This versatile duo forges music from cherished essentials that fit together perfectly but unexpectedly like a teapot in the bell of a tuba.


Mike WT Allen on clarinet and Katheryn Petersen on accordion, bring formidable composition and improvisation expertise to repertoire that mingles traditional, jazz, popular and world influences in fabled and original combinations.


Their bulging repertoire suitcase contains tunes for rarified purposes such as calming savage beasts, stoking the fires of ceremony, or providing a high-diving diva with a flash of improvisational wonderment.


Overflowing with surprises at every phrase, lick and cadence, they create worlds out of sound