Lindy Kao  1988-1992


John Simkus  1993-1998


Ernie Sandquist  1999-2000


John Simkus  2001-2004


Lenny Leto  2005-2014


Joe Pekarek  2015-



Past Presidents

The Chicago Accordion Club originated in 1988, with formal Articles of Organization being adopted on July 24, 1989. The Club was incorporated as a 501(C) under the "General Not-For-Profit act" of the State of Illinois on July 18, 1990. It was re-incorporated as an Illinois "Not-For-Profit" on February 4, 2009.


The purpose of the non-profit Club has always been to stimulate a positive attitude towards the performance of music on the accordion by strengthening relationships with fellow musicians, expanding knowledge of the accordion and accordion playing, and developing a publicity program to acquaint the general public with the educational and entertainment values of the accordion.

Anthony Galla-Rini


Vince Geraci


Al Monti


Art Van Damme


Leon Sash


Frank Marocco


Manny Quartucci


Dick Contino


Mario Moschino


Rina Rosa


Andy Rizzo


Mort Herold



Honorary Members

History.

Chicago Accordion Club