Five Firsts: Julien Labro of the Hot Club of Detroit

Julien Labro

Julien Labro

NAME: Julien Labro
BAND AFFILIATION: Hot Club of Detroit
INSTRUMENT: Accordion

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WASSpeak Like a Child (Herbie Hancock)

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2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … French jazz accordionist Richard Galliano in solo concert.

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … accordion

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … “Sobre Las Olas” (aka “Over the Waves”) and similar popular timeless melodies.

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … I was involved in many combos throughout my youth, including chamber music and jazz ensembles, but my first professional band is the Hot Club of Detroit, which has been in existence since 2001.

Julien Labro straps on his accordion to join his Hot Club of Detroit bandmates in concert at the Van Dyck in Schenectady for a pair of performances at 7pm and 9:30pm on Saturday (November 9). Tickets are $18 in advance; $22 at the door.

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