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HENDRIK MEURKENS

2014-07-20
Showtime: 1:30PM
Doors Open at 1:00PM

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Hendrik Meurkens


**Price includes brunch, music and a drink.**


Hendrik Meurkens, a virtuoso on both the chromatic harmonica and the vibraphone, is the most important jazz harmonica player since Toots Thielemans. German-born but now based in New York, Meurkensí recordings and performances garner worldwide acclaim because the transcendent beauty of his music has universal appeal.



A two-mallet player in the tradition of Milt Jackson and Bobby Hutcherson, Hendrik Meurkens was en-route to being an instantly recognizable vibraphonist when he heard Toots Thielemans. Inspired by the sound of Thielemansí harmonica, he taught himself the difficult-to-master instrument.

Hendrik Meurkensí other life-changing musical experience was his introduction to samba and bossa nova. He was so moved by Brazilian music that after perfecting his unique musical voice at Berklee, as a vibraphone major, he moved to Rio in the early 80s to totally immerse himself in music and culture of Brazil.

 

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