Compiled by Jeroen Nijhof.
Please let me know if you find any errors, or if you know of a link that should be included!

Latin America

Merengue, etc.

  • Los Compas is a band from San Francisco who specialise in pan-Latin dance music: salsa, merengue, cumbia, danzon, mambo, bolero, Tex-Mex, etc., with Miguel Govea on 3-row accordion.
  • Zonnige muziek (in Dutch) is the site of guitarist and diatonic accordion player Wim 'Guillermo' Dictus. Mostly he plays music from various parts of Latin America, amongst others in Cuata and in Los Caminantes. In the latter he limits himself to guitar, but Coco de Koning plays diatonic accordion.
  • Merengue-Ripiao.com, maintained by David David and Sydney Hutchinson, is dedicated to perico ripiao or merengue tipico, in other words Dominican accordion music. It features a history, articles, biographies, and information about groups in New York. They offer web services to tipico musicians free of charge.

  • History of Merengue
  • Música Latina, links to Latin American music groups, including tango and Tejano music (in Spanish)
  • Los Gauchos de Roldán with Walter Roldán on diatonic button accordion plays traditional music and dances from rural Urugay. They are represented in the USA by agency Ocho Bajos.

  • Tambora y Guira is dedicated to all genres of the music from the Dominican Republic (includin merengue).
  • Dominican meruengue button accordionist Francis Ulloa (in Spanish)
  • Zabumba is a carnival street band from Sanbach, Cheshire, England

Chamamé

  • Raúl Barboza (in French) from Argentina is billed as "the ambassador of the Chamamé". Quoting from the Planet Squeezebox booklet: Chamamé" is the music of the province of Corrientes, and is the other dance music of Argentina. Danced by about one million people, it is a combination of the polka, the mazurka and the waltz.
  • chamame.com.br (in Portuguese) is dedicated to Chamamé, as you'ld expect; it had MP3 downloads, biographies, articles, and even some videos. Currently it is 'in maintenance', but some information can still be found on the Chamame.com.br blog
  • Rudy and Nini Flores [Flash site] is a chamamé duo with Rudi on guitar and his brother Nini on accordion. They were born in the Corrientes province of Argentina, but since ~2000 they live in France. Rudy and Nini Flores' (in Spanish) / (in French) myspace page.

  • Yuki Makita (in Japanese) is a Japanese Chamame player. Another http://home.att.ne.jp/delta/yukimakita/index.html">Yuki Makita (in Japanese) page.
  • Ruben Rodriguez y su Conjunto is a Chamame group from the town of Curuzú Cuatià in northeastern Argentina.
  • Chango Spasiuk is an accordionist and composer from from Misiones, Argentina, near the Brazilian border. He plays the rural polkas and the like from that area, but in particular Chamamé, with jazz influences. Chango Spasiuk won the BBC Radio 3 World Music Award 2005 in the Newcomer category. A Wikipedia article about Chango Spasiuk

Pindín

Vallenato and Cumbia

  • Vallenato band El Binomio De Oro De America. (in Spanish) Their main accordionist is Israel Romero, but because of his illness, sometimes other accordionists step in.
  • Cerronato [flash site] from Austin, Texas, with Mike Maddux on accordion, is dedicated to playing Colombian Vallenato and Cumbia.
  • Del Sur Al Norte from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canaada is a South American/Folk and Latin Dance Band with Len Imbery on accordion.

  • Essencia Vallenata, founded in 1997 by Paul V. Franco and Sadys R. Espitia in Queens, New York, is the official music group of the dance ensemble Ballet Folklorico de Nueva York "Estampas Negras". They play music from Colombia such as cumbia, traditional and romantic vallenato, mapale and curralao.
  • Orgullo Vallenato (in Spanish) is a Vallenato band from Texas, with Victor Velasquez on accordion
  • Eddy de Kruijff a.k.a. Eddy Orion, is a Vallenato accordionist from the Netherlands. On his web site he has got some information about the Hohner Corona III.

  • Miguel Osorio is a Colombian singer-songwriter and performing artist, entertainer, and actor. He plays Vallenato, with elements of pop music, as well as other Afro-Colombian folk music such as Cumbia, Chandé, Porro, Mapalé, and Chalupa.
  • Celso Piña (in Spanish) from Monterrey, Mexico, a.k.a. El Rebelde del Acordeón, started playing Cumbia in the early 80s. In 2001 he recorded "Barrio Bravo" with local rock bands, for which he received Latin Grammy nominations for "Contemporary Tropical Album" and "Best New Artist From the North" (sic!). An informative Austin Chronicle article about Celso Piña
  • El Acordeón del diablo is a documentary by Stefan Schwietert about the Colombian accordion player Pacho Rada, who was fictionalised as Francisco El Hombre in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude.

  • Antonio Rivas [Flash site; Try Antonio Rivas English main page if the above fails] from Istimina, Colombia, lives in France since 1984, where he has founded various vallenato groups. (He's also got a PhD in high energy physics). A myspace page for Antonio Rivas
  • Brother and sister Samy y Sandra (in Spanish) Sandoval from Panama, with Samy on accordion and vocals, play and sing cumbias.
  • An article about Vallenato with links to artists

  • Los Vallenatos de la Cumbia (in Spanish) from Monterrey, Mexico, with Sergio Sias on vocals and accordion, is very popular in Mexico and Texas. They have made some 14 albums.
  • www.vallesounds.com with articles and information about Vallenato, festivals, with video clips, and with CDs for sale.
  • Very Be Careful [Flash site] is a Cumbia/ Vallenato band from the USA (Los Angeles / New York) with Ricardo Guzman on accordion. Their latest CD, The Rose is available from cdbaby.com.

  • Los Viajes del Viento (the Wind Journeys) is a movie from Colombia about an accordionist who travels a long distance to return his instrument to his elderly teacher. It's got a lot of vallenato music in! The trailer for Los Viajes del Viento. The IMDB page for Los Viajes del Viento, and a Wikipedia article for The Wind Journeys.
  • Vallenato accordionist Ivan Villazon (in Spanish) from Valledupar, Colombia

Forró

  • Accordionist and composer Dominguinhos (in Portuguese) [Flash site] (1941 -) learnt from, and also performed with Luís Gonzaga; He also performed with many other artists, amongst others Gilberto Gil, with whom he co-wrote some songs as well. A Wikipedia article about Dominguinhos; (in Portuguese) A biography of Dominguinhos
  • Rob Curto's Forró For All from New York is a band dedicated to the sound of Northeastern Brazil's "forró pé de serra"
  • Forró band Forróçacana from Brazil, with Mará (Guilherme de Sousa Leão Maravilhas) on accordion. Another Forróçacana (in Portuguese) biography

  • Luiz Gonzaga, "o rei do baião" (1912-89) was a pioneer of the Forró style of the North East of Brazil. Another Luiz Gonzaga (in Portuguese) page. And another Luiz Gonzaga (in Portuguese) page. And another Luiz Gonzaga, page.
  • Ocho Bajos from Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a booking agency that represents artists that perform traditional accordion music from South America, including Rob Curto's Forró For All, Dudu Maia from Brazil, Rubén Rodriguez y su Conjunto from Argentina, Los Gauchos de Roldán from Urugay, and José Curbelo and Friends and Los Jefes, both from Minnesota.
  • Forró accordionist Oswaldinho Do Acordeon (in Portuguese)

  • Brazilian accordionist Sivuca. (in Portuguese) A Sivuca biography, and a Wikipedia article about Sivuca
  • Trio Nordestino (in Portuguese) is a Forró trio that started in the 60s, with Lindú (Lindolfo Barbosa) on accordion (There was an earlier "Trio Nordestino" with José Domingos de Morais a.k.a. Dominguinhos on accordion). After his death, the trio continued with Genário and later Beto on accordion (unless Beto is a nick-name of Genaro, or vice versa?). A Wikipedia article about Trio Nordestino (in Portuguese)

Gaita Ponto

  • Renato Borghetti (in Portuguese) is one of the masters of the gaita ponto, the accordion used by the gaúchos of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) (and some of their counterparts in the far north of Argentina).
  • Os Santannas (in Portuguese) is a group from Soledade, from the Rio Grande do Sul state of Brazil, with Onofre santanna on vocals, accordion and keyboards, and Marcelo Santanna gaita ponto, percussion and vocals.

