Hall of Fame – 1987
Leon Kwiatkowski (Leo Flowers) hails from Chicago, Illinois. Leon began playing the concertina at the age of nine and playing in bands at the age of 15. Many students attest to his versatility on the concertina.
As a member of the Grand Rapids Old-Tyme Concertina Club, Flowers often traveled the 230 miles from Chicago to Grand Rapids, Michigan to donate his playing time at various club events.
He often had copies made of a concertina tutorial and gave them to concertina beginners just for the asking.