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									September 2008

Vol. XLV No. III

Presents the

Musette Gazette
Workshop at 5:00 p.m. – DON’T MISS IT!!! Performance at 7:00 p.m. PRIVATE LESSONS * with Sylvia Marie on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 21 & 22

“Coming Up for the October 20th Meeting”
ALL-GIRL OKTOBERFEST -- starring Sylvia Marie Barber.
Sylvia Marie Barber began playing as a young child and turned professional at age nine! She was on several radio shows, then Horace Height, Lawrence Welch, Disneyland, and many other TV and radio shows. Sylvia can show off more styles than any accordionist you may have ever seen or heard. She is fast-fingered, does wonderful fills, and is hilarious if called for. Ms. Barber is totally entertaining. As a teacher, as well as a performer, Sylvia can show you "tips and tricks" in half an hour, skills that would take more than a year to learn on your own -- like techniques, styles, triple shake (fantastic), etc. This is one performance you don't want to miss. AND, she will be here offering AAC members private lessons until Thursday, immediately following the October meeting. The lessons are incredible, and you WILL come away with a new surge of wanting to practice what you learned from her. Sign up for lessons as early as our September meeting. Sylvia will hold a workshop before the meeting. Between the workshop, performance and lessons, you will be at a new level of playing....guaranteed!! Expect one of the best guests artists ever.....Sylvia is coming! * (Contact Pete Donatella to schedule your lesson.)

Coming at the November 17th Meeting: Murl Sanders !
"This is music that will make you unwind and smile." ( Melinda Bargreen, The Seattle Times ) Murl Sanders, of Seattle, Washington, is an independent modern accordionist, pianist, composer, teacher and recording artist who plays Pop, Rock, Zydeco, Country, Jazz, Blues and various ethnic styles on accordion and piano. He has worked with such diverse national and international artists as: Chuck Berry, Etta James, Theodore Bikel, Peter Duchin, Leslie Gore, and the Von Trapp Children. He leads his own band, does solo work, composes and arranges music, sings, plays piano, harmonica, Hammond B-3 organ. keyboards and teaches privately. His important accordion influences include Richard Galliano, Ken Olendorf, the Brazilian Sivuca, Jazz greats Art Van Damme, Frank Marocco, Leon Sash and Tommy Gumina, the Argentine bandoneonist Astor Piazzolla. Zydeco / Cajun players Clifton Chenier, Geno Delafose, CJ Chenier and Bruce Daigrepont. Tex-Max artists Los Lobos and Flaco Jimenez. Celtic and European players Maria Kaliniemi, Joe Derrane, Phil Cunningham and Ivo Papasov's band. Various Brazilian, African and Klezmer players interest Murl as well. Some of Murl's other musical influences are Keyboardists Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, Billy Preston, Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Richard "Groove" Holmes and Jack McDuff. Saxophonists John Coltrane, Charlie Parker and Stan Getz. Guitarists B.B. King, Freddy King and Eric Clapton . All have played a role in expanding his accordion consciousness and style. Murl considers his friend and colleague, FRANK MAROCCO, to be the best Jazz accordionist alive. Frank Marocco has been a big influence on Murl in recent years. Murl definitely has eclectic tastes in music and that curiosity has allowed him to play in many different situations.

The Arizona Accordion Club
Next Meeting is October 20th, If you want to perform please Sign in at Front desk, with Cindy The Menu for October is Beer brats with kraut and onions, chips, pickle and fruit September 15th Meeting, Special guest Luis Fanucchi, Review By Raye Donatella ( pages 2 and 11 )

