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Jason Ricci Biography

Jason Ricci has won many awards and most recently was named the 2022 Harmonica Player of the Year at the Blues Foundation’s annual Blues Music Awards.

Jason Ricci has played with everyone including Sam Lay, Norton Buffalo, Eddie Shaw, Mark Hummel, Mel Solomon, Smokey Wilson, Madison Slim, David Kimbrough, RL Burnside and Junior Kimbrough, Big Al and The Heavy Weights, Curtis Salgado, Charlie Musslewhite, Duke Robillard, Charlie Baty, Anson Funderburgh, Wes Star, Sugar Ray Norcia, Lazy Lester, RW Grigsby, Aki Kumar, Howard Levy, Corky Siegel, Son of Dave, Jerry Portnoy, Rick Estrin and more.

Ricci has appeared as a guest harmonica player on albums with Johnny Winter, Ana Popovic, Joe Louis Walker, Cedric Burnside, Walter Trout, Mike Zito, JP Soars, Nick Moss, Peter Karp, Nick Curran, The Mannish Boys, Too Slim and The Tail Draggers,  many many more.

Ricci has toured or professionally played shows with John Fohl, The Iguanas, Damon Fowler, Pappa Mali, Walter Trout, Nick Moss, JP Soars, Mike Zito, Eric Johanson, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Anders Osborne, Joe Krown and more… 


Jason Ricci is one of the most influential, recorded, celebrated, interviewed and famous harmonica players working in the world today.