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Frank Marocco

 

 

 

 

Frank Marocco - World-renowned recording artist, performer, composer, and teacher

Frank Marocco's musical career began in Chicago, Illinois where at age 17 he took first place in a Music Festival Contest. He performed his winning solo with Mark Weber and the Chicago Pops Orchestra playing before several thousand people in Soldiers Field.

Frank spent the next few years traveling all over the U.S.A.. with his Quartet playing the top hotels and clubs including Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe and Palm Springs, finally settling in Los Angeles.

He later worked with the Les Brown Band and Bob Hope, working on Mr. Hope's television shows and traveling with him around the world entertaining troops.

In recent years, Frank has done a great deal of studio session work on the West coast and has become one of the most recorded accordionists in the world. Frank has played on hundreds of movie soundtracks, TV series and specials, records and commercials. He was nominated eight years in a row as most valuable player by the National Academy of Arts and Sciences (N.A.R.A.S.).

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Nick Ballarini

 


Nick Ballarini - Accomplished musician and bandleader

Nick Ballarini, accordionist, pianist, and bandleader is one of the Texas area's most versatile musicians. Nick served our country as a U.S. Navy musician and is a favorite of accordion clubs around the country. As well as playing weddings, corporate events and jazz festivals as a pianist and bandleader, he also plays his accordion at Irish, French, Italian and German themed events. His repertoire ranges from classical to pop to the many ethnic styles associated with the accordion.

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