A new level of polka fusing German, Slovenian, and Polish American music with jazz, rock, and world music influences. Bavarski was born through the encouragement of my friend, Alex Meixner, at a Hoboken brat haus over big beers and even bigger ideas. My first call was to Eddie Biegaj who is also a New Jersey resident and native Toledian rich with polka history. The additions of Ernie White (vocals and guitar) and Wayne Dunton (drums) meant that the core of our band was finally complete. Bavarski’s mission is to rock an Oktoberfest by performing both traditional and non-traditional music, creating something for everyone to identify with regardless of their age or ethnicity.
One of the greatest joys in my chosen profession is the fact that I love to play ALL forms of music. No particular style is superior to me if played with passion and at the highest level of musicianship possible. Creating music is all about treating whatever the genre is with true integrity, choosing the players that make it work, and putting “it” out there for people to hear and relate to. My vision for “Born To Polka” was to bring together musical ideas that are played in certain polka circles (German, Slovenian, and Polish) and combine them with jazz, rock, and other various influences. It is a collision of completely different worlds which, in some cases, has never been attempted before. VISIT BAVARSKI WEBSITE HERE!
Come on out for the early set… 6-9pm.
Sheryl Bailey 3 — Ian Froman Drums, Ron Oswanski Organ
55 Bar – NYC
A Trio of Swinging Maynard Ferguson Alumnus complete the Organik Vibe Trio’s second release entitled “Things We Did Last Summer”.
An all star Hammond B3 project featuring the trio of Ron Oswanski, Joel Frahm, and Marko Marcinko with special guests Dave Samuels and Vic Juris.
The Organik Vibe Trio features a unique array of sonic characteristics from a jazz trio and guests. The combination of a tenor saxophone in conjunction with the Hammond B3, drum set, and percussion create rich layers of endless possibilities. With a trio of creative players plus a vibraphone virtuoso, a jazz guitar giant and choice repertoire, you’ll be sure to enjoy!
“Things We Did Last Summer” returns the trio back to its original core roots of sax, organ and drums. With the addition of guests on vibraphone and guitar, the Organik Vibe Trio creates a fabulous new shape and sound. Please enjoy the musical journey this recording offers.
Studio footage of Ron Oswanski’s December’s Moon featuring Tim Ries, John Patitucci, and Clarence Penn… Enjoy…
Here are a few videos from the Maria Schneider tour I did.. Couple of great clips from Poland..