Oct 1st – 2nd
Bavarski — A new brand of polkas
What do you get when you mix when you mix one of the hottest jazz organists with one of the most versatile drummers around and an opera singer? New York City’s newest Polka Sensation- BAVARSKI! Of course, these aren’t just any musicians putting on lederhosen and pumping out Roll out the Barrel!! Ron Oswanski grew up with an accordion in Toledo, Ohio long before he learned about bebop—listening and playing with his father’s polka band. Also hailing from the land of mud hens- Eddie Biegaj, was singing Polish folk songs
with his concertina and accordion while starting an early journey into polka superstardom as a founding member of the Grammy nominated Toledo Polkamotion, after getting his formal classical voice training. Add the foreign element of Wayne Dunton (a native of the far off land of New Jersey) who was caught stealing Kishka at family Polish weddings and toured nationally with many world class bands while gigging and recording with numerous jazz, rock and classical luminaries. To round out the quartet of polka-rockin’ all stars, add the 2nd New Jersey element of Ernie White to the equation.. Ernie, sharped his musical skills along side his contemporaries Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi in the hey-day of rock-n-roll in New Jersey. He continues to write, produce, and perform on a very high standard keeping rock-n-roll in Trenton alive! With this quartet, you have a band that has the old soul of polka men, the full repertoire of a rocking party band, and the sophistication of jazz cats….
Check out BAVARSKI for your next Oktoberfest, Polka Party, Biergarten or Dance Event… You will have fun.
Bavarski was happy to make there first performance at Musik Fest! Here’s a few clips!!
The 2016 Bavarski T-Shirt is being printed now!! Grab one now while they are still available!!! And if your going to the GAF in Toledo, get it before the festival starts to show who your going to see at GAF!!!! As
soon as they come in, they will be available to order here!!
Bavarski is hitting Musikfest Aug 6th! Come and party with us!
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.