Richard Galliano New Jazz Musette Quartet 

FRANCE

    Don Galliano

    World-famous jazz accordionist Richard Galliano is a participant of the XV International Music Festival «Kaliningrad City Jazz». This is the musician’s second visit to Kaliningrad: he appeared on the stage of the third festival in 2008. 12 years later, he came with his associates as a member of the New Jazz Musette quartet.

    A friend and disciple of Astor Piazzola, a virtuoso master of accordion and bandoneon, is considered the founder of a new musical genre – the «new musette», which combines Mediterranean music, Jazz, French chanson and Classical music. The eclecticism of Galliano ‘s creativity and the highest performing skills allowed critics to call the musician the best accordionist in the world. For the organizers of the festival, it was also an occasion to invite the maestro to the anniversary festival and mark his performance as «selected»: this is the emphasis on the artists who took part in the festival over the years and received special recognition from the audience of «Kaliningrad City Jazz».

    August 29, Main stage
    Performance time to be announced