Frederic Yonnet to Make NYC Debut at The Iridium, 6/15
Urban jazz harmonicist Frédéric Yonnet takes the stage for his New York debut at the Iridium Jazz Club in Times Square on Sunday, June 15, 2014 for two shows, 7pm and 9pm.
Best known for his collaborations with music icons Stevie Wonder, Prince and comedian Dave Chappelle, Yonnet is totally expanding the way the harmonica is experienced in jazz, hip-hop and R&B. "I didn't even know I liked this instrument until I heard him do it," said Chappelle in an introduction of Yonnet. "If I were that good at something, I'd wear a cape," he added.
View video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syfksPD5k44.
Accompanied by his four-piece band, Yonnet will perform material from his upcoming project, Reed My Lips: The Final Mix. An experimental effort that uses a download card to gives fans access to music at various stages of production.
Where: The Iridium Jazz Club
Date: Sunday, June 15, 2014
Two Shows: 7pm and 9pm
Address: 1650 Broadway
Tickets: $25, on-sale at www.theIridium.com or call (212) 582-2121.
As one of the most innovative harmonica players on the international music scene, Yonnet is widely recognized for his strong improvisational skills and ability to play chromatically on a diatonic harmonica. From performing music and comedy shows with comedic genius Dave Chappelle, to his frenzied harmonica duels with StevieWonder, Yonnet's impressive style has led to performances, tours and recordings with some of the most influential artists in the music business including the iconic Prince, award-winning songwriter David Foster, R&B artists Erykah Badu, Wyclef, India Arie, Anthony Hamilton and John Legend.