JEAN LOUIS MATINIER
The French accordion player Jean Lοuis Matinier is considered one of the most adventurous and innovative virtuosos on his instrument. Matinier studied classical music before turning to improvised music and now he effortessly transcends the boundaries of stylistic genres to invent and entirely individual musical idiom that causes listeners to forget the "folkloric tinge" of his instrument. He has become known to larger audiences and enthusiastically received, especially in his duo with the bassist Renaud Garcia-Fons, with Anouar Brahem trio, and the Tarkovsky quartet. He also regularly accompanies the chanson legent Juliette Greco.