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Fri. March 16th 2018 Blue Frog Studios White Rock BC (No Minors)
7:00 pm doors at 6:00 pm
Tickets at: Blue Frog Studios
Presented by: Blue Frog Studios

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Music: Funk / R&B, Jazz / Blues
Carlos del Junco, Cuban-Canadian harmonica master, fashions sound the way Michelangelo sculpted his David: with daring and sensuality! Considered one of the world's greatest harmonica players, he is a pioneer of the "overblow" technique, allowing him to play a diatonic harmonica chromatically. The result is stunning: a sophisticated blues/jazz fusion from sublime to raw to quirky.

Carlos is one of those players whose music is so advanced that when it comes to awards, it's either retire the category or rephrase the question "Best Harmonica Player Not Named Carlos". This includes two Gold Medals from the Hohner World Harmonica Championship in Trossingen, Germany, as well as multiple national awards in Canada and several JUNO Award nominations.
2017 SPAH (U.S.A. Society) Bernie Bray Harmonica Player of The Year Award nomination
2016 Maple Leaf Blues Nomination for Best Harmonica Player and Best Acoustic Duo (with Jimmy Bowskill for Blues Etc…)
EIGHT times Harmonica Player of the Year - Canadian Maple Blues Awards
2005 "Best Blues" Award - NOW Magazine, Toronto, ON
1996 Blues Musician of the Year Award - Jazz Report Magazine
1993 Hohner World Harmonica Championship, Trossingen, Germany -Two Gold Medals in both diatonic blues and diatonic jazz

Catch Carlos and his Blues Mongrels featuring Eric St. Laurent (guitar) and Henry Heillig (bass) in support of their new CD Hang On touring in Western Canada for the first time in 5 years!


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Carlos Del Junco

Carlos del Junco plays the harmonica like nobody else in the world. Born in Havana, Cuba, Carlos is a pioneer of the 10-hole diatonic harmonica. Throughout his concert and festival performances with his four piece band, you may hear an eclectic palette of jazz, blues, swing, Latin, funky New Orleans and the occasional African, hip-hop, and ska m... more info