Tango

  • Tango trio / quartet Armenonville (in German) from Berlin, with Fernando Taborda on bandoneon (possibly disbanded)
  • Japanese tango orchestra Astrorico with Toshio Monna on bandoneon
  • Bailante from the Netherlands, with Henny Langeveld on accordion, is specialised in tango, Fado, South American music and Gypsy music. Henny Langeveld won the Coupe Mondiale in 1966, and for 25 years he was the first accordionist and arranger in the Malando Tango Orchestra.

  • "Tanguero Italiano" Athos Bassissi (in Italian) is a bandoneonist and chromatic button accordionist. He plays mostly tangos, but also musette and polkas.
  • The Beltango Quartet from Belgrade, Serbia, with Aleksandar Nikolic on accordion, specializes in Piazzolla.
  • tangoberlin.de (in German) about the Argentinian tango in Berlin and Potsdam

  • Bandoneon player and composer Daniel Binelli is specialized in all styles of tango, but in particular Astor Piazolla's music. From 1968 until 1982 he was member of and arranger for Osvaldo Pugliese's Orchestra, and from 1989 he played in Piazolla's New Tango Sextet.
  • The Manny Bobenrieth Ensemble, led by United Stated Army Band accordionist Manny Bobenrieth, plays a variety of musical genres including jazz, classical, American popular and ethnic music, but it specializes in the interpretation of the music of Argentinean composer Astor Piazzolla.
  • Italian bandoneon player Daniele di Bonaventura.

  • Composer, accordionist and guitarist Yayo Cáceres (in Spanish) from Curuzú Cuatiá, Argentina. A page for Yayo Cáceres at CDRoots.
  • Argentina born Nedocarlos Chiavari is a bandoneon player now living in Parkland, Florida. He performs his authentic tango sound at various events, and can also give talks on the history of the tango and the like.
  • Martin de Ruiter (in Dutch) is a Dutch bandoneon player and composer. He studied accordion at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Amsterdam, but in 1992 he started to play the bandoneon, both solo and in various ensembles, amongst others his own quintet Conjunto Nuevo. He has written scores for various silent movies, and the score for tango opera "Carlitos Sur".

  • Cuarteto Almagro from Buenos Aires with Juan José Mosalini jr (in French) [flash site] on bandoneon
  • Cuarteto Tango Querido is a traditional tango quartet from from Spain, with Anne Landa on accordion. Their repertoire includes works by the likes of Carlos Gardel, Aníbal Troilo, Juan Carlos Cobián, as well as own compositions.
  • Cyber-Tango, with everything about the Argetinian Tango in the Internet (and in particular, tango in Frankfurt)

  • Luis Di Matteo is a bandoneon virtuoso from Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Harry Dijkstra (in Dutch) plays bandoneon in tango quintet Corrientes Cinco (in Dutch) from Groningen, the Netherlands, and in Dutch/German quartet Feca con chele. (in German) He also plays in the band of Tim Meeuws. Harry Dijkstra also teaches piano accordion and diatonic accordion, at the music schools in Winschoten, Stadskanaal and Emden (Germany), as well as privately in Groningen. He also performs regularly with story teller Tineke Neyman.
  • Jan Doumen has info on The world of diatonics and bandoneons (!)

  • Tango quartet Extasis from Denver, Colorado, with Evan Orman on bandoneon
  • Georges Ferro (in French) is a French bandoneon player. He plays both solo and in trio "Paristango".
  • 4tango (in Lithuanian) is a Lithuanian tango quartet, with Kristina Žebrauskaitė on accordion

  • Go Tango Worldwide is a collection of tango links, ordered by country. The site is run by Rob Nuijten.
  • Julian Hasse is a bandoneon player, arranger and music teacher from Buenos Aires
  • An Hungarian Tango Homepage (in Hungarian)

  • Inspiración (in Spanish) is (or was) a Jewish tango orchestra from Argentinia, with Luciano Jungman and Ruben Slonimsky on bandoneon.
  • The InTime Quintet from Finland, with Markku Lindeman on accordion, specializes on Astor Piazzolla.
  • Pianist, bandoneon player and bayan player Antonio Ippolito from Irsina, Italy, plays Piazzolla tangos in a duo with his brother, pianist Nicola Ippolito, and in various groups: amongst others Sexteto tipico Viento de Tango (which is led by bandoneon player Massimiliano Pitocco) and Quinteto Pentatango (in Italian)

