Stunning new Classical Accordion CD by Claudio Jacomucci – Orpheus’ Ballad – A counterpoint of ancient and contemporary music. Claudio Jacomucci hits the spot again contrasting ancient and modern for classical accordion. CD review by Romano Viazzani
An Afternoon at the Musicals – Pizza Express Live, Holborn, London. Sunday 16th June with Luke McCall, Joanna Strand, Jacqui Tate, Stephan Ulberini, with band and Romano Viazzani on accordion.
Jonathan Dove – Accordion Concerto Premiere – Edinburgh, Glasgow & Aberdeen – Owen Murray -accordionist – May 2nd, 3rd and 4th 2019 – May 2nd (Edinburgh), May 3rd (Glasgow) and May 4th (Aberdeen) 2019 – Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Fifi la Mer releases two new CDs – two wonderfully entertaining new albums. Her appealing vocals which convey a wonderful quality of almost childlike innocence but one shouldn’t be fooled by that because many of her lyrics contain cheeky and humorous cheeky twists. Fifi, accompanies herself on accordion and credits herself for whistling too (one can almost hear her chuckling at the the delight of this skill!) in this appealing and often humorous take on many French chansons and Standards across both two fun albums. She is aided and abetted by some truly wonderful musicians. Colin Oxley on Guitar, Julian Bury on Double Bass and Tenor Sax, Alex Garnett on Clarinet, Tenor sax, and vocals, and Olly Wilby on Clarinet and Tenor Sax.
Giancarlo Palena – RAM Erasmus Student – Concert Petite Messe Solennelle-St Andrews Church-Holborn London April 5th 2019 -Giancarlo Palena wins 1st Prize in the Sir Karl Jenkins Award
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.