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Vocalist, Violin, Harmonica, Accordion.

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Accordionist Joe Recchia from Sterling Heights, MI has performed throughout the US, Canada & Europe performing at a variety of venues and has also performed on the Princess Cruise Ship lines. Joe performs solo as a Strolling Accordionists at many public and private venues and also teams up with many famous Detroit area singers such as Aaron Caruso, Lisa Agazzi, Dolores Reyes Aqunio, Cristina Carollo, Eva Evola, Dino Valle and has even performed with famous Italian Singer, producer Simone Radono. Joe also performs in various orchestras nationally such as the National Accordion Orchestra, The Gene Van Accordion Orchestra as well as the Joann Sommer’s Accordion orchestra which just premiered in Las Vegas and Chicago alongside “ANIMA” world renowned youth choral and with Joel Guzman 2 time Grammy Award winning Accordionist!

Joe has won many Music Awards over his career for his accordion performances and was also lucky enough to meet and spend much time with many world famous accordionists such as Charles Maganante, Myron Floren, Frank Morocco, Dick Contino, Pete Barbudi, Art Van Damme, Carl Fortina, Joe Cerrito, Pete Soave, Cory Pesaturo as well as many other famous musicians Count Basie, Ralph Armstrong, Hubie Crawford, Johnny Trudell, Michele Ramo and many others.

Joe comes from a long line of famous accordionists; his grandfather was Henry Ford’s personal accordionist and music director at the Ford Mansion in Dearborn, MI for many years and was labeled as “The Famous Accordionists of the Ford Motor Car Company” His Uncle Tony Dannon world famous Jazz Accordionists, teacher, composer, promoter as well as one of the owners of “Modern Accordion School” in Dearborn Michigan well noted for the most successful accordion school in the nation. His cousin also an accordionist is baseball legend hall of famer John Smoltz retired from the Atlanta Braves. His Aunt Lillian Dimara was one of the “Dimara Sisters” famous Italian signing trio from Northern Italy.

In 2012, Joe was elected as the President of the Michigan Accordion Society. As a dedicated ambassador and promoter for the accordion, his direction and leadership has resulted in earning the most coveted international accordion club "Frosini Award" which was awarded at the 2012 International Accordion Convention in Las Vegas, NV. The Michigan Accordion Society was voted best Accordion Club anywhere!

Joe has performed for many prominent people such as Edsel and Cynthia Ford (and just as his grandfather did he has performed at) The Ford Mansion, The Fieger Family, Dick Contino, Italian Consulate President Dr. Marco Nobili, Famous Detroit Area Automotive Sculptor Guliano Zuccato, Buddy Valestro aka “The Cake Boss” at the Palace of Auburn Hills and for the president of his current employer at Delphi Corporation as well as several Vice Presidents of the Chrysler and Fiat Corporation both in the US and Italy and many others.

Joe’s performances helped raised thousands of Dollars, which has benefited various cancer research and Scholarship funds through affiliation such as the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, Grosse Pointe Historical Society, The Shelby Music Society as well as the Michigan Accordion Society alone which raised nearly $30,000.00 for the “Tony Dannon Student Music Scholarship Fund”
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Screen name:
jrecchia
Member since:
Mar 15 2013
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100

Influences

Many Influences mostly people who enjoy listening & perfroming with an Acccordion!

Instrument experience:

Accordion:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

Acousic Borsini Accordion Roland Electronic Accordion, Wireless PA system