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  • Sadus, Eugene
    Place of Birth: Chicago
    DOB:
    Instruments: Saxophone, Clarinet
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: Bal-Aires
    Also performed with:
    Honors:
    Information:
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - A Groovin' Polka Style - Bel-Aire 4005
    2. - The Modern Sound of Polkas -Bel-Aire 4003
    3. - -

  • Saive, Steve
    409 West Green Street, Apt 3E
    West Hazleton,Pa. 18202
    Phone: 570 239 4353
    Place of Birth: Cambridge, Ohio
    DOB: 09/03/
    Instruments: Trumpet
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: Saivelivemusic.com DJ/Wedding Trumpeter, Music for every occasion.
    Also performed with: Jan Lewan, Jolly Joe and the Bavarians, The Hallmarks
    Honors:Grammy Nominee, Indiana University of Pa. Music scholarship award winner, RLS Trumpet Award
    Information:
    E-mail: Stevesaive@aol.com
    Web page: Saivelivemusic.com
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. -Live from Atlantic City Jan Lewan Volumes 1 and 2
    2. -Ania Piwowarczk ..."Lifes's Too Short"
    3. -Hallmarks..."Let's Get Together"

  • Salamon, John


  • Salinger, Charles
    Phone:
    Place of Birth:
    DOB:
    Instruments: Clarinet,
    Vocalist: No
    Primary Band: Malach Brothers
    Also performed with:
    Honors: , ,
    Information:
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - A Concert In The Park - Romek Records
    2. - -
    3. - -

  • Sanderson, Erik
    5942 Anglers Dr
    Ortonville, MI 48462
    Phone: 248- 770-3937
    Place of Birth:Pontiac, MI
    DOB: 02/19/67
    Instruments: Fiddle, Guitar
    Vocalist: No
    Primary Band:Dynabrass
    Also performed with: The Brass Express, Change of Pace
    Honors:
    Information:
    E-mail: ESanderson@bcbsm.com
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - he Dream Lives On / 1991
    2. - In the Heat of the Night / 1992
    3. -

  • Sanocki, Jack M.
    9376 River Crest Rd
    Manassas, VA, 20110
    Phone: 703-367-0887
    Place of Birth: Springfield, MA
    DOB: 06/02/1947
    Instruments: Clarinet, Sax
    Vocalist: No
    Primary Band: Freelancing
    Also performed with: Eddie Podolak, Tom Kielbania, Larry Chesky, Walt Solek
    Honors: , ,
    Information:
    E-mail: jsan338386@aol.com
    Web page: JSanocki's Polka Clarinet/Sax Page
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - -
    2. - -
    3. - -

  • Sarah Marie,
    Phone:
    Place of Birth:
    DOB:
    Instruments: ,
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: Syl Rutkoski Orchestra
    Also performed with:
    Honors: , ,
    Information:
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Moon Landing - Ridge Records
    2. - -
    3. - -

  • Sariego, Michael A.
    921 Schoen St
    Green Bay, WI, 54302
    Phone: 920-465-1160
    Place of Birth: Two Rivers, WI
    DOB: 03/04/1957
    Instruments: reeds, strings
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: A.K.A.
    Also performed with: Polka Town Sound
    Honors: , ,
    Information:
    E-mail: masariego@aol.com
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Cutting Edge - Sunshine Records
    2. - -
    3. - -

  • Schaeffler, Loren
    1151 Lafayette Ave
    Lafayette, MN, 56054
    Phone: 507-228-8353
    Place of Birth: Lafayette,MN
    DOB: 1/1/49
    Instruments: Concertina,
    Vocalist: No
    Primary Band: Northside Dutchmen
    Also performed with:
    Honors:
    Information:
    E-mail: lorens@mnic.net
    Web page: Loren's Chemnitzer Concertina Site
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Northside Dutchmen Vol #1 - Cassette -1998
    2. - -
    3. - -

  • Schilling, Dean
    1245 Flaming Oak Dr.
    New Braunfels, TX, 78132
    Phone: 830-627-8205
    Place of Birth: Waverly, IA
    DOB: 4/25/44
    Instruments: Trumpet, Concertina
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: freelancing
    Also performed with: Malek Fisherman, Jublee Band, Cloverleaf Orchestra
    Honors: Iowa All-State Band First Trumpet, ,
    Information:
    E-mail: trumpeter@satx.rr.com
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Malek Fisherman Vol I -
    2. - -
    3. - -

  • Schmitz, Darryl Joseph
    2594 W. Parks Rd
    St. Johns, MI, 48879
    Phone: 517-224-1211
    Place of Birth: St. Johns, MI
    DOB: 6/1/60
    Instruments: Accordion, Keyboard, Tuba. Bass Guitar
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: Linda Lee and the Bavarian Inn Band
    Also performed with: Mich State U. Marching Band, Pit Orchestra, Heritage Center for the Performing Arts
    Honors: European American Music Award, ,
    Information:
    E-mail: thirty3na3rd@voyager.net
    Web page: 33 1/3 Street Sound
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Wunderbar-Linda Lee Most Requested - Peppermint Prod. 1991
    2. - Czech Sounds of Stan Saylor -33 1/3 Street Sound- 1998
    3. - -A Frankenmuth Christmas, Linda Lee and Friends - 33 1/3 Street Sound, 2005

