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 numerous times in Michigan, this is his first appearance at the Gilmore, which he has thought was “very cool” for at least 10 years now. “Now, it’s reality. I’m going to enjoy every minute for sure,” Labro said. During the first half of his show, he will be accompanied by a pianist in more of a chamber style featuring classical music. “For the second part, I’ll be bringing my jazz quartet in and we will feature more of my own compositions and the jazzier side of things,” he said. Continue to full article
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