Hendrik Meurkens & the Toronto Samba Jazz Connection
Hendrik Meurkens is a virtuoso on both the chromatic harmonica and the vibraphone. Considered to be a legitimate successor in the tradition of Toots Thielemans but with his own unique voice, Meurkens’ profound involvement in both jazz and Brazilian music resulted in a very personal and instantly recognizable version of samba jazz. He has recorded with Jimmy Cobb, Ivan Lins, Monty Alexander, and Claudio Roditi among others. With Jeremy Price flute, Attila Fias piano, Paco Luviano bass, and Richard Brisco drums.