30th National Accordion Association (NAA) Convention…. Big Success! - USA

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Norman SeatonDr. Norman Seaton, President of the National Accordion Association (NAA), and the Board of Directors Nick Ballarini, Nancy Bernstein, Rebecca Ratcliff and Sharon Seaton organized the 2017 NAA 30th Anniversary Convention.

The very successful convention included a variety of excellent workshops and concerts with unique talent which intrigued, educated, and entertained the first timer and seasoned conventioneer alike.

The feeling throughout the convention was one of great warmth and acceptance of all levels of playing.

Read the full report with photos by USA News Editor Rita Barnea at: 2017NAAReport


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Beltango Quintet Extensive 2017 Tours - Europe

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Aleksandar NikolicThe very popular Beltango Quintet is touring extensively in the coming months to many countries.

Beltango is led by Aleksandar Nikolic (bandoneon & Artistic Director - picture left) with other members being: Ivana Nikolica (piano & vocal), Antonija Barna & Vladimir Nikolic (Violin), Bogdan Pejic (guitar), Petar Holik & Ljubinko Lazic (double bass).


Jon Persson Accordion Classes for Chinese Seafarers – Pacific Ocean

Jon PerssonBeginner accordion classes were recently conducted for Chinese passengers on a 3,000-passenger ship in the fleet of the Princess Cruise Line, one of the largest cruise lines in the world.

The classes were limited to 20 students, open to people aged 8-88, and were conducted by American pianist/accordionist, and long-time Princess Cruises musician Jon Persson (picture left). As the classes were only 30 minutes long, and held twice during each 5 day cruise, there was not a lot of time to delve deeply into accordion technique.


2018 March Guinness World Record Attempt, London – UK

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Nikolai RyskovLondon-based Russian accordionist Nikolai Ryskov (picture left) is organizing an accordion world record attempt next year. The intention is to gather together accordionists all playing an easy version of ‘Libertango’ by Astor Piazzolla.

This event will take place on Ryskovs birthday, March 11th 2018 in a central London location to be announced.

There will be a whole program of music and dance with food and drinks available and accordion displays.


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CD Reviews

Review of Two Jazz Improvisation eBooks by Renzo Ruggieri - Italy

10 Approaches to Jazz Improvisation eBookDieci Approcci All’ImprovvisazioneCD Reviews Index for the Review of the two eBooks (sent to you by email) written by Renzo Ruggieri, reviewed by Prof. A Mugnoz in Italian and English.

- English: Ten Approaches to (Jazz) Improvisation by Renzo Ruggieri
- Italian: Dieci Approcci all'improvvisazione (jazz), Renzo Ruggieri
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New and Updated Sites

Updated Site: Franco Cambareri Two New Works Released - Australia

Bahian SambaFranco CambareriFranco Cambareri has released two new compositions:

cfranco220 - Bahian Samba
Grade 3, 2 pages, Bahian Samba is a melodic Samba.

cfranco221 - Danza Vittoriosa - mp3 sound file available
Grade 4, 4 pages, Danza Vittoriosa (Victory Dance) is a Paso Doble with a Victory Marching Dance.

These works are eSheet (pdf file, able to be emailed to you) and can be purchased online with secure server credit card.


Gary Dahl Releases My Melancholy Baby - USA

Music sampleGary Dahl has released "something new for solos...an educational lead sheet, Catalog: DH0258 My Melancholy Baby composed by Ernie Burnett".

View the sample pages of over 200 plus high quality arrangements at: Gary Dahl


New Site: Lars Ek Original Compositions - Sweden

Lars EkLars Ek, composer, arranger, performer and teacher of Sweden has now released his original compositions on the MusicForAccordion.com site. See samples of the music and further information at:

ek151 - Ulla Martas Dance
ek152 - Waltz from Drefviken
ek153 - Waltz to Helmer Grundstrom
ek154 - The Westerly Mountain
ek155 - Visa till Ann-Marie
ek156 - Voss on the Rocks


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