LITWIN CONCERTINA JAMS of the PAST
last updated 25 June 2004

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2004 marks the 21st year for the Litwin Concertina Jam at the Polka Fireworks Festival at the Seven Springs Resort. It began as a small gathering of concertina players and has developed into a unique event where novice sits alongside professional to play the Polish music of their Fathers and Grandfathers on an instrument that has an extremely loyal and dedicated following.


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Jam 1984    The 1984 Concertina Jam. How many of these people do you recognize? Bill and Tony, Marylou and Rich were there in 84.














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Jam 1985    The 1985 Concertina Jam. Do you remember Lenny, Jim, Andy, and Joe?














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Jam 1986    The 1986 Concertina Jam where Paul, Charlie, Peter, Scrubby, Al Al Al (of the Authentics fame), and Butch were just some of the players.














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Jam 1987    The 1987 Concertina Jam. Tony, David, Bill, Andy and Ernie were there along with dozen's of others. Were you there?














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Jam 1988    Snow-kidden, this was the Concertina Jam of 1988. Paul, a permanent fixture is center, while Teddy Kiewicz "enters the room.














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Jam 1989    The year was 1989 and Jim was on fiddle when not playing box. Ronnie, Al, a young JR, Paul and a John made it to the room














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Jam 1995    The year was 1995 and JR, Andy Misura and Rich Benkowski and Eddie Siwiec are shown with the "dozen" caps.














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Jam 1999    In 1999 Eddie Sr. and Lenny Gomulka sing and play while Leo, Greg, Stan and Roger join in on box. The "standees" in the crowd take choice positions against any wall available.
















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