Who are Jac & Co? Details taken from their website...
For over 27 years, virtuoso accordionist Jacques Pellarin, Jac, has brought the sounds of the French countryside to all corners of the globe. With 8 albums and multiple international tours, he has shared his musette-inspired accordion compositions with a world-wide audience.
Jacques’ s professional career began as part of the internationally acclaimed Baikal Duo and after 18 years of classical performances, Jacques formed a quartet and an acoustic trio in order to pursue a freer interpretation of jazz and world music. In 2011, the Jacques Pellarin Quartet released the critically-acclaimed album Sup Dude and today, Jacques continues to compose, perform, and tour with his wife, Corinne, Co, who sings —focusing now on sharing his music with a larger global audience through strategic placements and song licensing deals.
Here is what Jacques explains:
"Through my compositions, I invite the audience to discover a chameleon accordion, different from the musette clichés, offering very eclectic styles like the tango nuevo, the rumba, the son and other Latin rhythms, the milonga, the swing waltz, the sertao and the Brazilian samba, a jazz ballade, inspirations from music of the Balkans or Yiddish getting close to jazz and other surprises more classical…"
Here is what the reviewer, Bruce Lindsay, says about Jacques' s music:
“French accordionist and composer Jacques Pellarin has the welcome ability to craft music which is technically challenging, yet immediately accessible and engaging. Pellarin is a superbly lyrical player, Pellarin's writing emphasizes catchy hooks, danceable rhythms and light, upbeat, melodies.” -- Bruce Lindsay All About Jazz
"When you need to create an atmosphere of love and romance,
When you need to evoke the mood of a smoky Parisian café,
When you need to capture the sound of mystery, journeys or lost loves,
Come and listen to the music of a French accordion virtuoso !" says Jacques.
What about listening to Tzigane Party on YouTube... to get an idea what you could come and enjoy with students of Alliance Française de Bristol next Friday, for more info...