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Cafe Accordion Orchestra: Music of France and the French Diaspora

Apr 20, 2023 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

In the Dunsmore Jazz Room with enchanting lakeside views.

Dinner and drinks service starts 1 hour before showtimes.

Parisian Elevator Music

Music of France and the French Diaspora. From Parisian Musette to Cajun and Quebecois, CAO celebrates French influence on the music of many cultures.

Cafe Accordion Orchestra:

Dan Newton, accordion and vocals

Eric Mohring, mandolin, violin and vocals

Erik Lillestol, bass and vocals

Brian Barnes, guitar and vocals

Joe Steinger, percussion.

Dan Newton’s Cafe Accordion Orchestra (CAO) performs an eclectic mix full of French flare, Latin heat and Bohemian attitude. The heart of the CAO repertoire is the passionate sound of the French valsemusette. The group complements the musettes with swing, ballads, tangos, cha chas, rumbas, and cumbias to create a wonderfully varied show. They inject their music with good humor and expressive abandon. Their high level of musicianship and passion for performance makes them an entertaining concert act as well as a great dance band. CAO has been delighting audiences and dancers alike since 1995. They have appeared in New York at the Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing series, the International Akkordeon Festival in Vienna, Austria, the Minnesota State Fair, as well as festivals, theaters and dance halls across the United States.

“Full of heart and impressive natural abilities, CAO completely delights audiences.”–Jazz Police


Dunsmore Jazz Room
6161 Hwy 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN 55432 United States

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