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USConcertina.com has assembled a list of Concertina People; individuals who have made a contribution to the chemnitzer concertina through their efforts as bandleaders, composers, innovators, manufacturers, musicians, promoters, retailers, teachers and technicians. Each person is listed by name with basic information about them as well as their contribution to the concertina.

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Acker, Darrell

  • Marshfield, Wisconsin
  • Musician

Darrell Acker; 2009

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Adamczyk, Ray Jr

  • Evanston, Illinois
  • Composer, Musician
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (2008)

Ray Adamczyk Jr; 1991 Ray Adamczyk; undated Stan Kijek and Ray Adamczyk; 2007 Ray Adamczyk and Dan Gruetzmacher; 2008

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Adamczyk, Ray Sr

  • Evanston, Illinois
  • Composer, Musician

Ray Adamczyk Sr; 1991

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Adamczyk, Sonny

  • Illinois
  • Musician

Sonny Adamczyk; 1991

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Adams, Rudy

  • Cicero, Illinois
  • Musician
  • Bands: Bohemian American Concertina Association

Rudy Adams; 1991 John Bernhardt and Rudy Adams; 2003 Rudy Adams; 2003

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Altenburg, Art

  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Musician, Promoter (Art’s Concertina Bar)
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (1997)

Art's Concertina Bar, Group Photo; 1989 Art Altenburg; 2006 Art Altenburg; unknown Art Altenburg; 2008

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Altenburg, Kevin (1968 – )

  • Minooka, Illinois
  • Musician
  • Bands: Freeze Dried, Joe Walega’s Happy Hearts, Jerry Tarka and The Midwest Sounds, The Windy City Brass, Lenny Gomulka and The Chicago Push, Tony Blazonczyk and Chicago’s Milwaukee Avenue

Kevin Altenburg and Jake Vanoskey; undated Kevin Altenburg; unknown Kevin Altenburg; 2007

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Altenburg, Thomas (Tommy) (1941 – )

  • San Antonio, Florida
  • Musician
  • Bands: Hap-E-Notes, Chicago Concertina All-Stars
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (2011), International Polka Association Hall of Fame – Pioneer Category (2012)

Tom Altenburg; undated Tom Altenburg; undated Tom Altenburg; 2009

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Amundson, Ed

  • Eugene, Oregon
  • Musician

Ed Amundson; 2005 (photo by Bob Nickel) Ed Amundson; 2006 Ed Amundson; 2007

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Arent, Raymond ( – 2004)

  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Musician
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (2004)

Raymond Arent; 2004

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Arnold, Arno

  • Germany
  • Manufacturer (Arno Arnold Concertina), Musician
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (1976)

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Arralde, Michael

  • Kent, Washington
  • Musician, Technician

Michael Arralde; 2006

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Arthur, Bob

  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Musician
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (2001)

Bob Arthur; 2001 Hank Jacobs and Bobby Arthur; 2006 Bob Arthur; 2006

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