In this episode, we talk with Cory Pesaturo (“C Pez”) who is revolutionizing the Accordion. Cory is the only person to ever win the trio of World Championships on Acoustic, Digital & Jazz Accordion, and the only Accordion graduate of the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.
Cory has given 2 TED Talks, 2 Google Talks, an EG Talk, and spoken at various other conferences on the accordion.
Pesaturo’s extensive resumé includes appearances at the White House, TV appearances on The Tonight Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Let’s Make a Deal with Wayne Brady.
In this episode Cory expresses his desire to change the stereotypes of people play the accordion as only being 75 year old men playing the polka. Cory shares his philosophy about being the best musician you can be – regardless of the instrument you play. Cory believes in putting in the hard work to learn music theory while always striving to play with people better than yourself.
This episode also features a few snippets of tunes that Cory plays flawlessly, illustrating that Cory is not your average accordian player – in fact he shows his mastery of both his instrument and of music.
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