Hermine Deurloo joins me on episode 42.
Hermine is a Dutch female chromatic harmonica player who grew up to the sound of master jazz player Toots Thielemans. After studying saxophone at the Amsterdam Conservatory, she picked up the chromatic and transitioned over to the harmonica being her instrument of choice.
Her first album was of Brazilian music, and she has gone on to record several jazz albums in her own name. Her more recent album, Riverbeast, delves into 70s funk. She has appeared as a guest artist on numerous albums and is famous in her native Netherlands for playing the advertisement music for sausages!
Hermine won the SPAH harmonica player of the year award in 2018 and hopes she can inspire other females to pick up the harmonica.
Strangely In Love film music: The Stalker
Saed Haddad harmonica composition, performed by Hermine:
Bernie Bray SPAH award winners:
Blows Me Away Productions harmonica equipment:
Studio work videos:
Sausage advert on Netherlands TV:
Also check out the Spotify Playlist, which contains many of the songs discussed in the podcast: