Jim Boggio

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James Robert Boggio
Born (1939-12-11)December 11, 1939
Died November 6, 1996(1996-11-06) (aged 56)
Cotati, California
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Accordion, Piano, Organ, Trumpet

James Robert Boggio (December 11, 1939[1]–November 6, 1996) was an American accordionist. He died of heart failure in Cotati, California, aged 56.[2] A statue of him stands in La Plaza Park, near the center of Cotati.[3]


Boggio's professional music career began with Frankie Yankovic. He studied music at San Francisco State University. From 1991 to 1996, he organized the Cotati Accordion Festival. He had a Zydeco/swamp boogie band called The Sonoma Swampdogs and owned a music store: Cotati Accordions.[2]

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  1. ^ "Social Security Death Index". Retrieved August 14, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Accordion news: The Squeeze". Retrieved April 18, 2011. 
  3. ^ "In Honor of Jim Boggio". Santa Rosa Press-Democrat. Retrieved April 18, 2011.