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Our pre-meeting music was played by Frank Schweller and Dennis Humlicek. They played a wonderful variety of songs, including “Wooden Heart”, “Save the Last Dance For Me”, “Paper Roses”, “Goodnight, Irene” and many more. These two have become my favorite duo – they each play a couple of different types of accordion, and the sounds they create are great! Thank you, gentlemen. Then Dominic Feroce played a trio of true Italian melodies: “Las Sarella”, “Bionda Mia Bella Bionda”, and “La Filanda”. Beautiful songs beautifully played. We always enjoy your playing, Dominic. Elmer Faser, who plays Fridays and Saturdays at Haus Murphy’s in Glendale, began with “Bergavada Buhden”, then played “Just Because Polka” and the “Cuckoo Waltz”. Your playing is so smooth, Elmer – no wonder you’ve been at Haus Murphy’s so long! Now it was time for our headliner, Louis Fanucchi. What a treat! He brought along his friend and violinist, Rachel Lopez Jimenez, whose playing added a wonderful sound dimension to the accordion. They played some selections from Astor Piazzolla’s Artentinian tango collection, including “Sens Unique”, “Musette a la Mode”, and “Adios Nonino”. As Rachel stepped aside, Louis flowed easily into “A Concert Suite For Accordion”, by Tchaikin, “Guaglione”, “La Campanella”, then switched to a Tex-Mex styling and played “Hey Baby, Que Paso”, “My Camaro”, and “She Belongs to El Diablo”. From there to a wonderful treatment of the Godfather, with “Brothers Mourn”, “Love Theme from Godfather II”, “Love Theme from Godfather I”, “Michael’s Theme”, and completed the medley with the “Godfather Mazurka” and the “Tarantella”. Then Rachel rejoined him for the “Godfather Waltz”. Louis and Rachel then did “Freilach #1”, and ended his set with “Libertango”. What a breathtaking performance, played to perfection to a very appreciative audience that gave him several standing ovations! Come back soon, Louis! And thank you, Rachel – we truly enjoyed you.

The Arizona Accordion Club Table of Contents
Featured Guest AA Club Festival President’s Message Our Meeting In Color ! Some Sponsors AAC Ensemble News Come Hear Us Play Upcoming Events Accordion Instructors Classifieds Meeting location Map Cover Page 4 Page 3 Pages 2 , 11 Pages 8, 9 Page 6 Page 7 Page 5 Page 7 Pages 10 Back Cover

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President’s Message

Membership Form

Back Cover
Hello everybody, NASCAR Joe Geremia (Club photographer) writing in place of Interim President Jack Dermody. NASCAR. It’s not too early to mark your calendar to volunteer for our concession at NASCAR – November 6-9. Call Cindy Geremia at 602-369-8121 or do the email Most of you know the Arizona Accordion Club operated a food concession stand last April at the PIR NASCAR races and earned just over $4,500.00 for the Club. The Club earned this money as a result of only 30 volunteers over a three-day period ! Some of these people were not even members of our club. We averaged $15,000.00 per day in sales. Pretty darned incredible! It’s noisy, physically demanding with long days and No pay. The up side is Free parking, All you can eat, Excitement , hand shakes, pats on the back from other appreciative volunteers and Club members. And most important the pride that every time somebody looks you in the eye and says “Thank You!” , you know you did a great service to many people in and outside the club. In November, the NASCAR event is “four full days” versus three days last April. We desperately appeal to each of you to set aside one day, even a partial day, if you can, to help us serve concessions to the tens of thousands of fans that attend these races. On this four-day event, our earnings for the Club could total over $6,000.00. God blessed us with this opportunity, and we have the option to do this every April and November of every year, providing we do it properly. Please, help us take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime chance to make a difference. If we can’t put together enough volunteers to work this stand in November, this opportunity will be lost forever. Earnings from this are used for so many needs for the club. Our scholarship program, continued outstanding entertainment at the meetings, the continuation of both our wonderful newsletter and website, not to mention the comfortable and enjoyable church we hold our meetings at each month with the availability of food and drinks as we desire and many other benefits. Your help, your sacrifice and your hard work will mean so much to so very many people who love the accordion and its music. Please call Cindy Geremia, 602-369-8121. She will answer all your questions and help you in any way she can. Please help in the things our Accordion Club stands for and endeavors to accomplish. Club members, friends, family or even acquaintances – CALL Now! Thank you, Joe Geremia

