Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra | Polka Cola

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Polka Cola

by Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra

Jimmy Sturr is a polka musician, trumpeter/clarinetist/saxophonist and leader of Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra. His recordings have won 18 out of the 24 Grammy Awards given for Best Polka Album.
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3. Hot Rod Lincoln
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5. Snow Is On the Roses
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6. Polka Cola
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7. Why, Because I Love You
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12. I Know Somebody Who Would
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Jimmy Sturr is a polka musician, trumpeter/clarinetist/saxophonist and leader of Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra. His recordings have won 18 out of the 24 Grammy Awards given for Best Polka Album. Sturr's orchestra is on the Top Ten List of the All-Time Grammy Awards, and has acquired more Grammy nominations than anyone in the history of musical polka awards. His band is arguably the most popular polka band in America, and have their own TV show on the RFD-TV network, a network devoted to rural America.

When touring, the band rides in Jimmy’s forty-five foot customized tour bus. On their travels, they have been to the most prestigious venues in the world, including seven sold out concerts at Carnegie Hall and four sold out concerts at Lincoln Center in New York City and a sold out concert at the Palace of Culture in Warsaw, Poland. The band has also played at many famous casinos.

Today, Jimmy Sturr lives in the house he grew up in, with his parents, in the upstate town of Florida, New York. The band usually attracts crowds of loyal fans wherever their travels take them. He hosts a syndicated radio show that airs on stations around the country, including WTBQ [1] in his hometown of Florida, NY, the station he once owned. Although Sturr is the Irish son of a local bank president, his fans don't seem to mind the "I'm Polish" persona that he radiates. Sturr's first radio job was hosting an hour of polkas on Saturdays on WALL in Middletown, NY. The station would sell Sturr an hour of time, which he would resell to area businesses at a profit. He would play polka tunes and promote his Polka record label and sell albums via mail. Sturr was an excellent radio host and salesman and the show was packed full of ads from businesses large and small, thus setting the stage for his future business success and providing Sturr with an intimate knowledge of local radio. He and his engineer AC would broadcast live from a local restaurant "The Jolly Onion Inn" in Pine Island on Saturday nights in the late 60's, always to a packed house.


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With more Grammys than most musicians have albums, Jimmy Sturr is keeping polka fresh, fun, and evolving. After traveling the world, hosting his own musical TV show and raking in the awards, this talented multi-instrumentalist (trumpet, saxophone, clarinet) and bandleader knows that the appeal of polka isn’t just some nostalgia trip. Jimmy’s ability, skill and irreverent playfulness, make polka music sound as vital as ever.