Los Angeles Italian Accordionist 1
This Los Angeles Italian Accordionist is a West Coast rarity. In fact, as you learn more about him and speak with people who know him well, words like "rare", "uncommon", "unique", "original", come up all the time. They are prefect descriptions for this smiling bundle of energy and enthusiasm.
Los Angeles Italian Accordionist beginnings
A native of New York, this Los Angeles Italian Accordionist has been playing the accordion for over 60 years. Oddly, this fun-loving, gregarious man began his love of the accordion in silence. He was born with a speech impairment and remembering as a very small child sitting quietly, fascinated while watching his father's fingers fly over the accordion buttons.
When he was five years old, this Los Angeles Italian Accordionist had overcome his speech difficulties. At the age of twelve he was taught to play the accordion by his brother who was a professional jazz accordionist. He admired and looked up to his brother. By age sixteen, he turned lessons from his brother into enough accordion virtuosity to join a band and become a professional musician. In 1954, he moved to Los Angeles to further his music career.
Los Angeles Italian Accordionist credits
This Los Angeles Italian Accordionist's career is varied and wide-ranging. He traveled on a European tour with Vic Damone and played and sang for six months on the Princess Cruise line. He has taken on various acting and singing roles in television and film. A published songwriter, his music has been heard in movies and television for decades.
Constantly in demand, he is the picture of a man whose work singing, writing songs, making people smile and sing along - simply can't be called work. He loves it too much. His sunny enthusiastic and energetic personality can't help but bring out the best in people by bringing sunshine into their lives. It's hard not to break out into a big smile when you are around him playing his accordion. Is it any wonder why this Los Angeles Italian Accordionist is in such high demand.