Meeting Place
St. Stephen’s Hall
8141 North 16th Street Phoenix, AZ 85020 (602) 997-4563 Third Monday of the Month Meeting Begins at 6:30 PM

Interim President Jack Dermody (602) 237-5627 Vice President Elmer Faser (623) 584-9801 Secretary Leigh Dechaine (623) 582-3746 Treasurer Pete Donatella
(623) 877-1846

President Emeritus Al Monte

Board Of Directors
Jerry Szymanski (480) 488-0949 Cindy Geremia 602) 369-8121 Chuck Voinovich (480) 451-4416 Joe Geremia 602) 692-8121 Dionne Hauke (602) 266 9622 Ted Lee (623) 444-5106 Elmer Faser Scholarship Chairman

Bulletin Staff
Dionne Hauke Editor (602) 266-9622 Jennifer Stocker Distribution Jeff Carpenter Web Master
Sal Genco Video Camera Joe Geremia Still Photos

The Arizona Accordion Club
Symphony Gold Excelsior at Phoenix Symphony Hall
By Pete Donatella

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It is September 13 and The Phoenix Symphony is about to perform Bartok’s “Concerto for Orchestra” when to our surprise eight men and one woman walk on stage and perform gypsy music from Russia, Romania and beyond. This is the setting that Bartok drew his folk melodies from for his concerto. Two fiddles, a guitar, a drum, a tuba, a clarinet, a trumpet, a singer, and my Symphony Gold. Yes, I let Patrick Farrell of the famous Romashka performing troup use it so he wouldn’t have to ship his Guerrini from Brooklyn, NY. I wound up with a very entertaining weekend of music, stage side tickets to the Phoenix Symphony, a brand new CD titled “Mnemosyne” by Ljove and the Kontraban on which Patrick performs, and a lasting memory of a brief friendship with a wonderfully talented accordionist. This CD contains many original songs composed by the performers and I especially like track 3, “Walking on Willoughby” by Mr. Farrell. I had never heard my accordion played in this gypsy style, and I am now a fan of Romashka. If anyone wants more information you can reach me at or write or call me at the listings found elsewhere in this newsletter.


12:00 12:15 12:30 12:45 1:00 1:15 1:30 1:45 2:00 2:15 2:30 2:45

Salvatore Genco (Italian) noon Elmer Faser North Dakota Dominic Feroce Naples, Italy John Irwin Arizona Jan Munday Jan Munday Paul Betkin Rolf Schuler Arizona Arizona Chicago - Jazz Bavaria

Chuck Voinovich Cleveland, Ohio Zlatan Mameda Serbia Lester Rossner Warsaw, Poland Howard Van Orden Arizona

3:00 Ted Lee Arizona 3:15 Joan Monti Arizona 3:30 Allan Solheim Norway 3:45 Dennis Humlicek/Frank Schweller Nebraska 4:00 Hurricajuns Cajun 4:15 Hurricajuns 4:30 Az Accordion Club Ensemble Award Winning ! 4:45 Arizona A.C.E. Modest 1st place Winners! 5:00 Hurricajuns 5:15 Hurricajuns 5:30 Arizona A.C.E. 5:45 Arizona A.C.E. 6:00 Latin Spirit Tejano / Conjunto

So See Them all !

The Arizona Accordion Club
Upcoming Events
27th Saturday. Town of Gilbert Oktoberfest. AAC Ensemble plays 5-6 pm and 8-9 pm. Jack Dermody 602-237-5627.

