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Pianecki, Joe

Percussionist (1935-1990)
Inducted on November 28, 1989

Inspired by his cousin, Whitey Lovsin, Joe Pianecki began playing drums at age 12. With Jimmy Medves as his teacher, Joe realized his ambition to play with the top Cleveland-style orchestras, including the Johnny Pecon-Lou Trebar Orchestra, the Markic-Zagger Orchestra, Walter Ostanek and many others. Among Cleveland-style musicians, Joe was widely recognized as the best polka drummer in terms of the precision and steadiness of his tempos and in his ability to lead the rhythm section with a clean and crisp, yet unobtrusive style.

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