Learn the basic fundamentals of swing accordion and swing mandolin and incorporate South American rhythms from Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela as well as waltz styles. Watch a demonstration by Dallas and Bryce followed by a breakout session where each master musician offers tips, tools, and more. Appropriate for all skill levels.
Award-winning accordionist and educator Dallas Vietty is one of the most in-demand accordionists performing jazz and swing in the United States today. Dallas’ unique style comes from his background in the American jazz tradition, as well as study and immersion in the European swing tradition of Django Reinhardt (Gypsy Jazz) and French accordionists.
Dallas remains very active on the East Coast concert and festival scene. His groups have performed at some of the top U.S. festivals including: TEDx Philly, Djangoary Festival. As a sideman his performances have taken him to legendary venues like: The Iridium NYC, BB King’s Time Square, Dizzy's Club at Lincoln Center, and the Philadelphia Kimmel Center.
Bryce Milano is a mandolinist and songwriter from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He picked up the mandolin at the age of 9 after progressive bluegrass bands like Alison Krauss & Union Station, Newgrass Revival and Nickel Creek piqued his interest in the instrument. His appetite for learning led him to explore bluegrass, jazz, classical, and traditional folk music from around the world and he was soon recognized as a rising talent of the mandolin. After attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston he moved back to his hometown of Philadelphia and began his foray into the realm of singing and songwriting. While he focuses on honing and recording his songwriting material Bryce maintains a busy schedule as a instrumental performer and a private instructor.
SAT FEB 23 | 3PM | $40, $35 MEMBERS