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Vincent Peirani & Emile Parisien

In recent years, the French virtuoso Vincent Peirani explored various ways to play the accordion in different genres. At the age of 16, he discovered jazz music and started performing it on his instrument. He also draws upon chanson, global folklore and classical music. Peirani even uses heavy rock as an inspiration for his projects.

He is one of the shooting stars at Accordion Night at ELBJAZZ. Four accordion players will collaborate with another musician to play a set of 20 minutes. Peirani comes together with the saxophonist Emile Parisien. Klaus Paier and Asja Valcic know each other for a decade and have an extremely variable repertoire: they play Bach, Strawinsky and Piazzolla, but also improvise and create magnificent music with their accordion and cello. Stian Carstensen from Norway works in a great variety of projects; at the Accordion Night Ola Kvernberg will join him – a young jazz violinist, who already played with Joshua Redman and Philip Catherine. Last but not least, Régis Gisavo is also part of the Accordion Night quartet. The artist from Madagascar will appear together with the Paris-born and highly talented guitarist Nguyên Le. The night before Accordion Night, Le will perform with the NDR big band.

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