by Aleksei Siniavski & Jon Persson

Released 2016
Jon Persson
Released 2016
Jon Persson
Dynamic Russian folk & classical music performed by virtuosos of the balalaika and the accordion
Cabaret Russe is a musical duo that creates a dynamic musical listener-experience. The result is a sophisticated array of Russian folk songs, virtuoso classical works by Rachmaninoff and Andreyev, and one of the most famous of all tangos, "Jalousie".
Russian virtuoso Aleksei Siniavski is a master of the balalaika, a 3 string-instrument usually used for simple folk tunes. In his hands, however, it becomes an advanced classical instrument. A graduate of the Leningrad (St. Petersburg) Conservatory, …
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by Jon Persson

Released 2008
Released 2008
An album of piano music so romantic and sensual that it may cause sensitive ladies and shy gentlemen to swoon.
Over the last dozen or so years, Jon Persson has been a steady piano-entertainer onboard many of the major cruise lines. He has performed many concert tours in North America and Europe, and appeared in broadway musical productions, as well as at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

His styles include Standards, Broadway, Classical, Ragtime, International, and more . . .

Jon started out in the music world as an accomplished accordionist, which he continues performing on to …
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Bach, Rachmaninoff, Piazzolla & More For Accordion

by Jon Persson

Released 2004
Europa Artists
Released 2004
Europa Artists
This album contains a variety of different styles, from baroque pipe-organ music, to symphonic orchestral transcriptions, to argentine tango-nuevo, to russian virtuoso balalaika arrangements, performed on 2 kinds of classical accordions - a unique album.
There were three different accordions used for these performances: 1. An italian-made Tonaveri chromatic-freebass
converter instrument, made in 1976, and possessing a great range of dynamic subtleties, from very mellow single-reed
tones, to full, open multi-reed orchestral-types of sounds; sort of a Steinway Concert Grand of accordions. 2. A russian
3-row bayan, the russian version of the european chromatic-keyboard accordion, but with an unsually powerful and solid sound for such a modest instrument. 3. A russian 5-row Jupiter bayan, …
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It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

by Jon Persson

Released 12/01/2016
Released 12/01/2016
Accordion Christmas! From pop songs to classical favorites
Solo accordion, plus 3 featured selections by the MiniSymphony

The Piano

Jon Persson plays a wide variety of styles on the piano, ranging from classical (Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, and Debussy, just to name a few) to pop favorites from the 20’s through the 90’s;  Broadway show tunes, French, Italian, German and Viennese songs, and Latin tangos, as well as avant-garde tangos by Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla.

The Russian Bayan/БАЯН

The Russian cousin of the piano-accordion and chromatic-accordion is the bayan.  This is an amazingly complex and powerful creation, capable of producing an astonishing variety of sounds. A very versatile instrument, capable of interpreting jazz, Broadway, Russian gypsy, traditional Argentine tangos, as well as avant-garde tangos by Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla, Baroque and Romantic classics by the Great Masters, and much more.

Performance Highlights

  • M/S Sagafjord, Cunard Line
  • S/S Norway, Norwegian Cruise Line
  • m/s Statendam, Holland America Line
  • m/s Seabourn Pride, Seabourn Cruise Line
  • m/s Royal Princess (1 & 2), Princess Cruises
  • m/s Grand Princess, Princess Cruises
  • m/s Emerald Princess, Princess Cruises
  • m/s Sea Princess, Princess Cruises
  • m/s Dreamward, Norwegian Cruise Line
  • m/s Venus Pacific, Japan Cruise Line
  • m/s Vision of the Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
  • m/v Eugenio Costa, Costa Cruise Line
  • m/v Americana, Ivaran Cruise Line
  • m/v Queen of the West, American Riverboat Cruises
  • EPCOT Norway Pavilion, Walt Disney World
  • Numerous Venues in Vieux Carre (the French Quarter), New Orleans, Louisiana
  • South Florida Condo Theatres
  • Tziganka Russian Ensemble
  • Hotel NovaPark, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sun Valley Lodge, Ketchum, Idaho
  • EXPO '86, Vancouver, Canada

Musical Entertainment

  • Community Concerts
  • Cruise Ships
  • Arts Festivals
  • Wine Tastings
  • Weddings
  • Conventions
  • Classical Concerts


  • American Standards
  • Broadway Show Tunes
  • Classical
  • International Song Favorites
  • Ragtime
  • Russian & Hungarian Gypsy
  • Argentine Tango
  • Jazz