People M

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.

Mac Lennan, Janie

  • Dixon, Illinois
  • Musician

Janie Mac Lennan; 2016

Back to Top

Machelski, Kenneth (1950 – )

  • Hamburg, New York
  • Musician
  • Bands: Jerry Darlak and The Buffalo Touch, New York Transfer, Honky Hoppers, Goral Boys
  • Honors: United States Polka Association – Best Vocalist Nomination (1998, 1999), Polka in the Hills – Favorite Polka Band (1998)

Back to Top

Machnicki, Wayne

  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Musician

Wayne Machnicki and Chris Weiss; 2009

Back to Top

Maciejewski, Rich

  • Chandler, Arizona
  • Manufacturer (Classic Concertina), Musician, Technician

Back to Top

Maddie, Verne

  • Musician
  • Bands: Ethnic Jazz

Back to Top

Maduzia, Wally

  • Illinois
  • Musician
  • Bands: Lil’ Wally, Eddie Blazonczyk’s Versatones, Chicago Concertina All-Stars

Wally Maduzia; undated Wally Maduzia; undated

Back to Top

Majeski, Roger

  • Mosinee, Wisconsin
  • Bandleader, Musician
  • Bands: Roger Majeski and The Harmony Kings

Roger Majeski; unknown Scott and Roger Majeski; 2006

Back to Top

Majeski, Scott (1971 – )

  • Mosinee, Wisconsin
  • Musician, Technician
  • Bands: Roger Majeski and The Harmony Kings, The Edge, North Star Express

Scott Majeski; 2003 (Photo by Al Block) Scott Majeski; 2005 Scott and Roger Majeski; 2006

Back to Top

Majewski, Joe

  • Goodman, Wisconsin
  • Musician
  • Bands: The White Eagles Band

Joe Majewski and Jake Starczowski; unknown

Back to Top

Makovsky, Bill (Wee Willie)

  • Moorhead, Minnesota
  • Bandleader, Musician
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (2005), Minnesota Band of the Year (2006), Minnesota Music Hall of Fame (2009)

Wee Willie Makovsky; 2005 Wee Willie Makovsky; 2005

Back to Top

Marcissuk, Ronald

  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Musician
  • Bands: Dynasticks, Detroit Polka Authority, Prime Drive, Stas Golonka, Li’l Wally
  • Honors: Michigan Polka Music Hall of Fame (2011)

Ronnie Marcissuk; 1970 (Photo by Steve Litwin)

Back to Top

Marek, Gus

  • Stickney, Illinois
  • Musician

Gus Marek; 1991

Back to Top

Maroszek, Eugene

  • Pulaski, Wisconsin
  • Bandleader, Musician
  • Bands: Maroszek Brothers

Eugene Maroszek; 2009

Back to Top

Maroszek, Janet

  • Pulaski, Wisconsin
  • Musician

Janet Maroszek; 2009

Back to Top

Maroszek, Joe

  • Pulaski, Wisconsin
  • Musician
  • Bands: New Generation

Joe Maroszek; 2009

Back to Top

Maroszek, Mike

  • Pulaski, Wisconsin
  • Musician

Mike Maroszek; undated

Back to Top

Marsolek, Craig

  • Minnesota
  • Musician
  • Bands: Twin Cities Soundz, Doctor Kielbasa

Craig Marsolek; 2006

Back to Top

Martin, John

  • Muskego, Wisconsin
  • Musician

John Martin; 2007

Back to Top

Marzec, Matt

  • New Lenox, Illinois
  • Musician

Matt Marzec; 1991

Back to Top

Maser, Slim

  • St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Musician, Retailer (Royal Concertina)
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (1996)

Slim Maser; undated

Back to Top

Maslowski, Dottie

  • Oak Creek, Wisconsin
  • Musician

Dottie Maslowski; 2011

Back to Top

Mathiowetz, Ed

  • Sleepy Eye, Minnesota
  • Bandleader, Musician
  • Bands: Ed’s Old Time Band, Tony Hofmiester Band, Sota Band

Ed Mathiowetz - Sota Band; 1961 Ed Mathiowetz; 2006 Ed Mathiowetz - Ed's Old Time Band; 2007 Ed Mathiowetz; 2011

Back to Top

Mathiowetz, Robert (1918 – 2008)

  • Ashland, Wisconsin
  • Musician
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (1999)

Robert Mathiowetz; undated

Back to Top

Matulnik, Charles S.

  • Westmont, Illinois
  • Composer, Musician
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (1995)

Charles Matulnik; 1995

Back to Top

Mauer, Paul

  • Avon Lake, Ohio
  • Musician

Back to Top

Maus, Gilbert (Gilly) (1947 – 2010)

  • Pierz, Minnesota
  • Musician
  • Bands: Country Polkateers
  • Honors: Minnesota Ballroom Operators Association – Band of the Year (2008), World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (2012)

Back to Top

Maxim, Archie (1930 – 2013)

  • Lowell, Michigan
  • Musician
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (1985)

Archie Maxim; 1985 Archie Maxim; undated Archie Maxim; 2007

Back to Top

Mazur, Eddy (Eddy The Barber) (1920 – 2005)

  • Summit, Illinois
  • Musician, Technician

Eddy Mazur; undated

Back to Top

Mazurek, Bob

  • Parkton, Maryland
  • Musician
  • Bands: Kolegi

Bob Mazurek; 1991 Bob Mazurek; 2005 Bob Mazurek and Dave Ball; 2005

Back to Top

Mazurkiewicz, Dr. Jim

  • Bryan, Texas
  • Musician

Jim Mazurkiewicz; 2011

Back to Top

Megal, Ken

  • Ferryville, Wisconsin
  • Musician

Ken Megal; 2006

Back to Top

Melander, Dan

Back to Top

Meyer, Rollie

  • Gibbon, Minnesota
  • Musician

Rollie Meyer; 2002 Rollie Meyer; 2003

Back to Top

Micek, Stanley

  • Plainfield, Illinois
  • Musician
  • Bands: Bula Boys Band, Cicero Concertina Circle

