Hary de Ville Band

Hary de Ville Band has recently been seen and heard more often than the REAL BLUESBAND in quite different instrumentations and stilistics. Jazz instrumentations with internationally renowned professionals like for example the Petrocca Bros., Roman Dylag or Thilo Wagner can be booked, but also different Country, Blues and Party Bands, especially with Hary's Duo Partner Mark Wise.

Musicians in HARY DE VILLE BAND have been (among others):

Daniel Messina - (Buenos Aires) Used to be drummer with Europe's most famous organist Barbara Dennerlein and is one of Germany's best Latin Drummers. Leads his own Trio playing exclusively his own compositions.

Daniel Messina, Sandy Williams, Hary

Jan Pluta - (Polen) Poland's most prominent Pop & Fusion Drummer was on tour with the Scieranski Brothers all over the world. Since the 1980s Jan has been part of Poland's most successful Chart Band 'Kombi', with whom he up to today collects number 1 hits and golden and platin records. A real superstar in Poland!

Gregor Beck belongs to Europe's best Swing Drummers and has accompanied Top Stars like Scott Hamilton, Paul Kuhn etc. for decades.

Armin Fischer is a very empathetic, decent and fantastically swinging Drummer. He plays for example in Lorenzo Petrocca's Trio.

Patrick Manzecci Sideman of Barry Harris, Richie Beirach, Teddy Edwards, Allan Praskin, Vince Benedetti (among others).

Matthias Danneck - indisputably one of Germany's best. Toured for example with Randy Brecker, Nat Adderley, Clarke Terry, Arturo Sandoval, Jimmy Woode, Bireli Lagrene.

Matthias Danneck in Neustadt 2004

Alex Friedrich - for years Drummer in Jürgen Waidele's Bands.

Peter Maier - Drummer with Jürgen Waidele and in many other Bands in Lake Konstanz Area and already in 1972 with Hary in his School Band 'Heizkörper II'.

Wolfi Würth - Drummer of the second CD "The Puzzle".


"Magu" Lill - one of the South's most groovy and eclectic bassists.

Roman Dylag - the native Polish was already engaged in the 60s by Stan Getz and Don Ellis for recordings. Further records with legends like Bud Powell, Ben Webster, Dexter Gordon, Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Drew, Anita O'Day, Johnny Griffin.

Davide Petrocca as 30year old whizz kid he can already look back upon a fantastic carrer. The virtuosic and powerfully groovy talent has accompanied Paquito de Rivera, Monty Alexander, Benny Bailey, Charly Antolini, Ravi Coltrane, Martin Taylor, Birelly Lagrene and others on their tours.
Wolfgang Möricke - has belonged to the top of Germany's Jazz scene for years and is a permanent accompanist on Thilo Wagner's records.

Wolfgang Möricke has belonged to the top of Germany’ s Jazz scene for years and is a permanent accompanist on Thilo Wagner’ s records.

German Klaiber accompanied Herb Ellis, Franco Ambrosetti, Peter Herbolzheimer, Jiggs Whigham, Ack van Rooyen.

Joel Locher coming from Classic he is a highly sensitive bassist and creative solist. Part of Lorenzo Petrocca's Trio.

Pit Drefahl professional and bassist in Jürgen Waidele's Bands for years.

Hartmut Heinzelmann talented bassist from Friedrichshafen. Band Leader of Dornier Big Band and hot Jazz bassist in Lake Konstanz Area.

Jens Gebel - multi talent, who also plays the guitar and the piano excellently. Laureate of Freiburg Zeltfest's advance award in 2003.

Martin Hess Contrabass, played in musicals like 'Grease', toured with Rainer Pusch through former Sovjet Union.

Dirk Blümlein - bassist at (among others) 'Fools Garden' (Hit: "Lemon Tree").

mandatory break - Hary in "Waldpeter" 1984


Lorenzo Petrocca the southern Italian swinging melodician can look back upon a nearly american biography: Petrocca's way led from Württemberg's Boxchampion in 1981 up to being one of the greatest Jazz guitarists of his country, maybe Europe. Just as quaint is the spectrum of musicians, with whom he has toured and recorded in the last years: Herb Ellis, Paul Kuhn, Anne-Sophie Mutter (!!!), Benny Bailey, Monty Alexander, Percy Heath, Howard Levy, Hazy Osterwald, Pete York, Al Martino, Charly Antolini, Mangelsdorf, Max Greger, Peter Herbolzheimer, Bill Ramsey... just to name few!

Mark Wise Songwriter, Singer & Guitarist, whose records were assisted by America's most famous Bluegrass mandolist David Grisman and saxophonist Larry Snyder (see also de Ville Duo)

Otto Bürgelin - multi talent (Piano, Pedalsteel, Dialect Songwriter) from Lörrach


John Rosenberg (San Francisco) - Keyboarder, Singer (among others) with Santana, Phil Collins, Jerry Garcia (Greatful Dead), Richie Cole, Joan Baez, Huey Lewis, Bob Geldorf. Film composer and musician in films with Julia Roberts, Jeff Bridges, Martin Landau (20th Century Fox, Columbia, Disney).

Thilo Wagner has been - in my opinion - THE top pianist of Germany's Swing scene for many years and definitely one of the hottest in Europe. Almost any German Swing fan has heard him play at a TV Show or as tour accompanist of Stars like for example: Jim Hall, Art Farmer, Scott Hamilton, Clarke Terry, Slide Hampton... just to name a few!

Jürgen Waidele there is no need to say a lot about him. One of the most successful and eclectic musicians in Germany's South.

Frieder Lang today Professor for Jazz Piano at Basel Jazz School.

Andi Bung professional from Konstanz, who works mainly in musicals, theaters (Konstanz, St. Gallen) and as teacher.

"Pokey Schwabe" from Konstanz, known through innumerable Jazz and Pop Bands in Lake Konstanz Area.


Arno Haas (Saxophon) - fantastic alround saxophonist, who has played with P. Herbolzheimer, Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones) & Alvin Lee (Ten Years After), Franco Ambrosetti and many more.

Arno is taking a break

Charly Höllering an extraordinary clarinetist and a big name in Europe's oldtime scene.

Tom Martin saxophonist from Stuttgart (LE-Big Band, Pumping Special, and many more), who can play guitar and sing as well.

Hans-Peter Tress (Saxophone, clarinet) - is one of the South's most wanted Oldtime brasses and leads Street Band 'Rhythm Boiler'.

Tom & Festus at Ten Years Jubilee

"Festus"Schmidt professional saxophonist and head of his own sound studio in Berlin for years. Collaboration with Romy Haag, Achim Reichel and others.

Ralf Geißler outstanding saxophonist, who is sadly seen on stage quite rarely.


Anne Greene black singer from New York, who was on tour with musical 'Hair' for a long time.

Sandy Williams black singer from New York, who was on tour with musical 'Hair' for a long time.

Sandy & Hary

Miscellaneous musicians:

Christoph Mantels outstanding vibraphonist from Radolfzell.

Andreas Wäldele THE German Jazz violinist (see also Swing & Czardas Ensemble)

You can find records of HARY DE VILLE BAND at > Discographie zu finden.
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