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Capricious Accordion&Capriccio Ballroom Dance Band

Accordion from San Francisco, CA - Will travel up to 500 miles

$200 - $550 per event
Think VARIETY, VARIETY, VARIETY! ……….. From Strauss to Santana.
Joe Domitrowich is one of the San Francisco Bay Area's most noted – and certainly, its most unique - accordionist. With a solo repertoire ranging from the traditional Old World European and light classical, along with American evergreens from the Golden Age of Music going back to the 1930s or pop selections through the 1960-70s, romantic Italian and French ballads, ballroom dance standards, German Beer Drinking music or American polka staples, Joe's lively and moving music is an excellent choice for your private event. As a soloist, often billed as Capricious Accordion, he performs in restaurants, clubs, and private events from birthday to wedding and anniversary celebrations cocktail parties, dinner shows, or intimate in-home gatherings. And, he is available for special concert-style performances of his unique and flashy signature arrangements.
With his personal touch and his passion for accordion, Joe delights and surprises audiences with masterful and entertaining - and, at times witty - arrangements from light classical to contemporary genres. Inspired by present day technology of the Digital-Acoustic accordion Joe has accomplished the unimaginable with his arrangements – including his orchestral and band covers and originals - all played 100% live on a single instrument; Joe never uses canned or auto-generated backing tracks. So, you will experience the room-filled timbre of an Italian-crafted acoustic accordion with expertly tuned hand-made reeds embellished by the familiar sound of virtually all orchestral instruments in one fully live solo performance.
Capricious Accordion's signature show-case repertoire ranges from an elegant Old World Viennese waltz a la Andre' Rieu to Carlos Santana's fusion of rock and Latin jazz in Oye Como Va; from Shubert's beautiful and prayerful Ave Maria, to Beatles' Obla Di and Glenn Miller's In the Mood, or Paul Desmond's (of Dave Brubeck fame) Take Five. A highlight of his performances is Train Ride, a colorful montage of train songs, starting out with Dueling Banjos and migrating to Orange Blossom Special, Folsom Prison Blues, and others, and featuring authentic train sound effects – the trademark whistle and, deploying the accordion's bellows, the familiar chug-a-chug signature sounds evoking mental images of a steam locomotive.
Joe's repertoire includes diverse selections from Russian (e.g. Dark Eyes), Hungarian (Monti's Czardas), Czech (Cikanka), Slovenian/Oberkrain, Italian (Non Dimenticar), Austrian & Viennese, Croation, Swiss, Scandinavian, French (La Vien Rose) and German/Bavarian, as well as some light classical favorites. You can have it all, from Strauss to Santana, from romantic and nostalgic ballads emanating from the acoustic reeds and bellows of the traditional accordion to full instrumental arrangements replicating the sound of a full band or small orchestra….. and more.
Together with other musicians in one of the configurations below, adding vocalist, guitarist, violinist, or percussionist – Joe can deliver an even broader selection of live music and robust sound for a host of events and venues. Tell him if you need a wireless microphone or sound and PA support for events at large venues; Joe can help with that as well.

Capriccio Ballroom Dance Band
Adding percussion and guitarist/vocals to Joe's already robust capabilities on Digital-Acoustic accordion, Capriccio Dance Band specializes in a broad spectrum of ballroom dance standards ranging from East and West Coast Swing, and Latin – Cha-cha, Rumba, Tango – to Foxtrot, Night Club 2-Step, Viennese Waltz, as well as 50's to 70's classic rock for a well-rounded dance experience.

Joe's Ensembles
Joe expands the diversity and breadth of his musical offering through teaming up with opera and pop vocalist Liana Braunova Derner, a native of Prague, as Duo Internationale. Together Joe and Liana's repertoire spans traditional, operettas and classical music for a 1-2 hour performance – both instrumental and vocals in multiple languages (Russian, Italian, Czech, German) - from countries around Europe and some select US pop classics from the 50s through the 70s.
Joined by talented concert violinist Dave Dally, they perform as Café Vienna Trio, further widening their musical offering and expanding their instrumental repertoire of traditional ethnic and classical selections to countries throughout Europe, including the Schrammel music of late nineteenth century Vienna. Duo Internationale and Café Vienna deliver excellent show performances for your public or private event.
Talk with Joe to describe your event and come up with the best combination of entertainers or ensembles for your special event.
See our Gigmasters/BASH listing as European Ensemble in a separate Gigmasters profile for videos and other information on these Acts.

Please contact me re specifics about your event to receive a firm quote.
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One Man Band
Cabaret Singer
Variety Singer
Wedding Singer
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Happy Hours
Bachelorette Parties
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Bachelor Parties
Fund Raisers
Halloween Parties
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Capricious Accordion&Capriccio Ballroom Dance Band will also travel to South San Francisco, Belmont, Daly City, Brisbane, Oakland, Sausalito, Alameda, Emeryville, Tiburon, Berkeley, San Bruno, Albany, Mill Valley, Pacifica, Piedmont, Richmond, Corte Madera, El Cerrito, Larkspur, Millbrae, San Quentin, Tamal, Burlingame, San Rafael, Canyon, El Sobrante, Greenbrae, Orinda, San Leandro, San Mateo.
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