  • Accordionist and bandoneonist Stephan Langenberg (in German) from Cologne, Germany, plays jazz and world music, in particular Latin American music. He performs solo, with his trio or quartet. He also plays Argentine tango with Los Attorantes, (in German) and he is active in film and theatre.
  • Quartet Libertango (in Dutch) / (in French) / (in Spanish) [flash site] from Belgium, with Myriam Mees on accordion
  • Ensemble Libertango from Germany, with Christian Gerber and Thomas Kampe on chromatic button accordion. They have a large repertoire of tangos, milongas und valzesitos, with an emphasis on Piazzolla's compositions, as their name suggests.

  • The London Tango Quintet (from London, obviously), with Miloš Milivojević on accordion, was founded in 2007. Their repertoire includes works by Astor Piazzolla and John Dowland.
  • Quinteto Lusotango (in Portuguese) [flash site] from Portugal, with Pedro Santos on accordion. A slightly more informative Quinteto Lusotango page.
  • Malando, (in Dutch) real name Arie Maasland, was the accordionist and leader of a Dutch tango orchestra. He died in 1980, but the Malando Orchestra still exists, led by Malando's grandson Danny, now with Gert Wantenaar, Hans van der Schuppen and/or Dominique Paats on bandoneon and/or accordion.

  • Mandrágora Tango Orchestra is a music collective from Minneapolis, Minnesota, which can range in size from a duo to a 9-piece orchestra. It is led led by accordionist Bob Barnes. He has put online a book of sheet music for all of their repertoire, with leadsheets for about 100 tangos in one big PDF file.
  • Olivier Manoury is a bandoneonist from Paris, France. A myspace page for Olivier Manoury solo and for the Olivier Manoury Quartet
  • Bandoneon player Alfredo Marcucci was born in Buenos Aires in 1929. He was invited to join the Julió de Caro orchestra when he was 18, and he has played in many other orchestras since. Currently, he plays amongst others with Los Paraguayos, Tango Al Sur, Sexteto Veritango (also with Patrick Vankeirsbilck on bandoneon) and Tango Silencio (also with José-Luis Betancor on bandoneon). He also gives workshops in Sweden, Germany and France.

  • Christian Mensing's Tango and Bandoneon page
  • Classical accordionist Christian Riganelli (in Italian) [Flash site] from Castelfidardo, Italy, plays in various combinations: solo, in a duo with Antinio Felicioli on flute and saxophone, in the Voyage Trio, in the Milonga Quintet, which plays mostly music by Astor Piazzolla (also with Roberto Picchio on accordion) and in chamber ensemble "Concerto Musicale Ambaradan".
  • MonTango from the Bay Area with Tom Montgomery on bandoneon

  • Henrik Sandås from Finland, plays accordion, but since 2006 mainly bandoneon, amonst others solo, in the Tanguedia Quintet, and in a duo with clarinet player Lauri Sallinen.
  • The Swedish New Tango Orquesta [Flash site] plays avant-garde concert tango, mainly compositions by its bandoneon player Per Störby.
  • Richard Lipkin's New York Tango page has information about the New York City tango scene, amongst which a list of New York City Tango Musicians

  • Bandoneon player and composer Marcelo Nisinman [flash site] was born in 1970 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, but currently resides in Basel, Switzerland. He performs all over the world, both solo and in collaboration with many other artists, like Gideon Kremer, the Philadelphia Orchestra, etc.
  • Pierre-Paul Provencher plays bandoneonin the Quebecois tango nuevo quintet Norteño
  • Novjaro is a quintet from Finland, with Johanna Juhola on (5 row chromatic) accordion, who mainly play tango nuevo. They won the 2000 Astor Piazzolla competition in Castelfidardo.

