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These are just some of the nice things people are saying about us:

"Your contribution was wonderful and everyone really enjoyed both the more serious music as well as the fun. …. You did your professional touch…. You actually brought our 92 year old uncle to his feet when the kids were lifted onto chairs on the dance floor. As a survivor of the Holocaust, it must fill him with great emotion to hear his music, see his loved ones, etc. …..thanks so much for adding the perfect musical element – both solemn and fun."

Mother of the Bride at a wedding where Joe as Capricious Accordion performed the music for the entire affair: the ceremony, the luncheon and the afternoon reception.

In a letter to the venue management, she also wrote:

"Joe, the accordionist, added just the right touch of ceremony and fun. I hope you'll consider suggesting him again as he was terrific to work with, low key, helpful, agreeable. ….."

"Our…objective is to provide good programs and certainly having your music helps us satisfy that aspect…… We have a good reputation…for the excellent programs we provide that are open to other than our Club membership. The entourage that follows you is evidence of the overall respect for you and your group and certainly they are an important factor towards our financial achievement."

Organizers of a social organization Oktoberfest where AlpinersUSA Oktoberfest Band performed.


"…everyone had a fantastic time. The party could not have been more perfect. The music was fabulous -- just what we wanted. Everyone loved your accordion, your personality and your selections. I am so blessed to have crossed your path, just in time! Thank you for making it so special. "

Daughter who hired Capricious Accordion for her father's birthday and parents' anniversary celebration.

"This must have been the best event ever. I hear only good comments, no complaints about anything. Liana was great, people were just mesmerized by her voice and songs. …. And everyone loves to listen when you and violinist Dave stroll and play."

Organizer of event where Café Vienna Ensemble performed together with Liana.

"…You and your "Capricious Accordion" presented an EXCEPTIONAL program for us! The instrument is truly "state-of-the-art" but it takes a very accomplished musician to produce the beautiful music that you played for us. Thank you for sharing your talent with us and for playing our "favorite" tunes. Good music is good for the heart!!

Officer of social organization where Capricious Accordion performed.

Joe makes the accordion sexy!

Young lady attendee at Pleasanton Farmers' Market

From fellow accordionists and accordion clubs:

Hi Joe,
I really enjoyed your CD. Lots of variety, and very inventive.
You are an excellent player.
Best regards,

From Carl Fortina, well-known professional accordionist who recorded most, if not all, of the sound tracks in Italian movies of the past. Regarding Joe's CD, Something for Everyone.

"Hi Joe,

I want to thank you again for entertaining the San Francisco Accordion Club…We are still talking about your performance and how much we enjoyed hearing you.

As people were leaving, they were so impressed that they asked us when our next meeting would be. It was one of the best programs we've had and it's entertainers such as <you> that make it so good….
We know you have an extremely busy schedule and took time for us and wanted you to know we appreciate it very much."

Rosemary Armanino, Secretary
San Francisco Accordion Club


"Hi Joe,

My wife and I just spent an hour absolutely amazed listening to your CD recording. I haven't heard anyone that plays the Concerto do it as well.…It is absolutely fantastic what you have achieved.

… if you have time and can send me some information along about … how you achieve some of the sounds, like on Brazil, Building up Steam and Train Ride absolutely great. You are truly an accomplished musician…..

Thanks again for the fantastic CD...."

Fellow Concerto Accordionist re Joe's CD, Something for Everyone


Your CD ….is a true masterpiece of precision musicianship!

Fellow Accordionist from the UK