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]


  • Blue Window (Zoar, 1986)
  • Sounding/Way (1986) with Pauline Oliveros
  • Scenes from a Mirage (Review, 1987)
  • Polka Dots & Laser Beams (Eva, 1991) with Ain't Nothin' But a Polka Band
  • Who Stole the Polka? (Eva, 1991) with Ain't Nothin' But a Polka Band
  • Flying Vegetables of the Apocalypse (Experimental Intermedia Foundation, 1991)
  • Manhattan Cascade (Composers Recordings, 1992)
  • Transylvanian Softwear (John Marks, 1994)
  • Citrus, My Love (RecRec, 1995) with The Bantam Orchestra
  • Stolen Memories (Tzadik, 1996) with The Bantam Orchestra
  • Altered Landscapes (EVVA, 1998)
  • Free Range Accordion (Starkland, 2000)
  • Accordance (Winter & Winter, 2000) with Alan Bern
  • The Heart of the Andes (Winter & Winter, 2002)
  • Tales from the Cryptic (Winter & Winter, 2003) with Phillip Johnston
  • The Well-Tampered Accordion (Winter & Winter, 2004)
  • Notefalls (Winter & Winter, 2007) with Alan Bern
  • 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 (1997)
  • Sea of Reeds (2002)
  • Lunghorn Twist (2006)

With Laurie Anderson

With Anthony Braxton

With Dave Douglas

With Bill Frisell

With Fred Frith

With John Zorn


  • 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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