Frank Marocco is
one of the worlds leading accordionists. He has had a career
spanning nearly 60 years and is one of the most recorded accordionists
in the world. He has conducted orchestras and has worked with
many well-known artists and conductors. Other credits include
nearly 300 movie tracks, well over 200 TV series, shows, and specials,
and over 150 commercials. He has composed and arranged classical,
jazz, and other genres of music. Frank has received many awards
throughout his life, the most recent being the coveted Lifetime
Achievement Award from the American Accordionists Association,
received in June 2006.
Nick Ballarini is
a versatile accordionist, pianist, and bandleader. He frequently
plays for weddings, corporate events, parties, and jazz &
ethnic festivals. He has performed with many prominent musicians,
such as Luciano Pavarotti, Mel Tormé, The Chieftans, and
others. Nick is also an accordion teacher, dealer, and repairman.
He is the co-host of the camp and will coordinate the workshops,
evening events, and other activities.