Jimmy Sturr

Jimmy Sturr
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Sturr in 2009
Background information
Birth nameJames William Sturr, Jr.
Born (1941-09-25) September 25, 1941 (age 78)
Warwick, New York, United States
Occupation(s)Instrumentalist, bandleader
InstrumentsTrumpet, clarinet, saxophone
LabelsRounder, Vanguard, www.jimmysturr.com

James W. Sturr, Jr. is an American polka musician, trumpeter, clarinetist, saxophonist and leader of Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra. His recordings have won 18 out of the 24 Grammy Awards given for Best Polka Album. Sturr's orchestra is on the Top Ten List of the All-Time Grammy Awards, and has acquired more Grammy nominations than anyone in the history of musical polka awards.[1]

Touring history

Sturr and his orchestra have performed at Carnegie Hall,[2] Lincoln Center in New York City and the Palace of Culture in Warsaw, Poland.[3] When touring, the band rides in Jimmy's forty-five foot customized tour bus, previously owned by Billy Ray Cyrus.[1]

Other Languages
italiano: Jimmy Sturr
русский: Стёрр, Джимми