Accordion composer - Producer
Coming from an unusual musical past, where travels, the notion of share and artistic curiosity have been tremendously important, it is obvious that those values became favorable bases for inspiration.
Today, Jacques spreads his creation in acoustic trio and electric quartet and String quartet ! Let yourself be transported into his world dedicated to demanding writing for a modern and warm accordion… Since 1992, he composed more than 100 opuses and arrangements in very eclectic styles. His music is played on NPR ( Morning Edition) and many radio Jazz rotations worldwide .
Mike Dias, music supervisor at Ultimate Ears says:
For over 27 years, virtuoso accordionist Jacques Pellarin has brought the sounds of the French countryside to all corners of the globe. With international song placements, 8 albums and multiple world tours, he has shared his new french cinema -inspired accordion compositions with world-wide audiences.
“French accordionist and composer Jacques Pellarin has the welcome ability to craft music which is technically challenging, yet immediately accessible and engaging. Pellarin is a superbly lyrical player, Pellarin's writing emphasizes catchy hooks, danceable rhythms and light, upbeat, melodies.” -- Bruce Lindsay All About Jazz
Jacques Pellarin Electric quartet ( 2011 ) album Sup Dude ( nov 2011 )
Jacques PELLARIN - (composing - accordion) Diego FANO - (Sax soprano and alto ) Yann PAJEAN – ( Drums ) Renaud Bourquard ( electric bass
Reggae – Funk – Pop – Smooth Jazz – electro Jazz
Jacques Pellarin Acoustic Trio ( 2010 ) album Karenita (2010 )
World-Jazz – french cinema – Latin music
album Sound of Philadelphia ( 2009 )http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=34834
Jacques PELLARIN - BAYAN (classical accordion)
Diego FANO - (Saxophones soprano and alto )
Yann PAJEAN – ( Percussions )
Through my compositions, I invite the public to discover an accordion chameleon, outside clichés "accordeon music", which crosses by very eclectic styles as the nuevo tango, the rumba, the sound, and the other Latin rhythms, the milonga, the waltz swing, the sertao and the samba of the brésil, the ballad-jazz, the music inspirations of the Balkans or the Yiddish fleurtant with the Jazz and the other surprises of more classic spirit ".with the Jazz and the other surprises of more classic s.
Release of a first album world - jazz in quartet " Sous d'autres Jazzitudes " (Accordeon-Sax-electric bass-drums and diverse instrumentalists invited as the violin ...) in january 2005 (Numerous concerts in quartet). Blue Pie digital distribution
Realization of an album of studio solo, more intimist of chamber music for bayan or accordeon with numerous instruments invited as the darbouka, the carillon, the violin, the bandoneon, ...." CHAMPLONG" april 2007.
Baïkal duo, a complicity of 18 years (2003-1985)
On the occasion of a concert to Yverdon in 1985 (Switzerland), he gets acquainted of the talented accordionist Jean-Luc Brunetti and suggests him creating " Baikal Duo ". It is the beginning of the fascinating musical adventure which made them travel well beyond the borders of France; 5 tours in Japan, festivals in Quebec, England, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and Germany. During these numerous movements, the duet was invited in numerous TV programs and radio. The duet also realized four albums among which three dedicated in the traditional Russian music but also in Bach, Piazzolla, Pacalet and Bratch (Eclectismes, Souffles et souffles, Vagabondages).
Taken out in 2003, the last one cd is a grouping of original compositions..
In 1984, he begins in soloist his musician's career with concerts of classical music and Russian, in Switzerland and Rhone-Alpes. At the same time, he pursues his perfection with Jean Pacalet. This big artist passes on to him the knowledge of the modern Russian School of accordion.
His studies (1985-1969)
Born in 1962 in Chambéry, he begins his musical studies to the academy (regional education authority) of accordion of Chambéry (Mr Ricchi). And for him everything is very fast linked...
First prize of the international competition APH of Paris in 1981, class of accordion of the Music college of the Didactic Center of Geneva (Fernand Lacroix), First prize of the category concert performer of the international competition of Frankfurt in 1983, studies to the superior academy of Bratislava (Slovakia) thanks to a musical stock exchange of the Ministry of external relations, in the class of the concert performer Raymond Kakoni.
Studies of harmony in the class of Pierre Nageotte (academy of Chambery). In 1987, he obtains the diploma of professor's state of accordion for music schools or academies.