An Evening with Urban Jazz Harmonicist Frederic Yonnet
CMA Jazz on Main closes out its 2016-2017 season with an extra special guest artist, jazz harmonicist Frédéric Yonnet. Yonnet plays an instrument many have owned, but few have mastered. Originally from France, Yonnet is regarded as one of the most talented and innovative harmonica players on the international music scene today. With each performance, stereotypical walls come tumbling down as Yonnet presents the harmonica in a refreshing and modern context. It’s stylish. It’s cool. It’s brilliant.
Yonnet’s mastery of the harmonica has led to appearances on NPR and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. He has performed, toured, and recorded with some of the heaviest hitters in the music business including the legendary Stevie Wonder, Prince, award-winning songwriter David Foster, Ed Sheeran, Erykah Badu, India.Arie, Anthony Hamilton, John Legend, as well as the National Symphony Orchestra.
A captivating performer with boundless energy and creativity, with each performance Yonnet affirms his mission to change the way the music industry, musicians, and enthusiasts regard the pocket-size reed instrument.
Photo above by Stephanie Pistel
Individual Concert Tickets
|General Admission:||Premier Table Seating:|
|$35 non-member tickets||$300 includes 6 guests & 2 bottles of wine|
|$28 member tickets||$200 includes 4 guests & 1 bottle of wine|
|$5 student tickets|
About Noel Freidline
Pianist, vocalist, composer, arranger and educator, Noel Freidline has led his own band since 1992. He has recorded seven CDs with his group and has also composed and recorded music for ESPN, ABC and Disney. Noel is currently a Lecturer in Music at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and in 2012 began an artist in residency at Davidson Day School (Davidson, NC) creating a one-of-a-kind contemporary music program. He is also the director of the Lake Norman Big Band (Mooresville, NC) and the artistic director of the new Center City 6th & Tryon Jazz Series in Charlotte, NC.