert Cray. He has shared the stage with Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, Charlie Musselwhite, Sugar Blue and Rick Estrin and the Nightcats among others. Besides as special guests in some of Flávio's albums Howard Levy, Charlie Musselwhite and Sugar Blue can be listed. In addition recordings of top Brazilian artists, television commercials and film and television soundtracks feature Flávio playing the harmonica.
    83. PageFranco Luciani Harmonica player Franco Luciani is considered by Argentine critics and the media to be one of the most remarkable and talented musicians of the new generation. Franco was born in Rosario (Santa Fe, Argentina), in 1981. He is an exponent of Argentine popular music, both rural and urban (folk music and tango, respectively) among other music. His professional career is growing constantly and has led him to perform extensively tours with his various groups, both, throughout his native country and abroad in several countries in America, Asia, Australia and Europe. Franco has recorded seven albums as soloist. He has also shared the stage, toured and taken part in recordings with a large number of renowned Argentine and foreign artists, such as Mercedes Sosa, Pedro Aznar, Lila Downs, Eva Ayllon and many others. Currently, he takes part in various musical groups (Franco Luciani Dúo, Grupo, and Tango Trío, Proyecto Sanluca, and a jazz quartet with an Argentine repertoire).
    84. PageFrederic Deschamps In 1981, Deschamps had his first accordion lesson at the Centre d'Action Culturelle de Nice (Nice Cultural Centre). Three years later he practices with Philippe Baudry for five years. During the next 10 years he played and learned with famous musicians like Eric Pisani, Marcel Azzola and Francois Martin.
    85. PageGeneva Red Geneva Red is one of the top female instrumentalists performing on the "blues harp" as well as leading her own band, The Roadsters.
    86. PageG Love Garrett Dutton (born October 3, 1972), better known as G. Love, is the front man for the band G Love and Special Sauce. Dutton's influences range from Bob Dylan and John Hammond Jr. to "old school" hip-hop artists Run-DMC and the Beastie Boys.
    87. PageGabby Young & Other Animals ‘One Foot In Front of The Other’ (Gift of the Gab Records) released in the UK on 2 June 2014, is the follow up to the critically acclaimed 2012 album, ‘The Band Called Out For More.’
    88. PageGary Mettler Gary is a musician and songwriter known as "G-Man". His ONE-MAN BAND, and "P0WER DUO" with Ko Nakamura has performed in the Tri-State area and around the country for several years. His eclectic style, which includes elements of Blues, Contemporary and Brazilian Jazz, Southern Rock and Funk has made him a favorite on the club scene. In addition to Vocals, he plays Guitar, Guitar Synthesizer, Chromatic and Blues Harmonicas. He is an Endorsee for Hohner Harmonicas, Heritage Guitars and Shaker Blues Microphones.
    89. PageGeorge Miklas George Miklas began playing HOHNER harmonicas at 4 years old. At 10 years old, he asked his dad to teach him to “play for real” and the whole family joined the Steel Valley Harmonica Club (SVHC). George was influenced early in life by his father, Stephen Miklas, who played the harmonica to entertain Generals Dwight Eisenhower and George Patton during World War II. George went on to tour with Jerry Murad's Harmonicats.
    90. PageGerhard Schiewe Since 2000 Gerhard A. Schiewe lives and works as a freelance musician in Berlin. During this time he founded the "Ensemble Piaccordia" (violin, cello, accordion, contrabass), which played a concert at the 150th anniversary ceremony of Hohner and 2009 at the opening the Gala-Concert of the World Harmonica Festival in Trossingen.
    91. PageGiles Robson Ranked in Classic Rock Magazine’s Top Ten Blues albums of 2011, Giles Robson has already been hailed as the most exciting new harmonica virtuoso’s of his generation by blues harp legends such as Sugar Blue and Paul Jones. Rising at breakneck speed through the Blues world since forming, Giles Robson & The Dirty Aces raw and unique twist on the Blues have not gone unnoticed, with everyone from BBC Radio 2’s Chris Evans & Radio 6’s Tom Robinson to Blues in Britain giving the band rave reviews.
    92. PageGonzalo Araya Gonzalo Araya was born in Rancagua, Chile, in 1976. He is a chromatic and a diatonic player. Gonzalo was teached by masters like Antonio Serrano (from Paco de Lucia), Alexandre Rossi and Juan Moya.
    93. PageGrayson Masefield Grayson Masefield was born in Auckland, New Zealand on the 10th September 1987. Due to his parents both playing accordion Graysons musical career began in the early age of 3. He played in the North Shore Accordion Orchestras, starting in the Novices, progressing to the NSAO.
    94. PageGreg Izor Greg Izor has quickly become one of the rising powerhouses in the world of blues harmonica. Effortlessly blending the sounds of South Louisiana, Chicago, and Texas, he creates a deeply rooted traditional sound that is unique and fresh.
    95. Page- Greg Zlap - Born in 1971 in Warsaw, Greg Zlap arrived in Paris in the late 80s, a little harmonica in his pocket. Autodidactically he perfected his harp play, became a studio musician in great demand and so can be found in French Chanson, in the Slam movement or on film soundtracks. In 1998 Greg founded a harmonica school in Paris and - being convinced that music can do much more than nourish the soul - he taught workshops for asthmatic children in hospitals.
    96. PageHans-Günther Kölz Hans-Günther Kölz was born in 1956 in Stuttgart, Germany. Teached by his father (accordion) and his mother (piano) in his early years he studied at the Hohner Konservatorium in Trossingen under Hubert Deuring, Karls Perenthaler, Brent McCall and Fritz Dobler from 1976-1980. Since 1981 Hans-Günther Kölz works as an academic at the Hohner Konservatorium and sometimes as a guest at several foreign universities. Simultanously he works as a composer, music teacher and arranger. With his orchestra “Hohnerklang Trossingen” which he leads since 1991, he travelled to places like Southafrica, Namibia, Russia, Turkey, France, Austria and Japan. Last year he celebrated his 20th anniversary of leading “Hohnerklang Orchester”.
    97. PageHarmonicamento The harmonica quartet "Harmonicamento" exists since january 1998. It consists of four skilled harmonica player - Kathrin Gass, Brigitte Burgbacher, Birgit Käfer and Gerhard Müller. They all belong to the "Orchester Hohnerklang" from Trossingen and are also seen as soloists.
    98. PageHeinz Hox Heinz Hox is one of the most versatile German accordionist. Influenced and inspired by various musical activities, he developed his own special "Tone". For all their diversity is his fondness for jazz and tango. He studied at Duisburg and Dortmund with Guido Wagner, Jazz in Hilversum and conducting in Maastricht. As a musician, musical director and conductor Heinz Hox works for theater, musicals and various artists. As a studio musician, he serves a very wide stylistic range of the folk music over film music to free jazz. He gives workshops for accordion with a focus on technique and style.
    99. PageHendrik Meurkens As virtuoso on both the chromatic harmonica and the vibraphone, Hendrik Meurkens is the most important jazz harmonica player since Toots Thielemans. Meurkens' recordings and performances are acclaimed worldwide because of the universal appeal of the transcendent beauty of his music.
    100. PageHenning Eichler Henning Eichler is a German harmonica player who already won several awards with his band "Blues Blend":Best Blues Band, German Rock and Pop Price,finalist of the German Blues Challenge competition, Radioplay of the month award (as studio musician), participant at the World Harmonica Festivals in categories Jazz and Blues, awarded „excellent performance“. Due to his success, he had the possibility to play at renowned festivals and produce DVDs and CDs with famous musicians.
    101. PageHermine Deurloo Hermine Deurloo is an internationally known jazz chromatic harmonica player from Amsterdam. She studied saxophone at the Amsterdam Conservatory and at the same time, she taught herself to play the harmonica. Hermine primarily plays jazz but occasionally performs with classical or pop bands. Hermine has performed all around the world and with musicians such as Tony Scherr, Han Bennink, Willem Breuker Kollektief, The Schonberg Ensemble, Candy Dulfer, The Metropole Orchestra and Al Jarreau.
    102. PageHohner Orchester 1927 Originally the accordion was played as a soloist or in a small group but in 1927 Dr. Ernst Hohner and musician Hermann Schnittenhelm founded the "Hohner Orchester 1927". In particular the special HOHNER accordions as well as the high competence of the conductor and the orchestra makes the "Hohner Orchester 1927" distinctive and unique in the whole accordion world. You should not miss them!
    103. Page-Howard Levy - Howard Levy is an acknowledged master of the diatonic harmonica, a superb pianist, innovative composer, recording artist, bandleader, teacher, producer, and Chicago area resident. In 1970 at the age of 19, he started playing the diatonic harmonica as a fully chromatic instrument, which opened new possibilities for an instrument that had been limited to playing Folk and Blues.
    104. PageInyaki Yarritu The multi-instrumentalist Inyaki from the Basque Country (Northern Spain) formed his band BDF (Basque Dub Foundation) in the early 90s. Since then he has produced in studio as well as performed live (all over Europe) with many Reggae legends such as: The Heptones, Alton Ellis, David Hinds (Steel Pulse ), Gregory Isaacs, The Viceroys, Luciano, Mikal Rose, Sugar Minott, Al Campbell, Little Roy, Johnny Osborne, Wayne Smith, Dawn Penn, General Levy and Mad Professor. The Reggae and Dub producer is currently living in London.
    105. PageJackie Greene At age 30, Jackie Greene has accomplished what many artists strive decades to achieve. He has recorded seven albums of original work, an EP, DVD, and a recently released book of lyrics. Greene has been involved in many high-profile side projects including lead singer and multi-instrumentalist for Phil Lesh and Friends. He is currently planning a summer tour with a new ensemble featuring members of The Black Crowes and Joan Osborne. There will also be a series of shows with Jackie Greene, Bob Weir, and Chris Robinson as an acoustic trio. Constantly touring, he has a reputation for putting on an energetic live show and has earned the respect of critics and musicians across the country. Jackie tours 100 to 125 dates a year, playing to a devoted and growing fan base. He has been featured at many high profile venues and festivals throughout the United States and Canada.
    106. PageJames Conway James Conway uses Hohner Special 20 and Crossover diatonics, XB-40s, CX-12 chromatics, and Vinetta harmonicas. His CD, "Mouth Box" features the traditional dance music of Ireland played on harmonica, accompanied by some of the world's finest traditional musicians.
    107. PageJamey Garner Jamey Garner is a singer, songwriter and harmonica player in Country, Southern Rock and Gospel music. As a finalist on the USA Network and Sony Music's Nashville Star Garner became known in the country music scene in 2003. In the meantime Jamey has toured and shared dates with some of country music's brightest stars including: Gary Alan, Dierks Bentley, Chris Cagle, Terri Clark, Charlie Daniels, Andy Griggs, The Kentucky Headhunters, Buddy Jewell, Blake Shelton, Daryl Dodd and many others.
    108. Page- Jean Jacques Milteau - Jean-Jacques Milteau, born 17 April 1950 in Paris, is a French blues harmonica player, singer, and songwriter. Milteau became interested in the harmonica when he first heard folk and rock music (such as Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones) in the 1960s. He played with French singers like Yves Montand, Eddy Mitchell, Jean-Jacques Goldman, Maxime Le Forestier, Barbara, and Charles Aznavour in various styles, from blues to jazz. In 1989, he recorded his first solo album, Blues Harp, and toured the world with Manu Galvin at the guitar and with guest musicians like Mighty Mo Rodgers and Demi Evans. He has authored methods for learning the harmonica. He plays the diatonic harmonica.
    109. PageJean-Louis Emmenecker Very young, the harmonica became his passion. He attended the Conservatory of Music assiduously Metz in order to study music theory. He participates in the 60s at various national and international competitions. He obtained two consecutive years with the ultimate prize first prize, the gold medal. Jean-Louis joined in time for the solo quartet "LES WALMY" (silver medal at the World Cup WINTERTURG - Switzerland). He attended the most prestigious Parisian scenes (Pleyel - Alhambra - Bobino ...) occurring in the first part of celebrities such as Tino Rossi - Dalida - Mike Brand - Nicoletta - Demis Roussos ... He also participates in international festivals in Switzerland - Netherlands - Germany - Italy. The television program "The Summertime" consecrates again following his masterful interpretation of the music of the film GHOST - Unchained Melody.
    110. PageJelly Roll Johnson Kirk "Jelly Roll" Johnson's distinctive, soulful style of harmonica has earned him critical acclaim, numerous awards, and a place among Nashville's top session musicians. A native of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Jelly Roll's career has spanned 35 years. He began playing harmonica at age 19 in Cleveland, Tennessee. After touring with several rock, blues and country groups, he settled in Knoxville to work with the Tommy Cole Band. From 1979 to 1989, Jelly Roll played concerts and club dates all across America with Warner Brothers recording artist Con Hunley. The group opened for acts such as Alabama, The Oak Ridge Boys, Loretta Lynn and Emmylou Harris.
    111. PageJens Bunge Jens Bunge was born on September 24, 1963. Inspired by Stevie Wonder's hit song "Isn't She Lovely", he picked up the chromatic harmonica at the age of 18. Listening to the recordings of Toots Thielemans, he found his passion for jazz and soon began to perform with local jazz groups and big bands, receiving more and more attention for his melodic improvisation style.
    112. PageJeon Je-deok This should be 150 characters max, including spaces.
    113. PageJerry Portnoy Born in 1943 Jerry Portnoy grew up in the blues rich atmosphere of Chicago during the golden age of Chicago Blues. In the late 60's he began his professional career and since that time has performed, live and on television, to more people in more places than any other blues harmonica player. Being a member of the fabled Muddy Waters Blues Band for six years, another six as leader of the Legendary Blues Band, four years at the head of his own band The Streamliners, and another four as a featured member of the Eric Clapton Band followed and characterize his career.
    114. PageJessica Fichot Born in Los Angeles, USA with a French father and a Chinese mother, Jessica grew up in France in a multicultural environment. In her youth she studied music and multiple languages and graduated first at the "school of audio engineering in Paris" and later at the school of music, Boston. Afterwards she started to write songs for children which were used for training programs - as a freelancer she wrote more than 100 songs, which were published over 12 countries.
    115. PageJim Hoke Jim Hoke, unique multi-instrumentalist/arranger/composer and multiple nominee and winner of Nashville Music Awards, works at a level of musicianship where taste and expression transcend stylistic boundaries. Jim has recorded and performed with Emmylou Harris, NRBQ, Yo Le Tengo, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Bob Seger, Toby Keith, Bonnie Raitt, Guster, Kings of Leon, Dolly Parton, Aaron Neville, Don Henley, Mark Knopfler, Todd Rundgren, Joan Baez, Vince Gill, Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, Faith Hill, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, and Steve Earle, among many others. Jim's original music has been featured in several independent films as well as television shows such as "Sex in the City" and "Mind of a Married Man".
    116. PageJimmie Bones We welcome Jimmie Bones as a new HOHNER endorser
    117. PageJoan Pau Cumellas Joan Pau is one of the leading exponents in Spain of the diatonic harmonica which he loves to push to the limits exploring its possibilities in different musical context.
    118. PageJodelle Boorady Singer-songwriter pianist/multi-instrumentalist, Jodelle, was born and raised in New Jersey. Jodelle performs original indie pop rock in prestigious venues, festivals, radio and television all across North America and Europe including Spain and Germany. Armed with her custom candy apple red Hohner Bravo accordion, Hohner Jubilee melodica, Sonor glockenspiel, keyboards, percussion and versatile voice, Jodelle brings a richness and quirkiness to her fans. In addition to her solo career, Jodelle has recently become in demand as a backing musician for several American and International recording artists. With two independent CD releases as well as credits on various music industry compilations and other artists’ full length CDs, Jodelle continues to inspire and be inspired. When Jodelle is not on tour or in recording sessions, she spends most of her time in her home recording studio or teaching voice at a well-respected studio in New Jersey. A third independent CD release is currently in the works
    119. Page- Joe Filisko - It's not likely you will find many aspects regarding the current state of the diatonic harmonica that have not been influenced in some way by Joe Filisko. The harmonica is his full time job. His craftsmanship, musicianship and knowledge of the instrument and all aspects of its history are being acknowledged and praised by the likes of Howard Levy, Kim Wilson, Charlie Musselwhite, Gary Primich, Mickey Raphael, John Hammond, David Barrett, Madcat Ruth, Steve Baker, Mike Stevens, Doc Watson, The National Music Museum, the Harmonikamuseum Trossingen, The Starr-Gennett Records Foundation, The Paramount Blues Festival, The Country Music Hall of Fame, and even the M. Hohner Company.
    120. PageJoe Marhofer While playing the harmonica and singing lead vocals at The Headcutters, he's been promoting the traditional harmonica music style in Brazil for more than 12 years. As a musician he appeared in several blues festivals, produced lots of concerts and shared the stage with national and international stars such as: Phil Guy (Buddy Guy's brother), Eddie C. Campbell, Billy Branch, J. J. Jackson, Greg Wilson, Kim Wilson, Billy Flynn, Lynwood Slim, Magic Slim, Mitch Kashmar, Carlos Johnson, Kenny Neal, Dave Riley, Celso Blues Boy and Blues Etílicos, among others in the music scene.
    121. PageJohannes Peetsma Johannes Peetsma comes from Netherlands and plays Harmonica and Melodica at "The Given Horse"
    122. PageJohn Hammond With a career that now spans in excess of three decades, John Hammond is one of handful of white blues musicians who was on the scene at the beginning of the first blues renaissance of the mid-'60s.
    123. PageJohn Lilley At the age of 9 John started playing the guitar and when he saw The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964 it became clear that music would be very important in his life. Being exposed to guitar greats such as Chet Atkins, Doc Watson and Mississippi John Hurt from an early age, traditional bluegrass and country music accompanied his musical life for many years. In his late teen years John switched to studying jazz which lead to a whole new form of expression.
    124. PageJohn Nemeth John Nemeth is an American electric blues and soul harmonicist, singer, and songwriter. He has recorded seven albums since 2002, having also backed Junior Watson and Anson Funderburgh. He has opened for Robert Cray, Keb' Mo', and Earl Thomas.
    125. PageJohn Sebastian Jr. Over four decades the contributions of John Sebastian have become a permanent part of our American musical fabric. His group The Lovin' Spoonful played a major role in the mid-'60s rock revolution, but what leader, singer and songwriter Sebastian had in mind was actually a counter-revolution. "We were grateful to the Beatles for reminding us our rock & roll roots," John explains, "but we wanted to cut out the English middlemen, so to speak, and get down to making this new music as an 'American' band."
    126. PageJohn Sebastian Sr. One of the first and greatest classical harmonica players on the scene and the father of John Sebastian (Lovin' Spoonful fame).
    127. PageJohn Wolf Brennan John Wolf Brennan was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1954. Internationally known as a composer, performer, improvisor, pianist and organist, Brennan has performed his music throughout Europe, Russia, Canada, China, the Ukraine, the USA and Japan. He has has earned worldwide recognition and has a Markant fellowship, a Landis & Gyr London fellowship, a SBG culture award and many grants and commissions to his credit.
    128. PageJohnny Bishop Johnny has been seen sitting in blowing harp with Muddy Water’s Legendary Blues Band, Bob Margolin, Tinsley Ellis, The Nighthawks, Little Charlie and the Nightcats and The Fabulous Thunderbirds. He has opened for Delbert McClinton, Billy Price & The Keystone Rhythm Band, The Skip Castro Band, The Marshall Tucker Band and Kenny Neal.
    129. PageJohnny Kuan Johnny Kuan is the vice-president of the Hong Kong Harmonica Association ("HKHA"), conductor of the HKHA Harmonica Orchestra and the bass harmonica player of King's Harmonica Quintet ("KHQ"). His playing has astonished professional and amateur harmonica players as well as audiences from all over the world. "The bass playing is outstandingly sensitive, it doesn't sound like a bass harmonica being played!," exclaimed Douglas Tate, the late British harmonica legend. Yasuharu Mano, President of Japan's Tombo Musical Instrument Co. Ltd., also described him as the "best bass harmonica player".
