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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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Jacobs (Jakubowski), Hank (1920 – 2013)

  • Franklin, Wisconsin
  • Musician, Teacher, Technician (Karpek Concertina)
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (1988)

Hank Jacobs; 1991 Hank Jacobs; 1988 Hank Jacobs and Bobby Arthur; 2006 Hank Jacobs; 2008

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Jagiello, Walter (Li’l Wally) (1930 – 2006)

  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Bandleader, Musician
  • Bands: Li’l Wally

Li'l Wally; undated Li'l Wally and Eddie Gibson; 1977 Li'l Wally Jagiello; 2002 Li'L Wally Jagiello; undated

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Jagodzinski, George (1950 – )

  • Homer Glen, Illinois
  • Musician
  • Bands: Chet Lasik’s Concertina Jamboree, Eddie Novak’s 4 + 1, Midway Cavaliers, Top Hats, Tim Jagodzinski’s Concertina Band

George Jagodzinski; 2013 George Jagodzinski; 2013

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Jagodzinski, Tim (T.J.) (1953 – )

  • Crestwood, Illinois
  • Composer, Musician
  • Bands: Chet Lasik’s Concertina Jamboree, Eddie Novak’s 4 + 1, Major Hall Pensionaires, Joe Walega’s Happy Hearts, Rusty Fingers, Just For Kicks, Tim Jagodzinski’s Concertina Band, Tony Blazonczyk’s New Phaze

Tim Jagodzinski; 2013

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Jakuboski, Ed

  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Musician

Ed Jakuboski; undated

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Janczak, Syl (1941 – 2011)

  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Musician

Syl Janczak; 2006 Jerry Butalla and Syl Janczak; 2008 Syl Janczak and Jerry Minar; 2009

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Janke, Larry

  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Musician
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (1992)

Larry Janke; undated

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Jankowski, Stanley

  • Rhinelander, Wisconsin
  • Musician

Stanley Jankowski; 2009

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Janowski, John

  • Grayslake, Illinois
  • Musician, Promoter (Chicago Concertina Club)
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (2004)

John Janowski; undated

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Jasicki, (Happy) Harold

  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Musician
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (1990)

Harold Jasicki; 1990

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Jaskowiak, Len

  • Musician
  • Bands: Alpine Village Concertina Club

Al Tucholski, Frank Stanczewski, Joe Spila, Joe Noworyta, Casey Kliszak and Len Jaskowiak; 1970

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Jaworski, Crystal

  • Pulaski, Wisconsin
  • Musician

Crystal Jaworski; 2009

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Jenson, Wilbur

  • Cicero, Illinois
  • Musician

Emil Kucera, Wilbur Jenson; 1991

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Jedlowski, Lou

  • Justice, Illinois
  • Musician

Lou Jedlowski; 2009

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Johnson, Shirley

  • New Berlin, Wisconsin
  • Musician

Shirley Johnson; 2006 Shirley Johnson; 2008

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Jorgensen, Jack

  • Peoria, Illinois
  • Musician

Jack Jorgensen; 2012

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Justman, Andy

  • Waupaca, Wisconsin
  • Musician
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (2002)

Andy Justman; 2002

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