Richard Galliano is a legendary French musician, the idol of every accordionist, the man who was commissioned by Astor Piazzola himself to create the French "New Musette", as he also created the Argentine "New Tango".

Richard Galliano's career and music were deeply marked by his meeting with Astor Piazzolla, which resulted in a deep and sincere friendship. Since then, Galliano has played with the most important jazz musicians. Chet Baker, Ron Carter, Joe Zawinul, Toots Thielemans, Wynton Marsalis, Charlie Haden, Gary Burton, Michel Portal, Biréli Lagrène, Jan Garbarek, Michel Petrucciani..., described his style as special, extremely cantabile, introspective and infectiously lyrical, calling him an "accordion poet".

Galliano also stood out for his expressive versatility, gaining an equally solid reputation both in the classical field (he is the only accordionist with a contract with Deutsche Grammophon) and in the field of French chanson (with Serge Reggiani, Claude Nougaro, Juliette Greco, Charles Aznavour, Serge Gainsbourg. ..), achieving also "exotic" collaborations with Bobby McFerrin and Gilbert Gil.

Announcing the concert at the Liburnia Jazz Festival, Galliano said: “In the company of Sébastien Giniaux (guitar and cello) and Diego Imbert (double bass), we will approach the New Tango and New Musetta repertoire in the jazz mood, playing each concert in a completely free way, sometimes far from the score but never far from the soul of the composer. "

Saturday, 06. VII. 2024., 21:30 h, Open Air Theatre