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Why did you begin studying music?
Because its my soul.
What are you doing with music right now?
I am working as a freelance musician.
Who are some of your influences?
Howard Levy, Wynton Marsalis, Didier Lockwood, Pat Metheny, Indra Lesmana, Benny Likumahua etc.
Harmonica Player Reyhan Naufal
Located in Jakarta, Indonesia
Who do you/have you studied with?
I’ve studied with Benny Likumahua.
What do you plan on doing with music in the future?
I plan on working as a professional musician, collaboration with the international musician
Anything else you would like to add?
Born in Jakarta, Indonesia in 1997, Reyharp or Reyhan Naufal is one of the young shooting stars emerging on the contemporary harmonica scene. Reyharp plays blues and jazz on the diatonic harp with a maturity and assurance which belies his years and astonished listeners at the prestigious Asia Pacific Harmonica Festival 2012, where he won the diatonic contest in the face of stiff competition. Reyharp is a promising man in harmonica world.
He first started playing harmonica when he chanced upon a HOHNER Blues Harp, lying in his uncle’s cupboard. The unique form of the little instrument exerted a powerful fascination on the young Reyharp and he felt instantly drawn to it. He soon started learning to play the blues with his uncle as well as developing his musical talents by studying jazz on his own.
Reyharp proved to be a quick learner and he now plays the diatonic harmonica chromatically through the use of controlled bending and overbending. Despite his youth, he has already gathered considerable musical experience and has performed numerous live gigs as well as appearing on concert stages and winning several awards, local and international.
Reyharp was very like to all kinds of music. He played all kinds of jazz styles,such as swing,be bop,latin,and contemporary styles. He also endorsed by the largest harmonica company in the world,Hohner Harmonica, which he became the youngest endorse.
2010: English First Indonesia Got Talent, Jakarta, Indonesia
2011: 1st place Annual Performance Art Contest, Junmior high School, Jakarta
2012: 1st place Asia Pacific Harmonica Championship, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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