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Jacques Pellarin

Music Ambassador
Music For Peace International
(French Music Wing)

Jacques Pellarin is an international composer, accordionist and French producer who stands out for his French Chic and Eclectic music. To date he has recorded 16 albums spanning many genres, from jazz to French cinema, Latin jazz, traditional and classical crossover music. His latest release 'Paris Sunlight' is a collection of self-produced songs celebrating the popular Parisienne Café Culture of the early 900, when café owners hired accordion players to entertain visitors.

Jacques has performed in the famous cathedral of Chartres & Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy (France) with the duo Baikal (Accordion Festival). He has toured the United States, Europe, Japan, both with the Baikal Duo, the Jacques Pellarin Trio, and more recently as a soloist and with the duet JAC & CO. His music is played frequently on the radio, particularly in the Morning Edition on NPR. It has also been frequently featured on NHK TV in Japan.

Jacques’ composition “Orgue des Faubours” was included in the US film titled “Separation” in 2021 via Briarcliff Entertainment with Rupert Friend and Madeline Brewer. The composition “Fleur de Bossa” is featured in Michelle Pfeiffer's new American film entitled “French Exit”. The composition "Milonga de l'Espoir" was featured in the American TV series Nancy Drew.

Three of Jacques' compositions are featured in Music Apple's official playlist featuring the theme of Paris Café Classic French Vibes, which includes prominent French musicians and vocalists such as Edith Piaf, Michel Legrand, Charles Aznavour, Manu Dibango, Babik Reinhardt and Avishai Cohen.

In February 2022 he recorded a composition by Pinar Toprak for the soundtrack of the film “Slumberland”, produced by NETFLIX. In October 2022 he signed with the prestigious English classical music label WillowHayne with which he recorded an album of his most famous classical works.

Jacques is a true exponent of the accordion art and his vast repertoire of musical styles makes him a unique musician and a highly sought after composer. As Music Ambassador for IPF’s Music For Peace International (French Music Wing), he applies his musical talents and uses music as a social glue to bring us closer to each other and help us come together as a community.

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