PAPA BAVARIAN Accordion

Accordion from New York City, NY - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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$375 - $3700 per event
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About
** Appearing on HBO Spring 2020

** Performed 2018 at CARNEGIE HALL on piano ** Performed on VH1's Oktoberfest ** Featured in the WALL STREET JOURNAL. **

A beautiful blend of modern and traditional.

Italian, German and French accordion and authentic keyboards with music from rock to pop, disco, Latin beats and Sing-Alongs the fans demand.

Latest shows:
**Puglia 2019 (subbing for Jorge Buccio)
**Maialino Valentine's Day 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 and dance hits!

With or without European ethnic traditions--Italian, German, French, Polish, Greek, Lithuanian, Portuguese.

Choose any combination of performers from our renowned Accordionist or Keyboards soloist, to a small band of piano, saxophone and bass.

** 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.

A custom mobile piano and sound system can be provided for your event. Contact for details.

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) **

Strolling or main stage, always entertaining, Papa Bavarian goes the extra mile to make you and your audiences extremely happy, as you can read in our voluminous Reviews Collection **

Available as an engaging SOLO performer on piano or accordion; and as a FULL BAND, including Smitty's Polka Band -- accordion centric polka and rock -- and Gruppo Di Gondolieri -- Italian folk and jazz **

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)
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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50+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 5+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!
2018 - Top Accordionist
2015 - Top Accordionist
2014 - Top Accordionist
2013 - Top Accordionist

Anniversary Party

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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.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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This performer and this website way exceeded my expectations. I can’t say enough good things about the performers professionalism, performance and just overall willing to create the perfect experience! Can’t wait to book him again!!

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PAPA BAVARIAN Accordion’s Response:

It was truly a pleasure working with you, Christina, and can't wait to do it again!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Papa Bavarian was on time very cordial and played music I asked for. I would highly recommend him for any event.

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Corporate Function

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Papa Bavarian was very professional while planning our event and made it very easy to plan the entertainment. He arrived well on time and ready to go. Every person at our event loved the music and said it completely made the theme which was Oktoberfest. Everyone loved him! we invited him to stay and eat when he was done performing and we all spoke with him and he is an extremely nice guy, very generous, and loves what he does ! i would absolutely reccomend him !!!!!!

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Private Party

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Papa Bavarian helped me surprise my then girlfriend (now fiance) as I proposed to her on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. But, he didn't just play, he really helped in the surprising, too. He sat quietly on a bench as we approached, watched for my cue and helped orchestrate a magical evening for the both of us. He was incredibly flexible and helpful in coordinating, took all song requests I gave him, and was generally very friendly. There's simply no way I could ever recommend another accordion player. Papa Bavarian is second to none!

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Fundraiser

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Josh was the icing on the cake for our event!! It truly would not have been the same without him. I heard so many positive comments from our guests that we are planning to use him for our next event!!! Great crowd pleaser and very accomodating to our needs. Thank you , Josh!!! See you next year!!!

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Rehearsal Dinner

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We and our guests love Papa Bavarian! Josh did a wonderful job listening to the atmosphere we were trying to create and then executing the music as a backdrop to that atmosphere. While Josh's approach to our event was to be provide subtle, inconspicuous, background music, all our guests were pleasantly aware of his presence, and they RAVED about his skill and playlist. I would hire Josh again for an event for sure!

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Cocktail Party

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I have had the pleasure of working with hundreds of musicians - classical, contemporary - you name it. I don't remember when i enjoyed anyone's music more than I did Josh - or PapaBavarian's tonight. it was the perfect compliment to our film festival which included a variety of international films. Josh's repertoire had something that connected to each film. I cannot wait to have him play for us again. Thank goodness his prices are down to earth because none of us could afford what he is worth. Everybody loved him even those who knew they didn't like accordion music. Some people!

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Private Party

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Papa Bavarian was a fantastic entertainer and helped to set the perfect ambiance for our special event. Playing special requests such as Take Me Out to the Ballgame, New York New York, and My Way, Josh was beyond accommodating. We received rave reviews from guests who thoroughly enjoyed his musical talents! Bravo!

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Corporate Function

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We were very pleased with Papa Bavarian. He was punctual and accommodating. His accordion playing added to the festive nature of our event.

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2019
Jun
5
Celebration
New York City, NY
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
May
16
Private Party
New York City, NY
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2019
May
5
Anniversary Party
Peekskill, NY
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2019
Mar
21
Birthday Party (Adult)
New York City, NY
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Jan
12
Birthday Party (Adult)
Brooklyn, NY
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2019
Jan
6
Christening
Nyack, NY
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2018
Dec
8
Birthday Party (Adult)
Far Rockaway, NY
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2018
Nov
17
Wedding Ceremony
New York City, NY
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2018
Sep
1
Birthday Party (Adult)
Bovina Center, NY
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Sep
1
Birthday Party (Adult)
Bovina Center, NY
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Aug
11
Birthday Party (Adult)
Flemington, NJ
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2018
Jul
27
Birthday Party (Adult)
East Hampton, NY
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Oktoberfest / Polka Party!
 
  • Full Lederhosen, Alpine hat, and other Trachten attire!
  • Singing in German and English
  • Oktoberfest Beer Drinking songs & sing-alongs
Italian Theme Party Accordion player
 
  • All Italian favs
  • Godfather music at its most authentic
  • Singing in Italian and English
  • Pizza Night, Meatball Night, Birthday parties
French Themed Party Accordion Music
 
  • Performance in full Parisian Street Performer costume
  • Top French hits from Edith Piaf & Yves Montand
  • Super romantic Love music for engagements, wine parties and fundraisers
Classy Oldies Party
 
  • American standards from Porter to Rat Pack
  • Elegant background music for cocktail parties and engagements
Accordion Weddings
 
  • Cocktail hours, ceremonies and special presentations at receptions
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
Singer
Keyboards
Piano
Accordion
Italian Singer
World Music Singer
Jazz Piano
Pop Piano
Top 40 Piano
Rock Piano
Oldies Piano
70's Hits Piano
80's Hits Piano
90's Hits Piano
Ambient Piano
Pop Keyboards
Ambient Keyboards
Wedding Singer
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note PAPA BAVARIAN Accordion will also travel to Long Island City, Brooklyn, North Bergen, Bronx, West New York, Union City, Weehawken, Flushing, Fairview, Edgewater, Hoboken, Jersey City, Ridgefield, Cliffside Park, Palisades Park, Fort Lee, Secaucus, Ridgefield Park, Leonia, Englewood Cliffs.
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