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John Keene

Accordion Music For All Events

Allow me to assist in providing the right music for your event

Feature:  My accordion repertoire includes Italian, French, and German selections, and classical, Broadway, and jazz. Benefit:  In addition, I will be happy to double on acoustic piano when the instrument is provided at the engagement location.

Benefit:  I can also provide live music at locations where no electricity is available, such as parks, picnics, and events where musician mobility is desired.

Providing live music

Feature: Based in Cincinnati, Ohio and performing throughout the Southwest Ohio area including Cincinnati, Dayton, and Columbus. Benefit: Also serving Northern Kentucky including Covington, Newport, Dayton, Lexington, and Louisville, and extending to Lawrenceburg, Belterra, and Indianapolis, Indiana.

To inquire about dates, times, and rates


In the last 12 months, it has been my pleasure to perform

for the following occasions:

Private events (including wedding ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, and receptions).

Company and corporate dinners.

Country club member events.

Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Parade (polka band)



Oktoberfest activities and German-theme amusement parks.

Italian church festivals.

Restaurant, casino, and hotel engagements.

Symphony orchestra and special concerts.

Holiday functions (Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc.).

Bastille Day (French)

Retirement community solo concerts and special events.

Equipment and Attire

Feature: I own both classical tone-chambered and musette accordions for ethnic music, as well as electronic accordions when amplification is needed.  I use Trace-Acoustic amplifiers and Bose PA systems, and Sennheiser pickups.  Benefit: For most engagements, I wear either tuxedo (black-tie), coat and tie, and special attire based on the event.

John Keene is a member of the teaching faculty of Xavier University and Wilmington College.

Thank you for considering Music by John Keene. Please contact me if you have any questions. We can work together to assure a successful event for everyone.