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Accordion Player from New York City, NY Will travel up to 3000 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 41 Reviews
  • 92 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2012
  • 13 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $375 per event

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** Performed on VH1's Oktoberfest ** Featured in The WALL STREET JOURNAL ** Performed 2018 at CARNEGIE HALL on piano ** Played at Derek Jeter's retirement party. A beautiful blend of modern and traditional. Oktoberfest, Italian, German/Bavarian and French accordion. Bringing you a vibrant set of live music honed from over a decade of performing in NYC. Major European ethnic traditions--Italian, German, French, polka! ** Perfect for cocktail hours, holiday parties, corporate functions, weddings, birthdays, other celebrations, and fundraisers. Can sing in many languages including Italian, German, English, some Polish and some French. Clients say: "Professional, talented and charming." / "A great voice with a rich tone" / "Would definitely re-hire for our next party." Awards include: OFFICIAL TOP BOOKED ACCORDION PLAYER in the USA 5 years (Gigmasters Rising Star Award 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014 & 2013) ** ::SERVICES:: Available as an engaging SOLO performer; or as a FULL BAND, including Gruppo Di Gondolieri -- Italian folk and jazz (Italian) -- and Smitty's Polka Band -- accordion-centric polka, rock and dance band ** ::REVIEWS:: Reviews include: "Papa Bavarian was a fantastic entertainer and helped to set the perfect ambiance for our special event. Josh was beyond accommodating. We received rave reviews from guests who thoroughly enjoyed his musical talents! Bravo!" ** PAPA BAVARIAN is a NYC-based artist who is taking the accordion world by the bellows. He's has had the distinction of performing at Carnegie Hall in January 2018, being the featured artist at Derek Jeter's retirement party, and performing on VH1. Vocals in Italian, German, French, some Polish and English (among other languages)** Besides all the great ethnic music, we can play a TON of pop, rock, Top 40 and standards to fill out your day! Notable recent events and clients include: Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises (with Smitty's Polka Band 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019) Mercedes Benz USA company Oktoberfest Mastercard company party Two Roads Brewery, Ok2berfest Weekend (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) Hit the big "Request Free Quote" button to send an inquiry and someone will get back to you ASAP! We're looking forward to hearing from you! Cheers, Papa Bavarian


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Avg 5.0 | 41 Reviews

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Review by DERAMISE L.

Restaurant EventReviewed on May 11, 2021From Boston, MA

Papa Bavarian was awesom. I highly recommend using him and I will absolutely use him again when an opportunity arises again.

Review by Susan G.

Anniversary PartyReviewed on May 5, 2019From Peekskill, NY

Hi I’m happy to leave a review for Josh. He was amazing!!!he made the party. We had a 60th wedding anniversary party and all the guests called me today they had a wonderful time and that Josh did an amazing job. He’s very friendly and personable yet very professional. He really enjoys his job. Great job, we are all very happy ?? thank you Josh for making our event so special.

Review by Donna B.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on April 25, 2021From Doylestown, PA

Great communication Arrived on time

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Song List

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  • Holiday & Xmas Songs
  • We Three King s of Orient Are
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  • What Child is this?
  • God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
  • Good King Wenceslas
  • Deck the Halls
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  • I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
  • Away in a Manger
  • It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
  • Jingle Bells
  • Jolly Old St. Nicholas
  • Joy to the World
  • March of the Three Kings
  • Noel! Noel!
  • O Chrstmas Tree
  • O Come, All Ye Faithful
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • Silent Night
  • The Three Kings Song
  • ITALIAN | Italian Accordion, Mandolin and Vocals
  • Canevale di Venezia
  • Lara's Theme - Somewhere My Love - Doctor Zhivago
  • Que Sera Sera
  • Bella Notte
  • 'O Sole Mio
  • On An Evening In Roma | Dean Martin
  • Come Back To Sorrento
  • Wedding Tarantella
  • Arrivederci Roma
  • That's Amore
  • Funiculi Funicula
  • Marechiare
  • Con Te Partiró (Time To Say Goodbye)
  • La Donna E Mobile
  • M'appari Tutt'amor
  • Italian Serenade
  • My  Way
  • Non Dimenticar
  • Godfather Waltz/Speak Softly Love
  • Ah Mari!
  • Mattinata
  • Mala Femmina
  • Innamorata
  • On An Evening In Roma
  • Many, many more.... | Contact to request a song
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  • OKTOBERFEST | Polkas, Umpahs, and Beer Drinking Songs
  • Da Wandern Ist Des Mullers Lust
  • Ach So Fromm | Friedrich von Flotow
  • Various Polkas!
  • Nach Hause Gehen Wir Nicht!
  • Muss I Denn Zum Staedtele Hinaus(Elvis Wooden Heart)
  • Die Lorelei
  • In Munchen Steht Ein Hofbrauhaus
  • Roll Out the Barrel
  • Du, Du Liegst Mir Im Herzen
  • Trink Wir Noch Ein Tropchen
  • Mein Hut der hat drei Ecken
  • Heidenroeslein
  • Edelweiss
  • Many, many more. | Contact to request a song
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  • WEDDINGS | Classical and Specialty Songs
  • Here Comes the Bride
  • Wedding March
  • Canon in D
  • Many more.... | Contact to request a song


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Past Events

May 11, 2021 • Restaurant Event
Tue6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Boston, MA
April 25, 2021 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sun5:30 PM - 6:15 PM Doylestown, PA
April 22, 2021 • Celebration
Thu11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Wayne, NJ
April 17, 2021 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Clark, NJ
March 11, 2021 • Funeral
Thu11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Bergenfield, NJ
June 5, 2019 • Celebration
Wed6:30 PM - 8:30 PM New York City, NY
May 16, 2019 • Private Party
Thu5:30 PM - 7:30 PM New York City, NY
May 5, 2019 • Anniversary Party
Sun1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Peekskill, NY
March 21, 2019 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Thu5:00 PM - 7:00 PM New York City, NY
January 12, 2019 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Brooklyn, NY
January 6, 2019 • Christening
Sun2:30 PM - 5:30 PM Nyack, NY
December 8, 2018 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat12:30 PM - 3:30 PM Far Rockaway, NY

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