|Harmonicist and guitarist Jon Gindick has long been known as one of the most exciting harmonica players and teachers on the international scene. His books on playing blues harmonica have sold over a million copies and have inspired tens of thousands to play the harmonica.
His Mississippi Delta Blues Harmonica Jam Camps held several times a year in Clarksdale, Mississippi and Ventura, California are world famous. His act as a single performer, playing harmonica & guitar and singing his songs has opened festivals and earned standing ovations. Throughout Jon’s long career he has written over a hundred songs, and has taught others the arts of writing.
Now — with the help of producer multi-instrumentalist Ralph Carter– Jon has come forth with an album of refreshing imagination and musical originality. It’s a recording of all Jon-written tunes–each expressing universal feelings and truths with a refreshing blend of folk, blues, jazz, funk and blues harmonica virtuosity.
Jon’s Blues Harmonica Jam Camps
Harmonica players from all over the world come to Jon’s Blues Harmonica Jam Camps, exciting teaching, learning, jamming and performing events that focus on getting the pupil to play blues harmonica and sing with a band. Jon works with five great harmonica players who help him coach to play harp, sing, write songs, perform and get musically crazy and creative over a five-day period in a great (and affordable) location. Some of the people who come are raw beginners, and some are very good players. Enrollment is limited to about 30 people.
His coaches are Cheryl Arena, Boston-based blues harmonica diva, RJ Mischo, touring pro, Hash Brown, world-renown guitar and harmonica blues artist, TJ Klay, singer songwriter, rack player, over-blow superb and Brian Purdy, Mr. Technical, to teach harmonica repair and tuning, the elements of tone and those all-important basics. Get more information at the site devoted to Blues Harmonica Jam Camp.
These 5-day events take place in great environments – the Mississippi location is the The Shack Up Inn just outside Clarksdale, 90 miles south of Memphis at Highway 49 and 61. Ventura is 90 minutes north of Los Angeles, on the ocean.
Jan. 31-Feb. 4, 2017 (Ventura)
March 21-25, 2017 (Clarksdale, MS)
May 23-27, 2017 (Clarksdale, MS)
Sept. 26-30, 2017 (Clarksdale, MS)