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9/29-10/2. Mon-Thurs. The Las Vegas International Accordion Convention at the Gold Coast Hotel. or 1-800-472-1695 or Registration includes 7 meals. Stars include Dick Contino, Art Van Damme, Peter Soave. Unforgettable entertainment, inspiring workshops, and special events. September 29 and October 1st at The Rialto Theatre 318 E. Congress St. Tucson, Arizona 85701 (520) 740-0126 Gogol Bordello (Punk) Combining elements of punk, gypsy music, and Brecht-ian cabaret, tells the story of New York's immigrant Diaspora through debauchery, humor, and surreal costumes. OCTOBER 2nd Thursday. 8 pm. Vagabond Opera. The Loft , 9500 Gilman Dr., San Diego, CA. One of the greatest and funniest musical events you will ever see, fronted by an accordion!! 4-5 (whole weekend ) Tempe’s WAY OUT WEST OKTOBERFEST See the AAC Ensemble play on the early morning TV shows Oct 3 -4. Enjoy the Arizona Accordion Club at the Opening Ceremonies, 7pm, Friday, Oct 4! 11th Saturday 3-6 p.m., Margaret Hance Park, Phoenix, AZ .The 3rd Annual Old World Phoenix Oktoberfest featuring the Arizona Accordion Club Ensemble. Sponsored by the Arizona Center for Germanic Cultures, Inc. 13-19. Monday through Sunday. 33rd Castelfidardo International Accordion Festival. Info at 11-14 Oktoberfest in Mt. Angel, Oregon, Die Schlau Berg. "Keeping the Traditionalists on their Feet and the New Generation Interested." Alpine power to rock and roll. 503-845-9440 for tickets, Visit the website at 11-18 Saturday to Saturday. Polka Cruise in Hawaii. Eddie Blazonczyk’s Versatones. Info 17-19, Friday to Sunday 3-Day Polka Extravaganza at the Pulaski Club, 4331 E McDowell, Phoenix. Info: David Bronczkiewica (602) 741-8214 18th Saturday. AAC Fall Accordion Festival at St. Luke’s Church. Call Leigh Dechaine 623-582-3746 18-19 Donna Clay and Polka Power California – Slovene Hall. See for details. 24. Friday. 6-8 pm. AAC Ensemble plays at Sun City Singles Club. Call 623-972-1637 for tickets. October 26, 2008 from 3-7 PM. The Fontana Sons of Italy Octoberfest on Sunday, Music by the Fontana Button Accordion Club and of course great foods and drinks. Only $8 at The Sons of Italy, 9420 Sierra Ave in Fontana.Come on out for a great time. NOVEMBER 6-9. Thursday to Sunday. NASCAR Fundraiser for the Arizona Accordion Club. Volunteer to work in our concession. Support your club by joining members and their friends and families in four days of the hardest work you’ll ever enjoy! Call Joe or Cindy Geremia at 602-369-8121. or JANUARY 2009 21-25. Wednesday to Sunday. Frank Marocco Accordion Event at the Dobson Ranch Inn in Mesa, AZ. Free concert open to public on Saturday night. Player slots are all filled up, but inquire about non-player events at . FEBRUARY 2009 8th Sunday. AAC President Jack Dermody and the AAC Ensemble performing at Accordion Lovers Society International in San Diego, as part of monthly meeting 1-4 p.m. Check out San Diego website at APRIL 2009 5-11. Sunday to Sunday. Pedone-Ballarini Accordion Clinic Cruise. Seven-day Caribbean Cruise. Stops include Jamaica, Cayman, and Isle Cozumel, Mexico. Group and individual lessons, workshops, jam sessions, and performances. Rates are $998 to $1298 per person. Contact 12-24. Sunday to Friday (two weeks). Polka to Hawaii. Little Bohemian Band Polka Cruise. Info at

Newsletter Inputs ? Please send them care of Jack at , Or Dionne at

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Arizona Accordion Club Ensemble News
Event Coordinator and Ensemble Booking Agent is Jay Stevens 602-819-5505 E-mail:

