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Today Neil Haley will interview Grammy Nominee Howard Levy!
Howard Levy is an undisputed master of harmonica.  As the first person to play the diatonic harmonica as a fully chromatic instrument, Howard has opened a world of new possibilities for the instrument.  Known worldwide for his many talents, Howard is also a pianist, composer, recording artist, bandleader, teacher, and producer. 
Howard discovered an incredible breakthrough in 1970 at the age of 19: through the process of "overblowing", a technique which he meticulously developed, he could play the diatonic harmonica as a fully chromatic instrument.  With this discovery, Howard was able to journey outside the realm of traditional harmonica music and explore other genres including Jazz, Classical, Latin and many other styles of World Music.
As a recording artist, Howard has played on hundreds of albums and several movie soundtracks.  Aside from his prolific work as a solo performer, he is a founding member of the group Bela Fleck and The Flecktones, who in 2011 won a Grammy for the song "Life in Eleven", which Howard co-wrote.  Howard also plays in the groups Trio Globo, Chévere de Chicago, Acoustic Express; and has recorded collaborations with Anthony Molinaro, Fox Fehling, Norman Savitt, Rabih Abou Khalil, and many others.
Howard was born in Brooklyn, New York and currently lives in Chicago, Illinois. He has been teaching harmonica lessons online with ArtistWorks since 2009.