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Pittsburgh Polish Aristocrats Orchestra

"We Work While We Play"
Call Mayflower 8437

The following list of names is taken from a Souvenir booklet of an Annual Valentine Dance of the Black Sheep Athletic Association held Monday Evening, February 14, 1938 at the Lithuanian Hall on the South Side, (Pittsburgh)



Any information on the orchestra, the organization, or the hall is greatly appreciated and will be added to this page. Photos most welcomed. Contact Dr. Paul Valasek


Members of the Orchestra

Edward Wisniewski, Saxaphone and Director
Eugene Olszewski, Trumpet
Stephen Delach, Saxaphone
Joseph Zarnich, Accordion
Vincent Grejda, Saxaphone
Robert Allebrand, Drummer
Thaddeus Kubiak, Pianist
Chester Jakoski, Manager



Courtesy of  Michael Serrino


Photo courtesy of Michael Serrino


The Polish Aristocrats were a popular orchestra in the Western Pennsylvania area prior to WW2. Eugene Olszewski was my father. He passed away in 1990. As far as I know Chester Jakowski is a surviving member. He hosted a Polka Radio Show on WJAS for at least 20 years. Dad loved his music and played in various bands until his death at age 74.


Tom Olszewski - Fort Lee, NJ


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