    130. PageJojo Garza Los Lonely Boys are three brothers from Texas. With their new album, "The Essence of Forgiven", they fully realized the potential shown in their first 2 studio albums. Their 2003 debut "Los Lonely Boys" is multi-platinum and their 2006 album "Sacred" is a no. 2 on the billboard albums chart. Jojo Garza plays a Hohner BBass-VI, alternating lead duties with his brother Henry on guitars and joining in with drummer Ringo on vocal harmonies.
    131. PageJorge Hernandez Los Tigres del Norte has taken the century old tradition of ‘corrido’ (story, song, celebrating the enduring pursuit of truth, justice and opportunity, whether by heroes or ordinary folk) as an art form.
    132. PageJulez Holzmann Julius Julez Holzmann was born august 15th. Since he was four he plays the HOHNER accordion with great pleasure. From 2006 to 2009, he studied at the HOHNER conservatory in Trossingen and gave lessons for accordion, electric guitar and bass. At the moment, Julez teaches at the Akkordimento Lingenfeld and the HSL Leopoldshafen.
    133. PageJulie Blocher Born in Haute-Savoie in 1995, Julie started the accordion at the age of five. At nine, she joined the team of Frederic Deschamps (internationally known teacher), which allows him to progress quickly. At ten, she participated in her first national competition and is found on television sets of "Singing the life" of Pascal Sevran and TV8 Mont Blanc (local TV). In the autumn of that year, she qualified in Lyon, at the Halle Tony Garnier, for the national final of the contest "The largest tavern in the world "by Michel Pruvot, final will be held next year at the Olympia in front of 2000 people, and it will place second or winning the prize of SACEM and SPEDIDAM before a jury composed of: Louis Corchia, Mauritius Larcange, Louis Ledrich, George Jouvin, François Novack and Jacques Demarny.
    134. PageKathrin Gass Kathrin Gass was born July, 31st 1974. She grew up in Trossingen and made her exam in 1994. Her musical education started with harmonica lessons by Marie-Louise Eppler, Helmuth Herold and Yasuo Watani. At the World Harmonica Festival she won numerous prices, for example the first place as solo artist youth in 1993. She started as an academic at several workshops and since 2002 she works at the Hohner Konservatorium. Kathrin Gass wrote different books and acts as a delegate for “Deutscher Harmonika Verband”.
    135. Page- Katzenjammer - Katzenjammer is an English-language Norwegian band from Oslo, formed in 2005 and consists of Anne Marit Bergheim, Marianne Sveen, Solveig Heilo and Turid Jørgensen.
    136. PageKeith Dunn As a nine year old Dunn saw his first concert when T-Bone Walker played a free outdoor concert. At the age of 12 he bought a harmonica and began playing it at parties and with street players. He grew up listening to radio station W-I-L-D, initially taking a liking to Curtis Mayfield and Smokey Robinson. Later on he started listening to Archie Shepp and John Coltrane. He also bought records by Sonny Boy Williamson I and II). In his early career he played only acoustic harmonica.
    137. PageKelly Oliver The emergence of Kelly Oliver on the British folk scene has been both rapid and impressive. Kelly only started to gig in May 2013 but after some show stealing early performances she soon became a fixture on the scene.
    138. PageKelvin Ng With a powerful yet musical harmonica style, Kelvin Ng is acknowledged as a master of blues harmonica by his peers. Coupled with a strong and soulful voice, he is recognised as a major blues talent in Singapore and the region. While he understands the nuances of the blues deeply and is often steeped in tradition, he and his band Skunk Jive are constantly exploring new rhythms and sonic textures to create fresh and original sounds.
    139. PageKim Manning Since joining George Clinton and the Parliament-Funkadelic, Kim Manning has worked with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Snoop Dogg, Macy Gray, Mike Gordon, Norwood Fisher, Michael Franti, The String Cheese Incident, Garaj Mahal, Papa Mali, Everyone Orchestra, Atmosphere and many more.
    140. PageKim Wilson In the late '70s and with his base in Austin, Texas, Kim Wilson and his band, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, became prominent in the whole country. With his authoritative singing and peerless instrumental virtuosity he elates und inspires his fans as well as musicians around the world.
    141. PageKlaus Kilian Inspired by recordings by blues legends Muddy Waters and Sonny Boy Williamson, Mojo Kilian (born in 1960) first learned to play guitar and harmonica in the mid-1970s. Over the years, his record collection grew simultaneously with his bluesharp skills, and he has in the meantime developed into one of the most knowledgeable blues experts as well as a leading blues harmonica player in Germany. His most important influences were initially Sonny Boy No. 2 (Rice Miller) and Walter Horton, a little later also the first Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter and James Cotton
    142. PageKonstantin Reinfeld While listening to Konstantin´s harmonica playing without seeing the 16 year old boy, you believe to listen to an experienced and for decades trained Jazz musician. Technically and emotionally mature sounds his chromatic playing on a diatonic HOHNER harmonica such as the „Marine Band Crossover“ and „Golden Melody“.
    143. PageKurt Crandall Kurt Crandall dedicated himself to learning the harmonica and honing his craft. Practice and persistence paid off, as music has taken Kurt throughout the United States with stops in Kansas City, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Macon, Georgia, Chicago and most recently Seattle.
    144. PageLawrence Case Energetic and charismatic front man Lawrence Case is a keen harmonica player, and since the bands humble beginnings in 2006, harmonica has become a big part of the Voodoo Vegas sound.
    145. PageLinda Krieg Linda Krieg has the blues in her blood. She grew up with her father, a folk and blues musician, who influenced her music interest enormously. At the age of seven, Linda get her first guitar, but there was also another interest, Linda had to follow, Art. She studied Art in Frankfurt, Germany and finished her exams. During the studies at the university, she had her first gigs at the blues club Blues & Beyond.
    146. PageLittle Will Little Will is a harmonica and guitar player since 1998 and graduated on "Fundação das Artes de São Paulo” from São Caetano do Sul. He had already played with huge names of national and international blues and in three huge blues festivals as: " 4ºEncontroInternacional da Harmonica” in 2004 opening the show of the harmonica player Steve Gueyger (Jimmy Roggers), a short play with R. J. Mischo in 2007 and on "6º and 10º Encontro Internacional de Harmonicas” in 2008 and 2010 called by Flavio Guimarães.
    147. PageDavid Hidalgo – Los Lobos Los Lobos were formed in 1974 by David Hidalgo, Conrad Lozano, Louie Prez and Cesar Rosas - four friends from Garfield High School in east Los Angeles. Starting out as a rock 'n' roll band, they soon changed their style to a more traditional Mexican acoustic sound. The band adopted music from Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B and blues, as well as the traditional Mexican songs from their roots.
    148. PageLos Mighty Calacas The mexican blues band formed by Marcos Coll, Emiliano Juárez, Fernando Ruvel and Zoar Miranda convinces with high energy. The music of the band reflects the" fiesta & vacilón" mind visions of their members. Having Blues, Soul, Funk, Surf and greasy Grooves as a solid base, learned first hand by touring and recording with legendary musicians, they mix it up with their own Mexican, latin popular music and culture full of roguish sounds and daily situations. Los Mighty Calacas integrate in their music the grease and sauce of green enchiladas and a bit of humor of this ingenious mexicanity in a visual-musical language without leaving behind the authenticity of the musical genre that they represent in a very convincing way…
    149. PageLos Texmaniacs Combine a hefty helping of Tex Mex conjunto, simmer with several parts Texas rock, add a daring dash of well-cured blues and R&B riffs, and you’ve cooked up the tasty TexManiacs groove. Not to say that this group’s sound is for musical gourmets only…no way or, better yet, eso no! These guys – Max Baca on bajo sexto, Speedy Villanueva on bass and David Farias on accordion – feed the masses, but with only the best in musical fare. Founded by Max Baca, the TexManiacs are a product of his wide-ranging experience working and recording with everyone from his father’s family conjunto to Doug Sahm’s Texas Tornados to the Rolling Stones.
    150. PageLubos Bena While blues remains a distinct African-American cultural expression, it has also become an international popular music in the twenty-first century. In the nation of Slovakia blues has found a fine representative in Lubos Bena. The most impressing mark of Lubos is his strong singing and rhythm. It's natural to him, without any forced mannerisms or affectations, and with perfect timing.
    151. PageLucas Chamorro Lucas Chamorro was born in Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1979. He plays many genres like Rock, Blues, Jazz and Tango in different bands. Along his career he has performed live, in radio and he has gone on tours all over the country. He has recorded 2 CDs: “Primera Estación” (First Station) (2009) and “Horizontes” (Horizon) (2012). Both in jazz quartet format.
    152. PageLucky Diaz Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band
    153. PageMagda Piskorczyk Magda Piskorczyk is a singer with a mature, low and unusual voice timbre, described in France as "la voix noire et au costume blanc" (Black voice in a white costume). She is a guitar, bass guitar and percussion player, as well as a song writer. Magda performs music of Afro-American and African heritage. She is a two-time Semi-finalist of the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, USA. Readers of the Polish blues quarterly chose her the Female Vocalist of the Year 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009 and 2011.
    154. Page- Malcolm Arison - Malcolm Arison was born in Manchester/UK. He is playing a Hohner Blues Harp since he has been 14 years old.
    155. PageManfred Leuchter Who is Manfred Leuchter? Even by his own definition it's difficult to say. Born in 1960, he started playing professionally during the 1980s, when he recorded and performed live with Ina Deter, among others. At the same time he worked as a session musician in Hamburg and spent 15 years as producer, composer and arranger in his own studio as well as writing music for the theatre and designing sound installations. Singer-songwriter Reinhard Mey has relied on his talents for many years to produce his CDs. Manfred Leuchter has developed a uniquely personal style. "Sparito”, the debut album by the accordionist who has produced and arranged for so many other artists, really made the industry sit up and take notice when it was released in 2000.Being a perfectionist, he works with the most accomplished musicians he can find. A worldwide traveller who longs to be at home somewhere, he is fascinated by the city of Marrakesh, he has fallen in love with the Arabian nights and heat soaked days, its wise old story tellers and snake charmers.
    156. PageMarc Breitfelder Marc Breitfelder was born in 1965 in North Germany. At the age of 15, he started playing in small school bands and got more and more into the blues and boogie world. After practicing several year to become better and better he got his first salary for a gig and finally decided to become a professional musician. After finishing school he formed his first band "9 hour call" and build a duo with Daffy Deblitz. Because of his military service the band broke and he toured more and more witz Daffy.
    157. PageMarcelo Naves Musician and harmonica instructor for 17 years, Marcelo Naves is today considered as one of the greatest harmonica players of Brazil. With his style compared to the great harmonica players of Chicago, Naves had a good solid base of studies on the harmonica. He graduated in Instituto Gaita Brasil (harmonica Brazil Institute), with Sergio Duarte and studied maintenance and tuning of harmonicas, Chromatic harmonica techniques and improvisation with the great harmonica player Cazallas Ulysses. Marcelo is one of the members of the Cd "Bluseiros do Brasil – Edição Gaitistas” (Bluesmen of Brazil - harmonica players edition), which was the 1st Jam Session of great harmonica players, recorded and released in Brazil, where they assembled some of the greatest representatives of the harmonica in the country.
    158. PageMarcio Abdo Marcio Abdo began making a name for himself nationally in the early 90‘s. With his release "Na Melhor Hora" (In the Best Time), he shows maturity in his own compositions in Portuguese, which reflect his experience on stage. Abdo is considered one of the famous players of chromatic blues harmonica in Brazil.
    159. PageMarcos Coll Marcos Coll is born in Madrid in 1976 but soon moved to Santiago DC. He started playing Harmonica at the age of 13 influenced by his musician uncle and by spanish harplayer legend Ñaco Goñi. After playing with different amateur bands, like Red Bues Band Marcos formed his first pro band called Bluerags. In 1999 he moved back to Madrid to join the most famous Spanish blues band at that time “Tonky Blues Band”. With this band, at the age of 21 he had the opportunity of touring and recording with rock and blues legends like Mick Taylor (Rolling stones) or Buddy Miles (Jimmy Hendrix Band of gipsys) and even did a blues gig with Tom Jones!!!! After those years of great experiences, along with his soul brother Adrian Costa, Marcos was ready to form his own band 'Los Reyes del Ko', that soon became one of the top blues references in Spain and Europe, earning several awards and recognition, and even appearing in the High School music books in Galicia.
    160. PageMark DuFresne Mark DuFresne is one of the most sought after Blues talents in the Northwest. The Washington Blues Society has awarded him for best vocalist, songwriter and harmonica more than any other artist.
    161. PageMark Feltham Mark started playing at the age of 6 but only really seriously became interested in the harmonica in his late teens. His first musical break came when he was approached by Dennis Greaves to form Nine Below Zero in 1977. After 5 happy years the band dissolved in 1982 and Mark went into session work he then became a permanent member of the Rory Gallagher band. This lasted until 1991 when the decision was made to get Nine Below Zero back together using the talents of Gerry McAvoy and Brendan O'Neill on Bass & Drums both from Rory's band. This format lasted for 1 year Mark then decided to go back into session work and come off the road for a while. He was then enlisted back into the Rory fold where he stayed until Rory's untimely death in 1995.
    162. PageMark Lavoie Hohner artist Mark Lavoie has been performing for more than 30 years. His passion for and commitment to music, particularly blues harmonica, is admired by the many musicians who have played with him. Mark enjoys spreading the word about harmonica music and is an active member of national groups working to preserve and promote the harmonica as an accessible, inexpensive instrument.
    163. PageMarko Jovanovic Marko Jovanovic is a harmonica master of the new generation. Already in his early years his incredible feeling for music, for moods and for the great variety of the harmonica became obvious. After school he started his career as a professional musician and played with many famous artists. Marko elicits an amazing versatility and expressiveness out of the harmonica. He crosses the borders between jazz, blues and folk music and creates his individual, characteristic version of a new kind of world music.
    164. PageMariano Massolo Mariano Massolo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has been interested in music since he was a young boy. He has played many instruments and the drumset was the first one that he adopted formally. When Mariano was 16 years old he got interested in the harmonica and, as an autodidact, he learned how to bend notes. In 2000 he heard a disk of Carlos del Junco and he was inspired by its sound, so he decided to go to Toronto to study with him. Once he came back to Argentina he started to study jazz. His main dream was to play swing and jazz music with the diatonic harmonica, something which is very unusual in this type of instrument worldwide.
    165. PageMario Nortmann Mario Nortmann was born 1979 in Northeim, Niedersachsen and began his accordion lessons in 1987 at Anneliese Wode (Wulften). A year earlier, he started to play the lyre marching band. 1999 Mario went to the HOHNER Conservatory in Trossingen where he graduated after the classical and jazz course. From 2007 to 2009 the solo class in Arragment and composition followed by Hans-Günther Kölz. From 1991 to 1999 numerous participations in competitions (DAM, Day of The Gay harmonica, Innsbruck, etc.) can be listed. 2007 he participated at the first Roland V-Accordion Festival (2nd place) and in 2009 he won with Susan Sauter at the World Harmonica Festival in Trossingen in the open category the first place.
    166. PageMatej Ptaszek Matej Ptaszek (1979) was originally an professional art photographer. However, since 2004 he is a professional bluesman. Matej listens to blues since he was a child. He is currently one of Europe's top harmonica players in the field of traditional blues. As first Czech harmonica player he was honored as the HOHNER Newcomer of 2009 and he performed at the World Harmonica Festival 2009 in Trossingen, Germany. In 2011 Matej wrote the groundbreaking and comprehensive book "School of Blues Harp". for the prestige Czech publisher Powermusic.
    167. Page- Matt Hensley - Renowned skateboarding legend, artist and accordion player for Flogging Molly Matt Hensley was born October, 5th 1970 in San Diego, California. He started his career as a pro-skateboarder while still in high school. At the beginning of the 21st century, Hensley became part of the folk punk rock band "Flogging Molly" where the sound of his HOHNER accordion completes their unique style.
    168. PageMatt Walsh Matt Walsh was born in Dublin in 1946. He left school at the age of 13 to travel around the world. In 1961 he started playing his first instrument the Bodhran (hand drum) and then the Harmonica, with which he played Irish Traditional Music. In 1966 Matt moved to Berlin and played in the Folk Clubs. With jobs like bus conductor in London, Fisherman in Ireland and Shepherd on the Shetland Isled he earned enough money to travel to India, USA and South America.
    169. PageMatthias Matzke Matthias was born on January 28th, 1993 and lives in Gingen an der Fils, Germany. After two years of basic musical education Matthias began to play the accordion at the age of six at the municipal music school of Süßen. He studied under Anatoli Lick until 2009 and since 2012 is a student of Hans-Günther Kölz at the HOHNER Conservatory in Trossingen. Matthias also studied piano from age nine. His recent piano and jazz piano teacher is Martin Rosengarten. In supplement to his musical education Matthias has also participated in master classes with Frédéric Deschamps in France.
    170. PageMatyas Pribojszki Mátyás Pribojszkis started playing the harmonica at the age of 15, when he listened to a rare recording of the late Sonny Boy Williamson. In 1994 he founded his first band, the Blues Fools. The band's reputation quickly grew, and the band became the most well - known Hungarian blues band on the European blues scene. In 2004 Mátyás invited some new mostly jazz - influenced professional musicians to from the Mátyás Pribojszki Band. His purpose with this main project is to achieve progessive music goals with a multi - genre band in which each member has great experience. Their first album, titled "Flavours" (released January 2005) contains entirely original contemporary compositions testify to the varied and accomplished art of Mátyás' quartet, together with their perception and mastery of other genres. In 2008 then, the Mátyás Pribojszki Band have made one of their best contemporary blues recordings titled "How many more", which was their first golden record.
    171. PageMichael Arlt Michael Arlt was born July 6th 1969. He is a Singer and Harmonica player as well as frontman of B.B.& The Blues Shacks from Germany since 1989. Michael started playing harmonica at the age of 17 and is dealing with the lyrics for the Blues Shacks recordings right from the beginning on. Influenced by traditional blues harmonica players like George Harmonica Smith, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson and singers like Bobby Blue Bland, B.B. King and Louis Jordan he established his career through the blues circuit and developed to become one of the most occupied harmonica players, singers and songwriters in the European blues scene today. Michael Arlt is working with B.B. & The Blues Shacks for more than 23 years now, released 12 Blues Shacks records, and is still extanding his career. He is playing in nearly every european country and also toured the US and Australia.
    172. PageMichael Hirte Michael Hirte has a surprising career. He participated in 2008 at the casting show "das Supertalent" and won the competition with "Ave Maria" on his harmonica. Since this amazing time, Michael Hirte published 3 albums and won important German prices, for example "Echo" in 2009 and 2010. He celebrated great succes and is called "the man with the harmonica".
    173. PageMichael Hobby Their identity is truly branded in the marshes and Bermuda grass of the region where they grew up. There’s a reason they call their album Southernality.
    174. PageMichael Maier - Schwarzwaldkrainer Die SCHWARZWALDKRAINER sind eine Musikgruppe, die sich ganz und gar der Oberkrainermusik verschrieben hat. In der typischen Besetzung mit Trompete, Klarinette, Akkordeon, Gitarre, Bariton und Gesangsduo begeistern sie ihr Publikum immer wieder durch ihre verblüffend originalgetreuen Darbietungen.
    175. PageMichael McDonald Legendary singer/songwriter formerly of the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan, Michael McDonald is also an accomplished piano accordion player and HOHNER endorser.
    176. PageMichael Stearns A guitarist by training, Michael has contributed to a long list of productions, documentaries, shows and audio CD releases over the years. His soundtracks include "Back To The Future, The Ride", "Beyond Chaos", "Dolphins", "Star Trek, The Experience" and many others. Michael discovered the Hohner EGS for his studio work.
