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Central Florida Accordion Club
Featured Member

Ed Czarniak
 
Ed enjoys playing an
acoustic accordion,
which in his view,
allows him to express
the feeling he puts into
his music much better.
 
Ed plays professionally
and attends CFAC
meetings regularly in
Cocoa and Winter Park.
 
Ed in 2000
 
Ed Czarniak is originally from Connecticut.  He started with one year of accordion lessons at age
eleven.  Ed learned and played on his own throughout his school years.  His interest in playing
subsided when in 1966, he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he spent most of his four
year tour in Germany.  Following his discharge, he married, raised a son and picked up the accordion
once in a while.  

In 1991, he bought his first new accordion, a midi model.  After a year of study and learning to
play an electronic accordion, he started to take jobs as a one-man band, playing in clubs and at
private parties under the name of "Sentimental Journey".  He specialized in American standards and
ethnic music.

Ed moved to Florida in 2002 and returned to playing an acoustic accordion, which in his view
expresses the feeling he puts into his music much better.  His goal is to someday play strolling music.
 
Ed with his grandfather (left) and father, 1962

 

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