  • Scott, Mike
    Limerick, PA
    Place of Birth: Pottstown, PA
    DOB: 9/24/70
    Instruments: Trumpet,
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: The Switch
    Also performed with: Chuck Pendrak Orch.
    Honors:
    Information:
    E-mail: scottm1@war.wyeth.com
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - In The Polka Tradition The Switch
    2. - The Switch Is On The Switch
    3. -

  • Sedlak, Rick
    804 Victory St
    Johnson City, NY, 13790
    Phone: 607-798-8111
    Place of Birth: Johnson City, NY
    DOB: 10/7/54
    Instruments: Accordion, Midi Accordion
    Vocalist: No
    Primary Band: Drive With Five
    Also performed with:
    Honors:
    Information:
    E-mail: KRSEDLAK@aol.com
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Polkas with 4 Wheel Drive - 1992
    2. - -
    3. - -

  • Seliga, Frank
    Place of Birth: Chicago
    DOB:
    Instruments: Bass,
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: Bal-Aires
    Also performed with:
    Honors:
    Information:
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - A Groovin Polka Style - Bel-Aire 4005
    2. - The Modern Sound of Polkas -Bel-Aire 4003
    3. - -

  • Serafin, Ray
    117 Yorktown Dr
    Webster, NY, 14580
    Phone: 716-671-6422
    Place of Birth: Rochester, NY
    DOB:
    Instruments: Accordion, Keyboard
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: Brass Magic
    Also performed with:
    Honors: IPA Elector, Host of Polka Bandstand Radio Show-Rochester
    Information:
    E-mail: rserafi1@rochester.rr.com
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Polkas From The Flower City - Century -1968
    2. - Here We Go With Polkas -Lemans -1980
    3. - -

  • Serwon, Stan
    5759 Davison Rd
    Akron, NY 14001
    Phone: 716-759-8414
    Place of Birth: Buffalo, NY
    DOB: 01/26/1957
    Instruments: Drums, Guitar
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: None
    Also performed with:
    Honors:
    Information:
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Buffalo Brass (45rpm only)
    2. -
    3. -

  • Seweryniak, David "Scrubby"
    Phone:
    Place of Birth: Buffalo, NY
    DOB: 07/04/1948
    Instruments: Concertina, Accordion
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: Dynatones
    Also performed with: Sunshine, Dave Seweryniak Trio
    Honors: IPA Polka Music Hall of Fame, USPA Awards, IPA Awards, 1992 Grammy Award Nomination
    Information:Scrubby Has been awarded every major and minor award within the polka music industry, including IPA Polka Music Hall of Fame & 1992 Grammy Award Nomination. Has made numerous cameo appearances on various recordings with a variety of artists and bands.
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - All Dynatones' Recordings -
    2. - Put a Little Sunshine in Your Life -Sunshine
    3. - Heat -Sunshine

  • Sheeder, John
    20 Sprint St
    Wilkes-Barre, PA, 18706
    Phone: 570-826-1053
    Place of Birth:
    DOB:
    Instruments: Clarinet, Saxophone
    Vocalist: No
    Primary Band: Johnny Sheeder
    Also performed with: Syl Rutkoski Orchestra
    Honors: , ,
    Information:
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Pennsylvania Favorites - Jay Jay
    2. - Polkas From the East -Jay Jay
    3. - Polkas Just For You -PASA

  • Sienkowski, Danny
    Phone:
    Place of Birth: Knox, IN
    DOB: 06/15/1955
    Instruments: Trumpet, Guitar
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: E-Z Tones
    Also performed with: Musical Aces
    Honors: UPA Trumpet Player of the Year -1997, ,
    Information:Original member of the E-Z Tones, Cousin of Sienkowski family, Chicago, IL (Ampol-Aires)
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Through The Years - E-Z Tones- WRS
    2. - Turn It Up! -E-Z Tones -WRS
    3. - Coming Your Way -E-Z Tones -WRS

  • Sienkowski, Eddie
    7751 n. 1275 w.
    North Judson, IN, 46366
    Phone: 219-828-7462
    Place of Birth: La Porte, IN
    DOB: 09/24/1948
    Instruments: Concertina, Bass
    Vocalist: No
    Primary Band: AmpolCast
    Also performed with: E-Z Tones, Musical Aces, Pala Brothers, Harmony Notes, Polkamasters
    Honors: UPA Concertina player of the Year- 1997, ,
    Information:UPA Michigan City, IN Chapter- Vice President, Founding member and leader of the E-Z Tones, Cousin of Sienkowski family, Chicago, IL (Ampol-Aires)
    E-mail: eztones@pop.skyenet.net
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Those E-Z Years, 1975-1993 - E-Z Tones- WRS
    2. - Turn It Up! -E-Z Tones -WRS
    3. - Coming Your Way -E-Z Tones -WRS