    177. PageMichel Pruvot Michel Pruvot comes from Picardy, he was born in the village of Rue (Somme) in January 1948. His professor and renowned accordionist Jacques Pruvot initiated Michel very quickly to the accordion. Michel played already at the age of 4 his first notes in the tavern of his mother. During these early years, Michel learned the accordion seriously, participates in many competitions. He also won the Cup of France of the ORTF in the 1960s in his category. At the age of 13, he played together with the musicians of the Orchestra of his father on stage. That's when Michel found his vocation. Although his has another passion - cycling - he now was sure, that making music is the most important thing for him.
    178. PageMickey Raphael Born and raised in the Lone Star State of Dallas Texas, Mickey Raphael’s career as Willie Nelson’s Harmonica player has spanned almost three decades. His intelligent playing style has become a hallmark of Nelson’s crossover sound, earning him a large audience worldwide. As a teenager, Raphael gravitated toward the Dallas folk music scene and fell under the spell of legendary harmonica great Don Brooks. “I went to this little coffee house one night and saw him playing and it just impressed me so much,” Raphael recalls. “He had moved to New York and was kind of a legend around Dallas. He sat me down one night after a show and showed me this little lick that went all the way up and down the harmonica, just a little pattern. Right away I just jumped about twenty steps from the little I already knew about the harp.”
    179. PageMikael Fall Mikael (Mike) Fall is a university educated harmonica player and composer from Sweden. He started playin’ harmonica at the age of 16 and is now touring, teaching and recording music in many different genres.
    180. PageMike Caldwell Mike Caldwell might just be the best-kept secret on the harmonica scene today. Never having pursued a solo career, he's relatively unknown except to the lucky few who have had the pleasure of hearing him live. Born and raised in Templeton California, Mike taught himself to play Charlie McCoy songs note-for-note, starting at age thirteen. Local western swing singer Monte Mills gave Mike his first break as a regular member of the band at age fifteen. This blend of jazz, country, bluegrass and rock required Mike to accurately navigate complex melodies, harmonies and chord progressions from the very outset of his musical journey. The country and swing chord progressions were the perfect vehicle to experiment with Charlie’s flowing melodic lines and fills.
    181. PageMikel Azpiroz Mikel Azpiroz, musician from San Sebastian ( Spain) plays mainly piano and organ and has added melodica to his sound palette. He is the leader of ELKANO BROWNING CREAM, synonymous with contagious rhythms that evoke memories of the great Hammond organ trios. The band will shortly release a new album based on a HOHNER melodica, acoustic guitar and percussion.
    182. PageNachum Pereferkovich From the very beginning Nachum became interested in improvisation, popular and country music, which led to his natural purpose - jazz. Already in the music school he began playing jazz at the piano in ensembles at holiday parties. At that time, in the Soviet Union there was no education in the field of jazz, so the pupils had to practice between the lessons.
    183. PageNatacha Seara Natacha started playing the harmonica in 2000. She has done many tours during 2001 and 2002 with Javier Calamaro, she was the invited artist of the bands TURF (with whom she performed in the traditional Argentine theatre Cemento), Los Tipitos (with whom she performed twice in the theatre Ateneo), Debroa Dixon and El Indio Marquez (with whom she conformed an acoustic trio which played blues), Yulie Ruth and her band Las Ruedas del Sur, Gabriel Carambula, La 25 (with whom she played at the famous theatre Luna Park). Natascha also played together with Guillespi, Mad y Pier, and Heroicos Sobrevivientes. Furthermore she held shows with the pianist Cristina Dall.
    184. PageNicolás Smoljan Nicolás Smoljan was born in Neuquen in 1979. Since 2002 he lives in Buenos Aires. He started his musical experience with the study of guitar. After changing instruments a couple of timeshe find himself with the harmonica at the age of 15. Since then has studied with several private teachers. Since his childhood Nicolás was very interested in blues. Listening to artists like Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Walter Horton, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Big Joe Turner and T Bone Walker… marked his way as a musician.
    185. PageNigel Hopkins Nigel has just recently returned from a short European tour with Chris de Burgh where Chris's new album, "The Storyman" is being promoted. It's the first time in 5 years that Mr De Burgh has played with a band and the shows have been a major success. Nigel recently worked on the ALFIE BOE CD with producer Chris Porter and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. On 13th January 2007, Nigel is playing with Paul Young and his band, Los Pacaminos with Chris de Burgh band members Dave Levy and Al Vosper. In October 2006, Nigel played Piano with the BBC Concert Orchestra on 4 songs with Chris de Burgh for the BBC2 show, Friday night is Music night. "It was a fantastic experience that I'll never forget, being wrapped up in such a cinematic sound of an orchestra. You almost feel as if you want to just sit and immerse yourself in the moment".
    186. PageOlivier Ker Ourio Paris-based musician, composer, band leader, and highly-regarded soloist, Olivier Ker Ourio has established himself as one of the world premiere Chromatic Jazz harmonica players. His music combines lyric melodies with a deep souful tone we never heard before, but deeply routed into Jazz. Olivier was born in paris in 1964, but grew up in his family's homeland: the small French territory of Reunion Island. When he was 8 years old, his father handed him a Hohner Chromatic.
    187. PageOrchester Hohnerklang Founded in 1932, the "Orchester Hohnerklang" only consisted of harmonicas. But today there is a great versatility of harmonica instruments like the bass harmonica, chromatic harmonica or scale diatonic harmonica. Additionally, there are also the guitar, keyboard and drums. The composotions of the orchestra have a spread from barrack to pop.
    188. PagePatricia Bartell Patricia Bartell was born in La Paz, Bolivia. Patricia lived her first nearly five years in an orphanage before being adopted by a family in Montana. She is a graduate of Whitworth University with a B.A. in Music Education and Accordion Performance. Patricia teaches accordion and piano full time in Spokane, Washington and travels world-wide as an adjudicator, a HOHNER endorsee concert performer and teacher. Her passion is not only in teaching students but also training up new teachers and mentoring them. Ms. Bartell is a member of Tango Volcado (Argentine Tango Quartet), leads a radical young accordion band called, “The Portatos,” and is the USA adjudicator for the Trophée Mondial – a prestigious international accordion championship.
    189. PagePaul Lamb “Simply better than the opposition from whatever side of the Atlantic they come”…...Blueprint “They play blues in the same way Brando used to straddle a Triumph……. lazily, cocksure, coolly and aggressive” ….…Blues & Rhythm “Sounds as American and black as Brits dare”……… Melody Maker OK, we all know the stuff that turns up in biographies, is empty and meaningless because it's all been said before. So, let's talk plainly about Paul Lamb & the King Snakes, the best blues band in Britain. It didn't happen suddenly. It took years of hard work and application, unfashionable words that signify little in these days of instant fame. As Paul can tell you, he and his band have done their individual time, made their mistakes, applied what they've learned, focused on their musicianship and the results are passed on to audiences that flock to their gigs. The audiences in turn, are guaranteed to enjoy genuine music performed with skill and mutual encouragement. It's a simple but sure formula.
    190. PagePeter Harper Part harmonica wizard, part rhythmic explorer, Peter Harper is a fiery artist who blurs the lines between rock, blues, soul and world music.
    191. PagePetar Maric Petar Marić was born in Belgrade, Serbia in 1990. Currently he is seen as one of the best young accordeon player. Petar won many international competitions: The CIA Coupe Mondiale, CMA Trophee Mondiale and the Klingenthal Akkordeon Wettbewerb are only some examples. After 11 years of musical education at the Belgrade State Music Conservatory "Vuckovic" in the class of Aleksandar Nikolic, Petar spent one year in France to improve himself in Variete music under support of Frederic Deschamps.
    192. Page- Pete Lincoln - Pete first picked up the guitar at the age of 11, and pretty much hasn’t put it down since – having made his career made as a singer and musician, both on stage and in the studio. Touring and recording with a wide range of artists including Sir Cliff Richard, Tina Turner, Shakin' Stevens and Dannii Minogue have taken him all over the globe from New Zealand to Greenland. From 1996 to 2005, Pete enjoyed his time as front man for the 70s band Sailor – most famous for their hits “Glass Of Champagne” & “Girls, Girls, Girls”. In 2005 Pete joined the Glam Rockers "The Sweet" and is still touring extensively with the band as lead vocalist and bass player
    193. PagePeter Braukmann Peter Braukmann was born in 1953. He grew up in Bockenem near Hannover and studied in Hildesheim. Peter was the director of the university folk club until 1975. In 1971 he had his first gig in the Thurso Folk Club. In 1977 the duo Knappsack had 150 concerts annually in the FRG, Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands and Denmark. Until 1990 Peter was a producer for records and live programs e.g. for Elbke Heidenreich, Erika Pluhar, Gerd Dudenhöffer, Schmetterlinge and more.
    194. PagePeter Crow C Munich guitarist, harp player and singer Peter Crow C. has dedicated his entire life, body and soul to the black American music of the 1920s-1940s period. Specialising in the different Blues styles of this period - from delta Blues all the way to early urban Blues - he is just as much at home with other closely related styles like ragtime and jug music
    195. PagePhil Bouvier Phil Bouvier began accordion when he was 7 year’s old and he practiced with a private French teacher about 10 years. In 2000, Phil started studying with Frédéric Deschamps for 8 years. He participated in international competitons about 4 years and he won the Coupe mondiale and the international trophy of Castelfidardo in 2004 and 2006. Nowadays, he plays a lot of concerts in France and all over the world: United States, China, Fiji islands, New Zealand, Germany, Italy, Serbia, Bolivia…
    196. PagePhil Duncan The Deluxe Harmonica Method, harmonica teacher, Society for the Preservation and Advancement of Harmonica, SPAH, harmonica workshop, teaching music, Mel Bay Publications,
    197. PagePhil Wiggins Phil Wiggins was born in Washington, D.C. in 1954 and spent his childhood summers at his grandmother’s home in Alabama, where he listened to old-time hymns sung in church in the traditional call-and-response style. Phil was attracted to the blues harp as a young man and began his musical career with some of Washington’s leading blues artists, including Archie Edwards and John Jackson, and attributes his style to his years spent accompanying locally noted slide guitarist and gospel singer Flora Molton.
    198. PagePietro Adragna Pietro Adragna was born in Erice (Trapani, Italy) in 1988. By the age of 6 he started to play accordion and got a positive response. Over the years, Pietro started studying the classical piano at the Conservatory of Music "A. Scontrino." Afterwards he was teached for three years by Frederic Deschamps.
    199. PageProf. Stefan Hussong Stefan Hussong was born in Koellerbach an der Saar, Germany, and received scholarships from the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, DAAD, Akademie Schloss Solitude and the Art Foundation of Baden-Wuerttemberg State. In 1987 he received the first prize at the International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition for contemporary Music. Hussong was awarded the Echo Classic Prize of the German Phonoacademy in the category Best Performer of the Year 1999. That same year his Solo-CD published by DENON with works by John Cage won the Best Record Award of the year.
    200. PageRachelle Plas Rachelle Plas, a girl, her harmonica and her voice. "Rachelle Plas has the ability to capture the audience from the first title and just let it blow at the end of her set." (Blues Alive 76 n°9) At 20, after being vice-world champion in judo, she has now her first album "Profile", a multi-faceted modern blues for the ears pleasure, her style is devilishly modern, with a strong personality, an explosive mix, new sounds and a determination as we rarely see! Rachelle Plas has the harmonica flowing in her veins, she doesn't play the instrument, she is the instrument, it's like a second voice, directly connected to her soul, her pleasure to share the time. Also very beautiful singer who knows blacken her voice for the soulful side of her songs. She is supported by a strong team, all is compact and forms a real gang! Rachelle Plas is a tomorrow sure value, on stage or record, the young french woman always has the argument to convince. Come listen, dream, let yourself go without moderation!"
    201. PageRadu Laxgang Radu Laxgang was born on the 04.09.1988 in Moldavia. He is a student at the HOHNER Conservatory.
    202. PageRalf Brendle Musician, Music Teacher, Conductor and Composer Ralf Brendle plays fiercly piano, accordion, harmonica and melodica. He learned playing the harmonica at the famous musician Yasuo Watani who showed him all the potencial. In 2000, Ralf Brendle had his first concert with him. In the same year, he started his studies at Fritz Dobler, a conductor, and finished them in 2004 with great success. Ralf received a fellowship as the first student of HOHNER Konservatorium. In addition, he works as Fritz Dobler’s assistant and gets private lessons by Gudni A. Emilsson, chief conductor of the “Thailand Philharmonica Orchestra”. In 2007, Ralf Brendle finished his final studies worked as a conductor on his own. After finishing his musical education, he became more and more interested in practicing his great passion, the jazz, either with his piano or his little Bluesharp. He already had some gigs in bars and restaurants fascinating the audience with soft and smooth sounds.
    203. PageReverend Tall Tree Reverend Tall Tree plays original Blues & American Roots music in the tradition of Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Bo Diddley, and others.
    204. PageReyharp Born in Jakarta, Indonesia in 1997, Reyharp or Reyhan Naufal is one of the young shooting stars emerging on the contemporary harmonica scene. Reyharp plays blues and jazz on the diatonic harp with a maturity and assurance which belies his years and astonished listeners at the prestigious Asia Pacific Harmonica Festival 2012, where he won the diatonic contest in the face of stiff competition. He first started playing harmonica when he chanced upon a HOHNER Blues Harp, lying in his uncle's cupboard. The unique form of the little instrument exerted a powerful fascination on the young Reyhan and he felt instantly drawn to it. He soon started learning to play the blues with his uncle as well as developing his musical talents by studying jazz on his own.
    205. PageRick Estrin Estrin was born in San Francisco, California in 1949, and grew up following his own path. He discovered an entirely new lifestyle when, as a 10-year-old boy, he made his way to the tough Market Street area and befriended many of the neighborhood characters. He found another new world when his older sister gave him a copy of Ray Charles’ The Genius Sings The Blues when he was 12. By the time he was a teenager, Estrin had completely identified with the urban, African-American culture surrounding him. Estrin moved to Chicago when he was 19 and worked with South Side bluesmen Johnny Young. He toured extensively and internationally and has recorded for Alligator Records for over 25 years.
    206. Pagericoloop ricoloop one.man.jam coming from berlin with suitcase full of groove!! He is producing music live in front of the audience with a loop machine. It gives him the possibility to record music, layer by layer to create complex musical ideas on the spot. Its a journey which explores the world of music in a passionate, devoted and improvising way. Always open for many different music styles!! He records all his music in front of your ears and eyes, using all kind of different instruments like his voice, the bass guitar and keyboards. While his influences are wide and open he is using the electronic music as his main inspiration giving it a authentic organic touch which is hard to forget.
    207. PageR.J. Mischo Singer/Harmonica player R.J. Mischo began his music career over 20 years ago in Minneapolis. He worked with the area’s legends of the Blues scene like Muddy Waters alumni Mojo Buford and Sonny Rogers, as well as Percy Strothers & Milwaukee Slim. R.J. then led his own groups and gained a reputation as one of the region's top blues acts.
    208. PageRob Hyman After starting piano lessons at age 4 and playing in garage bands during his early teens in Meriden, Connecticut, Rob moved to Philadelphia in the 70's to attend college at the University of Pennsylvania. It was here that he met Eric Bazilian and Rick Chertoff, who would become his close friends and musical soul mates starting with a band called Wax. Since then, Rob has become known worldwide as a successful songwriter, musician, arranger and producer. Rob and Eric co-founded The Hooters in 1980, extensively touring the Philadelphia area's clubs and colleges. The Hooters began their rise to fame with an independent album release titled "Amore" that sold over 100,000 copies. This led to their debut major label release "Nervous Night" on Columbia in 1985. This album sold in excess of 2 million copies and included Billboard Top 40 hits such as "Day By Day" (#18), "And We Danced" (#21) and "Where Do The Children Go" (#38).
    209. PageRobert Kane Robert Kane is a singer and harmonica player, front man for legendary British R&B group Dr Feelgood since 1999.
    210. PageRocky Lok Rocky Lok won four times the World Harmonica Festival: three times as a tenor of Quintet and treble in duet and once again in the bass trio in the 1990s. Since 1999 he performed as a soloist in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, China and Hong Kong. He is also active in many of the International Harmonica Festivals as a juror, seminar leader and performer. Rocky Lok is well - informed about different types and keys of the harmonica and is able to devote himself with the breath and an excellent playing.
    211. PageRonnie Shellist Ronnie Shellist began his musical career in the late 90's in Austin, TX alongside some incredible harmonica players: Gary Primich, Guy Forsythe, Jimi Lee, and Michael Rubin, just to name a few. Surrounded by great blues everywhere, Ronnie has honed his harmonica skills over the past 18 years. Through his worldwide recognition on YouTube, with 17,000 subscribers and over 8 million views on his teaching and performance videos, Ronnie has made a name for himself as one of the premier blues harmonica players in the world.
    212. PageRyan Hartt Ryan Hartt & the Blue Hearts are a West Coast Style Blues band. Ryan is a Hohner Artist.
    213. PageSan2 San2 belongs to the next generation of entertainers and passionately authentic musicians, and builds a bridge between Rhythm & Blues and pop. What Jamie Cullum achieved over the past years in Jazz, is what San2 wants to prove possible with Blues, and even though he's a newcomer on the scene at 30, his fan-base is growing at a fast pace. The press describes him as "born to be the lead singer" and his live show as "pure dynamite"! His harmonica playing gets praise with words such as "one who finally doesn't try to sound like Little Walter, yet still gets the fire going!"
    214. PageSasha Nabokova Sasha Nabokova is a singer / songwriter and guitarist from Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine.
    215. PageScott Tournet VER LA LUZ, which translates from the Spanish as to see the light, is not only the album’s title but also its theme.
    216. PageSebastien Charlier Sebastien Charlier is a harmonica player, born in Beaumont-sur-Oise (France) in 1971. Following a degree in Philosophy, he launched himself into a Jazz career, exploring the harmonica in ways he'd never even thought of until then! He has been a HOHNER devotee since 2004. Combining improvisation and composing, Sebastien Charlier turned the harmonica into a fully accepted musical instrument. Since his teenage years, he's been passionate about the diatonic harmonica and his first musical path was towards Rock but strongly tinged with Jazz.
    217. PageSergio Duarte With great talents and festivals, Brazil has been conquering more and more space in the worldwide scenario of the Blues and found in São Paulo, one of the biggest stages and also one of the greatest musicians, the harmonica player , singer, and composer Sérgio Duarte. Born in São Paulo, he is one of the pioneers and also one of the main Blues artists and harmonicas player in Brazil and has participated in the most important Blues festivals in Brazil . With a strong influence of the traditional Blues of the master harmonica talents and playing with a style that we could call "the old school" Sérgio releases his third CD "Acoustic Blues Harp", showing what only twenty years on the Blues road are able to teach.
    218. Page- Slavko Avsenik - In the meantime they are a real music legend, Slavko Avsenik and his Original Oberkrainer who strongly influence the folk music scene for 40 years now and whose sound, created by the brothers Slavko and Vilko Avsenik, is leading for a whole music style – in the truest sense of the word. They are said to be the most successful folk musicians for their amount of precious metal records cannot be achieved easily by others.
    219. PageSlawek Wierzcholski Sławek Wierzcholski – the most popular harmonica player in Poland. His band – Nocna Zmiana Bluesa - celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. During this time, Slawek has published 20 discs (3 LPs, 2 DVDs and 15 CDs)with this band and also under his own name. Four of these CDs turned gold! He has recorded with Poland’s top jazz, rock and classical musicans and hosted on his records such blues luminaries as Charlie Musselwhite, Louisiana Red and Steve Baker. He played literally thousands of gigs in Poland, all over Europe and even in Zimbabwe! Slawek has written Poland’s first (and still the most popular) harmonica instruction books: “Harmonijka i blues” and “Sekrety harmonijki”. Furthermore Slawek is a president Polish Blues Society, an artistic director of the "Harmonica Bridge" festival and a vice -president of SAWP (Polish Performing Musicians Society).