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By Raye Donatella On Friday, September 12th the Arizona Accordion Club Ensemble was invited to play for the Awards Ceremony for the Hassayampa Elementary School. The Kindergarten through Fifth grades were celebrating Italy as part of their "Festival Friday". The ceremony and performance were at the beautiful Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts in Wickenburg, Arizona. Our group consisted of Jack Dermody, Laura Varken (a friend of Jack's daughter from ASU and a beautiful singer), Lester Rossner, Jay Stevens, Josip Baginac, Ted Lee, Chuck Voinovich, and Pete Donatella. They put on an Italian presentation which included the "Tarantella", beautifully played by the whole group, with Josip playing on the Tamboritza, a mandolin style instrument of Croatia, "Che Fieroro Custume" (sung by Laura Varken in ITALIAN!), the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles song (for those of us who are beyond the years of the ninja turtles, they are Donatello, Rafael, Leonardo, and Michaelangelo) sung by our own mutant ninja turtle, Pete Donatella, "Forget Domani", only the words were "Everybody Loves Spaghetti" sung by Pete and all 500 students, a rousing rendition of "That's Amore" sung by Laura Varken and our own Jay Stevens, a heart lifting version of "On Top Of Spaghetti", again sung by Jay Stevens (who knew Jay had such a great Italian voice??), and closed with Jack Dermody playing a 12 bass accordion and singing "It's a Small World After All" in French, Spanish, Italian and Hawaiian – (which is, of course, English). Not only did our audience enjoy it, our players had a blast!! Our thanks go to Mr. A, Mike Anderson, Principal of Hassayampa Elementary School, Mrs. D, Denise Douthat, the Music teacher, and all the people who set up the sound system and choreographed the whole thing. And, as a reward for doing a good job, Mr. A presented everyone of our group with a Hassayampa School T-shirt! Oh, and in the course of the conversation with the technical person who set up our group, he casually mentioned that the Mayor of Wickenburg plays the accordion quite well ! We need a Wickenburg representation in our club! That was a fun gig.
Event Coordinator and Ensemble Booking Agent is Jay Stevens 602-819-5505 E-mail:

Get YOUR NAME in the 2009 Membership Directory!!! Please give us complete information. Submit this form with your 2009 dues of $25.00. MAIL them to Arizona Accordion Club, 4416 North 102nd Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85037. Full Name (as you want it in the directory) ____________________________ Mailing Address _______________________________________________ City______________________________ State ________ Zip ____________

Phone Numbers Home: ___________________________ Cell: _____________________________ E-mail: ___________________________ Work: ____________________ Fax: ___________________ Website: ____________________

Honorary Members
Art Van Damme * Dick Contino *Dr. John Van Such * Art Metzler * Lenny Simmons Frank Yankovic * John Cesinger *Joe Kino * Helen Criscio * Flaco Jimenez Tony Lovello * Frank Marocco * Anthony Galla-Rini * Myron Floren * Al Monti

The Arizona Accordion Club Come Hear Us Play
Elmer Faser and Duane Tendick : Haus Murphy’s
5739 West Glendale Avenue Glendale Arizona 85301 623 939-2480 Every Friday and Saturday 6:00 to 8:00

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Augie Figurelli :
Vincitorio's Restaurant (480.820.2786) 1835 E. Elliot Road, C-109 - Tempe, AZ SE Corner of Elliot and McClintock Augie is again teaming up with Mario Vincitorio and Ginger Anderson Thursdays (6:00 pm - 8:30 pm) Sundays (5:30 pm - 8:00 pm) ( ) ( ) Phone 480.732.0989 Fax 480.732.9207

Bill Regina :
The Black Forest Mill Restaurant 4900 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix Every Saturday August to December, 6:00 to 9:00

John Smoltz :
The Black Forest Mill Restaurant 4900 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix Every Friday May to December, 6:00 to 9:00

Tony Putrino :
480 483-3943
Marriott Resort just north of Desert Ridge Mall (44th St and the 101 loop ), Phoenix 18th Thurs, 6 - 10 PM with Chris 25th Thurs, 6 - 10 PM with Chris Ft McDowell located 1 mile north of Shea Blvd on the Beeline Hwy, Fountain Hills 11th Thurs, 7 - 11 PM with The Chris Putrino Band 20th Sat, 9 PM - 1 AM with The Chris Putrino Band

And See More John Smoltz at
White Eagle Deli & Restaurant, 16846 W Bell Road, Suite 109 ( Bell Road and Rt. 303) Surprise, AZ 85374 (623) 583-8632 Saturdays in August 23, 30, Saturday on Sept. 6, Sunday on Oct. 12 5:00 to 9:00.

