Michigan Accordion Society

Honorary Member

Mr. John Shollack

Honored by MAS on November 5, 2006

John Shollack – Originally from Detroit, Michigan has been playing the Accordion since he was six years old Coming form a Musical family, his father would tell him about his Uncle John Krachtus an accordionist from Germany, who settled in Chicago and had a music studio and publishing house in the early 1900’s.

With his Father’s encouragement, John was given an accordion and by the time he was twelve, he was playing professionally. He studied the instrument with the legendary great Accordion virtuoso and Educator Tony Dannon. His love and passion for the accordion is reflected in his ability to play any ethnic style, Jazz, Classical, etc..

John has performed across the United States, Europe and Canada. He has written many original songs and has numerous arrangements and recordings to his credit. He has shared the stage with many – Frank Yankovic, Myron Floren, Art Van Damme, Frank Marocco, Peter Soave, Joe Cerrito and Tony Dannon, just to name a few.