Accordions Around the World
in Bryant Park

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Take a cross-cultural musical journey - from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from Cumbia to Jazz, and more - with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons.

Accordionists play throughout the park at 5pm, and at 6pm, a band with a different infectious, global beat performs each week on the Fountain Terrace.

Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List.

Soloists, 5-6pm
David Hodges, (bandoneon), Argentine tango
Jody Kruskal, (concertina), old American tunes
Nicole Renaud, French chanson
Raif Hyseni, Balkan music
Rob Curto, Brazilian bluegrass
Shoko Nagai, Japanese/Jewish music

Band, 6-7:15pm
Carte Blanche, Vintage Jazz from the 1920s, 30s, and 40s

 
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Take a cross-cultural musical journey - from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from Cumbia to Jazz, and more - with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons.

Accordionists play throughout the park at 5pm, and at 6pm, a band with a different infectious, global beat performs each week on the Fountain Terrace.

Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List.

Soloists, 5-6pm
Albert Behar, French Gypsy jazz and waltz musette
Benjamin Ickies, modern cabaret rock
Julie Winterbottom with Deborah Monlux (fiddle), Cajun music
Lauren Brody, Balkan dance music
Nathan Rivera and Shine Delphi, Gypsy blues
Sadys Rodrigo, traditional Colombian cumbia and vallenato

Band, 6-7:15pm
Chicha Libre, Latin rhythms and psychedelic cumbia from Peru and Brooklyn

 
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Take a cross-cultural musical journey - from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from Cumbia to Jazz, and more - with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons.

Accordionists play throughout the park at 5pm, and at 6pm, a band with a different infectious, global beat performs each week on the Fountain Terrace.

Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List.

Soloists, 5-6pm
Karl Sandeman, Celtic, French and Latin music
Kate Dunphy, French musette, cumbia, swing, tango
Lyndon Blaylock (concertina), English folk music
Matthew "Max" Fass, Eastern European melodies
Patrice Escandon, folk music
Vitor Gonçalves, Brazilian choro and forró

Band, 6-7:15pm
Matuto, urbanized virtuosos play sophisticated Brazilian bluegrass

 
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Take a cross-cultural musical journey - from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from Cumbia to Jazz, and more - with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons.

Accordionists play throughout the park at 5pm, and at 6pm, a band with a different infectious, global beat performs each week on the Fountain Terrace.

Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List.

Soloists, 5-6pm
Alex Klein, cumbia Colombiana
Amit Schechter, pop, tango, and classical
Christy McNamara, traditional Irish music
Melissa Elledge, not your granddaddy's accordion
Red Wierenga, eclectic post-jazz
Saregama Desi Beats (harmonium), Indian saregama

Band, 6-7:15pm
Isle of Klezbos, all-women klezmer sextet features re-grooved standards and originals

 
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Take a cross-cultural musical journey - from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from Cumbia to Jazz, and more - with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons.

Accordionists play throughout the park at 5pm, and at 6pm, a band with a different infectious, global beat performs each week on the Fountain Terrace.

Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List.

Soloists, 5-6pm
Eva Salina, Balkan ballads
Gregorio Uribe, Colombian cumbia and vallenato
Gregory Grene, Celtic roots funk
Julz-A (Squeeze Rock), alternative, rock, zydeco
Mary Spencer Knapp, 1960s rock and soul, pop
Robert Duncan, French musette, Argentinian tango, classical

Band, 6-7:15pm
Los Chantas, multinational tango ensemble "up to no good" in venues around NYC

 
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Take a cross-cultural musical journey - from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from Cumbia to Jazz, and more - with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons.

Accordionists play throughout the park at 5pm, and at 6pm, a band with a different infectious, global beat performs each week on the Fountain Terrace.

Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List.

Soloists, 5-6pm
Melissa Elledge, not your granddaddy's accordion
Papa Joe De Clemente, Italian and American standards
Paul Stein, Yiddish music
Peter Flint, American classical and straight jazz
Suzanne Davenport, musette and more
Uri Sharlin, original world music

Band, 6-7:15pm
Raya Brass Band, electrifying quintet influenced by the fierce and seductive music of the Balkans

 
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Take a cross-cultural musical journey - from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from Cumbia to Jazz, and more - with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons.

Accordionists play throughout the park at 5pm, and at 6pm, a band with a different infectious, global beat performs each week on the Fountain Terrace.

Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List.

Soloists, 5-6pm
Alexander Tomkin, popular European, Russian, and Jewish music
Brooke Watkins, French musette and American jazz standards
Eric Baal (from Alpine Squeeze), German/Bavarian music
Javi Sames with Dani Guirola, la guagua, sabor Latino
Joshua Camp, Americana two-steps and waltzes
Zoran Dobrijevic, Balkan folk music

Band, 6-7:15pm
The Prodigals, accordion driven Celtic roots funk with a take-no-prisoners energy

 
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Take a cross-cultural musical journey - from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from Cumbia to Jazz, and more - with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons.

Accordionists play throughout the park at 5pm, and at 6pm, a band with a different infectious, global beat performs each week on the Fountain Terrace.

Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List.

Soloists, 5-6pm
Charley Layton, musette, vaudeville, ragtime
Frank Farber, waltzes
Jenny Luna, Balkan music
John Sherman , cajun, Appalachian, blues
Mary Spencer Knapp, 1960s rock and soul, pop
Niall O'Leary, Irish music

Band, 6-7:15pm
Uri Sharlin and the DogCat Ensemble, original music blending jazz and classical with Balkan rhythms, Arabic modes and Brazilian harmonies

 
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Take a cross-cultural musical journey - from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from Cumbia to Jazz, and more - with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons.

Accordionists play throughout the park at 5pm, and at 6pm, a band with a different infectious, global beat performs each week on the Fountain Terrace.

Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List.

Soloists, 5-6pm
Calpulli Accordion Student Ensemble, traditional Mexican melodies
Jeremy Bloom, Balkan music
Joseph Rutkowski, Polish, Italian, and French music
Maria Dessena, antiquified pop standards
Matt Dallow, eclectic rock covers

Band, 6-7:15pm
The Adlers Band, high energy German Austrian standards with an Oktoberfest flair

 
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Take a cross-cultural musical journey - from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from Cumbia to Jazz, and more - with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons.

Accordionists play throughout the park at 5pm, and at 6pm, a band with a different infectious, global beat performs each week on the Fountain Terrace.

Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List.

Soloists, 5-6pm
AK, Medieval songs, modern world
Carl Riehl, klezmer
Jenny Luna, Balkan music
JP Schlegelmilch, contemporary Brooklyn music
Papa Bavarian, German Oktoberfest and polka
Sadys Rodrigo Espitia, traditional Colombian cumbia and vallenato

Band, 6-7:15pm
Regional de NY, great traditional Brazilian choro in a contemporary NYC context

 
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Take a cross-cultural musical journey - from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from Cumbia to Jazz, and more - with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons.

Accordionists play throughout the park at 5pm, and at 6pm, a band with a different infectious, global beat performs each week on the Fountain Terrace.

Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List.

Soloists, 5-6pm
Karen Yair, Argentine tango
Mayumi Miyaoka, baroque, French/Italian waltz, Japanese folk
Michael Bellar & the AS-IS Ensemble, improvisational groove music
The Dolomites (Stevhen K. Iancu), tribal fusion from Japan and Romania
Paul Belanich, polka
Stefan Jekel, French musette and waltz

Band, 6-7:15pm
Bombay Rickey, Bollywood tinged exotic dance rhythms, with coloratura soprano and surf guitar

 
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Take a cross-cultural musical journey - from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from Cumbia to Jazz, and more - with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons.

Accordionists play throughout the park at 5pm, and at 6pm, a band with a different infectious, global beat performs each week on the Fountain Terrace.

Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List.

Soloists, 5-6pm
Art Now, Blues, pop and standards
Brooke Watkins, French musette and American jazz standards
George Saenz, Tex-Mex and soul groove
The Dolomites (Stevhen K. Iancu), tribal fusion from Japan and Romania
Kenny Margolis, zydeco and blues
Melinda Fields, Bulgarian, Serbian and Macedonian traditional music

Band, 6-7:15pm
Gregorio Uribe Band, 16-piece jazz and funk ensemble playing cumbia and vallenato from the Caribbean Coast of Colombia

 
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Take a cross-cultural musical journey - from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from Cumbia to Jazz, and more - with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons.

Accordionists play throughout the park at 5pm, and at 6pm, a band with a different infectious, global beat performs each week on the Fountain Terrace.

Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List.

 

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