    220. Page- Steve Baker - Steve Baker is one of today's most influential harp players and an integral part of the modern harmonica scene. He was born and raised in London, England and now lives near Hamburg, Germany, where he first came in the late 1970s with the Anglo-American jugband "Have Mercy". Steve has been a full-time professional for over 35 years, developing an instantly recognizable style which is both expressive and lyrical. His subtle and rhythmically accented phrasing, combined with a rich command of timbre and tone, communicates a powerful emotional intensity and depth of feeling. He is often regarded as one of those players who have revitalized the instrument in Europe, and as one of its leading exponents worldwide. His unique sound draws on the blues harmonica tradition and combines it with elements from country, folk, funk, soul and jazz to create an exciting and individual fusion, which transcends stylistic boundaries while sounding totally natural.
    221. PageSteven De bruyn Steven De bruyn only started to play the harmonica at the age of 21, but he immediately thought this instrument would be his “passport to the world”. More than 21 years later Steven is still blowing hard and living the dream. With his first band EL Fish, heʼs been touring through Europe in the nineties with their eclectic approach of the blues. In 2003 he formed the heavy breathing collective The Rhythm Junks and has toured with them in China and Japan. Steven has won a few ZAMU-awards with El Fish and was chosen as best musician in 2004 (ZAMU are awards for and from Belgian Singers and Musicians). Thatʼs quite an honour, just like the numerous co-operations heʼs been doing: Zap Mama, Little Axe, Eugene Chadbourne, Bob Brozman, the Brussels Philharmonic, Roland Van Campenhout, Dj Alfredo Tudo, Raymond van het Groenewoud and many more. Steven is not just a harmonica player. His sound is pretty unique. Heʼs got a whole arsenal of mouth organs (bass, diatonic and chromatic) and a clever use of electronic pedals to shape his sound. Sometimes you wonʼt even think itʼs a harmonica.
    222. PageSteve Earle A protégé of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, The Grammy Award winning Steve Earle quickly became a master storyteller in his own right, with his songs being recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, The Pretenders, Joan Baez and countless others.
    223. PageSteve Esteban Jordan Esteban “Steve” Jordan also known as "El Parche," "the Jimi Hendrix of the accordion," "the accordion wizard," and other monikers. But when other accordionists call him the best accordeon player of them all it is the highest compliment. Being born in a migrant farm worker family and partially blinded as an infant je wasn't able to join the rest of the family in the fields, so they left him with the older migrants who could no longer work. Esteban was already at a young age introduced to conjunto music, especially the accordion playing of Valerio Longoria. At this time Longoria was following the community of migrant farm workers and played for them in the labor camps. These circumstances brought the two together and the young Esteban learned the instrument quickly. He then took up other instruments, most notably the guitar, and now, by his own account, he can play 35 different instruments. Although Esteban remained close to his traditional conjunto roots, he has never limited himself musically. In contrary, he pushes the diatonix accordion to its limit, both musically and physically, playing traditional conjunto, jazz, salsa, rock, zydeco and more.
    224. PageSteve Guyger Philadelphia is home to one of the finest blues harp players in the world, much to the surprise of people not "inside" the blues scene. Over the past thiry-plus years, Steve Guyger with his band, The Excellos, has been dishing out some of the finest blues to be heard anywhere.
    225. PageSteven Troch Steven Troch is singer and harp player for the highly appreciated Belgian band "FRIED BOURBON".
    226. PageSugar Blue Grammy award-winning Sugar Blue has been called the Jimi Hendrix or the Charlie Parker of the harmonica, both appropriate names for the revolutionary and eclectic blues harpist. He grew up listening to jazz - particularly Lester Young and Dexter Gordon - and soon fell in love with Muddy Waters and the blues greats. Sugar Blue has toured and recorded with the Rolling Stones, Willie Dixon, Bob Dylan, Stan Getz, Ray Charles, Frank Zappa, Prince...to name a few... His music is always astonishing and absolutely energetic!! A heart on fire, blowin' hot from the soul with the force of a gale!
    227. PageSugar Ray Norcia Norcia's solo recordings included the EPs Sugar Ray and the Bluetones (1979); Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters featuring the Sensational Sugar Ray (1982), plus a couple of releases on Rounder Records, Knockout (1989) and Don't Stand In My Way (1991). Don't Stand In My Way was the first release by the Bullseye Blues label. The Bluetones also backed Miki Honeycutt on her initial album, Soul Deep.
    228. PageSusan Sauter Susan Sauter was born in 1989 in Rottweil. At the age of 8, Susan started playing the harmonica. One year later, she played for the first time the chromatic harmonica. From 1999 to 2008, Susan had private lessons by Kathrin Gass for classic chromatic playing. At the same time, she played at the youth orchestra of Hohnerklang. In 2004, she became harmonica master of Trossingen. In 2005, she got the qualification as a music mentor. From 2005 to 2008, she took part of the harmonica group "The Harmonix" who won at the World Harmonica Festival 2005 in the category "groups". Two years later she won as a soloist the "World Music Festival" in Innsbruck. Since 2006, she plays in the Hohnerklang Orchestra, simultanously she studied at the HOHNER Conservatory and graduated with great notes.
    229. PageSuzie McNeil A native of Toronto Canada, Suzie McNeil was born into a musical family. She was practically raised singing with her mother and sister, learning to collaborate from a very early age.
    230. PageTad Robinson Tad Robinson has created a niche for his sweet soulful music in today's blues scene which has resulted in regular festival and club performances in more than twenty countries worldwide over the last decade.
    231. PageTara Linda Tara Lina does not only play accordion, she is also a very good chanteuse. Equipped with these two gifts she performs jazzy blues, 1930s Latin torch and playful circus waltzes. Beginning as a drummer in power pop bands, Tara Linda started learning accordion to accompany a vocal repertoire of torch music.Tara writes original music for the accordeon - new waltzes, train songs and desert cabaret. Her voice is often described with the words "soulful" and "mesmerizing". Tara Linda uses global genres but blends them seamlessly into her own unique style. In her latest project she creates a "Tortilla Western" by connceting the words "rhythm", "spacious deserts" and "boderlands".
    232. PageTerrance Simien For more than 2 decades Grammy award winning artist Terrance Simien, 8th generation Louisiana Creole has been shattering the myths about what his indigenous Creole Zydeco music is and is not. Leading his Zydeco Experience Band, Simien has become a highly respected, internationally recognized touring and recording artist and Cultural Ambassador for his state. He has presented thousands of performances, toured millions of miles to over 40 countries and reached at least a million people during his eventful 25 year career. Born (appropriately!) in 1965 into the hippie folk and soul music era, Simien grew artistically being influenced by all of the great music that has defined our country’s musical legacy, including music from that era. He was as influenced by Dylan and Simon and Garfunkel as he was by Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke and the Meters. And of course hailing from one of the first Creole families documented to have settled St. Landry Parish he was deeply affected by the great Zydeco music pioneers like Chenier, Delafose, Chavis, Ardoin and Fontenot to name a few. He counts himself one of the fortunate, as he is the last generation with a direct link to these pioneers, some of whom mentored him as an emerging artist. In turn he has assumed that same role to a new generation of young Zydeco talents as he understands how critical mentoring is to the survival of the music that is so critical to the cultural identity of Louisiana.
    233. PageThaddeus Hogarth Born in the U.K. and raised in the West Indies, Thaddeus Hogarth is an Associate professor of Guitar at Berklee College of Music. A two-time winner of the Independent Music Award for R&B/Blues, he has been a prominent singer/guitar player/harmonica player and singer-songwriter on the New England music scene since 1988, when he graduated from Berklee. He leads his own group, the Thaddeus Hogarth Band, featuring Winston Maccow (Berklee Faculty) on bass, Kenwood Dennard on drums, and David Sparr on keyboards. Thaddeus has shared the bill or stage with such legends as Tower of Power, Average White Band, Ernie Isley, Fred Wesley, James Montgomery, Kim Wilson, Eric Gales and Johnny Winter. His band was hand-picked to represent Bose nationwide for the launch of its revolutionary L1 live music amplification technology and his work includes collaboration with the reggae legend and Grammy nominee, Sister Carol. Thaddeus has released four solo CDs and a live concert DVD. He is the author of the popular Berklee instructional book, "Funk/R&B Guitar: Creative Solos, Grooves, and Sounds" (Hal Leonard/Berklee Press) and of the popular Berkleemusic Course, "Funk/Rock R&B Guitar Soloing. Billboard magazine describes Hogarth's music as "Soul Terra Firma," and the Boston Globe calls him a "guitar virtuoso." Thaddeus' choice of harmonica is the Hohner Toots Hard Bopper Chromatic Harmonica.
    234. PageThanasis Lightbridge Thanasis Lightbridge was born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1978. He discovered his passion for music, arts and technology at an early age and is now a composer and sound designer. Thanasis creates eclectic music that combines diverse music genres and sounds into cinematic and space-themed music hybrids. He has released 4 albums and 3 singles with his two projects “Dol Ammad” and “Dol Theeta” with whom he explores the fusion of electronics and heavy metal with opera singing. He has a masters degree in “High Performance Computing Systems for Music and Visual Technologies” and his thesis was titled “Visualisation of Audio Signals and Visual-Aural Conversion of Touch and Interaction Signals”. Thanasis is a music producer, digital artist and a video editor.
    235. PageThe Hollies The Hollies are an english pop band which was formed in the early 1960s in Manchester. In 1963 the Hollies signed a recording contract with Parlophone with whom the Beatles were also signed under and produced their first album which achieved much recognitionin Europe and America. Their first hist "Stay" even made it to the Top 10 in the British charts. Twenty other Top 40 tracks were produced up until 1970. The songs were mainly group-compositions from the bandmates Allen Clarke, Tony Hicks, Graham Nash and later Terry Sylvester when Nash teamed up with Crosby & Stills. The band also produced several cover songs and used material which was written by professional songwriters. The Hollies had more hits between 1970 - 1973, reaching the charts with "Gasoline Alley Bred", "Hey Willy", "The Baby" and of course the world wide smash "Long cool woman" (In a Black Dress). They swung back again in 1974 with their cover of "The Air That I Breathe" which reached the 2nd spot on the British Charts and was placed as well on the Top 10 Charts in America.
    236. PageThe Royal Squeeze Box An accordion replaces a complete rock band including an orchestra.
    237. PageThomas Hanke Thomas Hanke was born in Leipzig. He started playing the harmonica at the age of 14 and after several year he was well-known in the region of Leipzig. During this time he was fond of the traditional technic but he was more and more interested in a modern electric version. Today he plays both styles. Hanke was one of the rare professional harmonica musicians in the German Democratic Republic. In 1990 he founded the blues band Last Fair Deal with guitarist and singer Jörg Schneider. Both had almost 1000 gigs together. They recorded two albums "Number One" and "Another lucid moment" and had several cooperations.
    238. PageTiffany Harp Tiffany Harp is a traditional American Blues Harmonicaplayer. She was born in Southern Brazil, Itajai, Santa Catarina. She started playing harmonica at the age of 16. A naturally gifted Harmonica Player, she is self-taught, listening to recordings of Blues Players, and has been playing professionally since 2003 and with surprising development, drawing attention to her technical ability and strong footprints of mastery reminiscent of the 1950’s and 1960’s recordings of Chessand Checker Records (something rare and refreshing today). She has gained popularity worldwide having many loyal fans. Tiffany has made appearances not just in her local area, but nationally as well in Blues Festivals. Tiffany represents a rather small minority of female Harmonica players, in the male dominated style of Chicago Blues.
    239. PageTJ Klay TJ Klay offers harmonica at its finest or an acoustic set guaranteed to touch the heart and funny bone whether performing solo, with "The Trio" or the Nashville- based blues/rock band Ultra-Fix, TJ Klay renders just the best mix designed to make your event a grand success.
    240. PageTobias Volkamer Tobias Volkamer was born in Germany and now lives in Zurich, Switzerland. Tobias is a dual virtuoso: He is an highly achieved accoustic fingerstyle guitarist and an excellent Jazz Chromonica player at the same time. Moreover he can play these two instruments at the same time; he plays the HOHNER Chromonica in a harp rack while accompanying himself on acoustic guitar. He operates the harmonica slide with a foot switch that he invented himself. His recordings and videos are stunning. Tobias became an official HOHNER guitar endorser in March 2011 and chose the HOHNER Essential Pro EP1-S00CE for his performances at Frankfurt Music Fair 2011.
    241. PageTodd Parrott  Todd has been playing harmonica for nearly 25 years, and has been blessed to perform and record with several artists. Growing up on the church pew in NC, he was exposed to lively music at a young age, and it wasn't long until he picked up his first instrument... the harmonica.
    242. PageTollak Ollestad Tollak was born in Seward, Alaska and grew up in Seattle WA. After getting his start in the club scene in Seattle he moved on to Los Angeles where he developed the signature sound that he has become known for. Stevie Wonder was his early harmonica hero, but Toots Thielemans was an inspiration too, and Toots himself has said of Tollak that in spite of his big influence from Stevie that he really has “his own thing”. It wasn’t long before many artists and producers took notice of this, and Tollak’s list of credits bears witness to that. A list that includes, Earth, wind and fire, Don Henley, Al Jarreau, Andrea Bocelli, David Foster, Natalie Cole, Michael McDonald, Brian McKnight, Chet Atkins, Dave Grusin and many others.
    243. PageTom Ball Tom Ball was born ob the 24th of October. He started playing the guitar at the age of eleven and took up harmonica three years later. When Tom was a teenager he was playing in the band Yerba Buena Blues Band and together they wandered thorugh the Love-Ins and Sunset Strip night clubs until he left the country in the 70s. In 1979 Tom came back to the U.S. and started playing together with the guitarist Kenny Sultan - a partnership that still flourishes today and has resulted in eight duo CDs and countless concerts, festivals and tours all over the world. In addition to working with Sultan, Tom has also performed and sung on scores of TV shows, films and commercials, has appeared as a sideman on over 250 CD releases, recorded four solo guitar CDs and written five instructional books and a couple of novels.
    244. PageTomislav Goluban Tomislav Goluban was born in a house by the railroad track in Grabrovec, Zabok, Croatia, where he still lives, in the heart of Croatian Zagorje. Inspired by the LP record sounds of Sonny Terry's “Wizzard of the Harmonica“, he started playing the instrument. Over the years, Goluban has sharpened his music expression into the unique country-blues blended with Croatian Zagorje traditional music. Mississippi delta sucessfully crossed over with Zagorje's traditional music is also obvious in the name of his band Little Pigeon's ForHill Blues. His nickname Little Pigeon is a liberal translation of his last name to English. Extraordinary compound ForHill (Zagorje) was a result of a leisure fun-time with English words “hill“ and “for“. That's just the way his music is: cheerful and free, much like his artistic interpretation approach to American music heritage
    245. PageTommy Williams Tommy Williams was born in Merrick, New York. During his whole career he produced 3 albums, had two world tours and wrote numerous radio-jingles and voice-overs. He already worked with great personalities: Tommy Shaw of Styx, Eric Bazilian of the Hooters and Debbie Gibson. Tommy is also interested in theatre and plays several roles in local productions like Jesus Christ Superstar, the Robber Bridgeroom, George M! and Godspell.
    246. PageToots Thielemans Toots Thielemans, Brüssel, Toots Hard Bopper, Toots Mellow Tone, Harmonikaspieler, Mundharmonika spieler, mundharmonika, hohner
    247. PageUte Schüßler Ute Schüßler has been teaching the melodica for many years. The enthusiasm for the melodica as a beginners' instrument is indescribable. Every year, more and more children in the kindergarden sign up for Melodica lessons. At the moment Ute teaches Melodica in Karlsruhe.
    248. PageVeloz VELOZ is a harmonica quartet formed in 2010, with four young talents nurtured in King’s College.
    249. PageVictor Puertas Victor Puertas was born on Sonny Terry's birthday (October 24th), is a powerful harmonica player from Barcelona (Spain), who also plays piano, Hammond organ and guitar. Nevertheless, harmonicas are his love at the first feel, and he plays them with deep emotion and sensibility. He is one of the top five favourites in Jerry Portnoy's list. Victor has shared moments with great blues players such as Gary Primich, Mark Hummel, Jerry Portnoy, Joe Filisko, Eric Noden, Nathan James, Paul Rishell, Annie Raines, Steve James, Fred Kaplan, among others. He has worked as a session musician on several soundtracks, as a special guest in dozens of albums and played hundreds of shows. In addition, he teaches in his hometown, Barcelona.
    250. PageViktor Romanko Viktor Romanko was born in 1953 in Gukovo, region of Rostov. After finishing his teaching and artistic training he began to work in Russia as a professor of the Ural - Conservatory.
    251. Page- Walk Off The Earth - Walk Off The Earth, the chart-topping viral hit-makers who have extended the boundaries of what a 21st century band can bring to pop music and pop culture, will be releasing their Columbia Records sophomore album this summer.
    252. PageWalter Baumgartner Walter Baumgartner discovered his love to blues very late at the age of 27, but from then on he was totally into it. Musicians like Steve Baker, Charlie Musselwhite, Little Walter and more formed his style. Due to great cooperations and guest appearances in several bands, Walter had the possibility to show his talent as often as possible. At the moment Walter focusses on his own three bands: Walt's Blues Box, 4some blues and Acoustic Blues Drifter. Sometimes he also works with Ray Fein's group. Walter also has a flexible band called "Walt & Friends" where he mixes up with different musicians. Walter gives private and group lessons and leads some workshop in and out of Germany.
    253. PageWallace Coleman In the 1940s, Wallace Coleman’s mother, Ella Mae, saved her money to surprise her young son with his very own radio. This gift opened a new world to young Wallace. As a youth in eastern Tennessee where country & western music still prevails, Wallace Coleman was instead captivated by the sounds he heard from his radio late at night. The Blues arrived nightly on Nashville’s WLAC radio waves and they were sounds he’d never heard before. They would be with him from that moment on. These sounds haunted him by day where, he says, “I would be sittin’ in class and hear the Howlin’ Wolf singin’ just as clear in my head…”
    254. PageWill and the People With their debut single 'Lion In The Morning Sun,' peeking at number 10 it is a particularly prosperous time for Will and The People. Their second single Salamander has recently achieved MegaHit status on 3FM in Holland. For Will it must seem like an eternity, but after seven years of relentless touring, busking and hustling the bands music is finally on the air waves being enjoyed by hundreds of people every day in Holland.
    255. PageWilli Burger Willi Burger was born in Milan (Italy). He studied first at the Academy of Fine Art and later at the Polytecnic. Already at the age of 14 Willi started to learn harmonica. Since then he developed a passion especially for the chromatic harmonica with which he played above all classic music. In 1955 he had great success in Winterthur and after that started to play concerts all around Europe. Willi usually performs as a guest in an orchestra but for several years also as a duo with the pianist Marcello Parolini.
    256. PageWynton Kelly Stevenson Armed with only his harmonica, a mic, loopstation and some effects Wynton Kelly Stevenson, named after famous jazz-pianist Wynton Kelly, walks Berlin and entertains people on the streets and in the clubs. He beatboxes and then creates his own harmonic(a) universe. Somewhere between the Gorillaz and his own dubby jazzy blues style he plays the gold out of this little mobile instrument and gets everyone into a good mood.