  • Quinteto Ángel (formerly Nuevo Quinteto Ángel) from Berlin, with Christian Gerber on bandoneon, play new arrangements of classical and Piazzolla tangos, but also their own compositions. A myspace page for Quinteto Ángel
  • Orquesta Atipica from Chicago, with Micheal Crane on piano accordion, was described by the Chicago Reader as "tango with pomo grin". A review of their CD Tango Dogs
  • Bandoneon player and composer Hèctor Ulises Passarella was born in Florida, Urugay, but now lives in Italy. He has played with amongst others René Marino Rivero, and as a soloist with the symphonic and chamber orchestras of Montevideo. As composer, he has written numerous pieces inspired by the traditional Rio de La Plata music both for solo bandoneon and for bandoneon and chamber orchestra. (In 2000, he gave two courses, one for tango groups, and one for bandoneon players; no idea whether that was a one-off).

  • Argentinian tango accordionist Ildo Patriarca (in Spanish) plays a piano accordion.
  • Astor Piazzolla was a very popular bandoneon player and composer indeed. The most complete refrence can be found at www.piazzolla.org, administrated by César Luongo, with amongst others a huge discography. A Rootsworld feature on Astor Piazzolla.
  • Grupo "Piazzollando" (in Portuguese) from Brazil, with Rosinei Maria Rosin on piano accordion, plays the nuevo tangos of Astor Piazzolla, obviously.

  • Picado Fino Tango is a tango trio from Buenes Aires, with Ariel “el Cordobés” Iud on bandoneon.
  • Massimiliano Pitocco is a chromatic button accordion and bandoneon player from Pescara, Italy. He is an active concert performer, both solo and in ensembles such as "Quartetto Novitango", Four for Tango (in Italian) and "Ensemble 900", and he teaches or has taugth at the Conservatory of Bari and at the Musical Academy of Pescara.
  • Primavera del Tango (in German) is a German tango quintet with singer who play the music of Astor Piazzolla. Rolf Donner and Philipp Stampfuß on accordion.

  • Duo Puro Apronte from Germany, with Peter Reil on bandoneon and Robert Schmidt on piano
  • Quadro Nuevo (in German) from Germany, with Andreas Hinterseher on accordion, plays tango, flamenco, Cuban and musette waltzes, canzones and jazz.
  • Tango quartet Quartango (in French) from Canada, with Denis Plante on bandoneon. Their repertoire ranges from classic tangos to tango nuevo and Piazzolla, and also explores other genres from jazz and ragtime to waltzes and Celtic jigs

  • Quartetto Magritte is an ensemble from Italy who play tango, baroque and jazz inspirated by the paintings of René Magritte. The accordion part seems to be shared by Simone Zanchini, Massimo Tagliata and Daniele Donadelli. for sale on musicforaccordion.com
  • Belgrade tango sextet Quintecho with Miodrag Krstic on accordion
  • Quinteto Tocar (in German) from Augsburg, Germany, with Wilhelm Trofimenko on accordion, plays the classic tangos from the 1930s and 1940s, as well as the music from Astor Piazzolla and Osvaldo Pugliese.

  • Coco Nelegatti y su Quinteto Arrabal (in German) is or was a tango group from Berlin, with Jan Budweis on bandoneon
  • A short history of the tango (in German) by Helena Rüegg
  • Gert van Ruiswijk (in Dutch) plays accordion and bandoneon, in tango quintet Kwintet Pasión, in an accordion duo with Lenie Adolfsen, and in Trio Compadre. He teaches at music schools in Ede, Winterswijk and Zevenaar.

  • Saludo - Tango im Norden (in German)
  • Bandoneon player Dino Saluzzi [flash site]. A Dino Saluzzi biography
  • Carel Kraayenhof y su Sexteto Canyengue is a Dutch tango sextet with Carel Kraayenhof and Ville Hiltula on bandoneon. There is a documentary "Embraced by the tango" about Carel Kraayenhof.

  • argentijnse-tango.startpagina.nl with links to mostly Dutch (but also Argentine) tango schools, artists, organisations etc.
  • Dale Meyer (1948 - 2002) from San Francisco was the bandoneon player of Strictly Tango
  • Massimo Tagliata (1973-) is an accordionist and bandoneon player from Bologna. At the age of 15 he started studying tango with bandoneon player Marco Fabbri, and in 1994 he won first prize in the Castelfidardo competition in the Contemporary Music category. He performs with and records with various groups and artists, amongst others in "Marea", co-founded in 2006 with guitarist Andrea Dessì, and with Frank Marocco.

