Dan Newton's Cafe Accordion Orchestra CD release with Diane Jarvi and Tony Balluff

Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 8:00pm

Seated show

Café Accordion Orchestra

Cafe Accordion Orchestra returns to The Cedar for their eighth annual January concert. This time they will be celebrating the release of their ninth full-length album, La Zingara. The concert and album will feature a broad range of sounds from cultures connected to the Gypsy lifestyle, from French Manouche to the Bohemian drifter and American cowboy.

CAO brings with them the two special guests that wowed last years sold-out house, vocalist, Diane Jarvi and clarinetist Tony Balluff. Diane has a voice that is amazingly supple with an astonishing dynamic range and quality. Tony has been rocking and swinging concert stages and dance halls for years with his smooth New Orleans style. Their collaboration with CAO has become a highlight for band and audience members alike.

Arrive when doors open for a slice of galette in celebration of La Fête Des Rois, in partnership with Alliance Française, and enjoy French songs peppered throughout the evening's music.

Ticket options and info

  • On sale date: now ONLINE ONLY
  • Online: Ticketweb (fees apply) (click on red Buy Tickets button at top of this page)
  • The Cedar is an all ages venue
  • Students with ID, seniors over 65, and children under 12 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...

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