  • Sienkowski, Matt
    Phone:
    Place of Birth: Michigan City, IN
    DOB: 01/20/1983
    Instruments: Piano, Drums, Bass, Accordion
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: E-Z Tones
    Also performed with:
    Honors: , ,
    Information:Son of Eddie Sienkowski (E-Z Tones), Cousin of Sienkowski family, Chicago, IL (Ampol-Aires)
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - -
    2. - -
    3. - -

  • Sienkowski, Rudy
    Place of Birth: Chicago, IL
    DOB: 10/22/1931
    DOD: 10/20/1989
    Instruments: Drums, Trumpet
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: Ampol-Aires
    Also performed with: Eddie Zima, Marion Lush, Concertina All-Stars
    Honors: UPA Drummer of the Year-1985, Ampol Aires Anniversary Award (IPA,UPA, EBV) , UPA Deceased Musician Honor-1990
    Information:Founding member of the Ampol Aires Orchestra, Cousin of Sienkowski family, Indiana (E-Z Tones)
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Polka Night Life - Ampol Records
    2. - Polish Picnic -Ampol Records
    3. - The Two Sounds of the Ampol Aires -Ampol Records

  • Sienkowski, Tom A.
    Phone:
    Place of Birth: Knox, IN
    DOB: 01/01/1959
    Instruments: Clarinet, Sax
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: E-Z Tones
    Also performed with:
    Honors: , ,
    Information:Original member of the E-Z Tones, Cousin of Sienkowski family, Chicago, IL
    E-mail: ez_tone@hotmail.com
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Through The Years - E-Z Tones- WRS
    2. - Turn It Up! -E-Z Tones -WRS
    3. - Coming Your Way -E-Z Tones -WRS

  • Sienkowski, Tom E.
    Phone:
    Place of Birth: La Porte, IN
    DOB: 04/13/1982
    Instruments: Drums, Sax
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: E-Z Tones
    Also performed with:
    Honors: , ,
    Information:Son of Tom A. Sienkowski (E-Z Tones),Cousin of Sienkowski family, Chicago, IL (Ampol Aires)
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - -
    2. - -
    3. - -

  • Sienkowski, Wayne
    3652 Maple
    Berwyn, IL, 60402
    Phone: 708-484-7509
    Place of Birth: Chicago, IL
    DOB: 7/17/59
    Instruments: Drums,
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: Dual Image
    Also performed with: Ampol Aires, Casey Homel, Music Company, Concertina All-Stars
    Honors: UPA Drummer 1990, Ampol Aires Annversary Award (IPA, UPA, EBV), Key to City Frankenmuth
    Information:Son of Rudy Sienkowski (Ampol Aires),Cousin of Sienkowski family, Indiana (E-Z Tones)
    E-mail: ampolaires@ameritech.net
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Ampol Aires Keep On Going - Ampol
    2. - One More Time -Ampol
    3. - Polkas by Casey -Casey Records

  • Sierzega, Bob
    Midlothian, IL,
    Phone:
    Place of Birth: Chicago, IL
    DOB: 12/4/41
    Instruments: Accordion, Organ
    Vocalist: No
    Primary Band: Bob Sierzega Trio
    Also performed with: Don Lucki & D Lux, Krystilites, Jolly Cavaliers, George Stevens, Joe Pat, Pensionaires
    Honors: , ,
    Information:
    E-mail: Boxcop41@aol.com
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Don and Bob "Live" -
    2. - -
    3. - -

  • Sierzega, Jim
    12937 S. Meade Ave
    Palos Heights , IL, 60463
    Phone: 708-389-8914
    Place of Birth: Chicago, IL
    DOB: 9/27/51
    Instruments: Trumpet, Concertina
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: The Good Times
    Also performed with: Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones
    Honors: Grammy Award
    Information:
    E-mail: jsierzeg@ix.netcom.com
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Another Polka Celebration - Bel-Aire 1986
    2. - Love and Marriage -Sound/Video Impressions -1995
    3. - Kick in The Brass -Sound/Video Impressions -1999

  • Siewierski, Casey


  • Sikorski, Mark

    , ,
    Phone:
    Place of Birth: Greensboro, NC
    DOB: 9/17/58
    Instruments: Bass Guitar, Guitar
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: The Wave
    Also performed with: Long Island Golden Tones
    Honors: , ,
    Information:
    E-mail: markzhanna@cs.com
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - A Touch of Gold-Golden Tones - Asterik Records - 1981
    2. - Blasting Off With Polkas -Starr -1993
    3. - Ukranian Style Music -The Wave - 2000