  • Quinteto Tango Extremo [flash site] from the Netherlands, with Hans van der Maas on accordion, play tango, but not necessarily authentic tango: they mix in classical music, gypsy music, jazz and Brazilian music.
  • TangoFive, (in German) [flash site] from Stuttgart, Germany, with often (Urugay born, New York based?) Raul Jaurena guesting bandoneon.
  • Tango Grazioso about the tango scene in Graz, Austria, with amongst others information about local musicians

  • Gil Goldstein is a jazz pianist, synthesizer player and accordionist. He also plays tango in the Tango Kings.
  • Tango No. 9 from San Francisco, with Isabel Douglass on accordion
  • Tango Real from Berlin, with Paul Raackow on bandoneon. Paul Raackow also has a solo CD out.

  • Tango magazine Tango Reporter (in Spanish) is a monthly magazine published in Spanish in Los Angeles, California.
  • Tango Volcano from London, England is a traditional tango quintet with Kristina Kuusisto from Finland on bandoneon.
  • Tangocrash [Flash site] mixes tango, jazz, contemporary and electronic music. The "European line-up" includes Christian Gerber on bandoneon; Gabriel Rivano and Eliseo "Pomo" Tapia played bandoneon on their CD.

  • Tangolao (in Italian) has a list of Italian tango musicians and groups, with contact details.
  • Tangoscope (in German) from Berlin, with Franziska Klimpel on piano accordion
  • Argentine tango duo Tengo Tango from the Bay Area consists of Marcelo Puig on guitar and vocals and Francisco "Bocha" Lopez on bandoneon.

  • Tenoreon (in Spanish) is a duo from Argentina, consisting of Emilio Bertrand on accordion and tenor Marcello Torreblanca. They do Italian songs, opera and tango.
  • Tiempo Tango Chicago is a quartet from Chicago, with Joe Vito on accordion. They play tangos, milongas and valses, but also jazz standards, Brazilian music, and even classical and holiday music. (since Joe Vito is often booked with other gigs, the band is looking for a bandoneon player)
  • Todotango (!) is a large site about tango, with biographies, interviews, history, recordings, scores, etc.

  • Trio Garufa from the Bay Area, with Adrian Jost on bayan
  • Les Truffes du soir (in German) from Switzerland, with Richard Staub on accordion, play tango, French musette, East European salon music, etc.
  • Michel Van der Meiren's Tango Encyclopedia

  • pianist, bandoneonist, composer and arranger Norberto Vogel from Buenos Aires, Argentina, can provide custom arrangements for Tango music projects -- any group, any title, any style -- Guardia vieja, Di Sarli, Pugliese, Piazzolla, etc, with the arrangements written according to the technical level of the musicians. As a performer, he has accompanied a number of singers, and he plays or played bandoneon in amongst others the instrumental trio Hombres de Tango and quartet Milongueros Viejos
  • Finnish accordionist Minna Weurlander [flash site] now lives in Malmö, Sweden. She plays classical music (Bach and contemporary), but mainly tango nuevo, both solo and with all-female Trio Fatale. An older Minna Weurlander biography.
  • yonezawa.com contains an Astor Piazzolla score list in English, and information in Japanese: a FAQ about Piazzolla's scores, an introduction to the bandoneon, and links.

  • Gypsy tango band Zum from the UK, with Eddie Hession on accordion

Conjunto

  • The issues of the Austin Chronicle regulary contain items about conjunto music
  • Conjunto pioneer Ramón Ayala. (in Spanish) A Wikipedia article about Ramón Ayala.
  • (The core of) Aztex from Buda, Texas, is a duo consisting of Joel Guzman on accordion and vocals and singer/songwriter Sarah Fox on lead vocals. Aztex plays a hybrid of American Rock " Latino Roots music and is featured on "Short Stories" (Hightone Records) and on "Los Super Seven" (RCA/Nashville). Their soon to be released "Mexican Roots Trio" (with bajista Max Baca) was recorded live in San Antonio, Texas at the Guadalupe Arts Theater on opening day of The Tejano/Conjunto festival (2002).