Stanley Micek; undated Rick Bubula and Stas Micek; 2008

Back to Top

Michurski, Ted

  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Musician

Ted Michurski; 2003

Back to Top

Mickelson, Allan

  • Madison, Wisconsin
  • Musician

Allan Mickelson; 2015

Back to Top

Mikla, John

  • Baldwin, Wisconsin
  • Musician
  • Bands: The Polka Notes

John Mikla; 2007 John Mikla; 2008

Back to Top

Mikos, Bruno

  • McDonald, Ohio
  • Bandleader, Musician
  • Bands: Bruno Mikos and the Harmony Stars, Lil’ Wally, Marion Lush, Li’l Richard, Wanda and Stephanie, Jersey Polka Richie
  • Honors: International Polka Association – Polka Music Hall of Fame (1986), United States Polka Association – Album of the Year (1979)

Back to Top

Mikos, John D. (1971 – )

  • Austintown, Ohio
  • Musician
  • Bands: Bands: Polka Country Musicians, Lenny Gomulka and The Chicago Push, The Brass Connection, Bruno Mikos and The Harmony Stars, The Brass Works
  • Honors: International Polka Association, United States Polka Association, United Polka Association – Various Awards, Grammy Nomination (8 times)

John Mikos; 2003 John Mikos; 2003 John Mikos; unknown

Back to Top

Milanowski, Clarence

  • Shawano, Wisconsin
  • Musician

Clarence Milanowski; undated Clarence Milanowski; 2009

Back to Top

Milbrett, Emil (1926 – 2001)

  • New Ulm, Minnesota
  • Musician, Teacher
  • Bands: Six Fat Dutchmen

Back to Top

Miller, Vernon

  • Hartford, Wisconsin
  • Bandleader, Musician
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (1997)

Vernon Miller; 1997

Back to Top

Minar, Jerry

  • New Prague, Minnesota
  • Manufacturer (Hengel Concertina), Musician, Teacher
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (1996)

Jerry Minar; 1996 Jerry Minar; 2007 LaVern Rippley, Dan Gruetzmacher and Jerry Minar; 2008

Back to Top

Mocadlo, Melissa (1982 – )

  • Stevens Point, Wisconsin
  • Musician,
  • Bands: The Generations Band
  • Honors: Freddy K Jr. Scholarship (2001)

Back to Top

Moch, Ernie

  • Sparrows Point, Maryland
  • Bandleader, Musician
  • Bands: Kolegi

Ernie Moch (Photo by Al Block); 2003 Ernie Moch (Photo by Al Block); 2004 Ernie Moch; 2005

Back to Top

Mojsiewicz, Walter ( 1892 – 1975)

Back to Top

Moldan, Dain

  • Sleepy Eye, Minnesota
  • Bandleader, Musician
  • Bands: Dain’s Dutchmen

Dain Moldan; 2014

Back to Top

Moltz, Bill

  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Musician
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (2014)

Bill Moltz; 1959 George Hrica, Bill Moltz and Ann Moltz; 1966 Bill Moltz; 1972 Jack Zimmerman, Bill Moltz and George Hrica; 1982 Bill Moltz; 2010

Back to Top

Monsen, Jimmy

  • Lisbon, Wisconsin
  • Bandleader, Musician, Teacher
  • Bands: The Jimmy Monsen Band, The Polka Brothers

Jimmy Monsen; undated

Back to Top

Morris, Dave

  • Monongahela, Pennsylvania
  • Musician
  • Bands: Nu Tones, Jimmy Weber and The Sounds

Dave Morris; undated

Back to Top

Motschke, Kevin

  • St Cloud, Minnesota
  • Musician

Kevin Motschke; 2009

Back to Top

Motschke, Rhienhard (Riene)

  • Waite Park, Minnesota
  • Musician
  • Bands: Riene’s Concertina Band, The Graniteers Band
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (2009)

Riene Motschke; undated Riene Motschke; undated Riene Motschke; undated

Back to Top

Motschke, Sylvester (1928 – 2011)

  • Little Falls, Minnesota
  • Musician

Sylvester Motschke; undated

Back to Top

Mrozinski, Peter M. (1911 – 2000)

  • St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Musician
  • Bands: Pete’s Polka Beats
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (2005)

Back to Top

Mrozinski, Peter R. (1975 – )

  • St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Musician
  • Bands: Twin Cities Soundz, Two Tones, Polka Praise, The Mrozinski Brothers Aleatoric Ensemble

Back to Top

Mrozinski, Robyn (Jurek) (1977 – )

  • Oakdale, Minnesota
  • Musician
  • Bands: Twin Cities Soundz, John Filipczak and The Classics
  • Honors: United Polka Association – Miss UPA (1997-1998)

Robyn (Jurek) Mrozinski; undated

Back to Top

Muench, Henry

  • Bloomer, Wisconsin
  • Bandleader, Musician
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (1986)

Back to Top

Murawski, Tony (1971 – )

Tony Murawski; 2013 Tony Murawski; 2010 Tony Murawski; 2010

Back to Top

SUBMIT AN ENTRY

Please Contact Us if you know of a person who should be included in this list of Concertina People or if you have any additions or corrections to the entries that are presented here.