Jimmy Sturr

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Jimmy Sturr
Jimmy Sturr.jpg
Sturr in 2009
Background information
Birth name James William Sturr, Jr.
Born (1941-09-25) September 25, 1941 (age 74)
Warwick, New York, United States
Genres Polka, rock, country
Website www.jimmysturr.com

James W. "Jimmy" Sturr, Jr. is an American 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.[citation needed] 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.[1]


When touring, the band rides in Jimmy's forty-five foot customized tour bus, previously owned by Billy Ray Cyrus.[1] They have performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City and the Palace of Culture in Warsaw, Poland.[citation needed]

Radio show[edit]

Sturr hosts a syndicated radio show on stations including WTBQ[2] in his hometown of Florida, New York, the station he once owned.


Band members[edit]

  • Jimmy Sturr - vocals
  • TBD - accordion
  • Dennis Coyman - drums
  • Eric Parks - trumpet
  • Frank Urbanovitch - vocals, fiddle
  • Johnny Karas - vocals, tenor saxophone
  • John Olcese - piano
  • Kenny Harbus - trumpet
  • Kevin Krauth - trumpet
  • Nick DeVito - clarinet, alto saxophone
  • Jim Perry - clarinet, alto saxophone
  • Rich Pavasaris - bass guitar
  • Gus Kosior - Manager


  1. ^ a b Sisario, Ben (February 5, 2006). "The Polka King Rolls Out the Barrel for the 19th Time". The New York Times. Retrieved October 18, 2010. 
  2. ^ WTBQ

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