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Byblos hypnotized by Khalife, orchestra, ensemble & soloists

BYBLOS, Lebanon: Oud virtuoso, vocalist and composer Marcel Khalife brought the Byblos International Festival audience to its feet Thursday evening. For more than two hours, the spectators witnessed a night of outstanding instrumental solos, performed alongside mass choral and solo voice performances and orchestral compositions. …. Accordionist and…Continue reading

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The next accordion star: Julien Labro

by Howard Reich May 13, 2014 The accordion doesn’t get much respect in the United States – not since “The Lawrence Welk Show” and uncounted polka bands placed the instrument well outside the realm of chic. Nevertheless, the glorious squeezebox…Continue reading

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Interview for 92Y @ SubCulture

Julien Labro talks about the accordion, bandoneón and his upcoming concert, part of the 92Y at SubCulture series.  The NewYorker & the New York Times both picked it as part of their Fall preview so come and join us on…Continue reading

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Labro’s seemingly nonchalant virtuosity…

Review: Exuberant jazz from the Hot Club of Detroit by Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune There may be hope yet for the great city of Detroit. If it can drive through bankruptcy proceedings the way one of its leading…Continue reading

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New Arrangement of Oblivion for Curtis on Tour

Watch the beautiful performance here Nadir Khashimov, violin Jason Vieaux, guitar John-Henry Crawford, cello Performed on Sunday, January 27, 2013 Gould Rehearsal Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia   Throughout his career, Argentine composer and bandoneón virtuoso Ástor Piazzolla redefined the…Continue reading

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Review: The Hot Club of Detroit @ the Van Dyck, 2/1/13

Review by J Hunter Photographs by Rudy Lu Some music just needs to be seen in a small space. For instance, even though Troy Savings Bank Music Hall was acoustically perfect for Hot Club of San Francisco, both the band and the…Continue reading

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Recent Review from the Boston Musical Intelligencer

Concert Review: Praise for Fresh Ways with Vieaux and Labro by David Patterson Rounds of praise are due a brand new duo that made its Boston debut last night at The Roxbury Latin School. Guitarist Jason Vieaux and accordionist Julien Labro each…Continue reading

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New music/interview with guitarist Jason Vieaux from WGBH Boston

Guitarist Jason Vieaux and bandoneónist Julien Labro play music that breaks genre boundaries in the Fraser Performance Studio. Listen to the interview with Cathy Fuller on WBGH Boston. Listen here

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Preview of Labro’s appearance with Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Brazilian jazz, Mussorgsky on DSO bill By Lawrence B. Johnson Exotic Brazilian jazz in a lush symphonic setting awaits patrons of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s third annual weekend of outdoor concerts at the Edsel and Eleanore Ford House in Grosse Pointe…Continue reading

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Labro featured on Grammy-award winning vocalist Cassandra Wilson’s Another Country

Genre defying vocalist Cassandra Wilson’s latest album, Another Country, represents a strong departure from her previous material focusing largely on guitar-oriented sounds. To foster this new musical direction she again collaborated with jazz guitarist/producer Fabrizio Sotti, with whom she worked…Continue reading

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