Re: [Harp-L] Carnegie Hall again!!


Congrats on yours NY POPS performance at Carnegie Hall....quite an honor not
many Harmonica Players get to play that hall !!

I wholeheartedly agree TOOTS has been a great inspiration to not only
Chromatic Players but to Jazz Musicians all over the Globe.....Viva Le

Rob Paparozzi

On 11/7/08 11:53 PM, "Robert Bonfiglio" <bon@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Did my 4th performance at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops this
> time. Rehearsal sucked, concert was great!!!  Nice to have the
> harmonica stand up to any instrument in the Orchestra and come out
> equal.  Well, better than some!!!
> Saw Toots picture in the New York Times receiving the NEA award as a
> great jazz player.  This has to be the most recognition any harmonica
> player has ever gotten to promote the status of the instrument. With
> George Benson, Jimmy Cobb, Lee Konitz, ³Snooky² Young, ³Toots²
> Thielemans and Rudy Van Gelder - I mean how is it to be in that crowd
> and among other jazz greats.
> We owe a lot to that genius, Toots Thielmans, for taking our
> instrument to a place so high.  He is a god among us mortals.
> Harmonically yours,
> Roberto Bonfiglio
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All the best,
Rob Paparozzi


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