2009- JULY 20th - PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON

"ANYTIME I'VE HEARD YOU PERFORM, I'VE BEEN INSPIRED BY YOUR ABILITY, TALENT, AND HEART."

2014- JULY - JAZZ AND FUNK BASS LEGEND RALFE ARMSTRONG

"I PLAYED WITH MILES DAVIS; IF HE WAS STILL PLAYING, HE'D HAVE YOU PLAY WITH HIM. HE'D RALLY APPRECIATE WHAT YOU ARE DOING."

2011- NOVEMBER - JAZZ LEGEND WYNTON MARSALIS on Cory's Playing at the World Championship

"YOU'VE GOT SOME MUSICAL ASPECTS THAT SOME LEGENDARY ACCORDIONISTS DON'T EVEN HAVE....."

2017- JULY - PIANO ACCORDION PIONEER GUIDO DEIRO'S SON: COUNT DEIRO JR.

"The accordion's journey in the US began with its introduction & popularization by my father over a hundred years ago. He didn't live to see that journey nearly come to a stop, but if he could hear and see Cory's genius, he would agree, as I do, that Cory is extending that journey into the future. I have been listening to the accordion for nearly 80 years, watching it's popularity wax and wane, often wondering if it would ever have a renaissance. Not anymore....not since I've seen and heard Cory Pesaturo. My Father would be so pleased to give his title to Cory Pesaturo, World's Foremost Accordionist."

2017- AUGUST
- ACCORDION LEGEND TONY LOVELLO


"YOU ARE INDEED BLESSED. YOU'RE THE BEST I'VE EVER HEARD. BRILLIANT MIND & FAST THINKER. THEY DON'T COME MUCH BETTER THAN THAT. AND OH WHAT A PLEASURE TO PLAY WITH YOU."

2017- SEPTEMBER - US ACCORDION LEGEND PETER TUDALO

"YOU ARE PLAYING BETTER THAN ALL THE GIANTS IN THE ACCORDION WORLD WHO EVER PLAYED; PAST OR PRESENT.

2016- NOVEMBER - ACCORDION LEGEND GUY KLUSEVSEK on Cory's Playing

"YOUR TECHNIQUE IS IMPECCABLE, YOUR IMPROVISATIONS ARE AWE INSPIRING, AND YOUR USE OF THE ELECTRIC IS HEADS-AND-SHOULDERS-AND-GALAXIES-ABOVE ANYTHING ANYONE ELSE IS DOING."


2013 - JAZZ LA

"I HAD NO IDEA I WAS TALKING TO THE LES PAUL OF THE ACCORDION FOR INNOVATION, THE BOBBY FISHER OF THE ACCORDION FOR THE US PROMOTION OF THIS DYING ART OF PLAYING IT, AND THE MICHAEL JORDAN OF THE ACCORDION FOR THE BEST ACCORDIONIST, ALL ROLLED UP INTO ONE"


2011- SEPTEMBER - PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON on Cory's World Acoustic Championship

"CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR BIG SUCCESS IN FINLAND. THAT'S TWO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS...."


2009- AUGUST 6th - PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON on Cory's Trip to the World Championship

"OUR NATION WILL BE WELL REPRESENTED. PLEASE KEEP HILLARY AND ME POSTED. WE'RE ROOTING FOR YOU."


2009- OCTOBER 15th - PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON on the World Championship

"I'VE BEEN IMPRESSED AND INSPIRED BY YOUR TALENT EVER SINCE YOU WERE A YOUNG BOY...."

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1998- APRIL 14th - THE PROVIDENCE JOURNAL

"MUSICAL BOY WONDER"-HEADLINE. “WITH ACCORDION PERCHED ON HIS LAP, CORY’S FINGERS FLY ACROSS THE KEYBOARD, HIS LEFT HAND GENTLY COMPRESSING THE ACCORDION IN AND OUT. HIS EYES SCAN NO MUSIC. HE PLAYS BY EAR…‘EVERYBODY IS BORN WITH A TALENT, CORY SAYS. BUT MOST PEOPLE NEVER FIND THEIRS. I HAVE FOUND MINE.". SUMATHI REDDY.


1999- MARCH 15th - THE PROVIDENCE JOURNAL -

"A PRODIGY IS A YOUNG PERSON WITH SUCH A GIFT THAT HE PLAYS AN INSTRUMENT AS WELL AS ANY ADULT. HE DOES THINGS BY INSTINCT, AND DOES THEM SO WELL THAT NO ONE REALLY KNOWS HOW IT CAN BE POSSIBLE. CORY IS THAT YOUNG PERSON" JOHN MARTIN.


