Artist Roster 2015/2016

Didier Laloy (Belgium)
Elegant and eclectic, Laloy is the central figure of the revival of the diatonic accordion in Belgium

Available Projects:
BELEM Duo Didier Laloy - accordion & Kathy Adam - cello
Didier Laloy & S-Tres (trio acc-guit/piano-perc)
Didier Laloy Noir's (S-Tres & cello)
Didier Laloy & Tuur Florizoone (diatonic & chromatic accordion)

CD: BELEM, Homerecords.be, 2014
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igmBzn-oeCQ&list=LLyUEDwFmoSUAPUcJBVRQDcw
 
Booking Territory: exclusive Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Central Europe, non exclusive worldwide (except France, Benelux, Scandinavia, Spain, Canada)
Availabilities 2015: on request
Concert Dates 2015: 29.01. Freiburg (D), Showcase Internationale Kulturbörse / 05.03. Vienna (A) / 03.10. Feldkirchen (A) TBC
Based in: Belgium
www.didierlaloy.be

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Amira Medunjanin (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
The Queen of Modern Sevdah

Available Projects:
Duo Amira Medunjanin - vocals & Boško Jović - guitar
Trio Amulette Amira Medunjanin - vocals / Bojan Zulparkafić - piano / Nenad Vasilić - double bass
Quartet Amira Medunjanin - vocals / Ante Gelo - guitar / Boško Jović - guitar / Nenad Vasilić - double bass

CD: Silk and Stone, Harmonia Mundi 2014
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EXkJurTPdI&list=PLjya70LbthZ_1WjHjbBSelh_CeVGFYx2j

Booking Territory: Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy
Availabilities 2015: on request
Concert Dates 2015: 24.6. Lenzburg (CH) / 28.08. Wesel (D)
Based in: Bosnia-Herzegovina / France
www.amiramedunjanin.ba

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Branko Galoić (Croatia/France)
Poet and dreamer between irony and melancholy

Available Projects:
Duo Branko Galoić - vocals, guitar & Marko Jovanovic - mouth harmonica
Quartet Branko Galoic - vocals, guitar / Marko Jovanovic - mouth harmonica / Mahir Bostandzija - percussion / Emiiie Labarchède - cello
Bigband Skakavać Orkestar Septet guitar - vocals - tuba - trumpet - mouth harmonica - percussion - cello - violin

CD: 82 Ej Ti Tu!?, Silvox 2011
Video: http://vimeo.com/6980507

Booking Territory: Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Central Europe
Availabilities 2015: on request
Based in: France / Germany
http://branko-galoic.com

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Maurizio Geri Swingtet (Italy)
Swing Manouche all'Italiana
Maurizio Geri - vocals, guitar / Luca Giovacchini – guitar /
Michele Marini – clarinet / Giacomo Tosti – accordion, piano /
Nicola Vernuccio – double bass

CD: Tito Tariero, Materiali Sonori 2012
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3wZeOrMzHA

Booking Territory: Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Central Europe
Availabilities 2015: on request
Based in: Italy
https://www.facebook.com/mauriziogeriswingtet

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Renato Borghetti (Brazil)
Squeezebox gaúcho with passion and flair
Renato Borghetti – accordion / Pedro Figueiredo – Sax, Flute /
Daniel Sá – guitar / Vitor Peixoto – Piano
 
CD: Andanças, Saphrane/Music&Words 2010
DVD: Renato Borghetti Quartet Europa, Estaçao Electrica 2012
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNjXiYB1eug&list=PLBBE26D3A0C2D4FF7&index=6

Booking Territory: exclusive Europe & Mediterranean, non exclusive rest of the world
Availabilities Europe 2015: first half of May
Concert Dates 2015: 04.05. Wien (A) / 06.05. Cluj (RO) TBC  / 08.05. Bucarest (RO) TBC
Based in: Southern Brazil
www.renatoborghetti.com.br

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Juan Carlos Cáceres & Tango Negro Trio (Argentina/Uruguay)
"Argentine Paolo Conte" travels back to the black roots of Tango.
Juan Carlos Caceres – vocals / Carlos Buschini – double bass /
Marcelo Russillo - drums / Davide Pecetto - bandoneon (optional)       

