Logan Center Bluesfest

Bluesfest Workshop: The harmonica according to Joe Filisko

Saturday, October 14, 2-3pm
Logan Center for the Arts, Room 603

In this lecture demonstration, learn about the styles of traditional players from Sonny Terry to Sonny Boy Williamson with world renowned player and historian Joe Filisko.


Joe Filisko is a master of all the classic blues harmonica styles. As Dennis Gruenling of Blues Review says, “Joe Filisko could be the best prewar blues harmonica stylist in the world today.” Filisko is not only an accomplished performer, but a skilled harmonica craftsman as well. His highly prized workand expertise has earned him the rare honor of having his name on one of Hohner’s instruments— the just-released specialty harmonica, the Thunderbird. He was awarded the “Harmonica Player of the Year in 2001 by the SPAH organization.

The Logan Center Bluesfest, October 13-15, is an annual public celebration created to honor the South Side roots of the blues’ tradition with concerts, workshops, film, food, and conversation and will feature local and national musicians and artists in spaces throughout the Logan Center. The festival features a series of performances by musicians that reflect the diverse history of the blues tradition; a major archiving program to capture the stories of local and national blues artists; a photography exhibition; and workshops and educational programming to inspire the next generation of blues musicians and aficionados.


Tickets: Complimentary but reservations are recommended as space is limited.
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When & Where

Room 603, Logan Center
Enough tickets
Sat, Oct 14
02:00 PM