1999- JUNE 20th - PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON -

“YOU PLAYED BRILLIANTLY! THANK YOU AND GOOD LUCK." AFTER CORY’S PERFORMANCE AT THE STATE DINNER FOR THE PRESIDENT OF HUNGARY AND MRS. GONCZ.


2002- JUNE - THE INFAMOUS DICK CONTINO -

"CORY'S THE ONLY YOUNG ACCORDIONIST OUT THERE THAT HAS ALL THE TOOLS NEEDED TO SAVE THE ACCORDION. MOST OF ALL THE FACT THAT HE DOESN'T SOUND LIKE AN ACCORDIONIST WHEN HE PLAYS."


2003- DECEMBER 17th - THE ENTERPRISE -

"PERHAPS THE EVENING’S MOST STRIKING NOVELTY WAS ITS FEATURED SOLO PERFORMER…. PESATURO PROVED THAT THIS MUCH -MALIGNED INSTRUMENT CAN SOUND TERRIFIC IN THE RIGHT HANDS."



2004- EVAN HARLEN, PROFESSIONAL ACCORDIONIST -

"HE’S THE ONLY STUDENT I EVER HAD WHERE I COULDN'T TEACH HIM ANYTHING ON THE RIGHT HAND. THIS IS BASICALLY BECAUSE HE HAS EVEN BETTER TECHNIQUE THAT MYSELF"


2005- JUNE 24th - ERIC BLOOM, PROFESSIONAL JAZZ MUSICIAN -

"WHEN HE PLAYS THE SLOW SONGS, HE MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE YOU’RE RIGHT IN THE CENTER OF ANOTHER COUNTRY, AND WHEN HE PLAYS THE FAST ONES; WELL I’VE NEVER HEARD ANYONE LIKE HIM, NO ONE CAN COME CLOSE TO HIS SPEED, ITS TRULY A MYSTERY."


2006- JULY – JOHN ALLMARK, JAZZ BIG BAND LEADER -

"HIS SPEED AND EXCITEMENT CAN’T BE TOPPED. IT’S WONDERFUL HOW HE CAN MAKE THIS INSTRUMENT THAT IS DISLIKED IN SOCIETY, SO THRILLING TO WATCH."


2007- August - DOUG JOHNSON, PROFESSIONAL ACCORDIONIST -

"WHEN YOU THINK OF THE LEGENDS OF JAZZ ACCORDION, YOU MUST INCLUDE CORY. I DON’T KNOW OF ANYONE THAT CAN OUTPLAY HIM RIGHT NOW."


2007- OCTOBER 16th - THE BOSTON GLOBE -

"YES, THE JAZZ ACCORDION HAS A NEW CHAMPION..21-YEAR-OLD RHODE ISLAND NATIVE CORY PESATURO, A SENIOR AT THE NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY." STEVE GREENLEE / OCTOBER 18th - "IF ANYONE CAN MAKE THE ACCORDION HIP-AND THAT’S A TALL ORDER-IT JUST MIGHT BE CORY PESATURO." STEVE GREENLEE


2008- JANUARY – ROLAND COOPERATION -

"WITH THE ELECTRONIC FEATURES OF THE ROLAND ACCORDION, CORY IS NOT ONLY A GREAT TALENT, BUT A DANGEROUSLY GREAT TALENT TO THE MUSIC WORLD"


2009-JANUARY - MIKE RENZI, LEGENDARY JAZZ PIANIST -

"HIS FINGERS FLY ACROSS THE KEYS, AND HIS NOTES ARE ALL ACCURATE"


2009-JUNE - LEAVENWORTH ACCORDION COMPETITION -

"HE'S NOT JUST A MONSTER [of a player], BUT A MONSTER'S MONSTER........IT'S OTHER WORLDLY"


2010-JULY - BILL COSBY, 3-TIME TOP COUPE MONDIALE WORLD ACCORDION CHAMPION-

"I DO NOT KNOW IF I HAVE EVER HEARD ANYONE WHO CAN MATCH CORY'S FIERCE TECHNICAL FACILITY AND MUSICIANSHIP THAT IS SO BRILLIANTLY AND SPONTANEOUSLY APPLIED TO A STAGGERING RANGE OF POP, JAZZ, ETHNIC, AND CLASSICAL STYLES."



2010-JULY - PHIL JOHNSON, PHYSICIST-

"I NEVER FEEL THAT MUSICIANS DESERVE QUITE THE LEVEL OF A TERM LIKE PHYSICIST, BUT AFTER SEEING ALL THAT YOU CAN SIMULTANEOUSLY - AND THAT IT ALL BE CUTTING EDGE, I DEEM YOU A PHYSICIST OF MUSIC."