Polka Generations began its journey in the winter of 2008. After having a few different bands over the years-Perfomring with his own bands for the past 31 years; Bernie Gorak II (Dad) finally succeded in putting the right combination of musicians together to form what is now The Polka Generations. The Polka Generations feature Father/Son combination of the Gorak Family playing in this band (Father (B2)-drums/Concertina/vocals, Son (B3) plays the concertina/drums/bass/vocals, matched with the outstanding vocals & clarinet/sax playing of Mr.John Jaworski & Mr. Kevin Altenburg on Trumpet,Concertina, Bass and Vocals, and rounding out the band on trumpet and vocals, the famous Teddy "O" Jr... We play chicago style polka music for your dancing and listening pleasure, with a combination of some honky style mixed with some push style polkas, and then we even will through a few pop tunes in, as well as few surprises..... Take a few moments to browse our site and check the schedule to see when we will be in your area. Don't forget to check out our web store for our recordings and other fine products.
Hope to see you out in "polkaland" in the very near future!!
Are you looking to have live music at your next musical event? Look no further, the Polka Generations brings that Chicago-Style Polkas to the polka and non-polka fan. We are known throughout the field as one of Chicago's top bands.
In addition to playing polkas, obereks & waltzs we might will surprise you & throw in a few pop tunes as well.
Below are some of the great oragnizations we have played for:
United States Polka Association, International Polka Association, American Polka Association, Patrick Henry, Keith Stras' (KNC Entertains), Cleveland Polka Association, Lets Polka USA Club,