  • Simchena, Carl
    326 Broad St
    St. Clair, PA, 17970
    Phone: (570) 429-0859
    Place of Birth: Pottsville, PA
    DOB: 6/6/1949
    Instruments: Bass
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: The Golden Tones of McAdoo, Pennsylvania (Chicago Style)
    Also performed with: The Polskie Swingmasters (of Hazleton, Pennsylvania)8 1/2 years, The King Brothers (of Coaldale, Pennsylvania)8 years
    Honors: , ,
    Information:Former Co-Host, PENNSYLVANIA POLKA, WVIA-TV, Channel 44, Wilkes-Barre, PA; Host and Producer, POLKA CONNECTION, WYLN-TV, Channel 35, Hazleton, PA; Hosts a polka radio show on WAZL 1490 radio in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, Sundays from 12:00 until 3:00
    E-mail: carlg@ptd.net
    Web page:
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - OUT ALL NIGHT - Polskie Swingmasters "Ampol Records
    2. - Polka Jukebox -Polske Swingmasters Ampol Records
    3. - Long Overdue -The Golden Tones

  • Simms, Stan
    3801 Windber Blvd
    Palm Harbor FL 34685
    Phone: 727-902-3139
    Place of Birth: Newark, NJ
    DOB: 1945
    Instruments: Accordion, Keyboards
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: Nu Soundz
    Also performed with: Chet Kayer, Chet Pendrak
    Honors: , ,
    Information:
    E-mail: cssimms@verizon.net
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - -
    2. - -
    3. - -

  • Sinzdak, Walter J.
    10 Eyck Pl
    Edison, NJ, 08820
    Phone: 73-549-3293
    Place of Birth: Wilke-Barre, PA
    DOB: 9/16/34
    Instruments: Clarinet, Sax
    Vocalist: No
    Primary Band: Three Hobos
    Also performed with: Bernie Witkowski, King Edward, Al Parks Orch.
    Honors: , ,
    Information:
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Three Hobos-Tribute to Bernie Witkowski - EGW Records -1991
    2. - Second Time Around-Three Hobos -EGW Records -1994
    3. - In A Polka Mood-Al Parks -APCD -1999

  • Sita, Gary


  • Siwiec, Eddie
    Phone: 888-275-4238
    Place of Birth: Dearborn, MI
    DOB: 3/9/0000
    Instruments: Clarinet/Sax, Trumpet, Concertina
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: The Brass Connection
    Also performed with: Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones
    Honors: 2005 IPA Hall of Fame, Grammy Nomination "Always Forever and a Day" Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones, 2008 Michigan State Polka Hall of Fame
    Information:
    E-mail: eddiesiwiec@yahoo.com
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Back on Track - Dynasticks
    2. - Overdrive -Prime Drive
    3. - Hooked on Honky - Stas Golonka

  • Skaja, Barbara


    Skaja, Irene


  • Skiba, Jay Jay
    Phone:
    Place of Birth: Buffalo, NY
    DOB:
    Instruments: Sax, Clarinet
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: Bedrock Boys
    Also performed with: Ampol Tones, Happy RIchies
    Honors: Buffalo Music Awards - Best Oldies Band 1999, ,
    Information:
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Here Are the Ampoltones - 1983
    2. - -
    3. - -

  • Skoczylas, Ed "Skotch"


  • Skorka, Raymond E.
    77 Powell Road
    Emerson, NJ,
    Phone: 201-967-7243
    Place of Birth: Passaic, NJ
    DOB: 5/22/47
    Instruments: Accordion, Synthesizer
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: The Ablemen
    Also performed with:
    Honors: Gold Medal Band- Hunter Mt 1986-89, Citizen of the Yea P.A.W. News -1999,
    Information:
    E-mail: ableguy@optonline.net
    Web page: The Ablemen
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Dressed Up Polkas - Starr Records -1985
    2. - Love Notes -Able Records -1988
    3. - -

  • Slivinski, Dave
    165 Sunburst Dr
    Frankenmuth, MI, 48734
    Phone: 989-652-2317
    Place of Birth: Saginaw, MI
    DOB: 4/18/1966
    Instruments: Accordion, Bass, Piano, Drums
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: Dave Slivinski Band
    Also performed with: Marv Herzog, Rick Vinecki's Melody Kings
    Honors: , ,
    Information:
    E-mail: daveslivinski@juno.com
    Web page: DaveSlivinskiBand.com
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Serving it up My Way - 2004
    2. - -
    3. - -

  • Slowinski, Richard
    Place of Birth: Buffalo, NY
    DOB:
    Instruments: Clarinet, Sax
    Vocalist:
    Primary Band: Dave Gawronski 5
    Also performed with:
    Honors:
    Information:
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Hey! - Mark Records 11166
    2. - -
    3. - -

  • Ted, Slowinski
    165 Sunburst Dr
    Junction City, WI, 54443
    Phone: 715-457-4608
    Place of Birth: StevensPoint,WI
    DOB:9/4/42
    Phone: 715-457-4608
    Instruments: Concertina
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: Concertina & Brass, Polish Ramblers, Central WI Concertina Club
    Also performed with:
    Honors:
    Information:Install dynamic concertina microphones
    E-mail: tedns@tds.net
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. -
    2. - -
    3. - -

