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.
** 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 sponsored by Ronald McDonald House NYC.
A beautiful blend of modern and traditional.
Oktoberfest, Italian, German/Bavarian and French accordion to rock, pop, dance music and Sing-Alongs the fans demand.
**Circle Line Oktoberfest Cruise (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015) w/ Smitty's Polka Band
**Puglia Little Italy 2019 (subbing for Jorge Buccio)
**Maialino Valentine's Day 2020 & 2019
**Arthur Ave (summer 2018)
Bringing you a vibrant set of live music honed from over a decade of performing in NYC: styles include pop, classic rock, disco, Latin, polka and dance hits!
Major European ethnic traditions--Italian, German, French, Polish, Greek, Lithuanian, Portuguese.
** 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) **
Available as an engaging SOLO performer on piano or accordion; 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 **
Mobile Pianist Service: A live keyboardist performing on a custom mobile piano and sound system can be provided for your event.
Jazz Cocktail Hour Service: Choose any combination of performers from our renowned Accordionist or Keyboards soloist, to a small band of piano, saxophone and bass.
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)
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We're looking forward to hearing from you!