email:billkennick@washingtonsenators.com


Notice picture on wall of Antoinette Misjak Kennick, one of the first Novo Mesto, Slovenian girls to marry an American. Pictured along with her is Olga Virginia "Ginx Kennick" at age 2. The accordion player was always known as "Ginx Kennick's brother."


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travels from Greenwood Lake NY 10925 Slovenian Polka, Slovenian Syle, Tango, Neapolitan.

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Bill Kennick Accordionist
Joey and me at Joey's Italian Restaurant,
(Joey knows all the Neapolitan songs (in Italian))

tango rehearsal piano accordion beer barrel polka
Rehearsal Time Slovenian style
tango piano accordion sheet music dios muchachos
Tango lead sheet
tango bandoneon style piano accordion carlos gardel

dancing tango with the best of them

Bill Kennick plays Poinciana: (Ahmad Jamal style)

Somewhere Over the Rainbow (piano)

In RE: The New York gig Oct 1
Quoting billkennick@washingtonsenators.com:
Thanks for the opportunity to play at Townhouse 275. Very nice venue and good looking people. If you have a picture of me and/or a sound clip maybe you could send it to me and allow me to put it on my website or Youtube. I hope to see you again soon, recapping some of the songs you heard:
Tangos
 La Cumparsata
 Jalousie Whatever Lola wants, (Lola Gets) from Broadway show Damn Yankees
 El Cholco
 Volver by Carlos Gardel
 Adios Muchachos
 A La Gran Muneca
 Tango of Roses
  Por Una Cabeza well known Tango danced by Al Pacino
Adios Nonino Astor Piazzolla
Gallo Ciego Augustin Bardi

Italian Neapolitan Restaurant 3 Tenors, Arias
  Pagliacci by Leoncavallo, Caruso
  Donna e Mobile from Verdi's Rigoletto
  Come Back to Sorrento, sung by Pavaratti, Placido Domingo, Carreras
  O Mio Babbino Caro Puccini popularized by Maria Callas
  Santa Lucia
  Mona Lisa Nat King Cole (most requested accordion tune)
  Mattinata Leoncavallo Caruso
  O Sole Mio

 French Cafe
 Moulin Rouge Theme Boulevard of Broken Dreams (1925)
 Moulin Rouge 1954 Theme Where is Your Heart? Zsa Zsa Gabor
 Autumn Leaves
 La Vie en Rose by Edith Piaf
 Love in the Afternoon Theme, Fascination Audrey Hepburn
 Under Paris Skies Hubert Giraud
 My Ideal from Maurice Chevalier
 Poor People of Paris

  The Realist Singer in French and German Film
 La Vie en Rose by Edith Piaf
 Falling in Love Again Marlene Dietrich

 Sinatra Brooklyn, NY
 New York New York Theme
 I Did it My Way --Boy did I!  :(
 Come Fly with me
 Fly me to the Moon
 Isle of Capri Tango
 Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry "Only the Lonely" Album
 Strangers in the Night

 Jazz Accordion
 Vincent Youmans More Than You Know

 Latin and Polish, Slovenian Favorites
 Green Eyes Aquellos Ojos Verdes
 Amapola
 Flamingo
 Who Stole the Kishka (actually somebody stole the sheet music so I couldn't play it)

Jazz Piano
 Tune Up (Miles Davis)
 Blues in G (Bobby Walker)
 Around Midnight (Thelonious Monk)
 September in the Rain (Errol Garner style)
 I Remember April (George Shearing Style)
 How are Things in Glocca Morra?

 General Thoughts:
 It was easy to get to your place in Brooklyn, NY once I got my EZ-pass. I got off the Verrazano Bridge at 92nd Street and went a few blocks to your place at 94th and 3rd Avenue. I ended up parking on Shore Drive and walking 4 blocks. Very clean upscale neighborhood. Lots of restaurants on 3rd Avenue. I ended up getting only a bagle, but then again I was nervous, this being my first gig in NY-NY.

 I should have played (maybe next time): September Song -Kurt Weill Mack the Knife- Kurt Weill Lotte Lenya Crazy- Willie Nelson I Fall to Pieces- Patsy Kline Who's Got the Last Laugh Now? -Gershwin, Fred Astaire, Sinatra Jazz and Broadway classics including more Nat King Cole, Harold Arlin, Cole Porter etc.

 The trouble was that I needed a better light over my music stand in order to make out the more complicated jazz chords. I have already ordered new lamps from Sam Ash so we will see.

 When I was younger, say 50 years ago, I had better eyesight (and more hair) but I hadn't been burned by life and love to the extent I have now. True I had some wistful desire to be "The Fool on the Hill" but (neither) I (nor McCartney) understood everything that that entailed. Too soon old and too late smart, as they say back where I come from. So the way the story goes, to be a real artist you have to have suffered. (Now he can really make you weep when he plays. The trouble is , he's so ugly and now he is two years older than dirt!)

 So anyway, irregardless and irrespective, a lot of these tunes do play pretty well on accordion. And yes, I forgot to mention, I did play "Lady of Spain".
 Regards,
Bill Kennick :