Jimmy Sturr Last updated January 24, 2019 James W. Sturr, Jr. is an American polka musician, trumpeter, clarinetist, saxophonist and leader of Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra. His recordings have won 18 out of the 24 Grammy Awards given for Best Polka Album. Sturr's orchestra is on the Top Ten List of the All-Time Grammy Awards, and has acquired more Grammy nominations than anyone in the history of musical polka awards.  Radio show
Sturr hosts a syndicated radio show on stations including
WTBQ in his hometown of  Florida, New York, the station he once owned. He also has a weekly radio show on SirusXM channel, Rural Radio.  Band members Main Band Members Jimmy Sturr - Leader, Vocals, Clarinet, Saxophone, Drums, and Trumpet Name Not Known - Trumpet Bill Ash-Trumpet Kenny Harbus - Trumpet & Vocals Jim Perry - Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, and Tenor Saxophone Nick DeVito - Clarinet & Alto Saxophone Johnny Karas - Tenor Saxophone & Vocals Ron Oswanski - Piano & Accordion Steve Swiader - Accordion Frank Urbanovitch - Violin & Vocals Rich Pavasaris - Bass Guitar Rich Berends - Drums Other Band Members/Reoccurring Members Tom Conklin - Bus Driver Jim Dixon - Bus Driver Gus Kosior - Manager & Bus Driver Barbara James - Assistant Manager Al Piatkowski - Accordion Nick Koryluk - Accordion Ray Barno - Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, and Baritone Saxophone Chris Caffery - Guitar Past Band Members Hank Golis - Trumpet Kevin Krauth - Trumpet & Vocals Al Noble - Trumpet Ben Poole - Trumpet Eric Parks - Trumpet Dana Sylvander - Trombone Dennis Coyman - Drums Bill Langan - Bass Guitar Mike Ralff - Bass Guitar Dave Kowalski - Guitar Eddie Burton - Guitar Lou Pallo - Guitar Kevin Chase - Guitar Walt Cunningham - Strings & Banjo Ed Goldberg - Piano & Bass Jeff Hoffman - Piano Jeff Miller - Piano Keith Slattery - Piano Lenny Filipowski - Piano Dennis Polisky - Clarinet & Alto Saxophone Greg Dolecki - Clarinet & Alto Saxophone Joe Magnuszewski - Clarinet & Alto Saxophone Peter Kargul - Violin Ryan Joseph - Violin Steve Wnuk - Violin Gene Bartkiewicz - Accordion Wally Czerniawski - Accordion Gennarose - Vocals Lance Wing - Vocals Lindsey Webster - Vocals John Doolan - Equipment Manager Bryan Doolan - Roadie
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