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Jean Jacques Milteau

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  • Years Active: 1980s, 1990s, 2000s


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Born in Paris in 1950, blues harmonica player Jean Jacques Milteau first discovered the harmonica in the mid-'60s while listening to rock albums by artists such as Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones. A heavy interest in the blues ensued and, later on a trip to America, Milteau became enthralled with the traditional blues of artists such as Little Walter, Charlie McCoy, and others. In the late '70s, Milteau decided to devote his entire career to performing music and began making various gigs around Paris, performing with such high-profile artists as Charles Aznavour, Jean-Jacques Goldman, Yves Montand, and others. It wasn't until 1989 though that Milteau released his solo debut, Blues Harp. Since then, Milteau added writing to his resumé, including various harmonica method books, and released his share of albums in Europe and toured extensively. Milteau released the Tennessee-recorded Memphis in 2003.