Bavarski Featuring Eddie Biegaj, Ron Oswanski, & Chuck Pendrak scheduled to play Baltimore Polish Festival July 20th.
Bavarski, a polka band with the ability to venture into many different styles of polka music is scheduled to perform at the Baltimore Polish Festival July 20th, between 12 – 6pm. The Baltimore Polish Festival will allow the group to stretch out and focus on the Polish repertoire. The band features Mr. Eddie Biegaj on vocals who has just been inducted into the IPA (International Polka Association) Hall of Fame, Living Category for 2014. Eddie is known for leading his famed group Crusade as well as many hit recordings with the Toledo Polka Motion.
On accordion will be Ron Oswanski, a Toledo Ohio native and a Manhattan School of Music graduate, who has lived in the New York metropolitan area for 21 years. Ron has worked as not only an accordionist with the Maria Schneider Orchestra but also on Hammond B3 with many known jazz and rock groups including Maynard Ferguson and Blood Sweat & Tears.
Featured on clarinet and saxophone will be Chuck Pendrak who needs no introduction in the polka field. Chuck is an award winning multi-instrumentalist and a legend in the genre.
Bavarski to spend Fat Tuesday at Reichenbach Hall in NYC with it’s new blend of NYC style polkas.
Munich in Midtown
When two Germans immigrated to New York City back in the first half of the last century, they brought with them a hearty appreciation for German culture, German food, and especially German Bier. Willy and Gerda raised their family in their humble New York City home, but weekends were anything but humble for the Reichenbach clan. Gerda spent hours in the kitchen, and when everyone arrived, a sumptuous repast of cold cuts, sausages, schnitzels and other German specialties were served along with loaves of pumpernickel and rye bread. Of course, the family discussions were always lively thanks to the salutary effects of their favorite beverage. A festive mood warmed the hearts of all who attended these little Oktoberfest like parties every weekend.
As it turns out, a couple of the grandchildren grew into adulthood and their passion for great food never waned; but intensified. Not surprisingly, these boys also developed a healthy appreciation for good German beer. With memories of weekends at Willy and Gerda’s always in mind, Keith and Willy Reichenbach, a.k.a. the “Beer Brothers, ” developed the concept for a great German beer and eating hall where it feels like Oktoberfest every day. Reichenbach Hall is here for you today. We hope you enjoy it. Prost!
About Oktoberfest presented by Yuengling
Experience an authentic German Oktoberfest with a special Pennsylvania flair. Highlighting the event is the 100-foot by 240-foot Yuengling Festhalle tent at PNC Plaza, featuring German food, beer, and polka, rock and party bands.