In this diversion from his classical roots, Pellarin has drawn his band mates from Savoy, in the area of the Rhone-Alps of France. Together they develop a musical body that conjures the covert “night” out of the postcard-pretty “day.” This is music that pours darkness into the light and light into the darkness, a sensual, dreamlike mix of French cinema and Theater , classical, Yiddish , and New Tango, veined with mystery. At the center of this heady formula is Pellarin's hypnotic variety of accordion voices. And, complementing Pellarin, are the talents of saxophonist Diego Fano, and percussionist Yann Pajean.
While it would seem their music has been honed for decades, it was only in 2003 that Pellarin’s long and steady pursuit of classical music, touring Europe, Canada and Asia for 20 plus years, became eclipsed and transformed by this passion for a veiled melange of musical styles. The trio performs almost entirely from Pellarin’s compositions, and what wells up in each is an inherent fascination with the intrigues of nature and theater. The music is a good bit beyond bal musette, and other cafe music. There’s a theatrical drift Pellarin compares to sensibilities of Chekov and Turgenev. And, no doubt, there are influences from his admirations of Bach, Mozart, Astor Piazzolla, John Williams, Lalo Schiffrin, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Nino Rota ...
We invite you to experience this strange dream of life, a fevered dance of allure and repulsion, familiarity and strangeness, balance and dizziness, the Jacques Pellarin trio.
National public radio for " CHAMPLONG " 's songs like Vagues à lames have aired as extended " musical interludes " on the popular NPR program " Morning edition " in June 2007 with nearly 13 millions listeners !
Born in 1962 in Chambery, he started his musical studies at the school accordion academy of Chambery .First price in the examination Aph of Paris in 1981, accordion grade in the Higher school of the music educational center of Genève. First price of the concert performer grade in the international concours of Frankfurt in 1983. In 1984 , he studied in the Higher conservatoire of Bratislava (Slovakia). In 1987 ,he get a state diploma of accordion teacher for musical schools or conservatoires. In 1984 , he began his professional career as soloist with classical and russian music concerts in Switzerland and Rhône-Alpes .
In 1985, he met the talented accordionist J.L Brunetti and suggested to create the "BAIKAL DUO". During many trips, the duo has been invited in many T.V and radio shows. The duo has also realised four albums (russian and classic music). Since 1992, he has composed about a sixty of opus and arrangements in very eclectic styles. He also has made some tours in soloist for theater and with Baikal duo in France ( Theater of St Denis Paris and Festival of Avignon). Jazz Festival of Rive de Giers, Accordion festival of Chartres with the création of a concerto for two accordions of Jean Pacalet with a symphonic orchestra in the Chartres’s cathedral.
Others festivals like
* Diano Marina (Italia)
* Caister (G.B)
* Orbe (Switzerland)
* Accordeon comité (Belgium )
* Le carrefour mondial de l'accordeon (Quebec)
* Open air et cultural centers (Berlin)
* Concours national espagnol d'accordéon (Barcelona)
* Five Japan’s tours (Tokyo, Kumamoto, Kobe, Kamakura, Fukuoka…)
Testimonials of famous artists: Patrice Fontanarosa (violinist), François-René Duchâble (pianist), Enrick Goresky, (symphonie n°3) meeting in Poland