"I Believe In Christmas"! CD coming soon !

The Hurricajuns :
Shot of Java, 7003 N. 58th Ave. Glendale (623) 847-2423. 2nd Saturday of every month All these events and more at Arizona Accordion Club’s My Space Page :

Accordion Instructors:

Joanne Drum 480 994-4698l Tony Putrino 480 483-3943 Dr. Van Orden 623 203 7909 Pete Donatella 623 877-1846 Jack Dermody 602-237-5627

The Arizona Accordion Club

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Very HOT Performers Coming in 2008 to The Arizona Accordion Club October ALL-GIRL OKTOBERFEST GALA November MURL SANDERS December JOE KENO COMING IN 2009 January VLADIMIR MOLLOV February LINDA HOCHEVAR March MARIO PEDONE April MEMBERS NIGHT

DVD’s of Club Meetings are available. Ask any Board member (board members are listed on page 3. ) “All Arizona Accordion Club Meetings and sponsored events are copyrighted by the Board of the Arizona Accordion Club and are for the private use of our audience. Any other use of these programs or of any pictures, descriptions or accounts of the Arizona Accordion Club meetings, events and it’s performers, without a written approval of consent by the Arizona Accordion Club Board, is Prohibited”

Want to be listed? Contact Dionne c/o Ziggie’s 3309 North 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85012. Or e-mail Dionne at

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Seattle, WA 98105 (206)-632-2700

Visit Our Web Site “Quality is remembered long after price is forgotten”

Catch us on the World Wide Web or My Space at
Find Updates and features on upcoming meetings and highlights of our great guest performers. The Club Performers link offers Photos and bios of some of our regular players. Arizona Accordion Club members are encouraged to send their info to Jeff Carpenter at Check the slide show for photos from recent Arizona Accordion Club meetings.

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Classified ads for Musical Instruments are free of charge to Arizona Accordion Club Members. Phone numbers and email address for contact are suggested.

