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New Perspective: Julien Labro is redefining the accordion

Written by Jane Simons. When Julien Labro performs, he wants to change your mind about what the accordion can do. And Labro will attempt just that with an April 27 performance at the Gilmore Keyboard Festival. Although he has performed…Continue reading

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Concert review: Hot Club, guest accordionist excel in unamplified show

Written by Susan L. Pena. In the endless menagerie of jazz formats, an unamplified concert is perhaps the rarest bird of all. But thanks to Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest’s new partnership with the WCR Center for the Arts, that what…Continue reading

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Berks Jazz Festival 2018 Preview Article

Written by Don Botch. When the Hot Club of Reading plays a Berks Jazz Fest concert Thursday night at the WCR Center for the Arts, it will welcome as a special guest a French accordion virtuoso who 20 years ago crossed…Continue reading

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Julien Labro Expresses Love for Jazz Through the Accordion

By J.C. Lee When Julien Labro was a young boy in Rodez, France, he never thought his accordion would take him around the world. But in the last year, the 34-year-old’s music has taken him throughout the Middle East, to…Continue reading

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“From This Point Forward” included in ‘Ten New Classical Albums’ (Chicago Tribune)

By John von Rhein New albums find Chicago classical musicians, ensembles and composers blazing new artistic paths, moving into unusual areas of the repertory, refusing to be pigeonholed. Here is a sampling of some of the more significant recent releases that…Continue reading

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Apricity – Concerto for Accordion & Orchestra (Julien Labro)

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Interview for Premiere of “Apricity” Accordion Concerto by Labro Performed w/ Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra

By Patricia Gendrey Première mondiale d’une pièce d’un compositeur français à Katara Julien Labro est accordéoniste, compositeur et arrangeur. Son concerto pour accordéon et orchestre – Apricity – sera joué pour la première fois à Katara, samedi 11 avril. Il…Continue reading

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Labro Featured in Chamber Music America Magazine ‘Art of Opportunity’

By Paul Brady After some serendipitous beginning, a forward-thinking string quartet and a composer/accordionist with deep jazz cred are collaborating on new repertoire for their hybrid ensemble. Lake Michigan’s South Shore is dotted with steel mills and meat-packing plants, rail…Continue reading

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Accordina Warm Up

Little warm up before session with pianist extraordinaire Fernando Otero

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Premiere of “Dialogues of Love” by Avner Dorman w/ the Grand Rapids Symphony

By Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk Grand Rapids Symphony music director David Lockington led an epic night of epic music making with choral and instrumental music of the highest caliber. The Grammy Award-nominated orchestra performed a work by a composer of a Grammy…Continue reading

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