London Accordion Orchestra – 18th May 2019 – LAO Gala Concert, Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, London. London Accordion Orchestra presents ‘Out Of This World’ a Gala Concert to celebrate its 20th Anniversary.
An Afternoon at the Musicals – Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, Essex. Sunday 31st March with Luke McCall, Joanna Strand, Jacqui Tate, Stephan Ulberini, with band and Romano Viazzani on accordion.
Accordion Revolution: A People’s History of the Accordion in North America – Bruce Triggs, The book has chapters on the squeezebox in early Rock ’n’ Roll and the Folk Revival, and big sections about Jazz (especially several women jazzers from the 1940s), Ethnic Musics, African American accordion, and 150 country and western accordionists (who knew?) I think it will be an eye-opener for readers and a fun new take on a lot of different music.
Accordion Showcase at the Royal Academy of Music, March 12th 2019 at 19.30. Don’t miss this year’s promising you talents at this event where the Academy accordion students present a varied programme of solo and chamber music works.
TANGO! The Romano Viazzani Ensemble – Sunday Lunchtime- 10th March 2019 Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho- artist change. The Romano Viazzani Ensemble has been busy preparing for their Sunday lunchtime concert. It’s with great sadness though that they are to lose their long-time excellent double bass player Yaron Stavi and his fiancée the wonderful violinist Corinna Hentschel as they are emigrating to Germany. The ensemble is very lucky to secure two wonderful new permanent members in the form of Nick Pini on double bass and Barbara Dziewiecka-Data on violin who will be stepping in on March 10th. The Ensemble will be playing Tangos by Piazzolla, Traditional Tangos and some new compositions form the Ensemble’s forthcoming album London Tango.
RAM graduate Ben manages to continue his studies and concert career. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Music last year, accordionist Ben de Souza is studying choral conducting at Cambridge this year. He is managing to continue playing concerts and study his conducting simultaneously which is both impressive and very welcome to all those who want to see the accordion played across many musical genres.
London-based accordionist Emmy Dumitru secures place at RAM. He has been studying with Romano Viazzani for a year and half and will start his studies at the RAM next September under the expert tutelage of Prof. Owen Murray.
Milos Milivojevic on accordion – London Tango Quintet – St Peter’s Church, Chiswick, London March 15th 2019. After their sold-out 2018 concert the London Tango Quintet return to St Peter’s Church for an evening of sumptious tango classics by Piazzolla, Salgan and more. Seating is cabaret style at tables with ample room for any tango dancers who feel like taking to the floor.
Joanna Stand makes an impromptu return to The Pheasantry to celebrate the music of Michael Legrand as a tribute to the composer of so many well loved songs including Windmills of my Mind, The Summer Knows and Yentyl. With John Bailey on piano. Special guest appearance: Romano Viazzani (accordion)