This Week in Accordion: NAA Convention

What’s squeezin’ this week?

  • National Accordion Convention (Wednesday-Sunday in Richardson, TX)
    The National Accordion Association’s annual convention promises a diverse lineup of concerts, workshops, jam sessions, and more. It’s possibly the only place you can attend a Fred Ziwich Cleveland-style polka workshop followed by a Joél Guzman Tex-Mex button accordion workshop. (Update: There’s an article and video about the festival over at the Dallas Morning News.)
  • Klezmer en Buenos Aires (Wednesday in Stanford, CA)
    The acclaimed duo of César Lerner (accordion) and Marcelo Moguilevsky (clarinet/sax) make their first Bay Area appearance at Stanford on Wednesday, followed by a show in Berkeley on Saturday. Their unique sound combines Argentinian folk music with jazz, tango, and klezmer. (For more info, read the writeup in Sunday’s San Jose Mercury News.)
  • Musical Fortunes (Thursday in Berkeley, CA)
    Berkeley’s Jewish Music Festival kicks off with an original work composed by one of our local favorites, composer/accordionist Dan Cantrell. His “Musical Fortunes” explores themes based on traditional Jewish and Romani (Gypsy) music and features the Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble, Michael Alpert, and Rumen Shopov.

Check our calendar for more, including Daran Kravanh in Los Angeles and a tasty zydeco lineup at the Cajun-Zydeco Crawfish Festival in St. Petersburg, Florida.

If there’s an accordion event in your area that we’ve missed let us know!

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