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Summertime sets just the right mood for celebration and fun… and with outdoor music festivals happening all over, it’s especially great to see people enjoying themselves, connected through live music! Throughout this season, we hope you enjoy making your own fresh-air music with your harmonica and other instruments together around the bonfire, campfire or elsewhere in the great outdoors!

As we have been traveling around the USA for various music industry events, we’ve been celebrating the 35th anniversary of Lee Oskar Harmonicas, which we established in 1983 in collaboration with Tombo Manufacturing of Japan. We’re very proud to say that we’ve been making the same instruments, with the same consistent quality since the beginning. We were honored to have had this milestone celebrated at the recent Summer NAMM convention in Nashville, hosted by our colleagues from KMC Music (a division of JAM Industries), our major distributor of Lee Oskar Harmonicas in the United States.

Shown here (Left to Right): Mark Terry (CEO - JAM USA and President - KMC Music), Lee Oskar (President of Lee Oskar Harmonicas), David McAllister (Vice President, B&J Canada – Division of JAM Industries), Roger Hart (Vice President Merchandising - KMC Music, Division of JAM Industries), James Tsaptsinos (Vice President, Sales - KMC Music, Division of JAM Industries)

Lee Oskar Harmonicas Featured Artist Martin Chemes and Playing For Change Foundation's Diamante, Argentina school harmonica students. 

FINDING THE MUSIC INSIDE OF YOU!

Lee Oskar Harmonicas Featured Artist Martin Chemes continues to spread the harmonica love —most recently with his return visit to the Playing for Change Foundation’s (PFCF) Music School in Diamante, Argentina, where he taught a harmonica workshop for eager local students.

As Martin observed, the students demonstrated their love of harmonica by expressing great emotion about their first experiences playing the harp, and by taking impressive care of their instruments. These students were first introduced to harmonica playing in late 2017, when Lee Oskar Harmonicas donated harmonicas to the school as a special holiday gift, and Martin presented an introductory harmonica workshop for this PFCF music education program.

As Martin notes, ”These passionate children have begun to find the music that lives inside of them through this wonderful bridge to its soul: the harmonica.” He encourages all of us to “find the music inside!”

Lee Oskar on the new Playing For Change album!
 “Listen To The Music”, is a one-of-a-kind album featuring 12 classic songs performed by over 200 musicians from 25 countries and featuring Lee Oskar! 

We are celebrating the Playing For Change "Listen to the Music: Songs Around the World" music video series by giving away Lee Oskar Signature Harmonicas each month! Signup and share for your chance to win!

CATCH LEE OSKAR AT THESE EVENTS

 Billy Cobham’s Art of the Rhythm Section Retreat
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Lee Oskar is excited to be a special guest coach at this retreat!
Follow us on Facebook for live stream workshop coverage!
 

R&B Blues Festival 
LowRider Band Featuring The Originals – Lee Oskar, Howard Scott & Harold Brown
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Pimlico Raceway - Baltimore, MD

Concert for Peace
Featuring Michael Pickett, Lee Oskar & More
Sunday, September, 2 2018
Crystal Beach, ON - CANADA

Playing For Change Day!
Saturday, September, 15 2018
playingforchangeday.org

Lee Oskar & Friends at BAKE'S PLACE
Saturday, September, 22nd 2018
Bellevue, WA
2x SHOWS! 7pm & 9:45pm
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise 2019
LowRider Band Featuring The Originals – Lee Oskar, Howard Scott & Harold Brown
Sunday, February 3rd – Sunday, February 10th 2019

FEATURED ARTIST NEWS & MUSIC


Shine A Little Love Fest, is a live music experience that shines love on various artists while providing a platform of awareness for other non-profits. Inspired by Lee Oskar Harmonicas Featured Artist Brian Collins’ Top 10 single, “Shine A Little Love,” get ready for the 4th Annual Shine a Little Love Fest at Sea November 9th -12th 2018! Shine the Love on Royal Caribbean’s Mariner Of The Seas and cruise from Miami to CocoCay and Nassau with #1 singer-songwriters and Grammy Nominees and winners. Visit SALLFEST.COM for the full lineup! Purchase your VIP tickets and book your cabin TODAY!
Explore the difference of the Lee Oskar System
 
"Low Rider" is a song written by the original members (Howard E. Scott, Harold Brown, Charles Miller, Morris "B. B." Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Lee Oskar and Papa Dee Allen), when they performed as the American funk band WAR. This song appeared on their album, "Why Can't We Be Friends?", released in 1975, which reached #1 on the Billboard R&B chart and peaked at # 7 on the Pop Singles chart. This iconic song continues to be played on the airways worldwide and is even part of a Disneyland Theme Park ride!

Lee Oskar Harmonicas is a proud supporter of these amazing organizations!

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