Today Jana Privette went to the park.
It was accordions across the world event and master of said instrument Yuri Lemeshev played a short set. They all played a short set…..
that crazy accordion guy from Russia – maybe in one of New York´ s countless
little restaurants where he uses to have regular gigs. His musical repertoire
ranges from the music of his native Russia to the classical and modern music
of Europe and America (tangos, waltzes, film scores, contemporary music)
to the the international jazz scene of today.
Yuri Lemeshev moved with his family to the USA in 1989 hoping to find more
freedom for his musical projects (“I couldn´t play Jazz in the Soviet Union”) and
became a resident of Brooklyn where the streets are full of music from immigrants
the same way Yuri´ s music is full of surprises, inspiration, love and endless creativity
and humor, an endless flow of musical ideas played on the accordion
with the face of an angel.
Those who used to watch the Late Night Show with Conan O´Brien will have noticed him
as the featured accordion player in the studio band. He also shared the stage
and/or recorded with Nicole Renaud, Tony Scherr, Brad Shepik, Greg Wall, Mary Wooten
and Matt Darriau.
had him in the line-up as their resident accordionist from 2001 till 2013.