Connor Frontera

A young harmonica player born and raised in Coney Island

Connor Frontera
Interview Date:
February 28, 2016



Born and raised in Coney Island, Connor Frontera, 23, began playing the harmonica six years ago. Currently in his last semester at Brooklyn College, he performs and teaches in New York City and at the national convention of the Society for the Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica (SPAH). Frontera recounts the history of the instrument and the difficulty of learning how to play it well. He describes and demonstrates a number of styles, including the funky Brooklyn and bluesy Chicago styles, and traditional and new techniques.