Pianist Jean-Marie Machado and accordionist Didier Ithursarry will hit the road in Estonia, Finland and Latvia from october 2nd to 16th,  celebrating their new album “Lua”.

Didier Ithursarry, Jean-Marie Machado / photo by Cecil Matthieu

Didier Ithursarry, Jean-Marie Machado / photo by Cecil Matthieu

The French duo Machado Ithursarry invites its listeners to an emotional poetic and sharing journey around conniving piano and accordion.

Jean-Marie Machado piano, compositions
Didier Ithursarry accordion

Tour program

ESTONIA presented by Eesti konsert
02/10 Jõgeva Culture Centre
03/10 Pärnu Concert Hall
04/10 Tartu, Vanemuine Concert Hall
05/10 Tallinn, KUMU auditorium
06/10 Jõhvi Concert Hall
07/10 Kuressaare Culture Centre
FINLAND kiertuetiedote suomeksi
09/10 Turku, Turun seudun musiikkiopisto / also Marc Ducret solo
10/10 Salo, Veturitalli
11/10 Helsinki, G-Livelab / also Marc Ducret solo
ESTONIA presented by Eesti konsert
12/10 Võru, Cultural Centre “Kannel”
13/10 Valga, Music School
LATVIA in partnership with the French Institute of Latvia
14/10 Liepaja, Promenade
15/10 Riga, Cultural Centre Zemelblazna
16/10 Madonna, Music School

Jean-Marie Machado, Didier Ithursarry “Lua”
album on Cantabile Records


As an impenitent globe-trotter, nurtured by various musical roots, Jean-Marie Machado has got us used to travels into the meanders of his rich memory. And now he finds an ideal alter ego for a loftydialogue in the person of the Basque accordionist, Didier Ithursarry.

The music imposes itself all along, as if carried on by a lyrical and passionate breathing that nevercomes to an end. The music touches us thanks to most emotional and lively original compositions. The dialogue is that of men, dense and profound, enriching for spirit and heart, body and soul.

Jean-Marie Machado and Didier Ithursarry had already outlined this complicity in the greatensemble, Danzas. It now finds its most beautiful achievement, characterized by a double expression and an extremely demanding exchange.

Under the melting eye… Of the moon.

Jean-Paul Ricard

Machado Ithursarry Lua_reviews/ translated from French to English

Tour production: Cantabile jeanmariemachado.com

Tour booking and tour management: Vapaat äänet – Charles Gil

Tour support: Institut Francais, Adami, Bureau Export, Sacem, Spédidam
Cantabile is supported by: Drac Ile de France, Région Ile de France, Département Val de Marne

In the frame of the French Nordic Jazz Transit, program of the AJC – Association Jazzé Croisé.