CD: No Me Rompas Las Bolas, Felmay 2011

Booking Territory: worldwide
Availabilities 2015: on request
Concert Dates 2015: 02.08. Locarno (CH) TBC
Based in: France & Italy
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Juan-Carlos-Caceres-Tango-Negro-Trio/514212351935594

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Las Hermanas Caronni (Argentina)
Shades of Ravel and Debussy blend with the folk tunes of the Pampas: Clever, discretely sensual, endlessly elegant.
Gianna Caronni - clarinet and vocals
Laura Caronni - cello and vocals

CD: Vuela! 2013
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuLOqP89r8w&list=PLjya70LbthZ8PQxzFMHAbS9Ipb2DmAepS&index=3

Booking Territory: Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Central Europe
Availabilities 2015: August - December
Based in: France
www.lashermanascaronni.com

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Gaia Cuatro (Argentina/Japan)
Just across the border of jazz, a magic blend of Argentine strength and refined Japanese tradition.
Gerardo di Giusto – piano / Carlos “El tero Buschini” – double bass /
Aska Kaneko – vocals, violin / Tomohiro Yahiro - drums

CD: Haruka feat. Paolo Fresu, ABeat records 2010
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtmhKI1MeWA&list=PLDD7B3C46E3799CAC

Booking Territory: Europe
Availabilities Europe 2015: first half of November
Availabilities Europe 2016: summer festivals
Based in: France, Italy, Japan
http://www.abeatmanagement.com

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Danças Ocultas (Portugal)
Four enchanting accordions from the edge of Europe.
Artur Fernandes – acc / Francisco Miguel – acc / Filipe Cal – acc / Filipe Ricardo - acc

Available projects:
Danças Ocultas
Danças Ocultas & Dom La Nena
Danças Ocultas & Maria João

CD: Alento, IPlay 2011
EP: Arco, Danças Ocultas feat. Dom La Nena, Uguru 2014
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43zgEtEtaYY

Booking Territory: worldwide except E, P, NL, B, F, UK
Availabilities 2015: on request
Concert Dates 2015: 25.6. Givry (F) (DO & Dom La Nena) / Oct-Nov China Tour
Based in: Portugal
www.dancasocultas.com

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Donauwellenreiter (Austria/Italy)
Massive Waves Made by a Distinctive Sound
Thomas Castañeda - piano / Maria Craffonara - vocals, violin / Lukas Lauermann - cello / Jörg Mikula - drums

CD: Messeï, Intuition Records 2013
Nominated for Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik 2014
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbZdYj_dTrk&list=PLjya70LbthZ_jjAImEImzMKmrcNNaQUp-

Booking Territory: worldwide
Availabilities 2015: on request
Concert Dates 2015: 07&08.01. Teheran (Iran) 29.01. Wien (A) / 20.02. Seekirchen (A) / 22.04. Wiener Neustadt (A) / 30.04. Rottweil (D) / 11.09. Bad Kreuznach (D) / 21.11. Oberberken (D) / 22.11. Freudenstadt (D) / 27.11. Mühlheim (D) / 01.12. Wien (A) TBC
Based in: Austria
www.donauwellenreiter.com

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Javier Girotto & Aires Tango (Argentina / Italy)
"Treated Tango": Argentine Tango meets Jazz improvisation.
Javier Girotto – sax / Alessandro Gwis – piano / Michele Rabbia – percussion / Marco Sinisalco - bass

CD: 10/15, Parco della Musica/Egea, 2009
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F518pZmyGUY

Booking Territory: Europe (except Italy)
Availabilities 2015: on request
Based in: Italy
www.javiergirotto.com

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Maria João (Portugal)
The queen of vocal acrobacy presents an eclectic mix of ethnic music, modern jazz and avant-garde. 

