Harmonica Almanac – August 18

Jazz saxophone and harmonica player Eddie Shu was born on this day in 1918. Shu played with the Cappy Barra Harmonica Ensemble and during World War Two he did a duet act with Stan Harper. After the war he concentrated on the saxophone, but played the harmonica from time to time.

Classical harmonica player Jia-Yi He started playing the harmonica when he was eleven and eventually studied with Cham-Ber Huang. He’s won top prizes in several harmonica competitions and has released several albums of his playing. He was born on this day in 1953.

That’s it for today. Have fun and practice!

I am the author of "The Encyclopedia of the Harmonica", which is still available on the internet in limited edition.

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