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In spite of its short lifetime, the trio akk:zent counts among the most interesting representatives in the Austrian jazz and world music scene, presumably also because “Jazz” and “World Music” are insufficient names to describe the music it makes. It’s known as accordion rock, minimal lounge or acoustic ethno funk. Indeed, the three young musicians do not seem to know the limits of these concepts – and what else remains but to ignore them skillfully. Stylistic fissures are lifted up to create a style, unabashedly. Here, polyphonic structures meet techno-beats, swift-footed jazz philosophical pop, Balkan music: it all sounds as if they had long belonged together.


Paul Sschuberth – accordion, vocals

Johannes Münzer – accordion, diatonic harmonica, vocals

Victoria Pfeil – soprano & alto saxophone, vocals