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Big Accordion Festival Hamburg 2/13/10: Galliano, Accordion Tribe, Kimmo Pohjonen

Giant accordion festival in Hamburg Germany. Starting next week. I think the accordionists have more fun in Europe, and I’m here stuck in the snow. Well this is definitely an event I would like to go to!

(Translated from the website:)

Where else than in the port city of Hamburg Read More

Accordionist Deaths: Stéphane Delicq

Master of diatonic button accordion.  Called the Piazzolla of the instrument. His waltzes he is known for.

Many in the accordion community and fans are broken hearted. Please listen to his work.

News of Delicq’s passing broke on Feb. 3rd, 2010.

Do you like Galliano? blog has a nice reflective Read More

Rare opportunity to see Richard Galliano in New York, May 2010

At Lincoln Center, NYC May 14 and 15, 2010. Two shows 7:30 and 9:30.

I thought everyone should know about this one. Richard Galliano (genious jazz accordionist from France) will be performing with Kurt Elling (genious jazz vocalist from America) along with Elling’s longtime pianist Lawrence Hobgood. Galliano seems to Read More

Edith Piaf

She has in her voice that truth and honesty, an unrelenting torrent of emotions. She lived with her Grandmother in a whore house. She sang on the street with her street-acrobat father. She stood 4’8″.

L’Accordioniste tells the story of a prostitute who is in love with an accordionist, because Read More

Musette Atache: Japan Takes Accordion Frenchly

I came across these two lovely articles covering master accordionist Daniel Colin on his tour in Japan.

Musette Delivers Taste of France, from Friday November 20th, 2009, in The Japan Times Online. Written by Yung-Hsiang Kao. The piece covers French Accordionist Daniel Colin’s current tour there, and includes a Read More

Contrast: My Accordion Video with the Very First Accordion Film Ever

I remember reading a huge biography of Thomas Alva Edison. The motion picture camera was amongst the many things he was credited for inventing. Then in college I mentioned that fact which was rebutted by some film student who claimed it was a French guy. Who knows? I don’t really Read More

World Accordion Trio – Galliano, Coba, Marocco

Finally there is something written about this concert! I had been seeing people twitter about it, and I saw some things on Coba’s blog. But I was unable to get the drift of exactly what went on. And now Elke Ahrenholz has posted a write up on accordions.com. On Read More

French and American Saxophone Quartets

Saxophone quartets can blend like a choral group, swing like a gypsy band, and possess a range of tone from angelic breath to screeching slaughterhouse animal. They have a weight-challenging property, like the gravity on the moon or a balloon filled with a mix of helium and air.

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Richard Galliano Interview

Sitting on a couch right across from you with his accordion on, talking and playing his influences: the maestro known for creating the ‘New Musette’, Richard Galliano.

“The accordion is a traveling instrument, and that is why it is found all over the world.” opens the interview. An organ, Galliano Read More