Dennis dolecki. Regina Dolecki Burns (1920 2019-11-20

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Before starting the Maestro's Men Dennis performed for 8 years with Ray Henry. As Jackie grew to a teenager, it quickly became apparent that his genuine love for music accompanied by a pure and natural talent. Since then he and the instrument shared a musical career together that took them from the small New England town to performances at venues throughout the United States. Now I'm totally psyched to be playing and enjoying it with this group of cool cats. He studied clarinet with Kenneth Legace and Peter Demos. Their big, full sound topped with Jackie's tremendous vocals quickly made them a very popular group on the polka circuit. Ken played his first job when he was 15 and has been playing Polka music ever since.

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At the age of 9 he started playing the accordion. Prior to the Classix, Ken spent four years as a member of the Polka Family band and performed on there three grammy nominated recordings. In 1991, he moved on to the town of Grafton, Massachusetts where he taught Instrumental Music for grades 4-12 at Grafton High School, Grafton Middle School and Grafton Intermediate School. While attending school, he studied clarinet with Mitchell Szdlik and Anthony Zieminski. Hopefully when it all ends, I will be drinking a beer, playing 'Girls in Every Town', and just drop.

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Regina Dolecki Burns (1920

dennis dolecki

Before The Maestro's Men, Ken was a member of Jackie Libera's Classix. His early training on the accordion, coupled with his fascination of polka music, gave him the drive and inspiration to someday perform among the best of the best in his genre. It was later in 1991 that Jackie Libera took the stage as the leader of his own band. The story, written by Alvhild V. That's right, and I knew nothing, but I sure learned a lot. His proud parents, John and Stasia Libera instilled his love for music and polka music in particular at a very yound age and continue to encourage Jackie today along with his lovely wife, Linda.

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dennis dolecki

Bob started studying music at age 9, taking trumpet lessons from The late Stanley Wougick in Springfield, and then with the great Jose Soloio from Ludlow Ma. With every other group he was part of, Jackie was featured on trumpet, clarinet, saxophone and vocals. The group disbanded in 1994. And with all the musicians that influenced me you know who you are. Aside from Jackie's promotion of polka music as a performing musician, he was heard for years with his own polka radio shows. He then went on the saxophone and then the trumpet with Happy Louie. They have made numerous records to date with more originals by Jackie included.

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Regina Dolecki Burns (1920

dennis dolecki

In 1996, Jackie joined the Maestro's Men where he continues to perform today. He has conducted music clinics, playing and educating people of Polish heritage. Anther generation to be raised with polka music. Take our quiz and find out. He has been playing in Polka bands for more than 25 years and still enjoys playing and seeing the country.

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dennis dolecki

Her style and grace were legendary, and her image came to define the 1960s. The Show ran from 5:30-6:00 on Saturday afternoons and lasted two seasons. Jim also dabbles a bit in concertina, although it is a devil of an instrument. But who was the real Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis? He played with Dick's group until 1977 and recorded two albums on Stelljo Records as a member of the group and played on a couple of later records done by the Dick Pillar Orch. She captured the hearts of world leaders, fashion icons and people all over the planet, who knew her as Jackie Kennedy, Jacqueline Onassis, or simply Jackie O. He learned clarinet and sax at the age of nine from his dad Ray Polisky. Other musicians who performed for over 20 years with The New Englanders, were, The Late Carl Zieminski, clarinet and sax, Eddie Grzyb, bass, Paul Kszaszcz, drums, and Bob's Dad , the late Eddie Siwicki on accordion.

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Regina Dolecki Burns (1920

dennis dolecki

In 1983, Rich joined the ever popular Happy Louie Band where he performed with them over the next ten years. He was the Principle Clarinetist in the college's Wind Symphony for three years. You can often catch their daughter, Jenna, doing a Polish vocal or two and dancing to her father's music. Self taught on accordion, bass, arranging music and theory. The original band consisted of great musicians like The late Bill Czupta on accordion and vocals, Frank Socha, accordion, Leo Olbrych clarinet and sax, Tim Olbrych, bass, Ned Czohara, trumpet, and Roger Lichwala, Drums. Ken was also a member of the Brass Works. Wth the Maestro's Men, Jackie is featured on piano and bass and takes the lead vocals.

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dennis dolecki

Jackie stayed with this crowd-pleasing group for nine years and recorded four albums with the group on Polka Train Records. It was in 1973 that Jackie became a member of his first polka band, The Dick Pillar Orchestra. In 1970, Rich was approached by promoter and bandleader Dick Pillar who asked if he would be interested in joining The Dick Pillar Band. He toured Poland with Happy Louie, performed with the Polka Country Musicians, Ray Mitus, The New England All-Stars, Marion Lush, Little Wally, The New Brass, Heavy Chicago and Lenny Gomulka's Chicago Push. .

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Regina Dolecki Burns (1920

dennis dolecki

Grandfather Charles Polisky performed with the original Kryger Band of Pennsylvania and Paul Whitman's Big band. Jackie Libera and the Classix. Before the Maestro's Men, Jackie has appeared at one time or another with the Polka Family, The New Brass, Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatoes, Jimmy Sturr, Lenny Gomulka and the Chicago Push, Ray Jay and the Carousels, the Dynatones, The Sounds, The Brass Connection, Marion Lush, Ray Henry, Eddie Forman, Freedie K, John Gora and Gorale, Happy Richie, Jersey Polka Richie, Li'l Wally, The Dynasticks, Henny and the Versa J's and others. Bob Siwicki Trumpet, Flugle Horn, Vocals Bob comes from a family of musicians. At age 11, Bob taught himself on drums, and then studied drums with the Late Joe Sefcik. Libera was also the musical arranger and orchestra director for the Lenny Gomulka Christmas Shows and a proud member of the Polish Carolers.

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