Guy Klucevsek

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Guy Klucevsek (born February 26, 1947) is an American-born accordionist and composer. Klucevsek is one of relatively few accordion players active in new music, jazz and free improvisation.

Klucevsek was born in New York City, and raised outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has released 20+ albums as a leader or co-leader, and has recorded or performed with Dave Douglas, John Zorn, Bill Frisell, Laurie Anderson and others. He is also a founding member of the international group Accordion Tribe.

In 2010 Klucevsek won a United States Artists Fellow award.[1]


As leader[edit]

  • Scenes from a Mirage (Review, 1987)
  • Who Stole the Polka? (Eva, 1991)
  • Flying Vegetables of the Apocalypse (Experimental Intermedia, 1991)
  • Polka Dots & Laser Beams (Eva, 1992)
  • Manhattan Cascade (CRI, 1992)
  • Transylvanian Softwear (John Marks, 1994)
  • Citrus, My Love (RecRec Music, 1995)
  • Stolen Memories (Tzadik, 1996)
  • Altered Landscapes (EVVA, 1998)
  • Accordance with Alan Bern (Winter & Winter, 2000)
  • Free Range Accordion (Starkland, 2000)
  • The Heart of the Andes (Winter & Winter, 2002)
  • Tales from the Cryptic with Phillip Johnston (Winter & Winter, 2003)
  • Notefalls with Alan Bern (Winter & Winter, 2007)
  • Song of Remembrance (Tzadik, 2007)
  • Dancing On the Volcano (Tzadik, 2009)
  • The Multiple Personality Reunion Tour (Innova, 2012)
  • Teetering On the Verge of Normalcy (Starkland, 2016)

With Accordion Tribe

  • Accordion Tribe (Intuition, 1998)
  • Sea of Reeds (Intuition, 2002)
  • Lunghorn Twist (Intuition, 2006)

As sideman[edit]

With Dave Douglas

With others


  • Franklin, Joseph, Settling scores: a life in the margins of American music, Sunstone Press, 2006. ISBN 0-86534-477-9
  • Jenkins, Todd S. "Klucevsek, Guy", Free jazz and free improvisation: An encyclopedia, Volume 2, Greenwood Publishing Group, 2004, p. 200. ISBN 0-313-33314-9.
  • Ross, Alex, Classical Music in Review: Guy Klucevsek Accordionist, Dance Theater Workshop, New York Times, 2 October 1993
  • Wolk, Douglas, "A world of squeezeboxes", CMJ New Music Monthly, May 1997, p. 10


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