Trio Primitivo imagines what would have happened had Maurice Ravel sat in one night with Django Reinhardt in a 1920’s Paris dance hall. Violin, harmonica, clarinet, accordion and piano improvise mazurkas, pavannes and rhapsodies based on the music of Chopin, Ravel, Poulenc, Satie, Saint Seans and Bartok, with a few hot jazz swing numbers and traditional musette waltzes thrown in for good measure. With Karl Meyer on violin, Marcus Milius on harmonica, guitar and Michael Joviala on piano, clarinet and accordion.



Click here for proof of Trio Primitivo’s broad generational appeal.

Also from Cafe Moto, a French musette called Mysteriuse .


minor swing excerpt

swing 39 excerpt








For all inquiries about the band, contact Michael Joviala here.

    • Will Price
    • April 17th, 2011

    Thank you, Michael. Celeste and I enjoyed the music immensely. Bravo!

  1. Thanks, Will. Glad you enjoyed it!

    • Jane McMahan
    • September 1st, 2011

    a pleasure!

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