Artists on tour 2016 - 2017

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

Available Projects:
BELEM Didier Laloy (acc) & Kathy Adam (cello) 
BELEM & Ensemble Quartz 
Noir's (quartet, concert in the dark)
Didier Laloy & Tuur Florizoone (diatonic & chromatic accordion)

CD: BELEM,, 2014
Booking Territory: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy
Availabilities 2016: on request
Concert Dates 2015: 23.10. Budapest, WOMEX Showcase / 12.11. Kehl (D)
Concert Dates 2016: 25.03. Ettelbruck (L) / 23.07. Salzburg (A) TBC
Based in: Belgium

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

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

New CD: Plástico, Maria João OGRE (O-Tone Music, release Sept 04)


Booking Territory: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Central Europe / Germany in cooperation with O-Tone Music
Availabilities 2016: on request
Concert Dates 2015: 13.11. Novi Sad (Serbia) Maria João & Maria Laginha
Concert dates 2016: 29.04. Basel (CH) Maria João OGRE / 28.10. Duisburg (D) Maria João & Mario Laginha 
Based in: Portugal

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

Booking Territory: Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy
Availabilities 2016: on request
Concert Dates 2015: 19.11. Zürich (CH) / 20.11. Linz (A) / 21.11. Wien (A)
Concert Dates 2016: 30.03.-04.04. Taiwan
Based in: Bosnia-Herzegovina / France 

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

Available Projects:
Bigband Skakavać Orkestar 

CD: 82 Ej Ti Tu!?, Silvox 2011

Availabilities 2016:  March-April / on request
Concert Dates 2015: 25.10. Salzburg (A)
Based in: France

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: Swing a Sud, Materiali Sonori 2015

Availabilities 2016: on request
Based in: Italy

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

Booking Territory: exclusive Europe & Mediterranean, non exclusive rest of the world
Availabilities Europe 2016:  July / October
Based in: Southern Brazil

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

New CD: Navegamundos, November 2015

Booking Territory: Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Central Europe
Availabilities 2016: on request
Concert Dates 2016: 28.01. Freiburg (D), Kulturbörse / 28.01. Zürich (CH) / 29.01. Locarno (CH)
Based in: France

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

New CD: Kaze feat. Paolo Fresu, Solis String Quartet

Booking Territory: Europe
Availabilities Europe 2016: July
Concert Dates 2015: 13.11. Chioggia (I) / 14.11. Epinal (F)
Based in: France, Italy, Japan

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 & local orchestra

CD: Alento, IPlay 2011
EP: Arco, Danças Ocultas feat. Dom La Nena, Uguru 2014

Booking Territory: worldwide except E, P
Availabilities 2016: on request
Concert Dates 2015:  Nov 07-14 China Tour
Concert Dates 2016:  14-18.02. Quebec (CAN), Showcase Le Rideau 12.05. Onex (CH) DO & Dom La Nena / 15.06. Lenzburg (CH) DO & Dom La Nena
Based in: Portugal

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

Booking Territory: worldwide 
Availabilities 2015/16: on request
Concert Dates 2015: 07.11. Landeck (A) / 20.11. Innsbruck (A) / 01.12. Wien (A) 
Concert Dates 2016: 01.04. Bruneck (I) / 19.11. St. Ulrich im Greith (A)
Based in: Austria

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

Booking Territory: Europe (except Italy)
Availabilities 2016: on request
Based in: Italy

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
Booking Territory: Austria & Central Europe, Italy, Portugal
Availabilities 2016: on request
Concert Dates 2015: 22.10. Regensburg (D) / 23.10. Halle (D) / 24.10. Salzburg (A)
Based in: Finland

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

Booking Territory: Austria & Central Europe
Availabilities 2016: on request

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

Available projects:
Bella Ciao, the songs of the Italian Folk revival with Lucilla Galeazzi, Elena Ledda and Ginevra di Marco
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)

Bella Ciao, Visage Music/Materiali Sonori 2015
Maggio, Materiali Sonori/Galileo MC 2014

Booking territory: Europe 
Availabilities 2016: on request
Concert Dates 2015: 19.11. Baden (A) / 20.11. Rohrbach (A) / 21.11. Innsbruck (A)
Concert Dates 2016: 28.01. Freiburg (D), Kulturbörse /09&10.06. Luxemburg (L)
Based in: Italy

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

Booking territory: worldwide (except F)
Availabilities 2016: on request
Based in: Corsica
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Others news

(Last Minute) Availabilities & Touring Periods 2017/18

by Cultureworks on Thu, 23/03/2017 - 14:29
Dear promoters, music lovers and friends, what exciting times! The photo shows the breathtakting scenery in the Columbian harbour city of Cartagena, where on January 11 Renato Borghetti Quartet performed together with Vincent Peirani Trio and the newly founded  Cartagena Symphony Orchestra on the occasion of Festival... read more


by Cultureworks on Tue, 13/12/2016 - 11:00
MARIA JOÃO NEWS Maria João⎟OGRE "Songs for Shakespeare" Maria João & Guinga "Mar Afora" Last Minute Availabilities February   Dear promoters, just before the Year of Shakespeare comes to its end, we have some interesting news from Portuguese singer Maria João: SONGS FOR SHAKESPEARE is the title of the... read more

Last minute booking Summer & Fall 2016

by Cultureworks on Thu, 09/06/2016 - 09:56
LAST MINUTE BOOKING SUMMER & AUTUMN 2016 Dear promoters and music lovers, the following artists will be touring in Central Europe & Italy during the next months and are still available for last minute tie-ins. I am looking forward to your requests and ideas! For the complete updated agenda and booking... read more

Artist Roster 2015/2016

by Cultureworks on Tue, 13/01/2015 - 10:17
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 &... read more


by Cultureworks on Mon, 06/10/2014 - 11:04
  Didier Laloy & Kathy Adam (B) BELEM     New CD and Tour Offer 2015       Didier Laloy - accordion / Kathy Adam - violoncello       For a long time these two... read more

Maria Joao OGRE - available for booking 2014-2015

by Cultureworks on Wed, 23/04/2014 - 12:48
  MARIA JOÃO OGRE   presented at Jazzahead by CultureWorks   Austrian Stand B10       The Portuguese grande dame of vocal acrobacy proudly presents her hew electronic project: With OGRE Maria João... read more

Artists on tour 2014

by Cultureworks on Tue, 17/12/2013 - 09:58
  CULTUREWORKS ARTISTS ON TOUR 2014   Dear colleagues and friends,   the following artists will be on tour in (Central) Europe during the following months and are still open for tie in dates and all our bands can be booked on request all year.   Looking forward to your ideas... read more


by Cultureworks on Fri, 07/09/2012 - 02:00
  LAST MINUTE OFFER AROUND WOMEX DATES RICARDO HERZ TRIO (BRAZIL) Dear promoters in Europe, Brazilian violinist Ricardo Herz and his Trio are the only Brazilian project selected for a WOMEX showcase this year. They are still looking for last minute tie in possibilities around the following dates: october 19, Thessaloniki... read more