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Musical Items For Sale:
Monarch Reedless Midi Accordion (like new), 41 keys, 120 bass, including Orla XM 600 Orchestra Module+cases. $3000.00 Paul Breitkopf: New ORLAVOX MIDI 14 pound Reedless accordion. Hundreds of sounds. Shoulder straps, Case and FULL 100% parts and labor WARRANTY for One Year. $3650.00. Email John Gaunt ( see below for more contact info) PETOSA 4/5 Reeds with MIDI. Accordion has 45 keys, not 41. Keyboard range is from F to C#. 14 Treble registers plus Side Master and 9 Bass Registers. Excellent condition. Model AM 1300 EM Symphony. Over $13,000.00 new, a steal at only $5300.00. Includes shoulder straps, carry case, Midi Wires, Audio stereo wire and Full 100% parts and labor Warranty for 6 Months. John Gaunt's ACCORDIONS and KEYBOARDS 1248 S. Highland Ave., Clearwater, FL 33756 (727) 443-4113 Email Accordeon@aol,com ZUPAN - 3 Row Jubilium Diatonic Accordion. Tuned BEA, Brand new from the factory in Menges, Slovenia $4,500.00 MELODIJA - 3 Row Diatonic Accordion. Tuned GCF Excellent Condition $1,200.00 RICHILIEU - Rubell 4 String Plectrum Banjo, Mint Condition with Stand, Case and Extra String Set. $500.00 Call John, 480-722-7762. Peavey Pro Twin Speakers 115TLS, 16” Bass, 4” Mids, 4” X 2” Highs 2 1/4” jacks, As New $325 for the pair. Furman A/C line Regulator, Conditioner / Surge protector. Rack mount Excellent $260.00 Castiglione Full sized Pro 4/5 MIDI Accordion . Heavily jeweled, 11 treble, 1 master , 5 bass, switches. Great tone well balanced, at 27 lbs. Only $3,000 Monarch Reed less New ! Great Sounds, easy system. New Soft case. Best and Easiest Reed less to Play ! Mike Aman Played this last year at the AZ Accordion Club. A steal at $4,400.00 Contact Gale Evans 480 836 1604, 480 250 1399 ( cell ) or Harmony German Accordion, 2 reed treble Musette, 34 Treble 48 bass ( 4 lines of 12 , counter to minor row ). 14 lbs. Plays nice, old but has some years left $125.00.Frank at 602 944 6560 Cordovox, recently tuned $350.00 and a GC Accordion $250.00. Ed Mikulich 623 362 1525 Vintage Petosa; like new, special designs, $5,500.00. John Bunganich 1-(760) 782-9059 Petosa AM1100 Midi Accordion, Musette Tuned, 4-5 reeds, played very little, $10,000.00. Bad back forced me to go Reedless.Call John Kremansky 608-837-7587 email : Note: Petosa is no longer producing Midi Accordions Excelsior New York Model 5 accordion. Very good condition. Frank Cic 480 895-8161 Digital Concerto 2 accordion, MIDI controller, Full size black with pearl keyboard. Like new. Hand made reeds. Four treble (MMM and L) and five bass reed sets. Also equipped with microphone pickups. Will consider offers over $4200.00. Gordon Kohl 1 619 427-3444 Orla C465 Keyboard, 60 Rhythms with 2 variations, 32 drum instruments, melody/chord sequencer, MIDI in/out/thru, Plus many other features. Like New $900.00. Elmer 623 584-9801 Castiglione accordion 41 key, 120 bass. 4/5 reeds, 8/5 switches. $900.00 Good Condition. Elmer Faser 623 584-9801 Wanted :Looking for a Petosa. An S-2000 model P-800 which had 4/4 sets of reeds or a model AM1100 an S-2000 Midi. Have one for sale? Contact Norbert Ludewig. 908-889-8476, 973-792-4661. 2 Ridge Way, Fanwood, NJ 07023 Accordion Repairs in Coolidge Arizona. Rebuilds and tunings. Timothy Gomez 1 520 510 9317. Arizona Accordion Club Seeking… Speaker-Monitor for our members and guest artists. If you have one to sell or donate please contact Pete Donatella at (623) 877-1846. Or e-mail Thanks !

Ad Policy For Display ads, Arizona Accordion club members pay the lower price:
Business card Size $5.00 or $8.00 Quarter page $10.00 or $16.00 Half page $20.00 or $32.00 Full page 40.00 or $64.00

The Arizona Accordion Club
After the break, Joan Monti, accompanied by Jay Stevens on bass, Jim Winning on drums and vocals, and Carl Nyberg on guitar did “Ain’t She Sweet”, “Sioux City Sue”, and “More Beer” complete with audience participation. That was a fun set, and all of us loved it. Again, sincere thanks to Carl, Jim and Jay – I know all the players appreciate you guys, and the listeners do, too.

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Polka time now, and Jerry Syzmanski, with sidekicks Lester Rossner and Pete Donatella, got our feet tapping to “Lake Erie Polka”, “Sheboygan Polka”, and “You’ll be Sorry”. Jerry, you’re the guy they write polkas for! Our esteemed leader, Jack Dermody, who had borrowed Pete’s 5 year old great-grandson’s 12 bass to play at the gig in Wickenburg, became totally infatuated with it and wrote an original polka titled “12 Base Polka”, which he played with lots of vim and vigor! Great, Jack! And the lyrics were really clever! John Smoltz, who plays at two different restaurants, the Black Forest Mill on East Indian School, and the White Eagle Deli in Surprise, got up to close out the evening. He played “Too Fat Polka”, “Apples, Peaches and Pumpkin Pie”, “Just Because”, “Bye, Bye, Baby” and “Smoray”. At this point he was joined by Pete Donatella and Elmer Faser to back our own Caruso, Jay Stevens, singing “That’s Amore”. I’m telling you, Jay – you’re one of the club’s hidden treasures! John went on to play the “Musette Polka”, thus ending our evening of superb entertainment.

See you in October.

Arizona Accordion Club 4416 North 102nd Drive Phoenix, AZ 85037

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