Revolutionizing the Accordion
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Producer: Ken Rose
Producer: Ken Rose
HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO: Including
World Acoustic Accordion Championship
on Live National Finnish TV
TED Talk #1: Revolutionizing the Accordion
CPez as DJ "The Snowman"
2023 UPCOMING Summer / Fall EVENTS
Some 2022 Posters
Some 2022 Posters
Who is CPez
""Anytime I've heard you perform, I've been
inspired by your ability, talent, and heart."
- PRESIDENT Bill Clinton
Cory Pesaturo (“C Pez”) is revolutionizing the Accordion. 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. In 2017, Pesaturo became a Guinness World Record Holder, as RedBull® flew him to Austria to break the Marathon Accordion Record, in which Cory played for 32 Hours & 14 Minutes. His performances at all 3 of his World Championships were played on accordions which were not his, and were generally 90% improvised; both aspects are unheard of in the accordion world. CPez has given 4 TED Talks, 2 Google Talks, an EG Talk, and spoken at various other conferences on the accordion & its history.
Pesaturo's extensive resumé includes appearances at the White House for President and Mrs. Clinton on 4 different occasions, starting at age 12, and 8 other appearances for the Clintons. On one of those occasions, he became the youngest person to ever perform at a State Dinner. Some TV appearances include the Late Show with David Letterman, performing with Johnny Depp, Jimmy Fallon's That's My Jam on NBC, Wayne Brady's Let's Make A Deal on CBS, and Nationally televised programs in New Zealand, Canada, Italy, Tunisia, France, and Finland. On an NYC broadcast, CNBC/FOX host Maria Bartiromo once said “No one is currently doing more for the Accordion than Cory”. Pesaturo was also chosen as the Featured Accordionist in the Weird Al BIOPIC "Weird" in 2022. He has judged accordion competitions in the US, Canada, and Europe, in addition to other music competitions, and currently gives masterclasses at various universities throughout the US and Europe on Accordion and Improvisation.
For his Classical side which is lesser known, a win in a concerto competition at 16 years old gave Pesaturo the rare opportunity to perform with the Brockton Symphony Orchestra as a featured soloist, where he became the youngest accordionist to ever solo with a symphony orchestra in the US. He has since performed multiple times with Symphonies, including both the Boston Pops and Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Pesaturo is also involved and respected in the weather and motor sports worlds as well. He composed the Official list of records set by the record-breaking 2005 Atlantic Hurricane season, and has done reports on Winter Seasons which have been featured on Accuweather & other sites. In sports, he has written sports blogs for sites such as Bleacher Report, articles in MESH Magazine, and has collaborated with members of the Red Sox on the Fenway 100 Album. His music has been played on Formula 1 broadcasts, and additionally has an ongoing musical relationship with 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston.
"I PLAYED WITH
MILES DAVIS; IF HE WAS STILL AROUND, HE'D HAVE YOU PLAY. WOULD'VE
REALLY RESPECTED WHAT YOU ARE DOING."
JAZZ & FUNK
BASS LEGEND RALPHE ARMSTRONG
"NO ONE IS DOIN' ALL THAT STUFF YOU'RE DOING TODAY. YEAH MAN YOU CAN REALLY PLAY!"
MUSIC LEGEND QUINCY JONES
"YOU DO SOME THINGS I AIN'T SEEN ANYONE DO ON ACCORDION"
on Cory's Playing at the
"NO ONE IS DOING MORE FOR THE IMAGE OF THE ACCORDION THAN
CORY PESATURO IS."
CNBC / FOX'S
ON LIVE TV
"I HEARD ALL THE GREATEST. YET I HAVE NEVER HEARD ANYONE WITH THE ENTIRE
SKILL SET YOU HAVE CHAMP."
"CORY IS THE ONE TO PASS THE TORCH TO. HE HAS ALL THE TOOLS NEEDED TO SAVE THE ACCORDION. MOST OF ALL THE FACT THAT HE DOESN'T SOUND LIKE AN ACCORDIONIST WHEN HE PLAYS.""
