Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Cory Pesaturo to play
Friday, February 17 at Cyrano's

Jazz accordionist Cory Pesaturo (pictured) is coming to St. Louis to perform at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Friday, February 17 at Cyrano's, 603 E. Lockwood in Webster Groves.

Based in Boston, Pesaturo is a 24-year-old graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music. He performs and has recorded two CDs with saxophonist George Garzone and his band The Fringe, and according to his press materials, is "the only person to win world championships on Digital, Acoustic and Jazz Accordion." Tickets are $5 and are available in advance via the website or at the door.

(For those who might be wondering about the viability of accordion as a jazz instrument, you can read up on the relevant history here, and see and hear Pesaturo performing the standard "Autumn Leaves" in the embedded video window below.)

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