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June 10, 2022

Jens Bunge interview

Jens Bunge interview

Jens Bunge joins me on episode 63.

Jens is a German chromatic player who started out playing the tremolo, before discovering Stevie Wonder. He then found Toots Thielemans and he started teaching himself jazz by ear and joined the local big band. He released his first album in 1991 with members of this band, and has since released a number of other albums of mostly original material, as well as guesting on albums by other artists. 

Jens has travelled extensively, particular in Asia, where he has tapped into the burgeoning chromatic harmonic scene there, and has been invited to play at numerous concerts and the Asian harmonica festivals. Jens is also appearing at the HarmonicaUK Chromatic Weekend June 18/19, 2022.


Links:

Website:
http://www.jensbunge.com

Discography:
https://jazzpages.de/bunge/discography-jens-bunge/

Soundcloud for more of Jens’ recordings:
https://soundcloud.com/jens-bunge

Hohner ‘Masters of the Harmonica’:
https://www.hohner.de/en/jens-bunge

HarmonicaUK Chromatic Weekend:
https://www.harmonica.uk/events/chromatic-weekend-2022


Videos:

The Getaway soundtrack: end credits:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjydZbfUKXc

That Misty Red Beast played by Jens:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvcBQRwJW1Y

Silent Dreams:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgacRD1bZxs

Tribute to Toots & Bill with Andreas Hertel trio:
https://youtu.be/I5U1rN_lBDY

2016 HarmonicaUK festival with Chris Collis:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuGufOFu_vc


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