    257. PageYael Feldheim Born in 1986, Yael has played the chromatic harmonica for many years and is currently studying at Rubin Academy of Music & Dance, Jerusalem. Although Jazz is the main focus of her studies, she's interested in participating in projects involving various different kinds of music. This example of her playing »at myspace : "La corrida de toros" – is a piece composed for harmonica by Pete Pedersen. She played it in the Solo Chromatic competition at the World Harmonica Festival 2001 - and succeeded in winning 3rd place at the age of 15! We are happy to welcome Yael Feldheim as our endorsee
    258. PageYasuo Watani Born in Tokyo, Japan, Mr Yasuo Watani is a Music Professor for Harmonica at Senzoku-Gakuen Music University of Japan and is one of the world’s leading chromatic harmonica soloists. He had his first lessons with Tadao Kabayashi in 1966 and has won prizes in competitions at a young age. After graduating from the University of Doshisha, Kyoto, in 1984 with a degree in Economics, Mr Watani studied the chromatic harmonica with Helmut Herold at the HOHNER Konservatorium Trossingen in Germany from 1984 to 1988. Thereafter, he was invited to stay on as a lecturer till 2002. Mr Watani has won the First Prize for both the International Harmonica Competition in the Netherlands (1988) and the 2nd World Harmonica Competition in the Championships and Festival in Trossingen, Germany (1989). Back in Japan, he received the Kyoto Cultural Award and two Japanese Music Awards.
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    1. PageHohner Warped Harmonica Workshops featuring Mike Peters of The Alarm Join Mike Peters of The Alarm for a limited tour stop edition of The Hohner Warped Harmonica Workshops! Get a Free harmonica and learn how to use it!
    2. PageHarmonikids Session for Troubled Youth in West Texas Hohner sponsored Harmonikids session to The High Frontier, a sprawling ranch facility for troubled youth outside of Fort Davis, Texas.
    3. PageHarmonikids Session for Disadvantaged and At-Risk Youth in San Antonio On August 13, 2016 I provided a Hohner-sponsored Harmonikids session at the SPAH (Society for the Preservation and Advancement of Harmonica) convention in San Antonio, Texas.
    4. PageHarmonikids Hohner-Sponsored Session For Troubled Youth In Detention On July 26, 2016 I returned to provide a Hohner sponsored Harmonikids session to the Ferris detention facility in Wilmington Delaware
    5. Page#enjoymusiceverywhere2016 COMPETITION on Instagram You and your harmonica in the most unusual location! WIN 1000 Euro!
    6. PageMERRY CHRISTMAS! Something went wrong!
    7. PageHow to play Jingle Bells Learn how to play the popular christmas song in only a few minutes!
    8. Page#enjoymusiceverywhere On November 30th our #enjoymusiceverywhere photo and video competition on Instagram finally came to an end.
    9. PageNew video: HOHNER Allstars at the HMW 2015 live at Kesselhaus The HOHNER Allstars together with guests opened the 10th HMW 2015 Friday Night sessions live at Kesselhaus here in Trossingen and played "Sweet Home Chicago"
    10. PageHOHNER Service Workshops 2015 The HOHNER Service Workshop under construction of HOHNER Service Manager & Trainer Gabriele Hand shows you how to clean and to repair your harmonica by yourself.
    11. PageA Tribute To The Great Toots Thielemans This is an international project that pulls together preeminent harmonica players from all over the world: Grégoire Maret, Antonio Serrano, Gabriel Grossi, Franco Luciani, Alex Rossi and Olivier Ker Ourio.
    12. PageFree places: 10th Harmonica Masters Workshops The 10th Harmonica Masters Workshops take place on November 4th until November 8th 2015 in Trossingen!
    13. PageHarmonikids Session For Troubled Youth Harmonikids returned to the Ferris detention facility in Wilmington Delaware; a full-security juvenile facility for boys.
    14. PageHarmonica Lovers Gather in Denver for SPAH DENVER -- The sound is unmistakable and instantly recognizable. The harmonica. Invented in Germany but is now a part of the American fabric
    15. PageDownload The Summer 2015 Issue of Easy Reeding Download your copy of Easy Reeding to find out what is going on at Hohner! In this issue you will learn all about our move to Nashville and what that means for you.
    16. PageCongratulation to the HOHNER Conservatory accordion-graduates! Congratulation to the HOHNER Conservatory graduates!
    17. PageNew Artists joined the HOHNER Family New artists joined the HOHNER Endorser Familiy
    18. PageNew Video: Tiffany Harp introduces Crossover & Thunderbird Tiffany Harp introduces crossover and thunderbird
    19. PageMusic world mouns the passing of Slavko Avsenik It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of the father of the Oberkrainer-music, Slavko Avsenik.
    20. PageHOHNER among the Top 50 German Luxury Brands  In the latest ranking of the “Top 50 German Luxury Brands 2015” HOHNER reached rank 43.
    21. PageHOHNER meets Katzenjammer at the Southside Festival HOHNER meets Katzenjammer at the Southside festival
    22. Page2015 Hohner Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Buddy Wakefield It was with great privilege and respect that Hohner has chosen, Buddy Wakefield, as its 2015 recipient of The Hohner Lifetime Achievement Medal.
    23. PageSuprise concert Marcos Coll & Peter Crow C Surprise concert for the HOHNER employees
    24. PageAcoustic Blues Guitar Course with Eric Noden at Harmonica Masters Workshops 2015 Eric Noden gives guitar course at 10. Harmonica Masters Workshops in Trossingen
    25. PageNew video: HOHNER Affiliated Customizer Program explained by Joe Filisko Customizing is a generic expression used to describe systematic modifications to a series product in order to meet the specific requirements of an individual customer.
    26. Pageenjoy music. everywhere. COMPETITION You and your harmonica in the most unusual location! WIN 1000 Euro!
    27. Page2. German Blues Harp Meeting The 2. German Blues Harp Meeting takes place at "Die Röhre" in Moers
    28. PageHOHNER Meets Gabby Young & Other Animals in Bregenz HOHNER meets Gabby Young & Other Animals on their concert in Bregenz
    29. PageCultural Engagement Through Mariachi Ramon Rivera and his Wenatchee High School Mariachi ensemble break the mold for how music education can empower students to achieve their goals and better their community.
    30. PageHarmonicas for Haiti - 5 Years Ago This Week Exactly five years ago this week I brought my Harmonikids relief mission to Port Au Prince, Haiti to reach 1,000 child survivors of the earthquake disaster.
    31. PageNew video: HOHNER affiliated customizer Joe Filisko In the video he talks about “HOHNER Affiliated Customizers”. Joe himself belongs to this small group of worldwide selected customizers.
    32. PageIt Takes Three - David Barrett's New CD with Gary Smith and Aki Kumar Hohner endorsee David Barrett's new cd with Gary Smith and Aki Kumar.
    33. PageHarmonikids Session For Big Brothers Big Sisters On March 15, 2015 Gary Allegretto provided a Hohner sponsored Harmonikids session to Big Brothers Big Sisters in Kamloops, BC.
    34. PageHOHNER supports help2kids project HOHNER supports help2kids project
    35. PageJoel Guzman: God, Family, Squeezebox Mania What started out as a birthday bash for Joel Guzman in 2006 has become an annual tribute to accordion music – all types of accordion music.
    36. PageParticipate in the funding of the last album of Greg Zlap and receive presents ! Klingande - Riva (Restart The Game) ft. Broken Back with HOHNER Harmonica Player Greg Zlap
    37. PageHarmonikids In West Texas On February 27, 2015 a HOHNER sponsored Harmonikids session came to The High Frontier, a sprawling ranch facility for troubled youth outside of Fort Davis, Texas.
    38. PageSuprise concert CLAUDIO HUERTA & KRISTAPS GINTERS Surprise concert for the HOHNER employees
    39. PageHOHNER Endorser Greg Zlap at the Harmonica sur Cher Festival HOHNER Harmonica Player Greg Zlap at Harmonica sur cher festival
    40. PageAccordion artists "The Royal Squeeze Box" visit HOHNER Roman D. Metzner and Aaron Perry in Trossingen
    41. PageNew Video: HOHNER Endorser Julez Holzmann plays metall version of "Libertango" HOHNER Endorser Julez Holzmann plays his own metall interpretation of "Libertango"
    42. PageNew Artists joined the HOHNER Endorser Family Three new artists joined the HOHNER Endorser Familiy
    43. Page10th Harmonica Masters Workshops The 10th Harmonica Masters Workshops take place on November 4th until November 8th 2015 in Trossingen!
    44. PageSuprise concert ANTONIO SERRANO Please keep making the best harmonicas in the world!
    45. PageColorado Patients Coping With COPD Hum On The Harmonica For Help Last week Star Trek's Mr. Spock died of a disease many people probably never heard of -- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD.
    46. PageHarmonikids Session At Phoenix Children's Hospital Harmonikids Hohner-sponsored Session Provides Joy To Kids At Phoenix Children's Hospital
    47. PageHohner Welcomes Alynda Lee Segarra to the Hohner Endorsee Family! "Hurray For The Riff Raff is Alynda Lee Segarra, but in many ways it’s much more than that: it’s a young woman leaving her indelible stamp on the American folk tradition."
    48. PageCan one harmonica work magic for three kids living in troubled times? Pam Muñoz Ryan’s new novel blends a fairy tale with World War II history
    49. PageDon’t Sit This Song Out You fish through your gear to find the right harmonica for the next song but you just don’t have it. The song is in a minor key. You can’t join in. Actually you can.
    50. PageHarpin' on a Riff with Carlos del Junco Carlos del Junco is truly a gifted musician. This is a mash up of performance and dialogue celebrating his amazing talent. Definition... har·mon·i·ca... a small rectangular wind instrument with a row of metal reeds along its length, held against the lips and moved from side to side to produce different notes by blowing or sucking. Also called mouth harp, mouth organ; and regionally French harp.
    51. PageMickey Raphael's Dream Job For the past 40 years, Mickey Raphael has had a dream job as Willie Nelson’s harmonica player. When Nelson comes to Savannah on March 1, Raphael will be there to back him up.
    52. PageFlaco Jiménez speaks on Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Legendary accordionist Flaco Jimenez not only pioneered conjunto music, he introduced it to the world, helping to spread the rich heritage of South Texas. Flaco was honored with his 6th Grammy award last night.
    53. PageTom Cochrane on harmonica solos and not being 'anxious for attention'  The 61-year-old's signature hit "Life is a Highway" featured not one but two separate harmonica solos, totaling roughly 35 seconds of the song's run time.
    54. PageFlaco Jiménez To Be Honored With Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award San Anto native and accordionist Flaco Jiménez will receive the Grammy Lifetime Achievement award this Saturday in a ceremony the day before the 57th Grammy Awards.
    55. PageHOHNER @ The 2015 Winter NAMM Show HOHNER had another epic presentation at the Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. This year HOHNER launched several new products including the new Red Dragon and White Cobra Tagged Harmonicas featuring brightly colored combs and patterns that were inspired by street art and skateboard decks. The AIRBOARD Rasta, designed for players of Roots and Dub Reggae styles, the all new A+ line of student guitars, new custom Blackhawk and Whitehawk accordions from Anacleto and much more. This year's line up of exclusive performances included Grammy nominated Trio Ellas, the amazing Steve Smith, the Fabulous Kim Wilson, The Ooks of Hazzard, Grammy award winning La Santa Cecilia, Jost Nickel, Darrell Mansfield and Rasta Country featuring Wailers drummer Drummie Zeb.
    56. PageHarmonikids 2014 Year in Review With the aid of Hohner's sponsorship Harmonikids made many positive differences in the world and many young lives were changed for the better. I am truly proud to be a part of the Hohner family I look forward to our future accomplishments though our outstanding humanitarian alliance.
    57. PageSt. Tammany youths learn to play the Blues Local students recently lined the historic Dew Drop Social and Benevolent Hall in Mandeville to learn how to play the harmonica from award-winning blues artist Gary Allegretto.
    58. PageNew Video: Mátyás Pribojszki Band - Love is fake This is the official music video for Matyas Pribojszki band's song 'Love is fake'. The video shows the simple idea that men are only cards played in women's hands.
    59. PageHarmonikids Session for Children with Respiratory Issues Gary Allegretto's Hohner-Sponsored Harmonikids Session for Economically Challenged Children with Respiratory Issues
    60. PageNew Video: HOHNER Masters of the Harmonica Rocky Lok Rocky Lok is a very talented and famous Asian Harmonica Player. He plays together with four others in the King’s Harmonica Quartet.
    61. PageHarmonicas in a Southern Colorado Correctional Facility On October 3, 2014 I brought my Hohner-sponsored Harmonikids session to the DeNier Youth Services Center; a correctional facility in Durango, Colorado. It was my fourth visit to this full-lockdown facility providing a nurturing environment designed to rehabilitate troubled youth detained by court order.
    62. PageGary Allegretto's Hohner-Sponsored Harmonikids Session to Aid Troubled Youth Over the years Hohner sponsored Harmonikids' programs to assist youth whom have been neglected, abandoned, and/or abused in their young lives receive much-needed self esteem and confidence from the experience.
    63. PageFlute Master APP - The easy way to learn the recorder Oratio’s Flute Master is an innovative app from Insignio Labs, and has revolutionised the learning of the recorder
    64. PageMarcos Coll "HarpAndSoul" site online! Harp and soul is a series of harmonica courses,created by Marcos Coll and Ambarmedia ,starting with a complete harmonica method of videos ,mp3 and PDFs that suits for the complete beginners as well as more advanced players
    65. PageRamon Ayala Receives the Hohner Lifetime Achievement Award  We are honored to have been a part of this incredible event to recognize Ramon Ayala together with the City of Los Angeles and International House of Music for his incredible career in music. Hohner presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Mr. Ayala in recondition not only for his music, but for his contribution as a pioneer and innovator in the Norteño music genre.
    66. PageGary Allegretto Brings His Harmonikids Program To Mountain School Detention Facility Gary Allegretto brought his Harmonikids program to the Elkins Mountain School during his stay at the Augusta Heritage Center is Elkins, West Virginia. The Elkins Mountain School is a rural, residential facility for teenage boys who are Level 1 or 2 offenders from across the state of West Virginia. Gary and his program were absolutely amazing!
    67. PageNew Video: HOHNER Masters of the Harmonica Joe Filisko & Eric Noden Watch the new HOHNER Masters of the Harmonica video with Joe Filisko and Eric Noden and learn more about The Roots Duo!
    68. PageHMW 2014 starts in two weeks - still courses available! The Harmonica Masters Workshops in Trossingen, Germany were initiated in 2003 by Steve Baker in cooperation with the town of Trossingen and the Hohner Musical Instrument company.
    69. PageHohner-Sponsored Harmonikids Session on the Mississippi Delta Harmonikids Returns to Aid Youth at a Hohner-Sponsored Session at Sunflower Landing Substance Abuse Treatment Center in the Mississippi Delta
    70. PageNew Video: Rachelle Plas live aux Rhinoférock Festival Rachelle Plas, a girl, her harmonica and her voice.
    71. PageHohner Sponsors Gary Allegretto's Harmonikids Visit to a School for Severely Disabled Youth On June 2nd through the sponsorship of Hohner, I returned to New Castle County's Vocational Tech (NCCVT) school for "severely disabled" youth in Wilmington, DE. What was accomplished that day is again among Harmonikids' proudest achievements.
    72. PageKlaus Kilian at HMW 2014 Inspired by the records of Muddy Waters and Sonny Boy Williamson Mojo Kilian started to play the harmonica 30 years ago. Over the years his collection of records as well as his skills to play the bluesharp have grown in the same way. Today he’s one of the experts for blues and one of the best players on the harmonica.
    73. PageHOHNER supports again SOH Project in Kenya “Shanzu Orphans Home e.v.“ (SOH) is a booster club for a hostel in Mombasa in Kenya. HOHNER donates money as well as harmonicas for the children.
    74. PageRicoloop at HMW 2014 Ricoloop from Berlin and his spectacular performances are something which have to be experienced live. Rico works with a loop station. Using his voice, a guitar, bass, harmonica or even just blowing into a glass bottle, he creates loops which he transforms into wonderfully organic soundscapes.
    75. PageEasy Reeding Summer/Fall 2014 Download your digital copy of Easy Reeding, Hohner's magazine for the Harmonica enthusiast
    76. PageNew Video: Masters of the Harmonica Johnny Kuan Johnny Kuan is the vice-president of the Hong Kong Harmonica Association ("HKHA"), conductor of the HKHA Harmonica Orchestra and the bass harmonica player of King's Harmonica Quintet ("KHQ").
    77. PageLos Tigres Del Norte Honored with Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Los Tigres del Norte became the first norteño band to be honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Category of Recording on Thursday, August 21, 2014. The star is located at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Live Nation.
    78. PageHOHNER Endorser Dave Sharman live at the BBC Available for the first time Dave’s live BBC session, which helped to launch him on to the international music scene.
    79. PageHOHNER Endorser Joe Marhofer - USA Tour 2014 HOHNER Endorser Joe Marhofer is playing the harmonica and singing lead vocals at The Headcutters.
    80. PageSPAH Convention Comes to St. Louis The 51st annual convention of the Society for the Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica met in St. Louis for the second year in a row at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel from Aug. 5 -9. Hohner Harmonicas sponsored the event.
    81. PagePremios De La Calle VI in Los Angeles The 6th annual Premios de la Calle (Awards from the Street) was held in sunny Los Angeles on August 6th. The red carpet event was filled with stars and up and coming norteño, conjunto and tex-mex groups. Anacleto Accordions by Hohner in conjunction with International House of Music sponsored the show and displayed some of the amazing custom accordions by Anacleto.
    82. PageKonstantin Reinfeld at HMW 2014 It's hard to believe Konstantin Reinfeld has only been playing the harmonica for five years - he acquired his first Hohner Blues Harp at the age of 13
    83. PageNew HOHNER Harmonica Videos The first couple of new HOHNER harmonica videos is online now. In these videos the world’s top artists such as Steve Baker, Joe Filisko, Rachelle Plas, Keith Dunn, Steven De bruyn, Bill Barrett, Tollak Ollestad, Marko Jovanovic, Marcos Coll, Tiffany Harp, Alex Rossi, Henning Eichler and Konstantin Reinfeld share their thoughts on some of the most popular HOHNER harmonicas: Marine Band Crossover, Marine Band Deluxe, Golden Melody and CX12. Enjoy!
    84. PageGreen Tones™ Toys Wins 2014 Toy of the Year Award The Green Tones Beginner Drum Set has been awarded 2014 Toy of the Year for Musical Creativity by Creative child Magazine.
    85. PageHarmonicas for your health Harmonica Therapy is now offered at the Wheeler Heart and Vascular Center to anyone with C-O-P-D, chronic lung conditions or patients with heart problems.
    86. PageSpecial Exhibition "Lebensretter und Seelentröster" Special Exhibition of the "Deutsche Harmonikamuseum" in Trossingen from 3rd Aug. to 12th Oct. 2014
    87. PageBlues meets Hip Hop: Sugar Blue with RUN DMC What happens when you put a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Hip-Hop and Rock Icon with a Grammy Award-Winning Blues legend together on one song?
    88. PageHarmonica Literature Recommendation "BOOMERANGS AND CRACKAJACKS" by Ray Grieve This is the long awaited new book by Ray Grieve, the follow-up to his successful and sought after A Band in a Waistcoat Pocket. The book is a collector's edition as copies are strictly limited. As a companion to the book Ray has compiled and produced a CD of original recordings by Australian champions on Boomerang, Crackajack and Hohner harmonicas.
    89. PageFlaco Jimenez To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award Texas tejano accordion master Flaco Jiménez will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award as an Instrumentalist.
    90. PageHOHNER Instruments in the movie "Trapananda" The movie "Trapananda" describes the colonialization of the area Aysen (West Patagonia, Chile) and starts with the music and its originators.
    91. PageBen Hewlett at HMW 2014 Ben Hewlett is used to teaching all over the world at prestigious harmonica festivals and is delighted to offer his services to you. For the first time he’ll give a course at the HMW 2014:
    92. PageThe HOHNER Harmonica Travelling Roadshow July Dates The Hohner Harmonica Travelling Roadshow is headed to Tennessee and New Jersey this month! This free event features harmonica demonstrations by nationally known Hohner artist Ronnie Shellist. Harmonica lessons and repairs are also provided free of charge!
