Valse américaine: Holshouser, Newton, Vietty
Valse american is a concert featuring three leading American accordionists brought together by their shared love and expertise of the French waltz (called valse in French) repertoire.
This concert is produced in cooperation with The NAAC and is part of our mission to create opportunities for audiences and performers.
Will Holshouser // Brooklyn, NY.
Will Holshouser was given an accordion as a surprise when he was still young and impressionable. He has since found a unique niche for himself as an accordionist, improviser, and composer in many different areas of music. He tours regularly with jazz violinist Regina Carter and her band Reverse Thread. He also plays in a collaborative trio with Amsterdam-based improvisers, drummer Han Bennink & saxophonist/clarinetist Michael Moore. http://www.willholshouser.com
Dan Newtown // St. Paul, MN.
Dan Newton has been dazzling audiences with his creative accordion style for over 30 years. His fresh approach to the much-maligned squeeze- box and his mind-boggling repertoire of both original and traditional material will change the mind of the most hardened accordion skeptic. Dan draws influences for songs and tunes from such sources as French Musette, Gypsy Swing, Cajun, Jug band, Tex-Mex and Cumbia. He calls this global gumbo “ethnoclectic” music. Daddy Squeeze entertains and also enlightens his audiences with stories and colorful anecdotes about the accordion and his experiences while making a living playing the instrument he loves. http://daddysqueeze.com/
Dallas Vietty // Philadelphia, PA.
Award-winning accordionist and educator Dallas Vietty is one of the most in-demand young accordionists performing jazz and swing in the United States today. Dallas’ unique style comes from his background in the American jazz tradition, as well as deep study and immersion in the European swing tradition of Django Reinhardt (Gypsy Jazz) and the French musette and jazz accordionists. His groups have performed at some of the top U.S. festivals: Djangology NYC, TEDx Philly, Djangoary Festival, to name a few. As a sideman his performances have taken him to legendary venues such as The Iridium Jazz Club NYC, BB King’s Time Square, The Highline Ballroom NYC, and the Philadelphia Kimmel Center Verizon Hall. http://dallasvietty.com
Call for reservations: 215-242-6200
Location: Paris Bistro
8229 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118