Hall of Fame – 2004
Casey Bruzdzinski (1924-2007) of Calumet City, Illinois played the concertina for over 60 years. He had his own band, the Casey Bruzdzinski Orchestra, and played with the Bohemian American Concertina Association, Chet Lasik Concertina Jamboree, Ed Nowak 4 Plus 1 Concertina Band, and the St. Joe Concertina Club.
Casey bought and sold concertinas, and taught several students. He transposed many songs from sharps to flats and offered free advice to many concertina musicians.