  • Border Cultures: Conjunto music with an article about border music by Manuel Peña, a photo exhibit of Central Texas conjunto accordion players by Daniel J. Schaefer, and an exhibit about the Arhoolie record label
  • Conjunto is Life, "The Conjunto Conservation Society" is a social network set up by Los Padrinos.
  • Conjunto Oro with Albert Canales on accordion and Vocals

  • Crown Records is an independent record label based in Texas, whose artists include rock bands and Tejano performers. Jaques Delaguerre's Musician's Guide to the Club System Accordion, a free online web book. Its purpose is "to introduce experienced musicians to the Club System accordion. This book is not a graded tutorial, nor does it teach a particular style of music. Instead, it is an exposition of what the musician must know to get started playing his or her own repertoire on the Club System accordion." Within those limitations it is fairly complete, covering amongst others the layout (and a comparision with the 'international' three-row system), technique, scales, and maintenance. Jacques "Jax" Delaguerre plays accordion in Colorado Folk-Rock Band Xavano.
  • Tony de la Rosa, born 1931 in Sarita, Texas, was one of the Conjunto pioneers. In the 1950s, he revolutionized conjunto by adding drums and electrifying the bajo sexto in his group. A Tony De La Rosa record / digital download.

  • Los Diamantes
  • Alexander Gonzalez Fonseca (in Spanish) is a conjunto accordionist from Bogotá, Colombia. He currently plays in Don Bob. (in Spanish) A myspace page for Don Bob (in Spanish)
  • Galán, Inc has produced a video "Songs of the Homeland" about Tejano music, and has recently completed the follow up, documentary Accordion Dreams, which was shown on PBS. Their latest product is "I Love My Freedom, I Love My Texas", a documentary about "Dancing Cowboy" Mingo Saldivar.

  • Tejano band Grupo Vida with Joel Vasquez on accordion
  • The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center in San Antonio, Texas, organises a yearly Tejano Conjunto Festival, which will next be held May 6 - 10, 2008. Besides, they organise Xicano music classes, including beginner and intermediate accordion. They also organise concerts.
  • Artist/painter Jacinto Guevara from San Antonio, Texas, is a conjunto button accordion player since 1977. He was band leader of Los Rock Angels (from LA) from 1986 to 1989, and of Jacinto Y Su Conjunto (San Antonio) till 2000. Of the latter a cassette tape is available of original and traditional music, accordion, bajosexto and duet vocals with Diane Luján. A (musical) biography of Jacinto Guevara

  • Articles about música Norteña and conjunto in the Handbook of Texas Online
  • The history of Tex Mex music (in German) by Dieter Mühlena
  • The New Orleans based Iguanas, with Rod Hodges on vocals, guitar and accordion, combine Tex-Mex, Rock, R&B and much more.

  • Jaime Y Los Chamacos is a conjunto band from Texas, led by Jaime De Anda.
  • Flaco Jimenez, the elder brother of Santiago Jr and son of Santiago Sr, is one of the foremost Tejano accordionists, and winner of 5 Grammys. A review of his Partners album. A Rootsworld interview with Flaco Jimenez. A PBS interview with Flaco Jimenez.
  • Santiago Jimenez, Jr from San Antonio, TX, son of Santiago and brother of Flaco. An interview with Santiago Jimenez Jr. (in German)

  • Santiago Jimenez Sr., Father of Santiago Jr. and Flaco.
  • Esteban Jordan is also known as "El Parch", "the Jimi Hendrix of the accordion", or "the accordion wizard". Another page about Steve Jordan. A page for Esteban "Steve" Jordan at Hacienda Records.
  • Los Kabrios (in Dutch) is a Tex-Mex band from Belgium, with David Geerts on accordion. They sing in the dialect of their part of Flemish Brabant, "Neirres".

  • Keda Radio a.k.a. the Jalapena Radio is a family owned radio station from San Antonio that plays Conjunto.
  • Los Lobos.
  • Tex-Mex accordion veteran Valerio Longoria died December 2000.

