“THE GODFATHER OF THE ACCORDION”
When you book Papa Joe, you will be hiring a Seasoned Professional Accordionist & Singer with over 50 years of performing experience. Papa Joe has appeared on Fox 5 TV News, Optimum’s Italian America Long Island TV Station and performed at Gracie Mansion for Mayor De Blasio’s Italian Heritage Celebration.
Together, we can help to make your party event a success.
Music options include: Strolling or Stationary Accordionist/Singer which is ideal for Any Occasion or Restaurant.
Papa Joe has been featured in
“Accordion Stars Illustrated Magazine”
and is a Member of;
The American Accordionists Association &
The Long Island Accordion Alliance
This was the first time I've ever hired an entertainer online and was at first very skeptical. Within just a few minutes after reviewing the GigSalad web site and posting my request, I received a very friendly phone call from Papa Joe. In just a few seconds of conversation, I felt very comfortable and knew that he was the one to hire. I was specifically looking for an accordion player that performed Italian songs and he fit the bill perfectly. He was very friendly and professional and contacted me numerous times before my event. He arrived well before my guests and set everything up. He is an excellent accordion player and a very good singer. He was the life of the party and many of my guests complemented me on his performance. I’m actually looking forward to hire Papa Joe again for our next event.
Response from Papa Joe:
Thank you so much for your review. It was certainly a pleasure performing for you and your family. And I am looking forward to playing at your retirement.
We enjoyed Joe's music. It added a lot to Dad's 90th Birthday celebration. We are very grateful we had Poppa Joe join us. Thanks sooo much. The Laricchia family
Response from Papa Joe:
Thank you and it was most enjoyable providing the music for your family.
What a fabulous performer Papa Joe De Clemente is! He brought back the sweetest, happiest memories with his accordion playing Italian music for Mom and her guests! It was all the music Mom grew up with, so sentimental and upbeat. Not only did Papa Joe make the Birthday girl feel special, he also engaged everyone else including the children in his performance.
Papa Joe is such a talented man. I am So glad I found him. We all had such a great time and even Mom at “90” got up and danced!!!
Thank you, Papa Joe ~ you made our day! We love you! 😘
Papa Joe was excellent! He made the party! We will definitely be using him again
Price Range: $225 and up
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What to Expect
When you book Papa Joe, you will be hiring a Seasoned Professional Accordionist & Singer with over 50 years of performing experience. Together, we can help to make your party event a success. Music Instrument options include:
Strolling Acoustic Accordion which is idea for smaller venues such as; Cocktail Parties, small Social Clubs and Italian or German Restaurants; or
Stationary Midi Digital Accordion which idea for larger venues such as; larger Party Celebrations, Senior and Social Clubs that require a fuller sound & possibly some dance music
Introduced to the accordion at a young age, “Papa Joe” De Clemente has played for countless Parties, Weddings, Senior Clubs and Restaurants in the Metro NYC Area for over 50 years. In addition, he has performed at the Gold Coast Casino in Las Vegas NV for the International Accordion Convention, appeared on Optimum’s Channel 20 Italian America Long Island TV Show and entertained guests at Gracie Mansion, in NYC, for Mayor Di Blasio’s Italian Heritage Celebration. Papa Joe is also a member of the Long Island Accordion Alliance and has also performed as the featured artist. With a wide selection of songs from basic 30’s-40’s Standards, 50’s – 60’s Rock to Italian American & German classics, I have played as long as 7 hours of entertaining music, all by memory.
Papa Joe is also a member of
The Long Island Accordion Alliance &
The American Accordion Association.
He is also featured in the book;
“Accordion and World’s Best Contemporary Accordionists”
Additional Booking Notes
Papa Joe owns several types of accordions: from an Acoustic Accordion to a Hi-Tech MIDI Accordion each designed to fit different venues.
Upcoming Booked Events
|May 26, 2019 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm||Dinner Party|
|June 02, 2019 • 3:00pm - 5:30pm||Birthday Party|
Past Booked Events
|April 26, 2019–April 29, 2019 • 12:00am - 11:55pm||Unavailable|
|April 14, 2019 • 1:00pm - 3:30pm||Birthday Party|
|April 13, 2019 • 1:30pm - 4:00pm||Birthday Party|
|April 12, 2019 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Village Lanterne|
|March 31, 2019 • 12:00pm - 8:00pm||Birthday|
|March 21, 2019 • 10:30am - 2:30pm||New Image Party|
|March 16, 2019 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Village Lanterne|
|March 10, 2019 • 10:00am - 12:00pm||LHCC SOLO|
|March 08, 2019 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||II Bacco|
|March 06, 2019 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm||Seniors Party|
|March 03, 2019 • 3:30pm - 7:30pm||Village Lanterne|
|March 01, 2019 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Village Lantern|
|February 15, 2019 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||101st Birthday|
|February 06, 2019 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Long Island Accordion Alliance|
|February 02, 2019 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Birthday Party|
|February 02, 2019 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm||Birthday Party|