Yvonnick Prene Quartet
August 12 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm$25.00 – $45.00
“Yvonnick Prene is skilled and talented without a doubt but there is a depth to him that calls to the depths within the listener. It is no wonder that he is in such demand.” JazzTimes
“Virtuoso Harmonica Player” Down Beat
“The most beautiful music I have ever heard on harmonica.” Lee Konitz
“This guy is phenomenal … What a ‘voice.’ .” Benny Golson
“A rising star” Dan Bilansky, All About Jazz
Yvonnick Prene – Chromatic Harmonica
Jeb Patton – piano
Steve Laspina – bass
Mark Whitfield Jr. – drums
Yvonnick was already playing the harmonica professionally at the age of 17, in Parisian club scenes. He later earned a master’s degree in music at the Sorbonne University in Paris, in 2011 and while still enrolled, he moved to New-York City to receive multiple full-tuition scholarships at the City College of New York, Columbia University and at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.
Ever since moving to New-York City from his hometown Paris, France, composer and educator Yvonnick Prene has fast become one of the rising stars in the harmonica world. He has recorded with top Jazz artists like Pasquale Grasso, Peter Bernstein, Vic Juris along with touring the USA, Europe and Africa. Prené is an endorser of Hohner harmonicas.
He has performed and recorded with a wide range of artists, including Donald Brown, Kevin Hays, Bill Stewart, Jeremy Pelt, Klingande, Romeo Santos, Rich Perry, Steve Cardenas, Jon Cowherd, Vic Juris, Nate Smith, Donald Edwards, Ira Coleman, Luques Curtis, Justin Brown, Yotam Silberstein, Avi Rothebard, Jared Gold, Anthony Wonsey, Clovis Nicholas, Laurent Cugny, Alexandre Tassel, Peter Bernstein, Scott Tixier, Gilad Hekselman, Chris Potter, Jon Davis, Yaron Herman, Laurent de Wilde, Steve Laspina, Victor Provost among many others.
Yvonnick’s recordings and performances have earned him critical acclaim, both nationally and internationally. He has been featured in Jazz Hot, Jazz Magazine, Downbeat, Jazz Times, FIP, France Musique, Jazzwise, WBGO among other media.
Prené has played major jazz clubs in New York City including the Blue Note, The Iridium, Dizzy’s Club, Birdland, The Jazz Gallery and Smalls. He has also toured world-wide and has performed most noteworthy jazz festivals including Bern Jazz Festival (Switzerland), Festival Emoi du Jazz (Ivory Coast), Lamentin Jazz Festival(Martinique), SPAH Harmonica Fest 2019 (Tulsa), Hyde Park Jazz Festival (Chicago) and Jazz Sur Seine Festival(Paris).
Yvonnick is the founder of the New York Harmonica School, My Harmonica Studio, author of multiple books, a Hohner Artist and Bandleader.
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