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Polka Musicians: Share a little bit about yourself with
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Jackie Libera
Piano, Trumpet, Clarinet, Saxophone
Maestro’s Men, The Classix

October 2017 / Polish American Journal
Jackie Libera

What is your first memory of polka music?
My first memory would have to be my first trip to Chicago in 1963. We attended the International Polka Convention at Polonia Grove

What was the last book you read?
Gray Mountain by John Grisham. I love the law novels

What are your three favorite movies?
“The Sting”, “A Few Good Men” and “Absence of Malice” ... hmm? Two out of three for Paul Newman ... and maybe all of the “Mission Impossible” movies.

Spring, summer, fall, or winter?
 Are you kidding? Summer of course … I was a teacher!

Besides polkas, what do you listen to?
Jazz, all types, but mostly big band, and some country

What historical figure would you like to spend a day with?
George Gershwin. What an innovative and original musical mind he was!

If shipwrecked on an island, what would you like an endless supply of ?
Batteries

Where is your best place to relax?
My man cave during three seasons … the beach during the summer

What one thing — that no one knows about — are you afraid of ?
Heights ... let’s just not go there!

What one thing about you would surprise polka fans?
I am a retired public school music teacher, having taught a total of 38 years, and some of my kids have gone on to be major players in music including one who performs with the cast and crew of “Stomp.”

Polka Musicians: Share a little bit about yourself with your fans! Send your answers to these questions to: info@polamjournal.com
 Responses are printed in the order received. Please provide photo.


Bob Naessens
Trumpet
The Dynabrass

September 2017 / Polish American Journal

Becky and Bob Naessens

Bob Naessens is a trumpet player with the Dynabrass. He is pictured here with his wife, Becky.

What is your first memory of polka music?
My parents turning on the polka shows on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

What was the last book you read?
Successful Managers (as I’m going through Sales Management Training for my Pharmaceutical Job)

What are your three favorite movies?
Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump, Goonies

Spring, summer, fall, or winter?
Summer

Besides polkas, what do you listen to?
Easy listening, Rock/Roll, Irish music

What historical figure would you like to spend a day with? 
Jesus

If shipwrecked on an island, what would you like an endless supply of ?
Bottled water

Where is your best place to relax?
Golf course

What one thing — that no one knows about — are you afraid of ? 
Not finishing ALL of what God is asking me to complete

What one thing about you would surprise polka fans?
I wanted to quit playing the trumpet in the 5th grade, but my parents and the band instructor would not let me.

Polka Musicians: Share a little bit about yourself with your fans! Send your answers to these questions to: info@polamjournal.com
 Responses are printed in the order received. Please provide photo..


Roman (Travers) Truskolaski
Clarinet, Saxophone
Ampol Aires, Pension Aires
August 2017 / Polish American Journal

Roman Travers, clarinet and saxophone player with the Ampol Aires and and Pension Aires

What is your first memory of polka music?
As a child, at a Polish wedding with my parents.

What was the last book you read?
Treblinka - Nazi Concentration Camp

What are your three favorite movies?
The Pianist, Shawshank Redemption and Singin’ In the Rain.

Spring, summer, fall, or winter?
Spring.

Besides polkas, what do you listen to?
Lawrence Welk, Vienna Philharmonic, and The Boston Pops.

What historical figure would you like to spend a day with?
Frederick Chopin.

If shipwrecked on an island, what would you like an endless supply of?
Food, water, shortwave radio.

Where is your best place to relax?
At home.

What one thing — that no one knows about — are you afraid of?
Getting an illness where I lose all control of myself

What one thing about you would surprise polka fans?
That I organized the Ampol Aires and wrote much of the arrangements for the group.


Polka Musicians: Share a little bit about yourself with your fans! Send your answers to these questions to: info@polamjournal.com
 Responses are printed in the order received. Please provide photo.

 


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