Who is Bob Hoffman
I am a retired attorney living with my family in Washington DC. near the National Zoo.
I started playing the harmonica in 2003.
Since 2004, I have commissioned artists/crafters to create “boxes/cases” specifically designed to hold a harmonica.
I now have the world’s largest collection of originally handcrafted harmonica cases.
The collection contains over 500 harmonica cases that are created from many different types of materials - wood; glass; metal; beads; eggshell; fabric; plastic; bone; zippers; clay, etc, etc
The process I follow is to provide a set of general “design guidelines” and co-design the cases with commissioned artists both nationally and internationally
Over the past few years I have curated exhibitions/shows of this unique collection throughout the country.
I have published three books containing photographs of the collection.
I am available to exhibit the cases as appropriate- keeping in mind that nothing is for sale - everything in my collection is for display only.
Hoff is More Than Harmonica Cases
See Some Other Life Experiences Below
From Avoiding to Embracing Death
The Death Diaries * Starring Hoff
On this episode we hear from Hoff, who shares with us his journey from avoiding death to embracing it. You'll learn how he's channeled it to create a healthier and happier lifestyle while preparing for his own death.
Hoff Travel to Peru / Machu Picchu - 2019 (4 minutes)
Follow Hoff on his voyage to Peru, and see the sites of Lima, Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu.
Woodstock - My Experience at the Historic 1969 Concert (8 minutes)
1969 was a very eventful year.
One key event occurred August 15-17 1969 - the historic Woodstock concert.- which actually took place in Bethel NY near the town of Woodstock.
Amazing footage of original event from someone who was there.
Hoff at 50 (20 minutes)
I was born in 1946. When I celebrated my 50th birthday in 1996, I organized a party for myself with friends and family. One of the major items of entertainment at the party was to show a video of the various stages of my life, from birth to age 50. Provides interesting background and insights.
Ethan Hoffman Retrospective/Memorial (15 minutes)
I had a brother who was a very highly regarded photojournalist. Unfortunately, he died in an accident at age 40 while on assignment shooting a magazine story. On the 25th anniversary of his death (2015) my sister and I produced a video of our brother Ethan Hoffman, to celebration his work and life.
Rock Around the Clock (2 minutes)
This is a brief video of me “singing” the ageless song “Rock Around the Clock”, originally performed by Bill Haley and the Comets. I have able accompaniment from my two sons (Eli on guitar) and Josh (on keyboards). It was produced before I started playing harmonica, so unfortunately there is no harmonica solo to be found.
Weatherman Audition (1 minute)
I worked as an attorney for 25 for the large non-profit organization AARP. When I retired in 2014, I was asked by many of my colleagues about my retirement plans. I told them one goal in retirement was that I wanted to be a part-time TV Weatherman. Therefore, to show my passion for this, I produced this weatherman audition interview with the assistance of the local NBC affiliate TV station in Washington DC.