1953Born on June 17th (day of worker’ s uprising in the GDR).
1957First musical expreriences with the chromatic harmonica, on which he practiced hits and musical melodies for years without a teacher.
19664 years education in classic violin by Schmidt-Bohn (by that time 1st violinist of Lake Konstanz Symphony Orchestra and together with her husband leader of a successful string quartet).

The Early Days
1970 First autodidactic experiments on the guitar with different Bands in Lake Konstanz Area.
1972First lessons in classic guitar by a music student.
1973Studies in Education at Lörrach Pedagogic College, where he was immediately hired as instructor for guitar. In Addition, guitar teacher at Schopfheim high school and at Markgräflerland music school.
1977Studies in Music / Guitar at Higi and Rövenstrunck. Excursions to different Folk- and Gispsy Bands and Studies of Flamenco. Teacher at different music schools.
1980Foundation of REAL BLUESBAND, with which he has ever since been a constant as Songwriter and Bandleader in the „ wild south“ and has welcomed world stars like Buddy Guy, Junior Wells and Katie Webster with him on stage. The Southern German „ Chameleon“ Hary de Ville has always impressed with an immense stilistic bandwidth. Innumerous concerts on festivals and in clubs in Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy and Spain and his appearance in TV and Radioprogramms speak for his popularity.

Hary 1981
1981College Degree (diploma).
1982First Real Bluesband Album "For ..."

Hary 1985
1990Start of 15years lasting collaboration with californian Songwriter and Singer Mark Wise, that was partly extended to a multicultural quartet with exceptional violinist Andreas Wäldele and different bassists (see also: Swing & Czardas Ensemble).
1991In San Francisco first encounter with one of the most important Be-Bop guitarists: Bruce Foreman (far more than 100 CDs with nearly any american Jazz-Star).
1992Studies at Bruce Foreman’ s in Montreux.
2000Next to different Hary de Ville Bands several concerts with “ Crossover” Bossa-Trio GeM with german portugese opera singer „ Gigi“ Maria Theresa Ullrich.
After signs of wear in Blues and Entertainment helps a prennial cure in Classic. Through chummy “ Godfather” of German concert guitar Hubert Käppel (professorship at Music University Cologne) Hary gets to know many renowned classic guitarists and composers like Aniello Desiderio, Carlo Marchione, Andreas von Wangenheim, Carlo Domeniconi, Zoran Dukic, Jaime Zenamon, Sasa Dejanovic and Juri Clormann by whom he partly improves his knowledge in Classics.

Hary with Hubert Käppel as Rocker (a rare view!)

In the past years increasing teacher activities and concerts with several Bands in the Jazz section. In between a few smaller studio productions, as for example with New York “ Hair” singer Linda de Vito. Co-arranger of a children’ s music CD.
2004Beginning of a series of Jazz concerts in Lörrach, at which renowned Stars of the German Jazz szene appear, like for example Thilo Wagner, Enzo & Davide Petrocca, Gregor Beck, Matthias Danneck and Charly Höllering. For detailed information and pictures on activities and musicians in “ Hahn” see "Sessionkonzerte im Roten Hahn".
2006The Real Bluesband is seen more often on stage again.

New perspectives.

Jazz concerts at different large festivals (e.g. International Classic Festival Gevelsberg, see also , or the oldest, top-class Jazz festival “ VS-swingt” (Nigel Kennedy Evening, ).

Role Models

George Barnes, Django Reinhard, Barney Kessel, Jim Hall, Peter Green, Julian Bream

J.B. Lenoir, Joao Gilberto, Ella Fitzgerald, Bobby McFerrin, Camaron

Miles Davis

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