JERRY SCHLAG & FRIENDS
Jerry Schlag is an accordionist and started on the accordion at the age of ten. He has been playing for dances and shows since the late 1950s when he started with his father’s orchestra. He has played with many different groups throughout the years. He is a chartered member of the Norsk Hostfest Accordion Club and has played in six accordion competitions and judged in three of the accordion competitions at the Hostfest. He has performed at many night clubs throughout North Dakota, for different thrashing shows, Arts in the Parks, Frozen Fingers Festivals, Norsk Hostfest, German Festival in Fargo, Wells County Fair, ND State Fair, SRT Annual Meetings, Sakura’s Japanese Restaurant in Minot and more. He plays about 100 performances a year at local and out of town nursing and retirement homes. For the past ten years, Jerry has performed on Amtrak and played for 16 years twice a month at Four Bears Casino. In 2006, Jerry was inducted into the Dakota Music Association Hall of Fame in Aberdeen, South Dakota. From 2005-2017 he has been performing with the JMB Band which has recorded 11 CDs. In addition, he has recorded 4 CDs on his own and plays a lot of solo performances or performs with some of his former accordion students. He also does performances with Rod Renaud on bass.