"The accordion's journey in the USA began with its introduction & popularization by my father over 100 years ago. He didn't live to see that journey nearly come to a stop, but if he could hear and see Cory's genius, he would agree, as I do, that Cory is extending that journey into the future. I have been listening to the accordion for nearly 80 years, watching it's popularity wax and wane, often wondering if it would ever have a renaissance. Not anymore....not since
I've seen and heard
Cory Pesaturo. My Father would be so pleased to give his title to Cory Pesaturo;
World's Foremost Accordionist."
PIANO ACCORDION PIONEER
GUIDO DEIRO'S SON:
COUNT DEIRO JR.
"I HAD NO IDEA I WAS TALKING TO THE LES PAUL OF THE ACCORDION FOR INNOVATION, THE BOBBY FISHER OF THE ACCORDION FOR THE US PROMOTION OF THIS DYING ART, AND THE MICHAEL JORDAN OF THE ACCORDION, ALL
ROLLED UP INTO
"YOU ARE A F***ING DEMON! FREAKING INSANE MAN."
"YOU ARE INDEED BLESSED. YOU'RE THE BEST I'VE EVER HEARD. BRILLIANT MIND & FAST THINKER. THEY DON'T COME MUCH BETTER THAN THAT. AND OH WHAT A PLEASURE TO PLAY WITH YOU."
US ACCORDION LEGEND
"OUR NATION WILL BE WELL REPRESENTED. PLEASE KEEP HILLARY AND ME POSTED. WE'RE ROOTING FOR YOU."
PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON on Cory's Trip to the
ACOUSTIC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
"YOU ARE PLAYING BETTER THAN ALL THE GIANTS IN THE ACCORDION WORLD WHO EVER PLAYED;
PAST OR PRESENT.
"IF ANYONE CAN MAKE THE ACCORDION HIP-AND THAT’S A TALL ORDER - IT JUST MIGHT BE CORY PESATURO."
"A PRODIGY IS A YOUNG PERSON WITH SUCH A GIFT THAT HE PLAYS DOING THINGS BY INSTINCT, AND DOES THEM SO WELL THAT NO ONE KNOWS HOW IT'S POSSIBLE. CORY IS THAT YOUNG PERSON"
"I MAKE MY BEST PASSES BY INSTINT. NO THINKING. JUST LIKE WHEN YOU IMPROVISE ON ACCORDION."
FORMULA 1 Champion
"AND JUST AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT,
WE HAVE WITH US,
THE GREATEST ACCORDIONIST
IN THE WORLD IN CORY PESATURO."
ONE OF THE GREAT RENAISSANCE MEN
"THE ONLY ACCORDIONIST TO EVEN IMAGINE THE IDEA OF COMPETING IN
WORLD COMPETITION BY IMPROVISING HIS PERFORMANCE, LET ALONE DO IT, LET ALONE WIN IT, LET ALONE DO IT AND WIN IT
WORLD ACOCRIDON CHAMPION:
"THE MICHAEL JORDAN OF ACCORDION. THE TOM BRADY OF ACCORDION."
HEAD OF TEDx BEACON STREET
"I DO NOT KNOW IF I HAVE EVER HEARD ANYONE WHO CAN MATCH CORY'S FIERCE TECHNICAL FACILITY AND MUSICIANSHIP THAT IS SO BRILLIANTLY AND SPONTANEOUSLY APPLIED TO A STAGGERING RANGE OF POP, JAZZ, ETHNIC, AND CLASSICAL STYLES."
3X PODIUM FINISHER AT THE WORLD ACCORDION CHAMPIONSPS
- 1. CPez Academy is a Private Subscription based Group which provides 2 masterclasses per month with
Cory Pesaturo on the video conference app "Zoom" which can be accessed through any device (phone, computer, tablet).
- 2. In addition to the Masterclasses, documents and homework-like assignments will be provided to the group to continue your learning.
- 3. Through Private YouTube videos which only members can access, these Masterclasses will be archived, so if you can not be there for the live Masterclass, you can watch it whenever is good for you!
- 4. Masterclasses will cover aspects of improvisation for both non-improvisors and more pro-improvisors, music theory for all levels, chord changes, substitutions, how to think about theory at a quicker pace, how to utilize it, how to learns songs on the fly, etc.
- 5. You will be able to interact / ask questions with the masterclass through the Zoom app, so it will feel like you are there with Cory In Person vs. just watching a video.
- 6. CPez Academy is $24.99 a month and can be paid through PayPal at the Subscribe Button Right Below!