PERFORMING AT THE 2018 CAF
Jamie Maschler

 

Carving her name in the music scene as Sanfoneira or accordionist, Jamie Maschler is among Seattle’s few female lead instrumentalist. “Jamie Maschler, knows the versatility of the accordion better then most. She has played the instrument since she was four and spent years perfecting and competing with pieces by such challenging classical composers as Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. She has since discovered her love of the collaborative, rock and pop musical scene. Talents like her seem to be increasingly valuable." - The Atlantic

Maschler is accordionist for the band En Canto, Seattle’s only Brazilian forró group.

Maschler has played in venues all over the world including St. Lucia, Canada, Brazil, and Mexico. She has played with the Seattle Symphony, Port Angeles Symphony, Lake Union Orchestra, and the Pueblo Symphony.  
 
In December, Maschler took a nine city tour of Alaska with the performance group Letters Aloud. Jamie’s original music has been aired on the Radio in Seattle, Austin, Salvador BR, and Canada. In 2016 her accordion playing will be featured in PopCap mobile games.

Jamie has been featured performer and presented workshops on stylized Brazilian and Tango music for the Leavenworth Accordion Convention, National Accordion Association, Accordion Teachers Guild (ATG), American Accordion Association (AAA), Port Townsend Accordion Festival, Seattle Flute Society, and will be featured in 2018 at the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival in AK.

 

 

PERFORMING AT THE 2018 CAF

Duckmandu

Aaron Seeman’s onslaught of solo accordion and vocals has astounded audiences of all shapes and sizes.

Maximum Rock ’n Roll, the premier punk magazine, pronounced him “over the top!” for his note-for-note renditions of the entire first Dead Kennedys album, Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables. His repertoire also includes, but is not limited to, 70’s rock, Broadway, klezmer, classical, country, Sousa marches, punk rock, and even a polka or two.

Rather than play hokey accordion versions of these songs, Duckman/Seeman seeks to demonstrate that accordion and vocals alone can evoke the spirit of the song, whether the hard driving rock of AC/DC, the wide vocal range and sonic landscape of Boston, or the supersonic speeds and driving force of Dead Kennedys.

The accordion received a triple blow to its image in American culture that by the 1960’s had done serious damage. First, millions of American children were forced to play the unwieldy instrument against their wills. Second, Lawrence Welk’s widely watched show focused only on the geekiest, corniest aspects of the instrument. Third, there was the rise of rock ’n roll and the electric guitar.

This is not to say that the Duckman renounces geekiness, far from it. But America and the world must be reminded what a powerful and versatile instrument the accordion can be.

"I never thought an accordion could mesmerize me, but it did." 
    — Tom Anderson, Web review

“…a virtuoso player’ 
    — Will York, San Francisco Bay Guardian

“Duck did a vocal performance that was a warble for warble spot-on Jello.”
    — Henry Yu, Maximum Rock 'n Roll

“He used to be a classical pianist, then something went wrong…” 
    — Jason Webley, accordionist and performer

In addition to his accordionizationizing, Aaron Seeman is a founding member, arranger, and vocalist with San Francisco’s Punk Rock Orchestra, which performs full scale orchestral versions of classic punk songs. He also plays accordion in Shamalamacord, Polkacide, and Red Hot Chachkas. Aaron Seeman was a founding member of the eclectic Romanian Music-inspired folk group Fishtank Ensemble. He has recorded with Mr. Bungle and Estradasphere. He is the composer of a modern classical opera “Opium: Diary of a Cure.”

He currently resides in Oakland, California.

PERFORMING AT THE 2018 CAF
JD Limelight

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PERFORMING AT THE 2018 CAF
Creosote
Duo with Jamie Maschler and Gabriel Rodriguez

 

Creosote is accordion duo Jamie Maschler and Gabriel Rodrigues, playing a dynamic array of original and world music. Maschler and Rodrigues are seasoned musicians and are individually and collectively mastered at their craft. Expect to hear virtuosic and elegant arrangements of new Brazilian and World music classics. The instrumental duo is currently working towards a studio album to be released end of 2018.

 

PERFORMING AT THE 2018 CAF
Nathan Rivera

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