National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum
605 East 222nd Street Euclid, OH 44123
Toll Free: 1-800-66POLKA
Jackie Zorc was one of the most popular bandleaders from the late 1920s to the late
1930s, in Cleveland. He was known for his smile and showmanship. His pleasing demeanor
is said to have inspired Frankie Yankovic to adopt a crowd-pleasing personality.
The by-word of the time was 'I'm going wherever Jackie Zorc is playing.' He is said
to be one of the first to expand the polka band from a trio by adding a saxophone
player to play more American pop tunes. Jackie excelled on the chromatic accordion,
and his Carro accordion is in the collection of the Polka Hall of Fame.