Dan Newton's Café Accordion Orchestra presents Midnight in Paris

with guests Diane Jarvi and Tony Balluff
Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 8:00pm

Seated show

Café Accordion Orchestra

Genre-hopping favorites Café Accordion Orchestra return for another night of French-inspired musical fun. Midnight in Paris is a follow up to last year’s successful show, French Music and Music of the French Diaspora. CAO will conjure up the dark and exotic feel of late night in the City of Lights with French Musette, Gypsy and American swing, and French-tinged music from around the world.

CAO will bring two guests to the stage at this year's concert.

Captivating chanteuse DIANE JARVI is a singer-songwriter known for her poetic and jazzy approach to world folk music. She has appeared on two of Cafe Accordion Orchestra's recordings, and will sing French, Occitane, Cabo Verdean Creole and American French classics.

Renowned clarinetist TONY BALLUFF was schooled in the New Orleans tradition by alumni of local legends, The Hall Brothers Jazz Band. Tony works that sound in wherever he can- with his own band, Southside Aces,  The Bill Evans New Orleans Jazz Band, and Patty & The Buttons.

Please come early and join the celebration of La Fête des Rois with Alliance Française--cake in the lobby, while supplies last!

Ticket options and info

  • On sale date: now
  • Phone: 612-338-2674 ext 2 ($1 fee per ticket)
  • In person: From a Cedar volunteer in the front lobby during events (no fee; cash, check, credit card), Depth of Field (no fee; cash or check only), or Electric Fetus (small fee)
  • Online: Ticketweb (fees apply) (click on red Buy Tickets button at top of this page)
  • All Cedar shows are all ages.
  • Students with ID may purchase tickets at a discount at the door.
Café Accordion Orchestra
CAO is led by DAN “Daddy Squeeze” NEWTON on accordion and vocals, with ERIC MOHRING on mandolin, violin and vocals, ERIK LILLESTOL on bass and vocals, ROBERT BELL on guitar and vocals and JOE STEINGER on percussion. They have appeared in New York ...
Diane Jarvi playing guitar under trees
Diane Jarvi grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota a daughter of a conservationist and a poet. “I thought I was either going to work in the National Park system or publish world literature. Instead I sing poems about nature and love in a bunch of languages.”...
Tony Balluff
Tony Balluff has been playing clarinet for 35 years. It wasn’t until 1998, however, that he began to seriously play jazz. It was then his training began in earnest when he met and started playing with The Bill Evans New Orleans Jazz Band, featuring original...

Major Funders

The McKnight FoundationTarget

Minnesota State Arts BoardThis activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota