||An avid composer, Don Grzanna has published over 170 original accordion and piano compositions. His accordion compositions come in various styles and degrees of difficulty, making them suitable for all levels of accordionists. |
Don holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Acccordion Performance from the Rizzo School of Music in Chicago, and a Bachelor of Music in Composition and a Master of Music Education, both from Roosevelt University Musical College in Music in Chicago.
Another passion of Don Grzanna is his concert career. A sought after entertainer, Don performs with the Don Grzanna Band, as a solo accordionist (Midi and acoustic) and as a pianist. Performing many styles of music, German music is his specialty, (including Polka Band) with many of his beautiful performances being recorded.
He also plays a full program of French, Italian and Irish Music and has the Calliope sound for Circus Music. He has peformed in most of the leading restaurants in the Milwaukee area either as an Ethnic Band or a Standard Band or Keyboard Jazz Band with Vocals.
In addition, Don will have his accordion music played in a new Latino TV show out of Los Angeles called "Rosarito" which uses the Southern Bird Dance, and in the upcoming movie called "Devils Cello" uses By the Fireside and Latin Nights. You will also find his music played in the movie "It Is What It Is" which uses "Havin' Fun" and "Romantic Waltz." The movie National Lampoon Dorm Don featured his song "Santa's Cheer" and Northwest Airlines featured several of his songs on their flights. In addition, Don will have his "Old Paris" from his "Around the World" CD, in a new film called "Rebound", while his "Italian Waltz" is being used in advertising in the United Kingdom.
Don, who is the recipient of the ASCAP Award in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, is available as both an accordionist and pianist to entertain for parties, weddings, picnics, clubs as well as for background music at dinner functions. Please e-mail Don at: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Having a musical family, Don's daughter Suzanne Grzanna is a saxophonist and vocalist who performs the 40's style jazzy lounge music. Currently, Suzanne has one CD out titled "The Cat's Meow" and her new CD titled "Fly Me to the Moon" will be out this winter.
1013 Sherwood Lane
Caledonia, WI 53108
Phone: (262) 835-4660