• Só Danço Samba

    Getting my first (and last) samba dancing lesson from Samba Jazz East singer Angelita Li

  • Band Yugo Isal edited

    My new band SAMBA JAZZ EAST just performed in Hong Kong and in Jakarta at the Java Jazz Festival.

  • IMG_98350

    With Leny Andrade, Cesar Camargo Mariano and Romero Lubambo. I am really only slightly taller than Leny. It's just an unfortunate angle.

  • With the Misha Tsiganov Trio in Almaty, Kazakhstan, April 2013.

    With the Misha Tsiganov Trio in Almaty, Kazakhstan, April 2013

  • Blue Note crop

    The Quartet plays the Brunch at the Blue Note in New York from time to time

  • Poster Almaty

    2013 - International Jazz Festival in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

  • Vibes crop

    Oh yeah, the vibes............My first instrument, the harmonica entered the picture a little later.

  • Brazilian Fantasy crop

    Brazilian Fantasy Band featuring Angelita Li and Eugene Pao in Hong Kong, January 27th 2013

  • GOH

    The brand new Guangzhou Opera House in Guangzhou, China. The Quartet East played there in November of 2012

  • daughtersrio

    My daughters, in Rio.

  • Band Yugo Isal edited

    A nice shot from the Holiday show at the MIM in Phoenix, December 2012. I have known Jay and Marty Ashby for 19 years now and I have to say......I haven't aged a bit!

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“…over the span of over two decades, Hendrik Meurkens (who also doubles on vibraphone) has become the de facto chromatic harmonica heir to Thielemans...” Doug Simpson, Audiophile Audition

"Harmonica maestro Hendrik Meurkens and bassist Gabriel Espinosa share top billing, but the music seems to mark this as a Meurkens date. While each man contributes four songs to the program, Meurkens' harmonica is the guiding voice...Celebrando is worth savoring for the music." All About Jazz