If there's one date you won't want to miss during the Festival, it's River Jazz Night: a unique evening during which a carefully selected musician presents three different projects in the same evening, in each of the Festival's partner venues. And only an artist with a wide range of musical skills can afford to take on this role. Anne Niepold is a diatonic accordionist. Above all, she's a musician. She is passionate about her music, which knows no stylistic boundaries, making her art accessible to everyone. Writing compositions and arrangements is an integral part of her work. Anne's career as an artist is made up of encounters and mixes, nourished by different currents and influences, giving her a plural universe and a quirky, singular approach to the instrument. Anne is capable of crossing eras, bringing styles together and breaking down barriers between aesthetics and repertoires. She pushes the limits of her instrument ever further.
Let yourself be carried away by the sound of two diatonic accordions!
Nurtured by different currents and influences, Anne Niepold's repertoire lies between different musical traditions. She crosses eras, blends styles and breaks down aesthetic barriers.
Andy Cutting, genius of the diatonic accordion, has played with the likes of Sting and The Who! His phrasing and compositions oscillate between traditional and more contemporary English folk.
Although very different, the two artists have one thing in common: a desire to touch their audiences and convey strong emotions. They complement each other perfectly on this warm, upbeat duet album, peppered with humour.