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Mark Fenichel Letting the Music Move Him Written By Jordan Rosenfeld M organ Hill musician Mark Fenichel, known more casually as “Fenny” or “Harmonica Man” can still remember one of the most vivid moments when music moved him. Age twelve, at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York, he was drawn to a bandstand in awe. On stage the great rust- throated singer and trumpeter Louie Armstrong blew his horn and crooned. “I stood there mesmerized by what he did, how he played, how he moved and how tight his full band was,” Fenichel told TODAY. When his parents came by and said it was time to leave he refused, insisting that he stay and watch the entire show. His parents wisely agreed. gmh 56 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017