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Johnny Koenig

Johnny Koenig is a high energy, young star accordion player in the polka field, now living in the Pittsburgh area. The style that Johnny plays is Americanized folk music based with roots in Europe. This style of music appeals to all ages and a broad audience.
Born and raised in New York City, Johnny grew up with polka music, first learning from his father who had his own band for many years. This is where Johnny first learned accordion. He picked up his first accordion at age five, and took private lessons from a local music teacher for a few years. Johnny, only seven years old at the time, had the honor of singing with America's Polka King Frankie Yankovic at an event in New York City. He began performing professionally at age fifteen, taking over for his father after he passed away. During his years in high school, he played trumpet in the school's concert band.
Johnny released his first professional recording in 2007 entitled "The New Kid In Town". In 2008, this CD made the second round GRAMMY ballot in four categories.
In 2007, he produced and arranged the music for VerbBallet's "Polka Madness" dance repertoire. Johnny was interviewed in the movie documentary "Polka! The Movie" which is repeatedly shown on TV Slovenia in Europe. During his time in Cleveland, Johnny also served as a trustee on the Board of Directors for the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame.
Throughout his musical career, he has performed in over twelve states and Canada. He is currently working on his second full-length CD, as well as recording with various musicians in rock, folk, R&B, and jazz. His fan base continues to grow as Johnny attracts new fans, old and young at Oktoberfests throughout the country. A significant amount of his time is also dedicated to working as a full-time paramedic, saving countless lives.

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