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Fabrice Sicco


FABRICE SICCO (accordionist, guitarist) was born November 1, 1961 in Le Havre, France.

He spent his adolescence in Italy, and, after a short stay in North Africa, settled in Toronto where he strives to musically transport audiences to the cafés of Paris through his subtle, melodious phrasings. Toronto Star music critic, Geoff Chapman had this to say about Fabrice's playing: "…it was grand to hear Fabrice Sicco assert his accordion, thus adding a rich textured cushion of sound - and making the mood even more Parisian".

A founding and former member of Club Django Sextet, Fabrice is a past recipient of the Best Traditional Jazz Album award presented by the Canadian Collectors' Congress. He has appeared at numerous prestigious venues, including the Sound of Toronto Jazz series, the Distillery Jazz Festival, Harbourfront Centre, South American music festivals, the Aylmer Jazz Festival and the du Maurier Downtown Jazz Festival in Toronto.

Self-taught on chromatic button accordion, guitar and other instruments, Fabrice has composed for award-winning films. His own band, Swing Valse, offers a repertory of musical forms evoking cosmopolitan Parisian life from the 1920s to the ‘50s, including valses musette, swing, chansons and gypsy music.


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Club Django and the Guild Inn, Aug 2000