    93. PageHoward Levy live in concert Harmonica legend Howard Levy is going to play numerous live performances in the USA and in Germany. Howard will play solo as well as duo concerts with Chris Siebold, Corky Siegel and his son Miles Levy. Be sure take this opportunity to experience one of the most versatile, innovative and influential harmonica players of this world.
    94. PageNew Harmonica Cafe "Goschehobel" opened in Trossingen Swabian Daily Cafè feeling like sitting in the living room – in honor to the popular small instrument. The name „Goschehobel“ is a folklike word for the harmonica. You can see it already in the logo of the Cafè and the handmade Sandwiches, which are offered there, also look a little like a the popular instrument.
    95. PageNAMM Members Get Behind Make Music Day Banding together the music industry placed the power of making music into the hands of people worldwide on Make Music Day, June 21. Gathering in communities across the country, musicians of every stripe rang in the summer solstice playing music together outdoors.
    96. PageNew Video: Special Harmonica Tunings & Sounds with Steven De bruyn Steven De bruyn is a real wizard of innovative harmonica tunings and sounds. In this video he explains his philosophy about chromatic and diatonic harmonicas and introduces numerous exotic tunings like Spanish Tuning, Quarter Notes, Major Seven Tuning or the Chinese Sheng Tuning. Enjoy Steven’s sophisticated explanations and amazing sound samples.
    97. PageAndy's Music - Make Music Day Andy’s Music posted a lot of great photos from their Make Music Day Event that was held last Saturday. Hohner donated 100 harmonicas and there are some great photos of people playing them on Facebook.
    98. PageHOHNER honors Emiliano Zuleta with a Signature Modell During the „Rey del Vallenato“ Festival 2014 a special highlight took place: Klaus Werner, HOHNER Product Manager Accordions, presented Emiliano Zuleta a special Signature Model Accordion.
    99. PageEl Rey del Vallenato Festival 2014 The Vallenato Legend Festival (Spanish: El Rey del Vallenato) is one of the most important musical festivals in Colombia.
    100. PageHohner Rocket Featured in the Wall Street Journal The new Rocket harmonica from Hohner was featured in the Wall Street Journal "Off Duty" section in both print and web.
    101. PageHarmonicas on NBC New York Aaron Friedman, president of Make Music Day NY, and Jia-Yi He, a harmonica player, sit down with Roseanne Colletti to talk about Make Music Day which is this Saturday, June 21.
    102. PageHOHNER Donates Harmonicas for Make Music Los Angeles Santa Monica will feature a variety of performances in parks across the City this Saturday, June 21. The event kicks off with The 100 Hohner Harmonica Project with Tom Nolan. One hundred harmonicas, courtesy of Hohner, a 156 year old musical instrument company, will be distributed to participants who can join a lesson and play along with a live music performance.
    103. PageThe Harmonica Man, Free Hohner Harmonicas and more at Make Music Madison DeWayne Keyes. Known as "The Harmonica Man," Keyes will reprise his act from last year's celebration by distributing 100 free Hohner harmonicas to members of the crowd and teaching them how to play "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" and "Mary Had a Little Lamb."
    104. PageNew Video: HOHNER Guitar Sessions Emiliano Juárez In his video portrait Emiliano Juárez, guitarist of Los Mighty Calacas, talks about his musical roots, the ways to express yourself, his band and especially the secrets behind the love portion "toloache".
    105. PageNew Video: HOHNER Masters of the Harmonica Franco Luciani Franco Luciani was born in Rosario (Santa Fe, Argentina), in 1981. He is an exponent of Argentine popular music, both rural and urban (folk music and tango, respectively) among other music.
    106. PageNew Video: Calibre 50 - Tus Latidos Check out the new video from Calibre 50 for the song Tus Latidos and watch Eden Muñoz plays the two new custom Anacleto Accordions that we made for him.
    107. PageThe HOHNER Harmonica Travelling Roadshow Visits New York This Week The Hohner Harmonica Travelling Roadshow is headed to Huntington, Carle Place and Forest Hills NY this week! This free event features harmonica demonstrations by nationally known Hohner artist Ronnie Shellist. Harmonica lessons and repairs are also provided free of charge!
    108. PageBlues Harmonica In The Schools While in Houston, Gary Allegretto offered his Blues Harmonica in the Schools program to 25 seniors at Carnegie Vanguard High School. The session was organized and coordinated by the Houston Blues Society and sponsored by Hohner.
    109. PageGary Allegretto's HOHNER Sponsored Harmonikids - Houston Texas a Hohner-sponsored Harmonikids session for the Asian American Family Services brought joy to dozens of Burmese refugee children in a low income housing project in Houston Texas.
    110. PageCharlie McCoy transformed Nashville music with harmonica Fifty cents and a cereal box top. That, and whatever a stamp cost in 1949, sparked one of the most remarkable instrumental careers in music history, one that landed Charlie McCoy in the Country Music Hall of Fame.
    111. PageJohn Mayall: A Special Life John Mayall - A Special Life - NOW AVAILABLE AT AMAZON.COM & CD BABY: John Mayall's New CD "A Special Life" released in the US May 13th!
    112. PageNew Video: HOHNER Masters of the Harmonica Rachelle Plas Rachelle Plas, a girl, her harmonica and her voice. "Rachelle Plas has the ability to capture the audience from the first title and just let it blow at the end of her set." (Blues Alive 76 n°9)
    113. PageHarmonikids Hohner-Sponsored Session At Phoenix Children's Hospital On April 3rd 2014 a Hohner-sponsored Harmonikids session at the Phoenix Children's Hospital's "Zone" facility brought healing joy to over a dozen child patients and members of their families.
    114. PageChromatic King - Original Blues Chromatic Instrumental Songwriting Contest It’s time to place what you’ve been learning at BluesHarmonica.com into context in the Chromatic King Original Blues Chromatic Instrumental Songwriting Contest! The winning entry will have the honor of being called BuesHarmonica.com’s Blues Chromatic King, as well as given the opportunity to perform their winning song and play in the grand finale at Mark Hummel’s Blues Harmonica Blowout (California) in January. They will also win a Hohner 270 Super Chromonica. All entries will be listened to and commented on by our all-star lineup of judges... blues chromatic wizards Rick Estrin, Mark Hummel and Dennis Gruenling!
    115. PageNew Video: HOHNER Masters of the Harmonica Matyas Pribojszki Mátyás Pribojszki started playing the harmonica at the age of 14, when he listened to a rare recording of the late Sonny Boy Williamson.
    116. PageWillie Nelson's harmonica player opens up about life on the road Professional harmonica player Michael Siegfried “Mickey” Raphael has been touring with country legend, Willie Nelson, since 1973.
    117. PageHohner Donates To Fort Hood Kids Hohner is proud to take part in the Play Comforts program, serving military families. Hohner Kids musical toys were part of a toy giveaway event at Fort Hood, TX just a few weeks ago.
    118. PageVitaly Kondratenko and Sergey Lobkov Live on HOHNER Accordion WEB TV Vitaly Kondratenko (Russia) - Classical Accordion and Sergey Lobkov (Russia) - Variete accordion with new HOHNER FUN POWER playing LIVE on ACCORDION WEB TV www.DeschampsCHANNEL.com during a master Cmass in France.
    119. PageNew Video: HOHNER Masters of the Harmonica Keith Dunn Keith Dunn is a singer of blues and soul and is a harmonica player, songwriter, recording session producer, harmonica teacher and music lecturer.
    120. PageGreen Tones™ Photo Contest Submit a photo of your kids making musical fun! We're looking for pictures of children playing with their Green Tones™, HOHNER Kids™ or any old musical toy! Be creative! Contest winner will receive $100.00 SRP worth of Green Tones products and runner up $50.00 of SRP Green Tones products. Visit GoGreenTones.com for more information.
    121. PageSteve Baker with the Wuerttemberg Philharmonic On May 8th 2014 in Reutlingen, Steve Baker performs the 4th movement of American composer William Russo's Blues Symphony "Street Music" with the Wuerttemberg Philharmonic, conducted by Ole Rudner.
    122. PageStudents at Kansas school for the blind get in tune with harmonica pro The Kansas State School for the Blind and the nonprofit Accessible Arts in Kansas City, Kansas recently received an unusual donation. Former music educator and author of over 35 harmonic books Phil Duncan facilitated a donation of 40 harmonicas to students at the school from Hohner Harmonicas. Lindsey Foat and John McGrath captured students first notes and bring us this story.
    123. PageSteve Baker new CD Production In Spring 2014 Steve Baker was invited to play on new CD productions by two of the best known German language singer/songwriters, Stefan Stoppok and Achim Reichel. In March Baker recorded 3 titles with Stoppok, bassist Reggie Worthy and ace percussionist Wally Ingram, best known for his work with David Lindley. For Reichel's upcoming CD his unmistakeable harp can be heard on the title "Der Harte, Kleine, Schnelle".
    124. PageBlowing the Blues with the Batwa Pygmies in Uganda Uganda: Margie Goldsmith plays blues harmonica with a tribe of Pygmies in the Virunga Mountains.
    125. Page9th HARMONICA MASTERS WORKSHOPS The Harmonica Masters Workshops in Trossingen, Germany were initiated in 2003 by Steve Baker in cooperation with the town of Trossingen and the Hohner Musical Instrument company. Now under the direction of the Hohner Conservatory, the no.1 educational event for blues harmonica in Europe opens its doors again for the 9th time at the end of October 2014 on the new campus in the heart of Trossingen, the fully renovated site of the former Hohner production facilities.
    126. PageNew Video: HOHNER Masters of the Harmonica Steven De bruyn In the new “Masters of the Harmonica” video portrait of Steven De bruyn you can learn more about how he started playing the harmonica, his musical world travels, his musical work with The Rhythm Junks and about his very special bike...
    127. PageImpressions of "HOHNER Tag 2014" The „HOHNER Tag 2014“ is part of series of events from „Musik Meyer“ (HOHNER Distribution Germany).
    128. PageNew Video: Steven De bruyn "Best Kept Secret" Steven De bruyn only started to play the harmonica at the age of 21, but he immediately thought this instrument would be his “passport to the world”.
    129. PageMore fans of the accordion are squeezing in lessons Once the butt of jokes, the instrument is making a comeback thanks in part to its adoption by influential musicians and bands.
    130. PageAfter 90 years, his love for the harmonica remains Jack Hopkins keeps a harmonica in his pocket everywhere he goes. He buys the instruments in bulk so he can hand them out to new acquaintances, and he plays 16 varieties himself. He plays high and low harmonicas, plastic and metal ones; he plays a minuscule harmonica that is less than 11 / 2 inches long, and a massive one that is nearly two feet long.
    131. PageHOHNER Endorser nominated at the 2014 – 35th Blues Music Awards HOHNER is proud to announce that several HOHNER Endorser are nominated in different categories at the 2014 – 35th Blues Music Awards
    132. PageBen Hewlett's New Harmonica School If you ever wanted to learn the harmonica this brand new course is for you! Ben Hewlett is the UK's most respected harmonica teacher and most prolific author. He will lead you through the ins and outs of harmonica playing through a series of short video lessons. His teaching style is confident, practiced, humorous, skillful, knowledgeable and packed with information in bite sized chunks.
    133. PageIn Memory of Richard Hayman Legendary arranger, conductor, and harmonica player Richard Hayman passed away on February 5, 2014 at age 93. Mr. Hayman first gained prominence as a musician and arranger with Borrah Minevitch and His Harmonica Rascals. He found continued success in Hollywood, arranging film music for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. As a recording artist, Mr. Hayman garnered an international hit with his arrangement and performance of "Ruby" in 1953. He served as principal arranger for the Boston Pops Orchestra for decades, and as Principal Pops Conductor for the St. Louis Symphony and the Grand Rapids, MI Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Hayman is survived by his wife Maryellen Hayman, daughters Olivia Hayman Kidney and Suzy Hayman DeYoung, and four grandchildren.
    134. PageNew Video:Rick Estrin, Keith Dunn & Joe Filisko Rick Estrin, Keith Dunn and Joe Filisko, three of the greatest contemporary harmonica players, met at the World Harmonica Festival 2013 in Trossingen. In this video they are talking about their experience with the legendary HOHNER Marine Band harmonica line. Enjoy!
    135. PageBonny B.: New World Record!!! The 37 year old guy from Kambodscha and world record holder Bonnyface Chanmongkhon, alias Bonny B. succeeded again in setting a world record.
    136. PageIn Memory of Terry Rand A great friend of Hohner and "one of the most accomplished and decorated basketball players in Green Bay history" died Friday. Terry Rand, a former NBA hall of fame basketball great and Olympian from Marquette, promoted the harmonica and it's health benefits wherever he went, and gained a large amount of press in doing so. Terry was a member of SPAH, the Society for the Preservation and Advancement of Harmonicas and was charged with researching the health benefits of playing Harmonicas. Terry is recognized for his many health programs, and was the co-chairman for the International Health Committee for Using Harmonicas as medically prescribed therapy for lung disorders. Terry was a good friend. I will miss him. - Clay Edwards President of Hohner
    137. PageFlaco Jiménez And The Legacy Of Conjunto In his seventh decade as a performer, the master accordion player has released a new album, Legends and Legacies. It's a collection of songs that illustrate the history of the conjunto tradition.
    138. Page50,000 likes on Facebook! 50,000 Likes on Facebook! Isn't that a reason to celebrate? We want to say thank you to all our friends and Endorsers!
    139. PageJoe Filisko Classes at the 20th Annual Masterclass Workshop David Barrett's 20th Annual Harmonica Masterclass Workshop The World's most celebrated harmonica educators presenting full day interactive workshops to help you become a better player! Nightly concerts Acoustic and full band jam sessions Recording and equipment sales Repairs Student help rooms
    140. PageWinslow Yerxa Classes at the 20th Annual Masterclass Workshop The World's most celebrated harmonica educators presenting full day interactive workshops to help you become a better player. Nightly concerts, acoustic and full band jam sessions, recording and equipment sales, repairs, student help rooms
    141. PageA Tribute To Larry Adler Legendary performer, Larry Adler (Lawrence Cecil Adler), was born on the 10th February 1914 in Baltimore Maryland. He is widely acknowledged as one of the world's most skilled harmonica players. Composers such as Ralph Vaughan Williams, Malcolm Arnold, Darius Milhaud and Arthur Benjamin composed works for him. George and Ira Gershwin were two of his closest friends. During the later stage of his career he was known for his collaborations on The Glory of Gershwin, a CD produced by Sir George Martin in celebration of Larry’s 80th birthday. Many popular musicians took part including: Sting, Sir Elton John, Kate Bush, and Jon Bon Jovi.
    142. PageNew Video: Sabine Koelz Sabine Koelz is a german Lecturer for Accordion and Melodica. At the age of 11, Sabine started playing accordion.
    143. PageHarmonikids Year In Review Every year at this time I take time to reflect upon and share Harmonikids annual accomplishments in the past year. Even in light of considerable achievements in past years, 2013 was a particularly productive year. Harmonikids sessions and workshops effectively aided and delighted children with widely diverse special challenges all over the country. Hohner Harmonicas was particularly generous in it's sponsorship of eight sessions. Here's some highlights from several of the participating facilities in their own words and photos. Please click on the links for the full reports and visit www.harmonikids.org for more about our annual achievements.
    144. PageHOHNER Harmonica Day Argentina 2013 On November 21st, 2013 the first HOHNER Harmonica Day in Buenos Aires took place. It was headlined by real Top Stars!
    145. PageNew Video: Kathrin Gass Kathrin Gass is a harmonica player and teacher at the conservatory in Trossingen.
    146. PageHOHNER Artist Grammy Winners Two of our favorite groups of musicians just won Grammy Awards this past weekend, Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience and La Santa Cecilia, L.A.'s favorite Latin Alternative Group. We are very proud and wish to express our wholehearted congratulations to each and every member of these two amazing bands. Terrance, a HOHNER endorsed accordion player, accepted the Grammy for “Dockside Sessions,” which won the award for best regional roots music album. Simien, claiming his second Grammy award, also thanked his wife, manager and agent, Cynthia, and the studio in Maurice where he and his band recorded “Dockside Sessions.” “This is the 10th Grammy album out of Dockside Studios,” Simien said. “If you wanna make a Grammy record, come down to Dockside Studios. They got the Grammy mojo, y’all. And I want to invite each and every one of y’all to come down to Louisiana.” L.A.'s alt-Latin band La Santa Cecilia won their first Grammy for the major label debut album "Treinta Dias" on Universal Latino. The group, which is named for the patron saint of music, performed at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA just hours before heading back to L.A. to perform during the Grammy pre-telecast show and accept their award. Jose "Pepe" Carlos plays HOHNER accordions and Marisol Hernandez, the group's vocalist, plays Lanikai Ukuleles. The new disc is due out this spring. During the NAMM HOHNER Stage performance, Marisol took a few moments to express her thanks to Hohner for being there; "We're thrilled to be here this afternoon, to share what we do, which is a little bit of everything." We'd really really like to thank Hohner, for supporting local and young bands. Pepe's been, he's had his eye on playing Hohner instruments for a long long time..." Before the last beautifully upbeat cumbia, featuring of course Pepe on accordion, Marisol went on to say "It means a lot to us to actually be on this stage, finally. We've come to the show, we've come to the displays, we saw Los Lobos last year and I gotta say it's a real honor to be here and to represent HOHNER."
    147. PageThe HOHNER AirBoard Featured on the Today Show Making Music magazine editor-in-chief Antoinette Follett shows TODAY’s Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager some of the newest innovative instruments that can easily be picked up and played, including the lightweight Hohner Airboard, perfect for children, and the Banana Flea Ukulele. The instruments will be previewed at the Namm Show, a music trade show in Anaheim, Calif., this weekend.
    148. PageLive At The NAMM Show Here is the performance schedule for the 2014 NAMM Show. Come check out the fun at HOHNER Booth 3240!
    149. PageNew Video: Linda Krieg Linda Krieg has the blues in her blood. She grew up with her father, a folk and blues musician, who influenced her music interest enormously.
    150. PageNew Video: Bluesrudy & Marco Jovanovic: On the road again Bluesrudy is a gifted guitarist and embraced old blues classics, enchanting them with his special charm and skills as an entertainer. Marko Jovanovic is a harmonica master of the new generation. How excellent they play together you'll find out in the video!
    151. PageNew Video: The HOHNER Conservatory in Trossingen The Hohner-Conservatory Trossingen Ltd. is a cultural and educational institution which is unique in the internatinal music biusness: it concentrates primarily on the accordion to apply itself fully to the development of this instrument in its various artistic and educational aspects.
    152. PageNew Videos: WHF2013 World Harmonica Gala The great finale of the “World Harmonica Festival” – the “World Harmonica Gala” – gave an impressive demonstration of the wide ranging spectrum of contemporary harmonica styles.
    153. PageNew Video: Howard Levy and the University Orchestra Ulm Howard Levy's "Concert for Diatonic Harmonica and Orchestra" has enjoyed legendary status in the international harmonica scene for a number of years now. It provides impressive proof of the enormous musical possibilities offered by the diatonic harmonica when played using the methods perfected by Levy.
    154. PageChristmas Eve Harmonikids Session to Youth in Detention at Ferris When I entered the facility though double-locking security doors the boy's apprehension was palpable as they were ordered to sit at attention. The tense mood was relieved only slightly as I explained I was a professional musician there to provide a fun session in which they would be entertained, receive harmonicas and learn to play songs. Their strong trust issues produced defensive postures and cold stares - at least until I played a few songs for them - and within minutes the magic of music made on the harmonica changed all of that.
    155. PageHarmonikids HOHNER-sponsored session #7 On October 4, 2013 I brought my HOHNER-sponsored Harmonikids session to the DeNier Youth Services Center; a correctional facility in Durango Colorado. Harmonikids provides youth such as these a healthy and positive form of creative expression and emotional release in this crucial time in their lives.
