| Central Florida Accordion Club
June 2003 Featured Member
| Affectionately known as
"Jimmy B" to his many
friends and associates, Jimmy
is a professional accordionist
/ entertainer and has been for
many years. Jimmy performs
as a soloist and also has a
band of up to 5 musicians.
You can find him performing
at conventions or restaurants,
or at any special occasion.
He has a genuine love for the
accordion and often gives of
his talent to help promote the
| Jimmy performed at
MGM/Disney studios for 6
years and still plays there on
occasion. His repertoire
includes Italian, French,
Irish, German, Dixieland,
smooth Jazz and Continental
selections. No wonder he's
known as "Mr. Versatility" !
In his spare time, Jimmy
enjoys teaching and recording
in his home studio. He is an
ardent supporter and
volunteer of CFAC activities.
| Jim Bubaloni "Mr. Versatility" started his
accordion adventures at 8 years of age. Jim
is from Loretto Michigan where the
accordion is loved, especially Polka music.
| Age 8 with mom and sister
| After high school, Jim knew music would be his lifetime
career. He decided to adventure to Chicago to expand his
knowledge. This was quite an adjustment for Jim, going
from a small town of 500 to the Chicago metropolitan area.
This is where Jim experienced the highlight of his music
career -- he had the honor to study with the great Jazz
accordionist Leon Sash. Leon not only taught him the ins
and outs of the accordion, but also the money tunes.
| Age 8
On stage at age 12
First new accordion, age 11
| Jimmy with Dad and Mom, 9 years old
| After serving in the Armed Forces touring with the Army band throughout Central and
South America, Jim settled back in Chicago with Cecilia, his new bride. At this time, Jim
went back to school for electronics and continued advance studies with Leon Sash.
In the early seventies, Jim moved to Altamonte Springs, Florida with his family. He
worked at Disney for a few years as a part of the Toon Town Trio. He entertained
thosands of folks which was great exposure and experience for him. Today, Jim
contines to entertain throughout the Central Florida Area.
| Jimmy, the CFAC is proud to have you as a
member. We wish you continued happiness and
success in your music and whatever you do.