  • Thierry Carpentier is the band leader and accordionist of Los Gallos, a conjunto band from Paris, France. He also plays musette in Les Canotiers du Dimanche. A myspace page for Los Gallos
  • Norteño group Los Jefes (in Spanish) from Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, with Gustavo de Michoacán on accordion.
  • Conjunto Los Pochos from Southern California, with Otoño Luján on button accordion, was founded in 1997. They play at dance halls, weddings, concerts etc. Otoño Luján also teaches button accordion,

  • Los Rock Angels is a conjunto and zydeco band from Los Angeles, California
  • La Mafia with Armando Lichtenberger on accordion and keyboards
  • Max Tax y sus Banditos (in Dutch) is / was a band from Brabant, the Netherlands, with first Willem Barten and later Freek Felix on accordion. They play a high-energy mix of Tex-Mex, Latin, and rock'n'roll, and became the backing band of Flaco Jimenez. In the current line up, Flaco Jimenez & Nunie Rubio and the Banditos, Freek Felix still plays, but no accordion, only guitar and organ.

  • Maya's Music sells a 3 volume series of Mexican style accordion instructional videos.
  • Jose' Moreno from San Benito, TX, plays fiddle and accordion in duo "Los Patrulleros" (with mandolin player Rigo Garza). He also teaches at the Narcisco Martinez Cultural Arts Center in San Benito.
  • Tejano band Los Musicales from Poteet, near San Antonio, led by David Lee Garza on accordion. He plays both the diatonic 3-row and the chromatic 5-row.

  • Nee Oét Lottum (in Dutch) from Venlo, the Netherlands, with Roy Grutters on accordion, started as a cover band of Rowwen Hèze. They play a mix of Tex-Mex, folk, rock, pop, country and funk.
  • NPR's weekend edition about Conjunto, 15 minutes in RealAudio. With an interview with Santiago Jimenez, Jr.
  • Los Padrinos is a conjunto trio from San Antonio, Texas, with Martin de Jesus Martinez on accordion.

  • Dutch Tex Mex group Pinchitos Caliente, with Wolter Scheffer on accordion
  • Bradley Jaye Williams plays accordion in two cance bands from Austin, Texas: traditional conjunto in Los Pinkys and traditional Cajun music, swamp pop, classic country, blues and Tejano in The Gulf Coast Playboys
  • Pression with Jesse Garces III on lead vocals, accordion and keyboards

  • Puro Acordeón (in Spanish) is a fairly active forum about "the most pure Norteña and Tejana music".
  • Arturo Balderrama's Puro Conjunto is a record label specializing in conjunto music with bajo sexto and accordion.
  • Gilbert Reyes Jr wrote a book "Conjunto/Norteño And The Three Row Diatonic Accordion in GCF" about the differences between Conjunto vs. Norteño, his grandfather, the accordion, and the basics on playing the three row diatonic accordion in GCF.

  • Rowwen Hèze a.k.a. 'Los Limbos', from America, the Netherlands, with Tren van Enckevort on accordion (Geert Hermkes on the early albums). They sing in the dialect from Limburg, and they are good!
  • Tex Mex accordionist Mingo Saldivar
  • Tejano accordionist Sunny Sauceda, [Flash site] former accordionst of Grupo Vida, won the 2004 Grammy for best Tejano album for "Polkas, Gritos, y Acordeones", together with Joel Guzman, David Lee Garza. In 2005 he recorded his first solo album. He also repairs accordions.

  • Siggno with Jesse Turner on lead vocals and accordion
  • South Texas Conjunto Association is a non-profit organization that promotes Texas conjunto regional music and other local music.
  • Tejano Roots is a Hall of Fame Museum, in Alice, Texas. The web site has photos of the Hall of Fame members.

  • Tekielja (in Dutch) is a Tex-Mex band from the North of the Netherlands who sing in dialect, with Henk Puister on accordion.
  • The Texana Dames is an all-female band from Austin, Texas, with Traci Lamar on accordion. They play all kinds of "Texas music": from Western swing, Mexican conjunto, and Cajun to blues and rock 'n' roll.
  • Los Titanes de Durango from Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico, led by singer, songwriter, and accordionist Sergio Sanchez Ayon

  • Ondanet's Tejano home page (!) features La Tropa F (with David Farias on accordion) and much more
  • Ruben Vela Y Conjunto with Ruben Vela on accordion and vocals
  • Dwayne Verheyden (in Dutch) from Montfoort, the Netherlands, is a young Dutch Tex Mex accordionist (born 1991). He has been performing in various bands since 2005, and has performed and recorded with Flaco Jimenez. Dwayne Verheyden's myspace page. An article about Dwayne Verheyden (in Dutch) at the Harmonikahoek, with some video clips.