National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum
605 East 222nd Street Euclid, OH 44123
Toll Free: 1-800-66POLKA
Inspired by his cousin, Whitey Lovsin, Joe Pianecki began playing drums at age 12.
With Jimmy Medves as his teacher, Joe realized his ambition to play with the top
Cleveland-Style orchestras, including the Johnny Pecon-Lou Trebar Orchestra, Bob
Timko, the Markic-Zagger Orchestra, Walter Ostanek and many others. Among Cleveland-Style
musicians, Joe was widely recognized as the best polka drummer in terms of the precision
and steadiness of his tempos and in his ability to lead the rhythm section with a
clean and crisp, yet unobtrusive style.