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Richard Galliano & Friends: MAY 1- 3


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Phenomenal accordionist Richard Galliano, who regularly plays to enthusiastic European audiences, will make a rare New York appearance with bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Clarence Penn. Galliano is one of the most influential composers of modern works for accordion performing today. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 1, 2 & 3, 2003 at 8pm in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, Galliano will present a revitalized musical tradition of European folk with a jazz sensibility. He succeeds in expanding the emotional range of this folk music to reflect modern sentiments, opening it up to improvisation informed by American jazz. Tickets at $45 are available at the Alice Tully Hall box office, by calling CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500, or via

All Jazz at the Penthouse concerts take place in the intimate, club-like setting of the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, where the audience enjoys candlelight, spectacular views of the city, and complimentary wine (for patrons age 21 and over). The remaining Jazz at the Penthouse concerts of the 2002-03 season, all taking place in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, are:

  • May 27-31, 2003, 8pm Music of the Masters: The music of James Black Featuring Wynton Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis and Idris Muhammad.
  • June 5-7, 2003, 8pm Music of the Mastars: The music of Herbie Nichols Featuring The Herbie Nichols Project, pianist Frank Kimbrough, LCJO saxophonist Ted Nash and bassist Ben Allison.

Accordionist Richard Galliano

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