  • Smith, Gary
    Phone:
    Place of Birth: Cleveland, OH
    DOB: 3/30/1955
    Instruments: Bass Guitar,
    Vocalist: No
    Primary Band: Cleveland Sound
    Also performed with: Ed Potoniec and his Polkateers 1973-1980, Hank Wroblewski and his Sociables 1981-1986
    Honors: , ,
    Information:
    E-mail: smiths1336@cox.net
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Polkas for Polka Bugs - Polkateers 1975
    2. - Polish Hayride -Polkateers 1978
    3. - -

  • Smolen, Ron
    P.O.Box 346152
    Chicago, IL, 60634
    Phone: 773-545-1881
    Place of Birth: Chicago, IL
    DOB: 7/8/1953
    Instruments: Accordion, Cordovox, Clarinet, Sax
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: Ron Smolen Big Band
    Also performed with: Joe Pat, Jolly Stan Lee,Li'l Wally
    Honors: 30 years of service and committment awarded by N.B.E.A. National Ballroom and Entertainment Association. 2001,Honorary Membership awarded 1982 by the Senior Polka Association (only non- senior to be awarded membership) ,
    Information:
    E-mail: rso1000@hotmail.com
    Web page: Ron Smolen Orch.
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - -
    2. - -
    3. - -

  • Smolinski, Larry
    908 Mallard Way
    Flower Mound, TX, 75028
    Phone: 972-539-3487
    Place of Birth: Buffalo, NY
    DOB: 01/16/1954
    Instruments: Clarinet, Sax, Flute, Bass
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: Showcase
    Also performed with: City Side, Buffalo Tones
    Honors: , ,
    Information:
    E-mail: cicslarry@yahoo.com
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Green Grass polka/Bouncing Ball Oberek - LeMans Records
    2. - -
    3. - -

  • Smolka, Joe
    914 Linden Street
    Wilmington, DE, 19805
    Phone: 302-656-8695
    Place of Birth: Wilmington, DE
    DOB: 7/14/45
    Instruments: Sax,
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: The Seventh Avenue Band
    Also performed with: The Golden Bells
    Honors:
    Information:
    Web page: Seventh Ave Polka Page
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - The Name is the Same;Joe, Joe & Joe -1999
    2. - Polkas From Delaware -1997
    3. - Down Polka Lane with Seventh Avenue -1995

  • Smrz, Tom
    5421 Canary Dr
    Stevens Point, WI, 54481
    Phone: 715-341-7292
    Place of Birth: Stevens Point, WI
    DOB: 7/1/58
    Instruments: Concertina,
    Vocalist:
    Primary Band: Music Express
    Also performed with: Polish Trio, Jolly Harmony 7, Polish Express, Polish Pride
    Honors:
    Information:host of a polka show on WIZD 99.9FM, Plover, Wisconsin, on Sunday from 8 to 10
    E-mail: tsmrz@coredcs.com
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - -Back on track with the Music Express
    2. - -Here Comes the Music Express
    3. - -Concertina Madness

  • Smurlo, Robert
    Phone:
    Place of Birth: Nanticoke, PA
    DOB:
    Instruments: Piano, Bass, Clarinet
    Vocalist: No
    Primary Band: Joe Stanky & the Cadets
    Also performed with: Syl Rutlowski Orch.
    Honors: , ,
    Information:
    E-mail: bsmurlo@epix.net
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Polka Sweetheart - Ridge Records
    2. - Sing Me Back Home -Joe Stanky- 2000
    3. - Bring Out the Melodies -LeMans - 1986

  • Solecki, Kevin


  • Sowinski, Richard
    Place of Birth: Buffalo, NY
    DOB:
    Instruments: Clarinet, Sax
    Vocalist:
    Primary Band: Dave Gawronski
    Also performed with:
    Honors:
    Information:
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. -
    2. -
    3. -

  • Soyka, Al
    Place of Birth: Rockville, CT
    DOB:
    Instruments: Accordion,
    Vocalist:
    Primary Band: Al Soyka Orchestra
    Also performed with:
    Honors: ,
    Information:
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - The Jolly Caballero - Dana
    2. - USA Oberek -Dana
    3. - -

  • Spilis, Edward
    Phone:
    Place of Birth:
    DOB:
    Instruments: ,
    Vocalist: No
    Primary Band: Joe Pienta Orchestra
    Also performed with:
    Honors: , ,
    Information:
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Polkas by Joe Pienta - PASA
    2. - -
    3. - -

  • Spurlock, Charles "Chuck"
    51 Caledonia Rd
    Pueblo, CO, 81001
    Phone: 719-545-5261
    Place of Birth: Pueblo, CO
    DOB: 2/26/34
    Instruments: Accordion,
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: Chuck Spurlock & his Bojons
    Also performed with:
    Honors: , ,
    Information:
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Party Tonight - Intelligent Audio Indust-1999
    2. - -
    3. - -

