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Friday, February 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm$10
French ConéXion plays new musette, manouche, brazilian choros, tangos, jazz standards, originals and any other tunes that come our way and catch our fancy.
JEREMY SPINDLER – Accordion Jeremy Spindler is an accordionist who grew up in France and Brazil. He often plays solo, with the group The French ConeXion and with the group Volver. He plays in a range of styles but is primarly influenced by Brazilian Forró music, in which the accordion is the principal voice for the many different different dances, and by Richard Galliano, the French master who brought back the musette into the jazz world with the NEW MUSETTE wave.
MARC COUSINS – Double Bass, U-bass Paris born bassist, arranger. Marc started his musical studies in Brussels, Belgium. He received his Bachelor degree in Jazz Performance from Arizona State University and attended North Texas State University for graduate work in music. He has toured the US and Europe with a variety of musical groups and has lived in Orlando, Dallas and NYC. He currently resides in Buffalo, where he has performed with a variety of local ensembles such as the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Salvatore Andolina group and many others.
BERNARD KUNZ – Guitar, oud Born and raised in Switzerland / studied French & History at Université de Grenoble, France, Université de Genève, Switzerland, UB Buffalo / Jazz Guitar Studies at Conservatoire Populaire de Genève, Switzerland / Playing experience: Afro-Haitian Jazz Combo, Grenoble, Straight Forward Jazz Group, Buffalo: opening act for BB King, Grover Washington Jr, Yellow Jackets, Spyro Gyra, CC Wynans, James Carter, Johnny Griffin et al. / Currently with GRÜVOLOGY Jazz Group (3 cds, 2015 Europe tour), local jazz trioPAYAZZO, world music trio Nada Brahma / Educator: French & guitar teacher, advisor to Hutch Tech SIX STRING CIRCUS gypsy jazz group (winner 2010 Music is Art Battle of the Bands) / mentor to members of Straight Forward Jazz group: Carmen Intorre, drums, now with internationally touring jazz guitarist Pat Martino and Eric Biondo, trumpet, with NYC based touring Afrobeat Orchestra Antibalas.