Paul Jones


Award-winning singer, songwriter, actor and broadcaster Paul Jones has also been playing the harmonica for 6 decades; famously for Manfred Mann as well as such artists as Katie Melua, Memphis Slim and Van Morrison - and that's just the "M"s. 

For the last 40 years he's fronted The Blues Band and tirelessly promoted the mouth organ, playing for people like Percy Sledge, Eric Bibb, Tina Turner and Joe Bonamassa.


Pete playing harmonica

Pete Hewitt

Pete joined HarmonicaUK in 1983 - then NHL. He is a keen chromatic player and loves all genres of music. He is currently playing with 3 bands. In April 2020 he stepped up as Vice-Chair and in October 2020 was appointed Chair of HarmonicaUK. Pete stepped down on the 23rd October 2022 and was appointed as Patron.

Roger Trobridge

At our AGM on the 15th October 2021, Roger Trobridge was given a Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to the world of Harmonica. This is our highest award. Roger was Chair from 2000-2012 and Editor from 2001- 2019. Because of his encyclopedic knowledge of the harmonica and players, Roger was also appointed as Patron - HarmonicaUK.

Although officially retired from HarmonicaUK, Roger continues to support us with articles and as one of the main drivers at our festivals. On top of this, he is our Archivist, ensuring none of our past is lost.

Lee Sankey

Lee is a harmonica player, guitarist and songwriter. Lee became involved with HarmonicaUK in 1993 after winning the blues competition that year at their annual festival and has given on numerous workshops at HarmonicaUK events over the years. Lee has released two critically acclaimed albums and has toured extensively across Europe and Scandinavia at venues and festivals such as Ronnie Scotts, New Morning (Paris) and the North Sea Jazz Festival.  

Adam Glasser

Adam Glasser

Adam Glasser’s unique harmonica sound combines his South African roots with many years immersed in the UK jazz scene initially playing piano his own groups as well as for SA legends such Dudu Pukwana, and as musical director for 16 years of the veteran SA vocal group the Manhattan Brothers. His 16 years as musical director led to his producing their final album ‘Inyembezi’ for EMI in 2006. Adam has since released 2 critically acclaimed albums of his own – ‘Free at First’ (2010 SAMA Best Modern Jazz Album)and ‘Mzansi’ (nominated 2012 SAMA Best Jazz Album).


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