  • Sredzienski, Gary P.
    P.O.Box 361
    Greenland, NH, 03840
    Phone: 207-451-9114
    Place of Birth: Hartford, Ct
    DOB: 4/10/62
    Instruments: Accordion,
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: Soloist, early Polish American music and diverse accordion styles, The Serfs
    Also performed with: Polish Folk and Dance Ensemble of Haverhill, MA -Lubliniacy, Ballet New England, Voices From the Heart Choir
    Honors: NH Artist Fellow -1997, Discovery Award - finalist in 1995 from NH State Council on the Arts, Invited to perform at Smithsonian Folklife Fest in Washington, DC 1999
    Information: Owner-Bellows Music
    E-mail: AccordioNH@aol.com
    Web page: Gary Sredzienski's Web Page
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - From The Porch - Old Country Style - Bellows Music -1996
    2. - Accordion Languages - Bellows Music -1998
    3. - -

  • Stachowski, Robert
    P.O.Box 361
    3015 Oakwood Ave
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    Phone: 219-878-1394
    Place of Birth: Michigan City, Indiana
    DOB: 12/08/71
    Instruments: Drums
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: Twilighters
    Also performed with: E-Z Tones, Soundsations
    Honors:
    Information:
    E-mail: robstac@sbcglobal.net
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. -
    2. -
    3. -

  • Stamer, Christopher
    Place of Birth: Hamburg, NY
    DOB: 10/2/65
    Instruments: Bass, Piano
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: Steel City Brass
    Also performed with:
    Honors:
    Information:
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Polish Picnic Favorites, Vol. 2 - Sunshine 2002
    2. - Polish Picnic Favorites -Ethnic World Records
    3. - Through the Looking Glass -Bel-Aire

  • Stanczak, Paul


  • Stankovic (Stanky), John
    410 Espy St
    Nanticoke, PA,
    Phone: 570-737-2289
    Place of Birth: Nanticoke, PA
    DOB: 5/4/36
    Instruments: Accordion, Drums
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: John Stanky and the Coalminers
    Also performed with:
    Honors: , ,
    Information:Producer of Pennsylvania Polka TV Show
    E-mail: johnstanky@aol.com
    Web page: JohnStanky.Net
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Losing Control -
    2. - Frogs in the Beer Pail
    3. - Next Generation -

  • Stanky, Joe
    320 Espy St
    Nanticoke, PA, 18634
    Phone: 570-735-1659
    Place of Birth: Nanticoke, PA
    DOB:
    Instruments: Violin, Guitar
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: Joe Stanky & the Cadets
    Also performed with: PA Merrymakers, Polka Dynamite
    Honors:
    Information: href="mailto:joe@joestankycadets.com">joe@joestankycadets.com
    Web page: Joe Stanky & the Cadets
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Sing Me Back Home -
    2. - Ridin' High -
    3. - Heart Moving Melodies -

  • Stanky, Joe, Jr.
    17 Latham Village Lane #6
    Lathan, NY, 12110
    Phone: 518-785-4506
    Place of Birth: Nanticoke, PA
    DOB:
    Instruments: Drums, Bass
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: Joe Stanky & the Cadets
    Also performed with: DoubleShot, Polka Naturals, The Golden Tones
    Honors:
    Information:
    E-mail: stanky73@peoplepc.com
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Come on let's dance -
    2. - Doubleshot Preview -
    3. - -

  • Stanky, John: (see John Stankovic )

  • Stanszewski, Frank


  • Stasa, Jeff

    Corunna, MI,
    Phone:
    Place of Birth: Detroit, MI
    DOB: 1/24/59
    Instruments: Accordion, Drums
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: Harmony Tones Variety Band
    Also performed with: Jeff Stasa Polka Band
    Honors: , ,
    Information:
    E-mail: Theharmonytones@aol.com
    Web page: Theharmonytones
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - -
    2. - -
    3. - -

  • Stastny, Chuck
    P.O. Box 7075
    Yankton, SD, 57078-7075
    Phone: 605-668-0935
    Place of Birth: Parkston, SD.
    DOB: 8/2/64
    Instruments: Percussion,
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: Coppersmiths
    Also performed with: Barefoot Becky
    Honors: Elector IPA, Member NARAS, IPA Officer
    Information:
    E-mail: chuck@polkacountdown.com
    Web page: Chuck's Polka Countdown Page
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - The Coppersmiths-Frank Melmer Presents The Coppersmiths -
    2. - Barefoot Becky-Ach Ja! -
    3. - Eddie Skeets Orch Variety Show -

  • Steiner, Danny
    Mantua, NJ,
    Place of Birth: Camden, NJ
    DOB: 2/8/1942
    Instruments: Accordion,
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: Melody Kings
    Also performed with: Joe Wisniewski, Ray Dombrowski, Kaminski Brothers
    Honors: , ,
    Information:
    E-mail:
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - -
    2. - -
    3. - -

