Fri Oct 26

Julien Labro & the Chanson Experiment

Fri, October 26
8:30PM / $20
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Nighttown

12387 Cedar Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44106

Julien Labro

Dynamic Accordion Player from the Hot Club of Detroit back on stage at Nighttown with his Group! Featuring Julien Labro: accordion; Jon Dixon: piano; Jordan Schug: bass; David Alvarez: drums.

Labro takes the audience on a trip down memory lane with his new project Julien Labro & The Chanson Experiment through which he explores the beauty and lyricism of the French chansons. Labro revisits the sounds of his childhood in Rodez, a small town in the south of France, by modernizing the classics of Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Michel Legrand, Charles Aznavour and many more.

Known for his work with various artists and groups such as Hot Club of Detroit & Jason Vieaux, Labro imbues The Chanson Experiment with a range of influences from his eclectic background, which ranges from classical, folk, jazz to hip hop, electric, and world music. Labro's unique vision weaves together diverse genre bending inspirations that are impossible to unravel, creating a voice that resonates with modern styles as boldly as it evokes timeless classics.

The accordion, the cornerstone of the French chanson, shines at the forefront of this program and sparkles in Labro's capable hands with jaw-dropping virtuosity. Labro brings a modern harmonic sophistication to heart-on-your-sleeve themes, without losing the original intentions. The program follows Labro into an adventurous new territory filled with twists and turns that simultaneously embraces, challenges and reimagines classics for the contemporary audience.
 
Based in New York City, Labro has assembled a cast of musicians, each of whom brings additional, unique influences and experiences to the music. The band features Jon Dixon on piano, Jordan Schug on bass, and David Alvarez on drums.

About Julien Labro
Heralded as “the next accordion star” by the Chicago Tribune, French-born Julien Labro has established himself as one of the foremost accordion and bandoneón players in the classical and jazz genres. Deemed to be “a triple threat: brilliant technician, poetic melodist and cunning arranger,” his artistry, virtuosity, and creativity as a musician, composer and arranger have earned him international acclaim and continue to astonish audiences worldwide. He has shared the stage and/or recorded with a myriad of eclectic artists including João Donato, Cassandra Wilson, Paquito D'Rivera, Maria Schneider, Miguel Zenón and Tommy Emmanuel to name a few.

  "Julien Labro put on a show that was blistering in both pace and quality."
Aspen Times  

"Julien rips like you won't believe. I was astounded by his mastery of that rather difficult instrument and by the beauty of his solo lines."
Keyboard Magazine
 
"What accordionist Julien Labro makes crystal-clear is that he's a jazz improviser and he's ready to swing the house down."
The Buffalo News

 "Labro's virtuosity on the button accordion is matched by a dazzling creativity and a big heart, as he demonstrated in solo after solo."
The Reading Eagle

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Fri, October 26

8:30PM / $20
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