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Manfred Leuchter

Musical Education: Autodidact

Duo: Manfred Leuchter (Akkordeon); Ian Melrose (fingerstyle Gitarre, whistles)

Trio: Manfred Leuchter (Akkordeon); Afra Mussawisade (Percussion); Florian Zenker (Gitarre)

Quartet: Manfred Leuchter (Akkordeon); Steffen Thormählen (Schlagzeug, Percussion); Antoine Pütz (E-Bass, Gembri); Sebastian Pottmeier (Bass-, Alt-, Sopransaxophon)

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”Leuchter has developed a style that is truly his own. In 2000, ‘Sparito’, the debut album of the accordion player “who has already produced and arranged a great number of songs and albums for various other artists” caught the attention of the musical industry. With the whole world seemingly blowing through his cunning cascades of sound, Leuchter daringly confronts us with adventurous collages and burlesques, building up suspense, laying out soft carpets of sound. Being a perfectionist himself, Manfred Leuchter has gathered a group of outstanding musicians around him. Leuchter, the globetrotter who is yet very much on the lookout for a place like home, is fascinated by Marrakesh, he is in love with the Arabian nights and days flickering in the heat

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