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David Tanganelli

Harmonica player and singer. Hohner artist

Performing Saturday February 15th, Blues Festival Main Event

Vocalist, harmonica player and composer David Tanganelli offers a blend of Soul, R&B, Jump Blues, Swing and Funk.

Besides singing and dancing, David is recognized as one of the most important names of the harmonica worldwide. He is a ‘Hohner artist’, endorsed by the number harmonica manufacturer in the world.

Tanganelli was born in a small city in Brazil called Birigui – São Paulo State, his father was musician and David has been obsessed with blues and soul music since he was a Little boy.

After age seven, he grew up just with his mother and by the time he was in his early teens he had begun to intuitively hone his vocals and started to play chromatic and diatonic harmonica few years later due the influences by names as Stevie Wonder, Little Walter, Toots Thielemans among others.

Around 1999 at college he started to form a musical group and the first album was released in 2007 in partnership with his band ‘The Ville Blues’. They released two albums on their trajectory and David passed to be a solo artist in 2010.

His new album ‘UP’ released in 2019 offers Swing, R&b, Soul music, Jump blues and Funk with great lyrics and arrangements composed by himself and produced by Cesar Bottinha, ‘one of the most important names in musical production in Brazil.