The 2008 Harmonica Summit will feature a diverse program of
harmonica performances, educational workshops, vendor displays
and jam sessions.  This event is not limited to harmonica players
and everyone will enjoy this day of celebrating the harmonica and its
music.  The Summit is produced by
Jimmy "Junior" Markham and
David Berntson, in conjunction with the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame.

The day will start off with a children's harmonica workshop, with
harmonicas donated by the Blues Society of Tulsa.  Other
workshops during the day include dynamic presentations by the
evening's featured artists,
RJ Mischo from Fayetteville, AR and Billy
Gibson from Memphis, TN.  A technical workshop focusing on
harmonica repair and maintenance will be presented by Tulsan Mike
Peace.  Dennis Oellig, better known as Mr. Microphone, from
Kansas City, will present a workshop and demonstrations on the art
of electric or amplified harmonica playing.  Rick Potter from Classic
Tube Amp Repair in Tulsa will be available to discuss custom
harmonica amplifier modification, fabrication and repair.  Gifted
guitar player Little Joe McLerran will be on hand all day to facilitate a
back porch jam session for anyone wanting to play harmonica
during the day.  Harmonica related information tables, as well as
vendors, will be displayed throughout the event.

The early evening show will feature a who's who of Tulsa harmonica
players, supported by Tulsa's finest Blues musicians.  Following that
is the showcase event of the evening, featuring RJMischo, Billy
Gibson, Junior Markham and David Berntson.  Food and beverage
service is available.  This event is open to all ages.  Bring your
harmonicas and come enjoy an entire day dedicated to the
"Mississippi Saxophone."

Click here for Harmonica Summit Schedule
Harmonica Summit 2008
March 15, 2008
Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame
The Jazz Depot
111 E.1st St., Tulsa, OK
Doors Open at 10:00am
Kids under 14 free (must be accompanied by an adult)
RJ Mischo with Paris Slim and Richard Innes
Billy Gibson, North Atlantic Blues Festival
David Berntson and Bob Parker