Available Projects:
Maria João & Mario Laginha duo
Maria João & Mario Laginha Iridescente quartet
Maria João OGRE (trio or quintet, Maria's new electronic project)

CD: Iridescente, Universal 2012
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60J5QQuIl-8&list=PLjya70LbthZ9mbRXBxdCr9P-vMFTu32DF

Booking Territory: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Central Europe
Availabilities 2015: on request
Concert Dates 2015: 15.08. Meiningen (D) / 29.08. Wesel (D)
Based in: Portugal
www.mariajoao.org

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Maria Kalaniemi (Finland)
The queen of Finnish bellows

Available Projects:
Vilda Rosor (trio acc-guit-harmonium)
Bellow Poetry (duo acc-guit)
Akerö (duo acc-piano)

CD: Kaustinen Live 2003, Akerö 2014
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qq00IvBljB0
 
Booking Territory: Austria & Central Europe, Italy, Portugal
Availabilities 2015: on request
Concert Dates 2015: 16.03. Wien (A)
Based in: Finland
www.mariakalaniemi.com

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Martin Lubenov (Bulgaria/Austria)
Gypsy music meets Jazz meets Tango Nuevo meets Salsa meets Musette – the king of Balkan swing!

Available projects:
Martin Lubenov solo / Martin Lubenov & Nicolas Simion Duo / Jazzta Prasta (trio or quartet) / Martin Lubenov Orkestar (septet)

New CD due in March 2015!!!
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_ybY1FHeKk&list=PL30817A1D8BC567E1&index=15

Booking Territory: worldwide
Touring Periods 2015: on request
Concert Dates 2015: 07.03. Wien (A), Jazzta Prasta Trio
Based in: Austria / Bulgaria
http://martinlubenov.eu

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Mostar Sevdah Reunion (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
Sevdah for the 21st century
Miso Petrovic - lead guitar / Sandi Durakovic - rhythm guitar / Senad Trnovac – drums / Marko Jakovljevic - bass / Nermin Alukic Cerkez - lead vocal and guitar / Vanja Radoja - violin
 
CD & Documentary: Tales From a Forgotten City, 2013
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Sx3s3UX4hA&list=PLjya70LbthZ-ob16rT92CoWoBRjMAO8j1&index=8

Booking Territory: Austria & Central Europe
Availabilities 2015: on request
www.mostarsevdahreunion.com

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Maja Osojnik Band (Slovenia/Austria)
Slovene folk songs transformed by an extravagant underground diva
Maja Osojnik - vocals / Michael Bruckner-Weinhuber - guitar/ Philipp Jagschitz / piano, accordion / Bernd Satzinger  - double bass / Matthias Koch - drums

CD: "CrneVode - Black Waters", Viennese Soulfood Records 2010
Nominated for Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6pvo3piLnE&list=PL9833C7B726E39D32&index=7

Booking Territory: worldwide
Availabilities 2015: on request
Based in: Austria
http://maja.klingt.org

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Riccardo Tesi (Italy)
The grandmaster of the organetto and great innovator of the Tuscan Ballo Liscio.

Available projects:
Riccardo Tesi solo
Banditaliana (quartet acc-sax-voc/guit-perc)
Riccardo Tesi & Maurizio Geri (duo acc-voc/guit)
Riccardo Tesi Cameristico (quartet acc-piano-cello-clarinet)

CD: Maggio, Materiali Sonori 2014
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp3v4gohHJE

Booking territory: Europe (except UK)
Availabilities 2015: on request
Concert Dates 2015: 26.01. Salzburg (A) / 30.01. Feldkirchen (A) / 23.07. Graz (A) / 25.07. Bad Wildungen (D) / 19.11. Baden (A) TBC
Based in: Italy
www.riccardotesi.com

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Zamballarana (Corsica/France)
Archaic male polyphonies dance with jazz, latin and oriental sounds
Laurent Barbolosi – vocals, violin, trumpet, tres, banjo / Jérôme Casalonga – vocals, soprano sax, cueca, darbuka / Nicolas Debelle – bass / Jérémy Lohier – accordion / Vincent Geraldi – drums, balafon

CD: Carnavale, Casa Éditions 2012
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMNjysjvKVs

Booking territory: worldwide (except F)
Availabilities 2015: on request
Based in: Corsica
www.zamballarana.com
 

CultureWorks
Sabina Schebrak

Albertgasse 13-15/R4, A-1080 Wien
Tel. +43-1-522352210
e-mail: sabina@cultureworks.at
website: www.cultureworks.at

 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 10:17

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