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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.

You can browse the list of Concertina People by selecting one of the individual letters from the menu above. Each page includes a list of last names that begin with only that letter. The Search feature may be helpful for finding specific people.

Labuda, Ed

  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Musician

Ed Labuda; 1991

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LaFleur, Napoleon

  • Spring Hill, Florida
  • Musician, Promoter (concertina club)
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (1988)

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Landowski, Bill

  • Hubertus, Wisconsin
  • Musician
  • Bands: The Jolly Swiss Boys
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (2000)

Bill Landowski; 2000

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Lange, Darlene

  • Clintonville, Wisconsin
  • Musician

John and Darlene Lange; 2006

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Lange, Friedrich Anton ( – 1892)

  • Chemnitz, Germany
  • Manufacturer (Lange Concertina), Musician

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Lange, Friedrich Emil ( – 1933)

  • Chemnitz, Germany
  • Manufacturer (Lange and Majestic Concertina), Musician
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (2003)

Friedrich Emil Lange; undated

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Lange, John

  • Clintonville, Wisconsin
  • Musician

John and Darlene Lange; 2006 John Lange; 2007

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Lange, Ted (1976 – )

  • Ridgeville Corners, Ohio
  • Musician
  • Bands: Eddie Blazonczyk’s Versatones, Toledo Polkamotion, The Bratwurst Boys, Marv Herzog and The Bavarian Polka Band
  • Honors: Great Lakes – Peoples’ Choice Award (1998, 1999)

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Larson, Keith

  • Tomah, Wisconsin
  • Manufacturer (Larson Concertina), Musician
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (2014)

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Lash, Eddie ( – 2002)

  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Musician, Retailer
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (1991)

Eddie Lash; 1964 Eddie Lash; 1990 Eddie Lash; 1991 Eddie Lash; 1996

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Leary, James P.

  • Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
  • Promoter (Author)
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (1994)

James Leary; 1994 Jim Leary; 2006

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Lech, Marlene

  • Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
  • Musician

Ron Lech, Marlene Lech and Paul Vadovski; 2005

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Lech, Ron

  • Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
  • Composer, Musician, Teacher
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (1998)

Ron Lech; 1998 Ron Lech, Marlene Lech and Paul Vadovski; 2005 Bob Olejniczak and Ron Lech; 2007

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Lech, Vinny

  • Helen, Georgia
  • Composer, Musician, Teacher
  • Bands: Dan Witucki and the Music Masters
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (2007)

Vinny Lech and Dan Witucki; undated Vinny Lech; undated Vinny Lech and Dan Witucki; 2004 Vinny Lech; 2006

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Legner, Frank

  • Mosinee, Wisconsin
  • Musician

Frank Legner; 2009 Frank, Jim and Louie Legner; 2009

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Legner, Jim

  • Schofield, Wisconsin
  • Musician

Jim Legner; 2009 Frank, Jim and Louie Legner; 2009

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Legner, Louie

  • Mosinee, Wisconsin
  • Musician

Louie Legner; 2009 Frank, Jim and Louie Legner; 2009

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Lehrke, Gordon (1929 – 2010)

  • Brainerd, Minnesota
  • Musician, Teacher
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (1997)

Gordon Lehrke; 1997 Gordon Lehrke; 2008

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Lehrke, Greg

  • Evansville, Minnesota
  • Musician

Greg Lehrke; 2008

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Lemanczyk, Ervin J.

  • Glendale, Illinois
  • Musician
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (1993)

Ervin Lemanczyk; undated

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Lettau, Terry

  • Wittenberg, Wisconsin
  • Musician
  • Bands: Second Edition, Polka Partners

Terry Lettau; undated

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Lewandowski, Brett

  • Cheektowaga, New York
  • Musician

Brett and Sandy Lewandowski; 2006

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Lewandowski, Sandy

  • Cheektowaga, New York
  • Musician, Promoter (Internet DJ)

Brett and Sandy Lewandowski; 2006

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Lewandowski, Thomas Sr

  • Mosinee, Wisconsin
  • Musician

Thomas Lewandowski; 2012

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Libby, Bruce

  • Roberts, Wisconsin
  • Musician
  • Bands: Buttons and Bellows

Bruce Libby; unknown

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Libera, Jackie

  • Charlton, Massachusetts
  • Musician
  • Bands: Maestro’s Men, Classix, Heavy Chicago, Bay State IV,Dick Pillar, Polka Family, New Brass, Freddy K, Dynatones, Ray Henry, Eddie Blazonczyk’s Versatones, Jimmy Sturr, Gorale, Ray Jay
  • Honors: International Polka Association – Elector, Grammy Nomination, Smithsonian Institution Folk Life Festival – Performer (1988)

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Liebl, Bob

  • Greenfield, Wisconsin
  • Musician
  • Bands: The Polish Connection

Bob Liebl and Jake Vanoskey; undated Bob Liebl and Pete Kamenski; undated

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Liebl, Syl Sr. (1917 – 2003)

  • West Salem, Wisconsin
  • Bandleader, Musician, Teacher
  • Bands: The Jolly Swiss Boys
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (1997)

Syl Liebl; undated Karl Hartwich and Syl Liebl (Photo by Theo Pelletier); undated Syl Liebl Sr.; undated

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Liebl, Syl Jr.

  • Wisconsin
  • Bandleader, Musician
  • Bands: The New Jolly Swiss Boys

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Lipa, Dick

  • Columbia Heights, Minnesota
  • Musician

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Litwin, Adele

  • Binghamton, New York
  • Promoter (Litwin Concertina Jam)
  • Honors: Polka Fireworks Festival – 20 Year Sponsor (2003)

Steve and Adele Litwin; 2003

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Litwin, Steve

  • Binghamton, New York
  • Musician, Promoter (Steve’s Polka Page, Litwin Concertina Jam, Editor Polish American Journal)
  • Honors: Buffalo Past and Present Honoring Committee – Concertina Award, Polka Fireworks Festival – 20 Year Sponsor (2003), World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (2004), International Polka Association – Joe Jozwiak Achievement Award (2014)

Mark Trzepacz, Steve Litwin, Larry Trojack, Scrubby Seweryniak; 1980 Bill Brown and Steve Litwin; undated Steve and Adele Litwin; 2003

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Lorenzetti, Lucio (1932 – 2003)

Orlando Furiasa, John Bernhardt, Lucio Lorenzetti; 1990 Lucio Lorenzetti; undated

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Lovett, Jim

  • Harrisburg, South Dakota
  • Bandleader, Musician
  • Honors: South Dakota Music Hall of Fame (2007)

Jim Lovett; 2010 Jim Lovett; 2010

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Lukes, Frederick (Fritz)

  • Lester Prairie, Minnesota
  • Musician, Technician

Fritz Lukes; 2003

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Lund, Marty

  • Addison, Illinois
  • Musician

Marty Lund; 1991

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Lundin, Jake

  • Depere, Wisconsin
  • Musician

Ted Brewczynski, Tom Rodgers, Jake Lundin; undated Jake Lundin; 2007

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