    156. PageThe Setlist: Carson Diersing takes his blues to Memphis On Jan. 24, the Old Soul lineup of Diersing and fellow teenagers Alex Poisal (16, on bass guitar) and Zach Bulgarelli (18, on drums) will represent the Indiana Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn.
    157. PageMark Hummel Class at 20th Anniversary Harmonica Masterclass Workshop Mark Hummel Class at 20th Anniversary Harmonica Masterclass Workshop Take a listen to what Mark Hummel will be teaching at the 20th Anniversary Harmonica Masterclass Workshop in April of 2014.
    158. PageNew Year's Eve with Tom Stryker Buona Sera Italian Ristorante in Minden will host a New Year’s Eve “Speakeasy” Dec. 31 from 8 p.m. to 12:15 p.m. featuring Tom Stryker on harmonica.
    159. PageNew Videos: WHF2013 Sessions Starting at 11pm from Thursday to Saturday, Steve Baker's "Late Night Blues Sessions" in the Kesselhaus gave festival attendees the unique opportunity to step up on stage and play with Rick Estrin's fantastic band The Nightcats, who did a wonderful job of making large numbers of harmonica players very happy indeed. For the first time, the WHF 2013 included a jazz session in the Canapé under the direction of former SPAH president Tom Stryker, which was a great success.
    160. PageNew Videos: special concerts at WHF 2013 Besides its well-perceived gala concerts the World Harmonica Festival program also included several special concerts: At the opening gala on Wednesday evening, the Hohnerklang Orchestra, conducted by Hans-Günther Kölz, offered a spectrum of its musical repertoire which ranged from classical music, Latin and jazz to top class interpretations of international pop hits. The German Harmonica and Accordion Museum presented a special exhibition on the history of the World Harmonica Festival since its inception in 1989, which was opened by a short but gritty blues concert from harmonica legend Joe Filisko and his partner Eric Noden on guitar.
    161. PageNew Video: Rick Estrin, Keith Dunn and Joe Filisko about the WHF2013 Three legends of the American blues harmonica scene are meeting at the World Harmonica Festival in Trossingen: Rick Estrin, Keith Dunn and Joe Filisko are talking about their experience at the WHF2013 and do a jam together. Enjoy!
    162. PageMRI Bending Study by David Barrett Bending Process on the 10-­Hole Diatonic Harmonica with the Visual Aid of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) By David Barrett
    163. PageDennis Gruenling Classes at 20th Anniversary Harmonica Masterclass Workshop Take a listen to what Dennis Gruenling will be teaching at the 20th Anniversary Harmonica Masterclass Workshop in April of 2014.
    164. PageNew Videos: Young Chromatic Talents at WHF 2013 The World Harmonica Festival showed a completely new face of chromatic harmonica music. “Young chromatic talents” from Asia impressed the audience with a fresh, young approach to classical and ensemble music: Cheuk Yin Ho from Hong Kong delivered extremely emotional interpretations of well known pieces from all over the world. The video shows an excerpt of “Rhapsody in Blue”. Arinori Inagawa (Japan) gave moving renditions of classical pieces. In the video he plays the Allegro of W.A. Mozart’s Oboe Quartet. The Sirius Harmonica Ensemble from Taiwan showed just how fresh and exciting contemporary harmonica bands are capable of sounding, among others with an remarkable rendition of a computer game soundtrack. The video shows a marvelous interpretation of “Romanian Fantasy”.
    165. PageHOHNER Golden Harmonica Championships 2014 The HOHNER Golden Harmonica Championships will be held on Saturday, 25th January 2014 in Tamworth, the country music capital of Australia, as part of the Tamworth Country Festival. During this Championship the Competitors have to play two tunes or songs. They can choose whether they want to play solo or with the house band.
    166. PageHarmonikids - Snowden Cottage Detention Center Sometimes Harmonikids programs focus on youth who have been abandoned, neglected, abused, and/or are at gang risk – including some who have gotten in trouble and have been admitted to correctional facilities. In a Hohner-sponsored session on July 29, 2013 I returned to Snowden Cottage in Wilmington Delaware; a division of Ferris School, a full-security juvenile facility for boys whose mission is to “provide educational and therapeutic services to adjudicated youth in a safe, staff-secure and gender sensitive environment preparing them for successful re-entry into the community.”
    167. PageHOHNER Harmonica Day with Howard Levy in Buenos Aires Tomorrow the first HOHNER Harmonica Day in Buenos Aires will take place. It will be headlined by world-renowned harmonica master Howard Levy and Chris Siebold on guitar. Also two great young harmonica talents from Argentina will play at the concert: Mariano Massolo with his unique style between Classical, Folk, Blues and Jazz and Franco Capriati with heavy Blues Rock. A real highlight for harmonica fans!
    168. PageNew Video: Impressions of the World Harmonica Festival 2013 The World Harmonica Festival 2013 has been a tremendous success. Almost 3000 harmonica lovers from 32 countries came to the Festival to play music and celebrate together. You can find a review of this great music festival in the video: >> Impressions of the World Harmonica Festival 2013
    169. PageThe Rhythm Junks - new video "Some People" Hohner harmonica endorsee Steven de Bruyn and his band The Rhythm Junks released their brand new videoclip "Some People". >> The Rhythm Junks - Some People
    170. PageWHF 2013 - Final results of the Competitions The competitions at the 7th World Harmonica Festival 2013 in Trossingen were characterized by numerous excellent performances. Contestants from over 30 countries competed in various different categories including classical music, jazz and blues, providing an impressive demonstration of the high level of playing found on the worldwide harmonica scene today. You will find the final results of the individual categories >> here We would like to thank all contestants for their remarkable dedication and congratulate them on their achievements. Our thanks also go out to our expert team of adjudicators for evaluating all entries fairly and impartially in accordance with the competition rules.
    171. PageWHF 2013 - World Harmonica Festival next week! The clock is ticking! Only 6 days are left until the largest Harmonica Festival in the world starts at October 30, 2013. The festival programme offers numerous highlights: spellbinding gala concerts, fascinating workshops, exciting competitions, sensational sessions, special concerts, exhibitions and much more.
    172. PageHarmonikids at Sunflower Landing Teen Substance Abuse Rehab Center In tribute to the legacy of the great Blues harpmen of this hallowed ground, I arranged a special Blues Harmonikids return-visit to benefit youth in the vicinity who are facing special challenges in their lives. Sunflower Landing is an innovative, home-like long-term residential treatment facility for adolescents with substance abuse and related problems in nearby rural Dublin, Mississippi.
    173. PageNew Video: Steve Baker - Three Special Tunings for Diatonic Harmonica For the first time on video, one of today's leading players provides a concise introduction to three of the commonest and easiest to use alternate tunings for diatonic harmonica, explained in simple and practical terms. Steve Baker has been recording and performing with Country Tuning, Natural Minor Tuning and Harmonic Minor tuning for decades and is a strong advocate of using them in situations where they make musical sense. If chosen so that they suit the song in question, they offer the player not only the missing notes, but also many chords and chord fragments which are not available in standard tuning, something which is not possible when overblowing on a standard harp. Just as open tunings have become a standard aspect of the modern guitarist's arsenal of tricks, these great harmonica tunings open up new perspectives for the diatonic harmonica player whose musical interests go beyond traditional blues.
    174. PageHarmonicas Ease COPD Blues At Austin's Seton Medical Center, harmonicas are being drafted in the battle to extend life and ease symptoms in patients with COPD, an incurable lung disease.
    175. PageNew Video: Lucas Chamorro Lucas Chamorro was born in Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1979. He plays many genres like Rock, Blues, Jazz and Tango in different bands. Along his career he has performed live, in radio and he has gone on tours all over the country. He has recorded 2 CDs: “Primera Estación” (First Station) (2009) and “Horizontes” (Horizon) (2012). Both in jazz quartet format.
    176. PageHOHNER at World Harmonica Festival 2013 As the main sponsor, HOHNER will have a wide ranging presence at the WHF 2013, the largest international harmonica festival: - Factory tours On Saturday 2nd November, factory tours will be available from 9:30am to 4pm in various different languages. This offers festival visitors the opportunity to experience the manufacture of HOHNER quality harmonicas at first hand. - HOHNER Service Center During the festival, the HOHNER Service Training Center will set up shop in the Dr. Ernst Hohner Konzerthaus. At different work stations, the Service Team will demonstrate how interested players can maintain and repair their own instruments, as well as learning to adjust them optimally to suit their individual playing styles. - HOHNER Shop
    177. PageBig success for HOHNER artists at Trophée Mondial This is the year of Radu Laxgang, HOHNER accordion artist and student of the Hohner Conservatory in Trossingen. Some weeks ago he already won the Coupe Mondial. And now he also wins the Trophée Mondial de l'Accordéon in Samara in the category "Senior Variety". Big congratulations from HOHNER to Radu for this great success! The 2nd place goes to another great young artist, Sergei Lobkov from Russia, who joined the HOHNER artist team some months ago. Sergei also won the Classic category (National Award), demonstrating his great stylistic variety between classical music and entertainment. This is one of the big strengths of all the students of accordion master educator Frédéric Deschamps, like former champions Grayson Masefield , Petar Maric , Jerome Richard or Julien Gonzales.
    178. PageNEW: Tollak Ollestad - Collector Box HOHNERs “Masters of the Harmonica” series offers fascinating insights into the artistry of world-class harmonica players. The videos of this series are very popular in the harmonica scene and have generated over a million clicks on the HOHNER Youtube channels. Tollak Ollestad is one of the world‘s finest chromatic harmonica players, well-known through his work with top stars such as Billy Idol, Natalie Cole, Al Jarreau, Kenny Loggins or Earth, Wind & Fire.
    179. PageNew Video : Bruno Kovarik (HYPNOS) about HOHNER Professional Bruno Kovarik, singer and bass player of the Czech death metal band HYPNOS, presents his two HOHNER Professional The Jack Custom IV basses. More than 20 years ago Bruno fell in love with this instrument in a little music store and since he relies on his “Jack” basses on stage as well as in the studio. “Go ahead!” to see why!
    180. PageHarmonikids Hohner Sponsored Session To Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Kamloops On Sunday March 10th, 2013 Gary Allegretto was asked to provide a Hohner-sponsored Harmonikids session to the children at Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Kamloops in B.C., Canada.
    181. PageJoe Filisko: Lessons From an American Harper World-renowned harmonica player, Joe Filisko, honors his influences through teaching and performing.
    182. PageRadu Laxgang wins Coupe Mondial Radu Laxgang (Moldova), a student at the conservatory HOHNER Trossingen in the class of Hanz Gunther Koeltz and a regular student of Frédéric Deschamps has won the Coupe Mondiale Senior Variety category in 2013 in Victoria (Canada). Already twice a Junior World Champion in 2010 by winning the Junior Variety category at both the Coupe Mondiale and Trophee Mondiale, Radu Laxgang has confirmed his supremacy through a most eclectic repertoire: A Waltz composed by Chinese composer Jia Tian Liang, two personal arrangements of compositions by Richard Galliano, in which he combines the influence of jazz, world music and Moldavian Folk, Jazz Standards and compositions of his country arranged in a Jazz-Rock style.
    183. PageMátyás Pribojszki - new video "Real Good Man" Mátyás Pribojszki who is considered to be one of Eastern Europes best young harmonica players released his new video "Real Good Man". Mátyás plays both traditional and contemporary blues harmonica styles with a practised assurance which believes his years and his tone, phrasing and timing are right on the money.
    184. PageNew DVD:The History of the Harmonica „The History of the Harmonica“ offers fascinating insights into the historical development of harmo­nicas and accordions. Using the example of Trossingen, the epicentre of the harmonica industry on the edge of Germany‘s Black Forest, the film shows the evolution of the free reed industry as well as documenting its manifold interactions with the zeitgeist and fashion trends of past decades. The film offers numerous historical accounts drawn from the treasure trove of the German Harmo­nica and Accordion Museum, home of the world‘s largest harmonica collection and one of the most important institutions of the international harmonica scene. As a bonus, the DVD also contains rare historical film material from the heyday of the harmonica and accordion. A precious piece of music history, narrated by museum curator Martin Häffner.
    185. PageWHF 2013 - Harmonica Museum at WHF The German Harmonica Museum, which features the world's largest harmonica collection, will also be converting their newly renovated premises in the historical "Bau V" into a meeting hall with a number of attractions: Special WHF exhibition with photos and descriptions of the festivals in Trossingen 1989 - 2009 International harmonica collectors' swap meeting and bargain sale in the museum Film screenings Live music from 5pm onwards Performance by harmonica customizing legend Joe Filisko with Eric Noden Guided tours "On the trail of Matthias Hohner" in German, English and other languages The "lounge" in Bau V is also the ideal place to take a break from the hectic activity of the festival.
    186. PageColumbian HOHNER truck at "Carnival of Cultures" The group "Colombia Carnaval" was presenting HOHNER accordions at their trailer at this years "Karneval der Kulturen". Musical support was provided by Miguel Osorio y su Paranada. "Vallenato" is a genre of music from Columbia where the accordion, drums, and washboard rasps form the primary ensemble of instruments.
    187. PageFree Guitar Lessons From Taylor Robinson Alongside the benefits of the A+ Advantage program, Hohner is now pleased to announce that included with the purchase of any student guitar model (including the popular HC nylon-string and HW steel-string guitars in 1/2, 3/4, 7/8 and full-size models), customers will receive a FREE one-hour guitar lesson. Specially marked student guitar boxes contain a free lesson coupon card that is redeemable for the free, one-hour guitar lesson provided by Taylor Robinson Music. To redeem, the purchaser simply contacts Taylor Robinson Music to arrange for a free guitar lesson in their home, in a teaching studio or online by one of their 4,000 talented teachers nationwide. The Taylor Robinson faculty is comprised of professional performing musicians, recording artists, and songwriters.
    188. PageHOHNER among Top 50 German Luxury Brands  In the latest ranking of the “Top 50 German Luxury Brands 2013” HOHNER made a huge step upwards from rank 80 to rank 45. This ranking has been worked out by the renowned business experts of Ernst & Young and the INLUX Institute for Luxury. The evaluation criteria have been exclusivity, size, internationality, international recognition, sustainability and the internet presence. Other prominent brands in the ranking are amongst others Leica, Montblanc, Porsche or Hugo Boss.
    189. PageNew Video: HOHNER Golden Melody Harmonica 17 year old Konstantin Reinfeld is one of the most promising shooting stars of the contemporary European harmonica scene. Even pros who have played for decades are floored by his remarkably tasteful virtuosity. Using special techniques like overblows and bendings he masterly plays chromatic on his diatonic Golden Melody harmonica.
    190. PageEasy Reeding Newsletter Now Available Easy Reeding, Hohner's magazine for the harmonica enthusiast is now available.
    191. PageThe 50th Anniversary SPAH convention The 50th Anniversary SPAH Convention took place last week in St. Louis Missouri. It was a unique celebration of the instrument we love: the tin sandwich, the blues harp, the mouth organ, the Mississippi saxophone. What ever you call it, harmonica aficionados from all over the world rallied to pay homage to this little instrument that has made such a large impact on the history of music.
    192. PageThe Great British R & B Festival 2013 Only three days are left until the Great British R & B Festival in Colne starts. From the 23rd-25th of August there will be various blues artists and legendary performances in Colne-Lancashire. On the evening of August 24th, there will be two HOHNER Endorsees at the stage: Giles Robson from the UK and Sugar Blue from the USA will be playing at the Blues Explosion. The two will be backed by Sugar Blue's own band.
    193. PageHohner Sponsors Harmonikids At The 50th Anniversary Spah Convention In St. Louis On August 15-17, 2013 Hohner sponsored a very special series of opportunities for Harmonikids to appear at the 50th anniversary convention of the Society for the Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica (SPAH).
    194. PagePremios De La Calle 2013 Hohner was proud to sponsor the 5th annual Street Awards, or Premios De La Calle this week in Montebello, California. There were many stars on the red carpet, but the focus of the event was to recognize new up and coming talent.
    195. PageNEW: Konstantin Reinfeld / Mr. Quilento - Collector Box Have you already heard of the HOHNER Collector Box? No? Then go on reading! HOHNERs “Masters of the Harmonica” series offers fascinating insights into the artistry of world-class harmonica players. The videos of this series are very popular in the harmonica scene and have generated over a million clicks on the HOHNER Youtube channels. 17 year old Konstantin Reinfeld is one of the most promising shooting stars of the contemporary European harmonica scene. Even pros who have played for decades are floored by his remarkably tasteful virtuosity. Using special techniques like overblows and bendings he masterly plays chromatic on his diatonic Golden Melody harmonica.
    196. PageHOHNER meets the Hooters at Kraftwerk Rottweil During their "33 1/3-tour" The Hooters played at the Ferienzauber music festival in Rottweil. There they rocked the stage at Kraftwerk for over two hours with hits such as "500 Miles", "Johnny B." and "Karla with a K". The audience was also excited to hear Eric Bazilian even perform several songs in German. In the diversied show of the Hooters you can find the HOHNER instruments guitar, accordion, harmonica, melodica and recorder.
    197. PageGary Allegretto brings Harmonikids to his native state of Delaware Bluesman Gary Allegretto – a Delaware native – continues teaching kids the beauty of music through harmonica playing.
    198. PageHOHNER donates guitars to Music Fund HOHNER donated 17 pallets with over 800 guitars to the non-profit organization "Music Fund". Some of these instruments were drawn from outdated model stocks and are from the technical standpoint fully functional and in good condition but are having a minor visual flaw. Under guidance of volunteer instrument craftsmen these guitars will be repaired by students, interns, and employees of the organization in the guitar center in Marche-en-Famenne (Belgium). Then the guitars will be donated to partner schools of the program.
    199. PageWorld Harmonica Festival 2013 - Sessions at WHF For many World Harmonica Festival attendees, the legendary sessions constitute one of the highpoints of the event. Attendees have the choice between the legendary Late Night Sessions under the artistic direction of Steve Baker and - new at this event - the Jazz Jam Sessions which will be conducted by former SPAH president Tom Stryker at a club in Trossingen (venue tba.).
    200. PageHarmonica rehab for lungs Harmonica Helps Pulmonary and Lung Transplant Patients Breathe Easier.
    201. PageWHF 2013 - Sign for Competition For the 7th time since 1989, the World Harmonica Festival 2013 will present the most highly regarded harmonica competitions in the world. The competitions are for different types of harmonica instruments and are sometimes subdivided into different stylistic >> categories such as classical, jazz or blues. They offer amateur players the unique opportunity to measure their instrumental skills agains other players in a fair contest. Clearly defined >> criteria helps the jury of experts (generally professional harmonica players) to adjudicate the competitors' performances correctly and analytically.
    202. PageDesireless and Operation of the Sun - HOHNER Headless G3T "Sleeping Beauty" Antoine Aureche is a French musician: guitarist, singer, composer and remixer. He is mainly known to be the current electro producer of the singer Desireless, pop star and icon of the 80s (Voyage Voyage, John). Since April 2013 Antoine is a member of the HOHNER artist family playing the HOHNER headless guitar G3T. The HOHNER G3T has a solid American maple neck-through construction with 24 frets, a two-way adjustable truss rod and a rosewood fingerboard. Body and neck are finished in high gloss black.
    203. PageLegendary harmonica player Franco De Gemini passed away Franco de Gemini, musician, record producer and composer Italian died on July, 20th in Rome aged 84. Franco de Gemini, known as the "man with the harmonica" played harmonica in dozen italian westerns and other italian soundtracks. However, Franco will primarily be remebered as the harmonica player in the italien western "Once Upon a Time in the West".
    204. PageA Classroom of Students with Formidable Life Challenges - Learn To Play Harmonica On February 25th through the sponsorship of Hohner, Gary Allgretto brought his Harmonikids program to New Castle County's Vocational Tech (NCCVT) school for the "severely disabled" in Wilmington, DE.
