Hendrik Meurkens at the Jazz Standard Tues. Nov 8


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Harmonica player and composer Hendrik Meurkens will be 'Evening Jazz' host Awilda Rivera's guest on WGBO 88.3 FM this Monday, Nov 7th, at 9pm.

HENDRIK MEURKENS & AMAZON RIVER w/ special guest ROMERO LUBAMBO are at the Jazz Standard Tuesday, Nov.8th

The band will play selections from Hendrik Meurkens' new CD AMAZON RIVER on Blue Toucan Music (http://www.bluetoucanmusic.com/)


Hendrik Meurkens - harmonica, vibes Romero Lubambo - guitar Helio Alves - piano Gustavo Amarante - bass Adriano Santos - drums, perc


Pedro Ramos - cavaquinho Ze Mauricio - percussion.

Tuesday, November 8th Jazz Standard 116 East 27th Street New York, New York 10016 212-576-2232 http://www.jazzstandard.net

Sets at 7:30 & 9:30 Tickets $20, No Minimum

For more detailed information about Hendrik Meurkens please visit

HENDRIK MEURKENS' Blue Toucan debut AMAZON RIVER includes Brazilian contemporary music and classics, featuring such legends as DORI CAYMMI, PAQUITO D'RIVERA and OSCAR CASTRO-NEVES. The extended, rotating ensemble explores music by Jobim, Caymmi and Toninho Horta as well as four engaging originals by HENDRIK MEURKENS who is featured throughout on harmonica.

Reviews 'Amazon River':

“Already a virtuoso on harmonica (and the first serious rival to Toots Thielemans on the instrument), he is in terrific form throughout this session." Ken Dryden - All Music Guide

“When the great wordsmith in the sky invented the word “gorgeous" She might have been thinking of this album, a celebration of all that is lovely about Brazilian music, from samba and choro through bossa nova and jazz...49 minutes rarely pass so quickly--but you can always hit the repeat button. I've been doing that all afternoon. “ Chris May - All About Jazz

“In this amazing jazz release, he is joined by Dori Caymmi, Oscar Castro-Neves (who produced the recording), and other Brazilian musicians in a blend of original songs and personal renditions of tunes by Jobim, Oscar Castro-Neves and others. The beautiful title track, with the harrowing vocals and guitar by Caymmi are reason enough to buy the album in the first place. Just Castro-Neves' guitar and Meurkens' harmonica are enough in “Sem Voce", a composition by Jobim." Ernest Barteldes - Coluna The Brasilians

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