  • Strusowski, Joe
    Place of Birth: Wilmington, DE
    DOB: 4/21/51
    Instruments: Trumpet, Flugelhorn,Keyboard
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: The Seventh Avenue Band
    Also performed with: U.S. Army Band, Delaware Symphony
    Honors: , ,
    Information:
    E-mail: polkaman7@yahoo.com
    Web page: Seventh Ave Polka Page
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - The Name is the Same;Joe, Joe & Joe -1999
    2. - Polkas From Delaware -1997
    3. - Down Polka Lane with Seventh Avenue -1995

  • Struzik, Larry "Smiley"
    Place of Birth: Buffalo, NY
    DOB:
    Instruments: Bass,
    Vocalist:
    Primary Band: Eddie Olinski Orchestra
    Also performed with:
    Honors:
    Information:
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Polka a Go Go - Dala 347
    2. - -
    3. - -

  • Studen, Dan
    Place of Birth: Pueblo, CO
    DOB: 5/1/62
    Instruments: Drums,
    Vocalist:
    Primary Band: Chuck Spurlock & his Bojons
    Also performed with:
    Honors: , ,
    Information:
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Party Tonight - Intelligent Audio Indust-1999
    2. - -
    3. - -

  • Sturr, Jimmy
    Florida, NY,
    Phone:
    Place of Birth: Springfield, MA
    DOB: 9/25/41
    Instruments: Clarinet, Sax, Drums
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: Jimmy Sturr Orchestra
    Also performed with:
    Honors: 11 Grammys, 17 IPA Awards, 15 Grammy Nominations
    Information:
    E-mail: jspolka@warwick.net
    Web page: Jimmy Sturr Page
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Gone Polka with WIllie Nelson and Brenda Lee - 6/05
    2. - Touched by a Polka with Mel Tillis -2000
    3. - Dance with Me w/ The Oak Ridge Boys -1998

  • Sudjak, Edward
    185 E Union St
    Nanticoke, PA, 18634
    Phone: 570-740-7463
    Place of Birth:
    DOB:
    Instruments: Bass,
    Vocalist: No
    Primary Band: Syl Rutkoski Orchestra
    Also performed with:
    Honors: , ,
    Information:
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Polkas From the East - Jay Jay
    2. - Polkas Just For You -PASA
    3. - Little Polish Girl -Ridge Records

  • Suhr, Carl "Dutchman"
    Place of Birth: Buffalo, NY
    DOB:
    Instruments: Drums,
    Vocalist:
    Primary Band: Eddie Olinski Orchestra
    Also performed with:
    Honors:
    Information:
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Polka a Go Go - Dala 347
    2. - -
    3. - -

  • Suita, John
    Place of Birth: Niagara Falls, NY
    DOB:
    Instruments: Trumpet,
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: Cavaliers
    Also performed with:
    Honors:
    Information:
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - -
    2. - -
    3. - -

  • Sullivan, Jim
    4655 Painted Sky Road
    Reading, PA, 19606
    Phone: 484-269-6290
    Place of Birth: Morea Colliery, PA
    DOB: 3/10/60
    Instruments: Accordion, Bass, Drums
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band:Jolly Rich and the All Stars
    Also performed with: Sullivan's Polka Band, Happy Stephan,The Astros Polka Band,The Musicicalaires,The Johnny Haas Band,The Polish Hit Men,The Brass Release,The Sultan's of Push, Trel Tones, Henny and the Versa Js, Freddy K, Rhythm & Sound
    Honors: , ,
    Information:
    E-mail: muzician60@aol.com
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Sullivan's - 1970s
    2. - The Sultan's of Push -1980s
    3. - Star Struck - Jolly Rich - 2004

  • Svoboda, Ed "Sonny"
    1009 Hillcrest Drive
    Omaha, NE, 68132
    Phone: 402-551-3315
    Place of Birth: Omaha, NE
    DOB: 08-15-1940
    Instruments: Accordion, Piano-Keyboard
    Vocalist: No
    Primary Band: Red Raven Orchestra
    Also performed with: Eddie Janak Orchestra, Vern Luddington Orchestra, Jim Bochnicek Orchestra, Ernie Kucera Orchestra And The Dick Janak Orchestra.
    Honors: Inducted Into The Sokol Of Omaha Polka Hall Of Fame, Omaha, Ne, Sept Of 2005, ,
    Information:
    E-mail: ejsvoboda@msn.com
    Web page: DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Ed Svoboda Presents..The Red Raven Orchestra, Playing And Singing 20 Favorite Polka's And Waltzes;2001
    2. - Ed Svoboda Presents "More" Of The Red Raven Orchestra,2002
    3. - Let's Dance.. To Ed Svoboda's Red Raven Orchestra,2005

  • Swiader, Steve "Rocky"


