Our next meeting is July 15th at 2:00 pm. Open to the Public!

A Tribute to Michele "Mike" Corino (1918-2017)
with Ron Borelli and Mike Zampiceni!

Ron Borelli and musical friends Ron Sfarzo and Mike Zampiceni will perform compositions by legendary Bay Area band leader and accordionist Michele “Mike” Corino.

Mike grew up in the small town of Costino in northern Italy where his talent was quickly recognized by the famed Italian band leader Cinico Angelini. Maestro Angelini promptly recruited Mike into his orchestra, the Orchestra da Ballo dell’EIAR, as accordion soloist. The EIAR Dance Orchestra performed regularly on the radio and fame and fortune led Mike to branch out on his own, forming his own orchestra and making many studio recordings of both singles and albums. By this time Mike was also an accomplished composer with over 30 compositions to his credit. One favorite of so many is The Crazy Accordion Polka (Fisarmonica Impazzita).

After World War II Mike immigrated to the United States settling in San Francisco. He continued his career with the Corino Orchestra, entertaining Bay Area Celebrities and at family events for the next 60 years. In North Beach, Mike established Corino Music to sell and teach accordion. Mike trained a new generation of accordionists, many of whom went on to become professional accordionists themselves.

On July 15, we will also hear Mike Corino’s famous trio, the Godfathers, with Vince Aguiar on Clarinet, Joe Miseli on Mandolin and vocals and Ron Borelli, taking the place of Mike as accordionist.

On-stage Mike Corino is remembered for his animated style and dynamic showmanship; off-stage, for his contagious sense of humor, boisterous laugh and friendly personality.
Please join us in a tribute to this bigger than life musical legend.

Also performing before our main event will be Siyuan Donnelly, age 8; Zane Sy-Quimsiam, age 7; and club members Don Savant and Dr. Daniel Cher. All 4 are studying with Mike Zampiceni and have shown great talent under his guidance.

Come join us! Our programs are always open to the public!

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