Our meetings- Updated Monthly - See you Monday, March 6, 2023

At Joy Luck

Monday March 6, 2023Steve Keen and Dave Asman – both very accomplished professional musicians. Steve on accordion and Dave on clarinet – this will be a wonderful musical treat – mark your calendar and come join us for a wonderful evening of music.

Monday February 6, 2023 - Featured the Accords. What a fun night hearing Glenna Archibald and Joan Weitzeil perform together as though they were one! This was our last chance to hear them before Joan Weitzel and her husband leave to serve a mission to Scotland. We also had a silent workshop presented by Paul Pasquali, in case you missed it you can click here to get your personal copy of the short workshop.

Monday January 9, 2023 - Our first meeting of the year was wonderful! We are thankful to Bart Chadez and his friends Dave Deakin and Cindy Munns.

Monday December 5, 2022 – Our December 5th Christmas event was a fun time for all those present. We heard from many of our club members and guests including Jack Graybeal, Dane Hess, Benito Garcia, Nan Schmultz, Yvonne Mueller and Rob Patterson.

Monday November 7, 2022 Featured Garry Garff and his Irish group Shilaylee plus we had a surprise visit with a short performance by Gordon Kohl.

Monday October 3, 2022 Featured – Paul Pasquali and students Dane Hess, Jack Graybeal, Benito Garcia and Brady Cloward

TUESDAY - August 2 - (Joy Luck is closed for annual vacation from July 24th thru August 1st!)
Please come and join the FUN - we will be hearing from Mary Thomason, Dane Hess and maybe a few more suprises! We look forward to seeing you Accordion Club!

Camp Concerto 2022 - Annual Concerto Wednesday, August 31!
Please note that Camp Concerto will have it's annual Concert on Wednesday, August 31 - Mark your calendar and come join us at Joy Luck that evening for some wonderful entertainment! Cost of admission is simply your meal - the concert is FREE!

July 11 Meeting at Fitts Park - pot luck dinner with open mic.
We will venture out on July 11 and have a fun time in the Park. Fitts Park is located at 3050 South 500 East in South Salt Lake City. You can enter from either 33rd South coming up to 500 East and traveling north to 3050 South - the park is on the west side of the street.
Or you may exit on I-80 at 700 East and then go back two blocks at 2700 South and then turn south bound in 500 East and find the park on your right - at 3050 South.
We have reserved the Lions Pride Pavilion located on the north side of the park and close to parking.
Bring a dish to share and we would love it if you practice a song or two to play after our POT LUCK Dinner.

June 6 Meeting - The Accords

Glenna Archibald and Joan Weitzeil entertained us in their FUN style with several upbeat numbers and closed with a great rendition of Dance Macabre by Camille Saint-Saëns. Thank you Glenna & Joan for a fun night!

May 2nd WAC Meeting -
We heard from
Bart Chadaz followed by Andy Connolly who played his brand new Colombo tone chamber accordion. Andy and Bart both are great entertainers and we had a great night!
The Monday, April 4 meeting will start out with a couple of Paul’s students followed by a wonderful program with Yvonne Mueller.
Yvonne’s been playing the accordion since age eight. She took lessons, first from Steve Mori and then later Larry Pino. Yvonne performed many years at the Snowbird Oktoberfest and with Saltsburg Echo, and she continues to play casual performances. Yvonne is the oldest daughter of Val and Dieter Arndt “an accordion family” - five of their six children played the accordion. Val started it all by learning to play the accordion in Germany as a small child. 


We have listened to our members and are not holding meetings during the month of February or March.
We plan on returning Monday, April 4, 2022. Look for your newsletter to come in the mail for both March and April.
Yvonne Mueller will be the featured artist at our April meeting plus a few young stars as well! We look forward to seeing every one come April 4 for a great night of accordion music and friendship!

JAN 2022 - SECOND MONDAY - January 10 at Joy Luck

We welcome you to our first meeting of 2022 Featuring WAYNE ECKMAN & FAMILY!
Wow can it be that WAC is now into its 17th year? Hard to believe our little club got started in 2005 - and here it is 2022!
We look forward to a great time with some wonderful music and Wayne has promised a few surprises for us! So come join us as we welcome in 2022!

Monday, December 6 - Christmas time at Joy Luck!
This year WAC will celebrate Christmas together at Joy Luck on December 6th at 6:30 PM. Plan to order your favorite dish and join friends for some great conversation followed by our Christmas Open mic music party!
Yes, all members are invited to play a favorite Christmas song or two. This has been an annual tradition that we are bringing back this year. Pull out your accordion and dust off Jingle Bells whether you decide to play or not we will all have a great time!

Monday, November 1, 2021 - What a great meeting
First we heard from student McCoy Royall. Then we had the wonderful treat of hearing Steve Keen & David Atman. Together Steve & Dave's music was entertaining, inspiring, and beautiful with rich harmonies. The combination of Steve on accordion with David on clarinet was mesmerizing. We thank both Steve & David for the time, talents and good humor. They were AMAZING!

It is so good to be back, seeing, talking, and listening to live music. Thanks for being such a great accordion family. It is a pretty exclusive club and we love having you be a part of it. We would love to expand and grow our group, so please invite your friends to come and enjoy! - Sandy Hunsaker

Monday October 4 - With Alice Cipollini
Thank you Alice Cipollini for a fun-filled evening of music! We followed the leader singing and listening to wonderful accordion music! We celebrated all things Italian for Columbus Day – Bravissima Alice!

Monday, September 13 Pat Whall memorial!
We will hear from accordionist Andy Connolly (Ranger Andy during the day at the Natural History Museum).
Then we will have a short program to honor our dear friend Pat Whall - who was always there for the Wasatch Accordion Club. If you have good memories or stories you would like to share please let either Paul or Sandy know.
Followed by a few songs played by Paul Pasquali in Pat's memory.
Click here to see Video of Memorial to Pat.

Joy Luck August 11 - Wednesday - With Gordon Kohl!
We are meeting on Wednesday because it is the last day of Camp Concerto. This will be a normal club meeting at Joy Luck - so we meet at 6:30 and everyone buys their own dinner then we have music from some of the Camp members with a Grand Performance by Guest Artist Gordon Kohl. Make sure to come join this special evening!

July 12 is our next meeting - and it Starrs YOU!

It is a July tradition - This month it is your turn to take to the stage and play one or two of your favorite songs. Everyone is welcome - if you want to play let Sandy know (you can text her at 801-628-1853). If you want to sit in the audience and enjoy some great music - just show up. Dinner seating starts about 6:15-6:30 and when we finish our meal together the music starts!

Our June 7 meeting was a great success!

This was our first live meeting in over a year and Garry & Mindy Garff provided us with an amazing re-opening! They played folk songs; some Broadway and Garry performed a Neil Diamond song.  We had about 30 people in attendance. It was magnificent to be together again and hear such wonderful accordion playing!

Wednesday – August 11, 2020 (Camp Concerto Concert) – 6:30 Dinner Seating Joy Luck