    205. PageWorld Harmonica Festival 2013 - Workshops As well as the concerts, the special exhibitions and the excitement of the competitions, the World Harmonica Festival also offers a comprehensive workshop programme. These workshops will be held by highly qualified experts from all over the world which will present a wide range of seminars on the most diverse harmonica-related topics, giving festival attendees the opportunity to gain insights into numerous aspects of contemporary harmonica playing from true masters of their craft. The duration of the workshops is approximately 60 Minutes.
    206. PageDesireless and Operation of the Sun – HOHNER Headless G3T „L’aspirateur TURBO-POP“ Antoine Aureche is a French musician: guitarist, singer, composer and remixer. He is mainly known to be the current electro producer of the singer Desireless, pop star and icon of the 80s (Voyage Voyage, John). Antoine created Operation Of The Sun, the last improbable idea which allowed him to play a music which he had never played up to now: a retro-futuristic & dancefloor electro. Antoine produced the album Solar Squirrels Exodus, in 2009, and began to work with different artists. He began to play in duet with Greta Gratos, and produced Désir Parabolique in 2011 (featuring the cartoonist Jhenn Oz, and remixers such as The Eternal Afflict and People Theatre).
    207. PageColombian band "Los Ninos Vallenatos" visits HOHNER n the course of their current European tour, Columbian band "Los Ninos Vallenatos" was invited by HOHNER to spend three days in Trossingen. Their visit to the musical town was made possible through a personal contact of sales manager Erik Hoerenberg. HOHNER has always had strong connections to Columbia due to the enormous popularity of the accordion in the South American country. The group's name refers to the Vallenato style and in the course of the tour they will be bringing this exceptionally joyful music to cities across Europe, including Rome and London. Vallenato is traditionally performed by three instrumentalists and a singer, whereby the diatonic accordion is the lead instrument.
    208. PageHOHNER Contributes Guitars to GAMA Teaching Guitar Workshops Glen Allen, Virginia — Hohner Inc. recently signed on to contribute Hohner guitars in support of the Guitar and Accessories Marketing Association’s (GAMA) successful Teaching Guitar Workshops program. The purpose of Teaching Guitar Workshops is to help start classroom-guitar programs across the U.S. and Canada. Since its inception in 1995, the GAMA Teaching Guitar Workshops program has taught over 3,000 school music educators. Every year, members of GAMA contribute guitars, accessories, and method books to the school music teachers who participate in the Teaching Guitar Workshops. Having access to guitars, method books, and guitar-products facilitates the learning experience and underscores the strong relationship between music education and the music products industry. Rock Clouser, Hohner Product Manager Fretted Instruments stated, “Traditionally Hohner has enthusiastically supported GAMA’s efforts to support classroom music education with their Teaching Guitar Workshops. Keeping youth inspired to create music is very important to Hohner.”
    209. PageMusic Festival Cap Verde The French Institute of Cap Verde has organised on the 21st of June a concert with famous international artists Francis Varis and Raul Barboza.
    210. PageNew CD: Nebl & Nebl - Bach....and inner friends „Bach... and Inner Friends“ is the title of the new album from Andreas Nebl, one of the most widely recognized accordion players in the German-speaking world and Frank Nebl who has performed for many years as solo clarinettist at the Badisch State Operahouse in Karlsruhe.
    211. PageHohner Donates Harmonicas to the Make Music Foundation’s June 21st Event in 6 US Cities Hohner, Inc. is proud to support the Make Music Foundation’s efforts to bring music to the masses June 21st in six major US Cities. The Make Music Foundation is running its events in conjunction with the Fête de la Musique which was designed in Paris in 1981 as mass of amateur outdoor street performances to become the largest concert ever organized in the world. Today it is celebrated in more than 300 cities and 60 countries around the world.
    212. PageDavid Barrett's 20th Anniversary Harmonica Masterclass Workshop Join me for a detailed description of what's offered at the April 10-13, 2014 20th Anniversary Harmonica Masterclass Workshop, presented by Hohner Harmonicas (playhohner.com). Instructors: Joe Filisko, Steve Baker, Dennis Gruenling, Kinya Pollard, Rick Estrin, Gary Smith, Mark Hummel, Winslow Yerxa, Greg Heumann, Andy Just and me, David Barrett. For more details visit: harmonicamasterclass.com
    213. PageDavid Barretts' Levels of Achievement program David Barrett, the world's leading expert in blues harmonica education has now released his "Levels of Achievement program" at Bluesharmonica.com. This program is the first canonized program for the education of blues harmonica and teacher accreditation. How does this fantastic program work? The program is divided into ten levels. Each level stands for one hole of the harmonica and in addition each hole is allocated with a colour.
    214. PageNew Video: ricoloop - Music is Love Rico creates musical compositions using many different HOHNER instruments and objects, including guitar, bass, keyboard, melodica, harmonica, and glass bottles, along with his voice (singing and mouth percussion, or beat-boxing). He plays and records a segment of music, which then repeats continuously. He can then play another segment of music and layer it on top of the previous one. With each layer the composition becomes more complex.
    215. PageWorld Harmonica Festival 2013 - Concert Schedule Great concerts have always been a guarantee for unforgettable days in the musical town of Trossingen. The World Harmonica Festival in particular provides the opportunity to experience some truly outstanding performances. Alongside concert appearances by world famous players, the event also provides some of today's highly talented emerging young artists with the opportunity to enchant audiences with their music. Here's an overview of the Gala Concert program:
    216. PageTejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center presents the 32nd Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio May 14 - 16, 2013 at the historic Guadalupe Theater (1301 Guadalupe St. @ S. Brazos) and May 17 - 19, 2013 at the nearby Rosedale Park (303 Dartmouth). Highlights of the festival include star-studded performances by Conjunto Music Hall of Fame legends as well as special presentations by national and international conjunto musicians.
    217. PageNew Product: The HOHNER Chord 48 The HOHNER orchestra instruments to which already the bass 58 and the bass 78 belong to were now amended by the HOHNER Chord 48. The new Chord 48 is the only chord harmonica with 48 chords on 48 seperate reed plates. This garanties complete flexibility of chordal layout as well as ease of cleaning and maintenance. Furthermore is the Chord 48 the perfect accompaniment instrument for all harmonica ensembles and orchestras.
    218. PageIn Memoriam - Tom Stryker Jr. Tom Styker Jr., Chromatic Harmonica Player of what was arguably one the finest youth harmonica groups ever, "The Harpsmiths." passed away last week. Hohner offers its deepest condolences to Tom Stryker and his family.
    219. PageHoward Levy CDs now available in HOHNER CShop As it is quite difficult to find CDs of harmonica grandmaster Howard Levy in European stores, HOHNER now is offering Howard’s masterpieces in the CShop. Interested? Have a look at the CShop for further information about these CDs: >> CD Howard Levy - Concerto for Diatonic Harmonica & Orchestra >> CD Howard Levy's Acoustic Express - Time Capsules >> CD Howard Levy - Alone and Together
    220. PageThe Hohner Guitaret The Hohner - Guitaret can finally be heard in action at your leisure with the release of the "Guitaret - Album"!! The Guitaret - Album was compiled and recorded by various musicians who met each other via a Guitaret Facebook Group. Every song features the Guitaret as the lead instrument. Owners and fans of the Guitaret are welcome to join the Guitaret Facebook Group! Interested in the album? You can find it available for free download here.
    221. PageHe Ain’t Heavy and Fox on the Run - The Hollies and The Sweet in Sindelfingen On May 4th, Sindelfingen hosted the “Oldie Night” event with superstars including Rock’n Roll Hall of Fame members "The Hollies" and ex-glam rockers "The Sweet". Hohner entertains long relationships with both bands. Since Sindelfingen is around the corner from our factory, we sent a small team to meet our artists.
    222. PageNew Videos: HOHNER Accordion Masters at the WMF 2013 With over 10000 visitors from 20 different countries, the “World Music Festival” in Innsbruck is the world's biggest accordion festival. As well as being the single most important event in the orchestral accordion scene, in 2013 it set new standards with world-class solo performers. Students of French star accordion instructor Frederic Deschamps gave an impressive demonstration of the extraordinarily high level of skill among today's young accordion players. In recent years, these young musicians have won every prize worth mentioning in the “Champion's League” of international accordion contests: Coupe Mondiale, Trophée Mondiale, Primus Ikaalinen, Castelfidardo and many more.
    223. PageAntoine Aureche and Bruno Kovarik on tour The festival season has just begun and two members of our outstanding HOHNER guitar artist family are touring all over Europe: On the one hand there is Antoine Aureche from France with his project Operation Of The Sun, guitarist und latest producer of the 80’s icon Desireless (“Voyage, voyage”). Together, they perform as L’Oeuf Du Dragon and promote their new self-titled album. Antoine Aureche will be using his brand new HOHNER headless guitar G3T in black for all future gigs and recordings.
    224. PageNew Video: Howard Levy at World Music Festival 2013 Howard Levy's “Concert for Diatonic Harmonica and Orchestra” has enjoyed legendary status in the international harmonica scene for a number of years now. It provides impressive proof of the enormous musical possibilities offered by the diatonic harmonica when played using the methods perfected by Levy. In combination with the well-known technique of bending it's possible to play all other missing chromatic notes and microtonal shadings by means of overblows.
    225. PageWorld Music Festival Innsbruck 2013 For four days Innsbruck once again played host to the world's largest accordion festival. 20000 accordion lovers from 20 different countries came together from May 9th - 12th 2013 to celebrate their instrument at the 11th World Music Festival. The main centre of attention was the competitions; the virtuosity and musical passion of the 230 orchestras and ensembles taking part was both deeply impressive and inspiring.
    226. Page100 Years Bau V - the History of the HOHNER Areal From May, 17 to July, 14 there will be in cooperation with the Civil Development Department of Trossingen a special exibition to mark the centennial anniversary of Bau V. The exhibition is titled 100 Years Bau V - the History of the HOHNER Areal and presents the structural, cultural, and other historical perspectives of Bau V and the entire Hohner Areal.
    227. PageHOHNER Harp Workshop-Tournee: Steve Baker in Benelux From May 6th - 11th, HOHNER harmonica consultant Steve Baker visited Belgium and the Netherlands to present a series of harp workshops in Heerlen, Leuven, Goes, Ghent und The Hague.
    228. PageThe advantages of the HC and HW guitars - HOHNER A+ The HOHNER HC and HW guitars are popular with guitar students all over the world. However, crowned with this success HOHNER holds steady in their aim to guarantee the maximum quality also in the low-price HC - and HW - Series.
    229. PageNew CD - Alex Rossi Quartet plays Tom Jobim Alex Rossi, brasilian harmonica player released his new Album: Alex Rossi Quartet plays Tom Jobim! The album with the special guests Mauricio Einhorn and Ludovic Beier is a great mixture of Bossa Nova - a well - known style of brazillian music, Samba and Instrumental Music.
    230. PageArtist Spotlight - Howard Levy Grammy Award winning multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer Howard Levy has reshaped the vocabulary of the diatonic harmonica. A founding member of Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Levy has also performed or recorded with an astoundingly broad range of artists, including Donald Fagen, Rabih Abou-Khalil, and Dolly Parton, among many others. Howard takes time from his current tour to interview with Hohner Inc.'s Derek Crowder.
    231. PageWillie Nelson's harmonica player adds to his signature sound Even if the name Mickey Raphael isn’t familiar to you, you have most likely heard his music. Raphael is the harmonica player in country music legend Willie Nelson’s band.
    232. PageWorld Harmonica Festival 2013 The clock is ticking in preparation for the largest Harmonica Festival in the world. The "Music City" Trossingen once again serves as the stage for the World Harmonica Festival from the 30th of October to the 3rd of November 2013. Thousands of players from around the world will gather together in the "Harmonica Mecca" where over one billion harmonicas have been produced since the mid - 19th century and where until this day the world-market leader HOHNER Musical Instruments has its headquarter.
    233. PageCD - Release Guy Davis featuring Fabrizio Poggi - Juba Dance On March 18, 2013 Guy Davis and Fabrizio Poggi released their album "Juba Dance". Guy Davis is one of today's most prominent Blues artists. He has been nominated for nine "Handy Awards" over the years, and there are many notables in the entertainment world who call themselves Guy Davis fans including Jackson Browne, Ian Anderson and Jessica Lange.
    234. PageWorld Music Festival 2013 The World Music Festival in Innsbruck/Austria will take place from May 9-12, 2013. Roughly 10,000 participants from 15 different countries are expected to attend the world's largest accordion orchestra festival. HOHNER will be represented at the festival with several attractions: A HOHNER booth will be erected in the Congress House in cooperation with music distributor Musik Meyer. There will also be several performances by top HOHNER musicians. International prize-winners of the Hohner Conservatory Matthias Matzke (Germany), Dorin Grama (Moldavia), and Tjanlong Li (China) will be performing at the "Accordion Master" event on May 10, 2013 at 07:30 pm at Saal Brüssel. The HOHNER Akkordeonorchester 1927 will also be present at the festival and will tantalize the audience among other things with the First Suite in E flat of G.Holst or Variations on a shaker melody of A. Copland. The highlight of the concert which takes place on May, 10 at 8.15 pm at the Congresshaus Innsbruck will be Howard Levys' "Concert for Diatonic Harmonica and Orchestra", which the world class performer on the diatonic harmonica will perform in tandem with the HOHNER accordion orchestra.
    235. PageInhaling the Blues: How Southern Black Musicians Transformed the Harmonica In the early 20th-century, southern black musicians found the devil in the harmonica. The cheap and portable instrument was made by Germans for use in traditional European waltzes and marches, but when it made its way to America’s Southern neighborhoods, black musicians began to develop a totally new way of playing, which bent the harmonica’s sound (quite literally) to fit the style of the country’s increasingly popular “devil’s music,” or rather, the blues.
    236. PageLos Mighty Calacas CD-release-concert in Berlin The Mexican blues band Los Might Calacas will be throwing a CD Release Party in Berlin on May 14. The band's music blends blues, sould, funk, surf and slick grooves with their own unique Latin-American sound. You can look forward to a concert with a unique and impressive style featuring: MARCOS COLL – harmonica, voc. EMILIANO JUAREZ – guitar, voc FERNANDO RUVEL – bass, lead-voc. ZOAR MIRANDA – drums
    237. PageThe Hollies live at Oldie Night Sindelfingen On May 4, 2013 there will finally be another Oldie-Night in the Stuttgart region. At the Oldie Night which takes place in the "Glaspalast Sindelfingen" three decades of rock and pop history collide. At this special occasion well-known artists like the american rock-icon Suzi Quatro and her band will be rocking the stage or the band "Sweet" with HOHNER guitar endorser Pete Lincoln. Sweet was indisputably one of the most succesful glam-rock bands in Germany during the 70's with eight songs hitin number on the charts in Germany.
    238. PageNew Video: David Barrett - HOHNER Masters of the Harmonica David Barrett has often been referred to as the world's finest blues harmonica educator. In the course of the last 20 years he has conceived, practised and refined a serious and well founded approach to the instrument which goes far beyond merely teaching playing techniques. His deep mastery of West Coast harmonica styles and clear, systematic pedagogical method have helped thousands of beginning and intermediate players gain a command of the blues harmonica idiom which previously had been the preserve of a select few.
    239. Page1.000.000 clicks on HOHNER Youtube channel The HOHNER Youtube channel has reached the million mark today!!! Over 1,000,000 views of our channel reflects how popular HOHNER is with the public. A range of videos are regularly posted on the HOHNER Youtube channel ranging from Endorser Potraits, Event Videos such as the NAMM, and even the possibility to learn how to repair your harmonica from the Workshop videos.
    240. PageNew HOHNER Service Training Center The new HOHNER Service Training Center in Trossingen (Germany) is now open. In-House training for HOHNER instruments will be taking place in specially equipped rooms in the Service Department. In the Center our experts will share their maintenance and repair knowledge of HOHNER products in both theory and actual practice. Many harmonica enthusiasts as well as HOHNER partners from around the world have already visited the new Service Training Center during the popular “Akkordeon Grenzenlos” festival as well as the “HOHNER Distributor Days 2013” and left both excited and impressed.
    241. PageHarmonikids At Kingsbury Middle School in Memphis, TN On February 1, 2013 I returned to provide another special Blues Harmonikids session to children at Kingsbury Middle School in Memphis. Several years ago I had visited the school to teach at the request of the Blues Foundation for their Blues in the Schools program. At that time I was impressed by the commitment that teacher Ms. Kathleen Riser had made to nurturing the children she taught. She explained to me that she liked to intersperse those children with learning challenges among the other children so that there was positive interaction between the children. Indeed, what I saw there again was students helping students, enriching each other's experience. Those with special challenges were not singled out, therefore protecting and boosting their self esteem, while providing them assistance gave a purpose that elevated the aiding student's esteem as well.
    242. PagePapageno’s „Magic“ – Melodica performs with the Berlin Philarmonic Papageno’s five world famous and internationally recognizable musical pieces from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera “The Magic Flute” will be performed for the first time on a HOHNER – Melodica by the Berlin Philharmonic in the Baden-Baden Festival Hall. Sir Simon Rattle and director Robert Carsen searched for a special instrument for a modern-day Papageno and found it in the factories of the HOHNER company in Trossingen.
    243. PageArtist Spotlight - Kim Wilson Kim Wilson combines elements of rock and roll, soul, and blues into a musical mélange that’s distinctly his own. On the latest release by his legendary band, The Fabulous Thunderbirds (On the Verge, Severn Records), Wilson and company present a collection of original material that’s both timeless and contemporary.
    244. PageGrand Opening of Accordion Service Center in Pforzheim With an inaugural celebration the Accordion Service Center Bernhard Zimmerman opened in Pforzheim on March 15, 2013. The invited guests were treated with performances by HOHNER Endorsees Royal Squeezebox, Ralf Brendle, and the HOHNER Conservatory ensemble Young Art Trio.
    245. PageClassic Harmonica Blues from Smithsonian Folkways CLASSIC HARMONICA BLUES EXPLORES THE AMERICAN MUSICAL IDENTITY; OUT 5/21 FROM SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS Popularized in the late 19th century by German clockmaker Matthias Hohner, the harmonica has shaped the personality, sound, and form of American music like few other instruments. Although adopted by various genres, the instrument became an essential part of the blues, particularly benefitting those marginalized by race, class, or geography. By manipulating the instrument in ways never originally intended, blues harmonica players create an expressiveness similar to that of the guitar, the other instrument central to the blues form.
    246. PageIn Memoriam of Bob Herndon Bob Herndon 81, arguably the finest Jazz Harmonetta player ever, passed away this week. A great supporter of Hohner and SPAH, Bob played with the likes of Al Fontana and Johnny Thompson, the Don Les Harmonicats with Mildred Mulcay, Johnny Puleo of “The Johnny Puleo Harmonica Gang and many others. Bob played the Harmonetta since 1956 and the Chord since 1953.
    247. PageCirco Vulcano in Concert HOHNER - Melodica Endorser Chonto is a creative, restless musician, and hip composer with many years of experience on stage and whose recordings are widely played in Venezuela. He studied piano for many years in addition to composition and started with conventional music styles, eventually moving towards synthetic and electronic forms of musical production, confronting diverse rhythms and exploring distant cultures which resulted in the music project Circo Vulkano.
    248. PageHohner rolls out eco-friendly Green Tones music toy line Hohner, Inc. always brings something new to Toy Fair, and last month’s annual trade gathering of toy manufacturers and customers was no exception.
    249. PagePocket Full of Soul: The Harmonica Documentary Pocket Full of Soul: The Harmonica documentary is coming to several theaters in the U.S. on February 28th, 2013. Here is the schedule...
    250. PageHigh school honors Medal of Honor recipient West Aurora High School honored Medal of Honor recipient Vietnam War Army Sgt. Sammy Davis, of Freedom, Ind., during a ceremony on Feb. 19, 2013 in Aurora. (Chuck Berman, Chicago Tribune)