  • Swiatek, Marty
    Phone:
    Place of Birth: Derby, CT
    DOB: 04/07/1964
    Instruments: Trumpet, Bass,Keyboard
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: Marty Swiatek & RBO (Rich Bobinski Orchestra)
    Also performed with: Bright Sound Express, Walt Solek,Dick Pillar,TKO,Jersey Polka Richie,John Steven's Doubleshot,Polka Tradition
    Honors: , ,
    Information:Owner and Engineer of MAS Sound Productions, a 16 track recording studio. Bands recorded have included Ray Henry, Rich Bobinski, TKO, The Maestro's Men and others.
    E-mail:
    MSwiatek@aol.com
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Marty Swiatek & RBO (Rich Bobinski Orchestra)
    2. - Playing with My Band -Bobinski
    3. - Thanks for Being My Friends -Bobinski

  • Sychtysz, David M.
    51 Applewood Drive
    Rochester, NY, 14612
    Phone: 716-225-9178
    Place of Birth: Utica, NY
    DOB: 6/9/55
    Instruments: Accordion, Organ, Piano
    Vocalist: No
    Primary Band: Warsaw Express
    Also performed with: Piotrowski Polka Brass
    Honors: , ,
    Information:
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Here Comes the Warsaw Express - Halo Records - 1978
    2. - Hot Pants Polka -Pano A Records -1972
    3. - -

  • Szarafinski, Stanley
    5556 S. Normandy Ave
    Chicago, IL, 60638
    Phone: 773-586-2026
    Place of Birth: Chicago, IL
    DOB: 4/28/35
    Instruments: Drums,
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: Midway Cavaliers
    Also performed with: Marion Lush, Li'l Wally, Silvertones
    Honors: , ,
    Information:
    E-mail:
    Web page:
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - 47th St. Concertina -
    2. - Ohio Polka/Sunny Valley -
    3. - -

  • Szostak, Germaine Kozak
    Place of Birth: Summit, IL
    DOB: 7/1/1927
    DOD: 1/12/1990
    Instruments: Accordion,flute, piano, drums
    Vocalist:
    Primary Band: Melodiers
    Also performed with: Melodears
    Honors: , ,
    Information:
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - -
    2. - -
    3. - -

  • Szramka, Eddie
    Place of Birth: Lackawanna, NY
    DOB:
    Instruments: Trumpet, Bass
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: Steel City Brass
    Also performed with: Ray Szramka Orchestra
    Honors:
    Information:
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Lovesick Polka (45) - Lemanns
    2. - -
    3. - -

  • Szymanski, Bob
    1517 Briarcliffe Blvd
    Wheaton, IL, 60187
    Phone: 630-260-0543
    Place of Birth: Chicago, IL
    DOB: 11/4/38
    DOD: 04/19/2012
    Instruments: Accordion, Piano
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: Jerry Zahara & the Happy Stars
    Also performed with: Keynotes
    Honors: Grammy Nom., IPA, USPA, UPA, UPS 1992 Acc.
    Information:
    E-mail: robert.e.szymanski@worldnet.att.net
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - All Your Favorites - Jerry Zahara
    2. - 20th Anniversary -Jerry Zahara
    3. - Thinking of You -Keynotes

  • Szymanski, Ray
    81 Bishop Rd
    Bozrah, CT, 6334
    Phone: 860-889-7581
    Place of Birth: Norwich,CT
    DOB: 2/14/49
    Instruments: Accordion,
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: Joe Pasieka
    Also performed with: RIch Bobinski, Dick Pillar,Patty&The Guys, Golden-Aires, Concert-tones, Jolly Rich, Polka Dots, Twin City Connection, Ray Szymanski Orch.
    Honors: , ,
    Information:
    E-mail: wwwraymar@webtv.net
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - -
    2. - -
    3. - -

  • Szymanski, Robert "Bob"
    89 Old Post Road
    Freehold, NJ, 7728
    Place of Birth: Jersey City, NJ
    DOB: 2/28/55
    Instruments: Accordion
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: Jolly Rich & The Polka Stars
    Also performed with: The Beat, Limelite, Musicalaires
    Honors:
    Information:
    E-mail: RSzyman984@aol.com
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Let There Be Lite - Limelite
    2. - Jammin' in the Basement -The Beat
    3. - Oh Yeah -Musicalaires

  • Szymanski, Ted


  • Szymczak, Tadj
    4397 Clinton St
    West Seneca, NY, 14224
    Phone: 716-998-9708
    Place of Birth: Buffalo, NY
    DOB: 3/29/1954
    Instruments: Bass Guitar,
    Vocalist: Yes
    Primary Band: Jerry Darlak & The Touch
    Also performed with:
    Honors: 2003 Grammy Nominee, 1989 Buff Backstage Best Bass Player Award,
    Information:
    E-mail: symfam1@cs.com
    DISCOGRAPHY
    1. - Let the Good Times Roll -
    2. - Polkas For the Christmas Season 2 -
    3. - Polkas for the Christmas Seaons 1 -



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